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Lot 3069

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These eight books from the 1920s - 1940s are about railroads and railroading. 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 3070

$40

Title: Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind
Author: Thomas Brown - Thomas Brown FRSE was a Scottish metaphysician.
Publisher: Glazier & Co.
City: Hallowell, Maine
Year: 1828
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Statement "Corrected from the last London Edition" appears on title page.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of this work, which originally appeared in 1822. Statement "Corrected from the last London Edition" appears on title page.

Antique set is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering still present on the partial spine label of second volume. Books show external wear, with narrow cracking to front edge of spines and chipping at ends of spine. Volumes are firmly bound. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional foxing.
 
Lot 3071

$60

Details: This lot includes the six copies of Fortune magazine from 1935 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 3072

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This selection of antique decorative literature includes works by Smollet and Goethe. 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 3073

$40

Title: The Stickney Family: A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of William and Elizabeth Stickney, from 1637 to 1869
Author: Matthew Adams Stickney
Publisher: Essex Institute Press
City: Salem, Massachusetts
Year: 1869
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/526 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with gilt lettering and coat of arms to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material along rear gutter and fraying at ends of spine. Covers show light rippling and staining. Binding is cracked at front hinge, with front board detaching. Previous owner's name is written in ink at top of front flyleaf. Title page and initial pages display light foxing and/or marginal water markings. Pages and plates are otherwise only very lightly foxed. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates, a number of which offer portraits of members of this family. Very occasional pencil marginalia.
 
Lot 3074

$70

Title: The Gibson Book: A Collection of the Published Works of Charles Dana Gibson
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 18" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique oblong folios are bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and decorative design to front covers. Volumes show darkening to spines and along edges. Second volume shows tear at foot of spine. Outside corners are lightly bumped, with those of first volume displaying minor loss of material. Binding of first volume is sound. Front hinge of second volume is cracked. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 3075

$45

Title: Cuba
Author: Ernesto Bazan
Publisher: Bazan Photos Publishing
City: New York
Year: 2008
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 12" Height: 11"
Book Details: "From 1992 to 2006, Bazan lived and photographed the island of Cuba documenting the unique time in Cuban history called The Special Period. This body of work has given him the privilege to win some of the world most prestigious photographic awards among them The W. Eugene Smith grant; the Mother Jones Foundation for Photojournalism, the World Press Photo and two fellowships from the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation." (dust jacket blurb)
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-signed first edition of this photography album. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads "To Charlie in the hope / that you'll enjoy these images / of 14 years of my life / Ernesto Bazan." Author's signature also appears above inscription.

Volume is bound in black cloth with stamped white and red lettering to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear.
 
Lot 3076

$70

Details: This lot consists of one copy of Fortune magazine from March, 1932 shown in the corresponding image(s). This magazines features a copy by muralist Diego Rivera, an extra-large format on thick matte paper, and runs 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, this item is in generally good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, such as worn corners. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 3077

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decorative books shown in the corresponding image(s). These works include histories of towns, children's literature, housekeeping, 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 3078

$25

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 3079

$70

Title: Cours de physique experimentale et de chimie; a l'usage des ecoles centrales, et specialement de l'Ecole Centrale de la Cote d'Or. Tome Second
Author: Pierre Jacotot
Publisher: Richard, Caille et Ravier, Libraires
City: Paris
Year: 1801
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: xvi/403 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Pages display sporadic light foxing.
 
Lot 3080

$10

Title: Electric Railway Engineering
Author: H. F. Parshall, H. M. Hobart
Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company
City: New York
Year: 1907
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/474 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 8" Height: 11"
Book Details: Divided into three parts: Mechanics of electric traction, the generation and transmission of electrical energy and the rolling stock.
Condition / Notes: Antique cloth-bound volume shows significant external wear, with moisture markings to front cover and sunning of spine. Binding is cracked at half title page and between blank pages at rear of volume. Previous owner's name written in pencil on front pastedown. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated. Fold-out plates containing diagrams, charts and illustrations are well preserved. Review notices and excerpted book review are laid in.
 
Lot 3081

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This is 19th c. and early 20th century children's literature. 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 3082

$130

Title: The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits
Author: Lewis Carroll - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" and its sequel "Through the Looking-Glass," as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky." He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy.
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
City: London
Year: 1876
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/83 pages plus two blank pages and a page of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "The Hunting of the Snark" is usually thought of as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) in 1874, when he was 42 years old. It describes "with infinite humour the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature."  The poem borrows occasionally from Carroll's short poem "Jabberwocky" in Through the Looking-Glass (especially the poem's creatures and portmanteau words), but it is a stand-alone work, first published in 1876 by Macmillan. The illustrations were by Henry Holiday.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early printing (fourteenth thousand) of this classic work. Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with black lettering to spine and pictorial designs to covers. Book is slightly cocked and shows moderate external wear, with lightly bumped outside corners. Small portion of paper sticker can be seen in upper half of spine edge of front cover. Hinges are cracked. Name of school written in blue pencil in top margin of blank preliminary page and page 37. Name of library stamped on title page. Gilt-edged pages otherwise display sporadic light foxing and occasional smudging. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates by Henry Holiday.
 
Lot 3083

$25

Title: The Vortex/La Voragine
Author: Jose Eustasio Rivera - José Eustasio Rivera Salas was a Colombian lawyer and poet primarily known for his national epic "The Vortex."
Translor: Earle K. James
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1935
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/320 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This novel was originally written in 1924. It is set in the jungles of Colombia during the Rubber boom.  This novel relates the adventures of Arturo Cova, a hot-headed proud chauvinist and his lover Alicia, as they elope from Bogotá, through the flatlands and later, escaping from criminal misgivings, through the tropical jungles of Colombia.

In this way Rivera is able to describe the magic of these regions, with their rich biodiversity, and the lifestyle of the inhabitants. However, one of the main objectives of the novel is to reveal the appalling conditions under which workers in the rubber factories toil. "La Vorágine" also introduces the reader to the tremendous hardship of enduring the overwhelming and adverse environment of the rainforest, as the protagonists (Arturo Cova and Alicia) get lost and are unable to be found. As the book says: ˇLos devoró la selva! (literally, "The jungle devoured them!").

The novel is written in an elegant and refined prose, full of metaphors and prosaic poetry, that shows the beauty and exotism of the virgin rainforest.  "La Vorágine" is noteworthy as the seminal novel of Latin American modernism, the "jungle novel", and recognized as one of the best novels written in Colombia.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth boards with red and black spine. Yellow lettering appears on spine and red swirl is visible at the center of front cover. Book shows light soiling. Binding is tight. Map of Colombia can be seen on pastedowns, with swirl reproduced at center of flyleaves. Pages are clean and bright.  This edition contains a 3 1/2 page foreword by the translator.
 
Lot 3084

$20

Title: Llibres d'artista / Artist's Books
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Rafael Tous i Giner
Publisher: Metronom
City: Barcelona
Year: 1981
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 12"
Book Details: Catalogue for the 1981 artists' book exhibition at the Metrňnom Gallery in Barcelona, featuring approximately 2000 works by some 800 participants.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original white wrappers, with black lettering to spine and front cover. Head of spine shows tear, otherwise book displays only light shelfwear. Page with presentation is detached. Binding is cracked at several points. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated Bilingual in Catalan and English.
 
Lot 3085

$55

Title: Origins of British Influence in Mesopotamia
Author: Zaki Saleh
Publisher: Columbia University Press
City: New York
Year: 1941
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: viii/119 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Author's inscription on title page reads "To Mrs. Carlton J. H. Hayes / I respectfully present this / little work of mine. / Zaki Saleh / San Francisco / August 18, 1941."

Antique volume is bound in original wrappers. This ex-libary book shows external wear, with taping to spine and faint water markings to front cover. Call number is written in white in lower portion of spine. Withdrawal stamp appears on title page. Customary attachments can be seen at rear of volume. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with a map of the Middle East.
 
Lot 3086

$55

Details: This lot includes the postcard album shown in the corresponding image(s). There is a wide variety of types of cards, which date from the first two decades of the 20th century. 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 cards are not permanently mounted, but are tucked into slots and can be removed.
 
Lot 3087

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of handsome, large format, art reference and history 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 in excellent condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3088

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

- Bermuda's Favorite Haunts. Volume One by Mac Musson, John Cox, Joan Skinner - Dated 1991 by Boston Mills Press - Signed Edition - Signed by all three authors on half title page.
- Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Canada by Bruce McCall - Dated 1997 by Random House - Signed Edition - First printing signed by author on half title page. In dust jacket.
- Behind Mud Walls by William H. Wiser, Charlotte Viall Wiser - Dated 1930 by Richard R. Smith, Inc. - Signed Edition - Signed by both authors on title page.
- Within the City Wall: A Memoir of Childhood by Margaret Mann Phillips - Dated circa 1943 by Hodder and Stoughton - Signed Edition - Signed by the author on front flyleaf. In dust jacket.
 
Lot 3089

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material is related to musical entertainment. Included are programs for Fiorello and Hair, mutoscope cards, a signed Faron Young souvenir, bound sheet music, and a real photo of an early vaudeville clown act. 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 3090

$35

Title: London as Seen by Charles Dana Gibson
Author: Charles Dana Gibson - Charles Dana Gibson was an American graphic artist, best known for his creation of the Gibson Girl, an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th century.

Peddling his pen-and-ink sketches, he sold his first work in 1886 to John Ames Mitchell's Life. His works appeared weekly in the magazine for over 30 years. He quickly built a wider reputation, his works appearing in all the major New York publications, Harper's Weekly, Scribners and Collier's. His illustrated books include the 1898 editions of Anthony Hope's "The Prisoner of Zenda" and its sequel "Rupert of Hentzau." The development of the Gibson Girl from 1890 and her nationwide fame made Gibson respected and wealthy.

He became the editor and eventual owner of Life after the death of Mitchell in 1918. The popularity of the Gibson Girl faded after World War I, and Gibson took to working with oils for his own pleasure.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 18.25" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: Collection of illustrations by Gibson that originally appeared in such magazines as Life and London Graphic. Drawings depict London society life & street scenes.
Condition / Notes: Large oblong elephant folio is bound in cloth-backed paper-covered beveled boards, with red and white lettering and Gibson illustrations to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with very light soiling and minor loss at outside covers of boards. Volume is tightly bound. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with nearly 50 black & white reproductions.
 
Lot 3091

$15

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This mixed lot of estate books includes may volumes of children's literature, Rockwell Kents, Britain in Pictures, etc. 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.
 
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