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Lot 3147

$35
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 from 1867-1890, 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 3395 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 3148

$30
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: Cotton Doctor
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Zhong Hua Shu Ju Shanghai Printing Factory
Year: 1966
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This bright vivid poster depicts young women farmers surrounding a cotton doctor who is teaching them about the cotton, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. The poster uses bright colors to depict the happy women farmers in bright outfits of yellow, red, pink and blue. 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 3149

$50
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately thirty 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, sewing machines, seeds, a confectionary, bicycles, thread, and clothing, 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
Lot 3150

$90
Description: Folio of Engravings
Printing Year: c1850

Condition/Details: Carefully stored in a stiff paper folio, this volume includes a set of antique full-page engravings. The work lacks a title page or indication of where the book comes from, though it is possibly a sample book from a printing house. The engravings depict a variety of topics related to architecture, tools, lab equipment, animals, anatomy and more. The volume shows age/wear, with well bound, age-toned pages, with some water markings. The book measures approximately 9" x 11.5" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3151

$30
Title: Memoirs of the Embassy of the Marshal de Bassompierre to the Court of England in 1626
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1819

Condition/Details: Bound in paper boards with three quarters cloth and spine label, this antique volume provides the memoirs and biography of the Marshal de Bassompierre. The ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 9" and contains 154 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3152

$30
This lot includes the group of 49 original antique illustrations shown in the corresponding image. These pieces share the theme Professions including Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, EMT’s, POLICE, Firemen and Teachers and are safely stored in glassine sleeves in a binder. Included in this lot are:

1. Lady Physician –Harpers weekly 18661. Lady Physician –Harpers weekly 1866
2. Small Pox vaccinating Leslies -1885
3. Dispensary (RX) Circa 1880
4. Lecture in Chemistry –Graphic 1886
5. Country Doctor Leslie’s -1890
6. Nurse “Rockwell” -1939
7. Mennen’s Toilet Powder ad circa 1880
8. Ambulance/EMT Liverpool –Graphic 1886
9. Ambulance/EMT –Scientific American 1896
10. Ambulance call –dog circa 1880
11. Ambulance Central Park NY circa 1890
12. Police –Fire alarm –Harpers Weekly 1889
13. Gattling Gun for Police Service Scientific American 1892
14. Mounted Police NY Circa 1890
15. Police of New York 1877 –Scribner’s
16. Crossing Broadway 1870 Harper’s Weekly
17. Crossing Broadway -1872 Graphic
18. Nursing 1919
19. Visit to the Dentist 1895 Philadelphia Inquirer
20. Nursing –Florence Nightingale 1855 Illustrated London News
21. Young Nurses (2) Scribner’s circa 1890 & The Nurse’s Story Harper’ Circa 1890
22. Patients (misc.) London hospital Circa 1900
23. Pharmacy (2) 1869/1873 Harper’s Weekly
24. Nurse Training St.Petersburgh 1877 Graphic
25. Nurse (A Real Santa Claus) London News 1909
26. Red Cross Nurse 1870 Graphic
27. Children’s Hospital Prince/Princess of Wales 1890 London News
28. Florence Nightingale Portrait 1882
29. Dentist advertisement 1790 Columbian Centinel Greenwood Geo. Washington’s dentist?
30. Street dentist Scribner’s 1870
31. Dentist Waiting Room/ The First Tooth (2) Leslie’s circa 1890
32. New York Hospital Scribner’s 1878
33. ‘The Teacher’s Coming’ Emmanuel Spitzer pinx. Circa 1880
34. The Woodland School Ladies Home Journal 1920
35. God Bless Our School 1872 Currier and Ives
36. How Home Kitchens can answer one school problem McCall’s 1923
37. ‘Knowledge is Power’ N. Rockwell Sat. Eve. Post Cover 1917
38. The Shrinking of Kingman’s field Scribner’s circa 1900
39. One Room Schoolhouse circa 1920
40. A City Mission School Harper’s 1874
41. ‘Caught in the Act’ 1886
42. Classroom daydreamer Successful Farming 1917
43. School Spelling Bee out West 1876 Frank Leslie’s
44. Math Problem Harper’s Weekly 1913
45. Fire Escape School Drill 1877 Leslie’s
46. Industrial Education New York 1886 Leslie’s
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: $16.50
Lot 3153

$45
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a variety of excised pages from magazines and newspapers, as well as full magazines and catalogs. Magazines in this lot include Harper's Weekly, Frank Leslie's Illustrated, Playboy and much more. 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: $18.50
Lot 3154

$15
Title: Universum, A Review Of Czechoslovak Literature and Arts
Printing Year: 1966-1970

Condition/Details: Bound in library-issued maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this vintage collection contains issues two through eight of Universum, with the original fold-out front and rear wrappers. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings portraying Czechoslovak literature, artwork, plays, films and more. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3155

$10
Title: The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray
Author: William M. Thackeray
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1898
Number of Volumes: 11 volume set (of 13)

Notes: Bound in decorative blue cloth with a navy design on the front and rear boards and bright gilt embossing on the spine, this antique set is a collection of works by William Thackeray, with eleven of the thirteen volumes, including his well known work Vanity Fair. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits, and engravings throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 3156

$50
Title: Old England, A Pictorial Museum Of Regal, Ecclesiastical, Baronial, Municipal, And Popular Antiquities
Publisher: Charles Knight & Co
Printing Year: 1845

Condition/Details: Bound in half black leather with green cloth and raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce folio containing both volumes in one book with a description of the history of England covering the period from before the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the end of King George II's reign in 1760. Illustrated with 24 illuminated engravings on color plates and some 2500 smaller b&w engravings The volume shows external age/wear lacking bottom inch of spine leather, includes detached front and rear boards. Solidly bound with lightly toned pages and minimal discoloration. The book measures approximately 10" x 13" and contains 392 pages in the first volume and 386 in the second. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3157

$40
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Ludwig Peter Kowalski (German, 1891-1967)
Medium: Signed Lithograph Print
Year: 1928
Dimensions: Sheet measures 18.25" by 23.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a dark-haired woman shown in profile, by renowned artist Ludwig Peter Kowalski and is signed and dated in the lower right corner.

Kowalski created the round window in the Berlin Kaiser Friedrich Memorial Church and was artistic companion and close friend of the expressionist, Otto Mueller. He graduated from the Academy of Art and Crafts in Breslau under Hans Poelzig and from 1914 to 1918 he served as a frontline soldier in the First World War. He made several study trips to Italy which influenced him greatly, both personally and artistically. In 1927 he became head of the department of study at the Wroclaw Academy, where he was dismissed in 1934 by the Nazis as he was considered undesirable. In 1945 he fled from Breslau to pursue his painting and after 1949, he lived in Berlin. He created a number of glass windows and other large-scale glass works of art. Ludwig Peter Kowalski was a member of the Artists Association of Silesia and the German Artist Federation, together with Otto Mueller. (courtesy of wikipedia)

The work shows very well with light age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3158

$90
This lot includes a pair of original, antique oil-on-board still life paintings of pansies shown in the corresponding image(s). Both of these works portray the delicateness of the pansy flowers, with intricate details to portray the colorful petals. These pieces are decoratively framed in gilt plaster frames, in beautiful condition. 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: $14.50
Lot 3159

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage Arabic history titles:

- Chrestomathy of Arabic Prose-Pieces by Dr. R. Brunnow - Dated 1895 by Reuther & Beichard - Front board is split from the text block.
- Ibn Iyas, Histoire Des Mamlouks Circassiens, Tome II (872-906) by Gaston Wiet - Dated 1945 by L'Institut Francais D'Archeologie Orientale - This French work is volume II, bound in original paper wrappers.
- Tetraeuangelium Sanctum by Philippus Edwardus Pusey - Dated 1901 by E. Typographeo Clarendoniano
- Carmina Muhammadis Ubaidallahi F. dicti Sibt Ibn Al-Taawidhi by D. S. Margoliouth - Dated 1905 by Apud Rudolphum Haupt - The front board is split from the text block and the spine cover is taped to the boards.
- Peschitta in Hebraischer Schrift Mit Erlauternden Anmerkungen by CH Heller - Dated 1927 - Bound in paper wrappers. The front wrapper is split from the text block.


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 3160

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of Cornell University titles:

- Cornell Songs - Dated 1915 by Hinds, Hayden & Eldredge
- Cornell in Pictures: The First Century Compiled by Charles V. P. Young - Dated 1965 by Quill and Dagger
- The Cornellian, 1914-1915 - Dated 1915 by Cornell University - This volume shows some age/wear, with some tearing to the spine cover.
- Cornell Football Edited by Ben Mintz - No Date Provided, by Cornell Alumni Association - Two volume set, with home game programs from 1949-1976.

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: $20.50
Lot 3161

$45
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately seventy Victorian lithographs and other ephemera, portraying flowers, birds, young children and much more. The lithographs include several delicate die-cut pieces; Christmas, Valentine and Easter cards; and several trade cards for companies such as the Home Insurance Company, Household Sewing Machine Co., Hallet & Davis Piano, Soapine, The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., among others. Also included is a pop-up Easter greeting card with a crepe paper fold-out egg. 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. 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 3162

$110
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: Steel Is Our Guiding Principle, Work Hard to Achieve for the Larger Victory in the Industry's Battlefront
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Xiang Su People's Publishing House
Year: 1971
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster portrays a happy steel worker, with a steel factory and workers in the background, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. The poster uses various hues of red, brown and black to portray a hardworking environment, where many men work for the benefit of the Republic of China. This poster shows beautifully, with bright colors. The poster, covered in plastic, shows very little age/wear, with a small fold at the bottom left corner. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3163

$20
Title: Report of the Select Committee Appointed by the Senate to Investigate Into the Management of the Canals of the State of New York
Publisher: Charles Van Benthuysen & Sons
Printing Year: 1868

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is the official report on the investigation into alleged corruption in the management of the New York canal system. This ex-library volume shows some external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5" and contains 1,005 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3164

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles from Republican National Conventions:

- Proceedings of the First Three Republican National Conventions of 1856, 1860 and 1864 Reported by Horace Greeley- Dated 1893 by Charles W. Johnson - This volume contains the proceedings from the first three Republican National Conventions, after the party was formed in 1855. The 1856 Republican National Convention convened from June 17 to June 19, 1856 at the Musical Fund Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, and nominated General John C. Frémont of California and former Senator William Dayton of New Jersey for President and Vice President of the United States, respectively, in the 1856 presidential election. The 1860 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States, held in Chicago, Illinois at the Wigwam, nominated former U.S. Representative Abraham Lincoln of Illinois for President and U.S. Senator Hannibal Hamlin of Maine for Vice President. The 1864 National Union Convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland, from June 7 to June 8, 1864. It renominated the incumbent Abraham Lincoln for the presidency, and nominated War Democrat Military Governor Andrew Johnson of Tennessee for the vice presidency. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
- Proceedings of the Republican National Convention of 1880 Reported by Eugene Davis - Dated 1881 by The JNO. B. Jeffery Printing and Publishing House - The 1880 Republican National Convention convened from June 2 to June 8, 1880 at the Interstate Exposition Building in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and nominated James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur as the official candidates of the Republican Party for President and Vice President of the United States, respectively, in the 1880 presidential election. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
- Proceedings of the Tenth Republican National Convention Held in the City of Minneapolis, Minn., June 7, 8, 9 and 10, 1892 Reported by Theodore C. Rose and James F. Burke - Dated 1892 - The 1892 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held at the Industrial Exposition Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from June 7 to June 10, 1892. The party nominated Benjamin Harrison from Indiana for re-election as President of the United States on the first ballot and Whitelaw Reid of New York for Vice President. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are ex-library volumes in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. This is one of several lots containing titles from the Republican National Conventions, see also lots 188, 200 and 226. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3165

$60
This lot includes the group of 11 original antique German engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Architecture, Landscapes, Churches, Werthiem, Mannlicher Kopf and Sommerfrische. 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 3166

$25
This shelf lot includes the collection of seven antique stereo viewers shown in the corresponding image(s). While these viewers are aesthetically nice, each is lacking certain pieces, including some glass and/or handles, and some handles are broken. 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 3124, 3142 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: $10.50
Lot 3167

$600
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Wanda Gág
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1927
Dimensions: Frame measures 10" by 12"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a wood block engraving of renowned artist Wanda Gág, signed in the right corner below the engraving. This piece features a handwritten title on the bottom left corner, stating "Lantern and Fireplace - Wood Engraving - $8.00", likely written by the artist herself in the early days of her fame. This illustrated scene of a fireplace illuminated by a lantern shows careful detail to show the shadowing and effect of the light. Taped to the back of the frame by the previous owner is an envelope featuring a scarce catalog from the Weyhe Gallery of Gág's works.

Wanda Hazel Gág (March 11, 1893 – June 27, 1946) was an American author, illustrator, and printmaker, whose dynamic visual style imbued the often commonplace subjects of both her serious art and her illustrated books for children with an intense vitality. A show of Gág’s drawings, lithographs, and woodcuts at the Weyhe Gallery in New York in 1926 brought her first recognition as a serious artist, and subsequent shows there in 1928, 1930, and 1940 increased her reputation. She was represented in the Museum of Modern Art’s 1939 exhibition “Art in Our Time,” which was presented at the time of the New York World’s Fair. (courtesy of Britannica Online)

This piece is framed in a decorative gilt edged frame. The works shows light age/wear, with age-toned paper and a water marking along the bottom edge. This is one of two pieces of Gág's materials in today's auction, also see lot #3273. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3168

$40
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: American Homes and Gardens
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: July 1905 through December 1911
Issue Number Range: Vol. I, No 1 through Vol. VIII, No. 12

Notes: This collection of large American Homes and Gardens magazines was privately bound by a library in large, green cloth boards with bright gilt embossing on the spine, in eight volumes. The original front and rear magazine wrappers remain within each volume. The ex-library magazines are tightly bound, with bright, clean pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 3169

$25
Title: The Gang of Four
Author: Various Cartoonists
Publisher: Shanghai People's Fine Art Publishing House
Printing Year: 1978

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial wrappers, this vintage collection of Chinese cartoons depict the Gang of Four, portrayed as true Rightists while disguising themselves as Leftists. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 7.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3170

$10
This lot includes the two antique Victorian lithographs shown in the image. These decorative lithographs, with die-cut edges and celluloid ribbons, show beautifully, with soft hues of blues, pinks and greens. One of the lithographs comes in its original box. Lithographs of these sizes are rarely found in this fine condition. This is one of several lots of Victorian lithograph pieces in today's catalog, please review the rest of the catalog for more information. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3171

$175
Title: Karma: A Story of Early Buddhism
Author: Paul Carus
Publisher: T. Hasegawa/Open Court Publishing Co.
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: One of the few T. Hasegawa crepe paper color woodblock books illustrated and printed for a U.S. publishing company, this volume remains in its original pictorial wrappers with silk tie binding and contains many color illustrations. The volume shows some external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 7.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3172

$25
Title: A List of Plants and Their Properties From the Menarath Kudhse of Gregorius Bar Ebhraya
Editor: Richard J. H. Gottheil
Publisher: Privately Published
Printing Year: 1886 (date of original notes from the editor)

Condition/Details: Bound in grey paper wrappers, this very scarce private publication provides the information known to Richard J. H. Gottheil of two lost works by Gregorius Bar Ebhraya relating to plants. This work is a facsimile of handwritten notes by Gottheil, limited for private circulation only. The front wrapper is signed by the editor to Dr. S. Steindorf.

Richard James Horatio Gottheil (1862—1936) was an American Semitic scholar and Zionist. He was born in Manchester, England, but moved to the United States at age 11 when his father, Gustav Gottheil, accepted a position as the assistant Rabbi of the largest Reform Temple in New York, Temple Emanu-El. He graduated from Columbia College in 1881, and studied also in Europe, earning his doctorate at Leipzig in 1886. From 1898 to 1904 he was president of the American Federation of Zionists, and worked with both Stephen S. Wise and Jacob De Haas as organizational secretaries. Though he was ever desirous of returning to the quiet life of academia, Gottheil attended the second Zionist Congress in Basel establishing relationships with Theodor Herzl and Max Nordau. Eventually, Gottheil virtually vanished from the Zionist movement for the rest of his life. He continued writing and supporting the Zionist effort but he never again undertook a leadership role. Professor Gottheil wrote many articles on Oriental and Jewish questions for newspapers and reviews. He edited the Columbia University Oriental Series, and the Semitic Study Series. After 1901 he was one of the editors of the Jewish Encyclopedia. (courtesy of Wikipedia) (courtesy of Wikipedia)



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, with a small tear in along the top of the front wrapper and some sunning. The age-toned pages remain solidly bound. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3173

$110
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Medium: Watercolors on Paper
Year: c1835

Details/Condition: This original piece features a landscape watercolor by renowned artist Utagawa Hiroshige. The piece portrays a water's coastline, with a small green patch of land with trees in the foreground, a body of water with sailboats, and land in the background, with a snow-covered mountain in the background. This piece uses simple hues of blue, green, grey and black to portray a simple yet beautiful landscape. The frame for this piece measures 14" by 11".


Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – 1858) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, and one of the last great artists in that tradition. He was also referred to as Andō Hiroshige (an irregular combination of family name and art name) and by the art name of Ichiyūsai Hiroshige. 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 small piece, matted in a wooden frame, shows light age/wear, with age-toning and spotting. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3174

$90
This lot includes the group of three original antique photographs by Charles A. Farrell shown in the corresponding image(s), portraying scenes from North Carolina folk plays. These scenes include a young girl and old woman, a boy and a horse, and an older farmer tending to pigs. Several of these photographs include handwritten titles and Charles Farrell's name. The photographs are mounted on stiff boards. Two of the mountings are beginning to separate. This is one of several lots of photographs from Charles Farrell in today's auction, see lots 3110, 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: $10.50
Lot 3175

$35
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 a hanging, two-piece Valentine; 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. One of the pop-ups has several pieces that are detached on one end, and it will not stand up on its own. 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 3176

$20
This shelf lot includes approximately 20 stereo view cards shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these cards portray various scenes at Niagara Falls. 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, 3142 and 3166 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: $6.50
Lot 3177

$70
Title: Important Documents on the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China
Publisher: Foreign Language Press
Printing Year: 1970

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff red wrappers in the same manner as Mao Tse-Tung's "Little Red Book", this vintage volume is a scarce first English edition compiling reports, decisions, communications, letters and speeches related to the socialist cultural revolution. This English book is considered much more obscure than Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. The work is illustrated with two black and white photographs of Chairman Mao. The volume shows some external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 3.5" x 5" and contains 323 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3178

$35
Title: The Southern Highlander and His Homeland
Author: John C. Campbell
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Printing Year: 1921

Condition/Details: Bound in olive cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume provides a study of the Southern highlanders and their culture; with vivid photographs as well as tables, maps and other illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and contains 405 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3179

$90
Title: The British Carpenter: Or, A Treatise on Carpentry
Author: Francis Price
Publisher: C. Ackers
Printing Year: 1735

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with raised spine bands, this antique volume is a scarce early description of carpentry, containing the "Rules of that Art". This volume is the second edition, enlarged with the Supplement to the British Carpenter: Containing Palladio's Orders of Architecture, with the Ornaments of Doors and Windows. The work is illustrated with many engraved plates, with sixteen copper-plates in the supplement. The volume shows external age/wear, with the bottom right corner of the front board lacking the leather. The volume is lacking the rear board and rear free endpapers, with a protective, stiff paper board taped to the spine. The text block remains well bound with age-toned, water marked pages. The last three pages included in this volume have been torn and are lacking the bottom half, it appears that some additional end pages are lacking. The book measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 52 pages, with 16 pages in the supplement. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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