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Lot 9113

$80
Title: Aristoteles Graece
Author: Immanuelis Bekkert
Publisher: Apud Georgium Reimerum
Printing Year: 1831
Number of Volumes: Complete five-volume set

Notes: Rebound in green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce Greek work on Aristotles, edited by the Academia Regia Borussica. The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing and sunning to the cloth. The volumes have been rebound, with modern boards and endpapers, and the page edges trimmed. Several of the boards are cracking along the internal hinges. The text blocks are well bound with age-toned and foxed pages, showing some moisture indications. The books measure approximately 9" x 11".

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 9114

$90
Title: A Collection of Memorials Concerning Divers Deceased Ministers and Others of the People Called Quakers in Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, and Parts Adjacent
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Joseph Cruikshank
Printing Year: 1787 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with raised spine bands, crimson spine label and gilt embossing, this scarce antique volume is a First American Edition history of the Quakers (Sabin 14377). The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, featuring laid paper. A thirty-page section in the middle has a light indentation along the page edges, measuring approximately 1” long, not affecting the text. Antique handwriting is present on the front free endpaper. The rear free endpaper has minor loss at the bottom corner. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 439 pages.
 
Lot 9115

$55
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 Alison Lurie, Anne Tyler, Wallace Stegner, and Alistair Cooke. 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 9116

$150
This lot includes the group of six framed pieces of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. This lot includes prints portraying a lady holding fruit, two reproduction Currier & Ives prints, a print of Washington crossing the Delaware River, and two colored pencil drawings titled "Bon Nui" and "Rendezvous." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9117

$20
This lot includes the group of modern art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Pop Weiner, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Lawrence Collection. 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 9118

$45
Title: The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing
Editor: Seamus Deane
Publisher: Field Day Publications
Printing Year: 1991
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with navy spine labels and bright gilt embossing and in the original blue slipcase, this set provides a bibliography of Irish authors and writings. The text is printed in two columns throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear, and are solidly bound with bright pages, showing some moisture indications. The slipcase shows rubbing along the bottom side, and the paper label is creasing. This is an ex-library set, with bookplates and labels on the endpapers. There are no external indications from the library. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 1/2".
 
Lot 9119

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. 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 9120

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

- Proyectos de Mobiliario de Lujo: Suministro de Planos de Taller - Dated circa 1950 - oversized Spanish oblong volume on luxury furniture project plans, the color plates show gorgeously, the binding shows wear with boards split along internal gutter, title page is lacking, the author and publisher are uncredited
- Mobler Och Heminredning I Senska Byfder by Sigurd Erixon - Dated 1926 by Noriska Museets Forlag - handsome plates throughout, shows advanced wear, lacking most of the spine cover and signatures are separating
- Basil Al-Bayath: Recent Works - Dated 1993 by Ernt & Sohn - in mylar-protected dust jacket
- Basil Al-Bayati: Architect - Dated 1988 by St. Martin's Press - in mylar-protected dust jacket
- The Furniture of Thomas Chippendale - Dated circa 1925 by George Pullman & Sons - decoratively bound with faux vellum boards, photogravure plates, some loose or detached pages

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9121

$30
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 10.5" by 8.5", Photograph measures 5.5" by 3.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "Polishing The Sheffield", features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in the original frame, and features an interior scene of a woman seated at a table, polishing a silver tray.

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 9122

$20
This auction lot includes the following pair of antique Military-themed children's books:

- Little Mary, Child of the Regiment - Dated c1890 by Philip J. Cozans - Color tinting to the front wrapper. Engraved throughout.
- Story of the Little Drummer - Dated c1890 by Philip J. Cozans - Color tinting to the front wrapper. Engraved throughout.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes show some advanced wear, with age-toned and foxed pages, moisture indications, string reinforcing the binding, and more.
 
Lot 9123

$20
This lot includes the group of antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are: John Galsworthy, Louisa M. Alcott, John G. Whittier, and Alfred Tennyson. 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. Some of these volumes show indications of advanced wear which may include chipping and/or loss to the spine covers and loosening text blocks.
 
Lot 9124

$100
This lot includes the group of nine pieces of Black Americana framed artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. This lot includes varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Featured is an boxing advertisement of the second World's Heavyweight Championship between Joe Louis versus Max Schmeling on June 22, 1938. Also included are a variety of prints, framed sheet music, and advertisements, each featuring African Americans in a variety of settings. The advertisements come from Cream of Wheat, Black Joe Grape Juice and Snowballs. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9125

$175
Title: The Laws of the United States of America
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Published by Authority
Printing Year: 1796

Condition/Details: Bound in leather-covered boards with crimson spine labels and gilt embossing, this book is volume one of a three-volume set on early American history. This work contains a copy of the Constitution, acts of the first, second and third sessions of the First Congress, and a copy of the "Treaty of Alliance Between the United States of America and His Most Christian Majesty." The work features half-title pages for each section. A colophon at the end states the "Printing done with expedition and care by Richard Folwell." The volume shows external age/wear, with tearing and loss to the leather and the boards splitting along the gutters. The text block is well bound with age-toned, foxed pages. The book measures approximately 4.75" x 8" and contains 494 pages.
 
Lot 9126

$30
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 9127

$25
Title: Petri Allegherii, Super Dantis Ipsius Genitoris Comoediam, Commmentarium, Nunc Primum in Lucem Editum
Author: Vincento Nannucci
Publisher: Florentiale, Apud Guilielmum Piatti
Printing Year: 1845

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with three-quarter leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce Italian study of the work of Dante. This volume has been professionally rebound and shows restoration work, including brown tape along the front and rear external gutters. This is an ex-library volume, with a decorative bookplate from Columbia University George Rice Carpenter Memorial Library, handwritten numbers on the spine and stamps on the title page. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities and the front board separated along the internal hinge. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages, featuring marbled edges. The volume is lacking the front free endpaper and front fly leaf, and begins with the half-title page. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 10" and contains 741 pages followed by an 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 9128

$275
Title: Irish Georgian Silver
Author: Douglas Bennett
Publisher: The Collectors' Book Club
Printing Year: 1973 Author-Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in navy cloth with bright silver embossed lettering along the spine and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume provides detailed information on Irish Georgian Silver, and is signed on the title page by the author, Douglas Bennett. At the time of writing this classic work, Bennett was the buyer and director of the Irish firm Weir and Sons (Antiques) Ltd. The work is illustrated throughout with many black and white photographic plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor rubbing to the extremities and the bottom edge of the text block showing some darkening. The mylar-covered jacket shows wear, with tearing and creasing along the edges and spine, and clear tape along the spine and rear wrapper. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11" and contains 369 pages.
 
Lot 9129

$60
Title: P. Virgilii Maronis, Mantuani Bucolica
Author: P. Virgilii Maronis
Publisher: unknown
Printing Year: c1700

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff vellum wrapper, this antique work is a large, early Latin printing of Virgil’s work. This volume is lacking the title page. It contains pages 1-532, with a title page on the first page of text, P. Virgilii Maronis, Mantuani Bucolica, "Ecloga Prima Quae Tityrus Inscribitur," with an engraving and two engraved initials. Similar engravings and decorative initials appear throughout the text. The text is in two columns, with occasional titles and text in the center measuring approximately 3 inches wide. The volume is on laid paper. The volume has been rebound and the page edges were trimmed, with some restoration work, including rebacking of several pages. The volume shows age/wear indications. The wrappers are detached from the large text block, and the wrappers show tearing, creasing and loss, with a handwritten title on the spine. The text block is well bound, with age-toned pages, showing some chipping and loss. The book measures approximately 8" x 11.5".
 
Lot 9130

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Bound in marbled boards with leather spine backing, this compilation of antique engravings portraying various locations in Greece, printed c1800. The titles at the bottom of the engravings are in Italian. This compilation does not contain a title page. The title along the leather spine is Atlante In Rami, with a number "2" and "Grecia" also on the spine. The collection of engravings were either excised from a larger antique volume and rebound or this is a volume of plates only from an antique set. The engravings show handsomely, with intricate details, portraying landscapes and classic Greek statues and monuments.

- Bound in marbled paper with half-leather, this antique volume is a compilation of Italian writings from the mid-Nineteenth century, including several theological works. Included at the rear of the volume is a handwritten ink table of contents. Several of the title pages and the table of contents are included in the images accompanying this lot. The volume shows some wear, with the leather spine separating from the front board along the gutter.

- This small antique journal contains several Italian handwritten inscriptions in ink. The writings are dated in the mid-late 17th Century. This antique volume shows fine patina, with age-toning and foxing to the exterior and interior pages. The wrappers and pages show some chipping along the edges, and several pages are torn or lacking. There are some blank pages in addition to those with writing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9131

$35
Title: Ecclesiasticae Historiae Breviarium Pars Prima Quae Complectitur
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Paulus Giovannellius
Printing Year: 1760
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Rebound in vellum-covered boards with spine labels and gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce Latin theological history. The first volume features red and black text on the title page, the second volume has black text only. Both volumes feature decorative headpieces and initials. The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing and light tearing to the vellum and the gilded titles faded. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8".

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 9132

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of books by or about Dante 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 9133

$15
This lot includes the group of two green binders containing pages from The United States Plate Block Album shown in the corresponding image(s). These pages were published by Minkus Publications, Inc.. The binders cover the years 1967-80. The binder for 1967-73 is nearly full, and the binder covering later years is approximately three quarters full. 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 9135

$25
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 7.75" by 9.75", Photograph measures 3" by 4"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in an updated frame, and features an interior scene of a seated young woman gazing into a handheld mirror.

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 9136

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique history titles:

- The Book of the American Indian by Hamlin Garland - Dated 1923 by Harper & Brothers - Some advanced wear, with boards detached. Ex-library volume.
- Memoirs of the Life, Public and Private Adventures, of Madame Vestris by Charles Molloy- Dated 1839 by Privately Printed - Some advance wear, with detached boards and pages.
- Hunting Trips of a Ranchman by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1886 by Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.
- Speeches and Forensic Arguments by Daniel Webster - Dated 1830 by Perkins & Marvin, and Gray & Bowen - Shows advanced wear, with moisture indications, detached pages, wear to the binding, etc.
- The History of The Pleas of the Crown by Sir Matthew Hale - Dated 1778 by E. Lynch - Shows moisture indications and lacking front board, among other advanced wear indications.
- The Beauties of Sterne; Including all his Pathetic Tales by Laurence Sterne - Dated 1788 by H. Colbert

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9137

$30
This lot includes the group of history of painting books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Canadian watercolors, dog paintings, flower painters, and Italian paintings. 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 9138

$200
Title: Now in November
Author: Josephine Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 1934

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with cream paper labels on the spine and front board, this antique volume is a first edition, first printing of this Pulitzer Prize winning work. Only 2,000 copies of the first printing were produced.

Josephine Winslow Johnson (June 20, 1910 – February 27, 1990) was an American novelist, poet, and essayist. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1935 at age 24 for her first novel, Now in November. Shortly thereafter, she published Winter Orchard, a collection of short stories that had previously appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, The St. Louis Review, and Hound & Horn. Of these stories, "Dark" won an O. Henry Award in 1934, and "John the Six" won an O. Henry Award third prize the following year. Johnson continued writing short stories and won three more O. Henry Awards: for "Alexander to the Park" (1942), "The Glass Pigeon" (1943), and "Night Flight" (1944). (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows well, with light external age/wear, including sunning to the spine and rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 231 pages.
 
Lot 9139

$110
Title: The Constitutions of the United States, According to the Latest Amendments, to Which are Prefixed the Declaration of Independence and the Federal Constitution, with the Amendments
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Robert Campbell
Printing Year: 1800

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce early printing on the United States’ Federal Constitution and State Constitutions. According to the title page, “This edition contains the late Constitutions of Vermont, Delaware, Georgia, and Kentucky, with the Regulations of the Government of the Territory north-west of the River Ohio; also, the Amendments to the Constitution of Maryland; -not in any former Edition." The volume shows advanced age/wear, the boards and endpapers are lacking. The work begins with the title page and ends on a page of publisher advertisements from John Conrad & Co. The leather spine cover remains, with a black spine label and faded gilt lettering. This is an ex-library volume with labels on the spine. The title page and beginning pages of text show extensive moisture indications. Pages are age-toned with occasional foxing. The text block is solidly bound. With some chipping, loss and creasing concentrated along the edges of the front and rear pages. The book measures approximately 4" x 6.5" and contains 272 pages.
 
Lot 9140

$30
This lot includes the group of assorted ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes maps, advertising, playbills, playing cards, and a beaded watermelon change purse among other items. 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 9141

$60
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 Louis Auchincloss, Raymond Carver, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr, Mary Lee Settle, and Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington. 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 9142

$30
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Latin American art, Modern Masters, Treasure Island, and the Panama-Pacific exposition. 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 9143

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books written by prominent journalists shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Journalists represented in this lot include: Andy Rooney, Bob Schieffer, Tom Brokaw, Lou Dobbs, Art Buchwald and Ben Bradlee, among others. Some of these volumes may have remainder marks. 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 9145

$25
This lot includes the group of antique Irish history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Guinness, Mount Usher, and the Irish Franciscan College of Saint Anthony at Louain. 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 9146

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

- Repertorio Bibliografico della Storia e della Critica della Letteratura Italiana dal 1933 al 1942 by Giuseppe Prezzolini - Dated 1946 by S. F. Vanni - two volume set, volume one is author inscribed on the front free endpaper
- Repertorio Bibliografico della Storia e della Critica della Letteratura Italiana dal 1902 al 1932 by Giuseppe Prezzolini - Dated circa 1936 by Edizioni Roma - two volume set, both volumes are author inscribed on the front free endpaper, signature page in volume one has some tearing as well as some separation at the front hinge by the half title page

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 9148

$50
This lot includes the group of antique literature and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors include: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Dante Alighieri, Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Walter Scott, G. J. Whyte Melville, Thomas Carlysle, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and John Ruskin. Also included are the obituaries of Kipling and J. M. Barrie. 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. Some of these volumes show more advanced wear including chipping and loss to the spine and loose or detached pages.
 
Lot 9149

$30
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 13" by 11", Photograph measures 5.75" by 3.75"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in the original frame, and features an interior scene showing two women, likely teacher and pupil. One is seated with a quill pen in hand, the other is standing with an open book.

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 9150

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Il Poema Sacro Riassunti E Schrmi Per Lo Studio Della Divina Commedia by Andrea Gustarelli - Dated 1965 by Carlo Signorelli - three volume set, wrappers show some sunning, ex-library volumes
- Lectura Dantis by Giuseppe Lesca - wrappers show some restorative work, some sunning and chipping
- Il Comento Alla Divina Commedia by Giovanni Boccaccio - Dated 1918 by Gius, Laterza & Figli - three volume set, shows some chipping to the pages and wrappers
- Storia Letteraria D'Italia, Dante: Soria Della Commedia by Mario Apollonio - Dated 1954 by Dr. Francesco Vallardi - two volume set, shows some moisture indications, chipping, and loss at spine covers

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)
 
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