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Lot 8110

$80
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on space travel and exploration 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: $32.50
Lot 8111

$18
This lot features the following group of antique and vintage magazine issues:

Titles: Countryman, Poetry, Polemic, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Journal of the Quekett Microscopical Club, Microscope and Entomological Monthly
Issue Dates: 1915 - 1959
Approximate Number of Issues: 20

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: $8.50

Lot 8112

$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 8113

$28
Title: White House Cook Book: A Selection of Choice Recipes, Original and Selected, during a Period of Forty Years' Practical Housekeeping
Author: F. L. Gillette
Publisher: R. S. Peale & Company (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century cookbook containing recipes for such dishes as squirrel soup, fish and oyster pie, fried chicken a la italienne, beef a la mode, muttonettes, cold slaw, walnut catsup, bread omelet, ham sandwiches, Irish apple pie, fruit turnover, strawberry sponge, charlotte russe with pineapple, etc. This volume is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece photograph of Frances Folsom Cleveland and a small number of in-text illustrations in section on carving. The volume shows external age/wear, with a 2 1/2" tear along the top of front gutter. The book is solidly bound with decorative endpapers and age-toned pages with marbled edges. The book measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 521 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8115

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

- The Brimful Book: A Collection of Mother Goose Rhymes, Animal Stories, ABC by Watty Piper - Dated 1929 by Platt and Munk Co. Inc. - Illustrated by Eulalie, C. M. Burd, W. Gurney - significant wear to spine, edges frayed
- Popeye the Sailor Man - Dated 1937 by Grosset and Dunlap - dustjacket
- Don Winslow of the Navy by Frank V. Martinek - Dated 1940 by Grosset & Dunlap - dustjacket, illustrated by F. Warren
- The Young Folk's Book of the Heavens by Mary Procter - Dated 1925 by Little, Brown, and Company - "with one hundred and twenty illustrations"
- Handbook for Boys - Dated 1951 by Boy Scouts of America - wrappers

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 8116

$12
Title: Memoirs of Doctor Burney, Arranged from His Own Manuscripts, from Family Papers, and from Personal Recollections
Author: Madame D'Arblay
Publisher: Key & Biddle (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1833 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in leather, this antique volume is a scarce orginal US edition of this biography of Charles Burney (1726 – 1814), an English music historian, by his daughter, the famous novelist Frances Burney (1752 - 1840). As an homage to her father, she gathered and published these memoirs in 1832. They were written in a laudatory style, praising her father's accomplishments and character, and she cannibalized many of her own personal writings from years before in order to produce them. Always protective of her father and the family’s reputation, she deliberately destroyed evidence of facts that were painful or unflattering, and was soundly criticized by her contemporaries and later by historians for doing so.

The volume lacks spine and both boards are detached. The text block is intact with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 9" and contains 372 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8117

$150
Title: Memoirs of Stonewall Jackson
Author: Mary Anna Jackson
Publisher: Prentice Press
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce biography of the famous Confederate general, written by his widow 30 years after his death, ostensibly for his grandchildren. This volume contains much useful information, as it includes many battlefield letters from Jackson and 17 essays from men who served with Jackson. There are discussions of his major campaigns and battles. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the uncovered relics, including several fold-out illustrations. The volume shows significant external age/wear. Binding is shaken. Frontispiece and title page are detached and laid in. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" and contains 647 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50

Lot 8118

$12
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of United States official postal guides from the 1920s, issues of "Chamber's Stamp Journal," "Historical Stamp Album Pages," "Stamps: A Weekly of Philately," and a large number of issues of "Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News." 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: $36.50
Lot 8119

$18
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of model railroad catalogues featuring "Scale-Craft Trains" (top edge has nibbling), Fleischmann trains (in German), the American Model Railroad Company (top edge shows nibbling), Bassett-Lowke Scale Model Railways, and numerous catalogues for mdoel railroad supplies. 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: $4.50
Lot 8120

$90
Antique Mahogany Five-Tier Etagere

Condition/Details: Beautiful original, tall, small footprint bookcase in solid mahogany. The unit includes four inner shelves and arts & crafts cut-outs on the sides of the top shelf. This heirloom-quality piece shows beautifully with some age/wear indications. The unit measures approximately 14.5" wide by 7" deep by 48" tall. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for this lot but it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.

Lot 8121

$14
This shelf lot includes the group of biographies 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 8122

$14
This shelf lot includes the group of books on rockets and missiles 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 8123

$70
This lot includes the antique government certification with original Herbert Hoover signature shown in the corresponding image. This document is dated 1930 and serves to certify the appointment of C. Ransom Phelps to the position of Postmaster in Camden, New York. The signature of the Postmaster General also appears on this certificate.together with the corresponding official government seal. This item is contained in its original tube. 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: $6.50
Lot 8125

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

Titles: Screenland, Rodeo, Hillbilly and Cowboy Hit Parade, The Sketch, Farm and Ranch, Liberty, True Confessions, Country Gentleman, The Railroad Story
Issue Date Range: 1900 - 1950
Approximate Number of Issues: 16

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: $14.50

Lot 8126

$60
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 and Malawi (first coinage issue). Present as well is a collection from the Maldive Islands. All coins come in their 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 8127

$80
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.

The shadowy figures of a German soldier (recognizable by his spiked helmet) and a young girl are presented in the foreground against a background of a city in flames. He is dragging her off to a cruel fate.

Title: Remember Belgium
Artist: Ellsworth Young
Printer: United States Prgt. & Lith. Co.
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 20" by 30"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Buy Bonds Fourth Liberty Loan. Additional margin text includes: 6-B

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some light creasing and wear concentrated at the edges. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $8.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50

Lot 8129

$55
Title: Hallowe'en Tales and Games
Author: Ethel Owen
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co. (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1931

Condition/Details: Bound in orange cloth with bright black lettering and decoration, this antique volume is a rare holiday book dedicated to Holloween. The work is illustrated by Eleanore Mineah Hubbard, with silhouettes and drawings of witches, gnomes, pumpkins and other traditional Holloween figures. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Decorative endpapers and preliminary pages bear library stamps. Previous owner's name appears on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 127 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8130

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of antique world 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: $18.50
Lot 8131

$12
This lot features the following group of antique technological magazine issues:

Titles: Chicago Engineering Works Review, Projection Engineering, Construction, Pit and Quarry, Building Economy, etc.
Issue Date Range: 1900 - 1960
Approximate Number of Issues: 60

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 8132

$55
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 with 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 has been erased). 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. Both boards of this book are detached. 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: $13.50

Lot 8133

$40
Title: The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860 - '64: Its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to Exhibit Especially Its Moral and Political Phases, with the Drift and Progress of American Opinion Respecting Human Slavery from 1776 to the Close of the War for the Union
Author: Horace Greeley
Publisher: O. D. Case & Company (Hartfford, Connecticut)
Printing Year: 1864-1866
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce history of the American Civil War. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and plates. This book contains numerous area maps. The volumes show external age/wear, with chipping to spines and tears along gutters. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50

Lot 8134

$24
This shelf lot includes the group of books on space travel 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: $25.50
Lot 8135

$120
Title: The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government
Author: Jefferson Davis
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1881
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes:This antique set is a scarce Civil War history by Jefferson Davis (1808 - 1889), an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history, 1861 to 1865. The book did not make much money during Davis's lifetime, but it provided for his widow after his death. Davis wrote the book in defense of his fellow Southeners, the people and the government of the Confederate States. He started writing it after returning from England in 1879. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and in-text and fold-out maps. The volumes show significant external age/wear, with detached boards. Binding of first volume is split and its initial pages are detached or loose. Age-toned pages are unmarked. Foxing appears on some of the plates. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50

Lot 8136

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of medallions shown in the corresponding image. 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: $6.50
Lot 8137

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

- A Revised Shapley-Ames Catalog of Bright Galaxies by Sandage & Tammann - Dated 1987 by Carnegie Institution of Washington - Publication 635
- Moon Morphology: Interpretations Based on Lunar Orbiter Photography by Peter H. Schultz - Dated 1976 by University of Texas Press - dustjacket
- Hypersonic and Planetary Entry Flight Mechanics by Nguyen X. Vinh et al. - Dated 1980 by University of Michigan Press - dustjacket
- Materials Processing in Space by Bonnie J. Dunbar - Dated 1983 by American Ceramic Society, Inc. (Columbus, Ohio) - Advances in Ceramics, Volume 5
- Atlas of Venus by Cattermole & Moore - Dated 1997 by Cambridge University Press - dustjacket
- Mars by Hugh H. Kieffer et al.- Dated 1992 by University of Arizona Press - First printing

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: $18.50
Lot 8138

$140
Antique Oak Six-Tier Bookcase

Condition/Details: Beautiful original, antique bookcase in solid, dark-stained oak. The unit includes five inner shelves and shaping with a back moulding on the top sides. This heirloom-quality piece shows beautifully with some age/wear indications. The unit measures approximately 28" wide by 9" deep by 56" tall. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for this lot but it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.

Lot 8139

$12
This lot includes the group of newspaper comic strips from the 1920s and 30s shown in the corresponding image. This material features such characters as Winnie Winkle, Tarzan Jane Arden, Smitty, Mutt and Jeff, the Katzenjammer Kids, Harold Teen, etc. The majority of these sections contain color illustrations. 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: $11.50
Lot 8140

$45
Subject/Content: Mourning Medal of Carlos I, King of Portugal
Minted by: Portugal
Dated: 1908
Produced in: Silver
Diameter (inches): 2 3/4

Condition/Details: This lot is part of a large collection of minted medallions that we are selling during the course of today's auction. The obverse (front) design of the set of five pieces features Carlos I and Amelia, King and Queen of Portugal from 1889 to 1908. The topography of this piece is pronounced, with detail showing quite nicely. These memorial pieces sadly mark the king’s death. The reverse shows the royal coat of arms above the dates marking the years of his reign. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50

Lot 8141

$12
Title: Ludlow Laughs
Author: Jon Agee
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Printing Year: 1985 Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright white embossing, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of this work of children's literature that tells the story of Ludlow, a character born with a his mouth in a downward curve. The author's signature appears on free front endpaper. The work is illustrated with many bright color drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. This unpaginated book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8142

$16
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage estate 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
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