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Lot 2001

$30

Title: History of the 13th Regiment, N. G., S. N. Y. Containing over Forty Illustrations and Many Biographical Sketches
Author: uncredited author
Editor: James de Mandeville
Publisher: Press of G.W. Rodgers
City: New York
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 183 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound upside down due to printer's error. The book has illustrated paper covers, with the front cover offering portraits of officers, group portraits and an image of a fort. The lightly soiled covers display minor loss at the bottom of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The hinges are cracked. The pages are clean and bright. This work is profusely illustrated with portraits of officers in bemedaled uniforms and group portraits of military units. Two of the pages have long closed tears, only very marginally affecting text. The blank page preceding the title page has taping at the fore edge. This work has a number of illustrated advertisements.
Lot 2002

$1300

Title: The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck - John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Grapes of Wrath" (1939) and "East of Eden" (1952) and the novella "Of Mice and Men" (1937). He was an author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories. Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1939
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 480 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "The Grapes of Wrath" is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962.

Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, agricultural industry changes and bank foreclosures forcing tenant farmers out of work. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they were trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other "Okies", they sought jobs, land, dignity, and a future.

"The Grapes of Wrath" is frequently read in American high school and college literature classes due to its historical context and enduring legacy. A celebrated Hollywood film version, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, was made in 1940. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed stated first printing of this landmark American novel. The date of April, 1939 appears on the copyright page. The author's signature, in blue ink, is on a slip of paper attached to the half title page.

This volume is bound in oatmeal cloth with stamped dark brown lettering to the spine and a pictorial design depicting a caravan across the bottom half of the covers. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The edges of the text block are very lightly soiled. The endpapers, with an illustration featuring the musical score for the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," display light foxing. The interior is otherwise clean and without markings.

This volume is preserved in a an intact first-state dust jacket with the first edition statement in the lower right corner of the front flap and the price of $2.75 at the top edge of the front flap. The color illustration by Elmer Hader shows brightly. The pictorial jacket exhibits some tearing at the edges, most noticeably at the top/bottom of the spine panel, and along a portion of the front fore edge. A closed tear appears over the author's name of the spine panel. The jacket is preserved is a paper-backed mylar that has not been removed.

Lot 2003

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the three antique pamphlets shown in the corresponding image(s). These publications all contain eulogies on Gilbert Motier de Lafayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), "in the U.S. often known simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought for the United States in the American Revolutionary War. A close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830." (Wikipedia)

Titles are as follows:

"Eulogy on Lafayette, Delivered in Faneuil Hall, at the Request of the Young Men of Boston, September 6, 1834" (Boston: Nathan Hale; and Allen & Ticknoer, 1844) by Edward Everett


"Eulogy on La Fayette, Pronounced before the Society of Cincinnati of the State of New Jersey, on the 4th of July, 1835" (uncredited, 1835) by Aaron Ogden Dayton.

"Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette. Delivered at the Request of Both Houses of the Congress of the United States, before Them, in the Houses of Representatives, at Washington, on the 31st December, 1834" (Boston: S. Colman, and Russell, 1835) by John Quincy Adams.


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Condition / Notes: The pamphlet by Dayton shows light soiling/foxing to its original blue wrappers, with tearing along the lower half of the backstrip. A period signature appears at the top outside corner of the front wrapper. The pages display foxing and occasional corrections to the text. The other two pieces lack wrappers. Pages also exhibit foxing. The text by Everett has notation in pencil and the stamp of the New York State Library at the top of the title page. All bindings are sound.
Lot 2004

$70

Title: Travels through Turkey in Asia, the Holy Land, Arabia, Egypt, and Other Parts of the World: Giving a Particular and Faithful Account of What Is Most Remarkable in the Manners, Religion, Polity, Antiquities, and Natural History of Those Countries: With a Curious Description of Jerusalem, As It Now Appears, and Other Places Mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. Interspersed with the Remarks of Several Other Modern Travellers; Illustrated with Notes, Historical, Geographical and Miscellaneous
Author: Charles Thompson
Publisher: Printed by Archibald Loudon
City: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Year: 1813
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 476 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and marbled boards. The spine has a gilt-lettered black leather label. The book shows external wear, with cracking along the spine edges, light soiling to the covers and loss of material at the top and bottom of spine. Minor loss is also visible at the edges and corners of the boards. The front board has separated from the spine but the stitching is intact. Antique bookplates can be seen on the front pastedown, with annotations and/or markings in pen and pencil to the front endpaper. A water marking is visible in the upper outside corners of the front endpaper, preliminary pages and first 120 pages of the text (without affecting legibility). The pages otherwise exhibit sporadic light foxing.
Lot 2005

$100

Title: Rene Lalique, 1860-1945: Maitre-verrier, analyse de l'oeuvre et catalogue raisonne
Author: Felix Marcilhac
Publisher: Les editions de l'amateuer
City: Paris
Year: 1994
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1063 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: A catalogue raisonne of Rene Lalique's works in glass.

Rene Jules Lalique (6 April 1860, Ay, Marne – 5 May 1945, Paris) was a French glass designer known for his creations of glass art, perfume bottles, vases, jewelry, chandeliers, clocks and automobile hood ornaments. He started a glassware firm, named after him, which still remains successful.

Condition / Notes: This large volume is bound in dark gray cloth with bright stamped silver lettering to the spine and front cover. The book is in excellent condition. This work is lavishly illustrated with both color & b&w photos. The intact dust jacket is preserved in a paper-backed mylar cover. The cardboard slipcase is present.
Lot 2006

$30

Title: The Furry Bear
Author: Helen Hoke - "Helen Hoke, who wrote nearly 100 children's books and set up and ran children's book divisions in five publishing companies, died of bronchial pneumonia on Monday in a nursing home in Bethesda, Md. She was 86 years old and lived in Chevy Chase, Md.

Humor, natural history, the supernatural and witchcraft were the subjects of many of Ms. Hoke's books. She also specialized in anthologies of ghost stories, one of which she wrote with her grandson, Franklin Hoke.

Among her other books for young readers were ''The Horse That Took the Milk Around,'' ''Too Many Kittens,'' ''Factory Kitty'' and ''Grocery Kitty.''

In the late 1930's, Ms. Hoke inaugurated and managed children's book departments at several publishing houses, including Henry Holt, Reynal & Hitchcock and Julian Messer. In the 1940's, Ms. Hoke, whose first marriage, to John Hoke, had ended in divorce, married Franklin Watts, founder the New York publishing company that bears his name. She became the company's vice president and director of international projects.

She and her husband established Franklin Watts Ltd. in London in the 1960's, and Ms. Hoke worked there into the 1970's before returning to the United States. Ms. Hoke also organized Helen Hoke Associates, which represented authors, and oversaw publication of books from inception to marketing. Her son, John Hoke, said she was ''awfully good at finding new authors.''

In the 1970's she began naming her books with what she called ''Terrific Triple Titles.'' Among these books were, ''Witches, Witches, Witches,'' ''Jokes, Jokes, Jokes'' and ''Nurses, Nurses, Nurses,'' an anthology of short stories, poems and excerpts from biographies and novels.

Jean Vestal of Franklin Watts said one of Ms. Hoke's contributions to children's book publishing was her early support of the Bologna International Children's Book Fair in Italy, which has become an important element in the industry.

Ms. Hoke and her son, a photographer and writer, wrote ''Music Boxes: Their Lore and Lure'' in 1957. It was her 32d book and her first nonfiction work.

Ms. Hoke was also executive director of the Julia Ellsworth Ford Foundation, which conducted annual children's book competitions." (New York Times obituary of March 31, 1990)
Publisher: Julian Messner, Inc., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1943
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 16 unnumbered pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Furry bear's mother was not at home when he woke up. Furry bear was very hungry so he went out looking for some breakfast and got stung on his nose by a bee. Furry bear ran home to his mother, where he was comforted and given breakfast by his mother.
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in pale green paper-covered boards, with brown lettering and illustrations on the front cover. The "furry bear" is represented on the covers, pages and dust jacket with an attached fabric intending to give the sense of "fuzzy fur." The name of a previous owner appears at the top edge of the front flyleaf. The book is otherwise in excellent condition. The illustrations are by Sally Tate. The intact dust jacket, with the price of $1.00 on the front flap, shows light shelfwear.
Lot 2007

$45

Details: This lot consists of the Vintage and Antique Railroad Uniform Buttons and Postcards shown in the corresponding images.

These items are in a wooden frame shadow box. Some of the buttons are decorated with images of train engines. Others are labeled with company names and positions such as Lackawanna, Erie, Pullman, Sweet-Orr & Co., Conductor, and Motorman.

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Condition / Notes: These items are well preserved. Postcards remain vivid.
Lot 2008

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of issues of the French magazine Derriere le miroir shown in the corresponding image(s). Derriere le Miroir is a landmark art and literary journal founded by art collector, art dealer and editor Aime Maght in 1946. This periodical appeared until 1982. These issues contain texts on, and illustrations by Jean Bazaine (May, 1953, April/May 1957) , Raoul Ubac (December 1950), Saul Steinberg (March/April 1953), and Andre Derain (Feb./March 1957), this last number with an article by Alberto Giacometti. These publications contain attractive illustrations, with full and double-page lithographs decorating covers and interiors. The 1953 Bazaine issue has an original fold-out four-page color lithograph.


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Condition / Notes: These magazines may show light soiling to the covers, with minor tears at the edges. The Ubac issue has tearing along the folds along almost one entire half of the fold out.
Lot 2009

$120

Details: This lot consists of the Diamond Earrings shown in the corresponding images.

This pair of earrings contains approximately 70 diamonds hand-set in solid white gold gold. Each earring has a band of diamonds and a band of gold forming a stylized figure-8 with stud posts.

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Condition / Notes: These earrings are well preserved. Back Reads "10K SUN".
Lot 2010

$400

Title: General Butler and Dexter: Match for $2,000, Two Mile Heats, to Wagons, over the Fashion Course, L.I. Octr. 27th 1865
Artist: Currier and Ives
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Original
Print Year: circa 1874
Width: 16.0" Height: 12.0"
Art Notes: This work offers a representation of a horse race, with two riders in two-wheel carriages speeding by what appears to be a three-judge panel standing in a covered podium overlooking the track.
Condition: This original hand-tinted lithograph shows archival edge restoration at the bottom corners, at the upper left corner and the left edge. Repair is also visible at the bottom edge and, to a lesser degree, at the top edge. This print otherwise displays no tears, creasing or punctures. The top edge of this piece is taped to the back of the window mat in which it is preserved. The window mat, measuring approximately 19.25" x 17", is separating along the top and shows wear, with light soiling to the panels. The paper label of Mongerson Wunderlich appear in the upper left corner of the rear panel. The colors of the image are quite bright.

"J. Cameron Del." is printed in the lower right of the plate. Published by Currier and Ives" appears printed under the bottom left corner of the image, with "125 Nassau St New York" in the bottom right. The caption "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1874 by Currier and Ives in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington" can be seen under the image.

Lot 2011

$200

Title: Sweet Thursday
Author: John Steinbeck - John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Grapes of Wrath" (1939) and "East of Eden" (1952) and the novella "Of Mice and Men" (1937). He was an author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories. Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1954
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 273 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "Sweet Thursday" is a 1954 novel by John Steinbeck. It is a sequel to "Cannery Row" and set in the years after the end of World War II. According to the author, "Sweet Thursday" is the day between Lousy Wednesday and Waiting Friday.
Condition / Notes: This is a first edition of this novel, with the statement "First Published by the Viking Press in June, 1954" stated on the copyright page, and Colonial Press noted as the printer.

This volume is bound in pale olive cloth, with red lettering to the spine and front cover. Stamped pictorial designs in blue depict birds in flight. The book has dark tape markings to the top and bottom edges of the front and rear cover. The binding is sound. A small stain can be seen at the rear end of the fore edge of the text block. The top edge of the text block is dyed red. A previous owner's name at the top of the front flyleaf has been blacked out. The title page is printed in black and red, with pictorial designs in black similar to those which appear on the front cover. A very small blemish is visible at the top edge of the title page and of the opposite page. The pages are clean and bright. The intact dust jacket, with price of $3.50 on the front flap, and a photo portrait of the author on the rear panel, is well preserved in a mylar cover. Some foxing can be seen on the rear side of the spine panel. The color illustration by Paul Galdone shows brightly.
Lot 2012

$80

Title: Deadline Delayed
Author: Members of the Overseas Press Club of America
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1947
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 311 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: A collection of unpublished and never reported news stories by foreign correspondents. The articles were selected by the Editorial Committee of the Overseas Press Club of America.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed by contributors Pierre J. Huss, Temple Fielding, Bob Considine, Julian Bach, Jr., Stanley Ross, and Gerold Frank on the half title page.

This volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows external wear, with fading to the spine. The binding is firm. A previous owner's inscription appears on the front flyleaf. The pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 2013

$20

Title: Henry the Helicopter
Author: Eleanor Graham - Eleanor Graham was a book editor and children's book author.

She worked for Muriel Paget's aid mission in Czechoslovakia before becoming an editor for publishers Heinemann and Methuen Publishing and a reviewer of children's books at The Sunday Times, among others. During the Second World War, she became editor of Penguin's children's imprint Puffin Books.

After her retirement in 1961, she received the Eleanor Farjeon Award from the Children's Book Circle.
Publisher: Whitman Publishing Co.
City: Racine, Wisconsin
Year: 1945
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 30 unnumbered pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in glossy illustrated paper-covered boards. The book is in excellent condition. This work has illustrated blue & white endpapers, a color title page vignette, and numerous color textual illustrations by Ben D. Williams. The well-preserved dust jacket exhibits very light shelfwear.

This is a title in the series "Tell-A-Tale Books."
Lot 2014

$25

Details: This lot consists of the approximately 20 pieces of Vintage and Antique Stage and Screen Ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

These items include Magazines such as "Hit Parade", "The New Movie Magazine", "Screen Secrets Movie Album", and "The Film Daily". Programs include "Seven Wonders Of The World", "Damn Yankees", and "Oliver!".

Other items of note are "Maude Adams In J.M. Barrie's Play The Little Minister" (1899) and a collection of Shirley Temple photographs.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications which may include chipping, creasing or edge wear.
Lot 2015

$120

Details: This lot consists of the Original Victorian Valentines shown in the corresponding images.

These items c1890-1920s include chromolithograph illustrations, die-cuts, embossed, and fold-out cards. Also included is a hand-painted card c1910 with decorative ribbon at each corner.

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Condition / Notes: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 2016

$55

Details: This lot consists of the Antique Photographs and Album shown in the corresponding images.

Many of these photographs are from cities and towns throughout New York Sate and Pennsylvania including Binghamton, Troy (PA), Towanda, Elmira, Oneonta, Palmyra, and Syracuse. Images include Family and Wedding photographs along with children and individual adults, some in military uniform. Many of these items are Carte de Vistes or Cabinet Cards. Also included is and empty decorative album for CDV's.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Album lacks a decorative clasp.
Lot 2017

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this collection are as follows:

"The Happy Mother Goose Box" (Clothlike Books) (The Saalfield Publishing Co., 1943, 4 books in the original box)

"The Night before Christmas" (McLoughlin Bros., 1940, with illustrations by Priscilla Pointer)

"My Music Work Book" (Saint Louis: Art Publication Society, 1933, in wrappers, with illustrations by Gladyse Marshall)

"Christmas Delights" (An Evergreen Press reprint of a McLoughlin Bros. publication, in wrappers)

"The Night before Christmas" (An Evergreen Press reprint of an early (c. 1870) edition, in wrappers)

"Visit Mother Goosetown with Jack and Jill" (Whitman Publishing Co., 1942, with illustrations by Ruth Carol Eger). This book is a "Peek-A-Boo Book" by Lee Mero.

"Push-Outs and Stand-Ups Merry Christmas Fun" (Saalfied Publishing Co., n.d., code number 3739)

"Animated Animals" (Saalfield Publishing Co., 1943, in original dj, with animated pictures by Julian Wehr). This work lacks pieces of the mechanical pop-ups, or has these with detached parts. 2 of 4 animated pictures are intact.




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Condition / Notes: These volumes are as a general rule exceptionally well preserved, with bright color illustrations to the covers and the text. These attractive children's books are kept in transparent plastic bags with white paper labels providing printing information.
Lot 2018

$375

Details: This lot consists of the Genuine Full Cut Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet shown in the corresponding images.

Solid Sterling Silver, approximately 4+ carats, 14K Gold Overlay. Alternating XO design and two decorative hinged clasps on either side of main closure, all working.

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Condition / Notes: This bracelet is well preserved with brilliant shine. Genuine, Tested. Markings to back read; 925, next to a stylized R, and China.
Lot 2019

$140

Details: This lot consists of the approximately 30 pieces of Stage and Screen Photographs, Autographs, and Ephemera shown in the corresponding images. These items are part of a larger Hollywood collection being sold in this auction that was built over the original owners' lifetime. The gentleman spent time in Hollywood and personally collected many of these signatures as opportunity arose. For additional Hollywood collectibles please review our catalog.

These items include photographs and signatures from both on and off the stage and screen. Writers, Actors/Actresses, Comedians, and other performaers may be included.

Lorette Young -loose autograph signed in pencil on 4” x 3” blue paperand 8 x 10 photo unsigned
Fanny Brice -autograph signed in black ink on 3 x 5 card and 8 x 10 photo unsigned, autograph signed in pencil on 4.5” x 6” pink paper
Betty Grable -autograph signed in black on 3.375” x 4.25” paper
and 8 x 10 photo unsigned
Gertrude Lawrence -autograph signed in black on 4.5” x 5.375” paper and 8 x 10 photo unsigned
Giulietta Masina -autograph signed in black on 3.875” x 5.75” pink paper and 8 x 10 photo unsigned
Joseph L. Mankiewicz -autograph signed in black marker on 4 x 6 yellow card
Joan Crawford -autograph signed in blue on 3.25” x 4.875” paper and 8 x 10 photo unsigned
Gena Rowlands -8 x 10 photo signed in green marker
Tony Newley -5 x 7 photo signed in white pencil?
Ruth Roman -8 x 10 photo signed in black marker
Robin Williams -8 x 10 color photo signed in black marker
Gale Storm -8 x 10 photo signed in black
Butterfly McQueen -8 x 10 photo signed in black felt pen
Carmen Miranda -loose autograph signed in pencil w/ unsigned 8 x 10
Margaret Pellegrini -photocopy of Munchkins image signed in black felt tip
Eddie Bracken -8 x 10 photo signed in black felt tip
Victor Mature -color 8 x 10 photo signed in blue marker
Kim Novac -8 x 10 photo signed in black marker
Ann Blyth -8 x 10 photo signed in black marker
Al Hirschfeld -4-page leaflet signed in black w/ last name center right
Mae West -loose autograph signed on diamond ring photo cutout and 8 x 10 photo unsigned, 8 x 10 photo signed in black felt pen
Hermes Pan -loose autograph signed in black on 3 x 5 card and 8 x 10 photo unsigned

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally well preserved. Some may exhibit age/wear indications, concentrated at the extremities, such as fold-marks, edge wear or toning.
Lot 2020

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the"Travel and Exploration" magazine compilations shown in the corresponding images.

Included are volumes I through IV of "Travel and Exploration", covering January 1909 through December of 1910. Subjects include nautical exploration, hunting in Central Africa, aerial flight, and winter in India. Various photographs and illustrations are present and feature Inambari tribesmen, Alpine passes, and assorted maps.

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Condition / Notes: These items are well preserved, with some signs of age/wear concentrated around the extremities. Includes many plates and illustrations.
Lot 2021

$20

Title: How the Leopard Got His Spots
Author: Rudyard Kipling - Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), "Just So Stories" (1902) (1894), "Kim" (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift."

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed according to the political and social climate of the age and the resulting contrasting views about him continued for much of the 20th century. George Orwell called him a "prophet of British imperialism." Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "He [Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."
Publisher: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1942
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 28 unnumbered pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in illustrated glossy paper-covered boards, with a picture of a leopard on the front cover, and of a giraffe on the rear cover. The front cover has black lettering. The book is in excellent condition. This vintage children's book is illustrated with pictorial endpapers, title page vignette, and numerous color & b&w textual illustrations by F. Rojankovsky. The intact dust jacket, with the number 5050 in the upper right corner of the front flap, displays very light shelfwear.
Lot 2022

$40

Details: This lot consists of the Antique Scrapbook shown in the corresponding images.

This scrapbook, created by Mrs. (Katherine) Adam Wyant c 1936, is for trips took to the Pacific Northwest coast including Banff, Lake Louise, Alaska, and California, along with other part of the United Stated. Mrs. Wyant was the widow of representative Adam Martin Wyant of Pennsylvania, who first elected to serve in the 67th House of Representative, 1920.

Many of these images are of their family and friends. Including children and Grandchildren of the Representative and his wife. Other items include Maps, postcards, real photo postcards, itineraries, telegraphs and Newspaper articles on current events of the time. These include the changing power within the British Royal Family before the start of World War II.

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Condition / Notes: This item is well preserved with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Most of the pages are complete with little edge wear to either pages or ephemera.
Lot 2023

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage Rand McNally children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes were published between 1940 and 1948. Among the titles in this collection are "The Organ Grinders' Garden: Poems Younger Children Love" (1942), "The Lazy Automobile" (1942, illustrations by Clarence Biers) by Wallace Wadsworth, "The Old Woman and Her Pig" (1944, illustrated by Tony Brice) "retold by Wallace C. Wadsworth, "The Story of Pocahontas" (1943, illustrated by Virginia Ullrich) by Marion Gridley, "The Runaway Airplane" (1943, illustrations by Tony Brice) by Hugh Graham, and "Noah's Ark" (1941, Tony Brice illustrations) by Dorothy Bell.


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Condition / Notes: These volumes, measuring approximately 5.5" x 7", are as a general rule exceptionally well preserved, with bright color illustrations to the covers and the text. These attractive children's books are kept in transparent plastic bags with white paper labels providing printing information.
Lot 2024

$30

Details: This lot consists of the Antique Magazines shown in the corresponding images.

Musical magazines are "The Etude" (1889, 1890, 1908, 1932, 1934), and "The Musician" ( 1896). Also included are "Gourmet" (1941, 1950, 1954), "The Saturday Evening Post" (1914), "Real America" (1935), "The Spur" (1929) and "Flying Sportsman and Skyways" (1947).

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications. Some covers detached.
Lot 2025

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique children's books shown in the corresponding images.

"When the Qhippoorwill-" by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is a first edition. "Come See Where Jesus Lived" is a Strathmore Magic Slate activity book. Other titles include "Conquerors Of The Sky" with an introduction by Amelia Earhart, and "Indians Of Yesterday. Two foreign-language titles are also included.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications which may include chipping to spine and cover. "Little Orphan Annie Never Say Die!" has loss to spine. "Champion" is in dust jacket.
Lot 2026

$250

Details: This lot consists of the over 125 Decorative Antique Billheads shown in the corresponding images.

These Billheads with illustrated headings date from the late 19th to early 20th Centuries. They include a variety of companies for Guns and Sporting Goods, Cattle, Clothing and Boots, Dry Goods, Hardware, and Industry from around the Unites states including Tennessee, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, California, Florida, and areas in New York such as Syracuse and The Mohawk Valley.

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Condition / Notes: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications, such as staining or toning, concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 2027

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique literature, poetry, and children's books shown in the corresponding images.

A first edition of "The Bunnikins Bunnies In Camp" by Edith B. Davidson is included. Other notable titles include decorative editions of "Twenty Years After" by Alexandre Dumas and "Captain January" by Laura E. Richards.

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Condition / Notes: These items are well-preserved with some signs of age/wear concentrated around the extremities. The first-edition "Bunnikins Bunnies" features hand-coloring throughout. Other items feature decorative and/or illustrated covers.
Lot 2028

$1050

Details: This lot consists of the Vintage Autograph Book, with Hollywood Signatures, shown in the corresponding images. These items are part of a larger Hollywood collection being sold in this auction that was built over the original owners' lifetime. The gentleman spent time in Hollywood and personally collected many of these signatures as opportunity arose. For additional Hollywood collectibles please review our catalog.

There are approximately 50 signatures in this blue leather book. Some autographs of note are Marylin Monroe, Doris Day, Cesar Romero, Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, and Desi Arnez.

Other include:

Gilbert Roland, Joanne Dru, Rudy Vallee, George Murphy, Dan Duryea, Antonio Moreno, Eddie Fisher, Hank Williams, Jack Dempsey, Gilbert Roland, Gene Evans, Agnes Morehead, Anthony Curtis (Tony), Jan Sterling (cosigned in pencil on same sheet), Jili(?) Jackson (cosigned in pencil on same sheet), Ray Milland, Mary Murphy, Ward Bond, Shirley Booth, Eddie Cantor, Constance Bennett, Bob Wagner (Robert), Victor Mature, Mitzi Gaynor, Gale Storm, Sheree North, Richard Crane, Peggy Lee (signed in blue ink on back of Richard Crane page), Eleanor Powell, Anne Baxter, Vampira (Mail Nurmi), signed in pencil (Kim Novak on back of page), Kim Novak, Maurice Chevalier, Terry Moore, Mary Martin, Lillian Gish, Jimmy Durante, Betty Hutton, (?)ja, Julie Harris, Ida Lupino, Shelley Winters, Jane Powell, Anna Russell, Jack Stanly, Vera Ellen, John Kriza (ballet dancer), Gene Nelson, Ken Fisher, Buster Cooper, and Woody Herman.

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Condition / Notes: This item exhibits some age/wear indications which may include chipping to spine and cover or toning of pages.
Lot 2029

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Raggedy Ann books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the following Johnny Gruelle titles:

"Raggedy Ann's Fairy Stories" (M. A. Donohue and Co., 1928, in original dj), "Raggedy Ann in the Garden" (McLoughlin Bros., 1940), "Raggedy Ann and the Laughing Brook" (McLoughlin Bros., 1940) and "Marcella: A Raggedy Ann Story" (M. A. Donohue, 1929, in original dust jacket).


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Condition / Notes: These volumes are as a general rule exceptionally well preserved, with bright color illustrations to the covers and/or jackets and the text. These attractive children's books are kept in transparent plastic bags with white paper labels providing printing information. The larger volumes measure approximately 6.5" x 9.5", the smaller ones 5.75" x 7".
Lot 2030

$25

Title: The Oath, A Divine Ordinance and an Element of the Social Constitution: Its Origin, Nature, Ends, Efficacy, Lawfulness, Obligations, Interpretation, Form and Abuses
Author: David Xavier Junkin - David Xavier (X.) Junkin, born January 8, 1808 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, died April 22, 1880 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Married Jane McCleery on 04/12/1835, born 1809, died 1887. Seven children.

A family legend states that since he was the tenth son, his parents choice the "X" denoting "ten", and then selected a name to fit. The name "Xavier" was to produce smiles and innuendos as Dr. Junkin became well-known in Presbyterian circles. From all reports, no one enjoyed the joke more than Dr. Junkin himself. A second family legend states that he was given no middle name or initial at birth, but when he went to college he ran up against a bureacracy that insisted he had to have a middle initial. He noted that he was the tenth son, so chose X. The story further states that the Xavier was added by a later generation.

Dr. X graduated from Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania in 1831; and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1833. He accepted a call to Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church at Stewartsville, N.J. (1835-1851). He was called to be the Chaplain for the U.S. Naval Academy at Newport, R.I. where the Academy had been removed at the beginning of the Civil War. He also served (1862) as Chaplain of the battleship "North Carolina", and the steam frigate "Colorado".

In September 1863, Dr. Junkin was saddened by the loss of his son William McCleery Junkin who had died of Yellow Fever. William was serving as Asst. Paymaster aboard the Union ship "Potomac" and was buried at sea off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. Four months earlier, on May 18, 1863, Dr. Junkin had grieved the loss of his nephew-by-marriage, General Thomas Jonathon (Stonewall) Jackson. Bereaved as he was over the loss of Jackson, his grief was not of the same tender as that he suffered over his son Captain George Garnett Junkin's having chosen to serve the Confederacy as Aide-de-Camp to General Jackson. The pious General and his beloved son were described by Dr. Junkin as being "sorely misled and misguided". It was his firm conviction that God's interference by allowing General Jackson's death by the hands of his own men was the act that preserved the Union and allowed its ultimate victory.

From 1864-1866, Dr. Junkin served the Old North Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois. It was during his pastorate there that Dr. Junkin returned to Hope Mills for a reunion with his brothers (William F., who lived on the old homestead; George, who had fled the presidency of Washington College; Matthew Oliver, who resided in Steubenville, Ohio; and Benjamin, who lived in Mercer County, PA.).

In May, 1866, Dr. Junkin moved to the First Presbyterian Church, New Castle, Pa., and remained until his retirement on July 1, 1879.

In 1871, Dr. X wrote The Reverend George Junkin, D.D., LL.D., a biography of his brother George. This rare book is one of the primary sources of information for the Joseph Junkin family history. (Information courtesy of www.frontierfamilies.net)
Publisher: Wiley and Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1845
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/223 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details: "The origin of the little work is as follows. In a course of systematic instruction instruction from his own pulpit, the writer delivered a discourse upon the oath as a religious and civil institution. This discourse was subsequently repeated in other places; and a number of those who heard it, and whose opinions are entitled to respect, expressed to the author their approbation of his views, and gave the opinion, that the publication of the discourse, in the shape of a tract or small volume, would be productive of good., This encouragement originated the purpose of preparing such a treatise; but on account of numerous professional and other engagements, the writer could not, until recently, command time to execute this purpose. It has at length been done, amid many interruptions and perplexities incident to a large pastoral charge; and it is submitted to the candour of those who may read.

The subject has grown upon the writer, ans his investigation progressed. Inquiry, in regard to the history and particular forms of oaths, has led to the discovery of many curious facts: and the influence which the apostate Church of Rome has exerted, in the distortion and perversion of this ordinance, seemed to demand an inquiry into the subject of popish oaths, in order to illustrate the tendency of papal principles to destroy this and other safeguards of society. This has added to number of pages originally contemplated; but it is hoped that it will also add to the interest and value in the work." (Author's preface, pages vi-vii)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows external wear, with a bottom portion (measuring approximately 2 inches) of the spine cover detached and laid in. Minor loss of material is visible at the top of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The antique bookplate of the Washington and Plymouth Lodges can be seen on the front pastedown. An annotation in pencil appears on the rear pastedown. The partially uncut pages display sporadic light foxing and very occasional faint pencil markings.
Lot 2031

$50

Details: This lot consists of the Vintage and Antique Advertising shown in the corresponding images.

Culinary related items include recipe books and pressure cooking guides. Other items include advertisements for magazines such as "True Story", and "Liberty". Gum wrappers, labels, and a display box for 5th Avenue candy bars (empty) are also included.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications.
Lot 2032

$100

Title: The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and of His Virgin Mother Mary. Translated from the Original of Rev. L. C. Businger
Author: Richard Brennan
Publisher: Benziger Brothers, Printers to the Holy Apostolic See
City: New York
Year: 1879
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/900 plus leaves of family record and album plates
Width: 10.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: The exceptionally well-preserved volume is bound in full leather, with bright gilt lettering and elaborate ornamentation to the covers. The binding is firm. The book has gilt edges and marbled endpapers. Mild moisture markings are visible on the blank pages at the front, including at the margins of the frontispiece, and the rear of the volume. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a color frontispiece, an additional title page, also with bright color illustrations, color and b&w plates, as well as numerous textual illustrations. The pages at the rear of the volume present genealogical information relating to a Hughes family, including marriages, births and deaths from the late 19th and early 20th century. No pictures are present in the photo album sheets.
Lot 2033

$30

Title: Etude et recreation, ou l'interieur d'un pensionnat. Ouvrage divise en trente journees, contenant plusiers histoires morales et instructives
Author: Julie Carroy
Publisher: Chez Parmantier, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1825
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/327 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with a gilt-lettered spine label and gilt ornamental designs to the spine and edges of covers. The book shows external wear with loss of material at the ends of the spine and the outside corners, as well as to the covers. The black spine label displays chipping/peeling. A previous owner's 1826 inscription appears on a blank preliminary page. This volume has marbled endpapers and edges. The pages exhibit light scattered foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece and engraved plates.
Lot 2034

$45

Details: This lot consists of the Antique Estate Books & Ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Items include a mid 1800's die-cut Valentine, the Linen children's book "Ring-Around-A-Rosy" by Kate Greenaway, "Home and Health And Home Economics", "Santa Clause Storybook", and "The Gem Album" a decorative antique autograph book belonging to a Sarah M Moon. This book has gilt detailing to cover and four mezzotint plates by John Sartain (c1860). Many of the inscriptions are labeled Cobleskill, NY.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. "Santa Claus Story Book" has more advanced condition issues.
Lot 2035

$425

Details: This lot consists of the Nazi-Era Germany Ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Included are Real Photo postcards with images Hitler and German Soldiers. Other items include propagandist images, photographs of knocked out German and Italian Tanks, and a collection of tobacco trade cards.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. The tobacco trade cards are well preserved.
Lot 2036

$55

Title: L'art des jardins: parcs--jardins--promenades--etude historique--principes de la composition des jardins--plantations--decoration pittoresque et artistique des parcs et jardins publics. Traite pratique et didactique
Author: Adolphe Alphand, Alfred Auguste Ernouf - Baron Alfred-Auguste Ernouf was a French historian and writer.
Publisher: J. Rothschild, Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1885
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/364 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: This work offers, in its initial chapters, an overview of the historical development of gardening, from the worlds of classical antiquity through the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Chapters on the Italian Renaissance garden, the French garden to Le Notre, the French garden of the 17th century as exemplified in the work of Le Notre, landscape, and the English garden. A second part is devoted to the theory of the art of gardening, elucidating on "jardins irreguliers ou paysages," "jardins regulier, dits francais," "jardins de ville et d'instituteurs," "creations modernes," "promenades et squares" and "les services des promenades de Paris."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce third edition of this French-language treatise on gardening, completely revised ("entierement refondue") by A. Alphand.

This antique volume is bound in quarter black leather and marbled boards with leather-tipped corners. The spine has bright stamped gilt lettering and raised bands. The book shows external wear, with scuffing visible at the corners of the boards and rubbing to the covers. The binding is firm. The volume has marbled edges and gray endpapers. The bookplate of British architecture professor Patrick Horsbrugh appears on a blank preliminary page. The pages exhibit scattered foxing. This work is lavishly illustrated with splendid full-page and textual illustrations, together with attractive vignettes and ornamental initials.
Lot 2037

$30

Title: Raggedy Andy Stories: Introducing the Little Rag Brother of Raggedy Ann
Author: Johnny Gruelle - Johnny Gruelle was an American artist, political cartoonist, children's book author and illustrator (and even songwriter). He is known as the creator of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. He had such confidence in his design that often he would create the final ink work without first sketching in pencil. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: M. A. Donohue & Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1920
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in bright illustrated paper-covered boards, with the title character shown on the front and rear cover leaning on a framed picture of Raggedy Ann. The book is in excellent condition. This work has bright pictorial endpapers, as well as numerous full-page and in-text color pictures featuring Raggedy Andy, Raggedy Ann and other characters drawn by the author. The dust jacket displays light shelfwear.
Lot 2038

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique art history books shown in the corresponding images.

Included is "The Life of James McNeill Whistler" by E.R. and J. Pennell, and "The Uffizi Gallery" by Paul G. Konody.

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Condition / Notes: These items are well-preserved and in pleasing condition with some signs of age/wear concentrated around the extremities.
Lot 2039

$25

Details: This lot consists of the Collectible Political and Pop Culture Ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Campaign ephemera includes bumper stickers, correspondence, and pamphlets for Carter Ford Bush and McCain. Correspondence from United States Senators and the National Republican Committee are also included.

Pop Culture is represented by a large poster for "The Kids Are All Right" with "The Who", a "Pop TV Giants" folding poster featuring Michael Jackson (1984), along with posters for "The Untouchables", "The Beatles" and Bruce Springsteen.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age wear some posters have fold marks, Michael Jackson has tearing at fold junctures.
Lot 2040

$110

Details: This lot includes the pair of 18th-century hand-tinted French engravings shown in the corresponding image(s). These optical prints are entitled "Vue meridionale de la Place Royale de Nancy" (Daumont) and "Vue perspective d'une Maison de plaisance du Roy d'Espagne" (Basset). The first offers a view of one side of what was at the time known as the Royal Square in the city of Nancy, France (currently "Place Stanislas"), the latter the country house of the King of Spain, with a tree-lined avenue and elegantly dressed individuals milling in the fore ground.


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Condition / Notes: These engraved prints, measuring approximately 9.75" x 14.25", show minor closed tears and some light soiling/darkening at the margins. The hand-colored engravings show brightly. The printed caption "A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin" appears in the lower right corner of the "Place Royale," and "A Paris chez Basset rue St. Jacques a Ste Genevieve" under the title of the piece entitled "Maison de plaisance." Each print is preserved in a transparent plastic cover, with taping to edges of the reverse sides.
Lot 2041

$80

Title: History of the Eighty-Third, Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
Author: Amos M. Judson
Publisher: B. F. H. Lynn, Publisher
City: Erie, Pennsylvania
Year: 1865
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 139 pages plus 1 page of "summary"
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This regimental history contains 25 chapters, with final section of the field and staff of McLane's Erie Regiment and Eighty-Third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, together with muster rolls of the Eighty-Third Regiment.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the front cover. Blind-stamped ornamental designs appear on the front and rear cover. The book shows external wear, with light soiling to the covers, a closed tear at the foot of the spine and small stains and a single small tear to the front cover. The binding is firm. The endpapers are foxed. An annotation ink by a previous owner, dated October 6, 1896, appears in the upper right corner of the title page. Faint marginal water staining can be seen on pages of text. The text appears in double columns.
Lot 2042

$150

Details: This lot consists of the four original signed and numbered etchings, by David Itchkawich, shown in the corresponding images. The scenes these items depict scenes that seem to represent North African Colonies, pre-WWII. They Include:

"At the Customs Inspectors' Annual Outing" (55/100), frame measures approximately 13.75" x 12", with an image size of 7" x 5.25".

"Members of Special Group D" (51/100), frame measures approximately 13.25" x 11.25", with image size of 6.5" x 5".

"A Really Big One at the Jeu D'Orange Table" (39/100), (unframed) matting measures approximately 12.25" x 10.5", with image size of 6.5" x 4.75".

and "Dobson's Return to El Barhoums(?)" (34/75), frame measures approximately 11.5" x 11", with image size of 6" x 4.25".

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Condition / Notes: These exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. One frame lack a piece near bottom left corner.
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