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Lot 8294

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the books on American art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an artist-signed first edition of "R. C. Gorman: Portrait" (Little, Brown, 1983) and the catalogue for the exhibition "Myth of the West," held at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle (1990). 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 8295

$60

Title: The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora, 1779
Author: John McKay, Ron Coleman
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1992
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title is the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photographs.

Please note that this lot contains 24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. Half of these books still in shrink wrap
 
Lot 8296

$30

Title: The American Democrat
Author: James Fenimore Cooper - James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the "Leatherstocking Tales," featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel "The Last of the Mohicans," often regarded as his masterpiece.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/183 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in orange cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Interior is clean and without markings. Intact dust jacket shows fading to spine and minor chipping at edges.
 
Lot 8297

$150

Details: This lot includes the group of antique portrait pins shown in the corresponding image(s). This material offers images of monarchs such as Nicholas II of Russia, King Leopold of Belgium, Georgios I of Greece, as well as of prominent political figures such as President Faure of France, Presidents Harrison and Cleveland and William Jennings Bryan of the United States. 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: s 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 8298

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique estate books , including some decorative and children's, shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Beechnut: A Franconia Story," James Whitcomb Riley's "Afterwhiles," and Longfellow's "Evangeline," among others. Also included is Rev. David Murdoch's "The Dutch Dominie of the Catskills; or the Times of the 'Bloody Bandit,'" which is inscribed as the author's copy with his signature on the front free endpaper. 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 volumes show some chipping or loss to spine covers, cracking at hinges, and some moisture indications.
 
Lot 8299

$35

Title: Choice Recipes: How To Make the Finest Bread and the Most Delicious Cakes, Pastry, etc. by Use of Fleischmann & Co.'s Compressed Yeast
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Fleischmann & Co.
City: Unknown
Year: 1893
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 47 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 6.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in leatherette. Book shows external wear, with chipping to upper right corner of front cover and light staining and creasing to front cover. Pages display water markings to edges.
 
Lot 8300

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of antique pins shown in the corresponding image. This material offers numerous images of national flags and emblems, a flag from the 1904 World's Fair in Sta Louis, and the coat of arms of the Kinghts of the Golden Eagle. 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: 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 8301

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of celebrity photos shown in the corresponding image. This material includes images of Edith Piaf, Leopold Stokowski, Vladimir Horowitz and others. The photographer appears in one working in his studio, with a wall of stills featuring such Hollywood personalities as Rex Harrison, Celeste Holm, Raymond Masey. 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: 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 8302

$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 8303

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Lois Donaldson's "One Hundred Fairy Tales" (Whitman Publishing Company, 1937), Robert Louis Stevenon's "A Child's Garden of Verses" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909), Palmer Cox's "The Brownies through the Union" (Century Co., 1895) and Nora Archibald Smith's "Boys and Girls of Bookland" (David McKay, 1923) with illustrations by Jessie Wilcox Smith. 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 8304

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes both children's and adult literature, with titles such as "Old-Fashioned Girl," "The Scarlet Letter," and "The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain," 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.
 
Lot 8305

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of art prints shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes four Henry Alken equestrian reproductions in frames, a photomechanical print by Nicolai Fechin, an 1867 matted etching, the botanical folio "Fleurs Et Fruits," and an original antique hand-colored botanical plate featuring poppies. 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 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 8306

$130

Title: Indian Captivities: Being a Collection of the Most Remarkable Narratives of Persons Taken Captive by the North American Indians, or Relations of Those Who, by Strategem or Desperate Valor, Have Effected the Most Surprising Escapes from Their Cruel Hands, to Which Are Added Notes, Historical, Biographical, &c
Author: Samuel G. Drake
Publisher: Antiquarian Bookstore and Institute
City: Boston
Year: 1839
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 360 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Volume was originally bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Front board is detached. Lacks vertical half of spine cover. Taping occurs along left side of title page. Pages show foxing throughout. Vignettes to title page and elsewhere in text.
 
Lot 8307

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literature in decorative jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Strange Countess" by Edgar Wallace and "It Is Better To Tell" by Kathleen Coyle. 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 8308

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the books on British and American art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Thomas Eakins: His Life and Art" (Abbeville Press, 1992) and "Sargent Abroad: Figures and Landscapes" (Abbeville Press, 1997). 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.
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 8309

$350

Details: This lot includes the group of antique political/campaign pins and buttons shown in the corresponding image. This material offers numerous images of President William McKinley, either alone or with his first vice president Garret Hobart. Included in this group is a pair of images of the candidates affixed to a ribboned medal featuring an eagle and other republican symbols. In addition, there are in this collection pins referencing campaigns by other presidential candidates, such as Harding/Coolidge,, Eisenhower, and Wilkie. There is as well a ribboned medallion featuring a photograph of Abraham Lincoln. 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: 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 8310

$200

Title: The Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation
Author: George Copway
Publisher: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1851
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: First American edition after an English printing of 1850.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with gilt lettering and design to spine. Gilt pictorial design to front cover depicts a seated Native American. Book lacks upper half of spine cover, with lower half of spine and covers detaching. Text block is intact. Previous owner's inscription visible on front flyleaf. Title page, tissue guards and page margins show varying degrees of foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece and one other plate, as well as figures representing the characters used in picture writing.
 
Lot 8311

$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 8312

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell - Dated Unknown by A. L. Burt, Publisher
- The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rugen by uncredited author - Dated 1904 by Macmillan and Co., Limited - First Edition - Fold-out frontispiece map is intact.
- All Aboard for Wonderland by Helen Ovington Kingsbury - Dated 1917 by Moffat, Yard and Company - First Edition - Original binding shows light soiling.
- Hop-O'-Thumb. Jack and the Beanstalk. Cinderella. Puss in Boots by uncredited author - Dated 1885 by George Bell and Sons - Limited Edition - Rear board is detached. Illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded plates.
- Yourself and Your House Wonderful by H. A. Guerber - Dated 1913 by The Uplift Publishing Company
 
Lot 8313

$200

Details: This lot includes the group of Navy-issued items from the estate of a U. S. Navy soldier who fought in the Pacific theater during World War II shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes holsters, handgun magazines, a flashlight, a jungle first aid kit, a canteen, and cutlery, among among other items. This is one of several lots that we will be selling today from this estate. 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 items are generally in good condition with some age/wear.
 
Lot 8314

$100

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature 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 8315

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage pulp shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include some authored by Elliot Paul, Frank Kane, Henry Miller, and Quentin Reynolds, along with publications of "Fantasy and Science Fiction" and "Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine," among many 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.
 
Lot 8316

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Rock of Ages" by Augustus Montague Toplady (Lee and Shepard,1878) with illustrations by Miss L. B. Humphrey and "Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant" (D. Appleton, 1878). 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 8317

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of posters shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains exhibition posters for the work of Eugene Atget, Henri Matisse, George Brassai, and for a show entitled "Paris - New York: echanges litteraires au XXe siecle" held at the Centre Georges Pompidou in 1977. Present as well are posters featuring reproductions of works by Robert Mapplethorpe and Thomas Eakins. 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: 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. It should be noted that both the Atget poster and that for "Paris-New York" have punctures in corners.
 
Lot 8318

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

- Pennsylvania Beautiful (Eastern) by Wallace Nutting - Dated 1924 by Old America Company Publishers - First Edition - Front cover shows creasing.
- Connecticut Beautiful by Wallace Nutting - Dated 1923 by Old America Company Publishers - First Edition - Rear cover shows creasing.
- Massachusetts Beautiful by Wallace Nutting - Dated 1923 by Old America Company Publishers - First Edition - Rear cover shows creasing.
 
Lot 8319

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

- Country Notes in Wartime by V. Sackville-West - Dated 1941 by Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc. - First Edition
- The Monk by Matthew G. Lewis - Dated 1952 by Grove Press
- Stories of Christmas and the Bowie Knife by J. Frank Dobie - Dated 1953 by The Steck Company
- The Path through the Wood by J. Lewis May - Dated 1931 by Lincoln MacVeagh The Dial Press
- The Patchworkers by Robert K. Leavitt, R. John Holmgren, John La Gatta, J. B. Mackenzie, Harry Lees, Edward Monks - Dated 1926 by Published by the authors - Limited Edition - This is copy number 57 of 150. Inscribed and signed by Harry Lees.
 
Lot 8320

$15

Title: Institutes of Natural Philosophy, Theoretical and Practical with Some Corrections; Change in the Order of the Branches; and the Addition of an Appendix to the Astronomical Part, Selected from Mr. Ewing's Practical Astronomy
Author: Samuel Webber, William Enfield
Publisher: Cummings and Hilliard
City: Boston
Year: 1820
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/395 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: "Third American edition, with Improvements"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Rubbed boards are detaching and spine shows significant chipping and loss of material. Previous owners' names appear on front endpaper. Lightly age-toned pages display marginal water markings to top edge and occasional mild foxing. Plate number 1 has been excised and only a portion of plate XV is present. Remaining plates are intact.
 
Lot 8321

$60

Title: Droles de betes: Jean-Jean ou un gars trop fute et histoire de boulot
Author: Robert Tinant
Publisher: Librairie Ch. Delagrave
City: Paris
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 39 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: Tinant, specialist in humoristic images evokes in "silhouettes from another time" burlesque works from the French Middle Ages. Pictorial half title page reads "Droles de betes vues tout en noir."

Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in cloth-backed paper-covered boards. Books shows external wear, with soiling to boards and spine cover. Minor loss of material apparent at edges. Binding is sound. Large ink stain visible on page 28, otherwise pages show occasional smudging to margins.
 
Lot 8322

$950

Book Details: This lot includes an antique sketch book with original drawings and watercolors. This volume bears the name of its original owner, Edith L. Willis, and the date of 1885, which have been stamped in gilt on the front cover. Mrs. Willis was married to Dr. Frederick Willis and they were related to the Louisa May Alcott family. They lived in a prominent estate known as Edenglen in the Glenora area on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

This sketch book contains 12 original works of art. Mrs. Willis apparently circulated the sketch book among several artists, principally or exclusively in the Boston area in 1885. A number of the works bear the address 14 Worcester Square which presumably was a city residence of the Willis family. This book may have served as a select guest book in that home.

The artists contributing their work include Benjamin Champney (1817-1907), the celebrated New Hampshire artist widely considered to be the founder of the White Mountain School of painters. His paintings were often used to make chromolithographs that were subsequently sold to tourists who could not afford Champney's originals. He began his training as a lithographer under Pendleton in Boston. Champney also studied with Robert Cooke, with whom he went to Paris in 1841, on the advice of Washington Allston. In 1850, Champney returned to the White Mountains with his friend Kensett. Their enthusiasm and paintings drew large numbers of Boston and New York artists to the Conway area. His studio was a noted resort and was visited by many people from all parts of the country. On August 4, 1888 The White Mountain Echo reported: "Champney's studio is as much visited as ever this summer, and there are many new pictures to see. Of the landscapes, there is a view from the new carriage road up Humphrey's Ledge that is beautiful, and another a scene in Crawford Notch, and still another, a picture of Mount Chocorua from Tamworth.” Champney exhibited regularly at the Boston Athenaeum and in 1855, Champney became a founder of the Boston Art Club and its president in 1856. Champney was the uncle of the artist Edwin Graves Champney. This sketch book features two original watercolor landscapes by Champney along with a letter written to Champney concerning a shipment of sketches and related payment.

Additional entries include a drawing of an elderly black man dressed in finery seated on a bench, rendered by T. M. Kellogg, a prominent Boston architect, along with a seaside line drawing by Kellogg’s architect colleague, W. G. Lawrence. J. Spencer Atkinson of Baltimore produced a spirited Elizabethan street scene drawing and a color depiction of birds on a branch was executed by Persis M. Tracy. Persis McClain Tracy (1861 - 1907) married Frank Burr Mallory in 1893, who graduated from Harvard. Frank Burr Mallory (1862-1941) was an American pathologist at the Boston City Hospital and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, after whom the “Mallory body” is named. The pathology department at Boston City Hospital, the Mallory Institute of Pathology, was named after him. A floral watercolor is credited to Loretta Post, and a drawing of a hummingbird and flora appears over an inscription in an Asian language and the name Aoki. Another floral piece is credited to Evelyn F. Hashburn (sp?) and features several pansies. The next two pieces are watercolor landscapes and being very similar in style, may have been created by the same hand. The second bears a signature which is believed to be that of the New York artist William Henry Burr (1819-1908) although it is possible that the middle initial in the signature is an “A.” This second watercolor depicts a view down the driveway of Edenglen, showing the celebrated stone towers at the property entrance and Seneca Lake in the background. This painting is also embellished with an original passage of poetry, pertaining to the estate. The final entry in the book portrays an impressive Tudor structure in black watercolor and is credited to H. Tracy Balcom.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Spine shows wear with loss of material to surface and at ends. Corners of boards also show minor loss. Book is soundly bound. Front and rear pastedowns show darkening to edges. Pages are clean and, unless illustrated, show no markings.
 
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