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Lot 2332

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on travel and exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition "Modern Pilgrims: Showing the Improvements in Travel and the Newest Methods of Reaching the Celestial City" (Phillips, Sampson & Co., 1855) by George Wood, and "My Apingi Kingdom: With Life in the Great Sahara. And Sketches of the Chase of the Ostrich, Hyena, &c." (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1871, with shaken binding) by Paul du Chaillu.

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Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 2333

$25

Title: The Yankee Enterprise, or the Two Millionaires; and Other Thrilling Tales
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Dayton and Wentworth
City: Boston
Year: 1855
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 334 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is an anonymously edited anthology.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped lettering to spine. The volume shows external wear, and is solidly bound with pages showing foxing throughout. Blank pages at rear of volume have been excised. Pages are foxed. Work is illustrated with a frontispiece depicting characters in the novel.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2334

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on technology and industry shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Sawmills and Planing Mills" (The Southern Lumberman, 1917), "The American Directory of the Hosiery and Knit Goods, Manufacturers of the United States and Canada" (Bragdon, Lord & Nagle Co., Inc., 1919), "Plastics from Farm and Forest" (Plastics Institute, 1943, in dust jacket) by E. F. Lougee, and "General Data on Thomson Recording Wattmeters" (General Electric Co., 1903).

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Condition / Notes: 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 2335

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "The United States in the Korean War" (Abelard-Shuman, 1964, in dust jacket) signed by author Don Lawson, and a two-volume edition of "Observations in Europe, Principally in France and Great Britain" (Harper & Brothers, 1844) by John P. Durbin. Please note that the engraved plates illustrating this last work are present (including map of London docks); the two fold-out maps in these volumes exist only as small tattered remnants.

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Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 2336

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on the history of Pennsylvania shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Picture of Lycoming County" (The Commissioners of Lycoming County, 1939) and an 1883 edition of "The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania Who Held Office between 1733 and 1776 and Those Earlier Councillors Who Were Some Time Chief Magistrate of the Province, and Their Descendants" by Charles P. Keith (with cracked hinges and initial and final pages detaching).

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Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 2337

$120

Book Details: This group of large format, illustrated books on furniture and interior design focuses on the 18th century, both in Europe -- England, France, and Austria -- and in America. Many of these books document collections or were published by museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum, the Getty Museum, and the Louisiana State Museum. In addition to furniture, a lavish volume on mirrors was published by Sotheby;s.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 2338

$30

Title: Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts Containing Historical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: J. H. Beers & Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and designs to spines. Boards of first volume are detached, as is front board of second. Ex-library books are preserved in brown paper covers. First volume shows significant wear to spine cover. Gilt-edged text blocks are intact. Name of library blindstamped onto title pages. Light pencil annotations appear on copyright pages. Interiors are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with photographic plates that often have tissue guards Texts appear in double columns.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 2339

$55

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian books on science and nature includes works on botany, agriculture, and horticulture, some with delightful colored plates, including hand-colored ones and chromolithographs. "Mrs. Lincoln's Botany" is leather-bound, and dates from 1836. An 1829 volume, also by Almira Lincoln, is illustrated with beautifully engraved plates. The influential Liberty Hyde Bailey "Principles of Fruit Growing" is included. The is completed by an 1863 contribution to that popular Victorian code, the language of flowers.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 2340

$60

Book Details: This group of collectible literature consists of five decorative vintage or antique books, some of them limited editions. Titles include the Lookout Mountain edition of "Reunion at Chattanooga," signed by its author, Alfred L. Crabb; a beautiful, illustrated copy of "The Last Days of Pompeii," by the Edward Bulwer-Lytton; "The Alhambra," by Washington Irving, published by the Limited Editions Club in a brocade-covered, slip-cased volume, signed by its illustrator, Lima de Freitas; the ground-breaking, experimental science fiction novel, "Stand on Zanzibar," by John Brunner, in a leather-bound, limited edition from the Easton Press; and a handsome, antique compilation of the complete poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 2341

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the antique Russian-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These folio volumes contain issues of Batum Chernomorskii Vestnik from July to December 1899, the Moscow newspaper Kurer' Torgovlii i Promyshlennosti from July to December 1896, and issues from February to June 1933 from the Soviet newspaper Novosibirsk Sovetskaya Sibir'. These newspapers contain articles on national and international politics, feuilleton sections, bulletins, and illustrated advertisements.
Condition / Notes: These folio volumes, the largest of which measures approximately 18.75" x 25.5", are bound in cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards with cloth-tipped corners. Ex-library books show moderate external wear, with light soiling to covers. Initial or final pages exhibiting heavy wear or altogether lacking. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Pages may occasionally show (closed) tears or loss.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 2342

$110

Title: Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: New England Historic Genealogical Society
City: Boston
Year: 1925-1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Alphabetic indexes to the manuscript records of the town, supplemented by information from church registers, cemetery inscriptions, and other sources. First two volumes cover births, third and fourth marriages and final volume deaths.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in beige cloth with stamped black lettering to spines and front covers. Books show external wear, with soiling to covers, darkened spines and occasional tearing along spine edges. Fraying is visible at ends of spine and minor loss of material occurs at outside corners. Fourth volume displays stain to front cover. Binding of fifth volume has separated at front hinge. Binding of third volume has separated between pages 408 and 409. Remaining volumes are firmly bound. Interiors are clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 2343

$225

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains folio volumes with issues of the following periodicals:

St. Louis Globe-Democrat: June 28 -August 6, 1886

Springfield Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts): February 29, 1872 - June 29, 1872

The Missouri Republican (St. Louis): April 1- June 30, 1877 (separately issues from March 31 to April 1, 1888).

Daily Eastern Argus (Portland, Maine): July 2 - December 31, 1866

The Age (Philadelphia): July 1 - December, 1869

The Chicago Republican: January 1 to June 30, 1869



Also included are an issue of the Boston Daily Advertiser from September 9, 1876 and The Minneapolis Journal from August 5, 1936.




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Condition / Notes: These newspapers are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older issues are more likely to have advanced flaws. These bound and unbound compilations are contained in portfolios that show varying degrees of external wear. Boards may be lacking or detached. Library markings may appear on issues.

The largest of these compilations measures approximately 23.5" x 30.75", the smallest 16.25" x 20.5".



For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $72
Lot 2344

$50

Title: The Great Apostacy, Identical with Papal Rome; or an Exposition of the Mystery of Iniquity, and the Marks and Doom of Antichrist
Author: Joseph F. Berg
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1842
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 189 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped full brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material to upper portion of spine and at outside corners. Covers display light soiling. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name appears at top of front flyleaf. Pages exhibit foxing and water markings. Work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and an additional plate.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2345

$35

Title: Arabian Society in the Middle Ages: Studies from The Thousand and One Nights
Author: Edward William Lane - Lane went to Egypt as a young man to improve his health, and he arrived at a time when serious European study of the region had just begun. He was soon caught up in the culture and became an accepted part of the society he was studying. His first work was an elaborately detailed description of Egypt and its people, and his last a monumental Arabic dictionary 25 years in the making. In between, he executed a translation of the "Arabian Nights." His translation of that title omitted some of the stories that in England would have been thought too vulgar, but he was well qualified to enrich the book with notes that give an understanding of Muslim life and that restore something close to the original flavor of the tales, compared to earlier English versions.
Editor: Stanley Lane-Poole
Publisher: Chatto and Windus
City: London
Year: 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/283 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "When Mr. Lane translated the "Thousand and One Nights," he was not content with producing a mere rendering of the Arabic text: he saw that the manners and ideas there described required a commentary if they were to become intelligible to the unlearned reader. At the end of each chapter of his translation, therefore, he appended a series of explanatory notes, which often reached the proportions of elaborate essays on the main characteristics of Mohammadan life.
These notes have long been recognized by Orientalists as the most complete picture in existence of Arabian society - or rather of those Arab, Persian, or Greek, but still Mohammadan, conditions of life and boundaries of the mental horizon which are generally distinguished by the name of Arabian. Their position and arrangement, however, scattered as they were through three large volumes, and inserted in the order required not by their subjects bu by the tales they illustrated, rendered them difficult to consult, and cumbrous, if not impossible, to read consecutively. It has often been suggested that a reprint of the principal notes, in a convenient form and in natural sequence, would be a welcome addition to the scholar's as well as the general library. The publication of a new impression of the "Thousand and One Nights" presented an opportunity for discussing the project; and the result is the present volume." (Opening paragraphs of preface by Stanley Lane-Poole).
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards and spine. Call number has been written on spine. Binding is firm. Taping can be seen to inner margins of preliminary pages. Library markings appear on title page. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 2346

$10

Book Details: This group of collectible vintage and antiquarian poetry includes the works of the once-esteemed Ossian, "translated" by James MacPherson; a pretty little copy of Robert Burns' "Auld Lang Syne;" and "Lyrics of the Hearthside," by Paul Laurence Dunbar. More modern works include "Just Before the Divorce," by Alfred Hayes (1968), and a first edition of "Terror and Decorum," by Peter Viereck.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 2347

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique compilations of The Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain the issues of this periodical corresponding to the year 1806. Texts are in double column. Title pages are illustrated. These volumes contain numerous engraved plates, including an ornithological plate depicting a loory and "A Mosque at Mocha, Erected in Honour of the Founder of the City/Two Mausoleums at the North End of Jedda, Called Adam & Eve's Tombs."

The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London, England, by Edward Cave in January 1731. It ran uninterrupted for almost 200 years, until 1922. It was the first to use the term "magazine" (from the French magazine, meaning "storehouse") for a periodical. Samuel Johnson's first regular employment as a writer was with The Gentleman's Magazine.

Cave's innovation was to create a monthly digest of news and commentary on any topic the educated public might be interested in, from commodity prices to Latin poetry. It carried original content from a stable of regular contributors, as well as extensive quotes and extracts from other periodicals and books. Cave, who edited The Gentleman's Magazine under the pen name "Sylvanus Urban", was the first to use the term "magazine" (meaning "storehouse") for a periodical. Contributions to the magazine frequently took the form of letters, addressed to "Mr. Urban". The iconic illustration of St John's Gate on the front of each issue (occasionally updated over the years) depicted Cave's home, in effect, the magazine's "office".

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Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in green cloth with gilt-stamped spine labels. Books show mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Bindings are firm. Pages display very occasional light foxing.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 2348

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of Michael Koryta's "Tonight I Said Goodbye" (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2004) and a first printing of Ed McBain's "Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear" (Warner Books, 1996).

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Condition / Notes: 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.


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Lot 2349

$20

Title: Oeuvres de Alfred de Musset
Author: Alfred de Musset - Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist. Along with his poetry, he is known for writing La "Confession d'un enfant du siècle" ("The Confession of a Child of the Century," autobiographical) from 1836



Publisher: Charpentier, Libraire-Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1867
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 4" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Third volume shows small tears to spine. Books otherwise display only mild shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded mounted frontispieces and plates, including portrait of the author in first volume.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 2350

$30

Book Details: These five antiquarian books focus colonial American history, particularly in Massachusetts. Titles include "Boston Days," "With Axe and Musket in Plymouth," "Old Colony Days," "Colonial Times on Buzzard's Bay, and "The Old Colony Town." These volumes are attractive and decorative, and "Old Colony Days" are signed by its author, May Alden Ward.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 2351

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique compilations of The Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain the issues of this periodical corresponding to the years 1814 and 1815. Texts are in double column. Title pages are illustrated. These volumes contain numerous engraved plates, including images of exteriors and interiors of English churches, including a fold-out plate of Great Fontmel, Dorset, "The Seat of the Late Edmund Burke Esq.r. at Beaconsfield, Burcks., Harefield Place in Middlesex, and a fold-out plate of "The Duke's Theatre, Dorset-Gardens."

The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London, England, by Edward Cave in January 1731. It ran uninterrupted for almost 200 years, until 1922. It was the first to use the term "magazine" (from the French magazine, meaning "storehouse") for a periodical. Samuel Johnson's first regular employment as a writer was with The Gentleman's Magazine.

Cave's innovation was to create a monthly digest of news and commentary on any topic the educated public might be interested in, from commodity prices to Latin poetry. It carried original content from a stable of regular contributors, as well as extensive quotes and extracts from other periodicals and books. Cave, who edited The Gentleman's Magazine under the pen name "Sylvanus Urban", was the first to use the term "magazine" (meaning "storehouse") for a periodical. Contributions to the magazine frequently took the form of letters, addressed to "Mr. Urban". The iconic illustration of St John's Gate on the front of each issue (occasionally updated over the years) depicted Cave's home, in effect, the magazine's "office".

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Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners and gilt-lettered leather spines. Beginning and closing months appear in blue lettering, in abbreviated form, on spines. Books otherwise show mild external wear, with moderate edgewear and light soiling to covers. Bindings are firm. Antique bookplate appear on front pastedowns. Pages with marbled edges display occasional light foxing.

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Lot 2352

$110

Title: Mr. and Mrs. Beans
Author: Robert L. Dickey
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Co.
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 101 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: Illustrated adventures of two Boston bull dogs as they appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light blue cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Pastedown illustration featuring title characters can be seen on front cover. Book shows light soiling. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages exhibit occasional marginal smudging. This work contains halftone illustrations.

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Lot 2353

$60

Book Details: This auction lot includes the following group of large format atlases by Czech astronomer Antonin Becvar (10 June 1901 - 10 January 1965) and published by Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in association with Sky Publishing Corporation:

"Atlas of the Heavens: Altas Coeli,1950.0" (1962), "Atlas Borealis, 1950.0" (1962), and "Atlas Australis, 1950.0" (1964)
Condition / Notes: These volumes are bound in brown cloth with stamped black lettering to front cover. The two largest of these volumes measures approximately 25.5" x 19"., the third volume 23.5" x 17". All books shows external wear, with soiling and moisture markings to covers. Interiors are clean and bright. It should be noted that "Atlas Australis" shows more significant water toning and bowing, particularly to front board, with minor rippling to upper left corner of text block.

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Lot 2354

$40

Details: This mixed lot of estate books and ephemera includes antique postcards and photographs and vintage produce labels. The books include "Sally and Her Friends," a 1932 children's book illustrated by black & white photographs, and two delightfully decorative volumes, "Nicanor, Teller of Tales" C. Bryson Taylor, 1906) and ""The Three Trappers" (Achilles Daunt, 1884). "Nicanor" has handsome, tipped-in color illustrations by Troy and Margaret West Kinney; and "Trappers" pictures the wilds of Canada in black & white.

Among the postcards is an amusing collection of amorous, 1900s courting scenes; two cards showing Triphammer Falls at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY; and two cards depicting the Broadway Hotel in New York City.

Two produce labels, one beautiful chromolithograph for lemons and another striking design for asparagus are included, along with three pristine cigar box labels from the Yorkana Cigar Co. of York, PA. These bear the likeness of Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944), an American author, humorist, columnist, screen writer, actor, and host of the 1935 Academy Awards.

The lot is completed by a collection of antique photographs, including cartes de visite (CDVs), cabinet cards, and and a sweet portrait of cute little boy on his first communion. One of the cabinet photos is Frederick Corbett, an Englishman who received the Victoria Cross for exemplary bravery, but who forfeited it upon conviction of embezzlement and theft. He died in a workhouse.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the 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.


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