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Lot 6116

$140
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes stamps, 16mm films, a scrapbook, antique correspondence, postcards, World's Fair memorabilia, erotica, boxing memorabilia including Jack Dempsey, a program from a circus, sheet music, greeting cards and a Victoria lithograph. 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 6117

$40
This lot includes the group of approximately 40 posters shown in the corresponding image(s), featuring classic folk art prints by Warren Kimble. 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 6118

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

- Sail Ho! Windjammer Sketches Alow and Aloft by Gordon Grant - Dated 1931 by William Farquhar Payson - Dust jacket has some tears along its edges and spine.
- Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by Edward Fitzgerald - Dated 1942 by David McKay Company - Decorative cover and spine, with gilt embossing.
- N by E by Rockwell Kent - Dated 1930 by Publisher - The Literary Guild
- Candide by Jean François Marie & Arouet de Voltaire- Dated 1929 by The Literary Guild - Illustrated by Rockwell Kent.

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 6119

$70
Title: On the Making of Etchings
Author: Frank Short, A.R.A.
Publisher: Robert Dunthorne
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in grayish blue cloth, this antique volume is a scarce art instruction book on etching "...written for and published by Robert Dunthorne at the sign of the Rembrandt Head in Vigo Street." The work features many black and white illustrations, and is complete with original tissue-guarded plates, including the fold out at the end of the volume. The volume shows light external age/wear with age toning to the front and rear boards, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 7/8" x 8 1/2" and contains 43 pages.
 
Lot 6120

$150
Title: British Flowering Plants
Author: Professor Boulger, F.L.S.
Publisher: Bernard Quaritch
Printing Year: 1914
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Bound in white cloth with bright gilt embossing along the spine, front boards and along the top edges of the leaves, this antique set is a scarce collection of three hundred full-page colored plates, reproduced from drawings by Mrs. Henry Perrin. An introduction and descriptive notes are provided by Professor Boulger, F.L.S.. Only 1,000 copies of this edition were printed, with this set numbering 320. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The first volume displays some moisture marking on the front board, and all volumes are marked with book plates on the inside of their front boards. The books measure approximately 10 1/2" x 12 1/2".

 
Lot 6121

$50
This lot includes the group of approximately 30 excised pages from antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces are classic portrait lithographs, with "Etudes Classiques" written above the portraits and the editor and lithographers listed along the bottom. 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 6122

$30
Title: The Death of the Moth and Other Essays
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace, and Company
Printing Year: 1942

Condition/Details: From the dust jacket: "In closing this third volume of Virginia Woolf's addresses to her Common Reader one is impelled to say that no reading of her best work can be called complete without a knowledge of it, without the delight of hearing her genius speak again." --Horace Gregory, The New York Times Book Review.

Bound in bluish-green cloth with white lettering along the spine, this is an example of Woolf's non-fiction work. The book includes the dust jacket, which is in four separate pieces (see image). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 248 pages.

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.
 
Lot 6123

$45
Title: The Life of a Sportsman
Author: Nimrod
Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.
Printing Year: 1905

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume portrays "the character of an English gentleman attached to the sports and pastimes of his country; and, likewise, to give a sketch of a country gentleman's family," according to the author's preface. The work is illustrated with thirty-six color illustrations by Henry Alken, each measuring approximately 4 1/2" x 7 1/4". Each colored plate is protected by tissue page. The volume shows some external age/wear, with some very minor rubbing/shelf-ware to corners of boards, slight cracks near the spine, and a slight cock to spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages, with a crack at spine inside the front board. The book measures approximately 8" x 10.5" and contains 400 pages.
 
Lot 6124

$20
Title: The People's History of England
Author: Cassell Petter and Galpin
Publisher: Cassell Petter and Galpin
Printing Year: c.1870s

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with bright gilt embossing on the boards, spine and edges of the book block, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated history of England. The work is features many illustrations, including tissue-guarded portraits. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing along the edges of both boards and the spine. The front board is separating from the spine, and the pages exhibit light age toning. The book measures approximately 10" x 12" and contains 963 pages.

 
Lot 6125

$35
This large shelf lot includes the group of nautical books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of nautical topics including boating history, boat building and sailing, among many others. Some of the volumes are quite large, and feature numerous photographs and other illustrations. Some of the volumes feature decorative gilt embossing along their spines and on their front boards. 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 6126

$20
This lot includes the group of lithographs shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a group of antique, hand-tinted commercial lithographs. The prints are in antique, ornately designed, matching frames, one of which is lacking glass. The images depict groups of cherubs in a variety of settings with images of a bird cage, flowers and water, among others. 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 6127

$70
This lot features an arch-shaped, mahogany-framed antique mirror with detailed gold pieces at the corners and sides. The mirror measures 26" wide by 44" tall. Shipping is not offered for this item, it is available for pick-up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.
Lot 6128

$0
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on science, engineering & education 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 6129

$60
This lot includes the group of antique paperwork on the Berkowitz family shown in the corresponding image. Much of this material is written in Romanian with the family name Bercovici. This collection includes birth certificates, death certificates, graduation certificates and more. The collection also includes handwritten and typed correspondence between Jack Berkowitz and Lt. Joseph Shapiro, M.D. in 1917, during World War One. 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 6130

$175
Title: Studer's Popular Ornithology: The Birds of North America
Author: Theodore Jasper, A.M.M.D.
Publisher: Jacob H. Studer & Co.
Printing Year: 1881

Condition/Details: This leather bound volume, features a decorative cover with gilt title on the front board surrounded by gilt frames. The raised spine has a gilt title and is covered in clear tape. Additionally, there is a gilt border on the inside cover. This large study contains "Upwards of SEVEN HUNDRED different species and varieties, comprising all that are known to exist on this Continent, are represented on the ONE HUNDRED and NINETEEN CRAYON PLATES, artistically drawn and colored from Nature..." by Theodore Jasper (1814-1897) who was inspired by the works of John James Audubon and Alexander Wilson. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.com.)

Each plate is protected by silky paper and accompanied by a descriptive text. The front board is detached. The boards exhibit scuffs and scratches, and the edges display some rubbing. Some pages have light age toning. The book measures approximately 12 1/4" x 15" and contains 182 pages.

 
Lot 6131

$300
Title: Eloise
Author: Kay Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 1955 First Edition First State

Condition/Details: Bound in cream cloth with black and red embossing, this vintage classic children's volume is a scarce first edition in the original pictorial dust jacket. As according to "Children's Picture book Collecting" (1stedition.net), this first edition includes on the copyright page, "NEW YORK 20, N.Y.," followed by line "FIRST PRINTING," followed by line "LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG CARD NUMBER: 55-11039." This true first state volume also includes the reference to "Lily Dace" on page 50. This volume includes bright, vivid illustrations throughout by Hilary Knight.

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

The volume shows light external age/wear, with some water markings on the dust jacket and boards. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 11" and contains 65 pages.
 
Lot 6132

$35
This lot includes the group of Weeb Ewbank-signed items shown in the corresponding image. Weeb Ewbank is the only coach ever to coach two different American pro football teams to victory in a championship game, winning NFL championships in 1958 and 1959 with the Colts, an AFL championship in 1968 with the Jets, and a World Championship in Super Bowl III in 1969 with the Jets. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978. The items in this lot include a 5" by 7" photo autographed by Ewbank; a Miami University-Ohio Miamian magazine signed by Ewbank with the inscription "Best Wishes Bob! Weeb Ewbank H.O.F. 1978;" a publication detailing Oxford, Ohio, and Miami University during World War II signed by Ewbank on page 27, and an invitation to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation's "Valentine Love Roast" saluting Ewbank from 1978. The program features a colorful print depicting Ewbank, Joe Namath and Johnny Unitas from artist LeRoy Neiman. 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 6133

$40
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes correspondence sent to radio stations in the 1950s from Life Music, Inc., Pathe Records, Ltd., Fargo Music, Inc. and other record producers, including letters and forms, and a few responses from the radio stations. Also included is paperwork regarding Senate Bill 590, "relating to the rendition of musical compositions on coin-operated machines" and House Bill 2677, regarding the creation of "a Federal commission to study the copyright laws and to make recommendations for their revision," both proposed legislation of 1955. This lot also features five vintage Broadcasting Telecasting from the 1950s and 1960s.

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 6134

$25
This lot includes the group of railroad books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot of books pertains to railroads, locomotives, trains, and railroads stations. The books offer a number of large photographs and illustrations of both historical and modern "iron horses," along with detailed technical data of trains throughout history. 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 6135

$70
Title: An Apology of the French Refugees Established in Ireland, Addressed to all those who Love the Peace of the Church
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Francis Dickson
Printing Year: 1712

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards with leather spine, this very scarce volume is an essay on the French in Ireland. The work begins "The French Refugees are extremely surpris'd and concern'd at the heavy Censure, the National Synod of this Kingdom has lately pass'd upon them: Whereby they find themselves Rank'd in the number of those, whom that Venerable Body has Judg'd to be guilty of either impiety, hersy, infidelity or popery." Also bound in this volume are The Divine Right of Episcopacy Truly Stated from 1714 and The Lithurgy Used in the Churches of the Principality of Neuschatel with a Letter from the Learned Dr. Jablonski, Concerning the Nature of Liturgies from 1712.

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, with both boards detached, and much of the leather spine cover lacking. The text block contains age toned pages, with some handwritten marginalia, especially in the first three pages of the Apology of the French Refugees, where a previous owner wrote a brief response in the margins. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9".

 
Lot 6136

$60
This lot includes the group of theatre, film and radio books, pamphlets and magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover the subjects of radio, film and theatre, some including profiles and photographs of famous stars from their respective fields. Two of the books have been signed by their authors. 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 6137

$175
This lot includes the group of approximately 50 nature prints and excised pages from antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces portray a variety of plants, fruit and birds. Featured in this lot are engravings from nineteenth century printings of plants and several color engravings with Prang & Co. labeled on the bottom of the engravings. 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 6138

$175
This lot includes the group of government-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material in this lot features a number of items relating to Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. Included in the lot is personal letter from Truman, thanking the recipient for sending him a "souvenir brochure of the unveiling of the bust and tablet for Woodrow Wilson." The paper is typed on "Harry S. Truman Federal Reserve Building" stationery, is signed by Truman and is dated September 7, 1956. The lot also features a letter from Harry Truman's daughter, Margaret Truman, a singer and author. Her letter thanks its recipient for their kindness and support, and is signed by Margaret. There are four other letters in the lot including correspondence from Helen MacLachlan of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, Major General J. A. Ulio on the War Department's letterhead, a letter from the office of General G. C. Marshall, and a letter from President Woodrow Wilson's personal secretary J. P. Tumulty on White House Stationery. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a number of government-related items featuring stationery from several government offices.

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 6139

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on the Civil War:

- General Lee, His Campaigns in Virginia 1861-1865 with Personal Reminiscences by Walter H. Taylor - Dated 1906 by Nusbaum Book and News Company - First edition, rebound in red cloth-covered boards with gilt embossing. Includes fold-out maps.
- Where They Fell, Stories of Rochester Area Soldiers in the Civil War by Robert Marcotte - 2002 by Q Publishing - Author-signed and in dust jacket.
- Collection of reports from the state of Connecticut by various authors - Dated 1864 by Carrington & Hotchkiss - Compilation of reports from the state officials, including governor, treasurer, adjutant-general, etc. from 1864.

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

 
Lot 6140

$35
Title: The Field Guide Art of Roger Troy Peterson
Author: Roger Troy Peterson
Publisher: The Easton Press
Printing Year: 1990
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: This stated first edition appears in leather binding with gold gilt embossing on the front and rear boards, and on the edges of the text block. This large folio contains color plates of eastern and western birds. The volumes show mild external age/wear with rubbing along the spine and edges, and are solidly bound with clean pages. There are remnants of library system bar codes on the front and rear boards of both volumes, with each having library bookplates on their front endpapers. The books measure approximately 11" x 17 1/4".

 
Lot 6141

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features a large number of editions from a wide variety of authors that includes Voltaire, Jules Verne, Jack London, John Steinbeck and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, among others. Some of these editions are complete with dust jackets, while others display nicely with decorative gilt embossing featured on their spines and front boards. 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 6142

$80
This lot includes the group of autographed ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a large number of autographs from a variety of prominent individuals in the public spotlight. People represented include Estee Lauder, Sonja Henie, J. S. McCain, Booth Tarkington, Art Buchwald, and a long list of others from the fields of politics, education and entertainment. 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 6143

$45
This lot includes the group of approximately 30 excised pages from several volumes discussing the Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). The maps show the geography of various attacks and approaches to various cities. 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 6144

$15
Title: Color Slide Program of the Great Masters
Author: Multiple Authors
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Printing Year: 1967-1971
Number of Volumes: Complete 16-volume set

Notes: Tightly bound with bright gilt embossing on front boards and spines, this set is a scarce collection of information and analysis on each featured artist. The books are highlighted by twenty color slides for each artist. Artists represented in this collection include Gauguin, Degas, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Renoir, Da Vinci, Goya, Van Gogh and Picasso, among others. Each volume features a number of both color, and black-and-white illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 9 3/4" x 11 1/4".

 
Lot 6145

$100
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover topics relating to the state of New York. The volumes feature coverage of the Adirondacks, Saratoga, Niagara Falls, rivers and lakes, among other feature of New York. Many of the volumes are large, featuring numerous photographs in color. 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 6146

$40
Title: Between the Acts
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
Printing Year: 1941

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing along its spine, this volume is Woolf's last (posthumously published) novel. From the dust jacket: "This new work of prose fiction by the late Mrs. Woolf is a literary event of the first importance. It was completely written, though not completely revised, at the time of her death, and has been prepared for press by Mr. Leonard Woolf. The scene is an English village, and the action takes place on a single summer's day when the local pageant is produced."

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 dust jacket shows some discoloration along the spine, its front and back, and has one small (1/2" tear near the upper edge of its back side). The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 219 pages.

 
Lot 6147

$10
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, golfing, landscapes, 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 6148

$10
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage magazines shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a number of different titles from a wide range of issue dates. The lot includes issues of Natural History Magazine, National Geographic and The Mentor, among others. The issues feature printing dates that include 1923, 1914, 1898 and 1962, among many others. Topics include literature, politics, nature, natural history and current events, among others.

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 6149

$25
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes books that feature decorative spines and front boards the feature gilt embossing, while other volumes have brightly colored illustrated front boards. Some books contain foldout illustrations such as maps. Included in the lot is a four-volume set of Maurice Sendak's Nutshell Library. 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 6150

$70
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Kathleen Atkins Wilson
Medium: Mixed media watercolor resist
Year: 1990
Dimensions: Print measures 20" by 26"

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

Wilson's explanation of this piece: "The talents of the dressmaker eloquently define this women's [sic] sense of well being and prosperity. Her self esteem is echoed in the quiet purring of Chi-Chi, her leopardess." This print is one of 900 copies. It is signed and dated by the artist in the lower right corner (affixed with an artist's seal as evidence), titled in the lower center and numbered 702/900 by the artist in the lower left 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 6151

$40
This lot includes the group of approximately 50 excised pages from antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of the pieces in this lot are portraits from the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries. 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 6152

$15
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot offers a variety of antique and vintage humor books. 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 6153

$10
This lot includes the group of pamphlets shown in the corresponding image(s). These pamphlets include various reports from the US Army, Navy and Marines. 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.
 
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