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Lot 6383

$70
This lot includes the group of approximately 30 excised pages from several different atlases and books shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these antique maps have color detailing. 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 6384

$50
This lot includes the framed and matted photo, and autograph of Venezuelan musician Teresa Carreño in the corresponding image. "María Teresa Carreño García de Sena (1853 – 1917) was a Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer and conductor. Born into a musical family, she was at first taught by her father and her talent was recognized at an early age. In 1862 her family emigrated to New York City, and at the age of 8 she made her debut at Irving Hall that same year. In 1863 she performed for Abraham Lincoln at the White House. In 1866 she moved to Europe, and began touring, making her debut as an opera-singer in 1876." In 1885 she returned to Venezuela, then in 1889 she returned to Europe for more touring, settling in Berlin as her home base. She mounted two world tours in the early years of the twentieth century. The photo is framed and matted with what appears to be part of a program from a performance, which Carreño has signed. The frame measures approximately 9" by 7 1/2" and displays tape along its edges on its rear. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)

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 6385

$140
This lot includes the group of sports-related signed and unsigned photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes: a 15 1/2" x 12" plaque containing a photo of basketball great Michael Jordan; another Michael Jordan photo (8" x 10"), which is signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity from "The Prince of Cards" stating that the signature of Michael Jordan is 100% authentic; an 8" x 10" photograph of Nolan Ryan, which is signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity from Extra Innings Sports stating that the autograph is certified authentic; a Joe Montana 8" x 10" photograph which is signed, and comes with a certificate of authenticity from Graphs4u stating that the signature is authentic; a Pete Rose signed piece of paper from the Nevele Country Club in Ellenville, New York; and a hotel registration form signed by "William F. Russell", also known as the basketball great Bill Russell.

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 6386

$25
This estate lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include one volume of Dickens and volumes of poetry and other literature, one of which--Pencilled Fly Leaves--is signed by the author (John James Piatt. 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 6387

$45
Title: The Waverly Novels
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
Printing Year: No year stated
Number of Volumes: 12

Notes: Brown cloth binding with decorative gilt and black stamping, with engraved illustrations; very good condition with only minor age indications. Volume titles are as follows: The Fortunes of Nigel, The Pirate, Kenilworth, The Fair Maid of Perth, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, St. Ronan's Well, The Black Dwarf, A Legend of Montrose, Bride of Lammermoor, The Heart of Midlothian, Woodstock, Peveril of the Peak, The Surgeon's Daughter, Castle Dangerous, Guy Mannering, Red Gauntlet, Quentin Durward, Anne of Geierstein, Ivanhoe, The Talisman, Waverly, The Antiquary, The Monastery, The Abbot, Count Robert of Paris, and The Betrothed.

 
Lot 6388

$10
This lot includes 11 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 11 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 6389

$15
This lot includes the group of approximately 50 posters shown in the corresponding image(s), featuring prints of classic Audubon birds, antique cars, jungle animals, Harley Davidson motorcycles, frogs, dogs, naval themes and more. 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 6390

$30
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

- Kathleen Atkins Wilson - Lithograph - Print measures approximately 25 1/2" by 13 1/2" - This print is signed and numbered 63/750 by the artist (affixed with artist's seal as evidence) in the lower left corner. This print depicts Wilson's traditional color scheme and imagery.
- Kathleen Atkins Wilson - Lithograph - Print measures approximately 19" by 25 1/4" - This print is signed and numbered 63/750 by the artist (affixed with artist's seal as evidence) in the lower left corner. This print depicts Wilson's traditional color scheme and imagery.

Details/Condition: 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 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 6391

$20
This large shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a wide variety of art-related subjects. Some of the artists and subjects represented include: Rembrandt, Ansel Adams, architecture and art deco, among many others. 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 6392

$35
Title: They Got Me Covered
Author: Bob Hope
Publisher: Bob Hope
Printing Year: 1941

Condition/Details: This paperback is a stated first edition of Bob Hope's first book, and features many photographs. The book is signed by Hope on the title page. Hope has signed the book: "To Bob White - My Best, Bob Hope."

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 age toning and creased pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 95 pages.

 
Lot 6393

$120
This lot includes the group of pamphlets on the genealogy and heraldry shown in the corresponding image(s). These pamphlets include reports on the ancestry of states, reference volumes on genealogy and several titles in Spanish. This lot comes from the library of a historical society, and the volumes may contain stamps and markings typical to these societies. 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 6394

$10
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique & vintage literary titles 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 6395

$225
This lot includes the group of approximately 40 excised pages from several different atlases and books shown in the corresponding image(s). These antique maps have color detailing and are from publishers such as A. J. Johnson, and more. Some of the maps in this collection measure nearly three feet tall. 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 6396

$70
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: McClure's Magazine, The Yale Review Quarterly, Ken, Country Life, McCall's, Country Life, This Quarter, New World Monthly, Scribner's Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Yale Law Journal, Poet Lore, The Open Court, and more
Issue Dates: 1890s - 1940s
Approximate Number of Issues: 100

Notes: This lot features a large number of magazines dating from a variety of years, going back to the 1890s, covering a variety of topics including art, theatre, law, and current events, among others. This lot includes antique magazines, antique reference books, and book catalogs from book stores. These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.

 
Lot 6397

$25
This lot features the following Boydell Shakespeare engraving:

Title: Merry Wives of Windsor, Act III. Scene III.
Painter: Revd. W. Peters
Engraved by: I. P. Simon
Year: 1793
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, including some age toning and a small chip in the bottom left corner.

 
Lot 6398

$70
This miscellany contains approximately 260 antique engravings dating back to the seventeenth century. Many of the engravings have been excised from various books. The engravings beautifully portray Romans; antique maps; and English sites, landscapes, royalty and dignitaries. More specifically, the topics include Homeros bust, Julius Caesar Bust, Military Ensigns of the Romans, Stonehenge Wiltshire, Stonehenge Front View, Stonehenge Giant's Stair Gate, South View Salisbury Plain, Druidical Remains, Fishermen -Dover, East Cliff , Hastings, Homes of Old England, Johnson's Willow -Litchfield, Belvoir, Bamborough, Tamworth, Howard, Warwick, Nottingham Castle, Cesar's Tower Kenilworth, Lancaster, Brecknock, Bridgnorth, Queen's Head Islington, Bishopton Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral, Norwhich Cathedral, Wells Cath., Waltham Cross, Winchester, St. Peter's Abbey, St. Augustine's Monastery, Cheltenham Wells, Cross at Langley Common, Blakewell Cross/Roman Altar, Thomas a Becket Cup, Font Oxford Chapel Suffolk, Bedgellert Church, Ruin of St. Andrews Cathedral, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Bishop Cranmer, Queen Mary/Dunmow Chairs, Royal Archers, Alfred, William the Conqueror, Henry I, Stephen, Henry II, Richard I, John, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, Edward III, Edward the Black Prince, Richard II, Henry IV, Queen Katherine, Henry V, Henry VI, Edward IV, Elizabeth Queen to Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, King Richard and Queen Anne, Margaret of Lancaster, Henry VII, Henry VIII, Katherine of Aragon, Anne Bullen, Queen Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard, Katherine Parr, King Henry and Anne Boleyn, King Henry on Horseback, Trial of the Marriage of Henry VIII, Henry VIII Leonetes of Winters Tale, Edward VI, Jane Grey, Regina Maria, Elizabeth (Isaac Oliver), Gold & Silver Coins Elizabeth, Elizabeth (Thomam Geminum), Mary Stuart, Mary , Queen of Scots, James I, Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales, Charles I as boy, Queen Eliz eng. J. Buttre, Louis XIV, Thomas Cromwell, Thomas Seymour, Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spencer, Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, Sir Philip Sidney, Robert Dudley, Robert Devereux, Earl of Southhampton, Sir Walter Raleigh, William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke, S.T. Coleridge, William Wordsworth, C. Lamb, Erasmus Darwin, M.D., John Milton, Francis Bacon, Thomas Carlisle, Ben Johnson, Pierre Corneille (fr) , Racine (fr.), Moliere, Cardinal Dubois, Ducis, Dryden p. G.T. Kneller, Nicholas Rowe, Alexander Pope, William Collins Monument, Edwin Capell, Dr. Johsnon -Journey to Hebrides, George Stevens include 1800 advertisement for Gallery, Isaa Reed, and E. Malone. This collection also includes engravings of Shakespeare plays from St. Edmunds Bury K. John Act V s.II, Avon Bank, Stratford Church/Shakespeare's House, Room in Shakespeare's House, Mrs. Shakespeare Ladies Home Journal, Pomfret Castle Rich. II Act V Sc. X, Eaton (Merry Wives) , Hernes Oak (Merry Wives), and Venice --eng. E. Goodall, as well as a collection of portraits of William Shakespeare, including T.H. Ellis , Burbage, p. Cornelius Jansen, T. Wright, Chappel, Small w/Signature, Illman & Sons w/Signature, Roubiliac Statue of Shakespeare, J. Bell Statueand other Shakespeare-related pieces.
 
Lot 6399

$35
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage pamphlets and small books in wrappers shown in the corresponding image. This material includes five copies of the Prayer For England by William Rose Benet, published in 1940; and one copy of each a pamphlet titled McClellan: From Ball's Bluff to Antietam by George Wilkes from 1863, and Sherwin's Edition, Wat Tyler, A Dramatic Poem by Robert Southey from 1817. 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 6400

$20
This lot includes the group of United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics within the history of the United States. The lot features two books from Wallace Nutting: Pennsylvania Beautiful and Maine Beautiful. Other subjects include President Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War, and historic fashion. Some of the books feature photographs and illustrations. 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 6401

$300
This lot includes the group of Wizard of Oz-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes several autographed and inscribed pieces from Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch of the West, including several signed photographs and a handwritten letter. The collection also includes many different copies of her obituary. Also included is a signed photograph print of Ray Bolger, who played the Scarecrow. 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 6402

$20
This lot includes the group of antique photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes some tintypes and other photograph styles. The photographs portray children and adults. 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 6403

$10
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes political cartoons, pamphlets on dogs, education, race relations, travel, works by and about acclaimed writers including Mark Twain, and two scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings and excised pages from books, among many other items. A sampling of pamphlet titles from this lot include:

- Chatel-Guyon - Its Waters, Baths, and Accessory Methods of Treatment by A. E. E. Reboul - by Editions Scientifiques
- The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson - by Burns & Oates
- Robert Burns - Two Addresses Delivered at Dumfries and Glasgow on the Centenary of the Poet's Death by Lord Rosebery - Dated 1896
- My Pedagogic Creed by John Dewey - Dated 1897 by The Progressive Education Association
- The Vatican Decrees in Their Bearing on Civil Allegiance: A Political Expostulation
- The Question of Our Speech by Henry James- Excised from a magazine.
- Murmurs of the Minority by Caroline Duer - Dated 1937 by McAuliffe-Booth Co.
- A Wine of Wizardry by George Sterling - Dated 1907 - Excised from a magazine

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 6404

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage literature books, theatre and film pamphlets with information on various productions, and sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include titles such as Andersen's Fairy Tales, John Martin's Big Book for Little Folk, The Real New York, among several others. The theatre and film pamphlets include information on productions of Carmen, Hamlet, Destry, and Judgment at Nuremberg. The sheet music is for Newport and Mosha from Nova Scotia. 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 6405

$100
This lot includes the group of approximately 40 excised pages from various books shown in the corresponding image(s). These pages include several original antique engravings, spanning a variety of subjects. 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 6406

$25
This lot includes the Marian Anderson autograph shown in the corresponding image. Marian Anderson (1897 – 1993) was an American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. "An African-American, Anderson became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States during the mid twentieth century. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution refused permission for Anderson to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall. Their race-driven refusal placed Anderson into the spotlight of the international community on a level usually only found by high profile celebrities and politicians. With the aid of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Anderson performed a critically acclaimed open-air concert on Easter Sunday, in 1939 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to a crowd of more than 75,000 people and a radio audience in the millions. She continued to break barriers for black artists in the United States, notably becoming the first black person, American or otherwise, to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on January 7, 1955." (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.com.)

Anderson has signed the back of a personal letter from Robert White. Her signature appears in bright green ink. The paper shows signs of age with some mild spotting, though the autograph remains clean. 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.

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 6407

$30
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a variety of antique and vintage books for children and juveniles. Among this group are three volumes by Dr. Seuss. Some of the books in this lot feature pictorial front boards, and most feature illustrations in both color and black and white. 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 6408

$45
This lot includes the group of artwork from the collection of renowned artist Jason Seley shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features a large original portrait of Jason Seley and his wife, signed Rolick at the bottom right corner, with handwriting on the back dating it March 1947. Also included is the name plate from the Seley's door, with "SELEY" etched out of the car bumpers Seley was known to use in his artwork.

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 6409

$70
This lot includes the group of books and ephemera by and from Donald Windham shown in the corresponding image. This material includes many pieces signed by Windham, including his books Tennessee Williams' Letters to Donald Windham, 1940-65, in the original slipcase; The Roman Spring of Alice Toklas; and As If..., as well as a signed copy of the letter The Kelly Boys, limited to 230 copies; and several signed letters. Unsigned pieces include his books Tanaquil, Footnote to a Friendship, The Hitchhiker, 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 6410

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of automotive books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics including Corvettes, Harley Davidson, the 20th century sports car, convertibles, the history of Ferrari and the history of the Ford Mustang. 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 6411

$150
Title: Picasso for Vollard
Introduction by: Hans Bolliger
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Printing Year: 1956

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with a white outline of a man and woman on the front board, this vintage volume contains the full catalog of Pablo Picasso's graphic work created for Ambroise Vollard. Vollard (3 July 1866, Saint-Denis, La Réunion – 21 July 1939 in Versailles, France) is regarded as one of the most important dealers in French contemporary art at the beginning of the twentieth century. He is credited with providing exposure and emotional support to numerous notable and unknown artists, including Paul Cézanne, Aristide Maillol, Renoir, Louis Valtat, Pablo Picasso, Georges Rouault, Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh. He is also well-known as an avid art collector and publisher. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing and light moisture markings on the boards and spine, fading to the lettering of the spine, and a tear to the cloth along the bottom edge of the front board. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. This is an ex-library volume, with a faded stamp on the spine, a number stamped onto the copyright page and a library pocket on the rear free endpaper. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11" and is unpaginated.

 
Lot 6412

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of 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 6413

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of Harry Potter books shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 31 books in this lot, with the breakdown as follows: six copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, eight copies of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, one copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, three copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (including a U.K. first edition), two copies of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, seven copies of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (including one in a slipcase and two printed in the U.K.), three copies of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and one copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. 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 6414

$50
Title: The Long Trail
Author: Kermit Roosevelt
Publisher: The Review of Reviews/Metropolitan Magazine
Printing Year: 1921

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled grayish-brown cloth, this antique volume was authored by one of President Theodore Roosevelt's sons. This is an "Autographed Edition" and has been signed by Kermit Roosevelt. This is a chapter from Kermit Roosevelt's book, The Happy Hunting Grounds.

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 1/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 79 pages.

 
Lot 6415

$60
This lot includes the group of approximately 20 signed and limited edition prints shown in the corresponding image(s). Included with these pieces are many pieces by Kathy Hagerman with her signature in the print and hand-signed and titled; a portfolio of prints "From the Appalachians, A Portfolio of Drawings and Paintings" by Ruth Carroll; a portfolio of prints from 1988, "Waterfowl Habitat Print" by Guy Coheleach; a portfolio of prints from 1988, the "Federal Duck Stamp Print" by Daniel Smith; a portfolio of prints from 1988, the "Federal Duck Stamp Print" by Arthur G. Anderson, and a portfolio of "The Seasons" by Mario Fernandez. 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 6416

$30
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Photographer: Unknown
Medium: Photographic print
Year: Undated
Dimensions: Print measures 14 1/2" by 19"

Details/Condition: This piece features a photograph of musician Lenny Kravitz. The print is signed by Kravitz and the photographer. Lenny Kravitz is "an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and arranger whose 'retro' style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk and ballads. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and percussion himself when recording. He is known for his elaborate stage performances and music videos. Kravitz has had multiple number 1 hits on the US Top Singles Charts, though none by himself on the Hot 100, and many more worldwide. He won the Grammy Award for "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" four years in a row from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category and most consecutive wins in one category. He has been nominated and won other awards, namely American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, BRIT Awards and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards." (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia).

 
Lot 6417

$25
This large shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features a large collection of books covering a variety of topics relating to sports and fitness including hunting, fishing, guns, armor, baseball and racing, among many others. Several of the volumes contain a large number of both photographs and illustrations, in both color and black and white. 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 6418

$45
This lot includes the group of Lillian Gish-related items shown in the corresponding image. Lillian Gish (1893 – 1993) was an American stage, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. She was a prominent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, particularly associated with the films of director D.W. Griffith, including her leading role in Griffith's seminal Birth of a Nation. Her sound-era film appearances were sporadic, but included memorable roles in the controversial western Duel in the Sun and the offbeat thriller Night of the Hunter.

This material includes two books and several programs to a presentation of Gish's films. The books include Lillian Gish: The Movies, Mr. Griffith, and Me and Life and Lillian Gish. The first book is the second printing of the 1969 autobiography co-written with Ann Pinchot. Gish has signed the book on the front endpaper in bold, black ink. The book is in good condition, is solidly bound with clean pages, with the dust jacket displaying slight age-toning. The second book is Albert Bigelow Paine's 1932 book about the actress. Gish has also signed this volume, inscribing: "Dear Danny, My love and gratitude, Lillian." This book features a bookplate from Daniel C. Blum, and shows more advance wear, with the cover of the spine cracked into two pieces. Also included in this lot are a number of programs to a presentation of Gish's films. 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 6419

$25
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes several posters, featuring a framed poster of A Chorus Line on Broadway from 1975, inscribed by James Kirkwood, one of the authors of the original book; and a poster under glass of "Martha Schlamme, Soprano" from 1981-82, signed by the performer. Also included are two photographs of Martha Schlamme and a handwritten note from the performer to Bob White. The posters also include one for Greta Keller, one of Warren Beatty in Heaven Can Wait, and a signed poster of Chez Josephine, signed by an unknown person in 2001 (see image for more detail). 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 6420

$40
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material covers a wide range of topics including World War II, the Roman Empire, the Louisiana Purchase and central New York, among others. This lot consists of books, guides, photographs, German maps from 1908, coins, a fraternity seal and a number of 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. 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 6421

$15
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera related to the humanities shown in the corresponding image. This material includes pieces related to music, literature and poetry, including programs from the Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Symphony, and other fine music productions; programs from the Moscow Art Theatre Series of Russian Plays; and collections of poetry. 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.
 
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