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Lot 2091

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on sports and athletics shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Kyle Rote's "Pro Football for the Fan" (Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964, in dust jacket), signed and inscribed by the author, and "Fifty Years of Colgate Football, 1890-1940" (Colgate Athletic Council Publishers, 1940). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 2092

$10

Title: The Heavens Proclaim: Being an Analysis and Explanation of the New Astrology
Author: Belle Bart
Publisher: The Roycrofters
City: East Aurora, New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 207 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work signed and inscribed by the author. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads "John Alcorn (?) / All the sensitiveness of the moon / May your star always shine on / the ascendant. / Belle Bart / December 1933."

Antique volume is bound in quarter suede, with illustrated paper-covered boards and gilt lettering to spine label. Book shows significant external wear, with detached rear board and spine cover detached at rear edge. Spine cover shows loss of material at ends and chipping to label. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with vignettes and horoscopes with portraits.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2093

$15

Title: The Institutes of Justinian with Notes
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Thomas Cooper - Thomas Cooper was an Anglo-American economist, college president and political philosopher. Cooper was described by Thomas Jefferson as "one of the ablest men in America" and by John Adams as "a learned ingenious scientific and talented madcap." Dumas Malone stated that "modern scientific progress would have been impossible without the freedom of the mind which he championed throughout life." His ideas were taken very seriously in his own time: there were substantial reviews of his writings, and some late eighteenth-century critics of materialism directed their arguments against Cooper, rather than against the better-known Joseph Priestley.
Publisher: P. Byrne
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1812
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/714 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce first American translation of the Code of Justinian in the United States. With an index of subjects and an index of cases. Includes a bibliography of civil law and the complete text of The Law of the Twelve Tables. A landmark in the American reception of Roman law, this edition includes fascinating notes that compare it with that of the United States.

Condition / Notes: Antique leather-bound volume lacks spine cover and has detached boards. Text block is intact. Blank preliminary pages show annotations in both pencil and pen. Lightly age-toned pages display scattered foxing.

Text appears in double columns, with English translation by Thomas Cooper facing original Latin or Greek.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2094

$110

Details: Two pieces of currency from the Confederate States of America comprise this lot. The $10 bill is No. 107095, and is dated February 17th, 1864. The signatures might read "E. Dorr" and "A. Camson." The note is printed in three colors (black, red, and blue), and is unevenly cut, measuring about 7" x 3-1/8".

The $100 bill is also dated Feb. 17th, 1864, and is No. 19711. The signatures are faint and illegible, but one last name begins with a R and the other begins with an P. This bill is also printed in three colors, and measures 7-3/8" x 3-/14".

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Condition / Notes: Both bills have been punched at the bottom in the middle with an irregularly round instrument. They are in relatively good condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 2095

$60

Title: All about Cinderella
Author: John B. Gruelle
Publisher: Cupples & Leon Company
City: New York
Year: 1916
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 48 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 5.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce children's book from The All about Stories series in rare dust jacket. Under the name of Johnny Gruelle, the author later became famous as the creator of the Raggedy Ann doll and the Raggedy Ann books.

Antique volume is bound in gray paper-covered boards, with stamped green lettering to spine and front cover. Well-preserved bright color pastedowns appear on front cover. Book shows minor loss of material at head of spine and at outside corners of front cover. Binding is cracked at half title page and at rear hinge. Pages display occasional light foxing. Illustrated with color plates (including frontispiece) and vignettes by the author.

Illustrated dust jacket lacks material at foot of spine and adjacent corners. Minor loss visible at head and closed tear to upper portion of spine panel (verso has taping). Creasing to rear panel. Covers are lightly soiled.

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Lot 2096

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the typewritten copy of the original, handwritten ship's long of Captain George W. Bliven, Master of the whaling bark Elizabeth Smith, shown in the corresponding image(s). This unpublished work contains a title page bearing the typewritten title "Bark Elizabeth Swift - Long. George W. Bliven, Master" and a handwritten note in the upper left corner that reads "Not to be copied / in any way without / my permission. / Lillian Bliven." Preface provides the following information relating to the author and this text:

Captain George W. Bliven had served as Master aboard the following ships; The Fanny - 1860 to 1865, The Nautilus, 1865 to 1868 (she was sold in Valpariso (sic), Peru (sic) in 1881), The Elizabeth Swift from 1868 to 1871. All these ships sailed out of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

This log relates the final voyage of the Elizabeth Swift from the day she sailed from her home port at New Bedford, Massachusetts until the day she was crushed in the great ice jam, September 21, 1871, along with 29 other whaling vessels. This was the beginning of the end of the whaling industry (last five words underlined).

(Paragraph giving names of lost ships omitted).


Side notes which were written in the log's pages are typed as footnotes, along with other footnotes to assist the reader.

To some this reading may be dull, but to others who have a love for the sea and any knowledge of life aboard a whaling vessel, the log of the Elizabeth Swift may prove an interesting and adventurous story, let along its historical value. Wheter the other 28 ship's (sic) logs of this fatal voaye are still in existance (sic), I know not at present.

Copied and typed by Lillian F. Bliven, wife of Edward D. Bliven, a great grandson of Captain George W. Blien, who wihout her husband's patience, knowledge and background of whaling history, would have been unable to finish this task.

The Bark Elizabeth Swift was owned by Swift & Allen of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Weight of Bark - 327 tons.



In addition to a one-page glossary, this work contains a list of the ships of the ships Captain Bliven came into contact with.




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Condition / Notes: Well-preserved manuscript is contained in black binder that shows light external wear. Pages are clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2097

$80

Details: This vintage cast iron features a nicely detailed, removable driver. It's 12" long and 5" high. The wheel beneath the horses is cast iron. The only mark on the piece is the number 7 impressed beneath the pivoting wagon tongue. All wheels roll easily.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Please check the other lots in this auction for four more antique cast iron toys.

Condition / Notes: This item is in good, unrestored condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2098

$70

Title: Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making
Author: William Hamilton Gibson - William Hamilton Gibson was an American illustrator, author and naturalist.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 300 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped red ornamental designs also appear on spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear, with small stain to rear cover. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated by the author.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2099

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively-bound antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a three-volume "Works of Robert Burns; with an Account of His Life" (W. A. Bartow, 1824, 3 of 4) in full-leather binding, and "Little Susy's Six Teachers" (Anson D. F. Randolph & Company, 1856) by Mrs. E. Prentiss. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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



For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2100

$40

Title: A Primer of Happenings & Time/Space Art
Author: Al Hansen - Alfred Earl "Al" Hansen was an American artist. A Norwegian American, he was briefly a member of Fluxus, the artists' collective centred around George Maciunas.

Born in New York City, he was a friend to Yoko Ono and John Cage. While serving in Germany in World War II Hansen pushed a piano off the roof of a five-story building. This act became the foundation of one of his most recognized performance pieces, the Yoko Ono Piano Drop and inspired artists like Nam June Paik.

Hansen was a frequent visitor to The Factory, Andy Warhol's studio in New York. Hansen also studied with and worked with the composer John Cage at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Hansen was perhaps best known for his performance pieces, his participation in Happenings, and for his collages in which he often used cigarette butts and candy bar wrappers as the raw materials, among them numerous variations of a sculpture referring the Venus of Willendorf.

He wrote an important book about performance art, "A Primer of Happenings and Time Space Art" published by Something Else Press in 1965. In 1977 Hansen managed Los Angeles punk bands the Controllers and the Screamers in Hollywood. In the 1980s Hansen moved to Cologne, Germany where he established an art school, the Ultimate Akademie. Inspired among others by the Final Academy of Genesis P-Orridge it became a meeting point for local and international performers of the time based arts.
Amazone 3/9 in Cologne, Germany

He died in Cologne, Germany, in 1995, with a number of friends celebrating a fluxus funeral according to his plan.

Al Hansen was the father of Andy Warhol protégé Bibbe Hansen and the grandfather and artistic mentor of rock musician Beck and artist Channing Hansen.
Publisher: Something Else Press, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 145 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work signed and inscribed by Al Hansen. Inscription on half title page reads "For Len & Shirley Gorelick / Onward into the future, / with love / Al Hansen."

Volume is bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Illustrated with b&w photos.

Intact dust jacket shows small tears at bottom edge of front panel and at ends of spine.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2101

$30

Title: The Life and Works of Robert Burns, as Originally Edited by James Currie, M. D. To Which Is Prefixed, a Review of the Life of Burns and of Various Criticisms on His Character and Writings by Alexander Peterkin
Author: Alexander Peterkin, James Currie
Publisher: Macredie, Skelly, and Muckersy
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1815
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt lettered spines. Front board of first volume is detached. Books show external wear, with rubbing to covers and darkening to edges. Volumes 2 to 4 are soundly bound. Previous owner's name and date of 1838 appears on blank preliminary page of first two volumes. Name is also written at top margin of title pages of first, third and last volumes. Pages display scattered foxing. First volume is illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2102

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "History of the United States Marine Corps." (L. R. Hamersly & Co., 1890) by Richard S. Collum, and "The First Railroad in America: A History of the Origin and Development of the Granite Railway at Quincy, Massachusetts" (The Granite Railway Company, 1926).


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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 2103

$25

Title: Psychoanalytic Explorations in Art
Author: Ernst Kris - Ernst Kris was an Austrian psychoanalyst and art historian.
Publisher: International Universities Press, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1952
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 358 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. His autograph and the date of June 13, 1952 appear on blank preliminary page.

Volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with b&w plates at rear of volume.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2104

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books music history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Century of Song: Being a Choice Collection of the Best Vocal and Instrumental Music...Vol. II" (The Century Musical Association, 1897) and R. A. Streatfield's "The Opera: A Sketch of the Development of the Opera. With Full Descriptions of Every Work in the Modern Repertory" (John C. Nimmo, 1897, with detached preliminary pages). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 2105

$40

Title: The Poems of Ernest Dowson: Verses, The Pierrot of the Minute, Decorations, In Verse and Prose
Author: Ernest Dowson
Publisher: Thomas B. Mosher
City: Portland, Maine
Year: 1902
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxvii/161 pages
Width: 6" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards. Spine is taped in black. Boards shows light soiling. Binding is firm. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedown and his name is written on front flyleaf. A small number of pages display light foxing.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2106

$40

Book Details: Histories of the American West and various frontiers comprise this lot, which includes volumes on San Francisco, the Grand Canyon, mail delivery, Fort Michilimackinac in Michigan, a biography of Stephen Harriman Long ("Army Engineer, Explorer, and Inventor"), and the art of Frederic Remington. This last book is a first edition published in 1978, and comes with a slipcase.

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



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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 2107

$15

Title: A Selective Bibliography of California Labor History
Author: Mitchell Slobodeck
Publisher: Institute of Industrial Relations
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1964
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/265 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To (illegible first name) H. Cayton / with best wishes / Mitchell Slobodeck."

Volume is bound is red cloth, with black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with faint circular stain to front cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2108

$90

Title: The Fair God: A Tale of the Conquest of Mexico
Author: Lew Wallace - Lewis "Lew" Wallace was an American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, territorial governor and statesman, politician and author. Wallace served as Governor of the New Mexico Territory at the time of the Lincoln County War and worked to bring an end to the fighting.

Of his novels and biographies, he is best known for his historical novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" (1880), a bestselling book since its publication, and called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century." It has been adapted four times for films.
Publisher: Houghton , Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press
City: Boston
Year: 1899
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of the author's first book, signed and inscribed by Lew Wallace. This is number 21 of 250 copies. Inscription on preliminary page of first volume reads "Very respectfully, / Lew Wallace, / Nov. 7, 1898."

Antique set is bound in original decorative suede bindings with stamped pictorial designs. Both volumes display chipping to spine cover. Second volume shows small tears along fore edge of front cover. Books are tightly bound, with patterned endpapers and gilt top edges. Pages are clean, crisp and bright Profusely illustrated with vignettes and plates by Eric Pape. Plates, printed in gray, blue, tan, and other tones, have captioned tissue guards.

These volumes are preserved in protective plastic covers.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2109

$70

Details: We suspect this magnificent antique leather and brass artifact to be a piece of heavy horse tack, perhaps a fancy martingale or breast plate. From top to bottom, it measures 41" long, and is 9" across. The large, decorative brass shield is both engraved and embossed with the letters F and St, and the numbers 1886.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Other lots in this auction offer more pieces of antique horse tack, including bridle rosettes and sleigh bells on harness.
Condition / Notes: This article is in remarkably good condition. The leather is still somewhat supple, and the brass are in fine shape. Please note that a brass ornament is missing from the oval plate near the top of the item.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 2110

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Bodo Spranz's "Los dioses en los codices mexicanos del grupo Borgia: una investigacion iconografica" (Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1993, in dust jacket) and "The Nagas in the Nineteenth Century" (Oxford U. P., 1969, in dust jacket), edited by Verrier Elwin. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 2111

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on Native American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Life of John Heckewelder" (Townsend Ward, 1847) by Edward Rondthaler, and "The Origin of the North American Indians" (Nafis & Cornish, 1844) by John McIntosh. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 2112

$30

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

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 2113

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Laboulaye's Fairy Book: Fairy Tales of All Nations" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1866) and "A New Alice in the Old Wonderland" (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1895). 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. It should be noted that "A New Alice in the Old Wonderland" shows substantial external wear, with binding detached at front hinge. A number of the illustrations by Anna M. Richards have been partially colored by previous owner.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2114

$30

Title: Paul et Virginie
Author: Jaques-Bernardin-Henri de Saint-Pierre - Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (also called Bernardin de St. Pierre) was a French writer and botanist. He is best known for his 1787 novel Paul et Virginie, now forgotten, but in the 19th century a very popular children's book.
Publisher: L'Imprimerie de Baylis
City: London
Year: 1799
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/172 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce London-published French-language edition of an influential novel by Saint-Pierre.

Antique volume is bound in full leather. Books shows external wear, with taping to spine, rubbing to boards and minor loss of material at outside corners.Binding is cracked at several points. Volume has marbled endpapers. Pages display light age toning. Illustrated with tipped-in engraved plates after Liagec.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.



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Lot 2115

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage history books shown in the corresponding image(s). A number of these books are decoratively bound. Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Walter L. J. Bayler's "Last Man Off Wake Island" (The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943), signed by the author, and "Chicago and the Great Conflagration" (C. F. Vent, 1871) by Elias Colbert and Everett Chamberlin. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 2116

$35

Title: Living Spaces
Author: uncredited author
Editor: George Nelson
Publisher: Whitney Publications, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 145 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: Interiors Library Number 1.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue cloth, with stamped silver lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows shelfwear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name appears at top of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs.

Intact dust jacket displays small tears along bottom and top edges.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2117

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of weaponry shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "American Primitive Knives, 1770-1870" (Museum Restoration Service, 1983), signed and inscribed by author Gordon B. Minnis, "Drums A'beating, Trumpets Sounding: Artistically Carved Powder Horns in the Provincial Manner, 1746-1781" (The Connecticut Historical Society, 1993), signed and inscribed by author William H. Guthman, and "Silver Mounted Swords: The Lattimer Family Collection, Featuring Silver Hilts through the Golden Age" (Josten's Printing Company, 2000), signed and inscribed by author Daniel D. Hartzler.

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Condition / Notes: Books are in excellent condition. Dust jacket of "American Primitive Knives, 1770-1870" shows stains. Otherwise dust jackets are also very well preserved.

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Lot 2118

$130

Title: The Portrait of a Lady
Author: Henry James - Henry James was an American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.

James alternated between America and Europe for the first 20 years of his life, after which he settled in England, becoming a British subject in 1915, one year before his death. He is primarily known for the series of novels in which he portrays the encounter of Americans with Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allows him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.

James contributed significantly to literary criticism, particularly in his insistence that writers be allowed the greatest possible freedom in presenting their view of the world. James claimed that a text must first and foremost be realistic and contain a representation of life that is recognisable to its readers. Good novels, to James, show life in action and are, most importantly, interesting. The concept of a good or bad novel is judged solely upon whether the author is good or bad. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and possibly unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to narrative fiction. An extraordinarily productive writer, in addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel, biography, autobiography, and criticism, and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime with moderate success. His theatrical work is thought to have profoundly influenced his later novels and tales.
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1882
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 520 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: First issue with "1881," on copyright page.


Antique volume is bound in green-brown cloth with elaborate gilt and red stamping, with title in stamped red lettering against gilt background on spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with tearing along rear spine edge and rubbing to covers. Minor loss of material is visible at ends of spine and at outside corners of boards. Hinges are cracked. Volume has dark brown endpapers. Pages show foxing and marginal water markings. Pages 41/42 display loss of lower half.

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Lot 2119

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on modern art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are two-volume edition of "Primitivism" in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern" (The Museum of Modern Art, 1984), edited by William Rubin, and "L'amour fou: Photography & Surrealism" (Abbeville Press, Publishers, 1985) by Rosalind Krauss and Jane Livingston.

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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 2120

$120

Title: Landschafts-Album der Dresdner Gallerie radirt von C. Kruger mit erlauterndem Text von J. Hubner
Author: Julius Hubner
Publisher: Verlagsbuchhandlung von Rudolf Kuntze
City: Dresden
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique oblong volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards. Spine is taped. Original spine cover is pasted to taped spine. Covers show rubbing.and edgewear. Outside corners of boards display minor loss of material. Binding is shaken. Previous owner's name appears on front pastedown. Preliminary pages, including title page, are detached. Pages are clean and without markings. Engraved plates with tissue guards are well preserved.

Texts are in German.

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