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Opere Scelte di Metastasio, seconda edizione, con aggiunte, Seven volumes, in Italian. [Second volume lacking title page.], 1819, Avignone, France: Presso Fr. Seguin Aîné, stampatore e librajo. (1594 pp.)
Tomo I. Siroe, Artaserse, Adriano. (243 pp.)
Tomo II. Demetrio, Issipile, Olympiade. (242 pp.)
Tomo III. Demofoonte, La Clermenza di Tito, Achille in Sciro. (243 pp.) .
Tomo IV. Ciro Riconosciuto, Temistocle, Zenobia (239 pp.) .
Tomo V. Ipermestra, Antigono, Attilio Regolo. (200 pp.)
Tomo VI. La Morte d’Abel, Isacco Figura del Redentore, Giuseppe Roconosciuto, Betulia Liberata, Gioas Re di Giuda, La Passione di Gesù Cristo. (187 pp.)
Tomo VII. L’Isola Disabitata, Il Sogno de Scipione, Alcide al Bivio, Il Trionfo d’Amore, ec. Also: Poesia diverse e sonetti. (240 pp.)
Seven-volume set of collected works by the celebrated 18th-century poet and librettist, with six volumes dedicated to his historical plays. Seven vols., Green leather with gilt border design, edges worn. Marbled endpapers, bookplates belonging to “Wm. J. Rotch” with Roche family crest in front of each volume. Vol. II missing title page. Some title pages have small penciled name “E.R. Arnold” at top. Most pages show very slight foxing, very good. (6903) $195.00. Literature/Italian.
Robertson’s Theatre: Three Tragedies and One Comedy: London Merchant, The, or the History of George Barnwell by George Lillo; Royal Convert, The, by Nicholas Rowe; The Spanish Fryar; or the Double Discovery, by John Dryden; and Douglas, by John Home 1774-1776. Edinburgh, Scotland: J. Robertson. Collection of three tragedies by Lillo, Rowe and Home, and comedy, by Dryden, all bound in one book. Lillo's tragedy is an 18th century morality play about a young apprentice who falls in love with a lovely, but wicked courtesan. Royal Convert takes place in Kent, England about 20 years after the first invasion of Britain by the Saxons. Dryden's comedy pokes fun at the Spanish and Roman Catholics, at a time when Britain was very conflicted about Catholicism. Home's tragedy, Douglas, stirred up a hornet's nest in Edinburgh, between Presbyterians and supporters of the stage. Each play includes a frontispiece illustration. 273 pp. 10 x 17 cm. Calf on board, front cover detached. Title on spine is "Robertson's Theatre". Both front and back calf is cracked and quite worn, and spine shows unsuccessful efforts to hold front board on with tape. Text block good. Overall poor. (2722) $90.00. Literature/Drama
Scelta Di Favole; Racolte da' piu celebri Autori Francesi, e Rese in Italiano by De La Motte Fenelon. 1816 Napoli, Italia: A. Garruccio Stampatore Fifteen small (fables) -readings, incl. some in French, with adjoining translations in Italian. 110 pp. 14 x 21.5cm Fair condition, paper bound, very rough cut. Engraved illustration as frontispiece. (0184) $55.00. Literature/Fiction.
Sheet Music, Music Books
Trumpet Notes for the Temperance Battle-Field; a careful compilation from the best sources for Temperance Assemblies, Gospel Temperance and Prohibition Meetings, etc. by Stearns, J.N. and Main, H.P. 1888 New York, NY: National Temperance Society and Publication House. The power of song in the Temperance Movement cannot be overestimated. "Trumpet Notes" is a compilation of the choicest temperance songs, to aid in the growing sentiment against drink and the saloons. "Lift Up Your Voice in Trumpet Notes", “God's Clock Has Struck the Hour", "Daybreak", "Freedom's Day" and "Blow the Temperance Trumpet." 192 pp. 13.5 x 20.5 cm. Decorated paper on board, stains on cover. Bookmark from Helen P. Ross. Inside front hinge of book contains cracks, other defects. Good. (5427) $42.00. Music/Temperance
Trumpet Notes for the Temperance Battle-Field; a careful compilation from the best sources for Temperance Assemblies, Gospel Temperance and Prohibition Meetings, etc. by Stearns, J.N. and Main, H.P. 1888. New York, NY: National Temperance Society and Publication House. The power of song in the Temperance Movement cannot be overestimated. "Trumpet Notes" is a compilation of the choicest temperance songs, to aid in the growing sentiment against drink and the saloons. "Lift Up Your Voice in Trumpet Notes", “God's Clock Has Struck the Hour", "Daybreak", "Freedom's Day" and "Blow the Temperance Trumpet." 192 pp. 13.5 x 20.5 cm. Decorated paper on board, stains on cover. Inside front hinge of book cracked. Poor. (5429) $36.00. Music/Temperance
Virgil: Opera P. Virgilii Maronis by Virgil (P. Virgilius Maro); Nova Editio Stereotypa Iteratus Curis, Castigata et Expolita 1824. Lipsiae (Leipzig): Sumtibus et Typis Car. Tauchnitii. [Karl Tauchnitz].
Latin text by Virgil. Bucolicon Liber. Georgicon Libri I,II, III, IV. Aeneidos Libri I,II,III,IV,V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII. Culex Ad Octavium. Ciris Ad Messalam. Catalecta. Copa. Moretum. This was a classic text for Scholars in the nineteenth century. 434 pp. 9.5 x 13.5 cm. Quarter leather and marbled paper on board. Leather spine is cracked and worn. Frontispiece contains profile bust of P. Virgilius Maro. Good. (1738) $55.00. Literature/Educational
Me. Tityre, tu patulae recubans sub tegmine fagi
Silvestrem tenuis Musam medtaris avena:
Nos patriae fines et dulcia linquimus arva;
Nos patriam fugimus: tu, Tityre, lentus in umbra
Formosam resonare doces Amaryllida silvas.
You, Tityrus, 'neath a broad beech-canopy
Reclining, on the slender oat rehearse
Your silvan ditties: I from my sweet fields,
And home's familiar bounds, even now depart.
Exiled from home am I; while, Tityrus, you
Sit careless in the shade, and, at your call,
"Fair Amaryllis" bid the woods resound.
Songs of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; Second Edition by Egner, Lieutenant Philip; Mayer, Frederick C. 1925 West Point, NY Egner & Mayer. 87 pp. 19 x 27 cm. Book of Songs for Cadets at West Point, includes "Alma Mater", "The Corps", Petition", "Army Blue", "Benny Havens, Oh!", "Hoo-rah for the Army Team", "On, Brave old Army Team", "Artillery Song", "Good-Night, Navy!", "Good-bye, Dear Old Kaydet Gray", "Down in Maryland", more. Grey cloth on board, very good. No dj. (3146) $26.00. Music
Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, New Edition, with Illustrations and a Bibliography of the Work by George Bullen, Esq. F.S.A. by Stowe, Harriet Beecher. 1879 Boston, MA: Houghton, Osgood and Company. This interesting edition begins with a 57-page Introduction and Bibliography, which includes a letter from the famous Singer Jenny Lind, a rather chiding letter from Charles Dickens, and a long list of the titles under which this book has been published in many languages around the world. This book has an 1851 and 1878 copywrite, and this edition is an elegant testimony to the worldwide interest and the tremendous change brought on by this book. Includes newspaper clipping, from a 1908 Boston newspaper, reporting the death of Mrs. George C. Howard (Caroline E. Fox), who played the original "Topsy" in blackface in the stage version of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" all over the world. 529 pp. 14 x 20 cm. Brown cloth on board with elaborate gilt illustrated cover and spine featuring inset of Uncle Tom and Eva (?). Slight wear at heel and toe of spine, and 1 x 3 cm hole cut in one front free endpaper, probably to excise an owner name. At pp. 282-283 there is minor shadowing from a 1908 newspaper clipping, which is still inserted. Otherwise, a very clean and elegant copy. (1436) $95.00. Literature/Civil War
NAVY, NAUTICAL AND MARINE MATERIALS
Bluejacket's Manual, United States Navy, 1940, Tenth Edition 1940 Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute. When sailors joined the U.S. Navy in 1940, this is the book they studied, The kept it close to their heart in boot camp, and it went in their seabag when they went aboard ship. This copy has owner's name on front free endpaper. Includes information for new recruits, information all Navy enlisted men must know: Discipline and Duty, Seamanship, Gunnery, Personal Hygiene and First Aid, Naval Customs, Shipboard Terminology, much more. 791 pp. 13 x 19 cm. Dark blue cloth on flexible board, Very good. (3436) $30.00. Nautical/Educational/Reference
Bluejacket's Manual, United States Navy, 1940, Tenth Edition 1940 Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute. 791 pp. 13 x 19 cm. When sailors joined the U.S. Navy in 1940, this is the book they studied, The kept it close to their heart in boot camp, and it went in their seabag when they went aboard ship. Dark blue cloth on flexible board, light to moderate wear to cover. Very good. (3439) $25.00. Nautical/Educational/Reference
Fighting Fleets, The: Five Months of Active Service With The American Destroyers and Their Allies in the War Zone by Paine, Ralph D. ©1918 Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Co. 393 pp. 15 x 21 cm. Account of actions of U.S. Navy and allies at sea in World War I. Includes photographs and facsimile of telegram. Cloth on board, cover shows slight rubbing and fraying. Very good. (1660) $22.00. History/Nautical/Naval.
Gun and Torpedo Drills for the United States Navy, prepared under the direction of the Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department by Lieutenant Edward W. Eberle, U.S.N. 1901 Annapolis, MD: U.S. Naval Institute. Author Eberle (1864-1929) graduated from the Naval Academy in 1885, and wrote this book, the first of its kind, after service as turret officer aboard USS Oregon in the Spanish-American War. Later, in 1923, he became Chief of Naval Operations. Drill of 3, 4, 5 and 6-inch rapid-fire guns for five or six men per gun: Captain, Plugman, Loader, 2 or 3 Shellmen. Drills for 5, 6, 7 and 8-inch quick-fire guns with seven or eight men per gun. Includes detailed instructions and commands for loading, unloading. Drill of a pair of 8-inch B.L.R. mounted in turret, with an ammunition-lift for each gun, 10 men, five for each gun. Drill for pair of 10, 12 or 13-inch B.L.R. mounted in turret. Secondary gun drills, including 1-pdr. Maxim Automatic Gun. Detailed notes for Turret Mounts. Smith and Wesson Navy Revolver. Krag-Jorgensen Rifle (.30 inch). Torpedo Drills for Whitehead Torpedo. Details on Whitehead Torpedo. Tables for Schedule of Exercises, Regulations for Target Practice, tables for Subcaliber Practice. For Torpedo firing, Range Table. . 222 pp. 10 x 14.6 cm. Leather cover with gilt lettering and Naval Institute seal, with cover flap. Text on high-quality fine paper. Inside front hinge cracked. This copy issued to Commanding Officer USS Monadnock. Leather flap has 6 cm of biopredation along fold. Fair. (7976) $180.00. Naval/History
Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Official Program, September 25 to October 9, 1909 New York, NY: Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission. Celebration commemorates Discovery of Hudson River by Henry Hudson, 1609 and Inauguration of Steam Navigation by Robert Fulton, 1807. List of officers and Chairmen of Committees. Events included naval parades, musical festivals, military parade, children's festivals, illuminations, lectures, carnivals, historical parades and religious observances. Pictures of floats in historical pageant. United States ships at event included USS Idaho, USS Mississippi, USS Minnesota, USS Georgia, USS Wisconsin, USS Ohio, USS Rhode Island, USS Connecticut, all part of Great White Fleet; USNLS Utrecht of Netherlands; FNS Justice of France; HMS Duke of Edinburgh and HMS Drake, UK; Viktoria Luise of Germany. Also flying machines by Wright and Curtiss took part. 32 pp. 23 x 31 cm. Paper publication, front and back covers loose, poor. (7379) $33.00. Nautical
In Fjord und Mittelmeer Fahrten eines Kleinen Kreuzers [In German] von Richard v. Stosch (author of "Vom Seekadetten zum Seeoffizier") 1914 Berlin, Germany: Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn, Königliche hofbuchhandlung, Hochstraße 68-71. Author, Richard von Stosch, Kapitänleutnant, writes his "Vorwort" from Konstantinopel (now Istanbul) in September 1913. Story of cruise of German cruiser Breslau in the Baltic and North Sea, including Norwegian Fjords, then into the Mediterranean Sea. Photos of sailors and ship at Swinemünde (now in Poland), then in Valetta, Malta and Port Said, photos of Beirut and Baalbek, Bucht von Smyrna, photo of Der Scheich der tanzenden Derwische, (Sheikh of the Whirling Dervishes); expedition to Skutari, Albania and photo of Serbische Maschinengewehre and ruins at Skutari, photo of earnest looking sailors and officers in very tall grass (In den Sümpfen der Bojana) in wilderness between Montenegro and Albania. This account, all in German, may give some clues to the hazy history of combat in this area at the end of the Ottoman Empire, when Austro-Hungarians and Germans supposedly fought the Serbs at Skutari. 162 pp. 11.8 x 19.6 cm. Decorated paper on board, worn, paper on spine is gone. Inscription on dedication page is dated "Kiel, 15 Februar 1914." Good. (1832) $60.00. Naval/History
Jane's Fighting Ships, 1942 [Issued June 1943] Founded in 1897 by Fred T. Jane, 46th Year of Issue 1943McMurtrie, Francis E., A.I.N.A., Editor. New York, NY: The MacMillan Co. Forward to this book notes the tremendous difficulty of preparing this edition, with secrecy on part of combatants and neutrals, efforts to obscure or propagandize, and ships being sunk daily. Frontispiece photo of HMS Exeter, Royal Navy cruiser that bore the brunt of action with the German "pocket battleship" Admiral Graf Spee at the Battle of the Plate on December 13, 1939. Text notes that, while the Graf Spee was scuttled, Exeter was completely refitted and returned to combat. She was sunk by Japanese air attack at the Battle of the Java Sea in 1942. This fascinating real-timre record of naval action in World War II shows the ships that survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7th, 1941), even noting changes to them as result of repairs after the attack. Also with 62 pages of advertising for everything you need to outfit a warship. 582 pp. + 62 pp. adv. 31 x 20 cm. Light blue cloth on board with gilt lettering. Edges worn, tiny white paint spots on cover, good. (6985) $140.00. Naval/World War II