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Lot 3376

$30
Title: History of Ancient Land-Mark Lodge, No. 17, Free and Accepted Masons, Portland, Maine, From Its Organization in 1806 to 1880, Inclusive
Author: Stephen Berry
Publisher: Stephen Berry
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards, with bright gilt lettering to the front board, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Masons in Portland, Maine. The volume shows mild external age/wear, with a small stain to the upper right corner of the front board, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 204 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications including spine labels, a stamp on the title page and handwriting in pencil on the reverse of the title page.
 
Lot 3377

$90
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera and souvenirs from the Columbian Exposition and the Pan-American Exposition shown in the corresponding image. Items from the Columbian exposition include a small spoon, a pin with "Florida" at the top, an official souvenir postcard with original handwriting, and a cloth sample with a note stating it is woven glass similar to that worn by a Spanish princess at the Fair. Items from the Pan-American Exposition include a buffalo, two small souvenirs with pennies in them, a small frying pan with a buffalo's head, and a blue salt shaker with an image of the Temple of Music in Buffalo, where President McKinley was assassinated. Also included are two antique books on the Pan-American Exposition.

These items were consigned with the material from the estate of William Howland, and many of the items are from the original estate. Mr. 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 Cayuga County, with William's father running a successful country store, 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. The family also played an active role in the Quaker community of the region.

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 3378

$45
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, Tom Clancy, Scott Turow, John Irving, Walter Mosley, Larry McMurtry and Janet Evanovich. 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 3379

$20
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on world history 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 3380

$30
Title: History of Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Compiled by: D. Hamilton Hurd
Publisher: J. W. Lewis and Co.
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, and with full gilt to the edges of the text block, this antique volume is a scarce, illustrated history of Hillsborough, New Hampshire. The work is illustrated with many engravings of prominent citizens, and a color map. The volume shows light external age/wear with a sunned spine that displays some torn cloth. The volume is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Some pages exhibit chipping at their edges. Pages 249 to 250b are detached and present. The book measures approximately 8" x 11" and contains 748 pages.
 
Lot 3381

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of poetry 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 3382

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of New York State books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes come from two sets on the State's 1938 Constitutional Convention Committee, one being a revised report. These are ex-library volumes, with typical pockets, stamps and writing. The volumes show some external wear, with rubbing and moisture indications. 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 3383

$1050
This lot includes the autograph letter signed by former President Theodore Roosevelt shown in the corresponding image. This letter was written in 1883. The letter reads as follows:

55 West 45th St. New York
Nov. 29th '83
Respected Friend,
I am greatly obliged to you for so kindly sending me the information. The caucus will be held on Monday night, before New Years. You must be sure and be there. Is it asking too much to ask you not to commit yourself to any other candidate until I have a chance of again seeing you?
Very Truly Yours
Theodore Roosevelt

This letter is one of several in this auction that Roosevelt wrote to Mr. Howland in his campaign to gain the Speakership of the New York State Assembly in 1882 and 1883. These letters come from the collection of William Howland, 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 Cayuga County, with William's father running a successful country store, 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. The family also played an active role in the Quaker community of the region.

Before becoming President (1901–1909), Roosevelt held offices at the municipal, state and federal level of government. In 1881, one year out of Harvard, he was elected to the state legislature as its youngest member. Roosevelt remained in the assembly until, in 1884, his first wife, Alice Lee Roosevelt, and his mother died on the same day. The double tragedy caused Theodore to bury himself in his work and up to fourteen bills a day poured out of his State Assembly City Affairs Committee. Roosevelt spent much of the next two years on his ranch in the Badlands of Dakota Territory. In 1898, the Spanish American War broke out and he led a small regiment in Cuba known as the Rough Riders, earning himself a nomination for the Medal of Honor (which was received posthumously on his behalf on January 16, 2001). After the war, he returned to New York and was elected governor in a close fought election. Within two years he was elected Vice President of the United States. In 1901, President William McKinley was assassinated, and Roosevelt became president at the age of 42, taking office at the youngest age of any U.S. President in history. (history courtesy of Wikipedia and the White House website)

This handwritten letter is on cream-colored paper, with black ink. The letter is in near perfect condition and has been carefully stored. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 3384

$110
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in Rhode Island shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Pettaquamscut, Warren, Warwick, Scituate, Study Hill, North Kingstown, Pawtucket, Newport and Olneyville. 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 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 3385

$150
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800's and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues:

- L'Illustration edited by NA - Dated from January to June, 1891 - This volume includes many illustrations, including some full-page color illustrations.
- Niles' Weekly Register edited by H. Niles - Dated from September 1822 to March 1823
- Ballou's Monthly Magazine edited by NA - Dated from January to June, 1872 - This volume features many illustrations.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3386

$150
Title: A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005
Author: Annie Leibovitz
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with blindstamped titles on the front board and along the spine, this volume is a scarce signed work by photographer Annie Leibovitz. The volume bears an original signature of Annie Leibovitz on the title page. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear with signs of shelf wear and a small stain on the rear board and rear flap of the dust jacket which measures approximately 1/4" by 1/4". The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 13 3/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 3387

$55
This lot includes the group of books on the history of New Hampshire shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain information on courts, churches, town records and other related 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. 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 3388

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of war-related titles:

- Pilot Training Manual for Lightning P-38 by Frederic Arnold - Dated 1991 by Privately Published - In stiff paper wrappers,
- Research and Development of Assault Ships and Craft by Lt. Richard E. Davis - Dated 1966 by U.S. Navphibscol - Bound in original light blue paper wrappers. This volume provides a well documented history of U.S. Navy amphibious ships and craft from the first design concepts at the start of WWII through the most modern craft and into the distant future. Includes hundreds of photographs and engineering sketches.
- Index to Military Men of New Jersey, 1775 - 1815 Edited by Ronald Vern Jackson, Gary Ronald Teeples, and David Schaefermeyer - Dated 1977 by Accelerated Indexing Systems, Inc. - First edition, first printing.
- The Armor-Shield Bible - God's Weapon to Protect the Heart by various - Dated c1942 by Books, Inc. - A small volume of the New Testament, used as "A Companion For the Man in Service." Stored in the original paper box, which shows well with minor age/wear indications.
- From Huntsville to Appomattox Edited by Jeffrey D. Stocker - Dated 1996 by The University of Tennessee Press - In dust jacket, signed by the editor.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3389

$60
This lot features the following group of antique and vintage women's magazine issues:

Titles: The American Home, McCall's, Ladies' Home Journal, Good, Housekeeping, and U.S. Lady
Issue Dates: 1940s-1960s
Approximate Number of Issues: 35

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Featured in this lot is a chic fashion catalog from the 1966/67 season, Collection Elegance Paris, containing original cloth samples throughout. Most of the magazines in this lot are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, creasing and tearing.
 
Lot 3390

$120
Title: The Art Journal
Author: various authors
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
Printing Year: 1878-80
Number of Volumes: 3-volume set

Notes: Bound in brown pebbled cloth with three quarter leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique set is an annual journal published by Appleton. This journal was similar to the popular London-based Art Journal published by Virtue in its attempt to enlighten the general public in all areas of art. The work contains many full-page engravings by many of the popular artists of the time, portraying fine art, architecture, sculpture, and more from around the United States and the world. The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing to the leather and boards and moisture indications. A portion of the cloth and/or leather are separating from the boards of the volumes. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages, with occasional foxing. The books measure approximately 10 1/2" x 12 1/2".
 
Lot 3391

$80
This lot includes the group of signed pop-up books authored by David A. Carter shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author David A. Carter. This lot includes duplicate copies of more than one title. 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 3392

$70
Title: History of Newport County, Rhode Island
Editor: Richard M. Bayles
Publisher: L. E. Preston and Co.
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: In a modern library binding of maroon cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine and with gilt to the top edge of text block, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated history of Newport Count, Rhode Island. The work features many illustrations of prominent citizens and historic buildings. This volume also features a tipped-in photograph of a cemetery, along with handwritten notations of the burial plot owners. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 10 1/2" and contains 1060 pages. This volume is from a library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications.
 
Lot 3393

$45
This lot includes the group of handwritten record books and notebooks shown in the corresponding image. Included in this lot are:
- A handwritten record book that says at the top "The undersigned use this pool at their won risk. No minors may use this pool without first securing their parents' permission;"
- A one of a kind guest book from Hotel Arlington, of Schenectady, NY, with handwritten guest names dated 1901-1905;
- A handwritten notebook, titled "P.F.C.-L.E. Farino, 4th POTC, Proving Ground Illinois, US Army, Miss Mary Bilhorn, Miss Ellamae Corrington, with handwritten notes on military equipment and policies;"
- A handwritten school notebook; and
- A large-format book from the "Chicago Tailors' Association, Fall and Winter, 1917-18," with adhered newspaper articles covering most of the pages.

These volumes show age/wear, with moisture indications, boards cracked along the hinges, rubbing, handwriting, etc. 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.
 
Lot 3394

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are overall in like new condition, with mylar-covered dust jackets. This lot includes at least some first editions and some remainder volumes. 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 3395

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Patricia Cornwell shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Patricia Cornwell. Titles include: All That Remains, Blow Fly, The Body Farm, At Risk, Book of the Dead and Black Notice. With the exception of The Body Farm, all volumes are complete with mylar-protected 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 3396

$35
Title: History of Androscoggin County, Maine
Edited by: Georgia Drew Merrill
Publisher: W. A. Ferguson and Co.
Printing Year: 1891

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, and with full gilt to the edge of the text block, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated history of Androscoggin County, Maine. The work is illustrated with many photographs and engravings of historic sites and prominent individuals. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 879 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and may bear corresponding indications.
 
Lot 3397

$60
Title: The Works of Edward Bulwer Lytton
Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton
Publisher: P. F. Collier
Printing Year: Undated (c.1880s)
Number of Volumes: Complete 9-volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering and designs to the front board and spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of works by Edward Bulwer Lytton. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait in each volume. The volumes show external age/wear with faded spines, shelf wear and minor soiling. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/2".
 
Lot 3398

$120
Title: Lectures on the Principles of Surgery
Author: John Hunter
Publisher: Haswell, Harrington, and Haswell
Printing Year: 1839

Condition/Details: Bound in leather, this antique volume is a scarce collection of lectures from John Hunter, an 18th century surgeon, compiled and with notes by James F. Palmer. John Hunter FRS (13 February 1728 – 16 October 1793) was a Scottish surgeon regarded as one of the most distinguished scientists and surgeons of his day. He was an early advocate of careful observation and scientific method in medicine. The Hunterian Society of London was named in his honor. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume contains three full-page engraved plates following the index. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board detached. The leather-covered boards show wear, with rubbing primarily to the edges and spine. The label on the spine has been rubbed and is illegible. The text block is very solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 9" and contains 400 pages.
 
Lot 3399

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). The magazines in this lot include Liberty, Life, Mad Magazine, One World, Collier's, Post, Pathfinder, Hobbies and more. Included is a collection of vintage Life magazines from 1936-1944, with black, white and red covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, separating covers, creasing and tearing.
 
Lot 3400

$100
Title: Moses Greenleaf: Maine's First Map-Maker
Edited by: Edgar Crosby Smith
Publisher: The De Burians
Printing Year: 1902

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 Moses Greenleaf, published by The De Burians of Bangor, Maine. 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 includes letters, unpublished manuscripts, a reprint of Greenleaf's rare paper on Native American place-names and a bibliography of the maps of Maine. Of 201 printed copies, this volume is numbered 109. The work is illustrated with facsimile documents, manuscripts and a fold-out map. All called-for illustrations are present. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The illustration between pages 10 and 11 is detached and present. The signature containing pages 129 to 144 is detached and present. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 165 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indicators, including a stamp on the title page, and a spine label.
 
Lot 3401

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles featuring illustrations by Gustave Doré:

- Paradise Lost by John Milton - Undated by Cassell Publishing Co.
- The History of Don Quixote by Cervantes - Undated by Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co. - This volume displays signs of age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine. The boards have started to separate from the spine. The gilt designs on the front board remain bright. The illustrations remain clean.
- The Doré Bible Gallery illustrated by Gustave Doré - Henry Altemus - The title page and first page of the preface is detached and present. The boards have started to separate from the spine. The boards display some staining. The illustrations remain clean.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes bear a bookplate of a previous owner.
 
Lot 3402

$70
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Robert B. Parker shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Robert B. Parker and is complete with dust jacket. These volumes feature Parker's popular "Spenser" character. Some titles include: Chance, Small Vices, Double Deuce and Crimson Joy, among others. 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 3403

$325
Title: A Description of Tremont House, With Architectural Illustrations
Author: William H. Eliot
Publisher: Gray and Bowen
Printing Year: 1830

Condition/Details: In the original paper-covered boards with a paper label on the front board, this antique volume is an extremely scarce work on the architecture of the Tremont House in Boston, Massachusetts. According to research, this volume has not been sold at auction since 2000, and has only been auctioned a handful of times in the past. This work is the only edition ever published, and is considered a rare and important book, being the first monograph on an American building. This volume contains all 31 full-page lithographs, including a frontispiece of the building and one hand-tinted plate.

Tremont House (1829-ca.1895) sometimes called the Tremont Hotel, was a highly influential hotel designed in 1829 by Isaiah Rogers in Boston, Massachusetts. Notable guests included Davy Crockett and Charles Dickens. The Tremont House was a four-story, granite-faced, neoclassical building, located at the corner of Tremont and Beacon Streets, with its main entrance on Tremont. It incorporated many hotel "firsts," including indoor plumbing; indoor toilets and baths; reception area; locked rooms for the guest; free soap and bellboys. The Tremont House set the standard for luxury accommodations and was the model for many hotels built in major cities at this time. One of the most notable, also designed by Isaiah Rogers, was the Astor House (1836) in New York City. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with the front and rear boards detached and portions of the spine cover lacking. The boards show wear, with some of the paper separating from the boards, chipping along the edges and light moisture indications. The label on the front board has some black markings. The text block shows wear, with several detached pages and foxing throughout. This volume comes from the library of a historical society, and contains a label inside of the front board, as well as handwritten signatures of previous owners, and a handwritten title on the spine. This volume is a rare, complete work, with all original lithographs. The book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 13 1/2" and contains 36 pages of text, plus engravings.
 
Lot 3404

$90
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Manchester, New Hampshire, shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include information on local churches, prominent members of the town and a variety of 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 3405

$35
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes antique and vintage New York State maps. The maps in this lot include a wall map of Oneida County, published by The Rome Sentinel on linen backing, as well as several topographical maps of the State from Henry A. Van Alstyne and maps from the United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey. 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 3406

$110
This shelf lot includes the group of history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books come from several different multi-volume sets, including Hume's History of England, Beacon's of Light, an illustrated set of characters and famous events and a collection of the World's Best Essays. 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 3407

$300
Title: The Three Musketeers
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1894
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in red and brown cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering on the front boards and along the spines, this antique set is a scarce illustrated Édition de Luxe of The Three Musketeers. This edition was limited to 750 numbered copies, with this set being numbered 433. The work features 250 illustrations by Maurice Leloir engraved on wood by J. Huyott. The volumes show external age/wear with rubbing to the edges of the boards and some moisture marks to the lower right corner of the boards (towards the right edge of the text block). The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, which display scattered foxing throughout. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 12 1/4".
 
Lot 3408

$140
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's 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.
 
Lot 3409

$10
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: The Etude
Issue Dates: 1913-1950
Approximate Number of Issues: 25

Notes: These music-themed 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, tearing, loose covers, and creasing.

The Etude was a U.S. magazine dedicated to music, which was founded by Theodore Presser (1848–1925) at Lynchburg, Virginia, and first published in October 1883. In 1884, Presser moved his publishing headquarters to Philadelphia, and his Theodore Presser Company continued the magazine until 1957. Targeted as much as possible to all musicians, from the novice to the serious student to the professional, the magazine printed articles about both basic/popular and more involved musical subjects (including history, literature, gossip, and politics), write-in advice columns about musical pedagogy, and graded piano sheet music. Long-time editor James Francis Cooke (editor-in-chief from 1909 through 1949) added to its masthead the phrase "Music Exalts Life!", and the magazine became a platform for Cooke's somewhat polemical and militantly optimistic editorials. The Etude's sometimes conservative outlook and contents may have contributed to its circulation decline during the 1930s and 40s, but in many respects it moved with the times, unequivocally supporting the phonograph, radio, and eventually television, and embracing jazz by the late thirties. By the end, George Rochberg was an editor of The Etude (under Guy McCoy, who had succeeded Cooke as editor-in-chief after over two decades as an assistant), and the magazine's musical content became more in-step with the contemporary. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)
 
Lot 3410

$40
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes twenty volumes of Oscar De La Hoya's American Son. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Oscar De La Hoya, 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 3411

$130
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a large assortment of letters written to William Howland and the Howland family. These letters were written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by various members of the Howland family and other families and businesses. Featured is a letter with original dried flowers sent from the Coliseum in Rome in 1890. These items have been carefully stored, and show minimal age/wear, with creasing where they have been folded and fine 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 Cayuga County, with William's father running a successful country store, 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. The family also played an active role in the Quaker community of the region.

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 3412

$130
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: Wilton, Chester, Canterbury, Candia and Dunbarton. This lot also includes volumes on the history of Sullivan and Cheshire counties. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These volumes contain information on churches, prominent citizens and historical landmarks, among other subjects. 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 shaken bindings, loose boards, and detached and present leaves. 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 3413

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on the history and exploration of Africa:

- Emin Pasha and the Rebellion at the Equator by A. J. Mounteney-Jephson - Dated 1891 by Charles Scribner's Sons - This volume features numerous full-page and text illustrations, along with a folding map and fold-out facsimile reprint of the Mahdi's letter to Emin Pasha demanding his surrender, both located in a rear pocket. Both fold-outs have occasional tears along the creases.
- The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa by Horace Waller - Dated 1875 by R. W. Bliss and Company - The front board is detached and present, the rear board has started to separate from the spine and the spine cover is detached. This volume features many illustrations.
- Through the Dark Continent by Henry M. Stanley - Dated 1878 by Harper and Brothers - This two-volume set includes numerous illustrations and maps, including a folding map in a rear pocket of each volume. Volume one lacks pages 255 and 256.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
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