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Lot 8265

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative vintage and antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following themes: Ireland, British Folk Music, marches, and love, among others. Also included is a copy of "Pontifical March" which is inscribed by the composer, Reverend J. Edgar Bouget, on the front cover. There are 39 individual music pieces in this lot, many of which have beautiful color front covers. To inspect and acquire more information about this lot, please attend our preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The condition of these pieces varies. Some show restorative work along the spines. All covers are present, some may be detached.
 
Lot 8266

$10

Title: The Lady of the Lake
Author: Sir Walter Scott - Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time.

Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include "Ivanhoe," "Rob Roy," "The Lady of the Lake," "Waverley," "The Heart of Midlothian" and "The Bride of Lammermoor."
Publisher: John Ballantyne
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1810
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 290 pages plus cxxix
Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Book Details: This is a rare first printing of this classic work. Though title page is not present, this edition can be identified as as a first edition/first impression through the following points: the spelling error on page 86, e'er for e`re, no line beginning "End," under the text on p. 288, plus the correct number of pages and notes on errata page. Publisher's name and city appear at the bottom of final page of text.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Book lacks spine cover, front boards and first signature are detaching. There are no title page or frontispiece. Interior shows occasional mild foxing and light pencil markings to three pages.
 
Lot 8267

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of modern first edition books in dust jackets with glassine covers shown in the corresponding image(s). These books were part of a single collection of modern firsts, and we will be offering several similar lots throughout today's auction. Please see our catalog for additional listings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books generally show well with light age/wear.
 
Lot 8268

$40

Title: British Battleships: "Warrior" 1860 to "Vanguard" 1950. A History of Design, Construction and Armament
Author: Oscar Parkes
Publisher: Seeley Service & Co. Limited
City: London
Year: 1966
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/701 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: New and revised edition.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows moderate shelfwear. Binding is sound, with reinforced hinges. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with plans and photographs.
 
Lot 8269

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of five Civil War era tokens shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes the following tokens:

A Civil War era copper mine token, which features a Native American on the front.

A post-Civil War transportation token dated 1867, and is for the Cedar River Bridge Co. The front of this token features the profile of a Native American, and the backside reads "pass one footman."

An 1864 patriotic Civil War Token, which features the profile of a Native American on the front, and reads "Union Forever" on the rear, with a shield.

An 1863 Civil War token, which depicts George Washington on a horse on the front, surrounded by the text "First in War, First in Peace." The rear of this token reads "Union For Ever."

An 1863 token which depicts a Siegel style turban head on the front, with the text "United We Stand, Divided We Fall." The rear of this token reads "Army Navy."

Condition / Notes: These tokens generally show well with some age/wear, such as rubbing to edges and surface. The copper mine token shows more noticeable edge wear.
 
Lot 8270

$10

Title: A Game of Media Jujitsu
Artist:
Medium: Drawing
Features: Original
Print Year: 1988
Width: 12.0" Height: 8.75"
Art Notes: This original drawing has been mounted with a newspaper page from the September 4, 1988 issue of the Boston Globe in which it appeared. It shows caricatures of then presidential candidates Michael Dukakis, governor of Massachusetts, and President George Bush, together with non-descript associates, in a tug of war with a television at the center. The words "the evening news" appear on the TV screen. This cartoon was used to illustrate the op-ed piece by Mark Muro on modern media politics. The name of the cartoon is taken from the name of the article.

It should be noted that the newspaper page with the Muro piece also shows an article by Richard Higgins on Noam Chomsky entitled "A critic with targets galore."
Condition: Drawing has been attached to board and preserved in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 8271

$25

Title: "Bottled Up": The Art of Building an Airplane in a Bottle
Author: William H. Weiser
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2001
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 132 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original illustrated wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 26 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but five of these are in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 8272

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the pair of 18th-century bibles shown in the corresponding image(s). One is a 1789 King James bible, printed in Edinburgh by Mark and Charles Kerr (measuring approximately 8.75" x 10.5") with genealogical information relating to the Dumerte (or Dumeste) family of Baltimore. The other is disbound and shows loss of text. Text begins at chapter XIII of Genesis and ends at chapter III of Hosea. This bible is illustrated with numerous plates, with each containing a series of four engravings that remain quite impressive. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Both antique volumes were originally bound in leather. Volume without illustrations has detached front board and split binding, with detached pages. Initial page is taped. Pages show staining and foxing. Illustrated volume is, as previously stated, disbound, with loss of text at front and back of text block, and detached pages. Marginal water markings and sporadic foxing are visible throughout.
 
Lot 8273

$25

Title: Twelve Times One: Illustrations of Child Life
Author: Mary A. Lathbury
Publisher: Worthington Co.
City: New York
Year: 1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in pictorial paper-covered boards. Books shows wear and minor loss of material at edges and ends of spine. Volume is solidly bound. Foxing is visible on endpapers and light foxing appears sporadically though interior. Illustrated with full-page color lithographs and vignettes.
 
Lot 8274

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of modern first edition books in dust jackets with glassine covers shown in the corresponding image(s). These books were part of a single collection of modern firsts, and we will be offering several similar lots throughout today's auction. Please see our catalog for additional listings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books generally show well with light age/wear.
 
Lot 8275

$30

Title: Typee; or, a Narrative of a Four Months' Residence among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands; or, a Peep at Polynesian Life
Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1847
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/285 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows significant external wear, with front board detached and chipping with minor loss of material along edges of spine and at corners. Frontispiece map, title page and dedication page are attached to detached front board. Pages show occasional marginal staining and sporadic light foxing.
 
Lot 8276

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these volumes are part of a juvenile series, and includes titles such as "Tom Slade at Temple Camp," "Spike of Swift River," "Silver Chief: Dog of the North," and "The Mark on the Mirror," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Dust jackets may show chipping, tearing, and/or loss.
 
Lot 8277

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of scholarly history and literary reference in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the works of Herbert Trench, minstrelsy of the Scottish border, and the works of Liuprand of Cremona, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some dust jackets show edge wear with some chipping and/or tearing.
 
Lot 8278

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of antique "Saturday Evening Post" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 15 magazines in this lot, which are dated from the 1910s and 1920s. Each volume has a beautifully illustrated color front cover, with advertisements on the rear covers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines show some age/wear indications such as foxing to wrappers, light moisture indications, edge wear, and/or some chipping or loss along spine.
 
Lot 8279

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the antique booklet shown in the corresponding image. This rare publication by Emma Rood Tuttle is entitled "How Elvie Saved the Baby: A Story of the Conemaugh Flood of 1889" and offers a "rhyme narrative" of the exploit of Elvie C. Duncan during the Johnstown flood. This string-bound booklet bears an inscription by the author on the front cover that reads "To Edith from / the author." A postcard-like title label appears on the same cover. This item measures approximately 6.5" x 7". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Front cover shows light soiling and spotting. Interior is clean and without markings.
 
Lot 8280

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literary titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the works in this collection are Algernon Blackwood's "Pan's Garden: A Volume of Nature Stories" (Macmillan, 1914) and Ring W. Lardner's "Gullible's Travels, Etc." (Bobbs-Merrill, 1917). Due to the high volume of books 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.
Condition / Notes: As with 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 8281

$50

Title: The Comforters
Author: Muriel Spark - Dame Muriel Spark, DBE was an award-winning Scottish novelist. In 2008 The Times newspaper named Spark in its list of "the 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

"The Comforters" is the first novel by Scottish author Muriel Spark, it drew on her own experiences as a recent convert to Catholicism and a three-month period when she suffered hallucinations whilst taking the appetite suppressant Dexedrine. Although completed in late 1955 it was not published until 1957, a mutual friend novelist Alan Barnsley having sent the proof's to Evelyn Waugh who was at the time writing "The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold" which also dealt with drug-induced hallucinations he had experienced. Waugh's and others positive responses prompted Macmillan to publish the novel in February 1957. The novel was an immediate success and enabled Muriel Spark to give up editorial work and devote herself to full-time creative writing.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1957
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 224 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in gray cloth with blue lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows darkening along edges of binding. Endpapers show mild foxing. Pages are clean and bright. Intact dust jacket displays chipping and small tears to top edge of front panel and to ends of spine. Very light soiling to rear panel with photo of the author.
 
Lot 8282

$120

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage "The New Yorker" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 58 magazines in this lot, which are dated primarily during the war years of the early 1940s, with two issues from the 1930s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines generally show well with some age/wear. A few magazines have detached, but present, wrappers.
 
Lot 8283

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on books and author biographies shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Critical Woodcuts" by Stuart Sherman (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926) and "Mark Twain in Eruption: Hitherto Unpublished Pages about Men and Events" (Harper & Brothers, 1940). Due to the high volume of books 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.
Condition / Notes: As with 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 8284

$80

Book Details: 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.
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.
 
Lot 8285

$20

Title: Prayers
Author: Theodore Parker - Theodore Parker was an American Transcendentalist and reforming minister of the Unitarian church. A reformer and abolitionist, his words and quotations which he popularized would later inspire speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Publisher: Walker, Wise and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1862
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 200 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Upper half of spine cover is detaching at front gutter. Book otherwise shows lightly bumped corners with minor loss of material. Binding is sound. Foxing visible on tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of author. Previous owner's name written in top margin of title page. Lightly age-toned pages are otherwise clean and without markings.
 
Lot 8286

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "The Light of Faith" signed by author Edgar A. Guest (The Reilly & Lee Co., 1926) and "The Myths of the Rhine" (Scribner, Armstrong, and Company, 1875) with illustrations by Gustave Dore. Due to the high volume of books 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.

Condition / Notes: As with 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 8287

$70

Title: William Frederick's (1874) Scale Journey: A Scratchbuilder's Evolutionary Development
Author: Antonio Mendez C.
Editor: Scottie Dayton
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos and drawings.

Please note this lot contains 11 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 8288

$10

Details: This lot includes the piece of antique Mexican currency shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a piece of veinticinco (25) centavos paper currency, dated 1880 from El Banco Minero Chihuahuense, in Chihuahua, Mexico. This note is printed number 19665. This was printed by the American Bank Note Company in New York, and measures approximately 4.75" by 2". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This bill is in very nice condition, with some light creasing.
 
Lot 8289

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Katalog monet i medali polskich tudziez dziel do numizmatyki odnoszachych sie wydany staraniem / Verzeichnis einer polnischen Munz- und Medaillen-Sammlung mit beigefugten Verkaufspreisen by W. Bartynowski, Eug. Merzbacher - Dated 1887 by Wl. L. Anczyc i Spolka - Antique pamphlet is bound in original wrappers and shows light wear. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains bilingual introductory texts (in Polish and German) and entries in double columns.

- Kazanie w czasie Uroczystych Religijnych Obrezedow za Dusze s. p. Tadeusza Kosciuszki w Kosciele Katedralnym Krakowskim Dnia 11 Grudnia 1817 odprawianych prezez X. Wincentego Lancuckiego by Unknown - Dated c1817 by Jozef Mateckii - Antique pamphlet has been rebound in wrappers with tape along front edge of spine. Wrappers show significant chipping. Original wrappers are well preserved. Age-toned pages show occasional spotting. Text is in Polish.
 
Lot 8290

$40

Title: From Milo to Londos: The Story of Wrestling through the Ages with Numerous Illustrations
Author: Nat Fleischer - Nathaniel Stanley Fleischer was a noted American boxing writer and collector. Fleischer inaugurated in 1922, encouraged by Tex Rickard, the Ring Magazine publication. In 1929 Fleischer acquired sole ownership of the magazine, which he led as editor in chief for fifty years, till his death in 1972.

In 1942, Fleischer began to publish the magazine's annual record book and boxing encyclopedia, which was published until 1990. In addition to that, Fleischer wrote several other books about the lives of some world champions and about boxing history.

After Fleischer's death, the American Boxing Writer's Association named an award after him. The accolades kept on coming, and Fleischer later was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Publisher: The Ring Athletic Library
City: New York
Year: 1936
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 330 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: The Ring Atheletic Library - Book No. 13. This is a scarce copy of the "author's autograph edition." This is number 500 of 1,000.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped lettering and pictorial design to front cover showing two wrestlers from ancient times. Books shows staining along edges of cover, with red stain to rear cover. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with photographic plates.
 
Lot 8291

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of modern first edition books in dust jackets with glassine covers shown in the corresponding image(s). These books were part of a single collection of modern firsts, and we will be offering several similar lots throughout today's auction. Please see our catalog for additional listings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books generally show well with light age/wear.
 
Lot 8292

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

- The Ship Model Builder's Assistant - Dated 1970 by Edward W. Sweetman Company - Volumes are in excellent condition. New spine labels appear on these books - apparently correcting a printing error on the spine. Illustrated with many in-text drawings.

Please note that this lot has multiple copies of two titles. There are four copies of this title.

- The Built-Up Ship Model by Charles G. Davis - Dated 1980 by Edward W. Sweetman Company - "Reprinted by the photolithographic process from the original edition, 1933." Volumes are in excellent condition. Illustrated with photographic plates and in-text drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 2 titles with multiple copies of each. There are 4 copies of this title.
 
Lot 8293

$25

Details: This lot includes the three original artist-signed watercolors shown in the corresponding images. This group contains a work by Mabel Burr and two by Juan Manso (?) featuring views of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The latter are under glass in heavy wooden frames. 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.
Condition / Notes: All three works are well preserved. Elongated watercolor by Mabel Burr has matting that shows light wear.
 
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