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Lot 2146

$25
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 8 varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are original oil paintings on canvas and other original paintings, featuring landscapes, shore scenes, country scenes and more. All of the pieces are in frames, some in very decorative frames. 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 2147

$80
This lot includes a dozen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are crimson and deeper shades of red 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 2148

$60
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. 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 2149

$120
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 Australia, The Political World, The World, Indians of North America, The United States, America's Federal Lands, California, Southwest Asia, and Mexico and Central 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. 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 2150

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

Title: Astounding Science Fiction
Issue Dates: 1946-1947
Approximate Number of Issues: 13

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. One strip of clear tape at top and bottom of spines for reinforcing. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear.
 
Lot 2151

$100
Title: Chart of the World
Author: Dr. Hermann Berhaus
Publisher: Justus Perthes
Printing Year: 1882

Condition/Details: Bound in large, paper-covered boards with cloth spine backing and paper spine label, this antique piece is a fold-out, linen-backed map of the world, containing "the lines of oceanic mail steam communication and overland routes, the international aerial and submarine telegraphs, and the principal tracks of sailing vessels, showing some continental surface characteristics, the oceanic currents and important deep-sea soundings." This piece has text in English and German. The volume shows some external age/wear, with moisture indications and wear and separation to the cloth spine. The map shows well, with some light age/wear, including age-toning, foxing and moisture indications. The original front tie is present, and the rear tie has been trimmed. The book measures approximately 20" x 16" and the map measures approximately 62" x 38.5" when expanded.
 
Lot 2152

$50
This lot includes the group of antique children's Christmas books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains titles such as the pop-up book Christmas Time In Action and The Little Mixer by Lillian Nicholson Shearon. 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. Some books in this lot show more advanced wear including some tearing to wrappers and pencil scribbles on the covers and interiors.
 
Lot 2153

$25
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature gilt embossing and tooling, pictorial designs and other decorative features. 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 2154

$70
Title: The Scotch Itinerary Containing the Roads Through Scotland, on a New Plan
Author: James Duncan
Publisher: James and Andrew Duncan (Glasgow)
Printing Year: 1805

Condition/Details: Bound in oblong leather-covered boards, this miniature antique volume is a scarce travel guide of Scotland with "copious observations for the instruction and entertainment of travelers." The work is illustrated with a fold-out engraved map. The volume shows external age/wear, with some loss to the leather and the internal hinges cracked. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The fold-out map shows some wear, with creases and loss to the bottom right corner. The book measures approximately 3" x 8". The publisher's catalog is present at the front and rear of the text block.
 
Lot 2155

$70
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 2156

$15
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors whose works are included in this lot are Jean Starr Untermeyer, Richard Aumerle Maher, and Robert Hichens. 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 2158

$90
Title: History of the Crusades
Author: Michaud
Publisher: George Barrie
Printing Year: c1880
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in chocolate brown pebbled cloth with three-quarter leather and decorative gilt design and lettering, this antique set provides a history of the crusades vividly captured in the illustrations of noted artist Gustave Dore. The work is profusely illustrated with full-page illustrations with thin paper guard sheets. The volumes show external age/wear, with the boards and spine covers detached and rubbing to the leather. The spine cover of volume one is lacking. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring brightly gilded page edges. The books measure approximately 10.5" x 15".
 
Lot 2159

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Down Tops'l by Hervey Benham - Dated 1951 by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd
- Tide Time by A. S. Bennett - Dated 1949 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd - dust jacket has some tearing
- June of Rochester by A. S. Bennet - Dated 1939 by Edward Arnold & Co. - some sunning to front board
- The Fore-and-Aft Rig in America by E. P. Morris - Dated 1927 by New Haven: Yale University Press - dust jacket has some tears and loss
- The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by C. Nepean Longridge - Dated 1955 by Percival Marshall & Company Ltd. - in slipcase with dust jacket

These books are from a large collection of antique and vintage nautical volumes. Some of these volumes may show more advanced indications of wear, including moisture indications, rubbing and tearing to the bindings, detached 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 2160

$15
This lot includes the group of vintage literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors included in this lot are Leo Clancy, Edward Charles, James R. Simmons, Anthony Wilson, Tom Sweeney, and Anne MacFarland. 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 2161

$80
This lot includes a dozen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are emerald and deeper greens 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 2162

$120
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 2163

$25
Title: The Writings of Anne Isabella Thackeray
Author: Anne Isabella Thackeray
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1870

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce collection of works by Anne Isabella Thackeray, the eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray. The text is in two columns and includes occasional in-text engravings. 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 6" x 9.25" and contains 425 pages, followed by the publisher’s catalog.
 
Lot 2164

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

- Interior & Exterior Decorative Ornament - Dated 1931 by The Fisher & Jirouch Co. - some wear to boards and spine cover, some foxing to pages
- Home Owners' Catalogs - Dated circa 1936 by F. W. Dodge Corporation - some foxing
- A Simple Course In Home Decorating by Winnifred Fales - Dated 1923 by Small, Maynard, & Company - some wear to board edges, remnants of a book plate on front endpaper

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2165

$200
Title: The German Classics, Masterpieces of German Literature
Author: various authors
Publisher: The German Publication Society
Printing Year: 1913
Number of Volumes: Complete 20-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in maroon leather with raised spine bands and bright gilt lettering and tooling, this antique set is a collection of German literary classics, known as the Patrons' Edition. The work is illustrated with frontispiece and full-page illustrations throughout, many with tissue paper guard sheets with red lettering. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with shelf wear and rubbing to the extremities. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring brightly gilded top edges. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.5".
 
Lot 2166

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Holy Bible - Dated 1813 by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan - leather boards show some cracking and wear, pages show some foxing and moisture indications, some loss to title page
- The Pilgrim's Progress by John Paul Bunyan - Dated 1853 by Robert Carter & Brothers - pages show some foxing and moisture indications, boards and spine cover show some rubbing and loss to edges
- The Psalmist by J. B. Jeter - Dated 1854 by American Baptist Publication Society - endpapers show some pencil writing and markings, cracking along front gutter, wear to boards
- Moses' Choice by Jeremiah Burroughs - Dated circa 1725 - handwritten title page, shows some moisture indications and foxing, wear and chipping to spine cover

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 2167

$25
This lot includes the group of antique juvenile series books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes come from the The Golden West Boys series and include "Injun" and "Whitey" titles. Houghton Mifflin Company published two of these volumes in 1920 and 1921 and Grosset & Dunlap published the other volume in 1922. 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 2169

$140
Title: Cotton In My Sack
Author: Lois Lenski
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1937 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in mauve cloth with bright silver lettering and design and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a scarce author-signed children’s book from noted children’s author and illustrator Lois Lenski. Lenski signed the volume in black ink on the half-title page. This volume is a stated first edition.

Lois Lenski (October 14, 1893 Springfield, Ohio - September 11, 1974) was a popular and prolific American writer of children's and young adult fiction. One of her projects was a collection of regional novels about children across the United States. Titles in this series include her most famous work, Strawberry Girl, about a girl in Florida; Blue Ridge Billy, about a North Carolina youth living in rural Appalachia; and Bayou Suzette, among other titles. In 1946 she was awarded the Newbery Medal for Strawberry Girl.

For over fifty years Lois Lenski pursued her professional career as an illustrator and author of books for children. During that time she illustrated some fifty books for other authors, and wrote and illustrated nearly 100 of her own books. Lenski's writing included picture books and stories for very young children as well as intermediate works for older children and young adults. Although she wrote primarily prose, Lenski also published books of poetry, songs and plays for children. Lois Lenski's life was a unique balance of family and career. Her close family and small town upbringing provided a personal foundation and served as a strong influence in her writing and career. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume is part of a collection of signed and unsigned Lois Lenski books throughout this catalog. Please review the catalog for other titles.

The work contains in-text illustrations throughout and pictorial endpapers. The volume shows well, with some light external age/wear. The jacket is torn along the bottom edge of the spine, approximately one inch from the bottom edge, and has some light creasing along the edges. The jacket is in a proactive mylar cover. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 8.75" and contains 191 pages.
 
Lot 2170

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Elson Gray, Thornton W. Burgess, Sophie May, and Tudor Jenks. The front free endpaper of Lee Natoni: Young Navajo is author-signed by Helen Acker. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Some books in this lot show advanced wear.
 
Lot 2171

$90
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 2172

$15
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 8 varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are prints and original advertisements, each in a frame. Topics covered include landscapes, two botany lithographs and a still life. One piece is signed Maurice Utrillo in the print. 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 2173

$175
Title: Tiffany & Co. Blue Book
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Tiffany & Co.
Printing Year: 1892

Condition/Details: Bound in miniature dark blue stiff paper wrappers with gilt and white embossing, this antique volume is a very scarce early printing of the classic American jewelry and silverware retailer Tiffany & Co. Tiffany’s legendary Blue Book, the jeweler’s annual publication that showcases the world’s most spectacular jewels, has been arriving in customers’ mail boxes since 1845. Over time the book has evolved from line drawings to glossy photographs and its cover from navy blue to Tiffany Blue. (historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia) This volume describes the diamonds, jewelry, silver, clocks and stationery offered by Tiffany’s for the year 1893.

Founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City in 1837 as a "stationery and fancy goods emporium," the store initially sold a wide variety of stationery items, and operated as Tiffany, Young and Ellis in lower Manhattan. The name was shortened to Tiffany & Co. in 1853 when Charles Tiffany took control, and the firm's emphasis on jewelry was established. (historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This miniature volume shows light external age/wear, with some light creasing and wear along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 3.5" x 5" and contains 231 pages.
 
Lot 2174

$60
This lot includes the group of decorative Easton Press books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles included in this lot are The Last of the Mohicans, Huckleberry Finn, War & Peace, and Jane Eyre. 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 in it's original plastic.
 
Lot 2175

$110
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 2176

$50
Title: Al'Abattoir les Cartellistes!!  Album-souvenir des Elections de 1928
Author: J. Sennep
Publisher: Editions Bossard (Paris)
Printing Year: 1928

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce French work on the elections of 1928, portraying the heads of politicians on animal bodies. The work is profusely illustrated with these caricatures and French text. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and wear along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages, with light wear along the edges. The book measures approximately 10" x 12.5" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 2177

$20
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include five small books in wrappers and in the original box from the Good Times Library, as well as The Sampler Story Book, The Circus Book, Puppies and Kittens, Fuzzy Wuzzy Kitten, Night Before Christmas and Mother Goose Magic Window. 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 2178

$30
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors include: F. Marion Crawford, Will Carleton, James H. Earle, and T. B. Aldrich. 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 2179

$150
Title: The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information
Publisher: Cambridge University
Printing Year: 1910
Number of Volumes: Complete 29-volume set

Notes: Bound in dark brown stiff leather and decorative gilt lettering and design, this antique set is considered one of the most well respected editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica. The eleventh edition (1910–1911) marked the beginning of the encyclopedia's transition from a British to an American publication. Though it is generally perceived as a quintessentially British work, the eleventh edition had substantial American influences, not only in the increased amount of American and Canadian content, but also in the efforts made to give it a more popular tone. American marketing methods also assisted sales. Some 11% of the contributors were American, and a New York office was established to run that side of the enterprise. Some articles were written by the best-known scholars of the day, such as Edmund Gosse, J. B. Bury, Algernon Charles Swinburne, John Muir, Peter Kropotkin, T. H. Huxley and William Michael Rossetti. Among the then lesser-known contributors were some who would later become distinguished, such as Ernest Rutherford and Bertrand Russell. The 1911 edition for the first time included a number of female contributors, with 34 women contributing articles to the edition. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The eleventh edition's articles are still of value and interest to modern readers and scholars, especially as a cultural artifact: the British Empire was at its very height, imperialism was largely unchallenged, much of the world was still ruled by monarchs, and the horrors of the modern world wars were still in the future. They are an invaluable resource for topics dropped from modern encyclopedias, particularly in biography and the history of science and technology. As a literary text, the encyclopedia holds value as a voice of early 20th-century prose. For example, it employs literary devices, such as the pathetic fallacy, which are not as common in modern texts. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This work is illustrated with drawings and tables throughout. These volumes show some mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear along the edges. Overall, the volumes appear to have solidly bound lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8.75" x 12".
 
Lot 2180

$30
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this lot are Cupid En Route, Byron's Poems, The Skipper's Wooing, and Colonel Carter's Christmas. 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 2181

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

- Annals of Horticulture in North America by L. H. Bailey - Dated 1890 & 1892 by The Rural Publishing Company - Two volumes.
- Notes on the Natural Hosts of Fresh-Water Mussels by Thaddeus Surber - Dated 1913 by Government Printing Office - Two-volume set, bound in stiff leather with gilt lettering, including previous owner's name in gilt at bottom right corner.
- Ways of the Six-Footed by Anna Botsford Comstock - Dated 1903 by Ginn & Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2182

$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 10 varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints in frames. Included are landscapes, portraits and more. 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.
 
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