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Lot 8001

$600

Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: The American Publishing Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1876
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 274 pages, followed by a one-page conclusion and a four-page publisher's catalog
Width: 6.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This is a first edition, second printing of Twain's classic work, re-cased in a beautiful, deluxe full dark navy morocco binding with raised bands and gilt tooling. This printing has the frontispiece and half-title page on the verso of each other. This binding is of the highest quality and shows beautifully. Additionally, the front cloth panel of the original binding was trimmed and retained, and is housed in a pocket inside the rear board. When re-bound, new marbled endpapers were added along with fresh blank prelim and tailing leaves.

Condition: This book is near new condition externally and the binding is tight and secure. The pages are bright with occasional, scattered marks.
 
Lot 8002

$425

Title: Relations of the Most Famous Kingdomes and Common-wealths thorowout the World: Discoursing of their Situations, Religions, Languages, Manners, Costumes, Strengths, Greatnesse and Policies. Translated out of the Best Italian Impression of Boterus. And since the Last Edition by R. I. New Once Againe Inlarged according to Moderne Observations; With Additions of New Estates and Countries. Wherein Many of the Oversights Both of the Author and Translator, Are Amended. And unto Which, a Mappe of the Whole World, with a Table of the Countries, Are Now Newly Added.
Author: Giovanni Botero
Translor: Robert Johnson
Publisher: John Haviland
City: London
Year: 1630
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 644 pages plus 3 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Description: Expanded edition of Botero's celebrated universal geography "Relations of the most famous
kingdoms and common-weales thorough the world." "Relazioni universali" was first published in 1591 and appeared in complete form in 1596. The first translation into English appeared in 1601.

The work marks the beginning of international demographic studies, and was also highly influential over the next generation of political and economic thinkers. In four parts, it comprises detailed and up-to-date descriptions of the regions of the world known to European observers at that time. Part one describes the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and America, mentioning their customs, economies, trade and industries; part two, the most and least powerful states and how they have become so; part three, faith, mentioning Catholics, Jews, Gentiles and Schismatics, and part four the superstitions of the New World and the trials and tribulations encountered on introduction of Christianity. The comparative use of evidence from Classical times in Europe to pre-Columbian new world empires to the Orient, Africa and the Ottoman empire and the diversity and profusion of varied sources provides an invaluable insight into what authors of
the time considered to be relevant for the development of a state.

Jesuit-educated Botero was commissioned by the congregation de Propaganda fidei to travel extensively through different countries, to report upon the conditions of the Christian faith, and Church. Inspired by the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas, he acquired fame when he took on Machiavelli's "Prince" in seeking to promote a different kind of statecraft and political economy that would give more power to the people. He wrote prolifically, and the current work is considered amongst his best and most influential. "Relazioni universali" was widely read not only by travelers, but by the growing number of political leaders who believed that geographical knowledge was essential to them.

Botero's works were immensely popular in England, as evidenced by the six editions of the Relations published before 1630, and the position and status of his translator. Robert Johnson was an ardent colonialist and member of the Virginia Company.

Condition: Antique volume bound in full leather with four raised bands. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and cracking along edges of spine. Title page and preface are detached. Signature with pages 137 to 152 detaching from top. Age-toned pages show marginal staining and light smudging.
 
Lot 8003

$45

Title: Sententiarum Libri quatuor, per Joannem Aleaume , pristono suo nitori vere restituti; necnon Divi Thomae Aquinatis Summa Theologica, ad manuscriptos codices a Francisco Garcia, Gregorio Donato, Lovaniensibus ac Duacensibus Theologis, Joanne Nicolai, ac Thoma Madalena diligentissime collata ; novisque curis ac dissertationibus a Bernardo Maria de Rubeis illustrata
Author: Lombardus Petrus, Thomas Aquinas
Editor: J. P. Migne
Publisher: Parisiis Excudebat Migne
City: Paris
Year: 1841
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.75" Height: 11.25"
Description: This is a scarce edition of this seminal theological work that appears here as part of the great series Patrologiae cursus completus published by J. P. Migne.
Condition: Antique set bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards and raised bands. Volumes show external wear, with rubbing to boards and edgewear. Lower panel of spine cover of first volume is detached from rear gutter. Books are solidly bound, with marbled endpapers and edges. All volumes bear armorial bookplates to front endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 8004

$15

Title: Fruit of Eden
Author: George F. Meeter
Publisher: Ritten House
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1937
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 138 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Description: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this collection of short stories by George F. Meeter. This is number 90 of 99 copies.
Condition: Bound in burnt orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. This volume shows light external wear. Book is tightly bound. Front flyleaf has been excised. Annotations in ink and pencil appear on preliminary page. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Author's signature appears on limitation page at rear of volume. Dust jacket is intact, with tape repair and heavy water staining to folds and spine.
 
Lot 8005

$45

Title: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of Rebellion. Part I. Volume II. Surgical History
Author: George A. Otis
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D. C.
Year: 1870
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: CLV/650 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Description: This is a scarce first edition volume of an official U.S. government medical and surgical history of the American Civil War, a collection of case histories, pathologic reports and data sets from the medical department of the United States Army during and in the year following the war (1861-1865).

This "surgical" history, covering illnesses, injuries, treatments, surgical procedures and equipment, and including extensive tables of data on the numbers of cases of numerous illnesses and injuries.

Condition: This large antique volume is bound in blindstamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with detached spine cover and bumped, frayed outside corners. Binding is splitting between pages 288 and 289. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. Book is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates, some of them bright chromolithographs.
 
Lot 8006

$150

Title: James W. Tufts: Patentee & Manufacturer of Arctic Soda Water Apparatus
Author: uncredited
Publisher: John Wilson & Son University Press
City: Unknown
Year: c.1883
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10"
Description: A scarce edition of a beautifully-illustrated price catalogue of bottlers' machinery for making and dispensing soda water, mineral waters, summer beverages.

Offers page after page of different models of the Tufts Soda Water Apparatus. For each, there is a large illustration of one apparatus or group of them, then on the facing page (and following page) a detailed description. Each model seems to have a theme (The Cathedral, The Icefloe, The Manitoba, The Reaper, The Harvard, etc). The artwork and fancy typeset printing on the descriptive page reflects this same theme. Prices are given for each, and different prices reflect the use of different materials used as options in the construction (White Italian marble, Tennessee marble, Sevier marble, etc), plus addition options were priced as extra (for example, a silver bouquet-holder and vase, adapted to The Cottage model was an extra $4.50). Section toward the end of the book provides an illustrated selection of tumblers and cups, as well as other products. Last section contains a number of letters sent by customers to James W. Tufts (all dated 1883).

Condition: Antique volume bound in dark green cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and fraying, bumped outside corners. Binding is tight. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. This work is profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 8007

$90

Title: The Cricket on the Heath: A Fairy Tale of Home
Publisher: John W. Lovell Company
City: New York
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: Pages 159-236 plus 12 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Description: This is a scarce edition of this novella by Charles Dickens. Portrait of American actor Joseph Jefferson, as Caleb Plummer, appears on front cover.
Condition: Antique booklet shows significant wear to original wrappers. With chipping and loss of material at edges of illustrated front cover. Several small light blue stains are visible on front wrapper. Age-toned pages show occasional light foxing. Final page of booklet is advertisement for "Secret of Beauty." Full-page illustration appears between pages 186 and 187.
 
Lot 8008

$120

Title: Jean Michel Basquiat: Drawings
Author: uncredited
Editor: John Cheim
Publisher: Robert Miller Gallery
City: New York
Year: 1990
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 146 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12.25"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this catalogue of an exhibition of drawings from the estate of Jean Michel Basquiat. Introduction by Robert Storr.
Condition: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8009

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Sol Lewitt: Isometric Drawings by uncredited - Dated 1982 by Paula Cooper Gallery - First Edition - This is a scarce first edition of a book of drawings by Sol Lewitt published by the Paula Cooper Gallery in association with the John Weber Gallery in New York. Book is in excellent condition.

- Sol Lewitt: Prints, 1970-86 by uncredited - Dated 1986 by The Tate Gallery - First Edition - This is a scarce first edition of this exhibition catalogue of the drawings of American conceptual artist Sol Lewitt (September 9, 1928 - April 8, 2007). Provides a small survey of etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and books made between 1971 and 1986.  Volume shows light shelfwear. Book is otherwise in very good condition.
 
Lot 8010

$40

Description: This lot includes the group of Cuban ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a menu from La Zaragozana Restaurant in Havana, which has a lovely color front cover, a profusely illustrated issue of Carteles magazine (ano 39, number 7), and the publication "Typical Havana," which contains twelve hand-colored views of artistic spots in Havana, such as Empeadro Street, the Prado, and Cabanas Fortress. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: 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. The wrappers to "Carteles" show some chipping and loss.
 
Lot 8011

$225

Title: Report upon Natural History Collections Made in Alaska between the Years 1877 and 1881
Author: Edward W. Nelson
Editor: Henry W. Henshaw
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1887
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 337 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this study, a title in Arctic Series of Publications issued in Connection with the Signal Service, U.S. Army, No. III. The bird illustrators deserve special note. Robert Ridgway (1850-1929) was one America's leading ornithologists. At the age of 17, he was appointed zoologist on a geological survey of the 40th parallel. From 1874 until his death, he served as ornithologist and curator of the Smithsonian Institute. Ridgway established a system of color standards and nomenclature that is still used today. Robert's younger brother John was chief illustrator for United States Geological Survey and an artist for the California Institute of Technology and Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Condition: This antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Outside corners are frayed. Binding is tight. Volume is adorned with marbled endpapers and edges. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. This work is illustrated with 21 bright chromolithograph plates of birds and 9 line drawn plates of fish.
 
Lot 8012

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "Elements of Moral Theology," "No Danger," "Beulah Land," and "Outside A City Wall," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8013

$60

Title: Joseph Beuys: Olfarben/Oilcolors, 1936-1965
Author: Franz Joseph van der Grinten, Hans van der Grinten
Publisher: Prestel-Verlag
City: Munich
Year: 1981
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 66 pages plus 110 color plates
Width: 10.75" Height: 14.5"
Description: This is a scarce first printing of this monograph devoted to the oil colors of German artist Joseph Beuys.
Condition: Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8014

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some poets represented in this lot are Mary Baker Eddy, Edmund Spenser, Sir Edwin Arnold, and Lord Alfred Tennyson. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8015

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage pulp shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes mysteries and science fiction, among other themes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books show some age/wear indications, with creasing and/or chipping to some spines.
 
Lot 8016

$90

Title: King's View of the New York Stock Exchange: A History and Description with Articles on Financial Topics Illustrated with More Than Four Hundred Portraits and Sixty-Five Views of the Exchange and Vicinity
Author: uncredited
Editor: Moses King
Publisher: Moses King Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 96 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 15.25"
Description: Scarce first edition of this lavishly illustrated picture book showing images of the financial district of New York City and of its most prominent members.
Condition: Antique volume bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Volume shows light external wear, with a few small stains visible to upper right-hand side of front cover and to upper-most portion of spine. Hinges are cracked, boards are detaching. Front flyleaf has been excised, rear flyleaf shows tatters to edges. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and fresh, with bright illustrations.
 
Lot 8017

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on New Hampshire history shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8018

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of author-signed vintage and antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). The authors represented in this lot are: Max Ellison, Fran Young, Winston O. Abbott, Allen E. Cross, John Franklin Holmes, William Plumer Fowler, and Charles G. Farnum. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Several dust jackets show tearing, chipping, and/or loss.
 
Lot 8019

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

- A History of the Eastern Diocese by Calvin R. Batchelder - Dated 1876 by The Claremont Manufacturing Company - Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No - Volumes one and two only. Volume one shows significant wear, including a detached front board, loose back board, and loosening spine cover.
- A Parochial History of St. John's Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA, with the Charter and By-laws by J. M. W. Geist - Dated 1901 by The New Era Printing Company - This volume shows some cracking along front hinge and darkening to endpapers.
- The Famous Mather Byles: The Noted Boston Tory Preacher, Poet, and Wit 1707-1788 by Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton - Dated 1914 by W. A. Butterfield - This volume shows well with bright gilt embossing.
- History of the Church in Burlington, New Jersey; Comprising the Facts and Incidents of Nearly Two Hundred Years, From Original, Contemporaneous Sources by George Morgan Hills, George Morgan Hills - Dated 1885 by The W.S. Sharp Printing Company - This volume shows more advanced age/wear indications.
- Trinity Church in the City of Boston Massachusetts 1733-1933 - Dated 1933 by The Wardens & Vestry of Trinity Church - This volume has a gift inscription on the front free endpaper.
- Apostle of New Jersey John Talbot 1645-1727 by Edgar Legare Pennington - Dated 1938 by The Church Historical Society - Boards show some sunning, stamp on front free endpaper.
 
Lot 8020

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage Havana, Cuba postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot depict Isle of Pines, Yumuri Valley, Plaza de Albear, Maine Monument, and Gallego's Club and Opera House, among other landmarks. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are 19 postcards included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8021

$40

Title: Twelve Discourses on the Prophecies concerning the First Establishment and Subsequent History of Christianity. Preached in Lincoln's-Inn-Chapel, at the Lecture of the Right Rev. William Warburton, Late Lord Bishop of Gloucester
Author: Lewis Bagot
Publisher: J. and J. Fletcher, D. Prince and J. Cooke; J. F. and C. Rivington, and T. Cadell
City: London
Year: 1780
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 321 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Description: This is a scare edition of this work of theology.
Condition: Antique volume bound in full leather with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine, as well as gilt borders to covers. Volume shows external wear, with rubbing to boards and loss of material at foot of spine and to extremities of covers. Book is solidly bound, with marbled endpapers. Previous owner's name and date appear on reverse of front flyleaf. Lightly age-toned pages show mild foxing.
 
Lot 8022

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of books about New Hampshire history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include state builders, New Hampshire neighbors, and Old Home Week addresses, among others. A magazine compilation of the New Hampshire Trobadour is also included. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8023

$80

Description: This lot includes the group of large Asian art books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include painting, Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, and woodblock prints, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books generally in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear. Many of these volumes have handsomely illustrated dust jackets.
 
Lot 8024

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

- The American Claimant by Mark Twain - Dated 1892 by Charles L Webster & Co. - Antique volume bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing, fading to spine and small white markings on rear cover. Binding is tight. Heavy foxing to endpapers, more moderate to initial and final pages of text block. Light, marginal spotting elsewhere.

- Sketches: New and Old by Mark Twain - Dated 1893 by American Publishing Company - First Edition - Antique volume shows shelfwear, with sunned spine and small white markings visible on front cover. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 8025

$40

Description: This lot includes the group of Expressionism art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Lyonel Feininger and German Expressionism, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These large volumes are generally in excellent condition, with light shelf wear. Several of these volumes have handsomely illustrated dust jackets.
 
Lot 8026

$25

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of garden reference 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.
Condition: These books are generally in excellent condition with light shelf wear.
 
Lot 8027

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of antique juvenile series 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.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8028

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Ernest Hemmingway, Joyce Kilmer, Samuel T. Carter, and Helene Mullins. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some volumes in this lot show chipping and/or loss to wrappers.
 
Lot 8029

$10

Title: The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. (The Tattler)
Author: Richard Steele
Publisher: Charles Lillie and John Morphew
City: London
Year: 1710
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 308 pages
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.5"
Description: This is a rare first edition of this publication. The Tatler, Steele's first journal, first came out on April 12, 1709, and ran three times a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Steele wrote this periodical under a pseudonym of Isaac Bickerstaff and gave him an entire, fully developed personality. Steele described his motive in writing The Tatler as "to expose the false arts of life, to pull of the disguises of cunning, vanity, and affectation, and to recommend a general simplicity in our dress, our discourse, and our behavior". Steele founded the magazine, and although he and Addison collaborated together, Steele wrote the majority of the essays; Steele wrote roughly 188 of the 271 total, Addison 42, and 36 were the pair's collaborative works. While Addison contributed to The Tatler, it is widely regarded as Steele's work. This is volume two of four, corresponding to issues no. 51 to 100 of "The Tattler."
Condition: Antique volume bound in leather with gilt design. Book lacks rear cover. Front board is detached. Taping visible across spine onto replacement board and detached front board. Binding is split between pages 192 and 193. Half title page and title page show annotations in pen and pencil. Age-toned pages have at times heavy foxing throughout. Text block ends with page 308. Final two pages have tattered edges, with a small portion of text at upper outside corners.
 
Lot 8030

$45

Description: This lot features the following vintage poster:

Title: The Electric Circus
Artist: Chermayeff & Geismar Associates
Printer: uncredited
Year: 1967
Dimensions: 16" by 24.5"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: "Darling Daughters, Sweet Mothers Dance, Blacklight Dynamite, Acrobats Astrologers, Jugglers Freaks Clowns ... The Ultimate Legal Entertainment Experience, The Electric Circus Opens June 28, 1967, 23 St. Marks Place, NYC, East Village, Think About It." Additional margin text includes: Produced by Jerry Brandt and Stanton J. Freeman This vivid blacklight poster shows beautifully, with a bright neon orange background and yellow lettering.

The Electric Circus was a nightclub and discotheque located at 19-25 St. Marks Place between Second and Third Avenues in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, from 1967 to September 1971. The club was created by Jerry Brandt, Stanton J. Freeman and their partners and designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. With its invitation (from one of its press releases) to "play games, dress as you like, dance, sit, think, tune in and turn on," and its mix of light shows, music, circus performers and experimental theater, the Electric Circus embodied the wild and creative side of 1960s club culture.

Flame throwing jugglers and trapeze artists performed between musical sets, strobe lights flashed over a huge dance floor, and multiple projectors flashed images and footage from home movies. Seating was varied, with sofas provided. The Electric Circus became "New York's ultimate mixed-media pleasure dome, and its hallucinogenic light baths enthralled every sector of New York society." Its hedonistic atmosphere also influenced the later rise of disco culture and discotheques.

Experimental bands such as The Velvet Underground, jam bands such as The Grateful Dead and avant-garde composers such as minimalist Terry Riley and electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick), played at the club. Other bands played there before they were famous, such as Raven (U.S. band) and "Soft White Underbelly" before it became known as Blue Oyster Cult, the Allman Brothers, The Doors, Sly and the Family Stone and The Chambers Brothers. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition: The poster shows light wear, with some light creasing along the edges and at the corners.
 
Lot 8031

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of author-signed antique and vintage books on poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8032

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

- The New York Teacher, A Monthly Periodical, Devoted to the Cause of General Education, and Particularly to the Elevation of the Teachers' Profession - Dated 1854-55 by Truman H. Bowen - This volume shows advanced age/wear, with a detached front board and loss to spine cover.

- Western School Journal - Dated 1847-1850 by William H. Moore & Co. - This is a compilation of the monthly publication devoted to the cause of education in the Mississippi Valley. This compilation contains the first issue, dated March 1847.  This volume shows some advanced age/wear indications with loosening boards. This is an ex-library volume, which has stamps and other markings on some pages, as well as some foxing.
 
Lot 8033

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of antique juvenile series 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.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8034

$90

Description: This lot includes the group of books about American artists from the 1950's shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include George Tooker, Helen Frankenthaler, Richard Diebenkorn, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These large volumes are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Each volume has a handsomely illustrated dust jacket.
 
Lot 8035

$100

Title: Joseph Cornell, 1903-1972
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Galerie Karsten Greve
City: Paris
Year: 1992
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 125 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Description: This is a rare first edition of this work devoted to American artist Joseph Cornell. This is a catalogue of an exhibition held at the galleries of Karsten Greve in Cologne (1988) and Paris (1992). Text is in French, English and German.
Condition: Volume is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8036

$40

Description: This lot includes the group of books about specific artists shown in the corresponding image(s). Some artists represented in this lot are Marcel Duchamp, Motherwell, Jasper Johns, Ben Nicholson, and Kupka, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes are in excellent condition, showing only very light shelf wear. Each of these volumes has a handsomely illustrated dust jacket.
 
Lot 8037

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Cy Twombly: 24 Short Pieces by Heiner Bastian, uncredited Edited by Heiner Bastian - Dated 1989 by Schirmer/Mosel - First Edition Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

- Cy Twombly: Letter of Resignation by Heiner Bastin, uncredited Edited by Heiner Bastin - Dated 1991 by Schirmer/Mosel - First Edition Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

- Cy Twombly: Poems to the Sea by Heiner Bastian, uncredited Edited by Heiner Bastian - Dated 1990 by Schirmer/Mosel - First Edition - This is a scarce first edition of this title. Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8038

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes works by Thomas Moore, Charles Kingsley, Owen Meredith, Thomas Campbell, and William Cowper. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some volumes show loosening and/or detached pages, as well as some chipping to spine covers.
 
Lot 8039

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of two decorative antique sets shown in the corresponding image(s). Included in this lot is a complete five volume set of "Copeland's Treasury for Booklovers", selected and edited by Charles Townsend Copeland. Additionally, a seven volume set of "The World and Its People or A Comprehensive Tour of All Lands" by Charles F. Horne is included. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are in excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. These volumes have bright gilt tooling on spines.
 
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