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Lot 8277

$10
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 8278

$20
This lot includes the group of original antique and vintage automotive advertisements shown in the corresponding image. This material features advertisements of a variety of car manufacturers, including Aero Willys, Fiat, Franklin, Graham, Jeep, Jupiter, the Hupmobile, Kaiser-Frazer, Triumph, Jaguar, Studebaker, De Soto and more. Many of these advertisements show gorgeous colors and were carefully excised from magazines.

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 8279

$20
This lot includes the group of reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Several of these books cover domestic sciences, including the first edition of the Better Homes and Gardens Garden Book in a binder format, a privately bound recipe book, and a book on Ideal Womanhood and Motherhood, How Attained. Also featured in this lot is a book on reading palms and a book on public speaking. 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 8280

$40
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, Cuckoos, Shore Birds, Hummingbirds, Pelicans and more. These volumes include bulletin numbers 117, 121, 130, 133, 135, 142, 146, 155, 162, 167, 172, 176, 196 and 203. 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 8281

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 8282

$55
Title: The Voyage of the "Challenger", The Atlantic
Author: Sir C. Wyville Thomson
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Printing Year: 1877
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled paper with three quarter leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce early history of the Challenger expedition of 187276, a scientific exercise that made many discoveries to lay the foundation of oceanography. The expedition was named after the mother vessel, HMS Challenger. The author of this two-volume set was Sir Charles Wyville Thomson (5 March 1830 10 March 1882), a Scottish zoologist and chief scientist on the Challenger expedition. (historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and engravings, with many fold-out maps throughout. The volumes show external age/wear, with the front board of volume two detached, rubbing along the extremities and tearing to the leather edges. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages, with marbled edges. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9".
 
Lot 8283

$120
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by best-selling authors shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective best-selling author. Authors represented in this lot include: James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Walter Mosley, John Grisham, Robert B. Parker, Lawrence Block, Sue Grafton and Gay Talese. 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 8284

$40
This lot includes the nine author-signed copies of Gore Vidal's Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Gore Vidal. 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 8285

$10
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 8286

$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 8287

$120
Title: A History and Description of Modern Wines
Author: Cyrus Redding
Publisher: Whittaker, Treacher, & Arnot
Printing Year: 1833 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in dark green paper with leaf design and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early English work on wine by the British journalist and wine writer Cyrus Redding. The work is illustrated with decorative woodcut vignettes at the beginning of each chapter. The volume shows external age/wear, with separation along the external hinges of the spine and boards and some tearing to the paper, concentrated on the spine cover. The volume shows play, with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 9" and contains 407 pages.
 
Lot 8288

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of author-signed ornithology titles:

- Philippine Birds by John Eleuthere du Pont - Dated 1971 by The Delaware Museum of Natural History - Author-inscribed and signed on title page.
- Pleasant River by Dale Rex Coman - Dated 1966 by W. W. Norton & Company - Author-inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper. Dust jacket clipped on the bottom front corner.
- Adventures in Birding by Jean Piatt - Dated 1973 by Alfred A. Knopf - Author-inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8289

$150
This shelf lot includes the group of near mint-condition graphic novels and comic 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 8290

$600
Title: The Able McLaughlins
Author: Margaret Wilson
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1923 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce first edition early Pulitzer Prize winner in the original mylar-covered dust jacket. This volume meets the identification points for a first edition, including the front of the dust jacket stating "Winner of the Harper Prize Novel Contest," of which it was the first winner prior to it being published. The back of the dust jacket has advertisements for four "New Novels" - Lummox, The Red-Blood, The Loving Are the Daring and One of the Guilty. The back dust jacket flap has an advertisement for The Invisible Gods by Edith Franklin Wyatt, and a Book-Sellers' Reorder Coupon that can be clipped from the bottom corner. (identification points courtesy of pprize.com)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities, scattered foxing to the edge of the text block and the gilt title lettering faded. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages and spine very slightly cocked. The previous owner's name and address appears on the front free endpaper, and a gift card is adhered opposite of the title page, which has resulted in a corresponding stain. The dust jacket has had archival preservation performed by a professional paper conservationist and there is slight chipping to the head and base of the dust jacket, as well as slight loss to the head and base of the jacket flap folds.
 
Lot 8291

$10
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 8292

$20
Title: Modern Ships of War
Author: Sir Edward J. Reed, Edward Simpson and J.D. Jerrold Kelley
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing and pictorial design in red and black, this antique volume provides detail on ships in the latter part Nineteenth Century. This volume is inscribed and signed by J.D. Jerrold Kelley, author of the supplementary chapters and notes, dated 1889, on both the front free endpaper and the rear free endpaper (the inscription on the rear endpaper is upside down, likely written in error). The work is illustrated with many full-page and in-text plates depicting ships and various parts of the ships. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities and tearing of the cloth along the edges of the spine and boards, with a small portion of the bottom of the spine cover lacking. The spine shows some moisture indications. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9" and contains 282 pages.
 
Lot 8293

$35
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Patricia Cornwell shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Patricia Cornwell. This lot includes one copy of All That Remains, one copy of The Last Precinct, five copies of Book of the Dead and two copies of Point of Origin. 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 8294

$1700
Title: Rudyard Kipling's Verse
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Printing Year: 1919 Author-Signed Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in vellum with bright gilt embossing on the boards and spine and in navy blue, stiff paper dust jackets with gilt embossing, this antique, limited edition set is a collection of works by acclaimed author Rudyard Kipling known as the "Inclusive Edition," with the author's signature on the limitation page of each volume. This set is numbered 90 of the small printing run of 100 copies. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some warping to the boards. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with deckled edges and gilded top edges. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 8 1/2".
 
Lot 8295

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

- A Deep Water Voyage by Paul Eve Stevenson - Dated 1900 by J. B. Lippincott Company
- The Last Cruise of the Saginaw by George H. Read - Dated 1912 by Houghton Mifflin Company
- The Cruise of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear by uncredited - Dated 1899 by Government Printing Office
- Snowland Folk by Robert E. Peary - Dated 1904 by Frederick A. Stokes - some separation of the pages from the spine
- Around The World With The Fleet 1907-1909, A Pictorial Log of the Cruise by uncredited - Dated 1929 by United States Naval Institute

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 8296

$25
Title: Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Publisher: Principal Office of the Society
Printing Year: 1896

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 over 50 plates following the text, many of which fold-out. The volume shows some external age/wear, with moisture indications, sunning and rubbing to the cloth edges. The cloth at the top of the spine cover is tearing, and there are holes to the cloth along the front external hinge. The text block is solidly bound with 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 183 pages of text, followed by the fold-out plates.
 
Lot 8297

$55
Title: Afbeeldingen der voornaamste Historien, soo van het Oude als Nieuwe Testament
Publisher: Nicolaus Visscher
Printing Year: c1700

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards with crimson leather spine, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated version of the Bible, with passages translated in Dutch, French, English, German and Latin. The work is profusely illustrated with one full-page engraving and 275 gorgeous, in-text engravings, on every recto. This work is in three sections, each with a title page, including a first and second part of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the paper on the boards. The top two inches of the spine cover are lacking and the bottom of the spine cover is torn. The text block is well bound with age-toned pages. This volume is lacking pages 116 and 117 in the second part of the Old Testament. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 13". Every other page is numbered, and each section is numbered separately. The first part contains 85 pages, the second 119 pages and the third 71 pages.
 
Lot 8298

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage cookbooks shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include Grand Union Cookbook, The Butterick Cookbook, and Ryzon Baking Book.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 8299

$10
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 8300

$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 8301

$200
This auction lot includes the following group of antique juvenile series titles in dust jackets:

- The Hardy Boys: What Happened at Midnight by Franklin W. Dixon - Dated 1931 by Grosset & Dunlap - The spine is cocked.
- Nancy Drew Mystery Stories: The Clue in the Jewel Box by Carolyn Keene - Dated 1943 by Groseet & Dunlap
- Nancy Drew Mystery Stories: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene - Dated 1930 by Grosset & Dunlap

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. The dust jackets in this lot show some wear, with tearing and creasing.
 
Lot 8302

$35
This lot includes the group of signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author or subject. Authors and subjects represented in this lot include: Karola Geiger, Cyril J. Smith, Dell Richards, Perry Rathbone and Jerald C. Walker, among others. This lot also includes eight signed, limited edition works from the Indian Tribal Series. 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 8303

$25
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 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 8304

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage United States Naval Institute Proceedings periodicals shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes span the 1940s through the mid-1960s. 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. 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 wrappers, detached pages, cocked spines 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 8305

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Scott Turow shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Scott Turow. Titles include: The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, Presumed Innocent and The Laws of Our Fathers. 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 8306

$60
Title: The Sea, Its History and Romance
Author: Frank Bowen
Publisher: B. F. Stevens & Brown
Printing Year: c1925
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Bound in royal blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is complete work collection of Frank Bowen's history of the sea. The work is illustrated with color frontispiece plates and many full-page plates throughout, several of which are in color. The volumes show some external age/wear, with moisture indications, rubbing to the cloth and sunning to the spines. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 9" x 11".
 
Lot 8307

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique decorative titles on English nautical history:

- Torpedoes and Torpedo-Vessels by Lieut. G.E. Armstrong - Dated 1896 by George Bell and Sons - Illustrated.
- English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century by James Anthony Froude - Dated 1895 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- Life Aboard a British Privateer in the Time of Queen Anne by Captain Woodes Rogers - Dated 1889 by Chapman and Hall, Limited - Illustrated.
- Privateers and Privateering by Commander E.P. Statham - Dated 1910 by James Pott & Company
- History of the Liverpool Privateers by Gomer Williams - Dated 1897 by William Heinemann

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 8308

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of ornithological titles by David Bannerman:

- Birds of Cyprus by David A. Bannerman and W. Mary Bannerman - Dated 1958 by Oliver and Boyd
- Birds of the Atlantic Islands by David A. Bannerman and W. Mary Bannerman - Dated 1966 by Oliver and Boyd - Volumes one through three.
- The Birds of West and Equatorial Africa by David Armitage Bannerman - Dated 1953 by Oliver and Boyd - Two-volume set.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8309

$15
This lot includes the group of Romanian books shown in the corresponding image(s). These small books are from the late Nineteenth/early Twentieth Centuries and include several books in wrappers. Please see the corresponding images of the title pages for more information. 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 8310

$10
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 8311

$40
This lot features the following group of vintage magazine issues:

Title: Popular Science
Issue Dates: 1940s
Approximate Number of Issues: 30

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with vintage-styled color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.
 
Lot 8312

$140
This lot includes the group of Ancient Civilizations books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics included are: Asia Minor, the Roman Empire, and Greek and Roman Antiquity. The hardcover volumes include their original dust jackets, which may show some wear or tearing at the edges. The book Coins from Karanis has 'Coins' handwritten on the spine. 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 8313

$10
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 8314

$25
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume is accompanied by a letter, or bears a stamp, which indicates that it was purchased from the estate of Grand Ole Opry member and country music legend Skeeter Davis. Some volumes bear inscriptions from friends, while others are simply marked "Skeeter." 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 8315

$30
This lot features the following group of vintage magazine issues:

Title: Field & Stream
Issue Dates: 1950s
Approximate Number of Issues: 60

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 8316

$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.
 
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