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Lot 5102

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books relating to radical and liberal politics shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed first printing of "Crusaders" (The Blue Heron Press, 1955) by Meridel Le Sueur, volume 14 of "Elections Year: Selected Articles from the Anarchist Weekly Freedom" (Freedom Press, 1964) and a 1961 edition of Fidel Castro's "History Will Absolve Me!" published by the Fair Play for Cuba Committee. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in the shelf lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5103

$2,000

Title: Ecce Homo
Author: George Grosz - George Grosz was a German artist known especially for his savagely caricatural drawings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weimar Republic before he emigrated to the United States in 1933.
Publisher: Der Malik Verlag
City: Berlin
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 10.75" Height: 14.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a rare autographed first edition of this signature work by Grosz. Inscription on title page reads "(first two words illegible) Valentin der / charmanten Personlichkeit / und Ubersetzerin des Frank Harris / mit schonster Widmung / George Grosz." Date of November 1927 and Berlin are written to the left of signature.

This edition (Ausgabe C) contains 84 black-and-white drawings and 16 color plates. Volumes is bound in original wrappers, with illustrated front cover. Book shows very light external wear. Interior is clean and without markings, with bright illustrations. Book is preserved in glassine wrappers that show minor loss at foot of spine, at edges and corners.

Antonina Vallentin was a writer, whose translations of Frank Harris' "Autobiography" and "The Bomb" (1908) into German began to appear in the mid-twenties.
 
Lot 5104

$10

Details: This lot consists mostly of high school awards, medals, and trophies dating from the mid-1950s. Most were given for oratory and public speaking, but there are fraternity emblems, a "Native Californian" medals, a sportswriter's trophy, and a caricature.

This lot is from the personal estate library of Dan McCall (1940-2012), noted scholar and Cornell professor emeritus, author of over 20 titles, including "Jack the Bear"(1974), which was translated into a dozen languages and made into a feature Hollywood film in 1993. He was a much admired and appreciated professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Cornell, where he taught for over forty years.

Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5105

$80

Title: The African Continent: A Narrative of Discovery and Adventure with an Account of Recent Exploring Expeditions
Author: Hugh Murray, John M. Wilson
Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons
City: London
Year: 1853
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 482 pages 16 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "The object of this volume is to exhibit, with a moderate compass, whatever is most interesting in the adventures and observations of those travellers who, from the earliest ages, and in various directions, have sought to explore Africa; and also to give a general view of the physical and social condition of that extensive continent at the present day."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and fading to gilt decorative design on spine. Binding is sound. Front flyleaf displays light pencil writing. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece plate with tissue guard, engraved supplementary title page with vignette, and tissue-guarded 9 steel engraved plates. Also contains an intact fold-out map, as well as a full-page map and woodcuts in the text.
 
Lot 5106

$70

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This choice selection includes many literary classics in limited edition printings, packaged in slipcases by authors such as Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain Hans Christian Andersen, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Other classic children's books are also included. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots 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.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5107

$70

Title: Antoine Stradivarius: sa vie et son oeuvre (1644-1737)
Author: Alfred E. Hill, Arthur F. Hill, W. Henry Hill
Translor: Louis Cezard, Maurice Reynold
Publisher: William E. Hill et Fils
City: London
Year: 1907
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: xvi/313 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 12"
Book Details: A translation into French of the edition originally published in 1902, with an introduction by French violinist Camille Barrere (who was also a diplomat and ambassador to Italy between 1897-1924).
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows external wear with detached front cover and loss of material to spine cover and at edges of covers. Covers also show light soiling. Half title page displays smudging, darkening at edges. Pages are otherwise clean and bright. Contains numerous in-text illustrations and color plates with captioned tissue guards.
 
Lot 5108

$10

Title: Essays Offered to G. H. Luce by His Colleagues and Friends in Honour of His Seventy-Fifth Birthday
Author: uncredited author
Editor: A. B. Griswold, Ba Shin, Jean Boisselier
Publisher: Artibus Asiae Publishers
City: Ascona, Switzerland
Year: 1966
Binding Style:
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spines and decorative design to front covers. Ex-library volumes show light shelfwear. Books present customary library markings and attachments. Pages are clean and bright. Contains numerous full-page and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 5109

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A History of Lumbering in Maine, 1820-1861" (University of Maine Press, 1961) by Robin G. Wood and "Chronicles of Lincoln County" (Kennebee Journal Print Shop, 1924) compiled by R. B. Fillmore. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5110

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on New York state history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are volume I of "History of the Canal System of the State of New York together with Brief Histories of the Canals of the United States and Canada" (Brandow Printing Co., 1906) by Noble E. Whitford, and "Twenty-Fifth Annual Report of the Executive Committee of the Prison Association of New York, and Accompanying Documents, for the Year 1869" (Argus Company, Printers, 1870). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5111

$35

Title: The Sixties: Richard Avedon and Doon Arbus
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."

Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1999
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 235 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 13"
Condition / Notes: Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear, with light soiling to rear cover and small tear along top edge of same.

This lot is from the personal estate library of Dan McCall (1940-2012), noted scholar and Cornell professor emeritus, author of over 20 titles, including "Jack the Bear"(1974), which was translated into a dozen languages and made into a feature Hollywood film in 1993. He was a much admired and appreciated professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Cornell, where he taught for over forty years.
 
Lot 5112

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of antique travel guides of America shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include a 1909 Baedeker, "The United States with Excursions to Mexico, Cuba, Porto Rico, and Alaska;" "The Middle States: A Handbook for Travelers," (1881); and "Washington and Its Environs" by De B. Randolph Keim, copyright 1886. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in mixed condition. The book on Washington is in very good condition, while the Baedeker has lost its spine (but is otherwise intact). The "Middle States" looks worn and has stained covers, a loose spine, and some tearing on the fold-out maps. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5113

$90

Title: George Grosz: Das druckgraphische Werk
Author: Alexander Duckers
Publisher: Propylaen Verlag
City: Frankfurt am Main
Year: 1979
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 263 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Condition / Notes: This large volume contains a catalogue raisonne of the graphic work of German artist George Grosz.
Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 5114

$80

Title: The Frigate Diana
Author: David White
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1987
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series "Anatomy of the Ship." The DIANA was one of the few Royal Navy frigates for which nearly all records and drawings have survived, from its launching in 1794 to its decommissioning and sale to the Dutch in 1815. This volume offers close photographic studies of the several models that have survived, plus several score reconstructed detailed architectural drawings of her hull, deck plans, sail plan, stowage, armament, and outfitting.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All of these books are still in plastic wrapping.
 
Lot 5115

$120

Title: Pesonal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover, and stamped gilt medallion to front and back covers. Books show mild external wear, with lightly bumped outside corners and isolated scuff marks to boards of second volume. First volume is soundly bound. Binding of second volume is detached at rear hinge. Gift inscription appears on front flyleaf of the same. Lightly age-toned pages of this set are clean and without markings. Contains numerous maps, plates and intact fold-out facsimile letter.
 
Lot 5116

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique & vintage books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the scarce German theological title "Der Psalter des Konigs und Propheten David, verdeutscht von Dr. Martin Luther mit kurzen Summarien oder Inhalt jedes Psalmen" (G. W. Mentz und Sohn, Philadelphia), with Pennsylvania German binding with clasp, a revised edition of "Deutsche Pioniere: eine Geschichte aus dem vorigen Jahrhundert" (Druck und Verlag von Otto Janke, 1871), and "Addresses Delivered at Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham" (John Murray, 1856) by Earl Stanhope, with unsigned author inscription. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5117

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Handbook for Visitors to Agra and Its Neighbourhood" (Thacker, Spink & Co., 1899) by H. G. Keene, with well-preserved frontispiece map, and E. Nelson Fell's "Russian and Nomad: Tales of the Kirghiz Steppes" (Duffield and Company, 1916). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5118

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Advice to Young Men, and (Incidentally) to Young Women, in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life, in a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Citizen or a Subject" (John Doyle, 1833) by William Cobbett, and Ralph Waldo Trine's "The New Alinement of Life" (Dodge Publishing Company, 1913). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5119

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Poems of Robert Fergusson: in Two Parts. To Which Is Prefixed, the Life of the Author, and a Sketch of His Writings; with a Copious Glossary Annexed" (Benjamin Chapman, 1815) and Eleanor Putnam's "Bob's "Breaking In"" (D. Lothrop and Company, 1880). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5120

$40

Title: The Yacht "America," Together with Material from Contemporary Records
Author: William P. Stephens, William U. Swan, Winfield M. Thompson
Publisher: Charles E. Lauriat Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xviii/335 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this nautical work inscribed to Brigadier General William J. Blake by the authors and signed all three authors. Inscription appears on a blank preliminary page.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Book shows light external wear. Rear hinge is cracked. Volume has map endpapers and gilt top edge. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and numerous plates. Fold-out diagram of the "America" at rear of volume is well preserved.
 
Lot 5121

$70

Title: Love Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1841-1863
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: The Society of the DOFOBS
City: Chicago
Year: 1907
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 285 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Two-volume edition, with volumes divided in the following manner: Volume I, 1839-1841; Volume II, 1841-1863.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second volume of a two-volume set published by "Darned Ole Fools Over Books" (DOFOBS). This is one of a limited edition of 62 copies.

Antique volume is bound in original parchment-backed paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear. with light soiling to covers and minor loss at outside corners. Previous owner's signature appears on front flyleaf, with library stamp at top of same. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Pages show light foxing at ends of text block. Otherwise pages are clean and bright. Facsimile letter is laid in.
 
Lot 5122

$60

Title: The History of the American Revolution. Volume I
Author:
Publisher: James J. Wilson
City: Trenton
Year: 1811
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear, with front board detached and detaching rear board. Text block is intact. Pages show foxing and large ink stain on pages 326 and 327, and to an ever decreasing degree on adjacent pages, that obscures but does not black out text. A small number of pages display a lesser degree of such staining. Please note that this is the first volume only.
 
Lot 5123

$80

Details: This lot consists of a privately bound volume of antique sheet music, which is shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a collection of Civil War-era pieces, much of which is war-related. To inspect and acquire more information about this lot, please attend our preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This interior pages of this volume are intact, with some foxing. The original half-leather binding has largely fallen away, and the front board has separated from the rest of the book. The insides of the front and back covers have been extensively scrawled upon in pencil.
 
Lot 5124

$175

Title: Recherches philosophiques sur les americains ou memoires interessants pour servir a l'Histoire de l'Espece Humaine
Author: Corneille de Pauw - Cornelius Franciscus de Pauw or Cornelis de Pauw (Corneille de Pauw in French) was a Dutch philosopher, geographer and diplomat at the court of Frederick the Great of Prussia.

Although born in Amsterdam, son of Antonius Pauw en Quirina van Heijningen, he spent most of his life in Kleve. Working for the clergy, he nonetheless became familiar with the ideas of The Enlightenment. During his lifetime he was considered to be the greatest expert on the Americas, although he never visited the continent; he also wrote at length on the origins of ancient peoples, rejecting the popular idea of the time that China would have originally been a colony of Ancient Egypt.

He was a specialist in ethnologic studies as well, publishing a study of American Indians in French in 1768. Daniel Webb, an English scholar and translator, translated portions of de Pauw’s work into English for a public that was hungry for information regarding the new continent of America. De Pauw had not actually ever been to America, and he had no hesitation in rejecting the observations of those who had if they differed from his preconceptions, as witness his comments on the Aztec calendar. Despite this, he was reputed in his lifetime to be Europe’s foremost authority on the Americas. He read the accounts of Buffon and other scientists, naturalists, and explorers, and drew his own quite interesting conclusions. De Pauw was of the opinion (shared with other European scientists of that time) that the American natives were inferior to natives of northern and western Europe, and that this was partly the fault of American climate and geography.

Publisher: uncredited
City: London Berlin
Year: 1770
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique set is bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt lettering to spines. Well-preserved volumes show minor external wear. Books are tightly bound, with marbled endpapers. Pages display occasional light foxing.
 
Lot 5125

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books of antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Wilkie Collins' "Man and Wife" (Harper & Brohters, Publishers, 1870), Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Holty's "Gedichte" (Kaulfuss und Armbruster, 1815), and a limited edition of "Twenty-One Poems Written by Lionel Johnson: Selected by WIlliam Butler Yeats" (Thomas B. Mosher, 1908). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5126

$30

Title: Stowaways in Paradise: Two Boy Adventurers in Hawaii
Author: Don Blanding
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
City: New York
Year: 1946
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 233 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Danny / Ahola / (pictorial drawing appears on tail of the last letter "a" with the caption "I'm the old Luck oofus-goofus bird") "Aloha" means / "Love to you". It's the / way folks say "Hello" / in Hawaii which was my / home for many years. I / hope you like Micky, Pua / and Uky" / Aloha (with another drawing of bird) / Don Blanding / Oct. 14, 1946."

Book is bound in blue cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design showing silhouette of surfer on a wave appears over title on front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is solid. Dan McCall's pictorial bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages show occasional pencil marginalia. Handsomely illustrated by the author, with a number double-page illustrations.

This lot is from the personal estate library of Dan McCall (1940-2012), noted scholar and Cornell professor emeritus, author of over 20 titles, including "Jack the Bear"(1974), which was translated into a dozen languages and made into a feature Hollywood film in 1993. He was a much admired and appreciated professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Cornell, where he taught for over forty years.
 
Lot 5127

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Asian books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the items in this collection are a song book with lyrics in Chinese and European languages, 4 postcards with artwork, a fold-out children's story in cloth-covered slipcase, six booklets/journal articles in various languages. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5128

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Religion of Jesus" (John C. Winston, 1931) by Toyohiko Kagawa and "A Call to the Unconverted To Turn and Live" (American Tract Society, n.d.) by Richard Baxter. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5129

$45

Details: This lot is an antique, crushed velvet black top hat, complete with wood and iron stretcher, in size 6-3/4. The hat was manufactured by Knox. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The hat is in very good condition with a little bit of wear to the outside of the grosgrain trim on the brim. The stretcher is intact and fully operational.
 
Lot 5131

$130

Details: This antique Victorian album contains about 130 chromolithograph trade cards and postcards. Also included at the back of the album are additions from later years.

Condition / Notes: These materials are almost all glued to the pages of the album. Some cards are damaged; the great majority are not.
 
Lot 5132

$55

Details: This lot consists of an antique, 19th c. English advertising stoneware jug and a similar, but plain, crock. The jug is 13" high and 7" in diameter, with a spout at the back of the bottom. The crock is 10-1/4" high and 7-1/2" in diameter. The jug is stamped "Batey" (purveyors of beer and ginger beer) and was manufactured by Stiff of Lambeth. The crock is unmarked.
Condition / Notes: Both jug and crock are in superb condition, with no chips or cracks. Both have small (1/4") manufacturing flaws (see photos).
 
Lot 5133

$110

Title: The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora, 1779
Author: John McKay, Ron Coleman
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1992
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title is the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photographs.

Please note that this lot contains24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. Half of these books still in shrink wrap
 
Lot 5134

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

- The War between the Tates by Alison Lurie - Dated 1974 by Random House - Signed Edition - Inscription on front flyleaf reads "For Dan with love from / Jonathan and Alison / Thanksgiving 1974." This lot is from the personal estate library of Dan McCall (1940-2012), noted scholar and Cornell professor emeritus, author of over 20 titles, including "Jack the Bear"(1974), which was translated into a dozen languages and made into a feature Hollywood film in 1993. He was a much admired and appreciated professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Cornell, where he taught for over forty years.

- Boys and Girls Forever: Children's Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter by Alison Lurie - Dated 2003 by Penguin Books - Signed Edition - Inscription on title page reads "For Dan + Betty / with love / Alison"

- Truth and Consequences: A Novel by Alison Lurie - Dated 2005 by Viking - Signed EditionInscription on front flyleaf reads "For Dan / with best wishes / Alison."  This lot is from the personal estate library of Dan McCall (1940-2012), noted scholar and Cornell professor emeritus, author of over 20 titles, including "Jack the Bear"(1974), which was translated into a dozen languages and made into a feature Hollywood film in 1993. He was a much admired and appreciated professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Cornell, where he taught for over forty years.
 
Lot 5135

$40

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This diverse lot includes many obscure but fascinating works, such as histories of Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island railroad stations; "100 Years of Commerce in America" by Chauncey Depew, a 1925 photo guide to movie stars, and some beautifully bound literature in Norwegian. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots 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.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Many of these books are ex-library copies.
 
Lot 5136

$80

Title: A Manual of Drafting Instruments and Operations. In Four Divisions. Div. I.- Instruments and Materials. Div. II.- Fundamental Operations. Div. III. - Practical Constructions of Two Dimensions. Div. IV.- Elementary Aesthetics of Geometrical Drawing. Designed as a Text-Book, and for Self-Instruction.
Author: S. Edward Warren
Publisher: John Wiley & Son, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1868
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/116 pages plus 5 fold-out plates
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth Upper third of spine cover is detached and laid in. Covers display mild staining. Outside corners are lightly bumped. Binding is firm. Front endpaper has writing/markings in light pencil. Library stamp can be seen on front flyleaf. No other library marking or attachment is visible. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains many in-text illustrations. Fold-out plates at rear of volume are intact, with plate four showing darkening to lower margin and plate five darkening and small tears along fore edge. Two plates show hand coloring.
 
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