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Lot 8195

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of English history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include English literature and language, Queen Victoria, Charles Reade, and Anglo-Saxon grammar, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8196

$60

Title: The Art of Mark Rothko: Into an Unknown World
Author: uncredited
Editor: Marc Glimcher
Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 167 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 12.25"
Description: This is a scarce first printing of a monograph devoted to the work of American artist Mark Rothko. More than 70 illustrations, with close-ups that reproduce details of the works at near-life size. Essays by Robert Rosenblum, Mark Stevens, and Brian O'Doherty.
Condition: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Orange slipcase shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 8197

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature with dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Subways Are For Sleeping, The Golden years, Into Thin Air, and Arms and the Girl. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Some dust jackets show tearing, chipping, and/or loss.
 
Lot 8198

$40

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative vintage and antique sheet music, shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): Oklahoma, Santa Fe, ballerinas, and love, among others. There are approximately 75 individual music pieces in this lot, most of which have beautiful color front covers. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - please review our entire catalog to see other similar lots.
Condition: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8199

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Selected Poems by Marianne Moore - Dated 1935 by The Macmillan Company - Introduction by T.S. Eliot. Covers show sunning.
- The Pale Woman and Other Poems by Sara Bard Field - Dated 1927 by William Edwin Rudge - Paper dustjacket shows light sunning to spine.
- A Penny Whistle: Together with The Babette Ballads by Bert Leston Taylor - Dated 1921 by Alfred A. Knopf - Gilt embossing to spine, which shows very light wear and sunning.
- Mountain Against Mountain by Arthur Davison Ficke - Dated 1929 by Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc. - - First EditionGilt embossing
- Athanasion by uncredited - Dated 1842 by Wiley and Putnam - Rebound
- Crags: A Book of Poems by Clifford J. Laube, Clifford J. Laube, Clifford J. Laube - Dated 1938 by The Monastine Press - Well preserved volume with gilt embossing
 
Lot 8200

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Owen Meredith, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Thomas Campbell, and John Greenleaf Whittier, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8201

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland - Dated 1922 by The Macmillan Company - This volume shows significant cracking along front hinge.
- Wild Horse Mesa by Zane Grey - Dated 1928 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - Some wear to binding.
- The Vanishing American by Zane Grey - Dated 1925 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - Some darkening to endpapers.
- Jackknife John by Frank Borden Hanes - Dated 1964 by The Naylor Company - Author-inscribed on front free endpaper.  Dust jacket shows some wear concentrated at extremities, some darkening to endpapers.
 
Lot 8202

$40

Description: This lot includes the 10 volume set of Kipling's works shown in the corresponding image(s). The Edinburgh de Luxe Edition of the Works of Rudyard Kipling is a limited edition of 1000 - this is number 355. These volumes contain works such as "Letters of Marque," "Plain Tales from the Hills," "Soldiers Three," and "Under the Deodars," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. A name is written in ink on the front free endpaper of most volumes. The spine labels show some curling, with wear to spine and board edges.
 
Lot 8203

$25

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of U. S. history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8204

$50

Title: The Winter Palace: Saint Petersburg
Author: uncredited
Editor: Emmanuel Ducamp
Publisher: Alain de Gourcuff Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1995
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 299 pages
Width: 14.5" Height: 12.25"
Description: This is a scarce edition of this work devoted to the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg.
Condition: Volume and illustrated box are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8205

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of books about American gardens shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Winterthur Garden, Longwood Gardens, and gardens of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, among others. Many of these volumes are in beautifully illustrated dust jackets. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear.
 
Lot 8206

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Adventures of Sammy Sassafras by Carl Waterman - Dated 1919 by E. P. Dutton and Company - Author-inscribed on the front free endpaper.
- The Bird-Nest Boarding House by Verbena Reed - Dated 1922 by E. P. Dutton and Company - Boards and spine show some sunning and wear, some cracking along front hinge.
- Wee Winkles & Wideawake by Gabrielle E. Jackson - Dated 1905 by Harper & Brothers
- Among The Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson - Dated 1901 by E. P. Dutton and Company
- Guld The Cavern King by Mary L. B. Branch - Dated 1918 by Women's Educational and Industrial Union
- The Golden Goblet and Other Stories by Jay T. Stocking - Dated 1914 by The Pilgrim Press - Boards show some markings, foxing to some pages, label on front free endpaper.
 
Lot 8207

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors included in this lot are Dorothy Clark, Hannah Green, Lillian Bud, Beverly C. Carlman, and Zillah Marshall Loepke. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Some volumes show tearing, chipping, and/or loss to dust jackets.
 
Lot 8208

$55

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music from World War I, shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this lot are: The Rose of No Man's Land, God's Service Flag of Love, General Pershing, and After The War is Over Will There Be Any 'Home Sweet Home'. There are approximately 78 individual music pieces in this lot, many of which have beautiful color front covers. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - please review our entire catalog to see other similar lots.
Condition: The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 8209

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young - Dated 1992 by Random House - This volume, complete with dust jacket, and signed by both authors on the title page, is an account of Ia Drang--"The battle that changed the war in Vietnam." This volume is in like-new condition, with light shelf wear to the dust jacket.

- We Are Soldiers Still by Joseph L. Galloway, Harold G. Moore - Dated 1998 by Harper Collins - First Edition - This stated first edition is complete with dust jacket and signed by both authors on the title page. This volume recounts the authors' visit back to the Ia Drang Valley.  This volume is in like-new condition, with light shelf wear to the dust jacket.
 
Lot 8210

$55

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction
Condition: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8211

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of books on New Hampshire history shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8212

$45

Title: The Prints of Ellsworth Kelly: A Catalogue Raisonne, 1949-1985
Author: Richard H. Axsom
Publisher: Hudson Hills Press
City: New York
Year: 1987
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 200 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of a catalogue raisonne of the prints of contemporary American artist Ellsworth Kelly (b. 1923). This work documents and reproduces all the prints to 1985, and records every color and every pass through the press for each print. The artist's related printmaking activity is also catalogued in an appendix.
Condition: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8213

$40

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative leather-bound antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Included is a complete two-volume set of "The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth," as well as William Cowper and others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. One volume in this lot shows cracking along gutter with a loosening front board.
 
Lot 8214

$70

Title: Fautrier ou les outrages de l'impossible
Author: Yves Peyre
Publisher: Editions du Regard
City: Paris
Year: 1990
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 437 pages
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Description: This is a scarce edition of a work devoted to the art of French painter and sculptor Jean Fautrier (May 16, 1898 - July 21, 1964), who was one of the most important practitioners of Tachisme.
Condition: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8215

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of 20th century German art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Paul Klee, Kurt Schwitters, Bauhaus, and Koloschka, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These large volumes are in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear. Many of these volumes have handsomely illustrated dust jackets.
 
Lot 8216

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of post-war American art history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Robert Moskowitz, and photorealism, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These large volumes are generally in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Several volumes include handsomely illustrated dust jackets. The Warhol volume shows some creasing at spine.
 
Lot 8217

$120

Title: The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915-1932
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
City: New York
Year: 1992
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 732 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Description: This massive volume is a scarce first edition of the catalogue of a touring exhibition devoted to the Russian and Soviet avant-garde movements. It contains 21 essays by eminent scholars and more than 700 reproductions in full color.

The exhibition was organized and published by Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Guggenheim Museum in New York in association with the State Tretryakov Gallery in Moscow.
Condition: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8218

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards portraying dogs shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards depict Native Americans with their dogs, children with their dogs, racing Greyhounds, puppies, and German Shepherds, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are real photographs or chromolithographs as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 50 postcards included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8219

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are the works of Lisa Grenelle, Louis Kent, Mary Stanton Boutwell, Inez Temple, Elizabeth Bisbee Hunt, and John Masefield. Additionally, this lot includes "The First JAPM Anthology," which is a poetry compilation, limited to 300 copies. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8220

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Boy's Autumn Book. Descriptive of the Season, Scenery, Rural Life, and Country Amusements by Thomas Miller - Dated 1847 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - Decorative gilt embossing, some age/wear indications concentrated at textblock.
- Breaking Away; or, The Fortunes of a Student by Oliver Optic - Dated 1870 by Lee and Shepard - Gilt embossing, light sunning to spine.
- Salander and the Dragon: A Romance of the Hartz Prison by Frederic William Shelton - Dated 1852 by John S. Taylor - Gilt embossing, minor age/wear indications.
- The Soldier's Ring, and Other Stories by Mrs. Phoebe Harris Phelps - Dated 1865 by Massachusetts Sabbath-School Society - Minor age/wear indications
- Take Care of Number One; or, the Adventures of Jacob Karl by S.G. Goodrich - Dated 1871 by Sheldon & Co. - Decorative gilt embossing with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8221

$40

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8222

$80

Title: Francis Picabia, 1879-1953: Exposicio antologica
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Fundacio Caixa de Pensions
City: Barcelona
Year: 1985
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 380 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Description: This is a rare edition of the Catalan-language catalogue of a 1985 Barcelona exhibition devoted to the work of Francis Picabia (born Francois Marie Martinez Picabia, 22 January 1879 - 30 November 1953), a French painter, poet, and typographist, associated with both the Dada and Surrealist art movements. Profusely illustrated with a number of facsimiles.

Condition: Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 8223

$60

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8224

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). The poets represented in this lot are Keats, Alfred Noyes, Henry Van Dyke, George O'Neil, and Edward Augustus Jenks. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8225

$70

Title: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Author: Richard Marshall
Publisher: Whitney Museum of American Art
City: New York
Year: 1992
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 271 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12.5"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of the first complete survey of the work of Jean-Michael Basquiat (1960-1988). It contains more than 270 illustrations, with more than 160 color plates, reproducing a selection of paintings, drawings, collages, silkscreens, and three-dimensional constructions (many were published here for the first time). Includes essays by prominent critics and historians.
Condition: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8226

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sets shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot contains assorted volumes of the sets "Oriental Series" and "The English Comedie Humaine." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8227

$60

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8228

$60

Description: This lot includes the group of New Hampshire books and ephemera relating to author Donald Hall shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes four author-signed books by Donald Hall, with the titles "The Old Life," "Kicking the Leaves," "String Too Short to Be Saved," and "Ox-Cart Man." Additional unsigned publications of his are included in this lot, as well as newspaper articles, among other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Several volumes retain their original dust jackets, which are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8229

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of books about New Hampshire geneaology and celebrated citizens shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: "Lanes of Memory," "A Family Chronicle," and "The Drake Family of New Hampshire," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8230

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam. A Painting in Ten Parts by Heiner Bastian, uncredited Edited by Heiner Bastian - Dated 1990 by Edition Cantz - This is a scarce edition of the reproduction of this monumental historical ensemble by Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly, Jr. (April 25, 1928 - July 5, 2011), an American artist well known for his large-scale, freely scribbled, calligraphic-style graffiti paintings, on solid fields of mostly gray, tan, or off-white colors.

"Cy Twombly's "Fifty Days at Iliam" is a rare type of work for a twentieth-century artist--a painting that illustrates a narrative. Long inspired by classical antiquity, Twombly here pays homage to what is perhaps the definitive narrative of Western literature: Homer's Iliad, the tragic story of the final fifty days of the Trojan War, probably written before 700 B.C. Twombly's series in ten parts progresses from the fiery moment when the Greek warrior Achilles is inspired to join the fight against Troy (Iliam) to an almost blank canvas filled with the silence of death. The installation develops in both diachronic and synchronic fashion: the story unfolds chronologically, while simultaneously one wall presents a predominantly Greek mood, passionate and explosive, as the facing wall depicts an essentially Trojan attitude, more contemplative and cool. Twombly uses the visual language he had derived over twenty years earlier, full of scrawling marks, seemingly random brushstrokes, and legible numbers and letters, to create his own tribute to an anchor of Western culture." (Ann Temkin, from "Philadelphia Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collections.")

Volume is in excellent condition. Protective transparent plastic cover shows very light shelfwear. Panels of the accordion-style fold-out reproducing the artist's work are clean and fresh, with striking bright colors.  Exhibition brochure from the Philadelphia Museum of Art is laid in.

- Cy Twombly: Bilder, Arbeiten auf Papier, Skulpturen by Harald Szeemann, uncredited Edited by Harald Szeemann - Dated 1987 by Prestel-Verlag - This is a scarce revised and enlarged German-language edition of the catalogue for the exhibition devoted to the work of Cy Twombly held both in Zurich and Madrid in 1987. This volume contains 101 color and 20 b&w illustrations. Essays by Demosthenes Davvetas, Roberta Smith and Harald Szeemann, with a foreword by Jurgen Harten. Stapled pages with English translation of the essays are laid in.  Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8231

$40

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's books with dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Tommy and the Wishing Stone," "Big City, Little Boy," "Flight Into Danger," and "Marjorie's Maytime," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some dust jackets show chipping, tearing, and/or loss.
 
Lot 8232

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors whose works are included in this lot are Pat Robertson, Toni Morrison, Sue Grafton, Chon Day, and Mark Arax. Each volume is in its original dust jacket. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. The dust jacket on "Brother Sebastian" shows some tearing, chipping, and light moisture indications.
 
Lot 8233

$20

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: 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.
 
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