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Lot 1224

$20
This lot includes the group of porcelain, pottery, and sculpture books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Chelsea, Ancient West Mexico, and salt glazed stoneware. 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 indicators of advanced wear such as tearing and loss to dust jacket as well as creasing to wrappers.
 
Lot 1225

$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 1226

$20
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include titles by Mabet C. Hawley, Gray McClintock (with original signature), James E. West, Hans Christian Andersen, and Palmer Cox. 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 1228

$150
Title: Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: American Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing and mounted illustration of an elephant on the front board, this antique volume is a first edition of Twain’s writing on his journey around the World. The signature mark “11” is present on page 161. The work is profusely illustrated with full-page and in-text illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities of the cloth and the boards cracking along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound with lightly age-toned pages. A pencil signature from a previous owner is present on the front endpaper. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9.25" and contains 712 pages.
 
Lot 1229

$30
Title: The Essex Antiquarian
Author: various authors
Publisher: The Essex Antiquarian
Printing Year: 1897-1909
Number of Volumes: 13 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of the monthly magazine devoted to the biography, genealogy, history, and antiquities of Essex county, Massachusetts. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The years of these volumes ranges from 1897-1909. The books measure approximately 7" x 9.5". Also included in this lot are three volumes of the Annual Report of The Essex Institute, from years 1934-1936. The original pamphlets are enclosed into pamphlet binders. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1231

$100
This auction lot includes the following pair of titles signed by Capt. Wm. R. Myers:

- The Fight With The Dragon, A Romance by F. Shiller - Dated 1877 by Estes and Lauriat - Illustrated by Henry Moses. - This volume has black tape along the spine and shows some age/wear.
- Illustrations to Goethe's Faust by Moritz Retzsch - Dated 1877 by Estes and Lauriat - Shows wear, with moisture indications, boards separated along the internal gutters, detached pages and loss to some page edges. This volume also has tape along the spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These oblong volumes contain pencil writing of "Capt. Wm. R. Myers./1894/To Junius S. Cravens./From Mrs. Wm. R. Myers./July 22 1908." Each volume also contains Capt. Myers' card. William Myers was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, and served in the Civil War, completing his service as Captain.
 
Lot 1232

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include collections of poetry from Byron and Thomas Moore, as well as a three-volume set of Balzac's The Human Comedy and a set of Sir Walter Scott's Waverly Novels. 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. These books show some advanced wear, with rubbing to the gilt embossing and play to the bindings.
 
Lot 1233

$375
This lot includes the group of South Carolina genealogy and history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include marriage records, cemetery inscriptions, church registers, and epitaphs. This material covers areas such as Charleston, Orangeburg County, Marion County, Richland County, and Marlboro county. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Some books in this lot may show advanced wear indicators. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1234

$60
This lot includes the group of prints and posters shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a 1910 newspaper, excised magazine and newspaper advertisements, nautical posters, and more. Also included is a scrap book of illustrations. 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 1235

$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 1236

$30
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(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.
 
Lot 1239

$700
This lot includes the group of approximately 65 vintage movie promotional photographs shown in the corresponding image. These photographs cover a number of movies, including horror movies and westerns, among others. Several of the photographs have the movie's title printed at the bottom edge. Some movies include "Dracula's Daughter," "The Invisible Ray," "Too Many Women," and one with a handwritten title of "The Big Trail" on the backside. Notable actors featured in these photographs include Joan Crawford, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and 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.  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 1240

$35
This lot includes the group of Dutch painting reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: landscapes, genre paintings, and Dutch painting in the age of Rembrandt. 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 1241

$100
This lot includes the group of Kentucky state history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Johnson county, marriages, Louisville's first families, Litell's laws, pioneer and court records, Bryan Station, Woodford county, Shelby county, Harman's Station, Harrodsburg, Ohio county, and Elkborn Church. 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 may show advanced wear indicators such as detached boards and chipping. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1242

$45
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Hunting and Fishing
Issue Dates: 1938-40
Number of Issues: Eleven

Notes: These magazines are in exceptional condition, with handsome color front and rear covers. All of the magazines are intact and whole, with only light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1243

$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 1244

$20
This lot includes the group of vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Three of the books in this lot are "Indestructible Panoramas" from the J. L. Shilling Company, each of which is an accordion-style book with colorful illustrations. The Merry-Go-Round volume is split in two. Also included are two volumes of rhymes from Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company, in white pictorial paper 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 1245

$10
This lot includes the group of antique decorative theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included are Good Manners, Dager's Interpretation of the Bible, Nearing Home, and Getting On In This World. 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 1246

$200
This lot includes the group of items shown in the corresponding images, all relating to Professor Dino Bigongiari. Featured is a like-new copy of the 2000 edition of his work, Essays on Dante and Medieval Culture, an antique sheathed dagger and a small, antique pistol. These items came from the personal holdings of Anne and Henry Paolucci and the dagger and pistol are reputed to have belonged to Bigongiari.

Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.

Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy."

Together and separately, Henry and Anne Paolucci have contributed dozens of books and publications on a wide variety of subjects over the past fifty years, including but not limited to: Political Science, Literature and Philosophy, Fiction, Plays, Poetry, translations. (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 1247

$25
Title: The Mayflower Descendant
Publisher: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants
Printing Year: 1902-1920
Number of Volumes: 16 volume set (volumes 4-21)

Notes: Bound in gray cloth with gilt embossing, this set is a collection of the quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history. The volumes show some external age/wear and some volumes show restorative work. They 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".
 
Lot 1248

$50
Title: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Printing Year: 1997

Condition/Details: Bound in blue paper-covered boards with black cloth to the spine, bronze colored lettering along the spine, and complete with un-clipped dust jacket, this stated first edition is an author-signed first printing of Charles Frazier's first novel. This National Book Award-winning debut was the basis for the critically-acclaimed film of the same title. The work features pictorial map endpapers, a John Berendt blurb sticker on the front dust jacket, and the "man-woman" misprint on page 25, as well as the full number line on the copyright page. The volume shows very well, with light shelf wear and solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket features a protective mylar wrapper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 356 pages.
 
Lot 1251

$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 1253

$60
This lot includes the group of Illinois Historical Society books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot contains Historical Encyclopedias of Illinois with histories of Rock Island County and Sangamon County, as well as Brinkerhoff's History of Marion County Illinois. 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. These volumes show advanced wear.
 
Lot 1254

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

- Cherry Tree Farm - published by E.P. Dutton & Co. - chromolithograph illustrations on boards, loss of spine cover and back board, binding is loose
- Great African Travelers by Hugh Craig - Dated 1890 by George Routledge & Sons - text block is detached from boards, boards show some wear and chipping
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson - Dated 1930 by Anderson Books - slipcase shows some wear and cracking
- The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling - Dated 1906 by The Century Co. - this volume shows indications of advanced wear including minor loss due to insect damage, a detached front free endpaper, and the text block is partially detached from the boards

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1255

$10
This lot includes the group of 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 X varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are an etching signed in pencil by Stephen Whittle, a floral lithograph from Paul Jerrard, a watercolor signed E. van Haarlem 91, and a watercolor signed B. Duminy, as well as two Asian-themed etchings by T. Miki. 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.
 
Lot 1256

$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 1257

$15
This lot includes the group of Colonial Genealogist and National Genealogy Society publications shown in the corresponding image(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.
 
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