Sale 650: Fine & Rare Books - Art & Illustration - Asian & Asian-American Material

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Date of the auction: 09.08.2018

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Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

Title: Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Author: [Wilson, William (Bill W.)] Place: New York Publisher: Harper & Brothers Date: [1953] Description: (8vo) original cloth-backed boards, spine lettered in silver, dust jacket. First Edition, First Harper Printing. The scarce Harper's printing

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Magnificent Desolation: Images from the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission with the...

Title: Magnificent Desolation: Images from the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission with the Words of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Author: Aldrin, Buzz Place: Reno, NV Publisher: Jack Bacon & Company Date: 2009 Description: (Small 4to), silver leather and black cloth. No. 247 of 500 numbered copies. First, and only

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Archive of printed invoices and receipts to William J. Roy for bookbinding...

Title: Archive of printed invoices and receipts to William J. Roy for bookbinding supplies and equipment Author: Place: Publisher: Date: c.1897-1908 Description: Approximately 70 printed invoices and receipts from over 25 different distributors of book binding supplies and equipment. All are

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Armed Services Editions of Dracula and Frankenstein

Title: Armed Services Editions of Dracula and Frankenstein Author: Place: New York Publisher: Council on Books in Wartime Date: [c. 1946] Description: 2 volumes. (Oblong 16mo and 18 mo), illustrated wrappers. Armed Services Editions. Includes: Stoker, Bram. Dracula. Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein (Or

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Steps in Time

Title: Steps in Time Author: Astaire, Fred Place: New York Publisher: Harper & Brothers Date: 1959 Description: Illustrated from photographs. Black cloth, spine lettered in silver. Advance copy signed by Fred Astaire for presentation to friends of the author and the publisher. Lot Amendments

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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The Novels of Jane Austen

Title: The Novels of Jane Austen Author: Austen, Jane Place: London Publisher: J.M. Dent Date: 1892 Description: 10 volumes. (12mo) 17x10.5 cm (6¾x4¼") period green half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, top edges gilt. First Dent Edition. J. M. Dent succeeded Richard Bentley as publisher of

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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The Roving Bartender: Two Hemisphere Drinks for Home and Bar

Title: The Roving Bartender: Two Hemisphere Drinks for Home and Bar Author: Kelly, Bill Place: [Hollywood] Publisher: [Oxford Press] Date: [1946] Description: 79 pp. (8vo) original green cloth. First Edition. An alphabetical list of cocktails, from Absinthe to the Zombie. Scarce. Lot Amendments

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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The Thing Is

Title: The Thing Is Author: Bass, Ellen Place: Santa Cruz Publisher: Moving Parts Press Date: [n.d.] Description: Illustrated broadside. 56x45 cm (22x17 ½"). Illustrated by Kathryn Metz and printed by Felicia Rice (on Wookey Hole hand-made paper) in an edition of 50 copies - this copy being no. 5

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Historiæ ecclesiasticæ gentis Anglorum libri quinque, auctore Sancto...

Title: Historiæ ecclesiasticæ gentis Anglorum libri quinque, auctore Sancto & Venerabili Bæda Presbytero Anglo-Saxone, una cum reliquis ejus operibus historicis in unum volumen collectis. Cura et studio Johannis Smith... Author: Bede, the Venerable Place: Cantabrigiæ Publisher: Typis Academicis

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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The Use of the Blowpipe in Chemical Analysis and in the Examination of Minerals

Title: The Use of the Blowpipe in Chemical Analysis and in the Examination of Minerals Author: Berzelius, J[öns] J[acob] Place: London Publisher: Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy Date: 1822 Description: xxxix [1] 343 pp [1]. Translated from the French of M. Fresnel by J.G. Children. With three engraved

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Revolving wooden bookshelf

Title: Revolving wooden bookshelf Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 20th century Description: Revolving wooden bookcase. 85x49 cm (33x19") Sturdily built revolving bookcase, in an art deco style. Lot Amendments Condition: Some light wear; very good. Item number: 298559a

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Four early papers on optics by David Brewster in "The Philosophical...

Title: Four early papers on optics by David Brewster in "The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCXV Author: Brewster, David Place: London Publisher: W. Bulmer Date: 1815 Description: viii, 159, [1 blank], 26 pp. 6 engraved plates. (4to) 30x23 cm (11¾x8¾

Lot #: 12

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

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Archive of correspondence from Arthur Brisbane to Walter Winchell

Title: Archive of correspondence from Arthur Brisbane to Walter Winchell Author: Brisbane, Arthur and Walter Winchell Place: New York, mostly Publisher: Date: 1930s Description: Approximately 30 items, most signed or initialed by Brisbane, one signed by Winchell. Includes a few unsigned carbons

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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A Description of the Collection of Ancient Marbles in the British Museum...

Title: A Description of the Collection of Ancient Marbles in the British Museum, with Engravings Author: Various Authors Place: London Publisher: G. and W. Nicol et al Date: Various dates Description: Four volumes from an original series of eleven. Present are the third through fifth and the

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Notitia Parliamentaria: Or, An History of the Counties, Cities, and...

Title: Notitia Parliamentaria: Or, An History of the Counties, Cities, and Boroughs in England and Wales Author: Browne, Willis Place: London Publisher: Robert Gosling Date: 1730 Description: [12] xliv, 212 pp [32]. Woodblock head- and tail-pieces, woodblock historiated initials. (8vo) 19.8x12 cm

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which is to Come

Title: The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which is to Come Author: Bunyan, John Place: London Publisher: George Newnes Date: 1901 Description: 2 volumes bound in 1. [6], 228; [3], 210 pp. With frontispieces and numerous plates illustrated by Edmund J. Sullivan. (8vo), bound in paneled

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments, now...

Title: A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments, now entituled: The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night [and] Supplemental Nights to the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night Author: Burton, Richard F., trans. Place: No place Publisher: Printed by the Burton Club

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Extrauagantes Viginti Joannis Vigesimisecundi una cum Elega[n]ti Apparatu...

Title: Extrauagantes Viginti Joannis Vigesimisecundi una cum Elega[n]ti Apparatu Domini Zenzelini de Cassanis... Author: Place: Paris Publisher: Yolande Bonhomme Date: 1549 Description: LXII, [3] ff. Printed in red and black throughout; large printer's device from on title page. (4to) 22.5x16.5 cm

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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WITHDRAWN - The Sea Around Usthhw

Title: WITHDRAWN - The Sea Around Usthhw Author: Carson, Rachel L. Place: New York Publisher: Limited Editions Club Date: 1980 Description: Illustrated with color plates after photographs by Alfred Eisenstaedt. (4to) original dark blue buckram stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, acetate

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Silent Spring

Title: Silent Spring Author: Carson, Rachel Place: Boston Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company Date: 1962 Description: Illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling. (8vo) original green cloth, dust jacket. First Edition. Carson's influential and important expose on environmental issues, specifically the

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Consiliorum Eminentissimi Ivris Imterpretis

Title: Consiliorum Eminentissimi Ivris Imterpretis Author: Castro, Paul de Place: Venice Publisher: Apud Ioannem Baptistam Somascum. & fratres Date: 1570 Description: 2 volumes. [2], 242, [15]; 222, [10] ff. Printer's device on title pages, headpiece and historiated initial on dedication page

Lot #: 21

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

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Philipp Cave.

Title: Philipp Cave. Author: Breuil, Abbé Henri Place: London Publisher: Abbé Breuil Publications Date: [1957] Description: Volume Two of The Rock Paintings of Southern Africa. Written with the collaboration of Mary Boyle & Dr. E.R. Scherz. Illustrated with collotype plates of cave paintings. 37x27½

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Histoire de l'Eglise

Title: Histoire de l'Eglise Author: Choisy, Abbe Francois Timoleon de Place: Paris Publisher: Jean Baptiste Coignard, et al Date: 1703-23 Description: 11 volumes. (4to) 24.5x18 cm (9¾x7") period full calf, spines gilt, morocco labels, marbled endpapers, edges speckled red. First Edition. De Choisy

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Systems of Syntactic Analysis

Title: Systems of Syntactic Analysis Author: Chomsky, Noam Place: Publisher: Association for Symbolic Logic Date: 1953 Description: 242-256 pp. (8vo), printed wrappers. Rare offprint of Chomsky's article published in The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1953. Chomsky's first published work

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Le Lettere Familiari Latine Di M.T. Cicerone e d'Altri Autori

Title: Le Lettere Familiari Latine Di M.T. Cicerone e d'Altri Autori Author: Cicero Place: Venice Publisher: Paolo Baglioni Date: 1711 Description: [4], 451, [49] pages. Edited with commentary by Filippo Venuti and Giovanni Fabrini. Printer's device on title page, woodcut head-pieces. (folio) 33x22½

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Impressions of Bohemia

Title: Impressions of Bohemia Author: Coughlin, Jack Place: Carmel, CA Publisher: Pacific Rim Galleries Date: 1986 Description: 14-page saddle-sewn wrapper-bound commentary by Richard Dillon (preface by James Johnson) and 12 portrait etchings loose in separate wrappers, each with commentary

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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The Apocrypha According to the Authorized Version

Title: The Apocrypha According to the Authorized Version Author: Place: London Publisher: Cresset Press Date: 1929 Description: 14 wood engraved plates by various artists including G. Hermes, W. Skoczylas, R. Ben Sussan and D. Galanis. 32.5x21 cm (12¾x8¼") full vellum, gilt-lettered leather spine

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Jack Dempsey. The Idol of Fistiana. An Intimate Narrative with Numerous...

Title: Jack Dempsey. The Idol of Fistiana. An Intimate Narrative with Numerous Illustrations Author: Fleischer, Nat Place: [New York] Publisher: Ring Athletic Library Date: [1929] Description: xiv, 309 pp. Illustrations from photographs. (8vo) original three-quarter blue morocco and cloth, spine

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-Day Life, and Every-Day People

Title: Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-Day Life, and Every-Day People Author: Dickens, Charles Place: London Publisher: Chapman and Hall Date: 1839 Description: viii, 526 pp. Half-title not present. Illustrated with 40 etched plates by George Cruikshank, including frontispiece and

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 9 Aug 2018

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Singraven: de geschiedenis van een Twentsche havezate

Title: Singraven: de geschiedenis van een Twentsche havezate Author: Dohmann, Karl Place: Brussels Publisher: Belgium Librarie Nationale d'Art et d'Histoire Date: 1934 Description: 4 Volumes. Profusely illustrated with approximately 133 full-page, mostly B&W plates and with colored coats of arms

Lot #: 30

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

Date: 9 Aug 2018