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2-in-1: Selections from the Lobell Library and New Arrivals

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The books in the first part of this catalog represent a selection from the collection of Kate Stettner Lobell and Carl D. Lobell of New York City. They are perhaps best known as collectors of important American art, as well as donors of some of that art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (where Carl is a Benefactor), the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Museum of American Folk Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. However, in their spare time, Kate and Carl have managed to compile a collection of excellent literary first editions.

What distinguishes the collection is that they bought solely to their own taste. The books they have collected conform to no one else’s list of what was or is excellent or important, but fully reflect their own interests and enthusiasms. While many of the titles are well-known and sought after, and in very nice collector’s condition, all of that seemed, at least from our vantage point, as only incidental to their enjoyable pursuit of their own idiosyncratic interests. Their enjoyment of the collecting process was genuine and infectious.

Now the time has come to release some of the books that they’ve harvested back into the wild, and we are pleased to be able to facilitate that process.

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Cover Image: File Copy Dust Jackets 1952-1954: A Mill Mystery Distributed by William Morrow & Company

$450.00

File Copy Dust Jackets 1952-1954: A Mill Mystery Distributed by William Morrow & Company

(New York): William Morrow & Compa`ny (1952-1954. Oblong bradbound card covers with printed label. Inside the folder are seven dust jackets for Mill-Morrow mysteries encapsulated in... more>>

Cover Image: The Holy Bible [1882 George V. Jones specially bound Pictorial Family Bible and Brass Lectern]

$10,000.00

The Holy Bible [1882 George V. Jones specially bound Pictorial Family Bible and Brass Lectern]

Boston, Mass.: George V. Jones, No. 123 Pearl St. [1882]. Large thick quarto. Various paginations. Containing the Old and New Testaments (with both versions of the New Testament); the... more>>

Cover Image: The Indestructible Mother Goose. Mother Goose Melodies. Containing All That Have Ever Come to Light of Her Memorable Writings

$350.00

The Indestructible Mother Goose. Mother Goose Melodies. Containing All That Have Ever Come to Light of Her Memorable...

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1881. Later printing. Octavo. 44pp. Illustrated. Illustrated flexible linen. Modest soiling, light fraying at the extremities, most... more>>

Cover Image: [Advertising poster]: The Drink Sensation at the World's Fair.

$350.00

[Advertising poster]: The Drink Sensation at the World's Fair. "Just Like Champagne" 25c Bottle

[Sterling, Massachusetts: Sterling Cider Company circa 1939-40]. Silk-screened advertisement with attached cardboard stand. Measuring 11" x 14". Slight wear at the corners but otherwise bright and... more>>

Cover Image: [Banner]: Skateland Travelers. Allentown, Pa.

$550.00

[Banner]: Skateland Travelers. Allentown, Pa.

Allentown, Pensylvania: Skateland [circa 1965]. Large banner. Approximately 44" x 20". Canvas and satin or satin-like material with felt letters and overlays. Slight age-toning, very... more>>

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[Broadside]: Are You A Man in Name Only? ... try Las-I-Co for Superb Manhood. The old reliable remedy for Nervous...

Traverse City, Mich. [or] Chicago: The Hannah & Lay Mercantile Co. Drug Division [no date - circa 1900?]. Illustrated broadside. Approximately 9" x 13" on brown paper stock. Small pin or tack holes and one small chip, all in the margins,...

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[Calendar]: Eastern Airlines 1942

New York: Zerbo Co. 1942. Original die-cut calendar for Eastern Airlines. Approximately 14" x 20". Spiral bound at head, six leaves with card stock backing as...

Cover Image: [Folding broadside]: On Sale Here: Text-Books on Outdoor Sports and Athletics

$850.00

[Folding broadside]: On Sale Here: Text-Books on Outdoor Sports and Athletics

London: Strength & Health [circa 1910]. Accordian folded in blue cloth with grommet at top and string for display. Measuring 5.25" x 65" when unfolded. A little soiled, but... more>>

Cover Image: [Pewter Trophy Mug]: Base Ball Championship 1908 1st Corps Cadets Won by Co. B. Percy E. Sheldon

$350.00

[Pewter Trophy Mug]: Base Ball Championship 1908 1st Corps Cadets Won by Co. B. Percy E. Sheldon

Glass-bottom pewter mug with handle. Two cracks in the glass, but the glass is otherwise tight and stable, some expected tarnish, very... more>>

Cover Image: [Poster]: Base Ball! Alumni vs. College. Tuesday, June 26 at 3 P.M. on the Oval. See the Daily Dartmouth for Names of Players by (Dartmouth)

$850.00

(Dartmouth)

[Poster]: Base Ball! Alumni vs. College. Tuesday, June 26 at 3 P.M. on the Oval. See the Daily Dartmouth for Names of...

[Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College 1900]. Poster or broadside. 15.5" x 21.5". Several old folds, some modest paper remnants on the verso (presumably removed from an album),... more>>

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