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Lot 2404

$275
This original German World War I poster is part of a small collection of five pieces that we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored and are in excellent condition. They have all been professionally mounted on archival linen. Browse other lots in this auction to view the other four pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

This poster shows the ghost of a sailor with his arm around a soldier, pointing to a sinking u-boat. Text encourages people to subscribe to the war loan.

Title: So hilft dein Geld dir kämpfen! In U-Boote verwandelt, zeichne Kriegsanleihe!
Artist: Lucien Bernhard
Printer: Hollerbaum & Schmidt
Year: 1917
Dimensions: 23" by 34"

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2405

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage juvenile and adult literary classics:

- Eloise by Kay Thompson - Dated 1955 by Simon and Schuster - In dust jacket, with drawings by Hilary Knight. Inscription to previous owner.
- Eloise in Paris by Kay Thompson - Dated 1957 by Simon and Schuster - In dust jacket, with drawings by Hilary Knight. Previous owner's signature.
- The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings - Dated 1940 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Bound in pictorial boards, with pictures by N. C. Wyeth. Previous owner's bookplate.
- The Paper Dragon: A Raggedy Ann Adventure by Johnny Gruelle - Dated 1926 by P. F. Volland Company - Bound in pictorial boards.
- Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot - Dated 1939 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - In dust jacket.
- The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings - Dated 1938 by Charles Scribner's Sons - In dust jacket.
- Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew. Wallace - Dated 1880 by Harper & Brothers - This first edition, third state is bound in green cloth with gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 2407

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique estate titles:

- Dramatiques de Sauve De La Noue - Dated 1791 - Miniature book, containing several dramas. In French.
- Histoire du Lutheranisme - Dated 1688 - First Volume. In French.
- Teorica De Verbi Italiani - Dated 1817 by Presso A. F. Stella E Comp. - In Italian.
- Moral Reflections and Maxims by Duke De La Rochefoucauld - Dated 1726 - This volume is lacking its front and rear boards and the textblock is split down the middle.
- The Great Apostacy, Identical with Papal Rome by Joseph F. Berg - Dated 1842 by J. B. Lippincott & Co.
- Reflections for Every Day in the Year on The Works of God in Nature and Providence by Christopher Christian Sturm - Dated 1807 by C. Brightly - Shows some water markings.
- The Works of William Hogarth by Rev. John Trusler - Dated 1833 by Jones and Co. - Front and rear boards are detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 2408

$80
This lot includes the group of 50+ original promotional 8x10 film photo stills shown in the corresponding image(s). These photographs are part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - review the entire catalog to see additional photographs from this group. This particular lot features still photos of a number classic films with many great star including Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Yul Brenner, Carmen Jones, The Red Shoes, Three Worlds of Gulliver, Jack Nicholson and many more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the movie stills from this collection, these are in excellent condition with some occasional age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 2409

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on India's History:

- Forty-One Years in India by Lord Roberts of Kandahar - Dated 1898 by Longmans, Green & Co. - Two volume set.
- Letters Written During the Indian Mutiny by Fred Roberts - Dated 1924 by Macmillan and Co.
- History of the War in India: Including the Complete History of British India by Henry Frederick Malcolm - Dated 1859 by John E. Potter and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 2411

$55
Title: The Stronger Sex As Seen By Vertes
Author: Janet Flanner
Publisher: The Hyperion Press
Printing Year: 1941 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: This oversized book displays twenty four tipped-in hand-colored plates of paintings by Vertes, depicting women in various scenarios, and twelve pages of text by Janet Flanner. This volume is a limited edition, number 659 of 1,750.

An outstanding twentieth century painter, printmaker and illustrator, Marcel Vertes moved from his native Hungary to Paris during the First World War. Living and working in the famous Latin Quarter, Vertes quickly established himself as one of the most important artists of the Paris scene, thus continuing in the footsteps of Boutet, Forain, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. The art of Marcel Vertes was at its peak during the vibrant and somewhat wild decade of the 1920s. Concentrating upon scenes of Paris street life, portrayals of women and depictions of circus and cabaret acts, Vertes left a legacy of original lithographs and drawings that superbly capture the spirit of 1920s Paris. Marcel Vertes was a consultant to the producers and set designers of the 1952 Award Winning film Moulin Rouge, about the life and times of artist Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901). Vertes shows up in the production credits as color production designer, and costume designer for the film, with Schiaparalli (the same of Paris, and Italy). They both jointly won the British Academy Film award in 1952 for Best Costume Design for the picture. (courtesy of the Kavanaugh Art Gallery)

The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing along the board edges and spine. It is lacking the spine cover, and the boards are cracked along the seam with the spine. This volume remains solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 14" x 20" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2412

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage titles on Texas:

- Shanghai Pierce, A Fair Likeness by Chris Emmett - Dated 1953 by University of Oklahoma Press - In dust jacket.
- The Texas Republic by William Ransom Hogan - Dated 1946 by University of Oklahoma Press - Previous owner's bookplate is inside of the front board.
- Gone to Texas by John W. Thomason, Jr. - Dated 1937 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- A Treasury of Southern Folklore Edited by B. A. Botkin - Dated 1949 by Crown Publishers - Signed by the editor

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 2413

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on history of the Americas:

- Hartford Illustrated, Indelible Photographs - Dated 1893 by A. Wittemann - Miniature travel souvenir book.
- Fifty Years on the Old Frontier by James H. Cook - Dated 1825 by Yale University Press - Previous owner's bookplate.
- Peter Parley's Pictorial History of North and South America by S. G. Goodrich - Dated 1858 by The Peter Parley Publishing Company - Spine cover is coming loose.
- Columbus and Columbia by James G. Blaine, et all - Dated 1892 by Historical Publishing Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 2414

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of modern titles on nudes in excellent condition:

- Pregnant Schwanger Incinta photographed by Ralf Mohr - no date provided by Edition Reuss (Munich) - Square format volume in dustjacket.
- Pregnant Nudes photographed by Catherine Steinmann - Dated 1994 by uncredited publisher - Stated first edition, square format volume. Stiff wrappers in dustjacket.
- The Century of the Body: 100 Photoworks 1900-2000 edited by William A. Ewing - Dated 2000 by Thames & Hudson - Dustjacket.
- Male Nudes by Women edited by Peter Weiermair - Dated 1995 by Edition Stemmle (Zurich) - Dustjacket.
- Man/Woman by George M. Hester - Dated 1975 by American Photographic Book Publishing Co., Inc. (Garden City) - Two volume set in slipcase.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 2415

$30
Title: Histoire De La Vie De Messr. Francois De Salignac De La Motte-Fenelon
Publisher: A. Bruxelles
Printing Year: 1724

Condition/Details: Bound in brown leather boards with gilt embossing and raised bands, this antique volume is an extremely scarce history of Francois De Salignac, more often known as Francois Fenelon.

François Fénelon (6 August 1651 – 7 January 1715), was a French Roman Catholic theologian, poet and writer. He today is remembered mostly as one of the main advocates of quietism and as the author of The Adventures of Telemachus, a thinly veiled attack on the French monarchy, first published in 1699. Quietism is a Christian philosophy that swept through France, Italy and Spain during the 17th century, but it had much earlier origins. The mystics known as Quietists insist, with more or less emphasis, on intellectual stillness and interior passivity as essential conditions of perfection. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows some external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 3.75" x 6" and contains 211 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2416

$10
This lot includes the three spotlights shown in the corresponding image(s). The manufacturer of these lights are not identified. The lights include one smaller light that is lacking the glass; one light with an approximate diameter of 12"; and one has a rectangular front, measuring approximately 14 1/2"x15", with original, large bulb. This item is one of several pieces of film equipment that was used by a theater, until it was taken out of use decades ago as modern equipment became available. This collection of vintage, professional projection and theater equipment has been carefully stored since being removed from use. As with all of the materials from this film equipment collection, this item is in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $55.50
Lot 2417

$50
Title: The Catalogue of Books from the Libraries or Collections of Celebrated Bibliophiles and Illustrious Persons of the Past with Arms or Devices Upon the Bindings
Publisher: The Grolier Club
Printing Year: 1895 limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce look at antique books, as exhibited at the Grolier Club in January 1895. This limited edition is one of 350 copies on Holland paper. The work is illustrated with many engravings of arms, each with the original tissue paper guard. The volume shows light external age/wear, with slight water marking, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9.5" and contains 75 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2418

$80
Title: Watership Down
Author: Richard Adams
Publisher: Macmillan
Printing Year: 1972

Condition/Details: First American edition, bound in tan paper and cloth boards with gilt lettering, original dustjacket, this saga of a maverick band of wild rabbits who set out on a quest for a new home and a better society. A modern classic that explores the themes of exile, survival, heroism, political responsibility, and community. Winner of the Carnegie Medal (1972) and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (1973). The volume shows light external age/wear, slight water marking and staining to back board, dust jacket has several small chips and tears as well some moisture discoloration and staining, solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 429 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2419

$35
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on photography, art, and literature 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 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $109.50
Lot 2421

$650
Title: The Illiads and Odysses of Homer
Translated by: Thomas Hobbes
Printing Year: 1677

Condition/Details: Bound in period leather boards, with 19th century recasing and bright gilt embossing, this antique miniature volume is a scarce, stated second edition of the famous Greek work by Homer. The work is illustrated with a black and white frontispiece.
The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon. Indeed it is the second—the Iliad being the first—extant work of Western literature. Both books were likely composed near the end of the eighth century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek-speaking coastal region of what is now Turkey. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
Thomas Hobbes (5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679), in some older texts Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury, was an English philosopher, remembered today for his work on political philosophy. In 1610, Hobbes was exposed to European scientific and critical methods during a grand tour in and his scholarly efforts at the time were aimed at a careful study of classic Greek and Latin authors, the outcome of which was, in 1628, his great translation of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, the first translation of that work into English from a Greek manuscript. He continued to translate works throughout his life. His final works were a curious mixture: an autobiography in Latin verse in 1672, and a translation of four books of the Odyssey into "rugged" English rhymes that in 1673 led to a complete translation of both Iliad and Odyssey in 1675. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The previous owner's bookplate remains, with the name Nos Nostraque Deo. The book measures approximately 3.5" x 6" and contains 301 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2422

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles about animals:

- Lobo Rag and Vixen by Ernest Seton-Thompson - Dated 1901 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Illustrated
- Mink Trapping edited by A.R. Harding - Dated 1906 by A.R. Harding - Illustrated with many photos
- Life With Trotters by Splan, John - Dated 1889 by H.T. White - Green cloth boards with gilt lettering, some discoloration, lacking fly pages and title page, cracked hinges.
- Feild and Stream Treasury edited by Hugh Grey, Ross McCluskey - Dated 1955 by Henry Holt - Signed by both editors, in exceptional condition, in original dustjacket with small tears around edges, illustrated, color plates featuring classic covers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2423

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Oz titles:

- Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum - Dated 1908 by The Reilly & Lee Co. - Contains black and white illustrations by John R. Neill. Former owners' signature and bookplate inside.
- Kabumpo in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson - Dated 1922 by The Reilly & Lee Co. - Contains black and white illustrations and color plates by John R. Neill. The front board is cracking along the spine seam, and some pages are detached.
- Grampa in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson - Dated 1924 by The Reilly & Co. - Contains black and white illustrations and color plates by John R. Neill. The front and rear boards are cracking along the spine seams.
- The Purple Prince of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thomas - Dated 1932 by The Reilly & Lee Co. - Contains black and white illustrations and color plates by John R. Neill. One black and white illustration was colored in crayon by previous owner. The front and rear boards are cracking along the spine seams.
- Speed in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson - Dated 1934 by The Reilly & Lee Co. - Contains black and white illustrations by John R. Neill. The front and rear boards are cracking along the spine seams. Previous owner's signature is inside.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 2424

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature titles:

- The Poetry of Science by Robert Hunt - Dated 1850 by Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln - A piece of the spine cover is detached.
- Self-Culture by O.S. Fowler - Dated 1855 by Fowlers and Wells
- Sermons by Rev. Eli Meeker - Dated 1828 by Mack & Andrus - Some water markings.
- The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare - Dated 1854 by Phillips, Sampson and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 2425

$40
This lot includes the group of ephemera and photographs shown in the corresponding image. This vintage material features items on space exploration, including 10" x 8" photographs of Apollo 14, 15, 16, 17; view of Earth from the moon; geology of the moon; astronauts; etc., as well as non-photograph materials. This material was the property of a museum, and has the museum's stamp. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 2427

$30
Title: History of Rochester and Monroe County
Author: William F. Peck
Publisher: The Pioneer Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with three quarter leather binding and raised bands with bright gilt embossing, this antique two volume decorative set is a scarce look at the history of Rochester and Monroe counties in New York, from the "Earliest Historic Times to the Beginning of 1907." The work is illustrated with many maps, portraits and sceneries, and contains biographical information on prominent citizens of the counties. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to boards and spines, particularly on the corners. The pages remain clean, with some age/wear, and solidly bound with bright gilting on the edges. The books measure approximately 9" x 11.25" and contains 1,433 pages combined. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2428

$10
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains Christmas-related covers and music, with music from the movie White Christmas, and songs such as Jingle Bells and Winter Wonderland. There are eight individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edgewear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2429

$50
Title: System of Geography for the Use of Schools
Author: Sidney E. Morse
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1851

Condition/Details: Bound in brown paper boards with leather on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce teaching tool for geography, with definitions and explanations, maps of the United States, with close-up maps and facts on the states and territories. The volume also provides information on the other continents around the world. The work is illustrated with more than fifty geographic maps and numerous wood-cut engravings, with population figures from the U.S. Census of 1850. The volume shows some external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12" and contains 71 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2430

$200
Title/Description: Seroco Gentleman's Camera
Make: Seroco

Condition/Details: The folding bed camera featured in this lot is a top-of-the-line Seroco folding box camera, in the "full-plate" size (6.5x8.5"). Also known as a "gentleman amateur's camera" as it is a bit smaller than the professional size (8x10"") but larger than the more common 5x7"" and 4x5"" amateur cameras. This camera comes with six plate holders, and comes stored in its original case, which is intact, with light age/wear indications. The camera is a real show-piece and it works well. Condition is excellent, with original handle, shiny brass, light-tight bellows, very clean exterior with little signs of wear or use. As with all of the materials in today's auction, this item is in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 2431

$35
Title: The Mormons, or Latter-Day Saints, In the Valley of the Great Salt Lake
Author: J. W. Gunnison
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with gilt embossing, this volume is a rare antique volume on the Mormon religion, "A history of their rise and progress, peculiar doctrines, present condition, and prospects, derived during a residence among them." The original frontispiece illustration remains intact.

John Williams Gunnison (November 11, 1812 – October 26, 1853) was an American military officer and explorer. Gunnison wrote his book on the Mormons after he was assigned to explore and survey the Great Salt Lake, where he had to remain during a heavy winter in 1849. In 1853, after publication of the book, he received orders to take charge of an expedition to survey a route for a Pacific railroad between the 38th and 39th parallels. On the morning of October 26, 1853, Gunnison and the eleven men in his party were attacked by a band of Pahvants (Ute). In the resulting massacre, Gunnison and seven of his men were killed and brutally mutilated. Allegedly, the Pahvants involved in the massacre were acting under the direction of Brigham Young and the secret militia known as Danites. Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were initially concerned that the railway would increase the influx of non-Mormon settlers and non-Mormon economic concerns into the territory. Subsequently, however, Mormon leaders organized cadres of Mormon workers to build the railway, welcoming the income for the economically depressed settlers. It is still unknown as to whether or not this allegation is true. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows some external age/wear, and is lacking a small portion of the spine cover, and has some dark staining at the top of the front board and pages. The pages remain solidly bound. The book measures approximately 4.75" x 7.5" and contains 168 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2433

$10
Title: Letters on the Improvement of the Mind, Addressed to a Lady
Author: Mrs. Chapone
Publisher: Daniel Johnson
Printing Year: c1815

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early print discussing improvement of the mind, with sections on religion, holy scriptures, regulation of the heart, government of the temper, the economy, politeness, geography and reading history. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the uncovered relics, including several fold-out illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 6.25" and contains 187 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2434

$15
This lot includes the group of 16 original promotional 8x10 film photo stills shown in the corresponding image(s). These photographs are part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - review the entire catalog to see additional photographs from this group. This particular lot features still photos from the first two Pink Panther films starring Peter Sellers and directed by Blake Edwards, including 8 color stills from the film The Pink Panther (1963) and 8 color stills from A Shot in the Dark(1964). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These are in very good condition with some occasional age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2435

$55
Title: Les Aventures De Tintin en Amerique
Author: Herge
Publisher: Casterman
Printing Year: 1947

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards with red cloth spine, this vintage volume is a scarce version of the French comic book. The work is illustrated with many bright color illustrations.

The Adventures of Tintin (Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of comic strips created by the Belgian artist Georges Rémi (1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. The series first appeared in French in Le Petit Vingtième, a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle on 10 January 1929. The success of the series saw the serialised strips collected into a series of twenty-four albums, spun into a successful magazine and adapted for film and theatre. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in more than 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date. Tintin in America (French: Tintin en Amérique) is the third in The Adventures of Tintin. A Tintin movie is currently in production, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson. (courtesy of Wikipedia and IMDB)

The volume shows some external age/wear, with water markings and wear to the spine. It remains solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 12" and contains 62 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2437

$70
Title: Dynamo
Author: Eugene O'Neill
Publisher: Horace Liveright
Printing Year: 1929 signed limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff blue parchment with gilt embossing, this signed volume is a scarce copy of one of O'Neill's plays. This limited edition volume is number 478 of 775.

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (16 October 1888 – 27 November 1953) was an American playwright, and Nobel laureate in Literature. His plays are among the first to introduce into American drama the techniques of realism, associated with Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg. His plays were among the first to include speeches in American vernacular and involve characters on the fringes of society, engaging in depraved behavior, where they struggle to maintain their hopes and aspirations, but ultimately slide into disillusionment and despair. O'Neill wrote only one well-known comedy, Ah, Wilderness!. Nearly all of his other plays involve some degree of tragedy and personal pessimism. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

O'Neill completed Dynamo in 1928, written during his divorce from Agnes Boulton O'Neill. Perhaps the most significant comment of the many he made about the play was in a letter to Carlotta Monterey O’Neill, dated December 4, 1929, in which he expresses concern that the play does not live up to the qualities he has found in his new marriage and so does not justify him in his wife’s eyes. He describes the play as a backward step, and regrets the play is not truly a product of their marriage. In an unpublished letter to Joseph Wood Krutch, dated July 27, 1929, he again referred to the play as marking "a standing still, if not a backward move." He wrote that, having revised the work extensively for publication, he liked it better, but had decided that it should never have been written. (courtesy of eoneill.com)

The volume shows some external age/wear, with sunning to the spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages, some of which remain uncut. The previous owner's bookplate is inside of the front cover. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 10.5" and contains 150 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2438

$10
This large Kliegl Brothers Stage & Studio Spotlight has glass with an approximate diameter of 12". The glass remains clear, with some minor chipping. This is one of seven Kliegl Spotlights of this size in today's auction, as well as two smaller spotlights.

The Kliegl Brothers, John H. Kliegl and Anton Tiberius Kliegl, were considered one of the most innovative inventors of stage lighting equipment in the 20th century. They were responsible for creating a type of carbon arc lamp now known as a Klieg light, which is still highly used today in both theatrical and cinematic productions. This device is especially useful for film productions, since the high intensity of light creates a daylight effect during the night. (courtesy of ehow.com and kieglbros.com)

This item is one of several pieces of film equipment that was used by a theater, until it was taken out of use decades ago as modern equipment became available. This collection of vintage, professional projection and theater equipment has been carefully stored since being removed from use. As with all of the materials from this film equipment collection, this item is in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $34.50
Lot 2439

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large 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 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 2441

$30
Title: The Romance of Charles Dickens and Maria Beadnell Winter
Author: Edward F. Payne and Henry H. Harper (commentary)
Publisher: The Bibliophile Society
Printing Year: 1929 limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full tan calf with gilt embossing and encased in double slipcase, this volume is a limited edition which is one of 425 copies printed privately for members of The Bibliophile Society. This work contains romantic letters from Dickens to the young woman who was the model for the character of Dora in David Copperfield. The earliest letter is dated from the 1830s, prior to Dickens' success as a writer, with a hiatus of more than 20 years, and later letters resuming again in 1855. The volume and its slipcases show light external age/wear, and the book remains solidly bound with clean pages, with some minor water marking on the tip of the bottom outside corner. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 177 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2442

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

- Parallel Lines by Stephen Bann - Dated 2001 by Yale University Press - Heavily Illustrated, Original Dustjacket
- Plant Kingdoms: The Photographs of Charles Jones by Sean Sexton, Robert Flynn Johnson - Dated 1998 by Smithmark - Heavily Illustrated, Original Dustjacket
- Harmony of Reflected Light by James L. Enyeart - Dated 2001 by Museum of New Mexico - Photographs of Arthur Wesley Dow, Heavily Illustrated, Original Dustjacket
- Immediate Family by Sally Mann - Dated 1992 by Aperture - Heavily Illustrated, Original Dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in excellent, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 2447

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of antique world history and cultural titles shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include: A History and Description of English Earthenware and Stoneware (limited edition), Chronicles of An African Trip (Signed by George Eastman), Undertones of War (First Edition), Mar und Morik eine Bubengelchichte in Lieben Streichen (in German), and A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales. Due to the high volume of books 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 2449

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative books in slipcases from Heritage Press shown in the corresponding image(s). These literary classic titles include: Robinson Crusoe, Stevenson's Travels with a Donkey, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Mysterious Island, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and Gargantua Pantagruel. Due to the high volume of books 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
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