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Lot 6313

$40

Title: The Lock and Key Library: Classic Mystery and Detective Stories
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Julian Hawthorne - Julian Hawthorne was an American writer and journalist, the son of novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne and Sophia Peabody. He wrote numerous poems, novels, short stories, mystery/detective fiction, essays, travel books, biographies and histories. As a journalist he reported on the Indian Famine for Cosmopolitan magazine, and the Spanish-American War for the New York Journal.

Publisher: The Review of Reviews Co.
City: New York
Year: 1909
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Contents: North Europe (Russian, Swedish, Danish, Hungarian), Mediterranean (Italian, Spanish, Oriental, Ancient Latin and Greek), German (Friedrich Spielhagen, Gustav Meyrink, Dietrich Theden, Paul Heyse, Wilhelm Hauff, Ernest Theodor Amadeus Hoffman, Karl Rosner, August Groner), Clasic French (Charles Nodier, Honore de Balzac, Francois De Voltaire, Alexandre Dumas), Modern French (Jules Claretie, Pierre Mille, Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant, Villiers de l'Isle Adam, Erckmann-Chatrian), French Novels (Victor Cherbuliez, Paul Bourget), Old Time English (Charles Dickens, Bulwer-Lytton, Thomas De Quincey, Charles Robert Maturin, Laurence Sterns, William Makepeace Thackeray), Modern English (Rudyard Kipling, A. Conan Doyle, Egerton Castle, Stanley J. Weyman, Wilkie Collins, Robert Louis Stevenson), American (Julian Hawthorne, F. Marion Crawford, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Melville D. Post, Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, Charles Brockden Brown, Fitzjames O'Brien, Nathaniel Hawthorne), Real Life (Arthur Train, P.H. Woodward, Andrew Lang, M. Robert-Houdin, Charles Dickens)
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in quarter red leatherette over red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Volumes show light external wear. Books are tightly bound. Interiors are clean and without markings. Illustrated with attractively designed title pages and tissue-guarded frontispiece plates (frontispiece and tissue guard for German volume is detached).
 
Lot 6314

$90

Title: The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All Nations and All Ages
Author: uncredited author
Editor: A. R. Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, J. P. Lamberton
Publisher: William Finley & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1895
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This is a scarce complete set of this limited Imperial edition of this work. This is copy 578 of 1,000. A. R. Spofford's signature appears on pages bearing limitation statement.
Condition / Notes: Antique decorative set is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spines show stamped gilt lettering and decorative design. Volume X shows loss of material from head of spine. Books otherwise show mild external wear. Volumes are solidly bound, with patterned endpapers and gilt top edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with photogravure plates.
 
Lot 6315

$15

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of nautical history & 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 6316

$300

Details: This lot includes the antique stacking barrister bookcase shown in the corresponding images. This handsome piece of furniture is made of stained oak, with the original hardware still present. It has five glass-paneled hinged doors. There is an original label present at the rear of each shelf. These pieces were manufactured by the Globe-Wernicke Co., in size C 9 1/2 grade 299, or patterns 109 or 111. This piece measures approximately 69" tall, 34" wide, and 9.5" 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 piece generally shows well with some age/wear, such as scratching and/or scuffing to wood.
 
Lot 6317

$175

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of antique U. S. 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 6318

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique U. S. history decorative sets shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a complete four volume set of "The Presidents of the United States 1789 - 1914" by James Grant Wilson. Also included is a complete eight volume set, compiled in four volumes of "Lossing's History of the United States from the Aboriginal Times to the Present Day." 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.
 
Lot 6319

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique music related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes sheet music, much of which is decorative, records, as well as programs from performances such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, among other items. The records include two by The Beatles, as well as "Swedish Eyes" by The Gail Savage Band, which is inscribed on the front cover. 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 6320

$20

Title: The Old East Indiamen
Author: E. Keble Chatterton
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: circa 1914
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/343 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Gilt ruling and color pastedown of clipper ship appear on front cover. Book shows light external wear, with lettering to spine now faded. Front hinge is beginning to crack. Interior is clean and without markings. Contains a tissue-guarded color frontispiece of the East Indiaman "Thomas Coutts" as she appeared in the year 1826 and 33 illustrations.
 
Lot 6321

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- History of the American Revolution, With A Preliminary View of the Character and Principles of the Colonists, And Their Controversies with Great Britain by S. F. Wilson, J. L. Blake, S. F. Wilson - Dated 1839 by N. Hickman - This volume shows some age/wear such as cracking along gutters and some moisture indications and foxing to pages.

- The Life of Gen. Francis Marton, A Celebrated Partizan Officer in the Revolutionary War, Against the British and Tories, in South Carolina and Georgia by P. Horry, M. L. Weems - Dated 1815 by M. L. Weems - This volume shows advanced age/wear with cracking at hinges, loss to spine cover, and a lacking front free endpaper.

- American Military Biography; Containing the Lives, Characters, and Anecdotes of the Officers of the Revolution, Who Were Most Distinguished in Achieving Our National Independence by uncredited author - Dated 1825 by Unknown - This volume shows advanced age/wear with some tearing and loss to pages, ink marginalia on endpapers, stamps, and foxing to pages.

- Biographical Sketches of Distinguished American Naval Heroes in the War of the Revolution, Between the American Republic and the Kingdom of Great Britain by S. Putnam Waldo - Dated 1823 by Silas Andrus - This volume shows some rubbing to boards, moisture indications, and foxing to pages.

- Annals of the American Revolution; Or a Record of the Causes and Events Which Produced, and Terminated in the Establishment and Independence of the American Republic by Jedidiah Morse - Dated 1824 by uncredited - This volume shows some advanced age/wear with rubbing to boards, some loss to endpapers, and foxing to pages.
 
Lot 6322

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique nautical history, reference, and ship design books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Ship Economics, Ship's Medicine Chest and First Aid at Sea, American Ship Types, and Principles of Naval Architecture, 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 6323

$35

Title: Our Native Land: or, Glances at American Scenery and Places with Sketches of Life and Character
Author: uncredited author
Editor: George T. Ferris
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1886
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/615 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique leather-bound volume with raised bands and bright gilt lettering is in admirable condition. Book shows only light foxing at ends of text block. Otherwise decoratively bound volume with marbled endpapers and gilt edges is in excellent condition. Contains many in-text and full-page engraved illustrations.
 
Lot 6324

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of original correspondence and letterheads shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes some which are related to railroads or political appointments, as well as some from attorneys, the War Finance Committee, and Harvard, among many others. Much of this correspondence relates to Harold D. Ulrich, a labor member of the M.T.A. Board of Trustees. There are approximately 100 pieces in this lot, all of which are carefully stored in plastic sleeves. 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. Many of these pages show darkening at the corners from adhesive remnants.
 
Lot 6325

$45

Title: The Commodore's Story
Author: Ralph Middleton Munroe - Ralph Middleton Munroe was an American yacht designer and early resident of Coconut Grove in south Florida. His home, now The Barnacle Historic State Park, is the oldest house in Miami-Dade County still standing in its original location., Vincent Gilpin
Publisher: Ives Washburn Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/384 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Biography of a south Florida pioneer and yachtsman, "Commodore" Ralph Middleton Munroe. Part One is by Munroe, consisting primarily of reminiscences. Part Two is by Vincent Gilpin, who edited the first section and adds detail and context in the second. Preface by Herbert L. Stone.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with photographic plates. Price-clipped dust jacket is split in two parts, with front and rear panels intact and spine cover quite tattered.
 
Lot 6326

$15

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books about nautical exploration, races, and steamboats 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 6327

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Famous Men of Britain by uncredited author - Dated Unknown by Horace C. Peck - This miniature volume shows some advanced age/wear, including partially detached boards, a lacking spine cover and some loosening and/or detached pages.
- History of "Can't" and "Try:" In Verse by D. P. Kidder, uncredited author Edited by D. P. Kidder - Dated 1850 by Lane & Scott - Some loosening pages and signatures.
- The London Boy by uncredited author - Dated 1833 by American Sunday-School Union - This volume shows some chipping and loss along spine, pages show some foxing.
- Biographical Memoirs of the Illustrious General George Washington, Late President of the United States of America, and Commander in Chief of their Armies, During the Revolutionary War by uncredited author - Dated 1810 by I. Cooke & Co. - This volume shows some advanced age/wear. The front endpapers are lacking, as are several pages toward the rear.
 
Lot 6328

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of uniformly bound antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this collection include "The World's Best Authors: Their Works and Photographs," "Lives of Our Presidents," "Popular Pastimes for Amusement and Instruction" and "The American Speaker and Writer: A Standard Work on Elocution and Composition." All of these titles were published by the National Publishing Company of Philadelphia. 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 6329

$20

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books about shipwrecks & treasure 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 6330

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ladies ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes culinary items such as cook books and menus, as well as items relating to fashion, beauty, and cosmetics, 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 6331

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of antique chromolithographs, shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes pieces depicting nature, flowers, animals, and religious themes, 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 6332

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Ferdinand and Isabella, Peru, Mexico, and historic houses, 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 6333

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray scenes of Williamsburg, Virginia, the Finger Lakes, and the Mississippi Gulf coast, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 200 postcards 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 postcards generally show well with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6334

$90

Title: Selections in Modern Art Consisting of One Hundred and Twenty-Five Steel Engravings and Etchings after the Works of Recent and Contemporaneous Artists
Author: George W. Sheldon
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1885-1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 11.5" Height: 15"
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique folio set is bound in full leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Front boards are also illustrated with gilt pictorial design showing a female figure from classical antiquity holding a palette in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. The same image blindstamped at the center of the two back covers. Elaborate blindstamped borders can be seen on both boards. Hinges have been reinforced. Volumes have marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Pages show marginal foxing and/or moisture markings. A small number of pages of the first volume show insect damage to fore edges. Images of plates are clean and bright.
 
Lot 6335

$20

Title: Naval Biography, Consisting of Memoirs of the Most Distinguished Officers of the American Navy; to Which is Annexed the Life of General Pike
Author: James McBride
Publisher: Morgan, Williams & Co.
City: Cincinnati
Year: 1815
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 296 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This is a rare first edition of this early work of U.S. naval history.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is a former library holding and has been rebound accordingly. Upper portions of title page are plasticized. Title page lacks approximately 1/4 of its total area from the upper right hand corner in. Edges of remaining portion show minor chipping. White paper slip with "handle with care" notification has been tipped in above title page. Name of library is stamped at bottom of title page and on first page of text. 1846 inscription noting donation to library can be seen on reverse side of title page. Name "Salem Academy No. 56" appears on first page of preface. No other library markings or annotations are apparent. Foxing is visible throughout. Final pages have faint moisture markings
 
Lot 6336

$30

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 relating to World War I. There are 17 individual music pieces in this lot, which have beautiful color front covers. Some titles included are "The Marines' Hymn," "Tipperary Guards," and "Frenchy Come To Yankee Land," 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 6337

$40

Details: This lot includes the original antique oil-on-canvas portrait painting shown in the corresponding image(s). This portrait figures a woman with dark hair and blue eyes, dressed in an ornamented high-collared dress. This painting is unsigned and is dated circa 1885. This painting is housed in a handsome gilt frame which measures 23" by 26.5".
Condition / Notes: This painting generally shows well with some age/wear. There is a small amount of flaking to the paint, which is at her left eye, her chin, and at the lower edge of the painting. The frame shows some loss, concentrated along the right edge. The canvas is not fully attached to the frame.
 
Lot 6338

$30

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of marine art 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 6339

$90

Title: A. J. Munnnings, R.A.: Pictures of Horses and English Life. With an Appreciation by Lionel Lindsay
Author: A. J. Munnings
Publisher: Eyre and Spottiswoode Limited
City: London
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/199 pages
Width: 10.75" Height: 13.75"
Book Details: First trade edition.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light brown cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light soiling and smudging to covers. Binding is tight. Gilt-edged pages are clean. Foxing appears occasionally on tissue guards, with very sporadic spotting to margins of b&w and bright color plates.
 
Lot 6340

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique greeting cards, including some valentines, shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes some chromolithographs, as well as cards which are die-cut or pop-ups, among other handsome design elements. 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 6341

$30

Title: Adolf Frohner: Das vulgare Ballett. Mit einem Werkkatalog samtlicher Radierungen 1959 bis 1968
Author: Kristian Sotriffer
Publisher: Edition Tusch Verlag Anton Schroll & Co.
City: Vienna
Year: 1969
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 70 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Volume II in the series Osterreichische Druckgraphiker der Gegenwart.
Condition / Notes: This is a rare limited edition of this work that included 4 original pencil-signed etchings. This is number 35 of 1000 copies, of which numbers 21 to 220 were signed by the artist. Volume is bound in original wrappers. Jacket with pictorial front cover shows light shelfwear. Binding is solid. Interior is clean and bright.
 
Lot 6342

$15

Details: This lot includes the two antique Civil war related postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). One postcard depicts a black and white image of Corp. John L. Smith, with the dates 1862 - 1865. The second postcard depicts a color image of the Confederate flag, with the caption "Lest we forget." Beside the flag are the lyrics to "Ode to the Heroes Who Sleep." This postcard has some handwritten correspondence on the back, and has a postmark of 1910. These postcard measure between 3.25" and 3.35" wide and 5.5" long. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These postcards generally show well with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6343

$70

Title: Heraldischer Atlas: Eine Sammlung von heraldischen Musterblattern fur Kunstler, Gewerbetreibende, sowie fur Freunde der Wappenkunde
Author: H. G. Strohl
Publisher: Verlag von Julius Hoffmann
City: Stuttgart
Year: 1899
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 23 pages plus 76 plates
Width: 10.25" Height: 13.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light brown cloth with stamped red lettering and decorative designs. Pictorial design appears on front cover. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is tight, with blue endpapers with gilt ornamental designs. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with in-text drawings and full-page b&w and color plates accompanied by commentary. Plates are remarkably well preserved, with intensely vivid colors.
 
Lot 6344

$70

Title: Charlie Chaplin in the Movies
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: M. A. Donohue & Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1917
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 12 unnumbered pages
Width: 16" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Little Artist Coloring Book. Two comic strips per page plus a single comic strip on versos of wrappers. Identified as No. 316 on front cover.
Condition / Notes: Rare first edition of this antique coloring book. Oblong volume possesses bright pictorial covers depicting legendary silent screen star Charlie Chaplin. Attached original wrappers show shelfwear, with light soiling and perforation to front cover. Title page and comic strips show neatly colored illustrations.
 
Lot 6345

$110

Details: This lot includes the early-to-mid 19th century lithograph of a 1748 map shown in the corresponding image(s). This map depicts the town of New Haven, Connecticut, the home of Yale. The map is titled "A Plan of the Town of New Haven, With all the Buildings in 1748". This was engraved and published by L. Schierhold. There is a list of the first grantees of the town of New Haven in the lower right hand corner, with numbers which correlate to their lots. This map is housed in a beautiful tiger oak frame, which measures 24" by 31". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This map generally shows well with some age/wear indications. There is some age toning to the paper, with some small areas of loss. The frame has some light scratches and flecks of white paint.
 
Lot 6346

$25

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of estate books, which are mostly antique and decorative, 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 6347

$10

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique estate books books shown in the corresponding image(s). Most of these volumes are art history related. 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. This lot contains some ex-library volumes.
 
Lot 6348

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of Massachusetts related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes publications such as "The Tech", several supplements to the catalog of the Flint Public Library, typed and handwritten correspondence on letterhead, and travel brochures, 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 6349

$55

Title: Life Histories of North American Birds with Special Reference to Their Breeding Habits and Eggs, with Twelve Lithographic Plates
Author: Charles Bendire
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: viii/444 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 13.25"
Book Details: Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum, Special Bulletin No. 1.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original wrappers. Book shows chipping to edges, cracking along spine and tearing to final four pages, with upper outside fourth of those four pages detached. Pages are clean and fresh. Tissue-guarded color plates show brightly.
 
Lot 6350

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of technical ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes tool catalogs, equipment operator's manuals, and advertisements, 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 6351

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of antique original correspondence shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes handwritten and typed correspondence, many of which include envelopes with postal cancels, and letterheads and/or billheads from companies such as The Henderson-Ames Company, Model Home School of Household Economics, and Globe Indemnity Company, 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.
 
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