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.
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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.
nd [19th Century]. Small Octavo; G; 16 leaves; Riviere and Son binding; On polished paper, rounded naskh hand, tables headed in red, three columns, nine to fifteen examples with fine script below, within gilt rule borders. Some marginal annotations; Persian and undated, though likely 19th century; Incomplete. Leaves dampstained with some loss of border rules and some blurring and loss of text mostly to preliminary leaves; Notes in a later Persian hand on first and last pages; Old paper repair to border rules. The red morocco binding by Riveire and Sons has some edge wear, and bumping, front joint is cracked; "Persian Manuscript" in small gilt lettering on spine. TH Consignment; Shelved case 3.
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 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.
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.
Bruxelles: Credit COmmunal de Belgique, 1977. Large Octavo, 165 pages; G; ivory spine with black text; covers have slight shelf wear to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; sticker to rear pastedown; French and Dutch text; shelved in African Art.
1881. 6 page autograph letter signed by a William to Bram Stoker, one leaf measuring approximately 10x8 inches with three creases and one measuring approximately 5x8 inches with two creases; small amount of wear to extremities, creases; With original envelope, opened at the top and sides, addressed to Bram Stoker at the Lyceum Theatre, Strand, London, with a one penny stamp and a hand-cancel in Dublin, 1881. The envelope has two drawings of birds in black ink next to the address, a note in the upper left corner reading "Re Under the Sunset," a small handwritten note "Arriv'd 11.11.81, " possibly in Stoker's hand.; 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.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2017. Limited Edition, #359/2500. Folio, 1,288 pages; VG-; full beige genuine leather binding; spine paneled, with bright gilt lettering and design; mild shelf wear and scuffing; scrape at lower right corner of front board; scrape above second band to the bottom of tail of spine; straight scrape at lower third of front board; all edges bright gilt; satin ribbon bookmark; hand-numbered 359/2500 at limitations page; illuminated capitols throughout; pages clean; shelved above ancient civilizations.
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.
New York: Dell Publishing, 1962. Comic Book; VG/FN. Minor wear to cover (creasing and wrinkling); small partial tear front cover (edge wear) and two partial tears to back cover (small tear to bottom corner and ~1.5” triangle-shaped tear to upper corner; appears to have been cut and removed); extra staple applied (adjacent to upper staple); slight roll visible from back. RH Consignment; Shelved Case 8 1/4.
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.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1930. First Edition. Octavo, 219 pages; VG-; fully bound in contemporary red cloth; spine unmarked; some shelf wear and soiling; corners worn; pencil marks to front board; wear to crown and tail of spine; some wear to lower edge of back board; previous owner's name at front free end paper; mild age toning to text block; pages clean; shelved Case 1.
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.
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.
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.
New York: Love Romances Pub, Co., 1950. Comic Book; VG-. Wear to cover with creasing, wrinkling, and edge wear; minor abrasions to front and back covers with loss of ½” square of cover; stress marks and wear to spine with small partial tears; moderate staple tears (cover is loose but still partially attached); back cover shows evidence of minor water damage; slight roll visible; age toning to pages; minor water spots to a few pages but, otherwise, only minor creasing. RH consign; shelve case 8 1/4.
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.
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].
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.
Lisbon: Junta de Investigacoes do Ultramar, 1968. Quarto; Pages not numbered; G; Fully bound in red cloth with white lettering; Boards have slight cocking to spine, minor edgewear and shelfwear, bumping and rubbing to corners; Textblock has writing in pen on front endpaper, surface tearing to pages holding images 108-110, toning along page edges; Text in Portuguese ; Shelved in African Art;.
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: Fiction House, 1950. Comic Book; FN. Corners very slightly rounded. Front cover has impressive gloss but remnants of faint writing in pencil (on “Firehair’s” lower leg). Back cover slightly foxed with open tear (1 in x 0.25 in) to it and two preceding pages. Small (⅛ in or less) closed tears to several pages before those. Pages slightly tanned with very minor edge wear. Staples original, centered, and clean. RH consign; shelve case 8 1/4.
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, 342  pages; VG; rebound in quarter calf with marbled boards (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.
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.
[Paris]: 1771. Octavo; VG; bound in period 3/4 morocco, marbled boards, gilt titling to spine, bookplate to front pastedown; ownership in ink to ffep; Contain Issues No. 26-43, Du Lundi 1 Avril 1771-Du Vendredi 31 Mai 1771; pages 101-176; pages 105-108 have a large chunk missing from the upper fore corner; shelved case 9.
Boston: Carter, Hendee and Co., 1833. First edition. Small, thin octavo in dark green hardcovers; VG; boards show some soiling and moderate shelf wear; end pages heavily foxed and discolored; inscriptions on front end page; paper slightly faded with occasional stained of foxed pages; pp. 96; shelved in Case 0.
Derby: Printed and published by Henry Mozley and Son, [1820?]. First Edition. 16mo., 278 pages; G; bound in quarter brown leather; moderate shelf wear on boards and spine; good binding; edges dusty; open front gutter; previous owner's signature on back of frontispiece engraving; top of title page cut off; last three pages of contents cut off at bottom; slight foxing on first pages; text clean; GP consignment; shelved Case 12.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2008. Collector's Edition. Quarto, 559 pages; fully bound in genuine blue leather; spine paneled, with bright gilt lettering and design; mild shelf wear and scuffing; all edges bright gilt; silk moire end papers; satin ribbon bookmark; profusely illustrated with black and white and full color photos; CD loose within; pages clean; shelved Easton Press.