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Lot 6277

$15

Details: This lot consists of over 100 wonderfully preserved editions of "The Rural New-Yorker," a weekly newspaper published in Rochester. These copies are from 1859 and 1860.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the 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. These items are in particularly good condition for 150 year-old newspapers.
 
Lot 6278

$55

Title: The Light Keepers: A Story of the United States Light-House Service
Author: James Otis
Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 347 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with black lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear, with some fading to white lighthouse design on spine. Binding is sound. Pages display sporadic light foxing to margins. Illustrated with 8 plates, mostly photographs of lighthouses.
 
Lot 6279

$25

Title: Herbert Pagani: Oeuvres, 1963/1986
Author:
Publisher: Spazio Skema S. R. L.
City: Rome
Year: 1986
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 191 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 13.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in half black cloth, with marbled paper-covered boards and stamped white lettering to spine. Paper title label appears on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with reproductions and photographs by Philippe Fresco et al.  Trilingual in Italian, French and English. Contains contributions by Louis Aragon and Jacques Attali.
 
Lot 6280

$50

Details: This lot includes the pair of oil paintings by Mary Creamer shown in the corresponding image(s). Each floral still life is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. One of these paintings has oriental motifs, with a small figurine in traditional dress stands next to dogwood. The larger of these works measures approximately 16.25" x 28.5", the smaller piece 17" x 19". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Both paintings are well preserved in ornate frames that show light wear.
 
Lot 6281

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on French shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Joseph Lacasse par lui-meme" (Fonds Mercator, 1974, in slipcase) and "Jean-Pierre Raynaud: La maison" (Editions du Regard, 1988), with inscription by the artist on half title page. 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 6282

$25

Title: The Works of Frederick Schiller
Author: Friedrich Schiller -
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish works he left as sketches. This relationship and these discussions led to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on "Xenien," a collection of short satirical poems in which both Schiller and Goethe challenge opponents to their philosophical vision.
Publisher: Harvard Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1895
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 7 Complete: No
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique set has been rebound in brown cloth, with bright gilt lettering and ruling to spines. These volumes are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6283

$60

Title: The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora, 1779
Author: John McKay, Ron Coleman
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1992
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title is the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photographs.

Please note that this lot contains24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. Half of these books still in shrink wrap
 
Lot 6284

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique color lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains numerous nineteenth-century images of cities, towns, landscapes and sites in North America. Among the more notable are illustrations of the construction of the Capitol building in Washington D.C. in the 1860's and of a moouse hunt (dated 1854). 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 12.25", the smaller ones 12.25" x 9".
 
Lot 6285

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Christopher Wool: Cats in Bag, Bags in River" (Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, 1991) and "Sam Francis: Paintings, 1947-1972" (Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1972). 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 6286

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of 60 Modern Library titles shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains such canonical authors as Steinbeck, Faulkner, Styron, Woolf, Austen, Kafka, Updike, and anthologies devoted to Irish literature, Restoration Plays, and the world's great operas. 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.
Condition / Notes: All well-preserved volumes have dust jackets preserved in mylar.
 
Lot 6287

$110

Title: Natura morta
Artist: Mario Bucci
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1964
Width: 37.5" Height: 28.0"
Art Notes: Still life with fruit on table.
Condition: Painting shows moisture markings to fabric-covered inner frame. Outside wooden frame shows light wear.
 
Lot 6288

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literary titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the books in this collection are Samuel Lover's "Handy Andy" (The Phoenix Publishing Company, 1892) and Leonid Andreyev's "The Sorrows of Belgium: A Play in Six Scenes" (Macmillan, 1915), translated by Herman Bernstein. 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 6289

$100

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 Quarantieme
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 neighbouring 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: 1752
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 424 pages plus 3 pages of notices for printer and 5 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: This is volume 40 of the monumental work undertaken initially by A.F. Prevost, and continued by A.G. Meusnier de Querlon, and others.  This volume contains texts relating to Japan.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt-lettered labels and gilt ornamental designs to spine. Book shows moderate shelfwear. Top spine label has detached and is laid in. 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 three fold-out plates. This volume contains a fold-out map of Japan (measuring approximately 13.5" x 10.5") at front of volume that displays minor loss at its center.
 
Lot 6290

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this collection have Western and Native American themes. Among these titles are a 1967 edition of "Emigres in the Wilderness" (Ira J. Friedman, Inc.), signed by author T. Wood Clarke, and "Redskin and Cow-Boy: A Tale of the Western Plains" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891). 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 6291

$375

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 Quarante-Deuxieme
Author:
Publisher: Didot, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1753
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 381 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt-lettered labels and ornamental designs to spine. Book 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. Sporadic light foxing can be seen on pages. Illustrated with vignettes and 3 well-preserved plates that include a fold-out map of Australia (measuring approximately 12.5" x 10.25") and 2 full-page engravings depicting flora of "New Holland."
 
Lot 6292

$70

Details: The lot consists of hundreds of slides and reels of movie film from the 1950s reflecting the collector’s military service in the Marine Corps. Included are scenes from Korea, Japan, Hawaii, military installations such as Quantico, Camp LeJeune, Camp Barrett, and Andrews Air Force base. Some shots show flame throwers in action and M48 tanks firing. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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: Individual slides and movie reels have not been scrutinized, but all have been carefully preserved in their original boxes, and appear to be in good condition.
 
Lot 6293

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume set entitled "L'oeuvre lithographique de Roland Oudot, 1930-1958/1958-1973" (La Bibliotheque des Arts, 1972/1974) by Francois Daulte and ""Catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre grave et lithographie de A.-E. Yersin" (Francoise Simecek et la Fondation William Cuendet & Atelier de Saint-Prex, 1983). 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 6294

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of New York state-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material.consists of framed antique color lithographs of Ballston and Saratoga Springs, a framed engraving depicting the capitulation oof Burgoyne at Saratoga (caption in French) and a number of items relating to the Hudson RIver, including an 1886 broadside for the People's Line of Hudson river steamers. There is also a guide to the New York World's Fair of 1939. 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.
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 6295

$30

Title: William Frederick's (1874) Scale Journey: A Scratchbuilder's Evolutionary Development
Author: Antonio Mendez C.
Editor: Scottie Dayton
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: The author tells his journey into scratch building when he was younger & sailing his first ship "The Rebel". From there he describes building "William Frederick" a three-masted coastal schooner launched in 1874.
Condition / Notes: Book is bound in illustrated laminated boards. Volume is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 22 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are in original shrink wrap.
 
Lot 6296

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique color lithographs shown in the corresponding image. The botanical plates that make up this collection date from the nineteenth century. A number are taken from "Wild Flowers of America" (G. H. Buck, c.1894). Others come from "Floracultural Cabinet" (1833-59), "Flora Medica" (Callow and Wilson, 1829), E. J. Lowe's "Beautiful Leaved Plants" (Bell and Daldy, 1872), Thomas Nuttall's "The North American Sylvia" (1842-65), "The New Practical Gardener, the Modern Horticulturalist" (William Mackenzie, 1875), and "The Botanical Register" (1816-26). A number of the engravings have detached pages with nomenclature and description laid in. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Engravings are preserved in archival-quality matting. Colors are bright and fresh. Two of these pieces show foxing on plates, a third has smudging at bottom edge of matting. Engravings are otherwise in excellent condition. The largest of these matted engravings measures approximately 15" x 17.5" and the smallest 9" x 12".
 
Lot 6297

$60

Title: Evening Amusements for Every One: A Collection of Mirthful Games, Parlour Pastimes, Shadow Plays, Magic, Conjuring, Card Tricks, Chemical Surprises, Fireworks, Forfeits, &c.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Frederick D'Arros Planche
Publisher: Henry T. Coates & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: circa 1896
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 282 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine and stamped red lettering to front cover. Pictorial designs depicting leaves with red acorns can be seen on spine and front cover. Color pastedown has minor chipping. Minor loss of material can also be seen at ends of spine and corners. Binding is beginning to separate at title page. Small stain to fore edge. Pages display occasional light pencil markings. Numerous textual illustrations by George Cruikshank et al.
 
Lot 6298

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of unusual vintage and contemporary fiction, all of which are signed by their authors. Thomas Disch wrote two of the novels; Stephen Marlowe's well-received novel about Edgar Allen Poe is also included. Older offerings include a copy of "Grotesques" by G.L. Van Roosbroeck, a volume of poetry by David Ray, and "The Golden Wind," by Takashi Ohta & Margaret Perry. 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. The three Disch & Marlowe volumes are in excellent condition with their dust-jackets.
 
Lot 6299

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literary titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the books in this collection are "East and West: A Story of New-Born Ohio" (Cassell Publishing Company, 1892) by Edward E. Hale, and "The Gathering of Brother Hilarius" (Duckworth, 1929) by Michael Fairless, in dust jacket. 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 6300

$40

Details: This lot features the following group of antique New York Observer newspaper issues from the nineteenth century. There are approximately 50 issues.
Condition / Notes: Most of the newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, small tears, foxing, etc.
 
Lot 6301

$45

Details: This large broadside advertises a wrestling match in Keene, NH in the early years of the 20th century. In addition to the "Boy Appolo" [sic] and the "Praying Turk," the show featured "Samson the Wrestling Bear," and participants from St. Louis and Georgia.

The framed broadside measures 16-1/2" x 24-1/2", and 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: The paper is stained and torn, but is well protected inside its frame, which is in very good condition.
 
Lot 6302

$30

Book Details: This large and widely varied book shelf lot features vintage and antique children's literature (e.g., "Tom Brown's School Days") and reference works, many of which are decorative. Also included is a dust-jacketed copy of one of Ruth Webb Lee's works in very good condition, a early 1940s book of medical advice on pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care, and a 1950s photo book on oil riggers.

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, most of these are in generally good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. In particular, some of the antique reference books show considerable damage to their bindings.
 
Lot 6303

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Gordon Stables' "Stanley Grahame: Boy and Man. A Tale of the Dark Continent" ((Edgewood Publishing Company, n.d.) and Amye Reade's "Slaves of Sawdust" (Hovendon Company, 1892). 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 6304

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of 60 Modern Library titles shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains such canonical authors as Freud, Washington Irving, Defoe, Hammett, Emily Dickinson, Swift, and anthologies devoted to American poetry, Oriental thought, Italian short stories and modern American theater. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: All well-preserved volumes have dust jackets preserved in mylar.
 
Lot 6305

$10

Details: This lot features the following pair of antique newspaper issues of The New York Herald and the New-England Palladium. The former dates from May 27, 1863, and features news and maps relating to the Battle of Vicksburg, as well as other information relating to the American Civil War, while the latter is dated November 13, 1803, and contains debate in the U. S. Congress on the Louisiana Purchase. The New York paper is made up of two pages, the New England paper contains four pages.

Condition / Notes: The issue of the New England Palladium shows a small tear to lower right corner of first sheet, with minor loss of text, and faint water marking at the mid-section of the right side of the same. Issue of the New York Herald displays tear along one half of horizontal fold at mid-section, with minor loss of text and a small portion of one of the maps. Light foxing is also visible.
 
Lot 6306

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique hand-tinted engravings of fruit and foliage shown in the corresponding image. These botanical prints are taken from a variety of sources, including "Beautiful Leaved Plantes" (1872) by E. J. Lowe, Thomas Nuttall's "The North American Sylvia" (1842-65), "Conversations on Botany" (1834), "Flora Medica" (Callow and Wilson, 1829) and James Anderson's "The New Practical Gardener and Modern Horticulturalist" (William Mackenzie, 1875). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The larges of these engravings (approximately 13" x 16") shows foxing, with water markings to lower half of board and torn shrinkwrap. These botanical prints are otherwise in excellent condition. All are preserved in shrinkwrap. The smallest of these measures approximately 8" x 11.25".
 
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