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Lot 4001

$425

Title: British Wild Flowers
Author: Jane Loudon - Jane Wells Webb Loudon was an English author and early pioneer of science fiction. She wrote before the term was invented, and was discussed for a century as if she wrote Gothic fiction, or fantasy or horror. She also created the first popular gardening manuals, as opposed to specialist horticultural works, and contributed to the work of her husband, John Claudius Loudon. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: William Smith
City: London
Year: 1846
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/311 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: Jane Loudon first began her series of popular botanical works in 1838 with the intention of alleviating the debt incurred by her husband, the renowned botanist, gardener, and horticultural writer John Loudon, whom she met after the publication of her best-selling novel The Mummy, Tales for the Twenty Second Century. Having had no prior training in botany, she first learned about horticulture after her marriage, when she assisted her husband with his Encyclopedia of Gardening (1834). Taking a less traditional and more generally accessible approach to the subject, Loudon published her first gardening book, "Instructions in Gardening for Ladies," in 1838. She followed this with a series of five titles, including the present work.

"Loudon developed a simple formula for [her] works, combining a brief text with charming illustrations, an arrangement that appealed to her audience. For each plant a brief botanical description was provided, including its common name in English, its order and genus ... some historical notes, and instructions regarding its cultivation ... The illustrations to "British Wild Flowers" are enormously attractive" (Oak Spring Flora).
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of Mrs. Loudon's celebrated "British Wild Flowers." The first edition of this work is greatly preferred over the later editions, as it is superior in terms of the quality of the hand colouring and printing of the plates.
Nissen 1233; Tomasi, Oak Spring Flora 55

This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped olive green cloth, with a rebacked spine and outside corners displaying archival repair. The original spine cover has been reattached. The book shows external wear, with light soiling to the covers and a small moisture stain to the upper outside corner of the rear cover. The binding is beginning to crack between preliminary pages. The volume has new endpapers. The antique bookplate of Henry Lomax Gaskell appears on the front pastedown, with that of George H. Sargent on the front flyleaf. The lightly age-toned pages and plates exhibit scattered (light) foxing.

The sixty hand coloured plates depict some 350 species of flowering "British plants which are at once common and ornamental, as it is intended principally for the use of Ladies taking country walks, who may wish to know the names of flowers they meet with in the fields and hedgerows, and some particulars respecting them" (publisher's advertisement).
Lot 4002

$1800

Title: Le petit prince
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, Count de Saint-Exupery was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award. He is best remembered for his novella "The Little Prince" ("Le Petit Prince") and for his lyrical aviation writings, including "Wind, Sand and Stars" and "Night Flight."

Saint-Exupery was a successful commercial pilot before World War II, working airmail routes in Europe, Africa and South America. At the outbreak of war, he joined the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air), flying reconnaissance missions until France's armistice with Germany in 1940. After being demobilised from the French Air Force, he travelled to the United States to persuade its government to enter the war against Nazi Germany. Following a 27-month hiatus in North America, during which he wrote three of his most important works, he joined the Free French Air Force in North Africa, although he was far past the maximum age for such pilots and in declining health. He disappeared over the Mediterranean on his last assigned reconnaissance mission in July 1944, and is believed to have died at that time.

Prior to the war, Saint-Exupery had achieved fame in France as an aviator. His literary works – among them "The Little Prince," translated into over 250 languages and dialects – posthumously boosted his stature to national hero status in France. He earned further widespread recognition with international translations of his other works. His 1939 philosophical memoir "Terre des hommes" became the name of a major international humanitarian group, and was also used to create the central theme ("Terre des hommes—Man and His World") of the most successful world's fair of the 20th century, Expo 67 in Montreal, Canada. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock
City: New York
Year: 1943
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 91 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first printing of this classic work, with the black crow present on page 63.

This volume is bound in brown cloth, with dark brown lettering stamped on the spine and front cover. A pictorial design showing the title character appears over the title on the front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and bright. This work contains water color illustrations by the author. The intact illustrated dust jacket, with price of $2.00 on the front flap, exhibits light shelfwear, displaying only some darkening at the spine and edges.
Lot 4003

$175

Title: The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin; Consisting of His Life, Written by Himself. Together with Humourous, Moral, and Literary Essays, Chiefly in the Manner of The Spectator. Among Which Are Several Not Inserted in Any American Edition
Author: Benjamin Franklin - Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of historian Henry Steele Commager, "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."
Publisher: Publlished by E. Duyckinck
City: New York
Year: 1807
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 295 pages plus 2 pages of table of contents
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This full-leather volume has a detaching front board, with rear board slightly bowed. The covers display mild rubbing. The gilt-lettered red leather spine label exhibits very minor chipping. The final leaves and rear flyleaf have been excised. The rear pastedown has some moisture markings. The pages show scattered foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author.
Lot 4004

$450

Title: The Costume of Turkey, Illustrated by a Series of Engravings; With Descriptions in English and French
Author: J. Dadley, Octavien Dalvimart, William Alexander, William Poole
Publisher: Printed for William Miller by Howlett and Brimmer
City: London
Year: 1804
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 134 pages plus 57 plates
Width: 11.25" Height: 14.75"
Book Details: This is a classic work on the costume of the Ottoman Empire.

The subjects covered are quite wide-ranging but centered on the inhabitants of Constantinople and those who were visiting the capital city: a "Sultana", "Officers of the Grand Signior", "Turkish woman of Constantinople", "Turkish woman in provincial dress". Dalvimart does make occasional forays out into the provincial areas of the empire: included are images of an "Albanian", an "Egyptian Arab", a "Bedouin Arab", a "Dervise [sic.] of Syria", an "Armenian", a "Bosniac" as well as a number of fine plates of the female costume of the Greek Islands (which are much admired in the text). "The Drawings, from which ... [the] plates have been engraved, were made on the spot ... [in about 1798] by Monsieur Dalvimart, and may be depended upon for their correctness. They have been accurately attended to in the progress of the engraving; and each impression has been carefully coloured according to the original drawing, that the fidelity of them might not be impaired" (Preface). Abbey points out that the informative text is attributed to William Alexander in the British Library catalogue.

Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in contemporary red straight-grained morocco, with the covers elaborately panelled in gilt and blind, and the spine in five compartments with stamped gilt lettering repeat decoration in gold. The boards are detached. The covers show rubbing and scuffing. The spine cover displays minor loss at the top and fraying at the bottom edge. The text block has gilt edges. This volume has brown endpapers. A small printed paper label of S. H. Goetzel & Co., Booksellers and Stationers of Mobile, Alabama, appears in the lower right corner of the front pastedown. The title page and following preliminary pages have creasing at the upper left corner, with the title page also displaying taping. The pages exhibit scattered foxing, with offsetting on pages opposite plates. Some chipping, with minor loss, can be seen at the outside corners of the first pages. This work is illustrated with a letterpress title page with a hand-colored stipple-engraved vignette, 57 (of 60) hand-coloured stipple-engraved plates by J. Dadley or William Poole after Octavien Dalvimart. This volume lacks plates #1, 7, and 45; Plates #31 and 32 are transposed; Plate #11 is unnumbered. Plates 9 and 10 are presented together.

This work has parallel titles and text in French and English.


Cf. Abbey Travel II,370; Atabey 314; cf. Colas I, 782; cf. Lipperheide I, Lb37; cf. Lowndes I, p.530; cf. Vinet 2337.
Lot 4005

$250

Details: This lot consists of the 18th-century original blank New York City liquor license shown in the corresponding images.

An unrecorded printed blank form for a retail alcohol sales license in New York City, produced for the Mayor's office during the first two decades of New York printing. The final lines of the form date the printing to the reign of Queen Anne (1702-14), during which time William Bradford was the only working printer in New York.

William Bradford (1663-1752) was the "pioneering printer of the English middle colonies" (DAB) - the first in both Pennsylvania and New York. He originally settled in Pennsylvania, where he began operating a printing press in 1685 and a bookstore in 1688. Various controversies led to significant legal hassles there, including the temporary seizure of his types and paper in 1692, and in 1693 Bradford answered a call to come to New York and print the acts of assembly and other official papers for the colonial council. No records have been found locating an alcohol license form printed in New York earlier than the present document, making this the first known example of its kind.

[DAB II, pp.563-64.]

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Condition / Notes: This antique document exhibits light foxing and some age toning, heavier at the edges. The piece measures approximately 7.25" by 11.5".
Lot 4006

$700

Title: Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress, Held at Philadelphia, May 10, 1775. Published by Order of the Congress.
Author: [Second Continental Congress] - The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the summer of 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that, soon after warfare, declared that the American Revolutionary War had begun. It succeeded the First Continental Congress, which met between September 5, 1774 and October 26, 1774, also in Philadelphia. The second Congress managed the colonial war effort, and moved incrementally towards independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. By raising armies, directing strategy, appointing diplomats, and making formal treaties such as the Olive Branch Petition, the Congress acted as the de facto national government of what became the United States.

When the Second Continental Congress came together on May 10, 1775 it was, in effect, a reconvening of the First Continental Congress. Many of the same 56 delegates who attended the first meeting were in attendance at the second, and the delegates appointed the same president (Peyton Randolph) and secretary (Charles Thomson). Notable new arrivals included Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and John Hancock of Massachusetts.Within two weeks, Randolph was summoned back to Virginia to preside over the House of Burgesses; he was replaced in the Virginia delegation by Thomas Jefferson, who arrived several weeks later. Henry Middleton was elected as president to replace Randolph, but he declined. Hancock was elected president on May 24.

Delegates from twelve of the Thirteen Colonies were present when the Second Continental Congress convened. Georgia had not participated in the First Continental Congress and did not initially send delegates to the Second Continental Congress. On May 13, 1775, Lyman Hall was admitted as a delegate from the Parish of St. John's in the Colony of Georgia, not as a delegate from the colony itself. On July 4, 1775, revolutionary Georgians held a Provincial Congress to decide how to respond to the American Revolution, and that congress decided on July 8 to send delegates to the Continental Congress. They arrived on July 20. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Re-Printed for J. Almon
City: London
Year: 1776
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 200 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This journal records the transactions of Congress for the period from May 10 to Aug. 1, 1775. It includes, among other items, the draft of the address of the Congress to the Six Confederated Indian Nations stating the grievances against Britain, the "Declaration . . . setting forth the causes and necessities of their taking up Arms," the rules and regulations of the Continental Army, the appointment of Washington as commander in chief, the Olive Branch Petition, etc.

[AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-151b. HOWES J264. SABIN 15543.]

Condition / Notes: This antique volume has been rebound in blue quarter-leather with marbled paper covers and stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine. The exterior shows light shelf wear. The binding is sound.

A former owner's bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. Institutional markings in pencil appear on the front flyleaf. This volume includes a half-title page. The text block is clean with very light age toning. Page numbers 159 through 168 are repeated. This volume has been collated and all pages are present. Text is numerated to 200 but actually has 210 due to the duplication of the page numbers.
Lot 4007

$55

Details: This lot consists of the vintage protest poster shown in the corresponding image(s).

The dimensions of this artwork are approximately 19" x 22". The image is screenprinted on vertically-oriented tractor-feed computer printer paper. At each side are 3/8" strips containing large perforations 1/2" apart, each attached by a line of small perforations. The main image, entirely in blue ink, is a spread eagle behind a shield bearing three stars and several stripes. To each side are stylized olive branches. Above this, from the top down, are five blue stars on a white background, the variable-sized word in blue on white "Americans," then in blue text on a white background, the word "Want." Below the eagle is the word in large block letters, "PEACE." The entire design is surrounded by a blue border with rounded corners. Below the lower right corner is the number "4973."

The poster shown in this lot comes from the estate of writer, activist, and collector Michael Rossman (1939-2008). Mr. Rossman was a key figure in the Berkeley Free Speech movement. In 1977 he began the "All of Us or None" (a title derived from the poem "Keiner oder alle" by German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht) archival project to document modern American progressivism through its posters. The collection eventually grew to approximately 24,500 pieces; following his death, his family donated the collection to the Oakland Museum of California, which created the exhibition documented in Lincoln Cushing's book "All of Us or None" (Berkeley: Heyday, 2012).

According to counterculture lore, protesters often found themselves short of paper for their artwork. Since many of them worked day jobs, they often "liberated" computer paper from their employers.

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Condition / Notes: The back of this piece displays dot-matrix printing from an unknown corporate entity. The poster shows signs of age/wear including misplaced ink, small tears, discoloration from unknown substances, and punctures from staples at the corners. The perforation dividing the two sheets of computer paper is intact, but fragile. Extreme care in moving this piece is urged.
Lot 4008

$1000

Title: A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World with a Special Map of Each of the United States, Plans of Cities, etc. Comprehended in Seventy Five Sheets and Forming a Series of One Hundred and Seventeen Maps, Plans and Sections
Author: S. Augustus Mitchell - Samuel Augustus Mitchell was an American geographer. S.Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell worked as a teacher before turning to publish geography textbooks and maps. Sales of his 24 works reached an annual sale of over 400,000 copies.
Publisher: Published by S. A. Mitchell
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1846
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 15" Height: 18"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of this landmark atlas, beautifully illustrated with a title page engraving, depicting the first landing of Columbus, and numbered hand-colored lithographed maps.

This antique half-leather atlas has detached boards and a fragmented and partially separated gilt-lettered spine cover. The front flyleaf displays a closed tear measuring approximately 4 inches at the bottom edge. Rectangular portions at the bottom margin of both the frontispiece and the title page, measuring about 4" x 3", have been excised. A number of the maps have detached and show chipping, with minor loss at the edges and corners. These brightly colored maps display toning concentrated at the edges. The maps themselves are clean and without markings. The frontispiece offers an illustrated chart featuring the "Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World." This atlas has a total of 72 colored numbered plates. Plates #12-18 inclusive are totally detached; plates #49 has an excision in the bottom margin very marginally affecting the map, and map # 71 also has an excision at the bottom with a greater impact, with very minor loss of content.
Lot 4009

$800

Title: Voyage a la Louisiane, et sur le continent de l'Amerique septentrionale, fait dans les annees 1794 a 1798; Contenant un Tableau historique de la Louisiane, des observations sur son climat, ses riches productions, le caractere et le nom des Sauvages; des remarques importantes sur la navigation; des principes d'administration, de legislation et de gouvernement propres a cette Colonie, etc. etc.
Author: Louis N. Baudry Des Lozieres
Publisher: Dentu
City: Paris
Year: 1829
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii plus 382 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: One of the classic early views of Louisiana at the beginning of the 19th century. It has been suggested that this work was written when it was first thought that Louisiana would be returned to France, in an effort to demonstrate its importance as a colony. While less a work of personal observation than a collection of contemporary data and reports, the text includes some discussion of Texas, the resident Indian tribes and their languages, and accounts of slavery and colonial administration.

[WAGNER-CAMP 1a. FIELD 99. CLARK II:76. HOWES B243. MONAGHAN 149. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 319. STREETER SALE 1571. ]

Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in contemporary three-quarter leather with marbled paper covers. A leather spine label with stamped gilt lettering shows some loss. Rubbing and chipping are evident to the corners and the edge of the spine as well as the surface of the spine cover. The binding is sound.

The bookplates of a former owner are affixed to the front pastedown, and institutional markings in pencil appear on the front flyleaf and rear pastedown. An elaborate, well-preserved fold-out map of the Louisiana territory appears between the half-title and title pages. The pages are clean with light age toning. Some darkening appears in the margins of the endpapers. This volume has been collated, and all pages are present.
Lot 4010

$600

Title: Seventh Report of the Forest, Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1902
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 534 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. The book shows light soiling to the covers. The binding is cracked at the copyright page and at the rear hinge, with binding beginning to detach at the rear. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with 34 color plates depicting fish, wildlife, foliage, insects and birds, with contributions by illustrators Louis Agassiz Fuertes and Joutel, as well as 66 b&w photographic plates and textual illustrations. Also present is a green-cloth portfolio with 80 loose color plates.
Lot 4012

$130

Title: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Author: Ernest Miller Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are classics of American literature.

Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school, he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home within the year; his wartime experiences became the basis for his novel “A Farewell to Arms.” In 1922, Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there, he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the "Lost Generation". His first novel, ”The Sun Also Rises,” was published in 1926.

After divorcing Hadley Richardson in 1927, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced following Hemingway's return from covering the Spanish Civil War, after which he wrote “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. During the war, he was present during the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.

Shortly after the publication of “The Old Man and the Sea” in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and '40s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1940
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 471 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "For Whom the Bell Tolls" is a novel by Ernest Hemingway published in 1940. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As a dynamiter, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia. The novel is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works, along with "The Sun Also Rises," "The Old Man and the Sea," and "A Farewell to Arms."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of Hemingway's Spanish Civil War novel, with letter "A" on copyright page.

This volume is bound in publisher's full oatmeal boards, with black lettering on the red panels on the spine and the author's stamped facsimile signature on the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and without markings. The intact dust jacket displays very light shelfwear. The intact jacket, with the price of $2.75 on the front flap, exhibits wear, with small tears along the edges and a white label, with the author's last name, to the bottom of the spine. The front flap displays minor loss at the fore edge and a closed tear to a portion of the text (without affecting legibility). This is a second-issue dust jacket, with the photo credit stating "Photograph by Arnold - Sun Valley," under the photo of Hemingway on the rear panel.
Lot 4013

$100

Title: The Waves - Virginia Woolf
Author: Virginia Woolf - Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.
During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels "Mrs Dalloway" (1925), "To the Lighthouse" (1927) and "Orlando" (1928), and the book-length essay "A Room of One's Own" (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
City: New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 297 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This represents a scarce first edition of this work by Virginia Woolf. The volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine. Moderate external wear consists of sunning and age toning to the spine and covers. This book is slightly cocked. The binding is sound. The endpapers show moderate age toning. The text block is clean with mild age toning. The first edition notice is stated on the copyright page.
Lot 4014

$70

Title: History of the City of Troy, from the Expulsion of the Mohegan Indians to the Present Centennial Year of the Independence of the United States of America, 1876
Author: A. J. Weise
Publisher: William H. Young
City: Troy, New York
Year: 1876
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 400 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a first edition of this work. This antique volume is bound in leather with raised bands and a black leather spine label with stamped gilt lettering (showing some loss). It shows moderate external wear, including scuffing and rubbing to the covers and spine, loss to the spine label, and more intense rubbing to the edges of the covers and spine. The front hinge is cracked. Pencil notation appears on the front flyleaf. The text block is sound. Marginal discoloration appears on the endpapers and index pages. The interior is otherwise clean with mild age toning. Many well-preserved fold-out maps, including a fold-out frontispiece, are present, as well as plates depicting landmarks of the city of Troy.
Lot 4015

$45

Title: Characteristics of British Palaces, in the Olden Time
Author: Joseph Nash - Joseph Nash was an English watercolor painter and lithographer, specializing in historical buildings. His major work was the 4-volume "Mansions of England in the Olden Time,"published from 1839–49.
, Mrs. S. C. Hall
Publisher: M. A. Nattali
City: London
Year: 1839
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 42 pages, [13] leaves of plates
Width: 11" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: This volume contains verse and prose anecdotes of British royalty.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has detached blind-stamped red cloth boards, with stamped gilt lettering to the front cover. The cloth backstrip displays tearing, fraying and minor loss. The front and rear covers are soiled, with a black stain at the bottom margin of the front cover. The outside corners of the boards exhibit loss. The bottom portion of the detached front flyleaf shows loss, as does the fore edge. The tissue-guarded color frontispiece, with small tears at the edges, and scattered light foxing, is detached. The title page displays light soiling and the edges of pages are reinforced. This work is illustrated with 12 of 13 hand-coloured lithographs.
Lot 4016

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique children's books shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include an author-signed edition of "Defense of the Castle" by Albert I. Mayer (in dust jacket), and "Speedy: The Hook and Ladder Truck" by Edith Thacher Hurd and ilustrated by Clement Hurd (in dust jacket). Other titles include a decorative illustrated edition of "Pinocchio" by C. Collodi, "Prep Scraps" by Lee Willenborg, and "The Boy Emigrants" by Noah Brooks.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes are in pleasing condition with well-preserved decorative features such as illustrated covers, color plates, and dust jackets showing minor shelf wear. "My Book of Trains" has been disbound.
Lot 4017

$60

Title: Chapalingas
Author: Rosalind Solomon - Rosalind Fox Solomon is a photographer that works on self assigned projects. She lives and works in New York.

Her work is in many public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art. The University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography acquired her archive in 2007, which includes her photographic archive, books and video work. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Steidl Verlag
City: Gottingen, Germany
Year: 2003
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 461 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: This catalogue documents an exhibition held in the Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung in Cologne from March 14 to June 9, 2003.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this exhibition catalogue signed by Rosalind Solomon on the title page.


This volume is bound in gray cloth, with stamped black lettering to the spine and front cover. The book is in excellent condition. The preliminary texts and notes are trilingual in German, English and French. Captions are in English only.

The dust jacket displays a a small tear at the outside lower corner of the rear panel.
Lot 4018

$225

Title: The Rose Garden
Author: William Paul
Publisher: Kent & Co.
City: London
Year: 1888
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv plus 359 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique ex-library volume (the scarce ninth edition of the work) features front and back boards bound in with blindstamped ornamentation and gilt lettering and design on the front cover. Some scuffing is evident on the covers. Both boards are detached and the text block lacks a spine cover. A library bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown, and a library pocket is on the rear pastedown. The pages are clean with moderate age toning. This volume is lavishly illustrated with twenty well-preserved chromolithograph plates of roses by G. Severeyens.
Lot 4019

$200

Title: Albrecht Durer: Samtliche Holzschnitte
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Willi Kurth - Willy Kurth was a German art historian and professor for art history at the Humboldt Universitat in Berlin.
Publisher: Holbein Verlag
City: Munich
Year: 1927
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 47 pages and 216 plates
Width: 14.25" Height: 20.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This collection offers 348 Durer woodcuts reproduced in full size on 216 loose plates, preserved in a cloth-covered portfolio. The introductory texts and notes are presented in a folio in perfect binding.

The portfolio displays light soiling on both the outside and inside. The plates may display light foxing at the edges. There are also a few minor creases and one small tear, otherwise the plates are well preserved.

Lot 4020

$40

Details: This lot consists of the vintage adult magazines shown in the corresponding images.

"Girlie" men's magazines c1957- 1959 with risque articles and illustrations. Titles include "Playboy", "Hi-Life", "Jem", and Gay Blade.

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Condition / Notes: Items may exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 4021

$80

Title: Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. Engraved from Authentic Galleries of the Nobility and the Public Collections of the Country. With Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Their Lives and Actions - Edmund Lodge, Edmund Lodge
Author: Edmund Lodge - Sir Edmund Lodge, KH, herald, was a long-serving English officer of arms, a writer on heraldic subjects, and a compiler of short biographies.


Lodge was born in Poland Street, London on 13 June 1756, the son of Edmund Lodge, rector of Carshalton, Surrey and his wife, Mary Garrard, daughter of Richard Garrard of Carshalton. Little is known of his education, but he briefly held a cornet's commission in the army, which he resigned in 1773. In 1782 he became Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary at the College of Arms. He subsequently became Lancaster Herald of Arms in Ordinary, Norroy King of Arms, and Clarenceux King of Arms, in other words second in command of the college. In 1832, he was made a knight of the Hanoverian Royal Guelphic Order. He married Jane-Anne-Elizabeth Field (died May 1820) on 27 April 1808, but they had no children. He died at his house in Bloomsbury Square, London on 16 January 1839.

Lodge wrote "Illustrations of British History, Biography, and Manners in the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth and James I" (3 vols., 1791), which consisted of selections from the manuscripts of the Howard, Talbot and Cecil families preserved at the College of Arms. He also wrote "Life of Sir Julius Caesar" (2nd ed., 1827). He contributed the literary matter to "Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain" (1814, &c.), an elaborate work of which a popular edition is included in Bohn's "Illustrated Library." His most important work on heraldry was "The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage" (1832; enlarged edition, 1859). In "The Annual Peerage and Baronetage" (1827-1829), reissued after 1832 as Peerage of the British Empire, and generally known as Lodge's Peerage, his share did not go beyond the title-page. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)


Publisher: William Smith
City: London
Year: 1840
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: Sir Walter Scott praised this great work of Lodge as "a collection which at once satisfies the imagination and the understanding, showing us. how the most distinguished of our ancestors looked, moved and dressed, and. how they thought, acted, lived, and died" (Allibone 1120). The portraits and biographical sketches include the most important figures in English history, literature, and cultural development. The original paintings were usually from life and executed by some of the greatest artists of the times: Holbein; Titian; Van Dyke; Reynolds; Gainsborough; Kneller; etc. Some of the famous engravers who contributed to the work include: James Thomson (1788-1850); Samuel Freeman (1773-1857); John Cochran; William Thomas Fry; William Holl (1807-1871); W. H. Mote; and many others.
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes (ten volumes bound in five) are bound in green leather with stamped gilt ornamentation on the covers and spines and stamped gilt lettering on the spines. These books show detached boards on volumes I, II, and V. Other signs of external wear include rubbing to the edges of the spines and covers. The text blocks are solid and are adorned with gilt edges. The pages are clean with mild age toning. The many engraved plates are well-preserved.
Lot 4022

$325

Details: This lot consists of the antique 19th-century documents of the Society for the Protection of German Emigrants to Texas shown in the corresponding images.

These two documents from between 1844 and 1850 concern the Verein, also known as the Society for the Protection of German Emigrants to Texas. The first, "Verein zum Schutze Deutscher Einwanderer in Texas" is a three-page promotional folio signed by the president of the Society, Prince Carl of Castell. It describes the colony, the number of emigrants who have gone to Texas, and adds numerous other details about the ways of getting there, costs, and other matters.

Also present is "Uebersetzung" (1850), a lithographic manuscript. This short report translates a letter from the Governor of Texas, P.H. Bell, on the land holdings of the Verein. Bell agrees, on behalf of the state of Texas, to confirm the Verein's title.

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Condition / Notes: These items are well-preserved with some age toning /fading and instutional markings in pencil on the top right corners. A moisture mark appears in the upper margin of the Verein promotional document. The larger piece measures approximately 8.75" by 14.5", while the smaller measures approximately 8.25" by 13".
Lot 4023

$25

Title: Florae parisiensis prodromus, ou catalogue des plantes qui naissent dans les environs de Paris, rapportees sous les denominations modernes & anciennes, & arrangees suivant la methode sexuelle de M. Linnaeus. Avec l'explication en francois de tous les termes de la nouvelle nomenclature
Author: Thomas Francois Dalibard - Thomas-Francois Dalibard was born in Crannes-en-Champagne, France in 1709 and died in 1778.

He first met U.S. scientist Benjamin Franklin in 1767 during one of Franklin's visits to France and it is said that they became friends.

In 1750, Benjamin Franklin published a proposal for an experiment to determine if lightning was electricity. He proposed extending a conductor into a cloud that appeared to have the potential to become a thunderstorm. If electricity existed in the cloud, the conductor could be used to extract it.


Dalibard & Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, translated Franklin's proposal into French and in May 1752 they performed an experiment using a 40-foot-tall metal rod at Marly-la-Ville. It is said that Dalibard used wine bottles to ground the pole, and he successfully extracted electricity from a low cloud. It is not known whether Franklin ever performed his proposed experiment. Dalibard was the author of "Florae Parisiensis Prodromus, ou catalogue des plantes qui naissent dans les environs de Paris" (Paris, 1749).


Publisher: Chez Durand, Libraire / Chez Pissot
City: Paris
Year: 1749
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [22], liv, [16], 403, [31] pages 4 folded leaves of plates
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in three-quarter black leather and marbled sides, with gilt lettering and ruling to the spine. The front boards is detaching. The book shows external wear, with loss of material visible at the bottom of the detaching spine cover. Scuffing appears at the edges of the covers. A previous owner's name appears on the half title page. The pages are clean and bright. This copy lacks the 4 leaves of plates.
Lot 4024

$45

Details: This lot includes the original incunabulum shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece, on a shrink-wrapped board, is accompanied by a printed statement stating this to be a page from ""Nicolaus Perrotus' "Cornucopiae: sive Comentarios Lingua Latina" (The Horn of Plenty, or Commentaries on the Latin Language), printed at Venice by Bernard de Cremona and Simon of Liverno in 1490.
This work of the Classical scholar discussed the beauties of the Latin language, quoting in deptht the Epigrams of the Roman satirist Martial as the finest specimens of that noble language. The printers' attractive Roman letter type in influenced by the world of Aldus, and the leaf is a fine representation of the Venetian printers of this period of the Republic's greatest flowering. Reference Goff P-289, Hain 12699."

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Condition / Notes: The leaf measures is well preserved and measures approximately 8" x 11.5", with the shrink-wrapped board at 8.75" x 16".
Lot 4025

$30

Details: This lot consists of the vintage adult magazines shown in the corresponding images.

"Girlie" men's magazines c1957- 1960 with risque articles and illustrations. Titles include "Mermaid", "Scamp", and "Escapade".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications, concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 4026

$15

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique and literature volumes shown in the corresponding image(s).

Featured titles in this lot include "Twelfth Night," "The Foundling," and "The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche."

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Condition / Notes: Volumes in this lot may display signs of age/wear such as chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 4027

$30

Title: The Seasons, by James Thomson. A New Edition: With Birrell's Beautiful Print of Lavinia, and Other Plates. Also, an Original Life of the Author, and a Critical Essay on the Seasons
Author: James Thomson - Thomson was a Scottish poet and playwright loosely associated with the Graveyard School poets, friend and supporter of William Collins and rather well-connected member of the early C18 London literati. Thomson's major work was the long poem "The Seasons" (1726-1730), hugely influential for a generation of poets and writers (including Ann Radcliffe, who, famously, never spelled his name correctly); his sensitive depictions of nature are sometime cited as an important influence on Romanticism. He is, however, only tangentially related to the Graveyard School, largely through his interest in creating strong emotional responses in his readers, including a few almost-gloomy moments in "Winter."

, Robert Heron - Robert Heron was a Scottish writer.

He was son of John Heron, a weaver, and was born in New Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 6 November 1764. He was taught privately by his mother until his ninth year, when he was sent to the parish school. He displayed such precocity that at the age of eleven he was employed to give lessons to children of some of the neighbouring farmers, and at fourteen was appointed master of the parochial school of Kelton.

By the end of 1780, he had saved sufficient money to enable him, with the help of his parents, to enter the university of Edinburgh, with the view of studying for the church. Latterly while pursuing his studies, he supported himself partly by teaching, but chiefly by miscellaneous work for the booksellers. While a divinity student, Heron, in the autumn of 1789, paid a visit at Ellisland to Robert Burns, who entrusted him with a letter to Dr. Blacklock, which he failed to deliver. In a rhyming epistle to Blacklock, Burns attributes Heron's faithlessness either to preoccupation with ‘some dainty fair one,’ or to partiality for liquor.

Heron was for some time assistant to Dr. Blair, but, according to his own statement, all his ‘ideas, as well of exertion as of enjoyment, soon became literary.’ His first independent literary venture was a small edition in 1789 of Thomson's "Seasons," with a criticism on his poetry. A larger edition appeared in 1793. In 1790–1, he announced a course of lectures on the Law of Nature, the Law of Nations, the Jewish, the Grecian, the Roman and the Canon Law, and then on the Feudal Law, intended as an introduction to the study of law, but the scheme was unsuccessful.

His imprudent habits overwhelmed him with debt, and he was thrown into prison by his creditors. On their suggestion, he undertook a "History of Scotland" for Messrs. Morrison of Perth, who engaged to pay him at the rate of three guineas a sheet. After making some progress he was liberated from prison on condition of devoting two-thirds of his remuneration to paying 15s. in the pound. The first volume, which appeared in 1794, was nearly all written in gaol. In his preface, the author expressed a hope that this would be regarded as some excuse for ‘considerable imperfections.’ The excuse is naive; but all Heron's works bear evident marks of superficial knowledge and hurried composition. The History was completed in six volumes, 1794–9.

In 1798, Heron produced at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, a comedy, which was hopelessly condemned before the second act. Attributing its failure to a conspiracy against him, he published it under the title "St. Kilda in Edinburgh, or News from Camperdown, a Comic Drama in Two Acts," with a Critical Preface, to which is added an "Account of a famous Ass Race," 1798; the publication attracted no attention. Being returned as a ruling elder for New Galloway, Heron was for several years a member of the general assembly of the church of Scotland, and frequently spoke with fluency and ability.

In order to obtain more constant literary occupation, he removed in 1799 to London, where he contributed largely to the periodicals; was for some time editor of the Globe, the British Press, and other newspapers, and also acted as a parliamentary reporter. In 1806 he commenced a newspaper entitled The Fame, which proved unsuccessful. Its failure and Heron's improvident habits led to his confinement by his creditors in Newgate prison, where, according to his own statement, he was reduced ‘to the very extremity of bodily and pecuniary distress.’ On 2 February 1807, from Newgate, he wrote a letter to the Literary Fund, recounting his services to literature, and appealing for aid, but the appeal met with no response. Being attacked by fever, Heron was removed to St Pancras Hospital, where he died 13 April 1807. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed by R. Morison Junior, for R. Morison & Son, Booksellers, Bell & Bradfute, and Vernor & Hood
City: Perth, Scotland
Year: 1794
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 365 pages
Width: 4" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volumes-bound-as-one edition of this landmark poem cycle.

This antique volume is bound in full leather, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine.The book shows light shelfwear, with minor loss of material at the outside corners. The binding is firm. The endpapers and preliminaries have darkened edges. The top half inch of the title page has been excised. The pages exhibit light foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, and an additional engraved portrait bearing the name of Lavinia.
Lot 4028

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique volumes shown in the corresponding image(s).

This lot comprises volumes 13 (two copies), 15, and 16 of "The New England Farmer" from 1834-1838, containing mainly agricultural lore with interspersed adages, poems, and humorous anecdotes.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes may display signs of age/wear such as chipping, toning, foxing, and light soiling concentrated at the extremities. The books are ex-library and present customary markings and/or attachments. Volumes may display separation of board. Sporadic tables appear throughout. Except for one copy of volume 13, all volumes are contained in protective library portfolios, only that which contains volume 16 lacking in attached cloth ties.
Lot 4029

$15

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique scientific and mechanical magazines and ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot are issues of "Popular Mechanics" from the 1934-5 and 1942; "Popular Science Monthly" from March 1936; a 1954 "Mobile Home Manual," and a number of vintage and antique reference pamphlets on automobile maintenance and railroad documents from the late 1800s.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition with some age toning and wear to edges of pages, covers, and spines. Colors show vividly.
Lot 4030

$275

Title: Report from the Select Committee, to Whom it was Referred to Consider and Examine the Accounts of Extraordinary Services Incurred and Paid, and Not Provided for by Parliament, Which Have Been Laid before the House of Commons in the Years 1776, 1777, and 1778.
Author: [Parliament - House of Commons]
Publisher: Printed for J. Almon
City: London
Year: 1778
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 81 pages plus 87 appendix page
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: A report to the committee of the British House of Commons responsible for reviewing accounts paid for services and goods not originally budgeted by Parliament. This particular report's focus is rum supplied to the British military in 1776 through 1778. It includes requisitions made by commanders overseas; agreements, proposals, contracts, prices, and payments for acquiring rum for the troops; and correspondence between the British Secretary of State and the governors of islands in the West Indies. The appendix, which is slightly longer than the report, consists of eighty documents. These include correspondence and contracts concerning shipping rum and many other supplies to British troops, as well as transcriptions of "tenders for victualizing his majesty's ships."

A look into the process and difficulties of supplying British troops during the early years of the Revolutionary War. A significant part of the rum supplied was for forces in America, and it all came from the Caribbean. Not in Sabin, who records a folio edition published the same year.

[GOLDSMITHS 11734. OCLC 28279821.]

Condition / Notes: This antique volume has been rebacked in leather with stamped lettering on the cover and raised bands on the spine. The exterior of this book shows moderate to advanced scuffing and rubbing, concentrated toward the edges. The texblock is beginning to open at the title page; the internal binding is solid. The bookplate of Sir R. St. George is affixed to the front pastedown. Light moisture marking appears on the title page. The pages show light age toning, more advanced toward the edges. This volume has been collated and is complete.
Lot 4031

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique US history volumes shown in the corresponding image(s).

Titles include "The First Battle," "Life and Voyages of Columbus," and "The Wizard of Wall Street."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes may display signs of age/wear such as chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities. There are maps, tables, engravings, and illustrations.
Lot 4032

$800

Details: This lot consists of the artwork shown in the corresponding image(s).

The dimensions of this artwork are approximately 14" x 11". On a single sheet of white paper appear pencil sketches of two sets of Wild Thing eyes enclosed in cartoon panels, Hans Christian Anderson holding a duck, the Cheshire Cat crouching atop the letters "EN," a hand emitting rays, a small bird, and the first study of snakes for "Martha's Jungle Trading Post.".

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Condition / Notes: The actual dimensions of this unmatted image are 12" x 9". The gilded simulated bamboo frame is 1/2" on all sides, with a depth of 1/2". Acrylic protects the artwork. Documentation on the back attests to the archival, acid-free materials used, and hanging hardware is present. Written notes contextualize each of the images. The condition of this piece is pristine.
Lot 4033

$45

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Items include catalogs for embroidery designs, grave markers, instruments, hand-bags, shoes, and fashionable styles. also included is a door hardware catalog, a 1929 merchandise catalog for Rohde-Spencer Co., electric belts quackery, a crepe catalog for windows with sample swatches, and "The Miracle Workers".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Door hardware catalog is in very nice condition.
Lot 4034

$400

Title: Viaggio Intorno al Globo principalmente alla California ed alle isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828 e 1829
Author: Auguste Duhaut-Cilly
Publisher: Stabilmento Tipografico Fontana
City: Torino
Year: 1841
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce primary source on Mexican California. Duhaut-Cilly was a French trader who arrived at Yerba Buena in 1827, spending most of that year along the California coast. "He was the first outlander to become intimately acquainted with, and describe, the then thriving Spanish California." The book was first published in Paris in 1834-35, and that edition is so rare that Howell surmised only about a dozen complete copies were known (catalogue 50, item 64).

[HILL 500. HOWES D547, "aa." SABIN 21164. ZAMORANO 80, 31. FORBES 1260. ]

Condition / Notes: This scarce second edition, the first in Italian following the French edition of 1834-35, was translated by Paolo Emilio Botta, the doctor aboard the ship on the voyage. It is much expanded, with additional chapters on Dr. Botta's observations.

This volume is bound in quarter-leather with marbled paper covers and stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine. Light rubbing and scuffing is evident to the exteriors, concentrated at the edges of the spines. The bindings are sound.

The bookplate of a former owner is affixed to the front pastedown of volume I. The pages show scattered light foxing. These volumes feature plates, three of which depict Monterey, San Luis Rey, and Fort Ross. One plate depicts Hawaii. There is also an Italian-Hawaiian vocabulary (besides California, the ship visited the Hawaiian Islands).

No edition in English has been published of this account."This is an important edition....It includes for the first time, in book form, an essay by Dr. Botta, 'Observations on the inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands and California'" - Forbes.
Lot 4035

$50

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

"Life Explorations And Public Services Of John Charles Fremont." by Charles Wentworth Upham is a first edition (Ticknor And Fields, 1856). Also included is a compilation of "Harper's New Monthly Magazine." Volume LV, June to November, 1877, and "Battles Of The United States By Sea And Land".

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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. "Battles Of The United States" has detached boards.
Lot 4036

$10

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique books shown in the corresponding images. Volumes include literature, military-related books, foreign-language titles, and volumes in dust jackets. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition, with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 4037

$375

Title: Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar
Author: Jules Verne - Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie). Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows. Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction", a title sometimes shared with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells.
Translor: Julius Chambers - Julius Chambers, F.R.G.S. was an American author, editor, journalist, travel writer, and activist against psychiatric abuse, W. H. G. Kingston
Publisher: Scribner, Armstrong & Company
City: New York
Year: 1877
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/377 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar" (French: Michel Strogoff) is a novel written by Jules Verne in 1876. Critics, including Leonard S. Davidow, writing from Reading, Pennsylvania, in his 1937 introduction to The Spencer Press reprint as a volume in its "Classic Romances of Literature" series considers it one of Verne's best books. Davidow wrote, "Jules Verne has written no better book than this, in fact it is deservedly ranked as one of the most thrilling tales ever written." Unlike some of Verne's other famous novels, it is not science fiction, but a scientific phenomenon (Leidenfrost effect) is a plot device. The book was later adapted to a play, by Verne himself and Adolphe D'Ennery. Incidental music to the play was written by Alexandre Artus in 1880. The book has been adapted several times for films, television and cartoon series. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown cloth over beveled boards, with elaborate stamped ornamental designs in gold and black. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers and minor loss at the top/bottom of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is shaken and a number of pages have detached at the mid-section. Faint tide markings are visible at the fore edge of the pages, with a small amount of damp staining visible along the top edge of the preliminaries. The first page of the publisher's catalogue at the rear bears the date Juillet/July 1876. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece, depicting a Moscow palace, and numerous other plates.
Lot 4038

$275

Title: Hell's Angels
Author: Howard Hughes - Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was an American business tycoon, entrepreneur, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. During his lifetime, he was known the wealthiest self-made person in the world. As a maverick film tycoon, Hughes gained prominence in Hollywood from the late 1920s, making big-budget and often controversial films like The "Racket" (1928), "Hell's Angels" (1930), "Scarface" (1932), and "The Outlaw" (1943).

Subsequently, he formed the Hughes Aircraft Company and hired numerous engineers and designers. He spent the rest of the 1930s setting multiple world air speed records, built the Hughes H-1 Racer and H-4 "Hercules" (better known to history as the "Spruce Goose" aircraft), and acquired and expanded Trans World Airlines (TWA), which was later acquired by and merged with American Airlines. Hughes also acquired Air West and renamed it Hughes Airwest. This airline was eventually acquired by and merged into Republic Airlines (1979–1986).

Hughes was included in the Flying magazine list of the 51 Heroes of Aviation, ranking at No. 25. He is remembered for his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle in later life, caused in part by a worsening obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) and chronic pain. His legacy is maintained through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Western Lithograph Co.
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 16 leaves
Width: 5.25" Height: 7"
Book Details: This is a promotional booklet for the moving picture produced and directed by Howard Hughes.

"Hell's Angels" is a 1930 American war film, directed and produced by Howard Hughes and starring Ben Lyon, James Hall and Jean Harlow. The film, which was written by Harry Behn and Howard Estabrook, centers on the combat pilots of World War I. The picture was released by United Artists and, despite its initial poor performance at the box office, eventually earned its production costs twice over. Controversy during the "Hell's Angels" production contributed to the film's notoriety, including the accidental deaths of several pilots, an inflated budget, a lawsuit against a competitor ("The Dawn Patrol"), and repeated postponements of the release date.

Originally shot as a silent film, Hughes retooled the film over a lengthy gestation period. Most of the film is in black and white, but there is one color sequence—the only color footage of Harlow's career. "Hell's Angels" is now hailed as one of the first sound blockbuster action films. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in gold and black paper-covered boards with a black cloth backstrip. A pictorial design depicting a biplane appears in gold against black in the upper outside corner of the front cover. The title is in black lettering at the bottom of the front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The book has illustrated black endpapers. The pages are clean and bright. The third page offers a full-page photographic portrait of the author. This work contains a number of full-page and in-text photographic illustrations relating to the film "Hell's Angels." The book is preserved in a transparent plastic cover.
Lot 4039

$20

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique technical magazines and ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Included is the "Alexander Leather Products For Every Industrial Purpose", "Davis & Furber Mule Book", and "The Cronk & Carrier Manufacturing Company Hardware Specialties" a tool catalog for 1906.Other items relate to typewriters, telegraphy, telephony, and television.

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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indication, concentrated at the extremities. "Cronk & Carrier" tool catalog in nice condition.
Lot 4040

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on contemporary art shown in the corresponding images.

"Play Dead" by Marianna Gartner has tipped-in, fold-out illustrations. Volumes on installation art, paintings, and photography are also included.

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Condition / Notes: These books may show light shelf wear, otherwise are in excellent condition.
Lot 4041

$225

Title: The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America, throughout the War Which Established Their Independence; and the First President of the United States
Author: David Ramsay - David Ramsay was an American physician and historian from Charleston, South Carolina. He served as a South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782–1783 and again in 1785–1786. He was one of the first major historians of the American Revolution.
Publisher: Printed by Hopkins and Seymour
City: New York
Year: 1807
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/376 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full brown leather, with a gilt-lettered black spine label and gilt ornamentation to the spine. The book shows external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to the covers. The top of the front cover displays minor indentations. The binding is sound. This volume has marbled endpapers. Small paper labels of a New York bookbinder (D. Bliss) and a Los Angeles book dealer (Dellquest's) appear in the upper outside corner of the front pastedown. The pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. This work has an engraved frontispiece portrait of George Washington, with some offsetting from it visible on the title page.
Lot 4042

$35

Title: Monographie des palais et parcs de Versailles et des Trianons
Author: Jules Roussel
Publisher: Armand Guerinet, Libraire d'Architecture et d'Art Decoratif
City: Paris
Year: circa 1910
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 12.5" Height: 16.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This work contains loose folio photographic plates preserved in a portfolio consisting paper-covered boards with a black cloth backstrip. Black lettering appears on the front cover of the portfolio. These covers show light staining and mild rubbing. The cloth ties are no longer present. The antique bookplate of The Cleveland Garden Center appears on the verso on the front board. The title page plate displays some toning. The plates are clean and without markings.
Lot 4043

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique bound compilations of The Ladies' Repository shown in the corresponding images.

These five antique volumes bound in half-leather contain the 1863 through 1867 editions of the monthly magazine "The Ladies' Repository." Numerous engraved plates of historical figures are included.

The Ladies' Repository was a monthly periodical based in Cincinnati and produced by members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. From 1841 to 1876, the magazine devoted itself to literature, arts and doctrines of Methodism, containing articles, poetry, fictions, engravings, and notes of interest to its readers. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]

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Condition / Notes: These bound compilation are in pleasing condition, with moderate exterior wear including rubbing to edges of covers and spines and some scuffing to covers. The pages are clean with some age toning and scattered spotting, and the plates are well-preserved.
Lot 4044

$350

Details: This lot consists of the artwork shown in the corresponding image(s).

This artist-signed poster (Hanrahan C18b) measures approximately 19" x 29". The image consists of a Wild Thing sitting in a stylized New York City landscape with upraised knife and fork, about to devour a pile of books including works of Keats and Shakespeare. Overhead, Mickey (the protagonist of "In the Night Kitchen" flies a doughy airplane trailing a banner reading "20th Anniversary."

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Condition / Notes: The central image in this poster lacks a border. Above it, large red arced type reads "NEW YORK IS BOOK COUNTRY", and below, smaller blue text presents information on date, time, location, copyright, and production. The artist's actual hand-written signature appears to the lower right of the image, below the signature contained in the lithograph. This piece is in pristine condition
Lot 4045

$400

Title: The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to The Revolution in 1688. In Eight Volumes, illustrated with Plates.
Author: David Hume - David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his philosophical empiricism and scepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist.


Publisher: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies
City: London
Year: 1802
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "The History of England" (1754–61) is David Hume's great work on the history of England, which he wrote in installments while he was librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It was published in six volumes in 1754, 1756, 1759, and 1761. The first publication of his History was greeted with outrage by all political factions, but it became a best-seller, finally giving him the financial independence he had long sought. Both the British Library and the Cambridge University Library, as well as Hume's own library, still list him as "David Hume, the historian." Hume's History spanned "from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688" and went through over 100 editions. Many considered it the standard history of England in its day. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes are bound in brown leather with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spines. These volumes are well-preserved with some external wear including rubbing to the edges of covers and spines and some fading and chipping to the spine covers. Volume five shows a cracked rear hinge; the bindings are sound on other volumes.

The text blocks are adorned with marbled endpapers. The interiors are clean with moderate age toning and more prominent smudging and spotting to blank pages and pages near the front and back of each volume. The pages are laid paper. The engraved plates are well-preserved.
Lot 4046

$25

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique estate books and ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this group include a June 1961 issue of "Exchange" predicting space exploration (including a lunar landing and a space station) into the coming decade; a United States National Museum Bulletin concerning Aboriginal Indian Pottery of the Dominican Republic (1931), a pamphlet of stories in the Pennsylvania-German dialect; and several installments in "The Five Dionne Quintuplets" book series.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Illustrated covers show vividly.
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