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Lot 5343

$22
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique celebrity photographs shown in the corresponding image. Many of these pictures are signed (most are auto-print). Among the people featured are Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor Warner, Pat Boone, Milton Berle (dated 1933), Harold Lloyd, Gregory Peck, and Gene Autrey. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5344

$40
This shelf lot includes the miniature Japanese photo album shown in the corresponding image. The album is encased in a brown case with a pastedown to its front showing the names Japan Kiyotomeisho Photographer, Kuwanda Seisendo, Kioto. There are 24 photos of various sites in Japan showing castles, shrines, bridges, etc. Captions in both Japanese and English. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50.
Lot 5345

$35
This lot includes the group of vintage ephemera relating to the 1933/34 Chicago World's Fairs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes picture books, pamphlets, catalogues, and guide books relating to the subject. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5346

$175
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage baseball programs shown in the corresponding image. These very well-preserved books have (color) pictorial covers and are profusely illustrated. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5347

$40
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains greeting cards, die-cuts, lithograhic illustrations, postcards and silhouettes. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5348

$10
Title: W. M. Thackeray's Works
Publisher: A. L. Burt, Publisher
Printing Year: Undated
Number of Volumes: 10 Volumes

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of William Makepeace Thackeray. Each volume is illustrated with numerous plates. Books are solidly bound with clean pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50.

Lot 5349

$70
This lot includes the large group of vintage sheet music from Hollywood films shown in the corresponding image. This material includes the work of such composers as Richard Whiting, Joe Gold, Alan Livingston, and George and Ira Gershwin. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5350

$60
Title: History of Monroe County, New York, 1788 -1877; with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important Manufactories
Publisher: Everts, Ensign & Everts (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1877

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped quarter-leather with bright gilt embossing to elaborately decorated covers, this antique folio is a scarce illustrated history of the upstate New York county that contains the city of Rochester. The work is illustrated with many bright full- and double-page engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with inner hinges reinforced. Lightly age-toned pages are clean. The book measures approximately 12" x 14" and contains 320 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 5351

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on U.S. history:

- Slavery by William E. Channing - Dated 1836 by James Munroe and Company (Boston) - gilt embossing.
- A Century of Dishonor by H.H. - Dated 1881 by Harper & Brothers - gilt embossing.
- Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Adjacent Coast of The Gulf of Mexico by John R. Swanton - Dated 1911 by Government Printing Office (Washington) - gilt embossing.
- Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley - Dated 1976 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. (Garden City) - signed stated first edition in dustjacket, which is missing front flap.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5352

$27
Title: Gone with the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Publisher: MacMillan Company
Printing Year: June 1936

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with embossed lettering to spine and front cover, this volume is a scarce first of Mitchell's best-selling novel. The volume shows light external age/wear, with small tear to the top of spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5" and contains 1037 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be:4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 5353

$20
This lot includes the three antique and vintage international stamp albums shown in the corresponding image. Included in this group are two albums entitled "The International Postage Stamp Album - Junior Edition" (front board detached, spine detached along front gutter) and "International Junior Postage and Stamp Album" with stamps dating to the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. The third album is entitled "History in Philately: Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth the Second, 2 June 1953." This last album contains a number of illustrated introductory/ explanatory texts. These albums contain hundreds of stamps, carefully collected and assembled. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. This group is part of a large philatelic collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique and vintage stamp lots. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5354

$14
This auction lot includes the following group of children's animal titles:

- Igloo by Jane Brevoort Walden - Dated 1931 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - dustjacket, drawings by Diana Thorne
- The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess - Dated 1940 by Little, Brown and Company - dustjacket, illustrations in color by Louis Agassiz Fuentes
- Four Footed Folk Story Book: Stories of Animal Friends - No date provided by uncredited publisher

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50.
Lot 5355

$17
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage sheet music shown in the corresponding image. This material is mostly made up of children's music, with a few arias and love songs. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5356

$150
This lot includes the group of items relating to the Keystone company shown in the corresponding image. The Keystone View Company was a major distributor of stereographic images, and was located in Meadville, Pennsylvania. From 1892 through 1963, Keystone produced and distributed both educational and comic/sentimental stereoviews, and stereoscopes. By 1905 it was the world's largest stereographic company. From 1963 through 1972 Department A (stereoviews sold to individual families) and the Education Departments were closed down, but Keystone continued to manufacture eye-training stereographic products as a subsidiary of Mast Development Company. In 1972 Mast closed the Meadville manufacturing site. This material was acquired upon the closing of its factory in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Included in this lot are 11 small boxes of glass slides, original negatives and instructions for slide manufacture, as well as two books (entitled "Egypt through the Stereoscope" and "Palestine through the Stereoscope") meant to provide texts for the images. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $55.
Lot 5357

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage large-format children's titles:

- Folk Tales Children Love by Watty Piper - Dated 1934 by Platt & Munk Co., Inc. - once-read condition.
- The Treasure Book of Best Stories by Althea L. Clinton - Dated 1939 by Saalfield Publishing Company
- Children of Other Lands by Watty Piper - Dated 1943 by Platt & Munk Co., Inc.
- About Customs by Kathryn Heisenfelt - Dated 1938 by Grosset & Dunlap
- A Story Teller's Holiday by Mary Graham Bonner - Dated 1938 by McLoughlin Bros., Inc (Springfield)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5358

$24
Title: Charlie Chaplin in the Movies
Publisher: M. A. Donohue & Co. (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1917

Condition/Details: Bound in original color pictorial wrappers, this antique oblong volume is a rare collection of comic strips featuring Chaplin's "Little Tramp" character. The work contains two strips per page. The volume shows external age/wear, with front cover is detached and shows light pencil markings; back cover shows large tear from top edge to the middle of cover. Original cloth-backed exists only as fragments attached to edges of covers. Text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages that have small tears to edges. Front cover bears the number 316 under the title, as well as an indication of copyright by J. Keeley "by arrangement with Essanay Company." This unpaginated book measures approximately 16" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 5359

$175
This lot includes the group of antique diaries and journals shown in the corresponding image. These books date from the last years of the nineteenth century and the first years of the twentieth. In addition to the journal entries, a number display hand-drawn and tipped-in illustrations. At least two of these texts provide illustrated chronicles of a voyage to Europe. One of the journals goes back the early 1860s. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5360

$90
Title: Glinda of Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Reilly & Lee Co.
Printing Year: Circa 1935 Edition In Scarce Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright pastedown to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this Baum title. The work is illustrated by John R. Neill with and many black-and-white drawings. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Dustjacket has three small tears along various edges. Book list on back flap ends with number 24 "Pirates in Oz." Dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 7" x 9.25" and contains 279 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 5361

$70
This lot includes the group of three ornate antique photo albums shown in the corresponding image. These albums date from the second half of the nineteenth century and contain mainly family portrait photos, most of which are of children. Some tintypes are present (two of which are of dogs). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5362

$50
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: This group features an assortment of international postcards. Among others are German postcards featuring children in elaborately decorated lithographs, as well as, in one case, in real photo; French postcards with anthropomorphized animals, East Asian postcards, and one offering a view of Cairo; a group of Eastern European postcards with Jewish themes and topics, in which figures a collection of depictions of Jewish ceremonies with captions in Yiddish and Polish
Year Range: 1895 - 1940
Number of cards in this group: 33

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are generally in a well-preserved state with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 5363

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature in decorative binding with gilt embossing:

- The Moss Rose - no date provided by Nafis & Cornish - spine torn in several places, front board detaching.
- Token of Friendship by H.F. Gould et al. - no date provided by Leavitt & Allen - gilt-edged pages, small tear in center of spine.
- A Gift of Gentians and Other Verses by May Riley Smith - Dated 1882 by Anson D.F. Randolph & Company - gilt-edged pages.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5364

$325
Title: Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical
Author: Henry Gray
Publisher: Blanchard and Lea (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1859 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in leather, this antique volume is a rare first edition of this classic medical text. Generations of medical students have sworn by this work and have shortened the title to “Gray’s Anatomy.” Although not as rare as the first British edition published a year earlier, this first American edition has, as the publisher states, “some improvements in the arrangement…” (of the text and the index), correcting numerous typographical errors and improving the index. Among the hundreds of detailed illustrations are numerous dissections, drawn by both the author and by Dr. Carter. [Garrison and Morton: 418].

The work is illustrated with many in-text drawings by H. V. Carter. The volume shows significant external age/wear, with detached front board and spine detached from front gutter. Boards show fraying and peeling to corners. Spine has chipping to foot and head and along detached edge. Pages up to page 65 are loose. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing. Previous owner's name and the date 1867 appear at the top of title page. A 1903 Reed & Carnrick booklet containing color lithographs of the human anatomy has been laid in. The book measures approximately 7" x 10 1/2" and contains xxxii / 754 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50.

Lot 5365

$28
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera on Eastman/Kodak shown in the corresponding image. This material includes several issues of Kodakery, an amateur photography magazine. Also present in this lot are magazine articles, a first day cover of commemorative George Eastman stamps, as well as a real-life photo postcard of the entrance to Kodak Park Works. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5366

$26
Title: Green's Marine Directory of the Great Lakes
Publisher: Green's Marine Directory of the Great Lakes (Cleveland, Ohio)
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with black lettering, this antique oblong volume is a scarce reference work providing statistical information and containing many commercial advertisements (many of which offer illustrations of the products). The work is illustrated with maps of the harbors of the region. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 6.5" and contains 462 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50.

Lot 5367

$45
This lot includes the group of New York State ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material relates mostly to the city of Rochester and also contains material on the Roycrofters. Among the items in this lot are issues from the early 1920s of "Studio Light: A Magazine of Information for the Profession" published by the Eastman Kodak Company," "The North American Almanac" of 1931, as well as a great quantity of booklets and periodicals. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5368

$50
Title: Homes of Character
Publisher: Lewis Manufacturing Company (Bay City, Michigan)
Printing Year: 1920

Condition/Details: Bound in brown paper boards with pictorial front cover, this antique volume is a scarce catalogue of Lewis homes. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded color frontispiece and many views of houses, together with their floor plans. The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners and mild soiling to covers. Two minor scrapes appear at the top right-hand side of front cover. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 11 1/2" and contains 159 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50.

Lot 5369

$50
This lot includes the group of four upstate New York ledgers shown in the corresponding image. One of the texts included in this lot makes mention of a member of the Loomis family. Also included in this group is what we believe might be a correspondence carbon copy book of the firm Olmstead and Bros. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5370

$26
This lot includes the group of antique magazines shown in the corresponding image. Included are issues of the following titles: "Max Brand's Western," "Argosy," "Blue Book," "Liberty," "Punch," "Bradley His Book," "Burr McIntosh Monthly," "American Magazine," and "The Literary Digest." Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5371

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on Alice's Adventures by Lewis Carroll:

- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - no date provided by Frederick A. Stokes Company - gilt embossing.
- Alice's Adventures Under Ground: A Facsimile of the Original Lewis Carroll Manuscript - Dated 1964 by University Microfilms, Inc. (Ann Arbor) - mylar cover and slipcase. Once-read condition.
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass - Dated 1900 by A. Wessels Company
- Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: Adapted for Little Folks From the Original Story - Dated 1937 by Platt & Munk Co., Inc. - dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5372

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of children's literature titles bound in line-type cloth, published by Platt & Munk Co.. These books contain bright color front covers and illustrations by Eul Alie:

- Three Little Pigs - Dated 1932 - No. 3100-H
- Dick Whittington - No date provided - No. 3000B
- Peter Pan - No date provided - No. 3000 E
- Jack and the Beanstalk - No date provided - No. 3000 C
- The Gingerbread Boy - Dated 1932 - 3100-D
- Little Red Riding Hood - No date provided - 3000D
- The Rooster, the Mouse and the Little Hen - Dated 1932 - 3100-F
- The Little Red Hen and the Grain of Wheat - Dated 1932 - 3100-E

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5373

$33
This lot includes the group of world's fair ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This lot is made up of officially licensed postage stamps, antique postcards, commemorative coins, and an empty photo album with an embossed pictorial representation of the 1933 Chicago fair. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5374

$50
Title: A Lecture on Heads: To Which Is Added an Essay on Satire
Author: Geo. Alex. Stevens
Publisher: F. Lucas, Jr. (Baltimore)
Printing Year: 1780

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce satire by English actor, playwright, poet, and songwriter George Alexander Stevens (1710 - 1780). Stevens was most famous in his lifetime for this satirical "lecture" on heads and fashion, which parodied the popularity of physiognomy (the assessment of a person's character or personality from their outer appearance, especially the face). The lecture was first performed in 1764, and became an immediate success; he went on to perform it on tour throughout Great Britain, in Ireland, and in the American colonies at Boston and Philadelphia. The work is illustrated with many bright in-text engravings of a humorous nature. The volume shows significant external age/wear. Age-toned pages show damp stains to bottom portion of final pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" and contains 128 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50.

Lot 5375

$130
This lot includes the group of vintage sheet music on Black Americana shown in the corresponding image. This material features the work of composers such as David W. Guion, Florence B. Price, Richard Whiting and George W. Meyer. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5376

$18
This shelf lot includes the group of 8 children's books by Alice Turner Curtis shown in the corresponding image. Every book but one has its own pictorial dustjacket (condition varies). The book without dustjacket shows water markings to covers. All books are illustrated by Sandra James. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50.
Lot 5377

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature:

- He Took it Upon Himself by Margaret Slattery - Dated 1914 by Pilgrim Press (Boston) - dustjacket slightly torn along top edges.
- The Story Without an End by F.W. Carove - no date provided by G.P. Putnam's Sons - decorative cover with gilt embossing.
- Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame - Dated 1898 by John Lane (London) / Bodley Head - illustrated by Maxfield Parish.
- Under the Trees by Hamilton Wright Mabie - Dated 1902 by Dodd Mead and Company - gilt embossing.
- In the Forest of Arden by Hamilton Wright Mabie - Dated 1898 by Dodd Mead and Company - gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5378

$50
This lot includes the group of antique magazines shown in the corresponding image. Included are bound compilations of "Wide Awake" (1892), "Frank Leslie's Chatterbox" (1879-1880), "The Infants' Magazine" (1833), as well as individual issues of "The Pilgrim Quarterly" (1885-1887) and "St. Nicholas" (1924-1927), and single issues of the following two periodicals: "The Open Road for Boys (March 1932), and "The American Girl" (February 1938). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5379

$60
This lot includes the large-format men's fashion album from the time of the First World War shown in the corresponding image. This album includes color plates illustrating various styles of dress. Included as well is a black-and-white plate showing various U. S. Army uniforms. The last images consist of actresses posing in elegant attire. The entire album is prefaced with "An Appeal from the Council of National Defense" whose first and last paragraphs read as follows:

"Since designing our Fashions for Spring and Summer Season the Council of National Defense has urgently requested us to conserve the woolens as much as possible in order to aid the Government in providing for the Army and Navy.  For the time being, therefore, we place a taboo on the following styles and trust that our patrons will make their choice from other models. Apart from the patriotic duty involved it would not be wise to order them anyhow as the request of the Council of National Defense will put these models completely out of style during the period of war."

This album shows water markings to margins and bottom left-hand corners. Images are bright and full of detail. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 5380

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of children's titles belonging to the Oz series. All these books have bright color pastedowns to front cover:

- The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - Dated 1903 by Bobbs-Merrill Company - "Pictures by W. W. Denslow"
- The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum - Dated 1910 by Reilly & Lee Co. - Illustrated by John R. Neill
- Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum - Dated 1907 by Reilly & Lee Co. - Color plates and black-and-white drawings by John R. Neill, "Popular Edition"
- The Purple Prince of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson - Dated 1932 by Reilly & Lee Co. - Color frontispiece plate and black-and-white drawings by John R. Neill
- The Hungry Tiger of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson - Dated 1926 by Reilly & Lee Co. - Color plates by John R. Neill

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
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