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Lot 4210

$10
This lot includes the group of pottery shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a blue stoneware bowl and vase (not a matching set), a set of egg cups and a set of Mexican dishes with bright paint. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper 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.

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: $32.50
Lot 4211

$10
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on World history 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: $45.50
Lot 4212

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique multi-volume sets on European politicians:

- Gustav Stresemann, His Diaries, Letters and Papers Edited and Translated by Eric Sutton - Dated 1935 by The Macmillan Company - Three-volume set on the German politician, active during the Weimar Republic.
- George Selwyn and His Contemporaries; with Memoirs and Notes by John Heneage Jesse - Dated 1882 by Scribner & Welford - Four-volume set on the English politician and wit.
- Memoir of the Life and Character of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke by James Prior - Dated 1854 by Ticknor, Reed, and Fields - Two-volume set on the Irish politician and statesman.

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: $16.50
Lot 4213

$10
This lot includes the group of European travel books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include a Darlington's volume on London and Environs; Muirhead's Blue Guides on North-Eastern France and England; a German travel book on Germany and Austria; a Murray's travel book on the Mediterranean; as well as books on English towns, London and Britain. 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 4215

$15
This lot includes the group of books on World War I shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include A Short History and Illustrated Roster of the 105th Infantry, United States Army, The Nations at War, Flashes From the Front, The Turning Point, Quentin Roosevelt, a Sketch with Letters, The World Storm and Beyond and Falsehood in War-Time. 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 4216

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on sexuality:

- Strange Lust, The Psychology of Homosexuality by Doctor A. Hesnard - Dated 1933 by Amethnol Press - Translated into English by John Caxton Summers.
- Sexual Degeneration in Mankind and in Animals by Charles Samson Fere - Dated 1932 by Anthropological Press - Translated into English by Ulrich Van Der Horst. This volume is a limited edition, number 320 of 2,000.
- Sexual Behavior in the Human Female by Alfred C. Kinsey, et al - Dated 1953 by W.B. Saunders Company
- The Sexual Life of Japan, Being an Exhaustive Study of the Nightless City by J.E. De Becker - undated by Gargoyle Press
- Sex Life in America, Its Problems and Their Solution by James L. Segall - Dated 1934 by Bernard Marks
- The Sexual History of the World War by Dr. Magnus Hirschfield - Dated 1937 by Falstaff Press
- Sexual Relations of Mankind by Professor Paolo Mantegazza - Dated 1932 by anthropological Press - Limited edition, number 938 of 1,500.

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: $15.50
Lot 4217

$15
Title: The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray
Author: William Thackeray
Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co.
Printing Year: 1869
Number of Volumes: Twenty one-volume set (lacking volume two)

Notes: Decoratively bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, crimson and forest green spine labels and intricate gilt detail on the spine, this antique set is a beautiful set of Thackeray's work. The set is lacking volume two, which contains part two of Vanity Fair. The ex-library volumes overall show well, with some mild external age/wear, with wear along the spine covers and boards, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $270
Lot 4219

$50
This lot includes the group of titles on New York State shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are a guide book to Niagara Falls from 1853; a travel book for Lakes George and Champlain; an 1876 book on New York City, and an 1853 report from the Comptroller of New York City. The volumes in this lot are ex-library works. 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: $4.50
Lot 4220

$15
Title: The Mentor
Printing Year: 1913-1920
Number of Volumes: Compilation of magazine in nine-volume set

Notes: Bound in library-issued blue and black leather, with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a compilation of the magazine, The Mentor. The publication covers a variety of topics, including art, poetry, literature, travel, international affairs, nature and much more. The work is heavily illustrated with black and white photographs and engravings, as well as some color engravings. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with the spine cover detached on the first volume, and are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 4221

$40
This lot includes the three United States Navy Registers shown in the corresponding image(s). These pre-Civil War volumes are from 1854, 1857 and 1859. The books in this lot are ex-library volumes, each in its original light blue wrappers. The volumes show some age/wear indications, with some tearing to the wrappers and spine covers and staining to the page edges. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4222

$55
Title: The Catholic Encyclopedia
Editor: Charles G. Herbermann, et al
Publisher: The Universal Knowledge Foundation, Inc.
Printing Year: 1913
Number of Volumes: Complete seventeen-volume set

Notes: Bound in cobalt blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce complete collection of "reference on the constitution, doctrine, discipline and history of the Catholic Church." The work is illustrated with frontispieces, photographs and plates throughout. Volume one is from a later 1934 printing, published by The Gilmary Society. The ex-library volumes are bound in library bindings and show minimal external age/wear. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $43.50
Lot 4224

$100
Title: The Automobile
Editor: Paul N. Hasluck
Publisher: Cassell and Company
Printing Year: c1900
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with three quarter leather and decorative, bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a rare collection of volumes on the "construction of modern motor cars, steam, petrol, electric and petrol-electric". This set is a special edition, with 804 illustrations, twelve full-page plates and an addendum, was specially prepared for subscription by Cassell and Company. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. Volume II is lacking a portion of its spine cover along the top of the volume. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9". This set is from the collections of The Henry Ford. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4225

$200
Title: Annals of the New York Stage
Author: George C. D. Odell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Printing Year: 1927
Number of Volumes: Complete 15 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce complete set of this famous work by George Odell. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits, facsimiles of playbills and programs and photographs of performers.

George Clinton Densmore Odell (1866–1949) was a historian born in Newburgh, New York and educated at Columbia, where he succeeded Brande Matthews as Professor of Dramatic Literature in 1924. He is best remembered for his Annals of the New York Stage (1927–49), a fifteen-volume set covering the history of New York theatre from its beginnings to mid-1894. The work is detailed, accurate, and written with great personal warmth and remains the definitive study of the 18th and 19th century New York stage. (courtesy of encylopedia.com)

These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with some sunning to the boards and spine, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7.5" x 10.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $50.50
Lot 4226

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books on the City of Boston shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes reports, records and minutes from the Commissioners of Boston, published in the late-19th century, including reports from as early as the mid-17th century through the late 1800s. In addition to meeting minutes and records, the books include reports of births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths, as well as a Census report from 1790. 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: $39.50
Lot 4227

$15
This lot includes the group of magazines shown in the corresponding image. This material features four vintage surfing related magazines, including an issue of Surfing magazine from 1969 with a brightly colored front cover; various issues of Time from the 1980s; and issues of Avenue, American Photographer, and more.

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.

Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper 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 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 4228

$70
Title: Italian Doorways, Measured Drawings and Photographs
Author: Charles B. McGrew
Publisher: J. H. Jansen
Printing Year: 1929

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume provides an illustrated view of the doorways throughout Italy. The work is illustrated with nearly 200 photographs and drawings of doorways in the major cities of Italy. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with some sunning to the spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The front board is split along the inside gutter. The book measures approximately 10" x 14" and contains 194 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4229

$20
Title: The Catholic Church in the United States of America, Undertaken to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Holiness, Pope Pius X
Author: uncredited
Publisher: The Catholic Editing Company
Printing Year: 1912
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a rare original, complete set on the Catholic Church, profusely illustrated with photographs of churches and other buildings across the United States, as well as important people. The volumes include Volume I - The Religious Communities of Men; Volume II - The Religious Communities of Women; and Volume III - The Province of Baltimore and the Province of New York. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8.5" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 4230

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on World history 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: $64.50
Lot 4231

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of estate titles, from the collections of The Henry Ford:

- Automatic Record Changer Service Manual by uncredited - Dated 1948 by Howard W. Sams & Co. - Ex-library volume.
- East is East and West is West by Carlos Emmons Cummings - Dated 1940 by Buffalo Museum of Science
- Photography Secession by Robert Doty - Dated 1960 by The George Eastman House - In original dust jacket.
- Report on the Diseases of Silkworms in India by A. Pringle Jameson - Dated 1922 by Superintendent Government Printing, India - Former museum volume, with stamp on title page.
- Four Billion Dimes by Victor Cohn - Undated by Minneapolis Star and Tribune

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 4232

$55
Title: Cry Wolf
Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Heinemann
Printing Year: 1976

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth boards with bright gilt embossing, this vintage volume is a scarce copy signed by bestselling novelist Wilbur Smith. The volume is signed and inscribed by Smith on the title page, "For Suzy, With all best wishes, Wilbur Smith." The volume shows light external age/wear, with some edgewear, toning and slight tearing to the dust jacket, and slight rubbing to the edges of the book. The book is solidly bound with clean pages, with previous owner's name on half title page. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 9" and contains 389 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4233

$20
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on 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: $59.50
Lot 4234

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique estate titles:

- The Clarendon Historical Society's Reprints by various authors - Dated 1882-1884 by the Society - This volume is a compilation of several issues in orange wrappers. The volume shows external wear, with the front and rear boards and the spine cover detached.
- Compilation of a variety of works from The Clarendon Historical Society - Dated 1884-1886 by the Society - This volume is a compilation of several issues in orange wrappers. The volume shows external wear, with the front board detached and rear board and spine cover lacking, and the text block is split in two.
- The W. E. A. Education Year Book by uncredited - Dated 1918 by The Workers' Educational Association
- Bibliographiana by W. A. Copinger - Dated 1895, Privately Printed
- Flowers and Heraldry; or, Floral Emblems and Heraldic Figures by Robert Tyas - Dated 1851 by Houlston & Stoneman - This volume is cracked at the front board seam.

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: $9.50
Lot 4235

$30
This lot features the following group of Autocar antique magazine issues, from the collections of The Henry Ford:

Issue Dates: May 1919 - December 1919
Approximate Number of Issues: 29

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 4236

$10
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on the history of France and England shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes include an 1882 French title; works on Paris, Acton and Gladstone, British security, important Victorian men, and Queen Victoria. 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: $22.50
Lot 4237

$55
This very large shelf lot includes the group of literature and poetry 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: $61.50
Lot 4239

$110
Title: Block Sketches of New York City
Author: Clara Byrnes
Publisher: Radbridge Company
Printing Year: 1918

Condition/Details: Bound in library issued portfolio, this antique work is a scarce statistical study of New York City, with details of Greenwich Village, Lenox Hill Section, Southeast Harlem and Hell's Kitchen. The work includes a drawing of the blocks in each area, with each residence and business listed on the map, as well as total population of the area, owner's of the property with assessed value, and voters in each district. Also included is a written summary for each area, summarizing the population, rents, trades and history. The maps were illustrated by May C. Cermak. The work also contains a list of Women Voters on Block 1078. The ex-library volume shows some age/wear, and is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 12" x 19.25" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4240

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique German sets:

- History of the German Struggle for Liberty by Poultney Bigelow - Dated 1896 by Harper & Brothers Publishers - Two-volume, ex-library, decorative set.
- A Universal English-German and German-English Dictionary by Dr. Felix Flugel - Dated 1894 by George Westermann - Three-volume, ex-library set.

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: $20.50
Lot 4243

$10
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on World history 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: $55.50
Lot 4244

$10
Title: Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918
Publisher: Wright & Potter Printing Co.
Printing Year: 1919
Number of Volumes: Complete five-volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set provides a scarce view of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention from 1917-18. In addition to the four volumes containing debates, this set includes the Journal of the Constitutional Convention of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1917. The ex-library reference volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 4245

$80
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Medium: Color Print
Year: undated
Dimensions: Frame measures 19.5" by 12.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a color print of "Daybreak" by renowned artist Maxfield Parish. In 1922, Maxfield Parrish produced "Daybreak," which he referred to as "the great painting." Distributed as an art print through the House of Art, "Daybreak" became the most successful art print of the last century and secured Parrish’s position as the most popular illustrator after the First World War, even more popular than Norman Rockwell. In composition it resembles a stage set, which is appropriate, since Maxfield Parrish loved the theatre and had designed a number of sets for masques in Cornish, New Hampshire. It was laid out according to dynamic symmetry using photographs of Kitty Owen, his daughter, and Jean and Susan Lewin as models, posed amidst a backdrop of architectural elements, columns, urns, and fantastical landscape. The print was the sensation of the 1920's and was displayed in one of every four American homes. It is said to be the most reproduced art image in history, surpassing Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms" and Andy Warhol's soup cans. (courtesy of the National Museum of American Illustration) This piece is in an original frame, with some fading and age toning to the paper. In the print it states The House of Art, NY.

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: $15.50
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