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Lot 3180

$110
This lot features three antique bound textile magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800's and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues:

- The Textile Manufacturer edited by NA - Dated from January 1890 to December 1890 - This collection of magazines includes many of the original textile fabric samples. This ex-library collection is bound in black cloth boards. The front and rear boards are detached from the spine and the spine cover is lacking.
- The Textile Recorder edited by NA - Dated from January 1889 to December 1889, including issues 69 through 80 - This collection of early textile magazines includes some of the original textile fabric samples. This ex-library volume is bound in blue cloth boards, with some age/wear and tearing along the spine cover. The front board is cracking at the seam with the spine.
- The Textile Recorder edited by NA - Dated from January 1890 to December 1890, including issues 81 through 92 - This ex-library collection of magazines is bound in black cloth with three quarter leather. The spine cover is lacking and the front and rear boards are detached from the spine. The last few pages of this volume are also detached.

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: $15.50
Lot 3181

$30
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian pop-up lithograph Valentines shown in the corresponding image. This material includes five intricate, die-cut Valentine lithographs. Four of the lithographs are pop-up, two of which will still stand. The lithographs in this lot show well, with bright colors, and all appear to be complete. Some of the pieces may have been removed from scrapbooks or show other wear indications, including signatures on some of the pieces. Two of the pop-up pieces will not stand on their own and have some parts that are separated at one end, but still connected to the piece. 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 3182

$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: Chairman Mao Comes To Cotton Field
Artist: uncredited
Printer: He Bei Province People's Publishing House
Year: 1972
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This bright vivid poster depicts farmers surrounding Chairman Mao as he visits them in the cotton field, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. The poster uses bright colors to depict the happy farmers in bright outfits of yellow, orange, red, pink and blue, in a bright green cotton field. This poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications, with brilliant colors and two creases from top to bottom. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3183

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 3184

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique estate titles:

- Dictionnaire Abrege De La Fable by M. Chompre - Dated 1786 - This miniature French volume is, according to the title page, "Pour l'intelligence des poetes, des tableaux & des statutes, dont les fujets font tires de l'histoire poetique, Douzieme Edition". Previous owners' handwriting is on the front and rear free endpapers.
- Romances by M. Berquin - Dated 1797 - This miniature volume is in French.
- Manual for the Use of Legislature of the State of New York, For the Year 1862 - Dated 1862 by Weed, Parsons and Company - This miniature volume is decoratively bound, in red leather with bright gilt embossing, gilted page edges and raise spine bands. An inscription to the previous owner is on the front free endpaper.
- The Holy Bible - Dated 1828 by Sir D. Hunter Blair - This miniature Bible is decoratively bound, with leather boards, gilt embossing, gilted page edges and raised spine bands. Contains previous owners' signatures.
- The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, Together with the Apocrypha - Dated 1815 by M. Carey - This large Bible remains well bound, in leather boards with raised spine bands. Previous owner's signature inside of the front board.

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 3185

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of two volume sets on British History:

- George the Third and Charles Fox by Sir George Otto Trevelyan - Dated 1912 by Longmans, Green and Co. - This antique two volume set is a scarce description of the "concluding part of the American Revolution", from the perspective of the British. The previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper.
- A History of England by Edward P. Cheyney - Dated 1914 by Longmans, Green and Co. - This antique ex-library two volume set provides a history of England "From the Defeat of the Armada to the Death of Elizabeth".

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 3186

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and modern estate books including the topics of art, photography, erotica, Narnia, Richard Scarry and much more shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $53.50
Lot 3187

$110
This lot features the following pieces of original artwork:

- Ramsey & Muspratt - Original Photograph - undated, mounted on a board that measures approximately 12" by 15.75" - note on the back side lists the subject as Trinity Gate
- uncredited - Original Drawing - c1800 mounted on a board that measures approximately 14" by 18.5"
- Tosshachi (sp?) - Original Signed Hand-colored Engraving - undated, on a sheet that measures approximately 15" by 11" - signature in pencil with other captioning in German; scene depicts a primitive village riverside scene
- Albert Koblinsky - Signed Lithograph - undated, on heavy stock that measures approximately 16" by 23.75" - signed in pencil, with German inscription
- Harold Tillberg - Original Signed Engraving - undated, on a sheet that measures approximately 22" by 20" - signed in pencil, with German inscription
- Utillger (sp?) - Original Watercolor Painting - undated, on a sheet that measures approximately 18.75" by 12.75 " - displays a river scene with masted boats at dock
These pieces show well with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3188

$45
Title: Presidential Election, 1868 Proceedings of the National Union Republican Convention
Author: Ely, Burnham & Bartlett, Official Reporters of the Convention
Publisher: Evening Journal Print
Printing Year: 1868

Condition/Details: Bound in the original yellow paper wrappers, this antique volume is the full, official report of the 1868 Republican Convention, held in Crosby's Opera House, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on May 20 to May 21, 1868, where Ulysses S. Grant was unanimously nominated as candidate for President. The issues addressed by the Party's resolutions include Reconstruction, taxation, the National debt, equal suffrage to all loyal men, pensions to veterans of the war, and more, as well as a resolution pertaining to sitting President Andrew Johnson, who was said to have "acted treacherously...[and] has...corruptly resisted...every proper attempt at the reconstruction of the States lately in rebellion...and has been justly impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors."

Ulysses S. Grant had emerged as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination after being the Union commander in the Civil War. He was nominated unopposed on the first ballot. To balance Grant, a former Democrat and a hard drinker, the convention chose House Speaker Schuyler Colfax, a former Whig and temperance man. In Grant's acceptance telegram he said "Let us have peace", which captured the imagination of the American people. (courtesy of Wikipedia) This ex-library volume shows some external age/wear, with some discoloration to the wrappers, a pencil drawing on the rear boar and wear to the spine. The text block remains solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 143 pages. This is one of several lots containing titles from the Republican National Conventions, see also lots 164, 200 and 226. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3189

$40
Title: A World Bibliography of Bibliographies
Author: Theodore Besterman
Publisher: University Press, Oxford
Printing Year: 1939

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this 2 volume antique set is a classic bibliography found on the reference shelves of serious libraries worldwide by Theodore Besterman (19041976), a psychical researcher, bibliographer, biographer, and translator. These ex-library reference volumes show light external age/wear, and remain solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 7.5" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3190

$40
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Fred Slocombe
Medium: Engraving
Year: 1887
Dimensions: Frame measures 21.75" by 31"

Details/Condition: This charming original piece features a signed, large black and white engraving by the renowned artist Frederick Slocombe in the realist style. This piece portrays a simple house behind exquisitely detailed trees, set along a winding country lane, with a horse drawn wagon and people talking outside of the house. The piece includes a signature in the plate and an original signature. Below the engraving is written 1887, M. Knoedler & Company.

Frederick Slocombe (1886-1920) was a London painter of landscapes, coastal scenes and genre, better known for his work as an etcher. His landscapes convey the characteristic serene atmosphere of the English countryside, as in this featured piece. (courtesy of Intaglio Fine Art)

The work, matted in a black frame, shows light age/wear, with some age toning to the engraving. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3191

$35
This lot includes the group of bird engravings shown in the corresponding image(s). These twenty color engravings of birds were excised from the Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Vol. XII published in 1860. These pages show well, with bright colors and age-toned paper. There is some wear to the edges of the pages, including some tearing. 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 3192

$100
This lot includes the group of 29 original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Religion, Angels, Architecture, Family, Color, Portraits of Prominent People. 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 3193

$40
This shelf lot includes 17 stereoscope view cards shown in the corresponding image(s). These cards primarily portray children and/or families at home in various situations, including children praying, a doctor's visit, a wedding and mealtime, among many others. These cards produce a 3D image when viewed through a stereoscope viewer. This collection has been carefully stored in plastic slipcovers in a three-ring binder. This is one of several lots of stereo viewers and stereo view cards in today's auction, see lots 3124, 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 3194

$400
This lot includes the group of 3 original antique Christian engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include The Nativity, The Crucifixion, Jesus, Angels, Formatur Unicus Una. 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 3195

$140
Title: Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society
Publisher: The American Jewish Historical Society
Printing Year: 1893-1953
Number of Volumes: Complete 42 volume set

Notes: This large-volume set is a compilation of publications from the American Jewish Historical Society, with the objective to "collect and publish material bearing upon the history of America, and to promote the study of Jewish history in general." Many of the volumes of this ex-library set have been rebound in various bindings. The bindings include marbled boards with three quarter cloth spines with gilt embossing; brown cloth boards with gilt embossing; and red cloth boards with gilt embossing. The volumes show external age/wear, with some volumes lacking spine covers or portions of the spine, and wear to the front and rear boards. Overall, the text blocks appear to be well bound with lightly age toned pages, though the condition of the volumes vary. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
Lot 3196

$80
This shelf lot includes the 23 volume collection of Crime, Mystery and Detective paperbacks shown in the corresponding image(s), from publishers including Bantam, Avon and Pocket Books. These vintage pulp stories from the 1940's and 50's are written by the likes of James M Caion, Leslie Charteris and Ed McBain and features titles such as Death for a Hussy, Shameless, Saint at the Thieves Picnic, The Velvet Welland House of Fury. 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 3197

$35
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, animals, young children and much more. The lithographs include several intricate die-cut pieces; Valentine cards and several trade cards for products such as Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machines, Acme Best Bar Soap and Dr. Miles' Laxative Tablets, among others. Two of the Valentine cards in this lot are movable. The lithographs in this lot show well, with bright colors and delicate details. Some of the pieces may have been removed from scrapbooks or show other wear indications. This is one of several lots of Victorian lithograph pieces in today's catalog, please review the rest of the catalog for more information.
Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3199

$30
Title: Legal and Judicial History of New York
Editor: Alden Chester
Publisher: National Americana Society
Printing Year: 1911
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with maroon spine and paper label, this antique set provides the legal and judicial history of New York State. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3200

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles from Republican National Conventions:

- Official Proceedings of the Twelfth Republican National Convention Held in the City of Philadelphia, June 19, 20 and 21, 1900 Reported by M. W. Blumenberg- Dated 1900 by Dunlap Printing Company - The 1900 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held June 19 to June 21 in the Exposition Auditorium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The incumbent President William McKinley was unanimously named the party's candidate for President. New York Governor Theodore Roosevelt, who was himself a delegate, was nominated for Vice President by a vote of 925 to 1 abstention, with his vote alone abstaining.(courtesy of Wikipedia)
- Official Proceedings of the Thirteenth Republican National Convention Held in the City of Chicago, June 21, 22, 23, 1904 Reported by M. W. Blumenberg - Dated 1904 by Harrison & Smith Co. - The 1904 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held in the Chicago Coliseum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on June 21 to June 23, 1904. The popular President Theodore Roosevelt had easily ensured himself of the nomination. One of the few threats to Roosevelt, Indiana Senator Charles Warren Fairbanks, was nominated for Vice President. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
- Official Report of the Proceedings of the Fourteenth Republican National Convention Held in Chicago, Illinois, June 16, 17, 18 and 19, 1908 Reported by Milton W. Blumenberg- Dated 1908 by Press of F. J. Heer - The 1908 Republican National Convention, the fourteenth presidential nominating convention of the Republican Party of the United States, was held in Chicago Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois on June 16 to June 19, 1908. In the event, United States Secretary of War William Howard Taft of Ohio won Roosevelt's endorsement and received the nomination. The convention nominated New York Representative James Schoolcraft Sherman to be his running mate. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
- Official Report of the Proceedings of the Republican National Convention Held in Chicago, Illinois, June 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22, 1912 Reported by Milton W. Blumenberg - Dated 1912 by The Tenny Press - The 1912 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held at the Chicago Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, from June 18 to June 22, 1912. The party nominated William Howard Taft from Ohio for re-election as President of the United States and James S. Sherman of New York for re-election as 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 164, 188 and 226. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3201

$600
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: uncredited
Medium: Painted Ink and Watercolor on a Scroll
Year: 19th Century
Dimensions: Measures 26' 11" by 10.75"

Details/Condition: This original Shunga piece, "Three Fishermen on the Island of Happiness" is a Japanese painted ink and watercolor scroll of 20 scenes on 20 sheets joined together, with gold-flecked end panels and blue paper boarders. The narrative tale relates the sexual odyssey of three fishermen washed ashore on an island of beautiful women, followed by a succession of explicit scenes culminating in the "death" of their libido and their need to make a hasty retreat back into sea. The scroll is mounted on wooden rollers with some white pigment oxidation and handling creases.

Shunga is a Japanese term for erotic art. Most shunga are a type of ukiyo-e, usually executed in woodblock print format. While rare, there are extant erotic painted hand scrolls which predate the Ukiyo-e movement. Translated literally, the Japanese word shunga means picture of spring; "spring" is a common euphemism for sex. (courtesy of Wikipedia) Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3202

$45
Title: The Development of Transportation in Modern England
Author: W. T. Jackman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Printing Year: 1916
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in rust-colored cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce description of transportation in England, discussing roads, railways, rivers and steam navigation. The work is illustrated throughout, with maps and charts. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 3203

$40
Map Title: Plum Island to Stratford Shoal, Long Island Sound
Superintendent: W. W. Duffield
Publisher: United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Treasury Department
Printing Year: 1896
Dimensions: 43.5" x 31"

Condition/Details: This original antique nautical map from the US government provides a view of the Plum Island to Stratford Shoal, Long Island Sound. At the top of the map, it is listed as No. 115, Plate No. 2486. Locations listed on the map include Stratford, New Haven, Milford, and Clinton, among many other towns, landmarks and more. The map shows age/wear indications, including toning, spotting and heavy water markings, with tears in the middle and edges of the fold-creases, and along the side. 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 3204

$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: Honour Belongs To Our Chinese Communist Party
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Shanghai Three One Printing Factory
Year: 1964
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 21" by 30"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster depicts the head of a soldier with a background of trees and the bright red Chinese national army flag, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. The soldier is portrayed stern yet happy, in a green uniform with red and yellow insignia, carrying a weapon, and three medal rewards in the lower right corner. This poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications, with some creasing and tears along the bottom edge and left side. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3206

$20
Title: The Noctes Ambrosianae of Blackwood
Author: John Wilson
Publisher: Carey and Hart
Printing Year: 1843
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing and marbled page edges, this antique set is a scarce compiled set of The Noctes Ambrosianae, a series of 71 imaginary colloquies, which appeared in Blackwood's Magazine from 1822 to 1835. The earlier ones had several different authors, including John Gibson Lockhart, William Maginn, James Hogg and Professor John Wilson, but from 1825, with the 19th in the series, the contributions by Wilson predominate, and he eventually wrote all or most of 39 of the dialogues, as well as parts of some others. The scene is usually set in Ambrose's Tavern in Edinburgh, and the central characters are "Christopher North" (Wilson himself), "Timothy Tickler" (based on Robert Sym, 1750-1840, previously a Writer to the Signet), and the "Ettrick Shepherd" (based on James Hogg). Several other characters, imaginary or based on real people, including the "English Opium Eater" (Thomas de Quincey) occur in some episodes. The series is particularly noted for the expressive Scots dialogue of the Ettrick Shepherd. Description (courtesy of Wikipedia). The ex-library volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 4.75" x 7.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 3207

$15
Title: An Index to Legal Periodical Literature
Author: Leonard A. Jones
Publisher: The Boston Book Company
Printing Year: 1888 - 1922
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: With two volumes bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing and two bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather and gilt embossing, this antique set provides an index related to matters of law and legislation. This set is believed to be complete. 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 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3208

$275
This single issue lot features the following issue:

Title: Weird Fantasy
Publisher: EC Comics
Issue Number: 14 (Second Issue under this title)
Issue Date: 1950

Notes: This issue features a classic Al Feldstein cover and the stories Cosmic Rat Bomb Explosion with art by Feldstein, The Black Arts, art by Wally Wood, The Trap of Time art by Jack Kamen and Atom Bomb Thief art by Harvey Kurtzman. This comic was very well cared-for and is in impressive, intact condition with only very light age/wear indications and a small indentation at the top and bottom, probably caused by the news stand bundle wire. A great candidate for CGC Grading. This is the second issue of Weird Fantasy although it is numbered 14. The first issue of Weird Fantasy was a title change from an EC romance comic book series, A Moon, A Girl...Romance and was numbered 13 where A Moon, A Girl...Romance dropped off. 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. 6 rather than No.18, because of this, "Weird Fantasy #14" could refer to either the May/June 1950 issue or the actual 14th issue of the title, published in 1952. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3209

$30
This lot includes the group of film reference volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include collector's guides, three volumes referencing lobby cards, a volume of movie posters, and an oversized, spiral bound volume (12"x18") of movie posters and lobby cards. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 3210

$70
Title: Ancient Syriac Documents Relative to The Earliest Establishment of Christianity in Edessa and the Neighboring Countries
Author: W. Cureton
Publisher: Williams and Norgate
Printing Year: 1864

Condition/Details: Bound in brown leather, this antique volume is a scarce copy of original Syriac text from before the fourth century, with English translations. This volume is signed by B. M. Cowper, a Syriac scholar, contemporary of Cureton. The volume includes marginalia throughout, possibly from Cowper.

William Cureton (1808 17 June 1864) was an English Orientalist. Cureton's most remarkable work was the edition with notes and an English translation of the Epistles of Ignatius to Polycarp, the Ephesians and the Romans, from a Syriac manuscript that had been found in the monastery of St Mary Deipara, in the desert of Nitria, near Cairo. He held that the manuscript he used gave the truest text, that all other texts were inaccurate, and that the epistles contained in the manuscript were the only genuine epistles of Ignatius that we possess, a view which received the support of Ferdinand Christian Baur, Bunsen, and many other eminent scholars, but which was opposed by Charles Wordsworth and by several German scholars, and is now generally abandoned. Cureton supported his view by his Vindiciae Ignatianae and his Corpus Ignatianum, a Complete Collection of the Ignatian Epistles, genuine, interpolated and spurious. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Syriac is a dialect of Middle Aramaic that was once spoken across much of the Fertile Crescent. Having first appeared around the 1st century C.E., Classical Syriac became a major literary language throughout the Middle East from the 4th to the 8th centuries, the classical language of Edessa, preserved in a large body of Syriac literature. It became the vehicle of Eastern Orthodox Christianity and culture, spreading throughout Asia as far as Malabar and Eastern China and was the medium of communication and cultural dissemination for Arabs and, to a lesser extent, Persians. Primarily a Christian medium of expression, Syriac had a fundamental cultural and literary influence on the development of Arabic which replaced it towards the end of the eighth century. Syriac remains the liturgical language of Syriac Christianity. (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 external age/wear, with tape on the spine. The inside of the front board has handwritten notes and a book stamp. The front free endpaper has glued-down newspaper clipping on this work, as well as unattached news clippings. The age-toned pages remain solidly bound. The book measures approximately 9" x 11.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3211

$150
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Okumura Masanobu
Medium: Block Print on Paper
Year: c1720-1730
Dimensions: Frame measures 12.75" by 14.75"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a blue-toned block print on paper by renowned artist Okumura Masanobu. This print portrays what appears to be the outskirts of a Japanese village, with blue fields, and pathways along which villagers, dressed in various hues of blue, are walking. The fenced-in village in the background has several buildings and trees within the walls.

Okumura Masanobu (16861764) was a Japanese print designer, book publisher and painter. He also illustrated novelettes and in his early years wrote some fiction. At first his work adhered to the Torii school, but later drifted beyond that. He is a figure in the formative era of ukiyo-e doing early works on actors and bijinga "beautiful women." 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)

The works shows light age/wear, with some water markings. The piece is matted in a black wooden frame with some wear and chipping. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3212

$30
This lot includes the group of 29 original antique illustrations shown in the corresponding image. These pieces share the theme children's prints, many featuring fairy tales and nursery rhymes and Christmas, and are safely stored in glassine sleeves in a binder. Included in this lot are Victorian lithographs and other prints featuring the art of C M Burd, Jessie Wilcox, Smith Frances Brundage 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: $10.50
Lot 3213

$25
Title: The Life and Letters of Sir George Saville, Bart
Author: H. C. Foxcroft
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.
Printing Year: 1898
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce biography and collection of letters from Sir George Savile, an English 17th century statesman, writer, and politician. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages, with water markings. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3214

$45
Title: History For Ready Reference
Author: J. N. Larned
Publisher: The C. A. Nichols Co.
Printing Year: 1894-1895
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown boards with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection "from the best historians, biographers, and specialists, their own words in a complete System of History, for all uses, extending to all countries and subjects". The work is illustrated with numerous historical maps from drawings by Alan C. Reiley. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 3215

$30
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, stoves, shoes, a candy store, a dentist's office, organs, vinegar, and cocoa, 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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