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Lot 6041

$15
Title: The Bard Owl
Author: Janine Pommy Vega
Publisher: Kulchur Foundation
Printing Year: 1980 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: This paperbound volume is a scarce autographed collection of poems by author, lecturer and performer Janine Pommy Vega (1942-2010), an American poet associate with the Beats. The work is illustrated with drawings by Martin Carey and a photograph of the author. Ms. Vega's inscription appears on title page and reads " To Ina Raidl / It's been great / working with you, / sharing ideas / This (?) book is all / the deaths behind me / the OWL their TOTEM. / best / Janine Pommy Vega." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10" and contains 123 pages.
 
Lot 6042

$10
This lot includes the group of two antique original engravings shown in the corresponding images. These engravings show the works of goldsmiths, including items such as urns, finials, figurals, vessels, and moldings among others. The engraver is credited as Benard. The engravings measure approximately 10 by 16, and show well with some age/wear indications including chipping and loss to edges.
 
Lot 6043

$10
Title: The Boyhood and Youth of Napoleon: Some Chapters on the Life of Bonaparte, 1769-1793
Author: Oscar Browning
Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head, London
Printing Year: 1906 Revised Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a rare biography of Napoleon Bonaparte by English writer, historian and educational reformer Oscar Browning (1837-1923). The work, providing a brief record of the French military leader from 1769 to 1793, contains numerous plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. One illustration is detached and laid in. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8" and contains 362 pages plus 6 pages of advertisements.
 
Lot 6044

$40
Title: Asian volume on pottery
Author: uncredited
Publisher: unknown
Printing Year: c1880

Condition/Details: Bound in dark green stiff paper wrappers with string binding and paper spine label, this antique Asian work features illustrations in the text of various styles of pottery. The work appears to be on hand-crafted paper, with text and illustrations in borders. Please see the accompanying images for more details. The volume shows some external age/wear, with light creasing and wear to the wrappers. The lightly age-toned pages have small holes and tears throughout the volume. The binging is tight. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 8.75".
 
Lot 6045

$25
Title: A Shadow in the Wind
Author: Larayne Whalen Webb
Publisher: Vantage Press
Printing Year: 1977 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering along the spine, this vintage volume is a scarce work based on the life of Captain Luke Day of West Springfield, Massachusetts in the late 1700s. This is a stated first edition. The volume shows very well, with only light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The volume shows some wear and darkening to the yellow pictorial dust jacket. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25" and contains 109 pages.
 
Lot 6046

$10
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Giacomo Lauro
Medium: original engraving
Year: 1612-1615
Dimensions: measures 11.5" by 9"

Details/Condition: This original piece features the church Ecclesia S. Laurentii, with a lengthy accompanying textual passage in Latin. This plate was excised from the work Antiquae Urbis Splendor, a work featuring many early views of Rome by Giacomo Lauro. Giacomo Lauro (15501605), also called Giacomo da Treviso, was an Italian painter, of the late Renaissance, active mainly in his native Venice and Treviso. The work shows light external age/wear, including chipping at edges. (Biography information courtesy of wikipeda.org).
 
Lot 6047

$15
Title: A Collection of Voyages and Travels, from the Discovery of America to the Commencement of the Nineteenth Century
Publisher: Richard Phillips, London
Printing Year: 1809 Volume 14 only

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of travel narratives. This volume contains "Addison's Travels though Italy and Switzerland, in the Years 1701, 1702, and 1703" and "Travels of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in Europe and Asia." The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 6.5" and contains 416 pages.
 
Lot 6048

$25
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors included in this lot are: Rudyard Kipling, Robert Bridges, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Campbell, and Alfred Tennyson. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6049

$20
Title: King Artus: A Hebrew Arthurian Romance of 1279
Editor: Curt Leviant
Publisher: Ktav Publishing House Inc.
Printing Year: 1969

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce edition of a thirteenth-century Hebrew translation of an Arthurian romance. This bilingual work contains introduction and commentary by Jewish Studies professor, novelist and translator Curt Leviant, as well as bibliography and notes. Boards have minor wear around edges with chipping in corners, ink marks and bookplate on endpaper, inside clean, binding secure, no marginalia, pages crisp, hinges fine. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 125 pages.
 
Lot 6050

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of world history 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. 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 6051

$25
Title: History of New York State 1523-1927
Editor: Dr. James Sullivan
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1927
Number of Volumes: Five-volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter black cloth over blue marbled cloth with raised spine bands and bright gilt lettering to each spine, this antique set is a scarce history of the state of New York from its earliest settler to the 20th century. This set includes volumes one through five. The work is profusely illustrated, featuring many full-page plates. These volumes were in a company's library, and include handwritten numbers and a label on the spines. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11".
 
Lot 6052

$80
This antique postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Themes: U.S. scenes, International, animals, expositions, real photos, advertising, etc.
Number of cards in this group: approximately 125

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian chromolithographs and other attractive design elements. These postcards show well with bright, vivid colors and some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6053

$90
Title: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
Printing Year: 1890 First Edition Second State

Condition/Details: Re-bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this classic work by American humorist and writer Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910). Copyrighted 1889 by S. L. Clemens. Date on title page is 1890; actual release date 12/10/89. Second state is identified by absence of S-like ornament on page 59 between the words "The" and "King" in the caption, no half title on flyleaf, and broken type on last three lines of page 72. The work is illustrated with many in-text and full-page drawings by Dan Beard. The library binding shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. A couple of pages show smudging to margins. Long annotation in ink appears on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 7" x 8.5" and contains 575 pages and 2 pages of publisher's advertisements that appear between pages 547 and 575.
 
Lot 6054

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on New York City:

- Miniature Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn by uncredited - Dated 1912 by E. Belcher Hyde - Volume one only.
- Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York by D. T. Valentine - Dated 1856, Privately Published

The volumes in this lot show advanced age/wear indications with the bindings show separation, and pages and signature detached, among other wear.
 
Lot 6055

$90
Title: Three Years in the Army: The Story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts Volunteers from July 16, 1861, to August 1, 1864
Author: Charles E. Davis, Jr.
Publisher: Estes and Lauriat, Boston
Printing Year: 1894 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt spine lettering and cover decoration, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of a Civil War regimental history, including roster, list of men killed in battle and index. The work is illustrated with many maps. This ex-library volume shows external wear, with spine peeling from binding. Front hinge is broken, spine peeling from binding. Some antique ex-library markings are visible. Pages are nice and clean, with mild toning. The book measures approximately 6.75" x 9.5" and contains xxxv/476 pages.
 
Lot 6056

$70
This lot features the following group of vintage magazine issues:

Title: Life
Issue Dates: 1941-1943
Approximate Number of Issues: 26

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.
 
Lot 6057

$55
Title: Proceedings at the Reception and Dinner in Honor of George Peabody, Esq., of London, by the Citizens of the Old Town of Danvers, October 9, 1856. To Which is Appended an Historical Sketch of the Peabody Institute
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Henry W. Dutton & Son
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in blind-stamped crimson cloth with gilt lettering and decorations, this antique volume is a scarce work on George Peabody, the entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Institute of Baltimore and the Peabody Trust in Britain. The work is illustrated with many full-page plates and a frontispiece portrait. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light moisture indications and rubbing, and tearing to the cloth concentrated to the ends of the spine cover. The volume is securely bound with age-toned pages, showing some foxing and featuring brightly gilded edges. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 9" and contains 195 pages.
 
Lot 6058

$45
This lot includes the group of original antique hand-colored botanical fruit plate shown in the corresponding image. These plates were excised from Pomologia Britannica; or, Figures and Descriptions of the Most Important Varieties of Fruit Cultivated in Great Britain. Along with the five botanical plates are several pages of text, also excised from the book. These pages offer descriptions of fruits such as the White Imperatrice Plum, the Sugar Loaf Pippin, and the Golden Harvey Apple. There are 13 pages total, some of which are the blank protective papers for the plates. This material is dated between 1827 and 1828. 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 6059

$10
Title: The Schoolmaster of Abbach and Other Stories
Author: W. O. Van Horn
Publisher: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, Philadelphia
Printing Year: 1870

Condition/Details: Bound in blind stamped green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a rare (probable U.S. first) edition collection of romantic historical stories translated from the German of Wilhelm Oertel (1798-1867, aka Van Horn), a evangelical clergyman and author of popular and juvenile literature. The volume shows external age/wear, with scuffing and smudging. Rear hinge is splitting. Pages are foxed; final pages show water markings. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7 75" and contains 354 pages.
 
Lot 6060

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of European art history titles:

- Thomas Eakins by Lloyd Goodrich - Dated 1982 by National Gallery of Art, Washington - Two-volume set in a slipcase.
- The Ornament in European Folk Art by Reinhard Peesch - Dated 1983 by Alpine Fine Arts Collection, Ltd.
- Pleasant Places, The Rustic Landscape from Bruegel to Ruisdael by Walter S. Gibson - Dated 200 by University of California Press
- Jean Fouquet and His Time by Paul Wescher - Dated 1947 by Reynal & Hitchcock
- Das Stizzenbuch des Jaques Daliwe by Helga Kreuter-Eggemann - Dated 1964 by Bruckmann - Two oblong volumes in a slipcase.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6061

$90
Title: Campaign against Quebec: Being an Accurate and Interesting Account of the Hardships and Sufferings of That Band of Heroes Who Traversed the Wilderness, by the Route of the Kennebec, and Chaudiere River, to Quebec, in the Year 1775
Author: John Joseph Henry
Publisher: Knowlton & Rice, Watertown, NY
Printing Year: 1844

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to black spine label, this antique volume is a scarce military history by John Joseph Henry (1758 1811), a private soldier from Pennsylvania in the American Revolutionary War, who marched with Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec in 1775. The work contains a frontispiece illustration, in-text and full-page engravings. shows external age/wear with rubbing to the extremities of the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages that display foxing and water markings. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 6.75" and contains 212 pages.
 
Lot 6062

$55
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Medium: series of lithographic plates matted as a collage
Year: circa 1886
Dimensions: Frame measures 29" by 22"

Details/Condition: This piece of artwork features a series of twenty-six New York City lithographic plates matted as a collage in an antique mahogany frame. Circa 1886, this was likely created to commemorate the completion of the Statue of Liberty. Other plates feature architecture, Central park, street scenes, etc. The work shows light external age/wear to the frame.
 
Lot 6063

$10
Title: Autobiography of O. P. Alderman, from Early Life to the Fifty-Fifth Year of His Age, Up to January 1, 1874
Author: O. P. Alderman
Publisher: Baker, Jones & Co., Buffalo
Printing Year: 1874

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to black spine label, this antique volume is a scarce autobiographical work. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded portraits (tissue guards show foxing). This volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, surfaces and edges of the boards. The front board has started to separate from the spine. The text block is bound with lightly age-toned pages. The endpapers display some foxing. A bookplate is present inside the front board. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.25" and contains 466 pages.
 
Lot 6064

$90
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: United States - Maine, New Hampshire, Washington, D. C., Boston, Massachusetts, and New York City
Number of cards in this group: approximately 145

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content and other attractive design elements depicting buildings, monuments, and landscapes of the United States locations listed above. These postcards show well with bright, vivid colors and some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6065

$30
Title: A Woman's Secret
Author: Caroline Fairchild Corbin
Publisher: Central Publishing House, Chicago
Printing Year: 1867 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blind stamped brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce early work of suffragette literature by Caroline Fairchild Corbin (1835-1918) . Corbin started out in sympathy with the women's suffrage movement and helped found IWPA in 1885 along with other suffragettes. 20 years later, she changed her mind and began writing anti-suffragette articles and founded an organization to oppose it. This publication includes a dedication to John Stuart Mill expressing the author's admiration and gratitude for his efforts on behalf of "Enfranchisement of Women." The protagonist is a "fallen woman" who redeems herself. The book addresses issues such as abortion, the equality of genders, the primacy of motherhood over a life of "fashion," and temperance. Boards are detached and portions of the spine cover lacking. Intact text block shows some age toning. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 440 pages.
 
Lot 6066

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of European history titles:

- Late Classical and Mediaeval Studies in Honor of Albert Mathias Friend, Jr. Edited by Kurt Weitzmann - Dated 1955 by Princeton University Press
- Archaeologia or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity by uncredited author - Dated 1961 by The Society of Antiquaries
- Bei Uns In Deutschland by Friedrich Heiss - Dated 1938 by Volk Und Reich Verlag
- October Fifteenth, A History of Modern Hungary, 1929-1945 by C. A. Macartney - Dated 1957 by Edinburgh University Press - Two-volume set.
- Reisen in Mexiko in Den Jahren 1845-1848 by Carl Bartholomaeus Heller - Dated 1853 by Wilhelm Engelmann - Lacking front board.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6067

$80
Title: Florida: Its Scenery, Climate, and History with an Account of Charleston, Savannah, Augusta, Aiken, and a Chapter for Consumptives; Being a Complete Hand-Book and Guide
Author: Sidney Lanier
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia
Printing Year: 1875 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce travelogue and early history of Florida by American musician and poet Sidney Lanier (1842-1881) . The work contains in-text and full-page illustrations. This volume shows external age/wear with some moisture marks to the boards and spine. There is a previous owner's name inscribed on the reverse of the front flyleaf. The text block is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.75" and contains 264 pages.
 
Lot 6068

$20
Title: The Bradenham Edition of the Novels and Tales of Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: circa 1910
Number of Volumes: 11 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of the works of Benjamin Disraeli. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The spines show some sunning. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 6069

$15
Title: Taliesin, A Masque
Author: Richard Hovey
Publisher: Small Maynard and Company
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in brown paper-covered boards with vellum spine backing and gilt decorations, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poetry from the American poet Richard Hovey. The work features a decorative design on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, with shelf wearing and light rubbing. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 7" and contains 58 pages.
 
Lot 6070

$10
This lot includes the group of three large Victorian chromo-lithograph plates shown in the corresponding image(s). Two of the plates show pastoral winter scenes and bear numbers in their upper right corners of 401 and 405. The third plate is floral and is entitled La France Roses. This floral piece is dated 1895 and was printed by Muller, Luchsinger & Co. of New York, with a series number of 128. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces show beautifully with some age/wear indications. Each plate measures approximately 14" by 11".
 
Lot 6071

$30
Title: The Eight of Swords
Author: John Dickson Carr
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1934 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright red lettering, this volume is a scarce first edition of a mystery novel by John Dickson Carr (1906-1977), American author of detective stories. This work features his series detective Gideon Fell. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.75" and contains 225 pages.
 
Lot 6072

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of reference 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. 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 6073

$55
Title: My Political Trial and Experiences
Author: Jeremiah A. O'Leary
Publisher: Jefferson Publishing Co., Inc.
Printing Year: 1919 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in navy cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a rare original edition of a political autobiography . Includes a biographical sketch of the author by Major Michael A. Kelly. Book is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sticker residue on spine. Binding and hinges are solid, pages are bright and clean. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25" and contains xiv/546 pages.
 
Lot 6074

$55
This lot includes the group of books on Middle Eastern and Oriental art history shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes detail the artwork of Sultan Suleyman, the art of the Crusaders in the Holy Land, Persian art and Islamic art. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6075

$15
Title: History of Litchfield County, Connecticut, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Publisher: J. W. Lewis & Co., Philadelphia
Printing Year: 1881 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in embossed half leather with brown cloth boards, this huge antique volume is a scarce original edition of this county history. The work is well illustrated with beautiful engravings and portraits. The volume shows age/wear and scuffing. Front hinge is broken, title page is loose with wear. Rear hinge is cracked, text is complete and generally clean. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11.25" and contains 730 pages.
 
Lot 6076

$30
This antique postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cuba
Number of cards in this group: 7

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian chromolithographs and other attractive design elements. Some locations depicted in these postcards are Parque central in Habana, Interior del Morro de Santiago de Cuba, botanical gardens in Habana, and Hotel Camaguey. These postcards show well with bright, vivid colors and some age/wear indications.
 
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