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Lot 7224

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of three antique United States maps shown in the corresponding image. The oldest of these is an 1814 color map of the United States, showing the states and territories existing at the time, with areas east of the Mississippi clearly outlined, while those to the west are designated as Louisiana. This map was published in Liverpool by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon. The remaining maps are both color county maps of Maine, one published in 1860 by S. Augustus Mitchell, the other by Johnson & Browning in 1861. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Maps are well preserved, showing light spotting, small tears at edges or very minor creasing at margins. Colors show well.

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: $6.50
Lot 7225

$20

Title: Pink Furniture: A Tale for Lovely Children with Noble Natures
Author: A. E. Coppard - Alfred Edgar Coppard was an English writer, noted for his influence on the short story form, and poet.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
City: London
Year: 1930
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 251 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition. Author's signature appears on limitation page. This is number 84 of 150.

Antique volume is bound in vellum, with gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Contains 25 full-page illustrations by Nancy Bankart Gurney.

Intact dust jacket shows small tears at corners and ends of spine.

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Lot 7226

$15

Book Details: Literary history and criticism is the main thread of this large shelf lot, which includes a number of volumes on the Middle Ages (and later), including volumes on early lyrics in the British isles. Another theme is the making of books. Other works consider the contributions of individual writers.

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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


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: $53.50
Lot 7227

$25

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited elephant folio edition of "Arranz Bravo" (Ambit Serveis Editorials, 1989) by Lluis Permanyer and Gloria Picazo's "Riera i Arago" (Ediciones Poligrafa, 1993).

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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.


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: $44.00
Lot 7228

$90

Title: Unprotected Females in Norway; or, the Pleasantest Way of Travelling There, Passing through Denmark and Sweden. With Scandinavian Sketches from Nature
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: G. Routledge & Co.
City: London
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 294 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and narrow cracking along rear edge of spine. Binding is sound. Tile pages displays light soiling. Scattered light foxing is visible on pages of text. Illustrated with numerous vignettes and color plates offering depiction of traditional dress.

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 7229

$30

Book Details: Twentieth century classic, collectible literature characterizes this lot, whose authors include Kurt Vonnegut, Allen Ginsberg, May Sarton, Olive Schreiner, John Ciardi, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. A few canonical writers from earlier centuries are also represented, including Thackeray, Bulwer Lytton, and Robert Herrick.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 7230

$60

Details: Four coin sets comprise this lot, all of them in protective cases, of which two look uncirculated. Included are a Bicentennial commemorative set with Eisenhower dollar, Kennedy half-dollar, and Washington quarter; a collection of steel pennies from 1943; "Two Silver Classics" (Mercury dime and Walking Liberty half-dollar); and "The American Legacy Collection" (Indian penny, Buffalo nickel, Mercury dime, silver Washington quarter, and Walking Liberty half-dollar). Also included is an uncirculated penny minted in 2000.

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Condition / Notes: The condition of the circulated coins ("Silver Classics" and "American Legacy" sets) varies from pretty good to pretty well-worn.

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Lot 7231

$10

Title: The Badge of Honor: An Anthology of Contemporary Verse by American Poets
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Poetry House
City: New York
Year: 1941
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 724 pages plus unnumbered pages listing authors
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, with signed poem by contributor Frances Barber on front flyleaf.

Volume is bound in quarter red cloth with gilt lettering and gray cloth boards with blue lettering on gilt. Book shows light external wear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings.

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: $6.50
Lot 7232

$225

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Ralph Goings: Essay/Interview" (Harry N. Abrams, inc., Publishers, 1988) by Linda Chase, and "Tom Wesselmann" (Cantz Verlag, 1996).

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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 7233

$175

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on modern and contemporary German art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Hans Thuar, 1887-1945: Ein rheinisher Expressionist" (Verlag Aurel Bongers, 1984, in cardboard slipcase), "Kurt Kranz: Early Form Sequences, 1927-1932/Fruhe Form-Reihen, 1927-1932" (Verlag Hans Christains, 1975) by Hans Richter et al., and "Peter Sorge: Werkverzeichnis der Radierungen, Lithografien und Handzeichnungen, 1963-1979" (Verlag der Galerie Poll, 1979).

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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.

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: $25.50
Lot 7234

$40

Title: Journey Through a Thousand Meditations
Author: Edmund Bordeaux Szekely
Publisher: Mille Meditations
City: Tierra del Sol
Year: 1963
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: "Journey Through a Thousand Meditations," by Edmund Bordeaux Szekely, was privately printed 1963 and which aims to synthesize the spiritual wisdom of almost all cultures from all eras. Its eighteen chapters include sections on eastern, western, central and Native American, and Egyptian religions, what guidance can be derived from them, and their interplay with nature. Printed on special textured handmade paper, the work is not bound like a conventional book, but consists of many folios on a single topic.

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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: $6.50
Lot 7235

$30

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on 18th and 19th-century British art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "William Morris by Himself: Designs and Writings" (New York Graphic Society, 1988) and "Marcellus Laroon" (Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, 1967) by Robert Raines. 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.

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: $25.50
Lot 7236

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" (Random House, 1965) and "Oeuvres de Jean Racine" (Dabo et Tremblay, Libraires, 1819), in two volumes.

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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.



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 7237

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on medieval and early modern English literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A List of English Tales and Prose Romances Printed before 1740" (Burt Franklin, 1971) and Sir Edmund Chambers' "The English Folk-Play" (Oxford U. P., 1969). 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: $10.50
Lot 7238

$15

Title: The Dangers of Spiritualism: Being Records of Personal Experiences with Notes and Comments and Five Illustrations
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Sands & Co.
City: London
Year: 1904
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 153 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Title page states author to be "a member of the Society for Psychical Research."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped olive green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with small tear at lower outside corner of front cover and darkening to spine and edges of covers. Lower portion of spine displays traces of removed library label. Binding is firm. Antique library stamp can be seen on title page. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with 5 plates, two of which are detached, with large fold-out plate now laid in at front of volume. This last plate shows tear along top central fold.

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 7239

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of books illustrated with chromolithographs, including the titles "Christmas Delights" (McLoughlin Bros., 1905, in linen covers), part of the Ding-Dong Bell series, and "Mother Goose Jingles" (Charles E. Graham & Col, n.d.).

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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.


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 7240

$20

Title: Words That Must Somehow Be Said: Selected Essays of Kay Boyle, 1927-1984
Author: Kay Boyle - Kay Boyle was an American writer, educator, and political activist.
Editor: Elizabeth S. Bell
Publisher: North Point Press
City: San Francisco
Year: 1985
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/262 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This first edition of this collection of essays is accompanied by a handwritten letter signed by Kay Boyle. Letter dated May 30, 1961 reads "Dear Robin - / I don't know if you know this / paper - It is an interesting one, / or, wonderfully enough, a very / successful one. The editorial / page is normally very stimulating, / & in spite of the unpopular / views expressed, it has a wide / circulation in Pennsylvania. / Do not bother to return copies. I / have already read ten. / Best, Kay. " Postscript along side reads "There is a nice filling and easy recipe / in this number." Second sheet contains handwritten address. Both are on author's stationery.

Volume shows light spotting to top and fore edges. Book is otherwise in excellent condition. Dust jacket displays light shelfwear.

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 7241

$30

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"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

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: $23.50
Lot 7242

$20

Book Details: These books were written during, or are studies of, the Renaissance and late Middle Ages in Europe. Topics are wide-ranging, including lives of saints, Sir Walter Raleigh's report on the discovery and exploration of Guiana, a 1602
social satire by Sir David Lyndesay circa x, Francis Bacon's "Historie of Life and Death," "Proverbia Communia," an early Dutch collection of proverbs (with English translation), and "Bibliography of English Printed Tragedy 1565-1900."

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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


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: $0
Lot 7243

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of deluxe and special printings shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed limited edition of "The Silver Chalice" (Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952) by Thomas B. Costain, and Stendhal's "Scarlet and Black: A Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century" (The Folio Society, 1965), translated and with an introduction by Margaret R. B. Shaw and wood engravings by Frank Martin.

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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.

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: $15.50
Lot 7244

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of Thomas L. Raymond's "Stephen Crane" (The Carteret Book Club, 1923) and "Thackerayana: Notes and Anecdotes" (Chatto & Windus, 1901). 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: $10.50
Lot 7245

$90

Details: Antique holiday ephemera is the theme of this lot, which features antique postcards, vintage Christmas ornaments, and vintage unused children's Christmas cards, and holiday books. Centerpiece of the lot is a delightful old miniature trunk which holds about 200 antique postcards. These are turn of the century decorative ones, including general and holiday greetings. A box labeled "Grandma's Old Ornaments" holds 1930s-vintage glass and tinsel trimmings.

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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.

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: $17.50
Lot 7246

$45

Title: Vers les Ueles par la Voie du Nil
Author: Robert P. Pflieger
Publisher: J.-E. Goossens
City: Brussels
Year: 1929
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 157 pages plus 66 plates
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Book Details: Documents 1928 voyage by ship from Marseille to Egypt and along Nile to Khartoum. Contains numerous images of indigenous peoples and local fauna.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited first edition of this work. It is copy number 44 of 100 on hollande Van Gelder.

Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and crisp. Illustrated with 66 sepia photo plates and color frontispiece map.

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: $6.50
Lot 7247

$100

Details: This collection of pennies covers every decade of the 20th century but the first one. Pennies are organized by year in small manila envelopes or rolls. This is a large collection that weighs over 38 pounds.

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Condition / Notes: These pennies have been in circulation and are in various states of wear. Most are in rolls and could not be examined.

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Lot 7248

$20

Title: Aphorismen aud der Menschen-Kunde und Lebens-Philosophie; Franzosisch und deutsch herausgegeben von Friedrich Schulz. Eine Nachlese zu de la Rochefoucault's bekanntem Werke
Author: Francois de la Rochefoucauld - François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. The view of human conduct his writings describe has been summed up by the words "everything is reducible to the motive of self-interest", though the term "gently cynical" has also been applied. Born in Paris in the Rue des Petits Champs, at a time when the royal court was oscillating between aiding the nobility and threatening it, he was considered an exemplar of the accomplished 17th-century nobleman. Until 1650, he bore the title of Prince de Marcillac.
Translor: Friedrich Schulz
Publisher: Friedrich Nicolovius
City: Konigsberg
Year: 1793
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 225/195 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather with paper-covered boards. Book shows significant external wear, with considerable loss of material to spine cover and rubbing to boards. Small loss of material is also visible along edges and at corners. Binding is sound. Flyleaves have been excised. Pages with red edges display occasional light foxing.

Two volumes bound as one. Bilingual edition in French and German.

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Lot 7249

$10

Book Details: The history of cartography, book illustration, and art prints is the focus of this book lot. Included are books on the history of map making of Brazil (in Portuguese), a more general work on "Decorative Printed Maps of the 15th to 18th Centuries," a discussion of Rowlandson's illustration of 18th c. English literature, and a book on art prints of the Renaissance. 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: $0
Lot 7250

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of pulp mysteries by such authors as Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, and Eric Stanley Gardner, as well as a number of book illustration plates, in color and sepia, by illustrators such as Beatrix Potter, Ethel F. Everett, Arthur Szyk , Harrison Fisher, Ruth Mary Hallock, and Pinocchio illustrations by H. Carter.

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: 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.

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: $10.50
Lot 7251

$15

Title: Gesammelte Werke/Collected Works: Series B. Scientific Review Papers, Talks, and Books/Wissenschaftliche Ubersichtsartikel, Vortrage und Bucher
Author: Werner Heisenberg - Werner Karl Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1932 "for the creation of quantum mechanics". Heisenberg, along with Max Born and Pascual Jordan, set forth the matrix formulation of quantum mechanics in 1925. In 1927 he published his uncertainty principle, upon which he built his philosophy and for which he is best known. He also made important contributions to the theories of the hydrodynamics of turbulent flows, the atomic nucleus, ferromagnetism, cosmic rays, and subatomic particles, and he was instrumental in planning the first West German nuclear reactor at Karlsruhe, together with a research reactor in Munich, in 1957. Considerable controversy surrounds his work on atomic research during World War II.

Following World War II, he was appointed director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics, which was soon thereafter renamed the Max Planck Institute for Physics. He was director of the institute until it was moved to Munich in 1958, when it was expanded and renamed the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics.

Heisenberg was also president of the German Research Council, chairman of the Commission for Atomic Physics, chairman of the Nuclear Physics Working Group, and president of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Editor: H.-P. Durr, H. Rechenberg, W. Blum
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
City: Berlin
Year: 1984
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/937 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Small dent appears at top edge of front cover. Book is otherwise in excellent condition.

Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.

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: $6.50
Lot 7252

$70

Details: This lot of vintage and antique decorative ephemera is a mixed bag, with 18 Victorian greetings cards, including some choice die-cut valentines, 19th and mid-20th century religious items (including one from an Native American Indian school), and 19 pages of a finely printed folio of "Les Pieces Condamnees" (i.e., "The Condemned Plays") by Charles Baudelaire (illustrations by P.A. Ekman).
Condition / Notes: These items are in good to excellent condition. The Baudelaire pages are particularly fine.

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: $6.50
Lot 7253

$30

Details: This lot includes the large antique wall map shown in the corresponding image. This map is entitled, "The State of New York from New and Original Surveys under the Direction of J. H. French, C.E.," and is dated 1860, published by Robert Pearsall Smith of Syracuse. This map measures approximately 74" by 68", and is attached to wooden top and bottom dowels The map features color highlighting of borders, engraved scenes, and inset tables and maps including New York City and Long Island, along with a Meteorological and a Geological and Land Patent Map, each of the entire state. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This map shows beautifully with fine patina and some significant age/wear, most noticeably with scattered areas of loss along the top portion and a few small areas along the bottom. Both dowels are securely attached.

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: $39.50
Lot 7254

$60

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "John La Farge" (Carnegie Museum of Art & National Museum of American Art, 1987) and "John Singer Sargent" (Whitney Museum of American Art & Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 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.

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: $27.50
Lot 7255

$40

Book Details: This attractive bookshelf lot contains many works of classic literature in limited editions with slipcases, as well as some sets. Authors include Mark Twain, James Whitcomb Riley, Herman Hesse, Walter Scott, Shakespeare, H.G. Wells, Walter Scott, and Anthony Trollope.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 7256

$35

Title: The Land of the Midnight Sun: Summer and Winter Journeys through Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Northern Finland
Author: Paul B. du Chaillu
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gold and red pictorial design to front covers. Books show external wear, with light soiling to covers and chipping at ends of spine of second volume. Binding of first volume is cracked between blank preliminary pages. Binding of second is firm. Lightly age-toned page are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with in-text and full-page illustrations. Intact folding color map is laid into pocket at rear of first volume.

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