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Lot 3001

$120

Details: This lot includes the six copies of Fortune magazine from 1930 shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines feature an extra-large format on thick matte paper and run to about 150 pages each. The graphic design is particularly noteworthy. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, such as tattered corners or bindings. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 3002

$140

Title: China: The Yellow Peril at War with the World: A History of the Chinese Empire from the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Time including Descriptions of the People, Their Pursuits and Manner of Life. To Which Is Added a Complete Account of the Boxer Uprising, the Outbreak of Hostilities, Massacre of Missionaries, Suffering of Foreign Residents, Mobilization of Fleets and Armies, Final Readjustment, Etc., Etc.
Author: J. Martin Miller
Publisher: A. B. Kuhlman Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1900
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 490 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with fading to lettering and designs. Hinges are cracked. Previous owner's name penciled in on front flyleaf. Title pages displays light smudging. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Page 19 and following 2 pages of illustration are torn.
 
Lot 3003

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material consists of four rare copies of Flair, magazine from 1950. Themes of the issues include Paris, men, Spain, and art. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 3004

$25

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume III: Lower Gun Deck Detailing, Gun Making, Gun Port Lids, Ship's Figurehead Carving, Main Deck Framing
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 3005

$45

Title: Liza Jane and the Kinkies
Author: Mary Phipps
Publisher: J. H. Sears & Company. Inc
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8" Height: 11"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth-backed color pictorial boards. Book shows external wear, with soiling and minor loss of material at corners and edges. Front hinge is cracking, Front endpaper with "belongs to" box is unmarked. Page margins show occasional light smudging. The text of the book is hand-written and there are black, red and white illustrations of a little black girl and little black fairies on every page.
 
Lot 3006

$130

Title: Adirondack Map 1909
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: State of New York Forest, Fish and Game Commission
City: Albany
Year: 1909
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Four large color folding maps of the Adirondacks, enclosed in printed green cloth hardcover portfolio, with gilt lettering on front cover. Portfolio shows light shelfwear. Stamp bearing the statement "Compliments of Luke McHenry, Clerk of Assembly" appears at top of front pastedown, with date Aug. 1911. Maps are labeled NE 1/4, NW 1/4, SE 1/4, & SW 1/4. The number 457 is written in below these printed labels. The four sections when assembled make one complete map of the Adirondack Mountains area.  Maps are all intact, clean with no tape or paper loss, color is bright.
 
Lot 3007

$80

Details: This lot includes the pages of postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are 16 girlie postcards, 7 humorous military postcards, and 2 real photo cards from the WWII Pacific theater. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. These postcards are not permanently mounted, but can be removed.
 
Lot 3008

$50

Title: A New Geographical and Historical Grammar: Wherein the Geographical Part Is Truly Modern; and the Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World Is So Interspersed, as To Render the Study of Geography Both Entertaining and Instructive.
Author: Thomas Salmon - Thomas Salmon was a historical and geographical writer. He also traveled many years in Europe and elsewhere ("The Universal Traveller," 1752, Introd.), and the observations he records in his works are largely the result of personal experience. In 1739–40 he accompanied Anson on his voyage round the world. He died Jan. 20, 1767
Publisher: W. Johnston
City: London
Year: 1760
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 640 pages plus 9 pages of index and a page with directions to the binder for placing the maps
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This antique geography that includes a description of the motion of the earth, geographical definitions, and accounts of the culture and nature of countries throughout the world. The work is illustrated with 21 attractive foldout engraved maps that reflect national boundaries at the time of publication and include various archaic place names.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands. Front board is detached. Preliminary pages and pages of text to page 47 are detached. Detached pages of preface and two first pages of table of contents display fraying at edges, with loss of margins and text. Pages otherwise show occasional light foxing and faint water markings. All called-for engraved maps are present. (At times heavy) Taping visible on a number of the fold-out maps, with resulting toning. All but one map are intact, with a small number of maps displaying loss of material at edges and folds. It should be noted that one map in particular, that of Africa, shows more significant wear, with taped panels detaching. Tape repair can also be seen a small number of pages.
 
Lot 3009

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

- Eighteenth-Century British Books: A Subject Catalogue Extracted from the British Museum General Catalogue of Printed Books by G. Averley - Dated 1979 by Wm. Dawson & Sons Ltd. Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No

- A Bibliographical Account of the Principal Works relating to English Typography by William Upcott - Dated 1968 by Burt Franklin Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes - Bibliography and Reference Series #225.
 
Lot 3010

$80

Title: American Statesmen
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: New York
Year: 1898-1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 32 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is the complete series on American statesmen looking at the work and life of key historical figures such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Samuel Adams, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhoun, William McKinley, etc., as well as lesser known statesmen like Salmon Portland Chase, Charles Sumner, Thomas H. Benton, and others.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines. Books show light external wear, with about a fourth of the total number of volumes displaying varying degrees of spotting to spines. Books are otherwise in excellent condition. All volumes are illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces.
 
Lot 3011

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A Series of Plays: In Which It Is Attempted To Delineate the Stronger Passions of the Mind: Each Passion Being the Subject of a Tragedy and a Comedy by Joanna Baillie - Dated circa 1836 by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes - Antique volumes have been rebound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine labels. These handsome decoratively bound volumes have marbled endpapers and edges. Books show light external wear. Pages display foxing.

- Dramas by Joanna Baillie - Dated 1836 by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes - Antique volumes have been rebound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine labels. These handsome decoratively bound volumes have marbled endpapers and edges. Books are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 3012

$175

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the antique novels and fiction 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.
Condition / Notes: 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 3013

$40

Title: Bericht uber mein Antiquariat
Author: Martin Breslauer - A short memoir by Martin Breslauer on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of his antiquarian bookstore. Breslauer set up shop in Berlin in 1898 and soon acquired a European-wide reputation as one of the most erudite bibliographers in the trade. The range of his catalogues and the quality of his stock continue to astound today. He made numerous literary discoveries, while the important collections he brought to light included the vast Stolberg-Wernigerode library and the books belonging to Napoleon and his second wife, Marie Louise, which lay forgotten in a Viennese palace.  He moved his company to London 1933/34 in order to escape Nazi Germany.
Publisher: Self-published
City: Berlin
Year: 1923
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 10 unnumbered pages and limitation page
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is one of 1000 copies.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has marbled blue endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. German-language text is in Gothic script. Half title page reads "Funfundzwanzig Jahre, 1898-1923."
 
Lot 3014

$15

Title: The People's Unrivaled Family Atlas of the World
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: People's Publishing Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1884
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 198 pages
Width: 12" Height: 14"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Front board is detached. Spine cover, showing loss of lowest portion, is nearly detached. Interior is clean and without markings, with numerous color maps, diagrams, statistics and full-page illustrations, including a bird's eye view of the Holy Land (with key). A number of illustrated topics are also present, such as races of men, State Seals of the United States, species of birds, vegetable and animal life of the five zones.
 
Lot 3015

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of older novels by or about women, and shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3016

$45

Details: This lot includes six copies of Fortune magazine from 1940 shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines feature an extra-large format on thick matte paper and run to about 150 pages each. The graphic design is particularly noteworthy. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, such as tattered corners or bindings. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 3017

$20

Title: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine, for the Years 1864 and 1865
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Stevens & Sayward, Printers to the State
City: Augusta
Year: 1866
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: xl/1328 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: Contains a number of texts relating to the American Civil War, including information regarding bounties to soldiers, agencies for soldiers' relief, state aid to soldiers' families, contributions to soldiers' relief, the draft, hospitals, historical records of regiments, rosters of commissioned officers, and on the authority for raising Main Volunteer Organizations.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed stiff wrappers. Book shows external wear, with tears at top edges of spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Preliminary and final pages show light foxing. Otherwise pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 3018

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books concern the California gold rush, memoirs by pioneers, etc. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3019

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material consists of all manner of railroad material: schedules, prints, brochures, maps, billheads, menus, purser's slips, etc. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
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Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are in excellent, intact condition with some age/wear indications. All are preserved in individual sleeves.
 
Lot 3020

$15

Title: Municipal Art Society of New York Bulletins
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Municipal Art Society of New York
City: New York
Year: 1903-1905
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Compilation containing bulletins 1 through 24.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with small tear at foot of spine. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Well illustrated, with fold-out plates and large panorama of New York City.
 
Lot 3021

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material consists of first day postcards from 1956-58, 1950s-80s UN cache covers, and mixed 1950s-80s cache covers. There are about 172 items in all in a binder.. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are all in excellent, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and each is preserved in an individual pocket in a binder.
 
Lot 3022

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of photography exhibition catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the artists in this collection are Cartier-Bresson, Barbara Morgan, Horst P. Horst, Carl Chiarenza, and Algimantas Kezys, as well as surveys of American photography, "copyart," and pre-raphaelite photography. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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 3023

$50

Title: The Thought of Jacques Ellul: A Systematic Exposition
Author: Darrell J. Fasching
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press
City: New York
Year: 1981
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxviii/225 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Toronto Studies in Theology, Volume 7. With an introductory essay by Gabriel Vahanian.

Jacques Ellul (January 6, 1912–May 19, 1994) was a French philosopher, law professor, sociologist, lay theologian, and Christian anarchist. He wrote several books about the technological society, propaganda, and the interaction between Christianity and politics, including "Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes." He authored 58 books and more than a thousand articles over his lifetime in all.

Jacques Ellul (January 6, 1912–May 19, 1994) was a French philosopher, law professor, sociologist, lay theologian, and Christian anarchist. He wrote several books about the technological society, propaganda, and the interaction between Christianity and politics, including Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes. He authored 58 books and more than a thousand articles over his lifetime in all.

A philosopher who approached technology from a dialectical viewpoint, Ellul, professor at the University of Bordeaux, the dominant theme of which has been the threat to human freedom and Christian faith created by modern technology. His constant concern has been the emergence of a technological tyranny over humanity. As a philosopher and lay theologian, he further explored the religiosity of the technological society.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription by the author on front flyleaf reads as follows: "Jean / A copy of my / book for that woman of / "earthy wisdom" in my life - / you. Thank for your friendship / and for sharing that wisdom. / Love / Darrell."

Volume is bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Interior is clean and bright.
 
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