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Lot 2219

$30

Details: This lot includes the original oil-on-canvas shown in the corresponding image(s). This work offers a colorful image of a bull sweeping by bullfighter as it charges with lowered head at the red cape the latter is pulling behind his back. Framed painting is signed "Alonso" in bottom left-hand corner. This art work measures approximately 16" x 19". Frame shows some wear. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 2220

$35

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some volumes show some wear and loss to spine covers.
 
Lot 2221

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

- Shame the Devil by George P. Pelecanos - Dated 1999 by Dennis McMillan Publications - Signed Edition - This is a scarce limited first edition of this novel, numbered and signed by the author. This is number 362 of 452. Volume, pictorial dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition.
- Void Moon by Michael Connelly - Dated 1999 by Dennis McMillan Publications - Signed Edition - This is a scarce limited first edition, numbered and signed by the author on the limitation page. This is number 8 of 500. Dust jacket and interior artwork are by Scott Musgrove. Volume, dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition.
- Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War by William Manchester - Dated 1980 by Little, Brown and Company - Signed Edition - This is a scarce author-signed limited edition. This is number 756 of 1,000. Author's signature appears on limitation page. Volume is in excellent condition. Transparent plastic cover and slipcase show minor shelfwear.
- To the Bright and Shining Sun by James Lee Burke - Dated 1992 by James Cahill Publishing - Signed Edition - This is a scarce limited edition of this title, numbered and signed by the author. This is copy 142 of 400. This edition contains a new introduction by the author. Book and slipcase are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 2222

$15

Details: This lot includes the mask shown in the corresponding image(s). This mask is carved from a coconut shell, and painted black and red. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This mask shows some age/wear indications including some cracks and scuffs to the surface.
 
Lot 2223

$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 Anne Sibley O'Brien, Arturo Perez-Reverte, and Julia Spencer-Fleming, 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 2224

$50

Title: Les Miserables: Fantine
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.
Translator: Charles E. Wilbour
Publisher: Carleton, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1862
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 171 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This is a scarce first U. S. edition of the first part of this classic work of French literature, published only months after the French edition of the novel was released.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in pebbled and blindstamped blue cloth with gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Book shows external wear concentrated at extremities. Ends of spine and outside corners show minor loss. Binding is sound. Front endpaper has previous owners' names and pencil markings. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. Very light, sporadic foxing.
 
Lot 2225

$20

Details: This lot includes the folio of maps shown in the corresponding image(s). This Chart Folio 27, published in 1920, and contains maps depicting the Adriatic & West Coast of Greece, as well as Italy. The contents of this folio are incomplete. There are eight large fold-out maps included, depicting the Gulf of Athens, Taranto, Italy, and the Piraeus and Phalerum Bays, among other areas. The folio measures 28.25 by 21". Most of the maps fold out to measure 42" by 28". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The exterior of the folio shows some age/wear, with some creasing and wear to edges. The charts are generally in good condition, with some light wear along edges.
 
Lot 2226

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of antique postcards, illustrations, and greeting cards shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes some chromolithographs or postcards depicting real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 175 individual pieces included in this lot, which include holiday greetings, travel destinations, and children, among other themes. 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 2227

$25

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of estate 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 2228

$70

Title: Mount Vernon in the Olden Time: Washington at 30 Years of Age
Artist: H. B. Hall, A. Henning
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Original
Width: 28.0" Height: 24.25"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: This original lithograph is contained by a black wooden frame. Foxing is visible at margins.

Attributions appearing at corners underneath image read "Drawn by A. Henning" and "Engraved by H. B. Hall." Caption underneath image reads "New York. Engraved under the superintendance of W. H. Holbrooke."  Caption beneath title reads "New York. Published and engraved under the superindance of the Artists' Association, Broadway and Pall Mall, London."  The words "Second of a Series" appear to the right-hand side of title.
 
Lot 2229

$45

Title: Gallery of Great Composers: A Series of Portraits, Engraved on Steel, from Oil Paintings Reproduced by the Heliotype Process. With Biographical and Critical Notices
Author: Carl Jager, Edward R. Rimbault
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1876
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 103 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: The biographical and critical notices are by Edward F. Rimbault.
Condition / Notes: This volume is decoratively bound in dark green cloth with black and gilt embossed design and gilded page edges. The volume shows slight wear to the extremities, with some tearing along the spine. Lightly-bumped outside corners show fraying. Front hinge is cracked. Pages show occasional light foxing. Illustrated with twelve tissue-guarded plates.
 
Lot 2230

$60

Details: This lot includes the antique Asian book on laid paper shown in the corresponding image. This disbound volume contains numerous well-preserved color plates offering images of women in traditional dress, traditional landscape and nature views, and scenes of daily life. Folded leaves measure approximately 7" x 11.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 2231

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's series by Harry Castlemon shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Frank, the Young Naturalist," "Frank on the Lower Mississippi" and "Frank in the Woods." 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 2232

$55

Title: Airframe
Author:
Publisher: The Franklin Library
City: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania
Year: 1996
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 351 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this novel. The plot follows Casey Singleton, a quality assurance vice-president at the fictional aerospace manufacturer Norton Aircraft, as she investigates an in-flight accident aboard a Norton-manufactured airliner that leaves three passengers dead and fifty-six injured.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this novel. This book is bound in green leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Gilt designs appear on covers. Tightly-bound book is in excellent condition, with marbled endpapers and gilt lettering. Includes bound ribbon bookmark. Pages are clean and crisp. Illustrated with a frontispiece by Kim Barnes, specially commissioned by The Franklin Library exclusively for this edition.

Author's signature appears underneath limitation statement on initial page stating this book to have been privately printed for The Signed First Edition Society.
 
Lot 2233

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes sheet music, the official program of the NY Jets from 1966, and books about Fontainebleau and Palais National de Malmaison, 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 2234

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes several publications of "The Preventative Maintenance Monthly," handwritten and typed correspondence, some of which is on the letterhead of the Illinois Central Railroad, land deeds, and brochures about Atlanta, the Congo, and poetry, 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 2235

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books by American author and editor Carl Sandburg shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this group are "The American Songbag" (1927) and "The People, Yes" (1936). 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 2236

$80

Title: Monarchs of Minstrelsy, from "Daddy" Rice to Date
Author: Edward LeRoy Rice - Edward Le Roy Rice was an American entrepreneur, producer of minstrel shows, and dealer in theatrical memorabilia.
Publisher: Kenny Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 366 pages plus 15 pages of advertisements
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: A comprehensive history of minstrelsy from its origins to 1911. From the author's foreword:

"There were several reasons which prompted me to compile this volume, the chief one being the fact that the subject in its entirety had never before been attempted; and whenever individual articles appeared, they almost invariably treated of olden times and old timers alone. A second reason, and one of equal importance, was that these contributions which appeared both in various newspapers and magazines, were in the main written on hearsay alone without any apparent regard for facts."

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in publisher's original full blue cloth with decorations and title stamped in black and gilt with five circular pastedown photos of minstrel singers on the front cover. Book shows external wear, with discoloration and mild spotting. Ends of spine cover and outside corners show fraying and minor tears. Binding is cracked at title page. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with numerous photos of minstrel performers.
 
Lot 2237

$30

Details: This lot includes the antique photo album shown in the corresponding image(s). This was a G.I's album while stationed in occupied Germany in 1947. Some of the photos contained in this album depict landscapes, buildings, the American flag, and group photos. This album also contains some photos from home, as well as some pin-ups and nudes at the back of the album. The album measures approximately 11.25" by 7.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This album is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. The exterior of the album shows some rubbing and wear, mostly concentrated at the edges. The contents of some of the album pages have been removed, while the photo mounting tabs remain.
 
Lot 2238

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique estate items shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a Navy uniform, a Carlisle team pennant, a Girl Scouts embroidery, a pair of eyeglasses in a case, assorted jewelry, and a ceramic head, 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 ceramic head shows some damage and chipping.
 
Lot 2239

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the antique compilation of sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). Pieces are bound in antique volume in three-quarter leather that shows significant external wear, with rubbing and cracking to spine edges. Volume measures approximately 11" x 13.5". Pieces are accompanied by the covers to the collections of which they formed a part. Most date from the 1860's. Among the titles in this collection are. "First Steps on the Piano" by Jas. Bellak, "The Flying Cloud Schottish," "Polka du petit menestrel," "Downie Cheeks Polka," and "The Sultans Band March for the Piano Forte." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 2240

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Les aventures de Tintin: L'affaire Tournesol by Herge - Dated 1956 by Casterman - Rear board shows small dent to fore edge. Top third of title page is torn at top left-hand side.
- Les aventures de Tintin: On a marche sur la lune by Herge - Dated 1954 by Casterman
- Les aventures de Tintin: Coke en stock by Herge - Dated 1958 by Casterman
- Les aventures de Tintin: Le crabe aux pinces d'or by Herge - Dated 1948 by Casterman - Loss of material at foot of spine, along edges and at corners. Text block is intact, with clean, unmarked pages.
- Les aventures de Tintin: Le tresor de Rachham le Rouge by Herge - Dated 1947 by Casterman - Loss of material at foot of spine and at outside corners.
- Les aventures de Tintin: L'oreille cassee by Herge - Dated 1947 by Casterman - Loss at ends of spine, lower portion of spine cover detaching. Book is solidly bound, with clean, unmarked pages.
 
Lot 2241

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of original glass testers and other dairy ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes four original glass testers for milk, including a lactoscope and hydrometer. The testers are in period boxes and metal tubes. This lot also includes dairy-related ephemera such as milk records, a cattle register, cow registration certificates, and a breeding receipt, 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 2242

$10

Details: This lot includes the original Western Native American children's moccasin shown in the corresponding image(s). The moccasin is laced, and has intricate decorative green and blue beading. The moccasin measures approximately 7" long and 2.5" wide. The protective box it is enclosed in measures approximately 7.25" by 5.25". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This item is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2243

$250

Book Details: This lot includes the antique bound compilation of sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). Volume has three-quarter leather binding with raised spine bands. Book shows external wear, with taping at ends of chipped spine and mild staining to front cover. Loss of a substantial portion of spine label. Spine also has cracking along edges. Small stickers with previous owner's name and address are pasted to both covers. Binding is tight. Same sticker is visible at upper edge of front pastedown. Elaborately signed R H. Laurie and dated 1852 at top of front flyleaf, with statement written underneath signature reading "Formerly belonging to John Fawcett Esq. / Commedian (sic)" An engraved portrait of John Fawcett has been tipped into front endpaper. Following pages contain handwritten index. Tipped-in antique sheet containing printed inscription by John Johnston to David Garrick follows index. Sheets of various kinds of 18th-century music (symphony, ballads, songs, hymns, etc.) have been pasted to following pages. These sheets are well preserved, showing only very occasional spotting. Volume measures approximately 9.5" x 13.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

John Fawcett (1768 – 1837) was an English actor and playwright. He was the son of an actor of the same name (d. 1793). At the age of 18 he ran away from school and appeared at Margate as Courtall in The Belles Stratagem; afterwards he joined Tate Wilkinson's company and turned from tragedy to low comedy parts. In 1791, he appeared at Covent Garden, and in 1794 at the Haymarket. Colman, then manager of that house, wrote a number of parts designed to suit his talents, and two of Fawcett's greatest successes were as "Dr. Pangloss in The Heir at Law" (1797) and as Dr Ollapod in "The Poor Gentleman" (1798). He retired from the stage in 1830.
 
Lot 2244

$55

Title: The Bear Raid
Author: Ken Follett - Ken Follett is a Welsh author of thrillers and historical novels. He has sold more than 100 million copies of his works. Four of his books have reached the number 1 ranking on the New York Times best-seller list: "The Key to Rebecca," "Lie Down with Lions," "Triple," and "World Without End."
Publisher: The Armchair Detective Library
City: New York
Year: 1990
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ii/152 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this title. It is copy number 52 of 100 numbered and signed by Ken Follett.

Volume is bound in maroon cloth binding, with bright gilt lettering to spine and blocked in gilt with the author's portrait in a diamond pastedown on the front cover. Volume is in excellent condition, in matching cloth slipcase.
 
Lot 2245

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes titles such as "Biggle Cow Book," "A Christmas Carol," and "True To The Flag," as well as a puzzle book and an advertisement for the J. N Christian Variety Store featuring a real thermometer, 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. Some items in this lot show moisture indications and/or chipping to edges.
 
Lot 2246

$15

Details: This lot includes the matted and signed U.S. Air Force photographic print shown in the corresponding image(s). This print is a color photograph of four U.S. Air Force planes flying over a body of water. The matte is inscribed as follows: "To Jack Carter ... with our sincere best wishes, the USAF 'Thunderbirds,' May 1962." There are eight signatures on the matte, of Captain Bob Bell, Captain Ron Everett, and Captain Ralph Brooks, among others. The matte measures approximately 20" by 16". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This item shows some age/wear indications, with rubbing to the edges of the matte. There are some surface scratches on the photographic print.
 
Lot 2247

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of art items:

- Not available by Charles Fouqueray - French sailor is signaling with a red flag or pennant. Behind him are two more French sailor in whites (signalman is in dark uniform), one is using a telescope and other is writing on a notebook. At left margin is standing figure in visor cap with binoculars slung on chest wearing a dark uniform. In background behind bridge are large warships with clouds or smoke.
Sheet shows small tear to mid-section of left-hand side, otherwise in very good condition with no creasing or puncture markings. Coloring to print is bright.
- Des fusiliers marins a Nieuport by Charles Fouqueray Sheet is faint darkening to upper right-hand corner, otherwise in very good condition, with no tears, creasing or punctures. Print shows bright coloring.
 
Lot 2248

$55

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of juvenile series 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 2249

$225

Title: Intruder in the Dust
Author: William Faulkner - William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner worked in a variety of media; he wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays during his career. He is primarily known and acclaimed for his novels and short stories, many of which are set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, a setting Faulkner created based on Lafayette County, where he spent most of his childhood.

Faulkner is considered one of the most important writers of the Southern literature of the United States, along with Mark Twain, Robert Penn Warren, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Eudora Welty, Thomas Wolfe, Harper Lee and Tennessee Williams. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. Two of his works, "A Fable" (1954) and his last novel "The Reivers" (1962), both won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

In 1998, the Modern Library ranked his 1929 novel "The Sound and the Fury" sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; also on the list were 1930s "As I Lay Dying" and "Light in August" (1932).

Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1948
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 247 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: The novel focuses on Lucas Beauchamp, a black farmer accused of murdering a white man. He is exonerated through the efforts of black and white teenagers and a spinster from a long-established Southern family. It was written as Faulkner's response as a Southern writer to the racial problems facing the South. In his Selected Letters, Faulkner wrote: "the premise being that the white people in the south, before the North or the Govt. or anybody else owe and must pay a responsibility to the negro."

"Intruder in the Dust" was turned into an MGM film of the same name directed by Clarence Brown in 1949 after MGM paid film rights of $50,000 to Faulkner. The film was shot in Faulkner's home town of Oxford, Mississippi.

"Intruder in the Dust" is notable for its use of stream of consciousness style of narration. The novel also includes lengthy passages on the Southern memory of the Civil War, one of which Shelby Foote quoted in Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War."

Condition / Notes: Volume shows light shelfwear. Book is tightly bound. Portion of front flap with blurb has neatly been pasted to front endpaper. Pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is very well preserved, with no clipping or marking.
 
Lot 2250

$175

Details: This lot includes the antique lift-top desk shown in the corresponding images. This handsome piece of furniture has a scalloped back splash, turned legs, and two drawers. This piece measures approximately 29" tall, 51" wide, and 26" deep. This was a New Hampshire schoolmaster's desk, purchased in 1933 from a sale at the Watson family home, on Pleasant Street in Loudon, NH. There is a pencil inscription on the back of the right drawer which reads "Chichester, September 18, 1883 at 7:00 PM, A. G. Burliegh." 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: This piece shows well with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2251

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the remarkably well-preserved copy of the "JB Illustrierter" dated June 29, 1944 shown in the corresponding image(s). This periodical was was the Nazi Party weekly photo newspaper published in Munich by Verlag Franz Eher Nachfolger, but read by just about everybody, all over Germany. Each 10 x 15 inch issue contained about 24 pages of the very latest news, photographs and information gathered from around the world. The paper was published every Thursday and sold for 20 Reichspfennigs, the equivalent of 12 US cents. The issue in this lot was published in the immediate aftermath of the Allied landings in Normandy and features front page stressing preparedness of German forces against "invasion surprises." Includes pieces on Benny Goodman as representative of "Judenmusik," financier Basil Zaharoff, and various illustrated stories and political cartoons. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 2252

$35

Title: A Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth Day of September, 1817; together with the Names, Force and Condition, of All the Ships and Vessels belonging to the United States, and When and Where Built. Prepared at the Department of State, in pursuance of a Resolution of Congress, of the 27th of April, 1816
Publisher: E. de Kraft
City: Washington, D. C.
Year: 1818
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 92/97 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is a rare first edition of this antique government document and invaluable resource for historical research.
Condition / Notes: Rebound by library in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Volume is tightly bound, with new endpapers. Library markings appear on spine of volume. Book plates can be seen on front pastedown. Antique inscription in ink appears on preliminary page. Title page has library perforation within lower half and name written in ink at top margin. Darkening to lower edge of title page and two preliminary pages from moisture. Pocket and blank check-out form at rear of volume. Age-toned pages show foxing to blank pages at end and faint, small water markings at edges of final pages.
 
Lot 2253

$45

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 The Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco, Hotel Roosevelt in New Orleans, and The Plaza in New York City, 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 2254

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray international locations such as Japan, Mexico, Panama, Madeira, Palestine, Egypt, and Europe, 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.
 
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