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Lot 2073

$2,300

Title: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
Author: Edwin Lefevre - Edwin Lefèvre was an American journalist, writer, and statesman most noted for his writings on Wall Street business.

Lefèvre was born George Edwin Henry Lefèvre on January 23, 1871 in Colón, Colombia (now Republic of Panama), the son of Henry Lefèvre (1841–1899), who was for many years the general agent of the Pacific Steamship Company American for Panama. Edwin was educated at Lehigh University where he received training as a mining engineer. However, at the age of 19, he began his career as a journalist and eventually became a stockbroker, as well. A collection of Edwin Lefèvre's short stories were published (1901) under the title "Wall Street Stories." This was followed by several novels about money and finance until 1908 when Lefèvre and his wife Martha and their children moved to a country estate in East Dorset, Vermont. Lefevre did work as a broker on Wall Street and was the financial writer for the New York Sun newspaper. He later returned to his home in Vermont where he resumed his literary work, providing short stories for magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post and writing novels.

Of the eight books authored by Edwin Lefèvre, his "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" is considered a must-read classic by most anyone involved in the American financial community. The book began as a series of twelve articles published between 1922 and 1923 in The Saturday Evening Post. It is written as first-person fiction, telling the story of a professional stock trader on Wall Street. While published as fiction, it is generally accepted to be the biography of stock market whiz Jesse Livermore. The book has been reprinted in almost every decade since its original publication in 1925, the latest put out by John Wiley & Sons in hardcover and paperback in 1994 which remains in print. In December 2009, Wiley published an Annotated Edition that bridges the gap between Lefèvre's fictionalized account and the actual exploits, personalities, and locations that populate the book. Page margins in the 2009 edition explain the historical setting and the real companies, individuals, and news events to which Lefèvre alludes.

In 1925, Lefèvre came out with a second book about a stock trader, a factual biography with the title "The Making of a Stockbroker." This book was about John K. Wing, a senior partner of Bronson and Barnes, a major Boston stockbrokerage, whose approach to the business provided a contrast to that of Jesse Livermore.

Publisher: George H. Doran Company
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 299 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: This work is a thinly-disguised biography of early 20th-century stock investor Jesse Livermore (July 26, 1877 - November 28, 1940), a remarkable character who first started speculating in New England bucket shops at the turn of the century. Livermore, who was banned from these shady operations because of his winning ways, soon moved to Wall Street where he made and lost his fortune several times over. What makes this book so valuable are the observations that Lefèvre records about investing, speculating, and the nature of the market itself.
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition of this classic work. Volume is bound in publisher's light brown cloth with blind-stamped title and decorative design to front cover. Covers show significant moisture markings and darkening to spine. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and unmarked, with colophon containing "GHD" on copyright page.
 
Lot 2074

$30

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 Sonny Brewer, Elizabeth Kostova, and Michael Kimball, 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 2075

$45

Title: Madame Butterfly / Purple-Eyes / A Gentleman of Japan and a Lady / Kito / Glory
Author: John Luther Long - John Luther Long was an American lawyer and writer best known for his short story "Madame Butterfly", which was based on the recollections of his sister, Jennie Correll, who had been to Japan with her husband - a Methodist missionary.

Born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, Long had been admitted to the bar in Philadelphia on October 29, 1881, and become a practicing lawyer. On January 17, 1882, he married Mary Jane Sprenkle. He died at age 66 on October 31, 1927 having spent the last two months of his life at a sanatorium in Clifton Springs, New York. The obituary in The New York Times of November 1, 1927 quoted his own interpretation of himself as "a sentimentalist, and a feminist and proud of it".

Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1898
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 224 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This is the first book publication of "Madame Butterfly," originally published in The Century in the January, 1898 issue, along with other short fiction by Long. This edition contains illustrations from the magazine publication.

The story was adapted for the stage by David Belasco. The play premiered with great success in New York in 1900, then quickly crossed the Atlantic for a London production where it was seen by Giacomo Puccini. Puccini's first version of the opera failed at La Scala in 1904, but a revised version was successful the same year, the version that we hear today, one of the most frequently produced operas in the entire repertory.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in green cloth with florally-decorated paper-covered boards and spine. Book shows some external wear. Solidly-bound book is internally clean and bright. Illustrated with frontispiece plate.
 
Lot 2076

$60

Title: Not available
Artist: Reuben Kramer
Medium: Drawing
Features: Signature
Width: 15.75" Height: 19.5"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved matted drawing appears under glass within wooden frame. Artist's name and the year 1958 appear in lower right-hand corner. Artist's inscription on paper cover on back side reads as follows:

"to Dorothy / and thank / you for the very / nice Van Gogh book / from Reuben / P. s. Hope you enjoy / your coming trip abroad. / Regards from Perna."

Inscription is dated 6/14/62 and is accompanied by an original drawing of wild flowers on the left-hand side. Paper backing shows small tears along top and bottom edges.
 
Lot 2077

$50

Title: Great Men and Famous Women: A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages in History
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Charles F. Horne - Charles Francis Horne was an American author of books. He wrote or edited more than one hundred books, mostly multi-volume history works. He was a Professor of English at City College of New York.
Publisher: Selmar Hess Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering. Tightly-bound books show external wear concentrated at extremities. Unmarked pages show occasional light foxing. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 2078

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique polar exploration books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles included are "Frost and Fire," Men Against the Ice," "Beyond Horizons," and "Hunting With the Eskimos." 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. Three of the volumes in this lot include mylar covered dust jackets, which may show some chipping and/or loss.
 
Lot 2079

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes stamps and labels, an "Intelligencer" almanac from 1879, Walt Disney World ticket stubs, and a yearbook from 1914, 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 2080

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of 10 small-format maps dating from the end of the eighteenth century and showing countries and regions in Europe and Asia. 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 2081

$15

Title: Karin
Author: Wilhelm Jensen - Wilhelm Hermann Jensen was a German writer and poet.

Jensen was perhaps the most fertile of German writers of fiction of his era, more than one hundred and fifty works having proceeded from his pen; but only comparatively few of them have caught the public taste. Jensen is now chiefly remembered as the author of the novella "Gradiva," which attracted the attention of Freud. Freud's analysis of this work (1907) is his longest interpretation of a literary work. It is available in English as "Delusion and Dream in Wilhelm Jensen´s "Gradiva."

Translator: Lillie A. Mercur
Publisher: Hiram T. Mercur, Publisher
City: Towanda, Pennsylvania
Year: 1882
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 50 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in tan cloth with stamped red lettering to the front board. This volume shows external age/wear with soiled boards. The top corner of the front flyleaf is absent. The volume is tightly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Text appears in double columns. Book is illustrated with a frontispiece engraving.
 
Lot 2082

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Mark Twain books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot contains the following titles:

The Innocents Abroad, or the New Pilgrim's Progess (American Publishing Company, 1870)

Roughing It (The American Publishing Company, 1895)

Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old (The American Publishing Company, 1879)

The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages (Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885)

Life on the Mississippi (James R. Osgood and Company, 1883)

The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-Day (American Publishing Company, 1880)

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 2083

$60

Details: This lot includes the 32 issues of the French magazine L'Illustration: Journal Universel Hebdomadaire shown in the corresponding image. These issues date from the time of the First World War and surrounding years.

L'Illustration was the first illustrated French weekly. As its name suggests, Illustration given a decisive position in the image. Reference illustrators such as Louis Sabatier, Caran d'Ache, George Scott, discuss topics of all types. Always at the forefront of innovation, the magazine will be the first in France in 1891 to reproduce a photograph in black and white, then in 1907 a color photograph. Published between 1843 and 1944, the 5293 editions of Illustration and 180 000 pages are a huge catalog of drawings, engravings, paintings, sketches, maps, photographs and articles.  War issues provide illustrations, maps and even advertisements that provide insight into the impact of the war and the efforts to mobilize the French population.

Condition / Notes: These magazines show very nicely with intact front and rear covers. Front covers are often illustrated with photographs. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show minor signs of age/wear including chipping at edges, loose covers, marginal markings, etc.
 
Lot 2084

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of newspapers and periodicals from the time of the Civil War shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains a March 9, 1865 issue of the Patriot Union of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with the text of Lincoln's inaugural address. A number of papers, such as The New York Times and the New York Herald, feature front page telegraphic dispatches relating to the war. There are as well profusely illustrated issues of Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Of special note is a double-page illustration from The Illustrated London News depicting the battle between the Marrimac and the Monitor in Hampton Roads. Included in this group are also a number of issues of The Calendar an The Illustrated Family Christian Almanac for the United States for 1863. .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.

Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some (minor) age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2085

$55

Title: A Critique of Design-Arguments: A Historical Review and Free Examination of the Methods of Reasoning in Natural Theology
Author: L. E. Hicks
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 417 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Lightly age-toned pages show markings to the margins of a small number of pages.
 
Lot 2086

$50

Details: This lot includes the two ship's cargo logs shown in the corresponding image. One booklet has the words "May. Advalorem 1877" written on the front cover. First page bears the inscription at top "Goods fm East of Cape of Good Hope" and provides neatly written lists and costs of goods, including musk, shells, diamonds, bananas, mushrooms. Front cover of second booklet reads in part "Admeasurement (sic) of Schoner Wood Duck Sept. 13 1865," with information also neatly written out in over several pages.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved booklets are in original wrappers.
 
Lot 2087

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Pickwick Papers," and "Leather Stocking Tales," 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 2088

$140

Details: This lot contains the antique map of Manhattan shown in the corresponding image(s). This is an 1854 printing of a 1767 map of "the city of New York" was originally printed by G. Hayward for D. T. Valentine's Manual.
Condition / Notes: This map measures approximately 17.5" x 13.25". It shows small closed tears from bottom edge and one from right-hand side. Very light creasing to upper portion of left-hand side and top edge. There are no punctures or other markings.
 
Lot 2089

$50

Title: Modern Reform Examined; or, the Union of North and South on the Subject of Slavery
Author: Joseph C. Stiles
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co., Publishers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1858
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 310 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. This volume shows some wear indications, with rubbing to the extremities and some tearing along the spine. Mild external moisture indications on boards. The pages are age-toned and tightly bound. The volume contains a previous owner's name handwritten in ink at top of title page. Pages show occasional pencil markings and underlining.
 
Lot 2090

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of eleven 19th century hand-colored ornithological plates shown shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These plates generally show well with bright colors and fine detail. Some pieces show light edge wear with some chipping.
 
Lot 2091

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "On The Susquehanna" and "Conquest of Granada," 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 2092

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of antique alcohol bottle labels and breweriana shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes regulatory labels, as well as new old stock original beer bottle labels. There are seventeen individual pieces included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are generally in excellent condition. The new old stock labels are carefully stored in pages with plastic-covers.
 
Lot 2093

$225

Title: The Stonemason: A Play in Five Acts
Author: Cormac McCarthy - Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has written ten novels, spanning the Southern Gothic, Western, and modernist genres. He received the Pulitzer Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction for "The Road." His 2005 novel "No Country for Old Men" was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He received a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award for his 1992 novel, "All the Pretty Horses." "All the Pretty Horses" and "The Road" were also made into major motion pictures.

"Blood Meridian" (1985) was among Time magazine's list of 100 best English-language books published between 1923 and 2005 and placed joint runner-up in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years. Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, alongside Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon and Philip Roth, and called "Blood Meridian" "the greatest single book since Faulkner’s 'As I Lay Dying'." In 2010 The Times ranked "The Road" first on its list of the 100 best fiction and non-fiction books of the past 10 years. He is frequently compared by modern reviewers to William Faulkner. McCarthy has been increasingly mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Publisher: The Ecco Press
City: Hopewell, New Jersey
Year: 1994
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 133 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This play focuses on the tribulations of the Telfair family over a three year period. The story is told by monologues of the character Ben Telfair, a 32 year old third generation stonemason. Two acts are taken up to provide back story which involves Ben's choice to not go to college and take up the family business of stonemasonry

Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black cloth-backed gray boards, with silver lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and crisp. Cloth-covered slipcase shows light shelfwear. This is number 294 of 350 boxed copies. Numbered and signed on limitation page by Cormac McCarthy.
 
Lot 2094

$140

Details: This lot includes the antique stoneware jug shown in the corresponding image(s). This 5 gallon jug is emblazoned with a flow-blue floral design, above which it is stamped "Dean Foster & Co.,14 Blackstone St., Boston." The jug measures approximately 19" high, with a base diameter of approximately 11". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This jug is in excellent condition with some age/wear indications. It does not show any cracks or significant chips.
 
Lot 2095

$20

Details: This lot features the following group of antique issues of the Manufacturers and Farmers Journal and Providence and Pawtucket Advertiser printed in Providence, Rhode Island between 1826 and 1844. There are a total of 12 issues.
Condition / Notes: Most of the newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show minor signs of age/wear including minor chipping, small tears, marginal foxing, etc.
 
Lot 2096

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about garden design shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include small gardens, garden artistry, and good planting plans, among others. Many of these volumes are in beautifully illustrated dust jackets. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear.
 
Lot 2097

$35

Title: A Day in Fairy Land
Author: Sigrid Rahmas
Publisher: Ramborn Corp.
City: Little Neck, New York
Year: circa 1945
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 18 unnumbered pages
Width: 14.25" Height: 18.5"
Condition / Notes: Elephant folio with brown cloth-backed pictorial boards. Book has bumped outside corners, brown stain visible at lower outside corner and scuffing along top edge of front board. Light soiling to rear cover. Book is tightly bound. Title page has faint staining and smudging. Remaining pages are clean and unmarked, with many very bright color illustrations.
 
Lot 2098

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique railroad ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes timetables and schedules, stamps, a book of rules and regulations for conductors, a railroad map of Pennsylvania, and a publication of "Baldwin" from 1926, 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 2099

$40

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 2100

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of vintage and antique stage, screen, big band orchestral ephemera. Present in this collection are pieces from Radio City Music Hall, a booklet on a Theatre Guild production of "Othello" with Paul Robeson playing the title character, a signed photo of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, an evening program dated 1876, a "Film-Lovers' Annual" and a German-language booklet entitled "Musiksommer Dresden 1939." 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 2101

$25

Title: Susan Hopley: or, the Adventures of a Maid Servant
Author: Catherine Crowe - Catherine Ann Crowe, née Stevens, was an English novelist, story writer and playwright.

Crowe's two plays, the verse tragedy "Aristodemus" (1838) and the melodrama "The Cruel Kindness" (1853) both had historical themes paralleling her own family problems. Both were published and the second also had a short run in London in 1853.

The book that established Crowe as a novelist was "The Adventures of Susan Hopley" (1841). It was followed by "Men and Women" (1844), the well-received "The Story of Lily Dawson" (1847), "The Adventures of a Beauty" (1852), and "Linny Lockwood" (1854). Though set in middle-class life, they had complicated, sensational plots, while also commenting on the predicaments of Victorian women brought up in seclusion to be mistreated by men. This aspect of her writing was emphasised particularly by later women writers in an appreciation in "Women Novelists of Queen Victoria's Reign" (1897). Susan Hopley was reprinted many times, and to her annoyance, dramatized crudely and turned into a penny serial. Her stories were also in demand from periodicals such as the weekly Chambers' Edinburgh Journal and Dickens's Household Words.

Publisher: G. Routledge & Co.
City: London
Year: 1852
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 400 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: Rare novel featuring Susan Hopley, the "detective" maid servant, who successfully brings the killer of her brother to justice through her detective work.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt lettering to spine. Binding shows wear/tearing and is detached from intact text block. Lightly age-toned pages show sporadic foxing, most noticeable at front.
 
Lot 2102

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique technical and equipment-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes catalogs and instruction booklets produced by Kodak, publications of "The Gaco Ramrod," as well as material relating to washing machines, drills, boilers, and radios, 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 2103

$90

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of United States 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 in this lot are ex-library.
 
Lot 2104

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of antique chromolithographs shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes advertisements and di-cut items, as well as pieces which portray children and nature, among others. Also included is a scrapbook album with chromolithographs and newspaper clippings adhered to the pages. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These chromolithographs generally show well, with bright colors and some light age/wear indications. The scrapbook album shows significant wear, with detached boards and pages, moisture indications, and chipping and loss to some pages. The condition of the chromolithographs within varies - most show well with vivid colors.
 
Lot 2105

$60

Title: The Constitutions of the Free-Masons; Containing the History, Charges and Regulations of That Most Ancient and Worshipful Fraternity. For the Use of Lodges.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Robt. Macoy
City: New York
Year: 1859
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 118 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: A reprint of the London edition of 1723.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 2106

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique travel ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of souvenir booklets, travel guides, city maps, antique American Express checks, pamphlets, ship passenger lists and menus, among numerous 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 2107

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this group are a 1949 edition of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Managerie" and a 1954 edition of "The Pajama Game: New Musical Comedy." 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 2108

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of Midwest and Southwest ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes photographs, a map of Wyoming, a color brochure depicting Pike's Peak, and railroad related material, 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 2109

$150

Title: The Works of Victor Hugo
Author: Victor Hugo - Victor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.

In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, "Les Contemplations" and "La Légende des siècles" stand particularly high in critical esteem, and Hugo is sometimes identified as the greatest French poet. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels "Les Misérables" and "Notre-Dame de Paris" (also known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).

Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views refined as the decades passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism, and his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He is buried in the Panthéon.
Publisher: Dana Estes & Company, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: circa 1902
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 30 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: The Centenary Edition of the works of Victor Hugo, 30-volume set limited to 1,000 copies, illustrated with photogravure plates from etchings, paintings, drawings, etc., with the printed tissue-guards.

Condition / Notes: This is a rare limited edition of the works of Victor Hugo. This attractive collection is number 220 of 1,000. Volumes are bound in dark blue cloth with printed paper spine labels. Books show little external wear. Books are tightly bound, with clean and unmarked pages with gilt top edges and deckled fore edges. Illustrations are bright. All volumes are in their original blue dust jackets. All jackets are intact and show varying degrees of external wear
 
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