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Lot 5284

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles relating to Arctic exploration:

- Schwatka's Search: Sledging in the Arctic in Quest of the Franklin Records by William H. Gilder - Dated 1881 by Charles Scribner's Sons - This volume displays some soiling to the boards. The volume features one (of two) color maps. The front hinge is lightly shaken. The volume bears a previous owner's bookplate ("Ethel Fronthingham Putnam") inside the front board and stamp to the title page.
- Our Lost Explorers: The Narrative of the Jeannette Arctic Expedition as Related by the Survivors, and in the Records and Last Journals of Lieutenant De Long by Raymond Lee Newcomb - Dated 1882 by American Publishing Company - The hinges are shaken. The reverse of frontispiece portrait, and the title page display scattered foxing.
- American Exploration in the Ice Zones by Prof. J. E. Nourse - Dated 1884 by D. Lothrop and Company - This volume, complete with folding map in rear pocket, displays some fraying cloth at the ends of the spine and at the corners of the boards. The cloth displays a 2" tear at the top of the spine. The hinges are slightly shaken.
- With Nansen in the North: A Record of the Fram Expedition in 1893-96 by Hjalmar Johansen - Dated 1899 by Ward, Lock and Co. Limited - The volume bears a gift inscription on the half-title page. The tissue guard of the frontispiece and title page display scattered foxing.
- Report on the Dominion Government Expedition to Hudson Bay and the Arctic Islands on Board the D. G. S. Neptune 1903 - 1904 by A. P. Low - Dated 1906 by Ottawa Government Printing Office - The volume bears a previous owner's bookplate. The rear inside hinge has started to crack. The volume is complete with fold-out map in rear pocket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5286

$55
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes 15 World War II-era pinbacks. The pins feature a number of phrases, including: "CATCH ME GIRLS, I'M EASY MONEY;" "RIDE MY HORSE BUT LEAVE MY jackASS ALONE;" "HOLD IT BABY IT'S TOO DIVINE;" "ATTACK HITLER NOW OPEN SECOND FRONT;" AND "THE YANKS ARE NOT COMING;" among others. This lot also includes two buttons that were cigarette premiums. 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 5287

$35
Title: The Children's Story of the War
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
Printing Year: c.1915
Number of Volumes: 10 volumes

Notes: Bound in green paper wrappers, these antique volumes scarce copies from this series on World War I. The title pages states that these volumes were "Recommended by the Minister of Education for use in the Public and separate School Libraries of Ontario." The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings. This lot includes volumes 1-9 and 11. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some volumes displaying some staining or minor tears. The cover of volume 11 is detached and present. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2".
 
Lot 5288

$45
Title: Store Days
Author: Claes Oldenburg
Publisher: Something Else Press, Inc.
Printing Year: 1967

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth-covered boards, and complete with mylar-covered dust jacket, this vintage volume is a scarce, author-signed work by the famed Swedish sculptor Claes Oldenburg. "Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects" (courtesy of Wikipedia). The reverse of the front flyleaf bears an original signature of Claes Oldenburg. Affixed to the front flyleaf is a glassine pocket that holds a business card for The Store, which features an announcement for the grand opening. The work is illustrated with many photographs and reproductions of Oldenburg's art. The volume shows mild external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket displays shelf wear to its lower edge, displaying some tears. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 5290

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of French-language titles printed in Germany during World War II:

- DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AU CONFLIT GERMANO-YOUGOSLAVE ET GERMANO-GREC by Unattributed - Dated 1941 by Auswärtiges Amt (Berlin)
- Documents relatifs à la politique franco-anglaise d'extension de la guerre by Unattributed - Dated 1940 by Auswärtiges Amt (Berlin)
- Documents polonais relatifs à l'histoire des origines de la guerre by Unattributed - Dated 1940 by Auswärtiges Amt (Berlin)
- Nouveaux documents relatifs à la politique d'extension de la guerre des Puissances occidentales: Les conversations d'états-majors de l'Angleterre et de la France avec la Belgique et les Pays-Bas by Unattributed - Dated 1940 by Auswärtiges Amt (Berlin)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5291

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of first editions:

- The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice - Dated 1985 by Alfred A. Knopf - This stated first edition is complete with dust jacket. The front flap of the dust jacket contains the letters "FPT" in the upper left corner. The bottom of the rear flap of the jacket displays the text "10/85." The top edge of the text block is tinted purple. The jacket displays some edge wear, with a small tear near the top right corner of the front jacket. The boards display small areas of light staining.
- Half of Paradise by James Lee Burke - Dated 1965 by Houghton Mifflin Company - This is a stated first printing of the first edition of this author's first book. Lacking a dust jacket, the boards display small areas of moisture indications. The spine is slightly cocked. The text block is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages.
- The Stand by Stephen King - Dated 1978 by Doubleday and Company, Inc. - This vintage volume is a stated first edition of one of Stephen King's popular works. The volume displays "T39" at the bottom of page 823. The boards exhibit light staining and some rubbing at the edges. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5292

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles authored by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore:

- We Were Soldiers Once...and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1992 by Random House - This volume, complete with dust jacket, and signed by both authors on the title page, is an account of Ia Drang--"The battle that changed the war in Vietnam."
- We Are Soldiers Still by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1998 by Harper Collins - This stated first edition is complete with dust and signed by both authors on the title page. This volume recounts the authors' visit back to the Ia Drang Valley. The front board displays a bumped lower right corner.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5293

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books and guides about the armed forces shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these volumes contain information on tactics, survival and weapons, among other subjects. 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 5294

$45
This lot includes the two Brodie helmets shown in the corresponding image. Also known as "doughboy" helmets, one helmet dates to the World War I era, while the other is closer to the World War II Era. 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 5295

$35
This lot includes the group of signed literature 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 5298

$15
This very large shelf lot includes the group of estates 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 5299

$275
Title: Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin, Die Niederlandischen Meister
Author: Elfried Bock and Jakob Rosenberg
Publisher: Prestel-Verlag
Printing Year: 1931 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in light tan cloth with black lettering along the spine, this antique set is an extremely scarce, complete German catalog of the artwork of Dutch masters in the Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin. The first volume contains 340 pages of text in two columns, describing the 15th- through 18th-century Dutch and Flemish drawings in the collection. The second volume contains 220 pages of plates of the artwork found in the museum.

These volumes contain the bookplate of 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 volumes show moderate external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and some tearing to the cloth on the boards. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text blocks are well bound, with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 11 1/4" x 13 3/4".
 
Lot 5300

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of uncorrected proofs 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 5301

$110
This lot features the Alphabet Series, published by Ambassador Arts and Champion/Serigrafia, a series of twenty-six letters designed by twelve prominent international graphic designers in 1994. This set of unsigned posters is in mint condition and unopened (a display set was used to provide the images of this lot). Each poster of this set measures approximately 23" x 35".

The artists in order of appearance include:
A&N: Michael Berirut;
B&V: Peter Saville;
C&L: Seymour Chwast;
D&J: Paul Davie;
E&Q: Heinz Edelmann;
F&Z: Tom Geismar;
G, I&P: Paula Scher;
H&U: Yaron Vardimon;
K&W: Pierre Mendell;
M&R: Rosemarie Tissi;
O&S: Shigeo Fukuda; and
T, X&Y: Woody Pirtle.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 5302

$80
This lot includes the Korean War souvenir shown in the corresponding image. This item is a United States Air Force Sabre Jet tabletop lighter. This lot also includes a postcard depicting the same model of aircraft. 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 5303

$10
This lot includes the group of signed books edited by Joyce Reardon shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Joyce Reardon. This lot includes twenty copies of Reardon's The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer. 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 5304

$20
This lot includes the group of books on aviation shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: If You Want to Fly, Wings, History of Marine Corps Aviation in World War II, Flying Fortress and Log of the Liberators, 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 5305

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Arctic exploration titles:

- Hunting and Adventure in the Arctic by Fridtjof Nansen - Dated 1925 by Duffield and Company - Volume shows moderate wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine and the boards cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound, with lightly age-toned pages.
- Across Iceland by Olive Murray Chapman - Dated 1930 by John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd. - Ex-library volume with typical indications. Some restoration work is apparent, with tape along the seam of the title page and along the internal hinges of the boards. Text block is well bound, with lightly age-toned pages.
- The Rescue of Greely by Commander W. S. Schley and Professor J. R. Soley - Dated 1885 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Several fold-out maps and charts are at the rear of the volume. Text block is well bound, with some play. Pages are lightly age-toned. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges.
- The Last Cruise of the Miranda by Henry Collins Walsh - Dated 1896 by The Transatlantic Publishing Company - This is an ex-library volume, with typical indications. Moisture indications and darkening to the spine and boards. This text block shows some play.
- My Attainment of the Pole by Dr. Frederick A. Cook - Dated 1912 by Mitchell Kennerley - This volume shows light wear, with sunning to the spine and the board edges lightly rubbed. The text block is bound, with light wear.
- An Arctic Boat Journey, In the Autumn of 1854 by Isaac I. Hayes - Dated 1867 by Ticknor and Fields - A portion of the bottom of the title page is torn, with all pieces present. The volume shows well externally. There is a moisture indication to several of the front pages.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5306

$25
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: Charles Frazier, Harlan Coben, Ruth Rendell, Paige Rense, Barbara Parker, Sara Paretsky, Philip Kerr, Javier Sierra, Tess Gerritsen and Dick Francis. 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 5307

$110
Title: Eugene Field
Author: Poems of Childhood
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1904

Condition/Details: Gorgeously bound in black cloth with pictorial paper label on the front board portraying a Maxfield Parrish illustration, this antique volume provides a collection of poetry for children by Eugene Field. This volume is wonderfully illustrated by the acclaimed artist Maxfield Parrish, with all illustrations listed in the table of contents present. The volume shows wonderfully, with very light external age/wear. The boards and spine are clean and show only light shelf wear. The text block contains clean, lightly age-toned pages. There are occasional tears to a few pages, and the illustration for Wynken, Blynken and Nod is detached. The book measures approximately 7" x 9 1/2" and contains 199 pages.
 
Lot 5308

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of Civil War prison of war titles:

- The Tragedy of Andersonville, Trial of Captain Henry Wirz, The Prison Keeper by General N. P. Chipman - Dated 1911 by Privately Published by the Author - First edition, bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing and white and black image of a soldier. This volume shows some age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities, and the boards separating along the internal hinges.
- The Southern Side; or, Andersonville Prison by R. Randolph Stevenson - Dated 1876 by Turnbull Brothers - This volume shows extensive age/wear, with moisture indications internal and externally, loose pages, including the title page and frontispiece fold-out map, tearing along the edges of pages and front board and spine cover detached. The volume has been carefully stored in a modern, plastic dust jacket.
- Battle Field and Prison Pen by John W. Urban - Dated 1882 by Cottage Library Publishing House - Decoratively bound with intricately detailed gilt and black embossing. This volume shows rubbing to the extremities and the boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound, with clean pages.
- Martyria; or, Andersonville Prison by Augustus C. Hamlin - Dated 1866 by Lee and Shepard - This volume shows significant age/wear, with significant external and internal moisture indications, rubbing to the extremities, cocked spine, and lightly age-toned pages.
- Life and Death in Rebel Prisons by Robert H. Kellogg - Dated 1866 by L. Stebbins - This volume shows age/wear, with moisture indications and external rubbing. The text block is well bound, with age-toned pages and slight cocking.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5309

$50
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes an initialed pocket watch, a man's ring with "St. Nazaire - 1918" on its face, a collection of Kellogg's box tops from the 1930s and 1940s and World War II-era copies of for people in service, among many other items. 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 5310

$60
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage photographs shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a collection of photographs depicting a number of notable political and military figures, including: Franklin D. Roosevelt, J. Edgar Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman, among others. Many of the photographs measure approximately 8" by 10". Several photos are accompanied by short descriptions, while others bear handwriting on their obverse and/or reverse, which indicates that they are wire photos. 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 5312

$35
This lot includes the group of United States military helmets shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes five Vietnam Conflict-era helmets. The helmets are complete with liners. 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 5313

$80
This shelf lot includes the group of books of military, war and combat history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a small, original 1939 German pamphlet "Morgen Marschieren Wir" ("Tomorrow We March"), as well as other titles on World War II. 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 5314

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 5315

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of Arctic exploration titles hand-signed by Vilhjalmur Stefansson:

- My Life With The Eskimo by Vilhjalmur Stefansson - Dated 1913 by Macmillan Company - Author-signed and inscribed on the front fly leaf, to S.M. Morris. Volume shows moderate wear, with the front board detached from the text block. Typed and hand-signed letter from Stefansson on his letterhead from the American Geographical Society, dated 1925, is adhered inside of the rear board. Binding shows some play, with lightly age-toned pages.
- Iceland, The First American Republic by Vilhjalmur Stefansson - Dated 1939 by Doubleday, Doran & Company - Hand-signed and inscribed to Natalie on the half-title page. Dust jacket is in pieces inside of the front board. Moisture indications and rubbing to the boards and rear endpapers. Moisture indications to the dust jacket.
- The Northward Course of Empire by Vilhjalmur Stefansson - Dated 1922 by Harcourt, Brace and Company Hand-inscribed and signed "To Robert G. Hanson, by his fellow mid-westerner Vilhjalmur Stefansson, San Francisco, October 6, 1924." Includes fold-out map at rear of volume. Pages well bound, with light age toning.

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)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5316

$30
This lot includes the group of art and photography books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes six copies of A Village Christmas by Thomas Kinkade, eleven copies of Unseen Warhol, six volumes featuring the work of Mort Künstler, four copies of Icons and Idols, four copies of America On My Mind and one copy of The Greatest Adventure. 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 5317

$30
This lot includes the group of signed books by best-selling authors shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: James Patterson, Tom Clancy, Larry McMurtry, Patricia Cornwell and Janet Evanovich. 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 5318

$45
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a number of items relating to the 1939 New York World's Fair. Included in this lot are approximately 30 postcards, a Shell map, a decantur, a Mobil gas pin, box of small photographs, a "Special Ticket" and a hankie. 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. The items in this lot show little external age/wear. The postcards display well, remaining clean and bright.
 
Lot 5320

$80
Title: Frans Hals
Author: Seymour Slive
Publisher: Phaidon
Printing Year: 1970
Number of Volumes: Complete 3-volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine, and complete with dust jackets, this vintage set is a scarce work on the art of Frans Hals. "Frans Hals (the Elder) (c. 1580 – 1666) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. He is notable for his loose painterly brushwork, and helped introduce this lively style of painting into Dutch art. Hals was also instrumental in the evolution of 17th century group portraiture" (courtesy of Wikipedia). The work features many illustrations within the text, along with numerous full-page illustrations in volume two. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/4".
 
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