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Fine Books & Manuscripts

Fine Books & Manuscripts Sale 2658B June 1, 2013 Boston

Sale 2658B

June 1, 2013

Boston

Fine Books & Manuscripts

Specialist Devon Gray Department Director 508.970.3293 Auction Information Auction 2658B Preview Absentee Bidding

Specialist

Specialist Devon Gray Department Director 508.970.3293 Auction Information Auction 2658B Preview Absentee Bidding

Devon Gray

Department Director

508.970.3293

Auction Information

Auction 2658B

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Table of Contents

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Auction & Specialist Information

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Web Site & Online Bidding

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Lots 1–468

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Conditions of Sale

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Absentee Bid Form

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Company Directors & Specialty Departments

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Administrative Staff & Client Services

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Parking & Accommodations

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Dining

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Documents

Lots 1–58

1 1 Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Autograph Document Signed, April, 1794. Single page on laid

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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Autograph Document Signed, April, 1794. Single page on laid paper with partial eagle watermark, inscribed on one side, with court information on the verso. A written indictment by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts against Peter Hilliston for the theft of one pair of cotton stockings, worth six shillings, from Samuel Cobb, in Adams’s hand, with his signature, “J.Q. Adams, pro Rep, pro Tem.” Folded in thirds, some toning to the inscribed third on the obverse, small damp stain, 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. On June 3, 1794, President Washington tapped Adams to serve as American ambassador to the Netherlands. This court document, made just before Washington’s appointment, catches a twenty-seven-year-old Adams amid his newly successful law career.

$400-600

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2 3 Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Autograph Letter Signed, Paris, 5 February 1815. Two inscribed pages

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2 3 Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Autograph Letter Signed, Paris, 5 February 1815. Two inscribed pages

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Autograph Letter Signed, Paris, 5 February2 3 1815. Two inscribed pages on a wove paper bifolium with holograph self-envelope on the

1815.

Two inscribed pages on a wove paper bifolium with holograph self-envelope on the verso of the conjugate leaf, with wax seal intact, postmarks, and later filing notes. To Levett Harris (c. 1784-1839?), then American consul to Russia, passing along basic logistical information (travels of Mrs. Adams, requests to post letters, sailing schedules of boats), news from home (National Bank established through both Houses; Convention sitting at Hartford “with closed doors”; the death of Vice President Gerry, and naming of Gaillard president pro-tem of the Senate until the next presidential election), and international news (arrangements at the Congress Vienna are completed, Emperor Alexander on his way home to Saint Petersburg, “May the world long enjoy the blessing of a general peace”). The verso, a full-paged postscript, is concerned with an international dispute about the exclusivity of steamship inventor Robert Fulton’s (1765-1815) patents in and contracts with the English and Russians for steamboat building and ferry services. Sadly, Fulton died nineteen days after Adams completed this letter. Old folds, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.

$3,000-5,000

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Ship’s Passport, 3 June 1825. Single parchment page, partially printed document with an engraving of a ship and a lighthouse Single parchment page, partially printed document with an engraving of a ship and a lighthouse above the text, with a paper seal, completed by hand and signed by Adams in New Bedford, Massachusetts, countersigned by Henry Clay, as Secretary of State. Insuring the passage of the brig Formax of New Bedford, signatures and notes on the verso, old folds, wavy cut at top, as issued, double- glazed, 14 1/2 x 10 in.

$600-800

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Adams, Samuel (1722-1803) Printed Document Signed, 1 January 1796. Single page, partially printed document on laid paper. Appointing Actor Patten Captain of a Company in the first Regiment of the First Brigade, Eighth Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, signed as governor, with his seal, countersigned by John Avery, folded into sixths, broken along the folds, 15 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. [with] William King (1768-1852) Partially Printed Document Signed, 29 June 1820. Single page, laid paper, sealed. Appointing Actor Patten Junior, Esquire Justice of the Peace. Countersigned by the Secretary of State, Arthur Ware, old folds, some worn, edges toned, 14 x 9 1/2 in. (2)

$800-1,000

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Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888) Autograph Letter Signed, [c. 1868]. Small laid paper bifolium inscribed on all four pages. To Thomas Niles, her publisher, making editorial notes pursuant to the publication of Little Women. Folded, with an ink smudge of the author’s partial fingerprint, formally mounted, with a thin scrim of paper from the mount adhering to the blank margin along the

Mr. Niles,

I send the design with May’s alterations. She

Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy (1889-1977) Manuscript Notebook and The Parables. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. An inscription in the beginning of The Parables is signed in an unknown system of code writing which may be attributable to Baldridge; this volume is accompanied by a commercially-produced cloth-covered hardback notebook filled with 105 pages,

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990) Correspondence to Reneé Longy. One autograph postcard signed, “Dear R., I fervently hope the minor operation is truly minor! What a shame you couldn’t make it. In any case, I leave here for good on the 21st,

which is any minute, zut, and it’s been just a flimsy shadow of a summer, so brief, & almost all gray rain. Eh bien, alors, comme M. de la

fold on the verso; 5 x 4 in. when folded.

which contain 210 original drawings, in pencil

Rochefoucauld a dit

Love you & be well,

and colored pencil, all executed using the same symbols; pages evenly toned, some

Lenny,” post marked July 18, 1959, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.

pages missing, the notebook 7 x 4 3/4 in.

One typed postcard signed, “Dear R: Just a

cannot do much but has put a snood onto

$3,500-4,500

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rushed word to say I haven’t forgotten, and to

Meg, & shaded here and there. About the title, we think that if a second one is needed, “Meg, Jo, Beth & Amy” simply,

thank you for your sweet note on the occasion of November fourteenth. What a memory! I’m so glad modern music goes so well in the Mad

is

& any-thing like “the story of” [crossed out]

a

Goldthwaite. My sister does not want to be

enough, for it isn’t the story of their lives,

year of their times is suggestive of Leslie

Benton, Thomas Hart (politician) (1782-

South, and let me hear how Longy goes in the

1858) Autograph Letter Signed, 11

Mad South. Love: Lenny, December 16, 1952,

December 1827.

New York City.

identified as one of the little women & prefers to have it stand - “illustrated by May Alcott.” Pray excuse this untidy note but my small nephew is in my lap recovering from a tumble

Single wove paper bifolium, watermarked Amies, Philadelphia; inscribed on two and half pages. To Elijah Hayward (1786-1864) expressing his enthusiastic belief that Andrew Jackson will defeat John Quincy Adams in

One small autograph note signed, “Chere Reneé: GLOIRE pour ‘78! Love, Lenny & Felicia Xmas ‘77.” [and] One Western Union telegram with envelope, “Madame Reneé Longy, Drs.

his gambols are not conducive to elegance

&

of handwriting.

$3,000-4,000

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Artists and Illustrators, Letters and

Three-ring notebook containing autograph and

the 1828 presidential election. With old folds,

Hospital, Coral Gables, FLO, Trying to reach

Yours in haste, L.M.A.

self-wrapping holograph envelope with seal and postmark, two marginal closed tears, otherwise good.

you by phone sending every wish and blessing for speedy recovery and eagerly looking forward to our February reunion. Love, Spooky

Even though Benton shot Andrew Jackson

Bernstein,” October 27, 1962; all addressed

in 1813, he supported him in the presidential race against John Quincy Adams in 1824, and again in Jackson’s successful 1828 rematch

to Reneé Longy, various sizes, age toning, tape on the Christmas note, telegram is folded. (4)

Ephemera, 20th Century.

against Adams. In this letter, Benton predicts that Adams “will be without one vote in the

$800-1,000

nine western states.” “The general conviction

is that the game is up. [

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My own opinion

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typed letters from a variety of modern artists and book illustrators, postcards, and other

is that [Andrew] J[ackson]’s election is just

$400-600

Buckner, Simon Bolivar (1823-1914) Signed

printed ephemera, mostly from the 1990s;

as certain as any human event can be, and

Telegram Form. Mobile, Alabama, 2 April

the letters mostly addressed to Edward

in this I am joined by all our friends without

1865.

Worth of Worcester, Massachusetts; including

exception.”

One page, to Brigadier Daniel Ruggles (1810- 1897), apologizing for not having any infantry

$250-350

five letters by Pam Rueter (1906-1998); an amusing ALS from Chance Browne (b. 1948); an ALS from Barry Moser (b. 1940); two ANS with holograph envelopes from Leonard Baskin (1922-2000); and others.

to spare, matted and framed, with a portrait, 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 overall.

$400-600

11 11 California and Far West Correspondence, 1870s-1890s, Wilbur Family, of Illinois. Forty letters, thirty-seven

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California and Far West Correspondence, 1870s-1890s, Wilbur Family, of Illinois. Forty letters, thirty-seven of which are accompanied by their original envelopes, cancelled postage intact; twenty-nine postcards; four Western Union telegraph forms in original envelopes with postage; six empty envelopes with postage, some from telegraph companies; a broadside advertising Toler’s monthly excursions to California; and one framed photographic portrait of a man, as yet unidentified, but connected to the correspondence. Postmarks on the envelopes and postcards include Cheyenne, WY; Maricopa, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Carson City, NC; Battle Mountain, NV; Geneva, WI; Reno, NV; Bodie, CA; St. Louis, MO; Suisun City, CA; Lathrop, CA; Mesilla, NM; Shakespeare, NM; and others.

All of the letters are written by Albert Harper Wilbur (dates unknown), and are addressed

to either his brother, George Willis Wilbur

(1851-1931), or their mother, Sarah Ann Cook Wilbur (1816-1904) in Belvidere, Illinois, Boone County. According to the Beinecke Library, which owns a large collection of manuscript material relating to the Wilbur family, Albert

went to school in Belvidere during the Civil War, studied for at least one year at

Champaign university, and then worked at the

P & A Railroad office in Belvidere. Albert first

went west in 1875, and although gaps exist in his biography, we do know that he spent the next twenty or more years traveling the west, never settling anywhere for long.

$5,000-7,000

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Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1729-1796) Partially Printed Document, Signed. Single parchment sheet, printed with a military-themed engraved frame and Cyrillic letterpress text in the center, wax seal is missing, leaving red waxy residue, Moscow, 2 October 1775, 15 1/4 x 11 in., a military patent.

$700-900

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Clay, Henry (1777-1852) Autograph Letter Signed, Ashland, 6 December 1847.

Single wove paper page. To Judge Francis

Taliaferro Brooke (1763-1851), mentioning

a speech of his own, and another by Albert

Gallatin (1761-1849), entitled Peace with Mexico, and discussing a case he was to argue before the Supreme Court, Houston v. The City Bank of New Orleans; old folds, some spots, marginal bumping and slight toning, 10 x 8 in. This letter was published in the Washington Daily National Intelligencer, on December 30, 1847, but the addressee was not identified. In their similar speeches, Clay and Gallatin argue that the U.S. was responsible for starting the

hostilities on the Texas-Mexico boundary that lead to the Mexican-American War, which claimed the life of Henry Clay Junior earlier in

1847.

$700-900

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Conner, Samuel Shepard (1783-1820) Political and Military Theory Manuscript, c. 1807.

Folio, seventeen leaves, disbound, each leaf in

a protective sleeve; sheets ruled in red, lined by hand; some chipping, thumbing, ink-burnt

holes, water stains, generally good, legible, 12 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Conner, Yale graduate, attorney, and lieutenant colonel in the War of 1812, was also recognized as a persuasive anti-Federalist political writer. He and President Madison were of one mind at the opening of the War of 1812. In this seemingly unpublished work, Conner rails against Napoleon, the French Revolution, and an American tendency to value the role of militias over organized armed forces. “Is it the province of patriotism to compose lullaby speeches, like the ‘cream- colored parasites’ of the day, to pamper the vanity of the people, and unstring their nerves, at a time when every exertion should be racked, and every muscle should be strained?

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The patriotism of Washington induced him to recommend the establishment of a navy

on a solid and increasing basis; to prepare

a permanent land force, and to institute

universities for the purpose of cherishing and disseminating military science.”

$500-700

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Copland, Aaron (1900-1990) Typed Letter Signed, 30 May 1957. Single page of Copland’s Shady Lane Farm stationery, Ossining, New York. To Reneé Longy, advising her of his whereabouts in early June, thanking her for sending a program from

As It Fell, and saying he also sees very little of Lenny (Bernstein?) because Bernstein is

a very (underlined, emphasis Copland) busy

man. One center fold, with typed envelope, old glue mark or disintegrated rubber band debris adhering to return address on verso of envelope, unfolded letter measures 6 x 8 in. [with] Correspondence from other composers:

David Diamond (1915-2005) signed Christmas

other composers: David Diamond (1915-2005) signed Christmas 16 card with envelope, December 19, 1940; Ned Rorem

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card with envelope, December 19, 1940; Ned Rorem (b. 1923) autograph letter signed, on YMCA stationery, describing his activities as a new graduate student at Yale, from New Haven, 8 September 1951, with torn envelope; Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987) snapshot of Persichetti dragging a new cut Christmas tree with wishes of the season in blank lower margin in green felt-tip marker, 18 December 1978, with envelope; and a Western Union telegram from Randall Thompson (1899-1984), 8 June 1947. (5)

$400-600

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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Letter Signed, 24 October 1866, Rochester, New York. Single sheet, wove paper, inscribed on one side. To A.P. [?] Capen Esquire of Stoughton, Massachusetts, agreeing to lecture in Stoughton on Friday, December seventh, and quoting his fee of fifty dollars. Sheet was detached from its original conjugate with a neat tear, old folds, some wearing through; spotting, offsetting, and minor holes in paper, not affecting content or legibility, 5 x 8 in.

$2,000-3,000

18 17 18 Edison, Thomas Alva (1847-1931) Scrapbook Related to the Dedication of a Memorial

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Edison, Thomas Alva (1847-1931) Scrapbook Related to the Dedication of a Memorial Statue in Kyoto, Japan, 1966. Japanese-produced silk brocade album with handmade endleaves, consisting of a ten-leaf album containing approximately thirty black and white photographs of the Edison statute and events around its dedication,

Edison, Thomas Alva (1847-1931) Signed Black and White Photographic Portrait. Inscribed to L.H. Long, “one of the pioneers of the industrial truck,” Edison in his laboratory, dressed in vest, jacket and bowtie, with a dark flower in his lapel, framed, the photograph 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in., matted and framed, 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. overall.

with three 8 x 10 in. color photographs of

$800-1,000

Edison’s daughter Madeleine Edison Sloane (1888-1979) in Japan, a letter from Yoshijiro Ishikawa, with a photograph and the original

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envelope; and two copies of the illustrated brochure produced for the eighth International Edison Birthday Celebration in Japan, 1964; album is 13 x 12 1/2 in. The statue was created for the Matsushita

European Royalty, Twelve Signed Letters and Documents. All on paper, mostly 18th century, mostly Holy Roman Emperors, including a letter by Gustav III, King of Sweden (1746-1792), and one written by Leopold

Electric Industrial Company, now known as Panasonic.

II (1747-1792) less than a week before his sudden and suspicious death. (12)

$300-500

$800-1,000

21 20 21 Hancock, John. (1737-1793) Military $4,000-6,000 Hancock, John (1737-1793) Signed Document on

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Hancock, John. (1737-1793) Military

$4,000-6,000

Hancock, John (1737-1793) Signed

Document on Parchment. 8 November

Commission Signed, 15 April 1776.

1782.

Printed document on paper, single page.

One page, on parchment, in brown and red ink, signed as Massachusetts Governor, appointing Joshua Wetherle Captain Lieutenant of the artillery company commanded by Robert Davis, with old folds and rodent damage, very faded, mounted and framed, Hancock’s signature legible, countersigned by Secretary of the

$300-500

Appointing Robert Walker third Captain in Colonel Samuel Elmore’s regiment. Framed and matted, fragmentary along old folds, mounted on old silk, with edges showing some browning from the adhesive or old ink, not examined out of the frame, 13 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.

Commonwealth, John Avery. Joshua Wetherle operated a mint in Boston after the Revolution, producing the 1787 half-

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cent, and other copper coins.

Heifetz, Jascha (1901-1987) Signed Photograph, 26 February 1938. To Jimmy and Amy Sturm, glossy black and white photograph, framed, rippled, surface adhering to the interior of the glass, 8 x 10 in.

$300-500

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Houston, Samuel (1793-1863) Autograph and Secretarial Letter, Signed, 1 November

1836.

Paper bifolium inscribed on two and a half pages. To Elijah Hayward (1786-1864) describing the current situation in Texas, and the recent elections, (Houston was elected President) and expressing Texas’s interest in

joining the United States. The first two pages of the letter in a secretarial hand, with the last two sentences, beginning, “Burnet is a ”

poor dog

Houston. Old folds, small stains, two holes, with the address and seal, and a New Orleans postmark on the verso, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. folded.

in Houston’s hand, signed by

I have just received your letter of the 6th August, and it gives me much pleasure to know that although far removed from the most of my old friends in the United States, they still evince some interest in my own prosperity and an anxious solicitude for the success of the great cause of political and religious liberty in Texas.

The eyes of the world are upon us, and the events of the last twelve months have excited the generous sympathies of many patriots’ hearts. We are an infant Republic just emerging from the political season, dark and gloomy have been our prospects, difficulties and dangers have attended on every side, but that gloom has in a great measure been dissipated, these difficulties and dangers have been gloriously surmounted, and the bright star of Texian [sic] independence is now moving rapidly onward to the mountain of its glory. It is indeed enough for one man to have been the leader of that noble band who achieved the ever memorable victory of San Jacinto [April 21, 1836], and under the influence of that feeling, I had determined to hold no office under the government other than that which I then held, and to retire from that as soon as the circumstances of

my country would permit, to the powerful shade of private life, but the continued and increasing confidence of a grateful people has forced me from that determination, and by an almost unanimous voice called me to occupy the highest station within their gift. Placed in that peculiar position with regard to the other nations of the earth, many important duties must only devolve on me, some in the performance of which difficulties must be encountered, but relying with perfect confidence upon our ability to sustain the principles we have ordained I have reason to hope for the best results.

The people of Texas have shown through the ballot box at the late election that they are decidedly in favor of annexation to the United States, and it is a matter worthy to be made known throughout your country that with the exception of about forty votes, they are unanimous on that subject, and so nearly are as allied in feeling and interest and in a geographical point of view, and springing as we do from our common ancestry, it is all but accomplished, it cannot fail to produce the happiest consequences. I think much might be done to facilitate this grand object through the public press, should our friends in different parts of the Union take the matter in hand and urge its importance upon the people, particularly the people of these western states who are accustomed to look to New Orleans as the only market for their products, for even now, could it find its way here a portion by no means inconsiderable, of this surplus, would meet with a needy sale at infinitely better prices than can be obtained in any part of the United States.

Burnet is a poor dog, and I believe a very bad man, if not corrupt. [David G. Burnet (1788- 1870) interim President of Texas]

Major Ford is a clever sort of man and shall be provided for. [John Salmon “Rip” Ford

(1815-1897)]

Truly your friend,

Sam Houston

Write after to me!

$20,000-30,000

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Hunter, Edgar Hayes “Ted” Jr. (1914-1995) 1936 Olympics, Alpine Skiing.

Including Hunter’s Olympic identification, with photograph; registration card; official certificate of participation; notarized statement of membership from the U.S. Eastern Amateur Ski Association; an original copy of the March 14, 1936 race day start list; four period Olympic brochures in German and/or English;

a copy of the rules in English; Hunter’s F.I.S.

medal from Innsbruck, 1936; the Charles Holmes Pettee medal awarded to Hunter in 1952, in the bottom half of the original leather case; an embroidered patch from the Ford Sayre Memorial ski race, Hanover, New Hampshire; nine reels of 8mm films of Hunter ski racing at the 1936 Olympics, and at other events in Sun Valley, Chile, on Mount Rainier, and elsewhere; and approximately eighteen issues of Olympia Zeitung, some duplicates; and a handful of newspaper clippings related to Hunter.

$1,700-1,900

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Huntington, Samuel (1731-1796) Two

Documents.

A single page manuscript paper document

from the state of Connecticut, 1770, itemizing payments made to the judges of the superior court for their service to the state, including Judges Matthew Griswold, Robert Walker, and William Pitkin, with their signatures, and the signature of Samuel Huntington acting as Justice of the Peace, old folds, 7 1/2 x 12 in. [with] Another single page manuscript document addressed by Huntington to the Treasurer of the state of Connecticut, signed as governor, April 14, 1788, Norwich, requesting that Simeon Huntington (1740- 1817) be paid two pounds fourteen shillings “out of the taxes appropriate for payment of the Civil list, and chargeth same in account for what is due from the state to your humble servant, Sam: Huntington” old folds, unevenly torn from a larger sheet, on corner missing, 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.

$400-600

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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Letters Patent, Signed, 2 August 1808. Two partially printed parchment leaves completed by hand and bound together with pink silk ribbon, large paper seal with ribbon beneath, also signed by James Madison as Secretary of State, issuing exclusive rights to Elihu Hotchkiss (1757-1840) for his straw- cutting machine, old folds, toning, 11 3/4 x 14 1/4 in.

$3,000-5,000

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Kansas State Constitution, Broadside,

1859.

Leavenworth, Kansas: Printed at, and forwarded from the State Register Office,

[1859].

Constitution of the State of Kansas adopted at Wyandott, July 29, 1859, rare broadside, all details comparable to those of the Newberry Library copy described in the Graff collection of Western Americana, including a manuscript note in pencil on the verso, “Hon John Casey,” and the small yellow State Register Office label pasted on the verso, Graff collection 2268;

Hawley & Farley 52; old folds, some light edge toning, few small spots, 19 1/4 x 16 in.

$6,000-8,000

edge toning, few small spots, 19 1/4 x 16 in. $6,000-8,000 27 1 6 Additional information

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Kennedy Family, Photograph Collection, 1960s-1970s. Three signed photographs of Ted Kennedy, one signed photograph of Joan Kennedy, and a portrait of JFK with two examples of the 1964 Kennedy half dollars set into a commemorative matting, all of the above framed; four unframed 8 x 10 in. black and white photos: two of Joan Kennedy, one signed on the mat; one of Ted, Joan, and Robert Kennedy on a boat; another of Rose Kennedy and two men seated at a restaurant; four Christmas cards from Ted’s family, one of which is signed by Ted; two letters signed by Joan Kennedy, one by Rose, and one typed letter signed by rocket scientist Robert Goddard’s widow Esther, dated December 30, 1968, all letters with envelopes; one postcard signed by Ted, sent from Tunisia; other Kennedy-related ephemera, including Look magazine from December 3, 1963, and Life from November 29, 1963, both with cover stories on JFK; and thirty-six candid color snapshots of Ted, Robert, Joan, and other Kennedy family members and friends fishing, sailing, swimming, sometimes posing, including duplicates, most 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.

Provenance: By descent through the family of Joseph T. Benedict (1912-1995), former president and chairman of Worcester Federal Savings Bank and Kennedy family friend.

$400-600

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Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)

Secretarially Inscribed Photograph. Framed

10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. black and white portrait of

JFK seated, hands together, arms resting on a table, a painting and a curtain are visible behind him; the photograph mounted on white card, with the following inscription, “To Joe Benedict, with my best wishes John

Kennedy,” in the hand of Secretary II, framed,

14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. overall.

Provenance: By descent through the family of Joseph T. Benedict (1912-1995), former president and chairman of Worcester Federal Savings Bank and Kennedy family friend.

$750-1,000

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Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)

Typed Letter Secretarial Signature, 23 May

1960.

Single page, typed on U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy for President letterhead. To Joseph Benedict, thanking him for congratulations on Kennedy’s win in the West Virginia presidential primary, and encouraging sustained future support. Old folds, slight marginal toning, illegible ballpoint pen inscription beside the date, just under letterhead text, 8 1/2 x 11 in.

Provenance: By descent through the family of Joseph T. Benedict (1912-1995), former president and chairman of Worcester Federal Savings Bank and Kennedy family friend.

$500-750

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Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963), Ephemera Archive, 1961-1965. Including invitations, tickets, programs, and other ephemera relating to the 1961 inauguration of JFK, inaugural galas and balls; invitations to Lyndon B. Johnson’s inauguration, and other related ephemera, including two special 1965 presidential inauguration license plates issued by the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles, unused, with the accompanying certificate; Kennedy’s inaugural address printed as a miniature book by St. Onge of Worcester, in a gold-tooled leather binding; two invitations to JFK’s birthday celebration on May 29, 1961; the plastic- comb-bound brochure produced for the All New England Salute Dinner to Kennedy, held in Boston on October 19, 1963; a bracelet with a medallion made to commemorate the christening of the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier, the John F. Kennedy ; and other related items.

Provenance: By descent through the family of Joseph T. Benedict (1912-1995), former president and chairman of Worcester Federal Savings Bank and Kennedy family friend.

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Kennedy, Robert Francis (1925-1968) Small Archive Regarding His Assassination. Typed letter signed by Ted Kennedy, 24 June 1968, with envelope, to Joseph Benedict, thanking him for recent condolences; two prayer cards, and the program for “An Evening to Honor the Memory of Senator Robert Francis Kennedy,” held in Boston on 10 December 1968. [with] Six prayer cards for John Fitzgerald Kennedy, three different styles, with repeats.

Provenance: By descent through the family of Joseph T. Benedict (1912-1995), former president and chairman of Worcester Federal Savings Bank and Kennedy family friend.

$300-500

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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Engraved Portrait by Jacques Reich (1852-1923). Copyrighted in 1905, Remarque proof number 7, signed by Reich in pencil, framed, sheet evenly toned, 15 3/4 x 20 1/2 in.

$400-500

Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Lithographic Portrait After William Edgar Marshall (1837-1906). Chicago: Beckley-Cardy Co., 1917. Lincoln depicted in a dark, oval-shaped background, matted and framed, 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. overall.

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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Photographic Portrait by Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) Washington, D.C., 9 August 1863. Large oval photograph on an evenly-toned beige paper, depicting Lincoln in a three- quarter view, with touch-ups along eyebrows, eyelids, pupils, the edges of the nostrils, and a line where the lips meet, in a period mahogany oval frame with inner gilt oval, 21 x 16 in. overall, the photograph itself, 15 x 12 in. O-121 from Charles Hamilton and Lloyd Ostendorf’s Lincoln in Photographs. According to the diary of John Hay, Lincoln’s secretary, on Sunday August 9, 1863, Hay and the President went to Alexander Gardner’s photo studio for a portrait session. Gardner used two cameras on the occasion, one with four lenses that took four images on a single plate at once, and a single-lens camera. Gardner’s studio would officially open to the public on the following day, and Lincoln wished to be the photographer’s first subject. A Sunday was chosen so that the President might avoid, in his words, curiosity seekers. Lincoln’s hair and whiskers are so distinctive, and often unruly, their appearance helps to place each of his known portraits. In this session, his hair is fairly closely cropped, and under control. Gardner has captured the President in several sitting and standing poses; the full-length and three-quarter shots include the same ornate table with a marble top. In his diary, Hay noted, “I went down with the President to have his picture taken at Gardner’s. He was in very good spirits.”

Provenance: Descended through the Hay family through John Hay (1838-1905), who was present at the photo session, to his son Clarence Leonard Hay (1884-1969) m. Alice Appleton, and thereby to his son John Hay (b.

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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Secretarial Note Signed, Springfield, 6 February 1861. Single page of laid paper, inscribed on one side. To Mary Roxana Birchard (1827-1876), cousin of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, fulfilling her request for an autograph. Top and bottom torn neatly, with good margins, two small spots, mounted on a pale blue album page, 2 7/8 x 5 in. In this busy period between his election and inauguration, Lincoln attended to the last details before his departure for Washington. On February 6, 1861, Lincoln was still in Springfield, he accepted invitations to visit the New Jersey Legislature, and the citizens of Albany, New York on his way south. He and his wife also organized a farewell reception that was held on the evening of the same day. They entertained thousands. Lincoln boarded a train for Washington within a week of writing this note.

Literary Signatures, American and Others, 1860s-1890s. Eighteen signatures, mostly clipped or short inscriptions, with one or two full letters, mostly mounted on autograph album pages, some inscribed directly on the page, some loose, never mounted. Signers include Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), Oliver O. Howard (1830-1909), Margaret Elizabeth Sangster (1838-1912), Vermont Governor Frederick Holbrook (1813-1909), Kate Field (1838-1896), James Whitcomb Riley (1849- 1916), George Pope Morris (1802-1864), Mary Hallock Foote (1847-1938), William Dean Howells (1837-1920), Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881), Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865), Robert Morris (the Freemason Poet) (1818-1888), Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-1867), Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814-1890), John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887), George William Curtis (1824-1891), and one

$6,000-8,000

unidentified, all pages loose, some signatures

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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Steel

$300-500

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Engraved Portrait after Francis Bicknell Carpenter (1830-1900), by Frederick W. Halpin (1805-1880).

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Louis XVIII, King of France (1755-1824) Document Signed. One paper bifolium, Paris, 10 March 1824, countersigned by Chateaubriand, with impressed marks left by a seal, no longer present, 8 x 12 1/2 in.

the foot of the sheet, 24 x 18 3/4 in.

After surviving the French Revolution, a convoluted line of succession, and Napoleon

1824.

(twice), Louis L’Inevitable succumbed to obesity, gout, and gangrene in September

$250-350

Madison, James (1751-1836) and James Monroe (1758-1831) Letters Patent, Signed 18 January 1817. Two partially printed parchment leaves completed by hand and bound together with dark pink silk Two partially printed parchment leaves completed by hand and bound together with dark pink silk ribbon, large paper seal with ribbon beneath, also signed by James Monroe as Secretary of State, issuing exclusive rights to Elihu Hotchkiss (1757-1840) for improvements to his straw-cutting machine, old folds, some edge discoloration, 11 1/4 x 15 in.

$1,000-1,500

Madison, James (1751-1836) and James Monroe (1758-1831) Letters Patent, Signed 8 January 1816. Two partially printed parchment leaves completed by hand and bound together with yellow silk ribbon, Two partially printed parchment leaves completed by hand and bound together with yellow silk ribbon, large paper seal with ribbon beneath, also signed by James Monroe as Secretary of State, issuing exclusive rights to Elihu Hotchkiss (1757-1840) for his threshing and fanning machine, old folds, some slight discoloration, 12 1/4 x 15 1/4 in.

$1,000-1,500

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Pierce, Isaac and Joseph (fl. circa 1778) Memorandum Book, Central Atlantic Region, 1770s. Sixteen-page small format note pad with slightly heavier paper covers, annotated in brown and purple ink throughout, slightly dog-eared, with some chipping and spots, 6 x 3 1/4 in. The text begins with the ninth of September, 1777: “The American army marched from Wilmington up to Ogle’s Tavern & from thence to Stawgut [?] Lane and Crossed Brandywine and encamped at the bottom.” Pierce makes notes about the weather and his business supplying the military. “May 1, 1778, Mr. Rutterford [sic] & a light horseman came & demanded 7 dozen skins & prest a cart & ‘bore them off to his son in Newark.” “May ye 31 on Sunday 1778 there came 4 teams loaded with arms from the head of Elk to Smallwood’s headquarters.” He also includes notices of the war, “Smallwood and his army march’d from Miller’s and Mendenhall’s towards Washington’s headquarters.”

$2,500-3,500

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Presidential and Literary Autographs c.

1875.

Commercially produced green morocco album, gilt stamped front board with “Autographs” in an ornate gothic font and the former owner’s name, William P. Reed (of Buffalo, New York) beneath; sewing completely perished, all pages loose, both boards detached, one small segment of the original leather spine remaining; autographs mostly on smaller cards, clipped from letters, on calling cards; all cards and clipped signatures mounted, some discoloration due to glue; some autographs written directly on the album pages, approximately 130 autographs in total, on approximately 66 pages, album pages with marginal chipping and browning, contents otherwise good, 8 1/2 x 7 in. This album contains autographs of Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893), James A. Garfield (1831-1881), Frederick Seward (1830-1915), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891), General Philip Sheridan (1831-1888), Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), William Cullen Bryant (1794- 1878), John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), Mark Twain (1835-1910), Thomas Nast (1840-1902), Kalakaua (1836-1891), Brigham Young, Edwin Booth (1801-1877), P.T. Barnum (1810-1891), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), and many others, including actors, politicians, military officials, and other 19th century luminaries.

$2,000-3,000

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Commercially produced autograph album originally compiled by Mary Roxana Birchard (1827-1876), Rutherford B. Hayes’s cousin; thereafter continued by other family members, containing approximately forty signatures, mostly clipped, or short inscriptions, some full letters. Signers include William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), Oliver Wendell Holmes Senior (1809-1894), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893), Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), an autograph letter from Daniel Webster (1782- 1852), signatures of the Supreme Court of Vermont c. 1890-1899, Swami Saradananda (1865-1927), and others. Covers and binding of the album mostly intact, some pages detached, some letters mounted, some loose, 7 x 8 in. Ms. Birchard seems to have employed a clever approach to her autograph solicitations, based on some of the responses she received. Her correspondents thank her for sending a “birch barque” with her original note. Those who mention the little boats seem truly charmed.

$2,000-3,000

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Presidential Autographs, Four Signed Letters, Two Signature Cards: William Howard Taft (1857-1930) two typed letters signed, 1908 and 1913; Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) typed letter signed on White House stationery as President, 1923, and signature on White House card, 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.; Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) signed card, 2 1/4 x 3 in.; Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882- 1945) typed letter signed as Governor of New York, 1932; and Charles Francis Adams Jr. (1835-1915) autograph letter signed, 1891.

$700-900

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Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (1792-1875) Receipt for Moses Gillette, 1 January 1829. Partially printed laid paper promissory note, issued by the estate of Thomas Jefferson, completed by hand, manuscript inscriptions on verso. Issued to Ira and Sydner Pellet for $545 for the purchase of the enslaved man, Moses Gillette, (1803-post 1880); signed by “Jeff” Randolph more than once on the verso, noting that if unpaid in a year, the amount due would double; and noting the receipt of payment, bottom right corner torn away, perhaps to signify the fulfillment of the contract and repayment of debt, matted and double- glazed, old folds, dirty on the verso, spotting, 7 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. Upon Thomas Jefferson’s death, his estate was deeply in debt. Randolph, his grandson and executor, struggled to repay this debt throughout his life by various means, and ultimately died with the estate still in the red. This particular promissory note highlights the story of the estimated 600 enslaved men, women, and children who lived some portion of their lives at Monticello, owned by Jefferson. Records from Monticello indicate that Moses Gillette, a skilled cooper who independently crafted pails and firkins on his own time, selling them back to the estate, was enslaved as part of Jefferson’s estate. Monticello records also establish that Gillette was purchased by the Pellets in 1829. The Pellet brothers operated a mill somewhere in Albemarle County, Virginia. After emancipation, Gillette moved to southern Ohio, where he lived near his brother, Israel Gillette Jefferson.

$2,000-3,000

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Reading the Emancipation Proclamation. Hartford: Peters, copyright by Lucius Stebbins, 1864. Steel engraving by James W. Watts after H.W. Herrick, with title, publishing information, and small portrait of Abraham Lincoln at the foot, framed, toned, some debris between print and glass, slight marginal discolorations, 20 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. visible through the frame.

Roosevelt Family Document Lot. A printed card from the Metropolitan Club of Washington, dated January 10, 1895, on the occasion of a luncheon for Colonel John Hay (1832-1898), signed by Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), Henry Cabot Lodge (1850- 1924), John Hay, and others; a typed letter signed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882- 1945), November 19, 1921, as Chairman of

$300-500

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945) Typed Letter, Signed, Washington, D.C., 21 June 1916. One page, to Frederic L. Woods, Executive Secretary, National Security League, denying the loan of a naval defense mine, a Colt machine gun, and a complete set of code signal flags for an exhibition, signed as Secretary of the Navy, matted and framed with

$800-1,000

the Woodrow Wilson Foundation; a typed

a portrait of Roosevelt, 14 1/2 x 17 in. overall.

letter signed by Eleanor Roosevelt, September

$300-400

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Riis, Jacob (1849-1914) Autograph

Roosevelt’s widow, Edith Kermit Carow

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Manuscript Draft, Ten Pages. A sketch of The Making of an American, in Riis’s hand, c. 1900, in this draft, Riis has composed the basic reach of chapters one through seven, the end of chapter twelve,

Roosevelt (1861-1948) September 1, 1932, with holograph envelope; condition and sizes vary, but are generally good, old glue on the verso of the Metropolitan Club card. (4)

The [Signing] of the Declaration of Independence, After John Trumbull (1756- 1843), engraved by Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) [New York]: 20 December 1820. Large format engraving, period-era mounting

chapters thirteen through fourteen, and the title for chapter fifteen, pages toned, with corrections, shorthand annotations, and deletions, 9 1/2 x 6 in.

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Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945)

$400-600

on linen, in a contemporary grain-painted bird’s-eye maple frame, original glass; toned, with minor water stains to bottom edge, 31 1/2 x 23 in. visible through frame.

$300-500

Typed Letter Signed, 20 March 1918.

$800-1,000

Single page on letterhead of the Navy Department, watermarked. To Carl Engel of Butte, Montana, regretfully rejecting his

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binocular donation. Folded in thirds, weak and slightly torn at folds, one spot near the date, 8 x 10 1/2 in.

Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) Typed Letter Signed, 7 January 1955. Single page on Federal Reserve Bank Building letterhead, Kansas City, Missouri. To Daniel J. Gillen, thanking him for sending the poem “The Little Road,” by Henry Gillen. Folded in thirds, 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.

$200-400

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Twain, Mark (1835-1910) Signed Photograph, Framed. Large format sepia-toned photograph, inscribed and dated in the blank margin at the bottom, “Truly yours, Mark Twain, S.L. Clemens,” and dated 3 November 1905 to S.B. Pearmain; a seated Twain holds an open book, wearing a dark suit and bow tie; in a period oak frame, recently cleaned, some surface abrasions, 20 x 13 1/4 in.

$6,000-8,000

55 55 Varèse, Edgard (1883-1965) Autograph 57 58 Letter Signed, 27 July 1955. War of

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Varèse, Edgard (1883-1965) Autograph

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Letter Signed, 27 July 1955.

War of 1812, Battle of Baltimore, Two Letters, Two Indentures.

$400-600

Washington, George (1732-1799) Woven

Jacquard Silk Portrait, 1856. Lyon: J.R.,

Single page, on his 188 Sullivan Street,

The two letters written by American soldiers

1856.

New York, New York, stationery, with the original holograph envelope. To Reneé Longy, confirming a get-together on Saturday, August sixth, and asking why she doesn’t use air mail, since it’s faster (he has written “Via Air Mail” on the envelope, writing to Longy in Marston Mills, Massachusetts from New York); letter is folded, measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. when unfolded. Varèse is regarded as the father of electronic music.

and addressed to John K. Barney of Warren, Rhode Island. The first dated 11 September 1814, written by an associate of the addressee’s son, who was just called to march to North Point, with no time to write, stating “Everything here is in confusion.” The writer is a store keeper with a business connection to the Barneys, he describes the scene in Baltimore, with troops mustering, and ships crowding into the port, but also takes time to comment on his successful sales.

Oval portrait of Washington with the phrase, “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen” around his head, and the fabric woven into an ornate monochromatic frame surmounted by an eagle, in a damaged gilt gessoed frame; the silk with water stains, evidence of cello tape, and short marginal breaks with slight loss, the fabric slightly rumpled in the frame, could be washed, repaired, and flattened, the silk 16 x 19 in.

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1814, describing “our desperate situation,” in the Battle of Baltimore, including details of the fight, reports of troop movements and

Vitelleschi, Mutio (1563-1645) Illuminated Parchment Document Signed. Rome, 3 February 1624. Jesuit honorarium, perhaps a copy of Vitelleschi’s diploma, as it refers to another date in December, 1584, which could align with his graduation, the present document with the 1624 date, and signed by Vitelleschi at the foot, painted illuminations of flowers in the borders, rondelles with the Virgin Mary and an angel in the top corners, and the Jesuit emblem at the center top, some loss of the surface, old folds, rumpled, a piece torn away at the foot, the Pope’s name written in gold; framed, 26 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.

casualties, written by the addressee’s son, Wheaton J. Barney. [with] Two land deeds related to the Barneys, dated 1811 and 1816-17, concerning the transfer of land. Four separate documents each inscribed on folded bifolia, the letters with old folds, addressed on the versos, one with a postmark, the other with sealing wax; the indentures also folded, on blue paper. (4)

$800-1,200

Books

Lots 59–366

59 59 Aeschylus (c. 525-456 B.C.) [Tragoediae: Graece]. Paris: Adrien Turnèbe, 1552. Octavo, text in

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Aeschylus (c. 525-456 B.C.) [Tragoediae:

Graece]. Paris: Adrien Turnèbe, 1552. Octavo, text in Greek, printed in Garamond’s “Grecs du Roi” typeface, in single column throughout, woodcut device on title, bound in later red morocco with elaborate gilt tooling, gilt and gauffered edges, contents lightly browned and toned throughout with occasional spotting, one correction in a contemporary hand, old illegible ink stamp on title, and shelf number inside front board; one corner of binding chipped with loss of leather, front joint cracked, 6 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. Turnèbe, Regius professor of Greek at the Collège Royal in Paris, was appointed printer to the King for Greek works from September 1551 to July 1555, much to the dismay of Charles Estienne. His Greek Aeschylus is considered a reliable edition, correcting mistakes made in the Aldine editio princeps of 1518.

$500-700

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Al-Samanudi (fl. circa 123) Sullam or Scala Magna. Manuscript on Paper in Coptic, Arabic, and Greek: Egypt, 17th Century. Text in brown and red ink throughout, with crude ornamental strapwork borders used occasionally as chapter headings, twelve unbound signatures, never sewn, in 10s; one signature with eight leaves, 117 leaves, including blanks, pages may be out of order; light toning, occasional water stain and other minor smudges to text, with large purplish blue ink spill at the top edge, affecting the top blank margin of two signatures, and just touching the top blank margin intermittently in two others; deckle edges throughout, housed in an ornately gilt-tooled leather wrapper, text leaves: 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. In this work, the Medieval Coptic Bishop, Al- Samanudi, presents the basic vocabulary for Coptic liturgical texts with Arabic translations, using the Psalms as his examples. Occasionally the original Greek is also given.

$800-1,000

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Album of Revolutionary Russia. [New York]:

Russian Socialist Federation, [1919]. Oblong folio album, 48 pages, each with reproductions of black and photos of people and incidents central to the Soviet Revolution, beginning with portraits of Lenin and Trotsky, continuing with hundreds of other evocative images including battles, protests, crowd scenes, and many others; binding worn with scratches, lacking the original tie, 10 3/4 x 14 in.

$200-300

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Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888) Little Women [First and Second Parts]. Boston:

Roberts Brothers, 1868 [-1869]. First editions, two octavo volumes; part one with four illustrations and six pages of advertisements; part two with four illustrations and eight pages of advertisements; the set bound in uniform full tan calfskin bindings by Goodspeed of Boston, with the oval morocco bookplate of a member of the Murdock family (?Harold), with the slogan, “Omnia Pro Bono H.M.,” encircling the image of a raven impaled by an arrow, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (2)

$2,000-3,000

62 63 Arabic and Middle Eastern Books, Twelve Volumes: An assortment of 19th and 20th

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Arabic and Middle Eastern Books, Twelve Volumes:

An assortment of 19th and 20th century books written in Middle Eastern languages or concerned with topics from the same region, including facsimiles of important manuscripts, scholarly works, and others, all small formats, in varying condition. (12)

$200-300

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Arabic Manuscript Fragment, Prayers. Six paper leaves, written in a small, semi- Maghribi hand, in gold and colors, from the Newberry Library and the Henry Probasco collection by way of Sam Fogg, in green paper wraps, and custom clamshell box, 4 x 4 in.

$300-500

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Arabic Manuscript, Multaza a-Abhur, Laws. Manuscript on paper, 17th century, text in black ink within a gilt-ruled compartment with some words in red, with scholarship from the 1930s inserted, marginal notations throughout the text, dark purplish brown sheepskin, ruled in gilt, with flap; peeling, rubbed, water staining to text leaves, 8 x 4 1/4 in.

$300-500

66 Aretino, Leonardo (c. 1370-1444) Libro della Prima Guerra delli Carthaginesi . [Florence: Heirs of

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Aretino, Leonardo (c. 1370-1444) Libro della Prima Guerra delli Carthaginesi. [Florence: Heirs of Philip Giunta, 1526]. [bound with] Aretino’s Libro de la Guerra de Ghotti, [Venice: per Nicolo d’Aristotile, 1528]. [and] Atila Flagellum Dei Vulgar, [Venice:

Marchio Sessa & Piero de Ravani, 1521]; octavo, inscriptions on first title, wear along the margins, folds, with some marginal loss, margins of first few leaves soft, some stains; one leaf in the second work with large tear; second title trimmed with loss to head of woodcut compartment; woodcut printers’

devices in each title, all three bound together in slightly later limp Italian parchment, uncased, 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.

$400-600

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Aristophanes Lysistrata, Illustrations by Pablo Picasso. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1934. Limited edition, signed by Picasso, number 169 of 1,500 copies, in publisher’s printed paper boards, with chemise and slipcase, chemise broken and fragmentary along the spine, slipcase with one panel broken away (present), the book itself clean and well- preserved, 9 1/2 x 12 in.

$4,000-6,000

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Armenian Book, 1767. Quarto, title printed within woodcut border, each text page printed within a compartment, whimsical woodcut initials in the Armenian manuscript style used throughout, woodcut head- and tail-pieces throughout, and device on colophon, with many manuscript notes in Armenian inside the boards, on fly leaves, and preliminaries, bound in its original wooden boards, covered with dark blind-stamped leather, sympathetically rebacked, missing leather restored, 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.

$300-500

70 69 Art Collecting, Gilded Age, Ephemera Lot. Three-ring binder containing catalogs of art dealers

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Art Collecting, Gilded Age, Ephemera Lot. Three-ring binder containing catalogs of art dealers and auction houses, and receipts for purchase of art by Edward F. Patchen (1839- 1911) of Brooklyn, New York; fifteen catalogs, mostly from the Barker Art Gallery, an auction house on Liberty Street, in New York City, most 1883-1885, one from 1890, and another from 1910, with many receipts, some with prices realized added in pencil.

$300-400

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Austen, Jane (1775-1817) The Novels. London: Richard Bentley, 1848-1856. Five octavo volumes, including the following titles: Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility, with half-title, frontispiece, and engraved title in each volume, except for Northanger Abbey, which has no half-title and whose title page is dated 1848; the set bound in uniform three-quarter blue calf and buckram boards, spines tooled in gilt, with labels, t.e.g., spines slightly rubbed, 6 1/2 x 4 in. each, occupying 6 inches of shelf space.

$1,000-1,500

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Barker, Nicolas Aldus Manutius and the Development of Greek Script & Type in the Fifteenth Century. Sandy Hook, Connecticut:

Chiswick Book Shop, 1985. Folio, first edition, with original leaves from the first Aldine editions of Aristotle, 1497; Crastonus’s Dictionarium Graecum, 1497; Euripides, 1503; and the Septuagint, 1518, in the original publisher’s binding and matching slipcase, prospectus and original receipt inserted. [and] ten titles in bibliography and the history of printing, including D.B. Updike’s Printing Types, and eight others. (11)

$700-900

72 72 Beardsley, Aubrey, Illustrator (1872-1898) Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur . London: Dent,

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Beardsley, Aubrey, Illustrator (1872-1898) Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur. London: Dent, 1893-1894. Three volumes, limited edition, preceding the trade edition, number 227 of 300 copies printed on Dutch handmade paper, initials and pages with borders printed in red and black, illustrated with twenty-four full-paged prints by Beardsley on French etching paper, with the prospectus inserted; bound in full publisher’s cloth, stamped in gold, corners bumped, some toning to interior pages, deckle edges throughout, ex libris John Platt, with his Clifton Lodge book plate, dated Christmas 1892, in each volume, 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (3)

$2,000-3,000

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Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989) Waiting for Godot. London: Faber & Faber Ltd., [1956]. Octavo, publisher’s slip tipped in, indicating that this edition reflects textual deletions made for the Criterion Theatre production, bound in original yellow cloth with dust jacket; acidic mark on ffep, and inside the back board/end leaves from old news clippings, old tape on inner rear panel of jacket; old clippings from 1956 consist of two mixed reviews of the play from two New York papers, and Wolcott Gibbs’s pan from The New Yorker.

[with] Eugene O’Neill’s (1888-1953) Long Day’s Journey into Night, New Haven:

Yale University Press, 1956, first edition, in publisher’s boards, no jacket, 9 1/2 x 6 in. (2)

$200-300

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Benayi Divani Manuscript. [Istanbul, 1570]. Text in Ottoman Turkish and Persian, 39 leaves, written in black and red ink on tinted papers, with gold and colored accents, bound in smooth red sheepskin with a gilt compartment on each board and a blind- tooled floral decoration inside; thumbing to text, water stains, old stamps, 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.

$400-600

76 75 Bible, New Testament in English, ed. Richard Wynne (1718?-1779) London: J. Dodsley, 1764.

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Bible, New Testament in English, ed. Richard Wynne (1718?-1779) London: J. Dodsley, 1764. Two octavo volumes, ex libris John Langdon (1741-1819), Senator, and President Pro Tempore of the Senate under George Washington, Second Governor of New Hampshire, serving four separate terms as Governor from 1785 to 1812, with gaps between each term, and signer of Constitution; with his signature, dated 1765, at the head of each title page, in contemporary boards, front board of volume one detached,

bindings shaken, worn, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (2)

$300-500

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Bible, New Testament in Greek. Amsterdam:

Ex Officinâ Elzevirianâ, 1658. 12mo, edited by Étienne de Courcelles (1586- 1659), title page printed in red and black, with Elzevir’s woodcut device, text in Greek throughout, 532 and 377 pages, bound in fine contemporary gilt-tooled morocco, inner gilt dentelles, gilt tooled spine, unrestored and intact, with original endbands, silk bookmarks, a.e.g., and unusual gilt endleaves printed with an all-over pattern of stars and dots; ffep removed, signature washed from title, resulting in a subtle brownish toning across the middle of the page. De Courcelles was an Arminian French Protestant, close friend of Descartes, translator of Grotius, and Greek scholar and translator.

$600-800

77 Biblia Latina, with the Glossa Ordinaria of pseudo-Walafrid Strabo. [Strasbourg: Adolf Rusch for Anton
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Biblia Latina, with the Glossa Ordinaria of pseudo-Walafrid Strabo. [Strasbourg: Adolf Rusch for Anton Koberger at Nuremberg, not after 1480]. First printed edition of the Latin Bible with the Glossa Ordinaria, or commentary, bound in four imperial folio volumes; 1,210 of 1,211 leaves, lacking only the penultimate blank, the other two blanks present; two gold- illuminated initials: one at the beginning of Genesis, the other at the beginning of the Psalms, all other initials supplied in alternating red and blue contemporary lombardic initials, larger initials enhanced with yellow tracery embellishments inside and around the letters, red and blue capital strokes and paragraph marks throughout, some contemporary notes, the set presented to an unnamed convent by Johannes Schreier in 1482, with the original notes to that effected inside the back board of each volume, and another similar notice on the front board of each volume; bound in uniform contemporary German alum-tawed pigskin bindings over wooden boards, tooled in blind; later hardware added; front boards detached, some worming, some discoloration to text pages, generally a large, fresh copy, with contemporary manuscript annotations (at times trimmed away) to help the binder assemble the pages, which would have been challenging because of the confusing signature marks used by the printer in this work; contemporary printer’s waste and text manuscript leaves used as pastedowns in all four volumes; ex libris the Franciscan Library of Ingoldstadt, with inscriptions; page size:

19 x 13 in.; bindings: 20 x 13 1/2 x 4 in.; the four together occupy 18 inches of shelf space; collation available upon request. (4)

$40,000-60,000

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collation available upon request. (4) $40,000-60,000 77 3 4 Additional information and photos at

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Bihalji-Merin, Oto (1904-1993) Vangel Naumouski. Lujbljana: Kultura, Skopje; Mladinska Knjiga, [1984]. Mock-up for the book, each page with text and images pasted in place, including glossy photographs of some of Naumouski’s work, in a generic binding with extra material inserted, including other images, a snapshot of a painting, a prospectus for the book, a brochure from a show; one made-up signature at the back, separate from the binding, with text only, with the dust jacket for the book; some pages loose, notes in pen and pencil throughout, contents too thick for binding; 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.

$200-300

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too thick for binding; 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. $200-300 79 79 Blake, William (1757-1827)
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Blake, William (1757-1827) Jerusalem. London: Trianon Press, [1951], Limited edition copy number 23 of the first 250 of a total edition of 516 copies, portfolio, facsimile of the illuminated copy owned by William Stirling, illustrated with 100 colored plates, in five parts, each in blue wrappers, and housed in the original publisher’s box, with the prospectus, a catalog, and subscription card inserted, 14 1/4 x 11 1/2 in.

$600-800

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Bodoni, Giovanni Battista (1740-1813) Manuale Tipografico. Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1968. Limited edition facsimile of the 1788 edition, copy 119 of 180, with the prospectus and introductory note in English inserted, in publisher’s orange cloth boards and beige dust jacket, binding very good, jacket with some smudges, 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.

$700-900

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Boethius (480-524) De Consolatione Philosophiae. Nuremburg: Koberger, 1483. Folio, 71 of 74 leaves, lacking the initial blank and the two final blanks (i9 and i10), initials added in a contemporary hand in red and blue, period annotations in the text throughout, in a later binding, cloth spine, paste paper boards; some water staining, toning, and thumbing to leaves, margins still good, manuscript notes largely intact, 11 7/8 x 8 1/2 in.

Book of Hours, Two Printed Leaves. Two leaves printed on parchment, removed from Books of Hours printed in France c. 1500, one attributed to Pigouchet, in Latin, a page from the psalms, within a border of metal cuts, the initials highlighted by hand, matted and framed; the other, in French, a page from the calendar (January) with the nine-line metal cut illustration decorated by hand with contemporary color, the verso uncolored, but with grotesque metal cuts of monstrous creatures in the margins, double-glazed frame, each sheet approximately 6 1/2 x 4 in. (2)

$200-400

89 83 86 88 Bruehl, Anton (1900-1983) Photographs of Burrill, Edgar White (fl. mid-20th century)

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Bruehl, Anton (1900-1983) Photographs of

Burrill, Edgar White (fl. mid-20th century)

Four Scrapbooks.

and other every day ephemera, Burrill held

a

doctorate in divinity and served at self-

Buffalo; his scrapbooks reflect his interests,

in

religion and psychology, sculpture, cute

Bouillaud, Jean-Baptiste (1796-1881) Traité Clinique des Maladies du Coeur. Paris:

Balliere, 1835. First edition, two octavo volumes, illustrated with eight folding illustrations, bound in later full leather, spotting, 8 x 4 3/4 in. (2) Dr. Bouillaud is credited with making the

Mexico. New York: Delphic Studios, [1933]. First edition, folio, illustrated with twenty-five black and white photographs, limited edition out of series review copy as noted on the limitation page, signed by Bruehl at the foot of his foreword, bound in publisher’s black

These scrapbooks cover the years 1934, 1937, 1942, and 1945, and are filled with original correspondence, greeting cards, clippings from newspapers and magazine,

connection between rheumatism and heart disease for the first time.

leather spine and burlap covered boards, boldly blocked in black lettering on the front

described New Age churches in Denver and

$300-500

board, in the original but damaged slipcase,

open at the top, 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.

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$700-900

kittens, American history, local events, and briefly clad or unclad young women. (4)

Bourke-White, Margaret (1904-1971) Eyes

$200-300

$300-500

on Russia, Inscribed. New York: Simon &

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Schuster, 1931. First edition, inscribed on ffep to Catharine Oglesby, illustrated with sepia-tone

Budge, Sir E. A. Wallis (1857-1934) Lady Meux Manuscript No. 1. The Lives of Maba Seyon and Gabra Krestos. London: W.

$400-600

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Bury, Thomas Talbot (1809-1877) Coloured

Libraries Museums and Arts Committee,

photographs throughout, bound in publisher’s tan cloth, spine torn and repaired, contents good, 11 x 7 1/2 in.

Griggs, Chromo-Lithographer to Her Majesty the Queen, 1898. Large quarto, limited edition, numbered 102 of 300, in full contemporary blind-tooled leather

Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. London: Ackermann, 1833. Large quarto, title page, thirteen full-paged

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decorated in Ethiopic style, t.e.g., very heavy, printed with color lithographs on coated paper; head slightly chipped, 12 1/2 x 10 in.

colored plates, three folding plates, seven pages of text, and a final blank, bound in contemporary marbled boards, inexpertly

Bruce, James (1730-1794) Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile. Edinburgh:

rebacked with buckram, housed in a gold chemise and slipcase, red morocco label on

by Ruthven for the Robinsons, 1790. First edition, five large quarto volumes, engraved vignettes on titles, fifty-eight full page and folding plates (including the three folding battle plans), and the three large folding maps; no half-titles; bound in contemporary marbled

front board; faults to sewing structure due to repair, 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. [with] The Centenary of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway 1830-1930, Liverpool:

1930, bound in blue buckram.

calfskin, spines dry, some joints cracked, labels flaking and fragmentary, occasional spotting, intense for three or four leaves in two volumes, 9 x 11 in. (5)

$2,000-3,000

$1,000-1,200

94 90 Carlyle, Thomas (1795-1881) Collected Works . London: Chapman and Hall, 1869. Thirty-four volumes,

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Carlyle, Thomas (1795-1881) Collected Works. London: Chapman and Hall, 1869. Thirty-four volumes, the Library Edition, bound in uniform contemporary three-quarter rust- colored morocco by Root and sons, London, with buckram boards, some cracking to leather along joints, generally good, boards attached, some heads chipped, occupying approximately 3 1/2 feet of shelf space.

$300-500

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Carr, John (of Middle Temple) The Stranger in Ireland . London: for Richard Phillips by T.

Cartier-Bresson, Henri (1908-2004) The Decisive Moment. New York and Paris:

Gillet, 1806. First edition, large quarto, illustrated with folding sepia-toned frontispiece, fifteen plates of Irish views (full-paged and folding), and one map, bound in contemporary tree calf boards,

Simon & Schuster and Verve, [1952]. First edition, folio, illustrated, in the original publisher’s boards illustrated by Matisse, spine damaged and fragmentary, 14 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. [and] The Europeans, New York and Paris:

rebacked, most of the leather from that repair has flaked away, leaving the label, boards detached, intermittent spotting and water staining to contents, 10 1/2 x 8 in.

Simon & Schuster and Verve, [1955], first edition, folio, illustrated, in the original publisher’s boards illustrated by Miró, joints damaged, spine starting, 14 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.

$600-800

(2)

$600-800

93 Cartier-Bresson, Henri (1908-2004) The Decisive Moment . New York and Paris: Simon & Schuster

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri (1908-2004) The

Decisive Moment. New York and Paris:

Simon & Schuster and Verve, [1952].

First edition, folio, illustrated, in the original publisher’s boards illustrated by Matisse, in a protective plastic jacket, the pamphlet with the captions inserted, boards slightly bowed, foxing to front board, text block has shifted downward slightly within the boards, 14 1/2 x

10 1/4 in.

$300-500

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Catherwood, Frederick (1799-1854) Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan. London: by Owen Jones for Catherwood, 1844.

Folio, illustrated with chromolithographic and gilt-printed title page, one map, and twenty-four of the twenty-five hand-colored lithographic plates, lacking plate seventeen:

Interior of the Principal Building at Kabah; title page spotted, plates with some minor edge dust and corner chips, occasional spotting, with the original boards, both detached, spine detached and fragmentary, with loss of leather,

21 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.

$15,000-20,000

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Catlin, George (1796-1872) The North

Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616) The Life

$300-500

American Indians. Edinburgh: John Grant,

and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman

1926.

Don Quixote de la Mancha. London: Tonson,

Two large octavo volumes, illustrated with maps and 320 colored illustrations from the original paintings; in the original red publisher’s pictorial cloth, stamped in black and gold on spines and front boards, t.e.g.; spines slightly sunned, one corner bumped, with book ticket of Henry Southeran, 10 x 6 in. (2)

Draper, and Dodsley, 1756. Two large quarto volumes, translated by Charles Jervas [aka Jarvis] (1675-1739), illustrated with a frontispiece and sixty-eight full-page consecutively numbered plates, engraved by Gerard Vandergucht (1697-1776) after John Vanderbank (1694-1739), good, in

$500-700

modern half calf and marbled paper boards,

old labels retained, 11 1/3 x 9 in. (2)

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Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616) Don Quixote. London: Dubochet, 1837-1839. Three volumes, translated by Charles Jarvis [aka Jervas] (c. 1675-1739), illustrated throughout by Tony [Antoine] Johannot (1803- 1852), bound in uniform three-quarter calf, tooled in gilt, with gilt labels in red and green, 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (3)

$200-400

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Chagall, Marc (1887-1985) Illustrations for the Bible. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., [Printed in France, 1956]. Folio, illustrated publisher’s boards, spine becoming detached, boards and spine with marginal tape and tape residue, illustrated with sixteen color lithographs, and 105 of black and white illustrations; in Mylar wraps; contents fresh, 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.

$2,000-3,000

99 Chagall, Marc (1887-1985) Lithographs . Monte Carlo: Braziller, [1960]. Folio, original publisher’s cloth binding,
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Chagall, Marc (1887-1985) Lithographs. Monte Carlo: Braziller, [1960]. Folio, original publisher’s cloth binding, illustrated throughout, including twelve original color lithographs, in a very good dust jacket with minor edge wear only, 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.

$1,600-2,000

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Charlotte Julia von Blennerhassett (1843- 1917) Madame de Staël, her Friends and her Influence in Politics and Literature. London: Chapman & Hall, 1889. Octavo, the original three volume set expanded into six extra-illustrated volumes, uniformly bound in full contemporary gilt- tooled calf, heads lightly chipped, 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.

$600-800

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Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl

] to his Son, Philip

Stanhope. London: for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall,

1774.

Octavo in four volumes, later edition, portrait frontispiece present in volume one; contemporary boards, rebacked, worn, some labels chipped, edges worn, first few signatures in volume one starting, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. Chesterfield wrote more than 400 letters to his son from the 1730s until 1768, when the son died. As a study in 18th century diplomatic manners and customs, they are invaluable.

$200-400

of (1694-1773) Letters [

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Churchill, Sir Winston (1874-1965) Four Volumes:

My African Journey, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908, first edition, illustrated, in publisher’s pictorial red cloth, stamped with an image of Churchill beside a slain rhinoceros, in a plastic jacket, 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. London to Lady Smith via Pretoria, New York:

Longmans, Green, & Co., 1900, first American edition, illustrated, bound in publisher’s red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board, spine sunned, board surfaces lightly rubbed, in a plastic jacket, 4 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. Ian Hamilton’s March, London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1900, first edition, with portrait frontispiece, maps, and plans, in red publisher’s binding with gilt lettering on spine and front board, and black end papers; binding somewhat bumped, scratched, spine sunned, in a plastic jacket, 7 1/2 x 5 in. Savrola, New York: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1900, octavo, half-title, twelve leaves of publisher’s advertisements after the text, in publisher’s blue cloth lettered in gilt on front board and spine, endcaps rubbed, bookplate removed from inside cover leaving adhesive behind, leaning slightly; 7 1/2 x 5 in.

$800-1,000

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Churchill, Sir Winston (1874-1965) The World Crisis 1911-1914. London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1923-1931. First editions, six volumes, illustrated, maps, blue publisher’s cloth with gilt lettered spines, titles stamped in blind on front covers, end caps slightly rubbed, 9 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.

$800-1,000

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Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of (1609- 1674) The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641. Oxford: Printed at the Theater, 1717. Six octavo volumes, each with a portrait frontispiece (sometimes bound as three), in very good contemporary English paneled and speckled tan calfskin, with the bookplate of Robert Gooden (d. 1839) of Over Compton, Dorset pasted inside the front board of each; three heads slightly chipped, leather cracked at a few front joints, back board of volume six with surface scratches, generally an attractive and well-preserved set, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (6)

$300-500

and well-preserved set, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (6) $300-500 105 106 Classics, Continental Imprints,

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Classics, Continental Imprints, 17th and 18th Centuries, Six Volumes:

Classics, Greek, 18th Century, Twelve Volumes:

Johannes van Meurs’s Glossarium Graeco-

Suidae Lexicon, Graece & Latine, Cambridge:

Barbarum, Leiden: Elzevir, 1614, large quarto, title printed in red and black, portrait of the author on verso of title, later parchment binding.

Typis Academicis, 1705, in three folio volumes, all boards detached, clean interiors. Justini Philosophi & Martyris Apologiae Duae et Dialogus cum Tryphone Judeaeo, London:

Maggio’s Syntamaton Linguarum Orientalium Liber Primus [et Secundus], Rome, 1670, folio, half parchment and paper boards, blind library stamp to title, boards worn and abraded. Matthias Martini’s Lexicon Philologicum, Praecipue Etymologicum et Sacrum, Utrecht: Schouten, 1697, two folio volumes, contemporary blind-tooled Dutch parchment over stiff boards, title to volume one printed in red, with added engraved title. Hesychii Lexicon, Leiden: Luchtmans, 1766, two folio volumes. (6)

Sare, 1722, folio, contemporary boards, detached. Temple Stanyan’s The Grecian History from the Original of Greece, to the Death of Philip of Macedon, London: J. and R. Tonson, 1766, two octavo volumes, illustrated, contemporary boards, front boards detached. Septuaginta Interpretum, Oxford: ex Theatro Sheldoniano, 1707, six octavo volumes, illustrated, edited by Johannes Grabe, in contemporary English calfskin, bindings scuffed but intact. (12)

$700-900

$700-900

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Clavius, Christoph (1538-1612) Fabrica et Usus Instrumenti. Rome: Grassium, 1586. First edition, quarto, illustrated with numerous woodcuts and diagrams throughout the text, old stamp on title, occasional minor spotting, bound in later stiff parchment.

$2,500-3,500

108 Clavius, Christoph (1538-1612) In Sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco Commentarius. Rome: Victor Helianum, 1570.

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Clavius, Christoph (1538-1612) In Sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco In Sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco

Commentarius. Rome: Victor Helianum,

1570.

Quarto, woodcut armillary sphere on title, reused with the poles added on page thirty- three, woodcut illustration of the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) and the four properties (heat, cold, dryness, and humidity) on page forty-five, a meteorological woodcut on page 52, an astrological woodcut on page ninety-seven, a repeat of the armillary sphere on page 278, and numerous text illustrations; colophon with woodcut printer’s device on verso of last text leaf before index; [pi]4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Ppp4, Qqq6, [cross]-[double cross]4, with the integral final blank; bound in full limp parchment; some toning and spotting to contents, some signatures mildly browned; small bookplate of the French physicist and philosopher of science, Pierre Duhem (1861-1916) pasted on the ffep, and several iterations of a rubber stamp inked in purple with the initials B.U.G. one on the paste down, and two on the title page, 8 x 6 in.

$2,500-3,500

Collodi, Carlo (1826-1890) The Pop-up Pinocchio , illustrated by Harold B. Lentz. New York: Blue Ribbon, [1932]. Quarto, The Pop-up Pinocchio, illustrated by Harold B. Lentz. New York: Blue Ribbon, [1932]. Quarto, illustrated publisher’s boards, in the original dust jacket, with bright illustrated end leaves, contents fresh, with four functioning full-color pop-ups in good condition, and black and white text illustrations; slight wear to jacket, boards slightly reflexed, 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. The Blue Ribbon publishing company coined the term “pop-up.”

$400-600

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Comicorum Graecorum Sententiae. [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1569. First edition, 16mo, Schreiber 175, dedicated to the Duke of Bavaria, translated and annotated by Henri Estienne (1531-1598), with an essay on the method of their selection; part two contains readings from comic authors writing in Latin with Erasmus’s notes, 633 pages, two old ownership inscriptions on title, one inked out, the other slightly smudged, in contemporary parchment, yapp edges, 4 1/2 x 2 in.

$300-500

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Commines, Philippe de (1447-1511) The Historie. London: [Eliot’s Court Press] for John Bill, 1614. Small folio, third English edition, title printed within elaborate woodcut compartment, 366 pages, with the genealogical tables, lacking the final ?blank Ii4; in 17th century boards, rebacked, recornered, those repairs now failing, stains and damage to some text leaves, later endleaves 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.

$200-400

109 112 Cooper, James Fenimore (1789-1851) A Letter to His Countrymen . New York: John

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Cooper, James Fenimore (1789-1851) A Letter to His Countrymen. New York: John Wiley, 1834. First edition, in publisher’s gray paper boards, with the title printed on the front board, blue cloth spine, ex libris Mrs. Erastus Corning [Harriet Weld] (1793-1883), with the following note, “Dear Miss Cooper, I found this book among Mrs. Corning’s things [?] & thought you might like it as your brother has one also of the 1st edition. Very truly yours, M.D. [?] Corning.” This may be Mary DeCamp Corning (b. 1843), who married Edwin Weld Corning (1836-1871), writing after the death of Harriet Weld Corning; contents clean, 8 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.

$200-300

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Coptic Theotokia Manuscript, 14th Century. Manuscript on paper, 110 leaves, heavily restored throughout, and fragmentary, each leaf mounted in a larger frame, each leaf was trimmed from its original size some time in the past, and in modern times restored, and rebound in modern blind-tooled goatskin over papyrus paper boards, damage to leaves from stains, ink spills and ink deterioration throughout, original leaf size 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 for most leaves, the book itself is 9 3/4 x 6 in.

$2,000-4,000

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115 114 Craig, Edward Gordon (1872-1966) The Marionnette To-Night . Florence, 1918. 12 mo, 384

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Craig, Edward Gordon (1872-1966) The Marionnette To-Night. Florence, 1918. 12mo, 384 pages, volume one, bound in contemporary three-quarter parchment and green paper boards, illustrated throughout, 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.

$600-800

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Cruikshank, George (1792-1878) The Comic Almanack. London: for Charles Tilt, [and Bogue], 1835 [-1853]. Ten small octavo volumes, uniformly bound in fine full morocco, with morocco doublures, gilt spines, a.e.g.; one headcap chipped, bindings a bit dry, volume with almanacs for the years 1848-1849 measures 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in., all other volumes are 6 1/4 x 4 in. (10)

$400-600

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Curley, James Michael (1874-1958) Lot of Assorted Material, 20th Century. Four books inscribed by Curley, the first three presented to Boston Judge Daniel Gillen:

Gurn’s Charles Carroll of Carrollton, New York: Kennedy, 1932; Our Lady’s Choir, 1931; Bowers’s Jefferson and Hamilton, Boston, [1925], third impression; and a copy of The Poets and Poetry of Ireland, the Poems of Thomas Moore, with Curley’s signature on the ffep. [with] Curley’s shillelagh; seven Curley- related pamphlets; two typed letters signed from Democratic Whip to the House of Representatives John W. McCormack to Gillen from the 1940s; twenty photographs involving Curley, mostly black and white 8 x 10 glossies, (includes) one inscribed portrait, and two copies of a family portrait in folding mats, and one 16 3/4 x 14 in. photograph of Curley presenting Oliver Wendell Holmes the Boston post cane; four original artwork for political cartoons about Curley three signed Norman, and the fourth (framed) by Stern; four aluminum records made of Curley’s address to the Tammany Ball on April 3, 1934; a vinyl record of Curley’s Evacuation of Boston program, from the Hotel Touraine, March 13, 1952; and a commercially produced six-record set of six notable addresses by Curley, entitled, “Mr. Boston.”

$400-600

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Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952) The North American Indian [Volume Fifteen:

The Southern California Shoshoneans, Diegueños, Plateau Shoshoneans, and Washo Peoples]. Norwood, Massachusetts:

The Plimpton Press, [1926]. Single text volume and accompanying portfolio of thirty-six prints, numbered 508 to 543, text volume also illustrated throughout; ex library, with perforated stamps, ink stamps, and pencil annotations; in the plate volume, every plate is stamped on the bottom edge of the image; on images where the bottom edge is dark, the stamp is hard to discern, when the bottom is light, the stamp is visible, intruding onto the image by approximately 1/8 inch or less; limited edition set numbered 97 of 500; bound in matching three-quarter morocco and buckram, some damage to portfolio; portfolio:

18 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.; text volume: 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. In this volume, the peoples selected for study are grouped together because of similarities in linguistic group, culture and what Curtis calls “physical features” rather than geography. (2)

$3,500-4,500

117 119 118 Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952) The North American Indian [Volume Fourteen: The Kato,

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Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952) The North American Indian [Volume Fourteen: The Kato, Wailaki, Yuki, Pomo, Wintun, Maidu, Miwok, and Yokut Peoples]. Norwood, Massachusetts: The Plimpton Press, [1924]. Single text volume and accompanying portfolio of thirty-six prints, numbered 472 to 507, text volume also illustrated throughout; ex library, with perforated stamps, ink stamps, and pencil annotations; in the plate volume, every plate is stamped on the bottom edge of the image; on images where the bottom edge is dark, the stamp is hard to discern, when the bottom is light, the stamp is visible, intruding onto the image by approximately 1/8 inch or less; limited edition set numbered 97 of 500; bound in matching three-quarter morocco and buckram, one tie missing a ribbon; portfolio:

18 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.; text volume: 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Curtis’s project documenting North American Indian tribes in photographic portraits and scenes of daily life brought him, for the purposes of this volume, to the coast of northern California, from San Francisco Bay up to Humboldt Bay, and inland from Mount Shasta to the Tehachapi range. This area includes the redwood forests, the Napa and Sonoma valleys, and the gold boom region of the Sierras. (2)

$3,500-4,500

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Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952) The North American Indian [Volume Thirteen: the Hupa, Yurok, Karok, Wiyot, Tolowa and Tututni, Shasta, Achomawi, and Klamath Peoples]. Norwood, Massachusetts: The Plimpton Press, [1924]. Single text volume and accompanying portfolio of thirty-six prints, numbered 436 to 471, text volume also illustrated throughout; ex library, with perforated stamps, ink stamps, and pencil annotations; in the plate volume, every plate is stamped on the bottom edge of the image; on images where the bottom edge is dark, the stamp is hard to discern, when the bottom is light, the stamp is visible, intruding onto the image by approximately 1/8 inch or less; limited edition set numbered 97 of 500; bound in matching three-quarter morocco and buckram, spine of portfolio damaged; portfolio: 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.; text volume: 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. This volume covers the indigenous peoples of the northwest coast of California, its northern counties, the plains of Nevada and the Klamath Lake region of Oregon. (2)

$3,500-4,500

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Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952) The North American Indian [Volume Twenty: The Alaskan Eskimo]. Norwood, Massachusetts:

The Plimpton Press, [1930]. Single text volume and accompanying portfolio of thirty-five prints, numbered 688 to 722, text volume also illustrated throughout; ex library, with perforated stamps, ink stamps, and pencil annotations; in the plate volume, every plate is stamped on the bottom edge of the image; on images where the bottom edge is dark, the stamp is hard to discern, when the bottom is light, the stamp is visible, intruding onto the image by approximately 1/8 inch or less; limited edition set numbered 97 of 500; bound in matching three-quarter morocco and buckram, both boards of the text volume detached; portfolio: 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.; text volume: 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. This volume concerns itself with the indigenous peoples of the coastal and insular regions of the further reaches of North America, the Aleutian islands, and eastern Greenland. The total population was estimated at 30,000 in the 1920s, when this work was completed. (2)

$3,500-4,500

121 121 Dalail al-Khayyirat, Guide to Good Deeds, Prayers, Poetry. Arabic prayer manuscript on paper,

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Dalail al-Khayyirat, Guide to Good Deeds, Prayers, Poetry. Arabic prayer manuscript on paper, North Africa, 18th century, main text in brown ink, with some words (God, Mohammed, and other key words) in blue, green, and red ink, 174 leaves, Maghribi script; bound in modern calf with flap, 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.

$300-500

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Dalail al-Khayyirat, Guide to Good Deeds, Prayers, Poetry. Illuminated manuscript on paper in Arabic, Ottoman calligraphy by Mustapha Rustu, with miniatures of Mecca and Medina, in contemporary decorated red morocco, with flap; worn, somewhat rumpled, some stains to text leaves, some mounted, text beginning to separate at the center, flap worn with small hole in leather, 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.

$300-500

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Dalail al-Khayyirat, Guide to Good Deeds, Prayers, Poetry. Manuscript on paper in Arabic, northern or western Africa, 19th century, with geometric designs in colors and stylized illuminations of Mecca and Medina, text in dark brown to black ink, within a double ruled red compartment, with special words in red, green, and yellow ink throughout, in a contemporary flap binding with older repairs, blind stamped, in a modern case; slight thumbing and water stains, even toning to text

Dalail al-Khayyirat, Guide to Good Deeds, Prayers, Poetry. [North Africa, ?18th century]. Miniature manuscript on paper, with gilt illuminated stylized miniatures of Mecca and Medina, and other decorations in colors; text in black, red, and blue, written within a red double-ruled border, contemporary notes in brown ink on endleaves, marbled paper paste downs, wallet-style sheepskin binding with flap, tooled in gold, with some slight losses, rebacked; contents slightly spotted, 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.

leaves, 4 x 4 1/2 in.

$300-500

$300-400

 

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124

Dalail al-Khayyirat, Guide to Good Deeds,

$800-1,000

Dalail al-Khayyirat, Guide to Good Deeds, Prayers, Poetry. [Afghanistan or India, 18th

Prayers, Poetry. [Ottoman Turkey, 19th century].

century]. Illuminated manuscript on paper, text in black with embellishments in gold and colors, approximately 100 pages, with full page miniatures of Mecca and Medina, contemporary blindstamped red goatskin; some paper damage in text due to acid ink eating through the paper along the compartment ruling, repairs in places, 3 1/2 x 6 in.

Manuscript on glossy paper, approximately 100 pages, text in Arabic, with gilt illuminated miniatures in western style, ex libris Newberry Library, in custom made clamshell box, 5 1/2 x 4 in

$300-500

127 127 129 130 Dali, Salvador (1904-1989) Dali , Signed Copy. Introduction by J.G. Ballard,

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Dali, Salvador (1904-1989) Dali, Signed Copy. Introduction by J.G. Ballard, edited by David Larkin. New York: Ballantine, [1974].

$1,000-1,500

Dali, Salvador (1904-1989) Exhibition Catalog, Signed Copy. New York:

Heliographic Inc. for the Gallery of Modern Art,

Damon, Samuel Chenery (1815-1885) The Friend, a Monthly Journal Devoted to Temperance, Seamen, Marine and General

Softcover, with printed publisher’s covers,

[1965].

Intelligence, Volume VII. Honolulu, Oahu:

inscribed by Dali with a wide black magic marker inside the front cover, on the half- title, and again on the opening with the title, both dated 1974, the signature on the title incorporating a long-stemmed rose, text introduction by Ballard is followed by reproductions of Dali’s paintings in color on glossy paper, 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 in.

Softcover publisher’s blue wraps, documenting an exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, including the Huntington Hartford Collection, 18 December to 28 February 1966, with the Reynolds Morse Collection, inscribed by Dali in wide black magic marker on the ffep and the title opening, dated 1973, with doodles incorporating a shooting star, and two profiles, two errata slips pasted to the last leaf, illustrated throughout with reproductions of Dali’s work, spine sun-faded 11 x 8 1/2 in.

Printed at the Polynesian Office, 1849. Large quarto, twelve issues bound together, numbers 1-12; January 1, 1849 to May 1, 1849, and September 1, 1849 to December 20, 1849; no issues published in June, July or August, but two issues published each in October, November, and December, numbering 1 to 12 continuous, pagination continuous, with a title page for Damon’s A Trip from the Sandwich Islands, Honolulu, 1849, and one blank leaf bound between the

$700-900

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$1,000-1,500

May and October issues, black half leather

Dali, Salvador (1904-1989) Dali

Dali

Dali,

spine and abraded pink paste paper boards,

Signed Copy. Text by Max Gerard. New York:

 

water stains, 9 x 11 1/2 in.

Abrams, [1974]. Softcover, with printed publisher’s covers, inscribed by Dali with a wide black magic marker on the front cover and across the inside cover and adjacent end leaf, both inscriptions dated 1975, with doodles, incorporating a feminine facial silhouette on the inscription inside the front board; the book with color and black and white illustrations throughout, 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.

Damon, originally from Holden, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Amherst College and Princeton Theological Seminary, served for forty-two years at Bethel Church in Honolulu, during the height of Pacific whaling. Between 1842 to 1867, he estimated he saw 6,000 seamen entering the port of Honolulu per year.

$1,000-1,500

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Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) Le Terze Rime.

$6,500-8,500

132
132

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) La Divina

134

Darwin, Charles (1809-1882) Works.

$400-600

137

Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1502. Octavo, first Aldine edition, complete, including the blank between the Inferno and

London: John Murray, 1888-1891. [Except where noted below.] Sixteen volumes, including: Geological Observations, London: Smith, Elder, & Co.,

Decorative Bindings, Sets, Thirty-seven Volumes:

Robert Browning’s Complete Works, Camberwell edition, New York: Thomas Crowell, [1898], twelve volumes, housed in

Purgatorio, the first appearance of Aldus’s anchor device used on H4 verso; with the typographical error: Alaghieri on a1 verso; old manuscript numbers visible at top outside corners of leaves, in a blue morocco Riviere

1891, third edition; Insectivorous Plants, 1888, second edition; Climbing Plants, 1891, “fifth thousand”; Origin of Species, in two volumes, 1890, sixth edition; Naturalist’s Voyage, 1890,

the original publisher’s box, red cloth bindings, with brightly stamped gold spines. [and] Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley Novels, Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1862,

“new edition with portrait”; Animals and Plants

in

twenty-five volumes, bound in bright green

binding, with the anchor and dolphin on both boards, the front board re-hinged, a.e.g.;

under Domestication, in two volumes, 1890, second edition, revised, seventh thousand;

three-quarter morocco and marbled paper boards, very good. (37)

presentation inscription from the British poet

Cross and Self-Fertilisation, 1891, third

$400-600

and novelist Stephen Spender (1909-1995) and his wife Natasha Litvin (1919-2010) to American poet and Harvard professor,

edition; The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1889, third edition; The Descent of Man, in

138

Theodore Spencer (1902-1949) on ffep; 6 x

two volumes, second edition “revised and

Decorative Bindings, Thirty-nine Volumes:

3 3/4 in. An important milestone in the history of printing: the first portable Dante, and the first use of Aldus’s famous trademark.

augmented,” 22nd thousand; Fertilisation of Orchids, 1890, second edition, revised, fifth thousand; Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, 1890, second edition;

Sets of Chaucer, Trollope, Goethe, Smollett, and Dryden’s Virgil, dating from 1803-1926,

leather spines, gold tooling, generally good, some damage, all in English, the Smollett

The Different Forms of Flowers, 1888, third thousand; and The Formation of Vegetable

limited edition numbered set; the lot occupying 4 1/2 feet of shelf space.

a

Mould, 1888, eleventh thousand (corrected); all volumes bound in uniform tan calf by

$400-600

Commedia or the Divine Vision of Dante

Zaehnsdorf with gilt spines, labels, inner gilt dentelles, all edges marbled, not numbered on

139

Alighieri in Italian & English. London: The

the spines as a set, ex libris William Livingston

Decorative Bindings, Thirty-four Volumes:

Nonesuch Press, 1928. Folio, limited edition copy number 1077 of 1475, printed in parallel columns in English and Italian throughout, embellished with forty- two illustrations after Botticelli, bound in full

Watson of Perth, with his bookplate, all edition statements taken from the title pages only, some water staining affecting a few bindings and text pages, each volume is 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 in., the set occupies 21 1/2 inches of shelf

Two sets: Courtiers and Favourites of Royalty, and Stoddard’s Lectures, in red and tan leather, spines tooled in gold, good condition, occupying approximately four feet of shelf space. (34)

bright orange parchment, tooled in gold, 12

space. (16)

$300-500

x 8 in.

$300-500

 

140

135

Decorative Bindings, Twelve Linear Feet:

133

Dante, Alighieri (1265-1321) The Divine

Darwin, Charles (1809-1882) Works. New

(15)

$400-600

One large set of English literature, Boston,

$300-500

Comedy, trans. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1867. [with] The New Life, trans. Charles Eliot Norton

York: Appleton, 1896. Fifteen octavo volumes, bound in publisher’s three-quarter red pebbled leather, two head caps chipped with loss of the top third of the spine, other volumes rubbed and chipped, 7

mid-19th century, octavo, tan leather bindings, gilt decorated, marbled boards, making up more than ninety percent of the group, and a few assorted volumes.

(1827-1908), first editions, four volumes bound in uniform publisher’s green pebbled

3/4 x 5 in., occupying 21 in. of shelf space.

cloth, lettered in gilt, t.e.g., some headcaps bumped, with slight damage, rubbed, some spotting to spine of volume one, 7 x 10 in. (4)

$600-800

136

Decorative Bindings, Sets, Fifty-six Volumes:

Works of Alexandre Dumas, New York: Collier & Son, 1902, thirty volumes in brick red cloth bindings. [and] Rudyard Kipling’s Writings in Prose and Verse, New York: Scribner’s Sons, 1908, twenty-six volumes in red cloth bindings. (56)

$400-600

143 141 Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) The Dickens- Kolle Letters , ed. Harry B. Smith. Boston:

143

141

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) The Dickens-

Kolle Letters, ed. Harry B. Smith. Boston:

Printed for Members of the Bibliophile Society,

1910.

First edition, presentation copy printed on parchment for Harry Smith, presented by the Bibliophile Society, with an inscription to that effect on the ffep, with negatives of the Dickens letter and portrait printed in facsimile in the book inserted; bound in contemporary full stiff board parchment, 9 x 6 3/4 in.

$250-350

142

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) The Personal History of David Copperfield. London:

Bradbury & Evans, 1850. Octavo, illustrated with frontispiece, engraved title dated 1850, and thirty-eight additional full-paged illustrations in the text by Hablot Knight Browne [aka Phiz] (1815-1882); bound in three-quarter red calf and buckram boards, by Bayntun, rubbed, ex libris Eustace Conway, with his bookplate 8 1/4 x 5 in.

$300-500

143
143

Dickinson Emily (1830-1886) First [and Second] Series of Poems. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1890 [and 1892]. Two 12mo volumes, first editions, in publisher’s boards, the first series with half gray cloth terminating in a wavy line accented with gold, the title and author’s name stamped in gold, the Indian pipe plant blocked in silver; the second series in full gray cloth, the cover with the same basic motif, stamped completely in gold, slight rubbing at head and tail, both volumes, front board of volume one with light foxing, 7 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. each. (2)

$4,000-6,000

144
144

Diderot, Denis (1713-1784) Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers, par une Societe des Gens de Lettres. Paris/Neuchatel/ Amsterdam: Various Printers, 1751-1780. First edition, thirty-five-volume set, with more than 3,000 full-paged engravings, bound in uniform contemporary sponged calfskin bindings, with gilt-tooled spines, with occasional foxing to scattered leaves and plates, generally clean and fresh, a complete unsophisticated copy, in very good condition.

“The purpose of an encyclopedia is to assemble the knowledge scattered over the surface of the earth; to explain its general plan to the men with whom we live and to transmit it to the men who come after us; in order that the labors of centuries past may not be in vain during centuries to come; that our descendants, by becoming better instructed, may as a consequence be more virtuous and happier and that we may not die without having deserved well of the human race.” (Diderot, quoted from the article on encyclopedias in the present work.) “A monument in the history of European thought; the acme of the age of reason; a prime motive force in undermining the ancien regime and in heralding the French Revolution; a permanent source for all aspects of eighteenth century civilizations.” (Printing and the Mind of Man)

$60,000-80,000

century civilizations.” ( Printing and the Mind of Man ) $60,000-80,000 144 Online bidding at www.skinnerinc.com

144

145

148

Dinesen, Isak [aka Karen Blixen] (1885-

$200-300

Early Printing, Mixed Lot, Seven Volumes:

1962) Out of Africa. New York: Random House, [1938]. First edition, orange publisher’s cloth with gilt flamingo, black spine, in the dust jacket, 5 /14

Priapeia, sive Diversorum Poetarum in Priapum Lusus, [17th century?], small format, contemporary binding, engraved title. Jacopo Sannazaro’s Opera Omnia, Lyons:

x 8 in.

Gryphius, 1587, [bound with] Silius Italicus’s De Bello Punico, Leiden: Candidus, 1598, in a

Vogel, 1645, fourth edition, engraved title,

146

contemporary sheepskin binding with a large fleur-de-lis tooled in blind on both covers and an early monastic woodcut bookplate pasted

Donne, Alfred Francois (1801-1878) Cours de Microscopie Complementaire des Etudes Medicales. Paris: Bailliere, 1845. First edition, folio, illustrated with twenty plates comprising eight-six microdaguerreotype images taken by Leon Foucault, bound in the original publisher’s boards, scuffed, foxing to half-title and first plate. Cutting-edge daguerreotype technology was almost instantly pressed into the service of science. Every other scientific image reproduced in books up to this moment had been mediated by the artist’s hand and eye. Donne’s use of photographic technology

$2,000-3,000

inside the front board, front cover detached, first title page damaged. Peter Scriverius’s Histoire des Contes d’Hollande, The Hague: Vlaq, 1664, contemporary parchment, Prince of Liechtenstein’s copy. Hugo Grotius’s Poemata Omnia, Leiden:

clean contents, contemporary parchment. Almanach des Muses, Paris: Delalain, 1776, untrimmed, in the original pale green paper wrappers with date stamped into front cover, half-title. Dorat’s Fables Nouvelles, The Hague/Paris:

facilitated a more objective view of the blood cells, crystals, sperm cells, and other subjects examined under the microscope. This work contains the first description of the microscopic appearance of leukemia, whose presence Donne linked with abnormal blood pathology.

Delalain, 1776, fourth edition, illustrated with a full-paged engraving before the first page of text and numerous vignettes, contemporary marbled sheepskin, gilt-tooled spine. Catullus, Tibullus, et Propertius, edited by Scaliger et al., Utrecht: Zyll, 1680, engraved title, contemporary stiff board parchment binding. (7)

$400-600

147

Dunmore, Charles Adolphus Murray, Earl

1893.

149

of (1841-1907) The Pamirs. London: Murray,

Egan, Pierce (1772-1849) Life in London. London: for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones,

First edition, two octavo volumes, illustrated,

Murray, 1854, illustrated, in three-quarter tan

1821.

bound in three-quarter green morocco and marbled boards by Maclehose, Glasgow, t.e.g., light occasional foxing, spines sun- faded, 8 x 5 in. [with] Robert Curzon’s Armenia, London:

calfskin and marbled paper boards, by H. Wood, the leather a little discolored, joints tender, 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (3)

First edition, second issue, large octavo, illustrated with thirty-six colored plates by the Cruikshanks, and three folding sheets of music, without the half-title and list of subscribers; four pages of advertisements present at end, bound in full contemporary calf, spine gilt, red label; cello tape repair to inner joint of back board, 9 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.

$700-900

$400-600

 

150

Egan, Pierce (1772-1849) Sporting Anecdotes. London: for Sherwood and Jones, 1825. Octavo, new edition, enlarged and improved, illustrated with engraved frontispiece, five plates, including three hand-colored, one folding; all but one by Cruikshank, one after Samuel Alken, in three-quarter calf by Root and Son, spine with sporting-themed gold tooling, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.

$300-500

151

English Theological Books, Three, 1653-1733. The Holy Bible [Old and New Testaments, and Psalms, 1669], London:

Henry Hills and John Field, 1660, octavo, bound in full contemporary red morocco, tooled ornately in gold over spine and both boards, incorporating the classic English drawer pull tool, and others, a.e.g., marbled endleaves, expertly rebacked, text ruled in red throughout. [with] Victorinus Bythner’s (1605?-1670) Davidis Regis sive Analysis Critico-Practica Psalmorum, London: Flesher and Bee, 1653, quarto, title printed in red and black, text printed in Latin and Hebrew, contemporary boards, blind-tooled and rebacked, some stains and tears. [and] Thomas a Kempis’s The Christian’s Pattern: or a Treatise on the Imitation of Christ, London: Ilive for Knapton, et al., 1733, large octavo, translated by George Stanhope, engraved frontispiece of the crucifixion and full-page engraving of the last supper, water stain, contemporary boards, rebacked. (3)

$300-500

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152

Escher, Maurits Cornelis (1898-1972) Lot of Books, Catalogs, Posters, and Ephemera. Including eight hardcover books on Escher, in English or Dutch; seventeen softcover titles on Escher, illustrated, including three copies of the Parke-Benet catalog from 1980; nine Escher post cards; and two full-color posters advertising European Escher shows in the

1980s.

[and] Twenty-nine other books, catalogs, and journals that publishing the work of Escher and his Dutch contemporaries: three copies of Veth’s Dutch Bookplates, New York: Aldus, 1950, two in English and one in Dutch, with related ephemera; two copies of De Wereld van het Wit en Zwart, Amsterdam, 1949, two copies of the same title, 1959; Vaevo, numbers 26-28, 1929-1931; Delftsche Studenten Almanak, for the year 1919; two copies of Heer Pierlala, 1945; A.G.S. Journaal, number 3, December 1958-January 1959; De Tekens van de Dierenriem, 1963, with a linocut signed by Wim Zwiers; two copies of De Zeven Hoofd-Zonden, 1969; two copies of Gedenkboek, 1947; Print, the magazine of the graphic arts, July 1952; 18 Graphici, 1957, copy number 52, with seventeen of the eighteen signed prints, lacking number seven, the Escher print, with related ephemera; two copies of De Grafische 50, 1962; De Grafische, 1959; Maandblad voor Beeldende Kunsten, 1948; and six other related ephemeral publications.

$1,000-1,500

152

153

Estinne, Henri (1528?-1598) Thesaurus Graecae Linguae. [Geneva]: Estienne, 1572. First edition, five folio volumes, text printed in Greek and Latin, woodcut device on first title page, this copy printed on the smaller paper, bound in modern half sheepskin and green buckram boards, contents with some minor defects, 8 1/4 x 12 7/8 in. (5)

$2,500-3,500

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154

Ethiopic Manuscript, Psalter, with Prayers to Mary. Manuscript on parchment in Ge’ez, in black and red throughout, East Africa, late 18th- early 19th century, bound in wooden boards covered with a blind-stamped geometric designs, a non-adhesive binding with the linked sewing structure, fragments of a mirror within the paste downs of the front broad, and a piece of color printed fabric in the back, housed in its original, two-part calfskin traveling case, with ties, worn by intact; spine on binding becoming detached, thumb marks, toning, and other signs of wear to text, 5 x 6 in.

$1,000-1,500

154

158

155

European Connections to the Arab World, Four Volumes:

Roussel, Napoléon (1805-1878) Mon Voyage en Algérie Raconté à Mes Enfans, Paris: Risler, [c. 1840], 12mo, with frontispiece, illustrated title, and five full-paged illustrations in the text, 196 pages, with a gift inscription on the half- title dated 1840, “à son cher petit neveu Fritz”; green morocco spine, gilt, watered-silk-texture green cloth boards, vellum tips to boards; binding rubbed, mild to moderate intermittent foxing, 6 3/4 x 4 in. Neuphal, Georges (fl. circa 1860) Vocabulaire Français-Arabe, Beirut: Imprimerie Catholique, 1864, octavo, 284 pages, text in Arabic and French, contemporary half sheepskin and textured paper boards; pages toned with some faults, binding rubbed with surface loss, 8 1/4 x 5 in. Manuscript on paper of the same text, 19th century, with added notes in Arabic, penciled annotations, et cetera, 279 pages, contemporary half leather, and marbled paper boards, worn, 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.; St. George’s Catalogue of the Oriental & Turkish Museum. London: Golbourn, [1854], octavo, stated third edition, with additions, rare pamphlet with illustrated title, and twenty wood engravings by James Boggi in the text, in marbled paper wrappers, 7 3/4 x 5 in. The ill-fated St. George’s Gallery, demolished sometime in the 1860s, hosted many interesting exhibitions from the time of its erection in June of 1842. Successful in the mid-1850s, shows there included the Free Exhibition of Modern Art, a South African show, and dioramas of Ireland and the Holy Land. Dickens attended an exhibition at St. Georges featuring ‘Kaffir Life’ in 1853, and walked away with a rather dim opinion of the “Noble Savage.” The Turkish show featured in this promotional program was mounted in 1854. The final exhibition at St. George’s, it featured several tableaux of wax figures depicting notable scenes from Middle-Eastern life, including royal baths, a slave market, and a harem. (4)

$600-800

156

Evans, Walker (1903-1975) American Photographs. [New York]: Museum of

Modern Art, [1938]. Quarto, glossy paper, illustrated, in publisher’s black cloth, with paper label on spine, corners abraded, cloth fragmentary at joints, torn a little along the spine, 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. [and] Many Are Called, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966, stated first edition, with the errata slip and a price-clipped dust jacket,

in publisher’s black cloth, lettered in white,

rubbed, jacket slightly rubbed, with small area of spine stripped away where a sticker was removed, colored over in black marker, corners bumped, slight surface abrasions, 8 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. (2)

$300-500

157

Evans, Walker (1903-1975) Message from the Interior. New York: Eakins Press, [1966]. First edition, very large quarto, with twelve full-paged photogravures of Evans’s work, the text printed in letterpress by the Stinehour Press, each photograph protected with a sheet of glassine tissue, in publisher’s gray textured cloth, with a printed label on the front board, 14 1/4 x 14 1/4 in.

$300-500

158
158

Exotic Manuscript Lot: Persian, Afghani, Palm Leaf, and African Horn Book. Small octavo poetry manuscript on paper in Persian, 18th century, 18 leaves, in black ink with gold and other colored embellishments, bound in three-quarter red leather and marbled paper boards; paper repairs to text leaves throughout, worming, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.; manuscript prayer book, Afghanistan, 19th

century, with strongly colored ink illumination, contemporary crude local binding with parchment-like goatskin dyed red (faded), with metallic embellishments and blind stamping,

a provincial binding originally fabricated out of

two separate pieces of leather; text is water stained with ink transfer throughout, 5 x 2 1/2 in.; palm leaf manuscript in Pali, Sri Lanka, 18th century, with lacquered painted boards, painted polychrome Buddhas inside both boards, sewing perished, some chipping to leaves, boards oxidized on the outside, 17 x 2 in.; African horn book in Arabic inscribed on a handled wooden board, perhaps reused from an existing piece of furniture, with an old nail, text is Bismillah, a school writing exercise, 16 x 8 in. (4)

$500-700

159

160

Faulkner, William (1897-1962) Light in August . Rahway, New Jersey: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, [1932]. Octavo, stated Light in August. Rahway, New Jersey: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, [1932]. Octavo, stated first printing, with “Jefferson” on page 340, not “Mottstown”; slightly chipped dust jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins Jr., with minor folds, price intact, but inner corners of front and back flap trimmed, three trimming away only a diagonal eighth of an inch, one trimming away half of the word “can” at the bottom of the inner front flap; in publisher’s rough tan cloth, blocked in blue and orange lettering; slight offsetting to front free end leaves; top edge stained reddish orange, fore edges left rough, 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.

$1,000-1,500

Faulkner, William (1897-1962) A Fable , Signed. New York: Random House, [1954]. Stated first printing, limited edition of A Fable, Signed. New York: Random House, [1954]. Stated first printing, limited edition of 1,000 copies printed on rag paper, signed by Faulkner on limitation page, in the publisher’s slipcase, publisher’s blue cloth binding with chamfered edges, 9 x 6 1/8 in.

$500-700

161

Faulkner, William (1897-1962) Notes on a Horsethief, Signed. Greenville, Mississippi:

The Levee Press, 1950. First edition, one of 950, signed on the colophon, copy number 696, in decorative publisher’s green cloth boards, 9 1/2 x 6 in.

$400-600

162

Faulkner, William (1897-1962) Requiem for a Nun. New York: Random House, [1951]. First edition, limited edition number 132 of 750 copies signed by Faulkner, octavo, 286 pages, in publisher’s three-quarter cloth binding with marbled paper boards, in an acetate jacket, spine slightly sunned, corners lightly bumped, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.

$500-700

163

Faulkner, William (1897-1962) The Sound and the Fury. New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, [1929]. First edition, with the phrase “First published 1929” printed on the copyright page, octavo, 401 pages, in publisher’s half cream cloth and black and white patterned paper boards, no dust jacket, in a custom made clamshell box, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe for Asprey, velvet inserts, half black morocco and buckram, spine ruled and lettered in gilt; taped into an old acetate cover, tape may be adhering to board edges at top and bottom, both boards; endleaves broken along the inner joint front and back, with loosening of the case, spine lettering rubbed, 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.

$1,000-1,500

164

169

172

Ferrari, Filippo (fl. circa 1830) Raccolta di Costumi dello Stato Romano. Rome:

Freher, Paul (1611-1682) Theatrum Virorum Eruditione Clarorum. Nuremberg: Hofmann

$300-400

Freneau, Philip (1752-1832) Poems. Philadelphia: Lydia R. Bailey, 1809.

Antonelli alle Convertite, 1826. Quarto, hand-colored engraved title and thirty engraved plates with contemporary hand- coloring, numbered sequentially from one to thirty, with no numbers missing along the way; in bright, well-executed colors, in worn half leather with marbled boards, part of spine missing, leather cracking at joints, rubbed, 7 1/2 x 5 in.

& Knorz, 1688. First edition, folio, engraved title, frontispiece portrait, typographical title printed in red and black, complete, with eighty-two full-page engravings, each with sixteen individual portraits in a grid; two-thirds of plate 37 torn away, text complete with index; bound in full German parchment over boards, spine detached, parchment at front joint split, first

Third edition, two octavo volumes, engraved frontispieces in each volume, contents toned, some spotting, in contemporary sheep, joints repaired, rubbed, 4 x 7 in. [with] Paltsits’s Bibliography of the Separate and Collected works of Philip Freneau, New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1903, limited edition; and Leary’s The Last Poems of Philip Freneau, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press,

$300-400

few leaves detached, spotting to endleaves.

1945, in the jacket. (4)

This reference work includes biographies of

$200-300

165

more than 2,500 prominent contemporary catholic and protestant theologians,

Fine, Oronce (1494-1555) Extract from

$400-600

lawyers, judges, doctors, artists, architects,

173

Geometriae Practicae. [from Protomathesis? Pages 50-99] Paris, 1530. Folio, with bookseller’s letter claiming that

philosophers, royalty, and nobility. The index is especially helpful.

Freneau, Philip (1752-1832) The Poems of Philip Freneau Written Chiefly During the Late War. Philadelphia: Francis Bailey, 1786.

$600-900

this copy belonged to the author; two contemporary inscriptions on the title, and some initials on the rear end leaf, illustrated

170

First edition, printed on the thicker paper, as noted in ESTC, distinguished by the absence of a page number on page 257,

with woodcuts throughout the text, water stain to top margin of the first ten leaves, contemporary sheepskin binding with some minor damage and old repairs.

French, Jacob (1754-1817) The Psalmodist’s Companion in Four Parts. Worcester: by Leonard Worcester for Isaiah Thomas, 1793. First edition, with square brackets enclosing

as in this copy, with the half-title, bound in contemporary marbled tree-patterned sheepskin, original label intact, front joint cracked, corners bumped, discoloration on front and rear endleaves, probably from an old

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copyright statement on title, page forty-five misnumbered fifty-four, oblong format, 100 pages; bound in original limp paper, with

adhesive; contents toned, with spotting and other signs of wear, 6 1/8 x 3 1/3 in. Freneau is considered the poet of the

Fine, Oronce (1494-1555) Opere. Venice:

blue covering paper, leather spine, covering

American Revolution, his dark and evocative

Senese, 1587. First Italian edition, quarto; illustrated with text woodcuts; first signature browned, in contemporary limp parchment, becoming

$1,000-1,500

damaged with losses to paper, old signature and corner tear with loss to blank margin of title, contents evenly toned with occasional spotting, 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.

work influenced the work of subsequent American poets, including Poe, Emerson, and Thoreau.

detached from textblock.

ESTC locates four copies in American libraries, two at the American Antiquarian Society,

one at the Newberry Library, and one at the University of Washington.

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Frost, Robert (1874-1963) East of Mercy.

$400-600

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$600-800

New York: Henry Holt [printed at the Spiral

Frasconi, Antonio (1919-20013) A Whitman Portrait. [New York: Spiral Press, 1960]. First edition, number 350 of 525, signed by

$300-500

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Press], [1947]. Limited edition, signed by Frost, number 477 of 750, printed in blue and black throughout,

Frasconi on the limitation page, woodcut illustrations throughout, printed entirely on handmade Goyu paper from Japan, publisher’s original printed paper over boards, with glassine dust wrapper, some occasional, minor, faint spotting, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.

Freneau, Philip (1752-1832) Poems Written between the Years 1768 & 1794, by Philip Freneau of New Jersey. Monmouth, New Jersey: at the Press of the Author, 1795. Second edition, octavo, with the half-title and errors in paging, with N.J. in square brackets in the imprint; in contemporary sheepskin

$250-350

in the original glassine dust wrapper (fragmentary and torn) and slipcase (bumped and rubbed), in half blue buckram and tan paper boards, with a gilt label on the front board, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. [and] A Masque of Reason, by the same author, New York: Henry Holt [printed at the

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boards, quite worn, both boards detached, label missing, contents deeply toned throughout, with signs of wear and damage, a

Spiral Press], 1945. Limited edition, signed by Frost, number 444 of 800, printed in brown and black throughout,

Frederick I of Prussia (1657-1713) Memoires pour Servir a L’Histoire de la

large copy with deckle edges, 8 x 4 3/4 in.

in an acetate dust wrapper and original slipcase (rubbed and bowed), in half tan

Maison de Brandebourg. Berlin and The Hague: Neaulme, 1751. Octavo, title page printed in red and black, engraved vignette on title, engraved privilege leaf, two folding maps, two folding tables, in contemporary sponged calf, gold-tooled spine, marbled endleaves, head chipped, 6 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.

buckram and dark brown paper boards, with a gilt label on the front board, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.

$200-300

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Fulvius, Andreas (fl. 1510-1543) Illustrium Ymagines. [Lyons]: Francois Juste [and Antonius Blanchard, 1524.] Small quarto, xylographic compartment title printed in red and black, 116 leaves, all pages, except for the index leaves, printed within woodcut borders, most with medallions containing portraits of emperors and others, text in italic type throughout, title thumbed, some slight worming, in modern paper boards, 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. [and] Lilius Gregorius Giraldus’s Libelli Duo, Basel: Oporinum, [1551], 313 pages, plus index, ownership inscription on title, and an attempt in ink to cross out the printer’s name on title page and colophon, contemporary notes in pencil throughout, later boards, water staining, 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (2)

$500-700

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Galton, Samuel John (1753-1832) The Natural History of Birds Intended for the Amusement and Instruction of Children. London: for J. Johnson, 1791. 12mo, six parts in three volumes, containing 116 full-paged illustrations of birds; contemporary tree calf, gilt, hinges split; spines rubbed, labels chipped; one endcap and endband missing; part of one signature starting; contents clean; ex libris Robert Napier, Alexander Young, and J.R.P. Forrest; 4 x 7 in.

$400-600

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Gauguin, Paul (1848-1903) Noanoa: Voyage de Tahiti. Munich: by R. Piper & Co., for the Marees Gesellschaft, 1926. Limited edition, copy number twenty-six of eighty, hand-bound in full yellow morocco, boards gilt-ruled, author and title gilt-tooled on the spine, with the original paper wrappers (spine perished) and the original folding cardboard cover, both blocked in black with the same design, spine of book and cover slightly sunned, 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. This facsimile of Gauguin’s original manuscript notebook includes reproductions of drawings and notes printed in color throughout. In cases where the artist tipped a sketch that was originally drawn on a separate piece of paper into his book, the publishers have done the same, printing on a thinner separate sheet and tipping it onto the page. Gauguin’s original notebook is held at the Louvre.

$600-800

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Genius: Zeitschrift für Werdende und Alte Kunst. Munich/Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1919

[-1921].

Three folio volumes, one for each year, each bound in half parchment, with the emblem of the publication, a deer jumping over a lotus flower and the letter G, stamped in gilt onto the front board of each volume, the sides covered in blue, green, and dark orange- colored paper, each volume more than 300 pages long, illustrated throughout with artists’ prints, including some original lithographs and woodcuts tipped onto heavy paper, and others; binding problems in the 1919 volume, the vellum spine coming loose from the boards, each book is: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. Genius championed the works of 20th century German Expressionists. Editors Hans Mardersteig and Carl Georg Heise sought to compare the latest trends in emerging German art to its significant historical predecessors. The literary section of the magazine published the work of Franz Kafka, Hermann Hesse, Maxim Gorky, and others. (3)

$400-600

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Gibbon, Edward (1737-1794) The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. London: by Dove for Cowie, et al., 1825. Eight octavo volumes, portrait frontispiece of Gibbon in volume one, three folding maps, uniformly bound in full contemporary diced calf, spines tooled and lettered in gilt, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 10 in.

$500-700

177 180 Greece, Four Volumes: Christopher Wordsworth’s Greece, Pictorial, Descriptive & Historical , London: Orr,

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Greece, Four Volumes:

Christopher Wordsworth’s Greece, Pictorial, Descriptive & Historical, London: Orr, 1840, illustrated, three-quarter morocco, scattered