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Auction Date

Thursday, July 11th • 9am PDT

Preview Dates

Wednesday, July 10th • 1pm-5pm PDT
Thursday, July 11th • 8am-9am PDT

Auction Location

510 Morgan Street • Davenport WA 99122

Auction Pick Up

Friday, July 12th • 10am-4pm PDT
at 510 Morgan Street in Davenport

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Featured Items Books, Prints, Manuscripts & Ephemera

Frederick J. H. Merrill Geologic Maps of New York

Auction Estimate $400-$600

Circa 1898. Frederick J. H. Merrill (American born in New York, 1861 - 1916) Geologic Maps of New York. Group of five. University of the State of New York. New York State Museum. Frederick J. H. Merrill, Director and State Geologist. Each color coded to legend of geological features. Sheets include Adriondack, Hudson Mohawk, St. Lawrence, Lower Hudson and Central. Each measures 22 in x 19.5 in. and are linen backed. Maps fold to 7.625 in. x 6.375 in. and are protected with leather cover. Custom slipcase measures 8.125 in. x 7 in. x 1.25 in. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

Frederick J. H. Merrill Geologic Maps of New York

Our Native Land, 2V Bound in 1; 1879-80

Auction Estimate $200-$400

Our Native Land, Its Scenery and Associations. A Series of Water-Colour Sketches after Rowbotham, Read, Needham and other eminent artists. 1879. Marcus Ward and Co. London.; and Windsor Castle and the Water-Way Thither W. H. Davenport Adams. 1880. Marcus Ward and Co. London. A total of 48 color plates. 120 pp. plus 144 pp. Ex-libris bookplate front endsheet. Measures 11 in. x 9 in. x 2 in. Gilt lettering spine with five raised bands. Gilt top edge. The Flute of the Gods by Marah Ellis Ryan. Illustrated by Edward S. Curtis. 1909. Frederick A. Stokes Co., New York. 338 pp. 24 plates. Pictoral brown cloth. Owner notes half title page. Frontispeice tissue guard torn lower edge at outer corner. Rough cut edges. Measures 8.5 in. x 5.75 in. x 1.5 in.

Our Native Land, 2V Bound in 1; 1879-80

Edison, His Life and Inventions SIGNED (2 V) 1929

Auction Estimate $2,000-$2,500

Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin in two volumes, illustrated. 1929. Harper and Brothers. Signed in Volume I 'Thos. A. Edison' front fly leaf accompanied with Beckett LOA A20705; also inscribed and signed 'All things come to him that hustles while he waits, Thos. A. Edison 12-25-29' under frontispiece portrait in UNKNOWN hand per LOA; and a 2.375 in. x 3.375 in. Christmas Card handwritten ' To Dr. and Mrs. Hubert from Thomas and Maria Edison'. possibly in Mrs. Edison's hand. 1036 total pages. No markings on internal pages or covers. Gilt lettering. Dust jackets torn and tattered. Slipcase worn. Measures 9.875 in. x 6.875 in. x 3.125 in.

Edison, His Life and Inventions SIGNED (2 V) 1929

Michaud Biographie Universelle 45 V

Auction Estimate $1,000-$3,000

Michaud Biographie Universelle Ancienne Et Moderne Nouvelle Edition. (French). Forty -five volumes. Louis Gabriel Michaud 1773-1858, French writer, historian, printer, and bookseller. Gray cloth with sticker label on spine. Undated. C. H. Dalagrave, Paris. Set measures 11.25 in. x 7.25 in. x 82 in. See photo with owner notes of missing pages. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

Michaud Biographie Universelle 45 V

Catrechismi D. Martin Luther 1767

Auction Estimate $200-$300

Auslegung dex Dresdner Catechismi D. Martin Luthers wie solcher in den Chursachsischen Kirchen und Schulen. M. Immanuel Gottlieb Anton. 1767. (German) Erster Theil. Buschel, Leipzig. Measures 7.125 in. x 4.5 in. x 2 in. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

Catrechismi D. Martin Luther 1767

General John Sullivan's Indian Expedition 1779

Auction Estimate $200-$300

General John Sullivan's Indian Expedition 1779 by Frederick Cook. 1887. Knapp Peck and Thomson, Auburn, NY. 579 pp. with five fold out maps in front and rear jackets. Tissue guards on portrait plates. Cloth covers with gilt lettering and design. Edges, corners, and spine lightly scuffed and bumped. Front and back hinges split. Owner name inside front cover. Measures 10.25 in. x 7 in. x 1.5 in.

General John Sullivan's Indian Expedition 1779

Verse and Worse by Bland 1902 (2, 1 Signed)

Auction Estimate $200-$300

Two 1902 editions of Verse and Worse by J. O. P. Bland with illustrations by W. D. Straight. Oriental Press, Shanghai. 154 pp. Included: 1) Inscribed by author and signed on half title page. Brown cloth covers. 2) Bookplate inside front cover. Owner notes front endsheet. Blue cloth covers. Each measures 8.625 in. x 6.25 in. x .75 in. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

Verse and Worse by Bland 1902 (2, 1 Signed)

Relacion De La Valerosa Defensa 1754 RARE

Auction Estimate $2,500-$3,000

Relacion de la valerosa defensa de los naturales bisayas del Pueblo de Palampong en la Ysa de Leyte de la Provincia de Catbalogan enlas Yslas Philipinas, que hicieron contra las armas mahometanas de Ylanos y Malanoaos, en el mes de iunio de 1754. Manila, Imprenta de la Compania de Jesus. RARE. Paper wrap, 7 leaves. 14 pp. Bookplate inside front cover. This has been folded down the center and pages have split or are splitting. Measures 8 in. x 5.5 in. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

Relacion De La Valerosa Defensa 1754 RARE

Leipzig Edition De Luxe 1902 Limited Edition (14)

Auction Estimate $500-$700

Fourteen volumes of this scarce Leipzig Edition de Luxe. 1902. Numbered 75 of 100 copies on colophon page of each. Published by Francis A. Niccolls and Co., Boston. All with rough-cut pages and gilt top edge. Illustrations with titled tissue guards. Brown cloth covers with label on spines. Owner stamp front endsheets. Includes: 1) Life of Goethe by George Henry Lewes, Volumes I and II. 404 pp. plus 407 pp. 2) Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship by J. W. von Goethe, Volumes I and II. 348 pp. plus 389 pp. (missing frontispiece tissue guard) 3) Truth and Fiction by J. W. von Goethe, Volume I and II. 432 pp. plus 437 pp. 4) Poetical Works by J. W. von Goethe, Volume I and II. 383 pp. plus 147 pp. and 255 pp. 5) The Tragedy of Faust by J. W. von Goethe, Volume I and II. 390 pp. plus 357 pp. 6) Wilhem Meister's Travels and The Recreations of the German Emigrants by J. W. von Goethe. 380 pp. 7) The Sorrow of Young Werther, and more by J. W. von Goethe. 515 pp. 8) Letters from Switzerland, Letters from Italy by J. W. von Goethe. 461 pp. 9) Iphigenia in Tauris, Torquato Tasso, and Goetz von Berlichingen by J. W. von Goethe. 436 pp. Each measures approximatley 9.125 in. x 6.125 in. x 1.5 in. +/-. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

Leipzig Edition De Luxe 1902 Limited Edition (14)

The Rise of Mr. Ponzi by Charles Ponzi (1st Ed.)

Auction Estimate $200-$400

VERY SCARCE The Rise of Mr. Ponzi by Charles Ponzi. Stated First Edition. Circa 1937. Charles Ponzi Publisher, New York City. 176 pp. Evenly browned pages. Front hinge loose but not cracked. Pages tight. Owner notes front endsheet with distributor stamp on lower edge. Yellow cloth cover with blue lettering. Covers rubbed and stained. Spine worn top and lower edge. Corners worn and bumped. Measures 8.625 in. x 5.75 in. x .625 in. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

The Rise of Mr. Ponzi by Charles Ponzi (1st Ed.)

Rodeo Road by Vera McGinnis INSCRIBED 1974

Auction Estimate $200-$300

Rodeo Road; My Life As a Pioneer Cowgirl by Vera McGinnis. Inscribed on front endsheet 'To Martha and Owen, Hi There - with love and best wishes. Vera'. 1974, with dust jacket. 225 pp. with photo illustrations. Hastings House Publishers, New York. Measures 8.5 in. x 5.75 in. x .75 in. Also, two post cards of cowgirls, Fanny Sperry Steel and Mabel Stickland. Post cards measure 3.5 in. x 5.5 in. each. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

Rodeo Road by Vera McGinnis INSCRIBED 1974

Moholy-Nagy SIGNED Edvard Munchs 1923

Auction Estimate $200-$400

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (Hungarian painter and photographer, 1895 - 1946) signed copy of Edvard Munchs Graphische Kunst Herausgegeben von Gustav Schiefler. 1923. Verlag Ernst Arnold, Dresden. Signed 'Moholy-Nagy' in blue pencil front endsheet. Cover label reads 'Moholy-Nagy's copy/autographed'. 22 pp. plus 82 illustrated plates. Measures 10 in. x 7.375 in. x .75 in. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

Moholy-Nagy SIGNED Edvard Munchs 1923

The First World Flight 1925 Limited Signed

Auction Estimate $200-$400

The First World Flight by Lowell Thomas. Limited to 575 copies and hand-numbered '245'. Signed by the aviators of The World Fliers 'Lowell Smith, Erik Nelson, Leigh Wade, Leslie Arnold, Henry Ogden, John Harding and the author Lowell Thomas''. Houghton and Mifflin Co., Boston and New York. Photo illustrations with maps. 328 pp., roughcut. Bound in cloth with vellum spine. Owner note in pencil inside front cover. No other notable interior markings, clean. Stain to back outside cover. Yellowing to vellum. Original book sleeve with paste-down label shows some wear to edges. Measures 10 in. x 6.625 in. x 1.875 in. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

The First World Flight 1925 Limited Signed

The Ruhleben Camp Magazine 1916-1917

Auction Estimate $400-$600

The Ruhleben Camp Magazine (Internment Camp Germany). A bound volume containing six issues. Includes: No. 1 March 1916 with 48 pp.; No. 2 April 1916 with 48 pp.; No. 3 May 1916 with 48 pp.; No. 4 August 1916 with 48 pp.; No. 5 Christmas 1916 with 62 pp.; and No. 6 June 1917 with 72 pp. All volumes with numerous illustrations. The Education Committee. Inscription on back endsheet 'To Mrs. G. Ramsay Furguslea, Dundee, from J. F. Ramsay, Ruhleben'. Measures 8.125 in. x 5.625 in. x .625 in. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

The Ruhleben Camp Magazine 1916-1917

The Divine Comedy by Longfellow 1867 (3 in 1 V)

Auction Estimate $1,000-$2,000

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Three volumes in one. 1867. Bernard Tauchnitz, Leizpig. SCARCE. 420 pp. plus 411 pp. plus 417 pp. Elaborate design and decoration. Illuminated silk endsheets and inside covers. Stamped design on gilt page surround. Beveled vellum covers with color and gilt design. Fine condition. 'A. Casgiani, Roma' , bookbinder, is stamped at lower edge inside back cover. Measures 6.5 in. x 4.75 in. x 2.25 in. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

The Divine Comedy by Longfellow 1867 (3 in 1 V)

Antique Photo Album with (66) Photographs

Auction Estimate $800-$1,200

An outstanding 19th century photo album containing (66) albumen photos. Igames taken by J.E. Puig, Camino Fotografo, Rafael Garzon and more. Includes images of Tangier, Gibraltar, Spain, Malaga, Alhambra, Cordova, Valencia, Barcelona, Portugal and Lisbon (see list on fly leaf). Photos measure approximately 6.25 in. x 8.25 in.. Photos are placed on pages single sided with no pages containing photographs on both sides. Photos are glued to album pages and grade VG/VG-EX. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA.

Antique Photo Album with (66) Photographs

Marian F. Acker AP Limited Edition Etching

Auction Estimate $100-$200

Marian Francis Acker Macpherson (American 1906-1993) artist proof limited edition etching. Artist name in plate, lower right. Title 'St. Francis Street' in pencil lower left with additional title 'Old Mobile' in pencil lower right. 'Arthur H. Harlow and Co., Inc' sticker on verso identifying etching. Measures 7.75-in. x 9-in. sheet size. Measures 5.5-in. x 7-in. for image window cut in mat. Image in very good and minor markings in margins. Unframed, with custom mat (11-in. x 14-in.) or mats from archival materials. All matted prints are either hinge mounted or secured with mylar corners. None are glued to mat. Provenance: Amity Art Foundation, Inc.

Marian F. Acker AP Limited Edition Etching

Elias Mandel Grossman Signed Etching

Auction Estimate $100-$200

Elias Mandel Grossman (American 1898 - 1947) signed etching. Signed 'Elias M. Grossman imp' in pencil lower right. Signed 'Elias M. Grossman, Jerusalem, 1933' in plate lower left. Measures 11-in. x 8-in. sheet size. Measures 7.125-in. x 5.125-in. for image window cut in mat. Etching in VG/EX condition. Unframed, with custom mat (11-in. x 14-in.) or mats from archival materials. All matted prints are either hinge mounted or secured with mylar corners. None are glued to mat. Provenance: Amity Art Foundation, Inc.

Elias Mandel Grossman Signed Etching

Masaaki Sato [Japan-New York, Modern Art]

Auction Estimate $100-$200

Masaaki Sato (20th century) signed color serigraph. Signed lower right in pencil. Titled and numbered in pencil '11/70 V.W. No.6' lower left. Multiple creases and scuffs within image, overall F-G/G. Measures 15.75-in. x 25-in. image size, 22.5-in. x 28.5-in. sheet size. Unframed, loose and not mounted or glued down.

Masaaki Sato [Japan-New York, Modern Art]

Josef Scharl [New York, Germany, Eve in Paradise]

Auction Estimate $200-$400

Josef Scharl (German, 1896 - 1954) pencil signed drypoints, 2 impressions of 'Eve in Paradise' 45/100 and 51/100. Signed 'Josef Scharf' lower right on each. Sheets measure 8.25-in. x 10.625-in. Image areas VG-EX/Ex, one sheet has surface dirt in left margin. Unframed, loose and not mounted or glued down.

Josef Scharl [New York, Germany, Eve in Paradise]

John Henry Hill [New York, California, Landscape]

Auction Estimate $150-$250

John Henry Hill (American 1839 - 1922) signed etching. Measures 6.375-in. x 9.375-in. image size, 12.625-in. x 15.375-in. sheet size. VG/VG-EX, very light crease noticeable verso not noticeable on front. Unframed, loose and not mounted or glued down.

John Henry Hill [New York, California, Landscape]

Auction Information Prints, Multiples, & WPA Era Art

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Auction Date

Thursday, August 8th • 9am PDT

Preview Dates

Wednesday, August 7th • 1pm-5pm PDT
Thursday, August 8th • 8am-9am PDT

Auction Location

510 Morgan Street • Davenport WA 99122

Auction Pick Up

Friday, August 9th • 10am-4pm PDT
at 510 Morgan Street in Davenport

We ship most items in this auction in house and gladly combine shipping if possible of multiple items.

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Another large and diverse offering of American etchings, lithographs and other works on paper from the Amity Art Foundation, Inc. and other private collections. Includes John Sloan estate etchings, rare Fritz Eichenberg woodcuts, WPA-era lithographs formerly from the estate of artist and printer Ted Wahl and hundreds more. Includes prints from the late 19th century to signed pieces from the last quarter of the 20th century. Many rare, interesting and unusual pieces!

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