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Lot 2341

$45
This large lot is part of a large collection of vintage and collectible comic books that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional lots. This particular lot features issues from series such as: Crisis, Superman, Batman, GI Joe and DC's Who's Who. Due to the high volume of material 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 large lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These comics were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition. All covers are present and most or all issues are in plastic sleeves. Some issues may show light age/wear.
 
Lot 2342

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique large format history titles:

- Our Country's Pride, The Army and Navy - Dated 1903 by Cupples & Leon
- Picturesque Cuba and Our Navy - Dated c1898 by Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Lacking title page.
- Our War With Spain - The Army and Navy - Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippines - Dated 1898 by Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Boards are detached.
- A Photographic Record of the Russo-Japanese War by James H. Hare - Dated 1905 by P. F. Collier & Son
- Temples of Southern India - Dated c1900 - Boards are detached and lacking full title page. Real photographs included loose in the volume.
- The Story of the Spanish-American War and the Revolt in the Philippines by W. Nephew King - Dated 1900 by Peter Fenelon Collier & Son

These books are from a large collection of antique and vintage nautical volumes. All of these volumes show advanced indications of wear, including extensive moisture indications, rubbing and tearing to the bindings, detached boards and pages and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction or contact our gallery.
 
Lot 2343

$60
This lot includes a dozen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are a range of rust, auburn, and bronze tones in color; preview other lots to see the full range of rich colors used by the binder in building this collection. The books are bound in quality leather with desirable features such as gilt tooling, raised bands, deep pattern blind-stamp tooling to the boards, and were executed with a high degree of competence. The quality of the leather and the workmanship shows beautifully, this was clearly a labor of love. The books have the appearance one would expect of important seventeenth or eighteenth century bindings, when they were new.

The contents of the books range widely; we've shown the spines with the titles, in the corresponding images. There are approximately 600 books in this collection; preview other lots to see additional offerings during this auction. These books are in excellent condition, like new externally with some mild age indications to the text blocks.
 
Lot 2344

$10
This lot includes the group of antique decorative reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: the Hermitage of the Commonwealth, James Read, and delinquents and criminals. This lot contains one salesman sample of History of the Johnstown Flood, which contains a ledger in the back. This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring and summer, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of lots such as this one during the course of this auction. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 2345

$150
Title: The Complete Angler; or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Rivers Fish-Ponds Fish and Fishing
Author: Izaak Walton
Publisher: Nattali and Bond
Printing Year: 1860
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled paper with three-quarter leather, raised spine bands and grey spine lables, this antique set is an early edition of Walton's classic work on fishing, The Complete Angler. The work is illustrated with in-text and full page engravings. These volumes have been professionally rebound in modern three-quarter leather, marbled-covered boards and endpapers. The pages were trimmed during the rebinding, and the gilded top edge shows some light loss along the edge. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7.25" x 10".
 
Lot 2346

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring and summer, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of lots such as this one during the course of this auction.  As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 2347

$40
This lot includes the group of oblong, antique German works from the early Twentieth Century shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include a thin, oblong publication Altfraenkische Bilder, from 1906-1907 and 1910. Each volume is in pictorial paper wrappers, and carefully stored in the original stiff cream paper folios. The volumes are decoratively designed, with in-text photographs and colorful leaf designs around the edges. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2349

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of antique & modern books on history 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 large lots 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.
 
Lot 2350

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Ohio Poland-China Record - Dated 1893 by Ohio Poland-China Record Company - three volumes (XV, XVI, & XX), some moisture indications and wear to boards
- The Modern Setter by A. F. Hochwalt - Dated 1935 by A. F. Hochwalt Company
- Hunting Dogs: Their Training and Care by Hubert Hutton - Dated 1938 by Commercial Printing Company - preface page is detached, some chipping and/or moisture indications to pages
- Tales of the Turf...Wet Sundays by W. H. Gocher - Dated 1903 by W. H. Gocher - text block separated from front hinge and spine cover, some chipping and moisture indications to pages

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2351

$175
This lot includes eighteen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are cream, maroon, and a range of rust in color; preview other lots to see the full range of rich colors used by the binder in building this collection. The books are bound in quality leather with desirable features such as gilt tooling, raised bands, deep pattern blind-stamp tooling to the boards, and were executed with a high degree of competence. The quality of the leather and the workmanship shows beautifully, this was clearly a labor of love. The books have the appearance one would expect of important seventeenth or eighteenth century bindings, when they were new.

The contents of the books range widely; we've shown the spines with the titles, in the corresponding images. There are approximately 600 books in this collection; preview other lots to see additional offerings during this auction. These books are in excellent condition, like new externally with some mild age indications to the text blocks.
 
Lot 2352

$30
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors included in this lot are Alice Walker, James M. Barrie, Rev. J. H Ingraham, Rene Patris, Rochelle Owens, George Moore, and Sarah Trousdale Mallory. The Making of an Immortal is limited edition number 1001 of 1240 copies, and is author-signed. This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring and summer, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of lots such as this one during the course of this auction. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 2353

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of antique literary classics 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 large lots 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.
 
Lot 2354

$120
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Amazing Stories
Issue Dates: 1936-1937
Approximate Number of Issues: 8

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.
 
Lot 2355

$80
This lot includes a dozen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are a range of rust, auburn, and bronze tones in color; preview other lots to see the full range of rich colors used by the binder in building this collection. The books are bound in quality leather with desirable features such as gilt tooling, raised bands, deep pattern blind-stamp tooling to the boards, and were executed with a high degree of competence. The quality of the leather and the workmanship shows beautifully, this was clearly a labor of love. The books have the appearance one would expect of important seventeenth or eighteenth century bindings, when they were new.

The contents of the books range widely; we've shown the spines with the titles, in the corresponding images. There are approximately 600 books in this collection; preview other lots to see additional offerings during this auction. These books are in excellent condition, like new externally with some mild age indications to the text blocks.
 
Lot 2357

$100
Title: Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849
Author: Robert Baird
Publisher: Lea & Blanchard
Printing Year: 1850

Condition/Details: Bound in dark brown blind-stamped cloth, this antique volume is a scarce work on early travels to the West Indies and North America. The volume shows external age/wear, with dark brown cloth tape along the spine. All pages prior to the title page are lacking, and the title page has been rebacked. The text block is separated and several pages are detached. The pages are lightly age-toned. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.75" and contains 354 pages, followed by the publisher's advertisements.
 
Lot 2358

$30
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). 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. This lot includes 18 varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are photographs, prints, magazines covers, advertisements and excised engravings. Nearly all of these pieces are in frames. Featured is a signed photograph of actor Charlton Heston from his futuristic film Soylent Green and a signed, limited edition engraving by Don Swann. 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.
 
Lot 2359

$60
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s 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 of the The New England Farmer publication:

- edited by Thomas G. Fessenden - Dated 1823
- edited by Thoms G. Fessenden - Dated 1824
- edited by Thomas G. Fessenden - Dated 1826
- edited by Thomas G. Fessenden - Dated 1827
- edited by Thomas G. Fessenden - Dated 1830

In-text engravings are present throughout these antique agricultural titles. Unless otherwise noted, these volumes show fine patina, with lightly age-toned pages and occasional foxing. The page edges were trimmed when the volumes were compiled. The bindings show some advanced wear, with detached boards, some lacking spine covers and rubbing along the edges. These are ex-library volumes, with bookplates on the front endpaper.
 
Lot 2360

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Sistine Ceiling by Charles De Tolnay - Dated 1945 by Princeton University Press
- Florentine Painting of the Trecento by Pietro Toesca - published by Harcourt, Brace and Company - spine shows some sunning
- Italian Primitives at Yale University by Richard Offner - Dated 1927 by Yale University Press - spine cover shows some moisture indications
- A History of Sienese Painting by George Harold Edgell - Dated 1932 by The Dial Press - spine cover shows some sunning
- Studies in Florentine Painting by Richard Offner - Dated 1927 by Frederic Fairchild Sherman - some rubbing and wear to board edges
- The Life of Michale Angelo by Romain Rolland - Dated 1912 by E. P. Dutton & Company - foxing to pages

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2361

$70
This lot includes a dozen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are tan and light nut tones in color; preview other lots to see the full range of rich colors used by the binder in building this collection. The books are bound in quality leather with desirable features such as gilt tooling, raised bands, deep pattern blind-stamp tooling to the boards, and were executed with a high degree of competence. The quality of the leather and the workmanship shows beautifully, this was clearly a labor of love. The books have the appearance one would expect of important seventeenth or eighteenth century bindings, when they were new.

The contents of the books range widely; we've shown the spines with the titles, in the corresponding images. There are approximately 600 books in this collection; preview other lots to see additional offerings during this auction. These books are in excellent condition, like new externally with some mild age indications to the text blocks.
 
Lot 2362

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 large lots 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.
 
Lot 2363

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage estate titles:

- The Life and Death of a Spanish Town by Elliot Paul - Dated 1937 by Random House
- Statutes of the State of New-York Relating to Common Schools by The Superintendent of Common Schools - Dated 1847 by G. Van Benthuysen
- Gipsy Blair, The Western Detective: A Thrilling Story of Western Detective Life by Judson R. Taylor - Dated 1883 by J. S. Ogilvie & Company
- The American Manual; or New English Reader by Moses Severance - Dated 1830 by C. Sentell (Waterloo, NY)
- An Introduction to the Study of Gothic Architecture by John Henry Parker - Dated 1884 by Parker and Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2364

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the New York State College of Agriculture - Dated 1914 by J.B. Lyon Company - shows some moisture indications and foxing
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden Record by C. Stuart Gager - Dated 1944 by Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences - inscribed by the author's wife, Berta Bagg Gager, on the front free endpaper
- New York Walk Book by Raymond H. Torrey, Frank Place Jr., and Robert L. Dickinson - Dated 1951 by The American Geographical Society - dust jacket has some tearing
- S.H. Hadley of Water Street by J. Wilbur Chapman - Dated 1906 by Fleming H. Revell Company
- The Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher, in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn - Dated 1873 by J.B. Ford & Company - some rubbing and wear to board edges
- Henry J. Raymond and The New York Press for Thirty Years by Augustus Maverick - Dated 1870 by A. S. Hale - this volume shows some advanced wear indicators including separation at the spine and moisture indications

This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring and summer, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of lots such as this one during the course of this auction. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 2365

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of Scandinavian language books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are handsomely bound, most with full or partial leather bindings, and come from a large, impressive collection we are selling over the course of this auction. The majority of the books in this collection are written in Swedish and/or Danish, with perhaps other Scandinavian languages represented. These books show beautifully and are in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2367

$70
This lot includes a dozen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are burgundy and deep brick tones in color; preview other lots to see the full range of rich colors used by the binder in building this collection. The books are bound in quality leather with desirable features such as gilt tooling, raised bands, deep pattern blind-stamp tooling to the boards, and were executed with a high degree of competence. The quality of the leather and the workmanship shows beautifully, this was clearly a labor of love. The books have the appearance one would expect of important seventeenth or eighteenth century bindings, when they were new.

The contents of the books range widely; we've shown the spines with the titles, in the corresponding images. There are approximately 600 books in this collection; preview other lots to see additional offerings during this auction. These books are in excellent condition, like new externally with some mild age indications to the text blocks.
 
Lot 2368

$50
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors included in this lot are: Hamilton Wright Mabie, James Russell Lowell, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Washington Irving. This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring and summer, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of lots such as this one during the course of this auction. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 2369

$55
Title: Beloved Belindy
Author: Johnny Gruelle
Publisher: The P. F. Volland Company
Printing Year: 1926 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a stated first edition of the children’s book Beloved Belindy by noted author and illustrator Johnny Gruelle. This work, published by the P. F. Volland Company as part of the Volland Happy Children Books series. The work is illustrated with many full-page color illustrations, as well as in-text illustrations, and pictorial endpapers featuring the classic duo Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing and wear along the edges of the boards and spine. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages, with occasional moisture indications and occasional tears, with no loss to the pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 2370

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 large lots 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.
 
Lot 2371

$100
Title: The Book of the American Indian
Author: Hamlin Garland
Publisher: Harpers and Brothers
Printing Year: 1923 First Edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in dark grey paper with pasted-down Remington illustration of a Native American and black cloth spine, this antique volume is a first edition work on Native Americans, profusely illustrated by Frederic Remington. The volume shows light external age/wear, including the gilt lettering along the spine having rubbed away, wear to the extremities and some light loss to the illustration on the front board. The volume is solidly bound with clean, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 12 1/4" and contains 274 pages.
 
Lot 2372

$60
Title: Days of Deer-Stalking in the Forest of Atholl, With Some Account of the Nature and Habits of the Red Deer
Author: William Scrope
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1847

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in full calf with gilt tooling, raised spine bands and chocolate brown spine label, this antique volume is an early edition of this work on deer hunting. The work is illustrated with an engraved title page, frontispiece and several full-page illustrations throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some shelf wear and rubbing to the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages, featuring brightly gilded page edges. Occasional rubbed spots on pages and foxing to the engraved title page and frontispiece. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 431 pages.
 
Lot 2373

$55
This lot includes the group of beekeeping books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books focus on beekeeping in the Midwest United States, and include annual reports from the Illinois State Bee-Keeper's Association, pamphlets from Western Honey Bee, pamphlets from Wisconsin Beekeeping. These publications are from the 1910s and 1920s. Most of these volumes are small pamphlets that show well, with the front and rear covers intact. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2374

$70
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Astounding Science Fiction
Issue Dates: 1950-1953
Approximate Number of Issues: 28

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show minor signs of age/wear.
 
Lot 2375

$200
This lot features a bound early newspaper compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual newspaper issues were bound together in a single hard cover volume. The book featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Editor: NA
Publisher: Frank Leslie
Issue Date Range: January 30, 1864 through December 31, 1864
Issue Number Range: 435 through 483

Notes: This volume is bound in oversized marbled paper-covered boards with half-leather. These Civil War newspapers are profusely illustrated with in-text and full-page engravings. The stories and engravings are primarily related to the Civil War. The volume shows some age/wear, with the both boards detached and loss to the leather spine and extremities.
 
Lot 2376

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 large lots 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.
 
Lot 2377

$25
This lot includes a rare group of approximately 100 large maps which came from the private holdings of the Smithsonian Museum. These maps are a rare find as these examples were never circulated to subscribers. Published by National Geographic Magazine from the 1940s through the 1970s, each map was issued to the Smithsonian prior to the typical folding to fit inside the magazine, and have been stored flat. Hence, the condition of each map is excellent with no pinholes, standard grid fold-lines, etc. These classic maps, familiar to almost everyone, are most pleasing to find in this condition. Some of the geographic regions and titles featured in this lot include The West Indies, Antarctica, The World, Africa, National Parks of The United States and Canada, The Lands of the Bible Today and South America.

This is one of several lots containing these maps; please review the rest of the catalog for information on other groups being offered during this auction. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These maps range in size and are as large as approximately 42" x 33". This lot includes some duplication and some pieces have minor edge wear/creasing from storage and handling.
 
Lot 2378

$15
This lot includes the group of vintage literature in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included are Of Houses and Cats (author-signed by Eunice de Chazeau), Americans, Dark Lady, Trade Wind Tales (author-signed by Wade Warren Thayer), and By Sun and Star. This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring and summer, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of lots such as this one during the course of this auction. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
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