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Lot 6001

$130

Title: To Thee!: A Toast in Celebration of a Century of Opportunity and Accomplishment in America 1847-1947
Author: Rockwell Kent - Rockwell Kent was an American painter, printmaker, illustrator, writer, sailor and adventurer. An undergraduate background in architecture at Columbia University prepared Kent for occasional work in the 1900s and 1910s as an architectural renderer and carpenter. At the Art Students League he would meet and befriend the artists Wilhelmina Weber Furlong and Thomas Furlong. A transcendentalist and mystic in the tradition of Thoreau and Emerson, whose works he read, Kent found inspiration in the austerity and stark beauty of wilderness. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Rahr Malting Company
City: Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Year: 1946
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 59 pages
Width: 9" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: This limited edition volume commissioned by Guido Reinhardt Rahr to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the Rahr Malting company bears the signature of its creator, noted American illustrator and artist Rockwell Kent. The book is bound by brown paper covered boards with a blue cloth spine cover. The words "To Thee!" are emblazoned in gilt letters on the front cover and the words "To Thee, America!" are printed in matching gilt letters on the spine.

The limitation page reads: "Of this book designed by Rockwell Kent and printed by A. Colish in New York, five hundred copies are inscribed for the friends of Mr. Guido Rahr, this copy being number 151."

The text itself chronicles the establishment of the Rahr family and their corporation which continues to produce malt today.

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows exceptionally well displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications. There are some slight signs of rubbing on the spine cover. The binding and hinges are solid and firm. The illustrations and text display brightly on the pages despite some light toning from age. Kent's signature appears in the back of the book on the limitation page.
Lot 6002

$375

Title: The Meaning of Relativity: Four Lectures Delivered at Princeton University, May, 1921
Author: Albert Einstein - Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Einstein is best known to the general public for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"). He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translor: Edwin Plimpton Adams - Edwin Plimpton Adams was an American physicist and professor at Princeton University. Clinton Joseph Davisson attended his lectures. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Princeton University Press
City: Aberdeen
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 123 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This volume is the first U.S. edition of Albert Einstein's "The Meaning of Relativity." The text is bound by blue cloth covered boards with the title and author's name emblazoned in gilt letters on the front cover and spine.

Einstein's lectures on relativity at Princeton elucidate his groundbreaking theories on physics. This text features detailed equations and diagrams explaining the complexities of Einstein's most famous theory.

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Condition / Notes: The boards of this text show some mild to moderate rubbing, shelfwear, and toning, particularly on high points. The hinges are intact though somewhat weak, as is the binding. There is some toning on the pages, particularly on the margins, though the text, equations, and diagrams remain clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 6003

$110

Title: The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby
Author: Tom Wolfe - Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. is an American author and journalist, best known for his association with and influence in stimulating the New Journalism literary movement, in which literary techniques are used extensively. Wolfe began his career as a regional newspaper reporter in the 1950s, but achieved national prominence in the 1960s following the publication of such best-selling books as "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" (a highly experimental account of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters), and two collections of articles and essays, "Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers" and "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby." [Courtesy Wikipedia]


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
City: New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 339 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This first printing of Tom Wolfe's collection of essays "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby" is complete with its original dust jacket. The text is bound by white cloth covered boards with a gilt artistic design on the front cover and the title and author's name emblazoned on the spine in gilt letters between decorative yellow bars.

The front flap of the dust jacket notes: "In his first book, a gathering of his best work, Tom Wolfe takes a sharp-eyed look at the American scene, and zeroes in on the new, exotic forms of status-seeking - social, cultural, and otherwise - that are flourishing across the country from New York (see the celebrated 'The Big League Complex') to Los Angeles (see the title story)."

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows exceptionally well bearing only minor indications of age and wear. There is some light toning on the margins of the dust jacket. The boards are clean and the binding and hinges are solid and intact. The pages show some light toning though the text and illustrations remain clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 6004

$120

Title: The Tale of the Dark Crystal
Author: Donna Bass - Donna Bass is an editor and writer who works at the Muppet Press and lives in New York City. [From the dust jacket notes to "The Tale of the Dark Crystal"], Illustrated by Bruce McNally - Bruce McNally is an illustrator, designer and art director who has worked on "The Muppet Show," "Sesame Street," "The Jim Henson Hour" and "Muppet Magazine." McNally has worked for the Jim Henson Company as VP of Art and Design, and for Children's Television Workshop, the Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros. as media art director in merchandising and licensing. [Courtesy Muppet Wiki]
Publisher: Henson Organization Publishing
City: New York
Year: 1982
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This first edition volume is signed by the legendary creator of "The Muppets" and "Sesame Street," Jim Henson. The text, which comes complete with its original dust jacket, is bound by blue cloth covered boards with the title blindstamped on the front cover and emblazoned in gilt letters on the spine.

"The Tale of the Dark Crystal" is the accompanying volume to the movie "The Dark Crystal" directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. This bright and colorful children's picture book depicts the fantastical world of the classic 80s film.

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows exceptionally well displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications. The binding and hinges are solid and secure. There are no tears in the dust jacket. The pages are bright and the illustrations are vivid. Henson's signature shows boldly on the title page.
Lot 6005

$80

Title: Nights with Uncle Remus: Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation
Author: Joel Chandler Harris - Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of "Uncle Remus" stories. Harris led two professional lives: as the editor and journalist known as Joe Harris, he supported a vision of the New South with the editor Henry W. Grady (1880-1889), stressing regional and racial reconciliation after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he wrote many 'Brer Rabbit' stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize literature in the process. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 416 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This first edition volume is bound by brown cloth boards and adorned with an intricate illustration on the front cover and spine. The title is emblazoned in gilt letters across the top of the front cover and the spine.

Joel Chandler Harris and his "Uncle Remus" series are indicative of the complexity American history. Harris, a white man, borrowed extensively from African-American oral storytelling traditions to create his tales and characters. His work would go on to influence a variety of white writers including Mark Twain, A.A. Milne, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and many others. To some, the stories in this volume are a type of literary blackface, disrespectful to black Americans and frustrating to those who would like to see our culture progress. To others, these stories are iconic childhood classics which have withstood the test of time because of their subversion, wit, and humor.

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows moderate signs of age/wear with rubbing and edgewear to the boards. The interior spine and textblock is cracked at some points. The pages show moderate age toning and foxing as well as some previous reinforced sections.
Lot 6006

$50

Title: Floating Dragon
Author: Peter Straub - Peter Francis Straub (born March 2, 1943) is an American novelist and poet. His horror fiction has received numerous literary honors such as the Bram Stoker Award, World Fantasy Award, and International Horror Guild Award. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Underwood-Miller
City: San Francisco/Columbia, PA
Year: 1982
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 560 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This first edition volume is a limited edition, "copy number 233 of 500 special numbered copies," and is signed by the author as well as the illustrators of the dust jacket, Diane & Leo Dillon. The volume is bound in black cloth covered boards with original dust jacket featuring publisher's price of $50.00.
the volume is housed in a black slipcase.

Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows well in like new condition. The boards and interior pages are bright and clean. The interior hinges are partly cracked. The dust jacket shows well with vert light edgewear.
Lot 6007

$60

Title: Manuale Medicorum Renovatum et Auctum
Author: M. Henrico Guyot
Publisher: Lutetiae Parisiorum
City: Unknown
Year: 1739
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 386 pages
Width: 3.25" Height: 5.75"
Book Details: This Latin leatherbound medical manual dates to the 18th century. There is a decorative gilt motif printed between the raised bands of the spine cover.

The full title of this text reads: "Manuale Medicorum, Seu Promptuarium Hippocratis Aphorismorum, Praenotionum, Praedictionum et Coacarum, secundum propriam morborum ommum nomenclaturam, alphabetico digestum ordine."

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Condition / Notes: There are some significant signs of rubbing, shelfwear, toning, and other markings on the boards of this volume. The front hinge is cracked though it remains intact, as does the back hinge. The binding is otherwise secure. There is a partial tear to the spine cover. The pages show some moderate age toning though the text remains legible throughout the book.
Lot 6008

$35

Title: The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish, and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers
Author: Illustrated by Arthur Rackham - Arthur Rackham was an English book illustrator. Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the 'Golden Age' of British book illustration which roughly encompassed the years from 1890 until the end of the First World War. [Courtesy Wikipedia] , Izaak Walton - Izaak Walton was an English write who is best known as the author of "The Compleat Angle." He also wrote a number of short biographies that have been collected under the title "Walton's Lives." [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: David McKay Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: c.1931
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 223 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This text is bound by green cloth covered boards with the title and author's name emblazoned in gilt letters on the front cover and spine.

Izaak Walton's "The Compleat Angler" is "a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse." [Courtesy Wikipedia]

This edition features color illustrations by noted British artist Arthur Rackham.

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Condition / Notes: There is some light rubbing and minor markings visible on the the boards of this volume. The binding and hinges are solid and intact. The pages show some light toning though the text and illustrations remain clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 6009

$110

Title: Fortunia: A Tale by Mme d'Aulnoy
Author: Illustrated by Maurice Sendak - Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," first published in 1963. [Courtesy Wikipedia], Madame d'Aulnoy - Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, Baroness d'Aulnoy, also known as Countess d'Aulnoy, was a French writer known for her fairy tales. When she termed her works contes de fées (fairy tales), she coined the phrase that is now generally used for the genre. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translor: Richard Schaubeck
Publisher: Frank Hallman
City: New York
Year: 1974
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This limited edition paperback volume is signed by its artist, noted illustrator and writer Maurice Sendak, and its translator, Richard Schaubeck.

The limitation page reads: "'Fortunia' is published in an edition of three hundred & twenty-six copies designed by Ronald Gordon & printed at The Meriden Gravure Company. Of these, three hundred are numbered 1-300. Twenty-six are lettered A-Z and reserved for the artist, the translator and the publisher. All copies are signed by both the artist and the translator."

The number "129" is handwritten in blue ink just below the limitation statement and above the signatures of Sendak and Schaubeck, both of which appear in black ink.

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows exceptionally well displaying only the slightest indications of age and wear including some hardly noticeable toning on the boards. The binding is solid and the pages are clean and bright. Both signatures show boldly.
Lot 6010

$150

Title: Assignment in Eternity: Four Long Science Fiction Stories
Author: Robert A. Heinlein - Robert Anson Heinlein was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", Heinlein's sometimes controversial works continue to have an influential effect on the genre and modern culture. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Fantasy Press
City: Reading, Pennsylvania
Year: 1953
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This first edition volume, the first state of Robert A. Heinlein's, "Assignment in Eternity," is complete with its original dust jacket. The book is bound by red cloth covered boards with the title emblazoned on its spine in gilt letters.

The four short stories included in this volume are: "Gulf"; "Elsewhen"; "Lost Legacy"; and "Jerry Was a Man."

The front flap of the dust jacket offers a description of this work: "A new Heinlein book is an Event for the many thousands of readers who enjoy really good Science Fiction - and we know you will agree that 'Assignment in Eternity' ranks with this talented writer's best work."

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications. There is some light rubbing on the dust jacket's high points, particularly on its spine. The binding and hinges are solid and firm. Though the pages are lightly age toned, the text remains legible and clean throughout the book.
Lot 6011

$30

Title: Born to Rebel
Author: Benjamin E. Mays - Benjamin Elijah Mays was an American civil rights icon and minister who helped lead the civil rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil and political rights of African Americans in America. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1971
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 380 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This vintage volume is a paperback, signed and inscribedto Dr. & Mrs. James O Roberson by Benjamin E Mays on the front free endpaper.

This is May's first of two published biographies.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows well with only slight signs of age to the wrappers. The front corner of the front wrapper is creased.
Lot 6012

$35

Title: The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest
Author: Alvin M. Josephy - Alvin M. Josephy Jr. was an American historian who specialized in Native American issues. New York Times reviewer Herbert Mitgang called him in 1982 the "leading non-Indian writer about Native Americans". (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Yale University Press
City: New Haven / London
Year: 1965
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 705 pages plus "Illustrations"
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This vintage first edition is signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to a Vol Stockwell. The volume is bound in decorative cloth covered boards and features original dust jacket with publisher's price of $12.50.

The volume is adorned with maps as well as illustrations at the rear of the volume. Some tipped-in stamps and clippings are present on the rear endpapers.
Condition / Notes: This vintage signed volume shows well with mild signs of age/wear. The dust jacket shows edgewear and chipping as well as rubbing. The interior front hinge is slightly cracked.
Lot 6013

$110

Title: The Waldorf-Astoria: A Brief Chronicle of a Unique Institution Now Entering Its Fifth Decade
Author: Henry B. Lent
Publisher: Privately Printed for Hotel Waldorf-Astoria Corporation
City: New York
Year: 1934
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 125 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This 1934 volume chronicling the history of the Waldorf-Astoria is inscribed and signed by the second president of the famed hotel, Lucius Boomer. The author of a brief introduction to this text, Boomer was the first businessman to turn a profit running the hotel.

The text is bound by brown paper covered boards with the title emblazoned in black letters on its tan spine cover.

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Condition / Notes: This volume displays nicely showing only minor indications of age and wear including some rubbing high points. The spine cover is somewhat discolored and has some chipping. There is some light toning on the pages though the text and photo-illustrations remain clear and legible throughout.
Lot 6014

$40

Book Details: This group of antique books features decorative Charles Dickens titles, as shown in the corresponding images.

The two titles are:
"The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit"

&

"Little Dorrit" with original wrappers bound in.

Both volumes are bound in deluxe, period private binding, with half leather with marbled paper covered boards.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show well with some light age and wear. Little Dorrit has a chipped frontispiece with a small amount of material lacking.
Lot 6015

$80

Book Details: This group features signed collectible volumes on American History.

The authors whose signatures are featured in this group are: Allen Churchill, Janet Snyder Matthews, Harold Schwartz, Stuart Lutz, Margherita Marchione, Gertrude Ryder Bennett, Lon Tinkle, and Charles Angoff.

Additionally, this group features a limited edition A. Colish, Inc. printing of "John Peter Zenger and Freedom of the Press" with an attached limitation page signed by the publisher.

A selection of titles featured in this group of 9 volumes includes: "13 Days to Glory: The Siege of the Alamo"; "The Last Leaf: Voices of History's Last-Known Survivors"; and "Ballads of Colonial Days with Historical Background."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications.
Lot 6016

$20

Title: Voyage Sentimental en France et en Italie
Author: Illustrated by Maurice Leloir - Maurice Leloir was a French illustrator, watercolourist, draftsman, printmaker, writer and collector. [Courtesy Wikipedia] , Laurence Sterne - Laurence Sterne was an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He wrote the influential novels "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" and "A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy," and also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Sterne died in London after years of fighting consumption. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translor: M. Emile Blemont - Léon-Émile Petitdidier , known as Émile Blémont, was a prolific French poet and playwright whose work was linked to Victor Hugo as well as Parnassian poets and symbolist poets. [Courtesy Wikipedia/Google Translate]
Publisher: Librairie Artistique
City: Paris
Year: 1884
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 210 pages
Width: 9" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This limited edition version of Laurence Sterne's famed novel, "A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy" has been translated into French. The volume has been rebound with checkered paper covered boards with the title and author's name printed in gilt letters on a leather spine cover. The original wrappers are bound in with the text.

Additionally, the text features several engravings by French artist Maurice Leloir.

There is a limitation statement which reads: "Tirage de Grand Luxe Il a ete tire dans le format in 4 jesus: 100 Exemplaires sur Japon Imperial, nos 1 a 100. 100 Exemplaires sur papier Whatman, nos 101 a 200. Ces exemplaires sont ornes d'une aquarelle originale de Maurice Leloir.

First printed in 1768, "A Sentimental Journey" is Sterne's last novel. The work outlived its creator and made a lasting impact on travel literature in the 18th century.

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Condition / Notes: The boards of this volume show some indications of age and wear including rubbing and shelfwear, particularly on high points. The front hinge is weak and the back hinge is partially cracked though otherwise the binding is secure. The page edges are somewhat brittle though the engravings show boldly and the text remains clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 6017

$90

Book Details: This group features collectible volumes of author signed, first edition, limited edition, or first printing mystery and suspense novels complete with their original dust jackets.

A selection of titles featured in this group of 7 volumes includes: an author signed copy of "In Secret Service" by Mitch Silver; an author signed copy of "Shadow of a Broken Man" by George C. Chesbro; and "The Silent Speaker" by Rex Stout.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications. The dust jackets of some texts show some minor chipping high points and light marginal creasing.
Lot 6018

$70

Title: A Father's Instructions to His Children Consisting of Tales, Fables, and Reflections; Designed to Promote the Love of Virtue, A Taste for Knowledge, and an Early Aquaintance with the Works of Nature
Author: Thomas Percival - Thomas Percival was an English physician, health reformer, ethicist and author, best known for crafting perhaps the first modern code of medical ethics[citation needed]. He drew up a pamphlet with the code in 1794 and wrote an expanded version in 1803, Medical Ethics, or a Code of Institutes and Precepts, Adapted to the Professional Conduct of Physicians and Surgeons in which he coined the expression "medical ethics". He was also a pioneering campaigner for public health measures and factory regulation in Manchester. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed for J Johnson
City: London
Year: 1777
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 220 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6"
Book Details: This volume is "Part the Second." The volume is bound in marbled paper covered boards with leather spine cover. The work is a piece of advice to young people in terms of virtue, knowledge, etc.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume show mild to moderate signs of age/wear with cracked exterior hinges and edgewear/rubbing to the boards. The interior pages show light age toning, etc. A previous owner bookplate is present.
Lot 6019

$45

Book Details: A selection of titles featured in this group of 8 books on books and literary history includes: "Hobbled Pegasus: A Descriptive Bibliography of Minor English Poetry 1641-1660"; "The Hills of Faraway: A Guide to Fantasy"; and "Cobwebs to Catch Flies: Illustrated Books for the Nursery and Schoolroom 1700-1900."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications.
Lot 6020

$25

Title: White Monarch and the Gas-House Pup
Author: R.G. Kirk
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1917
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 113 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This first edition volume is bound by green cloth covered boards with an illustration of a dog on the front cover in white ink. The title and author's name are also printed on the front cover and spine in white ink.

"White Monarch and the Gas-House Pup" is an evocative and stirring tale of two American fighting dogs. White Monarch is a purebred white bulldog and a show champion. The Gas-House Pup or "McDonald's Grip" was a famous brindle Pit Bull Terrier. This emotive story of two dogs and their respective owners concludes with a vivid description of an epic five hour pit fight. [Courtesy Amazon]

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications. There is some light rubbing on the boards, particularly on high points. The binding and hinges are solid and intact. The pages show some light toning though the text and illustrations remain clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 6021

$55

Book Details: This group features children's books that are signed by their authors or illustrators.

The authors and illustrators whose signatures appear in this group are: Jane Dyer, Deborah Kogan Ray, Lane Smith, Rob Gonsalves, Robert D. San Souci, Shirley Holt, Michael Isaacs, and Betty Paraskevas.

A selection of titles featured in this group of 10 texts includes: "The Fuzzy Escape Artists"; "Imagine a Day"; and "The Reluctant Dragon."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical rangeof age and wear indications. Every book appears with its original dust jacket with the exception of "The Strawberry Dog."
Lot 6022

$20

Title: The Kelly Green Cow
Author: Barbara Travaglini - Barbara Travaglini was an author and businesswoman from Pennsylvania. She was recalled fondly by the Philly Inquirer Daily News upon her passing in 2016. Travaglini was remembered as the recipient of 2 papal honors and as a licensed pilot. [Information courtesy Philly Inquirer], Illustrated by Kathleen Hammond
Publisher: Open Sesame, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1949
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: This limited edition children's picture book is signed by its author, Barbara Travaglini, and its illustrator, Kathleen Hammond. The text is bound by brown paper covered boards with a tan cloth spine cover. The title is affixed to the front cover in green letters on a tan field.

The limitation page reads: "Five hundred copies of this story were printed and handnumbered for lovers of fascinating tales, of fine books, of smiling adults and happy children. The copies No. 1 - 100 Autographed by the author and the artist. This copy has the number 3."

The text follows a classic fairy tale format to tell the story of a magical green cow.

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Condition / Notes: This volume displays some indications of age and wear including some rubbing and shelfwear on the boards and some light soiling on the spine cover. The binding and hinges are solid and intact. The pages show nicely with bright colors and legible text throughout the book.
Lot 6023

$100

Title: Skylark of Valeron
Author: Edward E. Smith - Edward Elmer Smith (also E. E. Smith, E. E. Smith, Ph.D., E. E. "Doc" Smith, Doc Smith, "Skylark" Smith, or-to his family-Ted) was an American food engineer (specializing in doughnut and pastry mixes) and an early science-fiction author, best known for the "Lensman" and "Skylark" series. He is sometimes called the father of space opera. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Fantasy Press
City: Reading, Pennsylvania
Year: 1949
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 252 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This first edition volume is signed and inscribed by its author, Edward E. Smith, and complete with its original dust jacket. The book is bound by blue cloth covered boards with the title and author's name emblazoned in gilt letters on its spine.

The front flap of the dust jacket offers some insights on the content of this text: "Complete in itself, 'Skylark of Valeron' is a masterpiece of space adventure, a round-trip ticket to some of the strangest worlds ever imagined. If you enjoy fiction of a speculative nature, fiction which creates a possible future, in short, good, fast-moving science fiction, you will count 'Skylark of Valeron' among your favorites. No matter how far from the world of today Smith may venture, his alien creatures and their lands are so very convincing that you lose yourself in the complete enjoyment of the tale."

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications. There is some light rubbing and creasing on the dust jacket, particularly on high points. The binding and hinges are solid and intact. Though the pages show some light toning the text and illustrations remain clear and legible throughout the book. Smith's signature is beneath an inscription written in the same hand on the front free endpaper.
Lot 6024

$20

Title: Marietta College Historical Collections
Author: Archer Butler Hulbert - Archer Butler Hulbert, historical geographer, writer, and professor of American history, son of Rev. Calvin Butler Hulbert and Mary Elizabeth Woodward, was born in Bennington, Vermont. His father later became President of Middlebury College. Hulbert was married twice. On 10 September 1901 he married Mary Elizabeth Stacy, who died in 1920. On 16 Jun 1923 he married Dorothy Printup. He had two daughters by each wife. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Marietta Historical Commission
City: Marietta, Ohio
Year: 1917-1918
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: No
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This antique first edition three-volume set is part of the Ohio Company Series and comprises of the two titles:

The Records of the Original Proceedings of the Ohio Company

&

Ohio in the Time of the Confederation

These volumes are bound in uniform cloth covered boards and are adorned photographic plates as well as folding maps.
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well with some mild signs of age/wear including light edgewear and occasional soiling to the boards. The interior pages show occasional light age toning.
Lot 6025

$250

Title: Fairy Tales
Author: Hans Andersen - Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen, was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children: his stories express themes that transcend age and nationality. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
City: London
Year: c. 1923
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 197 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering and tolled decorations. The interior is adorned with tissue-guarded tipped-in color plates that depict scenes from classic tales by Hans Christian Anderson. The Illustrations are by Kay Nielsen. Laid-in at the front of the volume is a advertisement for an exhibition featuring Nielsen's drawings for the publication.


Kay Rasmus Nielsen (March 12, 1886 - June 21, 1957) was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, the "golden age of illustration" which lasted from when Daniel Vierge and other pioneers developed printing technology to the point that drawings and paintings could be reproduced with reasonable facility. He joined the ranks of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac in enjoying the success of the gift books of the early 20th century. Nielsen is also known for his collaborations with Disney for whom he contributed many story sketches and illustrations. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with bright boards. There is some mild edgewear to the exterior. The interior pages show light age toning. Some tipped-in plates are slightly loose.
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