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Lot 6001

$150

Details: Three official documents from the Civil War, all containing notices of officer's command appointments, comprise this ephemera lot. All concern regiments from the state of New York and are printed on thick vellum with official seals. The appointments are all for Emerson Relding and include assignments to Second Lieutenant of the 141st Regiment (May 3, 1862), First Lieutenant of the 141st Regiment of infantry (May 11, 1863), and Quartermaster First Lieutenant of the 141st Regiment (August 24, 1863).
Condition / Notes: Vellum endures the passage of time remarkably well, so these documents are in excellent condition.
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Lot 6002

$1,500

Details: This lot features the pleasing antique federal wooden card or gaming table shown in the corresponding images. This table dates from approximately 1790 and features detailed, decorative bright wood inlay and brass hardware. The round top opens to rest on the rear legs which swivel on wooden hinges around iron dowels, to approximately 75 degrees. Four protruding biscuit guides bring the two halves into alignment when the table is opened. The four Hepplewhite-style legs have a tapered, square design, wrapped approximately 3” from the floor with sleeves topped by blond moldings. The arched frame of the table is comprised of multiple staves, stacked three-high, and connect at the corners in tongue-in-groove construction. This table measures 40.25” in diameter and stands 28.75”tall.

Condition / Notes: This piece shows beautifully with original components. The inlay is 99% intact and complete, only very small, sporadic sections show age or loss and there are a few scattered fissures to the veneer around the frame. The opened table surface shows well with good finish and a few marks and light scratches. Two pieces of molding pieces on the top of one of the sleeves are lacking and there appears to have been some adhesive reinforcing to some sections of the veneer, along the bottom edge of the frame. This work was capably and tastefully executed. Two original square nails to the bottom cross brace have been replaced with pairs of nails flanking the original apertures and the top shows some very slight warping. This is a very handsome and well tended example of one of these attractive, early American tables.
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Lot 6003

$45

Details: This lot includes the five pieces of original Confederate currency shown in the corresponding images.
Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear, as shown.
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Lot 6004

$70

Details: This bronze sculpture by the Italian artist Mario Carrese dates from 1964, in a style reflecting the influence of Alberto Giacometti's mid-century existentialist works. With its black marble base, it is 16-1/2" high.

The sculpture is shown in the corresponding images. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this artwork, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This piece is in excellent, undamaged condition.
 
Lot 6005

$70

Title: The Letters and Poems of John Keats
Author: John Keats
Editor: Johnathan Gilmer Speed
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
City: New York
Year: 1883
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work, inscribed by the editor at the top of title page of each volume. Inscription reads "To Mr. K. Souther (?) from / his sincere friend the Editor." This is number 22 of 279.

Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spines. Front board of third volume is detached. Remaining volumes are soundly bound. Books show external wear, with chopping and minor loss of material at ends of spines. Minor loss also visible at outside corners. Rubbing can be seen at edges of spine and at edges of covers. Interiors are remarkably clean and bright. Set is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits of the author.
 
Lot 6006

$55

Title: A Selection of Irish Melodies with Symphonies and Accompaniments by Sir John Stevenson Mus. Doc. and Characteristic Words by Thomas Moore Esq. r
Author: Thomas Moore - Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer." He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Anacreon Moore.
Publisher: J. Power's Music & Instrument Warehouse
City: London
Year: 1808-1821
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 10" Height: 14"
Condition / Notes: This is a rare collection of the first 8 installments of Moore's collection of Irish tunes, published from 1808 to 1821. Moore became best known for these "Irish Melodies" which were enormously popular containing songs such as "The Minstrel Boy," "The Last Rose of Summer" and "Oft, in the Stilly Night." Several examples of his music, such as "Farewell! But Whenever You Welcome the Hour" are available online.

These antique volumes are bound in quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards. Books show significant external wear, with detached boards and heavily chipped spines. Boards display rubbing and loss of material at several points. Leather plate with gilt lettering and decorative designs bearing the name "Miss Hunter of Blackness" appears on front covers. Previous owner signature can be seen on front pastedown of second volume. Pages show occasional light marginal foxing and marginal water markings can be seen at top of last pages of second volume. Illustrated with 8 title page vignettes with tissue guards and several full-page illustrations. Eight-page list of subscribers appears at the end of second volume.
 
Lot 6007

$130

Title: Les Estats empires, royaumes, et principautez du monde. Representez par description des pays, moeurs des habitans, richesses des provinces, les forces, le gouvernement, la religion & les princes qui ont gouverne chacun Estat. Avec l'origine de toutes les Religions, & de tous les chevaliers & ordres militaires
Author: Pierre Davity - French writer, historian and geographer, who authored early encyclopedias the history and geography of France and the world that contained no maps or illustrations. These works were quite popular and went through a number of editions.
Publisher: Adrien Quin & Jacques Cailloue
City: Rouen
Year: 1630
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1395 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full vellum. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and rubbing to covers. Fore edge of rear cover has small tear that extends into upper outside corner of rear pastedown. Binding is cracking at front hinge. Previous owners' names appear on title page. Pages display light foxing throughout. Occasional light soiling/staining also visible. Illustrated with elaborate frontispiece engraving and vignettes.
 
Lot 6008

$130

Details: This signed, sculptural bowl exemplifies the studio art glass movement, which re-imagines the use of glass in innovative or purely aesthetic ways. Colorful swirls in shades of royal blue, lemon yellow, golden orange, and eggplant illuminate the interior, while the clear glass shell of the bowl's exterior is lively with flecks of silver leaf. The bowl stands 6-1/2" high, and is 11-1/2" long and 9" wide. The artist signed it, but the signature is difficult to read. The bowl is shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This bowl is in pristine condition.
 
Lot 6009

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of antique original zoological lithographs shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the items in this collection are images of insects, fish, cats, shells, buffalo, horses and frogs. A number of these engravings are taken from Sir William Jardine's "The Naturalist's Library" (1838-50). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Matted engravings are well preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are bright. An intaglio print of a wild cat (circa 1813) shows foxing. Lithographs are otherwise in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6010

$375

Details: Manufactured by Lladro of Spain, this commanding porcelain sculpture is titled "Two Horses." It measures 14" long, 10" wide, and 16" high. First issued in 1969, this piece was retired in 1989. Accompanying the sculpture is the a Krause Publications 256-page, second edition "Lladro Identification & Price Guide."

This item is shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This item is in immaculate condition.
 
Lot 6011

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of antique original lithographs shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the items in this collection are engravings taken from such periodicals as Harper's Weekly, Picturesque America and London Illustrated News. Among the images provided are scenes from the Old South, with views of such cities as Memphis, Nashville and Richmond, as well as the depiction of scenes at plantations and of harvest. Of particular note is an 1866 rendition of the French Market in New Orleans. A number of these pieces have been hand colored. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Professionally matted lithographs are well preserved in shrinkwrap.
 
Lot 6012

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique color lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains numerous images of a variety of subjects, with a preponderance of depictions of birds. Among the more notable are illustrations from an early view of Harlem "from the old Fort in the Central Park," and of East African weapons and tools. For more information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Lithographs are preserved in shrink-wrapped matting of archival quality. Colors are bright and fresh. The largest of these pieces measures approximately 15" x 12", the smaller ones 12" x 9".
 
Lot 6013

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique international currency shown in the corresponding image. This material is mostly from China and Japan, with paper money from Colombia and Haiti also. A number of bills are U.S. military issue, bearing the designation "Military Payment Certificate."

The items offered in this lot came from the estate of a dedicated, career U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific theatre during World War Two and in Korea. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant and served in the Corps from 1939 to 1960 with the Second Tank Battalion under the Second Marine Division. During his time in service, he was stationed in a wide range of locations including Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Haiti, South America, Labrador, China (Peiping, Tsintao, and Shanghai), Hawaii, Midway, Samoa, Russel, Munda, Undunga, Bougainville, New Hebrides, Guam, South Korea, North Korea, and Japan.

Condition / Notes: 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 6014

$20

Title: The Christian Religion: A Series of Articles from The North American Review
Author: George P. Fisher, Jeremiah S. Black, Robert G. Ingersoll
Publisher: The North American Review
City: New York
Year: 1882
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 143 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Title pages shows heavy foxing. Aside from pages adjacent to title page, interior shows only occasional light foxing.
 
Lot 6015

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1896: Registers of the Third and Fourth Artillery in the War of the Rebellion" (Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1897) and "Gazetteer of the State of New York: Embracing a Comprehensive View of the Geography, Geology, and General History of the State, and a Complete History and Description of Every County, City, Town, Village, and Locality. With Full Tables of Statistics." (R. Pearsall Smith, 1860) by J. H. French. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: 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 6016

$45

Title: History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Period to 1850
Author: John W. De Forest
Publisher:
City: Hartford
Year: 1853
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvi/509 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine. Tearing appears at foot of spine, with minor loss of material at head of spine and along edges. Binding is sound. Fold-out frontispiece map of Connecticut in 1630 is intact. Interior displays sporadic light foxing throughout. Illustrated with engraved plates and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 6017

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literary titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the books in this collection are Maud Hart Lovelace's novel "The Black Angel" (The John Day Company, 1936) and a two-volume edition of Mark Twain's "Roughing It" (American Publishing Company, 1901). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6018

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique (tinted) lithographs and engravings shown in the corresponding image. The lithographs are from such sources as Harper's Weekly and "Picturesque America" (c1873). These works offer scenes and images from the nineteenth-century and early twentieth century. Among the most notable items are an etching by Maxime Lalanne of the Boulevard Montmartre in Paris (1884), two pieces by Cecil Alden (c. 1902), a plate from A. B. Frost's "A Book of Drawings" (1904) and W. Goodrich Beal's "On Gloucester Shore" (n.d.). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These matted prints are in excellent condition and well preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are bright. The three largest of these pieces measure approximately 20.25" x 15.75", the three smallest 8.25" x .10.25
 
Lot 6019

$25

Title: The Story of the Indian
Author: George Bird Grinnell - George Bird Grinnell was an American anthropologist, historian, naturalist, and writer. Grinnell was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in 1870 and a Ph.D. in 1880. Originally specializing in zoology, he became a prominent early conservationist and student of Native American life. Grinnell has been recognized for his influence on public opinion and work on legislation to preserve the American buffalo.

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1909
Binding Style:
Width: 0" Height: 0"
Book Details: Antique volume is bound in light brown cloth with bright stamped silver lettering to spine and front cover, with additional black lettering and motifs. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with fold-out and photographic plates.
 
Lot 6020

$60

Book Details: This collection of antique children's books dates from the early years of the 20th century. Authors and illustrators include Arthur Scott Bailey and J.M. Conde, and J.M. Barrie and Arthur Rackham.

This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. One illustration in "Prince Dande Lion" by May Gibbs has a smear of crayon across it.
 
Lot 6021

$100

Details: Three antique postcard albums comprise this lot, although one lacks its cover, and is merely a sheaf of pages. Two of these albums are quite full; one is completely empty. Postcards therein date from the first two decades of the 20th century, and show a wide variety of scenes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These cards are in generally good condition with some age and wear indications. Most have been used; others have not.
 
Lot 6022

$40

Details: This collection of estate ephemera features a framed photograph by the late George Santillo, a professional photographer from Maine. Also included are vintage playing cards, vintage and antique French and English postcards (some real photo), a 1929 fair souvenir potholder, decks of playing cards, several 1950s booklets about refrigeration and motors, and WWII-vintage pamphlets on infant care and home economics.

This lot includes the group of items shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This material isin generally good condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6023

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of eleven fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern 20th century American art. Artists represented include Rivers, Stella, Franzheim, Stix, Louis, Sloane, and Phillips.. The books are shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Ten of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets, most of which show wear around the edges. All books are in very good condition.
 
Lot 6024

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique colored ornithological lithographs shown in the corresponding image. Among the plates in this collection are images of the dorking fowl, frizzled fowl, duckwing, bolton bays, jungle fowl, silver hamburg, and various bantams. These engravings are from Sir William Jardine's "The Naturalist's Library" (c. 1838-1850) and other 19th-century publications. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Matted engravings are well preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are bright. All but one of these pieces measures approximately 14" x 11.5". Smaller piece measures approximately 10.25" x12.25".
 
Lot 6025

$60

Title: Histoire generale des voyages ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyage par mer et par terre, qui ont ete publiees jusqu'a present dans les differentes Langues de toutes les Nations connues: contenant ce qu'il ya de plus remarquable; de plus utile et de mieux avere dans les pays ou les voyageurs ont penetre: avec les moeurs des habitans; la religion, les usages, arts, sciences; commerce, manufactures, &c pour former un systeme complet d'Histoire et de Geographie moderne, qui represente l'etat actuel de toutes les Nations. Tome Trente-Sixieme
Author: Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles - Antoine Francois Prevost, usually known simply as the Abbe Prevost, was a French author and novelist.

He took his vows at Jumièges in 1721 after a year's novitiate, and in 1726 took priest's orders at St Germer de Flaix. He spent seven years in various houses of the order, teaching, preaching and studying. In 1728 he was at the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, where he was engaged on the Gallia Christiana, the learned work undertaken by the monks in continuation of the works of Denys de Sainte-Marthe, who had been a member of their order. His restless spirit made him seek from the Pope a transfer to the easier rule of Cluny; but he left the abbey without leave (1728), and, learning that his superiors had obtained a lettre de cachet against him, fled to England.

In London he acquired a wide knowledge of English history and literature, as can be seen in his writings. Before leaving the Benedictines Prevost had begun perhaps his most famous novel, "Memoires et aventures d’un homme de qualite qui s’est retire du monde," the first four volumes of which were published in Paris in 1728, and two years later at Amsterdam. In 1729 he left England for the Netherlands, where he began to publish (Utrecht, 1731) a novel, the material of which, at least, had been gathered in London "Le Philosophe anglais, ou Histoire de Monsieur Cleveland, fils naturel de Cromwell, ecrite par lui-meme, et traduite de l'anglais" (Paris 1731-1739, 8 vols., but most of the existing sets are partly Paris and partly Utrecht). A spurious fifth volume (Utrecht, 1734) contained attacks on the Jesuits, and an English translation of the whole appeared in 1734.

Meanwhile, during his residence at the Hague, he engaged on a translation of De Thou's "Historia," and, relying on the popularity of his first book, published at Amsterdam a Suite in three volumes, forming volumes v, vi, and vii of the original "Memoires et aventures d’un homme de qualite." The seventh volume contained the famous Manon Lescaut, separately published in Paris in 1731 as "Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut." The book was eagerly read, chiefly in pirated copies, being forbidden in France. In 1733 he left the Hague for London in company with a lady whose character, according to Prévost's enemies, was doubtful. In London he edited a weekly gazette on the model of Joseph Addison's Spectator, Le Pour et contre, which he continued to produce, with short intervals, until 1740.

In the autumn of 1734 Prévost was reconciled with the Benedictines, and, returning to France, was received in the Benedictine monastery of La Croix-Saint-Leufroy in the diocese of Évreux to pass through a new, though brief, novitiate. In 1735 he was dispensed from residence in a monastery by becoming almoner to the Prince de Conti, and in 1754 obtained the priory of St Georges de Gesnes. He continued to produce novels and translations from the English, and, with the exception of a brief exile (1741-1742) spent in Brussels and Frankfurt, he resided for the most part at Chantilly until his death, which took place suddenly while he was walking in the neighboring woods. The cause of his death, the rupture of an aneurysm, is all that is definitely known. Stories of crime and disaster were related of Prévost by his enemies, and diligently repeated, but appear to be apocryphal.

Publisher: Didot, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1751
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 4 pages of "avertissement" plus 423 pages plus 1 page of notices to binder
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt ornamental designs to spine. Book lacks spine labels and shows moderate shelfwear. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges of text block tinted red. Blank pages at ends of volume display faint marginal staining. Occasional foxing can be seen on pages. Illustrated with vignettes and 7 well-preserved plates that include a fold-out map of Pondichert and 6 full-page engravings.
 
Lot 6026

$25

Details: This large ephemera lot consists of approximately 85 pieces of vintage sheet music from the 1920s and 1930s. Most have colorful, decorative covers, and offer transcriptions of hit songs such as "Happy Days are Here Again" and "When You're Smiling." Top performers and stars of the period are featured, such as Rudy Vallee, Shirley Temple, Clara Bow, Ramon Novarro, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, and Al Jolson. Also featured are popular composers and musicians, such as Paul Whiteman and Irving Berlin.
Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in generally good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, such as worn covers. A few have detached covers. Please note that the lot has a slight mildewed odor.
 
Lot 6027

$130

Title: Foster Hall Reproductions: Songs, Compositions and Arrangements
Author: Stephen Collins Foster - Stephen Collins Foster, known as the "father of American music," was the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the 19th century. His songs - such as "Oh! Susanna", "Camptown Races," "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "Hard Times Come Again No More," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Old Black Joe," "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," and "Beautiful Dreamer" - remain popular over 150 years after he composed them.
Publisher: Privately printed by Josiah Kirby Lilly
City: Indianapolis
Year: 1933
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Book Details: "The Foster Hall reproductions ... include an even two hundred discovered Foster songs and compositions, to which are added all known arrangements of his own work and also his arrangements of the work of others."--Foreword.

Appearing in three large protective cases, this antique set showcasing the work of Stephen Collins Foster, from Foster Hall Reproductions, includes "an even two hundred discovered Foster songs and compositions, to which are added all known arrangements of his own work and also his arrangements of the work of others." (Foreword).

Originally, these sets were never available for sale, and were presented to select libraries free of charge. The work is presented in individual pieces of sheet music, each featuring illustrated covers. The foreword states that 1,000 copies were produced.

From the description provided by Josiah Kirby Lilly: "One thousand sets requiring eight tons of especially made rag paper ... Three thousand slipcases, and one thousand steel cabinets, have been produced and are being placed in libraries... to be kept in the reference department ... "

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this massive work in three clothbound slipcases preserved in a metal case. This is set number 716 of 1,000.

Slipcases are bound in brown cloth, with stamped lettering to spines. Cases show light external wear. Cases measure approximately 11" x 14.5". Steel unit, with wear to feet, displays no scratches or dents and measures approximately 14.75" x 11" x 12".  Contains 203 well-preserved reproductions of sheet music.

Booklet containing various indices (title, author, publisher, dedication, first line, classified and chronology) is also well preserved. Large pamphlet with set of photos also present, showing small tears and creasing at edges.

Original signed typed letter from Josiah K. Lilly, dated April 11, 1934, to library receiving this set is laid in, as is the later "Notice to the librarian," dated August 8, 1938. Numbers 8 through 10 of the Foster Hall Bulletin are also present.
 
Lot 6028

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of Asian art shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a 1973 publication entitled "The Silk Road: Fabrics from the Han to the T'ang Dynated," edited by the Museum of the Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region and "the Group in Charge of the Exhibition of Cultural Relics." Text is in Chinese, with translation of introduction (apparently in large-format Chinese-language booklet laid in)and contents on laid-in sheet (2 copies). Book is preserved in cardboard slipcase.

The second item in this group is a matted erotic woodblock print entitled "Kagurazaka in Edo" from the series "Assortment of Famous Things." The phrase "Famous for Egg Tofu" follows title. Matted printed measures approximately 10.25" x 13.25".

Condition / Notes: Book and print are in excellent condition. Cardboard slipcase shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 6029

$15

Book Details: Antique popular novels comprise this lot, some with decorative covers. Included is "Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6030

$70

Book Details: Classic literature is prominent in this large shelf lot of antique books. Multi-volume sets of the works of Charles Dickens (21 titles), Wilkie Collins (20 titles) and Alexandre Dumas (3 titles) are offered, along with miscellaneous fiction, such as "King Solomon's Mines" by H. Rider Haggard and other titles.

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

Condition / Notes: 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. The sets of Dickens, Collins, and Dumas are in very good condition.
 
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