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Lot 5149

$45
This lot includes the group of author-signed history books shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5150

$60
Title: The Peaches of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1917

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 color plates. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound, with light play to the binding and clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 541. This is one of several lots of the Fruits of New York series by U. P. Hedrick in this catalog.
 
Lot 5152

$45
Title: On My Great Predecessors: Part V
Author: Garry Kasparov
Publisher: Gloucester Publishers plc
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth-covered boards with silver lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce author-signed work on the game of chess. The title page bears an original signature of Garry Kasparov. The work features many instructional illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 480 pages.
 
Lot 5153

$50
This lot includes the group of signed books written by Robert B. Parker shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Robert B. Parker, and is complete with dust jacket. Titles include: Now & Then, Double Play, cold Service, Rough Weather, School Days, Perish Twice, Perchance to Dream, Paper Doll and A Catskill Eagle. 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 5154

$45
This large shelf lot includes the group of signed literature 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 5155

$40
This lot includes the group of celebrity-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its celebrity author or subject. Celebrities represented in this lot include: Larry Flynt, Dave Navarro, Joe Perry, Joyce Grenfell, John Leguizamo, Taylor Hicks, Donald Trump, Jenny McCarthy, Geoffrey Rush and a volume featuring signature from three cast members of The Sopranos. 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 5157

$140
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage world history titles:

- Story of the Morning Star, The Children's Missionary Vessel by Rev. Hiram Bingham, Jr. - Dated 1866 by The American Board - This volume features many illustrations, and is complete with original certificate of purchase from the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
- Digging Gold Among the Rockies or, Exciting Adventures of Wild Camp Life in Leadville, Black Hills and the Gunnison Country by G. Thomas Ingham - Dated 1882 by Edgewood Publishing Company - This volume features many illustrations.
- KKK: The Kreed of the Klansmen by E. Haldeman-Julius - Dated 1924 by Haldeman-Julius Company
- Mein Kampf - Mon Combat by Adolf Hitler - Dated c.1936 by R. Simons - The front wrapper of this French-language volumes is detached and present.
- Mission Accomplished: The Story of the XXIX TAC by Unattributed - Dated c.1945 by Orientation Branch, Information and Education Division, ETOUSA - This volume shows age/wear with some creased pages and rubbing to the surfaces of the wrappers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5158

$60
Title: The Jolly Jump-Ups See the Circus
Author: Geraldine Clyne
Publisher: McLoughlin Brothers, Inc.
Printing Year: 1944

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff paper boards, with a brightly illustrated front board, this volume is a scarce children's pop-up book from the Jolly Jump-Ups series. This volume, book number 2924, contains six color pop-ups showing intricate scenes at the "Jingling Brothers Greatest Show." The pop-ups are all complete and in excellent condition. The volume shows mild external age/wear with light rubbing at the corners and extremities. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 7 3/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 5159

$30
This lot includes the group of author-signed children's books and young readers shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 5160

$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 5161

$70
Title: The Voyage of the Jeannette, The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. De Long
Editor: Emma De Long
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Printing Year: 1884
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in brown cloth with gilt and black embossing, this antique set provides a history of the Polar expedition of 1879-1881, led by George W. De Long.

George Washington DeLong (August 22, 1844 – October 31, 1881) was a United States Navy officer and explorer. In 1879, backed by James Gordon Bennett, Jr., owner of the New York Herald newspaper, and under the auspices of the US Navy, Lieutenant Commander DeLong sailed from San Francisco, California on the ship USS Jeannette with a plan to find a quick way to the North Pole via the Bering Strait. As well as collecting scientific data and animal specimens, DeLong discovered and claimed three islands (De Long Islands) for the United States in the summer of 1881.

The ship became trapped in the ice and eventually was crushed and sank. DeLong and his crew abandoned ship and set out for Siberia in three small boats. After reaching open water, they became separated and one boat, commanded by Executive Officer Charles W. Chipp, was lost; no trace of it was ever found. DeLong's own boat reached land, but only two men sent ahead for aid survived. The third boat, under the command of Chief Engineer George W. Melville, reached the Lena delta and was rescued. DeLong died of starvation near Mat Vay, Yakutsk, Siberia. Melville returned a year later and found the body of DeLong and his boat crew. Overall, the doomed voyage took the lives of nineteen expedition members, as well as additional men lost during the search operations. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work contains frontispiece portraits, illustrations and maps, including a fold-out map in the pocket at the rear of volume one. The volumes show some external age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing to the extremities. The volumes are well bound, with age-toned pages. These are ex-library volumes and contain bookplates inside the front boards, clear spine labels, stamps on the rear free endpapers and handwriting on the copyright pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 /12".
 
Lot 5162

$80
Title: Animation: The Art of Friz Freleng
Author: Friz Freleng, with David Weber
Publisher: Donovan Publishing
Printing Year: 1994

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth-covered boards with quarter leather to the spine featuring an illustrated front board, this limited edition is signed by Friz Freleng. This two-volume set features: a book with 239 pages filled with photos and drawings on Friz Freleng, his early life, his studio life, the war years, and more; a 32 page soft cover booklet titled Backstage with Friz and Co. with additional information on how a cartoon is made; a VHS cassette tape titled Frame by Frame; and an audio cassette titled Words and Music. The larger book is signed on the hologram page by Friz Freleng, and is numbered 3,390 of 4,000 copies. This set also includes a numbered registration card and certificate of authenticity matching the limited edition number (3,390/4000).

Isadore "Friz" Freleng (August 21, 1905 – May 26, 1995) was an animator, cartoonist, director, and producer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. He introduced and/or developed several of the studio's biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the cat, Yosemite Sam (to whom he was said to bear more than a passing resemblance) and Speedy Gonzales. The senior director at Warners' Termite Terrace studio, Freleng directed more cartoons than any other director in the studio (a total of 266), and is also the most honored of the Warner directors, having won four Academy Awards. After Warners shut down the animation studio in 1963, Freleng and business partner David DePatie founded DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, which produced cartoons (notably The Pink Panther Show), feature film title sequences, and Saturday morning cartoons through the early 1980s. The nickname "Friz" came from how "frizzly" his hair was at one time. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The entire set measures approximately 11 1/4" x 10" in the decorative slipcase. This item is in like-new condition, and is complete with its original shipping box from Donovan publishing.
 
Lot 5163

$45
Title: Frans Hals, The Complete Work
Author: Claus Grimm
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Printing Year: 1990

Condition/Details: This large volume is bound in rust-colored cloth with bright gilt embossing and is in the original, pictorial dust jacket, this volume is a scholarly work on the paintings of the Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals. This volume features several full-page color reproductions, as well as many black and white reproductions in the text. This work was translated from the German by Jurgen Riehle. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows some wear, with creasing and a tear along the bottom right corner of the front cover. The book measures approximately 10 1/4" x 13 1/2" and contains 296 pages.
 
Lot 5164

$200
Title: Diktatur, Krieg, Untergang
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Siegfried Brandmüller
Printing Year: Undated

Condition/Details: Presented in a tan and green case with an illustrated front board, and paper label to the spine, this volume is a scarce collection of stereo view cards featuring images of Germany during the years 1933-1945. This collection includes many images of German leader Adolf Hitler. Each stereo view card bears a typed description on its reverse. Two clear viewers are included, but may not be original. The volume shows light external age/wear. The volume measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8".
 
Lot 5165

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique travel and exploration titles:

- Zermatt and Its Valley by Francois Gos - Dated 1926 by Cassell and Company, Ltd. - Includes color fold-out map at rear of the volume.
- The Story of Little Switzerland by Louisa DeSaussure Duls - Dated 1982 by Privately Published - Author-inscribed and signed.
- Byways of the Tropic Seas by Hermann Norden - Dated c1925 by Macrae, Smith Company - Includes both fold-out maps.
- From A Yankee Notebook In Taiwan by Joe Brooks - Dated 1955 by Consultant Publishers - Author-signed on the front free endpaper.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5166

$80
This auction lot includes the following pair of reports from the Bureau of Ethnology:

- Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1882-83 by J. W. Powell - Dated 1886 by Government Printing Office - This antique volume contains full-page color and black and white plates. Externally, the volume shows some wear, with rubbing to the extremities. The boards are separating along the internal hinges. The pages at the rear of the volume are beginning to separate.
- Thirty-Second Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1910-1911 by uncredited - Dated 1918 by Government Printing Office - Externally, this volume shows light wear, with some rubbing along the edges of the boards and spine. The front board is detached from the text block, remaining attached to the spine. Pages 425-428 are significantly torn at the bottom corner, though the pieces remain attached to the page.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5167

$20
This lot includes the group of Army, Navy and Marine Corps insignia shown in the corresponding image. This material includes 15 pieces of insignia from the World War II era. These colorful pieces display a variety of images and text. Some featured phrases include: "Can Do," "Ordnance Corps U. S. A.," "Rex Montis," "Colmar," "Baptized by Fire" and "Prepare for Combat," among others. This lot also includes the supplement to the March 1943 Reader's Digest called A Pocket Reference Guide Army, Navy, Marine Corps Insignia. 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 5168

$100
This lot includes the group of books on the Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). Several of the books in this lot explore prisoner of war camps, including Andersonville. These titles include: Andersonville, A Story of Rebel Military Prisons, A Prisoner of War in Virginia, 1864-5, Prisoners of War, and The Soldier's Story of His Captivity at Andersonville. This lot also includes three modern reprints in the original plastic packing, series I, volume 16, parts one and two of War of the Rebellion, Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies and series I, volume 25 of Official Records of the Union and Confederated Navies in the War of the Rebellion.

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. More advanced flaws include boards separating from the text blocks, moisture indications, loose bindings and rubbing to the extremities, among other flaws.
 
Lot 5169

$130
Title: History of the United States Naval Academy
Author: Edward Chauncey Marshall
Publisher: D. Van Nostrand
Printing Year: 1862 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue blind stamped cloth with a bright gilt embossed emblem of the academy on the front board, this antique volume is a scarce first edition history of the Naval Academy, with biographical sketches and the names of superintendants, professors and graduates. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece of the U. S. Frigate Constitution and at least one other full-page engraving within the volume. This volume is inscribed and signed in pen by publisher D. Van Nostrand.

Established in 1845 under George Bancroft, the Naval Academy is the second-oldest of the United States' five service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The entire campus is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites, buildings, and monuments. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine, and light sunning to the spine. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, and occasional darkening along the outside edges. The volume has labels from previous owners adhered to the front and rear boards. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 146 pages, with 12 additional pages of advertisements from Nostrand.
 
Lot 5170

$25
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes letters written to and from servicemen serving stateside and abroad, along with correspondence from their friends and families. The letters include: personal content, such as comments on relationships and reactions to the deaths of loved ones; a "Dear Jane" letter; correspondence written while recovering from combat wounds; a letter sent from Bikini Atoll; and other World War II-related subjects. 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 5171

$25
Title: The Pictorial Record of the 27th Division
Compiled by: Alexander Starlight
Publisher: Harper and Brothers
Printing Year: 1919

Condition/Details: Bound in olive cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine and front board, and with a red and black device to the front board, this antique volume is a scarce photographic history of the 27th Division of the United States Army. The work is illustrated with many photographs depicting members of the 27th during their time of service. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the extremities of the boards and spine. The text block is split in many places, with several signatures starting to separate from the spine. The text block is bound with lightly age-toned pages that displays occasional stains and smudges. The book measures approximately 10" x 8 1/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 5172

$200
This lot includes the group of Little Golden Books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot is a first edition, and bears the corresponding "A" indicator. The volumes in this lot feature popular characters such as Rin Tin Tin, J. Fred Muggs, Smokey the Bear, The Flintstones and the Lone Ranger, among others. Some volumes bear previous a previous owner's name inscribed inside the front board. 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 5173

$40
This lot includes the scarce stated 1910 "Hi-Flyer" Helicoptere Flying Machine with original box and instruction papers. This aviation toy was manufactured by Buffalo Pitts Co. and distributed by National Candy Co. in Buffalo, NY. The paper label included with this piece and the label on the box display the Flat Iron Building in New York. The instructions for the toy are on the back of the lid of the box. All parts of the toy appear to be present. The box and toy show wear. The box lid shows moisture indications, and the sides are detached, with three of the four sides present in the box. The toy shows wear/age.
 
Lot 5175

$120
Title: Poo-Poo and the Dragons
Author: C. S. Forester
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1942 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in gorgeous green cloth with dark green embossing and in the original, scarce dust jacket, this vintage volume is a stated first edition of one of C. S. Forester's two children's stories, Poo-Poo and the Dragons. The story was created as a series of stories told to his younger son, George, to encourage him to finish his meals. The work is illustrated by Robert Lawson, with many black and white illustrations throughout.

Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (27 August 1899 – 2 April 1966), an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of naval warfare. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colors were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. In addition to his novels of seafaring life, Forester also published two crime novels and two children's books, including Poo-Poo. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with clean boards and spine. There is some light rubbing to the board and spine edges. The scarce dust jacket shows some wear, with creasing and light tearing along the edges and some darkening externally and to the interior flaps. The top right corner is torn and lacking the corner piece, approximately 1" wide. The jacket shows a price of $1.75 at the top of the inside front flap. The volume is well bound with age-toned, clean pages. The binding is slightly shaken. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 143 pages.
 
Lot 5176

$50
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes fifteen volumes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's On the Shoulders of Giants. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 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 5177

$10
This lot includes the piece of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This item is a bound volume that contains the treasurer's accounts of the Society of Cornell Dames dating from November 1934 to May 1950. Bound in black cloth-covered limp boards, with silver lettering stamped to the front cover, the ledger features many handwritten entries detailing the group's cash flow. Of the 194 numbered pages, approximately 117 bear handwriting. The volume displays light external age/wear with some rubbing to the edges of the covers. The volume is bound with lightly age-toned pages. A few leaves are detached and remain present. 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 5178

$40
Title: Ice-Pack and Tundra: An Account of the Search for the Jeannette and a Sledge Journey through Siberia
Author: William H. Gilder
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1883 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and pictorial designs, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of the account of New York Herald correspondent William H. Gilder's experiences on board the USS Rodgers during the Jeanette Relief Expedition. The Jeanette expedition to the North Pole, led by Lieutenant George Washington DeLong, ended in disaster with only two of 33 members surviving. The USS Rodgers too was lost, however a sledge journey carried Gilder and the others across Siberia and eventually to America. Discussed is the discovery of DeLong's journals and body by his companion George Melville.

The work contains 48 illustrations and three well-preserved maps (including a large fold-out map, colored in outline). This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with a library notation visible on spine. The front hinge of volume has started to crack. The front flyleaf bears two holes. An antique library bookplate appears inside the front board. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. A small notation of "Arctic exploration" is present on the title page. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 344 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements.
 
Lot 5179

$70
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

- J. Schmidt - Painting on Canvas - Dated 1950 in a frame that measures approximately 27 1/2" by 21 1/2" - Swiss/Bavarian-themed painting, portraying a country house among the mountains. Artist's signature at the bottom right corner.
- F. Orlandle - Painting on Canvas - Undated in a frame that measures approximately 18" by 29 3/4" - Painting portrays a clown with eyeglasses in his hand. Artist's signature appears at the bottom right corner.
- R. Mario - Painting on Board - Undated in a frame that measures approximately 16" by 14" - Included are two paintings in matching frames of kittens playing with string. Artist's signature appears on the bottom right corner of both pieces.
 
Lot 5181

$80
This lot includes the group of United States military shirts and overcoats shown in the corresponding image(s). This material dates from World War II through Vietnam. Featured is a brown leather bomber jacket manufactured by Cooper Sportswear Manufacturing. 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 5182

$110
This lot includes the three author-signed books written by Pearl S. Buck shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Pearl S. Buck. This lot includes two copies of A House Divided and one copy of The New Year. These volumes are accompanied by letters from a bookseller which state that these copies were in Pearl Buck's home at the time of her death. 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 5184

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of New York agricultural titles:

- Wild Flowers of New York by Homer D. House - Dated 1918 by The University of the State of New York - Two-volume set, with many color plates illustrating flowers found throughout the state.
- A History of Agriculture in the State of New York by Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick - Dated 1933 by New York State Agricultural Society - Contains many black and white plates, portraying historical agriculture in the state, from flowers and wildlife, to important people in the field.

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