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Lot 7032

$70

Details: Antique ephemera of several types make up this interesting lot, including classic and antique valentines (some die-cut), trade cards and chromolithographs, postcards, envelope covers with postage and correspondence, etc. Over 150 items are included in the lot.

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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.




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Lot 7033

$25

Title: The Song of Bernadette
Author: Franz Werfel - Franz Viktor Werfel was an Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet whose career spanned World War I, the Interwar period, and World War II. He is primarily known as the author of "The Forty Days of Musa Dagh" (1933, English tr. 1934, 2012), a novel based on events that took place during the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and "The Song of Bernadette" (1941), a novel about the life and visions of the French Catholic saint Bernadette Soubirous, which was made into a Hollywood film of the same name.
Translor: Ludwig Lewisohn - Ludwig Lewisohn was an outspoken critic of American Jewish assimilation, novelist and translator, known for his novel The Island Within. He wrote several autobiographies, translated German literature and wrote the preface to the first English language edition of Otto Rank's seminal work "Art and Artist." He also authored several works on Judaica and Zionism.
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1942
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 575 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-signed first edition Inscription appears upside down on rear flyleaf. It reads "To / June (illegible name) / dedicated / by / Franz Werfel / B. Hills / 1943."

Volume shows shelfwear, with darkening to spine. Interior is clean and without markings.

Later dust jacket is intact, also showing shelfwear.

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Lot 7034

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of artist-signed posters shown in the corresponding image. These posters are by pop artist Michael Albert are collages made up of letters and images from cereal boxes, magazines and soup cans, etc., as well as corporate logos, that are reassembled to recreate the wording of famous documents. This particular group contains the Gettysburg Address, Hamlet's soliloquy "To be or not to be," and "The Number Pi."

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Condition / Notes: Posters are as new.

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Lot 7035

$45

Title: The Masterpieces of French Art: Being a Biographical History of Art in France, from the Earliest Period to and including the Salon of 1882
Author: Louis Viardot - Louis Viardot was a French writer, art critic and translator.
Editor: William A. Armstrong
Publisher: Gebbie & Co., Publishers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1883
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 12" Height: 15.5"
Book Details: Brief art history and monographs on French artists are accompanied by engraved reproductions of French art, fifty in each volume.
Condition / Notes: Antique cloth-bound portfolios with bright gilt lettering to front cover show external wear, with second volume displaying faint water markings and chipping at bottom edge of rear cover. Loose pages are clean and without markings. Reproductions on heavy stock still have tissue guards. This set contains a total of 70 plates, including photogravures and wood engravings.

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Lot 7036

$45

Title: Kelly's Handbook to the Upper Ten Thousand for 1879, Containing about Twenty Thousand Names of the Titled, Landed & Official Classes
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Kelly and Co.
City: London
Year: 1879
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxii/785 plus 1 page of index and 36 pages of advertisments
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering and elaborate decorative designs. Book shows external wear, with chipping at ends of spine, rubbing to rear cover and small paper sticker attached to upper margin of front cover. Hinges are cracked. Marbled-edged pages are clean and without markings. Entries appear in double columns.

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Lot 7037

$175

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on modern and contemporary Italian art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an artist-inscribed and signed limited edition of "Ezio Gribaudo: il peso del concreto" (Edizioni d'Arte Fratelli Pozzo, c.1969, in cardboard) slipcase, an artist-inscribed "Lazzaro Donati of Florence" (Schwarz editore, 1963) and "Enzo Plazzotta: A Catalogue Raisonne" (Trefoil Books Ltd, 1986). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 7038

$55

Title: The Chinese as They Are; Their Moral and Social Character, Manners, Customs, and Language, with Remarks on Their Arts and Sciences, Their Medical Skill, the Extent of Mission Enterprise, &C Containing Also, Illustrative and Corroborative Notes, Additional Chapters on the Ancient and Modern History, Ancient and Modern Intercourse, Population, Government, Political State, Civilization, Education, Literature, Etc. of the Chinese. Compiled from Authentic Sources
Author: E. G. Squier, G. Tradescent Lay
Publisher: Geo. Jones
City: Albany
Year: 1843
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: iv/116 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and chipping to spine. Binding is sound. Pages display occasional foxing, concentrated at ends of text block. Text is in double columns.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7039

$25

Title: Le suicide ancien et moderne: etude historique, philosophique, morale et statistique
Author: A. Legoyt - Alfred Legoyt was a French statistician.
Publisher: A. Drouin, Libraire-Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/468 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is rebound in black cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Tightly-bound book shows very light shelfwear. Original wrappers are bound in. Pages show faint staining and light foxing.

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Lot 7040

$45

Title: Homage to Catalonia
Author: George Orwell - Eric Arthur Blair, known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist. His work is marked by clarity, intelligence and wit, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and belief in democratic socialism.

Considered perhaps the 20th century's best chronicler of English culture, Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (1949) and the allegorical novella "Animal Farm" (1945), which together have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author. His book "Homage to Catalonia" (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, is widely acclaimed, as are his numerous essays on politics, literature, language and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

Orwell's work continues to influence popular and political culture, and the term Orwellian—descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices—has entered the vernacular with several of his neologisms, such as doublethink, thoughtcrime, and thought police
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
City: New York
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/232 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "Homage to Catalonia" is political journalist and novelist George Orwell's personal account of his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War. The first edition was published in 1938. The book was not published in the United States until February 1952. The American edition has a preface written by Lionel Trilling.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in yellow cloth, with green lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design showing a rose and bayonet appears in lower right corner of front cover. Volume shows light external wear, with darkening to spine and mild soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright

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Lot 7041

$150

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on modern & contemporary French & Belgian art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Michel Guerin's "J.-L. Forain: Lithographie. Catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre lithographie de l'artiste." (Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1980) and volumes 1 and 2 of Francois Daulte's "L'oeuvre lithographique de Roland Oudot, 1930-1958/1958-1973" (Bibliotheque des Arts, 1972/1974).

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Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 7042

$25

Details: This small, homemade, wooden trunk dates from the mid-19th century, and is covered with deerskin. It measures 18" x 10" x 8", and has a wrought iron lock. The raw, unfinished wood inside looks like oak.
Condition / Notes: Condition is consonant with this trunk's age and utility. It is missing its handle, and the leather is dry and bald in places.

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Lot 7043

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of limited edition books in decorative binding and/or slipcases shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Prince" (Folio Society, 1970) and Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" (The Franklin Library, 1974).

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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.





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Lot 7044

$80

Title: Denslow's Humpty Dumpty and Other Stories
Author: W. W. Denslow - William Wallace Denslow, usually credited as W. W. Denslow, was an illustrator and caricaturist remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Denslow was an editorial cartoonist with a strong interest in politics, which has fueled political interpretations of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

Publisher: M. A. Donohue & Co. Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1903
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: Donohue reprint of the Dillingham edition featuring the first six of the Denslow picture book pamphlets of 1903.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth, with black lettering to spine and front cover. Bright color pastedown showing title character in conversation with others can be seen on front cover. Book shows external wear, with moisture markings to rear cover and staining along top edge of front cover. A few fragments of (discolored) pasted paper can also be seen over lettering of title. Binding is sound. Interior is clean, with many bright color illustrations of classic tales.

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Lot 7045

$60

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on applied arts 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 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: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $67.00
Lot 7046

$90

Title: Postcards from Trakl
Author: Bill Jensen - Bill Jensen is a notable painter born in Minneapolis, MN. He is renowned for his take on Abstract and Expressionist styles of work. Jensen’s work is known for its use of shapes and imagery in large spaces on the canvas. Many consider the artist’s pieces to be eerie and dark. His influences come from other artists such as Arthur Dove (American, 1880–1946) and Albert Pinkham Ryder (American, 1847–1917). (courtesy of artnet. com), John Yau - John Yau is an American poet and critic who lives in New York City. He received his B.A. from Bard College in 1972 and his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College in 1978. He has published over 50 books of poetry, artists' books, fiction, and art criticism.


Publisher: Universal Limited Art Editions, Inc.
City: West Islip, New York
Year: 1994
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11.5" Height: 13.5"
Book Details: A collaborative effort between abstract painter Bill Jensen and poet John Yau that celebrates the memory of the Austrian Expressionist poet and author Georg Trakl (1887-1914).
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is an unsigned and unnumbered copy. Limitation page states this to be part of an edition of seventy-five.

Book in original white wrappers and cover are in excellent condition.

Content identified on limitation page as "thirteen printings made from twelve copper plates on Lana Gravure paper and one woodcut on T. H. Saunders paper printed with an etching press by Hitoshi Kido, John Lund, Ji-hong Shi, Bruce Wankel, and Craig Zammiello. Plates preserved for further consideration.

Twenty-five text printins from twenty-two hand-set poems, title, dedication, and colophon in Times Roman printed with letterpress by Bruce Wankel."



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Lot 7047

$45

Title: Travels in Some Parts of North America, in the Years 1804, 1805, & 1806
Author: Robert Sutcliff
Publisher: B. & T. Kite
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1812
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/289 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in red cloth, with gilt lettering to black spine label. Covers show mild soiling. New endpapers are clean and without markings. Lightly age-toned pages display sporadic light foxing. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece of Niagara Falls.

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Lot 7048

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on travel and exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed first printing of "The Odyssey of Cabeza de Vaca" (The Century Co., 1933) by Morris Bishop, and Carleton Beals's "Banana Gold" (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1932), with illustrations by Carlos Merida.

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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.

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Lot 7049

$20

Title: I Want! I Want!: Printed, Not Published, for the Friends of A. Edward Newton
Author: A. Edward Newton - Alfred Edward Newton was an American author, publisher, and avid book collector. He is best known for his book "Amenities of Book Collecting" (1918) which sold over 25,000 copies. At the time of his death, it was estimated that he had approximately 10,000 books in his collection, focusing on English and American literary works, the major part of which were auctioned by Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York in April, May, and October 1941. Highlights of the sale included the autograph manuscripts of Thomas Hardy's novel "Far From the Madding Crowd" and Charles Lamb's essay "Dream Children." However, the fall in rare book prices steadily through the Great Depression meant that many sold lots brought only a fraction of prices they would have realized at the time of the Jerome Kern sale in 1929. The three volume Newton sale catalogue remains a useful reference for literature collectors.
Publisher: Oak Knoll
City: Daylesford, Pennsylvania
Year: 1932
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 16 unnumbered pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique pamphlet is string bound in original printed blue wrappers. Booklet shows light creasing to lower outside corner of rear cover and is otherwise in excellent condition. Illustrated with frontispiece reproduction of William Blake's 1793 print of the same name.

Accompanied by original mailing envelope addressed in Newton's hand.

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Lot 7050

$20

Details: In this diverse lot of estate collectibles and ephemera are a child's Hopalong Cassidy breakfast set, a delightful collection of antique souvenir folders of European cities and Boston, a 1923 calendar, a Japanese-style powder box, an empty, Bicentennial commemorative Ballantine beer can, and a 1918 photograph of Fort (then Camp) Dix.
Condition / Notes: The Hopalong Cassidy bowl is badly cracked, but the mug is in fairly good condition with only a minor rim chip. The souvenir folders are in very good condition. The bottom has separated from the powder box, and the rim is worn. The Camp Dix photograph has been framed, but has developed two cracks. The beer can is in excellent shape, as is the calendar with an idealized portrait of Franz Schubert on it.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7051

$35

Details: This rare, handmade ice fishing lure is made of stained and painted wood with metal fins and tail. Its eyes, which are made of rhinestones, glitter realistically. The lure is 7" long, 1-1/2" high, and 2" wide.
Condition / Notes: The lure is in excellent condition.

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Lot 7052

$35

Book Details: Histories of printing, publishing, and bookselling are included in this lot. Works on typography are present, as is a book on American literary magazines of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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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


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Lot 7053

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Limited Editions Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are James Boswell's "The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D." (1974), with marginal notes and markings from a copy annotated by Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi and illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson, and Rudyard Kipling's "Tales of East and West" (1973, signed by illustrator), selected by Bernard Bergonzi and illustrated by Charles Raymond.

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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.



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Lot 7054

$45

Title: Regional Anatomy in Its Relation to Medicine and Surgery. Volume I
Author: George McClellan
Publisher: Self-published
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1894
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 436 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows significant external wear, with loss of material to foot of spine and at outside corners. Rear cover displays scuffing. Front hinge is weak. Bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with many vivid chromolithographic plates.

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Lot 7055

$250

Details: Old photographs are powerfully evocative, and these are no exception. Most of these vintage and antique photos are family photos. Included among them is a large picture of hydroelectric turbines, eight 5" x 7" glass negatives (including two of a railroad car), coal mining photos, a packet of photos of turn of the century missionaries to Africa, and some pictures that indicate a Ukrainian heritage. All of these photos originated in upstate New York.

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Condition / Notes: These photos are generally in good condition. Some older ones have faded to light sepia. The glass negatives are intact.

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Lot 7056

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Trattato della coltivazione delle viti e del frutto che se ne puo cavare by Giovanvettorio Soderini - Dated 1806 by Dalla Societa Tipografica de' Classici ItalianiThis work is bound together with Piero Vettori's "Trattato..." Also illustated with a frontispiece portrait of the author.
- Trattato di Piero Vettori delle lodi & della coltivazione degli ulivi colle annotazioni del Dott. Giuseppe Bianchini di Prato e di Domenico M. Manni by Piero Vettori - Dated 1806 by Dalla Societa Tipografica de' Classici ItalianiAntique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with red cloth backstrip. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to boards and minor loss at corners. Lower edge of rear boards also has small loss of material. Binding is firm. Title page and initial pages of text display faint water markings. Scattered light foxing can also be seen on these and remaining pages of text. Illustrated with well-preserved frontispiece portrait of the author.


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Lot 7057

$60

Title: Korean Sketches
Author: James S. Gale - James S. Gale was a Canadian Presbyterian missionary, educator and Bible translator in Korea.


Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
City: New York
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: "Comparatively little has as yet been written that gives an idea of Korean life and character. After some nine years of intimate association with this quaintest and oldest of living races, I have put these sketches together, believing that they give a correct picture of the Hermit people as it is, and as it has been since the long forgotten days before our Anglo-Saxon race came into existence. May they be instrumental in drawing young men and women into deeper sympathy with our brothers and sisters of the Hermit Kingdom!" (Author's preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gray cloth, with red lettering and black decorative design to spine. Front cover has title and author's name in stamped black lettering, with pictorial design at center with red ornamental designs. Book displays moderate external wear, with darkening to spine and very light soiling of covers. Binding is sound. Library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Small church stamp appears on front flyleaf, tissue guard and title page. These last two show smudging to fore edge. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece and photographic plates.

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Lot 7058

$20

Book Details: Scholars of U.S. history and literature will appreciate these references, which consist of "U.S.iana (1650-1950): A Selective Bibliography in Which Are Desxcribed 11,620 Uncommon and Significant Books Relating to the Continental Portion of the United States," (Compiled by Wright Howes, published by R.R. Bowker & Co. for The Newberry Library, 1962); and "A Full Howes: A Catalogue of Books and Pamphlets Listed in Wright Howes' 'U.S.iana'" (John H. Jenkins, Austin, TX, 1981).
Condition / Notes: Both volumes are in very good or good condition. Please note the fraying around the edges of the hardcover book.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 7059

$130

Title: A Trip to Shanland
Author: Mrs. H. W. Mix
Publisher: Karen Mission Press
City: Toungoo, Burma
Year: 1892
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 60 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 5.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare missionary history signed by its author on title page. Inscription at top margin reads "Electa P. Dye / Compliments of / H. W. Mix."

Antique volume is bound in original printed paper wrappers. Booklet shows loss of material to spine, minor loss at outside corners and faint water markings. Binding is sound. Interior is clean and bright.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7060

$60

Book Details: Although this lot consists primarily of bibliographies of 20th c. literary figures, writers on other topics, such as politics and art, are present. Authors include Vladimir Nabokov, Gertrude Stein, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Woodrow Wilson, Edmund Wilson, Anton Chekhov, John Ruskin, Thomas De Quincy, and Edward Hutton. 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


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Lot 7061

$30

Title: How To Build a Rowboat
Author: Edson B. Schock
Publisher: The Rudder Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 26 pages plus plans and advertisements
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to front cover. Gilt pictorial design representing rowboat with two occupants can be seen in lower right corner of front cover. Book shows external wear, with scuffing and spotting to covers. Binding is shaken. Pages display occasional foxing and/or smudging. Minor staining can be seen in lower half of one page of plans. Contains full-page plans, in-text illustrations and publisher's illustrated advertisements.

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Lot 7062

$45

Book Details: These four books are all about constructing model ships -- antique and modern warships, merchantmen, and racing yachts. Publication dates range from the 1920s up to the year 2000; "Sailing Ship Models" (1924) is a limited edition, #277 out of 1750.
Condition / Notes: These books are in very good or excellent condition.


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Lot 7063

$55

Title: An Account of the Construction, and Embellishment of Old Time Ships
Author: John R. Stevens
Publisher: John R. Stevens
City: Toronto
Year: 1949
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: ix/176 plus 39 plates
Width: 13" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is number 251 of 500.


Spiral-bound volume in black, pebbled flexible covers shows light external wear. Initial blank preliminary page displays faint water stain to fore edge. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with in-text & full-page b&w drawings, photographic plates and 4 fold-outs.

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