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Santiago, Chile: Ismael Espinosa S.A., 1986. Pamphlet + 18 plates in individual folders. Text in Spanish. A collection of reissued historical prints by a number of artists, created between 1794 and 1898, depicting views of Chilean life and landscapes from up and down the length of the country. Elephant folio portfolio of loose plates and pamphlet of same dimensions. Each plate in an individual tan, raffia-textured paper folder. Edition number: 124 of 800. Inscribed by the Director and President of El Instituto Chileno Norteamericano de Cultura to Daniel J. Boorstin on the inside cover of the portfolio case. Condition: Good only. Extensive damage to portfolio, including significant loss of material to the lower right corner and multiple closed tears elsewhere on the cover. Plates in excellent condition, with backs of individual folders showing light age-toning and occasional small stains which do not impact plates. Dimensions 15.375 x 20 inches.
Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1859. Octavo in quarter maroon leather and three quarters maroon cloth over boards, with leather corners and gilt text and design. The spine has five raised bands, and the text block edges are in full gilt. The endpapers are red marbled paper, and there is a navy ribbon sewn into the head of the binding. Condition: Very Good. The front joint is worn and has been repaired. The volume shows minimal shelf wear, and the binding is square and tight. There is some age-toning to text block, and a previous owner's name has been penciled neatly onto the front free endpaper. 244 pp. Dimensions 5.5 x 7.125 x 0.875 inches.
Rome: Pumpkin Press, 1894. 203 pages plus “Addendum Mirabile.” Folio, first edition, bound in full red leather with gilt lettering on the spine. This is a limited edition (edition number 32 of 72 total copies), and is inscribed by the author to Dr. and Mrs. Boorstin. Condition: Very Good to Excellent. There is slight rubbing to the corners and a few small scratches to the boards. Dimensions 10.25 x 14.5 x .75 inches.
A colored map of Basse Alsace (Lower Alsace), a historical region on the borders of modern France and Germany. The map shows the locations of numerous towns and churches, as well as topographical features. Condition: Very Good. Some limited age toning and age spotting, and a few light creases are visible. Tastefully matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 19 3/8 in x h 16 5/8 in.
A map of the route from London to the coastal town of Rye. The work of Thomas Gardner, this map was originally part of the volume A Pocket Guide to the English Traveller, published by Gardner in 1719. Condition: Very Good. Light age toning and a central crease which shows no wear. Framed and matted; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 17 in x h 12.75 in.
c. 1760. A map of the Peruvian port city of Callao, prepared by the English cartographer Thomas Jeffreys (c. 1719-1771), who was the geographer to George III. This map was originally published in a magazine, which has resulted in several folds (none of which show significant evidence of wear). Light age toning and some surface soiling in the left hand margin. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 20 in x h 14 in.
Washington, D.C. Abdon Daoud Ackad, 1939. One mounted photograph, with the signature of Thomas Dewey below; There is also a TLS on 'The District Attorney, County of New York' letterhead, signed by Dewey, thanking Ackad for the photographs.; JK consignment. Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera Sections.
Lancaster: John R. Mathews, 1807. A volume of regulations pertaining to the operation of Pennsylvania's militia, published in Lancaster by John R. Mathews in 1807. Condition: Good only. The front cover and spine are absent, though the pages are still firmly attached. The pages are significantly age toned, with evidence of water damage throughout, and some handwritten text on the title page. Corners and spine are significantly bumped. Dimensions w 4.25 in x h 7 in.
Chicago: 1973. The headline from the 24 January 1973 edition of the Chicago Sun-Times, which announced the beginning of the cease-fire which marked the beginning of negotiations to end the Vietnam War. Condition: Good to Very Good. Significantly age toned; a small open tear on the left edge and a small dark stain in the bottom left corner. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 17.5 in x h 20.5 in.
France. An original lithograph from Les Maîtres de l’Affiche. The work of French artist Jules Chéret, Les Maîtres de l’Affiche was a subscription service that operated between 1896 and 1900, through which subscribers received a monthly curated selection of four of the finest examples of late 19th-century poster art. The posters were reproduced as lithographs at reduced scale, making them easily collected art for the masses at a time when posters were a particularly celebrated artistic medium. This poster was designed by Ethel Reed to advertise the publication of Albert Morris Bagby’s novel Miss Träumerei. Framed. Condition: Very Good. Moderate age-toning to poster; light denting and scratching to frame. Dimensions 12 x 16.375 inches.
R. and J. Ottens, c. 1730. A regional map of the Netherlands showing Utrecht and Amsterdam created by the Dutch publishers R. and J. Ottens, c. 1730. Condition: Good. Some age toning, minor chips and closed tears to margins (as well as slightly longer tears at the edge of the central crease), and minor water damage to margins. Dimensions w 26.5 in x h 22.25 in.
Paris: 1758. This finely engraved hand-colored map covers the region from Denmark through to the Urals, and all of Scandinavia. The map includes great detail of the terrain and watershed and names scores of small towns and villages. It has a large decorative title cartouche with eight different distance scales used by various nations. A large inset at the upper left shows the island of Iceland. Engraved by G. de la Haye. Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville (July 11, 1697-January 28, 1782) was a French geographer and cartographer who greatly improved the standards of map-making. From an early age d’Anville continued the reform of French cartography begun by Guillaume Delisle, but he was also a reputable classical scholar, and many of his memoirs and maps relate to ancient and medieval geography. He displayed exceptional judgement in his choice and use of past authorities and a detailed knowledge of measures of distance. He also adjusted his measurements where possible to astronomically determined positions. His Atlas Général, first published in 1743, was frequently revised. D’Anville was appointed first geographer to the king of France in 1773. Condition: Good. Light age toning, some bumping and minor closed tears to edges. Significant wear to upper portion of the map, which has been professionally restored. Dimensions w 40.25 in x h 28 7/8 in.
1910. SEPTEMBER 24 1910. The artist’s name appears inside the lower border of the image. Printed below the image lower left is “VOL XLVI NO 1” and lower right “SEPTEMBER 24 1910” with a “27” in the extreme right corner. The magazine’s title “Collier’s The National Weekly” largely obscured by Parrish’s bookish clown speaks to the magazine’s foothold in early 20th-century popular culture. From 1904 to 1910, Parrish was under exclusive contract to Collier's, which published his famed Arabian Nights paintings in 1906-07. Condition: fine. Matted and framed; the frame is moderately scuffed. Dimensions image dimensions: w 10.75 in x h 15 in.
London / New York: Boussod, Valadon & Co / Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1888 - 1889. This lot includes the January, March, April, May, August, September, and December issues from 1888 and the May and November issues from 1889, for a total of nine issues. First editions thus. Original paper covers with each volume in its own protective cardboard case. All volumes are generously illustrated, both with illustrations embedded in the text and with plates (some of which have tissue guards). Condition: Good to Very Good. All issues show general wear consistent with age, including age-toning, chipping or small closed tears to covers and edges of pages, and small stains which only impact individual pages. Specific volumes also show more notable damage, including splits to spines (in two cases, resulting the volume being completely separated into two sections), covers detached but present, individual pages detached but present, and water-staining affecting multiple consecutive pages. Text is still legible throughout, and there is generally minimal to no damage to plates and illustrations.
Maryland. Sepia photograph (15 x 10.5 in) mounted on board, matted and framed. The artifacts wired around the photo include four iron nails, a spring-loaded sash window “catch,” and a skeleton key; the texts mounted on the mat describe the original locations of these objects and the history of Duddington Manor. The home belonged to the Carrolls of Duddington, a branch of the prominent Maryland Carroll family and relatives of the Charles Carroll who signed the Declaration of Independence. Photograph condition: Very Good. Mat shows some age-toning and soiling. Wooden frame in poor condition. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 29 x 24 inches. Provenance: This item came from a direct descendent of Charles Carroll.
A blueprint and production design for the mail robot from the television show The Americans, given to former FBI and CIA counter-intelligence analyst Christopher Lynch by the show's creators, Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg. Lynch's book, The C.I. Desk, was the inspiration for incorporating the mail robot into the show. This lot also includes a copy of Lynch's book. Condition: Very Good to Excellent with only slight rippling. Dimensions 35 x 24 inches.
A colored map of the Orinoco River and its tributaries. Churches are indicated with small symbols dotted in red, but the primary focus is on topographical features, including rivers and forests. All text in French. Condition: Very Good. Several creases are visible, but these show no evidence of wear. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 22.75 in x h 20 5/8 in.
A map of the Touraine region of France published in Amsterdam by Dutch cartographers Willem and Johannes Blaeu. Condition: Very Good. Age toning and several small age spots. A central crease. Matted and framed, with some chipping and loss of material to the frame. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 26.75 x h 22 3/8 in.
London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1759 - 1760. First Edition, first printing. Both first editions. Both volumes bound in full leather binding with raised bands, gilt ornamentation and lettering on spines, and gilt ornamentation on edges of boards. A book plate belonging to David Henshaw Ward appears on the pastedown of the 1758 volume. Both texts blocks are clean. Condition: Good to Very Good. Some scuffing and shelf-wear to edges and spines. Both volumes rubbed, bumped, and frayed at corners; some light fraying at spine edges. Missing spot of leather (removed sticker?) to 1758 volume; repaired spine and new end papers to 1759 volume. Some light spotting to both. 1758 volume does not include title page, table of contents, or preface; 1759 volume does not include title page or preface. Both volumes are missing title pages and tables of contents. Dimensions 5.375 x 8.25 x 3 inches.
London: E. and R. Brooke, 1792. London: E. and R. Brooke, 1792. xii, 620 pp.,  index. First Edition. Octavo, bound in full 19th century tree calf with gilt ornamentation. The volume has been rebacked with a new spine of brown calf with black label and gilt lettering and ornamentation. Marbled endpapers; the bookplate of Phythian-Adams on front pastedown. Condition: Good to Very Good. Significant repairs to spine. Butterfly damp stain in upper spine area of first several pages. Dimensions 5.75 x 8.75 x 1.875 inches.
A signed original print by Grace Rhoades Dean entitled “The Grist Mill.” Born in Ohio, Dean (1878-1968) spent most of her career in that state, though she and her husband, who was also an artist, studied in Munich between 1910 and 1914. Following their return to Ohio from Germany, Dean taught art classes and exhibited her work widely at regional galleries and competitions. Matted and framed. Condition: Very Good. Some age-toning, and some chipping to frame. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 15.25 x 13.125 inches.
A hand-drawn and hand-colored illustration accompanied by a hand-written poem in an early nineteeth-century hand. The poem, by actor and poet John Collins (d. 1808), describes the first visit of the “bumpkin” John Bull (a literary and satirical character commonly used as an embodiment of English character or Englishness) to a church. There, he witnesses several sights he finds bewildering, but he ultimately undone by a christening, which sends him running from the church, swearing never to return. The illustration captures Bull in the moment of turning to flee the scene of the christening in horror. Collins published this poem in his book, Scripscrapologia; Or, Collins's Doggerel Dish of All Sorts (Birmingham: by the author, 1804). The poem also appeared in newspapers in the United States: prose versions were printed in the Boston Weekly Magazine of Saturday Evening, February 9, 1805, and also in The Bureau, or Repository of Literature, Politics, and Intelligence by S.C. Carpenter on Saturday, June 27, 1812. The exact origin of this copy of the text is not entirely clear. None of the publications mentioned above, including the author’s own book, Scripscrapologia, print anything like the illustration that accompanies this version, or indeed any illustration at all. The text is also distinct from the versions mentioned above in a variety of ways, some of which are as subtle as change of stanza structure or slight alterations of word choice. It is also worth noting that the handwritten version includes various “corrections” to bring standard English spelling into line with the west country vernacular that Collins used in some versions of the text, but notably not in his book. Condition: Good to Very Good. Some breakage of the paper around the edges obscures a line of text at the very top of the page (written in a different hand, and not of a piece with the text below it) and partially obscures the last line of the poem, which is nevertheless still legible. A closed tear that extends up an old crease in the center of the page cuts through the last two stanzas of the poem, but does not significantly impact legibility. Dimensions 11.375 x 17.75 inches (manuscript); 17.125 x 21.125 inches (frame).
A map showing part of the eastern end of the Mediterranean, the work of the Dutch engraver Pieter van der Aa (written here as Pierre vander Aa). It was originally included in Le Nouveau Theatre du Monde, first published in 1713, but this copy is dated 1736. Condition: Excellent. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 16 1/8 in x h 13.5 in.
Limited edition color lithograph by Raphael Soyer. Signature and date in pencil in lower right corner. Edition number 2/150, also in pencil, in the lower left corner. Black and white with muted colors on face, hands, and sweater. Raphael Soyer (1899-1987) was born in Russia and arrived in the United States at the age of 10. He studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. His work is in the permanent collections of numerous art museums, including the Whitney and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Condition: Excellent with no apparent issues. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions: 32 x 27 inches.
An etching by Alfred Robaut based on the work of Eugene Delacroix, depicting a lion with a skull. Condition: good. Age toning and age spots; a raised stamp in the lower right corner identifies this print as the work of Robaut based on Delacroix. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions frame: w 11.5 in x h 9 5/8 in.
A map of South America produced by the English cartographer Thomas Kitchin (1718-1784). This map highlights the waterways of South America, and also includes the European names for many coastal towns. Condition: Good to very good. Minor age toning somewhat darker around the edges and several creases. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 23.75in x h 22.25 in.
A map of Calabria Citra, a historical region of Italy once part of Magna Graecia and heavily populated with Greek settlers in antiquity. Condition: Very Good. A central crease showing minimal wear with light age toning and age spotting. Framed but not matted; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 24 3/8 in x h 20.5 in.
A detailed map of the Lombardy region of Italy, the work of Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594), the celebrated Flemish cartographer. Condition: Good to Very Good. Age toning, a central crease with faint water staining toward the bottom. Matted and framed between two panes of glass, so that the text on the reverse is visible even while framed. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 26.25 in x h 23.25 in.
1774. An attractive copper engraved map of the world by French cartographer Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794). The directions of ocean currents are indicated with small arrows. Alaska (written here as “Alaschka”) is depicted as an island, and Tasmania as contiguous with Australia. Condition: Excellent. A central crease is visible, but shows no evidence of wear. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 18.25 in x h 14 1/8 in.
Paris: H. Agasse, 1805. Quarto. Full tree calf binding with gilt lettering and ornamentation on paneled spine; hand-printed blue and white end papers. The text block is clean, and the leaves are printed on one side only. The volume presents a number of plates from an earlier dictionary of fine arts, which depict tools, techniques, and studio scenes for various categories of fine art. Condition: Good only. The binding shows minor fraying, scratches, and shelf wear consistent with age. Several plates are detached but present or damaged: “Composition et Expression” has been tipped in and then cut out with no damage to the plate. Plate 13 under Dessin [Drawing], “Jambes et Pieds,” has been cut out and then tucked back into the book in its original place. Plate 1 under Sculpture en Bois [Sculpture in Wood], “Vignette, atelier du sculpteur en boise, et outils,” has been removed and cut into three sections. As it originally depicted three separate images on a single page, only one of the three images was damaged in this process, but the printed title that accompanied the image has been lost. In addition, the final page of the table of contents has been removed and cut down slightly, but the page is tucked into the volume and there is no damage to the text. Two plates are absent from the book. Plate 8 under Gravure en taille-douce [Intaglio], “Gravure en manière de crayon,” has been removed. Plate 38 under Dessin [Drawing], “Proportions de la Vénus de Médicis,” is likewise absent. Dimensions 9.25 x 12 x 1.375 inches.
Paris: Lapina. Imp. This poster is mounted on canvas and has a dark beige background. The poster’s image depicts a religious figure in long white, red and gold robes holding a staff. Below the figure are several figures in a black and white rendering. The caption at the bottom of the drawing reads: Le Cardinal Mercier Protege La Belgique. Condition: Good- to Good. There are four horizontal creases across the poster. One chip to the top left corner. Otherwise the surface of the poster has mild smudges. Minor crinkling to the edges. Printed by Lapina. Imp., Paris. Dimensions w 31 1/8 in x h 46 3/8 in.
Ferrara: Vittorio Baldini, 1607. C. Guidebaldo de Bonarelli. Filli di sciro, favola pastorale. Ferrara: Vittorio Baldini, 1607. 172 pp. Text in Italian. Duodecimo. Full contemporary vellum binding with faded black hand-written title and publication date on spine. Engraved title page and four engraved plates. Clean text block. Bookplate on front pastedown identifies the book as having belonged in the library of Joseph Alexander Graf von Hübner (1811-1892), an Austrian diplomat. An inscription on the front fly gives the name of another previous owner. Condition: Good to Very Good. Binding somewhat cockled, with minor shelf wear and bumping. Some foxing and age-toning , with stains to final pages. Dimensions 5.625 x 8 x 0.75 inches; Shelved case 3.
Print by Boris W. Vallejo, signed and dated (7/27/79) in pen in the lower right corner. This print is of the cover art created by fantasy artist Boris W. Vallejo for the novel Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman. Vallejo, born in Peru in 1941, attended Peru’s National School of Fine Arts, and later immigrated to the United States. He has worked with numerous publishers in the fantasy genre, and has also created artwork for movie posters and more. Condition: Good. Somewhat faded. Some rippling from the way the print has been matted. Some damage to the backing, but this does not impact the print. Dimensions 23.5 x 25.375 inches.
Maryland. A large sketch pad filled with more than fifty life studies by an unrecognized 20th century Maryland-based artist, Dick Kelih. One additional study, done on different paper, has been placed in the folio but not attached in any way. The first nine studies are painted; the rest are worked variously in charcoal, crayon, and graphite. They vary in completeness and level of detail, but all are produced in a loose, fluid style. Condition: good. A few pages have closed tears, and one has multiple closed and open tears. Some water staining to early pages, and all pages are yellowed with age. Dimensions 18.5 x 25 inches.
Print by Elisabeth Claire Tournay (1731-1773) after a painting by Pierre-Louis Dumesnil the Younger (1698-1781). Tournay was a female engraver who spent her career in Paris, where Dumesnil also worked for most of his life. A copy of this print is currently in the collection of the Musee Carnavalet, Histoire de Paris in Paris, France. Matted and framed. Condition: Very Good. The black and gilt frame shows some minor wear. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 23 x 21 inches.
Giessae Hessorum: Nicolaus Hampelius, 1615/1618. Helfricus Ulricus Hunnius. Tractatus de Usufructu. Giessae Hessorum: Nicolaus Hampelius, 1618. Text in Latin. Helfricus Ulricus Hunnius. De Interpretatione et Authoritate Juris: Libri duo. Giessae Hessorum: Nicolaus Hampelius, 1615. Text in Latin. Duodecimo in full contemporary vellum. Two works by the same author are bound in a single volume. The boards are decorated with blind ruling; some hair follicles visible on vellum. All edges of the text block are stained dark blue, as issued. The text block is largely clean, with a bookplate and inscription of two previous owners on the front pastedown. Condition: Very Good. The boards show light wear and are a little bowed. The textblock shows light age-toning and occasional foxing. The title page for Tractatus de Usufructu (the first of the two works in the volume) is somewhat loose but still attached. Dimensions 3.375 x 5 x 1.875 inches; Shelved case 3.
1797. An engraving by French artist Jacques Philippe Levilly (active 1780-1800). Condition: good. Light age toning and some age spots; several small closed tears and holes in margins. Several small creases around the edges and one faint central crease. Some faint water staining to right edge, particularly in margin. Matted but not framed. Dimensions mat w 19 5/8 in x h 17 5/8 in print w 15.25 in x h 13.25 in.