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Lot 4217

$275
This lot features a vintage magazine containing the first published work of noted author J. D. Salinger:

Title: Story
Editor: Whit Burnett
Issue Date: March-April 1940
Issue Number: Vol. XVI, No. 82

Notes: This vintage issue of Story magazine contains the first published work of noted American author J. D. Salinger, "The Young Folks." Story was a magazine founded in 1931 by journalist-editor Whit Burnett and his first wife, Martha Foley, in Vienna, Austria. Showcasing short stories by new authors, 67 copies of the debut issue (April-May, 1931) were mimeographed in Vienna, and two years later, Story moved to New York City where Burnett and Foley created The Story Press in 1936. By the late 1930s, the magazine's circulation had climbed to 21,000 copies. Authors introduced in Story included Charles Bukowski, Erskine Caldwell, John Cheever, James T. Farrell, Joseph Heller, J. D. Salinger, Tennessee Williams and Richard Wright. Other authors included Ludwig Bemelmans, Carson McCullers and William Saroyan. The magazine sponsored various awards (WPA, Armed Forces), and it held an annual college fiction contest.

Burnett's second wife, Hallie Southgate Burnett, began collaborating with him in 1942. During this period, Story published the early work of Truman Capote, John Knowles and Norman Mailer. Story was briefly published in book form during the early 1950s, returning to a magazine format in 1960. Due to a lack of funds, Story folded in 1967, but it maintained its reputation through the Story College Creative Awards, which Burnett directed from 1966 to 1971. (historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

"The Young Folks" was Salinger's first published story, published in Story magazine. Burnett was the teacher of short story writing at Columbia where Salinger took his course. Salinger himself was twenty one at the time of its publication. The story satirizes the selfish concerns of a pair of young adults at a party and the festering shallowness of their lives. (history courtesy of deadcaulfields.com)

This vintage volume is in excellent condition, with the bright orange paper wrappers clean and showing well, with only light age/wear indications. The magazine is tightly bound in several signatures. The volume measures approximately 6.75" x 9.25" and contains 104 pages.
 
Lot 4218

$140
This lot includes the group of miscellaneous ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes antique Czechoslovakian magazines, antique stock certificates of DeLuxe Hotel Register Company and Reed Novelty Company, an antique yearbook with tipped-in black and white photographs, antique school atlases with color maps, 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 4219

$10
Title: William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine
Author: various
Publisher: Whittet & Shepperson
Printing Year: 1901
Number of Volumes: 66-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set provides a history of William and Mary College in Virginia. These volumes have been rebound in various shades of green cloth. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with older volumes showing more advanced wear. The volumes are overall securely bound with lightly age-toned pages, some bindings show wear. Several pages may show chipping and wear. A historical society's stamp is present on the title page. The books measure approximately 6" x 9.5".
 
Lot 4220

$150
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Liberation
Issue Dates: 1960s-1970s
Approximate Number of Issues: 100

Notes: This collection of magazines features the 1960's-70's publication Liberation magazine, a monthly magazine of the New Left founded, published, and edited by David Dellinger and A. J. Muste from 19561975 out of New York. A. J. Muste brought funding from the War Resisters League. These magazines show nicely with striking color front and rear covers. These are ex-library magazines, with a "Received" stamp on each front cover and an ink "X" on each cover. These magazines are intact and whole, some issues show minor signs of age/wear.
 
Lot 4221

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of United States history 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 4222

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique travel and exploration titles:

- Arctic Explorations and Discoveries During The Nineteenth Century by Samuel M. Smucker - Dated 1886 by William L. Allison
- Ship and Shore in Madeira, Lisbon, and the Mediterranean by Rev. Walter Colton - Dated 1851 by A. S. Barnes & Co.
- At Home and Abroad by Bayard Taylor - Dated 1866 by G. P. Putnam - Front board is detached.
- Little Journeys Abroad by Mary Bowers Warren - Dated 1895 by Joseph Knight Company
- Lives and Voyages of Early Navigators with a History of Buccaneers by uncredited - Dated 1839 by J. & J. Harper - Lacking beginning pages, through xiii of the table of contents.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4223

$900
Title: The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D., Late Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America to France
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: J. Parsons
Printing Year: 1793

Condition/Details: Bound in the original paper covered boards with cloth spine, this antique volume is a scarce autobiographical work on Benjamin Franklin, considered to be the greatest autobiography produced in Colonial America. This is a first edition in English, following the French publication in 1791. Known today as The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, this classic piece of Americana was originally written for Franklin's son William, then the Governor of New Jersey. The work portrays a fascinating picture of life in Philadelphia, as well as Franklin's shrewd observations on the literature, philosophy and religion of America's Colonial and Revolutionary periods. Franklin wrote the first five chapters of his autobiography in England in 1771, resumed again thirteen years later (1784-85) in Paris and later in 1788 when he returned to the United States. Franklin ends the account of his life in 1757 when he was 51 years old. (detail courtesy of earlyamerica.com)

The work includes a handsome frontispiece portrait of Franklin and a half-title page. The original binding shows fine patina and some advanced external age/wear, with the front board and front matter detached. Antique ink handwriting is faded on the front board, and portions of the original spine cover are present. The deckled pages are clean and lightly age-toned. Several of the signatures are separating from the binding. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 9" and contains 324 pages.
 
Lot 4224

$20
This lot includes the group of French books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include an assortment of children's books, novels and other books. 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 4225

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage history titles:

- Lake Pontchartrain by W. Adolphe Roberts - Dated 1946 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company - Stated first edition, author-signed.
- Sinking of the Titanic Edited by Thomas H. Russell - Dated 1912 by L. H. Water - Some advanced wear.
- The First California Troubadour by Stephen C. Massett - Dated 1954 by Biobooks
- American, The Life Story of a Great Indian by Frank B. Linderman - Dated 1930 by The John Day Company
- The Queen of the Adriatic, or Venice, Mediaeval and Modern by Clara Erskine Clement - Dated 1893 by Estes and Lauriat
- The Public and Private History of Napoleon the Third by Samuel M. Smucker - Dated 1858 by J. W. Bradley - Some advanced wear is present.
- Massasoit of the Wampanoags by Alvin G. Weeks - Dated 1920 by Privately Published

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4226

$130
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors featured in this lot include Laura Dent Crane, Martha James, Mary Francis Blaisdell, David Cory, Elsie M. Alexander, David Gray, Alice Hale Burnett, Jennie Chappell, Linda Stevens Almonds, and Beatrix Potter. 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 4227

$40
This lot includes the Civil War-era handwritten letter. This document is dated 1864 from "Near Brandy Station Va." The letter comes from Charles S. Cockett of the 70th New York Volunteers. The letter is written to "Friend John," and discusses the Major Alles of the 5th, the soldiers' mail being stopped at Washington, and a coming campaign. The document is on period paper, measuring approximately 7.5 x 9.75" and is one page long. The paper contains signs of having been folded, with minor tears and holes at the folds. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 4229

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage travel ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes souvenir booklets from a variety of cities, including New Orleans, Lancaster, Niagara Falls, Miami, St. Augustine, 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 4230

$80
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot feature animal stories for children, and several have chromolithograph pictorial 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 4231

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

Titles:Film Fun, Photoplay, Screenland, Hollywood, Europe's Top Pin-Ups, Modern Screen, Metronome Modern Music and Its Makers
Issue Dates: 1910s-40s
Number of Issues: 15

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers spanning a variety of stage and screen topics. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, moisture indications, and other wear.
 
Lot 4232

$20
This lot includes the group of three plug tobacco tins shown in the corresponding image. These tins are from Half and Half Buckingham cut plug smoking tobacco and include the original revenue stamps on the lids. 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 4233

$110
Title: The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons
Printing Year: 1900s
Number of Volumes: Complete 13-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in three-quarter leather over maroon cloth with two raised spine bands and bright gilt tooling and lettering, this antique set is a collection of works by the classic artist William Makepeace Thackeray. The work is illustrated with frontispiece illustrations, and the title pages feature red and black text. These handsome, small volumes show well, with only mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The volumes have a faint tobacco aroma. The books measure approximately 4.25" x 6.5".
 
Lot 4234

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of utopia and religious titles:

- The Story of Methodism by Halford E. Luccock and Paul Hutchinson - Dated 1926 by The Methodist Book Concern
- Die Lutheraner in Amerika by Edmund Jakob Wolf - Dated 1891 by J. U. Hill & Co. - Salesman's sample, with subscriber's names handwritten in the back.
- A Traveler From Altruria by W. D. Howells - Dated 1894 by Harper & Brothers
- America's Amish Country by Doyle Yoder and Leslie A. Yoder - Dated 1992 by America's Amish Country Publications - Author-inscribed and signed to author Victor Villasenor, author of Rain of Gold.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4235

$10
This lot includes the group of publications from the Essex Institute shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include historical collections, bulletins, registers, and other publications from the Institute in Salem, Massachusetts. The volumes are in various bindings, some having been rebound, with older volumes in period or original bindings. The rebound volumes are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; while the older books show signs of advanced wear. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 4237

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative antique literature 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 4238

$130
Title: Plat Book of Broome County, New York
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Northwest Publishing Co. (Des Moines, Iowa)
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized black pebbled and blind-stamped cloth with one-quarter leather and gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce color atlas of Broome County, New York. This atlas has been collated and is complete, with all called-for color maps. The maps show a detailed historical geography of the County. The volume shows external age/wear, with some loss to the spine and leather corners, and the front board and endpapers detached. The title page is detached and shows chipping along the edges. The remainder of the volume is securely bound, with clean lightly age-toned pages. Some restoration work has been performed, with maroon cloth tape along the internal hinges of the boards. A trimmed color map of Northern Pennsylvania and Southern New York has been adhered to the rear free endpaper. The book measures approximately 15.5" x 19".
 
Lot 4239

$25
This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes an assortment of literature and history books, including works on Native Americans, the history of the Grolier Club, the life of Joseph Addison, a Roycroft printing of Dickens' The Holly Tree and a printing of Moby Dick, illustrated by Warren Chappell. 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 4240

$45
This lot includes the group of antique Christmas books shown in the corresponding image(s). Featured in this lot is a title by John Franklin Genung in the original slipcase, as well as works by Henry Van Dyke, Washington Irving, James Otis and Grace Richmond. 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 4241

$105
This lot includes the group of Marilyn Monroe ephemera and collectibles shown in the corresponding image. This material includes original and commemorative items, including an original bottle of Monroe's perfume (with perfume still present and in the original box), souvenir playing cards dated 1956, a 1958 issue of 21 magazine, a best of Playboy featuring the fold-out of Marilyn Monroe, and a 1954 issue of See magazine with Monroe on the front cover. Also included are other magazines, and commemorative stamps, cards and figurines. 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 4242

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage fashion ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes advertisements textiles, a fashion fair journal, a National Cloack & Suit catalog, a Butler's Book for 1912, cross stitch patterns 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 4243

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

- Picturesque Spots of the North Edited by George Munro Grant - Dated 1899 by Alexander Belford & Co.
- State of New York, Third Annual Report of the Conservation Commission by various authors - Dated 1914 by J. B. Lyon
- Historical Essays of Windsor Edited by Marjory B. Hinman - Dated 1976 by The Town of Windsor - In dust jacket
- The Story of Walton, 1785 to 1975 by various authors - Dated 1975 by Walton Historical Society
- In Remembrance of the World's Columbian Exposition Chicago by uncredited authors - Dated 1893 - Filled with black and white photographs of the Exposition.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4244

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

- Golden Manual, or The Royal Road to Success by Henry Davenport Northrop - Dated 1891 by W. W. Houston & Co. - Shows some advanced wear.
- A System of Mineralogy by James Dwight Dana and George Jarvis Brush - Dated 1872 by John Wiley & Son - Engravings throughout, some external wear to boards and spine.
- The Spectator by uncredited author - Dated 1830 by J. J. Woodward (Philadelphia) - Two volumes bound in one. Advanced wear, with boards detached, spine cover lacking and foxing to pages.
- The Philosophy of Rhetoric by George Campbell - Dated c1800 by Thomas B. Wait and Co.
- Love Against Hate by Karl Menninger - Dated 1942 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - Author-signed on front free endpaper.
- Twainiana Notes by Walter Bliss - Dated c1930 by The Hobby Shop - Limited edition, number 89 of 1,000.
- Modern Machine-Shop Practice by Joshua Rose - Dated 1903 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Large volume, profusely illustrated. Shows advanced wear, with boards and pages detached and spine cover lacking, as well as some internal moisture indications.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4245

$35
This lot includes the group of 100 original, antique tobacco cards shown in the corresponding image. This group includes two complete sets from Player's Cigarettes, "Wild Birds" and "Poultry". Both sets of these cards were issued by John Player & Sons, a branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co. of Great Britain & Ireland. These cards 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 4246

$45
This lot includes the group of original items of speed skater Floid M. Gage of Conklin, New York shown in the corresponding image. This material includes membership cards from the Middle Atlantic Skating Association, Inc. identifying Mr. Gage, as well as an assortment of photographs, newspaper clippings, ribbons, postcards and more. Featured in this lot Mr. Gage's speed skates, pants and shirt. 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 4247

$35
Title: The American Eclectic Dispensatory
Author: John King
Publisher: Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co.
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised spine bands, black spine labels and gilt lettering, this antique volume is considered one of the great pharmacopeias of the Victorian world, referenced as an authoritative piece on herbal and material medica. This volume was considered the most complete as possible at the time of its publication. This is an ex-library volume, with a handwritten label on the spine and ink writing on the title page and copyright page. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture to the leather boards and spine, and the leather torn at the top of the spine and on the front board. The front board is detached from the text block along the internal hinge. The text block shows foxing and moisture indications, and the last page and rear free endpaper are detached from this very large volume. Otherwise, the text block is securely bound. The book measures approximately 7" x 9.75" and contains 1,391 pages.
 
Lot 4248

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

Titles: The Country Gentleman, The Cultivator, The Water-Cure Journal, Genesee Farmer
Issue Dates: 1840s-1850s
Approximate Number of Issues: 40

Notes: These antique magazines show a fine patina, with the classic appearance of magazines from the mid-Nineteenth Century. The magazines include several engravings throughout, with many specializing in agriculture-related topics. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including age-toning and foxing, moisture indications, creasing and chipping along the edges and other wear.
 
Lot 4249

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

Titles: Vita, The Skirmisher, Nouvelle Gare News, Mid-Week Pictorial, Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper
Issue Dates: 1915 - 1919
Approximate Number of Issues: 9

Notes: These magazines show very nicely, some 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 and pages, etc.
 
Lot 4250

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

- Russia by D. Mackenzie Wallace - Dated 1881 by Henry Holt and Company
- Russian and Nomad Tales of the Kirghiz Steppes by E. Nelson Fell - Dated 1916 by Duffield and Company
- Chapters From Childhood, Reminiscences of an Artist's Granddaughter by Juliet M. Soskice - Dated 1922 by Harcourt Brace and Company
- Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy - Dated 1889 by Houghton Mifflin and Company - Ex-library volume.
- Tyre: Its Rise, Glory, and Desolation by uncredited author - Dated c1890 by Carlton & Porter
- A View of The Life, Travels and Philanthropic Labours of the Late John Howard by John Aikin - Dated 1814 by David Huntington - Front board and endpaper are detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4251

$35
This lot includes the group of antique decorative boys' adventure stories shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include two Tarzan titles in dust jackets, a work on the Iroquois and Robin Hood. 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 4253

$55
Title: Putnam's Monthly Historical Magazine
Author: various
Publisher: Eben Putnam (Danvers, Massachusetts)
Printing Year: 1890s-1900s
Number of Volumes: 14-volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set provides a history of genealogy, history, heraldry, revolutionary and colonial records. These volumes have been rebound in modern boards. The volumes show light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Some pages may show chipping and wear. A historical society's bookplate is present on the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9".
 
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