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Lot 4254

$750
Title: The Prince and the Pauper
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
Printing Year: 1882 First Edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in the publisher’s half calf over marbled paper and decorative gilt tooling on the spine, this antique volume is a first edition of the classic children’s tale The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. This is an early printing of the first edition, with the "Franklin Mint" imprint on the copyright page, but the corrected text on page 124 ("state" instead of "estate"). Two blank leaves are present at the rear of the volume. The volume features marbled endpapers and marbled page edges. According to the title page, the work contains 192 illustrations throughout. The volume shows very well, with only light external age/wear, including light shelf wear and rubbing along the extremities, and some sunning to the boards. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 8.5" and contains 411 pages.
 
Lot 4255

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

- Through the Brazilian Wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1914 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Darkening to the boards and page edges, and sunning to the spine.
- Westward From Rio by Heath Bowman & Stirling Dickinson - Dated 1936 by Willett, Clark & Company
- Matto Grosso by Waclaw Korabiewicz - Dated 1954 by Jonathan Cape
- A Journey in Brazil by Professor and Mrs. Louis Agassiz - Dated 1886 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - Decorative volume. Tissue paper guard sheet with the frontispiece is lacking the bottom half.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4256

$55
Title: Washington's Political Legacies. To Which Is Annexed, An Appendix, Containing an Account of his Illness, Death, and the National Tributes of Respect Paid to his Memory
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: George Forman (New York)
Printing Year: 1800

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce biographical work on George Washington printed the year after the President's death. The work includes Dr. Tappan's Discourse before the University of Cambridge, followed by an extensive list of subscribers. This is the volume published in New York, rather than the Boston publication printed in the same year. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with the front cover lacking and the spine showing wear. The front free endpaper shows advanced wear, with portions lacking and several pages show creasing. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, showing moisture indications in the margins and darkening. The book measures approximately 4" x 6.5" and contains 292 pages.
 
Lot 4257

$1,500
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: unknown
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Year: c1868
Dimensions: Frame measures 19" by 24"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an oil on canvas painting representing Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, a lawyer and soldier, best known as the first conspicuous casualty of the American Civil War. This posthumous, half-length portrait was, according to family legend, painted from daguerreotypes.

Ellsworth was born in Malta, New York, grew up in Mechanicville, New York, and lived in New York City. In 1860, Ellsworth went to Springfield, Illinois, to work with Abraham Lincoln. He studied law in Lincoln's office and helped Lincoln with his 1860 campaign for president. Ellsworth was only 5' 6" tall, but Lincoln called Ellsworth "the greatest little man I ever met." He accompanied Lincoln to Washington, D.C. in 1861. Ellsworth became drillmaster of the "Rockford Greys," the local militia company, in 1857. He studied military science in his spare time. After some success with the Greys, he helped train militia units in Milwaukee and Madison. When he moved to Chicago he became colonel of Chicago's National Guard Cadets.

Ellsworth had studied the Zouave soldiers, French colonial troops in Algeria, and was impressed by their reported fighting quality. He outfitted his men in gaudy Zouave-style uniforms, and modeled their drill and training on the Zouaves. Ellsworth's unit eventually became a nationally famous drill team.

The Civil War broke into open warfare in April, and on April 15, 1861, Lincoln called for 75,000 troops to put down rebellion. Ellsworth helped recruit these soldiers: he raised the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment (the "Fire Zouaves") from New York City's volunteer firefighting companies, and returned to Washington as their colonel.
Ellsworth died shortly after returning to Washington. On May 24, 1861 (the day after Virginia's secession was ratified by referendum), President Lincoln looked out from the White House across the Potomac River, and saw a large Confederate flag prominently displayed over the town of Alexandria, Virginia. Ellsworth immediately offered to retrieve the flag for Lincoln. He led the 11th New York across the Potomac and into the streets of Alexandria uncontested. He detached some men to take the railroad station, while he led others to secure the telegraph office and get that Confederate flag, which was flying above the Marshall House Inn. Ellsworth and four men went upstairs and cut down the flag. As Ellsworth came downstairs with the flag, the owner, James W. Jackson, killed him with a shotgun blast to the chest. Corporal Francis E. Brownell, of Troy, New York, immediately killed Jackson. Brownell was later awarded a Medal of Honor for his actions.
Lincoln was deeply saddened by his friend's death and ordered an honor guard to bring his friend's body to the White House, where he lay in state in the East Room. Ellsworth was then taken to the City Hall in New York City, where thousands of Union supporters came to see the first man to fall for the Union cause. Ellsworth was then buried in his hometown of Mechanicville, in the Hudson View Cemetery. Thousands of Union supporters rallied around Ellsworth's cause and enlisted. "Remember Ellsworth" was a patriotic slogan: the 44th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment called itself the "Ellsworth Avengers", as well as "The People's Ellsworth Regiment." (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The painting is in a period gilt and plaster frame, which shows fine detail and floral designs. The work shows well, with only minor age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4258

$40
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include Little Nemo in Slumberland, The Golden Palace of Neverland, Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel With Wrinkled Knees, Doctor Dolittle in the Moon, and A Story of Our Gang. 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 4259

$90
Title: Homo Versus Darwin: A Judicial Examination of Statements Recently Published by Mr. Darwin Regarding "The Descent of Man"
Author: William Penman Lyon
Publisher: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger
Printing Year: 1872 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in rust-colored cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition, early response to Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man. The work is illustrated with several full-page and in-text illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light moisture indications and wear along the extremities, concentrated along the top edge of the rear board. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.75" x 7.5" and contains 155 pages.
 
Lot 4260

$30
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage United States history ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an 1861 facsimile pamphlet of the Declaration of Independence in the original wrappers, as well as travel souvenirs, a circular booklet from the Loyal Order of Moose Fremont Lodge, minutes from the Women's Republican Club of Vermont, 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 4261

$25
This lot features the following group of antique and vintage ladies' magazine issues:

Titles: Better Homes and Gardens, Life, Hobbies, The Farmer's Wife, Pictorial Review, The Ladies' Home Journal, The Youth's Companion, Women's World and Woman's Home Companion
Issue Dates: 1900s-40s
Number of Issues: 12

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, moisture indications, light handwriting and other wear.
 
Lot 4262

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage children's pop-up books:

- Enjoy Play Time In Action Illustrated by William Kem Tilley - Dated 1949 by Walter P. Phillips (Newton, MA) - Spiral-bound book, with several pages of pop-ups.
- Mary's Lamb by Geraldine Clyne - Dated c1940 by J. S. Pub. Co. - Includes a single pop-up accompanying the classic poem. A black mark is present on the rear wrapper.
- Old King Cole by Geraldine Clyne - Dated c1940 by J. S. Pub. Co. - Includes a single pop-up accompanying the classic poem.
- Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Geraldine Clyne - Dated c1940 by J. S. Pub. Co. - Includes a single pop-up accompanying the classic poem.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. All of the pop-ups in this lot show well, with bright, colorful illustrations.
 
Lot 4264

$25
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material comes from a variety of companies, including Perfection Cleaners; Island Ledge House of Wells Beach, ME; St. Michael's Inn of Charleston, SC; Camel Grove Camp Meeting and Chautauqua Assembly; Baitinger Electric Company; Liberty Pride; Bowker's Fertilizers; and many more. The items include pamphlets, calendars, trade cards, seed packets, 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 4265

$110
Title: Travels and Recent Discoveries in the Interior Districts of Africa
Author: Mungo Park
Publisher: Alexander Brodie
Printing Year: 1801 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce early work on travels into Africa. The work is illustrated with a full-page engraved frontispiece. Mungo Park (11 September 1771 – 1806) was a Scottish explorer of the African continent. He was credited as being the first Westerner to encounter the Niger River. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows some advanced external age/wear, with the boards detached and rubbed. The text block shows some play and the front free endpaper is detached. The pages show patina, with age-toning and some foxing. Several pages are creased. Adhered to the rear board is a small news clipping on the death of Park, which occurred while he was exploring in Africa. A previous owner's ink signature is on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 7" and contains 409 pages.
 
Lot 4267

$20
This lot includes the group of publications from the Narragansett Club shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes were printed in Providence, Rhode Island in the late Nineteenth Century. This set includes volumes of the historical register from the society and a collection of publications from the society. These books show some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4268

$60
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. Included is an album that is lacking its covers, featuring family photographs, many which show a young boy from six months to four years old. Additionally, this lot contains a collection of vintage photographs portraying soldiers likely from WWII, as well as men hunting. This lot also includes at least one tintype photograph of a man sitting on a bench. 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 4269

$70
This lot features a vintage magazine containing the an early work of noted author J. D. Salinger:

Title: Story
Editor: Whit Burnett
Issue Date: September-October 1942
Issue Number: Vol. XXI, No. 97

Notes: This vintage issue of Story magazine contains an early work of noted American author J. D. Salinger, "The Long Debut of Lois Taggett". 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 Long Debut of Lois Taggett" is the tale of a debutante and her long process of coming out. Throughout this story, Lois struggles to deal with the harshness of reality and maintain her own humanity. Before she can let go of pretense, she must first deal with a psychotic husband, a loveless second marriage, and her child's crib death. It was first published in the September 1942 edition of Story. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This vintage volume is in excellent condition, with the bright orange paper wrappers clean and showing well, with some light age/wear indications, including light creasing to the front wrapper and wear along the spine. The magazine is tightly bound in several signatures. The volume measures approximately 6.75" x 9.25" and contains 104 pages.
 
Lot 4270

$110
Title: Historical Atlas of the World, Illustrated
Compiled and Edited By: Charles H. Jones and Theodore F. Hamilton
Publisher: Higgins, Bro. & Co. Publishers (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1876

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized blind-stamped black cloth boards with gilt lettering and design of a globe, this antique atlas provides a late Nineteenth Century geographical and statistical review of the United States and the World. The atlas has been collated, and contains 69 hand-colored maps lacking number 36 and containing a plate numbered 54 ˝ (as well as 54 and 55). Plate number 40 was mistakenly numbered 46. Several maps span two pages and a fold-out map of Nebraska is present. Additionally, the volume includes many engraved scenes, with many of Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks, including a frontispiece engraving of Yosemite, designed by E. D. Hayes. According to the title page, A. Keith Johnston, Prof. H. D. Rogers, Edward Weller and other geographers of the time constructed the maps. The volume has been restored with a vintage cloth spine backing and gilt lettering. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. A section measuring approximately 3" x 1" has been cut from the title page, and a bookplate removed from the front endpaper. The book measures approximately 14.75" x 20".
 
Lot 4272

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique medical titles:

- The Anatomy of the Nasal Cavity and Its Accessory Sinuses by Dr. A. Onodi - Dated 1845 by H. K. Lewis - Some wear, with moisture indications.
- Dr. Samuel Guthrie, Discoverer of Chloroform by Jesse Randolph Pawling - Dated 1947 by Brewster Press
- A Treatise of Febrile Diseases, Including The Various Species of Fever by A. P. Wilson Philip - Dated 1816 by Cooke & Hale - Volume two only.
- Search Lights On Health, Light on Dark Corners, A Complete Sexual Science by Prof. B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols - Dated 1897 by J. L. Nichols & Co.
- How To Read Character: A New Illustrated Hand-Book of Phrenology and Physiognomy for Students and Examiners with a Descriptive Chart by uncredited author - Dated 1870 by Samuel R. Wells - Lacking frontispiece and front board is detached from text block along the internal hinge.
- Woman and Her Diseases by Edward H. Dixon - Dated 1848 by Charles H. Ring

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4273

$175
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include an edition of Heidi illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith in the dust jacket, as well as other well known stories including the Ugly Duckling, Topsy Turvy Land, The Yellow Bird 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 4274

$150
This lot includes the group of original antique and vintage photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes several tintypes, cyano type prints, and other photographs, many coming from the Central New York area. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4275

$90
Title: The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq., Compiled From Original Manuscripts; with a Critical Essay on his Writings and Genius
Author: Owen Ruffhead
Publisher: C. Bathurst (London)
Printing Year: 1769

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce biographical work on the noted author Alexander Pope. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece engraving of Pope's tombstone. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board detached, rubbing to the leather and a moisture indication on the rear board. Internally, the volume shows very well, with lightly age-toned, tightly bound pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.5" and contains 578 pages.
 
Lot 4276

$40
This lot includes the group of antique advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes original calendars and other advertising material, many featuring vibrant chromolithograph illustrations. Most of these calendars appear to be lacking some pages. Companies featured in this lot include H. B. Bryant, National Casket Company, The Juliand Bank, Continental Fire Insurance Co., J. E. Sherwood, Black Cat Hosiery, Prudential Insurance, Chas. H. Childs and L. E. Lefevre Fresh and Salt Meats, among other companies. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4277

$10
This lot includes the group of Bulletins of the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 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 4278

$30
Title: Census of the State of New York, for 1865
Author: Franklin B. Hough
Publisher: Charles Van Benthuysen & Sons
Printing Year: 1867

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather over marbled boards with raised spine bands and gilt lettering, this antique volume provides a statistical view of New York State during the last year of the American Civil War. This volume contains many charts identifying the population of the State, as well as its counties and cities, and provides a great reference for historians and genealogists. The volume shows well given its age and size, with some external age/wear. The boards show rubbing, primarily concentrated along the extremities, the spine is sunned and the internal hinges are cracked. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring marbled edges. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 14" and contains 743 pages.
 
Lot 4279

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique philosophy titles:

- Fools of Fortune or Gambling and Gamblers by John Philip Quinn - Dated 1895 by The Anti-Gambling Association
- De Omnibus Rebus, An Old Man's Discursive Ramblings on The Road of Everyday Life by R. Caulfield Orpen - Dated 1888 by John C. Nimmo
- Periscopics; or, Current Subjects Extemporaneously Treated by William Elder - Dated 1854 by J. C. Derby
- Friendship and Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson - Dated c1900 by Barse & Hopkins - In original box, which is lacking one flap on the top piece.
- Moral Aspects of City Life by Rev. E. H. Chapin - Dated 1856 by Henry Lyon
- Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin - Dated 1905 by A. C. McClurg and Company
- The Constitution of Man Considered in Relation to External Objects by George Combe - Dated 1845 by William H. Colyer
- As We Were Saying by Chas. Dudley Warner - Dated 1891 by Harper & Brothers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4280

$140
Title: The Great Masters in the Louvre Gallery
Author: uncredited
Publisher: D. Appleton
Printing Year: 1898-1900

Condition/Details: This large art reference folio is profusely illustrated with full-page photogravures and typo gravures of masterworks found in the Louvre Gallery as of the late Nineteenth Century. This massive volume contains unbound plates, as issued, and contains seven smaller folios within the boards, labeled as parts one through eight (lacking part seven). The work is not complete, and is lacking plates. However, this is a fine collection of beautiful pieces of artwork. The unbound sheets are in tan paper-covered boards with a green cloth spine. The volume shows external age/wear, with the title written in hand along the spine and the original ties lacking. The pages are age-toned and show light wear. The book measures approximately 13.25" x 17.25".
 
Lot 4281

$40
This lot includes the group of antique lithographs and engravings shown in the corresponding image. Featured in this group is a large French of Orphee, as well as an assortment of piece from Harper's Weekly and other publications, including animal and nature illustrations and women's fashion plates. 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 4282

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique travel and exploration titles:

- The Ancient Regime by Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - Dated 1876 by Henry Holt and Company
- The Motor Routes of England by Gordon Home - Dated 1909 by Adam and Charles Black
- Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France by Madame Campan - Dated c1900 by John E. Potter and Company - Two volumes bound in one.
- Dickens's Dictionary of the Thames by Charles Dickens - Dated 1886 by Macmillan & Co.
- Gray Days and Gold in England and Scotland by William Winter - Dated 1892 by Macmillan and Company
- Shadows of the Stage by William Winter - Dated 1892 by Macmillan and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4283

$35
Title: The Novels of James Fenimore Cooper
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: Sampson Low, Son & Co.
Printing Year: 1860
Number of Volumes: 20-volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering and emblems and raised spine bands, this antique set is a compilation of novels from noted author James Fenimore Cooper. These volumes feature the illustrations of F. O. C. Darley, including engraved frontispiece illustrations and engraved title pages. The volumes show advanced external age/wear, with lacking and detached boards and detached pages. Some pages may show chipping, wear and moisture indications. A historical society's stamp is present on the title page. The books measure approximately 5.75" x 7.75".
 
Lot 4284

$500
Title: Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years’ Residence in the Interior of Africa
Author: David Livingstone
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1857 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with half-leather, raised spine bands and gilt tooling, this antique volume is a scarce early work on the exploration of interior Africa, the Cape of Good Hope and the Western and Eastern Coasts. The work is illustrated with a fold-out color frontispiece of Victoria Falls, two fold-out maps by John Arrowsmith with the travel routes in color, as well as many full-page illustrations, including some in color. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities and the corners slightly bumped. The work is solidly bound with age-toned pages, showing occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.75" and contains 685 pages.
 
Lot 4285

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles signed by Vietnam veterans:

- Home Before Morning by Lynda Van Devanter - Dated 1983 by Beaufort Books - Author signed on front free endpaper.
- The Eagle Weeps by Keith Honaker - Dated 1994 by K & W Publishers - Author-signed on title page.
- Listen, The War Edited by Lieutenant Colonel Fred Kiley and Lieutenant Colonel Tony Dater - Dated 1973 by USAF Academy Association - Signed by both editors on the front wrapper, includes a card signed by Richard Nixon.
- Included with this lot are several first day covers signed by prisoners of war of the Vietnam War and a certificate of authenticity.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4286

$30
This lot includes the group of antique greeting cards and Valentine's Day cards shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes blank cards and letterheads in the original boxes, a group of unused Valentine's, and an assortment other used and unused cards, including several Christmas cards. Also included is a scrapbook of greeting cards and photographs from a trip. 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 4287

$30
Title: Works of Charles Dickens - Old Curiosity Shop & A Child's History of England
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Merrill & Baker
Printing Year: 1900
Number of Volumes: 3-volume limited edition set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter green leather over marbled boards with raised spine bands and bright gilt tooling, this antique set contains three volumes from the Edition de Grande Luxe of The Works of Charles Dickens. This set is hand-numbered 322 of 500. The work is illustrated with many illustrations throughout, including color frontispieces, and was edited by Richard Garnett. Despite being only three volumes, this group may be of interest due to the handsome illustrations throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some light sunning to the spines and light shelf wear. The volumes are securely bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The volumes have a faint tobacco aroma. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9.25".
 
Lot 4288

$25
Title: Waverly Novels
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: The Publishers Plate Renting Co.
Printing Year: c1910
Number of Volumes: Complete ten-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and black designs on the spines, this antique set is a collection of Sir Walter Scott's "Waverly Novels." The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show external age/wear, with shelf wear and sunning to the boards, and several of the internal hinges of the boards and text blocks show separation. The text blocks are overall solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring gilded top edges. The books measure approximately 5.25" x 7.75".
 
Lot 4289

$45
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.
 
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