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Lot 3366

$25
Title: The Houghton Library, 1942-1967, A Selection of Books and Manuscripts in Harvard Collections
Publisher: The Harvard College Library
Printing Year: 1967

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique oversized volume provides a review of materials at the Houghton Library, with black and white and color copies of many important pages from the materials. This volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10.5" x 14.5" and contains 255 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3367

$45
This lot includes the group of movie magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Included in this group are the Journal of the Movie Still Collector's Club, Movie Star News, from the 1950s-1960s with a large number of photographs of movie stars and scenes from movies; and all of the issues of The Reel Scene, A Quarterly Publication of International Movie Collectors' Club, June 1962 through May 1965, with original tipped-in photographs of members and printed photographs of stars and movie scenes throughout, with the membership card of Hans Kolbe. Additionally, this lot includes issues of Great Movies Pictorial, Cinema Today, Adult Art Films, and many more, as well as catalogs of movie posters from Christie's. The magazines cover a variety of topics, such as films, stars, film music, Disney, and much more. 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: $27.50
Lot 3368

$325
This lot includes the group of 5 original antique Italian engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from circa 1830 and feature important Italian locations and architecture, Captions include Colona Trajana, Veduta dell insigne Basilica Vaticana coll'ampio Portico, e Piazza adjacente, Veduta delgi avanzi del Foro di Nerva, Veduta dell Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Coloseo and Sepolcro di Cecilia Metella. 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 3370

$150
Title: The Historical Part of the Holy Bible
Author: with engravings by J. Cole
Publisher: Richard Ware
Printing Year: c1724

Condition/Details: This lot features a collection of engravings which may have come directly from the printer's stock without ever being bound into proper book form. The principle elements are two facing pages featuring a title page and a half-title page for the Bible, and a collection of fifty leaves, each of which features four individually pressed engravings. No text pages are present, additionally included is a title page or front wrapper for a Book of Common Prayer and a period leaf onto which a John Baskett 1724 publishing citation is mounted . The engravings appear to be the J. Cole engravings cited on the title page for the Bible which reads, "The Historical Part of the Holy Bible or the Old and New Testament Exactly and Compleatly Describ'd in above Two Hundred Historys; Curiously Engrav'd by J. Cole from Designs by the Best Masters." The leaves show well with some age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. The leaves measure approximately 7.25" x 9.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3371

$100
Title: Oeuvres Completes D'Antoine-Raphael Mengs
Publisher: A L'Hotel De Thou
Printing Year: 1786

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with intricate gilt embossing on the spine and raised spine bands, this antique volume is a two volume set describing the work of the first painter of the King of Spain, Anton Raphael Mengs.

Anton Raphael Mengs (March 12, 1728 – June 29, 1779) was a German painter, active in Rome, Madrid and Saxony, who became one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting. In Rome, his fresco painting of Parnassus at Villa Albani gained him a reputation as a master painter. The appointment of Mengs in 1749 as first painter to Frederick Augustus, elector of Saxony did not prevent his spending much time in Rome, where he had married Margarita Guazzi who had sat for him as a model in 1748, and abjured the Protestant faith, and where he became in 1754 director of the Vatican school of painting, nor did this hinder him on two occasions from obeying the call of Charles III of Spain to Madrid. There Mengs produced some of his best work, and specially the ceiling of the banqueting-hall of the Royal Palace of Madrid, the subject of which was the Triumph of Trajan and the Temple of Glory. Among his pupils there was Agustín Esteve. After the completion of this work in 1777, Mengs returned to Rome, and there he died, two years later, in poor circumstances, leaving twenty children, seven of whom were pensioned by the king of Spain. His portraits and autoportraits recall an attention to detail and insight, often lost from the grand manner paintings. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. Both volumes are solidly bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 10.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3372

$400
Title: A Report on The Office of Censorship
Author: Byron Price
Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1945

Condition/Details: Bound in the original paper wrappers and secured in a paper folder, this antique volume provides a review of the Office of Censorship during World War II, reviewing the censorship of postal services, cable services and the press and radio, as well as the achievements of censorship as according to the director, Byron Price.

The Office of Censorship was an emergency wartime agency set up on December 19, 1941 to aid in the censorship of all communications coming into and going out of the United States. Byron Price, a newspaperman of long experience and acting general manager of the Associated Press, was appointed Director of Censorship and remained in that office throughout the agency's existence. In 1941, Price began to organize his agency, utilizing existing facilities of the War Department and Navy Department wherever possible. The Washington Post called the Manhattan Project "super hush-hush" and Byron Price's "chief headache." Price himself called the project World War II's "best-kept secret". The New York Times was first to report on the specifics of the Manhattan Project on August 7, 1945, saying the atomic bomb was built in "three 'hidden cities' with a total population of 100,000 inhabitants...None of the people, who came to these developments from homes all the way from Maine to California, had the slightest idea of what they were making in the gigantic Government plants they saw around them."
All censorship activities ceased on August 15, 1945, the day after Japan's acceptance of Allied surrender terms, and the demobilization of the Office of Censorship proceeded on schedule according to a plan devised months before, called the "V-J Book." By Executive Order 9631 the Office of Censorship was formally abolished as of November 15, 1945.
For his role in the Office of Censorship, Byron Price was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize in 1944. After the war he was appointed as the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations. In 1946, President Harry S. Truman presented Byron Price with the Medal for Merit for "exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services as Director, Office of Censorship, from December 20, 1941, until August 15, 1945." After his tenure he served as vice-president of the Motion Picture Association of America. (courtesy of Wikipedia) This ex-library volume shows age/wear, with the original wrappers taped to the protective folder. The text block is detached from the wrappers. The protective folder measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 54 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3374

$350
This lot includes the group of 23 original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Oliver Cromwell, Animals, Color, Landscape, Churches, Isaac and Nude. 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: $8.50
Lot 3375

$55
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately twenty lithographs, most of which are Valentine cards. The lot includes two pop-up Valentines and several 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 3376

$35
This shelf lot includes the 20 volume collection of Mystery, Detective and Pirate digest sized paperbacks shown in the corresponding image(s). These classic pulp stories from the 1940's are written by the likes of Andre Norton, Van Wyck Mason and Frank Gruber and features titles such as Scarface, Kill at Dusk, The Saint's Choice and Time Off for Murder. 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 3377

$50
Title:Experiences Sur La Circulation observee dans l' universalite du systeme vasculaire
Author: J. Tourdes, docteur en medecine de l' universite de Montpellier
Printing Year: c1800

Condition/Details: Bound in brown boards with traces of gilt embossing remaining, this antique volume is a scarce French medical work, on the circulation of the vascular system, the heart and the arteries. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, the front board is detached and the volume is lacking portions of the spine. The text block is well bound, but split in half, with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8" and contains 408 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3378

$25
Title: Internal Revenue Statutes Now In Force
Editor: Orlando F. Bump
Publisher: Baker, Voorhis & Co.
Printing Year: 1870

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with bright gilt embossing on a red spine label, this antique volume is a scarce early collection of IRS statutes, with "notes referring to all decisions of the courts and departmental rulings, circulars and instructions", published just eight years after the establishment of this government agency. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with detached front and rear boards, and portions of the spine cover lacking. The age-toned pages are solidly bound. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and contains 404 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3380

$35
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: Militia-Woman of Xi Sha
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Tianjin People's Printing Factory
Year: 1975
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 21" by 30"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster depicts a young militia-woman from Southern China with a gun, guarding the shoreline to protect it from invaders, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. This poster uses bright colors to depict the woman standing beside a tree along the beach, with birds in the foreground and flying in the background. This poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications, with some wear along the edges of the poster. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3381

$55
Title: The Japan Year Book, 1919-20
Author: Y. Takenob
Publisher: Haramachi Sanchome
Printing Year: 1919

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume provides statistics and information on Japan and its territories for the year 1919-1920 in English, with information on geography, history, population, famous people, arts, literature, religion, education, politics, transportation, financial systems, agriculture and more. The book includes sections on Korea, Taiwan, Saghalien, South Manchuria, the South Sea Islands and Tsingtao. The work includes 64 pages of the original advertisements, and a fold-out map. This ex-library volume shows some external age/wear, with the front board cracked at the seam, and sunning to the spine. The text block remains solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 810 pages, plus advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3382

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage juvenile series titles shown in the corresponding image(s), including titles of Nancy Drew, Doctor Dolittle, and the Hardy Boys. 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: $13.50
Lot 3384

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of camera catalogs and magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). The pieces in this lot include The Velox Book, The Amateur Photographer's Manual, two volumes of The Photo-Miniature from 1900 and 1911, and several magazines on a variety of topics, including early French photography, photographs of Egypt, photographs of the frontier, and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3385

$175
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Poetry - Magazine of Verse
Issue Dates: 1912-1918
Number of Issues: 21

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful paper front and rear covers with black and red or blue lettering. This lot includes non-consecutive issues from volume I, number 1 through volume XII, number 11, featuring poets such as Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Vacel Lindsay, W.B. Yeats and John Drinkwater, including several award winning poems. The set is not complete, but includes some important issues. The magazines show well, with some age/wear indications. They have been carefully stored in homemade, protective paper covers. Overall, the issues appear to be well bound, with some uncut pages throughout. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3386

$100
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Ludwig Knaus
Medium: Conte Crayon on Paper
Year: 1861
Dimensions: Frame measures 13.25" by 17.75"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a signed conte crayon drawing of a young girl by renowned artist Ludwig Knaus. The girl is appears to look contemplatively towards the ground, and is dressed in a simple period outfit, with a scarf on her head and a long full skirt. The shading from the conte crayon, a drawing medium composed of compressed powdered graphite or charcoal mixed with a wax or clay base, square in cross-section, gives the girl depth, with heavy shading throughout her skirt and in her shadow.

Ludwig Knaus (1829–1910) was a German genre painter of the younger Düsseldorf school. He was born at Wiesbaden and studied from 1845 to 1852 under Sohn and Schadow in Düsseldorf. His early works, like "The Gamblers," in the Düsseldorf Gallery, are in the manner of that school, being dark and heavy in color. This deficiency was remedied by study at Paris, whither he went in 1852 and enrolled as a pupil of Couture. In 1853 his "Morning after the Kermess" received the second gold Medal of the Salon and made him a celebrated painter. Except for a year's study in Italy he remained in Paris until 1860. His chief works of this period include "The Golden Wedding," "The Baptism," and "The Promenade," purchased for the Luxembourg. From 1861 to 1866 he practiced at Berlin, producing such works as "Boys Playing Cards," "Looking for a Bride" (Wiesbaden Museum), and "His Highness on His Travels." The next eight years of his life saw the production of much of his best work, including "The Children's Festival" (Nation Gallery, Berlin), "In Great Distress," and "The Village Prince." From 1874 to 1883 he was professor at the Academy of Berlin, continuing to reside in that city until his death. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows light external age/wear, with some age-toning to the paper. The drawing is framed in a black wooden matted frame, with some minor chipping. The paper on the backside of the frame is becoming detached. On the bottom of the glass remains a portion of a taped-on label, with "Knaus" remaining (lacking the portion that said "Ludwig"). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3388

$25
Title: Alfred Lord Tennyson, A Memoir
Author: His Son
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1897
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set provides a biography of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and still one of the most popular poets in the English language. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3389

$130
Map Title: Stratford Shoal to New York, Long Island Sound
Superintendent: W. W. Duffield
Publisher: United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Treasury Department
Printing Year: 1878
Dimensions: 42.5" x 31"

Condition/Details: This original antique nautical map from the US government provides a view of the Stratford Shoal to New York, with the Long Island Sound. At the top of the map, it is listed as No. 116, Plate No. 2485. Locations listed on the map include Stratford, Fairfield, Norwalk, Manhasset Neck, Great Neck, Flushing, Brooklyn, New York City, Hoboken, Smithtown Bay and Lloyd Neck, among many other towns, landmarks and more. The map shows some age/wear indications, including toning, spotting and water markings, with two one inch tears at the fold-creases, and a three inch tear on the side. The map includes handwritten notes from the previous owner. 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 3391

$45
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately forty 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 soaps, shoes, insurance, laundry soap, and sewing machines, 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 3392

$55
Title: Some Early Notices of the Indians of Ohio: To What Race Did the Mound Builders Belong?
Author: M. F. Force
Publisher: Robert Clarke & Co. (Cincinnati)
Printing Year: 1879

Condition/Details: Bound in the original wrappers, these two antique works are scarce anthropological papers read before the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio by Manning Ferguson Force (1824 - 1899). The first work is titled Some Early Notices of the Indians of Ohio, while the second piece includes the full first work, as well as a paper titled To What Race Did the Mound Builders Belong?.

M. F. Force was an officer of the 20th Ohio Regiment in the Civil War, who participated in campaigns with General Grant, 1862-1863, and General Sherman during the siege of Vicksburg and march from Atlanta to Savannah, 1865. He was a judge in Ohio in 1866, 1878-1887.

These ex-library volumes show some age/wear indications, and the text blocks are intact with age-toned pages that show minimal marginalia. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3393

$10
Title: Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research
Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co.
Printing Year: 1933-1966
Number of Volumes: 3 volume set

Notes: Privately bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this set includes multiple issues of the Bulletins of the Institute of Historical Research in the original wrappers, compiled into three volumes, covering Theses Supplement Number 1-27. The supplements contain "particulars of historical theses completed...in the universities and university colleges of the United Kingdom" during the years 1933-1966. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages and some wear to original wrappers bound within the volumes. Two volumes measure approximately 7.5" x 9.75" and the third volume measures 6" x 9.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3394

$35
Title: Rendezvous With Dead Men, A Nick Carter Book Length Novel
Author: Nicholas Carter
Publisher: Atlas
Printing Year: 1948

Condition/Details: Bound in original paper wrapper, this vintage volume is a scarce first issue of the Atlas Mystery series featuring the great pulp detective Nick Carter. The work has an illustrated cover by Lee J Ames. The volume shows light external age/wear with 1/2 inch chips to the top and bottom corners of the back cover, and is solidly bound with clean 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 3395

$25
This lot includes the group of fashion plates from the late 19th century shown in the corresponding image. These gorgeous pieces come from issues of Peterson's Magazine, Graham's Illustrated Magazine and Godey's Fashion from 1867-1883, and depict beautiful women displaying the fashions of the times. The papers show some age/wear, with creases from folding vertically down the pages and wear around the edges of the pages, including some tearing and chipping. This is one of two lots containing fashion plates, also see lot 3147 for more detail. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3396

$90
This lot includes the group of antique artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection features a large original painting of white flowers and a reverse painting of a house in the country in a decorative, gilted frame; as well pieces of a village scene, horses and a young girl. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $24.50
Lot 3397

$70
This lot includes the group of antique artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes 30 varied media art pieces and prints. Included are topics such as Maps, Portraits, Landscapes, Churches, Scotland, Asia Minor and other content. The media include engravings, prints, lithographs, photographs, etc. This material is part of a large collection of 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 pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3398

$140
Title: Robin Hood Series Children's Books: Aladdin or the Wonderful Lamp & Jack the Giant Killer
Publisher: McLoughlin Bros.
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial red wrappers, these gorgeous antique children's books are scarce early short editions of these classic stories. The Aladdin volume portrays Aladdin, the Genie and the Princess on the front wrapper; and Jack portrays Jack, with sword in hand, standing proudly next to the head of a giant. The works are illustrated throughout with color-plate engravings. These volumes show light external age/wear, with the previous owner's name in pencil on the front wrappers, and both volumes are solidly bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 7.75" and are unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3399

$225
Title: Birds of New York
Author: Elon Howard Eaton
Publisher: University of the State of New York
Printing Year: 1910 / 1914
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce ornithological work by Elon Howard Eaton (1866 - 1934),an American ornithologist, scholar, and author. Eaton established the biology department in Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1908, where he taught until his death. He was the New York State ornithologist from 1908 to 1911. Each May he led a group of students and fellow ornithologists on a bird survey of Potter Swamp.

Part of the delay between volume one and volume two of "Birds of New York" was due to his marriage in 1909 to Gertrude Yeames and a heart attack in 1913. The publication of this work elicited many letters to Eaton, including one from the then-young Roger Tory Peterson.

The work is profusely illustrated with full-page color plates, maps and charts. These volumes show some external age/wear, with rubbing to the board edges and spines. The text blocks remain well bound, with bright illustrations. The previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3400

$55
This lot includes the group of 60 original antique illustrations shown in the corresponding image. These pieces share the theme of children's prints many featuring pets, animals and Christmas by artists like M.L. Kirk, Edmund Dulac, Jessie Wilcox Smith and others and are safely stored in glassine sleeves in a binder. Included in this lot are Victorian lithographs, trade cards 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: $12.50
Lot 3401

$325
This lot includes the group of artwork from Sharaku and Shunsho shown in the corresponding image(s).

Tōshūsai Sharaku (active 1794 - 1795) is widely considered to be one of the great masters of the woodblock printing in Japan. Little is known of him, besides his ukiyo-e prints; neither his true name nor the dates of his birth or death are known with any certainty. His active career as a woodblock artist seems to have spanned just ten months in the mid-Edo period of Japanese history, from middle 1794 to early 1795. (courtesy of Wikipedia) This lot features two pieces by Sharaku, including prints of a woman and man in similar colors, with dark grey backgrounds.

Katsukawa Shunshō (1726-1792) was a Japanese painter and printmaker in the ukiyo-e style, and the leading artist of the Katsukawa school. Shunshō studied under Miyagawa Shunsui, son and student of Miyagawa Chōshun, both equally famous and talented ukiyo-e artists. Shunshō is most well-known for introducing a new form of yakusha-e, prints depicting Kabuki actors. However, his bijinga (images of beautiful women) paintings, while less famous, are said by some scholars to be "the best in the second half of the 18th century". (courtesy of Wikipedia) This lot features two pieces by Shunshō of Japanese women, the first portraying two women walking on a dock carrying a long box, and the second portraying a decoratively dressed woman.

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. This lot includes 43 varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as Spanish scenes, German village scenes, Asian horses, floral stills, Italian piazzas, general travel and other content. The media include original watercolors, hand-tinted etchings, tinted engravings as well as prints in the form Victorian lithograph, full-color modern lithograph, etc.. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3402

$10
Title: An American Glossary, Being an Attempt to Illustrate Certain Americanisms Upon Historical Principles
Author: Richard H. Thornton
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1912
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce glossary of Americanisms, in which the author included "Forms of speech now obsolete in England, which survive in the U.S...Words and phrases of distinctly American origin...Nouns which indicate quadrupeds, birds, trees, etc. that are distinctively American...Names of persons and places...Words that have assumed a new meaning...and Words and phrases of which he found earlier examples in American than in English writers". The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and 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: $6.50
Lot 3403

$30
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately twelve primarily Valentine card lithographs, portraying children, doves, and angels, among other images. This lot includes five pop-up lithographs, four of which stand when expanded; and several very intricate, die-cut pieces. 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 3404

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of comics, magazines and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Four vintage Comic Books including three issues of Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery from Gold Key and one issue of Spook Tales of Suspense and Mystery from Star, magazines include a 1948 copy of From Unknown Worlds, two issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland and one issue of , ephemera includes clipped stories and pictures from pulp magazines with several examples of art by Virgil Finlay. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
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