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Lot 3001

$150
Title: Beyond The Mexique Bay
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Printing Year: 1934 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in orange cloth with bright gilt lettering along the spine and in the original dust jacket, this antique volume is a scarce travel book by noted English author Aldous Huxley. This volume is a first edition, with 1934 on the title page and no additional printings listed. The work is illustrated with full-page plates throughout, and map endpapers. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some shelf wear and darkening to the cloth. The dust jacket shows light wear, with chipping along the extremities, and is in a clear, protective mylar cover. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 319 pages.
 
Lot 3002

$600
Title: Little Dorrit
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Bradbury and Evans
Printing Year: 1857 First Edition in book form, First State

Condition/Details: Bound in full dark green leather with raised spine bands, gilt title and small gilt lion on the front board, this antique volume is a first book edition, first state of Dickens’ classic Little Dorrit. Included with this volume is a tipped-in hand-signed check, signed by Charles Dickens in bright blue ink and dated February 6, 1865, made out to “House” and for 9 pounds, 15.

This is the first edition of Little Dorrit in book form, with the Bradbury & Evans imprint dated 1857 on the added engraved title page. This volume meets first state points including: "William" for "Frederick" on page 317 line 27, B2 instead of BB2 on pp. 371, and "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on pp. 469, 470, 472, and 473. The work features a frontispiece illustration and engraved title page, as well as all called-for full-page illustrations by H. K. Browne. English binders Sangorski and Sutcliffe professionally rebound this volume in a handsome, modern binding. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring gilded top edge and marbled endpapers. Several but not all of the full-page engravings are tanned and show some foxing. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 625 pages.
 
Lot 3003

$120
Title: Boston, A Novel
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Albert & Charles Boni
Printing Year: 1928 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in decorative green cloth with dark green and bright gilt pictorial design and lettering, this antique set is a scarce first edition of noted author Upton Sinclair's documentary novel Boston. These volumes are in the original light brown dust jackets with chocolate brown lettering and pictorial design. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some light shelf wear to the books and jackets. The jackets have some light chipping and loss along the edges, and are in clear, protective mylar covers. The volumes are tightly bound with lightly age-toned pages. There are small labels from a previous bookstore owner on the front free endpapers. The books measure approximately 5.25" x 7.5".
 
Lot 3004

$225
Title: Ole Miss’
Author: Nash Buckingham
Publisher: The Derrydale Press
Printing Year: 1937 Limited Edition, Author-Inscribed

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in chocolate brown cloth with a brightly colored illustration of ducks on the front board, this antique volume is a limited edition printing of a classic hunting work, hand-numbered 801 of 1,250. This unique copy has an inscription and signature from the author, noted outdoor writer Nash Buckingham, on the front free endpaper. The handsomely written inscription reads: "Dear Frank Kelly- / You will, I / am sure, regret to learn of the / passing of "The Judge" and "Ho’ace"/ The former, at 91, and his – and / my – faithful black retainer, at / an advanced age. The Judge, who / as a kid soldier, fought those / school boy guns at Newmar Ket, / and "Hoace" who always stood to / his. But there will be hands white / and black to greet them on the / shores of sportmanship's Valhalla. / A lot of hits – and few misses / to you. / Nash Buckingham / At home / Memphis." This inscription is to the champion American skeet shooter Frank R. Kelly, and is one of several volumes inscribed to Mr. Kelly throughout this catalog.

The work is illustrated with many black and white photographic plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9.25" and contains 242 pages.
 
Lot 3005

$50
Title: Letters of Travel
Author: Phillips Brooks
Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Company
Printing Year: 1893 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in handsome ivory cloth with bright gilt design and lettering and in the original scarce dust jacket, this antique volume is a collection of letters from the Bishop Brooks during two journeys he took in the mid 1800's, with tales of Europe, the Western United States and Japan. This volume is in the very scarce heavy navy blue dust jacket, with bright gilt lettering and in a clear, protective mylar cover. The jacket shows exceptionally well, with only light shelf wear along the edges. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages, featuring brightly gilded page edges. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8" and contains 386 pages.
 
Lot 3006

$150
Title: Nineteen Eighty-Four
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: S. J. Reginald Saunders & Co. Ltd.
Printing Year: 1949 First Canadian Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with maroon and black lettering and design, this vintage volume is a scarce first Canadian edition of the classic futuristic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four from noted author George Orwell. This work is a stated first Canadian edition, according to the copyright page. This work has the small black dot on the bottom of the rear board, as is found with other copies of this edition. The unclipped teal dust jacket shows very well, with only very light shelf wear evident along the edges. The volume shows very well, with only light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.25" and contains 314 pages.
 
Lot 3007

$150
Title: A General History of Quadrupeds
Author: Thomas Bewick
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown (London)
Printing Year: 1811

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in full calf with gilt tooling, this antique work provides a detailed account of quadrupeds, from horses to domestic rabbits to bats. The descriptions of each animal are accompanied by an in-text engraving. This volume is in a decorative, period rebinding by noted Nineteenth Century custom binder Zaehnsdorf, featuring gilt rule, raised spine bands, intricate gilt tooling and dark green and maroon spine labels, as well as marbled endpapers and gilded page edges. This work contains the bookplate of bibliophile Dean Sage of Albany, New York. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some light rubbing to the boards and extremities. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages, showing some foxing. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.5" and contains 525 pages, followed by an advertisement for Bewick’s A History of British Birds.
 
Lot 3008

$100
Title: The M. M. C., A Story of the Great Rockies
Author: Charlotte M. Vaile
Publisher: W. A. Wilde Company
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative light green cloth with crimson lettering and pictorial design, this antique volume is a scarce antique western in the original, very scarce dust jacket. The work contains six illustrations by Sears Gallagher, as called-for in the table of contents. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket shows some light wear, concentrated along the extremities, with some light loss along the spine. The jacket is now in a clear, protective mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 232 pages, followed by the publisher's catalog.
 
Lot 3009

$120
Title: Armazindy
Author: James Whitcomb Riley
Publisher: The Bowen-Merrill Co.
Printing Year: 1894 Author-Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in two-tone green cloth with bright gilt lettering and in the original, scarce dust jacket, this antique volume is a an author-signed collection of poetry by prolific American poet James Whitcomb Riley. The work is signed in ink on the copyright page "To J. C. Vandery / James Whitcomb Riley / Jan. 6. 1894." The work contains a frontispiece illustration with tissue paper guard sheet. This volume is a first edition, early printing, with "My Bride That Is To Be" on page 70, and 27 lines of verse on page 110. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing to the cloth along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages, featuring a gilded top edge. The dust jacket shows well, with light wear along the extremities, and very minor moisture indications. The jacket is in a clear, protective mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 169 pages.
 
Lot 3010

$130
Title: Riders of the Purple Sage
Author: Zane Grey
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1912

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a first edition of Zane Grey's most popular western novel. This work was eventually the basis for four film versions. The work is illustrated with all four called-for plates by Douglas Duer. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some loss to the pictorial label on the front board. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 335 pages.
 
Lot 3011

$60
This lot includes the group of antique correspondence shown in the corresponding image. This material includes items such as letterheads and billheads. Some of the companies represented on these items are Montgomery & Hildreth Investment Bankers from Bloomington, Nebraska, Chamberlain Medicine Company from Des Moines, Iowa, and Macfadden Publications from New York, New York. 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.
 
Lot 3012

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage literature first editions in dust jackets:

- The Hill of Doves by Stuart Cloete - Dated 1941 by Houghton Mifflin Company
- Flotsam by Erich Maria Remarque - Dated 1941 by Little, Brown, and Company
- The Earth Trembles by Jules Romains - Dated 1936 by Alfred A. Knopf
- The Depths and the Heights by Jules Romains - Dated 1937 by Alfred A. Knopf - First American edition.
- Death of a World by Jules Romains - Dated 1938 by Alfred A. Knopf - First American edition.

This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3013

$15
This lot includes the group of antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes first and early editions of poetry from authors including John Hall Wheelock, Wilbert Snow, A. M. Sullivan, Pierre de Ronsard, Humbert Wolfe and Michael Strange, among others. This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3014

$20
Title: The Military and Civil History of the County of Essex, New York
Author: Winslow C. Watson
Publisher: J. Munsell
Printing Year: 1869

Condition/Details: Professionally rebound in marbled paper cloth with crimson leather rebacking, raised spine bands and gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce early history of the County of Essex, New York. The work is illustrated with a map frontispiece and full-page illustrations throughout. This volume has been professionally rebound in a decorative binding. The volume shows very well, with light external age/wear. The volume is very tightly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and contains 504 pages.
 
Lot 3015

$10
This lot includes the group of reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include a large book on the artwork of Jack Bilbo, a large book by Joseph Pennell on the Adventures of An Illustrator, an 1892 work on needlework in the crimson jacket, and a book of facts and quizzes. This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3016

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique plays in the original dust jackets:

- Phoenix, Tragicomedy in Three Acts by Lascelles Abercrombie - Dated 1923 by Martin Secker
- The Star-Wagon by Maxwell Anderson - Dated 1937 by Anderson House
- Sophocles Electra, A Version For The Modern Stage by Francis Fergusson - Dated 1938 by William R. Scott
- The Wingless Victory by Maxwell Anderson - Dated 1936 by Anderson House
- Bran' New Monologues by Walter Ben Hare - Dated 1920 by Walter H. Baker Company
- Twelve Thousand by Bruno Frank - Dated 1928 by Alfred A. Knopf

This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3017

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage travel and exploration titles:

- The Arcturus Adventure by William Beebe - Dated 1926 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
- Congaree Sketches by Edward C. L. Adams - Dated 1927 by The University of North Carolina Press
- Annapurna, Conquest of the First 8000-metre Peak by Maurice Herzog - Dated 1952 by Jonathan Cape - In dust jacket.
- Along The Road, Notes & Essays of a Tourist by Aldous Huxley - Dated 1925 by Chatto & Windus - Some sunning to boards and light foxing to the pages.
- Italy, Handbook For Travellers by K. Baedeker - Dated 1893 by Karl Baedeker - Fold-out map frontispiece, two fold-out engravings loose in front wrapper, one is lacking a panel. Several fold-out maps at the rear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3018

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of African American literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3019

$30
This auction lot is for the antique postcard album shown in the corresponding images.

Card Types/Topics:
decorative Victorian lithograph, holiday/greeting, photographic portraits
Year: c1910
Estimated number of cards in this album: 85
Dimensions: 8.5" by 10"

Condition/Details: This album shows well with minimal external age/wear. The pages and cards are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Some pages show light tearing at the postcard slots.
 
Lot 3020

$300
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Stardust by Robert B. Parker - Dated 1990 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - author-signed, limited edition number 100 of 200
- Pastime by Robert B. Parker - Dated 1991 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - author-signed, limited edition number 31 of 150
- Pale Kings and Princes by Robert B. Parker - Dated 1987 by Delacorte Press - author-signed, limited edition number 54 of 225
- Paper Doll by Robert B. Parker - Dated 1993 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - author-signed, limited edition number 23 of 135
- Crimson Joy by Robert B. Parker - Dated 1988 by Delacorte Press - author-signed, limited edition number 199 of 250
- Double Deuce by Robert B. Parker - Dated 1992 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - author-signed, limited edition number 122 of 135

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3021

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique travel and European history titles:

- Seeing France by E. M. Newman - Dated 1930 by Funk & Wagnalls Company
- Between The River And The Hills, A Normandy Pastoral by Sisley Huddleston - Dated 1930 by J. B. Lippincott Company
- Europa in Limbo by Robert Briffault - Dated 1937 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- The Spanish Pageant by Arthur Stanley Riggs - Dated 1928 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company
- Glimpses of the French Court, Sketches From French History by Laura E. Richards - Dated 1893 by Estes and Lauriat - In scarce, early dust jacket. Some moisture indications to front pages.

This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3022

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique travel and exploration titles:

- Concerning Irascible Strong and Trixie-Cunning and Their Sons by William H. Smyth - Dated 1926 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Black Shirt Black Skin by Boake Carter - Dated 1935 by Telegraph Press (Harrisburg, PA) - Stamp from previous bookstore owner on front fly leaf.
- Romance Road, Intimate Glimpses of Life and Work in North Africa by Georgiana Barbara Such- Dated 1930 by Fleming H. Revell Company
- God's Candlelights, An Educational Venture in Northern Rhodesia by Mabel Shaw - Dated 1933 by Friendship Press - Bookplate on front endpaper.
- New Paths Through Old Palestine by Margaret Slattery - Dated 1921 by The Pilgrim Press - Moisture indication on the jacket.

This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3023

$25
This lot includes the group of antique medical prescriptions shown in the corresponding image. This material includes several "Order Forms For Opium, etc." with customer names and drug description handwritten on the documents, as well as prescription notes on the letterheads of individual physicians. Many of these documents and correspondence come from the Central New York region. A majority are from St. Johnsville, with other pieces from Utica and Stottville, among other towns in the area. 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. 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.
 
Lot 3024

$140
This auction lot includes the following group of Chatto and Windus first English editions by Aldous Huxley:

- Music At Night by Aldous Huxley - Dated 1931 by Chatto and Windus
- Along The Road by Aldous Huxley - Dated 1925 by Chatto and Windus
- Brief Candles by Aldous Huxley - Dated 1930 by Chatto and Windus
- Little Mexican by Aldous Huxley - Dated 1924 by Chatto and Windus
- Two Or Three Graces by Aldous Huxley - Dated 1926 by Chatto and Windus

This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3025

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin edited by Francis Darwin - Dated 1887 by D. Appleton and Company - complete two-volume set, first American edition, these volumes show some advanced wear such as chipping along spine covers and some loosening signatures, spine covers have been taped
- Ibn Khaldun: Historian, Sociologist, and Philosopher by Nathaniel Schmidt - Dated 1930 by Columbia University Press
- Science in a Tavern by Charles S. Slichter - Dated 1938 by The University of Wisconsin Press
- Pensees Fragments Et Lettres De Blaise Pascal by Par M. Prosper Faugere - Dated 1844 by Andrieux - this volume shows advanced wear

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3026

$20
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Unknown Chinese Artist
Medium: Glass Rice Bowls with Chased Silver Decorations
Year: 1940's
Dimensions: 4.25" diameter

Details/Condition: This lot features original green and white glass rice bowls with chased silver decorations. These items are pre-revolutionary, likely from the 1940's. These items have pottery marks on the bottom, as shown in the images accompanying this lot. This lot is one of several featuring Chinese artwork and collectible items throughout this catalog. This collection generally shows well, with some light external age/wear.
 
Lot 3027

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of American history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3028

$20
This lot includes the group of books on authors shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics included in this lot are Upton Sinclair, Anatole France, and Donald G. Mitchell. This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3029

$15
Title: Antique Typewriter
Manufacturer: Royal
Model: Typewriter No. 5
Serial Number: 118401-3

Condition/Details: This is an original, antique typewriter with cast, open housing finished in classic black with gold trim lines and lettering. Most of the function levers and buttons are plated. The original Royal red and gold label shows well on the paper guide. Included with this typewriter is an original touch typewriting booklet, published by Royal.

The Royal typewriter began in 1906 and was one of the longest-lived typewriter manufacturers in the world. Royal's first model was the Royal #1. Royal continued to manufacturer typewriters until the 1970s. Royal started with 'flatbed' models, and from there progressed into less exciting machine designs. Royal's intent was to build a sturdy work horse and not an exciting or revolutionary machine. However, the design featured numerous improvements over earlier machines, which was the work of the company's founder and vice-president E.B. Hess. The Royal 1 was followed by the Royal 5, a similar flatbed machine. (Other model numbers had to do with different carriage widths.) (historical detail courtesy of oldbobsoldtypewriters.com)

This piece shows patina. All keys are present, with several sticking when pressed. The typewriter does require some work. A black ribbon is present. This handsome typewriter shows age/wear, with oxidation and other wear.
 
Lot 3030

$45
Title: Windsor Chairs
Author: Wallace Nutting
Publisher: Old America Company (Farmingham, Massachusetts)
Printing Year: 1917

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with brown lettering and in the dust jacket, this antique volume is a scarce printing of Wallace Nutting's first book, comprising "illustrations and descriptions of Windsor furniture of all periods, including side chairs, arm chairs, comb-backs, writing-arm windsors, babies' high backs, babies' low chairs, child's chairs, also settees, love seats, stools & tables." The work is illustrated with many plates of windsor furniture. This volume is in the very scarce dust jacket. The last page of text has the seal of The University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket shows well, with light wear concentrated along the extremities, a small chip at the top of the spine and a moisture indication. The book measures approximately 5" x 7" and contains 192 pages, followed by pages 192a-192d.
 
Lot 3031

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

- The Passing Age by Arthur G. Staples - Dated 1924 by Katahdin Publishing Company
- Isabella Stewart Gardner and Fenway Court by Morris Carter - Dated 1925 by Houghton Mifflin Company - dust jacket shows some moisture indications
- Phoenix in East Hadley by Maurice B. Cramer - Dated 1941 by Houghton Mifflin Company - dust jacket shows some loss
- Under The Black Horse Flag by Isabel Anderson - Dated 1926 by Houghton Mifflin Company
- Not Faster Than A Walk by Viola C. White - Dated 1939 by Middlebury College Press - front free endpaper has been partially removed
- Behold The White Mountains by Eleanor Early - Dated 1935 by Little, Brown and Company - dust jacket shows some loss

This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3032

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Atlantic Impact 1861 by Evan John- Dated 1952 by William Heinemann Ltd.
- Robert E. Lee: A Play by John Drinkwater - Dated 1923 by Sidgwick & Jackson
- The Lost Speech of Abraham Lincoln by Honore Willsie Morrow - Dated 1925 by Frederick A. Stokes Company - dust jacket shows some moisture indications and chipping
- The Story of the Battle Hymn of the Republic by Florence Howe Hall - Dated 1916 by Harper & Brothers

This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3033

$20
Title: Sam Loyd's Puzzles
Author: Sam Loyd
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: c1915

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper-covered boards with rust cloth spine backing, this scarce antique children's book is profusely illustrated with colorful puzzles. Each page features a new puzzle, with classic illustrations and bright colors. The volume shows some external age/wear, with wear and rubbing to the extremities, light moisture indications and a drawing in pen on the front board. The volume is lacking a title page, and the text begins on page three, likely as issued. The internal hinges are cracked, and the text block is securely bound. Several of the pages have notations and markings in pen from a previous child owner, while other pages are clean and unmarked. A light moisture indication is present along the top edge of the last twenty five pages, not affecting the text. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 10.25" and contains 119 pages.
 
Lot 3034

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of literature and poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3035

$20
This lot includes the group of antique advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes publications such as Haverstick's, Bagology, and River Horse, in addition to an Almquist Engineering Co. automotive buying guide from 1962, Mercedes-Benz postcards, and much more. 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.
 
Lot 3036

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage first edition literature books in dust jackets:

- The Woods Colt by Thames Williamson - Dated 1933 by Harcourt, Brace and Company
- A Son Of His Father by Harold Bell Wright - Dated 1925 by D. Appleton and Company
- Skookum Chuck by Stewart Edward White - Dated 1925 by Doubleday, Page & Co.
- Towards The West by M. Constantin-Weyer - Dated 1931 by The Macaulay Company
- The Dwelling Place by Anne Goodwin Winslow - Dated 1943 by Alfred A. Knopf - Author-signed.
- The Thought Broker by Samuel McChord Crothers - Dated 1928 by Houghton Mifflin Company

This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3037

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Southern Americana titles:

- A Williamsburg Scrap Book by The Williamsburg Garden Club - Dated 1932 by The Press of The Dietz Printing Co. - Includes loose 1936 pamphlet from Williamsburg. Some loss to the scarce dust jacket.
- Columns From The Cavalier by Thomas Lomax Hunter - Dated 1935 by The Dietz Press
- Jamestown and Her Neighbors on Virginia's Historic Peninsula by J. E. Davis - Dated 1928 by Garrett & Massie, Inc. - Some loss to the rare dust jacket.
- Outboard Cruising by Don Waters - Dated 1939 by Lee Furman, Inc.
- The Natural Bridge and its Historical Surroundings by E. P. Tompkins and J. Lee Davis - Dated 1939 by Natural Bridge of Va., Inc. - Author-signed by both authors on the front free endpaper.
- The Facts About Muscle Shoals by Martin Clary - Dated 1924 by Ocean Publishing Company - Moisture indications to the jacket.

This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
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