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Lot 6247

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of eleven fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern modern and contemporary art from eastern Europe and Russia. Artists represented include Batuz, Hatartalan, Naumovski, Mylnikov, Gaspard, Konionkov, Homura, Salakhov, and Saryan. The Homura book is signed by the artist. Two books concern Hungarian artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries. 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, and eight of them are in dust-jackets. Three come in slip-cases. All of them are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6248

$10

Details: This lot features the following group of antique New York state newspaper issues dating from the nineteenth century. Included in this group are a November 16, 1861 issue of the Atlas Argus, published in Albany, and the Rochester Weekly American of December 16, 1852. The former contains news items relating to the American Civil War, including accounts of fighting near Columbus, Kentucky, the war in Texas, a naval expedition to the Hatteras Inlet, and an article on "The History of the Rise and Progress of Secession in Missouri."
Condition / Notes: Both newspapers display tearing along folds, with loss of material and text. Loss to Rochester paper is substantial.
 
Lot 6249

$10

Title: Luggage Labels from the Great Age of Shipping: Twelve Decorative, Sticky Labels To Adorn Your Luggage - With an Introduction on the Era of the Liner -
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Victoria and Albert Museum
City: London
Year: 1985
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 8 pages plus 11 labels
Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in original illustrated wrappers. Books are in excellent condition.

Please note that this lot contains 20 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 6250

$90

Details: This lot includes two antique souvenir books, one commemorating the Battle of Gettysburg and the other containing photos of the 1893 Columbian Exposition world's fair in Chicago. The Gettysburg volume is undated, but appears to be from about the same period as the other book, i.e., early-mid 1890s. The Gettysburg photos bear the stamp of W.H. Tipton, "The Battlefield Photographer."

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. The spines show wear and are loose on these books, but still hold, and the covers show wear. The photographs are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6251

$50

Details: This lot features the following group of antique issues of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and Harper's Weekly dating from the era of the American Civil War. A great many of these contain full-page illustrations of military scenes and/or historical events, as well as a number of maps. Among these issues is that of July 22, 1865, with a front-cover sketch of the execution of those convicted of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln,

Condition / Notes: Newspapers may show signs of age/wear including chipping, small tears, foxing, etc.
 
Lot 6252

$40

Details: This lot includes the framed antique French lithographs in frames shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains caricatures, political cartoons and an 1824 portrait of Lafayette. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Matted and framed antique plates are well preserved land, with some light foxing visible. No tears, punctures, creasing or markings can be seen. Wooden frames may display minor wear.
 
Lot 6253

$15

Details: Images from the turn of the last century constitute this lot, which includes many photos, including albums, prints, and chromolithographs. Featured items include pictures of two Vice Presidential candidates from 1892: General John Bidwell, and the Prohibition candidate, James B. Cranfill of Texas. Also included in this lot are black and white and colored stereo viewer cards.

Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some of the photographs have faded. The large, poster-sized pictures the Vice Presidential candidates (and the other large picture) have tears. They've been stored rolled, and curl up unless held down.
 
Lot 6254

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of ten fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern modern and contemporary Italian art. Artists represented include Dorazio, Burri, Adami, Scanga, Magnelli, Bruni, Fontana, Pitigliani, and Baj. The books are shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: All of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets, and five of them come with slip-cases. All of them are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6255

$30

Title: Stowaways in Paradise: Two Boy Adventurers in Hawaii
Author: Don Blanding
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
City: New York
Year: 1946
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 233 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Danny / Ahola / (pictorial drawing appears on tail of the last letter "a" ) Happy days / to you. Adventure / and much joy / Don Blanding / (illegible month) 10, 1946."

Book is bound in blue cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design showing silhouette of surfer on a wave appears over title on front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is solid. Dan McCall's pictorial bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages show occasional pencil marginalia. Handsomely illustrated by the author, with a number double-page illustrations. Glossary of Hawaiian words appears at rear of volume.

This lot is from the personal estate library of Dan McCall (1940-2012), noted scholar and Cornell professor emeritus, author of over 20 titles, including "Jack the Bear"(1974), which was translated into a dozen languages and made into a feature Hollywood film in 1993. He was a much admired and appreciated professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Cornell, where he taught for over forty years.
 
Lot 6256

$40

Title: Geography Made Easy, Being an Abridgement of the American Universal Geography. Containing Astronomical Geography; Discovery and General Description of America; General View of the United States; Particular Accounts of the United States of America, and of All the Kingdoms, States and Republics in the Known World, in regard to Their Boundaries, Extent, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Productions, Population, Character, Government, Trade, Manufactures, Curiosities, History, &c. To Which Is Added, an Improved Chronological Table of Remarkable Events, from the Creation to the Present Time. Illustrated with Maps of the Countries Described. Calculated Particularly for the Use and Improvement of Schools and Academies in the United States of America
Author: Jedidiah Morse
Publisher: I. Thomas and E. T. Andrews
City: Boston
Year: 1794
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 432 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce copy of the fourth edition of this work, "abridged, corrected and enlarged by the author."

Antique volume is bound in full leather, with detaching spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and fraying at ends of spine. Minor loss of material can be seen at corners of covers. Binding is sound. Handwritten inscription to previous owner appears on front flyleaf. Age-toned pages display foxing. Illustrated with full-page maps. A significant portion of the map of the United States has been excised, leaving visible only the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and the eastern portion of Massachusetts. Frontispiece map of the world, plate depicting artificial sphere and Copernican system, as well as maps of Europe, Asia, the Travels of St. Paul, Palestine and the Holy Land, the Journeys of Jesus Christ and Africa are present and intact.
 
Lot 6257

$10

Title: Stipo Pranyko: Retrospectiva
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Fundacion Cesar Manrique
City: Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Year: 1999
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 308 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75"
Condition / Notes: Volumes shows light external wear. Book is firmly bound. Pages are clean and bright. Bilingual in Spanish and English (captions in Spanish only).
 
Lot 6258

$60

Details: This interesting lot of contains vintage automobile and railroad materials from the 1930s through the 1960s, a 1967 Soap Box Derby rulebook, World's Fair ephemera from both the Chicago and New York exhibitions of the 1930s, several old pouches from a Schenectady bank, and an old bank book covering the period 1925-36. Also included are maps, manufacturer's auto paint sample booklets, and automotive tool and parts guides.
Condition / Notes: This material is in very good condition, with some soiling and signs of use.
 
Lot 6259

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique tinted lithographs shown in the corresponding image. These pieces are illustrations for children's literature drawn by two of its most celebrated illustrators, Arthur Rackham and Beatrix Potter. The Rackham illustrations are for "Rip Van Winckle," "Peter Pan" and other works, the Potter drawings are for the English fairy tales "Tom Thumb" and "The Tale of Two Bad Mice." A chromolithograph from circa 1860 is also present (caption reads "Ned the Whipper-in descended with great gallantry.").
Condition / Notes: Matted engravings are well preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are bright.
 
Lot 6260

$40

Title: The Daydream
Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson - Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language.

Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "In the Valley of Cauteretz," "Break, Break, Break," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," "Tears, Idle Tears," and "Crossing the Bar." Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was written to commemorate his best friend Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet and fellow student at Trinity College, Cambridge, who was engaged to Tennyson's sister, but died from a brain hemorrhage before they could marry. Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including "Idylls of the King," "Ulysses," and "Tithonus." During his career, Tennyson attempted drama, but his plays enjoyed little success.

A number of phrases from Tennyson's work have become commonplaces of the English language, including "Nature, red in tooth and claw," "'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all," "Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die," "My strength is as the strength of ten, / Because my heart is pure," "Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers," and "The old order changeth, yielding place to new." He is the ninth most frequently quoted writer in "The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations."

Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company
City: New York
Year: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 10.25" Height: 13"
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and elaborate multichromatic gilt pictorial designs to front cover. Book shows external wear, with markings to rear cover and minor loss of material at lightly bumped outside corners. Binding is slightly shaken, with flyleaves of decorated endpapers detached. Faint water markings are visible along bottom edge of several pages. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and full-page engravings after drawings by Harper, Woodward, Fenn, Copeland, et al.
 
Lot 6261

$45

Book Details: Perhaps the most interesting thing aobut this selection of antique literature is a 1738 copy of "Comus, a Mask" (or, as we would spell it today, "a Masque") -- the script of a playlet based on Milton. Other items include beautifully leather-bound copies of Lord Byron's works (1820), poems by Robert Buchanan (1866), and Fenelon's "Les Aventures de Telemaque."

Condition / Notes: These books are in generally good condition for their age. The leather shows wear (and has acquired a nice patina), but it is not flaking.
 
Lot 6262

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique color lithographs shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains numerous nineteenth-century images of New York City and New York State. Among the more notable are illustrations are a ferry view of Niagara Falls and a panorama of the city of Utica, as well as a view of the village of Aurora and Cayuga Lake (dated 1848). 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 20" x 16.75", the smaller ones 14" x 10.25".
 
Lot 6263

$20

Title: Kalev Mark Kostabi: The Early Years
Author: Various
Publisher: Vanity Press
City: New York
Year: 1990
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 524 pages
Width: 11" Height: 15"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this work. Inscription on title page reads "FOR / STEVE NEUMANN, / THANKS FOR THE GREAT DESIGNS / MARK KOSTABI / 6-6-1991."

Large folio volume is bound in red cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine and pictorial design to front cover. Text shows occasional pencil markings and marginalia. Book is otherwise in excellent condition. Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear.
 
Lot 6264

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on French art of the 19th and 20th century shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Pierre Bonnard: The Graphic Art" (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989) and "Edgar Degas: The Painter as Printmaker" (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1984). 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 6265

$20

Title: The Ebbing of the Tide: South Sea Stories
Author: Louis Becke - George Lewis Becke (or Louis Becke) was an Australian short-story writer and novelist.

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1896
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 292 pages plus 7 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gray cloth, with stamped gray lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. Book shows light soiling to covers, with darkening of spine. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 6266

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of seven fine quality, large-format books, almost all of which concern contemporary Spanish and Latin American art. Artists represented include Llona, Lam, Cabre, Grau-Garriga, Carbonell, Roca-Sastre, and Velasquez. 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. They are in very good or excellent condition.
 
Lot 6267

$80

Title: Tenting on the Plains or General Custer in Kansas and Texas
Author: Elizabeth B. Custer
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1887
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 702 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: A lengthy memoir of Custer, by his devoted wife, generally considered her best book on their western life together. The second of Libbie Custer's three books (the others were "Boots and Saddles," 1885, and "Following the Guidon," 1890),
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial design depicting sword to spine. Front cover bears original decoration of crossed flags and cutlasses, and in gold gilt a medal with Custer's name engraved. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and fraying at ends of spine. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners and at top margin of front cover. Binding is detached at rear hinge. Front hinge is cracked. Text block is shaken. Index card with previous owner's name attached to lower half of half title page. Pages show occasional marginal markings (generally light smudging). Illustrated with tissued frontispiece portrait of General Custer and twenty eight full-page black and white line illustrations, several by Frederick Remington. Among these illustrations are four small maps.
 
Lot 6268

$70

Title: Jean Deyrolle: Catalogue Raisonne. Oeuvre peint, 1944-1967
Author: Georges Richar-Rivier
Publisher: Editions Cercle d'Art
City: Paris
Year: 1992
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 377 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6269

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique tinted lithographs of engravings shown in the corresponding image. These pieces are from the periodicals Leslie's and Harper's Weekly and offer scenes from nineteenth-century Western United States, including views of Salt Lake City, Fort Smith in Arkansas, Pike's Peak, Mount Shasta, Sacramento City, Crescent City, Fort Vancouver. Of particular note is a depiction of gold panning on the Mokelumne River in Northern California. 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. Sizes vary, with the largest of these pieces measuring approximately 15.25" x 12.25", the smallest 14" x 9".
 
Lot 6270

$50

Details: This lot consists of a Kodak Cine Ektanon lens (152 mm f/4.5) for 16mm film cameras, in original box, a slide magnifier, and many boxes of vintage photographic slides, including views of the 1964 World's Fair and the burned-out buildings in Washington D.C. following the 1968 riots. Also included are scenes pertinent to a career in the U.S. Marines: slides of Armed Forces Day displays, Camp LeJeune, and more personal shots of Christmas trees and weddings from the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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 appear to be in excellent condition with some age/wear to the storage containers.
 
Lot 6271

$120

Title: Philip Trager: New York
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
City: Middletown, Connecticut
Year: 1980
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 11.75" Height: 11.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited first edition signed by the artist. This is copy number 75 of 100. Accompanied by an original 10 1/2' x 10 1/2' silver print in folder of the cover image, signed in pencil by the artist in lower right corner.

Book is in excellent condition. Price-clipped dust jacket shows light shelfwear. Volume is in well-preserved slipcase.
 
Lot 6272

$15

Title: Catalogue raisonne de peintre Abel Lauvray (1870-1950)
Author: Lionel Jaubert, Yves Jaubert
Publisher: Editeur APAL "Les Amis du Peintre Abel Lauvray"
City: Paris
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 227 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: Volume shows mild sunning to spine. Book is otherwise in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6273

$15

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 D. Torbett's "Life: A Novelization of Thompson Buchanan's Play" (Grosset & Dunlap, 1915), illustrated with photographs of scenes from the play, and T. R. Sullivan's "The Courage of Conviction: A Novel" (Scribner's 1902). 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 6274

$250

Title: Portrait of Thomas Williams
Artist:
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Features: Original
Print Year: circa 1800
Width: 14.0" Height: 17.75"
Art Notes: An example of American Primitive School of the 18th century, with image of small boy dressed as a girl. A small piece of antique paper is affixed to the reverse side, with the inscription "Thomas Williams / my Father / Eliza (illegible name)."
Condition: This original folk art oil painting shows small chip in upper left-hand side. Reverse of canvas may have been relined and undergone retouching.
 
Lot 6275

$1,400

Title: Three Graces
Artist: Erte
Medium: Sculpture
Features: Limited
Print Year: 1988
Width: 13.0" Height: 16.0"
Art Notes: This is a limited edition sculpture featuring The Three Graces of beauty, charm and elegance. It is number 311 of 375. It is one of a collection of 18 pieces entitled "Erte: Image in Bronze."

Erte signed his name in wax from which a stamp was made and approved. Each cast is stamped and numbered.

This edition was published and distributed by Fine Art Acquisitions Ltd. of New York. The sculpture was cast using the lost-wax process at the Joel Meisner Foundry and at the Fine Art Acquisitions Ltd. foundry under the supervision of Joel Meisner Foundry.

Condition: Sculpture shows beautifully with soft tones and patina. Generally, only faint age/wear indications can be found, there are some flakes to the paint on the two figures flanking the pendulum, caused by movement of the pendulum.
 
Lot 6276

$150

Title: Bust of a Man
Artist: Giancarlo
Medium: Sculpture
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1978
Width: 9.0" Height: 19.0"
Art Notes: This untitled bronze bust of an anonymous, middle-aged man is signed and dated ('78) by the artist Giancarlo. It stands 19" high on its black marble base, which is 6" square.
Condition: This piece is in excellent, undamaged condition.
 
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