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Lot 9113

$40
Title: Cosmic Geometry: Tantric Transformations
Author: Charles R. Pettis, III and Sina Pettis
Publisher: Bliss Press (Ithaca, NY)
Printing Year: 1976, Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in hand-made paper with string binding and stored in a gorgeous bright handcrafted Chinese slipcase, this volume provides a view into cosmic geometry. This limited edition volume is one of 130 copies made on hand-made paper with the slipcase. Chuck Pettis - visionary, designer, eco-artist, and author - is currently the founder and owner of Earth Sanctuary, a 72-acre nature reserve and meditation parkland on Whidbey Island, Washington. Chuck Pettis received a B.A. in Psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a M.A. in Design from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, where he attended Buckminster Fuller's Design Department. Fuller's holistic approach to design has continued to be a source of life-long inspiration for Chuck. (biography courtesy of earthsanctuary.org)

The work is illustrated with many drawings to portray various aspects of this study. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some sunning and wear to the slipcase and some wear to the extremities of the pages. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8" and contains 49 pages.
 
Lot 9114

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on World War II:

- Weapons of World War II by G. M. Barnes - Dated 1947 by D. Van Nostrand Company - Author-inscribed and signed, in original dust jacket. Contains many photographs of various weapons used during the War. Some wear and moisture markings to jacket.
- War Diary of the U.S.S. Oberon byuncredited - Dated c1948 by Frank McCaffrey - Bound in brown cloth-covered boards with a black stamped ship and title on the front board. Moisture indications on boards and interior and spotting on pages. Tightly bound text block.
- Flight of the Forgotten - A True Story of Heroism and Betrayal by Mark A. Vance - Venture Press - Author-signed, in original dust jacket.
- The Last Liberator by Jerry Yulsman - Dated 1991 by A Dutton Book - Author-signed, first edition, first printing in original dust jacket.
- From Jackson to Japan - The History of Company C, 307th Infantry, 77th Division, in World War II by Henry D. Lopez - Dated 1977 by Privately published - Author-inscribed and signed, in original dust jacket.
- The War Records of Men Trained in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Drexel Institute of Technology Who Served in World War II, 1941 to 1946 by Douglas T. Greene - Dated 1951 by Drexel Institution - Bound in tri-fold gilt stiff paper with title on front in blue, with matching blue spiral binding.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9115

$130
Title: The Masterpieces of the Centennial International Exhibition
Author: Edward Strahan (Vol. I), Professor Walter Smith (Vol. II), Joseph M. Wilson (Vol. III)
Publisher: Gebbie and Barrie
Printing Year: 1876
Number of Volumes: Complete 3-volume set

Notes: Bound in half-leather with morocco cloth-covered boards, with bright gilt lettering and raised bands to the spine, a gilt edge to the top of the text block, and featuring marbled endpapers, this antique set is a scarce illustrated catalog and detailed explanation of the masterpieces of the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition. The work is illustrated with many engravings on steel and wood throughout each volume, some of which appear within the text, while others are full page. The volumes show external age/wear with some rubbing to the leather of all volumes, rubbing to the edges of the boards, bumped corners and minor scuffing of the cloth of the front board of volume one. The volumes are tightly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The volumes are divided as follows: One-Fine Art, Two-Industrial Art and Three-History, Mechanics and Science. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/4".
 
Lot 9116

$55
This lot includes the group of New York state ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes pamphlets, handbooks, guides and a variety of publications which pertain to the state of New York. Subjects include: the Catskill Mountains, New York state colleges, railroads and canals. 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 9117

$100
Title: Puss In Boots
Illustrator: Kathleen Hale
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1951

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards featuring brightly-colored illustrations, this unique children's book is a scarce "Peepshow Book," which features an attractive three-dimensional telling of the famous Puss In Boots story in six scenes. These "Peepshow" books were manufactured to be opened so that the backs could be folded back together and tied, fanning out the scenes in a six-sided display. The inside is clean and in working order. The covers show little edge wear, the spine title remains, and the cloth ties are intact. There is some flaking of the spine cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 6 3/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 9118

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

- Roughing It by Mark Twain - Dated 1872 by American Publishing Company - This volume is a mixed state of the first edition, as it contains the following issue points: page xi, battered "M" in "My"; page 19, battered "y" in "My"; page 156, "Trees"; page 156, "thirteenth"; page 242, missing "his"; page 330, "Eastern"; and there are no advertisements on page 592. The boards have detached and are held in place with brown tape running the length of the spine. The first few leaves--the front flyleaves and title page--are detached but present. Page 591 and the rear flyleaf are detached but present. The boards show rubbing to their edges, corners and surfaces.
- Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old by Mark Twain - Dated 1880 by American Publishing Company - The text block has detached from the boards and spine cover. Pages 319 and 320 remain attached to the rear board via the endpapers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9119

$50
Title: The Larger Catechism, Agreed Upon by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, with the Assistance of Commissioner from the Church of Scotland, and Received by the Several Presbyterian Churces in America; with the Proofs from the Scripture
Revised by: Alexander M'Leod
Publisher: Whiting and Watson
Printing Year: 1813

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce theological work that claims to be the first book ever stereotyped in America. Rollo Silver discusses this claim in his Typefounding in America, in which he writes that "...John Watts, an Englishman who had worked with Andrew Wilson in England and whose brother was one of Earl Stanhope's first pupils, experimented with stereotyping in New York." Silver further states that The Larger Catechism was stereotyped and printed by J. Watts & Co. and published in June, 1813, and claims to be the first book ever stereotyped in America. Silver concludes: "This, though, is not the first book printed from stereotype plates in America; in 1812 the Philadelphia Bible Society had printed a bible from plates imported from London." This volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the surfaces, corners and edges of the boards and spine. The front board has started to detach from the text block. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The phrase "The first book ever stereotyped in America," on the title page has been circled in pencil. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" and contains 142 pages. Bibliography reference: Sabin 39043.
 
Lot 9120

$60
Title: History of New York State 1523-1927
Editor: Dr. James Sullivan
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1927
Number of Volumes: Complete 6-volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to each spine, this antique set is a scarce history of the state of New York from its earliest settler to the 20th century. This lot includes the hard-to-find sixth volume, "Biographical." The work is profusely illustrated, featuring many full-page plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11".
 
Lot 9121

$70
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Sue Grafton shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original of Sue Grafton. Titles include: "J" is for Judgment, "K" is for Killer, "L" is for Lawless, M is for Malice, N is for Noose, "O" is for Outlaw and P is for Peril. 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 9122

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage catalogs and household tips:

- The Romance of Furs by uncredited- Rothschild's (Ithaca, NY) - Catalog containing various furs and the animals that produce them. In original wrapper.
- Armour's Farmers Almanac by uncredited - Dated 1902 by Armour & Company - In original wrappers, contains many color illustrations throughout. Some pencil handwriting on rear wrapper.
- The Armour Radio Show Hint Hunt by uncredited - Armour & Company - In original wrapper. Contains useful household hints.
- What Every Girl Should Know by Margaret H. Sanger - Dated 1924 by Eugenics Publishing Co - In original light orange paper wrappers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9123

$70
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage photographs and postcards shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a wide selection of postcards, on topics ranging from Shaker Villages to Washington D.C. to classic art prints, and much more. 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 9124

$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: Julian May, Armistead Maupin, James Kirkwood, Bill Granger and Linda Grant. 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 9125

$30
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 9126

$20
This lot includes the group of vintage aviation magazines shown in the corresponding image. 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 9127

$20
This auction lot includes the following pair of antique atlases:

- Pictorial Atlas of the Greater United States and the World by uncredited - Dated 1901 by The Philadelphia Inquirer - Large volume, with dark cloth-covered boards and black writing, with green tape along the spine. Moisture indications to boards. The volume is lacking the front free endpaper.
- The Times Survey Atlas of the World by J. G. Bartholomew - Dated 1922 by The Times - Oversized volume, with maroon cloth, three-quarter leather and gilt embossing. Front board is detached from the text block, with tape along the spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9128

$20
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: Will D. Campbell, Glenn Kleier, Ian Caldwell, Dustin Thomason, Ed McBain, Susanna Clarke, Stephen J. Cannell and Nicholas Evans. 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 9129

$45
This lot includes the group of New York State history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include books on centennial celebrations of the state, the Mohawk Valley, banks in Albany, the Catskills Mountains, and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9130

$15
This lot includes the group of seven portfolios featuring prints and photographs of animals and nature shown in the corresponding image. This material includes lithographic prints of birds; wildlife prints by Al Durnisch; cat prints by Robert Kuhn; pen and wash sketches by Le Ba Dang, Deshima and Yeisha; photographs of American birds by Eliot Porter; woodland portraits by Jeannette Klute; and woodcuts of a variety of animals. These prints and photos depict a number of vividly-detailed images of animals and scenes from nature, many of which are in color. 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 9131

$25
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 9132

$275
Title: Vida Ejemplar y Heroica de Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra con Mil Documentos Hasta Ahora Ineditos y Numerosas Ilustraciones y Grabados de Epoca
Author: Luis Astrana Marin
Publisher: Instituto Editorial Reus
Printing Year: 1948-1958
Number of Volumes: Complete 7-volume set

Notes: Bound in paper wrappers, this set is a scarce biography featuring nearly one thousand previously unpublished documents. The work features extensive documentation, making this work what is considered to be the most complete biography of Cervantes and a milestone Spanish biography. Luis Astrana Marín (1889 - 1959) was a Spanish biographer, journalist, essayist and translator. Marin started publishing this extensive work 1948 and ended in 1958, intending to exhaust the subject, having already published biographies of Lope de Vega and Quevedo. Considered a monumental effort of scholarship, this biography brings together 1,410 previously unpublished documents.

With the large amount of documents included, this thorough examination is illustrated with over two thousand engravings, facsimiles and portraits. The volumes show external age/wear with rubbing to the edges of the wrappers and to the edges of the spines. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 10 3/4".

The set 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). 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).
 
Lot 9133

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of literature, children's and poetry 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 9134

$20
This lot includes the group of ten books signed by the author, Stuart Woods, shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of the volumes in this group are first editions. Eight are in the original dust jackets and two are in wrappers. 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 9135

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of books of literature and poetry 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 9136

$425
Title: The Art of Teaching in Sport, Designed as a Prelude to a Set of Toys for Enabling Ladies to Instill the Rudiments of Spelling, Reading, Grammar, and Arithmetic, Under the Idea of Amusement
Author: Ellenor Fenn
Publisher: John Marshall and Co.
Printing Year: 1785 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in leather-covered boards with gilt embossed design around the edge of the boards, this antique volume is a very scarce first edition of Ellenor Fenn's work, in which she instructs mothers in the use of her Set of Toys. The mother retains control of the toy, giving it to her child as a privilege for supervised play, introducing it at moments when he may be most receptive to learning. According to past auction records, only one other copy of this first edition book has been sold at auction in the past twenty years.

Ellenor Fenn (1743–1813) (née Frere) was a prolific eighteenth-century writer of children's books. Fenn wrote a series of children's books for her nephews and nieces, inspired by Anna Laetitia Barbauld's Lessons for Children (1778-9), and in 1782 she wrote to the children's publisher John Marshall asking whether he would be willing to publish them. Between 1782 and 1812, he published numerous books by Fenn, often anonymously or under the pseudonyms Mrs. Teachwell or Mrs. Lovechild.

Fenn also created toys and games that encouraged mothers to teach their children themselves. Andrea Immel, a specialist in eighteenth-century childhood, writes that through her games, we can “recognize [Fenn] as an early advocate of child-centered teaching strategies.” The games emphasize conversation and the child’s own world; they encourage the mother to answer the child's questions and to spontaneously teach when the child is interested in learning. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards detached and the spine cover lacking. The text block is separated into two sections, with age toned pages. The endpapers have dark toning around the edges, approximately 1/2" thick. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 3/4" and contains 67 pages.
 
Lot 9137

$15
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature books shown in the corresponding image(s). The authors featured in this lot include John Gilstrap, Theresa Monsour, Greg Rucka, James Rollins, Johnny Mitchell, Richard Russo, John Berendt and George Dawes Green. 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 9138

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed books on history 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: Dennis J. Marvicsin, Allan Seiden, Ron Chernow, Joyce Reardon, George Roche, Georgie Anne Geyer, Shad Meshad, Time Weiner, Nelson D. Lankford and Rob Mackenzie. 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 9139

$110
This lot includes the group of decorative books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). These decorative volumes are bound in leather, with gilt designs and lettering, gilt-edged text blocks and silk ribbon bookmarks. Authors in this lot include: Kurt Vonnegut, Gore Vidal, Frederick Jackson Turner, Ivan Turgenev, Mark Twain, Virgil and Voltaire, among others. Three of the volumes in this lot (Galápagos, Bluebeard and Empire) are from the "First Edition Society." These volumes state that the books are signed first editions, however no signatures of the authors are present. Other volumes are also marked as signed editions, though there are no signed books in this lot. 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 9140

$20
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Railroad Stories
Issue Dates: 1936-1937
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 a complete run of January through December for the years 1936 and 1937.
 
Lot 9141

$20
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature numerous illustrations, many of which appear in color. 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 9142

$70
This lot includes the group of three framed Chinese paintings on rice paper shown in the corresponding image(s). The pieces include a pair of paintings in similar style showing Chinese people in various settings. Both of these pieces show well, with light creasing and bright colors. The third piece shows men rowing long fishing boats. This piece shows some wear, with cracks in the paper. 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. 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 9143

$70
Title: Francis Parkman's Works
Author: Francis Parkman
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Printing Year: c.1903-1907
Number of Volumes: Complete 13-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt designs and lettering to the spines, and with gilt to the top edges of the text blocks, this antique set is a scarce collection of works by Francis Parkman. The work features frontispiece portraits and illustrations in each volume. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The volumes bear bookplates of a previous owner. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4".
 
Lot 9144

$25
Title: Commodore Conner: Note on "Maclay's History of the United State Navy" Mexican War
Author: Philip Syng Physick Conner
Publisher: Philip Syng Physick Conner
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with a large title plate affixed to the front board, this antique volume features a piece on the actions of Commodore David Conner during the Mexican-American War in 1846 and 1847. This volume bears an original inscription and signature from author Philip Syng Physick Conner on the title page. The inscription is addressed to Henry Carey Baird, an author, publisher, and grandson of publisher Mathew Carey of Philadelphia. Additionally, the signature of Edward Carey Gardiner, a Philadelphia publisher and politician, appears on the front free endpaper under a presentation stamp to the Rittenhouse Club. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. A library reference number is stamped in the lower left corner of the front board. A bookplate of the Rittenhouse Club is present on the inside of the front board. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 10 1/4" and contains 10 pages (32-41).
 
Lot 9145

$45
This lot includes the group of antique author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). The authors in this lot include Jonathan Rigdon, H. C. Chatfield-Taylor, Edwin Richardson Frost, Vachel Lindsay, Arthur Stringer, Walter De La Mare, and L. Richmond. 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 9146

$10
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: Carmen Posadas, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Tova Mirvis, Paule Marshall, Elisabeth Robinson and Cassandra King. 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 9147

$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 9148

$40
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: The Stranger, A Literary Paper
Publisher: John Cook
Issue Date Range: July 3, 1813 through June 25, 1814

Notes: This magazine was published in 27 numbers from July 3, 1813 to June 25, 1814, a semi-monthly except for the first three issues which were weekly. On p. 416: “The Publisher announces with regret to his friends and patrons, that after the present number, the publication of ‘The Stranger’ will be suspended. He is induced to this step, not in consequence of a failure of patronage, which has been and remains liberal beyond his highest hopes, but from a want of sufficient leisure in several of his correspondents to continue their aid." (history courtesy Sabin)

This volume, bound in light brown paper-covered boards with three-quarter leather, shows age/wear indications, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and spine and the front and rear boards detached. The front free endpaper and fly leaf are detached, otherwise the text block is well bound, with age toned pages and occasional marginalia in pencil. The volume measures approximately 5" x 8 1/4".
 
Lot 9149

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique travel and exploration titles:

- Sightseeing in the Seven Seas, Plain Tales of the Plains by William Ross Kellogg - Dated 1942 by The Franklin Press, Inc. - Author-inscribed and signed.
- Across the Continent: A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States by Samel Bowles - Dated 1865 by Samuel Bowles & Company - Color map frontispiece is lacking bottom portion.
- From the Land of the Snow-Pearls, Tales from Puget Sound by Ella Higginson - Dated 1897 by The Macmillan Company
- The Ox Team, or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker - Dated 1907, Published by the Author - Signed by the author.
- Andele, or The Mexican-Kowa Captive by Rev. J. J. Methvin - Dated 1899 by Pentecostal Herald Press - The front board is detached and the text block is separating into signatures.
- Alaska, The Land of Now by D. A. Noonan - Dated 1923, Privately published - Inscribed and signed by the author.

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