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Lot 3154

$150

Details: The highlight of this eclectic assortment of estate ephemera may be the antique military photos and real photo postcards, but one or two other unusual items deserve notice as well.

The military photographs are from the Army and Navy during WWI and WWII, and include many pictures of soldiers and sailors, as well as a snapshot of a submarine in dry dock. One lively shipboard party may be a celebration of crossing the Line, i.e., the Equator.

Five large format photos show pre-WWII battleships and vintage aircraft carriers. One of the flattops is the USS Independence (built 1959), and the other is one of three, pre-WWII Yorktown-class ships. The battleships belong to the New Mexico class and the Omaha class. One small snapshot (note torn corner) shows a rare and exotic aircraft: the Dornier DoX1 seaplane, one of three built by a German company beginning in 1929. The blimp in the background suggests that this photo was taken during the DoX1's appearance in New York City in 1931.

Other interesting items include a 1914 haggadah in German, a signed copy of "How to Enjoy Calculus," by Eli S. Pine, six articles on psychiatry or psychoanalysis from the 1950s, and a book on the history of Wedgwood pottery presented to John Wanamaker (founder of the department stores) by Hensleigh Wedgwood to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3155

$15

Title: Football
Artist: Austin Briggs
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Original
Print Year: 1964
Width: 31.0" Height: 23.5"
Art Notes: Depicts a scene from a football game, with a number of players lined up on the field, while others watch from sideline.
Condition: Lithograph shows lightly creased lower left corner. Print otherwise displays no creasing, tears, punctures or markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $34.50
Lot 3156

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Drifting" (J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1880) by T. Buchanan Read, illustrated by L. B. Humphrey, and "Wavelets" (William H. Pile's Sons, 1894) by D. S. Pennell. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3157

$20

Title: Tales of Chinatown
Author: Sax Rohmer - Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is best remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu.
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 376 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "Tales of Chinatown" (1922) is a collection of ten stories published in hardcover by Cassell in 1922 and Doubleday, Page and Company in 1922. All the stories first appeared in magazine format. This collection includes a story considered one of his best and also anthologized many times; "Tcheriapin." The story "The Hand of the Mandarin Quong" was rewritten for this; first published as "Hand of the White Sheikh" Rohmer changed the setting to a Chinatown background and published it as "The Mystery of the Shriveled Hand," the title then changed for this collection.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth, , with red lettering to spine and black lettering on red background on front cover. Slightly cocked book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's name appears at top of front flyleaf. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3158

$300

Title: The New Negro: An Interpretation
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Alain Locke - Alain Leroy Locke was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts. In a popular publication, The Black 100, Alain Locke ranks as the 36th most influential African American ever, past or present. Distinguished as the first African American Rhodes Scholar in 1907, Locke was the philosophical architect-the acknowledged "Dean"-of the Harlem Renaissance, a period of cultural efflorescence connected with the "New Negro" movement from 1919-1934. Locke's importance as the ideological genius of the Harlem Renaissance is of great historical moment, immortalized in the "Harlem Number of The Survey Graphic 6.6" (1 March 1925), a special issue on race for which Locke served as guest editor. That edition was entitled, "Harlem, Mecca of the New Negro," which Locke subsequently recast as an anthology, "The New Negro: An Interpretation of Negro Life," published in December 1925. A landmark in black literature (later acclaimed as the "first national book" of African America), it was an instant success. Locke contributed five essays: the "Foreword," "The New Negro," "Negro Youth Speaks," "The Negro Spirituals," and "The Legacy of Ancestral Arts." On March 19, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., proclaimed: "We're going to let our children know that the only philosophers that lived were not Plato and Aristotle, but W. E. B. Du Bois and Alain Locke came through the universe."
Publisher: Albert and Charles Boni
City: New York
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xviii//446 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: "This volume aims to document the New Negro culturally and socially, - to register the transformations of the inner and outer life of the Negro in America that have so significantly taken place in the last few years. There is ample evidence of a New Negro in the latest phases of social change and progress, but still more in the internal world of the Negro mind and spirit."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of the famous Harlem Renaissance anthology, with contributions by Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Huges, James Weldon Johnson, and Melville J. Herskovitz, among others.

Volume is bound in quarter linen cloth with gray paper-covered boards. Book shows edgewear, light rubbing to covers and minor loss at corners. Binding is firm. Volume has pink pictorial endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains vignettes, plates, textual and full-page illustrations, including color portraits, by Winold Reiss. Portrayed are such leading figures of the Harlem Renaissance as Alain Locke, Jean Toomer, Countee Cullen, and other prominent African-Americans of the period., including W. E. B. Du Bois. Contains substantial bibliographical apparatus.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3159

$350

Title: The Christian-Quaker and His Divine Testimony Stated and Vindicated, from Scripture, Reason and Authority, against the Injurious Attempts That Have Been Lately Made by Several Adversaries, with Manifest Design To Render Him Odiously Inconsistent with Christian and Civil Society
Author: William Penn - William Penn was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early champion of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Indians. Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed.
In 1681, King Charles II handed over a large piece of his American land holdings to William Penn to satisfy a debt the king owed to Penn's father. This land included present-day Pennsylvania and Delaware. Penn immediately sailed to America and his first step on American soil took place in New Castle in 1682. On this occasion, the colonists pledged allegiance to Penn as their new Proprietor, and the first general assembly was held in the colony. Afterwards, Penn journeyed up river and founded Philadelphia. However, Penn's Quaker government was not viewed favorably by the Dutch, Swedish, and English settlers in what is now Delaware. They had no "historical" allegiance to Pennsylvania, so they almost immediately began petitioning for their own Assembly. In 1704 they achieved their goal when the three southernmost counties of Pennsylvania were permitted to split off and become the new semi-autonomous colony of Lower Delaware. As the most prominent, prosperous and influential "city" in the new colony, New Castle became the capital.
As one of the earlier supporters of colonial unification, Penn wrote and urged for a Union of all the English colonies in what was to become the United States of America. The democratic principles that he set forth in the Pennsylvania Frame of Government served as an inspiration for the United States Constitution. As a pacifist Quaker, Penn considered the problems of war and peace deeply, and included a plan for a United States of Europe ("European Dyet, Parliament or Estates") in his voluminous writings.



Publisher: T. Sowle
City: London
Year: 1699
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 254 pages plus postscript
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: Originally published in 1674 along with additional writings by George Whitehead. The second part of the present edition "A Discourse of the General Rule of Faith and Practice, and Judge of Controversie" has a separate title page (pagination and register are continuous).
Condition / Notes: This book is bound together with a 1699 edition of "Discourse of the General Rule of Faith and Practice, and Judge of Controversie. Greatly Importing All Those Who Desire To Take Right Measures of Faith, and To Determine (At Least to Themselves) the Numerous Controversies Now on Foot in the World." Pagination is continuous. (the second text runs from pages 203-254)

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped full leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor loss of material at outer corners of boards. Narrow cracking appears along edges of spine. Hinges have been taped. Marbled flyleaves have been excised. Antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Blank pages at front and rear of volume display annotations in ink. Pages have foxing and marginal staining.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3160

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of H. StJ. B. Philby's "Arabian Jubilee" (The John Day Company, 1953, in dust jacket) and a second printing of Evelyn Scott's "Escapade" (Thomas Seltzer, 1923, in dust jacket). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3161

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on transportation and mechanized machines shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Water-Wheels; or, Hydraulic Motors" (John Wiley & Sons, 1876), "Railway Track and Maintenance: A Manual of Maintenance-of-Way and Structures" (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1926) by E. E. Russell-Tratman, and Volume IV of "The Gas Engine," containing issues for the year 1902. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 3162

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Wild Life under the Equator. Narrated for Young People by Paul du Chaillu - Dated 1868 by Harper & Brothers, PublishersAntique volume is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Pictorial design representing gorilla appears on front cover. Book shows light external wear. Hinges are cracked. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous plates.
- Stories of the Gorilla Country. Narrated for Young People by Paul du Chaillu - Dated 1867 by Harper & Brothers, PublishersAntique volume is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Pictorial design representing gorilla appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with loss at ends of spine. Hinges are cracked. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous plates.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3163

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on African history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs" (J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1869) by Sir Samuel W. Baker, and an ex-library copy of "Abyssinia of To-Day: An Account of the First Mission Sent by the American Government to the Court of the King of Kings (1903-1904)" (Longmans, Green & Co., 1906). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3164

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads" (The Macmillan Company, 1897) by Rudyard Kipling and "Garnered Treasures from the Poets" (Friends' Book Association, 1878). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3165

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are volume I of "History of the Greek Revolution" (William Blackwood, 1832) by Thomas Gordon, volume I of "Memoirs of the Reign of King George the Third" (Lea & Blanchard, 1845, with loss to spine) by Horace Walpole, and "Himnario de las iglesias evangelicas" (Mexico: Imprenta de la Iglesia Presbiteriana, 1878, with detaching binding), signed and inscribed by compiler M. N. Hutchinson .To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3166

$200

Title: Across Asia on a Bicycle: The Journey of Two American Students from Constantinople to Peking
Author: Thomas Gaskell Allen, Jr., William Lewis Nachtleben
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/234 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear, with mild discoloring to spine. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Volume is illustrated with photographic plates and numerous textual illustrations.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3167

$250

Details: This assortment of antique photographs includes one large and one medium-sized framed piece, as well as cabinet cards, cartes de visite (CDVs), and many family snapshots. Members of the Massachusetts Bird, Van Lennep, and Shedd/Shead families are pictured, as well as students from the Sedgwick School and other scenes in Great Barrington, MA. Some photographs are identified, but most are not. Several engaging photos show athletic teams or sports and the rowing crew from the boys' school. There are hundreds of pictures in this lot. Three large artistic portraits from the 1930s complete the lot.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the photographs in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $21.50
Lot 3168

$55

Title: William H. Webb: Shipbuilder
Author: Edwin L. Dunbaugh, William duBarry Thomas
Publisher: Webb Institute of Naval Architecture
City: Glen Cove, New York
Year: 1989
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/240 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are as new.

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Lot 3169

$55

Details: There are four folk prints from Mexico in this lot, all on bark cloth and measuring 16" x 24". Artists include G. Martinez, Gro Maxela, Gorge Dirizo, and Carlos Ortiz Solis.

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Condition / Notes: These prints are in very good, undamaged condition.

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Lot 3170

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on literary history and bibliography shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "Manuel de bibliographie biographique et d'iconographie des femmes celebres...par un vieux bibliophile. Supplement." (Roux & Viarengo, 1900) and two editions of Merle Johnson's bibliographical work on James Branch Cabell: "A Bibliographic Checklist of the Works of James Branch Cabell" (Frank Shay, 1921, in original wrappers), limited edition signed by the author, and "A Bibliography of the Writings of James Branch Cabell: A Revised Bibliography" (The Centaur Book Shop, 1932). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3171

$60

Details: Two original "Soldier's Memorial" posters, one from the Civil War and the other from the Spanish-American War, comprise this lot, along with some complementary ephemera. The Civil War roster lists the members of Battery B of the 5th U.S. Artillery, from the commanding officer Capt. Henry A. Du Pont on down to the privates. Dates and sites of the battery's engagements are noted, as are casualties and deaths.

The Spanish-American roster lists the members of Company M of the 12th U.S. Infantry under Lieut.-Colonel Jacob H. Smith, but does not record engagements or casualties. Hand-writing at the bottom notes the death of one member in Cebu in 1911.

With these items is a yellowed, typewritten copy of Capt. Du Pont's report of the engagement at Cedar Creek, VA on October 29, 1864, which ends with praise for the conduct of his enlisted men in general, and cites specific names for particular bravery.

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Condition / Notes: The posters are in fair to poor condition -- yellowed, torn, and mended with tape. Further damage has been forestalled by preservation in plastic.

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Lot 3172

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Aylwin" (Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 1899), signed by author Theodore Watts-Dunton, a first edition of Sinclair Lewis' "Free Air" (Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1919), and a first edition of Mary Borden's "Jane, Our Stranger" (William Heinemann Ltd., 1923, in dust jacket). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3173

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of rare books on books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition of "A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library" (Volume I: Martino Publishing, 1996; Volume II: The Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1966) and "Namenschlussel: Die Verweisungen zu Pseudonymen, Doppelnamen und Namensabwandlungen" (Berlin: Staatsbibliothek, 1941), a special volume of the "Deutscher Gesamtkatalog." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 3174

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of Kenneth C. Dick's "Henry Miller: Colossus of One" (Alberts-SIttard, 1967, in dust jacket) and David Rockefeller's "Memoirs" (Random House, 2002, in dust jacket). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 3175

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on gardening & horticulture shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains "My Summer in a Garden" (James R. Osgood and Company, 1876) by Charles Dudley Warner, an ex-library copy of "The New American Gardener, Containing Practical Directions on the Culture of Fruits and Vegetables; including Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Grapevines, Silk, Strawberries, &c &c" (American Stationers' Company, 1837) by Thomas G. Fessenden, an ex-library copy of "Our Gardens" (J. M. Dent & Co., 1899) by S. Reynolds Hole To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3176

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Poetical Works of Lord Byron" (Virtue, Emmins and Company, n.d.), lavishly illustrated with steel engravings, "Publii Virgilii Maronis Opera: or The Works of Virgil" (N. & J. White, 1834) and a saleman's sample edition of "Illustrated Home Book of Poetry and Song: Compising Choice Selections from the Poets of All Lands and Ages" (Pennsylvania Publishing Co., 1883), edited by Elmo, with numerous plates. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 3177

$50

Details: This collection of antique postcards is about evenly divided between picture postcards of the early years of the 20th century, and commercial reply cards of the 1920s. Most are used and stamped. The majority of the decorative postcards contain birthday greetings and designs . Two cards are embossed. Eleven cards are the small-size, undivided ones of the 1870s and 1880s. Three of these have commercial headings on them. Lastly, there is one real photo postcard of a street scene in Ridley, Park, PA.

There are about 120 cards in all. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The great majority of these cards are in good condition. A few commercial cards have been nibbled by mice.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3178

$20

Title: Africa Pilot. Volume II: South and East Coasts of Africa from Cape of Good Hope to Ras Hafun
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1916
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 566 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with small tear at lower portion of front edge of spine. Binding is tight. Previous owner's stamp appears on front pastedown. Interior is clean and without markings. Fold-out map at front of volume is well preserved.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3179

$40

Book Details: This large lot of vintage and antique estate books includes histories, children's books, and reference works. European history, works in German, and medical history are included, as is an unusual 1888 Church of Scotland hymnal.

Children's books included hardcover classics, most with dust-jackets, from the 1950s and early 1960s, such as a first printing of an Eloise book in very good condition.

Reference works focus on materials and technologies, and include many books on antiques (silver, furniture, glass, embroidery, etc.) and a two- volume catalog of types of marble.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $55.50
Lot 3180

$150

Details: This absorbing collection of antique and vintage theater, movie, and concert ephemera offers some wonderful highlights, such as a program from Cecil B. De Mille's 1923 epic, "The Ten Commandments;" a 1950 program from Radio City Music Hall featuring "On the Town" with Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly; and a 1943 Army Air Forces program from the Moss Hart play, "Winged Victory." Still, the most charming item is definitely the 1907 program from the 25th anniversary banquet of the Kenilworth Bowling Club. The program is decorated with a pretty lavender silk grosgrain ribbon, and the banquet offered baron of lamb at the Hotel Knickerbocker.

Also offered in this lot are programs from classic films, such as Fellini's "La Dolca Vita," and "The Red Shoes;" Broadway musicals ("Hellzapoppin," 1938) and many playbills dating from 1919 into the 1950s. Some of these contain surprises, such as the appearance in 1945 of Marlon Brando as Nels in "I Remember Mama," and the 1935 production of Billy Rose's "Jumbo" at the New York Hippodrome, starring Jimmy Durante. Programs for plays with Claudette Colbert and Katherine Hepburn are also in this lot, as well as Sonja Henie and Ice Follies productions from 1939.

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Condition / Notes: This material is all in good or very good condition.

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Lot 3181

$80

Title: Johannis Marckii Christianae Theologiae Medulla Didactico Elenctica. Ex jamori Opere, secundum ejus Capita, & Paragraphos, expressa. In usus primus Academica Juventutis
Author: Johannes Marckius
Publisher: Samuel de Waal
City: Utrecht
Year: 1772
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 470 pages plus 33 pages of index and 3 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in quarter vellum with marbled paper-covered boards and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to boards and light soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Pages display light foxing. Illustrated with vignettes.

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Lot 3182

$300

Title: Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists in Three Books
Author: Aesop - Aesop was a Greek writer credited with a number of popular fables. Older spellings of his name have included Esop(e) and Isope. Although his existence remains uncertain and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. In many of the tales, animals speak and have human characteristics.

Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. A later tradition (dating from the Middle Ages) depicts Aesop as a black Ethiopian. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2500 years have included several works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs.
City: Birmingham, England
Year: 1764
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: lxxvii/186 pages plus index
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered panel and ornamentation to spine and gilt ruling to front and rear covers. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages display foxing. Book is illustrated with title page vignette and engraved plates. As the photos show, this book was printed by John Baskerville, the innovative and influential English typographer and inventor. A widely-used modern typeface has been named in his honor.

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Lot 3183

$45

Title: Oeuvres Choisies de Piron
Author: Alexis Piron - Alexis Piron was a French epigrammatist and dramatist.
He was born at Dijon, where his father, Aimé Piron, was an apothecary. Piron senior wrote verse in the Burgundian language. Alexis began life as clerk and secretary to a banker, and then studied law. In 1719, when nearly thirty years old, he went to Paris, where an accident brought him money and notoriety. The jealousy of the regular actors produced an edict restricting the Théâtre de la Foire, or licensed booths at fair times, to a single character on the stage. None of the ordinary writers for this theatre would attempt a monologue-drama for the purpose, and Piron made a great success with a piece called Arlequin Deucalion, representing Deucalion immediately after the Deluge, amusing himself with recreating in succession the different types of man.
In 1728 he produced "Les Fils ingrats" (known later as "L'Ecole des peres") at the Comédie-Française. He attempted tragedy in "Callisthene" (1730), "Gustave Vasa" (1733) and "Fernand Cortes" (1744), but none of these succeeded, and Piron returned to comedy with "La Metromanie" (1738), in which the hero, Damis, suffers from the verse mania.
His most intimate associates at this time were Mademoiselle Quinault, the actress, and her friend Marie Therese Quenaudon, known as Mlle de Bar. This lady was slightly older than Piron and not beautiful, but after twenty years' acquaintance he married her in 1741. He was elected in 1753 to the Académie française, but his enemies raked up a certain "Ode a Priape," dating from his early days, and induced Louis XV to interpose his veto. Piron was nevertheless given a pension, and during the last fifty years of his life was never in want. His best title to remembrance lies in his epigrams. The burlesque epitaph on himself, in which he ridicules the Academy--"Ci-git Piron qui ne fut rien/Pas meme academicien"-- is well-known, while many others are as brilliant. Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm called him a "machine a saillies." He was later (1762) elected to membership in the Academie des Sciences, Arts et Belles-Lettres de Dijon.
Piron published his own theatrical works in 1758, and after his death his friend and literary executor, Rigoley de Juvigny, published his "Oeuvres completes." M. Bonhomme produced a critical edition in 1859, completed by "Poesies choisies et pieces inedites" in 1879.
Publisher: uncredited
City: Geneva
Year: 1777
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 3" Height: 5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spines and gilt ruling to covers. Books show external wear, with chipping to spines and cracking along spine edges. Loss of material can be seen at edges and corners. Hinges are cracked. Volumes have marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Book is illustrated with vignettes. First volume has engraved frontispiece portrait.

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Lot 3184

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on early American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Stamps That Caused the American Revolution: The Stamps of the 1765 British Stamp Act for America" (Town of North Hempstead, Manhasset, New York, 1976), signed by author Adolph Koeppel, and a two-volume edition of "The History of America" (Blakeman and Mason, 1859) by Robertson. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 3185

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American travel and exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition two-volume facsimile of Bayard Taylor's "Eldorado" (Lewis Osborne, 1968) and William H. Seward's "Travels around the World" (D. Appleton and Company, 1873), edited by Olive Risley Seward. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 3186

$35

Title: Naval Prints from the Beverley R. Robinson Collection, Volume I, 1514-1791
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Sigrid Trumpy
Publisher: Beverley R. Robinson Collection, United States Naval Academy Museum
City: Annapolis
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 419 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book, dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

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Lot 3187

$45

Title: The History of the Indian Mutiny: Giving a Detailed Account of the Sepoy Insurrection in India; and a Concise History of the Great Military Events Which Have Tended to Consolidate British Empire in Hindostan
Author: Charles Ball
Publisher: The London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited
City: London
Year: circa 1875
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 7 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped pebbled red cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines and front covers. Books show substantial external wear, with tearing to spines and soiling and occasional chipping to covers. Small loss of material can also be seen at lightly-bumped corners. First three volumes display cracking to hinges. Extensive smudging is visible on margins of pages (particularly heavy on margins and versos of plates). Scattered foxing also appears throughout texts of final volumes. Illustrated with steel-engraved plates and double-page maps. Texts appear in double columns.

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Lot 3188

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on American military history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Cockpit of the Revolution: The War for Independence in New Jersey" (Princeton U.P., 1940, in dust jacket) and "Forty-Six Years in the Army" (The Century Co., 1897) by Lieutenant-General John M. Schofield. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 3189

$60

Details: This collection of antique art includes original watercolor paintings and a fine charcoal sketch; lithographs, engravings, a charming little booklet, and a rare, unused, Buzza Christmas card printed on special paper.

The matted watercolors date from the 1860s, and the charcoal portrait of Henry J. Van Lennep probably dates from a little later in the 19th century. The engraving of Jonathan Bird is from the century's early decades. Other pieces, like the painted stationery portfolio, exemplify Victorian handwork. The Buzza card reflects the Arts & Crafts influence of the early 20th century. There are eight pieces in all.

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Condition / Notes: These items are all in generally good condition.

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Lot 3190

$450

Title: History of the Discovery of America, of the Landing of Our Forefathers, at Plymouth, and of Their Most Remarkable Engagements with the Indians, in New-England, from Their First Landing in 1620, until the Final Subjugation of the Natives in 1679. To Which Is Annexed, the Defeat of Generals Braddock, Harmer & St. Clair, by the Indians at the Westward, &c.
Author: Henry Trumbull
Publisher: James Springer
City: Norwich
Year: 1812
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 134 pages plus 8 pages of appendix
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with stamped gilt lettering to spine labels. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is sound. Various well-preserved antique bookplates can be seen on front pastedown, including one with pictorial design belonging to American illustrator Howard Pyle. Endpapers display darkening at edges. Pages have light foxing. Two fold-outs are intact and show hand coloring.

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Lot 3191

$120

Title: Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Author: Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him. He attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money. After enlisting in the Army and later failing as an officer's cadet at West Point, Poe parted ways with the Allans. His publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, "Tamerlane and Other Poems" (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian".

Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845 Poe published his poem, "The Raven," to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. He began planning to produce his own journal, "The Penn" (later renamed "The Stylus"), though he died before it could be produced. On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today.
Publisher: Brentanos Publishers
City: New York
Year: circa 1925
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 412 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine. Pastedown on front cover is well preserved. Book shows mild external wear, with light rubbing to rear cover and white specks on spine and rear cover. Small white markings can be seen in lower outside corner of front cover. Very minor loss of material is visible at outside corners. Binding is sound. Lavishly illustrated with vignettes and full- and double-page plates by Harry Clarke. 8 tipped-in color plates are present.

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