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Lot 4001

$120

Title: A Flying Trip to the Tropics: A Record of an Ornithological Visit to the United States of Colombia, South America and to the Island of Curacao, West Indies in the Year 1892
Author: Wirt Robinson - Wirt Robinson was a colonel and instructor at the United States Military Academy. (Information courtesy of the United States Military Academy Library)
Publisher: Printed at the Riverside Press
City: Cambridge
Year: 1895
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/194 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Contents include "The Voyage," "The Island of Curacao," "Barranquilla," and six other chapters.
Condition / Notes: This antique first edition is bound in dark green cloth, with stamped black lettering to the front cover and spine. The front cover features the stamped image of a bird in silver and black. The exterior is largely well preserved, with minor black markings on the front cover. The title page is separating from the spine. The pages otherwise exhibit light toning.

This volume contains numerous well-preserved color plates, illustrations, and maps, some of which fold out. The full-color frontispiece depicts a citron-breasted toucan.

This work has been collated and is complete. It contains four colored plates, one of which is the frontispiece; one double-page map; and one color fold-out map. The fold-out map displays a ½” closed tear near the center fold, at the edge where the map folds out from the text block. Pages 3-4, 39-40, 110-11, and 143-44 display small closed tears at the bottom edge, with the largest measuring roughly 1”.
Lot 4002

$1400

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee - Nelle Harper Lee, better known by her pen name Harper Lee, was an American novelist widely known for "To Kill a Mockingbird," published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. Though Lee had only published this single book, in 2007 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature. Additionally, Lee received numerous honorary degrees, though she declined to speak on those occasions. She was also known for assisting her close friend Truman Capote in his research for the book "In Cold Blood" (1966). Capote was the basis for the character Dill in "To Kill a Mockingbird."

The plot and characters of "To Kill a Mockingbird" are loosely based on Lee's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The novel deals with the irrationality of adult attitudes towards race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s, as depicted through the eyes of two children. The novel was inspired by racist attitudes in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

Another novel, Go Set a Watchman, was written in the mid-1950s and controversially published in July 2015 as a "sequel", though it was later confirmed to be To Kill a Mockingbird's first draft. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1960
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 296 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old.

The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. One critic explains the novel's impact by writing, "In the twentieth century, "To Kill a Mockingbird" is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in quarter green cloth and brown paper-covered boards, with brown lettering to the spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. A 1960 gift inscription in ink appears on the front pastedown. The pages are clean and without markings. A newspaper clipping with the author's obituary is laid in. The partial dust jacket, consisting of a rear panel with a photo of the author, displaying minor loss at the edges, and the rear flap, is also laid in. This copy has the Daniels blurb on the rear flap.
Lot 4003

$200

Title: Kandinsky: Catalogue Raisonne of the Oil Paintings
Author: Hans K. Roethel, Jean K. Benjamin
Publisher: Cornell University Press / Sotheby Publications
City: Ithaca / London
Year: 1982/1984
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 11" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set is bound in black cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine. Kandinsky's name appears stamped in gold at the top of each front cover. The books display light shelfwear. The bindings are sound. The interiors are clean and bright. The dust jackets exhibit sunning to the spines and light soiling.
Lot 4004

$300

Title: Medinet Habu: The Temple Proper, Part II. The Re Chapel, the Royal Mortuary Complex, and adjacent rooms with miscellaneous material from the Pylons, the Forecourts, and the first Hypostyle Hall.
Author: The Epigraphic Survey - The mission of the Epigraphic Survey, based at Chicago House in Luxor, Egypt since its founding in 1924, has been to produce photographs and precise line drawings of the inscriptions and relief scenes on major temples and tombs at Luxor for publication. More recently the Survey has expanded its program to include conservation, restoration, and site management. In addition to the field director, the professional staff of the Survey normally includes three to four epigraphers, four to five artists, two photographers, an architect, a librarian, several conservators, stonemasons, and IT consultants. The epigraphers and artists include both graduate students and post-doctoral scholars who have received training in all aspects of Egyptology. [Courtesy the University of Chicago]
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
City: Chicago
Year: 1963
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: xix plus 119 plates
Width: 15.25" Height: 19.25"
Book Details: The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu is an important New Kingdom period structure in the West Bank of Luxor in Egypt. Aside from its size and architectural and artistic importance, the temple is probably best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramesses III. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This is the second volume only of the Epigraphic Survey's work on the temple proper at Medinet Habu and the sixth volume overall in the series. The vintage large folio is bound in two-tone cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and a full-color illustrated pastedown on the front cover. The volume shows mild shelfwear, mostly at the edges and corners. The binding is solid. The color frontispiece depicts Amon-Re, King of the Gods. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated with 119 plates containing diagrams, plans, and photographs.
Lot 4005

$100

Title: The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant
Author: Jean de Brunhoff - Jean de Brunhoff was a French writer and illustrator known for creating the Babar books, the first of which appeared in 1931. He was the fourth and youngest child of Maurice de Brunhoff, a publisher, and his wife Marguerite. He attended Protestant schools, including the prestigious Ecole Alsacienne. Brunhoff joined the army and reached the front lines when World War I was almost over. Afterwards, he decided to be a professional artist and studied painting at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris. In 1924 he married Cecile Sabouraud, a talented pianist, and they had two sons Laurent and Mathieu in 1925 and 1926; a third son, Thierry, was born nine years later.



The Babar books began as a bedtime story Cecile de Brunhoff (nee Sabouraud) invented for their children, Mathieu and Laurent, when they were four and five years old, respectively. She was trying to comfort Mathieu, who was sick. The boys liked the story of the little elephant who left the jungle for a city resembling Paris so much that they took it to their father, a painter, and asked him to illustrate it.[citation needed] He turned it into a picture book, with text, which was published by a family-run publishing house, "Le jardin des modes." Originally, it was planned that the book's title page would describe the story as told by Jean and Cecile de Brunhoff. However, she had her name removed. Due to the role she played in the genesis of the Babar story, many sources continue to refer to her as the creator of the Babar story.



After the first book "Histoire de Babar" ("The Story of Babar"), six more titles followed before Jean de Brunhoff died of tuberculosis at the age of 37. He was buried in Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.



After Jean's death, his brother Michel de Brunhoff, who was the editor of French Vogue, oversaw the publication in book form of his two last books, Babar and His Children and Babar and Father Christmas, both of which had been done in black and white for a British newspaper, The Daily Sketch. Michel de Brunhoff arranged for the black and white drawings to be painted in color, drafting the then-thirteen-year-old Laurent to do some of the work. The French publishing house Hachette later bought the rights to the Babar series. The first seven Babar albums were reprinted and millions of copies were sold all around the world.



Soon after the end of World War II, Laurent, who had followed in his father's footsteps as a painter and had also studied at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, began work on a Babar book of his own. Although his style of painting was different from his father's and he emphasized picture more than text in the creation of his books, he trained himself to draw elephants in strict accord with the style of his father. Consequently many people did not notice any difference in authorship and assumed the six-year gap in the series was because of the war. Laurent has always been careful to emphasize that Babar was his father's creation (and to some extent his mother's) and that he continued the series largely as a way of keeping his father and his own childhood alive. (Courtesy of Wikipedia
Translor: Merle Haas
Publisher: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas
City: New York
Year: 1933
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 47 pages
Width: 10.75" Height: 14.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique folio volume is bound in orange paper-covered boards and a gray cloth backstrip , with the front cover showing the title character under a yellow sign with black lettering. The book shows moderate shelfwear, with mild rubbing and light soiling to the covers. Two scuff marks are visible on the front cover. Very minor loss can be seen at the outside corners of the boards.The binding is firm. The volume has pictorial endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. The color drawings, including several double-page illustrations, are bright.
Lot 4006

$20

Title: Le monde de la mer
Author: Alfred Fredol
Publisher: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie.
City: Paris
Year: 1865
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/632 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter red leather and blind-stamped pebbled red cloth, with raised bands and gilt lettering/ornamentation stamped on the spine. The book shows external wear, with rubbing along the spine edges and minor loss of material at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. This volume is adorned with gilt edges and moire endpapers. The pages and plates exhibit occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with 21 color steel plates and numerous b&w textual illustrations.
Lot 4007

$130

Title: The Blue Fairy Book
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Andrew Lang - Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.
Publisher: Charles E. Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: circa 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 390 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Andrew Lang's "Fairy Books" are a series of twenty-five collections of true and fictional stories for children, published between 1889 and 1913. The best known books of the series are the twelve collections of fairy tales, known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Fairy Books of Many Colors." In all, the volumes feature 798 stories, besides the 153 poems in "The Blue Poetry Book."
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine. Elaborate pictorial designs appear stamped in gold on the spine and front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The rear hing is beginning to crack. The text block has gilt edges. An 1896 gift inscription appears on a blank preliminary page. This work is illustrated with seven plates and numerous textual illustrations.by H. J. Ford and G. P. Hood.
Lot 4008

$45

Title: Rambles by Land and Water or Notes of Travel in Cuba and Mexico; Including a Canoe Voyage up the River Panuco, and Researches Among the Ruins of Tamaulipas, &c.
Author: B. M. Norman
Publisher: Published by Paine & Burgess / B. M. Norman
City: New York / New Orleans
Year: 1845
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 216 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blindstamped cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the front cover and spine. The exterior shows moderate rubbing, scuffing, and soiling, most pronounced at the corners and top/bottom of the spine. The binding is sound. The pages show moderate age toning and foxing. The work includes an additional illustrated title page and several engraved plates, in addition to textual figures.
Lot 4009

$200

Title: Observations: Photographs by Richard Avedon. Comments by Truman Capote
Author: Richard Avedon - Richard Avedon was an American photographer. An obituary, published in The New York Times following Avedon's death said that, "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century."

, Truman Capote - Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1958) and the true crime novel "In Cold Blood" (1966), which he labeled a "nonfiction novel." At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays.

Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother and multiple migrations. He had discovered his calling as a writer by the age of 11, and for the rest of his childhood he honed his writing ability. Capote began his professional career writing short stories. The critical success of one story, "Miriam" (1945), attracted the attention of Random House publisher Bennett Cerf, resulting in a contract to write "Other Voices, Other Rooms" (1948). Capote earned the most fame with "In Cold Blood" (1966), a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home, a book Capote spent four years writing, with much help from Harper Lee, who wrote the famous "To Kill a Mockingbird." A milestone in popular culture, "In Cold Blood" was the peak of his literary career, though it was not his final book. In the 1970s, he maintained his celebrity status by appearing on television talk shows.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1959
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 151 pages
Width: 11.25" Height: 15.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This folio volume is bound in paper-covered boards, with black lettering to the covers. The book shows light shelfwear, with minor wear at the top/bottom of the spine. The book is preserved in an acetate jacket, with small tears at the top/bottom of the spine panel and at the bottom edge of the rear panel. The binding is sound. The interior is clean and bright. This work is illustrated with numerous full-page b&w photos from the late forties and fifties of such celebrities as Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Judy Garland, Brigitte Bardot, Jimmy Durante, Alfred Hitchcock, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, T. S. Eliot, and Truman Capote.

The publisher's white slipcase, with blue and red lettering, is intact, displaying light soiling concentrated at the edges.
Lot 4010

$120

Title: The Photographic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln: A Descriptive List of the Portraits in the Meserve Collection, copies of which were presented to Lincoln Memorial University by Carl W. Schaefer, a Trustee of the University.
Author: Frederick Hill Meserve - Frederick Hill Meserve was an American collector of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War material.
City: New York
Year: 1941
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 21 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This privately-printed catalogue lists and describes 118 portraits of Lincoln from Meserve's famed collection, copies of which were given to Lincoln Memorial University.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work, non-numbered (of 52 numbered copies) and lacking the author's signature.This vintage volume has not been bound. The page edge are adorned with deckled edges. A mounted carte-de-visite frontispiece depicts Lincoln seated during his Presidency. The pages are clean, with mild age toning.
Lot 4011

$20

Title: The Fable of a Proud Poppy or The Shipwreck of "The Cynthia"
Author: John Domino
Publisher: Domino Press
City: Paris
Year: 1934
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 24 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This is the fourth book by the Domino Press. After publishing this title, E. Averill and the firm moved to New York.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is bound in green cloth covers with a pasted-down color illustration on the front cover. There is mild shelf wear at the extremities. The binding is separated between the title page and first text page. The pages are clean and without markings. The work is profusely illustrated with hand-colored woodcuts by Emile Lahner.
Lot 4012

$35

Title: The Head of the House of Coombe
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett - Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (published in 1885-6), "A Little Princess" (1905), and "The Secret Garden" (1911).
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
City: New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 374 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: The Head of the House of Coombe is a 1922 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Head of the House of Coombe follows the relationships between a group of pre–World War One English nobles and commoners. It also offers both some interesting editorial commentary on the political system in prewar Europe that Burnett feels bears some responsibility for the war and some surprisingly pointed social commentary.

Burnett wrote a 1922 sequel to "The Head of the House of Coombe" called Robin which completes the story of Robin, Lord Coombe, Donal and Feather. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This is an author-signed second printing of this work. The antique volume is bound in flexible leather covers, with some chyipping and loss to the spine and heavy rubbing concentrated at the extremities. A stamped gilt facsimile of Burnett's signature is on the front cover. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with decorative endpapers. The pages show mild age toning, heaviest in the margins.
Lot 4013

$50

Title: Story of the Crusades. With a Magnificent Gallery of One Hundred Full-Page Engravings by the World-Renowned Artist, Gustave Dore.
Author: James P. Boyd
Publisher: J. C. McCurdy & Co., Limited
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1892
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: The broad definition of the Crusades is a series of religious war undertaken by the Latin Church that predominately took place between the 11th and 15th centuries, although historians cannot agree on any single definition of a crusade, or which specific military campaigns should be included. Crusades were fought for many reasons: to capture Jerusalem, recapture Christian territory, or defend Christians in non-Christian lands; as a means of conflict resolution among Roman Catholics; for political or territorial advantage; and to combat paganism and heresy. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This is a salesman's sample of this work, with an intentionally incomplete text and publisher's facsimiles of the plates. The antique volume is bound in gray cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering as well as black and silver illustration on the front cover. There is moderate external shelf wear. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with green patterned endpapers, with the rear flyleaf absent. The frontispiece depicts the Holy Sepulchre. The title page is in black and red. The pages show moderate age toning and occasional light foxing. This salesman's sample includes the 100 Gustave Dore plates as full-page illustrations, rather than engravings, and only a sampling of the text.
Lot 4014

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the books written,edited, and/or illustrated by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire shown in the corresponding images.

Among the first editions in this lot are "Pocahontas," "The Lord's Prayer," and "Too Big."

Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire were writers and illustrators of children's books, winners of the Caldecott Medal and finalists for the National Book Award in Children's literature (information courtesy of Wikipedia).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear and cracking/cracked back strip. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 4015

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the following three German books:

"Zuchtiger Sitten" (a facsimile of the 1531 text) [with] Herbert Brautigam's "Papierschnitte aus Pekinger Werkstatten" [with] "Fabeln des AEsop nach Steinhoweels "Erneuertem Esopus"bearbeitet von Victor Zobel."


The first title is published by Eramusdruck in Berlin (no publication date), the second by the Verlag der Kunst in Dresden (1958) and the third, number 272 of the series Insel Bucherei, by the Leipzig Insel Verlag (n.d.)


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Condition / Notes: These solidly bound books exhibit light shelfwear.
Lot 4016

$35

Details: This lot consists of the antique photo album shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot is a black leather photo album from the 19th century, with gilt detailing and a metal clasp. Contained within this album are 33 cabinet cards depicting men, women, and children in period dress. In addition, there are five cabinet cards and six photographs laid in.

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Condition / Notes: This antique album, measuring approximately 8 1/2" x 10 3/4", displays some age/wear indications, including minor exterior rubbing. The pages exhibit scattered foxing and faint smudging. The photographs themselves are largely well preserved.
Lot 4017

$60

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique risqué literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Sex and Family Through the Ages," "Nothing Brightens the Garden Like Primrose Pants," and "The Veiled Bride."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light soiling, edge wear, and toning. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 4018

$100

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique risque ephemera and magazines shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Art Photography," "Hot Shots," "Foto-Rama," and a number of issues of "Playboy."

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 5" x 5 1/2" to 9" x 14", may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, chipping, and minor creasing.
Lot 4019

$80

Title: The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby
Author: Charles Kingsley - Charles Kingsley was a priest of the Church of England, a university professor, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. He was a friend and correspondent with Charles Darwin.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1915
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/319 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details: "The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby" is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862–63 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. It was written as part satire in support of Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species." The book was extremely popular in England, and was a mainstay of British children's literature for many decades, but eventually fell out of favour in part due to its prejudices (common at the time) against Irish, Jews, Americans, and the poor. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with a bright color pastedown to the front cover and bright stamped gilt lettering/decoration to the spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and bright. The illustrated dust jacket, with the price of $2.00 on the front flap, displays shelfwear, with closed tears, minor loss and mild creasing visible. The work is illustrated with plates and textual illustrations by W. Heath Robinson, (31 May 1872 – 13 September 1944), an English cartoonist and illustrator best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines for achieving simple objectives. The dust jacket is now preserved in a paper-backed mylar cover.
Lot 4020

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the children's cat books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the author-signed titles in this lot are "Good-Time Charlie," "Catsup," and "Mosby, The Kennedy Center Cat." Also present in this lot is "The Cats of Wildcat Hill."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including detaching/detached boards, toning, and foxing. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 4021

$60

Book Details: This lot consists of the children's pop-up books and literature about pop-up books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Christmas Magic," which is a first American edition, and includes press-out ornaments; "Nursery Rhymes," which is a panorama book; and two how-to books: "How to Make Pop-Ups," and "How to Make Super Pop-Ups."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. It should be noted that "Let's Go Fishing" is lacking its fishing pole, and "Billy Boy and His Friends" contains one pop-up which needs repair. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 4022

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the fairy tale and nursery rhyme books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Nursery Tales Children Love," which includes the story "Little Black Sambo"; "The Magic Story Tree"; and "The Margaret Jarrant Nursery Rhyme Book."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear, foxing, fading, and detaching/detached boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 4023

$25

Title: History of the World from the Earliest Period to the Present Time. Collected and Arranged from the Best Authorities
Author: Evert A. Duyckinck - Evert Augustus Duyckinck was an American publisher and biographer. He was associated with the literary side of the Young America movement in New York.
Publisher: Johnson, Wilson and Company
City: New York
Year: 1871-1873
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in half leather and brown pebbled cloth, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to the spines. An ornately designed title appears stamped in gold on each front cover. The books show external wear, with cracking to the lower half of the rear spine edge of the first volume, rubbing to the covers and scuffing at the edges of all four. The boards of the first volume are beginning to detach. The rear hinges of the second and third volume are cracked, as is the front hinge of the fourth. The text block's have gilt edges. A previous owner's ink notation appears on each front flyleaf. The pages and plates are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated, offering both plates and textual illustrations. The text appears in double columns.
Lot 4024

$100

Book Details: This lot consists of the Mother Goose books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Metropolitan Mother Goose," "The Ella Dolbear Lee Mother Goose," which is a first edtion; and "Masha's Stuffed Mother Goose," which is also a first edition.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear, toning, and detaching/detached boards/wrappers. It should be noted that the back strip of "Mother Goose" is detaching at the head of the spine. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 4025

$70

Title: Madman's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts
Author: Lynd Ward - Lynd Kendall Ward was an American artist and storyteller, known for his series of wordless novels using wood engraving, and his illustrations for juvenile and adult books. His wordless novels have influenced the development of the graphic novel. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape / Harrison Smith
City: New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "The Lynd Ward of 'Gods' Man' has created even greater beauty in this second book, and the pictures themselves are alive with interpretation. There are no words used whatsoever, even chapter titles such as were in 'Gods' Man' having been dispensed with.

"The story is, briefly, as follows. A sea-faring gentleman, having completed the accumulation of a fortune, is enabled thereby to satisfy two ambitions: first, to establish his wife in a home befitting great wealth; second, to direct his son in the first steps towards what he desires shall be a life of purely intellectual interests. From that point on the story is concerned with the fifty odd years of the son's active life. His purely intellectual interest in life first places him in a world quite removed from that of his fellow villagers and finally brings that world tumbling about his head in disaster." (From the front flap of the dust jacket)
Condition / Notes: This antique first printing is bound in pictorial paper-covered boards, with a black cloth backstrip. There is a decorative spine label bearing the title of the book and the author's name. The exterior is largely well preserved, showing only minor rubbing at the edges. The binding is sound. The pages display light age toning. The book consists entirely of the author's woodcuts.

This book is preserved in its original dust jacket, which is protected by a mylar cover. The jacket exhibits moderate chipping and toning. A price of $3.00 appears at the foot of the front flap of the jacket.
Lot 4026

$150

Book Details: This lot consists of the books from the "Oz" series shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Gnome King of Oz," by Ruth Plumly Thompson (Reilly & Lee, 1927); "The Wonder City of Oz"; and "The Cowardly Lion of Oz."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including rubbing, toning, and edge wear. Please note that some volumes display detaching boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 4027

$50

Title: The Neale M. Albert Collection of Miniature Designer Bindings. A Catalog of an Exhibition Held at the Grolier Club September 13 -- November 4, 2006.
Author: Neale M. Albert
Publisher: The Grolier Club / Piccolo Press
City: New York
Year: 2006
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 212 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Containing more than 7, 000 color illustrations, the book covers all styles of bindings including traditional, variations, geometric, abstract, representational, gems, flora & fauna, lettering, diminutive, and experimental. The designer, year, dimensions, and a small description accompany the photos of each listed binding.
Condition / Notes: This oblong octavo is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and a color pastedown depicting a book on the front cover. The volume is in excellent condition. The text block is adorned with gray endpapers. The frontispiece portrait depicts Albert.

This work is profusely illustrated with color photographs by Tom Grill of the miniature books in Albert's collection. The text includes opening essays by Patricia Juvelis and Neale M. Albert.

This volume is housed in a matching cloth slipcase, which shows minor shelfwear and light scattered markings.
Lot 4028

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique children's literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the first editions and printings in this lot are "Ounce Dice Trice" by Alastair Reid, with drawings by Ben Shahn; a first American edition of "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator," with illustrations by Joseph Schindelman; and "Song of the Swallows" by Leo Politi.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including toning, edge wear, and rippling from moisture. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 4029

$20

Title: I'll Be You and You Be Me
Author: Ruth Krauss - Ruth Krauss was an American author of children's books, one of the most well known being "The Carrot Seed" (1945), and an author of theatrical poems for an adult audience
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1954
Binding Style:
Width: 8" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is bound in color illustrated paper-covered boards with a black cloth backstrip. There is moderate shelf wear and smudging to the exterior. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with pictorial endpapers. The signature of a former owner appears on the front pastedown. The pages are clean with very mild age toning. The work is profusely illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

This volume has its scarce original dust jacket. The price has been clipped from the front flap; the numbers at the bottom of the flap read "30-70 / No. 5226A." An ink marking is visible on the front panel. The jacket is now preserved in a paper-backed mylar cover.
Lot 4030

$110

Title: Elfin Song: A Book of Verse and Pictures
Author: Florence Harrison - Florence Harrison (1877–1955) was an Art Nouveau and Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of poetry and children's books. Many of her books were published by Blackie and Sons. She illustrated books by notable Pre-Raphaelite circle poets Christina Rossetti, William Morris and Sir Alfred Tennyson. She has been previously known by name Emma Florence Harrison, although there is some dispute that this was correct. The works previously attributed to Emma may actually be by Florence Susan Harrison who was Australian. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: H. M. Caldwell Company
City: New York / Boston
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 142 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first American trade edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in gray cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering/illustration on the spine and front cover. There is moderate rubbing and wear concentrated at the edges, corners, and gutters. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with pictorial endpapers showing fairies. The pages show mild to moderate foxing. This work is profusely illustrated with 12 tipped-in color plates with lettered tissue guards (including the frontispiece), 10 illustrations, and numerous page decorations by the author.
Lot 4031

$10

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage Pennsylvania Lives titles shown in the corresponding images.

These two titles from the University of Pennsylvania Press include J. H. Powell's "Richard Rush: Republican Diplomat" (1942) the biography of Benjamin Franklin's grandson. Also present is Merle M. Odgers' "Alexander Dallas Bache: Scientist and Educator," on the man who reorganized the U.S. Coast Survey.

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Condition / Notes: These vintage volumes are bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation to the spine and front cover. They show light shelf wear at the extremities. Each volume has a frontispiece portrait of its subject. The pages are clean with mild age toning. Each volume has its original dust jacket with light toning and edge wear.
Lot 4032

$225

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique Hollywood ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Among the pieces in this lot are photographs, headshots, movie stills, and posters. Represented actors and actresses include Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Frank Sinatra, and others.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" to 8 1/4" x 10", may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, minor chipping, and creasing at the corners.
Lot 4033

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the pop-up and lift-and-look books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon," by Stephen King; "The Wheels on the Bus," which is a first edition, and "Lamont, the Lonely Monster."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light soiling. These books are largely clean and well-preserved, with working parts. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. .
Lot 4034

$10

Title: Patricia and Her Family: A Story of a Little Charleston Girl about Fifty Years Ago
Author: Igerna Miriam Getz
Publisher: Southern Printing and Publishing Co.
City: Charleston, South Carolina
Year: 1937
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 101 pages
Width: 6" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: From the foreword:

The author has hoped in the story of "Patricia and Her Family" to reveal to children everywhere some of the charm of Charleston and the low country: past and present.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work, signed and inscribed by the author on the first blank preliminary: "If Bea and Bill enjoy / this little story of Charleston, / I shall be especially glad / for your grandmama was / a "Landis" and so was mine. / Sincerely yours / Igerna Miriam Getz / Charelston, S. C. May 1941."

This antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with blue lettering and illustration on the front cover. There is significant chipping to the spine cover. The covers show rubbing at the corners and light moisture marking/age toning. The text block is cracked at the beginning of Part III. The pages are clean with mild age toning. This work is profusely illustrated with photographic plates of Charleston.

This work contains some caricatured African-American dialect, typical of works from the American South at the time of writing.
Lot 4035

$10

Title: World Furniture: An Illustrated History
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Helena Hayward
Publisher: Crescent Books
City: New York
Year: 1990
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 320 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 13.75"
Book Details: This is a fully illustrated history of furniture from all over the world, from early Egyptian, Greek and Roman furniture, through the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods and up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in tan cloth, with black lettering to the spine and front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated over 1000 b&w illustrations and 52 color plates. The dust jacket shows some light wear and is preserved in paper-backed mylar.
Lot 4036

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Notebooks, Volume 2: The Nature of Nature by Paul Klee - Dated 1973 by George Wittenborn, Inc. - First Edition - This is a translation of the German edition "Unendliche Naturgeschichte" published by Schwabe & Co., Verlag in Basel in 1970.

This is a scarce first edition of the English translation.

This volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped green lettering to the spine. The book is in excellent condition. The dust jacket, now in paper-backed mylar, exhibits light shelfwear. Laid into this volume is the German publisher's illustrated seven-page brochure announcing the forthcoming publication (1970) of "Unendliche Naturgeschichte."
- Paul Klee: The Thinking Eye. The Notebooks of Paul Klee by Ralph Manheim, Jurg Spiller, Paul Klee Edited by Jurg Spiller Translated by Ralph Manheim - Dated 1961 by George Wittenborn / Lund Humphries - First EditionThis is a scarce first edition of the English translation.

This volume is bound in glossy black paper-covered boards and a yellow cloth spine, with stamped black lettering visible on the spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and bright. This work is profusely illustrated. The intact dust jacket displays light soiling. The jacket is preserved in a paper-backed mylar cover.
- Das bildnerische Denken: Schriften zur Form- und Gestaltungslehre by Jurg Spiller, Paul Klee Edited by Jurg Spiller - Dated 1956 by Benno Schwabe & Co. VerlagThis volume is bound in glossy black paper-covered boards and a yellow cloth spine, with stamped black lettering visible on the spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and bright. This work is profusely illustrated. The dust jacket displays light soiling and small tears at the edges, with minor loss visible in the area of the lower right corner. The dust jacket is preserved in a paper-backed mylar cover.
Lot 4037

$70

Details: This lot consists of the antique photo album shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot is an ornate brocade photo album from the 19th century, featuring a mirrored fan and gilt bells on the front cover. Contained within this album are 60 cabinet cards and 10 cartes de visite, depicting men, women, and children in period dress. Of note is one photograph of a couple holding an accordion with a camera in the background.

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Condition / Notes: This antique album, measuring approximately 9 1/4" x 12", displays some age/wear indications, including rubbing of the exterior fabric. The pages may exhibit rubbing and edge wear with minor loss. The photographs themselves are largely well preserved.
Lot 4038

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique books on technology and industry shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Black Mystery Box Explained," "Visualized Physics," and "Electrical Power Tools and Shop Equipment," which is a Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogue.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light soiling, penciling, moisture markings, and detaching/detached wrappers. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 4039

$100

Title: Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper
Author: Richard Diebenkorn - Richard Diebenkorn was an American painter. His early work is associated with abstract expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. His later work (best known as the Ocean Park paintings) were instrumental to his achievement of worldwide acclaim. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), Richard Newlin
Publisher: Houston Fine Art Press
City: Houston, Texas
Year: 1987
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 287 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 13.5"
Book Details: "Richard Diebenkorn began painting the radiant, geometric abstractions which have come to be celebrated as the Ocean Park series in 1967. Two decades after they were started, the Ocean Park series comprises over one hundred and forty canvases. This is the work for which the artist is now best known and most respected. Not as well known, perhaps, is the extent to which he concentrated on drawing during these years, sometimes to the exclusion of painting on canvas for extended periods of time. The finished drawings and paintings on paper which he completed between 1967 and 1987 approach four hundred and fifty in number. Even close observers of the artist's work may well be unaware of the range and complexity of Diebenkorn's accomplishments on paper, for the Ocean Park drawings have never been exhibited comprehensively nor published in depth. Our book intends to direct attention to this remarkable body of work." (From the introduction)
Condition / Notes: This stated first edition is in excellent, like-new condition. The book is bound in white cloth, with stamped silver lettering to the spine. Contained within this volume are numerous color illustrations of Diebenkorn's works.

The book is preserved in its original illustrated dust jacket, which is protected by a mylar cover.
Lot 4040

$70

Title: American Blacksmithing, Toolsmiths' and Steelworkers' Manual. Blacksmithing: It Comprises Particulars and Details Regarding the Anvil, Tool Table, Sledge, Tongs, Hammers, How to Use Them, Correct Position at Anvil, Welding, Tube Expanding, the Horse, Anatomy of the Foot, Horseshoes, Horseshoeing, Hardening a Plowshare, Babbitting, etc. Toolsmithing and Steelworking: Covers Composition of Cast Tool Steel, Heating, Forging, Hammering, Hardening, etc. Tempering, Welding, Annealing, Cause of Tools Cracking When Hardening. To Tell Good from Poor Steel. Instructions in Tool Making. Punching Holes, etc. Heavy, Hot, Cold and Railroad Chisels, Drills and Drilling. How to Make a Gun, Revolver, Trap and All Fine Springs. Colors of Temper, etc. Fully Illustrated.
Author: Henry Holford, John Gustaf Holmstrom
Publisher: Printed by Frederick J. Drake & Co. Expressly for Sears, Roebuck & Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1916
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 254 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique first edition is bound in dark blue cloth, with stamped white and black decoration/lettering to the front cover and spine. The exterior shows light shelfwear and scattered white spotting. The binding is sound. The pages display light age toning.

This book contains a number of illustrations, as well as a fold-out plate.
Lot 4041

$50

Title: Charlotte's Web
Author: E. B. White - Elwyn Brooks "E. B." White was an American writer. He was a contributor to The New Yorker magazine and a co-author of the English language style guide, "The Elements of Style," which is commonly known as "Strunk & White". He also wrote books for children, including "Charlotte's Web," "Stuart Little" and "The Trumpet of the Swan." Charlotte's Web was voted the top children's novel in a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, not for the first time. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "Charlotte's Web" is a children's novel by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams; it was published in 1952 by Harper & Brothers. The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (such as "Some Pig") in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live.

Written in White's dry, low-key manner, Charlotte's Web is considered a classic of children's literature, enjoyable to adults as well as children. The description of the experience of swinging on a rope swing at the farm is an often cited example of rhythm in writing, as the pace of the sentences reflects the motion of the swing. In 2000, Publishers Weekly listed the book as the best-selling children's paperback of all time.

Charlotte's Web was adapted into an animated feature by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Sagittarius Productions in 1973. Paramount released a direct-to-video sequel, Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure, in the U.S. in 2003 (Universal released the film internationally). A live-action film version of E. B. White's original story was released in 2006. A video game based on this adaption was also released in 2006. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Condition / Notes: This is a first edition of E.B. White's classic, "Charlotte's Web."

This antique volume is bound in tan cloth, with blue and blacking lettering/decoration to the front cover and spine. The exterior shows minor toning and shelfwear. The binding is sound. The pages show light age toning.

This book is richly illustrated by Garth Montgomery Williams (April 16, 1912 – May 8, 1996), an American artist who came to prominence in the American postwar era as an illustrator of children's books. Many of the books he illustrated have become classics of American children's literature. (Biographical Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Lot 4042

$50

Title: Other Rhymes for Little Readers
Author: Wilhelmina Seegmiller - Wilhelmina Seegmiller was an American artist whose Applied Arts Drawing Books were used ubiquitously throughout American schools. She worked as an art teacher in the public schools in Indianapolis beginning in 1895. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Rand, McNally & Co.
City: New York/Chicago
Year: 1911
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/72 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in light green cloth, with stamped green decoration and lettering on the front cover and spine. There is an illustrated color pastedown on the front cover. The exterior shows some age toning, minor fraying at the edges, and scattered markings in red on the rear cover. The binding is sound. The pages exhibit light age toning. There is a closed horizontal tear, measuring approximately 1 1/2", on pages v/vi.

This book is richly illustrated by Ruth Mary Hallock, with three color plates and numerous textual illustrations.
Lot 4043

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on the American Revolution shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Adventures of Jonathan Corncob," which is a first edition satirical novel; "Hiding the Bell" (Westminster Press, 1968), which is signed by author Ruth Nulton Moore on the front free end paper; and "The Mother of Washington and Her Times," which is a first edition.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light foxing, edge wear, and toning. It should be noted that the rear board of "Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" has been repaired with tape. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 4044

$10

Title: Alex in Wonderland
Author: Burt Hirschfeld
Publisher: Lancer Books
City: New York
Year: 1970
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 175 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: "Alex in Wonderland" is a 1970 American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Mazursky, written with his partner Larry Tucker, starring Donald Sutherland and Ellen Burstyn. Sutherland plays Alex Morrison, a director agonizing over the choice of follow-up project after the success of his first feature film. The situation is similar to the one Mazursky found himself in following the success of "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" (1969) and he casts himself in a role as a new-style Hollywood producer. His daughter Meg Mazursky appears as Amy, one of Morrison's daughters. Noted teacher of improvisational theater Viola Spolin plays Morrison's mother. The film also features cameo appearances by Federico Fellini and Jeanne Moreau, and seems to be inspired by their work. In particular, Fellini's 8½ (1963), about a film director who's artistically stuck, is referenced. Moreau sings two songs on the soundtrack, "Le Vrai Scandale" (for which she wrote the words) and "Le Reve Est La." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This paperback displays light shelfwear. The front cover has a color photo of Donald Sutherland, with an inset offering a scene from the film. The edges of the textblock are tinted purple. The pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 4045

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the Disney books and records shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot are seven Disneyland Records and Books, each of which includes a 45 record and a 24 page book, with titles such as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "The Emperor's New Clothes," and "Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby."

Also present in this lot are titles such as "Donald Duck and the Hidden Gold," and "Mystery in Disneyville."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear, toning, rubbing, and possible detaching/detached boards.
Lot 4046

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique poetry and illustration shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot are a first edition "Woodcuts U.S.A." by Helen West Heller, with an introduction by John Taylor Arms (Oxford University Press, 1947); "The Rape of the Lock" by Alexander Pope, with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley (John Lane: Publisher, 1902); and "Ten O'Clock: A Lecture by James A. McNeill Whistler" (Thomas Bird Mosher, 1925), which is one of 450 copies.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light age toning and edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 4047

$175

Title: Dracula
Author: Bram Stoker - Abraham "Bram" Stoker was an Irish author known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, "Dracula." During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
Publisher: The Modern Library
City: New York
Year: 1932
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 418 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.

Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is the first Modern Library edition of this work, in its original dust jacket. The binding is separated at the title page. The vintage volume has its original green cloth boards with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the front cover and spine. There is light external shelf wear. The text block is adorned with Modern Library patterned endpapers. The armorial bookplate of C. Bertram Gelston is affixed to the front pastedown. The pages are clean with mild to moderate age toning.

The scarce dust jacket shows light edge wear and a price of 95 cents on the front flap.
Lot 4048

$10

Details: This lot consists of the plates from "Monumens égyptiens de musée d'antiquités des Pays-Bas a Leide" (c. 1899) shown in the corresponding images.

The plates, numbered LXXXVIII, LXXXI, LXVI, XLV, XCIV, LXXXIX, XC, and LXXXII, depict items from the collection of Egyptian antiquities at the Museum of Antiquities in Leiden in the Netherlands (today the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities). Shown in these plates are hieroglyphs, ceramics, sculpture, and weaponry. Some of these plates are in color.

This collection of plates is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, each measuring approximately 14 3/4" x 21 1/2", may display some age/wear indications, including minor age toning (mainly concentrated at the extremities), light soiling in the margins, minor chipping, and edge wear.
Lot 4049

$60

Title: Hardrock and Silver Sage
Author: Ross Santee - While Zane Grey became known for his romantic representations of life in the West, scholars have praised writer and illustrator Ross Santee for his realistic portrayals. [Courtesy University of Texas]
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1953
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 303 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: From the dust jacket flap:

"Lost Pony Tracks" is Ross Santee's story, in words and pictures, of his experiences as a horse wrangler in Arizona.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work, with an original color sketch by the author on the front flyleaf, as well as an inscription: "For Millie and Jim / With all our love / Eve and Ross."

The vintage volume is bound in tan cloth covers with stamped brown lettering/illustration on the spine and front cover. There is light shelf wear at the extremities. The binding is solid. The pages show mild age toning. The work is illustrated by the author, with hand-coloring added to the title page, pages 40-41, pages 56-57, and pages 108-109.

This volume has its original illustrated dust jacket with light toning and edge wear. The price of $3.95 is present on the front flap.
Lot 4050

$140

Title: A: A Novel
Author: Andy Warhol - Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.

Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1968
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 451 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This work is a nearly word-for-word transcription of tapes recorded by Warhol and Ondine over a two-year period in 1965–67.


"A: A Novel," Warhol's knowing response to James Joyce's Ulysses, was intended as an uninterrupted twenty-four hours in the life of Ondine, an actor who was famous mostly as a Factory fixture, Warhol film Superstar and devoted amphetamine user. A taped conversation between Warhol and Ondine, the book was actually recorded over a few separate days, during a two-year period. The first recording probably took place on Friday, August 13, 1965 (based on a statement on page 17 by Ondine that he was going to see the Beatles the next Wednesday). The book is a verbatim printing of the typed manuscripts and contains every typo, abbreviation and inconsistency that the typists produced from the twenty-four tapes (each chapter is named for its respective tape and side, from '1/ 1' to '24/ 2'). Ondine's monologues and disjointed conversations are further fragmented by Warhol's insistence on maintaining a purity of the transcriptions. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped silver lettering to the spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and bright.
Lot 4051

$120

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique sports ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Among the pieces in this lot are a Yankees program from 1946, a large collection of baseball cards (most from the 1980s and 1990s), and an original photograph of Maggie Reilly.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" to 9 1/4" x 12", may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, chipping, and creasing at the corners.
Lot 4052

$40

Details: This lot consists of the vintage Hollywood ephemera and magazines shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "American Cinematographer," "Shirley Temple: The Real Little Girl," and "Modern Screen." Also present in this lot are numerous Batman and Superman trading cards, and an issue of "Screen Thrills Illustrated" featuring an article on "Batman's Boy Wonder, Robin."

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" to , may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, minor creasing, and edge wear.
Lot 4053

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the miniature book shown in the corresponding image(s). This tiny volume contains the text of the "freedom oath" found on the Freedom Bell (in German, "Freiheitsglocke") in Berlin, Germany, a bell that was given as a gift from Americans to the city of Berlin in 1950 as a symbol of anti-communism, and was inspired by the American Liberty Bell. Since 1950, the bell has been located in the Rathaus Schöneberg, the former city hall of West Berlin. The text appears in multiple languages.


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Condition / Notes: This volume, measuring approximately .25" x .25", is bound in black leatherette and has pictorial design depicting a bell stamped in gold on the front cover. The front and rear cover have gilt borders. The book is preserved in a plastic case, with a sliding lid presenting a pasted slip of paper with a picture of the black bear of the Berlin coat of arms. This case is in turn kept within a plastic presentation case with satin lining. A newspaper clipping on a similar book containing the Lord's Prayer is laid in.
Lot 4054

$300

Title: They Were Strong and Good
Author: Robert Lawson - Robert Lawson (October 4, 1892 – May 27, 1957) was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1940
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: From the dust jacket flap:

When Robert Lawson was very small, he formed, from the talk of his elders, a romantic and inspiring picture of his forebears. Now, in the simple prose of a young and slightly boastful boy, with every sentence or two made vivid by a full-page drawing, he has set down these childhood impressions of his father and mother of their fathers and mothers.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is bound in gray cloth covers with stamped clue lettering/ornamentation on the spine and front cover. The book is in excellent condition, with pictorial endpapers and numerous full-page illustrations. Two autograph letters from the author are laid-in, including one regarding this title. Also present is a photograph of the author.

This volume has its original illustrated dust jacket, with moderate edge wear/loss. The price has been clipped from the front flap.
Lot 4055

$20

Title: Big Red Bus
Author: Ethel Kessler, Leonard Kessler
Publisher: Doubleday and Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1957
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 10.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "Take a ride on the big red bus. Listen to the noises. Look out the window and see all the things that pass by. You're going somewhere -- just by reading this book." (Text from the dust jacket flap)
Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of this work. The vintage volume is bound in illustrated paper-covered boards with light wear concentrated at the corners and edges. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with pictorial endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. The work is lavishly illustrated in color.

This volume has its original dust jacket with light edge wear/toning and a price of $2.00 on the front flap. The jacket is protected by paper-backed mylar.
Lot 4056

$110

Details: This lot consists of the engraving "Coffre de Perotte" (first printed in 1812) shown in the corresponding images.

This engraving was printed by Auguste Bouquet after a drawing by Alexander Von Humboldt. Depicted in this image is Cofre de Perote, an extinct volcano in the Mexican state of Veracruz, with two men in the foreground. The number 34 is printed in the upper right corner. This piece has been hand colored in exquisite detail.

This plate is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: This plate, measuring 10 3/4" x 8 1/4" on a 21 3/4" x 15 3/4" leaf, is bright and well preserved, with minor edge wear and light toning in the margins. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 4057

$80

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique Hollywood ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Among the pieces in this lot are photographs, headshots, movie stills, and posters. Films represented include "King Kong" and Disney's "One Hundred and One Dalmations." Also present is an autographed photograph of English actor, Reginald Denny.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" to 10" x 8 1/4", may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, minor edge wear, and creasing at the corners.
Lot 4058

$25

Title: Tarzan of the Apes
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs - Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.

The first title in the Tarzan series, "Tarzan of the Apes," was published in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine in October 1912. The first book edition was published in 1914.

Tarzan was a cultural sensation when introduced. Burroughs was determined to capitalize on Tarzan's popularity in every way possible. He planned to exploit Tarzan through several different media including a syndicated Tarzan comic strip, movies and merchandise. Experts in the field advised against this course of action, stating that the different media would just end up competing against each other. Burroughs went ahead, however, and proved the experts wrong—the public wanted Tarzan in whatever fashion he was offered. Tarzan remains one of the most successful fictional characters to this day and is a cultural icon.
Publisher: A. L. Burt Company, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1914
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 400 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "Tarzan of the Apes" is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine "All-Story Magazine" in October, 1912. The character was so popular that Burroughs continued the series into the 1940s with two dozen sequels. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is an early reprint of the first book in the Tarzan series.

This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with black lettering on the front cover and spine. The exterior exhibits scattered soiling and minor bumping to the corners. The binding is sound. The pages show moderate age toning.
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