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  • Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)

    Lot: 91
    Sold for: $415$350

    Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924), Autograph letter signed, June 21st, 1916, one page, to Antonio Beltolini (?), agreeing to a meeting on the coming Sunday, with holograph address panel, framed with more ...

  • Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry (1874-1922)

    Lot: 92
    Sold for: $2,133$1,800

    Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry (1874-1922), Two signed items; first, signed letter, November 15th, [19]14, one page, to Archdeacon Watkins, "On the eve of my departure from this sub Antarctic Island more ...

  • (Slave Sale Document)

    Lot: 93
    Sold for: $889$750

    (Slave Sale Document), Interesting slave sale document signed by Louis Petit, notary public, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, [1833], detailing the sale of seventeen slaves by John Fleming and his wife, more ...

  • Sousa, John Philip (1854-1932)

    Lot: 94
    Sold for: $770$650

    Sousa, John Philip (1854-1932), Autograph letter signed, February 10th, 1885, two pages, recipient unknown, enthusiastically praising a march that has been sent to him, "I regret exceedingly that I more ...

  • Stanley, Sir Henry Morton (1841-1904)

    Lot: 95
    Sold for: $178$150

    Stanley, Sir Henry Morton (1841-1904), Signature card with sentiment, November 13th, 1890, "Pure water is safer than wine for the health", 2 1/4 by 4 in. more ...

  • Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

    Lot: 95A
    Sold for: $1,422$1,200

    Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848), Argument of John Quincy Adams...in the Case of...Africans, captured in the Schooner Amistad...., New York: S.W. Benedict, 1841, wraps, in clamshell box, 8vo, more ...

  • Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

    Lot: 96
    Sold for: $326$275

    Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848), Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory, Delivered to the Classes of Senior and Junior Sophisters in Harvard University, Cambridge: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1810, first more ...

  • (Alaskan Exploration)

    Lot: 97
    Sold for: $89$75

    (Alaskan Exploration), Schwatka, Frederick (1849-1892), Three titles, Report of a Military Reconnaissance in Alaska, Washington, 1885; Along Alaska's Great River, New York: Cassell & Company, 1885; more ...

  • Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888)

    Lot: 98
    Sold for: $95$80

    Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888), Little Women, Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1869, parts one and two, first part second printing, second part first printing, in conforming brick red cloth with gilt more ...

  • (American Economics and Politics)

    Lot: 99
    Unsold  

    (American Economics and Politics), Alexander Del Mar (1836-1926), The Great Paper Bubble; or, the Coming Financial Explosion. A Campaign Document for 1864, New York, 1864, wraps, 8vo, (front wrap more ...

  • (American Indian), De Smet, Reverend Pierre Jean (1804-1873)

    Lot: 100
    Sold for: $237$200

    (American Indian), De Smet, Reverend Pierre Jean (1804-1873), New Indian Sketches, New York: D. & J. Sadler, 1863, original cloth, with frontis and plate, 8vo, (binding rubbed, scattered more ...

  • Amundsen, Roald (1872-1928), and Ellsworth, Lincoln (1880-1951)

    Lot: 101
    Sold for: $95$80

    Amundsen, Roald (1872-1928), and Ellsworth, Lincoln (1880-1951), Two titles, Our Polar Flight, New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1925, gilt pictorial cloth; and First Crossing of the Polar Sea, New more ...

  • Andersen, Hans Christian (1805-1875)

    Lot: 102
    Sold for: $148$125

    Andersen, Hans Christian (1805-1875), Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales with Illustrations by W. Heath Robinson, New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1913, original pictorial cloth, with sixteen mounted color more ...

  • (Andre, John (1751-1780), Extra Illustrated)

    Lot: 103
    Sold for: $326$275

    (Andre, John (1751-1780), Extra Illustrated), Sargent, Winthrop (1825-1870), The Life and Career of Major John Andre, New York: William Abbatt, 1902, numbered 180 of 500 copies, extra illustrated, more ...

  • (Antiphonal), European, 16th century

    Lot: 104
    Sold for: $8,295$7,000

    (Antiphonal), European, 16th century, likely Spanish, contemporary calf over boards, with openwork brass scroll and spear corners, raised bosses and clasp remnants, with three-page index, title more ...

  • (Architecture, Modern-Bauhaus), Wingler, Hans M.

    Lot: 105
    Sold for: $83$70

    (Architecture, Modern-Bauhaus), Wingler, Hans M., The Bauhaus-Weimar Dessau, Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1969, original cloth with slipcase, folio, (scattered foxing and spotting). more ...

  • (Arctic, Ethnography)

    Lot: 106
    Sold for: $30$25

    (Arctic, Ethnography), Rink, Henry, Tales and Traditions of the Eskimo, Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1875, cloth, 8vo, (spine sunfaded, minor bumping and chipping, minor toning, more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 107
    Unsold  

    (Arctic Exploration), Two titles: Franklin, Sir John (1786-1847), Arctic Searching Expedition, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1852, and An Arctic Boat Journey, Boston: Brown and Taggard, 1860, both more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration), Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857)

    Lot: 108
    Sold for: $119$100

    (Arctic Exploration), Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857), The U.S. Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin. A Personal Narrative, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854, original gilt pictorial more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration), Pictorial Cloth, Two Titles

    Lot: 109
    Sold for: $119$100

    (Arctic Exploration), Pictorial Cloth, Two Titles, Gilder, William H., Schwatka's Search, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881, (header chips, bumped, leaning, library markings with losses to more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration), Four Titles in Five Volumes

    Lot: 110
    Sold for: $89$75

    (Arctic Exploration), Four Titles in Five Volumes, Greely, Adolphus W., (1844-1935), three titles: Three Years of Arctic Service, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886, in two volumes, with more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 111
    Sold for: $119$100

    (Arctic Exploration), Three titles, Hall, Charles Francis, Arctic Researches and Life Among the Esquimaux, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866; Arctic Experiences: Containing Capt. George E. Tyson's more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 112
    Sold for: $89$75

    (Arctic Exploration), Three titles, Hayes, Isaac Israel (1832-1881), An Arctic Boat Journey, Boston: Brown, Taggard and Chase, 1860, with folding map, (hinges weak, cloth loss, sunfaded spine, more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 113
    Sold for: $89$75

    (Arctic Exploration), Three titles, Hayes, Isaac Israel (1832-1881), An Arctic Boat Journey, two copies, both Boston, one Brown, Taggard and Chase, 1860, (sunfading, dampstaining and bowing), the more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 114
    Sold for: $71$60

    (Arctic Exploration), Two titles, Hayes, I.I., The Open Polar Sea, New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1867; and Kneeland, Samuel, An American in Iceland, Boston: Lockwood, Brooks, and Company, 1876, more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 115
    Sold for: $89$75

    (Arctic Exploration), Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857), Arctic Exploration: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55, Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856, two more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration

    Lot: 116
    Sold for: $119$100

    (Arctic Exploration, Two titles, Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857), The Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854; M'Clintock, Sir Francis Leopold (1819-1907), more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 117
    Sold for: $71$60

    (Arctic Exploration), Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857), Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, '54, '55, Philadelphia: Childs and Peterson, 1856, in two volumes, embossed cloth, 8vo, (bumped, chipped, more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 118
    Sold for: $83$70

    (Arctic Exploration), Lamont, James, Yachting in the Arctic Seas, London: Chatto and Windus, 1876, numerous black and white plates, folding maps, bright blue cloth, 8vo, (bumped, chipped, scattered more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 119
    Sold for: $95$80

    (Arctic Exploration), Lamont, James, Seasons with the Sea-horses; or, Sporting Adventures in the Northern Seas, London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861, three-quarter morocco, 8vo, (wear to morocco, edge more ...