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Lot 2183

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of Lois Lenski first editions:

- Berries In The Scoop by Lois Lenski - Dated 1956 by J. B. Lippincott - Stated first edition in dust jacket.
- Cotton In My Sack by Lois Lenski - Dated 1949 by J. B. Lippincott - Stated first edition.
- Judy's Journey by Lois Lenski - Dated 1947 by J. B. Lippincott - Stated first edition.
- Puritan Adventure by Lois Lenski - Dated 1944 by J. B. Lippincott - Stated first edition, ex-library edition.
- Also included is an early edition, miniature book in paper wrappers, My Friend The Cow, by Lois Lenski, - Dated 1948 by National Dairy Council.

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.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2184

$90
Title: The Lady of the Lake: A Poem
Author: Walter Scott
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown
Printing Year: 1811

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative gilt ruled leather, gilt tooling on the spine and gilt dentels, this antique volume is a scarce early printing of Scott's classic poem, The Lady of the Lake. The work is profusely illustrated with engravings from the paintings of Richard Cook, including a frontispiece portrait of Scott. This volume has been professionally restored, with the boards reattached. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities and is solidly bound with clean pages, featuring gilded page edges. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11" and contains 290 pages, followed by 129 pages of notes.
 
Lot 2185

$25
This lot includes the group of reference books on Modern Art shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature the artwork of Morgan Russell, Billy Al Bengston, Andy Warhol, Jennifer Bartlett, Joan Miro and Jay Dunitz. 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 2186

$25
Title: From Keel to Truck: A Marine Dictionary in English, French and German
Author: H. Paasch
Publisher: Ratinckx
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce marine dictionary, with translations in English, French and German. Each page contains three columns of text with each translation. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Paasch, with several other full-page engravings throughout the dictionary. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board and endpapers detached and the spine cover lacking. The binding shows play, with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2".
 
Lot 2187

$60
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 2189

$10
This lot includes the antique original spare automobile tire cover used during a New York State Fair shown in the corresponding image. This cover is in original, complete condition. The cover portrays a Campbell's Kid-style toddler with chickens and the 4H symbol. The Fair is dated September 2-9, and was held in Syracuse, NY. This piece was manufactured by The Kemper-Thomas Co. of heavy cardstock with elasticized fabric backing. The cover measures approximately 28" in diameter. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. This piece shows well, with some age/wear indications and light tearing and cracking to the cardstock.
 
Lot 2190

$20
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes two author-signed books: The Mystery of the Singing Walls by William Averill Stowell, and The Rustle of Silk by Cosmo Hamilton. 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 2191

$25
This auction lot includes the following pair of Penrose's Pictorial Annual:

- Penrose's Pictorial, 1908-09 Edited by William Gamble - Dated 1908 by A. W. Penrose & Co.
- Penrose's Pictorial Annual, 1910-11 Edited by William Gamble - Dated 1911 by Percy Lund Humphries & Co.

These decoratively bound volumes feature many full-page illustrations, including tipped-in and mounted color and duo-tone plates. These volumes show well, with only light shelf wear and occasional moisture indications.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2192

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

- Sky Castle by Arthur Northup - Dated 1932 by The Goldsmith Publishing Company - in original dust jacket, covered in mylar
- Parade of Obash by Audrey Chalmers - Dated 1939 by Oxford University Press - in original dust jacket, covered in mylar
- Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wilson - Dated 19074 by The Riverside Press - first edition, later printing
- The Water-Buffalo Children by Pearl S. Buck - Dated 1943 by The John Day Company - dust jacket shows some wear and loss

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 2193

$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 2194

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

- In His Steps, "What Would Jesus Do?" by Charles M. Sheldon - Dated 1898 by Advance Publishing Co. - shows wear and chipping to spine cover
- The Bible and Its Evidences by Robert Cooper - Dated 1858 by E. Truelove - boards and spine show some sunning
- The Gadarene; or, Spirits in Prison by J. O. Barrett and J. M. Peebles - Dated 1874 by Colby & Rich - shows some moisture indications, stamps from personal library collection, chipping to spine cover, some signatures are loosening from binding
- An Essay on the Warrant, Nature, and Duties of the Office of the Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church by Samuel Miller - Dated 1840 by Presbyterian Board of Publication - shows some moisture indications and foxing, wear to boards
- The Difficulties of Arminian Methodism by William Annan - Dated 1836 by D. M. Hogan & Co - this volume shows advanced wear including moisture indications and the text block is detached from boards
- A Treatise on the Faith of the Free-Will Baptists - Dated 1850 by The Free-Will Baptist Printing Establishment - some foxing, pencil marginalia

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2195

$45
This lot includes the group of Scottish beekeeping books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes six bound volumes and approximately 35 unbound issues of The Scottish Beekeeper from the 1920s and 1930s. 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 2196

$120
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: C. H. Browne
Medium: oil on canvas
Year: possibly 1911
Dimensions: Frame measures 33.5" by 27.25"

Details/Condition: This original, antique piece features a seaside sunset scene, prepared in the Hudson Valley school style. The piece is signed by C. H. Browne and may be dated 1911 (the two vertical lines next to the name may be a date or a stylized finish to the signature). This painting is housed in a handsome, antique frame with high-relief gilded molding. The work shows beautifully with strong, muted tones. There is some age/wear to the frame including loss of molding in some areas. The frame features a mounted, modern bass lamp.
 
Lot 2197

$80
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage & modern literary titles 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 2199

$90
This lot includes fourteen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are emerald, charcoal, and navy 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 2200

$40
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 large 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 2201

$40
This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books feature gilt embossing and decorative designs. 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 2202

$350
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 Mid-Week Pictorial publication:

- Dated from January 1928 to June 1928
- Dated from July 1928 to December 1928
- Dated from January 1929 to June 1929
- Dated from July 1929 to December 1929
- Dated from July 1930 to December 1930
- Dated from January 1931 to June 1931
- Dated from July 1931 to December 1931

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2203

$110
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 2204

$110
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Amazing Stories
Issue Dates: 1934
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 2205

$60
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 1970's, 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 World, Africa, The Physical World, Indians of North America, The United States, and North America Before Columbus.

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 2206

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

- Drift & Mastery: An Attempt to Diagnose the Current Unrest by Walter Lippmann - Dated 1914 by Mitchell Kennerley - ex-library volume
- The Evolution of Industry by Henry Dyer - Dated 1895 by MacMillan & Co. - letter from the publisher tipped in by front free endpaper
- The Religion of the Future by Charles W. Eliot - Dated 1909 by John W. Luce & Company - some wear and rubbing to boards
- The School That Built A Nation by Joy Elmber Morgan - Dated 1954 by University of Pittsburg Press - author-inscribed on the front free endpaper
- Tapestry: A Book of Poems by Basil Humphreys - published by Arthur H. Stockwell Limited - author-inscribed on the front free endpaper

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 2207

$45
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 2209

$60
This lot is part of a 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 the following issues:

Title: Planet of the Apes
Author/Artist: Stan Lee, various authors
Number of Issues: 29
Issue Date Range: August 1974 through February 1977
Issue Numbers: 1 through 29

Notes: This complete run of Marvel Comics' Planet of the Apes comic books, published under the Curtis name, shows extremely well. Marvel Comics released a number of titles based on the Planet of the Apes movie, this set being the longest-lived, which appeared in black-and-white magazine format, and ran for twenty-nine issues from 1974 to 1977. Besides adaptations of all five movies, the magazine featured original Apes stories, with writing from Doug Moench and Gerry Conway and art from Mike Esposito, Mike Ploog, George Tuska, and many others. Articles about the making of both the movies and the Planet of the Apes television series were also a mainstay. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

These comics were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition. All covers are present. Some issues may show light age/wear.
 
Lot 2210

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of signed 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 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 2211

$45
Title: Judy’s Journey
Author: Lois Lenski
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1947

Condition/Details: Bound in mustard cloth with black lettering on the front board and spine, 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 blue ink on the half-title page.

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 external age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing to the extremities. The internal hinges are cracked. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. There is a small moisture indication on the copyright and table of contents pages, which is slightly apparent on the title page and the full-page illustrated map. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 8.75" and contains 212 pages.
 
Lot 2212

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

- Ranch Life & The Hunting-Trail by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1999 by Palladium Press
- Admiral of the Ocean Sea by Samuel Eliot Morison - Dated 1978 by The Franklin Library
- Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift - Dated 1977 by The Franklin Library
- African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1999 by Palladium Press

These books are in new or like-new condition.
 
Lot 2213

$100
This lot includes the group of antique bound magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included in this lot are Museum, Christian Spectator, Columbian Magazine, Ladies Repository and The Western Literary Magazine. 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. These are ex-library volumes, with typical indications, as well as orange papers taped to the rear free endpaper using clear tape. The volumes show some advanced age/wear.
 
Lot 2214

$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 2215

$90
This lot includes a dozen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are maroon in color, with deeply textured boards. 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 2216

$30
This lot includes the group of vintage literature in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included in this lot are The Prince, Tales of the Alhambra, Evangeline, The White Flag, The Green Bough, and This Woman. 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 2217

$20
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: X-Men, Spiderman, X-Force and Super Powers. 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. 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 2218

$25
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Greek sculpture, famous paintings, Whistler, and Far Eastern Art. 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. Some books in this lot may show advanced wear indicators such as tearing to dust jacket or chipping to spine cover.
 
Lot 2219

$110
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 2220

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Masterpieces of French Art by Louis Viardot - Dated 1883 by Gebbie & Co. - volume two only, shows some moisture indications, cracking along front gutter, back board is partially detached
- Tonbridge School and The Great War of 1914 to 1919- Dated 1923 by The Whitefriar's Press - boards show some moisture indications and sunning
- The Saturday Magazine - Dated 1842 by John William Parker - boards show some rubbing, pages show foxing and some moisture indications
- Outlines of History by Marcus Wilson - Dated 1854 by Ivison & Phinney - boards show some wear and sunning, age-toned pages
- A History of the Revolutions in Europe - Dated 1831 - front free endpaper is loosening, pages show foxing and some moisture indications, rubbing to boards
- The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance by K. Baedeker - Dated 1873 by Karl Baedeker - cracking along front hinge, some moisture indications, pencil inscription on front free endpaper from previous owner, bookplate from family library on inside of front board

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 2221

$110
Title: Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In
Editor: William Cullen Bryant
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1872-74
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in full leather with bright gilt embossing across the front boards and spines, and with full gilt to the text block and marbled endpapers, this beautiful antique set is, "A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country." Edited by William Cullen Bryant, the work features many illustrations on wood and steel by eminent American artists and engravers, including: Harry Fenn, R. Swain Gifford, Granville Perkins, Alfred R. Waud, F. D. Woodward, W. H. Gibson, William Hart, R. Hinshelwood, S. V. Hunt, F. Holl and E. P. Brandard, among others. The volume shows some external age/wear, with light wear and rubbing along the extremities. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measures approximately 11 1/4" x 13".
 
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