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Lot 4283

$15
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on linguistics and speech shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are ex-library. 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: $43.50
Lot 4284

$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: $47.50
Lot 4285

$80
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Stage: The Magazine Of After Dark Entertainment
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: 1932 through 1936

Notes: These magazine compilations are bound in library bindings and include the front and rear wrappers, with brightly colored pictures on the covers and throughout. The magazines feature stories on many famous theater productions and performers. The ex-library volumes are tightly bound, and show minimal exterior age/wear. The volumes measure approximately 10" x 14". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 4286

$30
Title: The Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature
Author: Abraham Rees
Publisher: Samuel F. Bradford
Printing Year: c1820

Condition/Details: Bound in calfskin boards, this antique volume is the first volume of Rees' forty one-volume encyclopedia set. Also included with this book is volume four of the set, which contains plates (written under the volume number is "navigation-writing by cipher"). The engravings in the fourth volume cover a variety of topics, from important people, architectural designs, optics, mechanics, and more. The ex-library volumes shows external age/wear, volume one is lacking its front board and the rear board is detached, the boards of volume four are detached. Both volumes include the original spine covers, with raised spine bands. Portions of the spine covers are lacking or separating. The text blocks of both volumes are well bound with age toned pages with spotting. The books measures approximately 8.5" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4288

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique military medical titles:

- Lessons from the Enemy, How Germany Cares for Her War Disabled by John R. McDill - Dated 1918 by Lea & Febiger - This miniature, ex-library volume includes the original fold-out map.
- A Surgeon in Khaki by Arthur Anderson Martin - Dated 1915 by Longmans, Green & Co.
- The Doctor's Part, What Happens to the Wounded in War by James Robb Church - Dated 1918 by D. Appleton and Company
- Surgeon Grow, an American in the Russian Fighting by Malcolm C. Grow - Dated 1918 by Frederick A. Stokes Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are ex-library volumes in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 4289

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative, antique literature titles:

- The Complete Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson - Dated 1891 by Frederick A. Stokes Company - Two-volume set, decoratively bound in red boards, with gilt embossing and vellum backed spines.
- The Poet and the Painter, or Gems of Art and Song by uncredited - Dated 1878 by D. Appleton and Company - This is an oversized, decorative volume, with water markings.
- Fireside Fancies, or Beautiful Gems of Poetry and Song Edited by Annie R. White - Dated 1891 by L. P. Miller & Co. - This is a subscription sample.
- Fishin' Jimmy by Annie Trumbull Slosson - Dated 1903 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- Sentimental Tommy, The Story of His Boyhood by J. M. Barrie - Dated 1896 by Charles Scribner's Sons

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 4291

$175
Title: Waterman's Autograph Album
Author: na
Publisher: Waterman's Fountain Pen Company
Printing Year: 1932

Condition/Details: In 1932, Waterman's Fountain Pen Company held a contest involving collecting rare autographs in a small book published by them, and the person with the most notable autographs collected would win a $1,000 prize. Hundreds of people entered, including Jimmy Polak, former owner of this volume, who received an honorable mention and received a free fountain pen as a prize (not included with this lot). This autograph album includes signatures from many political figures, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt when he was Governor of New York. Other autographs include governors of the states Washington, Massachusetts, Texas and California. This book, bound in brown cloth boards with gilt embossing on the front cover, shows well, with tightly bound, crisp pages. The volume shows some light wear to the extremities. The book measures approximately 5" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4292

$10
Title: The Speronara, From the French of Alexandre Dumas
Author: Katharine Prescott Wormeley
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early English translation of the travels of Dumas to Sicily in a Speronara, a coasting schooner. According to a review from The Reader: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine, "Dumas the fascinating storyteller dominates; and his wit, powers of observation, and fund of classic lore, worn as lightly as a flower in his buttonhole, enliven everything he touches. His descriptive passages are magical: we drive with him into the cool translucent waters of the Grotto of Capri; we ascend Mount Aetna in the chill and rarefield air, laboring for breath like our voyager; we rush through twenty-six centuries of the history of Catania in three picturesque pages; we suffer the sirocco; we dance the tarntella: not one of our experiences would we miss, and the little journey comes to an end only too soon." The work is illustrated with a frontispiece of the ruins of the Greek theater. The ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age toned pages. The frontispiece and tissue paper are detached. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.25" and contains 390 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4293

$15
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on Germany 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: $47.50
Lot 4294

$300
Title: The Rise of Barack Obama
Author: Pete Souza
Publisher: Triumph Books
Printing Year: 2008 First edition, first printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black and white pictorial boards with white spine lettering, this modern volume provides detail on President Obama's life, signed by the president. Included with the volume is a certificate of authenticity from GAI, certifying the signature, with the number GV401441. The work is illustrated with many photographs of the president's life. The volume shows like new, with some light bumping on the corners of the jacket and some light wear to the extremities of the book. The text block is solidly bound with clean, crisp pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 10.5" and contains 160 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4295

$45
This lot features a commemorative piece on ice skater Peggy Fleming, signed and inscribed by the athlete. This material features a brightly colored photograph on the front cover, and many black and white and color photographs throughout. Additionally, various loose pages of magazine articles, newspaper articles and more featuring Fleming.

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: $4.50
Lot 4296

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on World history 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: $57.50
Lot 4297

$20
This lot features the following group of Autocar antique magazine issues, from the collections of The Henry Ford:

Issue Dates: March 1920 - May 1920
Approximate Number of Issues: 24

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: $22.50
Lot 4299

$10
This very large shelf lot includes the group of reference 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: $66.50
Lot 4300

$70
Title: Ivory Scourge of Africa
Author: E.D. Moore
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1931

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with black embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of the ivory trade in Africa, written by E.D. Moore, an ivory trader who lived in Zanzibar. The work is illustrated with many photographs of people and sceneries from Zanzibar. The ex-library volume shows some external age/wear, with wear to the spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.75" and contains 256 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4301

$10
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on the history of England shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes 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: $60.50
Lot 4302

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

- An Englishman's Recollections of Egypt by Bron De Kusel - Dated c1920 by John Lane - This volume is decoratively bound, and is illustrated with 32 illustrations and a fold-out map.
- A Spahi's Love-Story by Pierre Loti - Dated 1907 by Charles Carrington - This decorative volume is illustrated with six etchings by Gaston Trilleau and frontispiece by Robert Dean. This volume is a limited edition, number 90 of 1,000.
- We Too in West Africa by Decima Moore and Major F. G. Guggisberg - Dated 1909 by William Heinemann - This volume is lacking the spine cover. It includes the original fold-out map.
- Madagascar; Or, Robert Drury's Journal, During Fifteen Years' Captivity On That Island Edited by Capt. Pasfield Oliver - Dated 1890 by T. Fisher Unwin - This volume is decoratively bound in red cloth with gilt embossing and black design.

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: $10.50
Lot 4303

$15
This lot includes the group of antique volumes on World history shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include: The Punjab and Delhi in 1857 (volume one); A History of the Knights of Malta (volume one only); Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon (volume two only); Notes on the Bedouins and Wahabys (volume two only); The Law of Evidence (volume one only); and Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker (volume three only). 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 4304

$25
This lot includes the group of various pieces shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a leaded seashell and glass bead lampshade, egg timers, a set of antique scales with brass counter weights, a Chinese parasol, a hand carved pipe, an enamelware box, a shofar and a souvenir medallion from a trans-Atlantic sea voyage. 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.

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: $20.50
Lot 4305

$15
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 4306

$15
This lot includes the group of antique titles on British history shown in the corresponding image(s). These antique volumes include two volumes of The Annals of Roger De Hoveden; The Statesman of the Commonwealth of England, The Chronicle of Florence of Worcester, and Life of Sir Walter Raleigh. 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 4307

$10
This very large shelf lot includes the group of reference 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: $64.50
Lot 4308

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage drama and literature titles:

- The Decameron of Boccaccio - Undated by The Bibliophist Society - This volume includes some uncut pages.
- The Tragedy of Man by Imre Madach - Dated 1953 by Pannonia
- Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand - Dated 1899 by Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle - This volume is lacking its front paper wrapper and spine cover. The volume has been stored in a yellow, library-issued folio.
- The Half Moon, A Romance of the Old World and the New by Ford Madox Hueffer - Dated 1909 by Doubleday, Page & Company
- Horace: Complete Translated by Roscoe Mongan - Dated 1876 by William Bernard Kelly - Bound in library-issued pamphlet binder.
- A collection of antique short stories, including The Shepherd of Salisbury Park, The Life of William Baker, Plague and London and more. The title page of this volume is lacking, the front and rear boards are detached and the text block is split.

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: $8.50
Lot 4309

$700
Title: The American Museum, or, Universal Magazine
Author: various authors
Publisher: Mathew Carey
Printing Year: 1789-1792
Number of Volumes: Seven-volume set, Volumes numbered 5 and 7-12

Notes: Bound in marbled boards, with three quarter leather, gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this antique set is a scarce collection of the American Museum, an important magazine publication at the time.

The American Museum was founded in Philadelphia by Mathew Carey. The first issue came off the press in 1787 under its original full title, The American Museum, or Repository, of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces &c., Prose and Poetical. In the fourth year of publication, Carey changed the title to The American Museum, or, Universal Magazine, Containing Essays on Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, Politics, Morals, and Manners. The initial run of the magazine spanned 72 consecutive monthly issues, or "numbers," as Carey referred to them. The last number in this initial run was issued in December, 1792. Carey resurrected the magazine five years later, publishing what would be the final 12 issues under his editorship under the title, The American Museum: or, Annual Register of Fugitive Pieces, Ancient and Modern, for the Year 1798. (courtesy of theamericanmuseum.org)

Mathew Carey (January 28, 1760 September 16, 1839) was an Irish-born American publisher and economist. Carey came from a middle-class family and was born in Dublin in 1760. He entered the bookselling and printing business in 1775, and when still only seventeen published a pamphlet criticizing dueling. This publication was quickly followed by another work criticizing the severity of the Irish penal code and as a result the authorities threatened him with prosecution. As a result of these threats he moved to Paris in 1779. There he met Benjamin Franklin, working at the time as American revolutionary ambassador to France, who took him on to work in his printing office. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Carey worked for Franklin for a year before returning to Ireland where he edited The Freeman's Journal and The Volunteer's Journal, both of which were politically polemic publications. His stock with the authorities did not thereby increase and so he left Ireland for good in 1784, settling in the United States. Upon Carey's arrival in Philadelphia, the Marquis de Lafayette gave him $400 to establish himself. Carey used this money to establish a new publishing business and a book shop. He established: The Pennsylvania Herald, Columbian Magazine, and American Museum. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The ex-library volumes show external age/wear, the boards of volumes nine and twelve are detached, and the bottom portion of the spine covers are lacking, and the front board of volume seven is detached. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 8.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4311

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

- A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria by Charles C. F. Greville - Dated 1885 by Longmans, Green and Co. - Two-volume, ex-library set.
- The Historical and the Posthumous Memoirs of Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall by Henry B. Wheatley - Dated 1884 by Bickers & Son - Five-volume, ex-library set.

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 4312

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

- An American Year by Hal Borland - Dated 1946 by Simon and Schuster
- Farm Festivals by Will Carleton - Dated 1881 by Harper & Brothers
- Farm Ballads by Will Carleton - Dated 1873 by Harper & Brothers

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes, all rebound in library bindings. Unless otherwise noted, the books are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 4315

$10
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on European 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: $59.50
Lot 4316

$15
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: $39.50
Lot 4319

$10
This very large shelf lot includes the group of French 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: $51.50
Lot 4320

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of titles on the history of England shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes include a two-volume set on William Lord Russell; a two-volume set on the Surtees Society, a special limited edition of Lord Chesterfield and His Letters to His Sons; and volumes on Gloucestershire, preachers in London, economics and social history in England, homesteads of England, Norfolk & Suffolk and Mr. Robert Blair. The works 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: $18.50
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