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USSR: c 1941-1945. A collection of 20 Russian medals from the WWII era housed in a shadowbox. The medals present include the following: Capture of Konigsberg; Medal for Valor; Medal for Combat Service; Defense of Kiev; Defense of Stalingrad; Victory over Japan; Victory over Germany; Defense of Odessa; Capture of Berlin; Defense of Moscow; Capture of Budapest; Defense of Caucasus; Defense of Sevastopol; Defense of Soviet Polar Region; Defense of Leningrad; Defense of Prague; Liberation of Warsaw; Liberation of Belgrad; Capture of Vienna; and Medal for Meritorious Labor during the Great Patriotic War. A copy of this inventory is included with the lot. Condition: Very Good. Medals and ribbons both show some signs of age (tarnish, some change of color in the ribbons0 but the imprints on the metal are still very sharp.
Vienne: De L'imprimerie Imperiale et Royale, 1815. First Edition. Small Quarto, , 334,  pages; VG; bound in 3/4 leather, green label with gilt titling, tree calf patterned paper boards; pattered endpapers; small bookplate to front pastedown; mild scattered foxing; wide margins; minor archival repair to fore edge of page 1; mild rubbing and wear to boards; With a Preamble, 121 Articles, and 18 Annexes; with errata in rear; text in French; shelved case 7.
This heavily retouched 8x10 photo of the Lunts dining with Lawrence Farrell, their acting company manager, may have been taken at Schellhase's restaurant in Baltimore MD. The photo is inscribed to the Schellhases and probably dates from the preview tour of "Taming of the Shrew when the Lunts dined there every night they were in Baltimore. The photo, mounted to stiff cardboard, is in Fair to Good condition with very faded ink. The inscription and signatures are readable if you hold it to the light at the right angle. Schellhase's Restaurant in Baltimore MD, owned by C H Otto Schellhase and Frieda Schellhase, operated from 1924 to 1980 and is "remembered for its heavy draperies and even heavier food." H.L. Mencken made it famous as the meeting place for his Saturday Night club. Mencken's influence led many in the world of the arts to gather there. Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullivan were married in Baltimore in 1931 and had their reception at Schellhase's. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ate there every night while touring in "The Taming of the Shrew." The walls of Schellhase's gave testimony to its popularity with theatre types, being covered in signed photos of the many Broadway and Hollywood performers who stopped there in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and into the 1960s. -Shelved in Schellhase binder [consignment].
1898-1924. Contains the following 16 items in 3 categories: 1) American Negro Academy, Group of 14 "Occasional Papers" ; Washington, D.C. Group of 14 issues of this landmark African American intellectual publication, beginning with Occasional Papers No. 3 in 1898; the latest journal is No. 22 (1924). Various paginations; small 8tos, original wrappers. Condition varies; many are fragile, particularly the earliest issues, but handleable.Textblocks all appear complete. No journal is missing its front cover, i.e., all are present; however, some (Nos. 3, 4, 7 and 9) are separated and others severely chipped. The 4 issues with the loose front wrappers also are lacking a (blank) bottom wrapper. Conversely, a couple issues-- namely No. 15, No. 16 and No. 17-- are Very Good+ to Near Fine. Founded in Washington D.C by 78-year-old Reverend Alexander Crummell, the American Negro Academy was an organization of black intellectuals dedicated to the promotion of higher education, the arts, and science for African Americans as part of the overall struggle for racial equality. This group of their Occasional Papers includes: #3 Alexander Crummell's 1898 paper "Civilization the Primal Need of a Race;" #4 A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE NEGRO PROBLEM (Cook, 1898), #5 "How the Black St. Domingo Legion Saved the Patriot Army in the Siege of Savannah, 1779" (Steward, 1899),#6 "The Disfranchisement of the Negro" (Love, 1899), #7 "Right on the Scaffold, or The Martyrs of 1822 (Grimke, 1901); #9 "The Early Negro Convention Movement" (Cromwell, 1904), #11 "The Negro and the Elective Franchise" (Grimke, Cook, Hope, et al., 1905); #14 "Charles Sumner Centenary," a historical address by Grimke (1911); #15 "Peonage" (Hershaw, 1915); #16 "The Ballotless Victim of One-Party Governments", 1913 Annual Address (Grimke); #17 "The Ultimate Criminal," 1915 Annual Address (Grimke); "Papers of the American Negro Academy" series of six essays by various authors , #21 "The Shame of America, or, The Negro's Case Against the Republic" (Grimke, 1924); and #22 "The Challenge of the Disfranchised: A Plea for the Enforcement of the 15th Amendment" (Cromwell, 1924). 2) The Atlanta Riot: A Discourse by the Rev. Francis J. Grimke, Pastor of the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church, October 7, 1906 Grimke, Rev. Francis J. [s.l.]: Published by Request, 1906. 1st ed. Paperback. 14p. Softcover in original wrapper. 23cm. Poor; with loose front cover, heavily chipped, with back cover absent; textblock is complete and still stapled, though with some closed tears at spine. No markings. Very hard to find. 3) Paul Cuffe Sherwood, Henry N. Washington, D.C.: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1923. (Reprinted from the Journal of Negro History, VIII, No. 2, April 1923). 77p. Softcover in original wrapper. 25cm. Good. Despite some damage, these exceedingly scarce pamphlets represent the work of some of the greatest African American scholars of any era.; shelved case 1 or window.
1816. First Edition. Octavo, 104 pages; VG; bound in modern marbled paper wraps; mild aging to pages; boldly signed R. Rush on cover, from his own library. Great American Statesman, Author, Editor, and Patriot who played a ket role with John Quincy Adams and Jmes Monroe in proclaiming the Monroe Doctrine. Was U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, and Agent to secure the Smithson Bequest to establish the Smithsonian Institute. Richard Rush was thr son of Dr. Benjamin Rush, Founding Father and Surgeon General for the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Excellent magazine content includes a poem about the Wasp and letters that are signed in type print by Commodore William Bainbridge. Shelved case 1.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1779. First Edition. Octavo in good condition only; bound in full 19th century polished calf; pair morocco spine labels [red/green]; five  raised bands on spines; front board nearly detached; spine ends worn down; corners worn and showing; previous owner bookplate front paste-down; text block remains solid and contents are very good. [Spines; heavily worn gilt leather with red/green spine labels]. -Shelve above case 1.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1781. First Edition. Octavo in poor condition; bound in full 19th century polished calf; pair morocco spine labels [red/green]; five  raised bands on spines; rear board detached; spine ends worn down; corners worn and showing; previous owner bookplate front paste-down; text block remains solid and contents are very good. Light foxing throughout [Spines; heavily worn gilt leather with red/green spine labels]. -Shelve above case 1.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1783. First Edition. Octavo in good condition only; bound in full 19th century polished calf; pair morocco spine labels [red/green]; five  raised bands on spines; boards attached but have major wear at hinges; split start between front free endpapers; spine ends worn down; corners worn and showing; previous owner bookplate front paste-down; text block remains solid and contents are very good. [Spines; heavily worn gilt leather with red/green spine labels]. -Shelve above case 1.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1792. First Edition. Octavo in good condition only; bound in full 19th century polished calf; pair morocco spine labels [red/green]; five  raised bands on spines; boards attached; spine ends worn down; corners worn and showing; previous owner bookplate front paste-down; text block remains solid and contents are very good. [Spines; heavily worn gilt leather with red/green spine labels]. Shelve above case 1.
London: Rivingtons, 1872. Octavo. VG/none. 3/4 brown leather with gilt lettering, raised bands with tooled gilt design on spine, over red marbled paper boards. Red text block edges. 336pp. Annual issue of the renowned British reference publication originally founded by Edmund Burke. Includes primary sources and secondary commentary relating to the world-wide events taking place in the year 1871. Contents include: English History, Foreign History, Chronicle of Remarkable Occurrences, Obituary of Eminent Persons, Remarkable Trials, and an Appendix with Public Documents. Light to moderate shelf wear, scuffing and chipping to leather and boards along edges and corners. Moderate age toning to text block edges. Text block clean and bright. Hinges and signatures all tight. Overall, very good. Shelved above Historiography.
London: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. A military recruitment poster mounted on a lightweight canvas. The poster depicts a man in an army green uniform blowing a horn. The background behind him is dark yellow and next to him there is text: Another Call. Below this image against the army green background there is text in white stating: “ More Men and Still More Until the Enemy is Crushed” Lord Kitchener. Condition: Good+. The overall surface shows only slight fading. The edges have mild wrinkling. Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London. Poster No. 21. Printed by Hill, Siffken & Co. (L.P.A.Ltd), Grafton Works, Holloway, London. Dimensions w 19 1/8 in x h 28.25 in.
This is a military poster showing a soldier in uniform holding a rifle. The background is off-white and the illustration is grayish green in color. Next to the figure is written: Another Notch Chateau Thierry. Beneath the image reads: U.S. Marines. Condition: Good- . There are several chips to the edges. Mild discoloration due to sunning. Dimensions 30 in x h 23 7/8 in.
New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2007. Quarto; pp 181; VG/VG; red spine with white text; dust jacket show minimal shelf wear to exterior; minor bumping to edges; cloth is clean; strong boards; text block has minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; Russian text; arts - American; shelved in American Art.
One autograph book, bound in red cloth, measuring 8 1/4 inches high by 7 1/2 inches wide. Slightly warped due to the ephemera within, as well as some slight wear. Contains a multitude of signatures, photos, and newspaper clippings. Some of the contents include the autographs of: Robert Wagner, Liselotte Schreiner, Claus Hofer, Maria Wimmer, Werner Hinz, Ehmi Bessel, Mathies Wieman, Paul Wegener, Gustav Knutn, Werner Hinz, Walter Franck, Hannsgeorg Laubenthel, Gustav Grundens, Paul Hartmann, Paul Harbiger, Albert Florath, Kathe Gold, Marianne Hoppe, Paul Hartmann. SF consignment; shelved case 0.
Stockholm: Arvinius+Orfeus, 2014. First edition. Quarto in orange cloth with brown and grey DJ in brodart; VG/VG; spine white with black letters; end pages slightly soiled; DJ, boards, paper and text in good condition; pp. 216; contains series of interviews and photographs in color and black and white; shelved in Architecture (Theory) section.
London: Deputies of Christopher Barker [i.e. Jan Fredericksz Stam], 1599 [i.e. 1633]. Thick Octavo; G; bound in 3/4 black leather, brown cloth boards; rebacked with spine preserved; paneled spine with gilt lettering; text block with red specks; , 190, 1-8, 11-16, 18-127, , 3-121, ; A-Z4, &6, 2A7, 2B3-8, 2C2-8, 2D-2P8, 2Q7, 3A-3Q8, 3R4; some pages have scrap paper used to repair pages or reinforce binding; some pages have both open and closed tears, intermittent ink marginalia; mild tide-marks and wear throughout; two separate title pages for each part, plus engraved title page; engraved title page has been repaired; with the 'Breeches' translation in Genesis; shelved case 4.
Londini [London]: Nathanielem Ponder, 1680. 12mo., 959pp.; VG; bound in black leather, paneled spine with gilt decorations, tooling in gilt on front and rear boards; text block gilt; marbled endpapers; binding loose in several places, still intact and sturdy; frep missing; text clean; minor if any age markings; title page has minor ink writing, else clean, minor tear to fore edge; some damage to inside of both boards; bumping to corners, edges, and head and tail of spine; shelved case 4.
Nürnberg: Johann Andreä Endterischen Handlung, 1788. Elephant folio, , 1181,  pages; Fair; bound in period blind-tooled vellum covered boards, hardened leather spine with metal rivets, metal corners to boards; moderate wear and rubbing to binding, peeling to edges, small glue repair to spine; most of the straps gone, remnants of claps present; first frontispiece and title page detached, damaged with parts entirely missing; foxing and age-toning throughout; With 20 full-page plates: 2 frontispieces, 12 portraits, and 6 biblical scenes; Title page in red and black lettering; illustrated with approximately 200 4 x 7" in-text partial-page woodcuts; shelved case 4.
Oxford: John Baskett / T. Wood and S. Palmer, 1719/1723. Thick Small Quarto, unpaginated; VG; bound in contemporary brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; boards diced; moderate rubbing and wear to binding; some margins cute close but without loss to text; 6 lines of ink writing to verso of ffep; mild age-toning to pages; The Book of Common Prayer: Printed by John Baskett in 1719, The Holy Bible: Printed by John Baskett in 1723, The Whole Book of Psalms: Printed by T. Wood and S. Palmer in 1723; EH consignment; Case 4.
Two piece poster set. Dark red background with off-white text. Horizontal images of large, bold text. First poster reads: “LEND!” Second poster reads: “Buy Early” in large lettering with smaller print at bottom stating, “Victory Liberty Loan”. Condition: Good- to Fair. Several chips to the edges of both pieces. Slight overall sun fading. Dimensions w 27 3/8 in x h 20 3/8 in.
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.
Manchester: Joseph Harrop, 1765-1767. Folio, unpaginated; VG; bound in full brown calf, paneled spine with gilt lettering; mild rubbing and wear to boards; lacking Apocrypha; The New Testament has separate title-page dated 1765, and a separate sequences of part numbers.; 'To God the Father,' last page in volume, with archival backing; Published in parts, with engravings; 18th century family genealogy written on verso of frontispiece; some tide-marks; shelved front case.
1816. first edition; rebound. thick 12mo in 1/2 brown cloth and leatherette with six-band embossed spine; gold letters on burgundy frame; VG; tightly rebound; minimal soiling; paper wobbling with occasional creases; text clean; last part has brief sentences in Greek with Latin translations and interpretations; pp. 510; in good condition; shelved in Case # 3.
China. This collection includes a pair of three-tiered red lacquered wedding baskets, four transom wood carvings, a two-drawer wooden box, a hanging mirror behind wooden doors, a three-drawer vanity chest with fold-up mirror, two rosewood brush holders inlaid with jade, and a carved wooden Foo (also spelled Fu) dog. The two-drawer box might have been used for pet crickets as one drawer is ventilated on both sides. Foo dogs are actually lions. They resemble the Chow Chow and Shih Tzu breeds, hence the English misnomer of Foo dog. A pair of male and female stylized lions guarded the entrance of palaces, temples and homes of the elite. The male holds a ball; the female, a cub. The Foo dog in this lot appears to have earned his keep holding down the fort (see images for details of damage and imperfections). Each basket: w 16.25 in x h 23.75. Four transom carvings: 3 in x 28 in, 4.5 in x 32.75 in, 4 in x 32.5 in, 4 in x 32.5 in, 4.75 in x 26.5 in; two-drawer box: w 5 in x h 7 x d 9.5 in. Hanging mirror: w 8 in x h 10.75 in x d 0.75. Vanity chest: w 9.75 x h 7 in x 12”L. Each brush holder: w 3.75 in x h 6 in. Foo dog: w 4 in x h 10.5 in x d 5.5 in.
Beijing: China Federation of Literary and Art Circles Publishing Corporation. 1998. First edition. Tall, thick folio in dark brown and pink illustrated DJ with gold Chinese characters on spine, with case; VG/VG; in very good condition; large frontispiece photograph of artist; contains 190 full page color plates of oil, pastels, sketches and ink works; please contact us for shipping costs; oversized endcap between China and India.
1918. A vertically oriented posterdepicting a soldier bearing a gun monuted with a bayonet. The text reads "Come On! Buy More Liberty Bonds." The poster was designed by Walter Whitehead, and is dated 1918. Condition: Good to Very Good. Some age toning, and several small closed tears are visible along the bottom of the poster. Framed but not matted; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 21 1/8 in x h 31 in.
London: John Johnson at the Harp and Crown, 1763. Octavo hardcover, unpaginated; VG; Spine green with gilt letters; rebound in green cloth boards, leatherette spine; text age toned, foxed mostly on margins; spine with some chipping and rubbing; boards with some shelf wear to corners; fold-out fingering chart and ~3 pages written instruction; over 20 pages with music notation; GP Consignment; shelved case 12.
Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, 1797. 8vo., 300pp.; VG-; bound in brown leather, spine has red label and gilt lettering; moderate wear to boards, including scratches, scuffing, and rubbing; foxing, age-toning, and mild water-marks to interior; name written on ffep, dated 1801; lower edges of hinges beginning to split; TG consignment; shelved case 1.
Paris: Devambez Imp. Large vertically oriented poster mounted on canvas. The background of the poster is light beige. The colors blue, white and red are the border for the interior image and text. A black and white illustration depicting an eagle and a rooster is drawn at the top half of the poster. Below the image the text in French reads: Pour que la France soit Victorieuse! Souscrivez au 4eme EMPRUNT DE LA DEFENSE NATIONALE, CREDIT FRANCAIS, 52.54, Rue De Chateaudun, PARIS. Condition: Good. Slight darkening to edges due to age. Slight crease vertically along the center of the poster. Some crinkling to corners and edges. Printed by Devambez. Imp. Paris; Visa No. 13290. Dimensions w 32 3/8 in x h 47.25 in.
Paris. Large horizontally oriented poster. Poster is mounted on a lightweight canvas. The image depicted is a nude man wearing a hat and belted sheath with a sword pointed at a large hawk on a greenish yellow background with dark beige edges. The man pulls a large flowing cloth of red, white and blue from the beak of the hawk with his other hand. Text above the illustration the text states: CREDIT LYONNAIS; and below reads: SOUSCRIVEZ AV 4e EMPRUNT NATIONAL. Condition: Good- to Good. Edges show wrinkling with some moisture staining at the top edge. Mild foxing to tail edge. Printed by Devambez, Paris. Visa 13.098. Dimensions w 48 in x h 34 in.
Lovanii: Apud Hieronymum Wellaeum, 1566. 193 numbered leaves (386 pp.). Text in Latin. Small octavo in an early vellum binding. Cropping to handwritten marginalia indicates that the volume has been rebound at least once. Condition: Very Good. The vellum is somewhat soiled and the boards slightly warped. Minor insect damage to spine. The pastedowns have torn in several places due to shrinking vellum, but the binding is overall very tight. There are some pencilled notes on endpapers and in margins and ink marginalia throughout the body of the text. The interior is age-toned. Dimensions 4 x 5.875 x 1.125 inches. Shelved case 3.
Wittebergae: J. W. Fincelii, 1650. Two octavo volumes bound as one; 560 pp + index (volume I) and 360pp (volume II). The Sauberti volume was published in Altodorfii in 1694. Bound in later eighteenth century calf, gilt-decorated, with five raised bands, leather spine label. Engraved frontispieces. VG, rubbed at hinges and spine ends. Interior clean and tight. Texts in Latin and German. Consignment. Shelved in Case #4.
Rome: Libraria de Fratelli de Roffi, 1727. first edition. Thick 12mo in ivory vellum hardcovers with brown letters on spine; condition: G to G-; boards show soiling from age and shelving; wide open gutter in back with board detaching from spine; spine cracked along back and front edges; interior boards heavily soiled; penciled inscription on front end page; paper heavily age-toned with foxing (not affecting text); external edges with reddish foxing; musty odor; text in tight print; pp. 614; this is a single volume containing: 4 folded plates of engravings in good condition; other smaller engravings also in good condition interspersed throughout; chronology of Roman Emperors; genealogy of Romulus; historical description of aqueducts, arches, statuary, palaces, amphitheatres, bridges, roads; in ITALIAN; shelved in Case # 3; please contact us for shipping costs.
c 1765. Two extracts from the folio edition of Diderot Encyclopédie, circa 1765. Manufacture des Glaces: nine pages of text and 46 plates. Depicts the production of plate glass, along with the tools and machinery employed. Lunettier: one page of text and four plates. Depicts an optician’s shop making lenses, and the tools and machinery employed. The importance of Diderot’s Encyclopedie as a revolutionary text is in part due to its embracing of an unprecedented range and depth of subjects. Through this, both the text and illustrations provide valuable insights into the materials and methodologies used by the artists and craftsmen of Diderot’s day. These details were rarely recorded, which makes glimpses captured in the Encyclopedie entries uniquely important and fascinating. Condition: Good. A fascicle in brown paper wraps with mild chipping and wear. Scattered spotting and slight browning consistent with age. Light and scattered pencil notations. Dimensions 10.75 x 15.875 x 0.625 inches.
Altona-Bahrenfeld: Reemtsma, 1933. 301-330th thousand. Quarto; 142 pp. + index and folding chart in color of medal tallies. Illustrated with photographs in b-w and color. Blue cloth hardcover in photographic collage dust jacket. VG/G. Some slight soiling to boards; endpapers age-toned. Binding tight. Dust jacket chipped at spine ends and at folds, with several long closed tears. Text in German. Shelved on Front Table.
Photo is inscribed to Mrs Schellhase and signed by Miss Gish in ink. Condition is Very Good with little fading and some paper tape stuck to the back. Schellhase's Restaurant in Baltimore MD, owned by C H Otto Schellhase and Frieda Schellhase, operated from 1924 to 1980 and is "remembered for its heavy draperies and even heavier food." H.L. Mencken made it famous as the meeting place for his Saturday Night club. Mencken's influence led many in the world of the arts to gather there. Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullivan were married in Baltimore in 1931 and had their reception at Schellhase's. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ate there every night while touring in "The Taming of the Shrew." The walls of Schellhase's gave testimony to its popularity with theatre types, being covered in signed photos of the many Broadway and Hollywood performers who stopped there in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and into the 1960s. -Shelved in Schellhase binder [consignment].
Photo is inscribed to Mrs Schellhase and signed and dated Dec 39 by Mr Horton in ink. Condition is Very Good with moderate fading to the ink and some old cellophane tape stuck to the back. Schellhase's Restaurant in Baltimore MD, owned by C H Otto Schellhase and Frieda Schellhase, operated from 1924 to 1980 and is "remembered for its heavy draperies and even heavier food." H.L. Mencken made it famous as the meeting place for his Saturday Night club. Mencken's influence led many in the world of the arts to gather there. Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullivan were married in Baltimore in 1931 and had their reception at Schellhase's. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ate there every night while touring in "The Taming of the Shrew." The walls of Schellhase's gave testimony to its popularity with theatre types, being covered in signed photos of the many Broadway and Hollywood performers who stopped there in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and into the 1960s. -Shelved in Schellhase binder [consignment].
Paris: Imprimerie de Vaugirard. A large vertically oriented poster mounted on lightweight canvas. The poster’s background is beige. The image depicted in the poster is in full color and shows three military figures in a battle. The text of the poster is in French. The heading reads: EMPRUNT DE LA LIBERATION. There are three words within the illustration: On les. At the bottom of the poster there is text stating: Souscrivez a la/London County & Westminster Bank (Paris) Ltd/22, Place Vendome Paris. Condition: Good to Very Good. Poster edges have mild foxing. Printed by Imprimerie de Vaugirard, Paris. Visa No. 13426. Dimensions w 30.5 in x h 45.75 in.
c 1700s. A pair of hand-colored engravings shows the original quadrangle of Jesus College above the second quadrangle ornamented with Dutch gables. Robed faculty and students stroll across the quadrangles. A capital letter marks the corners of each courtyard. Condition: very good with no apparent issues. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions : visible paper: w 18 in x h 18 in.
Paris: Demoraine et Compagnie, 1824. First Edition. 32mo., 128 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's red long-grained morocco, smooth spine with gilt tooling, no title, fillet and dentelle border on covers; dull gilt to all edges; rear two gatherings uncut; gutters loosely attached; text in French; Illustrated with 3 maps bound in front, "Plan de Paris et de ses Faubourgs", "La France et les Etats voisins", and "l'Europe divisées en ses principales parties", some mild wear to maps, two tears along folds; SP consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: William Helburn, n.d. . folio, 61 loose plates; VG-; spine black with gilt lettering; plates held between boards, loose as published, ties; all 60 plates present, plus the title page; moderate shelfwear and bumping to boards; plates have age toning, some have water damage to fore edges that does not impact images; insde boards have tape holding ties in; water damage to front board; shelved front table.
Venice: Francesco Toss, 1796. early edition. 12mo rebound in dark brown marble hardcovers with 4-bands leatherette spine and gold letters (date at bottom of spine indicates 1706 as opposed to 1796 date of publication); minimal soiling and shelf wear on boards; strong binding; purple marble end pages; woven paper with only slight fading; contains 25 folded plates of detailed architectural descriptions, and other engravings throughout, one of them with small cut at bottom edge; page 190 has a small crease; text tight, in Italian; first published in 1792; shelved in Case # 10.
Four small maps framed together, each illustrating some portion of North and South America. The set includes the following: 1) Nova Virginiae Tabula, by Pieter van den Keere and Jan Jansson, Amsterdam, 1631. A fine example of the 1631 German edition of Jansson’s derivative of John Smith’s highly important map of 1612, which was the only regional map of North America to appear in the Atlas Minor Gerardi Mercatoris. The map shows a fascinating early look at the Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding environs, including American Indian tribes, villages, rivers, and other early details. According to Burden, this is the first derivative of the Smith map to appear in an atlas, pre-dating the Hondius map by two years. 2) America, from Gerard Mercator’s Atlas Minor. This extremely popular volume was first published in 1607, but this map is c. 1610. 3) L’Amerique septentrionale, by Guillaume de Lisle (1675-1726). This map is taken from La science des personnes de la cour, de l'épée et de la robe, volume 1. This encyclopedia was published in Amsterdam by Francois L’Honore in 1707. 4) Descriptio Terrae Novae: Virginia et Nova Francia, 1618. This charming miniature map depicts the east coast of North America, and is based on Hondius’s world map from 1611. It does not incorporate new information from Samuel de Champlain (in Canada and along the Great Lakes) or of John Smith (in the Chesapeake Bay are and New England). The area from present-day New York to Maine is labeled Norenbega, and the area further south is labeled Virginia, with the Chesapeake Bay noticeably missing. A region just east of a large mountain range (the Appalachian mountains) is labeled Alpachen, and the St. Lawrence River features prominently at the top. Latin text on verso. Condition: all Very Good, with light to moderate even age toning. One map (3) shows a light crease, and one (2) appears to have a small tear at the bottom margin which does not impact the image. Double matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 23.75 x h 18.5 in.
London: Rodwell and Martin, 1822. First edition. Thick quarto in burgundy leather with gold gilt; six-band spine with heavy gilt; VG; moderate shelf wear on boards, mostly around spine and edges; gilt edges; paper sunned with light, occasional foxing or offsetting; text in French; contains an engraving on each page with descriptive paragraphs; shelved in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs; SD consignment.
1839. Published about 1839. Large folio (33.5 x 46 cm) engravings of paintings numbered 730 through 947(most, but not all, appear) bound in marbled boards with leather spines with gilt titles. There is no volume index or table of contents, Condition is Very Good, with much shelfwear to edges of covers, leather gone from corners, but otherwise tight, bright and with very little to no foxing. shelved front door bookcase.