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Lot 7212

$80

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique stamps shown in the corresponding image. This material includes stamps from the United Nations, Canal Zone, Guatemala, Syria, and Israel among others. There are approximately 140 Chinese stamps included in this lot. Many of the stamps in this lot are tipped in to collector's sheets. 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 7213

$110

Title: Across the River and into the Trees
Author: Ernest Miller Hemingway
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1950
Printing Information: First State
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 308 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Description: This copy has the original, first issue dust jacket with black lettering on a yellow background on the spine.
Condition: Dust jacket shows well with some edgewear and small areas of loss at the top and bottom of the spine. The binding is tight and secure, the pages are bright and clean with some marks on the endpapers.
 
Lot 7214

$110

Description: This lot includes the group of Limited Edition Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). Fyodor Dostoevsky's "The Idiot" is limited to fifteen hundred edition and is signed by the illustrator, Fritz Eichenberg. Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" is limited to fifteen hundred copies and is signed by the designer, Frederic Warde. "The Travels of Baron Muchausen" is limited to fifteen hundred copies and is signed by illustrator John Held Jr.. This volume is labeled as the office copy. Each book is in a slipcase. 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 slipcases may show chipping and/or loss.
 
Lot 7215

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of three antique color ornithological plates shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes an illustration of a Gular Jay by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, who was a distinguished natural history artist and sculptor. This plate measures approximately 12.5" by 9.75".

Also included is an engraving by Eleazar Albin from the first English edition of "The Natural History of Birds." Albin was a German professional painter who settled in England in 1707. He illustrated works on insects and spiders, earning his living by making watercolors of the collections of wealthy patrons. His work on birds was done late in his life and was the first large English work on ornithology, hand-colored by Albin and his daughter Elizabeth. This piece has been trimmed, and measures approximately 8.75" by 11.25" The last piece in this lot is an illustration of loons and sandpipers, with man and a child in the background, along with a lighthouse and several ships in the far distance. This piece measures approximately 12.25" by 8.5".

Condition: These plates generally show well with some age/wear indications. The colors are striking and vivid. The Waterhouse Hawkins plate shows some creasing, chipping, and loss at edges. The plate featuring the loons shows some moisture indications.
 
Lot 7216

$25

Title: Discourses on Several Subjects
Author: Samuel Seabury
Publisher: William E. Norman
City: Hudson
Year: 1815

Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 298/300 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Description:
Condition: Antique volume show external wear. Volume one has detached rear cover and detaching front cover. Text blocks are intact. Endpapers show foxing. Partially uncut pages of volume one are clean and without markings. Pages of volume two show occasional moderate foxing. Set is illustrated with frontispiece portrait.
 
Lot 7217

$275

Description: This lot includes the group of antique college related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes handwritten correspondence, mostly from a student at Colgate, event invitations, a commencement program, and a fold-out map of Yale University, 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.
 
Lot 7218

$130

Title: Challenge
Author: Vita Sackville-West
Publisher: George H. Doran Company Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 297 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this novel by Sackville-West, based on the author's love affair with novelist Violet Trefusis. It should be noted that this work was suppressed in England.
Condition: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover, this antique volume shows small, faint stain to rear cover. Otherwise this solidly bound book is externally and internally clean and bright. Signature of previous owner is visible on front endpaper.
 
Lot 7219

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of antique history and reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include British ferns, English history, and hunting. This lot also includes an author-signed copy of Kermit Roosevelt's "The Long Trail." 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 wear indications such as rubbing or chipping to board edges, and cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 7220

$55

Description: This lot includes the group of World War I related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes several fold-out maps depicting movements such as "Operations of 37th and 91st Divisions in Belgium Oct. 30 to Nov. 11, 1918," "Avocourt-Sector Sept. 22nd to Sept. 26th, 1918," as well as countries such as France and Belgium. Additionally, this lot includes a booklet entitled "Naval Vessels of the United States and Spain," which is profusely illustrated with black and white photographs; an issue of "Sea Power" magazine from 1918; and a handwritten letter, 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 7221

$90

Title: The True Story Book
Author:
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
City: London
Year: 1893
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 337 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.75"
Description: Number 8 of 150 large paper copies printed of the first edition. This small folio contains illustrations by L. Bogle, Lucien Davis, H. J. Ford, Lancelot Speed and C. H. M. Kerr.

Condition: Original cream-backed blue-gray boards show external wear, with staining visible on front board. Uppermost segment of spine present but detached at front gutter. Solidly bound book is internally clean and without markings. Numerous in-text illustrations show brightly. Signature and brief inscription appear on front flyleaf.
 
Lot 7222

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of antique mechanical valentines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are several elaborate pieces with pop-up and/or three dimensional features There are thirteen 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 7223

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors represented in this lot are Don M. Mankiewicz, Eric Jerome Dickey, Janet Fitch, Robert Kirsch, Michael Knight, Milton Lott, Louis Auchincloss, and Malcom Webber. Several of these volumes have their original dust jackets. 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 dust jackets may show some chipping and/or loss.
 
Lot 7224

$35

Title: The Works of Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: P. F. Collier
City: New York
Year: 1879

Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Unknown
Pagination: Vol. 1 - 1182 pages, Vol. 2 - 1190 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Description: Handsome large decorative antique set. Includes these titles: Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Our Mutual Friend, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, Martin Chuzzlewit, Nicholas Nickleby, Christmas Books, Tales of Two Cities, Dombey and Son, Old Curiosity Shop, Sketches by Boz, Hard Times, Miscellaneous.
Condition: Externally very attractive, gilt and black debossing are crisp, there is some age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Binding is strong with some play in front hinges of both volumes. Gilt-edged pages are bright and clean, free of any marginalia or owner inscriptions.
 
Lot 7225

$60

Description: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes express covers and bills, including a Civil War Soldier's package cover. Some of the express forwarders represented in this lot are Howard & Co.'s Express, Central Express, and Eastern Express Company. Many of the bills have other documents attached, such as checks and itemized purchase lists, and billheads. 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 7226

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Rev. George Atwell by Ezekiel Terry - Dated 1815 by Ezekiel Terry - This volume shows advanced age/wear indications. The front free endpaper is lacking.
- Joshua Redivius; or, Three Hundred and Fifty-Two Religious Letters, by the Late Eminently Pious and Learned Mr. Samuel Rutherfoord, Professor of Divinity, St. Andrew's by Samuel Rutherfoord - Dated 1809 by G. Caw - This volume shows advanced wear.
- Jacob Weller; or, Church Intemperance by S. W. Weiss - Dated 1873 by Nelson & Phillips - This volume shows some external and internal age/wear.
- The Life of David King of Israel by Charles Beecher - Dated 1861 by H. Dayton - Some foxing to pages and pencil marginalia on front free endpaper.
- A Biblical and Theological Dictionary: Explanatory of the History, Manners, and Customs of the Jews, and Neighboring Nations by Richard Watson - Dated 1832 by B. Waugh and T. Mason - This volume shows rubbing to edges of boards and spine, with some cracking at hinges and foxing to pages. The fold-out maps are intact.
 
Lot 7227

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of hunting and fishing books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes magazines such as "Outdoor Life" and "Hunting and Fishing," equipment catalogs, and boat plans. Also included is an author-signed volume of "Just Fishing" by Ray Bergman. 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 7228

$140

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 Pete Seger, Chaim Potok, Joan Didion, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, A. R. Ammons, and Tom Clancy. 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. "The Hunt for Red October" has a sticker on the spine of its dust jacket.
 
Lot 7229

$55

Title: The Works of Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
City: London
Year: 1863

Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 9 Complete: Unknown
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Description: The works contained in these volumes include: Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby, The Adventures of Oliver Twist, Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Little Dorrit, Sketches by Boz, The Pickwick Papers, Bleak House, and The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.
Condition: Bound in green cloth covered boards with blind stamps, these volumes have bright decorative gilt on the spines. These volumes show some external wear such as sunning and some chipping to edges of spine covers. Some volumes show cracking at hinges, pages are clean and bindings are generally tight.
 
Lot 7230

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of gardening and agriculture related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes seed and equipment catalogs, floral calendars, advertisements, and a handwritten letter on company letterhead, among other items. There are approximately 14 individual pieces 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.
 
Lot 7231

$30

Title: An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 2000
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 311 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 10.5"
Description: Bound in gray paper-covered boards, this volume is complete with dust jacket and bears an original signature of former First Lady, and current Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton's signature appears on the second flyleaf in bold, black ink.
Condition: The volume shows mild external age/wear with edgewear to the dust jacket, and is solidly bound with clean pages.
 
Lot 7232

$20

Title: The Method of Teaching and Studying the Belles Lettres, or an Introduction to Languages, Poetry, Rhetoric, History, Moral Philosophy, Physicks, &c with Reflections on Taste; and Instructions, with regard to the Eloquence of the Pulpit, the Bar and the Stage. The Whole Illustrated with Passages from the Most Famous Poets and Orators, Ancient and Modern, with Critical Remarks on Them. Designed More Particularly for Students in the Universities.
Author: Charles Rollin
Publisher: A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch
City: London
Year: 1734

Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 445 pages plus 7 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Description: This is volume IV only of the four volumes of this collection of works by Charles Rollin, the first edition of the translation into English of this seminal work in the development of belletristic rhetoric, designed to improve the understanding and manners of university students.
Condition: Antique volume bound in full leather with raised bands. Book shows significant external wear, with front board detached, rubbing to boards and loss of material at corners, Text block is intact. Last fifty pages of text block show water stain at lower inside corners. Previous owner's name appears at top margin of title page and top right-hand corner of flyleaf. Pages are otherwise clean and bright.
 
Lot 7233

$150

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative Roycroft publications by Elbert Hubbard shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in quarter leather or three-quarter leather bindings; several have marbled boards and endpapers. Some titles included are "Queen of the Porch and Other Droll Stories," "Concerning Slang and Other Droll Stories," and several volumes of "Little Journeys," featuring eminent painters, American statesmen, American authors, among others.

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 - May 7, 1915) was an eccentric American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement who produced not only fine books, but furniture in this aesthetic. He 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: These volumes show some external age/wear, the bindings are generally tight and pages are clean. Some volumes may have bookplates on the endpapers.
 
Lot 7234

$250

Description: This lot includes the king sized hand-stitched Amish quilt shown in the corresponding image(s). This quilt shows a high level of craftsmanship with an intricate geometric pattern incorporating hearts into the design. This quilt is composed of fabrics in various shades of burgundy, raspberry, and cornflower blue, and is hand stitched with white thread. The backside of the quilt is white with subtle tone-on-tone pinstripes. The quilt has a scalloped border on three of the four edges and measures approximately 102" by 92". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: This quilt is approximately four years old, with no visible flaws. It has been professionally cleaned.
 
Lot 7235

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of World War II books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a booklet featuring Iwo Jima photographs by associated press photographer Joe Rosenthal, "Brave Men" by Ernie Pyle, "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" by Captain Ted W. Lawson, the booklet "Au Service e la France" 1940-1944, and programs for performances of Macbeth and Hamlet with all-soldier casts, 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 7236

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

- Anthology and Bibliography of Niagara Falls by Charles Mason Dow - Dated 1921 by J. B. Lyon Company - Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No These volumes show light external wear. The fold-out map in volume one is well preserved.

- History of the Barge Canal of New York State by Noble E. Whitford - Dated 1922 by J. B. Lyon Company - This volume shows cracking along front hinge as well as some loss to rear free endpaper.

- An Elegant But Salubrious Village: A Portrait of Geneva, New York by Warren Hunting Smith - Dated 1931 by W. F. Humphrey - Author-inscribed on front free endpaper.  Exterior shows some sunning and moisture indications, endpapers show some foxing.

- History of the Battle of Lake Erie (September 10, 1813) and Reminiscences of the Flagships "Lawrence" and "Niagara" by W. W. Dobbins - Dated 1913 by Ashby Printing Company - Endpapers have a label and a name written in ink.
 
Lot 7237

$40

Title: Roughing It in the Bush; or, Life in Canada
Author: Susanna Moodie
Publisher: George P. Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 211/224 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Description: This is a scarce U.S. first edition of the author's signature work, an account of life as a Canadian settler by Susanna Moodie. Moodie immigrated to Peterborough, Ontario (then in Canada West) during the 1830s. At the suggestion of her editor, she wrote a "guide" to settler life for British citizens considering coming to Canada. "Roughing It in the Bush" was first published in London in 1852 (then Toronto in 1871). The work is part memoir, part novelization of her experiences, and is structured as a series of chronological sketches.

Condition: Antique volume bound in blindstamped dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and design to spine. Book shows external wear, particularly concentrated at extremities, with loss of material at ends of spine. Binding is cracked at front hinge. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages show very occasional spotting.
 
Lot 7238

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of Anna Richards Brewster memorial books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes included in this lot are "Sketches From the South County of Rhode Island," "A Book of Sketches," and two copies of "Italian and Sicilian Sketches." These volumes are in the same series, published by William Tenney Brewster, and produced by the Marchbanks Press. 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 external age/wear indications. One volume has a bookplate from the personal collection of Emily E. Connor on the front endpaper.
 
Lot 7239

$90

Description: This lot includes the group of antique railroad ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes railroad passes, billheads, letterheads, handwritten correspondence, postcards, timetables, and stock certificates, among other items. Some railroads represented in this lot are the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company, Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company, Wisconsin Central Railway Co, and the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad. There are approximately 20 individual pieces 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.
 
Lot 7240

$20

Title: The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and Neighbouring Nations, from the Declension of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the Time of Christ
Author: Humphrey Prideaux
Publisher: R. Knaplock
City: London
Year: 1716

Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: xxviii/575 pages plus 1 page of errata and 16 unnumbered pages of a chronological table
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Description: This is part I of a work originally published in three parts in two volumes.
Condition: Antique volume bound in blindstamped full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Book shows wear at extremities, with chipping at ends of spine and front hinge, where minor loss of material and peeling are visible. Front board is detaching. Text block is intact. Front endpaper has antique bookplate and elaborate signature of previous owner. Faint water markings appear on endpapers. Pages are clean and almost entirely without markings.
 
Lot 7241

$45

Description: This lot includes the group of 19th & 20th century sales and advertising related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes an original broadside for Howe Family sewing machines, as well as an F.A.O. Schwartz billhead dated 1888, and pamphlets and other material from companies such as Crouse-Hinds, Cargill, Cleveland & Co, and Beneke & Kropf Manufacturing Company. There are seven individual 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 light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7242

$120

Description: This lot includes the group of Anthony Burgess first printings shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this lot are: Earthly Powers, On Mozart, Beard's Roman Women, The End of the World News, The Piano Players, Little Wilson and Big God, and The Devil's Mode. 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 7243

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of celebrity autographs shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes photographs signed by Betty Hutton, Jane Seymour, and Debbie Reynolds, a vinyl record whose wrapper is signed by musician Richard Chamberlain, and a handwritten letter from Ozzie Nelson. 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 light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7244

$140
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Ingres Sa Vie et Son Oeuvre (1780-1867) D'apres des Documents Inedits by Henry Lapauze - Dated 1911 by Imprimerie Georges Petit - This volume contains the bookplate of previous owner Paul Joseph Sachs, a family member of the financial services firm Goldman Sachs and acclaimed art history scholar. His signature is also on one of the endpapers. This volume shows advanced wear and has several loose signatures.

- Degas by J. Holroyd-Reece, Julius Meier-Graefe, Julius Meier-Graefe Translated by J. Holroyd-Reece - Dated 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf - This edition is limited to 1,000 numbered copies, of which this is number 461. This volume contains the bookplate of previous owner Paul Joseph Sachs, a family member of the financial services firm Goldman Sachs and acclaimed art history scholar.  This volume shows advanced wear to exterior, as well as some moisture indications to pages.

- Renior by Albert Andre, Albert Andre - Dated Unknown by George Besson - This volume contains the bookplate of previous owner Paul Joseph Sachs, a family member of the financial services firm Goldman Sachs and acclaimed art history scholar. Boards show some moisture indications and rubbing at edges.

- Ausstellung Edouard Manet 1832-1883 - Dated 1928 by Galerie Matthiesen - This volume contains the bookplate of previous owner Paul Joseph Sachs, a family member of the financial services firm Goldman Sachs and acclaimed art history scholar.

- P. P. Prud'hon: Peintures, Pastels et Dessins by Jean Guiffrey - Dated 1924 by Albert Morance - Contents are loose as issued, contained in a folder with a ribbon tie. Exterior shows some rubbing and wear.

- Lautrec by Theodore Duret - Dated 1920 by Bernheim-Jeune et Cie - This volume contains the bookplate of previous owner Paul Joseph Sachs, a family member of the financial services firm Goldman Sachs and acclaimed art history scholar.

- Paul Cezanne Sketch Book - Dated 1951 by Curt Valentin - Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No - Two-volume set in slipcase.  Slipcase shows some moisture indications and rubbing at edges. Previous owner's name has been crossed out in pen on the endpaper of volume one.
 
Lot 7245

$35

Title: Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient classique
Author: G. Maspero
Publisher: Librairie Hachette et Cie.
City: Paris
Year: 1895
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 804/798/826
Width: 8" Height: 11.5"
Description: This handsome set is a scarce edition of a work that is perhaps Maspero's best-known publication, displaying the history of the whole of the nearer East from the the beginnings to the conquest by Alexander.

Condition: This antique set is bound in half-leather with raised bands, marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine. Volumes show external wear, particularly noticeable at edges. Top spine segment of first volume is detached at front gutter, that of volume three is detached from both gutters. Volumes are solidly bound, with clean pages with gilt top edges. Books contain attractive color plates, as well as bright full-page and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 7246

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of antique hand-tinted prints and postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). There are eighteen pieces included in this lot. The prints originate from an Italian and French geography publication, and depict coastal scenes, native peoples, and buildings, among others. The photographic postcards depict Hong Kong and Macao. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These prints show some age/wear indications such as foxing to paper or wear to edges.
 
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