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Lot 1084

$275
Title: Madeleine: An Autobiography
Author: Madeleine Blair
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1919 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this autobiography of an American prostitute and madam who arrived in Winnipeg to ply her trade at the turn of the 20th century, with many observations on prostitution, and, on prairie life at the time. This edition contains an introduction by Judge Ben B. Lindsey.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 329 pages.
Lot 1085

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on U.S. history:

- Simon Kenton: His Life and Period, 1755-1836 by Edna Kenton - Dated 1988 by Ayer Company, Publishers, Inc. (Salem, NH) - Reprint of 1930 original edition.
- The Watchman's Clock in America: A Brief History by Philip H. Haselton - Dated 1993 by Privately published by the author - In wrappers. Fold-out chart showing significant watchmakers
- The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution by Benson J. Lossing - Dated 1972 by Charles E. Tuttle Co. (Rutland, VT) - Two volume set in slip case with dustjackets. Reprint of 1859 original edition.
- Trial of Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, on Impeachment by the House of Representatives for High Crimes and Misdemeanors - Dated 1868 by Order of the Senate (Washington) - Three volume set. Ex-Library, in library issued dustjackets. First volume lacking title page.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1088

$55
Title: The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History
Author: John Lothrop Motley
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Printing Year: 1855
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with paper spine labels and gilt top page edges, this antique set is a scarce history of the Netherlands by one of the leading American historians of the nineteenth century, John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877). The volumes show external age/wear, with moisture markings to boards and rippling to pages of two of the three pages. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
Lot 1089

$90
This very large shelf lot includes the group of literary titles 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 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. 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 1090

$130
Title: Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry into Its Laws and Consequences
Author: Francis Galton
Publisher: Macmillan and Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1869 First Edition

Condition/Details: Rebacked in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing to front board, this antique volume is a very scarce original edition of this seminal work by "The Father of Eugenics." Sir Francis Galton FRS (February 16, 1822 January 17, 1911), half-cousin of Charles Darwin, was an English Victorian polymath, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician. He was knighted in 1909.

Galton had a prolific intellect, and produced over 340 papers and books throughout his lifetime. He also created the statistical concept of correlation and widely promoted regression toward the mean. He was the first to apply statistical methods to the study of human differences and inheritance of intelligence, and introduced the use of questionnaires and surveys for collecting data on human communities, which he needed for genealogical and biographical works and for his anthropometric studies.

He was a pioneer in eugenics, coining the very term itself and the phrase "nature versus nurture." "Hereditary Genius" (1869) was the first social scientific attempt to study genius and greatness. Galton was interested at first in the question of whether human ability was hereditary, and proposed to count the number of the relatives of various degrees of eminent men. If the qualities were hereditary, he reasoned, there should be more eminent men among the relatives than among the general population. He obtained his data from various biographical sources and compared the results that he tabulated in various ways. This pioneering work was described in detail in this book.

The work is illustrated with one (of two) folding tables. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Foxing does appear on first and final page. Antique bookplate is pasted to top of front cover. Previous owner's name is written across title page. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 390 pages plus 55 pages of publisher's catalogue.
Lot 1091

$120
This shelf lot includes the group of rare antique bookends shown in the corresponding image. There are seven pairs of bookends depicting a variety of themes including President Lincoln reading to a boy, a young woman under a tree, an American eagle, a floral pattern, and an academic emblem. The bookends are made of cast metal, hammered metal, and brass. The bookends depicting President Lincon are made of iron, and depict Lincoln reading to his youngest son, Tad (1853-1871). Signed P. Muller (sculptor) on front. Inscribed on back, with initials or shopmark MP. Age related wear to finish.

Pieces show beautifully with some aging. These bookends range in height from 4.5" to 8.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $36.50. This is one of several lots of bookends. See the rest of the catalog for more details.
Lot 1092

$55
Title: History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor Connecticut 1635-1891
Author: Henry R. Stiles
Publisher: Lockwood & Brainard
Printing Year: 1891

Condition/Details: Maroon cloth library binding with bright gilt lettering and top page edges, this antique volume is a scarce history of Windsor, Conn., and it surrounding areas. The work is illustrated with photographs, maps and drawings of many important figures and places from the town's history. The volume shows external age/wear. It is solidly bound with clean pages. The first and last page bare the stamp of a historical society. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10.5" and contains 950 pages.
Lot 1095

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut theology and history obtained from a historical society library:

- Catalogue of the Members of the Congregational Church - Dated 1860 by Manning, Platt & Co. - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Manual of the Congregational Church, Westchester, Connecticut - Dated 1900 by E. H. Cook - Original wrappers secured in pamphlet binder.
- The 150th Anniversary of the Organization of the Congregational Church in Columbia, Conn. - Dated 1867 by Case, Lockwood & Co. - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- An Address Delivered at Mashapaug Lake, Before the Citizens of Union, Conn., and the Neighboring Towns, At Their Temperance Celebration by Charles Hammond - Dated 1853 by C. Buckingham Webb - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- A Sermon Preached at the Rededication of the Congregational Church, in Union, Conn. by Charles Hammond - Dated 1867 by Samuel Bowles and Company - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Union in 1803 by Solomon Wales - Dated 1954 by The Acorn Club of Connecticut - Original wrappers secured in pamphlet binder.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1096

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles by or about Walt Whitman in exceptional conditional:

- Walt Whitman as Man, Poet and Friend by Charles N. Elliot - Dated 1915 by Richard G. Badger - Limited edition #18 of 500
- Two Prefaces by Walt Whitman - Dated 1926 by Doubleday Page - First edition, original dustjacket, introduction by Christopher Morley
- Two Prefaces by Walt Whitman - Dated 1926 by Doubleday Page - First edition, original dustjacket, introduction by Christopher Morley
- Walt Whitman in Mickle Street by Elizabeth Leavitt Keller - Dated 1921 by Mitchell Kennerly - Limited edition, original dustjacket, gilt top page edges
- Whitman and Traubel by William English Walling - Dated 1916 by Albert and Charles Boni

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in exceptional condition with little age/wear indications.
Lot 1097

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on history:

- The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus by Washington Irving - Dated 1834 by N. and J. White - Small leather bound. Some wear to spine, boards and pages.
- The North American Review - Dated 1839 by Ferdinand Andrews (Boston) - Marbled boards with quarter binding and marbled page edges. Gilt embossing on spine. Volume 49. Some wear to spine and corners.
- View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam - No date provided, by Harper & Brothers - Marbled boards with half binding. Gilt embossing on spine. Lacking front free end-papers. Slight water markings.
- Maine Rubicon: Downeast Settlers During the American Revolution by John Howard Ahlin - Dated 1966 by Calais Advertiser Press (Calais, ME) - Stated first edition in dustjacket. Jacket shows some wear.
- Sixty Years of Saint Lawrence - Dated 1916 by St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) - Gilt embossing on spine. Some water markings on spine and boards.
- Census of the State of New York for 1865 by Franklin B. Hough - Dated 1867 by Charles Van Benthuysen & Sons (Albany) - Oversized, with marbled boards and three quarter binding. Gilt embossing on spine. Front and rear boards detached, spine shows wear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1100

$70
Title: Abhandlungen zur Geschichte und Quellenkunde der Stadt Wien
Editor: Verein fur die Geschichte der Stadt Wien
Publisher: Verlag des Vereines fur die Geschichte der Stadt Wien
Printing Years: 1917 - 1934
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of treatises on the history of Vienna by the Association for the History of Vienna. This set contains volumes I to V of the series published by the association. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 10".
Lot 1101

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique literary reference titles:

- Ivory Apes and Peacocks by James Huneker - Dated 1916 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- Literature in the Making Presented by Joyce Kilmer - Dated 1917 by Harper & Brothers
- Characteristics of English Poets: From Chaucer to Shirley by William Minto - Dated 1889 by Ginn & Company
- Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton - Dated 1903 by The Macmillan Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1102

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative antique German-language books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books feature such decorative elements gilt lettering, elaborate debossing, decorative paper-covered boards, and particularly attractive is a five-volume hardcover set and a five-volume, uniformly-bound ancient art chap book group. 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. 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 1105

$15
Title: A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents
Publisher: Bureau of National Literature
Printing Year: 1897
Number of Volumes: Complete 11 volume set

Notes: A decorative set bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing and gilted page edges, this antique set is a scarce collection of all Presidential proclamations, addresses, messages and communications to Congress, excepting those nominating persons to office and those which simply transmit treaties. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are mostly solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. Some wear and taping to spines has occurred. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.75".
Lot 1106

$110
Title: Departmental Ditties, Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: United States Book Company successors to John W. Lovell
Printing Year: 1890 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a rare original American edition of Kipling's first published collection of verse. First issue can be identified by "Lovell" at bottom of the spine. This well-preserved volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 270 pages.
Lot 1107

$100
Oak Stacking Barrister Bookcase
Condition/Details: This unit is the first of several stacking barrister sectional bookcases in the auction. The unit is made of oak, and is six sections high, with a top and base. The unit includes the original paper label from the Gunn Bookcase Company of Grand Rapids, which states that the bookcase was finished in finish #15. The piece is solid with some age wear indications. The unit measures approximately 34.25" wide by 12.25" deep by 81.5" tall. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for this lot but it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.
Lot 1108

$110
Title: The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company (Boston)
Printing Year: 1882 First Edition, First State

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work by American author and humorist Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 April 21, 1910). This is the first issue with Franklin Press slug on the copyright page and the following identifying points: Page 263, line 9 from bottom ("do not" for "do"); page 362, line 3 from the bottom ("reigned for reined") and page 124, line 1 ("estate" for "state"). The work contains many in-text illustrations. The volume shows significant external age/wear, with water markings to covers. Binding is split at front hinge. Text block is intact, with clean, unmarked pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 8 3/4" and contains 411 pages.
Lot 1109

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Judaica:

- A Family Album and Other Poems by Alter Brody - Dated 1918 by B. W. Huebsch - Includes tipped-in, period news article discussing the book. In dustjacket.
- The Myth of the Jewish Menace in World Affairs by Lucien Wolf - Dated 1921 by The Macmillan Company - In dustjacket.
- From Plotzk to Boston by Mary Antin - Dated 1899 by W. B. Clarke & Co. - Signed.
- With the Zionists in Gallipoli by Lieut. Col. J. H. Patterson - Dated 1916 by George H. Doran Company
- The Jews Who Stood by Washington by Madison C. Peters - Dated 1915 by The Trow Press - Signed. Includes tipped-in, period news article on the book.
- Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society - Dated 1909 by The Jewish Historical Society - Handwritten notes from former owner.
- The Jews of Barnow by Karl Emil Franzos - Dated 1883 by D. Appleton and Company - Handwritten notes from former owner.
- The Protocols and World Revolution - Dated 1920 by Small, Maynard Company - Handwritten notes from former owner and glued in period news article on book.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1110

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut history obtained from a historical society's library:

- Supplement to the History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Conn. by Henry R. Stiles - Dated 1863 by J. Munsell - Rebound. Some pages are detached from textblock and spine shows wear.
- Some Early Records and Documents of and Relating to the Town of Windsor Connecticut, 1639-1703 - Dated 1930 by Connecticut Historical Society - Rebound.
- Cemetery Inscriptions in Windsor, Connecticut - Dated 1929 by Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
- A New History of Old Windsor by Daniel Howard - Dated 1935 by an unnamed publisher
- Windsor Farmes: A Glimpse of an Old Parish by John A. Stoughton - Dated 1883 by Clark & Smith - Some pages are detached from textblock.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1113

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique American history titles:

- The Oldest House on Nantucket Island Dated 1911 by The A. V. Haight Company - In wrappers.
- The Nantucket Scrap Basket Compiled and Edited by William F. Macy and Roland B. Hussey - Dated 1916 by The Inquirer and Mirror Press
- The Narrow Land: Folk Chronicles of Old Cape Cod by Elizabeth Reynard - Dated 1934 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Former owner's signature. Some sunning and wear to the spine.
- Hampton and Its Students by Mrs. M. F. Armstrong and Helen W. Ludlow - Dated 1874 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Includes fold-out illustration. Former owner's signature.
- Relics of the Revolution by Reginald Pelham Bolton - Dated 1916 Published by the Author - Some markings on front board.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1114

$40
This shelf lot includes the eight volume group of decorative antique books about classical music and composers shown in the corresponding image(s). Features of these books include gilt lettering and attractive designs. Topics include biographies of Wagner, Chopin and violinist Edouard Remenyi as well appreciations and critiques of many classical works. 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. 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 1115

$25
Condition/Details: This lot includes an antique autograph book, used in earlier times to collect autographs and dedicatory texts from friends and acquaintances. This book dates from 1835 in Bethel, NY, and contains more than 20 autographs and several loose papers, including a eulogy poem. Signed names include Smith, Pulver, Hoay, Pain, Holett, Dyre, Cooley, Schuyler, Layton, Vanallen, Pearsall, Runyan, Millard and Call.

The volume shows some external age/wear and the front and rear boards have been crudely taped to the spine. The boards are decorative maroon with gilt embossing and gilt page edges. The book measures approximately 6" x 5".
Lot 1116

$50
Title: An Historical and Descriptive Narrative of the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky. Including Explanations of the Causes concerned in Its Formation, Its Atmospheric Conditions, Its Chemistry, Geology, Zoology, Etc. with Full Scientific Details of the Eyeless Fishes
Author: W. Stump Forwood
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
Printing Year: 1875

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce study of the longest cave system known in the world. This is the fourth edition of this work. It contains full-page illustrations and a fold-out map. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book is bound in protective paper wrappers with title appearing on spine and front cover. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 241 pages.
Lot 1117

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut theology and history obtained from a historical society library:

- Centennial Commemoration of the Organization of the First Church in West Avon, Conn. - Dated 1851 by George D. Jewett - Includes an address by Rev. Stephen Hubbell. Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Historical Discourse, Preached at Warren, Conn. by Rev. Wm. Elliot Bassett - Dated 1876 by Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- The Semi-Centennial of the Wethersfield and Berlin Sunday School Union, 1832-1882 - Dated 1882 by D. B. Moseley - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Some Old Wethersfield Houses and Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams - Dated 1909 by The Wethersfield Women's Saturday Afternoon Club - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards. Includes original photographs.
- A Complete Record of the Inscriptions in the Five Burial Places in the Ancient Town of Wethersfield Compiled by Edward Sweetser Tillotson - Dated 1899 by William F. J. Boardman - Spine shows wear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1119

$55
This shelf lot includes a group of antique bookends and brass-finish bookstands shown in the corresponding image. Includes a set of leather bookends with brass eagle emblem; a set of molded Grecian bookends; and four brass-finished bookstands.

Pieces show beautifully with some aging. These bookends and stands range in height from 13.5" to 6". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $24.50. This is one of several lots of bookends. See the rest of the catalog for more details.
Lot 1120

$55
Title: Tarr
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1918 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with embossed gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of Lewis' first book. Wyndham Lewis (November 18, 1882 March 7, 1957) was an English painter and author (he dropped the name 'Percy', which he disliked). He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticists, "BLAST." His novels include his pre-World War I-era novel "Tarr" (set in Paris), and "The Human Age," a trilogy comprising "The Childermass" (1928), "Monstre Gai" and "Malign Fiesta" (both 1955), set in the afterworld. A fourth volume of "The Human Age," "The Trial of Man," was begun by Lewis but left in a fragmentary state at the time of his death. He also wrote two autobiographical volumes, "Blasting and Bombardiering" (1937) and "Rude Assignment: A Narrative of my Career up-to-date" (1950).

"Tarr" is a modernist novel written in 1909-11, revised and expanded in 1914-15 and first serialized in The Egoist from April 1916 until November 1917. The American version was published in 1918, with an English edition published by the Egoist Press appearing shortly afterwards; Lewis later created a revised and final version published by Chatto and Windus in 1928. Set in the bohemian milieu of pre-war Paris, it presents two artists, the Englishman Tarr and the German Kreisler, and their struggles with money, women, and social situations. The novel abounds in somewhat Nietzschean themes. Tarr, generally thought to be modelled on Lewis himself, displays disdain for the 'bourgeois-bohemians' around him, and vows to 'throw off humour' which he regards - especially in its English form - as a 'means of evading reality' unsuited to ambition and the modern world. This very self-conscious attitude and the situations that it brings about are, ironically, a major source of the novel's pervasive dark humour. Kreisler is a violent German Romantic of protean energy, a failure as an artist, and in many ways steals the focus of the novel. An indication of the extremity of his vivid portrait is Lewis's own wondering several years later if he had, in Kreisler, anticipated the personality of Hitler.

The American first edition used a punctuation mark (resembling an equals sign: '=') between sentences (after full stops, exclamation marks or question marks). It has been claimed that these were an attempt by Lewis, an artist, to introduce 'painterly strokes' into literature. This has, however, been disputed by Dr. John Constable, who believes that they are nothing more than a German punctuation mark briefly adopted by Lewis. Lewis himself wrote to Ezra Pound about this when reconstructing missing parts of the manuscript for the U.S. edition: "Were those parallel lines = Quinn mentions kept going by the Egoist, or not? Could not they be disinterred, & used by Knopf?" (Lewis to Pound, October 1917). Evidently not all were disinterred, as large stretches of the book as published are without them.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 379 pages.
Lot 1122

$45
Title: Le mariage de Figaro, ou la folle journee, comedie en cinq actes et en prose, de Beaumarchais
Author: Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Printing Year: 1784

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce early edition of this classic dramatic work by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (January 24, 1732 May 18, 1799), a watchmaker, inventor, musician, diplomat, fugitive, spy, publisher, arms dealer, and revolutionary (both French and American). He was best known, however, for his theatrical works, especially the three Figaro plays. Statement underneath title of this work reads "Representee pour la primiere fois, par les comediens ordinaires du roi, le mardi 27 avril 1784."

"The Marriage of Figaro" is a comedy in five acts. It is the second play in the Figaro Trilogy, the other two being "The Barber of Seville" and "The Guilty Mother." The play was at first banned in Vienna because of its satire of the aristocracy. Beaumarchais said in his preface to the play that it was the Prince de Conti who requested that this sequel to "The Barber of Seville" be written. It is considered an early indication of the French Revolution in its denouncement of the privileges of the nobility. In it, Beaumarchais uses the main characters from "The Barber of Seville": the barber Figaro, Count Almaviva, and Rosine, who in this play is now the Countess. Bartholo, the other principal character of "The Barber of Seville," has a secondary role. Thanks to the great popularity of its predecessor, "The Barber of Seville," "The Marriage of Figaro" opened to enormous success; it reportedly grossed 100,000 francs in the first twenty showings and the theatre was so packed that three people were crushed to death by the opening-night crowd. The play formed the basis for an opera by Mozart, also called "The Marriage of Figaro."(1786)

Original text block is rebound in brown wrappers. Title page is detached. Age-toned pages show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/2". Pages are numbered 279 - 441.
Lot 1123

$20
This large shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on art and music 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 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. 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 1125

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of fiction titles:

- Soulcraft: Sketches on Negro-White Relations Designed to Encourage Friendship by Frankie V. Adams - Dated 1948 by uncredited publisher - Signed, with gilt embossing. Ex-library, with some water markings.
- Hollywood Murder: A Mystery Romance of California and the Near East by Phineas Barton Myers - Dated 1958 by Exposition Press - Stated first edition.
- The Redemption of Richard Livingston by Peggy Ballard - Dated 1953 by Pageant Press - Stated first edition in dustjacket.
- The Purple Bird Mystery by Ellery Queen, Jr. - Dated 1965 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - In dustjacket, ex-library.
- Time Off for Murder by Zelda Popkin - Dated 1940 by J. B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia) - In dustjacket, ex-library and former owner's signature.
- Rehearsals for Murder by E. X. Ferrars - Dated 1941 by Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc. - Stated first edition in dustjacket. Former owner's signature.
- The Needle-Watcher by Richard Blaker - Dated 1932 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. (Garden City) - Stated first edition in dustjacket. Inscription to former owner.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1126

$60
Title: Viaje a U.S.A.
Author: Camilo Jose Cela
Publisher: Ediciopnes Alfaguara (Madrid-Barcelona)
Printing Year: 1967 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in color pictorial wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work by Nobel Prize-winning Spanish author Camilo Jose Cela (May 11, 1916 - January 17, 2002), an influential writer and member of the Generation of 1950. This book brings together a number of poems that articulate the impressions of a flight from Madrid to New York. The work is illustrated with disturbing full-page drawings by Lorenzo Goni. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 11 1/4" and contains 91 pages.
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