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1 Chinese Eglomise Painting, 19th century, the reverse painting on glass depicting a noble lady and her infant son in a curtained interior, in a pierced and carved wooden frame with a motif of bats, ruyi mushrooms and auspicious characters, overall, h. 27", w. 19".
Estimate: 800 - 1200
2 Chinese Export Eglomise Painting, late 19th/early 20th century, depicting a mother and her son, the mother depicted in a recumbent pose and the child seated upright, the mother's robes and curtains with a pattern of "Wan" characters, framed, image, 17-3/4" x 25-1/2", framed, 21" x 28-5/8".
Estimate: 600 - 900
3 Chinese Ancestor Portrait, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), ink and color on paper, depicting a Qing official seated beside an older female figure in red robes, each inscribed with gold ink, and two additional female figures, one in a green robe and the other a blue robe, framed, image, 42-1/4" x 36", framed, 45-1/4" x 38-3/4".
Estimate: 500 - 800
4 Man's Silk Jifu, ca. 1785, the dark blue silk with gold embroidery of dragons with flaming pearls, bats and ruyi clouds over a pattern of waves, the neck and cuffs trimmed with threads of gold-leaf over lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk couched with silk, lined with a lighter blue silk, l. 54-1/2", w, 82", sleeve to sleeve. Similar examples can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
5 Chinese Kesi Panel, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the embroidered silk panel, once the back of a Manchu robe, depicting four dragons amidst ruyi clouds and peonies over a motif of crashing waves, framed and mounted, overall, h. 44-3/4", w. 31-3/4".
Estimate: 700 - 1000
6 Chinese Kesi Panel, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the large embroidery on gold silk, depicting a pair of warriors on horseback as they entertain the emperor, set in a palace garden surrounded by mountains, a troupe of musicians play as the seated emperor and his highest ranking officials watch from a shaded pavilion, unframed, h. 69", w. 33-1/2".
Estimate: 800 - 1200
7 After Zhao Mengfu (Chinese, 1254-1322), "Groom with Three Horses", probably Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), ink and color on silk, inscribed "Third Month of Yuan Dade Year by Zi Ang", image 21" x 39", framed 27-7/8" x 46". Mounted and framed. This painting is a study of the famous Yuan Dynasty artist, Zhao Mengfu's equestrian works. The figure is dressed in the Mongol fashion. The horse, long a subject in Chinese art, represents military power, as well as grace, refinement and beauty.
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
8 Attributed to Zhang Jun (Chinese, 1881-1943), ca. 1942, ink on paper, mounted as a hanging scroll, the two figures, a sage and his young attendant, in a mountain landscape, inscribed and marked with a seal, an inscription on the exterior of the scroll, overall, h. 85", w. 20".
Estimate: 700 - 1000
9 Chinese Twelve-Panel Coromandel Screen, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the brightly painted black lacquer folding screen depicting an elaborately rendered village scene with numerous figures engaged in many pursuits, including greeting one another, weaving, boating, farming and fishing on one side, with smaller reserves at the top and bottom of each panel with vignettes of beautiful ladies, as well as bird and flower arrangements, the other side with eight cranes in a forest surrounded by prunus limbs, pine trees, bamboo and lingzhi, inscribed in the upper right corner, overall, h. 106-3/4", w. 216".
Estimate: 2500 - 4000
10 Korean Six-Panel Folding Screen, Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897), the six-panel screen in ink and color on paper, mounted with an ebonized wood frame, each panel of the scholar's screen with an arrangement of pink, red and yellow peonies and zoomorphic rocks, overall, h. 64", w. 110-1/4".
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
11 Shanxi Red-Lacquered Elm Cabinet, mid-19th century, the rectangular top above a case fitted with two doors featuring traditional hardware and a figural scene, above a deep shaped apron centered by a flowering vase, raised on square legs, h. 43", w. 37-1/4", d. 20-1/4".
Estimate: 600 - 900
12 Shanxi Red-Lacquered Elm Cabinet, mid-19th century, the rectangular top above a case fitted with two doors featuring traditional hardware and a figural scene, above a deep shaped apron centered by a flowering vase, raised on square legs, h. 43", w. 37-1/4", d. 20-1/4".
Estimate: 600 - 900
13 Chinese Softwood Cabinet, 20th century, with four painted and gilded doors, each bearing a bird and flower motif, with two interior drawers, h. 63-1/2", w. 54", d. 21-1/8".
Estimate: 600 - 900
14 Chinese Cabinet on Stand, 20th century, incorporating an antique wooden panel inlaid with hardstone, depicting peonies and rocks, h. 61", w. 32-1/2", d. 15".
Estimate: 700 - 1000
15 Chinese Giltwood Wall Case, 20th century, silk-lined with a glass front, the pierced and carved frame with decoration of birds, flowers and peaches, the interior fitted for shelves, h. 60-5/8", w. 45", d. 8-1/4".
Estimate: 500 - 800
16 Chinese Export Lacquered Quartetto Tables, 19th century, the nesting tables with harp-form legs, with various decorations of chrysanthemums, bamboo, prunus blossoms and lotus blooms, each with gilded dragon feet, h. 25-3/8" to 27-1/2", w. 10-1/4" to 11-3/4", l. 14-1/2" to 20-5/8".
Estimate: 700 - 1000
17 Pair of Chinese Hongmu Armchairs, 20th century, the two carved chairs with scrolling ruyi clouds on the arms and backs, h. 38-1/4".
Estimate: 800 - 1200
18 Antique Bidjar Runner, 3' 11" x 16' 2".
Estimate: 500 - 800
19 Reduced Antique Serapi Carpet, 9' 5" x 18'.
Estimate: 4000 - 7000
20 Antique Persian Sarouk Carpet, 5' x 7' 5".
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
21 Semi-Antique Sarouk Carpet, 12' 5" x 20' 2".
Estimate: 600 - 900
22 Silk Tabriz Carpet, 5' x 7'.
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
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24 Turkish Angora Oushak Carpet, 6' 6" x 9' 9".
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
25 Turkish Angora Oushak Carpet, 9' x 12'.
Estimate: 1200 - 1800
26 Semi-Antique Persian Serab Carpet, 5' 2" x 9' 5".
Estimate: 800 - 1200
27 Antique Serapi Carpet, ca. 1880, 8' 9" x 10' 8".
Estimate: 1500 - 2500
28 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Imprint, Charters of the Province of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia and Collection of all the Laws of the Province of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1742, 4to., in full brown calf, the boards laid with the original sheep with rolled decoration and fillet, attributed to bookbinder Charles Harrison (Boston, fl. 1736-1746), the spine with raised bands and gilt-lettered label, also cut and laid from the earlier binding, 11-3/4" x 7-1/2", presented in a black half leather and pebbled cloth book-form case with raised bands and gilt lettering, 12-1/4" x 9" x 2-5/8". [Miller 288; Curtis 75 & 76; Tower 670; Hildeburn 755 & 757] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Estimate: 4000 - 7000
29 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Imprint, Abel Morgan, Jr. (1713-1785), Anti - Paedo - Rantism Defended: A Reply to Mr. Samuel Finley's Vindication of the Charitable Plea for the Speechless Wherein His Repeated Objections Against the Baptism of Believers Only, and the Mode of It by Immersion, Are Again Examined and Refuted, Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin and David Hall, 1750, large 16mo, in full tan calf, the boards with tooled fillet, the spine with raised bands, 6-5/8" x 4-1/2". [Miller 508; Curtis 106; Hildeburn 1186] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana. William Campbell notes, in his Collection of Franklin Imprints in the Museum of the Curtis Publishing Company that this "was the last of four pamphlets of the controversy of Baptism between Samuel Finley of Nottingham, Md., and Rev. Abel Morgan of Middletown, N.J. Finley wrote in 1746 on infant baptism by sprinkling. Morgan, in 1747, wrote a reply maintaining baptism of believers by immersion. Finley wrote a Vindication in 1748, and Morgan replied with this Defence. Finley's pamphlets were published by William Bradford, and Morgan's by Franklin and Hall."
Estimate: 800 - 1200
30 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Imprint, Johann Arndt, (1555-1621), Samtliche Sechs Geistreiche Bucher Bom Wahren Christenthum [Six Books of True Christianity], Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin & Johann Boehm, 1751, 8vo, in [original?] full brown leather, the boards with brass corners and medallion, the spine with raised bands and later hand-written in yellow ink "Franklin Press / 1751", 7-3/4" x 5-3/4" x 3-3/4". [Miller 520; Curtis 108; Hildeburn 1204; Boston p. 29] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana. At 1,356 pages, the lengthiest book printed by Franklin.
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
31 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Poor Richard's Almanac for 1756, Richard Saunders [sic: Benjamin Franklin], Poor Richard Improved, Being An Almanack and Ephemeris of the Motions of the Sun and the Moon, The True Places and Aspects of the Planets; The Rising and Setting of the Sun; and the Rising, Setting and Southing of the Moon, for the Year of Our Lord 1756: Being Bissextile or Leap - Year, Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin and David Hall, [1755], first edition, small octavo printed paper pamphlet, stitched edge, presented in a floating glass frame edged in archival tape, sight 6-1/4" x 4". [Miller 608; Curtis 128; Ford 102; Hildeburn 1436; Stevens 15] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Estimate: 3000 - 5000
32 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Imprint, William Law (1686-1761), Extract from a Treatise by William Law, M.A., Called The Spirit of Prayer, Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin & Richard Hall, 1760, 8vo., in later brown half leather with marbleized board, the spine with vertical gilt title and date, 7-5/8" x 4-7/8". [Miller 731; Curtis 146; Hildeburn 1681] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Estimate: 600 - 900
33 Rare Staffordshire Pottery Figure of Benjamin Franklin, mid-19th century, English, the figure depicted in a flowered waistcoat and navy blue jacket, holding a document in one hand and a tricorn hat in the other, the base with the legend "Franklin", h. 14-1/4", w. 5-3/4", d. 4". Provenance: William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana. This lot is accompanied by some associated ephemera from the Pfaff collection, including a four-color print (with the original separations) of the figure as contributed by Pfaff to the American Printer magazine, a copy of the October 1925 issue of Antiques magazine, where an identical figure is illustrated on page 219, and a program from the dedication of the statue of Benjamin Franklin at Lafayette Square in New Orleans on October 20, 1926.
Estimate: 600 - 900
34 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Works, Two Early Editions, Benjamin Vaughan, ed., including Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces London: J. Johnson, 1779, first edition thus, 8vo., in full brown leather, the spine with raised bands and gilt lettering, 9" x 7-3/8" [Ford 342], and Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, London: G.G. J. & J. Robinson, 1793, 2nd ed., complete in two volumes, 12mo., in publisher's blue paperboard with printed paper spine, 7-3/4" x 5-1/4". [Ford 438] [3 books total.] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana. The 1779 text is the only edition of Franklin's non-scientific collected works issued during his lifetime with his knowledge and consent, containing an errata page complied by him. Vaughan was a longtime friend and correspondent of Franklin's.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
35 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Two Early English Volumes, including William Temple Franklin, ed., The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin, London: Henry Colburn, 1817, first edition, 4to., printed by A. J. Valpy, London, in full tan calf with gilt fillet, the spine with raised bands and brown panels with gilt lettering and decoration, with cut and tinted edges, 11-1/4" x 8-3/4" [Ford 555]; and The Way to Wealth, Written by the late Dr. Franklin, Extracted From His Political Works, Nottingham: C. Sutton, n.d. [ca. 1800], 12mo. pamphlet, the cover with a charming woodcut of Franklin, 6-3/4" x 3-5/8". [Stevens 135; Ford 142] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana. The Correspondence is the first edition of Franklin's private letters. It was intended to be the third volume of Franklin's writings edited by his grandson, William Temple Franklin (1760-1823), but the delayed production of the first two volumes occasioned that this was the first issued, sold separately.
Estimate: 600 - 900
36 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Works, Three Early English Editions, including [?Richard Price, ed.] The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, London: J. F. Dove, n.d. [ca. 1816], 32mo, in black full leather, the spine with gilt bands and lettering, 5" x 3-1/8" [Stevens 153; Ford 482]; [Mr. Marshall, ed.] The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, London: Longman, Rees, Hurst & Orme, 1806, 2 volumes (of 3; lacking v. III), printed by James Cundee, London, 12mo, in tan full calf, the boards with blind-stamped and gilt decoration and dentelle, with marbled endpapers and edges, 8-1/2" x 5-3/8". [Ford 550]; and Richard Price, ed., Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral, and Literary with His Life, Written By Himself, Chiswick: Thomas Tegg, 1824, printed by C. Whittingham, Chiswick, 32mo., in full brown calf with gilt fillet, the spine with gilt bands and lettering, 5-1/8" x 3-1/2". [Ford 497] [4 books total.] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Estimate: 500 - 800
37 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Autobiography and Essays, Three Early American Editions, including Life of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself, Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1794, 2nd American ed., 12mo., in full green leather with gilt and embossed fillet, the spine with raised bands, black panels and gilt lettering, 6-5/8" x 4-1/8". [Ford 387]; Essays, Humourous, Moral and Literary, of The Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Boston: John West & Co., 1811, printed by E. G. House, 12mo, in full brown leather, the spine with gilt bands and panels, 6-1/2" x 4-1/4". [Ford 552]; and Jared Sparks, ed. Life of Benjamin Franklin, Containing the Autobiography with Notes and a Continuation, Boston: Tappan & Dennet, 1844, first edition thus, printed by Metcalf & Co., Cambridge, MA, 8vo., in later full tan leather, the spine with gilt bands and lettering, cut and marbleized edges and marbleized endpapers, bookplate, 9" x 6". [Ford 409] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Estimate: 600 - 900
38 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Autobiography and Works, Two Early American Editions, Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin; Consisting of His Life Written by Himself, together with Humourous, Moral and Literary Essays, New York: E. Duyckinck, 1807, printed by J. C. Totten, 12mo., in full tan leather, the spine with gilt bands, red label and gilt lettering, 6-1/2" x 4-1/4". [Ford 465]; Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin Written by Himself and Continued by His Grandson and Others; Augmented by Much Matter Not Contained in any Former Edition with Postliminious Preface, Philadelphia: McCarty & Davis, 1837, 2nd ed., complete in two volumes, printed by I. Ashmead & Co., 8vo., in full tan leather, the spines with gilt bands, brown panels and gilt lettering, with cut and marbleized edges, 9" x 6". [Rinderknecht 44355; 2nd ed. of Stevens 178] [3 books total.] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Estimate: 600 - 900
39 Two Rare, Early Anonymous Biographies of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), including [James Jones Wilmer], Memoirs of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: With a Review of His Pamphlet, Entitled 'Information to Those Who Would Wish to Remove to America', London: A. Grant, 1790, first edition, 8vo., in later black half leather with marbled boards and gilt fillet, the spine with raised bands, gilt panels and lettering, 7-1/2" x 4-3/4". [Ford 998; Stevens 112; Buxbaum 1790:37]; and [Leonard Woods], Life of Benjamin Franklin, Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress of the War of Independence and of the Various Negotiations at Paris for Peace with the History of His Political and Other Writings, London: Hunt & Clarke, 1826, first edition, printed by William Close, London, 12mo., in publisher's blue paperboard with paper spine, 7-1/2" x 4-3/4". [Ford 1002; Buxbaum 1826:3] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana. The first title, an unfriendly account, was referred to as "Wilmer's Memoirs" by the Rev. Jonathan Boucher (1738-1804) - himself no admirer of Franklin's . Its author was thus identified as James Jones Wilmer (1750-1814), who was, like Boucher, a Maryland Loyalist. This second anonymous account of Franklin's life was an attempt to strip away the mythology and mystique that had already surrounded him. As such, the author renewed the charge that Franklin had plagiarized his "Parable Against Persecution". This led William Duane (1808-1882) to defend Franklin against the charge in his 1834 re-issue of Franklin's works, which in turn was rebutted in a letter to "The Literary and Theological Review" of March 1836 by the editor of the anonymous biography. The editor of "The Literary and Theological Review" was Leonard Woods (1774-1854), and the style and substance of the letter suggest strongly that Woods was the author of both the letter and anonymous biography.
Estimate: 500 - 800
40 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Works, Jared Sparks, ed., The Works of Benjamin Franklin, Boston: Tappan & Whittemore, 1844-1856, 2nd ed., complete in ten volumes, printed by George C. Rand, Boston, 8vo., in tan half calf with marbleized boards, the spines with black panels and gilt lettering and decoration, with cut and marbleized edges, with marbleized endpapers, 9-1/8" x 6-1/4". [Sabin 25606.2; see Ford 588 for first edition] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Estimate: 600 - 900
41 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Works, John Bigelow, ed. The Complete Work of Benjamin Franklin, New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1887-1889, first edition, limited Y/600 (lettered "Presentation Copy"), complete in ten volumes, printed by the Knickerbocker Press, New York, 8vo., in red half calf with marbleized boards and gilt fillet, the spines with raised bands and gilt lettering decoration, the top edge cut and gilt, with marbleized endpapers, 9" x 6-1/2". [Ford 600] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana. A very handsomely bound copy of the first major revision to Franklin's collected works since the Jared Sparks edition of 1836.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
42 Six Nineteenth Century Schoolboy Works About Benjamin Franklin, including an early copy of The Franklin Family Primer (1807); an early spurious "Parley's" Life of Benjamin Franklin (1836); a first edition of Samuel Hutchins, Benjamin Franklin: A Book for the Young and Old (1852); John Stevens Cabot Abbott, Benjamin Franklin: A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation(1876); and two collections of Franklin's writing (1888 & 1898), the former stamped ex libris "Home Institute / Sophie B.Wright, Prin. / New Orleans, LA". Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana. Detailed listing of all titles available on request.
Estimate: 500 - 800
43 Collection of Twenty-One Benjamin Franklin Bicentennial and Other Commemorative Volumes, including John Bigelow, ed., the limited "Federal Edition" of FranklinÆs Works (1904, in 12 vols.); The Grand Lodge of PennsylvaniaÆs Celebration of the Bi-Centenary of the Birth of Past Grand Master Brother Benjamin Franklin (1906); I. Minis Hays, ed., Calendar of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin in the Library of the American Philosophical Society (1908; in 6 vols.); American Printer: Business Paper of the American Printing Industry, "The Franklin Bicentennial Number"; v. 76, #2, January 20, 1923; and Lindsay Swift, Souvenir of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the International Benjamin Franklin Society (1930). Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana. Detailed listing of all titles available on request.
Estimate: 500 - 800
44 Twenty-Seven Reference and Other Books on Benjamin Franklin, including first editions of important bibliographic references: Henry Stevens, Franklin: A Bibliographical Essay on the Stevens Collection of Books and Manuscripts Relating to Dr. Franklin (1881); Paul Leicester Ford, Franklin Bibliography: A List of Books Written by or Relating to Benjamin Franklin (1889); Worthington Chauncey Ford, List of the Benjamin Franklin Papers in the Library of Congress (1905); Randolph Greenfield Adams, Franklin Passports: Passports Printed by Benjamin Franklin at his Passy Press (1925); first editions on works about Franklin's image and appearance, Albert De Groot, The Franklin Statue, The Record of the Proceedings and Ceremonies Pertaining to the Erection of the Franklin Statue In Printing House-Square (1872); Louis Arthur Holman, Scenes From The Life Of Benjamin Franklin: Reproductions of Paintings by Charles B. Mills In the Franklin Union, Boston (1916); John Clyde Oswald, Benjamin Franklin in Oil and Bronze (1926; two copies); first editions about Franklin as a printer, John Clyde Oswald, Benjamin Franklin: Printer (1917); Brad Stephens, Pictorial Life of Benjamin Franklin, Printer (1923); William Webb Clary, B. Franklin: Printer and Publisher (1935); a first edition of Carl van Doren's Pulitzer-Prize winning biography Benjamin Franklin (1938); monographs on singular aspects of Franklin's life, Curious and Facetious Letters of Benjamin Franklin, Hitherto Unpublished (1898); James Madison Stifler, The Religion of Benjamin Franklin (1925); Lewis James Carey, Franklin's Economic Views (1928); Paul Leicester Ford, Who Was the Mother of Franklin's Son? (1932); and eleven others. Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana. Detailed listing of all titles available on request.
Estimate: 600 - 900
45 John Ker (1673-1726), The Memoirs of John Ker, of Kersland in North Britain, Containing His Secret Transactions and Negotiations in Scotland, England, the Courts of Vienna, Hanover, and other Foreign Parts, London: the author, 1726, first edition, in two volumes, printed by Edmund Curll, London, 8vo., in full tan calf, the front board with stamped decorative border, the spine with raised bands and gilt numeration, 7-7/8" x 5-1/8". [Sabin 37600] The second volume of this important work contains an early account of the French possessions in America and their commercial impact, and it includes a fold-out map of the Louisiana Territories. A third volume, also from the notorious Curll (he and Ker met while incarcerated together) was printed posthumously.
Estimate: 700 - 1000
46 Acts Passed at the First Session of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Orleans, New Orleans: James M. Bradford, Printer to the Territory, "Published by Authority", 1805, first edition, 8vo., in full tan calf with embossed fillet, the spine with red and black labels with gilt lettering, also "Culbertson 1804" in ink, 7-1/4" x 5". [Jumonville NO 121] Provenance: The Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana. A handsome first edition of the first laws enacted in the Orleans Territory after its division from the District of Louisiana in March 1804.
Estimate: 500 - 800
47 Charles Gayarre (1805-1895), History of Louisiana, New Orleans: Hansell & Bro. Ltd., 1903, fourth edition; complete in four volumes, printed by L. Graham Co. Ltd., New Orleans, LA, in tan half calf with stamped fillet and marbleized boards, the spines with raised bands and red and black panels with gilt lettering, decoration and rule, the top edges cut and tinted, bookplate of William Pfaff, 8-1/2" x 6". [Jumonville LA 6702.4]
Estimate: 500 - 800
48 Alcee Fortier (1856-1914), Two Multi-Volume Histories of Louisiana, including History of Louisiana, Paris: Goupil and New York: Manzi, Joyant & Co., Successors, 1904, first edition, the limited "edition de luxe" [erased]/1000, complete in four volumes, in red half leather with gilt fillet and marbleized boards, the spine with raised bands and gilt lettering, rule and decoration, 10-1/4" x 7-3/8". [Jumonville LA: 6700]; and Louisiana [n.p.]: Century Historical Assoc., 1914, second edition, complete in three volumes, in black half leather with pebbled black cloth, the spines with gilt lettering, rule and decoration, with cut and marbleized edges, 10-3/8" x 8-1/8". [reprint of Jumonville LA:6701], both bookplate of William Pfaff. [7 books total.]
Estimate: 500 - 800
49 Three Multiple-Volume Sets on Louisiana History, including Memoirs of Louisiana: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Louisiana, Chicago: Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1892, first edition, complete in two volumes, printed by John D. Morris & Co., Philadelphia, PA, in red half calf with marbleized boards, the spines with gilt lettering, decoration and rule, the edges cut and gilt, 11-1/4" x 9-1/2". [Jumonville LA 6687]; James William Buel (1849-1920), ed., Louisiana and the Fair: An Exposition of the World, Its People and Their Achievements, St. Louis: World's Progress Publishing Co. , 1904, complete in ten volumes, in light blue cloth, the spine with paper label printed in black and red ink, the top edges cut and gilt, 9-1/2" x 6-5/8" (a comprehensive survey of the 1904 St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition, edited by the colorful J.W. Buel, former cellmate of the outlaw Cole Younger and (inaccurate) biographer of Wild Bill Hickok); and Henry Edward Chambers (1860-1829), A History of Louisiana, Chicago & New York: American Historical Society, Inc., 1925, first edition, complete in three volumes, in textured black cloth, the boards with stamped fillet, the spine with stamped bands and gilt letters, with cut and marbleized edges and endpapers, 10-7/8" x 8-1/4". [Jumonville LA 6688], all with bookplate of William Pfaff. [15 books total.]
Estimate: 500 - 800
50 George Washington Cable (1844-1925) and Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), Eleven First Editions and Others, including Cable first editions Old Creole Days (1879), The Grandissimes (1880), Madame Delphine (1881), The Silent South (1885), Strange True Stories of Louisiana (1889), Strong Hearts (1899), Lovers of Louisiana (1918) and Bylow Hill (1902, with decorative binding designed by Margaret Neilson Armstrong), with five later Cable editions ( two also with Armstrong bindings); and Hearn first editions Some Chinese Ghosts (1887), Chita: A Memory of Last Island (1889), and Essays in European and Oriental Literature (1923), with three later Hearn editions. Provenance: Collection of William Pfaff, New Orleans, Louisiana. Detailed bibliographic listing of all titles available on request. [19 books total.]
Estimate: 500 - 800
               
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