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Lot 1152

$100
This lot features the following vintage magazine:

Title: Sports Illustrated
Issue Date: August 16, 1954

Notes: This magazine is volume one, number one of the long-running Sports Illustrated magazine, profusely illustrated and containing the fold-out color baseball cards, as shown in the corresponding image. This magazine is in excellent condition. It is solidly bound in handsome color wrappers, with 144 pages of articles, illustrations and advertisements.
 
Lot 1153

$30
This lot includes the group of Massachusetts state history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain town records from Worchester, Massachusetts between approximately 1753 and 1848, as collected by the Worchester Society of Antiquity. 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. Some restorative work is evident on these volumes.
 
Lot 1156

$90
Title: Aunt Louisa's Fairy Legends Comprising Puss in Boots, Jack and the Bean Stalk, White Cat, Hare and Tortoise
Publisher: McLoughlin Bros.
Printing Year: c1872

Condition/Details: Bound in embossed brown cloth with large, brightly colored circular pastedown, this antique volume is a scarce early children's book. The work is illustrated with twenty four full-page lustrous chromolithographs. All pages are printed on one-side only. The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners and rubbing along the extremities. The boards are cracking along the internal hinges. The book is solidly bound with lightly foxed pages. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 10.5". Each story is individually paginated.
 
Lot 1157

$15
This lot includes the autographed antique photograph of silent actress Bebe Daniels shown in the corresponding image. This duo-tone photograph includes an ink, handwritten inscription and signature that reads "To Mrs. Robert McQuinn/With my very best wishes/Bebe Daniels" towards the bottom right corner. A note included with this photograph explains that Miss Daniels gave this photograph to Annie McQuinn after Mrs. McQuinn had gave Daniels photographs she had taken while shooting a film. Pencil handwriting on the back identifies the photograph having come from Miami, where Daniels was shooting on location in 1923. This photograph measures approximately 7.5" x 9.5" and shows well, with light age/wear indications and fine patina. Also included is a smaller snapshot of Daniels in costumer during shooting of the film. This original photograph measures approximately 2.5" x 3.5".

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 1159

$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 1160

$110
This shelf lot includes the group of ornithological and other estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1162

$35
This lot includes the group of sports & transportation ephemera & collectibles shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a folding fan from London & North Eastern Railway, a price list of parts for a Ford Model-T, an original railroad ticket, and a signed photograph of baseball player George McQuinn. 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 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 1163

$175
Title: Early Chinese Bronzes
Author: Albert J. Koop
Publisher: Ernest Benn Limited
Printing Year: 1924

Condition/Details: Rebound in light gray cloth boards with gilt embossing, this antique volume provides a scholarly study on Chinese bronzes from ancient times. The work is profusely illustrated with collotype plates. This is an ex-library volume, with a gilded number on the bottom portion of the spine and occasional stamps, including on the title page, copyright page, and preface, and occasionally along the top edge of the text and plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is well bound, with age-toned pages, featuring deckled edges. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 13" and contains 85 pages of text, followed by plates numbered through 110.
 
Lot 1165

$55
This lot includes the group of Delaware state history of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include historical and biographical papers, settlements on the Delaware river, allied families, Swedes on the Delaware, and church records. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications. Several of these volumes show advanced wear indicators.
 
Lot 1166

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

- The American Claimant by Mark Twain - Dated 1892 by Charles L. Webster & Co.
- Frontier Life; or, Tales of the South-Western Border by Francis Hardman- Dated c1880 by Porter & Coates
- Babbit by Sinclair Lewis - Dated 1922 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - In dust jacket.
- The Face Upon the Floor and Other Ballads by H. Antoine D'Arcy - Dated 1918 by The Green Room Club - Author inscribed and signed on front free endpaper. In dust jacket, which shows wear and loss.
- The Pennsylvania Pilgrim, and Other Poems by John Greenleaf Whittier - Dated 1872 by James R. Osgood and Company - First edition, shows some advanced wear.
- Neighbors of Ours, Slum Stories of London by Henry W. Nevinson - Dated 1895 by Henry Holt and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1167

$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 1168

$70
Title: Les Masques Et Les Personnages De La Comedie Italienne
Author: Gerard D'Houville
Publisher: Aux Bureaux du Journal Des Dames Et Des Modes
Printing Year: 1914

Condition/Details: This antique limited edition set features six gorgeous etchings of Commedia dell'Arte characters colored in pochoir. This set features six of the twelve original etchings, including "Trivellino," "Scaramouche," "Pantalon," "Tartaglia," "Le octeur Ballanzone," and "Florindo." This etchings show gorgeously, with strong, vivid colors. The limitation page is included, identifying this as number 375 of 415 printed copies. The title page is printed in red and black ink. This collection is unbound and lacking six of the original illustrations. The title page and limitation page have clear plastic tape reinforcing holes and tearing. The pages show some age/wear indications, with rubbing and occasional moisture indications, not affecting the plates. The pages measure approximately 19" x 15".

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 1169

$90
This lot features the antique Confederate States of America stamp shown in the corresponding image. Included with this stamp are notations from a 1996 sale at which it was purchased. The notations indicate the stamp has "indistinct cancel tying all around, with imprint marking in lower margin selvage." The notations came from David B. Robinson Postal History of Richmond, Virginia. This seller believed that the tying came from Richmond. Also, at the bottom of the stamp is lettering of the name of a bank, "aly Bank," with the first portion of the lettering indiscernible. This stamp is upside down, on an envelope addressed to Mrs. W. S. Harveston of Graniteville. This rare stamp shows age/wear, with postal markings and some portions lacking around the edges.
 
Lot 1171

$80
Title: The Register of Pennsylvania
Editor: Samuel Hazard
Publisher: W. F. Geddes
Printing Year: 1828-1836
Number of Volumes: 16 volume set

Notes: Volumes 1-12 have been rebound in brown cloth with gilt embossing. The rebound volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. Volumes 13-16 have the original binding with marbled boards, which show advanced wear. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications. The books measure approximately 6.75" x 10".
 
Lot 1172

$175
Title: Bumble Bugs and Elephants, A Big and Little Book
Author: M. W. Brown
Publisher: William R. Scott
Printing Year: 1938 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in thick paper-covered pictorial boards with spiral binding, this antique children’s work is the first collaborative work of M. W. Brown and illustrator Clement Hurd. This duo eventually published the classic children’s tales The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon. The volume shows some external age/wear, with wear and light tearing to the paper on the boards. The spiral binding shows wear, with the spiral lacking along the bottom two inches and in the middle of the binding. The pages show well, with brightly colored illustrations. The book measures approximately 8.75" x 8.75" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 1174

$150
Title: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah
Author: Frank Esshom
Publisher: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1913

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this antique volume is a scarce history of prominent men of the state of Utah, the 45th state admitted to the Union in 1896. This large volume is from the Edition De Luxe, numbered 219 of 4,500 copies. The work is profusely illustrated with portraits of the men detailed in this work. The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards separating from the text block. The leather is rubbed and shows some loss concentrated along the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages, featuring marbled edges. The volume contains a historical society bookplate on the front endpaper. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12" and contains 1,319 pages.
 
Lot 1175

$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 1177

$25
This lot includes the group of antique decorative literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include Hearts' Haven, Thaddeus of Warsaw, Ben-Hur, and The Lure of the North. This volume of Hearts' Haven is author inscribed by Clara Louise Burnham. 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 1179

$60
This lot includes the group of publications of the Rhode Island Historical Society shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the state flag, historical society proceedings, collections, charter and by-laws. 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 wrappers and chipping. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1180

$45
This lot includes the group of stage and screen art and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes antique loan exhibition catalogs, stage and screen programs, and souvenir booklets. 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. Some pieces show more advanced wear including moisture indications and tears/chipping to pages.

This 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 1181

$110
This lot includes the group of large antique medical charts shown in the corresponding image. These offset printed pull down charts are on a cloth backing with vibrant hues of red, yellow, blue, black and green on an off-white background. The charts were designed by Dr. Gustave Michel and include a Chart of Osteology and a Chart of the Arterial, Venous Nervous Systems. The pieces show well, with some loss and wear from use over time. Many of the original dowels are included, as is a stand. 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.
 
Lot 1182

$35
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: Argosy, Modern Mechanics, Street & Smith's Western Story Magazine, Best Detective Magazine, Detective Fiction Weekly, Western Fiction Monthly
Issue Dates: 1920s and 1930s
Number of Issues: Seven

Notes: These vintage magazines show nicely with 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.
 
Lot 1183

$15
This lot includes the large group of The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are a publication of the Historical society of Pennsylvania, whose dates range from the late 1800's to the late 1900's. Some volumes have been rebound into red cloth boards with gilt embossing. Some earlier printings are in their original bindings, which may show some advanced wear indicators. 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 1185

$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 1186

$25
Title: Life of Sitting Bull and History of the Indian War of 1890-‘91
Author: W. Fletcher Johnson
Publisher: Edgewood Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1891 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue pictorial cloth, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this account of the life of Chief Sitting Bull. This work is profusely illustrated with portraits of Sitting Bull and other Native Americans, as well as Buffalo Bill and other figures of the time. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with rubbing to the cloth and tearing concentrated along the extremities. Much of the pictorial design on the front board and spine is faded, and the rear board shows advanced moisture indications. The boards are split along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound, with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8" and contains 587 pages.
 
Lot 1187

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1189

$70
This lot includes the group of Rhode Island History magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). A publication of the Rhode Island Historical Society, the dates of these publications range from 1968-1993. 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.
 
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