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Lot 9001

$200
Title: The Birds of North America
Author: Jacob H. Studer
Publisher: The Natural Science Association of America
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized brown pebbled cloth with three quarter leather, gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this antique volume is Studer's classic ornithological work, with many color plates throughout.

Jacob Henry Studer (26 February 1840 Columbus, Ohio - 2 August 1904 New York City) was a printer, lithographer, painter, and popular ornithologist active in Columbus, Ohio from the 1860s to the 1880s. He was also author of a work entitled Columbus, Ohio; its History, Resources, and Progress (1873). He founded the Board of Trade of Columbus in 1872. Studer was active in the American Ornithologists' Union and the Ohio Society of New York. Later in his life, Studer resided in New York City, apparently as early as 1887. He is best-known as the author of Studer's Popular Ornithology. This work had several editions, published over the period 1874 to 1903. It was illustrated with chromolithographs after paintings by Theodore Jasper. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and clear tape along the spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages, with gilded page edges and gorgeously marbled endpapers. The front free endpaper contains light pencil writing and creasing. The book measures approximately 12" x 14 1/2" and contains 182 pages.
 
Lot 9002

$500
Title: The Writings of Rafael Sabatini
Author: Rafael Sabatini
Publisher: Riverside Press
Printing Year: 1924-1937, Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 34-volume set

Notes: This very scarce, complete limited edition set of Sabatini's work is bound in paper-covered boards with maroon cloth on the spine and paper spine label, with some volumes in the original paper dust jackets. This set is known as the Autograph Edition, published by Riverside Press, and limited to 750 copies, of which this volume is number 368. The first volume contains a tipped-in page with Sabatini's signature and a holograph copy of a handwritten manuscript leaf. The volumes are illustrated with frontispieces. Rafael Sabatini (April 29, 1875 - February 13, 1950) was an Italian/British writer of novels of romance and adventure. He wrote short stories in the 1890s, and his first novel came out in 1902. It took Sabatini roughly a quarter of a century of hard work before he attained success with Scaramouche in 1921. This brilliant novel of the French Revolution became an international best-seller. It was followed by the equally successful Captain Blood in 1922. All of his earlier books were rushed into reprints, the most popular of which was The Sea Hawk from 1915. Sabatini was a prolific writer; he produced a new book approximately every year. While he perhaps didn't achieve the mammoth success of Scaramouche and Captain Blood, nonetheless Sabatini still maintained a great deal of popularity with the reading public through the decades that followed. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia) The volumes show mild external age/wear, with wear to the dust jackets, including chipping and tearing along the edges and portions of the spines lacking, as well as some handwriting in pencil on the spines. Some volumes are lacking the jackets. The volumes appear to be tightly bound, containing clean, crisp pages, with deckled edges. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 9003

$200
Title: Savage Sudan Its Wild Tribes, Big-Game and Bird-Life
Author: Abel Chapman
Publisher: Gurney and Jackson
Printing Year: 1921

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt designs of animals on its boards, bright gilt lettering to the spine, and gilded top edge to the text block, this antique volume is a scarce description of the author's journey through Sudan and his encounters with its people and wildlife. The work features 248 illustrations, many from sketches by the author and including numerous photographs. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges of the spine, a few small dots of moisture exposure to the front board, some crinkling of the cloth of the rear board. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 452 pages.
 
Lot 9004

$100
Title: History of Seneca Co., New York, 1786 - 1876, with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks and Important Manufactories
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Everts, Ensign & Everts (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1876

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather black cloth-covered boards, featuring bright gilt designs and lettering across the front board, gilt lettering to the spine and full gilt to the edges of the text block, this antique folio is a scarce history of a county in the western part of New York in the Finger Lakes Region, bounded on the east by Cayuga Lake and on the west by Seneca Lake. The name is from the Iroquois (Seneca) that occupied part of the region. The work is illustrated with a color map and many full- and double-page engravings that show beautifully. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine, and is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. A previous owner's signature appears on the inside of the front and rear boards. Page 167 has started to detach from the text block. The book measures approximately 12" x 15" and contains 170 pages.
 
Lot 9005

$225
Title: My Bondage and My Freedom
Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Miller, Orton and Mulligan
Printing Year: 1855

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth-covered boards with bright gilt embossing to the spine, this antique volume is the second autobiography by Frederick Douglass, which is divided into two parts: "Life as a Slave" and "Life as a Freeman." Frederick Douglass (circa 1818 – 1895) was an American social reformer, writer, orator and statesman. He escaped from slavery to become the a leader of the abolitionist movement, and gained prominence for his speeches and profound antislavery writing. Douglass was also an active supporter of women's suffrage. This volume is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Douglass engraved by J. C. Buttre from a Daguerreotype. The work also contains two other engravings, with all illustrations featuring tissue guards. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine. A small portion of the spine cover has started to detach from the spine. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. A previous owner's name is inscribed on the first front flyleaf. Overall, this is an excellent copy of Douglass's second autobiography. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 464 pages, plus advertisements. Bibliography reference: Sabin 20714. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)
 
Lot 9006

$110
Title: The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States
Author: George Brown Goode
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering along the spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of plates depicting images of fisheries and fishermen from around the country, along with fishing-related equipment and maps (some of which fold out). This volume was prepared through the cooperation of the commissioner of fisheries and the superintendent of the tenth census by George Brown Goode. This is a partial set with volume one (of two) of the text and the important atlas volume of 255 plates. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9 3/4" x 11 3/4" and contains 15 pages, followed by the numbered plates.
 
Lot 9007

$120
Title: Dementia Praecox Oder Gruppe Der Schizophrenien
Author: Professor Eugen Bleuler
Publisher: Franz Deuticke
Printing Year: 1911

Condition/Details: Bound in hunter green cloth-covered boards with black lettering across the front board and along the spine, this antique volume is the first edition of Bleuler's landmark work. Eugen Bleuler (1857 – 1939) was a Swiss psychiatrist and is most notable for his contributions to the understanding of mental illness. Bleuler is most notable for naming schizophrenia, a disorder which was previously known as dementia praecox. "Bleuler realized the condition was neither a dementia, nor did it always occur in young people (praecox meaning early) and so gave the condition the purportedly less stigmatising but still controversial name from the Greek roots schizein and phrēn (mind)." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. A previous owner's name is written on the top of the title page. Some leaves display minor curling of their upper right corners. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 420 pages. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)
 
Lot 9008

$70
Title: Brazilian Miniatures, Miniaturas Brasileiras
Author: Axl Leskoschek
Publisher: Circle Press Publications
Printing Year: 1974 Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: This limited edition work is number 59 of 200 signed by the author. The work includes "51 illustrations...printed from line-block reproductions onto J. Green pure rag-made paper by letterpress." The illustrations are printed on a single side of the paper, and are unbound, as issued, stored in a mustard yellow paper jacket and in a paper box with grey ribbon ties. The work also includes several pages of text in both English and Portuguese. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and contains clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 6 3/4".
 
Lot 9009

$140
Title: Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean: Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4 (Volume III)
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: A. O. P. Nicholson
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with a leather spine featuring a stamped title, this antique volume is a scarce description of the route explored along the 35th parallel by Lieutenant Amiel Weeks Whipple, from Little Rock, Arkansas, through Oklahoma, past Amarillo, along the Arkansas and Canadian Rivers, through New Mexico and Arizona, to Los Angeles. The work is illustrated with many plates, graphs and maps, some of which fold out. Many of the full-page illustrations appear in color. One of the more notable sections of the book is devoted to Native Americans, and features several illustrations. The title page states that this volume is from the second session of the 33rd Congress, and is Ex. Doc. number 91. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages which display light foxing. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4" and contains 175 pages.
 
Lot 9010

$55
Title: Extracts from the Letters of George Clark Moseley During the Period of the Great War
Author: George Clark Moseley
Publisher: George Clark Moseley
Printing Year: 1923

Condition/Details: Bound in blue papers-covered boards with an embossed design of the Lafayette Flying Corps in the lower right corner of the front board and with a cloth-covered spine featuring bright gilt lettering, this antique volume contains the memoirs of an American fighter pilot during World War I. The volume bears an original inscription and signature from the author on the first front flyleaf. The inscription and signature appear in bold black ink. The inscription reads: "To John / from his old 'side-kick' / George C. Moseley." The work is illustrated with many photographs and facsimile reproductions of war-time documents. The volume also features a tissue-guarded frontispiece and color illustration on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the corners and age toning of the boards. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 239 pages.
 
Lot 9011

$90
Title: Sonetos del Amor Oscuro
Author: Federico García Lorca
Publisher: Unattributed (Granada)
Printing Year: 1983

Condition/Details: Bound in red paper wrappers, with the title appearing in black on the front wrapper, featuring red text and a red ribbon bookmark, this volume is a very scarce collection of poems with homosexual themes written by Federico García Lorca between 1935 and 1936. This hard-to-find volume was not available for sale, and is numbered to 250 copies, of which this is number 20. This first edition was clandesinely circulated after its publication in 1983 in Granada, without any indication as to who edited the volume and without any reference to García Lorca. Federico García Lorca (1898 – 1936) was a Spanish poet and playwright. "García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27." A subject of conjecture, it is thought that he was one of the many thousands who were 'disappeared' and executed by Fascists during the early stages of the Spanish Civil War. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 6 1/4" and contains 19 pages, plus an additional page featuring the text "ESTA PRIMERA EDICIÓN DE LOS / SONETOS DEL AMOR OSCURO / SE PUBLICA PARA RECORDAR / LA PASIÓN / DE QUIEN LOS ESCRIBIÓ / GRANADA, EN EL OTOÑO DE / 1983."

The volume in this lot is from the personal collection of Hispanist Daniel Eisenberg. Eisenberg was the founder, editor, and sometime typesetter of the Journal of Hispanic Philology (1976-1992), and editor of the journal, Cervantes, of the Cervantes Society of America (2000-2007). This collection was used in writing the books Romances of Chivalry in the Spanish Golden Age (1982), A Study of Don Quixote (1985) and controversial studies such as “Unanswered Questions about Lorca’s Death” (1990), and “Lorca and Censorship: The Gay Artist Made Heterosexual” (1991). (Lorca biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)
 
Lot 9012

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of illustrated titles:

- Floralia by Sandra McPherson - Dated 1985 by Janus Press (Vermont) - Limited edition volume, signed by author and illustrator Claire Van Vliet. Bound in beautiful cloth-covered boards with floral design.
- Fruits and Flowers by Pierre-Joseph Redoute - Dated 1955 by The Ariel Press - Oversized volume with twenty-four color plates by Eva Mannering. Includes delicate tissue-paper jacket.
- Japanese Textiles by Helen C. Gunsaulus - Dated 1941 by Privately Printed for the Japan Society - Decoratively in blue cloth-covered boards. Limited edition, one of 1,000 copies.
- The Now-A-Days Fairy Book by Anna Alice Chapin - J. Coker & Co. - Contains illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith.
- The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh by Vincent Van Gogh - Dated 1981 by New York Graphic Society - Three volume set with gold design on spines, stored in original navy slip case.
- The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning - Dated 1957 by Merrimack Publishing Co. - Contains illustrations by Kate Greenaway.
- That Quail, Robert by Margaret A. Stanger - Dated 1966 by J. B. Lippincott Company - Contains illustrations by Cathy Baldwin.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9013

$175
Title: Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese
Editor: Captain F. Brinkley
Publisher: J. B. Millet Company
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: This volume is Section V of a ten-volume set, and is from a set designated as an "Empress Edition," which were limited to 25 numbered copies, this being number 18. On the limited edition statement page, it is stated that this volume was imported and printed for R. A. Hathaway, of Fall River, Massachusetts. This lavishly-decorated volume features full stenciled dyed silk and is bound with silk cord and silk ribbons, beveled edges and gilt-flecked endpapers. The volume is illustrated by one color flower collotype; a number of hand-colored albumen photographs; one color art reproduction plate accompanied by an essay by Kakuzo Okakura, Director of the Imperial Art School at Tokyo Japan; and several hand-colored albumen text illustrations and photographs. The numerous illustrations depict Japanese art, society, culture, and landscapes. "Captain Francis (Frank) Brinkley (1841-1912) was an Irish military man and journalist who traveled to Japan in 1867, became enamored with Japanese culture and never left. He did much to inform and educate the West about Japan with his books and newspaper dispatches, and this superb and comprehensive collection - surely Brinkley's finest achievement - was no doubt much-appreciated and much-treasured by those fascinated by the exotic East." The volume shows some wear with signs of exposure to moisture marking the front board and the right margins of the first few leaves, without affecting the illustrations. The corners of the boards show slight rubbing. This large volume measures approximately 12 1/2" by 15". (Brinkley biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)
 
Lot 9014

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Bobbie Ann Mason, Charles Mathes, Doug Marlette, Juliet Marillier, Lee Child, William Kent Krueger and Ian Rankin. 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 9015

$40
This lot includes the group of author-signed celebrity children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Whoopi Goldberg, Tiki and Ronde Barber, Ray Romano, John Lithgow, Jason Alexander, and Jamie Lee Curtis. 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 9016

$225
This auction lot includes the following group of Miguel Cervantes-related titles:

- Varias Obras Inéditas de Cervantes, Sacadas de Códices de la Biblioteca Colombina, Con Nuevos Ilustraciones by Adolfo de Castro - Dated 1874 by A. De Carlos and Son - This antique, Spanish-language volume is a selection of works attributed to Cervantes by Adolfo de Castro based on the study of manuscripts in the Biblioteca Colombina. The volume is bound in cloth-covered boards and features bright gilt lettering to the spine, along with raised bands and leather.
- Vida de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Escrita e Ilustrada Con Varias Noticias y Documentos Ineditos Pertenecientes a la Historia y Literatura de su Tiempo by D. Martin Fernandez de Navarrete - Dated 1819 by La Real Academia Española - This antique, Spanish-language volume contains some un-cut pages. The volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards and features bright gilt lettering to the spine, along with raised bands.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9017

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique home and beauty reference titles:

- Beauty; Illustrated Chiefly by an Analysis and Classification of Beauty in Woman by Alexander Walker - Dated 1836 by Effingham Wilson - Decoratively bound in marbled boards with half-leather and gilt embossing. Shows some wear, with rubbing to board and spine edges, front board is detached from text block. Some handwriting from previous owner's.
- Husbands and Homes by Marion Harland - Dated 1865 by Sheldon and Company - Contains some handwriting from previous owners.
- Laconic Manual and Brief Remarker by Charles Simmons - Dated 1852 by Charles Simmons - Contains some moisture markings and previous owner's handwriting.
- The Habits of Good Society: A Handbook for Ladies and Gentlemen by uncredited author - Dated 1867 by Carleton - Contains some moisture markings.
- The Instructor: Or, Young Man's Best Companion by George Fisher - Dated 1795 by J. & A. Duncan - This volume is lacking its front free endpaper and contains some handwriting from previous owner and moisture indications, as well as age toned pages.
- The Arts of Beauty; or, Secrets of a Lady's Toilet by Madame Lola Montez - Dated 1858 by Dick & Fitzgerald

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9018

$80
Title: Sechs Bucher von Wahren Christenthum; Nebst Desselben Paradies-Gartlein und den Gebeten
Author: Johann Arndt
Publisher: Gotthilf August Granden
Printing Year: 1743

Condition/Details: Bound in leather-covered boards with raised spine bands, this volume is an antique German work on Christianity and Christ. This book contains a very early German inscription on the front fly leaf that roughly translates to "In the year of Christ 1790 I have bought this book...so that you may learn all about Him and His Glory. By believing in Him you find love for God in your heart and a good foundation. ... This book is one of four in a series about the real Christendom, later two more editions were published namely the fifth and sixth book. The printing was done in Halle in an orphanage in 1743."

Johann Arndt (or Arnd; December 27, 1555 – May 11, 1621) was a German Lutheran theologian who wrote several influential books of devotional Christianity. Although reflective of the period of Lutheran Orthodoxy, he is seen as a forerunner of pietism, a movement within Lutheranism that gained strength in the late 17th century. Arndt's fame rests on his writings. These were mainly of a mystical and devotional kind, and were inspired by St Bernard, Johannes Tauler and Thomas à Kempis. His principal work, Wahres Christentum (book 1: 1605; books 1-4: 1606-1610), which has been translated into most European languages, has served as the foundation of many books of devotion, both Roman Catholic and Protestant. Arndt here dwells upon the mystical union between the believer and Christ, and endeavors, by drawing attention to Christ's life in His people, to correct the purely forensic side of the reformation theology, which paid almost exclusive attention to Christ's death for His people. Like Luther, Arndt was very fond of the little anonymous book, Theologia Germanica. He published an edition of it and called attention to its merits in a special preface. After Wahres Christentum, his best-known work is Paradiesgärtlein aller christlichen Tugenden, which was published in 1612. Both these books have been translated into English: Paradiesgärtlein with the title the Garden of Paradise, and Wahres Christentum as True Christianity. Several of his sermons are published in R. Nesselmann's Buch der Predigten (1858). (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The right edge of the front board contains two metal pieces, and remnants of ties exist on the rear board. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some moisture indications. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7". The book contains several numbered sections, each restarting at 1, ending at 690, 227, 268 and 96.
 
Lot 9019

$10
This lot includes the group of author-signed books 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 9020

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on New York State military history:

- History of the 101st Regiment by Lieut. H. E. Ford - Dated 1898 by Times Publishing Co. - Three leaves are detached but present. The front boards displays signs of exposure to moisture.
- A History of the One Hundred and Seventeenth Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers by J. A. Mowris, M. D. - Dated 1866 by Case, Lockwood and Company - The front board of this volume has detached from the text block and remains in place via the spine cover. The signatures of the text block have started to detach from one another. The rear board has started to separate from the text block.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9021

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of books of Spanish history and literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes numerous Spanish-language volumes. The volumes in this lot are from the personal collection of Hispanist Daniel Eisenberg. Eisenberg was the founder, editor, and sometime typesetter of the Journal of Hispanic Philology (1976-1992), and editor of the journal, Cervantes, of the Cervantes Society of America (2000-2007). He is considered one of the most influential Hispanists in the United States today. This collection was used in writing the books Romances of Chivalry in the Spanish Golden Age (1982), A Study of Don Quixote (1985) and controversial studies such as “Unanswered Questions about Lorca’s Death” (1990), and “Lorca and Censorship: The Gay Artist Made Heterosexual” (1991).

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 9022

$35
This lot includes the group of vintage American Civil War ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material include a variety of pamphlets and publications detailing the history of the American Civil War. 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. 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 9023

$100
Title: Die Schmetterlinge Mittel-Europas
Author: Max Korb
Publisher: Theo. Stroefer
Printing Year: c.1893

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards featuring colored illustrations of butterflies on its front board, with black lettering along the spine, this antique German-language volume is a scarce collection of "...30 colored plates from nature ... painted by Heinrich Denchert and A. Slocombe." The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges, surfaces and corners of the boards. One signature, featuring pages 5-12, is detached but present. The volume is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The edge right edge of the text block displays evidence of exposure to moisture, though the marking does not appear on the surfaces of the affected leaves. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/2" and contains 232 pages (plus index).
 
Lot 9024

$400
Title: Gone With the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1936

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth-covered boards with blue lettering across the front board and along the spine, this antique volume is a scarce first printing of the first edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel authored by Margaret Mitchell. The copyright page states: "Published May, 1936." No other dates are mentioned, marking this copy as a first printing. The volume shows light external age/wear with some shelf wear and age toning of the boards. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The front and rear endpapers display some remnants of adhesive. Overall, this is a strong copy of a scarce volume which had a very limited initial print run. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/4" and contains 1037 pages.
 
Lot 9025

$110
Title: Interesting Revolutionary Incidents: and Sketches of Character, Chiefly in the "Old North State"
Author: Rev. E. W. Caruthers, D. D.
Publisher: Hayes and Zell
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with blind stamped boards and gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce history of Revolutionary incidents in North Carolina. The work is illustrated with fold-out maps. The volume shows external age/wear with three inches of the top portion of the spine cover starting to detach from the spine. The corners, surfaces and edges of the boards display evidence of rubbing. The corners of the boards show signs of bumping. The volume is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. A paper library label is affixed to the front board of the volume. There are some pencil marks on the front free endpapers. Both fold-out maps display nicely. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 448 pages. Bibliography reference: Sabin 11168.
 
Lot 9026

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Signatures in this collection include Sarah Graves, Andrew M. Greeley, Ed McBain, Robert Crais, Frances Fyfield, Scott Frost James Crumley and Jack Fuller. 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 9027

$80
This lot includes the group of antique science books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include: Psychopathia Sexualis, Photography of Bacteria, The Protozoa, The Determination of Hydrogen Ions, Physiology of Bacteria, The Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics, The Cell: In Development and Inheritance, Lectures on Bacteria and Essays on the Floating-Matter of the Air in Relation to Putrefaction and Infection. 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 9028

$25
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Tess Gerritsen shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Tess Gerritsen. Titles in this lot include: Bloodstream, Body Double, The Sinner, Gravity and Harvest. 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 9029

$60
This lot includes the group of antique stereo view cards shown in the corresponding image. These cards portray a variety of images, including sites from throughout America, Russia, Japan and other places worldwide. 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. 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 9030

$300
This antique Japanese volume contains just three pages of text, alongside many pages of gorgeous color illustrations. The illustrations portray many different scenes from nature, including various types of birds, plants and insects. The illustrations show very well, with bright colors and little wear. The volume is bound in stiff paper wrappers with string along the spine. The volume shows some age/wear indications, including wear and moisture indications to the wrappers.

 
Lot 9031

$100
Title: The Easy Instructor
Author: William Little & William Smith
Publisher: William Smith
Printing Year: c.1798

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards with leather to the spine, this fragile antique volume is an extremely scarce collection of hymns. From Sabin (84698): "The Easy Instructor ... was prepared by William Little and William Smith. An “Advertisement” appears in all the editions of that work, signed by them, and dated Philadelphia, August 15th, 1798. It states that upward of three thousand subscribers had been obtained and that a favorable reception was hoped for. No edition for that year has been seen and it is quite possible that none appeared until 1802 when the work was copyrighted in New York by William Little. It is advertised in the New York Morning Chronicle for December 22d of that year as published by G. & R. Waite, No. 64, Maiden Lane. The copyright was in the hands of Webster's and Skinner and Daniel Steele of Albany, and they brought out many editions, the imprints of some showing that it was widely sold in various parts of the country. Editions were published in Harrisburg in 1818, in Utica in 1818 and 1820 and in Albany as late as 1831, a copy of which edition is in the American Antiquarian Society. Nearly all copies seen were from entirely different printings, with many changes and with the addition of many new tunes. F. J. Metcalf’s American Psalmody 1917, p. 27, mentions eighteen editions and states that there were probably many others." The advertisement in this volume is addressed from "The Committee appointed by the Uranian Society of Philadelphia, to examine a Singing Book, entitled 'The Easy Instructor,' by William Little," and features the names of Edward Stammers and Richard T. Leech. Williams, p. 88 states “The first edition was Philadelphia, 1798."

The volume shows advanced external age/wear, and is bound with age-toned pages. Both boards are in two pieces, and are sewn together. Many of the pages show small tears on their edges. Some pages are torn in half, with some being sewn together, while some pages are detached but present. The boards are rubbed on all edges, corners and surfaces. Research indicates that the last time this volume was available for sale was in 1949. The book measures approximately 9" x 5 1/2" and contains 114 pages. A previous owner's name, Rachel Clark, is inscribed on the advertisement page.

Also included in this lot is a handwritten music book from 1824. The book features a number of handwritten pieces on several pieces of paper that have been sewn together. An inscription appears on the front page: "Rachel Clark's Draft Book / November 5th, 1824."
 
Lot 9032

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of Hudson River titles:

- The Hudson by Daylight by William F. Link - Dated 1887 by William F. Link - This volume features a map which shows "Prominent Residences, Historic Landmarks, Old Reaches of the Hudson, Indian Names, &c." The map is separate from the volume. The map unfolds to approximately 80 inches in length, and is 5 1/2" wide. Appearing in color, there are some areas of tape repair present on the map. The title section of the map is detached but present.
- The Hudson River by Daylight, and Routes to Niagara Falls, Lake George, Sharon, Lebanon and Saratoga Springs by Thursty McQuill - Dated 1873 by John Featherston - This volume features a fold-out map and numerous illustrations.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9033

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Lady's Books:

- Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine edited by Mrs. Sarah J. Hale and Louis A. Godey - Dated 1855 by Louis A. Godey - This is volume LI, featuring July to December of 1855. The rear board of this volume has separated from the text block and remains in place via the spine cover. The front board has started to separate from the text block. This volume features numerous illustrations, some of which have been hand-colored.
- Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine edited by Mrs. Sarah J. Hale and Louis A. Godey - Dated 1854 by Louis A. Godey - This is volume XLIX, featuring July to December of 1854. This volume features numerous illustrations, some of which appear in color. The spine cover has started to peel away. The front board has started to separate from the text block.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9034

$90
Title: A Princess of Fiji
Author: William Churchill
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
Printing Year: 1892 First Edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in teal cloth with white, maroon and gold pictorial front and spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition, early work on the Pacific Island of Fiji. Author William Churchill F.R.A.I. (1859 – 1920) was an American Polynesian ethnologist and philologist, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., and educated at Yale. In 1896 he became Consul General to Samoa. In 1897 his commission was extended, making him also Consul General to Tonga. He wrote five volumes on the Pacific Islands, including this, his first published book, as well as titles on Polynesia, trade speech of the Western Pacific, Easter Island and the people of Mindanao. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing along the extremities and moisture indications along the spine and rear board. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 351 pages.
 
Lot 9035

$35
This lot includes the group of books authored by Ian Gibson shown in the corresponding image(s). Included in this lot is Gibson's hard-to-find first book La Represión Nacionalista de Granada en 1936 y la muerte de Federico García Lorca, which was published in Paris because it could not be published, or even sold, in Spain at that time due to its controversial photographs. This lot includes numerous Spanish-language volumes. The volumes in this lot are from the personal collection of Hispanist Daniel Eisenberg. Eisenberg was the founder, editor, and sometime typesetter of the Journal of Hispanic Philology (1976-1992), and editor of the journal, Cervantes, of the Cervantes Society of America (2000-2007). He is considered one of the most influential Hispanists in the United States today. This collection was used in writing the books Romances of Chivalry in the Spanish Golden Age (1982), A Study of Don Quixote (1985) and controversial studies such as “Unanswered Questions about Lorca’s Death” (1990), and “Lorca and Censorship: The Gay Artist Made Heterosexual” (1991). 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 9036

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed books of poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Helen Garby, Wilson MacDonald, Sydney King Russell, A. L. Rowse, Robin Robertson, D. Neal Deason and Alfred Kreymborg. 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 9037

$120
Title: Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean: Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4 (Volume II)
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: A. O. P. Nicholson
Printing Year: 1855

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with a leather spine featuring a stamped title, this antique volume is a scarce description of various routes which were explored under the direction of the Secretary of War, including the reports on the route from the Rio Grande and the Pimas as well as the route lying between the mouths of the San Pedro and Gila Rivers. The work is illustrated with many plates, graphs and maps, some of which fold out. Many of the full-page illustrations appear in color. The title page states that this volume is from the second session of the 33rd Congress, and is Ex. Doc. number 91. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine, and is bound with lightly age-toned pages which display light foxing. The title page has started to detach from the text block. The leather of the spine displays some flaking. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4" and contains more than 500 pages.
 
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