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Lot 5403

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Some authors include: Amanda Quick, Robert Crais, Ian Rankin, Joe R. Lansdale, Barbara Parker, Sara Paretsky and Susanna Moore. Many of these books in this lot are in like new condition, with mylar-covered dust jackets. This lot includes at least some first editions and some remainder volumes. 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 5404

$60
Title: From the Arctic Ocean to the Yellow Sea: The Narrative of a Journey, in 1890 and 1891, Across Siberia, Mongolia, the Gobi Desert, and North China
Author: Julius M. Price
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1892

Condition/Details: Bound in greenish-blue cloth-covered boards, with illustrations and gilt lettering to the front board and spine, this antique volume is a scarce account of the voyage of the Biscaya. Price accompanied the voyage of the Biscaya as a corresponding artist for the Illustrated London News. The object of the expedition was to open a trade route between Great Britain and Siberia by way of the recently discovered Kara Sea passage. Price includes much information on the people and culture of Russia and China, and two chapters on the exile and prison system in Siberia. The work is illustrated with "one hundred and forty-two illustrations from sketches by the author." The volume shows light external age/wear with some shelf wear evident. The top edge of the spine displays fraying cloth. This volume is a former library copy and bears corresponding indications which includes spine labeling and a library bookplate. The interior hinges are slightly shaken. The hinge has cracked between pages 192 and 193, and between 288 and 289. The text block is bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 384 pages.
 
Lot 5407

$10
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes four "Flight Lessons" from the Jimmie Allen Flying Club. This lot includes flight lessons one through four. The lessons are presented in a large spiral-bound folio. 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 5408

$60
This lot includes the group of art books on the Dutch Masters of the Dutch Golden Age shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a number of titles on Rembrandt. 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 5409

$200
This lot includes the group of artwork, a signed limited edition book and two handwritten notes from artist Carl Lundgren shown in the corresponding image(s). Two of the prints in this lot are large concert posters for Grand River and Jefferson Airplane. These limited edition posters are hand-signed and numbered along the bottom edge. Also included is a print by Lundgren titled "The Ultimate Litterbox," portraying a cat on the moon. Each piece of artwork is framed, the two posters in plastic (one piece of which is cracked), the other in glass. The book, Carl Lundgren, Great Artist, is a limited edition, hand-signed volume, numbered 312 of 3,000. Loose in the volume are four sheets, two handwritten notes on the stationery of "Carl Lundgren Art Studios" are signed by the artist, and two photocopied maps showing Lundgren's studio and residence locations.

Carl Lundgren (born July 12, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American artist and illustrator, primarily known for his 1960s-era rock posters and fantasy art. Lundgren had an early interest in becoming a fantasy artist and illustrator like Frank Frazetta, his idol. At the age of 18, he was co-chairman of the first multimedia science fiction convention, The Detroit Triple Fan Fair, featuring comics, movies and science fiction. In 1967 Lundgren met rock poster artist Gary Grimshaw, who was illustrating posters for a Detroit rock venue, run by Russ Gibb, called the Grande Ballroom. Grimshaw offered him a job, and Lundgren went on to create poster art for seminal bands such as The Who, Jefferson Airplane and Pink Floyd. In 1974 Lundgren moved to New York City and turned to science fiction and fantasy illustration for a living, painting nearly 300 book covers. During this time, Lundgren became a co-founder of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) and was nominated for a Hugo Award for his illustration work. Lundgren quit working for the publishing industry in 1987, choosing to instead to focus on fine art. In 1993 he wrote and published an autobiography called Carl Lundgren, Great Artist. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5410

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 5411

$25
This lot includes the group of 8 volumes of "J" is for Judgment, author-signed by Sue Grafton, 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 5413

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of Arctic exploration 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 5414

$140
This lot includes the group of World War II-era ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes deactivated shells, a deactivated hand grenade (pineapple), a patriotic bank, a post-World War II lighter, a signed United States Navy fork (the kind used on the U. S. S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor), a marking outfit for stamping leather, a small trophy, two chalkware figurines, a metal sign that reads "MINES," a small United States Army plaque, a 1930's West Point Homecoming pin, a necklace featuring a bullet charm, a United States Air Force trophy and a patriotic bronze medal. 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 5415

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of author-signed books by Anne Rice:

- Lasher by Anne Rice - Dated 1993 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated first edition, in dust jacket. Signed on the front free endpaper.
- Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice - Dated 1996 by Alfred A. Knopf - Special anniversary edition in gold dust jacket and black slipcase. Signed on the front fly leaf.
- Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice - Dated 1996 by Alfred A. Knopf - Special anniversary edition in gold dust jacket. Signed on the front fly leaf. Ex-library volume, with typical stamps, stickers and other indications.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5416

$50
This lot includes the group of decorative antique nautical books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Sailor Boys of '61, The Wreck of the "Grosvenor, The Cruise of the Frolic, The Lusitania's Last Voyage, and The Cruise of the Shining Light. 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 5418

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of 19th-century hymnals 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 5419

$20
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Harper's Magazine
Issue Dates: 1912, 1915, 1922, 1923, 1925 and 1932
Number of Issues: 6

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Included in this lot: April of 1912, July of 1915, September of 1922, May of 1923, July of 1925, and January of 1932. The April 1912 issue lacks its original covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.
 
Lot 5421

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative literary collections 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 5422

$55
Title: An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 2000

Condition/Details: Bound in gray paper-covered boards, this volume is complete with dust jacket and bears an original signature of former First Lady, and current Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton's signature appears on the second flyleaf in bold, black ink. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 311 pages.
 
Lot 5425

$110
Title: Lectures
Author: F. Saxl
Publisher: The Warburg Institute, University of London
Printing Year: 1957
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilded titles on the front boards and spines, this vintage set provides a collection of lectures by Fritz Saxl. Friedrich "Fritz" Saxl (January 8, 1890, Vienna — March 22, 1948, Dulwich, Surrey, England) was the art historian who was the guiding light of the Warburg Institute, especially during the long mental breakdown of its founder, Aby Warburg, whom he succeeded as director. Saxl was instrumental in moving the Warburg Institute to safety in London at the outset of the Nazi regime. His efforts at maintaining the Warburg Institute came at the cost of his own scholarly output. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes contain the signature of previous owner Paul Joseph Sachs. 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)

These volumes are two of several volumes in this auction catalog previously belonging to Mr. Sachs. The second smaller volume contains 243 pages of photographs portraying artwork. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities, and are solidly bound with clean and crisp pages. The books measure approximately 7 3/4" x 10 1/2".
 
Lot 5426

$30
This lot includes the group of World War II-era ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes parts of uniforms from the World War II-era United States Navy and Marine Corps. One of the Marine jacket contains insignia. Also included in this lot is a pair of pants from the United States Navy that features a button in the front and a lacing back. 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 5428

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of art-related titles:

- Tapestries of the Lowlands by Heinrich Göbel - Dated 1974 by Hacker Art Books - Translated by Robert West. This volume features many illustrations.
- Prints by Michel Melot - Dated 1981 by Skira Rizzoli - This volume is complete with dust jacket and slipcase.
- Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens by Jenifer Neils - Dated 1992 by Princeton University Press - This volume is complete with dust jacket. This volume features many illustrations
- Wassily Kandinsky by Max Bill - Dated 1951 by The Institute of Contemporary Art - This volume, featuring many illustrations, is complete with glassine dust jacket and slipcase.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5429

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 5430

$90
Title: The Small Fruits of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of botany, featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece and many brightly colored plates. There are nearly 100 vividly detailed color plates of a wide variety of the small fruits detailed in the volume. The volume shows very light external age/wear and is solidly bound with clean pages. The volume measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 614 pages. This is one of several lots of the Fruits of New York series by U. P. Hedrick in this catalog.
 
Lot 5431

$35
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a selection of fine modern, signed books, and may include some first editions. Many volumes are in the original dust jackets. 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 5433

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Arctic exploration titles:

- Nearest the Pole, A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S. S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906 by R. E. Peary - Dated 1907 by Doubleday, Page & Company - This ex-library volume contains typical indications. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges, and the boards and spine show moisture indications and rubbing. The volume contains two fold-out maps at the rear of the text. The maps of some discoloration from tape used in restoration. The binding shows play, with lightly age-toned pages.
- Narrative of the North Polar Expedition Edited by Hon. G. M. Robeson - Dated 1876 by Government Printing Office - This volume shows some wear, with rubbing and darkening to the boards and spine. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound, with some light shaking and lightly age-toned pages.
- In Arctic Seas, The Voyage of the "Kite" with the Peary Expedition by Robert N. Keely and G. G. Davis - Dated 1892 by Rufus C. Hartranft - Bound in ivory boards with gilt and silver embossing. The boards show wear, with rubbing to the edges and spine. The front board and first signature are cracked along the title page and preface page. The binding is slightly shaken.
- Report on the Dominion of Canada Government Expedition to The Arctic Islands and Hudson Strait by Captain J. E. Bernier - Dated 1910 by Government Printing Bureau - Carefully stored in a stiff plastic cover, this volume shows light external wear. The binding is tight, with lightly age-toned pages. The volume includes four fold-out maps and charts and many illustrations throughout.
- The United States Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin by Elisha Kent Kane - Dated 1857 by Sheldon, Blakeman & Co. - This volume shows moderate wear, with tearing along the top and bottom edges of the spine and rubbing to the boards and spine. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound, with age-toned pages.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5434

$10
This lot includes the group of military titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include: Care and Use of Individual Clothing and Equipment, On to Berlin, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, 738(M) Tank Battalion(SP) 1993 Reunion Cookbook and The Rangefinder. 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 5435

$25
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Medium: Silk-Screened Print
Year: 2002
Dimensions: Measures 48" by 30"

Details/Condition: This mint-condition silk-screen poster portrays a photograph of John Steinbeck in fuchsia against a bright orange background. The poster was used to promote "A Celebration of John Steinbeck, A Twentieth Century Master," a tribute held in New York City at Alice Tully Hall/Lincoln Center and presented by PEN American Center on March 19, 2002. The poster was designed by Pentagram. The tribute featured speakers Dorothy Allison, William Kennedy, Peter Matthiessen, Michele Serros, Rob Compbell, Arthur Miller, George Plimpton and Studs Terkel. This mint condition poster is a rare piece perfect for collectors of Steinbeck material. This auction also features an olive-green and purple version of this poster.
 
Lot 5436

$55
Title: History of Hollywood
Author: Edwin O. Palmer
Publisher: Edwin O. Palmer
Printing Year: 1938

Condition/Details: Bound in red and black cloth with gilt embossing, this vintage volume provides a history of Hollywood, and is the author's attempt to "preserve here the annals of the world's most famous hamlet - Hollywood." The author hand-signed and dedicated this book to Adrian College library in Michigan "at suggestion of Mrs. Daisy Barsbury." This volume is filled with photographs of important people and places in Hollywood's history. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. This is an ex-library volume, with a pocket inside of the front board, a stamp and ink writing on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4".
 
Lot 5437

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author, and is complete with dust jacket. This lot includes at least some first edition and remainders. Some authors represented in this lot include: Anne Tyler, Albert Murray, Robert Crais, Theodore Taylor, Micahel Ondaatje and Gary Tigerman. 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 5440

$90
This lot includes the group of Little Golden Books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot is a first edition, with corresponding "A" indicator. These volumes feature Walt Disney characters such as Cinderella, Jiminy Cricket, Old Yeller and Sleeping Beauty, among several others. Some volumes bear a previous owner's name inscribed inside the front board. There is some duplication among the titles. 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 5441

$35
This lot includes the group of vintage commercial airline uniform components shown in the corresponding image. This material includes two jackets, two zip-up smocks and a hat. The smocks are from Western Airlines. 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 5442

$10
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes twenty volumes of Javier Sierra's The Secret Supper. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Javier Sierra, and is complete with dust jacket. This lot includes 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 5444

$40
This large shelf lot includes the group of books on the history of the United States 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 5445

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original of its respective author. Many of the volumes are first editions, are in like-new condition, and feature protective mylar wrappers. Some authors represented in this lot include: Michael Connelly, John Sandford, Robert Crais, Elizabeth George, Nick Sagan and Randy Wayne White. This lot may include some volumes which bear remainder marks. 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 5450

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Some authors include: Philip Kerr, Dick Francis, Ken Follett, Fannie Flagg, Monica Ali and Jeffery Deaver. The books in this lot are in like new condition, with mylar-covered dust jackets. This lot includes at least some first editions and some remainder volumes. 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.
 
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