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Lot 1116

$20
Title: The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary
Author: various
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Printing Year: 1971
Number of Volumes: Two-volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing on the spines and in the original slipcase, this vintage set is the compact edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, with the complete text reproduced micrographically. The volumes show some external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and slipcase. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. This set is lacking the magnifying glass that originally accompanied it. The books measure approximately 9 1/4" x 12" and the slipcase measures approximately 10" x 14".
 
Lot 1117

$25
This lot includes the group of Pennsylvania Archives books shown in the corresponding image(s). This material contains volumes from the second series through the ninth series. Some volumes have been rebound into green or grey cloth covered boards. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Some volumes in this lot show advanced wear indicators, and may show some restorative work. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1119

$45
This lot includes the group of eleven vintage photographs shown in the corresponding image. These photographs portray various parts of Cairo, Egypt, including buildings, soldiers, street scenes, and a man with a camel. The photographs have stamps on the back from Studio Erge, Hanns Tschira, J. Allen Cash and Wortmann. 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.

This lot is part of a large collection of ephemera being offered throughout this catalog that is believed to have come from the collection of artist James Bingham. This fine collection includes mounted magazine illustrations from classic magazines including Time and The Saturday Evening Post, photographs likely used as studies for the artist, promotional photographs from an assortment of films, hand drawn illustrations and a large assortment of magazine clippings and other ephemera, carefully categorized by the artist. Many of the pieces contain handwritten notations or markings, likely from the artist. James Bingham (1917-1971) served as a naval officer in World War II and worked as an AAF animator. Bingham provided art for Perry Mason and the revival of the Tugboat Annie stories for Saturday Evening Post and did a cover illustration for the Post. He also provided artwork for Argosy, Good Housekeeping, and Esquire, among others. Few artists, before or since, worked on so many advertising series. Bingham's many accounts included The Airlines of the United States, Association of Railroads, Maxwell House, Gulf Oil, Cannon Towels, Caterpillar Tractor, Philadelphia Whisky, Alcoa Steamship Company, Champion Spark Plugs and U S Steel.
 
Lot 1120

$40
Title: The Booklovers' Edition
Author: Joel Chandler Harris
Publisher: McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie
Printing Year: 1896
Number of Volumes: Five-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing and blind-stamped face on the front boards, this antique set is a collection of works by Joel Chandler Harris, including Sister Jane, Balaam and His Master, Uncle Remus Returns, Uncle Remus and His Friends, and Nights With Uncle Remus. The work is illustrated with frontispiece illustrations and illustrated endpapers. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with occasional moisture indications and light shelf wear. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7.5".
 
Lot 1121

$40
Title: Historical Sketches. A Collection of Papers Prepared for the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Publisher: Herald Printing and Binding Rooms
Printing Year: 1895-1935
Number of Volumes: Complete seven volume set

Notes: Bound in gray cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of papers prepared for the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications. The books measure approximately 5.75" x 9.25".
 
Lot 1122

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature titles:

- North to the Orient by Anne Morrow Lindbergh - Dated 1935 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - Signed by Jean Harlow on the title page, dated 1935.
- Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin - Dated 1903 by Grosset & Dunlap
- New Chronicles of Rebecca by Kate Douglas Wiggin - Dated 1907 by Grosset & Dunlap
- Ralph The Train Dispatcher by Allen Chapman - Dated 1911 by Grosset & Dunlap - The boards are split along the interior hinges.
- Die Hansa als Deutsche See- und Handelsmacht by Dr. Johannes Falte - by Verlag von B. Brigl - Antique German volume. Shows some advanced wear, with the front board detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1124

$1,050
Title: Grosses Betes & Petites Betes
Author: Andre Helle
Publisher: Tolmer & Cie
Printing Year: 1912

Condition/Details: Bound in large pictorial paper-covered boards with gray cloth backing, this antique volume is a very scarce first edition of this French children’s books. This work features illustrations by the author of animals from Noah's Ark. This work is gorgeously illustrated with twenty tipped-in pochoir illustrations surrounded by text and black outline drawings. The plates are signed with the artist/author's monogram, lower case initials "ah" inside of a circle. The mounted cover art is the title page. The endpapers feature and gray and white repeating design of Noah's Ark. This is a very rare copy of the handsomely illustrated work. The volume shows age/wear, with the pages detached from the binding. The boards show wear, with moisture indications to the rear board and pencil drawing to the front pictorial design. The pages show wear, with chipping and occasional tears along the edges. Several of the tipped-in illustrations show creasing, and the plate of the camel has pencil drawings. The book measures approximately 12" x 16".
 
Lot 1125

$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 1126

$80
Title: British Battles on Land and Sea
Author: James Grant
Publisher: Cassell and Company
Printing Year: 1897
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in crimson cloth with bright gilt and black embossed lettering and pictorial designs, this antique set is a scarce history of British battles. The work is profusely illustrated with full-page and in-text illustrations, as well as fold-out plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with sunning to the spines light shelf wear. The volumes are well bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7.5" x 10.25".
 
Lot 1127

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

- A Year With St. Paul by Charles E. Knox - Dated 1863 by Anson D. F. Randolph - some moisture indications
- The Philosophy of Justice Between God & Man by Benjamin Blood - Dated 1851 by John S. Taylor - some moisture indications and foxing
- Persuasives to Early Piety by Rev. J. G. Pike - published by the American Tract Society - some moisture indications and foxing
- The Holy Bible - Dated 1844 by American Bible Society - age-toned pages show some tears, chipping, and foxing, boards show some rubbing and chipping at edges

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1128

$425
This lot includes the group of prints and artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes artists such as Barbier, Bakst, Brunelleschi, Beardsley, Parrish, Marty, and Brissaud. Many of these prints feature women's fashion. 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 1129

$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 1131

$20
This lot includes the group of northeast state history books shown in the corresponding image(s). States covered in this material are Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and New York. Included is The Register Book for the Parish Prince Frederick Winyaw, which is a register book including marriages and baptisms. 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 in this lot show advanced wear indicators such as detached boards or wrappers, and some chipping. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1132

$20
Title: Kavanagh, A Tale
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Publisher: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
Printing Year: 1849

Condition/Details: Bound in purple blind-stamped cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a first edition, early printing of one of Longfellow's early novels. This volume includes a half-title page and a four page advertisement from Ticknor, dated May 1, 1849 between the front endpapers. The volume shows some external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and boards and light rubbing to the cloth. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.75" x 7.5" and contains 188 pages.
 
Lot 1133

$45
This auction lot includes the following pair of antique children's titles:

- The Night Before Christmas, or a Visit of St. Nicholas by uncredited- Dated 1896 by McLoughlin Bros. - This large Christmas story was mounted on Linen. The work shows some age/wear, with rubbing and chipping concentrated along the edges. The pages and illustrations show well, with strong colors, and wear concentrated to the bottom outside corner, not affecting the illustrations. The wrappers have split down the spine, with clear and black cloth tape.
- The Brownies: Their Book by Palmer Cox - Dated 1887 by The Century Co. - First edition, second state, with the logo of The De Vinne Press approximately two inches from the bottom edge, rather than below the copyright information. The volume shows wear, with the boards spilt from the text block, portions of the spine cover lacking and pages detached. The black illustrations throughout show well. Includes a decorative gift inscription.

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

This lot is one of several lots being 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 1134

$25
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 1135

$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 1136

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

- The Home, 1923 by various authors - Dated 1922 by Magazine Circulation Company -
- Masterpieces from the Works of Gustave Dore by Edmund Ollier - Dated 1887 by Cassell Publishing Company
- Wrought Iron, Its Manufacture, Characteristics and Applications by James Aston - Dated 1937 by A. M. Byers Company (Pittsburgh, PA) - In dust jacket.
- Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell - Dated 1866 by D. Appleton and Company
- Operator's Wireless Telegraph and Telephone Hand-Book by Victor H. Laughter - Dated 1909 by Frederick J. Drake & Co. - Shows some advanced wear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1138

$25
This lot includes the group of Italian art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Romanesque painting, the Fuseli Circle, and seventeenth-century Italian prints. 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. 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 1139

$40
This lot includes the group of early vintage Sports Illustrated magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes the second ever issue of Sports Illustrated. Three magazines are lacking front and rear wrappers. 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 1141

$40
This lot includes the group of Maine state history volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot contains several volumes of Bangor Historical Magazine, years ranging from approximately 1885-1894. Also included are Proceedings of the Bangor Historical Society 1914-1915. 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 with some restorative work evident. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1143

$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 1144

$45
This lot includes the group of museum and auction art catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Some 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. 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 1146

$10
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): Norwegian dances, Carmen, sacred music, and Schubert. There are approximately 22 individual music pieces in this lot. The condition of these pieces varies; there is some advanced wear with detached covers and pages.

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 1149

$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 1150

$40
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes what might be a first edition of Arthur Murray's Let's Dance, as well as a collection of recipes, a French/English dictionary, a pamphlet on the history of Elmira, a booklet on Paris, and much more. 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 1151

$25
This lot includes the group of antique decorative theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Daniel, immortal life, and strength for daily needs. 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.
 
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