Sale 547 - Fine Books & Manuscripts from the Personal Collection of the Late Cecil M. Wahle (with additions)

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Date of the auction: 20.11.2014

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The Sportsman in Ireland, with His Summer Route through the Highlands of...

Title: The Sportsman in Ireland, with His Summer Route through the Highlands of Scotland Author: [Allen, Robert] Place: London Publisher: Henry Colburn Date: 1840 Description: Two volumes. Frontispiece in each volume; The Birth-place of O'Connell and Connemara-Ballinahinch. With steel-engravings

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Almanach de la Cour, de la Ville et des Departements, Pour l'Annee 1815

Title: Almanach de la Cour, de la Ville et des Departements, Pour l'Annee 1815 Author: Place: Paris Publisher: Chez Janet Date: [1814] Description: [xxxii], 228, [4] pp. Engraved title page and 5 plates. 11.5x6.5 cm (4½x2½") period full red morocco, gilt borders, spine gilt, all edges gilt. An early

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Almanach Royal, Annee M.DCC.LXXXVI

Title: Almanach Royal, Annee M.DCC.LXXXVI Author: Place: Paris Publisher: D'Houry Date: [1785] Description: Unpaginated. 11x6 cm (4¼x2½") old full brown morocco, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Lot Amendments Condition: Lightly worn, separation in gutter at title page; very good. Item

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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A Narrative of the British Embassy to China, In the Years 1792, 1793, and...

Title: A Narrative of the British Embassy to China, In the Years 1792, 1793, and 1794; containing the Various Circumstances of the Embassy, with Accounts of Customs and Manners of the Chinese; and a Description of the Country, Towns, Cities, &c. &c. Author: Anderson, Æneas Place: New York Publisher

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Vuosikymmen Marian Andersonin Säestäjänä

Title: Vuosikymmen Marian Andersonin Säestäjänä Author: Vehanen, Kosti Place: Porvoo/Helsinki Publisher: Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö Date: [1949] Description: 198 pp. Illustrated from photographs of Marion Anderson. 19.5x13.5 cm (8x5½"), cloth backed boards. In Finnish. Signed by Marian Anderson on

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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The Art of Angling, Or, Complete Fly & Bottom-Fisher; Describing the...

Title: The Art of Angling, Or, Complete Fly & Bottom-Fisher; Describing the Different Kinds of Fish, Their Haunts, Places of Feeding, &c., &c...With Directions fo Making Artificial Flies and Other Baits Author: Bowlker, Charles Place: Ludlow Publisher: H. Proctor Date: 1814 Description: [x], 170 pp

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Antiphonal Manuscript on Vellum

Title: Antiphonal Manuscript on Vellum Author: Place: France? Publisher: Date: 16th c.? Description: Approximately 161 leaves. Mostly with four-line staves of music and text beneath, but also some leaves with text only. Numerous decorated initials in color in addition to black-and-white. Red

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Antiphonal Manuscript on Vellum

Title: Antiphonal Manuscript on Vellum Author: Place: France? Publisher: Date: 16th c.? Description: Approximately 117 leaves. Mostly with six-line staves of music and text beneath, but also leaves with text only. Frequent large decorated initials. Red highlights used extensively (rubrication

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Berliner Architekturwelt - Volumes 3, 4, 5

Title: Berliner Architekturwelt - Volumes 3, 4, 5 Author: Place: Berlin Publisher: Ernst Wasmuth Date: 1901-03 Description: 3 volumes. Profusely illustrated, from photographs, etc. (4to) original green cloth stamped in gilt. Three early annuals from this influential architectural journal. These

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Books four and five of "D'Architettvra, Di Sebastiano Serlio Bolognese"

Title: Books four and five of "D'Architettvra, Di Sebastiano Serlio Bolognese" Author: Serlio, Sebastiano Place: Venice Publisher: Appresso Gio/ Battista, et Marchio Sessa, fratelli Date: 1559 Description: 86 leaves (numbered 74, 18; lacking leaves 34, 55, 71, 72 & 73 from book 4, and leaf 15 from

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit

Title: The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit Author: Canetti, Elias Place: San Francisco Publisher: The Arion Press Date: 2001 Description: Photographs by Karl Bissinger. Etchings by William T. Wiley. 6 etched plates in red and black tipped to leaves, one of them signed by Wiley; numerous

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Mrs. Bridge

Title: Mrs. Bridge Author: Connell, Evan S. Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 2009 Description: Illustrations from photographs by Laurie Simmons. (4to) yellow cloth, photographs mounted on covers. No. 49 of 300 copies. Signed beneath the final photograph by Laurie Simmons. The

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Five Volumes from the Arion Press

Title: Five Volumes from the Arion Press Author: Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Wharton, Edith. The Age of Innocence. In slipcase and with prospectus. No. 9 of 300 copies. 2004. The Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin. No. 62 of 400 copies. 2006

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Genesis

Title: Genesis Author: Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1996 Description: Translated by Robert Alter, with facing Hebrew and English texts. Duotone etching frontispiece by Michael Mazur. 16x11½, wrappers, chemise, and slipcase. No. 12 of 200 copies designed under the direction of

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956, with two other related poems, White...

Title: Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956, with two other related poems, White Shroud and Black Shroud Author: Ginsberg, Allen Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1992 Description: Introduction by Helen Vendler. Illustrated with lithograph portraits of the author & his mother by

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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A Moral Fable-Talk

Title: A Moral Fable-Talk Author: Golding, Arthur Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1987 Description: Edited with introduction & notes by Richard G. Barnes. Illustrated with reproductions of etchings by Marcus Gheeraerts from Mythologia ethica of Arnold Freitag, 1579. 20.2x15 cm

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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The Madonna of the Future

Title: The Madonna of the Future Author: James, Henry Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1997 Description: With tipped in photograph and a photogravure by Jim Dine from the "Ape & Cat" series. 31x22 cm (12¼8¾") grey cloth, lettered in black. No. 105 of 200 copies. Signed by Jim Dine

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Le Desert De Retz: A Late Eighteenth-Century French Folly Garden. Le Jardin...

Title: Le Desert De Retz: A Late Eighteenth-Century French Folly Garden. Le Jardin Pittoresque de Monsieur de Monville Author: Ketcham, Diana Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1990 Description: Text in French & English. Illustrated from photographs, engravings, etc. (Oblong folio

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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The Alienist

Title: The Alienist Author: Machado de Assis, Joaquim Maria Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1998 Description: Translated from the Portuguese with an afterword by Alfred MacAdam. With twelve drawings by Caroll Dunham. (Oblong folio), cloth, paper cover and spine labels, slipcase

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Journey Round My Room

Title: Journey Round My Room Author: Maistre, Xavier de Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 2007 Description: Illustrated with photographs by Ross Anderson. 21x14.2 cm (8½x6"), striped cloth, housed in box. Prospectus laid in. One of 300 copies. Housed in box created and signed by Ross

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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American Buffalo

Title: American Buffalo Author: Mamet, David Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1992 Description: 117 pp. Illustrated with wood engravings by Michael McCurdy. (4to), green cloth with silver labels on front and spine, buffalo nickel inset into front cover. No. 31 of 400 copies. Signed

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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A Travel Book

Title: A Travel Book Author: Martin, Fred Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1976 Description: Illustrated profusely with color linoleum blocks cut by Fred Martin. 10¾x11¼, orange and purple cloth, with plexiglas slipcase. One of 200 copies. First Edition. Signed by Martin & Andrew

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Selected Poems

Title: Selected Poems Author: Melville, Herman Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1995 Description: xxiv, 130 pp. Edited with an Introduction by Helen Vendler. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Barry Moser. 25x17 cm (10x6¾"), blue cloth, top and bottom margins blue morocco lettered in

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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The Price: A Play

Title: The Price: A Play Author: Miller, Arthur Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1999 Description: Illustrations by Stan Washburn. (Small 4to), rust cloth, paper label on front, slipcase. No. 49 of 300 copies. Signed by Arthur Miller on the half title. Also signed by the illustrator

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke

Title: The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke Author: Rilke, Rainer Maria Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1983 Description: Translated by Stephen Mitchell. Illustrated by Warren Chappell. Printed in parallel German and English, the German in black letter, both with

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Call It Sleep

Title: Call It Sleep Author: Roth, Henry Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1995 Description: With reproductions of 48 photographs of New York City during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 26x17.5 cm (10¼x7"), quarter green morocco & cloth, spine lettered in gilt, slipcase

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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A Lie of the Mind

Title: A Lie of the Mind Author: Shepard, Sam Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1993 Description: 142, [1] pp. Illustrated with woodcuts by Stan Washburn. (Folio) (13x10"), morocco backed pictorial boards. No. 10 of 300 copies. Signed by Shepard and Washburn at colophon. With

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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The Silverado Squatters

Title: The Silverado Squatters Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1996 Description: xvi, 107 pp. Duo-tone photograph plates by Michael Kenna. 24.5x17 cm (9½x6¾"), cloth-backed cork boards, cork spine label, housed in red clamshell box. One of 250

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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Arcadia: A Play

Title: Arcadia: A Play Author: Stoppard, Tom Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 2001 Description: Foreword by the playwright. Introduction by Diana Ketcham. With four color views of Sidley Park by William Matthews, folding out from the front and rear endpapers. (Oblong folio), green

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 20 Nov 2014

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The Ballad of Lemon and Crow

Title: The Ballad of Lemon and Crow Author: Todd, Glenn Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 2002 Description: Illustrations by Bruce Conner and Anonymous Artists. Patterned cream cloth with black cloth spine, slipcase. No. 117 of 300 numbered copies. Signed by the author and

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 20 Nov 2014