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Lot 5001

$175

Title: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
Author: Ulysses S. Grant - Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877) following his highly successful role as a war general in the second half of the Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; having effectively ended the war and secession with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. As president he led the Radical Republicans in their effort to eliminate all vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery. Upset over uncontrolled violence in the South, President Grant effectively destroyed the Ku Klux Klan in 1871 (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This antique set of two volumes features Ulysses S. Grant's personal memoirs, bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering and stamp on the front boards. The work is adorned with two tissue-guarded frontispieces as well as a facsimile letter in volume 2 and maps in both volumes.
Condition / Notes: These volume show nicely with moderate signs of wear and age with mild rubbing to the boards. The facsimile letter is complete. The bindings are sound.
Lot 5002

$275

Title: The Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler - Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.

In 1932, at age forty-five, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot," was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, "The Big Sleep," was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published just seven novels during his lifetime. In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California (Courtesy Wikipedia).

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1939
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 277 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is the first edition of the author's first novel. The work is bound in orange cloth covered boards with stamped lettering on the boards and spine covers.

The Big Sleep (1939) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature the detective Philip Marlowe. It has been adapted for film twice, in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles, California. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is lacking a dust jacket. The boards show mild to moderate rubbing and edgewear. The interior pages show nicely with light age toning.
Lot 5003

$70

Title: Millions of Cats
Author: Wanda Gag - Wanda Hazel Gag was an American artist, author, translator and illustrator. She is most noted for writing and illustrating the children's book "Millions of Cats" (1928) which won a Newbery Honor Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. It is the oldest American picture book still in print. "The ABC Bunny" (1933) also received a Newbery Honor Award. Her books "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1938) and "Nothing at All" (1941) each won a Caldecott Honor Award. In 1940 a book of edited excerpts from her diaries covering the years 1908 to 1917 was published as "Growing Pains"; it received wide acclaim.
Publisher: Coward McCann, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First State
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.75" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound with illustrated paper boards.

This volume is a First State of the First Edition of this illustrated classic by American children's literature author Wanda Gag, with "Printed in the U.S.A. / By the Jersey City Printing Co." on the bottom of the copyright page.

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Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows nicely with moderate signs of age and handling which include toning, scuffs and edgewear, cracked inner hinges, and some coloring by a previous owner. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5004

$35

Title: The 2,000 Year Old Man In The Year 2000: The Book*
Author: Carl Reiner - Carl Reiner is an American comedian, actor, director and writer whose career spans nearly seven decades. (Courtesy Wikipedia), Mel Brooks - Melvin Brooks is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He became well known as part of the comedy duo with Carl Reiner in the comedy skit The 2000 Year Old Man. He also created, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which ran from 1965 to 1970. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Cliff Street Books
City: New York
Year: 1997
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 2000-2127
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "Including How to Not Die and Other Good Tips".

This first edition volume, with original dust jacket, is bound with paper covered boards and cloth spine. The half title page of this volume is adorned with a bookplate which bears the autographs of both authors
This volume is accentuated with several illustrations and ornamental capitals.

The 2000 Year Old Man is a persona in a comedy skit, originally created by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner in 1961 (Courtesy Wikipedia). This volume offered fresh insights from that persona at the turn of the 21st century.

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Condition / Notes: This volume is in like-new condition, with the exception of the authors signed bookplate on the half title page and very light edgewear to the the dust jacket. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5005

$130

Title: The Day of the Triffids
Author: John Wyndham - John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was an English science fiction writer best known for his works written using the pen name John Wyndham, although he also used other combinations of his names, such as John Beynon and Lucas Parkes. Many of his works were set in post-apocalyptic landscapes. His best known works include The Day of the Triffids (1951) and The Midwich Cuckoos (1957), the latter filmed twice as Village of the Damned. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1951
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 222
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in cloth with colored lettering on the spine cover.

This volume is a First Edition and features post-apocalyptic science fiction literature.

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Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows nicely with moderate signs of age and handling which include toning, scuffs, edgewear, and a cracked spine. This volume lacks the dust jacket. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5006

$40

Title: Dr. Suess: The Cat Behind the Hat
Author: Caroline M. Smith
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
City: Unknown
Year: 2012
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 16.5" Height: 18.5"
Book Details: This Collector's Edition volume is here present in original cellophane packaging. This work is housed in a slipcase with pictorial image on the front.

From the Slipcase:
"Product Features:
-A Deluxe foil-stamped, cloth-covered, velvet lines slipcase
-Cloth-covered 9.75 x 12.25-inch, 320-page hardcover book
-One 12 x 16-inch scrolled color lithograph
-Three 10.5 x 8.5-inch black-and-white prints tucked into pocket on inside cover of slipcase"
Condition / Notes: This volume is in new condition with original cellophane packaging intact. Never been opened/read.
Lot 5007

$350

Title: Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-'44
Author: John C. Fremont - John Charles Frémont or Fremont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American military officer, explorer, and politician who became the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. During the 1840s, when he led four expeditions into the American West, that era's penny press and admiring historians accorded Frémont the sobriquet The Pathfinder. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Blair and Rives, Printers
City: Washington
Year: 1845
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 583 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in marbled paper covered boards with rebacked leather spine cover adorned with gilt lettering. This volume contains the explorations of the Rocky Mountains by Fremont, adorned with a folding map of the rivers and mountain range as well as illustrated plates and charts.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with moderate age/wear to the exterior including rubbing and scraping to the boards as well as edgewear. The interior pages show mild to moderate age toning and foxing.
Lot 5008

$110

Title: Needful Things
Author: Stephen King - Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Viking Penguin
City: New York
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 690 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 10"
Book Details: This first edition volume is bound in black paper covered boards with cloth spine cover and features original dust jacket with publisher's price of $24.95. The work is signed by King on the half title page.

Needful Things is a 1991 horror novel by American author Stephen King. It is the first novel King wrote after his rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol. The story is about a shopkeeper who runs his business by exchanging goods for money and mysterious deeds performed by the customer. According to the cover, it is "The Last Castle Rock Story". However, the town later serves as the setting for the short story "It Grows on You", published in King's 1993 collection Nightmares & Dreamscapes which, according to King, serves as an epilogue to Needful Things. It was made into a film of the same name in 1993 which was directed by Fraser C. Heston. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows well in like new condition with some light wear to the dust jacket.
Lot 5009

$25

Title: Plat Book of Mecosta County Michigan
Author: P. A& J.W. Myers & C.H. Cameron
Publisher: The Consolidated Pub. Co.
City: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Year: 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 39 pages
Width: 16" Height: 19"
Book Details: This antique large format volume features maps. Illustrated with hand colored map plates. Bound in three quarters leather with gilt lettering.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows well with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The boards are detached and are present. The title page is torn. The maps or clean and the coloring shows brightly
Lot 5010

$225

Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author: Maurice Sendak - Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He was best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1988
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This 25th Anniversary edition is signed by Sendak on the half-title page in black ink. The work is bound in pictorial paper covered boards with original dust jacket showing the gold Caldecott Medal.

Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children's picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row. The book has been adapted into other media several times, including an animated short in 1974 (with an updated version in 1988); a 1980 opera; and a live-action 2009 feature-film adaptation, directed by Spike Jonze. The book had sold over 19 million copies worldwide as of 2009, with 10 million of those being in the United States. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows well with occasional edgewear to the dust jacket being price clipped.
Lot 5011

$40

Book Details: This group of antique books features history, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Brachiopod Genera of the Suborders Orthoidea and Pentameroidea;" "Crams Unrivaled Atlas of the World;" and "Atlas of Americans Agriculture, Physical Basis including Land Relief, Climate, Soils and Natural Vegetation" in folio.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. The spine cover of "Crams Unrivaled Atlas of the World" is rubbed and cracked. All volumes show some edgewear.
Lot 5012

$15

Title: Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
City: New York
Year: 1976
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 243 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This vintage volume features First Printing literature. Illustrated by the author. Housed in the original dust jacket that was designed by Janet Halverson.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows well with mild signs of wear and age. The dust jacket shows signs of fading. The binding is firm and the pages are clean.
Lot 5013

$35

Details: This lot comprises 37 vintage sheet-fed photogravure portraits by the inimitable photographer Yousuf Karsh.

Notable subjects in this group include George Bernard Saw, Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, Norman Rockwell and John Steinbeck, with numerous other 20th century luminaries represented.

These handsome portfolio plates date from about the 1960s and measure approx. 9"x12" each.

Yousuf Karsh, CC (1908-2002) was an Armenian–Canadian portrait photographer. He has been called one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century by Time magazine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with the latter noting the "distinct style in his theatrical lighting."
Condition / Notes: These plates show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches, etc. Some plates show small tears or rips to the edges with small loss of image.
Lot 5014

$25

Book Details: This group of decorative antique books features literature, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Sonnets from the Portuguese;" "Narcisse dans l'isle de Venus;" and two volumes "Lorna Doone. A Romance of Exmoor."

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. The front board of "Narcisse dans l'isle de Venus" is detached and present.
Lot 5015

$10

Title: The Indian Emperor: or, the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards. Being the Sequel of the Indian Queen.
Author: Mr. Dryden
Publisher: Printed for Jacob Tonson in the Strand.
City: London
Year: 1735
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 311pages; 71 pages; 95 pages; 91 pages; and 215 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This antique volume features literature. Disbound and includes five short stories by Mr. john Dryden. Raised bands adorn the spine.
Condition / Notes: This volume is disbound. The first page is separating. The textblock as a whole is firm. Mild to moderate age toning to the pages.
Lot 5016

$120

Title: Animal Farm
Author: George Orwell - Eric Arthur Blair, known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist. His work is marked by clarity, intelligence and wit, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and belief in democratic socialism.

Considered perhaps the 20th century's best chronicler of English culture, Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (1949) and the allegorical novella "Animal Farm" (1945), which together have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author. His book "Homage to Catalonia" (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, is widely acclaimed, as are his numerous essays on politics, literature, language and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

Orwell's work continues to influence popular and political culture, and the term Orwellian—descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices—has entered the vernacular with several of his neologisms, such as doublethink, thoughtcrime, and thought police. (Courtesy Wikipedia.)
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
City: New York
Year: 1946
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 118
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This vintage volume, with dust jacket, is bound in cloth with gilt lettering on the spine.

This volume is the 1st American Edition of this satirical Orwellian classic which relates to the "events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union." (Courtesy Wikipedia.)

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Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows nicely with mild signs of age and handling which include toning and edgewear, especially to the dust jacket and the spine of the dust jacket, and wear to the gilt lettering on the spine cover, as well as partially cracked spine and front inner hinge. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5017

$100

Book Details: This group of author signed books features Jimmy Carter titles, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Christmas in Plains;" "Sources of Strength;" "The Hornet's Nest;" and The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer."

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild signs of age and wear.
Lot 5018

$110

Details: This antique photogravure, from circa 1936, features the iconic portrait "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange. The verso shows Peter Lorre.
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Sheet: 8.25 x 11.25".
Condition / Notes: This antique photogravure shows very nicely with minimal signs of age and handling which include toning and very light edgewear. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5019

$80

Title: Green Hills of Africa
Author: Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1935
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 295
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in cloth with gilt author's signature on the front cover and black labels on the spine cover.

This volume is a first edition and features headpiece illustrations thematically in keeping with Hemingway's account of his African safari.

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Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows nicely with mild signs of age and handling which include toning, foxing to preliminaries, scuffs and edgewear. This volume lacks the dust jacket. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5020

$250

Details: 5V These vintage publications are issues of "Derriere le Miroir". They include many color plates and lithographs by Chagall, Braque, Calder and more. "Derrière le Miroir" is a French art magazine created in 1946 and published until 1982. Art galleries, auction houses and booksellers often refer to this art magazine simply as D.L.M. or DLM. Aimé Maeght is the founder, editor and publisher.

-"Poetes, Peintres et Sculpteurs" (1960)
-"Maeght Editeur (1960)
-"Chagall" (1964)
-"G. Braque: derniers messages" (1967)
-"Calder" (1976)

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Sheets: 15 x 11".


Condition / Notes: These vintage publications show very nicely with moderate signs of age and handling which include toning, scuffs, slight creases and edgewear, as well as separated pages, both present and absent. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5021

$20

Book Details: This group of antique books feature American leaders, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "The Works of James Abram Garfield" (2V); "John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in The House, Senate and Cabinet;" and "The Letters of William Lloyd Garrison.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.
Lot 5022

$15

Title: Une Saison dans la Vie d'Emmanuel
Author: Marie-Claire Blais - Marie-Claire Blais, is a French Canadian writer, novelist, poet, and playwright from the province of Quebec. (Courtesy Wikipedia), Mary Meigs - Mary Meigs was an American-born painter and writer. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Editions du Jour
City: Montreal
Year: 1968
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 10.5" Height: 13.5"
Book Details: This limited edition volume number 171 is signed by the artist and author, Blais and Meigs, on the half title page. The work includes prose on with corresponding tipped-in plates as well as three laid-in plates in a pocket at the rear of the volume. The work is also housed in cream slipcase.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows well with light age toning and edgewear to the slipcase and light edgewear to the boards. The interior pages and plates show bright and clean, as well as the three loose plates at the end of the volume. Some leaves are unopened, including the title page.
Lot 5023

$110

Details: 9Pcs This lot consists of antique early 19th century documents.

A notable item in this collection is a General Post Office receipt (1802) signed by Abraham Bradley Junior, Assistant Postmaster General.

Other items in this collection include: (1) Receipt, dated in Philadelphia 1819, which records the watchkeeping shifts of a Thomas Thompson aboard various vessels; (1) Land Deed for a region north of the Kentucky River in Ohio granted to Charles McGlothlin of Wayne County (1816); (3) warrants or citations from Maryland, for Frederick County (1801), Harford County (1803), and Baltimore County (1816); Maryland University Lottery Ticket (c. 1820's); and (2) documents appointing a John Blackford as Supervisor of Public Roads in a region of Washington County, Maryland for 1822 and 1831.

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Sheet up to: 15.5 x 9.75".


Condition / Notes: These antique documents show nicely with mild signs of age and handling which include age toning, creases and edgewear. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5024

$30

Details: This lot consists of a Colonial era "Land-Office Treasury Warrant" to the "Commonwealth of Virginia". The document instructs surveyors of any county in Virginia to perform a land survey for "John Ward", for a sum. The document was dated in c. 1782.
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Sheet: 8 x 6.6".
Condition / Notes: This antique document shows signs of age and handling which include toning, fading and damp marks, creases, and edgewear. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5025

$110

Title: The 13 Clocks
Author: Illustrated by Marc Simont - Marc Simont was a Paris-born American artist, political cartoonist, and illustrator of more than a hundred children's books. (Courtesy Wikipedia.), James Thurber - James Grover Thurber was an American cartoonist, author, journalist, and celebrated wit. Thurber was best known for his cartoons and short stories, published mainly in The New Yorker magazine and collected in his numerous books. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1950
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 124
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This vintage volume is bound in cloth with paper boards and pictorial inlay and lettering on the front and spine covers and illustrated endpapers.

This volume is Author Signed and inscribed and features numerous full-page and in text illustrations, many in color, along with decorated capitals and ornaments.

"The 13 Clocks is a fantasy tale written by James Thurber and illustrator Marc Simont in 1950, while he was completing one of his other novels. It is written in a unique cadenced style, in which a mysterious prince must complete a seemingly impossible task to free a maiden from the clutches of an evil duke. It invokes many fairy tale motifs.

The story is noted for Thurber's constant, complex wordplay, and his use of an almost continuous internal meter, with occasional hidden rhymes — akin to blank verse, but with no line breaks to advertise the structure." (Courtesy Wikipedia.)

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Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows very nicely with moderate signs of age and handling which include toning, scuffs, light edgewear, and a cracked rear inner hinge. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5026

$200

Book Details: This group of vintage books feature American military history, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: The Thunderbolt Across Europe;" "USS Essex...;" "USS Tulare;" and "USS Wisconsin" just to name a few.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.
Lot 5027

$70

Details: This antique manuscript is an early Spanish colonial period document from 1593 Bolivia.

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Sheet: 8.5 x 12.25.
Condition / Notes: This antique document shows nicely with mild signs of age and handling which include age toning, creases and edgewear, which affects the text in the header and on the right side of the recto of the sheet. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5028

$70

Details: 4Pcs These antique manuscripts contain Colonial era deeds and land grants related to Poplar Valley, Lancaster County, Maryland (1744); Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (1744); York County, Pennsylvania (1767-1769); and Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut (1722).

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Sheet up to: 12.25 x 14.75".
Condition / Notes: These antique documents show nicely with mild signs of age and handling which include toning, foxing, creases and edgewear. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5029

$90

Title: The Odyssey of Homer
Author: Homer
Translor: Alexander Pope - Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Pope is famous for his use of the heroic couplet.
Publisher: Printed for Alexander Donaldson
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1778
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This antique set of two volumes features epic poetry of Homer. Includes a "General View" if the "Iliad and Odyssey." Bound in leather boards with raised band spines and red spine label.
Condition / Notes: This set shows well with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The front boards are hyperextended. The folding map is age toned. The textblock is firm.
Lot 5030

$50

Details: This lot consists of an autograph letter signed from Thomas P. Treadwell, Secretary of State of New Hampshire, dated October 23rd, 1850. The letter is handwritten in ink on blue laid paper.

This lot measure approximately 8" x 10".

The letter reads in part:
"... I send you, according to promise, a few autographs among them you will find one of George Washington, Thos jefferson and James Madison. I also send you a Proclamation of Washington's issued in 1789; and a fac-simile of a letter supposed to have been written by an Indian Sachem in 1685. The original letter is now in the Office of the Secretary of this State.."
Condition / Notes: This item shows light age/wear with age toning to the extremities and creases. Previous owner ink and pencil inscriptions are present on both sides.
Lot 5031

$15

Book Details: This group of antique and vintage books feature estate books, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "The Burton Holmes Lectures" (set of ten volumes); "Reconstructive Surgery on Peace...;" "Catherine;" and "The Medieval Administration of the Channel Islands" just the name a few.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5032

$150

Title: Under The Dome: A Novel
Author: Stephen King - Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Scribner
City: New York
Year: 2009
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1074 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 10"
Book Details: This Scribner's collector's edition is signed by the author on the preliminary page. The volume is housed in the original dust jacket and the endpapers are illustrated with colored maps.

Under the Dome is a science fiction novel by Stephen King published in November 2009. Set in and around a small Maine town, it tells an intricate, multi-character and point-of-view story of how the town's inhabitants contend with the calamity of being suddenly cut off from the outside world by an impassable, invisible barrier that drops out of the sky, transforming the community into a domed city. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows well in like new condition with bright and clean boards and interior pages.
Lot 5033

$45

Details: This lot comprises 43 vintage sheet-fed photogravure portraits by the inimitable photographer Yousuf Karsh.

Notable subjects in this group include Dame Marot Fonteyn de Arias, Robert Frost, Christopher Fry, and Martha Graham with numerous other 20th century luminaries represented.

These handsome portfolio plates date from about the 1960s and measure approx. 9.5"x12" each.

Yousuf Karsh, CC (1908-2002) was an Armenian–Canadian portrait photographer. He has been called one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century by Time magazine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with the latter noting the "distinct style in his theatrical lighting."
Condition / Notes: These plates show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches, etc.
Lot 5034

$90

Book Details: This group of books features author signed literature, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Timeline" by Michael Crichton; "And Another Thing..." by Eion Colfer; and "The Twelve" by Justin Cronin.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild signs of age and wear and show like new.
Lot 5035

$30

Details: 7Pcs This lot consists of original drawings and proof lithographs for "Ali's Elephant" by Raymond Creekmore, c. 1949. The pieces include full-page and figure study illustrations.

Raymond Creekmore (1905 - 1984) was a prolific artist, author and sailboat designer, who specialized in exotic travel art and also made art while serving in the military, and who wrote and illustrated several children's books from 1944-1960.

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Sheet up to: 16 x 12".
Condition / Notes: These vintage artworks show nicely with mild signs of age and handling which include varying levels of toning, foxing, marginal creases and soiling, and edgewear. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5036

$90

Details: This lot comprises 20 antique prints and various ephemera.

These include a variety of lithographic dycuts, several botanical and plant prints, several seashell and aquatic prints, several prints regarding the Church of England and two prints in Latin, one containing a hand illuminated glyph.

The largest piece measures 17.5'' x 11.5''.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces exhibit a typical range of age and handling indications.
Lot 5037

$45

Details: Large Collection. This lot consists of a large collection of antique and vintage postal ephemera and includes a large number of stamps and personal correspondence and documents.

The letters are addressed to: Harold H. Lane, Adolph B. Lane, Mable Larrabee in Ithaca, NY, and a Contract between Nathaniel A. Smith & wife and Mary E. Doyle in the Susquehanna region of Pennsylvania.

Stamps include US governmental figures and female British Monarchy as well as more from countries such as the Australia, Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, England, India, and Iran.

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Size up to approximately: 9 x 4.5".

Condition / Notes: These pieces of antique postal ephemera show typical signs of age and handling which include toning and slight soiling, creases and edgewear. The stamps are mostly loose. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
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