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Lot 6345

$325
This lot includes the group of approximately 50 original excised pages from various antique volumes on birds shown in the corresponding image(s). These pages include beautiful color lithographs of a variety of birds from several different artists. 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 6346

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books cover a variety of topics and include both fiction and non-fiction. All of the books have been signed by their authors. 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 6347

$20
This lot includes the group of vintage microscopes, and phase microscope illuminator shown in the corresponding image. Two microscopes are "Unitron," with model numbers 101216 and 101221. The phase microscope illuminator is also a Unitron product. The third microscope comes in a wooden box from the Spencer Buffalo company. 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 6348

$175
Title: Memoirs
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: Doubleday and Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1975

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this volume is Tennessee Williams' autobiography. This edition appears in a green, hard protective sleeve. The book is signed by Williams, and is a limited edition copy, numbering 208 out of 400.

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 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" (in protective hard sleeve) and contains 264 pages.

 
Lot 6349

$25
This lot includes the three limited edition signed prints by Robert Duncan with Certificates of Authenticity shown in the corresponding image(s). Robert Duncan was born in Utah and began painting at age eleven. He spent summers as a boy on his grandparents' ranch in Wyoming where his grandmother gave him his first set of oil paints. It was there that he grew to love the country, the open spaces, and the rural lifestyle depicted in his art, prints and posters. 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 6350

$90
Title: Historical Collections of Ohio
Author: Henry Howe, LL.D.
Publisher: Henry Howe & Son
Printing Year: 1891
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing along the spines and on the front boards, this antique set is a scarce collection of the general and local geographical history of Ohio. The work is illustrated with approximately 700 engravings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/2".

 
Lot 6351

$25
This lot features the following Boydell Shakespeare engraving:

Title: King Henry the Fourth, Act II. Scene IV. - Doll Tearsheet, Falstaff, Henry & Poins
Painter: Henry Fuseli
Engraved by: Wm. Leney
Year: 1795
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 24" by 29"

Details/Condition: This original engraving comes from John Boydell's collection of engravings depicting Shakespeare scenes. John Boydell (19 January 1720 (New Style) 12 December 1804) was an eighteenth-century British publisher noted for his reproductions of engravings. He helped alter the trade imbalance between Britain and France in engravings and initiated a British tradition in the art form. A former engraver himself, Boydell promoted the interests of artists as well as patrons and as a result his business prospered. In the 1790s, Boydell began a large Shakespeare venture that included the establishment of a Shakespeare Gallery, the publication of an illustrated edition of Shakespeare's plays, and the release of a folio of prints depicting scenes from Shakespeare's works. Some of the most illustrious painters of the day contributed, such as Benjamin West and Henry Fuseli. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

This piece shows well, with some typical light age/wear indications.

 
Lot 6352

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books contain literary criticism and analysis, and studies of art and erotica. Their subjects include the art of Ruth Draper, the work of Oscar Wilde, John Steinbeck, and other photographers, artists, and authors. One volume, on Isabel Bishop, is signed by Bishop. 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 6353

$45
Title: Braveheart
Author: Randall Wallace
Publisher: Flat Signed Press
Printing Year: 2007

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon leather with bright gilt embossing, raised spine bands and gilded page edges, this volume is a special, leather-bound edition signed by the author of this story that was based off of the 1995 American epic drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. The film was written for the screen and then novelized by Randall Wallace. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a Scottish warrior who gained recognition when he came to the forefront of the First War of Scottish Independence by opposing King Edward I of England, also known as "Longshanks" (Patrick McGoohan). The film won five Academy Awards at the 68th Academy Awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director, and had been nominated for an additional five.

This volume is a limited edition, limited to 2,948 numbered copies and 52 lettered copies. Included with the volume is a certificate of authority from Flat Signed Press and a photograph of Wallace signing the volume. The volume shows very well and is like new. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and contains 126 pages.

 
Lot 6354

$45
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This collection represents a group of material related to the history of the John Wilson family, dating back to around 1880. Included in this lot is group of Wilson family photos and correspondence. The items include glass plate negatives, photo albums, correspondence detailing John Wilson's history as a Postmaster in Illinois, deeds and a wide variety of other material. 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 6355

$35
This lot includes the group of Theodor Herzl ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Theodor Herzl (May 2, 1860 July 3, 1904) was an Austro-Hungarian journalist and the father of modern political Zionism and in effect the State of Israel (biography courtesy of Wikipedia). This material includes photographs of Herzl, bulletins and pamphlets on his life, and a memorial of his life. Titles in this lot include:

- Portraits by Mr. Jozsi Koppay - Dated 1905 - Exhibition catalog from the gallery of M. Knoedler & Co.
- Solon in Lydien by Theodor Herzel - Excised from a magazine, written in German.
- Theodor Herzl, a Memorial Edited by Meyer W. Weisgal - Dated 1929
- Notes Relating to the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Jews in the United States

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 6356

$15
This lot includes 12 boxes of antique and vintage sheet music from a very large estate of a writing and music publishing family. Some of the sheet music features decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding images. This group contains covers and music pertaining to a variety of themes including (but not limited to) religious and Christmas music, Broadway numbers, inspirational music, sheet music for piano, sheet music for the ukulele, classical music, waltzes and a wide variety of other themes. In the 12 boxes in this lot, some sheet music remains in its original bulk wrappers. Additionally, some boxes may contain hand-written sheet music. There are multiple copies of many titles 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 6357

$20
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 a wide variety of themes. There are approximately 40-50 individual music pieces in this lot. The lot also features an antique Cornell University song book. 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 6358

$10
This shelf lot includes the large group of mystery books 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 6359

$130
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 seven original art engravings and prints, all matted in frames. Included are topics such as a Native American on horseback by Robert Freeman, a cowboy on horseback ("Mountain Sleet") by Levan West (limited edition 19/100), musketeers drinking wine on horseback by Meissonier, a river scene of men fishing in boats by Kurt Hagerman, a man feeding a horse by W.H. Ford, women farming ("Les Glaneuses" or The Gleaners) by Jean Francois Millet, and a boat on the water by June C. Stanley. 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 6360

$50
This lot includes the Katharine Hepburn signature shown in the corresponding image. Katharine Hepburn (1907 2003) was an American actress of film, television and stage. Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four, from 12 nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Hepburn as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema. Hepburn's signature is on a piece of paper measuring approximately 4 3/4" by 3 1/2". The signature is clean, and appears to be in black ink. The paper displays one area of spotting, though it does not affect the signature. The item in this lot 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. (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.

 
Lot 6361

$55
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage pamphlets and booklets shown in the corresponding image. This material covers a variety of topics including Shakespeare, travel, exploration, witchcraft, obscenity, and more. All of this material is early-20th century. There are a number of postcards and letters. Some of the notable names that appear in the lot are Theodore Dreiser, Julian Hawthorne, and Charles J. Finger. The Hawthorne and Finger items are signed. 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 6362

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

- Picture and Text by Henry James - Dated 1893 by Harper and Brothers - This first edition features a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of James, along with a facsimile signature. The three leaves of the portrait, the tissue guard and the title page are loose.
- Daisy Miller by Henry James - Dated 1904 by Harper and Brothers - This volume features a decorative front board and spine, with bright gilt embossing. The front board contains a pattern of daisies.
- The Question of Our Speech, The Lesson of Balzac by Henry James - Dated 1905 by Houghton, Miller and Company - This volume features gilt embossing on the front board and along the spine, and has a punched library stamp on the title page.
- The Sacred Fount by Henry James - Dated 1901 by Charles Scribner's Sons - This is a 1st trade edition, complete with hard slipcase. This volume has a bookplate attached inside the front board, and a previous owner's name stamped opposite the title page.
- The Middle Years by Henry James - Dated 1917 by Charles Scribner's Sons - This volume is the first American edition, complete with tissue-guarded frontispiece.
- The American Scene by Henry James - Dated 1907 by Harper and Brothers - This volume is the first American edition, with the front board beginning to separate.

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

 
Lot 6363

$10
This lot includes the large group of approximately 50 prints and posters, including several pages excised from antique books portraying birds, nautical themes, and a large portrait of Grover Cleveland, as well as modern prints of folk art, animals and football. 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 6364

$20
Title: History of Illinois and Her People
Author: Professor George W. Smith, M.A.
Publisher: The American Historical Society, Inc.
Printing Year: 1927
Number of Volumes: Complete six-volume set

Notes: Bound in brown leather, this collection displays well with an embossing of the state capital on the front boards. This vintage set provides an exhaustive history of Illinois, with each volume showcasing a large number of photographic images. The endpapers are marbled, and the top edges of the leaves are gilded. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 10 3/4".

 
Lot 6365

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

Title: Collectanea Genealogica
Issue Dates: 1880's
Approximate Number of Issues: 20

Notes: These antique genealogical magazines detail marriage and death records, visitations, biographies, and more of the nobility of Great Britain. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, separated text blocks, etc. These magazines come from the library of a historical society.

 
Lot 6366

$90
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage pamphlets shown in the corresponding image. This material covers subjects such as Communism, Hiroshima, Christian Science, politics and history, among others. There are some duplicate copies of multiple titles within the lot, and some volumes have been autographed by their authors. 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.
 
Lot 6367

$25
This large shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a wide variety of novels and collections of poetry from a number of authors including: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Robert Browning, among many others. Some of the books feature decorative gilt embossing on their spines and front boards, creating nice display 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 6368

$20
This lot includes the group of Moriz Rosenthal-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Moriz Rosenthal (1862 1946) was a skilled Polish pianist. He was a pupil of Franz Liszt and a friend and colleague of some of the greatest musicians of his age. This lot includes two autographs from Rosenthal. The material includes a Century Magazine article from January of 1897, two photographs, a framed photograph matted with a Rosenthal autograph, a program from a c.1936 performance and a signed program from a c.1897 performance. The framed piece measures 10" by 17 1/2", with the rear of the frame showing age wear as the paper backing is separating from the frame. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)

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 6369

$70
Title: A World Elsewhere
Author: Lynn Riggs
Publisher: n/a
Printing Year: c1930

Condition/Details: This piece is an manuscript by Lynn Riggs of his play A World Elsewhere, bound in a stiff paper binder labeled "Samuel French, Since 1830, Authors' Representative" and a typed note at the top, "This manuscript is submitted to managers ONLY ON CONDITION that, should it be contracted for, Samuel French is to be the exclusive agent..." The manuscript is typed and signed "Lynn Riggs, 1 Christopher St., N.Y.C., Chelsea, 2-6121." Rollie Lynn Riggs (August 31, 1899 June 30, 1954) was an author, poet and playwright born on a farm near Claremore, Oklahoma. His mother was 1/8th Cherokee, and when he was two years old, his mother secured his Cherokee allotment for him. He was able to draw on his allotment to help support his writing. Riggs wrote 21 full-length plays, several short stories, poems, and a television script.

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 with some wear to the extremities of the paper binder, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11".
 
Lot 6370

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books on world travel have been signed by their respective authors. 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 6371

$150
This lot includes the two Asian watercolors on scrolls shown in the corresponding image(s). This pair of original watercolors are painted on cloth, with white scrolls on the bottom and ties along the top. The first watercolor portrays two white and black cranes surrounded by plants. The watercolor is on cloth, with silk backing with birds. This piece has several tears, with one at either end measuring approximately 5" and 2.5", and two tears along the top edge, approximately 5" each. It also has several moisture markings along the right edge, from the top to about half way down the painting. The second watercolor portrays an Asian warrior sitting under a tree with white and maroon flowers. This piece has a similar silk backing with a wavy design in place of the birds. This piece has a small watermarking along the top edge. The scrolls measure approximately 23" x 75".

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 6372

$40
This lot includes the group of Sophie Tucker-signed items shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes a signed photograph of Sophie Tucker, which she inscribed "Sincerely, Sophie Tucker, to Bob White." The photo measures approximately 5" by 7", and is in excellent condition, showing little wear or age. Also included in this lot is a copy of Sophie Tucker's 1945 autobiography Some of These Days. Tucker has signed the book: "To Muriel, Love Sophie Tucker - 10/13/64." The book is complete with dust jacket, and shows some signs of age and wear, as the dust jacket has some minor tears along its edges. 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 6373

$25
This large shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books feature a wide variety of titles and authors. Authors represented include William Shakespeare (a large illustrated volume), William Faulkner, Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar Wilde, among others. Some of the books are complete with their original dust jackets, while others are bound with decorative boards that feature bright gilt embossing. 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 6374

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of books of Russian history and literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of 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 6375

$80
Title: As I Remember
Author: Arnold Genthe
Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcok
Printing Year: 1936

Condition/Details: Bound in brick red cloth with black leather spine and gilt embossing, this antique volume contains reminiscences and photographs of the famous photographer Arnold Genthe, best known for his photos of San Francisco's Chinatown, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and his portraits of noted persons, from politicians and socialites to literary figures and entertainment celebrities. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia) This volume is author-inscribed on the front free endpaper "To my dear Adam - With whom I shared lifes trials and adversities undismayed in utter faith and truly call my only friend. - New York, Nov. 1936, Arnold Genthe."

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, with some water markings, and is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some water markings. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10.5" and contains 290 pages.

 
Lot 6376

$225
This lot includes the group of autographed ephemera shown in the corresponding image. 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. This lot includes a variety of signatures from a long list of individuals ranging from musical celebrities to movie stars, and other prominent individuals. Some of the autographs remain unidentified.

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 6377

$275
Title: Pygmalion
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Everybody's Magazine
Printing Year: 1914 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black leather with bright gilt embossing on front board and gilded page edges, this antique volume is a scarce first publication of the Irish playwright's best-known dramatic work from Everybody's Magazine. The original dust jacket and leather binding make this version extremely rare. It originally appeared on pages 577 - 612 in the November issue of the journal (Vol. XXXI, No. 5). The text is arranged in two columns and contains eight illustrations by May Wilson Preston.

This unauthorized edition was printed shortly after the first American performance, and preceded the authorized publication by nearly two years. After printing, the magazine was advised by Shaw's agent that it had acquired serial rights only and distribution was halted.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The paper dust jacket shows some external wear, with slight chipping along the edges and a small piece of the rear corner lacking. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 34 pages.

 
Lot 6378

$80
Title: Library of Natural History
Edited by: Richard Lydekker, B.A., F.R.S., F.Z.S., etc.
Publisher: The Saalfield Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1902
Number of Volumes: Complete six-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing on the spine, featuring two lions' heads and an eagle, this antique set is a scarce collection of over 2,000 engravings and 72 colored plates, depicting a large variety of animals. Featuring an introduction by Ernest Seton-Thompson, this collection contains a wealth of information on a number of species. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The sixth volume displays a few water marks (no larger than 1") on its front board. The books measure approximately 8" x 10.5".
 
Lot 6379

$70
Title: Alice in Wonderland, A Play
Author: Emily Prime Delafield
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce play compiled from Lewis Carroll's stories Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The volume contains colored illustrations throughout and pictorial endpapers depicting characters from the story.

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, with some rubbing and spotting to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some marks from previous owner. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 89 pages.

 
Lot 6380

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books on sports and hobbies shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover topics including sailing, wine, bicycling and skiing, among others. All of these volumes have been signed by their authors. 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 6381

$250
Title: The Negro Forget-Me-Not Songster, The Only Work Published, Containing All The Negro Songs That Have Ever Appeared
Author: various
Publisher: Turner & Fisher
Printing Year: c1845

Condition/Details: Bound in light pink cloth-covered boards with gilt embossing on the spine, this miniature volume is a collection of African American songs from the mid-nineteenth century. The work is illustrated with several engravings throughout, including a frontispiece of an African American in a suit, sitting on a chair, with a banjo in the background.

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 rubbing and some water markings to the boards and spine, and is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 3" x 4.5" and contains 250 pages.

 
Lot 6382

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are biographies of stars of the stage and screen. Some of the books have been signed by their authors. Some of the stars covered in this lot include Mae West, Moss Hart, Groucho Marx and Montgomery Clift, among others. 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.

 
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