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Lot 8234

$20

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 8235

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of author-signed vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). The authors included in this lot are Annette Victorin, A. L. Alexander, Vincenzo Beltrone, Fran Young, Max Ellison, John Woods, Power Dalton, and Napoleon St. Cyr. Several volumes retain their 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.
 
Lot 8236

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

- Rakovyi korpus by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - Dated 1968 by YMCA - Press - First Edition - This is the rare first Russian-language edition of the semi-autobiographical novel "Cancer Ward," which was officially banned in the Soviet Union and only able to circulate in samizdat editions.

The novel tells the story of a small group of cancer patients in Uzbekistan in 1955, in the post-Stalinist Soviet Union. It explores the moral responsibility - symbolized by the patients' malignant tumors - of those implicated in the suffering of their fellow citizens during Stalin's Great Purge, when millions were killed, sent to labor camps, or exiled.

Volume is bound in original wrappers, with black and red letters to front cover. Books shows light shelfwear, with two faint stains at top of front cover and three stains to rear cover along spine edge. Unmarked interior is clean and bright. Small errata slip and review copy notice are laid in. Book is illustrated with photo portrait of author.

- V kruge pervom by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - Dated 1968 by Harper & Row, Publishers - First Edition - This is a scarce first edition of this novel, published abroad due to Soviet censorship.  Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 8237

$50

Description: This lot includes the group of Italian art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Mimmo Paladino, Morandi, Modigliani, Boccioni, and Lucio Fontana, 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.
 
Lot 8238

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique animal postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray horses, lions, zebras, giraffes, bears, and sheep, among other animals. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 120 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 light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8239

$10

Title: Ogni: Literaturnyi Al'manakh'
Author:
Publisher: Izdatel'stvo G. N. Semenova
City: Moscow
Year: 1918
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 148 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Description: This is a rare edition of this Russian literary almanac. This issue contains a sonnet by Symbolist poet Valery Bryusov, a short story by Georgiy Chulkov, a poem by Vyaselav Ivanov, a short work of prose ("povest") by M. Roslyakov, a poem by Ilya Ehrenburg, a short work of prose by Iosif Matusevich, a short work of fiction of N. Bromlei, a short story by Ivan Novikov, and the short essay by Yu. Aikhenval'd entitled "Writer and Reader," and "Dostoevsky and the Destiny of Russia" by Boris Kremnev.
Condition: Antique volume in original covers show very light shelfwear. Perfect binding is frayed, with some loss and chipping. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 8240

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Ben Hur, De L'Allemagne Par Madame De Stael, and Oeuvres Completes De Moliere, among others. These volumes are leather bindings with decorative gilt tooling. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: Some volumes show more advanced wear such as moisture indications, rubbing and chipping to boards, and some cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 8241

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

- Poems of Dedication by Stephen Spender - Dated 1947 by Random House - First Printing, Gilt embossing to spine
- The Kid by Conrad Aiken - Dated 1947 by Duell Sloan and Pearce - First Edition, Ex-library volume
- Vienna by Stephen Spender - Dated 1935 by Random House
- The New World by Witter Bynner - Dated 1922 by Alfred A. Knopf
- A Marriage with Space and Other Poems by Mark Turbyfill - Dated 1927 by Pascal Covici
- Songs of Youth by Mary Dixon Thayer - Dated 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf
 
Lot 8242

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Vanity Fair, Bede's Charity, The Man O'War Bell, and The Opening of a Chestnut Burr, 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 8243

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of French post-impressionist art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include urban impressionist Gustave Caillebotte, Henri Matisse, and Cezanne, 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 8244

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

- Drevnerusskiye mozaiki i freski, XI-XV VV. by V. N. Lazarev - Dated 1973 by Iskusstvo - First Edition - This is a scarce Russian-language scholarly study of Old Russian mosaics and frescoes. This work is profusely illustrated, with a number of color plates.  Volume is in excellent condition, with only small smudge marks on fore and top edges. Unmarked interior is clean and bright, with color plates showing nicely. Errata slip is laid in. Dust jacket shows wear, with tears to edges. Previous owner's name appears at top of front flyleaf.

- Ocherki politicheskoi istorii russkogo gosudarstva 30-50x godov XVI veka by I. I. Smirnov - Dated 1958 by Izdatel'stvo Akademii Nauk SSSR - This is a scarce collection of essays on the political history of the Russian State in first half of the 16th century. Book is in excellent condition. Errata slip is laid in.

- I. S. Peresvetov i ego sovremenniki: Ocherki po istorii pusskoi obshchestvenno-politicheskoi mysli serediny XVI veka by A. A. Zimin - Dated 1958 by Izdatel'stvo Akademii Nauk SSSR - This is a scarce scholarly work on early Russian progressive social critic Ivan Semenovich Peresvetov.  Volume shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 8245

$40

Description: This lot includes the group of art reference books about Claude Monet shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include his life, his art, and his paintings of water lilies. 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 8246

$40

Title: An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 2000
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 311 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 10.5"
Description: Bound in gray paper-covered boards, this volume is complete with dust jacket and bears an original signature of former First Lady, and current Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton's signature appears on the second flyleaf in bold, black ink.
Condition: The volume shows mild external age/wear with edgewear to the dust jacket, and is solidly bound with clean pages.
 
Lot 8247

$55

Description: This lot includes the group of post-war German art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Joseph Beuys, Hans Hofmann, Adolph Gottlieb, and Markus Lupertz, 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. Several of these volumes have handsomely illustrated dust jackets.
 
Lot 8248

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique cat themed postcards with a cat theme shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray kittens, tigers, cat statues, and holiday themes, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are real photographs or chromolithographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 35 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 8249

$30

Title: Rex, Regis Nomen, Navis Omen: Storia di un transatlantico/The Greyhound of the Seas
Author: Maurizio Eliseo
Publisher: Ermanno Albertelli Editore
City: Parma
Year: 1992
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.25"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this bilingual English/Italian edition of this book dedicated to the Italian ocean liner the SS Rex. Launched in 1931, it held the westbound Blue Riband between 1933 and 1935. Originally built for the Navigazione Generale Italiana (NGI) as the SS Guglielmo Marconi, its state-ordered merger with the Lloyd Sabaudo line meant that the ship sailed for the newly created Italia Flotta Riunite (Italian Line). On May 12, 1938, in a demonstration of U.S. air power, three YB-17 bombers of the U.S. Army Air Corps intercepted the Rex 620 miles at sea in a highly publicized event.

The Rex operated transatlantic crossings from Italy with its running mate, the Conte di Savoia. On 8 September 1944, off Koper, Rex was hit by 123 rockets launched by RAF aircraft, caught fire from stem to stern. She burned for four days, then rolled onto the port side, and sank in shallow water. The ship was broken up at the site beginning in 1947.

This volume is profusely illustrated with color and b&w illustrations.
Condition: Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 8250

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique mysteries in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: The Babe With the Twistable Arm, Death of a Peer, Pursuit in Peru, and The Grand Coulee Mystery, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: The volumes are in generally good condition, with some age/wear indications. Some dust jackets show more advanced wear with moisture indication, chipping, and/or loss.
 
Lot 8251

$80

Description: This lot includes the group of Surrealist art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, and Francis Picabia, 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. Several of these volumes have handsomely illustrated dust jackets.
 
Lot 8252

$140

Title: The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
Author: Dante Alighieri
Editor: Charles Welch
Translator: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Publisher: The Jefferson Press
City: Boston
Year: 1909
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Unknown
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Description: This is a scarce edition the Longfellow translation of Dante's "Divine Comedy," providing the text of the translator's notes at the end of each volume and his "Literary Illustrations of Dante, His Works and His Epoch" in the final volume. All volumes are illustrated with plates.
Condition: This handsome antique set is bound in three-quarter green leather with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt lettering and design to spines. Volumes show light external wear, with some rubbing to boards. Binding of first volume is cracked between frontispiece and title page. Remaining volumes are solidly bound. Interiors are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 8253

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of art books from celebrated museums shown in the corresponding image(s). Some museums represented are the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art, the Prado, and the Uffizi, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes are in excellent condition, showing only very light shelf wear. Most of these volumes have handsomely illustrated dust jackets.
 
Lot 8254

$15

Title: New Hampshire: Resources, Attractions and Its People. A History
Author: Hobart Pillsbury
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Col, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this illustrated history of New Hampshire.
Condition: Antique set bound in three-quarter pebbled green leather binding with gilt lettering to spines. First volume shows moisture markings to spine, otherwise this and remaining volumes show only light shelfwear. Books are tightly bound. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 8255

$55

Description: This lot includes the group of Italian art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Fontana, Pistoletto, Constantin Brancusi, and art of the Italian Renaissance, 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.
 
Lot 8256

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are author-signed and/or limited edition. included are works signed by A. J. Lucier, Virginia Taylor McCormick, Boyce House, and Arthur Schnitzler. The limited edition titles included are: Reveries of a Bachelor, Hands Around, and Musk Hanish and Blood. 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 8257

$50

Title: Dedication to the First American Edition. To the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, This Edition of Perry's Royal Standard English Dictionary, (Being the First Work of the Kind Printed in America) Intended To Fix a Standard for the Pronunciation of the English Language, Conformably to the Present Practice of Polite Speakers in Great Britain and the United States; Is Humbly Inscribed by Their Most Obedient and Very Humble Servant Isaiah Thomas
Author: William Perry
Publisher: Isaiah Thomas
City: Worcester
Year: 1800
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 596 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 5.75"
Description: This is an early edition of this important lexicographical work. Appendix to this dictionary, beginning on page 561, states it to be the fifth American edition and bears the date January 1800. The dedication/title page is dated 1788. Preface is dated 1777, pages 1-12. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Tongue, pages 13-72; The Royal Standard English Dictionary, 73-559; Appendix to the Royal Standard English Dictionary Third Worcester Edition, 561-594.
Condition: Antique volume bound in full leather shows external wear, with scuffing covers and wear along edges. Binding is almost entirely detached at front hinge. Text block is intact. Age-toned pages show mild foxing. Text is entirely legible.
 
Lot 8258

$55

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray women and girls, which includes Victorian chromolithographs, portraits, and holiday greetings, among other handsome design elements. There are approximately 125 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 8259

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: The Pearl Lagoon, Eloise in Moscow, Aurelien, and Salamina, 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. "Five Tales" shows significant loss to dust jacket.
 
Lot 8260

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

- Shrimptons' Easy Guide to Oxford: Arranged as a Walk Through the University and City, Enabling Strangers to Visit, in the Shortest Time, Every Part Possessing Interest by uncredited - Dated 1871 by T. Shrimpton & Son

- The Life of the Late John Elwes, Esquire; Member in Three Successive Parliaments for Berkshire by Edward Topham - Dated 1815 by Paraclete Potter - Volume shows moderate age/wear.

- The Life of Sir Isaac Newton by D. P. Kidder, uncredited Edited by D. P. Kidder - Dated 1852 by Lane & Scott - Marbled boards, light water stains on lower half of pages.

- Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars, Ninety-Seventh Regiment of the British Army by Miss Marsh - Dated Unknown by American Tract Society

- Saint Leger, or, The Threads of Life by Richard B. Kimball - Dated 1850 by George P. Putnam - Signed by the author.  Gilt embossing with light sunning to spine.

- The Hillyars and the Burtons: A Story of Two Families by Henry Kingsley - Dated 1865 by Ticknor and Fields - Volume shows moderate age/wear, front board cracking.

- Collectanea Bradfordiana: A Collection of Papers on the History of Bradford, and The Neighbourhood - Edited by Abraham Holroyd - Dated 1873 by Abraham Holroyd - Gilt embossing with light age/wear to spine.
 
Lot 8261

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique boys' adventure books 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 8262

$45

Title: History of the United Netherlands: From the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Years' Truce-1609
Author: John Lothrop Motley
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1869
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Description: This is a scarce edition of this historical work.
Condition: Well-preserved antique volumes are bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards and raised bands with gilt lettering to spines. Books show little external wear. Binding is tight. Unmarked interiors are clean and bright. All volumes have marbled endpapers and edges and are illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits. Intact fold-out map is present at front of first volume.
 
Lot 8263

$50

Description: This lot includes the group of post-war American art history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, Robert Rauschenberg, Willem de Kooning, and Keith Haring, 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.
 
Lot 8264

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of books about Latin American artists shown in the corresponding image(s). Some artists represented in this lot are Frida Kahlo, Philip Guston, Botero, and Francisco Clemente, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes are in excellent condition, showing only very light shelf wear. Several of these volumes have handsomely illustrated dust jackets.
 
Lot 8265

$50

Title: Complete Works of Shakespeare with Notes by Malone, Steevens, and Others. Together with a Biography, Concordance of Familiar Passages, Index to Characters, and Glossary of Obsolete Terms
Author: uncredited
Publisher: David McKay, Publisher
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Description: This is a scarce complete decoratively bound set of the works of William Shakespeare.
Condition: Antique set bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines. Volumes show varying degrees of external wear, with occasional small blemishes and rubbing to covers. Books are solidly bound. Unmarked interiors are clean and bright. Top edges are gilded. Page 45 of volume six has lower outside corner cut off and lain in. Set is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates.
 
Lot 8266

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books 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 8267

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on poetry 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 8268

$55

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique holiday and greeting postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot depict themes such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and wishes of good luck, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 150 postcards included in this lot, some of which are in German. 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 light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8269

$40

Title: Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1773-1776, including the Records of the Committee of Correspondence
Author: uncredited
Editor: John Pendleton Kennedy
Publisher: The Colonial Press
City: Richmond
Year: 1905
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/301 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 13.25"
Description: This is a scarce limited edition of this title. It is copy number 118 of 500. Volume is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece plate
Condition: This antique volume is bound in green paper-covered boards with tan cloth spine. Title labels appear on spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with edgewear and creases across lower portions of boards. Spine shows heavy spotting. Binding is tight. Plates of the Virginia Council Chamber appears on rear endpaper. Partially uncut, lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 8270

$15

Title: Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ending June 30, 1895. Report of the U. S. National Museum
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1080 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this nineteenth-century government report. This volume contains, in additional to institutional topics and work reviews, material (and illustrations) on the social organization and secret societies of the Kwakiuti Indians, the graphic art of the Eskimos, notes of the geology and natural history of the Peninsula of Lower California, the mineralogical collections in the U. S. National Museum, the tongues of birds, the Ontonagon Copper Bowlder in the U.S. National Museum, taxidermical methods in the Leyden Museum, Holland, and "the antiquity of the Red Race in America."
Condition: Volume is bound in blindstamped black cloth with embossed lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Unmarked pages are clean and profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 8271

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of art books relating to celebrated museums shown in the corresponding image(s). Topics include paintings in the Louvre, Hermitage, and Musee d'Orsay. 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, showing only light shelf wear. All three volumes include handsomely illustrated dust jackets.
 
Lot 8272

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of large art books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are about specific artists, such as Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Larry Rivers, and Charles Sheeler. Many of these volumes have handsomely illustrated dust jackets. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear.
 
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