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Lot 3078

$110
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

- Jacques Callot - Engraving - Dated c1620 in a frame that measures approximately 23" by 17" - This original work, framed with professional, archival matting, is an original piece by Jacques Callot (1592-1635), an important figure in the development of the old master print. The piece is untitled, but portrays a detailed battle scene with destroyed towers.
- Unknown Artist - Engraving - Dated c1850 in a frame that measures approximately 9.75" by 7.5" - This miniature engraving is titled at the bottom "Veue de la Porte de la Conference. The piece portrays two small boats in a river, with a tall structure on the left side and a city skyline in the background. The frame shows some wear, with the glass coming out of the frame.
- Unknown Artist - Engraving - Dated 1966 in a frame that measures approximately 10" by 10" - This miniature engraving is a limited, signed edition, number 18 of 20, with the title "Calle Espeleta".
- Four Pages from an Italian Ledger or Manifest Leaf - Dated c1750 - This set of four attached pages appear to be from an antique Italian ledger. The pages show fine petina, with spotting and some tearing to the page edges.
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $89.50
Lot 3079

$250
This lot includes the group of antique Japanese artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes 7 unframed watercolors portraying the life of women in Japan. The pictures portray a woman cutting flowers; a piece by Kunisada of a woman reading a scroll; women collecting shells along the beach; a woman watching fishermen; a woman with a cat on a leash; a woman in a decorative dress; and a woman along the water. 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 condition with some age/wear indications. The thin homemade paper is showing age in some pieces, with some tearing and wear along the edges. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3080

$15
This lot includes the group of antique Chinese children's textbooks shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes include textbooks with English translated names as Children's Textbook for Writing Letters with Diagrams and Notations, Children's Textbook with Diagram in the Format of Poems with Five Words, and Children's Textbook with Diagram in the Format of Poems with Six Words. These antique volumes show age/wear, with paper wrappers and string along the spine. Two volumes have colored paper wrappers on one end, some wrappers may be lacking. The volumes show some children's writing and one volume has an ink stain on the left side of the bottom page edge of the text block. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3081

$40
Title: Illustrations of The Earth's Surface, Glaciers
Author: Nathaniel Southgate Shaler and William Morris Davis
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
Printing Year: 1881

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of glaciers, written by two Harvard professors. The work is illustrated with 22 black and white photographs and engravings throughout. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and is lacking its spine cover. The text block remains solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 11" x 14" and contains 196 pages, plus an appendix of the photograph plates. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3082

$110
Title: The Story of the Telegraph and a History of the Great Atlantic Cable
Author: Charles F. Briggs and Augustus Maverick
Publisher: Rudd & Carleton
Printing Year: 1858

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth boards with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce, early description of The Great Atlantic Cable, more commonly known as the transatlantic telegraph cable. The work is illustrated with many drawings, and a color-plate fold-out map.

The transatlantic telegraph cable was the first cable used for telegraph communications laid across the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. It crossed from the Telegraph Field, Foilhommerum Bay, Valentia Island, in western Ireland to Heart's Content in eastern Newfoundland. The transatlantic cable bridged North America and Europe, and expedited communication between the two. Whereas it would normally take at least ten days to deliver a message by ship, it now took a matter of minutes by telegraph. Cyrus West Field was the force behind the first transatlantic telegraph cable, attempted unsuccessfully in 1857 and completed on August 5, 1858. Although not considered particularly successful or long-lasting, it was the first transatlantic cable project to yield practical results. The first official telegram to pass between two continents was a letter of congratulation from Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom to the President of the United States James Buchanan on August 16. The cable was destroyed the following month when Wildman Whitehouse applied excessive voltage to it while trying to achieve faster telegraph operation. Other attempts continued until a successful line, until 1866, when a lasting connection was made. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

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 255 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3083

$35
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian pop-up lithograph Valentines shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately ten lithographs, portraying children, puppies, doves, marriage and angels, among other images. The lithographs in this lot show well, with bright colors, and all appear to be complete, with a folded portion on the largest card. Some of the pieces may have been removed from scrapbooks or show other wear indications, including signatures on some of the pieces. 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 3084

$175
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: Hero Qiu Shao Yun
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Shanghai Zhong Hua Printing Factory
Year: 1973
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 21" by 30"

Condition/Details: According to a note accompanying the poster, this vivid poster depicts Qiu Shao Yun (1931-1952), a soldier who "died a heroic death during the war to resist U.S. aggression and aid Korea. The young man was hit by a fire bomb, but he did not move intentionally lest his comrades-in-arm's position be found-out". The stern looking soldier is depicted using dark hues of green and red to portray his soldier's uniform and the flames surrounding him. This poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications, with bright colors. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3085

$25
This unusual collection includes the four large-format promotional portfolios issued by the French film distributor "Unifrance-Film" to document their prolific production throughout the late 1960s. Each portfolio contains a series of 12 folding promotional brochures for films, consisting of a small folding version of the film's official poster on the front, and some related production information on the rear. This collection includes portfolios 65 through 68. These portfolios are overall in good condition, though three of the portfolios are slightly trimmed at the lower right corner. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3086

$80
This lot includes the group 35 original antique illustrations shown in the corresponding image. These pieces share the theme botanicals and plant life and are safely stored in glassine sleeves in a binder. Included in this lot are Victorian lithographs, trade cards and more and includes art by A A Newton and many others. 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: $8.50
Lot 3087

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles by Philip Becker Goetz:

- Poems - Dated 1898 by Philip Becker Goetz - This rare, small volume is listed as one of 400 copies, with tightly bound, uncut pages.
- Kallirrhoe - Dated 1896 by The Peter Paul Book Company - This rare title includes the original dust jacket.
- The Summons of the King, A Play - Dated 1911 by The McDowell Press - This play remains bound in the original paper boards with paper label on the spine, with many uncut pages.
- Lyrics and Meditations - Dated 1925, Privately Printed - This volume remains in the original glacene cover, with tightly bound, uncut pages.

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 3088

$25
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Cordey China Company
Medium: Porcelain Figurine
Year: c1945
Dimensions: Figurine measures approximately 11" tall

Details/Condition: This original piece features a Cordey porcelain figurine, of a Victorian-era society lady, a classic Cordey subject matter. The woman wears a dress covered in painted roses and other flowers, with blue trim at the neckline and under the bust line and a blue ribbon in her hair. Intricate detail is shown in the lace-like sleeves of the dress, in a rose held by the lady and flowers at her feet. The lady's face shows delicate painted features, with bright red lips, blue eyes and rosy cheeks. The woman stands on a white base, with gold detail. The Cordey China Company was founded in 1942 in Trenton, New Jersey, by Boleslaw Cybis. The operation was small with less than a dozen workers. They produced figurines, vases, lamps and similar items, much of which was marketed through gift shops both nationwide and abroad. Though the earlier wares were made of plaster, Cybis soon developed his own formula for a porcelain composition which he called "Papka." Cordey figurines and busts were characterized by old-world charm, Rocco scrolls, delicate floral appliqués, ruffles and real lace which was dipped in liquefied clay to add dimension to the work. Although on rare occasions some items were not numbered or signed, the basic figure was cast both with numbers and the Cordey signature. The molded pieces were then individually decorated and each marked with its own impressed identification number as well as a mark to indicate the artist-decorator. Their numbering system began with 200 and in later years progressed into the 8000's. As can best be established Cordey continued production until sometime in the mid 1950's. Boleslaw Cybis died in 1957, his wife in 1958. (courtesy of www.onlinecollectibles.com) The figurine shows light age/wear, with very minor at the top. The Cordey signature is on the bottom of the figurine, though no number is apparent. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3089

$2800
This lot includes the group of eight early hand-illumined vellum leaves shown in the corresponding image. This material shows vividly with watercolor painting trimmed in gilt accent areas. The subject matter of the three largest panels is Christian, the others feature decorative bordering and designs. The pieces appear to have been trimmed from one or more larger works. The largest, nearly square panels measure approximately 9" x 9" to 11" by 11". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items show beautifully with bright colors and some age/wear indications including crazing and some paint loss to high points and isolated areas. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3090

$375
Title: Verve : Revue Artistique et Littéraire, Volume IV., No. 13
Publisher: Éditions de la Revue Verve
Printing Year: 1945

Condition/Details: Bound in original blank-spined stiff card covers with green and white illustration by Henri Matisse on front dust jacket, this issue of the Verve literary and artistic journal is dedicated to works of Henri Matisse. This vintage French volume includes the single-sided color frontispiece by Matisse. This piece is copiously illustrated with color prints as well as the Angèle Manotte portraits near rear. "Le présent numéro de Verve so le titre 'De La Couleur', réunit des oeuvres de Henri Matisse, exécutées pendant ces quatre dernières années. L'Artiste en a composé la couverture, le frontispiece (La Chute d'Icare), et la page de titre, au cours de l'été 1943. Parallèlement aux reproductions de ses peintures, il nous donne tous les éléments de sa palette. L'ouvrage a été achevé d'imprimer le 8 Novembre 1945 sur les presses des maitres imprimeurs Draeger Frères." - from verso title page. With essays by Matisse and André Rouveyre, as well as an essay on Angèle Lamotte by Adrienne Monnier. The volume shows heavy external age/wear, the blank rear board is loose and the text block nearly disbound. Pages are clean and bright, lacking page 23/24. The book measures approximately 10" x 14". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3091

$375
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Uncredited Chinese Artist
Medium: Painting on Silk
Year: c1800
Dimensions: Frame measures 15.25" by 44.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a Chinese painting on silk by an uncredited artist. The tall painting features several houses and buildings on the bottom left corner behind trees and flowers, and a house towards the top of the painting. The houses are separated by what appear to be rocks, making it appear that the house at the top is on a cliff's edge. The simplicity of this painting helps to create a sense of serenity in the scenery. The painting is framed in a black wooden frame, with silk matting. This piece shows light external age/wear, with some chipping along the edges of the frame. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3092

$45
This lot includes the group of antique photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a small tintype of a father and child and two larger tintypes of a man and a woman, as well as a framed photograph print of Low Dog, a Sioux warrior, taken by David F. Barry at Fort Buford in Dakota Territory, circa 1880. 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: $4.50
Lot 3093

$650
Title: Picasso Sketchbook
Foreword by: Georges Boudaille
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Printing Year: 1960 limited edition

Condition/Details: Spiral bound with green paper wrappers and stored in hard cover buckram folio, this collection of facsimiles of Picasso's sketchbook is a scarce limited edition, limited to one thousand copies, with a foreword by Georges Boudaille. The work is beautifully illustrated with 25 lithographic leaves, with 39 full page facsimiles of Picasso's drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing to the folio boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with bright, clean pages. The book measures approximately 11" x 17". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3094

$60
This lot includes the group of 23 original antique Victorian photos in the corresponding image. These pieces are safely stored in glassine sleeves in a binder. Included in this lot are photos of children, women in Victorian dress, miners, houses, furniture 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: $8.50
Lot 3095

$60
Title: Venus Oceanica
Author: Professor B. Schidloff, Doctor H. Basedow & Doctor W. E. Roth
Publisher: The Oceanica Research Press
Printing Year: 1935 limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in olive cloth with golden flecks and decorative vellum spine backing with explicit bright gilt embossing of nude women, this antique volume is a scarce description of sexuality in the South Seas, with essays on "The Sexual Life of South Sea Natives", "Erotic Rituals of Australian Aboriginals" and "Ethnopornographia". This rare volume is a limited edition, number 302 of 925 "Sold only to adult students of anthropology". The volume discusses the sexual practices among the "primitives" and "savages" of the Pacific, including sexual urges of children, menstruation, chastity, prostitution, incest, sexual hygiene, love dances, erotic songs, aphrodisiacs, marriage and divorce. The work is illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 409 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3096

$45
Title: Social Life in Egypt, A Description of the Country and Its People
Author: Stanley Lane-Poole
Publisher: J. S. Virture and Co.
Printing Year: c1890

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing and gilt edged pages, this antique volume is a scarce early description of Egypt written by British orientalist and archaeologist Stanley Lane-Poole. The work is illustrated with many steel and wood engravings throughout, depicting various activities and scenery of Egyptian life. This volume is a supplement to Picturesque Palestine.

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 light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 10" x 12.5" and contains 136 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3097

$55
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately ten Valentine card lithographs, including five pop-up lithographs 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 3098

$35
This shelf lot includes the 53 volume collection of crime, mystery and detective paperbacks from publishers including Avon, Bantam and Signet shown in the corresponding image(s). These vintage pulp stories from the 1940's and 50's are written by the likes of Mickey Spillane, Leslie Charteris, Erle Stanley Gardner and Agatha Christie and features characters such as Hercule Poirot, Perry Mason and Simon Templar, The Saint. 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: $12.50
Lot 3099

$275
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Uncredited Artist
Medium: Soapstone Seals
Dimensions: Measures approximately 4" wide by 10.5" tall

Details/Condition: This pair of intricately detailed, original carved soapstone seals depict a Chinese foo dog approximately 4.5" tall, sitting upon a solid base 6" tall, with a seal on the bottom side. The foo dogs are surrounded by smaller creatures on their paws and body.

Chinese seal carvings are an ancient art that combines calligraphy and engraving. Chinese seal carvings, or Chinese name stamps, evolved from a practical need to be able to affix a signature to documents and carvings. But these custom stamps became an art form as well as a practical devise, with its intricate Chinese calligraphy and beautiful carvings. Chinese seal carving started in ancient Chinese times, during the Qin dynasty (221-210 B.C). The Chinese seal carving was originally used as an imperial seal – a seal used by the emperor to, in effect, put his stamp of approval on documents. After this dynasty, another type of seal developed, used for non-official use by private individuals as a personalized stamp. Chinese seal carvings became a symbol of power and authority. The custom stamp was used to denote proof of commercial trading. The carving was used extensively by important business owners and members of the imperial council, the ruling class of people. Today Chinese carved seals are still used. Many business people use specially designed seals as their Chinese name stamp, to indicate their reliability as business people and to confirm their identity. (courtesy of www.char4u.com)

Foo Dogs are the ancient sacred dogs of Asia who guard Buddhist temples. The association between these dogs and Buddha is one of great significance. Foo Dogs have the appearance of a lion. The lion in Buddhist religion is seen as sacred, and has sometimes been offered to Buddha as a sacrifice. The name given to these guardians originates from China. The Chinese word for Buddha is Fo, which led to the original title– “Dog of Fo”. Foo Dogs can be traced as early as the Han Dynasty. Their first appearance was in Chinese art, which dates back to approximately 208 BC to about 221 AD. Foo Dogs vanished for nearly 400 years after their first appearance. They later returned in the T’ang Dynasty that was in power from 618 to 917 AD. Foo Dogs were popular because of their meaning. The Lion is a creature of the feline race that is known as the proud master of all cats. Its introduction into Chinese art coincided with Buddhism. The Foo Dog was the protector of sacred buildings and a defender of law.
Foo Dog artwork varied. Buddha was sometimes depicted on the back of the great beast, but Foo Dogs are more often displayed in a powerful guarding position. The Foo Dog comes in many shapes, sizes, different materials, and colors. Their faces have a mischievous and almost devilish look about them; and their eyes are normally wide open with a tiny speck in the middle. This threatening appearance is what gives the idea that they guard against evil spirits. The Foo Dog is also known as the Celestial Dog, and the Happiness Dog. The animal is a symbol of energy and value, and is often displayed in a male/female pair. (courtesy of asianartmall.com) The pair of seals available in our auction show some age/wear indications, with chipping to portions of the foo dogs and the smaller creatures around them. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 3100

$40
Title: Poems
Author: Tho. Randolph
Publisher: F. Bowman
Printing Year: 1668

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative leather board with gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this miniature antique volume is a scarce early copy of a collection of poems by Thomas Randolph (1605-1635), an English poet and dramatist. The title page shows this volume contains the Muses Looking Glass and Amyntas "where unto is added The Jealous Lovers". This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with the front board detached. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 3.5" x 5.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3101

$175
This lot includes the 19th century Chinese vase shown in the corresponding image(s). This large cream colored vase, measuring approximately 15" tall, with a 5.5" diameter, provides two pictures of classic Chinese men, the first depicting warriors in decorative battle dress with swords and the second portraying two men reading a scroll. The pictures are surrounded by intricately detailed flowers and patterns. The vase shows well, with bright colors and gilt detailing. There is a crack at the top edge, going down approximately a quarter of the height on the inside of the vase. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 3102

$60
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Hendrik D. Kruseman Van Elten
Medium: Engraving
Year: c1870
Dimensions: Frame measures 17.5" by 22.75"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a black and white riverside engraving by the renowned Dutch landscape artist Hendrik D. Kruseman Van Elten, with signature in the plate and an original signature below the engraving. This engraving in the realist style features detailed trees and plants along the side of a river, with birds flying above the water and land in the distance. Trained by the Dutch painter Cornelis Lieste, Van Elten (1823-1904) spent his career traveling throughout Amsterdam, Arnhem, Germany, Switzerland and Brussels, where he was a member of the Société d'Artistes Belges. In 1865 he settled in New York, where he gained fame as an etcher. In 1897, after a 32 year stay in America, he finally returned to Europe and settled in Paris, the city where he died in 1904. Van Elten was well known for his landscapes, many of which were done in oil, as well as his etchings and lithographs. This piece, matted in a simple brown frame, shows light age/wear, with some age-toning to the engraving and what appears to be water markings and mold on the top left hand corner of the matting. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3103

$35
This lot includes the group of original antique hand-tinted engravings shown in the corresponding image(s). These engravings are all portraits of ladies in matching oval black and gold frames. The soft colors in the engravings show well, with hues of blues and pinks. 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: $11.50
Lot 3104

$90
Title: The Encyclopedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition
Publisher: Cambridge University
Printing Year: 1910
Number of Volumes: Complete 29 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with three quarter leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is considered one of the most well respected editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica. The eleventh edition (1910–1911) marked the beginning of the encyclopedia's transition from a British to an American publication. Though it is generally perceived as a quintessentially British work, the eleventh edition had substantial American influences, not only in the increased amount of American and Canadian content, but also in the efforts made to give it a more popular tone. American marketing methods also assisted sales. Some 11% of the contributors were American, and a New York office was established to run that side of the enterprise. Some articles were written by the best-known scholars of the day, such as Edmund Gosse, J. B. Bury, Algernon Charles Swinburne, John Muir, Peter Kropotkin, T. H. Huxley and William Michael Rossetti. Among the then lesser-known contributors were some who would later become distinguished, such as Ernest Rutherford and Bertrand Russell. The 1911 edition for the first time included a number of female contributors, with 34 women contributing articles to the edition. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
The eleventh edition's articles are still of value and interest to modern readers and scholars, especially as a cultural artifact: the British Empire was at its very height, imperialism was largely unchallenged, much of the world was still ruled by monarchs, and the horrors of the modern world wars were still in the future. They are an invaluable resource for topics dropped from modern encyclopedias, particularly in biography and the history of science and technology. As a literary text, the encyclopedia holds value as a voice of early 20th-century prose. For example, it employs literary devices, such as the pathetic fallacy, which are not as common in modern texts. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This work is illustrated with drawings and tables throughout. The ex-library volumes were in the reference section of the library, and show some mild external age/wear, with some boards detached. Overall, the volumes appear to have solidly bound lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 9" x 12". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $197.50
Lot 3105

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique nautical maps from the United States Department of Commerce:

- New York Bay and Harbor - Dated 1907 - Map No. 120
- Port Jefferson Long Island - Dated 1909 - Map No. 3614 - Stamp stating "Lights, Beacons and Buoys corrected for information received to Aug 8 - 1911
- Long Island Sound, Western Part - Dated 1915 - Map No. 1213

Unless otherwise noted, the maps in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, including age-toned paper, with some rubbing and water markings. The maps vary in size. 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 3106

$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: Increase the Number of Militiamen, All People are Soldiers
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Hua Bei Militiaman Publishing Department
Year: 1978
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This bright, vivid poster was a commemorative poster of the twentieth anniversary of Chairman Mao's instruction on "Increasing or making more Militiamen", printed in 1978 after the death of Mao Tse-Tung in 1976. The poster portrays a young man holding a weapon, with a long line of militiamen carrying weapons along the bottom edge of the poster. The man is depicted in front of a light blue background, with hues of pink and red behind his arm. This poster shows beautifully, with bright colors. The poster, covered in plastic, has very minor water markings along the edges and some creasing at the top left edge. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3107

$10
Title: History of the English People
Author: John Richard Green
Publisher: Lovell, Coryell & Company
Printing Year: c1910
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set provides a detailed description of the English people during Early England times (449-1071) through Modern England times (1760-1815). The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and other illustrations. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.75" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3108

$130
Title: Quotations from Chairman Mao
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Publisher: Central Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Beijing)
Printing Year: 1964 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in original printed wrappers, this volume is a rare first issue of the second most printed book in the world after the Bible. It is estimated that 5 billion copies were published between 1964 and 2009, the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. This earliest version collates with only 30 chapters, afterwards expanded to 33 chapters by August 1965. It contains extracts from Mao's speeches and published essays and was originally intended for high-ranking military officials, those in red vinyl binding for brigade teams of up to eight men and used for nightly study sessions. Copies in printed wrappers were issued first because there were delays in manufacturing the more durable red vinyl bindings.

An unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Mao in September 1971 was attributed to Lin Bao, Mao's designated and constitutional successor and comrade-in-arms. To eradicate his name from modern Chinese history, owners were ordered by the government to tear out Lin's printed endorsement at the front of every copy of "Quotations." That endorsement/preface have been excised from this copy, in typical fashion. All copies of the "Little Red Book" published from 1971 onwards omitted these pages.

The book is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Chairman Mao. The volume shows some external age/wear, with secure original wrappers and spine, the binding is tight and the pages are bright and clean. The book measures approximately 4" x 5 1/2" and contains 250 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3109

$10
This lot includes the several pieces of Chinese ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes two pirated drawings of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and a pirated drawing of Kewpie Dolls living in a shoe. The lot also includes a copy of The Lee Sheng English Weekly from November 10, 1946. These items are stored in a protective sleeve for papers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3110

$110
This lot includes the group of five original antique photographs by Charles A. Farrell shown in the corresponding image(s), portraying the hands of a wood carver, a woman's hand holding a cigarette, two photographs labeled as the Orton Plantation and one from an uncredited plantation. Several of these photographs include handwritten titles and Charles Farrell's name. This is one of several lots of photographs from Charles Farrell in today's auction, see lots 3174, 3230 and 3266 for more details.

Charles Anderson Farrell was born in Yadkin County, North Carolina in 1893. After graduating from Wake Forest College, Farrell worked in his father Andrew Jackson Farrell's photography studio in Winston-Salem. In 1919, Farrell began working for the Eastman Kodak Company as a technical representative. Farrell married Anne McKaughan on February 5, 1921. Charles A. Farrell worked for the Greensboro Daily News, and according to his obituary, was the first professional photographer on staff at the newspaper. The Farrells opened a photographic studio and camera and art supply store in Greensboro called The Art Shop. Between 1933 and 1944, Charles Farrell contributed photographs to five books printed by the University of North Carolina Press, including the popular book Tobe, the story of a young African American boy during the 1930s. Farrell took a significant number of photographs of life in North Carolina, including photographs of Onslow County fishermen to document traditional coastal life, Native Americans, aviation-related scenes, including pictures of Charles Lindbergh in Greensboro, and more. (courtesy of North Carolina State Archives)

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: $8.50
Lot 3111

$80
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 includes trade cards for soaps, shoes, sewing machines, teas, cocoas, and jewelers among other products. The pieces in this lot show well, with 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
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