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Lot 3040

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of early 19th-century English cancels shown in the corresponding image. 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 3041

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray traditional costume or dress. There are also a number of cards conveying greetings. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs, as well as other handsome design element, such as silk embroidered designs. There are approximately 130 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: These postcards are generally in good condition with light age/wear. The postcards are carefully stored in individual plastic sleeves.
 
Lot 3042

$175

Title: Nuts and Nutcrackers
Author: Charles James Lever
Publisher: Wm. S. Orr and Co.
City: London
Year: 1845
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/232 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: First Irish edition. printed by Bradbury and Evans for Wm. S. Orr and Co. London; William Curry Dublin.
Condition / Notes: Marvelously preserved volume in deluxe decorative binding. Antique volume is rebound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has raised bands, gilt lettering and decorative design. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Endpapers are marbled, pages have gilt edges. Pages are clean and unmarked. Ruled in black throughout. Illustrated by "Phiz" with full-page engravings and in-text drawings.
 
Lot 3043

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Tom Swift books shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: 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 3044

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Oz books shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: 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. Please note that "The Emerald of Oz" shows coloring of illustrations and staining to adjacent pages, including title page.
 
Lot 3045

$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 Dennis Lehane, Arturo Perez-Reverte, and Richard Stark, 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. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 3046

$55

Details: This shelf lot includes the large Russian and Soviet stamp collection shown in the corresponding image(s). Stamps are laid in album and in packets. This collection includes stamps of Imperial Russia (a number bear the likeness of the last Czar Nicholas II), as well as from the early years of the Soviet Union and from World War II. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 3047

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of Japanese revenue stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These stamps have been carefully preserved in plastic pockets of 6 unattached pages of a modern album.
 
Lot 3048

$80

Details: This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains issues of "Scientific American: A Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry and Manufactures." (Vol. XLIX, from December 22, 1883 to December 27, 1884, and a small number of isolated issues between 1869 and 1874 at end of volume).
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows considerable external wear, with nearly complete loss of spine cover. Hinges are cracked. Pages are clean and unmarked, with bright illustrations.
 
Lot 3049

$20

Details: This lot includes the antique Catskill preserve map with other ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Color map measures approximately 25.5" x 43". Among the titles in this collection are To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Map shows tears along folds, with loss of a small portion of midsection. Intact chemise with cloth-bound boards shows soiling.
 
Lot 3050

$475

Details: This lot includes the group of postage stamps shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a number of rare pieces constituting a unique Canadian stamp collection, that includes a rejoined block of five and sets in mint condition. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 3051

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a 1903 edition of "The New Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum and Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and through the Looking Glass" (1938) with illustrations by Milo Winter. 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 3052

$70

Title: The White City (As It Was)
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The White City Art Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Upaginated
Width: 19.25" Height: 14.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio bound in half leather and pebbled cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, concentrated at extremities. Volume is tightly bound, with floral endpapers. Pages are clean, unmarked and bright. Illustrated throughout with full-page plates.

This lot comes from the collection of Charles Rand Penney of Lockport, New York, considered one of the great American collectors of the Twentieth Century. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1923, Penney acquired his BA from Yale University in 1965, a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1951, and in 1995 he was honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the State University of New York for his life-long support for the arts. Dr. Penney received many other awards for his continuing contributions in this field.

Dr. Penney began collecting art by Western New Yorkers in the mid-30's, eventually collecting more than 100,000 objects that he kept and researched in his own home. Dr. Penney loaned his artwork extensively throughout Western New York and the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, he donated his collection of Western New York art to the Burchfield Art Center at Buffalo State College. As a result, the center was renamed the Burchfield-Penney Art Center to memorialize his generous and landmark donation.
 
Lot 3053

$45

Details: This lot includes the massive collection of first day covers shown in the corresponding image. This material contains postage stamps and/or pictorial designs commemorating historical events or figures. 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 3054

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of rare antique Roman State postage and cancels shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These letters have been carefully preserved in a plastic pocket and glassine envelopes.
 
Lot 3056

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on New York State history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a complete five-volume set of "History of New York State, 1523-1927" published by the Lewis Historical Publishing Co. (1927) and a 1971 reprint of the 1908 "Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 New York" (including intact fold-out map at front of volume). 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 3057

$40

Details: This lot includes the antique Middle Eastern prayer cap shown in the corresponding image(s). This item is ornately embroidered, with original decorative beading. This cap measures about 3" tall, with a 6" diameter. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This cap is generally in good condition, with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3058

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique greeting cards and postcards shown in the corresponding image. This material contains an image of the first roller coaster ever built, international historical sites and landmarks, and numerous holiday motifs. 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 3059

$80

Details: This postcard album contains antique and vintage decorative and photographic postcards. These cards show Victorian lithographs, holiday and greeting motifs, and attractive design elements. A number of these cards are devoted to sites in New York state and offer photographic local scenes in Richfield Springs, Utica, Downsville, West Winfield, Ilion, Herkimer, as well as images of Schuyler Lake. The following items are of particular note: a small autograph album with pictorial cover, an antique real photo postcard showing members of the Havertown baseball team and one showing members of a basketball team, as well as a number of antique trade cards. There are approximately 200 cards in this album.

Condition / Notes: The pages and cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3060

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in the collection are the "Columbian edition of "United States: A History" by John Clark Ridpath and "Shepp's Photographs of the World." Due to the high volume of books 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. 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.

This lot comes from the collection of Charles Rand Penney of Lockport, New York, considered one of the great American collectors of the Twentieth Century. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1923, Penney acquired his BA from Yale University in 1965, a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1951, and in 1995 he was honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the State University of New York for his life-long support for the arts. Dr. Penney received many other awards for his continuing contributions in this field.

Dr. Penney began collecting art by Western New Yorkers in the mid-30's, eventually collecting more than 100,000 objects that he kept and researched in his own home. Dr. Penney loaned his artwork extensively throughout Western New York and the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, he donated his collection of Western New York art to the Burchfield Art Center at Buffalo State College. As a result, the center was renamed the Burchfield-Penney Art Center to memorialize his generous and landmark donation.

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 3061

$55

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 Dick Francis, Elmore Leonard, and Anne Perry, 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. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 3062

$100

Title: The Book of the Fair: An Historical and Descriptive Presentation of the World's Science, Art and Industry, as Viewed through the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Designed To Set Forth the Display Made by the Congress of Nations, of Human Achievement in Material Form, so as the More Effectually To Illustrate the Progress of Mankind in All the Departments of Civilized Life
Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft - Hubert Howe Bancroft was an American historian and ethnologist who wrote and published works concerning the western United States, Texas, Mexico, Central America, British Columbia and Alaska.
Publisher: The Bancroft Company, Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Pagination: 1000 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 16.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique folio set is bound in three-quarter leather with gilt lettering and ornamentation to spines and front covers. Books show external wear, with rubbing, scuffing and slight loss of material at edges. Volumes are tightly bound. Gilt-edged pages are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 3063

$100

Details: This lot includes the chromolithograph tobacco ad with intact coupon shown in the corresponding image. Image depicts a hunting scene, with dog carrying quail in its mouth. This piece originated at the Advertising Department of the Wilson & McCalley Tobacco Co. in Middletown Ohio. Coupon serial number is 319465. This piece is on heavy card stock and measures approximately 8.25" x 11". 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: This ad is well preserved, with bright color illustration. Piece shows no tears, punctures or creasing.
 
Lot 3064

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

- The City of Palaces: A Magnificent Showing of the Wonders of the World's Fair. Fullest and Most Choice Collection of the Exquisite Scenes Afforded. Accompanied by Graphic Accounts Giving a Full History of Each. The Columbian Exposition Again Presented to the Eye and the Story of Its Marvels Related in Most Interesting Form by uncredited author - Dated 1895 by W. B. Conkey Company, PublishersSmall markings to rear board. Rear hinge is cracked. Pages occasionally have small, closed tears.
- The Dream City: A Portfolio of Photographic Views of the World's Columbian Exposition by uncredited author - Dated 1893 by N. D. Thompson Publishing Co.
- The Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs from the World's Fair including the Chief Palaces, Interiors, Statuary, Architectural and Scenic Groups, Characters, Typical Exhibits, and Marvels of the Midway Plaisance by uncredited author - Dated 1894 by The Werner Company
 
Lot 3065

$20

Title: A Sailor Boy's Experience
Author: Charles Stevens
Publisher: Charles Stevens
City: Napanee, Ontario, Canada
Year: 1892
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 107 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original dark green wrappers with yellow lettering to front cover. Books shows significant external wear, with loss of portions of spine cover and minor creasing to edges of covers. Pages show sporadic foxing. Illustrated with plates and in-text engravings.
 
Lot 3066

$350

Title: Invisible Man
Author: Ralph Ellison - Ralph Waldo Ellison was an American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ellison is best known for his novel "Invisible Man," which won the National Book Award in 1953. He also wrote "Shadow and Act" (1964), a collection of political, social and critical essays, and "Going to the Territory" (1986).
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1952
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 439 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This is a second printing of this novel.
Condition / Notes: Volume shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and unmarked.  Intact dust jacket shows small tear at foot of spine, as well as small tears along edges. Rear panel with picture of the author shows rubbing.
 
Lot 3067

$90

Details: This lot includes the signed photo of Eric Clapton shown in the corresponding image. This matted and framed picture is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, with an issue date of September 27, 1999.

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist and singer-songwriter. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.

In the mid 1960s, Clapton departed from the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In his one-year stay with Mayall, Clapton gained the nickname "Slowhand," and graffiti in London declared "Clapton is God." Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed Cream, a power trio with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop." For most of the 1970s, Clapton's output bore the influence of the mellow style of J.J. Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped reggae reach a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla," recorded by Derek and the Dominos, and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads," recorded by Cream. A recipient of seventeen Grammy Awards, in 2004 Clapton was awarded a CBE for services to music. In 1998, Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.

Condition / Notes: Photo and frame are in excellent condition. This work measures approximately 16" x 19".
 
Lot 3068

$110

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray romantic themes, some of which portray young women and men, couples embracing and/or kissing. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 225 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: These postcards are generally in good condition with light age/wear. The postcards are carefully stored in individual plastic sleeves.
 
Lot 3069

$40

Title: Belisaire
Author: Jean-Francois Marmontel - Jean-François Marmontel was a French historian and writer, a member of the Encyclopediste movement. After studying with the Jesuits at Mauriac, Cantal, he taught in their colleges at Clermont and Toulouse; and in 1745, acting on the advice of Voltaire, he set out for Paris to try for literary success. From 1748 to 1753 he wrote a succession of tragedies (Denys le Tyran (1748); "Aristomene" (1749); "Cleopâtre" (1750); "Heraclides" (1752); "Egyptus" (1753), which, though only moderately successful on the stage, secured Marmontel's introduction into literary and fashionable circles.

In 1758 he gained the patronage of Madame de Pompadour, who obtained for him a place as a civil servant, and the management of the official journal Le Mercure, in which he had already begun the famous series of "Contes moraux." The merit of these tales lies partly in the delicate finish of the style, but mainly in the graphic and charming pictures of French society under King Louis XV. The author was elected to the Académie française in 1763. In 1767 he published "Bélisaire," now remarkable in part because of a chapter on religious toleration which incurred the censure of the Sorbonne and the archbishop of Paris. Marmontel retorted in "Les Incas" (1777) by tracing the cruelties in Spanish America to the religious fanaticism of the invaders.

He was appointed historiographer of France (1771), secretary to the Academy (1783), and professor of history in the Lycée (1786). As a historiographer, Marmontel wrote a history of the regency (1788). Reduced to poverty by the French Revolution, Marmontel retired during the Reign of Terror to Evreux, and soon afterwards to a cottage at Abloville in the département of Eure. There he wrote "Memoires d'un pere" (4 vols., 1804), including a picturesque review of his life, a literary history of two important reigns, a great gallery of portraits extending from the venerable Jean Baptiste Massillon, whom more than half a century previously he had seen at Clermont, to Honoré Mirabeau. The book was nominally written for the instruction of his children. It contains an exquisite picture of his own childhood in the Limousin; its value for the literary historian is great.

Publisher: Merlin
City: Paris
Year: 1767
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/340 plus 5 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: "Belisaire" is a banned French novel on the life of the Byzantine general Belisarius (ca. AD 500 – AD 565). It popularized the apochryphal tale of his being reduced to beggary by Justinian I despite his great services to the empire, citing it as an example of the ingratitude of those in power towards their faithful servants and indicting the French king Louis XV by proxy as another such ungrateful monarch.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in full leather with gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Book shows external wear, with scuff marks to boards, tearing along top third of front edge of spine and loss of material at lower outside corners. Binding is sound. Previous owner's ornate bookplate can be seen on front pastedown, with annotations in ink and pencil immediately above it. Rear endpaper has staining to edges. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional light foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece and 3 plates after designs by Gravelot by Massard, Le Veau, Levasseur et Masquelier.
 
Lot 3070

$70

Details: This lot is part of a large collection of vintage and antique envelopes and other items bearing postage and/or cancels. The items are American as well as international and include postcards, envelopes, advertising, etc.
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 3071

$45

Details: This lot includes the large group of antique and vintage international phantom stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). These are preserved on album sheets Among the countries represented in this collection are Italy (including stamps issued by Mussolini's "Social Republic" toward the end of World War II), Austria, Bosnia, Canary Islands, Christmas Island, Costa Rica, Epirus. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This material is generally in good condition with some minor age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3072

$90

Details: This lot features bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The three compilations featured in this lot contain issues of "The Journal of Health" (Issue No. 1 from September 9, 1829 to No. 24 August 25, 1830), "The Columbian Magazine" (July to December 1846) and "Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature and Art" (Volumes XXVIII and XXIX, dating from January to December 1846). The last two contain engraved illustrations, with the latter offering colored fashion plates.

Condition / Notes: These antique volumes show external wear, with spine cover of Graham's Magazine compilation detaching from front gutter. Age-toned pages may show foxing. Engravings are vivid and bright.
 
Lot 3073

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's periodicals shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains titles such as St. Nicholas, Calling All Girls, Boys' Life , American Boy, The Youth's Companion, Santa Claus, Tip Top Weekly, and The Young Scientist. 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: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.
 
Lot 3074

$15

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 3075

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, during the War Which Established the Independence of the Country, and First President of the United States, Compiled under the Inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, from Original Papers Bequeathed to Him by His Deceased Relative by John Marshall - Dated 2011 by Weider History Group, Inc. Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - This is a facsimile reprint edition from the second edition of 1832 by The National Historical Society. This is volume II only of a two-volume set.  Volume is bound in half leather. Book is in excellent condition.

- Rip Van Winckle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories Published Originally as The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. by Washington Irving - Dated 2002 by The Easton Press - Leather-bound Collector's Edition with illustrations by George Ross.

- Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara - Dated 2000 by The Easton Press - Signed Edition - Leather-bound Collector's Edition signed by author and the illustrator Mort Kunstler. Certificate of authenticity signed by author, illustrator, witnesses and publisher is laid in. Also laid in are a card with note on this title and publisher's bookplate.
 
Lot 3076

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray children's stories, birth announcements (often featuring stork), nature scenes, travel themes, and humor. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements by such artists as Sheahans and Ellen Clapsdale. There are approximately 150 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: These postcards are generally in good condition with light age/wear. The postcards are carefully stored in individual plastic sleeves.
 
Lot 3077

$30

Details: This lot is part of a large collection of vintage and antique envelopes and other items bearing postage and/or cancels. The items are American as well as international and include postcards, envelopes, advertising, etc.
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 3078

$375

Title: To Seek a Newer World
Author: Robert F. Kennedy - Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, a Democratic senator from New York, and a noted civil rights activist. An icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Kennedy family, he was a younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and acted as one of his advisors during his presidency. From 1961 to 1964, he was the U.S. Attorney General.

Following his brother John's assassination on November 22, 1963, Kennedy continued to serve as Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson for nine months. In September 1964, Kennedy resigned to seek the U.S. Senate seat from New York, which he won in November. Within a few years, he publicly split with Johnson over the Vietnam War.

In March 1968, Kennedy began a campaign for the presidency and was a front-running candidate of the Democratic Party. In the California presidential primary on June 4, Kennedy defeated Eugene McCarthy, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Following a brief victory speech delivered just past midnight on June 5 at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Kennedy was shot by Sirhan Sirhan. Mortally wounded, he survived for nearly 26 hours, dying early in the morning of June 6.

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1967
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 233 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition signed and inscribed by Robert Kennedy. Inscription on half title page reads "For Mayor Joe McDowell / I hear your voice is (illegible word) / loud and clear for us. / Many thanks / Bob Kennedy."

Volume is bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Tightly-bound volume is well preserved. Interior is clean and unmarked. Intact dust jacket shows light edgewear and small closed tears at edges.
 
Lot 3079

$30

Title: Manuel de l'amateur de reliures amoriees francaises
Author: Eugene Olivier, Georges Hermal, R. de Roton
Publisher: Ch. Bosse
City: Paris
Year: 1925-1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 12 Complete: No
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: The most elaborate and comprehensive armorial and biographical dictionary of French armigerous book collectors down to the twentieth century. The work is an essential supplement to a French national biography. Plates ("planches") reproduce unidentified arms, though some of these are identified in the preface to the Index, some others reproduce the arms of cities etc., the vast majority the various versions of coats-of-arms used on the bindings of their owners, whose succinct biographies are given in every case. The title of the book, on the binding of which a particular version of the owner's arms is found, is given in full, together with its present or recent whereabouts. The work is arranged according to the fundamental heraldic configurations: bandes & barres (bends and bars), chevrons, croix (saltire), meubles (charges), and made accessible by an elaborate index volume

Condition / Notes:
This collection contains volumes 2-10, 12-14.Sheets are loose, as issued, in paper chemises and glassine wraps. Volume 4 lacks chemise.
 
Lot 3080

$80

Details: This shelf lot includes the group of 24 Roman states stampless covers shown in the corresponding image(s). These covers date from between 1800 and 1859. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These covers have been carefully preserved in plastic pockets within a modern album.
 
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