Books and Ephemera - Sets, Indian, Nautical, Bookcases, etc.Platinum House 469 lots with images
April 15, 2012Live Auction
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Ithaca, NY, 14850-6071 USA
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Sale NotesThis catalog features a broad range of rare antique books, as well as a quantity of ephemera, a Civil War musket and Native American artifacts. Books offered include rare first editions of early and modern titles, a number of which are signed. We will also offer our second session from a very large nautical history collection. We will continue to offer individual books and groups from this collection over the coming months. Ephemera lots include magazines, advertising and various other genres.
Important books in this auction include first editions, many of which are antique. In addition to individual volumes, this catalog offers a number of decorative antique sets, including fancy and leather bindings. A small collection of Kate Greenaway books will be sold across multiple lots. Modern works include landmark writings from fields including art and archaeology, such as Siren's "A History of Early Chinese Art," published in four volumes, and Gordon's "Examples of Maya Pottery." Additionally offered are dozens of signed first editions by prominent writers such as Sue Grafton, Ed McBain, John Grisham, Robert B. Parker, Michael Connelly and Dick Francis, to name a few.
The nautical collection includes modern, antique and signed books, with lots themed as ship modeling, history, exploration, military, whaling, etc.. Important works such as the 1861 two-volume printing of Schokker's "Handboek Voor de Kennis Van Den Scheepsbow" and Boudriot's four-volume "Le Vaisseau de 74 Canons," will be offered.
An impressive collection of original Native American artifacts will be sold. These includes arrowheads, drill heads, an axe or tomahawk stone head and various other implements hewn from quartz and other stones. The items come from digs in Connecticut including the important Rye Hill site near Woodbury.
Found throughout this catalog are pleasing groups of ephemera, artwork, antique furniture and other items. Of particular note is an original Civil War musket stamped "E. Whitney" of New Haven, in working order. Ephemera lots feature genres such as World's Fairs, military, advertising, magazines and antique chromo-lithograph renderings, to name a few. The antique furniture to be sold is comprised chiefly of numerous stacking, oak barrister bookcases from celebrated manufacturers such as Globe-Wernicke. Additional offerings include china closets, a desk and other choice pieces.View all lots in this auction
Lot 6001: 4V Bryant/Gay A POPULAR HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 1890-1892 Antique Decorative Engravings Plates
Description: Title: A Popular History of the United States, from the First Discovery of the Western Hemisphere By the Northmen, to the End of the Civil War, Preceded By a Sketch of the Pre-Historic Period and the Age of the Mound Builders Author: William Cullen Bryant - William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.Publisher: Charles Scribner's SonsCity: New YorkYear: 1890-1892Binding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 4 Complete: YesWidth: 7.25" Height: 10.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique decorative set is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering and ornamental designs. Books show light shelfwear and are solidly bound. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with bright engraved in-text illustrations and well-preserved (tissue-guarded) plates. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $20.50View additional info »
Lot 6002: Rye Hill Woodbury Connecticut 1965 NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS & RELATED EPHEMERA Side-Notched Drills Arrowheads Points Quartz
Description: Details: This lot includes the impressive collection of Native American artifacts and related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). These items were excavated from Rye Hill in Woodbury, Connecticut in 1965. This excavation was performed by renowned botanist, author, and educator Edmund W. Sinnott Jr. along with his wife, Ruth G. Sinnott. This material is contained in a cognac-colored vintage suitcase. An inventory of the material included in this lot is as follows:- The publication "Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut", number 52 from 1989. This publication contains the article "The Susquehanna Horizon as Seen from the Summit of Rye Hill (6LF100), Woodbury, Connecticut" by David H. Thompson. This 34-page article is a detailed account of the Rye Hill excavation, and is illustrated with photographs and drawings of the artifacts found, and maps. The cover of this publication features a drawing of the three flint side-notched drill and side-notched point mentioned below.- 3 pc. flint side-notched drills, labeled "Rye Hill, Pit I". These artifacts were used for drilling holes in shell, bone, or stone to make a variety of ornaments, pipes, spear-thrower weights, and other artifacts.- 1 pc. flint side-notched pint arrowhead, labeled "Rye Hill, Pit I".- 33 pc. arrowheads and other stone tools, most labeled with "Rye Hill" or "RH" and which pit the items were excavated from.- 27 pc. quartz arrowheads and other tools, most labeled with "Rye Hill" or "RH" and which pit the items were excavated from.- 12 pc. quartz artifacts, in envelope labeled "Fire Pit & Rye Hill". The artifacts themselves are unlabeled.- 4 pc. larger stones (abrading stone, pitted stone, and/or sinew stone), labeled with "Rye Hill" and which pit the items were excavated from.- 11 pc. unlabeled fragments of stone.- 2 pc. burned bone from excavation pit.- 2 pc. acorn specimens, one labeled "modern acorn", one labeled "quericus stellata acorn". The latter has been burned.- 10 pc. sealed envelopes, labeled in great detail regarding contents. Some excerpts from the labels include "Rye Hill 6-LF-100, Broken chert blade and three pot lid fracture spalls", "9 flakes of materials other than chert which have been broken and are missing the striking platforms", "48 chert chips. These have been broken after they were flaked from the parent material. They have been shaped in half and have vertically broken edges and 8 chert chips which have no evident striking platforms".- 15 pc. photo slides which depict the artifacts and the dig site, among others. Some slides are labeled with pencil with notes such as surface points, broken points, drills -green, drills - red, and sinew stone.- 2 pc. photo negative strips, with some photos of excavation site and artifacts.-6 pc. black and white photographs measuring 5" by 3.5", from dig site, with artifacts laid out in boxes, some have a ruler in the photo for scale.- 1 pc. panoramic photo of dig site, comprised of four attached photos.- Collection of correspondence, manuscripts, and other documents. This material includes part of a typed manuscript regarding the Rye Hill excavation with handwritten proofreading edits, a description of illustrations possibly accompanying the manuscript, drawings and diagrams of the dig site and some of the artifacts, a typed letter from Associate Professor Walton C. Galinat of the University of Massachusetts to Ned Sinnott which lends some of his expertise to the acorn finds at the dig site, an excerpt from a publication regarding uses of acorns, index cards labeled with some of the excavation finds, a list of cremation cemeteries in Eater Massachusetts, and a "spec sheet" regarding the excavation at Rye Hill, which lists the contents of the pits, etc.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: This material generally shows well with some age/wear. The condition of the artifacts varies. Many have been carefully stored in padded boxes, and are remarkably preserved. Some of the artifacts were reassembled after excavation, while others are unearthed fragments. The suitcase housing this inventory has a broken handle and shows some internal wear.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $30.50View additional info »
Lot 6003: THE WALT DISNEY ANNUAL 1937 First Edition In Rare Dust Jacket Mickey Mouse "Silly Symphony" Color Illustrations
Description: Title: The Walt Disney AnnualAuthor: Walt Disney StudiosPublisher: Whitman Publishing Co.City: Racine, WisconsinYear: 1937Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 123 pagesWidth: 11" Height: 13.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Remarkably well-preserved folio volume is bound in pictorial paper-covered boards showing Mickey Mouse with pickaxe. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Fore edges of fly leaves show spotting. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Contains black and white illustrations throughout as well as numerous glossy pages with bright "Silly Symphony" color illustrations throughout.Rare pictorial dust jacket is intact, with light soiling and minor chipping. Small tears appear along top edge. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50View additional info »
Description: Title: The Prince and the PauperAuthor: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".Publisher: James R. Osgood and CompanyCity: BostonYear: 1882Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 411 pagesWidth: 7" Height: 8.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early printing of the first edition of this classic work, with the "Franklin Mint" imprint on the copyright page, but the corrected text on page 124 ("state" instead of "estate"). Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with bright gilt lettering and pictorial designs showing symbols of monarchical rule. Book shows light external wear. Rear hinge is beginning to crack. Interior is clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50View additional info »
Lot 6005: 4V Frederick A. Cooper THE TEMPLE OF APOLLO BASSITAS 1992/1996 Ancient Greece Architecture Folio Drawings
Description: Title: The Temple of Apollo BassitasAuthor: Brian Madigan, Frederick A. CooperPublisher: American School of Classical Studies at AthensCity: PrincetonYear: 1992/1996Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 4 Complete: YesWidth: 9.25" Height: 12.5"Book Details: A four-volume set. Volume I: The Architecture; Volume II: The Sculpture; Volume III: The Architecture: Illustrations. Volume IV: Folio Drawings.Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Books show light shelfwear, with second volume presenting spotting to front cover. Previous owner's name written in ink on front endpapers of volumes 1 and 3. Pages are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated.Dimensions for folio volume are approximately 20.75" x 24".For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $18.50View additional info »