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Lot 8143

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

- Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1907 - 1908 by Geo. W. Martin - Dated 1908 by State Printing Office (Topeka) - Cracked hinges
- Personal Recollections and Observations of General Nelson A. Miles - Dated 1896 by Werner Company (Chicago) - covers and spine detached
- A Constitutional View of the Late War between the States by Alexander H. Stephens - Dated 1870 by National Publishing Company (Philadelphia) - Volume II, boards, preliminary and title pages detached
- Centennial History of Erie County, New York by Crisfield Johnson - Dated 1876 by Printing House of Matthews & Warren (Buffalo) - front board detached, taping to spine

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 8144

$200
This lot includes the wood block broadside printing plate shown in the corresponding image. This elaborately decorated work dates from circa 1850 and represents various patriotic scenes associated with the early history and independence of the United States. The top center panel shows an eagle with outstretched wings perched on a branch with urban landscapes on either side (city on the right in all likelihood ablaze). Top corner panels depict male and female figures in colonial dress. Central panel occupies the largest portion of this plate and represents a group of soldiers and officers on a shore with a three-mast U.S. warhip in the background. On the right side is a young officer who stands on an elevation and addresses the men below. Immediately above him are the rays of the sun breaking through a cloud. Central side panels are decorated with stars, stripes and leaves. Bottom panel bears the motto "E Pluribus Unum" between the dates 1620 and 1799. It appears above a wreathed seal of the United States set over a body of water with ships on either side and rays of rising sun in the background coming out as it were from behind the seal. Recesses have been painted in white for effect. This work measures approximately 27 1/2" x 44". 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: $29.50
Lot 8145

$10
This shelf lot includes the large group of German language scholarly 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: $47.00
Lot 8146

$40
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a brass date calculator bearing the state seal of New York, dated 1855, with an inscription that gives a population of just over 3 million; sterling butter knife and sugar tongs; basketball pin from circa 1930; tobacco-related pins issued by Sweet Caporal Cigars, the Whitehead and Hoag Co., and Perfection Cigarettes; a Coca-Cola pocket knife-bottle opener, etc. 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: $6.50
Lot 8147

$100
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.

U.S. officer shakes hands with a young boy and girl dressed in their Sunday finest.

Title: Help him win by Saving and Serving
Artist: NA
Printer: American Lithographic Co.
Year: 1918
Dimensions: 20" by 30"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Buy War Savings Stamps. Blue square under title also states: W.S.S. War Savings Stamps Issued by the United States Government.

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some light creasing and wear concentrated at the edges. The left side is ruffled and the right side lacks a piece measuring 2 1/2 across and 1 1/2 in. There are no other folds, 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 8148

$175
Pair of Antique Oak Handmade Bookcases

Condition/Details: These beautiful original, antique bookcases in solid oak were hand-made by the father of one of our estate consigners. Both bookcases are solidly made of thick oak with screwed joints. They offer six shelves each and one also features drop down doors on the top two shelves. These very strong pieces show beautifully with some age/wear indications. The unit with the doors measures approximately 37.25 wide by 9" deep by 58.5" tall while the other measures approximately 35.75" wide by 9" deep by 58.5" tall. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for these bookcases but they can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.

Lot 8149

$22
Title: Illustrated Catalog of Pictures 1923
Publisher: Taber-Prang Art Company
Printing Year: 1923

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique oblong volume is a scarce trade catalogue of reproductions of paintings. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows significant external age/wear, with soiling and dampstains to covers and final pages. Back cover shows loss of material along rear edge of spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show staining to fold and bottom edge. Letter from the publisher to client in response to order is laid in. The book measures approximately 13.5" x 9.75" and contains 248 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8150

$24
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: $10.50
Lot 8151

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Moss Flora of North America: North of Mexico by Jones & Grout - Dated 1933/1935 by A. J. Grout (Newfane, Vermont) - Volume II, Parts I and II in original wrappers, water markings to front cover and top margins of first volume (part I), second volume shows staining to spine. Text and plates are unaffected by markings
- New Book of Flowers by Joseph Breck - Dated 1866 by Orange Judd & Company - Illustrated
- The Phenomena of Plant Life by Leo H. Grindon - Dated 1866 by Nichols & Noyes (Boston) - hinges cracked

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 8152

$550
This shelf lot includes the group of medallions shown in the corresponding image. This collection consists of 17 South African mint proof sets, minted by the government of South Africa. The date issue period extends from 1951 to 1964. 16 sets are in their original clasped blue boxes of issue (with plush velvet interior) and one is in plastic coin holder. 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: $18.50
Lot 8153

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Muggins Mouse by Marjorie Barrows - Dated 1932 by Whitman Publishing Co. (Racine, Wisconsin) - dustjacket, pictures by Keith Ward
- Puppies - Dated 1935 by Saalfield Pub. Co. (Akron, Ohio) - original pictorial wrappers, "paintings by Diana Thorne"
- Kittens and Puppies A.B.C. - Dated 1923 by Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Co. - pictorial linen wrappers
- Picture Sounding Rhymes by Winship & Stoddard - Dated 1943 by Whitman Publishing Co. - linen-like pictorial wrappers, hand-stitched binding
- ABC is for Cat - Dated 1931 by Saalfield Pub. Co. - "linentex"
- Susie Cucumber: She Writes Letters by Cynthia B. Richardson - Dated 1944 by Saml. Gabriel Sons & Company - illustrated by Roberta Paflin
- Three Little Kittens - They Lost Their Mittens - Dated 1931 by Saalfield Pub. Co. - Illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat, covers are detached

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 8155

$50
This lot features the following group of antique and vintage women's and home magazine issues:

Titles:Woman's Home Companion, Ladies' World, Woman's World, The Designer, Companion, The Housewife, Home Progress, etc.
Issue Date Range: Late Nineteenth Century to 1950
Approximate Number of Issues: 50

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: $36.50

Lot 8156

$40
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on U.S. and Soviet space 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 8157

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The All-American Boys by Walter Cunningham - Dated 1977 by Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. - Signed first printing in dustjacket
- The Holloman Story by George F. Meeter - Dated 1967 by University of New Mexico Press - dustjacket, signature appears across bottom half of title pagee
- The Viking Rocket Story by Milton W. Rosen - Dated 1955 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - signed, stated first edition
- Developing the ICBM: A Study in Bureaucratic Politics by Edmund Beard - Dated 1976 by Columbia 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 8159

$35
Title: Reports on the Committee on Electrical Standards Appointed by the British Association for the Advancement of Science . . . with a Report to the Royal Society on Units of Electrical Resistance and the Cantor Lectures
Authors: Fleeming Jenkin et al.
Publisher: E. & F. N. Spon (London)
Printing Year: 1873

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of texts on electrical technologies. The work contains in-text drawings and fold-out diagrams. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Previous owner's name appears on page opposite title page. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 248 pages plus 16 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8160

$45
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of antique postcards with images of the World's Columbian Exposition, New York World's Fair, views of various European cities and landscapes, as well as depictions of the ships R. M. S. Ivernia (woven in silk) and the D & C. Steamer "City of Cleveland," etc. There is also a plastic souvenir piece from the New York World's Fair. 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: $6.50
Lot 8161

$60
Title: Livingstone Lost and Found; or, Africa and Its Explorers
Author: Henry M. Stanley
Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1873

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce account of the life, travels and explorations of David Livingstone, as well as his discovery by the American expedition led by Henry M. Stanley. The work is illustrated with many full-page engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, with rear board lacking paper covering. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages, marbled endpapers and edges. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 782 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8163

$55
This lot includes the group of antique correspondence shown in the corresponding image. These letters, bills, etc. almost all date from the late nineteenth century and are mostly from New York City residences or establishments. Among the organizations represented in this group are the New York Catholic Protectory, State of New York Factory Inspector's Office, The New Hoffman House, The Literary Digest, Irish-American Democratic Union, Woman's Republican Club, The Builders' League of New York, Hotel Cadillac, etc. It should be noted that all of these pieces of correspondence are sheathed in plastic bags and are in very good to excellent condition. 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: $10.50
Lot 8164

$14
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of two "Autoweek" pass protectors, two "Sebring" license plates, a "Porsche" ashtray, and a number of stickers and sew-on patches with car-related emblems. 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: $8.50
Lot 8165

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

- Naval Architecture Simplified: Explained in Non-Technical Terms by Charles Desmond - Dated 1918 by Ridder Publishing Company
- The Romance of the Merchant Ship by Ellison Hawks - Dated circa 1931 by Thomas Y. Crowell
- Ship Management and Operation by Hobart S. Perry - Dated 1931 by Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company
- Ships We See by Frank C. Bowen - No date provided by Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. (London)
- Rudimentary Treatise on Masting, Mast-Making, and Rigging of Ships by Robert Kipping - Dated 1928 by Crosby, Lockwood and Son (London)
- The Story of the Liner by G. Gibbard Jackson - No date provided by Sheldon Press (London)
- "Off the Weather Bow" on Life's Voyage by Elisabeth E. Little - Dated 1889 by White & Allen - various nautical verse with illustrations, oblong boards with binding split at front hinge
- Life and Correspondence of John, Earl of St. Vincent, G. C. B., Admiral of the Fleet, &c &c &c by Edward Pelham Brenton - Dated 1838 by Henry Colburn, Publisher (London) - front board detached, spine chipped

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 8166

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image. A number of these books are signed by their authors. Accompanying this collection are antique magazine issues of "Harper's Bazaar" (September 15, 1888) and of "Bloomville Mirror" (September 15, 1851/ July 29, 1851 - this issue only appears as page fragment). 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: $16.50
Lot 8167

$14
This shelf lot includes the group of antique literature 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 8169

$20
Title: Souvenir of Mt. Beacon
Publisher: Mt. Beacon-On-Hudson Hotel Co. (Fishkill, NY)
Printing Year: 1911

Condition/Details:This antique volume is a scarce collection of well-preserved photogravures offering views the historic mountain and the surrounding area. The mountain is situated on the Hudson River, 59 miles from New York City, and directly opposite Newburgh. This souvenir book offers images of the Mt. Beacon Incline Railway, the hotel (together with casino and power house), the Mt. Beacon monument, Mt. Beacon Reservoir, Matteawan and Fishkill Landing, Matteawan Falls, Downey Park in Newburgh, Falls Melzingah, etc. This small volume is disbound. Covers show significant chipping to edges, three pages have the bottom outside corner chipped off (images are not affected). The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" and contains a total of 16 unnumbered pages with views. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8170

$14
This antique postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot features seven cards produced by the Ullman Manufacturing Company. Each card is labeled and represents a day of the week, with the image featuring a Sunbonnet child performing a host of chores.

Condition/Details: These cards were well cared for and are in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremeties. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8171

$45
Title: Freude und Arbeit: Offizielles Organ des "Internationalen Zentralburos Freude und Arbeit"
Publisher: Internationales Zentralburo Freude und Arbeit
Printing Year: 1938

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers with pictorial covers, this antique volume is a scarce multilingual issue of a German propaganda magazine published by the organization "Freude und Arbeit" (Joy and Work), "founded in Hamburg on the occasion of the World Congress for Leisure Time and Recreation." Front cover shows a bust of Robert Ley, who is said in the caption below to have been "appointed by the 51 nations represented there to be President of the 'International Central Bureau Joy and Work' for life." Ley was was a Nazi politician and head of the German Labour Front from 1933 to 1945. The idea behid this publication is linked to the mission of Ley's "Kraft durch Freude" (Strength through Joy), the state-controlled leisure organization in the Third Reich. From 1933, it provided affordable leisure activities such as concerts, plays, libraries, day-trips and holidays. Large ships, such as the "Wilhelm Gustloff," were built specially for "Kraft durch Freude" cruises. Above all, "Kraft durch Freude" would bridge the class divide by making middle-class leisure activities available to the masses. The publication offers articles and images of art exhibitions, vacations sites, hotels, and a variety of means to engage in leisure activities. There are several pictures of infamous Nazi leaders, including several of Hitler visiting art exhibition. The work is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and color reproductions. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with unmarked pages that show small marginal stain between pages 15 and 51. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 14 1/4" and contains 130 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8173

$22
Title: Minutes Joint Committe American Dairy Salt & New York Salt Co.
Printing Year: 1882 -1887

Condition/Details: Bound in leather, this antique ledger is a scarce record of the meetings of the American Dairy Salt Co. Ltd and the New York Salt Company. This volume contains 78 pages of neat and elegant handwriting on clean pages providing the reader with list of members present, and an account of the motions made, and resolutions passed. A number of the entries contain marginal annotations in red ink. Various official papers pertaining to these companies have been attached. The volume shows significant external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 13" and contains 402 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50

Lot 8174

$12
This shelf lot includes the group of NASA Publications 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: $24.50
Lot 8175

$70
This lot includes the group of ephemera relating to United States political culture 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: $18.50
Lot 8177

$14
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image. This material includes styles such as marches, folk, ballroom dance, and showtunes. 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: $6.50
Lot 8178

$40
Title: The Sunbonnet Babies in Holland: A Second Reader
Author: Eulalie Osgood Grover
Publisher: Rand McNally & Company
Printing Year: 1915 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in beige pictorial cloth with bright decorative embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature. The work contains many bright color illustrations by Bertha Corbett Melcher. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light soiling to covers and frayed corners. The book is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The page containing map shows small tear at the bottom of the page that does not affect either image or caption. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 7.75" and contains 150 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 8179

$40
Title: Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
Chairman: William P. Rogers
Publisher:uncredited publisher
Printing Year: 1986
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in original blue wrappers, this set is a scarce documentation of the government investigation into the Challenger disaster of January 28, 1986. Space Shuttle Challenger (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was NASA's second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, Columbia being the first. Its maiden flight was on April 4, 1983, and it completed nine missions before breaking apart 73 seconds after the launch of its tenth mission, STS-51-L, resulting in the death of all seven crew members. The accident led to a two-and-a-half year grounding of the shuttle fleet, with missions resuming in 1988 with the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-26. Challenger itself was replaced by the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which first launched in 1992.

William Pierce Rogers (1913 2001) was an American politician, who served as a Cabinet officer in the administrations of two U.S. Presidents in the third quarter of the 20th century. He led the investigation into the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. This panel, called the Rogers Commission, was the first to criticize NASA management for its role in negligence of safety in the Space Shuttle program. Among the more famous members of Rogers' panel were astronauts Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride, Air Force general Donald Kutyna, and physicist Richard Feynman.

These books contain photographs, diagrams, charts and graphs. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50

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