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Lot 3216

$40
Title: Symbolism: A Treatise on the Soul of Things; How the Natural World is but a Symbol of the Real World; the Modern Church, with Its Spire and Cross, and the Bible Account of Noah's Ark Symbols of the Phalic Religion
Author: Milton Alberto Pottenger
Publisher: Symbol Publishing Company (Sacramento)
Printing Year: 1905 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this Masonic title by Milton Alberto Pottenger. The work contains a frontispiece portrait of the author and in-text illustrations showing playing cards ("each card a symbol of universal law") and various other symbols. Title page offers the following summary of contents: "The Ten Digits constituting our Mathematical System--Why they are Made in the Manner they are--Why there are but Ten--They and the Ten Spot Cards Reveal the same Psychic Laws--The Lost Word Revealed--Many Masonic Symbols and Bible Expressions given a New and Natural Explanation."

The volume shows external age/wear, with fraying to head of spine and light markings to binding, lacking 2 fold out charts. The book is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that show occasional spotting. Traces of plates can be seen on endpapers. Small library plate appears at the top of front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 7" x 10 1/4" and contains 275 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3217

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s), including titles on the Middle East and early theology. 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.

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: $16.50
Lot 3218

$140
This lot includes the group of 13 original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include The Last Supper, The Nativity, Piano Elevato Dell Incita Citta Di Venezia, Landscapes and Architecture. 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 3219

$25
Title: Illustrated Biography, or Memoirs of the Great and the Good of All Nations and All Times
Author: Charles C. Savage
Publisher: Rufus Blanchard
Printing Year: 1853

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative calfskin boards with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce collection of biographies of "Eminent statesmen, philosophers, heroes, artists, reformers, philanthropists, mechanics, navigators, authors, poets, divines, soldiers, savans, etc.". The work is illustrated with a color frontispiece and 250 portraits and engravings. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing and sunning to the spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 592 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3220

$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: Memorable Years
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Shanghai Fifth Printing Factory
Year: 1978
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster portrays a commemorative poster of the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976, printed two years after his death. The poster portrays Chairman Mao working alongside farmers to till the fields in Yan'an, surrounded by many happy farmers. This poster shows beautifully, with bright colors and intricate detail to portray the many people and the scenery in the background. The poster, covered in plastic, shows very little age/wear, with a small crease along the right side. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3221

$70
This lot includes the group of 5 original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Landscapes, Castles, Pyramids and Jesus. 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 3222

$20
Title: Lives of the Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon
Author: Lady Theresa Lewis
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1852
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather and gilt embossing, this antique set provides tales of the lives of friends and contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon, an English historian and statesman, and grandfather of two British monarchs, Mary II and Queen Anne, as portrayed in the portraits of his gallery. The ex-library volumes show 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: $8.50
Lot 3223

$70
This lot includes the scrapbook of 166 Victorian lithograph trade cards and other ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This decorative album includes a pictorial front board, with gilt embossing. The trade cards in this collection advertise sewing machines, clothiers, threads, tea, shoes, root beer, and much more. The lithographs in this lot show well, with bright colors. Some of the pieces show wear indications, and the album shows wear, with the front board split from the text block and several detached pages at the rear. 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: $00
Lot 3224

$80
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: William Meyerowitz
Medium: Etching
Year: c1920
Dimensions: Frame measures 17" by 20.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a signed etching by renowned artist William Meyerowitz of a rabbi studying a book, matted in a black frame. This piece includes a signature in the plate and an original signature below the etching.

William Meyerowitz and his wife Theresa Bernstein were active post-impressionists in Gloucester and New York City. Meyerowitz was a painter and an etcher who was born in Russia and emigrated with his family to New York City in 1908. He studied at the National Academy of Design from 1912-1916 (where he won the Eliot Medal and the 1st honorable mention of the Prix de Rome) and to help support his schooling he was a choir member at the Metropolitan Opera, became a life long friend of Isaac Stern and a lyrical quality entered his work, probably because of his love for music. By 1923 he was given a solo-exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's U.S. National Museum. He painted and etched portraits of Justices Holmes, Brandeis, Cardozo, Black, Stone, Roberts, Frankfurter, Douglas, Chief Justice Hughes, Professor Albert Einstein, and painted Senator Jacob Javits and others. (courtesy of Pierce Galleries)

Included with this piece is a small pamphlet listing Meyerowitz's work from 1955, printed by Doll and Richards, Inc. and taped in an envelope to the back of the frame. The work shows light age/wear, with some age-toning to the etching and some cracking and chipping to the frame. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3225

$35
Mahogany Bookcase
Condition/Details: This small, three shelf Mahogany bookcase includes decorative, carved, turned columns on each side of the front of the unit and cutouts at the base of the unit. The unit is a good, solid unit that shows beautifully. The unit measures approximately 24.5" wide by 10" deep by 45" tall. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for this lot but it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $00
Lot 3226

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles from Republican National Conventions:

- Official Report of Proceedings of the Seventeenth Republican National Convention Held in Chicago, Illinois, June 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, 1920 Reported by George L. Hart- Dated 1920 by The Tenny Press - The 1920 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States nominated Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding for President and Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge for Vice President. The convention was held in Chicago, Illinois, at the Chicago Coliseum from June 8 to June 12, 1920. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
- Official Report of the Proceedings of the Eighteenth Republican National Convention Held in Cleveland, Ohio, June 10, 11 and 12, 1924 Reported by George L. Hart - Dated 1924 by The Tenny Press - The 1924 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held in Cleveland, Ohio at the Public Auditorium from June 10 to June 12. Incumbent President Calvin Coolidge was renominated and went on to win the general election. The convention nominated Illinois Governor Frank Lowden for Vice President on the second ballot, but he declined the nomination. The convention then selected Charles G. Dawes. Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas had also run. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
- Official Report of the Proceedings of the Nineteenth Republican National Convention Held in Kansas City, Missouri, June 12, 13, 14 and 15, 1928 Reported by George L. Hart - Dated 1928 by The Tenny Press - The 1928 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held at Convention Hall in Kansas City, Missouri, from June 12 to June 15, 1928. Because President Coolidge had announced unexpectedly he would not run for re-election in 1928, Commerce Secretary Herbert Clark Hoover became the natural front-runner for the Republican nomination. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
- Official Report of the Proceedings of the Twentieth Republican National Convention Held in Chicago, Illinois, June 14, 15 and 16, 1932 Reported by George L. Hart - Dated 1932 by The Tenny Press - The 1932 Republican National Convention was held at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, from June 14 to June 16, 1932. It renominated President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis for their respective positions. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
- Official Report of the Proceedings of the Twenty-First Republican National Convention Held in Cleveland, Ohio, June 9, 10, 11 and 12, 1936 Reported by George L. Hart - Dated 1936 by The Tenny Press - The 1936 Republican National Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio at the Public Auditorium, from June 9 to June 12, 1936. It nominated Governor Alfred Landon of Kansas for President and Frank Knox of Illinois 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 164, 188 and 200. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3227

$35
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately thirty lithographs, many of which are Valentine cards. The lot includes very intricate, pieces with die-cut edges. The lithographs in this lot show well, with bright colors. Some of the pieces may have been removed from scrapbooks or show other wear indications, including some signatures on the cards. This is one of several lots of Victorian lithograph pieces in today's catalog, please review the rest of the catalog for more information.
Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3228

$25
Title: Michigan History Magazine
Publisher: Michigan Historical Commission
Printing Year: 1917-1932
Number of Volumes: Complete 11 volume set

Notes: Bound by a library in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this large antique set from the Michigan Historical Commission provides information from the Michigan History Magazine , the "official organ of the Michigan Historical Commission and the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society". The volumes are illustrated with some black and white photographs. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 3230

$110
This lot includes the group of three original antique photographs by Charles A. Farrell shown in the corresponding image(s), portraying buildings and architecture from Mexico. Several of these photographs, mounted on stiff boards, include handwritten titles, Charles Farrell's name and the date. One of the mountings is beginning to separate. This is one of several lots of photographs from Charles Farrell in today's auction, see lots 3110, 3174 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 3231

$100
Title: Mechanical Account of Poisons
Author: Richard Mead
Publisher: Unknown
Printing Year: 1702

Condition/Details: Bound in the original leather rear board and spine with raised bands and gilt embossing, this scarce antique volume is a collection of essays by physician Richard Mead, discussing poison in tarantulas, mad dogs, minerals and plants, opium and poisonous airs and waters. This work is lacking a title page, but has a preface dated 1702. The volume is illustrated with black and white engravings at the end of the work of poisonous insects, creatures and plants.

Richard Mead (11 August 1673 – 16 February 1754) was an English physician. His work, A Short Discourse Concerning Pestilential Contagion, and the Method to be Used to Prevent It (1720), was of historic importance in the understanding of transmissible diseases. His Mechanical Account of Poisons appeared in 1702, and, in 1703, he was admitted to the Royal Society, to whose Transactions he contributed in that year a paper on the parasitic nature of scabies. In the same year, he was elected physician to St. Thomas' Hospital, and appointed to read anatomical lectures at the Surgeon's Hall. On the death of John Radcliffe in 1714, Mead became the recognized head of his profession; he attended Queen Anne on her deathbed, and in 1727 was appointed physician to George II, having previously served him in that capacity when he was prince of Wales. While in the service of the king, Mead got involved in the creation of a new charity, the Foundling Hospital, both as a founding governor and as an advisor on all things medical. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and is lacking the front board. The age-toned pages are bound, with some detached pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 320 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3232

$150
Title: Greece: Handbook for Travelers
Author: Karl Baedeker
Publisher: Karl Baedeker
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff maroon leather with bright gilt embossing and marbled page edges, this antique volume is a scarce, early edition of Karl Baedeker's travel guide to Greece. The work is illustrated with many maps, including several color fold-out maps.

Verlag Karl Baedeker was a Germany-based publisher and pioneer in the business of worldwide travel guides. The guides, often referred as simply "Baedekers" (sometimes the term is used about similar works from other publishers, or in reference to any kind of guide), contain important introductions, descriptions of buildings, of museum collections, etc., written by the best specialists, and are frequently revised in order to be up to date. For the convenience of travelers, they are in a handy format and in small print. (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 the front board detached from the text block and some sunning and chipping to the spine. The work is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 6.25" and contains 374 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3233

$175
This lot includes the group of antique Japanese artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection includes four pieces of Japanese artwork portraying samurai and women in various scenarios. The pieces use bright colors in the outfits of all of the people. 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 3234

$90
This shelf lot includes the 22 volume collection of Bestseller Mystery books shown in the corresponding image(s). These classic pulp mysteries and detective stories from the 1940's are written by the likes of Dashiell Hammett, Ellery Queen, Van Wyck Mason and Agatha Christie and features characters such as Sam Spade, Hercule Poirot and Mr Moto. 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 3235

$90
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately eighty Victorian lithographs and other ephemera, most of which are trade card advertisement pieces, with some Easter cards and intricate die-cut pieces. This lot consists of trade cards for soaps, corn starch, sewing products, medications and more, from including Gowans & Stover's Healthful Soaps, Carland Stoves & Ranges, Buddock Blood Bitters, Morton, The Florist, Ayer's Hair Vicor, Clark's Mile-End Spool Cotton, Edwin C. Burt & Co. Fine Shoes and more. 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 3236

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of antique juvenile books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this lot include: Plays and Games for Little Folks, The Little Woman in the Spout, Oriental Fairy Tales, Aunt Friendly's Colored Picture Book's: Old Mother Hubbard (in original wrappers), and The Boy's Own Toy-Maker. 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: $7.50
Lot 3237

$50
Title: A View of All Religions in The World With The Several Church Governments From The Creation to The Present Times
Author: Alexander Ross, and "Brought Down to the Present Times by A Clergyman"
Printing Year: 1771

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce summary of ancient and current religions throughout Asia, Africa and Americas, and Europe, originally written by Alexander Ross in 1640 and updated in 1771 by "A Clergyman". The work is written in a question and answer format. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, the front board and front free endpaper are detached. The text block remains well bound with age-toned pages and period writing by a previous owner inside of the rear board. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.5" and contains 368 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3238

$120
This lot includes the group of 18 original small format antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Architecture, Animals, Angels, Religion, Chinese Emperor and 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 3239

$20
This lot includes the group of framed vintage and antique photographs and newspaper clippings of pugilists shown in the corresponding image(s). Two of the photographs are signed, one by Lou Ambers and one by Carmen Basilio. The lot consists of nine framed pieces, with some wear to the frames. Overall these clippings and photographs show well. 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: $16.50
Lot 3240

$35
This lot includes the two antique photo albums shown in the corresponding image(s). The first album is bound in faded blue cloth, with thin metal attached to the front labeling it "Album". The album includes pictures of various women and men, as well as several photographs of children and families. There are several empty slots for additional photos. The second album is bound in decorative pink hard covers, with a floral design, containing photographs on collodien paper. The album includes several loose photographs in the front, including one by C. H. Jordan of Brooklyn, NY. The album appears to have belonged to an aristocratic family, with photographs of well dressed women, men and children, and full family shots. Also included is a news clipping of Rev. F. G. Coffin, George Porter Hilton, Francis C. Huyck and Rev. R. G. English, and the family names Vanlieu and Hewitt. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3241

$100
This lot includes the group of 9 original antique engravings featuring children and mothers shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Caritas Fides Spes, Christian Themes, A. Sua Ecc. Il Sig. D. Antonio Statella and L'amore Materno 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 3242

$90
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: Continue Revolution with Chao Yang in Heart, Completely Dedicated to Serving the People
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Jiang Su Province People's Publishing House
Year: 1972
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This bright vivid poster depicts a young Chinese man, on a bicycle carrying vegetables, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. The background of the poster has wording that translates to "Continue Revolution with Chao Yang in Heart, Completely Dedicated to Serving the People", a common slogan during this period. This poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications, with some water markings throughout. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3243

$50
Title: Biographia Dramatica; or a Companion to the Playhouse
Author: David Erskine Baker, Isaac Reed and Stephen Jones
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown
Printing Year: 1812
Number of Volumes: 3 parts in 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled boards and page edges with three quarter leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this decorative antique set is three parts in a four volume set described as "A Companion to the playhouse, containing historical and critical memoirs, and original anecdotes of British and Irish dramatic writers". These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3244

$35
Title: A Practical Inquiry into Disordered Respiration
Author: Robert Bree
Publisher: J. & A. Y. Humphreys
Printing Year: 1811

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with gilt embossing on red spine label, this antique volume is a scarce early medical work on convulsive asthmas, with "causes and indications of cure". This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and the front board is detached. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages, and is lacking the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 260 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3245

$15
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes eight intricate, die-cut lithographs, including Valentine, New Year's and Christmas cards. The pieces include four with silk, fringed edges; a Valentine portraying a boy with movable eyes; an intricate fold-out flowered card with blue silk edges; a pop-out fan with blue silk edges; and an intricate, die-cut Valentine. 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. 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 3246

$70
This lot features the following signed original engravings:

- Kane - Hand-Tinted Engraving - undated, on a sheet that measures approximately 6.25" by 8.5 " - shows a rural waterway scene; signed in pencil with a German caption and the name "Düsseldorf"
- Olzdrind (sp?) - Original Engraving - undated, on a sheet that measures approximately 14.5" by 18" - shows an elderly woman reading a newspaper; signed in pencil at the bottom, outside the plate
- F. Schmitzer (sp?) - Original Engraving - undated, on a sheet that measures approximately 10.5" by 22.5 " - rear view of nude female; signed in pencil with German caption
- F. Schmitzer (sp?) - Original Numbered Edition Engraving - undated, on a sheet that measures approximately 18.75" by 23.5" - portrait of man with severe expression; numbered 25/30; signed in pencil outside the plate
These pieces show well with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $19.50
Lot 3247

$250
Title: An Historical and Moral View of the Origin and Progress of the French Revolution
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher: J. Johnson
Printing Year: 1794

Condition/Details: Bound in paper boards with tape on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce early description of the French Revolution, written during the Revolution by Mary Wollstonecraft (April 27, 1759 – September 10, 1797), an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, feminist and mother of Frankenstein author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. This work is listed as the first volume, but no additional volumes appear to exist. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with age-toned pages, split into several sections along the spine. The front free endpaper is detached. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 522 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3248

$10
Title: The Great Cryptogram, Francis Bacon's Cipher in the So-Called Shakespeare Plays
Author: Ignatius Donnelly
Publisher: R. S. Peale & Company
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards, with a gilt cameo label and gilt-edged pages, this antique volume is a scarce version of Donnelly's work that proposed Shakespeare's plays had been written by Francis Bacon, an idea that gained popularity during the 20th century. At the time of publication, the book was a complete failure and Donnelly was discredited.

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount of St. Alban, KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific revolution.
The Baconian theory of Shakespearean authorship, first proposed in the mid-19th century, contends that Sir Francis Bacon wrote the plays conventionally attributed to William Shakespeare, in opposition to the mainstream view that William Shakespeare of Stratford wrote the poems and plays that bear his name. The main Baconian evidence is founded on the presentation of a motive for concealment, the circumstances surrounding the first known performance of The Comedy of Errors, the proximity of Bacon to the William Strachey letter upon which many scholars think The Tempest was based, perceived allusions in the plays to Bacon's legal acquaintances, the many supposed parallels with the plays of Bacon's published work and entries in the Promus (his private wastebook), Bacon's interest in civil histories, and ostensible autobiographical allusions in the plays. Because Bacon had first-hand knowledge of government cipher methods, most Baconians think that he embedded clues to his authorship in the Shakespeare canon in the form of ciphers. Mainstream scholars reject all such arguments in favor of Bacon, and criticize Bacon's attributed poetry as too dissimilar to Shakespeare’s for it to have been written by the same person. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with many photographs, drawings, and reproductions of Bacon's work, including a fold-out illustration. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, it is lacking its spine cover and the front and rear boards are detached. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 998 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3250

$45
Title: Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine Volume 1 Fall 1941
Publisher: Lawrence E Spivak
Printing Year: 1941

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this vintage volume is a scarce first edition of this classic pulp mystery magazine. it features original stories by Dashiell Hammett, Margery Allingham, T. S. Stribling, Anthony Abbott, Cornell Woolrich, Frederick Brennan and Ellery Queenwith a special introductory essay by Queen. The work has an illustrated cover. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and contains 128 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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