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Lot 4375

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage estate books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 4376

$18
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: Military: Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Camp Beale, California; Fort Marion, St. Augustine, Florida; Seabees: United States Naval Construction Battalions; Soldiers' Home, Washington, D.C.; Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington, Virginia; U.S. Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 30

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 4377

$150
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 (Peter Rabbit) 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 18 inches high.

Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 4378

$30
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 Florida: Tampa Bay Hotel; Downtown Miami, showing Miami River and Biscayne Bay; aerial view of Florida State University, Tallahassee; spraying of orange trees; Mt. Sinai Hospital and The Temple (no city indicated); Hialeah Race Course, Miami; lunch time at alligator farm; orange and grapefruit packing; female bathers on beach, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 100

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 4379

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage ex-library titles on the Hudson River and Valley:

- Old Steamboat Days on the Hudson River by David Lear Buckman - Dated 1907 by The Grafton Press - Gilt embossing. Tearing to top of spine cover, front endpapers detached.
- The Lost Gold Mine of the Hudson - Dated 1915 by The Knickerbocker Press - Decorative gilt binding.
- Outposts of History in Orange County by Dwight Akers - Dated 1937 by The Harrison Press (Washingtonville) - Library binding.
- The Hudson, From the Wilderness to the Sea by Benson J. Lossing - Dated 1866 by Virtue and Yorston - Decorative gilt binding, gilt-edged pages. Hinges cracked.
- A Tour of Four Great Rivers: The Hudson, Mohawk, Susquehanna and Delaware in 1769 by Francis W. Halsey - Dated 1906 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Journal of Richard Smith of Burlington, NJ, limited edition number 425 of 780. Spine cover tearing from boards.
- Orange County, New York: A Narrative History - Dated 1928 by Almet S. Moffat (Washingtonville) - Bound in stiff cardboard covers with re-inforced backing.
- Hudson-Fulton Celebration: September 25 to October 9, 1909 - Dated 1909 by New York State Education Department (Albany) - Bound in stiff cardboard covers with re-inforced backing.
- Old Orange Houses, Volume I by Mildred Parker Seese - Dated 1941 by The Whitlock Press (Middletown) - Oblong volume, spine has been taped.
- Old Orange Houses, Volume II by Mildred Parker Seese - Dated 1943 by uncredited publisher - Oblong volume, spine has been taped.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4380

$18
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 Michigan: Detroit Institute of Arts; Detroit River Tunnel; excursion steamers docking, Detroit; Gog and Magog, Greenfield Village, Dearborn; Legal Research Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 65

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 4382

$50
Title: Legends of the Shawangunk (Shon-Gum) and Its Environs, Including Historical Sketches, Biographical Notices, and Thrilling Border Incidents and Adventures Relating to those Portions of the Counties of Orange, Ulster and Sullivan, Lying in the Shawangunk Region
Author: Philip H. Smith
Publisher: Smith & Company (Pawling, New York)
Printing Year: 1887 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce early history and anecdotes of the Shawangunk Region in upstate New York, including bear hunting, panther hunting, conflicts with Tories, extensive encounters with Indians, and a section on the discovery of perfectly-preserved specimens of the mastodon in peat bogs. Smith was a New England local historian, producing such works as "The Green Mountain Boys; or, Vermont and the New York Land Jobbers," "History of Duchess County," and "Acadia: A Lost Chapter in American History."

The work is illustrated with many engravings and pen sketches by the author. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with remains of library markings clearly visible to spine and covers. Front hinge is cracked. Annotations appear along top margin of title page and on copyright page, otherwise mildly age-toned pages are clean with bright illustrations. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 10" and contains 168 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4383

$14
This lot includes the group of antique photography items shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of packaging, N.O.S. glass slides, and mounting corners. 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: $0
Lot 4384

$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: "Beauties": Young women posing with children, in company of floral arrangements, nudes, white dress, etc. Year Range: circa 1910
Number of cards in this group: 8

Condition/Details: These postcards include historic photographic content. A number of these pictures have been colorized and/or feature Victorian decorative designs. 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 4385

$55
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 (Benjamin Bunny) in the original, decorated box. There are 49 puzzle pieces present, making it lacking one piece. The puzzle pieces are in excellent, nearly new condition. The box lid has lost its shape, the box and lid are unrepaired and show 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 15 by 9.5 inches.

Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 4386

$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, Landmark Sites and Landscapes of New York State: Buffalo Skyline at Night, Oswego, Genessee River Gorge, Rochester, Peace Bridge across Niagara River Connecting Canada and U.S., Downsville, Albany, Diamond Island; Fisher Building at night, Detroit, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 60

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 4388

$90
Title: A History of the Art of Bookbinding with some Account of the Book of Ancients
Editor: W. Salt Brassington
Publisher: Macmillan & Co.
Printing Year: 1894 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial brown cloth stamped in black with large design of hounds pursuing a stag on both covers, this antique volume is a scarce history of bookbinding from the earliest times to the modern era. The work is illustrated with many tissue-guarded plates. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with green archival tape to spine. Library label appears at foot of spine. Library markings are present on front endpaper, title page, preface and last page of index. Hinges are cracked. Front flyleaf, preliminary pages, frontispiece plate and title page are detached and laid in. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/4" and contains 277 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4390

$35
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 Colorado: Devil's Head Mountain; D. & R. G. W. train stopping at the Hanging Bridge, Royal Gorge; Fisher's Peak and Trinidad; drove of elk, Pikes Peak; West Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak Region; Indian Profile Rock on Fall River Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 65

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 4391

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique U.S. literary titles:

- Journal of Washington Irving (1823-1824) by Stanley T. Williams - Dated 1931 by Harvard University Press (Cambridge) - Dustjacket.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne by George E. Woodberry - Dated 1902 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company (Boston) - Stated copy number 108 of 600.
- Recognition of Robert Frost: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary edited by Richard Thornton - Dated 1937 by Henry Hold and Company - Dustjacket.
- Thomas Holley Chivers: Friend of Poe by S. Foster Damon - Dated 1930 by Harper & Brothers - Dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4392

$50
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 auction lot includes the following group of unused coloring books made from original designs by Beatrix Potter. Each book contains color plates with uncolored copies on facing pages. All these volumes were published by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. (London) :

- Jeremy Fisher's Painting Book - No date provided - pictorial gray covers. Sunned spine.
- Tom Kitten's Painting Book - No date provided - pictorial orange covers
- Peter Rabbit's Painting Book - No date provided - pictorial pink covers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4394

$28
This antique World War I Christmas 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: Soldiers On Guard, With Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, Wreaths with National Colors & Emblems, Church Service
Year Range: circa 1917
Number of cards in this group: 50

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 4396

$60
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of transportation pictures showing automobiles from different periods, carriages, airplanes, etc. Particularly noteworthy are pictures showing an Alaskan setting, with dog sleigh in the snow and a ship among ice formations. Also of note is a large format photo of planes flying in formation over a base. 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 lot, 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: $7.50
Lot 4397

$40
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 features an original "Peter Rabbit's Book Shelf," specially designed to house Beatrix Potter collections. The piece is wooden with a paper label applied to the scrolled back splash. The piece is in excellent condition, the label and paint are original, and there are only very light age/wear indications. The shelf measures 14" tall by 11" across and is 4.75" deep. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4398

$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: Niagara Falls: Grand Trunk Steel Bridge over Niagara River (with trains and traffic passing over bridge); Falls from Michigan Central Train; Spanish Aerocar over whirlpool; American Falls from Canadian shore; ship "Maid of the Mist" sailing in front of falls; entrance to "Cave of the Winds"; etc. There are also two souvenir folders (one in original envelope; the other with portion of fold-out postcard strip detached) and a roll-out panorama of Niagara Falls. Panorama has number 11695, is dated 1921, and measures approximately 46 1/2" x 8 3/4". One end has taped tear (measures 1 1/4"), other end has small tear without taping.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 55

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: $8.50
Lot 4400

$225
Title: Ulysses
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Shakespeare and Company (Paris)
Printing Year: 1925 Sixth Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in white wrappers with blue lettering, this antique volume is a scarce early printing of the great modernist novel by James Joyce, with corrections appearing on final four pages. The volume shows external age/wear, with rear cover detached and light soiling to covers. Pages are clean and without annotations. Name of previous owner, J. Warren Knedler Jr., appears on blank page opposite first page of text. The book measures approximately 7" x 8 1/4" and contains 735 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4402

$40
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 the United States: horse racing, beach scenes, fishing, hunting, monuments, historic homes, aerial views, etc. Included in this group are five sets of miniature postcards.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 100

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 4404

$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: Buildings, Landmark Sites and Views of Washington, D.C.: Washington Monument; Library of Congress; Veterans' Administration Building; White House; U.S. Treasury; National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; U.S. Capitol from the air; Plaza Fountain showing U.S. Capitol and U.S. Senate Office Building, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 45

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 4405

$10
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 vintage metal serving tray featuring Peter Rabbit graphics. The central graphic is entitled "Peter Rabbit having a dose of chamomile tea" and is bordered with a scrolled cavalcade of other characters from the Peter Rabbit stories. The tin shows beautifully with the original paint, there is a small amount of wear. The tray measures 12.5" in diameter. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4406

$22
Title: History of New York State, 1523 - 1927
Editor: James Sullivan
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1927
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce history of the "Empire State." The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and numerous plates. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with traces of adhesive visible at bottom of spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Bar codes on front endpapers and pencil annotation on copyright page appear to be only internal library markings. The books measure approximately 8" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 4408

$18
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: President Abraham Lincoln: House / Room Where Lincoln Died, Home of Lincoln in Springfield, Funeral Car, Log Cabin, Monument at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Proclamation of Emancipation, Gettysburg Address, Memorial Marking Spot Where Lincoln Family Entered Illinois from Indiana, 1830, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 20

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 4410

$100
Title: O, Huge Angel
Author: Howard Baer
Publisher: Roy Publishers
Printing Year: 1949 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright red lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce first edition of this crime novel by American author Howard Baer. "Mark, a violent, inarticulate Negro seaman, weaving his way through dark streets towards his ship, stumbles upon a boy who is dying of knife wounds. Shock and horror root the Negro to the murdered boy's side. The policeman who discovers the two jumps quickly to the easy conclusion Mark is the killer. Mark savagely breaks away from him, and escapes to his ship. The terror has begun." (dustjacket text). Author's inscription and signature appear with date (November 1949) on front flyleaf. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket with pictorial front cover is intact and in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/4" and contains 161 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4411

$24
This shelf lot includes the group of periodicals shown in the corresponding image. This lot consists of a disbound compilation of issues of "Frank Leslie's Illustrated" (Volume 4, 1857, lacking boards with significant wear to spine), with issues from June 6, 1857 to May 29, 1858; "Gleason's Pictorial" (January 1, 1853, detached front cover); two issues of "The Graphic" (April 10 and October 2, 1915, one issue with both covers detached). 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 4412

$110
Title: Uniforms of the American, British, French and German Armies in the War of the American Revolution, 1775-1783
Author / Editor: Lt. Charles M. Lefferts / Alexander J. Wall
Publisher: New York Historical Society
Printing Year: 1926 First / Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in two-tone cloth with paper title label to spine, this antique volume is a rare first edition of the definitive book on the subject. This is copy number 243 of 500. The work is illustrated with 50 tipped-in color plates and one large folding table. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with library label at foot of spine and traces of adhesive visible on spine and at bottom of covers. The book is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Frontispiece portrait of the author has a three-inch tear to lower half. Interior has no library markings The book measures approximately 9 3/4" x 12 1/2" and contains 289 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4414

$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 of Virginia: State Capitol Square, Richmond; Crescent Rock along Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park; Main Street, Salem; Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington; Gate Entrance to Gardens of Royal Governor's Palace, Williamsburg; Douthat State Park near Clifton Forge; Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg; George Washington headquarters, Winchester, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 55

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
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