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Lot 2040

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of 1960s French graphic novels, adult underground comics:

- Lone Sloane, Le Mystere Des Abimes by Philippe Druillet - Dated 1966 by Le Terrain Vague - Philippe Druillet's first book introducing his recurring hero Lone Sloane. Druillet is one of the founders of Métal Hurlant, published in America as Heavy Metal Magazine. Bound in tan cloth covered boards, full color, French Language ex-library, shows some external age/wear, solidly bound with bright pages
- Les aventures de Jodelle byGuy Peellaert, Pierre Bartier - Dated 1966 by le Terrain Vague - Bound in blue cloth covered boards, full color, French Language ex-library, shows some external age/wear, solidly bound with bright pages

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 2041

$25
Title: Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama
Author: Rev. E. Cobham Brewer
Publisher: Selmar Hess
Printing Year: 1892
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in olive green cloth with bright gilt embossing and gilt page edges, this antique set is a collection of characters from various works, heavily illustrated with photogravures, etchings, wood engravings and typogravures. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 9.5" x 11.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 2042

$10
This large Kliegl Brothers Stage & Studio Spotlight has glass with an approximate diameter of 12". The glass remains clear, with a crack on one side. The spotlight displays the label "NBC TV" in large white letters on its side. 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: $32.50
Lot 2043

$200
Title: Life and Travel in Tartary, Thibet, and China
Author: M. Jones
Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons
Printing Year: 1867

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of "Abbe Huc's travels in the Far East." The work is illustrated with many black and white engravings.

Évariste Régis Huc, or Abbé Huc (1813 - 1860), was a French missionary traveler, famous for his accounts of China, Tartary and Tibet. Since the travels of the Englishman Thomas Manning in Tibet (1811-1812), no European had visited Lhasa. Huc stimulated European interest in Central Asia and blazed a trail for Asian studies. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The front board is detached from the spine. Previous owner's signature and period handwriting inside of the front and rear boards. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 6.5" and contains 128 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2044

$20
Printing Year: c1870
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set, presumed complete

Notes: Bound in blindstamped green cloth, this antique set is written entirely in Arabic. Please see the images below for additional information.

These books were part of the personal library of scholar Isaac Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz (1909-1988) was Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Semitic Studies at Cornell University, where he taught from 1957 to 1978. There he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1964), of which he served as chair from 1964-1970. A Semitic philologist, Professor Rabinowitz was a scholar of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as Syriac. He was trained in classical Arabic, Latin and classical Greek, and read and taught Hebrew literature of all periods.

The volumes show some external age/wear with cracked hinges and loose boards, and have lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 2045

$45
Title: History of the United States Naval Operations in World War II
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1984
Number of Volumes: Complete 15 volume set with small supplement

Notes: Decoratively bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this set describes the United States' naval operations during World War II, covering a variety of topics, including the Battle of the Atlantic, North African operations, the Pacific, submarine actions, New Guinea, the Philippines, the Invasion of France and Germany and more. This set includes a small supplemental piece by Morison, Strategy and Compromise. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and black and white photographs throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 2046

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique 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: $34.50
Lot 2047

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of reference titles:

- Odd Fellowship: Its History and Manual by Theo. A. Ross - Dated 1888 by The M. W. Hazen Co.
- Skating and Figure Skating by J. M. Heathcote et. all - Dated 1892 by Little, Brown and Co.
- The Mystic Tie by Albert G. Mackey - Dated 1867 by Masonic Publishing and Manufacturing Co.
- The Duty and Advantage of Early Rising - No Date Provided by Samuel Wood & Sons

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 2048

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of landscape and topography photography titles:

- The Park by Richard Lewis, Helen Buttfield - Dated 1968 by Simon & Schuster - Stated first printing, original dustjacket
- Dassonville by Susan Herzig, Paul Hertzmann - Dated 1999 by Carl Mautz - Stated first edition, original dustjacket
- Topographics - Dated 2004 by Bruce Silverstein Photography
- Felix Teynard: Calotypes of Egypt by Kathleen Stewart Howe - Dated 1992 by Hans P. Kraus - Original dustjacket

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 2049

$200
Title: History of the War for the Union: Civil, Military and Naval (Illustrations only)
Author: E. A. Duyckinck
Publisher: Johnson, Fry & Company
Printing Year: 1865

Condition/Details: Contained in leather boards with three quarters leather and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce collection of full-page steel engravings by Alonzo Chapel from the 1865 History of the War for the Union: Civil, Military and Naval. These engravings display a variety of Civil War scenes and important portraits.

Alonzo Chappel (1828–1887) was an American painter, best known for paintings depicting personalities and events from the American Revolution and early 19th-century American history. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Each illustration is loose, with a sheet of tissue paper between each page. The pages are clean and well-preserved, with some wear to the edges. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2050

$60
Title: Vulgarity in Literature
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Chatto and Windus
Printing Year: 1930

Condition/Details: Author signed, bound in tan paper covered boards with bright red lettering and decoration, this antique first edition was one of the first in the Dolphin Books series. Front free end paper is signed Aldous Huxley and dated 1936. Original dustjacket is has some watermarks and is lacking pieces of the spine and front corner and is now Mylar protected. The volume shows some external age/wear with small splits in the paper on the bottom front and top rear of the spine and slight darkening along the top edge, the board faces are largely very clean and vibrant. It is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 59 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2051

$110
Title: The Diaries of George Washington, 1748-1799
Editor: John C. Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1925
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of George Washington's diaries from his first official appointment as surveyor of Culpepper County, VA in 1749, through the year of his death in 1799. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2052

$30
This lot features the lenses displayed in the corresponding image, including three Magna-Com 65, Isco-Gottingen lenses, one of which is connected to a Super Snaplite made by Kollmorgen Optical Corp., as well as two other Super Snaplites and two other lenses by an unknown manufacturer. These lenses were used in conjunction with the film projector equipment throughout this auction.

Isco was founded in 1936. It is a maker of lenses and high precision optical systems. Its specialty are cinema projection lenses. In the heyday of the German camera industry it delivered lenses for several types and brands of cameras. It is based in Göttingen. (courtesy of camerapedia.org)

These items encompass one of several lots of film equipment that were used by a theater, until 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: $29.50
Lot 2053

$50
Title/Description: Seneca 8
Make: Seneca Camera Manufacturing Company

Condition/Details: This historical Seneca 8 folding bed camera for 5x7" is housed in its original, complete black leather carrying case with five holders. The camera comes with an Eastman Kodak Company/Folmer & Schwing Co. double convertible lens and the original, complete spirit level viewfinder. The original ivory distance indicator has been replaced, to accommodate the lens, which is not original. The rear is lacking a brass clip, but will still hold a plate holder. The camera kit comes with three glass plate holders and two film holders. Bellows are intact and in good condition.

Seneca Camera Mfg. Co. was a camera maker based in the American photography capital Rochester, New York. The company was founded at the end of the 19th century. It made a series of simpler cameras for the amateur, mainly the Scout series of box cameras and rollfilm folders. And it made several big view cameras like the Seneca View, the Competitor; plate box cameras like the Kao Sr., and folding bed plate cameras like the No. 29 Pocket Seneca, the Black Beauty and the Seneca Chautauqua. (courtesy of Camerapedia.org)

This beautiful camera has had minimal use. The carrying case remains complete and clean inside, with some rubbing to the outside. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $21.50
Lot 2054

$15
This lot includes the group of antique books written in Syriac, shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the books are Bar Hebrews: Karhathe de Yanna (1916); The New Testament; Bar Hebrews (1953); a mid-19th century hand-printed small leather-bound volume, and others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

These books were part of the personal library of scholar Isaac Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz (1909-1988) was Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Semitic Studies at Cornell University, where he taught from 1957 to 1978. There he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1964), of which he served as chair from 1964-1970. A Semitic philologist, Professor Rabinowitz was a scholar of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as Syriac. He was trained in classical Arabic, Latin and classical Greek, and read and taught Hebrew literature of all periods.

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: $6.50
Lot 2055

$60
Title: 1914, Five Sonnets
Author: Rupert Brooke
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Printing Year: 1915 first edition

Condition/Details: Bound in grey paper wrappers with navy writing, this miniature, rare first edition of five sonnets by Rupert Brooke remains in its original paper envelope with navy lettering, encased in navy boards with gilt embossing. This collection includes some of Brooke's most famous sonnets, including The Soldier: "If I should die, think only this of me:/ That there's some corner of a foreign field/ That is for ever England."

Rupert Chawner Brooke (middle name sometimes given as Chaucer) (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War; however, he never experienced combat at first hand. He was also known for his boyish good looks, which prompted the Irish poet William Butler Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England." (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This remarkable volume shows minor external age/wear, with slight sunning to the navy boards, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The previous owner's bookplate is inside of the navy boards. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 6.5" and contains 5 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2056

$130
This lot presents an original, antique hand-illumined manuscript leaf. The piece dates from approximately 1800 and is on vellum, now housed in a double-sided archival frame. One side of the leaf features a large graphic portraying warriors, both infantry and cavalry, apparently on a march. The illustration is in color and shows beautifully with a primitive style. The reverse side shows text written in an Arabic-derivative language, using black and red inks. The writing may be in Ottoman Turkish or Osmanlica which borrows extensively from Persian and Arabic languages. Please see the images below for additional information.

This handsome piece was found among the books we are offering today from the personal library of scholar Isaac Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz (1909-1988) was Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Semitic Studies at Cornell University, where he taught from 1957 to 1978. There he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1964), of which he served as chair from 1964-1970. A Semitic philologist, Professor Rabinowitz was a scholar of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as Syriac. He was trained in classical Arabic, Latin and classical Greek, and read and taught Hebrew literature of all periods.

The piece shows beautifully with bright, vivid colors. The frame shows some age/wear and measures approximately 12.5" x 16.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $19.50
Lot 2057

$40
Title: A Tribute to the Principles, Virtues, Habits and Public Usefulness of the Irish and Scotch Early Settlers of Pennsylvania
Author: A Descendant
Publisher: M. Kieffer & Co.
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in original leather boards with a paper library dustjacket, this antique ex-library volume is a scarce early description of the Irish and Scottish settlers of Pennsylvania. The volume shows external age/wear, and the clean pages remain solidly bound. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 9" and contains 171 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2058

$25
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): Ireland and Scotland. There are approximately 25 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 2059

$30
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: The Possessed, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Old Creole Days, Two Years Before the Mast, A Sentimental Journey, The Compleat Angler, Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, and Life on the Mississippi. 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: $20.50
Lot 2060

$130
This lot includes the group of 8 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 1942 re-release of King Kong starring Fay Wray, featuring cast and crew photos as well as conceptual art. 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: $4.50
Lot 2061

$30
Title: Live Boys; or, Charley and Nasho in Texas
Author: Arthur Morecamp
Publisher: Lee and Shepard
Printing Year: 1879

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with black embossing, this antique volume is considered one of the earliest published cowboy stories. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the spine and board edges and the front board is detached from the textblock. The age-toned pages remain solidly bound. The book measures approximately 5" x 7" and contains 308 pages, with additional pages of original advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2062

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of photography books featuring well known early photographers :

- John Thomson (1837-1921) Photographer by Richard Ovenden - Dated 1997 by The Stationary Office - Dustjacket has taped 4" tear.
- Edward Weston by Terence Pitts - Dated 1999 by Taschen - Contains a personal portrait by Ansel Adams
- Karl Blossfeldt by Hans Christian Adam - Dated 1999 by Taschen - beautiful B&W close up photos of many types of flora
- Carlton Watkins: The Art of Perception by Douglas R. Nickel - Dated 1999 by Abrams - 105 tritone and 20 doutone photographs with 4 gate folds.

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 2063

$425
Title: The Scrapbook of William Paret

Condition/Details: This antique scrapbook contains various items from the life of Reverend William Paret, primarily from the 1830s through the 1890s. The book includes handwritten and typed letters, poems and other documents, including an early letter from the 1700s; the letter of the Reverend's ordainment signed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Western New-York; a paper showing the genealogy of the Paret family; a record showing the Reverend's work at Trinity Church, Elmira; a letter tendering the Reverend's rectorship at Epiphany Parish of Washington, D.C.; and documentation showing that the Reverend became the bishop of the Diocese of Maryland. Additionally, the scrapbook contains pamphlets and records of overseas conferences attended by the Bishop, including a "Special Passport" from the U.S. Department of State, a passenger list from the Atlantic Transport Line from New York to London in June 1897 on the S.S. "Mohawk" Civil War, and conference pamphlets and other materials from London. The age-toned pages remain bound, with the original front leather board detached, and some scattered mildew. The book measures approximately 9" x 12" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2064

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

- Afoot and Alone: A Walk From Sea to Sea by Stephen Powers - Dated 1872 by Columbian Book Company
- Sons of the Wilderness, John and William Conner by Charles N. Thompson - Dated 1937 by Indiana Historical Society - Ex-library volume.
- Nurse and Spy in the Union Army by S. Emma E. Edmonds - Dated 1865 by W. S. Williams & Co.
- Diary in America by Capt. Marryat - Dated 1839 by Wm. H. Colyer

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 2065

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

- Farm Legends by Will Carleton - Dated 1876 by Harper & Brothers
- The Complete Farmer and Rural Economist by Thomas G. Fessenden - Dated 1840 by Otis, Broaders & Company
- Ned Farmer's Scrap Book: Being a Selection of Poems, Songs, Scraps - Dated 1864 by W. Macintosh
- The Forest Sanctuary: Lays of Many Lands by Felicia Hemans - Dated 1852 by C. S. Francis & Co.
- Report of the Commissioner of Patents - Dated 1854 by Beverley Tucker
- Report of the Commissioner of Patents - Dated 1850 by Office of Printers to House of Reps

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 2066

$70
Title: California and its Missions: Their History to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Author: Bryan J. Clinch
Publisher: Whitaker & Ray
Printing Year: 1904
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set is an extensive history on the early development of the lower and upper California missions. Most of the edition was destroyed in the 1906 fire and earthquake in San Francisco making this quite a scarce set. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits, maps and engravings. The volumes are ex-library with the usual markings and show some external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. Volume one has slight hinge cracking inside the front cover and the rear is library repaired. Volume two has a repaired front hinge and a small tear to the top of the first four pages near the spine that does not effect the text. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 2067

$30
Title: Albrecht Dürer, Die Große Passion
Author: Albrecht Dürer
Publisher: Holbein-Verlag
Printing Year: c1930

Condition/Details: Bound in paper boards, tied with a dark brown string, this volume contains prints of Albrecht Dürer's woodcut engravings of the Great Passion, completed around 1510, with German descriptive text.

Albrecht Durer (1471 - 1528) was a German painter, printmaker and theorist from Nuremberg. His still-famous works include the Apocalypse woodcuts, Knight, Death, and the Devil (1513), Saint Jerome in his Study (1514) and Melencolia I (1514), which has been the subject of extensive analysis and interpretation. His watercolours mark him as one of the first European landscape artists, while his ambitious woodcuts revolutionized the potential of that medium. Durer's introduction of classical motifs into Northern art, through his knowledge of Italian artists and German humanists, have secured his reputation as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance. This is reinforced by his theoretical treatise which involve principles of mathematics, perspective and ideal proportions. His prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Renaissance in Northern Europe ever since. (courtesy of albrecht-durer.org)

The volume shows some external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages, with some water markings. The book measures approximately 14" x 20" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2068

$10
This lot features the following group of antique periodical issues:

Title: The Manifesto
Issue Dates: 1884
Number of Issues: 4

Notes: Published by the United Societies, Shaker Village New Hampshire. Includes issues 2, 7, 9 and 12 from 1884 vol XIV. Covers have illustrations from Canterbury, NH, Harvard, Mass and Watervliet, NY. All of the periodicals are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 2069

$70
Title: The Law of Elections: Being an Abstract of All the Statutes Now in Force Relating to the Election of Members to Serve in the House of Commons
Printing Year: 1722

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with raised spine bands, this antique volume is a very early book discussing politics. The volume shows external age/wear, the front board is detached and the rear board is lacking. The textblock remains well bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7" and contains 116 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2070

$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: The Decameron, The Physiology of Taste, Barchester Towers, The Essays of Elia, and The Diary of Samuel Peprys, volumes I and II. 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: $16.50
Lot 2071

$110
Title: Sermons on Several Occasions
Author: The Rev. John Wesley
Publisher: B. Waugh and T. Mason
Printing Year: 1836

Condition/Details: This two volume set, bound in leather boards with gilt embossing, is a scarce collection of the sermons of Rev. John Wesley, "sometime fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford."

John Wesley (28 June 1703 – 2 March 1791) was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, with founding the English Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. In contrast to George Whitefield's Calvinism, Wesley embraced Arminianism. Methodism in both forms was a highly successful evangelical movement in the United Kingdom, which encouraged people to experience Jesus Christ personally. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.75" each. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2072

$10
This Simplex antique projection base held several other projection parts found in today's auction, including motors, sound mechanisms, lamps and more, to project films in some of the earliest days of movie theaters. This massive base is made of cast iron and sheet metal and shows the original Simplex metal label. The base includes a sliding, angle adjuster pull knob, which remains freely moving and working.

The first Simplex projector was designed by Edwin S. Porter, Francis B. Cannock and Mike Berkowitz in New York City, 1908. The next year, Precision Machine Company was founded to manufacture the Simplex, with the first models appearing this year. Over the years, Simplex's popularity increased, and in 1925 International Projector Company was founded, merging Precision Machine Company, Nicholas Power Company and the Acme Motion Picture Projector Company. The company continued to grow with the film industry, operating under several other names, most recently as part of Strong International. (courtesy of www.film-tech.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. This item shows some age/wear indications and may not be complete - please review the images. PLEASE NOTE: This lot can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York or shipped via freight. Please note that this lot is large and heavy and the freight cost will vary widely based on distance.
Lot 2073

$15
Title: The Education of Mr. Pipp
Author: Charles Dana Gibson
Publisher: R. H. Russell
Printing Year: 1899

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper covered boards, this antique volume is one of several pictorial histories by Charles Dana Gibson, and includes 84 black and white illustrations.

Charles Dana Gibson (September 14, 1867 – December 23, 1944) was an American graphic artist, best known for his creation of the Gibson Girl, an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th century. Gibson also created Mr. Pipp, the story of whom was made into a play by Augustus Thomas, and later into a film directed by Thomas. (courtesy of Wikipedia and answers.com)

The volume shows some external age/wear, with water markings and rubbing to the edges, and remains solidly bound with clean pages. The front and rear boards are cracking at the seams of the spine. The book measures approximately 18" x 11.5" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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