National Book Auctions

JULY 18, 2010 NATIONAL BOOK AUCTION LISTINGS - ITEMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE [FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 607-269-0101] • RETURN TO HOME PAGE

 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Page 10

Realized Prices

 

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Lot 3329

$70
Title: The Real Hawaii, Its History and Present Condition
Author: Lucien Young
Publisher: Doubleday & McClure
Printing Year: 1899

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce early description of Hawaii, published a year before becoming a territory of the US and sixty years before the islands became a state in 1959. The work was written by Lucien Young (31 March 1852 – 2 October 1912), an admiral of the United States Navy. The work is illustrated with photographs. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with the front and rear boards detached and spine cover lacking. The text block remains well bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 371 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3330

$140
Title: Concealing-Coloration in the Animal Kingdom
Author: Gerald H. Thayer
Publisher: The Macmillan Co.
Printing Year: 1909

Condition/Details: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing and gilt page edges, this antique volume is a scarce "exposition of the laws of disguise through color and patterns". According to the title page, the work is illustrated by "Abbott H. Thayer, Gerald H. Thayer, Richard S. Meryman, and others". This volume is considered the first book with illustrations by Rockwell Kent, an American painter, printmaker, illustrator, and writer, whose works represented scenes of nature and adventure with such vividness and drama that he became one of the most popular U.S. artists of the first half of the 20th century. There are many color-plates and black and white drawings throughout this work. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11" and contains 260 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3332

$10
This lot includes the 16 volume collection of A Mercury Mystery digest sized paperbacks shown in the corresponding image(s). These classic pulp mysteries and detective stories from the 1940's are written by the likes of Dashiell Hammett, Rex Stout and Agatha Christie. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3333

$25
This lot features the following pieces of artwork by John Hartell:

- Oil on Paper - Dated 1984 in an acrylic frame that measures approximately 10" by 8.5" - Titled "Ramekin (Blue)" on the back of the frame, this miniature piece was initialed and dated by the artist.
- Ink on Creased Paper - Dated 1990 in an acrylic frame that measures approximately 14.5" by 11.5" - Titled "Moon" on the back of the frame, this piece was twice initialed and dated once by the artist.
- Pen and Ink - Dated 1967 in a frame that measures approximately 24" by 14.25" - This long drawing is titled "Shore" on the back of the frame, and was initialed and dated by the artist.

John Anthony Hartell (1902-1995) was an American artist of first the Impressionist, and later the Modern. Styles. He was born in Brooklyn. As an artist, Hartell gives shape and form to those aspects which are least substantial: light, atmosphere and memory. His work on memory is not unlike that of the surrealist artist and Hartell's fellow alumnus at Cornell University, Enrique Martinez Celaya. Hartell was married to the prominent artist, Alison Mason Kingsbury. They were married on September 10, 1928. (courtesy of Wikipedia). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $89.50
Lot 3334

$20
This lot includes the antique Victorian lithograph shown in the image. This decorative lithograph, with die-cut edges and celluloid ribbons, shows beautifully, portraying two angels in heart shaped wreaths, with the words "The Union of Hearts Forever" at the top, with two flags in between. The piece also has a soft blue, decorative silk piece at the bottom. This piece is in its original box. Lithographs of this size are rarely found in this fine 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 3335

$120
This lot includes the group of Japanese artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes several watercolors, color tinted engravings, and a woodblock print. The pieces in this lot portray Japanese culture, with a piece by Goshun from 1811 of a traditional Japanese house; a fishing scene with Mt. Fuji in the background; a bird with a long green tail; and a woodcut of koi fish. Additionally, this lot features a watercolor by Utagawa Hiroshige on three sheets of handmade paper. The piece appears to have been originally painted on the three separate sheets of paper, as each has a blank margin on the left side. When combined, the watercolors portray a night water scene with the coastline in the foreground, mountains in the background and boulders in the water, and the moon high above the sea. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. The delicate woodcut shows some wear, with creasing and some tearing. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3336

$25
Title: The Reign of Louis the Sixteenth; and a Complete History of the French Revolution
Author: John Gifford
Publisher: C. Lowndes
Printing Year: 1794

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce early description of Louis the Sixteenth and the French Revolution. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the uncovered relics, including several fold-out illustrations. Louis XVI (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793) ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1792. Suspended and arrested during the Insurrection of 10 August 1792, he was tried by the National Convention, found guilty of treason, and executed by guillotine on 21 January 1793. He was the only king of France to be executed. Although Louis was beloved at first, his indecisiveness and conservatism led some elements of the people of France to eventually view him as a symbol of the perceived tyranny of the Ancien Régime. After the abolition of the monarchy in 1792, the new republican government gave him the surname Capet, a reference to the nickname of Hugh Capet, founder of the Capetian dynasty, which the revolutionaries wrongly interpreted as a family name. He was also informally nicknamed Louis le Dernier (Louis the Last), a derisive use of the traditional nicknaming of French kings. Today, historians and French people in general have a more nuanced view of Louis XVI, who is seen as an honest man with good intentions, but who was probably unfit for the herculean task of reforming the monarchy, and who was used as a scapegoat by the revolutionaries. (courtesy of Wikipedia) This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and is lacking the front and rear boards. The text block remains solidly bound with age-toned pages, with some water markings. The book measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 805 pages and an unpaginated appendix and index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3337

$25
Title: The Correspondence of William Cowper
Arranged by: Thomas Wright
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Printing Year: 1904
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with paper labels on the spines, this antique set is a scarce collection of letters written by William Cowper, an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. (portions courtesy of Wikipedia) The ex-library volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3338

$20
This lot includes the group of antique tobacciana ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a collection of cigar bands including Earl of Pawtucket, Bouquet de Habana, Victoria Elegantes, and more, as well as two tobacco photograph trade cards. 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 3339

$120
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Medium: Tintype Photograph
Dimensions: Oval frame measures 2" by 2.25"

Details/Condition: This original antique tintype photograph of a Civil War soldier shows well in a miniature decorative folding frame with gilt around the photograph and velvet on the opposite side of the frame. The outside of the black frame is decorative, with a floral design. The photograph portrays a Civil War soldier with short dark hair in a dark uniform. The framed photograph is stored in a newer velvet bag. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3340

$110
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Frank Morris
Medium: Oil on Canvas Board
Year: 1920
Dimensions: Frame measures 15" by 12"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an impressionistic oil on canvas of a beautiful country scenery, with hay in the foreground, hills in the background and fields and trees. The piece shows dramatic strokes throughout, with emphasis on various shades of green in the trees and hills, and blues throughout the cloudy sky. The piece is framed in a brown wooden frame. Handwritten on the back of the frame is "Morris Frank, Landscape at White Lake, NY, 1920". The work shows light external age/wear, and needs some cleaning. The paper on the backside of the frame is becoming detached. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3341

$50
This lot includes the group of 14 original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include La Modestia E La Vanita, Come La Trovate, Femme De Jean Gallus, Contemplation, Color, Modesty & Vanity, La Lecon de Guitare, Law and La Double Tentation 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 3342

$200
This lot includes the group of 32 original antique illustrations shown in the corresponding image. These pieces share the theme fireman images and articles and are safely stored in glassine sleeves in a binder. Included in this lot are:

1. 4 four color postcards circa 1900
2. NY insurance fire patrol Harpers 1896
3. Chicago Fire Harpers 1893
4. NY Elberon Fire Leslies 1888

5. St Georges Flats Fire Harpers 1884
6. NY National Horse Show Leslies 1883
7. Fighting Fire by Light Harpers 1902
8. Chicago Fire Dept Harpers 1874
9. Fire Engines London News 1888
10. Metro Fire Brigade London 1895
11. NY Blizzard Harpers 1888 (March 24)
12. The Rescue (T.Wood Illustrator) 1873
13. Running to Fire NY Harpers 1872
14. Metro Fire Brigade NY Harpers 1872
15. Fire Humorous sketches Harpers 1908
16. They Reach the Fire Chromolithograph circa 1880
17. NYFD Roll of Honor Sept 1877 Harpers
18. Willards Hotel fire NY Harpers 1861
19. Boston Into the Jaws of Death Harpers 1872
20. Park Place disaster Harpers 1891
21. Fire Engine #38 NY Gleasons
22. Scientific American Steam Fire Engine Nov 1856
23. The Rescue NY Tribune 1904
24. Life Saving Corp NY Leslies 1882
25. Fire Engine Cincinnati 1854
26. Midnight Fire Alarm Sheet Music
27. Mr. Woods the fireman portrait circa 1880
28. Fire at NY dock Harpers 1882
29. The Rescue Harpers circa 1890
30. Steam Engines London News 1862
31. Chauncey St Fire Harpers Dec 1889
32. Torchlight Procession London News 1858
1. 4 four color postcards circa 1900
2. NY insurance fire patrol Harpers 1896
3. Chicago Fire Harpers 1893
4. NY Elberon Fire Leslies 1888
5. St Georges Flats Fire Harpers 1884
6. NY National Horse Show Leslies 1883
7. Fighting Fire by Light Harpers 1902
8. Chicago Fire Dept Harpers 1874
9. Fire Engines London News 1888
10. Metro Fire Brigade London 1895
11. NY Blizzard Harpers 1888 (March 24)
12. The Rescue (T.Wood Illustrator) 1873
13. Running to Fire NY Harpers 1872
14. Metro Fire Brigade NY Harpers 1872
15. Fire Humorous sketches Harpers 1908
16. They Reach the Fire Chromolithograph circa 1880
17. NYFD Roll of Honor Sept 1877 Harpers
18. Willards Hotel fire NY Harpers 1861
19. Boston Into the Jaws of Death Harpers 1872
20. Park Place disaster Harpers 1891
21. Fire Engine #38 NY Gleasons
22. Scientific American Steam Fire Engine Nov 1856
23. The Rescue NY Tribune 1904
24. Life Saving Corp NY Leslies 1882
25. Fire Engine Cincinnati 1854
26. Midnight Fire Alarm Sheet Music
27. Mr. Woods the fireman portrait circa 1880
28. Fire at NY dock Harpers 1882
29. The Rescue Harpers circa 1890
30. Steam Engines London News 1862
31. Chauncey St Fire Harpers Dec 1889
32. Torchlight Procession London News 1858
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: $12.50
Lot 3343

$90
Title: Biblia Sacra
Printing Year: 1629-1664

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with decorative gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this antique volume is a Bible related, Latin piece. The title page says "Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editonis Sixti V. Pont, Max IVSSV, recognita et Clementis VIII". The title page shows the date of 1629. The half title page is adhered to the tile page, and through the paper the date 1664 shows. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The text block remains solidly bound with age-toned pages and water markings, and is lacking the rear free endpaper. Writing from previous owners are on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 6.5" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3344

$20
Title: Dolinami Rzek Opisy Podrozy Wzdluz Niemna, Wisly, Bugu I Biebrzy
Author: Zygmunta Glogera
Publisher: Naklad Ferdynanda Hosicka
Printing Year: 1903

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards with a light blue spine, this antique volume is a scarce Polish description of travels along the rivers Niemna (Neman River), Wisly (Vistula), Bugu (Bug or Buh) and Biebrzy (Biebrza). The work is illustrated with many photographs and engravings of scenery along the rivers. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10.25" and contains 218 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3345

$35
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately twenty lithographs, most of which are Christmas or Valentine cards. The lot includes very intricate, pieces with die-cut edges. The lithographs in this lot show well, with bright colors. Some of the pieces may have been removed from scrapbooks or show other wear indications, including some signatures on the cards. 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 3346

$90
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: The Growth of Everything Depends on the Sun
Artist: uncredited
Printer: He Bei Province People's Publishing House
Year: 1975
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 21" by 30"

Condition/Details: This vivid, bright poster portrays Chairman Mao, referred to as the "sun", in the cotton field surrounded by happy, smiling villagers, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. The poster portrays this happy scene with bright hues of yellow, red, green and blue. The poster shows beautifully, with bright colors and intricate detail to portray the villagers and the plants surrounding them. The poster, covered in plastic, shows very little age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3347

$60
Title: The Private Journal of Aaron Burr, During His Residence of Four Years in Europe
Author: Aaron Burr
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1838
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set provides a scarce description of the life of Aaron Burr the third Vice President of the United States (1801–1805) under President Thomas Jefferson, and was the first vice president to never serve as president. He fought in the Revolutionary War, was an important political figure in the nation's early history, and spent much of his career after politics engaging in a number of controversial adventures (courtesy of Wikipedia). The ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with wear and tearing to the spines. The text blocks remain well bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3348

$25
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: David Hutter
Medium: Giclee Print on heavy paper
Year: c1980
Dimensions: Unframed measures 23" by 18"

Details/Condition: This original limited edition print is based on a watercolor painting by American Artist David Hutter (1930-1990). This print is hand signed and numbered 8 out of a total of 150. The work is titled "Seated Nude Boy with Cat," and is printed on fine, heavy art paper. It is in excellent condition with no signs of age or wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3350

$30
This lot includes the group of 14 original German antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Churches, Landscapes, Nautical and Architecture. 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: $6.50
Lot 3351

$325
Stacking Mahogany Bookcase
Condition/Details: This three sectional bookcase was manufactured by Globe-Wernicke Company in Connecticut, according to the paper label remaining inside of the case. The label indicates that this is the Universal 11 Inch Unit, Pattern 811, Grade 299. It is a mahogany unit with three sections with original brass handles and glass windows, and includes base and top units. The unit is a good, solid unit that shows beautifully. The unit measures approximately 34 1/4" wide by 11.5" deep by 47.5" tall. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for this lot but it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $not available0
Lot 3352

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

- Living Water Edited by D. P. Kidder - Dated 1850 by Joseph Longking
- California Calculator by C. Frusher Howard - Dated 1874, Privately Published - In wrappers, with some wear and water markings.
- Roses and How to Grow Them - Dated 1906 by Doubleday, Page & Company
- The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work by Miss Florence Hartley - Dated 1860 by G.G. Evans - Previous owner's signature on the title page.
- Three Discourses by Mason L. Weems - Dated 1929 by Random House - Limited edition.

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 3353

$15
Title: The Works of Rudyard Kipling and George Eliot's Works
Publishers: Charles Scribner's Sons (Kipling set) and De Wolfe, Fiske & Company (Eliot set)
Printing Year: 1898
Number of Volumes: 10 & 9 volume sets (Kipling and Eliot, respectively)

Notes: These two sets are both decoratively bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing. The Rudyard Kipling set, decorated with a gilt-top page edges and a cameo label on the front boards displaying an elephant and swastika, includes volumes one through six and nine through twelve, lacking volumes seven and eight. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some sunning to the spine, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. These books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.5".

The George Eliot set, decorated with bright paper labels and gilt-top page edges, includes four volumes labeled Vol. I (with different titles), four volumes labeled Vol. II (with different titles) and one volume without a volume number. It is unknown if this set is complete. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. These books measure approximately 6" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 3354

$250
Title: The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches
Author: Samuel L. Clemens
Publisher: Boni and Liveright
Printing Year: 1919 First Edition in rare dust jacket

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed printed orange boards, this antique volume is a scarce posthumously published collection of sketches taken from a series the famous American author Mark Twain wrote under his given name for "The Galaxy" from May 1870 to April 1871; the rest appeared in "The Buffalo Express."

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. There is a brown marking on the bottom edge of the text block, boards and dust jacket, covering two-three inches wide. The marking also goes onto the very bottom edge of the pages. Intact scarce dust jacket with small tears at edges is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 140 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3356

$35
This lot includes the group of original antique hand-tinted engravings shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes four framed pieces that show beautifully. The first is a simple engraving of J.J. Audubon's "Violet-Green Swallow" published by J.T. Bowen, portraying two colorful birds flying, on a cream background, with decorative matting and a gold frame. The second portrays a young lady with soft blue eyes in a jacket of the same color. The third piece is titled "Two Little 'Fraid Cats'", an 1863 black and white engraving of two white kittens frightened by a small mouse. The fourth piece is titled "Mamma's Pet", portraying a young girl surrounded by a chicken and baby chicks. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications, and some water markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 3357

$50
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately fifty Victorian lithographs and other ephemera, most of which are trade card advertisement pieces, with some intricate die-cut pieces. This lot consists of trade cards for carpet, fashion products, rubber, sewing machines, eye glasses, stoves, among other products. Also included in this lot are some Christmas cards. The lithographs in this lot show well, with bright colors and delicate details. 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
Lot 3358

$20
Title: Contributions to the Edinburgh Review
Author: Francis Jeffrey
Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
Printing Year: 1844
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled boards, with leather spine backing and gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of contributions Francis Jeffrey, a judge of the Court of Session in Scotland at the time of publication of this set, to the Edinburgh Review, one of the most influential British magazines of the 19th century, founded in 1802. The magazine took its Latin motto judex damnatur ubi nocens absolvitur (the judge is condemned when the guilty is acquitted) from Publilius Syrus (portions courtesy of Wikipedia). The ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with boards detached on the first and fourth volumes. The volumes overall are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3359

$10
Title: A Concordance to the Poems of Edmund Spenser
Compiled and Edited by: Charles Grosvenor Osgood
Publisher: The Carnegie Institution of Washington
Printing Year: 1915

Condition/Details: Bound in a library binding of marbled boards and brown cloth spine with bright gilt embossing, this large antique volume provides information on the poetry of Edmund Spenser (c. 1552 – 13 January 1599), an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia). This ex-library reference volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12" and contains 997 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3360

$40
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: Warmly Hail the Successful Opening of the Representative Conference of the 'Four Goods and 'Five Goods' Activists of Flexibility Studying and Applying Chairman Mao's Thoughts in Xiang Xi Miao and...
Artist: uncredited
Printer: He Bei Province People's Art Publishing House
Year: 1977
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster depicts people from different parts of China holding volumes of Quotations from Chairman Mao , also known as the "Little Red Book", printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. This poster uses bright shades of red, blue and green to depict people from all walks of life throughout China, from young to old, farmers to soldiers. The people are in the foreground, with a red background with yellow lettering and the head of Mao floating in the sky. This poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications, with brilliant colors remaining. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3361

$70
This lot includes a compilation of prints by Maxfield Parrish, with each unbound page carefully stored in plastic in a binder. The prints were taken from Scribners issues from 1897 through 1906; Century Magazine issues from 1899 through 1904; and The Cosmopolitan from 1901. These black and white and color illustrations portray a variety of scenes to depict stories in the magazines, with drawings of the American Southwest, Native Americans, Italian buildings, fantasy creatures, people and much more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

During the Golden Age of Illustration, Maxfield Parrish's "beautiful settings and charming figures" enchanted the American public. His work includes immense murals in office buildings and hotels, magazine covers, and advertisements as well as his book illustrations. Many of his illustrations to children's books, still popular today, are the result of his struggle to make a living as an artist in his early years around the turn of the 20th century. (courtesy of Maxfield Parish Art & Illustrations) Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3362

$275
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: John Sartain
Medium: Engraving
Dimensions: Frame measures 20" by 23"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a beautiful engraving of Abraham Lincoln by John Sartain, from the original portrait by E. D. Marchant, 1864. This print states "Proof" on the bottom left corner, and includes a printed signature from President Lincoln. This piece is framed in a beautiful, arts and craft style oak frame, with a twig design and gold embossing. The work shows some external age/wear, with water markings on the bottom portion of the print. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3364

$35
This lot includes the group of 49 original antique illustrations shown in the corresponding image. These pieces share the theme botanicals and plant life with art by A.A. Newton D.G. Passmore, Lilian B Bird and others and are safely stored in glassine sleeves in a binder. Included in this lot are Victorian lithographs, trade cards, can labels, die cuts and more. 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: $14.50
Lot 3365

$25
Title: Ranaculture
Author: Irvin G. Schorsch
Publisher: George H. Buchanan Company
Printing Year: 1933

Condition/Details: Bound in black boards, this antique volume is a scarce work from the International Frog Farm, with an in-depth description of frogs, including classification, culture, adaptability, and commercial aspects of Ranaculture. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and contains 87 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

© 2010 National Book Auctions.com • 1429 Danby Rd Ithaca, NY 14850-6071 • 607-269-0101 • All rights reserved. For more information, contact us.