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Lot 4408

$80
This lot includes the group of New York State ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes items from New York City, as well as Owego, Hillcrest, Binhamton, Unadella, Morrisville and more. Items include original correspondence, books, travel souvenirs, photographs, 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 4409

$55
This lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Included in this group are two titles by Rachel Field, including a first edition in the original dust jacket of Calico Bush and two works by Charles Tritten from the Heidi series in the original dust jackets, as well as a printing of Pinocchio and Lone Bull's Mistake, as well as titles from Zane Grey and Rose Fyleman. 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 4410

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage Western pulp 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 4411

$200
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of items, including pamphlets, handwritten letters and notes, and more. The pamphlets cover a variety of topics, including the development of civilizations, the care of canaries, women's clubs in northern New York, grammar, playing Bridge, a souvenir booklet from Berlin, a report from Niagara Falls, railroad development, bee-keeping 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 4412

$10
This lot includes the group of original Leica camera pamphlets shown in the corresponding image. These pamphlets include directions for using Leica Cameras, getting "Bull's-Eye Exposure Readings with the Leica-Meter MR" and an instruction book for the Leica IIIg. 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 4413

$15
This lot includes the group of antique magazines and compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications include Demorest's, Gleason's Pictorial, Harper's Weekly, Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, and The Christian Parlor Magazine. This lot includes several bound magazine compilations as follows: Harper's Monthly Magazine, dated 1902 and 1898, and The Windsor Magazine, dated 1904. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Some volumes show advanced wear indicators including chipping, loose or detached pages, and some moisture indications.
 
Lot 4414

$55
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: William Hogarth
Medium: Engraving
Year: unknown
Dimensions: Unframed measures 10" by 10.5", engraving measures 7.5" by 9"

Details/Condition: This piece features an engraved receipt from a printing press, identified with the name Hogarth written in pencil on an accompanying folio. William Hogarth (10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects". Knowledge of his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as "Hogarthian." (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia) This piece has text along the bottom of an illustration, stating "Designed, Etch'd & Publish'd, as the Act directs, by Wm Hogarth, March 20th 1754." Additionally, the receipt states "Rec'd __ of ___ 15s being the first Payment / for three Prints, representing the Polling for Members of Parliament, Canvassing for Votes &c / Chairing ye Members; Which I Promise to deliver when finished on ye Payment of 16s & 6d more." This engraving has been carefully stored tipped onto a manila folio, with a window in the front and tissue paper guard sheet. This piece shows light age/wear. Handwritten in pencil at the bottom of the folio is "Paulson Cat #197, Plate #214."
 
Lot 4415

$50
Title: Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society
Author: various
Publisher: Massachusetts Historical Society
Printing Year: 1900s
Number of Volumes: 14-volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set provides a historical view of Massachusetts from the State's Historical Society's records. The volumes show advanced external age/wear, with lacking spine covers and other wear indications. The pages and boards show chipping, and several are detached. The bookplate of a historical society is present on the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9.75".
 
Lot 4416

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage art, music and stage titles:

- Modern Art and Artists Edited by Wilfrid Meynell - Dated c1900 by Cassell & Company, Limited
- Songs of the North, Gathered Together From the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland Edited by A. C. Macleod and Harold Bouton - Dated c1900 by J. B. Cramer & Co. - Volume one only.
- The A. E. F. in Cartoon by Abian A. Wallgreen - Dated 1933 by Dan Sowers & Company - Some wear, with text block loose inside the boards.
- The Nude in Photography by Lewis Tulchin - Dated 1950 by Grayson Publishing Corporation
- Virgins in Cellophane, From Maker to Consumer Untouched by Human Hand by Bett Hooper - Dated 1932 by Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc. - Illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg.
- The Technique of Nude Photography by Philip Gotlop - Dated 1951 by Thorsons Publishers Limited - Volume One only.
- Shadows of the Stage by William Winter - Dated 1893 by Macmillan and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4417

$80
This lot features the following large group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: Motordom, Antiques, The Sailor's Magazine, Successful Rabbit Breeding, World's Events, The Epworth Herald and many more
Issue Dates: 1890s-1930s
Approximate Number of Issues: 50

Notes: These magazines cover a variety of topics, from literature to news events, and agriculture and nautical topics. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, several issues show advanced signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, tearing, and more.
 
Lot 4421

$100
Title: Little Mexico
Author: William Spratling
Publisher: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith
Printing Year: 1932 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in bright yellow cloth with green cloth spine and green lettering and in the original dust jacket, this antique first edition contains the author William Spratling’s signature on the half-title page. The author lived in Mexico, and this work is composed of his experiences in Mexico. The work is illustrated throughout with full-page and in-text illustrations by the author, and a pictorial dust jacket designed by the author. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some shelf wear. The jacket shows some wear, with chipping and creasing concentrated along the edges. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. A previous owner’s signature is on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.75" and contains 198 pages.
 
Lot 4422

$50
This lot includes the group of antique correspondence shown in the corresponding image. This material includes handwritten letters from Central New York State, including the towns of East Bloomfield, Prattsville, Syracuse, Friendsville, and Johnson City, among others, as well as towns in Pennsylvania, including Danville and Hop-Bottom. 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 4423

$7,250
Title: The Writings of Mark Twain
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1929
Number of Volumes: 36-volume limited edition set (lacking volume 19)

Notes: Decoratively bound in three-quarter crimson leather over light red cloth with five raised spine bands and gilt tooling in the compartments, this antique set is a scarce limited, memorial edition of the works of Mark Twain, featuring a unique, original handwritten manuscript page from the Estate of Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) in volume one. This set is hand-numbered 56 of 90 sets containing the manuscript material and signed by the publisher. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and occasional illustrations throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, featuring gilded top edges. The fold-out manuscript page has a small piece of tape along the top of the folded edge, where a tear was beginning along the fold. These volumes have a faint tobacco aroma. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 4424

$45
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books by J. T. Trowbridge shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature pictorial designs and decorations. 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 4425

$50
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(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.
 
Lot 4426

$110
This lot includes the group of stamps and other ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Included in this lot are an assortment of stock certificates, including National Tea Co., New Departure Gold Mining and Milling Company (blank, sample certificate), Bellamville Water Company (blank, sample certificate), and Evangeline Oil Co. The lot also includes a large assortment of loose stamps and stamps on original envelopes, some with postal markings For examples of the contents, see the images included with this listing. 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 4427

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique equestrian titles:

- The Diseases of Horses, Their Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment by Hugh Dalziel - Dated c1895 by L. Upcott Gill
- Horse-Keeping For Amateurs by Fox Russell - Dated c1895 by L. Upcott Gill
- A Treatise on the Horse and His Diseases by Dr. B. J. Kendall - Dated 1906 by Privately Published (Enosburgh Falls, Vermont)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4428

$55
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books feature decorative gilt lettering and designs. 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 4429

$225
Title: The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England
Author: uncredited
Publisher: John Baskerville
Printing Year: 1761

Condition/Details: Bound in handsome crimson leather with a gilded border, raised spine bands and gilt tooling along the spine, this antique volume is an early edition of Baskerville’s Book of Common Prayer. The text is in two columns within ornamental typographical borders. The work is on antique, laid paper and in a period decorative binding. The title page provides a price of “Eight Shillings and Six Pence, unbound.” The volume shows some external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring gilded edges. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9.75".
 
Lot 4431

$20
This lot includes the group of advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes advertisements for Caterpillar, Glens Falls Insurance Company, Crab Orchard Whiskey, Socony, Gulf Oil, Nathaniel Fisher & Co. Heinz, and Nestle's Chocolate. 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 4432

$35
This lot includes the group of stage and screen ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a carefully collected binder of actors' and actresses' headshots, several of which are signed, as well as panorama photographs of a band, programs, a typed screenplay 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 4433

$10
Title: Vermont History
Author: various
Publisher: The Proceedings of the Vermont Historical Society
Printing Year: 1950s-1980s
Number of Volumes: 62-volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, this set contains bound compilations of Vermont History magazine, published by the Vermont Historical Society. Many of the original wrappers are included in the bindings. The volumes are bound in modern boards, and may have had restoration work. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. These volumes may contain bookplates on the front endpapers. Also included are individual magazines of Vermon Quarterly, also published by the Historical Society. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 9".
 
Lot 4434

$70
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). This set includes Big Little Books, as well as small pulp books and books in wrappers. 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 4435

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

- The Explorations of Captain James Cook Edited by A. Grenfell Price - Dated c1920 by The Heritage Press
- The Jungle and the Damned by Hassoldt Davis - Dated 1952 by Duell, Sloan and Pearce - Stated first edition in dust jacket. Ex-library volume.
- Pindorama, Jungle-To You! by Desmond Holdridge - Dated 1953 by Minton, Balch & Company
- Away to the Canadian Rockies and British Columbia by Gordon Brinley - Dated 1938 by Dodd, Mead & Company - Ex-library volume.
- Australia: The Making of a Nation by John Foster Fraser - Dated 1911 by Bay View Reading Club - Some smudges and moisture indications to boards.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4436

$50
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes advertisements, pamphlets, travel souvenirs, genealogy material and more. Featured is a blank letterhead from the Grand Canyon, items from Switzerland and Germany, items with chromolithographs 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 4437

$55
Title: Ethnological and Cultural Studies of the Sex Life in England Illustrated, As Revealed in Its Erotic and Obscene Literature and Art
Author: Dr. Iwan Bloch
Publisher: Falstaff Press, Inc.
Printing Year: 1934 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in ivory cloth with an Aubrey Beardsley illustration in gilt on the front board and gilt design and lettering on the ivory paper spine, this antique volume is a limited edition volume on sex in England, specially published by the Falstaff Press. This volume is number 1767 of 3000 printed for "adult members of the learned and cultured professions." This work was printed on "hand-finished paper; hand-set type used on every page; hand-binding by expert craftsmen." The work contains many illustrations in sepia of the erotic artwork of various artists throughout time in England. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications and the internal hinges split. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring deckled edges. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 434 pages.
 
Lot 4438

$30
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Flair
Issue Dates: 1950-1
Number of Issues: 3

Notes: This vintage, monthly fashion magazine was printed for a short time during the 1950's. These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers, and color illustrations inside of the magazines. These magazines are intact and whole, with some light signs of age/wear including some separation at the spine, age-toning and minor moisture indications.
 
Lot 4440

$50
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. Featured in this lot is a collection of original glass slides, many of which feature large ships on the water. One of the slides features Native Americans in their traditional clothes. 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 4441

$50
This lot features the following group of antique and vintage magazine issues:

Titles: Liberty, The Farm Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Home Companion, Country Home, Look, Saturday Evening Post, The American Weekly and more
Issue Dates: 1900s-1940s
Approximate Number of Issues: 25

Notes: These magazines show exceptionally well, with beautiful color front and rear covers. Overall, the condition is very good, with only light signs of age/wear including minor chipping, age-toning and other light wear.
 
Lot 4442

$60
Title: A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands
Author: Hiram Bingham
Publisher: Hezekiah Huntington
Printing Year: 1848

Condition/Details: Bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce tale of the “missionary operations connected with the introduction and progress of Christianity and Civilization among the Hawaiian People.” The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, and five full-page wood engravings by Mr. B. F. Childs, as well as a fold-out map. The volume is lacking the sixth called for illustration opposite of page 473. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some moisture indications and wear along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, with occasional, light moisture indications. The fold-out map shows well, with some age-toning. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5" and contains 615 pages.
 
Lot 4444

$40
This lot includes the group of medical ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes advertisements and pamphlets on universal cough syrups, Dr. Yelvington's Five Flowered Gentian Compound, the New York State Pharmaceutical Association and much more, including a Kotex pad in the original packaging. 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 4445

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique New York history titles:

- Boyd's Syracuse Directory, 1888-1889 by Andrew Boyd, Manager - Dated 1888 by The Syracuse Journal Company - Some advanced wear showing externally and internally.
- Boyd's Syracuse Directory for the Centennial Year 1886 by Andrew Boyd, Manager - Dated 1886 by Boyd's Directory Corps.
- The Witch of Wall Street, Hetty Green by Boyden Sparkes and Samuel Taylor Moore - Dated 1935 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. - In the dust jacket.
- Brooklyn Blue Book and Long Island Society Register 1910 by uncredited - Dated 1909 by Brooklyn Life Publishing Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4446

$30
This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Poets in this group include Longfellow, James B. Kenyon, Samuel Emery, Austin Dobson, Frank Moore and Ellen E. Miles. 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 4447

$35
Title: South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine
Author: various
Publisher: South Carolina Historical Society
Printing Year: 1900s-1980s
Number of Volumes: 86-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set provides a detailed history of South Carolina. These volumes have been rebound and show signs of restoration. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, and are overall solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Occasional pages may be detached and show some chipping. Older volumes may show more extensive wear. The books measure approximately 5.75" x 9.25".
 
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