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Lot 2328

$275

Title: Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas
Author: Herman Melville - Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel "Moby-Dick" and the posthumous novella "Billy Budd." His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, "Typee," becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially "Moby-Dick," which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1847
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [i-ix] x-xii [xiii] xiv-xv [xvi] [17]18-389,[1],[xv]-xxiii,[1],16pp.
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: The English edition was published a month before the American edition.  Melville's second book, the (somewhat) fictionalized account of the mutiny on the Julia and his adventures as a beachcomber in Tahiti. "Omoo" - the Polynesian word for one who roves or wanders - together with the slightly earlier "Typee" (1846) were the first explicit and accurate accounts of Polynesian life to be written (Hill).

Condition / Notes: This is a rare first American edition of Melville's second book, preceded by the London edition. Antique volume is bound in re-cased original blind-stamped brown cloth boards. Faded gilt lettering and decorative designs appear on spine and bright gilt decorative design showing ship is stamped to front cover. Volume shows loss of material at ends of spine, otherwise binding has moderate external wear. Book has reinforced hinges, with marbled front endpaper and rear pastedown with replacement tailing leaves. Faint previous owner's signature on front flyleaf. Name of library stamped on two preliminary pages and on dedication page. Lettering on half title page in red; lettering on title page in red and black. Pages show scattered foxing. Illustrated with South Seas frontispiece map and one in-text illustration on page 104. Publisher's 8 1/2 page notice for the revised edition of "Typee" and 16-page publishers catalogue bound at rear.
 
Lot 2329

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray a variety of themes, such as cats and dogs, a Wright bi-plane, New York City, Paris, and Yellowstone Park, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 250 postcards included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2330

$10

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the large group of first edition modern literature in the corresponding image(s). Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These volumes are generally in excellent condition, with only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket.
 
Lot 2331

$130

Details: This lot contains the original poster shown in the following image(s). Apparently used to promote a turn-of-the-century melodrama, whose title is visible at top of poster. It reads "W. O. Edmund's Spectacular Melo-Drama Midnight in Chinatown," with caption at the bottom "The Sensational Death Scene." Image in poster lives up to billing, showing wide-eyed man with smoking gun in hand staring down at man with outstretched arms lying over piece of furniture at the center of a parlor room with window and door in background. A stern-looking policeman wearing helmet and carrying club looks intently at the murderer.
Condition / Notes: This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully. It has been mounted onto cardboard measuring approximately 24.5" x 33.5". Wear concentrated at the edges, with a number of small tears. Upper right-hand corner appears to have been taped.
 
Lot 2332

$40

Title: The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
Author: Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was mostly self-educated. He became a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
City: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Year: 1953
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 9 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Spines show faint discoloration, books otherwise show light wear and are tightly bound. Interiors are clean and bright.
 
Lot 2333

$30

Details: This lot includes the six Native American clay trade pipes shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces originate from Fort Niagara. The pipes are enclosed in a glass-topped box which measures approximately 6.25" by 8.25". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Due to their age, these items show some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2334

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on military history shown in the corresponding image(s). A small number of these volumes are signed by the authors. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2335

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of antique automobile ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes items such as instruction manuals and parts catalogs relating to Cadillac. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2336

$30

Title: Narrative and Critical History of America
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Justin Winsor - Justin Winsor was a prominent American writer, librarian, and historian.

Winsor was one of the creators of the librarian profession, a strong proponent of the ability of libraries to uplift, and a leader in the effort to make libraries the center of universities. He started his library career as Trustee (1867–1868), then Superintendent (1868–1877) of the Boston Public Library. As a member of the Boston Brahmins, Winsor found an opportunity to engage in social reform while pursuing intellectual interests. He reflected the Brahmins’ strong belief in self-help, uplift, and social progress. They espoused the Socratic idea that knowledge creates virtue and Winsor saw the public library as a way to educate common people so that the traditional order of the republic would be maintained.

At Boston Public Library, Winsor undertook many projects used to track and help library use. He employed innovative statistical analysis of the library’s use and used the finding to promote the idea that libraries were not just institutions and repositories of books, but were a process. He also dedicated a great deal of attention to the compilation of bibliographies and guides to public reading. Also, Winsor annotated the catalog to give it an education character. In an effort to increase book use, he worked for the establishment of branch libraries, extended hours, and relaxed restrictions on use.

Winsor came to Harvard at a time when research was gaining emphasis. Faculty and students assumed ready access to large collections. Winsor wanted to make the library the center of the university. In this effort, he pushed for more books and greater accessibility, improved the catalog, informed faculty of new acquisitions, liberalized the library use policy, instituted a reserve system, and wrangled with administration over the installation of electric lights for extended hours. During this time, he also influenced the field though reports when library literature was scarce.

Winsor was also a founder of the American Library Association and the Library Journal, serving as president of the ALA from 1876 through 1885. In this position, he emphasized the need for trained professionals and provided a rationale for the need for libraries in combating attacks on American morals and social standards. The Library History Round Table of the ALA awards the “Justin Winsor Prize”, established in 1978, for exceptional library history essays.

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1884-1889
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: This late nineteeth-century work was the standard history reference for most of the next century.

Contents of set are as follows: Volume 1: Aboriginal America [1889], 470 pages; Volume II: Spanish Explorations and Settlements in America from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century [1886], 640 pages; Volume III: English Explorations and Settlements in North America 1497-1689 [1884], 578 pages; Volume IV: French Explorations and Settlements In North America and those of the Portuguese, Dutch and Swedes 1500-1700 [1884], 516 pages; Volume V: The English and French in North America 1689-1763 [1887], 649 pages; Volume VI: The United States of North America Part I [1887], 777 pages; Volume VII: The United States of North America, Part II [1888], 610 pages; Volume VIII: The Later History of British, Spanish, and Portuguese America [1889], 604 pages. Each volume indexed separately, general index in Volume VIII. All volumes are illustrated throughout with b&w engravings, and maps.

Condition / Notes: Antique volumes bound in blind-stamped pebbled brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spines. Books show light external wear. Hinges of first two and final three volumes are cracked/cracking. Text blocks are intact. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 2337

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique stickers, decals, labels, and stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes approximately 25 album pages with plastic sleeves, in which the labels and decals are organized and protected. The labels included in this lot mostly feature European themes, such as Italy, France, Denmark, and Germany, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. The labels are carefully stored in plastic binder sleeves.
 
Lot 2338

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique travel and exploration books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Life explorations of Dr. Livingstone, Hell-Hole of Creation, and The Secret of the Sahara Kufara. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2339

$130

Details: This lot features the following group of eleven vintage Fortune magazine issues These magazines are dated March 1938, June 1939, February-March 1940, May-June 1940, February 1941, April 1941, January 1942, September 1943.

Condition / Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues may show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. Issued of September 1943 shows writing in pen on front cover
 
Lot 2340

$80

Title: Zur Geschichte der Costume
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Braun & Schneider
City: Munich
Year: circa 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated with discontinuous but consecutive numbering of plates beginning with 296 and ending with 1150.
Width: 9.5" Height: 13.75"
Book Details: The "History of Costume" or "Zur Geschichte der Kostüme" was printed from 1861 to 1880 in Munich by the publishing firm of Braun and Schneider. It was originally published as individual plates in a German magazine titled "Münchener Bilderbogen." Later, these plates were collected and bound into book form. These plates consisted of historical dress from antiquity to the end of the 19th century. This book is an excellent source for students who are studying the history of fashion and for costume designers.

Condition / Notes: Antique folio is bound in paper-covered boards, with color illustration to front cover of a couple dressed in 18th-century attire. Spine is taped. Volume shows wear at edges. Front board bears light staining and soiling, rear board has smudging. Front board is detaching at front hinge. Rear hinge is cracked. A few annotations in ink appear on interior side of front board. Text block is intact, with 100 double-page hand-colored plates. Each double-plate contains 4 distinct groups of costumed figures. Colors are vivid and bright. Each plate is provided with title indicating place and historical period. Captions underneath images provide information regarding either social status, and/or occupation, and/or national/regional origin of characters depicted, and perhaps other pertinent details. Occasional finger smudging and/or closed tears to margins.
 
Lot 2341

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of original antique maps, primarily from the 1850's, 60's and 70's, providing views of Washington D.C., Cincinnati, Baltimore, Maine, the West Indies, Palestine and other regions of the world. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2342

$15

Title: Not available
Artist: Unknown
Medium: Block Print
Features: Signature
Width: 15.75" Height: 13.0"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved sheet with small blemish at tip of upper outside corner. Author's name (Miyazu Sato?) and date appear in pencil under right-hand corner of print.
 
Lot 2343

$110

Details: This lot includes the original 1960's suede bomber-style coat shown in the corresponding images. This coat has been artistically rendered using three colors of marker. The panels display visages of people from the 60's movement and pop culture of the day, including Janice Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and others. The artwork is competently executed with fine attention to detail. It is signed by the artist on the rear panel, which reads "Polak." The jacket appears to be a men's medium size - from shoulder to shoulder, it measures approximately 18", the zipper is approximately 19", and the sleeve inseam measures approximately 17". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This jacket is in good condition - the graphics show beautifully, with bright and vivid colors. There are some/age wear indications, such as a 1.5" opening along the seam under the left arm, as well as some loose stitching on the left breast pocket.
 
Lot 2344

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique nature books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Bird Migration," "The Bird Hospital," "Forest and Jungle," and "The Water World," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some volumes show chipping and wear to spine. "Bird Migration" is an ex-library volume.
 
Lot 2345

$130

Title: The Man with the Golden Gun
Author: Ian Fleming - Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer. Fleming is best known for creating the fictional spy James Bond and the series of twelve novels and nine short stories about the character. Fleming was from a wealthy family, connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co. and his father was MP for Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front in 1917. Educated at Eton, the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through a number of jobs before he started writing.

The Bond books are amongst the biggest-selling series of fictional books of all-time, having sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Fleming also wrote the children's story "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and two works of non-fiction. Whilst working in British Naval Intelligence during the Second World War, Fleming was the involved in the planning stages of Operation Mincemeat and Operation Goldeneye, the former of which was successfully carried out. Fleming was also involved in the planning and overseeing of two active service units, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force.

His experiences of the people he met during his wartime service provided much of the background and detail of the Bond novels and his career as a journalist added color and depth to the stories. In 2008, The Times ranked Fleming fourteenth on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

Publisher: Jonathan Cape
City: London
Year: 1965
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 221 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book is slightly cocked and shows very light external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has marbled green endpapers and clean, unmarked pages with very light spotting to top edge. Price-clipped dust jacket is clean and bright.
 
Lot 2346

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Rachel's Lilies," "Emily; or, The Lessons of a Summer," and "The Tract Primer," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some volumes show moisture indications to boards.
 
Lot 2347

$20

Details: This lot features the following group of antique newspapers printed in Boston in the early nineteenth century. Included in this group is an 1833 Daily Evening Transcript, an 1822 issue of the Christian Register, an issue of the Christian Secretary from 1825, and a Christian Advocate and Journal and Zion's Herald dated 1829. There are as well several issues of the Christian Watchman from between 1830 and 1848. There are a total of 12 issues.
Condition / Notes: Most of the newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, small tears, foxing, etc.
 
Lot 2348

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The View from Pompey's Head by Hamilton Basso - Dated 1954 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. - First Edition - Well-preserved volume in intact dust jacket that shows fading to spine.
- Sophie's Choice by William Styron - Dated 1979 by Random House - First Edition - Well-preserved volume in intact, shelfworn dust jacket. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf.
- Being There by Jerzy Kosinski - Dated 1970 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. - First Printing - Well-preserved volume in intact dust jacket. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf.
- The Scarlatti Inheritance by Robert Ludlum - Dated 1971 by The World Publishing Company - First Printing - Well-preserved volume in intact dust jacket. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf.
- Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally - Dated 1982 by Simon and Schuster - First Printing - Well-preserved volume in similar dust jacket.
 
Lot 2349

$200

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of lobby cards. These small-format film posters feature such movies as "The Godfather," "Doctor Zhivago," "Rooster Cogburn," "All That Jazz," "Death Wish," with stills of a great number of Hollywood stars such as John Wayne, Katherine Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Jack Lemmon, Donald Sutherland, Orson Wells, and Edward G. Robinson. It should be noted that a number of these cards are in Spanish. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2350

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include nature and Native Americans. Two author-signed volumes are included in this lot: "Iroquois" by Samuel P. Moulthrop, and "Around An Iroquois Story Fire" by Mabel Powers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2351

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of antique automobile ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes items such as instructional booklets and brochures relating to Chevrolet and Ford. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2352

$40

Title: Cuentos de Salon
Author: Teodoro Guerrero y Pallares
Publisher: Espasa y Compania, Editores
City: Barcelona
Year: circa 1900
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: A collection of stories depicting the social life of Madrid.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce expanded edition of this work by Teodoro Guerrero. Antique volumes bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spines have gilt lettering and raised bands. Books show mild external wear. Front boards of both volumes are detached. These are ex-library volumes and have antique library bookplates to front pastedowns. First volume has a number of detached preliminary pages, tissue-guarded frontispiece and title page are attached; text block of second volume begins on page 17, with preceding pages detached. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Tissue-guarded chromo-lithographic plates illustrating melodramatic scenes are vivid and bright. Plates are by Eusebio Planas.
 
Lot 2353

$140

Details: This lot features the following group of vintage Fortune magazine issues These magazines are dated April, June, September, November 1930 and January, February 1931. The first of these issues has a long color fold-out of an open-cut copper mine near Salt Lake City. September 1930 issue offers nicely illustrated article on skyscrapers. The last of these issues contains a photo reportage on the Soviet Union by Margaret Bourke-White.

Condition / Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues may show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. Adhesive to spines of first three issues has (begun to) release(d). Interiors are clean and bright, with numerous color illustrations advertisements.
 
Lot 2354

$90

Details: This lot features the following group of eleven vintage Fortune magazine issues These magazines are dated July 1935, January-February 1937, January, March 1938, March, May-September 1939. Included in this group is the issue dedicated to New York City (July 1939), the March 1939 issue containing the First Fortune Round Table (with supplement leaf laid in), and the May 1939 issue with reproductions of the mural maps of the San Francisco exposition painted by Miguel Covarrubias.

Condition / Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues may show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. Issue for July 1939 shows circular cup stain to front cover. Front cover of May 1939 shows small stains and pencil markings.
 
Lot 2355

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of technical books shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes equipment catalogs and antique auto manuals, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2356

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- White Conquest by William Hepworth Dixon - Dated 1876 by Chatto and Windus Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No - Ex-library volumes with taping to spines. Interiors are clean and bright.
- Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico by uncredited author, Frederick Webb Hodge Edited by Frederick Webb Hodge - Dated 1959 by Pageant Books, Inc. - First Edition Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No - Ex-library volumes.
- The Battles of Saratoga by John R. Elting - Dated 1977 by Philip Freneau Press - Limited Edition - Slips of paper with errata pasted to last page of index, photocopy with errata pasted to rear endpaper. Volume is otherwise tightly bound, with clean and bright interior.
- Addresses on the Death of Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 9, 1861 by uncredited author - Dated 1861 by Government Printing Office - First Edition - Original wrappers intact, pages show foxing.
 
Lot 2357

$10

Details: This lot includes the original printed sheet on laid paper with hand-colored map of Asia shown in the corresponding image. This sheet is from the work "Atlas historique, genealogique, chronologique et geographique" by Emmanuel August Dieudonne Marius Joseph de Las Cases, published by Delloye in Paris in 1835. Map is entitled "L' Asie physique, politique, statistique actuelle d'apres les renseignemens et les ouvrages les plus modernes."

Sheet measures approximately 37" x 20.5" and shows no tears, punctures or creasing.
 
Lot 2358

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes postcards, Christmas Carol songbooks, children's books, comics such as Robocop and Spiderman, the "Junior Rifle Handbook" from the NRA, and Boy Scout material, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2359

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Hitting the Trail," "The Wings of the Morning," and "Feats on the Fjords," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2360

$100

Details: Certificate bearing the date June 19, 1961, signed by Attorney General of the United States Robert F. Kennedy, attesting to the appointment of Richmond F. Allan of Montana as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Montana. Document is also signed by the Deputy Attorney General Byron White (1917-2002), who was appointed by President Kennedy to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1962.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved document bearing the seal of the Department of Justice in in thin black wooden frame.
 
Lot 2361

$25

Title: Victim Black Legion
Artist: Maurice Merlin
Medium: Print
Features: Signature
Width: 6.0" Height: 8.0"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: This original signed wood block print shows no tears or punctures, with light creasing at bottom right-hand corner. Title, author's signature and date appear in pencil on matting edge immediately below print. Matting shows light soiling and numbers 95-2532 and 900 in pencil at bottom.
 
Lot 2362

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of antique French ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a Folies Bergere program from the twenties, an 1832 document from the "Prefecture du Departement de la Seine," a sheet of color cartoons published by L'Eclair, an 1833 engraving offering a 360 degree view of Versailles, newspapers and various other items. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2363

$60

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some volumes show some chipping and loss to spine covers.
 
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