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Lot 3280

$28
Title: Daring Deeds of the Indian Mutiny: True Stories of Heroic Deeds, Intrepidity, and Determination in the Face of Fearful Odds during the Great Mutiny
Author: Edward Gilliat
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1918

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on 10 May, 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region. The rebellion posed a considerable threat to Company power in that region, and it was contained only with the fall of Gwalior on 20 June 1858. The rebellion is also known as India's First War of Independence, the Great Rebellion, the Indian Mutiny, the Revolt of 1857, the Uprising of 1857 and the Sepoy Mutiny.(historical background courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with a number of color plates. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with pages that show occasional smudging and light markings. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8" and contains 254 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3281

$110
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains cover illustrations and music that pertain to either African-American culture or to representations of it. There are approximately 40 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3282

$40
Title: Early American Tools
Authors: Hans Namuth & Marshall B. Davidson
Publisher: Olivetti
Printing Year: 1975 First Edition Inscribed & Signed by Hans Namuth

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright pictorial pastedown on front cover, this folio volume is a scarce original edition of this photographic study autographed by the German-born photographer Hans Namuth (1915 - 1990). The work is illustrated with full- and double-page pictures, as well as a number of fold-outs, by the artist illustrating early American hand tools. Each photograph is accompanied by informative text by Marshall B. Davidson. Namuth's inscription is to be found on half title page and reads "For Will, my friend / Hans Namuth / October 22, 1975." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The publisher's introductory text on stiff paper has been laid in. This unpaginated book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 12 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3283

$45
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of booklets, pamphlets and periodicals either issued by churches and other religious organizations or having content related to religious doctrine, ceremonies, activities, 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 3284

$14
This lot includes the group of magic ephemera shown in the corresponding image. A particularly notable item in this collection is a diploma awarded to Morris N. Young by the "Magic Circle," a British organization dedicated to magic. Magicians wishing to join need to have known two members for a sufficient period of time. These two members then act as referees on the candidate's application form and propose him or her as suitable for membership.

Present as well are the following periodicals: "Tops: The Magazine of Magic" (1951, Vol. 16, No. 2), "Genii: The Conjuror's Magazine" (1951, Vol. 15, No. 6), and several issues of "Magicol." 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
Lot 3285

$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: $22.50
Lot 3286

$24
This lot features the following group of antique popular and pulp magazine issues:

Titles: Popular Science, Ten Story Sports, Double-Action Western, 10 Story Western, Western Ace High, Fabulous Western, Short Stories, New Detective, True Detective Mysteries, Real Detective, Short Stories, Cartoon Comedy
Issue Date Range: 1914 to 1955
Approximate Number of Issues: 20

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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3287

$35
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 with Western themes. There are 60 individual music pieces in this lot. Among the items are several publications containing song collections. 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 3288

$200
Title: Dakota Land; or, the Beauty of St. Paul: An Original, Illustrated, Historic and Romantic Work, Presenting a Combination of Marvelous Dreams and Wandering Fancies, Singular Events, and Strange Fatalities, All Interwoven With Graphic Description of the Beautiful Scenery and Wonderful Enchantment in Minnesota. To which is added: "A Round of Pleasure," with Interesting Notes of Travel, Maps, Etc., and Forming a Comprehensive Guide to the Great North-West
Author: Colonel Hankins
Publisher: Hankins & Son, Publishers
Printing Year: 1868 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped red cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce early fictional account of life in Minnesota. The work is illustrated with a double frontispiece portrait and engraved plates. Hand-colored fold-out map of Minnesota and surrounding states and territories is present at rear (map has three-inch tear from left side). The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor chipping to ends of spine. Hinges are cracked. Gilt-edged pages are clean. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 460 pages plus 18 pages of advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3289

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage "Lolly Pop" books and "Little 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: $4.50
Lot 3290

$12
Title: Ten Tales
Author: Harry Lauder
Publisher: T. B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce early collection of texts by Sir Henry Lauder (1870 - 1950), known professionally as Harry Lauder, was a notable Scottish entertainer, described by Sir Winston Churchill as "Scotland's greatest ever ambassador!"

He toured the world extensively during his forty-year career, including 22 trips to the United States and several to Australia, to which his brother John had emigrated. He was, at one time, the highest-paid performer in the world, making the equivalent of £12,700 a night plus expenses, and was the first British performer to sell more than a million records. Lauder's appeal was not limited to popular tastes; he was a favorite of King Edward VII and a friend of Sir Thomas Lipton, the tea merchant.

Lauder is perhaps most well-known for his performances in Highland regalia (Kilt, Sporran, Tam-O'Shanter and twisted walking stick) and singing songs with a Scottish theme (Roaming in the Gloaming, etc.). This image was possibly a major reason for his popularity abroad with Scottish emigres. It is perhaps a little ironic that being known for his image of the Scottish Highlander, Lauder was himself a lowlander. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor chipping to ends of spine and corners. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 119 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3291

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's literary titles:

- Gilbert Light Experiments for Boys by Carleton John Lynde - Dated 1920 by The A.C. Gilbert Company (New Haven)
- Go Right On, Girls! by Annie H. Ryder - Dated 1891 by D. Lothrop Company (Boston)
- Out of the Jungle by E.J. Crane & Lotta Bacskai - Dated 1932 by The World Syndicate Publishing Company (Cleveland) - dustjacket shows wear.
- The Story of the Red Cross as Told to the Little Colonel by Annie Fellows Johnston - Dated 1918 by The Page Company (Boston)
- The Four Corners in California by Amy E. Blanchard - Dated 1907 by George W. Jacobs & Company (Philadelphia) - decorative binding.
- The Four Corners Abroad by Amy E. Blanchard - Dated 1909 by George W. Jacobs & Company (Philadelphia) - decorative binding.
- Illustrated Story of the Union in Rhyme by Robert C. Adams - Dated 1891 by A.M. Thayer & Co (Boston)

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: $9.50
Lot 3292

$10
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of vintage television reference from the 1950s. 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: $20.50
Lot 3293

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on U.S. history:

- Famous Frontiersmen, Pioneers, and Scouts; the Vanguards of American Civilization by E.G. Cattermole - no date provided by M.A. Donohue & Co. (Chicago) - Silver gilt embossing.
- Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean by Albert D. Richardson - Dated 1867 by American Publishing Company (Hartford) - Decorative gilt binding. Slight tearing to top of spine.
- Indian Wars and Famous Frontiersmen by Augustus Lynch Mason - Dated 1904 by uncredited publisher - Decorative gilt binding. Front hinge cracking.
- Conquering the Wilderness by Frank Triplett - Dated 1895 by The Werner Co. (Chicago) - Decorative gilt binding. Hinges cracking.
- Wildfowling in the Mississippi Flyway edited by Eugene V. Connett - Dated 1949 by D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc. - Stated first edition with 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: $15.50
Lot 3294

$550
This lot offers the professionally framed original personal photo of Ernesto Che Guevara and his chief of staff Jose Manuel Manresa Monzon shown in the corresponding image. Ernesto "Che" Guevara (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967) commonly known as Che Guevara, El Che, or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, military theorist, and major figure of the Cuban Revolution. Since his death, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol and global insignia within popular culture.

The first meeting between Che Guevara and Manresa occured in January 1959 in one of the barrack offices of La Cabana (an 18th century fortress used as a military prison during the Batista dictatorship). Paco Ignacio Taibo II in his book "Guevara Also Known as Che" describes the scene as follows: "Che found a sargeant behind a typewriter. He asked him "Did you take part in the fighting? No, I'm an office worker. Have you tortured anyone? The man shook his head. Che asked him if he could type. He nodded. He thus struck up a friendship with Jose Manual Manresa that was to last for the next five years."(p. 260). Jon Lee Anderson, the author of what has become the standard biography of Che Guevara, notes the importance of this relationship in understanding Guevara and the role he played in the Cuban revolution: "Yet, far from being sectarian, he dealt respectfully with many of the defeated former army officers at La Cabana during the transition to rebel army control - even as he sent others to die before the firing squad. To his new secretary Jose Manuel Manresa, who had been the former army commander's personal typist, Che's request that he stay on and work for him was an act of faith for which Manresa was eternally grateful, and he remained at Che's side devotedly throughout his time in Cuba." ("Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life" p. 412).

The photo captures the two men standing side by side, with thoughtful expressions, possibly engaged in conversation. They are dressed in winter clothes, suggesting that this picture was perhaps taken abroad, possibly during a visit to the Soviet Union or China. This photo offers an uncommon image of Che Guevara, as he looks somewhat aged or fatigued in this picture. One could venture to say that this is an image from last part of this stay in Cuba. This is a unique matted picture with protective glass that hung in the Manresa home in Cuba. The photo is mounted on board within the frame. 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. The frame, professionally done with acid-free and archival materials, measures 35" x 32". 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: $59.50
Lot 3295

$50
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage books on world history 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: $36.50
Lot 3296

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of World War I era United States military manuals 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: $8.50
Lot 3297

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of modern signed Janet Evanovich thriller novels:

- Visions of Sugar Plums - Dated 2002 by St. Martin's Press - stated first edition, first printing, softcover advance reading copy.
- Three to Get Deadly - Dated 1997 by Scribner - first printing.
- Two For the Dough - Dated 1996 by Scribner - first printing, softcover advance reading copy.
- Four to Score - Dated 1998 by St. Martin's Press - stated first edition, first printing, softcover.
- High Five - Dated 1999 by St. Martin's Press - stated first edition, first printing, softcover advance reading copy.
- Seven Up - Dated 2001 by St. Martin's Press - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- Hard Eight - Dated 2002 by St. Martin's Press - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- To the Nines - Dated 2003 by St. Martin's Press - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- Ten Big Ones - Dated 2004 by St. Martin's Press - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- Twelve Sharp - Dated 2006 by St. Martin's Press - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.

The books in this lot are in once-read condition. Five of the titles have certificates signed by Richard Zeller of Richinfiber Books & Antiques verifying the signatures. Also present in this lot are flyers for a signing of Evanovich's "Twelve Sharp," as well as bumper stickers. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 3298

$70
This lot includes the group of antique scrapbooks shown in the corresponding image. This material dates back to the nineteenth century and early twentieth century and contains clippings with reference to baseball and football (with pictures of star athletes of the time). Another volume contains clippings from the "Oswego Daily Times" from the 1890s. 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: $16.50
Lot 3299

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of modern signed John Sandford advance reading copies in wrappers:

- Certain Prey - Dated 1999 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - first printing.
- Hidden Prey - Dated 2004 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - first printing.
- Chosen Prey - Dated 2001 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - first printing.
- The Devil's Code: A Kidd Novel - Dated 2000 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - first printing.
- Night Prey - Dated 1994 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - first printing.
- The Night Crew - Dated 1997 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - first printing.

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: $9.50
Lot 3300

$500
This lot contains the framed original Cuban poster of iconic revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara shown in the corresponding image. Ernesto "Che" Guevara (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967) commonly known as Che Guevara, El Che, or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, military theorist, and major figure of the Cuban Revolution. Since his death, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol and global insignia within popular culture.

This well-preserved and matted, brightly-colored original poster with protective glass is a one-of-a-kind piece, of which no other examples are known to exist. This posthumously printed work shows an upward-looking Che Guevara, portrayed in bright colors as the embodiment of an optimistic young revolutionary, under the revolutionary slogan "Hasta la Victoria Siempre" in black and red letters at the top of the poster. A long quotation by Fidel Castro appears immediately underneath the image. The message reads: "Podra morir el artista, sobre todo cuando se es artista de un arte tan peligroso como es la lucha revolucionaria, pero lo que no morira de ninguna forma es el arte al que consagra su inteligencia." ("The artist may die, particularly when one is an artist of an art as dangerous as the revolutionary struggle, but what absolutely cannot die is the art to which he dedicates his intelligence.") The numbers 1204 appear in red at the top right corner. A number 5 in white is visible at the bottom corner of the same side. 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. This frame, professionally done with acid-free and archival materials, measures 28" x 36 1/2". 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: $59.50
Lot 3301

$60
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.

- Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero by David Maraniss - Published by Simon & Schuster - Signed first edition in dustjacket, sealed in plastic with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12048.
- The Winning Spirit: 16 Timeless Principles That Drive Performance Excellence by Joe Montana - Published by Random House - Signed first edition in dustjacket with a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12012. Plastic sealing torn along bottom and right side.
- Go Long: My Journey Beyond the Game and the Fame by Jerry Rice - Published by Ballantine Books - Signed first edition in dustjacket, sealed in plastic with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO11952.
- Few and Chosen: Defining Dodgers Greatness Across the Eras by Duke Snider - Published by Triumph - Signed first edition in dustjacket, sealed in plastic with a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12014.

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: $9.50
Lot 3302

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- With the Regulators: A Story of North Carolina in 1768 by James Otis - Dated 1901 by A. L. Burt Company - "With six page illustrations by J. Watson Davis"
- Snowed Up; or, the Sportsman's Club in the Mountains by Harry Castlemon- Dated 1876 by Porter & Coates (Philadelphia)
- To Greenland and the Pole: A Story of the Adventures in the Arctic Region by Gordon Stables - No date provided by A. L. Burt, Publisher
- Will Rood's Friendship by Glance Gaylord - Dated 1867 by Graves & Young (Boston) - Library name stamped on endpapers
- The Kangaroo Hunters; or, Adventures in the Bush by Anne Bowman - No date provided by Porter & Coates
- The Pioneers: A Tale of the Western Wilderness by R. M. Ballantyne - No date provided by James Nisbet & Co., Limited (London)
- The Story of Exploration and Adventure in Africa - Dated 1896 by Henry Altemus (Philadelphia) - "Altemus' Young People's Library"

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: $9.50
Lot 3303

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

- Piety Promoted, in Brief Memorials and Dying Expressions of Some of the Society of Friends, Commonly Called Quakers by Joseph Gurney Bevan - Dated 1810 by William Phillips (London) - leather bound.
- An Apology for the True Christian Divinity by Robert Barclay - Dated 1869 by William Irwin (Manchester) - gilt embossing.
- Biographical Memoirs: Being a Record of the Christian Lives, Experiences, and Deaths of Members of the Religious Society of Friends, From its Rise, to 1653 by Edward and Thomas J. Backhouse - Dated 1854 by W. & F.G. Cash (London) - gilt embossing.
- Essays on the Principles of Morality and the Private and Political Rights and Obligations of Mankind by Jonathan Dymond - Dated 1896 by The Book Committee of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends - gilt embossing.
- Friends, and Their Late Wanderings From the True Fold by William Waring - Dated 1886 by Sherman & Co. (Philadelphia) - wrappers. Bottom corner torn throughout, front cover separated.
- Incidents Illustrating the Doctrines and History of the Society of Friends by Joseph Walton - Dated 1897 by Friends' Book Store (Philadelphia) - gilt embossing.
- The Story of Our Bible: How it Grew to be What it Is by Harold B. Hunting - Dated 1915 by Charles Scribner's Sons - decorative gilt binding.
- John C. Dorland by William King Baker - Dated 1898 by Headley Brothers (London) - 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 3304

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

- The Holy Bible - Dated circa 1816 by Charles Ewer (Boston) - Collin's Stereotype Edition in full-leather binding with significant external wear. Tearing evident along ends of front gutter. Front board shows warping. Hinges are cracked.
- Holy Bible According to the Authorized Version with Notes, Explanatory and Practical, Taken Principally from the Most Eminent Writers of the United Church of England, together with Appropriate Introductions, Tables, and Indexes by D'Oyly & Mant - Dated 1818 / 1820 by T. and J. Swords - 2 volumes in leather binding. Stated First Edition. Title pages are pasted to the rear of boards. Hinges are cracked. Pages from second volume are detached and laid in.

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: $18.50
Lot 3305

$110
This shelf lot includes the large 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: $39.50
Lot 3306

$35
Title: The Flesh in the Furnace
Author: Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Printing Year: 1972 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers with pictorial covers, this volume is a scarce autographed edition of this novel by Dean R. Koontz, an American author famous for suspense novels with elements of horror and the supernatural. In this novel, a race of spider-men, the Vonopoens, have learned the secret of the creation of life, which they sell to traveling merchants in the form of an easily transportable furnace. The author's signature appears on title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 7" and contains 132 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3307

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique French literature and language titles:

- The Elements of French Conversation by John Perrin - Dated 1813 by uncredited publisher
- Le Souterrain by Madame Backker - Dated 1833 by Dulau & Co. (London) - Front board separating from spine.
- Cascabel the Conjurer by Jules Verne - Dated 1907 by Chatterton-Peck Company
- Droll Stories by Honore de Balzac - Dated c1874 by The Bibliophilist Society - Illustrated by Gustave Dore.
- The Works of Rabelais - no date provided by The Bibliophilist Society - Illustrated by Gustave Dore.

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 3308

$14
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: Chamber's Stamp Journal, Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News
Issue Dates: Issues of "Mekeel's" are from 1931, issues of "Chamber's" are from 1940s and 1950s
Approximate Number of Issues: "Mekeel's": 16, "Chamber's": 50

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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $24.50
Lot 3309

$35
This shelf lot includes the large 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: $27.50
Lot 3310

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of Hardy Boys Mystery Stories by Franklin W. Dixon shown in the corresponding image. All these books were published by Grosset & Dunlap. 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: $10.50
Lot 3311

$10
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of antique diplomas and certificates from fraternal organizations, Masonic chapters, stock certificates, 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: $6.50
Lot 3312

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of French-language books bound in quarter leather with raised bands and marbled boards:

- Essais de Michel de Montaigne - Dated 1900 by Librarie Hachette - 3 volumes
- Oeuvres completes de Montesquieu - Dated 1905 by Librarie Hachette - 2 volumes
- Oeuvres completes de Moliere - Dated 1903 by Librarie Hachette - 3 volumes

These ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3313

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage estate books:

- The Verbalist: A Manual Devoted to Brief Discussions of the Right and the Wrong Use of Words by Alfred Ayres - Dated 1882 by D. Appleton and Company - Decorative gilt binding.
- Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John Sherwood - Dated 1888 by Harper & Brothers - Decorative gilt binding.
- The Physical Life of Woman: Advice to the Maiden, Wife and Mother by George H. Napheys - Dated 1887 by David McKay (Philadelphia) - Decorative gilt binding.
- Unveiled Mysteries (Original) by Godfre Ray King - Dated 1982 by Saint Germain Press, Inc. (Chicago)
- The Magic Presence by Godfre Ray King - Dated 1982 by Saint Germain Press, Inc.
- The Harmonists: A Personal History by John S. Duss - Dated 1943 by The Pennsylvania Book Service (Harrisburg) - Stated first edition in dustjacket.
- A Young Mother's Tokology by Anna C. Hoffman - Dated 1902 by M.A. Donohue & Co. (Chicago)
- Modern Culinary Art: French and Foreign Cookery by Henri-Paul Pellaprat - Dated 1950 by Comptoir Francais du Livre (Paris) - 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: $15.50
Lot 3314

$60
This lot includes the group of European history and travel ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of two antique ribbon-bound postcard albums, containing images of England (Oxford, Canterbury, London, Stratford upon Avon, Exeter, St. Ives) and sites on the European continent (Paris, Poitiers, Chartres, Cordoba, Brussels, etc.), as well as numerous loose postcards, travel maps, and a number of publications on Scotland, including a "Historical Geography of the Clans of Scotland" (with intact map laid in). 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: $24.50
Lot 3315

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of antique books on theology and philosophy 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 3316

$16
This lot includes the group of original Vietnam War photos shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of 9 pictures by a helicopter pilot (with his annotations on reverse side of photographs) of soldiers being trained or in combat in the Iron Triangle (Communist stronghold region northwest of Saigon). A number of photos show helicopters (evacuating wounded /dead, crash site, damaged chopper). Present as well is an image of downtown Saigon in the sixties. 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 3317

$40
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers of young beautiful women and music with themes relating to romance. A number of these pieces date back to the nineteenth century. There are also pieces in this group that have apparently been excised from antique song books.
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: $11.50
Lot 3318

$45
Title: Off-Hand Sketches: A Companion for the Tourist and Traveller over the Philadelphia, Pottsville, and Reading Railroad. Describing the Scenery, Improvements, Mineral and Agricultural Resources, Historical Incidents, and Other Subjects of Interest in the Vicinity of the Route
Author: William Bromwell
Publisher: J. W. Moore (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1854

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century travel guide that includes a table of distances between Philadelphia and Cincinnati, as well as a train time table and list of passenger fares and distances for the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. The work is illustrated with many in-text and full-page engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that show foxing. Ownership notation visible on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 194 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3319

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on U.S. history:

- Mary Pryor: A Life Story of a Hundred Years Ago - no date provided by H. Longstreth (Philadelphia)
- A History of the Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union by James Oneal - Dated 1927 by Local 10 - decorative gilt binding.
- Memories of a Sculptor's Wife by Mrs. Daniel Chester French - Dated 1928 by Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston) - decorative gilt binding.
- Canary: The History of a Family by Gustav Eckstein - Dated 1936 by Harper & Brothers - signed by author. Gilt embossing.
- Ancestors of Henry Montgomery Smith and Catherine Forshee by Annie Morrill Smith - Dated 1921 by Annie Morrill Smith (Brooklyn) - signed by author. Gilt embossing.
- The Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA - Dated 1927 by Mercersburg Academy - 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: $10.50
Lot 3320

$28
Title: The Abandoned Farmer
Author: Sydney H. Preston
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1901

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with black lettering and pictorial designs, this antique volume is a scarce novel by Sydney H. Preston. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the uncovered relics, including several fold-out illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/4" and contains 288 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3321

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage children's literary titles:

- History of Maria Antoinette by John S.C. Abbott - Dated 1900 by Henry Altemus Company (Philadelphia) - Illustrated.
- The Adventures of Bob White by Thornton W. Burgess - Dated 1930 by Little, Brown, and Company (Boston)
- The Young Champion: One Year in Grace Aguilar's Girlhood by Abram S. Isaacs - Dated 1946 by The Jewish Publication Society of America (Philadelphia) - Vintage reprint, dustjacket shows small tear from top of front cover.
- Little Joe Otter by Thornton W. Burgess - Dated 1925 by Grosset & Dunlap - Dustjacket shows wear.
- Jim Bowie: Boy With a Hunting Knife by Gertrude Hecker Winders - Dated 1953 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company (Indianapolis) - Dustjacket.
- Small Animals - Dated 1903 by McLoughlin Brothers - Wrappers.
- Boys' and Girls' New Pictorial Library of Prose, Poetry and Art by Charles Kingsley et al. - Dated 1889 by N.D. Thompson Publishing Co. - 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: $8.50
Lot 3322

$12
This lot includes the group of vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material relates to academia and (military) medicine, and offers a number of periodicals as well as diplomas. 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
Lot 3323

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of antique items on world's fairs and expositions 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 3324

$24
Title: The Trigger
Authors: Arthur C. Clarke & Michael Kube-McDowell
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Printing Year: 1999 First Printing Signed by Michael Kube-McDowell

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright embossed silver lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce autographed edition of this novel, signed by co-author Michael Paul Kube-McDowell (b. 1954, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), a science fiction novelist. This collaboration between Kube-McDowell and the legendary author, inventor and futurist Clarke, produced an absorbing near-future thriller.

"The early 21st century ushers in a revolution in unified field theory, and free-thinking physicist Jeffrey Horton and his team are pushing the cutting edge. Sequestered on a maximum-security research campus, the scientists are testing "Baby," a device they hope will create "a laser for gravity," a tractor beam. But during an early run, every gun in the area (and even a secret stash of fireworks) simultaneously explodes. Follow-up tests soon prove their device was responsible--that it can in fact neutralize every conventional gun, bomb, and explosive--and that's when Baby becomes the "Trigger."" (courtesy of Amazon.com review)

The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket is intact. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 550 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3325

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of modern advance reading copies of children's 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
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