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Lot 6040

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of "Mysterious Bookshop publications shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "Yule Be Sorry," "Cornell Woolrich," "As Dark As Christmas Gets," and "The Grift of the Magi," among others. There are 46 volume included in this lot. 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 excellent condition with light age/wear.
 
Lot 6041

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Civil War naval history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The Confederate Ironclads," "Gunboats Down the Mississippi," "Charleston Blockade," and "CSS Alabama," among others. 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.
 
Lot 6042

$100

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of antique estate 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. Some volumes show advanced age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6043

$10

Details: This lot includes the antique color lithograph in a period frame shown in the corresponding image(s). This lithograph depicts an Indian maiden paddle a canoe. The frame measures approximately 14.5" by 12.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The frame shows some loss to the decorative edge, mostly concentrated at the lower left hand corner. The matte is age toned, with some light moisture indications.
 
Lot 6044

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of New Hampshire and Vermont-related books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes annual reports for the towns of Loudon and Canaan, New Hampshire, "The Granite Monthly" New Hampshire magazine, and supreme court dockets, among other items. 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 6045

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique Universalist church writings shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: The Religion of Duty, What All The World's A-Seeking, and Our Word and Work For Missions, among others. An author-inscribed volume of Joseph Fort Newton's "Preaching in London" is also included. 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.
 
Lot 6046

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of Vermont and New Hampshire-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes antique newspapers, publications about laws, annual reports, and schools, and advertising items, among others. 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 6047

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of mostly art-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes publications about sculpture, British artists, how to draw animals and human figures, as well as "American Art Today," published for the New York World's Fair, among other items. 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 6048

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes some chromolithograph items such as valentines, photographs, toy figurines, games, and other estate items. 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 6049

$90

Title: Almanack for 1885
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
City: London
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 24 unnumbered pages
Width: 3.25" Height: 4.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped white cloth with gilt lettering and rules to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Book has orange endpapers. Gilt-edged pages are clean. Color illustrations are bright.
 
Lot 6050

$45

Details: This lot includes the album shown in the corresponding image(s). This album contains stamps, trade cards, and chromolithographs, among other items. Much of the content has a religious theme, with other items depicting themes such as nature, animals, and children. There are approximately 200 individual pieces enclosed in this album, which measures approximately 9" by 12". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: The album's binding is intact, and some of the pages are age toned. Some of the album contents have become loose from the pages. There are some remnants of adhesive on some pages, where some of the contents have been removed.
 
Lot 6051

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of military paper dolls shown in the corresponding image(s). These dolls feature colorful international uniforms. Some of the figures are carrying guns or musical instruments such as trumpets, drums, and French horns. The dolls range in size from approximately 3" to 5" tall. There are 42 individual figures in this lot, which are adhered to sheets of paper. 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 6052

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a set of Rook playing cards, several annual reports regarding the United States Smelting Refining and Mining Company, pamphlets from the Wallace for President campaign, and antique Farmer's Almanacs, among other items. 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 6053

$60

Title: A Gallery of British Art Containing Engravings on Steel, from the Works of Distinguished British Painters with Descriptive Text
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: circa 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 61 leaves of plates
Width: 11.25" Height: 14.75"
Condition / Notes: This antique folio volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and black ornamental designs. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and fraying at corners. Hinges have been reinforced. Title page shows foxing. Varying degrees of foxing present on margins and versos of tissue-guarded plates. Pages with descriptive texts are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 6054

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of original vintage & antique correspondence shown in the corresponding image(s). Much of the correspondence is addressed to Hartford, Connecticut, in addition to addresses in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and other locations in New England. Some of the correspondence has international postmarks, from locations such as Sussex and London, England. This material originates from one estate. 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 6055

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the rare limited edition German art and design calendar shown in the corresponding image(s). This is number 54 of 125 numbered and signed copies of "Ein Domberger Siebdruck-Kalender, 1971," printed by Edition Domberger. Contains 12 signed prints in clear plastic container, with original sponge filler removed. Artists are Max Bill, George Van der Sluis, Herbert Bayer, Robert Indiana, Muller-Brittnau, Allan d'Archangelo, Horst Scheffler, Peter Stroud, Josef Levi, Sanford Wurmfeld, Erich Lethgau, Larry Zox. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved, brightly colored prints are in intact plastic container showing light external wear. There is discoloration on reverse of Zox from original sponge material.
 
Lot 6056

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique piracy history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The Most Noted Pirates," "The Press-Gang: Afloat and Ashore," and "Convict Ships and Sailors," among others. 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.
 
Lot 6057

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique automotive related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes engine maintenance manuals, gas station road maps, and magazines such as "Motor Trend," "Automotive Service Digest," and "The Dearborn Independent," among others. 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 6058

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique U. S. Navy history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "Paul Jones: Founder of the U.S. Navy," "The Naval Artificer's Manual," and "The Naval History of the United States," among others. This lot also includes Robert Wilden Neeser's "Our Many-Sided Navy," which is limited to 1500 copies. 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.
 
Lot 6059

$15

Title: Works of J. Fenimore Cooper
Author: James Fenimore Cooper - James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the "Leatherstocking Tales," featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel "The Last of the Mohicans," often regarded as his masterpiece.
Publisher: Peter Fenelon Collier, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Books show mild external wear, with fading to lettering on spines and lightly bumped corners showing occasional loss of material. Rear endpaper of volume four shows small stain at mid-section. Books are tightly bound. Interiors are clean and without markings. Books are illustrated with engraved plates.
 
Lot 6060

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's magazines and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes publications of "The Children's Centennial History," "The Children's Magazine," and "Young Reaper," among other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some items in this lot show more advanced age/wear such as chipping to pages, and some publications have become disbound.
 
Lot 6061

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique U. S. nautical history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titled included are: The Making of a Sailor, American Merchant Ships 1850-1900, Life on the Ocean, and Goin' Fishin', among others. An author-inscribed copy of Kensil Bell's "'Always Ready!': The Story of the United States Coast Guard" is also included. 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 dust jackets may show tearing and/or loss. "Life on the Ocean" is an ex-library volume.
 
Lot 6062

$55

Details: This lot includes the 19th century New York state photo album shown in the corresponding image(s). This album contains cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards, among other items. There are 54 photographs in this album, which are primarily portraits of individuals and of groups of people. There are notes enclosed with some of the photographs, which indicate the names of some of the subjects of the photographs. Some of the cabinet cards were produced by photographers in Central Square, Rochester, Syracuse, and Auburn, New York. Other photographs originate from Germany, from cities such as Oppenheim, Guntersblum, Worms, Manheim, and Mainz. The album pages are intricately decorated with a blue floral pattern with gilt accents. The album measures approximately 8.5" by 10.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This album show some external wear with a loosening spine cover and some edge wear, mostly concentrated at the corners. The pages are generally well preserved, and may show some age toning and light foxing. The photographs within generally show well with light/age wear.
 
Lot 6063

$60

Details: This lot includes the first or early printing dust jacket of Cormac McCarthy's "The Orchard Keeper" (1965) shown in the corresponding image(s). Jacket is well preserved, with price-clipped front flap and light edgewear. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6064

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique New York City-related ephemera, magazines, and newspapers shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes the publications "Rockefeller Center Weekly," "The New York Ledger," and "Caravan," as well as letterheads with both typed and handwritten correspondence, a city map, and "Brotherhood of Men and Nations" by John D. Rockefeller Jr., which is compliments of the author, among other items. 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 6065

$175

Title: American Clipper Ships, 1833-1858
Author: Frederick C. Matthews, Octavius T. Howe
Publisher: Marine Research Society
City: Salem, Massachusetts
Year: 1926/1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: Publication No. 13 of the Marine Research Society. This important reference includes details of construction, captains and crews, and voyages of more than 350 clipper ships.

Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in blue cloth-covered boards and brown cloth spines with black lettering and decorative designs. Tightly-bound books show light external wear. Marginal spotting appears on plates and adjacent pages in first volume. Foxing is visible on title pages. Interiors are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with plates Books are in transparent plastic covers.
 
Lot 6066

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique nautically themed fiction in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are all first and early printings, including titles such as "Peter Duck," "Quinn of the Fury," "The Taking of the Cry," and "Mutinty," among others. 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 dust jackets show tearing and/or loss.
 
Lot 6067

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to patriotic and military themes. There are 27 individual music pieces in this lot, which originate from the mid-1800s to the early 20th century. Some titles included are "St. Louis Exposition March & Two-Step," "The Old Sentinel March," and "The Governor's Day," among others. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - please review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. To inspect and acquire more information about this lot, please attend our preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in pleasing condition; all pieces are housed in plastic sleeves.
 
Lot 6068

$275

Title: The Art of the Chinese Potter from the Han Dynasty to the End of the Ming Illustrated in a Series of 192 Examples Selected, Described and with an Introduction
Author: A. L. Hetherington, R. L. Hobson
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/20 pages plus plates
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This is a rare limited first edition of this scholarly work on antique Chinese pottery. This is copy 865 of 1500. 
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in half vellum and checkered blue and green cloth. Book shows moderate external wear. Hinges have been reinforced with white cloth. Traces of removal of bookplate and numeral in ink are visible on front pastedown. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated with frontispiece and (printed tissue-guarded) plates, a number of which are in color.
 
Lot 6069

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of serially-produced antique art and history folios shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The World's Famous Events Portrayed in Word and Picture," "The Story of the Greatest Nations," and "Modern Masters of Etching." Many of these volumes have beautifully illustrated plates and/or lithographs. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes show more advanced age/wear, such as chipping to page edges and wrappers, as well as some faint moisture indications.
 
Lot 6070

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes an Americana catalog from Cadmus Book Shop, dated 1929, excised pages from "The Art-Journal Advertiser," as well as automobile, photography, and culinary related advertisements, among others. 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 6071

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about New England nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Blue Water Men and Women," "Seals of Maritime New England," and "Sail and Steam Along the Maine Coast." Also included is a limited edition copy (number 139 of 725) of John F. Leavitt's "Wake of the Coasters." 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.
 
Lot 6072

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are publications which are scholarly, and/or discuss news and current affairs, such as "The American Mercury," "Forum," "The Mentor," "Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine," and "Christian Herald." There are 34 issues included in this lot, which date from the late 1800s to the 1930s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6073

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera relating to agriculture, horticulture, farming, and husbandry shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes "The Rural Home" magazine, a "Bradley's Standard Fertilizers" catalog, bulb catalogs, as well as publications regarding herd registries, ornamental shrubs, and milk pasteurizing, among other items. 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 6074

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative vintage and antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains all works published by E. T. Paull Music Company. This lot contains covers and music pertaining to the themes of railroad, military, patriotic, and disasters such as fires, hurricanes, and volcanoes, among others. There are fourteen individual music pieces in this lot, which have beautiful color front covers. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - please review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. To inspect and acquire more information about this lot, please attend our preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in pleasing condition; all pieces are housed in plastic sleeves.
 
Lot 6075

$150

Details: This lot includes the antique oak side-by-side dresser shown in the corresponding images. This beautifully crafted piece has a large glass front cabinet with shelves on the left side. The right side houses a beveled inset mirror, a small secretary desk with a raised wood motif and working lock and key, and three drawers. This piece features arts and crafts style appointments. This piece measures approximately 64" tall, 44.5" wide, and 12" deep at the widest point. This piece of estate furniture is one of several we will be offering at today’s auction. This item is available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, New York. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This item generally shows well, with some age/wear such as scratching and/or scuffing to wood and some candle wax residue on the interior of the secretary desk.
 
Lot 6076

$55

Title: Almanack for 1884
Author: Kate Greenaway - Catherine Greenaway, known as Kate Greenaway, was an English children's book illustrator and writer.

Greenaway spent much of her childhood at Rolleston, Nottinghamshire. She studied at what is now the Royal College of Art in London, which at that time had a separate section for women, and was headed by Richard Burchett. Her first book, "Under the Window" (1879), a collection of simple, perfectly idyllic verses about children, was a bestseller.

Greenaway's paintings were reproduced by chromoxylography, by which the colors were printed from hand-engraved wood blocks by the firm of Edmund Evans. Through the 1880s and 1890s, her only rivals in popularity in children's book illustration were Walter Crane and Randolph Caldecott.

"Kate Greenaway" children, all of them little girls and boys too young to be put in trousers, according to the conventions of the time, were dressed in her own versions of late eighteenth century and Regency fashions: smock-frocks and skeleton suits for boys, high-waisted pinafores and dresses with mobcaps and straw bonnets for girls. The influence of children's clothes in portraits by British painter John Hoppner (1758–1810) may have provided her some inspiration. Liberty of London adapted Kate Greenaway's drawings as designs for actual children's clothes. A full generation of mothers in the liberal-minded "artistic" British circles who called themselves "The Souls" and embraced the Arts and Crafts movement dressed their daughters in Kate Greenaway pantaloons and bonnets in the 1880s and 1890s.

Greenaway was elected to membership of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1889. She lived in an Arts and Crafts style house she commissioned from Richard Norman Shaw in Frognal, London, although she spent summers in Rolleston, near Southwell.

Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
City: London
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 20 unnumbered pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in stiff green card covers with gilt lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Gilt-edged pages are clean. Color illustrations are bright.
 
Lot 6077

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the life and art of Allan Ramsay, George Stubbs, Ben Marshall, Mewar paining, and artistry in ink, among others. 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.
 
Lot 6078

$425

Title: Child of God
Author: Cormac McCarthy - Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has written ten novels, spanning the Southern Gothic, Western, and modernist genres. He received the Pulitzer Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction for "The Road." His 2005 novel "No Country for Old Men" was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He received a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award for his 1992 novel, "All the Pretty Horses." "All the Pretty Horses" and "The Road" were also made into major motion pictures.

"Blood Meridian" (1985) was among Time magazine's list of 100 best English-language books published between 1923 and 2005 and placed joint runner-up in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years. Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, alongside Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon and Philip Roth, and called "Blood Meridian" "the greatest single book since Faulkner’s 'As I Lay Dying.'" In 2010 The Times ranked "The Road" first on its list of the 100 best fiction and non-fiction books of the past 10 years. He is frequently compared by modern reviewers to William Faulkner. McCarthy has been increasingly mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1973
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 197 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce stated first edition of this the third novel from the critically acclaimed and highly regarded author. Top edges of volume show faint discoloration, book is otherwise in excellent condition. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and fresh. Intact dust jacket featuring a full rear panel photo of a young McCarthy is well preserved.
 
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