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Lot 7082

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique school books:

- Adams's New Arithmetic by Daniel Adams - Dated 1836 by J. Prentiss (Keene, NH)
- The American Perceptor by Caleb Bingham - Dated 1813 by Manning and Loring (Boston)
- The American Arithmetic by Oliver Welch - Dated 1812 by C. Norris & Co. (Exeter)
- The Scholar's Arithmetic by Daniel Adams - Dated 1810 by John Prentiss (Keene) - Loosely bound in leather.
- Bryant & Stratton's National Book-keeping by H.B. Bryant et al - Dated 1861 by Ivison, Phinney & Co. (New York), S.C. Griggs & Co. (Chicago)

The books in this lot all show advanced condition flaws.
 
Lot 7083

$110
Title: Jump Book
Author: Philippe Halsman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 1959 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black paper with orange cloth spine backing and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a stated first printing of this volume, which contains many photographs of famous people jumping, and analyzes jumping styles. Some people in the book include Richard Nixon, Aldous Huxley, John Steinbeck, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, and Benny Goodman. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light shelf wear. The mylar-covered jacket shows some wear, with moisture indications and some tearing along the edges and spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11" and contains 94pages.
 
Lot 7084

$30
This lot includes the fourteen author-signed copies of The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Alexander McCall Smith, and is complete with mylar-protected 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.
 
Lot 7085

$150
Title: The Apples of New York
Author: S. A. Beach
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers (Albany)
Printing Year: 1905
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce pomological work published as a report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1903. The first volume contains a frontispiece illustration; both volumes are lavishly illustrated with bright color plates. The volumes show moderate external age/wear. These are ex-library volumes, with handwritten numbers on the spine and a stamp on the title pages showing they were compliments of Hon. John Godfrey Saxe. Both volumes show some rubbing to the spines and boards. The text blocks are well bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 1/4". In addition to this set, this lot includes the plates from The Cherries of New York and color plates from the 1893 Report of the Asst. Pomologist.
 
Lot 7086

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique estate titles:

- Leaves from the Diary of an Old Lawyer by A.B. Richmond - Dated 1880 by American Book Exchange - Decorative gilt embossing.
- Map Reading and Topographical Sketching by Edwin R. Stuart - Dated 1918 by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. - Decorative gilt embossing. Slight staining to title page.
- Class of 1847: The Centennial Class of the College of New Jersey edited by Henry B. Munn & Alfred Martien - Dated 1907 by Patterson & White Co. - Excellent condition with decorative gilt embossing.
- The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ - Dated 1824 by The American Bible Society - Leather bound with raised bands. Pages frail.
- Modern Microscopy by M.I. Cross & Martin J. Cole - Dated 1903 by Bailliere, Tindall and Cox - Illustrated, decorative gilt embossing. Slight chipping to spine.
- Practical Flight Training by Lieutenant Barrett Studley - Dated 1928 by The Macmillan Company - Decorative gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7087

$250
This lot features the vellum land grant hand-signed by former President James Monroe:
Year: December 9, 1822
Dimensions: Measures approximately 13" by 9 1/4"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an original vellum land grant, signed by the fifth President of the United States James Monroe, in which Joshua Wiekenson is granted land in Jeffersonville, Jefferson County, Indiana. This grant is partly printed, with some original hand written information. This piece shows age/wear, with age toning and moisture indications to the vellum and some wear and tear along the edges. The seal is lacking.
 
Lot 7088

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique world history titles:

- Antwerp to Gallipoli by Arthur Ruhl - Dated 1916 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- Society As I Have Found It by Ward McAllister - Dated 1890 by Cassell Publishing Company
- Ruins and Relics of the Holy City by M. Wolcott Redding - Dated 1872 by Redding & Co. - Lacking spine cover, and pages show moisture indications.
- The Muslim Prayer with English Translation - Dated c1900 by Ahmadiyya Movement
- The Life of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane by Samuel M. Smucker - Dated 1859 by J. W. Bradley - Lacking spine cover.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7089

$175
Title: The Poetical Works of Robert Southey
Author: Robert Southey
Publisher: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans
Printing Year: 1838
Number of Volumes: Complete ten-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in brown leather with bright gilt embossing, raised spine labels and gilded page edges, this antique set is a collection of poetry by Robert Southey. The work is illustrated with engraved title pages and frontispiece illustrations.

Robert Southey (12 August 1774 – 21 March 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets," and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. Although his fame tends to be eclipsed by that of his contemporaries and friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey's verse enjoys enduring popularity. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes have been professionally rebound in handsome bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some occasional white discoloration to the boards, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages and a brown silk bookmark. 
 
Lot 7090

$40
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Kidnapped, Billy Whiskers, Jr., Little Audrey and the Moon Lady, The Three Musketeers, The Wings of the Morning, The Life And Trouble Of Mr. Bowser, Mother Goose, The Adventures Of A Brownie, The Boy With The US Indians, Four Boys In The Land Of Cotton, Heroism Of Boyhood and The Boy's Book Of Modern Travel And Adventure. 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 7091

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of reference and estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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 7092

$30
Title: The Opinion of Dow; or, Lorenzo's Thoughts, in Different Religious Subjects, In An Address to the People of New England
Author: Lorenzo Dow
Publisher: J. Byrne
Printing Year: 1804

Condition/Details: Bound in small, leather-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce religious writing from Lorenzo Dow, an eccentric itinerant American preacher and an important figure in the Second Great Awakening. His autobiography at one time was the second best-selling book in the United States, exceeded only by the Bible. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia) Dow was a popular figure, many parents named their children for him; Brigham Young's younger brother was so named Lorenzo Dow Young. His writings were important to Mormon scholars as Dow records in this book heretofore little-known Mormon-parallel beliefs which were accepted by people with whom he came in contact.

The volume shows advanced age/wear, with rubbing to the leather and the boards bowed outward. The text block contains heavily age-toned pages, which show much wear, including torn and detached pages (the bottom half of the first page of text is lacking), with some moisture indications. The rear pages are lacking, with text ending on page 162. The book measures approximately 3 1/2" x 6" and contains 162 pages.
 
Lot 7093

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature and poetry titles:

- The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor; and the Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Robbers by uncredited - Dated 1848 by C. S. Francis & Co - Shows significant advanced wear.
- The Little Minister by J. M. Barrie - Dated 1898 by R.H. Russell - Exterior wear, with rubbing and darkening to the cloth.
- Skirmishes and Sketches by Gail Hamilton - Dated 1866 by Ticknor and Fields - Shows more advanced age/wear.
- Old Creole Days by George W. Cable - Dated 1884 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- Voices of Nature by L. V. Hall - Dated 1870 by Benton & Andrews Includes a page of text at the front of the volume with raised lettering.
- Emily, A Tale of the Empire State by Clara Loring Bogart - Dated 1894 by Privately published in Ithaca, NY
- The Poetical Works of Bret Harte by Bret Harte - Dated 1873 by James R. Osgood and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show some moderate to advanced age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7094

$140
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics: Item Description: Teacups & Saucers
Number of Pieces: 9
Dimension: 6.5" diameter (saucers), 2.5" tall (teacups)

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. Some imperfections to the glaze may be present. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7095

$60
Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Author: James Boswell, Esq.
Publisher: G. Routledge & Co.
Printing Year: 1856
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Bound in leather with crimson and black spine labels and bright gilt embossed lettering and spine bands, this antique set consists of four-volumes bound in two handsome books. The work provides "an account of (Samuel Johnson's) studies and numerous works, in chronological order" including epistolary correspondence with "many eminent people."

James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (29 October 1740 – 19 May 1795) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland; he is best known for his biography of Samuel Johnson. Boswell's surname has passed into the English language as a term (Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism) for a constant companion and observer, especially one who records those observations in print. In A Scandal in Bohemia, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes affectionately says of Dr. Watson, who narrates the tales, "I am lost without my Boswell."

When The Life of Johnson was published in 1791 it at once commanded the admiration that Boswell had sought for so long, and it has suffered no diminution since. Its style was revolutionary — unlike other biographies of that era, it directly incorporated conversations that Boswell had noted down at the time for his journals. He also included far more personal and human details than contemporary readers were accustomed. Instead of writing a respectful and dry record of Johnson's public life, in the style of the time, he painted a vivid portrait of the complete man. It is still often said to be the greatest biography yet written, and the longevity of Johnson's fame perhaps owes much to the work. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

Each volume contains an engraved title page and frontispiece, with occasional in-text engravings throughout the text. These volumes have been professionally restored. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled page edges. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/4".
 
Lot 7096

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

- Pottery and Porcelain of All Times and Nations by William C. Prime - Dated 1878 by Harper & Brothers - Ex-library volume, with some advanced condition issues.
- Chinese Porcelain by W. G. Gulland - Dated 1902 by Chapman & Hall - Moisture indications along the top edge.
- The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee - Dated 1935 by Tudor Publishing Co.
- A Chippendale Romance by Eben Howard Gay - Dated 1915 by Longmans, Green & Co. - Ex-library, with advanced wear.
- Opaque Glass by S> T. Millard - Dated 1941 by Central Press
- By-Paths in Collecting by Virginia Robie - Dated 1912 by The Century Company
- The Pleasures of Collecting by Gardner Teall - Dated 1920 by The Century Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7097

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of antique magazine compilations 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. Due to age, several of these volumes show more advanced flaws, including detached and lacking boards and spine covers, play to bindings and other wear.
 
Lot 7098

$20
Title: Life in Dalecarlia: The Parsonage of Mora
Author: Frederika Bremer
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1845

Condition/Details: Bound in the original paper wrappers with Harper Brothers' advertisements on the rear, this delicate antique volume is a scarce printing of William Howitt's translation of this story by Frederika Bremer, a Swedish writer and a feminist activist. She had a large influence on the social development in Sweden, especially in feminist issues. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with moisture indications and tearing to the wrappers, and the corners folded under. The pages are heavily age-toned and show moisture indications. This volume is scarcely found in its original wrappers, and is most often found bound with other works. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 10" and contains 72 pages, with several additional pages of the publisher's advertisements at the end of the volume.
 
Lot 7099

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique estate titles:

- Peterson's Magazine - Dated 1866 by Petersons - Includes many fashion plates and engravings, many of which have been trimmed along the edges.
- Anecdotal Olio: Being a Collection of Literary, Moral, Religious, and Miscellaneous Anecdotes by Rev. Messrs. Hoes and Way - Dated 1838 by Harper & Brothers
- Automobile Club of Rochester, 1920 by various authors - Dated 1920 by Automobile Club of Rochester - Bound in stiff leather wrappers.
- Bound compilation of antique Christianity-themed works from the 1850s, including Phrenology and the Scriptures, A Discourse on Shameful Life, The Natural History of the Devil.
Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7100

$45
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the United States shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: History of the Republican Party, The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains, Mysteries of Crime, The Old Farmer and His Almanack and History of Travel in America, among others. 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 7101

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique reference titles:

- Up to Now, An Autobiography by Alfred E. Smith - Dated 1929 by The Viking Press - Author-signed on the frontispiece portrait.
- Muscular Power and Beauty by Bernarr MacFadden - Dated 1906 by Physical Culture Publishing Co.
- Elementary Graphic Statics and the Construction of Trussed Roofs by N. Clifford Ricker - Dated 1904 by William T. Comstock
- Exercising in Bed, The Story of an Old Body and Face Made Young by Sanford Bennett - Dated 1910 by The Physical Culture Publishing Co.
- The Happy Hearing by Rutger Bleecker Green - Dated 1899 by F. Tennyson Neely - Author-signed.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7102

$55
Title: The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real
Author: Margery Williams
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company
Printing Year: c1925

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial cream paper-covered boards with black lettering, this antique volume is an early American edition of this classic children's story. The work contains full-page color illustrations by William Nicholson, with three illustrations spanning two pages. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and boards, and a small square where it appears a sticker was located and rubbed off a portion of the paper. The text block is well bound and contains lightly age-toned, clean pages. A previous owner's name is on the front free endpaper and has been crossed off with blue marker. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/4" and contains 33 pages.
 
Lot 7103

$40
Title: Victor Hugo's Works - Edition De Luxe
Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: Estes and Lauriat
Printing Year: c1910 Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 30-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set is a collection of works from the acclaimed French author Victor Hugo. This limited edition set is known as the Edition De Luxe, and is numbered 967 of 1,000. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and occasional illustrations throughout.

Victor-Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem, and Hugo is sometimes identified as the greatest French poet. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (also known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).

The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with shelf wear, and light tearing along the spine edges, and moisture indications and wear to the spine labels. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 7104

$55
This antique and vintage postcard group includes the following:

Theme: New York State
Approximate number of cards in this group: 125

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content and other attractive design elements. Many of these postcards are from travel destinations including New York City, Niagara Falls, Syracuse and Albany. Also included are postcards from small towns, including a large selection from Utica, New York. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Many of the cards have handwritten notes and postage markings.
 
Lot 7105

$25
Title: The Prisoners' Friend: A Monthly Magazine
Author: Charles Spear
Publisher: C. Spear
Printing Year: 1850

Condition/Details: Rebound in blind-stamped brown cloth with original leather spine and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce compilation of The Prisoner's Friend, a monthly magazine devoted to "criminal reform, philosophy, science, literature and art." This volume contains articles on a variety of topics, such as "Juvenile Depravity in New York," "Discharged Convicts," Capital Punishment, trials of certain people and responsibilities of society. The volume has been rebound, and shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and spine. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages and gilded edges. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4".
 
Lot 7106

$70
Title: Les Religions Brahmaniques dan sL'Ancien Cambodge, D'Apres L'Epigraphie et L'Iconographie
Author: Kamaleswar Bhattacharya
Publisher: Ecole Francaise D'Extreme-Orient
Printing Year: 1961

Condition/Details: Rebound in red cloth boards, with the original tan paper wrappers included in the binding, this vintage volume is a French work detailing religion in Cambodia, volume XLIX of "Publications de L'Ecole Francaise D'Extreme-Orient." The work is illustrated with many plates at the rear of the volume showing a wide variety of sculptures. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light sunning and wear to the boards. The paper wrappers show very light wear, with some light creasing. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 11" and contains 197 pages, followed by pages of plates.
 
Lot 7107

$15
This lot includes the ten author-signed copies of Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas by Grif Stockley shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Grif Stockley, and is complete with mylar-protected 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.
 
Lot 7108

$55
This lot features the following pieces of original artist-signed watercolors:

- Anita Bruzzo - Watercolor - Professionally framed, measuring approximately 18 1/4 " by 15 1/4"
- D. Handy - Watercolor - Professionally framed, measuring approximately 15 1/2" by 13"
- S. Nord - Watercolor - Professionally framed, measuring approximately 11" by 11 1/2"
 
Lot 7109

$150
Title: The Works of Tobias Smollett
Author: Tobias Smollett
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1895
Number of Volumes: Complete 12-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in marbled paper with three-quarter leather, raised spine bands, black spine labels and intricate gilt tooling, this antique set is a collection of work by Tobias Smollett, edited by George Saintsbury. The work is illustrated with engraved title pages and engravings throughout.

Tobias George Smollett (19 March 1721 – 17 September 1771) was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

Works in this set include The Adventures of Roderick Random, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, The Adventures of Count Fathom, The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Greaves, and The Expedition of Humphry Clinker. These volumes have been professionally restored in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities and light shelf wear. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges and marbled endpapers. The volumes contain a decorative bookplate on the front free endpapers. The books measure approximately 4 1/2" x 7".
 
Lot 7110

$130
Title: The Intrigues of The Queen of Spain, with the Prince of Peace
Author: A Spanish Nobleman and Patriot
Publisher: Munroe, Francis and Parker
Printing Year: 1809 First Edition

Condition/Details: Handsomely bound in marbled boards with fancy three quarter leather detailed with intricate gilt tooling and raised spine bands, this antique volume is a scarce first edition history of Spain. This volume has been professionally rebound in a decorative binding. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light shelf wear and light sunning to the spine. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 179 pages, with a page of the publisher's advertisement at the end.
 
Lot 7111

$20
This lot includes the group of United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century, They Told Barron, The Notes of Clarence W. Barron, Raiders of the Deep, The Iron Puddler, Bethany, A Story of the Old South, and Mademoiselle Miss. 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 7112

$80
Title: Comic Book Tattoo
Editor: Rantz A. Hoseley
Publisher: BauWauHaus Productions
Printing Year: 2008 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing, colorful pictorial design on the front cover, and gilt-embossed slipcase, this volume is a very scarce, limited edition, signed by musician Tori Amos. The work is illustrated with comic illustrations depicting the lyrics and music of Tori Amos. The volume shows very well, with only light shelf wear, with bright, clean pages. The book measures approximately 12" x 12" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 7113

$175
This lot includes the group of antique reports from the United States Patent Office shown in the corresponding image(s). These reports come from the years 1847, 1858-9. Additionally, there is an 1850-51 volume of just mechanical-related patents. Several of these volumes include in-text engravings, as well as a few full-page illustrations. 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 7114

$40
This lot includes the group of antique Al Jolson sheet music shown in the corresponding image. 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 7115

$110
This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of historical topics, including travels in Africa, the Spanish-American War, the 19th Century and American pioneers. 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 7116

$20
This lot includes the twelve author-signed copies of High Noon by Nora Roberts shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Nora Roberts, and is complete with mylar-protected 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.
 
Lot 7117

$70
This very large shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. This lot includes at least some first editions and remainder volumes. Authors represented in this lot include: Charles Frazier, James Lee Burke, Stuart Woods, Harlan Coben, James Crumley, Matt Haig, Lee Child, William S. Cohen and Michael Simon, among others. 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 7118

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique cookbooks and women's reference titles:

- Mrs. Osborn's Cakes of Quality by Mrs. Grace Osburn - Dated 1919 by C. F. Porter - In original wrappers, includes recipes and how women can make money from cakes.
- Needle-Craft: Artistic and Practical - Dated 1889 by The Butterick Publishing Company
- The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book by Victor Hirtzler - Dated 1919 by The Hotel Monthly Press
- Okonoma by Fru Mussanna - Dated c1910 by Demant & Co. - Swedish cookbook.
- The Complete Art of Cookery, Exhibited in a Plain and Easy Manner, with Directions for Marketing by Mrs. Glasse - Dated 1843 by J. S. Pratt - Miniature volume, lacking both boards.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7119

$90
This lot includes the group of small, limited edition botanical plates shown in the corresponding image(s). Each of these pieces show the name of the artist Bente Starcke King, with an original pencil handwritten title and date. Pieces in this lot are titled with the common and/or scientific names of the flowers portrayed. These pieces were professionally framed in metal frames measuring different sizes, from 20 1/4" x 25 1/4" to 15 1/4" x 12 1/4", with labels from Sola Gallery and The Corners Gallery, both in Ithaca, New York. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7120

$25
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's literature 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 7121

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique miniature titles:

- Infantry Tactics by Brig.-Gen. Silas Casey - Dated 1862 by D. Van Nostrand - Volume three only.
- Lalla Rookh; an Oriental Romance by Thomas Moore - Dated 1850 by J. A. & U.P. James
- The Language of Flowers - Dated 1847 by Leavitt & Allen
- The Poetical Works of William Collins by Dr. Johnson and Dr. Langhorne - Dated 1825 by Hopkins & Morris
- The Course of Time, A Poem by Robert Pollok - Dated c1880 by Sanborn & Carter
- The Complaint or Night Thoughts, and the Force of Religion by Edward Young - Dated 1846 by Sandborn & Carter
- Dew-Drops - Dated c1890 by American Tract Society - Very small - 1 1/2" x 2 1/4".
Also included in this lot is an empty box of matches shaped like a miniature book, measuring 1 1/4" 1 3/4".

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7122

$55
Title: Minstrel Songs, Old and New
Author: various authors
Publisher: Oliver Ditson Company (Boston)
Printing Year: 1882

Condition/Details: Bound in original pictorial paper wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce collection of "world-wide, famous minstrel and plantation songs, including the most popular of the celebrated Foster melodies, arranged with Piano-Forte accompaniment." This work includes songs still known today, such as "Buffalo Gals," "Camptown Races," and "Oh, Susannah." The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with age-toning and moisture indications to the delicate wrappers and pages, as well as chipping and tearing along the edges. The book measures approximately 10" x 12 1/2" and contains 215 pages.
 
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