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.
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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.
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: 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.
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].