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Lot 7176

$10

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of US & military history 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 7177

$60

Description: This lot includes the group of antique children's books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes "The Butterfly Babies' Book," "Cinderella," "Mulligans' Boarding House," and "The Babes in the Wood," along with the "Illustrated Catalogue of Books for Children," distributed by E. P. Dutton & Company. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These items are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. The wrappers for "The Illustrated Catalogue of Books for Children" are loose and show some loss.
 
Lot 7178

$80

Title: An Extract of Law's Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life: Adapted to the State and Condition of All Orders of Christians
Author: William Law
Publisher: The Methodist Book-Room
City: Dublin
Year: 1812
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
 
Condition: Antique volume bound in brown cloth shows external wear, with water stain to rear cover. Lacks spine label. Binding is tight. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 7179

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Vanderbilts and the Story of Their Fortune by W. A. Croffut - Dated 1886 by Belford, Clarke & Company - This volume has a bookplate on the front endpaper, as well as several stamps from a personal library.

- A Tale of the Pyrenees (Ramuntcho) by Pierre Loti - Dated Unknown by Frederick A. Stokes Company - This volume has several beautiful color plates throughout. This volume shows some sunning to spine, and there is some cracking along back hinge.

- A Collection of Letters of W. M. Thackeray 1847-1855 - Dated 1887 by Smith, Elder & Co. - Second Edition - This volume shows significant wear to exterior. Some cracking at front hinge, and foxing to pages. Front free endpaper has a gift inscription as well as pencil marginalia.

- Our Northern Shrubs and How To Identify Them by Harriet L. Keeler - Dated 1903 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Author's signature is tipped in at the front free endpaper.  Boards show some moisture indications, some cracking near front hinge.

- Arctic Heroes: Facts and Incidents of Arctic Explorations from the Earliest Voyages to the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin, Embracing Sketches of Commercial and Religious Results by Z. A. Mudge - Dated 1875 by Nelson & Phillips - This book shows significant external age/wear.

- Two Noble Lives by Laura E. Richards - Dated 1911 by Dana Estes and Company - Book shows some external age/wear, applied photographs on front cover show well with some wear, gilt debossing shines well. Binding is tight and secure. Pages are clean and bright with some limited library indications: stamps on edges of text block and front endpaper, pocket and slip on rear endpaper.
 
Lot 7180

$80

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). These postcards depict the states of Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. 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 7181

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of art exhibit catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Some artists represented in this lot are Degas, Mondrian, Henri Fantin-Latour, and Yves Tanguy. 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 7182

$100

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique New York state postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). These postcards depict Niagara Falls, Oneonta, Saratoga Springs, Thousand Islands, and Watertown, among others. 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 7183

$45

Title: Avedon: Photographs, 1947-1977
Author: Richard Avedon
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
City: New York
Year: 1978
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 250 pages
Width: 11" Height: 14.5"
Description: Published to accompany a 1978 retrospective exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this folio documents thirty years of fashion editorial work by the late Richard Avedon. This volume contains a preface by Harold Brodkey and one hundred and sixty-two full-page images of a who's who post-war fashion designers including Balenciaga, Cardin, Courreges, Dior, Galanos, Givenchy, Mme. Gres, Halston, Giorgio di Sant'Angelo, Yves Saint Laurent, Schiaparelli as modeled by the likes of Lauren Bacall. Brigitte Bardot, Cecil Beaton, Marisa Berenson, Marlene Dietrich, Dovima, Audrey Hepburn, Kate Hepburn, Anjelica Huston, Lauren Hutton, Bianca Jagger, Janis Joplin, Sophia Loren, Donyale Luna, Marilyn Monroe, Jeanne Moreau, Suzy Parker, Paloma Picasso, Jean Shrimpton, Elizabeth Taylor, Penelope Tree, Twiggy, Veruschka Lehndorff, Diana Vreeland, and many others.

Condition: Covers present external wear, with tearing and loss of material at foot of spine, puncture at top of rear gutter, and scratching to front and rear covers. Binding is detached. Text block is intact. Endpapers and preliminary pages show mild foxing. Internally clean with 160 bright, full-page photographs with no markings.
 
Lot 7184

$55

Title: The Anatomy of Revolution
Author: Crane Brinton
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
City: New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 326 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Description: This volume is a very rare first edition of this seminal study of modern revolutions. outlining the "uniformities" of four major political revolutions: the English Revolution of the 1640s, the American, the French, and 1917 Russian Revolution, Brinton notes how the revolutions followed a life-cycle from the Old Order to a moderate regime to a radical regime, to Thermidorian reaction.

Condition: Bound in black cloth with red bands and gilt lettering, this book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name and price appear at top of front flyleaf above annotation in pencil. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 7185

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage juvenile series books shown in the corresponding image(s). These book are all a part of Victor Appleton's Tom Swift series. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes show age/wear indications such as moisture indications and rubbing to boards, cracked hinges, and/or marginalia.
 
Lot 7186

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). These postcards depict Yosemite National Park, Chicago World's Fair 1933, Yellowstone, the Army, the Navy, and roads and bridges. This material includes postcards that are real photographs and chromolithographs among other handsome design elements. There are approximately 150 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 7187

$55

Title: The Life of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
Author: Alex. Slidell Mackenzie
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1842
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4" Height: 6"
Description: A rare early edition of this biography of Oliver Hazard Perry, who served in the War of 1812 against Britain. After supervising the building of a fleet at Erie, Pennsylvania, at the age of 27 earned the title "Hero of Lake Erie" for leading American forces in a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie, receiving a Congressional Gold Medal and the Thanks of Congress. His leadership materially aided the successful outcomes of all nine Lake Erie military campaign victories, and the fleet victory was a turning point in the battle for the west in the War of 1812. Perry became embroiled in a long standing and festering controversy with the Commander of the USS Niagara, Captain Jesse Elliott over their conduct in the battle, and both were the subject of official charges that were lodged. In 1815, he successfully commanded the Java in the Mediterranean during the Second Barbary War. So seminal was his career that he was lionized in the press (being the subject of scores of books and articles), has been heavily memorialized, and many places and ships have been named in his honor.

Condition: Handsome antique set bound in three quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards. Tightly bound volumes show light shelfwear. Endpapers show markings. Light foxing visible throughout. Book is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Commodore Perry.
 
Lot 7188

$100

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique aviation and nautical postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). These postcards depict scenes of Bear Mountain Park, the Hudson River, Detroit City airport, Brooklyn Bridge, and Cape Cod Canal, among others 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 7189

$45

Title: Dr. Heinrich Berghaus' Physikalischer Atlas oder Sammlung von Karten, auf denen die hauptsachlichsten Erscheinungen der anorganischen und organischen Natur nach ihrer geographischen Verbreitung und Vertheilung bildlich dargestellt sind. Zweiter Band, enthaltend in drei Abtheilungen: 6. Zoologische Geographie 7. Anthropographie 8. Ethnographie
Author: Heinrich Berghaus
Publisher: Verlag von Justus Perthes
City: Gotha, Germany
Year: 1848
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 233 pages plus 1 page of index
Width: 10" Height: 15"
Description: Rare edition of this German-language atlas with double-paged colored maps. This is the second volume of this work divided into zoological geography, anthropography and ethnography. Initial part of volume contains maps and tables that provide information regarding the distribution of wild animals throughout the world, while illustrated maps and graphs provide indication of racial make-up of the continents and of regions within the continents.

Condition: Antique volume is disbound. Lacks front board and spine cover. Rear board present but detached. Front flyleaf, half title page and title page are detached. Portion of title page measuring approximately 3 1/2" x 1" has been cut out. Remaining portion of text block is tightly bound. First half of text at rear shows heavy foxing. Initial double-page map shows mild foxing, remaining maps and tables show little or no foxing.
 
Lot 7190

$40

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles included in this lot are "Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates," "A Child's Garden of Verses," "In Zarte Frauenhand," and "Poo-Poo and the Dragons," which is a first edition. 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. Some volumes show more advanced wear such as rubbing or moisture indications to the boards, chipping to dust jacket, or cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 7191

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of Civil War ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes handwritten letters, tax receipts, records of soldier uniform distribution, and a lithograph of Daniel D. Porter, 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 7192

$130

Title: The Watsons
Author: Jane Austen, L. Oulton
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 211 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Description: "The Watsons" is an unfinished novel by Jane Austen. She began writing it circa 1803 and probably abandoned it after her father's death in January 1805. It originally had five chapters, and was less than 18,000 words long. This edition is divided into 19 chapters and contains a preface by J. E. Austen Leigh.

Condition: Well-preserved volume shows light edgewear. Book is solidly bound, with clean, bright pages. Mylar-covered dust jacket shows soiling to top third of front cover and spine. Small tears appear at edges of jacket.
 
Lot 7193

$150

Description: This lot includes the group of antique valentines shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes beautiful chromolithographs as well as postcards. There are approximately 85 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 7194

$650

Title: P. Virgilii Maronis Opera ex antiquis monimentis illusttrata. Cura, studio & sumtibus Henricus Justice Armigeri, Rufforthii Toparchae
Author: Vergil
Publisher: J. L. de Boubers
City: Brussels
Year: 1757-1765
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Description: Five volumes of the works of Virgil bound in two books. Lavishly illustrated illustrated Latin-language texts.
Condition: Antique volumes bound in red leather with raised bands and gilt lettering. Books are in excellent condition, with only minor external wear. Binding is tight. Volumes have marbled endpapers. Gilt edged pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with plates and elaborate vignettes. Previous owner's bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. Fold-out map is intact.
 
Lot 7195

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of special limited printing Benjamin Franklin books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Franklin Was There, A Quart of Oysters and other Bon Mots of Bon Homme Richard, and On True Happiness. Several of these volumes were printed as keepsakes in commemoration of the celebration of printing week and the anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are in handsome shape, with little external wear. Two of the volumes are enclosed in a glassine dust jacket, and two volumes have a gift inscription to Emily Connor Wylie.
 
Lot 7196

$130

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique photographs shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes photographs of sports figures, wire photos, tintypes, and cabinet cards, 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 7197

$80

Title: L'oeuvre complet de Eugene Delacroix: Peintures, dessins, gravures, lithographes
Author:
Editor: Alfred Robaut, Ernest Chesneau
Publisher: Charavay Freres, Editeurs
City: Paris
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 538 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Description: This work contains nearly 2000 works from the oeuvre of French Romantic artist Eugene Delacroix (26 April 1798 - 13 August 1863), catalogued and described in detail. Illustrated with a frontispiece self-portrait of the artist and numerous in-text illustrations of works. This book includes a section entitled "Tables et repertoire alphabetique de l'oeuvre de Eugene Delacroix."
Condition: Volume in library binding with loss of corners of front cover due to chewing. Spine shows fading and tearing to head. Half title page has tear to lower inside corner. Profusely illustrated text block is intact with clean, bright pages. Previous owner's signature appears on front flyleaf.
 
Lot 7198

$175

Description: This auction lot is for an original certificate, signed by President Calvin Coolidge. This document appoints Jessie H. Cox to be Postmaster in Washington, Virginia, in the county of Rappahannock, with her four-year term commencing on May 4, 1926. This document is dated May 19, 1926. This document also bears the signature of Postmaster General Harry S. New. 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 a heavy paper.
Condition: The paper is age-toned, with some light creasing and edge wear. The right and left sides of this document have been folded back approximately .5" on each side, likely for framing purposes.
 
Lot 7199

$140

Title: The Complaint: or, Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality. To Which Is Prefixed the Life of the Author
Author: Edward Young
Publisher: Cornelius W. Stafford
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1798
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Description: This is a scarce edition of this classic work of English literature. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Young by Collyer and plates by Thomas Stothard (the first edition to be so illustrated).

"Night-Thoughts" is a long poem in nine parts (or "nights") between 1742 and 1745. The poem is written in blank verse. It describes the poet's musings on death over a series of nine "nights" in which he ponders the loss of his wife and friends, and laments human frailties. The best-known line in the poem is the adage "procrastination is the thief of time," which is part of a passage in which the poet discusses how quickly life and opportunities can slip away.

"Night-Thoughts" had a very high reputation for many years after its publication, but is now best known for the fact that it gave rise to a major series of illustrations by William Blake.

Condition: Antique volume bound in full leather with spine label with gilt lettering. Book shows signs of external wear. Hinges are cracked. Front board is weakly attached. Binding is splitting at center of text block. Previous owner's signature appears on front endpaper. Endpapers show foxing and marginal staining that carries over to margins of adjacent pages. Pages are otherwise clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 7200

$50

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique adult and children's literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors included in this lot are Paul Laurence Dunbar, Zane Grey, Horatio Alger Jr., and S. R. Crockett. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes show some age/wear indications including wear to board edges and cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 7201

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of four vintage railroad prints in frames shown in the corresponding image(s). Included in this lot is a limited edition printing of Thom Kennedy's "Southern Central Junction," which is signed in pencil. This print is number 167 of 250. The remaining three pieces are by Walter L. Green, all featuring the Twentieth Century Limited of the New York Central Lines. These pieces are titled "A National Institution," "Thoroughbreds," and "In The Hudson River Valley." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These pieces generally show well with vivid colors. Some pieces show slight warping within the frames, and one has become loose from its matte. The frames themselves show some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7202

$600

Title: How To Ski
Author: Henry Hoek
Publisher: Adelbrich Benziger
City: New York
Year: 1910
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 32 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Description: This is a very rare first U.S. edition of this book by German skiing pioneer Henry Hoek. Numerous in-text drawings illustrate the then existing equipment and techniques of skiing.
Condition: Book is in excellent condition. Cover bears illustration depicting a man with raised arm skiing down an incline.
 
Lot 7203

$35

Title: Views of Cornell University, 1889
Author:
Publisher: Homer E. Fraser
City: Fowlerville, New York
Year: 1889
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 54 unpaginated pages
Width: 12.25" Height: 10"
Description: This is a scarce edition of a collection of 26 plates offering views of the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Condition: Antique oblong volume bound blindstamped brown cloth with title in gilt on front cover. Volume is disbound. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 7204

$55

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 7205

$35

Description: This lot includes the vintage railroad ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes magazines, timetables, menus, and travel pamphlets, among other items. Some of the railroads represented in this lot are the Missouri Pacific Lines, The Milwaukee Road, and the Lehigh Valley Railroad. 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 7206

$35

Description: This lot includes the signed Speaker of the House ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a letter written and signed by James G. Blaine, on letterhead from the Department of State in Washington. James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830 - January 27, 1893) was a U.S. Representative, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, U.S. Senator from Maine, and two-time Secretary of State. He was nominated for president in 1884, but lost a close race to Democrat Grover Cleveland.

Also included is a program "Commemorating the Presentation of the Portrait of the Honorable Joseph W. Martin, Jr. by the Vice President of the United States," which took place at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. on April 27, 1955. The pamphlet is signed by Joseph W. Martin, on the page which depicts the painting in his likeness. Joseph William Martin, Jr. (November 3, 1884 - March 6, 1968) was a Republican Congressman and Speaker of the House from North Attleborough, Massachusetts. He was notably the only Republican to serve as Speaker between 1931 and 1995.

Condition: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications. The handwritten letter is creased horizontally, with some ink transfer from being previously folded. The inside front wrapper of the program has some remnants of another adhered paper.
 
Lot 7207

$300

Title: Chronicles of England, France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Brittany, Flanders, and the Adjoining Countries
Author: John Froissart
Translator: John Bourchier
Publisher: F.C. and J. Rivington
City: London
Year: 1812

Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: Vol 1: 797 pages; Vol 2: 765 pages, followed by a 53-page index
Width: 10" Height: 12.25"
Description: Bound in full leather with gilt tooling, raised bands, spine labels and marbled page edges, this is a handsome antique work in impressive internal condition. The publisher list continues beyond Rivington to also include: T. Payne; Wilkie and Robinson; Longman, Hurst, Rees Orme, and Brown; Cadell and Davies; J. Murray; R. H. Evans; J. Mawman; and R. Baldwin and both volumes bear the following text on the versos of the final primary text leaves: "Re-Printed by J. McCreery, Black-Horse-Court, Fleet-Street, London. 1812." These volumes are housed in elaborate late 19th century or early 20th century bindings, using quality archival materials including Van Gelder Zonen endpapers. Twenty-three striking, hand-painted plates are bound in.

Condition: The books show beautifully with some external age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. The rear cover of volume one is detached, front cover of volume two is nearly detached. The pages and plates are bright and clean, showing almost no signs of use and only a very few, scattered foxing marks.
 
Lot 7208

$70

Title: One Day
Author: Norman Douglas
Publisher: Hours Press
City: Chapelle-Reanville
Year: 1929

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 55 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10.5"
Description: Author-signed limited first edition of an essay on Greece, commissioned by the government of that country.
Condition: Bound in full red leather with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Tightly bound volume has photographic endpapers and clean, bright pages. Book contains two photographs of the author, one of which serves as frontispiece.
 
Lot 7209

$60

Description: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each book has the author's signature on a bookplate. These autographs were personally obtained by veteran bookseller Gil Moody, who kept up correspondence with scores of authors over the decades. The authors represented in this lot are Frank McCourt, Margaret Atwood, George Burns, Walter Cronkite, Adrienne Rich, and William F. Buckley Jr. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes show well with minimal age/wear indications. Each volume retains its original dust jacket.
 
Lot 7210

$60

Description: This lot includes the group of antique color lithograph zoological plates shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 58 plates from "The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History, and of the Physical Sciences with the Animal Kingdom of The Baron Cuvier," numbers 23, 31, and 33. A wide variety of animals are displayed on these plates, ranging from leopards, owls, giraffes, camels, rhinoceros, and birds, among many others. These plates measure approximately 9.5" by 14". An additional two ornithological plates are included, by Francois Nicolas Martinet, a well-respected illustrator and engraver from the 18th century. These two plates measure approximately 9.5" by 12.75". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: The colors on these lithographs show beautifully, with marvelous detail. The pages show some age/wear indications, such as chipping and loss to edges, with some tearing.
 
Lot 7211

$50

Description: This lot includes the album of royalty postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). This album contains approximately 80 postcards, some of which depict royals such as Louis XI, Marie Antoinette, Charlotte De Savoie, Gaston De France, and Josephine. These postcards display handsome black and white portraits of the royals, most with French text below. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: The album itself shows significant wear, including a torn binding and some loose pages. The postcards are generally in good condition, with light age/wear indications.
 
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