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Lot 3024

$20

Title: A Little Competition: A Novella and Twenty-Two Stories
Author: Tom Word
Publisher: The Dietz Press
City: Richmond
Year: 2003
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 195 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. The author's signature appears under his name on title page.

Volume is bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows very light shelfwear. Endpapers display light soiling. Pages are otherwise clean and bright. Illustrated with original drawings by Claiborne Duncan Gregory.
 
Lot 3025

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology and religion books 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 3026

$20

Title: Early Landmarks of Syracuse
Author: Gurney S. Strong
Publisher: The Times Publishing Company
City: Syracuse
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 393 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to to edges of front cover, and darkening to rear cover. Front hinge is cracked. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous plates showing historical sites, landmarks, as well as prominent historical figures.
 
Lot 3027

$100

Title: The 20-Gun Ship Blandford
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.
 
Lot 3028

$15

Title: Lays and Lyrics from the Factory
Author: David Carnegie
Publisher: Thomas Buncle
City: Arbroath, Scotland
Year: 1879
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: vii/100 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: Enlarged edition of the first edition that appeared in 1861.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Covers show water markings and darkening to lower portion of rear cover. Binding is sound. Edges of text block display light staining. Sporadic light foxing and staining to outermost edges can be seen on pages.
 
Lot 3029

$15

Title: Fun and Pathos in One Life
Author: James T. DuBois
Publisher: The Neale Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1908
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 187 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Author's inscription at the top of blank preliminary page reads " With the best wishes of the / Author / James T. DuBois."

Antique volume is bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 3030

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes in excess of 24 pieces of sheet music from WWI-era through the 1950s. Covers are lively and include blackface and Black Americana themes. 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 3031

$110

Title: The Golem
Author: Isaac Bashevis SInger - Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-born, Jewish-American author. He was a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. He won two U.S. National Book Awards, one in Children's Literature for his memoir "A Day Of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw" and one in Fiction for his collection "A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories."

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
City: New York
Year: 1982
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 83 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: This is a rare limited edition of this classic tale, signed by both the author and illustrator Uri Schulevitz. Signatures appear on limitation page.

Volume is bound in brown cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Numerous full-page illustrations.  Intact slipcase shows light soiling to side panels.
 
Lot 3032

$20

Title: Review of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Together with Portraits and Autographs of Officers and Members Brought Down to the Year 1900
Author: Frank Thompson
Publisher: Stumpf & Steurer, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1900
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/152 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter black cloth over green cloth, over beveled boards. Front cover is stamped with bright gilt lettering. Book shows external wear, with mild soiling and staining to covers. Rear cover displays light rippling. Binding is sound, with floral endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with photographs and facsimile signatures of prominent members of the Association.
 
Lot 3033

$35

Book Details: This lot includes two decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). One is a classic, voluminous Webster's dictionary from 1859 and the other is a gazetteer from 1880.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. Both are bound in leather.
 
Lot 3034

$25

Details: This lot includes the four copies of Fortune magazine from World War Two years 1942, 1944, and 1945 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 3035

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). It consists of advertising material (including calendars, brochures, recipe booklets, can labels; and bridge cards, photos, poster stamps; and vintage and antique children's books. 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 3036

$45

Title: Time Is Kind: The Story of the Unfortunate Fox Family
Author: Miriam Buckner Pond
Publisher: Centennial Press
City: New York
Year: 1947
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/334 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in creme cloth covers with lettering stamped in blue. White silhouette against blue background appears on front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Fore edge shows spotting. Previous owner's name and address can be seen on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with color frontispiece and b&w plates. Price-clipped dust jacket shows foxing and tears, with minor loss at head of spine and top portion of rear edge of spine.
 
Lot 3037

$45

Book Details: This lot of decorative antique books is shown in the corresponding image(s). These concern American presidents, heroes, and women of the Civil War. 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 3038

$70

Title: How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York
Author: Jacob A. Riis
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1909
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/304 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: A now classic photojournalistic expose of the slums of New York at the end of the 19th century.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original cloth- backed cream pictorial boards. Spine displays bright gilt lettering. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains tissue-guarded frontispiece, in-text and full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 3039

$10

Title: How Long Has This Been Going On?
Author: Ethan Mordden - Ethan Mordden is an American author.

His stories, novels, essays, and non-fiction books cover a wide range of topics including the American musical theater, opera, film, and, especially in his fiction, the emergence and development of contemporary American gay culture as manifested in New York City. He has also written for The New Yorker, including fiction, Critic At Large pieces on Cole Porter, Judy Garland, and the musical Show Boat, and reviews of a biography of the Barrymores and Art Spiegelman's graphic novel Maus.

Publisher: Villard Books
City: New York
Year: 1995
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 590 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this novel. Inscription on title page reads "June 9, (1995) / To Barbara / Love from the author / Ethan Mordden."

Volume is bound in quarter black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and author's initials in purple on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Light staining to top and fore edges. Interior is clean and bright. Intact dust jacket displays very light shelfwear.
 
Lot 3040

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). All are actual newspaper sections of comic strips, dating from 1929 through the 1940s. 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 3041

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes various antique, vintage, and first day covers; revenue stamp items, and vintage checks. 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 are preserved in individual protective sleeves.
 
Lot 3042

$40

Details: This lot includes the postcard album shown in the corresponding image(s). This material . It contains 64 postcards from the first decade of the 20th century, most from upstate New York. 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.
 
Lot 3043

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art and photography books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Rockwell Kent: An Anthology of His Works" (Knopf, 1982), edited by Fridolf Johnson, and "Christina's World" (Houghton Mifflin, 1982), with paintings and pre-studies of Andrew Wyeth. 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 3044

$20

Book Details: This lot of slim, antique religious books includes the group 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 3045

$80

Title: Mutis and the Royal Botanical Expedition of the Nuevo Reyno de Granada
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Maria Pilar de San Pio Aladren
Publisher: Villegas Editores / Lunwerg Editores
City: Bogota
Year: 1992
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Published in association with Real Jardin Botanico, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid. Details the Royal Botanical Expedition led by Jose Celestino Mutis to the Kingdom of New Granada (Colombia, Panama, Ecuador) between 1783 and 1808, the most important scientific and cultural mission embarked upon by Spain in the New World during the Age of Enlightenment.

Condition / Notes: Set is bound in brown cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Color pastedown appears on front covers. Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color plates, in-text illustrations and maps.  Slipcase shows light shelfwear.
 
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