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Lot 2331

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are


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Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 2332

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the pair of antique compilations of the Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature and the Arts shown in the corresponding image(s). These are volumes XIX (1825) and XXII (1827) of this publication of The Royal Institution of Great Britain. Among the papers present in these volumes are "An Account of the Eruption of Mount Etna, of the 27th May, 1819," "Some Account of the late M. Guinand, Optician of Brenets, in the Canton of Neuschatel, in Switzerland," "Corrections of the Catalogue of Zodiacal Stars Inserted in the Third Number of the Astronomical Collections" by Thomas Henderson, "Observations on Professor Carena's Monograph on the Genus Hirudo" by James Rawlins Johnson, and "Outlines of Geology, Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures on That Subject, Delivered in the Amphitheatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain" by William Thomas Brande.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 2333

$80

Details: This primitive, antique Windsor chair was probably made in the first quarter of the 19th century. Constructed in the classic sack-back style with simple turned legs, the black paint finish is old and looks original, but small spots on the stretchers indicate that it might originally have been painted green. The arms and molded, oval seat are made of oak. The chair stands 38" high, and the seat is 18" from the floor. It is 26" wide, with a shallow seat only 15" deep. Despite that, the chair is quite comfortable due to its dished and well-worn seat, and its perfectly angled back.

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Condition / Notes: This chair is very solid and sturdy with no damage except normal paint wear on frequently touched surfaces, such as the arms.

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Lot 2334

$50

Title: Die Bauten der Gemeinde Wien am Fuchsenfeld
Author: Armand Weiser - Armand Weiser was an Austrian architect and author, active in Vienna and District 1 - Inner City.
Publisher: Friedrich Ernst Hubsch Verlag
City: Berlin
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce German-language first edition study of early twentieth-century Viennese architecture.

Antique volume is bound in quarter green cloth with paper-covered boards. Stamped gilt lettering appears on spine and front cover. Paper label is attached to lower portion of spine. Book shows external wear, with cracking along edges. Covers display light soiling. Hinges are cracked. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Light foxing can be seen on page margins. Illustrated with photographic plates.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2335

$45

Title: A Child-World
Author: James Whitcomb Riley - James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the Hoosier Poet and Children's Poet for his dialect works and his children's poetry respectively. His poems tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems that Riley authored, the majority are in dialect. His famous works include "Little Orphant Annie" and "The Raggedy Man".
Riley began his career writing verses as a sign maker and submitting poetry to newspapers. Thanks in part to an endorsement from poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, he eventually earned successive jobs at Indiana newspaper publishers during the latter 1870s. Riley gradually rose in prominence during the 1880s through his poetry reading tours. He traveled a touring circuit first in the Midwest, and then nationally, holding shows and making joint appearances on stage with other famous talents. Regularly struggling with his alcohol addiction, Riley never married or had children, and was involved in a scandal in 1888 when he became too drunk to perform. He became more popular in spite of the bad press he received, and as a result extricated himself from poorly negotiated contracts that limited his earnings; he quickly became very wealthy.
Riley became a bestselling author in the 1890s. His children's poems were compiled into a book and illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. Titled the "Rhymes of Childhood," the book was his most popular and sold millions of copies. As a poet, Riley achieved an uncommon level of fame during his own lifetime. He was honored with annual Riley Day celebrations around the United States and was regularly called on to perform readings at national civic events. He continued to write and hold occasional poetry readings until a stroke paralyzed his right arm in 1910.
Although he was popular in his day, modern critics rate Riley as a minor poet, citing the quality of his work and his lack of serious subject matter as their reasons. Riley's chief legacy was his influence in fostering the creation of a midwestern cultural identity and his contributions to the Golden Age of Indiana Literature. Along with other writers of his era, he helped create a caricature of midwesterners and formed a literary community that produced works rivaling the established eastern literati. There are many memorials dedicated to Riley, including the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children.

Publisher: The Bowen-Merrill Co.
City: Indianapolis
Year: 1897
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 209 pages plus 15 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition. Author's signature appears at the bottom of title page. This is copy number 67 of 100.

Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering and elaborate ornamental designs. Book has red taping to spine. Covers show light soiling and minor loss of material at corners. Hinges are cracked. Binding also cracked between frontispiece and title page. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece.

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Lot 2336

$50

Book Details: The focus of this large collection of books is cultural history, although it also includes more conventional works like Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" and a history of WWII. Other topics covered include histories of fashions in clothes and furniture, and studies of American arms and guncraft, and of inns and taverns. The collected works of Prosper Merimee are here, as are volumes by Wallace Nutting, and about Henry Ward Beecher.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 2337

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of uniformly-bound books on ship modeling published by Edward W. Sweetman Company 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 / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 2338

$110

Title: The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax
Author: William Combe - William Combe was a British miscellaneous writer. His early life was that of an adventurer, his later was passed chiefly within the "rules" of the King's Bench Prison. He is chiefly remembered as the author of "The Three Tours of Dr. Syntax," a comic poem. His cleverest piece of work was a series of imaginary letters, supposed to have been written by the second, or "wicked" Lord Lyttelton. Of a similar kind were his letters between Swift and "Stella". He also wrote the letterpress for various illustrated books, and was a general hack.
Publisher: R. Ackermann
City: London
Year: 1828
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: "The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax" is made up of the following three volumes: The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque; The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of Consolation; The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of a Wife.


Condition / Notes: This is a scarce complete three-volume fourth edition of this work.


Antique set is bound in blind-stamped light brown cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Books show mild external wear. Binding of first volume is cracked at page 15, with loose plate. Remaining volumes are soundly bound. Pages display very occasional light foxing and are largely clean and without markings. Illustrated with 78 hand-colored aquatint plates after Thomas Rowlandson. Well-preserved plates have bright colors.

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Lot 2339

$25

Title: Mediaeval Gardens: "Flowery Medes" and Other Arrangements of Herbs, Flowers and Shrubs Grown in the Middle Ages, with Some Account of Tudor, Elizabethan and Stuart Gardens
Author: Sir Frank Crisp - Sir Frank Crisp, 1st Baronet was an English lawyer and microscopist. Crisp was an enthusiastic member, and sometime officer, of the Royal Microscopical Society. He was generous in his support of the Society, donating furniture, books and instruments in addition to his work on technical publications.

He was born on 25 October 1843 in London.
Crisp's mother died when he was three years old and as a result he was brought up by his grandfather, John Filby Childs. He resolved to take up the law and at 16 was articled to a firm of solicitors. He also studied at the University of London obtaining the degrees of B.A. in 1864 and LL.B. in 1865. In 1867 he married Catherine Howes.
He qualified as a solicitor in 1869 and his reputation soon grew, acting in many important commercial contracts. He counted several foreign railroad companies and the Imperial Japanese Navy among his clients, and drew up the contract for the cutting of the Cullinan diamond. He received his baronetcy in 1913 for services as legal advisor to the Liberal Party.
In 1895, he bought Friar Park in Henley-on-Thames where he entertained the great and the good. He was a keen horticulturalist and developed spectacular public gardens there, including an alpine garden featuring a 20 foot (6 m) replica of the Matterhorn. He published an exhaustive survey of medieval gardening titled "Mediaeval Gardens."


Editor: Catherine Childs Paterson
Publisher: Hacker Art Books
City: New York
Year: 1966
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 130 pages plus plates
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce one-volume reprint of the 1924 first edition of this two-volume work.

Volume is bound in cream-colored cloth. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and small abrasions at head of spine and at corners. Staining and markings can also be seen on edges of text block. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with pictures from books and manuscripts from the late Middle Ages and the early modern period (the latter illustrating developments of features characteristic of the gardens of the Middle Ages).

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Lot 2340

$50

Title: The Shipmodeler: Official Organ of the Ship Model Makers' Club
Author: uncredited author
Editor: E. Armitage McCann
Publisher: Ship Model Makers' Club
City: New York
Year: 1929-1933
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This a scarce complete run of this modeling periodical with articles on techniques, specific ships, figure heads, book reviews, club notes, etc.


Antique set bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Volumes show mild external wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front endpapers. The work is profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings.


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Lot 2341

$120

Details: This miscellaneous collection of antique and vintage ephemera is varied, including stock certificates from the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co. and related materials; stationery and letterheads from the YMCA and hotels in Atlantic City, Asbury Park, Harrisburg and smaller towns in PA, New Orleans, Miami, Pittsburgh, Canton, Ohio and Johnson City, Tennessee; health pamphlets and NOS patent medicine labels; two beautiful, colorful large fruit labels; General Motors Institute of Technology items; and a generous packet of golden age postcards of France.

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Condition / Notes: These materials are in very good condition, and have been preserved in individual plastic sleeves.

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Lot 2342

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on New York State history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are W. L. L. Peltz's "The Top Flight at Number One La Fayette Street" (Privately Printed, 1939), signed and inscribed by the author, Murray Edward Poole's "A Story Historical of Cornell University with Biographies of Distinguished Cornellians" (The Cayuga Press, 1916), a three-volume "Ecclesiastical Records: State of New York" (James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1901-1902), with tipped-in slip bearing editor Hugh Hastings' autograph in first and final volume, and George U. Wenner's "The Lutherans of New York" (The Petersfield Press, 1918). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 2343

$20

Title: The Journal of Science and the Arts Volume II
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: James Eastburn & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1817
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 484 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce compilation of antique journals, containing numbers 3 and 4. Among the papers in this volume are "Sandwich Islands: Voyage around the World" by Archibald Campbell, "Notice respecting Travels toward the Interior of South Africa, in the Years 1811-1815" by William John Burchell, "Traite de Chimie, elementaire, theorique, et pratique" by L. I. Thenard and "Some Account of the Meteoric Stones in the Imperial Museum in Vienna" by Dr. Noehden.

Antique volume has taped spine, with light blue paper-covered boards. Duplicate of title page is taped to front board. Boards are attached by spine tape only. Text block is intact. Antique library bookplate appears on back of front cover. Pages display foxing. Illustrated with in-text illustrations and plates at rear of each number.

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Lot 2344

$140

Details: This Revolutionary War-era fifty dollar bill is dated 14th January, 1779, and is signed by Joseph Ker and J.Watkins. It is No. 58007. Printed in two colors by Hall and Sellers, it measures 3-5/8" x 2-7/8".

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Condition / Notes: This note is legible and in good condition for its age.

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Lot 2345

$150

Title: The Journals of Ashley Bowen (1728-1813) of Marblehead - Philip Chadwick Foster Smith, Ashley Bowen
Author: Ashley Bowen
Editor: Philip Chadwick Foster Smith
Publisher: Peabody Museum of Salem
City: Salem
Year: 1973
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work, published by the Peabody Museum of Salem in association with the Colonial Society of Massachusetts (being volumes 44 and 45 of the Society's Collections). This is one of 500 copies.

Set is bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering to spines. Books are in excellent condition.

Cardboard slipcase shows separation between top panel and side panel.

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Lot 2346

$40

Details: There are three antique newspapers documenting the sinking of the Titanic in this lot. Included are copies of "The Philadelphia Record" of April 16 and of April 19, 1912, and an April 20, 1912 copy of the Lancaster, PA "Semi-Weekly." Front page articles appear in all newspapers, as well as more detailed articles inside. The April 16th edition of "The Record" includes front page photos of notable people who were on the ship, including Benjamin Guggenheim, George D. Widener, Mr. & Mrs. John Jacob Astor, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, John B. Thayer, and W.T. Stead.

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Condition / Notes: These newspapers have been folded, and are yellowed and somewhat brittle, with fraying along the folds. Half of the front page of the April 16th copy of the "Philadelphia Record" is torn.

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Lot 2347

$140

Title: Libros en que estan reatados diferentes quadernos physicos, medicos, astrologicos, poeticos, morales y mysticos, que anos passados dio al publico en producciones pequenas el doctor Don Diego de Torres Villarroel, de el gremio, y claustro de la Universidad de Salamanca, y su Cathedratico de Mathematicas, jubilado por el Rei nuestro Senor / Tomo I: Anathomia de todo lo visible, e invisible: compendio universal de ambos mundos: viage fantastico: jornadas por una, y otra esphera, y descubrimiento de sus entes, sustancias, generaciones, y producciones. Noticia de la naturaleza, y movimientos de los cuerpos terrestres, y celestiales; y ciencia de los influxos de los eclipses de sol, y luna hasta el fin de el mundo. Dedicado todo al Rei N.ro Senor D. Fernando el VI. por su author el Doctor Don Diego de Torres Villarroel, de el Gremio, y Claustro de la Universidad de Salamanca, y su Cathedratico de Mathematicas, &c. / Tomo II: Suenos morales, visiones, y visitas con Don Francisco de Quevedo por Madrid, Barca de Aqueronte, y residencia infernal de Pluton. Trasladolos, desde la fantasia al papel, el Doctor Don Diego de Torres Villarroel, de el Gremo, y Claustro de la Universidad de Salamanca, y su Cathedratico de Mathematicas, &c, dedicados al Ill.mo Senor Don Fray Gaspar de Molina y Oviedo, de el Consejo de su Magestad, y Obispo de Almeria, &c
Author: Diego de Torres Villarroel - Diego de Torres Villarroel was a Spanish writer, poet, dramatist, doctor, mathematician, priest and professor of the University of Salamanca. His most famous work is his autobiography, "Vida, ascendencia, nacimiento, crianza y aventuras del Doctor Don Diego de Torres Villarroel" (first published 1743).

Villarroel was baptised on June 18, 1694. His father was a poor bookseller in Salamanca and his mother was a draper's daughter. After an elementary education he went on to study Latin under Juan González de Dios, who later became professor of humanities at the University of Salamanca. Villarroel was then enrolled at the Colegio Trilingüe in Salamanca. However, at this stage the young Villarroel had little love for learning and his wayward and disruptive behaviour led to trouble with the authorities. It was only when he began to read the books in his father's shop that he discovered a fondness for mathematics and astrology.
Villarroel was in such disgrace with the college authorities that he decided to flee to Portugal where he led an adventurous life in which he was successively a hermit, a dancing-master, an alchemist, a mathematician, a soldier, a bull-fighter, a student of medicine and an astrologer. On his return to Salamanca, he settled down to a serious programme of reading books on science, magic and mathematics, while earning his living by publishing almanacs and annual predictions under the pseudonym of "The Great Piscator of Salamanca". In 1724, he successfully predicted the death of the young King Luis I.
In 1723 he moved to Madrid where he made many influential friends. He studied medicine and graduated in the city of Avila. Back in Madrid, he became so poor that he decided to take up smuggling to make money but he was saved by the patronage of the Countess of Arcos, whose house he had tried to rid of a poltergeist.
After a few years, Villarroel once more returned to Salamanca where he learned that the chair of mathematics at the university was empty and decided to apply for the post. He easily defeated his only rival and was made professor, even though his knowledge of the subject was still rudimemtary.
In 1732 Villarroel was banished from Spain for helping his friend Don Juan de Salazar in a dispute which had turned violent. The two had tried to escape to France but had returned to Spain to face the consequences. Villarroel spent his exile in Coimbra, Portugal until a royal decree allowed him back to Salamanca in 1734. From then on he dedicated his time to his post at the university, to writing various works and paying frequent visits to Madrid, where he made the acquaintance of the Duchess of Alba. In 1743 he published the first four chapters of his autobiography, which enjoyed a tremendous success (chapter five appeared some time before 1752 and chapter six in 1758).
In 1750 he was allowed to retire on a pension by royal decree. His life became much quieter and in 1752 he published a complete edition of his works by public subscription. This was highly unusual for the time and attests to Villarroel's popularity as an author. He died on June 19, 1770 at the age of 77.

Publisher: Antonio Villargordo y Pedro Ortiz Gomez
City: Salamanca
Year: 1752
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 42 unnumbered pages plus 312 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce collection of the works of Spanish author Torres Villarroel.

Antique volume is bound in full vellum. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered foxing. Text is in double columns.

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Lot 2348

$45

Title: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Author: Thornton Wilder - Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes-for the novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and for the two plays "Our Town" and "The Skin of Our Teeth and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel "The Eighth Day."






Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1928
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/139 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "With all best / wishes of / Thornton Wilder."

Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and facsimile of author's signature on front cover. Extensive moisture markings can be seen along edges of covers. Binding is firm. Interior displays scattered light foxing to margins of a small number of pages.

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Lot 2349

$130

Details: This Revolutionary War-era four dollar bill is dated November 29, 1775, and is signed by John Ord and M. Clarkson. It was printed by Hall and Sellers of Philadelphia, and measures 3-3/4" x 2-7/8". It is No. 28765, and the seal shows a running pig.

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Condition / Notes: This note is legible and in very good condition for its age.

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Lot 2350

$10

Title: How To Become a Patrolman
Author: J. J. O'Reilly
Publisher: The Chief Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1911
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 238 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early edition of this work intended to aid applicants for police service.


Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Pages 162 and 163 has markings (with one word from list on latter page blotted out). Page 170 has one four-line definition encircled in ink, with four-word comment written in margin. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 2351

$55

Title: David Hockney: Cameraworks. True to Life
Author: Lawrence Weschler
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1984
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 279 pages
Width: 12.25" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Large-format volume is bound in white cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine. Book shows shelfwear, with soiling at outside corners of rear cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with full- and double-page b&w & color photo collages.

Illustrated dust jacket shows shelfwear.

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Lot 2352

$90

Title: Publicite 1938
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Arts et metiers graphiques
City: Paris
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 119 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in illustrated card covers. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at ends of spine. Front cover is detaching. Covers display light soiling. Interior is clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated, with tipped-in color plates/brochures and specimens on heavy stock paper.

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Lot 2353

$35

Book Details: Two handsome sets comprise this lot, by authors whose works are still as readable as the volumes themselves are attractive. There are ten volumes by Robert Louis Stevenson, published in 1906 and bound in three-quarter leather with pretty blue marbleized covers. The seven volumes by Nathaniel Hawthorne were published in 1902, also with three-quarter leather binding, and are introduced by Katherine Lee Bates, a professor of Wellesley College who is best remembered today as the author of "America the Beautiful."

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Condition / Notes: These books are in excellent condition.

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Lot 2354

$30

Title: Marina
Author: Ludwig Bemelmans - Ludwig Bemelmans was an Austrian author, an internationally known gourmet, and a writer and illustrator of children's books. He is most noted today for his Madeline books, six of which were published from 1939-1961. A seventh was discovered after his death and published posthumously in 1999.
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 12.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Oblong volume is bound in original gray cloth-backed color-illustrated boards. Book shows light external wear, with minor loss of material at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Contains pictorial endpapers and many color illustrations by Bemelmans, best known for his engaging "Madeline" series.

Intact dust jacket with numerous small closed tears and light creasing shows heavily taped verso. Front panel lacks portion of upper right corner. Jacket has been preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2355

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage collectible poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Edward Gorey "The Gashlycrumb Tinies or, After the Outing" (Peter Weed Books, 1963, in dust jacket) and "Some Poems of Rimbaud" (Exiles' Press, 1939), signed by translator Lionel Abel.


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Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 2356

$40

Title: A Dictionary of Color
Author: A. Maerz, M. Rea Paul
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/207 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: "The work is primarily intended as a reference for the individual who seeks to relate colors with the names by which they are commonly identified. The following pages contain the most extensive range of colors as yet published, together with a list of practically all recorded names in use up to this time in the English language. Just as the English Dictionary records words and their meanings according to their accepted usage, in the same manner this Dictionary of Color is a record of color words and the particular color sensations they identify, as established by consensus of opinion of existing works."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild wear, with very minor loss at lower outside corners. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with 56 pairs of plates (the color grid and color names face each other and have the same plate number).

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Lot 2357

$140

Title: The Cattlemen: From the Rio Grande across the Far Marias
Author: Mari Sandoz - Mari Susette Sandoz was a novelist, biographer, lecturer, and teacher. She was one of Nebraska's foremost writers, and wrote extensively about pioneer life and the Plains Indians, and has been occasionally referred to as Mari S. Sandoz, Marie Sandoz, and also Maris Sandoz.
Publisher: Hastings House, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1958
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/527 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this work by American novelist Mari Sandoz. Author's signature appears on limitation page. This is copy 124 of 199. This title is part of the American Procession Series edited by Henry G. Alsberg.

Volume is bound in quarter beige and green cloth with matching green paper-covered boards and a gilt-stamped title on the spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Book has map endpapers. Pages with green top edge are clean and bright. Illustrated with fold-out color frontispiece and b&w photos.

Slipcase displays light shelfwear.

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Lot 2358

$55

Title: Remarks on the Manner of Fitting Boats for Ships of War and Transports: Addressed to the Officers of the Royal Navy, and Royal Artillery
Author: John Cow
Publisher: W. Clowes & Sons
City: London
Year: 1843
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 102 pages plus 4 plates
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce presentation copy of the third edition of this work. Inscription at the top margin of title page reads "Mr. Massey (?) / with the Author's kind / regards."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with bright gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows light external wear, with darkening to spine. Binding is firm. Blank preliminary pages display foxing, as do versos of fold-out plates. Smudging can be seen at margins of title page. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece plate and 4 well-preserved plates at rear of volume, including two fold-out plates (one of these is detaching).

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Lot 2359

$20

Title: Hinter Stacheldraht und Gitter: Erinnerungen aus der englischen Kriegsgefangenschaft
Author: Rudolf Rocker - Johann Rudolf Rocker was an anarcho-syndicalist writer and activist. A self-professed anarchist without adjectives, Rocker believed that anarchist schools of thought represented "only different methods of economy" and that the first objective for anarchists was "to secure the personal and social freedom of men."


Publisher: Verlag Der Syndikalist
City: Berlin
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 422 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this account of the author's experiences as a prisoner of war during the First World War. Inscription on half title page reads "Dem Genossen Steiner / in herzlicher Freundschaft / Rudolf Rocker / Berlin 25/4/25." This title is volume 3 of the series Memoiren und Biographien weltbekannter sozialistischer Personlichkeiten

Antique volume has been rebacked. Boards are covered with patterned paper. Gilt-lettered label appears on front cover. Rear and front boards show edgewear, with minor loss to outside corners. Hinges are reinforced. Pages are clean and without markings.

Text is in German.

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Lot 2360

$150

Details: This large collection of antique photographs spans almost a century, and includes several types of images, including cabinet cards, several unique real photo postcards, two stereo cards, and a few cartes de visite. There are about 75 pictures in all, from studios in the northeast, including Springfield, MA, Hartford, CT, New York, Philadelphia, Brattleboro, VT, and Woonsocket, RI. Interestingly, the stereo views show the cotton mills of the Harmony Co. of Cohoes, NY. They were the largest cotton mill complex in the world when opened in 1872, and have recently been turned into luxury apartments.

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Condition / Notes: Condition is variable in this photographs, ranging from very good or excellent to merely fair. Some are dirty, but most are in good condition.

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