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Lot 5039

$300
Title: Colonna Traiana eretta del senato, e popolo romano all'imperatore Traiano Augusto nel suo foro in Roma
Authors: Pietro Santi Bartoli
Publisher: Gio Giacomo de Rossi
Printing Year: c.1673

Notes: This antique oblong folio constitutes a rare collection of engravings by Italian artist Giovanni Pietro Bartoli (1615 - 1700). Bartoli moved to Rome in 1635 as a youth, where he studied painting under Jean Lemaire and Poussin, but abandoned it to devote himself entirely to engraving and as an antiquarian for Christina, Queen of Sweden. He engraved many Roman monuments, publishing in Admiranda Romanorum Antiquitatum (Rome, 1693). About 1660, he excavated the Domus Aurea, of which he published drawings.

As a draughtsman, Bartoli reproduced the Codice Virgiliano in 55 plates, commissioned by Cardinal Camillo Massimo. For Massimo, he also did drawings of ancient Roman paintings and mosaics. Later, he lived in Paris, where he was introduced at the court of Louis XIV. In 1699, with the engraver Domenico de' Rossi, he produced Romanae Magnitudinis Monumenta, a later edition of the 1637 Antiquae Urbis Splendor by Giacomo Lauro. Bartoli adapted 138 of Lauro's original plates and engraved 16 new ones. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)

This work provides engraved illustrations of Trajan's Column. The column is a monument in Rome raised in honor of the Roman emperor Trajan and probably constructed under the supervision of the architect Apollodorus of Damascus at the order of the Roman Senate. It is located in Trajan's Forum, built near the Quirinal Hill, north of the Roman Forum. Completed in 113, the freestanding column is most famous for its spiral bas relief, which commemorates Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. Its design has inspired numerous victory columns, both ancient and modern.

The book is illustrated with copper engravings on what appears to be calfskin. "Colonna Traiana Erreta Dal Senato, ..." contains 118 numbered plates. All images are crisp and free of water and mildew damage (water markings appearing on right-hand corner of plates do not affect images). There are no tears or holes. Pages are lightly age toned. The book measures approximately 20" x 15 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50.

Lot 5040

$40
Title: Antique Portable Typewriter
Manufacturer: Corona
Model: Number 3
Serial Number: 309763
Patent Date: July 10, 1917

Condition/Details: Still in its original, purple velvet-lined case with original pamphlet, this antique compact typing machine sports a fine period look. The carriage flips down for storage and transport. The main housing is finished in black enamel with gilt highlighting and lettering, the original label shows well on the carriage guide, other working parts are chrome or nickel finished. All keys are present and working, the carriage travels smoothly with a strong spring and a ribbon is present. This typewriter shows beautifully with some age/wear indications, the black finish is shiny, there are no signs of oxidation. The case shows age/wear, it is complete and intact, including the pull-out drawer which is full of antique blank paper. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50.

Lot 5041

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of 15 vintage Nautilus magazine issues shown in the corresponding image. This "Magazine of New Thought" was edited by Elizabeth and William E. Towne. Elizabeth Towne (1865 - 1960) was an influential writer, editor, and publisher in the New Thought and self-help movements. Both she and her second husband William E. Towne were for many years associated with the International New Thought Alliance (INTA), and served on its board in various capacities. She served as the president of INTA in 1924. Towne was the founder and publisher of "Nautilus Magazine," a journal of the New Thought Movement that ran from 1898 through 1953, when she brought it to a close due to her advancing age (she was 88 years old at the time).

Fourteen issues range from July 1939 to April 1941, with the fifteenth in this group dated March 1949. All issues have their covers and pages are clean and unmarked. 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.

Lot 5042

$70
Title: My Automobile: A Handy Record
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
Printing Year: 1905

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce record book intended to keep an account of the dates, runs, time, distances, weather, roads, cost of repairs, fuel, and entertaining associated with automobile travel. Each section for notes, entitled "Record of Runs" also contains sections for the listing of guests and "incidents of run." The work is illustrated with a sample diagram drawing. Previous owner's name, information, and data for 22 trips have been penciled in. The volume shows light external age/wear. Binding is shaken with clean pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 5" x 7". 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 5043

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage 20th-century literature:

- By the Waters of Manhattan by Charles Reznikoff - Dated 1930 by Charles Boni - wrappers.
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - Dated 1937 by Covici Friede
- Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy - Dated 1937 by Oxford University Press - stated first edition.
- The Room by the River by Boris Todrin - Dated 1936 by Black Cat Press (Chicago) - dustjacket.
- Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence - no date provided by Nesor Publishing Co. - 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: $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 5044

$135
Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a unique collection of shorter works, assembled in a private binding. As was a popular pursuit of the day, an individual commissioned a bindery to create this unique collection, bound in a specific order and trimmed where needed to create a cohesive look to the volume. The included texts were most often originally published in wraps and were ensured a longer life through this process. This particular private binding contains four missionary texts, all published in 1819 by Edson Hart, Agent of the Foreign Mission School, Elizabethtown, New Jersey. The individual titles included in this volume are:
  • Memoirs of Henry Obookiah, A Native of Owhyhee and a Member of the Foreign Mission School Who Died at Cornwall, Conn. Feb. 1., 1818
  • A Sermon Delivered at the Funeral of Henry Obookiah by Lyman Beecher
  • The Banner of Christ Set Up: A Sermon Delivered at the Inauguration of the Rev. Hermon Daggett, as Principal of the Foreign Mission School in Cornwall, Connecticut, May 6, 1818 by Joseph Harvey
  • An Inauguration Address Delivered at the Opening of the Foreign Mission School, May 6, 1818 by Herman Daggett
The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners and rubbing to covers. Tears appear at the head of spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 3.5" x 5.5" Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50.
Lot 5045

$40
This lot includes the group of vintage sheet music on New York State locations shown in the corresponding image. This material includes music about locations such as Rochester, New York, Canandaigua, Coney Island, Genesee, Niagara Falls, and Mohawk Valley. 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 5046

$55
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: World War I. Images of individual soldiers, formations, training camps, trench warfare, a battleship. Several of the postcards are in color. Included in this group are also a YMCA postcard stamped "Military Post Office Soldiers' Mail" and two American Red Cross postcards.
Year Range: 1914-1919
Number of cards in this group: 32

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content and other attractive design elements. The cards are generally in well-preserved condition 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 5047

$375
Title: Admiranda romanarum antiquitatum ac veteris sculpturae vestigia anaglyphioco opere elaborata ex marmoreis exemplaribus quae Romae adhuc extant...
Authors: Giovanni Pietro Bellori
Publisher: Dominicus de Rubeis (Rome)
Printing Year: 1693

Notes: This antique volume contains a rare collection of Bartoli engravings intended to illustrate a treatise on art by Gian Pietro Bellori (1613 - 1696), prominent art historian, biographer of the Italian Baroque artists of the 17th century and the leading theorist of seventeenth-century classicism. These works provide engraved illustrations of Roman monuments.

Italian artist Giovanni Pietro Bartoli (1615 - 1700) reproduced the Codice Virgiliano in 55 plates, commissioned by Cardinal Camillo Massimo. For Massimo, he also did drawings of ancient Roman paintings and mosaics. Later, he lived in Paris, where he was introduced at the court of Louis XIV. In 1699, with the engraver Domenico de' Rossi, he produced Romanae Magnitudinis Monumenta, a later edition of the 1637 Antiquae Urbis Splendor by Giacomo Lauro. Bartoli adapted 138 of Lauro's original plates and engraved 16 new ones. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)

The book is illustrated with copper engravings of Roman sculpture and works of art on what appears to be calfskin. "Admiranda Romanarian Antiquitatum ac veteris Sculptura vestigia" contains 69 numbered plates with captions in Latin. All images are crisp and free of water and mildew damage. There are no tears or holes. Pages are lightly age toned. The book measures approximately 20" x 15 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50.

Lot 5048

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of children's illustrated adventure and historical titles:

- Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott - Dated 1922 by Harper & Brothers Publishers - Illustrated by Frank E. Schoonover
- Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley - Dated 1947 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Pictures by N. C. Wyeth, hinges cracked
- Yankee Ships in Pirate Waters by Rupert Sargent Holland - Dated 1931 by Rupert Sargent Holland - Illustrated by Frank E. Schoonover
- When London Burned: A Story of Restoration Times and the Great Fire by G. A. Henty - Dated 1894 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Illustrations by J. Finnemore
- Hans Brinker; or, the Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland by Mary Mapes Dodge - Dated 1899 by Charles Scribner's Sons - "Sixty Original Illustrations"

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.
Lot 5049

$90
This lot includes the three antique photo albums shown in the corresponding image. These albums date from the second half of the nineteenth century, two show celluloid covers (one with a decorative image of Cupid on front cover) and one is leather bound. All three have clasps. They contain pictures of children (in one album the first picture is of a laid out dead infant) and portrait photos. Several tintypes appear in this group.

Due to the high volume of material 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. 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 5050

$36
This auction lot includes the following group of antique oblong Jerusalem souvenir books bound in wood boards:

- Blumen des Heiligen Landes /Flowers of the Holy Land / Fleurs de la terre sainte - Circa 1900 - Bound in beveled olive wood boards with an embossed black cloth spine. "Jerusalem" is printed on the front board. Title page is in German, English, French and Russian. There are 12 stiff pages with 12 different pressed flower arrangements. All of the arrangements are totally intact, all under tissue guards. Two pages have upper right-hand corner chipped away.
- Souvenir to Our Benefactors Offered by the Commissariat of the Holy Land - Circa 1900, Mount St. Sepulchre, Washington D. C. - Bound in beveled olive wood boards with an embossed black cloth spine. "Jerusalem" is printed on the front board, in Hebrew and English. Beautifully colored plates with 12 pressed flowers from the Holy Land are with tissue guards. Captions are in same languages as above.
- Flowers and Views of Jerusalem -Circa 1900 - contents are same as above. Spine torn along front gutter. Hinges are weak.
- Flowers from the Holy Land / Fleurs et vues de la Terre Sainte by N. de Simini - Circa 1900 by N. de Simini (Jerusalem) - same as above

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 5051

$60
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage miscellaneous ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes advertising material, collectible stamps, premiums, catalogues, and almanacs. 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 5052

$20
Title: The Cave of Machpelah and Other Poems
Author: James Challen
Publisher: C. Sherman, Printer (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1854

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poetry by James Challen (1802 - 1878). The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners and sunning to spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show mild foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 220 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50.

Lot 5053

$475
Title: Columna Cochlis M. Aurelio Antonino Augusto: dicata eius rebus gestis in germanica, atque Sarmatica expeditione insignis, ex. S. C. Romae ad viam Flaminiam erecta, ac utiusque belli imaginibus anaglypice insculpta
Authors: Pietro Santi Bartoli
Publisher: Dominici de Rubeis
Printing Year: 1704

Notes: This antique oblong folio constitutes a rare collection of engravings by Italian artist Giovanni Pietro Bartoli (1615 - 1700). 

Bartoli moved to Rome in 1635 as a youth, where he studied painting under Jean Lemaire and Poussin, but abandoned it to devote himself entirely to engraving and as an antiquarian for Christina, Queen of Sweden. He engraved many Roman monuments, publishing in Admiranda Romanorum Antiquitatum (Rome, 1693). About 1660, he excavated the Domus Aurea, of which he published drawings.

As a draughtsman, Bartoli reproduced the Codice Virgiliano in 55 plates, commissioned by Cardinal Camillo Massimo. For Massimo, he also did drawings of ancient Roman paintings and mosaics. Later, he lived in Paris, where he was introduced at the court of Louis XIV. In 1699, with the engraver Domenico de' Rossi, he produced Romanae Magnitudinis Monumenta, a later edition of the 1637 Antiquae Urbis Splendor by Giacomo Lauro. Bartoli adapted 138 of Lauro's original plates and engraved 16 new ones. This work provides engraved illustrations of the Column of Marcus Aurelius.

The Column is a Doric column, with a spiral relief, built in honor of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and modeled on Trajan's Column. It still stands on its original site in Rome, in Piazza Colonna before Palazzo Chigi. The columnís shaft is 29.60 m (about 100 feet) high, on a 10 m high base, which in turn originally stood on a 3 m high platform - the column in total is 41.95 m. About 3 meters of the base have been below ground level since the 1589 restoration. The column consists of 27 or 28 blocks of Carrara marble, each of 3.7 m diameter, hollowed out whilst still at the quarry for a stairway of 190-200 steps within the column up to a platform at the top. Just as with Trajanís Column, this stairway is illuminated through narrow slits into the relief.

The spiral picture relief tells the story of Marcus Aureliusí Danubian or Marcomannic wars, waged by him from 166 to his death. The story begins with the army crossing the river Danube, probably at Carnuntum. A Victory separates the accounts of two expeditions. The exact chronology of the events is disputed, however the latest theory states that the expeditions against the Marcomanni and Quadi in the years 172 and 173 are in the lower half and the successes of the emperor over the Sarmatians in the years 174 and 175 in the upper half. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)

The book is illustrated with copper engravings on what appears to be calfskin. "Colonna di Marco Aurelio" 83 plates. All images are crisp and free of water and mildew damage. There are no tears or holes. Pages are lightly age toned. The book measures approximately 20" x 15 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50.

Lot 5054

$60
This lot includes the framed hand-illuminated manuscript shown in the corresponding image. Latin text in neat gothic bookhand in black ink on what appears to be vellum parchment. Initial letters are decorated in red and blue. This work is estimated to be from the 13th century. The work measures approximately 21" by 25". 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: $8.50.
Lot 5055

$70
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image. This material includes styles such as marches, folk, ballroom dance, and show tunes. 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 5056

$45
Title: The Life and Death of Lord Edward Fitzgerald
Author: Thomas Moore
Publisher: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green (London)
Printing Year: 1831

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce biography of Lord Edward Fitzgerald (1763? - 1798), an Irish nationalist and revolutionary who saw military service during the Anglo-American War. This book contains both Volume I and Volume II. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Lord Edward Fitzgerald. The fold-out map between the end of first volume and the beginning of second is well preserved. A small strip of newspaper containing the obituary of the widow of Lord Fitzgerald has been pasted to the blank page opposite first page. This well-preserved volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show mild foxing, predominantly on endpapers and around frontispiece and title page. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains xi / 307/ 305 pages. Please note that this is one of two antique volumes by Thomas Moore being offered in this auction. Please view lot #334. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50.

Lot 5057

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Billy Whiskers titles:

- Billy Whiskers, Jr. by Frances Trego Montgomery - Dated 1905 by Saalfield Publishing Co.
- Billy Whiskers Kids by Frances Trego Montgomery - Dated 1905 by Saalfield Publishing Co.
- Billy Whiskers: The Autobiography of a Goat by Frances Trego Montgomery - Dated 1904 by Saalfield Publishing Co.
- Billy Whiskers Friends by Frances Trego Montgomery - Dated 1906 by Brewer Barse & Company (Chicago)

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 5058

$55
Title: Buster Brown and His Pets
Publisher: New York Herald Co.
Printing Year: circa

Condition/Details: Bound in original pictorial boards, this antique oblong volume is a scarce collection of comic strips that first appeared in the New York Herald. The work contains both black-and-white and color illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some soiling to covers. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 16" x 10.75". 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 5059

$22
This lot includes the group of four empty Victorian photo albums shown in the corresponding image. All these albums have elegant lacquer covers and/or ornate cover designs. All four have their original clasps. One of the albums has a picture of President McKinley on front cover, while another shows a young girl. The remaining two both display elaborate floral ornamentation on front covers.

Due to the high volume of material 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. 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 5060

$60
Title: The Emerald City of Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Reilly & Lee Co.
Printing Year: c. 1935 in Scarce Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright color pastedown to front cover, this volume is a scarce 1930s reprint of this Baum title originally published in 1910. The work is illustrated by John R. Neill with many black-and-white drawings. The volume shows very light external age/wear, with three small perforations to lower part of front gutter. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket is in fine condition, showing the original price of $1.50 on front flap. List of books on the rear flap ends with number 32 "Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz." Dustjacket is well preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 7" x 9.25" and contains 396 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 5061

$10
This lot includes the indenture on vellum shown in the corresponding image. This elaborately decorated document represents the "Conveyance of the equity of redemption of lands in the parish of Binfiled in Berks." It dates from 1825 and relates the particulars of the indenture of mortgage of property in Bracknall in Berkshire, England. The parties whose names and signatures appear on this two-sheet document are George Spencer and Richard Malins, with a Mr. Roberts signing as witness to the transaction. The front sheet still bears the original wax seals along bottom edge. Blue stamps appear along the left-hand sides and white stamps with crown appear on the reverse sides. Moisture markings that do not affect text or overall stately appearance of document are visible. 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. 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 5062

$12
This lot includes the group of German stamps shown in the corresponding image. Included in this group are approximately 90 stamps of Adolf Hitler (facing left, not canceled) and 40 other (largely canceled) stamps of various denominations and designs. 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 5063

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of French literary titles in antique volumes with gilt embossing:

- Love Songs of France by Hugo et al. - Dated 1896 by New Amsterdam Book Company
- The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais - no date provided by private printer - complete two volume set.
- The Lady with the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas Fils - Dated 1889 by Gebbie & Co. (Philadelphia)
- Roland: A Symphonic Poem by Benjamin R.C. Low - Dated 1930 by private printer

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: $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 5064

$50
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage vintage ephemera on advertising shown in the corresponding image. This material includes pamphlets, almanacs, sketchbooks, newspapers and magazines, plus medical booklets. Present is a newspaper edition from 1798, as well as several early deeds/indentures.

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 5065

$35
This lot includes the group of vintage games shown in the corresponding image. This material includes playing cards, Ping-Ching, Monopoly, All in the Family, and vintage Clue. 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 5066

$10
This lot includes the group of four antique mahogany block print stamps shown in the corresponding image. 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: $6.50.
Lot 5067

$16
Title: Railroad Picture Book
Publisher: McLoughlin Bros.
Printing Year: 1903

Condition/Details: Bound in color pictorial linen wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce collection of chromolithographic railroad images (including a double-page illustration). Depicted here are train interiors, stations, and a railroad bridge. These in-text and full-page chromolithographs show beautifully and give a detailed representation of the railroad world of the beginning of the twentieth century. The covers show external age/wear, with creases and loss of cover material to bottom right-hand corner of front cover, along spine, and at several places of back cover. The book is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. This book measures approximately 10" x 12" and contains fourteen unnumbered pages of text and illustration (including endpapers). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50.

Lot 5068

$200
Title: Dogs and Puppies
Author: Frances Trego Montgomery
Publisher: Barse & Hopkins Publishers
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright color pastedown, this antique volume is a scarce scarce title by the author of the Billy Whiskers series. The work includes illustrations in color and black and white by Hugo Von Hofsten, many of Boston Terriers. Color illustrations show brightly. The volume shows light external age/wear. Pages 11 and 12 have been removed. Illustration on page 13 has minor crayon coloring. Pages 35 and (to lesser extent) 41 show crayon markings. The book measures approximately 6.6" x 8.6" and contains 57 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. 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 5069

$70
This lot includes the group of antique photos of businesses shown in the corresponding image. These photos offer images of display windows, storefronts and street scenes. There are also pictures of a Rochester, N.Y. fire (c. 1904) in what seems to be the business district. Due to the high volume of material 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. 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 5070

$35
Title: Laws and Regulations for the Government of the Post Office Department
Publisher: C. Alexander, Printer (Washington)
Printing Year: 1852

Condition/Details: Bound in calfskin-backed boards, this antique volume is a very scarce antebellum version of the modern Domestic Mail Manual, divided into three separately-paginated sections: Laws, Regulations, and Index. Ornate handwriting appears on front and reads: "Post Office Ludlowville, May 19, 1852. (Illegible word)." Cancellations in red are also visible on front cover. The volume shows external age/wear, with soiling and staining to boards. Rear upper left-hand corner shows loss. Spine shows loss of top margin. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 114 / 93 / 28 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50.

Lot 5071

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage children's titles:

- Games for Hallow-e'en by Mary E. Blain - Dated 1912 by Barse & Hopkins
- The Box Book by Hazel F. Showalter - Dated 1931 by Macmillan Company
- Tom Swift and His Wireless Message by Victor Appleton - Dated 1911 by Grosset & Dunlap - dustjacket missing small section at top of spine.
- Toby Tyler; or, Ten Weeks With a Circus by James Otis - no date available by Goldsmith Publishing Co. (Chicago) - dustjacket.
- The Indian How Book by Arthur C. Parker - Dated 1946 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. (Garden City)
- Jack London's Stories for Boys by Jack London - Dated 1936 by Cupples & Leon Company - 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: $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 5072

$20
Title: Helps for the Hostess
Publisher: Joseph Campbell Company (Camden, N. J.)
Printing Year: circa 1916

Condition/Details: Bound in original color-illustrated stiff wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce early collection of recipes from an iconic American food manufacturer, with cover illustrations featuring the Campbell's Soup Kids and a description of the company's processing facilities. The work is illustrated with many color drawings and photographs The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 64 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 5073

$110
This collectible stamp group is part of a larger philately 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.

This lot features approximately an album of United States stamps, including rare plate blocks and envelopes that span the length of the twentieth century. The group contains hundreds of stamps, carefully collected and assembled. There are in addition several antique envelopes dating back to the 19th century.

Condition/Details: These stamps have been well preserved and are in near excellent condition. 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 5074

$65
This massive collectible stamp group is part of a larger philately 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.

This lot features a varied group of items including first day covers and hundreds or perhaps thousands of collected vintage and antique correspondence with original postage, both domestic and International. We did see some unused postage during our perusal.

Condition/Details: These stamps and other materials and show nicely with some signs of age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50.
Lot 5075

$26
This lot includes the group of vintage Rochester, NY ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes calendars, maps, pamphlets and magazine issues 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: $22.50. 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 5076

$10
Title: Current Coins Picked Up at a Country Railway Station
Author: S. K. Lapius
Publisher: Hann & Adair, Printers and Bookmakers (Columbus, Ohio)
Printing Year: 1893 Inscribed

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poems. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and full-page engravings. The preliminary-page inscription reads "To A. E. Bishofe - / from his old friend / The Author." The volume shows significant external wear. The binding is cracked. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing and smudging. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/4" and contains 193 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50.

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