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Lot 3229

$275

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage annuals of advertising art shown in the corresponding image(s). Volumes in this collection run from number 4 (1925) through 12 (1933), numbers 15 through 22, and numbers 23, 25, 26, 27 and 28 (1949). 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. Some volumes may have musty odor.
 
Lot 3230

$60

Title: Edith & Big Bad Bill
Author: Dare Wright - Dare Wright was a Canadian American children's author, model and photographer.

In 1957, she photographed her childhood Lenci doll, Edith, along with two teddy bears bought at FAO Schwarz, for her first children's book, titled "The Lonely Doll." The book made The New York Times Best Seller list for children's books. In November 2010, The British Newspaper The Guardian named "The Lonely Doll" one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of all time. It was followed by eighteen other stories. Out of print for many years, it was reissued in 1998, introducing Wright to a new generation of readers. "Make Me Real," which features another of Wright's childhood dolls, and "Ocracoke in The Fifties," her only book written for adults, have been published posthumously.
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1968
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.5" Height: 13"
Book Details: A title in the series "A Lonely Doll Story."
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in pictorial paper-covered boards with green gingham pattern spine and edges. Spine shows black lettering, front cover has letters in white. Book shows external wear concentrated at edges. Book is firmly bound. Volume has b&w pictorial endpapers. Interior is clean and bright.
 
Lot 3231

$25

Book Details: This large, widely diverse lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Languages include English, German, Danish, Finnish, Japanese, and French. Topics include narcotics, epidemiology, obstetrics, psychoanalysis, extraterrestrials, children's literature, and religious symbolism. 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. Several of the older books have damaged bindings or dust jackets.
 
Lot 3232

$20

Title: The Gnome of Niagara and Poems
Author: Calla Dore Tubbs
Publisher: Times-Mirror Press
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1938
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 81 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription in pencil reads "Presented with compliments / of the Author to / James, Jhon (sic) & Roderich Nado. / By their grand aunt / Call Dore Tubbs / Xmas 1939." Address, also in pencil, appears at bottom of flyleaf and under title on title page, together with phone number.

Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped dark green lettering to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear, with darkening of spine. Binding is tight. With the exception of three comments to text in pencil (presumably also by author), pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with plates.
 
Lot 3233

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of popular novels shown in the corresponding image(s). Publication dates include 1920, 1929, 1936, and 1941.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. Three have their original dust jackets in good condition.
 
Lot 3234

$70

Details: This lot includes the 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 3235

$20

Details: This lot includes the original theater souvenir program for "A Street Car Named Desire" shown in the corresponding image(s). This well-preserved item contains illustrated biographies of Tennessee Williams and of the original cast (Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden) as well as of Irene M. Selznick, Elia Kazan, Jo Mielziner, and Lucinda Ballard. Also present are stills from the production and an illustrated excerpt. Program measures approximately 9" x 12". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This piece is in original illustrated wrappers and shows no tears, creasing, perforations or markings. Colors are bright.
 
Lot 3236

$10

Title: Goethes Briefe an Charlotte von Stein
Author: Johann Wolfgang Goethe - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, artist, and public figure. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles, prose and verse dramas, memoirs, an autobiography, literary and aesthetic criticism, treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour, and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, and over 10,000 letters written by him are extant, as are nearly 3,000 drawings.

Editor: Julius Petersen
Publisher: Insel Verlag
City: Leipzig
Year: 1907
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique set bound in blue leatherette with bright gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spines and front covers. Books show very light wear at edges and ends of spine. Previous owner has pasted a heart-shaped paper clipping bearing Christmas greeting to front flyleaf of first volume. Otherwise books are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 3237

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature 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 3238

$40

Title: The Naval Cutter Alert 1777
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1991
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 126 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: This is a title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 3239

$110

Title: Elements et pratique de l'architecture navale, 1805
Author: David Steel
Publisher: Le Chasse-Maree/ArMen
City: Unknown
Year: 2001
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 19.5" Height: 20"
Condition / Notes: Gray-cloth clamshell folio folder contains full-sized reproduction of 38 folded plates, with English-language text on plates. Folder and plates are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 3240

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). All concern the pioneer history of the American west, particularly California. 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 3241

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). These photography magazines from the 1950s include Infinity, Camera, and Image. Image has notable original cover art/layouts included in a binder which also includes some complete issues. These items were part of the estate library belonging to a New York professor of photography, and presumably, he designed these covers of the magazine. 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 3242

$120

Title: The Personal History and Experience of David Copperfield, the Younger
Author: Charles Dickens [7 February 1812 9 June 1870]
Publisher: John Wiley
City: New York
Year: 1850
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: Yes
Pagination: (xii) 480 pages; viii, 454 pp.
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first U. S. edition of this classic work, with two volumes bound as one.

Antique volume in brown cloth, with blind-stamped decorative designs to covers, lacks spine cover. Covers show rubbing and light soiling. Binding is separated between pages 26 and 27 of second volume. Book possesses pale green endpapers with publisher's printed advertisements. Date of November 1st, 1850 appears in top margin of front pastedown. Pages show foxing throughout. Illustrated with frontispiece and engraved title page dated 1850, together with forty illustrations "engraved on wood by J. W. Orr, from Designs by H. K. Browne."
 
Lot 3243

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Topics include literary biography and history, and the spiritual lives of classic authors. 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 3244

$15

Title: Lectures on the Applications of Chemistry and Geology to Agriculture
Author: Jas. F. W. Johnston
Publisher: Wiley & Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1844
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 619 pages plus 89 pages of appendix
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is cracked between pages 262 and 263. Name of library is written in top margin of title page. Pages display varying degrees of foxing, with heavier spotting at front of volume.
 
Lot 3245

$20

Title: Historical Sketches of the Town of Moravia from 1791 to 1918
Author: James A. Wright
Publisher: Cayuga County News
City: Auburn, New York
Year: circa 1918
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 525 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material to rear cover and soiling to spine and front cover. Binding is cracked at rear of volume. Previous owner's name appears in ink on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous photographs of historical sites, landmarks and prominent historical figures and citizens.
 
Lot 3246

$25

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the issues of The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America shown in the corresponding image(s). These copies date from the eighties and nineties. 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. 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. It should be noted that a number of the covers display annotations in pencil and/or ink.
 
Lot 3247

$10

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection is devoted almost entirely to photographic technique and history, but a large format history of bamboo crept in, as did a photo history of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in Portuguese. 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 3248

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Gazetteer and Business Directory of Madison County, N. Y., for 1868-9. by Hamilton Child, uncredited author Edited by Hamilton Child - Dated 1868 by Journal Office - Volume is disbound. Title page is detached.
- Oneida and Ganastota Directory, Including Oneida, Castle and Durhamville for 1887 and 1888. Containing a General and Business Directory of the Residents and Merchants. A Complete Street Directory. A Miscellaneous Department and Other Useful Information by uncredited author - Dated 1887 by "The Globe" Directory Company - Boards show warping and water staining. Interior shows faint staining at margins and light rippling.
- Gazetteer and Business Directory of Onondaga County, N. Y., for 1868-9 by Hamilton Child, uncredited author Edited by Hamilton Child - Dated 1868 by Journal Office - Fold-out county map at front of volume shows closed tear to top fourth of map.
- The Syracuse Directory 1909 Containing a Street Directory, General Directory of the Citizens, Business Directory and City, County and State Registers by uncredited author - Dated 1909 by Sampson & Murdock Co., Publishers
 
Lot 3249

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines from the 1940s and 1950s include about nine copies of American Artist, about nine copies of Esquire, and copies of GQ and Print. 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 3250

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material is very diverse, including Edison Works employees' newsletters, the children's book "Beloved Belindy" by Johnny Gruelle, a 1902 booklet of U.S. Army physical exercises, and a signed 1942 book on St. Patrick's Cathedral; among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are are in excellent, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. All are protected in individual sleeves.
 
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