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R W French. War Echoes. 1916. First Edition;

Lot 173: R W French. War Echoes. 1916. First Edition;

by East Bristol Auctions

July 25, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Hanham, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Description: R W French. War Echoes. 1916. First Edition; Battle of Britain August - October 1940 -An Air Ministry Account; Front line 1940 - 1941 The Official Story of the Civil Defence of Britain

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DEAN MORRISSEY - THE PROMISE OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY - FATHER CHRISTMAS DURING THE CIVIL WAR

Lot 1392W: DEAN MORRISSEY - THE PROMISE OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY - FATHER CHRISTMAS DURING THE CIVIL WAR

by Artistic Holdings Company

July 26, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $320 - $400

Description: Dean Morrissey - The Promise Of Peace And Tranquility - Father Christmas During The Civil War - Hand Signed - Canvas - Edition Image Size: 12"w X 16"h. Limited Edition Of: 250?.add A Little Patriotic Spirit To Your Christmas Celebration This Year With Dean Morrissey?s "the Promise Of Peace And Tranquility." After All, The Holidays Are The Time When We Focus On All We Share And The Blessings We Have In Common In This Great Country. During The Civil War, Artist Thomas Nast Created A Yuletide First: A Gift Bearing Father Christmas Visiting Front-line Troops, Handing Gifts Out To Soldiers And Children. Nearly All The Elements He Included In That 1862 Drawing Of Santa Continue To This Day: His Sleigh Pulled By Reindeer, A Long White Beard, A Furry Hat, Collar And Belt. Truly, The Iconic American Santa. Thomas Nast's 1862 Vision Of A Star-spangled Father Christmas Embodied The Spirit Of A Unified And Prosperous Nation In The Face Of The Divisive Civil War. What Dean Morrissey Has So Remarkably Brought To Full-color Life Is Just How Striking That Star-spangled Was And How Timely The Thought Of A Unified Country Can Be. What Could Be Better In The Coming Christmas Season Than Knowing Santa?s Pulling For The Red, White And Blue, Too? This Is The First In A Series Of Paintings Morrissey Will Be Doing On The History Of Father Christmas And Certainly A Definitive Holiday Statement If There Ever Was One. Dean Morrissey's Magical Work Shows That The Spirit Of Christmas And Country Never Go Out Of Style. Order Your Canvas Or Paper Fine Art Edition Today And Enjoy The "the Promise Of Peace And Tranquility¯father Christmas During The Civil War" For Years To Come.

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A CHANGING ERA BY G. HARVEY

Lot 1878S: A CHANGING ERA BY G. HARVEY

by Artistic Holdings Company

July 26, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $3,750

Description: A Changing Era By G. Harvey - Edition Size: 250 - Giclee On Canvas - Signed & Numbered Dimensions: 30 X 40 Release Date: 10-2010 ???.g.harvey And His Images Have Influenced A Worldwide Enthusiasm And Demand For Contemporary American Art For A Generation. Few Artists Have Intrigued And Captivated Art Collectors As Widely As The Celebrated Painter, G. Harvey. During His Storied Career, G. Harvey Has Painted Turn-of-the-century America As No Other Artist. His Scenes Are Warm, Thoughtful Portraits Of Our Country?s Bustling Cities In A More Genteel Era And Outstanding Western Sagas Of Working Cowhands At Home In Rugged Landscapes. Gerald Harvey Jones, Known To His Patrons And Peers As G. Harvey, Grew Up In The Rugged Hills In Central Texas Where Herds Of Longhorn Cattle Were Driven Along The Dusty Trails. This Background Has Been The Inspiration For The Artist?s Commitment To Portraying The Spirit Of America. Through His Art, Our Country?s History Lives. Harvey Restores All Those Memories, Sights, Sounds, And Emotions. With His Ability To Capture The Drama, Light, And Feeling Of A Moment, The Artist Brings The Heart Of His Painting To The Viewer. G. Harvey Is Not Only An Extraordinary Painter, But An Accomplished Sculptor. His Original Works And Bronze Sculptures Are In The Collections Of Major Corporations, Prestigious Museums, American Presidents, Governors, Foreign Leaders, And Captains Of Industry. The Artist Has Been The Recipient Of Innumerable Awards And The Subject Of Four Books. Harvey Has Been Honored With One-man Shows At The Smithsonian Institution And The National Archives In Washington, D. C. The Artist?s Original Paintings Are Represented In Major Galleries. His Annual, One-man Shows Are Consistent Sell-outs Where Harvey Collectors Come From All Around The Country To View And Compete To Own An Outstanding Work By The Artist. G. Harvey Lives In The Beautiful Texas Hill Country With His Wife, Pat, Where They Enjoy Living Near Their Children And Grandchildren. A Studio Adjacent To His Home Is A Sanctuary For Creating The Paintings That His Legions Of Devoted Collectors Eagerly Anticipate With Each New Work. G. Harvey?s Work Reminds Us That The World Has Changed Very Much And Very Little; Country Lanes And City Streets Are Still Romantic. It Is, After All, From Living In The Present That The Artist Draws Inspiration For The Past.

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Lot of 2: American Flyer Pre-war Stations.

Lot 35: Lot of 2: American Flyer Pre-war Stations.

by Morphy Auctions

July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Denver, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: Lithographed. First American Flyer station has red roof, "Join the Navy" bright lithography, and is very clean and attractive. The nice early station has a few scratches on the roof. Second station has the dark maroon roof is complete, all original, has some scratches and paint chips, and very nice lithography. Condition (Very Good - Excellent).

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Assortment of American Flyer Pre-war Accessories.

Lot 48: Assortment of American Flyer Pre-war Accessories.

by Morphy Auctions

July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Denver, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $150

Description: It includes a small water tank which is missing the collar that goes around bulb on the top. It is also missing the spout and weight, and there are some scratches. Second water tower is complete, all original, and has some scratches. The American Flyer manually operated crossing gate has scratches and paint chips throughout; American Flyer semaphore is missing part of the top casting, and has scratches and paint chips throughout; American Flyer whistling billboard pre-war is complete, all original, and is missing the control button. It has some scratches and paint chips; American Flyer manual crossing gate and switch tower with bell have some scratches and paint chips mostly on the base American Flyer No.214 switcher tower with ringing bell; American Flyer No.2218 block signal has some paint chips along the base and some scratches; switch tower with bell has some scratches, paint chips throughout, and some dents on the roof. Condition (Fair - Very Good).

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Assort. of Marx, American Flyer, European Signals

Lot 115: Assort. of Marx, American Flyer, European Signals

by Morphy Auctions

July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Denver, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $75

Description: One Bing station clock scratched and worn paint. One brass set of signs for station platform. American Flyer manually operated banjo signal has some paint chips, missing parts. One modern China Keywest lighthouse. American Flyer three light telephone poles scratched and worn paint. One ring base telephone pole scratched and worn paint. One American Flyer telephone pole scratches throughout. One manually operated double semaphore much paint loss. One Ives street lamp repainted some time ago. American Flyer manually operated crossing gate scratches and paint chips throughout. Two Boucher straight track. One Marx three light block signal. One American Flyer green manually operated crossing gate not working properly. Two European look out for RR crossing signs both scratched and worn paint. Two American Flyer RR crossing signs both have scratches and paint chips. Condition (Fair - Very Good).

Condition Report: (Fair - Very Good).

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WAR OF 1812 ERA ARTILLERY SWORD, 36

Lot 60: WAR OF 1812 ERA ARTILLERY SWORD, 36" LONG, BRASS

by Marion Antique Auctions

July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Marion, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: HILT, ETCHED AND GILDED PANELS ON BLADE WITH CANNON AND FOLIATE DESIGN, METAL SCABBARD HAS ENGRAVED AMERICAN EAGLE, GOOD CONDITION

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2 PIECE CIVIL WAR LOT TO INCLUDE A CALVARY SABRE,

Lot 87: 2 PIECE CIVIL WAR LOT TO INCLUDE A CALVARY SABRE,

by Marion Antique Auctions

July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Marion, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $700 - $900

Description: AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE, ALSO STAMPED U. S. ADK 1862; BRASS BRAID WRAP HANDLE #11711 WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARD; 42" OVERALL LENGTH TOGETHER WITH BRASS FRAMED CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPH OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSICIAN IN UNIFORM; OVERALL HEIGHT 6 3/4"

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AUGUSTUS MERRILL (AMERICAN, 19TH CENTURY) MOUNT VERNON Graphite on paper: 6 x 8 in.

Lot 391: AUGUSTUS MERRILL (AMERICAN, 19TH CENTURY) MOUNT VERNON Graphite on paper: 6 x 8 in.

by Potomack Company

July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Alexandria, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: AUGUSTUS MERRILL (AMERICAN, 19TH CENTURY) MOUNT VERNON Graphite on paper: 6 x 8 in. Framed; lower center inscribed Mount Vernon; Verso: signed Augustus Merrill; this drawing is likely by Captain Augustus Merrill who fought with the 1st Maine Veteran Infantry in the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. He won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in Petersburg, Virginia in 1865 for "with 6 men, captured 69 Confederate prisoners and recaptured several soldiers who had fallen into the enemy's hands."

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WILLIAM BUSH COX (AMERICAN, act. 1865-1878) PORTRAIT OF HELENE HASSEL Oil on canvas: 26 x 20 1/2 in.

Lot 398: WILLIAM BUSH COX (AMERICAN, act. 1865-1878) PORTRAIT OF HELENE HASSEL Oil on canvas: 26 x 20 1/2 in.

by Potomack Company

July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Alexandria, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: WILLIAM BUSH COX (AMERICAN, act. 1865-1878) PORTRAIT OF HELENE HASSEL Oil on canvas: 26 x 20 1/2 in. Framed; lower right signed W.B. Cox; A civil war artist probably the same artist that painted the portrait of Robert E. Lee at the Virigina Historical Society. Provenance: From the Estate of Helen Ebel Probst

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Rare Civil War Letter and Envelope, written on Aug. 17, 1864, by C. W. Shipp to his Father in Springdale, Miss., from Atlanta, conce...

Lot 663: Rare Civil War Letter and Envelope, written on Aug. 17, 1864, by C. W. Shipp to his Father in Springdale, Miss., from Atlanta, conce...

by Crescent City Auction Gallery

July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM CST

New Orleans, LA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: Rare Civil War Letter and Envelope, written on Aug. 17, 1864, by C. W. Shipp to his Father in Springdale, Miss., from Atlanta, concerning news and General Sherman, written on cartridge wrapping paper due to a scarcity of paper, the envelope also from the same paper, turned inside out and re-used to answer the original letter. (2 Pcs.)

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Lot 679: "New Year's Contraband Ball at Vicksburg, Miss., During the Siege," c. 1863, hand colored print from "The Soldier in Our Civil War,"..

by Crescent City Auction Gallery

July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM CST

New Orleans, LA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: "New Year's Contraband Ball at Vicksburg, Miss., During the Siege," c. 1863, hand colored print from "The Soldier in Our Civil War," framed, H.- 10 1/4 in., W.- 15 1/8 in.

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American School (19th Century)

Lot 16: American School (19th Century)

by Capo Auction

July 26, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

Long Island City, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: Civil War Soldier. Gouache on paper. Sight size 14 x 11 1/2 inches. Matted and framed.

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Civil War Drummer

Lot 433: Civil War Drummer

by Copley Fine Art Auctions

July 26, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

Plymouth, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: inscribed "1/24" on base edition of 24 This is believed to be the first time that this civil war drummer bronze has ever been offered at auction.

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Louis Icart-Limited Edition Giclee-Lillies

Lot 5197: Louis Icart-Limited Edition Giclee-Lillies

by ArtVipCharity.com

July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Santa Fe, NM, USA

Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,800

Description: Lillies - Louis Icart. Limited Edition Giclee lithograph on heavy watercolor paper. Signed in the plate. 500 in the edition. Includes certificate of authenticity. Approx. 16x22. 20% of proceeds go to charity. Louis Icart was born in Toulouse, France. He began drawing at an early age. He was particularly interested in fashion, and became famous for his sketches almost immediately. He worked for major design studios at a time when fashion was undergoing a radical change-from the fussiness of the late nineteenth century to the simple, clingy lines of the early twentieth century. He was first son of Jean and Elisabeth Icart and was officially named Louis Justin Laurent Icart. The use of his initials L.I. would be sufficient in this household.Icart fought in World War I. Icart relied on art to stem his anguish, sketching on every available surface. Icart was a successful banker to please the family. It was not until his move to Paris in 1907 that Icart would concentrate on painting, drawing and the production of countless beautiful etchings, which have served (more than the other mediums) to indelibly preserve his name in twentieth century art history. When he returned from the front he made prints from those drawings. The prints, most of which were aquatints and drypoints, showed great skill. Because they were much in demand, Icart frequently made two editions (one European, the other American) to satisfy his public. These prints are considered rare today, and when they are in mint condition they fetch high prices at auction.By the late 1920s Icart, working for both publications and major fashion and design studios, had become very successful, both artistically and financially. His etchings reached their height of brilliance in this era of Art Deco, and Icart had become the symbol of the epoch. Icart has created for us a picture of Paris and New York life in the 1920s and 1930s.

Condition Report: excellent Louis Icart was born in Toulouse, France. He began drawing at an early age. He was particularly interested in fashion, and became famous for his sketches almost immediately. He worked for major design studios at a time when fashion was undergoing a radical change-from the fussiness of the late nineteenth century to the simple, clingy lines of the early twentieth century. He was first son of Jean and Elisabeth Icart and was officially named Louis Justin Laurent Icart. The use of his initials L.I. would be sufficient in this household.Icart fought in World War I. Icart relied on art to stem his anguish, sketching on every available surface. Icart was a successful banker to please the family. It was not until his move to Paris in 1907 that Icart would concentrate on painting, drawing and the production of countless beautiful etchings, which have served (more than the other mediums) to indelibly preserve his name in twentieth century art history. When he returned from the front he made prints from those drawings. The prints, most of which were aquatints and drypoints, showed great skill. Because they were much in demand, Icart frequently made two editions (one European, the other American) to satisfy his public. These prints are considered rare today, and when they are in mint condition they fetch high prices at auction.By the late 1920s Icart, working for both publications and major fashion and design studios, had become very successful, both artistically and financially. His etchings reached their height of brilliance in this era of Art Deco, and Icart had become the symbol of the epoch. Yet, although Icart has created for us a picture of Paris and New York life in the 1920s and 1930s.

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^Rare Civil War Ruby Ambrotype Photo Portrait Of Soldier

Lot 1102238: ^Rare Civil War Ruby Ambrotype Photo Portrait Of Soldier

by Government Auction

July 27, 2014, 6:30 AM PST

Tehachapi, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,230 - $2,460

Description: Gov. File: T-08048 ^Rare Civil War Ruby Ambrotype Photo Portrait Of Soldier Asset Type: Portrait Shipping: $29.95

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^Ambrotype Civil War Infantry Officer

Lot 1102281: ^Ambrotype Civil War Infantry Officer

by Government Auction

July 27, 2014, 6:30 AM PST

Tehachapi, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,125 - $2,250

Description: Gov. File: T-08069 ^Ambrotype Civil War Infantry Officer Asset Type: Portrait Shipping: $29.95

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European Suit of Armor

Lot 1201: European Suit of Armor

by Kaminski Auctions

July 27, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Beverly, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: European suit of armor, hand wrought steel, approximately 53"h x 16"w. Provenance: the Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA.

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Civil War Era Capital and Field Surgical Sets

Lot 910: Civil War Era Capital and Field Surgical Sets

by New Orleans Auction Galleries

July 27, 2014, 10:00 AM CST

New Orleans, LA, USA

Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Description: Civil War Era Capital and Field Surgical Sets Belonging to Doctor Theophilus Turner, third quarter 19th century, each produced in Philadelphia, the brass-bound mahogany case including the capital set, which appears to be complete, the instruments stamped "Snowden", for Snowden and Brother of Philadelphia (1832-1872), h. 2-1/2", w. 17", d. 9-1/2", the field set marked by D. W. Kolbe of Philadelphia (1851-1878), with a pen and ink "T. H. Turner" label in the Fraktur style, w. 5-1/2", l. 10-1/4", and Turner's signed copy of "The Principles of Comparative Physiology", h. 9", w. 6-1/4". Turner started his military career as an "assistant surgeon by contract" at Fort Delaware, a federal prison. In August 1864, he left to join the Army of West Virginia at Harrisonburg under General Crook. In 1866, he was assigned to Fort Lawrence, Kansas, where he was an amateur paleontologist, in addition to his military medical career. He made a major dinosaur discovery nicknamed "Dr. Turner's Dragon" or "Thof's Dragon". He sent it home to the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts and Sciences where it remains on display as an important discovery.

Condition Report: Fascinating lot in generally good condition. POST SET: Brass-bound mahogany box with five-part brass-hinged lid having an unmarked name plate. The top is veneered with plum-pudding mahogany. Brass hinges and trim exhibit the expected oxidation. The box top with typical wear, mars and three small losses at the rear edge consistent with age and use. Lock mechanism in place (key lacking). Interior lined with red velvet having a small tear at the tip of the largest knife. All implements fit perfectly into the slots. The two largest knives, the scalpel and forceps stamped "Snowden". The matching unmarked implements appear to be from the same manufacturer. All tips and edges good. There is scattered minor oxidation to the implements, primarily to the large saw. A small lidded and inset box contains a variety of needles, a piece of chamois, linen tape and linen and silk threads. A recessed compartment contains a brass and webbing tourniquet along with several kinds of wax. FIELD PACKET: The gold-tooled leather roll with typical but fairly minor wear to the exterior. The metal hasp is off at one end (but present). The cover flap has an old, secured tear near the position of the loose hasp. The interior flapped compartments lined with claret velvet and old rose silk ( silk now worn). The kit includes assorted metal implements, seven trimmed with tortoiseshell, and a threaded ivory handle. The metal implements exhibit general oxidation consistent with exposure to the elements in the field. BOOK: Exhibits general losses to the cover and spine.

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12V COMPLETE WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN c1905 Antique American History 16th President Civil War Plates Decorative Binding Biographical Edition

Lot 6004: 12V COMPLETE WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN c1905 Antique American History 16th President Civil War Plates Decorative Binding Biographical Edition

by National Book Auctions

July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $250

Description: Title: Complete Works of Abraham LincolnAuthor: Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis - the American Civil War - preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was mostly self-educated. He became a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives, but failed in two attempts at a seat in the United States Senate.After opposing the expansion of slavery in the United States in his campaign debates and speeches, Lincoln secured the Republican nomination and was elected president in 1860. Following declarations of secession by southern slave states, war began on April 12, 1861, and he concentrated on both the military and political dimensions of the war effort, seeking to reunify the nation. He vigorously exercised unprecedented war powers, including the arrest and detention without trial of thousands of suspected secessionists. He prevented British recognition of the Confederacy by skillfully handling the Trent affair late in 1861. He issued his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoted the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery.Lincoln closely supervised the war effort, especially the selection of top generals, including commanding general Ulysses S. Grant. He brought leaders of various factions of his party into his cabinet and pressured them to cooperate. Under his leadership, the Union set up a naval blockade that shut down the South's normal trade, took control of the border slave states at the start of the war, gained control communications with gunboats on the southern river systems, and tried repeatedly to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond. Each time a general failed, Lincoln substituted another until finally Grant succeeded in 1865. An exceptionally astute politician deeply involved with power issues in each state, he reached out to War Democrats and managed his own re-election in the 1864 presidential election.Editor: John G. Nicolay - John George Nicolay was a German-born American biographer, secretary of US President Abraham Lincoln and member of the German branch of the Nicolay family.In 1838, he immigrated to the United States with his father and attended school in Cincinnati. He later moved to Illinois, where he edited the Pike County Free Press at Pittsfield, and became a political power in the state. Then he became assistant to the secretary of state of Illinois. While in this position, he met Abraham Lincoln and became his devoted adherent.In 1861, Lincoln appointed Nicolay as his private secretary, which was the first official act of his new administration. Nicolay served in this capacity until Lincoln's death in 1865. Shortly before his assassination, Lincoln appointed Nicolay to a diplomatic post in France. After the death of the President, Nicolay became United States Consul at Paris, France (1865-69). For some time after his return to the United States, he edited the Chicago Republican. He was Marshal of the United States Supreme Court (1872-87). In 1881, Nicolay wrote The Outbreak of the Rebellion.Nicolay and John Hay, who had worked alongside Nicolay as assistant secretary to Lincoln, collaborated on the official biography of the 16th President. It appeared in The Century Magazine serially from 1886 to 1890 and was then issued (1890-94) in book form as ten volumes, together with the two-volume "Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln." The resulting biography is a definitive resource on Lincoln and his times. Nicolay and Hay also edited Lincoln's Works in twelve volumes (1905). Finally, "Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln" was published by Helen Nicolay in 1912.Nicolay was a founding member of the Literary Society of Washington in 1874, according to a book about the society written by his daughter, Helen Nicolay. Both Nicolay and Hay were members of long standing in the society. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia), John Hay - John Milton Hay was an American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist, and private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln. Hay's highest office was serving as United States Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.Publisher: Francis D. Tandy CompanyCity: New YorkYear: circa 1905Binding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 12 Complete: YesWidth: 6" Height: 8.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce complete set of the biographical edition of this work, "being the second printed from the plates of the celebrated Gettysburg edition." Title page states this to be a new and enlarged edition, "with a general introduction by Richard Watson Gilder, and Special Articles by Other Eminent Persons."Antique set is bound in green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show occasional light soiling. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and bright. Each volume is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the 16th president. Work contains additional plates, including several fold-out plates.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: $18.50

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10 Pc. Original Antique CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR EPHEMERA Greenville Columbia SC Railroad Stock Certificate Camden South Carolina Journal Newspaper CSA $5 Bill Currency Money Numismatics Imprints Secret Spy Service

Lot 6023: 10 Pc. Original Antique CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR EPHEMERA Greenville Columbia SC Railroad Stock Certificate Camden South Carolina Journal Newspaper CSA $5 Bill Currency Money Numismatics Imprints Secret Spy Service

by National Book Auctions

July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: Three of the items in this collection of original antique Confederate Civil War ephemera are from South Carolina in 1864. Included are two issues of a daily newspaper, "The Camden Journal," from March 25th and August 10th; and a stock certificate issued by the Greenville & Columbia Railroad Company on February 24th to D. Wyatt Aiken for 58 shares. The March newspaper has four pages, and includes a proclamation from Jefferson Davis, as well as other war news, highlighting Yankee losses and dissension. The hand-written name, "Capt. John McRea," appears on the upper right-hand corner. Only two pages remain of the August 10th issue. One article reprints a story about a woman who served alongside her husband in the Union Army of the Cumberland after their children were massacred by cavalry.Also included are six official Confederate imprints, dated 1863-1865. Three are general orders from the Adjutant and Inspector General's Office in Richmond, one is from the Chief of Ordnance, and two are from the CSA House of Representatives. One of these is marked "Secret," and is a copy of a bill "To provide for the establishment of a Bureau for Special and Secret Service."The lot is completed by a Confederate $5 bill, issued in Richmond on February 17th, 1864, with a handwritten serial number, 76321.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: The newspapers are in readable condition, with typical creases, discolorations from aging, and frayed or torn edges. The four-page issue also has tears along the hinge. Please note the notched corner, small edge tears, and fading of the Confederate currency. The official imprints are in generally good condition with normal signs of aging.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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140 Pc. Antique Ephemera THE YOUTH'S COMPANION Magazine Periodical 1910s World War I Era Military Advertising Popular Literature Illustration

Lot 6027: 140 Pc. Antique Ephemera THE YOUTH'S COMPANION Magazine Periodical 1910s World War I Era Military Advertising Popular Literature Illustration

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: This antique ephemera lot consists of about 140 copies of "The Youth's Companion," all dating from the 1910s. Pre-war, World War I, and post-war concerns are featured in this periodical, along with period advertising, fiction, and illustration. Most issues are in black and white with one color, although full-color issues are highlighted in the images.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These periodicals are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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: $38.50

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3V REPORTS & RESOLUTIONS OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 1860/1861/1863 Antique Civil War Military History Confederacy Tables Official Documents

Lot 6046: 3V REPORTS & RESOLUTIONS OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 1860/1861/1863 Antique Civil War Military History Confederacy Tables Official Documents

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $200 - $350

Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Civil War-era government reports shown in the corresponding image(s). These three volumes contain the "Reports and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina for the years 1860 (November and December), 1861 and 1863, published by Charles P. Pelham, state printer, in Columbia, South Carolina. between 1860 and 1863. These compilations contain a wealth of information on political developments and events leading to the war in the state which was the first to secede (December 20, 1860) and where actual hostilities commenced (Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861). Included in the first group of documents are reports and resolutions adopted at the extra session of 1860, such as the naming of November 21st as day of "Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer" and that of the Committee of Ways and Means forwarding a bill to raise $500,000 "for the purpose of meeting any exigency which may arise from the secession of South Carolina from the United States." Subsequent collections present reports such as those of Governor F. W. Pickens on the progress of the war, the expenditures of the Bank of South Carolina, treasurer's report, reports by the Quatermaster General (with detailed lists on property, "subsistence stores," inventory of ordnance, etc.). and reports of special committees, such as that charged with the selection of a suitable burial place "for the gallant dead who have fallen in battle." These documents often contain tables with information concerning the war effort.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: The first collection of these documents (for the year 1860) is string bound in original printed wrappers. Compilations for 1861 and 1863 are bound in brown leatherette with stamped gilt lettering to spine. String-bound compilation has detached and detaching portions at rear of volume, whose pages display occasional foxing. Hardcover bindings exhibit external light soiling and soiling to initial title pages. Partially uncut pages of these reports are (heavily) foxed and may have soiling/faint staining at edges. All pages are entirely legible.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: $12.50

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8V THE WRITINGS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1905-1906 Antique US History 16th American President Civil War Portraits Decorative Leather

Lot 6056: 8V THE WRITINGS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1905-1906 Antique US History 16th American President Civil War Portraits Decorative Leather

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Title: The Writings of Abraham LincolnAuthor: Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis - the American Civil War - preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was mostly self-educated. He became a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives, but failed in two attempts at a seat in the United States Senate.After opposing the expansion of slavery in the United States in his campaign debates and speeches, Lincoln secured the Republican nomination and was elected president in 1860. Following declarations of secession by southern slave states, war began on April 12, 1861, and he concentrated on both the military and political dimensions of the war effort, seeking to reunify the nation. He vigorously exercised unprecedented war powers, including the arrest and detention without trial of thousands of suspected secessionists. He prevented British recognition of the Confederacy by skillfully handling the Trent affair late in 1861. He issued his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoted the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery.Lincoln closely supervised the war effort, especially the selection of top generals, including commanding general Ulysses S. Grant. He brought leaders of various factions of his party into his cabinet and pressured them to cooperate. Under his leadership, the Union set up a naval blockade that shut down the South's normal trade, took control of the border slave states at the start of the war, gained control communications with gunboats on the southern river systems, and tried repeatedly to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond. Each time a general failed, Lincoln substituted another until finally Grant succeeded in 1865. An exceptionally astute politician deeply involved with power issues in each state, he reached out to War Democrats and managed his own re-election in the 1864 presidential election.Editor: Arthur Brooks LapsleyPublisher: G. P. Putnam's SonsCity: New YorkYear: 1905-1906Binding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 8 Complete: YesWidth: 6.25" Height: 9.25"Book Details: Contents:v. 1. 1832-1843. --v. 2. 1843-1858. --v. 3. The Lincoln-Douglas debates, I. --v. 4. The Lincoln-Douglas debates, II. --v. 5. 1858-1862. --v. 6. 1862-1863. --v. 7. 1863-1865. --v. 8. The life of Lincoln.Condition / Notes: This is a scarce complete set containing the Constitutional Edition of Lincoln's works. This edition has an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt, together with "The Essay on LIncoln," by Carl Schurz, "The Address on Lincoln," by Joseph H. Choate, " and "The Life of Lincoln" by Noah Brooks.Volumes are bound in three-quarter leather with marbled sides, raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and ruling to spines. Books show external wear, with narrow cracking to front spine edge of first and last volumes, as well as chipping at heads of a number of spines. Volumes have gilt top edges and marbled endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits.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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10V Recent & Vintage CIVIL WAR HISTORY Pennsylvania Bucktails Regiments U.S. & CSA Army Regulations New York Minnesota Volunteers James S. Wadsworth Richard Taylor Thomas Hamlin Hubbard Hugh Judson Kilpatrick

Lot 6063: 10V Recent & Vintage CIVIL WAR HISTORY Pennsylvania Bucktails Regiments U.S. & CSA Army Regulations New York Minnesota Volunteers James S. Wadsworth Richard Taylor Thomas Hamlin Hubbard Hugh Judson Kilpatrick

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Book Details: This lot consists of vintage and recent books on the Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These books are generally in very good to excellent condition with dust jackets, some of which have mylar covers.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: $16.50

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11 Pc. Antique Original Civil War 1861 UNION ENVELOPES Unused Postal Covers United States Federals Philately American Eagle Confederate Rebel Caricatures Cartoons Robert Anderson Jeff Davis Winfield Scott

Lot 6070: 11 Pc. Antique Original Civil War 1861 UNION ENVELOPES Unused Postal Covers United States Federals Philately American Eagle Confederate Rebel Caricatures Cartoons Robert Anderson Jeff Davis Winfield Scott

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: This lot consists of eleven original, antique postal envelopes from the American Civil War, printed with cartoons and motifs supporting the Union. With slight variations in size, these envelopes are about 5.5" x 3.25", most printed on off-white paper, in black, blue, or red and blue ink. One striking envelope is printed in four colors, with an American eagle subduing eleven rattlesnakes (one for each state of the Confederacy), flanked by portraits of southerners Andrew Jackson and John Calhoun. Designs on the remaining ten envelopes feature several different satiric cartoons, depicting Gen. G.T. Beauregard (architect of many Confederate victories) as a monkey; portraying southerners as cowards, disparaging the southern economy, etc. One envelope is marked with the name of the printer, "New-York Union Envelope Depot, 144 Broadway."Many of these envelopes probably date from around 1861, as they feature figures prominent early in the Civil War, such as Gen. Winfield Scott, Col. Robert Anderson, and Gen. Beauregard.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These 150+ year-old envelopes are in generally good condition, with the typical discolorations of age. Note that the envelope with the Beauregard caricature has a small tear at the right side. Also, please note that all envelopes have previously been attached to an album, and bear remnants of scotch tape (see photos).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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4V Vintage FORTUNE MAGAZINE World War II Era 1942-45 Economy Production Business Steel Scrap Metal Railroads Radar Merchant Marine

Lot 6096: 4V Vintage FORTUNE MAGAZINE World War II Era 1942-45 Economy Production Business Steel Scrap Metal Railroads Radar Merchant Marine

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: This lot consists of four issues of "Fortune" magazine from the World War II years. Included are October and November 1942, November 1944, and October 1945. Covers are by Ralston Crawford and Francis Criss.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: This issues are in generally good, intact 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: $19.50

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Robert Littell THE OCTOBER CIRCLE 1976 First Printing Novel Spy Thriller Cold War Eastern European Communism Scarce Dust Jacket

Lot 6117: Robert Littell THE OCTOBER CIRCLE 1976 First Printing Novel Spy Thriller Cold War Eastern European Communism Scarce Dust Jacket

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Title: The October CircleAuthor: Robert Littell - Robert Littell is an American novelist and journalist who resides in France. He specializes in spy novels that often concern the CIA and the Soviet Union.Littell was born in Brooklyn, New York, and is a 1956 graduate of Alfred University in western New York. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy and served at times as his ship's navigator, antisubmarine warfare officer, communications officer, and deck watch officer.Later Littell became a journalist and worked many years for Newsweek during the Cold War (its foreign correspondent from 1965 to 1970).Littell is an amateur mountain climber and is the father of award-winning novelist Jonathan Littell.Publisher: Houghton Mifflin CompanyCity: BostonYear: 1976Printing Information: First PrintingBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 193 pagesWidth: 6.25" Height: 8.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black cloth with stamped silver lettering to spine. Pictorial design and title appear blindstamped at top of front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Intact dust jacket, displaying price of $7.95 on front flap, also exhibits 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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Vintage PHILATELY, NUMISMATICS, & EXONUMIA Foreign & Domestic Postage Stamps Confederate Union Civil War References  Currency Coins Bills Bonds Certificates Norman Rockwell Boy Scouts Conduct Tokens Sterling Silver

Lot 6123: Vintage PHILATELY, NUMISMATICS, & EXONUMIA Foreign & Domestic Postage Stamps Confederate Union Civil War References Currency Coins Bills Bonds Certificates Norman Rockwell Boy Scouts Conduct Tokens Sterling Silver

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: This vintage ephemera lot consists of philately, numismatics, and exonumia (or stamps, coins, tokens, and medallions) and related reference materials. Included is a box of loose foreign stamps, representing many different countries, with postmarks from the 1930s and 1940s; three folders of pennies from the 1940s (about one-third full), and the complete 1972 Franklin Mint collection of "Norman Rockwell's Spirit of Scouting" medallions, with slipcase, frame, and booklet. These medallions illustrate the Boy Scout code of conduct, and are made of proof-quality sterling silver. Two other coin folders are in the lot: "American Indian Head Coins," with a 1899 penny and a 2000 Sacajawea; and the folder and five coins from "A Coin History of the U.S. Presidents." The lot also include many guidebooks and booklets about numismatics, mostly volumes on Civil War coins and bill, Confederate and southern state currencies, Civil War store card tokens, Confederate bonds and certificates, patriotic tokens, etc. The lot is completed by an album of American stamps from 1847-1949, which is almost full.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These items are in generally 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: $21.50

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2V G. F. R. Henderson STONEWALL JACKSON AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1898 First Edition Antique Military History Confederate General Fold-Out Maps

Lot 6125: 2V G. F. R. Henderson STONEWALL JACKSON AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1898 First Edition Antique Military History Confederate General Fold-Out Maps

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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: Title: Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil WarAuthor: George Francis Robert Henderson - George Francis Robert Henderson, CB was a British soldier and military author.After a few months service in India, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and returned to England, and in 1882 he went on active service to Egypt, fighting in the battles of Kassassin and Tel el-Kebir. During this time, he received numerous citations for bravery in combat, being promoted to captain in 1886. In 1885 he was seconded to the Ordnance Store Department. In 1889 appeared (anonymously) his first work, "The Campaign of Fredericksburg." In the same year he became Instructor in Tactics, Military Law and Administration at Sandhurst. From this post he proceeded as Professor of Military Art and History to the Staff College (1892-1899), and there exercised a profound influence on the younger generation of officers. His study on Spicheren had been begun some years before, and in 1898 appeared, as the result of eight years work, his masterpiece: "Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.City: New YorkYear: 1898Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 6.25" Height: 9.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books display moderate external wear, with sunning to spines, light soiling to covers, and two nicks to bottom of rear cover of first volume and at fore edge of second volume. Small stains are visible in lower right corner of front cover of first volume. Bindings are firm. Fore and bottom edges display foxing. Volume has black end papers. Pages exhibit occasional light foxing. Work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Jackson in first volume and numerous fold-out maps. Books are preserved in transparent plastic covers and well-preserved, custom-made, red cloth slipcase. 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: $10.50

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John Saccaro WATERFRONT SAN FRANCISCO 1939 Signed & Dated Lithograph Framed WPA-Era Modernist Print American Art

Lot 6127: John Saccaro WATERFRONT SAN FRANCISCO 1939 Signed & Dated Lithograph Framed WPA-Era Modernist Print American Art

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $200 - $350

Description: Title: Waterfront - San FranciscoArtist: John SaccaroMedium: LithographFeatures: Signed In PlatePrint Year: 1939Width: 17.25" Height: 13.5"Art Notes: This work offers modernist image of the San Francisco waterfront with Cubist influence visible in depiction of buildings and boats in harbor.Condition: This lithograph, is signed and dated on the stone, is printed by the artist in colors on cream wove paper, trimmed to the image, as issued (?). This is a very good impression of this uncommon WPA-era modernist print, matted, under glass, and in gilt frame. Reverse side displays taping at edges and metal hanging wire.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: $23.50

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C. Stedman THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN PROGRESS AND TERMINATION OF THE AMERICAN WAR 1794 First Irish Edition Antique War Of Independence

Lot 6175: C. Stedman THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN PROGRESS AND TERMINATION OF THE AMERICAN WAR 1794 First Irish Edition Antique War Of Independence

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Title: The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American WarAuthor: Charles StedmanPublisher: Printed for Messrs. P. Wogan, P. Byrne, J. Moore, and W. JonesCity: DublinYear: 1794Printing Information: Other - see descriptionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 502 pages plus 26 unnumbered pages of indexWidth: 5.75" Height: 8.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first Irish edition of this work. Two volumes are bound together. Title page states author "served under Sir W. Howe, Sir H. Clinton, and the Marquis Cornwallis."Antique volume has been rebound in new black leather with attached gilt-lettered brown leather spine label. Book shows no external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled edges and new endpapers. Annotations in ink appear on blank pages at front and rear of volume. Previous owner's signature can be seen at top margin of title page and introductory text. Page listing titles and memberships of one J. (?) Watts de Leyster is pasted on verso of title page. Lightly age-toned pages exhibit occasional marginalia and underlining in pencil and red ink.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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140 Pc. Antique Ephemera THE YOUTH'S COMPANION Magazine Periodical 1910s World War I Era Military Advertising Popular Literature Illustration

Lot 6176: 140 Pc. Antique Ephemera THE YOUTH'S COMPANION Magazine Periodical 1910s World War I Era Military Advertising Popular Literature Illustration

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: This antique ephemera lot consists of about 140 copies of "The Youth's Companion," all dating from the 1910s. Pre-war, World War I, and post-war concerns are featured in this periodical, along with period advertising, fiction, and illustration. Most issues are in black and white with one color, although full-color issues are highlighted in the images.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These periodicals are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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: $38.50

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Louis Shepheard Moat FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED FAMOUS LEADERS & BATTLE SCENES OF THE CIVIL WAR 1869 Antique US History Folio Illustrations

Lot 6196: Louis Shepheard Moat FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED FAMOUS LEADERS & BATTLE SCENES OF THE CIVIL WAR 1869 Antique US History Folio Illustrations

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Title: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War: The Most Important Events of the Conflict between the States Graphically Pictured. Stirring Battle Scenes and Grand Naval Engagements, Drawn by Special Artists on the Spot, Portraits of Principal Participants, Military and Civil: Famous Forts: Pathetic Episodes, Etc. Etc. The Whole Forming an Authentic Pictorial History of the War, by Such Well-Known Artists as Becker, Crane, Beard, Schell, Lumley, Forbes, Wevill, Davis, Simons, Osoborn, Wilcox, Weaver, Bosse, Newton, Rawson, Russell, Sartorius, Chamberlain, and Other. A Concise History of the Civil War, Being Official Data Secured from the War RecordsAuthor: uncredited authorEditor: Louis Shepheard MoatPublisher: Mrs. Frank Leslie, PublisherCity: New YorkYear: 1869Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 544 pagesWidth: 13" Height: 17.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with faded spine, lightly soiled covers and minor loss of material at top/bottom of spine, edges and outside corners. Small circular stain appears in lower half of front cover. Binding is cracked at front and rear of volume. Book has marbled edges and endpapers with decorative floral patterns. Previous owner's name and date of June 23, 1892 appear in pencil on blank preliminary page.Taping can be seen at top and bottom of title page gutter. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated throughout with full- and double-page plates, as well as a large number of textual illustrations.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: $12.50

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Vintage & Antique CIVIL WAR HISTORY Confederate Soldier Arms Richmond Jefferson Davis United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazines Minutes Chester SC Chapter U.S. Grant Memoirs Leather-Bound Collector's Encyclopedia Reference

Lot 6212: Vintage & Antique CIVIL WAR HISTORY Confederate Soldier Arms Richmond Jefferson Davis United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazines Minutes Chester SC Chapter U.S. Grant Memoirs Leather-Bound Collector's Encyclopedia Reference

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Book Details: This extra-large shelf lot consists of vintage and antique books on the Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). Particular emphasis in this lot is on Confederate history. Titles include "The Confederate Soldier," "Confederate Arms" and "Mr. Davis' Richmond," in addition to books that address both sides of the conflict. Also included is a large collection of magazines and convention minutes of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, from the 1930s through the 1950s. With this group is a handwritten notebook kept by the Treasurer of the John Bratton Chapter of the UDC in Chester, South Carolina, from the inception of the organization in 1898 until 1908.The lot also includes a handsome leather-bound edition of "The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant."To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: Condition of these books can vary. Older items are more likely to have advanced flaws, including loss to binding or text block. Please note that the spine on Volume II of Grant's memoirs is partially detached.. 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: $79.50

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3V Douglas Southall Freeman LEE'S LIEUTENANTS A STUDY IN COMMAND 1944/1949 Antique Civil War Military History Plates Maps Jackets

Lot 6224: 3V Douglas Southall Freeman LEE'S LIEUTENANTS A STUDY IN COMMAND 1944/1949 Antique Civil War Military History Plates Maps Jackets

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Title: Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in CommandAuthor: Douglas Southall Freeman - Douglas Southall Freeman was an American historian, biographer, newspaper editor, and author. He is best known for his multi-volume biographies of Robert E. Lee and George Washington, for which he was awarded two Pulitzer PrizesPublisher: Charles Scribner's SonsCity: New YorkYear: 1944Binding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 3 Complete: YesWidth: 6.75" Height: 9.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and without markings. Books are illustrated with plates and full- and double-page maps. Well-preserved fold-out map is attached at rear of third volume.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: $10.50

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140 Pc. Antique Ephemera THE YOUTH'S COMPANION Magazine Periodical 1910s World War I Era Military Advertising Popular Literature Illustration

Lot 6229: 140 Pc. Antique Ephemera THE YOUTH'S COMPANION Magazine Periodical 1910s World War I Era Military Advertising Popular Literature Illustration

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: This antique ephemera lot consists of about 140 copies of "The Youth's Companion," all dating from the 1910s. Pre-war, World War I, and post-war concerns are featured in this periodical, along with period advertising, fiction, and illustration. Most issues are in black and white with one color, although full-color issues are highlighted in the images.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These periodicals are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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: $38.50

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12V Antique Original 1864 HARPER'S MAGAZINE Civil War Literature Social Commentary Illustrations Travel Exploration Charles Dickens Our Mutual Friend

Lot 6264: 12V Antique Original 1864 HARPER'S MAGAZINE Civil War Literature Social Commentary Illustrations Travel Exploration Charles Dickens Our Mutual Friend

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: This antique ephemera lot consists of all twelve issues of "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" published in 1864. News of the Civil War is reported, as well as articles of general interest, with illustrations.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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: $14.50

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Henry Lee Scott MILITARY DICTIONARY 1864 Antique Civil War Reference Service Regulations Administration Raising & Keeping Of Troops Weapons Textual Illustrations

Lot 6279: Henry Lee Scott MILITARY DICTIONARY 1864 Antique Civil War Reference Service Regulations Administration Raising & Keeping Of Troops Weapons Textual Illustrations

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Title: Military Dictionary: Comprising Technical Definitions; Information on Raising and Keeping Troops; Actual Service, Including Makeshifts and Improved Materiel; And Law, Government, Regulation, and Administration Relating to Land ForcesAuthor: Henry Lee Scott - "Henry Lee, soldier, born in New Bern, North Carolina, 3 October, 1814; died in New York city, 6 January, 1886, was graduated at the United States military academy in 1833, and entered the 4th infantry as 2d lieutenant. After three years' service in the Gulf states he took part in the war against the Seminoles, and in 1837-'8 was engaged in removing Cherokees to the west, after which, until 1840, he served with his regiment as adjutant. In 1842 he was appointed aide-de-camp to General Winfield Scott, whose daughter, Cornelia, he had married, and accompanied him to Mexico in the capacity o£ chief of staff. He attained the rank of captain on 16 February, 1847, and for his gallantry in the siege of Vera Cruz, the battles of Cerro Gordo and Churubusco, and the capture of the city of Mexico, received the brevets of major and lieutenant-colonel. After the war he was acting judge-advocate of the eastern division in 1848-'50, and senior aide-de-camp to General Scott from 1850 till 1861. He had been made lieutenant-colonel on the staff on 7 March, 1855, was promoted colonel on 14 May, 1861, and was inspector-general in command of the forces in New York city until 30 October, 1861, when he was retired. Colonel Scott took no part in the civil war, but was accused of disloyalty to the National cause in having communicated important military information to the enemy before Washington while on a visit to his father-in-law, General Scott. He tendered his resignation on 31 October, 1862, but it was not accepted until four years later. He was the author of "A Military Dictionary"" (New York, 1861). (Information courtesy of Rootsweb at wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com)Publisher: D. Van NostrandCity: New YorkYear: 1864Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 674 pages plus 14 pages of publisher's advertisementsWidth: 6.5" Height: 9.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows significant loss to spine cover, with soiling to front and rear covers. Minor loss of material is visible at corners of boards. Volume has marbled edges and endpapers. Binding is sound. Antique bookplate on front pastedown reads "Company Library / 50th N. Y. V. Engineers / No. (blank)." Pages are clean and without markings. Work contains numerous textual illustrations.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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9 Pc. Antique Original Civil War CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA ENVELOPES Unused Postal Covers Rebel CSA Philately Jefferson Davis Stars & Bars Death Before Dishonor Don't Tread On Us

Lot 6320: 9 Pc. Antique Original Civil War CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA ENVELOPES Unused Postal Covers Rebel CSA Philately Jefferson Davis Stars & Bars Death Before Dishonor Don't Tread On Us

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: This lot consists of nine original, antique postal envelopes printed with emblems of the Confederate States of America from the American Civil War. With slight variations in size, these envelopes are about 5.5" x 3.5", most printed on off-white paper, in black or red and blue ink. There are nine different designs on these covers, featuring the Confederate flag with eleven stars, Jefferson Davis, cannons, and the mottoes, "Death Before Dishonor," "Don't Tread on Us."Two envelopes may date to February 1861, when Texas became the seventh state to secede from the Union. One shows the CSA flag with only seven stars, and the other depicts the flag of South Carolina, the first state to secede, with the motto, "We Are Seven." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These 150+ year-old envelopes are in generally good condition, with the typical discolorations of age. Note that the envelope with the flag and small portrait of Jefferson Davis has a small tear at the bottom. Also, please note that all envelopes have previously been attached to an album, and bear remnants of those green pages on their backs (see photo).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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7V Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers Abbott Grant Private Miles O'Reilly ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR Christian Soldier Richard Yates Dixie Ford Rhodes History

Lot 6335: 7V Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers Abbott Grant Private Miles O'Reilly ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR Christian Soldier Richard Yates Dixie Ford Rhodes History

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the U.S. Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains James Ford Rhodes' "History of the Civil War, 1861-1865" (Macmillan , 1917, with fold-out maps), "Service with the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers" (E. R. Alderman & Sons, 1890), "The Life and Adventures, Songs, Services and Speeches of Private Miles O'Reilly (47th Regiment, New York Volunteers)" (Carleton, Publisher, 1864), "The Life of U. S. Grant" (B. Russell, Publisher, 1868) by John S. C. Abbott, "Message of His Excellency RIchard Yates, Governor of Illinois to the General Assembly, January 2, 1865" (Baker & Phillips, Printers, 1865, in wrappers), "The Christian Soldier: A Sermon Delivered in the Arch Street Presbyterian Church, Sunday Morning, May 12th, 1861" (Lindsay & Blakiston, 1861, in wrapper,with detached front cover) by Charles Wadswordth, and a pamphlet entitled "Dixie" with date 1905 on front cover. Wrappers of this last volume have detached.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.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: $10.50

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7V Oglethorpe Light Infantry Glaze Palmetto Armory  VINTAGE & ANTIQUE MILITARY HISTORY Lewis Grant Bannerman Catalog Battlefront Artists Civil War

Lot 6345: 7V Oglethorpe Light Infantry Glaze Palmetto Armory VINTAGE & ANTIQUE MILITARY HISTORY Lewis Grant Bannerman Catalog Battlefront Artists Civil War

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on military history shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains a second edition of "William Glaze and the Palmetto Armory" (South Carolina State Museum, 1994, in wrappers) signed by author Jack Allen Meyer, "The Oglethorpe Light Infanty: A Military History" (The Civil War Centennial Commission of Savannah and Chatham County, 1961, in wrappers) signed by author Lindsey P. Henderson, Jr., Bannerman's Military Catalog No. 25 (1940), "Captain Sam Grant" by Lloyd Lewis (Little Brown and Company, 1950) and a two-volume set on U.S. Grant by Bruce Catton. Also present in this group is a large-format oblong volume entitled "Significant War Scenes by Battlefront Artists, 1941-1945" (Chrysler Corporation, 1951, with soiled covers), with full-page color illustrations throughout.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.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: $16.50

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34 Pc. Antique Antebellum HANDWRITTEN RECEIPTS Major John Walker Pre-Civil War Genealogy History

Lot 6379: 34 Pc. Antique Antebellum HANDWRITTEN RECEIPTS Major John Walker Pre-Civil War Genealogy History

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: This antique ephemera lot consists of 34 handwritten receipts, all naming Major John Walker, which date from before the Civil War. Many other individuals are named in this collection.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These items are in generally good, well-preserved 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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P. V. Ferree THE HEROES OF THE WAR FOR THE UNION & THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS 1864 First Edition Antique Civil War Military History

Lot 6384: P. V. Ferree THE HEROES OF THE WAR FOR THE UNION & THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS 1864 First Edition Antique Civil War Military History

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Title: The Heroes of the War for the Union and Their Achievements: A Complete History of the Great Rebellion, Consisting of Biographical Sketches of Officers and Statesmen; Pictures of Great Battles, Sieges, Desperate Charges, and Skirmishes; Personal Encounters and Daring; Thrilling Incidents; With All Else of Interest Connected with the National Struggle for ExistenceAuthor: P. V. FerreePublisher: R. W. Carroll & Co., PublishersCity: CincinnatiYear: 1864Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 512 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisementsWidth: 5.5" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss visible at top/bottom of spine, along edges and at outside corners of boards. Covers are lightly soiled. Binding is sound. Publisher's advertisements appear as pastedowns. Extensive pencil markings can be seen on preliminary pages and blank pages at front and rear of volume. Small loss occurs on front flyleaf. Pages are (heavily) foxed. Work is illustrated frontispiece portrait of U.S. Grant.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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Vintage & Antique ESTATE COLLECTIBLES Celluloid Eyeglasses Victorian Bracelet Mesh Purse Biscuit Tin Civil War Forks Rhinestone Buckles Chrysler

Lot 6400: Vintage & Antique ESTATE COLLECTIBLES Celluloid Eyeglasses Victorian Bracelet Mesh Purse Biscuit Tin Civil War Forks Rhinestone Buckles Chrysler

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: Obscure treasures, familiar items, and at least one mysterious object populate this group of vintage and antique estate collectibles. Included is a handsome British chromolithographed biscuit tin, cologne and lotion bottles, souvenir ashtrays from Paris hotels, emblems from Chrysler automobiles, carded buttons, a celluloid photo pinback, a souvenir penknife from Punta Gorda, Florida; antique eyeglasses with celluloid frames, two pre-Civil War forks, a brass spoon in the shape of a scorpion, rhinestone belt buckles, a toy tin litho friction car, a brass pocket pillbox, a brass mesh purse, a Victorian key-to-my-heart bracelet, and sundry other small items. Also included is an unidentified, thick wooden frame or shadow box with brass fittings in the back. It is stamped with an 1885 patent date and "Greenpoint Optical Co., Brooklyn NY."To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items 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: $12.50

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6 Pc. Antique LARGE-FORMAT ENGRAVINGS Shakespeare Comedies François-Joseph Bélanger Paris Theatre Triumphal Column English Civil War

Lot 6412: 6 Pc. Antique LARGE-FORMAT ENGRAVINGS Shakespeare Comedies François-Joseph Bélanger Paris Theatre Triumphal Column English Civil War

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: Four of the six, large-format, antique engravings in this lot illustrate Shakespeare's comedies. Depicted are scenes from "As You Like It," "Love's Labours Lose," "Two Gentlemen of Verona," and "Twelfth Night." These measure 27." x 22".Also include is an engraving of a watercolor by François-Joseph Bélanger (1744-1818) captioned, "Grand théâtre des arts ou temple d'Apollon : avec une colonne triomphâle au milieu de la place principale, erigée au commerce, aux sciences, aux arts & aux vertus républicaines." The lot is completed by a large engraving, perhaps depicting a scene from the English Civil War.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: Condition of these engravings is variable, ranging from generally good to fair. Please note notches and tears to the English Civil War scene; vertical wrinkles on the French scene, and significant tears to "Two Gentlemen of Verona" and "Twelfth Night."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: $14.50

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10 Pc. Collectible ANTIQUE LITHOGRAPHS 19th C. George Cruikshank Boxing Day Frank Leslie's Cartoon Civil War German Stone Lithos Danae Schiller Goethe

Lot 6417: 10 Pc. Collectible ANTIQUE LITHOGRAPHS 19th C. George Cruikshank Boxing Day Frank Leslie's Cartoon Civil War German Stone Lithos Danae Schiller Goethe

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: The American Civil War is one theme in this collection of antique 19th century lithographs, with pages from "Harper's Weekly" and "Frank Leslie's Budget Fun." Decorative pastoral scenes include two delicate-looking German stone lithos. Also included is an amusing cartoon by George Cruikshank, and "Tobie Enterrant un Israelite" by F. Geisster. Portraits of Geother and Schiller complete the lot.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These lithographs are in generally good condition, with some variations. Note torn edges and repairs, and discolorations on Goethe and Schiller portraits. 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: $12.50

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7V Antique & Vintage MILITARY HISTORY Civil War Memoir World War I USMA Egyptian Expeditionary Force William H. Baumer, Jr. Harold R. Peat W.T. Massey James W. Gerard Po Valley Campaign Lucian Truscott WWII Red Reeder

Lot 6434: 7V Antique & Vintage MILITARY HISTORY Civil War Memoir World War I USMA Egyptian Expeditionary Force William H. Baumer, Jr. Harold R. Peat W.T. Massey James W. Gerard Po Valley Campaign Lucian Truscott WWII Red Reeder

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Book Details: This lot consists of vintage and antique books on military history shown in the corresponding images. Four of these books are signed. Titles include "The Story of the Civil War," "West Point, Moulder of Men," "My Four Years in Germany," "19 Days from the Apennines to the Alps," "The Desert Campaigns," "Memoir of William F. Bartlett," and "The Inexcusable Life." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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: $9.50

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Antique & Vintage NEWSPAPERS Civil War New-York Tribune The Liberator Abolitionism Anti-Slavery Philadelphia Times 1880s Johnstown Flood Chester County PA Local News Pittsburgh Little Rock AR Montana

Lot 6441: Antique & Vintage NEWSPAPERS Civil War New-York Tribune The Liberator Abolitionism Anti-Slavery Philadelphia Times 1880s Johnstown Flood Chester County PA Local News Pittsburgh Little Rock AR Montana

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: Most of the antique newspapers in this ephemera lot come from Philadelphia and Chester County area, with some notable exceptions. Highlights of the lot are two issues of "The Liberator," the influential abolitionist newspaper founded and edited by William Lloyd Garrison. These issues date from November and December of 1865. Also of particular interest are two Civil War-era newspapers: the "New-York Tribune" of April 25, 1863, with a front story and diagram on the siege of Vicksburg; and the Pittsburgh "Daily Evening Gazette" of September 3, 1864, reporting the capture of Atlanta and other war news.Several antique newspapers are dated 1858, but most date from the 1870s to the 1910s. One paper includes a dramatic front-page spread on the Johnstown flood.Additional items about two dozen issues of the "Chester County Day," dating from 1950-1985, and loose pages from "Lyman's Historical Chart." One issue of the "Montana Stockman & Farmer" from 1904 is also included.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: Condition of these newspapers is highly variable, ranging from generally good to fair to poor. The newspapers from the 1850s and 1860s are in generally better condition than the more recent newspapers, due to their higher rag content. 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: $21.50

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Vintage & Antique ASSORTED ESTATE EPHEMERA Victorian Trade Cards 1939 Hitler Propaganda Adlai Stevenson Chromolithographs Civil War Lithograph Polar Exploration WWII Laws Regulations Great Depression Kitchen Recipes

Lot 6472: Vintage & Antique ASSORTED ESTATE EPHEMERA Victorian Trade Cards 1939 Hitler Propaganda Adlai Stevenson Chromolithographs Civil War Lithograph Polar Exploration WWII Laws Regulations Great Depression Kitchen Recipes

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July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Details: This antique and vintage ephemera lot contains a wide range of interesting materials. Included are a Civil War lithograph and illustrations of Victorian polar expeditions from "Harper's" magazine; a 1939 book celebrating Hitler's power in central Europe and a 1952 book of the speeches of Adlai Stevenson; a collection of Victorian trade cards, pictures of actresses, and other paper goods; color charts and chromolithographs; and the following books and booklets:"Amyntas, a Sylvan Fable;" by Tasso"Military Law, a Catechism," 1941"Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 and Amendments of 1942""A Modern Kitchen Guide," Sears, Roebuck & Co., 1934and several more.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These items are in generally good condition. Please note the marginal tears in the Civil War lithograph.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: $14.50

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