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Lot 4367

$55
Title: Harvard Classics, Edition De Luxe
Author: various authors
Publisher: P. F. Collier & Son
Printing Year: 1909
Number of Volumes: 50-volume set (containing the un-numbered "Lectures" and lacking volume 27)

Notes: Bound in blind-stamped olive green cloth with bright gilt lettering and gilt and crimson design, this antique set is a compilation of works from noted scholars, including Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Plutarch, Adam Smith, and many more. This set is hand-numbered 2,979 on the limitation page. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits, and other occasional illustrations and fold-out facsimiles. The volumes show external age/wear, with some shelf wear and moisture indications. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring deckled edges and gilded top edges, with occasional moisture indications. These volumes have a faint tobacco aroma. The books measure approximately 6" x 8.5".
 
Lot 4368

$80
This lot includes the group of miscellaneous ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes antique and vintage items ranging in topic and type, including many illustrated books and pamphlets, as well as other informative pamphlets. 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 4369

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique hunting and fishing titles:

- The Ruffled Grouse by uncredited - Dated 1947 by State of New York Conservation Department - Title page is detached.
- The Shooting-Man's England by Patrick Chalmers - Dated c1910 by J. B. Lippincott Company- In dust jacket.
- The Complete Angler of Walton and Cotton Edited and Introduction by Charles Hill Dick - Dated 1895 by Walter Scott, Ltd.
- A-Hunting of The Deer and Other Essays by Charles Dudley Warner - Dated 1905 by Riverside Literature - Lacking title page.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4372

$100
This lot includes the group of four G. A. Henty young adult books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes were published by Charles E. Brown & Co., and include The Young Colonists, The Young Buglers, Fighting The Saracens, and The Fall of Sebastopo. 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 4373

$25
This lot includes the group of three Asian scrolls shown in the corresponding image(s). These scrolls feature watercolor paintings of a landscape and floral designs, with Asian characters along the side. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications and some tearing along the creases.
 
Lot 4374

$250
Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending An Account of His Studies and Numerous Works. In Chronological Order
Author: James Boswell
Publisher: R. Cross, et al.
Printing Year: 1792
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering and details on the spines, this antique set is the first Dublin edition of Boswell's biographical work on Samuel Johnson. The first Dublin edition, set from the first London edition (1791), incorporates corrections to some of the errata, though other errors were introduced. Despite being published for the same group of booksellers, each volume was printed by different printers, with consequent variations in the imprint. This first Dublin edition predated the second London edition by almost one year. Volume one contains a folding plate of a facsimile of the "Round Robin" and volume three contains a facsimile of Johnson's handwriting. Apparently some copies of the 1792 edition did not bind these pages, and as a result are missing in some copies. Page 257 is incorrectly numbered 725 in volume one, and page 325 is numbered 225 in volume two. On the next to last blank page of volume three, following page 573, appears a handwritten, very negative opinion of Dr. Johnson, seemingly written by someone who knew him. Though signed, the identification of this signature has not been determined. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with some light moisture and wear to the boards and spines. The spines show some cracking to the leather. The volumes are solidly bound with age-toned pages, showing occasional light foxing. The books measure approximately 5" x 8.25".
 
Lot 4375

$250
This lot includes the group of books on Chesty Puller, the most decorated U. S. Marine in history, shown in the corresponding image(s). Included is an original signature from Chesty Puller himself, as well as signatures from Chesty's daughter Virginia and her husband, as well as his son's ex-wife and senator Linda T. Puller. The hardcover copy of Marine is signed by General Puller and is a stated first edition. This lot includes three books, as well as a first day cover. 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 4376

$15
This lot includes the large group of original antique and vintage photographs shown in the corresponding image. This collection includes many loose photographs, ranging in size, featuring people, families, cars, wedding pictures, landscapes 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 4378

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of antique estate 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 4379

$150
This lot includes the pair of antique broadside advertisements for literary agents shown in the corresponding image. These broadsides announce the biographies of President James Garfield and General Hancock. These handsome pieces feature finely engraved portraits of the men and the authors. The posters show well, with some age/wear indications and fine patina. There is some light tearing and chipping along the edges and along the folds. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 4380

$20
This lot includes the group of antique, decorative poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books, featuring gilt and black decorations, include poetry from Tennyson, Charles Lever, Samuel Warren and Will Carleton. 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 4381

$130
Title: The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine
Author: various
Publisher: The Genealogical Society of Utah
Printing Year: 1910-1934
Number of Volumes: 28-volume set

Notes: Bound in dark brown cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set provides a detailed genealogical history of the state of Utah. These volumes have been rebound. The volumes show light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Some pages may show chipping and wear. A historical society's bookplate is present on the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 6" x 9.5".
 
Lot 4382

$40
Title: The Wine-Bibber's Temperance Society
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Lee and Shepard, Publishers
Printing Year: 1877

Condition/Details: Bound in blue blind-stamped cloth with bright gilt lettering and pictorial design, this small antique volume is a very scarce temperance-related story. The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning, rubbing and moisture indications to the boards. A small portion of the spine cover is lacking. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages, showing occasional foxing and creasing to corners. The page preceding the title page is lacking, with portions remaining along the binding. The book measures approximately 5" x 6.5" and contains 76 pages.
 
Lot 4383

$45
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of trade cards, die-cut pieces, advertisements and greeting cards, among many other items. 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 4384

$30
This lot includes the group of four original antique autograph books shown in the corresponding image. These albums include: a small autograph book in maroon, floral and gilt designed boards with signatures from the 1880s in Lenot and Glenwood, Pennsylvania; a class autograph book from 1940 in Scranton, Pennsylvania; a Keepsake Album with occasional die-cut Victorian lithographs and many blank pages; a booklet with handwritten notes to Lucy in the 1850s from Chicopee (possibly Massachusetts), with many blank leaves; and a Memory's book with signatures from Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania in the 1860s, with many blank leaves.

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 4385

$30
This lot includes the group of approximately 30 plates and engravings shown in the corresponding image. This material includes eleven chromolithograph nature-related plates from the Animate Creation series. Also included are an assortment of engravings and transportation-related plates excised from books. 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 4386

$10
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Galway Kinnell
Medium: Holiday Greeting Broadside
Year: 1982
Dimensions: Unframed measures 13" by 19"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a broadside holiday greeting, printed in a limited edition by the classic Vermont printing house Stinehour Press. This piece was designed by C. Freeman Keith. According to the colophon on the backside this piece was "printed letterpress from handset Monotype Bembo on Guarro Heavyweight paper." The piece features the poem "First Song" by Galway Kinnell, with Kinnell's signature and hand-numbered 112 of 150. This piece shows only light age/wear indications, with light age-toning and minor creasing along the edges.
 
Lot 4388

$30
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 others remain blank. Included are two large format real photograph cards of Niagara Falls.
 
Lot 4389

$45
Title: An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 2000

Condition/Details: Bound in gray paper-covered boards, this volume is complete with dust jacket and bears an original signature of former First Lady, and current Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton's signature appears on the front flyleaf in bold, black ink. The volume shows mild external age/wear with edgewear to the dust jacket, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 311 pages.
 
Lot 4390

$25
Title: Journal of The Life, Labours, and Travels of Thomas Shillitoe in the Service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Author: Thomas Shillitoe
Publisher: Harvey and Darton
Printing Year: 1839 First edition
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in dark brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spines, this antique set is a first edition written by the Quaker missionary Thomas Shillitoe. Volume one details Shillitoe's travels through England and Ireland where he visited drinking houses and preached for temperance. Volume two details his travles to Germany, where he preached at Spandau Prison, as well as Denmark, Russia, The United States and Canada. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with moisture indications to the first volume. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, and occasional light foxing and browning, as well as moisture indications primarily along the lower margins. A previous owner's bookplate is present in volume two, as well as a period gift dedication. The books measure approximately 5.75" x 9".
 
Lot 4392

$100
This lot includes the group of nautical, aviation and travel ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of travel guides, timetables, a digital flight simulator for Mohawk Airlines, and pamphlets for The Alaska Steamship Co., Colonial Airlines, and various cruise lines, as well as an original way bill for the Genoa and Alpine Stage Line. 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 4393

$45
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material covers a variety of topics, including a pamphlet of the Art Institute of Chicago, several issues of the Hamiltonian, small children's books, a Shaker Almanac, the Central Canada Exhibition, the New York Aviation Show, and the Pan American Exposition, among other topics. 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 4394

$110
Title: The Jolly Jump-Ups Vacation Trip
Author: Geraldine Clyne
Publisher: McLoughlin Brothers, Inc.
Printing Year: 1942

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 of vacationing across the United States. The pop-ups are all complete show well, with only light creasing on two pieces of two of the pages. The volume shows mild external age/wear with light rubbing and light moisture indications to the rear board. The binding shows some separation, with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 7 3/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 4395

$120
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): the Army, the Navy, America, and Asia Minor. There are approximately 75 individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edgewear.
 
Lot 4397

$25
Title: Our County and Its People: A Memorial Record of St. Lawrence County New York
Editor: Gates Curtis
Publisher: D. Mason & Company
Printing Year: 1894

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather over pebbled brown cloth with raised spine bands and gilt lettering, this antique volume provides a detailed history of St. Lawrence County, located in the Northern part of New York State and part of the Adirondack Mountain region. The work is illustrated with many portraits of important men in the County's history, as well as a fold-out map. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board and endpapers detached and rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, featuring gilded page edges. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 9.5" and contains 372 pages.
 
Lot 4398

$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 Payson Varnish Co., Rogers Brushing Lacquer, Sani-Flat, Lowe Brothers, Sears, Bay State, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, and Benjamin Moore & Co. 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 4399

$25
Title: Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society
Author: various
Publisher: Connecticut Historical Society
Printing Year: 1920s-1960s
Number of Volumes: 16-volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set provides a history of Connecticut from the records of the State's historical society. These volumes have been rebound in modern boards. The volumes show light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Some pages may show chipping and wear. A historical society's bookplate is present on the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9.75".
 
Lot 4400

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of Northeastern United States history titles:

- Who's Who in New England Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis - Dated 1916 by A. N. Marquis & Company
- Manhattan Unfurled by Matteo Pericoli - Dated 2001 by Random House - Accordion-style binding providing a view of Manhattan when unfolded, in original slip case. Includes an accompanying essay in paper wrappers.
- New York in the Critical Period, 1783-1789 by E. Wilder Spaulding - Dated 1932 by Columbia University Press
- A Story of Niagara by Charles R. Edwards - Dated 1871 by International Publishing Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4401

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 4402

$200
Title: Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas
Author: A. J. Johnson
Publisher: Johnson and Ward
Printing Year: 1864

Condition/Details: Rebound in black cloth with gilt lettering along the spine, this antique volume contains many maps from around the world. The volume contains hand-colored maps on pages numbered through 102, and is lacking maps numbered 1, 7 and ten, with an unnumbered map between pages 30 and 31. The volume contains numerous double-page maps, taking two numbers, and many inset maps, as well as engravings of people and places from around the world. This volume has been rebound in modern cloth-covered boards. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor rubbing and bumping to the corners. The engraved title page is present, with chipping and loss. The title page is lacking, and the table of contents page is torn into two pieces. Several other pages throughout the volume are detached, with some chipping along the edges. The map show very well, with vibrant colors and fine detail. The book measures approximately 14.75" x 18.25".
 
Lot 4404

$45
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage domestic science ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes culinary items, menus, advertisements, beverage coasters, and more. Some of the brand names featured in this lot include the Sunbeam Automatic Mixmaster, McNess, Anheuser-Busch, Huck Towels, Kerr Glass, Campbell's Soups (featuring the Campbell's Kids), Samuel Adams, 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 4405

$45
This lot includes the pair of books signed by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Herb Caen shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include stated first editions of Baghdad 1951 and Don't Call It Frisco, in the original dust jackets. Included is a San Francisco postcard signed by Caen. 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 4406

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on famous Americans:

- The Life and Times of Lewis Cass by W. L. G. Smith - Dated 1856 by Derby & Jackson - Author-signed by Smith, the author of the pro-slavery book Uncle Tom's Cabin As It Is.
- A Late Harvest by Charles W. Eliot - Dated 1924 by The Atlantic Monthly Press (Boston)
- Martin Van Buren, To The End of His Public Career by George Bancroft - Dated 1889 by Harper & Brothers
- The Capture and Execution of John Brown, A Tale of Martyrdom by Elijah Avey - Dated 1906 by Brethren Publishing House
- The Strenuous Life, Essays and Addresses by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1901 by The Century Co.
- Ethan Allen and the Green-Mountain Heroes of '76 by Henry W. De Puy - Dated 1860 by Phinney, Blakeman & Mason - Some advanced wear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4407

$40
This lot includes the group of antique art and literature magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications include Wilshire's Magazine, The Journal of the Franklin Institute, Metropolitan Magazine, Transatlantic Tales, Lippincott's, and Smith's Magazine. The dates of these publications ranges from the 1890's - 1950's. 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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