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Lot 7352

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique fiction books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors included in this lot are George W. Peck, John Milton, and William Cowper. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes show advanced age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7353

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of five antique original 18th century engravings shown in the corresponding images. These engravings depict indoor scenes, decoration, and furnishings.

This lot includes an engraving on laid paper by Johann Whilhelm Baur from Ovid's "The Metamorphoses." The text on this engraving reads "Galanthis Mendas In Mustelam," with additional Latin text below the engraving. Another engraving contains the Dutch text "Boelinger of Otters Choor, in de Nieuwe Kerke." This engraving is on laid paper and credits J. Goeree as the engraver.

The size of these engravings ranges from 7.5" x 12" to 13.25" x 8.5".
Condition: These engravings show well with some age/wear indications, including some edgewear.
 
Lot 7354

$30

Description: This lot features the following original engraving:

Artist: Piranesi
Medium: original engraving
Era: 18th century
Dimensions: measures 29" by 22"

Details: This original piece features a depiction of intricate Roman bridge architecture and brickwork, with an indexed caption in Latin referencing various elements of the engraving. This engraving is on a heavy laid paper. This work is unsigned, however it is from the same series as several other Piranesi engravings we will be offering during this auction.

Condition: This engraving shows well with some light age/wear indications. The engraving has a vertical fold at the center.
 
Lot 7355

$20

Title: The Cult of Art: Against Art and Artists
Author: Jean Gimpel
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
City: London
Year: 1969
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 178 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Description: Critique of art as a quasi-religion and the artist as its high priest.
Condition: Bound in mauve cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this tightly bound volume shows minimal external wear. Pages are clean and bright. Author's inscription on title page reads "Pour Joseph Harned / two illegible words / et un eclectique deracine / Hommage / d'un iconoclaste / Jean Gimpel / Pour le 6 novembre 1975."
 
Lot 7356

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors represented in this lot are Lee Childs, Larry Flynt, Spike Lee, and Frank Rich. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes are in like-new condition with some light shelf wear. All of these volumes include their dust jackets, most of which are protected with mylar.
 
Lot 7357

$30

Description: This lot features the following original engraving:

Artist: Piranesi
Medium: original engraving
Era: 18th century
Dimensions: measures 14.75" by 21.5"

Details: This original piece features a building's exterior as well as its floor plan showing column placement. The text below the image reads "Ichnographia et ortographia sacrae aedis tuscanicae ex Vitruv, lib 4 cap 7." This engraving is on a heavy laid paper.
Condition: This engraving shows well with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7358

$10

Title: Middlesex County Manual
Author:
Publisher: Penhallow Printing Company
City: Lowell, Massachusetts
Year: 1878
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 144 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Description: A scarce first edition of this history of Middlesex county in eastern Massachusetts with inscription by contributor Judge Charles Cowley. In addition to his "Historical Sketch," this work contains chapters on financial reforms, reconstruction, the county civil list, as well as advertisements and recent county publications.
Condition: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to front board. This volume shows significant external wear. Rear board is detached. Book lacks bottom two-thirds of spine cover. Binding is cracked after title page. Pages are clean and unmarked. Judge Charles Cowley, author of the historical sketch that makes up the initial seventy pages of text, has written an inscription on the front flyleaf. It reads "Nathan Allen, LL.D. / Compliments of / Charles Cowly."
 
Lot 7359

$45

Title: Cloudland: A Study of the Structure and Characters of Clouds
Author: W. Clement Ley
Publisher: Edward Stanford
City: London
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 208 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Description: An early work on the morphology of clouds by Ley, a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.
Condition: Bound in blindstamped dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Solidly bound volume with clean, bright pages. This ex-library volume has antique paper label at foot of spine and small library stamp to lower half of title page. This well-preserved antique book appears to have no other library markings. Illustrated with color frontispiece plate with tissue guard and five additional watercolor plates by the author, seven in-text b&w photographs by Arthur Clayden and four synoptic charts, together with maps, figures and tables.
 
Lot 7360

$10

Description: This lot includes the original antique map shown in the corresponding images. This is an engraved map on laid paper by cartographer Eman. Bowen. It dates from circa 1750 and shows the Caspian Sea and bordering lands. This map measures approximately 10.25" x 16.25".
Condition: Map shows some edge loss and tears that slightly entering the right side of the graphic. Image shows quite nicely.
 
Lot 7361

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of French and Italian art history books shown in the corresponding image(s), including a brand new copy, in shrinkwrap of "Henri Matisse - A Retrospective." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7362

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of travel ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes road maps, Greyhound Bus timetables, an international automobile guide for Europe, and motor tour pamphlets, among other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: 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 7363

$20

Title: Wunder des Himmels oder gemeinschaftliche Darstellung des Weltsystemes. Nach den neuesten Fortschritten der Wissenschaft bearbeitet von Edmund Weiss.
Author: Edmund Weiss, Joseph Johann von Littrow
Publisher: G. Hempel, Verlagsbuchhandlung
City: Berlin
Year: 1886

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1278 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Description: This is a scarce edition of this profusely illustrated antique astronomical study. Book divided into (4) parts, dealing with the principles of of astronomy, the physical properties of the heavenly objects and structure of the universe, celestial mechanics, and astronomical equipment.
Condition: Bound in elegantly-designed illustrated boards showing observatory under starry heavens over cloudy sky containing lightning and rainbow. Spine cover is detached at front gutter, otherwise volume shows only light external wear. Binding is tight. Decorative endpapers. A few pages have pencil marginalia. Pages are otherwise clean and bright, with text in Fraktur. Numerous in-text illustrations and 15 plates.
 
Lot 7364

$50

Title: Message from the President of the United States, Communicating, in compliance with a Resolution of the Senate of July 24, 1854, the Fourth Meteorological Report of Prof. James P. Espy
Author: James P. Espy
Publisher: A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer
City: Washington, D. C.
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 240 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Description:
Condition: Front board is detached. Spine cover is detached at front gutter. Text block is intact, with lightly age-toned pages that are without markings. Antique bookplate appears on front endpaper. Contains 70 well-preserved fold-out plates. First 58 are folding meteorological maps. The rest are graphs.
 
Lot 7365

$50

Description: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes items to do with New York State, New York City, Ithaca, and Cornell, which includes maps, artwork, and other publications. A beautifully illustrated B&O Railroad calendar from 1958 is also included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: 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 7366

$25

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of art history and 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.
Condition: 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 7367

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of stamps and postage-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a collection of first day ceremony covers featuring Abraham Lincoln and General John J. Pershing, an envelope with stamps cancelled in Little America, Antarctica, as well as two limited edition certificates commemorating the 100th Anniversary for the Purchase of Alaska, signed by Governor Walter Hickel. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7368

$70

Title: Neurologie ou Description et Iconographie du Systeme Nerveux et des Organes Des Sens de l'Homme
Author: Ludovic Hirschfeld
Publisher: Chez. J.-B. Bailliere
City: Paris
Year: 1853

Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 8.25" Height: 11.5"
Description: This is the atlas volume from the celebrated two-volume anatomical work by Hirschfeld. The hand-colored lithographic plates plates break down the entire body, both male and female versions. Many of the plates are fold-outs.
Condition: Book shows some external age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Marbled paper-covered boards and leather spine show well with fine patina. The boards are securely attached courtesy of an archival re-casing, retaining the original endpapers. The text block is strong and secure, the pages show beautifully with only mild toning and a small quantity of scattered marks. There is no foxing and the plates show beautifully with vivid, unfaded chromolithograph tones. This book was part of a hospital library and bears some indications: two bookplates and rubber stamps on a blank prelim and a blank tailing leaf. There are some moisture indications isolated to the insides of the hinges, the plates are unaffected. All 92 called-for plates are present, some pages include two plates.
 
Lot 7369

$10

Title: Catalogue Raisonne du Cabinet d'Estampes de Feu Monsieur Brandes
Author:
Publisher: C. C. H. Rost
City: Leipzig
Year: 1794

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 644 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5"
Description: This is the second volume (of two) of this catalog of prints. Most pages display references in the margins, written in period handwriting, principally of German names.
Condition: This book shows some external age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. The 3/4 leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards is late 19th century and included new endpapers and page edge trimming. The binding is tight with some beginning cracking on the insides of the hinges. The pages show well with light toning and some scattered marks and foxing. The text block begins with the title page and terminates with the final page of the supplement (there are no blank prelim or tailing leaves, nor any frontispiece).
 
Lot 7370

$140

Description: This auction lot is for an original certificate, signed by President Warren G. Harding. This document appoints Jessie H. Cox to be Postmaster in Washington, Virginia, in the county of Rappahannock, with her four-year term commencing on April 20, 1922. This document is dated May 2, 1922. This document also bears the signature of Postmaster General Hubert Work. The raised seal of the Post Office Department of the United States of America is on the lower left side of the paper. This document measures approximately 17" x 14", and is printed on heavy paper.
Condition: The paper is age-toned, with some moisture indications on the left edge. The right and left sides of this document have been folded back approximately .5 inch on each side, likely for framing purposes.
 
Lot 7371

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These are volumes from the landmark works by Crowe and Cavalcaselle on the history of painting in Italy. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books show some age/wear, the gilt spines show well.
 
Lot 7372

$150

Title: The Book of the Omar Khayyam Club
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Strangeways & Sons
City: London
Year: 1910
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 220 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5"
Description: Handsome, deluxe binding for this limited printing, this is copy 133 of 188. Includes many tipped-in illustrations, heavy stock pages and a replacement spine label bound in at the rear of the text. There is a bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper, belonging to William Easton Louttit and showing an engraved image of John Hay.
Condition: Book shows some external age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. The binding is tight and secure with bright pages showing only an occasional scattered light mark from use.
 
Lot 7373

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of antique Victorian valentines shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes beautiful chromolithographs, die-cuts, and cards with mechanical features, as well as postcards. One valentine in this lot is enclosed in a paper folio from Robert Bell's Sons, Stationers and Valentine Dealers, in Alexandria, VA. There are twenty pieces in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These valentines show well with vivid colors and intricate detail. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7374

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the American United States, and of the European Settlements in America and the West-Indies by W. Winterbotham - Dated 1795 by J. Ridgway - Volume two only, of a four volume set. This volume shows rubbing to boards and cracking along the front and rear gutters. The fold-out maps show some tearing and chipping to edges.

- Steele's Western Guide Book, and Emigrant's Directory; Containing Different Routes Though the States of New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Etc., Etc. With Descriptions of the Climate, Soil, Productions, &C. with an Appendix Containing the Routes to Oregon and California with Maps Edited by Oliver G. Steele - Dated 1849 by Oliver G. Steele - Contains a beautiful fold-out map of "Routes to California and Oregon," which is intact and well preserved. Boards show some moisture indications, pages show some foxing. Frontispiece is lacking.

- The American Soldier in the Civil War: A Pictorial History of the Campaigns and Conflicts of the War Between the States - Dated 1895 by Bryan, Taylor & Co. - Profusely illustrated throughout. This volume shows advanced age/wear.
 
Lot 7375

$50

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of art history and 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.
Condition: 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 7376

$40

Description: This lot includes the group of antique Victorian mechanical valentines shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes some pop-ups as well as beautiful chromolithographs and die-cuts. There are nine pieces in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These valentines show well with vivid colors and intricate detail. Some valentines in this lot are in like-new condition. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7377

$130

Title: The Patriot
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: John Day Company
City: New York
Year: 1939
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 372 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Description: The first novel with a Chinese setting since the publication of "A House Divided" in 1935. This volume has an author-signed letter tipped in on a preliminary page. The letter, on the author's personal stationery, reads as follows: "My dear Mr. Letteau, / I beg you to read carefully / the enclosed folder of the China Relief / Legion. It gives you / opportunity to express in concrete form the measure / of your sympathy for a brave and democratic / people who without complaint and with / unwavering determination have resisted / aggression. / Faithfully yours, / Pearl S. Buck / January 11, 1941."
Condition: Well-preserved volume in similar dust jacket (now encased in protective mylar cover. Small sticker reading "Signed Letter" has been taped to mylar-covered spine. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Exlibris appears on front flyleaf.
 
Lot 7378

$50

Description: This lot includes the group of three antique cabinet card photo albums shown in the corresponding image(s). The photographs depict portraits of families as well as individual adults and children. Many of the cabinet cards originate from studios in New York state. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These albums show some external age/wear. Some pages may have become detached and/or show chipping, tearing, or loss.
 
Lot 7379

$100

Description: This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Look
Issue Dates: 1941
Number of Issues: 21

These magazines show nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Some cover stories include medical miracles, Winston Churchill, Ginger Rogers, and bomber planes. We are offering multiple lots of "Look" magazine throughout this auction - please see our catalog for additional listings.

Condition: Most of the magazines are intact and whole, with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7380

$55

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of art history and 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.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7381

$150

Description: This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Look
Issue Dates: 1938
Number of Issues: 23

These magazines show nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Some cover stories include Hitler, Al Capone, Bette Davis, and the Dionne quintuplets. We are offering multiple lots of "Look" magazine throughout this auction - please see our catalog for additional listings.
Condition: Most of the magazines are intact and whole, with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7382

$225

Title: Young India, 1919-1922
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Publisher: B. W. Huebsch, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1199 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Description: This is a first edition of the writings of Mohatma Gandhi that appeared in the weekly journal "Young India," which published in English by Gandhi from 1919 to 1932. The articles he wrote for this periodical, here chronologically arranged and presented with a brief sketch of the non-co-operation movement by Babu Rajendra Prasad, were used to spread his unique ideology and thoughts regarding the independence of India.

Condition: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover, this antique volume is wonderfully well preserved, with wear noticeable only at tips of corners of covers. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright.
 
Lot 7383

$80

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage screen & television magazines from the 1940s and 1950s shown in the corresponding image(s). Publications included in this lot are "Click," "TV Carnival," "TV Fan," "Screenland," "Silver Screen," "Star Parade," "TV-Radio Annual," and "TV Radio Mirror." There are sixteen magazines in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: Most of the magazines are intact and whole, with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7384

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

- The Sermon Delivered at the Opening of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Untied States of America, In Trinity Church, In the City of New York, On Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 1868, By the Right Rev. Alfred Lee, D. D. Bishop of the Diocese of Delaware - Dated Unknown by Protestant Episcopal Society for the Promotion of Evangelical Knowledge - The wrappers of this volume show advanced wear and some loss.

- A Guide to the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in the City of New York by Edward Hagaman Hall - Dated 1925 by The Laymen's Club of the Cathedral - This volume shows sunning to spine and cracking at front hinge.

- St. Ann's Church, (Brooklyn, New York), From the Year 1784 to the Year 1845, with a Memorial of the Sunday Schools, To Which is Added, An Appendix, Containing A Brief Notice of the Other Episcopal Churches In Brooklyn - Dated 1845 by F. G. Fish - Boards show some sunning and moisture indications, some pages show foxing.

- Calvary Church Yesterday and Today by Samuel M. Shoemaker - Dated 1936 by Fleming H. Revell Company - Boards show moisture indications.

- St. Thomas Church - Dated 1965 by Unknown - Very light external wear, with tight binding and bright, clean pages.

- History of the Parish of the Incarnation, New York City 1852-1912 by J. Newton Perkins - Dated 1912 by Frank B. Howard Press

- History of the Church of Zion and St. Timothy of New York 1797-1894 by uncredited - Dated Unknown by Putnam's Sons - This volume shows more advanced age/wear.
 
Lot 7385

$140

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique & vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this lot are: Adventures in Canada, Chicken World, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and The Little Black Hen. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7386

$175

Description: This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Look
Issue Dates: 1940
Number of Issues: 25

These magazines show nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Some cover stories include the Army, Hitler, Rita Hayworth, Mickey Rooney, and tennis. We are offering multiple lots of "Look" magazine throughout this auction - please see our catalog for additional listings.

Condition: Most of the magazines are intact and whole, with some age/wear indications.
 
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