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Lot 6269

$140
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl - Dated 1964 by Alfred A. Knopf - This volume, illustrated by Joseph Schindelman is a first edition of the Dahl classic.
- From May to Christmas at Thorne Hill by Mrs. D. P. Sanford - Dated 1882 by E. P. Dutton and Company - This volume features a number of illustrations and bright gilt embossing along the edges of the text block and the spine, and on the front board.
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville - Dated 1931 by The John C. Winston Company - This volume is illustrated by Anton Otto Fischer, and features a brightly colored illustration on the front board, and another as a frontispiece.
- Heidi by Johanna Spyri - Dated 1922 by David McKay Company - This edition is illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith and features a brightly-colored illustration on its front board.
- Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson - Dated 1921 by Harper and Brothers - This edition features over one hundred illustrations and decorations by Louis Rhead, including a brightly colored frontispiece, and a brightly colored pictorial front board.

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

 
Lot 6270

$70
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a number of antique and vintage children's books. Titles include Swiss Family Robinson, Little Women, The Jungle of Tonza Mara, and Robin Hood, among others. The books feature illustrations, some vibrantly colored and others in black and white. All of the books feature pictorial, eye-catching 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 6271

$60
This lot includes the group of approximately 50 prints shown in the corresponding image(s). The pieces in this lot include approximately 30 excised pages from The Tour of Doctor Syntax In Search of the Pictureque, published 1812; about 10 pieces of medical-related caricatures from an unknown volume and seven pieces from the Mead Sales Company in the 1950s of artists' renderings of Paul Bunyan for a magazine advertising campaign. The Mead Company used the prints were in magazine advertisements and mailed out the prints in paper frames to various individuals on a mailing list. The pieces in this lot were created by Henry C. Pitz and Hutton. 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 6272

$25
This lot includes the group of antique world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover a variety of topics including Napoleon, Lord Chesterfield, Rome, Britain and Lawrence of Arabia, among others. These books were part of the personal collection of Robert E. White, Jr. Mr. White was a former editor and publisher at the Oxford Press, and a long-time theater reviewer of local, regional, national and international productions, with emphasis on Cincinnati, New York City and London. This collection represents the many noted performers Mr. White met, interviewed and knew throughout his career, with a number of autographed and original pieces.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

 
Lot 6273

$45
This lot includes the group of pamphlets on the American Revolution shown in the corresponding image(s). These pamphlets include various reports on the heroes, soldiers, deaths, and veterans of the War 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 6274

$55
This lot includes the Josef Hofmann-signed piece in the corresponding image. Josef Casimir Hofmann (1876 – 1957) was a Polish-American virtuoso pianist, composer, music teacher, and inventor. Josef Hofmann was born in Podgórze, Austria-Hungary, (now Poland) in 1876. His father was the composer, conductor and pianist Kazimierz Hofmann, and his mother the singer Matylda Pindelska. A child prodigy, he gave a debut recital in Warsaw at the age of 5, and a long series of concerts throughout Europe and Scandinavia, culminating in a series of concerts in America in 1887-88 that elicited comparisons with young Mozart and young Mendelssohn. Anton Rubinstein took Hofmann as his only private student in 1892 and arranged the debut of his pupil in Hamburg, Germany in 1894. Hofmann toured and performed extensively over the next 50 years as one of the most celebrated pianists of the era. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.com.)

This item features a framed photograph, matted along with Hofmann's signature on a piece of paper. The cardboard backing of the frame is separating from the frame itself, and the matting has evidence of cracking in four places. None of these signs of aging affect the photograph or the signature. Hofmann has the signed the paper, "Josef Hofmann, New York, 9/3 1905." The item measures approximately 18" by 10". 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 6275

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles about and signed by Paul Cadmus:

- Paul Cadmus, Yesterday & Today by Philip Eliasoph - Dated 1981 by Miami University Art Museum - Signed on the front fly-leaf, under the picture of Cadmus "to Alice - Many good wishes and many thanks. Paul Cadmus Sept 1981."
- Paul Cadmus by Lincoln Kirstein - Dated 1992 by Pomegranate Artbooks - Signed on the title page by Paul Cadmus. In wrappers.
- Paul Cadmus by Lincoln Kirstein - Dated 1984 by Imago Print - Signed on the front free endpaper "with gratitude and best wishes to Bob from Paul" and signed by Lincoln Kirstein. In paper-covered boards with dust jacket.

Paul Cadmus (December 17, 1904 – December 12, 1999) was an American artist. He is best known for his paintings and drawings of nude male figures. His works combined elements of eroticism and social critique to produce a style often called magic realism. He painted with egg tempera, a medium which had been associated with Greek icons. (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.
Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6276

$40
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 25" by 21", with borders 28" by 24"

Details/Condition: This print features the "Giraffes at Sunset," 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: "I had, time after time, watched the progression across the plain of the Giraffe, in their queer, inimitable, vegetative gracefulness, as if it were not a herd of animals, but a family of rare, long-stemmed gigantic flowers slowly advancing." This print is one of 1500 copies. It is signed and numbered 71/1500 by the artist (affixed with artist's seal as evidence) in the lower left corner. 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 6277

$35
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): the military, patriotism, politics and World War I, including pieces by Irving Berlin. There are approximately 35 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 6278

$40
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 that pertain to Christmas. There are multiple copies of multiple titles within 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 6279

$110
Title: The Great Book of Magical Art, Hindu Magic and East Indian Occultism and the Book of Secret Hindu, Ceremonial, and Talismanic Magic
Author: L. W. de Laurence
Publisher: The de Laurence Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1936

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in maroon and black marbled cloth with gilt embossing, this vintage volume is a scarce piece on the magic and occultism of India. This volume contains many illustrations and photographs at the beginning and half-way through the volume.

L. W. de Laurence (full name Lauron William de Laurence) was an American author and publisher on occult and spiritual topics. He was born in 1868 and died on 11 September 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA at the age of 68. His publishing company (De Laurence, Scott & Co.) and spiritual supply mail order house was located in Chicago, Illinois. Although he is mocked and reviled among modern occultists for his plagiarism (or, more properly, book-pirating) of the Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite, he also wrote his own works, including The Master Key, and The Great Book of Hindu Magic. In addition, he is believed to have co-written some books with his fellow Chicago resident, the prolific New Thought and yoga author William Walker Atkinson. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows beautifully, with very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10.5" and contains 635 pages.

 
Lot 6280

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of Karl Baedeker's travel handbooks shown in the corresponding image(s). Verlag Karl Baedeker was a Germany-based publisher and pioneer in the business of worldwide travel guides. The guides, often referred as simply "Baedekers" (sometimes the term is used about similar works from other publishers, or in reference to any kind of guide), contain important introductions, descriptions of buildings, of museum collections, etc., written by the best specialists, and are frequently revised in order to be up to date. For the convenience of travelers, they are in a handy format and in small print. (Courtesy of Wikipedia).

These volumes include the following locations: Southern Italy and Sicily (1912), Northern Italy (1903), Belgium and Holland (1910), Berlin (1903) and Germany (1907). The volumes are bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing on the front boards. All volumes feature maps, including foldout maps, some as endpapers. 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 6281

$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): Americana. There are approximately 20 individual music pieces in this lot that feature states such as Ohio, Georgia, Miami and Tennessee, 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 6282

$140
This lot includes the group of photography-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes antique photographs, tintypes, stereoviews, cabinet cards, a European travel album and a variety of other photography-related items. Some of images include the "last known photograph of Gen. Grant" taken four days before his death; an image of a man in a casket; and stereoviews of Box Canyon, Colorado, 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 6283

$10
This lot includes the two paintings on canvas shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces include an unframed scene of a town square, with people walking among buildings and flowers, signed Burnett; and a framed painting of a boat, with the sunlight reflecting on the water, signed M. Kersten. 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 6284

$90
Title: The Seven Lamps of Architecture
Author: John Ruskin
Publisher: Smith, Elder, and Co.
Printing Year: 1849

Condition/Details: Bound in a dark green leather with bright gilt embossing on the front and rear boards, and spine, this volume also features raised spine bands and a decorative embossed pattern on the inside edges of the boards which borders the endpapers. This antique volume is a scarce writing on architecture from John Ruskin. "John Ruskin (1819 – 1900) was an English art critic and social thinker, also remembered as a poet and artist. His essays on art and architecture were extremely influential in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Ruskin first came to widespread attention for his support for the work of J. M. W. Turner and his defense of naturalism in art." The work is illustrated with many drawings and etchings from Ruskin, and is complete with all of the original illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages that features gilt embossing along their edges. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 10" and contains 205 pages.

 
Lot 6285

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

Title: Poetry - A Magazine of Verse
Issue Dates: 1918-1924
Number of Issues: 14

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful paper front and rear covers, earlier issues being tan colored and later issues green with black lettering. This lot includes non-consecutive issues from 1918-1924, featuring poets such as Carl Sandburg and D.H. Lawrence, including several award winning poems. The set is not complete, but includes some important issues. The magazines show well, with some age/wear indications. They have been carefully stored in homemade, protective paper covers. Overall, the issues appear to be well bound, with some uncut pages throughout.

 
Lot 6286

$10
This lot includes the group of Daniel C. Blum ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes six books by Daniel Blum about the theatre and film. A seventh book, also about theatre, was owned by Blum, and features his signature inside the front cover. Also included in the lot is a passenger ticket receipt for Capital Airlines, and handwritten instructions to his housekeeper--including a grocery list. 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 6287

$25
This lot includes the group of approximately 50 prints and excised pages from antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Featured in this lot are two pieces of Lettie Lane paper dolls and two matted pages from Kate Greenaway's Under the Window. 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 matting and are ready for resale. This lot also includes several loose modern prints. 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 6288

$25
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on science fiction 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 6289

$35
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage President Lincoln ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine 1909 commemorative issue to Lincoln, The Mentor magazine's 1914 commemorative issue, and other writings on the life of Lincoln. 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 6290

$30
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Kathleen Atkins Wilson
Medium: Lithograph
Year: Undated
Dimensions: Print measures 22" by 27"

Details/Condition: This print of two women working a field, as a third cradles a child in her arms is by renowned artist Kathleen Atkins Wilson. The picture utilizes colors and motifs common to Wilson's work. 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."

The print is signed and numbered as an artist's proof (#2/100) by the artist (affixed with artist's seal as evidence) in the lower left corner. 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 6291

$800
Title: Done in the Open
Drawings by: Frederic Remington, with an introduction by Owen Wister
Publisher: R. H. Russell
Printing Year: 1902 Limited, artist-signed edition

Condition/Details: Bound in large, suede-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce limited, artist-signed collection of Western-themed drawings by Frederic Remington, with an introduction and verses by Owen Wister. This volume is number 119 of 250 signed copies. The drawings depict Native Americans, cowboys, hunters, and more. Frederic Sackrider Remington (October 4, 1861 – December 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U.S. Cavalry. (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, with the boards and spine detached from the text block and portions of the spine cover lacking. The text block contains age toned pages with some water markings and other spotting. Some pages are detached. The book measures approximately 11" x 16" and is unpaginated.

 
Lot 6292

$80
Title: The American Volunteer Motor-Ambulance Corps in France
Author: Henry James
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited
Printing Year: 1914

Condition/Details: Printed in gray paper covers, this antique volume is a scarce printing of Henry James' "Letter to the Editor of an American Journal." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 12 pages. The book is complete with its original envelope, which has the text "A Motor Ambulance in France by Henry James" on the front. Both the envelope and the volume are in outstanding condition and show little wear, with the exception of two very small holes (presumably staple holes) in the upper left corner of the printing.

 
Lot 6293

$55
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover the topics of sexuality and erotica. Many of the volumes feature photographs and illustrations. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6294

$20
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books of United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). These books cover subjects including: George Washington Carver, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, the Constitution and the Civil War, among others. These books were part of the personal collection of Robert E. White, Jr. Mr. White was a former editor and publisher at the Oxford Press, and a long-time theater reviewer of local, regional, national and international productions, with emphasis on Cincinnati, New York City and London. This collection represents the many noted performers Mr. White met, interviewed and knew throughout his career, with a number of autographed and original pieces.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

 
Lot 6295

$55
This lot includes the group of approximately 25 excised pages from atlases shown in the corresponding image(s). A majority of these maps are labeled as being by Johnson & Ward, Johnson's Cyclopedia, or A.J. Johnson. 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 6296

$25
This lot includes the group of technology-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This rare material includes a program to the 38th meeting of the Civic Forum, which was brought together to honor Alexander Graham Bell with the "Civic Forum Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service, on March 21, 1917. Part of the program that evening included poet Edwin Markham reading his poem "Alexander Graham Bell," which was written in honor of the inventor of the telephone. Also included in this lot is a signed copy of the poem which Markham read, and which also appears in the program printed for the special occasion. The signed poem is framed, and appears to have moisture marking near the lower section. Additionally, a short biography of Bell printed by AT&T is included. All together, these unique items form an impressive collection dedicated to the mind behind one of the most important inventions in history.

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 6297

$25
This lot includes the group of Chinese 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 a pair of Chinese round fans with inlay handles and Chinese characters. The fans show some wear, with small tears. Also in this lot is an antique book containing stunning original paintings on rice paper of birds and flowers on leaf shaped paper and of people in various scenarios. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6298

$20
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music pertaining to romance. There are multiple copies of multiple titles within 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 6299

$30
This lot features the following Boydell Shakespeare engraving:

Title: Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV. Scene I.
Painter: William Hamilton
Engraved by: Peter Simon
Year: 1790
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 29" by 24"

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

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

 
Lot 6300

$10
This lot includes the group of artwork from the collection of renowned artist Jason Seley shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection features the original artwork by Seley's wife, students and friends that he kept in his collection.

Artist Jason Seley (b.1918-d.1983) studied with Ossip Zadkine in New York from 1943-1945 at the Art Students League. From 1947-1949, he sculpted and taught in Haiti at Le Centre d'Art. He was the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship for sculpture, France 1949-50. While abroad, he traveled and saw the famous Andrea del Verrocchio COLLEONI, which influenced him in 1969-1971 to construct a replica made from automobile bumpers, his preferred medium. Seley taught at Hofstra College and NYU in the early 1960s and received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Cornell University in 1966. In 1969 he received the Guggenheim award for sculpture. Seley, who died in 1983, taught at Cornell University for many years and served as dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. (biography courtesy of www.askart.com) This lot is one of several Seley-related lots in our auction catalog.

Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.

 
Lot 6301

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The cookbooks in this lot represent culinary instructional books from years ago and 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 6302

$10
This lot includes the group of items from the famous sisters June Havoc and Gypsy Rose Lee shown in the corresponding image. This material includes two books by Havoc: Early Havoc and More Havoc. Also included is a copy of Havoc's play Marathon 33 and two signed pieces of paper, each inscribed with personal messages to Bob White. Additionally, the lot features two books about Gypsy Rose Lee, including her autobiography Gypsy and Gypsy and Me by Erik Lee Preminger. Havoc has signed the slips of paper in blue ink. The books and program are in good condition, showing some signs of wear to their dust jackets. 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 6303

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

Title: The Maine Bugle
Issue Dates: 1890s
Approximate Number of Issues: 13

Notes: These antique magazines provide a history of the "Men of Maine" who served in the "War of the Rebellion," with photographs of important men, sceneries, and more. The volumes are bound in two different paper wrappers, some in light yellow wrappers with black lettering and the others in mustard-colored wrappers with red or black lettering. The magazines do show wear, with chipping to the wrappers and pages, and some loose or detached wrappers. These volumes come from the library of a historical society.

 
Lot 6304

$150
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are a collection of antique and vintage literature. Titles include Canterbury Tales illustrated by Rockwell Kent, Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe and illustrated by Larry Clarke, a Heritage edition of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and The Seven Seas, 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 6305

$100
This lot includes the group of approximately 40 prints and excised pages from various antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These pages include several original antique engravings, spanning a variety of subjects. These pieces were amassed as part of the inventory of a printmaker. These pieces are shrink wrapped with a stiff board and are ready for resale. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6306

$250
This lot includes the group of music-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a large number of autographs from a wide range of musical celebrities. Among the personalities included are: Lawrence Welk, Percy Granger, Fred Waring, Mabel Mercer, Mary Williams and many, many more. 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.

 
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