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Lot 9038

$45
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Railroad Stories
Issue Dates: 1930-1933
Approximate Number of Issues: 27

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, clipped covers, loose covers, etc. This lot includes one issue from 1930 (July 1930), two issues from 1931 (June and October), and complete runs (January-December) for 1932 and 1933.
 
Lot 9039

$25
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 9040

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of signed true crime titles:

- Professional Convict by George Crossman - Dated 1977 by Vantage Press - This first edition, complete with dust jacket, bears an original inscription and signature of author George Crossman on the title page.
- FBI Man: A Personal History by Louis Cochran - Dated 1966 by Duell, Sloan and Pearce - This volume, complete with dust jacket, bears an original inscription and signature of author Louis Cochran on the front flyleaf.
- My Brother's Keeper by Dr. Stephen Sheppard with Paul Holmes - Dated 1964 by David McKay Company, Inc. - This volume, complete with dust jacket, bears an original inscription and signature of author Stephen Sheppard on the front flyleaf.
- Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi - Dated 1974 by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. - This volume, complete with dust jacket, bears an original inscription and signature of author Vincent Bugliosi on the front flyleaf.
- Of Rats and Men: Oscar Goodman's Life from Mob Mouthpiece to Mayor of Las Vegas by John L. Smith - Dated 2003 by Huntington Press - This volume, complete with dust jacket, bears an original signature of Oscar Goodman on the front flyleaf and on the half-title page.
- Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution of Scott Peterson by Amber Frey - Dated 2005 by Regan Books - This first edition, complete with dust jacket, bears an original signature of author Amber Frey on the half-title page.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9041

$60
This lot includes the group of books authored by Zane Grey shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot are from the popular Home Library Edition series published by McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie in the 1910s. Titles include: Desert Gold, The Rainbow Trail, To the Last Man, Heritage of the Desert, Wildfire, Wanderer of the Wasteland, The Mysterious Rider, The Light of the Western Stars, The Border Legion, The U. P. Trail, The Lone Star Ranger and Riders of the Purple Sage. The volumes are uniformly bound in brown cloth-covered boards, with raised bands and titles to the spine, and Zane Grey's facsimile signature across the front boards. Each volume features a frontispiece illustration. 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 9042

$100
Title: Mein Kampf
Author: Adolf Hitler
Publisher: Berlag Franz
Printing Year: 1933

Condition/Details: Bound in navy cloth with gold swastika eagle embossed on the front board, this antique volume is a scarce "people's edition" of Hitler's autobiography and political ideology in German. The work contains a frontispiece portrait of Hitler with tissue-paper guard sheet. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing to the boards and a thin white strip along the rear board. The volume is solidly bound, containing age toned pages with blue top edge. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 781 pages.
 
Lot 9043

$30
Title: Genealogical and Family History of Central New York
Editor: William Richard Cutter, A.M.
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1912
Number of Volumes: Complete 3-volume set

Notes: Bound in half-leather with black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering and raised bands along the spine, and gilt to the top edge of the text block, this antique set is a scarce "...record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation." The work was compiled under the editorial supervision of William Richard Cutter, who was the corresponding secretary and historian of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, the Librarian Emeritus of Woburn Public Library and the author of Cutter Famil and History of Arlington. The work is illustrated with many engravings and photographs of prominent individuals. The volumes show external age/wear with rubbing to the surfaces, corners and edges of the boards of all volumes. The front cloth of the front board of volume one is no longer present. The rear board of volume has started to separate from the text block. The volumes are bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The illustrations remain bright and clean. The books measure approximately 8 1/4" x 10 3/4".
 
Lot 9044

$90
Title: History of Greene County, New York, with Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: J. B. Beers & Co.
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth-covered boards with bright gilt text block edges, this antique volume is a scarce history of Greene County, New York, from its earliest days to the late 19th century. The work features many illustrations of prominent public figures, landmarks and maps. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the surfaces, corners and edges of the boards. The spine is covered in brown tape. The rear board is detached but present. The volume is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 12" and contains 462 pages.
 
Lot 9045

$400
Title: The Book of the Rabbit
Author: Kempster W. Knight
Publisher: L. Upcott Gill
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering and color illustrations to the front board and spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of information on rabbits and rabbit-keeping, including: history, variations, uses, points, management, selection, mating, breeding, exhibiting, judging, treatment of diseases and rabbit-farming. The work is illustrated with many colored plates "...prepared from paintings specially made," and other black-and-white illustrations depicting rabbits and diagrams of rabbit houses. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges and corners of the boards and spine, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The boards exhibit small areas of exposure to moisture and there are some pencil markings on the front and rear flyleaves. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 484 pages.
 
Lot 9046

$150
Title: Poems
Author: T. F. Dibdin
Publisher: Privately Printed, sold by Booker, Bond Street, Murray & Co.
Printing Year: 1797

Condition/Details: Bound in crimson leather-covered boards with bright gilded edges, this antique volume is a very scarce collection of poetry by T. F. Dibdin, published early in the career of the English writer, when he was only 21 years old. This volume contains a vignette on the title page.

Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776 – 18 November 1847), English bibliographer, born at Calcutta, was the son of Thomas Dibdin, the sailor brother of Charles Dibdin. The first of his numerous bibliographical works was his Introduction to the Knowledge of Editions of the Classics (1802), which brought him under the notice of the second Earl Spencer, to whom he owed much important aid in his bibliographical pursuits. The rich library at Althorp was thrown open to him; he spent much of his time in it, and in 1814–1815 published his Bibliotheca Spenceriana. As the library was not open to the general public, the information given in the Bibliotheca was found very useful, but since its author was unable even to read the characters in which the books he described were written, the work was marred by the errors which more or less characterize all his productions. This fault of inaccuracy however was less obtrusive in his series of playful, discursive works in the form of dialogues on his favorite subject, the first of which, Bibliomania (1809), was republished with large additions in 1811, and was very popular, passing through numerous editions. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some moisture indications. The volume contains marbled endpapers. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 117 pages.
 
Lot 9047

$25
Title: Go Looking
Author: Gilbert Maxwell
Publisher: Bruce Humphries, Inc.
Printing Year: 1954 Author-Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with gilt embossing on the spine and dust jacket, this limited edition collection of poetry contains a forward by Tennessee Williams. Gilbert Maxwell (February 13, 1910-November 1979) was a poet, New York actor, and author. Gilbert, who was a friend of Tennessee Williams, wrote several books, including Tennessee Williams and Friends: an Informal Biography (1965) and Helen Morgan: Her Life and Legend. Maxwell published poetry in Poetry magazine between 1933 to 1937. These included his poems Mortality, Boy and Hawk, Farewell, From a Piazza in the South, Symbol for Static Grief, and Forfeits. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

This limited edition volume is number 101 of 500 numbered and signed copies. The volume contains two limitation pages, with the same limitation number on both. One is loose within the volume, the other is adhered inside of the front board. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket shows some age/wear indications, with light writing in pen inside the front inside and some rubbing and moisture indications on the exterior. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 104 pages.
 
Lot 9048

$80
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes maps, magazines and a variety of prints from Feodor Rojankovsky, Robert Burns, Joan Walsh Anglund, and more. The prints portray Mother Goose stories, automobiles, the Old West, and much more. 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. 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 9049

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique women's gift books:

- Gem of the Season for 1849 by uncredited - Dated 1849 by Leavitt, Trow & Co. - Decoratively bound in brown leather and gold design.
- The Ladies' Wreath; an Illustrated Annual Edited by Mrs. S. T. Martyn - Dated 1849-50 by Martyn & Ely
- The Opal Edited by John Keese - Dated 1847 by J. C. Riker - Decoratively bound in gilt embossed boards. Separated along the frontispiece and title page. Has tape along the spine.
- The Ladies' Wreath and Parlor Annual by uncredited - Dated c1900 by Burdick and Scovill - Contains tape along the spine.
- The Magnolia or Gift Book of Friendship Edited by Clara Arnold - Dated 1855 by Phillips, Sampson and Company - Decoratively bound with gilt embossing. Contains tape along the top of the spine edge.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9050

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles:

- The Saints Everlasting Rest: or, A Treatise of the Blessed State of the Saints in Their Enjoyment of God in Glory by Richard Baxter - Dated 1794 by John Dickins - This volume bears a previous owner's inscription on the front endpapers.
- The Eton Latin Grammar by Rev. William Morris - Dated 1846 by Henry M. Onderdonk - The front board of this volume has started to separate from the text block. This is a former library copy with corresponding indications.
- The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor and English Teaching Assistant by J. Hamilton Moore - Dated 1795 by Ashbel Stoddard - This volume features some illustrations. A previous owner's bookplate is present on the inside of the front board.
- Symzonia by Captain Adam Seaborn - Dated 1820 by J. Seymour - This volume corresponds to Sabin 78544. The boards have started to separate from the text block and the spine cover is no longer present.
- A Vindication of Some of the Most Essential Doctrines of the Reformation by Nathan Bangs - Dated 1817 by Ashbel Stoddard - The front board of this volume has started to detach from the text block.
- William Tell: or Switzerland Delivered by Chevalier de Florian - Dated 1831 by Luther Roby - This volume features a frontispiece illustration. The front board has started to detach from the text block.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9051

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of sports titles:

- The Yankee Years by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci - Dated 2009 by Doubleday - This first edition, complete with dust jackets, bears an original signature of author Joe Torre on a bookplate affixed to the first flyleaf.
- Get In The Game: 8 Elements of Perseverance That Make the Difference by Cal Ripken, Jr. - Dated 2007 by Gotham Books - The first edition, complete with dust jacket, bears an original signature of baseball Hall of Fame member Cal Ripken, Jr., on the half-title page.
- God In My Corner by George Foreman - Dated 2007 by Thomas Nelson - This volume bears an original signature of boxing legend George Foreman on the title page.
- On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Dated 2007 by Simon and Schuster - This volume bears an original signature of basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the second front flyleaf.
- Season of Champions! by Steve Townsend - Dated 1993 by Longstreet Press - This limited edition volume on the 1992 University of Alabama Crimson Tide football season is numbered as 961 of 1,300 copies. The limitation page bears original signatures of Roger Sayers, Gene Stallings and Hootie Ingram.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9052

$90
Title: The Lord of the Rings
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.
Printing Year: 1973
Number of Volumes: Complete 3-volume set

Notes: Bound in crimson cloth with bright gilt embossing on the spine and in the original mylared dust jackets, this classic vintage fantasy trilogy is a revised edition in beautiful condition. Each volume contains the original fold-out maps. This set is the UK second edition, seventh impression, according to the copyright pages. These volumes are in near fine condition, with exquisite dust jackets and clean boards, with only slight rubbing to the extremities. The text blocks are tightly bound, with light age toning to the pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 9053

$15
This lot includes the group of antique books on Christianity shown in the corresponding image(s). 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. Some of these volumes bear the name of a previous owner on their front endpapers.
 
Lot 9054

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: J. A. Konrath, Joseph Wambaugh, Helen Knode, W. P. Kinsella, John Knowles, Robert Barnard, Susanna Clarke and Jonathon King. 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 9055

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of medical 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 9056

$90
This lot features the following group of vintage magazine issues:

Title: Trains
Issue Dates: 1940-1942
Approximate Number of Issues: 27

Notes: These classic, vintage magazines show very nicely, with handsome color front covers and black and white rear covers (with some occasional color). The issues in this lot include the first two issues of Trains magazine from 1940, and the full runs from 1941 and 1942. The issues measure approximately 7" by 10 1/2". Overall, these magazines show well. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show minor signs of age/wear including chipping, creasing and loose covers.
 
Lot 9057

$15
Title: Der Gotthard in Bild und Wort - Bahn, Strasse und Tunnel
Author: J. A. Honegger
Publisher: Le Gothard
Printing Year: c1900

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper-covered boards, this rare antique German volume contains many color and black and white illustrations related to railroads. The volume shows external age/wear, with the paper separating from the boards and the front board detached from the text block. The text block is separated into signatures and some pages are detached. The pages show watermarking on both the bottom and top of the pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8".
 
Lot 9058

$35
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by James Patterson shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of James Patterson. Titles include: The Quickie, Cradle and All, London Bridges, Lifeguard, Judge and Jury and 2nd Chance. 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 9059

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of foreign language illustrated titles:

- Reineke Fuchs In Zwolf Gefangen by Goethe - Dated 1878 by Verlag von Gebruder Gerstmann - Large volume with 37 black and white illustrations. Top corner of spine cover is lacking, some wear and rubbing to boards.
- Wilhelm Waetzoldt Durer Und Seine Zeit by uncredited - Dated 1935 by Grosse Illustrierte Phaidon-Ausgabe - Tipped-in frontispiece portrait and color illustrations throughout. Also contains black and white illustrations. Lacking two of the tipped-in illustrations.
- Rocenka Ex Libris A Jinych Grafickych Praci Na Rok 1925 by uncredited - Dated 1926 by Nakladem V. Rytire - Includes various prints, as well as engraved and tipped in bookplates. Includes a handwritten letter from the author. Limited edition, numbered 88 of 100.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9060

$60
Title: Men and Things I Saw in Civil War Days
Author: James F. Rusling, A.M., LL.D.
Publisher: Eaton and Mains
Printing Year: 1899

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with a brightly-colored design and lettering across the front board, gilt lettering to the spine and gilt to the top edge of the text block, this antique volume is a scarce author-signed memoir by Civil War Union Army Brevet Brigadier General James F. Rusling. Rusling began the war as a first lieutenant of the 5th New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry. He eventually was promoted to captain and quartermaster of the 2nd Division of Third Corps, and served in all of the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac between 1861 and 1863. He then served with the Army of the Cumberland for the remaining days of the war. In 1866 he was promoted to Brigadier General. Known as an observant and entertaining writer, Rusling is notable for personally witnessing and knowing most of the major events and personalities of the Civil War. The volume bears an original inscription and signature from Moseley on the first front flyleaf. The inscription is addressed to the Hon. John F. Keator. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 411 pages. (Biographical information courtesy of National Cyclopedia of American Biography.)
 
Lot 9061

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of New York historical records:

- Albany County, New York; Greene County, New York by various - Dated 1993 by uncredited publisher
- Revised Master Index to the New York State Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Records Volumes Prepared by General Peter Gansevoort Chapter - Dated 1998, privately published - Two-volume set, containing bible, cemetery, church, town and family record indexes.
- First and Second Reformed Dutch Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, 1716-1912 Indexed by Jean D. Worden - Dated 1992 by New York State Research Books
- The Records of Christ Church Poughkeepsie, New York Edited by Helen Wilkinson Reynolds - Dated 1994, privately printed - Volume two only.
- Records of Ulster County, New York Indexed by Jean D. Worden - Dated 1987 by Anundsen Publishing Co.
- Orange County, New York Indexed by Jean D. Worden - Dated c1990 by New York State Research Books
- The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Jean D. Worden - Dated 1989 by Anundsen Publishing Co.

The books in this lot are in like-new condition.
 
Lot 9062

$110
Title: Animation: The Art of Friz Freleng
Author: Friz Freleng, with David Weber
Publisher: Donovan Publishing
Printing Year: 1994

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth-covered boards with quarter leather to the spine featuring an illustrated front board, this limited edition is signed by Friz Freleng. This two-volume set features: a book with 239 pages filled with photos and drawings on Friz Freleng, his early life, his studio life, the war years, and more; a 32 page soft cover booklet titled Backstage with Friz and Co. with additional information on how a cartoon is made; a VHS cassette tape titled Frame by Frame; and an audio cassette titled Words and Music. The larger book is signed on the hologram page by Friz Freleng, and is numbered 3,979 of 4,000 copies. This set also includes a numbered registration card and certificate of authenticity matching the limited edition number (3979/4000).

Isadore "Friz" Freleng (August 21, 1905 – May 26, 1995) was an animator, cartoonist, director, and producer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. He introduced and/or developed several of the studio's biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the cat, Yosemite Sam (to whom he was said to bear more than a passing resemblance) and Speedy Gonzales. The senior director at Warners' Termite Terrace studio, Freleng directed more cartoons than any other director in the studio (a total of 266), and is also the most honored of the Warner directors, having won four Academy Awards. After Warners shut down the animation studio in 1963, Freleng and business partner David DePatie founded DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, which produced cartoons (notably The Pink Panther Show), feature film title sequences, and Saturday morning cartoons through the early 1980s. The nickname "Friz" came from how "frizzly" his hair was at one time. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The entire set measures approximately 11 1/4" x 10" in the decorative slipcase. This item is in like-new condition, and is complete with its original shipping box from Donovan publishing.
 
Lot 9063

$130
Title: The Small Fruits of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of botany, featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece and many brightly colored plates. There are nearly 100 vividly detailed color plates of a wide variety of the small fruits detailed in the volume. The volume shows very mild external age/wear and is solidly bound with clean pages. The volume measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 614 pages.
 
Lot 9064

$200
Title: The History of the Lives and Bloody Exploits of the Most Noted Pirates; Their Trials and Executions
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Silas Andrus & Son
Printing Year: 1836

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with gilt embossing on the spine, this antique volume is an extremely scarce early history of pirates. Research on this volume shows that very few copies of this book have ever been sold at auction. According to the title page, this work includes "a correct account of the late piracies committed in the West Indies, and the expedition of Commodore Porter; also, those committed on the Brig Mexican, who were tried and executed at Boston, in 1835." According to research, this work is an updated, republished version of Daniel Defoe's 1724 The History of the Pyrates, written under the pseudonym Captain Charles Johnson. The work is illustrated with several engravings throughout, portraying pirate ships and the destruction they caused. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age toned pages, with occasional moisture indications and spotting. The rear free endpaper and fly leaf are torn and creased. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 298 pages.
 
Lot 9065

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of books of Spanish history and literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes numerous Spanish-language volumes. The volumes in this lot are from the personal collection of Hispanist Daniel Eisenberg. Eisenberg was the founder, editor, and sometime typesetter of the Journal of Hispanic Philology (1976-1992), and editor of the journal, Cervantes, of the Cervantes Society of America (2000-2007). He is considered one of the most influential Hispanists in the United States today. This collection was used in writing the books Romances of Chivalry in the Spanish Golden Age (1982), A Study of Don Quixote (1985) and controversial studies such as “Unanswered Questions about Lorca’s Death” (1990), and “Lorca and Censorship: The Gay Artist Made Heterosexual” (1991).

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 9066

$650
Title: The Doo in the Wall and Other Stories
Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Mitchell Kennerley
Printing Year: 1911

Condition/Details: Bound in purple paper-covered boards with cloth to the spine, featuring bright gilt lettering across the front board, and a paper label along the spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of stories from H. G. Wells which are illustrated by tipped-in photogravures from photographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn. All called-for illustrations are present. It is stated that the "...photogravures in this volume are from plates prepared by the artist, and printed under his personal supervision." The volume features types and decorations designed by Frederick W. Goudy, who used his new font "Kennerley Old Style" for the first time in this book. The volume shows external age/wear with sunning to the boards and spine. The corner of the boards show some wear. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages which display occasional foxing. The endpapers and the edges of the text block display heavier age toning that the interior of the volume. The areas which face the photogravures display some transfer from the illustrations. This volume is one of six hundred copies produced. States the limitation page: "Six hundred copies printed on French hand-made paper [with rough edges], in November, 1911, and the types distributed." The book measures approximately 11 1/2" x 15" and contains 153 pages.
 
Lot 9067

$130
This shelf lot includes the group of New York State 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 9068

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors include: Steve Berry, Jeffery Deaver, Stephen Birmingham, T. A. Barron, Nevada Barr and Mark Billingham. 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 9069

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique floral titles:

- Beautiful Wild Flowers of America by Rev. A. B. Hervey & Isaac Sprague - Dated 1882 by D. Lothrop & Co. - Decoratively bound, with gold, black and silver floral design and lettering on the front board.
- Wild Flowers of New York by various artists - Dated 1921 by The University of the State of New York State Museum - This collection contains the color plates only, unbound and stored in the original green folio.
- Chase Fruit and Flowers in Natural Colors by uncredited - Dated 1922 by Chase Brothers Company
- Flowers From Here and There by Susie Barstow Skelding - Dated 1885 by White, Stokes & Allen - Decoratively bound, with gold, silver and black floral design and lettering on the front board. Shows some age/wear, with rubbing along the board and spine edges, and the front free endpaper detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9070

$90
Title: Medart Catalog G-1 Gymnasium Apparatus
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Fred Medart Manufacturing Co.
Printing Year: c1900

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled brown and black cloth-covered stiff wrappers containing Medart's symbol on the front board, this antique volume is a scarce catalog of gymnasium equipment manufactured by the Fred Medart Manufacturing Co. Fred Medart began manufacturing gymnastic apparatus and athletic goods in 1873. This catalog features a variety of items, including vaults, horizontal bars, rings, and shelves, among many other items. Additionally, the catalog features several different layouts for gymnasiums. The work contains many illustrations of the equipment. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The catalog contains two stickers with Medart's address in Albany on the front free endpaper and title page. The book measures approximately 7" x 11" and contains 144 pages.
 
Lot 9071

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 9072

$90
Title: Meyer's Universum or Views of The Most Remarkable Places and Objects of All Countries, in Steel Engravings by Distinguished Artists, with Descriptive and Historical Text by Eminent Writers in Europe and America
Edited by: Charles A. Dana
Publisher: Herrmann J. Meyer
Printing Year: 1852

Condition/Details: Bound in blind stamped blue cloth-covered boards with gilt embossing, this antique oblong volume is a scarce collection of 48 tissue-guarded steel engravings that offer views of cities and landmark sites around the world. The famous series "Universum" was started by the versatile publisher Joseph Meyer (1796-1856), the most original and most successful of his creations, with high quality illustrations and entertaining and edifying text. Meyer did much more than just comment on the views, he used them to offer historical insights. The publication was often subjected to censure, banned in Prussia from 1850-58. The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners and soiling and stains to the covers. The book is solidly bound with age-toned, gilt-edged pages. The lower right corner of page 169 is torn and no longer present. A previous owner's name appears on the second front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 11" x 7 1/2" and contains 294 pages.
 
Lot 9073

$150
Title: A Narrative of Voyages and Travels, in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: Comprising Three Voyages Round the World; Together with a Voyage of Survey and Discovery, in the Pacific Ocean and Oriental Islands
Author: Amasa Delano
Publisher: E. G. House
Printing Year: 1817

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with a bright gilt pattern bordering both boards, and with bright gilt designs along the spine, this antique first edition is a scarce description of Delano's travels between 1790 and 1807 when he made several voyages to various parts of the Pacific including Hawaii, Palau, the Galapagos Islands, Australia, and Canton. Delano describes the various cultures he encountered and also provides a unique account of the Bounty and Captain Bligh. Herman Melville's short story "Benito Cereno" is taken from Delano's adventure in which a Spanish ship, taken over by slaves it was transporting, is seized. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Delano; an engraving of Abba Thulle, the King of the Pelew Islands and a fold-out map of Pitcairn Island. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the surface, edges and corners of the boards, and with cracking of the leather of the spine. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages which display light to occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 9" and contains 598 pages. This volume appears to be a former library copy and bears corresponding markings, including: stamps, labels, remnants of labels, etc. Bibliography reference: Sabin 19349.
 
Lot 9074

$10
This lot includes the pair of antique stock certificates shown in the corresponding image. The first certificate is from Durant Motors, Incorporated, certified to A. A. Arnold for two shares, issued in 1925. The second certificate is from Wael Oil Company of Houston, Texas, certified to A. A. Arnold for 2 1/2 shares, issued in 1931. The stock certificates show well, with age toning to the paper of both. The Oil certificate contains a 1" diameter hole, has some tearing along the creases and chipping and folding along the edge. The motors certificate has a crease coming down diagonally from the top center edge. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
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