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Lot 6001

$90
Title: Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments
Author: Martin Farquhar Tupper
Publisher: E. H. Butler & Co.
Printing Year: 1866

Condition/Details: Beautifully bound in leather with gilt and black embossing, raised spine bands and gilded-page edges, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of Tupper's classic work, with an author-signed letter pasted-down on the front fly leaf. The letter is dated June 15, 1859 and reads "Dear Sir, I have been intending to call upon you, to hear and speak respecting those Canandaigua lands, I have hitherto been hindered. However, I write to say that I will call on you in Thames Street about them on Friday afternoon. Your's faithfully, Martin F. Tupper."

Martin Farquhar Tupper (July 17, 1810 in London - November 1889 in Albury, Surrey) was an English writer, and poet, and the author of Proverbial Philosophy. In 1837 the first series of Proverbial Philosophy appeared, a long series of didactic moralizing composed in a lawyer's chambers in Old Square, Lincoln's Inn, during part of the previous year. A typical example is: "Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech". His work, which spread its author's name far and wide, was met at first with moderate success in England, while in the United States it was almost a total failure. It slowly picked up steam, however, and within thirty years it had passed through forty large editions in England by 1867, while nearly a million copies were sold in the United States. The commonplace character of Tupper's reflections is indubitable, and his blank verse is only prose cut up into suitable lengths; but the Proverbial Philosophy was full of a perfectly genuine moral and religious feeling, and contained many apt and striking expressions. By these qualities it appealed to a large and uncritical section of the public. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

All engravings listed in the table of contents are present. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing to the extremities and a small moisture marking on the front board. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. The previous owner's signature is on the page facing the letter. The book measures approximately 7" x 8.5" and contains 391 pages.

 
Lot 6002

$4500
Title: The Woman's Bible, Part I, Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy
Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, et al
Publisher: European Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in original paper wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce women's rights work inscribed and signed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. This volume includes a signed inscription by Stanton on the front free endpaper, "Miss Alice E. Ives compliments of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Born Nov. 12, 1815, New York. Genesis Chap I says man and women were a simultaneous creation. Chap II makes women an after thought which is true?"

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

Stanton and a committee of 26 women wrote and published the work in 1895 and 1898 to challenge the traditional position of religious orthodoxy that woman should be subservient to man. By producing the book, Stanton wished to promote a radical liberating theology, one that stressed self-development. The book attracted a great deal of controversy and antagonism at its introduction Many women's rights activists who worked with Stanton were opposed to the publication of The Woman's Bible; they felt it would harm the drive for women's suffrage. Although it was never accepted by biblical scholars as a major work, it became a popular best-seller, much to the dismay of suffragists who worked alongside Stanton within the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Susan B. Anthony tried to calm the younger suffragists, but they issued a formal denunciation of the book, and worked to distance the suffrage movement from Stanton's broader scope, which included attacks on traditional religion. Because of the widespread negative reaction, including suffragists who had been close to her, publication of the book effectively ended Stanton's influence in the suffrage movement. (history of the volume courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with the front and rear wrappers, front free endpaper and spine cover detached from the text block. The volume is in a handmade tissue paper dust jacket. The pages of the text block are tightly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 152 pages.

 
Lot 6003

$150
This auction lot includes the following group of antique first edition titles by Jack London:

- The Mutiny of the Elsinore by Jack London - Dated 1914 by The Macmillan Company - Solidly bound, and displaying a wonderfully eye-catching illustrated cover, this first edition is lacking its first flyleaf and the blue coloring of the spine shows signs of wearing away.
- The Little Lady of the Big House by Jack London - Dated 1916 by The Macmillan Company - This first edition contains a colored frontispiece illustration and a pictorial front board. The corners and edges of the boards display some evidence of rubbing.
- Smoke Bellow by Jack London - Dated 1912 by The Century Company - Tightly bound, with a colored pictorial front board, the corners and edges of the boards show signs of wear. The spine features an illustration in white, with black text, and displays well with some bubbling.
- The Scarlet Plague by Jack London - Dated c.1915 by Mills & Boon, Limited - This is the presumed first U.K. edition of this title. This volume displays some signs of age and wear, as the pages are age-toned and the free front endpapers are chipping along their edges. There is also some writing in pencil on the first flyleaf.
- The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii by Jack London - Dated 1912 by The Macmillan Company - This is the third printing of the first edition.

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

 
Lot 6004

$140
Title: Flora and Sylva
Author: W. Robinson
Publisher: W. Robinson
Printing Year: 1903
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in white cloth-covered boards, this antique set is a scarce collection of Flora and Sylva, which was "A Monthly Review for Lovers of Garden, Woodland, Tree of Flower; New and Rare Plants, Trees, Shrubs, and Fruits; the Garden Beautiful, Home Woods, and Home Landscape." The work is illustrated with numerous beautiful, tissue-guarded color chromolithographs, along with wood engravings. Bound at the end of each volume are front and rear wrappers printed on green paper featuring the tables of contents for the compiled monthly issues, along with period advertisements. The volumes show mild external age/wear with lightly age toned pages. The front and rear boards of all volumes are beginning to separate along the hinges, and each volume contains a bookplate from a previous owner. The books measure approximately 10 1/4" x 13".
 
Lot 6005

$100
This antique, original mahogany-cased Victrola record player is a gorgeous piece of furniture, with the turntable unit on top of the original mahogany stand. The record player comes with the original functioning crank and many extra needles. This piece contains speakers hidden behind small doors under the record player. The doors to the stand below the record player are locked and there is no key included.

This piece was manufactured by The Victor Talking Machine Company (1901–1929), the leading American producer of phonographs and phonograph records and one of the leading phonograph companies in the world at the time. It was headquartered in Camden, New Jersey. In September 1906, Johnson and his engineers designed a new line of phonographs with the turntable and amplifying horn tucked away inside a wooden cabinet. This was not done for reasons of audio fidelity, but for visual aesthetics. The intention was to produce a phonograph that looked less like a piece of machinery and more like a piece of furniture. These internal horn machines, trademarked with the name Victrola, were first marketed to the public in August of that year and were an immediate hit. Victrolas became by far the most popular brand of home phonograph, and sold in great numbers until the end of the 1920s. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

This piece measures approximately 46" tall, 22.5" deep, and 20" wide. This pieces shows well with some age/wear indications, including some scratching to the wood and rust on the crank. Shipping is not offered for this item, it is available for pick-up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.
Lot 6006

$425
This lot includes the group of Laurel and Hardy memorabilia shown in the corresponding image. Laurel and Hardy were one of the most popular comedy teams of the early- to mid-Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. Composed of thin, English-born Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and heavy, American-born Oliver Hardy (1892–1957) they became well known during the late 1920s to the mid-1940s for their work in motion pictures.

This lot includes a large (approximately 14" by 11") lobby card from MGM's Nothing But Trouble. The large color print features a scene from the film with a caption that reads: "Stan and Ollie suspect a plot--and they plan to do something about it!" The lobby card has two pin holes, one in each of the upper corners, and other signs of wear and aging. There is a small one inch tear near the middle of the right edge, that primarily effects the white border around the image There are two other tears, smaller in size, along the bottom white border. The lot also includes a 4 1/2" by 3 1/2" silver gelatin print of Laurel and Hardy. The photo is in good condition, with one small hole near the middle of the lower portion of the print. Finally, the lot is highlighted by an outstanding signed 8" by 10" photo of the comedy duo. Signed on the lower border of the photo, the photograph is in very good condition with only mild age toning. Stan Laurel has signed the photo "Our best wishes always Bob! Stan Laurel," while Oliver Hardy has simply penned his name. Both autographs are clean.

The items in this lot were part of the personal collection of Robert E. White, Jr. Mr. White was a former editor and publisher at the Oxford Press, and a long-time theater reviewer of local, regional, national and international productions, with emphasis on Cincinnati, New York City and London. This collection represents the many noted performers Mr. White met, interviewed and knew throughout his career, with a number of autographed and original pieces.

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. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.com.)
 
Lot 6007

$650
This lot includes the autographed three-panel screen shown in the corresponding image. This screen is purportedly from the famous Mamma Leone's restaurant on W 48th St in New York City, which closed its doors in 1994. It is signed by many of the stage and screen luminaries known to frequent the popular eatery over the years as early as the 1940s. A few names that stand out are Paul Newman, Montgomery Clift, Carol Channing, Jack Lord, Christopher Plummer, Betty Field, Gertrude Vanderbilt, Imogene Coca and Diana Barrymore, but you could spend hours searching through them. Also included is a vintage Leone's menu with caricatures and printed signatures of many of their famous patrons. The screen is made of cardboard on a wooden frame.

The first panel has some loose tacks and two areas where the cardboard is cracked, not effecting the readability of the signatures. It stands about six feet tall and each panel is about seventeen inches across. The items in this lot were part of the personal collection of Robert E. White, Jr. Mr. White was a former editor and publisher at the Oxford Press, and a long-time theater reviewer of local, regional, national and international productions, with emphasis on Cincinnati, New York City and London. This collection represents the many noted performers Mr. White met, interviewed and knew throughout his career, with a number of autographed and original pieces.

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 6008

$110
Title: The Small Fruits of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of botany, featureing a tissue-guarded frontispiece and many brightly colored plates. There are nearly 100 vividly detailed color plates of a wide variety of the small fruits detailed in the volume. The volume shows very light external age/wear and is solidly bound with clean pages. The volume measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 614 pages.

This is one of several lots of the Fruits of New York series by U. P. Hedrick in this catalog. Please see lots 6060, 6076, 6084, 6106, and 6194.

 
Lot 6009

$950
Title: Plates Prepared Between The Years 1849 And 1859 To Accompany A Report On The Forest Trees Of North America
Author: Asa Gray
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
Printing Year: 1891

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a very scarce collection of plates by Asa Gray, considered the most important American botanist of the 19th century. He was instrumental in unifying the taxonomic knowledge of the plants of North America. Of Gray's many works on botany, the most popular was his Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States, from New England to Wisconsin and South to Ohio and Pennsylvania Inclusive. This book, known simply as Gray's Manual, has gone through a number of editions with botanical illustrations by Isaac Sprague, and remains a standard in the field. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The plates in this collection are from a work that was never completed, which Professor Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, intended to study the economic and other uses of forest trees. The work was to be a major work for the institution. After a series of disagreements, the plates were completed, but the text was never compiled. This volume is illustrated with twenty-three gorgeous handcolored lithographs, two of which are folding. The plates are numbered out of sequence. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture markings to the boards. The volume contains localized dampstains affecting several plates, and some chipping and tiny marginal tears, and a tear along the crease of one of the folding plates. The text block is solidly bound. The book measures approximately 10.5" x 14.5".

 
Lot 6010

$70
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Kathleen Atkins Wilson
Medium: Mixed Media Watercolor Resist
Year: 1989
Dimensions: Print measures 24" by 29 1/4"

Details/Condition: This print features the "Evening Prayer," by renowned artist Kathleen Atkins Wilson. Kathleen Atkins Wilson, artist, illustrator, publisher and distributor was born in Michigan. Best known for her "Silhouette Expressions of Portraits in Black" fine art collection, the body of work includes originals, limited edition lithographs, serigraphs and hand pulled graphics. Her work can be found in outstanding galleries and fine art collections across the United States and Europe. Wilson says: "I discovered that through art I can bring images into the world that express my spiritual thoughts and impressions. I can use my art to teach about love, unity, peace and honor. I can praise God. I can bring hope and promise to the souls of my people through the light of color. I can honor our ancestors and thereby keep their memory alive. I can leave a legacy of my love for generations to come." In Wilson's words, this particular piece portrays: "As evening falls our thoughts turn to the blessings of the day. In quiet solitude the power of prayer works. This woman, draped in kente cloth on bended knees is bordered by the adinkra pattern which echoes the ancient prayer 'Lord, grant us all the good things in life.'"

This print is signed, dated and numbered 88/100 by the artist in the lower right corner. Included is a Certificate of Authenticity, also signed and numbered Artist's Proof 88/100 by the artist. Wilson published her first limited edition lithographs in 1984, and today countless numbers of African American artists have presented their works as lithographs with many acknowledging Kathleen A. Wilson as one of the pioneers in the industry. (Biographical information courtesy of www.kathleenatkinswilson.com).
 
Lot 6011

$50
This lot includes the two maps shown in the corresponding image(s). The first map is a colorful French Map on black wooden scrolls, "Region Mediterraneeane Et Corse Carte Economique," showing the economies of the Mediterranean. The map shows many cities, including Montpellier, Marseille, Toulon and Nice. The main economic products of areas around the map are portrayed with images of fruit, flowers, mining, livestock, fishing, airplanes and wine. The map measures 32.5" x 26.5" and shows well. The second piece is a reprint of an Italian, "Italia Antiqua," with bright colors and is professionally framed. The map was originally published by A. Finley in Philadelphia, 1827. 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 6012

$10
This lot includes the group of black Americana-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a variety of antique, vintage and reproduced posters, prints and newspaper illustrations, among other items. Included in the lot are prints from Harper's and Currier and Ives reproductions from a 1946 calendar published by The Travelers of Hartford, Connecticut. Many of the items reference the Civil War. There are 27 pieces of ephemera in this lot, with some prints having more than one copy. 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. F
 
Lot 6013

$35
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: The New-York Mirror: A Weekly Journal, Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: July 7, 1832 through June 23, 1832
Issue Number Range: 1 through 51

Notes: This antique magazine compilation provides stories and critiques of literature and the arts. The work includes fine engravings and music arranged for the pianoforte. The New-York Mirror was a weekly newspaper published in New York City from 1823 to 1842, and again as a daily newspaper renamed The Evening Mirror from 1844 to 1898. The Mirror was founded by George Pope Morris and Samuel Woodworth in August 1823. The journal was a weekly publication, and it included coverage of arts and literature in addition to local news. Circulation flagged in the 1840s and at the end of 1842, the paper was closed. In 1843, Morris partnered with popular writer Nathaniel Parker Willis to revamp the business, and together they relaunched the newspaper as The Evening Mirror.

In both incarnations, the paper employed many well known literary figures of the day. Edgar Allan Poe worked for the newspaper as a critic until February 1845. In the January 29, 1845, issue, the Mirror was the first to publish Poe's poem "The Raven" with the author's name. In his introduction to the poem, Willis called it "unsurpassed in English poetry for subtle conception, masterly ingenuity of versification, and consistent, sustaining of imaginative lift... It will stick to the memory of everybody who reads it." Willis and Morris left the publication in 1846. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume is bound in marbled boards with three quarter maroon cloth. The volume shows external age/wear indications, with remnants of an antique newspaper clipping that was glued to the boards and water markings. The text block shows wear indications as well, with age toned pages with water markings. Some pages are detached and the front free endpaper is torn, with a portion along the bottom lacking.

 
Lot 6014

$80
This lot includes the group of artwork and ephemera from the collection of renowned artist Jason Seley shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection features the original sketchbook of Seley, with sketches in charcoal, pen and more; as well as several original pieces by Seley.

Artist Jason Seley (b.1918-d.1983) studied with Ossip Zadkine in New York from 1943-1945 at the Art Students League. From 1947-1949, he sculpted and taught in Haiti at Le Centre d'Art. He was the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship for sculpture, France 1949-50. While abroad, he traveled and saw the famous Andrea del Verrocchio COLLEONI, which influenced him in 1969-1971 to construct a replica made from automobile bumpers, his preferred medium. Seley taught at Hofstra College and NYU in the early 1960s and received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Cornell University in 1966. In 1969 he received the Guggenheim award for sculpture. Seley, who died in 1983, taught at Cornell University for many years and served as dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. (biography courtesy of www.askart.com) This lot is one of several Seley-related lots in our auction catalog.

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. 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 6015

$80
This lot includes the antique, Depression-era German Junghan eight-day movement wall clock shown in the corresponding image. Junghans Uhren GmbH is Germany's largest watch and clock manufacturer. The company is located in Schramberg, Baden-Württemberg. On 15 April 1861 Erhard Junghans created the company "Junghans und Tobler“ together with his brother-in-law Jakob Zeller-Tobler in Schramberg (courtesy of Wikipedia). This clock is numbered 27 and shows well, with dark oak wood with intricately carved accents and a silver and gold clock face. The pendulum and key are present. The glass on the front and sides is intact and present, providing view of the inner workings of the clock. This clock shows beautifully and is in excellent condition, and was working as of last report.
 
Lot 6016

$70
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

Artist: William Howard Shuster
Medium: Signed Original Engravings
Year: unknown
Dimensions: Frames measure 5.5" by 7.5"

Details/Condition: These pieces feature original engravings of Southwestern United States themes common to the renowned artist William H. Shuster. The pieces portray intricately detailed, scenes typical to the Southwest, outside of adobes with donkeys and people in the foregrounds. Both works are artist-signed in pencil on the matting under the engravings. William Howard Shuster (1893 - 1969) was an American artist. He arrived in New Mexico in the early twentieth century as one of the first wave of white artists who came to paint but stayed on to help build the arts community. As one of the members of Los Cincos Pintores ("the five painters") who showed throughout Santa Fe, Shuster was instrumental in creating the arts movement now known as Santa Fe Style. In 1924 he built and burned the first ever Zozobra, a municipal deity now burned every year in effigy, and symbolizing the gloom of the passing year. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
 
These small pieces show well, with some age/wear indications, including some water markings.

 
Lot 6017

$50
This lot includes the group of approximately 35 excised pages from antique atlases from Mitchell's and McNally's shown in the corresponding image(s). The pieces are maps from around the world and include pages from Mitchell's New Intermediate Geography, Mitchell's School and Family Geography, and McNally's System of Geography. Some pages may come from other volumes. These pieces were amassed as part of the inventory of a printmaker. These pieces are shrink wrapped with a stiff board and are ready for resale. 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. 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 6018

$175
This lot includes the two personal letters from actor Paul Newman shown in the corresponding image. Paul Newman (1925 – 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur and humanitarian. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money.

The first letter in this lot is hand-written by Newman to Robert White. The letter, dated April 16, 1953, is in response to a column written by White. In the letter, Newman mentions visiting his brother at college in Oxford, Ohio, discovering a "3.2 beer," and being more fond of the "6% bottle." He also mentions the "town fathers" of Oxford, Ohio, and discusses the matter of Oxford being a dry town. The second letter is typed on Newman's personal letterhead, and is also signed. The note is a "Thank You" addressed to Bob White. Both letters include their original mailing envelopes. The items in this lot were part of the personal collection of Robert E. White, Jr. Mr. White was a former editor and publisher at the Oxford Press, and a long-time theater reviewer of local, regional, national and international productions, with emphasis on Cincinnati, New York City and London. This collection represents the many noted performers Mr. White met, interviewed and knew throughout his career, with a number of autographed and original pieces.

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 6019

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles by and about Charles Lamb:

- The Life of Charles Lamb by E. V. Lucas - Dated 1905 by Methuen & Co. - Two-volume set.
- Some Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb - Dated 1886 by D. Appleton and Company
- The Essays of Elia by Charles Lamp - Dated 1902 by J. M. Dent & Co. - Two-volume set.
- The Adventures of Ulysses by Charles Lamb - Dated 1839 by William Smith

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

 
Lot 6020

$20
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Kathleen Atkins Wilson
Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1984
Dimensions: Frame measures 20 1/2" by 30 1/2"

Details/Condition: This print, "Three Sisters at the Market," by renowned artist Kathleen Atkins Wilson, is one of her earliest works. Kathleen Atkins Wilson, artist, illustrator, publisher and distributor was born in Michigan. Best known for her "Silhouette Expressions of Portraits in Black" fine art collection, the body of work includes originals, limited edition lithographs, serigraphs and hand pulled graphics. Her work can be found in outstanding galleries and fine art collections across the United States and Europe. Wilson says: "I discovered that through art I can bring images into the world that express my spiritual thoughts and impressions. I can use my art to teach about love, unity, peace and honor. I can praise God. I can bring hope and promise to the souls of my people through the light of color. I can honor our ancestors and thereby keep their memory alive. I can leave a legacy of my love for generations to come."

This is one of Wilson's first four lithographic prints which premiered at the African American Cultural Village in Los Angeles for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. Wilson's father developed the Village to host the African, Caribbean and Third World visitors to the Olympics. From Wilson's website: "The geometric patterns, natural textures, and vibrant colors synonymous with African cultures were portrayed in: 'The AACV Village Poster,' 'Four Women Waiting,' 'Three Musicians' and 'The Keeper' which were her first titled works in publication. By using the silhouette to symbolize the pure essence of people of the Diaspora, everyone felt a kinship with her art." This print is signed and numbered 0884 by the artist in the lower left corner. Today, countless numbers of African American artists have presented their works as lithographs with many acknowledging Kathleen A. Wilson as one of the pioneers in the industry. (Biographical information courtesy of www.kathleenatkinswilson.com).

 
Lot 6021

$40
This lot includes the vintage Italian postcards from World War II shown in the corresponding image. Two of the postcards have "Ritorneremo!" written on them, which were pieces of Italian propaganda for the return of Africa to Italy. These postcards include one of an Italian soldier standing in front of a mound with the Italian flag flying above and England's flag torn on the ground below. Surrounding the soldier are dead soldiers. The other postcard is of an Italian soldier with shovel and spade in hand, with African landscape in the background. Also included in this lot are four copies of a postcard portraying an Italian soldier holding a gun and shield in front of a yellow background. The bottom left corner of these postcards have "Berto XX" written in white letters on a black background. 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 6022

$50
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on history & government shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are part of a 40,000-volume inventory that we are selling over the last half of 2010. Due to health reasons, an established online book dealer is closing his business and we are handling the marketing of his inventory through our regular auction schedule. PLEASE NOTE: the books offered in this lot are not located at our gallery and will be shipped or made available for pick-up at the consigners place of business in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Due to the high volume of books 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 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 6023

$35
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music pertaining to African Americana. There are eight individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 6024

$80
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group of black Americana-related ephemera features sheet music of cake walks, rags, two steps and more, with the brightly illustrated covers feature stereotypical imagery. There are 12 individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 6025

$300
Title: But He Doesn't Know the Territory
Author: Meredith Willson
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1959

Condition/Details: Bound in cream buckram-covered boards with the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is the story of Meredith Willson's experience writing The Music Man, author-signed on the front free endpaper "Love to Webb, Meredith and Rini." Robert Meredith Willson (May 18, 1902 – June 15, 1984) was an American composer, songwriter, conductor and playwright best known for writing the book, music and lyrics for the hit Broadway musical The Music Man, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1958. The cast recording of The Music Man won the first Grammy Award given for best cast album, and its 1962 film adaptation was a success. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

This book was part of the personal collection of Robert E. White, Jr. Mr. White was a former editor and publisher at the Oxford Press, and a long-time theater reviewer of local, regional, national and international productions, with emphasis on Cincinnati, New York City and London. This collection represents the many noted performers Mr. White met, interviewed and knew throughout his career, with a number of autographed and original pieces.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 190 pages.

 
Lot 6026

$130
Title: The Apples of New York
Author: S. A. Beach
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers (Albany)
Printing Year: 1905
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce pomological work published as a report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1903. The first volume contains a frontispiece illustration; both volumes are lavishly illustrated with bright color plates. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 1/4".

 
Lot 6027

$15
This lot includes the group of approximately 50 posters shown in the corresponding image(s), featuring prints of Winslow Homer and other classic artwork, as well as posters of horses, animals children, and landscapes. These pieces were amassed as part of the inventory of a printmaker. 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. 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 6028

$55
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a variety of antique and vintage books and pamphlets of poetry. These books were part of the personal collection of Robert E. White, Jr. Mr. White was a former editor and publisher at the Oxford Press, and a long-time theater reviewer of local, regional, national and international productions, with emphasis on Cincinnati, New York City and London. This collection represents the many noted performers Mr. White met, interviewed and knew throughout his career, with a number of autographed and original pieces.

Due to the high volume of books 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 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 6029

$40
This lot includes the group of framed 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 eight varied media art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are an original signed inverted water graph by David T. Darling, dated 1933; a signed dolor engraving of Joan of Arc's home, signed by Victor Valery; a print from Vanity Fair, 1879; and Fortune magazine covers dated 1945 and 1951. 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 6030

$50
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Kathleen Atkins Wilson
Medium: Mixed Media Watercolor Resist
Year: 1989
Dimensions: Print measures 27" by 22"

Details/Condition: This print features the "Flower Sellers," by renowned artist Kathleen Atkins Wilson. Kathleen Atkins Wilson, artist, illustrator, publisher and distributor was born in Michigan. Best known for her "Silhouette Expressions of Portraits in Black" fine art collection, the body of work includes originals, limited edition lithographs, serigraphs and hand pulled graphics. Her work can be found in outstanding galleries and fine art collections across the United States and Europe. Wilson says: "I discovered that through art I can bring images into the world that express my spiritual thoughts and impressions. I can use my art to teach about love, unity, peace and honor. I can praise God. I can bring hope and promise to the souls of my people through the light of color. I can honor our ancestors and thereby keep their memory alive. I can leave a legacy of my love for generations to come."

Wilson's explanation of this piece: "The sweet fragrance of fresh cut flowers reminds us of nature's abundance and the beauty of life. Stay and chat awhile with two old friends and stop to smell the flowers." This print is one of one hundred printed artist's proofs, and is signed and numbered 2/100 by the artist (affixed with the artist's seal as evidence) in the lower right corner. Wilson published her first limited edition lithographs in 1984, and today countless numbers of African American artists have presented their works as lithographs with many acknowledging Kathleen A. Wilson as one of the pioneers in the industry. (Biographical information courtesy of www.kathleenatkinswilson.com).

 
Lot 6031

$550
Title: God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: House of Books, Ltd.
Printing Year: 1933 Limited, first edition

Condition/Details: Bound in crimson cloth with gilt embossing along the spine and black embossing on the front board and in a tissue-paper dust jacket, this antique volume is a scarce limited, first edition volume of this short work by acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway. This volume is number 20 of 300.

This book was part of the personal collection of Robert E. White, Jr. Mr. White was a former editor and publisher at the Oxford Press, and a long-time theater reviewer of local, regional, national and international productions, with emphasis on Cincinnati, New York City and London. This collection represents the many noted performers Mr. White met, interviewed and knew throughout his career, with a number of autographed and original pieces.

The volume shows some external age/wear, with a tear approximately 5" down from the top of the dust jacket. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 6032

$120
This lot includes the group of 16 photos shown in the corresponding image. These photographs were used in the September 1934 issue of American Architect. The photographs highlight the work of Julia Morgan at William Randolph Hearst's "La Cuesta Encantada, better known as Hearst Castle, which was built atop the family campsite overlooking San Simeon harbor." Julia Morgan (1872 – 1957) was an American architect. "The architect of over 700 buildings in California, she is best known for her work on Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. Throughout her long career, she designed multiple buildings for institutions serving women and girls." Each photo contain hand-written notes on its reverse, including "From Julia Morgan." The items in this lot were part of the personal collection of Robert E. White, Jr. Mr. White was a former editor and publisher at the Oxford Press, and a long-time theater reviewer of local, regional, national and international productions, with emphasis on Cincinnati, New York City and London. This collection represents the many noted performers Mr. White met, interviewed and knew throughout his career, with a number of autographed and original pieces.

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. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.com.)

 
Lot 6033

$25
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes vintage stamps and mailing labels from music related companies, including the Colored Performing Rights Society of America, Ltd., Song Greetings, Inc., and National Juke Box Music, Inc. This collection also contains correspondence from various music companies and books on music and the music industry, as well as songbooks. 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 6034

$100
This lot includes the group of black Americana-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes 14 sheet pieces of sheet music and one program from a theatrical production. The sheet music features songs originally recorded by Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole. The lot also features sheet music to "Happiness is a Thing Called Joe" from Cabin in the Sky. The show program is from a 1948 production of Anna Lucasta at the Strand Theatre in Elmira, New York, featuring a young Sidney Poitier. 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 6035

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

- The Golden Age by Kenneth Grahame - Dated 1899 by The University Press - This volume, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, features bright gilt embossing across its front board and along its spine. The front board is separating from the text block.
- A Dog-Puncher on the Yukon by Arthur Treadwell Walden - Dated 1931 by Houghton Mifflin - This volume features an introduction by Walter Collins O'Kane, and features many illustrations.
- Pirate Gold by Lawton B. Evans - Dated 1926 by Milton Bradley Company - This edition features illustrations by Oliver Kemp.
- Mrs. Royall's Pennsylvania by Mrs. Anne Royall - Dated 1829 by Mrs. Anne Royall - This is a complete two-volume set. The front and rear boards of volume one are detached from the text block, and the front board of volume two is also detached, with the rear board held in place by white tape.

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

 
Lot 6036

$30
This lot includes the photo of actress Vivien Leigh with actor, and husband, Laurence Olivier shown in the corresponding image. The photo measure approximately 10 1/2" by 13 1/2". The photo displays some aging and wear, as the photo is rippled throughout, with some signs of moisture markings and staining on the back of the photograph. The photo has been inscribed, with what appears to be "Sally, With one love, Vivien - Larry." This large photograph of this famous couple, comes from the personal collection of Robert E. White, Jr. Mr. White was a former editor and publisher at the Oxford Press, and a long-time theater reviewer of local, regional, national and international productions, with emphasis on Cincinnati, New York City and London. This collection represents the many noted performers Mr. White met, interviewed and knew throughout his career, with a number of autographed and original pieces.

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 6037

$120
Title: Japanese Fairy Tale Series No 24
Rendered Into English By: Lafcadio Hearn
Publisher: T. Hasegawa (Tokyo)
Printing Year: c1925

Condition/Details: This antique, crepe paper volume tells the Japanese fairy tale of The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumplings. This delicate piece contains exquisite color prints along with the text of the story, translated by Lafcadio Hearn. The volume shows beautifully, with some external age/wear. The volume is solidly bound with ties approximately 1 1/2" from the top and bottom edges, with age toned pages, with some light moisture markings. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 6038

$200
This lot includes the group of Robert Frost photographs shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes four photographs of American poet Robert Frost. The photographs are described as follows: a portrait by photographer George Hoxie (5" by 7"); a photograph of Frost receiving an honorary degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (5" by 7"); an informal portrait by David Rhinelander (5" by 7"); and a silver gelatin print of Frost, which has been signed by the renowned poet (framed to 7 1/2" by 9 1/2"). Frost's signature appears in black ink, and shows some fading. The three unframed item show some signs of wear, with small creases.

Robert Lee Frost (1874 – 1963), is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. The items in this lot were part of the personal collection of Robert E. White, Jr. Mr. White was a former editor and publisher at the Oxford Press, and a long-time theater reviewer of local, regional, national and international productions, with emphasis on Cincinnati, New York City and London. This collection represents the many noted performers Mr. White met, interviewed and knew throughout his career, with a number of autographed and original pieces. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.com.)

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.

 
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