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Lot 3001

$300
Title: Authentic Trial at Large of Marie Antoinette, Late Queen of France, Before the Revolutionary Tribunal
Publisher: Chapman and Co.
Printing Year: 1793

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards, this antique volume is an extremely scarce early edition describing the trial of Marie Antoinette, printed the same year as her execution. In addition to providing details of the trial, this volume contains a "copy of her private examination previous to her public trial", and "a supplement containing the particulars of her execution".

Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna von Habsburg-Lothringen (2 November 1755 – Paris, 16 October 1793) was an Archduchess of Austria and the Queen of France and Navarre. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I. At the age of fourteen, on the day of her marriage to Louis-Auguste, Dauphin of France, she became Dauphine de France. At the death of King Louis XV, in May 1774, her husband ascended the French throne as Louis XVI, and Marie Antoinette assumed the title of Queen of France and Navarre. After seven years of marriage she gave birth to a daughter, Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, the first of their four children. During the Reign of Terror, at the height of the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette's husband was deposed and the royal family was imprisoned. Marie Antoinette was tried, convicted of treason and executed by guillotine on 16 October 1793, nine months after her husband. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This ex-library volume shows external age/wear and is lacking its spine cover. The text block remains solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 92 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3002

$150
Title: The May 7 Collection of Terms & Expressions (Chinese-English)
Printing Year: 1968

Condition/Details: Bound in blue stiff wrappers, this vintage volume is a scarce trial binding of China's "Cultural Revolution Dictionary", which was to be used by Red Guards in debates with reporters. The volume contains both Chinese characters and English translations. This rare volume is complete with pages 201-230, written by Lin Bao (listed as Lin Piao in this volume) and typically removed from volumes after he made an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Mao in September 1971. This section includes anti-American passages, stating "U.S. imperialism is trying hard to find a way out by launching a world war. We must take this seriously. The focal point of the present struggle lies in Vietnam. We have made every preparation. Not flinching from maximum national sacrifices, we are determined to give firm support to the fraternal Vietnamese people in carrying the war of resistance against U.S. aggression and for national salvation through to the end." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is lacking a small piece in the top left corner of the front wrapper. This volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 607 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3003

$35
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately sixty Victorian lithographs and other ephemera, most of which are trade card advertisement pieces, with some Christmas cards and die-cut pieces. Included in this lot is one large lithograph of a tall building, with the words "Red Cross" across the top and "Rochester, NY, Co-Operative Foundry Co." halfway down the piece, with flames through the windows of the building in the center. Also in this lot are trade cards for soaps, corn starch, sewing products, medications and more, from including Crown Piece Coffees, Oat Meal Toilet Soap, Cream of Wheat, Armant's Perfume and Kinney Tobacco. The lithographs in this lot show well, with bright colors and delicate details. Some of the pieces in this lot may have been removed from scrapbooks or show other wear indications. This is one of several lots of Victorian lithograph pieces in today's catalog, please review the rest of the catalog for more information.
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: $6.50
Lot 3004

$130
This vintage Chinese poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more vintage Chinese posters and artwork.

Title: Chairman Mao's Good Soldier - Lei Feng
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Hu Nan Province Xin Hua Printing Factory
Year: 1965
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 21" by 30"

Condition/Details: This vivid Chinese poster depicts the soldier Lei Feng carrying a gun and a book with Chairman Mao's picture on the front cover, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949-1976. The poster uses hues of red, yellow and green to portray the young soldier. This poster shows beautifully, with bright colors. The poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3006

$250
This single issue lot features the following issue:

Title: The Crypt of Terror
Publisher: EC Comics
Issue Number: 19
Issue Date: 1950

Notes:This piece is a great early example of the classic and controversial EC Comics horror line of the 1950's. It is the third and final issue of the series before the title change to Tales From the Crypt. Stories included in this issue are Ghost Ship, art by Al Feldstein; The Hungry Grave art by Graham Ingels, his first work in Crypt; Cave Man, art by Johnny Craig; and Zombie art also by Craig who provided the cover. This piece also includes an introduction by the Crypt-keeper. This comic was very well cared-for and is in impressive, intact condition with a small tear and a small chip out of the front cover and very light age/wear indications. A great candidate for CGC grading. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3007

$30
Map Title: Oyster Bay, Long Island Sound New York
Superintendent: F.M. Thorn
Publisher: United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Treasury Department
Printing Year: 1889
Dimensions: 21" x 25.5"

Condition/Details: This original antique nautical map from the US government provides a view of Oyster Bay and Long Island Sound of New York. At the top of the map, it is listed as No. 367, Plate No. 2077. Locations listed on the map include Lloyd Neck and Lloyd Harbor, Oak Neck, Mill Neck and Mill Neck Creek, Center I., West Neck and Cold Spring Harbor, among many other towns, landmarks and more. The map shows well with some light age/wear including toning and some spotting. The map includes a stamp stating "Lights, Beacons and Buoys corrected for information received to Aug 8 - 1911". This is one of several lots containing antique maps from the United States government, please review the catalog for more details. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3008

$350
Title: The Gardener's and Botanist's Dictionary
Author: Philip Miller
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme
Printing Year: 1807
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in oversized dark brown calf leather with a rebacked maroon spine, this antique set is a description of "The Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, and Flower Garden, and Nursery, of Performing the Practical Parts of Agriculture; of Managing Vineyards, and of Propagating All Sorts of Timber Tree". The work was enhanced with "A Complete Enumeration and Description of All Plants Hitherto Known" and illustrated with plates by Thomas Martyn. The volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with age toned pages, with water markings. The books measure approximately 10.5" x 16.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 3009

$475
Title: Oragenitalism
Author: Roger-Maxe De La Glannege (Gershon Legman)
Publisher: Privately Published
Printing Year: 1940

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with black lettering on the spine, this vintage volume is a scarce copy of the 1940 first edition of this "outline of oral technique in genital excitation", many copies of which were destroyed by the US government, as the work was considered pornographic.

Oragenitalism was authored by American folklorist Gershon Legman, and published by the Julian Press in 1969. The book describes various types of oral sex. The book is intended as an "instruction manual, conduct guide, and household advice book". The author claimed that it was the earliest book of its kind on the subject, and for a long time the only one. Its contents are divided into four sections: Cunnilinctus written under the pen-name Roger-Maxe de la Glannege (an anagram of his real name) and published in 1940; the three remaining sections Fellatio, Irrumation and Sixty-Nine were not published until 1969. Gershon Legman (November 2, 1917 – February 23, 1999) was an American social critic and folklorist.

Legman was an independent scholar without institutional affiliation, except during 1964-1965 when he was a writer in residence at the University of California at La Jolla, together with Alan Dundes and Vance Randolph. He pioneered the serious academic study of erotic and taboo materials in folklore. He also was a talented raconteur and could spin out tales non-stop for hours. As a young man he acquired a number of interests including sexuality, erotic folklore, and origami. In 1940, at age 23, he wrote Oragenitalism. Nearly all copies were seized by the police and destroyed. In 1949, he published Love and Death, an attack on sexual censorship, arguing that American culture was permissive of graphic violence in proportion to, and as a consequence of, its repression of the erotic. Legman published and shipped the treatise himself, although he ran afoul of the United States Postal Service authorities, who cut off his deliveries due to the supposed "indecent, vulgar and obscene" content. The book also included a chapter that attacked contemporary comic books as harmful to children; because his critique drew about his view that it was a consequence of the aforementioned cultural permissive views toward violence he wasn't a leading voice during the subsequent debate about the impact of comics that instead was dominated by Fredric Wertham. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with some sunning to the front board, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and contains 63 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3010

$130
Title: Discoveries in the Judean Desert
Author: D. Barthelemy, J. T. Milik, et all
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Printing Year: 1955
Number of Volumes: Volumes I-V of XL, with supplementary plate volumes for II & III

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing and the scarce original dust jackets, this antique set is one of the preeminent works on the Judean Desert. This collection, primarily written in French, with some English, Greek, Latin, Arabic, and other languages, includes the following volumes: Volume I - Qumran Cave; Volume II - Les Grottes De Murabba' At (with supplementary volume of plates); Volume III - Les Petites Grottes de Qumran(with supplementary volume of plates); Volume IV - The Psalms Scroll of Qumran Cave 11; and Volume V - Qumran Cave 4. The work includes several illustrations and facsimiles of ancient writings.

These books were part of the personal library of scholar, Isaac Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz (1909-1988) was Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Semitic Studies at Cornell University, where he taught from 1957 to 1978. There he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1964), of which he served as chair from 1964-1970. A Semitic philologist, Professor Rabinowitz was a scholar of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as Syriac. He was trained in classical Arabic, Latin and classical Greek, and read and taught Hebrew literature of all periods.

The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The books measure approximately 9.5" x 12". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 3011

$650
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Alexander Kanoldt (German, 1881-1939)
Medium: Lithograph on laid paper
Year: 1927
Dimensions: Sheet measures 27.5" by 19.5

Details/Condition: This original piece features an urban scene in classic, simple Kanoldt style. The piece bears an original pencil signature outside the plate by renowned artist Alexander Kanoldt.

Alexander Kanoldt (29 September 1881 – 24 January 1939) was a German magic realist painter and one of the artists of the New Objectivity.
Kanoldt was born in Karlsruhe. His father was the painter Edmond Kanoldt, a late practitioner of the Nazarene style. After studies in Karlsruhe he went to Munich in 1908, where he met a number of modernists such as Alexei Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter. He became a member of the Munich New Secession in 1913, with Jawlensky and Paul Klee. After military service in World War I from 1914 to 1918, the still lifes Kanoldt painted show the influence of Derain and an adaptation of cubist ideas.
By the early 1920s Kanoldt developed the manner for which he is best known, a magic realist rendering of potted plants, angular tins, fruit and mugs on tabletops. He also painted portraits in the same severe style, as well as geometrical landscapes. In 1925 he was made a professor at Breslau Academy, a post he held until 1931. During this time he came into conflict with the Bauhaus faction at the Academy, and he was increasingly at odds with the avant garde. From 1933 until his resignation in 1936 he was the director of the State School of Art in Berlin.
With the rise of the Nazi regime in 1933 Kanoldt attempted accommodation, painting in a romantic style, but nonetheless many of his works were seized by the authorities as degenerate art in 1937. He died in Berlin in 1939. (courtesy of wikipedia)

The work shows very well with light age/wear, some loss and tears at the edges and a few marks largely localized to the area outside the plate. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3012

$140
This lot includes the group of Chinese cultural revolution books shown in the corresponding image(s). Included with these volumes is a book with red, pictorial wrappers of young army and militiamen fight and holding up Quotations from Chairman Mao , also known as the "Little Red Book". This volume appears to teach military techniques, including shooting down planes and destroying tanks. The volume is heavily illustrated with diagrams and drawings, including some with American-like planes. Additionally, the lot includes several Chinese/English grammar books. 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: $4.50
Lot 3013

$55
Title: Cabinet Des Singularitez de Peinture, Sculpture, et Graveure
Author: Florent Le Comte
Printing Year: 1699

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards, this antique volume is a scarce early French introduction to fine arts, architecture, painting sculpture and printmaking. The work includes a re-built title page, and consists of two parts in one volume, with a handwritten page stating "2e partie du cabinet deck..." between the two parts (see image for more detail). The volume shows external age/wear, and is lacking its spine cover. The text block remains solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 3.5" x 6" and contains 139 pages in the first part and 302 pages in the second part, with numerous blank pages at the end of the volume. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3014

$225
Title: The Analysis of Beauty, Written With a View of Fixing the Fluctuating Ideas of Taste
Author: William Hogarth
Publisher: W. Strahan
Printing Year: 1772

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this antique volume describes Hogarth's theories of visual beauty and grace in a manner accessible to the common man of his day. Prominent among his ideas of beauty was the theory of the Line of Beauty; an S-shaped curved line (serpentine line) that excited the attention of the viewer and evoked liveliness and movement. This volume formed the intellectual centerpiece of what the historian Ernst Gombrich described as Hogarth's "grim campaign against fashionable taste", which Hogarth himself described as his "War with the Connoisseurs".(courtesy of Wikipedia) Included with this volume is one of the two large engraved plates described throughout the text of the book. The engraving portrays an intricately detailed, Victorian-style party scene, with detailed close-ups of signs of beauty.

William Hogarth (10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects". Much of his work poked fun at contemporary politics and customs; illustrations in such style are often referred to as "Hogarthian". (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear to the boards and spine, with portions of the three quarter leather having rubbed away over time. The text block remains well bound with age-toned pages. The engraving shows some water markings, and wear around the edges. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 10.5" and contains 153 pages. The mounted engraving measures 25" x 20". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3015

$25
Title: A Short Account of the Ancient and Modern State of the City and Close of Lichfield
Publisher: T. G. Lomax
Printing Year: 1819

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of the city of Lichfield, a city and civil parish in Staffordshire, England, notable for its three-spired cathedral and as the birthplace of Samuel Johnson, the writer of the first authoritative Dictionary of the English Language. The work is illustrated with engravings of several important locations in Lichfield. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with the front board detached. The text block remains solidly bound with age-toned, stiff pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7" and contains 226 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3016

$40
Title: Historia de la Dominacion de los Arabes en Espana
Author: Don Jose Antonio Conde
Publisher: Baudry, Libreria Europea
Printing Year: 1840

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with marbled page edges, three quarter leather and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce Spanish work on the Moor's rule of Spain from the 8th century through the 13th century, taken from the memoirs and manuscripts of the Arabs.

This book was part of the personal library of scholar, Isaac Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz (1909-1988) was Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Semitic Studies at Cornell University, where he taught from 1957 to 1978. There he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1964), of which he served as chair from 1964-1970. A Semitic philologist, Professor Rabinowitz was a scholar of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as Syriac. He was trained in classical Arabic, Latin and classical Greek, and read and taught Hebrew literature of all periods.

The volume shows external age/wear, with the spine cover detached along the front board and tape along the bottom. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned, stiff pages. There is a hand-drawn owl on the page opposite of the title page. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 9" and contains 680 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3018

$30
Title: Trial of the Bishop of Natal for Erroneous Teaching
Publisher: Cape Argus Office
Printing Year: 1863

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter cloth binding, this antique volume is a scarce description of the trial of John William Colenso (1814–1883), the first Anglican bishop of Natal, mathematician, theologian, Biblical scholar and social activist. Colenso faced criticism from the High Church party in South Africa and in England because of his criticisms of the Bible and high-minded views about the treatment of African natives, leading to the trial. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, the front board, front free endpapers and title page are detached from the spine, and the rear board is split at the seam. The book measures approximately 4" x 6" and contains 405 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3019

$140
Title: The Wit and Wisdom of the Haytians
Author: John Bigelow
Publisher: Scribner & Armstrong
Printing Year: 1877

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with leather backing on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce description of life in Haiti (Hayti), by John Bigelow, at the time an editor of the New York Evening Post. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with tape on the spine and handwritten title. The text block remains solidly bound with clean pages, with the front free endpaper detached. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 112 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3020

$120
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Frank Tolles Chamberlin
Medium: Charcoal Sketch
Year: 1911
Dimensions: Frame measures 18.75" by 22.75"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an original signed charcoal sketch by renowned artist Frank Tolles Chamberlin of a seated woman, nude from the waist up and blanketed on her legs. The piece is detailed with charcoal and white shading.

Frank Tolles Chamberlin was a muralist, easel painter, sculptor, and highly respected teacher. His first job was making technical drawings and watercolor renderings for a landscape architect in New Rochelle, New York. Chamberlin painted in oil and watercolor in a post-impressionist style that clearly shows his classical European training. He also made etchings and bronzes. His art includes a wide variety of subjects including landscapes, architecture, still life, and figures. Chamberlin executed several mural commissions including McKinley School in Pasadena, and architectural bronzes such as the lintel at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. (www.franktolleschamberlin.com)

The work shows light age/wear, with age-toning to the paper. The piece is matted in a black wooden frame, which shows some age/wear, with the backside separating from the glass and the corners beginning to separate. Remnants of a label showing the artists' name are on the bottom edge of the frame. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3021

$25
This lot includes the large antique Victorian lithograph shown in the image. This decorative lithograph, with die-cut edges and celluloid ribbon, shows beautifully, with soft hues of blue, purple and green surrounding four flying angels and the face of a young girl, at the center of heart. A lithograph of this size is rarely found in this fine of condition. This is one of several lots of Victorian lithograph pieces in today's catalog, please review the rest of the catalog for more information. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3023

$10
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Charles-Jean-Louis Courtry (French, 1846-1897)
Medium: Original Signed Engraving
Year: undated
Dimensions: Sheet measures 8.75" by 11"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an elderly couple in a parlor by renowned artist Charles-Jean-Louis Courtry, signed on the edge of the plate, extending beyond the plate. The work shows well with some age/wear concentrated at the extremities, marks and light toning. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3024

$45
Title: Proem
Publisher: Arthur Klar
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in green wrappers with gilt embossing on the front wrapper and a tie along the spine, this souvenir piece is from the farewell tour of Anna Pavlova (1881–1931), a Russian ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history and was most noted as a Principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, would become the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world (courtesy of Wikipedia). Following her final American tour, she planned to only appear in short annual seasons in London and Paris. This program includes a farewell to Pavlova, as well as descriptions of the works for her final tour. This piece is illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings of Anna Pavlova and other dancers, and original advertisements from Welte-Mignon Reproducing Piano and the Baldwin Reproducing Piano. This volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12.5" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3025

$300
Title: The Grammar of Ornament
Author: Owen Jones
Publisher: Day and Son
Printing Year: c1910

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this large antique volume is a scarce description of ornamental art throughout the ages, illustrated in 112 color plates. The work contains sections on the ornamental art of savage tribes, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabian, Turks, Indians, Hindus, Chinese, Celtics, English, Italians, and more. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages and bright illustrations. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12.5" and contains 157 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3026

$120
This lot includes the group of 16 original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Architecture, Landscapes, Napoleon, Amsterdam, Churches and Nautical. This material is part of a large collection of original antique engravings that we are offering during today's auction in a number of lots. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications such as foxing and other marks. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3028

$120
Title: A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy
Author: P. Kelly
Publisher: J. Johnson
Printing Year: 1796

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, this antique volume is a scarce early work to simplify the sciences, containing "the discovery of a projection for clearing the lunar distances in order to find the longitude at sea". The work is illustrated with many figures, with several fold-out illustrations. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with the front and rear boards detached and portions of the spine lacking. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 9.5" and contains 208 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3030

$225
This antique Chinese poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more vintage Chinese posters and artwork.

Title: Eight Trigrams Powder
Artist: uncredited
Printer: uncredited
Year: c1930s
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This vivid antique poster from China advertises medicine which was used to enhance people's immune system and to help refresh oneself, made by Tiger Trademark Yong An Medicine Company. This poster, covered in plastic, shows beautifully, with bright blues and yellows. The poster shows some age/wear indications, with wear around the edges. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3031

$20
Bound in pictorial paper wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce Asian work (presumably Japanese), which appears to be a children's book. The work is illustrated with many beautiful color lithographs. The cover shows children reading against a yellow background on half of the page, and children playing on a field with a mushroom on the other half of the page. The volume shows external age/wear, and is lacking its rear wrapper. The pages remain bright and solidly bound. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3032

$60
Title: Knickerbocker's History of New York
Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1894
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in English calf with gilt-topped, deckled pages and bright gilt embossing, this antique set provides an early history of New York. This volume is one of 281 limited edition volumes printed on linen paper, with proofs on Japan paper and decorative boarders in gold and green. The work is illustrated with engravings by E. W. Kemble. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3034

$80
Title: Seven Slayers
Author: Paul Cain
Publisher: Saint Enterprises inc,
Printing Year: 1946

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce collection of seven hardboiled short stories from Cain's best Black Mask work including Black Red 71Parlor TrickOne, Two, Three Murder In Blue Pigeon Blood Pineapple. The work has a stylishly illustrated cover. The volume shows some external age/wear with a small chip in the top corner of the back wrapper, and is solidly bound with lightly tanned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.25" and contains 128 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3035

$30
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a variety of pieces, such as color plates of Montezuma, King Philip and General Scott, excised from a book; Victorian lithographs, including a intricate, die-cut hunting scene, and several trade cards; a mesh bag with the face, hands and feet of Santa Claus; and more. Many of the lithographs and other pieces in this lot show well, with bright colors. Some of the pieces may have been removed from scrapbooks or show other wear indications. This is one of several lots containing Victorian lithograph pieces in today's catalog, please review the rest of the catalog for more information.
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: $6.50
Lot 3036

$30
This lot includes the group of 28 original antique illustrations shown in the corresponding image. These pieces are in the themes of Children, Animals, Women, Christmas, Old England and Victorian Fashion and are safely stored in glassine sleeves in a binder. Included in this lot are:

1.“Sheep Meadow” Helena Maguire pinx. Circa 1890
2. Pallette Painting Book circa 1880
3. New Amsterdam (NYC) print 1868
4. A Refreshment –Hand-colored lithograph circa 1880
5. Punch & Judy Chromolithograph circa 1880
6. Feather’s Tavern Hand-colored lith 1825
7. Assemblee De Buveurs copper engraving circa 1850
8. Custom House London Hand-Colored engraving 1815
9. Pantheon Theatre Hand-colored engraving 1815
10. Delineator Fashion Plate 1901
11. Charity Chromolithograph circa 1880
12. Jolly Toboggan chromolithograph circa 1880
13. Delineator fashion plate hats 1903
14. The Foster Mother Chromolithograph circa 1880
15. Singer Sewing Machine Costume Ad chromolithograph circa 1890
16. For Old and Young chromolithograph circa 1890
17. L is for Lion M for Monkey chromolithograph circa 1880
18. Hanging up the Stockings chromolithograph circa 1880
19. Happy Pigs chromolithograph circa 1880
20. Christmas post card chromolithographs (3) circa 1880
21. Back from Marston Moor copper engraving circa 1850
22. My Lady’s in Disgrace copper engraving circa 1850
23. Royalty (2) chromolithograph circa 1880
24. Lady Jane Grey copper engraving circa 1850
25. The Lady’s Tailor copper engraving circa 1850
26. The Duel Interrupted copper engraving circa 1850
27. ‘Tired’ “A Drop Too Much” (2) chromolithographs circa 1880
28. Old Mother Hubbard 1885 Chromolithograph

This material is part of a large collection of Victorian lithographs, engravings, and other antique illustrations that we are selling during today's auction, in a number of lots. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $11.50
Lot 3037

$20
Title: Hydriotaphia, Urne-Buriall or A Discourse of the Sepulchrall Urnes Lately Found in Norfolk
Author: Sir Thomas Browne
Publisher: The Riverside Press
Printing Year: 1907

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative red boards with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce, limited edition reproduction of the 1658 text. This volume is a limited edition, number 256 of 385. According to the note included in the text, "Several errors which have crept into later issues have thus been rectified. The archaic spelling of the first edition has been retained save for a few deviations toward uniformity. The erratic punctuation of the original issue has been slightly modified, though due regard has been paid to Browne's peculiar use of the semicolon." The volume shows external age/wear, showing some water marking and sunning. The text block remains well bound with age-toned, water marked pages. The book measures approximately 7.25" x 9.5" and contains 54 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3038

$10
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: La Petite Illustration, Roman - Theatre
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: March 1913 through December 1913
Issue Number Range: 2 through 43

Notes: This compilation includes the original front and rear wrappers of this French magazine, with original advertisements and color illustrations on the cover and black and white photographs throughout. The compilation is bound in maroon cloth boards with gilt embossing. The ex-library volume shows some age/wear indications, with sunning to the front board and spine. The age-toned pages are solidly bound. The volume measures approximately 8" x 11.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 3039

$30
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately thirty Victorian lithographs and other ephemera, portraying flowers, young children and much more. Many of these pieces are Easter, Christmas and New Years cards, and other general greeting cards. Also in this lot are advertisement pieces for companies such as the White Sewing Machine Co. and Jersey Butter Crackers. Many of the lithographs in this lot show well, with bright colors and silk fringes around the edges. Some of the pieces may have been removed from scrapbooks or show other wear indications. This is one of several lots of Victorian lithograph pieces in today's catalog, please review the rest of the catalog for more information.
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: $6.50
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