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Lot 6307

$70

Book Details: This collection of vintage children's books includes titles by Hans Christian Anderson and Frances Hodgson Burnett, along with stories of the Arabian Nights.

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.
 
Lot 6308

$120

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 Vingt-Septieme
Author:
Publisher: Didot, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1749
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 475 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 marginal staining. Occasional foxing can be seen on pages. Illustrated with 2 well-preserved plates that include 1 fold-out map and 1 full-page engraving. Map is of "East Tartary" (present-day Mongolia and Manchuria). It measures approximately 12.75" x 10.25".
 
Lot 6309

$110

Title: The Smartly Dressed Woman: How She Does It
Author: Emily Burbank
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
City: New York
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/264 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "In this Age of Utility when the dominating impulse of humanity is to be actively employed in some branch of the business of life, countless women, some with large, inherited incomes, have taken their "job" the dressing of woman, - designing, making, selling, or writing about her clothes. This field is widening every day as it absorbs the talent and taste of women on both sides of the Atlantic, - the same type intrigued by interior decoration as a "job." This group, with women who make their own clothes, have created a fresh demand for books dealing with technique of their art. Tha is whay "The Smartly Dressed Woman; How She Does It" rises phoenix-like from the ashes of a former book, - "Woman As Decoration" - published in 1917.
The keynote of to-day is elimination - simplicity - the quickest way to get desired results whether in daily living, business or the arts, including that of dress. Every stroke is made to count and the fewer the strokes the greater is rated the accomplishment. In our period, as in all others, there are prescribed outlines, but with them goes an insistence on the wearer expressing her own personality in colors, details, etc. Simple though clothes are for street, ball-room or sports, there was never a time when women paid more attention to their appearance. Clothes for women must be appropriate for each occasion and worn as casually, as naturally, as a bird wears its feathers. If there is the slightest showing of self-consciousness the woman or young girl ceases to rank as "smart." How this effect is brought about is made clear in our chapters on Study Your Own Type, The Appearance of Dress Affected by the Carriage of One's Body, etc....The laws underlying smart, modern dressing are "classic" - laws agreed upon by the greatest artist-designers. We state the rules- only a few in number - and in short chapters apply them to the various departments. Twenty-four illustrations make clear some of our points."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gilt-lettered quarter cloth with green-and-black striped, textured covers. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages with green top edges are clean and bright. Illustrated with photographic plates. All called-for plates are present.
 
Lot 6310

$15

Title: Untitled
Artist: Wieslaw Obrzydowski
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1995
Width: 32.0" Height: 39.5"
Art Notes: Front side bears the artist's trademark "WO'" followed by number 95 in upper left corner of painting. This work offers, on recto, male head superimposed on male body on outlined female body. What appear to be stylized keys of a piano appear along top margin, over the head of the figure, and an elongated musical wood instrument emerges from the center of the female body.

Verso shows a group of three young women with green-dotted pink background and frame. The words "Kompozycja Girl's" (sic) have been painted in green over pink cross bar.

Condition: Two-sided painting is well preserved.
 
Lot 6311

$35

Details: This lot features the following pair of antique issues of The London Gazette dating from 1666 and 1685. The earlier of these newspapers bears the date January 3, 1666, the later one August 13, 1685. Each issue consists of two pages.

The London Gazette is one of the official journals of record of the British government, and the most important among such official journals in the United Kingdom, in which certain statutory notices are required to be published. The London Gazette claims to be the oldest surviving English newspaper and the oldest continuously published newspaper in the UK, having been first published on 7 November 1665 as The Oxford Gazette. This title is also claimed by the Stamford Mercury and Berrow's Worcester Journal, because the Gazette is not a conventional newspaper offering general news coverage. It does not have a large circulation.

Condition / Notes: These antique periodicals are well preserved. The older of the two shows age toning and horizontal creasing to mid-section. Pages show minor spotting. This item shows no tearing, punctures or markings.  Later issue shows no creasing, foxing, tearing, punctures or markings.
 
Lot 6312

$200

Title: Jenny Lake - Grand Tetons
Artist: Wilton McCoy
Medium: Painting - oil on board
Features: Signature
Print Year: circa 1942
Width: 25.75" Height: 21.75"
Art Notes: Painting presents lake with mountain landscape in the background.
Condition: Well preserved painting with fabric-covered inner frame and wooden outside frame.
 
Lot 6313

$15

Title: Charles Knight R. W. S., R. O. I.
Author: Michael Brockway
Publisher: F. Lewis Publishers Limited
City: Leigh-On-Sea, England
Year: 1952
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 116 pages plus 52 plates
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is number 338 of 350.

Volume is bound in red cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows very light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with 4 tipped-in color plates and 48 b&w plates.
 
Lot 6314

$110

Title: Modelling Late Victorian Battleships
Author: Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2001
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color & b&w photos, diagrams and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 6315

$60

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6316

$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 "Better Times: Stories" (Ticknor and Company, 1889) and William Black's "A Princess of Thule: A Novel" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1877). 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 6317

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of eight fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern art from the Netherlands, both classic and modern. Artists represented Rembrandt, van Gogh, van den Berghe, Klement, Drost, and van Mieghem. 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: All of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets, and three of them come in slip-cases. All of them are in excellent or very good condition.
 
Lot 6318

$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 Dixieme
Author:
Publisher: Didot, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1749
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 486 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands 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 15 well-preserved plates that include 3 fold-outs and 12 full-page engravings of the wildlife of the African continent. This volume also contains tables with glossaries of words from indigenous languages of Western Africa, including Mandingo, Wolof, and Fula.
 
Lot 6319

$55

Details: This lot includes the leaf from "Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland"(1577) shown in the corresponding image(s). This leaf is from "The Histories of England" (pages 263-264) and contains a woodcut engraving of King Harold.

Holinshed's Chronicles" is a collaborative work published in several volumes and two editions, the first in 1577, and the second in 1587.

In 1548 Reginald Wolfe, a London printer, conceived the idea of creating a "Universal Cosmography of the whole world, and there with also certain particular histories of every known nation." He wanted the work to be printed in English and he wanted maps and illustrations in the book as well. Wolfe acquired many of John Leland's works and with these he constructed chronologies and drew maps that were up to date. When Wolfe realised he could not complete this project on his own, he hired Raphael Holinshed and William Harrison to assist him.

Wolfe died with the work still uncompleted in 1573, and the project, changed to a work about just the British Isles, was run by a consortium of three members of the London stationers. They kept Raphael Holinshed who employed William Harrison, Richard Stanyhurst, Edmund Campion and John Hooker. In 1577 the work was published in two volumes after some censorship by the Privy Council of some of Stanyhurst's contribution on Ireland.

Shakespeare used the revised second edition of the Chronicles (published in 1587) as the source for most of his history plays, the plot of "Macbeth," and for portions of "King Lear" and "Cymbeline."

Condition / Notes: This remarkably well-preserved leaf shows no foxing, tears, creasing, punctures or markings. Leaf measures approximately 7.75" x 10.75".
 
Lot 6320

$20

Details: Diverse is the key word to describe this lot of estate ephemera, which ranges from antique religious tracts and pamphlets, to a 1947 report about "Communists Within the Government," to books on Masonry, old stamps, a 1920 guidebook to Montreal, and a 1930s receipt for the Irish Sweepstakes.

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. A few pieces are tattered or missing pages or sections.
 
Lot 6321

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a framed 1870 stock certificate, in both German and French, for the Austrian state railroad company "Staats-Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft," with 1935 stamps, as well as a "Worldwide Stamp Album" by John W. Nicklin, containing numerous international stamps. There are also six issues of Life magazine from the thirties. 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 6322

$40

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.  Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6323

$110

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique color lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains numerous images of Native American chiefs, shown in their traditional costumes. A number of these are wood engravings by Bobbett T. Edmonds (1848-1854). 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 five larger pieces measure approximately 11.25" x 14.25", the smaller ones 11.25" x 13.25".
 
Lot 6324

$45

Title: Marc Chagall: le livre des livres/The Illustrated Books
Author: Charles Sorlier
Publisher: Editions Andre Sauret et Editions Michele Trinckvel
City: Paris
Year: 1990
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 248 pages
Width: 10.75" Height: 13"
Condition / Notes: Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Preserved in cardboard slipcase. Text is bilingual in French and English.
 
Lot 6325

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the antique volume with transcriptions shown in the corresponding image(s). Elegantly handwritten texts each have title. The first of these reads as follows "Conversation & Process of Mons. de la Brie on the Great Work. Translated from the French; Histoire des Indes Orientales pour Mons. Souchu de Rennefort, Admiral, Suivant la copie de Paris a Leide 1688. 8vo. P. 245." Note immediately underneath reads "Copied by W. Bryan from the original copy translated by his (illegible abbreviation) Wagstaff (?) Sep. 1st 1815." Followed by a nineteen-page text. Second title reads "Dialogue of the Philosopher and Admiral Rennefort in St. James's Park." This is followed by 16 pages of text. Third and final text begins "Copy of the Manuscript of the Philosopher" and contains 5 pages of text.

Urbain Souchu de Rennefort (c.1630-1689) was secretary of the Compagnie Française de l’Orient. In 1665 he was charged with provisioning and inspecting the colony of Fort-Dauphin, governed since 1663 by Chamargon. His account of his mission was originally published in 1668 under the title "Relation du Premier Voyage de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales en L’Île des Madagascar ou Dauphine."

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather. Front board of book is detached. Loss of material visible at foot of spine. Light soiling to covers. Pages show light foxing. Front flyleaf and all pages containing first text are detached.
 
Lot 6326

$90

Title: Kloran: Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Ku Klux Press
City: Unknown
Year: 1916
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 54 pages
Width: 3.5" Height: 6.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition (stated fifth edition) of this publication, whose front cover reads "White Book. Kloran. Knights of the Ku Klux Bklan. Kuno Karacter Honor Duty." The word "Kladd" appears stamped in read at top margin, above and between the words "white" and "book."

This stapled pamphlet is bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows soiling at upper right corner of rear cover and faint stain to lower half of front cover. Check marks can be seen next to titles of list of Klan officers on page 4. Solidly bound volume otherwise has clean pages that show no markings. Illustrated with title page vignette, a reproduction of the "Imperial Seal of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan" and a full-page diagram of "Klavern."
 
Lot 6327

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera and sheet music shown in the corresponding image. This material contains health-related advertising posters, booklets, as well as publications by the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences. 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 6328

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of ten fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern American art of the 18th and 19th centuries. Artists include Whsitler, Beaux, Prendergast, Sully, Manguin, Alden, Stock, Spear, and Gilman. 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: All of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets. Some of them are in excellent condition; the rest are in very good condition.
 
Lot 6329

$350

Title: Lough Na-Fooey, Connemara
Artist: Christopher M. Doran
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Features: Signature
Print Year: Unknown
Width: 23.5" Height: 19.75"
Art Notes: This painting of landscape in western Ireland is signed in lower right corner, and signed again on reverse; with title inscribed on reverse.

Condition: Painting and gray wooden frame are well preserved.
 
Lot 6330

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique hand-tinted plates shown in the corresponding image. These pieces are from women's magazines of the nineteenth century such as Godey's Lady's Book, Peterson's Magazine and Graham's Illustrated Magazine of Literature, Romance, Art, and Fashion. They offer images of (Parisian) high fashion and formal dress. 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. These pieces measure approximately 11.25" x 14.25".
 
Lot 6331

$70

Title: Sketches of the History of Chautauque County
Author: Emory F. Warren
Publisher: J. Warren Fletcher
City: Jamestown, New York
Year: 1846
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 159 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blindstamped gray cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows external wear, with staining to covers. Binding is firm. Previous owner's antique bookplate can be seen in upper left corner of front pastedown. Pages display sporadic foxing.
 
Lot 6332

$110

Title: 19th C. AUTOGRAPH ALBUM
Author: uncredited author
City: Pittsfield
Year: 1834
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 100 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: The outside covers of this album show wear around the edges, but otherwise this antique volume is in very good condition. Most pages show light foxing; a few show heavy foxing. Pages are headed with engraved (sometimes hand-colored) vignettes, and hand-written entries are addressed to "Miss Sarah Anne Francis." These are long, usually a poem or a paragraph on "Friendship" or "Christian living." A wisp of hair is attached to one page. Dates from 1832-1834 are noted, as is the town "Pittsfield."
 
Lot 6333

$80

Details: This lot features the following group of nineteenth-century New York State newspaper issues. Among the newspapers the New York Herald, The New York Times, Albany Daily Advertiser, Daily Albany Argus, The Albany Register, Troy Daily Whig, and the New-York Advertiser. Please note that a large number of issues of the Herald and The Times date from the Civil War era.
Condition / Notes: Most of the newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, small tears, foxing, etc.
 
Lot 6334

$55

Details: A detailed and extensive history of the late 19th and early 20th centuries could be derived from a cursory study of this large and fascinating lot of popular periodicals. Titles include Putnam's Magazine (one with a terrific photo of a zeppelin on its cover and the article, "The Conquest of the Air" by Count Zeppelin himself), Harper's Magazine, The Literary Digest, Punch. Scientific American, The Cosmopolitan, the children's magazine St. Nicholas, The Mentor (with Luther Burbank on its cover), Harper's Bazaar, The Home-Maker, etc. At least forty magazines comprise the lot.

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. Some are tattered or missing pages or sections.
 
Lot 6335

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of photography books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Charles Traub: Beach" (Horizon Press, 1978) with signed inscription by the artist, "John Loengard: Pictures under Discussion" (Amphoto, 1987), with postcard signed by the artist laid in, and a first printing of "Other Edens" (Aperture, 1994), with photographs by Nick Waplington. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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 6336

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of thirteen fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern Spanish art, mostly of the 20th century, although three volumes about Velasquez are included. Other artists include Dali, Tapies, Casamada, Clave, Guinovart, Damaso, Millares, and Chillida. 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: All of these books have hard covers, all but one with dust-jackets. All of them are in excellent condition or very good condition.
 
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