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Lot 4036

$70
This lot includes the group of advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material features a fine assortment of breweriana and tobacciana, including a cigar retail display, beverage coasters, wooden cigar boxes and several Joe Tinker baseball cigar glass lids. The glass lids are unique items, as sports and tobacco no longer advertise together. This lot also features advertising material from many other industries and companies. 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 4037

$60
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique catalogs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes catalogs from companies such as Sears, Roebuck and Co, B. Altman & Co, Spiegel, and Towne Distributors. Some products advertised include modern homes, toiletries, ladies fashion and gifts. 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 4038

$130
Title: Fairies of the Flowers & Trees
Author: Cicely M. Barker
Publisher: Blackie & Son Limited
Printing Year: c1950

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative green cloth with bright gilt lettering and pictorial fairy design, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poems and illustrations of the flower and tree fairies. The work is illustrated with 72 full-page color illustrations of the fairies, as drawn by the poet Cicely M. Barker, and pictorial endpapers. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some light sunning to the spine and the corners lightly bumped. The volume is securely bound with clean pages, and the spine slightly cocked. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 7.5" and contains 92 pages.
 
Lot 4039

$80
Title: Late Climbs The Sun
Author: Gladys Bagg Taber
Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc.
Printing Year: 1934 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth with white lettering to the spine and in the original dust jacket, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this work by American author Gladys Bagg Taber. This work is in the scarce, unclipped pictorial dust jacket. The volume shows external age/wear, with light moisture indications and rubbing to the boards. The dust jacket shows wear, with chipping and creasing along the edges, and several pieces lacking. The volume is securely bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 7.5" and contains 303 pages.
 
Lot 4040

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique railroad and automobile titles:

- A Textbook on Electric Lighting and Railways by uncredited author - Dated 1901 by International Textbook Company
- Thirteenth Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission by uncredited author - Dated 1900 by Government Printing Office - Contains railway content.
- Seventeenth Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission by uncredited author - Dated 1903 by Government Printing Office - Contains railway content.
- The Modern Motor Car by Harold P. Manly - Dated 1914 by Laird & Lee, Inc.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4041

$40
This lot includes the group of antique New England historical publications shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of topics, including biographical works on Captain John Mason, Thomas Morton, John Checkley and John Wheelwright, as well as works on the Massachusetts Bay, Maine and early American colonization and exploration. 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 4042

$100
This lot includes the group of original, antique Victorian chromolithographs shown in the corresponding image. The approximately 40 pieces in this lot include vivid trade cards, advertisements, greeting cards and other pieces. These items feature die-cut and silk fringe edges. 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 4043

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's titles:

- Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road From Long Ago to Now by Jane Andrews - Dated 1893 by Ginn & Company
- The Childhood of Mary Leeson by Mary Howitt - Dated c1890 by Crosby and Nichols
- Biggle Pet Book by Jacob Bigle - Dated 1900 by Wilmer Atkinson Co.
- Lectures to Children on the Bible by Samuel G. Green - Dated 1860 by Sunday School Union
- The Golden Ladder, A True Story for the Young by uncredited author - Dated c1870 by The American Tract Society
- A Pleasing Toy for Girl or Boy by uncredited author - Dated c1840 by Mahlon Day & Co. - Very small volume in yellow wrappers, in a protective jacket. Features small engravings of children playing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4044

$275
Title: With Other Photographers
Author: Ryland Phillips
Publisher: Eastman Kodak Company
Printing Year: 1910 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in oblong tan cloth with cloth backing, this antique volume is a very scarce first edition compilation of works from prominent photographers of the time. The mostly portrait photographs were collected from men and women photographers from around the world. Three photographs are present for most of the photographers, including a photograph of them working in their studio, as well as two photographs of their work. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing to the cloth spine and along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 12" x 9.25" and contains 67 pages.
 
Lot 4045

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Amazon travel and exploration titles:

- Jungle Paths and Inca Ruins by William Montgomery McGovern - Dated 1927 by The Century Co. - In the dust jacket.
- Brazilian Adventure by Peter Fleming - Dated 1934 by Charles Scribner's Sons - In the dust jacket.
- The Flowing Road by Caspar Whitney - Dated 1912 by J. B. Lippincott Company
- Senor Bum In The Jungle by Algo Sand - Dated 1932 by National Travel Club - Ex-library volume.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4046

$70
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage military-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes items from World War I & II and other military operations. Items include correspondence, photographs of soldiers and submarines, a letter with a handwritten note from President Jimmy Carter with handwritten initials of J. C., a booklet of insignia designs, 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 4048

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature titles:

- Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens - Dated c1890 by T. B. Peterson - Part of the Illustrated Edition. Advanced external wear.
- The Recreations of Christopher North by John Wilson - Dated 1867 by D. Appleton & Co. - Some advanced wear.
- The Vale of Cedards; or, The Martyr by Grace Aguilar - Dated 1851 by D. Appleton & Company
- The Potiphar Papers by uncredited author - Dated 1854 by G. P. Putnam and Company - Some advanced wear, lacking all pages prior to title page.
- John Godfrey's Fortunes by Bayard Taylor - Dated 1865 by G. P. Putnam
- Poems by Robert Buchanan - Dated 1866 by Roberts Brothers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4049

$55
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: The Atlantic Monthly, The North American Review, The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, and Harper's New Monthly Magazine
Issue Dates: 1860s-1890s (one issue from 1932)
Approximate Number of Issues: 30

Notes: These antique magazines cover a variety of topics, from historically important social and cultural events to important literary pieces. The issues are in the original paper wrappers. Given the age, most of the magazines show signs of age/wear including chipping, detached covers, detached pages, moisture indications and other typical wear. Despite the wear, these magazines provide an important look into American and international history and literature.
 
Lot 4050

$140
Title: The Peoples’ Pictorial Atlas
Compiled and Edited By: Charles H. Jones and Theodore F. Hamilton
Publisher: J. David Williams
Printing Year: 1873

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized dark green pebbled cloth with gilt lettering, this antique atlas provides a late Nineteenth Century geographical and statistical review of the United States and the World. The atlas has been collated, and all hand-colored maps are present, numbered through 52, with several maps spanning two pages. Additionally, the volume includes many engraved scenes, with many of Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks, including a frontispiece engraving of Yosemite, designed by E. D. Hayes. According to the title page, A. Keith Johnston, Prof. H. D. Rogers, Edward Weller and other geographers of the time constructed the maps.

The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with the spine cover mostly lacking and the boards separated from the text block. The text block shows wear, with the front matter detached, including the front free endpaper, title page and several pages immediately following the title page. A section measuring approximately 3" x 1" has been cut from the title page, and a bookplate removed from the front endpaper. The binding shows wear, with several signatures showing separation. The pages are lightly age-toned, featuring gilded edges. The book measures approximately 14.5" x 21.25" and contains 52 pages of color maps interspersed between pages of text.
 
Lot 4052

$30
Title: History of the Baptists in Vermont
Author: Rev. Henry Crocker
Publisher: The P. H. Govie Press (Bellows Falls, Vermont)
Printing Year: 1913

Condition/Details: Bound in chocolate brown cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is provides a history of the Baptists in Vermont, with detailed histories of several towns throughout the state. The work is illustrated with several black and white portraits throughout the work. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and light wear to the cloth along the extremities and sunning to the spine. The internal hinges of both boards show separation, and the binding shows some play. The pages are lightly age-toned, with some very occasional handwritten notations. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 700 pages.
 
Lot 4053

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique New York State titles:

- The Empire State: A Compendious History of the Commonwealth of New York by Benson J. Lossing - Dated 1887 by Funk & Wagnalls - A large decorative volume.
- Jefferson County in the World War by George W. Reeves - Dated 1920 by Privately Published
- The Official Maps of New York by uncredited - Dated c1920 by The National Survey
- History of the State of New York by F. S. Eastman - Dated 1831 by Privately Published
- Knickerbocker's History of New York by Washington Irving - Dated 1881 by American Book Exchange

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4054

$45
This lot features an autographed photograph of American actor Tony Curtis shown in the corresponding image. This black and white photograph is of a young Tony Curtis, with a light signature on the bottom right corner.

Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz on June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in over 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This photograph is in a vintage wooden frame. The photograph shows well, with some light age toning.
 
Lot 4055

$15
This lot includes the group of historical Pennsylvania books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes includes volume two of a biography on John Dickinson, reports from the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth and several issues from the Winterthur Portfolio. 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 4057

$50
Title: Histoire de La Verrerie et de L'Emaillerie
Author: Edouard Garnier
Publisher: Alfred Mame Et Fils
Printing Year: 1886 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in buckram cloth with brown marbled spine label with silver lettering, this antique volume is a first edition French work on the history of glassmaking and enameling. The work is illustrated with many plates throughout, and includes four chromolithograph color plates with captioned tissue paper guard sheets. Included is the multi-colored cloth bookmark. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages, featured deckled edges. The spine is cocked. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 11.25" and contains 573 pages.
 
Lot 4058

$45
This lot includes the album featuring original, 1920's photographs of Hawaii shown in the corresponding image. The album features approximately 30 original photographs in varying sizes. The photographs are of Hawaiian men and women, including traditional hulu dancers and men making food, as well as landscapes and travelers with cars from the time. These antique photographs have been carefully stored in a vintage Hawaiian photograph album. 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 4059

$10
This lot includes the group of Registers of the Kentucky State Historical Society 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 4061

$45
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: The Mentor
Issue Dates: 1920s
Approximate Number of Issues: 23

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.
 
Lot 4062

$40
This lot includes the group of advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a poster from W.S. Heller of Wapwallopen, PA, a pamphlet from Spratt's Patent on the care and feeding of dogs, an order sheet for California Perfume Co., and much more, including Victorian lithograph trade cards and bargain catalogs. 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 4063

$350
Title: Nuovo Testamento Di Giesu Christo Salvatore Nostre, Nuovamente Dall'Original Sonte Greco In Lingua Toscana Tradutto
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Apresso Gulielmo Rouillio
Printing Year: 1553

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with blind-stamped design and gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce miniature Italian volume of the Bible's New Testament. The work features engravings throughout that fill almost an entire page, as well as decorative headpieces, tailpieces and initials. The work has had some professional restoration work, with the title page having been rebacked and the page edges trimmed. A gorgeous debossed diamond and circular design is present on the page edges. This small Biblical volume shows advanced external age/wear, with both boards detached, and showing fine patina, with rubbing and wear. The text block is separated into two parts, just under halfway through the volume. The pages show age-toning and occasional foxing and moisture indications. The book measures approximately 3" x 4.75" and contains 374 pages, followed by unpaginated pages.
 
Lot 4064

$100
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: William Hogarth
Medium: Engraving
Year: unknown
Dimensions: Unframed measures 7.75" by 10.5", engraving measures 4.75" by 6"

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 (1697 – 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 "Receiv'd / 5 Shillings being the first payment for two large Prints / one representing Moses brouth to Pharoah's Daughter / The other St. Paul before Felix. I Promise to deliver / when finished on Receiving 5 Shillings more. / N. B. They will be Seven and Six Pence / each Print after the time of subscribing."

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 some age/wear, with creasing along the left edge of the paper and age-toning, not affecting the engraving. Handwritten in pencil at the bottom of the folio is "Paulson Cat #120, Plate #126."
 
Lot 4065

$120
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: The Sphinx
Issue Dates: 1909 - 1917
Approximate Number of Issues: 23

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, foxing, and some moisture indications.
 
Lot 4066

$850
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Rembrandt (or after Rembrandt)
Medium: Engraving
Year: Period or Early
Dimensions: Engraving measures 7.25" by 8.25" on a thin board measuring 10.5" by 13.75"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a period or early engraving by Rembrandt (or after Rembrandt) of an old woman holding a flower. This piece shows intricate detail of the woman's face, hand and clothing. The engraving has been trimmed and mounted onto a thin board. The work shows light external age/wear, with some age-toning to the paper.
 
Lot 4067

$25
This lot includes the group of Massachusetts historical publications shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes were published by several historical societies from throughout the state, including Bay State, Fitchburg, Somerville, Berkshire, Worcester, and Cambria. 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 in this lot have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4068

$60
Title: Adirondack Maps
Author: James Whipple and J. D. Lawrence
Publisher: State of New York, The Forest, Fish and Game Commission
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: In light green boards with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a collection of four folded maps of the Adirondacks Region of New York State. The four maps are loose within the boards, as issued, and feature color outlines. A brief description of the maps is inside of the front board. The original ties are present. The volume shows light external age/wear, with a small chip along the top edge of the front board and rubbing and moisture indications to both boards. The maps are crisp and show well, with some moisture indications and age-toning. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 9". When expanded, the maps measure approximately 38" x 30".
 
Lot 4069

$80
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian lithographs and antique advertisements shown in the corresponding image. This material includes several trade cards and other items portraying African Americans, several tobacco trading cards, and an assortment of advertisements from JELL-O, Lion Coffee and other companies. 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 4071

$20
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera from New England shown in the corresponding image. This material includes letterheads, correspondence, pamphlets and more. Items in this lot come from Boston, MA; Burlington, VT; South Poland, ME; Hartford, CT, and other towns. Featured is a 1901 price list of fish from McDonad's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. 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 4072

$50
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes children's books (some with gorgeous chromolithograph covers and illustrations), toys including a wooden top, playing cards 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 4073

$30
This auction lot includes the following pair of Hawaiian history titles and Hawaiian-themed sheet music:

- In The Land of Papaia by Harriet Gallet - Dated 1935 by Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Author-signed pamphlet in the original sea-green paper wrappers.
- The Hawaiian Language by Henry P. Judd - Dated 1944 by Honolulu Star-Bulletin
- Also included in this lot are four pieces of sheet music with Hawaiian-themed covers. These pieces include "Oh, How She Could Yacki Hacki Wicki Wacki Woo: (That's Love in Honolu)," "Down Honolulu Way," "My Hawaiian Sunshine," and "My Own Iona (Mois-One-Ionae)". The sheet music shows fine patina, with beautifully illustrated covers.
Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4074

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature:

- The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins by Mark Twain - Dated 1894 by American Publishing Company - First American edition. Bookplate on front endpaper.
- Kim by Rudyard Kipling - Dated 1901 by Doubleday, Page & Co. - First edition, early printing, with identical date on title and copyright pages, and verses at each chapter header.
- My Wife and I by Harriet Beecher Stowe- Dated 1872 by J. B. Ford and Company - With laid-in antique postcard featuring an inset of Stowe.

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