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Lot 4001

$120
Title: History of Livingstone County, New York, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, 1687 - 1881
Author: James H. Smith
Publisher: D. Mason & Co. (Syracuse, N. Y.)
Printing Year: 1881

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather with beveled edges and bright gilt embossing to spine and front cover, this antique volume is a rare local and regional history of New York State. The work is illustrated with lithographs, steel engravings and sketches. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages with gilt edges. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11.5" and contains 490 /xxiii pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4002

$500
Title: Journal of the Votes and Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Colony of New-York: Began the 8th Day of November 1743; and Ended the 23d of December, 1765
Publisher: Hugh Gaine
Printing Year: 1766

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce collection of documents pertaining to the legislative body of colonial New York. The volume shows external age/wear, with cracks showing along upper and lower portions of gutters. Front board is slightly warped and has some soiling. Corners are bumped and worn. Original paper label on front cover is still mostly present and the words "Assembly Chamber" are clearly visible at the center of label. Only marginal portions of rear label are still attached to back board. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Top right-hand corners of front endpaper and preliminary pages show stain. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 15" and contains 811 pages plus 6 pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50

Lot 4003

$80
Title: The Magnificent Ambersons
Author: Booth Tarkington
Publisher: Doubleday Page & Co.
Printing Year: 1918 Inscribed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with bright black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce autographed first edition of Tarkington's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. It was the second novel in the Growth trilogy, which included "The Turmoil" (1915) and "The Midlander" (1923, retitled "National Avenue" in 1927). In 1942 Orson Welles directed a film version, also titled "The Magnificent Ambersons." Author's inscription reads: "With pleasure, / Booth Tarkington / 1939 / (For Mr. Peltiere (?))". The work is illustrated by Arthur William Brown. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 516 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4004

$60
Title: Nicodemus and the Newborn Baby
Author: Inez Hogan
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc.
Printing Year: 1940 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pink and brown pictorial paper-covered boards, this volume is a scarce work of children's literature featuring the adventures of the title character, a young African-American boy, and his family and friends. The work is illustrated with many color drawings. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 7.75" and contains 50 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4005

$100
Title: Paramount Pictures, 1937 -1938
Publisher: Paramount Pictures Inc.
Printing Year: 1937

Condition/Details: Bound in original blue paper boards with large white letters and numbers over Paramount Pictures seal, this antique folio is a rare promo book to theatre owners promoting films for the season. Among the featured films are the following: "Souls at Sea" with George Raft and Gary Cooper; Ernst Lubitsch's "Angel" with Marlene Dietrich; "Sapphire Sal" with Mae West; "Double or Nothing" with Bing Crosby and Martha Raye; "Argentine Lover" with George Raft and Dorothy Lamour; "True Confession" with Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray; DeMille's "The Buccaneer" with Frederich March; "High Wide and Handsome" with Irene Dunn and Randolph Scott;"What Ho!"; "Beau Geste" with Gary Cooper and George Raft; "Midnight" with Marlene Dietrich; and Harold Lloyd's "Professor Beware." Also presented are Popeye shorts.

The work is lavishly illustrated with many color drawings, including many fold-outs measuring 13.5" x 31", mostly poster-type illustrations, with some in cartoon style. The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners and and is solidly bound with clean pages. A small number of films have had the names of additional actors written in under film title / list of cast. This unpaginated book measures approximately 11" x 14". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4006

$22
Title: Head, Heart and Hand: Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters
Editors: Marie Via & Marjorie Searl
Publisher: University of Rochester Press
Printing Year: 1994 Signed by editors and Elbert Hubbard III

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce exhibition catalogue dedicated to Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters. This exhibition was "the first major assemblage of objects produced at the Roycroft community in upstate New York ... a sociological overview anchors the Roycroft community in its turn-of-the-century milieu, and the history of the Roycroft shops is examined in essays on the books, furniture, metalwork, and leathercraft they produced. Other topics include the artists attracted to the community's creative environment, contemporary first-person impressions garnered from entries in the guest registers of the Roycroft Inn, and Hubbard's role in the creation of America's consumer culture through his trademark brand of advertising and promotion." The work is lavishly illustrated with many color photographs. Pictorial dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 8.75" x 11.25" and contains 168 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4007

$225
Title: Combination Atlas Map of Broome County
Publisher: Everts, Ensign & Everts
Printing Year: 1876

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce historical atlas of a region of upstate New York. The work is illustrated with many color maps and engravings of important sites and landmarks. The volume shows external age/wear, with taped spine, soiling and dampstains to covers, and bumped corners. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 14.5" x 17.5" and contains 116 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4008

$250
Title: Catch-22
Author: Joseph Heller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 1961 Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth with embossed white lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed edition of the influential novel by Joseph Heller (1923 -1999). This satirical historical novel, set during the later stages of World War II from 1943 onwards, is frequently cited as one of the great literary works of the twentieth century. Author's inscription on title page reads: "Best Wishes / Joseph Heller / June 9, 1962 / Ocean Beach, Fire Island." The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture markings to covers. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.75" and contains 443 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4009

$40
This original Civil War currency is part of a larger numismatic collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique and vintage coin and currency lots. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping.

Condition/Details: This lot features a 100-dollar Confederate States of America note bearing original signatures by F. Rhett as register and a treasurer whose name we weren't able to decipher from the autograph ("R. Normand"?). The serial number on the bill is 46146 and it displays the text "Richmond" and "Feb. 17th, 1864." This is an original note that we found folded in a period diary, it is not a reproduction.

This note shows beautifully with some signs of age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4010

$140
Title: Cavalry Tactics: Comprising the Modern Mode of Discipline and Sword Exercise for the Cavalry Generally. Applied to the Rules and Regulations of Infantry, as Prepared by Gen. Scott, and Established by a Resolve of Congress. To Which is Added the Review Exercise in Five Parts
Author: Pierce Darrow
Publisher: Oliver D. Cooke
Printing Year: 1822

Condition/Details: Bound in leather-backed boards with gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work of military tactics. The work is illustrated with eight plates illustrating marching formations. The volume shows external age/wear, with frayed edges and some loss of material to corners of covers. Spine is rubbed. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages the show occasional foxing. Preliminary page lacks bottom right-hand corner. Endpapers show pencil markings. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7.5" and contains 155 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4011

$55
Title: The Life of William Penn, The Settler of Pennsylvania, The Founder of Philadelphia, and One of the First Lawgivers in the Colonies, Now United States, in 1682.
Author: M. L. Weems
Publisher: Uriah Hunt (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1829

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is scarce early biography of William Penn. The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners, chipping to upper part of spine, and loss of small strips of leather to covers. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show sporadic foxing. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7" and contains 208 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4012

$100
Title: Pickaninny
Author: Estelle Margaret Swearingen
Publisher: Duffield and Company
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow cloth with embossed black lettering and pictorial design showing running boy in a straw hat, this antique volume is a rare work of African-American children's literature. This volume contains an introduction by Ruth Comfort Mitchell. The work is illustrated with five drawings by E. W. Kemble. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 132 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4013

$50
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This lot includes the following group of titles on architecture:

- Parallax Snacklunch by Alexander Pilis - No date provided by Canada Council for the Arts - exhibition catalogue in wrappers with dustjacket.
- Temps sauvage et incertain by Patrice Goulet - Dated 1989 by Editions du Demi-Cercle - square-format exhibition catalogue in wrappers with folding flaps.
- 1 Premio Nazionale di architettura Trevi flash art museum - Dated 1999 by Giancarlo Politi Editore - exhibition catalogue in wrappers.
- Arquitectos italianos em Portugal: Mobilidade Europeia, individualidade e cultura arquitectonica/Architetti italiani in Portogallo: Mobilita Europea, individualita e culture architettonica - Dated 2000 by Lebrus - Portuguese and Italian text. Square-format exhibition catalogue in wrappers.
- Amazonia Felsinea: Antonio Jose Landi, Itinerario artistico e cientifico de um arquitecto Bolonhes na Amazonia do seculo XVIII by Anna Maria Matteucci - Dated 1999 by Comissao Nacional para as Comemoracoes dos Descobrimentos Portugueses - exhibition catalogue in dustjacket.
- The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection: Volume I, French Books, Sixteenth Through Nineteenth Centuries by Dora Wiebenson - Dated 1993 by National Gallery of Art (Washington) - dustjacket.
- The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection: Volume II, British Books, Seventeenth Through Nineteenth Centuries by Robin Middleton et al. - Dated 1998 by National Gallery of Art (Washington) - dustjacket.

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 4014

$26
Title: Fashion in Photographs, 1860 - 1880
Author: Miles Lambert in association with the National Portrait Gallery
Publisher: B. T. Batsford Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: 1991

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this volume is a scarce account of 19th-century fashion and a social history of the Victorian age. The work is illustrated with over 150 period photographs, showing a wide variety of dress worn between 1860 and 1880. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11" and contains 144 pages. Dustjacket is in mylar cover. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4015

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of U.S. History books shown in the corresponding image. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4016

$14
Title: The Duty of a Christian in a Trying Situation: A Letter to the Author of a Pamphlet Entitled "The Mediator's Kingdom is not of This World, But Spiritual, Heavenly, and Divine."
Publisher: R. McDermut
Printing Year: 1810

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique pamphlet is a scarce theological work. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.75" x 7.5" and contains 47 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4017

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Asian art:

- The Arts of the Japanese Sword by B.W. Robinson - Dated 1971 by Charles E. Tuttle Company (Rutland) - dustjacket.
- The Chinese Exhibition: A Commemorative Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art Royal Academy of Arts, November 1935-March 1936 - Dated 1936 by Faber and Faber Limited (London) - gilt embossing.
- 5000 Years of Korean Art by Choi Sunu - Dated 1979 by Hyonam Publishing Co. (Seoul) - dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4018

$50
Title: De Re Sacramentaria Contra Perduelles Haereticos Libri Decem
Author: Rene Hyacinthe Drouven
Publisher: Thomas Bettinelli (Venice)
Printing Year: 1772
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in vellum with raised bands, this antique set is a scarce theological work. Text appears in double columns. The volumes show significant external age/wear, with mildew markings to covers and endpapers of both volumes, and peeling to covers of first volume. The spine of first volume also shows damage to both crown and bottom. The books are solidly bound with age toned pages. The books measure approximately 9.75" x 15.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50

Lot 4019

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 4020

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of antique nautical titles:

- The Life and Character of Stephen Decatur, Late Commodore and Post-Captain in the Navy of the United States, and Naval Commissioner; Interspersed with Brief Notices of the Origin, Process and Achievements of the American Navy by S. Putnam Waldo - Dated 1821 by Clark & Lyman (Middletown, Conn.) - bound in leather with gilt embossing to spine
- The Two Admirals: A Tale by the Author of "The Pilot," "Red Rover," Water Witch," "Homeward Bound," etc. - Dated 1842 by Lea and Blanchard (Philadelphia) - two volumes bound in one, three-quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4021

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Jews in/of Spain:

- El Duque de Naxos: Luz y sombra de un destino ilustre by Rebeca Trabb - Dated 1954 by Editorial Israel (Buenos Aires) - gilt embossing
- Origen cenealogico de algunos apellidos existentes en Mallorca - Dated 1965 by Ediciones Franva - wrappers.
- Sails of Hope: The Secret Mission of Christopher Columbus by Simon Wiesenthal - Dated 1973 by Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. - stated first American edition in dustjacket.
- Don Isaac Abravanel: Statesman & Philosopher by B. Netanyahu - Dated 1953 by Jewish Publication Society of America (Philadelphia) - dustjacket.
- The Story of Dona Gracia Mendes by Bea Stadtler - Dated 1969 by United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education - dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4022

$200
Title: Italian Villas and Their Gardens
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Century Co.
Printing Year: 1910

Condition/Details: Bound in dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing and decorative front cover, this antique volume is a scarce celebration of the Italian home and garden tradition by one of America's most celebrated writers. The work contains a tissue-guarded color frontispiece and color and black-and-white plates by a number of artists, including Maxfield Parrish. Numerous photographs also illustrate this volume. The book shows light external age/wear, with several small stains to the back edge of spine and smudging to bottom right-hand corner of front cover. The work is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.25" x 10.75" and contains 270 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4023

$70
This vintage first day cover group is part of a large stamp collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique and vintage stamp lots. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping.

Condition/Details: This lot features approximately 250 pieces stored in three albums. The topics covered are widely varied including basketball, Eleanor Roosevelt, Kennedy, Nevada and many, many others. These first day issues were well cared for and are in pleasing condition, with light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 4024

$110
Title: Howdy Honey Howdy
Author: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
Printing Year: 1905 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with elaborate bright gilt embossing and a photo pastedown of a black woman standing in a doorway, this antique volume is a scarce collection of African-American poems in turn-of-the century Southern dialect by Paul Lawrence Dunbar (1872-1906). Dunbar, a seminal African-American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, wrote work known for its colorful language and use of dialect, and a conversational tone, with a brilliant rhetorical structure. The work is wonderfully illustrated with 55 b/w photographs by Leigh Richmond Miner and decorations by Will Jenkins. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.75" and contains unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4025

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of Pottery and Porcelain books shown in the corresponding image. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4026

$16
Bound in three-quarter leather with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a unique collection of shorter works, assembled in a private binding. As was a popular pursuit of the day, an individual commissioned a bindery to create this unique collection, bound in a specific order and trimmed where needed to create a cohesive look to the volume. The included texts were most often originally published in wraps and were ensured a longer life through this process. This particular private binding volume contains a collection of seven texts that all, with the exception of the last title, belong to the "100 Dollar (Prize) Tale" series. The individual titles included in this volume are:
  • The King of the Sea: A Tale of the Fearless and the Free by Ned Buntline - Dated 1847 by Flag of Our Union Office (Boston) - the name "E. F. Brown, Hamilton, N. Y." has been written in pencil under the title
  • The Gipsey; or, The Robbers of Naples: A Story of Love and Pride by Lieutenant Murray - Dated 1847 by Flag of Our Union Office
  • The Black Avenger of the Spanish Main; or, The Fiend of Blood: A Thrilling Story of the Buccaneer Times by Ned Buntline - Dated 1847 by Flag of Our Union Office
  • Ringold Griffitt; or, The Raftsman of the Susquehannah: A Tale of Pennsylvania by Prof. J. H. Ingraham - Dated 1847 by Flag of Our Union Office
  • The Witch of the Wave; or, the Corsair's Captive by Henry P. Cheever - Dated 1847 by Flag of Our Union Office
  • The Heroine of Tampico; or, Wildfire the Wanderer: A Tale of the Mexican War by Harry Halyard - Dated 1847 by Flag of Our Union Office
  • The Castle Bravo; or, The Coiner and the Preacher! A Romance from Unwritten Adventures in the Life of Stephen Burroughs by Mrs. M. L. Sweetser - Dated 1847 by Justin Jones
The volume shows significant external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 6.75" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50 . This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4027

$40
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This lot includes the following group of titles on photography:

- Depardon - Dated 2004 by Editions du Seuil - Solidly bound wrappers in dustjacket.
- Nothing is Lighter Than Light: Markus Raetz by Herve Guaville et al. - Dated 2003 by Maison Europeenne de la Photographie Paris - Exhibition catalogue with supplement included, not part of binding.
- The Essential Duane Michaels by Marco Livingstone - Dated 1997 by Thames & Hudon (London) - Dustjacket.
- Jeff Cowen - Dated 2004 by Paris Musees
- Karl Lagerfeld: Off the Record edited by Uta Brandes - No date provided by Steidl - Exhibition catalogue in dustjacket.
- First Down Houston: The Birth of an NFL Franchise by Robert Clark - Dated 2003 by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Exhibition catalogue solidly bound in wrappers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 4028

$110
Title: The Pears of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
Printing Year: 1921

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of botany. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and many bright color plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 636 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4029

$65
This large antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping.

Condition/Details: This lot features approximately 300 cards with real photo content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. This lot also features dozens of folding packets from American and foreign locations. These cards were well cared for and are in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications, older cards are more likely to exhibit signs of age and wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4030

$60
Title: Little Black Sambo
Author: Helen Bannerman
Publisher: American Crayon Co. (Sandusky, Ohio)
Printing Year: 1943

Condition/Details: Bound in light red cloth with bright black lettering, this volume is a scarce edition of a classic of children's literature. The work is lavishly illustrated with six full-page color plates and numerous black-and-white in-text drawings on linen-textured paper. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Pictorial dustjacket is intact with taping to the back of front cover and minor tears and fraying to edges of front and back. Previous owner's name appears in the top left-hand corner of front endpaper. The book measures approximately 10" x 13" and contains 14 pages (counting endpapers). Please note that this catalogue contains another title from this series. See lot #311. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4031

$24
This antique cancelled letter is part of a large philatelic collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique and vintage postage lots. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping.

Condition/Details: This lot features a folded and addressed 1852 original letter bearing a 3-cent stamp and a Lowell, Massachusetts cancellation dated Aug 6. This letter is in excellent condition, with light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4032

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of numismatic titles:

- Munzen der Kelten by Gunther Dembski - Dated 1998 by Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien / Skira editore (Milan) - museum catalogue in dustjacket, "Sammlungskataloge des Kunsthistorischen Museums, Band I"
- Vom Schilling zum Euro: Kontinuitat und Stabilitat by Liebscher & Seipel - Dated 2002 by Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien / Skira editore (Milan) - exhibition catalogue in wrappers
- L'art du billet: Billets de la Banque de France, 1800 - 2000 - Dated 2000 by Paris musees / Banque de France - exhibition catalogue in wrappers
- La moneda en Navarra - Dated 2001 by Departamento de Educacion y Cultura, Gobierno de Navarra / Caja Navarra - exhibition catalogue in wrappers
- The Making of the Euro: Ein Historienmosaik von Cluadio Hils / The Making of the Euro: A Mosaic of History by Claudio Hils - Dated 2002 by Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum Aachen - exhibition catalogue in stiff wrappers
- 1000 ans de monnaies hongroises / 1000 jaar Hongaarse munten - Dated 1999 by Banque Nationale de Belgique - exhibition catalogue in wrappers, text in French and Dutch
- The Coin of Coins: A World Premiere by Callatay & Gitler - Dated 2004 by Israel Museum, Jerusalem - exhibition on the Aitna tetradrachm, catalogue in wrappers, text in English and Hebrew
- Byzantine Numismatic Bibliography, 1950 - 1965 by Joel L. Malter - Dated 1967 by Argonaut Inc., Publishers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 4033

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Judaica:

- History of the Jews in Russia and Poland: From the Earliest Times Until the Present Day by I. Friedlaender - Dated 1916 by Jewish Publication Society of America (Philadelphia) - complete three volume set with gilt embossing.
- The Women of Israel by Grace Aguilar - Dated 1889 by George Routledge and Sons (London) - gilt embossing. Front board detaching from spine.
- Jews in Many Lands by Elkan Nathan Adler - Dated 1905 by Jewish Publication Society of America (Philadelphia) - gilt embossing.
- Five Years of My Life, 1894-1899 by Alfred Dreyfus - Dated 1901 by McClure, Phillips & Co. - gilt embossing.
- Antisemitism: Its History and Causes by Bernard Lazare - Dated 1903 by International Library Publishing Co. - gilt embossing. Front board detaching from spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4034

$45
Title: Michael Strogoff: A Courier of the Czar
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1927 First Edition Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright pictorial pastedown, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this Verne classic. The work contains an illustrated title page and 9 bright full-page color plates by noted illustrator Newell Convers Wyeth. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Pictorial endpapers offer view of the Kremlin. Previous owner's name and address appear on preliminary page. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 9.5" and contains 397 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be:$4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4035

$80
This shelf lot includes the group of books on Collectibles shown in the corresponding image. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4036

$80
Title: Guard of Honor
Author: James Gould Cozzens
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
Printing Year: 1948 Stated first edition in rare dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth, this volume is a scarce first edition of the Pulitzer Prize winner of 1949. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 8.5" and contains 631 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4037

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on medicine and U.S. History:

- Weak Lungs, and How to Make Them Strong by Dio Lewis - Dated 1871 by James R. Osgood and Company (Boston) - gilt embossing.
- The Silver Spoon: An Autobiography by James J. Wadsworth - Dated 1980 by W.F. Humphrey Press Inc. (Geneva) - dustjacket.
- Homeopathic Therapeutics by S. Lilienthal - Dated 1879 by Boericke & Tafel - bound in three-quarter leather with marble boards and gilt embossing.
- Picturesque America by O.B. Bunce et al. - Dated 1872 by D. Appleton and Company - gilt embossing, raised bands.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
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