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Lot 3001

$375

Title: Spooner's Brooklyn Directory, for the Year 1824
Author: Alden Spooner - Alden Spooner was the owner and publisher of the Long Island Star, and was a prominent figure in local politics and civic affairs.
Publisher: Published by Alden Spooner
City: Brooklyn, New York
Year: 1824
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 58 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: This small leatherbound title (signed by the author in the upper margin of the first page; "Presented to G. Furman bby Alden Spooner, Esq") contains a map, almanac page, and the names of the residents and businesses of Brooklyn for the year 1824.
Condition / Notes: This antique leatherbound volume shows light to moderate rubbing concentrated at the extremities. The binding is solid. The volume's original wrappers are bound in. The text block has gilt edges. The front wrapper shows moderate foxing, as does the map of Brooklyn and the almanac page. Spooner's inscription appears in the upper margin of the first text page. The text is generally clean with light age toning.
Lot 3002

$425

Title: De symbolis heroicis libri IX
Author: Silvester Petra Sancta - Silvester Petra Sancta (1590, in Rome - 6 May 1647, in Rome) was an Italian Jesuit priest, and heraldist. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Balthasar Moretus
City: Antwerp
Year: 1634
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: lxxx / 480 / (35) pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This 17th-century leatherbound emblem book was printed in Antwerp by Sylvester Petra Sancta, and features a title page engraved by Cornelus Galle after Rubens. There are numerous textual engravings of emblems present.

See Brunet IV, col. 572; Landwehr, J. Emblem books in the low countries, 498; McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, P18.

Emblem books are collections of allegorical illustrations. These books, popular in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, contained woodcuts or engravings with explanatory text--typically morals or poems. These emblems were meant to impart a moral lesson on the reader, subject to the reader's interpretation (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in full leather four raised bands and elaborate stamped gilt tooling to the spine. There is some chipping and the top/bottom of the spine. The hinges are cracked. There is some light external rubbing. The text block is solid. The pages show scattered light marginal spotting. The work is profusely illustrated with engraved emblems.

This volume has been collated and appears complete. The first section contains 80 pages, including the frontispiece, and the numeration begins with roman numeral 5. The second section contains 480 numbered pages (Arabic numerals). The indices and memorabilivm consist of 35 unnumbered pages. This volume contains 9 full-page illustrations.
Lot 3003

$110

Title: Medinet Habu: The Temple Proper, Part II. The Re Chapel, the Royal Mortuary Complex, and adjacent rooms with miscellaneous material from the Pylons, the Forecourts, and the first Hypostyle Hall.
Author: The Epigraphic Survey - The mission of the Epigraphic Survey, based at Chicago House in Luxor, Egypt since its founding in 1924, has been to produce photographs and precise line drawings of the inscriptions and relief scenes on major temples and tombs at Luxor for publication. More recently the Survey has expanded its program to include conservation, restoration, and site management. In addition to the field director, the professional staff of the Survey normally includes three to four epigraphers, four to five artists, two photographers, an architect, a librarian, several conservators, stonemasons, and IT consultants. The epigraphers and artists include both graduate students and post-doctoral scholars who have received training in all aspects of Egyptology. [Courtesy the University of Chicago]
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
City: Chicago
Year: 1963
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: xix plus 119 plates
Width: 15.25" Height: 19.25"
Book Details: The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu is an important New Kingdom period structure in the West Bank of Luxor in Egypt. Aside from its size and architectural and artistic importance, the temple is probably best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramesses III. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This is the second volume only of the Epigraphic Survey's work on the temple proper at Medinet Habu and the sixth volume overall in the series. The vintage large folio is preserved in stamped paper wrapping from its original shipment. The images included are of a similar volume.

The work contains a color frontispiece depicting Amon-Re, King of the Gods, as well as 119 plates containing diagrams, plans, and photographs.
Lot 3004

$175

Title: Symbolarum epistolicarum liber in quo nonnulla ex antiquitatis iuris civilis et historiae penu depromuntur & illustrantur multaque auctorum loca emendantur & explicantur
Author: Lorenzo Pignoria - Lorenzo Pignoria was a Paduan antiquary and philologist.
Publisher: Ex Typograph Joannis Baptistae de Martinis
City: Padua
Year: 1628
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 222 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This antique volume has been re-backed. The work is bound in full leather, with gilt ruling to the cover and spine, and red leather spine label with gilt lettering. The endpapers of this volume are new. The title page of this work features a woodcut vignette. A few other woodcut illustrations appear in the text, showing brightly and vividly. A well-preserved folding text plate appears in the center of the volume.
Condition / Notes: The exterior of this volume is mildly worn, with rubbing to the edges of the covers. The binding is firm, and the armorial bookplate of Bibliotheque Schorsch is present to the front paste-down. Foxing appears on the blank preliminary page, growing more sporadic through the interior. The pages are generally bright, with scattered marginalia or underlining in ink. Some small sections of pages are toned. Page 201 shows a chip in the bottom edge.
Lot 3005

$200

Title: Science hieroglyphique, ou explication des figures symboliques des anciens, avec differentes devises historiques; Ouvrage utile aux peintres, aux statuaires, aux graveurs, & aux amateurs des arts qui ont rapport au dessin.
Author: Daniel de la Feuille
Publisher: Chez Jean Swart
City: La Haye
Year: 1746
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This volume contains an account of esoteric symbols. The antique French emblem book is bound in full speckled vellum, with decorative borders to the front and rear covers and paper spine label. The title is printed on the fore edge of the text block. The volume is adorned with decorative endpapers. This work is illustrated with 45 pages of engravings--36 plates with 15 medallions each, and nine plates of four medallions each. The text is ornamented with headpieces and illustrated initials.

Emblem books are collections of allegorical illustrations. These books, popular in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, contained woodcuts or engravings with explanatory text--typically morals or poems. These emblems were meant to impart a moral lesson on the reader, subject to the reader's interpretation (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Condition / Notes: The exterior of this volume displays vertical cracking to the spine edges. The hinges are cracked. The armorial bookplate of Bibliotheque Schorsch is present to the front paste-down, as well as a spot of red ink. Minor insect damage can be seen on the rear paste-down. The pages of this volume are mildly rippled from moisture. Scattered foxing and occasional soiling appear throughout the interior.

This volume has been collated and appears complete. It contains 128 numbered pages followed by an 8 page “Table Des Matieres.” The remaining pages of this volume consist of 45 plates. The page numbers of pages 114 and 115 have been handwritten.
Lot 3006

$45

Title: Original Poems and Translations
Author: John Dryden - John Dryden was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John." He was made Poet Laureate in 1668.
Publisher: Printed for J. and R. Tonson
City: London
Year: 1743
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: From the preface: "The Publick is here obliged with the 'Poetical Works' of Mr. Dryden, detach'd from the Compositions of inferior Writers, with which most of them have been hitherto blended in the 'Miscellanies' . . . As to the Method of ranging these Pieces, we shall only say, that the 'Larger Poems,' of which this First Volume consists, are disposed according to the Order of Time, in which they were written; and the Prologues and Epilogues, in the Second volume, according to the Dates of their respective Plays, as afar as cou'd be collected from Mr. Gerard Langbaine's 'Account of the Dramatick Writers'" (capitalization the author's).

These volumes are bound in full leather, with gilt ruling to the covers and gilt lettering to the spines. The title page of the first volume is printed in red and black. The text is adorned with numerous illustrated initials, headpieces, and tailpieces.
Condition / Notes: The front board of Volume 2 is separating. These volumes display external wear, with vertical cracking to spines and spine edges, and significant scuffs to covers. The hinges of both volumes are cracked. Both volumes have armorial bookplates to the front paste-downs, and toning around the edges of the endpapers. Scattered moisture markings appear throughout the first volume. The pages of both volumes display mild creasing.
Lot 3007

$325

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique juvenile series dime and pulp novels shown in the corresponding images.

This collection of sports and adventure pulp novels from the early 20th century contains titles from the Dick Merriwell and Frank Merriwell, Jr. series by Burt L. Standish, as well as the "Jesse James" Western series by William Ward, "Sport Stories" by Maxwell Stevens, and the Alger Series' "Make or Break" by Oliver Optic.

The "Merriwell" series originated with the character of Frank Merriwell, a Yale sportsman and adventurer. Frank's half-brother Dick and Frank's son, Frank Jr. are the subjects of several of these titles. There is a marked difference between Frank and Dick. Frank usually handled challenges on his own. Dick has mysterious friends and skills that help him, especially an old Indian friend without whom the stories would not have been quite as interesting. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: These antique volumes, each measuring approximately 5" by 7.25", retain their vivid illustrated covers with some light age/wear indications.
Lot 3008

$300

Title: Phaedri, Augusti Caesaris liberti, fabularum Aesopiarum libri quinque; notis perpetuis illustrati, & cum integris aliorum observationibus in lucem editi a Johanne Laurentio Jcto.
Author: Aesop - Aesop was a Greek writer credited with a number of popular fables. Older spellings of his name have included Esop(e) and Isope. Although his existence remains uncertain and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. In many of the tales, animals speak and have human characteristics.

Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. A later tradition (dating from the Middle Ages) depicts Aesop as a black Ethiopian. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2500 years have included several works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs.
Translor: Phaedrus - Phaedrus, Roman fabulist, was probably a Thracian slave, born in Pydna of Macedonia (Roman province) and lived in the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius. He is recognized as the first writer to Latinize entire books of fables, retelling in iambic metre the Greek prose Aesopic tales.
Publisher: Johannem Janssonium and Elizei Wyerstraet
City: Amsterdam
Year: 1667
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: (62) / 462 / (204) pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This vellum-bound Latin translation of Aesop's fables (from the Greek) includes the corrected cancel illustration for Book III, Fable XII, as noted in the WorldCat record. The work features double column text, indices, and an added engraved title. It is illustrated with 103 copper engraved text plates (approx. 3" x 4").
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full vellum with some strain to the hinges and light to moderate external wear. The text block is solid. The pages show light age toning and scattered foxing. The work is profusely illustrated, including an engraved additional title.
Lot 3009

$55

Title: The Dance of Death. Les Simulachres & Historiees Faces de La Mort
Author: Hans Holbein - Hans Holbein the Younger was a German and Swiss artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced religious art, satire and Reformation propaganda, and made a significant contribution to the history of book design. He is called "the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, Hans Holbein the Elder, an accomplished painter of the Late Gothic school.

Holbein's art was prized from early in his career. The French poet and reformer Nicholas Bourbon dubbed him "the Apelles of our time," a typical contemporary accolade.[3] Holbein has also been described as a great "one-off" of art history, since he founded no school. After his death, some of his work was lost, but much was collected, and by the 19th century, Holbein was recognised among the great portrait masters. Recent exhibitions have also highlighted his versatility. He turned his fluid line to designs ranging from intricate jewellery to monumental frescoes. Holbein's art has sometimes been called realist, since he drew and painted with a rare precision. His portraits were renowned in their time for their likeness; and it is through Holbein's eyes that many famous figures of his day, such as Erasmus and More, are now "seen". Holbein was never content, however, with outward appearance. He embedded layers of symbolism, allusion, and paradox in his art, to the lasting fascination of scholars. In the view of art historian Ellis Waterhouse, his portraiture "remains unsurpassed for sureness and economy of statement, penetration into character, and a combined richness and purity of style." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Cygnet Press / Privately Printed at the Godine Press
City: Boston
Year: 1974
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: From the introductory essay, "A Short History of the Dance of Death": "The dance of death theme is a product of the late Middle Ages. Defined simply, it represents living men of various social stations encountering either the dead or death personified. Originating in France, the Dance was later portrayed in Germany, England, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Spain. Representations were created in a variety of media: drama, painting, poetry, sculpture, woodcut, stained glass, tapestry, manuscript, and printed book."

This is a scarce limited edition of this work, being one of 950 copies. The volume is bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. The volume, with title page printed in red and black, is profusely illustrated with Hans Lutzelburger's woodcuts of Hans Holbein's designs. The woodcuts are accompanied by French verse.
Condition / Notes: The exterior of this volume displays soiling. The binding is sound. The armorial bookplate of Bibliotheque Schorsch is present to the front paste-down. Mild foxing can be seen on the outer edge of the text block. Pencil underlining is visible to the introductory essays. The interior is otherwise clean and bright.
Lot 3010

$225

Details: This select group lot of vintage Hollywood ephemera includes personally signed photographs from many of the era's luminaries, including Betty Grable, Arthur Godfrey, Harry James, Jimmy Durante, Joan Edwards, Dennis Day, Roland Young, Della Reese, Liberace, Frankie Avalon, Irene Dunn, and many more.

Other items include photographs with pre-printed signatures, postcards, press packages, sheet music, and programs.

Please attend our live sale to view these historical items in person.

Condition / Notes: These vintage photographs and pieces of ephemera exhibit a typical range of age and handling indications.
Lot 3011

$60

Title: Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: Being a Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts.
Author: Edward H. Knight - Edward Henry Knight (1 June 1824, London - 22 January 1883, Bellefontaine, Ohio) was a United States mechanical expert. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: J. B. Ford and Company
City: New York
Year: 1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: A work on all things mechanical and the principles of engineering, profusely illustrated with diagrams and plates (including some folding plates and double-page spreads).
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in half-leather with maroon cloth covers. The second volume has separated boards; the first and third volumes have cracked hinges. There is moderate external wear. The books are adorned with marbled edges and endpapers. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light foxing/smudging concentrated in the margins. The work is profusely illustrated.
Lot 3012

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique Holland Society of New York yearbooks shown in the corresponding images.

Included are the uniformly-bound yearbooks for 1910 through 1915, containing numerous plates and maps to supplement the genealogical and historical documents included.

The Holland Society of New York was founded in New York City in 1885 to collect information respecting the settlement and history of New Netherland. Its main objective is to find and preserve documentation about the inhabitants' lives and times so as to elucidate the political, social, and religious patterns in the Dutch colony. Historical publications are sponsored, along with encouragement for family studies and genealogy. Many Society members are especially active in genealogical research and publication. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: These antique yearbooks are bound in orange and cream cloth covers with stamped gilt Holland Society seals on the front covers and plain stamped lettering on the spines. The volumes show light to moderate toning and rubbing concentrated at the edges, as well as moisture marking to the lower portions and some ex-library indicators. The bindings are solid. The pages show mild to moderate age toning. The works are illustrated with numerous photographic plates. The volumes measure approximately 7.5" by 11.5".
Lot 3013

$20

Title: Charlotte Temple. A Tale of Truth.
Author: Susanna Rowson - Susanna Rowson, née Haswell, was a British-American novelist, poet, playwright, religious writer, stage actress, and educator. Rowson was the author of the 1791 novel Charlotte Temple, the most popular best-seller in American literature until Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published in 1852 (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Publisher: Published by William Fessenden
City: Battleborough, Vermont
Year: 1813
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 180 pages
Width: 3.25" Height: 5.75"
Book Details: This is the scarce Battleborough, Vermont printing of this popular work by Susanna Rowson. "Charlotte Temple" is credited as the first American best seller. The book tells of the seduction of a British schoolgirl by a dashing soldier, John Montraville, who brings her to America and there abandons her, pregnant and ill. As such, it belongs to the seduction novel genre popular in early American literature (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Condition / Notes: This volume displays significant age/wear indications to the exterior, including cracking, heavy rubbing, and moisture markings. The hinges are cracked, and an armorial bookplate is present to the rear paste-down. Handwritten annotations are visible on the front paste-down. The interior is toned, with scattered foxing and moisture markings.
Lot 3014

$450

Title: Los Emblemas de Alciato. Traducidos en rhimas Españolas. Añadidos de figuras y de nueuos Emblemas en la Tercera parte de la obra.
Author: Andrea Alciati - Andrea Alciato, commonly known as Alciati (Andreas Alciatus), was an Italian jurist and writer. He is regarded as the founder of the French school of legal humanists. Alciati is most famous for his "Emblemata," published in dozens of editions from 1531 onward. This collection of short Latin verse texts and accompanying woodcuts created an entire European genre, the emblem book, which attained enormous popularity in continental Europe and Great Britain (courtesy of Wikipedia).


Publisher: Guillaume Rouille
City: Lyon
Year: 1549
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7"
Book Details: This is the first Spanish translation of Alciato's emblem book, containing 250 woodcuts.

Alciati is most famous for his Emblemata, published in dozens of editions from 1531 onward. This collection of short Latin verse texts and accompanying woodcuts created an entire European genre, the emblem book. In this Spanish edition, each verse and illustration is beautifully presented.

This book is bound in marbled paper over vellum, with gilt lettering on a leather spine label.
Condition / Notes: The exterior of this antique volume displays rubbing, edge wear, and bumping to the corners. The binding is sound. The pages exhibit age toning and scattered foxing. There is a bookplate from Perkins and Heath affixed to the front pastedown, and a bookplate from Bibliotheque Schorsch attached to the front flyleaf. The final page contains marginalia in ink.

This volume has been collated. It consists of 252 pages of text, including the frontispiece, followed by a six-page index.. There is an elaborate, illustrated border around each page of the text with the exception of page two. This volume contains 196 illustrations. Page numbers 17 and 18 are absent, as are 31 and 32. Page 248 is marked as 226. There are handwritten notes on bottom half of the final page of this text.
Lot 3015

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique cookbook published by William Spotswood, c. 1795. This 557-page volume contains recipes for soups, hashes, puddings, and sauces, among others; as well as chapters on preserving, pickling, collaring, and brewing beer. This volume is possibly one of the many editions of Susannah Carter's "The Frugal Housewife," or one of the many cookbooks influenced by Carter's work.
Condition / Notes: This volume, measuring 4" by 6.5", is lacking its front board, title page, and the first 14 pages of the table of contents. A large portion of the spine cover is absent. The rear hinge and text block are cracked. The interior of the volume displays scattered foxing and moisture markings.
Lot 3016

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of the deluxe vintage Limited Editions Club titles shown in the corresponding images.

Included are "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and illustrated by Edward A. Wilson, "Saint-Simon: The Memoirs of Louis de Rouvroy duc de Saint-Simon" illustrated by Pierre Brissaud, "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand with illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage, and others. These titles signed by their illustrators and feature lavish plates and illustrations, as well as other decorative features such as slipcases.

In 1929, George Macy founded the Limited Editions Club and began publishing illustrated books in limited numbers (usually 1500 copies) for subscription members.

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Condition / Notes: These vintage volumes are in pleasing condition, with some light to moderate external wear, mostly to slipcases. The works are lavishly illustrated in black and white and color.
Lot 3017

$15

Title: Sequel to the English Reader: or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry.
Author: Lindley Murray - Lindley Murray was an American Quaker who moved to England and became a writer and grammarian.
Publisher: Published by Joseph M'Dowell
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1848
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 244 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering to the spine. The volume displays external wear, with rubbing and chipping to the spine cover. A bookplate is present to the front paste-down, and the volume is lacking a front flyleaf. The interior displays foxing.
Lot 3018

$100

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible archaeology monographs, periodicals and ephemera shown in the corresponding images. Present are numerous titles related to Egyptian, Near Eastern, Ancient Greek/Roman, and American archaeology, including museum catalogues, excavation journals, and plate folios. Titles include "New Excavations at Ancient Corinth" by James Wiseman, "Sotira" by Porphyrios Dikaios, "The Netherlands Institute for the Near East Complete Catalogue 1943-1997," "Archaeological Adventure in Israel: A Practical Guide" by Arnold J. Flegenheimer and many others.

This collection is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition, with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 3019

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the seven volumes of literature on Robert E. Lee, consisting of Volumes I through III of "Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command," and Volumes I through IV of "R. E. Lee: A Biography." "Lee's Lieutenants" contain occasional illustrations depicting maps, plates with photo portraits of Confederate officers, and a folding map at the rear of Volume III. Volume I of "R. E. Lee" also contain illustrations and a folding map. Some volumes have newspaper clippings or pamphlets related to Lee and the Civil War laid in.

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. The son of Revolutionary War officer Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Lee was a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer and military engineer in the United States Army for 32 years. During this time, he served throughout the United States, distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War, and served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light soiling and wear to dust jackets. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 3020

$10

Title: A Sermon of Cuthbert Tonstall, Bishop of Durham, Preached on Palm Sunday, 1539, before King Henry VIII.
Author: Cuthbert Tunstall - Cuthbert Tunstall (otherwise spelled Tunstal or Tonstall) was an English Scholastic, church leader, diplomat, administrator and royal adviser. He served as Prince-Bishop of Durham during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.
Publisher: Printed for T. Rodd
City: London
Year: 1823
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 4.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This edition was reprinted from the original edition printed by T. Berthelet in 1539.

This volume is bound in full leather, with stamped gilt ruling on the covers and stamped gilt decoration/lettering on the spine.
Condition / Notes: The exterior of this antique volume displays light edge wear. There is significant loss to the spine. Both boards are detached, as well as the front flyleaf. The pages exhibit light age toning, concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 3021

$275

Title: Lux evangelica sub velum sacrorum emblematum recondita in anni dominicas, selecta historia & morali doctrina varie adumbrata
Author: Henricus Engelgrave
Publisher: Published by Coloniae
City: Amsterdam
Year: 1655
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 104 engraved emblems
Width: 6.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This collection of German emblems contains original title pages and emblem pages that have been tipped in from at least two different volumes. There are many duplicate plate numbers. 104 engraved emblems are present in all, with Latin texts trimmed in some cases.

Emblem books are collections of allegorical illustrations. These books, popular in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, contained woodcuts or engravings with explanatory text--typically morals or poems. These emblems were meant to impart a moral lesson on the reader, subject to the reader's interpretation (courtesy of Wikipedia).

Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in half-leather with marbled paper-covered boards. There is light external rubbing and scuffing. The binding has been internally reinforced with archival cloth. The text block is solid. The engravings show light age toning and scattered foxing.
Lot 3022

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the two oblong folios, "The Odyssey of Homer Engraved from the Compositions of John Flaxman R. A. Sculptor" (London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, R. H. Evans, W. Miller, and I & A Arch, March 1, 1805), and "The Iliad of Homer Engraved from the Compositions of John Flaxman R. A. Sculptor" (London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, R. H. Evans, W. Miller, and I & A Arch, March 1, 1805).

Each of these volumes is bound in half black leather and marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt is integrated into the marbled paper design, as well as gilt ruling to the leather panels, gilt lettering to the spine, and gilt decoration to the five raised bands. The text blocks are adorned with speckled edges, and the volumes contain marbled endpapers. "The Odyssey" contains 34 engraved plates, and "The Iliad" 39. The plates in both volumes depict scenes from the epic poems, accompanied by lines of text.
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes measure 17" by 10.75". The exteriors display very mild wear at extremities. The hinges of both volumes are reinforced with archival cloth. The text block of "The Iliad" is beginning to crack between plates 19 and 20, and the rear hinge is cracked. The text block of "The Odyssey" is beginning to crack between plates 15 and 16. The interiors of both volumes display scattered foxing throughout, which is at times heavy.
Lot 3023

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible archaeology monographs, periodicals and ephemera shown in the corresponding images. Present are numerous titles related to Egyptian, Near Eastern, Ancient Greek/Roman, and American archaeology, including museum catalogues, excavation journals, and plate folios. Titles include "Old Akkadian Inscriptions in Chicago Natural History Museum" by Ignace J. Gelb, 1920s issues of "the American Historical Review," "Virginia Architecture in the Seventeenth Century" by Henry Chandlee Forman, and many others.

This collection is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition, with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 3024

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage archaeology volumes shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "Demotic Mathematical Papyri" by Richard A. Parker (in dust jacket) and the text and plate volumes (two each) of "Die romischen bronzen der schweiz III: westschweiz bern und wallis."

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Condition / Notes: These vintage archaeology texts are in pleasing condition, with very mild external wear, solid bindings, and clean, bright interiors. The volumes include numerous plates and diagrams, including many large folding plates in the Mathematical Papyri volume.
Lot 3025

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the deluxe vintage Limited Editions Club titles shown in the corresponding images.

Included are "The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes,"A Woman's Life" by Guy de Maupassant, "Far from the Maddening Crowd" by Thomas Hardy, "The Man without a Country" by Edward Everett Hale, and others. These titles signed by their illustrators and feature lavish plates and illustrations, as well as other decorative features such as slipcases.

In 1929, George Macy founded the Limited Editions Club and began publishing illustrated books in limited numbers (usually 1500 copies) for subscription members.

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Condition / Notes: These vintage volumes are in pleasing condition, with some light to moderate external wear, mostly to slipcases and glassine dust jackets. The works are lavishly illustrated in color and black and white.
Lot 3026

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the roughly 140 issues of the "Bulletin of the American School of Oriental Research" spanning from 1931-1979. Many of these volumes are illustrated with photos, maps, charts, and diagrams of artifacts and excavation sites.

"The Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR) is a leader among peer-reviewed academic journals of the ancient Near East . . . BASOR has served as a highly respected interdisciplinary English-language forum for scholars worldwide in subject areas such as archaeology, art, anthropology, archaeometry, bioarchaeology and archaeozoology, biblical studies, history, literature, philology, geography, and epigraphy. Published by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), the journal contains articles written by leading scholars and acknowledged experts in the ancient world which cover a geographical region from Israel and Canaan to ancient Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Cyprus, and Egypt and a chronological range from the Paleolithic period through Islamic times."

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including foxing, shelf wear, and soiling. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
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