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Lot 6062

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique original engravings and (tinted) lithographs shown in the corresponding image. These pieces offer scenes from the nineteenth-century that include images of family, children and social gatherings. A number also depict cherubs, historical costumes (Middle Ages) and female figures. This collection includes an original Currier & Ives hand-colored lithograph, a watercolor from the workbook of S. M. Colquhoun (watermarked C. Wilmott 1819), a hand-colored print by G. Cruikshank (dated 1817), taken from the workbook of S. M. Colquhoun. 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. The largest of these pieces, the Currier & Ives lithograph, measures approximately 15.5" x 20", the smallest 13" x 11.25".
 
Lot 6063

$30

Title: The Octopus of Paris
Author: Gaston Leroux
Publisher: The Macaulay Company
City: New York
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 379 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: A translation of "Les etranges noces de Rouletabille" (1926), published in England under the titles "The Strange Wedding of Rouletabille" and "The Sleuth Hound."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with small tear at head of spine, sunning to spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is cracked before frontispiece plate. Previous owners' names and pencil markings can be seen on front flyleaf. Title page and frontispiece display foxing. Offsetting from laid in flower appears on pages 48-49. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.
 
Lot 6064

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- By Reef and Palm by Louis Becke - Dated 1895 by J. B. Lippincott Company
- A Piece of Delf and Other Fragments by H. M.-J. - Dated 1906 by John & Edward Bumpus Ltd. - Signed Edition - Author's inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Mr. (?) Murphy / with this author's (illegible word) / 1907 / H. M. J." - Antique volume shows soiling to covers.
- Children of Fancy: Poems by Ian Bernard Stoughton Holborn - Dated 1915 by G. Arnold Shaw - Signed Edition - Author's inscription on half title page reads ""Sammy" / With very best wishes for a happy / future from / Ian B. Stoughton Holborn." Front flap of dust jacket pasted to front flyleaf, 1935 newspaper clippings with news of the author's death pasted on preliminary pages.
- Faithful Words for Old and Young by uncredited author - Dated circa 1890 by Alfred Holness
- Child Life in Prose - Edited by John Greenleaf Whittier - Dated 1873 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - Decoratively bound antique volume shows sunning to spine. Hinges are cracked.
 
Lot 6065

$140

Title: Mary Chadwell: Miniature Paintings
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Native Nevadan Publications
City: Reno
Year: 1989
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 20 pages
Width: 3" Height: 2.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a rare deluxe limited edition, signed by the artist, with an original painting by the artist laid in. This is number 26 of 75. Artist's signature appears on title page.

Miniature volume is bound in quarter black cloth and handmade marbled paper over boards with cloth-tipped corners. Bright gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Preserved in black cloth-covered slipcase with author's name gilt-stamped on one side.

Volume is preserved in cardboard container, with folded flyer announcing the two editions of this work.
 
Lot 6066

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Ronald Alley's "Graham Sutherland" (Tate Gallery, 1982) and "John Piper: The Complete Graphic Works. A Catalogue Raisonne, 1923-1983. Etchings and Aquatints, Wood Engravings, Lithographs and Screenprints" (Faber and Faber, 1987). 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 6067

$30

Title: Brotherhood: Nature's Law
Author: Burcham Harding
Publisher: Burcham Harding
City: New York
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 110 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a first edition of this scarce theosophical text.

Antique volume is bound in purple cloth with bright gilt lettering to front cover. Sunning to spine is visible, otherwise book shows only light external wear. Binding is tight. Spotting can be seen on edges of text block. Endpapers and blank preliminary pages display foxing. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 6068

$60

Details: This lot features the following group of single pages of antique issues of Harper's Weekly with content relating to the sport of baseball. Many of these contain full- and double-page illustrations of games and players, including drawings by noted illustrator Charles Dana Gibson. There in addition to the Harper's a small number of issues from other periodicals.
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Condition / Notes: Newspapers may show signs of age/wear including chipping, small tears, foxing, etc.
 
Lot 6069

$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 Turgenev, Graves, Joyce, Wright, Sartre, Butler, Pascal and collections devoted to German poetry, ancient Greek theater and the philosophy of Kierkegaard. 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 6070

$60

Details: This lot includes the signed watercolor by Michael Kaczurowski shown in the corresponding image. This framed piece offers a representation of an autumn forest bathed in sunlight. Artist's signature and date 1959 appear at mid-section of lower margin. Piece measures approximately 39.25" x 30.75". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Painting is well preserved under glass within large wooden frame.
 
Lot 6071

$90

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 number of advertisements, book illustrations and engravings from Sir William Jardine's "The Naturalist's Library" (1838-50). Among the more notable are a series of equestrian drawings by John Leech, illustrations for ""Ask Mama;" or, the Richest Commoner in England" (1858) and a large early Sunkist advertisement entitled "Silver Moon." For more information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Prints are preserved in shrink-wrapped matting of archival quality. Colors are bright and fresh. The largest of these pieces measures approximately 17.25" x 13", the smaller ones 7.25" x 9.25".
 
Lot 6072

$25

Title: Alfred Roth: Architect of Continuity/Architekt der Kontinuitat
Author: Alfred Roth - Swiss architect, designer and academic. Representative of the "Neues Bauen" movement.
Publisher: Waser Verlag fur Kunst und Architektur
City: Zurich
Year: 1985
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 335 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Bilingual in English and German.
 
Lot 6073

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Larry Poons: Paintings, 1971-1981 by Kenworth Moffett - Dated 1981 by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - First Printing - Stapled exhibition catalogue.
- John Van Saun by uncredited author - Dated 1969 by Richard Feigen Gallery - First Printing
- Bill Jensen: First Etchings by Deborah Wye - Dated 1986 by The Museum of Modern Art - First Printing
- John Marin in New Mexico by uncredited author - Dated 1999 by The Albuquerque Museum - First Printing
 
Lot 6074

$25

Title: The Round Year
Author: Edith M. Thomas - Edith Matilda Thomas was an American poet who "was one of the first poets to capture successfully the excitement of the modern city."

She began writing early for the local newspapers, then was encouraged by author Helen Hunt Jackson to send verse to more important periodicals. She "gained national attention with her poetry.... Scribner's, The Atlantic Monthly, The Century and other prominent magazines published her poems." Jackson's "enthusiasitic endorsement produced almost immediate literary celebrity."

In 1884, Canadian poet Charles G.D. Roberts wrote of her that "as far as I am aware her poems are not yet gathered in book form, and are therefore only to be obtained, few in number, by gleaning from the magazines and periodicals. Yet so red-blooded are these verses, of thought and of imagination all compact, so richly individual and so liberal in promise, that the name of their author is already become conspicuous.... We are justified in expecting much from her genius."

Her first volume appeared in 1885 entitled "A New Year's Masque and Other Poems."  In 1887 she moved to New York City, where she worked for Harper's and Century Dictionary. She lived in New York for the rest of her life. She published over 300 poems between 1890 and 1909, although "the demands of the leading literary magazines constantly exceeded her supply."

On her death she was called "one of the most distinguished American poets” by the New York Times.  "Her Selected Poems" came out in 1926, a year after her death.

Publisher: Houghton , Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 296 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: The author's second book contains 22 essays, nature sketches, writing on her Ohio homeland.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved antique volume is bound in olive green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 6075

$45

Title: Costumes and Curtains from the Diaghilev and de Basil Ballets
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1972
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxvii/179/130 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is number 310 of 750.

Volume is bound in pink cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is sound. Clean pages show age toning at edges. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color illustrations. Intact dust jacket also displays light shelfwear.
 
Lot 6076

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of international art books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the groups in this collection are an artist-signed exhibition brochure entitled "Sovak: Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Gouachen" (Galerie Kornfeld Zurich, 1974) and "Fred Williams" (Bay Books, 1984) by Patrick McCaughey. 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 6077

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of eleven fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern modern and contemporary French art. Artists represented include Jernian Neujean, Degottex, Guiette, Debre, Henno, Masui, Monnier, Martin-Ferrieres, Braque, and Cezanne. The Debre book is inscribed by both the author, Bernard Noel, and by the artist. 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: Nine of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets. All of them are in excellent or very good condition.
 
Lot 6078

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of ten fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern German art of the post-WWI period. Artists represented include Albers, Kupper, Richter, Rainer, Middendorf, Prachensky, Kleint, Fussman, Nagel, and Liner. The volume "Mind the Gap" by Gia Edzgveradze is inscribed by the artist. 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: Seven of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets. All of them are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6079

$55

Details: This lot includes the large antique wall map shown in the corresponding image(s). This map is entitled, “Map of the Adirondack Forest and Adjoining Territory,” and is dated 1900 by publisher James B. Lyon. This map measures approximately 70" by 58", and is attached to a wooden top dowel Features include color highlighting of various classifications of state land and topographical coloring. This chart is created from four separate panels which were mounted on linen backing to create a large, permanent wall map. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This map shows well with some age/wear, notably marks and discoloration concentrated at the top, bottom and edges as wall as some material deterioration along the edges.
 
Lot 6080

$30

Title: Gromaire
Author: Marcel Zahar
Publisher: Pierre Cailler, Editeur
City: Geneva
Year: 1961
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 83 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: Book devoted to the work of French painter Marcel Gromaire (July 24, 1892 – April 11, 1971), who painted many works on social subjects, and is often associated with Social Realism.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in red cloth. Book shows light external wear. Binding is beginning to crack at half title page. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with numerous tipped in color plates.  Intact dust jacket displays light wear.
 
Lot 6081

$100

Details: This lot includes the pair of antique newspapers relating to Frederick Douglass shown in the corresponding images. One of these is an August 26, 1853 issue of the paper founded by Douglass in 1851 containing a letter from J. S. Green to Gerritt Smith reporting on the Sandwich Islands (as Hawaii was then known). The November 24, 1883 issue contains a full-page portrait of the American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. The center two-page spread of this edition of Harper's shows a masterful engraving by noted illustrator Howard Pyle, entitled "The Continental Army Marching Down the Old Bowery, November 25, 1783."

Condition / Notes: These two periodicals are well preserved, with occasional light foxing at margins. Pages show no tears, perforations, or markings. Minor creasing and/or creasing from folding.
 
Lot 6082

$40

Title: No Apology for Poetrie. And Other Poems Written 1922-1931
Author: Sherry Mangan
Publisher: Bruce Humphries Incorporated
City: Boston
Year: 1934
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/89 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "For an old friend and a dear one / Ruth Weeldon / Sherry Mangan / these notes / "against the pedal-point of death." This is one of 262 copies.

Antique volume is bound in wood grained paper boards & gilt-lettered black cloth spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Endpapers display water markings along top edges. Title page has faint pen markings to lower half. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.  Intact dust jacket shows water stains.
 
Lot 6083

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Brown's Self-Interpreting Family Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments" (J. G. Murdoch, n.d.), in decorative blind-stamped leather binding, with functioning metal clasps, and "Scottish Divines, 1505-1872" (MacNiven and Wallace, 1883), that is indiated to be the third series in the St. Giles Lectures.

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 6084

$45

Title: The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray [] - William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly "Vanity Fair," a panoramic portrait of English society.
Publisher: George Sully and Company
City: New York
Year: 1913
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 15 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spines. Volumes show very light external wear. Four of the volumes have binding separated or separating from text block at rear hinge. Text blocks are intact. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and bright. Illustrated with plates.
 
Lot 6085

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Continuation de l'histoire generale des voyages; ou collection nouvelle, des relations des voyages par mer, decouvertes, observations, descriptions omises dans celle de feu M. l'Abbe Prevost, ou publiees depuis cet Ouvrage. Des voyages par terre faits dans toutes les parties du monde contenant ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, de plus utile & de mieux avere dans le Pays ou les Voyageurs ont penetre; avec les Moeurs des Habitans, la Religion, les Usages, Arts, Sciences, Commerce, Manufactures, & C. Tome Soixante-Douzieme by Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles - Dated 1768 by Rozet, Libraire Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - This is volume 72 of the monumental work undertaken initially by A.F. Prevost, and continued by A.G. Meusnier de Querlon, and others. 

Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt-lettered labels and ornamental designs to spine. Lower spine label is chipped, with loss of material. Book otherwise shows moderate external wear. 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 13 engravings, consisting of 5 fold-out plates and 8 full-page plates. Includes fold-out map at front of volume.

- Continuation de l'histoire generale des voyages; ou collection nouvelle, des relations des voyages par mer, decouvertes, observations, descriptions omises dans celle de feu M. l'Abbe Prevost, ou publiees depuis cet Ouvrage. Des voyages par terre faits dans toutes les parties du monde contenant ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, de plus utile & de mieux avere dans le Pays ou les Voyageurs ont penetre; avec les Moeurs des Habitans, la Religion, les Usages, Arts, Sciences, Commerce, Manufactures, & C. Tome Soixante-Onzieme by Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles - Dated 1768 by Rozet, Libraire - This is volume 71 of the monumental work undertaken initially by A.F. Prevost, and continued by A.G. Meusnier de Querlon, and others.  This volume contains a translation of "Travel through Siberia, 1733 to 1743" ("Reise durch Sibirien von dem Jahr 1733 bis 1743") by Johann Georg Gmelin (8 August 1709 – 20 May 1755), a German naturalist, botanist and geographer.

Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt-lettered label and ornamental designs to spine. Book lacks lower spine label and otherwise 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 4 engravings, consisting of 2 fold-out plates and 2 full-page plates.
 
Lot 6086

$70

Details: This shoebox full of antique and vintage postcards contains all types of old cards and and scenic folders. Many holiday cards are included, as are foreign ones, pictures of railroads, American landmarks, etc. Most of these dates from the first decades of the 20th century, but there are some from the 1930s-50s as well.

Condition / Notes: These cards are in generally good condition with some age and wear indications. Most have been used; others have not.
 
Lot 6087

$40

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 "A Little Tragedy at Tien-Tsin" (Robert Grier Cooke, 1904) by Frances Aymar Mathews and "A Chance Acquaitance" (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1887) by William D. Howells. 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 6088

$60

Details: This lot includes the signed watercolor by MIchael Kaczurowski shown in the corresponding image. Painting offers image of a landscape, with a group of trees at center and remains of a wooden fence in lower left corner. Artist's signature and date can be seen in lower right corner. Work is preserved between two loose sheets of glass. Piece measures approximately 17" x 13.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Work is well preserved.
 
Lot 6089

$60

Details: This lot features the following group of nineteenth-century American newspaper issues. Among the newspapers included in this group are several issues of the National Intelligencer from the period 1801-1841, as well as single issues of other newspapers such as The Herald of Minerva from 1801, The Daily Picayune from 1845, Spirit of Jefferson from 1849. There are also a number of single pages and full issues of Harper's Weekly the the 1850's.
Condition / Notes: Most of the newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, small tears, foxing, etc.
 
Lot 6090

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of American photography books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Keith Carter Photographs: Twenty-Five Years" (University of Texas Press, 1997) and "Walker Evans: The Hungry Eye" (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers). 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 6091

$20

Title: Untitled
Artist: Wieslaw Obrzydowski
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1994
Width: 14.0" Height: 16.0"
Art Notes: Top margin of recto bears the artist's trademark "WO'" followed by number 94. Painting offers image of small colorful figure at center against an equally colorful background. Image of verso is a portrait of woman wearing what appears to be a helmet.
Condition: This two-sided painting is well preserved.
 
Lot 6092

$175

Title: Clown and Acrobat II
Artist: Pablo Picasso
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Limited
Print Year: 1954
Width: 30.25" Height: 26.5"
Art Notes: This print is from a series known as ""the Human Comedy"", which explored the relationship between man and woman, artist and model, and the tragic comedy of the circus. Certificate of Authenticity by N. Isen of Philadelphia attached to verso states this to be from a rare limited edition printed by long time Picasso-collaborator Mourlot Freres in Paris in 1954, as part of the Verve suite. Please note that the last sentence of this certificate mistakenly ends with the word "from." The intended wording was "These were done by Mourlot in 1954 from the Verve suite" (as indicated earlier in the certificate).

This print is not signed as Picasso did not sign lithographs from the Verve suite at the time of its printing (although he may have signed the original work or other lithographs). It bears the marking 21.1. 54 V in lower right corner, a reference to the formal title of the piece "Comedie Humaine 29.1.54 V," which is from the "Suite de 180 dessins de Picasso" published in Verve.
Condition: This color lithograph is preserved under plexiglass, within an ornate gilt frame. The lithograph, which seems to be adhered to a black paper-based board, is approximately 13.25" x 10.25" The image has very good color retention. There is some foxing, toning, and spotting (mostly along the edges). There is a very small tear on the bottom edge.
 
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