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Lot 2364

$650

Details: This lot includes the original Disney poster shown in the corresponding image(s). Yellow banner at top reads "Film classics from the World's Best Books" (most of final letter not in poster). Caption underneath illustration of Pinocchio and other Disney characters over yellow background identifies occasion for poster as "Children's Book Week, Nov. 12-18, 1939." A total of nine books in illustrated dust jackets are displayed in lower half of poster. Two of these jackets carry images of actors from the film adaptations, with depictions of actors Raymond Massey and Charles Laughton. Line in bold black letters at bottom margin of poster reads "Coming to the Screen of Your Local Theatre!" just underneath line in smaller letters alluding to the "Fiftieth Anniversary RKO Radio Pictures of Motion Pictures." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Poster is intact, with small tear just above bottom left-hand corner and a very small tear and a closed tear just above it in the mid-section of the right-hand side. No creasing or punctures are visible. Poster measures approximately 30" x 39.5".
 
Lot 2365

$10

Title: Sajous's Analytical Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine
Author: Charles E. de M. Sajous - As a physician, teacher, author, and editor, Charles Sajous became a prominent name in the late nineteenth-century medical profession. After two years as resident physician of Howard Hospital in Philadelphia, Sajous held numerous teaching appointments. In 1881, Dr. Sajous was appointed professor of anatomy and physiology at the Wagner Institute of Science, lecturer in the Philadelphia School of Anatomy, and clinical assistant in the laryngology department of Jefferson Medical College. After a six year leave to Paris where he researched and wrote on the physiology and therapeutics of ductless glands, Sajous returned to Philadelphia in 1897 and became dean of the Medico-Chirurgical College. Upon the reorganization of Temple University in 1909, he accepted the Chair of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He worked hard to transform Temple University Medical School into a Class A Medical program and helped raise funds to outfit the Medical College with excellent facilities and faculty.

Sajous published and edited numerous books and articles. In 1885 he published "Hayfever and Its Successful Treatment by Superficial Organic Alteration of the Nasal Mucous Membrane," and in the same year, "Lectures on the Diseases of the Nose and Throat." From 1888 to 1896 he edited the "Annual of the Universal Medical Sciences," published by the F.A. Davis Company of Philadelphia, and during the nine years of its existence not only edited but contributed countless articles to the forty-five volumes of this work. In 1898, Sajous assumed the editorship of a similar project published by the same firm, at first called the "Annual and Analytical Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine" and later, "Sajous's Analytic Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine." Ten editions (six to eight volumes each) of this work were issued before his death.

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company, Publishers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1906
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: No
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: An extraordinary labor by pioneer American endocrinologist Sejous, who wrote all the unsigned entries himself. A very popular reference set intended primarily for general physicians, this began originally as "The Annual of the Universal Medical Sciences," issued serially 1888-1896. In this incarnation it is not only completely revised but arranged in genuine encyclopedic form with long analytical articles with numerous cross-references.

Condition / Notes: Antique set, containing volumes I through V, plus scarce desk index, bound in three-quarter leather with gilt lettering and designs to spines and front covers. Volumes II and III show chipping at heads of spine (and light soiling to top edges), books otherwise show mild external wear and, with the exception of desk index, have transparent plastic covers attached. Desk index has taping to spine and wear to outside corners. Hinges have been reinforced. Interiors are clean and unmarked. Books contain numerous in-text illustrations and bright color plates. This is the third revised edition of this work.
 
Lot 2366

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of antique original correspondence shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes bill heads, and stamped envelopes with postal cancels, among other items. 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 2367

$110

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage, antique, and collectible 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.
 
Lot 2368

$350

Title: Moby Dick or the Whale
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: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1930
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 822 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: First thus. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent.
Condition / Notes: Bound in ornate full leather binding, with gilt whaling ship and Harvard seal stamped to front cover and six compartment in a slightly hubbed spine with gilt title and author to inlaid brown leather labels with four additional ornate whaling ships and extensive decorative tooling. Book shows light external wear. Leather hinges appear weak but are holding strong. Light scuffing to to gilt bottom text block with some wear and slight loss to leather spine top. Volume has beautiful rose and baby blue marbled endpapers, with Detur bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are clean and unmarked. With illustrations by Rockwell Kent.
 
A beautiful copy of this important edition of what is arguably the "great American novel."

This particular book was awarded to Mr. Victor Bennett Gluntz (1913-1973) in 1935 as the Detur Prize, which is Harvard University's oldest award. In 1657, the Charity of Edward Hopkins began funding The Detur Prize at Harvard College, awarded to the top ten percent of sophomore students who have completed two semesters. Each winner is awarded a book of his or her choice (not a textbook). Until recently, sixty sophomores each year received their chosen books of personal significance embossed with Harvard College and Detur bookplates.
 
Lot 2369

$120

Details: This lot features the following group of eight vintage Fortune magazine issues These magazines are dated January 1931, January-June 1933 and October 1933. March 1933 issue contains a well-preserved portfolio of cigar-box art in vivid, bright colors. Other issues contain reports on Tennessee Valley Authority, U. S. corporate management, collecting as investment, and comic strip characters as sponsors of advertisement, among numerous other topics.

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. January 1931 issue has a small advertisement cut out of second page and one of the illustrations from the article entitled "Dress Parade." February 1933 issue shows tearing and markings at lower outside corner of front cover.
 
Lot 2370

$90

Details: This lot features the following group of ten vintage Fortune magazine issues These magazines are dated January, October 1934; June, July, August, December, 1935; February, April, September 1936 and February 1937. Among the subjects covered in these issues are Pan American Airways (with color double-page map of world routes), Palm Beach, U.S. art in 1935, colonial Williamsburg, the diamond industry, color movies, masterpieces from the Century of Progress exhibition. September, 1936 issue contains report on "the rising sun of Japan."

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.
 
Lot 2371

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Sue Grafton, Attica Locke, and Cody McFadyen, 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 excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket.
 
Lot 2372

$30

Title: The Wept of Wish Ton-Wish: A Tale
Author: James Fenimore Cooper - James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the "Leatherstocking Tales," featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel "The Last of the Mohicans," often regarded as his masterpiece.
Publisher: Carey, Lea & Carey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1829
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: Novel of Puritans and Indians set in 17th-century Connecticut. It was first printed in 1829 in Florence, Italy, where Cooper had been traveling, and was first regularly published shortly afterwards in London as "The Borderers."
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Both books lack spine covers and show significant external wear, with rubbing and minor loss of material at extremities. Hinges are weak. Title page of first volume is detaching. Previous owner's name appears at top of both title pages. Interiors show foxing and, very occasionally, underlining in pencil and pen.
 
Lot 2373

$225

Details: This lot includes the antique document on vellum shown in the corresponding images This piece is dated 1493 in upper left-hand corner and appears to have two texts, a main text in a language that may be Latin and a text to on the left side that seem to be in French providing commentary (date would appear to have been written at the same time as this commentary). Two signatures (perhaps containing Arabic or Hebrew) can be seen underneath main text. Words above the date and within shorter text indicate that this document is in relation to a person or persons by the name of Lowy or Le Lowy. Given the date and languages that are perhaps involved, one might consider the possibility of a text bearing relation to the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492 (Lowy being a variant of Levy). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Vellum measures approximately 13" x 5" and shows small tears along folds at bottom margin which only partially affect signatures. Two small horizontal tears in the space between signatures are also visible, as is one on lower left-hand side. Minor creasing also present along left edge.
 
Lot 2374

$45

Details: This lot features a group of bound vintage magazine compilations. The compilations featured in this lot include the issues of Fortune Magazine from July to September 1942 and from May to August of 1947. These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. This first volume contains issues featuring covers, articles and advertisements relating to the war effort, including tipped-in supplements on the war and a large fold-out color map of the Pacific theater.
Condition / Notes: Books in this lot are in very good condition, with some minor age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2375

$100

Details: This lot includes the exhaustive collection of botanical specimens shown in the corresponding image(s). These specimens were from the collection of the late Dr. Robert Mower (1928-2005). Dr. Mower was a professor of floriculture and ornamental horticulture at Cornell University. Some specimens included in this collection are ferns, wildflowers, and weeds. Five of the specimens are in frames measuring approximately 13" by 17.5", while the remainder are pressed between pages in manila folders. The three wooden crates depicted are included with this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Due to their delicate nature, some specimens show some crumbling and/or loss.
 
Lot 2376

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Anne Rice, Susan Gregory, and William Gay, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. A few volumes show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 2377

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Anagram Detectives by uncredited author - Dated 1979 by The Mysterious Press - Signed Edition - This is a scarce limited first edition, lettered and signed by the author and signed by introducer Stanley Ellin. This is letter H of 250 copies. Volume, dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition.
- Murder Must Appetize by H. R. F. Keating - Dated 1981 by The Mysterious Press - Signed Edition - This is a limited first edition, numbered and signed by the author. This is 218 of 250 pages. Book and slipcase are in excellent condition.
- Here Be Monsters by Anthony Price - Dated 1985 by The Mysterious Press - Signed Edition - This is a scarce limited first edition, numbered and signed by the author. This is 125 of 250. Book and slipcase are in excellent condition.
- Checkpoint Charlie by Brian Garfield - Dated 1981 by The Mysterious Press - Signed Edition - This is a limited first edition, numbered and signed by the author on limitation page. This is number 120 of 250. Volume, dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition.
- Justice for Hire: The Fourth Private Eye Writers of America Anthology by uncredited author, Robert J. Randisi Edited by Robert J. Randisi - Dated 1990 by The Mysterious Press - Signed Edition - This is a scarce limited first edition numbered and signed by the editor and signed by all contributors. This is number 79 of 100. Volume and slipcase are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 2378

$10

Details: This lot includes the antique manuscript shown in the corresponding images. This is a manuscript list of the 83 voters in Taylorsville, Indiana, who in November 1840 selected the 9 electors to vote for the U. S. President. This document has a connection to Martin Van Buren as it lists the names of the 9 electors who were to vote for him. Among these was Robert Dale Owen, the famous social reformer.

This document consists of a smaller sheet of paper at top pasted to a larger sheet. Sheets have tears at folds, at ends and closed tears to central portion list and text on reverse side. Longer vertical tear at center has been taped over, with taping now coming undone. Document is otherwise well preserved. Document measures approximately 15" x 17.25".
 
Lot 2379

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are James Dalessandro, Arthur Hailey, and David Morrell, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. A few volumes show light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 2380

$130

Title: Not available
Artist: Leo Politi
Medium: Painting - watercolor
Features: Original
Width: 11.75" Height: 16.75"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Watercolor is contained in thin plastic black frame with transparent plastic cover. No paper covering at rear. Wire is intact.

Author's signature and date appear underneath drawing at center of sheet.
 
Lot 2381

$40

Title: Underground Treasures: How and Where To Find Them. A Key for the Ready Determination of All the Useful Minerals within the United States
Author: James Orton - James Orton was an inventor, mineralogist, explorer and professor of Natural History at Vassar College. Although he was publicly neutral about evolution, Orton was a disciple of Charles Darwin, with whom he conducted a lively correspondence. His classes were among the first in America to include Darwin’s work.

Professor of natural history and curator of the Natural History Museum, Orton was also an active researcher and an early scholar and advocate of women’s education. His "The Andes and the Amazon" (1870) was a landmark work, and for many years "The Liberal Education of Women: the Demand and the Method: Current Thoughts in America and England" (1873), which he edited, remained the most comprehensive study of its subject.

In 1876 his alma mater, Williams College, awarded Orton a doctoral degree on the basis of his work in South America as well as the research he had conducted while teaching at Vassar. Orton died on Lake Titicaca in the Andes on September 25, 1877, probably from complications of injuries sustained during the mutiny of his native escorts.
Publisher: Worthington, Dustin and Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1872
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 137 pages
Width: 5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: The author states his purpose in writing this work in a note that serves as preface: "This little work was not written for mineralogists, but expressly for the landholder, the farmer, the mechanic, the miner, the laborer, even the most unscientific. It is designed to enable such to discover for themselves, minerals and ores of uses in the arts, and thus develop the resources and ascertain the value of any particular farm or region. It may save the owner from ruinous bargains, and may reveal a mine of mineral wealth, more sure and more profitable than any bank."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Book shows moderate external wear and is tightly bound. Pages show mild foxing at front of volume and faint water markings to page margins. Book is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plate showing prospector and half title page with chromolithograph of nugget of gold, as well as a small number of plates.
 
Lot 2382

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes maps, circus programs, stamps and labels, and late 1800's academic ephemera, such as commencement programs and invitations, some of which are from Ivy league institutions. Also included are several antique almanacs such as "Hutchins' Improved Family Almanac" from 1855 and "Herrick's Almanac' from 1870. 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 2383

$30

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the large group of first edition modern literature shown 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 2384

$50

Title: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier - Charles Frazier is an award-winning American historical novelist.

Frazier was born in Asheville, North Carolina, and graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1973. He earned an M.A. from Appalachian State University in the mid-1970s, and received his Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina in 1986. He currently raises horses on a farm near Raleigh, North Carolina. His novel "Cold Mountain" won the 1997 National Book Award and was adapted as a film of the same title by Anthony Minghella in 2003.

Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press
City: New York
Year: 1997
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 356 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This National Book Award-winning debut was the basis for the critically-acclaimed film of the same title.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue paper-covered boards with black cloth to the spine and bronze colored lettering along the spine. This stated first edition is a scarce, author-signed first printing of Charles Frazier's first novel. The work features pictorial map endpapers, a John Berendt blurb sticker on the front cover of well-preserved dust jacket, and the "man-woman" for "mad-woman" misprint on page 25.. The volume shows light external age/wear and is solidly bound with clean pages.
 
Lot 2385

$40

Details: This lot includes the two issues of the Desert Evening News shown in the corresponding image. These issues of Salt Lake City newspaper bear the dates October 2 and December 30, 1876. The latter presents the speech by Elder Orson Pratt delivered on November 12 on the front page. These periodicals contain numerous advertisements, a number of which are illustrated. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Both issues are well preserved, with no tears, punctures or loss of material.
 
Lot 2386

$15

Details: This lot includes the antique Panama Railroad flyer shown in the corresponding image. This promotional flyer seeks to highlight the advantages of travel from the East Coast to the West Coast via Panama rather than by means of transcontinental rail (the "monopoly" referenced in title). Back side of flyer states "steamers are intended to sail on the 5th and 20th of every month from New York connecting at Panama" offering both times and rates. Flyer has engraved illustration of steamship at center of front side. Date 1868 appears on reverse, with names of steamers listed. Annotation in pencil on right-hand margin reads "No fever on the Isthmus now."

Flyer shows creasing from folds and minor spotting. Piece does not have tears or punctures. It measures approximately 5" x 8".
 
Lot 2387

$35

Details: This lot includes the original 1868 New York City railroad bond certificates shown in the corresponding image. These bonds are in denomination of $35.00. There are numerous strips present in this collection. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Bonds are well preserved, without tears or punctures, and only very occasional creasing at ends of strips.
 
Lot 2388

$30

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the Roosevelt library 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.
 
Lot 2389

$140

Title: Christ on Calvary by M. de Munkacsy
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Chs. Sedelmeyer
City: New York
Year: 1887
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 109 pages
Width: 12" Height: 15.75"
Book Details: An in-depth study of the painting "Christ on Calvary" (also known as "Golgotha") by Mihály Munkácsy (originally Michael von Lieb; 20 February 1844 – 1 May 1900) , a Hungarian painter, who lived in Paris and earned international reputation with his genre pictures and large scale biblical paintings.

Nineteenth century visual art or the historical developments of Hungarian art cannot be discussed without considering Munkácsy's lifework. His works are considered the apogee of national painting. He was a standard-setter, an oeuvre of reference value. He was one of the few with whom the antiquated colour techniques of 19th century Austro-Hungarian painting reached its most powerful and most lavish expression.

In 2005, the Hungarian National Gallery organized in Budapest the first ever comprehensive exhibition of Munkácsy's paintings scattered throughout the world. As many as 120 pieces were borrowed from different institutions, museums and private collections. The exhibition catalogue published on the occasion, entitled Munkácsy a nagyvilágban (Munkácsy in the World) also included a number of reproductions of his paintings. The three-month exhibition was a feast for Hungarians who had little access to original works of Munkácsy. Paintings by Munkacsy are in the Milwaukee Art Museum, Dayton Institute of Art (Ohio) and the Albany New York Museum of Art and History. There are also paintings by Munkacsy in the Arad Art Museum (Romania) and the Ferenc Mora Art Museum (Szeged, Hungary).
Condition / Notes: Antique elephant folio is bound in brown cloth with stamped black lettering and decorative designs. Book shows wear concentrated at edges. Binding is detached at front hinge; rear hinge is cracked. Initial pages are detached or detaching. Front pastedown has armorial bookplate. Pages show some darkening to edges. Margins of plates and tissue guards show heavy foxing.

Final section of this volume contains numerous contemporary press reviews in English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, and Hungarian (one article for each of the last three languages).
 
Lot 2390

$20

Details: This lot contains the remarkably well-preserved 1847 letter with postal cancel shown in the corresponding images. The letter from E. Coffin Y Co. to J. M. Pond is addressed to the President of Hartford and New Haven, Railroad Co.

The letter reads as follows:

J. W. Pond, Boston, May 3, 1847
We had a conversation / sometime since with Mr. Brody in / reference to the bed rail you were to / take up from the Hartford & New Haven / Road - we should like to purchase it. / Mr Brody promised he would send a / sample but he did not do so. We therefore / thought we should write you on the / subject. We think we can afford / to pai (sic) more than any one else for it / and if your object is to get the most / you can for it we should like to hear / from you. We have the (illegible word) from the (illegible word) / (illegible word) Road which we shall soon use up and should like to know how soon your will want to begin to deliver it.
Signatures

Condition / Notes: Item shows folds and a small tear to one edge. Page measures 8.25" x 10", folded out sheet measures 16.5" x 10".
 
Lot 2391

$40

Details: This lot features the following group of antique issues the New-England Palladium printed in Boston and dating from the early nineteenth century. There are 9 issues, with one from 1801, two from 1802 and the remainder dating from 1818.
Condition / Notes: Most of the newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, small tears, foxing, etc.
 
Lot 2392

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of diaries and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). These items belong to Margaret "Peg" Cook, personal secretary to American businessman George F. Johnson (1857–1948), founder and president of the Endicott-Johnson Co., a company that would become the largest manufacturer of footwear in the United States, employing 24,000 workers at its peak.

The principal "original source" material is contained in four ring-bound memorandum books. Two of these are diaries with typed single- or two-sentence entries starting in 1929. These entries deal with both company matters and local/national events, providing a record of such things fluctuations of E. J. Stock, internal notices, orders, and purchases, in the case of the former and the inauguration of President Roosevelt and New Deal policies, labor strikes, the attack on Pearl Harbor and responses, the war effort , as well as the floods of March, 1936 and December, 1942, in the case of the latter.

Another book contains a typed memorandum on the Endicott Johnson Workers' Death Benefit Plan (dated 12/12/1947), another on the company medical department, various birthday lists (including for George W. Johnson)

The fourth book contains statistical information relating to workers' bonuses (1949), profit sharing between the years 1919 and 1928, employment in shoe and leather industries, payroll figures, the results of union votes in the forties, the evolution of the working schedule at E. J., as well as wage increases.

Other material: a signed photograph of George W. Johnson, with the inscription "With best wishes / and deep appreciation / to a very able / woman. / Geo. W. Johnson."; a number of photographs from the thirties, forties and early fifties showing workers and office personnel , a booklet of vacation photos from 1950 showing Mr. and Mrs. George W. Johnson, and a photograph of George F. Johnson, which was recently used to promote a PBS special on Johnson.

Condition / Notes: Memorandum books have leatherette binding that shows light wear. Photographic material generally shows no tearing or creasing.
 
Lot 2393

$40

Title: Wake-Robin
Author: John Burroughs - John Burroughs was an American naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement. According to biographers at the American Memory project at the Library of Congress, John Burroughs was the most important practitioner after Thoreau of that especially American literary genre, the nature essay. By the turn of the 20th century he had become a virtual cultural institution in his own right: the Grand Old Man of Nature at a time when the American romance with the idea of nature, and the American conservation movement, had come fully into their own. His extraordinary popularity and popular visibility were sustained by a prolific stream of essay collections, beginning with Wake-Robin in 1871.

The Burroughs Medal, the highest award in the United States for writing in natural history, is named after him.

Publisher: Hurd and Houghton
City: New York
Year: 1871
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/231 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: Author's second book, following his self-published appreciation of Walt Whitman, an investigation of the natural history of birds, and named after the common white trillium which heralds the coming of spring and the robin's return.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original brown cloth binding, with pictorial gilt and black stamping showing birds, butterflies and flowers. Tightly-bound book shows very light external wear. Pages show foxing and heavy spotting to pages 46 through 51.
 
Lot 2394

$20

Details: This lot features the following group of antique New England and upstate New York newspaper issues dating from .the first half of the 19th century. Included in this group are 5 issues of the Essex Register from the years between 1826 and 1839, 3 issues of the Daily Herald printed in Newburyport between 1836 and 1837, 2 issues of the New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette (1819, 1831), 1 issue of the Vermont Chronicle from 1833, 3 issues of The Albany Argus from 1830, and 3 issues of The Balance and Columbian Repository from 1806. There is also an issue of the Concord Observer from 1821. There are a total of 18 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 2395

$30

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 Willys-Knight, Dodge, and Gray Motor Corporation. 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 2396

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of first editions and early printings of mystery novels shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this group are Earl Derr Bigger' "The House without a Key" and Lee Thayer's "Halloween Homicide." 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 2397

$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: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1847
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/321 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
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 scarce first edition of this work by Herman Melville in 20th-century binding. Volume is bound in blue cloth-backed gray cloth boards with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Books shows very light external wear. Binding is tight, with replaced endpapers. Unmarked pages show scattered foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece map and one in-text illustration.
 
Lot 2398

$45

Details: This lot features the following group of antique New York City and international newspaper issues dating from .the first half of the 19th century. Included in this group are issues of The Herald, The New-York Statesman, New York Times and Commercial Intelligencer, New York Spectator, The New York Mirror, The New Yorkers, The Morning Herald, New York American, The Weekly Museum, The New York Journal of Commerce, New York Express, The National Advocate for the Country. There are is also an issue of The Morning Chronicle printed in London (1837) and the Bermuda Gazette (1823). There are a total of 22 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 2399

$45

Title: Brownstone on W 74th St. New York City
Artist: John Suchy
Medium: Print
Features: Signature
Width: 11.0" Height: 18.5"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Print and matting are protected by transparent plastic cover. Corners of matting on right-hand side are slightly bumped. Paper cover with taped edges on rear side.
 
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