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Lot 8160

$45
This lot includes the group of ornithological books by Frank Chapman shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include The Warblers of North America, Autobiography of a Bird-Lover, Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America, Color Key to North American Birds, Bird-Life, and What Bird Is That?. 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 8161

$80
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 8162

$200
Title: History of the Flag of the United States of America
Author: George Henry Preble
Publisher: A. Williams and Company
Printing Year: 1880

Condition/Details: Bound in royal blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of United States flag, with a tipped-in handwritten letter from the author dated 1880. The work is illustrated with several full-page color plates, protected by tissue paper guard sheets, as well as several black and white plates. The author George Henry Preble (25 February 1816 – 1 March 1885) was an American naval officer and writer, notable for his history of the flag of the United States and for taking the first photograph of the Fort McHenry flag that inspired The Star-Spangled Banner. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing and tearing to the cloth edges. The front board is separated from the text block along the internal hinge. The binding shows some play and is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9 3/4" and contains 815 pages.
 
Lot 8163

$20
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 8164

$10
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 8165

$25
This lot includes the group of three antique unique bound compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). Pieces included in these volumes include:
Book one:
- Letters on Men, Measures, and Politics by variety of authors, including Junius Redivivus - Dated 1795 by D. I. Eaton
- A Letter to the Right Hon. Henry Dundas by Howard - Dated 1795 by Daniel Isaac Eaton
- The Speech of the Right Hon. Charles James Fox by Charles James Fox - Dated 1792 by J. Johnson
- A Defence of the Political and Parliatmentary Conduct of The Right Honourable Edmund Burke - Dated 1794 by D. I. Eaton
- The Law of Nature; or, Catechism of French Citizens by C. F. Volney - Dated 1796 by D. I. Eaton
- The True Church-Man - Dated 1794 by Daniel Isaac Eaton
Book two:
- Caius Gracchus by James Knowles - Dated 1824 by E. M. Murden
- Alasco by Martin A. Shee - Dated 1824 by E. M. Murden
- Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice by Lord Byron - Dated 1821 by M. Carey and Sons
- Isabella, or The Fatal Marriage by Thomas Southern - Longman, Hurst
Book three:
- A Letter to the Rev. J. A. James by A. Bunn - Dated 1824 by Privately Printed
- John of Procida; or, The Bridals of Messina by James Sheridan Knowles - Dated 1860 by Edward Moxon
- The Bride, A Play by Alexander Bell - Dated 1847 by W. J. Cleaver
- The Patrician's Daughter by J. Westland Marston - Dated 1842 by C. Mitchell

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 8166

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed books on film, theatre and entertainment shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author/subject. Authors and subjects represented in this lot include: Jesse Hill Ford, Jeffrey Weinstock, Geoffrey Rush, Herman Weinberg, Kenneth Geist, Donald Spoto, Spero Pastos, Scott Eyman, Burns Mantle, Edward Fischer, Sharon Rich, Robert Lacey, Mona D. Sizer, Arthur McClure, Bugs Baer and Henry Major. 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 8167

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage lithographs and prints shown in the corresponding image(s). There are approximately 30 pieces in this lot. This material includes some pin-ups, nature, and religious themes. 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 8168

$20
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 8169

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

Title: Forest and Stream
Issue Dates: 1920's
Approximate Number of Issues: Four

Notes: These antique 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 8170

$45
This lot includes the group of three antique original ledgers shown in the corresponding image. These unique handwritten items include a record of the Trustees of School District Number 14 in the towns of Union and Maine, New York, from the 1860's through 1870's; a record of the annual meeting minutes from the Rose & Butler School District, from 1843-1901; and an 1870 account book, possibly of a blacksmith, E. Davis of Masonville, NY.

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 8171

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

- Baxter Colour Prints by H. G. Clarke - Dated 1920-1 by Maggs Bros. - Features color prints throughout. Eleven pieces bound in one, with front wrappers bound in rear of the volume.
- English Books with Coloured Plates, 1790 to 1860 by R. V. Tooley- Dated 1987 by B. T. Batsford Ltd. - In price-clipped dust jacket.
- The Pleasure of the Table, An Account of Gastronomy from Ancient Days to Present Times by George H. Ellwanger - Dated 1902 by Doubleday Page and Co.
- Help From Heaven by Seymour Adelman - Dated 1981 by Oak Knoll Books - Scroll, stored in plastic tube, author-signed at the end.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8172

$60
This auction lot includes the following pair of books signed by artist William Wegman:

- Cinderella by William Wegman - Dated 1993 by Hyperion - Artist-signed and inscribed, with original ink drawing of a dog. In like-new condition.
- Little Red Riding Hood by William Wegman - Dated 1993 by Hyperion - Artist-signed and inscribed, with original ink drawing of a dog. In like-new condition.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8173

$15
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 8174

$35
This lot includes the eight author-signed copies of Emeril Lagasse's There's a Chef in My Family! shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. 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 8175

$55
This lot includes the group of signed books relating to Jimmy Carter shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes the following volumes: The Hornet's Nest, Turning Point, The Blood of Abraham, Sharing Good Times, Always a Reckoning and The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture. Each of these volumes bears an original signature of former United States President Jimmy Carter. This lot also includes: Wait Jest a Cotton Pickin' Minute!, by Jimmy Townsend, which bears original signatures of Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter and Jimmy Townsend; Cousin Beedie and Cousin Hot by Hugh Carter, which bears an original inscription and signature of Hugh Carter, Jimmy Carter's first cousin; and America On Mind, which features an introduction by Jimmy Carter, is unsigned and remains in its original shrink wrapping. 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 8176

$140
This lot includes the group of antique The Living Arts Magazine volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes date between 1921 and 1922 by Lucien Vogel, Paris. They are unbound with signatures of French text, with many tipped-in color and black and white illustrations. Featured artists include Picasso, Poussin, and many others. Some pages are uncut. 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 8177

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Plank-On-Frame Models and Scale Masting & Rigging, Volume I by Harold A. Underhill - Dated 1958 by Brown, Son and Ferguson, Ltd. - has dust jacket
- Plank-On-Frame Models and Scale Masting & Rigging, Volume II by Harold A. Underhill - Dated 1960 by Brown, Son and Ferguson, Ltd. - has dust jacket
- Sail Training and Cadet Ships by Harold A. Underhill - Dated 1956 by Brown, Son and Ferguson, Ltd. - dust jacket has some tearing
- Sailing Ship Rigs and Rigging by Harold A. Underhill - Dated 1950 by Brown, Son and Ferguson, Ltd.

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 8178

$20
Title: A Field Guide to the Birds of Texas
Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1960 Author-Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in orange cloth with brown 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. 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 2‚000 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 304 pages.
 
Lot 8179

$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 8180

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on the birds of the Mid-West:

- The Birds of Minnesota by Thomas S. Roberts - Dated 1936 by The University of Minnesota Press - Two-volume set.
- Birds of Colorado by Alfred M. Bailey and Robert J. Niedrach - Dated 1965 by Denver Museum of Natural History - Two-volume set in dust jackets.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8181

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage Nancy Drew 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 8182

$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 8183

$50
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 8184

$50
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors include: Jennings C. Wise, Geraldine Farrar, Bertita Harding, Frank Buck, Cecil Brown, Judy LaMarsh, John Erskine, Frederick Griffin and James Eyre, Jr. 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 8185

$25
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Outdoor Life
Issue Dates: 1920-30s
Approximate Number of Issues: Five

Notes: These antique 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 8186

$20
Title: From Keel to Truck, A Marine Dictionary in English, French and German
Author: H. Paasch
Publisher: Ratinckx
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce marine dictionary, with translations in English, French and German. Each page contains three columns of text with each translation. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Paasch, with several other full-page engravings throughout the dictionary. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board and endpapers detached and the spine cover lacking. The binding shows play, with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2".
 
Lot 8187

$20
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 8188

$110
Title: War of the Classes
Author: Jack London
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1905 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of a collection of essays and speeches about socialism, written by acclaimed author Jack London, who joined the Socialist Labor Party in April 1896. Included in this volume are pieces titled "The Class Struggle", "The Tramp", "The Scab", "The Question of the Maximum", "A Review", "Wanted: A New Law of Development" and "How I Became A Socialist". The volume shows light external age/wear, with mild shelf wear and rubbing along the edges, primarily along the spine. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 278 pages with advertisements at the rear.
 
Lot 8189

$60
This lot includes the antique original spare automobile tire cover used during a New York State Fair shown in the corresponding image. This cover is in original, complete condition. The cover portrays a Campbell's Kid-style toddler with chickens and the 4H symbol. The Fair is dated September 2-9, and was held in Syracuse, NY. This piece was manufactured by The Kemper-Thomas Co. of heavy cardstock with elasticized fabric backing. The cover measures approximately 28" in diameter. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. This piece shows well, with some age/wear indications and light tearing and cracking to the cardstock.
 
Lot 8190

$20
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 8191

$15
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 8192

$10
This lot includes the 25 author-signed copies of The Good German by Joseph Kanon shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Joseph Kanon. This lot contains at least some first editions, and includes some remainder volumes. 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. Many of the books in this lot show remainder marks on either the top or bottom of the textblock.
 
Lot 8193

$35
This lot includes the 18 author-signed copies of At Risk by Patricia Cornwell shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Patricia Cornwell and is complete with a mylar-protected dust jacket. This lot includes at least some first editions. 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 8194

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

- Lazarus Ercker's Treatise On Ores and Assaying by Anneliese Grunhaldt Sisco and Cyril Stanley Smith - Dated 1951 by The University of Chicago Press
- Frederick Carder And His Steuben Glass 1903 - 1933 produced by Robert F. Rockwell - Dated 1968 by Robert F. Rockwell - signed by the producer
- The Romance of the Oriental Rug - Dated 1925 by Babayan's Limited - dust jacket has some tearing or chipping at edges
- Bosh and Bosche Reminiscences by Paul A. Savi and Eleanor Morse Savi - Dated 1919 by Broadway House
- The Home Cook Book - Dated 1876 by J. Fred. Waggoner - this volume has moisture indications on the boards
- The Carpets of Persia by Creassey Tattersall - Dated 1931 by Luzac & Company - there is some separation between the text block and the spine

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8195

$40
This lot includes the group of cameras and camera equipment shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a Kenko CF Auto Teleplus 3X Converter, a Nikon MF-21 Multi-Control Back (New in Box), two Canon AV-1 Bodies, a Pentax Spotmatic SP Body w/ Super Takumar Lens, three DeJur 52mm Close-Up Lens Filters w/ case, three Vivitar 52mm Lens Filters, and two Canon A Powerwinders. Included with this material are many original booklets and paperwork plus some miscellaneous camera lenses, cases, flash units, handle grips, and more.

Due to the high volume of material we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8196

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

- Annual Report of the New Jersey State Museum, With a Report of the Crustacea of New Jersey - Dated 1912 by MacCrellish & Quigley
- Annual Report of the New Jersey State Museum, With a Report of the Amphibians and Reptiles of New Jersey - Dated 1906 by MacCrellish & Quigley
- Annual Report of the New Jersey State Museum, With a Report of the Fresh and Salt Water Fish found in the Waters of New Jersey - Dated 1905 by MacCrellish & Quigley - title page has some tearing present
- Furred Animals of Australia by Ellis Troughton - Dated 1941 by Livingston Publishing Company - dust jacket has some tearing and wear to edges

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8197

$650
Title: Four Quartets
Author: T. S. Eliot
Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company
Printing Year: 1943 Stated First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing along the spine and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a scarce stated First American Edition of a collection of poetry by acclaimed writer T. S. Eliot. This first printing of the American edition is a scarce copy from a printing run of only 788 books. The copyright page states "first American edition." The dust jacket is not price-clipped, but the corners are cut on a diagonal.

Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American-born English poet, playwright, and literary critic, arguably the most important English-language poet of the 20th century. The poem that made his name, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock—started in 1910 and published in Chicago in 1915—is regarded as a masterpiece of the modernist movement. He followed this with what have become some of the best-known poems in the English language, including Gerontion (1920), The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1945). He is also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume shows very well, with minor external age/wear, showing only light shelf wear to the binding. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows light wear, with a small portion along the bottom of the spine lacking, measuring 1/4" up from the bottom edge, and light chipping and tearing along the top edge. The jacket shows some sunning. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The text block has a light moisture indication along the bottom edge. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 39 pages.
 
Lot 8198

$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.
 
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