b"79BOOKS & HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS581 584[MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT] Samuel HOWITT (1756 - 1822)Fourteenth Century legal document in old French. The Anglers Manual; or Concise LessonsSingle vellum sheet, approx. 31 x 40cm, dated (in aof Experiencewith Twelve Plates.later hand) 1374 in upper left margin and 1478 on the[Liverpool, F.G.Harris; 1808] 1st edition,outer surface; the text written in a neat, consistentoblong octavo, full contemporary calf;hand, with two versal letters at upper left; a smallhoused in a modern buckram portfolio blue-coloured anchor stamped in the left margin. with leather label lettered in gilt.$200300$200300 582 585AUTOGRAPH LETTER: GEORGE GROSZAlfred RONALDS [1802 - 1860]signed letter to NUMA TRIVAS, 1941 The Fly-Fishers Entomology,24 April, 1941 ALS, in green, red and violet ink on the artist'sillustrated by coloured representationsDouglas Manor stationery; single sheet (170 x 150mm),of the natural and artificial insect.to Numa S. Trivas, curator of the Crocker Art Museum in[London, Longman, Brown, et al., 1844]Sacramento, California; embellished with a small sketch by theThird edition, octavo, 20 hand-coloured plates; artist in the left margin. Mounted together with a reproductionoriginal cloth. Ex Libris John Chapman.photo of the artist, which is mentioned in the letter. $200300 George GROSZ (1893-1959), although best known for his savage satirical works produced in Berlin in the Weimar period, the586German Dada caricaturist and painter spent much of his careerWilliam RUSSELL (1741 - 1793)in America, where he lived and worked between 1933 and 1958.The History of Modern EuropeBitterly anti-Nazi, Grosz left Germany shortly before Hitler camein four volumesto power. In June 1932, he accepted an invitation to teach the[London, George Routledge & Co., 1857]summer semester at the Art Students League of New York. Inhalf calf bindings with gilt decorations and lettering to spines.October 1932, Grosz returned to Germany, but on January 12, 1933, he and his family emigrated to the United States. Grosz$100150 became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1938, and made his home in Bayside, New York. In the 1930s he taught at the Art587Students League, where he taught intermittently until 1955. Saint-Prosper, A.A.; Duponchel, A.A.; Saurigny, M-G. deIn America, Grosz determined to make a clean break with hisLE MONDE : Histoire de touts les peuplespast, and changed his style and subject matter. He continueddepuis le temps les plus recules jusqua nos joursto exhibit regularly, and in 1946 he published his autobiography,[Paris; Lebirge-Duquesne, 1859] Ten volumes, largeA Little Yes and a Big No. In the 1950s he opened a private artoctavo, contemporary blind blocked green cloth, school at his home and also worked as Artist in Residence atspines with gilt lettering, illustrated with 340 steelthe Des Moines Art Center. Grosz was elected into the Nationalengraved plates (some folding).Academy of Design as an Associate Academician in 1950. InThe final volume includes sections on Oceania, Australia, 1954 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts andPolynesia and the Malayan archipelago. (10)Letters. Though he had U.S. citizenship, he resolved to return to$100200 Berlin, and relocated there in May 1959. He died there on July 6, 1959, from the effects of falling down a flight of stairs after a night of drinking. 588$8001,200 William Edward Hartpole LECKY [1838 - 1903][Longmans, Green & Co., London, between 1865 and 1899]583 Seven volumes; attractive half-leather bindings with gilt titles to spines, comprising; JUSTINIAN [483 - 565] History of Rationalism in Europe (2 vols.), Corporis Juris Civilis, Vols.1 & 2 bound together. History of European Morals (2 vols.), [Amsterdam, Daniel Elzever, 1681] 904; 754pp. Democracy and Liberty (2 vols.) Thick octavo, calf over boards, rebacked in morocco,and The Map of Life.later endpapers, bookplate to front pastedown$100200 of GUIDO KIRSCH and signed by him;early vellum tabs to fore edges. Guido Kirsch (18891985), lawyer and historian; son of Rabbi589Alexander Kisch and an older brother to noted medical scholarWilliam Edward Hartpole LECKY [1838 - 1903]Bruno Kisch, was born in Prague; he studied law at the GermanA History of England in the Eighteenth Century.university there and received his habilitation from the University8 volume set.of Halle in 1915. Kisch became professor of the history of[Longmans, Green & Co., London, between 1879 and 1892]German law in Knigsberg in 1920; he returned to Prague inAttractive half-leather bindings with gilt titles to spines.1921; and from 1922 he taught at the University of Halle. He$100200 was forcibly retired in November 1933 by the Hitler regime and worked thereafter as a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau. In 1935, Kisch moved to the United States, where he taught Jewish history at the Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. He moved to Basel in 1962. $150250 "