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Lot 2181

$130

Title: Life of Maximilian I., Late Emperor of Mexico, with a Sketch of the Empress Carlota
Author: Frederic Hall
Publisher: James Miller
City: New York
Year: 1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 317 pages plus 5 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening to spine and covers. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and two additional plates, also with tissue guards. Tissues and plates display varying degrees of foxing.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2182

$70

Title: D'Aulnoy's Fairy Tales
Author: Countess D'Aulnoy - Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, Baroness d'Aulnoy , also known as Countess d'Aulnoy, was a French writer known for her fairy tales. When she termed her works contes de fées (fairy tales), she originated the term that is now generally used for the genre.

Her most popular works were her fairy tales and adventure stories as told in "Les Contes des Fees" (Tales of fairies) and "Contes Nouveaux, ou Les Fées à la Mode." Unlike the folk tales of the Grimm Brothers, who were born some 135 years later than d'Aulnoy, she told her stories in a more conversational style, as they might be told in salons. These stories were far from suitable for children and many English adaptations are very dissimilar to the original.
Publisher: David McKay Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/457 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with bright color pastedown to front cover and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Volume has pictorial endpapers and top edge tinted orange. Interior is clean and bright. Contains six color plates and in-text illustrations by Gustaf Tenggren.

Intact dust jacket shows closed tear to upper left corner of front panel and staining to spine.

Jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2183

$20

Details: Most of this large lot of vintage comic strips were cut out of newspapers in the second quarter of the 20th century. There are about 125 individual strips from the 1920s in the "Bringing Up Father" series by George McManus (including at least one which turns on stereotyped, Jim Crow-Black Americana humor); twenty "Flash Gordon" strips by Alex Raymond from the 1940s; and 16 installments of "The Lone Ranger" by Fran Striker from the 1930s and '40s.

The real plums are the three full-color, four-page comic sections of the Philadelphia Inquirer from the summer of 1940. "Superman" comics, credited to its originators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, are the highlights of these pages, but other strips included are "Moon Mullins," by Frank Willard, "The Gumps," "Toots and Casper," by Jimmy Murphy, "The Bungle Family," by H.J. Tuthill, "Flying Jenny," by Russell Keaton, "Skippy," by Percy Crosby, "Little Orphan Annie," by Harold Gray, and "Popeye." Graphic ads for Noxema, Colgate, Postum, Post Toasties, and Klek add period charm.

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Condition / Notes: Although yellowed, these strips are generally in very good condition. One of the colored, four-page section has separated along its fold.

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Lot 2184

$10

Title: Europe: A Book for America
Author: Samuel Roth - Samuel Roth was an American publisher and writer. He was the plaintiff in Roth v. United States (1957), which was a key Supreme Court ruling on freedom of sexual expression. The minority opinion, regarding redeeming social value as a criterion in obscenity prosecutions, became a template for the liberalizing First Amendment decisions of the 1960s.


A poet in his youth, Roth's work was praised by Edwin Arlington Robinson, Louis Untermeyer, Maurice Samuel, and Ezra Pound, among others. After World War I he founded a bookshop, and traveled to London in 1921 to interview European writers, hoping to sell his essays to magazines. Roth's poetry appeared in several respected magazines, such as The Maccabean and The Hebrew Standard, and in anthologies. His sequence of 18 sonnets, "Nustscha" (composed c. 1915-18) is an elegy to his home town in Galicia. His "Sonnets on Sinai," in The Menorah Journal are also notable. The speaker in the poems plans to visit Sinai in order to return the Ten Commandments to God, since so many peoples of the world have relegated them to the walls of their public buildings in order to lie to themselves about their own moral rot.
During this time, he wrote two well-reviewed books on the state of the "two worlds" of Europe and America, and the situation of the Jews on both continents. "Europe: A Book for America" (Boni and Liveright, 1919) is a long prophetic poem predicting the decay of Europe and the promise of America. "Now and Forever" (McBride, 1925) is an imaginary "conversation" between Roth and the great British writer Israel Zangwill on the merits of Diaspora and Zionism for the Jewish people. Zangwill praised Roth for his "poetry and pugnacity."
In the mid-1920s, with money earned by establishing a school for teaching immigrants English, Roth founded four literary magazines, including Beau, a forerunner of Esquire and perhaps the first American "men's magazine." The most important products in his short-lived magazine empire were the quarterly Two Worlds and Two Worlds Monthly. He chose to publish, in at least some cases without permission, some of the sexually explicit contemporary authors, including (in Two Worlds Monthly), segments of James Joyce's "Ulysses." Joyce won an injunction to stop Roth from printing these expurgated installments. Joyce's publisher Sylvia Beach, at the writer's urging, engineered an international protest in 1927 against Roth, although the nature of copyright law at the time made the charge of piracy debatable. The results were Roth, due to the well-organized protest of 167 authors against him, becoming an international literary pariah, and Random House's winning its case to "de-censor" Ulysses in 1934. Roth soon after published pirated editions of "Lady Chatterley's Lover," most probably the first American to do so. After a raid on his Fifth Avenue warehouse by the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice in 1929, Roth spent over a year in prison on Welfare Island, and in Philadelphia, for distributing pornography.
Roth had an unerring sense of literary merit, but since he had no money or status, and because of the international protest, he was ignored by established writers, and outbid by wealthier, better connected Jewish publishers (Alfred A. Knopf, Thomas Seltzer, Bennett Cerf, Horace Liveright). He did not ask permission of some of the best writers he published not only in his underground publications but in his trade imprint, William Faro, Inc. The reputation of "that pirate Roth" spread to all corners of the literary establishment.
Roth's instinct for discovering political corruption was first rate. Due to the nature of his popular audience, he appealed to sensationalism. He understood the energy that made Broadway, Washington, and Hollywood glamour irresistible, but his readership demanded romantic cliches and prurient gossip. So Roth sensationalized his exposes and his advertising copy. He did well with his Faro imprint in the early 1930s. His expurgated version of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" was a big seller, as were reprints of classic erotica (especially Mirbeau's "Diary of a Chambermaid"), from which books explicit sex was excised. Another interesting William Faro novel was "A Scarlet Pansy" (Robert Scully, 1932[2]), an early, sympathetic account of a flamboyant homosexual. In 1931, Roth published an expose of Herbert Hoover ("The Strange Career of Mr. Hoover Under Two Flags") which sold extremely well.
The Wall Street Crash forced Roth into bankruptcy. What followed was the most complex episode in Roth's life, the one that brought him the most rejection, and the one wherein his degraded status as a pirate and pornographer most unhinged him. This was his infamous anti-Semitic tract, "Jews Must Live" (subtitled "The Persecution of the World by Israel on all the Frontiers of Civilization"). It was self-published in 1934. Written under the pressures of bankruptcy, and the advantage taken of that by colleagues in the underground economy of erotica publishing, this example of ethnic honesty is a terrified response to insecurity and a substitute for self-examination. An embarrassment to the family and to the writer himself, "Jews Must Live" is, ironically, evidence of an imperiousness and irascibility that served Roth well in his iconoclastic efforts against the established legal and moral absolutes he challenged. He later renounced the work, and started to write an (unpublished) revision.
Publisher: Boni and Liveright
City: New York
Year: 1919
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/107 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-signed first edition of this early work by Samuel Roth. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Montague / who deserves all / the scorn and / only a little / of the / pity in / their / illegible word."


Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Spine is taped in white. Original spine cover is pasted over this tape. Book shows light external wear. Front hinge is beginning to crack. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2185

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on U. S. history and politics shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Life and Public Services of James G. Blaine" (Bryan, Taylor & Co., 1884) by John Clark Ridpath and "Smull's Legislative Hand Book. Rules and Decisions of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. Legislative Directory." (E. K, Meyers, State Printer, 1887). 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 2186

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on modern design and advertising shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of Bradbury Thompson's "The Art of Graphic Design" (Yale U.P., 1988, in dust jacket) and a first edition of "Contemporary Swedish Design: A Survey in Pictures" (Pellegrini & Cudahy, Publishers, 1951) by Arthur Hald and Sven Erik Skawonius.

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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 2187

$90

Book Details: This large assortment of books covers aspects of naval history beginning with oared fighting ships and continuing into the 20th century with U-boats and American ships and submarines. Other modern battle fleets are considered, including those of Admiral David Farragut.

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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 2188

$110

Title: Collected Poems
Author: Marianne Moore - Marianne Moore was an American Modernist poet and writer noted for her irony and wit.
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1957
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 180 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this collection by American poet Marianne Moore. This work, originally published in 1951, was her most rewarded work, awarded a Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and a Bollingen Prize. Inscription on half title page reads "For Mr. Montague's shop / Marianne Moore."

Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss at ends of spine and edges of boards. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket shows tears at head of spine and top of rear panel. Jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover.



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Lot 2189

$30

Title: Dario Morales: Sculpture, Paintings, Pastels, Drawings
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Aberbach Fine Art
City: New York
Year: 1982
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11.75" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work reviewing the art of Colombian painter and sculptor Dario Morales (1944-1988), with foreword by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Volume is bound in brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs.

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Lot 2190

$90

Title: Biographical Sketches
Author: Harriet Martineau - Harriet Martineau (12 June 1802 - 27 June 1876) was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist.

Martineau wrote 35 books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and, perhaps most controversial, a feminine perspective; she also translated various works from Auguste Comte. She earned enough to be supported entirely by her writing, a challenging feat for a woman in the Victorian era. Martineau has said of her approach: "when one studies a society, one must focus on all its aspects, including key political, religious, and social institutions". She believed a thorough societal analysis was necessary to understand woman's status.

The novelist Margaret Oliphant said "as a born lecturer and politician she (Martineau) was less distinctively affected by her sex than perhaps any other, male or female, of her generation." While she was commonly described as having a masculine intellect, Martineau introduced feminist sociological perspectives in her writing on otherwise overlooked issues such as marriage, children, domestic and religious life, and race relations.
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
City: London
Year: 1869
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/445 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce fist edition of this work singed and inscribed by American religious, civic and political leader John Wanamaker. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads "To Mrs. Margaret Wardevell (illegible name) / souvenir of a happy day / she made for her friends / on September 15, 1908 / from her friend / John Wanamaker."

Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled paper-bound boards and gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with chipping and loss of material to spine. Front board is detaching. Rear board is detached. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 2191

$60

Title: The Works of David Ricardo with a Notice of the Life and Writings of the Author by J. R. McCulloch
Author: David Ricardo - David Ricardo was a British political economist and stock trader. He was often credited with systematizing economics, and was one of the most influential of the classical economists, along with Thomas Malthus, Adam Smith, and John Stuart Mill. He was also a member of Parliament, businessman, financier and speculator, who amassed a considerable personal fortune. Perhaps his most important contribution was the law of comparative advantage, a fundamental argument in favor of free trade among countries and of specialization among individuals. Ricardo argued that there is mutual benefit from trade (or exchange) even if one party (e.g. resource-rich country, highly skilled artisan) is more productive in every possible area than its trading counterpart (e.g. resource-poor country, unskilled laborer), as long as each concentrates on the activities where it has a relative productivity advantage
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1852
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxiii/584 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book show mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Rear hinge is cracked. Pages are clean and without markings.

Volume is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2192

$70

Details: This lot includes the political poster shown in the corresponding image(s). This Spanish-language poster features former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller at its center. He is represented as prison inmate, imprisoned within a stars and stripes pattern, under the heading "Buscado" in white letters against blue background, with the word "Wanted" appearing in smaller letters underneath, against a red background. Caption underneath reads "Mr. N. Rockefeller alias "Kerosene" Culpable de robo, asesinato, estafa, corrupcion, frustacion, y explotacion del pueblo de Latinoamerica." Statement in small print at mid-section reads "Graphics: Juan Manuel Sanchez." Statement in small print at lower left edge reads "Rocky TCP-9," with "1970 Change Press" following it. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved poster shows loss of tip of upper right corner and crease to upper left corner.

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Lot 2193

$110

Title: Motion Picture Studio Directory and Trade Annual 1921
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Motion Picture News Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 422 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This scarce well-preserved reference work contains lists of actors, directors and producing executives, art and technical directors, scenario writers and editors, cinematographers, motion picture organizations, film companies, and a section entitled "Who's at the Helm."


Antique volume is bound in pebbled black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows very light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated with full-page pictures of Hollywood actors, including child actors, as well as with pages containing multiple images of actors, filming equipment and personnel.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2194

$90

Details: Two pieces of antique currency comprise this lot. The $10 bill issued by the Confederate States of America is dated September 2, 1861. One signature looks like "T. Ellett" and the other is not legible. The note is printed in two colors on only one side, and measures 8-1/8" x 3-7/8".

The other item is a note issued by the Second Municipality Branch of the Louisiana State Bank. It is dated Feb. 18, 1857, in the amount of $401.70, and is No. 3181. It is payable to Isaac Bird and addressed to the Cashier of the Union Bank of New York. This bill is also printed in blue on one side, and measures 7-3/8" x 3-/14". This note was printed by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch, & Edson of New Orleans.

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Condition / Notes: Please note that the Confederate $10 bill is dog-eared and torn, although still in one piece. The Louisiana bank note is in very good condition.

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Lot 2195

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on naval architecture and shipbuilding shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Architectura Navalis Mercatoria: A Facsimile of the Classic Eighteenth Century Treatise on Shipbuilding" (Praeger Publishers, 1971, in dust jacket) and volumes 63, 64 and 82 of "Transactions" (North East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders, 1947/1948/1966). 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 2196

$60

Details: Four pieces of antique, foreign paper money are in this lot. Two are hansatsu, Japanese Edo-era currency dating from the mid-19th century. They are 6-5/8" long and 2-5/8" wide.

Also included is a signed one peso note from Argentina dated May 1856. It is printed on only one side, and measures 3-1/2" x 3-1/4".

A German 50 pfennig note completes this lot. Printed in three colors, it dates from 1917. It has been torn in half, but originally measured 3.25" x 2".

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Condition / Notes: The peso is faded and has been folded but is otherwise intact, and the pfennig note has been torn in half. All four items show their age, but are otherwise in relatively good condition.

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Lot 2197

$20

Title: Illustrated Marine Encyclopedia
Author: Henry Paasch
Publisher: Self-published
City: Antwerp
Year: 1890
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 306 pages plus 100 plates and 28 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and along edges of boards and spine. Binding is shaken. Previous owner's name and date of 1898 can be seen on front flyleaf. Stamp appears preliminary blank page. Preliminary pages, including frontispiece and title page display foxing. Frontispiece portrait of author is detached. Light scatted foxing is visible to plates and texts. Illustrated 100 plates illustrating (parts of) vessels, rigging, construction, machinery and equipment.

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Lot 2198

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of new books on the history of sailing shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are G. D. Dunlap's "America's Cup Defenders" (American Heritage Press, 1970, in dust jacket) and Brian Tunstall's "Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: The Evolution of Fighting Tactics, 1650-1815" (Naval Institute Press, 1990, in dust jacket). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Books are as new.

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Lot 2199

$30

Title: Ver Sacrum: Neue Hefte fur Kunst und Literatur
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Georg Eisler, Hilde Spiel, Otto Breicha
Publisher: Jugend und Volk Verlagsgesellschaft
City: Munich
Year: 1970
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 69 pages
Width: 11" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: This illustrated collection of essays and literary texts offers an appreciation by contemporary artists and writers of Ver Sacrum, the official magazine of the Vienna Secession. Published from 1898 to 1903, it featured drawings and designs in the Jugendstil style along with literary contributions from distinguished writers from across Europe. These included Rainer Maria Rilke, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Maurice Maeterlinck, Knut Hamsun, Otto Julius Bierbaum, Richard Dehmel, Ricarda Huch, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, and Arno Holz.

Contributions by, among others, Austrian artist Fritz Hundertwasser, Austrian poet Ernst Jandl, German writer Gunter Kunert, a play by Arthur Schnitzler and an English-language poem by British poet and translator Christopher Middleton.



Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original printed black wrappers. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated with tipped-in/fold-out color plates and b&w textual drawings.

Texts are mostly in German, with a small number in English.

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Lot 2200

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed first printing of Robert Coover's "Gerald's Party: A Novel" (Linden Press, 1986, in dust jacket) and an author-signed first printing of Herman Wouk's "The Hope: A Novel" (Little, Brown and Company, 1993, in dust jacket).

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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 2201

$110

Title: The 20-Gun Ship Blandford
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.


Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.

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Lot 2202

$40

Book Details: The decorative antique children's literature in this lot ranges from Victorian picture books to hefty adult classics repackaged for kids. Titles include "Where the Rainbow Ends," by Clifford Mills; James Fenimore Cooper's "The Pathfinder" and "The Last of the Mohicans;" "Toby Tyler," by James Otis; and a biography of Daniel Boone.

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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 2203

$90

Title: Electric Waves: Being Researches on the Propagation of Electric Action with Finite Velocity through Space
Author: Heinrich Hertz - Heinrich Rudolf Hertz was a German physicist who clarified and expanded James Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light, which was first demonstrated by David Edward Hughes using non-rigorous trial and error procedures. Hertz is distinguished from Maxwell and Hughes because he was the first to conclusively prove the existence of electromagnetic waves by engineering instruments to transmit and receive radio pulses using experimental procedures that ruled out all other known wireless phenomena. The scientific unit of frequency - cycles per second - was named the "hertz" in his honor.
Translor: D. E. Jones
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited
City: London
Year: 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/278 pages plus index
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows external wear, with chipping and cracking to upper portion of front spine edge. Call number appears in white on lower portion of spine. Front board is detaching at front hinge. Rear hinge is cracked. Antique pictorial library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Previous owner's name is visible at top edge of front flyleaf and half title page. Library stamp perforation appears on title page, with library markings on two following pages. Traces of removal of card pocket can be seen on rear pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Contains textual illustrations.

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Lot 2204

$40

Details: Two pairs of antique wooden snowshoes comprise this lot. The first pair is a traditional bear paw shape, 21" x 10.5" manufactured by Lund. Only one of the shoes comes with its original leather binding.

The second pair of snowshoes is in the long, curved-toe Alaskan shape. They are 56" long and 10.5" wide, and were made by Snocraft of Norway, ME.

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Condition / Notes: The wooden frames on both pairs of snowshoes are in very good condition. The rawhide webbing on the bear paws is also in very good condition, but the webbing on the Alaskan pair is broken in a couple places (see photos).

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Lot 2205

$45

Details: This great collection of large bridle buttons or rosettes has been mounted on a large leather belt. The belt is 2" wide, which gives a sense of how large the individual buttons are. There are 15 different ornaments on this belt. Among the motifs are the initials K and B, a star in a shield and a star in a circle, a blue faceted jewel, an embossed heart in a circle, two different pictorial horses, a brass & blue enamel circle, a pot metal barrel, and an early plastic (celluloid?) two-color button with belt, bridle, and horseshoe.

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Condition / Notes: This collection is in good condition.

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Lot 2206

$70

Title: Kernels of Energy, Bones of Earth: The Rock in Chinese Art
Author: John Hay
Publisher: China House Gallery, China Institute in America
City: New York
Year: 1985
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original printed/illustrated wrappers. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Numerous b&w illustrations.

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Lot 2207

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on frontier, Texas and Native American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Schwartz Family of El Paso: The Story of a Pioneer Jewish Family in the Southwest" (The University of Texas at El Paso, 1980), signed by author on title page, and a first edition of "The Alamo" (E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1948, dust jacket) by John Myers Myers.

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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 2208

$70

Title: Letters of Charles Eliot Norton with Biographical Comment by His Daughter Sara Norton and M. A. DeWolfe Howe
Author: Charles Eliot Norton - Charles Eliot Norton was a leading American author, social critic, and professor of art. He was a militant idealist, a progressive social reformer, and a liberal activist whom many of his contemporaries considered the most cultivated man in the United States.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1913
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this correspondence by Charles Eliot Norton, with author-signed handwritten letter tipped in at front of first volume. Text of letters is as follows:

"Cambridge, (illegible month) 4, 1896 / Messrs. H. A. Houghton & Co. / Riverside Press /

Gentlemen,
I beg you to accept my best thanks for the copy of the Atlantic portrait of Mr. Bryant which you have been so good as to send me.
It is a very striking likeness, and a very clever and effective piece of work. It cannot fail to be welcome to Mr. Bryant's admirers.

Very truly yours,
C. E. Norton


Antique set is bound in quarter black cloth and dark green paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering to spines. Books show fading to, and loss of, gilt lettering and rubbing to boards. Minor loss can also be seen at outside corners. Bindings are sound. Partially uncut pages are clean and without markings. Contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author and numerous plates.

Books are preserved in transparent plastic covers. Slips of paper with handwritten titles are pasted to spine of one of these covers.

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Lot 2209

$15

Title: Simple Chemical Experiments
Author: Alfred Morgan - Alfred Powell 'Skipper' Morgan , of Upper Montclair, New Jersey, was an electrical engineer, an inventor with patents on radio and mechanical devices and an author of technical and children's books. He had four sons, which is why the books were originally written for boys. The 1970s editions were for boys and girls.
Publisher: D. Appleton-Century Company
City: New York
Year: 1943
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: v/269 pages plus 1 page of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Contains numerous textual illustrations.

Dust jacket shows light shelfwear, with small tears along top edge.

Jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2210

$50

Details: The '70s are back! At least in this lot, which consists of a collection of vintage movie posters, a Sister Corita anti-war poster, some unused greeting cards, and a group of anti-war and politically left-wing buttons.

There are nine movie posters. Titles are "Modern Problems," "Cat People," "Ragtime," "The Four Musketeers," "Foolin' Around," "Airport '77," "The Dogs of War," and "Cannery Row." These are all large rectangular posters, around 27" x 40". All of them have been folded and preserved in plastic sleeves.

The anti-Vietnam War poster by Sister Corita measures 20" x 26". It was originally folded upon manufacture, but has been rolled.

There are 18 buttons in this collection. Two are from the anti-war Student Mobilization Committee (SMC). Buttons supporting Jimmy Carter, Angela Davis, and Bella Abzug are included; as is one supporting the people of East Bengal (now Bangladesh). Two buttons in this lot are earlier than the 1970s, and both have union-made marks on them. One was made in Rochester, NY by Bastian Bros. Co., and the other was made in Newark, NJ by the Whitehead & Hoag Co.

Lastly, there are nine, unused, identical greeting cards with matching envelopes with the trademark of "Happy Time Cards." Perhaps this was a short-lived division of Hallmark, as they were located in Kansas City.

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Condition / Notes: All of the items in this lot are in very good condition.

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