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Lot 9075

$600
Title: Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc.
Author: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr.
Publisher: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr.
Printing Year: 1862

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter-leather with brown cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the front board, this antique volume is a scarce collection of "...maps of the various countries of the world..." and plans of cities, "...embraced in fifty quarto maps, forming a series of eighty maps and plans, together with valuable statistical tables." More than half of the hand-colored maps pertain to the Americas (mostly within the United States), including full-page city and state maps. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, surfaces and edges of the boards and spine. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 13" x 16" and contains 79 pages, plus additional tables and charts.
 
Lot 9076

$15
This lot includes the group of United States history ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a number of prints, posters and photos. The images depicted include former Presidents of the United States, astronauts and other images from NASA, prints depicting Native Americans and prints of the Statue of Liberty, among other images. 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 9077

$30
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 9078

$40
This lot includes the group of art and photography books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include: The R. Crumb Coffee Table Book, Diana: The Portrait, The Rolling Stones: A Life on the Road, The Great Southwest, A Portrait of West Virginia and Masterworks of Japanese Art, among others. 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 9079

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Christianity:

- The Gospel of the Resurrection: Thoughts On Its Relations to Reason and History by Brooke Foss Westcott, D.D., D.C.L., Lord Bishop of Durham - Dated 1891 by Macmillan and Co.
- Endeavors After the Christian Life by James Martineau - Dated 1881 by American Unitarian Association - The signatures between 127 and 171 have started to detach from the text block.
- The Supreme Conquest, and Other Sermons Preached in America by W. L. Watkinson, D.D., LL.D. - Dated 1907 by Fleming H. Revell Company
- Essays on God and Man, or a Philosophical Inquiry into the Principles of Religion by Rev. Henry Truro - Dated 1888 by Nixon-Jones Printing Co. - The rear board has started to separate from the text block.
- Doctrinal Aspects of Christian Experience by S. M. Merrill - Dated 1882 by Jennings & Pye - Pages 289-290 are detached but present.
- Scripture Views of the Heavenly World by J. Edmondson - Dated 1842 by G. Lane & P. P. Sandford

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes bear stamps and inscriptions from previous owner's on their front endpapers.
 
Lot 9080

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on the U.S. Military:

- Ulysses S. Grant, The Great Soldier of America by Robert R. McCormick - Dated 1934 by D. Appleton-Century Company - Author-signed biography of Grant.
- History of West Point, and its Military Importane During the American Revolution by Captain Edward C. Boynton - Dated 1863 by D. Van Nostrand - Contains many engraved illustrations throughout. Is lacking frontispiece map. Ex-library volume, with stamp on title page, library binding with stamped number on spine, library bookplate inside of the front board, remnants of pocket on inside of rear board, and handwriting on title page.
- A Complete Handbook for the Hospital Corps of the U.S. Army and Navy and State Military Forces by Charles Field Mason - Dated 1906 by William Wood and Company - Contains engravings throughout. Some external wear to boards, with rubbing and some moisture indications.
- The Cross of Lorraine - Its Origin and Significance by E. F. Henri Viard - Dated c1919 by The Seventy Ninth Division - Bound in original, delicate paper wrappers. Written as a memoriam to the U.S.' 79th division's having restored
Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9081

$80
This lot includes the group of antique books on science and medicine shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Fitch's Noxious Insects of New York, Dewee's System of Midwifery, Wilson's Human Anatomy, Elements of Chemistry by Chaptal, Thacher's Dispensatory, The Modern Farrier and The Sexual Organism. 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 9082

$15
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: William Kritlow, Laurie R. King, Jonathon King, William Kent Krueger, Hari Kunzru and David Poyer. 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 9083

$25
Title: Clasicos Castellanos Diego Ortúñez de Calahorra: Espejo de Principes Y Cavalleros (El Cavallero Del Febo)
Author: Diego Ortúñez de Calahorra
Publisher: Espasa-Calpe
Printing Year: 1975
Number of Volumes: Complete 6-volume set

Notes: Uniformly bound in marbled cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this set is a scarce collection of works by Diego Ortúñez de Calahorra. This lot features multiple copies of each volume. The work features a foreword and notes by Daniel Eisenberg. 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). The volumes show light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/4".
 
Lot 9084

$60
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of antique and vintage maps. Pieces in this lot include approximately 100 Shell, Gulf and Conoco road maps from the 1930's and later, several foreign language maps and a collection of vintage, never-used outline maps of states and 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 9085

$60
This lot includes the group of vintage and modern posters and calendars shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes several pieces by the Glad Day Press, an Ithaca, NY company that printed left-wing material during the 1960s. These large, spiral bound calendars feature Indo-China from 1973 and Vietnam from 1972. The Indo-China calendar contains an anti-Nixon paragraph on the back, mentioning American imperialism and its lackeys. In addition to these pieces, this lot includes several feminist-related posters with poetry and other calendar pages and posters. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. These posters and calendars have been rolled. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9086

$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: Kim Stanley Robinson, Jayne Ann Krentz, Elisabeth Robinson, Dorothy Cannell, Bebe Moore Campbell and Taffy Cannon. 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 9087

$150
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: The Literary Digest
Issue Dates: 1912 - 1918
Approximate Number of Issues: 93

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. The issue breakdown is as follows: 1912, 4 issues; 1913, 2 issues; 1916, 6 issues; 1917, 33 issues; and 1918, 48 issues.
 
Lot 9088

$30
This lot includes the group of prints and photos depicting prominent figures from the arts community and their famous works shown in the corresponding image. This material a number of portfolios dedicated to artists such as Monet, Manet, Renoir, Shakespeare, Ferrari, Modgliani and a number of writers. This lot includes reproductions of famous works and portraits of writers such as Whitman, Shakespeare and Twain. Many of the images are brightly colored and suitable for framing. 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 9089

$35
This lot includes the group of author-signed cookbooks 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 9090

$250
This lot includes the group of seven day books from the head gardener of Sonnenburg shown in the corresponding image(s). These journals create an extremely rare and unique reflection on the work done in the gardens during the years 1906, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915 and 1919, when many of the now famous gardens were established. Sonnenberg Gardens, currently known as Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park, is a 52-acre state park located in Canandaigua, New York, at the north end of Canandaigua Lake, in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. The property was once the summer home of Frederick Ferris Thompson, a prominent banker in New York City, and his wife Mary Clark Thompson, whose father, Myron Holley Clark, was at one time Governor of New York State. The Thompsons purchased the Sonnenberg property in 1863 and replaced its original farmhouse with a 40-room Queen Anne style mansion in 1887. Sonnenberg's gardens were designed and built between 1902–1919, and originally consisted of nine gardens in a variety of styles. Today most of the gardens have been restored, and include:
The Conservatory - A Lord & Burnham conservatory complex, built between 1903 and 1915, and considered one of the most important residential greenhouse complexes in the United States. The complex includes a domed Palm House, with other glass houses featuring orchids, cacti, and tropical plants.
Japanese Garden - A miniature mountainous Japanese landscape, with torii gate. It is said that its Tea House was modeled upon a very old tea house in Kyoto, since destroyed by fire.
Sub Rosa Garden - A green and white garden, with white marble statuary set off by green lawn, boxwood, and evergreens. The fountain is Zeus, with Artemis and Apollo.
Rose Garden - A belvedere with over 4,000 rose bushes. The main beds are red, white, and pink; other beds are more varied in color.
Italian Garden - Four sunken parterres in a fleur-de-lis pattern, bordered by yews, with about 15,000 annuals in the bedding. Constructed in 1902.
Blue & White Garden - Blue and white flowers with a Zelkova japonica tree in the center.
Pansy Garden - Planted with pansies.
Moonlight Garden - Mostly white flowers, blooming late afternoon, and many fragrant. Includes heliotrope, tuberoses and verbenas.
Old-Fashioned Garden - A geometric garden, in which a low boxwood hedge forms the quincunx pattern of five circles. Each quarter section is a circle crossed by diagonal walks, and an arbor bisects the fifth circle.
Rock Garden - Formerly three gardens (the Wild Garden, the Lily Garden, and the Rock Garden), completed in 1916, but now merged to form an informal, wooded garden. Its path winds through a canyon constructed of puddingstone, with natural pockets and crannies used for rock garden and alpine plants. Water includes 500 feet (150 m) of streams, waterfalls, and pools fed by geysers and springs.
Reflecting Pond - Planted with specimen trees by the Thompson's' guests.

These one-of-a-kind journals contain handwritten notes for almost every day, with mention of work completed in the various gardens of the estate. Six of the journals are bound in black pebbled cloth-covered boards, gilt embossing, three-quarter maroon leather and marbled page edges. The journal from 1906 is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with three-quarter maroon letter and a light green label on the front. The volumes show some wear, with many lacking the spine covers, and several with boards detached. The text blocks remain well bound, with age toned pages and neat, period handwriting. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 9091

$50
Title: Recueil des Principaux Edits, Declarations, Ordonnances, Arrêts, Sentences & Reglemens, Concernant la Justice, Police & Finances Contenant le Mois d'Octobre 1736. Jusques & Compris le Mois de Julliet 1737
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Chez Claude Girard
Printing Year: 1758

Condition/Details: Bound in leather-covere board with decorative gilt embossing on the spine with dark brown spine labels and raised spine bands, this antique volume provides a history of the legislation, police and the finances of France under Louis XV. Louis XV (15 February 1710 – 10 May 1774) ruled as King of France and of Navarre from 1 September 1715 until his death. Louis enjoyed a favorable reputation at the beginning of his reign and earned the epithet "le Bien-Aimé" ("the Beloved"). In time, the debauchery of his court, the return of the Austrian Netherlands (which was gained following the Battle of Fontenoy) at Aix-la-Chapelle, and the cession of New France at the conclusion of the Seven Years' War led Louis to become one of the most unpopular kings in the history of France. His ill-advised financial policies damaged the power of France, weakened the treasury, discredited the monarchy, and arguably led to the French Revolution which broke out 15 years after his death. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and some wear along the hinge of the spine and boards. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with marbled page edges and endpapers. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/2" and contains 525 pages.
 
Lot 9092

$130
This lot includes the group of books signed by the author, Clive Cussler, shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these volumes are first editions and all are in the original dust jackets. Clive Eric Cussler (born July 15, 1931 in Aurora, Illinois) is an American adventure novelist and marine archaeologist. His thriller novels, mostly featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached The New York Times fiction best-seller list more than seventeen times. Cussler is also a member of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), and has discovered more than sixty shipwreck sites. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

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 9093

$130
Title: Combination Atals Map of Yates County, New York
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Everts, Ensign & Everts
Printing Year: 1876

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter-leather with black cloth-covered boards and featuring bright gilt lettering across the front board, this antique volume is a scarce historical atlas of Yates County New, which features both maps and illustrations. The work is illustrated with many maps of the United States and Yates County, New York. Also featured are lithographic views, portraits and personal sketches which feature illustrations of the homes/estates of prominent public figures. The lithographic view depict many scenes of farms and nature, and include both people and animals. Some of the maps appear in color. The volume shows external age/wear with flaking of the leather on the spine and boards, rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards, and signs of exposure to moisture on both boards. Both boards are detached but present. The first two pages are detached but present. The volume is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The detailed illustrations remain clean and display well. Some pages bear notes in pencil. The map of Benton County displays light handwriting in pencil in the margins of the pages, and near the borders around the county. The map of New York on pages 10-11 bears two lines, one in red and one in blue. The lines appear in the western section of the state and are accompanied by the dates 1788 and 1792. The maps of Milo and Torrey bear light handwriting in pencil. Additionally a few of the pages of biographical sketches, and the tables in the rear of the volume, bear light handwriting in pencil in the margins of the pages. The book measures approximately 15" x 17 1/2" and contains 111 pages.
 
Lot 9094

$35
Title: Picturesque Ulster
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Styles & Bruyn Publishing Company (Kingston, NY)
Printing Year: c1890's
Number of Volumes: 7-volume set (unclear how many volumes were published)

Notes: Bound in large light brown paper wrappers with decorative front wrapper, this antique set provides an early history of Ulster County, New York. The set includes volumes on the City of Kingston, the Townships of Hurley, Olive, Denning, Hardenbergh, Shandaken and Woodstock. The volumes include black and white photographs among text regarding the history of the municipalities. Ulster County sits in the state's Mid-Hudson Region of the Hudson Valley. In 1777, the capital of New York State (the first state capital of independent New York) was established at Kingston, though it was subsequently moved to Wawarsing. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show external age/wear, with chipping and occasional tears and folds along the edges. Volume 1 is lacking the rear wrapper and last four pages of text. Volume 2 contains both wrappers and appears complete. Volume 3 is lacking both wrappers and the last eight pages of text. The wrappers of volume 4 and 5 are detached, but present, with all pages of text. Volumes 6 and 7 are lacking the rear wrappers, all pages appear to be present. The pages of all volumes are lightly age toned pages and appear clean overall, occasional pages and signatures are detached from most volumes. The books measure approximately 10 3/4" x 13".
 
Lot 9095

$90
This lot includes the group of antique books on New York state 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 9096

$25
This lot includes the group of books authored and signed by celebrities shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors include: Lee Greenwood, Val Kilmer, Charlie Daniels, Bob Guiney, Maria Shriver, Gene Shalit, Jay Mohr and Brooke Shields. 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 9097

$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 VI)
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: A. O. P. Nicholson
Printing Year: 1857

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with a leather spine featuring a stamped title, this antique volume is a scarce report by Lieutenant Henry L. Abbot from the Corps of Topographical Engineers in regard to the routes in Oregon and California explored by parties under the command of Lieutenant R. S. Williamson in 1857. The work is illustrated with many plates and graphs. Numerous illustrations depict animals and scenes from the exploration. 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 book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4" and contains approximately 500 pages.
 
Lot 9098

$40
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Railroad Stories
Issue Dates: 1934-1935
Approximate Number of Issues: 24

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, clipped covers, loose covers, etc. This lot includes complete runs of January through December for 1934 and 1935.
 
Lot 9099

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique German children's titles with Victorian lithographs:

- Reineke Fuchs - Ein Heiteres Rinderbuch by Julius Lohmeyer und Edwin Bormann- Dated c1900 by Carl Fleming - This volume has had some internal restoration work, with tape along some the page edges. The text block is separated into several pieces.
- Neue Sprechende Tiere by H. J. Horwitz - Dated c1880 by Verlag Konrad - This volume shows some wear, with the boards separated from the text block and some separation in the text block.
- Maerchen von Einer Mutter Erdacht by Amelie Godin - Dated 1862 by Berlag von Rudolph Chelins - Contains color illustrations.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9100

$35
Title: Oakland Iron Works Builder of Ice Making and Refrigerating Machinery
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Oakland Iron Works
Printing Year: 1893

Condition/Details: Bound in blue wrappers with yellow text across the front cover, this antique volume is a scarce catalogue from the Oakland Iron Works company. Oakland Iron Works provided ice making and refrigerating machines for hotels, cold storage, packing houses and dairie, breweries, ice factories and markets. The catalog features many illustrations of the machinery made by Oakland Iron Works. The volume shows external age/wear with some rubbing the edges and corners of the wrappers and text block, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The volume bears handwritten notes on the front and rear flyleaves. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" and contains 111 pages.
 
Lot 9101

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9102

$250
Title: Tennessee Historical Quarterly
Author: various
Publisher: Tennessee Historical Society and Tennessee Historical Commission
Printing Years: 1942-1960
Number of Volumes: Approximately 90-volume set

Notes: Bound in stiff paper wrappers with black writing, this collection provides a history of Tennessee, from various county histories, to stories of Native Americans and the settlers, among many other topics. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some sunning and rubbing to the spines and wrappers. Overall, the text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 10".
 
Lot 9103

$60
Title: Engravings from Landseer Reproduced in Heliotype with A Sketch of the Life and Works of the Artist
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
Printing Year: 1876

Condition/Details: Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802 – 1873), a child artist prodigy, was an English painter who exhibited his work at the Royal Academy at the age of thirteen. Commissioned by Queen Victoria, Landseer is known for his paintings of animals—particularly horses, dogs and stags. Bound in bright green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering and a gilded reindeer to the front board, with gilt lettering and designs along the spine and full gilt to the edges of the text block, this antique is a scarce collection of twenty-four engravings from paintings by Landseer. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the corners of the boards and to the top and bottom of the spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 11 1/2" x 14" and contains 81 pages. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)
 
Lot 9104

$35
Title: Report of the Armor Factory Board, with Accompanying Documents
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in paper wrappers this antique volume is a scarce government document from the House of Representatives, 55 Congress, 2nd Session. Labeled document number 95, this volume is signed across the front wrapper by Archibald Borhek Johnson, a member of the Armor Factory Board, a contributor to the report, a Bethlehem Steel executive, contemporary of Charles Schwab and Andrew Carnegie, and later, the first mayor of the city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Several hundred pages in length, this volume offers a detailed view into the manufacturing of military armor, from mining to the ore, transporting the raw materials via ships and railroads, smelting the steel, machining and forging, powering the factories with steam, fabrication and delivery to the respective services. The work is illustrated with 38 over-sized fold-out engineering drawings covering details of the infrastructure, and 39 black-and-white photographs of the actual process involved. The volume shows light external age/wear with bumped corners, and with the rear of the wrapper detached but present. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4" and contains 22 pages, plus seven appendices.
 
Lot 9105

$175
Title: The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments
Author: Richard F. Burton (translator)
Publisher: The Burton Club
Printing Year: Undated
Number of Volumes: Complete 16 volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt designs across the front board and gilt lettering to this spine, this handsome decorative set is a scarce translation of Arabian Nights privately printed for the Burton Club. This lot includes a ten-volume set plus an additional six-volume supplementary set featuring anthropological and explanatory notes. The supplemental volumes feature metallic silver lettering and designs. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece illustration in each volume. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Pages 359-360 of the index of volume one is torn. The rear board has started to separate from the text block between pages 360 and 361 of volume one. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4".
 
Lot 9106

$175
This lot includes the group of signed art and photography books shown in the corresponding image(s). Original signatures include: Victor Gagliardi, John Seerey-Lester, Gary Geiger, Richard R. Brettell and Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Eric Sloane, Johnathan Green, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Edward B. Marks, Grant Wood and Alice Elizabeth Chase. 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 9107

$15
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Gregory McDonald, Patricia McFall, Michael Guinzburg, Cassandra King, Jonathon King and Michael McGarrity. 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 9108

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique estate books:

- Official Guide Book of the Fair 1933 by Unattributed - Dated 1933 by A Century of Progress - This volume is an official guide book of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. The folding map inside the front board is intact. The front board is detached from the text block and is held in place with blue tape running along the spine.
- The World: An Atlas by W. & A. K. Johnson - Dated 1884 by W. & A. K. Johnson - This atlas contains thirty-four colored maps with a complete index.
- Psychic Life and Laws by Charles Oliver Sahler, M. D. - Dated 1901 by R. F. Fenno and Company - This volume is complete with dust jacket.
- Atlas to Accompany Report F3: Geological Survery of Pennsylvania by J. P. Lesley - Dated 1893 by Wm. A. Ingham - This volume features six fold-out maps. All called-for maps are present.
- Clean Milk by S. D. Belcher, M. D. - Dated 1903 by The Hardy Publishing Company - This volume features many photographs.
- Mount Auburn Cemetery Including a Brief History and Description of Cambridge, Harvard University, and the Union Railway Company by Unattributed - Dated 1883 by Moses King - This volume features numerous illustrations, including a fold-out map.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9109

$70
This lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Two Little Misogynists by 1919 Nobel Prize-winning author Carl Spitteler, The Coverely Paper and The Witchery of Sleep. 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 9110

$55
Title: The Odes of Anacreon of Teos
Translator: William Richardson, Esq.
Publisher: G. and W. B. Whittaker
Printing Year: 1824

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in brown leather with bright gilded edge, raised spine bands and gilt embossing on the spine, this antique volume is a very rare original translation of the poems of Anacreon.

Anacreon (570 BC – 488 BC) was a Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of nine lyric poets. Anacreon wrote all of his poetry in the ancient Ionic dialect. Like all early lyric poetry, it was composed to be sung or recited to the accompaniment of music, usually the lyre. Anacreon's poetry touched on universal themes of love, infatuation, disappointment, revelry, parties, festivals, and the observations of everyday people and life. It is the subject matter of Anacreon's poetry that helped to keep it familiar and enjoyable to generations of readers and listeners. His widespread popularity inspired countless imitators, which also kept his name alive.

Anacreon was for a long time popular at Athens, where his statue was to be seen on the Acropolis, together with that of his friend Xanthippus, the father of Pericles. On several coins of Teos he is represented holding a lyre in his hand, sometimes sitting, sometimes standing. A marble statue found in 1835 in the Sabine district, and now in the Galleria Borghese, is said to represent Anacreon. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and edges. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with marbled endpapers and page edges. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/2" and contains 183 pages.
 
Lot 9111

$40
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 9112

$15
This lot includes the group of author-signed self-help and inspirational books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors include: Criswell Freeman; Connie Glaser; Barbara Smalley; Harry Golden; John Gile; Lola Gillebaard; Carol Orsborn; Buel William Cox, Sr.; Danny Cox; and Charlie and Martha Shedd. 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.
 
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