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Lot 8206

$30

Title: Journal of the Printing-Office at Strawberry Hill. Now First Printed from the MS. of Horace Walpole. With Notes by Paget Toynbee
Author: Horace Walpole - Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, south-west London where he revived the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors, and for his Gothic novel, "The Castle of Otranto." Along with the book, his literary reputation rests on his Letters, which are of significant social and political interest. He was the son of Sir Robert Walpole, and cousin of the 1st Viscount Nelson.

Publisher: Constable and Company Limited and Houghton Mifflin Company
City: London
Year: 1923
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/150 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in publisher's leather-backed paper-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine label. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Light rippling to upper and lower margins of portrait frontispiece. Illustrated with eleven other plates in heliotype or photogravure, including tipped in facsimile plates.
 
Lot 8207

$35

Title: Prospectus for a Direct Railway Line between New York and Boston, Issued the New York and Boston Rapid Transit Co.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The New York and Boston Rapid Transit Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 24 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Pamphlet divided into the following sections: Important Facts and Statistics, An Estimate of Earnings, For Local Business Only, Not a Parallel Road, Construction and Cost, The New York & Boston Rapid Transit Company, Reviewed and Revised, An Important Track, The Work Well Done, Gen. McAlpine's Endorsement, Engineer Rotch's Endorsement, Further Details, Summary of Cost, Rolling Stock, Transportation Statistics, Tributary Railway Lines, Population Accommodated and Valuable Testimony.
Condition / Notes: Antique pamphlet is bound in original wrappers. Covers show creasing and light soiling. Pages also show creasing and foxing to title page and final page of text.
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Lot 8208

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the stated first edition and first printing crime fiction in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are David Ely's "Trot: A Novel of Suspense," Laurence Meynell's "Virgin Luck," and Marie Blizard's "The Watch Sinister." 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 8209

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

- Aubrey's Brief Lives. Edited from the Original Manuscripts and with a Life of John Aubrey by Oliver Lawson Dick. by Oliver Lawson Dick, John Aubrey Edited by Oliver Lawson Dick - Dated 1957 by University of Michigan Press - Second printing. In dust jacket.
- The New Spirit by Havelock Ellis - Dated 1969 by Kraus Reprint Co.
- Isak Dinesen: A Memorial by Clara Svendsen - Dated 1965 by Random House - First Printing - In dust jacket
- Artifex: Sketches and Ideas by Richard Aldington - Dated 1936 by Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc. - First Edition - In dust jacket.
- The Female Imagination by Patricia Meyer Spacks - Dated 1975 by Alfred A. Knopf - First Edition - In dust jacket.
 
Lot 8210

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the works of literature present in this collection are an elegantly bound volume of Laurence Sterne's "A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy" (Lippincott, 1887, with illustrations by Maurice Leloir) and "The Poetical Works of Robert Burns" (Oxford University Press, 1923) bound in three-quarter leather. 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 8211

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains7 volumes of the "Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library" (1955-1961, and volume 1963-1964) and the 1964 "Bookman's Guide to Americana" (Scarecrow Press). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Books are well preserved and show only light shelfwear.
 
Lot 8212

$20

Title: The Floating Opera
Author: John Barth - John Simmons Barth is an American novelist and short-story writer, known for the postmodernist and metafictive quality of his work.
Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1956
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 280 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in brown cloth with black lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Front flyleaf has been excised. Interior is clean and fresh.
 
Lot 8213

$55

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of collectible estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8214

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique decorative magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are "Cosmopolitan," "Photoplay," "McCall's," "The American Magazine," "Judge," and "The Mentor," among others. There are twelve magazines in this lot, which are primarily dated in the 1920-1930s. These magazines have beautifully illustrated color front and rear covers. 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 8215

$120

Details: This lot includes the group of Asian souvenirs, money, and games shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes risque items such as a bottle opener in the silhouette of a woman's body, playing cards, porcelain teacups a vase, and Asian currency, 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. 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 8216

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the first American editions/printings by prominent authors shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the following titles: "The Plumed Serpent" by D. H. Lawrence (Knopf, 1926), "The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories" by D. H. Lawrence (Knopf, 1928), "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque (Little, Brown and Company, 1929), "Adventures of a Young Man" by John Dos Passos (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939) and "The Ivory Tower" by Henry James (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8217

$35

Details: This lot includes the plated metal, silk-lined dresser box shown in the corresponding image(s). The box lid is stamped with D. P. & S., 1912. This is believed to stand for the Dallas, Pacific, & Southeastern Railroad. The bottom of the box is stamped "25th Anniversary, Sept. 1912." The box measures about 3" wide and 2.5" tall.

The original plan, at the turn of the last century, was to connect Dallas to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The railroad managed to survey and grade about seventy miles, from downtown, past Letot, Grapevine, Roanoke, Rhome, and west to the Wise-Jack County line. Then, the railroad ran out of money and the grade sat dormant until the state bought most of it to build what became State Highway 114. The portion into downtown was used for the Northwest Highway Connector/Harry Hines Boulevard.

Condition / Notes: This box generally show well, with some external age/wear, concentrated at high points.
 
Lot 8218

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of personal 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 grooming items such as a razor kit, boot polish and a brush, a metal soap caddy, and a shoe horn, in addition to a blue drawstring bag labeled as a convalescent kit from the American Red Cross, 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 pleasing condition, with some age/wear.
 
Lot 8219

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the books on art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Howard Hodgkin Paintings" (Abrams, 1995) and "Artists' Lithographs: A World History from Senefelder to the Present Day" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1970). 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 8220

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage men's magazines, including some which are risque, shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are "Men Only," "Club Man," "Scene," "Escapade," "Nugget," and "Topper," among others. There are eleven magazines in this lot, which are primarily from the 1940s and 1950s. 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.
 
Lot 8221

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Ship Model Builder's Assistant by Charles G. Davis - Dated 1926 by Marine Research Society - First Edition - Mint copy of the first trade edition in well-preserved dust jacket.

- The Built-Up Ship Model by Charles G. Davis - Dated 1933 by Marine Research Society - First Edition - Publication number 25 of the Marine Research Society. Mint copy of the trade edition in well-preserved dust jacket.
 
Lot 8222

$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 8223

$80

Title: Tender Is the Night
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald - Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: "This Side of Paradise," "The Beautiful and Damned," "Tender is the Night" and his most famous, "The Great Gatsby." A fifth, unfinished novel, "The Love of the Last Tycoon," was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.

Novels such as "The Great Gatsby" and "Tender is the Night" were made into films, and in 1958 his life from 19371940 was dramatized in "Beloved Infidel."
Publisher: The Grey Walls Press
City: London
Year: 1953
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxii/418 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: First British of this new edition with the author's final revisions and a preface by Malcolm Cowley.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in light brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Strip of tanning from offsetting of binding materials at inner margins of flyleaves (endemic to this edition), otherwise book and pictorial dust jacket (designed by Edward Pagram) are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8224

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of ship modeling reference books in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). These are all titles written by Harold A. Underhill and published by Brown, Son and Ferguson, Ltd. 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 8225

$30

Details: This lot includes the original Civil War-era broadside shown in the corresponding image(s). Entitled "Carrier Boy's New Year's Address to the Patriots of the Branch County Gazette" this antique notice presents a long poem by a carrier or newspaper delivery boy that makes a number of references to the ongoing conflict. The name of the Michigan town and date appear under title (Coldwater, January 1, 1862). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This large sheet shows foxing to margins, with folded corners and horizontal and vertical creases from folding. Previous owner's name appears in ink under name of town and date. This items shows no tears or perforations.
 
Lot 8226

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

- The Works of the English Poets with Prefaces, Biographical and Critical by Samuel Johnson - Dated 1790 by J. Buckland et al. Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No - Volumes 12 and 39. Bound in full leather. Books show external wear. Interiors are clean and without markings.
- Poems, Chiefly of the Lyric Kind in Three Books by Isaac Watts - Dated 1813 by Jepthah Shedd and Co. - Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows significant external wear, with cracking along spine edges and rubbing and staining to boards.
- Marching On by James Boyd - Dated 1927 by Charles Scribner's Sons - First Printing - Intact dust jacket shows small tears to edges.
- Creatures by Padraic Colum - Dated 1927 by The Macmillan Company - First Edition - Boards show light soiling. Hinges are cracked. Interior is clean and without markings.
 
Lot 8227

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of travel-related ephemera and antique photographs shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes photographs depicting U. S. Army troops, the Yerba Buena ship, a 1907 reunion of the Roberts family, and individual portraits, among others. Travel ephemera included in this lot consists of a framed illustration of Moraine Lake, and brochures and books about Japan, Montreal, and the Rockies, among other items. 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. Some of the photographs have residue on the back side from being removed from album pages.
 
Lot 8228

$30

Title: The Parthenon: Its Science of Forms
Author: Robert W. Gardner
Publisher: The New York University Press
City: New York
Year: 1925
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 35 pages
Width: 14.5" Height: 20.25"
Book Details: Architectural diagrams of the Parthenon on eleven plates.  This is scarce well-preserved copy of only 700 printed "from Linotype slugs for The New York University Press at The Printing House of William Edwin Rudge New York City."
Condition / Notes: Antique folio is bound in gray cloth-backed boards with gilt gilt lettering to front cover. Books shows light shelfwear, with faint small stain to upper right corner of front cover. Interior is clean and fresh. Striking full-page illustrations are bright.
 
Lot 8229

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this group are signed first editions of Dana Thomas Bowen's "Memories of the Lakes" and "Shipwrecks of the Lakes," an inscribed copy of Maideh Mazda's "In a Persian Kitchen" and Albert Lavignac's "Music and Musicians" (Henry Holt, 1903). 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 8230

$200

Title: Cogs, Caravels and Galleons: The Sailing Ship, 1000-1650
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Robert Gardiner
Publisher: Chartwell Books Inc.
City: Edison, New Jersey
Year: 2000
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 188 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 8231

$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 8232

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the photography books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Paul Strand: An American Vision" (National Gallery of Art, 1990) and Beaumont Newhall's " Focus: Memoirs of a Life in Photography" (Bulfinch Press, 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 8233

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of French-language books and titles by French authors shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection consists of first and early printings of the works of Jules Romains by Alfred A. Knopf in scarce dust jackets, a copy of "Max Ernst: Oeuvre Sculpte, 1913-1961" (Le Point Cardinal, 1961), a first edition of Romain Gary's "Les racines du ciel" (Gallimard, 1956), and Gaston Bachelard's "La philosophie du non" (Presses Universitaires de France, 1949). 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 8234

$100

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

- 1863 merchant token for Geo. E. Curtis Leather & Findings in Detroit,.
- 1863 merchant token for H. Rans, dealer in clothing from Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
- 1863 Civil War token, which features George Washington's profile in front of two crossed flags, with the word "exchange" on the rear.
- Brass token marked 2/35 from the Civil War era.
- Brass five cent trade token from the Civil War era.

Condition / Notes: These tokens generally show well, with some age/wear. The George Washington token in particular shows some rubbing concentrated at the outer edges of the coin's front and rear surfaces.
 
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