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Lot 3081

$45

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 Jeffrey Archer, T. Jefferson Parker, and Gregg Hurwitz, 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 3082

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of antique Indian postage and cancels shown in the corresponding image(s). These envelopes who arrival marks on front, goldmine for cancels. 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 3083

$20

Details: This lot includes the JFK first day cover with original signature of Forrest V. Sorrels shown in the corresponding image(s). Sorrels was responsible for JFK safety on the trip to Dallas. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved envelope is intact, with no tears, holes or creasing.
 
Lot 3084

$175

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray patriotic and/or military themes, some of which portray George Washington and/or the American flag. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 120 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 3085

$200

Title: Histoire des juifs, et des peuples voisins, depuis la decadence des Royaumes d'Israel & de Juda, jusqu'a la mort de Jesus-Christ. Par M. Prideaux, Doyen de Norwich. Traduite de l'Anglois. Nouvelle edition divisee en six Volumes, plus ample & plus correcte que les precedentes, avec des Cartes & Figures en taille douce.

Author: Humphrey Prideaux - Humphrey Prideaux, Doctor of Divinity and scholar, belonged to an ancient Cornish family, was born at Padstow, and educated at Westminster School and at Oxford.

He first attracted notice by his description of the Arundel marbles (1676), which gained for him powerful patrons, and he rose to be Dean of Norwich. Among his other works were an anti-Islamic Life of Mahomet (1697). It was really a polemical tract against the deists and now has no biographical value. "The Old and New Testament connected in the History of the Jews and Neighbouring Nations" (171517) was long an important work, of which many editions were brought out. It was among the earliest English works to use the term Vulgar Era, though Kepler used the term as early as 1635.

Like many high churchmen of his day, Prideaux was as much concerned with politics as with religion. In January 1674, for instance, Prideaux recorded in his letters a visit to his home of William Levett, a fellow Doctor of Divinity from Oxford, Principal of Magdalen Hall (and later Dean of Bristol). With Levett came Lord Cornbury, son of the Earl of Clarendon, Levett's principal patron. In other letters, Prideaux mentioned alliances with Levett in ongoing church political maneuverings. His sympathies inclined to Low Churchism in religion and to Whiggism in politics.

Publisher: Guillaume Cavelier, Pere
City: Paris
Year: 1742
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: No
Width: 4.25" Height: 7"
Book Details: Revised edition of this translation of "The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and Neighbouring Nations" (1715-1717), originally published in 1720.
Condition / Notes: Antique set bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Books show external wear, with rubbing and bumped outside corners that show minor loss of material. Volumes are solidly bound, with marbled endpapers and red edges. Interiors are clean, with sporadic light foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece plates and numerous well-preserved fold-out maps, plates, charts, and tables. Final volume contains chronology and table of contents.
 
Lot 3086

$70

Details: This lot includes the pair of framed JFK assassination street maps shown in the corresponding image(s). These large maps are in matching, professional archival frames. One is embellished with research work for a book and is signed by its author.

Map offers a minutely detailed account of the advance of the presidential limousine, as well as the positions of Oswald, witnesses and people who have become important figures in conspiracy theories, such as Abraham Zapruder, the Umbrella Man, etc.

Dealey Plaza is a Dallas city park, land donated by early Dallas philanthropist and business person, Sarah Horton Cockrell, completed in 1940 as a WPA project on the west edge of downtown Dallas where three streets converge (Main Street, Elm Street, and Commerce Street) to pass under a railroad bridge known locally as the triple underpass. The plaza is named for George Bannerman Dealey (18591946), an early publisher of the Dallas Morning News and civic leader, and the man who had campaigned for the area's revitalization. Many assume the monuments outlining the plaza are there to honor President Kennedy, but they actually honor previous prominent Dallas residents and predate President Kennedy's visit by many years. The actual Dallas monument to Kennedy, in the form of a cenotaph, is located one block away.

Dealey Plaza is bounded on the south, east, and north sides by 100+ foot tall buildings. One of those buildings is the former Texas School Book Depository building, from which, both the Warren Commission and the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded, Lee Harvey Oswald fired a rifle that killed President John F. Kennedy. There is also a grassy knoll on the northwest side of the plaza, from which, the House Select Committee on Assassinations determined, based on controversial and disputed acoustic analysis, there was a "high probability" that a second gunman also fired at President Kennedy, but missed. At the plaza's west perimeter is a triple underpass beneath a railroad bridge, under which the motorcade raced after the shots were fired.

The National Park Service designated Dealey Plaza a National Historic Landmark District in 1993, roughly encompassing the area between Pacific Avenue, Market and Jackson Streets and the former railroad tracks. Therefore, nothing of significance has been torn down or rebuilt in the immediate area.

Visitors to Dealey Plaza today will see street lights and street signs that were in use in 1963, though some have been moved to different locations and others removed entirely. Buildings immediately surrounding the plaza have not been changed since 1963, presenting a stark contrast to the ultra-modern Dallas skyline that rises behind it.  In late 2003, the city of Dallas approved construction project plans to restore Dealey Plaza to its exact appearance on November 22, 1963.

Condition / Notes: Both maps and frames are well preserved.
 
Lot 3087

$30

Details: This lot includes the large collection of first day covers shown in the corresponding image. This material contains postage stamps and/or pictorial designs commemorating historical events or figures. This lot contains a large number of Austrian covers. 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 3088

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of rare antique Roman State postage and cancels shown in the corresponding image(s). Two of these three pieces are dated and show the years 1803 and 1852 (the latter offering an official blue marking). The third piece, an 8 Bajocchi letter, conformed to the foreign mail rate in the early 1850s. The cover is relatively early, using a straight-line Cesena origin mark and a grid cancellation. The cover is backstamped with Laiback and Krainburg transit marks. 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 plastic pockets.
 
Lot 3089

$25

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 3090

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of original antique correspondence with many elaborate letterheads. 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 3091

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the editions in this collection are that by Raphael Tuck & Sons with "Come to Life" panorama and illustrations by A. L. Bowley and "Through the Looking Glass" by Henry Altemus Company 1897. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: It should be noted that these antique books have some condition issues, with detached covers and bindings separating from text block. The edition by Raphael Tuck & Sons shows child's coloring and foxing.
 
Lot 3092

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on Central New York history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Delaware County's "War Paper": Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Applications, Pension Laws and Relevant Contemporary Events in Delaware County" and a facsimile edition of the 1880 "History of Delaware County, N. Y. with Illustrations, Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Some Pioneers and Prominent Residents." 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 3093

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique pulp 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 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 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 3094

$550

Title: The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle - Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, historical novels and humors ('Exploits of Brigadier E.Gerard').
Publisher: George H. Doran Company
City: New York
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 320 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: The final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories (56 total) by Arthur Conan Doyle first published Strand Magazine October 1921 - April 1927. The first British edition and the first American edition of the collection were both published in June 1927. However, they had slightly different titles. The title of the British collection was "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes" (hyphenated "Case-Book"), whereas title of the American was "The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes" ("Case Book" as two words).

Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in brown cloth with stamped red lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and unmarked. Intact dust jacket with silhouette of the famous detective on front cover is intact. Spine cover lacks top 1.5" and shows minor loss of material at edges of front cover.
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Lot 3095

$120

Title: The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle - Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, historical novels and humours ('Exploits of Brigadier E.Gerard').
Publisher: McClure, Phillips & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1905
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 381 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: A collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories. The book was first published in 1905 by Georges Newnes, Ltd. and in a Colonial edition by Longmans. 30,000 copies were made of the initial print run. The US edition by McClure, Phillips & Co. added another 28,000 copies to the run.

This was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in "The Adventure of the Final Problem." Having published "The Hound of the Baskervilles" in 19011902 (although setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character.  The first story is set in 1894 and has Holmes returning in London and explain the period from 1891-94, a period called "The Great Hiatus" by Sherlockian enthusiasts.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped lettering and pictorial design to front cover showing silhouetted figure of the famous detective at a window. Book shows moderate external wear. Front hinge is cracked. Small price sticker is visible in upper outside corner of front endpaper. Title page and three following pages shows a diminishing water stain along fore edge. Remaining pages are clean and unmarked. Contains a frontispiece, plates and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 3096

$225

Title: Five Years on the Erie Canal: An Account of Some of the Most Striking Scenes and Incidents, during Five Years' Labor on the Erie Canal, and Other Inland Waters
Author: Dea. M. Eaton
Publisher: Bennett, Backus, & Hawlet
City: Utica
Year: 1845
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 156 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows external wear, with rippling from moisture to cloth of rear cover. Binding is sound. Marginal water markings at ends of volume and foxing throughout. Previous owner's signature appears on blank preliminary page.

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 3097

$50

Title: The Complete Far Side
Author: Gary Larson - Gary Larson is the creator of "The Far Side," a single-panel cartoon series that was syndicated internationally to newspapers for 15 years. The series ended with Larson's retirement on January 1, 1995. His 23 books of collected cartoons have combined sales of more than 45 million copies.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
City: Kansas City
Year: 2004
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 10" Height: 14"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce third printing of this set containing this cartoon series.

Volumes are bound in navy cloth spine over brown faux leather covered-boards with color pastedown to front covers. Facsimile of author's signature appears on cloth margin of front covers. Books are in excellent condition. Tightly bound, with pictorial endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Slipcase with pictorial sides is also in excellent condition.

This two-volume collection features every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated, more than four thousand in all, presented in chronological order by year of publication, including more than 1,100 that have never appeared in book form.
 
Lot 3098

$10

Title: La civilta del rinascimento in Italia: saggio di Jacopo Burckhardt
Author: Jacob Burckhardt - Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt was a historian of art and culture, and an influential figure in the historiography of each field. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural history, albeit in a form very different from how cultural history is conceived and studied in academia today. Siegfried Giedion described Burckhardt's achievement in the following terms: "The great discoverer of the age of the Renaissance, he first showed how a period should be treated in its entirety, with regard not only for its painting, sculpture and architecture, but for the social institutions of its daily life as well." Burckhardt's best known work is "The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy" (1860).
Translator: D. Valbusa
Publisher: G. C. Sansoni, Editore
City: Florence
Year: 1921
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: Italian translation of Burkhardt's seminal study "Die Cultur der Renaissance in Italien" (1860). Third edition revised and enlarged by Giuseppe Zippel.
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique set rebound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Books light external wear, with minute loss of material to rear edge of head of spine of second volume. Volumes are tightly bound, with endpapers decorated with floral design. Antique bookplate appears on front endpapers. Mildly age-toned pages with gilt top edges are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 3099

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Ha Jin, Mark Coggins, and Ian Rankin, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. A few volumes show light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 3100

$450

Details: This lot includes the large color antique wall map shown in the corresponding image(s). This color map is titled "Monk's New American Map Exhibiting the larger portion of North America Embracing the United States and Territories, Mexico and Central America Including the West India Islands, Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia". This map is dated 1856, and was drawn, engraved, and printed by A. Hoen & Co, and published by Jacob Monk in Baltimore. This map measures approximately 65" by 60", and has wooden dowels attached to the top and bottom. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This map shows age/wear indications such as some cracking and moisture indications.
 
Lot 3101

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of works on paper shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains drawings, paintings, etchings, watercolors, etc. Many of these works are signed, all are original, with most dating from the period between 1900-2000. There are approximately 80 pieces. 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 items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3102

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the JFK first day cover with original signature of Rabbi David Graubart shown in the corresponding image(s). Graubart was apparently the rabbi of Jack Ruby's family. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved envelope is intact, with no tears, holes or creasing.
 
Lot 3103

$10

Title: Annual Report of the Auditor of the Canal Department on the Tolls, Trade and Tonnage of the Canals of the State of New York, for 1868
Author: James A. Bell
Publisher: Unknown
City: Albany
Year: 1869
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 278 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare 19th-century government report. Antique volume bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows soiling to binding, including large white moisture stain to front cover. Binding is tight. Pages containing statistical tables are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 3104

$120

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray holiday themes, which portray St. Patrick's Day or Valentine's Day. Other cards commemorate Rally Day or a leap year. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 140 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 3105

$110

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

Publisher: The Easton Press
City: Norwalk, Connecticut
Year: 1991
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: No
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This is the "Collector's Edition" of this work.
Condition / Notes: Handsome deluxe set is bound in dark gray leather with raised bands and gilt lettering and decorative designs. Volumes are in excellent condition. Endpapers show satin finish. Book is printed on archival paper. Pages have gilt edges. Profusely illustrated with maps and photographs. Each volume has a satin ribbon marker.
 
Lot 3106

$175

Details: This lot features an original, chromo-lithograph children's toy premium from a medical supply company promoting "Dr. Harter's Iron Tonic" and "Dr. Harter's Little Liver Pills." Buyers of these products would be pleased to know that the tonic was "the only true iron tonic" and was effective not only at "purifying the blood" but also "giving strength and appetite" while the liver pills "do not gripe or sicken." This premium item is a stage entitled "Dr. Harter's Fairy Theatre" including various folding panels made of heavy card stock that attach through various tabs and slots. The back side of the stage is printed with Dr. Harter's advertising content and the complete story of Cinderella in four acts. Along with the stage are characters from the story "Cinderella," a carriage, elaborate gowns which can be interchanged between the characters, a pumpkin and two that show small animals. These pieces are also on heavy stock, of a lighter weight than the stage itself and are printed with Dr. Harter's advertising on the back sides. The original large mailing envelope is included, with dense promotional printing on one side and a hand-written address with part of a postal cancel on the other. This lot also includes a handful of other color plates and chromo lithograph pieces unrelated to the Dr. Harter's set, including jungle animals and other items.

Condition / Notes: These items show beautifully with light age/wear. The stage pieces are intact with the exception of one tab which has detached. The envelope shows signs of age and wear including some tears.
 
Lot 3107

$110

Title: Campaigns of the Civil War
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Castle Books
City: Edison, New Jersey
Year: 2002
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 13 Complete: No
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: Facsimile of the 1881 edition published by Charles Scribner's Sons and written by the key military, political and historical figures of the day, this important series contains more than 110 maps, numerous appendices and charts, and is fully indexed. A reprint by the National Historical Society, a division of the Weider History Group
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt and silver lettering to spines and front covers. Stamped color decorative design showing crossed rifles over the flags of the United States and the Confederacy appear on front covers. Books are in excellent condition. Contains full-page and in-text maps.
 
Lot 3108

$100

Title: Verhandeling over de schilderkunst van Leonardo Da Vinci. Benevens het leven van den schrijver

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination." He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and "his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote". Marco Rosci points out, however, that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time.

Translator: Joannes Vos
Publisher: S. de Grebber
City: Amsterdam
Year: 1827
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: LV/248 pages plus 13 plates
Width: 5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This is a Dutch translation of "Traite de la peinture" published in 1716.

"A Treatise on Painting" is a collection of Leonardo da Vinci's writings entered in his notebooks under the general heading "On Painting". The manuscripts were gathered together by Francesco Melzi sometime before 1542 and first printed in French and Italian as "Trattato della pittura" by Raffaelo du Fresne in 1651. The main aim of the treatise was to argue that painting was a science. Da Vinci's keen observation of expression and character is evidenced in his comparison of laughing and weeping, about which he notes that the only difference between the two emotions in terms of the "motion of the [facial] features" is "the ruffling of the brows, which is added in weeping, but more elevated and extended in laughing."

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine label and elaborate decorative designs to covers. Front board is detached. Rear hinge is cracked. Book has marbled endpapers and edges. Red oval wax stamp with pictorial design encircled by green wax (?) can be seen on front reverse side of front board. Previous owner's name appears at bottom margin of title page. Pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Da Vinci and 13 fold-out plates.
 
Lot 3109

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage automotive and travel-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material contains original automobile ads, Greyhound timetables, souvenir booklets, steamship magazines and brochures. 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 3110

$90

Title: The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself: Edited and Translated by John Addington Symonds with a Biographical Sketch of Cellini by the Same Hand Together with an Introduction to This Edition upon Benvenuto Cellini, Artist and Writer, by Royal Cortissoz, with Reproductions of Forty Original Portraits and Views Illustrating the Life
Author: Benvenuto Cellini
Editor: John Addington Symonds
Publisher: Brentano's
City: New York
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique set bound in deluxe decorative red cloth with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornamentation to spine. Elegant gilt designs and ruling appear on covers. Volumes are in excellent condition. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates.
 
Lot 3111

$60

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 "History and Stories of Margaretville and Surrounding Area" and "The Story of Walton, 1785 to 1975." 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 3112

$55
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 1894 by W. H. Conkey Company, Publishers - Decoratively bound volume shows external wear concentrated at edges.

- Picturesque World's Fair: An Elaborate Collection of Colored Views by uncredited author - Dated 1894 by W. B. Conkey Company - Hinges are cracked. Frontispiece has detached.
 
Lot 3113

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray foreign themes and/or settings, including a number relating to Europe, and Holland in particular. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. 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 3114

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books of antique children's literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Lone Ranger and the Texas Renegades" and "Dapple, the Wooden Donkey." There is also an edition of "Little Goody Two-Shoes and Other Stories" with a bright chromolithographic frontispiece. 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 3115

$150

Title: Beers Atlas of Otsego County N, Y. 1868
Author: uncredited author
Editor: A. D. Ellis, F. W. Beers, G. G. Soule
Publisher: James McGuiran
City: New York
Year: 1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 37 maps and 3 pages of engravings
Width: 14" Height: 16.75"
Book Details: Otsego County is a county located in central New York. The 2010 population was 62,259. The county seat is Cooperstown. The name Otsego is from a Mohawk word meaning "place of the rock."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume shows significant external wear, with loss of spine cover and soiling to boards. Book lacks title page and initial pages. Text block begins at page 4. Numeration through 43 is complete. Heavy pencil markings and annotations appear on front pastedown. Plates with hand-colored maps show sporadic foxing and very occasional pencil markings (with scribbling in pencil present on 3 maps and 3 more showing markings/annotations in pencil at margins). Plate with map of the town of Butternuts shows two-inch tear from bottom edge (barely affecting map itself). Pages with woodcut views show small tears to edges and some pencil markings on detached final page.
 
Lot 3116

$100

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 Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, birthday greetings, and travel. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 200 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 3117

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of "Better Homes & Gardens" magazines from the 1920s and 1930s shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines have beautiful color front and rear covers. There are fourteen individual magazines in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines show some age/wear such as some creasing and edge wear.
 
Lot 3118

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of works on paper shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains drawings, paintings, etchings, watercolors, etc. Many of these works are signed, all are original, with most dating from the period between 1900-2000. There are approximately 40 pieces in this group. 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 items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3119

$2,400

Title: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
Author: Henry Fielding - Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humor and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel "Tom Jones," a comic novel first published on 28 February 1749 and one of the earliest English prose works describable as a novel. The novel, totaling 346,747 words, is divided into 18 smaller books, each preceded by a discursive chapter, often on topics totally unrelated to the book itself.

Aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners, using his authority as a magistrate.

Publisher: A. Millar
City: London
Year: 1749
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: No
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique set bound in rebacked full leather binding with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornamentation. Books show light external wear, with cracking beginning to show along front gutter of first volume. Antique bookplates appear on front pastedowns of all six volumes. Lightly age-toned pages with show sporadic light foxing.
 
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