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Lot 7141

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

- The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History by John Lothrop Motley - Dated 1859 by S. O. Beeton - This ex-library volume shows more advanced age/wear. The fold-out map is intact, but is loose from the binding.
- The Alaska Boundary by George Davidson - Dated 1903 by Alaska Packers Association - This ex-library volume shows more advanced age/wear.
- Pioneer Notes from the Diaries of Judge Benjamin Hayes 1849-1875 Edited by Marjorie Tisdale Wolcott - Dated 1929 by Marjorie Tisdale Wolcott - Some moisture indications on front board and spine, front endpaper shows evidence of bookplate removal. Pages are clean, binding is tight.
- International Air Navigation Convention Relating to Regulation of International Air Navigation Agreed to by the Allied and Associated Powers - Dated 1919 by Government Printing Office - Senate documents from the 1st session of the 66th Congress. Some wear to boards, cracking along front hinge.
 
Lot 7142

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

- Cambridge Fifty Years A City 1846-1896: An Account of the Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts June 2-3, 1896 Edited by Walter Gee Davis - Dated 1897 by Riverside Press - Some light cracking at hinges and darkening to endpapers. Interior pages are clean and binding is generally tight.

- Official Chronicle and Tribute Book: Containing a Record of the Establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Edited by George D. Hall Company - Dated 1930 by George D. Hall Company - Profusely illustrated throughout.
This volume shows some external wear to the board edges. This ex-library volume has some perforated stamps on the interior. The binding is tight, with bright pages.

- Worcester in the War of the Revolution: Embracing the Acts of the Town From 1765 to 1783 Inclusive With an Appendix by Albert A. Lovell - Dated 1876 by Tyler & Seagrave - This ex-library volume shows advanced age/wear.

- History of Lawrence Massachusetts with War Records by Maurice B. Dorgan - Dated 1924 by The Murray Printing Company - This ex-library volume shows some advanced age/wear indications.

- Lee: The Centennial Celebrations, and Centennial History of the Town of Lee, Mass. Edited by Alexander Hyde, C. M. Hyde - Dated 1878 by Clark W. Bryan & Company - This ex-library volume shows advanced age/wear.
 
Lot 7143

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique history and reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes the book "Scenes from the Life of Christ," which was a special edition published for the Columbian Exposition. The book "Michelangelo: Des Meisters Werke" contains an inscribed calling card from Italian film starlet Ettore Bella Giovanna. 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 7144

$650

Description: This lot includes the hand woven wool carpet shown in the corresponding images. This handsome carpet incorporates rich hues of navy, burgundy, and tan, with imagery of Soviet war ammunitions woven into the rug. War rugs such as this are generally woven by Afghani weavers who escaped from Afghanistan to Pakistan to other surrounding countries during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan (1982-1985). This particular rug was woven in Southern Tajikistan. This piece measures approximately 41" by 81", plus end fringe. There are approximately nine stitches per inch. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition: This rug is generally in good condition, with some light edge wear and fraying at the extremities.
 
Lot 7145

$150

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

Title: Look
Issue Dates: 1937
Number of Issues: 13

These magazines show nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Some cover stories include President Roosevelt, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, and the circus. 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 7146

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

- The American Journal of Science and Arts by Benjamin Silliman, uncredited Edited by Benjamin Silliman - Dated 1823 by E. Littell - This is Volume VI, No. 2, with the publication date of 1823. Volume is disbound. Detached front wrapper shows markings. No other covers. Pages show occasional foxing.
- The American Journal of Science and Arts by Benjamin Silliman, uncredited Edited by Benjamin Silliman - Dated 1832 by Hezekiah Howe & Co. - This is Volume XXIL, No. 2, with the publication date of 1832. Volume is disbound. Detached front wrapper shows markings. No other covers. Pages show occasional foxing.
- The American Journal of Science and Arts by Benjamin Silliman, uncredited Edited by Benjamin Silliman - Dated 1823 by E. Littell - This is Volume VI, No. 2, with the publication date of 1823. Volume is disbound. Detached front wrapper shows markings. No other covers. Pages show occasional foxing.
- The American Journal of Science and Arts by Benjamin Silliman, uncredited Edited by Benjamin Silliman - Dated 1832 by Hezekiah Howe & Co. - This is Volume XXIL No. 2, with the publication date of 1832. Volume is disbound. Front wrapper shows markings. No other covers. Pages show occasional foxing.
 
Lot 7147

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of antique books, some decorative, shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes "God and the Future Life: The Reasonable-ness of Christianity," which is author-inscribed by Charles Nordhoff on the front free endpaper. Another author-inscribed work included in this lot is Robert W. Landis' "The Doctrine of the Resurrection of the Body Asserted and Defended." Some other works included are "Harrison and Reid," and Augustus Ward Loomis' "Scenes in the Indian Country." 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 more advanced wear including chipping and loss to pages, spine covers, and boards.
 
Lot 7148

$25

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. There are 24 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 7149

$80

Title: A Collection of Cases, and Other Discourses, Lately Written to Recover Dissenters to the Communion of the Church of England. By Some Divines of the City of London. The Second Edition. To Which Are Prefixed a Catalogue of all the Cases and Discourses, with the Authors Names; together with Three Tables: Containing, I. The Contents of Each Discourse. II. The Scriptures Illustrated and Occasionally Explained. III. The Several Authors Cited or Examined.
Author: uncredited
Publisher: T. Basset, R. Chiswell, B. Tooke, W. Kettilby, B. Aylmur, W. Rogers and C. Brome
City: London
Year: 1694
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/507 pages plus 1 page of publisher's catalogue and 4 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 8.25" Height: 13"
Description: This is a scarce edition of this antique theological work.
Condition: Antique volume bound in full leather with raised bands shows significant external wear to extremities, with front board almost detached. Blank pages at front and rear are detached. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 7150

$45

Title: Merry Songs and Ballads Prior to the Year A.D. 1800/Musa Pedestris: Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes
Author:
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1964
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 9"
Description: "Merry Songs and Ballads" is a collection of "unexpurgated folksongs and ballads, and of uncastrated art and folk poetry" (from G. Legman's introduction). Many of the songs are rather risque in their subject matter (much of it overtly sexual), especially considering the era in which they were written.
Condition: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, these volumes are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 7151

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of two original antique letters from theologians shown in the corresponding image(s). The first is a letter written and signed by Reverend Doctor Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, which is framed with a photograph reproduced by permission of the London Stereoscopic Society. This piece is professionally framed, and measures approximately 9" by 18.5". The second is a letter from E. B. Pusey, enclosed in a matte with a reproduced portrait of the theologian. This matte measures approximately 13.5" by 10". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: The framed piece is in excellent condition with minimal wear. The unframed piece shows some wear and discoloration to the matte.
 
Lot 7152

$55

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique estate 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.
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 7153

$110

Description: This lot includes the pair of antique tinted lithographs shown in the corresponding image(s). The first is titled "Willoughby Lake House, Westmore, Vt." This piece is dated circa 1870, and is credited to J. H. Bufford after Hunter. Two trained bears are depicted in this lithograph, with several onlookers watching them fight. This piece measures approximately 24" x 19".

The second piece is of a Bird's Eye View of Centennial Buildings and Fairmount Park, in Philadelphia. This piece is dated 1876, and published by H. J. Toudy & Co. A railroad is depicted in the foreground of this lithograph, with a train approaching a station. This piece is enclosed in a wooden frame measuring approximately 27.5" by 21.25". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition: The unframed lithograph shows some advanced wear including moisture indications, tearing, and some loss concentrated at extremities. The framed piece also shows some moisture indications and some loss. The frame itself shows some scratches along the edges.
 
Lot 7154

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The History of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, From the Settlement of the Colony to the Death of Bishop Seabury by E. Edwards Beardsley - Dated 1865-1868 by Hurd and Houghton - Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No These volumes show some advanced age/wear indications. The front board of volume one is detached.

- The Story Runneth Thus by Jacob Einstein, Jr. - Dated Unknown by St. Timothy's Protestant Episcopal Church - - First Printing - This volume is in very good condition with bright gilt tooling on front board, a tight binding, and clean pages.

- Life at Saint Mary's by Katherine Batts Salley, Nell Battle Lewis, Katharine Drane Perry, Jane Toy Coolidge, Emilie Smedes Holmes, Anna Brooke Allan, Alice Dugger Grimes Edited by Katherine Batts Salley - Dated 1942 by The University of North Carolina Press - Boards and dust jacket show some light moisture indications, and dust jacket shows some chipping and loss. Binding is tight, and pages show some foxing.

- Connecticut Churchmanship: Records and Historical Papers Concerning the Anglican Church in Connecticut in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries Edited by Kenneth Walter Cameron - Dated 1969 by Transcendental Books - This volume shows some light external wear, with a tight binding and clean pages.
 
Lot 7155

$1050

Title: La pirotechnia o sia trattato dei fouchi d'artificio
Author: Giuseppe Antonio Alberti Bolognese
Publisher: Gio. Battista Recurti
City: Venice
Year: 1749
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages plus 2 pages of errata
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Description: First edition of the first Italian work on recreational fireworks. Lavishly illustrated with fold-out plates showing a variety of fireworks.
Condition: Antique volume bound in half vellum and decorated boards shows external wear, particularly noticeable at extremities. Tightly bound. Paper slip pasted to front flyleaf with what appears to be a typed catalogue description. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional light markings and/or smudging. Contains 21 engraved fold-out plates.
 
Lot 7156

$90

Description: This lot includes the group of Roycroft magazines and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes publications such as "The Philistine: A Periodical of Protest" and "The Fra", as well as several works by Elbert Hubbard such as "Who Lifted the Lid off of Hell?" and "Let Thrift Be Your Ruling Habit."

Elbert Hubbard founded the Roycroft community in 1895 in the village of East Aurora, Erie County, New York, near Buffalo. The work and philosophy of the group, often referred to as the Roycroft movement, had a strong influence on the development of American architecture and design in the early 20th century.

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 7157

$100

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes juvenile series and Roycroft publications among others. 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. Some volumes in this lot show advanced wear indications such as chipping and/or loss to spine covers.
 
Lot 7158

$80

Title: The Works of Cornelius Tacitus; with an Essay on His Life and Genius, Notes, Supplements, &c.
Author: Arthur Murphy
Publisher: John Stockdale
City: London
Year: 1811
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: Yes
Description: This decorative leather set has gilt tooling and raised bands on the spines.
Condition: These volumes show significant external wear, many have detached boards, or chipping and loss to spine covers. The pages are age toned, some may show light chipping at extremities. The foldout map in volume one is well preserved.
 
Lot 7159

$45

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique state postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). These postcards depict the states of Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C. This material includes postcards that are real photographs and chromolithographs among other handsome design elements. There are approximately 250 postcards 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 7160

$45

Title: The New General Gazetteer; or Geographical Dictionary. Containing a Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Ports, Seas, Harbours, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Capes, &c in the Known World; with the Government, Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Inhabitants; The Extent, Boundaries, and Natural Productions of Each Country; the Trade, Manufacture, and Curiosities of the Cities and Towns; their Longitude, Latitude, Bearings and Distances in English Miles from Remarkable Places; and the Various Events by Which They Have Been Distinguished. Illustrated with Maps.
Author: R. Brookes
Publisher: K. Anderson
City: Newcastle upon Tyne
Year: 1808
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: xiv/unpaginated pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Description: Rare first edition of this classic work of geography. First volume contains six fold-out maps. Second volume has 7 (see images). Most are remarkably well preserved.
Condition: Antique volumes bound in full leather. Books show significant external wear. Boards of first volume are detached. Second volume lacks boards. Text blocks are intact. One preliminary page of first volume is detached. Over half of frontispiece has been torn off. Age-toned pages show occasional spotting and growing stain appears at lower inside corners from halfway point of text block of first volume.
 
Lot 7161

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of nautical ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material is primarily related to 20th century ocean liners on the Hamburg-American Line. Items included are cruise brochures, maps, passenger lists, and menus, and a 1914 publication of "The North American Review" among others. 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 7162

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Hindu, Marie Corelli, and Roane County, West Virginia. James Casey's "Hindu" is author-inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper. 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 7163

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

- Young Republicans of Philadelphia 24th Dinner - Dated Unknown by E. W. Wright - Cameo of Theodore Roosevelt on cover. Comes in a box, which shows advanced wear. Wrappers show some sunning.

- Annual Report of the President and Directors of the Maryland Penitentiary to His Excellency Frank Brown, Governor of Maryland - Dated 1892 by The Daily Record Company - This volume shows external age/wear, with some stamps and marginalia on front endpapers.

- The Book of Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada by J. J. Mason - Dated Unknown by G. C. Patterson & Co. - Shows some cracking at hinges.

- The Parson of the Islands: A Biography of the Rev. Joshua Thomas by Adam Wallace - Dated 1906 by Thomas & Evans Printing Company - This volumes shows some advanced age/wear indications.

- Around An Old Homestead by Paul Griswold Huston - Dated 1906 by Jennings and Graham - Some cracking at front hinge.
 
Lot 7164

$45

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique New York state postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). These postcards depict Cazenovia, East Aurora, Hamburg, Hudson River, Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Albany, Alden, Batavia, Binghamton, and the Adirondacks, among others. This material includes postcards that are real photographs and chromolithographs among other handsome design elements. There are approximately 325 postcards 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 7165

$25

Title: The Crows of Shakespeare
Author: J. B.
Publisher: David Douglas
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 38 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 15.5"
Description: An uncommon work of Shakespeare literature, with 18 full-page plates of scenes from his plays in which crows appear.

Condition: Volume shows significant external wear, with loss of material along spine and soiling and staining to boards. Binding is shaken. Pages are clean and plates show brightly.
 
Lot 7166

$50

Description: This lot includes the group of art history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes volumes of drawings from the Clark Art Institute, as well as works by Duncan Kelso and Aquarelle Lotte Gunthart. The volume of "Inside This House of Sky" is signed by Ivan Doig, the author of the text. "Bel Appetit" is signed by the author, Aquarelle Lotte Gunthart. 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 glassine dust jackets and slipcase for the set "Drawings from the Clark Art Institute" show some chipping and loss.
 
Lot 7167

$55

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). These postcards depict the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts. This material includes postcards that are real photographs and chromolithographs among other handsome design elements. There are approximately 400 postcards 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 7168

$25

Title: The Government of a Great American City
Author:
Editor: Frederick Philip Stieff
Publisher: H. G. Roebuck & Son
City: Baltimore
Year: 1935
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 379 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Description: A study of the government of the City of Baltimore in the mid-thirties, with chapters on individual city officials, departments, commissions, zoning, park problems, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Maryland Institute, Baltimore Museum of Art, Municipal Museum, Municipal Department of Music, Playground Athletic League, and final chapters entitled "An Average City Looks at His City" and "Baltimore's Financial Position at the Beginning of 1934 and Important Factors Responsible for It."

Condition: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine, this volume shows tiny white specks and small spot on front cover and rubbing to rear cover. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Signature of Howard W. Jackson, mayor of Baltimore from 1923-1927 and from 1931 to 1943 appears on title page over the date October 28, 1936. Folded color map of Baltimore, with tear to one of panels, is present in pocket attached to rear endpaper. With exception of small tear, map is in excellent condition. Fold-out organization chart of the city is intact.
 
Lot 7169

$45

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards and souvenir folders shown in the corresponding image(s). These items depict countries such as Norway, Ireland, and Canada, as well as landmarks in New York, Kentucky, Oregon, and South Dakota, among other states. This material includes postcards that are real photographs and chromolithographs among other handsome design elements. There are approximately 300 pieces 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 7170

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

- Rembrandt: His Life, His Work, and His Time by Emile Michel - Dated 1894 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No These volumes show some age/wear including sunning to spines. The frontispieces in both volumes are present, but detached.

- History of Religious Orders by Charles Warren Currier - Dated 1896 by Murphy & McCarthy - This volume shows some external age/wear, with cracking at the front hinge.

- Mile-Stones of History, Literature, Travel, Mythology, Sculpture, and Art - Dated 1887 by Elliott & Beezley - - This volume has a decorative gilt-tooled cover, with gilt edged pages.

- Picturesque Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines: A Photographic Panorama of Our New Possessions - Dated 1898 by Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick - This volume shows advanced age/wear. The wrappers are detached from the text block.

- Sights and Scenes of the World: A Photographic Portfolio of the Marvelous Works of God and the Wonderful Accomplishments of Man by Edward L. Raymond - Dated 1894 by W. B. Conkey Company - This volume is profusely illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs.  This volume shows some advanced age/wear indications.

- The Story of the Spanish-American War and the Revolt in the Philippines by W. Nephew King - Dated 1894 by Peter Fenelon Collier - This large, oblong volume is profusely illustrated, with several fold-out color plates. This volume shows advanced wear including cracking at hinges, moisture indications, and a lacking front free endpaper.
 
Lot 7171

$30

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of 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 7172

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique railroad postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). These postcards depict locations such as the Lackawanna Railroad Station, Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York, South Station in Boston, and Rainier National Park. This material includes postcards that are real photographs and chromolithographs among other handsome design elements. There are approximately 300 postcards 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 7173

$350

Title: The Violet Fairy Book
Author:
Editor: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
City: London
Year: 1901

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/388 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Description: This title is one of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books (also known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colors), a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally (with the notable exception of Madame d'Aulnoy), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories.

As is the case with many of the books in this series, this book is illustrated by Henry J. Ford.

Condition: Handsome volume in dark blue cloth with bright embossed gilt decorations to spine and front cover is well preserved in sturdy binding. Gilt-edged pages are bright and clean, with (mild) spotting appearing on a small number of pages. Color plates and full-page and in-text illustrations show nicely.
 
Lot 7174

$90

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique New York City postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). These postcards depict Rockefeller Center, Central Bark, Battery Park, the Chrysler Building, and the Museum of Natural History, among other landmarks. This material includes postcards that are real photographs and chromolithographs among other handsome design elements. There are approximately 450 postcards 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 7175

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A New Version of the Psalms of David Fitted to the Tunes Used in the Church by N. Tate, N. Brady - Dated 1762 by A. Wilde - Rare edition of this theological work.

- A Companion to the Altar: Shewing the Nature and Necessity of a Sacramental Preparation, in order to Our Worthy Receiving the Holy Communion: Wherein Those Fears and Scruples about Eating and Drinking Unworthily, and of Incurring Our Own Damnation thereby, Are Proved Groundlless and Unwarrantable. Unto Which Are Added, Prayers and Meditations, Preparative to a Sacramental Preparationj, according to What the Church of England Requires from her Communicants - Dated 1762 by John Beecroft - Rare edition of this theological work. Illustrated by a frontispiece showing Jesus Christ and the Apostles at the Last Supper.

- The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the Use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as They Are To Be Sung or said in Churches - Dated 1762 by Mark Baskett - A rare edition of this theological work. The first text in a compilation of eighteenth-century titles.  Antique volume bound in black leather with raised bands and gilt decorative designs to spine and covers. Volume shows external wear. concentrated at extremities. Hinges are weak. Marbled endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional foxing.
 
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