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Auction 2433

November 16, 2008 11:00AM

11-16-2008 11-16-2008

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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(Botanicals, Asian)

(Botanicals, Asian)

Lot:
148
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(Botanicals, Asian), Icones Plantarum Omeiensium, edited by Wen-Pei Fang, Szechuan: The National Szechuan University, 1942, Volume I, Number 1, with numerous woodcut botanical plates on rice paper, More ...

(Botanical Illustration), Sargent, Charles Sprague (1841-1927)

(Botanical Illustration), Sargent, Charles Sprague (1841-1927)

Lot:
149
Sold for:
$415$350

(Botanical Illustration), Sargent, Charles Sprague (1841-1927), The Silva of North America: A Description of the Trees which Grow Naturally in North America, Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin More ...

(Botanical Illustration), Sweet, Robert (1783-1835)

(Botanical Illustration), Sweet, Robert (1783-1835)

Lot:
150
Sold for:
$593$500

(Botanical Illustration), Sweet, Robert (1783-1835), Geraniaceae. The Natural Order of Gerania, London: James Ridgway, 1824-1826, Volume III only (of five), gilt lettered and tooled moss green calf, More ...

(Botanical Management), Burbank, Luther (1849-1926)

(Botanical Management), Burbank, Luther (1849-1926)

Lot:
151
Sold for:
$267$225

(Botanical Management), Burbank, Luther (1849-1926), Luther Burbank, His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application, New York and London: Luther Burbank Press, 1914-1915, twelve More ...

(Botanical Illustration, Medicine), Barton, William P.C., Presentation Copy

(Botanical Illustration, Medicine), Barton, William P.C., Presentation Copy

Lot:
151A
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(Botanical Illustration, Medicine), Barton, William P.C., Presentation Copy, Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States; or Medical Botany, Philadelphia: Matthew Carey & Son, 1817, first edition, More ...

Burney, Frances (1752-1840)

Burney, Frances (1752-1840)

Lot:
152
Sold for:
$237$200

Burney, Frances (1752-1840), Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, London: Henry Colburn, 1842, seven volumes, three quarter pink morocco, 8vo, (Vol. I with frontis portrait torn and chipped, and More ...

Burns, Robert (1759-1796)

Burns, Robert (1759-1796)

Lot:
153
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

Burns, Robert (1759-1796), Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, Edinburgh: printed for the author and sold by William Creech, 1787, first Edinburgh edition, first issue, with "Boxburgh" instead of More ...

Bush, George (b. 1924)

Bush, George (b. 1924)

Lot:
154
Sold for:
$296$250

Bush, George (b. 1924), All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings, New York: Scribner, 1999, first edition, signed bookplate laid onto flyleaf, 8vo, (very good to More ...

Byron, Lord George Gordon Noel (1788-1824)

Byron, Lord George Gordon Noel (1788-1824)

Lot:
155
Sold for:
$474$400

Byron, Lord George Gordon Noel (1788-1824), Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. A Romaunt., London: John Murray, 1841, with sixty-one steel engravings plus frontis portrait and folding map, gilt tooled full More ...

Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921), Original Drawing

Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921), Original Drawing

Lot:
156
Sold for:
$593$500

Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921), Original Drawing, Key, Pierre V. R., Enrico Caruso, A Biography, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1922, De Luxe Edition, numbered 59 of 99 copies, with subscriber's More ...

Catlin, George (1796-1872)

Catlin, George (1796-1872)

Lot:
157
Sold for:
$88,875$75,000

Catlin, George (1796-1872), Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America.....Forty-eight of the Wildest and Most Remote More ...

Chandler, Raymond (1888-1959)

Chandler, Raymond (1888-1959)

Lot:
158
Sold for:
$4,740$4,000

Chandler, Raymond (1888-1959), The Big Sleep, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939, first edition, first issue, original orange cloth with blue lettering, with dust jacket and unclipped price, 8vo, More ...

(Chemistry), Leonhard, Carl Caesar von (1779-1862)

(Chemistry), Leonhard, Carl Caesar von (1779-1862)

Lot:
159
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(Chemistry), Leonhard, Carl Caesar von (1779-1862), Handbuch der Oryktognosie, Heidelberg: Mohr und Winter, 1821, original boards, with six of seven folding plates, 8vo, (spine lacking, spotting and More ...

(Chinese Exploration), Nieuhoff, Jan

(Chinese Exploration), Nieuhoff, Jan

Lot:
160
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

(Chinese Exploration), Nieuhoff, Jan, L'Ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale des Provinces Unies vers l'empereur de la Chine, ou Grand Cam de Tartarie..., Leiden: Jacob de Meurs, 1665, first edition More ...

Clampitt, Amy

Clampitt, Amy

Lot:
161
Sold for:
$59$50

Clampitt, Amy, A Homage to John Keats, [Louisville, Kentucky]: Sarabande Press, 1984, original wraps with cloth slipcase, one of 250 unnumbered copies, signed by author, folio, (very good). More ...

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

Lot:
161A
Sold for:
$533$450

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade), New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885, first edition, first issue, with all first issue points More ...

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

Lot:
162
Sold for:
$770$650

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrims' Progress, London: Chatto & Windus, 1899, two volumes from The Writings of Mark Twain, Author's Edition De Luxe, More ...

Colvocoresses, George M.

Colvocoresses, George M.

Lot:
163
Sold for:
$119$100

Colvocoresses, George M., Four Years in the Government Exploring Expedition; commanded by Captain Charles Wilkes . . ., New York: R.T. Young, 1853, second edition, gilt pictorial cloth, 8vo, (bumped More ...

Combe, Charles, Illustrator, Original Drawings

Combe, Charles, Illustrator, Original Drawings

Lot:
164
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Combe, Charles, Illustrator, Original Drawings, Black and brown illustrations drawn into Le Baron Ch. Davillier's L'Antiquaire, Paris: 1870, profusely illustrated, original wraps, slipcased, 12mo, More ...

Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933), Signed Copy

Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933), Signed Copy

Lot:
165
Sold for:
$444$375

Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933), Signed Copy, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929, first trade edition, signed on leaf after half title "To Russell H. More ...

Cowper, William (1731-1800)

Cowper, William (1731-1800)

Lot:
166
Sold for:
$59$50

Cowper, William (1731-1800), Table Talk, and Other Poems, London: John Sharpe, 1825, three volumes, gilt tooled and lettered purple calf, 12mo, (chipped and bumped, hinges weak, spotting to More ...

(Crowninshield Family Bible)

(Crowninshield Family Bible)

Lot:
167
Sold for:
$178$150

(Crowninshield Family Bible), The Holy Bible, Containing Old and New Testaments, Oxford: University Press, 1859, original gilt decorated and lettered crushed morocco, with family register filled in, More ...

Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989)      50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship

Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship

Lot:
168
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Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship/Book with an Original Drawing, 1948, published by New York: The Dial Press, translated by Haakon M. Chevalier, numbered 6 of More ...

Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)

Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)

Lot:
169
Sold for:
$39,105$33,000

Darwin, Charles (1809-1882), On The Origin Of Species By Means of Natural Selection, London: John Murray, 1859, first edition, first issue, original gilt lettered and stamped green pebbled cloth in More ...

Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)

Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)

Lot:
170
Sold for:
$326$275

Darwin, Charles (1809-1882), The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, London: John Murray, 1872, sixth edition, gilt lettered half calf with cloth prize binding by Sangorski and More ...

(Decorative Binding)

(Decorative Binding)

Lot:
171
Sold for:
$30$25

(Decorative Binding), The Crown Book of the Beautiful, the Wonderful and the Wise, Philadelphia: John C. Winston & Co., 1887, gilt tooled, lettered and paneled morocco, 8vo, (spine lightly More ...

(Decorative Bindings), Alison,  Sir Archibald (1792-1867)

(Decorative Bindings), Alison, Sir Archibald (1792-1867)

Lot:
172
Sold for:
$356$300

(Decorative Bindings), Alison, Sir Archibald (1792-1867), The History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons, Edinburgh and London: William More ...

(Decorative Bindings)

(Decorative Bindings)

Lot:
173
Sold for:
$267$225

(Decorative Bindings), Encyclopaedia Britannica. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, New York: Samuel L. Hall, 1878-1888, twenty-four volumes, three-quarter morocco, 4to, (edges More ...

(Decorative Bindings)

(Decorative Bindings)

Lot:
174
Sold for:
$178$150

(Decorative Bindings), Balzac, Honore de (1799-1850), Works, Philadelphia: Gebbie & Company, 1901, thirty-five volumes, burgundy cloth, 8vo, (with minor bumping, chipping, and wear, toning). More ...

(Decorative Bindings), Newman, John Henry Cardinal (1801-1890)

(Decorative Bindings), Newman, John Henry Cardinal (1801-1890)

Lot:
175
Sold for:
$1,007$850

(Decorative Bindings), Newman, John Henry Cardinal (1801-1890), The Works of Cardinal Newman, New York, Bombay and Calcutta: Longmans, Green and Co., 1903-1911, thirty-nine volumes, gilt lined and More ...