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Lot 1076

$25
This lot includes the group of antique juvenile series and children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are volumes from the Ranger Boys, the Connecticut Boys, the Green Mountain Boys, the Boy Scouts and Jack Lorimer series, as well as other volumes from the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. 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 1077

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

- Quakerism On Nantucket Since 1800 by Henry Barnard Worth - Dated 1896 by Nantucket Historical Association
- Timothy White Papers introduction by Myrom Samuel Dudley - Dated 1898 by Nantucket Historical Association
- Nantucket Lands and Land Owners by Henry Barnard Worth - Dated 1901-1910 by Nantucket Historical Association - Bulletin Numbers 1-6
- A Century of Free Masonry in Nantucket by Alexander Starbuck - Dated 1903 by Nantucket Historical Association

These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications. These volumes are in their original wrappers and show advanced wear.
 
Lot 1079

$60
This lot includes the vintage music program signed by acclaimed musician Duke Ellington shown in the corresponding image. This program was a souvenir booklet for Dave Wolper's Hurricane, and features Ellington's signature in pencil on the pictorial upper cover. This booklet measures approximately 9" x 12". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. This item shows very well, with only light age/wear indications.

This booklet 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 1080

$40
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Vermeer, Willem Buytewech, Jan van der Heyden, and Varujan Boghosian. 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.

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 features a fine assortment of books spanning various art styles and the history of artwork throughout the world.
 
Lot 1081

$15
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 1084

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on the history of Cuba:

- The Unsuspected Revolution, The Birth and Rise of Castroism by Mario Llerena - Dated 1978 by Cornell University Press - In dust jacket.
- Havanna Bay, A Novel by Martin Cruz Smith - Dated 1999 Stated First Edition by Random House - In dust jacket.
- Cuba 1933, Prolugue to Revolution by Luis E. Aguilar - Dated 1972 by Cornell University Press - In dust jacket.
- The Cuban Missile Crisis by Robert A. Divine - Dated 1971 by Quadrangle Books - In wrappers.
- Cuba's Great Struggle for Freedom by Senor Gonzalo de Quesada - Dated 1898 by J. R. Jones - Decorative binding shows some age/wear, with rubbing to the cloth.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Several of these volumes have the previous owner's name in ink on the front pages.
 
Lot 1085

$175
Title: The Family Herbal; or, An Account of All Those English Plants, Which Are Remarkable for Their Virtues
Author: Sir John Hill, M. D.
Publisher: George Virtue
Printing Year: c1810

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with half-leather, this antique work contains herbal remedies, printed for use in the home. The work is undated, with no mention of being a later edition on the title page. This work is profusely illustrated with hand-colored, full-page plates at the end of the text. The volume shows external age/wear, with the spine cover detached and present. The paper- and leather-covered boards showing rubbing and age. The text block is well bound, with age-toned pages. The volume is lacking at least one full-page plate, opposite of the last plate in the volume, and is lacking the front free endpaper. The work contains marginalia and hand-drawn pencil illustrations, primarily in the plates section and on the endpapers. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 316 pages of text, followed by the plates.
 
Lot 1087

$25
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 1088

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- In The Heart of the Sierras by J. M. Hutchings - Dated 1886 by Pacific Press Publishing - first edition, second printing, lacks frontispiece
- The History of England by Thomas Babington Macaulay - Dated 1856 by Harper & Brothers - volumes one and two, incomplete set
- Eurtropii Historiae Romanae Breviarium by John Clarke - Dated 1785 by J. F. and C. Rivington
- Autobiography of Lutfullah, a Mohamedan Gentleman by Edward B. Eastwick - Dated 1863 by Smith, Elder, and Co.

These antique volumes show advanced wear, with detached boards, and/or spine covers, and other typical wear. The text blocks are overall well-bound with age-toned, foxed pages.
 
Lot 1089

$45
This lot includes the group of Massachusetts state history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Included in this lot is a five volume set of Pilgrim Notes and Queries, which is published by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Also included are six volumes of the pamphlet Collections of the Old Colony Historical Society dated 1878 - 1899, which have been rebound into hardcover marbled boards. Other volumes include publications by the New England Catholic Historical Society, the Quinabaug Historical Society, the Pilgrim society, and the Somerville Historical Society. 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 volumes show restorative work. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1090

$10
This lot includes a 21 piece wooden Chinese tea set shown in the corresponding image(s). Included is a teapot, several cups and saucers, small spoons, creamer pitcher, lidded sugar bowl, and a tray with handles. These pieces are made in China and are painted black and gold. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. The spout of teapot is cleanly separated, and the other items show light wear.
 
Lot 1093

$100
This lot includes the group of a 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 three pieces, including a black, orange, gray and cream poster for Kathe Kollwitz; a tour poster for Marcel Marceau; and a World War I poster honoring a wounded soldier, with a print of Woodrow Wilson's signature. The WWI poster has a handwritten name of Elmer B. Biggs. 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. The Kathe Kollwitz poster shows some wear, it was mounted on the backing of the frame, and shows rippling throughout the surface.
 
Lot 1095

$45
Title: York Deeds
Publisher: E. C. Bowler
Printing Year: 1903-1910
Number of Volumes: 7 volume set (volumes 12-18)

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of deeds from York, Maine between the years of 1903-1910. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with clean, lightly age toned pages. These volumes show some restorative work. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications. The books measure approximately 5.75" x 8.5".
 
Lot 1099

$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 1100

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Illustrated Pocket Library of Plain and Coloured Books by various authors - Dated 1905 by Methuen & Co. - 13 volumes, some authors included are W. H. Ainsworth, Oliver Goldsmith, Samuel Lover, and Pierce Egan, these volumes may show minor shipping to spine, minor moisture indications
- Thackeray's Works by William Makepeace Thackeray - from The American News Company - 6 volumes, some titles include The Virginians, Vanity Fair, and The Newcomes, some volumes may show advanced wear including moisture indications, cracking at hinges
- Altemus' Edition Shakespeare by William Shakespeare - published by Henry Altemus - 10 volumes, some titles include King Henry VI and King John.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1101

$35
This lot includes the group of New York City & State books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Long Island History, Revolutionary War Veterans, Robert Moses, and Immigrants in Madison County. 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 1103

$35
This lot includes the group of Nantucket town history pamphlets shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these pamphlets document the proceedings of various meetings of the Nantucket Historical Association. Also included are reports by the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pamphlets are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1104

$90
This lot includes the group of decorative, antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include five volumes from James Fennimore Cooper's Leather Stocking Tales, bound in marbled paper with three-quarter leather, green and brown spine labels and decorative gilt embossing. Also included are ten volumes of Irving's works, bound in marbled paper with three-quarter leather and gilt embossing. 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. The Irving set shows more advanced wear, with several detached boards and some wear to the leather.
 
Lot 1106

$10
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 1107

$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 1108

$40
Title: The Secret Garden
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes
Printing Year: 1911 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light teal cloth with gilt embossing blind-stamped design and top edge gilt, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of the classic children’s tale of The Secret Garden. This edition, with August 1911 on the copyright page, is the non-illustrated version, published at the same time as the illustrated edition, with this one more difficult to find. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the cloth concentrated along the extremities, sunning to the spine and moisture indications. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block shows some play, with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 375 pages.
 
Lot 1109

$400
Title: Turkish Archery and the Composite Bow
Author: Paul E. Klopsteg, Ph.D.
Publisher: Privately Printed
Printing Year: 1934 Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Handsomely bound in gray cloth with maroon spine backing and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a very scarce first edition of this important work on archery, hand-signed by the author, Paul E. Klopsteg, and limited to only 100 copies. This work was printed by subscription for John S. Stevenson. The volume has been carefully stored in a hand-made paper dust jacket, with handwritten contact information for Stevenson and a handwritten title. The work is illustrated with many in-text illustrations, as well as a full-page frontispiece facsimile of "Telchis resail er-rumat" by Mustafa Kani, and one other full-page illustration. The volume shows some external age/wear, with light rubbing and sunning to the boards and a light moisture indication. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. There is a moisture indication at the top corner of the first 30 pages of text. The hand-made dust jacket is split along the spine. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.75" and contains 104 pages.

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 1110

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

- Album De Planches - Dated 1912 by Frederik Muller & Cie - shows some moisture indications and sunning
- Die Geschichte Eines Hollandischen Stadtbildes by Dr. M. Eisler - Dated 1914 by Martinus Nijhoff - some moisture indications and foxing
- Dutach Etchers of the Seventeenth Century by Laurence Binyon - Dated 1895 by Seeley and Co. Limited - contains the bookplate of previous owner Paul Joseph Sachs as well as his signature
- Catalogue of Drawings By Dutch and Flemish Artists by Arthur M. Hind - Dated 1923 by William Clowes and Sons - contains the bookplate of previous owner Paul Joseph Sachs

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. 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 features a fine assortment of books spanning various art styles and the history of artwork throughout the world. Many of the volumes contain the bookplate 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)
 
Lot 1111

$20
This lot includes the group of Maine state history books and pamphlets shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes member listings and reports on the proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, several volumes of The Maine Bulletin, a compilation of the University of Maine, and a volume about the landing of the Popham colony, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. This material is generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some of these volumes may show advanced wear such as detached wrappers and chipping. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1112

$45
This lot includes the group of political and military ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes vintage civil defense information and postal box, maps, an aircraft inspection and maintenance guide, a photograph of Warren Harding, and a poster and campaign button of Wendell Wilkie. 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.

This 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 1113

$30
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. This collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear.

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 1115

$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.
 
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