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Lot 8001

$275
Title: French Pictures with Pencil and Pen
Author: Leo de Colange, LL.D.
Publisher: Estes and Lauriat
Printing Year: 1879

Condition/Details: Handsomely bound in green cloth with gorgeous bright gilt and black embossing, this antique volume is a scarce collection of engravings of "picturesque views of palaces, parks, chateaux, cathedrals and churches." Artists featured in this volume include Gustave Dore, Alphonse de Neuville, Giacomelli, Anastasi, Francais, Daubigny, Foulquier, Lancelot, Clerget, Thorigny and others. The work is profusely illustrated, featuring ten full-page steel engravings with tissue paper guard sheets and many in-text and full-page illustrations. The volume shows very well, with light external age/wear, including some rubbing along the extremities and other minor shelf wear. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages with brightly gilded edges. The book measures approximately 10" x 13" and contains 142 pages.
 
Lot 8002

$850
Title: The Elements and Practice of Naval Architecture; or, A Treatise on Ship-Building
Author: John Knowles
Publisher: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall
Printing Year: 1822
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: This antique set is a scarce work on naval architecture, with a volume of text and a large, elephant folio containing fold-out engravings. The text volume contains plates lettered A through P (lacking plate lettered J), some of which are folding, and the folio contains folding plates numbered I through XXXIX, with all plates present. This impressive set details ships and the intricacies of ship-building. The text volume has been professionally rebound in dark brown pebbled cloth with three-quarter leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing. The large folio has been professionally rebound in green cloth with one-quarter crimson leather. The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing to the leather and cloth bindings and moisture indications. The volumes are well bound with age-toned pages, showing occasional moisture indications. The text volume measures approximately 9" x 11", and the folio measures approximately 20" x 18 1/2".
 
Lot 8003

$225
Title: Two Years Before The Mast: A Personal Narrative Of Life At Sea
Author: Richard Henry Dana
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1840

Condition/Details: Rebound in black paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce first edition, second issue of this classic memoir written after the author's two-year sea voyage starting in 1834. This volume has the undotted "i" on the copyright page and broken type in the headline of page nine, indicating that it is a second issue printing. The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards detached and portions of the spine cover lacking. There is tape along the external hinges. The text block is bound, showing some play, with age-toned and foxed pages. The front free endpaper has faded pencil handwriting from the previous owner. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 6" and contains 483 pages.
 
Lot 8004

$25
Title: Modern Priscilla Cook Book, The New 1930 Subscription Edition
Author: uncredited
Publisher: The Priscilla Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1929

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with black lettering and design, this antique volume is a scarce copy of the 1930 subscription edition of the Modern Priscilla Cook Book. This classic cookbook contains recipes for over 1,000 dishes. The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards darkened and the cloth tearing along the edges. The boards were detached and have clear tape attaching them to the spine cover. The front fly leaf and title page are detached and show some moisture indications. Otherwise, the volume is well bound with age-toned pages, with occasional moisture indications. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 443 pages.
 
Lot 8005

$80
Title: Unbeaten Tracks in Japan
Author: Isabella L. Bird
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1880 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Condition/Details: Professionally rebound in gray paper with cream cloth spine backings, black spine labels and bright gilt lettering, this antique two-volume set is a scarce description of the author's travels through Japan, an early exploration of the island that had limited exposure to the outside world until the mid Nineteenth Century. The work is illustrated with full-page and in-text engravings and a fold-out map at the end of volume one. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4".
 
Lot 8006

$45
Title: Tropical Wild Life in British Guiana
Author: William Beebe, G. Inness Harley and Paul G. Howes
Publisher: The New York Zoological Society
Printing Year: 1917

Condition/Details: Bound in dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce zoological work on South American island British Guiana. According to the title page, this is volume one, though no additional volumes were ever published. The work contains illustrations and photographs throughout, including several color plates at the rear of the volume. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing and mild shelf wear. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages and top edge gilt. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 504 pages.
 
Lot 8007

$425
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: William H. Walker
Medium: Print of a Political Cartoon
Year: 1913
Dimensions: Measures 6 1/4" by 9 1/4"

Details/Condition: This piece features a unique print of a political cartoon from Life Publishing Company signed by the former President Woodrow Wilson. The cartoon by William H. Walker, titled "We don't want anything - We just want to grow up.", features a crowd of emaciated children surrounding President Wilson, with a sign in the back stating "CHILD LABORERS." The print was originally published in 1913. Accompanying this print are letters from Life magazine to the previous owner documenting the print, as well as a letter on the White House stationery dated July 31, 1916 documenting that the President signed the print. The work shows light external age/wear, with some light age toning and chipping to the top of the paper featuring the print and signature, not affecting the print or signature.
 
Lot 8008

$70
Title: The Loss of the S. S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons
Author: Lawrence Beesley
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1912 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early memoir by a survivor of the April 15, 1912 sinking of the famous passenger steamship, published just nine weeks after the disaster. The work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece photograph of the ship, photographic plates and two double-page plates showing diagrams of the vessel. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing to the cloth edges and a light moisture indication on the front board. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages.
 
Lot 8009

$40
Title: "Your Soldier Boy Samuel" Civil War Letters
Author: Lieut. Samuel Edmund Nichols
Publisher: Privately Printed
Printing Year: 1929 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in navy blue paper cloth with cream and red paper labels on the spine and front board, this small antique volume is a scarce limited edition collection of letters from the Civil War. This volume is numbered 350 of 400. The work is illustrated with two portraits of Lieut. Nichols. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some sunning to the spine and boards and other shelf wear. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with deckled edges. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 133 pages.
 
Lot 8010

$100
Title: The Jungle
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1906 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright embossed white lettering and pictorial design with a heavy industrial theme, this antique volume is a scarce early printing of this novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Upton Sinclair (September 20, 1878 November 25, 1968). Sinclair wrote this novel to highlight the plight of the working class and to remove from obscurity the corruption of the American meatpacking industry during the early-20th century. The novel depicts in harsh tones the poverty, absence of social programs, unpleasant living and working conditions, and hopelessness prevalent among the working class, which is contrasted with the deeply-rooted corruption on the part of those in power. Sinclair's observations of the state of turn-of-the-century labor were placed front and center for the American public to see, suggesting that something needed to be changed to get rid of American "wage slavery." The novel is also an important example of the "muckraking" tradition begun by journalists such as Jacob Riis.

The volume shows light external age/wear concentrated at the extremities, with rubbing to the text and design on the spine and some darkening to the white embossed design on the front board. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, with some darkening to the endpapers and the first page of text. The previous owner's name is faintly signed on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 413 pages.
 
Lot 8011

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

- From The Forecastle To The Cabin by Capt. Samuel Samuels - Dated 1926 by Charles E. Lauriat
- The Development of Navies by Captain S. Eardley Wilmot, R.N. - Dated 1892 by Charles Scribner's Sons - has a tear at the spine
- The Influence of Sea Power Upon History by Captain A. T. Mahan - Dated 1894 by Little, Brown, and Company
- Notes of Voyages and Incidents Connected Therewith In A Career Of Thirty Years At Sea by George Barrell - Dated 1890 by H. W. Rokker
- Sailing Days On The Penobscot by George S. Wasson and Lincoln Colcord - Dated 1932 by Marine Research Society

These books are from a large collection of antique and vintage nautical volumes. Some of these volumes may show more advanced indications of wear, including moisture indications, rubbing and tearing to the bindings, detached pages and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction or contact our gallery.
 
Lot 8012

$25
Title: Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Publisher: Principal Office of the Society
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume details naval architecture and engineering, as of the end of the Nineteenth Century. The work is profusely illustrated with fold-out plates, with at least 50 fold-out plates following the text and charts. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications, sunning to the spine and a sticker along the bottom of the spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The fold-outs show overall well, with occasional chipping and tearing to the edges and creases. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 11" and contains 164 pages of text, followed by the fold-out plates.
 
Lot 8013

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

- Les Nouvelles Epitres by uncredited - Dated 1946 - Collection of facsimiles of handwritten letters, unbound as issued in original box. Shows age/wear with some light tearing.
- A Maine Town in The Civil War by Vernal Hutchinson - Dated 1967 by The Bond Wheelwright Company - In original dust jacket.
- Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine by Balzac - Dated c1890 by William Mitchell & Company - With illustrations by Gustave Dore.
- The Elementary Spelling Book; Being an Improvement on the American Spelling Book by Noah Webster - Dated 1848 by Geo. F. Cooledge & Brother - Age and wear indications throughout, with tearing to the paper-covered boards and age-toned pages.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8014

$150
This auction lot includes the following group of titles illustrated by N.C. Wyeth or Maxfield Parrish:

- Legends of Charlemagne by Thomas Bulfinch - no date provided by uncredited publisher - Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. Dust jacket shows wear and is torn at top of spine.
- The Arabian Nights edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin & Nora A. Smith - Dated 1941 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish.
- The Odyssey of Homer translated by George Herbert Palmer - Dated 1929 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth in decorative slipcase.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8015

$100
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image(s). There are approximately 70 pieces in this lot. Some themes represented in this lot include: Theodore Roosevelt, Christmas, children, and trade card advertisements. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8016

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on the birds of Europe and Russia:

- Birds of the Soviet Union Edited by G. P. Dement' ev and N.A. Gladkov - Dated 1967 by Israel Program for Scientific Translations - Volumes one, four and six.
- The Birds of Scotland by Evelyn V. Baxter and Leonora Jeffrey Rintoul - Dated 1953 by Oliver and Boyd - Two-volume set in dust jackets.
- Uccelli da Gabbia e Voliera Di Tutto Il Mondo by Pedro Cristina - Dated 1969 by Editore Ulrico Hoepli Milano

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8017

$35
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Hunting and Fishing
Issue Dates: 1920s
Approximate Number of Issues: Six

Notes: These antique hunting and fishing magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, clear tape along the spines and other wear indications.
 
Lot 8018

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world. There are no book club editions or otherwise unmarketable books, and this collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear with most hard cover books in the original dust jackets.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of this auction, and during our other auctions this spring. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 8019

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

- A Portrait Of George Moore: In A Study Of His Work by John Freeman - Dated 1922 by T. Werner Laurie, Ltd. - in dust jacket
- In Memory of William Cullen Bryant - Dated 1878 by Stedman, Stoddard, etc. - with antique photograph, original wrappers carefully stored in homemade paper dust jacket
- Meditations of an Autograph Collector by Adrian H. Joline - Dated 1902 by Harper & Brothers
- D. H. Lawrence: An American Interpretation by Herbert J. Seligmann - Dated 1924 by Thomas Seltzer - some tearing at edge of wrappers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8020

$15
This lot includes the group of antique Stevenson & Conrad titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include The Merry Men, A Christmas Sermon, Joseph Conrad: A Sketch (two), Joseph Conrad on The Art of Writing, and a small compilation of Conrad's short stories. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8021

$200
Title: L'Amerique Divisee Par Grands Etats
Printing Year: 1762
Dimensions: Framed, 22 1/2 inches x 18 1/2 inches

Condition/Details: This original antique framed map portrays North and South America, with French text and color hand-tinting along the borders. The title at the bottom right corner states "L'Amerique Divisee Par Grands Etats, Par le Sr. Javier Geographe a Paris, Chez Lattre Graveur rue St. Jacques, pres la Fontaine Saint Severin, a la Ville de Bordeaux, Avec Privilege du Roy, 1762." The map shows well with some light age/wear including mild toning to the paper. The map was professionally framed in a wooden frame.
 
Lot 8022

$150
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: M. B. Brady
Medium: Original Engraving
Year: 1865
Dimensions: Frame measures 13 3/4" by 17 1/2"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an engraving of former President Abraham Lincoln from a photograph by M. B. Brady, with the border designed by W. Momberger. This piece was engraved and published by J. C. Buttre of New York City posthumously, with a note that he was assassinated April 14th, 1865. This piece is framed in a gilded frame. The work shows light external age/wear, with some age toning to the paper.
 
Lot 8023

$30
This lot includes the group of fish and game ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes various pamphlets on hunting laws, including both New York State and Federal laws, and an antique hunting record of game and fur-bearing animals. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8024

$120
Title: Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy
Author: Navy Department
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1866

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with three quarter black leather, raised spine bands and gilt lettering, this antique volume provides ordnances from the United States Navy, with three parts - Part 1: Preparation of Vessels of War for Battle, Part 2: The Equipment and Maneuver of Boats and Exercise of Boat Howitzers, and Part 3: Ordnance and Ordnance Stores. This volume is illustrated with several full-page plates depicting various parts of ships. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the leather along the edges of the boards and spine and sunning to the cloth. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages, showing some moisture indications. The book measures approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 8025

$30
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Featured among these volumes are a book on outdoor sports for boys, a book of songs, a book of silhouettes, a volume on Native Americans and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some of the books show advanced wear, with detached or separating pages and boards, and other wear.
 
Lot 8026

$35
This lot includes the group of children's alphabet books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books vary in size and topic, and show very well. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8027

$50
Title: Catalogue of Racine Automatic Engines and Boilers, Marine and Stationary. Steam Launches, Yacht Fittings
Publisher: Thomas Kane & Company
Printing Year: 1892

Condition/Details: Bound in green paper wrapper, this oblong antique catalog features a variety of nautical equipment from Thomas Kane & Company of Chicago, Illinois. The work is illustrated throughout showing the equipment and boats available for order, with detailed descriptions for each. The volume shows very mild external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 71/2" and contains 32 pages.
 
Lot 8028

$30
Title: A Field Guide to the Birds, Giving Field Marks of all Species Found East of the Rockies
Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1947 Author-Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with maroon lettering and image of a bird, this vintage volume is a scarce author-signed book from the acclaimed ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson. This volume is signed on the title page. Included with this book are papers from the previous owner, including daily field check lists from bird-watching, news articles, handwritten lists of birds, a sticker from the National Audubon Society and more. The work includes color plates and black and white illustrations throughout.

Roger Tory Peterson (August 28, 1908 July 28, 1996), was an American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement. Peterson's first work on birds was an article "Notes from field and study" in the magazine Bird-lore, where he recorded anecdotally two sight records from 1925, a Carolina Wren and a Titmouse.
In 1934 he published his seminal Guide to the Birds, the first modern field guide, which sold out its first printing of 2000 copies in one week, and subsequently went through 6 editions. He co-wrote Wild America with James Fisher, and edited or wrote many of the volumes in the Peterson Field Guide series, on topics ranging from rocks and minerals to beetles to reptiles. He developed the Peterson Identification System, and is known for the clarity of both his illustrations of field guides and his delineation of relevant field marks. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with sunning along the spine and tearing to the cloth along the extremities. The front board is split from the text block along the internal gutter. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 290 pages.
 
Lot 8029

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's titles:

- Sally Goes to the Circus Alone by Louise Eppenstein - Dated 1953 by Platt & Monk
- Topsy Turvy and the Easter Bunny by Bernice G. Anderson - Dated 1930 by Rand McNally - Shows wear along the extremities and spine, and some internal crayon markings.
- Topsy Turvy's Pigtails by Bernice G. Anderson - Dated 1938 by Rand McNally - Shows wear along the extremities and spine, and some internal crayon markings.
- Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman - Dated 1928 by Platt & Munk

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8030

$35
This lot includes the pair of antique, original stock certificates shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes two stock certificates for the Ithaca and Owego Rail Road Company, including an 1836 stock certificate, and an 1839 receipt of payment for a stock certificate from Bank of the State of New York for the Ithaca and Owego Rail Road.

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. 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 8031

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on United States Naval history:

- Our War-ships by William Cusack-Smith - Dated 1886 by Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. - Ex-library volume with gilt embossing to spine.
- The United States Navy: A Handbook by Henry Williams - Dated 1911 by Henry Holt & Company
- Admirals of the Caribbean by Francis Russell Hart - Dated 1922 by Houghton Mifflin Company
- Catalogue of Historic Objects at the United States Naval Academy by uncredited author - Dated 1925 by Herman F. Kraft - Volume shows advanced wear.
- United States Navy Waterline Models and How to Build Them by John Philips Cranwell & Samuel A. Smiley - Dated 1947 by W.W. Norton & Company - Stated first edition.

These books are from a large collection of antique and vintage nautical volumes. Some of these volumes may show more advanced indications of wear, including moisture indications, rubbing and tearing to the bindings, detached pages and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction or contact our gallery.
 
Lot 8032

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of review copies (also known as galleys or advanced reading copies) shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot may also include non-review volumes that came with a letter from the publisher. This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world. There are no book club editions or otherwise unmarketable books, and this collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear with most hard cover books in the original dust jackets.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of this auction, and during our other auctions this spring. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 8033

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of antique magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). The magazines include issues of National Republic, Outing, Munsey, Harper's Magazine, Everybody's Magazine, The Buick Bulletin, Boy's Life, The Youth's Companion, and more. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8034

$60
Title: The Life of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette
Author: Ebenr. Mack
Publisher: Mack, Andrus & Woodruff
Printing Year: 1841 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with black spine label and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce biography of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette. According to the title page, Lafayette was "a marquis of France; a general in the American and French Revolution; the compatriot and friend of Washington; the champion of American independence, and of the rights and liberties of mankind." The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and occasional engravings. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the leather and some leather torn along the edges. The boards are splitting along the external hinges. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 371 pages.

This volume is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world.
 
Lot 8035

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's titles:

- The Two Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling - Dated c1895 by Garden City Publishing
- The Blue-Bird for Children, The Wonderful Adventures of Tyltyl and Mytyl in Search of Happiness by Georgette Leblanc- Dated 1914 by Silver Burdett & Company
- The Book of Baby Mine by Melcena Burns Denny - Dated 1915 by Baby Mine Company - Baby book in leather wrapper. Limited handwriting throughout.
- Sitka The Snow Baby by Allen Chaffee - Dated 1923 by Milton Bradley Company
- A Hole Is To Dig by Ruth Krauss - Dated 1952 First Edition by Harper & Brothers - With illustrations by Maurice Sendak.
- Also included with this group is a children's book in Russian, printed in Moscow in 1959. This volume appears to be an alphabet book, and has many gorgeous color illustrations and laid-in fold-out tables of the alphabet.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8036

$90
Title: Deutschland Erwacht, Werden, Kampf und Sieg der NSDAP
Publisher: Cigaretten Bilderdienst
Printing Year: 1933

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume was a Third Reich propaganda piece published by the cigarette company Cigaretten Bilderdienst in German. The work contains nearly all of the black and white and color pasted-in illustrations, with the exception of a few that have been torn out of the book. The photographs portray the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler and the people of Germany in a variety of settings. Also featured is a fold-out photographic panorama at the end of the book. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and sunning to the boards and spine. The text block is well bound with age-toned pages, and the illustrations that are present show very well. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/4" and contains 150 pages.
 
Lot 8037

$110
This lot includes the group of three portfolios of special Christmas prints from The Bookman magazine shown in the corresponding image(s). Among these three portfolios are two collections of illustrations by Kay Nielsen, including the 1913 collection featuring illustrations from In Powder and Crinoline and an undated collection featuring illustrations from Hansel and Gretel and other stories by the Brothers Grimm. Also included is the 1924 collection, featuring illustrations by E. J. Detmold from The Arabian Nights. These portfolios are gorgeous collections with several tipped-in color plates in each. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8039

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world. There are no book club editions or otherwise unmarketable books, and this collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear with most hard cover books in the original dust jackets.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of this auction, and during our other auctions this spring. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 8040

$110
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Jimmy Carter shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of former United States President Jimmy Carter. This lot includes six copies of We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land, and one copy each of A Remarkable Mother, The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, Sharing Good Time and The Hornet's Nest. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
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