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Lot 7416

$10
Title: Inward Ho!
Author: Christopher Morley
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1923 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce collection of aphoristic writings by American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet Christopher Morley (1890-1927). The author characterized this work in the following manner: "But, like most poets, I have always hankered to put down some of my private pensiveness about the nature and purpose of literature (and especially poetry). This is not a book of literary criticism, but something much less skilful and much more important - an attempt to probe those disturbances and ecstasies that engender literature. It is an attempt to avert my eyes from facts. I even thought of it as a sort of eccentric textbook for students. Hoping to ingratiate myself with serious people, I proposed to call it 'Preliminary Ejaculations Tending Toward an Understanding of the Meaning of Poetry.' But when I wrote that down on the title-page it looked too formidable." The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Small stain appears along bottom edge between pages 97 and 121. Dustjacket is intact. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 7 1/4" and contains 158 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 7417

$16
This lot includes the pair of original Currier & Ives hand-colored plates shown in the corresponding image. The first of these is entitled "The Sacred Tomb of the Blessed Redeemer" and the second "The Sacred Tomb of the Blessed Virgin." Images show quite brightly. Both plates are intact with marginal staining. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7418

$40
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues: Titles: Lone Scout, The Target, The Portal, The Boy's Best Weekly, Child Life, Our Little Ones, American Boy, etc.
Issue Dates: Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century
Approximate Number of Issues: 100

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $23.50

Lot 7419

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and modern gardening reference books shown in the corresponding image. This lot is part of a large consignment of botany and horticulture books that we will be selling throughout the day. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 7420

$4000
Title: Redwood and Lumbering in California Forests
Publisher: Edgar Cherry & Co., Publishers
Printing Year: 1884 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to front cover, this antique volume is a rare history of and promotional device for the redwood timber industry of California. The work is illustrated with 24 tipped-in original albumen photographs measuring 5" x 8" in size. These photographs are mounted directly on blank pages at intervals throughout the book. The photographs show massive redwood trees being felled, processed and transported. Each photograph is numbered and bears its own caption. These photographs were presumably taken by the publisher Edgar Cherry himself. It should be noted that no two copies of "Redwood and Lumber in California Forests have exactly the same set of photographs.

Edgar Cherry (1845 - 1930) was an entrepreneur, who had just become a book publisher in the year of the publication of this book. His partner in this venture, Charles Goodwin Noyes (1833 - 1890) was a professional journalist, and the person responsible for the main text of this volume. Dr. Kellogg of the California Academy of Sciences was prevailed upon to provide a concluding article "of an historical character, showing the relationship of the Redwood to the Mammoth trees and others of the cedar genus."

A number of questions regarding the publication of this title remain unanswered (number of copies, selling price, number of photographs produced, etc.). The exact manner of its distribution is unknown. Yet on the basis of the extensive research done for the 1983 reprint of this book (San Francisco: Book Club of California), Peter E. Palmquist ventured the following statement in his preface: "The book's intended audience included investors, and potential investors, most of whom had never set foot in a redwood forest. Some would go to the investors and suppliers of equipment designed for the industry. Another group of books would be given to prominent members of the logging community, both in recognition of their contributions to the industry, and as a way to reward their support" (pages 13-14). This book would seem very much to be such an association copy, as the information below will bear out. It should also be pointed out that at the time of the publication of the reprint, Palmquist had identified 26 copies that appear catalogued in the appendix, of which only three were privately owned. The book we are offering possesses a combination of photographs that makes it clear that this copy constitutes an unique contribution to that list.

This copy contains the following inscription on the fly-leaf: "Alonzo Dolbeer / Compliments of / John Dolbeer / San Francisco, Cal. / October 16, 1885". John Dolbeer (1827 - 1902) was an inventor and entrepreneur, orginally from Epsom, New Hampshire, who left for California to seek his fortune at the time of the Gold Rush. By 1863, he had become partners with William Carson (builder of the Carson mansion). The two formed what would become one of the first truly huge Redwood lumber operations, the Dolbeer and Carson Lumber Company

John Dolbeer became one of the most famous and influential personages in the Redwood industry in the State of California. His several patents showed his ingenuity in problem solving, and he had an impact in all facets of the industry, from the actual lumbering operation itself, to transporting and exporting - even owning the barks and brigs to bring the lumber to worldwide markets. Among his most useful and successful patents was that for the spool or steam donkey. This machine simply was a steam engine mounted on a wooden skid which would enable loggers to move giant longs across long distances to adjacent railways. It is worth mentioning that a picture of the Dolbeer "Donkey" appears in this copy, pictured by Cherry within a very short time after its introduction in the logging world. "Perhaps the earliest view of the machine in operation" (Palmquist, op. cit.).

The Alonzo Dolbeer (1845 -1900) to which this book is dedicated would appear to be have been the superintendent of motive power on the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg Railroad. Initially, over 2,000,000 acres (8,100 km2) of the California and southwestern coast of Oregon were old-growth redwood forest. 96% of all old-growth redwoods have been logged, and almost half (45%) of the redwoods remaining are found in Redwood National and State Parks. The parks protect 38,982 acres (157.75 km2) of old-growth forest almost equally divided between federal 19,640 acres (79.5 km2) and state 19,342 acres (78.27 km2) management.The preserved groves of redwoods in the park constitute roughly 2% of the original expanse of the primordial redwood forest that existed before white encroachment. Redwoods have existed along the coast of northern California for at least 20 million years and are related to tree species that existed 160 million years ago.

Coast Redwood lumber is highly valued for its beauty, light weight, and resistance to decay. Its lack of resin makes it resistant to fire. Because of its impressive resistance to decay, redwood was extensively used for railroad ties and trestles throughout California. Many of the old ties have been recycled for use in gardens as borders, steps, etc. Redwood burls are used in the production of table tops, veneers, and turned goods. Trees over 60 m (200 feet) are common, and many are over 90 m (300 feet). The current tallest tree is Hyperion, measuring at 115.55 m (379.1 feet). The tree was discovered in Redwood National Park during Summer 2006 by Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor and has been measured as the world's tallest living thing. The previous record holder was the Stratosphere Giant in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, at 112.83 m, last measured in 2004 (was 112.34 m in Aug 2000 and 112.56 m in 2002). Until it fell in March 1991, the "Dyerville Giant" was the record holder. It too stood in Humboldt Redwoods State Park; it was 113.4 metres high and estimated to be 1,600 years old.

The volume remains a strong example of the work of craftsmanship that went into its production. Well-preserved, with corners that are slightly bumped, and tearing along gutters, the book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show mild rippling. The endpapers have elegant green floral pattern. It shoud be stressed that photographs are unfaded and bright, showing detail after detail of the work this book sets out to describe. They capture a world that is now largely extinct. The book measures approximately 8.75" x 11.25" and contains 107 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 7421

$45
This lot includes the group of book-related advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a catalog for library supplies and equipment published by Gaylord Bros. Inc. of Syracuse, New York (1930), nineteenth-century book catalogues, an 1884 illustrated Christmas catalogue issued by E. Darrow & Co. of Rochester, and a 1926 catalogue for Lundstrom sectional bookcases. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7422

$40
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues:

- Appleton's Journal of Literature, Science and Art edited by NA - Dated from April 3 to August 14, 1869, including issues 1 through 20 - Volume First
- The Antiquary: A Magazine Devoted to the Study of the Past edited by NA - Dated from July to December, 1881 including issues of volume IV
- Gems of Poetry edited by NA - Dated from January to December 1883
- Private Binding of Magazine Compilation edited by NA - Dated from 1886 to 1888 - Titles included in this volume: Nulli Secundus, Golden Eagle Magazine, Eclipse-Enquirer, Amateur Press, Etchings, Mistletoe, Irving Magazine, Rochestarian, Juvens Vade Mecum, Ideal, Nugget, Collector, Norm, Prickley Pear, Empire State Amateur, Smiles and Satire, Western Reveille, Brass City Herald, Genius

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7423

$225
Title: The Cherries of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers (Albany, NY)
Printing Year: 1915

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of botany. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and many bright color plates. This handsome volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 614 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 7424

$10
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of German and Polish stock certificates dating back to the 1920s. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7425

$10
This lot features the following group of antique and vintage newspaper issues:

Titles: The Syracuse Herald, The Earlville Standard, Rome Daily Sentinel, Utica Observer, The Defender, Utica Semi-Weekly Press, The Illustrated Buffalo Express, Sandy Creek News
Issue Date Range: 1900 -1950
Approximate Number of Issues: 100

Notes: Most of the newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, soiling, tearing, etc. A large number have been preserved in plastic and are in very good condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50

Lot 7426

$45
This antique postcard album is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping.

Card Types/Topics: Holiday and greeting cards with decorative Victorian lithographs
Year: c1895
Estimated number of cards in this album: 140
Dimensions: 9" by 11"

Condition/Details: This album shows significant external wear. The pages and cards are in very good condition with slight age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50

Lot 7427

$40
Title: Gardening for Ladies; and Companion to the Flower-Garden
Author: Mrs. Loudon
Publisher: John Wiley
Printing Year: 1863

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce horticultural work by Jane C. Webb Loudon (1807-1858), English writer and botanist, known for her work in creating the first popular gardening manuals, providing an alternative to the specialist horticultural tomes of her time. She found the gardening manuals of the day confusing as they were written for those already deeply into the field via some apprenticeship; there were no entry-level manuals. She wisely saw the need for and potential interest in such books, and set to writing them when she herself learned: Instructions in Gardening for Ladies; The Ladies' Flower Garden; The Ladies' Companion to the Flower Garden; Botany for Ladies; The Lady's Magazine of Gardening, etc. According to Adams, these became "standard books of reference, and attained a large circulation." She was not only influenced by her husband in gardening, but by John Lindley, whose lectures she attended and ardently seconded his concepts of gardening as an occupation very fit for ladies.

The work is illustrated with many in-text engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 430 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 7428

$150
This lot includes the group of 17 New York State phone directories shown in the corresponding image. These directories date between July 1915 and September 1949, with the majority coming from the 1920s. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $11.50
Lot 7429

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern gardening reference books shown in the corresponding image. This lot is part of a large consignment of botany and horticulture books that we will be selling throughout the day. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 7430

$12
Title: The Rachel Papers
Author: Martin Amis
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1974 Signed First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow cloth with embossed lettering to spine and front cover, this volume is a scarce signed first United States edition of the English author's first novel. It won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1974 and in 1989 was made into a film by the same name, starring Dexter Fletcher and Ione Skye. The author's signature appears on half-title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket appears in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 228 pages. Please note that a number of signed first edtions of this author's novels are being offered in this auction. See lot 450. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 7431

$80
This lot includes the Phelps Co. Harvest Jubilee (Sept. 5 - 10, 1904) photo album shown in the corresponding image. This handsome ribbon-bound album with suede covers contains 19 photographs mostly depicting bedecked carriages used in this Nebraska festival. Both pictures and album are well preserved and show nicely. 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: $4.50
Lot 7432

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Ireland:

- On an Irish Jaunting-Car: Through Donegal and Connemara by S. G. Bayne - Dated 1902 by Harper & Brothers - many photographs
- The Birds of Galloway: A Collection of Poems, Songs, Ballads, &c., by the Natives of Galloway by Malcolm M'l Harper - Dated 1889 by Thomas Fraser (Dalbeattie)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7433

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Botanic Manuscript of Jane Colden, 1724 -1766 - Dated 1963 by Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties of New York - Limited edition
- Alice Eastwood's Wonderland: The Adventures of a Botanist by Carol Green Wilson - Dated 1955 by California Academy of Sciences - Signed limited edition
- Life and Work of Cyrus Guernsey Pringle by Helen Burns Davis - Dated 1936 by University of Vermont - wrappers
- The Botany of Cook's Voyages and Its Unexpected Significance in Relations to Anthropology, Biogeography and History by Elmer Drew Merrill - Dated 1954 by Chronica Botanica Company (Waltham, Massachusetts) - original wrappers, Volume 14, Number 5/6
- Hortulus by Walahfrid Strabo - Dated 1966 by Hunt Botanical Library (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) - Limited edition. Translated by Robert Payne, commentary by Wilfrid Blunt

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7434

$28
This lot includes the group of hunting and fishing ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains books on taxidermy, fox trapping; booklets with games laws, game and fish codes; hunting licenses; and various magazines. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7435

$30
This lot features the following group of antique newspaper issues:

Titles: New York Clipper, New York Observer, Golden Days, Frank Leslie's Illustrated, Harper's Weekly, New Voice, Northern Blade
Issue Date Range: 1840s to 1900
Approximate Number of Issues: 40

Notes: Most of the newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. A great number are quite well preserved and several appear in plastic bags. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50

Lot 7436

$10
This lot includes the large quantity of canceled postage shown in the corresponding image. These international stamps are from countries on all continents. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7437

$12
Title: Lehrbuch der organischen Chemie
Authors: Victor Meyer & Paul Jacobson
Publisher: Verlag von Veit & Comp. (Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1903-1907
Number of Volumes: 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright embossed gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce German-language work on organic chemistry. The fifth volume ("Cyclische Verbindungen - Naturstoffe") was published in 1924 by Walter de Gruyter & Co. (Berlin). The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, decorative endpapers and marbled edges. These volumes are ex-library copies with the standard markings. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50

Lot 7438

$10
Title: Perpetual Troubleshooter's Manual
Author: John F. Rider
Publisher: John F. Rider
Printing Year: 1934 - 1947
Number of Volumes: Abridged Volumes I to V, Volumes V - XII, XIV - XVIII + Complete Index for Perpetual Trouble Shooter's Manual Volume XI and "How It Works" (Special Section of Volume XI (1940))

Notes: Bound in leatherette with bright silver lettering, this vintage set is a scarce reference work, "the Bible for pre-war tube set schematics," containing detailed schematics and alignment instructions. The work is profusely illustrated with diagrams and photographs (these volumes are often over 1500 pages each). The volumes show external age/wear (abridged volume has cracked hinges). Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. The books measure approximately 9" x 11 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $102.50

Lot 7439

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Illinois Glacial Lobe by Frank Leverett - Dated 1899 by United States Geological Survey - text black in new slipcase
- Rural Vermont: A Program for the Future by Two Hundred Vermonters - Dated 1931 by Vermont Commission on Country Life - ex-library
- Annual Report of the New Jersey State Museum - Dated 1910 by MacCrellish & Guigley, State Printers (Trenton, NJ) - color fold-out map
- The White House Cook Book by Ziemann & Gillette - Dated 1901 by Saalfield Publishing Co.
- Capital City Cook Book - Dated 1927 by Edwards & Broughton Company (Raleigh)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 7440

$40
This lot includes the group of photographic ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is made up of both framed pictures, mounted photos, and cabinet cards. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 7441

$70
Title: The Grapes of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers (Albany, NY)
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce pomological work. The work is illustrated with many bright color plates. The volume shows external age/wear. The book has a cracked front hinge and detaching rear cover. Age-toned pages are unmarked. Final pages are detached and show marginal staining. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12" and contains 564 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 7442

$30
This lot includes the antique and vintage sheet music and song books shown in the corresponding image. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 7443

$22
Title: The Survival of the Unlike: A Collection of Evolution Essays Suggested by the Study of Domestic Plants
Author: L. H. Bailey
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1896

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce botanical study by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858 - 1954), American horticulturist, botanist and cofounder of the American Society for Horticultural Science. The work contains in-text illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. A letter addressed to the author on the stationery of "The Sports Club" of St James' Square, London, dated July 8, 1898, has been laid in. The letter raises a number of botanical questions as they relate to Africa. The letter is signed by Felix Roth, District Medical Officer, H. B. M.'s Niger Coast Protectorate. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 515 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 7444

$70
This lot includes the collection of antique New York State correspondence shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains a great number of letters with the letterheads/billheads on the stationery of a great number of commercial, financial and political entities from the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Among the names to be found on these pieces of correspondence are the State of New York Assembly Chronicler, New York State Bar Association, Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission, Knights of the Maccabees (Buffalo), John Flannigan - Dealer in Oysters (Canandaigua), Catholic Mutual Benefit Association (Baldwinsville), to name only a tiny fraction. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 7445

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and modern books on animals and natural history shown in the corresponding image. This lot is part of a large consignment of botany and horticulture books that we will be selling throughout the day. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 7446

$70
This lot includes the group of firearm ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains lavishly illustrated antique price catalogues published by E. Bernard of Belgium and by Hibbard, Spencer Bartlett & Co. of Chicago. There are also vintage publications by the Ithaca Gun Company, Mossberg, John W. Smith, Remington UMC score sheets, and a booklet entitled "Game Farming for Profit and Pleasure" published by Hercules Power Co. (Wilmington, Delaware, 1915). 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7447

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

- John Claudius Loudon and the Early Nineteenth Century in Great Britain - Dated 1980 by Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D. C.)
- Life and Medical Discoveries of Samuel Thomson and a History of the Thomsonian Materia Medica - Dated 1909 by J. U. & C. G. Lloyd (Cincinnati, Ohio) - Bulletin No. 11 of the Lloyd Library of Botany, Pharmacy and Materia Medica, Reproduction Series, No. 7 - original wrappers
- Thomas Nutall, Naturalist: Explorations in America, 1808 - 1841 by Jeanette E. Graustein - Dated 1967 by Harvard University Press
- The Friends of John Gerard (1545 - 1612), Surgeon and Botanist by Robert H. Jeffers - Dated 1967 by Herb Grower Press (Falls Village, Connecticut)
- Edward Palmer: Plant Explorer of the American West by Rogers McVaugh - Dated 1956 by University of Oklahoma Press - Stated first edition
- Abbe David's Diary by Helen M. Fox - Dated 1949 by Harvard University Press
- The Light of Day by John Burroughs - Dated 1900 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - frontispiece detaching

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7448

$35
This lot includes the group of New York State ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Among the items contained in this lot are a Radio City Music Hall pictorial from the 1950s, an antique calendar illustration featuring young lady rowing a canoe put out by the First National Bank of Hermon, various booklets and periodicals relating to Milford, Utica, the Yale Club, Cornell University, and Sarasota. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 7449

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage seed catalogs shown in the corresponding image. This lot is composed of the following titles: "The Mills Seed Book: Vegetable and Flower Seeds" (there are three copies of this cataloe, with a duplicate of one. No date provided, caption on title page reads "latest edition 40th/41st year"; Published by F. B. Mills, Rose Hill, NY); "Maule's Selected List of Seeds and Bulbs for 1927" (Wm Henry Maule Co., Philadelphia); "Maule's Seed Book 1928"; "Maule's Seed Book 1937; "Bolgiano's of Washington - Specialties for 1928" (F. W. Bolgiano & Co., Washington, D.C.). These catalogues show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. All are intact and whole. 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: $6.50
Lot 7450

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of signed first editions of titles by English author Martin Amis. All books are in intact, mylar-covered dustjackets:

- The Information - Dated 1995 by Harmony Books
- Yellow Dog - Dated 2003 by Jonathan Cape
- The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America - Dated 1987 by Viking
- London Fields - Dated 1989 by Jonathan Cape
- London Fields - Dated 1989 by Harmony Books

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Please note that a signed first American edition of this author's first novel is being offered in this auction. See lot 430. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
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