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Lot 5185

$900
This lot includes the photographic print shown in the corresponding image(s). The photographic print depicts Buffalo Bill Cody with a Native American group, and dates to 1908. The print is framed. The print displays some evidence of exposure to moisture. A portion of the print is stuck to the glass of the frame. The framed piece measures approximately 26 1/2" by 7". 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 5186

$50
This lot includes the group of art books shown in the corresponding image(s). Subjects and artists include: Claes Oldenburg, Correggio, the Dallas Museum of Art, Spanish art, Japanese lacquer and the Tiepolo Bicentenary Exhibition, 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 5187

$15
This antique postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Jubilee
Year Range: c.1900
Number of cards in this group: 16

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Only one of the 16 cards bears handwriting.
 
Lot 5188

$45
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: Howard Bahr, Linda Fairstein, David Benioff, Jeffery Deaver, Barbara D'Amato, John Armistead and Lalita Tademy. 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.
 
Lot 5189

$60
This lot includes the group of arctic exploration books by and about Vilhjalmur Stefansson shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include The Friendly Arctic (two copies), The Adventure of Wrangel Island, Discovery, The Fat of the Land, and Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic, as well as With Stefansson in the Arctic by Harold Noice.

Between 1906 and 1918, anthropologist and explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879- 1962) went on three expeditions into the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic, each of which lasted between sixteen months and five years. He published some 24 books and more than 400 articles on his travels and observations, including his autobiography. There is also a voluminous literature on his life and work. Stefansson was an ambitious and successful explorer and he soon became a public figure in North America and Europe, well-known for his description of the "Blond Eskimo" (Copper Inuit), his discovery of new lands in the Arctic, his approach to travel and exploration, and his theories of health and diet. His successes in exploration, however, as Collins points out, "have tended to obscure the fact that he was primarily an anthropologist," although some anthropological works have referred to his writings and he continues to be cited in ethnographic and historical works on indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic, particularly Iñupiaq ("North Alaskan Eskimo").

Stefansson was born in the Canadian Icelandic community at Arnes, Manitoba. His parents, along with 250 other Icelandic colonists recruited by the Canadian government in 1877, left from north Iceland to settle near Winnipeg, in "New Iceland" as the settlement came to be called. Stefansson attended university from the age of eighteen, first at the University of North Dakota and later at the University of Iowa and Harvard University. Early on he developed an interest in comparative religion and anthropology and for some time he seems to have been torn between priesthood and anthropology. In the end he decided in favor of anthropology, "with the mental reservation that it was to be a humanistic anthropology". (history courtesy of http://www.thearctic.is)

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 5190

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique hymnals:

- The Harmonist: Being a Collection of Tunes from the Most Approved Authors; Adapted to Every Variety of Metre in the Methodist Hymn-Book, and, for Particular Occasions, A Selection of Anthems, Pieces, and Sentences -- New Edition, Revised and Greatly Enlarged by Gabriel P. Disosway, Daniel Ayres, William C. Brown and Samuel Ashmead - Dated 1837 by T. Mason and G. Lane - This volume shows rubbing to the corners, surfaces and edges of the boards and spine. The volume lacks a title page. The front flyleaf is torn in half. The final two pages bear some tears. A hymn has been affixed to the interior of each board.
- Cantica Laudis, or the American Book of Church Music by Lowell Mason and George James Webb - Dated 1850 by Mason and Law - The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine. Some pages display creases or small tears along their edges.
- Symphonia Grandaeva Rediviva: Ancient Harmony Revived, Being a Selection of Choice Music for Divine Worship, Taken from Old and Approved Authors by Unattributed - Dated 1850 by Masters, Smith and Company - The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine. The boards have started to separate from the spine. Two leaves are detached and present.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5191

$90
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books relating to the military and firearms shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a number of titles relating to various branches of the military, Colt firearms and troops from around the world. Titles include: A Century of Achievement 1836-1936; Department of the Army Corps of Engineers U. S. Lake Survey, Survey of the Northern and Northwestern Lakes, Charts of New York Canals; Camp Travis and Its Part in the World War: Texas 1918; an author-signed copy of "Old Abe": American Eagle; and Cavalry Drill Regulations: United States Army 1916; 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 5192

$450
This lot includes the original, hand-written, framed letter from a soldier in a Civil War prisoner of war camp shown in the corresponding image. The letter reads:

US Prison Depot Johnson Island, Ohio
March 14th 1865
Col. J. W. M. Wilten,
Dr. Sir,
Yours of February 14th came to hand today, was truly glad to hear from you and my relations. I am in fine spirits at this time, looking forward to the time when I will be called upon for exchange if everything goes on well, my "turn" will come, in about six weeks. Cousin Edel will leave in the next squad, he is very much excited over the idea of getting back, and I think he has improved in looks considerably since he has been xxx for that purpose. I have not heard from Lt. Thompson for some time, perhaps he's gone on exchange. In regard to the tobacco, I am very glad you did not send it at this particular time, though if I am so unfortunate as to remain here during the summer it will be very acceptable and hope you will make the necessary arrangements with Perncell to ship me a small box when I write again, if it is your intention to send Ben tobacco, do not send together, direct separately, otherwise we could not divide with each other. I often hear from Joe and Frank. They are well, all of the Lazerwell boys here are well. The health of this place is very good. I will be pleased to hear from you again. Give my love to all my friends and relations.
Yours Respectfully,
James Peery
PS
I enclose you a stamp, perhaps you can't get them.

This letter has been carefully framed and stored with the original envelope, with stamp and mailing indications.

Johnson's Island is a 300-acre (121.4 ha) island in Sandusky Bay, located on the coast of Lake Erie, 3 miles (5 km) from the city of Sandusky, Ohio. It was the site of a prisoner-of-war camp for Confederate officers captured during the American Civil War. Johnson's Island was the only Union prison exclusively for Southern officers but it also held regular soldiers. During its three years of operation, more than 15,000 men were incarcerated there. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)
 
Lot 5193

$40
This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes several pieces of World War I and World War II-era ephemera, including ration books and OPA points. Other items include: a B & O Railroad certificate, magazines, books, various publications and stamps. Some items pertain to New York State history. 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 5194

$10
This lot includes the group of 12 volumes of America, author-signed by Bob Schiefer, 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 5195

$20
This lot includes the group of signed poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are signed by poets L. W. Lewis, Lewis Allan, Ruth Gordy Shanor, Margaret Britton Vaughn, Joan Clayton, Betty Ford, Leo G. Frangipane, Bettye Stevens Coney, Ofelia Zepeda, Rod McKuen, Echo, Albert Krassner, Winston O. Abbott, Edith P. Dill, Dianne Boren, William Burgess Pierce, Edwhin Markham and Wendell Berry. 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 5196

$35
This lot includes the Vietnam-era United States Army M-I helmet shown in the corresponding image(s). The helmet includes a liner and camouflage cover. "WAR is HELL" is written across a band that goes around the helmet. 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 5197

$60
This lot includes the group of signed books on sports shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author or subject. Authors and subjects represented in this lot include: Gary Sheffield, Martina Navratilova, Dorothy Hamill, Gregg Steinberg, Carl Lundquist, Mike Lupica, Russell Rice, Terry O'Neil, Adrian Wojnarowski, Angelo Dundee and a boxing volume which bears four original signatures. 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 5198

$110
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 5199

$50
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 5200

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative 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 5201

$20
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Medium: Silk-screen poster
Year: 2003
Dimensions: Measures 40 3/4" by 35"

Details/Condition: This mint-condition black and white poster on cover stock paper was used to advertise an exhibit of Richard Serra's artwork, sponsored by the Gagosian Gallery in New York. The exhibit was held September 20-October 25, 2003. Richard Serra (born November 2, 1939) is an American minimalist sculptor and video artist known for working with large-scale assemblies of sheet metal. Serra was involved in the Process Art Movement. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

This poster features a photograph of Serra's sculpture "Blindspot," taken by Dirk Reinartz. The poster was designed by Anthony McCall Associates.
 
Lot 5202

$90
This lot includes the group of Harry Potter first editions shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes 17 copies of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. All of the copies are first printings of the first edition. Four of the copies are first state printings, with no "Year 2" designation on their dust jacket or cloth spine. One of these first states is a former library volume with a cocked spine, and stamps to the front flyleaf and top edge of the text block. Also included are three copies of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. All three copies are first editions, with two copies being first printings. Additionally, this lot includes 14 copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. All copies are first printings of the first edition. 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 5203

$100
This lot includes the group of antique photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes hundreds of photographs, with many depicting members of the Armed Forces of World War I and World War II eras. This volume also includes a family photo album. 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 5204

$200
Title: Jacob von Ruisdael
Author: Seymour Clive
Publisher: Yale University Press
Printing Year: 2001

Condition/Details: Bound in dark green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine and complete with dust jacket and slipcase, this scarce volume, offers a comprehensive study of Jacob von Ruisdael's works. From the Library Journal: "This magisterial catalogue raisonne testifies both to the genius of the artist and to the masterly scholarship of Slive (emeritus, fine arts, Harvard Univ.). In this work, every painting, drawing, and etching attributable to Ruisdael is scrupulously documented and perceptively discussed. The entries are not only well illustrated but are significantly complemented by reproductions of works that suggest both the master's sources and his influence. The paintings are grouped according to topographical or thematic content, with each 'subgenre' preceded by a useful introductory essay. Various chronologies, concordances, appendixes, and indexes amplify the volume's contribution to the study of 17th-century Dutch art." The work is illustrated with reproductions of almost 700 paintings, more than 130 drawings, and 13 rare etchings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The first few pages bear a paperclip indentation along their top edge. The book measures approximately 10 1/4" x 13" and contains 788 pages.
 
Lot 5205

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of estate titles:

- Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me by Richard Farina - Dated 1966 by Random House - Stated first printing.
- Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth - Dated 1969 by Random House - Stated first printing. In dust jacket. Jacket shows wear, with some tearing and sunning to the spine.
- Beard on Bread by James Beard - Dated 1973 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated first edition, in dust jacket. Jacket shows light wear along the edges.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5206

$15
This lot includes the group of illustrated volumes by Shel Silverstein and Charles Addams shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include: Now here's my Plan, Black Maria, Dead Dead Days, Homebodies and two copies of Nightcrawlers. 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 5207

$30
This lot includes the four copies of Elmira's Part in the World War 1918 shown in the corresponding image(s). Published by the New York American, the volumes are profusely illustrated. The volumes display varying degrees of age/wear indications. Some volumes appear complete, while others are not. 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 5208

$50
This lot includes the two model airplanes shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a British Spitfire metal model and a USAAF World War II P51 Mustang. 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 5210

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes fifteen volumes of Robert B. Parker's School Days. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Robert B. Parker, 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 5211

$40
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by journalists shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Tom Brokaw, Edwin Newman, Lou Dobbs, Bill Moyers, Carl Thomas, Bob Simon, Bob Schieffer, Edward R. Murrow, and more. 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 5213

$25
This lot includes the group of Vietnam Conflict-era militaria shown in the corresponding image. This material includes one pair of jungle boots, which feature DMS spike protective Panama soles. "10R" and "RO-SEARCH" can be found on the sole of each boot. The boots were worn to prevent injury from Vietcong-made booby traps of Punji sticks. This lot also includes a Vietnam-air United States Air Force jacket, with blue label (size small regular). 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 5214

$100
This lot includes the group of signed military 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 5215

$60
Title: The Life and Art of George Jamesone
Author: Duncan Thomson
Publisher: Clarendon Press, Oxford
Printing Year: 1974

Condition/Details: Bound in crimson cloth with bright gilt embossing and in the original, mylared dust jacket, this volume is a scholarly work on the life and artistic development of George Jamesone, a portrait painter important for the history of early Scottish painting.

George Jamesone (c. 1587 – 1644) was Scotland's first eminent portrait-painter. Jamesone made a name for himself painting portraits of local academics and scholars from Aberdeen's two feuding colleges: King's and Marischal. In 1633, when Charles I made his grand royal visit to Edinburgh, Jamesone rose from local to national fame. For this occasion the painter was asked to decorate a highly elaborate triumphal arch with the portraits of all the past kings of Scotland. He was also given the honor of painting the portrait of Charles himself. It has been said that the king was so pleased with the result that he gave Jamesone a ring off his own finger as a reward. After hearing of the King's approval, many of the Scottish gentry desired to be painted by the now highly reputable George Jamesone. One of his finest examples is that of Mary Erskine which is on display at the National Gallery of Scotland. Jamesone had homes and studios in Aberdeen (on Schoolhill opposite St. Nicholas Kirk) and in Edinburgh (on the Royal Mile right next door to John Knox House). Having two bases allowed him to meet the demands of hundreds of patrons from the north to the south of the country. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with a color frontispiece portrait and black and white photographs throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The jacket is clipped at the bottom of the front inside flap and shows rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with bright, clean pages. Internally, this volume is in like-new condition. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" and contains 164 pages, plus unpaginated pages with photographs of Jamesone's work.
 
Lot 5216

$40
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a collection of lithograph stereo view cards. Most of the stereo view cards depict scenes from World War I. The scenes feature soldiers (British, Scottish, American) in a variety of settings, including helping wounded soldiers, firing weapons and other action scenes. This lot also includes a double-sided stereo view card of the Comanche chiefs Otter Belt and Heap Wolves. 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 5217

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan, The Executioner 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.
 
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