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Lot 4184

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

- Oxford by Andrew Lang - Dated 1916 by Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd. - Limited edition volume, number 104 of 355, featuring tipped-in color plates and deckled page edges.
- The History of the Reign of Charles the Fifth, Emperor of Germany by William Robertson - Dated 1770 by Privately Printed - Volumes two and three only, advanced wear, with one board lacking and one board detached, pages age-toned and foxed, among other indications of wear.
- Hume and Smollet's Celebrated History of England by Rev. John Robinson - Dated 1838 by Robinson, Pratt & Co. - Some age/wear indications.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4185

$50
Title: The Massachusetts Magazine
Author: various
Publisher: Salem Press Co.
Printing Year: 1900s-1910s
Number of Volumes: 10-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set provides a history of Massachusetts in the early 20th Century. The magazines feature mounted illustrations. These volumes have been rebound in a historical society's library bindings. 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 7.25" x 9.75".
 
Lot 4186

$35
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. This lot includes a framed hand-signed modern engraving from San Gimignano; a large, nice print of Audubon's Canvas backed Duck"; a broadside of Song of the Queen Bee, privately printed by the Alcuin Society; and several reproductions of antique engravings of fireworks and foreign language pieces. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4187

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

- Review of the Life and Writings of M. Hale Smith by L. C. Browne - Dated 1847 by A. Tompkins
- Life Thoughts by Henry Ward Beecher - Dated 1858 by Phillips, Sampson and Company
- Practical Discourses on Regeneration by Philip Doddridge - Dated 1815 by Reuben Sears - Some advanced wear, with front board detached.
- The Rev. Legh Richmond's Letters and Counsels to His Children by Rev. Legh Richmond - Dated c1890 by American Tract Society
- The Superannuate; or, Anecdotes, Incidents and Sketches by William Ryder - Dated 1845 by G. Lane & C. B. Tippett
- An Extract From Mr. Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life by Rev. John Wesley - Dated 1837 by T. Mason and G. Lane
- The Faithful Promiser by uncredited author - Dated c1890 by American Tract Society

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4188

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of European history titles:

- The National and Domestic History of England by W. H. S. Aubrey - by J. Hagger, London - Volumes one through four only. Includes many full-page color and black and white illustrations. Advanced external wear, with moisture, sunning and rubbing to boards.
- History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789, To the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815 by Archibald Alison - Dated 1843 by Harper & Brothers - Four-volume set, with some significant wear, primarily concentrated along the spines.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4189

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

Titles: Home Needlework Magazine, Women's Missionary Magazine, McCall's Magazine, House & Garden, The Forecast, Needlecraft Magazine, Woman's Home Companion, Vogue, Flair, Ladies Home Journal, The Ladies' World, The Farmer's Wife, People's Home Journal
Issue Dates: late 1890s - 1950s
Approximate Number of Issues: 26

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 4190

$225
Title: Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Printing Year: 1953

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with yellow lettering, this vintage volume is a scarce first edition hardcover of Ray Bradbury's classic science fiction story, Fahrenheit 451. The work is in the original cream pictorial dust jacket. This hardcover volume was printed simultaneously with a first edition trade paperback volume. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with extensive moisture indications to the jacket, boards and to the page edges of the last thirty pages. The jacket has small holes and wear along the extremities, and is now in a clear, protective mylar cover. The jacket is unclipped, and has a price of $2.50. There is also a moisture indication along the bottom of the text block, affecting the last 100 pages. The volume is securely bound, with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25" and contains 199 pages.
 
Lot 4191

$55
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include brightly colored pictorial covers, including some chromolithographs. 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 4192

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

Titles: The Illustrated London News, Californian, Abroad, The Social Spectator, Holiday, The Spur, Comfort, The Saturday Evening Post, Judge
Issue Dates: 1900s-50s
Approximate Number of Issues: 45

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, age-toning and other wear.
 
Lot 4193

$10
Title: The Mississippi Valley Historical Review
Author: various
Publisher: Mississippi Valley Historical Association
Printing Year: 1940s-1960s
Number of Volumes: 40-volume set

Notes: Bound in light brown cloth with gilt lettering, this vintage set provides a history of the Mississippi Valley, taken from documents collected by the Historical Association. Many of these volumes have been rebound in modern boards, while some volumes remain in the original wrappers. Overall, the volumes show light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The volumes in wrappers show more advanced wear. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 10".
 
Lot 4194

$130
Title: Giants in the Earth
Author: O. E. Rolvaag
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1927 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pale green cloth with decorative bright gilt grain motif along the spine and in the original dust jacket, this antique volume is a scarce stated first edition of this work on the struggles of Norwegian immigrants in the Dakotas. Included with the dust jacket is a promotional wrap-around band. The pictorial endpapers portray farm work in silhouette. The volume shows very well, with only light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The unclipped jacket shows light sunning and shelf wear, and two small tears to the top rear edge of the wrap-around band. The jacket and band are in a protective, clear mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.75" and contains 465 pages, followed by the publisher’s advertisements.
 
Lot 4195

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 4196

$15
Title: The Bibelot
Editor: Thomas B. Mosher
Publisher: Wm. Wise
Printing Year: 1895
Number of Volumes: 15-volume set

Notes: Bound in light blue cloth with ivory paper spine labels, this antique set is a collection of poetry and prose collected by Thomas B. Mosher. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and occasional full-page illustrations, as well as title pages in red and black. This set contains fifteen of the 21 original volumes. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some moisture indications and shelf wear. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly-age toned pages, featuring deckled edges. The books measure approximately 4.75" x 6.25".
 
Lot 4197

$25
This lot features the following group of late Nineteenth & early Twentieth Century magazine issues:

Titles: Wood's Household Magazine, St. Nicholas, American Agriculturist, Green's Fruit Grower and Home Companion, and Harper's Bazar
Issue Dates: 1860s-1900s
Approximate Number of Issues: 21

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautifully engraved front and rear covers, with many in-text engravings. Included with these magazines are three bound antique music books from the same time period. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.
 
Lot 4198

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique United States history titles:

- A Popular History of the United States of America by John Clark Ridpath - Dated 1879 by Nelson & Phillips
- Chicago's Awful Theater Horror by Bishop Fallows, The Survivors and Rescuers - Dated 1904 by Memorial Publishing Co.
- Old Paths and Legends of New England by Katharine M. Abbott - Dated 1903 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
- Dames and Daughters of the Young Republic by Geraldine Brooks - Dated 1901 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
- Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days by Geraldine Brooks - Dated 1900 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
- Count Frosting and New France Under Louis XIV by Francis Parkman - Dated 1885 by Little, Brown & Company
- Pictorial History of the United States of America by R. Thomas - Dated 1847 by House & Brown - Some advanced wear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4199

$25
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: The Literary Digest
Issue Dates: 1928-29
Number of Issues: 7

Notes: These antique magazines show very nicely with beautiful illustrated color front covers, with color advertisements on the rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping primarily concentrated along the spines and extremities, mailing labels on the covers, and other wear. The rear cover of one issue is detached.
 
Lot 4200

$25
This lot includes the group of antique souvenir booklets shown in the corresponding image(s). These five items come from Louisville, Kentucky; Kilbourn and the Dells of Wisconsin; Picturesque Seattle; the White Mountains; and Philadelphia. 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 4201

$10
This lot includes the group of Vermont Quarterly magazines 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 4202

$50
Title: Die Heiligen Schriften des Ulten und Neuen Testamentes
Translator: Leander van Ess
Publisher: Verlad des J. E. v. Geidelschen Buchhandlung
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in dark brown boards with black spine, this antique volume is an antique German translation of the Bible. This volume is not the typical Luther Bible, instead it was translated by Leander van Ess. Included on the endpapers are handwritten notations with a family history and recipes for treating the bite of a mad dog. The family history tells of their journey in 1866 emigrating from the town of Niederscheld, Germany (near Dillenburg, Herzogtum Nassau) to America, first New York, then Williamsburg and finally to Evansville, Indiana. The work comes with a handwritten sheet in English translating the original notes. Some restoration work was performed on this volume, including the addition of modern front and rear leaves and a new cloth spine backing. The volume shows external age/wear, with loss to the paper on the boards. The volume is securely bound with age-toned pages, showing foxing. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.75".
 
Lot 4203

$55
This lot includes the group of antique Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of trade cards, die-cut pieces, advertisements and greeting cards, among many other items. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4204

$40
This lot includes the following group of antique and vintage postcards:

Theme: Gazebos
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Approximate number of cards in this group: 150

Condition/Details: This lot features approximately 150 antique and vintage postcards and photographs, primarily featuring gazebos from around the world. This carefully established collection features many different gazebos, with some typed and handwritten notations. Approximately 40 items were carefully stored in clear plastic and taped to pages of a book of construction paper. The cards in this collection are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Many of the postcards contain handwriting and some original postage.
 
Lot 4205

$70
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique fashion-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes catalogs and publications such as Altman Magazine, Fifth Avenue Fashions, and Book of Styles, as well as several excised fashion plates and advertisements. 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 4206

$175
Title: The Family Atlas of the Earth
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.
Printing Year: 1868

Condition/Details: Bound in dark brown cloth with gilt lettering and designs, this antique volume is a very scarce atlas of the world. The volume contains all 37 called-for hand-colored maps, including a frontispiece illustration showing the length of rivers worldwide. Additionally, there are several engravings of scenes of people and places around the world. The volume shows external age/wear, with the spine cover mostly lacking and both boards detached and showing bumping to the corners. The front pages are detached, and the binding shows wear. The pages are lightly age-toned, with the maps showing well. The book measures approximately 10.75" x 14.75".
 
Lot 4207

$25
This lot includes the group of publications from the Maine Historical Society shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes 34 volumes of various publications from the Historical Society, including the Baxter Manuscripts and the Barnham Papers, among other books. These volumes were published in the early 1900s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books show some advanced age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4208

$30
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 are four original tintype photographs. 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 4209

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles authored by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore:

- We Were Soldiers Once...and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1992 by Random House - This volume, complete with dust jacket, and signed by both authors on the title page, is an account of Ia Drang--"The battle that changed the war in Vietnam."
- We Are Soldiers Still by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1998 by Harper Collins - This stated first edition is complete with dust and signed by both authors on the title page. This volume recounts the authors' visit back to the Ia Drang Valley. Stated first edition.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in like-new condition, with light shelf wear to the jackets.
 
Lot 4210

$100
Title: Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends Towards the Indian Tribes in the Settlement of the Colonies of East and West Jersey and Pennsylvania
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Edward Marsh
Printing Year: 1844

Condition/Details: Bound in brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, this antique volume is a first edition on the missionary work of Quakers with Native Americans in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This work was published by the Aborigines' Committee of the Meeting for Sufferings. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece map showing the areas of Aboriginal America East of the Mississippi and a fold-out map of North America denoting the boundaries of the Yearly Meetings of Friends and the location of various Native American tribes. Both maps were hand-colored, with the second colored in outline. The volume shows well, with only light external age/wear, including wear along the spine and the corners bumped. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 9" and contains 247 pages.
 
Lot 4211

$70
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: unknown
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Year: unknown
Dimensions: Frame measures 31.5" by 14"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an original oil on canvas after "The Concert of Women," originally painted in 1530-40. This oil painting reproduction is a large original half-figure portrait of three women in a musical performance. This painting is in a large gilded frame. The frame shows some age/wear. The painting shows light age, with a fine patina. Written on the back of the frame is "Harrach Collection (Vienna)."
 
Lot 4212

$35
Title: The Illustrated Household Edition of Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Lee and Shepard
Printing Year: 1878
Number of Volumes: 15-volume set

Notes: Bound in blind-stamped olive green cloth with bright gilt and black decorations, this antique set is a Lee and Shepard's "Illustrated Household Edition" of Charles Dickens' works. The text is in two-columns, and illustrations are present throughout These volumes are decoratively bound, with gilt and black decorations on the spines, and black decorations on the front boards. The collection includes some of Dickens' most noted works, including Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, and several other titles. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some sunning and rubbing along the extremities. The works are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 7.75".
 
Lot 4213

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

- The 1947 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures Edited by Jack Alicoate - Dated 1947 by The Film Daily
- The 1945 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures Edited by Jack Alicoate - Dated 1945 by The Film Daily
- The Film Daily Presents The Product Guide and Directors' Annual by Jack Alicoate - Dated 1937 by The Film Daily
- The Field Dog Stud Book, An Authentic Register by various authors - Dated 1936 by American Field Publishing Co.
- A Textbook on Tobacco by Carl Werner - Dated 1914 by The Tobacco Leaf Publishing Co.
- The American Standard of Perfection Edited by J. H. Drevenstedt - Dated 1898 by The American Poultry Association

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4214

$25
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books, pulp, pamphlets and other ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes mystery pulp, theological and morality pamphlets and stories, poetry, travel booklets 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 4215

$225
Title: A Collection of Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern. Particularly Old English Dresses
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Thomas Jefferys
Printing Year: 1757
Number of Volumes: Two-volume set

Notes: Bound in half-leather over marbled boards, with raised spine bands and gilt details, this antique set is a scarce late Eighteenth Century work on fashion and dresses. This set includes volume one and two, printed in 1757. Two additional volumes were published in 1772. The set includes two engraved title pages in both volume, one in both French and English, and all four with red and black lettering and an engraved illustration. The volumes are profusely illustrated with engravings portraying popular fashions from around the world and throughout time. The volume is lacking 13 plates, including numbers 6, 22, 31, 33, 38, 45, 55, 84, 93, 94, 101, 202, and 229. These volumes have been rebound in antique bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear and the spine labels lacking, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The page edges were trimmed during the binding, and some text is cut-off, primarily along the bottom edge. The books measure approximately 8.5" x 10.5".
 
Lot 4216

$100
Title: A Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark; with the Contiguous Buildings
Author: John Rocque
Publisher: Historic Urban Plans
Printing Year: 1967

Condition/Details: This volume is an unbound, limited edition, oversized reproduction of A Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark; with the Contiguous Buildings; From an actual SURVEY, taken by John Rocque, Land-Surveyor, and Engraved by John Pine, Bluemantle Pursuivant at Arms, and Chief Engraver of Seals, &c. to His Majesty. This work contains massive reproductions of the original engraved plans. This unique piece is from a limited edition of 500 copies printed in Ithaca, New York, though this volume is not numbered. The volume shows light age/wear, with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 22.75" x 29.5" and contains approximately 25 pages.
 
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