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Lot 1001

$325
Title: All the Year Round
Author: James Whitcomb Riley
Publisher: The Bobbs Merrill Company (Indianapolis)
Printing Year: 1912

Condition/Details: Handsomely bound in navy blue cloth with cream cloth backing and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a first edition of this work featuring woodcuts by Gustave Baumann. The work is in the original cream paper dust jacket. The work features verse by James Whitcomb Riley for each month of the year opposite of a color woodcut portraying the month by Baumann. The volume shows well, with light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, featuring vivid colors. The dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover, and shows light wear with chipping and light tearing along the edges and darkening to the paper. The volume measures approximately 8.75" x 10.5" and is unpaginated.

This volume is one of several lots offered throughout this catalog from the estate of an illustrator who lived in the late 1800s-mid 1900s and worked for publishing house Conde Nast, known for publications such as Vanity Fair, Vogue and The New Yorker. This artist also worked on costume and set design for theatrical productions, including several Broadway shows.
 
Lot 1002

$475
Title: Tulsa
Author: Larry Clark
Publisher: Self-Published
Printing Year: 1971

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with silver embossing and in the pictorial dust jacket, this vintage photographic work exposed drug use among suburban teenagers in the 1960s and 1970s. This work includes the photographers signature on the title page, with a star.

Tulsa is a collection of black-and-white photographs by Larry Clark of the life of young people in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Its publication in 1971 "caused a sensation within the photographic community," leading to a new interest in autobiographical work. Later better known for directing the movie Kids, Clark was a Tulsa native and a drug addict during the period (1963–1971) when he took the photographs. Clark has said that he "didn't take these photographs as a voyeur, but as a participant in the phenomenon," and commentary on the book has emphasized how Clark did not just live with the teenagers portrayed but "did drugs with them, slept with them, and included himself in the photographs"; this conferred an authenticity on the work, which brought it great praise. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover and shows light shelf wear, with creasing along the extremities and other light wear. The book measures approximately 9" x 12" and is unpaginated.

This volume is part of a group of books that we are offering throughout this catalog from a renowned member of Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. This collection features a fine assortment of books spanning various art styles and the history of artwork throughout the world.
 
Lot 1003

$120
Title: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
Printing Year: 1885
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, from his childhood through the end of the Civil War. The work includes frontispiece portraits and full-page maps and illustrations. The volumes show very well, with only mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9.25".
 
Lot 1004

$55
Title: Lulu
Author: Charlotte Steiner
Publisher: Junior Books, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1939 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper-covered boards with red cloth backing, this antique volume is a very scarce first edition of this classic children’s book. The work is profusely illustrated with full-page drawings of Lulu doing various activities in her adventure, from creating a puppy to fishing. The volume shows some light external age/wear, with rubbing and slight darkening to the boards. The volume is solidly bound, with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 10.25" x 8.25" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 1005

$175
Title: State of New York, Seventh Annual Report on the Progress of the Topographical Survey of the Adirondack Region of New York
Author: Verplanck Colvin
Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company
Printing Year: 1880

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume provides a history of exploration in the Adirondack Region of New York State. The work is profusely illustrated with full-page plates, including a color frontispiece and several others in color, and thirteen fold-out maps and plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with the cloth rubbing along the extremities and the cloth torn along the spine and front cover, with some loss. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound with lightly age-toned pages, showing occasional foxing. A pencil and ink inscription is present on the front free endpaper, “compliments of Titus Sheard, Assembly 1878, 8, 9.” The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and contains 424 pages.
 
Lot 1006

$90
Title: The Sculpture of Donatello
Author: H. W. Janson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Printing Year: 1957
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing and in salmon dust jackets, this vintage set is a scarce first edition of Janson’s two-volume work on Donatello’s sculptures. Volume one of this set is profusely illustrated with black and white plates of the sculptures. Volume two includes some plates at the end of the text. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The dust jackets are in a protective mylar cover and show some wear with rubbing to the paper, and chipping and tearing along the edges and spines.

This lot is part of a group of books that we are offering throughout this catalog from a renowned member of Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. This collection includes books spanning various art styles and the history of artwork throughout the world. This collection features many volumes in good condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of the volumes, including this set, contain the signature of previous owner Paul Joseph Sachs, a family member of the financial services firm Goldman Sachs and acclaimed art history scholar. Sachs joined the family investment banking firm in 1900 and becoming a partner in 1904, retiring in 1914. Beginning in 1915 Mr. Sachs worked in a number of important art museums, including the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and one of the founding members of the Museum of Modern Art. Sachs also taught classes; first at Wellesley College and later at Harvard. Sachs is credited with training a generation of art and museum professionals. Among his protégés were A. Everett (Chick) Austin, Kirk Askew, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Lincoln Kirstein, Agnes Mongan and Agnes Rindge. Sachs was an avid collector of drawings and prints and gave the first drawing to enter the Museum's collection, Portrait of Anne Peter by George Grosz. (biography courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art)

The books measure approximately 9.25" x 12".
 
Lot 1007

$45
Title: History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, and Schuyler Counties, New York
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Everts & Ensign
Printing Year: 1879

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with gilt embossing and leather spine backing, this large antique volume provides an extensive history of central New York counties. The work is profusely illustrated with full-page and in-text engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, with advanced rubbing along the extremities of the cloth and leather spine backing. The text block is well bound with lightly age-toned pages and gilded page edges. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12" and contains 687 pages.
 
Lot 1008

$130
Title: Chronicles of the Cape Fear River, Being Some Account of Historic Events on the Cape Fear River
Author: James Sprunt
Publisher: Edwards & Broughton Printing Company
Printing Year: 1914

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with leather spine backing and gilt embossing, this antique volume provides a history of Cape Fear River in North Carolina, describing political issues of the region and military exploits of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. This volume includes the author's signature on a bookplate on the front endpaper and a typed letter signed by the author on the letterhead of Alexander Sprunt and Son - Cotton, of Wilmington, North Carolina. Included is a pamphlet loose within the boards with reviews of this work. The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards detached and the spine split in half and showing significant rubbing. The title page is detached and chipping along the edge. The rest of the text block is tightly bound, with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9.5" and contains 594 pages.
 
Lot 1009

$25
Title: Hokusai
Author: Joe Hioucha
Publisher: Artia
Printing Year: c1958

Condition/Details: Gorgeously bound in paper wrappers with a traditional Japanese string binding and in a red protective shell, this vintage volume contains 48 colored woodcuts and an introduction by Joe Hioucha. The woodcuts were reproduced from photographs by W. Forman. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some sunning to the red cloth-covered shell and one of the silk ties showing wear. The volume shows light wear, with a slight crease to the front wrapper. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages, featuring vivid colors. The shell measures approximately 8" x 10.5" and contains 115 pages.

This volume is one of several lots offered throughout this catalog from the estate of an illustrator who lived in the late 1800's-mid 1900's and worked for publishing house Conde Nast, known for publications such as Vanity Fair, Vogue and The New Yorker. This artist also worked on costume and set design for theatrical productions, including several Broadway shows.
 
Lot 1010

$110
Title: Map of City of New-York
Author: G. Hayward
Publisher: Hayward
Printing Year: 1842

Condition/Details: This antique, original map of New York City is bound in small black cloth with gilt embossing. The map folds-out to 18" x 13" and is partially hand-colored to show boundaries of wards, fire districts, congressional districts, watch districts and fire limits. This map shows very well, with bright colors and only minor age-toning. There is a crease along the right edge when the map is expanded, and several small holes along the creases. The paper is age-toned primarily along the folds and where the paper meets the boards. Externally, the boards show well, with only light wear. The boards measures approximately 4" x 5".
 
Lot 1011

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 1012

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

- The Complete Works of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare - by Johnson, Fry and Company
- Romola by George Eliot - by Rand, McNally & Company
- Lucile by Owen Meredith - by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
- The Songs of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Dated 1898 by Hurst and Company
- The Faience Violin by Campfleury - Dated 1895 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Company
- Christmas Eve by Washington Irving - Dated 1911 by The Hayes Lithographing Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1013

$55
This lot includes the group of Rhode Island state history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature the following towns: Narragan, Naragansett, and Newport. One volume included in this lot is Rhode Island System of Civil and Religious Liberty and Treatment of the Indians 1676-1876. Also included are several Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society pamphlets. 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 advanced wear including chipping, detached wrappers, and loose or detached pages. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1014

$20
Title: The Adventures of Captain O’Shea
Author: Ralph D. Paine
Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
Printing Year: 1913

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this nautical work. The copyright page states this volume was printed in September 1913, with a date of 1913 on the title page, and Scribner’s seal present at the bottom of the page. The half-title page is present. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing to the cloth along the extremities and tearing to a small portion of the cloth on the rear board. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. This is an ex-library volume, with a stamp on the front endpaper. A pencil signature of a previous owner is on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.75" and contains 424 pages.
 
Lot 1017

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 1018

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

- Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant - Dated 1886 by Charles L. Webster & Company - volume two only, shows some moisture indications and foxing
- Personal Memoirs of Gen'l W. T. Sherman - Dated 1892 by Charles L. Webster & Co. - two volume set, shows some moisture indications and foxing
- Abraham Lincoln and Men of War-Times by A. K. McClure - Dated 1892 by The Times Publishing Company - shows some moisture indications and foxing
This lot also includes a photograph of General Ulysses S. Grant and his family at Mt. McGregor, taken on June 19, 1885. The photo is attached to a paper backing. Shows some wear including some tearing and pencil markings.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1019

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 1021

$30
This lot includes the group of antique decorative Christian Herald Press books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include The Hall of Fame, Life Work of Louis Klopsch, and From Manger to Throne. 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 1022

$120
Title: Thus Spake Zarathustra, A Book For All And None
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1896

Condition/Details: Bound in light green cloth, this antique volume is a scarce first edition, first printing of the English translation of this work by the German philosopher Nietzsche. This work was translated by Alexander Tille. The date on the title page and copyright page is 1896, with no other dates listed. Opposite of the title page is a note listing this as the "sole authorized edition of the Collected Works of Friedrich Nietzsche is issued under the editorship of ALEXANDER TILLE." This is volume eight of The Works of Friedrich Nietzsche. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing, sunning and occasional moisture indications, and light tearing to the cloth along the extremities. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The binding shows play, with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8" and contains 479 pages of text, followed by several pages of advertisements from the publisher.
 
Lot 1023

$110
Title: Colonial Currency Reprints 1682-1751
Introduction and Notes by: Andrew McFarland Davis
Publisher: The Prince Society
Printing Year: 1910-1911
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a historical account of Colonial currency reprints between the years 1682 and 1751. The volumes show some external age/wear, with clean, lightly age toned pages. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications. Some volumes may show restorative work. The books measure approximately 7" x 8.5".
 
Lot 1025

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 1026

$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 1027

$25
This lot includes the group of publications by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Mr. Brantz Mayer's discourse before the historical society, contributions to American history, the history of the Mason and Dixon's line, and the ordinance of 1787. 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 books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1030

$45
Title: Morisoniana oder Allgemeiner Rathgeber des Brittischen Gesundheitscollegiums.
Author: James Morison
Publisher: Doring
Printing Year: 1846

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper with three-quarter cloth, this antique volume is a German translation of work by James Morison, a health guru who founded the British College of Health to promote his cures and his Vegetable Universal Pills. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, and several other illustrations throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25" and contains 540 pages.
 
Lot 1031

$15
Title: Georgie May
Author: Maxwell Bodenheim
Publisher: Boni & Liveright
Printing Year: 1928

Condition/Details: Bound in navy cloth with yellow lettering, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of American writer Maxwell Bodenheim's novel on the underworld of a southern city, in the scarce dust jacket featuring artwork by Pulitzer. The book and dust jacket are stated second editions, with the dust jacket stating "Second edition before publication." Included in this volume is a collection of news articles related to this work and the author. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. A previous owner's blind stamp is present on the front free endpaper, and a blind stamp from "R. H. Macy & Co. Inc." is present on the rear free endpaper. The dust jacket shows light wear, with chipping concentrated along the edges of the spine and at the corners, with the price intact. The dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8" and contains 272 pages.
 
Lot 1033

$80
This lot includes the group of Maine town history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes six volumes, rebound into three compilations of Old Eliot: A Quarterly Magazine of the History and Biography of the Upper Parish of Kittery, Now Eliot. The dates of these volumes ranges from 1897 to 1903. 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 show advanced wear including loose and detached pages, and chipping. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1034

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles authored by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore:

- We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1992 by Random House - This volume, complete with dust jacket, and signed by both authors on the title page, is an account of Ia Drang--"The battle that changed the war in Vietnam."
- We Are Soldiers Still by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1998 by Harper Collins - This stated first edition is complete with dust and signed by both authors on the title page. This volume recounts the authors' visit back to the Ia Drang Valley. Stated first edition.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in like-new condition, with light shelf wear to the jackets.
 
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