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Lot 7071

$140

Description: This lot includes the group of antique leather-bound books of prayer shown in the corresponding image(s). Several of these volumes are decorative, with gilt tooling and raised bands. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: Some volumes show more advanced age/wear indications, with a few of these volumes showing restorative work.
 
Lot 7072

$45

Description: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes postcard albums, chromolithographs, street maps of Germany, magazine covers, advertising, an Elvis stamp collection, and publications by the U.S. War Department, 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 7073

$100

Title: The Book of Days
Author: uncredited
Editor: Robert Chambers
Publisher: W. & R. Chambers
City: London
Year: c1880

Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: Vol. 1: 832 pages; Vol. 2: 840 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Description: Handsomely bound in ┬ leather forest green bindings with raised bands, gilt tooling, spine labels, marbled page edges and marbled endpapers this is an attractive printing of Chambers' classic, in admirable condition. In-text illustrations appear throughout the writing.
Condition: These books show beautifully with some external rubbing at the extremities. The bindings are solid and tight. The pages are clean and bright with no marks or marginalia.
 
Lot 7074

$50

Description: This lot includes the group of antique Victorian silk-fringed valentines shown in the corresponding image(s). These valentines depict beautiful chromolithograph illustrations. There are five 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 7075

$130

Title: Les enluminures des manuscrits du Moyen Age (du VIe au XVe siecle) de la Bibliotheque Nationale
Author: Camille Couderc
Publisher: Editions de la Gazette des Beaux-Arts
City: Paris
Year: 1927
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 118 pages plus 80 plates
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Description: This is a limited edition of this study of the illuminators of medieval manuscripts held at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. This is number 585 of 625.
Condition: Handsome antique volume bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Volume is in excellent condition. Binding is tight. Book has marbled boards and endpapers. Pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 7076

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "Theirs Be the Guilt," "The Land of Plenty," and the first edition of Conrad Richter's "The Fields." "A Sea Turn and Other Matters" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich includes the rare dust jacket. 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. Several volumes include the original dust jackets, which are protected with mylar. Some dust jackets may show chipping or loss concentrated at extremities, as well as some moisture indications.
 
Lot 7077

$3,000

Description: This lot includes the two albums of antique Victorian chromolithographs shown in the corresponding image(s). There are approximately 200 individual pieces enclosed in these albums, some of which include trade cards. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: Most of the chromolithographs show beautifully with vibrant colors and intricate detail, showing some age/wear indications. The albums themselves show advanced wear with some tearing and loss due to the removal of some of the album contents. Page edges show chipping, and some pages have become detached from the albums.
 
Lot 7078

$950

Title: A Clockwork Orange
Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1963
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Description: First U.S. edition of this 1962 dystopian novella by Anthony Burgess. The novel contains an experiment in language: the characters often use an argot called "Nadsat," derived from Russian.

In 1998, the Modern Library ranked A Clockwork Orange 65th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

The best known adaptation of the novel to other forms is the 1971 film "A Clockwork Orange" by Stanley Kubrick, starring Malcolm McDowell as Alex.

Condition: Volume is in excellent condition in first issue dust jacket. Bright dust jacket is in mylar cover. Jacket shows light shelfwear, with light creasing and very small tears to edges of spine and rear cover. Bottom outside corner of front flap has been cut off. Text not affected.
 
Lot 7079

$50

Description: This lot includes the album of antique valentines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are approximately 40 valentines enclosed in this album, some of which include die-cut, Victorian, chromolithographs, mechanical, or pop-up features. 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. They are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. The exterior of the album shows some cracking and wear concentrated at the extremities. The album pages show some foxing and darkening.
 
Lot 7080

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

- An Answer to a Book Intitled A Plain Account of the Nature and End of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. In a Letter to the Author. Part I by Richard Warren - Dated 1736 by W. Thurlbourn - First Edition

- A Plain Account of the Nature and End of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. In Which All the Texts in the New Testament, relating to It, Are Produced and Explained: and the Whole Doctrine about It, Drawn from Them Alone. To Which Are Added, Forms of Prayer - Dated 1735 by James, John, and Paul Knapton - This is a scarce edition of this work of Anglican theology.
Antique volume bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards shows external wear, with rubbing to boards and wear to extremities. Front board is detached. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and bright, with only occasional light foxing to margins.
 
Lot 7081

$60

Description: This lot includes the group of special and limited printings of Christmas books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Legend of the Christmas Rose, The Merrie Tales of the Mad Men of Gotham, and Old Christmas in Merrie England. 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. Several volumes have their original dust jackets, which may show some chipping or tearing at edges. One volume comes with a slipcase, which shows some chipping or wear at corners.
 
Lot 7082

$55

Description: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). There are approximately 100 postcards included in this lot, some of which include Victorian, chromolithographs, and real photographs, among other pleasing designs. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction
Condition: These postcards show well, many with vibrant colors. Many of these postcards are carefully stored in plastic album sleeves. They are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7083

$130

Title: The Orations of Aeschines and Demosthenes concerning the Crown
Author: Aeschines, Demosthenes
Translator: Thomas Dawson
Publisher: E. Dobson
City: Dublin
Year: 1732
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 56/320 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5"
Description: Aeschines was an Athenian orator and great rival of Demosthenes. He was born about 320 B.C. but little is known about him except that he and Demosthenes were frequently at odds with each other over the fate of Athens and its relations with Philip of Macedon. Only three of his speeches survive. This is one of them. Demosthenes (384-322 B.C.), also Athenian, is much better known today and more of his speeches and writings have survived. His claim to greatness rests as much on his character as on his oratory, and his sincere and far-sighted patriotism trenchantly expressed in simple language. Thomas Dawson was chaplain to the commander-in-chief of Ireland, Lord Viscount Molesworth (1680-1750), when he translated the Greek text into English and added his own "Notes Historical, Geographical, and Critical". He dedicated this volume to the Archbishop of Armagh (Primate of Ireland). The unnumbered preliminary pages contain the dedication, a preface, an errata page, and a rather extensive list of subscribers. The text is divided in to two parts: the first being Aeschines' oration against Ctesiphon concerning the Crown; and the second is Demsothenes' oration for Ctesiphon concerning the Crown.

Condition: Antique volume lacks boards and all pages preceding dedication. Text block ends at page 320 (marked "The End" at bottom of page). Six pages of dedication are detached. Lightly age-toned pages show marginalia to a couple of pages.
 
Lot 7084

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

- The Diocese of Western New York 1897-1931 by G. Sherman Burrows, G. Sherman Burrows - Dated 1935 by The Diocese of Western New York - Spine shows sunning, name written in ink on front free endpaper.
- The Diocese of Western New York: History and Recollections by Charles Wells Hayes - Dated 1904 by Scrantom, Wetmore & Co. - This volume shows some moisture indications and wear to boards, cracking along hinges, and a stamp on the front free endpaper.
- History of St. Paul's Church, Buffalo, NY 1817-1888 by Charles W. Evans - Dated 1903 by The Matthews-Northrup Works - Shows some cracking at hinges.
- To the Memory of the Rev. John Martin Henderson, M.A. Late Rector of The Church of the Ascension in the City of Buffalo, NY - Dated 1886 by James D. Warren - Shows some sunning and wear to boards.
- St. Paul's Cathedral Buffalo 1817-1967, A Brief History by George E. DeMille, George E. DeMille - Dated 1966 by Hoffman Printing - Binding is tight and pages are clean.
- The Burned-over District: The Social and Intellectual History of Enthusiastic Religion in Western New York, 1800-1850 by Whitney R. Cross - Dated 1950 by Cornell University Press - Shows some marginalia on endpapers.
 
Lot 7085

$50

Description: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes sheet music, advertising, antique photographs, cookbooks, and culinary related material, 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 7086

$140

Description: This lot includes the group of paperbound Nazi picture books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books were all edited by Heinrich Hoffmann, Adolf Hitler's official photographer and publisher of Nazi propaganda.:

- Hitler in seinen Bergen: 86 Bilddokumente aus der Umgebung des Fuhrers. Foreword by Baldur von Schirach - Dated 1938 by Zeitgeschichte-Verlag, Berlin (181. bis 200. Tausend) - Book shows light external wear, dust jacket intact with wear particularly noticeable at edges.

- Hitler wie ihn Keiner kennt: 100 Bilddokumente aus dem Leben des Fuhrers. Foreword by Baldur von Schirach. - Dated 1938 by Zeitgeschichte-Verlag, Berlin (401. bis 420. Tausend) - Volume shows light external wear, dust jacket intact with wear particularly noticeable at edges. Rear cover shows tearing and loss of material to lower outside corner, tearing along edge of rear flap (top of flap pasted to reverse side of board).

- Jugend um Hitler: 120 Bilddokumente aus der Umgebung des Fuhrers. Foreword by Baldur von Schirach. - Published by Zeitgeschichte-Verlag (211. bi8s 260. Tausend) - Book shows light external wear. Final page and reverse of rear board show mild foxing. Dust jacket shows shelfwear, rear flap detached and laid in.
 
Lot 7087

$375

Description: This lot features twelve antique vessels made in the early twentieth century shown in the corresponding images. These items come from the Uyghur people of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of Northwestern China. These pieces were carried by horsemen and camel riders, and may have contained alcoholic beverages. These gorgeous items feature glass and stone bodies, with silver chased housings. Some pieces have vivid enameled trimmings. Many of these items are themed with different animals from the Chinese Zodiac, including dragons, rabbits, and rats. Several of these pieces are spouted Su Jius, teapots, or incense burners. These items have pottery marks on the bottom, as shown in the images accompanying this lot. This lot is one of several featuring Chinese artwork and collectible items throughout this catalog.
Condition: This collection generally shows well, with some light external age/wear.
 
Lot 7088

$70

Title: Black's General Atlas of the World
Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1876
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 32/69 pages
Width: 13.75" Height: 18.25"
Description:
Condition: Antique volume bound in brown cloth with faded gilt lettering to spine. Book shows significant external wear. Lower portion of spine cover is detaching. Rear board shows moisture markings. Volume is solidly bound. Front flyleaf is detached. Title page shows smudging to edges and a small portion at bottom of the page cut out, taking out nearly the entirety of the "Charles" from name of publisher. Facing page with color maps shows tears at inside corners. Rear endpaper and final pages show moisture markings. Pages of index show mildly wavy. Double-paged plates showing maps have occasional, light finger smudging to margins and blank rear sides. Maps are otherwise clean and bright.
 
Lot 7089

$60

Title: Billy Bounce
Author: Dudley A. Bragdon, W. W. Denslow
Publisher: M. A. Donohue & Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 279 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9"
Description: Bound in green cloth with embossed black lettering and brightly colored pastedown to front cover, this antique volume is a rare first edition of a novel based on the adventures of Billy Bounce, the protagonist of a comic strip published erratically by noted illustrator W.W. Denslow (1901-1902; 1906) and later C.W. Kahles (1902-1905) between 1901 and 1906. The strip centers on the actions of the title character, a ball-shaped boy who is capable either of bouncing long distances or actual flight. It is noted as one of the earliest comic strips in which the protagonist has superpowers.

As was common in comic strips of the era, such as "Little Nemo in Slumberland," which came shortly after "Billy Bounce," the strip dealt with otherworldly situations and often had recurring characters, including the King of the Pollywogs, Fuzzy White and Prunes the Pieman.

Condition: Volume shows external wear, particularly visible at corners. A small puncture and tears are visible to upper half of front gutter and faint markings to rear cover. Binding is shaken, binding is detaching at front hinge. A number of pages are detached, with several of these showing wear and small tears to edges. Occasional light foxing and/or finger smudging at margins of a small number of pages. All 15 color plates are present, with bright illustrations without markings.
 
Lot 7090

$50

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique Canadian history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Edward Thring, the Anglican Episcopate, Dundas, Moosoneek, Hudson's Bay, and the Great Company. There are two author-signed books included in this lot: "The Way North" by S. A. Pain, and "Call Me Tomorrow" by James A. McRae. 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 7091

$850

Description: This lot features an antique bronze Chinese Buddhist statue of Kwan Yin, also known as the Goddess of Mercy. Kwan Yin is one of the most universally beloved of deities in the Buddhist tradition. Her role Chinese Buddhism is that of a wise and compassionate Madonna. Her embodiment of beauty, grace, and compassion still represents the ideal of womanhood in Asia. By the end of the ninth century, every Buddhist monastery in China had a statue of Kwan Yin, and it is believed that one third of the world's population still pray to her on a regular basis. This statue depicts Kwan Yin sitting cross-legged on a lotus blossom, which is an iconic symbol of Buddhist purity. In one hand she holds a vase, which is symbolic of compassion pouring on the world. This statue measures approximately 24.5 inches tall.
Condition: This statue generally shows well with some age/wear indications. Some surface areas show oxidation, and there is some scuffing to the fingers on her outstretched hand.
 
Lot 7092

$100

Title: Smith's New Geography Containing Map Questions Interspersed with Such Facts as an Observing Tourist Would Notice, Which Are Followed by a Concise Text and Explanatory Notes. Based on a Combination of the Analytical, Synthetical and Comparative Systems; Designed To Be Simple and Concise, But Not Dry; Philosophical, Yet Practical. For the Use of Common Schools in the United States and Canada.
Author: Roswell C. Smith
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1862
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 92 pages
Width: 11.75" Height: 13.75"
Description: Scarce well-preserved edition of this civil-war era school atlas with many color maps.
Condition: Book is in library binding, with gilt lettering to spine. Volume is solidly bound, with lightly age-toned pages that show no markings. Final two pages show taping to edges.
 
Lot 7093

$30

Description: This lot includes the framed photograph of famous cave explorer, Floyd Collins, shown in the corresponding image(s). This photograph was taken in the early 1980s, in the cave where Collins' body was briefly kept, in a coffin with a glass lid. The publication of this photograph in an obscure speleological monthly publication was the cause of the glass-covered coffin being removed by the National Park Service to the church graveyard nearby. The frame measures approximately 8.25" by 6.5".

William Floyd Collins (July 20, 1887- February 13, 1925) was a celebrated pioneer cave explorer in central Kentucky, an area that is the location of hundreds of miles of interconnected caves, including the Mammoth Cave National Park. On January 30, 1925, while trying to discover a new entrance to the system of underground caves that were a popular tourist attraction in Kentucky, Collins became trapped in a narrow crawlway 55 feet below the surface. The reports about efforts to save Collins became a nationwide newspaper sensation and among the first major news stories to become a major sensation on the new technology of home radio. Rescue efforts were not successful, and Collins passed away. (Biography information courtesy of wikipedia.org).

Condition: The photograph shows some age/wear indications such as some fading and moisture indications. The frame has drill holes on either side, and shows some chipping and wear to paint. The backside of the frame is duct taped with the photographer's name at the center.
 
Lot 7094

$50

Title: An Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain, Chiefly of England: from the First Planting of Christianity, to the End of the Reign of King Charles the Second. With a Brief Account of the Affairs of Religion in Ireland Collected from the Best Ancient Historians, Councils, and Records. In Two Volumes.
Author: Jeremy Collier
Publisher: Samuel Keble and Benjamin Tooke
City: London
Year: 1708-1714
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: Vol. I: xx/736 plus 24 unnumbered pages of index. Vol. II: xx/904 pages plus 119 pages of "A Collection of Records" and 20 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 10.5" Height: 16"
Description: This is a rare first edition of this antique theological work.
Condition: Antique volume bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt decorative designs to spine. Books show significant external wear, with detached boards, rubbing to boards, and loss of material at extremities. Preliminary pages of volume one are detached. Bottom margin of initial pages of volume one show moisture markings. Remaining pages are largely clean and bright. Preliminaries of second volume are also detached. Its pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 7095

$30

Description: This lot includes the decorative set of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These eight volumes are all written by John Fiske, and cover a variety of topics to do with United States history. Some topics include Old Virginia, Dutch and Quaker colonies in America, New France, and New England. These volumes have gilt tooling on the boards and spine, with lovely gilt page edges. 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. These are ex-library volumes, which may show stamps or other such markings.
 
Lot 7096

$80

Description: This auction lot is for the piece of antique bronze Chinese spade money shown in the corresponding images. Hollow-handled spades of the Yellow River area were the first Chinese coins, issued between the 5th and 7th century BC. This specimen is characteristic of those from the later Zhou Dynasty, identified by it having less pointed legs than previous examples, while still retaining the hollow top. This spade specimen measures 3.5" in length, and 2" at its maximum width. The inscription and/or Chinese characters are not discernable. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: Due to its age, this specimen shows advanced oxidation and some corrosion. This piece had been buried, and the hollow top is packed with earth.
 
Lot 7097

$175

Title: Orta-Undis, and Other Poems
Author: James Matthews Legare
Publisher: William D. Ticknor & Company
City: Boston
Year: 1848

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 102 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.75"
Description: This is a scarce early edition of this work.
Condition: Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled boards. This handsome antique volume shows light shelfwear. Front hinge is cracked. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 7098

$150

Description: This lot includes the antique railroad ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes maps, timetables, menus, and travel pamphlets, among other items. Some of the railroads represented in this lot are the Lehigh Valley Railroad, the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Missouri Pacific Lines, and Canadian National Railways. 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 7099

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

- Speech of Abner Kneeland, Delivered before the Full Bench of Judges of the Supreme Court, in His Own Defence, for the Alleged Crime of Blasphemy. Law Term, March 8, 1836 by Abner Kneeland - Dated 1836 by J. Q. Adams - First Edition
- Speech of Abner Kneeland, Delivered before the Supreme Court of the City of Boston, in His Own Defence, on an Indictment for Blasphemy. November Term 1834 by Abner Kneeland - Dated 1834 by J. Q. Adams - First Edition
- Speech Delivered before the Municipal Court of the City of Boston, in Defence of Abner Kneeland, of an Indictment for Blasphemy, January Term, 1834 by Andrew Dunlap - Dated 1834, Self-published - First Edition
- An Introduction to the Defence of Abner Kneeland, Charged with Blasphemy; Before the Municipal Court, in Boston, Mass. at the January Term, in 1834 by Abner Kneeland - Dated 1834,  Self-published - First Edition
 
This text appears in a scarce compilation pamphlets devoted to the trial of Abner Kneeland, a freethinker and pantheist.

He published letters in which he expounded on his recently adopted pantheist philosophy, denying any God other than Nature as well as the uniquely particular divinity of Jesus Christ. Already a controversial figure, he was taken to court after he admitted having written these statements. The legal indictment was for "willfully blaspheming the holy name of God" and for his public disavowal of Christ. Though the statements used for the prosecution were written in 1833, delays and restarts of the trial meant that the final case was heard in 1838.

At trial, Kneeland raised three defenses of his actions:
Kneeland claimed he never denied the existence of God, merely the existence of "a" God. Therefore he was not an atheist. The law itself was invalid and should be overturned, as it was in violation with the Massachusetts Constitution's guarantee of religious freedom. The law also violated the guarantee of freedom of the press.

The court was unimpressed with Kneeland's claims. It ruled that regardless of his beliefs, he had libeled God's name with malicious intent, rendering Kneeland's first point moot. As for the second, the court examined other state's colonial charters and pointed out that they too had reconciled blasphemy laws with guarantees of religious freedom, and that the law "was passed very soon after the adoption of the constitution, and no doubt, many members of the convention which framed the constitution, were members of the legislature which passed this law." Therefore, they must not conflict. The court dismissed the third claim out of hand, saying that if unlimited freedom of the press was allowed, "the article in question become a general license for scandal, calumny and falsehood against individuals, institutions and governments, in the form of publication ... but all incitation to treason, assassination, and all other crimes however atrocious, if conveyed in printed language, would be dispunishable."

Kneeland was sentenced to sixty days in prison. In his support, a petition was put forward by for his pardon under grounds of free speech by William Ellery Channing, signed by various prominent people including Ralph Waldo Emerson and William Lloyd Garrison. However, a counter-petition was signed with even more signatures; Kneeland stayed in prison and served his entire term.

Antique volume bound in brown cloth and gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows significant external wear with cloth showing small tears and peeling at edges. Rear board is detaching. Text block is intact. Age-toned pages show foxing throughout.
 
Lot 7100

$45

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Robin Hood, Blue Magic, and Daniel Boone: Wilderness Scout. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes show more advanced age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7101

$700

Description: This lot includes the vintage Communist China mantle clock, circa 1950, shown in the corresponding image(s). This example of Chinese propaganda is made of dark wood, with an illustrated clock face and two side panels, one of which depicts Mao. The clock's second hand is an airplane, and a girl's arm waves in time with its movement. The clock measures approximately 6" by 8.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition: This clock is in good, working condition. The illustrations on the clock's face and side panels show well with vivid colors. The wood shows some scraping, mainly concentrated on the top edge.
 
Lot 7102

$375

Title: Atlante antico: Dodici carte da servire allo studio dell'istoria antica
Author: Enrico Kiepert
Publisher: Dietrich Reimer Verlag
City: Berlin
Year: Unknown

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 9.75" Height: 14.5"
Description: Scarce work of nineteenth-century cartography showing the regions and cities of Antiquity, with maps of the Persian Empire, Egypt, ancient Greece, Italy, the city of Rome, Spain, Mauritania and Africa, Gaul, Britain and Germany.
Condition: Antique folio volume is disbound. Marbled boards show rubbing and edgewear. Title page has had a portion measuring approximately 3" x 1" cut out from lower half from the right-hand edge. Contains 11 double-page colored maps. Maps are intact, clean and without markings and occasional very minor chipping at edges. Colors show brightly. Each map measures 17 1/2" x 14" when folded out. Map entitled "Gallia, Britannia, Germania. Provinciae Danuvienses" has library name perforated onto lower right-hand corner within insert of what today is Romania. This volume lacks the final map listed on title page, entitled "L'Impero Romano."
 
Lot 7103

$50

Description: This lot includes the postcard album shown in the corresponding image(s). There are approximately 165 postcards contained in this album, some of which are chromolithographs or real photos. There are some recurring holiday themes, as well as depictions of destinations in New York and Pennsylvania, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: This album and its contents are in generally excellent condition, with some chipping concentrated at the page corners.
 
Lot 7104

$60

Title: Ghost Story
Author: Peter Francis Straub
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1979
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 483 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this horror novel. The novel was a watershed in Straub's career. Though his earlier books had achieved a limited amount of critical and commercial success, "Ghost Story" became a national bestseller and cemented the author's reputation. It was adapted into a film in 1981, starring Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman and Craig Wasson (in a dual role).
Condition: Book is in very good condition. Dust jacket shows small tears at head of spine and upper outside corner of rear cover. Minor chipping occurs at foot of spine of dust jacket. Creasing to rear flap.
 
Lot 7105

$55

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage, antique, and modern estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). This materian includes works by Lewis Carroll, Walter R. Brooks, and Ethel Mannin, among others. 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. "The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's" shows some chipping and loss, with loose and/or detached wrappers.
 
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