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Lot 6093

$20

Details: This ephemera lot dates from the 1900s through the 1930s, and includes advertising material, much of from New York and Upstate NY. Also included are postcards, flyers advertising contemporary magazines, and labor movement material.

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.
 
Lot 6094

$55

Title: The History of All Religions, with Explanations of the Doctrine and Order of Worship, As Held and Practised by All the Denominations of Professing Christians; Comprehending a Series of Researches Explanatory of the Opinions, Customs, and Representative Worship in the Churches Which Have Been Established from the Beginning of Time to the Commencement of the Christian Dispensation; the Accomplishment of the Prophecies of the Person of Christ; Incontrovertibly Proving by the Positive Declaration of the Prophets That He Is The True Messiah, and That the Jews Have no Authority from Scripture To Expect That He Is Not Yet Come; The Origins and Cause of Idolatrous Worship; Reasons Assigned for the Different Forms of Idols; Being a Brief Compendium of Those Knowledges Necessary To Be Known by All Christians
Author:
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
City: London
Year: 1813
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvii/392 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards and bright gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Book shows external wear, with cracking along front edge of spine. Binding is firm. Interior shows occasional light foxing. Contains frontispiece illustrations.
 
Lot 6095

$70

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 Quatorzieme

Publisher: Didot, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1748
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 408 pages
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 marginal staining. Occasional foxing can be seen on pages. Illustrated with 13 well-preserved plates that include 3 fold-outs and 10 full-page engravings. The former include two maps of the coast of Africa.
 
Lot 6096

$15

Title: Elements et pratique de l'architecture navale, 1805
Author: David Steel
Publisher: Le Chasse-Maree/ArMen
City: Unknown
Year: 2001
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 19.5" Height: 20"
Condition / Notes: Gray-cloth clamshell folio folder contains full-sized reproduction of 38 folded plates, with English-language text on plates. Folder and plates are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6097

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique color lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains numerous images of ships and harbors. Among the more notable are illustrations from an early history of the Civil War entitled "Frank Leslie's Illustrated History of the War of 1861-62" (1861), a piece entitled "First View of Com. Perry's Victory" (c. 1830), and, from "Picturesque America," "The Levee at St. Louis." 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 25.75" x 12.25", the smaller ones 11.5" x 9.5".
 
Lot 6098

$90

Title: Baselitz Peintre-Graveur Band I: Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik, 1963-1974/Band II: Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik, 1974-1982
Author: Fred Jahn, Johannes Gachnang
Publisher: Verlag Gachnang & Springer
City: Bern
Year: 1983/1987
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 10" Height: 13.75"
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Books are preserved in cardboard slipcases.  Text is in German.
 
Lot 6099

$35

Details: This modern Chinese jade group is carved of mottled green and gray stone, and depicts a family of five goats on a mountainside. With its wooden base, it stands 9" high, and is 8" long and 3" wide.

The carving 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 carving and its base are in excellent, undamaged condition.
 
Lot 6100

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of nine fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern Asian art, primarily Chinese. Korea, Tibet, and India are also represented. 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: Six of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets. All of them are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6101

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Seventh Report of the Forest Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York by uncredited author - Dated 1902 by J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers - Ex-library volume, with cracked hinges and binding.

- New York State Museum Memoir 12: Birds of New York by Elon Howard Eaton - Dated 1910/1914 by University of the State of New York Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - Illustrated with 106 color plates after Louis Agassiz Fuerte, plus numerous B&W photographs, maps and tables. Binding of second volume is separated at several points.

- The Outdoorsman by Joe Foss - Dated 1968 by Robert Halmi - Signed Edition - Author's inscription on front flyleaf reads "My best to Jim Shea."

- American Fish-Culture, Embracing All the Details of Artificial Breeding and Rearing of Trout, the Culture of Salmon, Shad and Other Fishes by Thaddeus Norris - Dated 1868 by Porter & Coates - First Edition - Binding shows extensive water damage. (Faint) Water markings appear throughout text block.
 
Lot 6102

$55

Title: Sigmar Polke: Fotografien
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Edition Cantz
City: Stuttgart
Year: 1990
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 319 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12"
Book Details: Catalogue published on occasion of an exhibition held at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.

Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Texts in both German and English (captions in German only).
 
Lot 6103

$15

Book Details: This lot consists of eight fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern classical and modern Greek art. Artists represented include Chryssa, Gudaitis, Halepas, and Ameztoy. One volume is dedicated to classical Greek vases. Also included are three editions (#130, #131, and #133) of "Aperture," the photography magazine. 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: Five of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets. The photography magazines have soft covers. All of them are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6104

$100

Title: The Dore Bible Gallery. Containing One Hundred Superb Illustrations and a Page of Explanatory Letter-Press Facing Each
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: John W. Lovell Company
City: New York
Year: circa 1880
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/400 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12"
Condition / Notes: Decoratively bound antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth and gilt lettering, with sharp pictorial designs to front cover, and white-lettered caption in lower left corner of the same. This well-preserved book shows only mild external wear. Hinges are cracked. Frontispiece portrait of the artist Gustave Dore is detaching. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with full-page engravings by Gustave Dore.
 
Lot 6105

$60

Book Details: This shelf lot is almost evenly divided between books on Masonic history and ritual, and volumes of New York State history. New York topics covered include State Assembly documents, histories of Syracuse, Madison County, and the Hudson River, and 1930s yearbooks of Syracuse University.

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.
 
Lot 6106

$55

Details: This lot includes the nine issues of antique ladies' magazine The Modern Priscilla: Home Needlework and Everyday Housekeeping from March 1917 to March 1918 shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines contain items related to the First World War, such as Red Cross Knitting and thrift recipes. There is addition a number of illustrated advertisements (some in full-page color ads) of famous brand names such as Coca-Cola, Jell-O and Colgate's, which may also have war themes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines generally show well, with many having beautifully illustrated covers. These magazines may show some age/wear such as chipping along the spines.
 
Lot 6107

$70

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 recurved-billed hummingbird, blue-throated hummingbird, American and European teals, geese, Harlequin ducks, northern shovelers, eagles and owls.. These engravings are from such publications as Sir William Jardine's "The Naturalist's Library" (c. 1838-1850), " The Natural History of Birds" (1815), "A History of the Birds of Europe, Not Observed in the British Isles" (1859) and "Birds of Pennsylvania". 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.
 
Lot 6108

$55

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 the American Midwest. Among the more notable are illustrations are a river view of the city of St. Louis from circa 1873 and of the campus of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. 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 6109

$25

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 Massachusetts. Among the more notable are illustrations of the Masonic temple in Boston (circa 1857) and of Harmony Grove in South Framingham. 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 6110

$225

Details: This lot includes the single issue of The Royal American Magazine, or Universal Repository of Instruction and Amusement shown in the corresponding image(s). This September 1774 issue contains a letter by Benjamin Franklin entitled "A Philosophical Account of a Water Spout." Pages are numbered 324 to 360 (the Franklin text runs from page 341 to 349). Text appears in double columns. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This antique periodical shows mild wear, with foxing visible throughout. Issue measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25"
 
Lot 6111

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of antique French-language art magazine "L'art decoratif" shown in the corresponding image. These well-illustrated issues date from the final years of the nineteenth and the first of the twentieth century. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Condition of magazine issues varies greatly, with a number now disbound. Many are contained in or accompanied by original printed wrappers . Pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 6112

$30

Title: 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: T. and A. Constable
City: Edinburgh
Year: circa 1920
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 25 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in red cloth, with paper spine labels. Volumes show sunning to spines and minor chipping to labels. Books are firmly bound. Pages with gilt top edges show occasional light foxing at margins. Illustrated with b&w and color plates (also showing foxing at edges).
 
Lot 6113

$175

Details: These antique pastel drawings were made in the late 19th century by Charles Franklin Pierce, a native of New Hampshire who attended a Boston art school and sketched in Europe before setting up a Boston studio in the 1870s. All four pictures are New England landscapes, and each is signed "C.F.P." and shows Pierce's estate stamp on the back. Each drawing is 15" x 10-3/4".

The pictures 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: These pictures are in very good condition and have been carefully preserved.
 
Lot 6114

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of nine fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern 20th century American art. The artists represented include Ben Shahn, Stuart Davis, Julian Schnable, Joseph Stella, and Frita Scholder. 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. Most are in excellent condition, two of the dust-jackets are worn around the edges.
One brand-new Fritz Scholder book is in its original box.
 
Lot 6115

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "My Cut-A-Picture Book" (Silver, Burdett and Company, 1926), with illustrations from original freehand cuttings by the author, and Hugh Lofting's "Doctor Dolittle's Caravan" (Stokes, 1927), with illustrations by the author. 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 6116

$10

Details: This lot includes the pair of Mexican folk art crosses shown in the corresponding image(s). These crosses by Sinaloa-born artist Jose Ignacio Osuna Nevarez are of hand-made paper, bearing elaborately painted motifs to the front sides and his signature in pencil to the reverse sides. One shows a Christ-like figure, in yellow, with a red rooster perched on his head; the second displays bright red hearts over dark blue background. These six hears, three aligned horizontally across patibulum, and three arranged vertically along stipes, are surrounded and linked by thorns. A single eye peers out at the very top of the cross and two winged figures can be seen near the bottom. This last cross has panels that open above and below the patibulum, revealing a small pebble-like item at the center of a small red cross, and, in the lower section, a female figure wearing a purple dress, a yellow crown and a crown of thorns. She is both wearing and holding a crucifix. The former measures approximately 11.25" x 11.25", the latter 17" x 9.75". These pieces are accompanied by small exhibition brochures. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Both pieces are well preserved, showing no dents, tears, or markings. Small perforations to reverse sides at uppermost portion of crosses.
 
Lot 6117

$150

Details: This lot includes the group of framed and matted paintings shown in the corresponding image. Two of these works were done by Rochester Art Club President and architect Harwood B. Dryer, and are signed by the him in the lower corners. The third is by Lydia D. Pohl. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These three paintings are well preserved under glass. Frames show small amount of chipping. The two pieces by Harwood Dryer measure approximately 30.75" x 24.5", Ms. Pohl's 29.75" x 26".
 
Lot 6118

$475

Title: A Short Dialogue between Some Parents and One of Their Children; Wherein Is Shewn, Some of the Reasons of Vices Children Are Addicted to, So Far as They Spring from Education, Which May in Great Measure Be Avoided. The Whole Composed So As To Render It Not Only Instructing But Very DIverting
Author: Juvenem Spectantem
Publisher: Self-published
City: Unknown
Year: 1760
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 24 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique sewn volume is bound in original stiff wrappers. Name of previous owner, Ebenezer Chaplin, appears on front and back of front cover. The latter instance appears above the words "His Book" and the date April 5, 1780 (or 1786). The name of subsequent owner John F. HInds, from Millbury, Massachusetts, appears in the bottom margin of the same, and on back side of rear cover. Rear cover contains the quotation from Psalm 37:21 of the King James bible "The wicked Borroweth, and payeth not again -" with the attribution(s) "Solomon('s Father) below over ornamental design.

Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling and small tears to bottom edge of rear cover. String binding has largely come undone and text block is now loosely attached to covers. Age-toned pages display foxing.
 
Lot 6119

$55

Book Details: The theme of this early 19th century lot is self-improvement and moral uplist through theology and philosophy. Included is "Improvement of the Mind" by the prolific composer of hymns, Isaac Watts; "A Father's Legacy to His Daughters" and "A Letter to a New-Married Lady," and a volume on psychology, written in Latin by and for Jesuits, and published in 1864.

Condition / Notes: These books show age and wear indications consonant with their age
 
Lot 6120

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of German art books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "O. H. Hajek: Die Durchdringung des Lebens mit Kunst" (Belser Verlag, 1987), "Fronius: Das druckgraphische Werk, 1922-1987" (Edition Tusch, 1987), "Max Weiler: Stichwelten. Zeichnungen aus sechzig Jahren" (Residenz Verlag, 1989). 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 6121

$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 Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Maupassant, Faulkner and Zola. 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 6122

$40

Details: This lot consists of three antique and vintage, filled scrapbooks. One is a Better Homes & Gardens gardening scrapbook from the 1930s. The other two contain Victorian-era chromolithographs, trade cards, and other ephemera.
To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This material is in generally good condition with some age and wear indications.
 
Lot 6123

$80

Details: Fourteen gorgeous, green and gold Spode plates comprise this lot. Manufactured in the mid-20th century, this historical, reissued pattern, designated as Y551, is also marked "Spode Period 1790-1820." Each plate is 10-1/2" in diameter, and features lavish gold decoration and arrangements of colorful fruits and flowers on an apple green background.

These plates 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: These plates show little if any wear, and have been stored with felt protectors between them.
 
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