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Lot 9036

$50
This lot includes the group of modern art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Popova, the Machine Age, Czech Modernism, and Surrealism. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9037

$20
This lot includes the group of books about silver, gold, & jewelry collecting shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include Old English Plate, Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen, Peter Carl Faberge: His Life & Work, English Jewellery, and Old Paste. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9038

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are in excellent condition, many in the original dust jackets, and include works by noted illustrators and authors. This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world. There are no book club editions or otherwise unmarketable books, and this collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear with most hard cover books in the original dust jackets.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of this auction, and during our other auctions this spring. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 9039

$90
This lot includes the group of five Franklin Library Signed First Edition books shown in the corresponding image(s). These decorative volumes feature handsome gilt embossed lettering and designs to the leather-covered boards, raised spine bands, gilded page edges, marbled endpapers, silk bookmarks and pictorial frontispieces. Each volume is signed by the author, and this group includes the noted authors Iris Murdoch, Paul Theroux, Leon Uris, Bruce Chatwin, and Walker Percy. These volumes are in near-new condition, showing only light shelf wear. The volumes are tightly bound, and were likely never read. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 9040

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of literature 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. 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.

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy."  (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9041

$40
Title: Seconda Parte Delle Deche Di T. Livio Padovano, Dell' Istorie Romane, Tradotte Da M. Iacomo
Author: T. Livio
Publisher: Uncredited
Printing Year: 1581

Condition/Details: Rebound in gray paper with half-vellum, this antique volume is a scarce Italian translation of the second part of Livio's Latin Roman history. The work is illustrated with an engraved design on the title page and engraved initials and headpiece at the beginning of the text and index. This volume has been rebound, with professional restoration work, including the title page backed with archival paper. The volume has new endpapers and is lacking original pages prior to the title page. The volume shows external age/wear, with the paper separating from the vellum, and the text block separated from the binding. Several sections of the text block and pages are detached. The pages are age-toned and show foxing. The title is handwritten on the vellum spine. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 829 pages, followed by an unpaginated index.

This volume comes from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9043

$110
Title: The Dial of Princes
Author: Don Antony of Gueuara
Publisher: unknown
Printing Year: c1568

Condition/Details: Bound in antique leather, this work is the English translation of Gueuara’s Dial of Princes, translated by Thomas North. This work is lacking the title page, though it is believed to be the second edition of North’s translation, as it contains the Fourth Book. The first page of text is an endorsement to a female royal figure by North dated December 20, followed by the prologue, the first through fourth books, and letters written by Marcus Aurelius. This volume features a watermark identifiable on the laid paper throughout of an open, raised hand, with the thumb extended and a star on top.

This volume was professionally rebound in antique leather-covered boards, during which the pages were trimmed, primarily along the top edge. The volume shows advanced age/wear indications, with the boards detached and loss to the leather along the spine. The pages are age-toned and foxed, with several detached, showing some chipping, loss and creasing. A previous owner's stamp is at the bottom of one page in the middle of the text block and at the rear of the volume. The volume measures approximately 7" x 11".
 
Lot 9044

$80
Title: Album des Bords de la Loire Compose de Ci'Nquante Magnifiques Gravures sur Acier
Author: MM. Rouargue Freres
Publisher: Adolphe Delahays
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in oblong brown pebbled cloth with gilt embossed designs and lettering on the boards, this antique volume is a scarce collection of plates portraying sceneries along the Loire River. The work includes no text, only steel-engraved plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with the spine cover lacking and rubbing and moisture indications to the boards. The text block is well bound with age-toned and foxed pages, featuring gilded edges. The book measures approximately 13" x 10 1/2" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 9045

$30
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 11" by 13", Photograph measures 4.5" by 6.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "Clustered Roses", features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in the original frame, and features a scene of a cottage flanked by plentiful rose bushes in full bloom.

Wallace Nutting (1861 - 1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is best known for his framed pictures. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style. (biographic detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows beautifully, with strong, unfaded colors. There are light age/wear indications to the frame and some age toning to the backing stock behind the photograph.
 
Lot 9046

$50
This lot includes the group of decorative antique Dante books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include the illustrative work Dore, as well as several miniature volumes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Dante's Inferno shows advanced wear including a detached back board and some loose pages.

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9047

$55
Title: The Monument of Patriotism, Being a Collection of Biographical Sketches of the Lives and Characters of Some of Those Men Who Signed the Independence of America
Author: John Royer
Publisher: John Royer (Pottstown)
Printing Year: 1825

Condition/Details: Bound in leather, antique historical piece is a very scarce collection of biographical detail on the Founding Fathers, signers of the Declaration of Independence and “Prominent Characters of the Late War” and an eloqium of George Washington. This volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the leather some loss concentrated primarily along the spine. The front board is detached and the rear board is cracked along the internal hinge. The text block is solidly bound, with age-toned and foxed pages. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 7" and contains 275 pages.
 
Lot 9048

$10
This lot includes the group of books written or contributed to by Anne and/or Henry Paolucci shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include Essays on Dante and Medieval Culture, Dante's Influence On American Writers 1776-1976, and Art and Nature in the Purgatorio. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9049

$10
Title: The Historians' History of the World
Author: Henry Smith Williams, LL. D.
Publisher: The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Printing Year: 1926
Number of Volumes: Complete 27-volume set

Notes: Bound in dark green cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set provides "a comprehensive narrative of the rise and development of nations from the earliest times as recorded by over two thousand of the great writers of all ages." The work is illustrated with color frontispiece illustrations, full-page plates and in-text illustrations throughout the work. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with rubbing and some separation of the cloth bindings, with the spine covers of several volumes detached or separating. The volumes are overall solidly bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9050

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

- Vibrazioni De'Corpi Elastici Isotropi by Valentino Cerruti - Dated 1880 by Coi Tipi Del Salviucci - chipping and loss to edges of spine and boards
- Testi Fiorentini Del Dugento E Dei Primi Del Trecento by Alfredo Schiaffini - Dated 1921 by G. C. Sansoni - some chipping to page edges, sunning and moisture indications on wrapper, some loose and/or detached pages
- Storia D'Italia: Guicciardini - 1490-1554 - Dated 1836 by Tipografia Borghi E Compagni - some wae to edges of spine and boards
- Guida Del Forestiere Per La Citta E Il Contado Di Lucca - Dated 1829 by Francesco Baroni - wear to spine cover, some moisture indications, lacking fold out plan of the city
- Italia: Settentrione - Dated 1937 by Consociazione Turistica Italiana - volume I, contains a fold-out color map
- Italia: Centrale - Dated 1939 by Consociazione Turistica Italiana - volume II, contains fold-out color maps
- Italia: Meridonale E Insulare - Libia - Dated 1940 by Consociazione Turistica Italiana - volume III, contains a fold-out color map
- The Histories of Polybius by Evelyn S. Shuckburgh - Dated 1889 by Macmillan and Co. - complete two volume set, some chipping to spine edges and cracking at hinges

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

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy."  (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9051

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of journals from the Manuscript Society shown in the corresponding image(s). The dates of the journals range from 1989-2010, several of the years are complete. 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. 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 9052

$25
This shelf lot includes the large group of art reference 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. 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 9053

$15
Title: Histoire des Empereurs et des Autres Princes qui ont Regne Durant les Six Premiers Siecles de L'Eglise
Author: M. Le Nain de Tillemont
Publisher: Chez Rollin
Printing Year: 1738

Condition/Details: Bound in leather-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce French history of the emperors and princes who reigned during the first six centuries of the Church. The work features engraved headpieces and an engraved illustration on the first page of text, following the introduction. This is an ex-library volume with a stamp on the spine, bookplate on the front endpaper and a raised stamp on the title page. The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards detached and bumped along the corners and edges, with some loss to the leather. The front free endpaper is detached, with the rest of the volume solidly bound. The pages are age-toned and foxed, with a red tone to the edges. The book measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 711 pages.

This volume comes from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9054

$90
Title: The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Author: Robert Browning
Publisher: Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: c1904

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper with peach cloth spine backing and in the original pictorial dust jacket, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of Browning's classic tale of the Pied Piper, illustrated by acclaimed artist Kate Greenaway. According to the colophon, the work was engraved and printed by Edmund Evans, Ltd. The volume is profusely illustrated with color illustrations by Greenaway, three of which are full-page, including the frontispiece, and many in-text illustrations, some with only one line of text per page. These illustrations feature the classic style of Greenaway.

The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities and some moisture indications, concentrated along the spine. The rear board is cracked along the internal gutter. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows wear, with portions lacking along the edges and tearing, and the front flap is price-clipped along the bottom corner. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. A child's signature and writing are on the rear endpapers. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 10" and contains 48 pages.
 
Lot 9055

$30
Title: Le Lettere Familiari Latine
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher: unknown
Printing Year: c1600

Condition/Details: This antique work is an early collection of Cicero’s letters to his friends. This volume is lacking the title page. Research finds a 1568 and 1683 printing, though it is unclear which year this copy was printed. The volume is on laid paper, and ends "Il Fine Delle Lettere, di M. Tullio Cicerone." The volume was likely rebound at some time and the page edges were trimmed. The volume lacks boards and spine cover. Several pages are detached, and the first and last pages show extensive wear, with chipping/loss, tearing and handwritten notations. Several pages have been rebacked. The volume includes pages 5-226 of the text. The text is in two columns, with a 3" wide block of text in the center. Included are several sections beginning with decorative initials and headpieces. The pages show age-toning. The text block is well bound with lightly age-toned. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 11.5".
 
Lot 9057

$35
Title: Andrees Allgemeiner Handatlas
Author: Dr. Ernst Ambrosius
Publisher: Verlag von Velhagen & Klasing
Printing Year: 1921
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is an oversized German atlas of the world, with a separate index volume. The maps in the atlas are in color, many spanning two pages. The volumes show external age/wear, with the cloth tearing and portions of the spine covers lacking, as well as moisture indications. The boards are split along the internal hinges. There is black tape along the spine of the atlas volume. The bindings show play, with age-toned and chipping pages. The atlas measures approximately 11.5" x 17.5".

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy."  (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9058

$80
This lot includes the group of The Magazine of Art books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are profusely illustrated with both full-page and in-text illustrations. The dates of these volumes are 1887, 1888, 1890, and 1891. These volumes show advanced wear including some moisture indications, cracking at the hinges, and some loose and/or detached pages. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 9059

$90
This lot includes the group of four Franklin Library Signed First Edition books shown in the corresponding image(s). These decorative volumes feature handsome gilt embossed lettering and designs to the leather-covered boards, raised spine bands, gilded page edges, marbled endpapers, silk bookmarks and pictorial frontispieces. Each volume is signed by the author, and this group includes the noted authors Gore Vidal and Joyce Carol Oates. These volumes are in near-new condition, showing only light shelf wear. The volumes are tightly bound, and were likely never read. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 9060

$25
This lot includes the group of art exhibition catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Some exhibits include: Vintage Moderns, Gravures Originales, and American Abstraction of the 1930s and 1940s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9061

$45
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 18" by 12", Photograph measures 9" by 3.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "Above The Orchard", features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in the original frame, and features a tranquil pastoral scene of an orchard, the trees blossoming with pink flowers.

Wallace Nutting (1861 - 1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is best known for his framed pictures. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style. (biographic detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows beautifully, with strong, unfaded colors. There are light age/wear indications to the frame and some age toning to the backing stock behind the photograph.
 
Lot 9062

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of 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. 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 9063

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Some Irish Altar Plate by J. J. Buckley - Dated 1943 by John Falconer
- European Enamels by Henry H. Cunynghame - Dated 1906 by Methuen and Co. - boards show some moisture indications, some separation at the spine
- Early Chinese Jades by Una Pope-Hennessy - Dated 1923 by Ernest Benn, Limited - some separation at the spine
- Irish Glass by M. S. Dudley Westropp - Published by Herbert Jenkins
- English Delft Pottery by Major R. G Mundy - Dated 1928 by Herbert Jenkins - some foxing on pages

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9064

$50
Title: Moment in Peking, A Novel of Contemporary Chinese Life
Author: Lin Yutang
Publisher: The John Day Company
Printing Year: 1939

Condition/Details: Bound in navy blue cloth with gilt embossing along the spine and in the original dust jacket, this vintage work is signed by the acclaimed Chinese writer Lin Yutang on the half-title page.

Lin Yutang (October 10, 1895 – March 26, 1976) was a Chinese writer and inventor. His informal but polished style in both Chinese and English made him one of the most influential writers of his generation, and his compilations and translations of classic Chinese texts into English were bestsellers in the West.

Moment in Peking is a historical novel covering the turbulent events in China from 1900 to 1938, including the Boxer Uprising, the Republican Revolution of 1911, the Warlord Era, the rise of nationalism and communism, and the origins of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. The jacket shows wear, with tearing and chipping, and clear tape on the inside. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 815 pages.
 
Lot 9065

$35
Title: Calder’s Circus
Editor: Jean Lipman with Nancy Foote
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
Printing Year: 1972 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow paper wrappers with pictorial design on the front, this vintage volume provides a description and many photographs of Calder’s Circus, housed at the time at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Included in this volume is a handwritten ink letter from the editor, acclaimed art writer Jean Lipman, on her personal letterhead. The letter reads:
Dear Francis,
Delighted to hear from Hilton that you’re better, going home. I thought this might make light reading as there’s almost nothing to read.
Will hope to see you soon – till then – best, as always -
Jean

This book and letter came from the estate of an Upper East Side art and book collector, who was active in the 1960s-80s art scene in New York. The letter is believed to be to Francis Bacon, addressing the death of his partner George Dyer. The reference to "Hilton" in the letter is likely referring to art critic Hilton Kramer.

The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the paper wrappers and sunning to the spine. The letter was previously paper-clipped to the front wrapper and the front free endpaper, and indentations from the clip are present. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 9.25" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 9066

$35
This lot includes the group of etching & drawing reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subjects include Pissaro, Picasso, Anders Zorn, and Brecht Durer. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9068

$35
This lot includes the autograph book containing signatures of United States' governors shown in the corresponding image. This scrapbook features signatures of governors from the 1940s. Some governors in this book include: Frank M. Dixon (AL), Sidney P. Osborn (AZ), Robert A. Hurley (CT), Spessard L. Holland (FL), Eugene Talmadge (GA), Chase A. Clark (ID), Dwight H. Green (IL), Henry F. Schricker (IN), George A. Wilson (IA), Keen Johnson (KY), Sam H. Jones (LA), Herbert R. O'Conor (MD), Leverett Saltonstall (MA), Forrest C. donnell (MO), John E. Miles (NM), Herbert H. Lehmann (NY), J. Melville Broughton (NC), John W. Bricker (OH), Leon C. Phillips (OK), Charles A. Sprague, (OR), Arthur H. James (PA), Harlan J. Bushfield (SD), Coke Stevenson (TX), Colgate W. Darden, Jr. (VA), Matthew M. Neely (WV), Julius P. Heil (WI), and Nel H. Smith (WY).

This album comes from Philadelphia, PA, with the name Arnold M. Zack inside of the front cover. Also included with this autograph book is an 1899 reprint of a 1737 will from Ireland, belonging to John Smith, and a separate piece appearing to be some type of genealogical study related to the Smith family. Additionally, an appointment from the State of New-Hampshire is present, appointing Edward Shaw, Jr. to third Sergeant in 1843. 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. 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 9069

$15
This lot includes the group of five blue binders containing pages from The American Plate Block Album shown in the corresponding image(s). These pages were published by Minkus Publications, Inc.. The binders cover the years 1938-1950, 1951-1964, 1965-1972, 1973-1978 and 1979 - .The binders are not full. The earliest plate block from 1938 is the Swedish-Finnish Tercentenary. The stamps that are present show well, carefully stored under clear plastic. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9071

$15
This lot includes the 20 author-signed copies of The Watchman by author Robert Crais shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Robert Crais. This lot includes at least some first editions of the work. All of the books are in mylared dust jackets and are in like-new condition. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9072

$25
Title: La Peinture D'Autels Et De Retables En Pologne Au Temps Des Jagellons
Author: Michel Walicki
Publisher: Societe D'Edition, Les Belles Lettres
Printing Year: 1937

Condition/Details: This vintage French volume contains 66 collotype plates loose (as issued) within thick tan paper-covered boards with paper spine backing, with ties at the top and bottom edge of both boards. All 66 original plates are present, with a French introduction and text also included loose in the portfolio, as issued. A handwritten pen inscription is in French on the half-title page, dated 1946. This is an ex-library volume, with occasional stamps. The volume shows light external age/wear, with darkening to the paper bards and tearing to the paper along the spine. The plates and text show age-toning, with occasional foxing, with the plates overall showing well. The half-title page shows moisture indications. The book measures approximately 10" x 13".
 
Lot 9073

$40
Title: Technics and Creativity II - Target
Author: John Jasper
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
Printing Year: 1971

Condition/Details: This modern art volume is bound in paper wrappers and stored in the original white plastic folding case. Included with the book is a target and watercolor pads with the original brush. The target includes a signature from contemporary artist John Jasper. The booklet features text, with full-page and in-text illustrations, including some in color. This volume shows some age/wear, including some light wear to the wrappers and text block. The work is solidly bound, with bright, clean pages. The target is clean, and has not been painted. The white case shows some wear, with rubbing and light scuffing. The case measures approximately 8.5" x 10.5".
 
Lot 9074

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of 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. 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.
 
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