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Lot 8323

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of original lithographs by Lawrence Barrett shown in the corresponding image. This collection consists of 14 pieces offering images of horses in Old West settings, as well as of animals such as dogs and tigers, and other animal life. There are also a mythological scene and a full-body portrait entitled "Sunshine." Due to the high volume of 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: Original lithographs are well preserved and show no tears or creasing,. Larger pieces may show small punctures to side margins. One piece displays faint stain to side margin.
 
Lot 8324

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the 68 issues of the semantics journal ETC. shown in the corresponding image(s). These issues date from the sixties through the nineties.

ETC: A Review of General Semantics is a quarterly journal founded in 1943 by the International Society for General Semantics. ISGS merged with the Institute of General Semantics in 2003 and IGS has published the journal since that time.

These issues contain contributions by such authors as Timothy Leary, S. I. Hayakawa, Anatol Rapoport, and Langston Hughes (poem "Go Slow" in the July 1963 issue).

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 8325

$55

Title: No Traveller Returns: A Novel
Author: James Lord - James Lord was an American writer. He was the author of several books, including critically acclaimed biographies of the artists Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso. He appeared in the documentary films "Balthus Through the Looking Glass" (1996) and "Picasso: Magic, Sex, Death" (2001).
Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson
City: London
Year: 1955
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 286 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This is a scarce signed first edition of the author's debut novel. Author's inscription on front flyleaf reads "For Howard and Arthur / For Arthur and Howard / with devoted affection / from / James / 12.IX.1955 / in New York."

Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in burgundy cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Intact dust jacket shows wear, with chipping at edges and creasing to rear panel. Front panel has a number of white spots (presumably from paint), with the largest of these clearly visible to the left of title, between the words "traveller" and "returns."
 
Lot 8326

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of modern first edition books in dust jackets, most of which have 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 8327

$120

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling the Royal Yacht Fubbs, 1724
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 1997
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 613/ xlvi/ix pages plus 4 pages of advertisements and two-page index
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 8328

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the books on art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Survey of Painting in the Deccan" by St. Kramrisch (India Society, 1937) and "Original Engraving and Etching: An Appreciation" by Herbert Furst (T. Nelson & Sons, 1931). 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 8329

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the books by English crime and science fiction writer John Creasey shown in the corresponding image(s). These are stated first editions and first printings in dust jackets. 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 8330

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of journalism shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Don C. Seitz's "Joseph Pulitzer: His Life & Letters" (Simon & Schuster, 1924) and the three-volume set of "A Century of Journalism: An Anthology of Outstanding Feature Articles from the New York Post" (New York Post, 1943). 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 8331

$30

Title: This Fiction Business
Author: H. Bedford-Jones - Henry James O'Brien Bedford-Jones was a Canadian historical, adventure fantasy, science fiction, crime and Western writer who became a naturalized United States citizen in 1908. After being encouraged to try writing by his friend, writer William Wallace Cook, Bedford-Jones began writing dime novels and pulp magazine stories. Bedford-Jones was an enormously prolific writer; the pulp editor Harold Hersey once recalled meeting Bedford-Jones in Paris, where he was working on two novels simultaneously, each story on its own separate typewriter. Bedford-Jones cited Alexandre Dumas as his main influence, and wrote a sequel to Dumas' "The Three Musketeers, D'Artagnan" (1928). He wrote over 100 novels, earning the nickname "King of the Pulps." His works appeared in a number of pulp magazines. Bedford-Jones's main publisher was Blue Book magazine; he also appeared in Adventure, All-Story Weekly, Argosy, Short Stories, Top-Notch Magazine, The Magic Carpet, Golden Fleece, Ace-High Magazine, People's Story Magazine, Hutchinson's Adventure-Story Magazine, Detective Fiction Weekly, Western Story Magazine, and Weird Tales.

Publisher: Covici Friede Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/178 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: A revised and enlarged edition of the 1922 title. The author states in the preface "This book is not to be regarded as an authority on story-writing; by no means should it be read by anyone who aspires to literature, for, like Socrates, it will assuredly corrupt them and lead them into the worship of strange gods. It is destined only for those who desire to make a living by writing stories, in the hope that it may be of some benefit to them."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped yellow lettering and ruling. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages show occasional pencil marginalia. Intact dust jacket shows loss of material at head of spine and chipping at edges. Light soiling visible to rear panel.
 
Lot 8332

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" (Anderson Books, 1930), with illustrations by Lyle Justis, and Mary Ellen Vorse's "Grubby Gets Clean" (William R. Scott, 1943), with illustrations by Elinore Blaisdell. 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 8333

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique art & literary magazines shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains issues from the following periodicals: Partisan Review, Modern Occasions, Accent, The Critic, Modern Fiction Studies, Wisconsin Studies in Contemporary Literature, The Sewanee Review, Story, The Saturday Review, Literary Digest International Book Review, The American Art Student and Commercial Artist, The American Magazine of Art, Stage and L'art vivant. 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 8334

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the books on modern European art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Matisse: His Art and His Public" by Alfred H. Barr, Jr. (The Museum of Modern Art, 1951) and the exhibition catalogue for "Manet/Velazquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting." (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993). 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 8335

$80

Title: The Anatomy of Dandyism, with Some Observations on Beau Brummell; Translated from the French of Barbey d'Aurevilly, by D. B. Wyndham Lewis: and Illustraed with Dry-Points by Hermine David
Author: Barbey d'Aurevilly
Publisher: Pater Davies
City: London
Year: 1928
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/84 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: This is a scarce limited edition of this title. This is copy 214 of 500.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition, preserved in glassine cover that shows small tears to spine and adjacent areas. Cardboard slipcase shows wear, with tear to bottom panel.
 
Lot 8336

$100

Title: The Plays of William Shakespeare from the Text of Johnson and Steevens
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including "Hamlet," "King Lear," "Othello," and "Macbeth," considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
Publisher: C. and A. Conrad & Co., Conrad, Lucas, & Co., Smoervell and Conrad, and Bonsal, Conrad, & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1810
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine labels. Volumes show external wear, with staining to front cover of first volume. Other volumes show rubbing to covers and chipping to edges and ends of spine. Books are solidly bound. Previous owner's name and/or antique bookplate may appear on front endpaper. Age-toned pages display foxing throughout.
 
Lot 8337

$20

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of United States history 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 8338

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books by Herman Melville shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains "Moby Dick," "Typee," "Omoo" and "White-Jacket." This uniformly-bound volumes were published by L. C. Page & Company, Publishers. 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. Dust jackets show soiling.
 
Lot 8339

$30

Title: Episodes of Insect Life
Author: Acheta Domestica - Using the pseudonym "Acheta Domestica" which is the latin name of the common European cricket, Miss L. M. Budgen, published the volumes "Episodes of Insect Life."
Publisher: J. S. Redfield
City: New York
Year: 1851
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/482 plus 6 pages of "Notices of Episodes of Insect Life."
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in elaborately decorated cloth with gilt pictorial designs depicting creatures from the insect world to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with very light soiling to front board. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name appears at top of front flyleaf. Foxing visible on blank pages at front and end of volume and to frontispiece, tissue guard and title page. Much more occasional foxing to other pages. Offsetting from laid in slip of paper to pages 352 and 353. Illustrated with the above mentioned frontispiece and vignettes.
 
Lot 8340

$80

Title: Natty, A Spirit: His Portrait and His Life
Author: Allen Putnam
Publisher: Bela Marsh
City: Boston
Year: 1856
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 175 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This is a scarce first edition inscribed by by the author. Inscription can be seen on front flyleaf and reads "Mrs. Love Whitcomb / from the author."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with some staining to upper portion of front cover. Binding is tight. Endpapers show light foxing. Pages are clean and show only very occasional spotting.
 
Lot 8341

$20

Title: Posters 1900
Author: Siegfried Wichmann
Publisher: Academy Editions
City: London
Year: 1971
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Two-page introduction plus 42 large mounted color plates
Width: 17" Height: 23.75"
Book Details: Reproductions of important fin-de-siecle and Art Nouveau posters.
Condition / Notes: Elephant folio is bound in blue cloth. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and fresh, with bright full-page color plates.  Intact dust jacket shows tears at edges and loss of material at upper outside corner of rear panel.
 
Lot 8342

$120

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage costume jewelry shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes brooches, some of which are sterling silver, a leather Victorian purse, faux pearl necklaces, a conch shell necklace, shoe clips, necklace pendants, and screw-post non pierced earrings, among other items. Also included are two ring settings, one of which is genuine gold and is stamped IBK. Everything is housed in a red compartment jewelry box which is satin and velveteen lined. There are approximately 40 pieces contained in the box, which measures about 12.5" wide, 8" deep, and 5" tall. 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. The jewelry box has is splitting along the left hand side along the bottom. The prongs on the gold ring setting have been bent back, presumably when the stones were removed. Some pieces may be missing beads and/or stones.
 
Lot 8343

$35

Title: L. & C. Mayers Co. Importers, Manufacturere, Distributors. Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Silverware, Luggage, Gifts, Electric Appliances, Trophies & Prizes. 1941
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: L. & C. Mayers Co.
City: New York
Year: 1941
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 386 pages
Width: 9" Height: 12"
Book Details: Title is taken from front cover.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce illustrated price catalogue, with original order form still attached. Volume is bound in silver cloth with embossed blue lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 8344

$55

Title: The Baker's Cart and Other Tales
Author: Gerald Bullett
Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited
City: London
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 301 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Minor loss of material at head of spine, otherwise book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8345

$50

Title: Danske orlogskibe, 1690-1860
Author: Hans Christian Bjerg, John Erichsen
Publisher: Lademann
City: Copenhagen
Year: 1980
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 12.25" Height: 17"
Book Details: Text is in Danish, with summary in English. Opening paragraph of the English-language summary is as follows.

"The book describes the ships belonging to the navy of the Dual Monarchy of Denmark-Norway (until 1814) and Denmark from 1690-1860, the period when sailing ships were at their zenith. The first part, on the construction of the vessels, was written by Hans Christian Bjerg, naval histoiran and a keeper of the Record Office, Copenhagen. It deals with shipbuilding at Holmen, the Naval Dockyard at Copenhagen, and the chief constructors to the navy and ship designers who worked there. The second part concerns the decoration of the vessels and is by an art historian, John Erichsen, who is a curator of the Copenhagen City Museum. He gives an account of the artists and craftsmen who carried out the decoration and the work which was done in the sculptors' workshop at Holmen. Their research is based on a study of the abundant archives of the Danish navy, which include a very large and valuable collection of drawings dating back to about 1690, and also the collections of the Orlogsmuseet (Naval Museum), Copenhagen, which contains many ornament and other ship models. In both sections of the book comparisons and parallels are drawn between the whole body of material, and reference made to conditions and fashions abroad when they throw light upon what was taking place in Denmark-Norway and Denmark in the field of ship construction and decoration."
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in blue cloth with stamped lettering with bright gilt edges and stamped pictorial design showing the ornamented stern of a ship to front cover. Volumes and slipcase are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated.
 
Lot 8346

$225

Title: The Heyday of Sail: The Merchant Ship, 1650-1830
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Robert Gardiner
Publisher: Chartwell Books Inc.
City: Edison, New Jersey
Year: 2000
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 175 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 12"
Condition / Notes: New volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 12 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 8347

$80

Title: Minnesota Farm
Artist: Arnold Blanch
Medium: Engraving
Features: Signature
Print Year: c1935
Width: 21.5" Height: 16.0"
Art Notes: Depicted are a house with a porch on the left, a large barn with silo behind it on the left and a number of farm animals and haystacks in the foreground. Various smaller buildings and large trees can be seen between house and farm and in the background.
Condition: This engraving shows no tears, creasing, or punctures. Artist's signature in pencil appears at lower right, "30 prints" at lower left, and title in mid-section. The name Barrett appears in pencil in lower left corner.
 
Lot 8348

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of history books and a Civil War year Harper's Weekly shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Quakerism, Puritanism, and piety, 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 8349

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of seven antique and modern coins shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes the following:

- An 1897 United States one cent piece, with an unusually thick rim.
- An 1874 United States one dollar gold coin.
- An 1872 United States five cent shield nickel.
- A 1945 United States mercury dime.
- Three modern foreign coins, including two pieces of 10 Mexican centavos, minted in 1979, and an unidentified gold-toned coin.

Condition / Notes: These coins generally show well with some age/wear. The 1874 dollar coin has a small hole drilled into the top, and the shield nickel shows more significant rubbing.
 
Lot 8350

$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 8351

$150

Title: Lectures on Slavery
Author: Benjamin Godwin
Publisher: James B. Dow
City: Boston
Year: 1836
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 258 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "From the London edition, with additions to the American edition."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with printed paper spine label. Covers show light wear, with sunning to spine and edges. Binding is tight. Doodling in pencil to front endpaper. Pages display foxing throughout.
 
Lot 8352

$55

Details: This lot includes the 6 original oil paintings shown in the corresponding image. This group contains works on canvas and on board, some of which appear to be studies. One of these paintings is signed by the artist William Fellini and bears the title "Houseboat" (measuring approximately 14" x 10"). 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: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Piece by William Fellini shows loss of upper right corner and along edges, with chipping and spotting to the painting.
 
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