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Lot 5001

$130
Title: The Plums of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1911

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique folio volume is a scarce work on plums that constitutes Volume 3, Part II of the 18th Annual Report of State of New York's Department of Agriculture. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of William Robert Prince and over 100 color lithograph plates of varieties of plums. This volume is inscribed on the front free endpaper in ink by Minor McDaniel, a New York Assemblyman from Tompkins County in 1911-1912. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages and bright illustrations. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/4" and contains 616 pages. This is one of several lots of the Fruits of New York series by U. P. Hedrick in this catalog.
 
Lot 5002

$550
Title: The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California
Author: Lewis Baltz
Publisher: Leo Castelli
Printing Year: 1974 First Edition, First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth-covered boards, with the title printed in black on the front board and spine, and complete with photographically illustrated dust jacket, this vintage volume is a scarce first printing of the first edition of this influential work of landscape photography and key monograph of the New Topographics movement. The volume features photographs by Lewis Baltz and was designed by Thomas F. Barrow. The volume features 51 black and white plates printed on heavy coated paper by Rapoport Printing Corporation, New York. This first edition was limited to 960 unnumbered copies. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket displays some age toning. The book measures approximately 10 7/8" x 11 1/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 5003

$250
This lot includes the group of World War II-related militaria and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a collection of military campaign ribbons, decorations and insignia from the United States Armed Forces, as well as items from other countries. N. S. Meyer is among the makers of the material included in this lot. This lot also includes the booklet How to Recognize Decorations, Service Medals and Insignia of the U. S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. 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. 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 5004

$60
Title: Hand Book of Practical Landscape Gardening, Designed for City and Suburban Residences and Country School-Houses
Author: F. R. Elliott
Publisher: D. M. Dewey
Printing Year: 1877 First Edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in rust-colored cloth with bright gilt and black embossing, this antique volume is a rare first edition work on gardening, featuring designs for lots and grounds "from a lot 30 x 100 to a 40 acre plot," with in-text plans drawn to scale. The work has a gorgeous color plate frontispiece and many black and white illustrations within the text throughout the volume, as well as a collection of full-page plates of trees at the rear of the volume. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and spine, and the boards cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound with age-toned pages. There is a small stain along the bottom edge of the last half of the pages, and occasional moisture indications on the pages throughout. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4" and contains 96 pages.
 
Lot 5005

$90
Title: Lost in the Arctic
Author: Ejnar Miikkelsen
Publisher: William Heinemann (London)
Printing Year: 1913 First English Edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in forest green cloth with gorgeous silver embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of the "Alabama" Expedition of 1909-1912. The work is illustrated with many black and white photographs. The color fold-out map is attached at the rear of the volume.

Ejnar Mikkelsen (December 23, 1880 Vester-Brřnderslev - May 1, 1971 Copenhagen), was a Danish polar explorer and author, born in Jutland. He served in the Georg Carl Amdrup expedition to Christian IX Land, East Greenland (1900), and in the Baldwin-Ziegler expedition to Franz Joseph Land (1900–02).

With Ernest de Koven Leffingwell he organized the Anglo-American polar expedition which wintered off Flaxman Island, Alaska, in 1906-07. They lost their ship, but in a sledge journey over the ice they located the continental shelf of the Arctic Ocean, 65 miles (105 km) offshore, where in 2 miles (3 km) the sea increased from 50 meters (164 ft) to more than 690 meters (2264 ft) in depth. Organizing an expedition to map out the northeast coast of Greenland, to recover the bodies of Mylius-Erichsen and Lieutenant Höeg-Hagen and their records, Mikkelsen wintered 1909-10 at Shannon Island, East Greenland. His wooden ship, the Alabama, was trapped in the ice of Shannon and, while he was exploring, the rest of the party returned home on a whaler. Remaining with his engineer, Iversen, Mikkelsen succeeded by a series of hazardous sledge journeys in recovering the lost records and in disproving the existence of Peary Channel, The two explorers returned to Shannon island to find the crew gone, but they had salvaged timbers and planking and erected a small cottage. Mikkelsen and Iversen then spent two winters at the cottage before they were rescued, in the direst of extremities, by a Norwegian whaler in the summer of 1912. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows very light external age/wear, with minor rubbing to the extremities. The text block is well bound with age-toned pages, and occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 395 pages.
 
Lot 5006

$120
This lot includes the group of World War II ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes the jacket, campaign hat, cap, Army NCO visor hat ("Crusher Cap"), bandoleer, shoulder holster and wooden shipping box from Arthur Sherwood, a member of the United States Army during the second World War. Sherwood was a member of the 1st Infantry Division's 1st Engineer Combat Battalion. The jacket is a 38R, and features original insignia, including the patch of the 1st Infantry Division. The bandoleer features the text "P. B. & CO. / BANDOLEER / RIGHT / 4188 / -6- 1918 / ORD. / 5." The holster features the stamped letters "U S." Along with the jacket, hat and cap, this lot includes a wooden box used by Sherwood to send his uniform home to his wife. This lot also features two photographs of Sherwood. This catalog features more items relating to Sherwood, including a collection of correspondence exchanged between himself and his wife during the war (lot number 5,137). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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 5007

$200
Title: A Report of The Trial of Commodore David Porter
Author: Robert Beale
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: 1825

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a rare antique volume on the trial of Commodore David Porter of the United States Navy, before a general Court Martial in 1825.

David Porter (February 1, 1780 – March 3, 1843) was an officer in the United States Navy in a rank of commodore and later the commander-in-chief of the Mexican Navy. From 1815 to 1822, he was a member of the Board of Navy Commissioners but gave up this post to command the expedition for suppressing piracy in the West Indies 1823–25. While in the West Indies suppressing piracy, Porter invaded the town of Fajardo, Puerto Rico (a Spanish colony) to avenge the jailing of an officer from his fleet. The American government did not sanction Porter's act, and he was court-martialed upon his return to the U.S. Porter resigned and in 1826 entered the Mexican Navy as its commander-in-chief 1826–29. He left the Mexican service in 1829 and was appointed United States Minister to the Barbary States. He died on March 3, 1843 while serving as United States Ambassador to Turkey. He was buried in the cemetery of the Philadelphia Naval Asylum, and then in 1845 reburied in the Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume was professionally rebound in antique spine, boards and endpapers. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and the boards cracked along the internal hinges. The bookplate of previous owner Charles Thorburn is adhered to the inside of the front board. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned, foxed pages, with gorgeous marbled edges. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 244 pages, with a 68 page appendix.
 
Lot 5008

$325
Title: Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1957, Stated First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in teal cloth with black spine label and gilt lettering and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a scarce first edition, first printing of the classic work expressing Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. This volume meets the identification points for a first edition, first printing, including "first printing" stated on the copyright page, which is dated 1957; "10/57" is on the front flap of the jacket; and the publisher's name and address appear at the bottom of the rear flap of the jacket.

Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum; February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982), was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand migrated to the United States in 1926. She worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood and had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. She first achieved fame with her 1943 novel The Fountainhead. Over a decade later, she published her magnum opus, the philosophical novel Atlas Shrugged, in 1957.

Rand's political views, reflected in both her fiction and her theoretical work, emphasize individual rights (including property rights) and laissez-faire capitalism, enforced by a constitutionally limited government. She was a fierce opponent of all forms of collectivism and statism, including fascism, communism, socialism, and the welfare state, and promoted ethical egoism while rejecting the ethic of altruism. She considered reason to be the only means of acquiring knowledge and its advocacy the most important aspect of her philosophy, stating, "I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism; and I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows." (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities. The dust jacket has been rebacked, with pieces at the top and bottom of the spine and top of the front and rear wrappers lacking, and some additional creasing and tearing to the spine and edges. The pages are clean and well bound. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 1,168 pages.
 
Lot 5009

$50
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 the following issues:

Title: The Lady's Book
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: January 1832 through June 1832

Notes: This compilation of Godey's Lady's Book includes at least two color engraved fashion plates, featuring ladies' fashions from 1832, as well as many in-text black and white engravings.

Godey's Lady's Book, alternatively known as Godey's Magazine and Lady's Book, was a United States magazine which was published in Philadelphia and popular among women during the 19th century. In the 1860s Godey's considered itself the "queen of monthlies." The magazine was published by Louis A. Godey from Philadelphia for 48 years (1830–1878). Godey intended to take advantage of the popularity of gift books, many of which were marketed specifically to women. Each issue contained poetry, articles, and engravings created by prominent writers and other artists of the time. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume is bound in marbled boards, with three-quarter leather and gilt embossing. The volume shows age/wear indications, with the boards separating from the spine, rubbing along the board and spine edges, and small portions of the top and bottom of the spine cover lacking. The text block is well bound, with age-toned and foxed pages.
 
Lot 5010

$40
Title: Art Treasures of Holland: The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis
Editor: H. R. Hoetink
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Printing Year: 1985

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, and complete with dust jacket, this volume is a scarce, complete catalog of the collection at the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. The work features more than 1,000 illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. A previous owner's name is inscribed on the front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 10" x 13" and contains 511 pages.
 
Lot 5013

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's books in wrappers:

- Aladdin, Or the Wonderful Lamp by uncredited author - Dated 1884 by McLoughlin Bros. - In pictorial red paper wrappers, this thin volume is part of "Aunt Kate's Series" and contains color illustrations throughout. The pages show foxing and age toning. There is a two inch tear along the spine.
- The Troubles and Trials of Wandering Bunny by uncredited author- Dated 1869 by McLoughlin Bros. - In pictorial yellow paper wrappers, this small volume is part of "Dame Dingle's Series" and contains color illustrations throughout. The work is printed on one side of the paper only. The volume shows light wear, with the wrappers beginning to separate along the spine.
- Farmyard Favorites by uncredited author - Dated 1908 by McLoughlin Bros. - This book is a small cloth volume bound in blue pictorial wrappers. The book shows some age, with light rubbing and wear along the spine and wrapper edges. The illustrated pages also show some wear and rubbing, and there is some pencil writing on the front wrapper.
- Mother Goose's Quarto, of Nursery Rhymes by uncredited author - Dated c1900 by McLoughlin Bros. - This small book is bound in yellow and red pictorial wrappers, with illustrations throughout. The volume shows some light wear, with the wrappers beginning to separate along the spine. The pages are age-toned and foxed.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5014

$80
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: H. Austin
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Year: 1909
Dimensions: Unframed measures 24" by 14"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an oil on canvas of British battleship H.M.S. Revenge, signed and dated H. Austin 1909 in the lower left corner. The H.M.S. Revenge was a steel armored battleship of the British Royal Navy, built in 1891. The ship participated in WWI and was dismantled in 1919. The painting shows well, with even craquelure and barely visible stretcher creases. The edges show some rubbing.
 
Lot 5016

$650
Title: Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler
Author: Werner Sumowski
Publisher: PVA
Printing Year: 1983
Number of Volumes: Complete 6-volume set

Notes: Bound in gray cloth-covered boards with orange lettering to the front board and spine, and complete with dust jackets and thick paper slipcases, this set is a scarce work dedicated to the paintings of Rembrandt. Totaling nearly 3,500 pages, the work contains almost 2,500 illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 9 3/4" x 12 1/2".
 
Lot 5017

$90
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage letters shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an album of family letters relating to W. J. P. Kingsley; letters from the Ennis Family from 1911 to 1943 discussing, among other topics, a relative serving in the War of 1812; a letter from 1919 referencing the influenza epidemic; correspondence of Maude Sickler, a treasurer of the Daughters of American Revolution; and many more pieces of handwritten correspondence. 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. 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 5019

$45
This lot includes the group of commercial airline memorabilia and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes toy airplanes from United Airlines and Pan Am; an airline-sized liquor bottle from American Airlines; signs from Newark Airport's Piedmont Airline, including the "P" and the "I" from the Piedmont sign behind the counter, taken down when the airline closed operations nationally; four decks of commercial airline playing cards from the 1970s and 1980s; and much more. 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. 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 5021

$80
This shelf lot includes the group of science and nature books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5022

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of military history titles signed by the author Eric Hammel:

- Ace! A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot in World War II by Colonel R. Bruce Porter with Eric Hammel - Dated 1985 Stated First Edition by Pacifica Press - Hand-inscribed and signed by Hammel and Porter on an adhered label on the front free endpaper. In original dust jacket with light wear.
- 76 Hours, The Invasion of Tarawa by Eric Hammel and John E. Lane - Dated 1985 Stated First Edition by Pacifica Press - Hand-inscribed and signed by Hammel and Lane on an adhered label on the front free endpaper. In original dust jacket with very light wear.
- Chosin, Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War by Eric M. Hammel - Dated 1981 by The Vanguard Press - First edition, with full number line on copyright page. Hand-inscribed and signed by Hammel on the half-title page. In original dust jacket with very light wear.
- Guadalcanal, Starvation Island by Eric Hammel - Dated 1987 Stated First Edition by Crown Publishers, Inc. - Hand-inscribed and signed by Hammel on the half-title page. In original dust jacket with very light wear.
- Guadalcanal, The Carrier Battles by Eric Hammel - Dated 1987 Stated First Edition by Crown Publishers, Inc. - Hand-inscribed and signed by Hammel on the half-title page. In original dust jacket with very light wear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5023

$35
This lot includes the group of 10 volumes of Let George Do It!, author-signed by George Forman, shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in like new condition and are ready for resale, each with the author's signature. This lot contains at least some first editions. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5024

$120
This lot includes the group of original, Nazi German army photographs from World War II shown in the corresponding image. These photographs capture German soldiers with motorcycles and tanks, reviewing model tanks, and in several other settings. Several of these photographs portray actual combat, with one showing a man about to throw a grenade, and several showing the destructive results of combat. Several photographs have German writing and typing on the back side. There are 17 photographs included in this lot, ranging in size from 12" x 5" to 9 1/2" x 7", and one drawing of soldiers.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some of the photographs show wear, with rubbing and some creasing. The collection has been carefully stored for over thirty years. These photographs are stored in plastic sleeves within a three-ring binder.
 
Lot 5025

$120
Title: "American Postal Markings" From Colonial Times to the 1850's: The Unexhibited Exhibit of Royden H. Lounsbery
Author: Royden H. Lounsbery
Publisher: Millicent A. Lounsbery
Printing Year: c.1983

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the front board, this volume is a scarce work on this history of American postal markings. The work is profusely illustrated with many examples of postal markings. The volume, in like-new condition, shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11" and contains 144 pages.
 
Lot 5026

$0
This lot includes the group of 15 volumes of The Good German, author-signed by Joseph Kanon, shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in like new condition and are ready for resale, each with the author's signature. This lot contains at least some first editions, and includes some remainder volumes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5027

$140
Title: Les Marques De Collections De Dessins & D'Estampes
Author: Frits Lugt
Publisher: Vereenigde Drukkerijen (Amsterdam)
Printing Year: 1921

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with gilt embossed title, this antique volume is a standard French text, identifying collector's marks used by museum and private collectors. The entries are alphabetical and in a double column format. Many entries include a biographical sketch of the owner and a description of the collection. The work contains many black and white illustrations within the text. This volume contains the signature and bookplate of the previous owner, Paul J. Sachs (1879-1965).

Paul Joseph Sachs was born in New York, New York in 1879 to Samuel Sachs and Louisa Goldman Sachs. Upon graduation from Harvard University in 1900, Sachs joined the family investment banking firm Goldman Sachs, becoming a partner in 1904, and retiring in 1914. In 1915 Edward W. Forbes, Director of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University appointed him Assistant Director. He became Associate Director in 1923, retaining this title until his retirement in 1948. Concurrent to this appointment, Sachs also taught classes; first at Wellesley College (Lecturer, 1916) and later at Harvard (Assistant Professor of Art, 1917; full Professorship, 1927, Chairman of the Dept. of Fine Arts, 1933). Sachs is credited with training a generation of art and museum professionals. Among his protégés were A. Everett (Chick) Austin, Kirk Askew, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Lincoln Kirstein, Agnes Mongan and Agnes Rindge.

Sachs, one of the founding members of The Museum of Modern Art, served as Trustee from October 3, 1929 through November 10, 1938. Sachs was an avid collector of drawings and prints and gave the first drawing to enter the Museum's collection, Portrait of Anne Peter by George Grosz. Professor Sachs received honorary degrees from Yale University, Princeton University, University of Pittsburgh and Colby College. He was named an officer of France's Legion of Honor. In addition to serving as Trustee for MoMA and Boston's Museum of Fine Art, he was on the boards of Wellesley, Radcliffe, and Smith Colleges. He was President of the American Association of Museums and American Federation of Art, a member of the Century Association, Phi Beta Kappa, American Philosophical Society, and the Grolier Club. (biography courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art)

This is one of several volumes in this auction catalog previously belonging to Mr. Sachs. The volume shows external age/wear, with the spine cover lacking, and rubbing along the extremities of the boards. Page 25 has a tear approximately half way down the outside edge. The book measures approximately 8" x 11 1/2" and contains 594 pages.
 
Lot 5028

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on prisoner of war camps:

- The Bright Side of Prison Life, Experiences in Prison and Out, of an Involuntary Sojourner in Rebeldom by Captain S. A. Swiggett - Dated 1897 by Fleet, McGinley & Co. - First edition, shows well with bright gilt lettering on maroon cloth. Some rubbing to the extremities. Tightly bound, with age-toned pages.
- Over the Dead Line, or Tracked by Blood-Hounds by S. M. Dufur - Dated 1902 by Privately Published - Author-signed and inscribed in pen on the front free endpaper, "To my good friend and fellow world wanderer, Earl Wingate, S.M. Dufur, August 18, 1910." This volume shows age/wear, with the boards detached from the text block, remaining attached externally to the spine. External moisture indications and rubbing to the maroon cloth. Sunning and staining to the spine. Internal moisture indications on pages throughout. Text block is bound, with some play to the binding.
- The Prisoners of War Information Bureau in London by Ronald F. Roxburgh - Dated 1915 by Longmans, Green and Co. - Some external moisture indications on boards and staining on the front and rear endpapers.
- The Secret Service, the Field, the Dungeon, and the Escape by Albert D. Richardson - Dated 1865 by American Publishing Company - Bound in leather boards, with raised spine bands and black spine label. This volume shows some age/wear, with moisture indications, rubbing to the boards and spine, and torn leather. The boards are separating along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound, with lightly age-toned pages.
- The Elmira Prison Camp, A History of the Military Prison at Elmira, NY by Clay W. Holmes - Dated 1912 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - This antique work has been recased in modern, blue cloth boards with black spine label and gilt embossing, and some internal restoration, including tape on several pages. The pages are age-toned, with some moisture indications.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5029

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique Arctic exploration titles:

- A Summer In Alaska by Frederick Schwatka - Dated 1893 by J. W. Henry - Bound in navy cloth with decorative gilt lettering on the front cover and gilt lettering on the spine. Boards are cracked along internal hinges. Binding is shaken, with age-toned pages.
- The North Pole by Robert E. Peary - Dated 1910 by Frederick A. Stokes Company - Bound in navy blue cloth with pictorial wilt and blue pictorial front design, and gilt lettering. Boards cracked along the internal hinges. Binding is shaken, with lightly age-toned pages. Pencil inscription on front free endpaper.
- Three Years of Arctic Service, An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 by Adolphus W. Greely - Dated 1886 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Two-volume set with pictorial front designs and silver lettering. Boards are cracked along the internal hinges. Bindings are slightly shaken, with age-toned pages. Spine and board edges show rubbing.
- Tent Life in Siberia and Adventures Among the Koraks by George Kennan - Dated 1891 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Bound in pictorial rust-colored cloth, with intricately detailed black and gilt designs and lettering. Light moisture indications along some page edges. Binding is slightly shaken, with lightly age-toned pages.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5030

$100
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features a decoratively bound volume of Vathek, An Arabian Tale, published by James Miller c1870, an 1883 printing of Racecourse and Covert Side, a stated first edition of E.B. White's Stuart Little, and a 1909 printing of Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking-Glass. Other titles include: Palissy, The Huguenot Potter, The Museum Comes to Life, Mistress Masham's Repose, Tree and Leaf by J. R. R. Tolkien (in the original dust jacket) and Giant (in the original dust jacket). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5031

$55
This lot includes the Indian Peace Medal depicting John Quincy Adams shown in the corresponding image(s). This antique copper/bronze medal displays a dark mahogany brown color. The obverse contains a draped bust of Adams, facing right, and is surrounded by the text "JOHN QUINCY ADAMS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES" with "1825" below. The reverse depicts clasped hands, along with an intersecting pipe and tomahawk, and the text "PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP." The medal has been holed for suspension. A note accompanying the medal states that it was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Adams' presidency. 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 5032

$60
This lot includes the group of art books relating to drawing shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subjects include: French Master drawings of the 17th and 18th centuries, Koulbak, Italian drawings, Dutch drawings at Windsor castle and the Fogg Museum of Art, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5033

$150
This lot includes the group of World War II-era aviator gear shown in the corresponding image. This material includes two flight helmets, two pairs of goggles and one pair of gloves. One helmet is a United States Navy A-11 Pilot flight helmet that is leather with chamois lining, size medium, from the Selby Shoe Co. The other helmet is a United States Army Air Forces A-9 flight helmet, size large. One pair of goggles bear a "MADE IN ENGLAND" stamp, while the others are from Polaroid. The Polaroid goggles are complete with original box, instruction manual and replacement lenses. The gloves are from the United States Army Air Force and are unused. Additionally, a flight computer is also included. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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 5034

$55
Title: De Graecis Illustribus Linguae Graecae Literarumque Humaniorum
Author: Humphredus Hodius
Publisher: Samuel Jebb
Printing Year: 1742

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with ruled gilt lines, raised spine bands and gilt embossed lettering on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce Latin work on important Greek writers. According to Biographia Britannica, the work is "divided into two books, the first whereof treats of those who came to Italy before the taking of Constantinople. And the second, of those who came after the taking of that city." The work also names Hodius as Humphrey Hody (1659), "a late learned English Divine." According to Wikipedia:

Humphrey Hody (1659 – 20 January 1707) was an English scholar and theologian. In 1684 he published Contra historiam Aristeae de LXX. interpretibus dissertatio, in which he argued that the so-called "letter of Aristeas", containing an account of the production of the Septuagint, was the late forgery of a Hellenic Jew originally circulated to lend authority to that version. The dissertation was generally regarded as conclusive, although Isaac Vossius published an angry and scurrilous reply to it in the appendix to his edition of Pomponius Mela. In 1689 Hody wrote the Prolegomena to the Greek chronicle of John Malalas, published at Oxford in 1691. In 1701 he published A History of English Councils and Convocations, and in 1703 in four volumes De Bibliorum textis originalibus, in which he included a revision of his work on the Septuagint, and published a reply to Vossius. His work, De Graecis Illustribus, which he left in manuscript, was published in 1742 by Samuel Jebb, who prefixed to it a Latin life of the author.

The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The leather is tearing along some of the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, with foxing. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 326 pages, with an unpaginated index.
 
Lot 5035

$45
This lot includes the group of signed books by and about notable people shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are signed by Ralph Nader, Stephen Baldwin, Peter Coyote, Dick Vitale, Roy Firestone, Stephen Ambrose, George Stephanopoulos, Mel Torme, Lawrence Welk, Jane Wagner and Graham Kerr. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5036

$70
This lot includes the group of World-War II-era iron-on military unit patches shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes four patches featuring the illustrations of Walt Disney. The Disney patches include patches for the Fighting Squadron VF-6, the 16th Bombardment Wing, the Fighting Squadron VF-42 and the 67th, 68th and 69th Pursuit Squadron. Other patches include: 97th Fighter Squadron, 27th Observation Squadron, 305th Bombardment Squadron, 46th Troop Carrier Squadron and V for Victory Bomber Captain.

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. 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 5037

$80
Title: Atlas and Gazetteer of the Near Side of the Moon
Author: Gary L. Gutschewski, et al
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Printing Year: 1971

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth with gold lettering, this large, vintage volume provides a history of lunar nomenclature and many photographs of the moon. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing and light sunning to the boards and spine. The volume is very solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 13 3/4" and contains 538 pages.
 
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