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Lot 5172

$25

Title: America Illustrated
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Manhattan Printing and Publishing Co.
City: New York
Year: 1877
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 121 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped purple cloth with bright gilt lettering and black ornamental designs to front cover. Book shows external wear, with fading to spine and along edges of boards. Binding is sound. Gift inscription with original drawing appear on blank preliminary page. Interior displays sporadic light foxing confined to margins. Illustrated with seventy-six illustrations from wood engravings, many full-page, of "superb creations of Nature that distinguish this country above all others," with images of Yellowstone Valley, the White Mountains, the Mississippi River, the East River, the Great Lakes, as well as of a number of great cities of the United States
 
Lot 5173

$60

Title: M. Valerii Martialis Epigrammata, cum notis Farnabii et variorum, geminoq[ue] indice tum rerum tum auctorum, accurante Cornelio Schrevelii
Author: Martial - Marcus Valerius Martialis (known in English as Martial), was a Latin poet from Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula) best known for his twelve books of "Epigrams," published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan. In these short, witty poems he cheerfully satirizes city life and the scandalous activities of his acquaintances, and romantisizes his provincial upbringing. He wrote a total of 1,561, of which 1,235 are in elegiac couplets. He is considered to be the creator of the modern epigram.
Publisher: Francis Hack
City: Leyden
Year: 1661
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 794 pages plus 46 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine label. Book shows external wear, with cracking along edges of spine, minor loss of material at corners, and faded lettering. Ends of spine display chipping. Minor loss of material is visible at corners. Book has marbled endpapers and edges are tinted red. Illustrated with engraved title page featuring two centaurs. Pages with red edges show scattered light foxing.
 
Lot 5174

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing, second issue of John Steinbeck's novella "Of Mice and Men" (1937), a first edition of John Lodwick's biography of Armenian businessman and philanthropist Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian and a antique decoratively bound "Wonders of the World" (1899). 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 5175

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique European history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1908) and J. B. Crabtree's "The Passing of Spain and the Ascendency of America" (King-Richardson Publishing, 1898). 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 5176

$35

Book Details: Upstate New York history is the main focus of this lot, with the interesting exception being a limited, first edition of "New York in Literature" (1947), which associates places with the writers who lived there all over New York state and Manhattan. A limited edition, hand-made Roycroft book is also in this lot, as is a rare volume on the history of rowing crew at Cornell University, and volumes on Lake Champlain, Saratoga, and Fort Ticonderoga. ). 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 good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5177

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique colored ornithological lithographs shown in the corresponding image. Among the plates in this collection are images of various bird species by George Edwards (1694-1773), one of the foremost naturalists of the Age of Enlightenment, and Eleazar Albin. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These botanical plates have been professionally matted and are well preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are vibrant.Three of these matted engravings measure approximately 14" x 16.25", with the fourth measuring 15" x 13".
 
Lot 5178

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of antique opera program shown in the corresponding image. This celebrated work by Gilbert and Sullivan, "An Entirely New and Original Japanese Opera in Two Acts, Entitled The Mikado; or the Town of Titipu," is presented here in this the libretto of the play "as Performed by the McCaull Opera Co." This is an original program "reprinted from the English Libretto published and sold by CHAPPELL & CO. in London" was published by H. Grau of New York. This is an early American edition of this work, with engraved portrait of Sullivan to front cover and list of cast from the original performance at the Savoy Theatre in London. No date is indicated, presumably from 1885, the year of the premiere. Libretto measures approximately 5.75" x 9".

Condition / Notes: This stapled forty-page booklet lacks rear wrapper. Front pink wrapper and title page are detached. Wrapper shows small (closed) tears and chipping at edges, with minor loss of material, most visible at upper right corner. Cover also displays light soiling. Very minor staining is visible to a number of pages, with light vertical creasing at mid-section.
 
Lot 5179

$15

Book Details: This lot of interesting vintage and antique miscellany includes a history of Poland, a 1916 compilation of Cornell University student writing, two books written for Victorian children, and a report from an 1889 meeting of the Philadelphia bar association containing a tribute to William Henry Rawle. 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 good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Note that the bar association report are a few bound pages torn out of a larger book, have no covers. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5180

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second Canadian copyright edition of Louisa M. Alcott's "Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men"" (Wm. Bryce, Publisher, 1887) and "The Little Picture Bible: Containing Interesting Stories from the Old Testaments" (S. Babcock, c. 1845), with illustrations by Alexander Anderson. 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 5181

$50

Book Details: These antique children's books were all illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. The cover of "Treasure Island," which is included here, is one of his most famous. In addition to Robert Louis Stevenson, other writers represented include Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ("The Yearling") and John Fox, Jr. ("The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come). 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 good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Note that the copies of "Treasure Island" and "The Yearling" have dust jackets. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5182

$110

Title: Der Spiesser-Spiegel: 60 Berliner Bilder nach Zeichnungen mit einer Selbstdarstellung des Kunstlers
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: Carl Reissner Verlag
City: Dresden
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 14 pages plus 60 plates
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and artist's facsimile signature to front cover. Book shows external wear, with sunning along edges and parts of spine. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Profusely illustrated.

Intact dust jacket shows taping to flap edges, spine and along edges of front and back panels. Covers show small perforations and light soiling.
 
Lot 5183

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a 1940 edition of Ernest Hemingway's Spanish Civil War novel "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (with Scribner "A" on copyright page and no seal), Simone de Beauvoir's "America Day by Day" (Duckworth, 1952) and a limited edition of Pierre Louys' "Aphrodite: moeurs antiques" (Rombaldi, 1937). 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 5184

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of antique original colored lithographs shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are pictures from the satirical equestrian series "An Academy for Grown Horsemen" (Vernor et al., 1809) by Geoffrey Gambado and a pair of original, hand-colored etchings from "Ask Mamma; or, The Richest Commoner in England" (Bradbury and Evans, 1858), illustrated by John Leech (1817-1864). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These professionally matted engravings are well preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are bright. Matted engraving measures approximately 12.25" x 10.25".
 
Lot 5185

$10

Title: Memoirs of Eliphalet Nott, D.D. Ll.D. for Sixty-Two Years President of Union College
Author: C. Van Santvoord, Tayler Lewis
Publisher: Sheldon & Company
City: New York
Year: 1876
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 390 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is sound. Foxing concentrated at ends of text block. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and one additional portrait plate.
 
Lot 5186

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

- Histoire de Washington et de la fondation des la republique des Etats-Unis par Cornelis de Wit. Precedee d'une etude historique sur Washington par M. Guizot by Cornelis de Witt - Dated 1859 by Didier et Ce, Libraires-Editeurs - Nouvelle edition revue et corrigee."

- Origine et fondation des Etats-Unis d'Amerique by P. Lorain - Dated 1853 by Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. - "Ouvrage revu par M. Guizot"

- Beautes de l'histoire des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique septentrionale: tableau historique pittoresque et moral des Evenemens des Villes et des habitans de ces divers Etats by Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Nougaret - Dated Unknown by Librairie Enfantine et Juvenile de Pre. Maumus Editeur - Stated third edition.
 
Lot 5187

$35

Title: Ship and Aircraft Fairing and Development: For Draftsmen and Loftsmen and Sheet Metal Workers
Author: S. S. Rabl
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press
City: New York
Year: 1941
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 90 pages
Width: 12.25" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: Oblong volume with plastic comb-binding is in original wrappers. Illustrated front cover shows water stain at fore edge, book otherwise shows only mild external wear. Binding is sound. Faint water marking appears on fore edge of a small number of pages, otherwise interior is clean and without markings. Contains frontispiece photo, in-text illustrations and 46 full-page plates.
 
Lot 5188

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

- The Citadel by A. J. Cronin - Dated 1945 by Little, Brown and Company - Signed Edition - Signed by the author on front flyleaf. Inscription reads "For John W. Hanes / with / every good wish / A. C. Cronin."
- The Cardinal's Mistress by Benito Mussolini Translated by Hiram Motherwell - Dated 1928 by Albert & Charles Boni
- Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence - Dated 1923 by Martin Secker - Table of Contents page is detached.
 
Lot 5189

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera and books, all from the 1920s, shown in the corresponding image(s). Included is an old map of Westchester County, a book for artists on mixing colors, a book on the Native Americans of the Southwest, and a pamphlet on the missions of old California. 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 good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5190

$35

Title: Heroes of Albany: A Memorial of the Patriot-Martyrs of the City and County of Albany, Who Sacrificed Their Lives during the Late War in Defence of Our Nation, 1861-1865, with a View of What Was Done in the County To Sustain the United States Government; and Also Brief Histories of the Albany Regiments
Author: Rufus W. Clark
Publisher: S. R. Gray, Publishers
City: Albany
Year: 1867
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 870 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped pebbled brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with tears and loss of material at ends and edges of spine. Outside corners also display minor loss of material. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Plates and tissue guards show varying degrees of foxing. Illustrated with color frontispiece and engraved portraits.
 
Lot 5191

$20

Title: Chits from West Africa: Stories and Sketches from the Tropics
Author: J. M. Stuart-Young
Publisher: Arthur H. Stockwell
City: London
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 352 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in orange cloth with black lettering to spine and stamped gilt lettering and black pictorial design to front cover. This ex-library volume shows mild external wear and has the customary library markings and attachment. Large bookplate can be seen on front pastedown.
 
Lot 5192

$110

Title: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum - Lyman Frank Baum was an American author of children's books, best known for writing "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels, 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works predicted such century-later commonplaces as television, laptop computers ("The Master Key"), wireless telephones ("Tik-Tok of Oz"), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations ("Mary Louise in the Country"), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing ("Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work").

Publisher: The Reilly & Britton Co. Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1908
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this the fourth book set in the Land of Oz.

Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with black lettering and silver pictorial design representing the tin man on spine cover. Pastedown on front cover is intact, with bright, vivid colors. Book shows mild shelfwear. Binding is detached, with front endpaper attached to binding and rear flyleaf attached to intact text block. Book has pictorial endpapers in yellow and black. Captioned drawing on preliminary page intended to indicate ownership has name and address in pencil. Gift inscription in ink appears at top of half title page. Publisher's advertisements lists three titles ending with "John Dough and the Cherub. A small number of pages display very light smudging at margins. Pages are almost entirely clean and bright. Illustrated with 15 of 16 color plates, as well as textual and full-page b&w illustrations.
 
Lot 5193

$120

Details: This lot consists of vintage collectible scientific toys and science-themed kits. Items manufactured by Wilesco, some stamped Western Germany, include a model steam engine, and miniature drill press, table saw, and bench grinder. These are beautifully machined. Also included in a Bunsen burner, litmus papers, small test tubes, and two "Things of Science Kits" from 1950-2. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: The "Things of Science" kits have been opened but appear to be intact. The Wilesco toys all have some corrosion, particularly around their bases, but appear to be in working order. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 5194

$60

Title: Le livre rouge de la Commune: extrait du Journal Officiel
Author: Georges D'Heylli
Publisher: E. Dentu, Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1871
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 173 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: An alphabetical list of all the officials of the Paris Commune, the revolutionary government that briefly ruled Paris from March 18 (more formally, from March 28) to May 28, 1871. List also provides the date(s) of their appointment to their position(s). Contains appendices providing history of the Commune, reproductions of articles and historical documents, as well as list detailing "the origin and nationalities" of Commune officials.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed paper wrappers. Book shows external wear, with detached front cover and loss of nearly entire spine cover. Binding is sound. Partially uncut pages show scattered light foxing.
 
Lot 5195

$70

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

Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother and multiple migrations. He had discovered his calling as a writer by the age of 11, and for the rest of his childhood he honed his writing ability. Capote began his professional career writing short stories. The critical success of one story, "Miriam" (1945), attracted the attention of Random House publisher Bennett Cerf, resulting in a contract to write "Other Voices, Other Rooms" (1948). Capote earned the most fame with "In Cold Blood" (1966), a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home, a book Capote spent four years writing, with much help from Harper Lee, who wrote the famous "To Kill a Mockingbird." A milestone in popular culture, "In Cold Blood" was the peak of his literary career, though it was not his final book. In the 1970s, he maintained his celebrity status by appearing on television talk shows.
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 343 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "In Cold Blood" is a 1966 book by American author Truman Capote detailing the brutal 1959 murders of Herbert Clutter, a successful farmer from Holcomb, Kansas, his wife, and two of their four children. When Capote learned of the quadruple murder, before the killers were captured, he decided to travel to Kansas and write about the crime. He was accompanied by his childhood friend and fellow author Nelle Harper Lee, and together they interviewed local residents and investigators assigned to the case and took thousands of pages of notes. The killers, Richard "Dick" Hickock and Perry Smith, were arrested some six weeks after the murders, and Capote ultimately spent six years working on the book. The book became the greatest crime seller at the time and is almost universally acknowledged as one of the best books of its type ever written.

Some critics consider Capote's work the original non-fiction novel, although other writers had already explored the genre, such as Rodolfo Walsh in "Operación Masacre." The book examines the complex psychological relationship between two parolees who together commit a mass murder. Capote's book also explores the lives of the victims and the effect of the crime on the community where they lived. "In Cold Blood" is regarded by critics as a pioneering work of the true crime genre.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing (so stated on copyright page) of Truman Capote's masterpiece.

Volume is bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and the author' initials in gilt on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing to upper half of rear spine edge. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.

Dust jacket is true first with date code listed as 1/66 and price intact (5.95) on front flap, and the reference to Random House being the publishers of the The American College Dictionary and Modern Library on back flap. Jacket shows light shelfwear.

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 5196

$250

Details: This lot includes the 20-franc gold coin shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece was known as the Gallic Rooster, or Coq Gaulois, as one side of the coin displays the unofficial national symbol of France as a nation, while the other displays the laureled head of Marianne, the national emblem of France and an allegory of Liberty and Reason that are viewed as the values of the French state. This coin bears the date 1914. The words "Republique francaise" can be read on the obverse, "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite" on the reverse.

Please note that this lot is one of ten of these coins (ranging from 1906 to 1914) that we are offering during this auction.

Condition / Notes: Coin is bright, with some age/wear indications. Coin measures approximately .75" in diameter.
 
Lot 5197

$275

Details: This numismatic lot consists of two antique American silver certificates, an 1899 large bill and a 1935a small bill; and nine silver dollars from the 1920s. These are all Morgan Peace Liberty Head dollars. Other numismatic lots are also listed in this auction.

Condition / Notes: The 1899 silver certificate is rated in Very Good condition, the 1935 bill is in Fine condition, and the silver dollars are all graded Extremely Fine.
 
Lot 5198

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the titles "Little Travelers around the World: Visits to People of Other Lands" (A. S. Barnes & Co., 1907), with pictures by George Bonawitz, "The Yearling" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955), with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, and Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories" (Doubleday reprint). 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 5199

$100

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Notable among this collection of volumes on New York state history is a complete set of records on the "Ecclesiastical History" of NY during the early colonial and Revolutionary War era. Locations covered include the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, Saratoga, and the Adirondacks. Volumes on the Iroquois and the Mohawks 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 5200

$250

Title: Souvenirs de marine: collection de plans ou dessins de navires et de bateaux anciens ou modernes existants ou disparus avec les elements numeriques necessaires a leur construction
Author: Edmond Paris
Publisher: Editions des 4 Seigneurs
City: Grenoble
Year: 1975
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 17.75" Height: 13"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this monumental French-language nautical reference work. This is number 971 of 1700.

Folio set is bound in dark blue cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. First volume shows soiling along bottom edges of front cover and spine. Books otherwise display only light external wear. Bookplate can be seen on front pastedown of first volume. Pages are clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated.

Dust jacket of first volume has taping along and at edges, with small tears to outside corners. Dust jackets of volumes 2 and 3 show only minor wear.
 
Lot 5201

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s), seven volumes of the notorious avant-garde periodical, "The Yellow Book," dating from 1894-1897. 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 good condition with some age/wear indications. The covers are soiled, but the bindings are intact, with wear showing on the edges. Some pages are still uncut.
 
Lot 5202

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique color lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains numerous children's literature illustrations. A number of these are by English children's book illustrator and writer Kate Greenaway, with illustrations of hers for "Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes (Frederick Warne and Co.), "The April Baby's Book of Tunes" (Macmillan, 1901) and "Marigold Garden: Pictures and Rhymes" (Frederick Warnes & Co., c. 1900). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Lithographs are preserved in shrink-wrapped matting of archival quality. Colors are bright and fresh.
 
Lot 5203

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of art vephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is made up of woodcut prints and original Asian art. Among the artists present in this collection are Clare Leighton, C. O. Woodbury, F. B. Harnack, Charles Wilimovsky, and John A. Murphy. 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 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 5204

$15

Title: The Geography and History of Vermont. Also the Constitution of the United States, with Notes and Questions
Author: Pliny H. White, S. R. Hall
Publisher: C. W. Willard
City: Montpelier, Vermont
Year: 1870
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 270 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebacked. Book has blind-stamped covers and gilt-lettered spine that bears a small blue plastic label with the letter "F." Exterior shows wear, with rubbing to spine, loss of material at head of spine and lightly-bumped outside corners. Binding is firm. Endpapers display foxing. Pages are clean, with only light marginal foxing. Illustrated with plate giving heights of mountains, county maps and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 5205

$110

Details: This lot includes the group of black Americana shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are the scarce anti-slavery publications "The Journal of John Woolman" (James R. Osgood and Company, 1871) with an introduction by John G. Whittier (first of this Whittier edition), and a piece sheet music entitled "Little Eva; Uncle Tom's Guardian Angel" (John P. Jewett & Company, 1852), by Harriet Beecher Stowe, with poetry by John G. Whittier. Also present are original minstrel show photos and three unused Civil War envelopes with black caricature lithographs. 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 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.
 
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