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Lot 4112

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on United States histories:

- American Commonwealths by William Barrows, John Esten Cooke and William Hand Browne - Dated 1883-1884 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - Three volumes. Titles includes works on Oregon, Virginia and Maryland, each with two-page or fold-out map frontispiece, two outlined in color.
- The History of Vermont by W. H. Carpenter and T. S. Arthur - Dated 1856 by J. B. Lippincott & Co. - Lacking title pages and all pages prior to engraved title page.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4113

$40
Title: The Wood Engravings of Gwen Raverat
Introduction by: Reynolds Stone
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Printing Year: 1959 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in dark gray cloth with bright gilt lettering on a teal spine label and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume contains a large selection of reproductions of wood engravings from Gwen Raverat. The work is illustrated with more than one hundred pages of the wood engravings, with many pages containing numerous illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The price-clipped jacket shows light wear, with sunning and moisture indications, as well as creasing and light wear along the extremities. The jacket is now in a clear, protective mylar cover. The free endpapers show some darkening. The book measures approximately 8.75" x 11.25" and contains 135 pages.
 
Lot 4114

$375
Title: The National Atlas
Author: Ornando Willis Gray
Publisher: Stedman & Brown
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce atlas of the United States, with additional general maps of the world. This volume includes a special map at the end of railways and counties in Pennsylvania. This volume has been collated and is complete, with all pages in numerical order, except an apparent printing error with pages 66 and 67 lacking and pages 68 and 69 appearing twice. The maps show well with hand coloring and outlining. The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards and spine cover lacking. The text block is securely bound with lightly age-toned pages. Pages prior to the title page and following the second page of the Professional Directory of Patrons are lacking. The book measures approximately 14.75" x 17.5" and contains 224 pages, followed by several unpaginated pages.
 
Lot 4115

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative poetry titles:

- Poems by Bret Harte - Dated 1871 by James R. Osgood and Company - First edition, later printing, with the advertisement prior to the title page and the error corrected on page 136.
- Farm Legends by Will Carleton - Dated YEAR by Harper & Brothers - Decorative printing, with gilded lettering and pictorial designs.
- City Ballads by Will Carleton - Dated 1886 by Harper & Brothers - Decorative printing, with gilded lettering and pictorial designs.
- City Legends by Will Carleton - Dated 1890 by Harper & Brothers - Decorative printing, with gilded lettering and pictorial designs.
- Farm Festivals by Will Carleton - Dated 1881 by Harper & Brothers - Decorative printing, with gilded lettering and pictorial designs.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4116

$45
Title: History of Knox County, Ohio, Its Past and Present
Author: N. N. Hill, Jr.
Publisher: A. A. Graham & Co.
Printing Year: 1881

Condition/Details: Bound in brown blind-stamped cloth, this antique volume provides a history of Knox County, Ohio. The work features a map frontispiece and is profusely illustrated with portraits and illustrations of buildings throughout the county. The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards detached and clear tape along the spine. The text block binding shows some wear, and contains age-toned pages. The frontispiece map is trimmed along the top edge. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 9.5" and contains 854 pages.

Included with this volume is a 1972 reproduction of this work. This volume is in library boards, and is in like-new condition, being tightly bound and clean. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 9.5" and contains 854 pages.
 
Lot 4117

$25
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books feature gilt and black decorations 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 4118

$110
Title: Ninth Census - Volume I - The Statistics of the Population of the United States
Author: Francis A. Walker
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1872

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering on the spine, this government printing provides a statistical view of the United States as of the 1870 census. This volume is a unique piece, with a presentation inscription and signature of Hon. Wm. A Wheeler, who later became the Vice President of the United States under President Rutherford B. Hayes. A later handwritten notation explains Wheeler's position. This work contains all of the called-for maps, many of which are folding and/or have color. The maps portray the regionality of several ethnic groups, including African Americans, Irish, Germans, Chinese, and other groups. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and extremities. The spine shows some wear, with loss along the top one inch and a tear along the bottom edge. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages, showing some moisture indications. The book measures approximately 9.25" x 11.75" and contains 804 pages.
 
Lot 4120

$130
Title: The Raye Burns Course of Cartooning
Author: Raye Burns
Publisher: The Raye Burns School of Cartooning
Printing Year: 1931-32
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in light blue oblong paper wrappers, this antique set is a scarce early or first edition of this two-volume set on cartooning, with volume one signed by Burns at the end of the foreword. The work contains typed instructions on cartooning and provides examples. The volumes show external age/wear, with creasing, moisture indications and light chipping to the wrappers. The rear wrapper is detached from volume one, and the spine covers are mostly lacking. The pages are age-toned and show light wear concentrated along the edges. The books measure approximately 8.5" x 13.5".
 
Lot 4121

$20
This lot includes the group of Civil War commemorative first day covers and stamps shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately 35 first day covers and two sheets of stamps. 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 4122

$130
Title: Bruce Weber
Author: Bruce Weber
Publisher: Twelvetrees Press (Los Angeles)
Printing Year: 1983

Condition/Details: Bound in navy cloth and in the black and white photographic dust jacket, this volume is a collection of photographs by American fashion photographer Bruce Weber. The work contains several sections of photographs, including Brothers, Matt Dillon, Notebook, Lifeguards, Clammers, Hall of Fame, Jeff, and On Leave in Waikiki. Most of the photographs are in black and white. This volume is from a limited edition printing, limited to 5,000 copies. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket shows very well, with only minor wear, and is in a protective mylar cover. The book measures approximately 11.25" x 14" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 4123

$70
This lot includes the group of books on Massachusetts history shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include twelve bound compilations of The Mayflower Descendant and approximately 30 unbound magazines in the original wrappers. Also included in this lot are seven volumes from the late Nineteenth Century published by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. 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 4124

$60
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

Artist: Unknown
Medium: Hand-Colored Photographs
Year: 1930s
Dimensions: Frames measure 8.5" by 6.5"

Details/Condition: This lot features three framed, original hand-tinted photographs, featuring Southwestern America landscapes. The photographs are hand-labeled and signed by an unknown artist. Titles in this group include "Desert Scene" and two photographs of "Cambelback Mountain and Desert". These photographs show very well, with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4125

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

Title: Peterson's Ladies National Magazine
Issue Dates: 1867
Approximate Number of Issues: 7

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 4127

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique floral titles:

- A Bunch of Violets by Irene E. Jerome - Dated 1888 by Lee and Shepard Publishers
- The Rural Wreath; or, Life Among the Flowers by Laura Greenwood - Dated 1860 by Thayer and Eldridge
- The Language of Flowers by uncredited author - Dated c1895 by Ernest Nister - Chromolithograph illustrations throughout.
- The Language of Flowers by uncredited author - Dated 1849 by Leavitt Trow & Co. - Small volume with chromolithograph illustrations throughout.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Several of the books in this lot show signs of advanced wear.
 
Lot 4128

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

- The Red Chief, A Story of the Massacre of Cherry Valley by Everett T. Tomlinson - Dated 1905 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company
- Leonora of the Yawmish by Francis Dana - Dated 1897 by Harper & Brothers Publishers
- Stuart and Bamboo by Sarah P. McLean Greene - Dated 1897 by Harper & Brothers Publishers
- When The King Came, Stories From the Four Gospels by George Hodges - Dated 1904 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - Author-signed.
- The Invisible Playmate and W. V. Her Book by William Canton - Dated 1898 by Dodd, Mead and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4129

$45
This lot includes the group of The Genealogist Quarterly Magazine 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 volumes show advanced wear indicators including chipping and loss to pages and wrappers.
 
Lot 4130

$80
This lot includes the group of children's 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 4131

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

Title: Fortune
Issue Dates: 1938-41
Number of Issues: Five

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with handsome pictorial color front covers featuring nautical, agricultural and artistic designs, and rear covers with color advertisements. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including darkening and sunning, light moisture indications, and slightly cocked spines.
 
Lot 4132

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique children's titles:

- Bessie on Her Travels by Joanna H. Mathews - Dated 1872 by Robert Carter and Brothers
- The Old Bell of Independence; or, Philadelphia in 1776 by Henry C. Watson - Dated 1851 by Lindsay and Blakiston
- The Old Garret by Mrs. Follen - Dated 1857 by Whittemore, Niles & Hall - "Part Third" only.
- Fretful Lillia; or, The Girl Who Was Compared to Singnettle by Francis Forrester - Dated 1867 by Taggard and Thompson
- Morning by uncredited author - Dated 1861 by Robert Carter & Brothers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4133

$120
This lot includes the group of approximately 170 original, antique tobacco cards shown in the corresponding image. This group includes a complete set of "Aviary & Cage Birds" from Player's Cigarettes, and incomplete sets of "Cricketers" and "Boy Scout and Girl Guide", as well as incomplete sets from Brook Bond Tea of "Trees In Britain" and "Flags & Emblems of the World." These cards, carefully stored in a "Cigarette Pictures" album, show very well, with only light age/wear indications. The colorful illustrations remain bright and striking. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 4134

$60
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage scrapbooks shown in the corresponding image. This group includes five bound scrapbooks and loose scrapbook pages, featuring excised illustrations, plates, and advertisements, vintage napkins (featuring one with a Halloween design), news and magazine articles, poetry, jewelry designs, and a book dedicated to ballet and dancing from around the world. 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 4135

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative, antique estate titles:

- Samantha at Saratoga by Josiah Allen's Wife - Dated 1892 by Edgewood Publishing Co.
- The Second Book of Birds by Olive Thorne Miller - Dated 1901 by Houghton Mifflin and Company - Color illustrations by noted artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes.
- The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith - Dated c1900 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
- The Swiss Family Robinson by uncredited author - Dated 1871 by Hurd & Houghton
- The Patriot Boy; or, The Life and Career of Major-General Ormsby M. Mitchell by Rev. P. C. Headley - Dated 1865 by William H. Appleton - Some moisture indications present.
- One Summer by uncredited author - Dated 1881 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4136

$35
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). These decorative titles feature chromolithograph illustrations on the front boards and gilt and silver 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 4137

$25
Title: The Historical Collections of the Danvers Historical Society
Author: various
Publisher: Danvers Historical Society
Printing Year: 1910s-1930s
Number of Volumes: 30-volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set provides a detailed history of Danvers, Massachusetts. These volumes have been rebound and have some stamps from a historical society's library. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Some pages may show chipping and wear. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9".
 
Lot 4138

$25
This lot includes the group of technology-related ephemera and collectibles shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an Atwater Kent Radio instruction booklet, and pamphlets on the Sylvania Beam, how to make a Dynamo, common radio terms, fertilizers, instructions for the New Butterfly Cream Separator from Albaugh-Dover Company, and electronic radio television instructions from the Marine Corps Radio Material School. Also included are eight copper printing plates on wooden blocks portraying various antique tools and machinery. One printing plate has a stamp on the wooden backing identifying it is from the Pioneer Thresher Co. of Shortsville, New York. 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 4139

$225
This lot includes the group of autographed vintage Playbills shown in the corresponding image. These Playbills are from theatrical performances dated from 1954 through 1961. Signatures come from classic stage and screen performers, including Eartha Kitt, Joan Bennett, Joe Bova, Donald Cook, Genevieve, Julie Harris, Judy Holliday, Edward Everett Horton, Lloyd Nolan, Reginald Owen, Tom Poston, Basil Rathbone, Kent Smith, Margaret Sullivan, and Gig Young. This lot also includes signatures from Hugh O'Brian, John Lodge (former Governor of Connecticut) and Leroy Anderson. 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 4140

$80
Title: Flowers
Author: Irving Penn
Publisher: Harmony Books
Printing Year: 1980 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in cream cloth in a cream dust jacket with a photograph of a flower, this volume is a first edition of a collection of floral photographs by noted photographer Irving Penn. The work is profusely illustrated with striking color photographs of poppies, tulips, roses, lilies, peonies, orchids and begonias. The volume shows very well, with only minor external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The unclipped dust jacket shows well, with only light wear, and is now in a protective mylar cover. The book measures approximately 10.25" x 10.25" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 4141

$60
Title: Personal Narrative of a Year's Journey Through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-63)
Author: William Gifford Palgrave
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Printing Year: 1873

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative green cloth with gilt lettering and a blind-stamped illustration of a man and camel detailed in black on the front board, this antique volume provides a view of Arabia in the mid-Nineteenth Century. This work is illustrated with all called-for plates, including four fold-out maps and plans with some color outlining. The portrait of the author that was called-for as the frontispiece is present instead on the title page. This is an ex-library volume, with a sticker on the spine, a bookplate on the front endpaper, a pocket on the rear endpaper and a stamp on the title page. The volume shows external age/wear, with wear and light tearing to the cloth along the extremities and light moisture indications to the boards. The internal hinges of the boards are separated. The binding shows some play, with clean, age-toned pages. The fold-out map shows some wear and light chipping along the edges, while the other fold-out plans show very well. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 421 pages, followed by the publisher's advertisements.
 
Lot 4142

$10
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 4143

$35
This lot includes the group of antique decorative literature shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot feature bright gilt and colorful illustrations, and include works from Dickens, Irish legends, poetry collaborations and more. 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 4144

$40
This lot includes the soldier's photograph album from World War II shown in the corresponding image. This albums was from Hawaii, with pictures from there, California, and other locations, possibly some while stationed during the War. Many of the photographs appear to be from training, with soldiers standing in formation, individual soldiers, 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 4145

$300
Title: The Writings of Thomas Hardy in Prose and Verse
Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1920
Number of Volumes: Complete 21-volume limited edition set

Notes: Decoratively bound in three-quarter leather over light brown cloth with four raised spine bands and bright gilt tooling and lettering, this antique set is a collection of the writings of noted writer Thomas Hardy. This collection is from a limited edition, hand-numbered 491 of 1,250 copies. The work is illustrated with frontispiece illustrations. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with light shelf wear and rubbing along the extremities. Volumes 8, 12 and 13 have moisture indications on the spines, with 12 and 13 having a cream-colored marking. The front board of volume one is detached. Otherwise, the volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, featuring gilded top edges. The volumes have a faint tobacco aroma. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9".
 
Lot 4146

$50
Title: Road to the Stars
Author: Yuri Gagarin
Publisher: Foreign Languages Publishing House
Printing Year: c1961

Condition/Details: Bound in light gray cloth with black and gilt emblem and lettering, this vintage volume is an autobiography of the first human in space, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. This volume is in a scarce blue dust jacket, with red lettering and white and black designs. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and many photographs throughout. Included in this volume are three photographs with auto print signatures. The volume shows light external age/wear, with shelf wear and light rubbing to the extremities. The jacket shows light wear, with chipping along the edges, including some light loss along the top edge, and is now in a clear protective mylar cover. The volume is securely bound with lightly age-toned pages. The spine is slightly cocked. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.25" and contains 197 pages.
 
Lot 4147

$90
Title: The Memoirs of The Duke of Sully, Prime-Minister to Henry the Great
Author: Charlotte Lennox (translator)
Publisher: Edward Earle
Printing Year: 1817
Number of Volumes: Complete five-volume set, bound in three books

Notes: Bound in three-quarter calf over marbled boards with raised, gilded spine edges, crimson spine label and gilt lettering, this scarce set provides a history of the Duke of Sully. All five volumes of this set are present and have been professionally rebound in antique, decorative bindings. The marbled endpapers and page edges match the marbled boards. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with the second spine label lacking from each volume, and some wear to the extremities. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, with occasional marginalia. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.5".
 
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