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Lot 6077

$40
This lot includes the group of tobacciana advertising-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes 23 tobacco cards from Herbert Tareyton Cigarettes depicting the sovereigns of England that reigned during years ranging from 1066 to 1936. This lot also includes a booklet from John Player and Sons, a branch of the Imperial Tobacco Company, depicting the "Military Uniforms of the British Empire Overseas." Both the cards and the booklet feature several brightly-colored illustrations. 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 6078

$70
This lot includes the two Mae West items shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a 5" by 7" photograph signed, "To Tom, Sincerely, Mae West," and a thick, 5 1/2" by 3 1/2" signed card with the inscription "To Tom J. Lord, Sincerely Mae West, 1961." The card shows signs of age toning, with the signature remaining clear and unaffected. The photo shows more evidence of age and handling, as there are a number of creases present, though none of which affect the signature. The items come complete with the mailing envelope from West. 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 6079

$60
This lot includes the group of theater and music ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes many pieces on New York City theater, including programs from Jolson's 59th Street Theatre, programs from the Philharmonic Orchestra, and seven scrapbooks of newspaper clippings on theater. 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 6080

$35
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Kathleen Atkins Wilson
Medium: Four colored photomechanical reproduction, created from the original painting
Year: 1990
Dimensions: Image measures 21" by 27", with borders 23" by 30"

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

Wilson's explanation of this piece: "A hummingbird visits this woman, who takes a quiet moment to reflect on the beauty of nature. In the twinkling of an eye, when we least expect it, this tiny bird brings us gentleness and peace from another part of our world. For a brief moment, our breath is taken away." This print is one of 900 copies. It is signed and numbered 126/900 by the artist (affixed with artist's seal as evidence) in the lower right corner, and is printed on 100# acid-free, satin-finish paper. This item comes with a certificate of authenticity issued by Wilson. 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 6081

$275
Title: Antique Private Compilation of Music
Author: various composers
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: c1730-1750

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards, this extremely scarce antique music book contains pieces for singing, flute, German flute, hautboy, violin and harpsichord. Many of the pieces were composed by Handel, with additional pieces by Bononcini, Woodcock and others. This volume includes various pieces from Handel’s operas including: Radamistus (1720), Floridante (1721), Otho (Ottone) (1723), Flavius (Flavio) (1723), Rodelinda (1725), Scipio (Scipione) (1726), Alexander (Alessandro) (1726), Julius Caesar (Guilio Cesare) (1724), Tamerlane (Tamerland) (1724), Admetus (Admeto) (1727), Richard the First (Ricardo Primo) (1727), Siroe (1728), Lotharius (Lotario) (1729) and Parthenope (Partenope) (1730). Additionally, the volume features pieces from Calphurnia, composed by Giovannia Battista Bononcini in 1724, and Saraband & Gavot composed by Albinoni, as well as pieces from the following works: Artaxerxes (Artaserse), Pyrrhus & Demetrius, Ptolomi, Ormilda, Masciti, Astyanax and Vespasian. The work also has pieces by Woodcock, St. Helene, Lully, Babel and Matthelon.

This volume was likely a private compilation printing with engraved pages. Some of the pages in this volume have been restored, including the preliminaries and first page of each signature. The volume was rebacked at the time of binding. The boards and spine cover are detached and the page signatures are separated. The page numbering in this volume is nonconsecutive, with the numbering restarting with each chapter, though the page numbers match those listed in the index. This volume was an ex-library book, and includes a bookplate showing the library acquired it from the music library of Louis C. Elson, 1848-1920. There is a faded red library number stamp on the first page of the index and a library sticker is glued down on the inside of the rear board. Inside the front board is an antique pasted down decorative poem on music. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5".

 
Lot 6082

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- You're Only Old Once by Dr. Seuss - Dated 1986 by Random House - Complete with dust jacket.
- Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans - Dated 1939 by Simon and Schuster - The cover of the spine is lacking.
- The Cat in the Hat Comes Back! by Dr. Seuss- Dated 1958 by Random House - Stated first printing. This book has detached boards, and is lacking its spine.
- The Butterfly Babies' Book by Elizabeth Gordon- Dated 1914 by Rand McNally & Company
- Robin Redbreast's Home by Clara J. Denton - Dated 1927 by Albert Whitman and Company
- Snow White and Rose Red and Other Stories by Unattributed - Undated by W. B. Conkey Company - Features color illustrations. The boards of this book are detached from the book block.

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 6083

$50
This lot includes the group of approximately 20 excised pages from antique atlases, featuring many from J. H. Colton and Cowperthwait, Desilver & Butler shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces include color maps portraying various parts of the United States and around the World. 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 6084

$90
Title: The Pears of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1921

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of botany, featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece and many brightly color plates. This handsome volume shows external age/wear, with mild staining to rear board and small scuffs to the edges of the rear board. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 636 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, 6076, 6106, and 6194.

 
Lot 6085

$30
This lot includes the vintage telescope and tripod shown in the corresponding image. This 15 to 60 power, 60mm zoom telescope comes from Bausch and Lomb, by Bushnell, and is a "Discoverer" model. The telescope is complete with box and instruction manual. 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 6086

$20
This shelf lot includes the large group of science fiction 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 6087

$15
This lot includes the group of approximately 50 posters shown in the corresponding image(s), featuring prints of classic artwork, as well as posters of horses, animals, children, and landscapes. These pieces were amassed as part of the inventory of a printmaker. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6088

$200
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Bilder-Atlas des Pflanzenreichs by Moritz Willkomm - Dated c.1890 by J. F. Schreiber - This volume is a German-language book featuring numerous color plates depicting a variety of plant life. This volume has a pictorial front board and bright gilt embossing on the spine.
- Naturgeschichte des Pflanzenreichs by G. H. von Schubert - Dated c.1890 by J. F. Schreiber - This volume is a German-language book featuring numerous color plates depicting a variety of plant life. This volume has a pictorial front board, and bright gilt embossing on the spine, with marbled pages.

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

 
Lot 6089

$35
This lot includes the group of nineteenth and twentieth century ephemera, including several early feminist pieces, shown in the corresponding image. This material includes pieces on if women can reason, birth control, female psychology, a handwritten poem, and a piece on Napoleon in Egypt, among 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 6090

$120
Title: God's Man
Author: Lynd Ward
Publisher: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith
Printing Year: 1929

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with paper labels on the front and rear boards, and spine, this antique volume is the first novel by Lynd Ward. This volume is "A Novel in Woodcuts," containing about 145 pages of woodcuts.

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 rubbing to the spine and board edges and is solidly bound with clean pages. The front board has a 1 3/4" by 3/8" piece missing from the paper label. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/8" and is unpaginated.

 
Lot 6091

$15
This lot includes the group of antique pamphlets from the Daughters of the Cincinnati and the Society of the Cincinnati shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 6092

$600
Title: Studer's Popular Ornithology, The Birds of North America
Author: Theodore Jasper, A.M., M.D.
Publisher: Jacob H. Studer & Company
Printing Year: 1878
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather with bright gilt embossing on the boards and along the edges of the book block, the spine also features embossing and raised bands. "Theodore Jasper (1814 - 1897) was a portrait painter and photographic colorist from circa 1866 to 1883. From the 1840s to the 1860s he worked in New York and Connecticut." These scarce volumes feature over 300 colored and tissue-guarded illustrations, "representing upwards of seven hundred different species and varieties of North American birds, including a popular account of their habits and characteristics." (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)

The volumes show mild external age/wear with rubbing along the edges and covers of the boards. Volume one is solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages, while the front board of Volume two is detached. The books measure approximately 12" x 14 3/4".

 
Lot 6093

$10
This large shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a large number of books on a wide variety of art-related topics. Some of the artists and subjects include: Monet, Georgia O'Keefe, N. C. Wyeth, photography, painting and architecture, 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 6094

$50
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Fortune
Issue Dates: 1933, 1934, 1939, 1941
Approximate Number of Issues: 8

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. The magazine covers display a variety of illustrations including an aerial shot of New York City, and illustrations of cars, buses, airplanes and ships. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.

 
Lot 6095

$30
This lot includes the large group of approximately 100 prints and posters portraying a wide variety of topics, with the common themes of country life and sceneries, African American-related posters, women, and much 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 6096

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Panorama of National Costumes by Unattributed - Dated 1854 by Brockett, Hutchinson and Co. - This volume has a decorative cover with gilt embossing.
- The Hidden Secret by Christian D. Larson - Dated 1907 by Eternal Progress
- Essays by Francis Bacon - Dated 1840 by Charles Knight and Co. - With a memoir and notes by W. C. Taylor, LL.D., this edition features marbled boards with half leather, and a bookplate pasted inside the front cover.
- The Craftsman, and Freemason's Guide by Cornelius Moore - Dated 1850 by J. Ernst - The front board is completely detached from the volume.
- Roughing It by Mark Twain - Dated 1901 by The American Publishing Company - This book features a decorative front board and spine, with gilt embossing. The leaf featuring the frontispiece illustration is detached.
- Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain - Dated 1883 by James R. Osgood and Company - This volume features a decorative front board and spine, with gilt embossing. Two pages of the front endpapers are detached.

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 6097

$10
Title: Weber and Fields
Author: Felix Isman
Publisher: Boni and Liveright
Printing Year: 1924

Condition/Details: Bound in blue-green cloth, this antique volume contains many photographs and text including the sheet music scores for six of the duo's popular songs. Included with this volume is a letter from the Hotel Sherman, Chicago, March 31, 1925: "Dear Sir, I will be glad to fill in the enclosed request you sent me if you will buy a Weber & Fields book just published in any of the big stores. We both will be pleased to autograph same if you will bring it to the Palace Theatre any afternoon or evening this week." Signed: Weber & Fields. However, the book is not signed. This book is from the provenance of Daniel Blum, publisher and author of Theatre World.

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 wear especially to the paper dust jacket, with the front of the jacket detached from the spine, and portions of the spine lacking. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 9" and contains 345 pages.
 
Lot 6098

$60
Title: Essays of Elia
Author: Charles Lamb
Publisher: William Paterson
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing on both boards, and along the spine and the top edge of the book block, this antique volume is a scarce collection of essays by the English writer Charles Lamb. Charles Lamb (1775 – 1834) was an English essayist. "Lamb has been referred to as the most lovable figure in English literature, and his influence on the English essay form surely cannot be overestimated." (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.com.) The volume contains an illustrated, tissue-guarded frontispiece. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 501 pages. 

 
Lot 6099

$225
This lot includes the group of books by Jesse Stuart shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes several author-signed volumes, a number of first editions, and many volumes in the original dust jackets. Also included are several film negatives with pictures of Jesse Stuart and an inscribed issue of The American Book Collector from September 1958 with "Jesse Stuart Number" on the top left corner - inscribed "To Robert (Bob) White, with all good wishes - Jesse Stuart, June 16th 1965."

Jesse Hilton Stuart (August 8, 1907 – February 17, 1984) was an American writer who is known for writing short stories, poetry, and novels about Southern Appalachia. Born and raised in Greenup County, Kentucky, Stuart relied heavily on the rural locale of Northeastern Kentucky for his writings. Stuart was named the Poet Laureate of Kentucky in 1954. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

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 6100

$225
Title: Facing East
Author: Text by James Michener, Illustrations by Jack Levine
Publisher: Maecenas Press, Random House
Printing Year: 1970

Condition/Details: This large folio contains two separate folders. The folders contain 54 facsimile reproductions of Levine's watercolors and sketches, some colored by pochoir, four original lithographs, ten original woodcuts, and one separate print on Japan paper, by Levine. The folio's contents are loose, as issued in a silk portfolio with leather flap. The case and first portfolio are fashioned of white-silk-covered boards and fastened with wide, limp black-leather ties. The second portfolio is limp black leather. This edition of 2500 (each numbered) de luxe portfolios are individually signed by the author and the artist, with this volume numbered 361 of 2,500. This is a "hors commerce" copy, twice signed by Levine and Michener, once on the inside of the hard case, and once on the "Portfolio Number" page. The portfolios are both in excellent condition, displaying very little wear. The hard case shows some age-toning various spots of discoloration, with some minor rubbing along its edges. The case measures approximately 13 1/2" by 20".

 
Lot 6101

$120
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes approximately 25 drawings, sketchings, engravings, and more, many of which are signed by the artists. Artists in this lot include Anne La Monte, Q. G. Zhong, A. Richter, Rolf Heim, Justin Bua, Gill Evans, and Jonathan Talbot. This collection of artwork shows well and has been carefully stored in a binder. The pieces portray a variety of scenes, including boats, airplanes, animals and nature, scenes from Germany, and more. Also included are two maps from the US War Department of Rochester and Kingston, New York. 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 6102

$35
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Kathleen Atkins Wilson
Medium: Mixed media watercolor resist
Year: 1990
Dimensions: Print measures 20 1/2" by 24 1/2"

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

Wilson's explanation of this piece: "Onions, greens, beans & beets are fresh as the morning dew. At sunrise you can hear three sisters in the garden picking the morning harvest and humming in harmony the old hymn 'The Morning Breaks; The Shadows Flee.'" This print is one of 900 copies. It is signed and numbered 389/900 by the artist (affixed with artist's seal as evidence) in the lower right corner. This item also comes with a certificate of authenticity issued by Wilson. 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 6103

$25
This lot features the following Boydell Shakespeare engraving:

Title: Othello, Act II. Scene I. - A Platform, Desdemona, Othello, Iago, Cassio, Roderigo, Emilia, &c
Painter: Tho. Stothard
Engraved by: Tho. Ryder
Year: 1799
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 29.5" by 22.5"

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 6104

$15
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 6105

$35
This lot includes the group of approximately 30 prints and excised pages from antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces portray landscapes and buildings. These pieces were amassed as part of the inventory of a printmaker. Many 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 6106

$100
Title: The Peaches of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1921

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of botany, featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece and many brightly color plates. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 541.

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, 6076, 6084, and 6194.

 
Lot 6107

$25
Title: Flora Cestrica
Author: William Darlington
Publisher: West-Chester Press
Printing Year: 1837

Condition/Details: Rebound in marbled boards with three quarter leather and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce second work by William Darlington, according to the title page, it is "an attempt to enumerate and describe the flowering and filicoid plants of Chester County, in the State of Pennsylvania, with brief notices of their properties, and uses, in medicine, domestic and rural economy, and the arts. The work is illustrated with a hand-tinted engraved frontispiece. The volume shows external age/wear, with the top portion of the spine rebacked with black cloth and clear tape along the entire spine. The volume is solidly bound with age toned pages, with pencil handwriting inside of the rear board. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7.5" and contains 640 pages.

 
Lot 6108

$40
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: The Golden Book
Issue Dates: 1925, January - December
Approximate Number of Issues: 12

Notes: 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. This collection features all twelve issues from 1925 (January-December).

 
Lot 6109

$225
Title: Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution
Author: Thomas Paine
Publisher: H. D. Symonds
Printing Year: 1792

Condition/Details: Rebound in marbled boards and rebacked leather spine, this early work by Thomas Paine, at the time the Secretary for Foreign Affairs to Congress in the American War, was a response to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France first printed in 1790. This volume contains parts one and two, and a "letter addressed to the addressers on the late proclamation." This work posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests, and defends the French Revolution. Thomas "Tom" Paine (February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736] – June 8, 1809) was an author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination." (history and biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

Edmund Burke served in the British House of Commons, representing the Whig party, in close alliance with liberal politician Lord Rockingham. His letter on the French Revolution became one of the best-known intellectual attacks against the (then-infant) French Revolution. In the twentieth century, it much influenced conservative and classical liberal intellectuals, who re-cast Burke's Whig arguments as a critique of Communism and Socialist revolutionary programmes. (history 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, the boards and spine cover are detached from the text block and portions of the spine cover are lacking. The text block is well bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7.5".

 
Lot 6110

$25
This lot includes the group of antique world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot of antique world history books covers a variety of topics including Marie Antoinette, The Dutch Republic, early Greek and Roman history, and the Middle Ages, among others. The lot includes a three-volume set entitled The Rise of the Dutch Republic, authored by J. L. Motley, and a large French volume from 1880. Detailing the history of costuming, with tape along its spine, the French volume showcases hundreds of color illustrations inside. All of the books display gilt embossing, with some books having raised spine bands, and with one additional book having tape along the spine.

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 6111

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of British history titles:

- An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of Oxford by uncredited - Dated 1939 by His Majesty's Stationery Office - Includes fold-out illustrations.
- Bath by R. A. L. Smith - Dated 1944 by B. T. Batsford Ltd.
- Royal Dunfermline by Alan Reid and William Kirk - Dated undated by Dunfermline
- A Description of Bath 1765 by John Wood - Dated 1969 by Kingsmead Reprints - Two-volumes-in-one.

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

 
Lot 6112

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Raggedy Ann and Andy by Johnny Gruelle - Dated 1924 by The P. F. Volland Company
- Beloved Belindy by Johnny Gruelle - Dated 1926 by The P. F. Volland Company
- Joe Strong on the Trapeze by Vance Barnum - Dated 1916 by Whitman Publishing Co.
- Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog by Unattributed - Undated by McLoughlin Brothers
- Pinocchio by "C. Collodi" (Carlo Lorenzini) - Dated 1920 by J. B. Lippincott Company - Gift Edition with 14 color illustrations by Maria L. Kirk
- Madeline by Ludwig Bemelans- Dated 1939 by Simon and Schuster - Separated boards with tape along spine.
- Eloise in Paris by Kay Thompson - Dated 1957 by Simon and Schuster - Illustrated by Hilary Knight

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 6113

$35
This lot includes the large group of approximately 75 prints and posters featuring pieces portraying women, animals, and five hand-colored reproductions of calendar pages. 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 6114

$110
Title: The Great Civil War: A History of The Late Rebellion
Author: Robert Tomes, M.D. & Benjamin G. Smith, Esq.
Publisher: Virtue and Yorston
Printing Year: 1865
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with half-leather, this set features bright gilt embossing on its boards and spines, along with raised spine bands, and a reddish-purple colored text block. This antique set is a scarce set on the history of the Civil War featuring a collection of "...biographical sketches of leading statesmen and distinguished naval and military commanders..." The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show mild external age/wear with some rubbing of the spine and board edges, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 11 1/4".

 
Lot 6115

$10
This large shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a collection of large art books featuring some of the most prominent artists in history, including: Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Renoir and Monet, among others. The books feature numerous photographs and illustrations showcasing the artwork of some of the great masters. 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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