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Rare & Fine Books. Featuring God, Guns, & Glory.Platinum House
March 16, 2013
Macon, GA, USALive Auction
Description: Venice; 1566. 10" x 7.5". , 622,  pp. which include a woodcut title-page, 51 full-page woodcuts, and one half-page portrait woodcut. Bound in full modern calf with early (likely 17th C.) spine laid on. >>>>>> A beautiful edition of this classic work. Quite scarce.
Condition Report: Very Good. Some instances of faded staining, some mild age-tone. A nice example.View additional info »
Lot 2: Combe, [Drayton after Rowlandson ill.] The Second Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of Consolation. A Poem.
Description: Philadelphia; Carey and Lea, 1822. 8vo (9" x 8.5") , 279, , and 24 color plates. Bookplate of Charles Goodspeed and matching that of a 1908 Goodspeed catalogue description of the same book with tears to margins of pp. 275-76. Half-calf over marbled boards, rebacked. >>>>>> As Goodspeed notes in his 1908 description of this book, Drayton's specialty was aquatint engraving, and he surpassed his contemporaries as a print colorist. A very scarce book.
Condition Report: Very Good. Board edges worn, text toned, one page with long closed tear to inner margin, and torn margins with tape repairs to another page.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: New York; Boni and Liveright, 1922. First Ed. 8vo. #591 of 1,000 copies. Lacks dust-jacket. Original green cloth with title in gilt to spine and front cover. >>>>> First edition, second impression with misspelling of "mount in" on page 41. An excellent copy of this modernist classic.
Condition Report: Very Good. Faded ring to front board, mellow age-toning particularly to margins, a few minor spots, former owner bookplate (of Eileen Lane) to front blank.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: London; Faber & Faber, 1950. First Ed. 8vo. Original green cloth in dust-jacket. >>>>>> Ezra Pound's copy, presented to Pound by T.S. Eliot. An extremely rare presentation copy with inscription on front blank reading, "Ez from O. Possum 6.iii.50." "Possum" was Eliot's nickname and was often used by Ezra Pound when referring to Eliot, his good friend.
Condition Report: Very Good. A clean copy with the spine very slightly cocked. Jacket with small chip to upper margin of front, minor loss to head portion of spine, and fading to spine portion.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: London; Reeves and Turner, 1874-. Complete 15 volume set. 8vo volumes bound in publisher's green cloth with spines titled in gilt. A handsome set.
Condition Report: Very Good. Cloth with minor spotting, text clean.View additional info »
Description: London; Rivington, 1760. 5 Volumes. 8vo. xli, , 240 pp.; 272 pp; 316 pp; 277 pp.; 280, , 28 pp. Finely bound in 18th C. full marbled calf with spines richly gilt and title/volume labels on red morocco in gilt. Borders rolled in floral gilt. Marbled endpapers. A handsome set.
Condition Report: Very Good. A very clean copy internally with finely engraved bookplates to pastedowns. Some hinges cracked and wear to edges. Title and volume number labels chipped on first volume.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: [London]; Rainbow Press, 1979. 12" x 9.5". Limited Ed. Bound in tree-calf with title in gilt to spine, in slip-case. This copy is #40 of 70 (of 180). The first 70 copies were printed on Barcham Green Charing hand-made paper, bound in full tree-calf, and signed by the author and photographer.
Condition Report: Fine book in Very Good slip-case.View additional info »
Description: Paris; Louis Janet, . 4.74" x 3". 160,  pp. Bound in pink paper-card covers. All edges gilt. Housed in original pink sleeve. A woman's instructional miniature book. Sleeve faded, soiled. Book and text Very Good. ***** [SOLD WITH] ***** Escrich, Enrique. Le Perdicion del la Mujer. Madrid; Guijarro, 1866. 2 Vol. 8vo. Bound in full marbled sheep with title and volume labels in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated. Very Good.
Condition Report: Various. [Grouped lots may not always be collated and are sold As-Is with all faults]View additional info »
Description: Boston and NY; Houghton Mifflin, Riverside Press, 1901. 8vo. #130 of 500. 1/4 vellum over paper boards in slipcase. Slipcase torn, spine faded. Internally Fine. ******** 2: Pyles. An Herbal . NY; Botanical Gardens (1941). 8vo. One of 500 copies. Original green cloth. Cloth toned, else Very Good. ******** 3: Erasmus in Praise of Folly. Chicago; Pascalcovici, 1925. 8vo. #683 of 1,100. 1/4 cloth over paper boards. Spine rubbed, Very Good. ******** 4: Apuleius. The Golden Ass. NY; Scott-Thaw, 1904. Folio. #182 of 200, signed by the publisher. Red cloth rebacked in amateur morocco. Cloth with damp-spotting, else clean. ******** 5: Virgil. The Georgics of Virgil. NY; Cheshire House, 1931. Folio. #915 of 1,200. 1/4 cloth over paper. Spine worn and with damp-spotting, else clean.
Condition Report: Various. [Grouped lots may not always be collated and are sold As-Is with all faults]View additional info »
Description: Paris; Limited Editions Club, 1937. 13.5" x 10". Signed by artist and limited Ed., #103 of 1,500. With 15 original lithographs by Lydis. Stunning lithographs. A finely printed book.
Condition Report: Very Good. Cloth rubbed at extremities with some fraying. Text and plates excellent.View additional info »
Description: London; Starkey, et al, 1680. 2nd English Ed. Large 4to (12.5" x 8"). , 528, . (Various pages misnumbered) Divisional titles. Period full calf boards rebacked in amateur calf with amateur gilt (gold foil) to spine and boards. >>>>>> Second edition of the first English translation. The first appeared five years earlier and is attributed to Henry Neville.
Condition Report: Very Good. Text is quite clean overall, some markings to blanks, title with some light soiling in a few spots. Boards with wear and loss to edges.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Florence; Orioli, 1932. Limited Ed., of 725. Signed by author on frontis photo. Bound in 1/4 tan cloth over blue paper boards. No jacket.
Condition Report: Very Good. Endpapers with light foxing, else some mellow age-toning. Portrait frontis loose. Binding with some soiling and fading, spine rubbed.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: London; Nonesuch Press, 1929. 5 Volumes. 12" x 8.5". Number 1025 of 1550 copies printed. A large set in original brown cloth hardcovers with paper labels to spine.
Condition Report: Excellent condition with some minor soiling to cloth. Fine internally.View additional info »
Description: London and Monte-Carlo; Zwemmer and Sauret, 1961. Oblong quarto bound in red cloth with pictorial stamp to front board. Housed in original red paper-covered slip-case. >>>>> A very desirable edition containing 4 original Picasso lithographs.
Condition Report: Near Fine. Spine portion faded, else Fine. Slip-case Very Good with some fading and minor rubbing and tearing of paper.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: London; Macmillan, 1926. One of 500 copies signed by Stephens. Petite 4to. 1/4 vellum over paper boards. Some damage to spine, else Very Good. ******** 2: Swinburne, Algernon. Poems and Ballads, Second and Third Series. Portland; Thomas Mosher, 1920. One of 450 copies. Petite 4to. 1/4 cloth over paper boards. Spine with taped hinges, clean internally. ******** 3: Bullen, A.H. More Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age. London; Nimmo, 1888. #107 of 250 copies. 1/4 leather over cloth. Leather dry and crackling, clean internally. ******** 4: Levy, Harriet. I Love to Talk About Myself. San Francisco; Grabhorn Press, 1947. One of 500 copies. 8vo. 1/4 cloth over decorative paper boards. Very Good ******** 5: Privett, J. Wake. Atlanta; Pynyon Press, 1978. #238 of 250. Publisher's wraps. Very Good. ******** 6: Le Gallienne, Richard. Volumes in Folio. London; Matthews, 1889. #3 of 50 copies signed by author. 1/4 faux vellum over paper boards. Spine worn, else clean internally. ******** 7: Ellis, Eugene. Six Poems. Atlanta; Tinhorn Press, 1967. One of 200 copies. 8vo Decorative paper wraps. Very Good. ******** 8: Ted Robinson's Old Testament Jazzes. Cleveland; Rowfant, 1963. #124 of 230 copies. 8vo. Cloth hardcover in onion-skin jacket. Very Good. ******** 9: Anspacher, Louis. Anniversary Ode. NY; Anatolia Press, 1946. #351 of 500 copies signed by author. 8vo. Hardcover in paper boards. Wear to hinges with traces of glue, clean internally. ******** 10: Swinburne, Algernon. Poems and Ballads, First Series. Portland; Mosher, 1904. One of 450 copies. Full cloth. Cloth with heavy damp-spotting, label perished, clean internally. 11: Ashby-Sterry, J. The Lazy Minstrel. NY; Scribner's, 1886. 12mo. Full red cloth hardcover with title in gilt. Very Good.
Condition Report: Various. [Grouped lots may not always be collated and are sold As-Is with all faults]View additional info »
Description: NY; New Direction, 1948. 8vo in publisher's black cloth with title in silver to spine, in original dust-jacket. >>>>> Signed and inscribed by Pound on front blank to Eileen (likely Eileen Lane), "Eileen from Ezra full benedictus. St. Liz 1949" and further signed in green ink, "having been forgot returned and re returned. repeat 'benedictus' June '58." "St. Liz" was actually Saint Elizabeth's where Pound was held for 13 years. Pound was a strong supporter of Italy's Mussolini and worked actively against the Allied forces. He was captured and held by U.S. forces in a prison camp near Pisa. It is believed that this experience drove him to a break in mental health, though this experience also produced one of his most beautiful works, The Pisan Cantos. Upon his return to the U.S., Pound was ruled unfit for trial and was sent to St. Elizabeth's Hospital. The present copy was signed by Pound while at St. Elizabeth's, and apparently he forgot to send it to Eileen. The second inscription was made the same year as his release from St. Elizabeth's in 1958. A scarce item
Condition Report: Book is Near Fine with some off-setting to blanks from jacket flaps. Dust-jacket is Fair with several marginal chips and spine portion chipped with a portion lacking.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: NY; Random House, 1957. First Ed. 8vo bound in teal cloth and housed in pictorial dust-jacket. >>>>> A splendid first printing of Rand's popular and influential novel and the basis for recent films. An excellent example.
Condition Report: Fine book in Very Good jacket. Jacket with minor rubbing to some edges and three tears to joints of front and rear flaps. An excellent example.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Amsterdam; Elzivier, 1642. 5" x 3". 336 pp. Nicely engraved title. Bound in modern buckram with endpapers renewed.
Condition Report: Very Good. Mild toning and two tape repairs.View additional info »
Description: Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1856. In 12 Volumes complete. Bound in 1/4 brown morocco over marbled boards. Title with devices in blind and titles in gilt.
Condition Report: Very Good. One volume with chip to lower compartment of spine. Internally some minor and faint foxing but quite clean overall.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Oxford; Shakespeare Head Press, 1930-1931. 5 Volumes. 11.5" x 8". Limited Edition #352 of 450 copies. Original red 1/2 calf over tan cloth boards. A handsome printing and a large set.
Condition Report: Very Good. Cloth with some light soiling and leather rubbed and cracked in places. One volume with chip to head of spine, though piece still partially attached with traces of glue. Former owner bookplates to pastedowns, otherwise the text is bright and clean (Fine)View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Philadelphia; Barrie, 1887. 7 Volume set bound in 14. #60 of 150. 8vo volumes with numerous plates. Bound in original full blue cloth with paper labels on spines. This edition by the Boydell Gallery of Engravings and Photogravures. Labels with chips, text clean. Very Good **** [SOLD WITH] **** Balzac. Oeuvres Completes. Paris; Houssiaux, 1874. Volumes 1-13 and 15-20. Illustrated 8vo volumes bound in period 1/4 green morocco over marbled boards with spines in gilt. Foxing, else Very Good **** [SOLD WITH] **** Dryden. The Dramatic Works. London; Nonesuch Press, 1931. Volumes 1,3,4,5,and 6 (of 6). #531 of 750 sets. 4to bound in 1/4 cloth over marbled boards. Very Good. **** [SOLD WITH] **** Hugo. Oeuvres de Victor Hugo. Paris, Falmmarion, (circa 1862). 19 volumes of an unknown quantity. Small 8vo. 1/4 brown morocco with gilt. Leather dry and with some chips, text toned. Good. [and 3 other odd volumes] None collated.
Description: NY; Hamilton Book Company, 1901. In 20 volumes complete. 8vo. Bound in 1/2 blue morocco over marbled boards. Gilt to spines, marbled endpapers.
Condition Report: Good. Text is bright and clean. Various volumes with chipped or torn spines.View additional info »
Description: London; 1762. 8vo. 725 pp. Engraved frontis, engraved title, plus 17 engraved plates (of 20) and maps (many folding). 1/4 calf over marbled boards.
Condition Report: Very Good. Boards with edgewear, hinges cracked, spine scuffed with some loss at spine ends. Text generally clean if mildly toned.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: NY; Peale & Hill, 1896-1898. 30 Volume set. Large illustrated 8vo. Original maroon cloth with titles on spines in gilt.
Condition Report: Very Good. Bindings in nice condition but in need of a dusting. Mellow age-tone to text. Not collated.View additional info »
Lot 25: A Collection of Voyages and Travels, from the Period of the Discovery of America, to the Commencement of the Nineteenth Century.
Description: London; Richard Phillips, 1809. 28 Volumes. 6.5" x 4". Present among the volumes are 14 maps, 97 plates, and 1 table (many folding). Bound in period half-calf over marbled boards with titles on spines ruled in gilt. >>>>>> A rare set, scarcely found with all 28 volumes present. Contains accounts of all of the major voyages from Columbus to Cook, and others.
Condition Report: Plates and maps foxed, text toned. Appears one plate was torn out and is missing from one volume. Bindings intact with some split hinges, cracks to some spines, and various flaws and varying degrees of wear among them. Former owner bookplates. Good.View additional info and full condition report »
Lot 26: [American Exploration, 5 Government Reports bound in 1] 1: Fremont, John. Geographical Memoir upon Upper California, in Illustration of His Map of Oregon and California. Washington, 1849. House of Reps. Issue, Doc. 5. With scarce and important MAP
Description: ******* 2: Owen, David. Report of a Geological Exploration of Part of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Senate Issue, Doc. 407. 1844. 25 plates and maps (including 3 folding maps, other folding plates).********** 3: Message of the President of the United States, In Compliance...Communicating a Report of an Expedition through...the country of the Camanche Indians. Senate Issue, Doc. 438. 1846. 12 plates and one folding map. ********* 4: Abert, J.W. Report of Lieut. J.W. Abert of the Examination of New Mexico in the Years 1846-47. . Executive Doc. 41. 12 plates and 2 folding maps.*********** 5: Wislizenus. Memoir of a Tour to Northern Mexico....Washington, 1848. Senate Issue. Miscellaneous Document No. 26. 3 folding maps. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bound together in modern blue leather with title on spine in gilt (9" x 5.5"). Maps to all works inserted into pocket at rear of book. An extraordinary collection of important works and containing one of the most important maps in California and American history. The Fremont map accompanying the work on Upper California is the scarce large scale map. From California 49: (Ralph E. Ehrenberg) 27: "One of the seminal maps in the history of California exploration and settlement, the Fremont-Preuss map of 1848 is the last of four major cartographic works documenting Lieut. John C. Fremont's two pioneering trans-Mississippi exploration expeditions to Oregon and Northern California in 1843-44 and to the Great Basin and Californian 1844-46. It provides the first depiction of the California region based on scientific topographic surveys, notably expanding contemporary geographic knowledge of the Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges, and the drainage pattern of the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys."
Condition Report: Very Good. Folding maps with wax-paper repairs (mostly on the verso) and some with toning. Some scattered foxing to text in places. Pages trimmed with margins intruding beyond the neat- lines of some plates, and several pages of text cropped closely to text. Text mostly clean with the occasional foxing and toning in various places. The Fremont map is in nice condition with some toning and two wax-paper repairs to back and small repair to front margin to repair closed tears.View additional info and full condition report »
Lot 27: Barros, Joao De [Ulloa, Alfonso trans.] L'Asia... de' fatti de' Portoghesi nello scoprimento, & conquista de' Mari & Terre di Oriente.
Description: Venice; Vincenzo Valgrisio, 1562. 8.5" x 6".  pp., 200 numbered leaves. Woodcut initials throughout and vignette to title. Bound in period full vellum over boards with title on label in gilt, and marbled endpapers. >>>>>> Second Italian edition of the first part of Barros' major work on the Portuguese voyages to Asia. The present volume translates the first decade of the work which eventually was comprised of eight decades.
Condition Report: Very Good. Some marginal water-staining to lower portion of many pages (else clean), spine soiled, labels chipped. 18th century former owner signature to blank (dated 1732).View additional info and full condition report »
Description: NY; Riley, 1811. First American Edition. 2 Volumes. 8vo. Xii, cxv, , 221 pp.; 377 pp. Bound in period half-calf over marbled boards with titles and devices in gilt to spine. >>>>>> Howes notes the importance of this work to the history of California. An untrimmed copy.
Condition Report: Very Good. Titles and endpapers stained, some moderate foxing in places throughout. An untrimmed copy. Hinges cracked, leather dry and worn with some chipping. Edges worn with loss.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Cleveland; Clark, 1930. Signed presentation copy. 8vo. Illustrated. Publishers blue cloth with title on spine in gilt. Very Good condition. **** [SOLD WITH] **** Neville, Bert. Directory of the River Packets in the Mobile-Alabama-Warrior-Tombigbee Trades (1818-1932). Selma; Coffee Printing, 1962. First Edition, #249 of 250 copies. Printed paper softcover. 8vo. Illustrated. Very Good.
Description: London; Dodsley, 1761. 1st English Ed. 2 Volumes, 8vo. Folding map frontis in volume 1, and 4 pp. ads in volume 2. viii, 382 pp.; viii, 380, , . Volume one lacking half-title. Bound in period full speckled calf with spine ruled in gilt and volume numbers in gilt.
Condition Report: Good. Early ownership signatures to titles, text moderately browned, folding map with tape repairs (toned), pastedowns stained, half-title in second volume clipped. Bindings without labels, wear at spine ends, and cracked hinges. All intact. A sound copy if toned.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: NY; Lent and Graff Co., 1912. 8vo. Signed presentation copy (front blank). Illustrated. Original red cloth. Some soiling to cloth, title mildly toned, else Very Good. **** [SOLD WITH] **** Huxley, Leonard. Scott's Last Expedition. NY; Dodd Mead, 1913. 2 Vol. 8vo. Illustrated, folding maps. Publisher's cloth. Some fading to cloth, Very Good.
Description: Perth; Morison, 1785. Volumes 2, 3 and 4 (of 4). 6" x 4". No portrait frontispieces. 19 engraved plates (one folding). The folding plate of Cook's Death is present (torn). Bound in period full calf with title labels in gilt.
Condition Report: Very Good. Some minor toning, foxing in some places, a few small stains. The folding plate is torn along two-thirds of the lower crease and is nearly detached (can be repaired). Bindings rubbed, some cracking to leather surface. Early engraved bookplates, endpapers stained at margins.View additional info and full condition report »
Lot 33: [Exploration, 4 Titles] 1: Kane, Elisha. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, 54, 55.
Description: Philadelphia; Childs and Peterson, 1856. 2 Volumes. 8vo. 1 (of 2) maps, numerous plates. Original blindstamped cloth. Bookplate, moderate foxing in places throughout, cloth faded, edgeworn, else Very Good. *********** 2: [Cook, James] A Narrative of the Voyages Round the World. Philadelphia; Bradley, 1859. 8vo. Publisher's blindstamped cloth. Wear to lower spine, stains to boards, mildly toned, else Very Good. ************ 3: Miscellanea Curiosa. Containing a Collection of Curious Travels, Voyages, and Natural Histories. London; Smith, 1708. Volume 3 only. 8vo. 6 folding plates. Modern brown buckram. Toning, foxing, signature to title, else Good. Present volume contains travels through the Mid-East. ************* 4: Guthrie, William. A New System of Modern Geography....Philadelphia; Carey, 1794. Volume 1 (of 2). 4to. 2 plates (one folding). Early full calf with modern touch-up in gold pen. Staining, foxing, and toning throughout.
Lot 34: Galilei, Galileo. Systema Cosmicum, in quo dialogis IV. de duobus maximis mundi systematibus, Ptolemaico & Copernicano .... BOUND WITH: Discursus et demonstrations mathematicae....
Description: Leiden: Frederic Haaring & David Severin, 1699 [engraved general title 1700]. 4to. , 494, (26); , 282,  pp. With engraved portrait, engraved title, and numerous woodcuts in-text. Bound in period full vellum over boards with title in manuscript to spine. >>>>> Excellent Leiden edition of Galileo's classic polemic concerning the new science of his time. The second work bound here after the Dialogo is considered by many to be his greatest work. The Dialogo treats the science philosophically, and the Discourses approach the subject more mathematically with various geometric theorems. A handsome copy.
Condition Report: Very Good. Vellum soiled and with three chips to spine. One page with marginal notation in period ink, minor foxing in places, frontis portrait with 1" chip to margin, some thumbing to last few leaves. An excellent example overall.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: [Basil; Henricum Petri, 1564]. 6" x 4". a8 A-F8 (lacking title page, supplied in manuscript, and one blank). 19 (of 20) double-page maps. Numerous woodcut initials and woodcut device on colophon. Bound in 20th C. brown cloth hardcovers. >>>>>> One of several editions of this work published by Petri. A classic geographical treatise by Mela.
Condition Report: Some faded water-staining to a portion of the text pages, maps clean, front board and spine pulled from textblock.View additional info »
Description: . Collection of 43 prints from varying Nippon volumes. Also included are various title pages from several Nippon volumes. Most prints in Very Good condition.View additional info »
Description: Circa 1890. 120 photographs measuring 3.5" x 3.5", most with captions in manuscript. The photographs are mounted on the thick card leaves of the album, and most leaves have tissue-guards. The album was made by the E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. of New York who produced many photography supplies, including albums such as this one, in the 19th century. Bound in gilt-stamped cloth, oblong and measuring 13" x 10". 4 photographs are mounted to the front and back of the album leaves. The collection of photographs documents a European tour and includes a group photograph of the travel party near the end of the album. Included are images from Holland, Germany, Belgium, France, England, and many places in Italy (Vesuvius, Pompeii, Rome, Pisa, Venice, Milan, others). A very unique collection of photos documenting a private European tour.
Condition Report: Very Good. Album has minimal wear. Some thumbing and soiling to the leaves of the album though the photographs are untouched.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: [Chicago]; Mayo & Weed, 1895. 15" x 11" (oblong) album containing 183 photographs varying in size from 9" x 7.5" to 7.25" x 4.5". Photographs mounted on thick gray leaves. Bound in 1/2 morocco over gilt-stamped cloth (faux morocco). >>>>>>>> A heavy album. Mayo and Weed were Chicago-based photographers who took photography tours. This is a very scarce work containing photos of late 19th C. Mexico as well as some photos of the photography group itself, on-scene.
Condition Report: Very Good. Binding with some general wear and cracked hinges.View additional info »
Description: Late 1800s. 41 photographic images laid onto album leaves. Most measure 10" x 7.75". Album is oblong and measures 13.5" x 10" and is bound in 1/2 vellum over red cloth. While the front board of the album is gold-stamped "Italia, France, Englad" it appears that only photos from Italy were placed into the album. >>>>>> Images include many places in Venice and scenes in Pisa, and several images are captioned.
Condition Report: Some leaves of the album foxed and a bit dusty, front board detached, cloth with damp-spotting and staining, portion of spine lacking, tape to rear hinge, vellum soiled. Some photos faded.View additional info and full condition report »
Lot 40: Roberts, Edmund. Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat in the U.S. Sloop-of-War Peacock....
Description: NY; Harper and Brothers, 1837. First Edition. 8vo. 432 pp. Bound in original green cloth boards rebacked in amateur green morocco. >>>>>> The author was a passenger aboard the Peacock and made the trip in an effort to stabilize trade agreements with the East.
Condition Report: Good. Pencil inscription to ffe, moderately foxed throughout, title with chips to front margin but not touching any text.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: London; Chapman, 1799. 1st Ed. 11" x 9.5". , C, 420, , 13 plates and maps (many folding.) Bound in period half-calf over brown paper boards, spine ruled in gilt, and title on label in gilt. >>>>>> Details the first missionary voyage to the South Pacific to Tahiti, Fiji, Marquesas, and others.
Condition Report: Very Good. Amateur leather repairs at head and tail of spines, small chip to spine (size of a dime), some general wear. Two maps with 3" to 4" tears at creases, some off-setting. Otherwise a clean and bright copy. Finely printed.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: London; Dillon and Keating, 1798. Large 4to. Half-title, xvii, , 724 pp. Allegorical frontis illustration and 32 double-page plates mounted on stubs. Period 1/2 calf over marbled boards. Title on label in gilt, and gilt devices in compartments.
Condition Report: Board re-attached with traces of glue, first gathering water-stained (including title and frontis), plates foxed and some with stains. Stamp of "S. Bass" to title (small). Binding rubbed and chipped in various places. Majority of the text is clean. Good.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Paris; Cum Privilegio Regis, 1603. 16" x 10". 5 parts bound in 2 volumes. Full-page engraved illustration of Ambrosi. Bound in period 1/4 vellum over vellum. Title in manuscript to spines. A large and handsome edition.
Condition Report: Vellum worn, traces of glue repair, vellum with some loss from insect damage, worn edges. Title of first volume with upper and lower paper repair, also a square paper repair to verso. Early manuscript to titles. Gathering to rear of volume 2 loosened but attached. Overall Very Good, though binding shows age.View additional info and full condition report »
Lot 44: [Arms & Armor, 5 Titles] 1: Shumaker. Colt's Variations of the Old Model Pocket Pistol 1848-1872. [n.p]; Fadco, 1957. 8vo yellow hardcover in jacket. Very Good.
Description: 2: Parsons. Smith and Wesson Revolvers, The Pioneer Single Action Models. NY; William Morrow, 1957. 8vo hardcover in jacket. Very Good. ******** 3: Samuel Colt Presents a Loan Exhibition of Presentation Percussion Colt Firearms. Hartford; Wadsworth Atheneum, 1962. 4to blue cloth hardcover. Very Good. ************ 4: The William Locke Collection. East Point; Antique Armory, 1973. 4to leather bound, stamped gilt. Very Good. ********** 5: Stone. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in all Countries and in all Times. Portland; Southworth Press, 1934. Large 4to blue gilt-stamped cloth. Very Good.
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Lot 45: [19th C. Banking & Finance -- 3 Titles] 1: Hall, E.A. Legislative and Documentary History of the Bank of the United States.
Description: Washington; Gales & Seaton, 1832. 1st Ed. 8vo. Full calf rebacked in amateur morocco. Library label to pastedown. Good. ******** 2: Morgan, Augustus. An Essay of Probabilities and on Their Application to Life Contingencies and Insurance Offices. London; Longman Green, 1838. 8vo. Early cloth. Engraved title foxed and stained, chip to spine. Good. Early work on life insurance. ******** 3: Rowlett, John. Rowlett's Table of Discount, or Interest, on Every Dollar, from Unit, or One, to Two-Thousand..... for Every Month from One to Twelve. Philadelphia; Columbia House, 1802. 4to. 1/2 diced calf over cloth boards. Hinges cracked, general wear, signature to title, toned throughout, else Very Good.
Lot 46: [Banking and Currency of the United States -- 10 Titles] 1. Lewis, Lawrence. A History of the Bank of North America, The First Bank Chartered in the United States.
Description: Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1882. 4to bound in publisher's brown gilt-stamped cloth. Very Good. ******** 2: Fox, John. United States Notes, A History of the Various Issues of Paper Money.... NY; Scribner's, 1884. Publisher's gilt stamped red cloth. Very Good. ******** 3: Betts, C. Wyllys. American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals. NY; Scott Stamp and Coin Co., 1894. Rebound in modern red leather. Very Good. ******** 4: American Orders & Societies and Their Decorations. Philadelphia; Bailey, Banks, and Biddle, 1917. Full blue cloth. Very Good. ******** 5: Mumey, Nolie. Clark, Grubner and Company (1860-1865) A Pioneer Denver Mint. Denver; Artcraft Press, 1950. #235 of 800 signed copies. 8vo cloth hardcover in jacket. Very Good. ******** 6: Mitchell-Boulton Correspondence 1787-1792 Relative to Coinages for South Carolina and the United States. Princeton; Princeton Univ. Press, n.d. Privately printed. 8vo in blue cloth. Very Good. ******** 7: Davis, Edward. Early Illinois Paper Money. Chicago; Hewitt, n.d. Publisher's printed wraps. Very Good. ******** 8: Newman, Eric. The Early Paper Money of America. Racine; Western Publishing Co., 1976. 4to cloth hardcover in jacket. Very Good. ******** 9: Slabaugh, Arlie. Confederate States Paper Money. Racine; Whitman, 1958. Publisher's printed softcover. Very Good. ******** 10: Reinfeld, Fred. The Story of Civil War Money. NY; Sterling, 1959. 8vo hardcover in jacket. Very Good. [and 2 other similar]
Description: London; Whittingham and Rowland, 1814. 8vo. 13 pp. of engraved plates bound at end. Period 1/2 black calf over marbled boards with title on label in gilt. Scarce.
Condition Report: Good. Binding quite worn with loss, hinges cracked, edges worn, spine starting to pull away. One signature of text loose at front, some staining first several leaves, and marginal staining to plates bound at end. Overall the text is clean.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Cleveland; Westbrook, 1906. 8vo. Original pictorial paperback. Three photographic illustrations at front. "The first and Only True Story of His Adventures Ever Written." Browned, covers with minor chips and tears. ******** 2: Stone, William. Life of Joseph Brant-Thayendanegea, Including the Indian Wars of the America Revolution. NY; Dearborn, 1838. 2 Volumes. 8vo. Modern blue cloth with title in gilt. 6 plates and 1 map (lacking a plate), else Very Good. ******** 3: Jamison, D.F. The Life and Times of Bertrand Du Guesclin: A History of the Fourteenth Century. London & Charleston; Trubner and Russell, 1864 [Confederate Imprint]. 2 Volume Set. 8vo in original textured gilt-stamped cloth. One spine with tear, other with chip, general wear, else Very Good. ******** 4: De Meneval, Claude-Francois. Memoirs Illustrating the History of Napoleon I From 1802 to 1815. NY' Appleton, 1895. 2 Volumes. Publisher's blue gilt-stamped cloth. Very Good. ******** 5: Settel (ed.) The Light and The Rock, The Vision of Dag Hammarskjold. NY; Dutton, 1966. First Printing. 8vo hardcover in jacket. Spine portion of jacket foxed, else Near Fine.
Lot 49: [Lord John Somers] Brady, Robert. An Introduction to the Old English History Comprehended in Three several Tracts....
Description: London; Newcomb, 1684. 1st Ed. 12.5" x 8" bound in 4s. , 412, 60, 68,  pp. Bound in period speckled boards rebacked in modern amateur leather. >>>>>> Lord John Somers' (1651 - 1716) copy with his bookplate to front pastedown. Somers was known as the chief architect of the Protestant succession.
Condition Report: Wear to corners of board and some wear to edges. Text lightly toned, some old and faded staining. Very Good.View additional info »
Lot 50: [British Navy] O'Byrne, William. A Naval Biographical Dictionary: Comprising the Life and Services of Every Living Officer in Her Majesty's Navy....
Description: London; John Murray, 1849. 10" x 6.5". 1400 pp. Bound in 20th C. cloth hardcovers.
Condition Report: Very Good with mild age-tone.View additional info »