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Auction Description for Addison & Sarova Auctioneers: Fine Books & Illustrations

Fine Books & Illustrations

(131 Lots)

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

Platinum House

131 lots with images

August 23, 2014

Live Auction

4705 Northside Dr.

Suite 200

Macon, GA, 31210 USA

Phone: 478-787-2665

Email: customerservice@addisonsauction.com

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Chaucer, Geoffrey;  Urry, John.  The Works... Compared with the Former Editions, and many valuable MSS

Lot 1: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Urry, John. The Works... Compared with the Former Editions, and many valuable MSS

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Description: London: Bernard Lintot, 1721. 15" x 10". [56], 626, 81, [1] pp., includes two engraved portraits and numerous engraved vignettes throughout portraying the subjects of each tale (mostly mounted on horseback). Bound in modern half-morocco over beige cloth. Varying degrees of toning and foxing in places throughout, Good. ****** First printing of Urry's illustrated folio of Chaucer's works and containing three previously unpublished tales.

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Cicero.  Marci Tullii Ciceronis Opera

Lot 2: Cicero. Marci Tullii Ciceronis Opera

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Description: Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden): Petrum Vander, 1692. Thick 4to. Four parts bound in one. Engraved titles to each part and 3 (of 4) plates (else complete), one of which is folding (with two stains and closed tear at fold). Bound in contemporary vellum over boards with title in gilt to spine. Vellum lightly soiled and with short tear to front hinge, old paper label to spine, early ink manuscript to pastedown, later ink numbers to titles, old ink-stamp to title verso, minor foxing and toning in some places though overall the contents are quite clean. Very Good.

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[Cooper, James Fenimore]  The Borderers:  A Tale

Lot 3: [Cooper, James Fenimore] The Borderers: A Tale

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Description: London: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, 1829. 3 volumes. 7.5" x 5". xiv, 397, [1]; [2], 311, [1]; [2], 316 pp. Bound in contemporary half-morocco over marbled boards with spines decorated in gilt. Chipping with loss to spines of two volumes, hinges cracked, one board detached, endpapers foxed as well as first and last few text leaves, former owner bookplates, minor soiling in limited places but overall a clean copy internally. ****** First English Edition. Later published in America under the title The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish: A Tale.

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Dante Alighieri.  La Comedia Del Divino Dante Alighieri Da Firenze Con La Esposizione Di Giuseppi Landino Passerini Da Cortona

Lot 4: Dante Alighieri. La Comedia Del Divino Dante Alighieri Da Firenze Con La Esposizione Di Giuseppi Landino Passerini Da Cortona

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Description: Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1911.16" x 12". Full vellum over boards, boards ruled in gilt, spine ruled and titled in gilt, and all edges gilt. Vellum soiled and rubbed, endpapers with some foxing, ink stain to title (below imprint), rear pastedown with former owner signature, else a bright and clean example. ****** #250 of 306 copies.

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[Aldine Imprint]  Dante Alighieri.  Dante Col Sito, Et Forma Dell' Inferno Tratta Dalla Descrittione del Poeta

Lot 5: [Aldine Imprint] Dante Alighieri. Dante Col Sito, Et Forma Dell' Inferno Tratta Dalla Descrittione del Poeta

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Description: Venice: "in aedibus Aldi, et Andreae Soceri," August 1515. 6.75" x 4.25". [2], 244, [4] leaves, includes double-page woodcut map, double-page woodcut chart, and single-page woodcut chart. Aldine devices to first title recto and final leaf verso. Aldine device to general title mostly perished (Examination with back-light suggests that there was likely a square label applied to this page, and when that label was removed it took with it the paper surface and the imprinted device along with it.) A very attractive copy overall. Bound in later morocco with title and imprint in gilt to spine, gilt dentelles, blind-stamped page ends, and marbled endpapers. Minor wear to binding, former owner signature to rear free endpaper, a few instances of marginalia and underlining in a period hand, else a bright and clean example. Very Good. ****** Scarce. The first illustrated Aldine edition of Dante and the second Aldine edition overall.

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Dickens, Charles.  The Works

Lot 6: Dickens, Charles. The Works

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Description: NY: Sheldon & Co., 1861-71. Household Edition. 12mo. 54 volumes bound in 55 (of 55, wanting volume two of Pickwick Papers). Engraved frontispieces. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, spines ruled in gilt and blind, title and volume labels in gilt, marbled page ends. Boards slightly rubbed, general edgewear, 2 volumes with labels lacking and several others chipped, one volume with crack and repair to spine, light to moderate foxing to some frontispieces, contents clean. Good.

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Dickens, Charles.  Christmas Books, including the first issue of A Christmas Carol

Lot 7: Dickens, Charles. Christmas Books, including the first issue of A Christmas Carol

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Description: Complete 5 volume set containing: 1) A Christmas Carol. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. 1st ed., 1st issue with "Stave I" chapter heading, date in Roman numerals to title, title in red and blue, and half-title in blue. With 4 stunning color plates in nice condition. Small stain to front board, else a Near Fine copy. ** 2) The Chimes: A Goblin Story. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. 1st ed., 1st issue with publisher's imprint at the bottom margin of the title page and page number 39 numbered correctly. Illustrated. A clean and Very Good copy. ** 3) The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 1st ed., 4th issue of title vignette. Illustrated. Small stain to rear board, a few corner creases and minor instances of soiling and edge-toning. Clean and Very Good. ** 4) The Cricket on the Hearth. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 1st ed., 2nd state. A few top page-ends bumped, very mild age-tone. Clean and Very Good. ** 5) The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. Bradbury & Evans, 1848. 1st ed., with first numeral on page 166 undamaged. Two small stains to binding, some age-toning. Very Good. ****** All works complete with frontis illustrations and with original cloth bindings laid down on leaves bound in at the rear of each volume. Bound in uniform red half-morocco over cloth with spines paneled and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, and marbled endpapers. Minimal wear to bindings. A very nice set of Dickens' Christmas books including an excellent first issue of A Christmas Carol.

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Herodotus.  Herodoti Halicarnessei Historiarum Libri IX [In Greek and Latin]

Lot 8: Herodotus. Herodoti Halicarnessei Historiarum Libri IX [In Greek and Latin]

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Description: Amsterdam: Petri Schovtenius, 1763. 16" x 11". [26], 868, 177, [69], 1 folding plate. Includes engraved title-page, title vignette, folding plate, and other small plates in-text. Contemporary full calf, spine ruled in gilt, title on label in gilt. Front board detached, leather with some tearing and loss to spine ends, old paper label to spine, old water-stain to upper corner throughout though mostly faded (contents clean otherwise), period manuscript to front free endpaper, stamps (from Russian school) to half-title and title. A large and handsome volume, title printed in red and black, and text printed in Greek and Latin in parallel columns.

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Hilarius Drudon.  Practica Artis Amandi

Lot 9: Hilarius Drudon. Practica Artis Amandi

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Description: Amsterdam: Georgium Trigg, 1651. 5.25" x 3". 449, [3] pp. Contemporary full vellum over boards with title on red morocco label in gilt. Vellum soiled and with 1" crack to lower front hinge, a few instances of underlining, ink-stamp to verso of rear endpaper (a later endpaper), Very Good. ****** Classic work on the theme of love, affairs, women, sex, etc. This copy with the engraved title of the 1652 edition though the text is that of the 1651 edition.

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Holinshed, Raphael. The First and Second Volumes of Chronicles [and Third volume of Chronicles] & Historie of England

Lot 10: Holinshed, Raphael. The First and Second Volumes of Chronicles [and Third volume of Chronicles] & Historie of England

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Description: [London: Denham, 1586-87]. 3 vols bound in 4 (volume numbers mislabeled by binder). 14.5" x 9.5", and 15.2" x 10". [10], 250, [4], 202, [2]; 61, [13], 183, [1]; 464, [54 of 56, wanting final blank]; [8], 1080, 1080-1371, 1371-1592, [36 of 62 index leaves] pp. Final (3rd) volume of this copy apparently without the extensive cancels of most copies found, appearing textually complete (save several index leaves). Second volume contains the typical cancelled leaves: 2Q3-4 are cancelled by leaf numbered 421/424, 2R3-4 are cancelled by a leaf numbered 438/431, and 2S2-5 are cancelled by two leaves 443/444 and 445/450. Two volumes rebound in full brown morocco, and two volumes rebacked in same morocco preserving early leather boards. The final two bound volumes are slightly taller copies than the first two. A few instances of closed tears, staining, or minor/moderate worming in limited places throughout (majority clean). Several paper repairs, mostly marginal and mostly to first and last leaves; there are some instances of chips with loss of text to index leaves as well as the final leaf of the final volume (1591/1592) where approximately 1/6 of the text is missing. ****** The second edition of the best known history of the period. Queen Elizabeth I ordered extensive excisions to be made to this work immediately following its publication. The passages which caused offense to the Queen principally concerned Anglo-Scottish relations, the Babington plot and Leicester's campaign in the Low Countries. According to Boswell-Stone, Shakespeare used this second edition as reference for his plays. Boswell-Stone arrived at this conclusion by comparing the playwright's texts to the Chronicles and comparing words and phrases used only in this edition (see W.G. Boswell-Stone and H.R.D. Anders, eds., Shakespeare's Holinshed). An ornately printed work with titles printed within woodcut borders accompanying numerous ornamental woodcut initials and vignettes throughout the text.

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Homer.  Homeri Quae Extant Omnia Ilias, Odyssea....

Lot 11: Homer. Homeri Quae Extant Omnia Ilias, Odyssea....

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Description: Basil: Eusebii Episcopii Opera, 1583 (Colophon: Basil, ex Officina Hervagiana, 1583). 14" x 9". 2 parts in 1 volume. 44, 499, [25]; [4], 380, [24]. Contemporary paste-paper over boards. Binding soiled and with tears though all intact, period manuscript to front blank, stamp and number to title, title with closed tear near lower gutter, a few minor stains though contents generally clean, later ink numbering to rear pastedown. Contents Very Good. ****** An attractive and large edition of Homer with text printed in Greek and Latin in parallel columns and with commentary in Latin.

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Plato.  [Title in Greek]  Platonis Omnia Opera Cum Commentariis...

Lot 12: Plato. [Title in Greek] Platonis Omnia Opera Cum Commentariis...

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Description: Basil: Valderum (Johann Walder), March 1534. 13.5" 9". 2 parts in 1 volume. [76], 690, [2]; [2], 432 (of 433) pp., lacking final leaf (MM8) which would be printed on recto but blank on verso. Bound in contemporary initialed and dated blind-stamped pig. Lacking ties, covers soiled, spine darkened, general edgewear with minor loss. Text mostly clean though with some faded waterstains and instances of underlining and marginalia in period ink throughout, 3 leaves with several dark stains. Very Good. ****** Second Greek edition of Plato's works following the Aldine edition of 1513. This edition also contains the Proclus commentaries. Both parts bound as one.

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Shakespeare, William.  Collection of Histories from the Second Shakespeare Folio, 1632.

Lot 13: Shakespeare, William. Collection of Histories from the Second Shakespeare Folio, 1632.

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Description: [London: Cotes, 1632]. Folio. Seven works extracted from the second Shakespeare folio -- bound into five volumes. Nicely bound in 20th c. quarter-speckled sheep over marbled boards with titles in gilt to spines. Collection housed in custom clamshell box of quarter-morocco over cloth. Very Good overall with a few stains, trimmed margins on several leaves, and a few marginal chips. Includes: * The Life of King Henry the Fift [bound with] The First, Second, and Third parts of King Henry the Sixt. [2 pp., Epilogue and List of Actors] 69-95, 96-172 pp. ** The Life and Death of King Richard the Second [bound with] The First and Second Parts of Henry the Fourth. 23-45, 46-100 pp. *** The Life and Death of King John. 1-22 pp. **** The Tragedy of Richard the Third. 173-204 pp. ***** The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight. 205-232 pp. ********* All from Shakespeare's scarce second folio edition of his works.

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Shakespeare, William.  The Works of Shakespear in Nine Volumes with a Glossary

Lot 14: Shakespeare, William. The Works of Shakespear in Nine Volumes with a Glossary

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Description: London: for Knapton, Birt, Longman, [et al], 1748. 9 volumes, including 2 engraved plates (first volume) and glossary bound at end of final volume. 5.25" x 3.25". Bound in contemporary full calf with spines and labels in gilt. Two labels lacking and others chipped, general edgewear with loss, hinges cracked, 2 boards detached and 3 others nearly detached, a few old waterstains and edge-toning to first and last leaves, text with mild age-tone, first volume with modern ink ownership inscriptions to front blank. Contents generally Very Good. ****** From Castle Goring (Worthing, Sussex) with Castle Goring bookplates to pastedowns.

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Trollope, Anthony.  The Small House at Allington

Lot 15: Trollope, Anthony. The Small House at Allington

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Description: London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1864. 2 volumes. 8.5" x 6". [4], 312, 10 plates; [4], 316, 8 plates. Total of 18 plates by J.E. Millais. Bound in contemporary red half-morocco over red cloth. Spine with gilt in compartments, boards ruled in blind and gilt, and marbled page-ends and end-papers. Cloth with some spotting, hinges rubbed, front hinge of second volume cracked but holding, some minor soiling to titles and slight foxing to plates, else contents quite clean. A Very Good set. ****** First Edition, first issue with "hobbledehoya" on page 33 of volume one.

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Virgil.  Pub. Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, et lib. Aeneidos

Lot 16: Virgil. Pub. Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, et lib. Aeneidos

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Description: Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden): Abrahami Commelini, 1645. 9.5" x 7.25". [18], 996, [55], [1] pp., includes engraved title. Period vellum over boards with title on spine in manuscript. Vellum lightly soiled, early signature to title, upper margin of engraved title cropped, else a clean and excellent example. Very Good.

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Virgil; Dryden.  The Works of Virgil, 1697 [and one other]

Lot 17: Virgil; Dryden. The Works of Virgil, 1697 [and one other]

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Description: London: Jacob Tonson, 1697. 14" x 9". [44], 640, 100 full-page plates (of 101). Full period calf. Boards detached, spine lacking, partially disbound, some varying degrees of foxing in places throughout, some dust and staining. ** [Sold With] ** Milton. Paradise Regain'd. London: Tonson, 1752. 11" x 4". Complete with full-page plates. Nice large edition, contents clean, boards detached (lacking one board), spine strip absent, solid and clean text-block. ****** A highly regarded edition of Virgil's works illustrated with wonderful plates throughout. Engraved armorial bookplate of Thomas Davidson to front pastedown.

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Voltaire.  Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire

Lot 18: Voltaire. Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire

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Description: De L'Imprimerie de la Societe Litteraire-Typographique, 1785 - 1789. 8vo. 62 (of 70) volumes (lacking volumes 5, 19-24, and 68). Frontis portrait to first volume. Period marbled calf in gilt. Ex-library with usual treatments to pastedowns, page ends, spines, and preface pages. One detached board, some chipping to spines, cracked hinges. Contents generally quite clean aside from markings.

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Wier, Jean.  De Praestigiis Daemonum, & incantationibus ac veneficiis Libri sex, postrema editione quinta aucti & recogniti.

Lot 19: Wier, Jean. De Praestigiis Daemonum, & incantationibus ac veneficiis Libri sex, postrema editione quinta aucti & recogniti.

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Description: Basil: Ex Officina Oporiniana, 1577. 10" x 8". a-z4, A-Ss4 (i.e. 16 pages, 17-934 numbered columns, 37 pages not numbered). With woodcut portrait of author to title verso and 1/2-page woodcut to M4. Bound in contemporary blind-stamped pig. Binding soiled and with two short tears to hinges, first and last gatherings stained with the balance exhibiting light to moderate foxing, some underlining and marginalia in period ink, and a long closed tear to X3. Good. ****** Jean Wier was the first doctor to consider insanity as a defense of women who were accused of witchcraft, and he argued that offenders should be treated rather than tortured or executed. This is one of a handful of early editions of this work, and the text is presented in six parts which include the powers of the Devil, magicians, witches, those who are possessed by evil, and the healing and/or punishments to be imposed on offenders (or victims). This edition also includes the commentary of Zwinger, Ronsse, and von Ewich.

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[Bayntun Bindings] Rabelais, Francis.  The Works

Lot 20: [Bayntun Bindings] Rabelais, Francis. The Works

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Description: London: for Blackiston, Alle, [et al], 1807. 4 Volumes. Finely bound by Bayntun of Bath in full antiqued calf. Boards ruled in blind and paneled in gilt with floral corner-pieces, spines with full gilt run-up over compartments with dates in gilt at bases of spines, title and volume labels in gilt, turn-ins gilt-ruled, all edges gilt, and marbled endpapers. A few hinges with slight wear, but an excellent set with contents generally clean. Very Good.

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[Bindings]  11 vellum-bound books

Lot 21: [Bindings] 11 vellum-bound books

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Description: Du Marier. The Martian. Leipzig, 1897 *** Schaaf. Institutiones Cosmologiae. Rome, 1907. Ex-library. *** James. Philip Augustus; or, The Brother in Arms. Paris, 1837 *** Grey. Poems by Dulcibella Ethal Grey. Edinburgh and London, 1908 *** Descoqs. Essai Critique sur L'Hylemorphisme. Paris, 1924. Ex-library. *** Guizot. Monk Chute de la Republique. Paris, 1851 *** Recherches sur les Sources Antiques. Paris, 1829. Ex-library. *** Malet. Colonel Enderby's Wife. 2 volumes in 1. Leipzig, 1885 *** Davenport. A Dictionary of Biography. London, 1831 *** Mackenzie. Guy and Pauline. London, 1919 *** Frediani. Lettere, Bolle e Discorsi...Ganganelli. Firenze, 1849. ****** Ranging good to very good, three are ex-library with markings. (11)

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[Bindings]  Byron;  Moore.  The Works of Lord Byron

Lot 22: [Bindings] Byron; Moore. The Works of Lord Byron

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Description: London: John Murray, 1834. Complete in 17 volumes. 6.5" x 4". Each with engraved frontispiece and engraved half-title, and volume 7 with folding facsimile. Bound in contemporary half-vellum over marbled boards with spines richly gilt and green morocco labels in gilt. T.e.g. Minor soiling to vellum, engraved bookplates of G.E. Maunsell to pastedowns, frontis of first volume with early signature, plates foxed, else clean. A handsome set, Very Good.

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[Bindings]  Dumas, Alexandre.  The Works

Lot 23: [Bindings] Dumas, Alexandre. The Works

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Description: Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1893-96. 9" x 6". Complete 40 volume set, illustrated. Contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards, t.e.g. Toning to spines of six volumes, one board detached, some scuffing and edgewear, internally clean. Very Good. ****** A handsome set. Edition de Luxe #70 of 1,000.

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[Bindings]  Edgeworth, Maria.  Tales and Novels

Lot 24: [Bindings] Edgeworth, Maria. Tales and Novels

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Description: London: for Baldwin & Cradock, 1832-33. 17 volumes (of 18, wanting v. 4). 6.5" x 4.5". Illustrated with frontispieces and engraved titles. Contemporary red half-calf over marbled boards with spines richly gilt and title and volume labels in gilt. Marbled endpapers and page-ends. Leather rubbed in places, two volumes with detached front boards, one volume with boards reattached and loss to head of spine, old library labels to spines and pastedowns, blind-stamps to titles, else contents clean. A Good, attractive set.

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[Poetry] Vast Collection of 80 volumes,18th and 19 C., Almanach des Muses (and others)

Lot 25: [Poetry] Vast Collection of 80 volumes,18th and 19 C., Almanach des Muses (and others)

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Description: Primarily Paris printings, late 1700s into the early 1800s. Approximately half are bound in boards and half in wraps (most bindings contemporary). 59 volumes of Almanach des Muses, 8 volumes of Almanach Litteraire, 4 volumes Nouvel Almanach des Muses, Esprit de l'Almanach des Muses volumes 1 and 2, 1 volume Les Muses en Belle Humeur ou Elite de Poesies Libres, 1 volume Almanach des Prosateurs, 1 volume Pieces Eschapees aux XVI Premiers Almanachs des Muses, and 4 volumes Journal des Muses par une Societe de Gens de Lettres. Most volumes with finely engraved frontispieces or engraved titles, most with years penned on binding and/or title page, some volumes with tape repairs to bindings, most ffes removed, some with other ink notations on last leaf. Contents of nearly all volumes are quite bright and fresh (many untrimmed). ****** A vast collection of French poetry printed between the 1760s and 1820s. Rarely found together in such quantity.

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[Beatles]  Derek Taylor, George Harrison.  Fifty Years Adrift.  Deluxe Limited Edition.

Lot 26: [Beatles] Derek Taylor, George Harrison. Fifty Years Adrift. Deluxe Limited Edition.

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Description: Surrey: Genesis Publications Limited, 1984. 4to in slipcase. Bound in fine half-calf with spine in gilt and decorative stamps to boards. All edges gilt. Minor fading to spine and some minor scratches, else a Fine example in Fine slip-case. ******* #452 of 2,000 copies signed by Taylor and Harrison. This book is considered the most desirable of the Genesis limited editions and is regarded as one of the best Beatles-related works.

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Bradbury, Ray. Collection of 4 Signed Works

Lot 27: Bradbury, Ray. Collection of 4 Signed Works

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Description: 1: Green Shadows, White Whale. NY: Knopf, 1992. 1st ed. in jacket. Signed by author on front blank, Very Good. **** 2: A Graveyard for Lunatics. NY: Knopf, 1990. 1st ed. in jacket. Signed on title by author. Very Good. **** 3: Twice Twenty-two. NY: Doubleday, 1966. In jacket. Signed by author on front blank. Very Good. **** 4: Death is a Lonely Business. NY: Knopf, 1985. 1st ed. in jacket. Signed by author on front blank. Very Good. (4)

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Burnett, W.R.  The Asphalt Jungle

Lot 28: Burnett, W.R. The Asphalt Jungle

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Description: NY: Knopf, 1949. 8vo in jacket. 1st Printing. Jacket price-clipped and with chip to head of spine, book itself is Near Fine. ***** First Edition and basis for the film starring Marilyn Monroe.

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Chaucer; William Morris.  The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.  A Facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer

Lot 29: Chaucer; William Morris. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. A Facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer

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Description: Cleveland & NY: World Publishing, 1958. 13" x 9". Blindstamped cream colored cloth in dust-jacket. Near Fine book in Very Good jacket. Nice facsimile edition of the celebrated William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer.

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Ellison, Ralph.  Invisible Man

Lot 30: Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man

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Description: NY: Random House, 1952. 1st ed. 8vo. Black and beige cloth stamped in blind and white to spine. Jacket with some fraying and chipping at edges, four small tape repairs to verso, and small hole to center of front panel. Book and contents unmarked and clean. Fine book in Good jacket. ****** First printing (so stated) with "A.B." on copyright page and $3.50 price to jacket. This classic of African-American literature was Ellison's first book and winner of the National Book Award.

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott.  The Great Gatsby

Lot 31: Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby

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Description: NY: Scribner's, 1925. [6], 218] pp. 8vo in publisher's green cloth, title in gilt to spine and to front board in blind. Boards with faint water-stains to fore-edges, edge of front heavily board rubbed with loss of cloth, spine slightly rolled, endpapers stained, slight bit of foxing to title, else contents clean. ****** First Edition, first state with "chatter' on p. 60, line 16; "northern" on p. 119, line 22; "sick in tired" on p. 205, lines 9-10, and all other points of issue. A good copy of this Fitzgerald classic.

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Grimke, Angelina.  Rachel:  A Play in Three Acts

Lot 32: Grimke, Angelina. Rachel: A Play in Three Acts

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Description: Boston: Cornhill, 1920. 7.5" x 5". 96, [6 blank] pp. Original cloth-backed boards with author and title stamped to front board and with lettering to spine. Spine lettering rubbed, endpapers lightly toned, else a very clean and Very Good example. ****** Scarce first edition of the first play to be published and produced by an African-American woman.

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Hemingway, Ernest.  Pair of Hemingway First Editions

Lot 33: Hemingway, Ernest. Pair of Hemingway First Editions

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Description: 1: Across the River and Into the Trees. London: Jonathan Cape. 8vo in jacket. 1st UK edition. Some rubbing and wear to jacket, lower portions of boards stained. Good. **** 2: A Moveable Feast. NY: Scribner's, 1964. 1st edition with code a-3.64[H]. Jacket price-clipped, else Very Good. (2)

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Hemingway, Ernest.  The Old Man and the Sea

Lot 34: Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea

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Description: NY: Scribner's, 1952. 8vo in original dust-jacket. An excellent copy, jacket with the slightest of rubbing and a very small chip at head of spine, unclipped with $3.00 price intact, spine slightly rolled, cloth clean, contents clean, a Very Good or better copy. ****** First Edition, first state with Scribner's "A," seal, and blue-tinted photo of Hemingway to rear jacket cover.

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Hughes, Langston.  Selected Poems.  Signed by author.

Lot 35: Hughes, Langston. Selected Poems. Signed by author.

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Description: NY: Knopf, 1965. Second printing. 9.5" x 5.5" Publisher's green cloth hardcover in jacket. Minor edge-wear to jacket, else a Near Fine example. ****** Signed by Hughes on front blank, "To Greg -- Sincerely Langston Hughes, Nov. 21, 1965."

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Joyce, James.  [Signed, Limited] Anna Livia Plurabelle

Lot 36: Joyce, James. [Signed, Limited] Anna Livia Plurabelle

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Description: NY: Crosby Gaige, 1928. 8vo. Publisher's gilt-stamped brown cloth, top edge in gilt. Title with tear along gutter, risks coming detached, else a clean and Very Good example. ****** #538 of 800 copies signed by Joyce. This is the first separate publication of what would become one of the most celebrated passages of Finnegan's Wake.

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Joyce, James. Ulysses

Lot 37: Joyce, James. Ulysses

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Description: NY: Random House, 1934. 8vo. Publisher's beige cloth stamped in red and black, in jacket. Spine toned and light soiling to cloth, jacket Good only with some faded staining, closed tears, and loss to head of spine portion. Contents Clean. Very Good book in Good jacket. ****** First American Edition of this modernist classic.

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King, Martin Luther.  Where do We Go From Here.  Signed and inscribed by King.

Lot 38: King, Martin Luther. Where do We Go From Here. Signed and inscribed by King.

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Description: NY: Harper & Row, 1967. 8vo hardcover in jacket. Spine slightly skewed, a few instances of high-lighting, else an excellent copy. ****** First Edition, First Printing. The present copy is inscribed on the front endpaper by King to Rose and Herbert Kelman (professor, Harvard): "To Rose and Herb Kelman, With Best Wishes, For Peace and Brotherhood, Martin Luther King." Accompanying the book is also an invitation to a reception for King held by the Council of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

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Lee, Harper.  To Kill A Mockingbird

Lot 39: Lee, Harper. To Kill A Mockingbird

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Description: Philadelphia & NY: J.B. Lippincott, 1960. Dust-jacket in Very Good condition with some light rubbing and mild fading. Ex-library with faint stamps to upper and lower page-ends, gutters cracked, "withdrawn" stamps to front blank and final text page, rear endpaper removed, boards with pieces of tape, spine slightly skewed, contents very clean. An imperfect but presentable copy in nice jacket. ****** First printing in first issue jacket. This classic work became an instant bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. It has been regarded as the best novel of the twentieth century, and the first printing consisted of approximately 5,000 copies.

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Matheson, Richard.  [Signed] What Dreams May Come

Lot 40: Matheson, Richard. [Signed] What Dreams May Come

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Description: NY: Putnam, 1978. 8vo. Near Fine book in Very Good jacket with closed tear to upper margin of front panel. ****** First Edition in jacket. Signed by the author on title-page.

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Milne, A.A. Winnie-The-Pooh

Lot 41: Milne, A.A. Winnie-The-Pooh

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Description: Dutton & Company, 1926. 8vo, lacking jacket. Publisher's gilt-stamped green cloth, title on spine worn, light edgewear, else an excellent copy. ****** First American Edition.

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Pound, Ezra.  Lustra

Lot 42: Pound, Ezra. Lustra

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Description: London: Elkin Mathews, 1916. 8vo. Tan cloth stamped in blue. Cloth soiled and faded, former owner signature to front blank, else contents generally clean with mild age-tone. ****** First edition, second impression and one of approximately 800 printed.

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Rand, Ayn.  Atlas Shrugged

Lot 43: Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged

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Description: NY: Random House, 1957. Second printing. 8vo in jacket. Jacket with edge-wear and chips to head and tail of spine portions, minor wear to cloth at tail, front end-paper removed, else a very clean example.

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Saroyan, William.  Collection of 22 works, some signed

Lot 44: Saroyan, William. Collection of 22 works, some signed

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Description: 1: An Act or Two of Foolish Kindness. Penman Press, 1977. Hardcover. #20 of 500 copies signed by the author and illustrator. Near Fine. *** 2: Saroyan's Fables. Harcourt, Brace, 1941. Hardcover. #793 of 1000 copies signed by Saroyan. Near Fine. *** 3: Peace It's Wonderful. NY: Modern Age, 1939. Softcover. Signed by author. Very Good. *** 4: The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. NY: Modern Age, 1937. Softcover. Signed by Saroyan. Fair. *** 5: The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. Random House, 1934. Hardcover in jacket. 1st edition, signed by Saroyan. Very Good. *** 6: My Name is Aram. Harcourt, Brace, 1940. Hardcover in jacket. First edition, inscribed by Saroyan. Very Good. *** 7: Rock Wagram. Doubleday, 1951. Hardcover in jacket. First edition. Very Good. *** 8: The Human Comedy. Harcourt, Brace, 1943. Hardcover in jacket. First edition. Very Good. *** 9: The Time of Your Life. Harcourt, Brace, 1939. Hardcover in jacket. First edtion. Very Good. *** 10: Don't Go Away Mad. Harcourt, Brace, 1949. H/c in jacket. First edition. Very Good. *** 11: The Bicycle Ride in Beverly Hills. Scribner's, 1952. H/c in jacket. First edition. Very Good. *** 12: Little Children. Harcourt, Brace, 1937. H/c in jacket. First edition. Very Good. *** 13: The Saroyan Special. Harcourt, Brace, 1948. First edition. H/c in jacket. Very Good. *** 14: The Insurance Salesman and Other Stories. London: Faber, 1941. First edition. H/c in jacket. Very Good. *** 15: The Laughing Matter. Doubleday, 1953. First edition. H/C in jacket. Very Good. *** 16: The Assyrian. Harcourt, Brace, 1950. First edition. H/c in jacket. Very Good. *** 17: The Trouble with Tigers. Harcourt, Brace, 1938. Review copy, first edition. H/c in jacket. Very Good. *** 18: Three Plays by William Saroyan. Harcourt, Brace, 1941. First edition. H/c in jacket. Very Good. *** 19: Short Drive, Sweet Chariot. Phaedra, 1966. First edition. H/c in jacket. Very Good. *** 20: Peace It's Wonderful. Starling Press, 1939. H/c in jacket. Very Good. *** 21: Razzle-Dazzle. Harcourt, Brace, 1942. H/c in jacket. Very Good. *** 22: Tracy's Tiger. Doubleday, 1951. H/c in jacket. Very Good. (22)

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Sinclair, Upton. Collection of 6 Signed First Editions

Lot 45: Sinclair, Upton. Collection of 6 Signed First Editions

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Description: World's End. NY & Pasadena, 1940. *** Between Two Worlds. NY & Pasadena, 1941. *** Dragon's Teeth. NY & Pasadena, 1942. *** Wide is the Gate. NY & Monrovia, 1943. *** Dragon Harvest. Monrovia, 1945. *** Presidential Agent. NY & Monrovia, 1944. (6) ****** All works are: First printings, inscribed by Upton Sinclair to Melville Kress on front blank, in Near Fine in Very Good jackets.

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Steinbeck, John. The Winter of Our Discontent

Lot 46: Steinbeck, John. The Winter of Our Discontent

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Description: NY: Viking Press, 1961. 8vo. Original cloth in dust-jacket. Jacket with two small closed tears to rear and light crease to head of spine portion. An excellent copy. A Fine example in Very Good + jacket. ****** First Edition, First Printing of this Steinbeck classic.

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Stoker, Bram.  Dracula.  In Art Deco Jacket

Lot 47: Stoker, Bram. Dracula. In Art Deco Jacket

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Description: NY: Grosset & Dunlap, [ca. 1927]. 8vo bound in publishers orange cloth with title stamped to front cover and spine. Spine faded with slight skew, jacket with some small chips to top edge and minor soiling. Very Good book in Very Good jacket.

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Verne, Jules.  Adventures of a Chinaman in China

Lot 48: Verne, Jules. Adventures of a Chinaman in China

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Description: Boston, NY: Lee and Shepard, Charles Dillingham, 1889. 8vo. vi, 271, [1], [8 ads], with 50 illustrations. Publisher's pictorial gilt stamped cloth. Minor wear to spine ends, front endpaper removed, bookseller and lender stamp to front blank, else a very clean and tight copy. Very Good. ****** First illustrated edition of this work which is a reprint of Lee and Shepard's 1880 edition entitled Tribulations of a Chinaman in China.

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Verne, Jules. Collection of 4 works

Lot 49: Verne, Jules. Collection of 4 works

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Description: 1: From the Earth to the Moon.... London: Sampson Low, 1888. 8th ed. 8vo. Illustrated. Publisher's pictorial stamped green cloth. Spot to cloth on rear board, else Very Good. **** 2: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth. London: Griffith Farran [et al], n.d. [ca. 1894] New Edition. 8vo. Illustrated. Publisher's pictorial stamped red cloth. Very Good. **** 3: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. London: George Routledge, n.d. (later ed.) 8vo. Publisher's pictorial stamped blue cloth. Bookplate to pastedown, Very Good. **** 4: The Field of Ice. London: George Routledge, n.d. (later ed.) 8vo. Illustrated by Riou. Publisher's green stamped cloth. Cloth soiled and faded, ffe torn out, text-block cracked and shaken. (4)

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Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. [Signed] Slaughterhouse-Five;  or, the Children's Crusade:  A Duty-Dance with Death

Lot 50: Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. [Signed] Slaughterhouse-Five; or, the Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death

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Description: NY: Delacorte Press, Seymour Lawrence, 1969. 8vo hardcover in jacket. Front board with slight bow and spine with slight lean, minor staining/toning to jacket. ****** Stated first printing of Vonnegut's most important work in jacket with dated code "0369." This copy is signed by the author on a bookplate which is laid onto the half-title page. This work was the basis for the surrealist film of the same name in 1972.

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