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Lot 2151

$90

Title: The History of Three-Color Photography
Author: E. J. Wall
Publisher: The Focal Press
City: London
Year: 1970
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 747 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition.

Dust jacket shows shelfwear.

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 2152

$80

Title: Type Faces, Border Designs, Typecast Ornaments, Brass Rule. Superior Specialties. Machines and Materials, Cabinet Equipment. Catalogue 25
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Barnhart Brothers & Spindler
City: Chicago
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 708 pages plus 11 pages of index
Width: 8" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black leatherette. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and at outside corners of boards. Hinges are cracked. Pages are clean and without markings. Pages 341 & 342 are detached. Lavishly illustrated with samples in b&w and color, as well as with photos and drawings of machinery (presses, paper cutters, knife grinder, folding machines, punching machines), cabinets and cases, and other plant equipment.

Laid in is an eleven-page brochure entitled "Price List of Job Type Fonts, Job Type Weight Fonts, Body Type Weight Fonts, Spaces & Quads and Type Accessories," issued September 1925.

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Lot 2153

$90

Title: Nature Neighbors: Embracing Birds, Plants, Animals, Minerals
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: American Audubon Association
City: Chicago
Year: 1914
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 11 Complete: No
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in green cloth, with stamped black lettering and decorative designs. Books display mild external wear. Bindings are firm. Interiors occasionally show foxing to endpapers and to page margins. Profusely illustrated with color plates.

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: $22.50
Lot 2154

$60

Title: Chagall's Passover Haggadah
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Leon Amiel Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1987
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 111 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Contains 25 full-page color illustrations by Marc Chagall, including 1 double-page plate.

Bilingual in Hebrew and English.

Pictorial slipcase shows light wear, concentrated at edges.

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Lot 2155

$100

Title: Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Convention Assembled in Philadelphia, in the Year 1787, for the Purpose of the Forming of the Constitution of the United States of America. From the Notes Taken by the Late Robert Yates, Esq. Chief Justice of New-York, and Copied by John Lansing, Jun. Esq. Late Chancellor of That State, Members of That Convention. Including "The Genuine Information," Laid before the Legislature of Maryland, by Luther Martin, Esq. Then Attorney General of That State, and a Member of the Same Convention. Also, Other Historical Documents relative to the Federal Compact of the North American Union
Author: Robert Yates
Publisher: Websters and Skinners
City: Albany
Year: 1821
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 308 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt -lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to boards and tiny perforations to spine cover. Binding is tight. Volume lacks title page. Scattered foxing and marginal moisture markings throughout.

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Lot 2156

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books by celebrated photographers shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Yousuf Karsh's "Faces of Destiny: Portraits by Karsh" (Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1946, with soiling to covers), signed and inscribed by Karsh, and an ex-library copy of "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Face of Asia" (The Viking Press, 1972).


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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: $18.50
Lot 2157

$350

Title: Abe Nixon & Sammy Davis Jr.
Artist: Edward Sorel
Medium: Drawing
Features: Signed In Plate
Print Year: 1974
Width: 11.0" Height: 12.75"
Art Notes: Image depicts African-American actor Sammy Davis, Jr., sitting on the lap of an oversized Richard Nixon, who is drawn as if he were Abraham Lincoln. Newspaper clipping with caption appears above caricatures. Caption reads "Now Nixon made me some promises - don't ask me what promises, because I won't tell you. Promises can change. But Nixon has increased appropriations to black colleges, he's done away with the quota system. I dig Nixon because he doesn't do any front-running. He doesn't want publicity because he knows he'll get ripped. There's an honesty about the man I love."

Artist's signature and date of 1974 appear in lower right corner.
Condition: Bright color drawing appears on paper showing light spotting. Corners of board are taped to larger back board with paper slips over corners. Back board displays light soiling and taping (marks). Cardboard frame has soiling on right-hand side. It measures approximately 15.75" x 18".

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 2158

$15

Title: Aristhmetisches Exempelbuch fur Volkschulen
Author: Friedrich Krancke
Publisher: Verlage der Hahn'schen Hof-Buchhandlung
City: Hannover
Year: 1837
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 156/64/152/67 pages plus 5 pages of publisher's advertisments
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce German-language school publication containing two pairs of math exercise and answer books.

Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with paper-covered boards. Book shows significant external wear, with chipping and cracking to spine and rubbing to covers. Minor loss can also be seen at outside corners of boards. Covers display soiling. Binding is firm. Previous owners' names are written on front endpaper and blank preliminary page. Markings in pen and pencil can also appear on blank pages at rear. Pages are foxed and have water 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 2159

$20

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 "Third Annual Report of the Conservation Commission 1913" (J. B. Lyon Company, Printers, 1914), with intact fold-out maps and color graphs, and "Bulletin of the New York State Museum, No. 44, Vol. 8: Lime and Cement Industries of New York" & "Chapters on the Cement Industry in New York" (University of the State of New York, 1901) by Heinrich Ries and Edwin C. Eckel, with folding map in pocket at front of volume and numerous plates.


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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: $15.50
Lot 2160

$10

Title: The Remains of Henry Kirke White, of Nottingham, Late of St. John's College, Cambridge; with an Account of His Life
Author: Robert Southey
Publisher: Richard Scott
City: New York
Year: 1815
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 3.75" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather. Books show external wear, with rubbing to covers and loss of material to spines, at outside corners and along bottom edge of front board . Spines display narrow cracking. Bindings are sound. Books have marbled endpapers and edges. Occasional light foxing can be seen on mildly age-toned pages. First volume is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Henry Kirke White, second volume contains engraved plate.

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 2161

$20

Title: Theoretical Naval Architecture: A Treatise on the Calculations Involved in Naval Design
Author: Samuel J. P. Thearle
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1877
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and stamped black lettering and decorative designs to front board. Book shows mild external wear, with tearing/fraying at ends of spine. Binding is sound. 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 2162

$60

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume III: Lower Gun Deck Detailing, Gun Making, Gun Port Lids, Ship's Figurehead Carving, Main Deck Framing
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent 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: $23.50
Lot 2163

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on ship modeling shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Ship Model Book: How To Build and Rig Model Ships with a Special Set of Full-Sized Paper Patterns for the Famous Ship Benj. F. Packard" (The Rudder Publishing Company, 1926, with well-preserved folding plan in pocket at rear) by George B. Douglas, and "Ship-Models" (Studio Limited, 1923) by E. Keble Chatterton. 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: $18.50
Lot 2164

$35

Title: Aunt Friendly's Picture Book. Containing Thirty-Six Pages of Pictures Printed in Colours by Kronheim with Letter-Press Descriptions
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Frederick Warne and Co.
City: London
Year: circa 1880
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 10 pages plus plates
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with gilt stamping to spine and front cover. Book has elaborate Victorian binding. Bright color pastedown can be seen on front cover. Book shows light external wear. Hinges are cracked. Previous owner's name and date of 1881 appear on front flyleaf. Illustrated with vividly bright color plates.

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 2165

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are three copies of "Decorum: A Practical Treatise on Etiquette and Dress of the Best American Society" (Union Publishing House, 1881-1883) and a dummy copy of the same title dated 1881. Also present are "Audels Automobile Guide" (1915) and "N.A.D.A.: Official Used Car Guide. Complete Identification Section" (National Automobile Dealers Association, 1936).

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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: $10.50
Lot 2166

$55

Title: The Commercial Vehicle. Volume XIII
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Commercial Vehicle, Incorporated
City: New York
Year: 1915-1916
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce compilation of the magazine The Commercial Vehicle. It contains issues from August 1915 to January 1916.

This volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Only issue of August 1915 includes front cover; all remaining issues begin on page 3. Library stamp is visible in upper right corner of that front cover and those first pages. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated, with a number of pictures containing material relating to the First World War.

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 2167

$15

Title: Poems
Author: J. G. Brinckle
Publisher: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1872
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/14-183 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full blind-stamped leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Edges of covers are rubbed. Binding is tight. Lightly age-toned pages with gilt edges 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 2168

$10

Title: Capstans and Windlasses: An Illustrated History of Their Use at Sea
Author: John H. Harland
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 130 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.


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: $27.50
Lot 2169

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Bentley's Complete Phrase Code" (C. Bensinger Co., 1909) and "A Hand-Book of Anglo-Saxon Root-Words" (D. Appleton & Company, 1854). 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 2170

$90

Title: The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Author: John Bellairs - John Anthony Bellairs was an American author, best known for his well-respected fantasy novel "The Face in the Frost" as well as many gothic mystery novels for young adults featuring Lewis Barnavelt, Anthony Monday, and Johnny Dixon.
Publisher: The Dial Press
City: New York
Year: 1973
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 179 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in purple cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Contains vignettes and full-page illustrations by celebrated American illustrator Edward Gorey (February 22, 1925 - April 15, 2000).

Bright pictorial dust jacket has front flap with clipped lower corner. Jacket is otherwise quite well preserved.

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 2171

$250

Details: Of the four pieces of framed, antique art in this lot, three are signed original works. The largest is an oak-framed print, 35.5" x 30", signed by S.E. Waller (1882) and Frank Paton. The pen-and-ink drawing of a three-masted ship under full sail measures 25" x 20", and is signed by W.B. Rozedee. The -hand-carved depiction of a medieval falconer is signed by O.P. Staber (12" x 18"). The popular print of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane comes with a gilded gesso frame, and measures 33.5" x 17". The decorative scroll at the top adds another 4".

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally in very good condition. Note that the gesso frame has lost some detail in the upper left-hand corner (see photos).

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: $43.50
Lot 2172

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are George Barr McCutcheon's "Graustark: The Story of a Love behind the Throne" (Herbert Stone and Company, 1901), with the inscription "A Merry Merry Christmas / Happy New Year / Mc / 1901" on a blank preliminary page, and "The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha" (G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers, 1880), "from the Spanish of Cervantes," illustrated by Gustav Dore.


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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: $12.50
Lot 2173

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decoratively-bound books on nautical history & literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Henry Frederic Reddall's "Columbus The Navigator: The Story of His Life and Work, Together with an Account of the Pre-Columbian Discovery of America" (Empire Publishing Company, 1892, binding is detaching at front hinge; frontispiece detached) and "Old Ironsides: The United States Frigate Constitution. Terror of the High Seas. Captain Isaac Hull Commanding" (McLoughlin Bros., 1908) by John DeMorgan.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 2174

$35

Book Details: There are three decorative antique sets in this lot: ten volumes by the distinguished 19th century English historian and essayist Thomas Carlyle, including the "Life of Frederick the Great," a biography of Schiller, "The Letters of Oliver Cromwell," "The French Revolution," and "Sartor Resartus;" the philosopher David Hume's "History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Abdication of James the Second, 1688," in five volumes; and six volumes of Washington Irving's collected works, with beautifully embossed covers.

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


Condition / Notes: All three of these sets are in excellent condition.

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Lot 2175

$60

Details: This Victorian-era antique shelf clock was manufactured by the Waterbury Clock Co. The beautifully crafted case is made of walnut, and is 14" high, 11" long, and 5" deep. The original paper label and pendulum are present, but no key, so it is no known if the clock is in working order. However, the movement looks clean and in good condition.

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 another, earlier antique shelf clock.

Condition / Notes: This clock is in very good condition.

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Lot 2176

$25

Title: Sabine Parish Louisiana: "Land of Green Gold"
Author: Amos Lee Armstrong
Publisher: Jones & Stringfellow Printing Company
City: Shreveport, Louisiana
Year: 1958
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 273 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed county history. Author's signature appears on front flyleaf.

Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows mild wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Numerous color and b&w illustrations, as well as maps.

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 2177

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of new books on nautical history and marine art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are John McKay's "The Hudson Bay Company's 1835 Steam Ship Beaver" (Vanwell Publishing Limited, 2001, in case, with folding "outboard profile") and David Joel's "Charles Brooking, 1723-1759, and the 18th-Century British Marine Painters" (Antique Collectors' Club, 2000). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Books are as new.

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Lot 2178

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Reindeer Twins by Jane Tompkins - Dated 1956 by J. B. Lippincott Company - Signed EditionThis is a scarce author-signed first edition. Author's signature appears on half title page.

Volume shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese.
- The Red Squirrel Twins by Jane Tompkins - Dated 1950 by J. B. Lippincott Company - Signed EditionThis is a scarce author-signed first edition. Author's signature appears on half title page over taped-in text with photograph of author (presumably clipped from dust jacket).

Volume shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese.


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Lot 2179

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on American nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Master Mariner of Maine: Being the Reminiscences of Charles Everett Ranlett, 1816-1917" (The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1942) and a limited edition of E. P. Morris' "The Fore-and-Aft Rig in America: A Sketch" (Yale U.P., 1927). 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 2180

$110

Title: Pub. Ovidii Nasonis Operum.
Author: Ovid - Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who is best known as the author of the three major collections of poetry, the "Heroides," "Amores" and "Ars Amatoria," and of the "Metamorphoses," a mythological hexameter poem. He is also well known for the "Fasti," about the Roman calendar, and the "Tristia" and "Epistulae ex Ponto," two collections of poems written in exile on the Black Sea. Ovid was also the author of several smaller pieces, the "Remedia Amoris," the "Medicamina Faciei Femineae," and the long curse-poem "Ibis." He also wrote a lost tragedy, "Medea." He is considered a master of the elegiac couplet, and is traditionally ranked alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonic poets of Latin literature. The scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the canonical Latin love elegists. His poetry, much imitated during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, greatly influenced European art and literature and remains as one of the most important sources of classical mythology.
Editor: Cornelis Schrevel - Cornelis Schrevel was a Dutch physician and scholar. He studied medicine at Leiden University and replaced his father Theodorus Schrevelius as head of the college faculty at Leiden in 1642. He published a Latin-Greek lexicon and edited many classical authors, including an edition of Curtius Rufus owned by Thomas Jefferson.


His lexicon ran to scores of editions in half-a-dozen languages, to the early nineteenth century; an expansion of 1663 was edited by Joseph Hill.
, Nicolas Heinsius - Nikolaas Heinsius the Elder, Dutch classical scholar and poet, son of Daniel Heinsius, was born at Leiden.

His boyish Latin poem Breda expugnata was printed in 1637, and attracted much attention. In 1642 he began his wanderings with a visit to England in search of manuscripts of the classics; but he met with little courtesy from the English scholars. In 1644 he was sent to Spa to drink the waters; his health restored, he set out once more in search of codices, passing through Leuven, Brussels, Mechelen, Antwerp and so back to Leiden, everywhere collating manuscripts and taking philological and textual notes.

Almost immediately he set out again, and arriving in Paris was welcomed with open arms by the French savants. After investigatinge all the classical texts he could obtain, he proceeded southwards, and visited on the same quest Lyon, Marseille, Pisa, Florence (where he paused to issue a new edition of Ovid) and Rome. The next year, 1647, found him in Naples, from which he fled during the reign of Masaniello; he pursued his labours in Leghorn, Bologna, Venice, where he was supported by Jan Reynst and Padua, at which latter city he published in 1648 his volume of original Latin verse entitled Italica.

He proceeded to Milan and worked for a considerable time in the Ambrosian library; he was preparing to explore Switzerland in the same patient manner when the news of his father's illness recalled him hurriedly to Leiden. He was soon called away to Stockholm at the invitation of Queen Christina, at whose court he waged war with Salmasius, who accused him of having supplied Milton with facts from the life of that great but irritable scholar. Heinsius paid a flying visit to Leiden in 1650, but immediately returned to Stockholm. In 1651 he once more visited France and Italy with Isaac Vossius, in order to buy books or coins for Christina. In 1654 Christina stepped down, and two years later Heinsius became a diplomat for the States-General on behalf of Coenraad van Beuningen. In 1665 he was appointed by the city of Amsterdam as the official historian. In 1669 he went to Moscow and in 1672 to Bremen. In 1675 he settled down in his countryhouse near Vianen, but moved to the Hague later on.

Heinsius had two illegitimate children by a daughter of a Lutheran minister. He married her only after a law suit, but did not want to recognize his sons, Daniel and Nikolaes Heinsus the Younger (1655-1718). This Nikolaes became a wanderer, who in 1679 was appointed as Christina's private physician in Rome.

Heinsius collected one of the biggest private libraries in Europe. He was visited by Lorenzo Magalotti in 1668 when visiting the United Provinces. After his death about 13.000 books were sold in 1683. The famous catalogue was used by many scholars as a reference.

In 1653 Heinsius collected his Latin poems into a volume. His latest labours were the editing of Velleius Paterculus in 1678 and of Valerius Flaccus in 1680. He died at The Hague on October 7, 1681.
Publisher: Pieter Leffen
City: Leiden
Year: 1661
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Pagination: 667 pages plus 16 unnumbered pages of index/832 pages plus 31 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volume set of a 17th-century edition of the works of the Roman poet Ovid, volumes one and two of a three-volume set, with second volume containing the epic Latin poem "The Metamorphoses."

Antique volumes are bound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt-lettered labels and ornamental designs to spine. Books show external wear, with cracking along spine edges, mild rubbing to covers and minor loss to outside corners of boards. Bindings are sound. Volumes have marbled endpapers and red edges. Pages display sporadic light foxing. Illustrated with engraved title pages, a portrait of the author` and a number of engraved plates. Each of the 15 books of "The Metamorphoses" is illustrated with a plate.

Notes are in double columns.

Books are preserved in transparent plastic covers.

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