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Lot 6420

$90

Details: This collection of vintage stamps has been carefully, neatly curated and cataloged by its original owner, who managed to gather postage from some off-beat and exotic locales. Accompanying a large and generous group of stamps from South Africa is a 1952 catalog. One cover has a rare cancellation from Marion Island, in the south Indian Ocean. Much smaller groups of stamps are from Fiji and Ceylon. Some stamps have been used; others are in mint condition, including airmail blocks, advertisement booklets, etc.

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Condition / Notes: These philatelic materials are all in excellent condition.

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Lot 6421

$55

Title: China in Western Literature: A Continuation of Cordier's Bibliotheca Sinica
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Tung-Li Yuan
Publisher: Far Eastern Publications, Yale University
City: New Haven
Year: 1958
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xix/802 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 6422

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on nature and geology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Caterpillars and Their Moths" (The Century Co., 1921) by Ida Mitchell Eliot and Caroline Gray Soule, "The Ice Age in North America and Its Bearings upon the Antiquity of Man" (D. Appleton and Company, 1890) and "American Food and Game Fishes" (Doubleday, Page & Co., 1902) by David Starr Jourdan and Barton Warren Evermann, illustrated with chromolithographic plates.

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Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 6423

$1250

Details: This is the premiere issue of Hugh Heffner's landmark magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the Sweetheart of the Month. The magazine was originally entitled "Stag Party" until an unrelated outdoor magazine "Stag" threatened to sue Heffner. This first issue, undated owing to Heffner's doubts about its continuation, was priced at 50 cents and proved an instant success, selling out the initial circulation of 53,991 copies in a matter of weeks. Heffner's statement on page three included this paragraph: "We want to make clear from the very start, we aren't a 'family magazine.' If you're somebody's sister, wife or mother-in-law and picked us up by mistake, please pass us along to the man in your life and get back to your Ladies Home Companion." As well as the cover and exclusive nude shot of Marilyn, the magazine included Virgil Partch cartoons mocking the Kinsey Report, an Ambrose Bierce short story, and a Conan Doyle excerpt "Introducing Sherlock Holmes."
Condition / Notes: This impressive magazine was very well cared-for and is intact condition with only very light age/wear indications, with a very small tear to upper spine corner and a small moisture spot on the lower right cover. Both covers and all pages securely attached.

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Lot 6424

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on American travel and history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Vanished Ruin Era: San Francisco's Classic Artistry of Ruin Depicted in Picture and Song" (Paul Elder and Company Publishers, 1910, ex-library) by Louis J. Stellman, "California: For Health, Pleasure and Residence. A Book for Travellers and Settlers" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1874) by Charles Nordhoff and "Scenic Treasures of California including Grand Canyon of Arizona" compiled, engraved and printed by Tom Jones and "made expressly and exclusively for Fred Harvey."

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Condition / Notes: 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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Lot 6425

$70

Details: This collection of antique toys and children's games includes checkers and lotto, a set of "Falcon" Bildmor Blox in their original box, a child's wristwatch, copyright 1952, featuring Lucy from the "Peanuts" comic strip, a painted lead indian, and two metal game pieces or tokens. One is a car from an old Monopoly game, but the origin of the zeppelin is unknown. Or perhaps they are both old Cracker Jack toys. The wooden blocks were made in Jamestown, New York (also famous as the birthplace of Lucille Ball).

The checkers and lotto game have been kept in an old wooden cigar box from Ithaca, NY.

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Condition / Notes: The cardboard lid of the wooden box holding the building blocks is in rough shape. The lead indian is in good condition with minimal paint loss. The wind-up wristwatch does not work.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 6426

$250

Title: Houdini: His Life Story by Harold Kellock from the Recollections and Documents of Beatrice Houdini
Author: Harold Kellock
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Company
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/384 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and very minor loss at outside corners of boards. Binding is sound. Previous owners' bookplate and signature appear on front pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. This work contains a frontispiece portrait and a number of photographic plates.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6427

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Singing in the Morning and Other Essays about Martha's Vineyard" (Simon and Schuster, 1951) signed by Henry Beetle Hough, a first edition of "The Refugee in the United States" (Oxford University Press, 1938, in dust jacket) signed by Harold Fields, and a first edition of "Pioneers of Freedom" (The Vanguard Press, 1929, in dust jacket) by McAlister Coleman, with an introduction by Norman Thomas.

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Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 6428

$100

Title: The King of the Animal Kingdom. How He Caught, Tamed and Ruled His Subjects. Natural History from a New Standpoint. Presenting a Complete and Thorough Study of the Nature, Habits and Characteristics of the Beasts, Birds and Reptiles of the Earth together with the Story of Their Capture in Their Native Wilds combining Science, Narrative and Adventure. The Result of the Author's Life-Long Experience and Study, with a FUll Account of His Famous Expedition into Central Africa in Search of Wild Animals
Author: P. T. Barnum - Phineas Taylor Barnum was an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, "I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me," and his personal aims were "to put money in his own coffers." Barnum is widely, but erroneously, credited with coining the phrase "There's a sucker born every minute."

Born in Bethel, Connecticut, Barnum became a small-business owner in his early twenties, and founded a weekly newspaper, before moving to New York City in 1834. He embarked on an entertainment career, first with a variety troupe called "Barnum's Grand Scientific and Musical Theater," and soon after by purchasing Scudder's American Museum, which he renamed after himself. Barnum used the museum as a platform to promote hoaxes and human curiosities such as the '"Feejee" mermaid' and "General Tom Thumb." In 1850 he promoted the American tour of singer Jenny Lind, paying her an unprecedented $1,000 a night for 150 nights.

After economic reversals due to bad investments in the 1850s, and years of litigation and public humiliation, he used a lecture tour, mostly as a temperance speaker, to emerge from debt. His museum added America's first aquarium and expanded the wax figure department.

Barnum served two terms in the Connecticut legislature in 1865 as a Republican for Fairfield. With the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution over slavery and African-American suffrage, Barnum spoke before the legislature and said, "A human soul, 'that God has created and Christ died for,' is not to be trifled with. It may tenant the body of a Chinaman, a Turk, an Arab or a Hottentot - it is still an immortal spirit." As mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut he worked to improve the water supply, bring gas lighting to streets, and to enforce liquor and prostitution laws. Barnum was instrumental in starting Bridgeport Hospital, founded in 1878, and was its first president.

The circus business was the source of much of his enduring fame. He established "P. T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome," a traveling circus, menagerie and museum of "freaks," which adopted many names over the years.
Publisher: R. S. Peale & Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1889
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 8" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce salesman sample of this title. Antique volume lacks spine cover and has detached boards. Text block is intact. Title page shows soiling. Soiling and smudging can be seen at margins. Profusely illustrated. Color plates appear at rear of volume, as do lined pages for listing of subscribers (with several names, addresses and occupations provided on first page).

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Lot 6429

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The 1928 Cornellian" (Cornell Annuals, Inc., 1928), H. Antoine D'Arcy's "The Face upon the Floor and Other Ballads" (Green Room Club, 1918), signed by the author, and Mary Godolphin's "Robinson Crusoe in Words of One Syllable" (McLoughlin Brothers, Publishers, 1882, with color plates).

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Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6430

$130

Title: Poems of Childhood
Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime. A collection of her last poems was published by her husband, Robert Browning, shortly after her death.
Publisher: James Miller
City: New York
Year: 1867
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 162 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth over boards with beveled edges, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with fraying at ends of spine and minor loss of material at outside corners of boards. Hinges are cracked, with binding beginning to separate at front hinge. Frontispiece portrait of author is detached. Gilt-edged pages display scattered light foxing. In addition to frontispiece, this work contains a vignette portrait of the author on title page and small number of in-text illustrations by Hennessy and Thwaites.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6431

$45

Title: Cobras in His Garden
Author: Harry Kursh
Publisher: Harvey House, Inc. Publishers
City: Irvington-on-Hudson, New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 192 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Cobas in His Garden" is the dramatic biography of William E. Haast, the "snake man" whose courage and matchless skills have intrigued millions in magazine articles and on television programs shown throughout the world. Here now is the complete and astonishing narrative of the man who faces death routinely in his relentless pursuit of venoms from the world's most toxic creatures - all in the name of science." (initial paragraph of dust jacket blurb).

William E. "Bill" Haast (December 30, 1910 - June 15, 2011[1]) was the director of the Miami Serpentarium Laboratories, a facility near Punta Gorda, Florida, which produces snake venom for medical and research use. Haast extracted venom from venomous snakes from the time he was a boy. From 1947 until 1984, he operated the Miami Serpentarium, a tourist attraction south of Miami, Florida, where he extracted venom from snakes in front of paying customers.
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Condition / Notes: This is a scarce association copy of this first edition of this work, with a lengthy inscription by Florida snake handler William E. Haast and his wife, Nancy Harrell.

Volume is bound in yellow cloth with stamped dark brown lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design depicting cobra appears on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with very light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with b&w photos.

Intact pictorial dust jacket shows shelfwear, with small closed tears to bottom edges.

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Lot 6432

$10

Details: This ephemera collection consists of advertisements, flyers, and catalogs from the manufacturers of wooden furniture, carpets, metal office furniture, and other interior decorating and design concerns. Companies include the Olson Rug Co., Art Metal of Jamestown, NY, Hartman's of Chicago, Better Homes & Gardens, George J. Haberer's of Lowville, NY, and the Manistee Mfg. Co. of Manistee, MI.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the 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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Lot 6433

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The American Farm Book; or Compend of American Agriculture" (C. M. Saxton, 1851) by R. L. Allen, "Elements of Scientific and Practical Agriculture..." (Allen, Morrill and Wardwell, 1842) by Alonzo Gray, and "A Text Book of the Physics of Agriculture" (Self-Published, 1901) by F. H. King.

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Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6434

$60

Title: Picasso: The Artist and His Model and Other Recent Works
Author: Helene Parmelin
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 183 pages
Width: 11.25" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in tan cloth, with stamped blue and red lettering to spine and facsimile of artist's signature in red on front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Work is illustrated with many tipped-in plates.

Dust jacket shows shelfwear.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6435

$15

Details: These two vintage, grape-patterned copper luster ware jugs or pitchers were made in England by Sadler. The larger one is 5" tall and about 4.5" in diameter; the smaller one is 4.5" tall and 4" in diameter. The larger one is marked 1615 B, and the smaller one is marked 1615 J.

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Condition / Notes: Both jugs are in excellent condition with no damage.

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Lot 6436

$10

Title: The Harvard Medical School: A History, Narrative and Documentary, 1782-1905
Author: Thomas Francis Harrington
Editor: James Gregory Mumford
Publisher: Lewis Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1905
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Two volumes of this antique set lack leather spine covers (that of first volume is laid in, as are upper and lower portions of that of third volume). Spine cover of first volume displays narrow cracking along spines and across panels. Books otherwise show light soiling to covers. Bindings are sound. Volumes have decorative endpapers and gilt top edges. First volume has two pages with small amount of underlining in ink. Third volume has faint pencil markings to a small number of pages. Lightly age-toned interiors are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with plates.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6437

$15

Title: Explanatory Diagrams of Modern Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Gye Chuk Mun Wha Sa
City: Korea
Year: 1974
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 167 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This alternative medicine volume is a scarce description of acupuncture techniques.

Volume is bound in patterned green paper-covered boards with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. The volume shows light external age/wear concentrated at the extremities, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages, publisher's slips are present, excellent internal condition. The text is written in English and Asian characters, with corresponding passages paired on each page and the lessons provide detailed information about anatomy and technique. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings.

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Lot 6438

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on Civil War history and literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Noble and the Defiant" (Carlton Press, 1971) signed by author Mark B. Hester, "The Great Conspiracy: Its Origin and History" (A. R. Hart & Co., Publishers, 1886) by John A. Logan, and "Rebels of the New South" (Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1905) by Walter Marion Raymond.

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Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 6439

$25

Title: The Mormon Elder's Secret, or a Terrible Temptation
Author: Charles Reade
Publisher: Frank Crouch
City: New York
Year: circa 1896
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 240 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is an uncommon re-edition of Charles Reade's "A Terrible Temptation." No other editions with title "The Mormon Elder's Secret" appear to exist. It is possible that publisher altered name and attached what seems to be an advertisement section entitled "The secret revealed" at end of volume (pages 233-240).


Antique volume is bound in illustrated wrappers. Book shows mild external wear, with minor chipping at edges. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 6440

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are several volumes of "The Bodley Books" series (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884), "The Chunky Store" (McLoughlin Brothers, Inc., 1929), and "Ideal Painting Book" (McLoughlin Bros., n.d.) with bright chromolithographs.

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Condition / Notes: 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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Lot 6441

$25

Title: Census of the State of New York for 1875
Author: uncredited author
Editor: C. W. Seaton
Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1877
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxiv/465 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather over maroon cloth-covered boards, ,with leather-tipped corners and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows edgewear, some scratching to covers and scuffing at corners. Minor loss of material can be seen at foot of spine and at corners. Binding is sound. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Endpapers and initial pages of text are foxed. Remaining pages are largely clean and without markings, with only very occasional light foxing at margins. This work is made up of a large number of tables relaying information on such topics as population, birthplaces, mortality, gender, marital status, dwellings, churches, agriculture, occupation, public date, Indian reservations. Maps present census results for increase of population, ethnicity, agriculture and value of dwellings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6442

$30

Details: This colorful collection of 16 packages of vintage blackboard chalk, colored pencils, and children's crayons are all in their original boxes. In addition to Binney & Smith, creators of the classic Crayolas, other manufacturers include RoseArt, the American Crayon Co., Sargent Art, the Creston Crayon Co., the Venus Pen & Pencil Corp., and Best Art Products.

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These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

Condition / Notes: These boxes are intact and full. Most of thee packages have been opened, and in most cases, the items inside have been used.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 6443

$30

Title: Guide to the Capitol and National Executive Offices of the United States
Author: Robert Mills - Robert Mills, most famously known for designing the Washington Monument, is sometimes called the first native born American to become a professional architect, though Charles Bulfinch perhaps has a clearer claim to this honor. Mills studied in Charleston, South Carolina as a student of Irish-born architect James Hoban-who later designed the White House, which became the official home of US presidents. Both Hoban and Mills were Freemasons.
Publisher: Wm. Greer, Printer
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1847-48
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 94 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique booklet is bound in original blue printed wrappers that show chipping and minor loss to spine and edges. Binding is tight. Pages display light foxing throughout. Illustrated with a frontispiece number of plans of the U.S. Congress and government buildings. This volume lacks map at rear.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6444

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decoratively bound poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Frederick Peterson's "In the Shade of Ygdrasil" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1893), signed by the author, and a first edition of "The Epic of Hades" (Henry S. King & Co., 1876) by Sir Lewis Morris.

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Condition / Notes: 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6445

$10

Book Details: This collection of antique works of theology falls into two uneven camps. Four of the books deal with the more esoteric or theoretical precincts of the Christian faith, e.g. "Ecclesiology: The Church and Kingdom of God on Earth," and "Catholic and Protestant Nations Compared." The remaining two volumes are more practical, and endeavor to guide a truly Christian life. One of these was published in Fredericktown, MD in 1818; the other in New York in 1836.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6446

$45

Details: This elegant, regal cobalt blue Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG) ware is in the King's 500 pattern, made in 1890-1. This group includes a lidded butter dish, spooner, sugar bowl lid, and a smaller, open sugar.

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Condition / Notes: The base of the butter dish has a chip on top of the rim, and the sugar bowl lid is chipped from the inside (see photos). The butter lid, the spooner, and the open sugar are in excellent condition, with little gilt loss.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6447

$60

Details: Brass is the theme of this lot, which consists of a pair of Frankart bookends and an ornate Victorian picture frame with easel.

The bookends are in the Art Deco style, and show a sailor boy and his dog. They are 5.5" x 7" x 3/3.4", and have felted bottoms. The picture frame is Art Nouveau, measures 8.75" x 12", with a 4.25" x 5.75" picture opening.

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Condition / Notes: The picture frame has some oxidation, particularly on the back.

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Lot 6448

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896) edited by A. H. Bullen, and a first edition of "My Leisure Hours: A Collection of Poems" (S. F. Emery, 1888) by Samuel F. Emery.

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Condition / Notes: 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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Lot 6449

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed first edition of "The Mystery of the Singing Walls" (D. Appleton and Company, 1925) by William Averill Stowell, and a first printing of "Poor Man's Gold" (Little, Brown, and Company, 1936, in dust jacket) by Courtney Ryley Cooper.

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Condition / Notes: 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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Lot 6450

$425

Details: This truly unusual collection of vintage and antique postcards specializes in cards from Asia, a number of which are rare, real photo postcards (RPPCs). Countries include China, Japan, India, and Java. One beautiful set of ten cards are hand-colored pictures of geisha and rickshaws, still in their original envelope. Another set of 25 was made in China, with original paintings embellished with cleverly recycled postage stamps.

Postcards from elsewhere in the world are also in this collection, including RPPCs from Rio de Janeiro, an embroidered card from Spain, and linen and chrome photograph cards from other countries. A folder from an ocean liner, the "Arandora Star" of the Blue Star Line, and one featuring the homes of Hollywood movie stars, complete the lot. All together, there are about 80 postcards in this lot.

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Condition / Notes: A few of the cards have been written on, but most are unused and in very good condition. Some of the RPPCs have curled.

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Lot 6451

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of World War I shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Manual of the Stevedore and Labor Battalions (Corps of Engineers and Quartermaster Corps U. S. Army) (W. F. Roberts Company, Inc., 1918) signed by author Captain Henry M. Earle, "Machine-Gun Drill Regulations (Provisional) 1917" (Government Printing Office, 1918), and "The Great War, Third Volume: The Original German Plan and Its Culmination" (George Barrie's Sons, 1916) by George H. Allen, Henry C. Whitehead and F. E. Chadwick. The latter contains numerous well-preserved fold-out maps and plates.

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Condition / Notes: 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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Lot 6452

$30

Details: Most of this collection of vintage estate items are souvenirs from foreign travels decades ago, when the world was less easily accessible. Included are two hand-beaded, velvet purses from Agra, India, embroidered with peacocks and the Taj Mahal; a pair of blue Moroccan leather slippers, two Chinese silk embroidered panels, and a small packet of 1960s-vintage postcards and stamps. The one American item is an Adirondack-style, hand-made wooden picture frame, complete with snowshoe, canoe, and paddles. The picture opening is 4.5" x 6.25".

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Condition / Notes: Please note that both Chinese silk embroidery items are damaged. All other items are in good condition.

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Lot 6453

$15

Book Details: The businessman and proponent of the American merchant marine Robert Dollar's "Memoirs," and his history, "130 Years of Steam Navigation," comprise this lot. These books were privately printed and remain in short supply. Volumes I-IV of the "Memoirs" are present; Volume II is missing.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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