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Lot 3112

$120
Title: Machu Picchu
Author: Michael Andrews
Publisher: Bombshelter Press
Printing Year: 1978 limited, signed edition

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth boards and stored in a wooden tongue & groove slipcase, this limited collection of unbound poems were inspired by Machu Picchu from the authors own experience. This volume is number 44 of 100 signed by the author. The work is illustrated with many mounted photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10.5" x 13.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3113

$120
Title: Italian Doorways, Measured Drawings and Photographs
Author: Charles B. McGrew
Publisher: J. H. Jansen
Printing Year: 1929

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume provides an illustrated view of the doorways throughout Italy. The work is illustrated with nearly 200 photographs and drawings of doorways in the major cities of Italy. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10" x 14" and contains 194 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3114

$10
Title: The Story of Modern Progress
Author: Willis Mason West
Publisher: Allyn and Bacon
Printing Year: 1920

Condition/Details: Bound in library-issued marbled boards with three quarter leather and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early look at modern progress, discussing the progress during ancient times, the Reformation, the 17th century, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the Victorian Age, and the New Age. The work is illustrated with many photographs and engravings. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and the spine cover is detached along the front board. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and contains 701 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3115

$20
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Otto Frohlich (German, 1869-1940)
Medium: Original Engraving
Year: undated
Dimensions: Sheet measures 13.5" by 18.75"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a bearded, possibly Asian man waving his arms and a wand in front of a group of frogs on lilly pads in a pond. The piece is signed in the plate by renowned artist Otto Frohlich and again in pencil outside the plate. The work shows beautifully with only light age/wear to the sheet, concentrated at the extremities. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3116

$225
This single issue lot features the following issue:

Title: The Haunt of Fear
Publisher: EC Comics
Issue Number: 16 (Second Issue)
Issue Date: 1950

Notes: A great early example of the classic and controversial EC Comics horror line of the 1950's. This issue features a classic Johnny Craig cover and the stories Vampire art by Johnny Craig; Horror-Ahead, art by Wally Wood; The Killer in the Coffin by Ghastly Graham Ingalls; and The Mummy's Return by Jack Kamen featuring the first appearance of the Old Witch. This comic was very well cared-for and is in impressive, intact condition with only very light age/wear indications. A great candidate for CGC grading The second issue of Haunt of Fear, although it is numbered 16. The first issue of Haunt of Fear was a title change from an EC Western comic book series, Gunfighter and was numbered 15 where Gunfighter ended. In the early 1950s, comic book publishers, seeking to save money on postage permits, would frequently change titles of their comics rather than start new ones. The numbering was reset after issue 17 when the United States Post Office requested that the fourth issue actually be numbered No. 4 rather than No.18, making this the first of two #16's in the series. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3117

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage and antique titles on the history of theology:

- Barhebraeu's Scholia on the Old Testament Edited by Martin Sprengling and William Creighton Graham - Dated 1931 by The University of Chicago Press - This oversized volume is Part I: Genesis - II Samuel. The front free endpaper is signed by W.H. Worrell, a professor of Semitics at Yale in the 1920s-30s.
- Documents of Jewish Sectaries by S. Schechter - Dated 1910 by Cambridge University Press - This large volume begins with Volume II: Fragments of the Book of the Commandments by Anan, with Volume I: Fragments of a Zadokite Work in the second half of the book.
- The Original Hebrew of a Portion of Ecclesiasticus Edited by A. E. Cowley and Ad. Neubauer - Dated 1897 by Oxford Clarendon Press - Includes an early versions and an English translation.
- The Dead Sea Scrolls of St. Mark's Monastery by Millar Burrows - Dated 1950 by The American Schools of Oriental Research - Two volumes, with the second volume containing plates.


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


Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3118

$10
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Uncredited
Medium: Chalkware Statues
Year: c1960
Dimensions:Measure approximately 27" tall

Details/Condition: These original vintage chalkware statues feature a young peasant boy and girl, both of whom are barefoot, standing at the base of a tree and dressed simply. The boy has a hat full of cherries and has taken a break from picking to sample one, as the girl peers over at him with the edge of her dress in her mouth. These statues are in fine condition, with the simple paint showing beautifully, expressing the quaintness of their lives. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 3119

$45
This lot includes the group of original antique botanical engravings shown in the corresponding image. This material includes nine 18th and/or 19th century botanical engravings, most in color, excised from various books. The flowers in this lot show well with bright greens, blues, purples and yellows. The pages show some age/wear indications, with age-toned pages, some water markings, and chipping to the edges of the pages. 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: $00
Lot 3120

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage and antique estate titles:

- Death in the Air by Agatha Christie - Dated 1935 by Dodd, Mead & Company - First American edition.
- American Art Annual Edited by Florence N. Levy - Dated 1914 by American Federation of Arts
- Asterix Et Les Goths - Dated 1963 by Dargaud - French comic book.
- Ohio Indian Trails by Frank N. Wilcox- Dated 1933 by The Gates Press - The front board of this volume is cracked at the seam of the spine.
- The Secret Doctrine, Volume III: Occultism by H. P. Blavatsky - Dated 1897 by The Theosophical Book Concern - The front board of this volume is cracked at the seam of the spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3121

$20
Title: Works of J. Fennimore Cooper
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: Peter Fenelon Collier
Printing Year: c1900
Number of Volumes: Complete 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in decorative green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of Cooper's works, including The Deerslayer, Last of the Mohicans, and many more. Multiple pieces are in each volume. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and engravings.

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales, featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece.

The volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper. The books measure approximately 7" x 10.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 3122

$140
This lot includes the group of 18 original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Labor, Farming, Animal, Angels, Paradise Lost. 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: $7.50
Lot 3123

$25
Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Editor: W. J. McGee
Publisher: The Society
Printing Year: 1890-1907
Number of Volumes: Complete 18 volume set

Notes: Bound in library-issued marbled boards with three quarter leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the bulletins of the Geological Society of America, from 1889-1907, bound in 18 volumes. The work is illustrated throughout with photographs and illustrations. The ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with portions of the spine covers lacking on several volumes and some front/rear boards detached. Overall, the volumes appear to remain solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.75" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $53.50
Lot 3124

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of three complete antique stereo viewers shown in the corresponding image(s). One of the viewers is on a stand, unusual for these typically handheld viewers. The two handheld viewers are decorative, with intricate designs on the viewers. These viewers are complete, with handle and both pieces of glass in each. These viewers show a 3D image when viewing a stereo view card. This is one of several lots of stereo viewers and stereo view cards in today's auction, see lots 3142, 3166 and 3176 for more information. 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: $8.50
Lot 3125

$60
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately fifty Victorian lithographs and other ephemera, portraying flowers, birds, young children, Christian scenes and much more. The lithographs include several delicate die-cut pieces, and several cards in German showing winter scenes. Also in this lot are trade cards for companies such as the St. Louis Beef Canning Company, the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company's, Singer Manufacturing Co., and Niagara Corn Starch, among other products. The lithographs in this lot show well, with bright colors. There is one pop-up die-cut Valentine card that is lacking the head of the boy. 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 3126

$45
Title: The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure
Printing Year: 1800

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early compilation of this English magazine, with volumes from July through December of 1800, "containing essays of various subjects of general literature and times, interesting communications on the several branches of the arts and sciences and selections from the most valuable books and eminent literary journals". This volume contains essays pertaining to music, Scottish peasantry, naval intelligence, Pennsylvania laws, the Birman Empire and ladies' dress, among many other topics. This volume shows external age/wear. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, the volume is lacking its front and rear free endpapers, and the previous owner's signature is on the inside of the front board. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.5" and contains 472 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3128

$275
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: Learn From Da Qing In Industry
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Jiang Xi Province People's Publishing House
Year: 1972
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 21" by 30"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster depicts young soldiers in a fighting stance, against a yellow background, with a man's face portrayed in the top left corner, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. The poster portrays two soldiers in the foreground holding weapons, and several in the background. Da Qing was founded in 1959 for the workers extracting oil and gas from the rich Da Qing oilfields and was advocated as a model in industry, praised by Mao when he declared "in industry, learn from Da Qing" in the 1960s. 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 3129

$15
Title: The Square Dance, including Round Dances, Quadrilles, Novelties and Mixers
Publisher: Chicago Park District
Printing Year: 1940

Condition/Details: Bound in paper wrappers, with spiral binding, this vintage volume provides a description of square dancing and quadrilles, with chapters on the fundamental movements, suggestions for calls, and call explanations. This volume was compiled by the Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration of the State of Illinois. The work is illustrated with photographs and drawings of the dance steps. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11" and contains 243 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3130

$25
This lot includes the group of 28 original antique illustrations shown in the corresponding image. These pieces share the theme of children with pets and animals and are safely stored in glassine sleeves in a binder. Included in this lot are Victorian lithographs, trade cards, a die cut standee 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 3131

$90
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Year: c1840
Dimensions: Frame measures 13" by 17"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an original watercolor of a Japanese girl washing her hair by renowned artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi. The girl is surrounded by Japanese writing.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (ca. 1797 - April 14, 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting and belonged to the Utagawa school. Ukiyo-e is a genre of Japanese woodblock prints (or woodcuts) and paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries, featuring motifs of landscapes, tales from history, the theatre, and pleasure quarters. It is the main artistic genre of woodblock printing in Japan. Usually the word ukiyo is literally translated as "floating world" in English, referring to a conception of an evanescent world, impermanent, fleeting beauty and a realm of entertainments (kabuki, courtesans, geisha) divorced from the responsibilities of the mundane, everyday world; "pictures of the floating world", i.e. ukiyo-e, are considered a genre unto themselves. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This piece, in a brown wooden frame, shows well, with bright colors on age-toned paper. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3132

$10
Title: Report and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Publisher: David Atwood
Printing Year: 1882-1915
Number of Volumes: Complete 21 volume set

Notes: This antique set is a scarce collection of works from Wisconsin's historical society, with documentations from the mid-17th century through the early 20th century. The volumes have various bindings, with eight of the volumes bound in brown cloth, one volume bound in green cloth, seven volumes bound in black cloth and five volumes bound in blue cloth, all with gilt embossing. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with wear to the boards and spines. The volumes overall are solidly bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 3133

$45
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Jean-Baptiste Pillement (French, 1728-1808)
Medium: Original Engraving
Year: 1770
Dimensions: Sheet measures 21" by 16.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a Chinese scene with a group of people under and around a gazebo-style structure. The in-plate caption cites the work as having been pulled in London in 1770 and lists J. Pillement as the artist. A typed caption on the outside matte adds this text: "Das neue Kleid. Aus der Stichfolge 'Chinesische Hüttenby'."

Jean-Baptiste Pillement (Lyon, 24 May 1728 – Lyon, 26 April 1808) was a painter and designer, known for his exquisite and delicate landscapes, but whose importance lies primarily in the engravings done after his drawings, and their influence in spreading the Rococo style and particularly the taste for chinoiserie throughout Europe.
Pillement had an unusually cosmopolitan career. In 1743, at the age of 15, he moved from Lyon to Paris where he was employed as an apprentice designer at the Gobelin factory. In 1745 he left for Spain, where he remained for 5 years. There he found employment in various cities as both a designer and painter. A landscape dated 1748 reveals rustic themes he was to repeat often: sun bathed shepherds leading their goats and sheep to a cascading stream, a water mill, rocky elevations covered in lush vegetation, and the poeticized relics of an ancient bridge. In 1750, at the age of 22, he moved to Lisbon, where he enjoyed continuing success. The lure of travel compelled him to decline an offer to become First Painter to King Joseph of Portugal, and in 1754 he left Lisbon for London.
Pillement then spent eight years in England, fully exploiting the English taste for landscapes. There he was inspired by the paintings of, among others, Nicolaes Berchem. During this period he became acquainted with David Garrick, the famous actor, and his Austrian wife Eva Maria Weigel, who became avid collectors of his work. In 1763 Pillement then traveled to Vienna, where he was employed at the Imperial Court of Maria Theresa and Francis I. In 1765 he left Vienna for Warsaw, where his many projects included decorating the Royal Castle in Warsaw and the Ujazdowski Castle, his largest project, commissioned by Stanisław August Poniatowski. He also later worked in Saint Petersburg, the Piedmont, Milan, Rome and Venice. From 1768 to 1780, Pillement again worked in France, where he was employed by Marie Antoinette in the Petit Trianon. During the years 1780 through 1789 he was once again on the Iberian Peninsula, and in 1789 moved to Pézenas in the Languedoc. In 1800 he returned to Lyon, where he continued to paint while also designing for the silk industry and giving lessons in the Academy founded by Napoleon. He remained in his native Lyon until his death in 1808.
Pillement's illustrations are a mixture of fantastic birds, flora & fauna, large human figures and chinoiserie. His designs were used by engravers and decorators on porcelain and pottery, but also on textiles, wallpaper and silver. Pillement had discovered in 1764 a new method of printing on silk with fast colours (recorded in his Memoirs). One of his prime vehicles was the single print marketed independently of an album. He published many albums, one is: Νvre de fleurs, ornements, cartouches, figures et sujets chinois (1776). (courtesy of wikipedia)

The work shows well with some age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. Some tears have been closed with archival tape and there is some toning/marks that is concentrated at the edges. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3134

$80
This shelf lot includes the 22 volume collection of Mystery and Detective digest sized paperbacks shown in the corresponding image(s). These classic pulp stories from the 1940's are written by the likes of Dashiell Hammett, Ellery Queen, Rex Stout, Elliot Paul and Agatha Christie and features titles such as Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, A Dashiell Hammett Detective, The Saint's Choice, Death Rides Tandemand I'll Hate Myself in the Morning. 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 3135

$45
Title: Life of Dr. Samuel Johnson and Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
Author: James Boswell
Publisher: Doubleday, Page and Company
Printing Year: 1922
Number of Volumes: Complete 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown paper boards with ivory parchment spine cover and black and red spine label, this antique set is a complete biography of the British author Samuel Johnson. This set is a limited edition, limited to 785 copies, of which 35 were not for sale.

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was a British author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". This biography of Dr. Johnson has been called "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes include the brown dust jackets, though the jackets show wear, with portions lacking or torn. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.75" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3136

$225
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: Work Hard to Enhance the Theory Level of Marxism
Artist: uncredited
Printer: The Shan Xi People's Publishing House
Year: 1977
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 21" by 30"

Condition/Details: This bright, vivid poster from China depicts a student, worker and soldier reading Chairman Mao's Selected Works. This poster was used to promote the fifth volume of the work. The poster uses strong shades of red to portray the book and the background. The poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications, with a small tear on the bottom edge. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3137

$60
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately fifteen lithographs, including several Valentine cards. The lot includes several pop-up lithographs; an intricately detailed calendar in the shape of a fan; 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 3138

$30
Title: The Public Records of the State of Connecticut
Compiled by: Charles J. Hoadly
Publisher: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company
Printing Year: 1894-1922
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in navy boards with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the public records of Connecticut. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 9.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3139

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of antique travel and exploration titles:

- Explorations in Bible Lands During the 19th Century by H. V. Hilprecht - Dated 1903 by A. J. Holman and Company - This volume includes several fold-out maps in the pockets of the front and rear boards.
- A Century of Excavation in Palestine by R. A. S. Macalister - Dated c1925 by The Religious Tract Society
- Mogreb-El-Acksa, A Journey in Morocco by R. B. Cunninghame Graham - Dated 1930 by National Travel Club - Special Limited Edition
- Across the Jordan: Being An Exploration and Survey of Part of Hauran and Jaulan by Gottlieb Schumacher - Dated 1886 by Richard Bentley and Son - Includes fold-out map facing the title page.
- Early Travels to Palestine by Thomas Wright - Dated 1848 by Henry G. Bohn - This volume shows some wear, with the front board and spine covers detached.
- Memorials of the Hon. Ion Keith-Falconer by Rev. Robert Sinker - Dated 1888 by Deighton, Bell and Co.


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


Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 3140

$45
This lot includes the vibrant collection of antique and vintage Chinese manufacturer's labels shown in the corresponding image(s). The labels and advertisements are for a variety of products, including biscuits, soap, fabrics, dyes, fireworks, cigarettes, dry goods, department stores, toothpaste, and much more. These items are from 1920s-1960s China and show beautifully, with bright colors throughout. 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: $6.50
Lot 3142

$55
This shelf lot includes approximately 90 stereo view cards shown in the corresponding image(s). These cards display a variety of sceneries, including waterfalls, forests, monuments, native peoples, and more. These cards produce a 3D image when viewed through a stereo viewer. This is one of several lots of stereo viewers and stereo view cards in today's auction, see lots 3124, 3166 and 3176 for more information. 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: $8.50
Lot 3143

$130
This lot includes the group of antique Japanese artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection includes five pieces of Japanese artwork, including watercolors and color engravings portraying various scenes of Japanese life. The pieces portray a man fighting two women; two men under a tree; a bright fishing scene; a man blowing glass; and two men weaving. 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: $6.50
Lot 3144

$80
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: George Schreiber
Medium: Print
Year: c1945
Dimensions: Frame measures 21" by 17"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a signed print of renowned artist Georges Schreiber's work Haying, portraying the laborious work of haying, with two farmers, one in the forefront piling hay and the other on top of the hay stack, as well as a horse-drawn wagon in the background and a dark, cloudy sky. The work is framed in a matted, simple black frame. Schreiber (1904-1977) was born in Brussels, Belgium, but after studying art in Berlin, London, Rome, Paris and Florence, moved in 1928 to the United States where he died in New York. His works have been exhibited in a number of major American museums, and collections of his works can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, The Whitney Museum, and the Museum of the City of New York. His style changed over the years. Thus, in the 40's his art could be definitely placed in the American Regionalism movement, but in the 60's his work, though still figurative, moved towards the ethereally abstract. (courtesy of Art at the Center) The work shows light age/wear, with age-toning to the print and minor chipping to the black frame. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3145

$90
Map Title:Hudson River, From New York to Haverstraw
Superintendent: C. P. Patterson
Publisher: United States Coast Survey
Printing Year: 1879
Dimensions: 25" x 41.5"

Condition/Details: This original antique nautical map from the US government provides a view of the Hudson River, from New York to Haverstraw. At the top of the map, it is listed as No. 370, Plate No. 1034. Locations listed on the map include Brooklyn, Newtown, Westchester, Yonkers, Tappan Sea, and Sing Sing, among many other towns, landmarks and more. The map shows some light age/wear including toning, spotting and some water markings. There is a two inch tear along the center of one of the folds. The map includes a stamp stating "Aids to Navigation corrected for information received to...1901". 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 3146

$15
Title: The Plays of Moliere
Translated by: A. R. Waller
Publisher: Edinburgh
Printing Year: 1907
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in tan cloth with red spines, deckled pages and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of Moliere's plays in French and English. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The ex-library volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
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