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Lot 8147

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Frances Ridley Havergal's "Bells across the Snow" (E. P. Dutton, 1885) and "It Can Be Done: Poems of Inspiration" (George Sully, 1930). 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 8148

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Jesse Kellerman, Pat Conroy, and Ace Atkins, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 8149

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the books on American art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the exhibition catalogue for "Robert Rauschenberg Combines" (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2005) and "Larry Rivers: Art and Artist" (Bulfinch Press & Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2002). 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 8150

$80

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 8151

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books with deluxe bindings shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes mostly literature, some volumes were published by the Marchbanks Press, and some have slipcases. Some authors featured in this lot are Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Francis Bacon, and Byron. Also included is a limited edition copy of Donald G. Mitchell's "Reveries of a Bachelor." 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 8152

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes postcards, some of which are chromolithographs, real photos, and are embroidered, and militaria such as patches. Other items include publications about pistol and rifle marksmanship, tractor operating instructions, and poetry. 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 8153

$35

Title: Wooden Ship-Building
Author: Charles Desmond
Publisher: The Vestal Press Ltd Book Publishers
City: Vestal, New York
Year: 1984
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 224 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved volumes are bound in original illustrated wrappers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.  Please note that this lot contains 12 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 8154

$55

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 8155

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of antique advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes fuel company maps, several volumes of the "Swamp-Root Almanac," brewery coasters, an original Buckingham Smoking Tobacco tin, and several chromolithograph items, among others. 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 8156

$150

Title: Life on the Mississippi
Author: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel," and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age," and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature."
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 624 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, second state of this work, with corrections to pages 441 and 443.

Antique volume is bound in original brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is separated at several points between pages 320 and 353, with a number of pages detached. Front endpaper has previous owner's sticker in upper left corner and annotation in pencil to upper right. Lightly age-toned text block shows ever fainter and smaller water markings through first 70 pages. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 8157

$25

Details: This lot includes the three posters and artwork shown in the corresponding images. This group contains exhibition posters for Carol Summers Woodcuts (1967), Wayman Lew drawings (1969), a reproduction of "The Englishman at the Moulin Rouge" (n.d.) and an original colored print by an unknown artist (n.d.). 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 8158

$80

Title: The Frigate Diana
Author: David White
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1987
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series "Anatomy of the Ship." The DIANA was one of the few Royal Navy frigates for which nearly all records and drawings have survived, from its launching in 1794 to its decommissioning and sale to the Dutch in 1815. This volume offers close photographic studies of the several models that have survived, plus several score reconstructed detailed architectural drawings of her hull, deck plans, sail plan, stowage, armament, and outfitting.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.
Please note that this lot contains 24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are still in plastic wrapping.
 
Lot 8159

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller - Dated 1961 by Grove Press, Inc. - First Printing - In dust jacket.
- Diary of a Horse by Claire Goll - Dated 1956 by Thomas Yoseloff, Inc. - In dust jacket. Drawings by Marc Chagall.
- A Man in the Zoo by David Garnett - Dated 1924 by Alfred A. Knopf - First Edition
- The Cherry Orchard: A Comedy in Four Acts by Anton Chekhov - Dated 1923 by Brentanos Publishers
- The Possessed : A Play in Three Parts by Albert Camus - Dated 1960 by Alfred A. Knopf - First US Edition - In dust jacket.
- Being There by Jerzy Kosinski - Dated 1971 by The Bodley Head - First Edition - In dust jacket.
 
Lot 8160

$80

Title: The Naval Cutter Alert 1777
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1991
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 126 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: This is a title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.
Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 8161

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the books on French art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the tiles in this collection are Jean Adhemar's "Toulouse Lautrec: His Complete Lithographs and Drypoints" (Abrams) and the exhibition catalogue for "Henri Matisse: The Early Years in Nice, 1916-1930" (National Gallery of Art, 1986). 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 8162

$20

Details: This lot includes a large album containing original prescription notes from Binghamton doctors shown in the corresponding image(s). A label on the spine of this album reads "From L. F. Hamlin, Inc., Pharmacist." The album pages have handwritten prescriptions notes adhered to them, many of which appear on the letterhead of pharmacies, doctors, or pharmaceutical companies. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This album shows some advanced age/wear. The front cover is lacking, and the first few pages show some chipping and/or loss to the notes adhered to the pages. There is some edge wear to pages.
 
Lot 8163

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the first editions/printings by prominent authors shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this collection: "Penrod: His Complete Story" by Booth Tarkington (Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1931), "Mirthful Haven" by Booth Tarkington (Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1930), "Tar: A Midwest Childhood" by Sherwood Anderson (Boni & Liveright, 1926) and "The Fires of Spring" by James Michener (Random House, 1949). 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 8164

$55

Title: Steam Packets on the Chesapeake: A History of the Old Bay Line since 1840
Author: Alexander Crosby Brown
Publisher: Tidewater Publishers
City: Centreville, Maryland
Year: copyright 1961
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 192 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This is a later printing with no other date but that of copyright.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in dark gray cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Books and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photo reproductions.
Please note that this lot contains 24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but four of these are in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 8165

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of original dust jackets with unclipped prices shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains covers for George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four," James Salter's "The Hunters," Warren Miller's "The Cool World," John Edgar Wideman's "Hurry Home," Calvin Kentfield's "The Alchemist's Voyage," Vargas Llosa's "The TIme of the Hero," Tennessee Williams' "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone," James J. Braddock's "Relief to Royalty," Merle Miller's "That Winter," Wright Morris' "Man & Boy," Roald Dahl's "Someone Like You," and J. D. Salinger's "Nine Stories." 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 8166

$250

Title: The 32-Gun Frigate Essex
Author: Portia Takakjian
Publisher: Phoenix Publications, Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1990
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.
Please note that this lot contains 27 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 18 of these books are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 8167

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the first editions of books by Nobel Prize-winning American author William Faulkner shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the following titles: "Intruder in the Dust" (in intact dust jacket), "The Town," "The Mansion" and "A Fable." 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 8168

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of items relating to the Centennial Exposition of 1876 shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains illustrated pages from the World's Fair magazine, a print presenting a bird's eye view of the Centennial buildings and grounds, and another offering "The Centennial-Balloon View of the Grounds" (caption at top reads "Supplement to Harper's Weekly, September 30, 1876). 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: Print offering the "bird's eye view" and loose pages from magazine show small closed tears and water markings to edges. "Balloon view" is well preserved in shrink wrap, with crease from fold to mid-section, otherwise no tears, punctures or markings.
 
Lot 8169

$15

Title: Our Philippine Problem: A Study of American Colonial Policy
Author: Henry Parker Willis
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
City: New York
Year: 1905
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/479 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ruling to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear with small stains to upper right corner of front cover and to mid-section of spine. Binding is firm. Color map appears on front endpaper. Faint moisture markings to title page and margins of pages. Pages display rippling. Signature can be seen in top margin of title page. A small number of pages show underlining and marginalia in pencil.
 
Lot 8170

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of brass trench art and bullets shown in the corresponding image(s). There are ten individual pieces in this lot, which includes a bullet with a knife blade attached to the tip which is labeled "USS Ranger" and a stamped piece which reads "Sarajevo," among other items. This is one of several lots that we will be selling today which contain original World War II items from the estate of a U. S. Navy solider who fought in the Pacific theater. 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 pleasing condition, with some age/wear.
 
Lot 8171

$20

Title: The Life of George Washington; with Curious Anecdotes, Equally Honorable to Himself and Exemplary to His Young Countrymen
Author: M. L. Weems - Mason Locke Weems, generally known as Parson Weems, was an American book agent and author. He is best known as the source of some of the apocryphal stories about George Washington. The famous tale of the cherry tree ("I cannot tell a lie, I did it with my little hatchet") is included in "The Life of Washington" (1800), Weems' most famous work. This nineteenth-century bestseller depicted Washington's virtues and provided an entertaining and morally instructive tale for the youth of the young nation.

Weems was born on October 11, 1759 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He studied theology in London and was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1784. He worked as a minister in Maryland in various capacities from 1784 to 1792. Financial hardship forced Weems to seek additional employment, and he began working as a traveling book agent. Weems married Frances Ewell in 1795 and established a household in Dumfries, Virginia. He had a small bookstore in Dumfries that now houses the Weems–Botts Museum, but he continued to travel extensively, selling books and preaching.

Dumfries is not far from Pohick Church, part of Truro Parish, in Lorton, Virginia, where both George Washington and his father Augustine had worshipped in pre-Revolutionary days. Weems would later inflate this Washington connection and promote himself as the former "rector of Mount-Vernon parish".

Publisher: Joseph Allen
City: Philadelphia
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 244 pages plus 46 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "Published by Joseph Allen, and Sold by Lippincott, Grambo & Co."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth . Book shows external wear concentrated at extremities. Rear cover and rear edge of spine show spotting. Binding is sound. Pages show foxing. Illustrated with six engravings, including frontispiece portrait of Washington.  All called-for plates are present.
 
Lot 8172

$120

Title: The 74-Gun Ship Bellona
Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1989
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This is a title in the series Anatomy of a Ship.
Condition / Notes: New volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these are in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 8173

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of nine issues of the Evergreen Review from the early sixties shown in the corresponding image(s). Numbers present in this collection are 8, 14, 15, 25, 27-31. 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 8174

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique art folios shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains two volumes of "The Gibson Book" with drawings by Charles Dana Gibson (R. H. Russell, 1906/1907) and "Thirty Favorite Paintings by Leading American Artists" (P. F. Collier & Son, 1908) with reproductions of works by such artists as Maxfield Parrish, Frederic Remington, J. C. Leyendecker and Howard Chandler Christy. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show significant external wear. Binding of the second volume of Gibson set is detaching, with a number of pages now loose. Drawings in the set are clean and unmarked. Plates in third volume show foxing.
 
Lot 8175

$10

Title: Chappaqua
Artist:
Medium: Poster
Features: Original
Print Year: 1968
Width: 29.5" Height: 42.0"
Art Notes: This is an original 1968 UK poster for the US film "Chappaqua." It shows one of the stars, Paula Pritchett. The film was made in 1966 at the vanguard of the Counter-culture movement and was a semi-autobiographical tale about Conrad Rooks, who moved to Paris in order to undergo treatment for his drug addiction. The film is shot with flashbacks to San Francisco and the nascent psychedelic movement.

Subtitle reads:
"afilmbyconradbrookswithconradrooksjean-louisbarraultwilliamburroughtsallenginsbergravishanka-paulapritchettornettecolemanmoondogthefugs."

"345 Paula Pritchett" appears along lower left-hand side of poster above copyright statement in small print (1968 Personality Posters Mfg. Co. Inc.74 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10011).

Condition: Poster shows small tears and chipping along edges of bottom half of poster, with minor loss of material at lower corners and a pin hole per upper corner. Poster has not been folded.
 
Lot 8176

$550

Title: A Set of Six
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Methuen & Co.
City: London
Year: 1908
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 310 pages plus 40 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is a scarce first edition of this work inscribed by Joseph Conrad to John Charles Tarver. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "J. C. Traver / a (illegible word) / from J.C. / 1908." Tarver and Conrad corresponded. Tarver was a biographer of Flaubert.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped lettering to front cover. Book shows rubbing to covers and chipping with loss of material at head of spine. Tightly-bound volume is slightly cocked. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
 
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