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Lot 1210

$10

Title: Report on the Ship-Building Industry of the U. S.
Author: Henry Hall
Publisher: Macdonald and Jane's
City: London
Year: 1974
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 276 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce facsimile reprint of the 1884 edition, which initially appeared as the final section of Volume 8 of the Tenth Census published by the Department of the Interior Census Office in Washington, D.C.

This title is part of the Macdonald Maritime History Series.

Volume is bound in blue quarter leather, with bright gilt lettering to spine and paper-covered boards with pictorial pattern showing sailing ship. Book displays light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1211

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique railroad books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Edward Bates Dorsey's "English and American Railroads Compared" (John Wiley & Sons, 1887) and "Proceedings of National Convention of Railroad Commissioners Held at Planters' Hotel, St. Louis, Mo., May 11 and 12, 1897 (Government Printing Office, 1897). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 1212

$55

Title: William Frederick's (1874) Scale Journey: A Scratchbuilder's Evolutionary Development
Author: Antonio Mendez C.
Editor: Scottie Dayton
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: The author tells his journey into scratch building when he was younger & sailing his first ship "The Rebel". From there he describes building "William Frederick" a three masted coastal schooner launched in 1874.
Condition / Notes: Book is bound in illustrated laminated boards. Volume is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 22 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are in original shrink wrap.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 1213

$250

Title: First on the Moon: A Voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr.
Author: Dora Jane Hamblin, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., Gene Farmer, Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1970
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 511 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce later printing of this work, signed on the title page in black ink by Buzz Aldrin, American astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon,and on the half title page by NASA astronauts Jim McDivitt, Richard Gordon and Rusty Schweickart.

Volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Tightly-bound book and mylar-covered dust jacket are in excellent conditon.


Accompanied by certificate of authenticity.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1214

$15

Title: Adam and Anne Mott: Their Ancestors and Their Descendants
Author: Thomas C. Cornell
Publisher: A. V. Haight, Printer
City: Poughkeepsie
Year: 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 418 pages plus 1 page of errata
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped pebbled brown cloth. Spine shows dent, with loss of material. Ends of spine display fraying. Binding is shaken. Varying degrees of foxing can be seen on pages and plates. Also contains in-text illustrations.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 1215

$130

Title: The Constitutions of the United States, according to the Latest Amendments: To Which Are Prefixed, the Declaration of Independence; and the Federal Constitution, with the Amendments. Also the Farewell Address of George Washington, Esq. To the People of the United States on His Resigning the Presidency
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Robert Harper
City: Gettysburg
Year: 1811
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 522 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered label and ruling to spine. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and and scuffing to covers. Binding is firm. Previous owners' names appear on front endpaper. Initial and final pages display staining. Occasional foxing is visible on pages of text. Illustrated engraved frontispiece portrait of George Washington.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1216

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on marine art history shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this collection are as follows: a first printing of J. Russell Jinishian's "Bound for Blue Water: Contemporary American Marine Art" (The Greenwich Workshop Press, 2003, in dust jacket), with author-signed bookplate sticker laid in; F. B. Cockett's "Early Sea Painters, 1660-1730: The group who worked in England under the shadow of the Van de Veldes" (Antique Collectors' Club, 1995, in dust jacket); David Joel's "Charles Brooking, 1723-1759 and the 18th Century British Marine Painters" (Antique Collectors' Club, 2000). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are in as new condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1217

$10

Title: Illustrated Marine Encyclopedia
Author: Henry Paasch
Publisher: Self-published
City: Antwerp
Year: 1890
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 306 pages plus 100 plates and 28 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with light scattered spotting to front cover and rubbing along edges of boards and spine. Cracking can be seen at several points of binding. Small pink paper slip with notice containing conditions of sale is pasted on front endpaper. Stamp appears along bottom edge of preliminary blank page. Preliminary pages, including frontispiece and title page display foxing. Light scatted foxing is visible to plates and texts. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and plates illustrating (parts of) vessels, rigging, construction, machinery and equipment.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1218

$20

Book Details: This collection of decorative antique poetry is notable for book by Don Marquis, better remembered as the creator of the "Archy & Mehitabel" stories; and for a very early (1843) anthology,"Poets & Poetry of America." Also present are volumes by Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, Alan Seeger, and a first edition by H.C. Bunner.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.



Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1219

$10

Details: This lot includes the antique issue of The Missionary Herald shown in the corresponding image. Dated April, 1861, this magazine contains a report on pages 102-106 by Henry J. Van-Lennep on travel in Turkey, with journal of a tour in Niksar. This issue is from the Lennup family library, and is presumably the author's copy. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

The provenance of this material can be traced directly back to Henry Van Lennep through four generations of his descendants.

The items in this lot came to us directly from the Van Lennep family estate, having passed through four generations since Henry J. Van Lennep.


Condition / Notes: This string-bound magazine is bound in original printed wrappers. Front cover shows loss of material at top and small closed tear at fore edge. Covers display light soiling. "H. J. Van Lennep Report" has been written in pen underneath the name of magazine on front cover. Pages are clean and without markings. Text appears in double columns.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1220

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Sir Alan Moore's "Last Days of Mast & Sail: An Essay in Nautical Comparative Anatomy" (Oxford U. P., 1925) and an author-signed limited edition of Charles Edward Banks's "The Winthrop Fleet of 1630: An Account of the Vessels, the Voyage, the Passengers and Their English Homes from Original Authorities" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1221

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on antique U. S. history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Ten Years a Cowboy" (Rhodes & McClure Publishing Company, 1888) and "The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1832" (Gray and Bowen, 1831). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1222

$30

Title: Bible Lands: Their Modern Customs and Manners Illustrative of Scripture
Author: Henry J. Van-Lennep - Henry John Van Lennep was a noted nineteenth century minister, missionary, writer, illustrator, and educator. Born in Smyrna (present-day Izmir, Turkey), Van Lennep was educated in the U.S. but returned to Turkey upon ordination, where he served as missionary for 29 years. During this time, he traveled extensively throughout western Asia and Egypt, aided by his proficiency in many languages. A skillful artist, he wrote and illustrated several books based on his travels. Published during a time when public curiosity about "the Orient" was high, these books were very popular, showing the scenery, people, and customs of Asia Minor, and discussing these elements with Biblical and archaeological references. He also illustrated scientific texts with the noted geologist and President of Amherst College, Edward Hitchcock. After losing his sight in 1869, he returned to the U.S., where he spent the last twenty years of his life teaching natural sciences and languages at Ingham University, a women's college in Le Roy, New York, and later serving as co-principal at the Sedgwick Institute in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with his son, Edward.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1876
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 832 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth over beveled boards, with gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial design to front board depicting tribesman in traditional costume. Book shows light external wear. Front flyleaf has been excised. Pages 256 to 266 are detached and laid in. Occasional foxing is visible. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and textual illustration. Contains two well-preserved fold-out color maps.

The provenance of this material can be traced directly back to Henry Van Lennep through four generations of his descendants.

The items in this lot came to us directly from the Van Lennep family estate, having passed through four generations since Henry J. Van Lennep.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1223

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of bibliographies of nautical literature and history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "American Civil War Navies: A Bibliography" (The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1972) and "The American Navy, 1789-1860: A Bibliography" (The Scarecrow Pres, Inc., 1974) by Myron J. Smith, Jr. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1224

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on shipwrescks shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Karl Baarslag's "SOS to the Rescue" (Oxford U. P., 1935, in dust jacket) and a first edition of "The Last Cruise" (Stratford Company, Publishers, 1926) by Louise Kidder Sparrow. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1225

$25

Book Details: Particular by-ways of nautical history are explored in this lot, which includes volumes on fishing and fishing boats and ships, works on Christopher Columbus and his voyages, and a splendid examination of the medieval Sutton Hoo ship burial in England

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


Condition / Notes: 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $51.00
Lot 1226

$650

Title: Stephani Nigri elega[n]tissime e greco author[um] subditor[um] tra[n]slationes : uidelicet, Philostrati Icones, Pythagore? Carme[n] aureu[m], Athene?i collectanea, Musonij philosophi Tyrij de pri[n]cipe opti?mo, Isocratis d[?] regis muneribus or[?]o, & alia multa scitu digniss. & rara inuetu, quae uersa pagina lector bone lubes, & gaudens inuenics
Author:
Publisher: Impressum Mediolani per Io. de Castelliono
City: Milan
Year: 1521
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120/185 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands, gilt-lettered label and ornamental designs. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and red edges. Pages display occasional light foxing. Title page is illustrated with vignettes.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1227

$70

Title: Cottage by the River
Artist: G. Thompson
Medium: Painting - watercolor
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1885
Width: 40.0" Height: 28.0"
Art Notes: This watercolor, which shows a thatched cottage and the figure of a woman by a body of water, is signed and dated, "G. Thompson 1885." It has not faded, and is in excellent condition in its original, antique oak frame with gold-colored inset.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: This piece is in very good condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $33.50
Lot 1228

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively bound antique books on American leaders and presidents shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are John Morgan Richards' "With John Bull and Jonathan: Reminiscences of Sixty Years of an American's Life in England and in the United States" (D. Appleton & Company, 1906) and "Washington and the Generals of the American Revolution. Two Volumes Complete in One. With Finely-Engraved Portraits, from Original Pictures." (J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1856, with loss of material and taping to spine). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1229

$70

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 1230

$60

Book Details: Most of these antique children's books date from the first half of the 19th century, and it's interesting to compare them to children's books from the second half, which are not nearly so concerned with moral education. These earlier books also have plainer covers than the later ones, but their illustrations are more charming. With the exception of "Mitchell's Primary Geography" (which has beautiful colored maps), all of these books are by women -- since children's books were just about the only writing women were encouraged to publish.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


Condition / Notes: 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1231

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on theater history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are five volumes of the series Renaissance Drama (1980-1984, still in shrink wrap), "The Autobiography of Joseph Jefferson" (The Century Co., 1890) and a second edition of Catherine Mary Reginolds-WInslow's "Yesterdays with Actors" (Cupples and Hurd, 1887). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 1232

$45

Title: The Witch of Salem or Credulity Run Mad
Author: John R. Musick
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Company
City: New York
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/389 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is volume VII of The Columbian Historical Novels.

"The "Witch of Salem" is designed to cover twenty years in the history of the United States, or from the year 1680 to 1700, including all the principal features of this period. Charles Stevens of Salem, with Cora Watters, the daughter of an indented slave, whose father was captured at the time of the overthrow of the Duke of Monmouth, are the chief characters." (from author's preface).
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light brown cloth, with bright gilt lettering and elaborate decorative designs that include pictorial representations. External wear is concentrated at portion of fore edge showing small dents and faint small stain along bottom edge of rear cover. Decorative binding is otherwise well preserved. Binding is tight. Book has endpapers with floral designs. Previous owner's name, address and date of August 1896 appear handwritten on front flyleaf. Pages display scattered light foxing. Small stains are visible at bottom outside corners of pages 188 and 189.Contains tissue-guarded frontispiece, in-text illustrations and plates by F. A. Carter.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1233

$10

Book Details: This rich collection of history books includes a few on western Europe in the Middle Ages, and many on the history of England from the late Middle Ages through its Renaissance, with particular emphasis on the Elizabethan era and on the history of Scotland. Other volumes consider the ancient and modern Middle East and Turkey.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


Condition / Notes: 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $35.60
Lot 1234

$350

Details: This lot of antique stereo view cards includes much dramatic scenery, including views of Yosemite,Yellowstone, and the Yukon. Also included are cards showing the technology of the day: prospecting for gold and hydraulic mining, picking cotton, harvesting wheat with a 33-horse team, a railroad tunnel through a mountain. Many exotic views of foreign countries, and of tourist sites in the U.S., are included.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These stereo view cards are in generally good condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1235

$15

Book Details: Classic poetry is represented in this collection of vintage and antique books by an 1888 limited edition copy of the "Odyssey" in Greek, studies of "The Elizabethan Lyric," Calderon, and Guillaume de Machaut; and by a 19th verse novel about Helen of Troy.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


Condition / Notes: 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1236

$25

Title: Technics and Creativity II: Gemini Gel
Author: Riva Castleman
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
City: New York
Year: 1971
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 108 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This is a scarce exhibition catalogue featuring the work of Josef Albers, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella.


Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original illustrated wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Preserved in original plastic clamshell case. Also included in the box is a 10.5" x 8.5" multiple by Jaspers John, "Target 1970," specially commissioned for this publication. "A two-color offset lithograph with a collage of watercolor pads and brush, the multiple invites you to collaborate with Jasper Johns in creating your own version of his Target." (portion of text from MOMA publication slip laid in). Plate, with artist's facsimile signature, is glued to the inside front cover of the box.

Paint pad and brush are unused. Box shows light soiling.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1237

$35

Details: This antique tambourine was most likely made in Turkey over 150 years ago, as it is part of the Van Lennep family* estate. It is 8-3/4" in diameter and is made of some dark wood, inlaid with mother-of-pearl triangles and thin strips of brass. Its zils (the cymbal-like noisemakers) are hand-cut. They also appear to be made of brass.

*Henry J. Van Lennep (1815-1889) was a noted nineteenth century minister, missionary, writer, illustrator, and educator. Born in Smyrna, Van Lennep was educated in the U.S. but returned to Turkey upon ordination, where he served as missionary for 29 years. During this time, he traveled extensively throughout western Asia and Egypt, aided by his proficiency in many languages. A skillful artist, he wrote and illustrated several books based on his travels. Published during a time when public curiosity about "the Orient" was high, these books were very popular, showing the scenery, people, and customs of Asia Minor, and discussing these elements with Biblical and archaeological references. He also illustrated scientific texts with the noted geologist and President of Amherst College, Edward Hitchcock. After losing his sight in 1869, he returned to the U.S., where he spent the last twenty years of his life teaching natural sciences and languages at Ingham University, a women's college in Le Roy, New York, and later serving as co-principal at the Sedgwick Institute in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with his son, Edward.

The provenance of this material can be traced directly back to Henry Van Lennep through four generations of his descendants.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: The wood frame of this tambourine has dried out, and is cracked in one place (see photo). Several of the mother-of-pearl decorations are missing.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1238

$25

Title: The Navy List Corrected to the 20th December, 1881
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1881
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 586 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has raised bands and gilt-lettered spine labels. Book displays mild external wear. Minor loss is visible along edges of boards. Faint small stain can be seen on fore edge of text block. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1239

$20

Book Details: All of the books in this lot have been signed by their authors, and four of them are novels: "Ghost Dance," Carole Maso's first book (with dust jacket); :"Home Town," by Cleveland Amory, "The White Gate," by Mary Ellen Chase (with dust jacket), and "A Preface to a Life," by Zona Gale. One of the other books is a memoir by Jinx Falkenburg, and the other is "Carolina Folk-Plays," by Frederick H. Koch, a collection of plays by regional writers published in the early 1920s.

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Condition / Notes: 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.


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Lot 1240

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on ship modeling shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are David Antscherl's "The Fully Framed Model: The HMN Swan Class Sloops of 1767-1780. Volume One" (Pier Books/Dupont Communications, 2007) and "William Frederick's (1874) Scale Journey: A Scratchbuilder's Evolutionary Development" (Pier Books/Dupont Communications, 2005) by Antonio Mendez C. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are as new.

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Lot 1241

$10

Title: Naval Innovators, 1776-1900
Author: Albert B. Christman
Publisher: Naval Surface Warfare Center
City: Dahlgreen, Virginia
Year: 1989
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: xviii/396 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce U. S. Government publication of limited distribution. It initiates a series of studies entitled "Essays on Naval R&D," intending "to enlighten members of the Navy's R&D community by presenting the history of the Navy's efforts to produce a better Fleet through scientific and technological innovation."

Volume is spiral-bound in original stiff blue wrappers. Small stain appears at mid-section of top edge of front cover, title page and initial pages of text. (to page 7). Book is otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 1242

$70

Title: Report of the Art of War in Europe in 1854, 1855, and 1856
Author: Richard Delafield - Richard Delafield served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy, was Chief of Engineers, and was a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Delafield, born in New York City, New York, was the first graduate of the United States Military Academy to receive a merit class standing, ranking first in the class of 1818. Commissioned in the Corps of Engineers, he was a topographical engineer with the American commission to establish the northern boundary under the Treaty of Ghent.

He served as assistant engineer in the construction of Hampton Roads defenses from 1819-1824 and was in charge of fortifications and surveys in the Mississippi River delta area from 1824-1832. While superintendent of repair work on the Cumberland Road east of the Ohio River, he designed and built Dunlap's Creek Bridge in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, the first cast-iron tubular-arch bridge in the United States. Appointed superintendent of the Military Academy after the fire in 1838, he designed the new buildings and the new cadet uniform that first displayed the castle insignia. He superintended the construction of coast defenses for New York Harbor from 1846-1855.

In 1855, Delafield formed the Delafield Commission, and was sent by the Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, to Europe, including the Crimea, to observe the European military. The commission also included officers George B. McClellan and Alfred Mordecai. They served as military observers at the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War.

Delafield served as superintendent of the Military Academy again from 1856-1861. He was in charge of New York Harbor defenses (1861-64) and Chief Engineer from 1864 until his retirement in 1866.

Delafield died in Washington, D.C. The Secretary of War ordered that 13 guns be fired in his memory at West Point. He is buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
Publisher: George W. Bowman, Printer
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/277 pages plus plates
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details: A scarce report to the Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, on the art of war in Europe (especially the defense by the Russians of Sebastopol), made just prior to the Civil War, which led Richard Delafield, Superintendent of West Point, to state "I am more impressed than ever with our comparative want of preparation and military knowledge in the country." This work was much valued for its combination of scientific precision and artistic rendering.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with chipping and minor loss at ends and along edges of spine, as well as along edges and at corners of boards. Binding is sound. Small armorial bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Scattered foxing can be seen on pages, (versos of) fold-out plates and margins of full-page plates. Illustrated with a hand-colored lithographed half title page. Contains maps, plates & diagrams (mostly large folding) & lithographed views (some folding), as well as numerous text illustrations.

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Lot 1243

$15

Title: Anecdotal Olio: Being a Collection of Literary, Moral, Religious and Miscellaneous Anecdotes
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Rev. Hoes, Rev. Way
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1838
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 408 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Collection of anecdotes arranged by topic. Contains contributions by such authors as Newton, La Fontaine, Cicero, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Thomas More, Pythagoras, as well as a large number of anecdotes from anonymous sources.
Condition / Notes: Antique book is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with spine label detached and laid in. Chipping can be seen on front edge. Binding is sound. Pencil annotations can be seen on front endpaper. Foxing appears throughout.

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Lot 1244

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Daniel G. Harris' "F. H. Chapman: The First Naval Architect and His Work" (Naval Institute Press, 1989, in dust jacket) and a facsimile reprint of "A Treatise on Naval Architecture Founded upon Philosophical and Rational Principles, Towards Establishing Rules..." (Conway Maritime Press, 1970) by William Hutchinson. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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.

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Lot 1245

$400

Title: Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin, L. L.D.F. R.S. Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America to the Court of France, and for the Treaty of Peace and Independence with Great Britain, &c. Written by Himself, to a Late Period, and Continued to the Time of His Death by His Grandson, William Temple Franklin. Now First Published from the Original Manuscript, Comprising the Private Correspondence & Public Negotiations of Dr. Franklin: Together with the Whole of His Political, Philosophical, & Miscellaneous Works
Author: Benjamin Franklin - Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of historian Henry Steele Commager, "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."
Publisher: T. S. Manning / William Duane
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1809-1818
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Only the first volume is printed by Manning. All following volumes were published by William Duane, with volumes II-V bearing the publication date of 1809 and that of VI 1817.

Titles are as follows:

Volume II/III/IV/V. The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals: Containing, Beside All the Writing Published in Former Collections, His Diplomatic Correspondence, as Minister of the United States, at the Court of Versailles; A Variety of Articles, and Epistolary Correspondence, Never Before Published: With Memoirs and Anecdotes.

Volume VI The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals: Containing His Diplomatic Correspondence, as Minister of the United States, at the Court of Versailles; His Private Epistolary Correspondence, Miscellaneous, Literary, and Philosophical Subjects, between the Years 1753 and 1790, Developing the Secret History of His Political Transactions and Negotiations. Published from the Originals, by His Grandson, Wm. Temple Franklin

The third volume is particularly noteworthy as it contains letters and papers on a wide variety of subjects, including meteorology, electricity, navigation, with a number of fold-out plates. Fourth volume brings together texts addressing such questions as paper money, freedom of speech and the press, and the causes of earthquakes.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather. Books shows significant external wear, with scraping, rubbing and loss of material to covers. Front board of second volume is detached, with hinges of rear board weak. Front hinge of first volume is also a little tender. Name of library and number appear elegantly handwritten on front pastedown of each volume. Pages show varying degrees of foxing. Each volume has an engraved title page preceding the printed one. Third volume contains all called-for fold-out plates (twelve in all). Plates display tears and occasional (minor) loss of material at edges. First volume also has as fold-out plate a facsimile of a "Supplement to the Boston Chronicle" from March 13, 1782, with large closed tear to one of its panels. Textual illustrations also present in volumes one and three.

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Lot 1246

$15

Title: The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine, (Now Lord Erskine,) When at the Bar, on Subjects Connected with the Liberty of the Press; against Constructive Treasons, and on Miscellaneous Subjects
Author: Thomas Erskine - Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine KT PC KC was a British lawyer and politician. He served as Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom between 1806 and 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents.
Publisher: Eastnirm. Kirk & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1813
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is full leather, with gilt-lettered spine labels and ruling to spine. Books show external wear, wiht taping at ends of spines and heavy chipping to spine covers. Spine edges display narrow cracking. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners of boards. Bindings are sound. Previous owner's signature appears at top margin of title page of first volume. Pages display pencil marginalia and underlining. At times heavy foxing is visible.

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Lot 1247

$10

Book Details: Nautical fiction and literature is the theme of this collection, which includes prominent examples of the genre, such as volumes from Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series, Alexander Kent's Richard Bolitho series, and Dudley Pope's Nicholas Ramage series. Also present are books by John McPhee, C.S. Forester, Douglas Reeman, C. Northcote Parkinson, Winston Graham, and Alistair MacLean. A few representative "Classics of Naval Literature" from the Naval Institute Press are also included.

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Lot 1248

$300

Title: Le congres de Citere
Author: Francesco Algarotti - Count Francesco Algarotti was an Italian polymath, philosopher, poet, essayist, anglophile, art critic and art collector. He was "one of the first Esprits cavaliers of the age," a man of broad knowledge, an expert in Newtonianism, architecture and music and a friend of most of the leading authors of his times: Voltaire, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, Pierre-Louis de Maupertuis and the atheļst Julien Offray de La Mettrie.

Publisher: Imp. d'Ovide
City: Paris
Year: 1749
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 223 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards Book shows mild external wear. Title page displays light foxing. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 1249

$10

Title: Some Limericks: Collected for the Use of Students, & Ensplendour'd with Introduction, Geographical Index, and with Notes Explanatory and Critical
Author: Norman Douglas - George Norman Douglas was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel "South Wind."


Publisher: Privately Printed
City: Unknown
Year: 1928
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 96 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details: "I may be abused on the ground that the pieces are coarse, obscene, and so forth. Why, so they are; and whoever suffers from that trying form of degeneracy which is horrified at coarseness had better close the book at once and send it back to me, in the hop that I may be simple enough to refund him the money. As to abuse - I thrive on it." (author's introduction).
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work of erotica. This is copy number 221 of 750.

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with stamped lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows wear concentrated at extremities. Lettering has faded. Two small dents can be seen on rear cover. Binding is sound. Interior displays scattered light marginal spotting.

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Lot 1250

$15

Title: Talmudic Maxims, Translated from the Hebrew; Together with Other Sayings, Compiled from Various Authors
Author: uncredited author
Editor: L. S. d'Israel
Publisher: James French
City: Boston
Year: 1848
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 197 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine and light soiling to covers. Endpapers and blank preliminary pages display light foxing. Pages of text are clean and bright, with faint marginalia to a small number of pages.

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Lot 1251

$20

Book Details: This lot of books on Jewish history and thought contains both vintage and relatively recent volumes. Later titles include "Messiah in Context: Israel's History and Destiny in Formative Judaism," "The Transformation of Judaism from Philosophy to Religion," "The Book of the Honeycomb's Flow," (15th c. rhetoric and the Hebrew Bible), and "Gates of Light," by Rabbi Joseph Gikatilla, a 13th c. work of Jewish mysticism translated into English translation. Also included is "The Jews of Ancient Rome," "Talmud and Apocrypha," (signed by the author, R. Travers Herford) "The Book of Delight and Other Papers," works on the intersection of Judaism and Hellenism, and other books.

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