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Lot 2001

$100

Title: History of the Indian Wars: To Which Is Prefixed a Short Account of the Discovery of America by Columbus, and of the Landing of Our Forefathers at Plymouth, with Their Most Remarkable Engagements with the Indians in New England, from Their First Landing, in 1620, until the Death of King Philip, in 1679. To Which Is Now Added a Historical Account of the Suferings of the Inhabitants of the Frontier Settlements by the Savages, during the French and Revolutionary Wars; And Also the Particulars of Every Important Engagement with the Indians in the Southern and Western States and Territories, to the Present Time
Author: Henry Trumbull
Publisher: Phillips and Sampson
City: Boston
Year: 1846
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/320 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce "new edition, with an entire new arrangement, essential corrections, and large additions."

This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to the spine. A pictorial design depicting a European settler also appears on the spine. The book shows external wear, with cracking and minor loss at the edges of the spine. Minor loss is visible at the outside corners of the boards. The covers display light soiling. The binding is sound. The interior exhibits light foxing throughout. This work is illustrated with four color plates (instead of the usual three) plus a long fold-out color frontispiece (measuring approximately 14" x 8.75"). This frontispiece, entitled "A View of Col Johnson's Engagement with the Savages (Commanded by Tecumseh) near the Moravian Town, October 5th, 1812," displays loss at the lower outside corner and bottom edge, with marginal loss to the captions and taping along the folds and at the edges.
Lot 2002

$750

Title: The Way to Wealth or Poor Richard Improved
Author: Benjamin Franklin - Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of historian Henry Steele Commager, "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."
Publisher: Printed for Ant. Aug. Renouard
City: Paris
Year: 1795
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 181 pages plus 2 pages of epitaph and 27-151 pages of "Interrogatoire de M. Franklin" & "Constitution de la Republique de Pennsylvanie," plus 1 page of publisher's catalogue
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This scarce Paris edition of the works of Franklin has texts in both English and French. This volume contains the title essay, its translation into French under the title "La science du bonhomme Richard," a small selection of his correspondence, with letters in both languages, and the texts "Dialogue entre la goutte et Franklin," "Quelques mots sur l'Amerique. Avis a ceux qui voudroient aller s'etablir dans cette contree," and "Interrogatoire de M. Franklin devant la Chambre des Communes." Also present is "Dr. Franklin's Epitaph, Written by Himself," with the French translation on the facing page, and the text of the Pennsylvania Constitution translated into French.

This antique volume has been rebound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. This volume has marbled edges. An annotation in pencil appears on the front pastedown. A very small piece of paper with an embossed profile portrait of Franklin has been attached to the front flyleaf. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing. A clipping with a portrait of Franklin has been pasted onto the page opposite the title page, with some staining from adhesive visible along gutter and at the margins. This volume also presents a number of vignettes.
Lot 2003

$90

Title: Leaders
Author: Richard M. Nixon - Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Publisher: Warner Books
City: New York
Year: 1982
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 371 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "When Nikita Krushchev shouted contempt for the United States in his famous "kitchen debate" with Vice President Nixon, Americans gasped at this sudden glimpse of the Soviet leader's character. At the time cameras and reporters were present. But how much more would we have learned if we could have traveled the globe with Richard Nixon and met privately with others who have shaped the world?
Mr. Nixon has known virtually very major foreign leader since World War II: some at the pinnacle of power; some during their "years in the wilderness" -- while out of power; and others at the end of their lives. He has enjoyed the intimate confidences of some, listened as other cleverly dissembled, and has himself taken part in the high-stakes interactions of heads of state. His has been an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight into the natures of powerful men and the qualities of leadership.
In "Leaders" Mr. Nixon shares these insights and experiences. He assesses the careers of these men, illustrates them with revealing anecdotes, recalls words of wisdom, and brings to bear his own judgments. We meet the co-architects of the new Japan, Douglas MacArthur and Shigeru Yoshida. Encountering the recent leaders of China -- Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and Chiang Kai-shek -- we see the men behind these events. We find the intensely private man behind the carefully crafted Charles de Gaulle; explore the practical yet idealistic philosophy of "der Alte," Konrad Adenauer; confront Leonid Brezhnev; and delight in the company of Winston Churchill. Mr. Nixon also introduces us to more than a dozen other major leaders of Southern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East, and he concludes with a penetrating essay on the nature and requirements of leadership and why some succeed and others fail." (From the text on dust jacket flaps)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this political memoir. The inscription on the half title page reads "To Milt & Emily (illegible name) - / With warm regards - / from / Richard Nixon / 1982."

This volume is bound in quarter black cloth and blue paper-covered boards. The title and author's name appear in silver on the spine. The book shows shelfwear, with discoloration along the bottom edges. The binding is firm. A previous owner's bookplate appears on the front pastedown. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with b&w photos. The intact dust jacket, with price of $17.50 on the front flap, also displays shelfwear, with small tears at the edges. A color photo of Nixon adorns the rear cover. A Wall Street Journal newspaper clipping on Nixon is laid in.
Lot 2004

$175

Title: N by E
Author: Rockwell Kent - Rockwell Kent was an American painter, printmaker, illustrator, and writer.
Publisher: Brewer & Warren
City: New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 281 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Rockwell Kent, artist, author, adventurer, voyaged north-by-east towards Greenland. The expedition, undertaken with two companions, ended in disaster. A sudden storm, sweeping down from the ice cap beyond, overcame the tiny sailing craft as she lay in a precipitously walled Greenland fjord -- safe, the mariners thought, after the long ice-contested passage from Nova Scotia and the Labrador. But the loss of the ship ended not at all the happy adventure. Indeed, the subsequent escape from death, the partial salvaging of the "Direction" and the glorious days in Greenland, form chapters quite as alluring as the record of the voyage itself. In "N by E," the story of this expedition, Kent has caught in words and pictures the challenging beauty of this rugged country just as he has the spirit of the Eskimos and of the friendly Danes who did so much for him -- and, of course, of the sea, angry or benign, which he has known from Alaska to Patagonia." (Text from the flaps of the dust jacket)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed second printing of this work. The inscription on the front flyleaf reads "To Albert H. Robson / by his friend / Rockwell Kent / Toronto, February 1934."

This book is bound in cream cloth with dark blue lettering stamped on the spine and front cover. A pictorial design depicting a compass is stamped in dark blue on the spine and in the lower half of the front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The previous owner's name and the date January 1931 appear at the top of the front flyleaf. The interior is clean and bright. The pages exhibit very mild rippling. This work contains numerous textual illustrations by Rockwell Kent. The intact dust jacket, with price of $3.50 on the rear flap, shows shelfwear, with small tears at the edges. Minor tape repair is visible on the verso.
Lot 2005

$200

Details: This lot includes the incunabulum shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a large leaf from the Nuremberg Chronicle, with the words "Sexta etas mundi" appearing in the top margin, and the Latin number CLVIII in the upper right corner of the recto. The in-text woodcut illustrations on the verso show bishops gathered at the Synodus Aguilegensis, along with portraits of Beda Venerabilis, Theodorus Archiepiscopus, St. Lambertus and Pipinus Dux. The recto shows four Roman emperors. These finely hand-colored woodcuts are by Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519), who taught Albrecht Durer, and may well have participated in designing some of the illustrations for the specialist craftsmen (called "formschneider"s) who cut the blocks, onto which the design had been drawn, or a drawing glued.

""The Nuremberg Chronicle" is an illustrated biblical paraphrase and world history that follows the story of human history related in the Bible; it includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. Written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel, with a version in German, translation by Georg Alt, it appeared in 1493. It is one of the best-documented early printed books—an incunabulum —and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text.

Latin scholars refer to it as "Liber Chronicarum" (Book of Chronicles) as this phrase appears in the index introduction of the Latin edition. English speakers have long referred to it as the Nuremberg Chronicle after the city in which it was published. German speakers refer to it as "Die Schedelsche Weltchronik" (Schedel's World History) in honour of its author."





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Condition / Notes: This leaf, measuring approximately 11.5" x 17.5", is hinged to the back of a window mat (17" x 24") with two short sections of archival tape. The leaf shows some staining/smudging to the bottom margins. The hinges are secure. A small clipping with information on this leaf is pasted to the rear of the back board. A small printed green label of Cosmopolitan Science & Art Service Co., Inc. of New York appears in the bottom right corner of the same.
Lot 2006

$225

Details: This lot includes the framed antique map of South America shown in the corresponding image(s). This late seventeenth-century map, entitled "Amerique meridionale," is by French cartographer Nicolas Sanson (1600–1667), termed by some the creator of French geography. The ornate title cartouche indicates this map to have been revised and amended ("revue et changee en plusiers endroits suivant les Memoires les plus recents") and published by the author in Paris ("Chez l'Autheur aux Galleries du Louvre") in 1679.

This representation of South America has colored outlines giving a sense of the colonial divisions then existing in the continent. Regions are identified as "Terre Ferme" (encompassing Colombia, Venezuela and areas north of Brazil), "Perou," "Chili." The area identified as Paraguay extends well beyond the current borders of that country, with Uruguay and areas of southern Brazil included. Argentina is divided into areas labeled Tucuman, La Plata and "Terre magellanique" (southernmost part of the country). Settlements are clearly designated. A sea vessel is drawn in the upper right corner, a sea creature in the lower left. No scale is provided.


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Condition / Notes: This antique engraved map, preserved under glass within a wooden frame, displays several faint moisture markings, most prominently at the center, with areas corresponding to Argentina and Paraguay affected, and on the right-hand side. A vertical fold appears along the mid-section. All the content is legible. The wooden frame shows wear, with soiling and chipping. Taping is visible along all the borders of the rear cardboard panel. A small plastic bag with the old nails previously used to hold in the panel is attached at the center of the panel. The frame measures approximately 25.25" x 19.75".
Lot 2007

$120

Details: This lot includes the pair of antique ornithological engravings shown in the corresponding image(s). The bright hand-colored images are accompanied by a text in Arabic script, present on both sides. The work depicting the Himalayan Golden Eagle is identified as such in a penciled in caption underneath the image. The other piece also offers a depiction of a bird of prey, which appears to be another rendering of the same eagle. This latter piece has gilt borders, the former borders in yellow.

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Condition / Notes: The engraving of the Himalayan eagle, measuring approximately 6.75" x 10.5", shows wear, with small holes and tears at the margins and in the lower right corner of the image. The other piece, measuring approximately 6.75" x 11", is well preserved in archival corners attached to a thin board. Three very small holes appear on the left-hand side. No tears, creasing or markings are apparent. Each is preserved within a transparent plastic sleeve.
Lot 2008

$250

Title: Scribner's Statistical Atlas of the United States Showing by Graphic Methods Their Present Condition and Their Political, Social and Industrial Development
Author: Fletcher W. Hewes, Henry Gannett - Henry Gannett, M.E.; LL.D. was an American geographer who is described as the "Father of the Quadrangle" which is the basis for topographical maps in the United States.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1883
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 15.5" Height: 19.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique folio volume is bound in quarter leather with leather-tipped corners. The spine has raised bands. Bright stamped gilt lettering can be seen on the spine and front cover. The book shows external wear, with loss at the foot of the spine, rubbing to the covers, and scuffing along the edges. Some tearing appears at the head of the spine. Minor loss can be seen at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is firm. The text block has edges tinted red. This volume has endpapers with decorative patterns. The pages and plates are clean and without markings. This work contains many color maps, often double-page maps, as well a great number of charts, graphs, diagrams, statistical tables providing information gained from the 1880 census.
Lot 2009

$750

Title: The Old Man and the Sea
Author: Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 140 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in light blue cloth with stamped silver lettering to the spine and a blind-stamped facsimile of author's signature to the lower edge of front cover. The book shows light shelfwear, with faint markings to the top and bottom edges of the rear cover. The binding is tight. A previous owner's annotation in ink appears at the top edge of the front pastedown. The interior is otherwise clean and bright. First printing is indicated by Scribner's "A" and seal on the copyright page.

The intact first-state dust jacket, with the price of $3.00 on the front flap and photo of the author on the rear panel in a blue hue, shows light shelfwear.
Lot 2010

$200

Details: This lot includes the pair of vintage Spanish bullfighting posters shown in the corresponding image(s). These posters are both by Juan Reus and announce fights in the Plaza de Toros de Cordoba and the Plaza de Toros de Castellon, for May 1941 and March 1944 respectively. The former features the appearances of Manuel Gimenez Chichuelo, Manuel Rodriguez Manolete and Pepe Luis Vazquez, the latter Pepe Luis Vazquez, Rafael Ortega Gallito and Manuel Alvarez Andaluz. These posters offer bright color images of a bullfighter fighting a bull. An attribution in small print appears in the lower right margin of each poster and reads "Imp. y Lit. Ortega - Valencia."


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Condition / Notes: These posters, measuring approximately 21" x 42", have two folds and display minor creasing at the margins. They are otherwise well preserved, showing no tears, punctures or markings.
Lot 2011

$110

Details: This lot consists of the vintage Hollywood movie pressbooks and lobby cards as shown in the corresponding images.

Prior to 1980 and the advent of national cable television, most Hollywood movie promotion was done by a local theater manager. In order to sell the film locally, film production companies sent promotional materials to local theater managers that included behind the scene stories about the movie’s production, interviews with film stars and photos, both candid and film shots. The theater manager would take the pictures and articles to the local paper and run them as “public interest” articles. To do this, the manager would often cut the desired article or photo out of the pressbook, destroying the value of much of the supply.

Around 1910, movie studios began printing what came to be known as lobby cards. They were printed promotional materials of different sizes that could be displayed or passed out to customers in the lobbies of movie theaters. Today, lobby cards are largely out of print, and are rarely used to promote contemporary films, but now they have become collectible pieces of film history.

This lot of vintage Hollywood pressbooks and lobby cards is part of a large estate of well-preserved Hollywood memorabilia. This auction is one of several to showcase these and other vintage Hollywood items including post cards, movie posters, and lobby cards. Please view our auction catalog to find other rare Hollywood memorabilia lots similar to the one shown here.

Included in this lot are movie pressbooks and lobby cards featuring Hollywood films such as "In The Realm Of The Senses," "Cabaret," "The Great Dictator," "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers," and the animated adaptation of "The Lord Of The Rings."

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Condition / Notes: These vintage Hollywood movie pressbooks and lobby cards are in fair to good condition with some age wear. A small number of these items show signs of wear with taped spines and folded corners. There are some individual pages within the group. Overall, this lot is in good, vintage condition. Please see photos.
Lot 2012

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique world history texts shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this group include an author-signed edition of "A Jeweled Crown" by Eveleen Harrison, "Fighting the Traffic in Young girls: or War on the White Slave Trade" by Ernest A. Bell, and "Haunting Edinburgh" by Flora Grierson.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition with some age/wear indicators such as chipping, fading, and light soiling to exteriors and mild discoloration to pages.
Lot 2013

$225

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique American history texts shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include an author-signed limited edition (numbered 18 of 150) of "Reputation is a Product of Performance" by Edward D. Etherington (in slipcase), "Narrative of the Life of Davy Crockett" by Crockett (Philadelphia: E. L. Carey and A. Hart, 1834), an author-signed limited edition (numbered 961 of 1000) of "Rotary" by Frank H. Lamb, and a first edition (second slate) of "Boots and Saddles" by Elizabeth B. Custer.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with some age/wear indications. "Davy Crockett" shows moisture markings to pages and soiling to cover, as well as an inscription on the inside cover.
Lot 2014

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of the American history titles by Lakeside Press shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this group are "Two Views Of Gettysburg" by Sir Arthur J. L. Fremantle and Frank A. Haskell, "Among The Indians" by Henry A. Boller, "Honolulu" by Laura Fish Judd, and "Three Years Among The Indians And Mexicans" by General Thomas James.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes are in pleasing condition with minimal age/wear indications outisde of light soiling to some covers. Volumes are uniformly bound with gilt Lakeside Press insignia on cover; all are bound in attractive blue covers except for "Hell Among The Yearlings," bound in dark grey.
Lot 2015

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique volumes on world history shown in the corresponding images.

"Juventus Mundi The Gods And Men Of The Heroic Age" contains a fold-out map of the World according to Homer. "Double Ten Captain O'Banion's Story of the Chinese Revolution" by Carl Glick is author-signed. "Wolf Child And Human Child" and "Sudan Days And Ways" are in dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. "Juventus Mundi" has cracked front hinge. "Phillips Autographic Album" lacks title page.
Lot 2016

$70

Details: This lot consists of the framed vintage and antique prints shown in the corresponding images.

Included is a print of "Destruction of the Zeppelin L-15 on the English Coast," "Prince Alexander Ferdinand of Prussia," and "Women at the Lathe -- a War-Time Anomaly," as well as several World War I army photos and combat scenes.

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Condition / Notes: These framed prints show well, with some age/wear indications to frames and paper discoloration. Prints are protected by glass.
Lot 2017

$175

Title: Voices of the Night
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", "The Song of Hiawatha," and "Evangeline." He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were "Voices of the Night" (1839) and "Ballads and Other Poems" (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary Potter, died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife, Frances Appleton, died in 1861 after sustaining burns from her dress catching fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882.

Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.

Publisher: Published by John Owen
City: Cambridge
Year: 1839
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/144 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second issue of the first edition of the first collection of Longfellow's verse, with line 10 of page 78 reading "The arms of Hector" instead of "His, Hector's arm."

This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and textured green cloth with leather-tipped corners. The spine has raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. The front board is detached. The covers display rubbing and light soiling. Minor loss of material is visible at the outside corners of the boards. The text block has speckled edges. The volume has marbled endpapers. Foxing can be seen on the blank pages at the rear of the volume. The pages are clean and without markings. Two 19th-century newspaper clippings, with the text of Longfellow's poems "The Occultation of Orion" and "The Old Clock on the Stairs", are attached to the blank pages at the rear.
Lot 2018

$80

Title: Art Treasures of Germany: A Collection of the Most Important Pictures of the Galleries of Dresden, Cassel, Brunswick, Berlin, Munich and Vienna. With Portraits of the Most Celebrated Masters and Explanatory and Biographical Notices
Author: A. Gorling, A. Woltmann, B. Meyer
Publisher: Samuel Walker & Company
City: Boston
Year: 1873
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 198 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This is a translation of "Deutschlands Kunstschatze."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in half leather and brown cloth-covered boards. The spine has raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. Bright gilt lettering appears on the front cover. The book shows external wear, with mild rubbing and some scuffing at the edges. The binding is firm, with reinforced hinges. The text block has gilt edges. The lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. The plates may display foxing. This work is lavishly illustrated with many tissue-guarded plates presenting reproductions of paintings by renowned artists, and includes portraits and biographies of the artists. The plates with reproductions often have the title in German and English.
Lot 2019

$60

Title: Newport Illustrated, in a Series of Pen & Pencil Sketches by the Editor of The Newport Mercury
Author: George C. Mason
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1854
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 110 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is an early history of the seaside Rhode Island city, known as a New England summer resort.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with the title stamped in gold at the center of the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with darkening to the spine and light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. A small antique bookplate appears on the front pastedown. The pages exhibit occasional (light) foxing. The upper outside corner of the leaf with the first two pages of the text has detached (text is not affected). This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and textual illustrations. It should be noted the plate depicting Trinity Church appears twice.
Lot 2020

$120

Details: This lot consists of the antique issues of "Harper's Bazar" shown in the corresponding images.

These weekly newsprint editions of "Harper's Bazar" date between 1880 and 1893, and include fashion plates, political cartoons, poetry, fiction, and advertisements for household products. The special 1887 Easter edition and 1886 Christmas edition are included among the approximately seventy to eighty pieces.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with some age/wear indications such as age discoloration, edge wear, and some loss of page segments. Newsprint remains bold and legible.
Lot 2021

$350

Title: Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old
Author: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age",[2] and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".[3]
Publisher: The American Publishing Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First State
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 320 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first state of this work by Twain, with the footnote on page 119 repeated on page 120 and an errata note tipped in explaining the eleven-line skit "From Hospital Days" on page 299.

This handsome antique volume has been rebound in quarter leather and dark blue cloth. The spine has raised bands and a gilt-lettered orange spine label. The publication date appears stamped in gold at the foot of the spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. A previous owner's name is signed at the bottom edge of the title page. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated, presenting both full-page and textual illustrations.
Lot 2022

$120

Title: Harper's Pictorial History of the Great Rebellion
Author: Alfred H. Guernsey, Henry M. Alden
Publisher: McDonnell Bros.
City: Chicago
Year: 1866/1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 12" Height: 16.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique folio set is bound in blind-stamped pebbled brown cloth, with stamped gilt-lettering to the spines and front covers. The books show substantial external wear, with loss of almost all of the spine cover of the first volume and loss at the top/bottom of the second spine cover. The covers display light soiling. The outside corners of the boards have minor loss of material. The hinges of both volumes are cracked. A previous owner's name and the date 1887 appear on the front flyleaves. Occasional light pencil marginalia is present. The pages are otherwise clean and without markings. This work is lavishly illustrated, offering plates, full- and double-page as well as textual illustrations with portraits, views and battle scenes, and numerous maps, including a well-preserved fold-out color map in the first volume. The text appears in double columns.
Lot 2023

$110

Title: The Grapes of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick - Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick was an American botanist and horticulturist who specialized in spermatophytes. His main interest was cultivated fruit trees and he published a number of volumes dealing with such fruits as cherries, grapes, plums, and peaches.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1908
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/564 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: This is the second in the series of fruit publications by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. "The Grapes of New York" offers a comprehensive survey of both table grape and wine grape varieties grown in the state, and the volume is justly celebrated for its detailed color illustrations. The work is illustrated with 101 magnificent full-color plates.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. This ex-library book shows age/wear indications, with a call number in white at the foot of the spine and light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. The front and rear pastedowns display library attachments and stamps. No other institutional markings are apparent. The pages are clean and bright. This work offers a tissue-guarded portrait of Edward Stanford Rogers. The plates are clean, with vivid coloring.
Lot 2024

$225

Details: This lot includes the framed antique map of New York City shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a mid-19th-century facsimile of a 1664 map entitled "The Duke's Plan: A Description of the Town of Mannados or New Amsterdam As It Was in September 1661."

The Britsh Library description of the plan is as follows:

"This anonymous plan is . . . likely . . . an English copy of a map made for the Dutch authorities in 1661 by Jacques Cortelyou which may have been handed over to the English by the last Dutch governor, Pieter Stuyvesant following his surrender of the town in September 1664.

This map of New York may well have been created from the original Dutch map by one of several draughtsmen living in alleys in the docklands east of the Tower of London who specialised in decorative chart-making. English ships can be clearly seen in the harbour emphasisng their victory over the Dutch.

The town wall, that was to give its name to Wall Street and the Battery (or fortification), the site of which is now covered by Battery Park, can also be identified. The map's name recalls its presentation to the Duke of York, the future James II, at the time when he was being asked for permission for the town to be renamed after him. The map formed part of the royal map collection from then on, eventually being incorporated into the geographical collections assembled by George III. These were presented to the British Museum, with George III's library, in the course of the 1820s."

This is a lithograph from D. T. Valentine's Manual for 1859, by Geo. Hayward, reproduced from a copy of the map in the possession of George H. Moore. A printed statement by Moore (dated December 1858) appears under the ornate title cartouche on the left-hand side:

"In collecting materials for a Catalogue of the Maps and Charts, etc. in the Library of the New York Historical Society. I discovered that the M.S. of which this is a fac-simile, exists in the Geographical and Topographical Collection, belong to the King's Library in the British Museum. As it seems to have escaped attention hitherto, I have ventured to claim the right of discovery and to name it "The Duke's Plan."

This map has ornamental color borders, a colored distance scale, and coloring to both the depicted urban space and vessels.

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Condition / Notes: This antique map, preserved under glass within a wooden frame, shows light foxing and folds. The frame, measuring approximately 30" x 25.25", displays minor chipping. Faint staining appears at the edges of the paper backing, with a small tear in the lower right quadrant.
Lot 2025

$55

Title: Mamba's Daughters: A Play
Author: Dorothy Heyward - Dorothy Heyward nee Kuhns was an American playwright.

In addition to several works of her own, she co-authored the play "Porgy" (1927) with her husband DuBose Heyward, adapting it from his novel by the same name. Their work is now known best in its adaptation as the opera "Porgy and Bess" (1935), with music by George Gershwin. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), DuBose Heyward - Edwin DuBose Heyward was an American author best known for his 1925 novel "Porgy," which was adapted by his wife Dorothy into a 1927 play. The stage Porgy inspired the 1935 opera "Porgy and Bess" with music by George Gershwin, which was later adapted into a 1959 film. Heyward also wrote poetry and other novels and plays, as well as the children's book "The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes" (1939). (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated
City: New York
Year: 1939
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 182 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped black lettering. The book shows shelfwear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is firm. The endpapers exhibit light soiling. The pages are clean and bright. A small dent can be seen in the lower half of the final 13 pages and the rear flyleaf, with small tear to the latter. This work is illustrated with three plays offering representations of the stage settings. The first of these plates has light foxing. This work is preserved in an intact dust jacket, with the price of $2.00 on the front flap, with light soiling to the covers and a very small tear at the mid-section of the spine cover.
Lot 2026

$90

Title: History of the Discovery of America, of the Landing of Our Forefathers, at Plymouth, and Of Their Most Remarkable Engagements with the Indians, in New-England, from Their First Landing in 1620, until the Final Subjugation of the Natives in 1679. To Which Is Annexed, the Defeat of Generals Braddock, Harmer, & St. Clair, by the Indians at the Westward, &c.
Author: Henry Trumbull
Publisher: Printed by James Springer, for the Author
City: Norwich, Connecticut
Year: 1812
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages plus 8 pages of appendix
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with a gilt-lettered spine label. The book shows external wear, with rubbing to the covers and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is firm. The endpapers have darkened edges, with large stain to the rear pastedown. A previous owner's name and the date of 1813 (and price of $1) are written in ink on the front flyleaf. This volume lacks both the frontispiece and the title page. The first page after the flyleaf is the first page of chapter I. The pages display foxing, occasional moisture markings, and small tears at the edges, with minor loss. Closed tears can be seen at the inside margins in the lower half of a number of pages. Most of pages 117 and 118 is lacking, and minor loss is visible at the fore edge of 119, with text marginally affected. A plate, between pages 154 and 155, has been excised.
Lot 2027

$200

Book Details: This lot consists of the volumes of "Senate Reports Of Explorations And Surveys To Ascertain The Most Practicable And Economical Route for A Railroad" shown in the corresponding images.

This lot, comprised of volumes I, II, and III of the Senate railroad exploration reports (1855 to 1856) contain several black-and-white and color engraved horticultural plates, as well as fold-out maps and charts on barometric pressure and geology.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with age/wear indicators such as chipping and soiling to covers and spines and some foxing to pages. Plates, charts, and fold-out maps are in pleasing condition with some edge wear and/or light soiling to certain items. Volume III has been rebound and exhibits weaknesses to the binding.
Lot 2028

$200

Details: This lot consists of the antique color lithographs shown in the corresponding images.

Included are plates from the "Naturalist's Library," as well as many natural history and New York City images. The title illustration of the "Manual Of The Corporation Of The City Of New York" (1865) is present, along with illustrations of Turtle Bay, the Kremlin, and firemen at work in 1800.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with some age/wear indicators such as mild paper discoloration and light edge wear.
Lot 2029

$35

Title: Vagabond Life in Mexico
Author: Gabriel Ferry - Eugene Louis Gabriel Ferry de Bellemare wrote adventure novels. He spent 10 years in Mexico. He died in the age of 41 on his way to California, when the ship Amazon sunk in the British Channel after a fire caused by a lightning. His most famous novel "Le coureur de bois" was revised for young readers under the title "Der Waldlaufer" by the German writer Karl May.
Publisher: James Blackwood
City: London
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 460 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to the spine.The book is slightly cocked and shows very minor loss at the rear spine edge. The binding is sound. The antique armorial bookplate of SIr Joseph Radcliffe appears on the front pastedown, with a previous owner's printed label above it. The pages display occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece.
Lot 2030

$150

Book Details: This lot consists of the titles on exploration to and of California shown in the corresponding images.

Titles in dust jackets include "The Diaries Of Peter Decker" and volumes I and II of "Overland In 1846" by Dale Morgan. Also present are "The Log Of A Forty-Niner" by Carolyn Hale Russ and a stated first edition (numbered 169 out of 450) of "Bound For Sacramento" by Ruth Frye Axe.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition, with some age/wear indicators to extremities such as chipping, fading, and light soiling. Interiors are clean with minimal discoloration, and dust jackets are well-preserved.
Lot 2031

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique history texts shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include a first edition of "The Story Of The Rough Riders" by Edward Marshall, an author-signed edition of "The Virgin Islands" by Stuart Murray (in dust jacket), an author-signed edition of "The Idea Of Usury" by Benjamin N. Nelson (in dust jacket), and an author-inscribed edition of "Three Visits To America" by Emily Faithfull. Other titles include the "Daily Express Film Book" and "Shepp's World's Fair Photographed" (1893).

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with some age/wear indicators such as chipping, fading, and light soiling to covers and spines. Several titles feature dust jackets with some wear and/or decorative covers.
Lot 2032

$100

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this group include a first edition in dust jacket of "Puppets Through Lancashire" by Walter Wilkinson, "The Flip Flop Folks" by Albert Olson, "The Guild-Boys' Play At Ridingdale" by David Bearne, and "Small Songs For Small Singers" by W. H. Neidlinger

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear indicators such as chipping, fading, and light soiling to covers, spines, and dust jackets. Color illustrations show brightly with some fading.
Lot 2033

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique English travel literature shown in the corresponding images.

Volumes include "On The Box Seat From London To Land's End" by James John Hissey, "Old Windmills Of England" by R. Thurston Hopkins", and "A Panorama Of Rural England" edited by W.J. Turner.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 2034

$100

Details: This lot consists of the antique Yosemite and Yellowstone stereoviews shown in the corresponding images.

There are fifteen cards depicting views around Yosemite Park, including Bridal Falls, Cathedral Rock, and the Sentinels. The thirty seven views of Yellowstone include images of bears, Geyser Basin, Cleopatra Terrace, and Grand Falls. There are color and black and white stereoviews.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 2035

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "Little Miss Muffett Abroad" by Alice E. Ball, "Shireen And Her Friends" by Gordon Stables, and "Snagged And Sunk" by Harry Castlemon.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition with some signs of age/wear. Decorative features such as gilt design and illustrated covers show well.
Lot 2036

$35

Title: My Own My Native Land
Author: Thyra Samter Winslow - hyra Samter Winslow wrote more than 200 stories published between 1915 and 1955 in the heyday of American popular magazines. Her early life in Fort Smith (Sebastian County) provided background for her view of small towns as prejudiced, hypocritical, and suffocating places. She was a principal contributor to Smart Set, with stories in every issue from December 1914 to 1923. Some of her work was collected in books such as My Own, My Native Land (1935), People Round the Corner (1927), Picture Frames (1923, reprinted as Window Panes in 1945), and The Sex without Sentiment (1954).

Published accounts of Winslow’s life are often contradictory. The authoritative work is a doctoral dissertation by Richard C. Winegard, who established Winslow’s biography from published records, Winslow’s own statements, and many interviews with informants in Fort Smith and elsewhere. He wrote, “She was restless, witty, independent, shrewd, kind, utterly mendacious, and sometimes completely dishonorable, and yet she is remembered most for her charm.”

Thyra Samter was born in Fort Smith on March 15, probably in 1885 or 1886, to Sara Harris Samter and Louis Samter. Her father operated a dry-goods store in Fort Smith. The family belonged to the Jewish community. She attended the public schools there, and she wrote a column in 1907 in the society pages of the Fort Smith Southwest American. She briefly attended the University of Missouri in Columbia but returned to Fort Smith.

In 1909, she went to Chicago, Illinois, where she worked in vaudeville theater and as a journalist. She married John Seymour Winslow, a writer, in 1912. They had no children.

In 1914, one of her stories, “In the Case of Lou Terry,” was published in Smart Set, a New York magazine edited by H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan. Around 1918, the Winslows moved to New York, where she contributed regularly to Smart Set through 1923. After Mencken and Nathan left Smart Set, Winslow continued to write for other magazines, including Century, American Mercury, Cosmopolitan, and Redbook. She wrote for The New Yorker, then a new magazine of the Jazz Age, including many pieces about Arkansas in “Talk of the Town.” A collection, Picture Frames, was published in 1923.

The Winslows divorced in 1927, and Thyra married Nelson Waldorf Hyde, an engineer, in December 1927. The couple separated soon afterward, though they remained married for ten years.

In 1935, Doubleday published My Own, My Native Land, with stories that had originally appeared in The New Yorker, drawing from her life in Fort Smith. Following the success of this work, she went to Hollywood to write the screenplay for She Married Her Boss, starring Claudette Colbert and Ronald Colman. She remained there adapting stories for other films until 1937, when she returned to New York and continued writing for popular women’s magazines. She also wrote diet books, including Think Yourself Thin (1951). Her literary output diminished in the last years of her life, and she wrote “true confessions” for pulp magazines and drama reviews for Gotham Guide, a weekly handout for tourists.

In 1960, she visited Fort Smith for the last time. Later that year, she was paralyzed by a fall and remained hospitalized until her death on December 2, 1961. Her funeral was at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York—she had converted to Catholicism during her last illness—and she is buried in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Westchester County, New York.

Winslow’s fiction evinces several traits of American local color and realism. Many stories expose the hypocrisy, prejudice, and carefully maintained social structures of both small town and urban life. She was particularly adept at portraying women of every social class, often in an unfavorable light. Money, especially the pursuit of it as a means to happiness or status, is an important theme throughout her work.

Her spare journalistic style somewhat resembles Ernest Hemingway’s, with short factual statements in simple declarative sentences. The influence of Theodore Dreiser is evident in her portrayal of the “common man” or woman of the American lower-middle class. She flourished in the age of popular magazines with their constant demand for fiction. As those magazines declined, the market for Winslow’s work died away. (Information courtesy of The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture at http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=4183)
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1935
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 299 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "Thyra Samter Winslow's brilliant short stories have long been regarded as among the important being written in the United States. She turns now to a new kind of book -- gay, acute, nostalgic, based on the memories of a Southwestern childhood. Witty and wise, with a tender if ironic humor, she writes of a small town and its people, the cowboy beau, Mrs. Zabriski, who gave the firemen tea, Ruby Moon the glamoruos harlot, old Beau, the first families, the best man in town, as they were years ago and how life has dealt with them." (Opening paragraph from text on the front flap of dust jacket)
Condition / Notes: This is a stated first American edition of the short story collection, twelve of which were first published in the New Yorker and one in Story.

This antique volume is bound in dark green cloth, with a gilt-lettered black label and black ruling to the spine. The book shows shelfwear, with a small dent at the top edge of the front cover. The binding is sound. A previous owner's bookplate appears on the front pastedown. The dust jacket, with price of $2.50 on the front flap, has a detached rear flap and shows small stains to the cover. The jacket is now preserved in a paper-backed mylar cover.
Lot 2037

$120

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

Included are prints of historical figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Christopher Columbus, General Winfield Scott, Pope Pius VII, and Jefferson Davis.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear including mild paper discoloration and light edge wear. Many lithographs are protected by an embossed leather cover.
Lot 2038

$110

Title: The Conduct of Life
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson - Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled "The American Scholar" in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence."

Emerson wrote most of his important essays as lectures first, then revised them for print. His first two collections of essays – "Essays: First Series" and "Essays: Second Series," published respectively in 1841 and 1844 – represent the core of his thinking, and include such well-known essays as Self-Reliance, The Over-Soul, Circles, The Poet and Experience. Together with Nature, these essays made the decade from the mid-1830s to the mid-1840s Emerson's most fertile period.

Emerson wrote on a number of subjects, never espousing fixed philosophical tenets, but developing certain ideas such as individuality, freedom, the ability for humankind to realize almost anything, and the relationship between the soul and the surrounding world. Emerson's "nature" was more philosophical than naturalistic: "Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul."

His essays remain among the linchpins of American thinking, and his work has greatly influenced the thinkers, writers and poets that have followed him. When asked to sum up his work, he said his central doctrine was "the infinitude of the private man." Emerson is also well known as a mentor and friend of fellow Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau.

(Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1860
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 288 pages plus 16 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of the essay collection, with the first page of the publisher's catalogue dated December, 1860.

This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows external wear, with minor tearing at the top of the spine and light soiling to the covers. The binding is firm. The volume has chocolate brown endpapers. A gift inscription, dated Dec. 25, 1860, appears on a blank preliminary page. A page of Ticknor and Fields advertisements appears opposite the title page. A faint moisture marking can be seen along the top edge of the preliminary pages, including the title page, and the first pages of the text. The pages otherwise exhibit occasional light foxing. The final two pages have very faint tide marking in the lower outside corner, a marking seen more clearly in the same area of the publisher's catalogue.
Lot 2039

$30

Details: This lot consists of the vintage Photoplay Magazine issues shown in the corresponding images.

These issues from between 1958 and 1974 feature stories on Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Harry Belafonte, Rock Hudson, and John Wayne.

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Condition / Notes: These issues of Photoplay are in pleasing condition with mild signs of age such as light soiling and fading to covers and some edge wear. Each issue is individually bagged in clear plastic.
Lot 2040

$225

Book Details: This lot includes the antique government report shown in the corresponding image(s). The full title of this work is "Report upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engineers, under the Direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A. A. Humphreys, Captain Topographical Engineers, in Charge." This volume was published in 1861 at the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. The texts and maps contained in this volume provide insight into the exploration of the western United States, 19th-century encounters with Native Americans, and the European settlement of areas inhabited by the latter.

Lieutenant Ives writes in his preliminary text "The main object of the work being to ascertain the navigability of the Colorado, detailed information upon that point was also forwarded as the examinations proceeded."

"Sir: I have the honor to submit the accompanying report upon the Exploration of the River Colorado of the West. The presentation of this has been delayed until the maps of the region explored should be completed. A preliminary report was handed in shortly after the return of the expedition from the field; and during the explorations the department was kept apprised of their general progress.

The main object of the work being to ascertain the navigability of the Colorado, detailed information upon the point was also forwarded as the examinations proceeded. It was my desire, in the communications referred to, rather to lay stress upon than to undervalue the difficulties encountered. At the same time the opinion was expressed that the delays and obstacles met with in the first experiment might be in a great measure avoided upon a new trial, conducted with the provisions that experience had suggested.

This view has since received ample confirmation. The outbreak among the Mojave Indians, and the consequent movement of troops into their territory, caused the navigability of the Colorado, at different seasons of the year, to be thoroughly tested. The result has been beyond my most sanguine estimate. The round trip between the head of the Gulf and the Mojave villages-which are 425 miles from the mouth of the Colorado, and but 75 miles from the point which I think should be regarded as the practical head of navigation-has been made in eight days."

-from the Letter To The Officer In Charge Of The Office Of Explorations And Surveys.


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Condition / Notes: This antique volume, measuring approximately 9.5" x 12", is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth, with faded gilt lettering to the spine and a pictorial design depicting river vessel stamped in gold on the front cover. The book shows external wear, with tearing and loss visible at the top and sides of the spine cover, chipping to the front and rear cover, and light soiling to the covers. The hinges are weak. A previous owner's name and an institutional stamp can be seen on the front pastedown, with the stamp appearing again on the title page. Some offsetting from the plates is visible. The pages are otherwise clean and without markings. The plates may exhibit foxing and/or marginal moisture markings. This work contains two well-preserved fold-out maps at the front of the volume and numerous fold-out plates throughout the text, in addition to the many plates and textual illustrations.
Lot 2041

$80

Details: This lot consists of the antique magazines and periodicals shown in the corresponding images.

Included are a variety of approximately forty to fifty weekly and monthly periodicals from the 1870s through 1890s, including "The Cosmopolitan," "Scribner's Magazine," "Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly," and "The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine." These publications include plates, news stories, and fiction by such authors as Jane Marsh Parker, W. C. Brownell, and George McClellan.

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Condition / Notes: These items show condition issues such as compromised or missing covers, chipping and soiling to text and exterior, and detached pages. Color Christmas editions of "Popular Monthly" and "Budget" are included.
Lot 2042

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique art history texts shown in the corresponding images.

Highlight of this lot include a limited edition (numbered 33 out of 530) of "The Intimate Journals of Pau Gaughin" translated by Van Wyck Brooks, "Vermeer the Magical" by E. V. Lucas, "Whistler" by Elisabeth Luther Cary, and "The book of Old English Songs & Ballads" illustrated by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear indications such as chipping, fading, and light soiling to exteriors and some age discoloration to pages. "The Old English Book of Songs & Ballads" contains color illustrations.
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