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Lot 4332

$12
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Humoristic Images of Gigantic Fruits and Vegetables ("Freak Vegetables"): Pumpkins, Cabbage, Squash, Tomato, Potato, Celery, Apples, Peaches and Pears
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 9

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4334

$24
This antique and vintage real photo postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Towns and Landscapes of Michigan and Wisconsin: Lost Canyon, Wisconsin Dells; Suicide Hill, Wisconsin Dells; Wordens Resort on Platte Lake, Beulah, Michigan; Inn in Cross Village, Michigan; Porcupine Mts. State Park, Michigan; school in Cameron, Michigan; M. E. church, Cambria, Michigan;
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 30

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4336

$60
Title: The Grapes of New York
Authors: U. P. Hedrick et al.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Publishers (Albany, New York)
Printing Year: 1908 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this second volume in the celebrated series of horticultural monographs issued published under the auspices of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. The Grapes of New York offers a comprehensive survey of both table grape and wine grape varieties grown in the state, and the volume is justly celebrated for its detailed color illustrations.

The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Edward Staniford Rogers and 101 magnificent full-color plates. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with library label and traces of adhesive clearly visible at bottom of spine and in adjacent areas. Both hinges are cracked. Pages of text are clean and illustrations show brightly. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" and contains 564 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4337

$28
This lot features twelve antique Frederick Barnard illustrations of celebrated Dickens characters. Each plate is a photogravure in black and white on fine printing paper, art area slightly de-bossed in the style of fine art lithography. The images are produced as soft-edged vignettes with classic period styling. These plates may have been drawn from the folio edition of Character Sketches from Dickens published by Cassell in the 1880s.

Frederick Barnard (1846 - September 1896), popularly known as Fred Barnard, was a Victorian illustrator, caricaturist and genre painter. He is noted for his work on the Dickens novels published between 1871 and 1879 by Chapman and Hall.

Barnard was the son of a silversmith. He studied art under Leon Bonnat in Paris, worked in London and at Cullercoats on the Northumberland coast. His work was exhibited at the RA and he worked as an illustrator for Punch, The Illustrated London News and Harper's Weekly. In the 1880s, Fred and Alice joined a colony of artists at Broadway in the Cotswolds.

Barnard undertook an enormous task when he was commissioned in 1871 by Chapman and Hall to illustrate nine volumes of the Household Edition of Dickens's works. Included would be Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Sketches by Boz, Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, Dombey and Son and Martin Chuzzlewit. He followed in the footsteps of the respected Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz") who had worked with Dickens himself. For his prodigious output of some 450 illustrations over an eight-year period, Barnard could lay just claim to the title of "The Charles Dickens among black-and-white artists." Barnard brought an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Dickens novels to bear on his work.

A young man when he started on his mammoth task, Barnard decided that he would concentrate on scenes other than those that Browne and Dickens had chosen to portray. Whereas Phiz was inclined to create dramatic group scenes for his prints, Barnard was more interested in showing the relationships between pairs of characters. While Phiz had to produce illustrations for the monthly serials as Dickens wrote them, Barnard had the advantage of being able to read the complete work repeatedly before starting on his drawings. At the same time Barnard had to seamlessly blend the characters as visualised by Phiz with his own style, not daring to deviate too much from their established appearance.

By the end of the nineteenth century, Barnard, somewhat like Luke Fildes, had acquired an enviable reputation as a portraitist to the aristocracy and the royal family. (Courtesy of wikipedia)

Each illustration plate impression is approximately 8 x 10 centered on pages measuring approximately 13 x 18. All pictures include glass, matting and frames (however, there are regrettable screw holes through the sides of the frames). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $59.50
Lot 4338

$14
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes in Georgia and South Carolina: Cyclorama Building, Atlanta; Confederate Memorial Chiseled into Stone Mountain, Atlanta; Washington St., East Athens, Georgia; airplane view of Columbia College, South Carolina; airplane view of Capitol and business section of Columbia, South Carolina; aerial view of Anderson, South Carolina by night; aerial view of Albany, Georgia; Sanford "Bull Dog" Stadium, Athens, Georgia, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 60

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, bright color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4340

$12
This antique real photo postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Portraits of Women: Standing in snow, beach scene, group gathered for reading or rehearsal (American flags displayed), old woman on porch, in formal attire, etc.
Year Range: 1910 - 1930
Number of cards in this group: 25

Condition/Details: These postcards include historic photographic content. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4341

$26
Title: From the Appalachians: A Portfolio of Drawings and Paintings
Author: Ruth Carroll
Publisher: Henry Z. Walck, Incorporated
Printing Year: 1964 4 Sets of First Edition

Condition/Details:This work is a collection of nine 11" x 14" loose sheets (color and duotone illustrations) in a creme printed sleeve, accompanied by a twelve-page introductory booklet (in stapled wraps) by Latrobe Carroll.

Ruth Robinson Carroll (1899-1999) and "Archer" Latrobe Carroll (1894-1996) together wrote many books for children, with illustrations done by Ruth. They received the Juvenile Award of the American Association of University Women, North Carolina chapter in 1953 for their book "Peanut," and in 1955 for "Digby the Only Dog." They lived in Asheville, North Carolina.

Illustrated sheets and booklets are in fine condition. Sleeves show minor edgewear and light markings. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY ONE SET IS COMPLETE. Other sets contain 8, 6 and 4 sheets. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4342

$14
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes in Illinois (with roughly a third depicting sites in Peoria): St. Nicholas Hotel, Decatur; Lincoln Tomb, Springfield; State Capitol; Seal Pond in Lincoln Park, Chicago; bathing scene along north shore of Lake Michigan; moonlight scene with steamboat, Peoria; Glen Oak Park, Peoria, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1950
Number of cards in this group: 35

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4345

$60
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes a complete, first edition, original 1921 Peter Rabbit's Race Game, with the original box with graphic label, crediting Frederick Warne Co. as the game's creator/printer. There are four cast game pieces, each a character from the Peter Rabbit stories, including Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddle-Duck. The pieces are marked "England" on their bottoms. Also included is the tri-fold original game board, game rules, an elasticized gold band, one die and a die shaker. This game is in excellent condition, the various items display light or no age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 4346

$22
Title: The Fairy Four-Leaf: Outdoor Plays for Girls
Author: Clara Bell
Publisher: Brentano's Publishers
Printing Year: 1923 First Edition in Scarce Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in beige linen spine and green boards with title labels, this antique volume is a scarce collection of four plays for children by Clara Bell: The Fairy Four-Leaf, Fairy Tale Wood, The Pageant of Chunn's Cove, and The Land of the Glad Heart. The work is illustrated with five tissue-guarded photographic plates showing children in costume. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket with minor tears and nicks to edges in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 137 (uncut) pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4348

$16
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Chicago's World Fair 1933: Havoline Thermometer, Lincoln Group, Hall of States, Midget City, Replica of Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace, Hall of Religion, Streets of Paris
Year Range:circa 1933
Number of cards in this group: 40

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, bright color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4350

$28
Title: Whaleships of New Bedford: Sixty Plates
Artist: Clifford W. Ashley
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1929 Limited Edition with Introduction by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and gilt whale decoration on the front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of drawings depicting a wide variety of whaling scenes and experiences on shore and at sea. This edition is limited to 1035 copies of which 1000 are for sale. This volume offers a two-page introduction by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The work is illustrated with 60 plates. This former library volume shows light external age/wear. Remains of library markings visible on spine and adjacent portions of covers. Interior markings confined to front endpaper and name of library stamped on rear flyleaf. The book is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 9" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4351

$45
This lot includes the seventeenth-century English parliamentary acts shown in the corresponding image. The title leaf reads "Anno Regni Caroli II. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Vicesimo secundo & vicesimo tertio. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661. In the most Thirteenth Year of Reign of our most Gracious Sovereign Lord Charles, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc. And there continued by several prorogations, to the Fourteenth day of February 16th. And thence continued to the 22th of April 1671. On which day the said Parliament was Prorogued to the 16th day of April, which shall be in the year 1672." This text was printed in 1671 by John Bill and Christopher Barker, Printers to the King.

Between pages 273 and 281 can be found "An Act for the Better Preservation of the Game, and for Securing Warrens not Inclosed (sic), and the several Fishings of this Realm." Between pages 282 and 292 is "An Act to Prevent the Planting of Tobacco in England, and for Regulating the Plantation Trade." This remarkably well-preserved publication has thread tied into self wrappers that show small tears and nicks to edges. Covers show light age spots. Texts are quite legible. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4352

$10
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes in Missouri and Oklahoma: Main Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma; burning oil well near Tulsa; Star Courts, Elk City; Eads Bridge, St. Louis; review at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; U.S. Highway 66 through Rolla, Missouri Ozarks; gentleman sitting in antique automobile with caption seeing St. Louis; Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 40

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4354

$28
This lot features the following group of vintage newspaper issues:

Titles: Indianapolis Times, Savannah Morning News, L. A. Daily News, Oakland Tribune, Baltimore News Post, L.A. Herald Express, Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis News, Chicago Daily News
Issue Dates: 1934, 1939-1945
Approximate Number of Issues: 25

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4356

$18
This group of antique and vintage postcard sets is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Buildings, Landmarks and Views of Toledo, Ohio: Walbridge Park, Superior and Adams, Whitney Vocational High School, Madison Ave., entrance to Central Grove Park, St. John's College, University of the City of Toledo, Obitz Fountain, beach scenes, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of sets in this group: 85

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4357

$35
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes four cast Peter Rabbit characters in the original decorated box. The box bears copyright information from Frederick Warne & Co. and the figures are Timpo Models. Four characters are included: Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Timmy Tiptoes and Jeremy Fisher. The pieces show very nicely, in the original paint, and each stands approximately 1.5" tall. There is some scattered incidence of flaking to the paint. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4358

$22
This shelf lot includes the group of nineteenth-century handwritten texts shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of correspondence in English and French dating from the first third of the 1800s, involving a certain Count D'Astorg (of Paris?). Present also is a German-language text, signed by Elisabeth and Gerhard Hidemann and Johann Bernaro Sehorne (?), and dated February 8, 1861, at Fort Wayen (Fort Wayne?). 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: $6.50
Lot 4359

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage European literary titles in dustjackets:

- This Peace by Thomas Mann - Dated 1938 by Alfred A. Knopf - Dustjacket shows wear.
- Occupation: Writer by Robert Graves - Dated 1950 by Creative Age Press
- The Orwell Reader: Fiction, Essays, and Reportage by George Orwell - Dated 1956 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - Stated first edition.
- The Variorum Edition of the Poems of W.B. Yeats edited by Peter Allt & Russell K. Alspach - Dated 1957 by The Macmillan Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 4360

$28
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items.

This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. Titles included in this group: The Tale of Peter Rabbit (2 copies), The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, The Tale of Tuppenny (Illustrated by Marie Angel), The Tale of Little Pig Robinson, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, and The Tailor of Gloucester. All books are in dustjackets. 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 4362

$18
This group of antique and vintage postcard sets is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes of the United States: Plattsburgh, New York; Cedar Point on Lake Erie; Toledo, Ohio; Sandusky, Ohio; Painted Desert, Petrified Forest and Grand Canyon, Arizona; Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Black Hills, South Dakota; Yellowstone Park, Wyoming; Royal Gorge, Colorado; Ozarks, Arkansas; Charleston, South Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; Galveston, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; Williamsburg; Virginia; Annapolis, Maryland; Hartford, Connecticut; Watkins Glen, New York; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of sets in this group: 33

Condition/Details: These postcards in illustrated souvenir folders include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 4364

$26
Title: Birds of New York
Author: Elon Howard Eaton
Publisher: University of the State of New York
Printing Year: 1910 / 1914
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce ornithological work by Elon Howard Eaton (1866 - 1934),an American ornithologist, scholar, and author. Eaton established the biology department in Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1908, where he taught until his death. He was the New York State ornithologist from 1908 to 1911. Each May he led a group of students and fellow ornithologists on a bird survey of Potter Swamp.

Part of the delay between volume one and volume two of "Birds of New York" was due to his marriage in 1909 to Gertrude Yeames and a heart attack in 1913. The publication of this work elicited many letters to Eaton, including one from the then-young Roger Tory Peterson.

The work is profusely illustrated with full-page color plates, maps and charts. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with a tear measuring approximately an inch and a half at the top of the spine of the first volume. Library markings to lower portions of spines are clearly visible. Rear hinge of first volume is cracked. Bindings are shaken. Library bar codes and stamps appear on front endpapers and title pages show stamps bearing name of library. Pages show occasional smudging to margins. Illustrations show brightly. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 4365

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

- Pheasant Jungles - Dated 1927 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
- Edge of Jungle - Dated 1921 by Henry Holt and Company
- Beneath Tropic Seas: A Record of Diving among the Coral Reefs of Haiti - Dated 1928 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
- The Arcturus Adventure: An Account of the New York Zoological Society's First Oceanographic Expedition - Dated 1926 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
- Zaca Venture - Dated 1938 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - Stated First Edition in dustjacket
- Nonsuch: Land of Water - Dated 1932 by Brewer, Warren & Putnam - dustjacket with tears to edges

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 4366

$45
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Automotive: Ford Plant, Dearborn, Michigan; Esso Gas Station in Cooks Falls, New York; Fairyland Service Station at the entrance of Rock City, atop Lookout Mountain; Main Street, Torrington, Connecticut; Pikes Peak Highway in Cascade Canon; Indianapolis Motor Speedway (circa 1915); State and Washington Streets, Chicago (circa 1923), etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 25

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4368

$28
This antique postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Sites and Views of Yellowstone Park: Fishing Cone, Yellowstone Lake; Auto Road in Shoshone Canyon (with automobiles traveling along road); Minerva Terrace; Crater of Mud Volcano; Punch Bowl Spring; Crater Oblong Geyser, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1935
Number of cards in this group: 35

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4369

$60
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes an original antique scroll-cut wooden puzzle of a Beatrix Potter character (Tom Kitten) in the original, decorated box. There are 50 puzzle pieces present, making it complete. The puzzle pieces are in excellent, nearly new condition. The box has retained its shape, is unrepaired and shows some scattered age/wear indications. The box lid bears the licensing name of Frederick Warne & Co. and the cut-out figure is described as measuring 16 by 11.75 inches.

Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 4370

$750
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items.

Title: The Fairy Caravan
Author: Beatrix Potter
Publisher: David McKay Company
Printing Year: 1929 First American Edition in Rare Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright color pastedown to front cover showing caravan and elephant, this antique volume is a scarce first U.S. edition of this work by Beatrix Potter. According to Leslie Linder's authoritative account of Potter's work ("History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter," 1971), Potter originally wanted the book to only be printed in America, since "she felt that the stories were "too personal-- too autobiographical" to publish in her home country. After finishing the Peter Rabbit series, Potter wrote mainly for her own enjoyment and had no intention of producing another book. She had been working on this story about a traveling circus for many years, and the book was finally published with the persuasion of American publisher Alexander McKay, of the David McKay Company.

The work has illustrations by Beatrix Potter, with six color plates, including frontispiece, 20 full-page and 42 smaller black-and-white drawings. Linder notes that Potter's Lakeland friends "were quick to recognize many of the pictures with their local settings" (p.295). The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket replicates image pasted on front cover on both front and rear. Mylar-covered dustjacket shows one small tear at the top of its front cover, minor loss of material at ends of spine and at outside corners. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 225 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4372

$10
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes of Canada: York Street, Hamilton, Ontario; Brule Rock, Lake Superior, Canadiana arrives at dock, Crystal Beach, Ontario; heated bathing pool, Sunnyside Beach, Toronto; Niagara Falls; C. P. R. Banff Springs Hotel, Canadian Rockies; Public Library, Hamilton, Ontario; River Street, Moose Jaw, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 45

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4374

$45
Title: The Original Water-Color Paintings by John James Audubon for "The Birds of America"
Author: John James Audubon
Publisher: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc.
Printing Year: 1966
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind stamped gilt signature against brown frame on front cover, this folio set is a scarce collection of the original watercolor paintings for the great ornithological work by John James Audubon. The first volume contains a frontispiece portrait of Audubon by John Syme, full and double-page plates, as well as fold-out illustrations. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with library labels are clearly at bottom of spines. Half and title pages have library markings. The books are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The books measure approximately 11" x 13 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
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