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Lot 2074

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Everyone: The Timeless Myth of "Everyman" Reborn by Frederick Franck - Dated 1978 by Doubleday & Company, Inc.
- Give A Man A Horse by Henry C. Pitz - Dated 1938 by The John C. Winston Company
- The Desert Daisy by H. G. Wells - Dated 1957 by Beta Phi Mu
- Whittans by Hannah Aitken - Dated 1951 by Hodder and Stoughton Ltd. - author-inscribed on the front free endpaper
- Ariel by Sylvia Plath - Dated 1965 by Harper & Row - notation
- War-Blown by Cosette Faust Newton - Dated 1941 by The Kaleidograph Press - author-inscribed
- The Cultivation of Christmas Trees by T. S. Eliot - Dated 1956 by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy
- Death: A Comedy in One Act by Woody Allen - Dated 1975 by Samuel French, Inc.

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 2075

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature, published in wrappers:

- Richelieu by G.P.R. James - Dated c1850 by Edwards & Goshorn - Lacking original front wrapper and most of the rear wrapper.
- The Countess of Rudolstadt: The Sequel to Consuelo by George Sand - Dated 1851 by T. B. Peterson and Brothers - Lacking front wrapper, rear wrapper is chipped.
- Hans Breitmann's Party, With Other Ballads by uncredited author - Dated 1868 by T. B. Peterson & Brothers - Lacking wrappers.
- Dermot Mac Morrough; or, The Conquest of Ireland by John Quincy Adams - Dated 1832 by Carter Hendee and Co. - Lacking rear wrapper and rear pages, text block ends at page 108.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2076

$40
Title: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Printing Year: 1997

Condition/Details: Bound in blue paper-covered boards with black cloth to the spine, bronze colored lettering along the spine, and complete with un-clipped dust jacket, this stated first edition is an author-signed first printing of Charles Frazier's first novel. This National Book Award-winning debut was the basis for the critically-acclaimed film of the same title. The work features pictorial map endpapers, a John Berendt blurb sticker on the front dust jacket, and the "man-woman" misprint on page 25, as well as the full number line on the copyright page. The volume shows very well, with light shelf wear and solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket features a protective mylar wrapper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 356 pages.
 
Lot 2077

$35
This lot includes the group of books and ephemera on beekeeping and apiculture shown in the corresponding image. This material includes publications from the Canadian Bee Journal and publications from universities and the Department of Agriculture. States covered include Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, Montana and others. Also included is a binder of typed letters and letterhead from John N. Demuth & Son, National Bee-Keepers Association and Gleanings in Bee Culture.

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. 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.
 
Lot 2078

$40
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 2079

$140
This lot includes a dozen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are cream in color (creating a vellum-like appearance), 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 2080

$30
Title: Hawthorne's Works, Illustrated Library Edition
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: James R. Osgood & Company
Printing Year: 1872
Number of Volumes: seven volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of Nathaniel Hawthorne's works. The volumes show mild external age/wear including some sunning to the spines. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 7.5". 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 2081

$55
Title: The Pioneers; or, The Sources of the Susquehanna
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: Charles Wiley
Printing Year: 1823

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards with three-quarter leather, this antique volume is the first volume of James Fenimore Cooper’s The Pioneers. This volume is a first edition, second printing work, with J. Seymour listed as the printer. Cooper's name is not listed on the title page, instead listed as "The Author of 'Precaution'." The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board detached and the leather spine showing rubbing and loss. The front free endpaper and half-title page are detached with the front board. The pages are age-toned and show foxing. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 7.25" and contains 275 pages.
 
Lot 2082

$20
Title: The World's Greatest Literature
Author: various authors
Publisher: The Spencer Press
Printing Year: c1936
Number of Volumes: Complete 20-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in brown cloth with bright gilt tooling and green spine labels, this vintage set features some of the World's greatest literature. These volumes are in excellent condition, showing only mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.25".
 
Lot 2083

$50
Title: Frank Leslie's Historical Register of the United States Centennial Exposition, 1876
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Frank Leslie
Printing Year: 1875

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized marble paper-covered boards with three-quarter leather, this antique volumes provides information on the Centennial Exposition of 1876. The work is illustrated with a chromolithographed frontispiece and full-page plates of flags from around the world, as well as many illustrations, including many full-page and a fold-out. The volume shows external age/wear, with the spine cover lacking and both boards detached. Several pages are detached, primarily at the front of the volume. The fold-out illustration is separated into two pieces. The book measures approximately 11" x 15" and contains 320 pages.
 
Lot 2084

$60
This lot includes the group of Easton Press books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles included in this lot are Of Mice & Men, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Robinson Crusoe, and Moby Dick. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are in new or like-new condition - one is still in it's original plastic.
 
Lot 2085

$80
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 2086

$25
This lot includes the group of framed 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 12 varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are a Nutting-style tinted photograph signed Lanson along the bottom edge, a pair of fairy-themed prints in matching frames, and various other prints featuring landscapes and women. 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 2087

$50
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 Japan & Korea, How Man Pollutes His World, North America, The World, The Caribbean, North Central United States, Northwestern United States, and Africa.

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. 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 2088

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Familiar Chats with the Queens of the Stage by Alan Dale - Dated 1890 by Publisher - some wear to edges of boards and spine cover, cracking along front hinge
- The Journal of Sir Walter Scott: From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford - Dated 1891 by David Douglas - two volume set, some moisture indications, some torn, and/or detached pages
- A Book of Memories of Great Men and Women of the Age by S. C. Hall - Dated 1877 by Virtue and Company - some wear to edges of spine cover
- Suburban Sketches by W. D. Howells - Dated 1871 by Hurd & Houghton - some wear to edges of spine cover

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2089

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of 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 2090

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage literature 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 large 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 2091

$90
This lot includes a dozen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are chocolate and cocoa 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 2092

$275
Title: Journal of a Cruise Made to the Pacific Ocean
Author: Captain David Porter
Publisher: Bradford and Inskeep
Printing Year: 1815 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in antique leather with crimson spine label and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of Porter's travels through Brazil, Patagoina, Chile, Peru and the Galapagos Islands. This book contains two volumes in one binding. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and nine full-page engravings throughout. Two of the original engravings are no longer present, including the fold-out map. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with rubbing to the leather, primarily along the edges. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages, showing some moisture indications. An antique signature from a previous owner is on the front endpaper and title page. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 263 and 169 pages.
 
Lot 2093

$45
Title: Le Vatican et la Basilique de St. Pierre de Rome
Author: Paul Letarouilly
Publisher: J. H. Jansen
Printing Year: c1915

Condition/Details: In an elephant folio of tan paper with three-quarter brown cloth and brown lettering, this antique volume is a scarce collection of plates of the Vatican. This collection includes seventy plates, loose within the folio, as issued. The volume shows some external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities, a slight chip along the top edge of the front board and light moisture indications to the boards. The title page shows light chipping along the edges. The plates show well, with some light age-toning and occasional chipping along the edges. The book measures approximately 14" x 22".
 
Lot 2094

$90
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: The Delineator
Issue Dates: Early 20th Century
Approximate Number of Issues: 18

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 2095

$30
Title: The Annals of Albany
Author: J. Munsell
Publisher: Joel Munsell
Printing Year: 1853

Condition/Details: Bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume provides a detailed account of Albany in the mid-Nineteenth Century. This is volume four only. The work is illustrated with several full-page engravings, including a fold-out map frontispiece and a fold-out plan of the city later in the text. This is an ex-library volume, with a spine label and several stamps and bookplate on the front endpapers and copyright page. The volume shows light external age/wear. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block shows some wear, being divided into several sections. The pages are age-toned with some foxing. The fold-out illustrations show well, with only minor creasing. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 405 pages.
 
Lot 2096

$20
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included in this lot are Brumbo: Ja Tahdet, The Story of the Great Lakes, Fairy Tales Mother Reads To Us, Little Gardeners, Bozo and His Rocket Ship, and Soliga Sagor. 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 2097

$110
Title: Original Compilation of Bound, Antique Music
Author: various composers
Publisher: various publishers
Printing Year: mid-late 18th Century

Condition/Details: Bound in brown paper-covered boards with dark brown cloth tape along the spine, this unique compilation of music features antique pieces from various composers. These pieces were printed in London in the 1770's-1790's. A signature from previous owner Samuel Priestley Taylor is on the front endpaper, dated 1802. Taylor was a famous early American organist. Pieces in this volume include:
- "The Favourite Rondeau, Sung by Sig. Manzoletto, in the Opera Zemire E Azor, Composed by Sig. Bertoni ... Printed by Longman & Broderip"
- "Pleyel's Celebrated Concertante, as performed with the greatest applause at the Pantheon and Hanover Square Concerts...Printed & Sold by Wm Boag"
- "I Know That My Redeemer, Composed by Mr. Handel ... Printed for G. Walker"
- "One Kind Kiss. A Favorite Song & Duet Sung by Mr. Kelly and Mrs Crouch at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane"
- "The Soldier Slumbring, Sung by Mr. Dignum with unbounded Applause, at Vauxhall Gardens, The Words by G. Walker, The Music by Mr. Whitaker" - The signature of John Whitaker is present at the bottom of the first page of music.

For additional titles in this lot, please contact our gallery. The volume shows external age/wear, with some loss to the paper of covering the boards, and remnants of leather along the spine. The cloth tape along the spine is separating from the volume. The binding shows some play, with age-toned pages showing fine patina. This original piece is a unique item of musical history from London. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 14". Each piece of music is separately paginated.
 
Lot 2098

$100
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 2099

$40
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Featured in this lot is a first edition of the second part only of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, published in 1870 by Roberts Brothers. Other titles include Life of Washington, Humpty Dumpty's Tales, Little Women, The Young Ranchers, Life of Kit Carson and For a Dear Little Rogue. 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 2100

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Familiar Sermons by Asa Rand - Dated 1825 by The Mirror Office - shows wear to boards, moisture indications, and some torn pages
- Memoir of the Life and Ministry of Mr. William Branwell by James Sigston - Dated 1849 by Lane & Scott - cracking along front gutter, pages show some foxing
- The Works of the Rev. John Witherspoon - Dated 1801 by William W. Woodward - volume IV only, some cracking along front gutter, pages show some foxing
- The American National Preacher edited by Rev. J. M. Sherwood - Dated 1851 by J.V. Pettis - volume XXV only, some loose and/or detached pages, shows wear to boards and spine cover
- The Works of William Paley - Dated 1854 by Crissy & Markley - some cracking along front gutter, pages show some foxing

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2101

$20
This lot includes the group of antique pulp shown in the corresponding image(s). Works in this lot include: Collection of British Authors, Cleopatra, Erema or My Father's Sin, The Two Brothers, Which Shall It Be? and Bob Covington, among others. 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. Many of these works are in the original wrappers. Some of these volumes show more advanced wear, with detached pages, signatures and wrappers.
 
Lot 2102

$50
Title: What Shall We Drink? Popular Drinks, Recipes and Toasts
Author: Magnus Bredenbek
Publisher: Carlyle House
Printing Year: 1934 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gold lettering, this vintage volume is a very scarce first edition of this classic bartending manual. The work features a full-page illustration of glassware. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 215 pages.
 
Lot 2103

$10
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 5 framed varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. This lot features antique and vintage engraved portraits and photographs. 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 2104

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of 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 2105

$80
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 2106

$15
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include The Dream of Gerontius, Cap and Gown, and Gems from Longfellow. 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 2107

$225
Title: The Stones of Venice
Author: John Ruskin
Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co.
Printing Year: 1873-74
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in light brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt pictorial designs on the front and rear boards, this antique set is a scarce author-signed edition. This set was signed by Ruskin at the end of the preface. The set includes studies of "The Foundations," "The Sea-Stories," and "The Fall." The work is profusely with full-page plates, with all called-for illustrations present. These volumes have been professionally recased, with modern spines and endpapers, and the original, antique boards. The dark brown spines show well, with light brown cloth spine labels and gilt lettering. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light wear along the board edges. The volumes are tightly bound with age-toned pages, showing occasional light moisture indications. The books measure approximately 7" x 10.5".
 
Lot 2108

$20
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 2109

$45
Title: The Twentieth Maine: A Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War
Author: John J. Pullen
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1957 Author-Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt and black pictorial design and lettering on the spine, this vintage volume is an author-signed history of the 20th Regiment Infantry, Maine Volunteers of the Civil War. Author John J. Pullen hand-signed this volume in ink on the front free endpaper. The volume is in its pictorial dust jacket, carefully stored in clear mylar. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some sunning along the bottom edge of the boards. The jacket shows some wear, with loss along the top and bottom edges of the spine, and some tearing and chipping along the edges. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.5" and contains 338 pages.
 
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