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Lot 2110

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of hunting and fishing ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes advertisements, material relating to firearms and fishing gear, an antique fishing photograph, and a "Newfoundland Sporting Souvenir" photo book, 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.
 
Lot 2111

$60

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of New York state history & literature 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 2112

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of sports and athletics ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes an issue of "The Ring" boxing magazine, a trophy and prize catalog, a bowling guide book, and a as handwritten letter in which a minor league baseball player describes his experiences with the Nashville team, 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 2113

$225
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Men without Women by Ernest Miller Hemingway - Dated 1927 by Charles Scribner's Sons - The volume consists of fourteen stories, ten of which had been previously published in magazines. The story subjects include bullfighting, infidelity, divorce and death. "The Killers," "Hills Like White Elephants," and "In Another Country" are considered to be among Hemingway's best work.

In a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald dated September 1927, Hemingway tells that he originally wanted to find another title from the Book of Ecclesiastes (source of "The Sun Also Rises") but, upon borrowing an Anglican vicar's bible, discovered that Rudyard Kipling and others had mined all potential biblical quotations, leaving him to come up with "Men Without Women" off the cuff. Volume shows light external wear, with small white stain to rear cover. Binding is solid. Pages are clean and unmarked.

- Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Miller Hemingway - Dated 1935 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Hemingway's second work of nonfiction, "Green Hills of Africa" is an account of a month on safari he and his wife, Pauline Marie Pfeiffer, took in East Africa during December 1933. "Green Hills of Africa" is divided into four parts: Pursuit and Conversation, Pursuit Remembered, Pursuit and Failure, and Pursuit as Happiness, each of which plays a different role in the story.

Volume is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and facsimile of author's signature stamped to front cover. Book shows darkening at edges of front cover. Binding is tight. Publisher's seal appears on copyright page without "A". Unmarked pages are bright. Illustrated with vignettes.  Cover is price clipped.
 
Lot 2114

$30

Title: La Grange Bleneau
Artist: Elizabeth Gilbert
Width: 27.0" Height: 23.0"
Art Details:
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Lot 2115

$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 2116

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique culinary ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes advertising, menus, a bartender's guide, and typed correspondence written on the letterhead of the Magic Food Company, 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 2117

$40

Title: Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983
Author: Barbara Kingsolver - Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the former Republic of Congo in her early childhood. Her widely known works include "The Poisonwood Bible" (1998), the tale of a missionary family in the Congo, and "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"(2007), a non-fiction account of her family's attempts to eat locally.

Her work often focuses on topics such as social justice, biodiversity and the interaction between humans and their communities and environments. Each of her books published since 1993 has been on the New York Times Best Seller list. Kingsolver has received numerous awards, including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award 2011, UK's Orange Prize for Fiction 2010, for The Lacuna and the National Humanities Medal. She has been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2000, Kingsolver established the Bellwether Prize to support "literature of social change."

Publisher: ILR Press
City: Ithaca
Year: 1989
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 213 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Rare title by fiction writer on the Arizona Copper Mine Strike of 1983 began as a bargaining dispute between the Phelps Dodge Corporation and a group of union copper miners. The subsequent strike lasted nearly three years and is regarded as an important moment in the history of the United States labor movement.

Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in beige cloth with bright dark green lettering stamped on spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Illustrated with b&w photos.
 
Lot 2118

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage California ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes postcards, stamps, a volume of "Hollywood Bowl Magazine," and an illustrated brochure about the Rock Island Lines, 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. The California Rock Island Lines booklet shows moisture indications.
 
Lot 2119

$30

Title: A Compendious History of English Literature and of the English Language, from the Norman Conquest. With Numerous Specimens
Author: George L. Craik - George Lillie Craik was a Scottish writer and literary critic.

Born at Kennoway, Fife, he was educated at the University of St. Andrews, and went to London in 1824, where he wrote largely for the "Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge." In 1849 he was appointed Professor of English Literature and History at Belfast. Among his books are "The New Zealanders" (1830), "The Pursuit of Knowledge under Difficulties" (1831), "History of British Commerce" (1844), and "History of English Literature and the English Language" (1861). He was also joint author of "The Pictorial History of England," and wrote books on Edmund Spenser and Francis Bacon.

Publisher: Charles Scribner
City: New York
Year: 1863
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: Contains author's 1861 preface.
Condition / Notes: Handsome set of antique volumes bound in three quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Books show rubbing and wear at extremities. Volumes are tightly bound, with marbled endpapers and edges. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 2120

$225

Book Details: This lot includes the group of 70 vintage photographs by William F. Stickle shown in the corresponding image(s). The vast majority of these have been attached to white boards measuring approximately 11" x 14". Photographs come in a large clamshell box in blue cloth that shows external wear and moisture markings to interior cloth-covered linking strip.

Photos show images of various aspects of Mexican culture, including ancient Aztec and Maya ruins, the floating gardens of Xochimilco, baroque church interiors, peasant villages, provincial towns, street scenes and landscapes. Also present in this group are portraits of individuals and passers-by, as well as a photo portrait of the photographer with his tripod camera by J. V. Deyo (dated 1957).
 
Lot 2121

$130

Title: History of Monroe County, New York: With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important Manufactories, from Original Sketches by Artists of the Highest Ability
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Everts, Ensign & Everts
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1877
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 320 pages
Width: 12" Height: 14.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in quarter leather with gilt lettering to spine and front board. Book shows moderate external wear, with rubbing to spine and frayed outside corners. Binding is tight. Internally clean and unmarked. Handsomely illustrated with full- and double-page engraved plates showing important sites and landmarks, as well as offering portraits of prominent citizens.
 
Lot 2122

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of antique horticultural ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes seed and bulb catalogs, yearbooks from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and bulletins from the Garden Club of America, 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 2123

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of aviation related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes flight schedule and fare pamphlets, original, unused car window decals in mint condition, and an aviation supply catalog, 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. The aviation supply catalog shows some wear and chipping to spine.
 
Lot 2124

$70

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 Richard Ford, Ronald B. Querry, and Stephen Hunter, 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 2125

$55

Details: This lot includes the antique oak bookcase shown in the corresponding images. This handsome piece of furniture has adjustable shelves, side and food cut-outs, and a capped backsplash. The bookcase measures 56" tall, 28" wide, and 9" deep. This item is available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, New York. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These bookcases are in generally good condition, with some age/wear such as light surface scratches.
 
Lot 2126

$70

Title: George Washington: A Biography
Author: Douglas Southall Freeman - Douglas Southall Freeman was an American historian, biographer, newspaper editor, and author. He is best known for his multi-volume biographies of Robert E. Lee and George Washington, for which he was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes.

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1948-1952
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: No
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: A biography of the first president of the United States that was the result of exhaustive research and writing narrative based on objective fact, Freeman completed the first two volumes titled, "Young Washington," in 1948. The following year, he retired from journalism in order to complete his monumental work on Washington. "George Washington Volume 3: Planter and Patriot" and "George Washington Volume 4: Leader of the Revolution" were published in 1951. The following year, he published "George Washington Volume 5: Victory with the help of France" (1952). Freeman completed work on "George Washington Volume 6: Patriot and President" just before he died; it was published after his death in 1954. The concluding book "George Washington Volume 7: First in Peace" was written by Freeman's associates John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth, based on Freeman's original research. The final volume was published in 1957.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved set of the first five volumes of this monumental biography. Volumes are bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Books are tightly bound and show light shelfwear. Mapped endpapers and pages are clean and unmarked. Profusely illustrated with facsimile plates and maps. All with Scribner "A" on copyright page and year of printing on title pages.
 
Lot 2127

$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 January to April 1931 and from May to August of 1935. Issues for February, March, April 1931 and June, July 1935 lack front cover. Issue for February 1931 features photo reportage by Margaret Bourke-White on USSR. July 1935 issue contains well-illustrated piece on "Women in Business."
Condition / Notes: Books in this lot are in good condition, with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2128

$60

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 Dan Brown, Amy Tan, and Daniel Silva, 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 2129

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- U-977: 66 Tage unter Wasser by Heinz Schaeffer - Dated 1950 by Limes Verlag - First Edition - Intact dust jacket shows small tears to edges.
- Das Marine-Ehrenmal in Laboe: Geschichte eines deutschen Nationalsymbols by Thorsten Prange - Dated Unknown by Deutscher Marinebund e. V.
- Practical Ship Production by A. W. Carmichael - Dated 1919 by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.
- Mathematics for Electricians and Radiomen by Nelson M. Cooke - Dated 1942 by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.
- Naval Electrician's Text Book: Volume II. Practical by W. H. G. Bullard, W. H. G. Bullard - Dated 1917 by United States Naval Institute Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - Numerous well-preserved fold-out diagrams.
- The Binnacle: Volume One, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-One by uncredited author - Dated 1941 by The Apprentice School, Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. - Two pamphlets and other pieces of ephemera relating to school are laid in.
 
Lot 2130

$200

Details: This lot includes the original 19th-century correspondence shown in the corresponding image. One of these letters (Davenport, dated 1864)contain reference to or discussion of slavery, emancipation, and race relations. 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 2131

$110

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. Some international material is included as well, from countries such as Denmark, Norway, and Argentina. 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 2132

$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 2133

$40

Title: H2SO4
Artist: M. Burke
Medium: Engraving
Features: Signature
Width: 15.0" Height: 12.25"
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved original engraving in clean and bright white matting with dent wire stencil on left-hand side. The following notations appear under bottom edge of engraving, reading from left to right, ending with the artist's name: 4.4, H2SO4 M. Burke 1985
 
Lot 2134

$55

Title: Identity
Author: Milan Kundera - Milan Kundera is a writer of Czech origin who has lived in exile in France since 1975, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1981. He is best known as the author of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting," and "The Joke." Kundera has written in both Czech and French. He revises the French translations of all his books; these therefore are not considered translations but original works. His books were banned by the Communist regimes of Czechoslovakia until the downfall of the regime in the so-called Velvet Revolution of 1989.

Publisher: HarperFlamingo
City: New York
Year: 1998
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 168 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
 
Lot 2135

$80

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. Some international postal cancels are included, from countries such as Nicaragua, Germany, and Finland. 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 2136

$80

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 Suki Kim, Julia Alvarez, and Philip Kerr, 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 2137

$60

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. Also included is a collection of signatures saved from correspondence, some of which have been clipped. 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 2138

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Congo by Michael Crichton - Dated 1980 by Alfred A. Knopf - First Edition. Well-preserved volume in similar dust jacket.
- Out of the Depths: A Story of Western Love Religion and Reform by George R. Varney.
- The Last Post by Ford Maddox Ford.
- The Lennon Play: In His Own Write by Adrienne Kennedy, John Lennon, Victor Spinetti - Dated 1928 by The Literary Guild of America - First Edition.
- The Beloved Returns: Lotte in Weimar by Thomas Mann, H. T. Lowe-Porter Translated by H. T. Lowe-Porter - Dated 1909 by The Griffith & Rowland Press - First Edition - Well-preserved volume in dust jacket that shows minor chipping along top edge.
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
- Riders of the Purple Sage: A Novel by Zane Grey - Dated 1912 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - Well-preserved volume shows light staining to bottom edge of rear cover.
- The Bridge at Andau by James A. Michener - Dated 1940 by The Heritage Press - Well-preserved volume in slipcase that shows edgewear.
 
Lot 2139

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of original 1870's ledger leaves. There are approximately 18 pieces from Randle & Dutton coal and lumber business in Chester, Pennsylvania. 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: 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 2140

$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 2141

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of chromolithographs shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes advertisements, handsome Victorian chromolithographs, as well as pieces which portray children, animals, and nature, among other items. There are approximately 125 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 pieces generally show well, with vivid color, and may show some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2142

$70

Title: Dickens' Works
Author: Charles Dickens - Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.

Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments or parts, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize at that time. Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticized it for sentimentality and implausibility.

Publisher: The Mershon Company
City: Rahway, New Jersey
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 15 Complete: Unknown
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique set bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Books with patterned endpapers are solidly bound and generally show light external wear (three volumes show markings to front covers). Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with frontispieces.
 
Lot 2143

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of thirty printed/ fancy schooner bills and letters from New York, Texas, Philadelphia, New Jersey, dating to the late 1860s and early 1870s. 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 2144

$70

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 Tess Gerritsen, Cristina Garcia, and Eddie Little, 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 2145

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of approximately 60 schooner bills from the late 1860s and early 1870s, originating from New York and Texas. A number of these bear the name of Captain Joseph Corson. 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.
 
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