(13) BOOKS, 1872 BROWNING, WILLIAM BLIGH, OTHERS(lot of 13) Books including: (4 volumes) Robert Browning, 1872, Second Edition, marbelized boards and page ends, leather spine; (2 volumes) Ancients Egypt, 1886; (2 volumes) The Bligh Notebook, facsimile of the log of HMS Bounty, William Bligh (1786-1817) fold out pages; "The Blessed Damozel", Rossetti, drawings by Kenyon Cook with removable black and white plates,
others including autographed pamphlet "Poets Corner", Jenny Lind Porter, largest: 10"h, 8"w, 1"d, 14.5lbs **Provenance: From the Estate of University of Texas Professor, Scholar and Poet, Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth (1926-2017)**
GROUP OF LEATHER BOUND EASTON PRESS BOOKS (56) 56 Leather bound Easton Press books, to include: A Passage to India, The Bridge Over the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, War & Remembrance (2 vols), The Essays (Bacon), Livy- History of Early Rome, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Vanity Fair, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Ivanhoe, Winds of War (2 vols), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Analects of Confucius, Decameron, Anna Karenina, First Circle, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Short Stories (Wilde), Heart of Darkness, Gulliver's Travels, Short Stories (Dickens), Women in Love, Confessionsof Jea-Jacques Rousseau, Canterbury Tales, Tales of Mystery & Imagination, Journal of the Plague Years, Madame Bovary, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Robinson Crusoe, Poems of Robert Browning, Confessions of Saint Augustine, Flowers of Evil, One Day In The Life, Adventures of Sherlock Holems, Arabian Nights, Return of the Native, The Alhambra, Two Plays for Pilgrims, War & Peace, Poems of Yeats, Plato's Dialogues on Love and Friendship, Odyssey of Homer, Portrait of a Lady, Lord Jim, Moby Dick, Crime and Punishment, Wuthering Heights, Poems of John Donne, Poems of John Keats, Three Plays (Ibsen), Pilgim's Progress, Talisman, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (2 Vols). Condition: All in excellent / unread condition. All (most) with Easton Bookplates applied.
GROUP OF 60 EASTON PRESS LEATHER BOUND BOOKS A Collection of 60 Easton Press leather bound books, as follows: Don Quixote, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Paradise Lost, Shakespeare Histories and Tragedies, Lord Jim (x2), Treasure Islande (x2), Huckleberry Finn, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Brave New World, Of Mice and Men, Doctor Zhivago (x2), Jane Eyre, Moby Dick (x2), Tales of Guy De Maupassant, Candide, Great Gatsby, Short Stories (Wilde), Light In August, Two Plays (Moliere), The Federalist, The Republic, Politics & Poetics, Poems of John Donne, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Three Musketeers, Portrait of a Lady (Henry James), Poems of Yeats, Aesop's Fables, The Essays (Francis Bacon), Wuthering Heights, The Sun Also Rises, The Wealth of Nations, Sea-Wolf, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde, Nineteen Eighty Four, Divine Comedy, Faust, The Mill on the Floss, Ivanhoe, Return of the Native, Fathers & Sons, David Copperfield, Short Stories (Dickens), Poems of Robert Browning, The Red Badge of Courage, Pride and Prejudice, Robinson Crusoe, Leaves of Grass, Crime and Punishment (x2), To Kill A Mockingbird, CAnterbury Tales, Brothers Karamazov, Vanity Fair, Two Plays for Puritans (60). Condition: Light shelf wear on some titles.
LARGE GROUP OF MISCELLANEOUS NOVELSComprising:
The Confessions of Rousseau , Volumes I-IV
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote , Volumes I-IV
Oliver Goldsmith, A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature , Volumes III and V
Captain R.H. Gronow, Recollections and Anecdotes: Being a Second Series of Reminiscences of The Camp, The Court, and The Clubs , Four Volumes
Francis Bacon, The Essays of Bacon
Francis Bason, Of Gardens
The Poetical Works of Robert Browning , Volume I
Wilkie Collins, The Frozen Deep; and Other Stories
Poetical Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson
G. Barnett Smith, Life of Queen Victoria 1819-1901
Selections from the Writings of John Ruskin
Mrs. Callcott, Essays Towards the History of Painting
Charles Mills, The History of the Crusades, for the Recovery and Possession of the Holy Land, Volumes I and II
Charles Mills, The History of Chivalry or Knighthood and its Times , Volumes I and II
John Morley, The Life of William Ewart Gladstone , Volumes I and III
The largest 9 x 6 x 1 3/4 in. (28 pcs).
A few books with detached cover boards, most with general wear to covers and pages, some in good overall condition. No further information is available for this lot.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.
Robert Browning's Poetical Works (London, 1888-1892; complete in 17 volumes). Together with Browning's Prose Life of Stafford (London, 1892). All bound identically in brown half-leather with the year of publication at the base of each spine.
IMPORTANT PINTAIL DRAKEAndrew A. Tull (1840-1915)
Philadelphia, PA, c. 1856
17 1/2 in. long
An exceptional Delaware River pintail drake, this example is a regional archetype quite distinct in form from other celebrated and later Delaware River pintail peers. This decoy is debuting in the modern decoy market after having resided in the Alberta Wingate family of Philadelphia for generations. Dating back to 1856 or prior, it is one of the earliest Philadelphia decoys known to exist.
The maker of this decoy has been inaccurately identified as John Blair by Henry Fleckenstein Jr. in his "New Jersey Decoys" book and by Harrison Huster and Doug Knight in "Floating Sculpture."
However, early decoy historians Bob White and Hal Sorenson were on the right trail when they discussed a closely related A Tull pintail in the 1977 "Decoy Collector's Guide," captioning, “This beautiful pintail drake from the lower Delaware River has “1856” stamped in the weight. It would well be a fore-runner to the “Blair” style.” Fellow Delaware River decoy legend Kenneth Gosner in 1985 gravitated towards White and Sorenson’s assessment when discussing an “A Tull” branded pintail in his Delaware River decoy treatise, writing, “obviously related to the Blair tradition and possibly predating the classic style.” Research by noted Delaware River decoy collector Jeff Martinides follows White, Sorenson, and Gosner’s beliefs as he points out that John Blair does not appear to land on the shores of America until 1865 — almost a decade after an “A Tull 1856” decoy was stamped.
In 2014 Russ Allen lifted the veil on the Tull mystery when he researched a pattern-making family from the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Andrew J. Tull was the son of John P. Tull. The 1860 U.S. Federal Census Report lists Andrew as following in his father’s footsteps as a pattern designer. Tull’s occupation as a pattern maker explains the beautiful lines and exacting construction of this decoy.
Though research on Andrew Tull is still ongoing, we know that on January 18th, 1863, Andrew married Emma Mathews, also of Philadelphia. Shortly thereafter, on April 1, 1864, at the age of twenty-two, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the vessel "Chicopee" as a firefighter.
In reviewing this Tull pintail lot, its sleek, hollow body draws to a long and sharply pointed tail which resolves with crisp chines on both the top and sides. The raised neck seat secures a slightly forward-reaching head with refined bill and eye groove carving. The underside is fitted with two small lead weights, one with the region's classic chamfers. The body is finished with exceptional and dynamic feather painting with a tight craquelure patina. The lively and well-executed feather painting technique stands out in a city known for its fine plumage representations. The paint on this bird is by far the best found on any Tull.
L-shaped cut nails revealed in this decoy circa 1860 are rare, and typically only found in the finest and earliest decoys, including the dove-tailed decoys and Osgood geese.
Exceptional early gunning paint with even wear and a minor chip under the bill tip.
Provenance: Alberta Wingate Collection, Philadelphia
Robert Brown, Philadelphia
Private Collection by descent from the above
Literature: Hal Sorensen, "The Blair Mystery," Decoy Collector's Guide, 1977, p. 74, Tull pintail illustrated.
Henry A. Fleckenstein Jr., "Decoys of the Mid-Atlantic Region," Exton, PA, 1979, p. 59, Tull decoy illustrated.
H. Harrison Huster and Doug Knight, "Floating Sculptures: The Decoys of the Delaware River," Spanish Fork, UT, 1982, pp. 38-39, Tull decoys illustrated.
Henry A. Fleckenstein Jr., "New Jersey Decoys," Exton, PA, 1983, p. 231, related Tull decoy illustrated.
Russ Allen, “Arthur Bartholomew Vance and the ‘Philadelphia School’,” Decoy Magazine, May/June 2014, pp. 2431, related Tull decoys illustrated.
Hal Sorenson, "Decoy Collector's Guide,” 1977, pp. 74-78, related Tull decoys illustrated.
Kenneth L. Gosner, “Working Decoys of the Jersey Coast and Delaware Valley,” Cranbury, NJ, 1985, p. 84, related Tull carvings illustrated.
79 EASTON PRESS LEATHER BOUND BOOKS80 leather bound books - 79 Easton Press and 1 Harvard Classics. 77 Easton Press The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written: Louisa May Alcott Little Women, Victor Hugo Les Miserables, Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ralph Waldo Emerson The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson, D.H. Lawrence Lady Chatterley's Lover, Leo Tolstoy War & Peace, Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo, Jack London The Sea-Wolf, Henry James The Portrait of a Lady, Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book, Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray, Edmond Rostand Cyrano de Bergerac, Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin, Charles Dickens David Copperfield, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Faust, George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion and Candida, John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men, Edward Fitzgerald Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Confucius The Analects of Confucius, Herman Melville Billy Budd and Benito Cereno, Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe, William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream, Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels, Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary, Bram Stoker Dracula, Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy, Charles Darwin On the Origin of Species, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Don Quixote, Henry David Thoreau Walden, Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Guy de Maupassant The Tales of Guy de Maupassant, George Eliot Silas Marner, Herman Melville Moby Dick, Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities, George Orwell Animal Farm, Aesop Aesop's Fables, Mary Shelley Frankenstein, Oliver Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer, Robert Browning The Poems of Robert Browning, Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales, William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet, H.G. Wells The Time Machine, Homer The Iliad, St. Augustine The Confessions of St. Augustine, Henry Fielding Tom Jones, John Milton Paradise Lost, Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights, James Fenimore Copper The Last of the Mohicans, Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Aldous Huxley Brave New World, Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage, Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina, Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms, Richard F. Burton The Arabian Knights, Thomas Paine Rights of Man, Sir Walter Scott The Talisman, Machiavelli The Prince, Sophocles Oedipus the King, Joseph Conrad Lord Jim, Livy History of Early Rome, John Boccaccio The Decameron, Charles Dickens Great Expectations, Emily Dickinson Poems of Emily Dickinson, Virgil Aeneid, Washington Irving The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories, Jules Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island, Walter Scott Ivanhoe, Homer The Odyssey, Thomas Hardy Tess of the d'Ubervilles, Samuel Butler The Way of All Flesh, Nathaniel Hawthorn The Scarlet Letter, Grimm's Fairytales, Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers; 1 Easton Press Greatest Books Ever Written: Herman Melville Moby Dick; 1 Easton Press Millenium Edition Harvard Classics Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays and English Traits; 1 Harvard Classics The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato, The Golden Sayings of Epictetus and The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.
KERR EBY(American, 1889-1946)
The Lobsterman, signed lower right "Eby", pastel on paper, sight 9 x 15 in.; gilt wood frame, 22 x 28 in.
Provenance: Jeannot Barr-Robert Brownlee FIne Art, Dallas, Texas (label verso); To Benefit WNC Bridge Foundation
hinged in at top edge, paper with slight toning, smudging under edges of mat; frame in good condition
Poetry, A Selection of works to include Cowper (William), Poems by William Cowper of the inner Temple in two volumes, 4th Edition, London, J. Johnson, 1788; The Poetical works of Robert Browning, 4 volumes, London, Smith, Elder & Co, London 1910; Gray (Thomas), The Poetical work of Thomas Gray, London, J. Bell, 1788 and three small volumes of poetry (11)/Provenance: The Estate of the late Diana & Gospatric Home, Lily Farm, Bucks
30 BRAND NEW LEATHERBOUND EASTON PRESS BOOKS: Eclectic variety of collector's edition literary classics. All fully bound in genuine leather w/ 22kt gold inlay, archival paper, gilded page ends, satin ribbon bookmarks. All in original shrink wrap, unopened. Titles include; The Flowers of Evil, Oedipus The King, The Talisman, Euripides, She Stoops to Conquer, Moby Dick, The Poems of Robert Browning, The Poems of John Donne, The Portrait of A Lady, The Oresteia, The Alhambra, The Confessions of Saint Augustine, Paradise Lost, The Analects of Confucius, Rights of Man, The Essay of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Of Mice and Men, Oscar Wilde, Aristophanes, The Sea Wolf, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Charles Darwin, Vanity Fair, Madame Bovary, LIVY History of Early Rome, The Pilgrims Progress, Three Plays, & Aeneid.
19TH C. AMERICAN & SWEDISH SILVER LADLES, 2PC A group of two silver ladles comprising: an American Southern coin silver "Fiddle" punch/soup ladle (marks of Robert Brown, Baltimore, circa 1830), with "G" monogram, and a Swedish sterling silver punch or toddy ladle, (marks of Blomstervall or Blomsterwall, Goteborg, 1840) and engraved "I.P. Kohn/1877" to the back of the handle. Both marked appropriately. Approx. l. 12.50", total approx. weight of, 5.83 ozt; (American); l. 15.25", total approx. weight of, 7.65 ozt.. Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. reserves the right to require payment for this Lot via secured funds such as wire transfer and/or certified check.
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