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Lot 1190

$80
Title: American Bastile, A History
Author: John A. Marshall
Publisher: Thomas W. Hartely & Co.
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative brown cloth with bright gilt and black embossing and marbled page edges, this antique volume is a unique copy containing the signature of American politician William Jennings Bryan, dated 1887.

William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American politician in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. He was a dominant force in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as its candidate for President of the United States (1896, 1900 and 1908). He served in the United States Congress briefly as a Representative from Nebraska and was the 41st United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1916. Bryan was a devout Presbyterian, a supporter of popular democracy, an enemy of gold, banks and railroads, a leader of the silverite movement in the 1890s, a peace advocate, a prohibitionist, and an opponent of Darwinism on religious grounds. With his deep, commanding voice and wide travels, he was one of the best-known orators and lecturers of the era. Because of his faith in the goodness and rightness of the common people, he was called "The Great Commoner." (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with steel engravings throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, with shelf wear. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9.25" and contains 858 pages.
 
Lot 1191

$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 1192

$60
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Age of Bruegel, Netherlandish scrolled gables, children's portraits, and group portraiture. 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 1193

$55
This lot includes the group of approximately 30 vintage photographs shown in the corresponding image. These photographs include a variety of people, as well as photographs from the Florida State News Bureau. These photographs include several small images of men in various staged poses. 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.  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 1194

$40
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Fritz Eichenberg
Medium: Print
Year: 1960
Dimensions: Measures 9.25" by 12.25"

Details/Condition: This piece features renowned artist Fritz Eichenberg's classic work "The Peacable Kingdom." This work has the artist's pencil signature along the bottom right edge. This print is reminiscent of scratchboard artwork. "Christmas 1960, The Peacable Kingdom + Fritz Eichenberg" is in the print along the bottom edge. This piece was given by Eichenberg to the members of the Scarsdale New York Quaker Meeting.

Fritz Eichenberg (October 24, 1901–November 30, 1990) was a German-American illustrator who worked primarily in wood engraving. His best-known works were concerned with religion, social justice and nonviolence. Eichenberg was born to a Jewish family in Cologne, where the destruction of World War I helped to shape his anti-war sentiments. He worked as a printer's apprentice, and studied at the Municipal School of Applied Arts in Cologne and the Academy of Graphic Arts in Leipzig. In 1923 he moved to Berlin to begin his career as an artist, producing illustrations for books and newspapers. In his newspaper and magazine work, Eichenberg was politically outspoken and sometimes both wrote and illustrated his own reporting.
 
In 1933, the rise of Adolf Hitler convinced Eichenberg, a public critic of the Nazis, to emigrate with his wife and children to the United States, where he settled in New York City for most of the remainder of his life. He taught art at the New School for Social Research and at Pratt Institute and was part of the WPA's Federal Arts Project. Eichenberg also served as the head of the art department at the University of Rhode Island and laid out the printmaking studios there.
Raised in a non-religious family, Eichenberg had been attracted to Taoism as a child. Following his wife's unexpected death in 1937, he turned briefly to the practice of Zen Buddhist meditation, then joined the Religious Society of Friends in 1940. Though he remained a Quaker until his death, Eichenberg was also associated with Catholic charity work through his friendship with Dorothy Day - whom he met at a Quaker conference on religion and publishing in 1949 - and frequently contributed illustrations to Day's newspaper the Catholic Worker. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows well, with light age/wear. The piece has been carefully stored in the original tube, which is included with this lot.
 
Lot 1195

$40
This lot includes the group of Connecticut state history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include ancestry in Chedwato, records from New London county, whaling, naval history, and the War of the American Revolution. 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 1197

$20
This lot includes the group of antique reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include automobile engineering, aviation mathematics, and agriculture. 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 indicators such as moisture indications, sunning, and chipping and wear to boards.
 
Lot 1198

$40
This lot includes the group of travel ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes travel guides to US locations, India, the Middle East, Mexico, and much more. Some of these guides are military issued. 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 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 1199

$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 1202

$120
This lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern cameras and camera equipment shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a folding bed camera measuring approximately 12" x 7" x 12" high, as well as several other cameras. Also included are antique printing frames, an exposure meter, and other accessories. 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 1203

$25
This lot includes the group of Essex, Massachusetts history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes volumes 35-47 of the Essex Institute Historical Collections, ranging from years 1899-1911. Also included are volumes 16-21, bound into two volumes, of the Bulletin of the Essex Institute. 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 1204

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

- Anecdotes, Poetry and Incidents of the War: North and South. 1860-1865 by Frank Moore - Dated 1866 Privately Published - Profusely illustrated account of the US Civil War, printed just a year after the War ended.
- War Songs and Poems of the Southern Confederacy 1861-1865 by H. M. Wharton - Dated 1904 Privately Published - Shows advanced wear conditions, including moisture indications, lacking pages between the front free endpaper and title page, play to binding, and more.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1205

$45
This lot includes the group of Winterthur Portfolio books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes thirty volumes of the Winterthur Portfolio, published for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterhur Museum. The dates of these volumes ranges from the mid 1960's to mid 1990's. 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 1206

$30
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Featured among this material is an antique photograph album, with over 30 photographs, including many tin types. Also included are religious pieces and pamphlets, a Christmas pamphlet, greeting cards and cookbook pamphlets. 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 1207

$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 1208

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of children's 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 1209

$20
This lot includes the group of Notes and Queries: Historical & Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania books shown in the corresponding image(s). The years covered in this lot range from 1895-1900. 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. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1210

$35
This lot includes the group of museum art exhibition catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Some countries represented in this lot are: Germany, Italy, Ireland, and the Netherlands. 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 1211

$20
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a very large assortment of excised magazine illustrations, original drawings likely from artist James Bingham, and much more. This material was carefully organized by various topics in individual folders. Topics include naval, space, nature, seasons, interior scenes, children, profiles, animals and many more. There are an estimated 200 folders included in this group. 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. 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 1214

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

- The Last of the Barons by Edward Bulwer Lytton - Dated 1903 by Charles Scribner's Sons - two volumes, may show some moisture indications or rubbing to boards
- Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys by Rev. J. Smith - published by Charles C. Bigelow & Co. - complete four volume set. may show some moisture indications or chipping at spine
- Studies in the Scripture - Dated 1910 by Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society - complete three volume set, the silver embossing shows rubbing
- Illustrated Library of Travel by Bayard Taylor - Dated 1892 by Charles Scribner's Sons - four volumes, topics include Japan, Central Asia, Siam, and Arabia, volumes may show some rubbing to boards

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1215

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

- Cornish's Practical Instructor for the Reed Organ - by Cornish Co.
- Agypten by Hed Wimmer - Dated 1963 by Hanns Reich Verlag - slipcase shows some moisture indications and tearing, hardcover volume enclosed in protective plastic jacket, which shows some loss
- A History of The Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of New Jersey edited by M. W. William Davies and M. W. Lewis M. Parker - Dated 1961 from Bloomfield, New Jersey
- Children of the Rising Sun by Willard Price - Dated 1938 by National Travel Club - dust jacket shows some chipping and loss, includes a separate special edition map of Japan and China
- The Operation, Care, and Repair of Farm Machinery published by John Deere - boards show some moisture indications
- The Complete Dressmaker by Clara E. Laughlin - Dated 1916 by D. Appleton and Company - some moisture indications

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1216

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

- Sundry Rhymes from the Days of Our Grandmothers collected and illustrated by George Wharton Edwards - Dated 1888 by A. D. F. Randolph & Co. - some moisture indications, chipping to spine cover, and cracking along gutters
- La Herencia de Salta-Sillas - Dated 1920 by Saturnino Calleja - wrappers show some moisture indications and sunning
- John Brown's Body by Stephen Vincent Benet - Dated 1928 by Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc. - some wear to board edges
- Our Friend the Dog by Maurice Maeterlinck - Dated 1905 by Dodd, Mead, & Company - cracking at front hinge, some wear and moisture indications to boards
- The History of Arthur Penreath by Verney Lovett Cameron - published by E. P. Dutton & Company - shows some moisture indications and wear to boards
- Rhymes of Childhood by John Whitcomb Riley - Dated 1895 by The Bowen-Merrill Co. - some moisture indications and wear to the boards
- The Life of Our Lord by Charles Dickens - Dated 1934 by Simon & Schuster - slipcover shows some wear and rubbing to edges, volume shows some foxing

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1217

$20
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 1219

$30
This lot includes the group of Maine Historical Society books shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes Maine historical and genealogical recorders as well as collections and proceedings of the Maine Historical Society. 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. Some of these volumes show advanced wear indicators.
 
Lot 1220

$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 1221

$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 1222

$60
Title: The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters
Editor: Logan Marshall
Publisher: L. T. Myers
Printing Year: 1912

Condition/Details: Bound in mustard cloth with black and light red embossing and mounted black and white photograph, this antique volume provides an account of the nautical disaster constructed from details of the survivors. The work is illustrated with many photographic plates of the ship and people on the ship, including two-frontispiece plates of the ship and the Captain. The volume shows very well, with light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9" and contains 350 pages.
 
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