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Lot 8383

$55
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot detail the history of of Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, maps, tables and charts. Subjects/titles include: The History of Massachusetts: From the Landing of the Pilgrims to the Present Time; Historical Collections, Being a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town In Massachusetts; Reminiscences of a Nonagenarian; The Genesis of the Massachusetts Town; and The Emancipation of Massachusetts; among others. 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. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 8384

$40
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on Christianity and religion 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 8385

$100
This lot includes the group of vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the books in this lot are complete with dust jackets. Some titles include: APT 3, The Snow and The Sun and Mr. Gumpy's Outing, among others. 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 8386

$140
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot feature brightly-colored illustrations on their boards, depicting a variety of subjects including: animals, nature and children. Some titles include: Bits of Prominent People, Mr. Duck and Mr. Beaver, Stories From Fairyland and Picnic Pleasures, among many others. 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 8387

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of books on world history 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 8388

$30
This lot includes the group of vintage Whitman Publishing cloth children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include books from the "Real Cloth Books" and "Baby's First Book" series. The volumes have stitch work along the spine and many have clean, brightly colored pictures on the wrappers. There is some duplication among the volumes. 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 8389

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique estate titles:

- Moore's Irish Melodies, Lalla Rookh, National Airs, Legendary Ballads Songs, etc. by J. F. Waller - Dated c1890 by William Mackenzie - Decoratively bound in green cloth with crimson and black decorations, raised spine bands, gilt embossing and gilded page edges. The front board is detached and the spine cover is detached from the text block.
- The Works of Ben Jonson, with a Biographical Memoir by William Gifford - Dated 1853 by Phillips, Sampson and Company - Rebound in library-issued boards. Contains some moisture markings.
- The Work-A-Day Girl by Clara E. Laughlin - Dated 1913 by Fleming H. Revell Company
- Sketches of Moral and Mental Philosophy by Thomas Chalmers - Dated 1847 by Robert Carter - Contains age-spotting.
- Youth's Book on the Mind by Rev. Cyril Pearl - Dated 1842 by William Hyde - The front board is separating from the text block.
- Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance by Thomas Moore - Dated 1851 by Leavitt & Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8390

$110
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern travel guides 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 8391

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes volumes from the Wonder Books Easy Reader series. There are duplicate copies of multiple titles within this lot. 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 8392

$110
This shelf lot includes the group of approximately 70 children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot are large edition books from the Golden Book series. 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 8393

$90
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot detail the history of towns located in Massachusetts. The cities in this lot include: Dunstable, North Dighton and Northfield. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, for 150 Years; A Souvenir of the Conant Memorial Church; A History of the Town of Dunstable, Massachusetts, From Its Earliest Settlement for the Year of Our Lord 1873; Old Northfields: Stories of That Portion of Salem, Massachusetts, Known in the Old Days as Northfields, Now as North Salem or Ward Six, Written by a Northfields "Pigeon"; and Myles Standish, with an Account of the Exercises of Consecration of the Monument Ground on Captain's Hill, Duxbury, Aug. 17, 1871; among others. Many of the volumes in this lot pertain to specific churches in these towns.

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. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 8394

$100
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Winold Reiss
Medium: Wood Block Print
Year: undated
Dimensions: Unframed, print measures 7" by 10"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a wood block print by renowned artist Winold Reiss. The print features a nude woman towering above a nude man lying on the ground. The people are on top of faces. The piece is hand-signed

Winold Reiss (1886-1953) was born September 16, 1886 in Karlsruhe, Germany. He was the second son of Fritz Reiss (1857-1914) who was a well-known landscape artist. Reiss was a portraitist and his philosophy was that an artist must travel to find the most interesting subjects. In his early years he traveled within Germany with his father who studied peasants of particular types that he wanted to draw or paint. This helped form many of Reiss' ideas about subject matter for portraiture. Reiss immigrated to America in 1913 and was captivated by Native Americans. It was an interest and subject matter throughout his entire career. He was a success very early, lecturing before the Art Students League and even founding a publication, Modern Art Collector. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows light external age/wear, with some remnants of adhesive from previous frame.
 
Lot 8395

$200
This lot features six volumes of bound early magazine compilations which house issues from The Art Journal published by George Virtue (London). As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1856, 1859 and 1860. There is one 1856 volume, one 1860 volume (split between two books), and two 1859 volumes (contained in one book, and an additional two-volume set). These books are large format with elaborate one-quarter leather bindings with paper-covered boards, decorative gilt embossing along their spines and raised bands. Each volume contains an index and is profusely illustrated with high quality engravings printed on heavy stock, single-sided along with an occasional color plate.

The Art Journal, published in London, was the most important Victorian journal on art. It was founded in 1839 by Hodgson & Graves, print publishers, 6 Pall Mall with the title The Art Union Monthly Journal, the first issue, 750 copies, appearing in February of 1839.

Hodgson & Graves hired Samuel Carter Hall as editor, assisted by James Dafforne. Hall soon became principal proprietor, but, unable to turn a profit on his own, the London publisher George Virtue purchased into Hall's Art Union Monthly Journal in 1848, retaining Hall as editor. Virtue renamed the periodical The Art Journal in 1849.

As editor, Hall exposed the profits that custom-houses were earning by importing old masters, and showed how paintings are manufactured in England. Simultaneously, The Art Journal became notable for its honest portrayal of fine arts, but its opposition to fake and misattributed Old Masters, such as a Raphael or a Titian, affected the market in such works adversely.

The early issues of the Journal strongly supported the artists of The Clique and after 1850 it became associated with opposition to the emerging Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB), which Hall considered to be a reactionary movement. Its articles attacked the PRB and its supporter John Ruskin. The most notable essayists included: R. N. Wornum, Thomas Wright, F. W. Fairholt, Edward Lewes Cutts, and Llewellynn Jewitt.

After Hall's retirement in 1880, the journal changed its position, faced with strong competition from the Magazine of Art and the changing public taste influenced by Impressionism. However, it was unable to retain its position and ceased publication in 1912.

The publication has been referred to, at various times, as London Art Journal and Art-journal. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Condition: The boards display signs of shelf wear with rubbing to their edges. The pages are bright and free of marginalia, the plates show beautifully, and there is some light scattered foxing. The 1856 volume has clear tape running along its spine. The 1859 two-volume set has detached boards that are held in place with brown tape along each spine. The 1860 two-volume set has detached boards that are held in place with brown tape along each spine. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.
 
Lot 8396

$90
Title: Oeuvres Completes D'Antoine-Raphael Mengs
Publisher: A L'Hotel De Thou
Printing Year: 1786

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with intricate gilt embossing on the spine and raised spine bands, this antique volume is a two volume set describing the work of the first painter of the King of Spain, Anton Raphael Mengs.

Anton Raphael Mengs (March 12, 1728 – June 29, 1779) was a German painter, active in Rome, Madrid and Saxony, who became one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting. In Rome, his fresco painting of Parnassus at Villa Albani gained him a reputation as a master painter. The appointment of Mengs in 1749 as first painter to Frederick Augustus, elector of Saxony did not prevent his spending much time in Rome, where he had married Margarita Guazzi who had sat for him as a model in 1748, and abjured the Protestant faith, and where he became in 1754 director of the Vatican school of painting, nor did this hinder him on two occasions from obeying the call of Charles III of Spain to Madrid. There Mengs produced some of his best work, and specially the ceiling of the banqueting-hall of the Royal Palace of Madrid, the subject of which was the Triumph of Trajan and the Temple of Glory. Among his pupils there was Agustín Esteve. After the completion of this work in 1777, Mengs returned to Rome, and there he died, two years later, in poor circumstances, leaving twenty children, seven of whom were pensioned by the king of Spain. His portraits and autoportraits recall an attention to detail and insight, often lost from the grand manner paintings. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. Both volumes are solidly bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 10.5".
 
Lot 8397

$175
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern children's 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 8398

$45
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot feature brightly-colored illustrations on their boards, depicting a variety of subjects including: animals, children and nature. Titles include: Children of Other Lands, Hopalong and Lucky, Toby Twirl Adventures and The King of the Golden River, among others. 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 8399

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern books on world history 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 8400

$150
This lot includes the group of antique original engravings from the 16th century and later shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features an engraving dated 1590 portraying women and soldiers in a two horse chariot, with an angel behind the soldier, titled "His Ducibus Princeps Celebraberis Ore Virorv Illa Homines Beat Haec Sideribusq Locat." Other pieces include "Death's Door" by William Blake, "Phaedria Enchanting Cymocles" by Havell, men beside a ship with the initials SDB in the plate, and an engraving by L. Lavoine, among others. The engravings in this lot have been adhered to more modern paper, with holes for three-ring binder. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8401

$35
This lot includes the group of signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the volumes in this lot have been signed by their respective author. Authors represented in this lot include Ace Atkins, Michael Connelly, Walter Mosley, Mary Lee Settle, Alice Walker and Anne Rice. Some of the volumes in this lot are first editions, and all volumes are complete with dust jackets. 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 8402

$45
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot detail the history of towns located in Massachusetts. The cities in this lot include: Springfield and Lowell. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: five volumes of Contributions of The Old Residents' Historical Association, Lowell, Mass.; Historical Memoir of the Springfield Cemetery; and 250th Anniversary of the Settlement of Springfield; among others. A number of volumes detail histories of specific churches in these towns. 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. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 8403

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Uncle Wiggily on The Flying Rug by Howard R. Garis - Dated 1924 by Charles E. Graham & Co. - This volume features illustrations by Lang Campbell.
- Uncle Wiggily's Picnic by Howard R. Garis - Dated 1924 by Charles E. Graham & Co. - This volume features illustrations by Lang Campbell. The boards of this volume have started to separate from the text block.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8404

$175
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's 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 8405

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern books on world history 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 8406

$70
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Lawrence Beall Smith
Medium: Lithograph, artist-signed
Year: 1939
Dimensions: Unframed, measuring 7 1/4" by 5 1/2" inside of the matting, 17 1/2" by 14"

Details/Condition: This original piece is titled "Business Lunch", featuring three men sitting at a table and talking, hand-signed in pencil by renowned artist Lawrence Beall Smith. Written along the bottom is "Ed. 40". The work shows well, with some light external age/wear, including some age toning to the paper.
 
Lot 8407

$35
This lot includes the group of vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot are complete with dust jackets that feature illustrations, some of which are in color. The volumes feature many illustrations depicting animals, children, and a variety of other subjects. Some titles include: The Duchess Bakes a Cake, The Lazy Beaver and Fun With Chemistry, among others. 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 8408

$275
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). There are duplicate copies of multiple titles within this lot. 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 8409

$60
This lot includes the group of antique decorative books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Fifty Years in the Royal Navy and A Little Tour In France, among others. 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 8410

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern books on trains and railroads 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 8411

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

- The Crosser and Other Addresses by Rev. Millar Craig, B.A. - Dated 1947 by The Quota Press - This vintage volume was published in Belfast.
- A Church History of Scotland by J. H. S. Burleigh - Dated 1960 by Oxford University Press - This volume features a previous author's name inscribed on the first front flyleaf.
- The Church and Scottish Social Development 1780-1870 by Stewart Mechie, M. A., D. D. - Dated 1960 by Oxford University Press
- The Poetical Works of John Milton by John Milton - Undated by Ward, Lock, and Co., - This decorative volume features embossed boards, and bright gilt embossing to its spine. This volume is from the series The People's Standard Library.
- Quakerism: A Religion of Life by Rufus M. Jones, M.A., D. Litt. - Dated 1908 by Headley Brothers - This volume features a previous owner's bookplate pasted to the first front flyleaf.
- John Kensit: Reformer and Martyr by Rev. John C. Wilcox, B.A. - Dated c.1902 by The Protestant Truth Society
- Memorials of the Dawn of the Reformation in Europe by Unattributed - Dated 1847 by Thomas Nelson - This decorative volume features many illustrations.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8412

$35
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include some bound in paper wrappers and paper-covered boards. Some of the books in this lot are miniature volumes, measuring approximately 4" x 3 1/2". 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 8413

$35
Title: A New and Popular Pictorial Description of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and the British Islands
Author: Robert Sears
Publisher: Robert Sears
Printing Year: 1847

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt embossing across the boards and along the spine, this antique volume features "...several hundred handsome engravings, illustrating the natural scenery, curiosities, antiquities, Druidical and Roman remains...and...great works of architecture..." The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards and spine, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages which display light to occasional foxing. The spine cover has started to detach from the front board. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 557 pages.
 
Lot 8414

$150
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books feature a variety of tales and stories about animals and children, among other themes. This lot features several retellings of popular stories, such as The Three Little Pigs. These volumes feature many illustrations, some of which are in color. All of these volumes feature brightly colored front and rear boards. 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 8415

$15
This lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features books published by Franklin Watts, Inc., in their First Book series. The volumes in this lot are hardcover editions complete with dust jackets that feature illustrations, which are in color. The volumes feature many illustrations depicting a variety of subjects. The lot includes books on automobiles, mining, boats, jokes, prehistoric animals and the American Revolution, among others. 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 8416

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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 8417

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern books on the history of the United States 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 8418

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Molly and the Sabbath Queen by Sadie Rose Weilerstein - Dated 1949 by Behrman House Inc. - This volume features illustrations by Anne Ferril Folsom and is complete with dust jacket. The jacket displays some wear with signs of sunning to its spine, evidence of exposure to moisture and some writing on its front panel.
- Poor Shaydullah by Boris Artzybasheff - Dated 1931 by The Macmillan Company - This volume is illustrated throughout, with some double-paged illustrations.
- Yussuf the Ostrich by Emery Kelen - Dated 1943 by The Hyperion Press - This volume features an illustrated dust jacket. The jacket displays signs of wear with evidence of exposure to moisture and some rubbing to its edges.
- Pocahontas by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire - Dated 1946 by Doubleday and Company, Inc. - This volume is illustrated throughout, with some appearing in color. The volume features a brightly-colored dust jacket, which displays signs of rubbing to its edges.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8419

$40
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature hardcovers with boards that display brightly-colored illustrations. Some volumes feature Victorian lithographs as frontispieces. Some titles include: All Over the World, Little Rompers, Uncle Sam's Story World and Gulliver's Travels, among others. 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 8420

$200
This lot features five original drawings by F. Opper shown in the corresponding image(s). These drawings were for Puck magazine in the late nineteenth century. The drawings portray men and women in various scenarios and positions. Frederick Burr Opper (January 2, 1857 - August 27, 1937) is regarded as one of the pioneers of American newspaper comic strips, best known for his comic strip "Happy Hooligan." His comic characters were featured in magazine gag cartoons, covers, political cartoons and comic strips for six decades. Opper's first cartoon was published in Wild Oats in 1876, followed by cartoons and illustrations in Scribner’s Monthly and St. Nicholas Magazine. He worked as illustrator at Frank Leslie's Weekly from 1877 to 1880. Opper was then hired to draw for Puck by publishers Joseph Keppler and Adolph Schwarzmann. He stayed with Puck for 18 years, drawing everything from spot illustrations to chromolithograph covers.

The pieces in this lot show well, with some handwritten notes or markings in pencil, likely as marked for use in the magazine.
 
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