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Lot 8317

$375
Title: Profiles In Courage
Author: John F. Kennedy
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
Printing Year: 1964

Condition/Details: Bound in dark navy cloth with red spine label and bright gilt embossing, this vintage volume is a unique "Memorial Edition" of former President John F. Kennedy's classic biographical work, signed by his mother Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and brother Ted Kennedy. The two family members signed the half title page following the foreword by Robert Kennedy and the preface from the original publication, and directly proceeding the text. This volume is in the original dust jacket, which is in a protective mylar cover. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities some moisture indications along the top edge, not affecting the pages. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The front flap of the dust jacket has been trimmed and price-clipped, and the jacket shows chipping and creasing along the edges. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 287 pages.
 
Lot 8318

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of estate 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 8319

$25
This lot includes the group of vintage cooking ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes cookbooks and pamphlets from Campbell's, Crisco, and Hamilton Beach. 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 8320

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of United States Navy history titles:

- Battleships of the U.S. Navy by George Von L. Meyer - Dated 1912 by E. Muller, Jr. - Shows moisture indications and blue staining along the bottom outside corners of the text block. Wrappers are splitting along the spine.
- Our Navy and Defenders by uncredited author - Dated 1926 by J. M. Colasanti - Color and black and white plates throughout. Various navy and nautical related ephemera inside of boards from previous owner.
- American Line by uncredited author - Dated 1898 by International Navigation Company - Extensive handwritten notes on front endpaper. Several pages detached.
- Our Navy - It's Growth and Achievements by Lieut. J. D. Jerrold Kelley - Dated 1897 by The American Publishing Company - Oblong volume, showing advanced moisture indications throughout. This volume shows value for its color plates, several of which show damage from moisture.

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 8321

$20
Title: John D. Rockefeller, The Heroic Age of American Enterprise
Author: Allan Nevins
Publisher: Charles Scribner's
Printing Year: 1940 Author-Signed
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon blind-stamped cloth with gilt embossing, this vintage set is a biography of American oil magnate John D. Rockefeller. This set is signed on the half title page by the author.

John Davison Rockefeller I (July 8, 1839 May 23, 1937) revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy. In 1870, he founded the Standard Oil Company and aggressively ran it until he officially retired in 1897. Standard Oil began as an Ohio partnership formed by John D. Rockefeller, his brother William Rockefeller, Henry Flagler, Jabez Bostwick, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner, Stephen V. Harkness. As kerosene and gasoline grew in importance, Rockefeller's wealth soared, and he became the world's richest man and first American worth more than a billion dollars. Adjusting for inflation, he is often regarded as the richest person in history. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and photographs throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4".
 
Lot 8322

$110
Title: The Sea-Wolf
Author: Jack London
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1904

Condition/Details: Bound in handsome blue cloth with white, orange and navy pictorial design and lettering, this antique volume is a first edition, second issue of Jack London's classic adventure tale, The Sea-Wolf. This work was originally published in an eleven part serialization in Century magazine. This volume contains six illustrations by W. J. Aylward, all present in this book, including the frontispiece. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities. The boards are cracked along the internal gutters. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8" and contains 366 pages, with additional pages of the publisher's advertisements at the rear.
 
Lot 8323

$90
This lot includes the group of antique bookends and door stop shown in the corresponding image(s). These items bear the following motifs: eagles, ships/nautical, baby shoes, & an English mail cart. There are nine pieces included in this lot. 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 including some oxidation.
 
Lot 8324

$15
This lot includes the group of signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature original signatures of their respective author and/or subject. Authors and subjects represented in this lot include: Fred Hirschman, Fred A. Stindt, Guy L. Dunscomb and Richard Rashke. This lot also includes Fighter Aces, which features a loosely laid-in card that bears an original signature of Colonel David "Tex" Hill of the 23rd Fighter Group. 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 8325

$35
Title: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: The Penguin Press
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce, author-signed first printing of the first edition of the author's fourth book. The title page bears an original signature of author Michael Pollan. The volume is complete with mylar-protected dust jacket. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 450 pages.
 
Lot 8326

$15
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 8327

$25
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 8328

$25
This lot includes the pair of authentic antique maps shown in the corresponding image. These maps include a map of New York State from Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas, printed in 1863 by Johnson and Ward, and a map of Philadelphia from J.H. Colton & Co. printed in 1855. The Johnson's map comes with a certificate of authenticity from Art Source International of Boulder, CO. Both of these maps are colorful and show very well, with light age-toning to the paper. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 8329

$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 8330

$25
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 8331

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of books on New York State 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 8332

$40
Title: An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 2000

Condition/Details: Bound in gray paper-covered boards, this volume is complete with dust jacket and bears an original signature of former First Lady, and current Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton's signature appears on the second flyleaf in bold, black ink. The volume shows mild external age/wear with edgewear to the dust jacket, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 311 pages.
 
Lot 8333

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

- Ocean Life in the Old Sailing-Ship Days by Captain John D. Whidden - Dated 1910 by Little, Brown, and Company
- Sailing Barges by Frank G. G. Carr - Dated 1931 by Hodder & Stoughton
- The Rigging of Ships in the Days of the Spritsail Topmast 1600-1720 by R. C. Anderson - Dated 1927 by Marine Research Society - dust jacket is included but is not intact
- American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot - Dated 1902 by Dodd, Mead & Company
- Merchant Ships 1949-50 by E. C. Talbot-Booth - Dated 1949-50 by Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. - dust jacket shows exposure to moisture, with chipping and small holes

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 8334

$90
Title: Captain Canot; or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver
Author: Brantz Mayer
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1854 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in dark brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a first edition of this nautical work detailing the life of the slaver Captain Canot, taken from his journals, memoranda and conversations and edited by Brantz Mayer. The work is illustrated with many full-page engravings, many portraying Africans and the nautical voyages. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities and other shelf wear, and a small white marking on the rear board. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 448 pages.
 
Lot 8335

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

- Charles Dickens, Rare Print Collection Edited by Seymour Eaton - Dated 1900 by Anno Domini - Limited edition, Connoisseur Edition, numbered 325, 10 parts in case. The case and contents show wear, with the boards separating and pages chipping.
- The Golden Age of Engraving by uncredited - Dated 1887 by Frederick Keppel & Co. - In paper wrappers, rear wrapper is detached. Signed "Compliments of the Author" on the front wrapper.
- The Modern Disciples of Rembrandt, A Sketch of Contemporary Etchings by uncredited - Dated 1888 by Frederick Keppel & Co. - Signed "Compliments of the Author" on the front wrapper.
- Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang - Dated 1893 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- Mr. Secretary Pepys with Extracts From His Diary by Allan Grant - Dated 1867 by Wynkoop & Sherwood - Several pages detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8336

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique & vintage estate books:

- The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini translated by John Addington Symonds - Dated 1948 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. - Illustrated by Salvador Dali.
- Rires et Chansons by F. Darcieux - Dated 1934 by Librairie Fernand Nathan - In wrappers.
- A Flight of Butterflies by uncredited author - Dated 1979 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Accordion bound in slipcase.
- The Edge of the Woods by Hildegarde Lasell Watson - Dated 1979 by James S. Watson - Well preserved volume.
- The Lino Cut in Elementary, Secondary, Art and Technical Schools by uncredited author - Dated 1930 by Heintze & Blanckertz (Berlin)
- The Spirit of America: Currier & Ives Prints by uncredited author - Dated 1930 by The Studio Ltd. - Original wax paper jacket shows heavy wear, is lacking bottom half of back cover.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8337

$25
This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books feature gilt embossed lettering and fancy designs. 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 8338

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage Jane's Fighting Ships books shown in the corresponding image(s). Three volumes of this antique nautical catalog are included in this lot, from 1942, 1944 and 1946-47. 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. These oblong volumes 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 boards, lacking spine covers 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 8339

$100
This lot includes the group of John F. Kennedy first day covers shown in the corresponding image. This lot features approximately 100 first day covers from around the world, each featuring the former President of the United States. These covers and the stamps show very well, with light age-toning to the paper. 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 8340

$35
Title: A Field Guide to Western Birds
Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1961 Author-Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in light green cloth with brown lettering and image of a bird and in the original mylar-covered dust jacket, 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 a daily field check list 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 2000 copies in one week, and subsequently went through 6 editions. He co-wrote Wild America with James Fisher, and edited or wrote many of the volumes in the Peterson Field Guide series, on topics ranging from rocks and minerals to beetles to reptiles. He developed the Peterson Identification System, and is known for the clarity of both his illustrations of field guides and his delineation of relevant field marks. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows mild external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The jacket shows some wear, with creasing and light tearing along the edges. Clear tape has been applied to the inside of the spine of the jacket. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 366 pages.
 
Lot 8341

$30
This lot includes the group of signed sports books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author and/or subject. Authors and subjects represented in this lot include: Ron Jones, Frank Coffey, Mel Cohen, Jerry Tarkanian, Ben Green, Oscar De La Hoya, Lucille O'Neal, Buzz Bissinger, Jerry Rice, Adrian Wojnarowski, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Duke Snider, Martina Navratilova and Bill Farrell. 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 8342

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique large format history titles:

- Our Country's Pride, The Army and Navy - Dated 1903 by Cupples & Leon
- Picturesque Cuba and Our Navy - Dated c1898 by Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Lacking title page.
- Our War With Spain - The Army and Navy - Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippines - Dated 1898 by Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Boards are detached.
- A Photographic Record of the Russo-Japanese War by James H. Hare - Dated 1905 by P. F. Collier & Son
- Temples of Southern India - Dated c1900 - Boards are detached and lacking full title page. Real photographs included loose in the volume.
- The Story of the Spanish-American War and the Revolt in the Philippines by W. Nephew King - Dated 1900 by Peter Fenelon Collier & Son

These books are from a large collection of antique and vintage nautical volumes. All of these volumes show advanced indications of wear, including extensive moisture indications, rubbing and tearing to the bindings, detached boards and 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 8343

$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. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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 8344

$50
This lot includes the group of decorative antique travel and exploration books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes provide detail on the Orient, China, and Japan. 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 8345

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

- The Shack Locker: Yarns of the Deep Sea Fishing Fleets by Frederick William Wallace - Dated 1916 by Industrial & Educational Press, Limited - author-inscribed and signed in ink on the front free endpaper, dated 1917
- Record of Canadian Shipping 1786-1920 by Frederick William Wallace - Dated 1929 by Hodder and Stoughton - includes a loose paper with the author's signature, dust jacket shows some tearing
- Wooden Ships and Iron Men by Frederick William Wallace - Dated 1937 by Charles E. Lauriat Co. - includes dust jacket

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 8346

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed culinary-related books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Phila Hach, March Egerton, Nanci Main, Jimella Lucas, Raleigh McDonald Hussung, Moby, Kelly Tisdale, Barbara Kingsolver, Ruth Reichl, Pierre Franey and Tell Erhardt. 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 8347

$150
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 8348

$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 8349

$10
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage decorative sheet music shown in the corresponding image. This material features gorgeous color wrappers and covers a variety of genres. Many of these pieces feature love songs with classic entertainers on the covers. 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 8350

$25
This lot includes the group of antique Bunny Brown books shown in the corresponding image(s). Sister Sue and their Shetland Pony features dust jacket that shows very well. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8351

$25
Title: Kaloolah. Adventures of Jonathan Romer of Nantucket
Author: W. S. Mayo, M.D.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper with three-quarter leather and raised spine bands, this antique volume is a scarce history of exploration in Africa. The work features a frontispiece and engraved title page from FOC Darley. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with the spine sunned and rubbed and rubbing along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/4" and contains 514 pages.
 
Lot 8352

$15
This lot includes the group of antique railroad ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material features original antique photographs; antique railroad journals; payroll logs from Harrisburg and Altoona, PA; a 1919 pamphlet from the United States Railroad Administration, a time book from the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company; and paperwork on the letterhead of the Reading Company, New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company, the Leigh Valley Railroad and the Norfolk and Western Railway.

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 8353

$90
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 8354

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of estate 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 8355

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of The American Agriculturist journal from 1857 through 1867 shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection includes a bound volume containing issues from 1866-67 and loose issues from 1857 and 1858, which were once bound together in a compilation. These journals feature many engraved plates throughout the text, and provide articles on a variety of gardening and farming-related topics.

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. 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. The bound compilation shows wear, with the spine cover detaching, and the unbound volume is broken into signatures, and is lacking its boards and spine.
 
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