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Lot 8307

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern books of literature 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 8308

$120
Title: The Science Fiction Galaxy
Editor: Groff Conklin
Publisher: Permabooks
Printing Year: 1950

Condition/Details: Bound in bright yellow paper-covered boards with black and crimson design, this vintage volume is a collection of twelve science fiction stories, signed by acclaimed author Ray Bradbury on the title page. Bradbury's story "King of the Grey Space" is included in this collection, as well as stories by E. M. Forster, Rudyard Kipling, Laurence Manning, Arthur C. Clarke, Murray Leinster, A. Rowley Hilliard and more. This small volume shows some external age/wear, with a portion of the spine cover separating from the spine. The front and rear boards are separated along the gutters and the last signature of pages is detached from the text block. The other pages are well bound, with some age toning. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/2" and contains 242 pages.
 
Lot 8309

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

- Uncle Wiggily's Ice Cream Party by Howard R. Garis - Dated 1924 by Charles E. Graham & Co. - This volume features illustrations by Lang Campbell.
- Uncle Wiggily At the Beach 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 8310

$20
This lot includes the group of I.C.S. Reference Library books published by the International Textbook Company shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes: Volume I featuring "Arithmetic, Mensuration and Use of Letters in Formulas...Heat and Steam"; Volume 2B featuring "Dynamos and Motors, Operation of Dynamos and Motors...Steam Turbines"; Volume 9B featuring "Types of Boilers, Boiler Details...Liquid Fuel"; Volume 10 featuring "The Steam Engine, The Indicator...Pumps"; and Volume 48B featuring "Electric-Railway Systems, Line and Track...Voltage Regulation." The spine cover of Volume 48B is detached and no longer present. The books date from c.1905 to c.1914. 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 8311

$20
Title: Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Author: Rollin Hillyer Cooke
Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co.
Printing Year: 1906
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in half-leather with black cloth-covered boards, and featuring raised bands and bright gilt embossing to the spine and to the edge of the text block, this antique set is a scarce description of the history of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The work is illustrated with portraits of prominent citizens and photographs of famous landmarks. The volumes show mild external age/wear with rubbing to the edges and corners of the boards, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The front board of volume one is detached but present. The boards of volume two have separated from the text block, and are held in place with green tape along the spine. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 11". These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 8312

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

- Billy Whiskers by Frances Trego Montgomery - Dated 1930 by The Saalfield Publishing Co. - This volume features the illustrations of W. H. Fry, including a color frontispiece.
- Billy Whiskers at the Fair by F. G. Wheeler - Dated 1937 by The Saalfield Publishing Co. - This volume features illustrations by Arthur DeBebian, including a color frontispiece.
- Billy Whiskers' Travels by F. G. Wheeler - Dated 1907 by The Saalfield Publishing Co. - This volume features illustrations by Carll B. Williams, including a color frontispiece.
- Billy Whiskers' Kids by Frances Trego Montgomery - Dated 1931 by The Saalfield Publishing Co. - This volume features illustrations by W. H. Fry, including a color frontispiece.
- Billy Whiskers at the Circus by F. G. Wheeler - Dated 1908 by The Saalfield Publishing Co. - This volume features illustrations by Arthur DeBebian, including a color frontispiece.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8313

$60
This lot includes the group of vintage and modern year books from New York State colleges and universities shown in the corresponding image(s). The schools featured in this lot include the State University of New York, Brockport; University of Rochester; and Monroe Community College. 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 8314

$35
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: C. Grant Davidson
Medium: Watercolor, artist-signed
Year: 1887
Dimensions: Unframed measures 11" by 8"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a winter landscape signed by renowned artist Charles Grant Davidson. The piece features a man walking in the snow and carrying a rifle, amongst trees with sparse leaves. The work shows light external age/wear, with remnants of glue from previous framing.
 
Lot 8315

$80
Title: French Scenery from Drawings Made in 1819 by Captain Batty of the Grenadier Guards
Author: Robert Batty
Publisher: Rodwell and Martin
Printing Year: 1822

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt embossing to the boards, spine, and to all edges of the text block, and featuring raised spine bands, this antique volume is a scarce collection of 64 plates depicting a variety of scenes around France. The volume shows light external age/wear with some rubbing to the corners and edges of the boards. The text block is free from the boards, with the pages remaining tightly bound together. The boards and spine cover are in one piece. The book measures approximately 9 3/4" x 12" and contains is unpaginated.
 
Lot 8316

$40
This lot includes the group of vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are hardcovers complete with dust jackets that feature brightly-colored illustrations. These volumes feature many illustrations, most of which are in color. Themes covered by the books in this lot include: fairy tales, animals, counting, the alphabet and French Canadian stories. 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 8317

$25
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 nature, animals, children, and a variety of other subjects. The lot includes books on firemen, archaeology, conservation, mammals and baseball, 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 8318

$35
This lot includes the group of author-signed modern mysteries shown in the corresponding image(s). The authors in this lot include Robert Goldsborough, Michael Collins, Charles Colson, John Gilstrap, Joseph Kanon, and Scott Turow. 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 8319

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Standard Library titles published by Funk & Wagnalls:

- '49 The Gold Seeker of the Sierras by Joaquin Miller - Dated 1884 - Number 123.
- Scientific Sophisms by Samuel Wainwright - Dated 1883 - Number 97.
- Colin Clout's Calendar by Grant Allen - Dated 1883 - Number 86.
- Mumu and the Diary of a Superfluous Man by Ivan Turgenieff - Dated 1884 - Number 107.
- Science in Short Chapters by W.M. Williams - Dated 1883 - Number 81

These volumes are in the original tan paper wrappers with black and red illustrations and lettering. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8320

$25
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books in paper wrappers shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include two books from the "Queer Series," three books from the Cubby series, and several other books. This lot includes duplication of one book. 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 8321

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of Bible-related titles:

- An Exposition of the Old and New Testament, in Four Volumes by Matthew Henry - Dated 1793 by M. Angus - Volumes three and four only.
- Holy Bible - Dated c1850 - The title page is lacking. The volume is labeled on the spine as volume two. The volume contains the book of Jeremiah through Psalms.
- The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and Neighbouring Nations From the Decension of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the Time of Christ by Humphrey Prideaux - Dated 1725 by R. Knaplock - Volumes two and three only. Some boards are detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8322

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the volumes in this lot feature die-cut designs. 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 8323

$60
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: The Union Magazine
Editor: Mrs. C. M. Kirkland
Issue Date Range: July 1847 through December 1847

Notes: This bound compilation contains several issues of The Union Magazine, a magazine of "Literature and Art, embellished with the finest steel, mezzotint and wood engravings." The volume features several color engraved fashion plates and some music. This ex-library volume shows some age/wear indications, with tape and handwritten labels on the spine, as well as a library number, and tape connecting the front board to the first signature of pages, which is otherwise detached. The spine cover is detached from the text block.
 
Lot 8324

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

- The People's War Book and Pictorial Atlas of the World by Various Authors - Dated 1920 by R. C. Barnum Co., F. B. Dickerson Co., Better Farming Ass'n, and Imperial Publishing Co. - This volume is the "autographed edition" featuring an original signature of Lt. Colonel W. A. Bishop, V.C., D.S.O., M.C., D.F.C. Bishop is credited with bringing down 72 enemy planes. This volume features many photographs, illustrations and maps, some of which are in color.
- History of the World War by Frank H. Simonds - Dated 1917 by Doubleday, Page and Company - This five-volume set is profusely illustrated with drawings and photographs, some of which are in color. The boards of volume one 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 8325

$80
This shelf lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are from the series known as Wonder Books. The books in this lot are from a number of decades, including the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. 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. There are duplicate copies of multiple titles in this lot.
 
Lot 8326

$35
This lot includes the group of author-signed books of United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors/editors represented in this lot include: Joyce Reardon, Sallie Lee Short, James H. Callender, Wilbur Creighton, William Farrand Branch and Robert Flood. These volumes bear original signatures from their respective authors, with the exception of The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, which is signed by editor Joyce Reardon. 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 8327

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern books on United States 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 8328

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and modern coloring books shown in the corresponding image(s). There may be duplicate copies of multiple titles within this lot. Some of the books have been colored, while others have not. 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 8329

$100
Title: Ontario County New York
Draughtsman/Cartographer/Surveyor: S. N. Beers
Publisher: A. R. Z. Dawson
Printing Year: 1859
Dimensions: 60" x 60"

Condition/Details: This large original antique New York wall map is mounted on a cloth backing, and includes an original wooden dowel. The map features cities in Ontario County, including Phelps and Geneva, and contains original illustrations. The map shows well, with some age/wear including toning to the paper, some moisture markings and some creasing and cracking.
 
Lot 8330

$650
This lot includes the group of items from Max Nordau shown in the corresponding image. Max Simon Nordau (July 29, 1849 - January 23, 1923), born Simon Maximilian Südfeld in Pest, Hungary, was a Zionist leader, physician, author, and social critic. He was a co-founder of the World Zionist Organization together with Theodor Herzl, and president or vice president of several Zionist congresses. As a social critic, he wrote a number of controversial books, including The Conventional Lies of Our Civilization (1883), Degeneration (1892), and Paradoxes (1896).

The material in this lot includes an original typed manuscript in German of Nordau's play Doktor Kohn, a tragedy in four acts, with handwritten corrections from the author and three handwritten letters from Nordau to the previous owner regarding this manuscript. Also included in this lot is an 1888 printing of The Conventional Lies of Our Civilization. The book shows some age/wear, with the spine rebacked with a handwritten title, and the front board detached from the text block.
 
Lot 8331

$50
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot are complete with dust jackets. Some of the titles include: Little Men and Women Stories, Number 9 The Little Fire Engine, The Dragons of Blueland and A Picture Book of Palestine, among others. These volumes feature brightly-colored dust jackets, and are illustrated throughout. 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 8332

$120
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some of the books in this lot feature hardcovers that bear brightly-colored illustrations on their front boards. Some titles include: Big and Little Sisters, The Little Lame Prince, Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball That Floats in the Air and Adventures of Peck's Bad Boy, 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 8333

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern books on the Civil War 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 8334

$40
This lot includes the group of vintage children's books from Whitman Publishing Company shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes were published in the 1940's through 1950's, and include several small coloring and activity books, some of which are clean, with no coloring or markings. This lot does contain some duplication. 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 8335

$70
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 Western Pacific Railroad Company Reorganization, List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in Massachusetts 1780-1892, Annual Register of the Executive and Legislative Departments of the Government of Massachusetts, Centennial of the Bulfinch State House, The Old Bay Paths, Bakers and Baking in Massachusetts and John Myles and Religious Toleration in Massachusetts, among others. A number of volumes in this lot pertain to specific churches in Massachusetts.

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 8336

$30
Title: Manners for the Metropolis
Author: Francis W. Crowninshield
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards featuring an illustration on the front board, this antique volume is described as "...an entrance key to the fantastic life of the 400." The work is illustrated with colored plates by Louis Fancher. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards and spine. The rear board has started to separate from the text block along its hinge. The book is bound with lightly age-toned pages. The frontispiece illustration is detached and no longer present. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 123 pages.
 
Lot 8337

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are from the Wonder Books series. The volumes feature brightly-colored illustrations on their front covers, and are illustrated throughout. Some titles include: The Giraffe Who Went to School, Insects We Know, Lassie Come Home and The Picnic at the Zoo, among many more. 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 8338

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the books in this lot are from Rand McNally's Junior Elf 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 8339

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique science and agriculture titles:

- The Album of Early American Gas Tractors by uncredited - Dated 1955 by T. H. Smith - In paper wrappers, with red spiral binding.
- The Struggles, Social, Financial and Political of Petroleum V. Nasby by Petroleum V. Nasby - Dated 1888 by Lee and Shepard Publishers - Illustrated by Thomas Nast
- The Farmer's Assistant; Being a Digest of All That Relates to Agriculture and the Conducting of Rural Affairs by John Nicholson - Dated 1820 by Benjamin Warner - Contains some moisture markings and period handwriting.
- Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt - Dated 1850 by Harper & Brothers - Two-volume set.
- A Class-Book of Chemistry by Edward L. Youmans - Dated 1856 by D. Appleton & Company
- The Traction Engine, Its Use and Abuse by James H. Maggard - Dated 1903 by David McKay

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8340

$25
Map Title:Preliminary Chart of Hudson River, From Haverstraw to Poughkeepsie, New York
Superintendent: A. D. Bache
Publisher: United States Coast Survey
Printing Year: 1878
Dimensions: 21" x 42"

Condition/Details: This original antique nautical map from the US government provides a view of the Hudson River, from Haverstraw to Poughkeepsie of New York. At the top of the map, it is listed as No. 371, Plate No. 2508. Locations listed on the map include Peekskill, North Haverstraw, Red Hook Landing, Denning's Landing, West Point, Newburgh, Carthage, Wappinger's Falls, Milton and Poughkeepsie, among many other towns, landmarks and more. The map shows well with some light age/wear including toning, spotting and some water markings. There is a two inch tear along one of the folds. The map includes a stamp stating "Aids to Navigation corrected for information received to May 20, 1901". This is one of several lots containing antique maps from the United States government, please review the catalog for more details.
 
Lot 8341

$80
This lot includes the group of signed books on aviation history shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the volumes in this lot have been signed by their respective author(s). Subjects represented in this lot include the non-stop flight around the world of the Voyager aircraft, the Flying Tigers, World War II aircraft, McDonnell Douglas, and a Russian-language volume on space, 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 8342

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

- How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin by Rudyard Kipling - Dated 1942 by Garden City Publishing Co., Inc. - This volume is complete with dust jacket, and features numerous illustrations throughout, some of which are in color. The jacket features some small tears on its front cover.
- How the Leopard Got His Spots by Rudyard Kipling - Dated 1942 by Garden City Publishing Company, Inc. - This volume is complete with dust jacket, and features numerous illustrations throughout, some of which are in color.
- How the Camel Got His Hump by Rudyard Kipling - Dated 1942 by Garden City Publishing Company, Inc. - This volume is complete with dust jacket, and features numerous illustrations throughout, some of which are in color. The jacket displays a small tear on the front cover, towards the middle of its top edge.
- The Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling - Dated 1942 by Garden City Publishing Company, Inc - This volume is complete with dust jacket, and features numerous illustrations throughout, some of which are in color. The dust jacket shows some wear with evidence of rubbing to its edges.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes are from the Just So Stories Series. All of the volumes feature illustrations by F. Rojankovsky.
 
Lot 8343

$70
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books of poetry and literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Lady of the Lake, The Book of Pleasures, The Faerie Queene and Leaves and Mosaics, which bears an original inscription and signature from author Clarissa W. Collins. 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 8344

$55
Title: Illustrations of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Designed and Etched by: Felix O C Darley
Publisher: The American Art-Union
Printing Year: 1849

Condition/Details: Bound in the original brown paper, oblong wrappers with black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce collection of etchings by renowned artist Darley for Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The text of the legend is included prior to the etchings. The volume shows light external age/wear, with the wrappers detached and the age toned pages separating. The illustrations show well, with some creasing to the pages. The book measures approximately 14 1/2" x 12". Included with this book is a lithograph of a map and sceneries from Tarringtown Cemetery at Sleepy Hollow, West Chester County, NY. The lithograph is dated 1848 and was laid out by James E. Serrell. The lithograph shows some age/wear, with spotting to the paper.
 
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