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Lot 4290

$30
This lot includes the group of books on Maxfield Parrish shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes titles on the noted artist's posters, prints, black and white art and illustrations, as well as biographical works. 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 4291

$90
This lot features the following group of vintage magazine issues:

Titles: See, Esquire, The National Police Gazette, Whisper, Official Detective Stories, Pick, Laff, Sir, Gal and more
Issue Dates: 1940s-50s
Approximate Number of Issues: 30

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Many of the covers featuring scantily dressed women. These magazines show very well. The magazines are intact and whole, with some light issues of age/wear.
 
Lot 4292

$40
This lot includes the group of automobile ephemera and advertisements shown in the corresponding image. This material includes antique and vintage from an assortment of companies, including Buick, Oldsmobile, Ingersoll=Rand, Kendall Motor Oils, General Motors and many more. Items include maps, owner manuals, pamphlets and paperwork, among other items. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4293

$30
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues and newspapers:

Titles: The Penny Magazine, Harper's Weekly, Harper's Bazaar, Utica Morning Herald, The Evening Post, The American Cultivator, Banner of Light, The Aldine Art Journal of America
Issue Dates: 1830s-80s
Approximate Number of Issues: 30

Notes: These antique magazine and newspaper issues provide a history of the mid and late Nineteenth Century, covering a variety of topics from news such as General Grant's burial to literary, culture and fashion topics. These items are in black and white and contain many engraved illustrations. Most of these piece show some advanced wear, with chipping and tearing along the extremities, age-toning and foxing and other wear. These items have not been collated, and some may be incomplete.
 
Lot 4294

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique titles by Will Carleton:

- A Thousand Thoughts by Will Carleton - Dated 1908 by Every Where Publishing Company - Author-inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper.
- City Ballads by Will Carleton- Dated 1886 by Harper & Brothers
- City Festivals by Will Carleton - Dated 1892 by Harper & Brothers
- Farm Festivals by Will Carleton - Dated 1882 by Harper & Brothers
- Farm Legends by Will Carleton - Dated 1876 by Harper & Brothers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4296

$15
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature fine gilt lettering and designs, as well as floral 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 4297

$40
This lot includes the group of books from the New England Historic-Genealogical Society shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes were printed in the 1850's through 1870's and provide a detailed historical view of the New England region. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. The volumes have been rebound in several different bindings, including some modern. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4298

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Jayne Ann Krentz, Iris Johansen, Shelly Reuben, Mark Mills, Harry B. Otis, John Fergus Ryan, Lee Welles and Carmine Dandrea. 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 4299

$10
This lot includes an assortment of titles privately published by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The volumes provide a unique history of the central New York region, with titles on Orange, Albany and Greene Counties, and the Christ Church of Poughkeepsie. Also included are a number of small volumes of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. The volumes in this lot are in like-new condition and include paper-covered boards and paper wrappers. This lot includes duplication of several titles.
 
Lot 4300

$90
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage military ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes photographs, postcards, and correspondence from World War I & II, as well as other military operations. 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 4302

$35
This lot includes the group of decorative antique boy's adventure stories shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include Across Texas, Capt. Kidd's Gold, Lost in the Wilderness by Land and Sea, Thrilling Adventures, and The Jolly Rover. 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 4303

$110
This lot features the following group of vintage magazine issues:

Title: Story
Issue Dates: 1937-42
Approximate Number of Issues: 34

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with bold solid color front covers and advertisements on the rear wrapper. 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)

This issues in this group contain stories from a large assortment of authors, featuring well-known names such as Richard Wright, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner and George Bernard Shaw. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show light signs of age/wear including chipping and light creasing to the wrappers. The issues are overall solidly bound, with clean, lightly age-toned pages.
 
Lot 4304

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of antique hand-colored atlases:

- Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities by Samuel Augustus Mitchell - Dated 1893 by A. R. Keller Co. - Maps numbered through 123, with several numbers lacking. A total of 26 single page maps and 18 double-page maps, as well as a time table, all hand-colored. Advanced wear, lacking the front board and the text block separated into several sections. Chipping is present on several pages.
- Atlas Antiquus, Twelve Maps of the Ancient World for Schools and Colleges by Dr. Heinrich Kiepert - Dated 1876 by Dietrich Reimer - Complete with all twelve maps present. Rebound in modern green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4305

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of collectible literature titles:

- A Felicity of Carols Illustrated by Helen Siegl - Dated 1970 by Barre Publishers - Limited edition, signed by Siegl, pages loose in original light purple folder as issued.
- In Appreciation by John De Pol - Dated 1969 by Privately Printed, author-signed.
- Valikoima Runoelmia by Valter Juva - Dated 1906 by Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio
- Two by Edith Smith Davis - Dated c1900 by Nationa Woman's Christian Temperance Union
- Dot Town by Dave Morice - Dated 1982 by The Toothpaste Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4306

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of Nazi Germany & Communist propaganda titles:

- Die Nuruberger Gesetze, Nebst Den Durchfuhrungs-verornungen und den Sonstigen Einschlagigen Vorschriften by Dr. Bernhard Losener and Dr. Friedrich A. Knost - Dated 1939 by Berlag Franz Bahlen (Berlin) - Rare Nazi publication describing the official policy towards the Jewish population in 1939. Includes loose in the front board German news clippings regarding Jewish households.
- Deutsches Ostland ist Heimgekehrt by uncredited - Dated c1939 - Nazi Germany Youth Booklet, with illustrations.
- Der Bund Der Kampfenden Gottlosen by Seine Arbeit - Dated 1932 by Moskowsky Rabotschy - Communist propaganda booklet in German.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4307

$500
Title: An Authentic Copy of the French Constitution; La Constitution Francoise; New Constitution of the Government of Poland; Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America
Publisher: J. Debrett (London)
Printing Year: 1791-1792

Condition/Details: Bound in antique marbled boards with irregularly-cut half leather, this very scarce early volume contains four important governmental publications printed by J. Debrett. These printings -- the second of which is in French -- are beautifully typeset in typical 18th Century typefaces with fancy ligatures on fine deckled pages. The Plan of the New Constitution for the United States contains a preface written by the editor that speaks of the "sudden rise of a new empire in the world"; the constitution was adopted only five years previous. The volume shows beautifully with some mild external age/wear; the pages are all intact with light toning. The front board appears slightly loose from the text block although the book is solidly intact and squarely bound. The volume bears two nicely inscribed period inscriptions, one with the name of Noah Wood, a city father of Syracuse, New York. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 9" and, in addition to the independently numbered components, includes a catalog of other books printed for J. Debrett.
 
Lot 4309

$45
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes volumes with gilt lettering, pictorial designs and other decorative features. 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 4310

$50
This lot includes the group of antique real photograph postcards of stage & screen stars shown in the corresponding image. These postcards feature photographs of a variety of stars, including Maurice Costello, Errol Flynn, Bob Hope, Joan Caulfield, Doris Day, Barbara Bates and Hattie Williams, among many others. 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 4311

$80
This lot includes the group of engravings shown in the corresponding image. Many of the engravings in this group were excised from Harper's Weekly, including many from the Civil War-era. 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 4312

$50
Title: Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets
Author: Edward Lear
Publisher: James R. Osgood
Printing Year: 1871 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers and gilt tooling along the spine, this antique volume is a first American edition of one of the works of nonsense written by English novelist Edward Lear. The work contains in-text illustrations related to the poetry and prose throughout. The volume shows external age/wear, with both boards detached from the spine and rubbing to the leather. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-pages, featuring a gilded top edge. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 8.25" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 4313

$25
This lot includes the group of publications from the Buffalo Historical Society shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes volumes detailing the collections of the Society, as well as annual reports and other publications. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Several of these books have been rebound, and others are in original wrappers and binding and show signs of advanced wear.
 
Lot 4314

$275
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Samuel Waldo and William Jewett
Medium: Oil on Board
Year: 1839
Dimensions: Frame measures 33.5" by 41.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an original oil painting of Amy Cornell Hull by acclaimed painters Samuel Waldo and William Jewett. The two men became partners in 1817 and advertised themselves as Waldo and Jewett. Waldo is thought to have painted the faces and hands and Jewett to have added costume and drapery. They continued in business together until Jewett's retirement in 1854. Waldo's studio was popular in the second quarter of the nineteenth century, and he painted many merchants, public officials, and fellow artists. (biographical detail courtesy of worcesterart.org)

This piece has a gold plate along the bottom edge of the frame identifying the subject as Amy Cornell, a possible relation to Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell University. A small certification is also present on the back, signed by Amy's great grandson, identifying it as her and the year it was painted by Waldo and Jewett. This original oil on board has been professionally framed in a wooden frame with gilt. The work shows minor age/wear, with some light wear and patina to the large frame.
 
Lot 4315

$35
This lot includes the group of exploration volumes by Harry A. Franck shown in the corresponding image(s). Two of these volumes include dust jackets, and the works describe his travels through the West Indies, Central America, Patagonia, around the World and through the Andes, among other exotic locations. 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 4316

$15
This lot includes the group of antique, decorative poetry 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 4317

$10
Title: Richards Cyclopedia
Editors: Ernest Hunter Wright and Mary Heritage Wright
Publisher: J. A. Richards, Inc.
Printing Year: 1937
Number of Volumes: Complete 24-volume set (bound in 12-books)

Notes: Bound in dark brown pebbled cloth with embossed pictorial design on the front boards and spines, this antique set is a scarce encyclopedia, featuring text in double columns. This group includes 24 volumes bound in twelve books. The work is profusely illustrated, including frontispiece illustrations and some color illustrations throughout. The volumes show well, with only mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges. The volumes have a faint tobacco aroma. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 10".
 
Lot 4318

$40
This lot includes a collection of antique and vintage postcards, covering a variety of themes:

Themes: Travel Destinations
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: Approx. 125

Condition/Details: These postcards include an assortment of mostly travel souvenir postcards, including many from the Southwest region of the United States, as well as a booklet of postcards showing destruction from World War One. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Some have handwritten messages on the backside and others remain blank. Included are two large format real photograph cards of Niagara Falls.
 
Lot 4319

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Stowe's Bible Astrology by Lyman E. Stowe - Dated 1907 by Astrological Publishing Co.
- Meditations and Contemplations by James Hervey - Dated 1767 by John and Francis Rivington - Two-volume set. Some advanced wear.
- The Ethics of Gambling by W. Douglass MacKenzie - Dated 1896 by Henry Altemus
- Cheap Repository Tracts: Entertaining, Moral, and Religious by Hannah More, et al - Dated c1895 by The American Tract Society
- The Christian's Select Library of Meditative and Practical Religion Edited by C. S. Henry - Dated 1835 by Belknap and Hamersley
- A Sermon Preached at Haverhill, Mass. In Remembrance of Mrs. Harriet Newell by Rev. Samuel Newell - Dated 1830 by Abel Brown - Shows some advanced wear.
- A Friendly Visit to the House of Mourning by Rev. Richard Cecil - Dated c1895 by American Tract Society
- The Sacred Flora: Or Flowers From the Grave of a Child by Henry Bacon - Dated 1846 by A. Tompkins and B. B. Mussey - With vivid color half-title page.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4320

$30
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Sidney, Mrs. Molesworth, Elisabeth Hoyt, Maud Lindsay, and William O. Stoddard. 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 4321

$20
Title: The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots, Drawn From The State Papers, With Six Subsidiary Memoirs
Author: George Chalmers
Publisher: Abraham Small (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1822
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather over marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce antique biographical work of Mary, Queen of Scots. This set has been professionally rebound in antique boards, with new endpapers. The volumes show some external age/wear, with rubbing concentrated to the spines and leather corners. The boards of volume two are detached. Volume one is solidly bound, as is the text block of volume two. The pages are age-toned, with foxing and occasional moisture indications. The books measure approximately 5.25" x 8.5".
 
Lot 4323

$45
This lot includes the Civil War-era handwritten letter. This document is dated 1864 from Folly Island, SC. The letter comes is unsigned. The letter is written to "Dear Brother & Sister" and discusses the arriving at camp, pickets, Captain George M. St. John's, eating clams and oysters, and the 1st & 5th SC Mounted Rifles. The document is on period paper, measuring approximately 7.5 x 9.75" and is two pages 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 4324

$40
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 4325

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique agriculture and animal titles:

- A Practical Handbook of Trees, Shrubs, Vines and Herbaceous Perennials by John Kirkegaard - Dated 1912 by The Bullard Company
- A Laboratory Guide for the Dissection of the Cat by Freder ic P. Gorham - Dated 1899 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- Central New-York Farmer Extra by various authors - Dated 1844 by uncredited - Magazine compilation. Lacking several pages in the front, and shows some advanced wear.
- Mysteries of Bee-Keeping Explained: Being a Complete Analysis of the Whole Subject by M. Quinby - Dated 1858 by A. O. Moore - Some moisture indications.
- Buffon's Natural History of Man, The Globe and of Quadrupeds by Buffon - Dated 1853 by Leavitt & Allen - Two-volume set.
- The Farmer's Law Book and Town Officers' Guide by Jacob J. Multer - Dated 1856 by J. Munsell
- My Summer In A Garden by Charles Dudley Warner - Dated 1875 by James R. Osgood and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4326

$250
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Rockwell Kent
Medium: Signed Print
Year: 1921
Dimensions: Unframed measures 9 1/4" by 8"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a hand-signed and dated print from acclaimed artist Rockwell Kent, featuring an angel flying above a snow-covered town. This decorative piece may have been sent by Kent as a Holiday greeting. The work shows light external age/wear, with some age-toning to the paper.
 
Lot 4328

$45
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 is a labeled photograph, identifying the man as Samuel H. Kline, who wrote about his family history and experiences in the Civil War. 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.
 
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