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Lot 6079

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Robert B. Parker, Ed McBain, and Nevada Barr, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 6080

$45

Title: Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1860-1905
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Mayflower Books
City: New York
Year: 1979
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 440 pages
Width: 9" Height: 12.5"
Condition / Notes: Volume and price-clipped dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6081

$150

Title: The Life of Gouverneur Morris, with Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers. Detailing Events in the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States
Author: Jared Sparks - Jared Sparks was an American historian, educator, and Unitarian minister. He served as President of Harvard University from 1849 to 1853.
Publisher: Gray and Bowen
City: Boston
Year: 1832
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: One of Sparks' many biographies of important Americans. Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) was a diplomat and framer of the Constitution.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spines show raised bands with stamped gilt lettering. Books show external wear with small loss of material at edges and margins. Volumes are tightly bound. Books have marbled endpapers and edges. Title pages show light pencil annotations. Pages show varying degrees of foxing throughout. First volume is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Gouverneur Morris.
 
Lot 6082

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative vintage and antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to nautical and aviation themes. There are nine individual music pieces in this lot, which have beautiful color front covers. Some titles included are "Come Take a Trip in My Air Ship," "On the Old Dominion Line," and two copies of "King of the Air." 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 6083

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique Vanity Fair caricature plates shown in the corresponding image(s). These color plates feature the works of various artists, including Spy. These plates were printed by various publishers, including John Swain & Son and Hentshel-Colourtype. There are seven individual plates included in this lot, which have captions such as "Men of the Day, No. 43," "Submarine Telegraphs," "Chemistry," "A City Liberal," and "Electricity," among others. Some of these plates are dated, showing the years 1871 and 1872. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These plates generally show well with vivid colors. Some age/wear indications are present, such as light creasing to one plate and some edge wear.
 
Lot 6084

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of sports and athletics ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes several issues of "The Edgar Allen Works & Sports Magazine," 1962 Dodgers baseball cards by Fleer, and two tickets to the Duke Vs. Navy football game on November 7, 1983, which are unused with the ticket-stub still attached, 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 6085

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique nautical history books by E. Keble Chatterton shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The Auxiliary Patrol," "Danger Zone," and "Windjammers and Shellbacks," 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 6086

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Mark Coggins, Sue Grafton, and Robert B. Parker, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 6087

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of "Bird Lore" magazines and Audubon ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes issues of "Bird Lore" from the early 1900s which contain beautiful color plates and black and white photographs throughout. Additionally, this lot includes educational leaflets from the National Committee of Audubon Societies, 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.
 
Lot 6088

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included are Robert H. Rowe's "Quest For Liberty," and "A Simple Act of Kindness" and "Another Part of the House" by Winston M. Estes. 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. All three volumes include the original dust jacket. "Quest For Liberty" is in like-new condition.
 
Lot 6089

$275

Title: Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Embellished with the Finest Mezzotinto and Steel Engravings, Elegant Embossed Work, Fashions and Music
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: George R. Graham
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1842
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 344 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 10"
Condition / Notes: Antique compilation containing the issues for the year 1842. Volume is bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine displays gilt lettering and ruling. Front board is detached. Boards show rubbing and darkening along leather edges. Pages have occasional light foxing (heavier at margins and reverse sides of plates). Illustrated with bright hand-colored fashion plates.
 
Lot 6090

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Orphan Willie, and Other Stories by Unknown - Dated 1847 by S. & C. Shepley - This volume shows advanced age/wear such as moisture indications to boards and cracking at hinges.
- Wandering John; or, The Prodigal Boy by Unknown - Dated Unknown by American Sunday-School Union - Shows some advanced age/wear such as cracking along hinges and loosening spine cover.
- Some Sweet Day by Lewis J. Bates - Dated 1886 by D. Lothrop & Co.
- The Tract Primer by Unknown - Dated Unknown by American Tract Society - Shows some chipping and loss to spine, some sunning to boards.
- Lantern-Jawed Bob by Prentiss Ingraham - Dated 1908 by The Arthur Westbrook Company - Shows some age/wear such as light tearing to wrappers.
 
Lot 6091

$100

Title: History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Period to 1850
Author: John W. De Forest
Publisher: Wm. Jas. Hamersley
City: Hartford
Year: 1851
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvi/509 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine. Tears appear along gutters, with wear at edges of boards. Binding is sound. Fold-out frontispiece map of Connecticut in 1630 is intact. Pages are clean and without markings. Plates are remarkably well preserved.
 
Lot 6092

$10

Details: This lot includes the original 1810 broadside shown in the corresponding image(s). This broadside advertises a theatrical production of "The Maniac! Or, The Swiss Banditti," taking place at the Lyceum Theatre in London, on Thursday, March 22, 1810. The broadside measures approximately 7.5" by 11.5", and is printed on laid paper. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This broadside shows well, with some light age/wear. There is some chipping to the page edges, mostly concentrated at the lower edge.
 
Lot 6093

$90

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of nautical history & naval exploration books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6094

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Club, In a Dialogue Between Father and Son by Unknown - Dated 1713 by Unknown - Shows some advanced wear with cracking at gutters, and rubbing to boards.
- Our Old Home: A Series of English Sketches by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Dated 1864 by Ticknor and Fields - Shows some advanced age/wear with some chipping and loss to spine covers, wear to board edges, and some chipping to pages.
- The Works in Verse and Prose of William Shenstone, Esq.; Most of Which Were Never Before Printed by William Shenstone - Dated 1764 by R. and J. Dodsley Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - These volume show advanced age/wear. There are bookplates on both front endpapers, and both front boards are detached.
- The Marble Faun; or, The Romance of Monte Beni by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Dated 1860 by Ticknor and Fields Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - Shows some rubbing and moisture indications to boards.
 
Lot 6095

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of antique film/movie related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes lobby cards and promotional photographs, as well as magazines such as "Box Office" and "Film Curb," 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 pin holes and edge wear to some promotional photographs, and marginalia on some magazines.
 
Lot 6096

$30

Title: A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1908
Author: James D. Richardson
Publisher: Bureau of National Literature and Art
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1909
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 11 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter faux leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lettering and decorative designs visible on spines. Books show moderate external wear, with chipping/fraying at ends of spines (first volume has tape across head of spine). Books are tightly bound, with marbled endpapers and gilt top edges. Light spotting appears on fore edges of text block. Interiors are clean and fresh. Illustrated with tissue-guarded portraits of presidents, facsimiles, photographic plates.
 
Lot 6097

$80

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of nautical history and naval exploration books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6098

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the Titanic shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Titanic Voices, The Titanic Disaster, Voyage of the Iceberg, Inside the Titanic, and Beyond Reach: The Search for the Titanic, 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 6099

$35

Title: History of the Barge Canal of New York State
Author: Noble E. Whitford
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1922
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 610 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and fresh. Tipped-in paper slip that bears autoprint signature of Frank M. Williams and reads "Compliments of Frank M. Williams, State Engineer and Surveyor" appears over front endpaper. Contains numerous full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 6100

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of antique photographs shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes cabinet cards and cartes-de-visite, as well as a tintype in a copper colored frame. Some photographs in this lot depict automobiles, group portraits, and individual portraits of both children and adults, 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 6101

$55

Title: Godey's Lady's Book
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Louis A. Godey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1850
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 468 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details: Godey's was a most popular magazine for women, most appreciated for its fashion plates. Most issues include literary texts, articles on fashion and needlework, a song (words & music), poetry, literary notices, etc.
Condition / Notes: Antique compilation contains issues for the year 1850. Volume is bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Books shows external wear, with rubbing of boards and cracking visible along front edge of spine. Lightly age-toned pages show scattered foxing. Illustrated with fashion plates, engraved plates, in-text illustrations, house plans. Contains a number of hand-colored covers, including an depiction of Native Americans before a waterfall.
 
Lot 6102

$175

Title: The Artist and Tradesmanís Guide. Embracing Some Leading Facts and Principles of Science, and a Variety of Matters Adapted to the Wants of the Artist, Mechanic, Manufacturer, and Mercantile Community in Which Is Annexed an Abstract of Tonnage Duties, Custom-House Tares, and Allowances.
Author: John Shepard
Publisher: William Williams
City: Utica
Year: 1827
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 216 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in cloth spine over paper-covered boards. Spine shows tears. Boards are rubbed and lightly stained. Hinges are cracked. Text block is intact. End papers show pencil annotations and moisture markings. Pages show light foxing and marginal moisture markings (heavier at ends of text block).
 
Lot 6103

$20

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of nautical exploration, endurance seafaring, and whaling history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6104

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include history, nature, and furniture making, 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 6105

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about marine artists shown in the corresponding image(s). Featured artists include Thomas Somerscales, Fitz Hugh Lane, J. Franklin Wright, Tim Thompson, and James Edward Buttersworth. 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 6106

$10

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of ocean liner history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6107

$130

Title: The History of the United States of North America; from the Discovery of the Western World to the Present Day
Author: B. B. Woodward, W. H. Bartlett
Publisher: George Virtue & Co.
City: New York
Year: circa 1856
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in half leather, with raised bands and stamped lettering to spines. Books are tightly bound and show rubbing and wear at extremities. Frontispiece plates and title pages show scattered foxing/ moisture markings. Lower outside corners of plates in volume 3 show occasional water markings. Lightly age-toned pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with beautiful steel engravings depicting historical scenes, United States presidents and other important figures. Double-page map of North and Central America with color outlines is well preserved.
 
Lot 6108

$70

Book Details: This lot contains the group of books by/on T. S. Eliot shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "The Confidential Clerk" in first issue dust jacket and a first edition of "Tradition and Experiment in Present-Day Literature" with Eliot's essay on Rebecca West.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications, older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6109

$200

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique Maryland history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the first and second Maryland Cavalry, Confederate soldiers, Heraldic families, and men and women of achievement, 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 6110

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique nautically themed children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "Masterman Ready," "Historic Ships," The Wreck of the Grosvenor," and "Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts," 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. Dust jackets may show some chipping and/or loss.
 
Lot 6111

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The Art of the Vatican," "The Art of the Munich Galleries," and "The Art of the Dresden Gallery." 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. Many of these volumes are ex-library.
 
Lot 6112

$40

Title: The Home and Haunts of Shakespeare
Author: James Leon WIlliams
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1892
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 14.5" Height: 18.25"
Book Details: Introduction by Horace Howard Furness. "Illustrated by fifteen plates in water-color, forty-five full-page photogravures and more than one hundred and fifty other illustrations."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is disbound. Original front wrapper is present, indicating copyright year of 1891 and price of $2.50. "Section VI" appears in lower left-hand corner. All called-for illustrations are present.
 
Lot 6113

$40

Title: The New World of Words: or, Universal English Dictionary. Containing an Account of the Original or Proper Sense, and Various Significants of All Hard Words Derived from Other Languages, viz. Hebrew, Arabick, Syriack, Greek, Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, British, Saxon, Danish, Dutch &c as Now Made Use of in Our English Tongue. Together with a Brief and Plain Explication of All Terms relating to Any of the Arts and Sciences, either Liberal or Mechanical , viz. Grammar, Rhetorick, Logick, Theology, Law, Metaphysicks, Ethicks, Natural Philosophy, Physick, Surgery, Anatomy, Chymistry, Pharmacy, Botanicks, Arithmetick, Geometry, Astronomy, Astrology, Cosmography, Geography, Hydrography, Navigation, Architecture, Fortification, Dialling, Surveying, Gauging, Opticks, Catoptricks, Dioptricks, Perspective, Musick, Mechanicks, Staticks, Chiromancy, Physiognomy, Heraldry, Merchandize, Maritime and Military Affairs, Agriculture, Gardening, Handicrafts, Jewelling, Painting, Carving, Engraving, Confectionary, Cookery, Horsemanship, Hawking, Hunting, Fowling, Fishing &c, to Which Is Added, the Interpretation of Proper Names of Men and Women, That Derive Their Original from the Above-Mention'd Ancient and Modern Tongues, with Those of Writs and Processes at Law: Also the Greek and Latin Names of Divers Sorts of Animals, Plants, Metals, &c. and Several Other Remarkable Matters More Particularly Express'd in the Preface. Compiled by Edward Phillips, Gent. The Sixth Edition. Revised, Corrected, and Improved; with the Addition of Near Twenty Thousand Words, from the Best Auhtors, Domestick and Foreign, That Treat of the Several Subjects by J. K. Philobibl.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Edward Phillips, John Kersey
Publisher: H. Rhodes and I. Taylor
City: London
Year: 1706
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.5" Height: 13.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique folio is rebound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Half title page, title page, preface and first six pages of text are facsimile replacement pages. Original pages show toning, foxing and marginal moisture markings. Text appears in double columns, with words and definitions in different print types.
 
Lot 6114

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the history of lighthouses shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "Famous Lighthouses of New England," "The Northern Lights," and "The Lighthouses of the Chesapeake," 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 6115

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique German-language art books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this collection are "Zeichnungen altdeutscher Meister zur Zeit Durers" (Verlag Ernst Arnold) and seven volumes of the decoratively bound edition of Propylaen-Kunstgeschichte. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6116

$15

Details: This lot includes the large group of antique prints and artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes works with a theme of nature, aviation, nautical, and illustrations from "Pilgrim's Progress," 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 6117

$300

Title: Examples of Maya Pottery in the Museum and Other Collections
Author: uncredited author
Editor: G. B. Gordon
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Museum
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 15.75" Height: 21"
Book Details: Parts I and II.
Condition / Notes: A rare collection of plates illustrating the pottery of ancient Maya civilization. Two sets in original brown wrappers, contained in cloth-backed elephant folio. Folio shows mild soiling/markings, with minor loss of material at upper right-hand corner of front board. Plates are remarkably well preserved, showing sharp detail in vivid color.
 
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