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Lot 1194

$15
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, Richard Russo, Joseph Finder, Greg Rucka, Robert Wilson, Miles Wilson and Mark Winegardner. 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 1195

$60
Title: Farrow's Military Encyclopedia: A Dictionary of Military Knowledge
Author: Edward S. Farrow
Publisher: Published by the Author
Printing Year: 1885 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 3-volume set

Notes: Bound in dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing and pictorial design to front cover, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century military dictionary by Edward Samuel Farrow (1855-1926). This well-illustrated work covers literally everything from artificial limbs to Zouaves, and much, much more such as the Hotchkiss magazine gun; hygrometer; military medals; mechanics; mining; mountain warfare; ordnance; Parker gun; pneumatic gun carriage; riots; Roman legions; Russian army; saber exercises; Signal Service; Smith and Wesson revolver; sporting arms; steam engine; strategy; submarine drilling; surgery; target practice; telegraph; tents; torpedoes; tunneling; turbines; veterinary science; etc. The work is illustrated with hundreds of small text engravings as well as numerous full-page and folding plates (some in color). These plates show everything from swords, machinery, guns and their parts, helmets, cartridges, machine guns, cannons, sporting arms, mining equipment, telegraphs, water wheels, telescopes, fortifications, foundries, gun-carriages, gun-making machinery, machine guns, ordnance, projectiles, small arms; stone-cutters, tunneling equipment, and more. The last 175 pages of volume III contain 88 wood-engraved plates (printed on recto of each leaf) of general and special subjects, keyed to their discussion within the text. The author was assistant instructor of tactics at the United States Military Academy, and an officer in the Nez Perce campaign.

These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with tearing visible along top portions of gutters and spine covers. The books have cracked hinges. The frontispiece illustration of volume is detached but present. The boards of volume two have started to separate from the text block and remain in place with clear tape along the spine. Preliminary pages, frontispiece illustration and title page of the third volume are detached and laid in. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers of all three volumes. The books measure approximately 8 1/4" x 11 1/4". All of the volumes contain light, pencil handwriting, primarily on the front free endpapers.
 
Lot 1196

$25
This lot includes the group of books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). The topics in this lot cover a variety of topics, including Lord John Russell, Mexico, the Romans, the Amazon and "uncivilized races" of the world, among other topics. 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 1198

$25
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage entertainment-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Featured among this material is a large lobby poster of Hal Roach's "King of the Wild Horses" and a 1920's poster of Harold Lloyd in "Hot Water." This lot also includes souvenir booklets from World's Fairs, a poster of radio personalities 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 1199

$15
This lot includes the group of antique automobile advertisements shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately fifty advertisements from Studebaker, Lincoln, Willys, Mercury, Ford and Plymouth, among others. Many of these pieces are excised advertisements with brightly-colored illustrations. Some of the are complete with cardboard backing and plastic bags. 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 1200

$15
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: Dorothy Salisbury Davis, James Lee Burke, Darren Shan, David Ellis, John Sandford, Joseph Kanon, Daniel Silva and Randy Wayne White. 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 1201

$90
This lot includes the group of decoratively bound, author-signed literature books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are bound in assorted colored leather with bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges. Authors include Alison Lurie, Joseph P. Lash, Mary McCarthy, Allen Drury, Alice Hoffman, Gail Godwin and Allen Kurzweil. 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 1202

$50
This lot includes the group of literature titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Bernard Shaw, Mark Twain, Dr. I. M. Levitt, Richard Harding Davis, John Steinbeck, G. W. Cable, A.F. Hill, and Mrs. John Farrar. 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 1203

$25
Title: The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus, the Jewish Historian: Containing Twenty Books of the Jewish Antiquities
Explanatory Notes and Observations by: William Whiston and the Rev. Samuel Burder
Publisher: Thomas Kinnersley
Printing Year: 1823
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in leather-covered boards with spine labels and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a very scarce collection of the classic Jewish history by Josephus. The work is well illustrated with gorgeous engravings depicting scenes from Josephus' work. Josephus (37 – c.100 AD/CE), also Yosef Ben Matityahu (Joseph son of Matthias) and Titus Flavius Josephus was a first-century Romano-Jewish historian and hagiographer of priestly and royal ancestry who recorded first century Jewish history, such as the First Jewish–Roman War which resulted in the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. He has been credited by many as recording some of the earliest history of Jesus Christ outside of the gospels.

Josephus was a law-observant Jew who believed in the compatibility of Judaism and Graeco-Roman thought, commonly referred to as Hellenistic Judaism. His most important works were The Jewish War (c. 75 AD/CE) and Antiquities of the Jews (c. 94 AD/CE). The Jewish War recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation (66–70). Antiquities of the Jews recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for a Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into first century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show some external age/wear. The front board of volume one is detached, as is the top portion of the spine cover. The remaining portion of the spine cover is detached from the front board. The boards of both volumes show wear and rubbing. The text blocks are solidly bound with age toned pages. The books measure approximately 9" x 10 3/4".
 
Lot 1204

$25
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): western and Native American. There are approximately twenty 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 1207

$90
Title: The Twenty-Second Pennsylvania Cavalry and the Ringgold Battalion, 1861-1865
Author: Samuel Clarke Farrar
Publisher: The Twenty-Second Pennsylvania Ringgold Cavalry Association
Printing Year: 1911

Condition/Details: Bound in forest green cloth with bright gilt embossed design on the front boar and gilt text on the spine, this antique volume provides a history of Pennsylvania's Ringgold Battalion during the Civil War. The volume contains a fold-out map and several full-page maps and groups of portraits.

The 22nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment of the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment was formed in February 1864, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by the consolidation of two battalions, the Ringgold Cavalry and a battalion raised during the Gettysburg Campaign. The seven companies were mostly raised in Washington County. The 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry was sent to Maryland for training, after which it was assigned to the Department of West Virginia. The dismounted men were assigned to the Reserve Division, while the mounted portion of the unit became part of the 2nd Brigade, First Cavalry Division. It fought in several skirmishes during the Lynchburg Campaign and Early's Raid on Washington. In August, it was assigned to the Army of the Shenandoah as part of the 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Corps. It fought in several battles of Sheridan's campaign, such as at the Battle of Opequon and the Battle of Cedar Creek. In December, it was sent back to the Department of West Virginia, where it spent the remainder of the war chasing down guerrillas. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 538 pages.
 
Lot 1208

$50
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. 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 1209

$25
Title: The Works of Iván Turgénieff
Author: Iván Turgénieff
Publisher: The Jefferson Press
Printing Year: 1903
Number of Volumes: Complete 7-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with paper labels affixed to the spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of works by one of Russia's most famous novelist. This set includes more than fourteen titles, including: First Love, Smoke, A Nobleman's Nest and Fathers and Children. The volumes show mild external age/wear with sunning of the spines, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2". All of the volumes contain light, pencil handwriting, primarily on the front free endpapers.
 
Lot 1210

$10
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: Popular Science, The Living Animals of the World, The Collector's Science Monthly, The Agassiz Companion
Issue Dates: 1880s, 1910s, 1930s
Approximate Number of Issues: 45

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.
 
Lot 1211

$10
This lot includes the group of sports-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a number of publications relating to a variety of sports-related topics, including: guns, fishing, baseball, tennis and basketball. 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 1213

$350
This lot includes the bound volume of hand-colored illustrations shown in corresponding image(s). This lot includes approximately 40 hand-colored illustrations, which are bound together in one volume. The work is bound in quarter-cloth with marbled paper-covered boards. The brightly-colored illustrations depict a number of Hindu deities. The deities are portrayed in well-known scenes from their lives. The illustrations are hand-colored, and each deity's name is written on the page in which they appear. Some deities include: Hanuman, Krishna, Durga and Kali, among many others. The artwork was purchased in India, during a world tour in 1903. 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 1214

$10
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately one hundred excised advertisements and stories from newspapers and magazines. 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 1215

$15
This lot includes the group of celebrity-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Celebrities in this lot include Geoffrey Rush, Alec Baldwin, Vanna White, Bob Eubanks, Cheryl Ladd, Spike Lee, Carol Lawrence and Lawrence Welk. 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 1216

$15
This lot includes the group of books signed by prominent people shown in the corresponding image(s). Signatures include Kathryn Crosby, Sarah Weddington, Tony Melendez, T. Boone Pickens, Jr., Harold S. Smith, Stanley Marcus, Phil Patton, Ruth Bell Graham, Heather Whitestone, William Arthur Wiklinson and Jenna Bush. 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 1217

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of antique books of literature and poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). Subjects/topics/authors include: Vonnegut, Shakespeare, Dickens, Hawaii and Sherlock Holmes. 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 1218

$15
This lot includes the group of antique music books shown in the corresponding image(s). These decorative volumes include operas, the history of music, and biographies Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelsohn, 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 1219

$60
This lot includes the group of books signed by baseball stars shown in the corresponding image(s). Athletes in this lot include Dave Winfield, Gary Sheffield, Jack McKeon, Cal Ripken, Jr., Duke Snider, Bobby Thomson and Mike Schmidt. 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 1220

$15
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each of these volumes on politics, or authored by politicians bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Howard Dean, John W. Dean, John Danforth, Bill Bradley, Terry McAuliffe and John Edwards. 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 1221

$10
Title: Mühlbach Novels
Author: Luise Mühlbach
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1894-1895
Number of Volumes: 10 volumes

Notes: Bound in maroon half-leather with marbled paper-covered boards and decorative gilt lettering and designs along the spine, these antique volumes are a scarce collection of works by Luise Mühlbach. Titles include: Empress Josephine, Old Fritz and the New Era, Napoleon and Blücher, Prince Eugene & His Times, Andreas Hofer, Goethe and Schiller, Merchant of Berlin, Frederick and His Family, Marie Antoinette and Her Son and Mohammed Ali. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait in each volume. The volumes show external age/wear with rubbing to the spines and the edges and corners of the boards. The spine covers of some volumes display signs of chipping and peeling, with some volumes displaying more advanced wear than others. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/4". All of the volumes contain light, pencil handwriting, primarily on the front free endpapers.
 
Lot 1223

$10
This lot includes the group of author-signed political books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, John Bartlow Martin, Ruth Montgomery, Cabell Phillips, Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Pat Schroeder, Jon Meacham and Harold Wilson. 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 1224

$35
This lot includes the group of vintage fashion-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material comes from the collection of a former creator of window displays in a department store. The material includes vintage pricing signs, an antique 1927 issue of The Display World, and many photographs of the window displays. The many creative displays shown in these photographs include women's fashion, children's clothing, products for babies and housewares, among other types of displays.

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 1225

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

- The Dialogues of Plato by B. Jowett - Dated 1871 by The Jefferson Press - This decorative four-volume set features decorative gilt lettering and raised bands to the spine and gilt to the top edge of the text block. The spine cover of volume one is detached but present.
- The Works of Flavius Josephus by William Whiston - Dated 1856 by Henry G. Bohn - This decorative two-volume set features 52 pictorial illustrations. One plate within volume one is detached but present. The front board of volume one is detached but present. The rear board of volume one has started to detach from the text block. The boards of volume two are detached but present. The spine cover has started to detach from the spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. There is some light handwriting in pencil on the front flyleaves of the first volumes of both sets.
 
Lot 1226

$10
This lot includes the group of transportation-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes nautical, aviation, automobile and railroad-related ephemera. Included is a 1919 issue of The Mentor magazine, rules and regulations from the Department of Commerce Steamboat-Inspection Service, an 1888 report of the US Pacific Railway Corporation, an 1887 Lumber & Log Book For Ship and Boat Builders, information on the construction of C3 Cargo Vessels, newspaper clippings, advertisements, 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 1227

$15
This lot includes the group of author-signed books from Janet Evanovich shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 1228

$200
This lot includes the bound ledger shown in the corresponding image. This ledger lists criminal indictments for Monroe County, New York. Each entry lists the offender's name, their charge and a dollar amount. The earliest date recorded is December 3, 1849. The latest date recorded is February 8, 1856. Each entry is handwritten. The volume is bound in full leather with marbled endpapers. The front board of this volume is detached but present. The spine cover is no longer present. The first pages of the ledger are divided alphabetically and are blank. 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 1229

$15
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 1230

$15
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: Greg Rucka, Theresa Monsour, John Berendt, Steve Berry, Kim Stanley Robinson, Giles Blunt, Armistead Maupin and William S. Cohen. 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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