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Lot 4075

$175
This shelf lot includes the group of Amazon exploration 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 4076

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of art and photography titles:

- Avedon Photographs 1947-1977 by uncredited author - Dated 1978 by Farrar, Straus & Groux - Large volume containing classic photographs by Avedon, in clear plastic dust jacket. First edition.
- Sleeping Beauties by Ken Haak - Dated 1989 by St. Martin's Press - First edition in pictorial dust jacket.
- Candide by Jean Franccois Marie Arouet de Voltaire - Dated 1975 by Random House - Limited edition, illustrated by Rockwell Kent, in slipcase.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4077

$80
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique games and puzzles shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes richly colored Victorian lithograph di-cuts of handsomely dressed cats, paired with slotted wooden stands. Other items in this lot include activity books, playing cards for games such as Old Maid and Jolly Families, a vintage Chutes & Ladders board game, a boxed set of Children of Foreign Lands Library books 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 4078

$15
Title: Booklet of Cartoons For the Inauguration of Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young
Author: Draper Hill
Publisher: The Inaugural Committee
Printing Year: 1982 Illustrator-Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in red stapled paper wrappers, this vintage volume is a scarce collection of cartoons promoting the inauguration of Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young, illustrated by noted cartoonist Draper Hill. Draper Hill signed the volume inside the front cover "NEVER TRUST A LEFT-HANDED CARTOONIST ... FOR MIRIAM, we'll miss you here - come back & see us! DRAPER Feb 89." An original, hand-drawn cartoon is with the inscription. Draper Hill was a long-time cartoonist for the Detroit News, and a published author of biographies on Thomas Nast and James Gillray. Mayor Young was the first African American mayor of Detroit, elected in 1974 and serving until 1993. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing and light creasing to the paper wrappers, concentrated along the edges. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 8" and contains 72 pages.
 
Lot 4079

$55
Title: Our Native Land; or, Glances at American Scenery and Places, with Sketches of Life and Adventure
Author: uncredited
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1882

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in brown cloth with black and bright gilt floral design and lettering, this antique work portrays life throughout the United States, both through written descriptions and handsome illustrations. The illustrations include both full-page and in-text drawings. The volume shows well, with light external age/wear, including the internal hinges of the boards and text block being cracked and rubbing along the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, featuring brightly gilded edges. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10.5" and contains 615 pages.
 
Lot 4080

$80
This lot includes the group of five antique and vintage photograph albums shown in the corresponding image. This material features an assortment of family photographs. The albums came from different families, and include material linking several of them to central New York State. Additionally, one large album contains a returned handwritten letter from Illinois to a Navy Hospital in Virginia, among photographs of a World War II soldier and headshots of many other men, women, and children. One album features photographs of a train wreck in Hoffman, NY and travel photographs, include several of Niagara Falls. Another album appears to have come from Geneseo, New York in the 1920s and 30s, and features a variety of family photographs, as well as photographs from a May festival with May Poles and Queens, as well as circuses and a trip on the Canadian Steamship Kingston. Another album contains news articles from Wynnewood and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and include an assortment of family photographs, and photographs of a trip to Quebec and photographs of boats. Finally, the last album contains a newspaper article linking it to Olyphant and/or Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, with photographs featuring family members, farm life and a trip to Washington.

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 4081

$15
Title: Technology & Culture
Author: various
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Printing Year: 1980s-1990s
Number of Volumes: 7-volume set

Notes: Bound in light tan cloth with black lettering, this set provides a view of how technology affects culture. These volumes are bound compilations of the magazines. Also included in this group are eight individual issues of the magazines in the original wrappers. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9".
 
Lot 4083

$25
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include Child Life Cook Book, Heat, The Child's Book of Nature, a two-volume set of American History Stories, Stories of Illinois and Our Button Book. 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 4084

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of art reference titles:

- Jodai-Gire, 7th and 8th Century Textiles in Japan by Kaneo Matsumoto - Dated 1984 by Shikosha - Contains gorgeous, close-up images of Japanese textiles.
- Mastering Time by Gisbert L. Brunner - Dated 1997 by Editions Assouline - Large pictorial volume in the original dust jacket with a clear plastic cover.
- Textile Art by Michel Thomas, Christine Mainguy and Sophie Pommier - Dated 1985 by Skira Rizzoli

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4085

$40
This lot includes the group of pulp literature shown in the corresponding image. This collection of vintage softcovers may include westerns, science fiction, mysteries such as map backs, and other fiction. Due to the high volume of books 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 material in these lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4086

$70
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Sir Joshua Reynolds
Medium: Engraving
Year: 1770
Dimensions: Frame measures 20" by 26"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an engraving after a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds of Samuel Johnson. In this half-length portrait, Johnson has his hands held before him and is surrounded by an inkstand, quill, books and a roll of paper. R. Sayer is listed as the Excudit and James Watson is listed along at the bottom right corner. This large piece is a unique portrait of the English author Samuel Johnson, as he is in a different wig than in the most common portraits of the author. The work has been professionally framed and archived, with some pre-existing creasing and cracking. The piece shows a fine patina, in a black frame with gilt detailing and crimson matting.

Included with this large portrait are four portraits of Johnson and his wife. The engravings of Dr. Johnson were based on paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Bartolozzi. The portrait of Mrs. Johnson was engraved from an original picture in the possession of Mrs. Pearson of Litchfield. The largest of these portraits has been trimmed and mounted on a stiff piece of paper. These engravings show light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4087

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

- The Daniel Press, Memorials of C. H. O. Daniels, with a Bibliography of the Press, 1845-1919 by uncredited - Dated 1921 by The Daniel Press (Oxford) - Limited edition of 500 copies.
- A Song to David by Christopher Smart - Dated 1982 facsimile reprint of 1763 printing by Cornell University Library Associates - With front cover illustration by H. Peter Kahn.
- Contes by La Fontaine - Dated 1953 by Editions De La Madeleine - In original wrappers.
- Certain Small Works by Robert H. Taylor - Dated 1980 by Princeton University Library - In dust jacket.
- Emblemata, Symbolic Literature of the Renaissance From the collection of Robin Raybould - Dated 2009 by The Grolier Club
- The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding - Dated 1967 by The Folio Society - With wood-engravings by Derrick Harris, in original slipcase.
- Swift by Henriette Cordelet - Dated 1907 by uncredited - with a signature "With the Author's Compliments for Kind Review". Unbound volume, with ink signature on first page, containing a handwritten title in pencil. In French

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4088

$80
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, landscapes and more. Also included in this lot are several text-only slides from an antique movie theater, several saying Boris Karloff and Bela Lagosi and the days of the week. 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 4089

$70
Title: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Printing Year: 1997

Condition/Details: Bound in blue paper-covered boards with black cloth to the spine, bronze colored lettering along the spine, and complete with un-clipped dust jacket, this stated first edition is an author-signed first printing of Charles Frazier's first novel. This National Book Award-winning debut was the basis for the critically-acclaimed film of the same title. The work features pictorial map endpapers, a John Berendt blurb sticker on the front dust jacket, and the "man-woman" misprint on page 25, as well as the full number line on the copyright page. The volume shows very well, with light shelf wear and solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket features a protective mylar wrapper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 356 pages.
 
Lot 4092

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 4093

$40
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Judge
Issue Dates: 1926-27
Number of Issues: 10

Notes: These antique weekly magazines show nicely with beautiful pictorial color front covers, and rear covers with advertisements. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show light signs of age/wear including chipping, minor splitting along the spines and light moisture indications.
 
Lot 4094

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage & modern 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 4095

$110
This lot includes the group of antique Massachusetts historical publications shown in the corresponding image(s). These items include three volumes from the Weymouth Historical Society and seven volumes of the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. 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; some of the volumes show signs of advanced age/wear.
 
Lot 4096

$20
Title: Do It With Muscle!
Author: Lionel Strongfort
Publisher: Strongfort Institute
Printing Year: 1924

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce early work on fitness from one of the original strongmen, Lionel Strongfort. This work is illustrated with many photographs of Lionel and other men, women and children who subscribed to his fitness system. The volume shows external age/wear, with light moisture indications and light tearing along the extremities. There is a chip in the rear, with loss along the bottom edge of the rear wrapper and last twenty pages of text. The chip is largest at the rear wrapper, where it measures approximately 1.75" from the edge and 2" wide. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages.
 
Lot 4097

$25
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of advertisements, calling cards, photographs and other items. Featured is a souvenir booklet from the World's Fair, hand-dated 1893, containing pictures by H. Bolton Jones and Francis C. Jones shown at the exhibit of The American Cereal Co. Also featured are two large pieces, including an original World War II-era poster from the American Junior Red Cross and an original calendar with advertisements for Lehigh Portland Cement Company of Allentown, PA and Chicago, IL (the pages for each month are lacking, only the calendar for December 1945 remains). Additionally, the lot includes three original portrait photographs of Mildred Taylor, a assembly woman in the New York Senate and the first woman appointed to the Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

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 4098

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique poetry and drama titles:

- Love Songs Old and New Illustrated by Clarence F. Underwood and Will Jenkins - Dated 1907 by Bobbs-Merrill Company
- Doctor Johnson, A Play by A. Edward Newton - Dated 1923 by The Atlantic Monthly Press - Some sunning to the boards.
- Peacock Pie, A Book of Rhymes by Walter De La Mare - Dated 1925 by Henry Holt and Company
- The Lost Lyrist by Elizabeth Hollister Frost - Dated 1928 by Harper & Brothers Publishers - In gold dust jacket, showing some wear and chipping.
- Saul by Robert Browning - Dated 1896 by T. Y. Crowell & Co. - Sunning to the spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4099

$45
Title: Journeys Through Bookland
Author: Charles H. Sylvester
Publisher: Bellos-Reeve Company
Printing Year: 1922
Number of Volumes: Complete 10-volume set

Notes: Handsomely bound in various color blind-stamped cloth with bright gilt pictorial design and lettering, this antique set is a collection of stories for children, featuring handsome color illustrations throughout, including frontispiece illustrations. The volumes feature pictorial endpapers. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with minor rubbing and shelf wear. The volumes are securely bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, featuring gilded top edges. These volumes have a faint tobacco aroma. The books measure approximately 6" x 8.75".
 
Lot 4100

$15
Title: Collected Verse of Rudyard Kipling
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Doubleday Page & Co.
Printing Year: 1910

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in crimson cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a collection of verse from noted author Rudyard Kipling. The work features all seventeen called-for full-page illustrations by W. Heath Robinson, including the tipped-in color illustrations. This is an ex-library volume, with the only indication being a pocket on the rear endpaper, and a previous owner's bookplate is on the front endpaper. The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and the cloth fraying along the spine edges. The internal hinges are cracked. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 392 pages.
 
Lot 4101

$70
Title: John L. Stoddard's Lectures
Author: John L. Stoddard
Publisher: Balch Brothers Co.
Printing Year: 1909
Number of Volumes: Complete ten-volume set, plus four supplemental volumes

Notes: Bound in half leather over marbled boards with decorative gilt lettering and floral designs on the spines, this antique set provides a compilation of American writer John L. Stoddard's lectures on travel. These travel lectures cover a variety of locations, from Norway, Switzerland and many other European countries and cities, to Egypt, Japan, India and China, as well as California, the Grand Canyon and Canada, among many other locations. Many plates are present throughout the volumes, including many full-page and some in color. The volumes show some external age/wear, concentrated along the spines and extremities, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 4102

$70
Title: The Will To Be Well
Author: Charles Brodie Patterson
Publisher: The Alliance Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1901 First Edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in green cloth with bright, elaborate gilt tooling to front cover and gilt lettering to the spine, this antique first edition was written by Charles Brodie Patterson, a pioneer in the New Thought Movement. This rare volumes covers a variety of topics related to the New Thought Movement, including the unity of life, the law of attraction, mental influences, the laws of health, spiritual treatment, the life of power, the way of salvation, the spirit of praise, the dawn of a new age and the health of mind and body.

New Thought promotes the ideas that "Infinite Intelligence" or "God" is ubiquitous, spirit is the totality of real things, true human selfhood is divine, divine thought is a force for good, sickness originates in the mind, and "right thinking" has a healing effect. (details courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows well, with light external age/wear, including minor rubbing to the extremities and the corners lightly bumped. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, featuring top-edge gilt. The book measures approximately 5" x 8.5" and contains 205 pages.
 
Lot 4103

$140
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of vintage political ephemera and collectibles, as well as an assortment of antique photographs, pamphlets, blank envelopes with the logo of F. Emmert Brewing Co., early Twentieth Century decorating pamphlets and much more. Featured is an original tintype of two soldiers with two women. Also featured is a 1947 unbound collection of Classic Jewelry Designs, published by Alvert A. Lampl and containing 24 black and white plates of various jewelry designs. This piece is lacking any original wrappers. 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 4104

$50
This lot includes the group of original antique Victorian chromolithographs shown in the corresponding image. Included are approximately forty pieces, including advertisements, trade cards, travel souvenirs, 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 4105

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of New York State titles:

- A History of the Adirondacks by Alfred L. Donaldson - Dated 1989 by Harbor Hill Books - Two-volume set in dust jackets.
- The Falls of Niagara by Glenn C. Forrester - Dated 1928 by D. Van Nostrand
- Lake Champlain and Its Shores by W. H. H. Murray - Dated 1890 by De Wolfe, Fiske & Co.
- The Voyages and Explorations of Samuel de Champlain by Narrated by Himself - Dated 1922 by Allerton Book Co. - Translated by Annie Nettleton Bourne - Two-volume set.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4107

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of history titles:

- Sketches of Men of Progress by James Parton, et al - Dated 1870-71 by New York and Hartford Publishing Company
- Great Achievements of the Century by J. W. Buel- Dated 1898 by Century Manufacturing Company (Philadelphia)
- The Land of the Veda: Being Personal Reminiscences of India by Rev. William Butler - Dated 1872 by Carlton & Lanahan
- The Ladies' Depository by various authors - Dated 1849 by L. Swormstedt and J. H. Power
- California Missions, A Guide to the Historic Trails of the Padres by Karl F. Brown - Dated 1939 by Garden City Publishing Co. - In clear wrapper and red box.
- The Terrible Siren, Victoria Woodhull by Emanie Sachs - Dated 1928 by Harper & Brothers
- The Great American Battle by Anna Ella Carroll - Dated 1856 by Miller, Orton & Mulligan

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4108

$30
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include three of Cooper's "Leather Stocking Tales" and three uniformly bound volumes from Harper & Brothers in gray cloth with silver and gold 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 4109

$35
This lot includes the group of historical publications on Pennsylvania shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes twelve Yearbooks from the Pennsylvania Society and 14 bound compilations of Genealogy Magazine of Pennsylvania, with six unbound magazines in the original 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 4110

$80
This lot includes the group of military-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes items from World War I & II, as well as other military operations. Items include a service album from Fort McClellan, AL, photographs, postcards, booklets and travel souvenirs from the United States Navy Yard in Philadelphia, among 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 4111

$35
Title: Portrait and Biographical Record of Lackawanna County Pennsylvania
Publisher: Chapman Publishing
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in full blind-stamped leather with bright gilt lettering and gilded dentelles, this antique volume is a scarce description of prominent and leading citizens of Lackawanna County, as well as biographies and portraits of the U.S. Presidents. The work is illustrated with many portraits. The volume shows external age/wear; with the front board and front free endpaper detached and rubbing to the leather. The gilt-edged text block is solid with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11" and contains 1,076 pages.
 
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