Sale 622: Miniature Books: The Library of a Gentleman Collector

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Date of the auction: 24.08.2017

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Complete Works in 40 volumes, with bookcase

Title: Complete Works in 40 volumes, with bookcase Author: Shakespeare, William Place: London Publisher: Allied Newspapers Date: c.1930s Description: 40 volumes. 57x34 mm, original black leatherette. With the original three shelf bookcase. Lot Amendments Condition: Case lightly worn; spines faded

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Four volumes from the Dot Books series

Title: Four volumes from the Dot Books series Author: Place: New York Publisher: American Tract Society Date: 1874 Description: Includes: Fred's Scrapbook. Red cloth. [1874]. Dot's Travels. Blue cloth. [1874]. Susy Hall. Brown cloth. Lacking frontispiece, one other plate loose. [1874]. Willie's

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Novelties in Ivorine... - Advertising card printed on celluloid

Title: Novelties in Ivorine... - Advertising card printed on celluloid Author: Place: New York Publisher: Baldwin & Gleason Co. Date: Late 19th century Description: Three celluloid leaves, the first and last printed on the outer surfaces, pivoting around a small ring at the upper left. 67x48 mm

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Ethiopian Coptic Bible, hand-written in the Ge’ez script

Title: Ethiopian Coptic Bible, hand-written in the Ge’ez script Author: Place: Ethiopia Publisher: Date: [mid 19th century?] Description: 23 vellum leaves, neatly hand-written text in black and red ink. 2 additional blank leaves at front and rear. 65x45 mm, hand-stitched thick wooden boards. Custom

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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A Miniature of the Holy Bible; Being a Brief of the Books of the Old and...

Title: A Miniature of the Holy Bible; Being a Brief of the Books of the Old and New Testament Author: Place: Sandbornton, NH Publisher: Date: 1835 Description: 128; 64 pp. 16 illustrations. 65x51 mm, full black morocco, spine gilt. Title page to New Testament dated 1835. Adomeit A87. Lot Amendments

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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The Brownies' Ball

Title: The Brownies' Ball Author: Place: London Publisher: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton Date: [c.1910] Description: 64 pp. Color frontispiece. 64x55 mm, purple boards, color illustration on front, string bound, matching slipcase with duplicate label. First Edition A charming miniature tale

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Title: The Poetical Works of Robert Burns Author: Burns, Robert Place: Glasgow Publisher: David Bryce & Son Date: Late 19th century or early 20th century Description: 512 pp. 90x65 mm, leather-backed wooden boards, engraved view of Melrose Abbey on the front board, spine gilt, all edges red. The

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments.

Title: The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. Author: Place: Glasgow Publisher: David Bryce & Son Date: [c.1901] Description: 876 pp. Illustrated. 45x30 mm, full blindstamped black morocco, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Magnifying glass in pocket at rear. Housed in the

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Holy Bible: The Old and New Testaments

Title: Holy Bible: The Old and New Testaments Author: Place: Glasgow Publisher: David Bryce & Son Date: 1896 Description: 876 pp. 44x30 mm, original full blue morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. With an accompanying leather-cased magnifying glass in pocket at rear. Spielmann 24

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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The Thumb Confession Book

Title: The Thumb Confession Book Author: Place: Glasgow Publisher: David Bryce & Son Date: [1890s] Description: Not paginated. Illustrated, Each gathering of 8 leaves printed on a different color paper. 55x45 mm, original blue cloth, pictorially stamped in gilt on front, all edges red. A charming

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam

Title: The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam Author: Thompson, Eben Francis Place: Worcester, MA Publisher: Commonwealth Press Date: 1932-33 Description: Original box of quarter red morocco with marbled sides containing seven items: The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam, three copies, one 7x6 mm, one 46x38 mm

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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De Officiis ad Marcum Filium - with a fore-edge painting of a Roman scene

Title: De Officiis ad Marcum Filium - with a fore-edge painting of a Roman scene Author: Cicero, M. Tulius. Place: Paris Publisher: Jos. Barbou Date: 1773 Description: [iv], 346, [2] pp. Engraved frontispiece. 90x60 mm full red morocco, triple gilt-rule border, spine gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Mikrobiblion: Das Buch von den Kleinen Buchern.

Title: Mikrobiblion: Das Buch von den Kleinen Buchern. Author: Freyer, Kurt & Robert Petri, editors Place: Berlin Publisher: Horodisch & Marx Date: 1929 Description: 176 pp. 105x65 mm, original vellum over boards, lettered in red on front and spine, slipcase. No. 237 of 400 copies. Freyer's

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Opera Omnia, Recensuit Filon

Title: Opera Omnia, Recensuit Filon Author: Horatius Flaccus, Quintus Place: Paris Publisher: A. Sautelet Date: 1828 Description: viii, 229 pp. 77x50 mm, finely bound in full red morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt on spine and covers, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Binding

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Shakespeare's Works in miniature

Title: Shakespeare's Works in miniature Author: Shakespeare, William Place: New York Publisher: Knickerbocker Leather & Novelty Co. Date: c.1900 Description: 24 volumes. 72x52 mm. (3x2"), bound in matching brown flexible leathers, stamped in blind on covers and lettered in gilt on spines. With the

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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The Last Swallow from Canada

Title: The Last Swallow from Canada Author: Place: Canada? Publisher: Date: No date Description: Miniature book shape box. 53x31 mm stiff red leather pattern boards, title in gilt on front. Inside the box is an empty miniature scotch bottle, with cork. Charming. Lot Amendments Condition: Light wear

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Cocktails and How to Make Them, plus three other culinary miniature books...

Title: Cocktails and How to Make Them, plus three other culinary miniature books from Livermore & Knight Author: Place: Providence, RI Publisher: Livermore & Knight Date: 1905-1914 Description: Includes: The Tiny Book on Sandwiches. 97 pp. 1905. The Tiny Book on the Chafing Dish. 298 pp. 1905. The

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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The Diamond Songster: Containing the Most Approved Sentimental English...

Title: The Diamond Songster: Containing the Most Approved Sentimental English Songs & The Diamond Songster: Containing the Most Approved Humourous English Songs Author: Place: Baltimore Publisher: F. Lucas, Jun. Date: 1812 Description: 2 volumes in 1. 70, [2]; 70, [2] pp. 72x44 mm, period full calf

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Three book-shape match safes

Title: Three book-shape match safes Author: Place: New York Publisher: Artamount Date: No date Description: Three metal match safes, with sliding inserts. 45x35 mm, brown and gilt. With the original two-part box (originally holding 4). Great mid-century accoutrement for the book-loving smoker. Lot

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Pictures of English History, in Miniature

Title: Pictures of English History, in Miniature Author: Mills, Alfred Place: London Publisher: Darton, Harvey, and Darton Date: 1811 Description: 2 volumes. 96 engraved plates. 62x58 mm, period full red morocco, spines lettered in gilt. Text attributed to Priscilla Bell Wakefield. Lot Amendments

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Pictures of Roman History in Miniature

Title: Pictures of Roman History in Miniature Author: Mills, Alfred Place: London Publisher: Darton, Harvey, and Darton Date: 1817 Description: 96 pp. 48 plates. 64x57 mm, period full diced calf, spine gilt. Early Edition. First published in 1809. Lot Amendments Condition: Rubbed, hinges cracked

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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The Marvelous Miniature Library

Title: The Marvelous Miniature Library Author: Place: New York Publisher: Miniature Dictionary Publishers Date: [1920s?] Description: Six volumes, Each 55x40 mm, wallet-style leather bindings with snap closures, lettered in gilt, all edges red. Housed together on elastic bands in a larger wallet

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Petit Paroissien Romain Contenant les Offices des Demanches et des...

Title: Petit Paroissien Romain Contenant les Offices des Demanches et des Principales Fetes les Messes de Mariage et d'Entertainment Author: Place: Limoges Publisher: Marc Barbou & Cie. Date: [c.1900] Description: 128 pp. Frontispiece. 82x50 mm, finely bound in full brown morocco, boards with gently

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Photo Medallion Souvenir - Llandudno

Title: Photo Medallion Souvenir - Llandudno Author: Place: London Publisher: Charles Reynolds and Co. Date: [c.1850] Description: 16 circular lithograph views from photographs, descriptive text on the reverse. Bound accordion style. 48 mm diameter, folding accordion style into a circular card case

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Ta Tou Pindarou Olumpia. Ex Editione Oxoniensi [in Greek

Title: Ta Tou Pindarou Olumpia. Ex Editione Oxoniensi [in Greek] Author: Pindar Place: Glasgow Publisher: Foulis Date: 1754 Description: 158 pp. 82x55 mm, early full vellum, yapp edges, spine lettered by hand in black ink. The first volume in the Foulis press Pindar, three additional volumes were

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Three miniature books from S. Rosen of Venice

Title: Three miniature books from S. Rosen of Venice Author: Place: Venice Publisher: S. Rosen Publisher Date: 1906-07 Description: Includes: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets from the Portuguese. 1906. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 1906. Dante. The New Life. Translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Three miniature books published by Schmidt and Günther

Title: Three miniature books published by Schmidt and Günther Author: Place: Leipzig Publisher: Schmidt & Günther Date: 1907-1908 Description: Three fine miniatures, each approximately 50x35 mm, various leathers, lettered in gilt. Includes: Goethe, W. v. Faust. 1907. Goethe, W.v. Iphigenie auf

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Complete Works in 40 volumes, with bookcase

Title: Complete Works in 40 volumes, with bookcase Author: Shakespeare, William Place: London Publisher: Allied Newspapers Date: c.1930s Description: 40 volumes. 57x34 mm, original black leatherette. With the original three shelf bookcase. Lot Amendments Condition: Case complete but in pieces

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Shakespeare's Works in miniature

Title: Shakespeare's Works in miniature Author: Shakespeare, William Place: New York Publisher: Knickerbocker Leather & Novelty Co. Date: c.1900 Description: 24 volumes. 72x52 mm. (3x2"), bound in variously colored and textured flexible leathers, lettered in gilt. With the bottom portion of the

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 24 Aug 2017

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Works

Title: [Works] Author: Shakespeare, William Place: London Publisher: Anthony Treherne Date: 1904 Description: 40 volumes. 67x50 mm, full blindstamped green calf, spines lettered in gilt. Housed in the original two-shelf green cloth hinged box, "Shakespeare" in white lettered on lid. A very handsome

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 24 Aug 2017