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Lot 4068

$80

Title: Dumont's Darkey Dialect Discourses: A Collection of Comic Monologs
Author: Frank Dumont - Frank Dumont was a popular American minstrel show performer and manager.
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
City: New York
Year: circa 1910
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 36 pages
Width: 5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce example of "amateur minstrel literature," with back of front cover presenting advertisement for "minstrel properties and requisites."

This antique booklet is bound in original stapled illustrated wrappers, with b&w caricatures of African-Americans on covers. Intact wrappers show soiling and water markings to fore edge of front cover. Pages are 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 4069

$150

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling the Royal Yacht Fubbs, 1724
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 1997
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 613/ xlvi/ix pages plus 4 pages of advertisements and two-page index
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

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Lot 4070

$15

Title: The History of Political Parties in the State of New York from the Ratification of the Federal Constitution to December, 1840. Vol. II
Author: Jabez D. Hammond
Publisher: C. van Beenthuysen/H. & E. Phinney
City: Albany / Copperstown
Year: 1842/1844
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: First volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine, second volume is bound in full leather. Volumes show external wear, with second volume displaying repaired spine, rubbing to covers and minor loss at outside corners. Second volume has sunning to spine and light soiling to covers. Hinges of second volume have been reinforced. Previous owner's signature appears in pink across lower half of title page of second volume. Foxing can be seen throughout interiors of both volumes. Second volume is illustrated with tissue-guarded 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: $6.50
Lot 4071

$60

Title: The Doris Lessing Reader
Author: Doris Lessing - Doris May Lessing CH is a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels include "The Grass Is Singing" (1950), the sequence of five novels collectively called "Children of Violence" (1952-69), "The Golden Notebook" (1962), "The Good Terrorist" (1985), and five novels collectively known as "Canopus in Argos: Archives" (1979-1983).

Lessing was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. In doing so the Swedish Academy described her as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny". Lessing was the eleventh woman and the oldest person to ever receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

In 2001, Lessing was awarded the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime's achievement in British Literature. In 2008, The Times ranked her fifth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1988
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: xi/633 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed uncorrected proof of this work by Doris Lessing. Author's signature can be seen on title page.

Volume is bound in pink wrappers, with publisher's proof notice with pencil annotations taped to front cover. Covers display light soiling. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright.

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Lot 4072

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of issues of the literary magazine Two Worlds shown in the corresponding image(s). These quarterlies are dated September 1925, December 1925, March 1926, June 1926 and contain early versions of Finnegans Wake. These are revised excerpts that began to appear in a number of literary magazines.

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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 4073

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of William H. Roberts' "USS New Ironsides in the Civil War" (Naval Institute Press, 1999, in dust jacket) and "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Commerce and Navigation of the United States, for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1863" (Government Printing Office, 1865).

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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 4074

$130

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

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: $29.50
Lot 4075

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of nautical books on books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Wander-Ships:Folk-Stories of the Sea" (The Open Court Publishing Company, 1917) by Wilbur Bassett, and a first edition of "Folklore and the Sea" (Wesleyan U. P., 1973, dust jacket).

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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: $13.50
Lot 4076

$130

Title: A Short History of the Confederate States of America
Author: Jefferson Davis - Jefferson Fine Davis was an American statesman and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, serving as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history, from 1861 to 1865.
Publisher: Belford Company, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1890
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/505 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and black lettering at foot of spine and on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine and light soiling to covers. Foxing can be seen on fore edge of text block. Binding is firm. Volume has floral endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and additional 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: $7.50
Lot 4077

$90

Title: The Harvard Book: A Series of Historical, Biographical, and Descriptive Sketches
Author: uncredited author
Editor: F. O. Vaille, H. A. Clark
Publisher: Welch, Bigelow and Company
City: Cambridge
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 12" Height: 14.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique is bound in three-quarter leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Harvard emblem stamped in gilt appears on front covers. Books show external wear, with professionally rebacked spines displaying chipping. Minor loss of material can also be seen at corners. Discoloring and staining are visible on covers. Hinges are reinforced. Volumes have marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Interiors are clean and without markings. Illustrated with photographic plates with tissue guards.

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: $20.50
Lot 4078

$60

Title: Prison Life and Reflections; or, a Narrative of the Arrest, Trial, Conviction, Imprisonment, Treatment, Observations, Reflections, and Deliverace of Work, Burr, and Thompson
Author: George Thompson
Publisher: A. Work
City: Hartford
Year: 1853
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 377 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Rear flyleaf has been excised. Interior displays scattered foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece.

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 4079

$25

Details: There are 29 thick Edison disks in this lot. These records are 9-3/4" in diameter and 3/16" thick. Ten of them are protected by paper sleeves, nine in original Edison sleeves.

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Condition / Notes: The four records that are in paper sleeves are in excellent condition. Most of the other records are in good or very good condition. A few have chipped edges and are in fair condition.


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: $38.50
Lot 4080

$150

Title: Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Volume III. June to November, 1851
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1851
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 864 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This a scarce compilation of antique issues of Harper's, containing both an early portion of Melville's "Moby Dick" (658-665) as well as a very early critique of Mormonism entitled "Joe Smith and the Mormons" (64-66).

Antique volume is bound in half leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and narrow cracking at edges of spine. Minor loss of wear can be seen at corners. Small white stains and smudge are visible on front cover, with additional staining to fore edge of text block. Binding is detaching at front hinge. Text block is intact. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are foxed. Volume contains in-text illustrations and plates. Text is in double columns.

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 4081

$70

Book Details: Vintage humorists and cartoonists are the subject of this generous collection of amusing books. Many of the funniest writers and illustrators of the mid-twentieth century are represented here: James Thurber, S.J. Perelman, Al Hirschfeld, Charles Addams, Ronald Searle, David Levine, Gluyas Williams, Edward Koren, Charles Barsotti, Lee Lorenz, Alan Dunn, and Charles Saxon.

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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: $22.50
Lot 4082

$140

Book Details: This lot includes the group of first editions & first printings of literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001) and Cormac McCarthy's "No Country for Old Men" (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005).

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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 4083

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of issues of German photo magazine Photographie fur Alle shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines date from between January 1, 1933 to December 15, 1934. Each issue is profusely illustrated and contains a number of articles on amateur photography, cameras, equipment reviews, photographic technique and developments of cultural/national importance impacting the trade and art of photography.

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Condition / Notes: The magazine issues in these lots are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. All issues have their original illustrated wrappers; a small number of magazines may have detached covers. Date is stamped in upper right corner of each front cover.


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 4084

$30

Book Details: This generous collection of reference works outlines aspects of both music and art history. Photography figures prominently in the art department, with volumes on Edward Steichen, Vogue fashion photographs, and Polaroids. Other studies consider lithography and French drawings, art of the American West, Viking-era Irish art and illuminated letters, cartooning, and the creations of Russian jeweler Carl Faberge.

Music history is provided by books on composers such as Beethoven, Handel (by Christopher Hogwood, a conductor of note in the authentic instruments movement), and Monteverdi, and musical styles such as modern swing. The diaries of Cosima Wagner are included. Other performing arts are represented by books on Martha Graham's legacy in dance.

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Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in very good condition with dust jackets. Some have 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: $51.50
Lot 4085

$40

Book Details: The history of caricature and cartooning is explored in this collection of seven books, which features such disparate masters as Honore Daumier and Al Hirschfeld. Other famous cartoonists and caricaturists are also represented, such as David Levine, Charles Addams, William Auerbach-Levy , and the many artists whose work has amused the readers of the New Yorker and other periodicals. Volumes by David Levine and William Auerbach-Levy are signed by their authors. "Hirschfeld by Hirschfeld" is a first edition.

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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: $18.50
Lot 4086

$40

Book Details: Important writers of 20th century literature populate this lot, which includes Joseph Blotner's definitive, two-volume biography of William Faulkner; a facsimile of the manuscript of D. H. Lawrence's seminal "Sons and Lovers; John Malcolm Brinnin's "Sextet," portraits of six authors; and "The Romantic Egoists: A Pictorial Autobiography from the Scrapbooks and Albums of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Books by Blotner and Brinnin are signed by their authors.

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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: $22.50
Lot 4087

$120

Title: Hebrew Melodies
Author: Lord Byron - George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS , commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems "Don Juan" and "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" and the short lyric "She Walks in Beauty." He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.

He travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died at 36 years of age from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi in Greece.

Byron was celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, rumours of a scandalous incestuous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile. It has been speculated that he suffered from bipolar I disorder.
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1815
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 53 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in blue-paper covered boards, with black lettering to front cover. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has new endpapers. Very light foxing appears on a small number of pages.

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 4088

$375

Title: Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin; Consisting of His Life, Written by Himself, together with Essays, Humourous, Moral & Literary; Chiefly in the Manner of The Spectator
Author: Benjamin Franklin - Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of historian Henry Steele Commager, "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."
Publisher: Samuel Campbell, Bookseller
City: New York
Year: 1794
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 142 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-in-one volume edition of the second American edition.

Antique volume has been rebound in three-quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with stamped gilt lettering and raised bands. Book shows external wear, with rubbing visible at edges and raised bands. Binding is sound. Front flyleaf has been excised. Pages display scattered foxing.

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 4089

$15

Details: The only thing this very large, wide-ranging assortment of vintage vinyl records has in common is color: none of them are black. There are about 475 records here, and most of them were designed to be played at 45 rpm. A few are 78s. Nearly all of them lack jackets or sleeves, except for the 16 classical albums and singles. The great majority of these records are translucent red, but all colors are here, including green, turquoise, royal blue, amber, orange, purple, and an opaque red. The recordings span many decades, with a few dating as late as the 1980s. All types of music are represented, most of it popular forms like jazz, pop songs, and swing, but classical and Christian recordings are here, too. Among the better albums is an EP of the great contralto Marian Anderson, in excellent condition.

No children's records are in this lot; please look at other lots in this auction for those records.

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Condition / Notes: Condition is highly variable, ranging from immaculate to fair, with most in the good to very good range. No broken records are included in this lot.

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: $43.50
Lot 4090

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Report on European Dock-Yards" (Government Printing Office, 1889) by Philip Hichborn, and "Seamen All" (Little, Brown and Company, 1924, in dust jacket) by E. Keble Chatterton.

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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. It should be noted that "Report on European Dock-Yards" shows significant external wear, with taping to spine detaching.


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 4091

$35

Book Details: This lot contains splendid, decorative editions of works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Thackeray, Dante Gabriel Rosetti, and Lord Byron. The oversize, two-volume edition of "Vanity Affair" was published by the Limited Editions Club, and is signed by the illustrator John Austen. The poetry of Dante Gabriel Rosetti also fills two volumes. An early copy of a satire by Byron, "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," has a half-leather binding.

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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: $13.50
Lot 4092

$35

Book Details: This collection of world history features a six-volume set on archaeology, focusing on places around or near the Mediterranean Sea, an area important to other books in this lot. Other topics include Jewish history, and the histories of dance, medicine, and pirates.

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Condition / Notes:

Most of these books are in very good condition with dust jackets. Some have 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: $51.50
Lot 4093

$40

Details: Vintage posters which exemplify the classic styling of the 1960s and earlier fill this lot. There are three Vogue posters, two of them retro when they were printed in the late 1960s; a David Levine caricature print, a bit of '60s retro cartoon kitsch, a Spanish travel poster advertising the Costa Brava, and an original silkscreen signed "W. Newman."

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Condition / Notes: These posters are generally in good, intact condition. Some posters show edge or corner wear. One Vogue poster has a 2-1/2" tear at the bottom.

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Lot 4094

$70

Title: A Sermon Preach'd at the Coronation of Queen Anne, in the Abby-Church of Westminster, April XXIII. MDCCII. By the Most Reverend Father in God, John Lord Archbishop of York. Published by Her Majesty's Special Command
Author: John Sharp - John Sharp, English divine, Archbishop of York, was born at Bradford, and educated at Christ's College, Cambridge.

Sharp was ordained deacon and priest on 12 August 1667, and until 1676 was chaplain and tutor in the family of Sir Heneage Finch at Kensington House. Meanwhile he became archdeacon of Berkshire (1673), prebendary of Norwich, rector of St Giles's-in-the-Fields, and in 1681 dean of Norwich.

In 1686, when chaplain to James II, he was suspended for ten months on a charge of having made some reflections on the king, and in 1688 was cited for refusing to read the Declaration of Indulgence.

Under William and Mary he succeeded Tillotson as Dean of Canterbury in 1689, and (after declining a choice of sees vacated by non-jurors who were his personal friends) followed Thomas Lamplugh as archbishop of York in 1691. He made a thorough investigation of the affairs of his see, and regulated the disordered chapter of Southwell.

He preached at the coronation of Queen Anne and became her almoner and confidential adviser in matters of church and state. He welcomed the Arminian bishops who came to England in 1713, and corresponded with the Prussian court on the possibility of the Anglican liturgy as a means of reconciliation between Lutherans and Calvinists.
Publisher: Walter Kettilby and William Rogers
City: London
Year: 1702
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 26 pages plus advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique string-bound pamphlet is in original printed wrappers. Volume displays light external wear, with faint scattered foxing to covers. Light pencil annotations are visible in top margin of front cover. Binding is sound. Title page has markings to margin and the number 20 in parenthesis written at top.Pages are 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 4095

$80

Title: The Pupil of Pleasure
Author: Courtney Melmoth - Samuel Jackson Pratt was a prolific English poet, dramatist and novelist, writing under the pseudonym of "Courtney Melmoth" as well as under his own name. He authored around 40 publications between 1770 and 1810, some of which are still published today, and is probably best remembered as the author of "Emma Corbett: or the Miseries of Civil War," (1780) and the poem "Sympathy" (1788). Although his reputation was tainted by scandal during his lifetime, he is today recognised as an early campaigner for Animal Rights and the first English writer to treat the American Revolution as a legitimate subject for literature.
Publisher: G. Robinson and J. Bew
City: London
Year: 1777
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: "The Second Edition, corrected and improved."
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands. Both boards of first volume and rear board of second volume are detached. Boards show some burn markings to edges, with minor loss of material. Text blocks are intact. Previous owner's bookplate is visible on front endpapers. Upper outside corner of title pages and page immediately following have been excised, without loss of text. Doodling in ink to upper margin of title page of first volume. Pages display foxing and marginal staining. Illustrated with title page vignette.

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Lot 4096

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of issues of German photo magazine Photographie fur Alle shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines date from between January 1, 1938 to December 15, 1939. Each issue is profusely illustrated and contains a number of articles on amateur photography, cameras, equipment reviews, photographic technique and developments of cultural/national importance impacting the trade and art of photography.

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Condition / Notes: The magazine issues in these lots are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. All issues have their original illustrated wrappers; a small number of magazines may have detached covers. Library stamp appears at lower margin of front cover and a date is stamped in upper right corner of the same.


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Lot 4097

$20

Details: Two legendary singing stars headline this lot, which showcases the talents of Al Jolson and Ethel Merman (AKA "The Brass Diva"). Five vintage boxed sets of 45 rpm records feature Jolson. Merman appears on the albums from "Annie Get Your Gun" and "Call Me Madam," and with Mary Martin on a recording from a 1953 TV special.

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Condition / Notes: All of the records are in very good condition, but the boxes and album covers show more wear.

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Lot 4098

$1400
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Art of Manual Defence; or, System of Boxing: Perspicuously Explained in a Series of Lessons, and Illustrated by Plates. By a Pupil Both of Humphreys and Mendoza by uncredited author - Dated 1789 by G. KearsleyVolume is illustrated with ten engraved plates. All called for plates are present.
- An Historical Sketch of Prerogative and Influence in a Letter to a Friend by uncredited author - Dated 1788 by G. G. J. and J. Robinson- The New Astrology; or, the Art of Predicting or Foretelling Future Events, by the Aspects, Positions, and Influences, of the Heavenly Bodies; Founded on Scripture, Experience, and Reason; the Whole Being the Result of Many Years Intense Study and Labour; Now First Made Familiar and Easy To Any Person of Ordinary Talents. In Two Parts. by C. Heydon - Dated 1786 by G. KearsleyThis is a scarce compilation of late 18th-century titles.

Antique volume is bound in full leather, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Boards are detached. Book shows rubbing to covers. Fraying can be seen at ends of spine. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Text block is intact. Foxing is visible throughout.


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Lot 4099

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique & vintage history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Treatise on the Practice in Surrogates' Courts in the State of New York" (Wm. & A. Gould & Co., 1830) and a first edition of "Our House and the People in It" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1910).

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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 4100

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are John Locke's "An Essay concerning Human Understanding and a Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding" (James Kay, Jun. and Brother, n.d., with detached boards), Ernest Legouve's "The Moral History of Women" (Rudd & Carleton, 1860), Richard Wright's "Native Son" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940) and Marcel Proust's "The Captive" (Albert & Charles Boni, 1930).

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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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