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Lot 7001

$100

Title: Rip Van Winkle
Author: Washington Irving - Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," both of which appear in his book "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." in 1819. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life, and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. As America's first genuine internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession, and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement.
Publisher: Doubleday Page & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1916
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/36 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10"
Book Details: "Cheaper Issue, with 25 Illustrations in Colour and many new Illustrations in the Text, October 1916."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to front cover showing title character. "Illustrated by Arthur Rackham" is also gilt-stamped on front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkened spine and light soiling to covers. Fraying and minor loss of material visible at head of spine, with two small dents immediately underneath. Binding is cracked at half title page. Previous owner's name written in ink on pictorial front endpaper. Light foxing can be seen on endpapers and on page margins. Remarkably well-preserved color plates with captioned tissue guards are clean and fresh. All called-for plates are present.
 
Lot 7002

$1300

Title: Marca hispanica, sive Limes hispanicus, hoc est, Geographica & historica descriptio Cataloniae, Ruscinonis, & circumjacentium populorum.
Author: Pierre de Marca - Pierre de Marca was a French bishop and historian, born at Gan in Béarn of a family distinguished in the magistracy.

His family was known among judicial circles in the 16th century, and maintained the Roman Catholic faith after the official introduction of the Reformed religion into Navarre. After having studied law at the University of Toulouse he practiced successfully at Pau. But he was ambitious, and turned to a larger sphere.

He ardently called for the armed intervention of King Louis XIII in Béarn, and on this occasion published his first writing, Discours d'un Béarnais, très fidèle sujet du roi, sur l'Édit du retablissement de la religion catholique dans tout le Béarn (1618). After an easy military campaign of 1620, the possessions which had been taken by the Protestants were given back to the Roman Catholic Church; this task was performed, under his supervision, with judgment and moderation.

During the siege of La Rochelle he performed a mission which brought him in touch with Richelieu, who shortly afterwards nominated him intendant de justice in Béarn (1631), and in 1639 summoned him to Paris with the title of counsellor of state. The following year, the question of the intervention of kings in the election of bishops having been raised in a pamphlet by Charles Hersent (Optatus Gallus de cavendo schismate, 1640), Marca defended what were then called the liberties of the Gallican Church, in his celebrated treatise De concordia sacerdotii et imperii seu de libertatibus ecclesiae gallicanae (Paris, 1641). He was soon rewarded for this service.

During this time, and until 1651, he was governor of the province of Catalonia, then occupied by the French. After the Treaty of the Pyrenees, he was sent to direct the conference which had been formed to fix the limits of Roussillon, which had just been ceded to France (1660).

Marca now allied himself to the fortunes of Mazarin, and remained faithful to him even during the Fronde. As a recompense, he was nominated archbishop of Toulouse (May 28, 1652), but had to wait for the bulls of investiture until March 23, 1654.

It was difficult for him to please both pope and king. In the struggle against the Jansenists, he used all the influence he had with the clergy to secure the passage of the apostolic constitution of March 31, 1653 (Relation de ce qui s'est fait depuis 1653 dans les assemblées des évêques au sujet des cinq propositions, 1657); but in the rebellion raised by Cardinal de Retz, archbishop of Paris, against the king, he took the part of the king against the pope. Michel Le Tellier having ordered him to refute a thesis of the college of Clermont on the infallibility of the pope, Marca wrote a treatise which was most Gallican in its ideas, but refused to publish it for fear of drawing down the indignation of Rome. These tactics were successful, and when Retz, weary of a struggle without definite results, resigned the archbishopric, Marca became his successor (February 26, 1662). He did not derive much profit from this new favor, as he died in Paris on the 29th of June following, without his nomination having been sanctioned by the pope.

When very young he showed an interest in the history of his native land, and in 1617, at the age of twenty-three, he had set to work looking through archives, copying charters, and corresponding with the principal men of learning of his time, the brothers Dupuy, André Duchesne and Jean Besly, whom he visited in Poitou. His Histoire de Béarn was published at Paris in 1640. It was not so well received as his De concordia, but is more appreciated by posterity. If Marca's criticism is too often undecided, both in the ancient epochs, where he supports the text by a certain amount of guesswork and in certain points where he touches on religion, yet he always gives the text correctly. A number of chapters end with an interesting collection of charters. It is to be regretted that this incomplete work does not go beyond 1300.

During his long stay in Catalonia he made preparations for a geographical and historical description. of this province, which was bound to France by so many political and literary associations. Etienne Baluze, who became his secretary in 1656, helped him with the work and finished it, adding clever appendices and publishing the whole in 1688 under the title "Marca hispanica."

Marcas' biography was written in Latin by two of his intimate friends, Baluze, his secretary (Epistola ad Samuelem Sorbierium, de vita, gestis et scriptis Petri de Marca, Paris, 1663), and his cousin, Paul de Faget, at the beginning of a collection of Marca's theological pamphlets, first published by Paul de Faget in 1668. This publication contained four treatises on the Eucharist, the sacrifice of the Mass, the erection of the patriarchate of Constantinople (in Latin), and the sacrament of the Eucharist (in French). It was supposed to contain heretical propositions and caused a good deal of scandal, inciting Baluze against Faget, both of whom abused the other, to defend the memory of the prelate.

Publisher: Franciscus Muguet
City: Paris
Year: 1688
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 14 unnumbered preliminary pages/1489 pages plus 30 pages of index
Width: 10.5" Height: 15"
Book Details: This is a rare first edition of this seminal historical work on Catalonia. It should be noted that this copy once belonged to the library of Spanish historian and politician Antonio Canovas del Castillo.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Stamped gilt emblem with letters "IHS" appears on front cover. Book shows significant external wear, with cracking and chipping to spine and edges. Volume is solidly bound, with marbled endpapers and edges. Antique bookplate from the library of Canovas del Castillo can be seen on front pastedown. Presentation page bears handwritten name "Annam Josephum Augustum de Rulhieres," signature and stamp at lower margin. Pages show age toning, with varying degrees of marginal foxing and occasional water markings along edges. Stain can be seen in upper left corner of first preliminary pages. Illustrated with vignettes. Intact fold-out map is remarkably well preserved.
 
Lot 7003

$225

Details: This lot includes the antique stacking barrister bookcase shown in the corresponding images. This handsome piece of furniture is made of finished oak, with the original hardware still present. It has three glass-paneled sections with hinged doors. An original sticker of manufacture is present at the rear of two of the shelves. One reads Globe-Wernicke, size D –10 1/4 , Grade 299, the other reads Macey, 911, Finish 2. This piece stands on a two-legged base, and measures approximately 53" tall, 34" wide, and 12" deep at the widest point. This item is available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, New York. This piece of estate furniture is one of several we will be offering at today’s auction. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This item generally shows well, with some age/wear such as some scuffing and/or scraping to the wood finish.
 
Lot 7004

$120

Title: Historia de Cataluna y de la Corona de Aragon, escrita para darla a conocer al pueblo, recordandole los grandes hechos de sus ascendientes en virtud, patriotismo y armas, y para difundir entre todas las clases el amor al pais y la memoria de sus glorias pasadas, por Victor Balaguer, cronista de Barcelona
Author: Victor Balaguer
Publisher: Libreria de Salvador Manero
City: Barcelona
Year: 1860
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique set bound in full leather with gilt lettering and decorative design to spines. Volumes show external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to covers and chipping/cracking to spines. Minor loss of material at ends of spines. Books are solidly bound, with marbled endpapers. Pages show varying degrees of foxing, particularly noticeable on plates and adjacent pages. Illustrated with numerous steel plates.
 
Lot 7005

$375

Title: Self-Portrait
Artist: Edgar Degas
Medium: Engraving
Features: Original
Width: 8.25" Height: 12.0"
Condition / Notes: Engraving shows no tears, chipping or markings.
 
Lot 7006

$100

Title: Marilyn Monroe Nude
Artist: Earl Moran
Medium: Print
Features: Framed
Width: 33.0" Height: 39.5"
Condition / Notes: Professionally matted and framed print shows no tears or markings. Ornate wooden frame is also well preserved.
 
Lot 7007

$55

Title: The Graphic: An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper. Volume 43
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: E. J. Mansfield
City: London
Year: 1891
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/744 plus 24 pages of The Graphic Summer Number and 16 pages of The Daily Graphic Holiday Number
Width: 12.75" Height: 16.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce antique compilation of the British magazine The Graphic, with issues running from Jan. 3 to June 27, 1891.
Condition / Notes:  Antique folio volume is bound in three-quarter leather. Book has detached boards that show significant wear. Spine with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering also shows substantial wear, with minor loss of material. Blank preliminary page and frontispiece show tears and chipping to edges. Title page and pages of index show small tears at top and bottom edges. Remaining pages are well preserved, and display no markings. This compilation has two accordion-style fold-outs, numerous bright color full- and double-page illustrations, color story illustrations and many b&w illustrations throughout. Each number also contains an illustrated advertisement section.
 
Lot 7008

$50

Title: All about Mother Goose
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Cupples & Leon Company
City: New York
Year: 1916
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 48 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 5.5"
Book Details: A title in "The All About Series," with illustrations by Johnny Gruelle (1880 - 1938), an American artist, children's book author and illustrator (and even songwriter). He is known as the creator of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gray paper-covered boards with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Bright color pastedown showing title character and goose can be seen on front cover. Book shows light external wear, with cracking at head of spine. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with in-text drawings and bright color plates.
 
Lot 7009

$100

Title: Iliff's Imperial Atlas of the World: Geographical, Historical, Political, Astronomical, Statistical, Educational, Agricultural, Commercial and Descriptive. Compiled from the Latest Sources, Showing the Entire Railroad System in Detail, Post Routes, Historical and Geographical Description of Each State and Territory and of Every Country of the World, with Correct, Plain and Beautiful Maps, Showing All Railroad Stations, Post Offices, etc., etc. etc. Also a Complete Indexed List of Towns and Counties, with Their Population, according to the 1890 Official Census
Author: John Iliff
Publisher: John W. Iliff & Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 356 pages
Width: 11.75" Height: 14.75"
Book Details: This is the 1890 Census Edition. Includes many multi-page maps which are printed on single sheets and tipped-in.
Condition / Notes: Filled with many color maps, interior shows some toning and occasional marks. A run of approximately 10 index pages have a horizontal tear without loss. Front endpaper is lacking, both hinges are weak. Outside shows significant age/wear, concentrated at the extremities.
 
Lot 7010

$150

Details: This lot includes the rare antique document on vellum shown in the corresponding images. This appears to be a papal bull issued by Clement XIII (1693-1769, in office from 1758) in relation to a matter related to pensions. Attached to the document by cords of hemp is a metal seal, with one side depicting two human figures on either side of a cross (with the letters S.P. repeated twice above the cross) and the other bearing the inscription "Clemens Papa XIII." Text is presumably in Latin, with large ornamental drawings in margin above text. A number of signatures and annotations can be seen in space below text. Reverse side presents the following sentence in Spanish "1a. Bulla, en que se expresan y confirman las pensiones." A number of other annotations are present. Document measures approximately 30" x 22.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This ornate document has been folded and shows light soiling to panels of reverse (presumably outer) side of document. Each corner shows two pin holes. No tears or chipping are visible.
 
Lot 7011

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of original drawings in pen by Barber B. Conable shown in the corresponding image(s). These works are all signed by Congressman and World Bank President Conable and appear on stationery with White House and House of Representatives letterheads (one with that of the Committee on the Budget and the other with that of the Committee on Ways and Means). These are dated 2/28/1979 (on blank paper measuring approximately 6" x 8"), 3/13/1979 (on lined notebook paper measuring 8" x 10.25") and the one on White House Stationery from May 3, 1982 (blank paper, 5" x 8"). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

The following article by Yanek Mieczkowski, dated Dec. 9, 2003 appears in History News Network and sheds some light on the story of these works:

"I first met Barber Conable in 1994, as he enjoyed retirement in his hometown of Alexander, New York, a village southwest of Rochester. I was a graduate student researching a dissertation on Gerald Ford's presidency, and since Conable had been Ford's close friend in Congress and during Ford's years in the White House, I knew that he could provide valuable insights. Conable invited me to his home, which turned out to be a veritable museum of American history.

His study contained a priceless collection of Iroquois masks and tomahawks. I noticed framed, meticulous pencil sketches on some walls, and he explained that they were just doodles that he had made while a congressman.

Just doodles? They looked beautiful, and they had been enough to impress Ronald Reagan. The president had heard about the congressman's drawings, and asked to have some. Conable sent a few samples to the White House. In return, the president sent a page of his own sketches, on White House stationery, to the congressman. 'Barber,' the president wrote. 'These are just doodles. Yours are art.'"

Condition / Notes: All drawings are in very good condition, with no tears, chipping or holes. Very light stain appears in upper right-hand side of drawing bearing letterhead of Committee on the Budget.
 
Lot 7012

$80

Title: Unknown
Artist:
Medium: Etching
Features: Original
Width: 41.0" Height: 31.25"
Condition / Notes: Original etching numbered and signed by artist, matted, in frame, lacks glass. Frame shows wear.
 
Lot 7013

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique nautical literature & history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Twenty Years at Sea or Laves from My Old Long-Books" by Frederic Stanhope Hill (Houghton Mifflin, 1893) and "Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days: From Forecastle to Quarter-Deck" by Captain John D. Whidden (Little, Brown, 1908). 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.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7014

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage ladies' and home-related magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are publications such as "Better Homes and Gardens," "Today's Woman," "Practical Home Economics," "Woman's Day," and "Cosmopolitan," among others. There are 25 magazines in this lot, which are primarily from the 1930s to the 1950s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These magazines generally show well, many having color front and rear covers. Some show age/wear indications such as chipping along spine and some edge wear.
 
Lot 7015

$175

Title: The Bench and Bar of Texas
Author: James D. Lynch - John Daniel Lynch was a lawyer, author, poet, born in Mecklenburg County, Va., January 6, 1836, received his education at the University of North Carolina, raised a company of cavalry under General Polk, and sustained severe wounds in a fight at Lafayette, Ga. He practiced law for some time at West Point, Miss., but abandoned the legal profession for literary pursuits. He published 'The Bench and Bar of Mississippi,' 'The Bench and Bar of Texas,' and 'The Industrial History of Texas,' besides numerous minor works. He also wrote poems of unusual merit, the best known being 'The Clock of Destiny,' 'The Star of Texas,' 'The Siege of the Alamo,' and 'Columbia Saluting the Nations,' the last-named production being an ode which was adopted as the national salutation of the Columbian Exposition."
Publisher: Nixon-Jones Printing Co.
City: Saint Louis
Year: 1885
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 610 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Presents history of jurisprudence and legal institutions from the period of the Mexican State of Coahuila and Texas (from 1824-1835) to the time of the Republic and State. Includes 77 biographic sketches of eminent Texas judges and lawyers.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with bright gilt lettering to front cover. Book lacks spine cover and shows wear along edges and minor loss at corners. Hinges are cracked. Text block is intact. Pages show light markings to margins, with moisture markings visible at edges of tissue-guarded plates offering portraits of eminent jurists.
 
Lot 7016

$200

Title: Make Fast
Artist: Arthur Briscoe
Medium: Engraving
Features: Signed In Plate
Width: 12.0" Height: 17.75"
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved original engraving on laid paper with watermark of grape cluster at center of crowned shield. Shows small tear at top margin and archival work along left-hand edge.
 
Lot 7017

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of New York state ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes memorabilia relating to the Great Lakes Exposition in 1937, railroad an boat excursion broadsides, and a product guide from the Buffalo Forge Company, among other items. Also included is a vintage photo of Charles Rand Penney. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

This lot comes from the collection of Charles Rand Penney of Lockport, New York, considered one of the great American collectors of the Twentieth Century. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1923, Penney acquired his BA from Yale University in 1965, a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1951, and in 1995 he was honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the State University of New York for his life-long support for the arts. Dr. Penney received many other awards for his continuing contributions in this field.

Dr. Penney began collecting art by Western New Yorkers in the mid-30's, eventually collecting more than 100,000 objects that he kept and researched in his own home. Dr. Penney loaned his artwork extensively throughout Western New York and the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, he donated his collection of Western New York art to the Burchfield Art Center at Buffalo State College. As a result, the center was renamed the Burchfield-Penney Art Center to memorialize his generous and landmark donation.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7018

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): France, New Jersey, Dixieland, and the silver screen, among others. Also included is "As Time Goes By," from the motion picture Casablanca, which features photographs of Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid on the cover. There are approximately 65 individual music pieces in this lot, many of which have beautiful color front covers.

Condition / Notes: The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some may be detached, and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 7019

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Visconti Hours by Millard Meiss, Edith W. Kirsch - Dated 1972 by George Braziller - Shows some soiling to slipace, binding is tight, and pages are clean.
- Some Stirring Relics of Historical Times by Daniel Crohn - Dated 1938 by Daniel Crohn - Contains facsimiles of historical documents signed by historical figures such as Napoleon and Marie Antoinette. The exterior of this folio shows advanced age/wear. There is a book plate on the inside front cover.
- Report Improvements and Town Planning Committee to the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council Assembled on the Preliminary Draft Proposals for Post-War Reconstruction in the City of London by uncredited author - Dated 1944 by B. T. Batsford Ltd. - This volume contains many fold-out maps of the proposed reconstruction plans. The front endpapers have a newspaper clipping and business card taped to them.
- Paris by Vizzavona, uncredited author Edited by Vizzavona - Dated Unknown by Unknown - This volume is profusely illustrated with photographs of Paris, including scenes of Palais de Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, and Rue Castiglione, among many others.
- English Homes: Period II - Vol. I, Early Tudor, 1485 - 1558 by H. Avray Tipping - Dated 1924 by The Offices of Country Life Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - This large volume shows some external wear such as sunning along spine.
 
Lot 7020

$175

Details: This lot includes the original engraved map shown in the corresponding image. This 17th-century map shows the French city of Le Mans and surrounding area and has been hand outlined in color. This map measures approximately 22.5" x 18.75". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Margins of this map show light soiling and one closed tear on left-hand side. Map itself is quite well preserved, with fine detail and bright colors.
 
Lot 7021

$40

Title: Labeaume Window '57
Artist: Reginald Pollack
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Features: Signed In Plate
Width: 29.5" Height: 20.5"
Condition / Notes: Original oil painting is in wooden frame with gilt metallic strips to front borders. Frame shows light wear.
 
Lot 7022

$110

Details: This lot includes the group of seven antique maps shown in the corresponding image. This material dates to the 1830's and 1840's. These maps of North and Central America show great detail within color outlining. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7023

$60

Details: This lot includes the antique catalogue shown in the corresponding image. This booklet published by The Thew Automatic Shovel Company in Lorain Ohio is catalogue no. 5, listing "steam shovels, excavators and dredges for mines, smelters, blast furnaces, ore docks, brick yards and cement works, railroads and contractors." This volume is in original wrappers, contains 36 pages and measures approximately 9.25" x 6.25". Illustrated with full page photographs of shovels. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved booklet in original wrappers that show very light shelfwear. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 7024

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a souvenir book of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, with beautiful chromolithographs throughout, antique almanacs, and two Black Americana publications, one for Denison's Blackface Plays, and the other for Happy-Go-Lucky Minstrels, among other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7025

$130

Title: Euvres de Louize Labe, lionnoise, surnomme la Belle Cordiere
Author: Louise Labe
Publisher: L'imprimerie de Michel
City: Brest, France
Year: 1815
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvi/218 pages plus 4 pages of index
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details: A rare edition, limited to 140 copies.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine displays gilt lettering, ruling and decorative designs. Book shows external wear, with cracking along rear edge of spine. Binding is sound. Volume has marbled endpapers and pages that show occasional light foxing.
 
Lot 7026

$45

Details: This lot features the following group of antique New York City and international newspaper issues dating from .the first half of the 19th century. Included in this group are issues of The Herald, The New-York Statesman, New York Times and Commercial Intelligencer, New York Spectator, The New York Mirror, The New Yorkers, The Morning Herald, New York American, The Weekly Museum, The New York Journal of Commerce, New York Express, The National Advocate for the Country. There are is also an issue of The Morning Chronicle printed in London (1837) and the Bermuda Gazette (1823). There are a total of 22 issues.
Condition / Notes: Most of the newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, small tears, foxing, etc.
 
Lot 7027

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of stereoview cards shown in the corresponding image(s). These stereoviews include photographs which depict Japan, Europe, nature, artwork, architecture, and children, among others. There are approximately 175 pieces included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7028

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of stereoview cards shown in the corresponding image(s). These stereoviews have photographs which depict architecture, nature, children, and military themes, among others. There are approximately 150 pieces included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7029

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). This group covers the topics of art, music, and antiques, and includes publications such as "The Connoisseur," "Antiques," "The Etude," and "The Fine Arts," among others. There are 24 magazines in this lot, which are primarily from the early 1900s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These magazines generally show well, with some having beautiful color front covers. Some volumes may show age/wear such as chipping and/or loss along the spine.
 
Lot 7030

$30

Details: This lot includes the vintage Time magazine issues shown in the corresponding image. These issues date from January 4 to June 7, 1937 spread out over two Permo Lifetime binders (No. 100). Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These magazines are well preserved, with intact covers and bright (color) illustrations. Binders show mild external wear.
 
Lot 7031

$200

Title: An Impartial History of the War in America; from Its First Commencement, to the Present Time; together with the Charters of the Several Colonies, and other Authentic Information. Likewise, the Rise, Progress, and Political Springs of the War Now Carrying on between Great-Britain, and the United Powers of France, Spain, Holland, and America; with a Particular Account of the Several Engagements both by Sea and Land
Author: James Murray
Publisher: T. Robson
City: London
Year: 1782
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 576 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: His title was altered slightly for the American edition, changing "Great Britain and Her Colonies" to "Great Britain and the United States." Evans describes the portraits as "rudely engraved" with "no resemblance to other portraits of the men they are intended to represent." The engraver, John Norman, was an Englishman who arrived in the United States just before the Revolution.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in full-leather with gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing and slight darkening visible on rear cover. Volume has new endpapers, with armorial bookplate on front endpaper. Title page has check mark to upper margin. Lightly age-toned pages show scattered foxing. Taping is visible to upper inside corners of ages 296 and 297. Volume is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Admiral Keppel.
 
Lot 7032

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are works by Charles Dickens, Thomas De Quincey, and Horace, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7033

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the issues of the German-language periodical "Deutsch-Amerika" shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 25 magazines in this group, from the years 1916 and 1917 (last issue dated April 7, one day after the United States declared war on Germany). This illustrated weekly was published by the Illinois Staats-Zeitung in Chicago. Issues present in this lot deal primarily with subject matter relating to the war in Europe and also include advertising. Magazines are well preserved and measure approximately 10" x 13". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7034

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of art items:

- Montmartre by Charles Mondin - Original colored print is matted and framed. Frame shows light wear.
- Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe by Charles Mondin - Original watercolor painting is matted and framed. Frame shows light wear.
 
Lot 7035

$90

Title: Anecdotes, Poetry and Incidents of the War: North and South, 1860-1865
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Frank Moore
Publisher: Printed for the Subscribers
City: New York
Year: 1866
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 560 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Hinges are beginning to crack. Interior is clean and bright, with occasional light foxing to pages and heavier foxing to tissue-guarded plates.
 
Lot 7036

$55

Title: Monumens de la litterature romane, publies sous les auspices de l'Academie des Jeux Floraux, avec l'appui du Conseil Municipal de la Ville de Toulouse, et du Conseil du Departement de la Haute-Garonne
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Adolphe Gatien-Arnoult - Adolphe Gatien-Arnoult was French parlamentarian, philosopher and scholar.
Publisher: Typographie de J.-B. Paya, Editeur
City: Toulouse
Year: 1841-1843
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: Publisher's name for the third volume is "Librairie de J.-B. Paya, Editeur."
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition of the four-part collection of "Las flors del gay saber estier dichas Las leys d'amors/Les fleurs du gai savoir, autrement dites lois d'amour. Translated by d'Aguilar and d'Escouloubre, reviewed and completed by editor Gatien-Arnoult. This bilingual edition (Occitan with facing French translation).contains Gatien-Arnoult's "Rapport fait a l'Academie des Jeux Floraux." Second volume also contains "Monumens de la litterature romane depuis le quatorzieme siecle" (295 pages) plus lists of laureates by year and in alphabetical order. as well as two-page errata.

Antique set is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spines show raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Volumes show external wear, with tearing/cracking along edges of spines. Books are tightly bound, decorated with marbled endpapers and gilt top edges. First volume shows light foxing throughout. Second volume shows foxing to initial pages, otherwise pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 7037

$30

Title: Peterson's 1857 Magazine
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: C. J. Peterson
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1857
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 444 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Book has detached front board and shows significant external wear, with spine displaying heavy chipping and loss of material. Binding shows taping at front and elsewhere. Pages show light scattered foxing, which is heavier at margins of plates and, together with offsetting, may affect adjacent pages. Illustrated with (hand-colored) fashion plates, patterns, engravings, and drawings.
 
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