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Lot 3001

$70
Title: Peter Edes: Pioneer Printer in Maine
Edited by: Samuel Lane Boardman
Publisher: The De Burians
Printing Year: 1901

Condition/Details: In a modern library binding of blue paper-covered boards, with a brown cloth-backed spine, this antique volume is a scarce, limited-edition biography of Peter Edes. Of 154 printed copies, this volume is numbered 109. The work features many illustrations, including facsimile documents.

Peter Edes (1756-1840) was one of the first publishers in Maine. Beginning his career in his father's shop, Peter eventually founded his own printing shop, printing various pamphlets, newspapers and eventually books. Possibly the most influential book he imprinted was the first American edition of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. (Susan B. Anthony donated her copy to the Library of Congress.)

Peter began printing newspapers in north Hallowell (now Augusta), Maine in 1795. In time, he was unable to compete against newcomers in the printing market of Hallowell. A letter he wrote to Samuel Dutton about establishing a shop in Bangor is now in the archives of the Virginia State Library. In 1815, Peter Edes became the first printer in Bangor. He brought his press and types with him. The load, weighing four tons, required a team of six oxen and had to be taken over the Kennebec bridge one part at a time. The trip took twelve days and cost $143, which Edes apparently considered quite reasonable.

The first issue of the Bangor Weekly Register was dated November 25, 1815. The $2 annual subscription could be paid in "wheat, cheese, butter, eggs or cash." Despite these easy terms, the business was not a success. Edes was especially unhappy that he could find few newspaper subscribers outside of Bangor. In 1817, he sold the business and his family moved to Baltimore where his son Benjamin owned a print shop. He worked for Benjamin, doing type-setting and keeping account books, until 1832. Both Peter's wife and his son Benjamin died that year of cholera in September of that year. At the age of 76, Peter returned to Bangor to live with his daughter, Maria Edes Sargent, until his death on March 29, 1840. On his return to Bangor he said, "Had I known how affairs would have turned out with me I would never have left Bangor, and would have preferred wading up to my knees in snow." He was the oldest printer in the United States at the time of his death, according to his obituary in the Baltimore Sun. Peter Edes is buried in the Sargent lot of Mount Hope Cemetery, along with his daughters Maria Sargent and Martha Edes. (portions of biography courtesy of www.bairnet.org)

The De Burians were a private Book Club, known as lovers of books and "disciples" of Richard De Bury, Bishop of Durham and Lord Chancellor and Keeper of the Great Seal under Edward III. De Bury was one of the first English collectors of books. "He is chiefly remembered for his Philobiblon, written to inculcate in the clergy the pursuit of learning and the love of books. The Philobiblon is considered the earliest books to discuss librarianship in-depth" (courtesy of Wikipedia). The De Burians wished to carry on De Bury's "...affection for prized volumes, his reverence of their worth and his devotion to the advancement of learning."

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 159 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indicators, including a bookplate inside of the front board, raised stamps on the title page and last page of text, sticker on the spine and handwriting in pencil on the copyright page.
 
Lot 3002

$1000
Title: The Life and Death of King John
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: 1632

Condition/Details: This antique work contains the complete play of King John, from the Second Folio of Shakespeare's work, printed in 1632. The volume includes a woodcut headpiece of the title of the play and a woodcut initial, and the text is in two columns. The text has been rebound in a stiff paper-covered folio, with a paper label on the front board.

Originally published in 1623 as Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, the First Folio was a collection of William Shakespeare's plays. Printed in folio format and containing 36 plays, it was prepared by Shakespeare's colleagues John Heminges and Henry Condell and published about seven years after Shakespeare's death. Although eighteen of Shakespeare's plays had been published in quarto prior to 1623, the First Folio is the only reliable text for about twenty of the plays, and a valuable source text even for many of those previously published. The Folio includes all of the plays generally accepted to be Shakespeare's, with the exception of Pericles, Prince of Tyre and The Two Noble Kinsmen, and the two "lost plays", Cardenio and Love's Labour's Won. In the Second Folio, much of the language was updated; with almost 1,700 changes from the First Folio.

The Life and Death of King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatizes the reign of John, King of England (ruled 1199–1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is believed to have been written in the mid-1590s but was not published until it appeared in the First Folio in 1623. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows moderate age/wear, with fine patina. The pages are age-toned with occasional moisture indications. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 12 1/2" and contains 22 pages.
 
Lot 3003

$200
Title: The Sun-Bonnet Babies
Author: Bertha L. Corbett (Melcher)
Publisher: Bertha L. Corbett (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in olive paper-covered boards, with an illustrated front board, this antique volume is a scarce, author-signed, limited, first edition of this author's first book. An original signature and inscription of author Bertha L. Corbett appears on the second flyleaf. This page states "No. 6 of one hundred signed and colored copies of the first edition." The inscription is dated "June 3 - 1900." The work features many hand-colored illustrations.

Bertha L. Corbett was born in Denver and studied art at the School of Fine Art in Minneapolis. She continued her schooling under Howard Pyle in Philadelphia and then completed her education in Chicago. Although most of her time was devoted to the sunbonnet babies, she was a recognized artist of water colors, oil portraits and miniatures upon ivory. Bertha gave chalk talks to club women, school teachers, and school children and orphans in institutions. (biography courtesy of sunbonnetsue.com)

The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the extremities of the boards, light soiling of the boards, lacking spine cover, and displaying smalls tape remnants on the front board. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The hand-colored illustrations display well, remaining clean. The book measures approximately 8" x 7 3/4" and is unpaginated. A few vintage newspaper clippings about the author are also included.
 
Lot 3004

$200
Title: The Principles Behind the Rules of Golf
Author: Richard S. Tufts
Publisher: Richard S. Tufts
Printing Year: 1960

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering along the spine and complete with dust jacket, this vintage volume is a scarce first edition of this work by Tufts. Called "The Man Who Was Pinehurst," Tufts served as President of the United States Golf Association, Walker Cup captain and was "...such a staunch believer in amateurism that he wrote a creed on the subject" (courtesy of the World Golf Hall of Fame). Murdoch writes in regard to this volume: "An outstanding job of cutting through the tangle of misunderstanding and misconception about the rules of golf."

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece photograph. The volume is complete with its original packaging and wrapper from the book's printer, thus the volume is in like-new, unread condition. The volume exhibits light foxing to the dust jacket, boards and edges of the text block. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 102 pages.
 
Lot 3005

$3500
Title: Canyons of the Colorado
Author: John Wesley Powell (J. W. Powell)
Publisher: Flood and Vincent
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering on the front board and along the spine and with gilt to the top edge of the text block, this antique volume is a rare narrative of John Wesley Powell's diaries of his exploration of the Colorado and Green rivers in 1868 and 1872. John Wesley Powell (1834 – 1902) was a United States soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. Powell is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a "...three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first passage of European Americans through the Grand Canyon. Powell served as second director of the US Geological Survey (1881–1894) and proposed policies for development of the arid West, which were prescient for his accurate evaluation of conditions. He was director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, where he supported linguistic and sociological research and publications" (courtesy of Wikipedia).

Francis P. Farquhar wrote that this volume is one of the great rarities of Colorado River literature. It is estimated that this printing was limited to only around 100 copies. Farquhar notes that, "This book differs in so many respects from the report of 1875 (Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries; Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the Direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution) that it is here given the status of a separate title. Not only has the narrative been revised and augmented, but there are several new chapters and a great many new illustrations. Included in the latter are adaptations from the superb sketches of William H. Holmes which are featured in the Dutton atlas (Tertiary History of the Grand Cañon District, with Atlas, Washington: 1882). Altogether, it is a handsome book; also a scarce one".

The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings documenting Powell's exploration. The illustrations display well, remaining clean and clear. Illustrations include a frontispiece portrait, double-page panoramas, full-page half-tone views, numerous wood-engraved full-page and text illustrations. This former library volume bears corresponding indications such as a card pocket inside the front board, remnants of labels on the front and rear endpapers, light handwriting inside the front board (author and title) and a small label affixed to the spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Toward the top of the right edge of the text block, there is a small indent (approximately 3/8" in length) which affects approximately 40 pages. This indent intrudes approximately 1/4" (much less in some instances) into the margin of the affected pages. The lower edge of the text block displays some moisture marks. This marking is barely perceptible on the surface of the first 45 (approximately) pages. None of these age and wear indications affect the intricately detailed illustrations of this extremely scarce volume. Research indicates that only two copies of this volume have been auctioned in the past 30 years. The book measures approximately 9" x 12" and contains 400 pages.
 
Lot 3006

$400
This auction lot includes the following two volumes of Memoirs by Harry S. Truman, each inscribed and signed by the former President:

- Memoirs by Harry S. Truman: Year of Decisions (Volume One) by Harry S. Truman - Dated 1955 by Doubleday and Company, Inc. - This volume bears an original inscription and signature of former President Harry S. Truman on the dedication page. This volume, complete with dust jacket, is a "Special Kansas City Edition," which were limited to 20,615 copies. The jacket displays light wear to its edges.
- Memoirs by Harry S. Truman: Years of Trial and Hope 1946-1952 (Volume Two) by Harry S. Truman - Dated 1956 by Doubleday and Company, Inc. - This volume bears an original inscription and signature of former President Harry S. Truman on the dedication page. This volume, complete with dust jacket, is a stated first edition. The jacket displays signs of age/wear to its edges, some tears.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Each volume contains several newspaper and magazine clippings, which have been affixed to the endpapers and index of each volume. Some transference between the clippings and pages is evident. Truman's signatures remain clean and appear in bold, black ink. Truman has dated both inscriptions "2/12/58."
 
Lot 3007

$225
This lot includes the group of five original Theodore Roosevelt presidential campaign pinback buttons shown in the corresponding image. These buttons come from Roosevelt's 1904 campaign. Four of the buttons are of President Roosevelt with his vice president, Charles Warren Fairbanks, and one is of Roosevelt alone. Three of the buttons contain a copyright date of 1904, one of 1903 and one is undated. Each of the pins contain the original manufacturers' paper label inside of the button, with four from Whitehead & Hoag Co. of Newark, NJ and the last from F. F. Pulver Co. of Rochester, NY. All of the buttons measure approximately 7/8", and show well, with some fine patina and light, occasional oxidation. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3008

$110
Title: Franny and Zooey
Author: J. D. Salinger
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1961 First Edition, First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in grey paper with gilt embossing on the spine and in the original dust jacket, this volume is a first edition first printing of Salinger's third book, published in 1961. The book contains two parts having originally appeared as a short story and a novella in The New Yorker in 1955 and 1957, respectively. Franny and Zooey, a sister and brother both in their twenties, are the two youngest members of the Glass family, which was a frequent focus of Salinger's writings. The action of both parts takes place over a long weekend in November 1955. Salinger's known interest in eastern religious philosophy such as Zen Buddhism and Hindu Advaita Vedanta are evident throughout the book, particularly in a brief section in the second part that includes quotations from spiritual texts. There is also a discussion of whether the book is a "mystical story" or a "love story" in the introduction to the second section, as speculated by the book's "narrator," Buddy Glass (who decides it's the latter). Gerald Rosen, in his short 1977 book Zen in the Art of J. D. Salinger, observes that Franny and Zooey could be interpreted as a modern Zen tale, with the main character, Franny, progressing over the course of the book from a state of ignorance to the deep wisdom of enlightenment. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The identical front and the back sides of the cream-colored dust jacket have the title and Salinger's name in black lettering. The jacket has a price of $4.00 at the top inside corner of the front flap, and contains no reviews of the work. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some moisture indications and rubbing to the extremities. The slightly cocked text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket shows wear, with some tearing along the top and bottom edges. The previous owner's writing is on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 201 pages.
 
Lot 3009

$200
Title: The Road Not Taken: An Introduction to Robert Frost
Author: Robert Frost
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Printing Year: 1951

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with an illustrated front board and white lettering along the spine, this vintage volume is a scarce author-signed collection of poems by Robert Frost. The volume bears an original inscription and signature of Robert Frost on the front flyleaf. Frost has dated the inscription "1955." Below Frost's signature is a gift inscription of a previous owner. The work features a selection of poems by Frost and a biographical preface and running commentary by Louis Untermeyer. The work is illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. The volume shows light external age/wear with some moisture marks to the lower right corner of the front jacket, text block and rear jacket (opposite the spine). The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The front and rear flaps of the jacket have clipped corners. A previous owner's bookplate is present inside the front board. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 282 pages.
 
Lot 3010

$300
Title: The Thomas Berryman Number
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1976

Condition/Details: Bound in black paper-covered boards with blue paper along the spine, and featuring bright silver lettering, this author-signed volume, complete with dust jacket, is a scarce first printing of the first edition of James Patterson's first novel. This volume bears an original inscription and signature of author James Patterson on the second page of the title pages, which features the text "by James Patterson." The inscription reads: "I thought of you when I created the character Thomas Berryman." Patterson's signature appears underneath his printed name. The copyright page states "First edition" with the notation "T 03/76" underneath. The volume shows light external age/wear with a slightly cocked spine. The dust jacket exhibits light moisture marks towards the lower section of the spine (measuring 1/2" from the end of the spine). The rear portion of the jacket exhibits a small 1/2" tear in the middle of the lower edge. The text block is solidly bound with bright, clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 256 pages.
 
Lot 3011

$225
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): Military, Blackface, Western, Christmas, Japan, Movies and Shows and Stars, among others. There are approximately 150 individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 3012

$35
Title: A Concise History, of the Efforts to Obtain an Extension of Suffrage in Rhode Island; from the Year 1811 to 1842
Author: Jacob Frieze
Publisher: Benjamin F. Moore
Printing Year: 1842

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards, with cloth to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce, important work in Rhode Island history which deals with the question of a new constitution for the state. This question would lead to Dorr's Rebellion (1841–1842), which was "...a short-lived armed insurrection in the U.S. state of Rhode Island led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, who was agitating for changes to the state's electoral system" (history courtesy of Wikipedia). Jacob Frieze was an anti-Dorr pamphleteer. The volume shows external age/wear with a detached and present front board, and rubbing to the extremities of both boards. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 171 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications, including a stamp on the title page, and a spine label. (Sabin 25966)
 
Lot 3013

$25
Title: Annual Report of the Trustees of the New-Hampshire Missionary Society
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Congregational Journal Office
Printing Year: 1841-1851

Condition/Details: Bound in original paper wrappers and stored in a pamphlet binder, this volume is a compilation of annual reports from the missionary society, from 1841, 1846, 1847 and 1851. All reports are bound in the original brown wrappers, with the 1851 report lacking the rear wrapper and the front wrapper of the 1841 report separating along the spine. The text blocks are solidly bound with age-toned pages. This compilation comes from the library of a historical society, with library markings on the pamphlet binders. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2", with the reports measuring 5 /12" x 8 3/4".
 
Lot 3014

$110
This lot includes the group of author-signed books by and about political figures shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Jimmy Carter, George McGovern, Nancy Reagan, Joseph Timility and Tipper Gore. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3015

$40
This lot includes the group of Central New York ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes pamphlets, business promotions, calendars, postcards, letters, magazines, printings from Cornell University and material from local schools including several yearbooks from Rome Free Academy. This material includes pieces from Ithaca, Rome, Mecklenburg, Genessee, Schuyler County, the Finger Lakes and more. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3016

$40
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a three-volume set of Maine History, The Poets of Maine, Historic Churches and Homes of Maine, History of the Law, Courts and Lawyers of Maine and Survey of the State of Maine. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes are from the library of a historical society and may include library bindings. The volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 3017

$35
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage young reader's in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes show well with some tearing to the jacket. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3018

$175
Title: The Complete Works of Shakespeare
Author: Wm. Cullen Bryant and Evert A. Duyckinck
Publisher: Carson & Simpson
Printing Year: 1891
Number of Volumes: Complete 3-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in chocolate brown pebbled cloth with three quarter leather, bright gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this antique set is Bryant's complete, three-volume set of the works of Shakespeare, consisting of Volume One: Comedies, Volume Two: Historical Plays, and Volume Three: Tragedies and Poems. These gorgeous, large volumes are profusely illustrated with photogravures from the original drawings of Felix O. C. Darley and Alonzo Chappel. The volumes show external age/wear indications, with rubbing to the leather and boards. The volumes are very solidly bound with lightly age toned, gilded edged pages, with no marginalia present. The books measure approximately 9" x 12".
 
Lot 3019

$200
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Watertown, Plymouth, Springfield, Worcester, Lowell, Wenham, Southborough, Grafton, Lawrence, Greenfield, Braintree and Northborough. These volumes contain information on genealogies, historic locations, battles, and the general history of the towns. Several volumes are dedicated to local churches. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Advanced flaws may include broken spines, detached boards, detached signatures and chipped pages. These volumes are from the library of a historical society and may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 3020

$40
Title: History of Portland Commandery, No. 2, of Knights Templar, Including That of King Darius Council from 1805 to 1821, and of Maine Encampment, No. 1, from 1821 Till 1855, When Its Charter Was Given to Templars in the Valley of the Kennebec
Author: Stephen Berry
Publisher: Stephen Berry
Printing Year: 1882

Condition/Details: Bound in blue wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Knights Templar of Portland, Maine. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The volume bound in a photomount pamphlet binder. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4" and contains 139 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications, including a stamp on the title page, and handwriting in pencil on its reverse.
 
Lot 3021

$100
This lot includes the group of signed literature by Joyce Carol Oates shown in the corresponding image(s). Each of these volumes bear the signature of the author. Titles include Zombie, Where Is Here?, Solstice, You Must Remember This, I'll Take You There, Marya, What I Lived For, Middle Age and The Perfectionist and Other Plays. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3022

$200
Title: Animal Farm (In Russian)
Author: George Orwell
Printing Year: 1945

Condition/Details: Bound in paper wrappers with a pictorial front cover portraying a pig with a whip, this vintage work is a scarce Russian translation of Orwell's classic commentary on the Russian Revolution and Communism.

Animal Farm was Orwell's most successful book at the time of publication – it sold 25,000 copies within a year, has been continuously in print since 1945, and has been translated into all major languages. Appearing as the post-war settlement was taking place, and as the Cold War began to be invented, the book seemed timely. The power of the fable comes from its simplicity and its utter conviction, as well as from its fabular analysis of the history of the Soviet Union as Stalin became its leader. The fable is never forced – indeed, there is never in the tale itself any attention drawn to the existence of parallels outside the world of the farm animals. This renders the logic of the situation, and the deceits of the pigs objectively and starkly.

Orwell's lifelong interest in the idea of a clear truthful language which says what it means and conceals no lies or obfuscations is at the heart of the book. His (apparently) plain transparent prose tells the story from the ordinary farm animals' perspectives, while also exposing, without the need for explicit comment, the lies which the abuse of language can half-conceal and which so successfully bamboozle the majority of the animals: “ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS”. (summary courtesy of Literary Encyclopedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with the front wrapper detached and torn along the edges. The rear wrapper has a minor moisture indication along the external gutter with the spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean, age-toned pages. The half-title page contains stamps stating "DISCARD" and "SOLD". The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8" and contains 91 pages.
 
Lot 3023

$40
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of antique, vintage and modern maps portraying places around the World. Featured in this lot is an undated map of Asia, likely from the 1780's; three maps excised from the Ninth Edition Encyclopedia Britannica, including maps of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia; and a 1926 folding, linen-backed color map of the colonial United States. Also included are several road maps, National Geographic maps and more. Some of the maps show age/wear, with moisture indications, tearing and chipping along the edges and age-toned paper. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3024

$70
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature many illustrations, including engravings, photographs and maps, some of which fold out. These volumes feature information on local churches, prominent citizens, famous landmarks and other historical information. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes are from the library of a historical society and may include library bindings. The volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 3025

$150
Title: In Darkest Africa or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria
Author: Henry M. Stanley
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1890
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with bright lettering, a gilt facsimile signature of Henry M. Stanley and a stamped design of Africa on the front boards, and with gilt lettering and a gilt portrait of Stanley along the spines, this antique set is a scarce recollection of Stanley’s last expedition in Africa. Sir Henry Morton Stanley, born John Rowlands (1841 – 1904), was a Welsh journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone. This volume details the expedition for the relief of Mehmed Emin Pasha, governor of the Equatorial Province of Egypt. Pasha "...had been cut off by the Mahdist revolt of 1882 in the environs of Lake Albert. Stanley was appointed to lead a relief expedition and decided to approach Lake Albert by way of the Congo River, counting on Tippu Tib to supply porters" (history information courtesy of Encyclopedia Britannica and Wikipedia).

The work is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait in each volume, numerous engravings throughout the text, some full-page engravings, maps, and two fold-out maps (one located in a pocket in the rear of each volume). The volumes show external age/wear with light shelf wear, and some fading of the green cloth. The boards of volume one have started to separate from the spine. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Both of the maps located in rear pockets display small tears at some of the points where folds meet. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9".
 
Lot 3026

$110
Title: The Vermont Historical Gazetteer
Edited by: Abby Maria Hemenway
Publisher: Miss A. M. Hemenway
Printing Year: 1867-1923
Number of Volumes: Complete 6-volume set (5 volumes, plus index)

Notes: In modern library bindings of brown cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the spines, this antique set is a scarce illustrated history of Vermont. Complete with the hard-to-find index (in blue cloth-covered boards), this lot represents a complete set. The work is illustrated with many engravings and photos of prominent citizens of Vermont. Volume five features a tipped-in letter from Mrs. L. W. Page which discusses the publication of the volume. This letter also bears an original inscription and signature of Mrs. L. W. Page. The index, and volumes one and five show light external age/wear and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Volume two has some pages that are detached and present. Volume three lacks a spine cover, exhibits advanced age/wear with a split text block, many detached and present pages, and many pages that display chips and tears. Volume four displays a torn spine cover, and contains some detached and present signatures. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 1/2".
 
Lot 3027

$40
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, Redboook, Everywoman's, Family Circle, Harper's Bazaar, Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and The American Magazine
Issue Dates: 1940s-1960s
Approximate Number of Issues: 45

Notes: These vintage women's magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, tearing, and creasing.
 
Lot 3028

$70
Title: History of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, and Representative Citizens
Author: Charles A. Hazlett
Publisher: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Printing Year: 1915

Condition/Details: In a modern library binding of brown cloth-covered boards, with gilt lettering to the spine, and featuring a marble-edged text block, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated history of Rockingham County, New Hampshire. The work is illustrated with many photographs and engravings of landmarks, buildings and prominent citizens. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9 1/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 1,306 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bear corresponding indicators, such as stamps on the title page, a spine label and a bookplate inside the front board.
 
Lot 3029

$55
This lot includes the group of signed theology and religion books shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3030

$150
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Dover, New Hampshire shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain information on local churches, the town's involvement in the Revolutionary War, local citizens, historic locations and the general history of the town. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Advanced flaws may include broken spines, loose boards, detached boards, detached signatures and chipped pages. These volumes are from the library of a historical society and may include library bindings. The volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 3031

$35
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a variety of pamphlets, booklets, newspaper/magazine clippings and other ephemera. Included are travel booklets for the South Manchuria Railway, Niagara Falls, Sudbury, Canadam, Soconyland and Pompeii. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3032

$250
This lot includes the group of signed books written by, or written about, Presidents, Vice-Presidents and First Ladies shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author or subject. Authors and subjects represented in this lot include: Rosalynn Carter, Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, Dan Quayle and Gerald R. Ford. Also included in this lot is a signed plate with an original signature of Grace Coolidge loosely laid-in inside a copy of The First Ladies in Fashion. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3033

$80
Title: Guide to West Point and the U. S. Military Academy
Author: uncredited
Publisher: D. Van Nostrand
Printing Year: 1867

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff royal blue cloth-covered wrappers with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is an early guide to West Point, with four fold-out engraved maps and a fifteen page catalog of the publisher's books. The fold-out plates include a color map of West Point and its vicinity. This small volume shows moderate external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities. The text block is separated between the copyright and preface page. The pages are clean, with some age-toning. The previous owner's signature is inside of the front wrapper. The book measures approximately 4" x 6" and contains 105 pages.
 
Lot 3034

$60
Title: History of Addison County, Vermont
Editor: H. P. Smith
Publisher: D. Mason & Co.
Printing Year: 1886

Condition/Details: In a library binding of brown cloth-covered with bright gilt lettering to the spine and full gilt to the edge of the text block, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated history of Addison County, Vermont. The work is illustrated with many engravings of prominent citizens. The volume shows external age/wear with slight soiling of the boards, and with a tear in the cloth of the spine which runs its entire length. The text block has split between pages 496 and 497. The signature containing pages 497-522 is detached and present. The text block is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10" and contains 774 pages, plus appendix. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications.
 
Lot 3035

$375
Title: Some Pretty Girls
Author: C.F. Underwood
Publisher: Quail & Warner
Printing Year: 1901 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a very scarce collection of black and white prints from the drawings of C. F. Underwood, in the original tan cloth folio. This collection is number 71 of 100 limited edition copies, signed "Quail & Warner" on the limitation page. This portfolio includes 40 prints, loose within the folio, as issued. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing to the extremities. The pages are clean, with wear and age-toning around the edges, not affecting the illustrations. The title and copyright pages show more wear, with pattern transference from the folio boards. The folio measures approximately 14" x 16 1/2".
 
Lot 3036

$200
Title: Maine Pioneer Settlements
Author: Herbert Milton Sylvester
Publisher: W. B. Clarke Co. (Boston)
Printing Year: 1909 (Author's De Luxe Limited Edition)
Number of Volumes: Complete 5-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with paper spine labels, this antique set is a scarce collection of pioneer history relating to localities in the State of Maine. This is one of 1,000 copies. Volumes have the following titles: Old Cascoe, St. Castin, Olde Pemaquid, Old York and Sokoki Trail. The work is illustrated with in-text and full-page drawings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". These volumes are from the library of a historical society and bear corresponding indications.
 
Lot 3037

$90
Title: Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development
Author: Francis Galton
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Printing Year: 1883 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in purple cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce first American edition of this important medical book. Garrison-Morton states: “Galton, cousin of Charles Darwin, founded the science of Eugenics. In his important Inquiries he showed mathematically the results of his experiments on the relations between the powers of visual imagery and of abstract thought, of the associations between the elements of different sense departments, of the correlation of mental traits, the associations of words, and the times taken in making the associations. The word ‘eugenics’ first appears in the above book.” This volume is also an important work in the history of medical photography. The frontispiece is a mounted albumen print which features a specimen of composite portraiture. This kind of portraiture was apparently an invention of the author, and said to be the first book illustrated with this kind of image. Galton explains composite portraits (“made by combining those of many different persons into a single resultant figure”) in considerable detail in Appendix B.

In addition to the albumen frontispiece, the work features some text illustrations and a double-page color plate in the rear of the volume. The volume shows external age/wear with some fading of the cloth, bumped corners and sunning to the spine. There is a 2" tear in the cloth of the lower section of the gutter between the front board and the spine. The front board has started to detach from the spine. The front flyleaves and the page containing the albumen frontispiece are detached and present. The rest of the text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. A former owner's bookplate is present inside the front board. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 387 pages.
 
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