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Lot 6039

$80
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera on Thoreau and Whitman shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a catalog of books on or about Thoreau, a small pamphlet of Thoreau's On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, articles on Whitman, and more. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. 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 6040

$475
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: R. C. Gorman
Medium: Silkscreen
Year: 1988
Dimensions: Frame measures 36" by 30.5"

Details/Condition: This R. C. Gorman silkscreen titled "Jessica," depicts a classic Gorman image of a Native American woman. This piece is numbered as "AP 13," and it a limited edition artist's proof, hand-signed and dated by the artist in the lower left corner of the piece. The silkscreen is beautifully double-matted to give it a shadow box-like effect that gives the impression it is floating within the frame. Rudolph Carl Gorman (1931 - 2005) was a Native American artist of the Navajo nation. The New York Times once called Gorman "the Picasso of American Indian art." His paintings are characterized by fluid forms and vibrant colors. While his paintings are primarily of Native American, he also worked in sculpture, ceramics and stone lithography. The print itself measures 19" by 25.5" and with frame, is 36" by 30.5", creating a tremendous-sized piece of art exhibiting the south-western feel for which Gorman is known. Shipping cost provided for this item applies to the continental United States. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.com).
 
Lot 6041

$80
Title: Wild Flowers of Western Pennsylvania and the Upper Ohio Basin
Author: O.E. Jennings, Watercolors by Andrey Avinoff
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Printing Year: 1953
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing and in original paper dust jackets, this vintage set provides a summary of wild flowers in Western Pennsylvania and the Upper Ohio Basin. The work contains gorgeous watercolor prints by Andrey Avinoff in the second volume. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some rubbing and tears to the extremities of the jackets, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 10.5" x 14".
 
Lot 6042

$25
This lot includes the group of Bob Hope photographs and memorabilia shown in the corresponding image. The lot includes a total of three signed photographs. The first is an 8" by 10" photo, the second is a 5" by 7", and the third is a 3 1/2" by 5 1/2". On the first photo, Hope has signed: "To Bob White - Best Wishes, Bob Hope." The second photo is signed "To Bob White - My Best, Bob Hope." The final photo is signed "To Bob, Thanks for the memory, Bob Hope." The other items include two additional picture of Hope, one 8" by 10" and one 5" by 7", and studio movie proofs from an unknown Hope film. All of the photos are in good condition, with some signs of wear in the form of small creases, with some more worn than others.

The movie proofs show more signs of handling, and the signed picture display clean autographs, with the smallest photo showing a faded signature from the great comedian. The final item is a press pass to "An Evening with Bob Hope" from October 11, 1980. 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 6043

$60
This lot includes the large group of approximately 50 prints and posters portraying early golf scenes, nautical themes and horses. Featured in this is a limited edition print of a horse drawing, titled "Elegance" by Kathy Hagerman, numbered 143/700 and signed in the print and hand-signed on the bottom right corner. These pieces were amassed as part of the inventory of a printmaker. Several of the pieces in this lot 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 6044

$100
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 a variety of musical numbers including cake walks. The brightly illustrated covers feature stereotypical imagery, including performers in black face and references to minstrel shows. The sheet music includes pieces titled "Darktown Strutter's Ball" and "Ida Sweet as Cider" from The Eddie Cantor Story, among others. There are 13 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 6045

$250
Title: Of the Advancement and Proficiency of Learning or the Partitions of Science, IX Bookes
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Publisher: Leon Lichfield
Printing Year: 1640

Condition/Details: Bound in leather, rebacked with raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this volume was originally written in Latin by Sir Francis Bacon and translated into English by Gilbert Wats. The work includes intricately detailed engraved frontispiece and title page, and woodcut initials and headpieces.

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist and author. He is known as the Father of Empiricism and famously died of pneumonia contracted while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method and pioneer in the scientific revolution. His works established and popularized deductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method or simply, the scientific method. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today. His dedication probably led to his death so bringing him into a rare historical group of scientists who were killed by their own experiments. (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 external age/wear to the extremities, and the front board and first signature of pages are detached. The text block is well bound with age toned pages. The previous owner's signature and inscription are on the front fly leaves. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 11.5" and contains 477 pages.

 
Lot 6046

$100
This lot includes the personal letter signed by President Richard Nixon shown in the corresponding image. The letter appears on White House Stationery; is dated November 21, 1972; and measures approximately 6 3/4" by 9". The letter is addressed to Robert White of Oxford Press. In the letter, Nixon expresses his gratitude for editorial endorsements across the country in regard to the recent election. Also included in the lot is the original White House mailing envelope, and a postcard featuring the Nixon family published by the "United Citizens for Nixon-Agnew." 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 6047

$55
This lot includes the group of United States history ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material features an author-signed copy of Moonlight Murder at Smuttynose, by Lyman V. Rutledge, as well as pamphlets such as the Final Report of Gen. John J. Pershing (containing many fold-out maps and charts), pamphlets by and about Woodrow Wilson including campaign pamphlets, works about Harding, and pieces on Philadelphia and Little Rock, among many other 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 6048

$55
Title: The Historian's History of the World
Author: Henry Smith Williams, LL.D.
Publisher: The Outlook Company
Printing Year: 1904
Number of Volumes: Complete 25-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth, with gilt embossing along the top edges of the leaves, this antique set is a scarce collection of works from some of the era's most important historians. The work is illustrated throughout, with frontispiece portraits, maps and other illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages, with some volumes exhibiting more advanced wear of the spine than others. The books measure approximately 7.5" x 10.5".

 
Lot 6049

$110
Title: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher: A. J. Matsell
Printing Year: 1833

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a rare early edition of this work by Mary Wollstonecraft (April 27, 1759 – September 10, 1797), an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, feminist and mother of Frankenstein author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Wollstonecraft is best known for this work (originally published in 1792), in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason. This edition contains a biographical sketch of the author.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. Preliminary, title and initial pages of text, along with final pages, show marginal staining. Name of previous owner discretely stamped on front flyleaf and reverse side of title page. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 214 pages.

 
Lot 6050

$175
Title: Lady: Lisa Lyon
Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
Publisher: The Viking Press
Printing Year: 1983

Condition/Details: This is the first soft cover edition from 1983. The book has been signed by both Mapplethorpe and Lisa Lyon. Mapplethorpe signed his name in red ink on the half-title page, while Lisa Lyon signed in her distinctive style in silver ink, above Mapplethorpe's signature. The book features an introduction by Bruce Chatwin and a foreword by Samuel Wagstaff. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The front and back covers show light shelf wear with some rubbing near the bottom of the front cover and minor peeling on the back cover in the upper left corner. The book measures approximately 9" x 11" and contains 128 pages.

 
Lot 6051

$175
This lot includes the group of Judaica-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes antique copies of Jewish Comment and various pamphlets, prayer books and other small books on Judea, including a piece signed by Horatio Nelson Atkins and an essay by Albert Einstein. 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 6052

$55
This lot includes the signed photograph of Betty Grable shown in the corresponding image. The photograph measures approximately 6 3/4" by 8 3/4". Grable has signed the picture "Sincere best wishes, Betty Grable," in bold black ink. There is a crease in the middle of the photograph that runs from the left edge to the right edge. The photo exhibits some minor wear around its edges, with a few small additional creases. The signature displays some slight smudging, but is an overall exceptional example of a Grable signature. The photo 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 6053

$140
This lot includes the group of approximately 40 prints and excised pages from antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces portray a variety of people and animals images, featuring several color prints of Native Americans. 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 6054

$45
This shelf lot includes the large group of biography 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 6055

$15
This lot features the following Boydell Shakespeare engraving:

Title: King John, Act IV. Scene I. - A Prison - Arthur, Hubert & Attendants
Painter: James Northcote
Engraved by: Robert Thew
Year: 1798
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 23.25" by 29.5"

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 age toning and spotting.

 
Lot 6056

$175
Title: The DiMaggio Albums
Author: compiled and edited by Richard Whittingham
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1989
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in Yankee-blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this set is a collection of newspaper clippings, advertisements and personal memories of Joe DiMaggio, featuring stories and statistics covering his entire playing career. This two-volume set comes in a bright red case featuring a picture of "The Yankee Clipper." The front of the case is autographed by DiMaggio in a bold, black signature, inscribed with "HOF 55," marking the year of his induction into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. The autograph does display some minor smudging. Additionally, each book has also been signed by DiMaggio on the front board. This set is a rare find, as it features three autographs from Joe DiMaggio. The volumes show little external age/wear, feature marbled end papers, and are solidly bound with clean pages, with one corner of the red case showing minor wear. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 11".

 
Lot 6057

$70
This lot includes the group of framed artwork hand-signed by the artists 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 four varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints, each signed by the artist. The pieces include "The Challenge", a limited edition 247/400 signed by the artist Celeste Susany and dated '84; "Summer Breeze", a limited edition 29/500 signed by artist K. Cantin and dated 1994; "Winter Quiet", a limited edition 568/600 signed by K. Cantin and dated 1986; and a picture of a bird, signed by the photographer and date '76. 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 6058

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the volumes in this lot have been signed by their respective author. At least one book dates back to 1906 (Rhymes for Wee Sweethearts by Katharine Hamill), while others range in dates from 1931 to the modern era. 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 6059

$80
This lot includes the group of original 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 many varied media original art pieces. Featured in this lot are two original watercolors by Alberto Trevisan of scenes in Venice. Also included are topics a caricature of "The Director-General of the U. S. C. - Warrant Officer J. Wood Palmer", signed K.M. 1946, as well as second un-named drawing of a man smoking a pipe signed KM and a collection of pen and ink drawings from Chicken Magazine, among many other drawings and paintings. Several of the pieces in this lot were acquired from the estate of Dorothy Carnine Scott. 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 6060

$120
Title: The Plums of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1911

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique folio volume is a scarce work on plums that constitutes Volume 3, Part II of the 18th Annual Report of State of New York's Department of Agriculture. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of William Robert Prince and over 100 color lithograph plates of varieties of plums. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages with bright illustrations. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/4" and contains 616 pages.

This is one of several lots of the Fruits of New York series by U. P. Hedrick in this catalog. Please see lots 6008, 6076, 6084, 6106, and 6194.

 
Lot 6061

$70
Title: The Colonial Quarter Race Horse
Author: Alexander Mackay-Smith
Publisher: Helen Kleberg Groves
Printing Year: 1983

Condition/Details: Bound in bright crimson cloth with bright gilt embossing and the original dust jacket, this volume provides an in-depth history of the race horse, with information on "America's first breed of horses, America's native breed of running horses, and the World's native breed of race horses." This is a limited edition volume number 140 of 1,500, signed by the author on the limitation page. The work contains numerous color and black and white illustrations throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing and tearing to the dust jacket and a small chip in the upper left corner of the front of the jacket. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12.5" and contains 328 pages.
 
Lot 6062

$50
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 exotic locales. The covers feature locations such as Hawaii, Spain, Japan, Panama and the South Seas, among others. 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 6063

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books on aviation shown in the corresponding image(s). These books cover a variety of topics relating to aviation including instruction, history and technical information, among others. The books include a large number of photographs, diagrams and other 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 6064

$60
This lot includes the two Robert Ripley-signed items shown in the corresponding image. The lot includes a signed 3 1/2" by 5 1/2" photograph of Ripley. He has signed the photo "To Bob White - With ALL the BEST Ripley 'BELIEVE IT OR NOT' 1940." The second item is a 3 1/2" by 2" thick piece of paper (similar to a business card) signed "Ripley 'BELIEVE IT OR NOT'." Robert Ripley (1890 - 1949) was an American cartoonist, entrepreneur and amateur anthropologist, who created the world famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! newspaper panel series, radio show, and television show which featured odd 'facts' from around the world. Subjects covered in Ripley's cartoons and text ranged from sports feats to little known facts about unusual and exotic sites. 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.)

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 6065

$35
Title: Les Fleurs Des Alpes
Author: Henry Bordeaux
Publisher: Hans Zbinden Librairie Plon
Printing Year: 1933

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff paper wrappers with a pictorial front wrapper with a tissue-paper dust jacket, this antique volume is a scarce French work on the flowers of the Alps. The work contains many bright, vivid color illustrations throughout.

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 chipping and small tears to the delicate dust jacket. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 11" and is unpaginated.

 
Lot 6066

$50
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group of black Americana sheet music contains references to plantations, the Old South and a variety of similar subjects. The covers feature numerous stereotypical images of African Americans. Some of the sheet music features songs made famous by Al Jolson, Aunt Jemima, Sophie Tucker, "Shortnin' Bread" and other musical celebrities of the era. There are 15 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 6067

$1500
Title: Woman and Her Relation to the Church or Canon Law for Women
Author: Harriet M. Closz
Publisher: James E. Hughes
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in paper wrappers, this antique volume on women's relations to the church is an extremely rare volume inscribed and signed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The inscription is handwritten on the page opposite of the title page and continued onto the opposite side of the title page, and reads: "Miss Alice E. Ives - with the compliments of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 250 West 94th St, New York. September 14, 1902. Read and ponder the tyranny of the church and how it has degraded woman. The greatest block in the way of woman's complete emancipation is the Canon Law, with the discipline of the church, the teachings of ___ in their pulpits, this innumerable text in the Bible, so degrading to the mother of the race, making her subordination absolute, because taught by the church as the Will of God; thus perverting her religious ___ the strongest element in her nature."

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)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with slight water markings and a handmade tissue paper dust jacket, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 6.25" and is unpaginated.

 
Lot 6068

$20
This lot includes the group of books on automobiles shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot contain large numbers of photographic images and technical specifications of a variety of automobiles, both domestic and foreign. Included in this collection are books on German cars, Ferraris, Corvettes, classic cars, and sports cars, among 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 6069

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Meissonier: His Life and His Art by Vallery C. O. Gréard - Dated 1897 by A. C. Armstrong and Son - This large volume features "...extracts from his note-books, and his opinions and impressions on art and artists, collected by his wife."
- L'Homme A L'Oreille Cassée by Edmond About - Dated 1884 by Librairie Hachette - This volume is in French, and features more than 60 illustrations.
- Ratgeber in gesunden und kranken Tagen by Dr. F Kőnig - Undated by Erfter Band - This volume is in German, and features a fold-out illustration of the human body and its systems. The front board is detached, remaining in place via the cloth binding. The volume does have loose leaves.

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

 
Lot 6070

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Bouquet for Mamma, and Other Tales by Maggie - Undated by Henry McGrath - Front board is separating, attached by front endpapers.
- A Children's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson - Dated 1921 by Henry Altemus Company
- Brave Donald by Mrs. C. E. K. Davis - Undated by D. Lothrop and Company
- The New History of Sandford and Merton by F. C. Burnand - Dated 1872 by Roberts Brothers - Spine is chipping.
- Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings by Joel Chandler Harris - Dated 1881 by D. Appleton and Company - The boards have separated from the book block, and several leaves are loose. This book also comes with four used envelopes featuring "First Day of Issue" illustrations of Joel Chandler Harris.

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

 
Lot 6071

$35
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 original art pieces and prints. Many of the pieces in this lot portray various landscapes and architecture. Artists include Francis X. Wolf, Jean Francois Millet and Paule Geissler. 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 6072

$225
This lot includes the Charlie Chaplin signed photograph shown in the corresponding image. According to notation on the back of this framed photograph, this is a "...very early sepia portrait..." of a very young Chaplin. He has signed the photo, "Yours truly, Charlie Chaplin." The backing of the frame appears to be lined with the original mailing envelope from Charlie Chaplin Studios. The signature itself is in the lower right corner of the photo. 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 6073

$10
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 the following theme(s): movie stars and famous shows. There are 13 individual music pieces in this lot. This lot features covers showing Bing Crosby, Astaire and Rogers, Sophie Tucker, Clark Gable and the Ziegfield Follies. 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 6074

$200
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Uncredited
Medium: oil
Year: c.1900
Dimensions: Frame measures 10" by 14"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a period portrait of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, by an unknown artist. The work shows external age/wear with some creasing, and flaking of paint. However, Roosevelt's image remains largely untouched. The artist's signature appears in the lower left corner, but is unreadable due to creasing of the art panel.

 
Lot 6075

$140
This lot includes the group of approximately 50 original excised pages from antique issues of Vanity Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). These pages include engravings of various men, signed in the plates by Spy (Sir Leslie Ward), Ape (Carlo Pellegrini), Lib (Liborio Prosperi), Cloister, Guth and more. 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 6076

$100
Title: The Cherries of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1915

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique folio volume is a scarce work of pomology that constitutes Volume 2, Part II of the 22nd Annual Report of State of New York's Department of Agriculture (the fourth of a series of fruit monographs). The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and 56 color lithograph plates of varieties of cherries. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages with bright illustrations. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/4" and contains 371 pages.

This is one of several lots of the Fruits of New York series by U. P. Hedrick in this catalog. Please see lots 6008, 6060, 6084, 6106, and 6194.

 
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