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  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 120
    Sold for: $71$60

    (Arctic Exploration), Three titles, Mikkelsen, Ejnar, Conquering the Arctic Ice, Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs, [c. 1909], pictorial cloth, 8vo; Fiala, Anthony, Fighting the Polar Ice, New York: more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 121
    Sold for: $89$75

    (Arctic Exploration), Nansen, Fridtjof (1861-1930), Two titles in three volumes, The First Crossing of Greenland, London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897, 8vo, (age wear to cover); and Farthest more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 122
    Sold for: $83$70

    (Arctic Exploration), Two titles, Nourse, Joseph E. (1819-1889), American Explorations in the Ice Zones, Boston: B.B. Russell, 1884, silver embossed pictorial cloth, (minor bumping and chipping, more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 123
    Sold for: $83$70

    (Arctic Exploration), Two titles, Richardson, Sir John, Arctic Searching Expedition, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1852, cloth, (soiling and spotting); Blackwood, Fredrick Temple (Lord Dufferin), more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 124
    Sold for: $83$70

    (Arctic Exploration), Three titles in five volumes, Rink, Henry, Danish Greenland, its People and its Products, London: Henry S. King & Co., 1877, pictorial cloth, 8vo, (bumped, chipped, spine more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 125
    Sold for: $119$100

    (Arctic Exploration), Five titles, The Last Voyage the "Karluk", 1916, signed by Robert A. Bartlett, Master of the "Karluk"; Macmillan, Donald, Four Years in the White North, 1918; Memoirs of Hans more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration and Maps/Charts)

    Lot: 126
    Sold for: $71$60

    (Arctic Exploration and Maps/Charts), Five titles in seven volumes, comprising a group of American Geographic Society of New York publications: Boyd, Louise A., The Fiord Region of East Greenland, more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 127
    Sold for: $89$75

    (Arctic Exploration), Two titles, Cruise of the Revenue-Steamer Corwin in Alaska and the N. W. Arctic Ocean, Washington: 1883, with nine plates, (two plates with minor chips); and Report of the more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 128
    Sold for: $89$75

    (Arctic Exploration), Two titles, Narrative of the North Polar Expedition, Washington: 1876, with numerous plates; and Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition, edited by J.E. Nourse, Washington: more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 129
    Sold for: $53$45

    (Arctic Exploration), Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall, J. E. Nourse, editor, Washington: 1879, with pull out folding map, gilt pictorial cloth, 4to, (front gather more ...

  • (Arctic Exploration)

    Lot: 130
    Sold for: $119$100

    (Arctic Exploration), The Voyage of the Jeannette. The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. De Long, Emma De Long, editor, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1883, two volumes, pictorial cloth, more ...

  • (Arctic Ornithology, One Title in Three Volumes)

    Lot: 131
    Sold for: $237$200

    (Arctic Ornithology, One Title in Three Volumes), Salomonsen, Finn, Gronlands Fugle/The Birds of Greenland, Copenhagen: Ejnar Munksgaard, [1949-51], with folding maps and colored plates, wraps with more ...

  • (Arts), Dossie, Robert (d.1777)

    Lot: 132
    Sold for: $119$100

    (Arts), Dossie, Robert (d.1777), Handmaid to the Arts, London: J. Nourse, 1764, second edition, two volumes, contemporary tree calf, 8vo, (hinges starting, spine cracked, internal scattered more ...

  • Austen, Jane (1775-1817)

    Lot: 133
    Sold for: $3,851$3,250

    Austen, Jane (1775-1817), Pride and Prejudice: A Novel, London: G. Sidney for T. Egerton, 1813, first edition, three volumes, old calf, 12mo, (all half-titles lacking and title pages lacking from more ...

  • (Aviation)

    Lot: 134
    Sold for: $237$200

    (Aviation), Thomas, Lowell, The First World Flight, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925, numbered 49 of 575 copies signed by each of the World Flyers, half vellum, slipcased, 8vo, more ...

  • Bacon, Thomas (1700?-1768)

    Lot: 135
    Sold for: $385$325

    Bacon, Thomas (1700?-1768), Laws of Maryland at Large, with Proper Indexes, Annapolis: Jonas Green, 1765, [1766], first collected edition, half morocco, folio, (spine off and covers detached, more ...

  • Barrie, Sir James Matthew (1860-1937)

    Lot: 136
    Sold for: $71$60

    Barrie, Sir James Matthew (1860-1937), Peter and Wendy, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911, first American edition, original gilt pictorial cloth, with twelve plates, 8vo, (covers frayed to more ...

  • Bayle, Pierre (1647-1706)

    Lot: 137
    Sold for: $296$250

    Bayle, Pierre (1647-1706), A General Dictionary, Historical and Critical . . ., London: J. Roberts, 1734-1741, in ten volumes, contemporary tree calf, folio, (volume I with front cover off, two more ...

  • Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-1898) and Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900)

    Lot: 138
    Sold for: $142,200$120,000

    Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-1898) and Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900), A Platonic Lament, Important original illustration for Salome: A Tragedy in One Act, published in 1894. India ink and pencil on paper, more ...

  • Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-1898) and Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900)

    Lot: 139
    Sold for: $213,300$180,000

    Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-1898) and Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900), The Climax, Important original illustration for Salome: A Tragedy in One Act, published in 1894. India ink and pencil on paper, signed more ...

  • Belknap, Jeremy (1744-1798)

    Lot: 140
    Sold for: $59$50

    Belknap, Jeremy (1744-1798), The History of New Hampshire, Boston: 1791-1792, volumes I and II only, tree calf, 8vo, (vol. I lacking spine, vol. II with loss to foot of spine, overall wear, markings more ...

  • Benet, Stephen Vincent (1898-1943)

    Lot: 141
    Sold for: $71$60

    Benet, Stephen Vincent (1898-1943), The Devil and Daniel Webster, Weston, Vermont: The Countryman Press, [1937], original cloth with glassine wrap and slip-case, number 363 of 700, signed by Benet more ...

  • Benson, Frank Weston (1862-1951)

    Lot: 142
    Sold for: $267$225

    Benson, Frank Weston (1862-1951), Etchings and Drypoints by Frank W. Benson, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923, volume III only, original cloth and boards, numbered 386 of 525, more ...

  • Bible in English, [Tyndale, William]

    Lot: 142A
    Sold for: $237$200

    Bible in English, [Tyndale, William], Leaf from the "Blank Stone" edition of the New Testament: [Antwerp, 1516], the last leaf from the Acts of the Apostles, framed, (minor toning and smudging). more ...

  • Bible in Latin

    Lot: 143
    Sold for: $267$225

    Bible in Latin, Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis, Sixti V. et Clementis VIII., Matriti: Typis Societis, 1799, contemporary gilt tooled and lettered tree calf, with engraved frontis, 4to, (light more ...

  • Birkbeck, Morris (1764-1825)

    Lot: 144
    Sold for: $178$150

    Birkbeck, Morris (1764-1825), Notes on a Journey in America, from the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois, London: 1818, second edition, with hand colored folding map, three quarter green more ...

  • Blackstone, Sir William (1723-1780)

    Lot: 145
    Sold for: $1,185$1,000

    Blackstone, Sir William (1723-1780), Commentaries on the Laws of England, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1773, fifth edition, four volumes, old gilt tooled calf, 8vo, (rebacked, edges worn, very light more ...

  • (Boston)

    Lot: 145A
    Sold for: $207$175

    (Boston), Snow, Caleb H., A History of Boston...., Boston: Abel Bowen, 1828, second edition, later cloth, 4to, (title page and preface page with tape repairs, scattered soiling, library markings more ...

  • Boswell, James (1740-1795)

    Lot: 146
    Sold for: $2,489$2,100

    Boswell, James (1740-1795), The Life of Johnson, London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791, first edition, likely second issue, two volumes, Volume I with frontis portrait of Johnson, more ...

  • (Botanical), Wirt, Mrs. E.W.

    Lot: 147
    Sold for: $770$650

    (Botanical), Wirt, Mrs. E.W., Flora's Dictionary, Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Junr., 1837 or later, gilt pictorial morocco, with hand colored title and fifty-three of fifty-six hand colored plates, more ...