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Auction Description for National Book Auctions: Books and Ephemera - Antique, Signatures, Clocks, Art, etc.
Viewing Notes:
In addition to bidding over the Artfact Live platform, absentee and phone bidding is available by contacting National Book Auctions directly either by email at mail@nationalbookauctions.com or calling 1-607-269-0101. Preview open from 10:00am until noon on auction day, or by appointment. Our gallery is located at 1429 Danby Road (Route 96B) in Ithaca, NY, 14850.
Sale Notes:
This catalog features a quantity of rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera and interesting antiques. Featured is the third session of pleasing scholarly books along with estate items from celebrated 19th century historian and traveler, Henry J. Van Lennep. We will also offer a quantity of new and antique nautical titles, focused on seafaring history and ship modeling. Many of the books in this catalog are special and limited editions and signatures by prominent authors are also offered, such as Winston S. Churchill, Lew Wallace, Eve Curie, James Whitcomb Riley and many others including children's book authors and illustrators.

Antique and rare books in this catalog include numerous important titles. Among the early examples are the 1661 printing of "Pub. Ovidii Nasonis Operum," published in two volumes, and the three-volume work, "An Asylum for Fugitive Pieces in Prose and Verse," produced during the years1785 to 1793. Important author signatures include four volumes of Winston S. Churchill's "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples" with the author's original signature in volume four, and an author-signed, limited edition of Lew Wallace's "The Fair God: A Tale of the Conquest of Mexico." Other limited and special editions include desirable publishers such as Easton Press and Folio Society. Additional genres of collectible books include travel & exploration, art history, children's, history, and many others.

Other lots in this catalog include pleasing groups of books, art, ephemera and estate collectibles. Many of the lots offer prized art reference works which accompany a number of pieces of original artwork and important prints. Highlights among the ephemera lots include four volumes of stereoscopic views from the series, "Imperial Stereoscopic Anatomy" and early magazines including both individual issues and bound compilations. Collectible antique items feature snowshoes by makers such as Abercrombie & Fitch, antique mantel clocks, an original brass navy clock, pottery, sleigh bells, antique horse tack and cast iron toys.

Books and Ephemera - Antique, Signatures, Clocks, Art, etc.

by National Book Auctions

Platinum House

359 lots with images

December 9, 2012

Live Auction

1429 Danby Rd

Ithaca, NY, 14850-6071 USA

Phone: 877-266-5070

Fax: 607-256-4400

Email: mail@nationalbookauctions.com

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PUBLICITE 1938 First Edition French Advertising Art Design Fold-Out Plates Brochures Specimens Arts Et Metiers Graphiques Exposition Internationale

Lot 2352: PUBLICITE 1938 First Edition French Advertising Art Design Fold-Out Plates Brochures Specimens Arts Et Metiers Graphiques Exposition Internationale

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Description: Title: Publicite 1938Author: uncredited authorPublisher: Arts et metiers graphiquesCity: ParisYear: 1938Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: Perfect BindingPagination: 119 pagesWidth: 10" Height: 12.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in illustrated card covers. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at ends of spine. Front cover is detaching. Covers display light soiling. Interior is clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated, with tipped-in color plates/brochures and specimens on heavy stock paper.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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17V Antique Decorative HAWTHORNE & STEVENSON SETS Literature Fiction

Lot 2353: 17V Antique Decorative HAWTHORNE & STEVENSON SETS Literature Fiction

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Description: Book Details: Two handsome sets comprise this lot, by authors whose works are still as readable as the volumes themselves are attractive. There are ten volumes by Robert Louis Stevenson, published in 1906 and bound in three-quarter leather with pretty blue marbleized covers. The seven volumes by Nathaniel Hawthorne were published in 1902, also with three-quarter leather binding, and are introduced by Katherine Lee Bates, a professor of Wellesley College who is best remembered today as the author of "America the Beautiful."To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are in excellent condition.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $25.50

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Ludwig Bemelmans MARINA 1962 First Edition Vintage Children's Story Of Family Of Seals A Shark & Porpoises Author's Color Illustrations

Lot 2354: Ludwig Bemelmans MARINA 1962 First Edition Vintage Children's Story Of Family Of Seals A Shark & Porpoises Author's Color Illustrations

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Description: Title: MarinaAuthor: Ludwig Bemelmans - Ludwig Bemelmans was an Austrian author, an internationally known gourmet, and a writer and illustrator of children's books. He is most noted today for his Madeline books, six of which were published from 1939-1961. A seventh was discovered after his death and published posthumously in 1999.Publisher: Harper & Row, PublishersCity: New YorkYear: 1962Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: UnpaginatedWidth: 12.75" Height: 10.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Oblong volume is bound in original gray cloth-backed color-illustrated boards. Book shows light external wear, with minor loss of material at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Contains pictorial endpapers and many color illustrations by Bemelmans, best known for his engaging "Madeline" series.Intact dust jacket with numerous small closed tears and light creasing shows heavily taped verso. Front panel lacks portion of upper right corner. Jacket has been preserved in transparent plastic cover.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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7V Signed Abel Rimbaud Gorey Giacomo Joyce COLLECTIBLE VINTAGE POETRY C. K. Williams Kidd Moral Opuscule Plicka Volf Doma Chermayeff

Lot 2355: 7V Signed Abel Rimbaud Gorey Giacomo Joyce COLLECTIBLE VINTAGE POETRY C. K. Williams Kidd Moral Opuscule Plicka Volf Doma Chermayeff

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage collectible poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Edward Gorey "The Gashlycrumb Tinies or, After the Outing" (Peter Weed Books, 1963, in dust jacket) and "Some Poems of Rimbaud" (Exiles' Press, 1939), signed by translator Lionel Abel. 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.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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Maerz / Rea Paul A DICTIONARY OF COLOR 1930 First Edition Antique Reference Work Named Samples Presented In Color Grids

Lot 2356: Maerz / Rea Paul A DICTIONARY OF COLOR 1930 First Edition Antique Reference Work Named Samples Presented In Color Grids

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Description: Title: A Dictionary of ColorAuthor: A. Maerz, M. Rea PaulPublisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.City: New YorkYear: 1930Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: vii/207 pagesWidth: 9.25" Height: 11.75"Book Details: "The work is primarily intended as a reference for the individual who seeks to relate colors with the names by which they are commonly identified. The following pages contain the most extensive range of colors as yet published, together with a list of practically all recorded names in use up to this time in the English language. Just as the English Dictionary records words and their meanings according to their accepted usage, in the same manner this Dictionary of Color is a record of color words and the particular color sensations they identify, as established by consensus of opinion of existing works."Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild wear, with very minor loss at lower outside corners. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with 56 pairs of plates (the color grid and color names face each other and have the same plate number).For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Mari Sandoz THE CATTLEMEN: FROM THE RIO GRANDE ACROSS THE FAR MARIAS 1958 Signed Limited Edition History Of Cattle Trade Photos

Lot 2357: Mari Sandoz THE CATTLEMEN: FROM THE RIO GRANDE ACROSS THE FAR MARIAS 1958 Signed Limited Edition History Of Cattle Trade Photos

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Description: Title: The Cattlemen: From the Rio Grande across the Far MariasAuthor: Mari Sandoz - Mari Susette Sandoz was a novelist, biographer, lecturer, and teacher. She was one of Nebraska's foremost writers, and wrote extensively about pioneer life and the Plains Indians, and has been occasionally referred to as Mari S. Sandoz, Marie Sandoz, and also Maris Sandoz.Publisher: Hastings House, PublishersCity: New YorkYear: 1958Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xiv/527 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 8.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this work by American novelist Mari Sandoz. Author's signature appears on limitation page. This is copy 124 of 199. This title is part of the American Procession Series edited by Henry G. Alsberg.Volume is bound in quarter beige and green cloth with matching green paper-covered boards and a gilt-stamped title on the spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Book has map endpapers. Pages with green top edge are clean and bright. Illustrated with fold-out color frontispiece and b&w photos.Slipcase displays light shelfwear.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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John Cow REMARKS ON THE MANNER OF FITTING BOATS FOR SHIPS OF WAR AND TRANSPORTS 1843 Author's Inscription British Navy Fold-Out Plates

Lot 2358: John Cow REMARKS ON THE MANNER OF FITTING BOATS FOR SHIPS OF WAR AND TRANSPORTS 1843 Author's Inscription British Navy Fold-Out Plates

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Description: Title: Remarks on the Manner of Fitting Boats for Ships of War and Transports: Addressed to the Officers of the Royal Navy, and Royal ArtilleryAuthor: John CowPublisher: W. Clowes & SonsCity: LondonYear: 1843Printing Information: Other - see descriptionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 102 pages plus 4 platesWidth: 5.25" Height: 8.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce presentation copy of the third edition of this work. Inscription at the top margin of title page reads "Mr. Massey (?) / with the Author's kind / regards."Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with bright gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows light external wear, with darkening to spine. Binding is firm. Blank preliminary pages display foxing, as do versos of fold-out plates. Smudging can be seen at margins of title page. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece plate and 4 well-preserved plates at rear of volume, including two fold-out plates (one of these is detaching).For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Rudolf Rocker HINTER STACHELDRAHT UND GITTER 1925 Author-Signed First Printing German Anarchist Memoir

Lot 2359: Rudolf Rocker HINTER STACHELDRAHT UND GITTER 1925 Author-Signed First Printing German Anarchist Memoir

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Description: Title: Hinter Stacheldraht und Gitter: Erinnerungen aus der englischen KriegsgefangenschaftAuthor: Rudolf Rocker - Johann Rudolf Rocker was an anarcho-syndicalist writer and activist. A self-professed anarchist without adjectives, Rocker believed that anarchist schools of thought represented "only different methods of economy" and that the first objective for anarchists was "to secure the personal and social freedom of men."Publisher: Verlag Der SyndikalistCity: BerlinYear: 1925Printing Information: First PrintingBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 422 pagesWidth: 6.5" Height: 9.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this account of the author's experiences as a prisoner of war during the First World War. Inscription on half title page reads "Dem Genossen Steiner / in herzlicher Freundschaft / Rudolf Rocker / Berlin 25/4/25." This title is volume 3 of the series Memoiren und Biographien weltbekannter sozialistischer PersonlichkeitenAntique volume has been rebacked. Boards are covered with patterned paper. Gilt-lettered label appears on front cover. Rear and front boards show edgewear, with minor loss to outside corners. Hinges are reinforced. Pages are clean and without markings.Text is in German.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Antique PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION Studio Cabinet Cards CDVs Factory Stereoviews

Lot 2360: Antique PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION Studio Cabinet Cards CDVs Factory Stereoviews

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Description: Details: This large collection of antique photographs spans almost a century, and includes several types of images, including cabinet cards, several unique real photo postcards, two stereo cards, and a few cartes de visite. There are about 75 pictures in all, from studios in the northeast, including Springfield, MA, Hartford, CT, New York, Philadelphia, Brattleboro, VT, and Woonsocket, RI. Interestingly, the stereo views show the cotton mills of the Harmony Co. of Cohoes, NY. They were the largest cotton mill complex in the world when opened in 1872, and have recently been turned into luxury apartments.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: Condition is variable in this photographs, ranging from very good or excellent to merely fair. Some are dirty, but most are in good condition.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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