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Lot 2290

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of antique juvenile books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include: The History of the United States, How to Get on in the World, Up The Baltic; or, Young America in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Illustrated Primer, Voyages, Travels, and Remarkable Adventures of Paul Preston, and Peter Parley's Tales About Asia. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 2291

$40
Title: The Female of the Species
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1912

Condition/Details: Bound in paper boards with green and black design and lettering and remaining in its original glycerine cover, this miniature, fragile book is a scarce edition of Kipling's poem that states "For the female species is more deadly than the male." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous bookstore's bookplate remains inside of the rear board. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 4.5" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2292

$70
Title: Brett Weston, Master Photographer
Author/Photographer: Brett Weston
Publisher: Photography West Graphics
Printing Year: 1989

Condition/Details: Sealed in original shrink wrap, this unopened volume is a collection of 147 black & white photographs, accompanied by a few pages of explanatory text and list of plates with an Introduction by Van Deren Coke. The book measures approximately 12" x 14.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2293

$175
Title: In Darkest Africa or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria
Author: Henry M. Stanley
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1890
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce early description of Africa. The work is illustrated with two steel engravings, and many black and white illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with sunning to the spines, 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: $9.50
Lot 2294

$10
This lot includes a Century Sound Reducer, manufactured by Century Projector Corporation, shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece includes the original glass, displaying the Century name, and a variety of knobs, dials and metal tubing containing wires. 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.
Lot 2295

$10
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a variety of miniature books, including Helpful Thoughts by Drummond, The Plan of Salvation, a Mariner's Pocketbook, and , as well as a collection of miniature cookbooks. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2296

$60
This lot includes the group of 13 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 two films by the great Alfred Hitchcock, 9 B&W stills from the film Rebecca (1940) Starring Lawrence Olivier and 4 B&W stills from Psycho(1960) Starring Anthony Perkins. 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 2297

$20
Title: The White House Gallery of Official Portraits of the Presidents
Publisher: Bureau of National Literature and Art
Printing Year: 1901

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather and green cloth with leather medallion of the presidential seal pasted onto front cover, this antique folio presents the official portraits of the presidents as they hung in the White House, from Washington to McKinley. Each excellent photogravure is faced with tissue-guard. Opposite each illustration is a historical review of the life and administration of the President, written by a leading American. The unique feature of this edition is the color impression sketches, illustrating the historic associations in the life and administration of each president, which are on the pages with the essays. This is a limited edition, with each copy being numbered and registered (the copy number for this volume is 633). McKinley's last speech is beautifully printed on rag paper, as the rest of the pages are, and is laid-in at the rear of the volume. The front board of this book is detached and there is age/wear to the exterior. A news article discussing Franklin Roosevelt's first year in office is inside of the front free endpapers and handwriting from the previous owner is on the table of contents page. Text block is solidly bound with unmarked, age-toned pages. This unpaginated volume measures approximately 16.5" x 20.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2298

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

- Between Amateur and Aeshete by Paul Spencer Sternberger - Dated 2001 by University of New Mexico Press - Stated first edition, in dust jacket.
- Multiple Views, Logan Grant Essays on Photography, 1983-89 Edited by Daniel P. Younger - Dated 1991 by University of New Mexico Press - Stated first edition in wrappers.
- The Collodion Process on Glass by Frederick Scott Archer - Dated 1854 privately published - Ex-library edition, with stamps and pocket.
- Photography's Beginnings: A Visual History by John B. Cameron and William B. Becker - Dated 1989 by University of New Mexico Press - Oblong, oversized book in dust jacket.

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 2299

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of photography 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: $50.50
Lot 2300

$25
Title: Natchez Victorian Children Photographic Portraits, 1865-1915
Author: Joan W. Gandy, Thomas H. Gandy
Publisher: Myrtle Bank Press
Printing Year: 1981

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright gilt lettering, this volume is a collection of nearly 200 pictures reproduced from the original glass negatives from the Norman collection of Natchez Mississippi. The work is illustrated with many B&W photographs and has commentary about the styles and events of the age. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12" and contains 216 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2301

$200
Title: Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
Publisher: A. O. P. Nicholson
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with leather spine, this is the third volume of the United States' reports on railroads, discussing topography of the land, Native Americans, etc. The work is illustrated with numerous black and white and color illustrations, including several fold-out maps and charts. The volume shows some external age/wear, and remains solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11.5" and contains 175 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2302

$90
This original German World War I poster is part of a small collection of five pieces that we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored and are in excellent condition. They have all been professionally mounted on archival linen. Browse other lots in this auction to view the other four pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

This poster shows the spire of St. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna in the foreground with Schelhammer und Schattera Bankhaus behind.

Title:Zeichnet Achte Kriegsanleihe
Artist: Peschke
Printer: Paul Gerin, Wein, II
Year: 1918
Dimensions: 24" by 37"

Additional main body text includes: BANKHAUS Schelhammer und Schattera WIEN, I. STEFANSPLATZ 11.

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2303

$175
Title: White Mule
Author: William Carlos Williams
Publisher: New Directions
Printing Year: 1937 signed first edition

Condition/Details: Bound in off-white burlap boards with black lettering and in original mylar dust jacket, this volume is a scarce signed first edition of Williams' first book of a trilogy on the American dream.

William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet closely associated with modernism and Imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine. Williams "worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician"; but during his long lifetime, Williams excelled at both. His work consists of short stories, poems, plays, novels, critical essays, an autobiography, translations and correspondence. He wrote at night and spent weekends in New York City with friends—writers and artists like the avant-garde painters Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia and the poets Wallace Stevens and Marianne Moore. He became involved in the Imagist movement but soon he began to develop opinions that differed from those of his poetic peers, Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot. Later in his life, Williams toured the United States giving poetry readings and lectures. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

White Mule is the first of a trilogy of novels by Williams about the immigrant Stecher family. The other two novels are In the Money and The Build Up. The "White Mule" of the title refers to Flossie, the angry, assertive, uncompromising baby, who can kick like White Mule whiskey. (courtesy of New York University, School of Medicine)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.75" and contains 293 pages. This is the second of two lots containing signed William Carlos Williams' volumes, lot #271 contains the remaining volume. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2304

$15
Title: 37th Infantry Division In World War II
Author: Stanley A. Frankel
Publisher: Infantry Journal Press
Printing Year: 1948

Condition/Details: Library bound in brown cloth with white lettering, this vintage volume is a scarce account of the actions of the 37th Infantry Division in World War II. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages, ex-library with the usual markings. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11" and contains 397 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2305

$35
Title: Decorative Antique Set of Various Robert Louis Stevenson Books
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1925
Number of Volumes: Complete 32 volume set

Notes: Bound in stiff red bright gilt embossing, this decorative antique set is a scarce collection of Stevenson's work, including titles such as Treasure Island, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, and New Arabian Nights, as well as collections of poems, letters, plays and essays. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some mildew to the tops of the books, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 4.5" x 7.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 2306

$80
Bound in brown cloth with three quarter leather, bright gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this antique set is a unique collection of The Works of Charles Dickens, as published by Chapman and Hall during the 1870s, assembled in a private binding. The volumes include the original blue front and rear wrappers with illustrations and advertisements. Additional, original illustrations are throughout the text, as well. This set includes 17 volumes, with some of Dickens' most popular works.

As was a popular pursuit of the day, an individual commissioned a bindery to create this unique collection, bound in a specific order and trimmed where needed to create a cohesive look to the volume. The included texts were most often originally published in wraps and were ensured a longer life through this process.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 2307

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique estate titles:

- The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque: A Poem by William Combe- Dated 1872 by James Miller
- A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne - No Date Provided by Willoughby and Co.
- Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice by Frank Moore - Dated 1867 by S. S. Scranton & Co.
- The Old-World House, Its Furniture and Decoration by Herbert Cescinsky - Dated 1924 by A&C Black - Two volume, ex-library set.
- The Unknown River by Philip Gilbert Hamerton - Dated 1886 by Roberts Brothers - Front board is detached.
- Our Journey Around the World by Mrs. Harriet E. Clark - Dated 1895 by A. D. Worthington & Co.

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: $20.50
Lot 2308

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of wooden reducing inserts shown in the corresponding image(s), including six reducing inserts for 8x10" reducing to 5x7" for use in cameras using glass plates, stored in an 8x10" Seed's Dry Plate Box; a set of reducing inserts made to fit a Rochester & Co. enlarging camera, for dry plate processes - includes 8x10", 6 1/2x8 1/2", 5x7", 4x5", and 3 1/4 x 4 1/4"; as well as various other inserts reducing from 5x7" to 4x5" and 5x7" to 3 1/4x4 1/4". 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 2309

$70
Title: Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed, 32 Bilder aus dem Silhouetten-Film von Lotte Reiniger
Author: Lotte Reiniger
Publisher: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth
Printing Year: 1926

Condition/Details: This collection of antique silhouettes are from the German silent film Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed, released in 1926. This work contains 32 silhouettes, unbound (as issued) and encased in a newer folio, with German descriptive text.

Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (The Adventures of Prince Achmed) is a 1926 feature-length animated film by the German animator Lotte Reiniger. It is the oldest surviving animated feature film (two earlier ones were made in Argentina by Quirino Cristiani, but they are considered lost), and it featured a silhouette animation technique Reiniger had invented which involved manipulated cutouts made from cardboard and thin sheets of lead under a camera. The technique she used for the camera is similar to Wayang shadow puppets (though hers were animated frame by frame, not manipulated in live action). The original prints featured color tinting. The story is based on the elements taken from the collection 1001 Arabian Nights, specifically The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou, featured in Andrew Lang's The Blue Fairy Book. With the assistance of Aladdin, the Witch of the Fiery Mountain, and a magic horse, the title character battles the evil African sorcerer to win the hand of Princess Pari Banou. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light age/wear, and the pages remain clean, with some rubbing and slight water marking. The book measures approximately 14" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2310

$30
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): Military, World War I and World War II, including such popular tunes as Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition, Bless 'Em All, and Over There. There are 40 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 2311

$25
Title: Various Titles by Washington Irving
Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: John W. Lovell Company
Printing Year: c1890
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled boards and expertly rebacked with leather spine with gilt embossing and gilt topped pages, this collection encompasses several of Washington Irving's works, including Mahomet and His Successors, The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, Tales of a Traveler, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Astoria or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains, and The Alhambra.

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages, some volumes show water markings. The books measure approximately 5" x 7.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 2313

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique theology and other historical titles:

- The New-York Mirror and Ladies' Literary Gazette Edited by Samuel Woodworth - Dated 1823 by George P. Morris - Handwriting on title page.
- Letters of the Rev. James Patterson, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, N. L. Philad'a - Dated 1836 by William D. Wilson - In wrappers, shows much wear.
- The Chronicles of '74 Since Graduation From Amherst College by Jesse F. Forbes - Dated 1885 by H. M. Converse - Shows some sunning, in stiff leather with gilt embossing and gilt page edges.
- The Naval Chaplain - Dated 1833 by Massachusetts Sabbath School Society

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: $4.50
Lot 2314

$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 2315

$80
Title: The Art of Revolution, Castro's Cuba: 1959-1970
Author: Dugald Stermer & Susan Sontag
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company
Printing Year: 1970 stated first edition

Condition/Details: This oversized volume in wrappers contains a collection of 96 full-size color posters from Cuba's Revolution, with lengthy introductory essays by Susan Sontag and Stermer. The volume shows some external age/wear, with some water markings and the front wrapper splitting from the spine. The pages remain solidly bound with bright colors. The book measures approximately 13.5" x 17.5" and contains 132 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2316

$50
This lot includes the group of 21 original promotional 8x10 film photo stills cards 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 11 B&W stills from the 1948 re-release of Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941),10 B&W stills from the 1950 re-release of Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946) both starring Johnny Weissmuller, plus 2 unidentified Tarzan stills. 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 2317

$25
Title: Detraction Displayed
Author: Amelia Opie
Publisher: Orville A. Roorbach
Printing Year: 1828

Condition/Details: Bound in paper boards with cloth backed spine, this antique volume is the scarce final work of the author Amelia Opie.

Amelia Opie, née Alderson (12 November 1769 - 2 December 1853), was an English author who published numerous novels in the Romantic Period of the early 19th century, through 1828. In 1798, Alderson married John Opie, the painter. The nine years of her married life before her husband's death were happy, although her husband did not share her love of society. With his encouragement, in 1801 she completed a novel entitled Father and Daughter, which showed genuine fancy and pathos. Amelia Opie published regularly after that. In 1802 she completed a volume of verse. Additional books followed: Adeline Mowbray (1804), Simple Tales (1806), Temper (1812), Tales of Real Life (1813), Valentine's Eve (1816), Tales of the Heart (1818), and Madeline (1822). In 1825, through the influence of Joseph John Gurney, she joined the Society of Friends, the Christian religious organization whose members are known as Quakers. After a book entitled Detraction Displayed and contributions to periodicals, she wrote nothing more. The rest of her life was spent travelling and working at charity. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages, showing some water marks. The book measures approximately 4" x 6.5" and contains 251 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2318

$10
This lot includes the set of metal spools shown in the corresponding image(s), each measuring approximately two feet in diameter. This lot is one of several containing pieces of film equipment that was 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: $41.50
Lot 2319

$20
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on erotica and nudes 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: $67.50
Lot 2320

$30
Title: The History of England
Author: David Hume
Publisher: Phillips, Sampson and Company
Printing Year: 1850
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique decorative set is a scarce description of England, "From The Inastion of Julius Caesar to The Abdication of James the Second, 1688." The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with age toned pages with some water markings. The books measure approximately 5" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 2321

$110
Title: The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana
Publisher: Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Bound in original vellum boards with gilt embossing, this scarce antique volume is one of the first English trade editions of the Kama Sutra, following a limited edition of 250 copies published the same year. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Inside of front and rear board show some aged-toning. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 181 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2322

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage American history books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include Romantic America, New Hampshire Beautiful, Four Years of Fighting and Guide to The Capitol. 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: $10.50
Lot 2323

$25
This shelf lot includes the large group of literature and poetry 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: $39.50
Lot 2324

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

- Shiloh by Shelby Foote - Dated 1952 by Dial - Original price clipped dustjacket in mylar, tightly bound, crisp and clean.
- The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote - Dated 1962 by Random House - Stated first printing, in original mylar protected slightly chipped dustjacket.
- The Blue and Gray: A History of Conflicts During Lee's Invasion and Battle of Gettysburg by J. Warren Gilbert - 1922 - In original slightly aged wrappers with chipped corner. Containing complete roster of the two armies, illustrated with maps, photos and drawings including a fold out map of the Gettysburg area

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 2325

$70
Title: Wind, Sand and Stars
Author: Antoine de Saint Exupery
Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock
Printing Year: 1939 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth with darker blue cross-hatchings with leather half binding, bright gilt embossing and blue top stain in original mylar dust jacket, this volume is a vintage first American edition of Antoine de Saint Exupery's memoir, describing several episodes from his years flying treacherous mail routes across the Sahara and the Andes. The central incident details the 1935 plane crash he survived in the Libyan Sahara Desert, between Benghazi and Cairo. Saint Exupery, and his navigator Andre Prevot, are left almost without water and food, as chances of finding an oasis or help from the air gradually decrease. The book illustrates the author's view of the world and his opinions of what makes life worth living. (portions courtesy of Wikipedia). Translated by Lewis Galantiere.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (29 June 1900—31 July 1944) was a French writer and aviator. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), and for his books about aviation adventures, including Night Flight and Wind, Sand and Stars. He was a successful commercial pilot before World War II, joining the Armée de l'Air (French Air Force) on the outbreak of war, flying reconnaissance missions until the armistice with Germany. Following a spell of writing in the United States, where he wrote The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), he joined the Free French Forces. He disappeared on a reconnaissance flight over the Mediterranean in July 1944. His plane was lost on July 31, 1944, and his fate remained a mystery until recently, when wreckage of an aircraft found in the sea near Marseilles was proven to be from his plane. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with two small tears in the dustjacket, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.55" and contains 213 pages. This is one of three lots of novels by Saint-Exupery, including the French version of Le Petit Prince, lot #77, and the French version of Wind, Sand and Stars, Terre Des Hommes, in lot #277. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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