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Lot 5250

$45
Title: The "Fram" Expedition: Nansen in the Frozen World
Arranged and Edited by: John E. Read
Publisher: A. J. Holman and Co.
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering and an elaborate illustration to the front board, and with gilt lettering and designs to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce account of Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen's attempt to "...reach the geographical North Pole by harnessing the natural east–west current of the Arctic Ocean" (Wikipedia). The work is profusely illustrated, including a tissue-guarded frontispiece. The volumes shows light external age/wear with light shelf wear. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 531 pages.
 
Lot 5251

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Frigidaire: The Electric Refrigerator by Unattributed - Dated 1923 by Delco-Light Company - This sales catalog, originally in a loose-leaf format, is in a modern binder.
- Scientific Instruments Laboratory Apparatus and Supplies for High Schools: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Science by Unattributed - Dated 1933 by W. M. Welch Scientific Company - The front board is detached and present. This volume features many illustrations. The spine cover has started to separate from the spine.
- Pictorial History of the 69th Infantry Division: 15 May 1943 to 15 May 1945 by Unattributed - Dated c.1945 by Unattributed - This volume is complete with fold-out map in rear.
- Tresspass Against Them: History of the 271st Infantry Regiment 15 May 1943 - 25 May 1945 by Lt. John F. Higgins - Dated 1945 by H. Sieling - The front cover displays some faint foxing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5252

$140
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and children's 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 5254

$120
Title: The English Roses Collection Limited Edition Box Set
Author: Madonna
Publisher: Callaway Editions
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Presented in this lot is The English Roses Collection Limited Edition Box Set. This set includes a personally autographed letter from Madonna, a giclée digital print on Somerset fine-milled paper which has been signed by illustrator Stacy Peterson and first edition copies of Madonna's The English Roses and The English Roses: Too Good to Be True. This volume is number 500 of a limited edition of 1,500 copies. This set is in like-new condition. The contents comes in a decorative pink protective case which measures approximately 9 1/4" by 11 1/4". The volume is complete with its original shipping box.
 
Lot 5255

$15
This lot includes the group of United States veteran pins shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes nine "Ruptured Duck" metal lapel pins, one "Ruptured Duck" tie clasp and one "Ruptured Duck" patch. This lot includes two additional pins: a "U. S." pin, and an American Legion pin for service in World War I. The "Ruptured Duck" is also known at the "Honorable Service Lapel Button," sometimes called the Honorable Service Lapel Pin. Designed by sculptor Anthony de Francisci, the pin was awarded to United States military service members who were discharged under honorable conditions during World War II (courtesy of Wikipedia). 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 5257

$45
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a fine selection of modern, signed volumes, 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 5258

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of books on botany 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 5259

$60
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

- Charles Fraace - Color Print - Undated in a frame that measures approximately 34" by 39 1/2" - This massive, framed print portrays a leopard in the jungle.
- I H Farnsworth - Color Print - Undated in a frame that measures approximately 34 1/2" by 30" - This large, limited edition print is number of 3,000, with the author's name at the bottom left corner.
 
Lot 5260

$50
This 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: World War II
Year: World War II-era
Approximate number of cards in this group: 100

Condition/Details: These postcards include a large amount of photographic content. The postcards depict numerous images of members of the United States Armed Forces in a variety of locations. The pages and cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Some postcard bear handwriting, while others remain unused.
 
Lot 5261

$50
Title: Tailspin Tommy
Author: Hal Forrest and Glenn Chaffin
Publisher: Cupples and Leon Co.
Printing Year: 1932

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards with a bright illustration to the front board, this antique volume is a scarce collection of newspaper comics reprinted from their originals. The work features many black-and-white illustrations. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the surfaces, edges and corners of the boards. The rear board displays some soiling. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. A few pages display some minor soiling in their margins. The comics display well, and remain bright. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 86 pages.
 
Lot 5263

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of military-related titles:

- Japanese Infantry Weapons by Military Intelligence Division - Dated 1943 by War Department - In original green paper wrappers. Some tearing to covers and several pages. Fold-out table at rear of volume.
- He's in the Air Corps Now by Frederick P. Graham and Harold W. Kulick - Dated 1942 by Robert M. McBride & Company - Stated first edition. Dust jacket is in pieces, included inside of the front board.
- On Hell's Perimeters, Pacific Tales of PBY Patrol Squadron 23 in WWII by Don Klotz - Dated 2002 by Sunbelt Eakin - Stated first edition, 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 5264

$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: Nick Sagan, Randy Wayne White, Michael Connelly, Richard Russo and Joseph Finder. 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 5265

$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 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: John Sandford, Richard Russo, Michael Simon, Ridley Pearson, Randy Wayne White and Judith Lindbergh. 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 5266

$10
This very large shelf lot includes the group of estate 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 5267

$70
This lot includes a vintage, pressed steel Wyandotte China Clipper airplane. The airplane measures approximately 9" long, with a 13" wing span. The airplane has a silver body with red wings. This airplane is in good condition, with some scratches to the body and wings. The Wyandotte label remains on the plane by the nose, with light wear. The propellers along the wings and the wheels on the underside of the plane spin freely. This plane weighs

All Metal Products Company was an American toy company founded in 1920 and based in Wyandotte, Michigan for most of its history. It produced inexpensive pressed metal toys under the Wyandotte brand name, and was the nation's largest manufacturer of toy guns for several decades in the 20th century. The company's slogan was "Wyandotte Toys are Good and Safe." To keep costs down, the company used scrap and surplus raw materials whenever possible, often manufacturing their toys from scrap metal obtained from local auto factories.

Today "Wyandotte" toys are highly sought after collectibles, and since they were made mostly of metal many continue to survive today. The toy guns and airplanes produced before WWII were simply constructed from pressed metal and often painted in bright colors such as red, yellow, silver and olive green. Because of their simplicity these toys can often still be found in good condition. Wyandotte toys produced after WWII can be easily distinguished from pre War toys by the elaborate lithograph markings that decorate them. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)
 
Lot 5268

$15
This lot includes the group of military titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include: Handbook for Americans; Retreat, Hell!; Naval Officer's Guide; and Songs My Mother Never Taught Me. 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 5269

$40
This auction lot includes the following titles by William Morden, with handwritten correspondence from William and his wife, Irene, while abroad:

- Across Asia's Snows and Deserts by William J. Morden - Dated 1936 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Bound in navy blue cloth with gilt embossing. Hand-inscribed and signed on the front fly leaf, dated 1946. The volume shows some wear, with the boards cracked along the internal hinges. Included in this volume is a Christmas card from the Mordens, with a picture of the couple in front of a fireplace, and a typed letter signed by Irene Morden discussing the couple's big game hunting adventures in Africa. The letter begins, "We saw about forty lions and lionesses, but not many shootable lions. Some were maneless, and some too young. However, I did get my lion about seven miles from our camp on the Telek River..." The letter proceeds to tell of other hunting tales. The letterhead states "The Modern African Expedition of The American Museum of Natural History." The letter has a "2" at the top, and may be missing the first page.
- Our African Adventure by William and Irene Morden - Dated c1950 by Seeley Service & Co. - This volume is in the original paper, pictorial dust jacket. Included with this volume are two handwritten Christmas greetings from the Morden's, with photographs of them in Africa, as well as an original, handwritten postcard from the Congo. The greeting cards and postcards contain stories of the couple's travels in Africa. Original postage is included on the postcard and two envelopes included with the cards.

Colonel William J. Morden, a 1908 graduate of Yale and a veteran of the First World War, had been an explorer, collector and hunter since the early 1920s. Irene Morden went on her first safari in 1954, an experience described in their book Our African Adventure. Irene accompanied her husband on several more trips to Africa and elsewhere in the world. After his death, she led an expedition to Africa in 1965 under the auspices of the Yale Peabody Museum. (biography courtesy of Yale Peabody Museum)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5270

$70
This lot includes the piece of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This lot offers a scarce signature of Confederate General John C. Brown. John Calvin Brown (1827 – 1889) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. He was later elected Governor of Tennessee, serving from 1871 to 1875. Brown was the first Democrat to be elected to that position following the war (history courtesy of Wikipedia). The signature appears on the front endpaper of the following book:

Title: Life of George Washington
Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: G. P. Putnam & Co.
Printing Year: 1855

Condition/Details: This volume is bound in black cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine. There is additional handwriting in pen surrounding Brown's signature, which includes biographical notes. The volume shows external age/wear with a sunned spine, frayed cloth at the ends of the spine and fraying cloth along the spine. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 504 pages. 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 5271

$35
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Geoffrey Moore, Jen Schefft, Dave Pelzer, Ira Berkow, John Tobe, Anna Quindlen, James Kimmel 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 5272

$20
This lot includes the group of vintage ephemera and memorabilia shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a collection of ten Lifebuoy Soap advertising premiums from soap boxes from the 1930's (never used as clothing clip-ons) and a bar of Lifebuoy Soap in the "School Size" box. Included are approximately 250 unused Borden Coupon's from canned milk, which were to be traded in for "valuable premiums." Also included are 16 metal advertising tags from Tobacco bags from the early 20th century. 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 5273

$40
This lot includes the group of Arctic exploration books by Peter Freuchen shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Book of the Eskimos, Book of the Seven Seas, It's All Adventure, Men of the Frozen North, Arctic Adventure, It's All Adventure, The Arctic Year, Vagrant Viking, Ice Floes and Flaming Water, Adventures in the Arctic. 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. This lot includes several ex-library volumes, with typical indications. Several of the books in this lot include the original dust jackets, some jackets show wear.
 
Lot 5274

$225
Title: Jan van Goyen 1596-1656 Ein Oeuvreverzeichnis
Author: Hans-Ulrich Beck
Publisher: Van Gendt and Co.
Printing Year: 1972-1973
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in olive cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the front board and spine, and complete with slipcase, this antique set is a scarce study of Jan van Goyen's work. The work features many reproductions of Van Goyen's work. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 9 1/4" x 12".
 
Lot 5275

$50
Title: Le Paysage Dans La peinture Flamande, DE1500 A 1750
Author: Georges G. De Jonckheere
Publisher: Edition De Jonckheere
Printing Year: 1996

Condition/Details: Bound in ivory cloth with black embossed lettering on the front board and spine and in the original pictorial slipcase, this volume is a scholarly work on the history of Flemish landscape paintings. The work is illustrated with many color reproductions of the paintings. The volume is in near-new condition, and is tightly bound, with bright, clean pages. The slipcase shows some wear, with light rubbing along the extremities. The case measures approximately 9 3/4" x 12 1/4" and contains 332 pages.
 
Lot 5276

$25
This lot includes the group of early Little Golden Books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes some first editions. The volumes in this lot feature matte finishes to their spines. Some titles include: Susie's New Stove: The Little Chef's Cookbook, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Lively Little Rabbit and A Year on the Farm, among others. Some volumes bear 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 5277

$70
This lot includes the group of decorative literature in slipcases shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes come from several publishers, including Heritage Press, Folio Press and The Library of America. Titles in this lot include Through the Looking-Glass, The Scarlett Letter, Poems of Love, Leave it to Psmith, The Age of Scandal, Rebecca, Animal Farm, and three works by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 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 5278

$110
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 5279

$45
Title: The United States Railway Post Office Postmark Catalog 1864-1977
Author: Charles L. Towle (vol. one, two, three) & Fred MacDonald (vol. two, three)
Publisher: Mobile Post Office Society, Inc., Affiliate No. 64, American Philatelic Society
Printing Year: 1990
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Appearing in three binders, this set is a scarce work on the history of the United States Railway Post Office and their postmarks. Each volume appears in a separate binder. The volumes show light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The binders measure approximately 11 3/4" x 11 1/2". This lot also includes Postmarks on Postcards: An Illustrated Guide to Early 20th Century U. S. Postmarks and The William Wyer Collection of Railroad and Inland Waterways Covers.
 
Lot 5280

$20
This lot includes the group of 20 volumes of My Movie Business, A Memoir, author-signed by John Irving, 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 5281

$45
This lot includes the group of best selling author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Robert B. Parker, Lawrence Block, John Grisham, John Irving, Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler. 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 5282

$10
This lot includes the group of World War I-era militaria shown in the corresponding image. This material include two pairs of pants and two pairs of spats. 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 5283

$70
This lot includes the group of military uniforms shown in the corresponding image. This material includes six jackets, including two women's; a cap; pants; and shirts. 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.
 
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