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Lot 5001

$140

Title: The Roosevelt Bears: Their Travels and Adventures
Author: Seymour Eaton
Publisher: Edward Stern & Company, Inc.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 180 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of the first Roosevelt Bears book. The date September 1, 1906 appears at the bottom of the copyright page.

This antique volume is bound in green cloth spine and green paper-covered boards. The spine and front cover have stamped white lettering. The front cover also has bright color pastedown. The book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at the edges and outside corners. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and bright. This work is lavishly illustrated, with full-page color illustrations and numerous b&w drawings by V. Floyd Campbell. All called-for illustrations are present.
Lot 5002

$1700

Title: George Washington Esq. , President of the United States of America
Artist: Edward Savage
Medium: Print
Features: Original
Print Year: 1793
Width: 22.0" Height: 27.5"
Art Notes: This portrait shows a seated Washington, dressed in a dark suit, with his body turned slightly to the right, with his gaze also aimed in that direction. His left hand hold the edge of a map on which the words "Eastern Branch" can be read. His right arm and his hat rest on the table on which the map has been laid out.
Condition: This original mezzotint offers a portrait of the first president of the United States at the beginning of his second term. The plate has been matted and is preserved under glass and withing ornate wooden frame. The print shows very minor loss at the lower left corner. The frame display chipping ath the outside edges. The caption "E. Savage pinx et sculp." appears printed at the mid-section of the bottom edge of image.
Lot 5003

$350

Title: Selected Poems
Author: Robert Frost - Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of his generation, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
City: New York
Year: 1926
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/143 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this early poetry collection. The inscription on the front flyleaf reads "Robert Frost / Pittfield Mass / October 10, 1926."

This antique volume is bound in black cloth spine and green cloth-covered covers with a decorative pattern in gold. The spine has stamped gilt lettering. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and without markings. This volume is preserved in an intact dust jacket with minor loss at the top/bottom of the spine panel and the top/bottom of the spine edges. A small closed tear is visible at the top edge of the front panel and in the lower half of the spine panel. The jacket is preserved in a paper-backed mylar cover.
Lot 5004

$275

Title: Europe Illustrated: Its Picturesque Scenes and Places of Note. Described by John Sherer, F. R. G. S. Superbly Embellished with Steel Engravings by Turner, Allom, Bartlett, Leitch, and Other Eminent Artists
Author: John Sherer
Publisher: The London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited
City: London / New York
Year: circa 1876
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 10.75" Height: 13.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique set is bound in full red leather with bright stamped gilt lettering to the covers. The spine has gilt-lettered labels and stamped ornamental designs in gold. The books show moderate external wear, with loss at the head/foot of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The covers display very minor chipping. Faint scuff marks appear on the front and rear cover of the first volume. The binding is firm. These volumes have gilt edges and silk-like endpapers. The interiors are clean and bright. This work has engraved frontispieces, additional title pages with vignettes, as well as tissue-guarded steel engravings.
Lot 5005

$60

Title: Arkansas and Its People: A History, 1541-1930
Author: uncredited author
Editor: David Y. Thomas
Publisher: The American Historical Society, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in three-quarter black leatherette and dark green cloth. Bright lettering in gold is stamped on spines. The books show light shelfwear. The bindings are firm. The antique bookplate of the New York State Historical Association appears on the front pastedowns. A number appears written in at the bottom margin of each tittle page. The pages are clean and without markings. This work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author in the first volume as well as a large number of photographic plates. Volumes 3 & 4 present many portraits of prominent citizens.
Lot 5006

$200

Title: The Twelve Terrors of Christmas
Author: John Updike - John Hoyer Updike was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.

Updike's most famous work is his "Rabbit" series (the novels Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and the novella "Rabbit Remembered"), which chronicles the life of the middle-class everyman Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom over the course of several decades, from young adulthood to death. Both "Rabbit Is Rich" (1982) and "Rabbit At Rest" (1990) were recognized with the Pulitzer Prize. Updike is one of only three authors (the others were Booth Tarkington and William Faulkner) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. He published more than twenty novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, art criticism, literary criticism and children's books. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems appeared in The New Yorker, starting in 1954. He also wrote regularly for The New York Review of Books.

Describing his subject as "the American small town, Protestant middle class," Updike was well recognized for his careful craftsmanship, his unique prose style, and his prolificity. He wrote on average a book a year. Updike populated his fiction with characters who "frequently experience personal turmoil and must respond to crises relating to religion, family obligations, and marital infidelity." His fiction is distinguished by its attention to the concerns, passions, and suffering of average Americans; its emphasis on Christian theology; and its preoccupation with sexuality and sensual detail. His work has attracted a significant amount of critical attention and praise, and he is widely considered to be one of the great American writers of his time. Updike's highly distinctive prose style features a rich, unusual, sometimes arcane vocabulary as conveyed through the eyes of "a wry, intelligent authorial voice" that extravagantly describes the physical world, while remaining squarely in the realist tradition. He described his style as an attempt "to give the mundane its beautiful due." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Gotham Book Mart
City: New York
Year: 1993
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 32 unnumbered pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition signed by both the author and illustrator Edward Gorey. This is number 336 of 500, The signatures appear on the limitation page.

This volume is bound in tan pictorial stiff wrappers. The book is in excellent condition. This work contains full-page illustrations and vignettes in Gorey's inimitable style.
Lot 5007

$250

Title: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Prepared under the Direction of the Secretary of War, by Bvt. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott, Third U. S. Artillery, and Published pursuant to Act of Congress Approved June 16, 1880
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The National Historical Society
City: Harrisburg
Year: 1985
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 128 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: Reprinted by Historical Times, Inc. for The National Historical Society. A monumental publication offering a vast assortment of primary source documents from the United States Civil War, including both formal reports and informal correspondence.


128 volumes in 4 Series: I (53 volumes, serial numbers 1-111), II (8 volumes, serial numbers 114-121), III (5 volumes, serial numbers 122-126), IV (3 volumes, serial numbers 127-129)) + General Index and Additions and Corrections (1 volume, serial number 130), many in multiple parts, comprising a total of 138, 579 pages. Serially numbered 1-130, with Volumes LIV and LV (serial numbers 112 and 113) never published. Originally printed by the Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1880-1901.

Condition / Notes: This is a rare complete set of this landmark publication. The volumes are bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines usually presenting a brief delineation of the contents. The first volume has a previous owner's cartoon bookplate on the front pastedown. The edges of the text blocks may display light foxing/soiling. The books are otherwise in excellent condition.
Lot 5008

$60

Title: Stories of Adventure: I. Meridiana; The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa. II. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Author: Jules Verne - Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie). Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows. Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction", a title sometimes shared with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells.
Publisher: Scribner, Armstrong & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/232/305 plus 8 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first this two-volume edition, with three titles on the verso of the title page of the second volume and 8 pages of advertisements at the rear of the volume.

This antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with elaborate ornamental designs stamped in gold and black. The book shows moderate external wear, with fraying at the head and foot of the spine and minor loss of material at the outside corners of the boards. The front hinge is cracked. A few pages in the second volume have foxing. The lightly age-toned pages are otherwise clean and without markings. The signature containing pages 11-20 in the second volume is detaching.
Lot 5009

$1600

Title: The Old Man and the Sea
Author: Ernest Miller Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are classics of American literature.

Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school, he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home within the year; his wartime experiences became the basis for his novel “A Farewell to Arms.” In 1922, Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there, he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the "Lost Generation". His first novel, ”The Sun Also Rises,” was published in 1926.

After divorcing Hadley Richardson in 1927, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced following Hemingway's return from covering the Spanish Civil War, after which he wrote “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. During the war, he was present during the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.

Shortly after the publication of “The Old Man and the Sea” in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and '40s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 140 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This work, the story of the epic battle between a fisherman and a giant marlin, was winner of the 1951 Pulitzer Prize and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. It was the basis for John Sturges' 1958 film adaptation starrring Spencer Tracy."The Old Man and the Sea" is a novel written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Cuba, and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway and published in his lifetime. One of his most famous works, it centers upon Santiago, an aging fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. "The Old Man and the Sea" was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this classic short novel. The first printing is indicated by Scribner's "A" and seal on the copyright page.

This volume is bound in light blue cloth with stamped silver lettering to the spine and a blind-stamped facsimile of the author's signature to the lower edge of the front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is tight. The interior is clean and bright.

The intact first-state dust jacket, with the price of $3.00 on the front flap, shows minor edgewear and chipping at ends of spine. The rear panel has a blue-tinted photo of the author.
Lot 5010

$100

Title: Come Communicate Together
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Kent State University
City: Kent, Ohio
Year: 1971
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 409 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce Kent State yearbook that contains pictures and commentary of the shootings of unarmed students that took place on the campus on May 4, 1970.

This volume is bound in gray cloth with circles of red, white and blue cloth showing the fragments of a stars-and-stripes pattern. A black band crosses the mid-section of the spine, front and rear covers. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. The volume has silver endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated, documenting a wide variety of events and student activities, as well as the sights in Kent and at the university. A number of reports that appeared in local newspapers in relation to the shootings are to be found at the rear of the volume.

Newspaper accounts of the shootings from the seventies have been laid in: A New York Times piece dated July 27, 1975 and a Rolling Stone article from May 9, 1974.
Lot 5011

$90

Book Details: This lot contains the group of collectible books shown in the corresponding images. These items, in fancy leather bindings, are part of the Easton Press Collection of “The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written”. The frontispiece portraits of the authors were all specially commissioned for this series. Other features include gilt page edges, lettering, and detailing of cover. These books also contain illustrated plates or decorative in-text design.

Titles include "Rights of Man", "The Decameron", "The Analects of Confucius", "The Essays of Sir Francis Bacon", "Two Plays" by Moliere, "Candide", "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin", "The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau", "The Prince", and "The Federalist.

The entire collection is being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog to see additional items.
Condition / Notes: These items are in pristine condition.
Lot 5012

$120

Details: This lost consists of the approximately 300 vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding images. These postcards are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for additional postcard lots. These items portray scenes from around the United States, with historic and iconic buildings, landmarks, people, and landscapes. Places featured include Washington, D.C., New Hampshire, and New Jersey. Real-photo postcards, souvenir folders and postcards on linen are included.
Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. This may include small loss to corners or slight crackling to image. Color images remains vivid.
Lot 5013

$90

Title: Santa Claus Book: The Night before Christmas
Author: Clement Moore - Clement Clarke Moore was an American Professor of Oriental and Greek Literature, as well as Divinity and Biblical Learning, at the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in New York City. Located on land donated by the "Bard of Chelsea" himself, the seminary still stands today on Ninth Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets, in an area known as Chelsea Square. Moore's connection with that institution continued for over twenty-five years. He is the author of the yuletide poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", which later became famous as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas".
Publisher: Capitol Publishing Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1947
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 24 unnumbered pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume, whose boards are cut in the shape of Santa on a sleigh, is bound with a heavy red metal comb. The bright pictorial paper-covered boards depict in bright colors Santa Claus on the front cover and a winter landscape on the rear. The book shows very light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and bright. This work has color illustrations by Florence Kent.

The title is taken from the front cover.
Lot 5014

$140

Book Details: This lot includes the antique bound magazine compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a volume of the short-lived periodical The Pageant, edited by Charles Hazelwood Shannon and J. W. Gleeson White, and published in 1896 by Henry & Co. in London. This work contains literary contributions by Swinburne, W. B. Yeats, Paul Verlaine, John Gray, Theodore Watts, T. Sturge Moore, Lionel Johnson, Max Beerbohm, Maurice Maeterlinck and others. These volumes also contain artistic works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charles Ricketts, Will Rothernstein, among others, and an original lithograph by James McNeil Whistler entitled "The Doctor -- Portrait of My Brother" (no further impressions or re-strikes were issued and it is believed the stone was effaced shortly after 1896).
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in light brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs depicting dove in flight with plant in its beak. The books show external wear, with spotting to the spine, mild rubbing and light soiling to the covers. The covers of the volume displays small stains. Loss of material is visible at the foot of the spine. The binding is sound. This volume has decorative endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. Each book contains numerous plates and textual illustrations.
Lot 5015

$70

Title: The Pets' Doctor
Author:
Publisher: Herbert Dubler, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1943
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 12 leaves
Width: 5" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in brown paper-covered boards with a bright color illustration on the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to the covers. The binding is sound. A bright pictorial bookplate can be seen on the front pastedown and a white sticker to the upper right corner of the front flyleaf. The pages are clean and without markings. This work has bright full-page color illustrations by Ida Bohatta Morpurgo. This book is preserved in a transparent plastic cover.

The emblem of "Ars Sacra" appears on a preliminary page.
Lot 5016

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique American history shown in the corresponding images.

Items include the book "Were You In Ranger" by Boyce House, on oil and petroleum, an author signed copy of "Trees Of Washington The Man-The City" by Erle Kauffman, "The Great Adventure" by Theodore Roosevelt, and the book "Fremont and '49" by Fredrick S. Dellenbaugh, on California settling, pioneering and the West. This title includes fold-out maps. Other titles include "The Columbia River", Flowing South", and "Puritan City". Many of these books are in dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: These books exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Some dust jackets have tears or small loss.
Lot 5017

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the Antique American History shown in the corresponding images.

Items include a first edition of "The Epic of America" by James Truslow Adams in pebbled leather (with illustrations, 1931), a book on the history of American "Indian Wars" by Henry Trumbull with two hand-color plates, and a copy of "The New World Compared with The Old:" by Goe. Alfred Townsend, in three-quarters leather with illustrations (1870). "Report of the Forrest Divorce Case" and a debate on Capital Punishment are also included.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications including foxing or staining of pages, chipping or loss to leather or spine, and detaching text block.
Lot 5018

$110

Title: Across the River and into the Trees
Author: Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1950
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 308 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Prior to publication by Scribner's the novel was serialized in Cosmopolitan magazine. The title is derived from the last words of Confederate General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson.



The first chapter opens on the last day in the life of antagonist, Colonel Richard Cantwell, who is duck hunting in Trieste. Much of the novel is a protracted flashback, with Cantwell thinking about a young Venetian woman, Renata, and about his life as a soldier during the war. In Italy, Hemingway had met a young woman, Adriana Ivancich, with whom he was infatuated and he used as the model for the female character in the novel. A central theme in the novel is death and how one faces death. One biographer and critic sees a parallel between Hemingway's "Across the River and Into the Trees" and Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice." Generally critics agree the novel is built upon successive layers of symbolism. As in his other writing, Hemingway employs the style known as the iceberg theory, in which much of the substance of the work lies below the surface of the plot itself.



Hemingway himself said of the novel, "Book start slow, then increase in pace till it becomes impossible to stand. I bring emotion up to where you can’t stand it, then we level off, so we won’t have to provide oxygen tents for the readers."



The novel was written in Italy, Cuba and France. Across the River and Into the Trees was the first of Hemingway's novels to receive consistently bad press and reviews. In the years since its publication, however, some critics have come to believe it is an important addition to the Hemingway canon.(Summary courtesy of Wikipedia)


Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this novel, with the Scribner's "A" and seal on the copyright page. "

This volume is bound in black cloth with stamped yellow lettering to the spine and a facsimile of the author's signature in gold in the lower right corner. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and without markings. The intact dust jacket, with price of $3.00 on the front flap, exhibits light shelfwear.
Lot 5019

$35

Title: The Kelloggs in the Old World and the New
Author: Timothy Hopkins
Publisher: Sunset Press and Photoengraving Co.
City: San Francisco
Year: 1903
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 7.75" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These are the second and third (index) volumes of this three-volume edition of this genealogical work.

This antique set is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spines. The books show moderate external wear, with very light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. The bindings are firm. The pages are clean and bright. The second volume is illustrated with a double-page facsimile of Nicholas Kellogg's will. The index contains a double-page b&w map of Essex County, England from Norden's History of Essex, 1769.
Lot 5020

$70

Details: This lost consists of the approximately 350 vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding images. These postcards are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for additional postcard lots. These items portray scenes from around the World, with historic and iconic buildings, landmarks, people, and landscapes. Places featured include Brazil Germany Cuba, Canada, Ireland, Napoli, Montreal, Niagara Falls, and Belfast. Real-photo postcards, art postcards, and postcards on linen are included.
Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. This may include small loss to corners or slight crackling to image. Color images remains vivid.
Lot 5021

$110

Details: This lost consists of the approximately 300 vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding images. These postcards are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for additional postcard lots. These items portray scenes from around the United States, with historic and iconic buildings, landmarks, people, and landscapes. This lot features California including beaches, Death Valley, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Real-photo postcards and postcards on linen are included.
Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. This may include small loss to corners or slight crackling to image. Color images remains vivid.
Lot 5022

$140

Details: This lot consists of the antique scrapbooks shown in the corresponding images. These items include many trade cards, decorative calling cards and chromolithographs. Images feature children, ships and sailboats, and humorous caricatures. There is also a complete series of alphabet cards, and cards with ornithological and botanical themes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These albums exhibit more advanced flaws including missing boards or detached pages. Two albums are mostly or completely dis-bound. The cards inside are in better condition with fewer wear indications.
Lot 5023

$90

Details: This lot consists of the ornithological plates and illustrations shown in the corresponding images. The multitude of items vary in size and shape. Images of water fowl, hawks, eagles, and tropical species are included. Most items are color illustrations, Matted items and foil plates are also included. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Plates may have rough edges or tears and some loss may be present. Color images remain vivid.
Lot 5024

$175

Details: This lot consists of the antique tobacciana shown in the corresponding images. These items include trading cards, and advertisements.

"Famous Americans" series includes Presidents, authors, explorers and inventors such as Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Samuel Clemens, Captain John Smith, and George Washington. Other series or themes include Countries, World Soldiers, Ornithology, Natural History, Native Americans, lighthouses, Andree's Balloon and scantily clad women. Items include chromolithographs and real photo trading cards.

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Condition / Notes: Items generally show well. Famous Americans and World Soldiers are mounted. Some patina or turned corners may be present. Color illustrations remain vibrant.
Lot 5025

$25

Title: The History and Antiquities of Charnwood Forest. With an Appendix, on the Geology, Botany, and Ornithology of the District
Author: Thomas Rossell Potter - Thomas Rossell Potter was a British antiquary. He started a school in Leicestershire, but he is known for his publications about the history and geology of Leicestershire. He was the editor of a number of local newspapers.
Publisher: Hamilton, Adams, and Co.
City: London
Year: 1842
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/192 pages plus 80 pages of appendix
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with sunning to the spine and light soiling to the covers. Minor loss of material is visible at the lightly-bumped corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The volume has yellow endpapers. The rear flyleaf has been excised. A small white sticker with a numeral can be seen in the lower inside corner of the rear pastedown. The pages exhibit a very small amount light foxing, with more significant foxing to some of the plates. Heavy foxing is visible on the detached frontispiece and the engraved title page. This work has a number of textual illustrations. The map of Charnwood Forest with color outlining is well preserved, as is the hand-colored plate entitled "Geology of Charnwood."
Lot 5026

$80

Details: This lost consists of the approximately 400 vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding images. These postcards are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for additional postcard lots. These items portray scenes from around the United States, with historic and iconic buildings, landmarks, people, and landscapes. These postcards feature Massachusetts including The Pioneers Village, Salem, Cape Cod, Boston Common, Monroe Tavern, and Whittier Home. Real-photo postcards, souvenir folders and postcards on linen are included.
Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. This may include small loss to corners or slight crackling to image. Color images remains vivid.
Lot 5027

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique theology and philosophy shown in the corresponding images.

Items include "The Dore Gallery of Bible Stories", "Christ's Life In Pictures", an author-signed copy of "The Church Beautiful" by John R. Scotford", "The Ministry of Jesus", "Women As World Builders", "Self-Cultivation Recommended or, Hints to a Youth", and a book of "Psalms & Hymns" with metal clasp.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications including cracked hinges. "Psalms & Hymns" has loss to clasp. " "The Dore Gallery Of Bible Stories" is dis-bound. Some items may have pencil markings.
Lot 5028

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique children's books by Alison Uttley shown in the corresponding images. Most of these decorative illustrated books are in dust jackets.

Titles include "Snug and the Silver Spoon", "The Knot Squirrel Tied", "Moldy Warp The Mole", "Little Grey Rabbit To The Rescue", "The Flower Show", "Mrs. Mouse Spring-Cleans", and "Snug and Serena Meet a Queen".

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Condition / Notes: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Slight loss or wear to some dust jackets.
Lot 5029

$80

Title: The Illustrated Alphabet of Birds
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Crosby & Ainsworth
City: Boston
Year: 1868
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 5" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. The book shows very light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with full-page representations of birds of a variety of species. Sixteen pages of publisher's catalugue appear at the end of the volume.
Lot 5030

$40

Title: A Month of Sundays
Author: John Updike - John Hoyer Updike was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.

Updike's most famous work is his "Rabbit" series (the novels Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and the novella "Rabbit Remembered"), which chronicles the life of the middle-class everyman Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom over the course of several decades, from young adulthood to death. Both "Rabbit Is Rich" (1982) and "Rabbit At Rest" (1990) were recognized with the Pulitzer Prize. Updike is one of only three authors (the others were Booth Tarkington and William Faulkner) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. He published more than twenty novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, art criticism, literary criticism and children's books. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems appeared in The New Yorker, starting in 1954. He also wrote regularly for The New York Review of Books.

Describing his subject as "the American small town, Protestant middle class," Updike was well recognized for his careful craftsmanship, his unique prose style, and his prolificity. He wrote on average a book a year. Updike populated his fiction with characters who "frequently experience personal turmoil and must respond to crises relating to religion, family obligations, and marital infidelity." His fiction is distinguished by its attention to the concerns, passions, and suffering of average Americans; its emphasis on Christian theology; and its preoccupation with sexuality and sensual detail. His work has attracted a significant amount of critical attention and praise, and he is widely considered to be one of the great American writers of his time. Updike's highly distinctive prose style features a rich, unusual, sometimes arcane vocabulary as conveyed through the eyes of "a wry, intelligent authorial voice" that extravagantly describes the physical world, while remaining squarely in the realist tradition. He described his style as an attempt "to give the mundane its beautiful due." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1975
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 228 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this novel, part of the Scarlet Letter trilogy. This is copy number 333 of 450 signed by Updike on the limitation page.

This volume is bound in the publisher's rough gray-brown cloth over a red cloth spine. The spine has bright stamped gilt lettering. The book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. The intact slipcase, measuring approximately 6" x 8.75", is illustrated with calendar numbers and moons.

Lot 5031

$40

Title: The Fairy Circus
Author: Dorothy P. Lathrop - Dorothy Pulis Lathrop was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. She was born in Albany, New York. During a prolific career spanning from 1919 to 1967, she used her artistic skills as an illustrator of other authors’ children's fictional literature: more than 38 books were published with her illustrations. Lathrop wrote and illustrated nine children's books and several topical nonfiction books. She was also an accomplished printmaker. Much of her work was devoted to the beauty and importance of animals.
Lathrop's career began around 1919, when her first published suite of illustrations appeared in Walter de la Mare's book for children, "The Three Mulla-Mulgars." Lathrop developed a friendship with de la Mare, and thereafter illustrated five more of his books for children: "Down-Adown-Derry" (1922), "Crossings" (1923), "The Dutch Cheese" (1931), "Mr. Bumps and His Monkey" (1942) and "Bells and Grass" (1942).
In 1929, Lathrop illustrated Rachel Field's successful children's novel, "Hitty, Her First Hundred Years," the fictional story of a doll, which won the Newbery Medal, awarded by the American Library Association for the best children's novel of the year. In 1931, Lathrop wrote "The Fairy Circus," which was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal. In 1938, Lathrop’s illustrations for "Animals of the Bible," written by Helen Dean Fish, won her the inaugural Caldecott Medal, awarded for the year's "most distinguished American picture book for children".
Lathrop illustrated many other books, particularly fantasy and fairy tales such as W. H. Hudson's "Little Boy Lost"; Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid"; Hilda Conkling's "Silverhorn"; George MacDonald's "The Princess" and "Curdie and The Light Princess"; Jean Ingelow's "Mopsa the Fairy" and her self-authored "The Lost Merry-Go-Round" and "The Colt from Moon Mountain."
She illustrated several collections of children's poetry including work by Walter de la Mare and Sara Teasdale's "Stars To-night."
In 1949 she was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1942
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 66 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in orange cloth with stamped black and gilt lettering to the front cover. The pictorial design on the front cover is stamped in gold within black ornamental designs. The book shows soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. Traces of removed library attachments appear on the rear endpaper. White out has been applied to a small portion of the front flyleaf and gutter of dedication page. The pages exhibit light foxing. This work has a color frontispiece, vignettes, and color & b&w plates.
Lot 5032

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique children's annuals and storybooks shown in the corresponding images.

Publishers include Blackie and Nelson. Titles include "Blackie's Children's Annual", "The Chummy Book", "Tub-Time Tales" "The Jenny Wren Story Book", and "Teatime".

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Condition / Notes: These books exhibit some age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Some items may contain gift inscriptions. Color plates remain vibrant.
Lot 5033

$70

Title: Abiyoyo: Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story
Author: Pete Seeger - Peter "Pete" Seeger was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture and environmental causes.

A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" (with Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (with Lee Hays of the Weavers), and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (lyrics adapted from Ecclesiastes), which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are sung throughout the world. "Flowers" was a hit recording for the Kingston Trio (1962); Marlene Dietrich, who recorded it in English, German and French (1962); and Johnny Rivers (1965). "If I Had a Hammer" was a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963), while the Byrds had a number one hit with "Turn! Turn! Turn!" in 1965.

Seeger was one of the folksingers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual "We Shall Overcome" (also recorded by Joan Baez and many other singer-activists) that became the acknowledged anthem of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement, soon after folk singer and activist Guy Carawan introduced it at the founding meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. In the PBS American Masters episode "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song", Seeger stated it was he who changed the lyric from the traditional "We will overcome" to the more singable "We shall overcome." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)



Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company / Collier Macmillan Publishers
City: New York / London
Year: 1986
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 47 unnumbered pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: Banished from the town for making mischief, a little boy and his father are welcomed back when they find a way to make the dreaded giant Abiyoyo disappear.



Condition / Notes: This is is scarce early printing of this work, signed "Pete" next to the author's printed name at the end of the foreword.

This volume is bound in gray paper-covered boards and dark gray cloth spine with stamped orange lettering. The figure of the title character appears blind stamped on the front cover. The ISBN can be seen in orange at the bottom of the rear cover. The book is in excellent condition. The intact illustrated dust jacket, with price of $15.95 on the front flap, displays light shelfwear. This work contains bright double-page illustrations by Michael Hays.
Lot 5034

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of antique chromolithograph books shown in the corresponding images. These decorative items were published by Nister, and contain images of people in period costuming.

Titles include "Granny's Glasses", "Jingles and Rhymes", "Sunnyland Stories", "Cherry Cheeks", "A Long Time Ago", "The Cat and the Fiddle", "The Rule of three", and "Holly Boughs".

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Condition / Notes: These items show some age/wear indications. Some chipping of cover and/or foxing of pages. Some items may contain clear tape along inside hinge, or gift inscriptions.
Lot 5035

$90

Title: The Song of Hiawatha
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", "The Song of Hiawatha," and "Evangeline." He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were "Voices of the Night" (1839) and "Ballads and Other Poems" (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary Potter, died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife, Frances Appleton, died in 1861 after sustaining burns from her dress catching fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882.

Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1911
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/245 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Longfellow's epic narrative poem, recounting the life and deeds of the legendary Iroquois leader and hero, accompanied by photographs of the Ojibwa tribe's annual theatrical production of the story in Wa-ya-ga-mug, Michigan.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce "player's edition" of this classic work of 19th-century American literature. This edition has an introduction by Frank W. Gunsaulus and illustrations of the "Wa-yaga-mug and the Indian players from photographs by Grace Chandler Horn."

This antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. The spine and front cover have a stamped decorative Native American motif. Verses from the work have been stamped in black, against a yellow field, in the borders of the front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The endpapers are adorned with a photograph of the assembled cast of the theatrical production. A gift inscription dated 1911 appears at the top of a blank preliminary page. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece photograph and numerous photographic plates. The book is preserved in a tattered glassine cover and a cardboard box , with lid displaying loss to one of the side panels and split corners.
Lot 5036

$200

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique illustrated children's literature shown in the corresponding images.

"Peter Pan in Kensington Garden" and "The Sleeping Beauty" were illustrated by Arthur Rackham. "Robinson Crusoe", "Rip Van Winkle", and "Susanna And Sue" were illustrated by N C Wyeth. "The Arabian Nights" edited by Kate Douglas Wiggins and Nora A Smith (1909), was illustrated by Maxfield Parrish.

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Condition / Notes: These items display age/wear indications. "Peter Pan" and "Sleeping Beauty" have detached pages/plates. Other items may contain cracked hinges or tears to pages. Gift inscriptions may be included. Color illustrations remain vivid.
Lot 5037

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the natural history, travel and exploration, and children's books shown in the corresponding images.

Subject matter included Ornithology, "Mother Earth", Arabia. There are books from the "Young Folks Library" series. Famous fairy tales, "Captain Fair and Square", "Silver Packages", and "Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express" are included. There are also a few author signed books, including Steven Kellogg.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 5038

$70

Title: Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Colour-Prints: A Collector's Guide to All the Subjects Illustrated Including an Exhaustive Account of the Chushingura and Other Famous Plays, together with a Causerie on the Japanese Theatre
Author: Basil Stewart
Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/381 pages
Width: 10.75" Height: 15.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter gray cloth and blue paper-covered boards. The spine has a black leather label with bright stamped gilt lettering and ruling. A stamped design appears in the lower half of the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with minor discoloration to the paper covers and smudging in the lower outside corner of the front cover. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and bright. This work contains a list of illustration and glossary at the front of the volume, and appendices with the dating of Japanese prints, list of Ukiyoye artists, reproductions of artists' signatures, publishers' seals, and actors' crests. An addendum to page 206 is tipped in at the first page of table of contents. This work is illustrated with a large number of plates, "reproductions of over 270 prints from the author's collection and other sources: 22 in colour." The tissue-guarded frontispiece is detached.

The book is preserved in a transparent plastic cover.

The illustrated front panel of the dust jacket is laid in.
Lot 5039

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Orphan Boy's Trials by Thomas Cromwell - Dated 1849 by Published by Edward LivermoreThis is the second title in this volume. It is illustrated with a frontispiece and a title-page vignette
- John's Adventures; Or, the Little Knight-Errant by Anne Augusta Gray - Dated 1849 by Published by Edward Livermore - First EditionThis is the first of two titles bound in this volume. A legend entitled "The Dwarf in Search of a Lodging" appears on the final two pages of this the first text.

This attractive antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to the spine. The front cover has a pictorial design stamped in gold at its center, representing bird perched on flowers in a vase. The book shows mild external wear, with sunning to the spine. The binding is sound. An old annotation can be seen on the front flyleaf. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece, a title-page vignette, textual illustrations and ornamental initial letters.
Lot 5040

$140

Details: This lost consists of the approximately 300 vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding images. These postcards are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for additional postcard lots. These items portray scenes from around the United States, with historic and iconic buildings, landmarks, people, and landscapes. Places featured include Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. Real-photo postcards and postcards on linen are included.
Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. This may include small loss to corners or slight crackling to image. Color images remains vivid.
Lot 5041

$130

Title: Tom & Jerry: The Jolly Plumbers
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Cupples and Leon Company, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1933
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 62 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: "Tom and Jerry are fictional characters that starred in a series of early sound cartoons produced by the Van Beuren Studios, and distributed by RKO Pictures. The series lasted from 1931 to 1933. When Official Films purchased the Van Beuren library in the 1950s, the characters were renamed Dick and Larry to avoid confusion with Tom and Jerry, the famous MGM cartoon series of the '40s and '50s. Today, animation historians refer to the characters as Van Beuren's Tom and Jerry. Today, all of these cartoons are in the public domain." (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter dark brown cloth spine and white paper-covered boards. The front cover has a bright color illustrations depicting the title characters. The book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and extensive faint water marking to the rear cover. The binding is firm. The volume has bright multicolor pictorial endpapers. Tide marking is visible on the fore edges of the flyleaves, as well as the first and final pages of the text. Every page has a b&w illustration to the upper half.
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