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Lot 5274

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on philosophy, art and music shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Omnipresence of the Deity: A Poem" (Samuel Maunder, 1827; bound in full strait-grain morocco) by Robert Montgomery, George Combe's "The Constitution of Man Considered in Relation to External Objects" (Fowler & Wells, 1880), and "The Digressionists: Sixth Exhibition Dinner" (1912), with original art in reproduction. 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 5275

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of authors' signatures shown in the corresponding image. This material is made up of the autographs of the following writers:

George Wm. Curtis. (Author, reformer) Signatures from July 4, 1875 and 1880.
Wm. T. Adams. (Children’s author.) Signature, as Adams, and as “Oliver Optic”, July 13, 1875. With another, similar, from 1880.
Paulding, J[As. K.] (Novelist, Secy of Navy). “Yours very respectfully” , signature with a paragraph. A few soil marks.
Chas. Reade (Novelist). Signature from a letter
Warner, Chas, Dudley. (Author). Signature, &c, 1881, partly faded.
Stoddard, R. H. (Author). Signature.
Thos. Balley Aldrich (Author). Signature.
Thomlinson, H. M. (Author). Signature
Mary Howitt (Author). Signature.
Plus others: Trowbridge, Stedman, Bunner, Bill Nye, Lummis, Holland, Boker, Bangs, Celia Thaxter & Parke Godwin.

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 5276

$50

Title: Extracts from the Diary of Jacob Hiltzheimer, of Philadelphia, 1765-1798
Author: Jacob Hiltzheimer
Editor: Jacob Cox Parsons
Publisher: Press of Wm. F. Fell & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1893
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 270 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work, with editor's signed inscription and tipped-in signed handwritten letter. Blank preliminary page contains two inscriptions. One in pencil appears over older inscription in ink and reads "Presented to Oswald (illegible last name) by," with the preposition inserted between the first elements of following: "Rev. S. D. McConnell D. D. / Compliments of / Jacob Cox Parsons."

Parsons' letter to the same, dated June 9, 1896, is folded, with blank portion of fold now pasted to front pastedown. Folded portion with writing measures approximately 4.5" x 7".

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Beveled boards show light wear, with small markings to front cover. Front hinge is cracked. Front flyleaf is nearly detached. Pages display occasional foxing and pencil marginalia. Sheet bearing a silhouette of Jacob Hiltzheimer now pasted onto front flyleaf.
 
Lot 5277

$55

Title: The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
Author: Eudora Welty - Eudora Alice Welty was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South. Her novel "The Optimist's Daughter" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. Her house in Jackson, Mississippi, is a National Historic Landmark and open to the public as a museum.
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
City: New York
Year: 1980
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/622 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this collection of stories by Eudora Welty. Author's inscription to Dan McCall's son on half title page reads "For Steven McCall / with best wishes / Eudora Welty / April 25, 1986."

Volume is bound in quarter-cloth spine with gilt lettering and gilt floral decoration to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Interior is clean and without markings. Dust jacket has stain and small tear to upper portion of rear panel. Otherwise only light shelfwear visible.

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 5278

$140

Title: The Personal History and Experience of David Copperfield, the Younger
Author: Charles Dickens [7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870]
Publisher: Stringer & Townsend
City: New York
Year: circa 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 264 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's catalogue and 14 "specimen pages" of the International Magazine
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with lightly bumped corners showing minor loss of material . Minor chipping also visible at ends of spine. Binding is firm. Pages show occasional light foxing. Illustrated with plates. Text appears in double columns.
 
Lot 5279

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the work of John Singer Sargent shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "John Singer Sargent: The Early Portraits" (Yale U.P., 1998) and "Sargent Abroad: Figures and Landscapes" (Abbeville Press, 1997).

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: 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. Please note that the dust jacket of Carter Ratcliff's "John Singer Sargent" shows damage.
 
Lot 5280

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Poetry of Bye-Gone Days, and Other Selected Pieces" (Richard Barrett, 1861) and Thomas T. Lynch's "Memorials of Theophilus Trinal, Student" (Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1850). 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 5281

$15

Title: Compilation of Laws relating to the Navy, Marine Corps, etc., from the Revised Statues and Subsequent Acts to March 3, 1883
Author: uncredited author
Editor: John W. Hogg
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 401 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This compilation of acts covers regulations for various branches of the armed forces of the United States and such topics as contracts and supplies, pay and allowances, promotion, retirement, desertion, bribes, murder, neutrality, alien enemies, etc.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. Book shows external wear concentrated at extremities. Binding is firm. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 5282

$70

Title: History of the Discovery of America, of the Landing of Our Forefathers, at Plymouth, and of Their Most Remarkable Engagements with the Indians, in New-England, from Their First Landing in 1620, until the Final Subjugation of the Natives in 1679. To Which Is Annexed, the Particulars of Almost Every Important Engagement with the Savages, at the Westward, to the Present Day, including the Defeat of Generals Braddock, Harmer and St. Clair, by the Indians at the Westward, the Creek and Siminole War, &c.
Author: Henry Trumbull
Publisher: Stephen Sewell
City: Boston
Year: 1819
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering to spine label. Rubbed, edgeworn boards are detached. Front flyleaf also detached. Text block is intact. Pages show foxing. Pages 17 to 24 show small closed tear to fore edge. Illustrated with fold-out woodcut frontispiece depicting defeat of Tecumseh in 1812 and 2 hand-colored plates. Intact frontispiece displays creasing and tears with minor loss of material at edges
 
Lot 5283

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

- Le desert dans Paris by Marie d'Heures - Dated 1824 by Pollet, Libraire - Antique volume is bound in quarter leather. Book shows external wear. Pages show foxing and light soiling.
- Le Saint Graal / La mort d'Artus by Jacques Boulenger - Dated 1923 by Plon-Nourrit et Cie, Imprimeurs-Editeurs - Antique volume has been rebound in quarter leather, with raised bands, over marbled paper-covered boards.
- Le chevalier a la charrette / Le chateau aventureux by Jacques Boulenger, Jacques Boulanger - Dated 1923 by Plon-Nourrit et Cie, Imprimeurs-Editeurs - Antique volume has been rebound in quarter leather, with raised bands, over marbled paper-covered boards.
- Nouveau dictionnaire historique: tables chronologiques by L. M. Chaudon, F. A. Delandine - Dated 1804 by Les heritiers de G. Le Roi Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No -  Antique volume is bound in full leather, rear board is detached. Covers show wear. Ex-library volume with stamps.
 
Lot 5284

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s), which include 11 compilations of antique Harper's magazines from the 1880s and 1890s, with an index volume. 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 boards are beautifully marbled, but several of them are detached.
 
Lot 5285

$80

Title: Elements et pratique de l'architecture navale, 1805
Author: David Steel
Publisher: Le Chasse-Maree/ArMen
City: Unknown
Year: 2001
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 19.5" Height: 20"
Condition / Notes: Gray-cloth clamshell folio folder contains full-sized reproduction of 38 folded plates, with English-language text on plates. Folder and plates are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 5286

$80

Title: The 20-Gun Ship Blandford
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.
 
Lot 5287

$45

Title: La Revolution de 1789
Author: Jean Robiquet, Philippe Sagnac
Publisher: Les Editions Nationales
City: Paris
Year: 1934
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 10" Height: 12.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Books show mild external wear, with minor loss of material at outside corners. Tightly-bound volumes have marbled endpapers and top edges tinted red. Pages of first volume are clean and without markings. Pages of second display faint water markings and light rippling along bottom edges of text block. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 5288

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- George Grosz by Herbert Bittner, uncredited author Edited by Herbert Bittner - Dated 1960 by Arts Inc. - First Edition - Introduction by Ruth Berenson & Norbert Muhlen. Well-preserved volume is similar dust jacket.
- Ecce Homo by George Grosz - Dated 1966 by Grove Press, Inc. - Other - see description - Second printing. Contains an introduction by Henry Miller. Lower outside corner of front board lightly bumped. Otherwise well-preserved volume in similar dust jacket.
 
Lot 5289

$40

Title: Whale Hunting with Gun and Camera: A Naturalist's Account of the Modern Shore-Whaling Industry, of Whales and Their Habits, and of Hunting Experiences in Various Parts of the World
Author: Roy Chapman Andrews - Roy Chapman Andrews was an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist who became the director of the American Museum of Natural History. He is primarily known for leading a series of expeditions through the fragmented China of the early 20th century into the Gobi Desert and Mongolia. The expeditions made important discoveries and brought the first-known fossil dinosaur eggs to the museum.

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1916
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxi/332 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "In this book I have endeavored to tell of modern shore whaling as I have seen it during the past eight years while collecting and studying cetaceans for the American Museum of Natural History. This work carried me twice around the world, as well as northward on two expeditions to Alaska, and southward to the tropic waters of Borneo and the Dutch East Indies." (author's preface)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work, with a card expressing author's compliments tipped in after copyright page.

Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Ex-library book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at head of spine and rubbing along spine edges. Covers also display rubbing and light soiling. Front endpaper has peeling. Rear endpaper and second half of text bock show moisture markings, the latter rather heavy but confined to edges and page margins. Text and illustrations are largely unaffected. Title page has number discretely written over publisher and traces of removal of card pocket from rear pastedown. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Contains many in-text photographic illustrations.
 
Lot 5290

$25

Title: The Owl Creek Letters and Other Correspondence
Author: William Cowper Prime
Publisher: Baker & Scribner
City: New York
Year: 1848
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 203 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on the front flyleaf reads "Edward S. (illegible last name) / with regards of / W. C. Prime."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with chipping and minor loss at edges and outside corners. Binding is sound. Antique newspaper is pasted to blank preliminary page. Previous owner's signature can be seen at top of title page. Pages display occasional foxing.
 
Lot 5291

$110

Title: The Eleventh Episode
Author: Edward Gorey (Raddory Gewe) - Edward St. John Gorey was an American writer and artist noted for his macabre illustrated books.
Publisher: The Fantod Press
City: New York
Year: 1971
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 30 unnumbered pages
Width: 6" Height: 5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work by Edward Gorey. This is one of 526 copies.

Stapled volume is bound in printed gray wrappers, with illustrations to covers. Previous owner's stamp can be seen in upper outside corner of inside cover. Book is otherwise in excellent condition.
 
Lot 5292

$45

Title: Tragigrotesken der Nacht: Traume von Wieland Herzfelde
Author: Wieland Herzfelde - Wieland Herzfelde was a German publisher and writer. He is particularly known for his links with German avant-garde art and Marxist thought, and was the brother of the photo montage artist John Heartfield, with whom he often worked.

Publisher: Der Malik Verlag
City: Berlin
Year: 1920
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 88 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is staple-bound in original stiff wrappers decorated with illustrations by George Grosz. Rear cover is detached. Front cover shows loss of tip of lower right corner (affecting last two letters of "Berlin"). Covers show light external wear, with staining from oxidized staples. Minor spotting is also visible on front cover. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated endpapers and numerous drawings also by Grosz.
 
Lot 5293

$475

Title: George Grosz: An Autobiography
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.
Translor: Nora Hodges
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1983
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/309 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of the autobiography of George Grosz. This is 10 of 150 of a special collector's edition that is accompanied by a page from one of the artist's sketchbooks.

Volume is bound in quarter leather with stamped gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial design representing a skeleton hanging by a rope. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of the artist's work and a small number of b&w photographs of Grosz at various stages of his life.

Accompanied by separate cloth-bound folder with drawing laid in. This leaf is a study of a young man, seated at a table, with one arm resting on the table, and the other supporting his head as he reads the book before him. It is dated 24. 12. 12 by the artist and bears the blind stamp of the Grosz Estate in the lower left corner.

Book book and folder are preserved in a clam-shell case with leather spine. Case displays very light shelfwear.
 
Lot 5294

$50

Title: Laws of the State of New-York, Comprising the Constitution and the Acts of the Legislature, since the Revolution, from the First to the Fifteenth Session, Inclusive. Volume II
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Thomas Greenleaf
City: New York
Year: 1792
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 521 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering to spine panel. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and rubbing to covers. Minor loss also visible at corners. Book is soundly bound. Previous owner's name and annotation appear on front flyleaf. Pages display occasional foxing.
 
Lot 5295

$55

Title: Grampa in Oz
Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson - Ruth Plumly Thompson was an American writer of children's stories.

She had already published her first children's book, The Perhappsy Chaps, and her second, The Princess of Cozytown, was pending publication when William Lee, vice president of Baum's publisher Reilly & Lee, solicited Thompson to continue the Oz series. (Rumors among fans that Thompson was Baum's niece were untrue.) Between 1921 and 1939, she wrote one Oz book a year. (Thompson was the primary supporter of her widowed mother and invalid sister, so that the annual income from the Oz books was important for her financial circumstances.)

Thompson's contributions to the Oz series are lively and imaginative, featuring a wide range of colorful and unusual characters. However, one particular theme repeats over and over throughout her novels, with little variation. Typically in each of Thompson's Oz novels, a child (usually from America) and a supernatural companion (usually a talking animal), while traveling through Oz or one of the neighboring regions, find themselves in an obscure community where the inhabitants engage in a single activity. The inhabitants of this community then capture the travelers, and force them to participate in this same activity.

Another major theme has elderly characters, most controversially, the "Good Witch of the North," being restored to "marriageable" age, possibly because Thompson herself never married. She had a greater tendency toward the use of romantic love stories (which Baum usually avoided in his fairy tales, with about 4 exceptions). While Baum's child protagonists tended to be little girls, Thompson's were boys. She emphasized humor to a greater extent than Baum did, and always considered her work for children, whereas Baum, while first and foremost considering his child audience, knew that his readership comprised all ages.

Thompson's last Oz story, "The Enchanted Island of Oz" (1976), was not originally written as an Oz book.
Publisher: The Reilly & Lee Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1924
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 271 pages plus 4 pages of advertisement
Width: 7" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this the eighteenth title in the series of Oz books and the fourth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson.

Antique volume is bound in brick-red cloth with color pictorial front pastedown. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to pastedown. Upper outside corners are lightly bumped. Front hinge is cracked. Name has been written into drawing containing caption "This Book belongs to ..." Small color sticker and trace of glue residue can be seen upper outside corner of opposite page. Book has pictorial endpapers in black and white. Yellow-edged pages display sporadic light foxing. All twelve full-colored plates are present. All plates in proper pagination and printed on stock coated one side only. Advertisements at rear of volume for the Oz series (with list of famous Oz books running to number 17), "The Teenie Weenie Books," "Classics for Children," and "About Skeezix and Uncle Walt."

Please note that type on pages 171 and 189 is undamaged, as called for for the first edition.
 
Lot 5296

$30

Details: The twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac are depicted in exquisitely crafted, colorful cut paper figures, and have been professionally mounted and framed in two collages. Each one measures 13-1/2" x 23".

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. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These framed collages are in excellent condition . Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5297

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of Ithaca and Cornell University shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a typed manuscript of "Before Cayuga" by C. R. Roseberry and "Cornell Verse" (Historical Publishing Company, 1897) compiled by Henry Adelbert Lyon. 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 5298

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique colored lithographs shown in the corresponding image. The items in this Civil War collection contain representations of the Army of the Cumberland, the Union Army in Savannah and the issuing of the first number of the Loyal Georgian, a bird's-eye view of RIchmond and vicinity, the first day's firing at Yorktown (April, 1862), and Confederate batteries on Sewall's Point and Craney Island. These illustrations are taken from the periodical Harper's Weekly. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These matted lithographs are well preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are bright. Matted engravings measure approximately 20" x 16".
 
Lot 5299

$60

Title: Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature and Art. Volume XXX
Author: uncredited author
Editor: George R. Graham
Publisher: George R. Graham & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1847
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 328 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in black cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book in sturdy library binding shows very light shelfwear. Original illustrated front cover is present. Previous owner's signature and date of 1847 are written in ink in upper right corner of title page. Pages display foxing, at time heavy, throughout. Illustrated with bright, sharp mezzotint and steel engravings, including a number offering representations of Native American life and culture, as well as impressive depictions of natural scenery and landscapes. Book also has a number of fashion plates.
 
Lot 5300

$70

Details: This lot includes the chromolithographs shown in the corresponding image. These plates by American naturalist and artist Sherman Foote Denton were used to illustrate the New York State Fish and Game Commission annual reports from 1895 to 1907. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: All matted engravings are well preserved in shrink wrap. Colors are bright. Four of these matted engravings measure approximately 17" x 13.25", the remaining two 16.25" x 12.25".
 
Lot 5301

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of books on American Revolutionary War history shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include a signed first edition of Carl van Doren's "The Secret History of the American Revolution," books on Generals Lafayette (in French), Burgoyne and his campaign, the signers of the Declaration of Independence, a general history of the war, and a volume on the pre-war colonial history of America. 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. The paper-bound French books are very fragile. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5302

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of three botanical plates shown in the corresponding image. These are original hand-colored copperplate engravings from the Miller's seminal work "The Gardener's Dictionary" (1755-1760). Plate numbers in Roman numerals appear in upper right corner of plates (XXXI, CLVI, CCXL). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Matted original hand-tinted engravings are well preserved in shrinkwrap. All three matted engravings measure approximately 14.25" x 19".
 
Lot 5303

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books from the personal library of Cornell professor Dan McCall shown in the corresponding image(s). These are works of literary criticism and translations of his literary work, particularly of "Jack the Bear" (1974). A number of these titles are present in multiple copies. These books were Jack McCall's personal copies of his own works.

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.

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 5304

$10

Details: This lot is comprised of three large 1950's school debate trophies. The figures are made of gold-colored pot metal, and the urns appear to be brass. Two have oak bases, the base of the third is ivory-colored plastic. The tallest of this is 23" in height, and bears the figure of Abraham Lincoln at the top.

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 trophies are in generally good condition. Please note that the gold finish is flaking off Lincoln's shoulder, and one of the angel's urn has a rough top.
 
Lot 5305

$10

Title: Maps To Accompany the Thirteenth Annual Report of the State Board of Health of New York
Author: Various
Publisher: James B. Lyon, State Printer
City: Albany
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Contains 27 fold-out maps.
Condition / Notes: Antique book is bound in black cloth. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is separated between maps 1 and 2. Preliminary pages and rear endpaper display water markings to edges. One panel of map 19 is detached. Map 14 has tears to folds.
 
Lot 5306

$45

Details: This well-made enameled badge was the insignia of the Luxemburg collaborationist forces during WWII. After the Nazi occupation of Luxemburg, a Racial German Movement (Volksdeutsche Bewegung, or VDB), was formed, and this badge was its emblem. The badge appears to be enamel on silver, and features a rampant lion surmounted by a swastika and oak leaves. It measures 1" x 2".
Condition / Notes: The badge is tarnished, but is in otherwise good condition. There are some scratches on the enamel, but it is not chipped.
 
Lot 5307

$55

Title: Design of Small Fishing Vessels
Author: uncredited author
Editor: John Fyson
Publisher: Fishing News Books Ltd.
City: Farnham, England
Year: 1985
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 320 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in laminated illustrated orange covers. Book shows light shelfwear, with lightly bumped lower right corner of front board. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with diagrams and plans.
 
Lot 5308

$35

Details: This interesting and varied lot consists of a large group of vintage stamps, postcards, and envelopes (covers) dating from the mid-20th c. shown in the corresponding image(s). Covers date from 1946 through the 1950s, and are from all over the world -- Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Many of the envelopes have stamps inside them. There are also many American stamps (some unused) from the 1950s and '60s. There are approximately 150 covers included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of the stamps are in good condition, some loose, some still affixed to covers. Some are in blocks, both canceled and unused. Most covers are intact, others no longer have their backs. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
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