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Lot 8041

$140
This shelf lot includes the group of near mint-condition Graphic Novels shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 8042

$1000
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Rollin Kirby
Medium: Original Charcoal and Pencil
Year: 1938
Dimensions: Measures 18" by 14 1/2"

Details/Condition: This piece features an original charcoal and pencil drawing by acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Rollin Kirby, hand-signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This piece has a handwritten title at the top, "Via Dolorosa," and features a Nazi soldier following a Jew down a desolate road. The soldier is holding papers with "political rights", "Jewish property rights", "human rights" and "religious rights" written on them. This piece is dated 4-29-38 in the outside bottom margin.

Rollin Kirby (September 4, 1875, Galva, Illinois – May 8, 1952, New York, New York) was an American political cartoonist. Kirby worked as a cartoonist at the New York Mail, New York World and the New York Post. He was the first cartoonist awarded the Pulitzer Prize, which he won for the cartoons "On the Road to Moscow" (1921), "News from the Outside World" (1924), and "Tammanny" (1928). (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows very well, with some light age and wear indications. The piece shows strong lines and handsome shading.
 
Lot 8043

$40
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 8044

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of antique & vintage literary titles:

- Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen - Dated 1938 by Random House - Stated first edition.
- The Adventures of Tom Bombadil by J.R.R. Tolkien - Dated 1963 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Stated first American edition, illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Pictorial dust jacket shows light wear.
- The Twenty-One Balloons written and illustrated by William Pene du Bois - Dated 1947 by The Viking Press - Pictorial dust jacket shows light wear and tearing.
- Los Agvinaldos del Infante/The Child's Gifts by Tomas Blanco - Dated 1976 by The Westminster Press (Philadelphia) - Well preserved volume with wax paper jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8045

$25
Title: A Dictionary of the English Language; Compiled for the Use of Common Schools in the United States
Author: Noah Webster
Publisher: John and David West
Printing Year: 1807 First Edition

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce first edition of Noah Webster's consolidated dictionary for use in schools. This small dictionary is a shortened and revised version of Webster's first Compendious Dictionary, which was published the previous year. The text in this volume is in two columns. The volume shows external age/wear. The front board is lacking and the rear board is nearly detached from the spine. The leather remains on the spine, with the crimson spine label and faded gilt lettering. The text block is well bound and contains age-toned and foxed pages. The front fly leaf contains antique ink writing of the previous owner's name and location (Binghamton, Broome County, New York). The fly leaf and title page are torn and lacking the bottom outside corners. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/4" and contains 306 pages.
 
Lot 8046

$35
This lot includes the group of ornithological books shown in the corresponding image(s). These bulletins are part of the United States National Museum bulletins and were published by the Government Printing Office. Most of the works were written by Arthur Cleveland Bent. The books in this lot provide histories of the life of various types of birds, including Thrushes, Warblers, Larks, Wrens, Crows, Jays, Woodpeckers, Hummingbirds, Birds of Prey and more. These volumes include bulletin numbers 50, 170, 174, 176, 179, 196, 197, 195, 191, 203, 211 and 237. 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 8047

$15
This lot includes the group of framed artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. This lot includes six varied media original art pieces and prints. This group includes an antique photograph of a family portrait, a cover from a Saturday Evening Post cover, and prints of "Old Ironsides," London and Gettysburg College. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8048

$30
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 8049

$70
This lot features the following group of vintage magazine issues:

Title: Field & Stream
Issue Dates: 1940's
Approximate Number of Issues: 20

Notes: These vintage 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, and other wear indications.
 
Lot 8050

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and His Reign by Steven Runciman - Dated 1929 by Cambridge at the University Press
- Greek and Roman Coins by G. F. Hill - Dated 1899 by The Macmillan Company
- The Story of Cairo by Stanley Lane-Poole - Dated 1918 by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
- A Smaller History of Rome by William Smith - Dated 1872 by Harper & Brothers - some tearing on the spine and board edges

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8051

$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 8052

$30
This lot includes the group of Bobsey Twins books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 8053

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique estate titles:

- William Shakespeare's Complete Works, Dramatic and Poetic by William Shakespeare - Dated 1878 by P.F. Collier
- Beaumarchais and His Times by Louis De Lomenie - Dated 1857 by Harper & Brothers
- Poems of Robert Browning by Robert Browning - Dated 1923 by Oxford University Press - Lacking front fly leaf.
- Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson - Dated 1889 by Macmillan and Co.
- The Boy Tar; or, A Voyage in the Dark by Captain Mayne Reid - Dated 1840 by Ticknor and Fields - Some moisture indications.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8054

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are in excellent condition, many in the original dust jackets, and include works by noted illustrators and authors. 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 8055

$150
This auction lot includes the following group of titles signed by Gerald Ford:

- Michigan: Champions of the West by Bruce Madej - Dated 1997 by Sports Publishing - This volume bears original signatures of Gerald Ford, Dan Dierdorf, Brendan Morrison and Red Berenson on the front flyleaves.
- President John F. Kennedy: Assassination Report by Warren Commission - Dated 2004 by The FlatSigned Press - This limited-edition volume bears an original signature of Gerald Ford on the limitation page.
- The Warren Report: Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Warren Commission - Undated by The Associated Press - This volume features a loosely laid-in bookplate that bears an original signature of Gerald Ford.
- A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford by Gerald Ford - Dated 1979 by Harper and Row - This stated first edition features a bookplate on the half-title page that bears an original signature of Gerald Ford.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8056

$55
This lot includes the group of seven ornithology books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes discuss specific types of birds, including the California Condor, the Warbler, diving birds, Blackbirds, Woodpeckers, Pheasants and Parrots. 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 8057

$25
This lot includes the group of aviation-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a 1930 Fortune Magazine with articles on Lindbergh and Corning Glass of New York, sheet music for "Lindbergh (The Eagle of the USA)", real photographs of airplanes, original aviation advertisements and more.

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 8058

$80
Title: All About Ships and The Way To Make Models of Them
Author: Captain Charles Chapman
Publisher: Charles Wilson
Printing Year: c1870

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in brown pebbled cloth with bright gilt embossed lettering and pictorial design, this antique volume is a detailed work on ships. According to the title page, this volume describes "how to get a ship and go to sea, the life and duties of a sailor, from a cabin boy to a captain" The volume is profusely illustrated with full-page plates depicting ships and various parts of ships, with three fold-out illustrations. A second volume is bound in for a dictionary of sea terms, dated 1869.

The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board and first pages through the title page detached. The boards and spine show rubbing and moisture indications, with a small portion of the bottom of the spine cover lacking. The volume contains lightly age-toned pages with brightly gilded page edges, showing occasional moisture indications. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 398 pages in the first part and 68 pages in the dictionary.
 
Lot 8059

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter by Commander R. Semmes, C.S.N. - Dated 1864 by Carleton
- From Libau To Tsushima by Eugene S. Politovsky - Dated 1908 by E. P. Dutton and Company - ex-library volume with stamps on spine, spine boards show sunning
- With Perry In Japan: The Diary of Edward Yorke McCauley edited by Allan B. Cole - Dated 1942 by Princeton University Press
- An American Cruiser in the East by John D. Ford - Dated 1898 by A. S. Barnes and Company

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 8060

$55
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 8061

$25
This lot includes the group of decoratively bound literary classics shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include ten volumes from the Fine Editions Press and seven volumes from Avenel Books. 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 8062

$60
Title: "Miss Traumerei" A Weimar Idyl
Author: Albert Morris Bagby
Publisher: Lamson, Wolffe, and Company
Printing Year: 1896 First Edition

Condition/Details: Handsomely bound in dark green paper with bright gilt embossed lettering and musical notes, this antique volume is a unique copy of Albert Morris Bagby's work, with a personal inscription from the author on the front free endpaper and a copy of the author's obituary from 1941 loose within the volume. The inscription reads "To my dear old friend Mrs. Leukrah(sp.) to whom the incidents recorded in this book are so familiar. Albert Morris Bagby, New York, Aug. 20, '97." Handwritten notes indicate that Mrs. Leukrah was the basis for a character in the book, "Mrs. Trebor." The notes outline other character references from the book. Also included with this volume is a calling card from Max Bruch, tipped-in to the opposite side of the front free endpaper, with antique handwriting. Bruch was a German Romantic composer and conductor who wrote over 200 works, including three violin concertos, one of which is a staple of the violin repertoire. Tipped-in to the rear endpaper are two handwritten pieces of music with a signature that is believed to by Joseph Joachim, the Hungarian violinist, conductor, composer and teacher.

This very unique volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and the front board splitting along the internal gutter. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 292 pages.
 
Lot 8063

$110
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a variety of pamphlets, trade cards, vintage maps, photographs and much more. 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 8064

$50
This lot includes the unique German Jesuit writing, with accompanying ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This volume, bound in crimson leather with decorative gilt embossing, is a one of a kind handwritten collection of scientific lectures, with the title Wissenschaftliche Vortraege on the front board. The work appears to be a compilation of two writings bound together in one volume, possibly a transcription from school or as an exercise of faith. There are what appear to be some editing markings and notes in the columns. Also bound into this volume is a fold-out chart shown in one of the corresponding photographs. Included with this handwritten volume is a leather box that was found with the book within an estate. This box contains handwritten correspondence, a Citizenship certificate dated 1898 for Otto Dibelka (German), and photographs.

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 8065

$70
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes programs, a Playgirl calendar featuring Jayne Mansfield, stamps, and postcards. Some modern pieces are included. 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 8066

$25
This lot includes the group of books on the birds of South America shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include a three-volume set on the birds of Panama, and guides to the birds of Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia and Guyana. 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 8067

$120
This shelf lot includes the group of homo-erotic books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 8068

$35
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 8069

$40
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage sheet music with decorative front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): Ireland, Tipperary, Christmas, and love. There are approximately 75 individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edgewear.
 
Lot 8070

$375
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Oqwa Pi (Abel Sanchez)
Medium: Original Signed Watercolor
Year: c1925
Dimensions: Measures 11 1/4" by 14"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a watercolor signed by the acclaimed artist Oqwa Pi (Abel Sanchez), a Pueblo Native American from San Ildefonso, New Mexico. This piece has a handwritten title of "Blue Bird Dance" on the back side, with brief written information about the artist. The painting portrays two Native American dancers, with outfits featuring brilliant greens, gold, crimson, ivory and black hues. The piece is signed in pencil by the artist on the bottom right corner. The work shows light external age/wear, with light age-toning to the paper and light tearing along the edges, with the top right corner lacking. There is some light creasing to the paper.
 
Lot 8071

$30
This lot includes the group of decorative books by Arthur Ransome shown in the corresponding image(s). These uniformly bound volumes were published by Jonathan Cape. Arthur Michell Ransome (18 January 1884 – 3 June 1967) was an English author and journalist, best known for writing the Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. These tell of school-holiday adventures of children, mostly in the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads. Many of the books involve sailing; other common subjects include fishing and camping. The books remain so popular that they provide a basis of a tourist industry around Windermere and Coniston Water – the two lakes that Ransome used as the basis for his fictional North Country lake. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8072

$50
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 8073

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Ironclads In Action: A Sketch of Naval Warfare, Volume I by H. W. Wilson - Dated 1896 by Little, Brown and Company - has some moisture indications
- Ironclads In Action: A Sketch of Naval Warfare, Volume II by H. W. Wilson - Dated 1896 by Little, Brown and Company
- The History of the Navy During the Rebellion, Volume I by Charles B. Boynton - Dated 1870 by D. Appleton and Company
- The History of the Navy During the Rebellion, Volume II by Charles B. Boynton - Dated 1869 by D. Appleton and Company

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.
 
Lot 8074

$15
This shelf lot includes the large group of cookbooks shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 8075

$110
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes bear original signatures of former United States Presidents and First Ladies. This lot includes two volumes that bear original signatures of Jimmy Carter, two volumes that bear original signatures of Gerald Ford and one volume that bears an original signature of Nancy Reagan. This lot also includes a copy of Richard Nixon's The Real War, which includes a hand-written and signed letter from Pat Nixon. 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 8076

$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 8077

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes antique school books, children's books, and small Bibles. 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. Many of the books in this lot show advanced wear, with the value of several of the children's books coming from the handsome color plates within the text.
 
Lot 8078

$30
Title: Homes Without Hands
Author: Rev. J. G. Wood
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1866

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossed design on the front board and lettering on the spine, this antique volume provides a description of "the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction." The work contains many in-text and full-page engravings. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities and the spine cover torn along the bottom and top edges. The boards are cracked along the internal gutters. The text block binding shows play, and contains age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 651 pages.
 
Lot 8079

$200
Title: Another Mexico
Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: The Viking Press
Printing Year: 1939

Condition/Details: Bound in rust-colored cloth with gilt embossing and in the original, scarce dust jacket, this vintage volume is a first American edition English author Graham Greene's work, published as The Lawless Roads in England. This work is a travel account by Greene, based on his 1938 trip to Mexico, to see the effects of the government's campaign of forced anti-Catholic secularization and how the inhabitants had reacted to the brutal anticlerical purges of President Plutarco Elías Calles. A Catholic and conservative man, Greene traveled to Mexico to find the remnants of Catholicism. His journey takes him from the northern border towns, through the cosmopolitan capital, and then into the states of Puebla and Chiapas. The voyage produced this factual account and the novel The Power and the Glory. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume is in the very scarce original dust jacket, which is in a protective mylar cover. The work is illustrated with photographs from Greene's journey, and endpapers featuring maps of Mexico. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and boards. The delicate dust jacket shows wear, with tearing along the edges and spine, and several chips along the edges, with the bottom 1" of the spine lacking. The volume is well bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 279 pages.
 
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