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Lot 3338

$70
This lot includes the group of books on the history of New Hampshire shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are profusely illustrated with photographs and maps. This lot includes volumes which discuss the Civil War, the lives of prominent figures from the state and histories of some 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. 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 3339

$250
Title: The Soft Porcelain of Sèvres
Author: Édouard Garnier
Publisher: John C. Nimmo
Printing Year: 1892

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the front board and spine, and with full gilt to the edges of the text block, this antique volume is a scarce work on the soft paste porcelain produced by the Sèvres factory during the 18th century. The work features a historical introduction by Édouard Garnier and 50 plates representing 250 watercolor subjects after the originals. All of the called-for full-page color chromolithographs are present. The plates depict tea sets, jardinières, decorative pieces, cups and saucers, furniture plaques, inkstands and many vases. Each plate is protected by a captioned leaf with information about the items shown. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, surfaces and edges of the boards. Fraying cloth is present at both ends of the spine. The spine cover has started to separate from the spine. The boards have started to separate from the spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The captioned leaf which protects the frontispiece is torn and lacking its upper half. The book measures approximately 13" x 17 1/2" and contains 32 pages.
 
Lot 3340

$50
Title: New Century Atlas Erie County, New York
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Century Map Company
Printing Year: 1909

Condition/Details: Unbound, this antique volume is a scarce collection of maps of Erie County, New York. The work is illustrated with many single- and double-page color maps. Maps present are: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7-26 and 31-78. Also present are the pages of text detailing the "Representative Commercial, Industrial, Financial and Professional Interests" and "Some of the Most Valuable and Productive Farms" of Erie County, New York. The volume shows external age/wear, lacking boards and a spine. The pages range in condition, displaying age/wear with age toning, soiling, tears, chipping and some tape repair. The volume measures approximately 17 1/2" x 23" and contains approximately 38 pages of text.
 
Lot 3341

$35
This lot features the following group of vintage and antique magazine issues:

Titles: The Deltagram, Railroad Magazine, Trains, Popular Homecraft and Home Repairs, The Model Engineer & Practical Electrician, Outboard, Railroad Model Craftsman, and Model Railroader
Issue Dates: 1930s-1960s
Approximate Number of Issues: 60

Notes: This lot features a variety of mechanical, special interest and sporting related magazines. These pieces show very nicely with handsome front and rear covers. Issues of The Deltagram have been compiled into two binders. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, creasing and tearing.
 
Lot 3342

$35
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Dave Pelzer; Richard Speight; Norman J. G. Pounds; James Thorpe; Neal Pollack; Robert M. Owings; Richard W. Oliver; Neenyah Ostrom; Miriam Ottenberg; Jen Schefft; Bernice Tucker; John Naisbitt; Samuel F. Pickering, Jr.; Sam Venable; Wanda Urbanska; Frank Levering; Lynn R. Niedermeier; Lane Nemeth; Melvyn New; and Ron Kuntz. 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 3343

$10
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Jill McCorkle shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Jill McCorkle. This lot includes the following titles: Crash Diet (10 copies), Tending to Virginia and Carolina Moon (seven copies). All of the volumes in this lot bear remainder marks. 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 3344

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of antique books of literature and theology shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3345

$110
This lot includes the group of 22 antique Civil War brass buttons shown in the corresponding image. These buttons portray a variety of eagles and have writing on the back side. Fourteen of the buttons measure approximately 7/8", while the remaining eight measure approximately 5/8". Overall, the buttons are shiny and show well, with oxidation on some of the pieces. 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 3346

$55
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Gore Vidal, Betty Friedman, Gloria Vanderbilt, David Brinkley, Max Frankel, Dan Rather, Sarah Ferguson and Jerry Falwell. 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 3347

$130
Title: Geography of Boston, County of Suffolk and the Adjacent Towns
Author: C. H. Snow, M.D.
Publisher: Carter and Hendee
Printing Year: 1830

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with three quarter leather and raised spine bands, this antique volume is a scarce book on the geography of Boston, Massachusetts, written "for the younger class of readers." The work is illustrated with wood engravings throughout the text and two fold-out maps with hand-tinting. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities and some of the leather rubbed away from the corners. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The fold-out maps show well, with age toning and small tears along some of the creases of the larger fold-out map at the rear of the volume. The book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" and contains 162 pages.
 
Lot 3348

$90
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Orr's Island, Oxford, Oldtown, Orono, Industry and Otisfield. These volumes contain information on local citizens, historic locations 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 chipping and lacking spine covers, loose or 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 3349

$100
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Lee Child shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Lee Child, and is complete with dust jacket. This lot includes fifteen copies of Child's Echo Burning. This lot includes at least some first editions. This lot may contain some remainders. 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 3350

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books come from two sets of the works of popular authors, including the Geoffrey Crayon Edition of Washington Irving's works and a set of Alexander Dumas' books. These volumes come from the collection of a library, and may contain typical stamps, pockets and handwriting. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3351

$45
Title: Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine
Author: George Thomas Little
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1909
Number of Volumes: Complete 4-volume set

Notes: Bound in library-issued maroon cloth with gilt embossing and marbled page edges, this antique set provides a history of the state of Maine, with illustrations and engravings throughout. This work was compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, with contributions from Rev. Henry S. Burrage and Albert Roscoe Stubbs. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities and sunning to the spines. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and contain adhered stickers to the spine, bookplates inside of the front boards and raised stamps on the title pages. The books measure approximately 8 1/4" x 10 1/2".
 
Lot 3352

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles related to the history of New England:

- History of Vermont, Natural, Civil and Statistical by Zadock Thompson - Dated 1842 by Chauncey Goodrich - This volume is illustrated with a fold-out map and many engravings. The text block has split between pages 136 and 137. The spine cover has also split.
- A Denial of the Charges of Forgery in Connection with the Sachems' Deed to Roger Williams by George T. Paine - Dated 1896 by George T. Paine - This is one of a limited 250 copies. The volume features fold-out illustrations.
- Sketches of Congregationalism in Rhode Island, with Special Reference to the History of the Beneficent Church by James Gardiner Vose - Dated 1894 by Silver, Burdett & Company - This volume bears a presentation inscription from the author on the front flyleaf.
- The History of Warren, Rhode Island, in the War of the Revolution, 1776-1783 by Virginia Baker - Dated 1901 by Virginia Baker - This volume features a hand-written letter from the author affixed to the front flyleaf.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes are from the library of a historical society and bear corresponding indications.
 
Lot 3353

$175
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a large assortment of personal and business correspondence from the estate of William Howland, including financial documents, articles, estate records, court records and more. These documents are from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and are original and handwritten or typed and signed. The estate papers include those of families with last names such as Searing, Gifford, Socke, Wheat, Milk, Ide, Tallcot and more. Also included are documents from the Justice's Court, the Surrogate's Court of Cayuga County and more. These items have been carefully stored, and show minimal age/wear, with creasing where they have been folded and some patina to the paper.

These documents are part of the Howland estate available throughout this auction. William Howland was a member of the New York State Assembly from Cayuga County's second district in 1883 and 1884. The Howland family arrived in Central New York in the late 1790s and became an important influence in the history of Cayuga County, with William serving as a representative in the government and as a judge, among other key roles, and his sister, Emily, active in women's suffrage and the abolitionist movement.

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 3354

$45
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes ten volumes of Sue Grafton's R is for Ricochet. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Sue Grafton, and is complete with dust jacket. This lot includes at least some first editions. 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 3355

$10
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique framed panoramic photographs shown in the corresponding image(s). These photographs include:
- A group of employees of the "United Retail Liquor Dealers Ass'n of Kings County" at the St. George Hotel;
- The "1914 Annual Outing, Huntley Manufacturing Co's Employes";
- "Aviation Cadets, 85";
- "National School Student Boyd, December 1936";
- "Co. B. 101 U.S. Engineers Camp Devens 1917," featuring cadets with guns. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. The glass is broken on one of the photographs and the frames show age/wear.
 
Lot 3356

$150
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in New Hampshire shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Wentworth, Washington, Swanzey, Weare, Temple, Warren, Troy, Cornish, Sutton and Coos. These volumes feature many illustrations, including photos and maps. 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. Some advanced flaws includes detached spine covers, detached and present pages, separating boards 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 3357

$45
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by James Patterson shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author James Patterson. Titles include: When the Wind Blows, Cradle and All, Beach Road, You've Been Warned, Roses Are Red, Judge & Jury, Honeymoon, The Beach House, 4th of July and Cat & Mouse. 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 3358

$60
Title: Early History of New England; Being a Relation of Hostile Passages Between the Indians and European Voyagers and First Settlers: and a Full Narrative of Hostilities, to the Close of the War with the Pequots, in the Year 1637; Also a Detailed Account of the Origin of the War with King Philip
Author: Increase Mather
Publisher: J. Munsell
Printing Year: 1864

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce work by a major figure in the early history of the "...Massachusetts Bay Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay (now the Commonwealth of Massachusetts)." Increase Mather "...was a Puritan minister who was involved with the government of the colony, the administration of Harvard College, and most notoriously, the Salem witch trials. He was the son of Richard Mather, an influential Puritan minister" (courtesy of Wikipedia).

The volume shows external age/wear with the spine cover detached from the spine (it remains attached to the front board). The front board and front flyleaf have started to separate from the spine. The inside gutter of each board displays some binder's tape. The volume is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The second and third flyleaves are detached and present. Some pages display chipping at their edges. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 9" and contains 309 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications, including a stamp on the title page and spine label.
 
Lot 3359

$70
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain information on local citizens, historic locations and the general history of towns in Maine. Some 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 appear in library bindings. Additionally, the volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 3360

$150
Title: Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf
Author: John Updike
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Printing Year: 1996

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow paper-covered boards with yellow cloth to the spine, this volume bears a number of signatures from professional golfers. This volume bears ten original signature on the front flyleaf. Signatures include: Arnold Palmer, Ted Kroll, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Hubert Green and Billy Casper, among others. There is an additional signature on the title page. This volume is complete with dust jacket. The volume shows light external age/wear concentrated at the extremities of the dust jacket, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 283 pages.
 
Lot 3361

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Country Home Magazine, McCall's, Woman's Home Companion, The Saturday Evening Post and American Boy. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3362

$80
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of New Hampshire shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain information on local citizens, historic locations and the general history of local 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, 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 3363

$55
This lot includes the group of signed children's pop-up books authored by Robert Sabuda shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Robert Sabuda. This lot includes three copies of Sabuda's Winter's Tale and one copy of The Christmas Alphabet. 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 3364

$225
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Anne Rice shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Anne Rice. Titles include: Interview with the Vampire, The Queen of the Damned, and Lasher (two copies). Each volume is complete with dust 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 3365

$25
This lot includes the group of decorative, antique books on theology and Christianity shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include: The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan, a salesman sample of Dwight L. Moody: His Life and Labors, Childhood Bible Stories: Doing His Work, Home: A Religious Book for the Family and A Golden Treasury for the Children of God. 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 3366

$15
Title: Flying and Popular Aviation - Special U.S. Army Air Forces Issue
Publisher: Ziff-Davis Publishing Co.
Printing Year: 1941 Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with gilt embossing and the original wrappers within the binding, this vintage magazine is a limited edition, with a tipped-in notice identifying this volume as number 371 and signed by the publisher, William B. Ziff. The previous owner's name, T. S. Harris, appears on limitation notice and is in gilt on the front board.

William Bernard Ziff, Sr. (August 1, 1898 – December 20, 1953) was an American publishing executive. He and Bernard G. Davis founded Ziff Davis Inc. in 1927. Following his death his son, William Bernard Ziff, Jr. succeeded him at Ziff Davis. Ziff Davis Inc. (ZD) was founded in 1927 in Chicago by William B. Ziff, Sr. and Bernard G. Davis. Throughout most of its history, it was a publisher of hobbyist magazines, often ones devoted to expensive, advertiser-rich hobbies such as cars, photography, and electronics. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is profusely illustrated in color and black and white drawings and photographs, including a fold-out piece. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" and contains 282 pages.
 
Lot 3367

$25
This lot includes the group of signed sports books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lots include volumes signed by authors and athletes from a variety of sports. Original signatures include: Danica Patrick, Bones McKinney, Armen Keteyian, Ben Green, Nelson George, Ray Evernham and "Jimmy the Greek" (Jimmy Snyder). 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 3368

$60
Title: Mein Kampf
Author: Adolf Hitler
Publisher: Hurst and Blackett Ltd.
Printing Year: 1939

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with a bright gilt Swastika on the front board, and gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce second impression of the English translation of Adolf Hitler's work. The work is illustrated with a photographic frontispiece. The volume shows external age/wear with a sunned spine, a bumped lower right corner of the front board, frayed cloth at the ends of the spine and minor moisture marks to the boards. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The front endpapers and title page exhibit light, scattered foxing. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 567 pages.
 
Lot 3369

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. This lot includes former library volumes which may bear corresponding indications such as stamps, handwriting, labels, card pockets, etc.
 
Lot 3370

$1600
Title: A Historical Discourse, Delivered Before the Citizens of Concord, 12th September, 1835. On the Second Centennial Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Publisher: G. F. Bemis, Printer
Printing Year: 1835

Condition/Details: Presented in a modern library binding of maroon cloth-covered boards and bright gilt lettering to the spine, and appearing with two other volumes, this antique work is a scarce copy of Emerson's first separately published substantial publication, preceded only by the pamphlet and broadside printings of his 1832 Letter from the Rev. R. W. Emerson, to the Second Church and Society. The rarity of this publication is said to be explained by the small number of copies and a fire in the town clerk's office that destroyed many of them.

In his Life of Emerson, Ralph L. Rusk writes that the Discourse "...amounted to his inaugural address as a Concordian..." Even with ancestral roots in Concord, and though having spent some time there, Ralph Waldo Emerson did not become a settled resident of the town until 1834. After initially boarding with his step-grandfather, the Reverend Ezra Ripley, Emerson purchased his own house. Some say that he did not feel accepted within the town until the early summer of 1835, when he was invited to speak at the town's bicentennial celebration. Rusk continues: "By the end of June, Emerson was engaged to prepare the oration. He spent some weeks in serious work. He borrowed the proof sheets of the local history Lemuel Shattuck was about to publish, hunted up survivors of the Concord Fight, and took quantities of notes...It was probably the greatest effort Emerson ever made at gathering and checking facts in the manner of a scholar...When Shattuck became nervous over the danger that things he contributed would be published in the address before his history could appear, Emerson tried to impress this benefactor with the extent of his own original investigations." It has been said that he "...went back to Johnson, Hubbard, 'Mourt,' Winthrop, Josselyn, Cotton Mather, and other early New England historical writers, and consulted printed town records." As Rusk states, "This meant that Emerson had made a serious attack on the available sources." The address was successful, and as Rusk writes, "probably no other subject would have served Emerson better as a passport to the good graces of the town." (Historical information courtesy of the University of South Carolina, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society and The Month at Goodspeed's Book Shop)

The text block of this volume is tightly bound with lightly age-toned pages which display light, scattered foxing. The title page bears a library stamp from a historical society and three light marks in pencil. This volume contains 52 pages.

Along with Emerson's Discourse, this volume is bound with the original work of Lemuel Shattuck, which Emerson used in his research, as listed below.

Title: A History of the Town of Concord; Middlesex County, Massachusetts, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1832
Author: Lemuel Shattuck
Publisher: Russell, Odiorne, and Company
Printing Year: 1835

Condition/Details: This volume is complete with the large folding map at its front. The map has been backed with linen, and remains in good condition with a few small tears located near the intersections of its creases. The title page has been professionally restored, and displays minor chipping at its right edge along with a library stamp from a historical society. This work is 392 pages. Bound after this title is Review of a History of Concord, from the North American Review, No. XCI, which is 21 pages in length.
 
Lot 3371

$50
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage literature in the dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include titles by Ellery Queen, Philip McMutchan, Zane Grey, Paul Wellman, Christine Weston and more. These volumes show well, with some tearing to the dust jackets. 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 3372

$130
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by P. D. James shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author P. D. James. Titles include: Shroud for a Nightingale; Three Complete Novels: Unnatural Causes, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, The Black Tower; and A Certain Justice (three copies). Each volume is complete with dust 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 3373

$60
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. This lot includes at least some first editions. Some authors represented in this lot include: Robert Crais, Campbell Armstrong, P. J. Tracy, Linda Fairstein, Tess Gerritsen and Jeffery Deaver. 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 3374

$80
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Providence, Rhode Island, shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes ten volumes of Early Records of the Town of Providence and four volumes of Index of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths Recorded in Providence, Rhode Island. 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 3375

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on the history of New England:

- The History of Portland, From its First Settlement: With Notices of the Neighbouring Towns, and of the Changes of Government in Maine. In Two Parts by William Willis - Dated 1831& 1833 by Day, Fraser & Co. - Two-volume set, in different library bindings. Both volumes contain fold-out maps, and volume two contains a fold-out engraving. The fold-out pieces show age/wear with tearing and chipping. There is a loose map at the end of volume two with pencil writing stating it should be between pages 156 and 157. This map shows extensive delicacy and wear.
- Maine in the War for the Union: A History of the Part Borne by Maine Troops in the Suppression of the American Rebellion by William E. S. Whitman and Charles H. True - Dated 1865 by Nelson Dingley Jr. & Co. - Library binding, contains frontispiece engraving.
- Rhose Island in the Rebellion by Edwin W. Stone - Dated 1864 by George H. Whitney - This volume is in a library binding, with the bottom two inches of the spine cover lacking. Volume contains the frontispiece engraving.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. The volumes in this lot are from the library of a historical society and contain typical stamps, labels and bookplates.
 
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