R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
524 CRILE’S “A MECHANISTIC VIEW OF WAR AND PEACE” ($45-Up)
“A Merchanistic View of War and Peace.”George W. Crile, New York, The MacMillan Company, 1916. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering and spine. Owner’s pencil note on front endpaper and title. Fine.
525 CUMMINGS “IS 5” ($250-Up)
“Is 5.”E.E. Cummings. NYC, Boni & Liveright, 1926. First edition [unlimited]. 8vo, 1/4 black cloth, orange boards bearing black title, with gold fleck design. No jacket. Well worn and soiled boards. Slightly shaken, otherwise very good.
526 DAVIS’S “THE CONSUL” 1st Ed. ($65-Up)
“The Consul.”Richard Harding Davis, New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1911. First edition. 12mo, cloth-backed boards with blue lettering and US shield design. Illustration frontis. Rubbed edges and chipped spine, otherwise very good, interior fine.
527 DEVERE’S “JIM MARSHALL’S NEW PLANNER” 1st Ed. ($100-Up)
“Jim Marshall’s New Planner and Other Western Stories.” William Devere. Levino and Morningstar, illus. New York, M. Witmark & Sons,, 1897. 1st edition. Small 8vo, buff cloth with black lettering and designs, no jacket. Bookseller’s ink note on front pastedown. Spine well soiled and toned, cover soiled overall, otherwise very good.
528 DIXON’S “THE LEOPARD’S SPOTS” 1st Ed. ($150-Up)
“The Leopard’s Spots.”Thomas Dixon Jr., New York, Doubleday, Page & Co, 1902. 1st ed. 8vo, cranberry cloth, white lettering and design. Owner’s pen note on front endpaper. Some rubbing, otherwise very good/fine.
529 DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA, ca. 1940s ($40-Up)
“Don Quijote de la Mancha.”Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Madrid, Afrodisio Aguado, ca. 1940. 12mo, brown morocco, gilt top edge and spine, banded. Hinge wear and rubbing of boards, light age-toning to endpapers, else fine.
530 THE FAIRY FLUTE ($30-Up)
“The Fairy Flute.”Rose Fyleman. NY, George H. Doran, . First ed.? Small 8vo, red cloth with black fairy illustration and lettering, illustrated endpapers, color frontispiece. Frontispiece detached but present. Otherwise very good.
531 THE FEDERALIST 1848 ($40-Up)
“The Federalist on the New Constitution, Written in 1788...” Hamilton, Madison, and Jay. Hallowell, Glazier, Masters, Smith & Co., 1842. 8vo, full calf. Both boards detached but present. Owner’s pen identification. Age-toned, foxed and lightly soiled, otherwise good/very good.
532 FERBER’S “SARATOGA TRUNK” 1st Ed. ($40-Up)
“Saratoga Trunk.”Edna Ferber. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1941. First edition. 8vo, blue cloth with initials blindstamped on front cover, oval title on spine. No dust jacket. Very good/fine.
533 FITZGERALD’S “TENDER IS THE NIGHT” 1st Ed. ($250-Up)
“Tender is the Night.”F. Scott Fitzgerald. NY, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1934. First Edition. 8vo, dark green cloth. No dust jacket. Rubbed edges with light chipping at spine ends, slightly shaken, including partial separation at free front endpaper, toned, otherwise very good.
534 FLYING SAUCERS MAGAZINE 1958-60  ($100-Up)
Eight issues of the classic bimonthly “Flying Saucers: The Magazine of Space Conquest.”Amherst, WI, Palmer Publications, 1958-60. Includes issues of 10 and 12/1958; 2, 5, 7, and 10/1959; and 6 and 11/1960. A true gold mine from the height of UFO hysteria, with wonderful advertisements, articles, and readers’ letters. The man