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Lot 1

$80
Title: A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Fields, Osgood, & Co. (Boston)
Printing Year: 1869

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce landmark edition of the Dickens classic. The work is illustrated with drawings by American illustrator Sol Eytinge (1833 - 1905). In 16 drawings, Eytinge greatly enlarged the visual and spiritual perception of the story in a detailed, less caricature-like style. Eytinge was the first to conceive of drawing Bob Cratchit carrying Tiny Tim on his shoulders through the streets, and this became a key motif for illustrators and readers ever since. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, gilt-edged pages. Engravings opposite pages 58, entitled "The Spirit of Christmas Present," and 68, entitled "Bob Cratchit at Home," are detached and laid in. Gift inscription to previous owner appears on a preliminary page. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 8.75" and contains 111 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 2

$350
Title: The Adventures of Mickey Mouse, Book I
Authors: Staff of Walt Disney Studios
Publisher: David McKay Company
Printing Year: 1931 First edition in pictorial dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards, this antique volume is first edition of book one of this Disney series, the first to show Mickey Mouse in this medium. The volume appears in its very rare illustrated dustjacket. This book also contains the first reference ever made to the character of Donald Duck. Boards and dustjacket bear same illustrations, with the front cover depicting Mickey Mouse with a banjo and Minnie dancing. The work is profusely illustrated with images of Mickey and Minnie throughout. Glassine-covered dustjacket bears the name of previous owner on front cover and flap. The volume shows light external age/wear. Front hinge is loose and free front endpaper is lacking. Textblock is clean with a bright illustration on every page but one. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 7.75" and contains 29 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 3

$50
Title: The Devil and the Deep Sea
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: The Pocket Magazine (Frederick A. Stokes Company, NY)
Printing Year: 1896 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a rare first U.S. publication of a story by the renowned British writer. This small-format literary magazine issue is for January of 1896 (Volume I, No. 3). Also included in this issue are "The Story of the Lime-Burner" by Gilbert Parker, "The Recruit" by Robert W. Chambers, "A Strange Case of Telepathy" by Louise Chandler Moulton, "The Bishop's Ghost, and The Printer's Baby" by Frank R. Stockton, "Saladin" by Francis Gribble, and "The Comb Didn't Calm Him" by Opie Read. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7" and contains 126 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4

$30
Title: Interpreter of Maladies: Stories
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1999 Signed first printing

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers, this volume is a scarce signed copy of this winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award. This collection of nine stories are about the lives of Indians and Indian Americans who are caught between the culture they have inherited and the "New World" they now find themselves in. The book is in fine condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Covers are in enclosed in glassine. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25" and contains 198 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this will be: $4.50

Lot 5

$80
Title: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Chapman & Hall (London)
Printing Year: 1870 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled boards and bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of the English novelist's final work. The book is illustrated with twelve illustrations by S. L. Fildes, and a frontispiece engraving of the author. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages with marbled edges. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.75" and contains 190 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 6

$50
Title: The Innocents Abroad, or the Pilgrims' Progress
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: American Publishing Company (Hartford, Connecticut)
Printing Year: 1869 First edition (second state)

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce edition of Twain's second book, a travelogue that chronicles his travels abroad with a group of religious pilgrims. The work contains a double frontispiece with tissue guard, 14 plates and a great number of in-text illustrations. Identification points: Page numbers are given in the "Contents" and last entry on p. XVIII reads "Thankless Devotion - A Newspaper Valedictory - Conclusion". This edition has the engraved portrait of Napoleon III on p. 129. Heading on p. 643 is "Chapter LXI." Third publisher's advertisement begins "Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant". The volume shows external age/wear, with fraying and rubbing to extremities and along rear gutter. Rear hinge is cracked. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9" and contains 651 pages plus 5 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 7

$30
Title: Collected Poems
Author: Laura Riding
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1938 First printing

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce printing of this poetry collection by American writer L. Riding (1901 - 1991), who would renounce poetry writing only a few years later. The book contains full-page illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.75" and contains 477 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8

$55
Title: The Teenie Weenies
Author: William Donahey
Publisher: Reilly and Britton (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1916 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards with cloth-backed spine, this antique oblong volume is a rare first book edition of the famous cartoon strip by noted U. S. cartoonist William Donahey (1883 - 1970), who created "Teenie Weenies" (characters measuring two inches in height) in 1914 in the Chicago Tribune. The comic strip ran for over 50 years. The little people were depicted along side "real world" size materials made from discarded objects like hats, jars, barrels, kegs, and boxes - all of which were gigantic to them. The book is illustrated with many color plates featuring the characters of the comic strip interacting with each other in such surroundings. The volume shows external age/wear, with soiling and staining to covers that do not obscure bright illustrations on front cover. Boards are intact but detached. A number of plates show soiling, staining and tears to margins. The initial page, introducing characters by profession or occupation, has two diagonal tears (4.5'/5") from the bottom edge and soiling to right-hand edge. The following 22 plates have minor tears with loss of material in only two instances: plate entitled "Teenie Weenies Go Skating" has loss along the left-hand margin and to both outside corners (text not affected; only marginal loss to picture); plate entitled "Teenie Weenies Have a Wrestling Match" has loss to bottom outside corner (affecting picture only marginally). The book measures approximately 16.5" x 11.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 9

$70
Title: The Lonesomest Doll
Author: Abbie Farwell Brown
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co.
Printing Year: 1928 First edition illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth, this antique volume is a rare work of children's literature. The work contains many in-text illustrations by the famous English book illustrator A. Rackham. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Intact illustrated dustjacket is in glassine cover. The back of the dustjacket advertises "Books for Boys and Girls". The book measures approximately 6.25" x 8.5" and contains 81 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 10

$950
Title: The Complete Works
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Easton Press (Norwalk, Connecticut)
Printing Year: 1993
Number of Volumes: Complete 39 volume set

Notes: Bound in red leather with raised bands and bright gilt embossing, this set is a scarce collection of Shakespeare's plays and poems. The work is illustrated with frontispieces and full-page illustrations by such artists as Arthur Rackham, Edy Legrand, W. A. Dwiggins. The volumes are in excellent condition, with the majority of volumes still in original shrink-wrapped plastic covers. The books are solidly bound with clean, bright gilt-edged pages. Each volume has a gold silk page marker. An Easton Press bookplate is laid in each volume. The books measure approximately 7.75" x 11.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $53.00

Lot 11

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of Western Fiction titles:

- A Daughter of the Sioux by Charles King - Dated 1903 by The Hobart Company
- The Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams - Dated 1903 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.
- 6,000 Miles of Fence: Life on the XIT Ranch of Texas by Cordia Sloan Duke - Dated 1961 by University of Texas Press - Signed in dustjacket. First book published by University of Texas Press.
- Tappan's Burro by Zane Grey - Dated 1923 by Harper & Brothers - Stated first edition. Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 12

$10
Title: In the Fair Land of Time
Publisher: Raphael Tuck and Sons (London)
Printing Year: c. 1893

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce gift-book collection of poetry "with intervening blank pages, for adding original composition, further selections, birthday and other anniversaries." The work contains chromolithographic illustrations on card leaves by Fred Hines, Paul de Longpre, and Bertha Maguire. The volume shows light external age/wear. Text block is almost completely detached from backstrip and binding (more or less disbound). Gilt-edged pages are clean, completely loose and detached but still present. The book measures approximately 9" x 12" and contains unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 13

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's titles with decorative gilt binding:

- The Crown of Success by A.L.O.E. - Dated 1884 by T. Nelson and Sons - Gilt-edged pages.
- The Crofton Boys by Harriet Martineau - Undated by George Routledge and Sons, Limited
- The Young Crusoe by Mrs. Hofland - Dated 1898 by T. Nelson and Sons
- To Herat and Cabul by G.A. Henty - Dated 1901 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- The Children's Book of English Ministers by Elizabeth Grierson - Dated 1909 by Adam and Charles Black

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 14

$60
This lot features the following group of antique juvenile magazine issues:

Title:
Secret Service: Old and Young King Brady, Detectives
Issue Dates: 1901-1906
Approximate Number of Issues:20

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.. A couple of issues have repair to spine. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 15

$14
Title: The War Chief
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: A. C. McClurg & Co. (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1927 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in orange cloth with bright embossing, this volume is a scarce first edition of the American author's fourth Western novel. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.75" and contains 383 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 16

$10
Title: The Complete Works of L. E. Landon
Publisher: Phillips, Sampson and Company (Boston)
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce two-volumes-in-one edition of the writing of English poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802 - 1838). Title page lists contents as follows: Romance and Reality; Francesca Carrara; Traits and Trials of Early Life; Ethel Churchill; The Book of Beauty; Impovisatrice; The Troubadour; Venetian Bracelet; Golden Violet; Vow of the Peacock; Easter Gift; &c., &c. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that have gilt edges. The book measures approximately 6.75" x 9.75" and contains 468/348 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 17

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage Poetry titles:

- The Gleam by The Rochester Poetry Society - Dated 1941 by Rochester Poetry Society - In dustjacket.
- Indian Legends of Early Days by Nettie Parish Martin - Dated 1905 by Mayhew Publishing Co. - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.
- Love Poems of Today and Yesterday by Ely Buell - Dated 1935 by Hammond Press - Signed in dustjacket in slipcase.
- The Captive and Other Poems by Walter de la Mare - Dated 1928 by Bowling Green Press - Signed copy.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 18

$18
This lot features the following group of antique home and garden magazine issues:

Titles:
Good Housekeeping Magazine, The New Country Life, House Beautiful, Garden Magazine, House and Garden
Issue Date Range: 1907 through 1931
Number of Issues: 9

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.. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 19

$22
This boxlot includes the group of Literature books shown in the corresponding image. 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 boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in these boxlots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 20

$55
Title: Narka, the Nihilist
Author: Kathleen O'Meara
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1887 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a rare literary work set in Czarist Russia. This novel, the best-known work by O'Meara (1839 - 1888), offers a critical view of Russian nihilism. It was praised by contemporaries for its accurate portrayal of village life and is notable for its relatively sympathetic examination of conditions that led the peasantry to a fascination with radical ideas. Also published in a London edition, though the American edition seems to have preceded the English by some months. The volume shows light external age/wear, with browning to spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.75" x 6.75" and contains 356 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 21

$70
Title: Jolly Companions
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: 1896

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth-backed spine with pictorial paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature with two double-page chromolithographic pop-ups. In addition, the work is illustrated with many in-text drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, with scuffing to edges. Front hinge is cracked, text block is otherwise solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 9.75". Book is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 22

$60
This lot features the following group of antique educational magazine issues:

Title:
The Instructor/ Normal Instructor and Primary Plans
Issue Dates: 1890s - 1930s
Approximate Number of Issues: 85

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.. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50

Lot 23

$6
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Literature titles in decorative gilt binding:

- The Building of the Ship by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Dated 1870 by Fields, Osgood, & Co. - Gilt-edged pages. Front board detaching from spine.
- The Young Ladies' Choice by Mrs. L.G. Abell - Dated 1859 by Higgins, Bradley & Dayton
- The Pearl Offering - Undated by L.L. Boardman & Co. - Gilt-edged pages with numerous illustrations. Spine tearing at bottom.
- Poetical Works of James Montgomery by Rufus W. Griswold - Dated 1860 by Crosby, Nichols, Lee & Company
- The Souvenir Gallery: An Illustrated Gift Book for All Seasons by Emily Percival - Dated 1852 by Phillips, Sampson, & Company - Gilt-edged pages. Spine missing at top, tearing at bottom.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 24

$18
Title: A Fine Lady upon a White Horse: Her Journeyings through the Realm of Fancy
Author: Enid Leigh Hunt
Publisher: Dodge Publishing Company
Printing Year: c.1930

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering and design of a small village, this antique volume is a scarce collection of children's stories. Contents include: Ride a Cock-Horse; Little Boy Blue; The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe; Little Miss Muffet; Dickory, Dickory, Dock; The House that Jack Built--Sing a Song of Sixpence; Little Jack Horner--Little Tommy Tucker--Baa Baa Black Sheep; Old Mother Hubbard; Jack Spratt--Mary, Mary--Jack and Jill--Tom! Tom!; Simple Simon--Goosey, Goosey Gander; Old Mother Goose--Hushaby Baby. The work is illustrated with seven color plates and black-and-white drawings by Gladys Peto. The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners and chipping to bottom of spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. First page is torn across 2.75" from the bottom. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 10" and contains 120 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 25

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's titles with decorative gilt binding:

- Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe by Charlotte M. Yonge - Dated 1930 by Albert Whitman & Co.
- How "A Dear Little Couple" Went Abroad by Mary D. Brine - Dated 1903 by Henry Altemus Company
- Charles Dickens' Children Stories by Charles Dickens - Dated 1900 by Henry Altemus Company - Front board detaching from spine.
- Our Soldier Boy by G. Manville Fenn - Dated 1900 by Henry Altemus Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 26

$6
Title: The Biography of Our Baby
Author: Edmund Vance Cooke
Publisher: Dodge Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1906

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce baby book with record pages to be filled out. There is no writing on pages. The work contains a full-page color frontispiece plus 18 other color illustrations, mostly of babies and small children, by Bessie Collins Pease, accompanied with verses by Edmund Vance Cooke. The volume shows external age/wear, with mild soiling to covers. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 10.25" and contains unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 27

$26
Title: The Friends of Jimmy
Author: Gertrude Alice Kay
Publisher: Wise-Parslow Company
Printing Year: 1926 First edition in rare dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with pictorial paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature with illustrations by the author. The work contains many in-text and full-page color drawings. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Mylar-covered dustjacket is intact and shows beautifully with only a few minor tears to edges. The book measures approximately 7" x 9.75" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 28

$325
This lot features the following group of antique juvenile magazine issues:

Title:
The Liberty Boys of "76": A Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American Revolution
Issue Dates: 1901-1912
Approximate Number of Issues: 100

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. Several issues have taping to spine. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50

Lot 29

$45
This large lot is part of a massive collection of thousands of vintage and collectible comic books that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional lots - buy more than one and save on shipping. This particular lot features approx. 60 Marvel, Gold Key, and Whitman issues from the Star Trek series. Due to the high volume of material 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 large lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These comics were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition. All covers are present and most or all issues are in plastic sleeves. Owner's name written on some covers. Some issues may show light age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 30

$22
Title: Wonders of the Circus: Men, Monkeys and Dogs
Publisher: McLoughlin Bros.
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paste-on boards, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated children's book. The work is illustrated with many bright chromo plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture markings to spine and bumped corners. The book has cracked hinges. Text block is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Minor moisture markings to the bottom inside corners that do not affect either text or illustrations. The book measures approximately 9.25" x 11" and contains 48 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 31

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Literature titles in decorative binding:

- The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore -No date provided by Gall & Inglis - Gilt-edged pages.
- The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare by Robert Inglis - No date provided by Gall & Inglis
- Riley Farm-Rhymes by James Whitcomb Riley - Dated 1905 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company - Slight water marks on covers.
- In the Forest of Arden by Hamilton Wright Mabie - Dated 1898 by Dodd Mead and Company
- Maud by Alfred Tennyson - Dated 1905 by Dodd Mead and Company - Front cover detaching from spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 32

$50
This lot is part of a massive collection of thousands of vintage and collectible comic books that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional lots - buy more than one and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following issues:

Title: Superman Action Comics
Author/Artist: NA
Number of Issues: 183
Issue Date Range: July 1978 through August 1991
Issue Numbers: 485 through 668

Notes: These comics were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition. All covers are present and most or all issues are in plastic sleeves. Some issues may show light age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50

Lot 33

$30
Title: First Poems
Author: Henry K. Herbert (H. H. Knibbs)
Publisher: Genesee Press (Rochester, NY)
Printing Year: 1908 Signed limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in boards with printed paper label on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poetry. This is copy number 55 of 300. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's name and markings appear on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7" and contains 64 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 34

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage Oz titles:

- The New Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - Dated 1903 by Bobbs-Merrill Company - "With pictures by W. W. Denslow"
- The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum - Dated 1915 by Reilly & Lee Co. (Chicago) - Dustjacket, Illustrated by John R. Neill ("Captain Salt in Oz" is the last title to appear on the listing on back flap)
- The Gnome King of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson - Dated 1927 by Reilly & Lee Co. - Illustrated by John R. Neill

This group of illustrated Oz titles does not have color plates. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 35

$22
This boxlot includes the group of Literature books shown in the corresponding image. 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 boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in these boxlots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $19.50
Lot 36

$8
This single issue lot is part of a massive collection of thousands of vintage and collectible comic books that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional lots - buy more than one and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following issue:

Title: Little Audrey
Issue Date: 1957
Issue Number: Volume 1, No. 1

Notes: This comic was very well cared-for and is in impressive, intact condition with only very light age/wear indications. The cover is present and the issue is housed in a plastic sleeve. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 37

$70
This large lot is part of a massive collection of thousands of vintage and collectible comic books that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional lots - buy more than one and save on shipping. This particular lot features approx. 75 DC issues from series such as: Jimmy Olsen, World's Finest, Superman, and Aquaman. Due to the high volume of material 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 large lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These comics were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition. All covers are present and most or all issues are in plastic sleeves. Owner's name is written on some covers. Some issues may show light age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
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