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Lot 4001

$500

Title: Ill Seen, Ill Said
Author: Samuel Beckett - Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.

Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. Strongly influenced by James Joyce, he is considered one of the last modernists. As an inspiration to many later writers, he is also sometimes considered one of the first postmodernists. He is one of the key writers in what Martin Esslin called the "Theatre of the Absurd". His work became increasingly minimalist in his later career.

Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing, which—in new forms for the novel and drama—in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation". He was elected Saoi of Aosdana in 1984.


Publisher: Lord John Press
City: Northbridge, California
Year: 1982
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 45 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this short novel by Samuel Beckett. Author's signature appears on half title page. This is one of 299 copies. This copy is unnumbered. Laid in is a typed note dated Oct. 2, 1984, signed by Herb Yellin, the owner of Lord John Press. Text of letter is as follows

"Dear Mr. MacDonald:
I've sent a couple of our publications so you can know a little more of what I am talking about. And I'll write you again in about a year or so.
Best, Herb."

Volume is bound in blue marbled paper-covered boards with gilt-lettered spine. Book is in excellent condition.

John D. MacDonald was an award-winning mystery writer who authored 78 books and close to 500 short stories, including the celebrated Travis McGee series. MacDonald’s work has been produced in more than 75 million copies and he was given the Grandmaster Award in 1972 by the Mystery Writers of America, The American Book Award in 1980, the Ben Franklin Award in 1955 and was Guest of Honor at Bouchercon in 1983. Honorary Doctorates and a host of other awards have also been bestowed upon him.

MacDonald spent summers writing at the camp he and his wife, Dorothy, built at Piseco Lake in the Adirondacks in the 1940’s. Many of his most celebrated titles were authored during these summers in Upstate New York and other family members often joined the MadDonald’s there over the course of each summer.

The book featured in this lot came from John D. MacDonald’s personal library at the Piseco Lake camp.
Lot 4002

$275

Title: The Indo-Australian Rhopalocera
Author: Adalbert Seitz - Adalbert Seitz full name Friedrich Joseph Adalbert Seitz was a German entomologist who specialised in Lepidoptera.
Seitz was a Director of Frankfurt Zoo.
He was the editor of "Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde" ("The Macrolepidoptera of the World"). This is a sixteen volume work with four supplements published in German, French, and English. For details see Griffin, F. J. (1936). The first four volumes describe the Palaearctic fauna and volumes 5-16 describe the exotic Fauna (Volumes 1-4, Palaearctic Fauna, with 4 supplements;Volumes 5-8, American Fauna;Volumes 9-12, Indo-Australian Fauna;Volumes 13-16, African Fauna) . The coloured plates were made by 10-14 colour lithography. Seitz planned to finish the whole work in 1912, but this proved to be quite unrealistic and publication stopped in 1954. Several volumes remain unfinished. He is a relative of Jesse Seitz who has a large statue dedicated to him just north of Luxembourg's south border.

Publisher: Alfred Kernen, Publisher
City: Stuttgart
Year: 1927
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 10.5" Height: 13"
Book Details: Translation of vol. 9 of "Der Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde." This is a title in the series "The Macrolepidoptera of the World: A Systematic Description of the Hitherto Know Macrolepidoptera."

Condition / Notes: This work is made up of two volumes of text and a volume containing 175 color plates.

Antique set is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Pages display foxing on endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 4003

$175

Title: Journal of an Exploring Tour beyond the Rocky Mountains, under the Direction of the A.B.C.F.M., in the Years 1835, '36, and '37; Containing a Description of the Geography, Geology, Climate, Productions of the Country, and the Numbers, Manners, and Customs of the Natives: with a Map of Oregon Territory
Author: Samuel Parker - Samuel Parker was an American missionary in Oregon Country. He scouted locations for missions, including a location for the Whitman Mission in present Washington state and traveled with Marcus Whitman. He was the first Presbyterian missionary in Oregon.
Publisher: Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff
City: Ithaca
Year: 1842
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 408 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated third edition.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with tears at top/bottom of spine and minor loss at outside corners of boards. Front cover displays a few small spots. Binding is firm. Pages exhibit foxing throughout. Intact map of Oregon territory, showing foxing and small tears, is laid in. Appendix contains a "vocabulary of Indian languages." Volume also has a meteorological table for 1835-6.
Lot 4004

$175

Title: The Communists of Paris, 1871: Types, Physiognomies, Characters. By Bertall. With Explanatory Text Descriptive of Each Design Written Expressly for This Edition by an Englishman Eye-Witness of the Scenes and Events of That Year
Author: Charles Albert d'Arnoux (Bertall) - Charles Albert d'Arnoux, called Bertall, was a French illustrator, cartoonist and etcher. He is known for having been one of the most prolific illustrators of the 19th century and is considered to be among the pioneers of photography.
Publisher: Buckingham and Co
City: London
Year: 1873
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [88] pages + 40 plates
Width: 10" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: Celebrated collection of 40 plates depicting Communards, including portraits of major figures suchs as Ferre, Valles, Protot, and various anonymous working-class figures. A French language edition appeared in 1871. The English edition was the first to include a descriptive text.
Condition / Notes: This is a first English-language edition. Introduction is signed "J.E.," the anonum is unattributed, but suspected to be John Leighton (1822-1912), the prolific English journalist and illustrator who produced his own volume of Commune views in 1871.

Antique volume is bound in original blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Spine has been rebacked with a portion of original spine laid down. Stamped gilt seal appears on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with board edges and corners rubbed (and soiled). Cover gilt is slightly dulled. Binding is firm. Internally clean and fresh. This work contains 40 leaves of hand-colored plates, all retaining good color.
Lot 4005

$70

Title: Henri Matisse: Retrospective Exhibition
Artist: Henri Matisse
Medium: Poster
Features: Signed In Plate
Print Year: 1966
Width: 26.0" Height: 25.75"
Art Notes: Color lithograph poster reproduces the artist's 1953 work "Gerbe" ("Bouquet"). Name of exhibition with date appears under bright multi-colored image. Names of exhibition sites (UCLA Art Galleries, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) appear in small print along bottom edge after statement "Sponsored by the UCLA Art Council." Caption at bottom of right side reads "Printed in France - By Mourlot - Paris."
Condition: Poster is well preserved under glass withing black metal frame.
Lot 4006

$175

Title: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
Author: Ulysses S. Grant - Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877) following his highly successful role as a war general in the second half of the Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; having effectively ended the war and secession with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. As president he led the Radical Republicans in their effort to eliminate all vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery. Upset over uncontrolled violence in the South, President Grant effectively destroyed the Ku Klux Klan in 1871. President Grant believed in the protection of African American voting and civil rights. In terms of foreign policy, Grant revealed an "unexpected capacity for deliberation and consultation" that promoted the national interest. His reputation was marred by his repeated defense of corrupt appointees, and by the deep economic depression (called the "Panic of 1873") that dominated his second term. Although his Republican Party split in 1872 with reformers denouncing him, Grant was easily reelected. By 1875 the conservative white Southern opposition regained control of every state in the South and as he left the White House in March 1877 his policies were being undone. Reconstruction ended on a note of failure as the civil rights of blacks did not remain secure. President Grant, however, after the controversial Presidential election of 1876, through a series of military deployments, secured the South from secession.
A career soldier, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the Mexican–American War. When the Civil War began in 1861, Grant trained Union volunteer regiments in Illinois. In 1862, as a general he fought a series of battles and was promoted to major general after forcing the surrender of a large Confederate army and gaining control of Kentucky and most of Tennessee. He then led Union forces to victory after initial setbacks in the Battle of Shiloh, earning a reputation as an aggressive commander. In July 1863, after a long, complex campaign, Grant defeated five uncoordinated Confederate armies (capturing one of them) and seized Vicksburg. This famous victory gave the Union full control of the Mississippi River, split off the western Confederacy, and opened the way for more Union triumphs. After another win at the Battle of Chattanooga in late 1863, President Abraham Lincoln made him lieutenant general and commander of all of the Union Armies. As commanding general of the army, Grant confronted Robert E. Lee in a series of very bloody battles in 1864 known as the Overland Campaign that ended with the bottling up of Lee at Petersburg, outside the Confederate capital of Richmond. During the siege, Grant coordinated a series of devastating campaigns launched by William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip Sheridan, and George Thomas. Finally breaking through Lee's trenches, the Union Army captured Richmond in April 1865. Lee surrendered his depleted forces to Grant at Appomattox as the Confederacy collapsed. Although Lee's allies denounced Grant in the 1870s as a ruthless butcher who won by brute force, most historians have hailed his military genius.
Grant's two consecutive terms as President stabilized the nation after the American Civil War and during the turbulent Reconstruction period that followed. As president, he enforced Reconstruction by enforcing civil rights laws and fighting Ku Klux Klan violence. Grant won passage of the Fifteenth Amendment; giving constitutional protection for African-American voting rights. He used the army to build the Republican Party in the South, based on black voters, Northern newcomers ("Carpetbaggers") and native white supporters ("Scalawags.") As a result, African Americans were represented in the U.S. Congress for the first time in American history in 1870. Grant's reputation as president by 1875 was at an all-time high for his previous veto of the Inflation Bill, the passage of the Resumption of Specie Act, and Secretary Bristow's successful raids that shut down the Whiskey Ring.
Grant's foreign policy, led by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish, implemented International Arbitration, settled the Alabama Claims with Britain and avoided war with Spain over the Virginius Affair. His attempted annexation of the Dominican Republic failed. Grant's response to the Panic of 1873 gave necessary, although limited, financial relief to New York banking houses, but was ineffective in stopping the severe five year industrial depression that followed. More than any other president, Grant had to respond to Congressional investigations into financial corruption charges of all federal departments. In 1876, Grant's reputation was damaged by his White House deposition defending his personal secretary Orville Babcock, indicted in the Whiskey Ring graft trials, and his Secretary of War William W. Belknap's resignation, impeachment by the House, trial and acquittal in the Senate over receiving profit money from the Fort Sill tradership. After leaving office, Grant embarked on a two-year world tour that included many enthusiastic royal receptions. In 1880, he made an unsuccessful bid for a third presidential term. His memoirs were a critical and popular success. Historians until recently have given Grant's presidency the worst rankings; however, his reputation has significantly improved because of greater appreciation for his foreign policy and civil rights achievements, particularly: avoiding war with Britain and Spain, the Fifteenth Amendment, persecution of the Ku Klux Klan, enforcement of voting rights, and his Indian Peace Policy.





Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1885
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. "Stars and bars" appear on spines and front cover is decorated with gilt medallion showing Grant in profile. Books display moderate external wear, with some light rubbing and scuffing to front cover of first volume. Binding of first volume is firm; binding of second is cracked at rear hinge. Several small stains can be seen on fore edge of text block of second volume. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaves. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with full-page maps and intact fold-out facsimile in second volume.
Lot 4007

$45

Title: A Date with a Dish: A Cook Book of American Negro Recipes
Author: Freda De Knight
Publisher: Heritage Press, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1948
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/426 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "This volume of American Negro Recipes is a non-regional cook book that embraces recipes, cooking hints, and menus from all over out country and our near neighbors.

It has long been proven a fallacy that Negro cooks and housewives could only adapt themselves to the standard Southern dishes, such as Fried Chicken, Corn Pone, or Hot Breads. A DATE WITH A DISH supplies hundreds of Negro recipes which have been influenced by the finest examples of Spanish, English, Italian, Balinese, and East Indian dishes...as well as the conventional and greatly loved Negro dishes from all forty eight states." (from dust jacket front flap)
Condition / Notes: This scarce first printing has a foreword by Gertrude Blair.

Volume is bound in brown cloth with maroon spine and lettering. Front cover has maroon lettering and figure in cooking apparel. Fore edge shows small spots. Book is otherwise in excellent condition. Work is illustrated with vignettes. Intact dust jacket displays loss at top and bottom of spine panel and at outside corners.
Lot 4008

$120

Details: There are 35 antique tintype photographs of various sizes in this collection, many still in their stiff paper frames. A few show pink cheeks, evidence of hand-coloring.

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Condition / Notes: These tintypes are in generally good condition. A few are crazed or darkened.

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Lot 4009

$100

Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection
Author: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry Kriegstein
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Florence, Oregon
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These new, lavishly illustrated books are still in their original shrink-wrap, and are in excellent condition. (The shrink-wrap has been removed from two books so they could be photographed.)
Lot 4010

$80

Title: Systema Entomologiae, sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonimis, locis, descriptionibus, observationibus
Author: Johann Christian Fabricius
Publisher: In officina Libraria Kortii
City: Flensburg & Leipzig
Year: 1775
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [28] + 832 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands, gilt-lettered spine label and ornamental designs to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and cracking at upper spine edge. Worm hole is visible at bottom of rear spine edge. Small strip has been removed from upper half of rear cover. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled edges and colored floral endpapers. Previous owner's small bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Blanks, initial and final pages exhibit foxing. Pages are generally clean and without markings.Work is illustrated with title page vignette, head- and tailpieces.
Lot 4011

$225

Book Details: The books in this collection are all about art, and they belonged to the Abstract and Figurative Expressionist painter Elaine de Kooning, who died in 1989. Her name is hand-written, or in one case, stamped, on the fly leaf of each of them. Titles include "The Creative Explosion: An Inquiry into the Origins of Art and Religion," by John E. Pfeiffer; "Art of this Century," by Peggy Guggenheim, a founder of the Museum of Modern Art; "Ananse: The Web of Life in Africa," by John Biggers; and a book containing color plate reproductions of the paintings of Pierre Bonnard.

The highlight of this lot is an intricate, original pencil sketch drawn by Elaine de Kooning, signed and dated 1940.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging. Please note that the pencil sketch has a water stain in the lower right-hand corner.
Lot 4012

$45

Details: This spiral-bound publication showcases some of the highlights of Paris couture from the summer of 1953. Photographed in black & white, and sketched in two colors, are examples of the latest styles from the most important designers of the time: Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, Hubert de Givenchy, Jacques Fath, Jean Desses, Jacques Griffe, Charles Montaigne, Nina Ricci, Pierre Clarence, and Manguin.

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Condition / Notes: This book is structurally sound, but is soiled and shows normal wear.
Lot 4013

$30

Details: Twenty-five of the issues of "Life" magazine in this lot date from 1947, two from 1944, and one from 1943. The 1947 issues reflect the changes in American society in the aftermath of World War II. Among the articles in this collection of issues are pieces on Gregory Peck, the U.S. occupation of Germany, the challenges of re-integrating veterans back into society and the G.I. Bill, with many ex-soldiers now in college; the growing social importance of teenagers, and lots of tasteful, slightly risque girly pictures. Stories on trends in fashion and pop culture and the more dignified forms of celebrity gossip predominate, but don't completely preclude coverage of more poltiical developments worldwide.

Cover stories on the magazines published during World War II include an article on America's combat fatalities, bombing raids over Germany, and fancy, pure-bred dogs.

The content of "Life" generally followed the same template for the next four decades: short, entertaining, articles of no more than two pages, most of which were taken up by eye-catching photography. The ratio of serious news content to entertaining "life-style" and fashion puff pieces stayed at about 1/3.5, and the covers of the magazines reflected that as well.

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Condition / Notes: These magazines are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 4014

$90

Details: All of the antique maps in this lot depict the different states in the U.S., and nearly all are represented. These maps were excised from different atlases, most published in the 1890s. Large, folded maps are included, which provide considerable detail of individual counties. There are more than 70 maps in this lot.

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Condition / Notes: These maps are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. All are protected by cardboard backing and plastic wrap, and are retail ready.
Lot 4015

$60

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature antique theology titles. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER ... [&] THE PSALTER. THIRD STEREOTYPED EDITION. by PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Printing Information: N. & J. White, N. Y. (1832) - Notes: Approx. 4.5 X 2.5 inches, original roan, light wear, wallet type binding. All edges gilt. Name of Dwight N. Lathrop stamped on flap. The Hymnal and the Psalms have separate title pages. It appears that this edition is not in OCLC. Not in American Imprints, 1832.



SUPPLEMENTUM CURSUS THEOLOGIAE CONTINENS TRACTATUS DE OPERE SEX DIERUM. DE STATU RELIGIOSO. ET DE MYSTERIIS CHRISTI. OPUS POSTHUMUS AB EODEM AUCTORE ELUCUBRATUM by BILLUART, Carolus Renatus [Charles Rene], Printing Information: John Jacob Stahel, Wirceburgi [Wurzburg] (1760) - Notes: Contemporary vellum with stamped spine, somewhat darkened with light scuffing and some scattered wear marks, binding tight, good overall. Approx. 7" x 4.5", [28] + 504 pp. + [8] pp. index. Marbled edges, somewhat browned with scattered light foxing, p. 305 misprinted as 205; ink inscription on front free-endpaper and small slip with inscription pasted on verso of title page, two library stamps on front free end-paper and title page respectively plus sticker on front paste-down, no other library marks. The stamps and inscription identify it as former property of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, Philadelphia branch. A good copy overall.



THE SIMPLE COBLER OF AGGAWAM IN AMERICA. EDITED BY DAVID PULSIVER by WARD, NATHANIEL, Printing Information: James Munroe & Co., Boston (1843) - Notes: Second American edition. Original blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt, very good. Added type-facsimile title. The Appendix contains Ward's Letter to John Cotton. Ward's book has been called "Probably the most interesting literary peformance" in the first half of the Seventeenth Century in the English Colonies that later became the United States. AMERICAN HUMOROUS LITERATURE BEGAN HERE.



BARROWS LECTURES 1902-1903, CHRISTIAN BELIEF INTERPRETED BY CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE, LECTURES DELIVERED IN INDIA, CEYLON AND JAPAN by HALL, CHARLES CUTHBERT, Printing Information: Methodist Publishing House, Tokyo (1903) - Notes: Original cloth/ boards, edges of covers darkened. OCLC cites only 2 copies in the US and 3 elsewhere. For favorable comment see DAB.







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This lot also includes a limited edition of "The Legend of Saint Cecilia" (The Marion Press, 1905) by Elizabeth Brenton, and "The Articles of Faith of the Holy Evangelical Church, according to the Word of God, and the Augsburg Confession. Set Forth in Forty Sermons" ("Printed and sold by J. Parker and W. Weyman," 1754) by Petrus Sachariae Nakskow, translated into English by Jochum Melchior Magens. It should be noted that the latter title lacks rear board and text block ends on page 300, with final two pages displaying tear to upper half, with minor loss to text. Pages lacking are included in facsimile. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.



Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 4016

$150

Title: Military Journal of the American Revolution, from the Commencement to the Disbanding of the American Army: Comprising a Detailed Account of the Principal Events and Battles of the Revolution with Their Exact Dates, and a Biographical Sketch of the Most Prominent Generals. To Which Is Added the Life of Washington, His Farewell Address, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States
Author: James Thacher - James Thacher was an American physician and writer, born in Barnstable, Mass. When Thacher was 16 he became an apprentice for Abner Hersey, a doctor from Barnstable, Mass. From 1775 to 1783 he was a surgeon in the Revolution, in the Massachusetts 16th Regiment. Afterward, he practiced in Plymouth, Mass. until his death.

He was married to Susannah Hayward of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. They had six children. However only two daughters lived into adulthood.

Thacher was stationed at West Point in 1780 and supported the execution by George Washington of the British spy John André. He was the author of "Military Journal during the American Revolutionary War" (1823); "Observations Relative to the Execution of Major John André as a Spy in 1780" (1834); "American New Dispensatory" (1810; fourth edition, 1821); and other books. (Biographical data courtesy of WIkipedia)

Publisher: Hurlbut, Williams & Company, American Subscription Publishing House
City: Hartford
Year: 1862
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv + [2] + 8-618 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in mauve cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and elaborate ornamental designs to covers. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine. Binding is firm. Volume has gilt edges. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf. Pages exhibit marginal staining and occasional foxing. Work is illustrated with portrait plates and a number of color plates.
Lot 4017

$175

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around vintage & antique literature. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



THE WORSHIPPER OF THE IMAGE by LE GALLIENNE, RICHARD, Printing Information: John Lane, London & N. Y. (1900) - Notes: First US edition, printed at the University Press, Cambridge, Mass., and with advt. prices in dollars. Original cloth with elaborate gilt floral & bee design, spine somewhat faded but quite legible, and with top extremity of spine rubbed, some light fading to front cover. Inserted is a SIGNED INSCRIPTION BY LE GALLIENNE WITH A 4-LINE AMUSING POEM concerning the inscription.




We are providing the above descriptions as written by Mr. Kane when he prepared these books for sale. We have not confirmed nor updated the content but naturally have considerable confidence in Mr. Kane’s cataloging prowess. Please apply your own expertise to verify the information in these descriptions and email us with any questions.



This lot also includes additional volumes such as a first edition of James Hanley's "Boy" (Boriswood Ltd., 1931, in dust jacket), a limited edition of "A Landscape Painter" (Scott and Seltzer, 1919) by Henry James, and "You Can't Be Too Careful" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1942, in dust jacket). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.



Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 4018

$250

Details: There are about 375 antique and vintage postcards in this lot, most showing scenes from towns and cities all over the United States. The oldest cards date from the first decade of the twentieth century, and the newest ones are linen-textured from the late 1940s. Both used and unused cards are present in the lot.

One special feature of this lot are the 27 real photo postcards (RPPCs), most of which are unique portraits of people. A handful of antique photographs accompany the cards, including one tintype. Seven souvenir folders complete this lot.

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Condition / Notes: These postcards are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 4019

$40

Title: Bibliotheca japonica; dictionnaire bibliographique des ouvrages relatifs a l'Empire japonais ranges par ordre chronologique jusqu'a 1870, suivi d'un appendice renfermant la liste alphabetique des principaux ouvrages parus de 1870 a 1912
Author: Henri Cordier
Publisher: uncredited
City: Unknown
Year: circa 1931
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii + (1) + 2-715 pages plus index
Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: Publications de l'Ecole des langues orientales vivantes, 5. ser., t. VIII.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce Japanese reprint of the Paris 1912 edition.

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with small worn spots on the spine. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Antique Japanese-language stickers appear on front flyleaf and on blank page at rear. Entries are in double columns. Text is in French.
Lot 4020

$50

Title: 200 Years of Charleston Cooking: Recipes Gathered by Blanche S. Rhett
Author: Blanche S. Rhett
Editor: Lettie Gay
Publisher: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith
City: New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 289 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with yellow-star patterns. Spine has rubbed gilt-lettered black spine. Covers display light soiling. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with photographic plates.
Lot 4021

$20

Details: Nearly a quarter-century of the evolution and eventual extinction of the Plymouth De Soto is mirrored in this collection of advertising pages, all of which are in color. Celebrities such as Walt Disney, Eddie Cantor, Deanna Durbin, and Jack Dempsey are pictured in some ads.

Also included in this lot are advertisements for different brands of vintage and antique trucks: Federal, Ford, and Brother. These too, are all in color, and cover fifty years, from 1919 to 1969.

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Condition / Notes: These pages are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. Each is protected by a cardboard backing and plastic wrap.
Lot 4022

$150

Details: There are hundreds of individual antique trade cards in this lot, featuring colorful Victorian chromolithographs and amusing illustrations of all kinds. Two special subsets are included: over a hundred calling cards, and a group that is religious in nature, featuring Bible verses and other Christian elements. With these are a handful of fancy, lacy Roman Catholic holy cards.

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Condition / Notes: This material is typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.

Lot 4023

$175

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around British history. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



THE LUCUBRATIONS OF ISAAC BICKERSTAFF, ESQ; REVISED AND CORRECTED BY THE AUTHOR. VOLUME ONE [ - TWO] by STEELE, SIR RICHARD & ADDISON, JOSEPH], Printing Information: Charles Lillie & John Morphew, London (1710) - Notes: Vols 1 & 2, of 4. First octavo edition. containing all the articles published in 1709. 5 1/4 X 3 inches, old full paneled calf of the era, dark insert at centers, some edge-rubbing, both front and back covers tooled, an attractive set. Armorial bookplates of Ts. Estcourt, (Sir Thomas Estcourt, Knight, of Pinkney Park ??) Vi, 368, [14] pages (last 3 pages being advts), Errata on p.368; [2], 388, [12], pages, Errata on p. 388.



LETTERS FROM THE MOUNTAINS: BEING THE REAL CORRESPONDENCE OF A LADY, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1773 AND 1807 by GRANT, Anne MacVicar] Mrs. Philip Schuyler, Printing Information: Greenough & Stebbins, Boston (1809) - Notes: 2 volumes, first US edition printed from third London edition. Handmade paper boards using patterned paper, used stamps, and pages from a version of "Peter Peter Pumpkin-Eater," hinges and edges somewhat worn, spine slightly cracked. 275 pp. + 268 pp. Smudge to title page first volume, scattered foxing, generally bright and unmarked. A unique copy.



THE 18th CENTURY IN LONDON ... ITS SOCIAL LIFE AND ARTS by CHANCELLOR, E. BERESFORD, Printing Information: Batsford, [1920], London () - Notes: Small 4to, original blue cloth stamped in gilt and blind, very good copy, profusely illustrated.



A VIRTUOUS WOMAN, THE BOND OF DOMESTIC UNION, AND THE SOURCE OF DOMESTIC HAPPINESS. CONSIDERED IN A SERMON DELIVERED AT LYME, JAN. 6, 1802, AT THE FUNERAL OF MRS. SARAH GRISWOLD, WIFE OF DEACON JOHN GRISWOLD, WHO DIED JANUARY 4TH, AGED 54 YEARS. by LYMAN, William, Printing Information: S. Green, New-London (1802) - Notes: New light blue paper wrappers, lightly faded at edges. 23 pp. Pages somewhat foxed and slightly darkened, no marks. A rare text.



THE HISTORY OF JACOBINISM, ITS CRIMES, CRUELTIES & PERFIDES ... WITH AN APPENDIX BY PETER PORCUPINE [i.e., WM. COBBETT.] VOLUME ONE [ONLY] by [COBBETT IMPRINT]. PLAYFAIR, WM., Printing Information: Printed for William Cobbett, Philadelphia (1796) - Notes: Volujme 1, only, of 2. Old worn calf, front board detaching, name of A. Anderson on half title. Gaines 24a, the first printing, with page 125 incorrectly paginated as 12. (Cobbett in his Tory phase; later, in England, he switched to a radical mode. Apparently he was against the government wherever he was.)






We are providing the above descriptions as written by Mr. Kane when he prepared these books for sale. We have not confirmed nor updated the content but naturally, have considerable confidence in Mr. Kane’s cataloging prowess. Please apply your own expertise to verify the information in these descriptions and email us with any questions.



This lot also includes William Hunter's "Historical Account of Charing Cross Hospital and Medical School (University of London: Original Plan and Statues, Rise and Progress. Founded 1818. With Which Is Included Some Account of the Origin of the Other Hospitals and Schools in London." (John Murray, 1914, includes 40 plates). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.



Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 4024

$80

Title: L'heritage de Delacroix
Artist: Pablo Picasso
Medium: Poster
Features: Framed
Print Year: 1964
Width: 21.0" Height: 29.5"
Art Notes: Upper half of poster presents a reproduction of "Les femmes d`Alger (Delacroix) I" (1954). Poster was realized in lithographic technique (Mourlot, Paris) for the exhibition "L'héritage de Delacroix" at the M. Knoedler and Cie Gallery, Paris.
Condition: Poster is well preserved under glass within black frame.
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