Paris: Pierre L'Amy, 1636. Octavo, , 1129 pages, ,  index. In Very Good condition. Bound in contemporary full calf, covers with double gilt fillet borders, spine with gilt titling and tooling. Some light wear to binding, including some staining and rubbing, spine with vertical creases, hinges showing some wear. Collated: a8, A-4A8. Small burn mark to pagers 21-26, 313-316very light loss to text. Very light worming to lower gutter of a1-F4, upper fore corner of 3D5-3M3, light loss to text. 4A1 with small chip torn from lower fore corner, no loss to text. Text block on very thin paper, some leaves with poor impression. Some edges of the plate visible in impression. Frontispiece portrait of Montaigne laid in, possibly married from a different edition. Red wax seal affixed to the front pastedown, reading "Cabinet de Monsieur le Dauphin." Front free endpaper with pencil note reading "Copy of the Duc d'Angoulême, son of King Charles X of France." CL consignment. Shelved case 3.
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Philadelphia: 1845. Full color lithograph of "1 old male, 2 female, 3 young" Migratory Squirrels printed by J.T. Bowen. In Very Good minus condition. Housed in Very Good condition frame with off-white matting. Professionally framed and matted. Dimensions in frame: height 35 inches x width 28 inches; dimensions from sight: height 25.5 inches x width 19 inches; Examined outside of frame. Mild discoloration, crinkling, and several small tears along all edges of print. One larger tear near top right corner and another near the top left corner. Small hole near top left corner. Light soiling along top edge of print. HR Consignment. Located at the Dupont Store.
New York: Viking, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 498 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good minus dust jacket. Spine blue with silver and white lettering. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut: '$29.95,' light shelfwear and rubbing, small tears to lower fore corners. With Thomas Hughes ownership ink to the front free endpaper. With profuse underlining and marginalia throughout in black and red ink. Inscribed poignantly by Ellsberg: "feb 2, 2003 / To Tom Hughes - With the greatest respect for your wisdom and forsight in this tragedy - if only your views had prevailed! / Dan Ellsberg." Shelved case 5.
Alexandria: Record of the County Court of Fairfax, 1800. First Printing. 12mo., 32 pages. In Good minus condition. Side-sewn pamphlet, with original wrappers detached but present. Light brown wrappers show significant chipping and light soiling, and are detached from the pamphlet (with some residual material still intact along spine edge). Title page has light chipping to corners, a half-inch closed tear and small crease to the top left corner, moderate damp-staining to the bottom right corner, and light uneven age-toning overall. Text block has light uneven age toning to pages 19 - 32, an instance of discoloration to the top edge, and the last page has one half-inch closed tear at spine edge and light creasing and chipping to the bottom corner. The ink ownership inscription of American author William Roscoe Thayer appears on the title page: "Wm R. Thayer / 1918." Shelved case 4.
New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1933. Limited Edition, #229/350. Quarto, , 13-341 pages. Good. Bound in publisher's three quarter white linen, embossed brown paper boards, spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Some staining and discoloration to spine, particularly along hinges, from water. Tide-marks along upper and lower gutter throughout volume, in some cases touching the plates. Lacking publisher's slipcase. Illustrated with 90 full-page, hand-pulled copper photogravures after photographs by Ulmann depicting the formerly enslaved alongside their descendants in the Gullah coastal region of South Carolina. All plates with tissue guards, one tissue guard loose. Some offsetting from photogravures, as usual. With the additional signed photogravure loose within, a duplicate of the photogravure on page 129. Some offsetting to front pastedown and endpaper from photogravure. "When all the sisters' feet are washed, the basins and towels are handed over to the brothers, who wash each other's feet." [page 124]. WP consignment. Shelved case 3.
Natal, South Africa and Portuguese Mozambique: 1903-1932. A collection of photographs, postcards, medicines, and personal artifacts belonging to Dr. William A. Backenstoe of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, and his wife Mamie Backenstoe of Windsor, New York, who worked as medical missionaries under the auspices of the Free Methodist Church of North America in Natal, South Africa and Portuguese Mozambique between 1903 and 1932. Collection contents: 1. Approximately 948 photographs relating directly to the Backenstoes’ time in Africa between 1903 and approximately 1932, including their journey from the United States, their travels in Africa, their homes and work in Inhambane, Edwaleni, and Izingolweni, and the communities within within which they lived and worked. Photographs vary significantly in size, from w 8.5 in x h 6.5 in to w 1.5 in x h 0.75 in. a. A photograph album dating from the early years of the Backenstoes’ time in South Africa, including 110 photographs with handwritten captions dated between 1902 and 1905. (Several photographs in this album appear to be gifts from other people, as the 1902 date suggests). Good-. Light rubbing to spine and corners of binding; binding splitting in several places; photographs and pages with at least light to light+ age-toning, but some photographs with significant age-toning. b. A photograph album dated 1906 with the dedication “To My Dear Mother / Wishing you a Merry / Christmas. / 1906,” apparently dating from the Backenstoe’s residence in Inhambane. The album contains 69 photographs with handwritten captions, mostly affixed to the pages of the album but with some loose photographs tucked between the leaves. Good+, with some minor wear and insect damage to album binding. Some photographs loose or loosening; all photographs and pages with light to light+ age-toning. c. A photograph album containing 84 photographs. The photos with dated inscriptions are largely from the years 1905-1908, but later photos have been tucked between the leaves of the album. Overall fair condition with individual pages in good and good+ condition. Moderate bumping and discoloration to binding, including a small white stain on rear cover and a small open tear to front upper edge near spine. The cord that originally held the album together is no longer affixed to the first five leaves, and only loosely affixed to subsequent leaves. Photographs in good to very good- condition. Most show light to light+ age-toning, but some with moderate or significant age-toning, creases to corners, small tears to edges, etc. d. A photograph album, undated, but containing images from the construction of the Ebenezer Hospital in Izingolweni in 1920 and 1921, as well as pictures of patients and staff at the hospital after it was completed. 127 photographs present in total, many having loosened from their pages or never having been formally placed in the album at all; some but not all of those still in their original positions in the album have captions, and some loose photos have text on their versos. Fair to good+; light+ discoloration and wear to spine and corners of binding; approximately half of the original pages in the album have been roughly cut out; photographs mostly with light or light+ age-toning, but some with moderate or substantial age-toning. e. An undated photograph album without captions containing 131 photographs which, except for the large image of the Ebenezer Hospital tucked between the front cover and the first leaf, seem to predate the Backenstoes’ time in Izingolweni. Good; light wear and discoloration to binding; some photos loose or loosening from their adhesive corners. Most photos with light or light+ age-toning; some with moderate or significant age-toning. One photo creased and partially torn at right edge, having been damaged during repeated opening and closings of the album over decades. Several other photos with creasing to corners. f. An undated photograph album containing 200 photographs without captions that appears to date to the Backenstoes’ early days in South Africa: several of the individuals and buildings depicted in photographs in this album are identified elsewhere with the city of Inhambane and the years 1903-1905, approximately. Good to good+. Light+ wear to binding, particularly at spine and corners; photos mostly with light or light+ age-toning, but some with moderate or significant age-toning. Some loosening or loose from the pages to which they were affixed; a few of those that have come loose show creased corners. g. An undated photograph album containing 180 photographs without captions which appear to date to the Backenstoes’ early days in South Africa: several of the photographs of individuals and buildings appear in other albums with early material, and this album contains no photographs of the Ebenezer Hospital at Izingolweni. Good. Moderate wear to binding, particularly at spine and corners; two large (1.5 in and 2.25 in) split in the leather at the tail of the spine. Photos mostly with light or light+ age-toning, but some with moderate or significant age-toning. Some loosening or loose from the pages to which they were affixed; a few of those that have come loose show creased corners. h. An undated blue photo album containing 13 photographs without captions. Very good. Light bumping to corners of boards. Photos with light+ age-toning; one photograph with spotted yellow discoloration. 2. 36 loose snapshots of the type included in the albums, including several duplicates. Three of these images are very small (w 2.75 in x h 2 in) color photographs showing the Ebenezer Hospital and Dr. William Backenstoe’s grave in Edwaleni. Very good-; slightly age-toned with moderate spotting to one of the color photographs. 3. 47 loose family photographs, mostly studio portraits, including many duplicates presumably intended as gifts. Twelve of the photographs are signed by William Backenstoe. Good+ to very good; light bumping to some corners and light foxing to some photographs. Light to light+ age-toning to all photographs. 4. Two glass negatives (both gelatine dry plates, both w 8.5 in x h 6.5 in) showing front and rear views of what came to be called the Backenstoe Memorial Hospital in Izingolweni. Good condition only; both plates show multiple scratches to gelatin coating and significant silver mirroring throughout dark areas of negatives. 5. An album containing 426 postcards. Most of these are from Africa, including some which are labeled Inhambane; others are from the Holy Land and Palestine, Italy, England, and other European destinations. Good+. Moderate wear to binding; postcards with light+ age-toning, with some postcards loose or loosening; tissue protectors moderately age-toned; long closed tears to several pages. 6. A staple-bound booklet entitled A Photographic Souvenir of Natal, hand-addressed to “Mrs. Mary A. Backenstoe / Emaus, / Penn. / U.S.A.,” stamped and postmarked November 30, 1906, from Durban, Natal. The contents of this booklet consist of 12 black and white photographs of Natal. Good+. Light wear to wraps; photographs lightly age-toned; staple rusted with associated minor staining. 7. One cloth-bound album entitled A Souvenir of South Africa, containing 12 color postcards. Good+. Light+ bumping and fraying to corners of binding; postcards lightly age-toned. 8. Seven pairs of glasses, including one pair of pince-nez and three pairs of bifocals, contemporary to the Backenstoes’ tenure in South Africa; each pair of glasses is housed in a case. Good- to very good-. All glasses with some amount of scratching to lenses, one pair of bifocals with chipped glass; several pairs with rust damage to frames. 9. Two early twentieth-century leather medicine cases with glass vials a. One case containing six glass vials with cork stoppers and metal caps. All six vials are labeled (“Pills for Cold,” “Digestive Pills 1 after Meals,” etc.); all but one still contain pills. Good condition. One of the glass vials (once containing Sal Hepatica) is not original to the set; the cork stopper from another vial has broken off, resulting in the loss of the metal cap. The leather case shows moderate wear with some red rot. b. One case of “Alkaloidal Granules” produced by the Abbott Alkaloidal Co. of Chicago. Nine of 24 glass vials with cork stoppers, all original to the set, labeled and containing pills. The lower row of bottles conceals a small pocket within the case (see photographs). Very good condition. The leather case shows minor wear. 10. A book on the history of William Backenstoe’s family, along with a folder full of news and magazine articles and typewritten documents providing context for the Backenstoes’ work in South Africa and insights from individuals who worked alongside them. BG consignment.
[Amsterdam]: [Joseph Asscher & Cie], . Oblong Folio, , 15 leaves of plates; VG; bound in publisher's maroon cloth, gilt lettering to front cover; all edges gilt; patterned endpapers; mild shelfwear and rubbing; two loose tissue-guards present; inscribed on the verso of the ffep: 'To Mr. H. Hirsche with compliments from Joseph Asscher Cie 1.12.1908.'; With a fitted case containing replicas of the nine faceted stones cut from the Cullinan diamond. A space is made for a replica of the rough, but it is not present. A replica of Koh-i-Noor is also separate within the box. There is a second simple paper box labeled 'Model & puzzle of Cullinan Diamond, which may be the missing rough. Half is intact with a solid base, while half are sliced pieces. EH consignment; shelved case 4.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1890. Limited Edition, Author's Special Copy. Quarto, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in publisher's three quarter brown morocco and gilt-stamped vellum, paneled spine with gilt lettering; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; both volumes with some shelfwear and rubbing, cracking to hinges, rubbing and bumping to corners; volume two with vellum curling and peeling up along spine edge, small closed tear to front board vellum, two spots of damage holes to center of front board, large scratch to morocco on front board; volume one with two clusters of pinprick holes to the front board; Signed by Stanley on leaf at front noting this the "Author's Special Copy," where the limitation page usually is placed. with photogravure frontispieces on mounted India paper, three folding maps, two backed with linen and of a larger size, 6 original etched plates, each signed in pencil by artist G. Montbard, and a multitude of wood engravings on tissue paper; EH Consignment; shelved case 9.
Monochrome watercolor and ink on paper. Signed "Grosz" at lower right. Untitled. Very Good. Slightly age-toned with closed tears to both upper corners. Artist: Grosz, George (German, 1893-1959) Medium: Watercolor and Ink on Paper Date: Mid-20th Century Hand Signed Measurements: w 8.25 in x h 11.5 in RW consignment. Shelved Dupont.
London: T. N. Longman and O. Rees [et al], 1802. First Edition. Quarto, vii, 87 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Bound in later paper boards, with paper label to spine. Boards show some splitting to front hinge, and slight bowing to boards. Text block has some consistent ink smudging and staining throughout, but plates are clean. Ink marginalia occur on one plate and on one blank leaf. Includes twelve aquatint plates as issued, eleven of which are hand-colored. Two additional color plates trimmed and pasted on to blank leaves. SK Consignment. Shelved in Case 3.
[London?]: . 25 sheets of the typescript for the stage play "The Better Half," composing of 24 numbered sheets plus the cover page. Measuring approximately 19x24cm, the group have been folded in half vertically. The extremities show some wear, primarily on the cover sheet and pages 23/24. Paperclip rust marks are present along the upper edge.; The sheets are housed in a cut-open envelope (never mailed) with "M.S.S. of The Better Half by Noel C" written in his hand. Notably, the "oward" is written in blue ink rather than the black of the rest, and probably in a different hand.; Two pages (8, 21) with pencil changes and eleven (11, 12, 15-23) with pen, possibly in Coward's hand. A full list of changes along with a copy of 'London’s Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror' By Richard J. Hand and Michael Wilson, University of Exeter Press, 2008, which provides a full script of the copy found in the British Library, will be provided.; Many of the changes are minor, either correcting grammar or punctuation, but the second half in particular has dozens of more significant changes.; This copy appears to have been based on the copy submitted to the Lord Chamberlain, but adjusted for formatting and with substantial edits. It is unknown if this version would have been resubmitted to the Lord Chamberlain or if it was ever performed in this format. It is possible these changes were considered minor enough to not need further censorship, they were done after the play was preformed, or even that it belonged to an actor.; It would benefit from further scholarly research, as its place in the creation of the play is unknown. CX consignment; shelved case 0.
London: R. Knaplock, 1720. First Edition. Octavo, xii, 186,  pages. In Good plus condition. Bound in contemporary diced calf with red leather label bearing gilt titling to spine. Boards with light plus bumping and marking. Chipping to head and tail of spine and significant cracking to hinges. Text block lightly age toned. MF Consignment. Shelved in Case 12.
1945. Collection of photographs, signed documents (personal and official military), maps, ephemera, and other collectibles relating to Major General Horace Fuller and the WWII Singapore Surrender on Sep 12, 1945. Collection includes the following: Woodboard file-chronology “U.S. Representatives at Singapore Surrender 12 September 1945 Maj. Gen. Fuller” with the first page of the treaty print-signed by Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia, Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, and Supreme Commander Japanese Expeditionary Forces Southern Regions, Field Marshal Count Terauchi (likely a copy; do not appear to be original handwritten signatures). Includes 34 official 8” x 10” photographs stamped “U.S. Army Signal Corps” in lower right corner and number-stamped on back, as well as a four-page itinerary documenting events before and after signing (9/10/1945-9/13/1945). All photographs and documents are secured between 11 ½” x 9” boards ; minor wear with a few scuffs and light stains. Light creasing to treaty document; creasing and edge-wear to itinerary with a few partial tears. Photographs in good condition with light creasing and a slight bend Green leather-covered Furlough Banquet Program from 6/14/1909 dinner at Hotel Astor (New York City) attended by Major General Fuller and General Patton. Twelve-page program details banquet menu, toasts, songs with final two autograph pages blank.. Wrinkling and wear to leather cover with edge-wear and partial tears to corners; small stain back cover. Age toning to all pages with creasing, edge-wear, and light spotting; partial tear to final autograph page Mountbatten one-page signed letter (TLS) dated 10/10/1947 regarding decision to omit controversial material from the final draft of a report to “Combined Chiefs of Staff”; mild age-toning to page edges with partial tear to upper left edge and corner (with COA) 7 ⅝” x 9 ⅝” photograph of General MacArthur signed/inscribed to Major General Fuller; good condition with light creasing (with COA) Occupation currency note dated “Singapore Surrender 12 Sept 45” signed by Fuller and 17 other individuals. Signees were likely present at Raffles Hotel dinner held the evening of the Singapore Surrender and referenced in the four-page itinerary provided in the woodboard file-chronology (see above woodboard chronology/itinerary description and 4th photograph from bottom BT-45-2335 for guest list) “Supreme Allied Commander South-East Asia” report signed/inscribed by Mountbatten to Fuller. Light spotting and toning to pages with moderate wear to cover (creasing and partial tears) and spine (final three pages detached). 306-page report signed inside front cover by Mountbatten and numbered “No.142” on front cover. 35 /12” x 21 ¾” folded map of Burma included with report (with COA). Double-sided silk WWII survival evasion escape map No.44 details escape route possibilities throughout China (Side L) and French Indo China (Side M). Legend shows district boundaries, elevation changes, topography, locations of railways, telegraph lines, and freshwater. Rayon acetate map is folded and has wear along edges. Three ribboned “Republique Francaise” cards One invitation postcard (Fuller event at the U.S. Embassy in France) Two authentic period leather gun holsters (not in group photograph) One framed charcoal (or possibly crayon) portrait of Major General Fuller drawn on paper by McClelland Barclay (1943). Portrait rests in 8 ⅝” x 10 ⅜” black-painted wooden frame. Portrait not examined out-of-frame but appears to be in good condition; wear to frame corners and edges One letter (ALS) from Major General Fuller to wife, Betty (undated but likely c.1940). Two-pages penned in blue ink; light creasing and age-toning to edges (paper was folded into quarters) Four chest ribbons Two National Geographic folding maps: “The World Map” and the “United States of America” (both dated 1951); light creasing to the pair Small bag with one lighter and two pins (“Croche et Tient” and “6th Field Artillery Regiment” insignia) Collection of thirty-seven photographs and postcards : One unframed military “attache” group photo dated 2/22/1936 and signed in lower right corner by unknown individual. Photo measures 11 ⅝” x 8 ⅝”. Creasing, toning, and edge-wear with partial tear to upper left corner and ½” partial tear along upper edge. One photo album page (excised) with pre-WWI photographs. Page measures 12” x 9 ½” with creasing and edge-wear (numerous partial tears to paper backing); photographs have light creasing One mounted and framed photograph of Fuller with horse (pre-war). Light spotting and toning. Twelve undated postcards (~5 ½” x 3 ½”) Thirteen photographs sized 5” x 3” (7 of which are stamped and dated 1945 on back by “SEAC Photo Unit”) Six larger stamped photographs (measuring ~9 ¾” x 7 ⅛”) and stamped “S.A.F.R.A.”, “New York Times” or “Air Corps U.S. Army”; and two unstamped photographs Two ~5” x 7” photographs (stamped “Associated Press” and “France Presse”) One unstamped flag-raising photograph measuring ~7” x 4 ½” This is a massive lot and all items have been extensively photographed. However, please feel free to contact us to request additional photographs of specific items. Thank you. WF Consignment.
London: John Playford; Robert Ibbitson, 1649. Presumed First Edition. A Perfect Narrative of the Whole Proceedings...: Small Quarto (5.5 in. x 7 in.), , 4 pages, p. 6, . In Good condition. Disbound pamphlet, with some residue from no longer extant wraps. Pages have moderate uneven age-toning, with faint creasing. Pagination begins on verso of title page, page 5 is mis-numbered "6", and last two pages are unpaginated. Text continuous and complete despite pagination. Largely conforms to ESTC entry, but the mis-numbering of page 5 is not identified therein. Rare. Collections of Notes Taken at the Kings Tryall...: Small Quarto, (4.6 in. x 6.8 in.), 2 pages, 6 pages. In Good condition. Disbound pamphlet. Pages show light soiling and age-toning, some minor chipping to edges of first and third leaves, and significant wear to the fourth and final leaf (several small holes impacting text). Text continuous despite pagination, and conforms to ESTC entry. Rare. Shelved case 7.
1798. Handwritten legal document, bearing the stamp of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated October 28, 1798. Text appears to be in a secretary's hand, likewise the signature on recto ("Hamilton, Atty"). Appears to be a subpoena relating to a marine insurance case. Light age-toning overall, folded twice (once horizontally, once vertically), with some light soiling to right edge and very minor wear to court seal. Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 8.5" x 5" Shelved Case 0.
Oxford: L. Lichfield, 1703. First English Edition. Folio, , 27 pages, , 239 pages, , pp. 273-400, 104, pp. 107-231, , pp. 143-262. In Very Good minus condition. Rebound, quarter calf with marbled boards. Spine banded with gilt lettering. Boards show very light wear to corners and light toning to calf on spine. Text-block shows uneven moderate plus age-toning to edges. Moderate foxing to title-page. Several pencil emendations to margins in opening pages (up to page 29). Name of a previous owner appears in ink on bottom edge of text-block, on the title-page, and several times throughout. With Errata Leaf, appearing opposite first page of Book One. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.] RW consignment. Shelved Case 7.
[Washington, D.C.]: Printed [by William Duane] for the House of Representatives, . Folio First Edition. Folio,  blank, , 34, ,  blank pages; VG; bound in circa-1990 paper wraps, black title to front cover; mild toning and foxing throughout; Leaves B-G with small tide-mark to lower fore edge; with blind stamp for 'Sondley Library Asheville, N.C.' on the title page, last 3 leaves. 2R+1 with very thin paper, causing the stamp to create tiny holes. The Sondley library was largely sold in the late 1980's, with the remainder being merged with the Buncombe County Special Collections, properly de-accessioned with confirmation.; Original two leaves of front endpapers and single leaf of rear endpaper present; Extra leaf numbered *12, with signature F* inserted.; Letter of transmittal from Department of State, 8th December, 1801, signed, in print: James Madison. Schedule for Tennessee, which was not present on Dec. 8th, appears on leaf 2R, dated December 22, 1801. Corrected Schedule for Maryland appears on leaf 2R+1.; Not scarce in institutional holdings, as to be expected, but extremely scarce on the market, with RareBookHub listing only one copy in 100 years, being Bonhams 2012, and Goodspeed's before that in 1921.; RW consignment; shelved case 4.
Wheeling [W.V.?]: Daily Intelligencer Steam Press, 1896. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 299 pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in decorative green publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Boards have light rubbing overall and light discoloration and wear to head and tail of spine. Text block shows light to light plus age toning interiorly (pages brittle), errata slip inserted preceding title-page, small dent and wear to fore edge of pages 5-78, missing first free end page, and inscription to second free end page: “With best wishes, J. McHenry Jones”. A remarkably well-preserved copy of an extremely scarce volume. Shelved in Case 3.
18th Century. Archive of documents regarding Robert Walpole, collected by British bibliomaniac Sir Thomas Phillipps; five manuscript documents by multiple authors: Manuscript 1: 2 folio leaves folded into 9pps commentary on clipped newspaper article comparing John Stuart (3rd Earl of Bute, 1713-1792) to William Pitt (1st Earl of Chatam, 1708-1778). The article is circa 1763. According to a note on the reverse of the first leaf these comments are made by “Mr. J.C.” Manuscript 2: 1 folio leaf folded into 4pp. According to a penned note on the recto of 1st page “Mr. J.C.’s remarks on La H’s Walpoleana” J.C. apparently was asked to be a trustee of Oglethorpe’s Georgia Plan but declined as he also declined a part in the “British —-hery” Manuscript 3: 6 folio leaves folded into 20pp. Ms of Lord Hardwicke’s “Walpoleana.” Philip Yorke (Earl of Hardwick 1720-1790) published this work in 1783. Manuscript 4: 3 folio leaves folded into 12pp. “Remarks on a Pamphlet called Political Debates Particularly that part of it pretended to have been spoke by Mr W.P. (Wm. P.H).” Paper same as item #1 presumably same hand. Also by Mr. J.C? Manuscript 5: 1 folio leaf folded into 4pp apparently incomplete. A ms of a speech to Parliament? on the “Embargo laid on Wheat and Wheat flour by the Kings Order in Counsel Sept 26, 1766.” Manuscript 6: 2 folio leaves folded into 8pp. A copy of a “Paper delivered to the D. of Newcastle May 15, 1757.” Duke of Newcastle (Sir Thomas Pelham-Hollis, 1693-1768). Pitt fell in April, Newcastle joined with him and Pitt rose again in June. This letter supports Newcastle in joining P.H. Items housed in Phillipps' presumed original folder, with his archive number 9104; some wear and soiling to folder; most manuscripts breaking at horizontal center folds; RW consignment; shelved Case 0. W1001.
Boston: C.C. Little and Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co., -1856. Quartos, Two Volumes. In Very Good condition. Bound in three-quarter green polished calf with marbled boards and paneled spines with gilt titling. Moderate wear and rubbing to bindings. Text block shows moderate foxing and light age toning throughout. Tissue-guards for most plates are lacking, causing some offsetting. Bound by E. Lycett, with their blind-embossed stamp to the first three endpapers of vol. I and first two endpapers of vol. II. Subscriber's list in vol. I. Title pages include wood-engraved vignettes. Frontispieces feature lithographic portraits of Hovey and William Sharp. Volumes include 96 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son in addition to numerous woodcut illustrations. CONTENTS: Vol. I. (xii, , 100 pages [interspersed with 48 full-page color plates]) -- Vol. II. (iv, 96 pages [interspersed with 48 full-page color plates]). Shelved in Case 3.
St. Albans, London: F. Sander and J. French for Henry Sothern, -1888-1894. First Edition. Large Folios (21.5 in. x 16 in.), Four Volumes. In Good plus condition. Two series bound in four volumes, First series (two volumes) bound in full brown leather with gilt ruling and titling to spines, Second series (two volumes) three-quarters bound in black leather with morocco-grain cloth on boards; Complete with 48 plates to each volume (192 in total), plates for each series numbered sequentially 1-96. Plates are chromolithographic, by Joseph Mansell, G. Leutzsch and J.L. Macfarlane after Henry Moon, W.H. Fitch, A.H. Loch and C. Storer, heightened with gum arabic, wood-engraved illustrations based on original watercolors. First series (two volumes) with edges and corners of boards, heads and tails of spines, and joints moderately rubbed; numerous light marks to boards. Text on spine of Vol. II reads “Vol. II / Second Series,” but the volume is actually from the first series. The majority of the grey paper wraps from the original monthly publications are preserved and bound in, though several have tears repaired with clear tape. Long closed tear to tissue protector for plate 13; several other tissue protectors with smaller tears. Large tear to page 39 repaired with clear tape. Plate 18 with small closed tear to margin repaired with clear tape; tear to margin of plate 49. Small tear to margin of pages 67, 87. Plate 35 with small patch of paper adhered to gum arabic added to plate (a common issue for this work); plates 81 and 93 in similar state; several other plates with trivial semi-transparent layers of paper fibers adhered to plates. Plate 70 bound in upside down. Tissue protector for plate 90 mostly adhered to gum arabic on plate. Second series (two volumes) with gilt titling and tooling to boards and paneled spines. Leather considerably rubbed and chipped with several small tears at heads and tails of spines; several tears to cloth covering boards, including a narrow four-inch long patch of missing cloth at the fore-edge of the front board of Vol. 1. Pages of all volumes age-toned with scattered foxing (foxing generally does not impact plates). Small patches of tissue protector adhered to gum arabic on plates 1, 7, 10, 11, 22, 24, 25, 27, 38, 39, 69,and 75. A large patch of tissue protector adhered to plate 2, with an open tear in tissue protector; plates 5, 54, and 56 in a similar state. Tissue protector mostly adhered to plate 8, with large tears in protector; plates 13 and 41 in similar states. Tissue protector for page 78 mostly adhered to plate, with a small tear. Tissue protector mostly adhered to plates 43, 44, 45, and 60. Several tears to tissue protector for plate 36, and smaller minor tears to the edges of other tissue protectors. CONTENTS: First Series, Vol. I (110 pages)--First Series, Vol. II (106 pages)--Second Series, Vol. I (iii, 104 pages)--Second Series, Vol. 2 (114 pages). MC Consignment. Shelved in Room A. [Oversized books. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Italy: c. 1960's. Framed landscape painting, with side of a building at left of image; VG; in light-colored wooden frame with glass front; not examined outside of frame; signed at lower right corner by Soffici in gray paint; possibly a piece of his Poggio series; This Soffici painting depicts the same scene shown in his 1962 painting titled "Case al Poggio"; dimensions in frame: height 18 3/4 in. x width 13 3/4 in. x depth 1 3/4 in.; dimensions from sight: height 13 1/2 in. x width 9 1/2 in.; RR consignment; located at Dupont store.
Londini [London]: Impensis Brabazoni Aylmeri sub Signo Trium Columbarum, 1674. Octavo, 155,  pages; VG; bound in modern period style morocco, paneled spine with black label and gilt titling; with both blank first and last leaves. Some cracking to front hinge, slight cracking to spine, minor rubbing to extremities; A7 with 3 ink words. JR Consignment; shelved case 7.
New York: Late 1940s to 1971. A collection of approximately 2,000 photographs and negatives, taken by African-American independent photographer Malcolm Downes Thomas (c. 1900 - c. 1972) from the late 1940s to 1971. Thomas photographed various aspects of New York City street and family scenes in both Manhattan and Harlem, Eastern Long Island landscapes and wildlife and a variety of images taken on various Caribbean islands. The collection also includes over a hundred original photographs and negatives of Bettie Page in a private session taken in 1952. In its entirety, this collection represents a vision of nature, street scenes, human interest, and erotica as seen from the perspective of an affluent African-American. Thomas focused his photographs of human subjects on his fellow African-Americans, taking not only numerous study series of portraits but also spontaneous shots of everyday life. Children playing, people watching television on the couch, and social gatherings are all represented. New York local events are recorded in this collection, including Wrestling Matches (3/29/53), a New York fire and efforts to extinguish it (1/7/53), African-American’s swimming in the ocean (1953), and outdoor Ice-Skating (12/51). His cityscape work is not limited to either the narrow or the broad, allowing both views of facades and paint as well as skylines. The nature work follows a similar trend, with close-ups of grasshoppers, rabbits, flowers, and others, followed by islands and landscapes. His early travels included Mexico in 1951/52, St. Thomas in 1953, and Nassau in 1953 where he and his wife participated in various photographic contests and won awards or citations for specific images. Fashion and erotica are represented as well. Thomas photographed an unknown African-American woman modelling various outfits in various poses (12/20/52). His erotica images include a private Bettie Page session dated 3/8/52 with over a hundred negatives and an unknown East-Asian woman photographed nude on at least three different occasions, 2/16/52, 12/18/53 and 12/19/53. Thomas was a Navy radar installer and later a Master Electrician. In 1943 he married his third wife Velma Henry who was a registered nurse. Together they took up photography as a hobby, traveling frequently to the Caribbean and Mexico searching for photographic opportunities. They both preferred Leica cameras for their shots. Thomas developed his own work in their kitchen, some birds and flowers were done in color, the rest were black and white. They subsequently built a home in Quoque, Long Island for weekend trips and vacations. They had no children. According to family lore, during the 1940s Malcolm Thomas became a member of the Pioneer Photography Club, comprised of black friends. There is a story that one of the members (Jerry Tibbs) was on a New York beach and saw this beautiful woman (Bettie Mae Page) who agreed to pose for him and other members of the Pioneer Photography Club. This story is similar to the one told by Bettie Page herself, that in 1950, while walking along the Coney Island shore, Bettie met NYPD officer Jerry Tibbs. Jerry was an avid photographer and gave Bettie his card. He suggested she’d make a good pin-up model, and in exchange for allowing him to photograph her, he’d help make up her first pin-up portfolio, free of charge. Tibbs introduced Page to other Harlem photographers like the legendary Jamaican nude photographer and jazz musician Cass Carr. Carr hired her as a model in 1952 for his nude “Camera Club Outings” in which amateur and professional cameramen would pay her ten dollars to pose. By 1955 Bettie Page had become the most photographed glamour model in the United States and was the January 1955 Playboy magazine Playmate of the Month In addition to the photographic archive, the owner of the collection, Malcolm Thomas’ nephew Louis P. Brown, has created an uncorrected oblong folio proof copy of Malcom Thomas’ photographic works titled “Malcolm Thomas: Photographic Memoir” He is interested in assigning the proof and copyright to the publication of the book along with the copyright and physical images of the photographs as an entirety transaction. Purchase of this collection includes all related rights.
New London [Connecticut]: T[imothy] Green, . Small Octavo,  pages; VG; with some support adhered along the spine; some rubbing and wear to fore edge, lower fore edge missing from rear cover, small amount of chipping to middle of front fore edge; interior with minor blotching and wear; The cover woodcut is a crude copy of the Revere engraving "The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught," showing tea being forced down America's throat, with the caption "Boston Cannonaded." Also includes the patriotic poems "Thoughts on Tyranny" and "The Unnatural Parent," and a long genealogy of George III tracing back to "William the Conqueror, who was a son of a whore"; RF consignment; extremely scarce; shelved case 3.