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Lot 3183

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes MOMA Bulletins from the 1940s, Packard automobiles, photography and advertising, a moveable wheel on mannequins.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 3184

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on European art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the exhibition catalogs "Jean Dubuffet - Late Paintings" (Waddington Galleries, 2000) and "J. A. D. Ingres: Fifty Life Drawings from the Musee Ingres at Montauban" (Houston Museum of Fine Arts, 1986) by Avigdor Arikha. 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 3185

$200

Title: Military Services and Public Life of Major-General John Sullivan, of the American Revolutionary Army
Author: Thomas C. Amory
Publisher: Wiggin and Lunt
City: Boston
Year: 1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 320 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows almost no external wear. Contains original front wrapper, with annotations in ink and green pencil to top margin of lightly-soiled title page. Stamp reading "Library of Congress Duplicate Exchange" can be seen next to title. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 3186

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes antique & vintage Philadelphia and Washington newspapers, 1917 homesteading map of Louisiana, 19th c. German atlas prints, and antique prints. 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 3187

$30

Title: War of the French in Spain, during the Reign of the Emperor Napoleon. To Which Is Prefixed, a Short Biographical Notice of the Author
Author: Albert Jean Michel Rocca
Publisher: J. Dobson
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1823
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/219 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "Second American, translated from the second Paris edition." Rocca was an Hussars officer in the Peninsula, and secretly married to Madame de Stael.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards. Book shows considerable external wear, with cracking of spine and light soiling to boards. Binding is cracking between pages 2 and 3. Previous owners' names and stamps are visible on front flyleaf, together with bookdealer's pencil annotations. Pages display light foxing.
 
Lot 3188

$15

Title: In Pictures: A Hollywood Satire
Author: Gene Fowler, Grover Jones, Nunnally Johnson, Patterson McNutt
Publisher: T. J. Maloney, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1937
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 104 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: Presents a satirical photomontage of Hollywood iconology.

Condition / Notes: Spiral-bound volume in original stiff wrappers shows external wear, with loss of material at upper left corner and small tears at edges. Covers are detaching from spiral. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with full-page photos by Will Connell.
 
Lot 3189

$15

Title: Bibliothek der Unterhaltung und des Wissens: Mit Original-Beitragen der hervorragendsten Schrifteller und Gelehrten, sowie zahlreichen Illustrationen
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft
City: Stuttgart
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 13 Complete: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: An anthology of poems and stories by writers such as Jo Hanns Rosler, Heinz Steguweit, Johannes Kastner, and Fred Nelius.
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and black ornamental designs to spine and black lettering and pictorial designs to front cover. Tightly-bound volumes show light shelfwear and occasional light soiling. Fifth volume displays mild warping to boards. Volumes 11 and 12 show faint water markings to edges. Volumes are otherwise clean and without markings. Books contain in-text and full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 3190

$20

Book Details: This lot of antique theology includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The leather-bound example was published in Connecticut in 1830. 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 3191

$90

Details: This lot includes the six copies of Fortune magazine from 1931 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 3192

$25

Book Details: This lot of antique railroad and automotive titles includes the group of 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 3193

$10

Book Details: This lot includes German language books on biology and chemistry, as well as signed books in English on biology and other sciences. These books are 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 3194

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

- History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York, 1784-1880 by James H. Smith - Dated Unknown by D. Mason & Co. - Both boards are detached. Lacks preliminary pages, including title page. Text block begins at first page of introduction.
- History of Lewis County, New York, 1805-1883, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers by Franklin B. Hough - Dated 1883 by D. Mason & Co. - First Edition - Both boards are detached. Spine cover shows loss of material. Preliminary pages (including title and copyright page) are attached to front board and final pages of index are attached to rear board.
 
Lot 3195

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s), all novels by 19th women. 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 3196

$20

Title: Tulemagede maale: Reisipaevik 160, mediriaanilt
Author: Lennart Meri - Lennart Georg Meri was a writer, film director and statesman who served as the second President of Estonia from 1992 to 2001. Meri was a leader of the Estonian independence movement.
Publisher: Eesti Riiklik Kirjastus
City: Tallinn, Estonia
Year: 1964
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 261 pages plus table of contents, copyright page in Russian and Estonian, and 32 pages of illustrations
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "Tulemägede Maale," created in 1964, which is translated as "To the Land of Fiery Mountains," chronicled Meri's journey to Kamchatka Peninsula in the 1960s. Other members of his expedition group included wellknown scientists Harry Ling, Kaarel Orviku, Erast Parmasto, Ants Raik, Anto Raukas, Hans Trass, the artist Kalju Polli, and filmmaker Hans Roosipuu. "Traveling is the only passion that doesn't need to feel shy in front of intellect," wrote Meri. Urban people still have an inner urge to see the world, hunger for nature. Meri did not underestimate the drawbacks of mass tourism but concluded that "science will liberate us from the chains of big cities and lead us back to nature".
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-signed edition of this work. Inscription on half title page reads "Dr. Wolfgang Fuchs, / mit herzlichsten Grussen / zum Neuen Jahr / Lennart Meri / Tallinn, den 6. Januar 1965."

Volume is bound in quarter white leather with red lettering to spine and brown paper-covered boards with pictorial design to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pictorial map endpapers. Interior is clean and bright. Fold-out map at rear of volume is intact, with small crease to upper right corner.  Pictorial dust jacket showing island volcano displays light shelfwear.  Text is in Estonian.
 
Lot 3197

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

- Petunia: Be Keerful by Anne Christopher - Dated 1934 by Whitman Publishing Co. - First Edition - Reinforced spine and hinges.
- Raggedy Ann and the Hoppy Toad and Raggedy Ann in the Garden by Johnny Gruelle - Dated 1944 by American Crayon Co.
 
Lot 3198

$15

Book Details: This lot consists of decorative antique poetry, and includes the group of 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 3199

$70

Title: The Land and the Book or Biblical Illustrations Drawn from the Manners and Customs, the Scenes and Scenery, of the Holy Land
Author: William M. Thomson
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1886
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique set bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering and stamped pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Books show light external wear and are firmly bound. Interiors are clean and unmarked. Profusely illustrated. Contains well-preserved fold-out maps.
 
Lot 3200

$10

Title: Wild Flowers of Colorado from Original Water Color Sketches Drawn from Nature
Author: Emma Homan Thayer
Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited
City: New York
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 54 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs. Book shows significant external wear, with extensive water damage to boards. Front board is detached at front hinge. Front flyleaf lacks large portion around the lower right corner. Water markings can are visible at various points of interior. Some smudging can also be seen. A number of plates are affected by both water markings and smudging. Page 31 is torn and detached.
 
Lot 3201

$45

Title: Candy
Author: L. M. Alexander
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
City: New York
Year: 1934
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 310 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "Candy is a vivid and moving story of negro life today on a plantation along the Savannah River in South Carolina. Into the simple, carefree lives of the colorful and varied personalities with which the old place teems, comes a visitor from Harlem, sowing the seeds of discontent by holding out glittering promises of ease and plenty in the North." (dust jacket blurb).  L. M. Alexander won Dodd Mead’s $10,000 Prize for this first novel.

Condition / Notes: This is a second printing of this novel, in scarce illustrated dust jacket.

Antique volume is bound in red and white polka dot-patterned cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows scuffing to top margin of front cover, at first letter of title. Otherwise volume displays only light external wear. Binding is tight. Faint staining appears at uppermost edge of pages. Pages are otherwise clean and without marking. Dust jacket and endpapers illustrated by Rockwell Kent, who also contributes five b&w plates.

Intact dust jacket shows taping to reverse side, at head and foot of spine panel, and to top portions of edges connecting flaps to front and rear panels.
 
Lot 3202

$10

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s) which concern old sailing ships, mid-20th c. merchant ships, and model ship building. 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 3203

$40

Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection
Author: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry Kriegstein
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Florence, Oregon
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated.
 
Lot 3204

$120

Title: Exit: A History of Movies in Baltimore
Author: Robert Kirk Headley, Jr.
Publisher: Self-published
City: University Park, Maryland
Year: 1974
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: ix/162 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: A history of the movie business in Baltimore, Maryland, divided by periods from the beginnings (1894-1907) to the 1970s. One chapter is a devoted listing of all of Baltimore's movie houses.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition, with a tipped-letter also signed by the author. Undated letter is written on stationery of the Theatre Historical Society.

Volume is bound in original wrappers, with red lettering within green decorative designs on front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without marking. Contains in-text and full-page illustrations providing line drawing layouts of the movie theaters and a large number of b&w photos of such theaters at rear of volume.
 
Lot 3205

$35

Details: This lot includes the English autograph book with original artistic work shown in the corresponding images. This volume date from around 1914. This oblong book measures approximately 6.5" x 4".
Condition / Notes: Book lacks covers. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
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