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Lot 8177

$25

Title: Landscape
Artist: Claude Joseph Vernet
Medium: Engraving
Features: Original
Print Year: 1775
Width: 19.25" Height: 14.25"
Condition: This original engraving shows darkening along edges. Image is bright and clean. No tears, creasing, or punctures are visible. The word "Prova" is written in ink in the lower left corner.
 
Lot 8178

$120

Details: This lot includes the pair of antique Pennsylvania land deeds on vellum shown in the corresponding images. These 1789 deeds are signed by Pennsylvania statesman and Revolutionary War patriot Charles Biddle (1745-1821) and Thomas McAllen. Charles Biddle was part of a ruling committee for Pennsylvania that included Benjamin Franklin. He was a part of the "inner-elite" of that period's government and leaders, and is considered the key person in creating a court system within the newly formed county of Northampton.

The Luzerne Co. was a very controversial piece of real estate during this time. It was during this period that it was formed and broken away from Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and the claiming of key pieces of land within the county were being disputed by Connecticut as belonging to them.

These documents have state seals affixed to top left corner and measure approximately 15.75" x 13.75". Also included is a frame which provides viewing from both sides. The frame measures 26" by 38". The documents require mounting from within.

Condition / Notes: Both documents show creasing from folding and smudging to bottom margins. Neither shows tears, punctures or markings not pertinent to document.
 
Lot 8179

$15

Title: All round the Clock
Author: Robert Ellice Mack
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company
City: New York
Year: circa 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 64 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in pictorial paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear concentrated at extremities. Hinges are cracked. Pages show occasional smudging to edges. Illustrated by Harriett M. Bennett with bright color lithographs throughout.
 
Lot 8180

$80

Title: The War of the Worlds
Author: H. G. Wells - Herbert George "H.G." Wells was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books and rules for war games. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction".

Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as the beginning of the First World War) sympathizing with pacifist views. His later works became increasingly political and didactic, and he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of "Journalist." Many of his novels, particularly those of his middle period (19001920), had nothing to do with science fiction. They described lower-middle class life (Kipps; The History of Mr Polly), and this work sometimes led Wells to be touted as a worthy successor to Charles Dickens. Wells also wrote abundantly about the "New Woman" and the Suffragettes

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1900
Printing Information: Other - see description
Book Details: "The War of the Worlds" (1898), a science fiction novel by Herbert George Wells, is the first-person narrative of an unnamed protagonist's adventures in London and the countryside southwest of London as Earth is invaded by Martians. Written in 1895-1897, it is one of the earliest stories that details a conflict between mankind and an alien race.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second U.S. edition, with frontispiece and 7 illustrations by Warwick Goble.

Antique book is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt and black lettering and gilt decorative designs. Book shows damage to foot of spine, with loss of material and fraying. Covers show light staining. Previous owner's name is stamped on front pastedown. Pages show sporadic light foxing that is more noticeable at edges of plates. All called-for plates are present.
 
Lot 8181

$30

Title: The Encantadas or, Enchanted Isles
Author: Herman Melville - Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel "Moby-Dick" and the posthumous novella "Billy Budd." His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, "Typee," becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially "Moby-Dick," which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.
Publisher: William P. Wreden
City: Burlingame, California
Year: 1940
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/118 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: Contains an introduction, critical epilogue & bibliographical notes by Victor Wolfgang von Hagen.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this Melville title, one of 550 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press in San Francisco.

Volume is bound in cloth-backed decorated boards with spine label printed in red. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and crisp, with bright illustrations and illustrated initials by Mallette Dean.
 
Lot 8182

$40

Title: Captain Cook's Endeavour
Author: Karl Heinz Marquardt
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1995
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 136 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of a Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Book and dust jacket are as new. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 6 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these are in original plastic wrapping.
 
Lot 8183

$110

Details: This lot includes the copy of "Stieglitz Memorial Portfolio, 1864-1946" shown in the corresponding image. This material, published by Twice a Year Press, contains photographic prints . It lacks prints 1, 2, and 4 and contains many duplicates of some (especially number 18). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Only top board of portfolio is present. Water stain is visible on paper label with title. Prints are well preserved.
 
Lot 8184

$50

Title: A Buccaneer's Atlas: Basil Ringrose's South Sea Waggoner. A Sea Atlas and Sailing Directions of the Pacific Coast of the Americas 1682
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Derel Howse, Norman J. W. Thrower
Publisher: University of California Press
City: Berkeley
Year: 1992
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/314 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in purple cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated. Dust jacket displays light wear and small closed tear at top edge of front panel.
 
Lot 8185

$90

Title: The Royal Yacht Caroline, 1749
Author: Giorgio Osculati, Sergio Bellabarba
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1989
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are as new (with the exception of small tear to spine of a single volume). Profusely illustrated with plans and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 12 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 8186

$175

Title: The Colonial Merchantman Susan Constant, 1605
Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 22 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 8 of these are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 8187

$15

Details: This lot includes the pair of large silhouette figures on paper shown in the corresponding images. Both stylized full-body silhouettes are of musicians in formal attire, one playing the violin, the other a horn. No information is available regarding artist or date of creation. Each of these pieces measures approximately 28" x 44". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These pieces show light creasing, with no tears, folds or markings.
 
Lot 8188

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of original lithographs by Lawrence Barrett shown in the corresponding images. This collection includes the pieces showing eagles in repose, perched on rocks, and, in two images, overlooking the landscape below. The largest of these shows an eagle looking to the sky and observing a fleet of what appear to be military aircraft passing. This work bears the initials L. B. in bottom left corner of margin. The name E. Josephine Saylor appears in pencil at top of right side. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These original lithographs are well preserved and show no tears, creasing, punctures. The largest piece displays light foxing to margins.
 
Lot 8189

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

- Des wohlehrwurdigen Joseph Pergmayrs, weiland Priesters aus der Gesellschaft Jesu, geistliche Grundsatze und verschiedene Unterrichte, welche in und ausser den gewohnlichen Exercitien von geistlichen Personen, und andern ihres Heils und der Vollkommenheit beflissenen Seelen, ja auch von den Seelsorgern mit grossem Nutzen gebraucht werden konnen; sammt einem kurzen Inhalt und nutzlichen Register zum Drucke befordert von Ignaz Steur, Director der WW. Ehrwurdigen Frauen Urselinerinnen zu Landshut in Baiern. Sechste Auflage by Ignaz Steur, Joseph Pergmayr Edited by Ignaz Steur - Dated 1787 by Verlag bey Ignaz Wagners sel. Sohnen - See other volume for condition description.

- Des wohlehrwurdigen Joseph Pergmayrs, weiland Priesters aus der Gesellschaft Jesu, grundliche Erwagungen ewiger Wahrheiten, welche er in seinem Leben geistlichen Gemeinden in den gewohnlichen Exercitien beygebracht nun aber mit einem Vorbericht und deutlichen Inhalt zum Druck begleitet hat Ferdinand Reisner, ehemaliger offentlicher Lehrer der heiligen Schrift und der dogmatischen Gottesgelehrtheit in Munchen, ist wirklicher geistlicher Rath Seiner Hochfurstlichen Gnaden Bischofen zu Freysing; dann Pfarrvikarius zu Oderdorfen, und des neuerrichteten Seminariums zu Dorfen Regens. Siebente, durchausverbesserte, und mit einem Register vermehrte Auflage by Ferdinand Reisner, Joseph Pergmayr Edited by Ferdinand Reisner - Dated 1788 by Ignaz Wagners sel. Buchhandlung.

Antique volume bound in blind-stamped full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine labels. Book shows external wear, with cracking to upper half of front spine edge and rubbing to boards. One of two clasps present, damaged and attached by string. Book is solidly bound. Pages show water markings at lower margin. Two volumes bound as one.
 
Lot 8190

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of bibliographies and literary studies shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains bibliographies of Maugham, Mary McCarthy, Edna St. Vincent Millay, volumes of the Fitzgerald/Hemingway Annual for 1969 and 1970, Bertram D. Sarason's "Hemingway and The Sun Set" (National Cash Register Company, 1972), "The Leonard L. Milberg Collection of American Poetry" and "American Diaries: An Annotated Bibliography of American Diaries Written Prior to the Year 1861 (University of California Press, 1945). 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 8191

$300

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of theology and history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes some which are antique and/or leather. 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 8192

$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 8193

$55

Title: The Discovery of America. The Voyage of 1492. Columbus
Author: Edith Nesbit - Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland) was an English author and poet whose children's works were published under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a precursor to the modern Labour Party.
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
City: London
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 14" Height: 18.25"
Book Details: Poem by Edith Nesbit illustrated by Will and Frances Brundage & J. Pauline Sunter.
Condition / Notes: This folio volume is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening to edges and staining to borders of spine. Volume is disbound. Foxing visible on blank preliminary pages. Loose pages show occasional finger smudging and light foxing to margins. Illustrated with vignettes and plates by Will and Frances Brundage & J. Pauline Sunter, including color-pictorial title and 5 color lithograph plates. Illustrations remain clean.
 
Lot 8194

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of exhibition catalogues, brochures, pamphlets and flyers shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the artists and topics represented in this collection are August Sander, J. M. W. Turner, Hans Richter, Picasso, Bonnard, Georges Rouault, Gauguin, Milton Avery, Joseph Stella, Art Deco, the Duncan Phillips collection, and the Harriman collection. 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 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 8195

$40

Title: Childhood Valley: The Favourite Songs of Childhood with New Pictures in Color
Author: John Lawson
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co.
City: New York
Year: circa 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in pictorial paper-covered boards. Boards show rubbing, edges display wear, with bumped corners showing minor loss of material. Book is tightly bound. Pages show occasional smudging to edges. Illustrated with bright chromolithographs throughout.
 
Lot 8196

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are T. E. Lawrence's "Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph" (Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1935) and Wyndham Lewis' "Filibusters in Barbary" (National Travel Club, 1932). 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 8197

$130

Details: This lot includes the pair of original engravings by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi shown in the corresponding image. This material has been professionally matted and pieces are protected by tissue guards. Each features architectural plans and drawings of ruins, with passages of text in Italian below. Larger piece is plate XL "Sepulcro anonimo al prima miglio" from the second volume of "Le antichita romane" (1756) and measures approximately 30" x 24". The other is numbered LIX and measures approximately 17.25" x 22.25". These pieces are from the collection of John Applegate. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved original engravings and matting show no tears, creasing, punctures or markings.
 
Lot 8198

$60

Details: This lot includes the material relating to the Chicago Columbian World's Fair shown in the corresponding images. This group contains an 1893 poster, pamphlet containing the program for the "Dedication of the Buildings of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Friday, October 21st, 1892," newspapers, maps, advertisements, a copy of The Youth's Companion from 1893. 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.
 
Lot 8199

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the mid-19th century private binding of sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains music for flute.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine shows significant wear, with chipping and loss of material. Boards display darkening and staining. Front board is detaching. Previous owner's name appears on title page, just above title. Pages show varying degrees of foxing.
 
Lot 8200

$55

Title: French Riviera Villages
Author: Virginia Thompson
Publisher: Mitchell Kennerley Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.25" Height: 12"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in publisher's buckram with printed paper labels to spine and front cover. Covers show mild edgewear. Book is tightly bound, with pictorial endpapers. Interior is clean and fresh, with bright color illustrations and photographic plates. Illustrated with aquatints by Augusta Rathbone and photographs by Juliet Thompson.
 
Lot 8201

$60

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's 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 8202

$130

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage "Saturday Evening Post" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 31 magazines in this lot, which date primarily from the 1930s, along with five issues from the 1940's. 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 generally show well with some age/wear indications. Some volumes show edge wear, with some chipping and/or loss along spine.
 
Lot 8203

$175

Title: Family
Artist: Emilio Amero
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Original
Print Year: 1948
Width: 13.25" Height: 17.0"
Art Notes: Image of a couple and a child, with the two adults under what seems to be a blanket, looking to one side, while child sits in front, to one side, reaching up and looking up to the other side. One of the adults holds what seems to be a toy in a hand that lies in the foreground, at a distance from the child, who has his back turned to it.
Condition: Original lithograph shows no tears, creasing, puncture or markings.
 
Lot 8204

$175

Title: The Collected Writings of Alvin Lustig
Author: Alvin Lustig - Alvin Lustig was an American graphic designer and typeface designer. He studied at Los Angeles City College, Art Center, and independently with Frank Lloyd Wright and Jean Charlot. He began designing for books in 1937. In 1944 he became Director of Visual Research for Look Magazine. He also designed for Fortune, New Directions and Girl Scouts of America. He began teaching in 1945.

Lustig developed diabetes as a teenager. He later went blind as a result of diabetes in 1954. He developed Kimmelstiel-Wilson syndrome, an incurable kidney disease connected to diabetes. Lustig died at the age of 40 of diabetes related complications on December 4, 1955. He was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 1986.
Editor: Holland R. Melson
Publisher: Holland R. Melson
City: New Haven
Year: 1958
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 94 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This is a rare first edition of this work, with introduction by Philip Johnson, chronology, and list of articles by and on Alvin Lustig.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black paper-covered boards with white lettering to spine and portrait of Lustig on front board. Book shows edgewear, with bumped outside corners to front board that show minor fraying. Rear board shows minor loss of material. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings.
 
Lot 8205

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of smoking-related estate items shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes matches, cigarette cases, lighters, a metal ashtray, and pipes, 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.
 
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