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Lot 1001

$225
Title: Notes on the State of Virignia with an Appendix
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Furman and Loudon
Printing Year: 1801

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather with maroon cloth-like tape and gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce third American edition of Jefferson's important work on the state of Virginia. The volume is illustrated with two maps and several tables and charts, one of which folds out. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the surfaces and extremities of the boards, and is bound with age-toned pages. The volume features bookbinding tape along the hinges of both endpapers. A previous owner's bookplate is affixed to the inside of the front board. There is some light handwriting on the front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 9" and contains 392 pages.
 
Lot 1002

$200
Title: The Life of Andrew Jackson, Major General
Author: John Reid
Publisher: M. Carey and Son
Printing Year: 1817

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this famous biography of General Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and his military career. Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek Indians in the War of 1812 at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, a turn in the Tallapoosa River near Dadeville, Alabama. The Creek, led by Chief Red Eagle, killed 500 white settlers in August 1813 at Fort Mims. Jackson's defeat of the Creek ended Red Eagle's power and the Creek uprising. Jackson, admiring Red Eagle's valor, pardoned him and the Creek warrior lived the rest of his life in peace. The British forces came next and Jackson with his small, ill-equipped army, defeated the 8,000 British and saved New Orleans. With these victories Jackson became a national hero, especially in the South. He was elected President in 1828, re-elected in 1832, and retired to his home "The Hermitage," in Tennesee where he lived until his death.

This extremely scarce volume features a number of fold-out maps. The maps present are the Battle of Talledega, the "Sketch of Attack Made by Maj. Gen. Jackson on a Division of the British Army...on the Evening of the 23rd of Dec," and a portion of a map between pages 385 and 359 which displays "Com. Patterson's Battery" and "Cypress Swamp." The volume shows external age/wear with the leather of the front board being separated from the leather of the spine cover. The volume is bound with age-toned pages. The first 60 pages of the book display signs of exposure to moisture. The first map, the map of the Battle of Talledega, is in excellent condition, with some age toning. The second map, "Sketch of Attack...", displays a 5 1/2" tear near the location where the map is affixed to the text block, a small tear at one of the folding creases, and some staining on its reverse. The third map which is present appears to be the upper portion of a full fold-out map. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 425 pages. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)
 
Lot 1003

$60
Title: Mathematical Drawing Instruments, and How to Use Them
Author: F. Edward Hulme
Publisher: Bicknell & Comstock
Printing Year: 1880

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with a bright gilt embossed title design on the front cover of the title primarily enclosed by a protractor, this antique volume is a scarce early work provides a detailed, step by step work on drawing with instruments by a well known Victorian English illustrator, best known for his book Familiar Wild Flowers. Humle was the drawing master at Marlborough College at the time of this book, and later became Professor of Freehand and Geometrical Drawing at King's College. The work contains several full-page illustrations showing the various drawing techniques. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 152 pages.
 
Lot 1004

$90
Title: The Ferns of Great Britain
Author: Charles Johnson & John E. Sowerby
Publisher: John E. Sowerby
Printing Year: 1855

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather with marbled paper-covered boards, with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of illustrations and descriptions of the ferns of Great Britain. The work features descriptions written by Charles Johnson, who was a botanical lecturer at Guy's Hospital. The work is illustrated with a hand-colored lithographed frontispiece, and many engraved plates by John E. Sowerby. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 87 pages. There is some handwriting in pencil on the front flyleaf of the first volume.
 
Lot 1005

$70
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Edwin J. Meeker
Medium: Pen & Ink Drawing
Year: c1885
Dimensions: Unframed measures 19" by 11 1/2"

Details/Condition: This piece features an original pen and ink drawing by renowned artist Edwin J. Meeker. This drawing is of "Halleck's Army on the March to Corinth." This drawing was later engraved for Battles & Leaders of the Civil War, volume II. The work shows light external age/wear, with age toning and rubbing to the paper and tearing and creasing to the corners. There is also a moisture marking on the lower right side of the paper.
 
Lot 1006

$225
This lot includes the two pieces of James Monroe-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. These items present a nice collection with relevant associations. "James Monroe (1758 – 1831) was the fifth President of the United States, serving two terms from 1817 to 1825. Monroe was the last Founding Father of the United States, the last one from the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation to become the U.S. President. His presidency was marked both by an "Era of Good Feelings" – a period of relatively little partisan strife – and later by the Panic of 1819 and a fierce national debate over the admission of the Missouri Territory. Monroe is most noted for his proclamation in 1823 of the Monroe Doctrine, which stated that the United States would not tolerate further European intervention in the Americas."

This lot includes a Free Franked postal cover signed by James Monroe, from the "Dept. of State." The postal cover is addressed to "The Collector of the Customs, Gloucester, Mass." The postal covers bears a circular Washington City, "JAN 24" postmark. Monroe's signature appears above the "FREE" stamp. Opposite Monroe's signature, in another hand, is a passage which indicates the contents. Dated January 21, 1814, it reads: "From the Sec'y of State. / Not to issue Commissions to private armed vessels, unless they have 20 officers & seamen." This item dates to the period during Monroe's service as Secretary of State in the Madison administration (1811 - 1817). This item bears a PSA/DNA authentication sticker.

This lot also includes the following related volume: Title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, Being the First Session of the Seventeenth Congress
Author: Unattributed
Printed by: Gales and Seaton
Printing Year: 1821

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with a paper label affixed to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce government document from the library of a United States Representative. This volume bears the bookplate of New York Representative Elisha Litchfield (1785 - 1859), a major in the War of 1812, laid inside the front board. An original signature of Litchfield appears on the first page of this volume. This volume contains two messages communicated to the House by President Monroe, one mentioning General Jackson and the ceded Spanish provinces of East and West Florida. The volume shows external age/wear with a detached but present front board and front flyleaf. The volume is bound with age-toned pages which display light scattered foxing. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 736 pages.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Both items are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Signature House. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)
 
Lot 1007

$110
Title: Rage
Author: Richard Bachman
Publisher: New English Library
Printing Year: 1983 First British Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in paper wrappers, this volume is a first British edition of Stephen King's first published work under the name Richard Bachman. At the beginning of Stephen King's career, the general view among publishers was such that an author was limited to a book every year; publishing more would not be acceptable to the public. King therefore wanted to write under another name, in order to increase his publication without oversaturating the market for the King "brand". He convinced his publisher, Signet Books, to print these novels under a pseudonym, Richard Bachman. Rage is the story of a high school student who shoots two teachers and holds a classroom of students hostage. The novel's plot vaguely resembles actual events that have transpired since the book's publication, to a degree that the author is no longer comfortable with the book being in print for fear that it may inspire similar occurrences. After the Heath High School shooting, King announced that he would allow Rage to go out of print, fearing that it might inspire similar tragedies. Rage for a time continued to be available in the United Kingdom in The Bachman Books collection, although the collection now no longer contains Rage. In a footnote to the preface of Blaze (dated 30 January, 2007) King wrote of Rage: "Now out of print, and a good thing." King's other Bachman novels are available in the US in separate volumes. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

This British volume has different cover artwork than the first American edition. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 211 pages. The photograph has been adhered to the protective sheet. This is one of several lots in this auction featuring items related to Stephen King.
 
Lot 1008

$100
Title: A Lecture of Loxarthus, or Club Foot
Author: Thomas D. Mütter, M. D.
Publisher: Hooker and Claxton
Printing Year: 1839

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth-covered boards, this antique, author-signed volume is an extremely scarce essay written by Thomas Dent Mütter, M. D. Thomas Mütter (1811-1859) was a renowned physician, lecturer on surgery, Fellow of the College of Physcians, member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and an honorary member of the Medical Society of Philadelphia. In 1858, Mütter, retired Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College, presented his personal collection of unique anatomic and pathological materials to The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. This collection became the foundation of the Mütter Museum. "The museum is a medical museum located in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It contains a collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment." The original purpose of the collection was medical research and education. According to American Medical Biographies, Mütter "...was not fond of writing and a somewhat loosely written treatise on 'Club-foot' and his edition of 'Liston's Operative Surgery' are his only literary remains" (Kelly & Burrage).

The volume bears an original inscription and signature of Thomas Mütter on the second front flyleaf. The bold signature appears in black ink and remains clean and clear. The inscription is addressed to Dr. Edward Mott Moore. Edward Mott Moore (1814–1902) was an American surgeon of Quaker and Huguenot descent. "He received his medical education in New York City and in Philadelphia (M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1838). His family had settled in Rochester, N. Y., and it was there that he made his permanent residence. With the title of professor of surgery, he gave lectures at medical colleges – at Woodstock, Vermont, (1842–1854); at Berkshire, Massachusetts (1855); at Starling Medical College (the predecessor of The Ohio State University College of Medicine), Columbus, Ohio (1857); and at Buffalo Medical College (1859–83). He was president of The Medical Society of the State of New York (1874), of which society he was one of the founders, of the American Surgical Association (1883), and of the American Medical Association (1890). For many years he was president of the board of trustees of the University of Rochester, and he is remembered as the "father" of the Rochester park system." The work features several illustrations of club foot ailments. The volume shows external age/wear with sunning of the boards, bumped corners and with the spine cover no longer present. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages which display light foxing. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 10" and contains 104 pages. (History courtesy of Wikipedia, Appleton's Encyclopedia and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia).
 
Lot 1009

$55
Title: The Pictorial History of the United States of America, from the Discovery by the Northmen in the Tenth Century to the Present Time
Author: John Frost
Publisher: Simeon Collins (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1844
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set (bound in two books)

Notes: Bound in brown cloth-covered boards with a gilt design of weaponry on the front boards, and gilt lettering to the spine, this antique set is a scarce illustrated history of the United States. The work is illustrated by 350 engravings from original drawings, by W. Croome. Each book contains two volumes with volumes one and two in book one, and volumes three and four in book two. The volumes show external age/wear with bumped corners, and rubbing to the surfaces and edges of the boards and the edges of the spine. The spine cover of book two has started to peel. The endpapers of both volumes display staining. There is handwriting (in pencil) present on the front endpapers of the first book. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10".
 
Lot 1010

$90
Title: Rendezvous with Rama
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: The Easton Press (Norwalk, Connecticut)
Printing Year: 1993

Condition/Details: This volume is decoratively bound in brown leather with bright gilt embossed design on the front board, lettering and designs on the spine and four raised spine bands. This author-signed volume is a collector's edition of Clarke's novel first published in 1972. Set in the 22nd century, the story involves a 50-kilometer-long cylindrical alien starship that enters Earth's solar system. The story is told from the point of view of a group of human explorers, who intercept the ship in an attempt to unlock its mysteries. This novel won both the Hugo and Nebula awards upon its release, and is widely regarded as one of the cornerstones in Clarke's bibliography. It is considered a science fiction classic, and is particularly seen as a key hard science fiction text. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume contains Clarke's signature on his ex libris bookplate on the half-title page. Additionally, there is a blue stamp with Clarke's name and address in Sri Lanka on the inside of the rear board (this volume was dedicated to Sri Lanka, where Clarke "climbed the stairway of the Gods"). The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages with bright gilded edges. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 303 pages.
 
Lot 1011

$25
This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). The poets featured in this lot include Whittier, Elizabeth Barret Browning, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1012

$120
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: Chic Parisien and L'Art de la Mode
Issue Dates: 1932 & 1890s
Approximate Number of Issues: 4

Notes: These antique French fashion magazines show nicely. The Chic Parisien is a 1932 printing bound in crimson paper wrappers with gilt on the front and gorgeous color illustrations inside. The issues of L'Art are from the late 1890's and provide both black and white and color fashion plates. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, with some issues showing signs of age/wear including chipping and loose covers. One issue of L'Art is lacking its front cover.
 
Lot 1013

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Poets included in this group are Mathilde Weaver Duke, John Dunning, John Wolfe, Orlena Mitchell Warner, Mary Waller, Gilbert Maxwell, Bertram E. MacKrell, Kitty Mather, Charlie Smith and Aarno Davidson. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1014

$45
Title: Perestroika
Author: Mikhail Gorbachev
Publisher: München Droemer Knaur
Printing Year: 1987

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth-covered boards this volume is a scarce German-language volume of Gorbachev's second book. This volume bears an original signature of Mikhail Gorbachev on the title page. The signature appears in bold blue ink and is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity from Global Authentics. The volume is complete with dust jacket. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 343 pages.
 
Lot 1015

$90
Title: Documents sur l'Art Décoratif Francais du IXme au XIXme Siecle
Author: Louis Lumet and Yvanhoé
Publisher: Louis Lumet and Yvanhoé
Printing Year: c.1910s
Number of Volumes: Complete 8-volume set

Notes: Unbound in large paper-covered boards with cloth spines, and with green titles across the front boards, this antique set is a scarce collection of prints depicting French decorative art of the 19th century. This set is number 430 of the limited 500 copies which are hand-numbered and initialed. The lot features eight volumes of prints. Preceding each print is a page-long description of the piece of art. The leaves of text and the plates are loosely bound in large folios. The volumes show external age/wear, and feature clean, lightly age-toned pages. The boards of volumes one through four have separated from each other. The individual leaves and plates display chipping along their edges. The books measure approximately 12" x 16".
 
Lot 1016

$30
Title: Lettres D'Elisabeth Sophie De Valliere, a Louise Hortence de Canteleu, Son Amie.
Author: Madame Riccoboni
Publisher: Neuchatel
Printing Year: 1772

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with one-quarter leather, this antique French genealogical history volume contains two parts of the letters of Elisabeth Sophie of Valliere to Louise Hortence of Canteleu. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities. Portions of the spine cover are lacking and the remaining cover is detached from the front board. The text block contains age toned pages. There is some separation within the text block and a few detached pages throughout. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" and contains 218 pages in the first part and 194 pages in the second part.
 
Lot 1017

$90
This lot includes the group of books authored by John Grisham shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of John Grisham. This lot includes the following titles: The King of Torts, The Last Juror, The Broker, The Client, The Summons and The Pelican Brief. With the exception of The Pelican Brief, all other volumes are first printings of stated first editions. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1020

$50
This lot includes the group of Pacific Northwest ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes pamphlets, books and magazines on the Northwest, featuring an 1858 printing of the Constitution of the State of Oregon. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities 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. 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 1021

$40
This shelf lot includes the very large 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. 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 1022

$55
This lot includes the group of miniature antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Lavina and Lily, Slim Jack, The Clergyman's Wife, Scripture Illustrated, The Carrier Pigeon, The Youth's Book of Natural Theology, The Child At Home, Wild Flowers, The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain, Hours in a Bower, and Willie Drew. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1023

$30
This lot includes the group of vintage Coca-Cola ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately 50 pieces of ephemera, including: excised advertisements, Pause for Living magazines and Christmas gift labels. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities 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. 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 1024

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Abraham Lincoln:

- The Works of Abraham Lincoln Edited by John H. Clifford and Marion M. Miller - Dated 1905 by C. S. Hammond and Co. - This six-volume set includes the following volumes: Life, Anecdotes, Tributes, Early Speeches, Speeches and Debates (two volumes), Presidential Speeches and State Papers. These volumes feature frontispiece illustrations.
- Political Debates Between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas by Unattributed - Dated 1894 by The Burrows Brothers Company - This volume is one of a limited 750 copies, and is numbered 322.
- Addresses Delivered at the Lincoln Dinners of The Republican Club of the City of New York by Various Authors - Dated 1909 by The Republican Club of the City of New York - This volume is one of a limited 500 copies.
- The Life of Abraham Lincoln by J. G. Holland - Dated 1866 by Gurdon Bill - The front board of this volume has started to separate from the text block. The front flyleaf and frontispiece illustration are detached but present.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1025

$10
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Bill Fitzhugh, Sean Flannery, Robert Crais, Theresa Monsour, Diane Mott Davidson, Andrew Davis, David Ellis and Eric Jerome Dickey. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1027

$45
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately twenty antique and vintage booklets and pamphlets. Topics and subjects include: short stories, literature, civil engineers, theology and politics. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities 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. 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 1028

$40
This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot show beautifully, with bright gilt designs on the spines and boards. The works include a book of poetry, a Bible dictionary, a two-volume set on the conquest of Mexico, and a book on the life of Adams, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1029

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

- The Phantom Ship by Captain Marryatt - Dated 1857 by Derby & Jackson
- Rollo in Scotland by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1856 by W. J. Reynolds & Company - The title page has a crease along the top quarter of the page, moisture marking on inside corner of first thirty pages, occasional spotting throughout. The spine shows wear and sunning.
- Rollow's Museum by uncredited - Dated 1839 by Weeks, Jordan, and Company - Occasional age spotting and moisture indications throughout. Rubbing and moisture indications on boards and sunning to spine.
- Good Daughters; or, the Sea-Shore and the Cottage by uncredited - Dated 1861 by Carlton & Porter
- The Premium; A Present for all Seasons by uncredited - Dated 1854 by Leavitt & Allen
- Virgil's Aeneis by uncredited - Dated c1799 by unknown publisher - This volume is lacking its front free endaper through title page. There is clear tape along the spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. All of the volumes contain light, pencil handwriting, primarily on the front free endpapers.
 
Lot 1031

$70
This lot includes the group of postcards shown in the corresponding image. The imagery of the postcards covers a wide variety of topics, including: patriotism, nature, natural parks, state flags, and more. Many of these postcards feature brightly-colored illustrations, with some featuring photographs. The majority of the postcards are in protective sleeves and are accompanied by detailed descriptions of the postcards. Some of the postcards have been used and contain handwritten, personal correspondence, while others remain unused.

Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities 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. 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 1032

$55
This shelf lot includes the large group of science-related 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. 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 1034

$50
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Barbara Parker, Jasper Fforde, Joy Fielding, Joseph Finder, Elizabeth George, Nicholas Evans and Jonathon King. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1035

$15
This lot includes a carte de visite of a member of the Union Continental (per the consignor's records) shown in the corresponding image. The card lists at the bottom "Upson & Simson" of Buffalo, NY. The Union Continentals were a group formed as "a home and escort guard comprised of Buffalo's retired military officers," formed in 1861. Millard Fillmore was elected commander with the rank of major by virtue of his having had ultimate control over the army and navy while President from 1850 to 1853. The members wore a uniform that harkened back to George Washington, with official rank and file apparel consisting of "black frock coat, black cravat or stock, buff military vest, white cotton gloves, black pantaloons, and the continental cocked hat with union cockade." (history courtesy of "The Union Continentals", a 2000 article by Ben Maryniak)

This carte de visite portrays the outfit of the Union Continentals. The card shows well, with age toning and small moisture indications. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 1037

$70
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Esquire, The Magazine for Men
Issue Dates: 1934-38
Number of Issues: 8

Notes: Included in this lot are five issues from 1938, including January, March, May, November and December, as well as an issue from December 1935, October 1934, and May 1936. These issues include writing by Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, W. C. Fields, Jesse Stuart, George Slocombe, and many others, as well as artwork and cartoons by Edmund Blampied, George Petty, and many other artists. These large magazines, measuring approximately 10" x 13 1/2", show very nicely with handsome color front and rear covers. The magazines are intact and appear to be complete, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, loose covers, and moisture indications.
 
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