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Lot 2182

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed books on New York state shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "North of the Mohawk" and "Thoughts by a Country Woman." 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 2183

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of three antique New York state photo albums shown in the corresponding image(s). A black leather album measuring 8" by 5.75" contains photographs depicting locations such as Tully, Cortland, Syracuse, Buffalo, Cazenovia, Skaneateles, Onondaga Lake, and Trois Rivieres. The smallest album measures approximately 5" by 4", and is possibly from a motor car trip - many of the photographs show palm trees in the background. The largest of the three albums measures 14" by 11", In addition to photographs, this album contains wedding invitations, letters, and newspaper clippings. This album is possibly connected to the smallest, having a similar motor car tour photo inside. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The albums show some age/wear, with some showing loss concentrated at the page edges. Some of the contents are loose within the albums.
 
Lot 2184

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of mid-to-late 1800's original newspapers shown in the corresponding image. This collection American periodicals such as The New York Times, the New York Tribune, The Globe (Washington, D.C.), The Traveller (Baltimore), The Home Journal, the Helena Weekly Herald, the Chicago Daily Tribune, Daily National Intelligencer, and The Dollar Newspaper (Philadelphia). 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 2185

$10

Details: This lot includes the antique one-page letter shown in the corresponding image. This letter, dated December 14, 1809, bears the name of Frederick Bates, the first judge for the Michigan Territory in 1805, secretary of the Missouri, and Governor of Missouri from 1824 to 1826.

Letter also bears the name of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Madison City, Kentucky in bottom left-hand corner. Letter appears to be related to a court case by the name of Hendricks vs. Clay.

Document shows creasing from folds and small tear to one side at one of these folds. Letter is otherwise intact. Pages measure approximately 8" x 10", folded out sheet measures approximately 15.75" x 10".
 
Lot 2186

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of first and early printings in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Miracle on 34th Street," "Earth Is Room Enough," and "On The River Styx," among others. This lot also includes a Chinese pirate edition of William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist." 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. Some dust jackets may show chipping and wear, mostly concentrated at extremities. "Of Time and Space and Other Things" is an ex-library volume.
 
Lot 2187

$20

Details: This lot includes the large group of antique artwork, prints, and photographs shown in the corresponding image(s). This material contains both framed and unframed pieces, which depict themes such as flowers, nature, architecture, ships, and religious imagery, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The condition of these pieces varies - some pieces show more advanced age/wear indications such as chipping to edges, moisture indications, and/or wear to frames.
 
Lot 2188

$55

Title: In the Levant
Author: Charles Dudley Warner - Charles Dudley Warner was an American essayist, novelist, and friend of Mark Twain, with whom he co-authored the novel "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today."

Warner was born of Puritan descent in Plainfield, Mass. He then moved to Cazenovia, New York, and in 1851 graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. He worked with a surveying party in Missouri; studied law at the University of Pennsylvania; practiced in Chicago (18561860); was assistant editor (1860) and editor (18611867) of The Hartford Press, and after The Press was merged into The Hartford Courant, was co-editor with Joseph R Hawley; in 1884 he joined the editorial staff of Harper's Magazine, for which he conducted The Editors Drawer until 1892, when he took charge of The Editor's Study. He died in Hartford on October 20, 1900.

Warner traveled widely, lectured frequently, and was actively interested in prison reform, city park supervision, and other movements for the public good. He was the first president of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and, at the time of his death, was president of the American Social Science Association.  Charles Dudley Warner is known for making the famous remark "Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." This was quoted by Mark Twain in a lecture, and is still commonly misattributed to Twain.

Publisher: Houghton , Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 568 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: An account of the author's journey in the winter and spring of 1875 through Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Rhodes, Turkey, and Greece.
Condition / Notes: A handsome set of antique volumes bound in three-quarter red leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Soundly bound books show very light external wear. Marbled endpapers have antique pictorial bookplates on front pastedowns. Antique bookplates also appear on pages following front flyleaves. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with tissue-guarded photographic plates that are well preserved.
 
Lot 2189

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of counter-culture and radicalism related ephemera from the late 1960's shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes several issues of the publication "Sing Out," as well as pin-back buttons, Harpur College campus publications and a student handbook, and Jerry Rubin's book "Do It!", 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 2190

$110

Title: Not available
Artist: Karl Huber
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Features: Signature
Width: 16.0" Height: 14.0"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Painting shows large river bend with lush embankments, with two men in the foreground and the outline of a European city in the background. One of the men is fishing on a bank, while his companion watches him. City in the background has a number of distinguishable church steeples, towers and domes. Castle on an elevation looms just behind the city.

Canvas has small protrusion at lower mid-section, approximately 3.75 inches from bottom edge, with cracking of paint. No other defect is visible.
 
Lot 2192

$70

Title: An Historical Description of the Metropolitical Church of Christ, Canterbury: Containing an Account of Its Antiquities, and of Its Accidents and Improvements, since the First Establishment. With an English Translation of the Epitaphs, and a South Prospect of the Cathedral. The Second Edition, Greatly Enlarged, with a Preface, Containing Observations on the Gothic Architecture, and an Historical Account of the Archbishops of Canterbury, from Augustin to the Present Time. Together with an Elegy
Author: John Burnby, John Duncombe
Publisher: Simmons and Kirkby
City: London
Year: 1783
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/156 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Very scarce, a great historical and genealogical resource
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in three-quarter leather, Leather spine was replaced probably early 1900s. Bright gilt lettering to spine. Boards have notable age/wear, with marbled boards very scuffed. Binding and hinges are solid. Pages are mostly clean with some light toning and scattered spotting. Owner's inscriptions appear on front endpaper. Illustrated with frontispiece engraving of the Cathedral Church of Canterbury.
 
Lot 2193

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of miscellaneous ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes advertising, correspondence indentures from the early 1800s, stock certificates, war ration books, and a 1843 Columbian Exposition book from Chicago, 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 2194

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books by New York journalist and poet Arch Merrill shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Towpath," "Down the Lore Lanes" and "The Ridge." 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 2195

$45

Title: Die Ayrerische Silhouettensammlung: Eine Festgabe zu Goethes hundertundfunfzigsten Geburtstag
Author: Ernst Kroker - German historian and librarian.
Publisher: Dieterich'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
City: Leipzig
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Book Details: Publication offers a plethora of silhouette-portraits of important figures of German society from the second half of the 18th century, including intellectuals and prominent figures in its cultural life such as Goethe, Herder, Klopstock, Burger, Gleim and Anna Amalia of Weimar. Beautifully printed on hand-made paper, with partially uncut pages with wide margins.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in white boards with gilt and black pictorial front. Book shows external age/wear indications with rubbing to the extremities and the boards are gently bowed. Internally, the pages are clean and crisp. Illustrated with numerous pages of silhouettes.
 
Lot 2196

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of antique color plates and illustrations shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes some which are chromolithographs or are hand-colored. The subjects of these illustrations varies, and includes some which depict landscapes, botanical, and architecture, among others. There are approximately 17 individual pieces in this lot. Three pieces are in frames which measure 11" by 9". 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 2197

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consist of a number of photos showing trenches, artillery, ruins from the First World War, photographs showing German surrender in the Second World War, a publication of the Navy Relief Society dated 1918, issues of the periodicals America's Alertmen and Yank, and 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 2198

$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 2199

$35

Title: Peter Bedford, the Spitalfields Philanthropist
Author: William Tallack - William Tallack was a British social activist interested in penal reform and heavily influenced by his Quaker faith. Tallack believed that offenders should be offered opportunities for moral education and reflection, so that they could seek salvation and forgiveness in the eyes of God. He advocated for prevention and treatment of crime in addition to methods of deterrence. He pushed for teaching prisoners new skills in order to educate them in personal responsibility and moral rectitude, and believed in isolating criminals in singular cells so that they would be encouraged to repent. Tallack believed that crime was caused by poverty, neglect, and a lack of moral education, so he attempted to eradicate this by campaigning for better schools, housing, sanitation and restrictive alcohol intake.

In 1863, Tallack became the secretary for the Society for the Abolition of the Death Penalty, and in 1866 he became the secretary of the Howard Association, a group named after an eighteenth-century prison reformer. He remained in this position until his retirement in 1901.

Publisher: S. W. Partridge
City: London
Year: 1865
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 147 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: A "collection of reminiscences, sketches, and brief researches into the chief scenes and associations of" Peter Bedford (1780-1864), Quaker silk merchant and philanthropist of Spitalfields (London). The Bedford Institute Association (BIA) founded in 1867, had as its original purpose to commemorate the life and continue the work of Peter Bedford. It is today known as the Quaker Social Action (QSA) is an independent charity working in east London to tackle poverty and social exclusion.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering. Book shows moderate external wear, with extensive light markings. Front hinge is cracked; rear hinge is cracking. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and unmarked. Book is illustrated with frontispiece and vignettes.
 
Lot 2200

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray a variety of themes such as Athens, Paris, art, architecture, and nature, among others. Also included are several booklets of postcards, which depict travel destinations such as Israel and Paris. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs, real photographs, and postcards on leather, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 250 postcards included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2201

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of signed operatic and orchestral concert programs. Among performers whose signatures appear in this collection are Rudolf Nureyev, Mstislav Rostropovich, Birgit Nilsson, Teresa Berganza, Anna Moffo, Mary van Doren, Konstantin Ivanov, and Roberta Peters. 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 2202

$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 Stephen L. Carter, James Ellroy, and Robert Crais, 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 2203

$10

Title: He and I; or, Was It He?
Author: Sarah Bridges Stebbins
Publisher: G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1877
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 198 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in green cloth with stamped black lettering and decorative designs. Book shows moderate external wear, with light staining to front board. Binding is tight. Title page has finger smudging to bottom outside corner. Pages show a very small amount of light spotting.
 
Lot 2204

$25

Details: This lot includes the original 1868 broadside for a New York City real estate auction shown in the corresponding image(s).
Condition / Notes: Piece has been mounted at edges onto backing paper. No tears, punctures or creasing are visible. It measures approximately 12" x 19.25". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 2205

$25

Details: This lot includes the original 1868 broadside for a New York City real estate auction shown in the corresponding image(s).
Condition / Notes: Piece has been mounted at edges onto backing paper. Drawings of lots have been penciled in in blank spaces at top of piece. Item shows very minor loss at tip of bottom right-hand corner. No punctures or creasing are visible. It measures approximately 12" x 19". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 2206

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of John Steinbeck first editions and early printings shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition, first state of "East of Eden" and a first edition of "The Winter of Our Discontent" in its pictorial dust jacket. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These are well-preserved books, with tight bindings, and unmarked and clean interiors. "East of Eden" shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 2207

$25

Title: The Queen's Daughter; or, the Orphan of La Granja
Author: Madame Skelton
Publisher: Peter F. Cunningham, Catholic Bookseller
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 108 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6"
Book Details: A work of Catholic allegory in the form of a novel set in Spain.
Condition / Notes: This small, antique volume is bound in dark brown cloth with gilt embossing on the spine and front board. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages.
 
Lot 2208

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of ten original lithographs shown in the corresponding image(s). Seven of these lithographs are of engravings from "The British Workman," circa 1880. Also included are three lithographs from the "Illustrated London News," circa 1862, one of which is Civil War themed, and another is colored. All but one of these lithographs are matted and shrink wrapped, or protected with plastic. 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 2209

$30

Title: Ponds
Artist:
Medium: Engraving
Features: Original
Width: 11.5" Height: 16.0"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Two original engravings matted and encased in gilt frame with elaborate decorative designs. Artist's signature appears within lower plate, at lower right-hand corner.
 
Lot 2210

$30

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the large group of first edition modern literature in the corresponding image(s). Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These volumes are generally in excellent condition, with only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket.
 
Lot 2211

$175

Title: Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, in the Celebrated Campaign of 1858, in Illinois; Including the Preceding Speeches of Each, at Chicago, Springfield, Etc. ; Also, the Two Great Speeches of Mr. Lincoln in Ohio, in 1859, as Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party, and Published at the Times of Their Delivery
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Follett, Foster and Company
City: Columbus, Ohio
Year: 1860
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 268 pages plus 3 pages of publisher's preface and errata and one page of publisher's advertisement
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with chipping at ends of spines and small black stains to rear cover. Binding is solid. Book plate and pencil markings are visible on front endpaper. Lightly age-toned paper is clean and unmarked. PLEASE NOTE that printer's error has replaced pages 29 to 44 with a duplication of pages 60 to 76. Pagination is correct up to page 29 and after page 44.
 
Lot 2212

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray hotels such as Hotel New Yorker, New Hotel Montelone in New Orleans, Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, and Hotel Canterbury in San Francisco, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 300 postcards included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2213

$35

Details: This lot includes the hand-tinted lithograph depicting a Native American maiden shown in the corresponding image(s). The subject is in traditional dress, with brightly colored bead necklaces and a feather headdress. This lithograph is in an antique frame measuring 9.75" by 13.75". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This piece shows well with vivid colors and fine detail. There is some chipping and loss to the frame edges.
 
Lot 2214

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Work and Play on Belle River Farm," "Nights With Uncle Remus," and "Winter At Cloverfield Farm," 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 2215

$25

Title: Antisepsis and Antiseptics
Author: Charles Milton Buchanan
Publisher: The Terhune Company
City: Newark, New Jersey
Year: 1895
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 352 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: This edition contains an introduction by Augustus C. Bernays.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in brown cloth with stamped black lettering. Soundly bound book shows external wear concentrated at extremities. Top of front flyleaf shows pencial markings and erasures. Pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with frontispiece and photographic plates.
 
Lot 2216

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique Asian art and ornaments shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes enamel and lacquer ware, such as lidded vessels, bowls, and small trinket boxes. Also included are two framed pieces of artwork, a bell, and a small notebook, 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 2217

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes original art, antique engravings, and prints, depicting buildings, Native Canadian imagery, and nudes, among other subjects. There are approximately eleven 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: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Some pieces show tearing, chipping, and/or loss concentrated at edges.
 
Lot 2218

$400

Title: The Works of Dumas
Author: Alexandre Dumas - Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including "The Count of Monte Cristo," "The Three Musketeers," "Twenty Years After," and "The Vicomte de Bragelonne" were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent. Born in poverty, Dumas was the grandson of a French nobleman and a Haitian slave.
Publisher: Dana Estes & Company, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: circa 1900
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 46 Complete: No
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: The "Edition de Medicis" consists of 47 volumes, 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 Alexandre Dumas that lacks but one of the 47 that make up the set.(first volume of "The Crimes"). This attractive collection is number 61 of 1,000. Volumes are bound in dark blue cloth with printed paper spine labels. Books have varying degree of external wear, with a small number showing white markings. Books are tightly bound, with clean and unmarked pages with gilt top edges and deckled fore edges. Illustrations are bright. All but one of the volumes in their original dust jackets, all remarkably well preserved.
 
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