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Lot 1117

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature titles:

- Romances of Matilda by Joseph Carleton Beal - Dated 1928 by Wright and Potter - This volume bears an original signature of author Joseph Carleton Beal underneath the frontispiece portrait. This volume features illustrations by Frederick O'Hara.
- Musk, Hashish and Blood by Hector France - Dated c.1930 by The Panurge Press - This limited-edition volume is number 158 of a limited 2,010 copies.
- The Making of Zimri Bunker by William J. Long - Dated 1899 by L. C. Page & Company - This volume features illustrations by B. Rosenmeyer.
- An Antidote fo the Miseries of Human Life, in the History of the Widow Placid and Her Daughter Rachel by Unattributed - Dated 1808 by Williams and Smith - The boards of this volume are detached but present.
- Pleased to Meet You by Christopher Morley - Dated 1927 by Doubleday, Page and Company - This volume bears an original inscription and signature from author Christopher Morley inside the front board.
- Undine: A Romance by De La Motte Fouque - Dated 1860 by Phinney, Blakeman & Mason - This volume features many illustrations.

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 1118

$15
This lot includes the group of antique literature in the paper wrappers shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes include books by I.K. Marvel, Sarah Grand, Stanley Weyman, "The Dutchess," Mary Grace Halpine, Mary Holmes, and May Agnes Fleming. 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 1119

$80
This lot contains a signed photograph of Stephen King in a 1980's American Express Card advertisement, eerily holding a candle and raven. The original signature of Stephen King is along the right side of the photograph in black ink. This black and white photograph shows very well, having been carefully mounted, with clear tape adhered to a protective sheet behind the photograph. 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 1121

$10
This lot includes the group of modern decorative books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Edward S. Curtis: The Collection, The Scarlet Letter, The Treasury of the Encyclopedia Britannica and The Hound of the Baskervilles. 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 1122

$70
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): romance. There are approximately eighty-five individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edgewear.
 
Lot 1123

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Alice Walker, Daniel Wallace, Anne Lamott, Terrill Lankford, Nicholas Evans, Donald E. Westlake and April Smith. 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 1125

$35
Title: The Works, of the Right Honourable Sir Chas. Hanbury Williams, K. B.
Author: Sir Charles Hanbury Williams
Publisher: Edward Jeffery and Son
Printing Year: 1822
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in half-leather with marble paper-covered boards, with a spine featuring raised bands and bright gilt lettering, this antique set is a collection of works by the former ambassador to Russia. Sir Charles, a diplomat and satirist, is remembered for his brilliant wit and earned a reputation for his lively and biting satire. Sir Charles became a part of Polish and Russian history by introducing Stanisław Poniatowski to the Russian Grand Duchess Catherine Alexeyevna, the future Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. It was after this meeting that the famous romance began between Catherine and the Polish aristocrat. Each volume is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2". These volumes bear markings which indicate they are former library copies, including bookplates and ink stamps. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)
 
Lot 1126

$35
Title: Johnson's Household Book of Nature
Editor: Hugh Craig
Publisher: Henry J. Johnson
Printing Year: 1880

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather with black cloth-covered boards and gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of "...descriptions of the animal kingdom based upon the writings of the eminent naturalists Audubon, Wallace, Brehm, Wood, and others." The title page states that the work is illustrated with sixty-four full-page chromolithograph plates of various animals including a gorilla, chimp, walrus, seals, sea lions, tigers, whales, elephants, rodents, anteaters, rock kangaroo, and more. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards and spine. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The frontispiece illustration displays a small circular tear. The book measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 776 pages.
 
Lot 1127

$30
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. This lot includes eight varied media, Asian art pieces. The pieces include scenes which depict mountains, trees and water, among others. The media include original paintings, wood carvings and prints. Many of the pieces are framed. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1129

$15
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Larry Watson, Emily Ellison, Lee E. Meadows, Daniel Silva, Judith Guest, Judith Lidbergh, Wendy Wasserstein, James Harold Smith and Jewell Ellen Smith. 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 1130

$25
This lot includes the group of sports ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes magazines, pamphlets and other publications. The sports-related topics include baseball, football, hunting, fishing and wrestling. 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 1131

$45
Title: Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
Author: William Milligan Sloane
Publisher: The Century Co.
Printing Year: 1896
Number of Volumes: Complete 4-volume set

Notes: Bound in half-leather with black cloth-covered boards, with raised bands and bright gilt lettering along the spine, this antique set is a scarce work on the life of Napoleon Bonaparte by William Sloane, a former professor of history at Princeton University. The work features numerous full-page illustrations, some of which are in color. The volumes show external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, surfaces and edges of the boards. The leather shows rubbing, with the gilt lettering of the spines for volume two through four no longer readable. The front board of volume one is detached but present. The rear board of volume one has started to detach from the text block and remains in place via the endpapers. The boards of volume two through four have started to detach from the text block and remain in place via the endpapers. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. There is some light handwriting in pencil on the title page of volume one. The books measure approximately 9 1/4" x 12 1/2".
 
Lot 1133

$50
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. This lot includes 15 varied media original art pieces and prints. Included are topics such as nature, nautical images and Native Americans, among others. Several pieces are framed. The media includes wood carvings, prints and photographs, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1134

$60
Title: A Treatise on the Etiology, Pathology, and Treatment of Congenital Dislocations of the Head of the Femur
Author: John Murray Carnochan, M.D.
Publisher: S. S. & W. Wood
Printing Year: 1850

Condition/Details: Rebound in maroon blind stamped cloth with gilt embossing on the spine, this antique volume is a very scarce antique medical volume on dislocations of the femur (thigh bone). The work is illustrated with many plates portraying people with femur dislocations, the bones of the femur area and several machines used to treat the problems.

John Murray Carnochan he began his practice as a surgeon in New York City in 1847, after graduating from the University of Edinburgh, studying in New York and attending the lectures of the leading surgeons at the great hospitals in London, Paris, and Edinburgh. In a short time his rare delicacy of touch, steadiness of nerve, and his boldness as an operator, gave him a high reputation. In 1852 a case of exaggerated nutrition (elephantiasis arabrum) was presented to him, and, all milder remedies having failed, Dr. Carnochan severed and tied the femoral artery, effecting a cure by an entirely original operation. The same year he successfully removed a lower jaw entire with both condyles. In 1854 he executed the whole ulna, and again the whole radius of a patient's forearm, the use of the limb being saved in both cases. In 1856 he performed an original operation that gave him a world-wide reputation. A case of chronic neuralgia was brought to him, and. after careful study of its features, he cut down and removed the entire trunk of the second branch of the fifth pair of cranial nerves. This nerve was cut from the infraorbital foramen to the foramen rotundum at the very base of the skull, and involved an operation through the malar bone. For many years he served as professor of surgery at the New York medical College, as surgeon-in-chief to the State immigrant hospital, and in numerous other professional places involving great responsibility. He published numerous technical monographs, a Treatise on Congenital Dislocations (New York, 1850), and Contributions to Operative Surgery, nine parts published (New York, 1877-'86). (biography courtesy of famousamericans.net)

This volume has been rebound and contains new endpapers. The volume shows light external age/wear, with the spine cover beginning to separate along the gutter with the rear board. There is some rubbing and moisture indications to the boards. The text block contains age toned pages. The text block is beginning to separate at the middle of the volume. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 235 pages.
 
Lot 1136

$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: Maida Rogerson; Tim Clauss; Margery Wilson; L. R. Wilt; Susan Ford Wiltshire; Ralph G. Martin; Robert Baltz, Jr.; Scott McKain; Virginia Graham; Bill Cantrell; Robin Gerber and Michael Mandel. 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 1137

$20
This lot includes the group of antique books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include a four-volume set of Thomas Burton's diary; an illustrated volume of Europe; the natural history of Selborne; a one-volume "Cottage" encyclopedia; volumes on the Queens of England and France; a volume of Scenes of Wonder in Many Lands with color frontispiece; an author-signed volume of Many A Watchful Night, in the original dust jacket; and an author-signed volume of From My Window. 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 1138

$500
Title: The Burwash Edition Of The Complete Works In prose And Verse Of Rudyard Kipling
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1941 Signed Limited Edition Set
Number of Volumes: Complete 28-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a complete set of "The Burwash Edition" of the works of Rudyard Kipling, with the first volume containing the signature of Kipling on the limitation page. This set is number 328 of 1,010. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait. The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and some moisture indications. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages with deckled edges. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 3/4".
 
Lot 1139

$10
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage advertisements shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately sixty pieces of excised advertisements featuring a number of products, such as food, clothing and appliances. Many of the advertisements feature brightly-colored illustrations. Most of these advertisements are in plastic bags with cardboard backing. 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 1140

$25
This lot includes the group of new-old-stock butcher signs shown in the corresponding image. This original material shows very well, with blue and cream-colored signs and red numbering for prices. The signs are in a box with tape showing the company name "General Supply Co." 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 1141

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of Civil War-related titles:

- Vermont in the Civil War. A History of the Part Taken by the Vermont Soldiers and Sailors in the War for the Union, 1861-5 by G. G. Benedict - Dated 1886 by The Free Press Association - Two-volume set, containing engraved portraits of important Vermont citizens in the War.
- Report on the Organization and Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac by George B. McClellan - Dated 1864 by Sheldon & Company - Includes fold-out map frontispiece and several other full-page maps throughout.
- Four Years in Secessia: Adventures Within and Beyond the Union Lines by Junius Henri Browne - Dated 1865 by O. D. Case and Company - Includes engraved frontispiece and illustrations.
- Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession; with a Narrative of Personal Adventures Among the Rebels by W. G. Brownlow - Dated 1862 by George W. Childs - Includes engraved frontispiece and illustrations throughout.
- Also included in this lot are seven booklets from The Book Farm from 1938, War Between the States, in paper wrappers.
Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1142

$15
This lot includes the group of miscellaneous ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material features three antique almanacs from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Also included are newspaper clippings, handwritten letters and much more. 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 1143

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

- Illustrations: Model Gowns Displayed at Our Spring and Summer Opening March 1926 by Unattributed - Dated 1926 by Harry Angelo Company - This volume features numerous illustrations of women's clothing from the 1920s. The front board has started to separate from the text block.
- Hogarth on High Life Translated and Edited by Arthur S. Wensinger with W. B. Coley - Dated 1970 by Wesleyan University - This first edition features many illustrations, and is complete with slipcase.
- Rembrandt: A Memorial of His Tercentenary by Émile Michel - Dated 1906 by John Lane Company - This large volume features 70 plates of illustrations.
- The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue by Unattributed - Dated 1851 by The Art Journal - This volume features many illustrations, some of which have been colored by hand. The title page is detached but present.
- The Parlour Scrap Book by Unattributed - Dated 1837 by Carey, Lea, and Blanchard - This volume features fourteen engravings with "poetical illustrations." Foxing is present throughout the volume.
- Ballet Without Tears: A Partisan View of the Fowler Method by Niel Glixon - Dated 1968 by The Fowler School of Classical Ballet - This first edition, with glassine jacket, bears an original signature of author Niel Glixon on the front flyleaf.

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 1144

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on philosophy and social commentary:

- The Works of Thomas Dick by Thomas Dick - Dated 1836 by H. F. Sumner and Co. - This volume features four volumes in one binding. The signature containing pages 87-90 has started to separate from the text block. The spine cover displays some chipping. The edges, corners and surfaces of the boards display rubbing. There is some handwriting in pencil on the front flyleaf.
- Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers, and the Investigation of Truth by John Abercrombie - Dated 1841 by Otis, Broaders, and Company - There is handwriting (in ink and pencil) on the front flyleaf and title page. The front board has started to separate from the text block.
- An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance by John Foster - Dated 1821 by Samuel T. Armstrong - The first three pages of this volume are detached but present. The boards and spine cover of this volume have started to separate from the text block. There is a strip of black tape running along the spine. There is some handwriting in pencil on the front flyleaf.
- Useful Knowledge: or A Familiar Account of the Various Productions of Nature, Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal by William Bingley - Dated 1825 by Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy - This is a three-volume set. Volume one bears some handwriting in pencil on the front flyleaf. These volumes contain library bookplates and stamps.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1145

$20
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature titles shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature a German translation of the Arabian Nights, Irving's Oliver Goldsmith, Dickens' Mutual Friend and more. 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 1146

$55
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): movies and shows. Movies, shows and celebrities represented include: Porgy and Bess, The King and I, Ziegfield Follies, the Marx Brothers, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Joan Crawford, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. There are approximately eighty-five individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edgewear.
 
Lot 1147

$20
This lot includes the group of approximately fifty cigarette advertisements shown in the corresponding image. Many of these advertisements feature brightly-colored images, including images of celebrities such as John Wayne, Dick Powell and Joan Crawford, among others. Numerous pieces are already in plastic sleeves with cardboard backing. Brands represented include: Old Gold, Camel, Chesterfield and Fatima, among others. 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 1148

$10
This lot includes the group of nature and agriculture-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Featured among this material is a 1934 book on commercial poultry in Hawaii. Other topics covered in the booklets of this lot include forestry, egg production, environmental organizations, dog doctoring, bird-watching and more. 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 1149

$55
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Charles A. Vanderhoof
Medium: Pen & Ink Drawings
Year: c1885
Dimensions: Unframed measures 12 1/2" by 15"

Details/Condition: This piece features original drawings by renowned artist Charles A. Vanderhoof. The drawings are of Views of Damage to Fort Pulaski," after photographs by Timothy O'Sullivan. The drawings were later engraved for Battles & Leaders of the Civil War, volume II. The work shows light external age/wear, with the top left corner of the paper lacking a piece approximately 1 inch wide by 3 1/2 inches long. The paper shows age toning and rubbing.
 
Lot 1150

$10
Title: A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents 1789-1897
Author: James D. Richardson
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1898
Number of Volumes: 8-volume set, includes volumes III-VII and X, with duplicate volumes of III, V and IV

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the papers of the presidents, including Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, Lincoln, Johnson, Grant and Hayes. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some wear and rubbing to the boards and spines, as well as some moisture indications. The text blocks appear to be solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/4".
 
Lot 1151

$100
Title: Animation: The Art of Friz Freleng
Author: Friz Freleng, with David Weber
Publisher: Donovan Publishing
Printing Year: 1994

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth-covered boards with quarter leather to the spine featuring an illustrated front board, this limited edition is signed by Friz Freleng. This two-volume set features: a book with 239 pages filled with photos and drawings on Friz Freleng, his early life, his studio life, the war years, and more; a 32 page softcover booklet titled Backstage with Friz and Co. with additional information on how a cartoon is made; a VHS cassette tape titled Frame by Frame; and an audio cassette titled Words and Music. The larger book is signed on the hologram page by Friz Freleng, and is numbered 3,551 of 4,000 copies. This set also includes a numbered registration card and certificate of authenticity matching the limited edition number (3551/4000).

Isadore "Friz" Freleng (August 21, 1905 – May 26, 1995) was an animator, cartoonist, director, and producer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. He introduced and/or developed several of the studio's biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the cat, Yosemite Sam (to whom he was said to bear more than a passing resemblance) and Speedy Gonzales. The senior director at Warners' Termite Terrace studio, Freleng directed more cartoons than any other director in the studio (a total of 266), and is also the most honored of the Warner directors, having won four Academy Awards. After Warners shut down the animation studio in 1963, Freleng and business partner David DePatie founded DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, which produced cartoons (notably The Pink Panther Show), feature film title sequences, and Saturday morning cartoons through the early 1980s. The nickname "Friz" came from how "frizzly" his hair was at one time. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The entire set measures approximately 11 1/4" x 10" in the decorative slipcase. This item is in like-new condition, and is complete with its original shipping box from Donovan publishing.
 
Lot 1153

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Stephen White, Larry Watson, Minette Walters and Tobias Wells. 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.
 
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