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Lot 2259

$150
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 Mexico, Antarctica, Canada, Europe & The Mediterranean, The Southwestern United States, South America, Pacific Ocean, Germany and South America.

This is one of several lots containing these maps, please review the rest of the catalog for information on other groups being offered during this auction. 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 2260

$10
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 2261

$20
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 2262

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

Title: The National Police Gazette
Issue Dates: 1922-1925
Approximate Number of Issues: 15

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 2263

$70
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include an Oz title, Kabumpo in Oz, and other stories including Burgess' Picture Story Book, The Toy Shop, The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings, Alice in Wonderland (illustrated by Marjorie Torrey) and Santa Claus and the Little Lost Kitten (a fuzzy wuzzy picture story book). 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 2265

$10
Title: Howden & Odbert's Atlas, Warren County, Pennsylvania
Author: J. A. Howden & A. Odbert
Publisher: Otto Krebs/Unigraphic, Inc.
Printing Year: 1875/1975

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled black cloth with bright gilt lettering along the spine, this vintage volume is a reproduction of an 1875 atlas of Warren County, Pennsylvania. The work is profusely illustrated with reproductions of maps and engravings of buildings and important sites throughout Warren County. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10.75" x 13" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 2266

$20
This lot includes the group of vintage literature in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot contains several books which are author-signed. Signatures included are Theodora Du Bois, Edgar Wolfe, Theodore Acland Harper, and Herbert Mitgang. 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 2267

$50
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 2268

$60
Title: The Royal House of Stuart
Author: John Skelton
Publisher: Macmillan and Company
Printing Year: 1890

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized marbled paper boards with half-leather, raised spine bands and gilt lettering, this antique volume provides a historical view of the Royal House of Stuart. The title page text is in red and black. The work contains many chromolithographed full-page color plates. This is an ex-library volume, with the library's name stamped on the title page and a label on the spine. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board detached and the spine cover detached. The front pages, from endpapers through the first page of the "List of Subjects" are detached. The pages are lightly age-toned, with brightly gilded edges. The book measures approximately 12" x 16" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 2269

$30
Title: Memorial and Biographical Record: An Illustrated Compendium of Biography: South Dakota
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in brown pebbled cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce compendium of local biographies from the state of South Dakota. The work is illustrated with several portraits of important men and women throughout South Dakota. The volume shows external age/wear, and is lacking the spine cover. The boards are mostly detached from the spine and text block, and much of the cloth has rubbed off along the extremities. The text block shows well, being tightly bound with clean pages and brightly gilded edges. The book measures approximately 8" x 11" and contains 680 pages.
 
Lot 2271

$110
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 2272

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

- Selections From a Prose Poem: East Utica by Eugene Paul Nassar - Dated 1971 by Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute - limited edition number 202 of 300, author-inscribed on the front free endpaper as well as limited edition page
- New Woodstock & Vicinity Past & Present compiled by Mrs. Anzolette D. Ellsworth & Miss Mary E. Richmond - Dated 1901 by J.A. Loyster - this volume shows advanced wear including a lacking front wrapper and chipping to pages
- Little Journeys To the Homes of Great Philosophers by Elbert Hubbard - Dated 1904 by Roycrofters - volume XV only, some wear to boards and leather spine
- Campus Shadows by H.W. Trout - Dated 1946 by Crosset and Williams - author-signed, some paint residue on back board
- First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica, New York 1662-1942 by George Woodruff Winans - Dated 1943
- Someone Has Been Here Before You by Emma Gibbons - Dated 1938 - boards show some sunning

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 2273

$70
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 2274

$45
This lot includes the group of signed children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Jim Davis, Elizabeth Lyle, Blue Balliett, William H. Armstrong, Philip Dale Smith, Lisa Kay Hauser, Michele Torrey, Elizabeth Levy, Lucia B. Smith, Kevin Henkes, Chris Van Allsburg, Myron Uhlberg and Allen Johnson, Jr. 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 2275

$80
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 approximately 25 framed varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. This lot includes many smaller items, including photographs, prints, advertisements and other artwork. 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 2276

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

- The Captain of the Phantom: The Story of Henry Jackson Sargent, Jr., Revealed In Family Letters - Dated 1967 by The Marine Historical Association
- Out There by George Day & Herb McCormick - Dated 1983 by Seven Seas Press Inc. - author-signed on the front free endpaper, dust jacket shows some wear at edges
- We by Charles A. Lindbergh - Dated 1927 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - first trade edition
- The Sloops of the Hudson by William E. Verplanck and Moses W. Collyer - Dated 1908 by The Knickerbocker Press - several tipped in newspaper articles and a postcard to free endpapers
- Airplane Design by Alfred S. Niles - Dated 1926 by Engineering Deivision of the U. S. Army Air Service - volume I only, this volume shows some advanced wear indicators

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2277

$90
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 2279

$70
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800's and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the The New England Farmer publication:

- edited by Thomas G. Fessenden - Dated 1833
- edited by Thoms G. Fessenden - Dated 1834
- edited by Thomas G. Fessenden - Dated 1836
- edited by Thomas G. Fessenden - Dated 1837
- edited by Henry Colman - Dated 1839

In-text engravings are present throughout these antique agricultural titles. Unless otherwise noted, these volumes show fine patina, with lightly age-toned pages and occasional foxing. The page edges were trimmed when the volumes were compiled. The bindings show some advanced wear, with detached boards, some lacking spine covers and rubbing along the edges. These are ex-library volumes, with bookplates on the front endpaper.
 
Lot 2280

$30
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Andersen's works, Methodist hymns, and Pilgrim's Progress. 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 2281

$45
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 2283

$90
Title: Indian Captive, The Story of Mary Jemison
Author: Lois Lenski
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
Printing Year: 1941

Condition/Details: Bound in cream cloth with red and green lettering and design on the front board and spine, this vintage volume is a scarce author-signed childrenís book from noted childrenís author and illustrator Lois Lenski. Lenski signed the volume in blue ink on the half-title page. No additional printings are listed on the copyright page, and both the copyright and title page are dated 1941, indicating a 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, as well as pictorial endpapers and a full-page color frontispiece illustration. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some shelf wear. The internal hinges are cracked. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 270 pages.
 
Lot 2285

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of antique sets:

- The Works of English Poets by various authors - Dated 1802 by J. Heath - With prefaces by Samuel Johnson and biographical and critical matters by J. Aikin, M. D. Six-volume, decoratively bound leather set. Professionally recased.
- The Works of Mr. Edmund Spenser by Edmund Spenser - Dated 1715 by Jacob Tonson - Six-volume set, featuring several full-page engravings and engraved headpieces. Some advanced age/wear, with detached boards, and two of the text blocks separated down the middle.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2286

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Roman Empresses by Jacques Boergas De Serviez - Dated 1925 by American Anthropological Society - complete two-volume set
- Escape In Italy by William L. Newman - Dated 1945 by University of Michigan Press - author-inscribed on front free endpaper
- Genoa, The City of Columbus by Virginia W. Johnson - Dated 1892 by Estes & Lauriat - dust jacket shows some chipping, cracking along back hinge
- The Lombard Communes: A History of the Republics of North Italy by W. F. Butler - Dated 1906 by T. Fisher Unwin - ex-library volume, some wear to boards and spine

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2287

$60
This lot includes the group of books and pamphlets on international beekeeping shown in the corresponding image(s). These titles include publications from Canada, Wales, Australasia and South Africa, and magazines covering worldwide apiculture practices, including: The Domestic Beekeeper, The American Bee Journal, Bees and Honey, and The Beekeepers Item. Most of these volumes are small pamphlets that show well, with the front and rear covers intact. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2288

$35
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors include William H. G. Kingson, Jacob Abbott, and Captain Reid. 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 volumes show moisture indications and/or foxing.
 
Lot 2289

$110
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 2290

$100
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Astounding Science Fiction
Issue Dates: 1955-1959
Approximate Number of Issues: 19

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show minor signs of age/wear.
 
Lot 2291

$35
Title: Legislative Appropriation Bill, 1916-1917
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1916

Condition/Details: Bound in brown pebbled cloth with three-quarter leather, this antique volume is a unique copy of the Legislative Appropriation Bill of 1916-1917, carefully notated and researched by the previous owner, Kennedy F. Rea, the Clerk of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, who signed the title page in ink. The volume contains many handwritten notations in pencil, pen and blue color pencil. Additionally, Mr. Rea adhered many typed notations on the right side of the text. The text takes up approximately half of the oblong pages. Mr. Rea's profuse notations are present on nearly every page. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with the front board and spine lacking, and the rear board detached. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 13" x 11". This large volume is unpaginated.
 
Lot 2292

$20
Title: Modern Ships of War
Author: Sir Edward J. Reed, Edward Simpson and J.D. Jerrold Kelley
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing and pictorial design in red and black, this antique volume provides detail on ships in the latter part Nineteenth Century. This volume is inscribed and signed by J.D. Jerrold Kelley, author of the supplementary chapters and notes, dated 1889, on both the front free endpaper and the rear free endpaper (the inscription on the rear endpaper is upside down, likely written in error). The work is illustrated with many full-page and in-text plates depicting ships and various parts of the ships. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities and tearing of the cloth along the edges of the spine and boards, with a small portion of the bottom of the spine cover lacking. The spine shows some moisture indications. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9" and contains 282 pages.
 
Lot 2293

$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 2294

$35
Title: The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: New-York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society
Printing Year: 1833

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with crimson spine label and gilt lettering, this small antique volume is a collection of prayers, rites and ceremonies of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. This volume shows well, with the text throughout in two columns. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some light rubbing and shelf wear to the boards. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages. The book measures approximately 3.75" x 6" and contains 394 pages, followed by 56 pages of hymns.
 
Lot 2295

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

- A Deep Water Voyage by Paul Eve Stevenson - Dated 1900 by J. B. Lippincott Company
- The Last Cruise of the Saginaw by George H. Read - Dated 1912 by Houghton Mifflin Company
- The Cruise of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear by uncredited - Dated 1899 by Government Printing Office
- Snowland Folk by Robert E. Peary - Dated 1904 by Frederick A. Stokes - some separation of the pages from the spine
- Around The World With The Fleet 1907-1909, A Pictorial Log of the Cruise by uncredited - Dated 1929 by United States Naval Institute

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 2296

$40
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some works included in this lot are Milton's Paradise Lost and the poems of Matthew Arnold. 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 may show advanced wear indicators such as cracking along the front hinge, and some wear or chipping to spine covers.
 
Lot 2297

$90
This lot includes a dozen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are deep charcoal and black of blue 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 2298

$25
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.
 
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