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Lot 2110

$20
Title: Mu'jam al-matbu'at al-'Arabiyah wa-al-mu'arrabah
Author: Joseph Elian Sarkis
Publisher: unknown
Printing Year: 1928
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in patterned black cloth with leather spines, this large antique set is a scarce bibliographic dictionary of Arabic authors.

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 mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The books measure approximately 10" x 11.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 2111

$15
This set of two wooden plate holders includes a book-style holder and a tambur-style single plate holder. This lot is one of several containing camera equipment in today's auction. As with all of the materials from this camera 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: $12.50
Lot 2113

$70
Title: Guatemala Vinaqirem
Author: Jacque VanKirk & Parney VanKirk (photographers)
Publisher: Unnamed
Printing Year: Undated limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with silver debossing, this oversized volume is a beautiful collection of black and white photography and poetry depicting the Mayan culture in Guatemala. This work, signed by both photographers, is one of several books written by the VanKirks on Guatemala, where the family lived. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages and a spider web-designed tissue paper over pictures. The book measures approximately 11.5" x 14" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2114

$15
This large Kliegl Brothers Stage & Studio Spotlight has glass with an approximate diameter of 12". The glass remains clear, with some minor chipping. 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: $34.50
Lot 2115

$200
This lot includes an original Bronze Star Medal with original letter shown in the corresponding image. This medal, encased in its original black box with gilt embossing, includes a newspaper clipping showing the recipient, PFC. Frederick B. Quiqq, "Iwo Jima Hero" and his registration card. According to the citation, Quiqq received the award "For heroic achievement while serving as a Runner in a Machine Gun Platoon of Company E, Second Battalion, Twenty-fifth Marine, Fourth Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, on 10 March 1945." 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: $6.50
Lot 2116

$110
This lot includes the group of 50+ original promotional 8x10 and 10x13 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 Greta Garbo, Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Shirley Temple, Rock Hudson, The Good Earth, War and Peace, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Montgomery Clift 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 2117

$45
Title: Old Memories
Author: General Sir Hugh Gough
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with black lettering and design, this antique volume is a scarce work by the General Sir Hugh Henry Gough (1833 - 1909), born in Calcutta, India and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces (portions courtesy of Wikipedia). The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the front board, and is solidly bound with clean pages, with previous owner's handwriting inside of the front board. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 236 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2118

$10
Title/Description: The Peerless Magnarc High Intensity Lamp
Make: J. E. McAuley Manufacturing Company

Condition/Details: This lot features a massive original Peerless Magnarc High Intensity Lamp, used as part of classic, early 20th century film projectors, with most of its original features. When in operation, this piece connected to several other parts found in today's auction, including motors, sound mechanisms, and more, to project films in some of the earliest days of movie theaters.

This classic lamp is a piece of cinematic history, with an attractive art deco, 1930s/1940s style. The cast iron and sheet metal case contains functional doors and knobs, with some surface oxidation, and some parts lacking (see images). On top of the case remains the emblematic glass nameplate, featuring the classic Peerless name in a chrome frame, and the original Griswold chimney damper. The case features all seven of the original bakelite handles in excellent condition, with a gorgeous marbled amber tone, as well as bright nickel-plated fasteners and fixtures throughout.

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 2119

$225
Title: The Wind in the Willows
Author: Kenneth Grahame
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1908 first American edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a rare first American edition of this classic juvenile work, with original frontispiece by W. Graham Robertson with tissue guard. The volume shows some external age/wear, with some water markings and sunning to the spine, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The inside of the rear board shows some discoloration. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 302 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2120

$60
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 of popular music, including Rhapsody in Blue and Unchained Melody. There are approximately 100 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 2121

$45
Title/Description: Homemade Plate Camera and Non-Functioning Project Camera

Condition/Details: This lot includes two "project" cameras with great potential. Both are in the Full Plate size. The first is a camera which could be the perfect entry for the historic photographer on a budget. The camera will accept vertically-oriented "European landscape:" (9.5"x7.25"/18x24cm). The camera comes with a removable ground glass back (penciled in for quarter plate). This camera also comes with a custom fitted tray which acts as a base to give the body strength and sturdiness. Bellows are new and show no issues. There is no lens, but the front standard is drilled to accept a typical half-plate Petzval-type lens. The second camera is another of the former owner's "projects:" a ca.1900 high-end Century "American Full Plate" (6.5x8.5") folding box camera. The body appears complete; movements include rise and fall (bed drop) and rear tilt. There is no lens. Although currently non-functioning (there is no lens), this camera would not take too much imagination and perseverance to restore. This camera is perfect for a photographer looking for a classy project and a more complete understanding of how the historic folding box cameras function.

Century Camera Co. was founded in 1900 by three former employees of Rochester Optical Co. Because the company was known for the high quality of its plate cameras, Century commanded a 25 percent market share in 1902. In 1905, the company was purchased by the Rochester Panoramic Camera Co. In 1908 the company became Kodak's Century Camera Division which continued the Century brand-name until 1920. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $28.50
Lot 2122

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

- Lichtbild Nisse by Klaus Honnef - Dated 1982 by Rheinland-Verlag - Bound in illustrated paper covered boards, German text, portraits of everyday people and celebrities including Salvador Dali, Josephine Baker, Aldous Huxley, Marilyn Monroe and Jean Cocteau taken by great photographers the likes of Man Ray, Robert Maplethorpe and Andy Warhol
- Aus Zoologischen Garten by Paul Wolff - Dated 1931 by Karl Robert Langewiesche - Bound in original purple wrappers, substantial chipping to spine and corners, German text, Over 100 B&W photographs of zoo animals.
- Das Deutsche Lichtbild; The German Photographic Annual - Dated 1930 by Robert & Bruno Schultz - German text with laid in English translation booklet, bound in gray cloth boards with slight water staining on the spine and chipping to white bar design on front board, crisp, clean pages with B&W photos by prominent German photographers of the day
- The German Photographic Annual - Dated 1956 by Dr. Wolf Strache - English edition, bound in gray cloth boards with some water staining and small chip to the spine, crisp, clean pages with B&W and color photos by prominent German photographers of the day
- The German Photographic Annual - Dated 1960 by Ziff-Davis - English edition, bound in gray cloth boards, crisp, clean pages with B&W and color photos by prominent German photographers of the day.

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: $16.50
Lot 2123

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

- On Diseases of the Skin by Ferdinand Hebra - Dated 1866 by The New Sydenham Society - Volumes I and III, Ex-library set. Lacking spine cover.
- Gooch on Some of the Most Important Diseases Peculiar to Women by Robert Ferguson - Dated 1859 by The New Sydenham Society - Ex-library book. Lacking spine cover.
- Manual of Human Histology by A. Kolliker - Dated 1854 by The Sydenham Society - Volume II only, ex-library book.
- The Principles of Medical Psychology by Baron Ernst Von Feuchtersleben - Dated 1847 by The Sydenham Society - Ex-library. Inscribed to the previous owner, "as friend of Dr. Feuchtersleben." Lacking spine cover.

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 2124

$15
This auction lot includes six antique Arabic language books. Four of the books do not include English notations and we have provided title page images for those. In addition, this group includes the following pair of titles:

- The Seances of Badi by Ez. Zeman - printed in 1889 in Beirut
- Prayer Book by unknown - c1860 - illustrated with engravings, with German dedication page


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.


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: $12.50
Lot 2125

$130
Title: The Story of Our Regiment, A History of the 148th Pennsylvania Vols.
Editor: Adjt. J. W. Muffly, Editor
Publisher: The Kenyon Printing & Mfg Co.
Printing Year: 1904

Condition/Details: Bound navy cloth with bright gold and red embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of the 148th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, formed in 1862 to strengthen the fighting force of the Union Army. The work is illustrated with many black and white engravings. The volume shows some external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The rear free endpapers are splitting from the seam. The book measures approximately 7" x 9.5" and contains 1,096 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2126

$35
This lot includes the group of 22 original promotional 8x10 film photo stills and 1 lobby card 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 14 B&W stills from the film Hiawatha, 3 B&W stills from The Texas Rangers (1936), 2 B&W stills from The Ruggles of Red Gap (1935), 1 B&W still each fromWhoopee, Tonka, and Young Daniel Boone, plus 1 color lobby card from Run of The Arrow. 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 2127

$80
Title: Board of Tourist Industry of the Japanese Government Railways - Various Titles
Author: Various
Publisher: Board of Tourist Industry of the Japanese Government Railways
Printing Year: 1935-1940
Number of Volumes: 31 volume set (Volumes 1-12, 14-15, 17-23, 25-34)

Notes: Bound in paper wrappers with pictorial fronts, most in original, fragile tissue paper dustjackets, this antique set is a scarce collection of tourism brochures published by the Japanese government. These small books cover a variety of topics related to Japanese cultural, including history, art, drama, fashion, nature and traditions, such as tea ceremonies. According to the first volume:
"The Board of Tourist Industry recognizes both the obligation and the difficulty of providing foreign tourists with accurate information regarding the various phases of Japan's culture. It is, therefore, endeavouring to meet this obligation, as far as possible, by publishing this series of brochures. ... By studying the entire series, the foreign student of Japan will gain an adequate knowledge of the unique culture that has evolved in this country through the ages."

The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.25" x 7.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 2128

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of antique poetry and literary classics shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include: Marmion, Poems by R.W. Emerson, The Sunny Side; or the Country Minister's Wife, The Reverberator, and The Garbage Man (first edition). 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: $4.50
Lot 2129

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of books on photography 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: $50.50
Lot 2130

$175
Title: Leaving Cheyenne
Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1963

Condition/Details: Flat signed by the author, stated first edition, bound in tan cloth with orange sun design on front board, this volume is a scarce first edition of this popular Lonesome Dove author's second novel with a hand written signature. The volume shows light external age/wear with some moisture markings around the edges of the front and rear end papers, it is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 299 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2131

$90
Title: Art Treasures of Italy
Author: Carl Von Lutzow
Publisher: Fine Art Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized three quarter leather boards with gilt embossing, this antique two volume set is a scarce description of Italy's fine art, with 100 black and white etchings, photo-etchings and steel engravings and 47 full-page wood engravings. This work was translated into English by Susan Thayer Hooper. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some wear to the spines, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 12" x 16.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 2132

$55
This lot features the lenses displayed in the corresponding image, including two Baush & Lomb CinemaScope Projector Attachment I's and a Kowa Prominar Anamorphic lens, attached to a Super Sankor 2.75", as well as an additional Super Sankor and a lens made by an unknown manufacturer. These lenses were used in conjunction with the film projector equipment throughout this auction.

Bausch & Lomb, an American company based in Rochester, New York, is one of the world's leading suppliers of eye health products, such as contact lenses and lens care products today. In addition to this main activity, in recent years the area of medical technology (medicines, implants for eye diseases) has been developed. Bausch & Lomb was founded in 1853 by two German immigrants, John Jacob Bausch and Henry C. Lomb in Rochester, New York. Jacob Bausch was a trained optician and in Henry Lomb, he found the financier and partner he needed for a small but ambitious workshop producing monocles. In 1876, the company began manufacturing microscopes. The company also produced photographic lenses (1883), spectacle lenses (1889), microtomes (1890), binoculars and telescopes (1893). From 1892 in cooperation with Zeiss in Germany, the company produced optical lenses. In this manner, at the end of the 19th century, the product range included eyeglasses, microscopes and binoculars, as well as projectors, camera lenses and camera diaphragms. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

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: $29.50
Lot 2133

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

- History of England, with Separate Sketches of Scotland, Wales and Ireland by John Russell - Dated 1844 by Hogan & Thompson
- The Castles and Keeps of Scotland by Frank Roy Fraprie - Dated 1907 by The Page Company
- African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1910 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Child drawings in pencil on front free endpaper, front board is split at the seam.
- Heroes of the Dark Continent by J. W. Buel - Dated 1890 by H. J. Smith & Co. - Front board is cracked at the seam with the spine, previous owner's stamp on front free endpaper.
- Around the World With Eyes Wide Open by H. Allen Tupper, Jr. - Dated 1898 by The Christian Herald - Front board is cracked at the seam.
- The Life of Darcy, Lady Maxwell of Pollock by Rev. John Lancaster - Dated 1848 by Lane & Tippett - Front board and free endpapers 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: $15.50
Lot 2134

$60
This lot includes the following antique silent movie poster. Custer's Last Fight Produced on cardboard stock, this original vintage 1925 movie poster measures 22"x14" and is itself a re-release of the 1912 film directed by and starring Francis Ford (elder brother of director John Ford) as General George A Custer.

This early silent film production of Thomas H. Ince stages the battle between Custer's men and the Sioux and Cheyenne forces in a less racist approach than that taken two years later by D. W. Griffith in The Battle of Elderbush Gulch. It is believed that the actual 1912 version is lost and all that survives is this edited re-released version from the 1920s.

This Rare poster is not to be confused with a similar looking placard issued one year later, promoting the film in 1926 as being re-released for the 50th anniversary of the battle of Little Big Horn. Aside from the additional text printed directly below the movie title, the later poster makes no mention of Wyoming and Dakota and has the printer's imprint centered below the bottom border (while our version has it printed inside the lower right corner. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 2135

$300
Title: Architecture Funeraire Contemporaine: Specimens de Tombeaux
Author: M. Cesar Daly
Publisher: Librairie Generale De L'Architecture et des Travaux Publics
Printing Year: 1871

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, this oversized volume is a rare copy of this antique French work that provides specimens of the architectural designs of funerals, tombs, mausoleums, tombstones and crosses, with the original color and black and white plates. The volume remains in remarkable condition, with minor external age/wear, and pages still solidly bound, clean and crisp. The book measures approximately 13" x 18" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2136

$20
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: Westward Ho!, The Last of the Mohicans, The Deerslayer, The Return of the Native, The Virginian, Lord Jim, The Conquest of Mexico, and The Moon and Sixpence. 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 2137

$20
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 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: $22.50
Lot 2139

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

- German Enameled Glass by Axel von Saldern - Dated 1965 by The Corning Museum of Glass - Oversized, with black and white photographs.
- Orquideas do Estado do Espirito Santo by Augusto Ruschi - Dated 1986 by Expressao e Cultura - In dust jacket, ex-library with some handwritten notes and illustrations.
- Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania by B. H. Warren - Dated 1890 by E. K. Meyers - Original plates are present. Lacking boards.
- Physicians' Reference Booklet of The American Nauheim by Allen Wheeler Holmes, Albert W. Wallace and John Carroll - No Date Provided by The Glen Springs - In wrappers.
- Physicians' Reference Booklet of The American Nauheim by Allen Wheeler Holmes, Albert W. Wallace and John Carroll - No Date Provided by The Glen Springs - In wrappers.
- The Poetical Works of Isaac Watts by Isaac Watts - Dated 1782 - Miniature book, volume VII of VII. 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: $12.50
Lot 2140

$10
Title: Alfijjah Carmen Didacticum Grammaticum Auctore Ibn Malik et In Alfijjam Commentarius
Author: Abd Allāh Ibn Mālik (edited by Fr. Dieterici)
Publisher: Sumptibus Guil. Engelmann
Printing Year: 1851

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce printing of this landmark Arabic linguistic work.

This book was 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 volume shows advanced external age/wear with crude tape covering on spine and loss to rear board, the text block is complete with some separations, the pages are bright with scattered foxing. The book measures approximately 7" x 8.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2141

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique titles on the Middle Ages:

- Military and Religious Life in The Middle Ages and at the Period of the Renaissance by Paul Lacroix - Dated 1874 by Chapman and Hall - This volume has a decorative binding, with leather boards, raised spine band, gilt embossing and gilted page edges. Remnants of previous owner's bookplate remain inside of the front board. The work includes 14 chromolithographic prints by F. Kellerhoven, Regamey and L. Allard and "upwards of four hundred engravings on wood."
- Science and Literature in The Middle Ages and at the Period of the Renaissance by Paul Lacroix - Dated 1878 by Chapman and Hall - This volume is bound in red cloth boards with three quarter leather, raised spine band, gilt embossing and gilted top page edge. The work includes 13 chromolithographic prints by F. Kellerhoven and "upwards of four hundred engravings on wood."

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: $12.50
Lot 2142

$10
Printing Year: c1880

Condition/Details: Bound in a re-fashioned cloth casing, this antique volume is a scarce Arabic writing. The text is interspersed with leaves of hand-written notes. The work is identified by the following pencil notes on the endpaper:

See Sarbis, I, 508, sub (4), for this book; but Sarbis is apparently unaware of this edition. Brockelmann, Index, 2, "-Bagure" and "Arabe", though he does not seem to be aware of this edition.

This book was 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 volume shows external age/wear, with many loose pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2143

$20
Title: Belford Regis; or, Sketches of a Country Town
Author: Mary Russell Mitford
Publisher: Carey, Lea & Blanchard
Printing Year: 1835

Condition/Details: Bound in paper boards with cloth backing and paste on label on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce description of Belford Regis complete in two volumes. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The volumes measure approximately 5" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2144

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of modern titles on nudes:

- Nudes: Index I edited by Peter Feierabend - Dated 2000 by Koenemann Verlagsgesellschaft (Koeln) - First edition in dustjacket.
- Nudes edited by Annette Crandall et al - Dated 1995 by Graphis Press Corp. (Zurich) - Stiff wrappers. Rear cover has crease is lower left corner.
- Nudes 2 edited by Peggy Chapman - Dated 1997 by Graphis - 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 2146

$10
This Kliegl Brothers Stage & Studio Spotlight has glass with an approximate diameter of 7.5". The glass remains intact and clear. This is one of two Kliegl Spotlights of this size in today's auction, with seven larger spotlights, as well. These spotlights are one of several pieces of film equipment used by a theater and taken out of use as modern equipment became available. It is presumably in working condition.

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: $29.50
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