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Lot 4034

$70
Title: Les Secrets de Fabrication des Moteurs a Essence pour Motorcycles & Automobiles
Author: Georgia Knap
Publisher: Victor Martelet
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with leather spine, gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this antique volume is a rare French piece on the secrets of making gasoline engines for automobiles and motorcycles. The work is illustrated with photographs and drawings of the mechanical parts of the motors. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning to the spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 552 pages. This book is from the collections of The Henry Ford. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4035

$45
This lot includes the group of books on war shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover a variety of topics, including the cost of war to Germany and Austria, WWII from Japan's perspective, using news as a weapon, psychological warfare against Nazi Germany, Nazism, and more. The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 4036

$110
Title: Pictures of Life in Mexico
Author: R. H. Mason
Publisher: Smith Elder & Co.
Printing Year: 1852

Condition/Details: This antique two-volume set, bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, is a scarce early description of life in Mexico, written after the author's own experiences in Mexico. The books cover a variety of aspects of Mexican life, with details on travel, its society, domestic matters, religion and cathedrals, amusements and entertainment, government, hunting, work, ancient culture and more. The works are illustrated with drawings by the author. The ex-library volumes show some external age/wear, with rubbing along the board edges and corner and the spine has been rebacked with maroon tape. The volumes are solidly bound with age toned pages, with occasional spotting and some water markings. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4037

$90
This lot includes the group of decorative, antique French automobile titles shown in the corresponding image(s), from the collections of The Henry Ford. This collection features an 1881 volume of Les Moteurs, Anciens et Modernes, rebound with the original paper wrappers; an 1880 volume of Histoire de la Machine a Vapeur; an 1896 volume of Les Grandes Inventions Modernes; and early volume of Du Char Antique a l' Automobile (undated, c1900). 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4038

$20
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on the history of England shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are ex-library volumes and cover topic including Bath, London, Windsor Castle, Criminal Law, Marlborough, the Victorian Era and Piccadilly. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $71.50
Lot 4039

$15
This large shelf lot includes the group of books on or by Winston S. Churchill shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $46.50
Lot 4040

$15
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage literature and drama books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes works by Irvin Haas, Olive Tilford Dargan, William Cane, Lord Dunsany, Sara Jeannette Duncan, Antonio Botin Polanco and more. The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4041

$30
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique Polish books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $48.50
Lot 4042

$110
This lot includes the group of signed photographs shown in the corresponding image(s). The photographs include several sceneries of mountains, a bird, and a red-toned beach scene of two people walking. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.

This lot comes from the collection of photographer Fernand Fonssagrives. Fernand Fonssagrives (June 8, 1910 - April 23, 2003), born near Paris, France, was a fashion photographer in the 1940s and 1950s when he took pictures for Town and Country and Harper's Bazaar magazines known for his 'beauty photography'. The native Frenchman lived the last 30 years of his life in Little Rock, Arkansas. His later pictures featured female nudes with patterns of light on their skin. He was a professional dancer, one of the top photographers in NYC and at one point the highest paid photographer in New York. He was an award winning sculptor working in Bronze, and an avid painter who wrote prolifically. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4043

$60
This very large shelf lot includes the group of United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $50.50
Lot 4044

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage history titles:

- A Chronological History of the Origin and Development of Steam Navigation by Geo. Henry Preble - Dated 1883 by L. R. Hamersly & Co. - Front and rear boards are detached.
- A Year as a Government Agent by Vira B. Whitehouse - Dated 1920 by Harper & Brothers Publishers
- Further Records, 1848-1883, A Series of Letters by Frances Anne Kemble - Dated 1891 by Henry Holt and Company
- The Rescue of Greely by Commander W. S. Schley - Dated 1885 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Library binding. Includes original fold-out map.
- Then There Was One, The U.S.S. Enterprise and the First Year of War by Eugene Burns - Dated 1944 by Harcourt, Brace and Company
- Stirring Incidents in the Life of a British Soldier by Thomas Faughnan - Dated 1883 by Hunter, Rose and Company - Spine cover is detached from text block.

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4045

$10
This lot includes the group of drama and poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include titles by Alain Rene Le Sage, Anton Tschechoff, Ethel Lynn Beers, Thomas Bailey Aldrich and George Arnold. The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4047

$25
Title: Original Portraits of Washington
Author: Elizabeth Bryant Johnston
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
Printing Year: 1882

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized green cloth boards with gilt page edges and gilt and black embossing, this antique volume provides a rare description of portraits of Washington, including statues, monuments and medals. The volume is dedicated to the memory of James Abram Garfield, who had just been assassinated when Johnston completed this volume in 1881. The work is a history of Washington portraiture by artists including John Singleton Copely, Charles Wilson Peale, Robert Fulton, Madame De Brehan, Adolph Ulric Wertmuller, Rembrandt Peale, and John Trumbull, among many others. The compiler notes in the Preface: "Portraits of Washington are a national possession, and their history rightfully belongs tot he American people. As the result of the universal recognition of the character of Washington during his life, we have of him a large number of original portraits...Admirers of Peale, Trumbull, Stuart, each claims that his favorite artist has left the portrait which should be considered the standard. It must be conceded that no artist succeeded in producing an entirely satisfactory portrait. Still it is a matter of congratulation that we have the elements from which to compose this desired work..." The work is illustrated with thirty two plates. The ex-library volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing along the board edges and spine. The front and rear boards are cracked along the seams. The front free endpaper is detached. The text block is split approximately one quarter of the way into the book. The book measures approximately 11" x 14" and contains 257 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4048

$15
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage drama titles shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes pieces by Cornelia Meigs, Ruth Gordon, Moss Hart, George Kaufman, Elise Quaife, Ernest Nehring and Martin Flavin. Also included is a first American edition of T.S. Eliot's The Confidential Clerk. The books in this lot are all ex-library volumes. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 4050

$20
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on the History of France shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are ex-library volumes and include the topics of Napoleon, the French Revolution, Louis XV, Paris, Normandy, Lafayette, Provence and Marie Antoinette. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $66.50
Lot 4051

$35
Title: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
Publisher: unknown
Printing Year: 1958

Condition/Details: Bound in grey cloth with black embossing and a black spine cover, this vintage volume of Anne Frank is printed in Hebrew. Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank ( pronunciation (help•info); 12 June 1929 in Frankfurt am Main – early March 1945 in Bergen Belsen) is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Acknowledged for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world's most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films. (courtesy of Wikipedia) The ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 323 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4052

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on Latin America:

- Cuzco: A Journey to the Ancient Capital of Peru by Clements R. Markahm - Dated 1856 by Chapman and Hall - Library binding, front and rear boards and front free endpapers are detached. Includes fold-out map.
- Venezuela: Or, Sketches of Life in a South-American Republic by Edward B. Eastwick - Dated 1868 by Chapman & Hall - Library binding, lacking spine cover and fold-out map.
- Across South America: An Account of a Journey from Buenos Aires to Lima by Way of Potosi by Hiram Bingham - Dated 1911 by Houghton Mifflin Company
- Our Sister Republic: A Gala Trip Through Tropical Mexico in 1869-70 by Col. Albert S. Evans- Dated 1873 by Columbian Book Company - Library binding, lacking spine cover.
- Guatemala The Land of the Quetzal by William T. Brigham - Dated 1887 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Library binding, lacking spine cover. Front and rear boards and free endpapers are detached.
- Three Years in Chili by Mrs. C. B. Merwin - Dated 1863 by Follett, Foster and Company
- The Central American Species of Quercus by Cornelius H. Muller - Dated 1942 by United States Department of Agriculture

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 4055

$15
This lot includes the group of books on London shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are the titles The Street of Faces: Glimpses of Town, Annals of Fleet Street, Memorials of St. James's Palace (two-volume set), and London Street Names. The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4056

$100
This shelf lot includes the very large group of estate books 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 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $60.50
Lot 4059

$110
This lot features the following group of Autocar antique magazine issues, from the collections of The Henry Ford:

Issue Dates: October 1922 - March 1926
Approximate Number of Issues: 26

Notes: Autocar is a weekly British automobile magazine published by Haymarket Motoring Publications Ltd. It is the oldest surviving car magazine in the world. The publication was launched as The Autocar "in the interests of the mechanically propelled road carriage" on 2 November 1895 when, it is believed, there were only six or seven cars in the United Kingdom. L. J. K. Setright suggests in his book on the social history of the motor car, that the magazine was set up as an organ of propaganda for Harry J. Lawson, who was an early journalist on the magazine, and the founder of the Daimler Motor Company. It claims to have invented the road test in 1928 when it analyzed the Austin 7 Gordon England Sunshine Saloon. It continues publishing weekly. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Overall, the magazines in this lot show very nicely with front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. The magazines contain many original advertisements and pictures of classic automobiles. This is one of several lots of antique Autocar magazines from the 1910s and 1920s in our current catalog, please review the remaining lots for more details. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 4060

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of poetry and children's titles:

- Our Chauncey, After Dinner Rhymes by Isaac H. Bromley- Dated 1891 by New York Printing Co. - Bound in library-issued pamphlet binder.
- German Lyric Poetry, A Collection of Songs and Ballads by Charles T. Brooks - Dated 1863 by Willis P. Hazard - The front board is detached.
- Household Songs and Other Poems by Mrs. H. E. G. Arey - Dated 1855 by J. C. Derby
- Christmas with the Boys by uncredited - Dated 1872 by American Sunday-School Union - Front board is cracked and front free endpapers are detached.
- The American Reader: Containing Extracts Suited to Excite A Love of Science and Literature by uncredited - Dated 1829 by E. and G. Merriam
- Leonard Barton, The Blind Boy by William E. C. Knowles - Dated 1859 by Phinney & Co.
- Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by Kate Greenaway - undated by Frederick Warne and Co.

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 4061

$50
This lot features a very rare Russian newspaper signed by the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev. The newspaper has Gorbachev's signature on the top of the page. Included with this piece is a certificate of authenticity from GAI, certifying Gorbachev's signature, with the number GV 402396. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4062

$20
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on World War II shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are ex-library volumes and include topics such as the Nazi Party, Occupation of Japan, Mussolini, P.O.W., MacArthur, Charles De Gaul, Atlas', The Longest Day and Tour of Duty. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $61.50
Lot 4063

$30
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Elyod
Medium: Original Painting on Board
Year: 1922
Dimensions: Frame measures 20" by 13"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an original painting on board of a lighthouse along a rocky cliff and a sailboat in water, with waves in the foreground. This piece is signed in the bottom right corner, "Elyod 22". The piece is in a decorative brown wooden frame. The piece shows some age/wear indications, with some fading to the paint.

This piece comes from the collection of photographer Fernand Fonssagrives. Fernand Fonssagrives (June 8, 1910 - April 23, 2003), born near Paris, France, was a fashion photographer in the 1940s and 1950s when he took pictures for Town and Country and Harper's Bazaar magazines known for his 'beauty photography'. The native Frenchman lived the last 30 years of his life in Little Rock, Arkansas. His later pictures featured female nudes with patterns of light on their skin. He was a professional dancer, one of the top photographers in NYC and at one point the highest paid photographer in New York. He was an award winning sculptor working in Bronze, and an avid painter who wrote prolifically. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 4064

$20
This lot includes the group of books on World history shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot provide histories of London, Cuba, Nagasaki, Washington State Women's Clubs, Rural India, World War II and Prussia. The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4065

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

- Reports Comprising the Survey of the Cook County Jail by The Chicago Community Trust - Dated 1922 by Board of Commissioners of Cook County, Illinois - Bound in original stiff green paper wrappers. The spine cover is lacking portions at the top and bottom.
- Report of the Survey of the Public Schools of Philadelphia by The Pennsylvania State Department of Public Instruction - Dated 1922 by The Public Education and Child Labor Association of Pennsylvania - Four-volume set.
- An Introduction to a Biology and Other Papers by A. D. Darbishire - Dated 1917 by Funk and Wagnalls Company
- A Glossary of Botanic Terms, With Their Derivation and Accent by Benjamin Daydon Jackson - Dated 1928 by J. B. Lippincott Company
- A Dictionary of Oriental Quotations (Arabic and Persian) by Claud Field - Dated 1911 by Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
- Who's Who in America Edited by John W. Leonard - Dated 1899 by A. N. Marquis & Company

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 4066

$55
This lot includes the pair of vintage drums made in India shown in the corresponding image(s). The drums include one with a wooden body and the other with an etched metal body, both with leather tops and thongs. The drums come carefully stored in a wooden, cloth-lined box with a label stating "Rikhp Ram" and "Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company, New Delhi." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.

This lot comes from the collection of photographer Fernand Fonssagrives. Fernand Fonssagrives (June 8, 1910 - April 23, 2003), born near Paris, France, was a fashion photographer in the 1940s and 1950s when he took pictures for Town and Country and Harper's Bazaar magazines known for his 'beauty photography'. The native Frenchman lived the last 30 years of his life in Little Rock, Arkansas. His later pictures featured female nudes with patterns of light on their skin. He was a professional dancer, one of the top photographers in NYC and at one point the highest paid photographer in New York. He was an award winning sculptor working in Bronze, and an avid painter who wrote prolifically. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 4068

$60
Title: Manuel Pratique de la Bicyclette
Author: L. Baudry De Saunier
Publisher: Vve Ch. Dunod
Printing Year: c1890

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff paper wrappers with red and black writing, this scarce antique volume is a French work describing bicycles. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of full bicycles and close-ups of bicycle mechanics. Additionally, the work includes many original advertisements throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor water markings, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 297 pages. This book is from the collections of The Henry Ford. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4069

$15
This lot includes the decorative vintage group of books from Black's Readers Service shown in the corresponding image(s). The collection includes the works of James Boswell, Jean Jacque Rousseau, Honore de Balzac, Guy de Maupassant, John Donne, and Gustave Flaubert. The works are uniformly bound in tan leather boards, with bright gilt embossing and a red spine label. The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4070

$130
Title: The August Coup, The Truth and the Lessons
Author: Mikhail Gorbachev
Publisher: HarperCollins
Printing Year: 1991 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in grey paper boards with black cloth spine and bright red lettering and in the original mylared dust jacket, this modern volume is a scarce first edition, signed by Mikhail Gorbachev, the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Included with this volume is a certificate of authenticity for the signature from GAI, with the certification number GV 528992. The volume shows well, with a near fine jacket, with some slight bumping to the corners. The book is tightly bound with clean, crisp pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5" and contains 127 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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