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Lot 6217

$20

Title: The Chinese View of Life: The Philosophy of Comprehensive Harmony
Author: Thome H. Fang - Philosopher. From 1925 to 1948, Thome H. Fang taught at several universities in China, mostly at the National Central University (later renamed Nanjing University and reinstated in Taiwan), in Nanking and Chungking. Then he taught at National Taiwan University. Thomé H. Fang was the 16th generation descendant of Fang You.
Publisher: The Union Press
City: Hong Kong
Year: 1957
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: v/274 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Volumes has been rebound in blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Foxing can be seen along top margin of title page and of following three pages. Pages are otherwise clean, bright and without markings. Contains of small number of in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 6218

$15

Title: The Poetry of Science, or Studies of the Physical Phenomena of Nature
Author: Robert Hunt
Publisher: Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln
City: Boston
Year: 1850
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 388 pages plus 24 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and sunning to spine. Binding is separating at title page. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 6219

$10

Details: This lot includes the large antique wall map shown in the corresponding image. This map is entitled, “New Railroad, Post Office, Township and County Map of New York with Distances between Stations,” and is dated 1902 by the National Publishing Company. This map measures approximately 40" by 48", and is attached to wooden top and bottom dowels The map features color highlighting of borders and inset tables and maps including New York City and Long Island. 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 edgewear and some creasing and scattered marks.
 
Lot 6220

$70

Details: Four framed, original prints by the illustrious 19th c. political cartoonist Thomas Nast comprise this lot. The smallest ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion") is about 9-1/2" square. At 29-1/2" x 23-1/2", the largest is the double-page spread from "Harper's Weekly," which shows a rampaging Tammany tiger mauling the body of the Republic. Nast was the first to use an elephant as the symbol of the Republican party, and the print featuring that animal measures 21" x 16-1/2". Lastly, his eloquent caricature of Boss Tweed, stunned by Tammany's defeat, is 15" x 20."
Condition / Notes: All of these prints are in very good condition, well-preserved in professionally done mats and frames. All cartoons are from their original 19th c. publications.
 
Lot 6221

$70

Book Details: Two themes organize this lot: world history and the natural world. In the former category are works on Bermuda, Sweden, South Africa, the Panama Canal, geography, and British oratory. In the latter are books about animal husbandry, farming and agriculture, and lepidoptera.

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 6222

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

- Tapies: The Complete Works. Volume 1: 1943-1960/ Volume 2: 1961-1968 - Edited by Anna Agusti - Dated 1988, 1990 by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No - The first and second volumes of a series of six on contemporary Catalan artist Antoni Tapies.

With forewords by Georges Raillard (Volume I) and Andreas Franzke (Volume II). Chronology by Miquel Tapies.  Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition.
- Tapies by Andreas Franzke
 
Lot 6223

$70

Details: This lot consists of vintage foreign souvenirs, including jewelry, silk clothing, scarf and pillow cover, ephemera, and a set of long silver spoons from a military career. These items are from Korea, Japan, China, and the U.S.

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: These items are in excellent condition with some age/wear indications. The fabric items have never been used, and the jewelry and silver spoons appear unused as well.
 
Lot 6224

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique (tinted) lithographs of engravings shown in the corresponding image. These nineteenth-century pieces are from such publications as "Connecticut Historical Collections" (1836), "Picturesque America" (c. 1873), "Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Companion" (c. 1854) and "American Scenery" (c. 1840). They offer New England scenes that include images of landscape, city life, transportation, industry and historical sites. 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. The largest of these pieces measures 15.25" x 12.25", the smallest 9" x 12.25".
 
Lot 6225

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume set entitled "L'oeuvre lithographique de Roland Oudot, 1930-1958/1958-1973" (La Bibliotheque des Arts, 1972/1974) by Francois Daulte and ""Catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre grave et lithographie de A.-E. Yersin" (Francoise Simecek et la Fondation William Cuendet & Atelier de Saint-Prex, 1983). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6226

$60

Title: Jan Henderikse: Kontakte
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Daadgalerie
City: Berlin
Year: 1988
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: No
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition. Signed and numbered by the artist in thick black felt tip on title-page. From a limited edition of only 4 x 75 copies, each edition with a different numbered and signed photo laid in, consequently a total of 4 photos, of which 3 are present in this set.

Well-preserved volume is bound in original illustrated wrappers. One volume shows metal clip markings along top edge of front cover. Pages are clean and without markings.  Bilingual in English and German
 
Lot 6227

$175

Details: This lot includes the vintage photo album shown in the corresponding image. This album is bound in leather, with ornamental Chinese motifs to front cover and attached strap at fore edge. Inside covers have cloth. Tissue guards also bear decorative pictorial designs, with a pair of dragons displayed underneath the flags of the U. S. and Nationalist China. First tissue has the inscription in ink "1946 - 1947 + 1948 / Peiping / Tsingtao / Shanghai." Photos offer images of the cities cited above, as well as of American servicemen, warships and installations in China. A small number of photos also depict Chinese troops or women. 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: This album is well preserved and shows only light shelfwear. Interior is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6228

$400

Details: This lot includes the large antique wall map shown in the corresponding image. This map is entitled, “Mitchell’s National Map of the American Republic or United States of America together with Maps of Thirty-Two of the Principal Cities and Towns in the Union,” and is dated 1846 by publisher S. Augustus Mitchell of Philadelphia. Drawing of the map is credited to J. H. Young and the engraver is listed as J. H. Brightly. This map measures approximately 39" by 50", and is attached to wooden top and bottom dowels The map features color highlighting of borders, inset tables, an elaborate border, and maps of cities including Louisville, Nashville, Natchez, New Orleans, Mobile, Savannah, Charleston, Raleigh, Richmond, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Trenton, New York, New Haven, Hartford, Providence, Lowell, Boston, Portsmouth, Portland, Burlington, Albany, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Buffalo, Detroit, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Springfield, St. Louis and Frankfort. Some Indian Tribes are mentioned and other inset maps include Texas, Oregon Territory and Maine. 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, concentrated at the extremities. Overall, this is a pleasing example of this rare map.
 
Lot 6229

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of eleven fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern contemporary American art. Artists represented include Dine, Trova, Schnabel, Barber, Hadzi, Koons, Kushner, Artschwager, and La Noue. 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: Eight of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets, three are paperbacks. All of them are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6230

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of antique & vintage postcards shown in the corresponding image. This material contains real photo postcards, with images of World War I doughboys and pictures of warships, including the U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise. There is Japanese World War Two-era postcard. Other postcards, including a number made up linen, offer views of U.S. cities and towns, historical sites, landmarks and places of interest. 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.

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 6231

$10

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume III: Lower Gun Deck Detailing, Gun Making, Gun Port Lids, Ship's Figurehead Carving, Main Deck Framing
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6232

$90

Title: The Frigate Diana
Author: David White
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1987
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series "Anatomy of the Ship." The DIANA was one of the few Royal Navy frigates for which nearly all records and drawings have survived, from its launching in 1794 to its decommissioning and sale to the Dutch in 1815. This volume offers close photographic studies of the several models that have survived, plus several score reconstructed detailed architectural drawings of her hull, deck plans, sail plan, stowage, armament, and outfitting.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All of these books are still in plastic wrapping.
 
Lot 6233

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of ten fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern traditional European design, including furniture, architecture, jewelry, interiors, clocks, glass, etc. etc. Countries touched upon include Scotland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, England, in periods ranging from the classical world of Greece and Rome to the early 20th century. 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 6234

$80

Title: The Red Record of the Sioux: Life of Sitting Bull and History of the Indian War of 1890-'91. A Graphic Account of the Life of the Great Medicine Man and Chief Sitting Bull; His Tragic Death; Story of the Sioux Nation; Their Manners and Customs, Ghost Dances and Messiah Craze; Also, a Very Complete History of the Sanguinary Indian War of 1890-'91
Author: W. Fletcher Johnson - Willis Fletcher Johnson was an author, lecturer and for twenty years foreign and diplomatic editorial writer for The New York Tribune
Publisher: Edgewood Publishing Company, Publishers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1891
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 606 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and stamped pictorial designs offering motifs, portraits and a Sioux "ghost dance." Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Volume is decorated with floral endpapers. Previous owner's name appears in pencil on blank preliminary page. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates, tinted in various colors.
 
Lot 6235

$30

Title: Luis Gordillo
Author: F. Calvo Serraller
Publisher: De Leon Editores
City: Madrid
Year: 1986
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 325 pages
Width: 11.25" Height: 13"
Condition / Notes: Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 6236

$40

Details: This extensive lot of 19th c. newspapers and periodicals focuses on the Civil War. Some of the material is contemporaneous with the war years; most of it is the historical view from the 1890s. Also included is a copy of the New York magazine "Vanity Fair" with contributions from Artemus Ward.

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 6237

$25

Title: Lee So-Ji's Genre Painting
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Han'guk Kyoyuk Kongsa
City: Seoul
Year: 1993
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 294 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in yellow cloth with silver lettering to spine and front cover. Title appears in both Asian script and English. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with full-page color drawings accompanied by captions in Korean, English and Japanese. Contains two fold-outs.  Pictorial slipcase displays light wear.
 
Lot 6238

$80

Details: This lot includes the antique photo album and the framed General Grant cabinet card shown in the corresponding image(s). This album contains 20 cartes de visite, showing young men of the nineteenth century in various poses. Framed and matted cabinet card under glass bears the caption "Last photograph of Gen. Grant, four days before his death." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This album shows external wear, with loss of spine cover and rubbing to covers. Minor loss of material is visible at corners. Hinges are cracking. The photographs within show well, with some age/wear at edges and margins. The album measures approximately 4.25" by 5.75" x 1.25".

Frame measures approximately 12" x 11.25". Wooden frame is well preserved, gilt inner frame shows moderate wear.
 
Lot 6239

$15

Book Details: Highlights of this lot of decorative antique poetry is the lone exception, a beautiful copy of "The Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott; and a lovely illustrated edition of "Come Into the Garden Maude" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson; and a signed, limited edition "Verse of the New West," published in 1931 by the Idaho poet Irene Grissom.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Note that the spine of the Tennyson volume is cracked and peeling.
 
Lot 6240

$25

Title: Shirl Goedike
Author: Alfred Frankenstein
Publisher: Hammer Publishing
City: New York
Year: 1978
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 91 pages
Width: 11" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed by both the artist and the author. The latter's signature appears on front endpaper, the former's on blank preliminary page over the date February 2, 1979 and the name of city of San Jose.  Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.  Folding pamphlet with list of exhibited works is laid in.
 
Lot 6241

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique color lithographs shown in the corresponding image. The botanical plates that make up this collection date from the nineteenth century. A number are taken from "The Botanical Register" (circa 1816-26). Others come from "Magazine of Botany" (1834-1849), E. J. Lowe's "Beautiful Leaved Plants" (Bell and Daldy, 1872), Thomas Nuttall's "The North American Sylvia" (1842-65), and "The Botanical Register" (1816-26). A number of the engravings have detached pages with nomenclature and description laid in. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Engravings are in excellent condition and preserved in archival-quality matting. Colors are bright and fresh. The largest of these matted engravings measures approximately 11.25" x 15". All remaining pieces measure approximately 11.25" x 14".
 
Lot 6242

$45

Details: This pair of antique indian or Native American moccasins are about 6" long. They are suede leather, with uppers made of brown twilled cotton, and trimmed with green welting and beads. No information concerning their origin is available.

This lot includes the items 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 moccasins are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Please note that the backs of the uppers are threadbare in places. Fortunately, all of the beading is intact.
 
Lot 6243

$90

Details: This lot includes the leaf from the Third Folio edition of the Collected Works of William Shakespeare (1663/4) shown in the corresponding image(s). This leaf is from King Henry VI, Part III (pages 503-504).

Shakespeare's plays were published in folio form for the first time in 1623, with subsequent editions in 1632, 1663, and 1685. The Third Folio was published by Philip Chetwinde. To the second impression of the Third Folio (1664) he added seven plays, including Pericles, Prince of Tyre and six others not now considered authentically Shakespearean. This edition is the rarest due to the fact that, as a result of the Great London Fire of 1666, many of the printed, yet undistributed volumes were destroyed.

Condition / Notes: This leaf shows faint water markings at margins, not affecting text. Two small holes can be seen near lower left corner. Light foxing is also visible. There are no tears, creasing or additional markings. Leaf measures approximately 8.5" x 13.25".
 
Lot 6244

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

- The Illustrated Guide for Modeling the Royal Yacht Fubbs, 1724 by William J. Romero - Dated 1997 by Pier Books/Dupont Communications - First Edition - Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 6245

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of nine fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern 20th century Canadian art. 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 6246

$200

Details: This vintage, eye-catching rooster looks like a carousel figure, but was designed as a decorative piece never intended to adorn a merry-go-round. Manufactured in Mexico of cast aluminum during the 1950s-1980s, this handsome piece stands about 56" tall and is 47" wide on a base 21" in diameter; and weighs 86 lbs. The use the Coca-Cola logo was not licensed.

The rooster is shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this item, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This figure is in very good condition with only a few minor flaws which are documented in the photographs. Please note the chipped paint near the left eye, and a little bit of retouching on the foremost point of the rooster's comb. There is a black scuff mark on the bottom right side of the saddle.
 
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