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Lot 4264

$50
Title: Armenian Massacres or the Sword of Mohammed: Containing a Complete and Thrilling Account of the Terrible Atrocities and Wholesale Murders Committed in Armenia by Mohammedan Fanatics, Including a Full Account of the Turkish People, Their History, Government, Manners, Customs and Strange Religious Belief; To which is Added "The Mohammedan Reign of Terror in Armenia" edited by Henry Davenport Northrop
Author: Frederick Davis Greene
Publisher: American Oxford Publishing Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1896 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light green cloth with bright gilt embossing and pictorial boards, this antique volume is a scarce history of the organized state-sponsored massacres against the Armenians between 1894 and 1896, resulting in an estimated death toll of 80,000 to 300,000 people. The work is illustrated with many engravings, in-text drawings and a fold-out map. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages green and white floral motif endpapers. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8" and contains 568 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 4265

$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: $21.50. 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 4266

$70
Title: Etnografia de Mexico: Sintesis Monograficas
Editor: Lucio Mendieta y Nunez
Publisher: Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico, D. F.)
Printing Year: 1957 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce ethnographic study of the various indigenous peoples of Mexico. This edition was limited to 1000 copies. The work is profusely illustrated with photographs of the various ethnic groups being presented. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket is in protective plastic cover The book measures approximately 7" x 9.25" and contains 681 pages. 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 4267

$75
Title: Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence
Author: Rev. Charles A. Goodrich
Publisher: William Reed & Co.
Printing Year: 1829

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine labels, this antique volume is a scarce collection of biographies of the Founding Fathers. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the signers of independence, a replica of John Trumbull's painting of 1826, and six steel engraved portraits of Sam Adams, John Witherspoon, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and Richard Henry Lee. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbed boards, bumped corners, cracking along upper portion of the gutters and chipping to head of spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show sporadic foxing and marginal staining. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.75" and contains 460 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4268

$18
Title: Industrial Arts Design: A Textbook of Practical Methods for Students, Teachers, and Craftsmen
Author: William H. Varnum
Publisher: Scott, Foresman and Company (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1916

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce teaching manual. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of a wide variety of craft objects The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's name appears on preliminary page. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 10" and contains 248 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 4269

$40
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: $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 4270

$40
Title: Grand Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animated Nature
Author: John Frost
Publisher: Auburn Publishing Company (Auburn, NY)
Printing Year: 1860

Condition/Details: Re-bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce popular work of natural history The work is "embellished with thirteen hundred and fifty spirited illustrations, representing the various departments of natural history." The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing and some smudging to initial pages. Paper slip with typed note on this book is attached to front endpaper. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 9.75" and contains 384 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 4271

$90
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.

This lot features approximately 600 cards of American scenes from all over the country with real photo content, color images and other attractive design elements.

Condition/Details: 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 4272

$60
Title: Zuni Breadstuff
Author: Frank Hamilton Cushing
Publisher: Museum of the American Indian / Heye Foundation
Printing Year: 1920

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow cloth with red lettering, this antique volume is scarce scholarly study of the Zuni people and their culture, number VIII in the series "Indian Notes and Monographs." The work is illustrated with many photographs, plates and in-text drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 6.75" and contains 673 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.75. 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 4273

$8
This ephemera lot includes postage and 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.

This lot features a number of vintage and antique world postage from countries including Pakistan, German, Italy, other countries and some American pieces. Also included are first and second edition copies of "Little Household Hints Worth Knowing" and a Fred Harvey real photo postcard of the Grand Canyon Suspension Bridge in excellent condition.

Condition/Details: This group is in excellent condition, with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4274

$40
Title: American Indian Portraits
Author: Winold Reiss
Publisher: Louis W. Hill (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Printing Year: 1920

Condition/Details: Bound in stapled pictorial wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce collection of Indian portraits "painted in Glacier National Park Montana and Waterton Lakes Park, Alberta, Canada." The work is illustrated with 6 full-page reproductions of paintings, 4 in color. "To preserve for the world a living semblance of a dying race calls for the best an artist can give. Winold Reiss seeks to do this for the vanishing American. In selecting his subjects among the three branches of the Siksika or Blackfeet tribe he has chosen Indians renowned for form and feature. Kindly and simple in character, stern and rugged in physical appearance they present a rare challenge to an artist faithful to both the outer and the inner eye. In the Winold Reiss Indian portraits this challenge has been met. He has fixed for us the roving buffalo hunter of the yesteryear as well as the friendly farmer of today. Here is the restless aggressive nomad of the plains, here too the hardworking Indian of the reservations, where the dwindling tribal remnants of the long-famous Blackfeet, Bloods and Piegans are now confined. When the government of the United States sought to immortalize America's typical Indian chief on the buffalo nickel it selected one of Winold Reiss's subjects. This artist sees in these Indians, with whom he loves to live, something of the strength and glory of pioneer America. The steady glance, the lusty sinews, the warm handclasp, the indifference to petty limitations of time, or space, or money express to him a happy constant with the sophistication of our cities. Here, on these Western Plains, the true spirit of America still lives! Crude, uncouth, uneducated though they be, these Western tribesmen speak a noble language which only a true artist can appreciate and interpret. To say that Winold Riss has done his Indian friends no injustice in translating them to canvas is to give him high praise." (Introduction by H. V. Kaltenborn.)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with slightly soiled covers that show minor indentations to top right-hand corner of front cover. This work is solidly bound with age-toned pages. This booklet measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 10 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 4275

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of books on glass 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 4276

$30
Title: Happy-Time Animal Crackers
Author: Harriet Boyd
Publisher: Saalfield Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1930

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with boards that show a full-page pastedown plate of a fairy godmother waving her wand over a boy and a girl, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature. The work is illustrated with color drawings Fern Bisel Peat. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 7.5" x 9.75". 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 4277

$6
Title: Function of Revere and the Fabrication of Copper and Brass Products
Author: J. E. Walters, Vice President Personnel and Labor Relations and C. Spencer Phillips, Personnel Director
Publisher: Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated (Rome, New York)
Printing Year: 1942

Condition/Details: Bound in blue stiff wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce internal manual detailing the various functions of this company. The preface states: "This is the first course, to our knowledge, that has been written on the fabrication of copper and brass. It is confidential and criticisms will be appreciated from those who receive copies." The work is illustrated with many photographs, drawings and fold-out charts. The volume shows light external wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50

Lot 4278

$16
Title: Estampas del ghetto
Author: Scholem Aleijem
Publisher: Editorial Judaica (Buenos Aires)
Printing Year: 1942 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Privately bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine showing author, title and owner's name (Luis Shuman), this volume is a scarce Spanish-language first edition of a collection of short stories by Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem (1859 - 1916). The work contains a prologue by translator Solomon Resnick and Alberto Gerchunoff. The work is illustrated with vignettes that appear at the beginning and end of each story. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Previous owner's bookplate appears on the front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.75" and contains 223 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 4279

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of world 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: $21.50. 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 4280

$80
Title: East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North
Publisher: George H. Doran Company
Printing Year: c. 1920

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow taupe cloth with bright red embossed lettering to spine and front cover , this antique volume is a scarce collection of 15 Scandinavian folktales. The work is illustrated by Kay Nielsen and contains a color frontispiece and 24 tipped-in color plates and many black-and-white in-text drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, with a certain amount of mildew marking to rear cover and lower part of spine and front cover. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show marginal staining. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.25" and contains 204 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 4281

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Native Americans:

- Wanamaker Primer on the North American Indian: Hiawatha - Dated 1909 - private binding with wooden boards detaching from spine.
- Smoke From Their Fires: The Life of a Kwakiutl Chief by Clellan S. Ford - Dated 1968 by Archon Books - dustjacket torn downward 3" from top of rear cover.
- Indians of Today edited by Marion E. Gridley - Dated 1947 by Millar Publishing Company (Chicago)
- Indian and White: Sixteen Eclogues by Winston Weathers - Dated 1970 by University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln) - dustjacket.
- The Making of a Maori: A Case Study of a Changing Community by James E. Ritchie - Dated 1963 by A.H. & A.W. Reed (Wellington) - dustjacket worn along edges and slightly torn near top of spine.
- The Aborigines of South-Eastern Australia as They Were by Aldo Massola - Dated 1971 by William Heinemann Australia Pty LTD (Melbourne) - 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: $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 4282

$60
Title: Voodoo Signs and Omens
Author: Robert W. Pelton
Publisher: A. S. Barnes and Company
Printing Year: 1974

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright silver lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce work on superstitions. Over 60 chapters the author lists voodoo omens about cats, death, insects, birds, dogs, clothing, owls, rain, reptiles, mirrors, salt, kitchens, trees, babies, illness, etc. There is also a special section covering secret voodoo rituals and ceremonies, methods of casting hexes and curses, sexual love sorcery that works, special voodoo illness cures, and charms and conjurations. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.5" and contains 284 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 4283

$45
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on American Jewish history 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: $30.50. 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 4284

$30
Title: The White Company
Author: A. Conan Doyle
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1922 First Edition Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth

Condition/Details: Bound in burgundy cloth with bright pictorial pastedown, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this work by Arthur Conan Doyle. The work contains an illustrated title page and 13 bright full-page color plates by noted illustrator Newell Convers Wyeth. The volume shows light external age/wear, with fraying to extremities. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages and pictorial endpapers. The book measures approximately 7.25" x 9.5" and contains 363 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 4285

$16
This shelf lot includes the group of books on glass 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 4286

$45
Title: La femme intime: Album absolument inedit
Author: Ferdinand Bac
Publisher: H. Simonis Empis Editeur
Printing Year: c. 1894

Condition/Details: Bound in original pictorial wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce collection of French erotic prints featuring young women in various stages of (un)dressing. Preface by Marcel Prevost. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 11" x 14.25" and contains 3 pages of preface followed by 26 plates on 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 4287

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Russian/Soviet Jewish culture:

- The Jewish Problem in the Soviet Union by B.Z. Goldberg - Dated 1961 by Crown Publishers, Inc. - dustjacket.
- Star in Eclipse: Russian Jewry Revisited by Joseph B. Schechtman - Dated 1961 by Thomas Yoseloff - dustjacket slightly torn near bottom of spine.
- The Silent Millions: A History of the Jews in the Soviet Union by Joel Cang - Dated 1969 by Taplinger Publishing Company - dustjacket.
- The Jewish Commonwealth of Zborow by Solomon Berger - Dated 1967 by Regsol Publishing Co. - dustjacket.
- Jewish Natinoal Autonomy in Ukraine, 1917-1920 by Michael Luchkovich - Dated 1968 by Ukrainian Research and Information Institute (Chicago) - 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: $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 4288

$60
Title: The Mormon Problem: An Appeal to the American People with an Appendix. Containing Four Original Stories of Mormon Life, Founded upon Fact, and a Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Mountain Meadows Massacre
Author: Rev. C. P. Lyford
Publisher: Phillips & Hunt
Printing Year: 1886

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce polemic against the practice of polygamy within the Mormonism. The volume shows light external age/wear, with slightly bumped corners and very minor wear to extremities, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 323 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 4289

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of children's 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: $21.50. 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 4290

$22
Title: Soap Bubbles
Author: Max Nordau
Publisher: F. Tennyson Neely
Printing Year: 1896

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright embossed decorative floral designs, this antique volume is a rare collection of short stories by Max Nordau (1849 -1923), Austrian Zionist leader, author and philosopher. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4" x 6.5" and contains 230 pages plus two pages of publisher's advertisements. 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 4291

$28
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: $20.50. 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 4292

$55
Title: Gone with the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Publisher: MacMillan Company
Printing Year: 1936 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with embossed lettering to spine and front cover, this volume is a scarce first of Mitchell's best-selling novel. The volume shows light external age/wear, with small tear to the top of spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5" and contains 1037 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 4293

$70
This vintage stamp album is part of a large philatelic 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.

This lot features a binder which houses sheets from "The White Ace Historical Album for the Commemorative Stamps of the United States" and includes 56 pages. The album is approximately 70% populated and the stamps are uncirculated. Dates of the stamps begin in 1950 and extend into the late 1960s.

Condition/Details: These sheets 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: $8.50
Lot 4294

$55
This lot includes the group of eight illustrations by Grace Drayton shown in the corresponding image. Grace Drayton (1877 - 1936), remembered as the creator of the popular Campbell Kids of Campbell Soup, was a noted illustrator of children's literature. Drayton flourished during the “Golden Age of Illustration,” (variously given as 1880-1914, 1850-1925 and 1880-1930). These pictorial boards contain the round-faced, cherubic children that characterize most of her work. Included in this lot are illustrations of the children's book "Golden Hours from Mother Goose," edited by George Clinton Batcheller, with illustrations attributed to Drayton. Text appears complete in disbound copy. Individual boards are each in protective plastic covers, children's book is sheathed separately. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4295

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of folk art 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 4296

$70
Title: The Powers Fire-Proof Commercial and Fine Art Buildings
Author: Alphonso A. Hopkins
Publisher: E. R. Andrews, Publisher (Rochester, NY)
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with beveled edges and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce architectural history. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece and engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear. Hinges are cracked. Text block has unmarked, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.75" x 8.5" and contains 189 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 4297

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on military/Civil War history, bound in covers with gilt embossing:

- The Passing of Spain and the Ascendancy of America by J.B. Crabtree - Dated 1898 by King-Richardson Publishing Co. (Springfield)
- British and Boers in South Africa by James H. Birch, Jr. - Dated 1900 by P.W. Ziegler & Co. (Philadelphia) - marbled edges.
- The Every-Day Life of Abraham Lincoln by Francis F. Browne - Dated 1886 by N.D. Thompson Publishing Co.
- Life and Services of Gen. John A. Logan, as Soldier and Statesman by George Francis Dawson - Dated 1887 by Belford, Clarke & Company
- The Life of Admiral Dewey and the Conquest of the Philippines by Louis Stanley Young - Dated 1899 by P.W. Ziegler & Co. (Philadelphia) - 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: $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 4298

$30
Title: Topsys & Turvys
Author: Peter Newell
Publisher: Century Co.
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in olive green cloth with pastedown illustration to front cover, this antique oblong volume is a scarce play picture book by Peter Newell (1862 - 1924), the famous American illustrator of such classic Victorian children's books as "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Hunting of the Snark," Carolyn Wells's "Mother Goose Menagerie," as well as the author/illustrator of his own "The Hole Book," "The Rocket Book" and "The Slant Book." "Topsys & Turvys" is a book in which one reads each page right side up then turns it upside down for the rest of the story. Surprisingly, the illustration changes too. The work is lavishly illustrated. The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners, chipping to spine and rubbing to edges of boards. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 9.25" x 6.75". 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 4299

$35
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: $20.50. 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 4300

$75
Title: History of United States Naval Operations in World War II
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1984
Number of Volumes: Complete 15 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is the most authoritative description of US Navy wartime naval operations around the world. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits, photos and maps. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Included as well is a first edition of Morison's "Strategy and Compromise," published by Little, Brown and Company in 1958. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50

Lot 4301

$45
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.

This lot features approximately 400 cards with real photo content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements.

Condition/Details: 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
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