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Lot 6155

$30

Book Details: Six books of decorative, mostly leather-bound poetry comprise this lot, including two volumes of Milton from very early in the 19th century. Also included is the work in Petrarch in Italian.

Condition / Notes: These books are showing their age, particularly along the spine. Note that the front board of the Petrarch is detached.
 
Lot 6156

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique boys' adventure books and juvenile series shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are G. A. Henty's "True to the Old Flag: A Tale of the American War of Independence" (Donohue Brothers, n.d.) and "Poor and Proud or the Fortunes of Katy Redburn: A Story for Young Folks" (Hurst and Company Publishers, n.d.) by Oliver Optic. 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 6157

$25

Title: Starlight Nights: The Adventures of a Star-Gazer
Author: Leslie C. Peltier - Leslie Copus Peltier was an American astronomer.

He was born in Delphos, Ohio. An amateur astronomer, he was a prolific discoverer of comets and also a persistent observer of variable stars and member of the AAVSO. Harlow Shapley once described him as "the world's greatest non-professional astronomer".  He wrote the heart-warming autobiographical "Starlight Nights," which evokes the magic of stargazing in simpler days, on a farm and without light pollution.  Asteroid 3850 Peltier is named in his honor, as is the Leslie C. Peltier Award of the Astronomical League.

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1965
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 236 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and publisher's logo in lower right corner of front cover. Book shows light shelfwear, with darkening along bottom rim of covers. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with 28 drawings by author. Intact dust jacket has small tear to spine and mild creasing to flaps. Design of jacket is also by author.
 
Lot 6158

$20

Title: A Treatise on Astronomy
Author: Elias Loomis
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1868
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 344 pages plus 7 plates
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label. Books shows external wear, with cracking along edges and to lower half of spine. Spine label is detached at rear edge. Outside corners display minor loss of material. Hinges are cracked. Text block is intact. Endpapers have foxing and darkening at edges. Pages with marbled edges show occasional light foxing. Contains in-text illustrations and 8 tissue-guarded plates (frontispiece being plate # 4).
 
Lot 6159

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Addresses" (Merriam Company, n.d.) by Phillips Brooks and "The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ" (Oxford University PRess, 1867).

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 6160

$200

Title: Lewis Baltz: Candlestick Point
Author: Gus Blaisdell
Publisher: Gallery Min
City: Tokyo
Year: 1989
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 13.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: 84 photographs documenting a public space near Candlestick Park, ruined by natural detritus and human intervention.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited first printing signed and numbered by the artist on title page. This is number 26 of 45.

Oblong volume is bound in black faux leather-covered boards with gray title plate on cover and printed gray lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with 12 four-color and 72 duotone plates.  Slipcase is well preserved.  Essay by Gus Blaisdell appears in both English and Japanese.
 
Lot 6161

$55

Details: This lot features the following group of five antique English newspaper issues. Included in this group are issues of numbers 2560 and 2614 of The St. James's Chronicle (1777), numbers 3211 and 4858 of The London Chronicle (1777 and 1787) and number 68 of The Spectator (1711).
Condition / Notes: These newspapers are intact and whole, occasional signs of age/wear including chipping, small tears, foxing, etc.
 
Lot 6162

$120

Details: This lot includes the large antique wall map shown in the corresponding image. This map is entitled, “Gillette’s Map of Oneida County, New York, from Actual Surveys under the Direction of J. H. French,” and is dated 1858 by publishers S. N. Beers, D. J. Lake and F. W. Beers. This map measures approximately 68" by 65", and is attached to wooden top and bottom dowels The map features color highlighting of borders and inset tables, lithographs of engravings of landmarks and buildings, and maps of towns including Knox Corners, Delta, Trenton Falls, Deerfield Corners Sangerfield Center, Oneida Castle, Westernville, Higgins Ville, Remsen, New York Upper Mills, Sauquoit, South Trenton , North Bay, Utica, Trenton , Clinton, Washington Mills, Rome, Florence, Bridgewater, New Yo9rk Mills, Clayville, Hawkinsville, State Bridge, Waterville, Hampton, Durhamville, Taberg, Lee Center, Empeville, Vernon, Oriskany Falls, Camden, Cassville, Deansville, London, Northwestern, Boonville, New Hartford, Prospect, Verona, Stittville, Whitesboro, Yorkville, Oriskany, Clarks Mills and Vienna. 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 fine patina, bright border coloring and some age/wear, notably toning, some crazing, limited scattered marks and some edgewear. Overall, this is a pleasing example of this early, rare map.
 
Lot 6163

$25

Title: Francis Bott: Das Gesamtwerk
Author: Wolfgang Henze
Publisher: Belser Verlag
City: Stuttgart
Year: 1988
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 395 pages
Width: 10" Height: 14"
Condition / Notes: Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 6164

$70

Title: I Was Lonelyness: The Complete Graphic Works of John Muafangejo. A Catalogue Raisonne, 1968-1987
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Orde Levinson
Publisher: Struik Winchester
City: Cape Town
Year: 1992
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 426 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 11.75"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped white lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear, with faint spotting to bottom of rear cover. Binding is tight. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Pages are clean and crisp.  Intact dust jacket and slipcase show light shelfwear.
 
Lot 6165

$20

Title: Life Is Good & Good for You in New York: William Klein, Trance Witness Revels
Author: Sandra S. Phillips
Publisher: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
City: San Francisco
Year: 1995
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 32 pages
Width: 10" Height: 13.75"
Book Details: Catalogue published on occasion of the exhibition "William Klein New York 1954-1955" (name which appears on front cover in black and red letters).
Condition / Notes: Bound in original stapled printed wrappers, this large-format brochure shows light shelfwear. Old price sticker can be seen at bottom of rear cover. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with full- and double page b&w photographs.
 
Lot 6166

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of ten fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern 20th century art by American Women. The books are shown in the corresponding image(s). Artists include Nevelson, Bourgeouis, Frankenthaler, Freilicher, Eisner, Steir, Frank, Bishop, Treiman, and Graves. 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. Most of them are in excellent condition; two dust-jackets have small tears. One book is soft-cover.
 
Lot 6167

$110

Title: Exemples de decoration appliques a l'architecture et a la peinture depuis l'antiquite jusqu'a nos jours
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Leon Gaucherel - French engraver
Publisher: Bance, Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11.25" Height: 14"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with raised bands, gilt lettering and decorative designs. Book shows external wear, with loss of bottom of spine cover and chipping at top and along edges of spine cover. Marble paper-covered boards also show rubbing and loss of material to edges and at corners. Hinges are cracked. Initial and final pages of text display foxing. Otherwise spotting confined to margins of plates, that are otherwise bright and clean. Lavishly illustrated.
 
Lot 6168

$60

Details: This postcard lot looks to be about evenly divided between truly antique postcards and later, vintage ones. It includes folders from Florida and California, and many travel scenes, both domestic and foreign. Several blank cards show the Cunard ocean liner Britannic.

Condition / Notes: These cards are in generally good condition with some age and wear indications. Most have been used; others have not.
 
Lot 6169

$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 Faulkner, Hawthorne, Camus, Poe, Auden, Hardy, Steinbeck, Sophocles and collections devoted to great detective stories, the Russian short story, ghost stories, Elizabethan plays, the Latin poets and Spanish stories. 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 6170

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of U.S.M.C.-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of periodicals (including several of The North China Marine from the forties), promotional booklets, an Oct. 1939 issue of The Leatherneck commemorating the anniversary of Parris Island, a brochure entitled "United States Marines: Soldiers of the Sea," various first day covers bearing the seal of U.S.M.C. and/or small b&w photos (including two showing Guantanamo Bay, Cuba), a 1952 Christmas card bearing the name of Camp Lejeune, another with Chinese motifs bearing the name of Tsingtao, China, various I.D. cards, stickers, and other items. 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: 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 6171

$45

Title: The Art and Practice of Silver Printing
Author: Capt. Abney, H. P. Robinson
Publisher: E. & H. T. Anthony & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages plus 29 unnumbered pages of advertisements
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with black lettering to spine and black and white lettering and pictorial design to front cover. This former library book shows significant staining along fore edges of covers. Antique library paper label can be seen at lower left corner of front cover. Hinges are cracked. Library card, stamp and date-loaned slip are visible on front endpaper. The same displays soiling along edges. Title page bearing stamp and library marking in ink is detached. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plate and numerous textual illustrations.
 
Lot 6172

$25

Details: This diverse lot of mid-century ephemera includes Boy Scout and WWI & WWII material, a druggist's recipe book, a Roycroft bulletin, 1940s Reading PA railroad timetable and a guide to Yellowstone, and postcards of 1960s NASA astronauts and spacecraft (three postcards are lenticular, i.e., have 3-D effect). Also included is a cartoon memoir of Navy basic training in 1942, which is signed by an entire unit, most of whom were from Upstate New York.

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. The spine is coming off "The Wolf" cartoon book, and "Sailors in Boots" comes with original dustjacket.
 
Lot 6173

$35

Title: Capstans and Windlasses: An Illustrated History of Their Use at Sea
Author: John H. Harland
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 130 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 6174

$110

Title: My Days with the Fairies
Author: Mrs. Rodolph Stawell
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
City: New York
Year: 1920
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 169 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "A new and enlarged edition of "Fairies I Have Met."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in lavender cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and splitting at top of rear gutter. Minor loss of material is visible at ends of spine. Binding is separating at different points. Pages show occasional spotting and marginal staining. Stains also visible on several of tissue guards. All called for tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac are present and in well-preserved state. One plate (still attached to heavy paper) is detached, another lacks tissue guard.
 
Lot 6175

$80

Details: A generous amount of antique correspondence forms this lot, with dates ranging from the 1890s through the 1930s. Most is from the 1900-1925 period. These covers are intact with their stamps. Some are billheads, some are postcards. There are over 150 pieces in this lot. Most are to and from Upstate New York. Please check this catalog for another, similar lot.

Condition / Notes: These envelopes and cards are dusty but largely intact. Some have never been opened.
 
Lot 6176

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of original (tinted) lithographs of engravings shown in the corresponding image. The plates in this collection are taken from Harper's Weekly and Leslie's, and depict battles and scenes from the Civil War, including Second Battle of Bull Run, the passage of a fleet of gunboats over the Falls at Alexandria, Louisiana (May, 1864), a view of the city of Montgomery, Alabama, "showing the State House" where the Congress of the Southern Confederacy meets on February 4, 1861" (both with and without coloring), the war steamer "Minnesota," flagship of the blockading squadron, and views of the war on the Mississippi.

Condition / Notes: Prints are in excellent condition, preserved in shrinkwrap. The largest of these pieces (2nd Battle of Bull Run) measures approximately 32.75" x 16.5", the copies depicting gunboats at falls 23.5" x 10.5", and others vary in size with the largest measuring 14" x 12.25" and the smallest 9" x 14.25".

It should be noted that of the three copies of gunboats at falls, one shows small tears along vertical creases, with light foxing also visible. A second shows small marginal tear, not affecting image. All three have vertical creases.
 
Lot 6177

$45

Title: Works of Anthony Trollope
Author: Anthony Trollope - Anthony Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters.

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
City: New York
Year: 1901-1909
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 19 Complete: No
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: Decoratively bound volumes are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6178

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of eleven fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern modern and contemporary sculpture. Artists range from revered masters such as Rodin and Moore, to Twombly, Hauser, Mallo, Bier, Staub, Penck, Caro, and Catalano. The volume featuring Sjoerd Buisman's work is signed 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: Some of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets, some are hard-covers without, and some are paperback catalogues. These books range from excellent to good condition.
 
Lot 6179

$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 Moliere, Faulkner, Dickens, Byron, Kafka, Dostoevsky, Emerson, Chaucer, Flaubert, Browning, Conrad, and collections devoted to Rodgers & Hammerstein, Spanish drama of the Golden Age, modern American theater, and American humorous short stories. 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 6180

$25

Title: Anna and the King of Siam
Author: Margaret Landon
Publisher: The John Day Company
City: New York
Year: 1944
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/391 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "For Dr. Philip W. Hauer / with gratitude for the help the / archives gave me. / Margaret Landon."

Volume is bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with vignettes and full-page map of Bangkok.
 
Lot 6181

$45

Details: This delightful antique broadside appears to have been salvaged from a newspaper printed in the last years of the 19th century. The amusing text advertises "Prof. De La Mano, the Great French Magician, the autocrat of the world of Magic, in his novel and laughable entertainment, "BE GONE DULL CARE." Further down the page, Prof. De La Mano will introduce "...DOM PEDRO, the Pig with a Human Brain that Reads, Multiplies, Subtracts and Divides, plays a Game of Cards, Rings a Bell, Fires a Gun, tells you what you are thinking of, and many other things that must be seen to be believed."

This professionally framed item measures 5-1/4" x 14-1/4" 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: This broadside and frame are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6182

$45

Details: Antique periodicals comprise this lot. One copy of "The Literary Digest" from 1918 is here, as are many domestic magazines from the 1930s (e.g., Better Homes & Gardens, Country Homes, House & Garden, Country Gentleman) and two Saturday Evening Posts from 1919.

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 magazines show wear consonant with age and are worn edges, but the covers are good and they periodicals are still intact and in readable condition.
 
Lot 6183

$25

Title: Paul Baum, 1859-1932: Ein Leben als Landschaftsmaler. Mit leicht uberarbeiteter Neuausgabe der Monographie "Paul Baum, ein deutscher Maler" von Carl Hitzeroth (Wolfgang Jess Verlag, Dresden 1937)
Author: Wolfram Hitzeroth
Publisher: Dr. Wolfram Hitzeroth Verlag
City: Marburg
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 603 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 11"
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Preserved in cardboard slipcase.
 
Lot 6184

$325

Title: Indian Maiden
Artist: George Walbye
Medium: Sculpture
Features: Limited
Print Year: 1984
Width: 24.0" Height: 29.0"
Art Notes: "Indian Maiden" is a bronze sculpture created in 1984 by Colorado artist George H. Walbye. Noted for his depictions of western themes, Walbye's work is sought after by collectors. This work, which is #4 out of a very limited run of only seven pieces, is 29" high and 24" wide. Just inside the bottom of this piece is the number 4475. It is signed toward the bottom of the woman's left shoulder. The bust comes with an attractive solid mahogany pedestal 16" square and 33" high.
Condition: This bronze sculpture is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6185

$20

Book Details: Two 19th century sets of Shakespeare (or Shakespere, as the three-volume set spells it) constitute this lot. The small, red volumes, a partial set of 19 individually bound plays, are a convenient size for reading, and were edited by William J. Rolfe. The larger books contain the complete works edited by Professor Delius.

Condition / Notes: These books are in generally good condition. Edges of the spines show shelf wear.
 
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