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Lot 3290

$70
This auction lot includes the following titles, signed by the author, Halide Edib Adıvar (1884–1964), a Turkish novelist and feminist political leader. She was best known for her novels criticizing the low social status of Turkish women and what she saw as the disinterest of most women in changing their situation. (courtesy of Wikipedia):

- The Turkish Ordeal - Dated 1928, First Printing by The Century Co.
- Memoirs of Halide Edib - Dated c1930 by The Century Co.

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3291

$100
This lot includes the group of original antique engravings featuring human figures shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Feeling, Smelling, Shepard, Rembrandt, Animals and Quadro Di Luca Giordano. 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 3293

$40
Title: As I Went Home Last Night
Author: Esther Chaddock Davenport
Publisher: The Author
Printing Year: 1916

Condition/Details: Bound in black boards with green writing, this antique signed volume is a scarce late work by Esther Chaddock Davenport, considered to be a high work of inspirational and religious writing, illustrated with black and white photographs pertaining to the author's life. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 160 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3294

$35
Title: Fabre's Book of Insects
Author: Mrs. Rodolph Stawell
Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1935

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this vintage volume provides a detailed description of insects, "retold from Alexander Teixeira De Mattos' translation of Fabre's Souvenirs Entomologiques. The work is illustrated with 12 tipped-in color plates by E. J. Detmold.

Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre (December 22, 1823 - October 11, 1915) was a French entomologist and author. Over the years he wrote a series of texts on insects and arachnids that are collectively known as the Souvenirs Entomologiques. Fabre's influence is felt in the later works of fellow naturalist Charles Darwin, who called Fabre "an inimitable observer". Fabre, however, remained skeptical about Darwin's theory of evolution, as he always restrained from all theories and systems. His special force was exact and detailed observation, field research as we would call it today, always avoiding premature general conclusions from his observations. (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, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10" and contains 271 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3295

$110
This lot features two pieces of artwork:

Artist: Samla Zaru
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Year: 1978
Dimensions: Frames measure 26.5" by 31.5"

Details/Condition: This lot includes two original signed oil on canvas paintings by renowned Jordanian artist Samia Zaru, who paints about the Palestinian cause. The abstract paintings show bright orange, yellow and red tones, with hints of blue. The works are framed in large silver frames and show light external age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3298

$10
Title: Grafton's Chronicle; or, History of England
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme
Printing Year: 1809
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in oversized paper boards with deckled page edges, this antique set is based on the 1569 work A Chronicle at Large, and Meere History of the Affayres of Englande and Kinges of the Same, published during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. The ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with the front boards detached from both volumes and the rear board detached from the first volume and portions of the spines lacking on both volumes. The age-toned pages are solidly bound and clean. The books measure approximately 10" x 12.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 3299

$45
Title: Travels in the Years 1791 and 1792 in Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont
Author: John Lincklaen
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in green boards with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a rare early travel piece, taken from the journals of John Lincklaen, an agent of the Holland Land Company and a land owner, for who the town of Lincklaen, NY was named. This volume is part of a limited edition set, limited to 500 copies. The work is illustrated with engravings, portraits and maps, including several fold-out illustrations. This ex-library volume shows some external age/wear, with the front and rear boards cracked at the seams, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5" and contains 162 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3300

$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: We Will Not Attack Unless We Are Attacked, If We Are Attacked, We Will Certainly Counterattack
Artist: uncredited
Printer: He Bei Province People's Art Publishing House
Year: 1970
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster depicts a soldier guarding the shore for any imminent attacks, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. This poster uses vivid shades of red, blue and green to depict the fierceness of the soldier, who is firing a gun. This poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications, with some creasing and slight water markings along the edges, and small tears along the right side. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3301

$25
This lot includes the group of ten framed antique and vintage artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces include lithographs, cartoons, prints and more, portraying Native Americans, angels, girls, young women and more. Featured pieces in this lot include two signed cartoons by Hilda Terry and a signed portrait of a little girl holding flowers by M. Humphrey. 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: $29.50
Lot 3302

$45
This shelf lot includes the 15 volume collection of Dell Mystery and Detective paperbacks shown in the corresponding image(s), many feature classic Dell map back covers. These vintage pulp stories from the 1940's and 50's are written by the likes of Dashiell Hammett, Alfred Hitchcock and Brett Halliday and features titles such as Fools Die On Friday, A Man Called Spadeand Give 'em the Ax. 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 3303

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles with the signature of A. D. White, known as the co-founder of Cornell University.:

- The "Higher Criticism" and the Verdict of the Monuments by Rev. A. H. Sayce - Dated 1894 by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge - This volume shows sunning to the spine and stamps from the Cornell University Library.
- Nippur of Exploration and Adventures on the Euphrates by John Punnett Peters - Dated 1898 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Two volume set, with some handwritten notations. This volume shows sunning to the spine and stamps from the Cornell University Library.


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: $10.50
Lot 3304

$225
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Salvator Rosa
Medium: Water Color on Paper
Year: c1660
Dimensions: Frame measures 17.75" by 14"

Details/Condition: This gorgeous original piece features a black and white water color by renowned artist Salvator Rosa. This piece portrays a wooded scenery, with a winding pathway and three people, one on horseback, in the Italian Renaissance style. This piece is secured in a brown wooden frame, with matting around the edges and a label on the matting, "Salvator Rosa, 1615-1673, Sir Thomas Lawrence Collection".

Salvator Rosa (1615 – March 15, 1673) was an Italian Baroque painter, poet and printmaker, active in Naples, Rome and Florence. As a painter, he is best known as an "unorthodox and extravagant" and a "perpetual rebel" proto-Romantic. Rosa was indisputably a leader in that tendency towards the romantic and picturesque. It is an open question how influential his work was in the following decades or in following centuries. Wittkower rightly states that it is his landscapes, not his grand historical or religious dramas, that Rosa truly expresses a novel and innate spark; he may have dismissed them as frivolous cappricci in comparison to his other themes, but these academically conventional canvases often restrained his rebellious streak. In general, in landscapes he avoided the idyllic and pastoral calm countrysides of Claude Lorraine and Paul Brill, and created brooding, melancholic fantasies, awash in ruins and brigands. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Included with this piece is a catalog from an exhibit of the work of Salvator Rosa at Durlacher Brothers in New York City in 1948. The work shows light external age/wear, with age-toned paper and some rubbing to the frame. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3305

$25
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a clipping from Harper's Weekly by Thomas Nast; a print of "Wild Roses" by Maud Stumm; a lithograph of "The Country Picnic" by F. Luis Mora; lithographs by Kate Greenaway; and several other excised pages from Harper's Weekly and The Sioux City Daily Journal. 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: $16.50
Lot 3306

$10
Title: The German Terror in France
Author: Arnold J. Toynbee
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Printing Year: 1917

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather and marbled page edges, this antique volume is a scarce description of Germany's treatment of France during World War I. The work is illustrated with many photographs and several fold-out maps. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear and the spine cover is detached. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 212 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3307

$250
This lot includes the group of 6 original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Moses, Pharaoh, Angels, Cherubs, Queen Elizabeth I, Nautical and Port De Marseille. 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 3308

$100
This single issue lot features the following issue:

Title: The Vault of Horror
Publisher: EC Comics
Issue Number: 14
Issue Date: 1950

Notes: A great example of the classic and controversial EC Comics horror line of the 1950's. The third issue of the series. Stories included in this issue are Voodoo Vengence, art by Johnny Craig, who also provided the cover art, Werewolf art by Jules Feiffer & Harry Harrison Rats Have Sharp Teeth, art by Ghastly Graham Ingalls and The Strange Couple art by Al Feldstein, also includes an introduction by the Vault-keeper. This comic was very well cared-for and is in impressive, intact condition with a small stain on front top corner and slight rubbing to the front cover with very light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3309

$25
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. The feature piece in this lot is a large, folding calendar piece with intricate detail, from 1902 and made by the Perry Mason Company of Boston. Also in this lot are trade cards for soaps, vinegars, furniture, shoes, insurance and sewing machines, 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. A portion of the large calendar is torn along one of the folding seams, though all pieces appear to be intact. 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 3310

$35
Title: Pictures of Ruined Belgium, Visions de la Belgique Detruite
Author: Georges Verda
Publisher: John Lane
Printing Year: 1917

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt and black embossing, this antique volume provides a visualization of the destruction in Belgium during World War I. The work is written in French, with an English translation by J. Lewis May. The work is illustrated with 72 pen and ink sketches by Louis Berden. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages with deckled edges. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 10.25" and contains 245 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3311

$35
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Unknown Artist
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Year: c1850
Dimensions: Frame measures 10" by 8"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a Japanese watercolor on paper, by an unknown artist. The piece shows several men walking along a winding path surrounded by grass on what appears to be a very windy day with papers, leaves and a hat flying into the sky. It is assumed that Mt. Fuji is in the background. The artist used subtle colors and fine details to portray the scene, with intricate work to portray the struggle of the men against the fierce wind. The work shows light external age/wear, with some age-tone to the paper. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3312

$40
This lot includes the group of 49 original antique illustrations shown in the corresponding image. These pieces share the theme women's prints with art by Kay Neilsen, Annie French and more and are safely stored in glassine sleeves in a binder. Included in this lot are Victorian lithographs, engravings, die cuts, postcards 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: $12.50
Lot 3313

$25
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately forty Victorian lithographs and other ephemera, most of which are trade card advertisement pieces, with some intricate die-cut pieces. This lot consists of trade cards for dyes, electric oil, boraxine water softener, school books, buckwheat flower, shoes, Corning Stoves and sarsaparilla, among other products. 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 3314

$150
Title: Zenza Bronica
Model: Model C
Printing Year: c1964

Condition/Details: This Zenza Bronica camera is in like-new condition, with clean, bright chrome and black features. The camera includes a 75 mm Nikkor lens, manufactured in Japan by Nikon, with the words "Nippon Kogaku" written around the lens ring. The camera comes in a leather carrying case, with a lens hood. This camera is stored in a sturdy, hard leather Sony Video Camera case. This lot is one of two camera-related lots from the same consignor in today's auction, the other being the lot of various camera equipment, including adapter rings, lens filters and more in lot 3324.

Bronica or Zenza Bronica was a Japanese brand of professional medium format roll-film cameras, including rangefinder and single-lens reflex models. Bronica cameras first appeared in 1958, when the company's founder, Zenzaburo Yoshino, introduced a camera of his own design, the Bronica Z roll film camera, at the Philadelphia Camera Show. The name "Zenza Bronica" is reputedly derived from Zenzaburo Brownie Camera. The Bronica Z and successor Bronicas, using large-coverage, high-quality Nikkor lenses, became instant successes. Bronica later introduced lenses of its own manufacture with its later camera designs. Zenza Bronica Ltd. was eventually acquired by the lens manufacturer Tamron. Zenzaburo Yoshino died in 1988. Bronicas were workhorse cameras for wedding and portrait photographers for many years. Secondhand Bronica cameras are still widely used by professional and serious amateur photographers, in no small part due to superior image quality of 6x4.5, 6x6 and 6x7cm roll film over smaller film and digital sensor formats.
From its start, Bronica introduced a number of medium format SLRs with focal plane shutter, which used Nikkor lenses from Nikon, until this line was discontinued with the introduction of the SQ. These included Model Z (1958), D (1961) S (1961), C (1964), C2 (1965), S2 (1965), S2a (1969), EC (1972), S2a Type 2 (1972), EC-TL (1975), EC-TL Type 2 (1978), and EC-TL II (1980).(courtesy of Wikipedia) Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 3315

$250
Title: Notatki Mysliwskie Z Afryki, Somali
Author: Józef hr. Potocki
Publisher: Gebethner I Wolff
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in large marbled boards with three quarter leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this scarce Polish work is a splendid artistic rendering of African animals and men on safari. This volume is illustrated throughout, with a color-plate frontispiece of Joseph Potocki, and black and white and color engravings of African tribal people, animals and other safari-related scenery.

Józef Potocki was a Polish nobleman (szlachcic), magnate, Great Hetman of the Crown. Józef was considered the richest magnate at that time. He was voivod of Kijów Voivodship from 1702 to 1744, Regimentarz generally of the Crown Army since 1733, Great Crown Hetman since 1735, voivod of Poznań Voivodship since 1743, castellan of Kraków since 1748 and starost of Halicz, Warsaw, Leżajsk, Kołomyja, Czerwonogród, Śniatyn and Bolemów. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with the spine cover separated from the rear board. The text block remains solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 11.5" x 14.5" and contains 132 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3316

$15
Title: Londoniana
Author: Edward Walford
Publisher: Hurst and Blackett
Printing Year: 1879
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in olive cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of essays and pieces by Edward Walford about various aspects of London. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3318

$120
This lot includes the group of 22 original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include London, Newcastle, St John's College, Architecture, Windsor Castle, Angels and Christianity. 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: $8.50
Lot 3319

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles from the American Guide Series:

- San Diego, A California City Prepared by The San Diego Federal Writers' Project - Dated 1937 by The San Diego Historical Society - This volume remains in the original pictorial wrappers, protected in stiff paper protective boards. The volume contains pictures, diagrams, and a fold-out map.
- Death Valley, A Guide Written & Compiled by The Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration of Northern California - Dated 1939 by Houghton Mifflin Company - This volume remains in the original pictorial wrappers, protected in stiff paper protective boards. The volume contains pictures, diagrams, and a fold-out map.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are ex-library volumes in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3320

$45
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage cameras shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes several box camera, an assortment of small folding bed cameras, a set of vintage binoculars, and Bell & Howell Company 16mm Automatic Cine Camera. In addition to these cameras, this lot includes a small tripod, measuring 18 1/2" tall. Due to the high volume of camera equipment 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. This equipment is generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $44.50
Lot 3321

$20
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes Victorian lithographs trade cards, mounted on approximately forty matte stock cards, most containing one trade card per stock card. This lot includes trade cards for clothiers, corn starch, medications, hats, among other products. Additionally, several of the pieces are Christmas cards and 1900 calendars. The pieces in this lot show well, with delicate details. Some of the pieces may show minor wear indications, including occasional water markings, though the trade cards have been well maintained on the stock 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: $14.50
Lot 3322

$55
Title: The Letters and Journals of James Fennimore Cooper
Editor: James Franklin Beard
Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Printing Year: 1960-1968
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing and protected in mylar covered dust jackets, this set provides a collection of unpublished writings of James Fennimore Cooper, the popular American writer of the early 19th century, best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales and his most famous work, the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece (biography courtesy of Wikipedia). 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 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 3323

$55
Title: Peter Parley's Pictorial History of North and South America
Author: S. G. Goodrich
Publisher: The Peter Parley Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1858

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative leather boards with gilt embossing and marbled page edges, this antique volume is a scarce intact description of North and South America, illustrated with over 300 engravings of the Native Americans and settlers. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing and sunning to the spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The rear board is cracked at the seam of the spine. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 10" and contains 938 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3324

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of camera equipment shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features a large collection of Tiffen Adapter Rings in various sizes and a collection of Kodak adapter rings in various sizes in the original boxes, as well as other lens filters, a Nikon Focusing Screen, three Kodak Portrait Attachments, and many other pieces. This lot is one of two camera-related lots from the same consignor, the other being the Zenza Bronica Camera in lot 3314. Due to the high volume of camera equipment 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. This equipment is generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 3325

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique nautical maps from the United States Department of Commerce:

- New York Bay and Harbor - Dated 1910 - Map No. 369
- Hells Gate and East River from Blackwells Island to Lawrence Point - Dated 1913 - Map No. 3695
- Approaches to New York, Fire Island Light to Sea Girt Light - Dated 1914 - Map No. 1215 - Stamped on the bottom is "Lights, Beacons and Buoys corrected for information received to July 1915.
- Long Island Sound, Western Part - Dated 1916 - Map No. 1213

Unless otherwise noted, the maps in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, including age-toned paper, with some rubbing and water markings. The maps vary in size. This is one of several lots containing antique maps from the United States government, please review the catalog for more details. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3326

$110
Title: Historia Numorum, A Manual of Greek Numismatics
Author: Barclay V. Head
Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with leather backing and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of Greek coinage. The work is illustrated with samples of ancient Greek coins accompanying the descriptions of the coins and the approximate dates of use.

The Greek world was divided into more than two thousand self-governing city-states (in Greek, poleis), and more than half of them issued their own coins. Some coins circulated widely beyond their polis, indicating that they were being used in inter-city trade; the first example appears to have been the silver stater or didrachm of Aegina, which regularly turns up in hoards in Egypt or the Levant, which are deficient in their own supplies of silver. As such coins circulated more widely, coins of other cities came increasingly to be minted to the same weight standard (the weight standard of the Aeginetan drachma was 6.1 g) although marked with the symbols of the issuing city. This is not unlike present day Euro coins, which are recognizably from a particular country, but usable all over the Euro zone. (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 some external age/wear, with wear to the leather spine cover. The text block remains well bound, except for a few pages at the end of the volume that have separated from the text block. The pages are age-toned with some water markings. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 10" and contains 807 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3328

$45
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: The Fundamental Way Out For Agriculture Lies In Mechanization
Artist: uncredited
Printer: He Bei Province People's Art Publishing House
Year: 1977
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster promotes the use of tractors to increase agricultural production, printed during the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through 1976. This poster uses vivid shades of red, blue and green to depict a hardworking young man who is working to build bright red tractors. This poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications, with brilliant colors. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
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