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Lot 1259

$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 1260

$55
Title: Ten Years in Oregon: Travels and Adventures of Doctor E. White and Lady
Author: Miss A. J. Allen
Publisher: Mack, Andrus, & Co. (Ithaca, NY)
Printing Year: 1848

Condition/Details: Bound in blind-stamped light brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume provides a history of exploration in the Western portion of the United States. The work also details "Incidents of two sea voyages via Sandwich Islands Around Cape Horn." Additionally, this work contains "a brief history of the missions and settlement of the country-origin of the provisional government-number and customs of the Indians-incidents witnessed while traversing and residing in the territory-description of the soil, production and climate of the country." The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing to the extremities. The volume is solidly bound, with the spine cocked. The pages show age-toning and moisture indications, as well as some foxing. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8" and contains 399 pages.
 
Lot 1261

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

- Tales from Shakespeare by Charles & Mary Lamb - published by Charles Scribner's Sons - tissue guard sheet is detached
- San Francisco's Great Disaster by Sydney Tyler - Dated 1906 by P. W. Ziegler
- History of England by Thomas Babington Macaulay - Dated 1884 by Belford, Clarke & Co - complete five volume set, volumes may show some wear at edges of boards and spine, front endpaper bears a stamp from a private library collection
- An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith - published by George Routledge and Sons - title page bears a stamp from a private library
- The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan - published by The Religious Tract Society - some moisture indications

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1264

$25
Title: Rembrandt’s Etchings: An Essay and a Catalogue
Author: Arthur M. Hind
Publisher: Methuen and Co. Ltd.
Printing Year: 1912
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a catalogue raisonne of Rembrandt’s etchings. Volume one contains text and plates at the end, and volume two is profusely illustrated with plates. The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing to the cloth along the extremities and sunning along the spines. The bindings show play, with age-toned pages. The second volume contains scholarly marginalia throughout. The books measure approximately 9.25" x 12".

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, including this set, 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 1265

$40
This lot includes the group of Mid-West state history books shown in the corresponding image(s). States covered in this lot are Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Arkansas. Some topics include pioneers, social registers, biographical directories, local families, and the War of 1917-1918. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. A few books in this lot show advanced wear indicators. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1266

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

- Modern Book-Illustration in Great Britain and America - Dated 1931 by The Studio Limited
- The Fairy Mythology by Thomas Keightley - Dated 1860 by H. G. Bohn
- China: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical - Dated 1853 by Henry G. Bohn
- A Musical Grammar by Dr. Callcott - Dated 1830 by James Loring
- The Housekeeper's Instructor; or, Universal Family Cook by William Augustus Henderson - c1800 - This antique volume lacks the title page and any pages prior to page four (the first page of text), as well as pages 11-14. Contains eleven engravings, including nine full-page plates, several of which show loss and tearing, and two fold-out plates both of which are lacking the portions that fold-out. While this volume shows advanced wear, it is a fine piece of domestic science history.

These antique volumes show advanced wear, with detached boards, and/or spine covers, and other typical wear. The text blocks are overall well-bound with age-toned, foxed pages.
 
Lot 1269

$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 1270

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

- The Finger Print Instructor by Frederick Kuhne - Dated 1935 by Munn & Co., Inc - boards show some moisture indications
- Frigidaire Recipes - Dated 1928 by Frigidaire Corporation - dust jacket shows some chipping and moisture indications
- De Imitatione Christi Libri Quatuor - Dated 1867 by Macmillan Et Soc. - shows some moisture indications, foxing, and chipping/wear to boards and spine cover
- Latin-English Dictionary by Rev. Mr. William Young - Dated 1792 - this volume shows advanced wear including detached boards, chipping and loss to spine and some pages, and some marginalia and foxing
- Fungi and Fungicides by Clarence M. Weed - Dated 1896 by Orange Judd Company - shows some moisture indications
- The American Chap-Book - Dated 1904 by American Type Founders Company - volume I, number I, boards show some chipping

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1271

$110
Title: Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Author: various authors
Publisher: Harrisburg Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1895-1939
Number of Volumes: Complete 166-volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of the lineage of the charter members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The volumes show some external age/wear, with lightly age toned pages. Some restorative work has been done, in addition, text blocks may show separation. These are ex-library volumes, with embossed stamps throughout. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 1272

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of estate and art reference 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. 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. 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 1273

$90
This lot includes the group of Rhode Island Historical Society publications and genealogy books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the proceedings and collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society, historical magazines, as well as state genealogical registers. This material dates from the late 1800's to the mid 1980's. 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. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1276

$150
This shelf lot includes the group of antique decorative literature and poetry 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 1278

$15
Title: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Publisher: Phillips, Sampson and Company.
Printing Year: 1859

Condition/Details: Bound in light green blind-stamped cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a collection of essays by American physician and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. The title page of this volume is in red and black text and there are eight full-page engravings with tissue guard-sheets throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and rubbing along the extremities. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The binding shows some play, with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.25" and contains 373 pages, followed by a page of the publisher’s advertisements.
 
Lot 1279

$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 1281

$40
This lot includes the group of Maine Historical Society publications shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes collections and proceedings of the historical society, containing historical documents and manuscripts. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Some volumes may show advanced wear indicators. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications.
 
Lot 1282

$40
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 1284

$30
This lot includes the group of six children's books by Gene Stratton Porter shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include some first and early editions. Titles include The Keeper of the Bees, Laddie, At the Foot of the Rainbow, Freckles, The Harvester and Friends in Feathers. 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 1285

$90
This lot includes the group of stamps and currency shown in the corresponding image. This material includes many commemorative reprints of stamps and currency from organizations such as the American Philatelic Society, the US Postal Service, the American Bank Note Company and the American Numismatic Association. Also included are several authentic pieces, including an album of postage stamps from Ireland, with some stamps dating back to the 1920's.

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.
 
Lot 1286

$55
This lot includes the group of books on the history of South Africa shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include titles on the Boer War and other general history of South Africa. 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 1287

$15
Title: Provincial Papers: Documents & Records Relating to New Hampshire
Author: Nathaniel Bouton
Publisher: various
Printing Year: 1872-1877
Number of Volumes: 5 volumes, numbers 6 - 10 in a set

Notes: Bound in black cloth, this antique set is a compilation of New Hampshire documents & records from approximately 1749 - 1786. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications. These volumes show advanced wear. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 1288

$20
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: L'Illustration, The Burlington Magazine, Die Kunst Fueralle, Le Petit Artiste, Notre Dame De Paris, Le Frou Frou
Issue Dates: ranges between 1901-1939
Approximate Number of Issues: 7

Notes: Some of these volumes show advanced wear indicators including chipping, loose or detached covers, etc.
 
Lot 1289

$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 1290

$20
This lot includes the group of painting history reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Flemish painting, Berthe Morisot, the Golden Age, and Gothic Painting. 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 1293

$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 1294

$40
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 1295

$225
Title: Edward Randolph
Publisher: The Prince Society
Printing Year: 1898-1909
Number of Volumes: Complete 7 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of the letters and official papers of Edward Randolph. Some of his letters relate to the vacating of the royal charter of the colony of Massachusetts Bay. This set is limited to two hundred and fifty copies. The volumes show some external age/wear with lightly age toned pages. Some restorative work is evident. These books are ex-library volumes and may contain typical stamps, bookplates, and other indications. The books measure approximately 7" x 8.75".
 
Lot 1296

$45
Title: Drawings of the French School From the Collection of J. P. H.
Author: J. P. Heseltine
Publisher: J. J. Waddington
Printing Year: 1911

Condition/Details: Bound in gray paper with off-white cloth spine backing, this antique work features reproductions of artwork from the collector J. P. Heseltine. This is the sixth work in a 13-year run of privately printed annuals printed by the collector for friends. Included on the front endpaper is a printed greeting card signed by Heseltine that reads "Best wishes for the new year/J. P. Heseltine/January 1911/196 Queens Gate, S. W./London." Also included is a two page handwritten ink letter from Heseltine, dated January 1911, mounted on the front flyleaf. This volume is profusely illustrated with reproductions of drawings, with tissue guard sheets and explanations of the plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and sunning to the boards, and wear along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10" and is unpaginated.

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, including this work, contain the signature and 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)
 
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