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Lot 7106

$120

Description: This lot includes the group of antique sea travel ephemera primarily from the 1920s and 1930s shown in the corresponding image, most of which relates to cruises, shipping lines, day cruisers, and ferries. This lot includes a music repertoire booklet from White Star Line, which is most famous for its ill-fated vessel, the RMS Titanic. Additionally, a pamphlet from the ocean steamship company Savannahline, dated 1908. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: This material is generally in excellent condition, with wonderful period iconic deco graphics.
 
Lot 7107

$60

Title: Atlas Antiquus, Karoli Spruneri Opus
Author: Karl von Spruner
Editor: Heinrich Theodor Menke
Publisher: Justus Perthes
City: Gotha, Germany
Year: 1865
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 9.5" Height: 15"
Description: This antique volume is a Latin-language atlas of the ancient world, with handsomely hand-tinted maps of the key sites and historical periods. The first, 1850, edition of this atlas was edited by by Karl Spruner von Metz. This third edition was revised by Heinrich Theodor Menke. The plates were drawn by F. v. Stulpnagel. This volume has 31 maps.
Condition: Antique volume shows significant external wear, with spine cover detached at front gutter, bent corners that have fraying and/or loss of material. Cracked at front hinge, with initial pages, including first half of double-page title page, detached. Two identical portions on either side of title page have been cut out (measuring approximately 3 1/2" x 1 1/4"). Name of library is stamped in red onto title page and to margins of a number of maps. Maps show very well.
 
Lot 7108

$140

Description: This lot includes the album of antique valentines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are approximately 68 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 7109

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes special printings, art history, Chinese fairy tales, and biographies, among others. This lot includes an author-inscribed copy of "Abbott H. Thayer: Painter and Naturalist," by Nelson C. White. "The Happy Prince and Other Tales" is one of 250 copies. 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 7110

$35

Title: Municipality of Buffalo, New York: A History, 1720-1923
Author:
Editor: Henry Wayland Hill
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 11"
Description: Scarce first edition of this early history of Buffalo, New York. Offers a history of the harbor, waterways and canals, as well as the various institutions of the city. Volumes III and IV make up a profusely illustrated biographical reference work.
Condition: Well-preserved complete set bound in dark green cloth with black spine and corners. Bright gilt lettering to spines. Solidly bound volumes are in excellent condition. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 7111

$60

Description: This lot includes the group of antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). Some of the postcards in this lot are chromolithographs or real photographs, with themes such as travel, holiday greetings, and Native Americans. There are approximately 125 postcards included in this lot, some of which are enclosed in albums. 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 7112

$250
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Book of Psalms, Translated out of the Hebrew: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised - Dated 1846 by American Bible Society

- The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised - Dated 1846 by American Bible Society - This is the family Bible of General Isaac Ridgeway Trimble (May 15, 1802 - January 2, 1888), a United States Army officer, a civil engineer, a prominent railroad construction superintendent and executive, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War, most famous for his leadership role in the assault known as Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.

After the war, Trimble, equipped with an artificial leg, returned to Baltimore, Maryland, to resume his engineering work. He died in Baltimore and is buried there in Green Mount Cemetery, arguably the most famous Maryland resident who fought for the Confederacy.

Front flyleaf bears the name of Sarah Starr Trimble over a elegantly written dedicated which reads "Presented by James V. (last name illegible) / Cincinnati Dec. 6th 1849." A note below states "sent to Isaac R. Trimble / her brother in Baltimore / after her death - 1866."

Antique volume bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Volume shows shelfwear, concentrated at edges. Small tear to head of spine. Book is solidly bound. Pages show foxing throughout. Inscriptions appear on front flyleaf.
 
Lot 7113

$35

Title: Harry and Lucy Concluded; Being the Last Part of Early Lessons
Author: Maria Edgeworth
Publisher: R. Hunter & Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy
City: London
Year: 1827
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 287/342/319/350
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Description: This is a second, corrected edition of a work that was originally published in 1801, with sequels appearing in 1822.
Condition: Scarce antique set in half-leather binding with gilt lettering to spines. Volumes show significant external wear, with rubbing and heavy edgewear. Rear board of volume 3 is detached. Hinges are cracked. Text blocks are intact, with pages showing foxing throughout. Owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf of first volume.
 
Lot 7114

$80

Description: This lot includes the group of Anthony Burgess first printings shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this lot are: 1985, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Long Day Wanes, A Vision of Battlements, and Napoleon Symphony. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes are in excellent condition. They retain their original dust jackets, most of which are covered in mylar.
 
Lot 7115

$45

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. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7116

$225

Description: This lot includes the antique Chinese bronze jian shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece originated from the Hubei province, which has been a major manufacturing center of fine bronzes for centuries. This type is thought to originate in the Warring State Period (475-221 BC). This magnificent piece is intricately detailed with two ears and creatures around the rim. A jian such as this would be filled with water to be used as a mirror, or it could be filled with ice for cooling wine. This bowl measures approximately 7.5" in diameter and is 4.5" tall.
Condition: This piece had been buried underground, and shows some age/wear indications including tarnishing.
 
Lot 7117

$35

Title: The Revelation of Saint John the Divine
Author:
Publisher: Philip Allan & Co., Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1926
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 168 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.25"
Description: Limited edition of this biblical text, that also contains a sketch of the life of Albrecht Durer, and chapters on woodcuts, the printer and the reformation, and Durer's fifteen woodcuts of the Revelation. Foreword by Ernest H. Short and 16 full-page engraved plates by the German artist.

Condition: Vellum-backed marbled paper-covered boards. Boards show wear to edges, with loss of paper along edges. Solidly bound volume is otherwise well preserved, with clean, bright, uncut pages. Plates are protected by tissue guards.
 
Lot 7118

$10

Title: Der Weltkrieg
Publisher: Cigaretten-Bilderdienst
City: Dresden
Year: 1937

Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 71 pages
Width: 13.75" Height: 10.25"
Description: Zigarettenbildersammelalbum
Condition: This oblong volume shows shelfwear, with faint markings to fore edge of rear cover. Interior is clean and bright.
 
Lot 7119

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes several works by Marshall Monroe Kirkman, as well as a two volume set of "Ben Hur." 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. Some volumes show chipping and loss to spine covers.
 
Lot 7120

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of antique books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes items to do with polar exploration, seafaring, and the Navy, among other topics. This lot also includes three Harper's Weekly engravings. 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. The booklet on Adirondack ores includes just some of the text block.
 
Lot 7121

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

- Ein Volk ehrt seine Fuhrer: Der 20. April 1939 im Bild - Dated 1939 by Zeitgeschichte-Verlag - Picture book dedicated to chronicling the military parade and ceremonies in Berlin celebrating the German dictator's fiftieth birthday. Numerous figures from the Nazi hierarchy appear in rare photographs. Contains foreword by Robert Ley, head of the German Labour Front.
Bound in stiff paper boards, this volume shows little external age/wear. Edgeworn dust jacket is present, with flaps pasted to insides of boards. Front flyleaf shows marginal foxing. Pages are clean and bright, without markings.

- Hitler holt die Saar heim Edited by Heinrich Hoffmann - Dated 1938 by Verlag Heinrich Hoffmann - Picture book dedicated to chronicling events surrounding the plebiscite held in the Saarland on 13 January 1935, in which 90.3% of those voting favored rejoining Germany. Pictures of landscapes, political rallies, events attended by Hitler. Contains foreword by Josef Burckel, the Gauleiter, or Nazi Party regional leader.
Bound in stiff paper boards, this volume shows little external age/wear. Edgeworn dust jacket is present, with front flap pasted to inside of board. Title page shows two faint smudges. Pages are clean and bright, without markings.
 
Lot 7122

$70

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

Title: Look
Issue Dates: 1942
Number of Issues: 18

These magazines show nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Some cover stories include Nazi Germany, labor strikes, skiing, diet, and Gary Cooper. 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 7123

$20

Title: Catalogue des tableaux anciens et des tableaux modernes composant la collection de feu M. Henri Rouart
Publisher: Galerie Manzi-Joyant
City: Paris
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 154/154 pages
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Description: This set constitutes the auction catalogue of the famous Henri Rouart collection, considered one of the most important art sales of the 20th century, which included the work of Breugel, Chardin, David, Fragonard, Goya, Cezanne, Corot, Daumier, Degas, Delacroix, Ingres and many others. Henri Rouart (1833 - 1912) was a French engineer, industrialist, artist and collector.

Condition: Well-preserved volumes are in library binding showing light shelfwear. Gilt lettering appears on spines. Exlibris plates of Paul Joseph Sachs appear on front endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 7124

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Baby's Own Aesop, Uncle Titus in the Country, and the Stolen White Elephant. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: Some volumes in this lot show advanced age/wear.
 
Lot 7125

$45

Description: This lot includes the antique railroad ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes two original broadsides, a travel booklet issued by the Grand Trunk Railway System in 1900, the booklet "Sights and Scenes from the Car Windows of the Word's Pictorial Line Union Pacific," and a framed voucher from the Lehigh Valley Rail Road Company. 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. The text block of "Sights and Scenes From the Car Windows" is loosening from the wrappers. The broadsides show some tearing and chipping concentrated at extremities.
 
Lot 7126

$55

Title: Observations on the Administration of the Poor Laws in Agricultural Districts
Author: C. D. Brereton
Publisher: J. Hatchard and Son
City: Norwich
Year: c.1825
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 119 pages with 5 pages of appendix
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Description: Rev. Charles Brereton was the public-spirited and philanthropic Rector of the parish of Little Massingham in Norfolk who was particularly exercised by the unfairness of Poor Law administration, publishing a flurry of pamphlets in the 1820s. The present Observations addresses the issue of the so-called Speenhamland system of making up agricultural wages through the Parish rates when triggered by a bread price threshold. In his view such a system tended to pauperize otherwise honest workers.
Condition: This string-bound volume lacks wrappers. Text block begins at half title page and ends with final page of appendix. Pages are remarkably well preserved.
 
Lot 7127

$90

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique menus shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes cocktail menus and bar menus, among other items. Also included is a menu for a breakfast honoring United States Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, hosted at the Hotel Statler Hilton in Buffalo, New York on January 7th, 1967. The front of the menu has been signed by former Vice President Humphrey. 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 7128

$140

Description: This lot includes the group of Anthony Burgess first printings shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this lot are: Honey For The Bears, The Eve of Saint Venus, Enderby Outside, and The Wanting Seed. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes are in excellent condition. They retain their original dust jackets, most of which are covered in mylar.
 
Lot 7129

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

- We Are Soldiers Still by Joseph L. Galloway, Harold G. Moore - Dated 1998 by Harper Collins - First Edition - This stated first edition is complete with dust jacket and signed by both authors on the title page. This volume recounts the authors' visit back to the Ia Drang Valley.
This volume is in like-new condition, with light shelf wear to the dust jacket.

- We Were Soldiers Once...and Young - Dated 1992 by Random House - This volume, complete with dust jacket, and signed by both authors on the title page, is an account of Ia Drang--"The battle that changed the war in Vietnam."
This volume is in like-new condition, with light shelf wear to the dust jacket.
 
Lot 7130

$80

Description: This lot includes the group of miscellaneous ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes advertising, correspondence indentures from the early 1800s, stock certificates, war ration books, and a 1843 Columbian Exposition book from Chicago, 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 7131

$500

Title: Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books
Author: John Milton
Publisher: J. F. and C. Rivington
City: London
Year: 1790

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxv/345 pages
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.75"
Description: Scarce edition of this classic work of English literature, an epic poem in blank verse originally published in 1667 (though written nearly ten years earlier) in ten books, with a total of over ten thousand individual lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, redivided into twelve books (in the manner of the division of Virgil's Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout and a note on the versification; most of the poem was written while Milton was blind, and was transcribed for him.

Condition: Antique volume bound in full leather with gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Book shows external age/wear. White stain appears on fore edge of front cover. Volume is tightly bound. Antique bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Moderate foxing to frontispiece portrait of Milton. Pages are clean and without markings. Frontispiece portrait of the author.
 
Lot 7132

$140

Description: This lot includes the vintage railroad ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes postcards, timetables, maps, and travel pamphlets, among other items. Some of the railroads represented in this lot are the Lackawanna Railroad, the Union Pacific System, The New York Central Railroad Company, and Canadian Pacific. 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 7133

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of history & estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include race, slavery, social psychology, and national consumption. This lot includes an author-singed volume of "Awake & Rehearse," which is limited edition number 198 of 500. 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 slipcover for "Awake & Rehearse" shows advanced wear.
 
Lot 7134

$40

Title: The Confession of a Fool
Author: August Strindberg
Translator: Ellie Schleussner
Publisher: Small, Maynard and Company Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1913
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 319 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Description: First published in 1893, this is a first U.S. edition of this seminal work by Strindberg. This work of psychological realism is a first-person narrator's account of painful and scandalous events during a thirteen-year period of his life. This edition contains a reprint of a review by I. E. Poritzky that appeared in the German literary journal "Litterarisches Echo" in 1911, favoring comparing this translation to the German version.
Condition: Volume shows light shelfwear, with rubbing to spine and covers. Rear hinge is cracked. Text block is intact, with clean, bright pages. Previous owner's inscription appears on front endpaper.
 
Lot 7135

$150

Description: This lot includes the group of antique travel related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes items relating to cruises, shipping lines, day cruises, and ferries, among others. These items are primarily from the 1920s and 1930s. Several travel pamphlets for Havana, Cuba are included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: This material is generally in excellent condition, with wonderful period iconic deco graphics.
 
Lot 7136

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

- A History of the Parish of Trinity Church in the City of New York Edited by Morgan Dir - Dated 1898 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: No - Of this letterpress edition, 750 copies have been printed for sale.
These volumes show some light external wear, as well as some cracking at hinges. The pages are bright and clean. Volumes one and two have bookplates on the front endpaper.

- An Historical Sketch of Trinity Church, New York by William Berrian - Dated 1847 by Stanford and Swords - Author-inscribed on front free endpaper. Some chipping and loss at spine cover, foxing to pages.
 
Lot 7137

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of travel ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes items such as maps, brochures, and postcards, relating to destinations such as Maryland, Vermont, Boston, Indiana, and San Francisco. 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 7138

$90

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, and Oliver Goldsmith. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: Some of these volumes show more advanced age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7139

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Liturgy of the Church of Sarum Together with the Kalendar of the Same Church by Charles Walker - Dated Unknown by J. T. Hayes - This volume shows significant age/wear indications.

- Discourses on the Most Important Doctrines and Duties of the Christian Religion by Alexander V. Griswold - Dated 1830 by William Stavely - This volume shows significant age/wear with a detached front board.

- Lectures on the Catechism of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Supplementary Lectures; One on the Ministry, the Other on the Publick Service and Dissertations On Select Subjects in the Lectures by William White - Dated 1813 by Bradford and Inskeep - This ex-library volume has been rebound, and shows a stamp on the title page.

- Reasons For Being a Churchman: Addressed to English Speaking Christians of Every Name by Arthur W. Little - Dated 1910 by The Young Churchman Co. - This decorative volume is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled boards and raised bands.  The front board is detached.

- The Pastoral Use of the Prayer Book: The Substance of Plain Talks Given to His Students and Younger Clergy by William Paret - Dated 1904 by The Maryland Diocesan Library

- A Companion for the Festivals and Fasts of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Principally Selected and Altered from Nelson‘«÷s Companion for the Festivals and Fasts of the Church of England with Forms of Devotion by John Henry Hobart - Dated 1877 by E. P. Dutton & Co. - This volume shows some wear to edges of spine and boards, as well as some loosening signatures.
 
Lot 7140

$120

Description: This lot includes the antique railroad ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes maps, timetables, magazines, and tourist pamphlets, among other items. Some of the railroads represented in this lot are the Union Pacific, the Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Canadian Pacific. 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.
 
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