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Lot 4001

$150
Title: The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln, with a Portrait on Steel. To Which Is Added a Biographical Sketch of Hon. Hannibal Hamlin.
Author: D. W. Barlett
Publisher: Derby & Jackson, Publishers
Printing Year: 1860

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce biography of Abraham Lincoln published during the 1860 presidential campaign to introduce him to a national audience. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait. This volume was professionally rebound in the mid to late Twentieth Century, with a major portion of the original spine re-attached to the new binding. New endpapers are present. The volume shows minor age/wear indications, and is solidly bound with pages that show very occasional markings. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 354 pages with 5 pages of publisher's advertisements.
 
Lot 4002

$800
Title: The Cat In The Hat
Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1957 First Edition/First Issue

Condition/Details: Bound in unglazed pictorial boards, this vintage volume is the collected first edition, first issue of Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s tale The Cat In The Hat. The volume is in the first issue dust jacket, identified by "200/200" on the front flap, no mention of the Beginner Book Series on the rear wrapper, and the phrase "Printed in U.S.A." is not on the bottom back flap. The text on the spine reads (from top to bottom): THE CAT IN THE HAT (in white) Dr. Seuss (in red) RANDOM HOUSE (in black). The volume is also bound in a single signature, identifying it as a first issue. The classic, whimsical illustrations of Dr. Seuss are present throughout the volume and the endpapers. The volume shows very well, with only light external age/wear, including some rubbing along the extremities. The jacket also shows well, with some light creasing and minor chipping along the edges, and is in a protective, clear mylar cover. The volume is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. An ink gift inscription is present on the page opposite of the title page, dated 1957. The book measures approximately 6.75" x 9.25" and contains 61 pages.
 
Lot 4003

$175
Title: The Works of O. Henry
Author: O. Henry
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co.
Printing Year: 1920
Number of Volumes: Complete 13-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in three-quarter leather with raised spine bands and gilt tooling, this antique set is a scarce collection of works by noted author O. Henry. The handsome volumes feature marbled endpapers and bright gilded top page edges. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing to the leather on the spines and light shelf wear. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The volumes have a faint tobacco aroma. The books measure approximately 4.75" x 7.75".
 
Lot 4004

$350
Title: History of the War of Independence of The United States of America
Author: Charles Botta
Publisher: J. Maxwell, Philadelphia
Printing Year: 1820-21 First edition
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Handsomely bound in three-quarter leather over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers and marbled page edges, this antique set is a very scarce first American edition and the first English translation of this detailed work on the American Revolution. Charles Botta originally wrote the work in Italian, and George Alexander Otis translated this edition into English. The volumes show mild external age/wear, concentrated to the leather and extremities, and are solidly bound with clean, age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.5".
 
Lot 4005

$60
Title: The History of Charles XII: King of Sweden
Author: Voltaire
Publisher: Vernor & Hood Birchin Lane & Ogilvy & Speare Middle Row Holborn
Printing Year: 1793

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce biography of Charles XII (1682-1718) by the famous French philosopher. As stated on the title page, this is "A new translation from the last Paris edition," and the frontispiece is dated 1793. Two hand-colored portraits are present as the frontispiece and on the title page. This volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the leather and the front board separating from the spine. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4" x 7" and contains 388 pages.
 
Lot 4006

$225
Title: Bradley's Atlas of the World
Author: William M. Bradley
Publisher: Wm. M. Bradley & Co.
Printing Year: 1891

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized brown pebbled cloth with gilt lettering on the front board, this large antique volume contains an assortment of hand-colored maps featuring countries and continents around the world. The volume is complete, with hand-colored maps numbered 1 through 75, with an unpaginated map between pages 38 and 39. Many of the maps span two pages. The volume shows light external age/wear, with the original leather corners and spine cover lacking and the boards separated from the text block along the internal hinges. Modern, maroon cloth is along the spine. The text block is securely bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with crimson edges. The maps show very well, with gorgous hand-coloring. The book measures approximately 14" x 19.25".
 
Lot 4007

$325
Title: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: A. C. Armstrong & Son
Printing Year: 1884
Number of Volumes: Complete six-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in three-quarter leather with five raised spine bands and bright gilt tooling and lettering in each compartment, this antique set is a collection of works by Edgar Allan Poe, with an introduction and a memoir by Richard Henry Stoddard. The work is illustrated with frontispiece illustrations and several fold-out facsimiles of Poe's manuscripts in volume one. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, featuring gilded top edges. The volumes have a faint tobacco aroma. The books measure approximately 5.25" x 7.75".
 
Lot 4008

$200
Title: Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth, From Pictures, Drawings and Scarce Prints
Author: Samuel Ireland
Publisher: R. Faulder and J. Egerton
Printing Year: 1794-1799
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in handsome light tan leather with decorative gilt tooling and dentelles, this antique set features the illustrations of noted artist William Hogarth in the possession of the author, Samuel Ireland, of "A Picturesque Tour Through Holland, Brabant, &C. and of the Picturesque Beauties of the Rivers Thames and Medway." The work contains many full-page illustrations. Both volumes contain the original half-title page. The volumes were decoratively rebound in the mid-late Nineteenth Century, with a small label on the front endpaper of volume one of the bindery Myers & Co. of London. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities and the corners lightly bumped. A decorative bookplate is present on the front endpapers of Sir John William Lubbock. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring gilded edges. The books measure approximately 6.75" x 9.5".
 
Lot 4009

$140
Title: Shorter Poems
Author: Robert Bridges
Publisher: Daniel Press
Printing Year: 1894 Limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter green leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering along the spine, this antique volume contains five parts of poetry from by British poet Robert Bridges, and part six, the Index. This is a limited edition collection, with each part hand-numbered three of 150 copies. The volume were rebound in the mid-Twentieth Century, with a notation listing the binder as Maltby Oxford (likely Alfred Maltby & Son Ltd.) on the front free endpaper. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and leather and light wear along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring deckled edges. The book measures approximately 7.25" x 9". Each part is separately paginated.
 
Lot 4010

$70
Title: A New and Complete System of Arithmetic. Composed for the Use of the Citizens of the United States
Author: Nicolas Pike
Publisher: Isaiah Thomas (Worcester, Massachusetts)
Printing Year: 1797

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with maroon spine label, gilt lettering and raised spine bands, this antique volume is a scarce arithmetic work. This volume is a second edition, enlarged, revised and corrected by Ebenezer Adams. The work covers a variety of topics, from addition to federal money, fractions, geometry, interest and much more. Diagrams and tables are found throughout the volume, as well as sample mathematical problems. The work was printed on laid paper at the press of Isaiah Thomas, by Leonard Worcester. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and wear to the boards and the corners lightly bumped. The title page and the two following pages are detached or separating from the volume, the rest of the binding is tight, with age-toned and foxed pages, showing occasional moisture indications. The front free endpaper and any pages prior to the title page are lacking. Antique, ink writing is present on the front endpaper, title page and the rear endpapers. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8" and contains 516 pages.
 
Lot 4012

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Boston and Massachusetts history titles:

- Actions of the Massachusetts Historical Society by uncredited author - Dated 1882 by The Massachusetts Historical Society - Volume seven of the fifth series only.
- Register of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by uncredited author - Dated 1916 by The Society - Tipped-in color frontispiece portrait.
- Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of Boston by uncredited author - Dated 1859 by Geo. C. Rand & Avery - Moisture and external wear.
- The Municipal Register For 1897 by uncredited author - Dated 1897 by Municipal Printing Office (Boston)
- The Municipal Register For 1887 by uncredited author - Dated 1887 by Rockwell and Churchill
- The Municipal Register For 1932 by uncredited author - Dated 1932 by Printing Department
- Life of Josiah Quincy by Edmund Quincy - Dated 1868 by Ticknor and Fields
- Memorial of Hon. Thomas Green, A Boston Merchant by Eligah Horr - Dated 1892 by Privately Published

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4013

$50
Title: Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Author: various
Publisher: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Printing Year: 1870s-1880s and 1990s
Number of Volumes: 18-volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set provides a history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These volumes are bound compilations of the magazines. The volumes from the 1800s are in period bindings. The volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The antique volumes show advanced wear, with detached and lacking boards and spine covers, and some pages showing chipping and wear. Stamps from a historical society are present. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.5".
 
Lot 4015

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique tropical exploration titles:

- Lost in Nicaragua by Hezekiah Butterworth - Dated 1898 by W. A. Wilde & Company - Decorative binding.
- Caroni Gold by L. R. Dennison- Dated 1943 by Hastings House
- The Adventures of a Tropical Tramp by Harry L. Foster - Dated 1930 by Dodd, Mead and Company
- The River of Seven Stars by Arthur O. Friel - Dated 1924 by Harper & Brothers - Stated first edition. Ex-library volume.
- From the Deep Woods to Civilization, Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian by Charles A. Eastman - Dated 1916 by Little, Brown, and Company - Ex-library volume.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4016

$40
This lot includes the group of furnishings and architecture ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material features a pamphlet from Sherwin-Williams on selecting paint colors, with several illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Also included are books and pamphlets on applying Royal Worcester to China, craft materials, NATCO Homes, home decorating, pottery and collectibles, and more. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. 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 4017

$55
This lot includes eleven titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are navy and deeper shades of blue in color. The books are bound in quality leather with desirable features such as gilt tooling, raised bands, deep pattern blind-stamp tooling to the boards, and were executed with a high degree of competence. The quality of the leather and the workmanship shows beautifully, this was clearly a labor of love. The books have the appearance one would expect of important seventeenth or eighteenth century bindings, when they were new. The contents of the books range widely, we've shown the spines with the titles, in the corresponding images. These books are in excellent condition, like new externally with some mild age indications to the text blocks.
 
Lot 4018

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature and children's books:

- Rile Child Verse by James Whitcomb Riley - Dated 1906 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company
- Stuart Little by E. B. White - Dated 1945 by Harper & Row - Early printing of this classic children's tale in the dust jacket.
- The Ivory Tower by Henry James - Dated 1923 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- When We Were Little: Children's Rhymes of Oyster Bay by Mary Fanny Youngs - Dated 1919 by E. P. Dutton & Company - With introduction by Theodore Roosevelt.
- My Book of Ten Fishes by Rosalie G. Mendel - Dated 1916 by Whitman Publishing Co.
- Three Little Pigs Illustrated by John Rea Neill - Dated 1904 by Henry Altemus Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4019

$90
This auction lot includes the following pair of vintage children's titles:

- Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans - Dated 1939 by Simon and Schuster - First edition of this classic children's story. Clear tape is present along the spine. Colorful endpapers and illustrations throughout. Lacking dust jacket.
- Calico the Wonder Horse or The Saga of Stewy Stinker by Virginia Lee Burton - Dated 1950 by Houghton Mifflin Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4020

$80
This lot includes the group of New York State-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes pieces from New York City, as well as items from Johnson City, Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester, Mount Vision, Jamestown, and Mecklenburg, among many others towns and cities. Items include personal correspondence, business advertisements, antique newspapers, business letterheads, and much more. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. 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 4021

$45
This lot includes the group of decorative antique girls' books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature gilt decorations and lettering, and include works by Louisa May Alcott, Legh Richmond and Virginia F. Townsend, among other authors. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4022

$110
Title: The Jolly Jump-Ups See the Circus
Author: Geraldine Clyne
Publisher: McLoughlin Brothers, Inc.
Printing Year: 1944

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff paper boards, with a brightly illustrated front board, this volume is a scarce children's pop-up book from the Jolly Jump-Ups series. This volume contains six color pop-ups showing intricate scenes at the "Jingling Brothers Greatest Show." The pop-ups are all complete and in excellent condition. The volume shows mild external age/wear with light rubbing, light pencil writing on the front board and light moisture to the rear board. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 7 3/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 4023

$40
This lot includes the pre-Civil War handwritten document from Alabama. This document is dated 1831 from the State of Alabama, Lawrence County. This appears to be a personal affidavit regarding a legal matter. It is signed by A. T. Shaw, J. P. and has the mark of Ephram Shaw. The document discusses an estate of David Marion (spelling?) and William D. Hart, and discusses pork hogs and slaves, stating "the sale of all his negroes to Col. Albert C. Horfon." The document is on period paper, measuring approximately 13" x 8.25", and contains cross outs and signs of having been folded. Tears are beginning along some of the folds, primarily along the bottom edge. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 4024

$150
This lot includes the group of original antique correspondence and documents shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a modern binder containing mid-late 1800's indentures, deeds and other paperwork, as well as other paperwork from Central New York, Northern Pennsylvania, Virginia and other areas. The leases include several from the Susquehanna and Wyoming Railroad. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4025

$20
This lot includes the group of antique New York State legislative manuals shown in the corresponding image(s). The manuals are in crimson cloth with gilt lettering and decorations. Featured in this lot is a 1907 map of New York State that accompanied the legislative manuals. This piece includes a fold-out map in small cloth-covered boards. The map is detached from the boards, and otherwise in fantastic condition, with coloring throughout. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4026

$90
Title: The Great Salt Lake
Author: Colonel Henry Inman and Colonel William F. Cody ("Buffalo Bill")
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1898 First edition

Condition/Details: Handsomely bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board and pictorial design on the front of a Native American tepee and the head of a chief on the spine, this scarce volume is a first edition work on the exploration in the Western United States. The work is illustrated with seven full-page plates throughout and a fold-out map. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing along the extremities, and is solidly bound with clean pages. There is an ink gift inscription on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.75" and contains 529 pages.
 
Lot 4027

$35
This lot includes the group of Pennsylvania history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes were published by historical societies from around the state, including Montgomery, Bucks and Schuylkill counties, Western Pennsylvania and the Perkiomen Region. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4028

$45
This lot includes a collection of antique and vintage postcards, covering a variety of themes:

Themes: Travel Destinations, Greeting Cards, Photographs, Victorian Lithographs, Holiday Greetings
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: Approx. 100

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Some have handwritten messages on the backside and some remain blank. Included in this lot are approximately twenty oblong large cards, with Asian writing along the bottom edge.
 
Lot 4029

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of collectibles, art and theology reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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. 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 4030

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's titles:

- Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa M. Alcott - Dated 1894 by Roberts Brothers
- The Favorite Drawing and Tracing Book by uncredited author - Dated c1900 by Graham & Matlack - Previous owner's tracings are present.
- How John Norton The Trapper Kept His Christmas by W. H. H. Murray - Dated 1885 by Privately Published - Some advanced wear.
- Dickey Downy, The Autobiography of a Bird by Virginia Sharpe Patterson - Dated 1903 by A. J. Rowland (Philadelphia)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4031

$120
This lot includes the group of 100 original, antique tobacco cards shown in the corresponding image. This group includes two complete sets from Player's Cigarettes, "Dandies" from paintings by Christopher Clark, and "Derby and Grand National Winners." Both sets of these cards were issued by John Player & Sons, a branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co. of Great Britain & Ireland. These cards show very well, with only light age/wear indications. The colorful illustrations remain bright and striking. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 4032

$30
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique paint advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes pamphlets and booklets, most containing the original paint swatches. The brands in this group include the Moore's, Sherwin-Williams, Sni-Flat, Devoe, Benjamin Moore & Co., American Hardwall Plaster and Gerstendorfer Bros. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4033

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles signed by veterans:

- Threshold of Hell by Albert Rupp - Dated 1985 by Almar Press - Author-signed on the front free endpaper.
- Home Before Morning by Lynda Van Devanter - Dated 1983 by Beaufort Books - Author signed on front free endpaper.
- "Miss U" by Margaret Utinsky - Dated 1948 by The Naylor Company - Author-signed on half-title page.
- Soldier Boy, A Chronicle of Life and Death and Survival During World War II by George K. Zak - Dated 1998 by Vantage Press - Author-signed and inscribed on title page.
- A P.O.W.'s Story: 2801 Days in Hanoi by Col. Larry Guarino - Dated 1990 by Ivy Books - Author-inscribed and signed on front wrapper.
- Also included is an assortment of ephemera and first day covers signed by POW's, as well as a poster of Chandler V. Coleman, who was awarded five Navy Crosses. The poster is from a limited edition, number 230 of 1,000 hand-inscribed and signed by Mr. Coleman.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4034

$25
This lot includes the group of decorative antique boys' adventure stories shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature gilt lettering and decorations and blind-stamped cloth. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4035

$45
This lot includes the group of antique children's Native American stories shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes titles from James Willard Schultz, Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance and Julian Harris Salomon. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
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