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Lot 2255

$50

Title: The Standard American Drawing and Lettering Book: A Modern Treatise on the Art of Sign Writing
Author: Peter Idarius
Publisher: Laird & Lee, Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 103 pages plus 1 page of advertisements
Width: 14" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Book consists almost entirely of hand lettered alphabets for use in sign lettering. Some 25 different alphabets and styles are completely illustrated. A few alphabets listed are: Standard Block Letters; Antique Egyptian; Old English; Chicago Roman; Italian Print; French. Pages at the rear show Spencerian script, wood letters, wood ornaments and signs in wood which may be purchased by sign writers.
Condition / Notes: Antique oblong volume bound in pictorial paper boards with forest green cloth along the spine. The volume shows light external wear, with moisture indications and rubbing. The front board is separated from the textblock. Internally, the volume shows well with clean pages.
 
Lot 2256

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the volumes in this collection are signed books, books on the Civil War and one slipcased title. 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 2257

$70

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 a zeppelin crash, Paris, ships, nature, and travel destinations such as New York City, Philadelphia, Tennessee, and Luxembourg, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, 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 2258

$70

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 architecture, portraits, Christmas, and travel destinations such as Yellowstone Park, New York City, and Ocean Park, Maryland, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, 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 2259

$100

Title: Kelea: The Surf Rider. A Romance of Pagan Hawaii
Author: Alexander Stevenson Twombly - A. Stevenson Twombly entered the Andover Theological Seminary and finished his course in 1858, having meantime spent part of the years 1856-1857 in travel and study at Heidelberg, Germany. He was ordained February 10, 1859, and was pastor of the Presbyterian church in Cherry Valley, N.Y., for three years. In 1862 he accepted a call as the first pastor of the State Street Presbyterian Church of Albany, N.Y., where he remained five years. During four months of the winter and spring of 1894 he was the acting pastor of the Central Union Church at Honolulu. As the result of his sojourn there he wrote "Hawaii and its People" and "Kelea, the Surf Rider: a Story," both published in 1900.

He often contributed to the religious and secular press and for a time in 1891 was editorially connected with the Boston Traveler. From 1896 to 1898 he was Literary Editor for the publishing house of Silver, Burdett & Co., issuing during that time "The Silver Series of English Classics," in ten volumes. Besides this work he was the author of "Merry Maple Leaves," 1872; "The Choir Boy of York Cathedral, and other Christmas Stories," 1890; "Masterpieces of Michelangelo and Milton"; and "Life of Dr. John Lord," 1896.

In 1883 he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from Yale, and from 1881 to 1885 was President of the Yale Alumni Association of Boston. He was for five years Vice-President of the Associated Charities of Newton and President from 1902 to 1908.

Publisher: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert
City: New York
Year: 1900
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 402 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped pictorial designs on front cover show breaking ocean waves with seagulls flying above. Books shows light external wear, with mild sunning and faint stain to spine. Binding is cracked at front hinge and between copyright page and dedication. Previous owner's small pictorial bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and photographic plates.
 
Lot 2260

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on New York State shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Adirondack Bibliography Supplement, 1956-1965" and "Hydrography of the Susquehanna River Drainage Basin." 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 2261

$45

Details: This lot includes a shadowbox containing early American artifacts shown in the corresponding image(s). There are approximately 40 small artifacts displayed in the case, all of which were unearthed in Bristol, NY. These objects include buckles, a locket, hinges, and other metal pieces. The artifacts are mounted in a wood-framed shadowbox, which measures approximately 11" by 8.75". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This display is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear to the artifacts. There is a small "#8" written on the display.
 
Lot 2262

$50

Details: This lot includes the original Native American spear shown in the corresponding image(s). This rare specimen has a hand-beaded detail on the handle, and measures approximately 7" long. The spear is enclosed in a glass-topped box which measures approximately 12.25" by 8.25". 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 condition, with some age/wear indications. The glass box has a label adhered to the surface.
 
Lot 2263

$110

Title: The Temple of the Rosy Cross. The Soul: Its Powers, Migrations, and Transformations
Author: F. B. Dowd
Publisher: Rosy Cross Publishing Co.
City: San Francisco
Year: 1888
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 240 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This is a second edition, revised and enlarged.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative design. Book shows light external wear, with darkening to top edge of front cover. Binding it tight. Floral endpapers and gilt-edged pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 2264

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on New York State shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Gerrit Smith: The Story of a Noble Life" and "Life of Henry Foster, M.D." 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 2265

$120

Details: This lot includes the group of stamps and coins shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes vintage New York City transit coins, as well as Japanese and English currency. The stamps in this lot originate from Japan, England, Canada, Poland, France, the United Nations, and the United States, among others. Some of the stamps are unused and still intact in their sheets, while others show cancellations. This lot includes a hardcover stock book, which contains an collection of stamps generally organized by country and/or theme. A few first day covers are also included. A stock book containing a variety of stamps 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 2266

$100

Title: Pair of Perched Birds with Grapes
Artist:
Medium: Painting - oil on board
Features: Framed
Width: 20.5" Height: 31.0"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved painting encased with inner frame in cloth and outside wooden frame with elegant designs. Frame shows chipping to upper corners and at mid-section of right-hand side. Two small horizontal boards and wire at rear.
 
Lot 2267

$50

Title: Pocahontas; or the Founding of Virginia. A Poem in Three Cantos
Author: O. Prescott Hiller
Publisher: Hatchard and Co.
City: London
Year: 1865
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 107 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-inscribed first edition of this work. Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Books shows light external wear, with some darkening to spine. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and unmarked. Inscription on half-title page reads "Mrs. G. M. Loule(?) / With the kind regards of the / Author / London, June 30, 1868."
 
Lot 2268

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on U.S. history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed "Nantucket: The Far-Away Island" and Joseph Banvard's "Plymouth and the Pilgrims (1851). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: s 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 2269

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of art ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of original, hand-tinted copperplate engravings on water-marked laid paper by English painter and etcher Thomas Worlidge (1700−1766). Included in this collection are portraits of historical and mythological figures from antiquity, such as Germanicus, Pompey, Sapho, Agrippa, Antinous, Apollo, and Cicero. These Neo-Classical subjects from the artist's series Curious Antique Gems, his last work, consisting of 182 etchings.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 31 leaves with handsome engravings that contain an engraved number in the upper right-hand corner. A small number of the leaves show light foxing at margins. Engravings measure approximately 2.5" x 3", leaves 6.75" x 9". Tissue guards are attached to a few leaves.
 
Lot 2270

$90

Details: This lot features the following group of antique Pennsylvania newspaper issues dating from .the first half of the 19th century. Included in this group are issues of the Harrisburg Chronicle from the years 1829 and 1830, the Philadelphia newspaper the United States Gazette, with one issue from 1807, one from 1823, 4 from 1827 and 4 from 1832. There are also issues of The Union (1822), the True American (1818) and the Philadelphia Inquirer (1838). There is also an issue of Atkinson's Casket of Gems of Literature, Wit and Sentiment, dated 1832. There are a total of 35 issues.
Condition / Notes: Most of the newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including minor chipping, small tears, foxing, etc.
 
Lot 2271

$110

Title: The Story of Little Black Sambo
Author: Helen Bannerman - Helen Bannerman was the Scottish author of a number of children's books, the most notable being "Little Black Sambo." She was born in Edinburgh and lived for 32 years in Madras and a good proportion of her life in India, where her husband William Bannerman was an officer in the Indian Medical Service. The heroes of many of her books are recognizably South Indian or Tamil children from the illustrations and use of words.

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1933
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce moveable edition of Sambo. Volume is bound in yellow cloth with colorful pastedown on the front cover of title character holding an umbrella and standing beside a friendly tiger. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to spine and rear cover. Front cover shows a small amount of chipping. Front hinge is cracking at top. First sentence of preface has been underlined with red pen. There is elsewhere light smudging and minor loss of material. There is some loss and repairs to some of the still very attractive mechanicals. Illustrated endpapers and full-page drawings by award-winning German-born book illustrator Kurt Wiese (April 22, 1887 - May 27, 1974) are bright.
 
Lot 2272

$50

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 Ed McBain, Mark Coggins, and Barry Eisler, 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 page edges at the top of the book. "Nice Guys Finish Last" contains a book plate on one of the endpapers.
 
Lot 2273

$60

Details: This lot includes the original poultry-related broadside shown in the corresponding image(s). This broadside, dated circa 1870, advertises Smith's Egg and Health Producer, "a purely scientific preparation for the prevention and cure of all diseases to which poultry is subject." The broadside measures approximately 13.5" by 22.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This broadside is age toned, with some light age/wear indications. There is some light chipping to some edges, creasing to page, as well as an approximately three inch tear toward the bottom left side of the page.
 
Lot 2274

$225

Details: This lot includes the framed antique map of the northeastern United States shown in the corresponding image. This map illustrates the New England Charter Claims west of the Delaware. This is a original linen-backed map in an elegant archival frame. States have hand-colored borders. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Map, matting and frame are well preserved. Map measures approximately 21" x 8.5", frame 27.75" x 15.25". Intact wire at rear.
 
Lot 2275

$30

Title: Rosemary's Baby: A Novel
Author: Ira Levin - Ira Levin was an American author, dramatist and songwriter. Levin's first produced play was "No Time for Sergeants" (adapted from the Mac Hyman novel), a comedy about a hillbilly drafted into the United States Air Force that launched the career of Andy Griffith. The play was turned into a movie in 1958, and co-starred Nick Adams. "No Time for Sergeants" is generally considered the precursor to Gomer Pyle, USMC.

Levin's first novel, "A Kiss Before Dying," was well received, earning him the 1954 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. "A Kiss Before Dying" was turned into a movie twice, first in 1956 and again in 1991.

Levin's best-known novel is "Rosemary's Baby," a horror story of modern day Satanism and other occultisms, set in Manhattan's Upper West Side. In 1968, it was made into a film starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes. Ruth Gordon won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance. Roman Polanski, who wrote and directed the film, was nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

Other Levin novels that were made into films included "The Boys from Brazil" in 1978; "The Stepford Wives" in 1975 and again in 2004 and Sliver in 1993. Currently a new version of "The Boys from Brazil" is in development for 2012.

In the 1990s, Levin wrote two more bestselling novels: "Sliver" (1991) which became a film by Philip Noyce, the director of "Patriot Games" with Sharon Stone and Tom Berenger, and "Son of Rosemary" (1997), the sequel to Rosemary's Baby.

Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1967
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 245 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Best-selling horror novel, Levin's second published book. Major elements of the story were inspired by the publicity surrounding the Church of Satan of Anton LaVey which had been founded in 1966.
Condition / Notes: Scarce first printing bound in lavender mauve paper-covered boards with author's stamped initials and black cloth spine with title in silver lettering. Book shows light shelfwear. Pages are clean and bright. In price-clipped mauve-tan dust jacket with photograph of author on rear panel.
 
Lot 2276

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume set of "History of Buffalo and Erie County" (1884) and "Family and Community: Italian Immigrants in Buffalo, 1880-1930." 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 2277

$45

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, mostly depicting travel destinations such as New York City, Yellowstone Park, Germany, New Orleans, and Verona, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, 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 2278

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes an icon & typography sample book, circa 1880, a clothing catalog, an Esso map of the Eastern United States, a matted old new stock cigar box label, and health-related brochures, 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. The icon and typography sample book shows advanced wear to the exterior of the album, with some loss at spine cover and cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 2279

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- I Love a Roosevelt by Patricia Peabody Roosevelt - Dated 1967 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. - Signed Edition - Memoir by the fifth and final wife of Elliot Roosevelt, son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. This is a scarce author-signed and inscribed first edition of this memoir. Inscription reads "Dear Mr. Appel - / Thank you so much / for reading my book. / I do hope you enjoyed / it, and that we will / meet sometime to / discuss it. / Patty Roosevelt / June, 1967." Books shows light shelfwear, dust jacket has small tears at edges with light smudging and faint impressions from handwriting.

- Affectionately, F. D. R.: A Son's Story of a Lonely Man by James Roosevelt, Sidney Shalett - Dated 1959 by Harcourt, Brace & Company - Signed Edition - This is a scarce author-signed stated first edition of this memoir by the son of the 32 President of the United States. Book shows mild external wear. Dust jacket is intact.

- Roosevelt and Marshall: Partners in Politics and War by Thomas Parrish - Dated 1989 by William Morrow and Company, Inc. - Signed Edition - This is a scarce author-signed first printing. Author's inscription on front flyleaf reads " To Bice (illegible last name) / Best wishes, Bill / Thomas Parrish / Dec. 17, 1989." Well-preserved volume in similar dust jacket.

- F. D. R.: His Personal Letters. Early Years by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Elliot Roosevelt Edited by Elliot Roosevelt - Dated 1947 by Duell, Sloan and Pearce - Signed Edition - First volume of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's letters, covering the period from 1887 to 1904. This is a scarce first edition of this volume, signed and dated by James Roosevelt on front flyleaf (("2/16/81"). Book shows light staining to bottom portion of front cover and front edge of spine. Faint water markings appear on edges of pages. Dust jacket shows shelfwear, with small tears at edges and small blemishes to spine.

- "Hi-Ya Neighbor" by Ruth Stevens - Dated 1947 by Tupper and Love, Inc. - First Edition - "Intimate glimpses of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Warm Springs, Georgia." This is a scarce first edition of this memoir, signed and dated (2/18/81) by James Roosevelt on half title page. Book shows light shelfwear. Tightly bound. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 2280

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Civil War books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume set of "The Civil War and the Constitution, 1859-1865" (1909) and Mary A. Livermore's "My Story of the War" (1888). 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 2281

$10

Title: The Christian Year: Thoughts in Verse for the Sundays and Holidays throughout the Year. With a Memoir and Portrait
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Suttaby and Co.
City: London
Year: 1883
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvii/299 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Book shows external wear, with small tears to head of spine and tearing along edges. Binding is detaching at front hinge. Rear hinge is cracked. Text block is intact. Gilt-edged pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded engraved portrait of John Keble, Vicar of Hursley.
 
Lot 2282

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of Newark Daily Advertiser publications from the 1840's and 1850's shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes articles and classified advertisements relating to the Victory Arena & Great Western Circus, fireworks, ice cream, soda water, rope walking, the Aerial Steam Navigation Company of San Francisco, ballooning, baseball, and tooth extraction, among others. 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 condition with some age/wear indications. Some pages show chipping and/or loss along page edges.
 
Lot 2283

$25

Title: The Lives of the Patriarchs and Prophets
Author: H. Hastings Weld
Publisher: Lindsay & Blakiston
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1846
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 240 pages plus 24 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: A collection of "sacred verse" from the series "The Christian Family Library."
Condition / Notes: Decoratively bound antique volume in blind-stamped blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and design. Book is remarkably well preserved, with almost no external wear. Front flyleaf has been almost entirely excised. Gilt-edged pages display sporadic light foxing and occasional offset tanning. Double frontispiece with tissue guard shows nicely.
 
Lot 2284

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Discourse on the Life, Character and Genius of Washington Irving" (1860) by William Cullen Bryant and "Irvingiana: A Memorial of Washington Irving" (1860). 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 2285

$80

Title: Enfant a la sandale
Artist: Mily Possoz
Medium: Engraving
Features: Signed In Plate
Width: 15.0" Height: 22.0"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Sheet shows no tears, creases or punctures. Some darkening to edges. Artist's signature appears under engraving at bottom left-hand corner, with limitation number 11/50 at opposite corner.
 
Lot 2286

$80

Details: This lot includes the large group of vintage and antique photographs shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes cartes-de-visite, as well as some photographed which are framed or in an album. This lot includes a large framed panoramic military photo, which measures approximately 37" by 10". Also included are photographs from a hunting trip, which show a dead bear, with the baby bear apparently taken as a pet. 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 photos are age toned, and may show edge wear or light moisture indications.
 
Lot 2287

$110

Title: The Man with the Golden Gun
Author: Ian Fleming - Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer. Fleming is best known for creating the fictional spy James Bond and the series of twelve novels and nine short stories about the character. Educated at Eton, the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through a number of jobs before he started writing.

The Bond books are amongst the biggest-selling series of fictional books of all-time, having sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Fleming also wrote the children's story "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and two works of non-fiction. Whilst working in British Naval Intelligence during the Second World War, Fleming was the involved in the planning stages of Operation Mincemeat and Operation Goldeneye, the former of which was successfully carried out. Fleming was also involved in the planning and overseeing of two active service units, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force.

His experiences of the people he met during his wartime service provided much of the background and detail of the Bond novels and his career as a journalist added color and depth to the stories. In 2008, The Times ranked Fleming fourteenth on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

Publisher: New American Library
City: New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 183 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Stated first printing.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black decorated board covers, with author's name in white and title in red on spine. Front covers decorated with golden gun. Book shows very little external wear and is tightly bound, with yellow-ochre endpapers. Interior is clean and bright. Price-clipped dust jacket has "bullet" holes.
 
Lot 2288

$60

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 Easter, Thanksgiving, and other holidays, as well as travel destinations such as Niagara Falls, New York City, Pisa, and Hawaii, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, 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 2289

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Life of James McNeill Whistler" (1908) in two volumes and a monograph entitled "Fra Filippo Lippi: The Carmelite Painter" by Megan Holmes. 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 2290

$20

Details: This lot includes the pair of original Western Native American children's moccasins shown in the corresponding image(s). The moccasins are mounted in a wood-framed shadowbox, which measures approximately 11" by 8.75". The moccasins are brown suede, with a beaded pink and green star burst detail. Each moccasin measures approximately 5" long and 3" wide. 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.
 
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