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Lot 4148

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of original work by Trinidad-born artist Selwyn Garraway, including the various sketches, and book shown in the corresponding image(s). The sketch book contains a draft of a letter by the artist explaining his difficult economic circumstances. 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.

Condition / Notes: 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 4149

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes volumes relating to nature, agriculture, anthropology, and cotton. Also included is Webster's Dictionary and Hoyle's "The Official Rules of Card Games." There are nine volumes in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes in this lot show more advanced age/wear, such as chipping and/or loss to spine, moisture indications, and rubbing to boards. This lot includes one ex-library volume.
 
Lot 4150

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the antique nautical books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this collection are "Harper's Boating Book for Boys: A Guide to Motor Boating, Sailing, Canoeing and Rowing" (Harper & Brothers, 1912) and "The Story of Robert Fulton" by Peyton F. Miller (The Knickerbocker Press, 1908). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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 4151

$110

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are march songs, Irish songs, "a great philosophical song, " music from the Ziegfield Follies, and rare titles such as "Down in the Subway" and "Chinatown My Chinatown." 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.

Condition / Notes: 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 4152

$35

Title: Mary and Hugo; or, the Lost Angel: A Christmas Legend
Author: Elizabeth Oakes Smith
Publisher: Derby & Jackson
City: New York
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 149 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This book is illustrated by Felix Octavius Carr Darley (1822-1888), mid-nineteenth century America's most popular book illustrator. Combining a European style of illustration, skilled drawing technique, and American subject matter, he attained both critical and popular success. Darley was enormously productive, publishing nearly 4000 drawings for books, periodicals, newspapers, and bank notes. With the advent of photolithography in the late nineteenth century, his style of black and white line engraving went out of fashion and he is little known today.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative design. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Antique bookdealer's stamp appears on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with full-page Darley engravings.
 
Lot 4153

$70

Details: This lot includes the antique post card album shown in the corresponding image. This album contains real photo post cards, color postcards showing sites and landmarks in New York State that include images of the Catskills, Coney Island, a Hudson River steamer, a World War I instructing company, and of a number of towns and cities. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: 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 4154

$20

Title: A Review of the Lives and Works of Some of the Most Eminent Painters: With Remarks on the Opinions and Statements of Former Writers
Author: C. J. Nieuwenhuys
Publisher: Henry Hooper
City: London
Year: 1834
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 323 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in mauve cloth with bright gilt lettering stamped to spine and front cover. This ex-library volume has the customary markings and attachments. Book shows very light shelfwear. Binding is sound. Light foxing is visible at ends of text. Pages are otherwise clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 4155

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on coins and postal history shown in the corresponding image(s), including Sterling's Standard Descriptive & Price Catalogue of the Revenue Stamps of the U. S. (1888).

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.
 
Lot 4156

$15

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of military naval history 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.

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.
 
Lot 4157

$45

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique 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 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.
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.
 
Lot 4158

$175

Details: This lot includes the group of World War I posters shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains:

1)"Buy United States Government War savings Stamps: by Albert Sterner (c1918), printed by Strobridge Litho. Co. Cincinnati & New York.  This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some creasing and wear concentrated at the edges, with loss of lower right-hand side corner. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. Poster measures approximately 40" by 30".  Additional main body text includes: "Your money back with interest from the United States Treasury." Additional margin text includes: S-11

2) "Must Children Die and Mothers Plead in Vain" printed by Sackett & Wilhelms Corporation (c1918).  This bright poster shows beautifully and has some tearing and wear at the edges, with loss of area of upper right-hand corner measuring approximately 2.5" x 4.5" and tip of lower left-hand corner. There is some toning - marks in the margins. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. Poster measures approximately 30" by 40.25".  Additional main body text includes: "Buy More Liberty Bonds." Additional margin text includes: 1 - B

3)"Let U.S. Sing "America"" by S. L. Winternitz and D. Kirkpatrick (1916), printed by Pro-American Pub. Co., Chicago.  Image of Uncle Sam leading a chorus of the various ethnic groups that make up the population of the United States in singing "My Country, Tis of Thee." Members of the group hold signs indicating each particular group (English-American, German-American, Irish-American, etc.) with words and symbolism of flag, song being sung, domed public building in background, stressing unity over diversity.  This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some small tears and wear concentrated at the edges. This poster has been folded. It has not ever been taped or pinned. Poster measures approximately 28" x 22".  Additional main body text includes: 1776, "Now and Forever," "Now Boys All Together," "Preparedness," "One Country, One People, One Flag."
 
Lot 4159

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are P.D. James, Tess Gerritsen, and Lawrence Block, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 4160

$80

Title: March against Death, March on Washington
Artist: Pablo Picasso
Medium: Poster
Features: Original
Width: 23.25" Height: 15.0"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Poster shows nick in the area of upper right-hand corner and tiny crease at tip of bottom corner of the left side. Otherwise intact poster has no tears, punctures or taping.
 
Lot 4161

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of St. Nicholas children's magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). There are thirteen volumes included in this lot, which are from the late 1800s to the 1900s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These volumes show some advanced age/wear indications such as chipping and/or loss to the spine, and cracking along the hinges/gutters. These volumes are ex-library, and have bookplates adhered to the front endpapers.
 
Lot 4162

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Greek and Roman Gold and Silver Plate by D. E. Strong - Dated 1966 by Cornell University Press - First Edition - In dust jacket.
- Terracotta Figurines from Kourion in Cyprus by Suzanne Halstead Young, John Howard Young - Dated 1955 by University of Pennsylvania Museum
- Later Greek Sculpture and Its Influence on East and West by A. W. Lawrence - Dated 1927 by Harcourt, Brace and Company
- Athenian Lekythoi with Outline Drawing in Glaze Varnish on a White Ground by Arthur Fairbanks - Dated 1907 by The Macmillan Company - Volume shows significant external wear. Binding is detached at front hinge. Text block is intact.
- The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks by Gisela M. A. Richter - Dated 1950 by Yale University Press - Ex-library volume.
- Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: Attic Black-Figured Pelike, Kraters, Dinoi, Hydriai, and Kylikes by Marion True - Dated 1978 by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Fascicule 2 (U.S.A. Fascicule 19).  Volume and plates are preserved in cardboard chemise.
 
Lot 4163

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of antique photographs and original correspondence shown in the corresponding image. 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.

Condition / Notes: 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 4164

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the two antique volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain papers presented at the VIth International Inland Navigation Congress held in The Hague in 1894. The majority of these texts are in English. Papers are grouped around the questions papers are addressing (also indicated in the listing below). Contents of volumes is as follows:

VITh International Inland Navigation Congress, The Hague 1894.

CONTAINED IN THE FIRST VOLUME:

- 7th Question
- The Chataracts of the Dnieper by V. E. de Timonoff
- The Regulation of Rivers at Low Water by Herr Seidel
- The Regulation of Rivers at Low Water by Ph. W. Van Der Sleyden & R. J. Castendijk
- The Regulation of Rivers at Low Water by H. Girardon

- 6th Question
- Connection between the Depth of Streams and River Beds by R. Jasmund
- Relation between the Form of River Banks and the Nature of the Channel by P. Mengin-Lecreulx and G. Guiard
- Observations on the Formation of the Bottom of a River Whose Course Is Regulated by Means of Dams and Dikes: Report by Nikolas Maksimovitch
- Relations between the Configuration of Rivers and the Depths of Their Channels by R. J. Castendijk et al.
- The Pannerden Canal, Lower Rhine and Leck by J. G. Ermerins
- Remarks upon the Depth of the Upper Meuse between Mook and Hedel by R. Tutein Nolthenius
- Relations between the Configuration of Rivers and the Depths of Their Channels by C. B. Schuurman and H. L. van Hooff
- Relation between Curves in Rivers and the Depth of Water in Their Channel: The New Meuse and Waterway from Rotterdam to the Sea by D. J. Stein Parve.
- River Currents and the Configuration of River Beds by L. Leliavski
- The New Waterway to Rotterdam: Paper. By W. Gustav Triest

PERMANENT INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NAVIGATION CONGRESSES
X. CONGRESS, Milan, 1905

- Improvement of the Mouths of Rivers Discharging into Tideless Seas: Report. By A. Guerard
- Apercu historique du developpement des voies navigables de l'Empire de Russie. by E. F. Hoerschelmann (Kiev, 1894)

CONTAINED IN SECOND VOLUME

VI INTERNATIONAL INLAND NAVIGATION CONGRESS
- 2th (sic) Question
- The Port of Rotterdam by G. J. de Jongh
- The Port of Amsterdam by J. A. Shuurman
- The Plant of French Inland Navigation Ports: Report. By A. Monet and E. Dardenne

- 3th/3rd/3nd (sic) Question
- Efforts To Clear the Ice on Some of the Dutch Rivers by C. B. Schuurman and A. C. Burgdorffer
- Means for Preventing Ice Blockades by C. F. Cramer
- The Clearing Away of Ice in the Estuaries of Tidal and Non Tidal Rivers by Maurice Dibos
- Means for Preventing Ici (sic) Blockades by Cameree and P. Rigaux
- Various Systems and Methods for Breaking and Clearing Away Ice -- Ice-Breaking Boats -- Explosives etc. -- Results Obtained. -- Cost of Plant Necessary -- Working Expenses: Report. By M. P. Rigaux
- Means for Preventing Ice Blockades by M. Georges Narten
- Means for Preventing Ice Blockades by A. A. Bekaar and J. Nelemans

- 5th Question
- Tolls on Navigable Ways in France: Report. By Maurice Renaud
- Tolls and Taxes on Navigable Ways in Belgium: Report. By M. A. Dufourny
- Tolls on Navigable Ways: Report.. By Hans Hatschek
- Tolls on Navigable Ways by A. Deking Dura

NO LONGER INDICATION OF QUESTION

Ausfuhrung von Unterhaltungs-Arbeiten an Wasserstrassen, insbesondere Maurer- und Zimmer-Arbeiten wahrend des Winters by Schultz (no first name given, only title: "von Sr. Excellenz, dem Wirklichen Geheimen Rath und Ministerialdirector im Koniglich Preussischen Ministerium der Offentlichen Arbeiten, Schultz") A five-page contribution!

1. Frage
- Wasserverbrauch und Speisung, sowie Dichtungsarbeiten am Oder-Spree Kanale von Schultz
- Influence de la forme des bateaux et de l'etat de leur surface sur la resistance a la traction: memoire se rapportant a la 1re question. De J. V. Mendes Guerreiro

- 4th Question
- Traction and Propulsion on Canals, Canalised Rivers and on Free-Current Rivers by J. Hirsch and M. B. de Mas
- Traction and Propulsion upon Canals, Canalized Rivers and Rivers of Natural Flow by E. H. Stieltjes
- The Method To Organize Different Systems of Traction on Rivers, Canals etc. by Mr. A. de Bovet
- Front wrapper with title "Discours de M. Conrad" but no "discours" only plates.

Condition / Notes: Volumes shows significant external wear, with heavy moisture markings and some tears along spines. Binding of one volume is somewhat shaken. Staining appears along top rim of the same. Both volumes are profusely illustrated with intact fold-out plates.
 
Lot 4165

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of mounted posters shown in the corresponding image(s). This small collection contains an England/Japan Art exhibit poster, one for the Venice Biennale, and a Musica Viva poster. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Posters are generally in good condition. The poster for the Venice Biennale shows creasing along bottom edge. The one for Musica Viva has small abrasions and tears along top edge and right-hand side.
 
Lot 4166

$175

Title: Stamp Scrip
Author: Irving Fisher - Irving Fisher was an American economist, inventor, and health campaigner, and one of the earliest American neoclassical economists, though his later work on debt deflation is often regarded as belonging instead to the Post-Keynesian school.
Publisher: Adelphi Company Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1933
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 117 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is tight. Inscription to previous owner appears on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and unmarked. This work contains a number of full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 4167

$40

Title: An American Transport in the Crimean War
Author: John Codman
Publisher: Bonnell, Silver & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 198 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: Preface by the author's cousin military historian and lawyer John Codman Ropes.
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-inscribed first edition of this work. Inscription on preliminary page reads "Mr. Cleveland / with the kind / regards by his / old shipmate, / the author. / January (?) 1896." Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs. Book shows mild external wear. Hinges are cracked. Front flyleaf is also detached. Light foxing appears on both sides of frontispiece plate and title page. Remaining pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 4168

$45

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of military naval history 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.

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.
 
Lot 4169

$60

Title: Sea Fight off Monehegan: Enterpise and Boxer
Author: Sherwood Picking - Sherwood Picking was a U.S. Navy officer who became a notable submarine commander during World War I.  A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Picking graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1911. During World War I, he was cited for his heroism as a submarine commander. During the inter-war period, he commanded the Submarine Base at Coco Solo, Canal Zone. In the course of duty, he died 1 September 1941 in a plane crash in Scotland.

Publisher: Machigonne Press
City: Portland, Maine
Year: 1941
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/195 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Volume shows mild external wear, with spotting along front gutter and at ends of front cover. Binding is tight. Reverse side of frontispiece plate shows foxing. Interior is otherwise clean and unmarked. Contains pictorial endpaper and a small number of illustrations.
 
Lot 4170

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are "scrapped" books, a souvenir book from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, a 1901 issue of The Mercantile Adjuster, a 1917 Gold Medal Flour Cook Book, booklets relating to the Civil War, and material relating to the Second World War. 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.

Condition / Notes: 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 4171

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of two ancient Greek bronze coins shown in the corresponding image(s). These coins have a diameter of approximately 1" and 1.25". These coins bear the likeness of King Ptolemy, and are from the area of Cyrene. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These coins show some age/wear, including some rubbing and patina.
 
Lot 4172

$150

Title: William Frederick's (1874) Scale Journey: A Scratchbuilder's Evolutionary Development
Author: Antonio Mendez C.
Editor: Scottie Dayton
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: The author tells his journey into scratch building when he was younger & sailing his first ship "The Rebel." From there he describes building "William Frederick" a three masted coastal schooner launched in 1874.
Condition / Notes: Book is bound in illustrated laminated boards. Volume is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 22 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are in original shrink wrap.
 
Lot 4173

$15

Title: Untitled
Artist: Ernest Slamp
Medium: Engraving
Features: Signature
Width: 20.5" Height: 32.5"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Linen-backed mezzotint shows no tearing or punctures. Colors show brightly. Artist's signature in pencil appears at bottom right-hand corner.
 
Lot 4174

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). There are twelve volumes in this lot, which includes publications such as "Century Magazine" and "Atlantic Monthly." These compilations are dated from the late 1800's to the early 1900s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some volumes show more advanced wear such as chipping to spine covers and rubbing to board edges.
 
Lot 4175

$55

Title: Our Naval War with France
Author: Gardner W. Allen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1909
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/323 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Remarkably well-preserved antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with bright lettering to spine and pictorial design representing old sea vessel on front cover. Book shows only very light wear concentrated at corners. Binding is tight. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and fresh. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and numerous plates.
 
Lot 4176

$35

Title: La lumiere sur les six voies: tableau de la transmigration bouddhique d'apres des sources sanskrites, pali, tibetaines et chinoises en majeure partie inedites. Volume I: introduction et critique des textes
Author: Paul Mus - Paul Mus was a French author and scholar. His studies focused on Vietnam and other Southeast Asian cultures.

He was born in Bourges to an academic family, and grew up in northern Vietnam (Tonkin). He volunteered for the Free French Forces during World War II in Africa. He trained with British commandos in Ceylon in 1944-1945.

On 2 September 1945, he was with General Philippe Leclerc on the USS Missouri to receive the Japanese surrender for France and subsequently served as his political adviser when France returned to Indochina and started the colonial reconquest. He later served as a professor at Yale University. He has written widely on Buddhism and comparative linguistics. He was deeply affected by the death of his son Émile Mus in 1961 during the Algerian War.

Publisher: Institut d'Etnologie
City: Paris
Year: 1939
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxx/330 pages plus publisher's catalogue and six plates
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: No other volumes followed this first volume. This is volume 35 in the series Travaux et memoires de l'Institut d'Ethnologie" of the University of Paris.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. This is an ex-library volume with traces of library bookplate to front pastedown and of card pocket at rear. No other markings or attachments are visible. Book is illustrated with plates at rear of volume.
 
Lot 4177

$20

Title: The Attalids of Pergamon
Author: Esther V. Hansen
Publisher: Cornell University Press
City: Ithaca
Year: 1971
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/531 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This is a second, revised and expanded edition of this title, volume 36 in the series Cornell Studies in Classical Philology.
Condition / Notes: Volume shows light shelfwear. Interior is clean and fresh.
 
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