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Lot 5001

$275

Title: La geographie universelle qui fait voir l'estat present des quatre parties du monde, c'est a dire, les religions, les coutumes & les richesses des peuples: les forces & les gouvernemens des Estats. Ce qui est de plus beau & de plus rare dans chaque region, & autres particularites pour savoir l'histoire & l'interet des princes. On y a joint le traite du globe, par P. Du-Val, geographe ordinaire du Roy
Author: Pierre Duval - Pierre Duval was a French geographer. Pierre Duval was born in Abbeville. He was the nephew and pupil of the geographer Nicolas Sanson. Encouraged by Louis XV to move to Paris, he later became Geographe Ordinaire du Roy (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Publisher: Jean Certe
City: Lyon
Year: 1712
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: This antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation. The work has 11 well-preserved fold-out maps and is ornamented with decorative initials, headpieces, and tailpieces. The volume includes sections on Africa, Asia, Europe, and the zodiac.
Condition / Notes: These volumes display external wear, with loss of material at the bottom of the rear spine edge and rubbing to covers. Bindings are firm. The endpapers display darkening at edges. A previous owner's ink inscription can be seen on title page. Pages are clean and bright.

These volumes have been collated. Volume I contains 336 numbered pages and 7 fold-out plates (maps). There are markings on the title page. Page 287 is numbered “28”.

Volume II contains 405 numbered pages and 4 fold-out plates (maps). Page 97 is written as “95” and the numbers 119 and 120 are skipped.
Lot 5002

$275

Title: Corte maniere, om stervende menschen by te staen: Ende Christelijck te helpen sterven
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Servaes Manilius
City: Ghent, Belgium
Year: 1642
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 158 pages
Width: 4" Height: 5.75"
Book Details: From Sotheby's (2003): "[This volume is a scarce] dutch manual on the succour of the dying, apparently intended for the use of laymen as well as young clergymen. The text is divided into chapters in the tradition of the Ars moriendi, providing guidance to spiritual preparation of the dying by evoking the inspiration of Christ's sufferings, and preparing the reader for the last temptations of the devil, with whom the soul engages in a dialogue. The anonymous compiler (possibly the editor, Christoffel Loys) may have been influenced by Luther's sermon "Von Bereitung zum Sterben," with its emphasis on the sacraments: the last part of the work is devoted to prayers, in Dutch and Latin, for onlookers to recite to the dying and for the dying man himself. The plague had raged in the Low Countries in the previous decade; Sterbebüchlein such as this one responded to the desperate need of survivors to help their kin in their last hours and ensure their passage to heaven in the absence of ministers of the church. The title vignette shows St. Bridget (according to Vanderhaeghen) preaching to a group of faithful; the full-page woodcut is in two compartments, at top the Crucifixion with two onlookers, and at bottom a man on his deathbed dreaming of heaven while the devil lurks at his feet."

This volume is bound in full vellum, with a woodcut vignette on the title page, full page woodcut illustration on the verso of the title page, two woodcut ornamental initials, and a woodcut printer's mark on the verso of the last page of text.
Condition / Notes: The vellum binding of this work is rippled, with scattered small spots of soiling. The volume displays the ends of leather ties on the covers, indicating that it once was tied closed. The binding is sound. A previous owner's signature is present to the verso of the front cover. The endpapers display rippling and creasing, with small insect holes in the rear endpapers, continuing and decreasing in size to roughly page 149. Ink annotations are visible to the title page, and the remainder of the interior is clean and bright, with only very slight rippling and small edge tears to the outer edges of pages.

This volume has been collated and is complete.
Lot 5003

$120

Title: Audubon's Birds of America: The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio
Author: Roger Tory Peterson - Roger Tory Peterson was an American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement., Virginia Marie Peterson
Publisher: Abbeville Press Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1981
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 12.25" Height: 15.25"
Book Details: This limited edition (copy number 1966 of 2500 copies) is handbound in leather and signed by the authors under the limitation notice. The book features stamped gilt decoration on the front cover, and stamped gilt lettering and raised bands on the spine.

Contents include chapters on "Divers of Lakes and Bays, Wanderers of Seas and Coasts," "Waterfowl," "Scavengers and Birds of Prey," and "Shorebirds," among others. The work is profusely illustrated with numerous color plates.
Condition / Notes: This attractive volume is in excellent, like-new condition.
Lot 5004

$110

Title: The Adventurer
Author: John Hawkesworth - John Hawkesworth, English writer, was born in London.

He is said to have been clerk to an attorney, and was certainly self-educated. In 1744 he succeeded Samuel Johnson as compiler of the parliamentary debates for the Gentleman's Magazine, and from 1746 to 1749 he contributed poems signed Greville, or H Greville, to that journal. In company with Johnson and others he started a periodical called The Adventurer, which ran to 140 numbers, of which 70 were from the pen of Hawkesworth himself.

On account of what was regarded as his powerful defence of morality and religion, Hawkesworth was rewarded by the archbishop of Canterbury with the degree of LL.D, In 1754-1755 he published an edition (12 vols) of Swift's works, with a life prefixed which Johnson praised in his "Lives of the Poets." A larger edition (27 vols) appeared in 1766-1779. He adapted Dryden's "Amphitryon" for the Drury Lane stage in 1756, and Southerne's "Oronooko" in 1759. He wrote the libretto of an oratorio "Zimri" in 1760, and the next year "Edgar and Emmeline: a Fairy Tale" was produced at Drury Lane. His "Almoran and Hamet" (2 vols, 1761 was first of all drafted as a play, and a tragedy founded on it by S J Pratt, "The Fair Circassian" (1781), met with some success.
He was commissioned by the Admiralty to edit Captain James Cook's papers relative to his first voyage. For this work, "An Account of the Voyages undertaken ... for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere and performed by Commodore Byrone John Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook (from 1702 to 1771) drawn up from the Journals ... "(3 vols, 1773) Hawkesworth is said to have received from the publishers the sum of £6000. His descriptions of the manners and customs of the South Seas were, however, regarded by many critics as inexact and hurtful to the interests of morality, and the severity of their strictures is said to have hastened his death. He was buried in the parish church at Bromley, Kent, where he and his wife had kept a school.
Hawkesworth was a close imitator of Johnson both in style and thought, and was at one time on very friendly terms with him. It is said that he presumed on his success, and lost Johnson's friendship as early as 1756. (Courtesy of Wikipedia), Joseph Warton - Joseph Warton was an English academic and literary critic.
He was born in Dunsfold, Surrey, England, but his family soon moved to Hampshire, where his father, the Reverend Thomas Warton, became vicar of Basingstoke. There, a few years later, Joseph's younger brother, the more famous Thomas Warton, was born. Their father later became an Oxford professor.
Joseph was educated at Winchester College and at Oriel College, Oxford, and followed his father into the church, becoming curate of Winslade in 1748. In 1754, he was instituted as rector at The Church of All Saints, Tunworth. In his early days Joseph wrote poetry, of which the most notable piece is
"The Enthusiast" (1744), an early precursor of Romanticism. In 1755, he returned to his old school to teach, and from 1766 to 1793 was its headmaster, but it was a role in which he did not distinguish himself. His career as a critic was always more illustrious, and he published editions of classical poets such as Virgil as well as English poets including John Dryden. Like his brother, he was a friend of Samuel Johnson. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
, Samuel Johnson - Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson.

Johnson was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write miscellaneous pieces for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography The Life of Richard Savage, the poems "London" and "The Vanity of Human Wishes", and the play ""Irene."

After nine years of work, Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" was published in 1755; it had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship." This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of William Shakespeare's plays, and the widely read tale Rasselas. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in "A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland." Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential "Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets," a collection of biographies and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets.

Johnson had a tall and robust figure, but his odd gestures and tics were confusing to some on their first encounter with him. Boswell's "Life," along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition not defined or diagnosed in the 18th century. After a series of illnesses he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognised as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and even as the only great critic of English literature.

Publisher: Printed by H. Goldney
City: London
Year: 1788
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: "The Adventurer" was a bi-weekly periodical that ran from From November, 1752 to March of 1754. It consisted of unsigned essays on topical or moral subjects by John Hawkesworth, Samuel Johnson (whose essays are noted with a T at the end), Joseph Warton and others.

This is "a new edition," of this work, complete in four leatherbound volumes, each containing an engraved frontispiece.

Condition / Notes: This antique full-leather set shows light external wear, concentrated at the extremities. The first volume has a separated front board, with cracked hinges to the third and fourth volumes. The books have marbled endpapers and an engraved frontispiece in each volume. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting.
Lot 5005

$225

Book Details: This lot consists of the "Second Restraining Act of 1775" shown in the corresponding images.

"An Act to Restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies of New Jersey, Pensylvania [sic], Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Islands in the West Indies, Under Certain Conditions and Limitations" was the Second Restraining Act of Parliament (the First covered New England). In April, 1775, after news reached London that colonies outside of New England had joined the rebellion, this second act was passed by Parliament. The Second Act was published by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, London, 1775. The Act is also known as the Trade Act 1775 (c 18).

Under this act, no goods were to be shipped to those colonies except from Great Britain until "Peace and Obedience to the Laws had been restored in those colonies." This restraint on trade with the American colonies was one of the main causes leading to the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution.

The text features a decorative initial and headpiece.

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Condition / Notes: This work is bound in marbled paper wrappers, which are well preserved. The binding is sound. The pages exhibit age toning and a small amount of light foxing. Some of the page edges are brittle.

This chapter has been collated and appears complete. It consists of pages 463 – 472.
Lot 5006

$150

Book Details: This lot consists of the Easton Press deluxe editions of Peterson field guides shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Moths," "Birds of Texas and Adjacent States," and "Birds' Nests of 520 Species Found Breeding in the United States West of the Mississippi River."These volumes are bound in blue or red leather, with gilt lettering and decoration to the covers and spines, gilt page edges, and ribbon bookmarks.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes are well-preserved, with some displaying light soiling to exteriors or fading to spine lettering. These volumes contain ex-libris bookplates.
Lot 5007

$70

Title: Esope en belle humeur, ou derniere traduction, et augmentation de ses fables en prose, et en vers.
Author: Aesop - Aesop was a Greek writer credited with a number of popular fables. Older spellings of his name have included Esop(e) and Isope. Although his existence remains uncertain and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. In many of the tales, animals speak and have human characteristics.

Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. A later tradition (dating from the Middle Ages) depicts Aesop as a black Ethiopian. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2500 years have included several works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs.
Publisher: Francois Foppens
City: Brussels
Year: 1700
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This two-volume full leather set in French is lavishly illustrated with engraved illustrations, including a frontispiece in the first volume and a vignette on both title pages.
Condition / Notes: These full-leather volumes with cracked hinges show stamped gilt ornamentation and lettering on the spines. The books feature marbled edges and endpapers. The text blocks are solid. The pages show light to moderate toning and scattered foxing. The engraved frontispieces, vignettes, and other illustrations show well.
Lot 5008

$140

Title: Handboek voor de kennis van den scheepsbow, voornamelijk met het oog op het amerikaansche stelsel , naar de geschriften van John W. Griffiths en andere bronnen
Author: H. W. Schokker
Publisher: Gebroeders Kraay
City: Amsterdam
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10.25" Height: 13"
Book Details: "The Dutch Griffiths." The text volume is a handbook on shipbuilding based on the designs of American naval architect John W. Griffiths (1809-1882). The volume includes scaled plans on the American clippers Manitowoc, Sylvia, Yacht America, Empire State, Herald of the Morning, Red Jacket and other clippers such as the Great Republic, Lightning and Sea Witch. The atlas volume contains 69 plans. Both volumes display gilt pictorial designs of ships on the front covers, as well as blind-stamped ornamentation.
Condition / Notes: The boards of the text volume are separating, and the boards of the plan volume are detached. Both volumes exhibit significant toning to the rear board, and significant loss to the spine covers--with the plan volume lacking almost the entirety of the spine cover. The interior of the plan volume is foxed, and the interior of the text volume displays scattered foxing.
Lot 5009

$300

Title: Physical and Chemical Essays
Author: Torbern Bergman - Torbern Olof Bergman (KVO) was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist noted for his 1775 "Dissertation on Elective Attractions," containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. Bergman was the first chemist to use the A, B, C, etc., system of notation for chemical species (Information courtesy of Wikipedia).


Translor: Edmund Cullen
Publisher: Printed for J. Murray
City: London
Year: 1788
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This antique two-volume set contains writings on "aerial acid," "analysis of waters," "the Acidulous spring in the Parish of Denmark," "the preparation of alum," "forms of crystals," "siliceous earth," "the earth of gems," "nickel," and "arsenic," among many others. A third volume for this set was published in 1791.

This set is bound in full leather, re-backed with gilt lettering and ruling, as well as red leather spine labels. The text is adorned with folding plates and charts.
Condition / Notes: The exterior of these volumes display scuffing and rubbing, as well as minor insect damage to the rear covers. The bindings are firm. A previous owner's signatures are present to the front flyleaves of both volumes. Mild toning can be seen concentrated to the edges of the endpapers. The interiors of both volumes are generally clean and bright, with one or two lightly penciled annotations in the margins. The folding plates and tables are well preserved.

Both volumes have been collated and are complete. There are two fold-out tables and two numbered plates. Pencil markings are apparent on pages 325 and 495-501 of the second volume. There are ink markings on page 493. There are two fold-out, numbered plates in this volume. In both volumes, blank pages at the rear display penciled marginalia.
Lot 5010

$25

Details: This lot consists of the antique United States Congressional made during the 1860s in regard to the Dakota Territory and other topics. documents shown in the corresponding images.

This is a collection of approximately 10 documents recording Memorials, Messages, and Reports relating to the development of the Territory of Dakota during the 1860s. They include a debate concerning who is the legitimate representative of the territory (Jayne vs. Todd), a treaty between the Sioux and Minnesota regarding passage through Sioux lands to gold fields farther West, a proposal to establish a fort in the Dakota Territory and another to establish a railroad.

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Condition / Notes: These antique congressional documents, printed in Washington by the Congressional Printing Office between 1860 and 1868, show some light age toning and tattering. The documents are disbound, with some related pages still attached to one another.
Lot 5011

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of approximately 31 Congressional documents from the 1870s, relating to the Dakota Territory and adjacent states and regions, shown in the corresponding images.

These documents record letters, memorials, messages, reports and resolutions relating to the development of the Territory of Dakota. They include a debate concerning a Canadian settlement in the Minnesota territory, discussion of who would serve as representative of the Dakota territory (Burleigh vs. Armstrong), a proposal for a telegraph, records of geological exploration in the Black Hills, a treaty negotiation concerning the Black Hills, a report on military activities, and several reports on the great Grasshopper Plague (1873-77) throughout the region.

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Condition / Notes: This collection of documents, measuring 6" by 9", is disbound. Many of the pages are loose or shaken. Occasional pencil markings are present to the pages. Many pages display edge wear, and some display edge tears.
Lot 5012

$90

Title: Tagebuch der Kameradschaft Norkus
Author: Gerhard Mondt
Publisher: Traditions=Verlag Kolk & Co.
City: Berlin
Year: 1937
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 104 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This is a work of Nazi propaganda devoted to Herbert Norkus (26 July 1916 – 24 January 1932 in Berlin), a Hitler Youth member who was murdered by German Communists. He became a role model and martyr for the Hitler Youth and was widely used in Nazi propaganda, most prominently as the subject of novel and film "Hitler Youth Quex."

This volume has been rebound in leatherette with stamped white lettering to spine (including the number 53 at the foot of the spine) and color pastedown to the front cover. This work contains a map and a number of photographs illustrating the life of Herbert Norkus, as well as Nazi rallies and ceremonies intended to commemorate his "martyrdom."
Condition / Notes: The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The pages are mildly toned, and are otherwise clean and without markings.
Lot 5013

$10

Title: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated out of the Original Greek; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: W. A. Leary
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1847
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Pages 11-288
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: This 1847 Philadelphia printing of the New Testament is a translation from the Greek version.
Condition / Notes: This antique full-leather Bible has a separated front board and moderate external wear. The pages show moderate toning and foxing, with occasional pencil marginalia.
Lot 5014

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the epistolary literature from the Hudson's Bay Record Society shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot are two copies of "Eden Colville's Letters: 1849-1852," with one labeled as copy number 1036. Also present is "Letters From Hudson Bay 1703-40," labeled as copy number 2189 out of a limited run of volumes "issued only to subscribers to the Hudson's Bay Record Society."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including minimal bumping and mild rubbing. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5015

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique books on the history of Canada shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are the author-signed copy of "The McLoughlin Empire and its Rulers," "Down East," and "Along Quebec Highways."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including cracked hinges, rubbing, and foxing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.

Lot 5016

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the small-format Italian emblem book, "Emblemata Amatoria" by G. Camerarius [c. 1627]. The volume is bound in full vellum, and contains the "exploits of Cupid," illustrated in 74 engravings by Crispin de Passe the Younger (1597-1670).

Emblem books are collections of allegorical illustrations. These books, popular in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, contained woodcuts or engravings with explanatory text--typically morals or poems. These emblems were meant to impart a moral lesson on the reader, subject to the reader's interpretation (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Condition / Notes: This volume measures 4.25" by 3". The book lacks its title page as well as pages 5/6, 15/16, 137/138, and 191/192. The vellum exterior displays toning and soiling. The binding is sound. A previous owner's signature is present to the front paste-down, and the armorial bookplate of Bibliotheque Schorsch is present to the verso of the front flyleaf. The interior of the volume displays scattered soiling, foxing, and moisture markings. Page 193 displays a large tear, and occasional edge tears are visible to other pages. Ink annotations appear on the verso of the last page of text.

This volume has been collated. It contains 78 illustrations. The numbered pages begin with “3” and end with “201.” The volume lacks pages 6/7, 15/16, and 137/138, with pagination as follows: 3, (unreadable), (unreadable), 8, 9, 10-13, 14, 17-135, 136, 139, 140. Page 166 reads “169.” Pencil markings are visible on the first blank page (opposite the front cover) and page 26. Pages 7/8 and 9/10 display tears in the center of the page. The margin of page 155 also displays a tear.
Lot 5017

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique books on theology and church history shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Bunyan's Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners," "Churches and Sects of Christendom," and "Joseph H. Kennard, D. D.: A Memorial."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including detaching/detached boards/pages, moisture markings, and edge wear. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5018

$225

Title: Recueil d'emblemes, devises, medailles, et figures hieroglyphiques, au nombre de plus de douze cent, avec leurs explications.
Author: Nicolas Verrien - Nicolas Verrien (also spelled Nicolas Verien) was a French designer who drew monograms. He was active between 1685–1724. His monograms were used by artists ranging from goldsmiths to painters, locksmiths and sculptors. The artist Gérard Edelinck created a portrait of Verrien. Works by Verrien are held in the collection of the Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum.
Publisher: Claude Jombert
City: Paris
Year: 1724
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 62, 62 p., [2] l., 16 p., [1]., 153, 24, 17 p. illus.
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: First published in 1685, under title "Livre curieux et utile pour les sçavans, et artistes," this is a collection of different kinds of emblems beginning with symbolic figures, then alphabetic ornaments in varying complexity, and finally, warlike crests.

This volume has been collated and appears complete. It contains a frontispiece and a total of six sections. The first three are Explication de la Planche (numbered 1-62), Explication Alphabetique (numbered 1-16), and Table Alphabetique (numbered 1-24). The three remaining sections contain only illustrations. “Emblemes ed Devises” consists of 62 illustrated pages. “Alphabeta De Chiffres Simples Doubles et Triples Fleuronez et Medaillea Hieroglyphiques” contains 153 illustrated pages. There are 17 illustrated pages within “Supports et Cimiera Pour Les Ornemens Des Armea.”

Emblem books are collections of allegorical illustrations. These books, popular in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, contained woodcuts or engravings with explanatory text--typically morals or poems. These emblems were meant to impart a moral lesson on the reader, subject to the reader's interpretation (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Condition / Notes: This antique full-leather volume has cracked hinges and stamped gilt ornamentation on the spine. The text block is shaken. The pages and engraved plates show light to moderate age toning and scattered foxing concentrated in the margins.
Lot 5019

$60

Book Details: This lot consists of the estate literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Where There's Smoke," "Rudolph and Amina," and "The Naked and the Dead."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5020

$20

Title: H Kainh Diath'kh. Novum Testamentum Graecum.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Robert Stephan
Publisher: Impensis Towar et Hogan
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1829
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 369 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This is an American edition of the New Testament in Greek.
Condition / Notes: This antique full-leather volume has a cracked front hinge and moderate external rubbing/scuffing. The text block is solid. The pages show light age toning and scattered foxing.
Lot 5021

$130

Title: Zonken der Liefde Jezus, Van het God begeerende Zielen-Vuur: Zynde Bloempjes der Zalige Hoop, tot verheugelykheid der Wandelaars, langs den Weg, na Vreden-Ryk. Een behelzing van vyftig Zinne-beelden, met hunne daar op speelende, verzen, en heilige Spreuken.
Author: Jan Luyken - Johannes, or Jan, Luyken was a Dutch poet, illustrator and engraver. He illustrated the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror with 104 copper etchings. Thirty of these plates survive and are part of The Mirror of the Martyrs exhibit. He also published Het Menselyk Bedryf ("The Book of Trades") in 1694, which contains numerous engravings, by Luiken and his son Caspar (Caspaares), of 17th century trades.
Publisher: By Gerrit de Groot en Zoon
City: Amsterdam
Year: 1763
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 212 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: This eighteenth-century Dutch emblem book is bound in full vellum, with title handwritten on the spine. The text is adorned with an engraved frontispiece, and is profusely illustrated with engraved vignettes. Each vignette is accompanied by a title, Bible verse, and poem.

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Condition / Notes: This volume displays minor external wear, with rubbing and a few spots of soiling visible to the vellum. The vellum on the back cover is very slightly rippled. The binding is sound, with bookplates on the front and rear paste-downs. A few pencil notes are also present on the endpapers and the list of works by Luyken at the rear. The interior is generally clean and bright, with a few spots of foxing.
Lot 5022

$375

Title: Liber emblematum D. Andrae Alciati, nunc denuo collatis exemplaribus multo castigatior quam unquam antehac editus.
Author: Andrea Alciato - Andrea Alciato (8 May 1492 – 12 January 1550), commonly known as Alciati (Andreas Alciatus), was an Italian jurist and writer. He is regarded as the founder of the French school of legal humanists. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Nicolas Bassee
City: Frankfurt am Main
Year: 1580
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 360/130 pages plus 13-page index
Width: 3.75" Height: 6"
Book Details: This full-vellum emblem book contains 217 proverbs in Latin and German, many of which are illustrated. The introduction is in German, while the index is bi-lingual.

Usually known simply as the Emblemata, the first emblem book appeared in Augsburg (Germany) in 1531 under the title "Viri Clarissimi D. Andreae Alciati Iurisconsultiss. Mediol. Ad D. Chonradum Peutingerum Augustanum, Iurisconsultum Emblematum Liber." Produced by the publisher Heinrich Steyner, the unauthorized first print edition was compiled from a manuscript of Latin poems which the Italian jurist Andrea Alciato had dedicated to his friend Conrad Peutinger and circulated to his acquaintances.

The word "emblemata" is simply the plural of the Greek word "emblema", meaning a piece of inlay or mosaic, or an ornament; in his preface to Peutinger, Alciato describes his emblems as a learned recreation, a pastime for humanists steeped in classical culture.
The Emblemata grew to include over 200 individual emblems and appeared in hundreds of editions.

Condition / Notes: This antique full-vellum volume shows some separation along the spine and scattered insect holes in the covers, with one tiny hole on the front cover extending through the introductory pages. The rear hinge is cracked. The text block is solid. The title page is in red and black with a vignette and a library perforated stamp. The pages show light age toning and scattered foxing. The numerous emblem illustrations show well.

This volume has been collated. It contains 133 engraved vignettes.
Lot 5023

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible American history and reference books shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "History of Travel in America" by S. Dunbar, "Early American Inns and Taverns" by Elise Lathrop, Volumes I and II of "La Fayette" by Brand Whitlock, and "Between Friends/Entire Arms," a book of photography about Americans and Canadians living near the international border.

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Condition / Notes: These vintage, antique, and collectible volumes show well, with some light age/wear indicators. "Early American Inns and Taverns" includes its original dust jacket. Many volumes include plates and other illustrations.
Lot 5024

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique books on true crime, policing, and the penal system shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are the author-signed edition of "From the District Attorney's Office," the limited edition copy of "Contempts by Publication" (923 of 1000), and "Boston Murders."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including moisture markings, wear to dust jackets, and detaching/detached boards. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5025

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique reference books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Tools and Toys of Stitchery," "Indian Basketry and How to Make Indian and Other Baskets," and Volumes I and II of "A Manual of Dyeing."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including detaching/detached boards, pages, and spine covers; foxing; and wear to dust jackets. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5026

$60

Title: All Quiet on the Western Front
Author: Erich Maria Remarque - Erich Maria Remarque (22 June 1898 – 25 September 1970), born Erich Paul Remark, was a German novelist who created many works about the terror of war. His best known novel "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1928), about German soldiers in the First World War, was made into an Oscar-winning movie. His book made him an enemy of the Nazis, who burned many of his works.
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1929
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 291 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This lot consists of the stated first printing of "All Quiet on the Western Front," bound in grey cloth with red and black stamped lettering to the front cover and spine. "The top edge of the text block is tinted red. Two articles about the book and the author are tipped in to the front of the volume.

"All Quiet on the Western Front" describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during World War I, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Condition / Notes: The exterior of this volume displays scattered soiling, and the spine is slightly faded. The front hinge of the volume is cracked, and the text block is beginning to crack between pp. 187-188. A few spots of foxing are visible to the pages, as well as offsetting on page 268-269 where a card was laid in. The volume is otherwise internally clean and bright.
Lot 5027

$15

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique history of Britain books shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include an author-signed edition of "A Lady's Child" by Enid Starkie (in dust jacket), "Scotland Yet: An Oration on Sir William Wallace and Scottish Freedom" by Reverend James Barr, "The Colonising Activities of the English Puritans," and others.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5028

$55

Title: Reports of Explorations and Surveys, To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railrod from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854 - uncredited author
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Thomas H. Ford, Printer
City: Washington
Year: 1860
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: 358 pages plus 41 pages of appendices, 70 plates, 2 folding maps
Width: 9.25" Height: 12"
Book Details: This is the first book only of the twelfth volume of this exploration series, the "Narrative and Final Report of Explorations for a Route for a Pacific Railroad . . . from St. Paul to Puget Sound. By Isaac I. Stevens, Governor of Washington Territory." The work is lavishly illustrated with color lithographic plates and a folding map.

The Pacific Railroad Surveys (1853–1855) consisted of a series of explorations of the American West to find possible routes for a transcontinental railroad across North America. The expeditions included surveyors, scientists, and artists and resulted in an immense body of data covering at least 400,000 square miles (1,000,000 km2) on the American West. "These volumes... constitute probably the most important single contemporary source of knowledge on Western geography and history and their value is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of many beautiful plates in color of scenery, native inhabitants, fauna and flora of the Western country." Published by the United States War Department from 1855 to 1860, the surveys contained significant material on natural history, including many illustrations of reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. In addition to describing the route, these surveys also reported on the geology, zoology, botany, paleontology of the land as well as provided ethnographic descriptions of the Native peoples encountered during the surveys. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown quarter-leather with marbled paper covers. The hinges are cracked. The spine cover is separated from the volume. The text block is solid. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light to moderate foxing, mostly in the margins. The color plates and maps show well.
Lot 5029

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible art auction catalogues shown in the corresponding images.

Included are nine Sotheby's and Sotheby Parke Bernet "Art at Auction" volumes, all hardbound in dust jackets with a mixture of color and black-and-white photographs. Also present is a "Christie's Review of the Season 1982" and a Bloomsbury catalogue of "Decorative American Prints, Maps & Atlases (26 January 2009)."

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Condition / Notes: These collectible catalogues are in pleasing condition, with some signs of light external wear. Most of the volumes feature dust jackets, a few of which show edge wear. The pages and their images are clean and bright.
Lot 5030

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique leather-bound theology books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Improvement of the Mind" by Isaac Watts, "New Manual of Private Devotions," and two volumes of "An History of the Christian Church."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including detaching/detached boards, soiling, and rubbing. Please note that one of the volumes in this lot displays signs of burning at the top edge. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5031

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique theology books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Daily Food for Christians," which is a miniature volume; "Sketch of the Life of Captain Hedley Vicars"; and "Stenographic Report of the Great 'Liberal' Trial in the Covenanter Synod of 1891."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including foxing, detaching/detached boards, moisture markings, and ink markings. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
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