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Lot 8336

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of medallions shown in the corresponding image. This collection consists of mint proof sets of the following African nations: Ghana, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Malawi (first coinage issue). Present in this group is a set of Ghanaian currency from 1958 in plastic coin holder. All medallions are otherwise in original cases. This lot is part of a large collection of minted medallions that we are selling during the course of today's auction. 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; older pieces are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8337

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Mayas by Alberto Ruz - Dated 1988 by Salvat Mexicana de Ediciones - dustjacket
- Quirigua Reports: Papers 6 - 15 by Robert J. Sharer et al. - Dated 1983 by University Museum, University of Philadelphia - Volume II - University Museum Monograph 49
- Quirigua Reports: Papers I- 5 by Robert J. Sharer & Wendy Ashmore- Dated 1979 by University Museum, University of Philadelphia - Volume I - University Museum Monograph 37
- The Periphery of the Southeastern Classic Maya Realm by Gary W. Pahl - Dated 1987 by UCLA Latin American Center Publications
- Remarkable Remains of the Ancient Peoples of Guatemala by Jacques & Parney VanKirk - Dated 1996 by University of Oklahoma 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: $12.50
Lot 8339

$10
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of bound and unbound issues of the periodical "The Model Railroader" dating from the late 1930s, early 40s and mid-50s. Also included is a National Model Railroad Association folder containing various clippings from railway model magazines. 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 boxlot, 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: $14.50
Lot 8340

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of books on literary studies shown in the corresponding image. 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 8341

$35
This lot includes the group of medical ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains medical magazines such as "The Volta Review," "Good Health," and "Health Culture," ephemera made up of a portfolio entitled "A History of Medicine in Pictures" containing a set of six reproductions of original oil paintings commissioned by Parke, Davis & Company, a pocket cyclopedia of medicine and surgery (1918), first aid booklets, various antique and vintage pamphlets, as well as a number of nineteenth-century publications. There are also several issues of magazines dedicated to dentistry ("The Dental Cosmos," "The Dental Digest," "The Journal of the American Dental Association," "Dental Items of Interest") from the 1920s and 30s. There is as well an undated pamphlet providing an introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous. 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 boxlot, 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: $22.50
Lot 8342

$26
This shelf lot includes the group of children's books on space shown in the corresponding image. 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 8343

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

- The Lone Ranger and Tonto by Fran Striker - Dated 1940 by Grosset & Dunlap - dustjacket
- The Lone Ranger and the Texas Renegades by Fran Striker - Dated 1938 by Grosset & Dunlap - Illustrated by Ted Horn
- The Lone Ranger Traps the Smugglers by Fran Striker - Dated 1941 by Grosset & Dunlap - dustjacket
- The Lone Ranger and the Secret of Somber Cavern - Dated 1950 by Whitman Publishing Co. (Racine, Wisconsin) - "New Better Little Book"

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 8345

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

- Ranger VIII Photographs of the Moon: Cameras "A," "B" and "P" - Dated 1966 by National Aeronautics and Space Administration - large format volume in wrappers, NASA SP-111
- Saturn IB Launch Vehicle Flight Evaluation Report-SA-206 Skylab-2 by Saturn Flight Evaluation Working Group - Dated 1973 by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- World Atlas of Photography from Tiros Satellites I to IV by J. B. Bird et al. - Dated 1964 by National Aeronautics and Space Administration - original wrappers, NASA CR-98
- Results of the First United States Manned Orbital Space Flight - February 20, 1962 - Dated 1962 by Manned Spacecraft Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration- original wrappers
- Results of the Second United States Manned Orbital Space Flight - May 24, 1962 - Dated 1962 by Manned Spacecraft Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration- original wrappers, NASA SP-6

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 8346

$28
Title: The Works of William Makepeace Thackery
Publisher: P. F. Collier, Publishers
Printing Year: c1885
Number of Volumes: 7

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing. Volumes II - VIII. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50

Lot 8347

$35
This lot features the following group of antique and vintage magazine issues:

Titles: Harpers, The All-Seeing Eye, The Standard Quarterly Review, Golden Book, Fact Digest, World Progress, Story Parade, etc.
Issue Date Range: 1900 - 1950
Approximate Number of Issues: 100

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50

Lot 8349

$22
This shelf lot includes the group of small-format children's books shown in the corresponding image. Among the titles in this collection are following pertaining to the series "Big Little Book": Tarzan, Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery, Men of the Mounted, Smitty: Golden Gloves Tournament, Little Orphan Annie with the Circus (this last book lacks spine). Other titles (not part of the previous series) are Tome Beatty, Lions and Tigers, David Copperfield, The Camels Are Coming, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Daniel Boone. 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: $6.50
Lot 8350

$110
Subject/Content: Thomas McDonough Medal
Minted by: U.S. Mint
Dated: 1814
Produced in: bronze
Diameter (inches): 2 1/2

Condition/Details: This lot is part of a large collection of minted medallions that we are selling during the course of today's auction. Thomas MacDonough (1783 1825) was an early-19th-century American naval officer. He a leading member of "Preble's Boys," a small group of naval officers who served during the First Barbary War. His most notable achievement occurred during the War of 1812. As commander of American naval forces in Lake Champlain he won the decisive Battle of Lake Champlain, also known as the Battle of Plattsburgh. It is this last action that the medal commemorates. The obverse of the medal shows the bust of this officer in naval uniform with the inscription "Tho. McDonough stagno. Champlain clas. reg. Brit. superavit" (Thomas McDonough defeated the royal British fleet on Lake Champlain). The design on the reverse shows the engagement between the two fleets with the inscriptions "Uno latere percusso alterum impavide vertit" (Beaten on the one side he fearlessly turns the other) and "Inter class. ameri. et brit. die XI Sept. MDCCCXIIII" (Between American and British fleets September 11, 1814). The first inscription on the reverse refers to the skill and foresight of McDonough in so mooring his flagship the Saratoga as to be able during the height of the engagement to turn her around and thus bring fresh broadsides to bear on the enemy. The medal bears the name of its designer, F. Furst, underneath the McDonough bust. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50

Lot 8351

$10
Title: Amerikanische Balladen und andere Gedichte
Author: H. K. Tippmann
Publisher: Arrowhead Press
Printing Year: 1942

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with dark lettering to spine and front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of German-language poems. A foreword has been written by Erich Posselt. This well-preserved volume shows external age/wear, with markings to covers and spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Endpapers show some staining. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 159 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8352

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. 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 8353

$28
Title: A Complete Descriptive and Statistical Gazetteer of the United States of America, Containing a Particular Description of the States, Territories, Counties, Districts, Parishes, Cities, Towns, and Villages - Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Canals and Railroads; with an Abstract of the Census and Statistics for 1840, Exhibiting a Complete View of the Agricultural, Commercial, Manufacturing, and Literary Condition and Resources of the Country
Author: Daniel Haskel & J. Calvin Smith
Publisher: Sherman & Smith
Printing Year: 1843

Condition/Details: Bound in leather, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century reference work. The volume shows significant external age/wear, with detached front board. The text block is intact and solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 752 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8355

$45
Title: Cosmos: A General Survey of the Physical Phenomena of the Universe
Author: Alexander von Humboldt
Publisher: Hippolyte Bailliere, Publisher (London)
Printing Year: 1845
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce work of cosmography by the famous German naturalist and explorer. Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) had been intending to write a comprehensive work about different facets of geography and the natural sciences for decades. The writing first took shape in a set of lectures he delivered before the University of Berlin in the winter of 1827-28. In the words of one study of this work, these lectures would form "the cartoon for the great fresco of the [K]osmos" ("The Making of Geography" by Dickinson & Howarth, 1933. Page 145). The scope of this work may be described as the representation of the unity amidst the complexity of nature. Humboldt's work was by and large a synthesis of Kantian views of unity of natural phenomena. Drawing together the methods and instrumentation of the discrete sciences and with inspiration from German Romanticism, Humboldt sought to create a compendium of the world's environment. The book was written for an educated audience and contains much contemporaneous scientific data.

The volumes show significant external age/wear. HInges are cracked. Books have clean, lightly age-toned pages. Page containing the "Synoptical Table of Contents" has detached and is laid in. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8357

$50
Title: Scenery, Science and Art; Being Extracts from the Note-Book of a Geologist and Mining Engineer
Author: D. T. Ansted
Publisher: John Van Voorst (London)
Printing Year: 1854

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth, this antique volume is a scarce collection of notes of a scientific and artisitic nature written by D. T. Ansted. The author, professor of geology at King's College, travelled widely through Europe, North Africa and America as a consulting geologist and mining engineer. It includes an interesting description of the Island of Sardinia, its mines and mineral resources and a large chapter on Spain. The work is illustrated with color lithograph frontispiece, 3 full page color lithographs, and 21 woodcuts in the text. Plates are crisp and bright. The volume shows external age/wear, and lacks spine. Front board is detached, rear board detaching. Text block is intact. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 323 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8358

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of US History books shown in the corresponding image. 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 8359

$10
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material largely consists of various academic publications on local, national and international history. There are in addition to this items such as a bound compilation of the periodical "The Friend" dating back to the 1830s, the 100th anniversary issue of "The North American Review" (1915), a scrap book contained within an 1854 report of the Secretary of the Treasury, and a disbound volume I of Henry Howe's "Historical Collections of the Great West" (1855). 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 boxlot, 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: $20.50
Lot 8361

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

Titles: Christian Science Journal, Young Reader, Christian Union, Christian Herald, Christian at Work, etc.
Date range: 1850-1950
Approximate Number of Issues: 150

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $24.50

Lot 8363

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Teddy-B and Teddy-G: The Bear Detectives by Seymour Eaton (Paul Piper) - Dated 1909 by Edward Stern & Co., Inc. (Philadelphia) - Illustrated by Francis P. Wightman and William R. Sweeny. All color plates are present. Page 49 plate detached and laid in.
- The Roosevelt Bears: Their Travels and Adventures by Seymor Eaton - Dated 1906 by Edward Stern & Co., Inc. - Illustrated by V. Floyd Campbell. This volume lacks spine, binding, split at front hinge, is shaken. Ex-library stamps to endpapers, title page and interior pages. All color plates are present.

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 8364

$35
This lot includes the group of automobile ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of stickers and sew-on patches that bear the names of various car (part) and oil companies. 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 boxlot, 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: $7.50
Lot 8365

$130
This original World War I poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

This poster features a haunting image of downtown Manhattan ablaze under enemy bombardment with a decapitated Statue of Liberty.

Title: That Liberty Shall Not Perish From the Earth - Buy Liberty Bonds
Artist: Ioseph Pennell
Printer: Heywood Strasser & Voight Litho. Co.
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 22" by 33"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Fourth Liberty Loan. Additional margin text includes: 2 - B

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. There is one tear from the right side measuring an inch and a half and staining to the top right-hand corner. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $6.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50

Lot 8366

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Maps of North America by Ashley and Miles Baynton-Williams - Dated 2008 by Quercus - large folio in dustjacket
- Return of Crazy Horse by William Kotzwinkle - Dated 1971 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Stated first edition in dustjacket
- Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, Made under the Direction of the Navy Department by W. Lewis Herdon and Lardner Gibbon byLardner Gibbon - Dated 1854 by A. O. P. Nicholson, Public Printer (Washington, D.C.) - Part II, numerous plates
- Men of Our Times; or, Leading Patriots of the Day: Being Narratives of the Lives and Deeds of Statesmen, Generals and Orators by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Dated 1868 by Hartford Publisher Co. (Hartford, Connecticut) - lacks spine, boards detaching
- Think! by Emily L. Coleman Fischer - Dated 1942 by Emily L. Coleman Fischer
- Rand McNally & Co.'s Map of England and Wales - Dated 1911 by Rand McNally - unfolded color map measures approximately 21" x 28 1/4"

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 8367

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of antique estate reference books shown in the corresponding image. 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 8369

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Laws of the General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania, Passed at the Session of 1878 by Authority - Dated 1878 by Lane S. Hart, State Printer (Harrisburg)
- The Union League of Philadelphia - Dated 1913 by uncredited publisher
- Early New Haven by Sarah Day Woodward - Dated 1929 by Edward P. Judd Company (New Haven, Connecticut)
- Dulany's History of Maryland, from 1632 to 1882 by A. Marylander - Dated 1882 by Wm. J. C. Dulany and Company (Baltimore)
- A Guide to Officers of Towns; Containing the Statutes Relating to Their Official Duties, with Forms, Directions, and Legal Decisions: Applied to the Revised Statutes of New-Hampshire by Charles J. Fox - Dated 1854 by G. Parker Lyon (Concord) - leather-bound volume
- The Disruption of The Pennsylvania Democracy, 1848 - 1860 by John F. Coleman - Dated 1975 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commissions - 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: $8.50
Lot 8370

$110
This lot includes the antique Masonic code book shown in the corresponding image. This hand-written Masonic code book belonged to a Civil War soldier by the name of James "Hamilton" Plaisted. He was born and died in Waterville, Maine (4/12/1833 -4/12/1893). Plaisted served in Co. S. 3rd Maine Infantry; he enlisted as a Sergeant Major and was promoted to Full Adjutant. Free front endpaper bears Plaisted's name and his place of birth over the letters "mm" (master mason) and the date March 1859. All 131 pages of entries are written in code. Final three annotations are in English, with the final entry reading "4th Regt. U. S. (illegible letter) Gen. / Ullmann's brigade," presumably an allusion to General Daniel Ullmann, commander of the "Corps d'Afrique," which evolved from 5 regiments of black troops raised by Ullmann in Louisiana in 1863, the first black troops ordered raised by the Union. The book is bound in leather and has its original strap and closure in functioning order. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8371

$35
Title: Gazetteer and Business Directory of Wyoming County, N. Y., for 1870 - 71
Compiler: Hamilton Child
Publisher: Journal Office (Syracuse)
Printing Year: 1870

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce New York State directory. The work contains a great many advertisements, several of which contain illustrations. The volume shows significant external age/wear. Boards are detached. Preliminary pages and title page are detached and laid in. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 237 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8373

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of antique theological books shown in the corresponding image. 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 8374

$250
This lot includes the large group of postal ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of well-preserved antique correspondence, in envelopes, and postcards, with cancelled postage indicating that most items date from late nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century. Most have New York addresses, though there are addresses in Philadelphia and Florida, as well as a number of antique foreign postcards. 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 boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 8375

$90
This lot includes the group of military ephemera shown in the corresponding image. 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 boxlot, 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: $12.50
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