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Lot 7001

$150
Title: Allegro, A Musical Play
Author: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1948 Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with blind-stamped design and bright gilt embossing on the spine, this vintage volume is a scarce musical play signed by the classic musical duo Rodgers & Hammerstein. Items signed by both Rodgers and Hammerstein are very scarce. The volume is in the original mylar-covered paper dust jacket.

Richard Rodgers (1902 – 1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895 – 1960) were a well-known American songwriting duo, usually referred to as Rodgers and Hammerstein. They created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s during what is considered the golden age of the medium. With Rodgers composing the music and Hammerstein writing the lyrics, five of their shows, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music, were outstanding successes. In all, among the many accolades that their shows (and their film versions) garnered were thirty-four Tony Awards, fifteen Academy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, and two Grammys. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

Allegro is the duo's third collaboration for the stage. Opening on Broadway on October 10, 1947, the musical centers on the life of Joseph Taylor, Jr.—Joe follows in the footsteps of his father as a doctor, but is tempted by fortune and fame at a big-city hospital. The musical opened on Broadway to a large advance sale of tickets, and very mixed reviews. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket shows light shelf wear along the edges, and is price-clipped. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 157 pages.
 
Lot 7002

$600
Title: The Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq.
Author: Samuel Pepys
Publisher: Henry Colburn
Printing Year: 1825
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Handsomely bound in green cloth with fancy green three-quarter leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a first edition of The Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, a key historical record of Restoration London. The work is illustrated with thirteen engravings, all present within these volumes, including a fold-out chart.

Samuel Pepys FRS, MP, JP, (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes have been professionally rebound in decorative bindings and show very well. The volumes show some external age/wear, with shelf wear and rubbing along the leather edges. The front board of volume one is detached. The volumes are very solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges and deckled edges along the side and bottom. The volumes contain marbled endpapers, with a decorative bookplate on the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 12".
 
Lot 7003

$70
Title: Habits That Handicap, The Menace of Opium, Alcohol and Tobacco and the Remedy
Author: Charles B. Towns
Publisher: The Century Co.
Printing Year: 1916

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work on addictions to alcohol, opium and tobacco. Charles B. Towns (1862–1947) was an expert on alcoholism and drug addiction who helped draft drug control legislation in the United States during the early 20th century.

Charles B. Towns was born in Georgia in 1862. In his youth he worked as a farm hand; he later moved into railroading and eventually sold life insurance. He then moved to New York and between 1901–1904 he had a partnership in a brokerage firm that failed. It was at this time he was approached by a mysterious unnamed individual who claimed that he had a cure for drug addictions such as heroin, opium and alcoholism. The mysterious individual suggested to Towns they could make a lot of money from it.

In spite of Towns' own doctor stating the cure was ridiculous, Towns set out to find addicted people by placing ads for "drug fiends" who wanted to be cured. Town by this time had read all the known literature on drug addiction and alcoholism. By this trial and error approach Towns refined his cure. Towns' reputation spread in the criminal underworld and he treated addicted gangsters. He involved Dr. Alexander Lambert in his venture. Dr. Lambert was a professor at Cornell University Medical College, who as a physician to President Theodore Roosevelt informed various people in government about the Towns-Lambert cure. Towns was eventually sent by the US government to China to assist with the recovery of some of the 160 million drug addicts in the country. By 1908 while in China, Towns claimed to have cured thousands by his methods. Between the years 1910 and 1920 he aided in the drafting of the Boylan Bill and the Harrison Act.

Towns claimed a 90% success rate from his cure based on the reasoning that those people he never heard from again had been cured. Towns' reputation by the 1920s had greatly diminished in the medical community as his claims regarding his cure became more exaggerated. The Towns-Lambert cure bordered on quackery.

The formula for Towns-Lambert cure was the deliriant, Atropa belladonna, also called deadly nightshade. The effects of belladonna include delirium, hallucinations, light sensitivity, confusion, and dry mouth. The second ingredient in the mixture was another deliriant, Hyoscyamus niger, also known as henbane, hog's bean, or insane root. It contained two alkaloids, hyoscyamine and hyoscine. The third major ingredient was the dried bark or berries of Xanthoxylum Americanum, or prickly ash, added to help with diarrhea and intestinal cramps. The dosage given was determined by the physiologic reaction of each patient. When the face became flushed, the throat dry, and the eyes dilated, the amount of the mixture was reduced or stopped. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows very light external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities and light sunning to the spine. The text block is solidly bound with light age-toned pages. The spine is very slightly cocked. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 289 pages.
 
Lot 7004

$275
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Pedestal Table Base with Glass Top
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: 18.5" tall, 16.5" diameter (table), 24" diameter (glass top)

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. The MacKenzie-Childs items we are selling during this auction all came from the estate of a former staff member of the company who lived in the Ithaca area. This lot features the classic, signature style of MacKenzie-Childs, with hand-painted, whimsical designs several muted colors.

Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted, American-made ceramics, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible at its facility in Aurora, New York in the Finger Lakes Region. Founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, the company continues a tradition of hand-made ceramics to this day, with every piece molded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast, fired up to three times, hand-glazed, and decorated. The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” (detail courtesy of MacKenzie-Childs' website)

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show some light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades.
 
Lot 7005

$130
Title: Seventh Report of the Forest, Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York
Author: Timothy L. Woodruff, President, et al
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in teal cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume provides government reports from the New York fishing and game commissioners from 1901. The work is profusely illustrated with black and white plates within the text and full-page color illustrations from various illustrators, including Denton and Fuertes. The illustrations within this volume have been collated according to the list of illustrations in the table of contents, and all are present. This is a former library volume, with handwritten, white lettering on the spine, one stamp on each endpaper, and pencil handwriting on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities. The text block shows advanced play, with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" and contains 534 pages.
 
Lot 7006

$60
Title: In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1965 First Trade Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt and silver embossing, this vintage volume is a first trade edition, first printing of Truman Capote's most influential work. This volume meets the criteria for a first trade edition (there was a signed, limited first edition), with "First Printing" state on the copyright page, no book club mark on the rear board, a $5.95 price on the dust jacket and "1/66" printed on the bottom of the front flap of the jacket. The rear dust jacket flap says "Publishers of the American College Dictionary and the Modern Library". (points courtesy of www.fedpo.com)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with moisture indications on the boards. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows wear, with some age toning and tearing concentrated along the edges, primarily on the bottom of the spine/front cover. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 343 pages.
 
Lot 7007

$90
Title: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, A Romaunt
Author: Lord Byron
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1841

Condition/Details: Rebound in decorative, antique marbled paper with crimson three-quarter leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a first issue of the illustrated poem of Lord Byron. The work is illustrated with 62 engravings by the brothers Finden, including an engraved frontispiece portrait of Byron, an engraved title page and a gorgeous fold-out map at the rear of the volume. All other engravings are within the text. The engravings have been collated, and all called for illustrations are present.

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem written by the poet George Gordon, Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is dedicated to "Ianthe", the term of endearment he used for Charlotte Harley (the artist Francis Bacon's great-great-grandmother). The poem describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands; in a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation weary of the wars of the post-Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. The title comes from the term childe, a medieval title for a young man who was a candidate for knighthood. (description courtesy of Wikipedia)

William Finden (1787 – 20 September 1852) was an English line engraver. He served his apprenticeship to one James Mitan, but appears to have owed far more to the influence of James Heath, whose works he privately and earnestly studied. His first employment on his own account was engraving illustrations for books. His neat style and smooth finish made his pictures very attractive and popular, and although he executed several large plates, his chief work throughout his life was book illustration. His younger brother, Edward Finden, worked in conjunction with him, and so much demand arose for their productions that ultimately a company of assistants was engaged, and plates were produced in increasing numbers. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume has been professionally rebound in a decorative, antique custom binding. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some wear along the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with clean, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 320 pages.
 
Lot 7008

$110
Title: Amadis of Gaul
Author: Vasco Lobeira
Publisher: T. N. Longman and O. Rees
Printing Year: 1803
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Bound in cloth with decorative three quarter leather, crimson and green spine labels and bright, intricate gilt embossing and gilded top page edges, this antique set is a scarce four-volume collection of Amadis de Gaula (original Castilian Spanish version), a landmark work among the knight-errantry tales which were in vogue in 16th century Iberian Peninsula, and formed the earliest reading of many Renaissance and Baroque writers, although it was written at the onset of the 14th century. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This set contains the English translation from Robert Southey from the Spanish version of Garciordonez de Montalvo. These volumes have been professionally restored in a decorative binding. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities and light shelf wear. The top of the spine cover of volume three is lightly torn. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 4 1/4" x 6 1/2".
 
Lot 7009

$15
This lot features the following authentic pieces of Wedgwood Blue Jasper Ware pottery:

Item Description: Teapots
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: Tall Teapot - 5 1/2" tall, Miniature Teapot - 2 1/4" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the pieces of original vintage Wedgwood Blue Jasper Ware pottery shown in the corresponding image. These pieces feature a Roman theme, with cream cherubs in relief on a blue background. The name "Wedgwood" is imprinted on the bottom of each piece, along with "Made in England," which dates these pieces after 1929.

Josiah Wedgwood (12 July 1730 – 3 January 1795) was an English potter, founder of the Wedgwood company, credited with the industrialization of the manufacture of pottery. Wedgwood developed a number of industrial innovations for his company, notably a way of measuring kiln temperatures accurately and new ware types Black Basalt and Jasper Ware (the first color was Poland Blue, an innovation that required experiments with more than 3,000 samples). The main themes on the company's jasper ware have all been taken from ancient mythologies: Roman, Greek or Egyptian. (description courtesy of Wikipedia)

All items in this lot are in very good condition or may show light indications of age/wear. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7010

$275
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Fluted Dinner Plates
Number of Pieces: 8
Dimension: 10.5" diameter

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. The MacKenzie-Childs items we are selling during this auction all came from the estate of a former staff member of the company who lived in the Ithaca area. This lot features the classic, signature style of MacKenzie-Childs, with hand-painted, whimsical designs several muted colors.

Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted, American-made ceramics, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible at its facility in Aurora, New York in the Finger Lakes Region. Founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, the company continues a tradition of hand-made ceramics to this day, with every piece molded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast, fired up to three times, hand-glazed, and decorated. The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” (detail courtesy of MacKenzie-Childs' website)

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show some light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7011

$45
This lot includes the group of small, limited edition botanical plates shown in the corresponding image(s). Each of these pieces show the signature of artist Anne Stromquist, with a handwritten limitation number and title. Pieces in this lot include those titled "Shooting Star", "Saffron - Crocus Paturis", and "Forget-Me-Not". These pieces were professionally framed in silver metal frames measuring 7 1/2" x 9", with a label from The Corners Gallery in Ithaca, New York. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7012

$35
This lot includes the group of books on the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7013

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's titles:

- Ella's Locket And What It Brought Her by G. E. Dartnell - Dated 1875 by Marcus Ward & Co.
- Ruth's Present - Dated 1881 by Dodd, Mead, and Company
- Ferdinanda: A Story For Children - Dated 1843 by B. J. Webb and Brother
- Break O'Day and Other Stories by George Wharton Edwards - Dated 1901 by The Century Co.
- The Fairy's Search, and Other Poems by Mrs. Emeline S. Smith - Dated 1847 by Nafis & Cornish
- The Wanderer - Dated c1890 by American Tract Society
- Self Denial, or, Alice Wood, and Her Missionary Society - Dated c1890 by American Tract Society - Lacking title page.
- Ann Lively and Her Bible - Dated c1890 by American Tract Society
- The Drowning Boy - Dated c1890 by American Sunday-School Union - In paper wrappers, with string binding.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7014

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique dairy titles:

- A Handbook for Farmers and Dairyman by F.W. Woll - Dated 1897 by John Wiley & Sons - Stated first edition.
- Second Annual Report of the New York State Dairy Commissioner - Dated 1886 by Weed, Parsons and Company - Decorative gilt embossing. Lacking front endpapers, boards cracking.
- Treatise on Milch Cows by John S. Skinner - Dated 1865 by Orange Judd
- Lehrbuch der Milchwirthschlaft by Dr. W. Fleischmann - Dated 1901 by M. Heinfius Nachfolger - Decorative gilt embossing, well preserved volume.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7015

$200
Title: Tales and Novels
Author: Maria Edgeworth
Publisher: Baldwin and Cradock
Printing Year: 1832
Number of Volumes: Complete 18-volume set

Notes: Handsomely bound in marbled paper with three quarter leather, raised spine bands, crimson and green spine labels and intricate gilt tooling, this antique set is a scarce collection of works by Maria Edgeworth. Maria Edgeworth (1 January 1767 – 22 May 1849) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and children's writer. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes feature engraved title pages and frontispieces. These volumes have been professionally rebound in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some rubbing along the extremities and light shelf wear. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges and marbled endpapers. The previous owner's decorative bookplate is on the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 4 1/4" x 6 3/4".
 
Lot 7016

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage jewelry reference titles:

- Jewelers' Supplies - Dated 1935 by C. & E. Marshall Co - This large catalog shows some advanced wear indications, including separations within the text block, chipping and wear to the pages and boards, and other typical wear.
- Census of India, Jewellery and Ornaments in India - A Historical Outline by M. K. Pal - Dated 1970 by Office of the Registrar General, India
- Solid Gold and Rolled Gold Plate Society Emblems - Dated 1906 by Irons & Russell - Features many plates of pins, buttons and charms. Shows advanced wear, with moisture indications and boards detached along internal hinges.
- Workshop Notes for Jewelers and Watchmakers - Dated 1899 by Jewelers' Circular Publishing Co. - Advanced wear, with detached pages and the boards detached along the internal hinges.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7017

$15
Title: English Men of Letters
Author: various authors
Publisher: Arkel Weekly Company
Printing Year: 1895
Number of Volumes: 7-volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with black and gilt spine labels, this antique set provides biographical details on famous English writers, such as Thackeray, Wordsworth, Defoe, Bunyan, Byron, Dickens, Scott, Pope, Chaucer and Shelley, among others. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8".
 
Lot 7018

$45
This lot includes the group of literature titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include: The Heart of the Ancient Wood, The Sampo, a Wonder Tale of the North Pole, Chimney-Pot Papers, Pilgrim's Progress, The Ten Dwellers, The Story of the Other Wise Man, The Elizabethan Shakespeare, The Canterbury Tales, Six Horses and Christmas Tyde. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7019

$10
This lot features the following authentic pieces of Royal Copenhagen's Golden Basket pattern porcelain:

Item Description: Oval Serving Platters
Number of Pieces: 3
Dimension: 12" long

Details/Condition: This lot includes the pieces of original vintage Royal Copenhagen porcelain shown in the corresponding image. These pieces are from the "Golden Basket" line, decorated in a gilt and peach floral arrangement in a basket, centered in a wide gilt band around the edge of the pieces.

Royal Copenhagen, officially the Royal Porcelain Factory, is a manufacturer of porcelain products and was founded in Copenhagen in 1775 under the protection of Queen Juliane Marie. It is recognized by its factory mark, the three wavy lines above each other, symbolizing Denmark’s three straits: Oresund, the Great Belt and the Little Belt. (description courtesy of Wikipedia)

All items in this lot are in very good condition or may show light indications of age/wear.
 
Lot 7020

$35
This lot includes the group of signed Patricia Cornwell At Risk shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes at least some first editions of the work. All of the books are in mylared dust jackets and are in like-new condition. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7021

$40
This lot includes the group of antique school books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are bound in paper-covered and cloth-covered boards and most were published throughout the Nineteenth Century. These volumes feature a variety of school topics, including husbandry, natural history, "improvement of society", arithmetic, readers, spelling, and United States history. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7022

$40
This lot contains a collection of antique French engravings of agricultural and farming equipment, bound in boards covered in green and black marbled paper. This volume does not contain a title page and is undated. The engraved plates contain titles including: "Charrue des environs de Lille, dite le Brabant," "Charrue dite Brabant a roues inegales," "Charrue dite Royale," "Charrue dite Cultivateur," "Le Binot," "Louchet Piquet Houe &c.," "Chariot de Fermier," "Gros Chariot de Roulage," "Brouette et Chariot," "Tombereau a trois roues, avec avant-train mobile," "Tombereau a trois roues fixes," "Cave aux Engrais," and "Briqueterie." Each plate appears on its own individual signature, with a blank reverse. The volume shows some wear, with the spine cover lacking and external rubbing. Internally, the volume shows some moisture indications and the pages are age-toned. The volume measures approximately 10" x 13".
 
Lot 7023

$30
This lot includes the group of miniature antique hymnals shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes range in size from 3" x 5" to 2" x 3 1/2". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; because these are older books some have more advanced flaws, including detached or lacking boards and spine covers .
 
Lot 7024

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique & vintage titles on U.S. history:

- Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper edited by A.R. Harding - Dated 1941 by A.R. Harding - Wrappers.
- Souvenir of Dublin, N.H. by Henry D. Allison - Dated 1891 by Rockwell & Churchill - Oblong volume with decorative gilt embossing. Spine shows light wear with light water spotting, slight loss to bottom corner of front board.
- Simon Kenton: Kentucky Scout by Thomas D. Clark - Dated 1943 by Farrar & Rinehart - Illustrated by Edward Shenton.
- The Home of Washington by Benson J. Lossing - Dated 1871 by Virtue & Yorston - Illustrated. Slight cracking to front board.
- New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. by uncredited author - Dated 1907 by New England Telephone and Telegraph Company - Staple bound in wrappers.
- Souvenir of the Centennial Anniversary of Washington's Inauguration by Martha J. Lamb - Dated 1889 by White & Allen - Decorative three quarter leather binding with illustrations.
- Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume XXVI - Dated 1863 by Harper & Brothers - Three quarter leather binding with raised bands. Profusely illustrated.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7025

$25
This lot includes the group of mounted posters from the Adirondack National Exhibitions of American Watercolors shown in the corresponding image(s). According to the website of The Arts Center of Old Forge, "The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors is a competitive exhibition open to all living artists working with watermedia on paper. ... All entries must be original." The posters in this lot come from the Exhibitions of 1990 - from a painting by Roger Kornbau; 1991, from a painting by Don Getz; 1994, from a painting by Don Getz; 2004 - from a painting by Carlton Plummer; and 2008, from a painting by Ronald E. Stevens, III - with an original signature. These posters show the natural beauty of the Adirondacks.

The pieces have a label on the back side from Plak-It. The artist-signed poster from 2008 remains in the original plastic with Styrofoam corners. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7026

$30
Title: Esempi Di Arredamento Moderno Di Tutto Il Mondo
Author: Roberto Aloi
Publisher: Ulrico Heplie Editore - Milano
Printing Year: c1955

Condition/Details: Bound in bright blue paper wrappers with white and black lettering, this vintage volume features black and white photographs of bedrooms, decorated in the classic Art Deco style. The photographs are numbered through 216.

Art Deco's bold, linear symmetry was a distinct departure from the soft pastels and flowing asymmetrical organic forms of its predecessor Art Nouveau; it embraced influences from many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism and Futurism and drew inspiration from Egyptian and Aztec forms. Although many design movements have political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with the wrappers detached and torn. The text block is solidly bound with bright, clean pages, with some age toning. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 10 3/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 7027

$50
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage circus ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately 100 photographs and negatives of circuses, including the Hagenbeck Wallace Circus, Cole Brothers, Christy Brothers and Sparks Circus. These photographs and negatives include images of the circus vehicles, employees, clowns and exotic animals, as well as the circus tents and structures. Also included in this lot are photographs of photographs featuring circus items.

Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper 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. 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 7028

$60
This lot includes the group of decorative Abraham Lincoln titles shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes volumes from a Writings of Abraham Lincoln set. Included in this lot are volumes one through eight from the 1905 "Centennial Edition" from P. F. Collier and Son. There are duplicate copies of volumes two, four and six. Some volumes feature newer spine covers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7029

$30
Title: The Waldorf-Astoria, Public Functions and Private Entertaining
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Hotel Waldorf-Astoria Corporation
Printing Year: c1931

Condition/Details: Bound in light tan paper wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce pamphlet advertising the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, with a letter discussing the pamphlet and marketing the use of the hotel to the New York State Vegetable Growers Association, based in Ithaca, NY. The work is illustrated with many illustrations and several fold-out plans, each showing the layout of the different floors of the hotel. The volume shows some external age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing along the wrappers. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, and some light moisture indications. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 10" and contains 24 pages.
 
Lot 7030

$35
This lot includes the group of books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of miniature books and pamphlets on baseball stars, a typists' guide, Life Interpreted Through Color and more. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper 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 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 7031

$175
Title: The Works of Francis Rabelais, M. D.
Author: Francis Rabelais
Publisher: Philip Crampton
Printing Year: 1738
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in leather with raised spine bands, crimson spine labels and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of works from Francis Rabelais, a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and Renaissance humanist. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, and bawdy jokes and songs. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

Frontispiece engravings are present in the first and second volumes. Each volume contains crimson and black lettering on the title pages. The fourth volume contains books four and five of this collection. The volumes show very well, with mild external age/wear, including rubbing to the leather boards and spines. The volumes are tightly bound with age-toned pages. The volumes include decorative bookplates adhered to the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 4" x 6 3/4".
 
Lot 7032

$50
This lot includes the group of railroad-related softcover books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature a copy of Public Service Railway, Bergen Division in the original plastic, and include titles on street railways and street cars of San Francisco, CA, Asheville, NC, Charlottesville, VA and the Cortland Trolley System; electric cars of Baltimore; and the Toledo and Western Railway Company, as well as two volumes on Trolleys in the Land of the Pilgrims. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7033

$40
Title: Souvenir Serge de Diaghileff's Ballet Russe
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Morris Gest
Printing Year: c.1916

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce souvenir program for the 1916-1917 American tour of Diaghileff's Ballet Russe. The program features with many bright, colorful illustrations, along with sepia photographs of performers, including Waslav Nijinsky. The program also features advertisements for Fatima cigarettes, Baldwin pianos, Columbia Records, Cecil B. DeMille's Joan of Arc with Geraldine Farrar and Dubonnet wine. This volume is lacking the original wrappers. The volume shows light external age/wear with a separation at the lower section of the spine and the front page. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. There is some handwriting in green ink on the front page. The book measures approximately 9" x 12" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 7034

$35
This lot includes the group of World history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of topics, including travel guides, Italy, Medieval England, and Parisians, as well as specific titles on the life of John Burroughs and the lives and travels of Livingstone and Stanley. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7035

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of collectibles reference 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. 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 7036

$30
This lot includes the group of juvenile series books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors represented in this lot are: Percy Keese Fitzhugh, Edward Ellis, Laura Lee Hope, Hildegard G. Grey, Ralph D. Paine, Grace Brooks Hill, Allen Chapman, L.P. Wyman, Ames Thompson, John Luther Langworthy, & Victor Appleton. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7037

$300
Title: The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical
Author: A. Chalmers
Publisher: C. and J. Rivington
Printing Year: 1823
Number of Volumes: Complete 38-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled paper with three-quarter crimson leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of biographical works by Scottish writer Alexander Chalmers. Each volume is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait.

Chalmers was born in Aberdeen. Trained as a doctor, he gave up medicine for journalism, and was for some time editor of the Morning Herald. Besides editions of the works of William Shakespeare, James Beattie, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Joseph Warton, Alexander Pope, Edward Gibbon, and Henry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke, he published A General Biographical Dictionary in 32 volumes (1812–1817); a Glossary to Shakespeare (1807); an edition of George Steevens's Shakespeare (1809); and the British Essayists, beginning with the Tatler and ending with the Observer, with biographical and historical prefaces and a general index. A quotation is often attributed to him: "The three grand essentials of happiness are: Something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for." (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes have been professionally rebound in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear and some rubbing along the extremities. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges and marbled endpapers. Two decorative bookplates are present on the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 4 1/4" x 6 1/2".
 
Lot 7038

$25
This lot includes the group of antique theology-related books shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7039

$250
Title: The Harleian Miscellany: Containing a Curious Collection of Useful and Entertaining Tracts from Manuscripts, occasional Writings, and Scarce Pamphlets
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: T. Osborne
Printing Year: 1747
Number of Volumes: Complete eight-volume set

Notes: Bound in leather with bright gilt embossing, raised spine bands and gilded page edges, this antique set is a scarce second edition of The Harleian Miscellany. This work was a collection of material from the library of the Earl of Oxford collated and edited by Samuel Johnson between 1744 and 1753. These volumes have been professionally rebound in decorative bindings. The volumes show external age/wear, with several of the boards detached or splitting along the external hinges. The volumes show rubbing along the extremities, and several of the boards have white markings along the bottom edges. The text blocks are solidly bound with age-toned pages. The previous owner's decorative bookplate is on the front free endpapers. The books measure approximately 8" x 10".
 
Lot 7040

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

- Constitution and Digest of the Laws and Enactments of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry by uncredited author - Dated 1915 by The Johnson & Watson Co. (Dayton) - Gilt embossing.
- Jethro Wood, Inventor of the Modern Plow by Frank Gilbert - Dated 1882 by Rhodes & McClure - Gilt embossing.
- Transactions of the New York State Agricultural Society - Dated 1867 - Lacking boards, endpapers, and title page.
- Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1867 by uncredited author - Dated 1868 by Government Printing Office - Gilt embossing.
- Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1863 by uncredited author - Dated 1863 by Government Printing Office
- The Practice of Veterinary Medicine by D.H. Udall - Dated 1933 by D.H. Udall (Ithaca) - Illustrated, gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7041

$20
This lot includes the eighteen author-signed copies of The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Javier Sierra, and is complete with dust jacket. This lot includes at least some first editions. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
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