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Lot 2216

$45
Title: The Land of Big Snows
Author: Bertha A. Francis
Publisher: Caxton Printers
Printing Year: 1955

Condition/Details: First edition, author inscribed bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and original dustjacket, this volume is a scarce description of Big Hole Valley, Montana. The work is illustrated with many photographs and maps on the front and rear end papers. 1958 livestock report and 1957 electrical coop report laid in. The volume shows light external age/wear, frontispiece is coming loose, dustjacket has some chips and tears, solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 229 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2217

$60
Title: Doings of The Van-Loons
Author: Fred I. Leipziger

Condition/Details: Bound in paper boards with black cloth backing, this c1910 oblong volume is a scarce black and white edition of Leipziger's comic strip family. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 15.5" x 5.5" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2218

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of camera equipment shown in the corresponding image(s), including a Kodak roll film developer tank; a K&M Process Lens Shade; several plate or film developing hangers; a Speed-Ez-El; and the Kodak No. 4 Brownie Enlarging Camera. 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: $14.50
Lot 2219

$80
This shelf lot includes the very large group of history 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: $65.50
Lot 2220

$15
Title: Horizon Bound on a Bycycle
Author: Eyvind Earle
Publisher: Earle and Bane
Printing Year: 1990

Condition/Details: Author inscribed stated First edition bound in decorative paper covered boards with original illustrated dustjacket, this volume is an account of the life and work of artist Eyvind Earle. The work is heavily illustrated with many B&W examples of the artist's work and personal photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear with a 1" taped tear on the back of the dust jacket, it is solidly bound with clean, crisp pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 346 pages with additional section at rear of B&W photographs of individuals, friends family, relatives and portraits of Eyvind Earle himself throughout his life. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2221

$35
Title: Birds of New York
Author: Elon Howard Eaton
Illustrator: Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Publisher: The University of The State of New York State Museum
Printing Year: 1915

Condition/Details: Contained in an olive cloth portfolio with black tie-downs, this antique volume is a rare edition of one hundred and six plates by Louis Agassiz Fuertes from the two-volume Birds of New York. All 106 plates are intact, on clean pages, with a few creased at the edges. Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874 1927) was an American ornithologist, illustrator and artist. In his lifetime, Fuertes illustrated more than 60 books and contributed hundreds of works for magazine articles. (courtesy of Wikipedia) The volume shows some external age/wear to the portfolio. A portion of two tie-downs are lacking. The book measures approximately 9" x 12" and contains 106 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2222

$20
Title: Shaker Hymnal
Author: The Canterbury Shakers
Publisher: The Canterbury Shakers
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Bound in gray/green cloth with blue lettering, this antique volume is a scarce collection of hymns, with music and lyrics, by the shakers of East Canterbury, New Hampshire. Between 1842 and 1908 there were eleven different Shaker hymnals published by the Shakers at Canterbury, this volume is an original edition of the last. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Ex-library reference copy not in circulation with minimal markings. The book measures approximately 7" x 9" and contains 273 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2223

$45
Title: A Practice of Physic, Containing Most of the Diseases Not Treated of in Disease of Females and Diseases of Children
Author: William P. Dewees
Publisher: Carey & Lea
Printing Year: 1830
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in leather boards with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of Dewees' last work on diseases affecting women and children.

William Potts Dewees (17681841) was an American physician, best known for his work in obstetrics. Dewees received a Bachelor of Medicine and in 1806 an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he would become Professor of Obstetrics, and Chair of Obstetrics from 1834 to 1841. His fame comes mainly from three books published in quick succession in the mid-1820s, each of which went to at least ten editions: Comprehensive System of Midwifery (1824), Treatise on the Physical and Medical Treatment of Children (1825), and Treatise on the Diseases of Females (1826). Of these, the System of Midwifery had the most lasting influence, introducing ideas from British and continental European physicians (especially Jean-Louis Baudelocque) and becoming the standard reference on obstetrics in the United States for a time.

The volumes show external age/wear, and remain solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2224

$150
This lot includes the group of 52 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 still photos Drive-In Horror and Sci-Fi films including 2 B&W stills from the film Godzilla, 2 B&W stills from War of the Worlds(1953), 2 B&W stills from I Was A Teenage Werewolf (1957) starring Michael Landon, 15 B&W stills from I Was A Teenage Frankenstein (1957), 10 B&W stills from the film Village of the Damned(1960), 6 B&W stills from Doctor Cyclops(1940), 5 color stills from The Time Machine (1959) and 10 B&W stills fromThe Incredible Shrinking Man(1957) and lobby card #5 from Konga(1961). 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 very good condition with some occasional age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 2225

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of antique ornamental volumes:

- The Coloured Ornament of All Historical Styles: The Antiquity by Alexander Speltz - Dated 1914 by K. F. Koehlers Antiquarium - Contains all 60 original tipped-in color plates. Lacking descriptive text.
- The Coloured Ornament of All Historical Styles: The Middle Age by Alexander Speltz - Dated 1914 by K. F. Koehlers Antiquarium - Contains 59 original tipped-in color plates (lacking table 14) and contains descriptive text.
- The Coloured Ornament of All Historical Styles: The Modern Times by Alexander Speltz - Dated 1914 by K. F. Koehlers Antiquarium - Contains 59 original tipped-in color plates (lacking table 14) and contains descriptive text.
- Les Vitraux De La Cathedrale De Chartres by L'abbe Y. Delaporte - Dated 1926 - In wrappers, with age/wear. Front wrapper and front pages are detached, spine cover is coming loose. Rear board remains stiff leather.
- Les Vitraux De La Cathedrale De Chartres by L'abbe Y. Delaporte - Dated 1926 - Shows age and wear, lacking it wrappers. Pages remain bound in blocks.

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: $22.50
Lot 2226

$25
This shelf lot includes a group of three lens boards as shown in the corresponding image(s). These boards include a large, 7 1/2x7 1/2" board, with 2 1/2" hole. There are also two custom-made lens boards, one a reducing/extending 6" square board for 8x10" cameras and the other measuring 9x9" and used for short focal lenses. 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: $8.50
Lot 2227

$30
This shelf lot includes the large group of literature 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: $36.50
Lot 2228

$10
Title:Hill-Billy
Author: Rose Wilder Lane
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1926

Condition/Details: Stated first edition, bound in green cloth with stamped blue labels on front and spine, this antique volume is a scarce description of the old ways of the hill-folk of the Ozarks written be the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean lightly toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 286 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2229

$150
Title: Nocturnes
Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Equinox Cooperative Press Inc.
Printing Year: 1934 Signed limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth boards with star and faded flower-like design and in original slipcase, this volume is a scarce signed first English edition of three of Mann's short stories bound in one, with lithographs by Lynd Ward. This limited edition is number 960 of 1,000.

Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche and Schopenhauer. When Hitler came to power in 1933, the anti-fascist Mann fled to Switzerland. When World War II broke out in 1939, he emigrated to the United States, from where he returned to Switzerland in 1952. Thomas Mann is one of the most known exponents of the so called Exilliteratur, a category of books in the German language by writers of democratic attitude from Nazi Germany (Germany and Austria), written and published by dissident authors who fled abroad in 1933 after the Nazi Party came to power in Germany and after Nazi Germany annexed Austria. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Lynd Kendall Ward (26 June 1905 28 June 1985) was an American artist and storyteller, and son of Methodist minister and prominent political organizer Harry F. Ward. He illustrated some 200 juvenile and adult books. Ward was best known for his wood engraving and was the first to produce an entire novel entirely in woodcuts and is considered one of the founders of the American graphic novel but he also worked in watercolor, oil, brush and ink, lithography and mezzotint.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's bookplate is inside of the front board. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5" and contains 61 pages. This is one of two signed Mann volumes in our collection, the other volume is in lot #363. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2230

$10
This lot includes three Simplex X-L metal spools, with a diameter of approximately 18", shown in the corresponding image(s). The spools include a label showing two circles with 4" and 5", and minutes 1-3. 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: $45.50
Lot 2231

$275
Title: The Photographic History of The Civil War
Editor-In-Chief: Francis Trevelyan Miller
Publisher: The Review of Reviews Co.
Printing Year: 1911
Number of Volumes: Complete 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a decorative, visualization of the Civil War, illustrated with "thousands of scenes photographed, 1861-65, with text by many special authorities." The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 2232

$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: Bleak House, Barnaby Rudge, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Sonnets of William Shakespeare, The Ring and the Book, Don Juan, Lorna Doone, and John Brown's Body. 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 2235

$15
Title/Description: Kodak Precision Enlarger
Make: Kodak

Condition/Details: This vintage Kodak Precision Enlarger for 35mm comes with a clean and clear Nikkor 50mm F2.8 lens, a 35mm film negative holder, enlarging bulb, a set of contrast grade filters, and the original manual. 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: $39.50
Lot 2236

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of photography history titles:

- Print the Legend by Martha A. Sandweiss - Dated 2002 by Yale University Press - Original dustjacket
- Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the American Civil War 1861-65 by Alexander Gardner - Dated 2001 by Delano Greenidge Editions - Original dustjacket
- Victor Regnault and the Advance of Photography by Laurie Dahlberg - Dated 2005 by Princeton University Press - Original dustjacket
- The Daguerreotype by M. Susan Barger, William B. White - Dated 1991 by Johns Hopkins University Press

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 2237

$70
Title: Panorama of the Hudson: Showing Both Sides of the River from New York to Poughkeepsie
Publisher: Bryant Literary Union
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in oblong wrappers with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce copy of the "first photo-panorama of any river ever published," displaying 96 photographs by G. Willard Shear, each providing a view of both shores of 150 miles along the Hudson with appropriate landmarks, settlements or other points of interest captioned. The volume shows some external age/wear, with water markings, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 12" x 7.5" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2238

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of original 35mm film movie trailers in the corresponding image(s). This large group of approximately 500 titles, mostly from the 1980s and 1990s, includes the titles: Star Trek VI, A Few Good Men, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The Dark Crystal, Die Hard, Dragonslayer, Fantasia, First Blood, Good Morning Vietnam, Goonies, Jurassic Park, Karate Kid, Lion King, Married to the Mob, James Bond, Never Say Never Again, Predator, Reality Bites, Say Anything, Star Trek V, Stir Crazy, Superman, Untouchables, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Young Guns, Planes Trains and Automobiles, James Bond, License to Kill, Back Draft, Dead Poets Society, Great Muppet Caper, My Cousin Vinny, Stargate, U2 Rattle & Hum, Snow White and many, many more. Our client has provided us with a list of the titles included - to request a copy of the complete list, please send us an email and we will send it as an Excel attachment. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $2450
Lot 2239

$35
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: Sherlock Holmes, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, Tono Bungay, and Moll Flanders. 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
Lot 2240

$15
This lot includes the group of 41 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 Blake Edwards production Soldier in the Rain (1963) starring Steve McQueen And Jackie Gleason. Most stills have original descriptive notes and production information sheets on the back. 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 2241

$25
This lot features a bound early French magazine compilation of James Fennimore Cooper writings. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Veillees Litteraires Illustrees and Romans Populaires Illustres
Editor: J. Bry and Gue Barba
Issue Date Range: Undated, c1870

Notes: This French compilation of James Fennimore Cooper writings come from two magazine publications, with one issue from Veillees Litteraires Illustrees and the remaining issues from Romans Populaires Illustres. Cooper stories include: Le Dernier Des Mohicans, Les Pionniers, Le Corsaire Rouge, Lettres Sur Paris En 1832, Fleur Des Bois, L'Espion, La Vie D'un Matelot, Le Pilote, Sur Mer Et Sur Terre, Lucie Hardinge, Excursion Sur Les Bords Du Rhin, Le Robinson Americain and L'Ontario.

Many of these pieces provide black and white drawings by Charles Albert d'Arnoux, also known as Bertall (1820 - 1882). Bertall was a French illustrator, cartoonist and writer, known for being one of the most prolific illustrators of the nineteenth century and one of the pioneers of photography. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This compilation was privately bound in marbled boards with a black leather spine and gilt embossing. The pages remain well bound and crisp, with some age-toning. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 12" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 2242

$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 2243

$45
Title: Various Titles
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: DeWolfe, Fiske, & Co.
Printing Year: No Date Provided
Number of Volumes: 11 volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled boards with leather backing and bright gilt embossing on spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of Sir Walter Scott, including titles such as: Ivanhoe, Kenilworth, Woodstock, and St. Ronan's Well. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and black and white drawings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 2244

$10
Title: American Standard of Excellence, as Revised by the Poultry Fanciers of America
Author: Wm. H. Lockwood
Publisher: Poultry World Print
Printing Year: 1872

Condition/Details: Bound in purple wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce description of the standard of excellence for poultry fanciers, with an essay on breeding prize birds for exhibition. The work is illustrated with one black and white engraving of a chicken. The volume is lacking the latter portion of the textblock and rear wrapper. The volume shows some external age/wear, with sunning and rubbing, and the remaining portion remains solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4.75" x 7" and contains 94 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2245

$25
Title/Description: B&J View Camera
Year of Production: c1940s

Condition/Details: This monorail camera is made for 8x10", and comes with reducing backs for 5x7" and for 2 1/4x3 1/4 sheet film/120 roll film. This vintage camera comes with an additional, shorter monorail for use with wide-angle application. The bellows on this camera are extensively patched and should be replaced. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 2246

$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 2247

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on photography:

- The Theory of the Photographic Process Edited by T. H. James - Dated 1966 by The Macmillan Company
- American Handbook of Photography - Dated 1904 by H. Morris & Co. - In wrappers, with black and white illustrations of cameras.
- Practical Guide to Photography by Marion And Co. - Dated 1887 by Marion and Co. - In stiff red leather wrappers, with black embossing. Shows some water markings and previous owner's bookplate inside front board.
- Filter Guide for Color and Black & White by Norman Rothschild and Cora Wright Kennedy - Dated 1971 by American Photographic Book Publishing Co., Inc. - Previous owner's stamp inside of the front board.
- Elementary Photographic Chemistry - Dated 1941 by Eastman Kodak Company - Previous owner's signature inside of the front board, stamp on bottom page edge.
- Handbook of Photography Edited by Keith Henney and Beverly Dudley - Dated 1939 by Whittlesey House

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 2248

$60
Title: Tales of a Grandfather
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: J&B Williams
Printing Year: 1833
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilted brown spine labels, this antique series is made up of four two volume sets the first three being stories from the history of Scotland and the fourth being stories from the history of France. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and engravings on the half title page. The volumes show some external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly foxed and age toned pages. The books measure approximately 3.5" x 6". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 2249

$35
Title: Dean's Delightful Picture Book of Coloured Pictures for Happy Hours
Author: J. Bishop
Publisher: Dean & Son

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce c1870 children's picture book, with bright original illustrations. The colorful pages are printed on one side only. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the wrappers and pages. The pages remain bound, with some taped to the spine. The original advertisements remain on the rear wrapper and rear free endpapers. The book measures approximately 9.25" x 11.5" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2250

$40
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): Romance Songs, with popular titles such as Love Me, All By Myself, and Isn't This A Lovely Day. There are approximately 60 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 2251

$300
Title: The Rough Riders
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1899 first edition

Condition/Details: Bound in olive green cloth boards with gilt lettering on boards and spine and gilt Rough Riders insignia on front cover, with deckled fore-edge; top edge gilt, this is a scarce, antique first edition of Theodore Roosevelt's classic account of his experience as Colonel of the First United States Volunteer Cavalry, the "Rough Riders," during the Spanish American War.

The "Rough Riders" was the name bestowed on the First United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one of the three to see action. The United States army was weakened and left with little manpower after the Civil War roughly 30 years prior. As a result, President William McKinley called upon 1,250 volunteers to assist in the war efforts. It was also called "Wood's Weary Walkers" after its first commander, Colonel Leonard Wood, as an acknowledgment of the fact that despite being a cavalry unit they ended up fighting on foot as infantry. When Colonel Wood became commander of the 1st Cavalry Brigade (1st U.S. Cavalry, 106th U.S. Cavalry, and 1st U.S.V. Cavalry) the Rough Riders then became "Roosevelt's Rough Riders." That term was familiar in 1898, from Buffalo Bill who called his famous western show "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World." (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume is illustrated with portrait frontispiece and photographic illustrations throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some sunning to the spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 298 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2252

$10
This lot features a Simplex piece, manufactured by International Projector Corporation (IPC), with a motor by IPC. When in operation, this piece connected to several other 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.

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.
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