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Lot 3140

$100
Title: Works
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: Mershon Company
Printing Year: NA
Number of Volumes: 11 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped black cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of the English writer. The titles contained in this collection are as follows: Kenilsworth / St. Ronan's Well; Ivanhoe / Talisman; Black Dwarf / Quentin Durward; Peveril / Betrothed; Red Gauntlet / Pirate; Monastery / Abbot; Guy Mannering / Anne of Geierstein; Lammermoor / Montrose; Nigel / Count Robert; Fair Maid / Antiquary; Waverly / Woodstock. The work is illustrated with title page vignettes. The volumes show mild external age/wear. Volumes show varying degree of dust markings to edges. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3141

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on agriculture and animals:

- A Guide to the Birds of New England and Eastern New York by Ralph Hoffmann - Dated 1904 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company (Boston) - decorative gilt binding.
- The Play of Animals by Karl Groos - Dated 1898 by D. Appleton and Company
- Wild Animal Actors by F.M. and H.M. Christeson - Dated 1935 by Wlbert Whitman & Co.
- Insects and Man by C.A. Ealand - Dated 1915 by The Century Co.
- Department of Agriculture Bulletin: The Fruit Industry in New York State - Dated January, 1916 by Department of Agriculture of the State of New York - wrappers.
- American Agriculturist Farm Directory and Reference Book of Oneida County New York, 1917 - Dated 1917 by Orange Judd Company
- Practical Sheep Husbandry by Wm. A. Burns - Dated 1931 by The American Sheep Breeder (Chicago)
- Methods in the Art of Taxidermy by Oliver Davie - Dated 1894 by David McKay (Philadelphia) - front board separated from textblock, water stain to rear board.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 3142

$60
Title: He Done Her Wrong: The Great American Novel and Not a Word in It - No Music, Too
Author: Milt Gross
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1930 Stated First Edition in Rare Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright embossed red lettering, this antique volume is a scarce work by Milt Gross (March 4, 1895 – November 29, 1953), an American comic strip and comic book writer, illustrator, and animator. He wrote his comics in a Yiddish-inflected English. He originated the non-sequitur "Banana Oil!" as a phrase deflating pomposity and posing. Also for a time his character Count Screwloose's admonition "Iggy, keep an eye on me!" became a national catch phrase. The National Cartoonist Society fund to aid indigent cartoonists and their families for many years was known as the Milt Gross Fund.

"He Done Her Wrong" is considered by many to be his masterpiece. This wordless book is composed entirely of pen-and-ink cartoons, nearly 300 pages long, and comparable to such silent films serials as "The Perils of Pauline." It also resembled (and parodied) the "silent novels" of Lynd Ward. It has been reprinted several times. (Background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages that have water markings to the lower outside and bottom margins (markings do not affect images). Lower portion of text block also shows light rippling. Original dustjacket shows significant wear. This unpaginated book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3143

$10
This lot includes the group of cigarette and beer advertisements shown in the corresponding image. This well-preserved material has been taken from periodicals dating from the 1940s and 50s. Illustrations show such brands as Chesterfield, Lucky Strike, Schlitz, and Budweiser. Pieces are contained in cardboard-backed 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 boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $11.50
Lot 3144

$30
This lot includes the group of vintage original Cuban newspapers (published in Cuba) from the time of the Cuban Revolution shown in the corresponding image. The Cuban Revolution was an armed revolt that led to the overthrow of U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista of Cuba on January 1, 1959 by the 26th of July Movement led by Fidel Castro. Nearly all these periodicals date from January 1959 (only one dates from a later point: October 4th, 1960) and feature coverage of events occurring in the immediate aftermath of the revolution. The papers present in this group are "El Mundo," "El Avance Criollo," "Informacion," "Prensa Libre," and "Revolucion." The material in this lot is accompanied by provenance to establish authenticity, in the form of copies of a letter signed by Manresa’s son and and the original export certificate issued by the Cuban government. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this group of rare items, please attend our live preview before the auction. These newspapers are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3145

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of modern advance reading copies of non-fiction shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3146

$45
Title: The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Printing Year: 1899
Number of Volumes: 11 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797), an Anglo-Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher who, after relocating to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his opposition to the French Revolution. It led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs," in opposition to the pro-French-Revolution "New Whigs" led by Charles James Fox. Burke lived before the terms "conservative" and "liberal" were used to describe political ideologies. Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the nineteenth-century, and since the twentieth-century, he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism. (biographical sketch courtesy of Wikipedia).

This set lacks volume II. The first volume contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 3147

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. history:

- The Life of George Washington by Aaron Bancroft - Dated 1847 by Phillips & Sampson (Boston) - Decorative gilt binding, two volumes in one.
- Life of Rear-Admiral John Paul Jones - no date provided by Belford, Clarke & Company (Chicago) - Gilt embossing.
- History of the Indian Wars and War of the Revolution of the United States by John Lewis Thomson - Dated 1887 by J.B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia) - Slight chipping to top and bottom of spine.
- A Pictorial Description of the United States by Robert Sears - Dated 1852 by Robert Sears - Decorative gilt binding. Spine cover torn from rear gutter.
- Life of George Washington, Volume I by Washington Irving - no date provided by Peter Fenelon Collier - Gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3148

$16
Title: A Fiend Incarnate
Author: David Malcolm
Publisher: J. Selwin Tait & Sons
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in light green cloth with bright red lettering, this antique volume is a scarce detective story involving a forger and the Bank of England. This volume lacks frontispiece. The volume shows light external age/wear, with mild soiling to covers. The book is solidly bound with clean pages with top edge gilt. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/2" and contains 213 pages plus a single page of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3149

$450
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on medicine:

- The Medical Directory of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut - Dated 1926 by The Medical Society of the State of New York - wrappers.
- Manual of Chemical Examination of the Urine in Disease; with Brief Directions for the Examination of the Most Common Varieties of Urinary Calculi by Austin Flint, Jr. - Dated 1883 by D. Appleton and Company - gilt embossing.
- Six Lectures on the Uses of the Lungs by Samuel Sheldon Fitch - Dated 1847 by H. Carlisle - decorative gilt binding. Water staining to boards.
- Minor Surgery and Bandaging by Henry R. Wharton - Dated 1891 by Lea Brothers & Co. (Philadelphia) - gilt embossing.
- Nostrums and Quackery: Articles on the Nostrum Evil, Quackery and Allied Matters Affecting the Public Health by Arthur J. Cramp - Dated 1921 by American Medical Association (Chicago) - gilt embossing.
- Transactions of the Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York for the Year 1915, Volume LIX edited by Bert B. Clark - Dated 1915 by uncredited publisher - gilt embossing. Slight water staining to front board.
- Transactions of the Eclectic Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1868 - Dated 1869 by The Argus Company (Albany) - gilt embossing.
- The 1937 Yearbook of Optometry edited by B.G. Rosenkranz et al. - Dated 1937 by The New York State Optometric Association Incorporated
- Collected Papers of George S. Foster, M.D. - Dated 1925 by John B. Clarke Co. - slight water staining to top of rear board.
- The Prevention and Treatment of Abortion by Frederick J. Taussig - Dated 1910 by C.V. Mosby Company (St. Louis) - gilt embossing.
- The Vermiform Appendix and its Diseases by Howard A. Kelly & E. Hurdon - Dated 1905 by W.B. Saunders and Company (Philadelphia) - gilt embossing. front board separating from textblock.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 3150

$28
Title: Dead Man Talks Too Much
Author: Weed Dickinson
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1937

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with blue lettering, this volume is a scarce crime novel. "Circus Ed Haley, 'the best press agent in Hollywood,' and a publicity man for Amalgated Pictures, is sent to Agua Caliente by his boss, Joe Garston, to find and bring back Maronne Martinez, an Amalgamated star, who has been making whoopee there. On the way he stops at her bungalow, where he discovers the dead body of a gigolo . . . " The volume shows external age/wear, with mild soiling to covers, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Front flyleaf has been excised. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 303 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3151

$40
The books offered in this lot are from a private collection of signed first printings and/or advanced reading copies of works of modern literature. Many include certificates of authenticity (COA) for the signatures. Condition grade certificates are also present in the case of a number of books sealed in plastic. The grading in these books can be confirmed by going to bookgradingservice.com (BGS), clicking on "Authentication," and entering the code that is on the hologram of the certificate. For lots including single titles and small groups (fewer than 10 volumes in a lot), we have included this code in our listing descriptions. This collection of books has been very well cared for, and most of the volumes are in mint condition.

- Wormwood by G.P. Taylor - Dated 2004 by Faber and Faber - First printing in wrappers.
- Memories of Empire by Django Wexler - Dated 2005 by Medallion Press, Inc. (Florida) - Wrappers.
- The Consciousness Plague by Paul Levinson - Dated 2002 by Tom Doherty Associates - Stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- Achilles Choice by Larry Niven & Steven Barnes - Dated 1991 by Tom Doherty Associates - Stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- Exile by Michael P. Kube-McDowell - Dated 1992 by Ace Books - First printing in dustjacket.
- Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever by James Patterson - Published by Little & Brown - First edition in dustjacket with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12050. Plastic sealing torn along all sides but spine.
- Knights of the Black and White: A Templar Novel by Jack Whyte - Published by Putnam - First edition in dustjacket, sealed in plastic with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12033.
- Angel Fire Past by Terry Brooks - Dated 1999 by The Ballantine Publishing Group - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3152

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles by Ben Bova. All titles, except uncorrected proofs, are signed by the author:

- Death Dream - Dated 1994 by Bantam Books - First Printing in mylar-covered dustjacket.
- Powersat - Dated 2005 by TOR - First printing in dustjacket with mylar cover.
- The High Road - Dated 1981 by Houghton Mifflin Company - First Printing in mylar-covered dustjacket.
- Orion and the Conqueror - Dated 1994 by TOR - First printing in dustjacket with mylar cover. Advance reading copy of this title present.
- Kinsman - Dated 1979 by Dial Press - First printing in mylar-covered dustjacket. Advance reading copy of this title is present.
- The Trikon Deception by Ben Bova & Bill Pogue - Dated 1992 by TOR - First printing with dustjacket in mylar cover.
- The Green Trap - Dated 2006 by TOR - Wrappers. Advance Reading Copy
- The Aftermath - Dated 2007 by TOR - Wrappers. Advance Reading Copy

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 3153

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage literary titles:

- The White Company by A. Conan Doyle - no date provided by A.L. Burt - gilt embossing.
- The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales by A. Conan Doyle - no date provided by A.L. Burt - gilt embossing.
- A Study in Scarlet by A. Conan Doyle - no date provided by A.L. Burt - gilt embossing.
- Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle - Dated 1894 by Harper & Brothers - illustrated volume in decorative gilt binding. Front endpapers and frontispiece separated from spine.
- Bullets and Billets by Bruce Bairmsfather - Dated 1917 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
- Her Privates We by Private 19022 - Dated 1930 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
- The Poetical Works, Including the Drama of "The Two Men of Sandy Bar," of Bret Harte by Bret Harte - Dated 1882 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company (Boston) - decorative gilt binding.
- Kim by Rudyard Kipling - Dated 1901 by Doubleday, Page & Company - gilt embossing. front board separating from spine.
- The One-Eyed Poacher and the Maine Woods by Edmund Ware Smith - Dated 1955 by Frederick Fell, Inc. - dustjacket shows wear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 3154

$14
This lot includes the group of holiday cards shown in the corresponding image. This material is made up almost entirely of well-preserved Christmas cards with bright decorative designs. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3155

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 3156

$55
Title: Inaugural Ball March 4th 1897
Publisher: Bureau Engraving & Printing
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: This antique ribbon-bound volume, with lithographic illustrations and gilt lettering to front cover, is a scarce program of the inaugural ball of William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States. The work consists of four boards that are illustrated with engraved portraits of McKinley and Vice-President Garrett A. Hobbart, a tissue-guarded listing of the Executive Committee, as well as with emblems of the States of Ohio, New Jersey and the United States. The final board offers a color illustration showing the flag of the United States fluttering above dark clouds, before what appears to be a rising sun. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3157

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of rare antique bookends shown in the corresponding image. There are 5 pairs of human figures in cast metals (bronze, copper, iron, and other metals). There is also a single bookend showing a bust of Longfellow without its mate (full name appears under image). It should be noted that there is another pair of bookends offering a similar representation of Longfellow. Another set offers a traditional image of an Indian wearing a headdress. There is a pair showing what appears to be a pirate. A set offers replicas of Rodin's "The Thinker" (framed by pillars and ornate overhead). The final pair is of a female nude within a garland (the number 16 appears at the reverse bottom edge of both pieces). None of the other pieces show any markings. Pieces are in good condition with nice patina, showing some edgewear and occasional pitting. These bookends range in height from 4" to 8". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $24.50
Lot 3158

$55
This lot includes the group of magic-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a number of issues of Magicol, the newsletter of the Magic Collectors' Association, dating back to the fifties and sixties. A plastic membership card with accompanying correspondence from the Magic Circle (made out to Morris Young). 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3159

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 3160

$45
Title: Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Years 1876 - 1882 with Index for 1876 to 1887
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1884
Number of Volumes: 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather with bright gilt lettering to spine panels, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century reference work "embracing political, civil, military and social affairs; public documents; biography, statistics, commerce, finance, literature, science, agriculture, and mechanical industry." These are volumes I - VII of the new series (plus index). The work contains in-text illustrations, charts and maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges and endpapers. The books measure approximately 7" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 3161

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

- The City of New York by Henry Collins Brown - Dated 1915 by Old Colony Press - Small-format, leather bound with gilt embossing.
- Folks From Dixie by Paul Laurence Dunbar - Dated 1899 by Dodd, Mead and Company - Gilt embossing.
- Poems by Alfred Noyes - Dated 1913 by The Macmillan Company - Gilt embossing.
- Some Say by Laura E. Richards - Dated 1896 by Estes and Lauriat (Boston)
- Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson - no date provided by Hurst & Company - Suede binding.
- The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell - Dated 1885 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company (Boston) - Three-quarter leather binding with marble boards, raised bands and gilt embossing. Title page detached but present.
- The Illini: A Story of the Prairies by Clark E. Carr - Dated 1904 by A.C. McClurg & Co. (Chicago)
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - Dated 1887 by G.W. Dillingham - Gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3162

$18
This lot includes the nineteenth-century election poster shown in the corresponding image. This rare piece of campaign ephemera dates back to the election of 1896 (mention is made of the election of William McKinley) and originates in the electoral district of Bradford County in Pennsylvania. This Republican Party broadside is well preserved and has some light creasing and wear concentrated at the edges. This poster has been folded, but it has never been taped or pinned. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3163

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on world history:

- Thirty Days Over the Sea: A Holiday Ramble in the Old World by J.S. Cantwell - Dated 1873 by Williamson & Cantwell Publishing Co. (Cincinnati) - Gilt embossing.
- The Last of Free Africa by Gordon MacCreagh - Dated 1928 by The Century Co. - Stated first printing with gilt embossing.
- The Man-Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures by J.H. Patterson - Dated 1914 by Macmillan and Co., Limited (London) - Illustrated.
- Notes of What I Saw and How I Saw It: A Tour Around the World by Loring Converse - Dated 1882 by Forum Steam Printing House (Bucyrus) - Decorative gilt binding. Front hinge cracked, slight chipping to top and bottom of spine.
- The Private Life of Tutankhamen: Love, Religion, and Politics at the Court of an Egyptian King by G.R. Tabouis - Dated 1929 by Robert M. McBride & Company - Gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3164

$80
Title: The Outlaws of the Border; or, the Lives of Frank and Jesse James, Their Exploits, Adventures and Escapes, Down to the Present Time. Together with the Achievements, Robberies and Final Capture of the Younger Brothers
Author: R. T. Bradley
Publisher: J. W. Marsh, Publisher (Saint Louis)
Printing Year: 1880

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative design on front cover showing a gun-wielding figure riding galloping horse, this antique volume is a scarce history of the exploits of the James brothers, a gang of bank and train robbers from the state of Missouri, and among the most famous outlaws of the American West.

After the Civil War, Jesse James formed a gang of outlaws, which included his brother Frank James and the brothers Cole and James Younger. In 1866 they began an on-again, off-again crime spree that lasted for 15 years. The James-Younger gang robbed banks and trains throughout the Midwest and the South, eluding law enforcement and gaining a popular following and mythic stature, although their fame soured a bit as they turned increasingly violent in later robberies. James was finally betrayed by one of his own gang, Robert Ford, who shot him to death in Missouri 1882.

The work is illustrated with many engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 91 /302 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3165

$18
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage literature shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3166

$14
This lot includes the bridge-derivative card game shown in the corresponding image. "The Big Top" is stated to be "a progressive every-player-your-partner bridge set," in which "every player becomes a performer in the circus." This material, produced by the Buzza Company of Minneapolis, comes in its original box with illustrated lid showing a parade of circus performers. This set appears to have never been played. Elements of the game, including instruction booklet, are in excellent condition. The box measures approximately 12" x 4 1/2". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3167

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of modern signed Stephen Baxter titles:

- Vacuum Diagrams: Stories of the Xeelee Sequence - Dated 1997 by HarperCollins (London) - first printing in dustjacket.
- Traces - Dated 1997 by HarperCollins - first printing in dustjacket.
- Coalescent - Dated 2003 by Gollancz (London) - dustjacket. Duplicate softcover advance reading copy also present in this lot.
- Longtusk; Mammoth: Book Two - Dated 1999 by Victor Gollancz - dustjacket.
- Icebones; Mammoth: Book Three - Dated 2001 by Gollancz - dustjacket.
- Time: Manifold I - Dated 1999 by HarperCollins - first printing in dustjacket.

The books in this lot are in once-read condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3168

$45
Title: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: M. A. Donohue & Company (Chicago)
Printing Year: circa 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth spine with a bright lithographic front cover, this antique volume is a scarce edition of Lewis Carroll's classic children's story. The work contains John Tenniel's well-known in-text illustrations. The volume shows external age/wear, with small perforations along rear gutter, wear to edges and corners, and light markings to covers. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10" and contains 102 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3169

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage mystery and crime titles:

- All Over But the Shooting by Richard Powell - Dated 1944 by Simon and Schuster - signed and dedicated by author.
- Crime at Cobb's House by Herbert Corey - Dated 1934 by D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated - gilt embossing.
- The Mystery of the Hushing Pool by J.S. Fletcher - Dated 1938 by Hillman-Curl, Inc.
- The Circle of Death by Charles J. Dutton - Dated 1933 by Dodd, Mead & Company
- The Unknown Seven by Harry Coverdale - Dated 1923 by Chelsea House
- The Female of the Species by H.C. McNeile - Dated 1928 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. (Garden City)
- Beneath the Shadow: A New Zealander in the Far East, 1939-46 by James Bertram - Dated 1947 by The John Day Company
- The Boomerang Clue by Agatha Christie - Dated 1935 by Dodd, Mead & Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3170

$18
Title: The Love Sonnets of Abelard and Heloise
Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Publisher: W. B. Conkey Co. (Hammond, Indiana)
Printing Year: 1907

Condition/Details: Bound in purple cloth with beveled boards and bright embossed gilt lettering to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce two-part edition of these famous love letters that are set to sonnett by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. The lavishly decorated work is illustrated with two color frontispieces with tissue covers (first of which is partially torn) and numerous color vignettes. 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 22 pages of text. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3171

$55
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains cover illustrations and music either pertaining to Hawaiian culture or with Hawaiian themes. There are 24 individual music pieces in this lot, plus "Ray Kinney's Collection of Popular Hawaiian Songs" (1926), with final two pages dedicated to the Hawaiian language (dictionary, pronunciation guide, and practical phrases). 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3172

$70
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Doubleday
Printing Year: 2003 Advance Reading Copy with Author-Signed Bookplate

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers with bright gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce uncorrected proof of Dan Brown's best-selling 2003 mystery-detective fiction novel. It follows symbologist Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu as they investigate a murder in Paris's Louvre Museum and discovers a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus Christ of Nazareth having been married to and fathering a child with Mary Magdalene.

The book is a worldwide bestseller that had sold 80 million copies as of 2009 and that has been translated into 44 languages. Combining the detective, thriller, and conspiracy fiction genres, it is Brown's second novel to include the character Robert Langdon, the first being his 2000 novel "Angels & Demons". In 2006 a film adaptation was released by Sony's Columbia Pictures.

The author's signature appears on bookplate that has been laid in. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 462 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3173

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Sitting Bull:

- Life of Sitting Bull and History of the Indian War of 1890-'91 by W. Fletcher Johnson - Dated 1891 by Edgewood Publishing Company - Decorative gilt binding. Front board separating from spine.
- Sitting Bull, Champion of the Sioux: A Biography by Stanley Vestal - Dated 1932 by Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston) - Gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3174

$14
This lot includes the boxed set of four 45 RPM records shown in the corresponding image. The collection of songs is entitled "Hawaiian Blossoms," performed by Haleloki Kahauolopua with Arthur Godfrey at the ukulele and the Mariners orchestra conducted by Archie Bleyer. Well-preserved box, with illustrated lid, measures approximately 7 1/2" x 7 1/2". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3175

$50
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique literary titles shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 3176

$22
This lot includes the group of literature and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a rare issue of the magazine "The Magpie" (July 1896, Volume I No. 2), as well as scarce antique periodicals such as "The Comic Reciter," "Gamble's Comedy (Book No. 2). Also present in this collection are William Wallace Ellis' "Philosophic Phantasies," Edward Dixon Garner's "When Men and Mountains Meet," and a Radio Guide Mikerscope Album and Log Book. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3177

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on missionaries:

- Rev. L.T. Nichols - no date provided by Melgiddo Mission Band (Rochester) - wrappers.
- Dr. Scudder's Tales for Little Readers, About the Heathen by O.R. Kingsbery - Dated 1849 by American Tract Society - front board separating from spine.
- Memoir of Mrs. Harriet L. Winslow by Miron Winslow - Dated 1846 by American Tract Society
- Evangelism in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century by Charles Adams - Dated 1851 by Charles H. Peirce (Boston) - gilt embossing to spine, which is separated from rear board.
- By Life and By Death: Excerpts and Lessons From the Diary of John C. Stam by E. Schuyler English - Dated 1938 by Zondervan Publishing House (Grand Rapids) - dustjacket.
- Triumphs of the Gospel in the Belgian Congo by Robert Dabney Bedinger - Dated c1920 by Presbyterian Committee of Publication (Richmond) - wrappers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3178

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Lockwood's Directory of the Paper, Stationery and Allied Trades - Dated 1901 by Lockwood Trade Journal Co. - 27th Annual Edition
- Lockwood's Directory of the Paper, Stationery and Allied Trades - Dated 1898 by Lockwood Trade Journal Co. - 24th Annual Edition
- The American Paper and Pulp Association: Constitution Officers Committees Members Historical Sketch, 1897 - 1898 - Dated 1897 by Lockwood Press - Covers show soiling

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3179

$10
This lot includes the group of sheet music and librettos shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a great variety of musical genres present in pieces with decorative title pages, periodicals, song books, etc. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 3180

$16
Title: Wielhoski, or the Polish Sisters
Author: Unknown
Publisher: George, Latimer and Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1834

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century literary work that tells the story of Count Wielhoski of Poland, his wife and two daughters. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" and contains 206 pages (of 209). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3181

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage children's literary titles:

- King of the Royal Mounted and the Great Jewel Mystery by Zane Grey - Dated 1939 by Whitman Publishing Company (Racine) - Big-little book.
- Ol' King Coal Co. - no date provided by Samuel Lowe Company (Kenosha) - Big wheel book, paper wheels attached to front board with metal washers.
- Fun at the South Pole by Stella H. Peterson - no date provided by The Book Concern (Columbus)
- Mook: True Tales About a Chinese Boy and His Friends by Evelyn Worthley Sites - Dated 1918 by The Central Committee on the United Study of Foreign Missions (West Medford)
- Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum - Dated 1907 by The Reilly & Lee Co. (Chicago) - Illustrated by John R. Neill. Front board separating from hinge.
- The New Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - by The Bobbs-Merrill Company (Indianapolis) - Vintage reprint with four color plates. Dustjacket shows wear and has been taped.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3182

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of titles in excellent condition:

- The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot - Dated 1980 by Heritage Press (Norwalk, Connecticut) - Introduction by Doland Diaches, illustrated with paintings by Wray Manning
- Waverly; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since by Sir Walter Scott - Dated 1961 by Heritage Press - With an introductory essay by Andrew Lang and illustrations by Robert Ball
- Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - Dated 1952 by Heritage Press - In Slipcase. Introduction by John Mason Brown, illustrations by Edward A. Wilson
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens - Dated 1966 by Heritage Press - In Slipcase. Illustrated by Rene Ben Sussan
- South Wind by Norman Douglas - Dated 1967 by Heritage Press - In Slipcase. Illustrated by Carlotta Pertrina

Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3183

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of modern thriller novels:

- Sign of the Cross: The Prosecutor's True Story of a Landmark Trial Against the Klan by John W. Phillips - Dated 2000 by Westminster John Knox Press (Louisville) - Signed stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- Terrorist by John Updike - Published by Alfred A. Knopf - Signed first edition in dustjacket, sealed in plastic with a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12013.
- Dead File by Kelly Lange - Dated 2003 by Warner Books - Signed stated first printing, advance reading copy in wrappers.
- Lisey's Story by Stephen King - Dated 2006 by Scribner - First printing, advance reading copy in wrappers.
- Dark Light by Randy Wayne White - Published by Putnam - Signed first edition in dustjacket with a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12011. Plastic sealing slightly torn on bottom edge.
- Vanishing Point by Morris West - Dated 1996 by Harper Collins - Signed in dustjacket.
- Vector by Robin Cook - Dated 1999 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Signed first printing in dustjacket.
- Body Scissors by Michael Simon - Published by Viking Press - Signed first edition in dustjacket with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12075. Plastic sealing torn along right side.
- Seizure by Robin Cook - Dated 2003 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Signed first printing in dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 3184

$28
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material relates to United States history and travel. Present are a letter signed by former New York City mayor Ed Koch, a scrap book with newspaper clippings from New Bedford, Connecticut, issues of the periodical "Aviation," newspapers, postcards, antique maps, etc. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 3185

$26
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 3186

$24
This lot includes the group of postcards and travel ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is made up of a 1908 guide entitled "Niagara to the Sea" issued by the Richeleiu and Ontario Navigation Company (illustrated covers are detached), an issue of "The Highway Traveler (June-July, 1932), a 1939 booklet entitled "Key to the North" describing North Bay, Canada. Present as well are numerous postcards depicting sites in the United States and Europe. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
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