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Lot 2271

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on history of nautical literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "Catalogue of the Books , Manuscripts and Prints and Other Memorabilia in the John S. Barnes Memorial Library of the Naval History Society" (Naval History Society, 1915), "Amerigho Vespucci: ensayo de bibliografia critica" (Libreria para bibliofilos, 1962) by Jose Alberto Aboal Amaro, and Charles lee Lewis' "Books of the Sea: An Introduction to Nautical Literature" (U. S. Naval Institute, 1943). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


Condition / Notes: As with 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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Lot 2272

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Illustrated Guide for Modeling the Royal Yacht Fubbs, 1724 by William J. Romero - Dated 1997 by Pier Books/Dupont Communications - First EditionVolume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.
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Lot 2273

$30

Title: Hitch Hike
Author: Weldon Matthews
Publisher: Godwin, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1935
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 268 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in orange cloth, with black lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design appears on spine woman looking up at road sign indicating distances to several towns. Book shows mild external wear, with soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright.

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Lot 2274

$45

Details: This antique cast iron toy horse and carriage boasts its original paint and rubber tire in good, unrestored condition. The driver is missing, but the lady passenger remains (and has been promoted). Its overall length is 15", and it's almost 6" high. No markings are visible.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Please check the other lots in this auction for four more antique cast iron toys.

Condition / Notes: This toy is in good working condition.

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Lot 2275

$15

Title: The Silent Studio
Author: David Douglas Duncan - David Douglas Duncan is an American photojournalist and among the most influential photographers of the 20th century. He is best known for his dramatic combat photographs.

His career as a photojournalist had its origin when he took photographs of a hotel fire in Tucson, Arizona where he was then studying archaeology at the University of Arizona. His photos included one of a hotel guest who made repeated attempts to go back into the burning building for his suitcase. That photo proved to be newsworthy when the guest turned out to have been notorious bank robber John Dillinger and the suitcase to have contained the proceeds of a bank robbery in which he had shot a police officer. Unfortunately, after turning the film over to the Tucson Citizen, the film was lost forever, and the photos never printed.
After college, Duncan began to free lance, selling his work to journals such as The Kansas City Star, Life and the National Geographic Magazine. After Pearl Harbor Duncan joined the Marine Corps, earned an officer's commission, and became a combat photographer. After brief postings in California and Hawaii, he was sent to the South Pacific on assignment when the United States entered World War II. Though combat photographers are often close to the action, they rarely fight. However, in a brief engagement at Bougainville Island, Duncan found himself fighting against the Japanese. Duncan also covered the battle of Okinawa. Duncan would be on board the USS Missouri during the Japanese surrender.
His war time photographs were so impressive that, after the war, he was hired by Life to join their staff upon the urging of J.R. Eyerman, Life's chief photographer. During his time with Life he covered many events including the end of the British Raj in India and conflicts in Turkey, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Perhaps his most famous photographs were taken during the Korean War. He compiled many of his photos into a book called "This Is War!" (1951), with the proceeds going to widows and children of Marines who had been killed in the conflict. Duncan is considered to be the most prominent combat photographer of the Korean War.
In the Vietnam War, Duncan would eventually compile two additional books "I Protest!" (1968) and "War Without Heroes" (1970). Here, Duncan stepped out of his role as a neutral photographer and challenged how the US government was handling the war.
Aside from his combat photographs, Duncan is also known for his photographs of Pablo Picasso to whom he had been introduced by fellow photographer Robert Capa. Eventually, he was to publish seven books of photographs of Picasso. Duncan became a close friend of Picasso and was the only person allowed to photograph many of Picasso's private paintings. Duncan now lives in Valbonne, France, close to Mougins where Picasso spent his last 12 years.
Greatly assisting Nippon Kogaku (Nikon) during their early years, in 1965 Duncan was presented with the 200,00th Nikon F built in recognition for his use and popularization of their camera.
In 1966 he published "Yankee Nomad" a visual autobiography that collected representative photographs from throughout his career. In 2003 this was revised and published under the title of "Photo Nomad."
Duncan traveled extensively in the Middle East, having been stationed there for 10 years as a Life photographer after World War Two. He later published "The World of Allah" in 1982

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
City: New York
Year: 1976
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this posthumous tribute to the Spanish painter. Inscription on half title page reads "And now, / Happy Thanksgiving / For Harold / Welcome back to these rooms / which you already know / David / 24 Nov. 1976 New York."

Volume is bound in gray leatherette, with purple lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition.

Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.

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Lot 2276

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition "Mosses from an Old Manse" (Ticknor and Fields, 1860) by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and "La Henriade, divers autres poemes et toutes les pieces relatives a l'epopee" (uncredited, 1725), with engraved plates.


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Condition / Notes: As with 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. It should be noted that Thomson and Shenstone volumes have detached boards.


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Lot 2277

$90

Book Details: This large lot of books on the military aspects of sailing includes histories of navies, famous battles, and famous ships. Included are volumes on the Quasi-War between the U.S. and France (1798-99), the Spanish Armada, the sea wars of Old Ironsides, the battle between the Shannon and the Chesapeake, and a history of warships from 1400 to 1800.

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Condition / Notes: 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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Lot 2278

$40

Title: James Dean: A Portrait
Author: Roy Schatt - Roy Schatt was a New York photographer.

Before he became a photographer, Roy Schatt studied painting with N.C. Wyeth and worked as a graphic artist for BBD&O on the Lucky Strike Hit Parade. Living in Greenwich Village in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Schatt met Jose Quintero who was directing Tennessee Williams' Summer & Smoke at the Circle-in-the-Square Playhouse. Roy's portraits of the cast went on display in the lobby and Harpers Bazaar and Vogue featured his portrait of Geraldine Page. During this period, Roy's numerous subjects included the likes of Rod Steiger, Patricia Neal, Budd Schulberg, Elia Kazan, Arthur Penn and Ben Gazzara. Schatt's subjects also include Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Billie Holiday, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Tennessee Williams and many others. Although he is famous for photographing actors and other celebrities, Roy Schatt's work is the antithesis of glamour photography. He always sought out the "unguarded moment." Schatt was also an actor and his emotionally exposed style led to him being called the "Method" photographer because of the many parallels with the revolution that was then sweeping the acting world. Famed teacher Lee Strasberg recognized this kinship when he named Schatt theOfficial Photographer of the Actor's Studio.

The James Dean pictures are undoubtedly the crowning achievement of Schatt's career. As he recalled many year's later, Schatt was mesmerized from almost the first moment they met: "He was a squinty schlump of a person all bent over. Then Dean suddenly got up and this ugly person became a dream, an Adonis who started to dance around the room. It was a transition I couldn't believe." Dean studied photography with Schatt and they became close friends.
During the course of their yearlong friendship, Schatt and Dean formed a perfect photographer/subject relationship that resulted in many of the most popular images of Dean. "Dean was a method actor," Schatt explained, "being an actor, I was able to recognize that theatrical instinct. I would direct and provoke and the scenes would become inspiration. But the photograph still must be honest and interesting beyond the performance."

(Biographical information courtesy of www.baranyartists.com)

Publisher: Delilah Books
City: New York
Year: 1982
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 143 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on inside cover reads "To my neighbor, / Hirsch / for understanding / most of my problems / Roy."

Volume is bound in original printed illustrated wrappers. Book shows shelfwear, with creasing to rear cover and chipping to spine. Binding is sound. Interior is clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated.

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Lot 2279

$45

Book Details: This large collection of nautical reference books is comprehensive, including volumes on seamanship, navigation, and signaling; boat building, repair, and customization; and sailing manuals. Also included is an encyclopedia of general maritime knowledge, a handbook of nautical terms, and an illustrated dictionary.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 2280

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Der Tor und der Tod" (Insel Verlag, 1906) by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, with original sketch, Horace Traubel's "Collects" (Volume 2, Number 1 of The Glebe, published by Albert and Charles Boni, 1914), signed by his daughter Gertrude Traubel, and a limited edition of "The White Company" (D. Appleton and Company, 1902) by Arthur Conan Doyle, being copy number 318 of 1,000.


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Condition / Notes: As with 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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Lot 2281

$25

Title: African Revolutionary: The Life and Times of Nigeria's Aminu Kano
Author: Alan Feinstein
Publisher: Quadrangle / The New York Times Book Co.
City: New York
Year: 1973
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style:
Width: 0" Height: 0"
Book Details: This is a scarce first edition of this biography of Nigerian revolutionary leader Aminu Kano, signed and inscribed by both the author and Kano. Inscriptions on front flyleaf read "To Shirley & Len / Best of friends / Love & Kisses / Alan / Len & Shirley with all the best (two illegible words) / Aminu K / June 8th 1973."

Volume is bound in green cloth, with black lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Illustrated with b&w photos.

Dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
Condition / Notes:

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Lot 2282

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on medicine and embalming shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Eckels-Genung Method and Practical Embalmer: A Practical and Comprehensive Treatise on Embalming, together with a Complete Description of the Anatomy and Circulation of the Human Body" (H. S. Eckels & Co., Inc., 1906, lacking spine cover) and J. Arthur Myers' "Tuberculosis among Children" (Bailliere, Tindall & Cox, 1930). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with 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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Lot 2283

$55

Title: Moses Mendelsohns kleine philosophische Schriften. Mit einer Skizze seines Lebens und Charakters von D. Jenisch, Prediger an der Marienkirche
Author: Moses Mendelssohn - Moses Mendelssohn was a German Jewish philosopher to whose ideas the Haskalah (the 'Jewish enlightenment' of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries) is indebted. Although himself a practicing orthodox Jew, he has been referred to as the father of Reform Judaism.
Born to a poor Jewish family in Dessau and originally destined for a rabbinical career, Mendelssohn educated himself in German thought and literature and from his writings on philosophy and religion came to be regarded as a leading cultural figure of his time by both Germans and Jews. He also established himself as an important figure in the Berlin textile industry, which was the foundation of his family's wealth.
Moses Mendelssohn's descendants include the composers Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn and the founders of the Mendelssohn & Co. banking house.
Publisher: Friedrich Vieweg, der altere
City: Berlin
Year: 1789
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 250 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather. Book lacks spine and rear covers. Larger rear cover has been substituted. Spine shows vertical crack along its entire length, front board displays rubbing and loss of material at edges. Text block is intact. Foxing is visible throughout, with occasional marginal water staining.

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Lot 2284

$35

Title: The Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, and the Arts. Volume VI
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1820
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 400 pages plus 7 plates
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of volume VI of this periodical.

Antique volume is bound in quarter leather. Book shows external wear, with loss of material of material to spine cover, light soiling to covers and minor loss of material at outside corners. Binding is detaching. Front flyleaf is detached. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with a textual illustration and plates at rear of volume that include fold-outs of Greek temple pediment by C. R. Cockerell, a partially colored fold-out botanical plate, "Mr. Schmalcalder's Improved Patent Theodolite and a fold-out map.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2285

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique law and crime books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Cornelius Comegys' "A Summer Sojourn among the Inns of the Court" (International Textbook Press, 1922), signed by the author, and "The Constable's Guide: Being a Concise Treatise on the Powers and Duties of Constables in the State of New York; To Which Is Added an Appendix, Containing Most of the Practical Forms Necessary To Be Used by Them In Their Several Duties" (William Gould & Son, 1882) by H. S. McCall. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with 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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Lot 2286

$90

Title: Homage to Yaacov Agam
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Leon Amiel Publisher, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1980
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 159 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this Guggenheim exhibition catalogue, signed by the Israeli sculptor and experimental artist Yaacov Agam (b. 1928) on front flyleaf under an original drawing.

Volume is bound in ruby-colored cloth covers, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's annotation in pen appears at top margin of front pastedown. Pages are clean and crisp. Profusely illustrated. A number of clippings and pieces of ephemera are laid in.

Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear, with small tears at head of spine cover.

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Lot 2287

$15

Title: Henry Irving
Author: William Winter - William Winter was an American dramatic critic and author.
Publisher: George J. Coombes
City: New York
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 123 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: "This book is designed to be a Record of Henry Irving's professional career upon the New-York stage and a Study of his Acting. The sketches that compose it and that are now brought together in a condensed and carefully revised form were written by me in the New-York Tribune in the performances of a literary duty, which was also a pleasure." (from author's preface)
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in commissioned three-quarter green leather, with marbled paper-covered boards, raised boards and stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs. Original wrappers are bound in. Book shows light external wear. Volume is bound in marbled endpapers, with top gilt edges. Previous owner's name and date of Dec. 15, 1919 appear on blank preliminary page. Small water markings are visible at top margin of pages. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and vignettes.

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Lot 2288

$150

Details: Most of the antique postcards in this generous collection date from around 1915-1920 and have been kept in an album. A small stack of loose ones is about 3/4" high, so there are more than 150 cards in this lot. Most are chromolithographs, although there are some real photo cards, and one lenticular or 3-D card.

A number of cards from the eastern provinces of Canada (Quebec, PEI, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland) come with provincial stamps. One group of cards shows vintage steamships and ocean liners, including the White Star and Red Star Lines, Cunard, and the Clarke Steamship Co. The 1915 Panama-California Exposition is extensively documented, as is Riverside, CA. Other cards show places in England (Oxford University, the Tower of London, Stratford-on-Avon, Rosslyn Castle, York Minster, etc.), Scotland, Cuba, and Paris; and another group depicts scenes from the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Chicago, with float or sea biplanes. Christmas and Thanksgiving holiday cards fill the back of the album.

Two unusual German-made novelty cards complete the lot. Both are two-sided, with a bottle-shaped cut-out (see photos).

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Condition / Notes: These postcards are generally in very good condition.

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Lot 2289

$120

Title: An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the American United States, and of the European Settlements in America and the West-Indies
Author: W. Winterbotham
Publisher: John Reid, Bookseller and Stationer
City: New York
Year: 1796
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: Yes
Pagination: vi/590 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first volume of a four-volume edition of this work.

Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine. Book shows extensive external wear, with cracking to spine edges, rubbing and soiling to covers, and minor loss of material at corners of boards. Hinges are cracked. Previous owners' names and date of 1802 can be seen in upper half of title page. Pages are foxed throughout, with at times heavy foxing. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of George Washington and a plate entitled "The Falls of St. Anthony in the River Mississippi."

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Lot 2290

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume "Register of Erotic Books" (Jack Brussel, Publisher, 1965), compiled by Alfred Rose, and Robert Sidney Bowen's "Children's Stories Early 1900's" (Uncredited, n.d.), signed by Berince E. Bowen. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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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Lot 2291

$15

Title: Drawings by Alfred Van Loen
Author: Alfred Van Loen - Alfred Van Loen was born in Germany. His family was forced to flee to Holland in 1938. Van Loen arrived in the United States in 1947. He was most recognized for his sculptures, which were primarily constructed of bronze or plaster. His works have been exhibited at the National Academy Design, the Silvermine Artists Guild, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Publisher: Harbor Gallery Press
City: New York
Year: 1969
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce autographed first edition of this collection of drawings by Alfred Van Loen. Artist's inscription on title page reads "To Leanne Welcher / with my best wishes / Alfred Van Loen." Signed handwritten letter, with photograph of artist to upper half, is laid in. Text of letter is as follows: "Dear Leanne / Gulliver is on page 18. I am sure he / will be very happy to know that he is / wanted. The drawing is owned by / (illegible first name) A. ROEDER in (illegible name) N. Y. / Best wishes / Alfred Van Loen." Envelope with artist's name and address is also laid in.

Volume is bound in original illustrated wrappers. Book shows light external wear, with small stain at top margin of front cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Contains 50 plates.

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Lot 2292

$25

Title: Coppa Hamba by Blanche Ashley Ambrose with "The Wimp and the Woodle" by Helen Von Kolnitz Hyer, and "The Doll Who Was Too Sharp" by Muriel Smith.
Author: Blanche Ashley Ambrose, Helen Von Kolnitz Hyer, Muriel Smith
Publisher: Suttonhouse, Ltd.
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1936
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in orange cloth, with stamped black lettering to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with minor loss of material to lower outside corner of front board and light soiling to covers. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Light marginal foxing as well as smudging at edges can be seen on frontispiece, title page, copyright page and a small number of pages of text. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Contains three color plates (including frontispiece) and numerous b&w drawings by Willy Pogany.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2293

$90

Title: History of the Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon
Author: James Moore
Publisher: Jas, B, Rodgers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1866
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 212 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: The Saloon, established in Philadelphia in 1861 in the old cooperage of William M. Cooper & Co., was a volunteer relief agency opened for Union volunteers that provided meals, hospital care, washing, sleeping, and writing facilities to over 400, 000 military personnel, refugees, and freedmen. It was situated near the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad station, the transportation hub between the North and the South.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped lettering to spine and gilt pictorial design depicting building on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with lightly bumped outside corners. Hinges are cracked. Previous owner's inscription can be seen on blank preliminary page. Preliminary and first pages of text (to page 13) are detaching. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece

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Lot 2294

$70

Title: Derriere le miroir: Kandinsky, 1900-1910
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Maeght Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1951
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11.25" Height: 15.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare French-language catalogue of an exhibition of works by Russian painter Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (16 December [O.S. 4 December] 1866 - 13 December 1944), presented at the Galerie Maeght in November 1951.

This is a leaf page folded into four parts, measuring approximately 11" x 15.25" (22" x 30" folded out). Title page and rear page show light wear and light marginal spotting. One fold shows tearing measuring approximately 2'. Contains an excerpt from Kandinsky's text here entitled "Regard sur le passe," originally published in Munich in 1913, containing remembrances of his childhood and youth, and of the colors he favored at the time. Illustrated with 3 color woodcuts and 3 woodcuts in black and white.


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Lot 2295

$15

Title: Seeing the Light: Optics in Nature, Photography, Color, Vision, and Holography
Author: David G. Stork, David S. Falk, Dieter R. Brill
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1986
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/446 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in laminated black paper-bound boards, with yellow and white lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Interior is clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w pictures and drawings.

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Lot 2296

$10

Details: This vintage cast iron toy is a Stanley Dump Wagon from the 1940s. It's 11.5" long and 4" high with original paint and has not been restored. It's marked "Made in U.S.A." on the underside, and the dump mechanism works fine.

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Condition / Notes: This toy is missing its driver, but is otherwise in very good working condition.

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Lot 2297

$70

Title: The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an Account of the Tryals of Several Witches Lately Executed in New-England by Cotton Mather, D.D., to Which Is Added a Farther Account of the Tryals of the New-England Witches by Increase Mather, D. D.
Author: Cotton Mather, Increase Mather
Publisher: John Russell Smith
City: London
Year: 1862
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/291 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in blind-stamped maroon cloth, with bright gilt ruling and lettering to spine. This well-preserved book is firmly bound. Lightly age-toned pages display occasional light pencil markings. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Cotton Mather and facsimiles of title pages.

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Lot 2298

$120

Book Details: This collection of nautical history focuses on American ships, ports, geographical regions, and types of sailing. Topics covered include the maritime heritages of New England, the Chesapeake Bay, New York, and the Great Lakes; as well as the histories of whaling, yachting, and the development of the steam-powered boat.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 2299

$10

Title: Photo Etching for Modellers
Author: Azien Watkin, Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 64 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.

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Lot 2300

$30

Title: Modern American Art: Thirty Photogravures of Paintings and Statuary by American Artists
Author: Charles de Kay, Ripley Hitchcock
Publisher: Nims and Knight Publishers
City: Troy, New York
Year: 1889
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11.5" Height: 14.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to front cover. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and at corners. Covers display light soiling. Hinges are cracked. Book has patterned endpapers and gilt top edge. Previous owner's antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Title page and preliminary pages are heavily foxed, as are margins of a number of the plates. There are 29 of 30 plates (lacking "Mandolinata").

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