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Lot 3038

$60
This lot includes the group of 9 volumes of The March, author-signed by E.L. Doctorow, shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in like new condition and are ready for resale, each with the author's signature. This lot contains 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 3039

$25
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a bound scrapbook and pages from a different scrapbook that are now loose, featuring excised plates and artwork, mostly dog and animal-related and landscapes. The excised illustrations cover a broad span of time, with some engravings dated to the 19th century, and other more modern prints. The illustrations portray St. Bernhards, Bloodhounds, horses, hunting with dogs, children, rivers, Boulder Colorado, an Asian winter scene and much 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 3040

$120
Title: The Farrier's and Horseman's Complete Dictionary
Author: Thomas Wallis
Publisher: W. Owen
Printing Year: 1795

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised spine bands, this antique volume is a scarce work on farriery. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the surfaces, edges and corners of the boards and spine. The front board and flyleaf are detached and present. The rear board has started to separate from the spine. The volume is bound with age-toned pages, with the first few and last few pages displaying some foxing at their borders. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 3041

$175
Title: A Time to Kill
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Doubleday
Printing Year: 1993

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with black cloth to the spine, and with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce author-signed first Doubleday printing of John Grisham's first book. Complete with dust jacket, this volume features an original John Grisham signature on a bookplate which appears on the half-title page. The copyright page features a full number line, along with "November 1993." The volume and dust jacket show light external age/wear. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 487 pages.
 
Lot 3042

$35
Title: History of Rutland County, Vermont
Edited by: H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann
Publisher: D. Mason & Co.
Printing Year: 1886

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards 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 Rutland County, Vermont. The work is illustrated with many engravings of prominent citizens. The volume shows age/wear with a split text block, several detached signatures, chipped pages, detached and present pages, and with half of the spine cover missing. The volume is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 10 1/4" and contains 953 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications including stamps, a bookplate, and spine label.
 
Lot 3043

$35
Title: The Old Schoolmaster, or Forty-Five Years with the Girls and Boys
Author: William Smith Knowlton
Publisher: Burleigh & Flynt
Printing Year: 1905

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing and pictorial design on the front board, this antique volume is a very scarce original printing of this work, depicting the life of a schoolmaster. This volume contains the author's signature on the front free endpaper. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and a photograph at the beginning of the text. This volumes comes from the library of a historical society, and contains an adhered label on the spine, a bookplate inside of the front board and a stamp on the last page of text. The volume shows well, with light external age/wear, including light rubbing to the extremities and sunning to the spine. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 269 pages.
 
Lot 3044

$150
Title: Stalking Big Game With a Camera in Equatorial Africa
Author: Marius Maxwell
Publisher: The Century Company
Printing Year: 1924

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt lettering to the front board, gilt lettering and raised bands to the spine, gilt dentells, and with gilt to the top edge of the text block, this antique, limited-edition volume is a scarce photographic record of "...incidents in big game hunting, incidents such as are found in the writings of well-known hunters." Maxwell sought to "...illustrate these experiences by actual photographs wherever and whenever fortune has turned my way, and given me opportunities to obtain an accurate shot with the camera instead of the rifle." The work is illustrated with 113 plates after photographs by Maxwell. This volume features a limited edition statement which reads: "Of this edition 568 copies have been printed, 550 of which are for sale. Of this number 250 are reserved to the United States of America. This copy is number 286." The volume shows light external age/wear with minor rubbing to the surface of the rear board, the corners of both boards, and the ends of the spine. The photographic illustrations show well, remaining clean and clear. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 11 1/4" x 15 1/2" and contains 202 pages.
 
Lot 3045

$90
Title: Who's Who in Major League Baseball
Compiled by: Harold "Speed" Johnson
Publisher: Buxton Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1933

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the front board and spine, this antique volume is a scarce presentation copy from former Major League Baseball player James "Ripper" Collins. "James 'Ripper Collins (1904 - 1970) was a Major League Baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates. Collins started his professional baseball career in 1923. He played in various minor leagues for eight seasons until 1930, when he hit .376 with 40 home runs for the Rochester Red Wings of the International League. His 180 runs batted in set an IL record. For that performance, Collins was called up to the majors. As a member of the Gashouse Gang Cardinals teams, Collins had a breakout season in 1934 with 35 home runs (a league-leading total), 128 runs batted in, and a .333 batting average. He also hit .367 in the World Series, which the Cardinals won in seven games" (historical information courtesy of Wikipedia).

This work features a collection of biographical sketches and statistics for all of the then-current major leaguers, as well as various executives, coaches and baseball immortals. This volume was presented by Collins to one of his friends. The front flyleaf bears an original signature and inscription of Collins which reads: "To My Good Friend Fred Adam / From James 'Rip' Collins / St. Louis Cardinals / 1933 / A Present from his wife Esther / for Christmas of 1933." The work is illustrated with numerous portraits of baseball players, executives and coaches. The volume shows light external age/wear with a moisture mark on the lower section (approximately 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" in size) of the front board. The lower edge of the text block bears a small section of red staining, which does not intrude onto the surface of any pages. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/2" and contains 544 pages.
 
Lot 3046

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of erotica titles:

- The Erotikon, Being an Illustrated Treasury of Scientific Marvels of Human Sexuality by Dr. Augustin Cabanes - Dated 1933 by Anthropological Press - Translated by Robert Meadows. Limited edition volume, one of 1,500 copies for exclusive subscription of adult students of anthropology. Author-signed in pencil.
- Kama Sutra Photographs by Lance Dane - Dated 2000 by Barnes & Noble, Inc. - In dust jacket.
- Saru e Naz by Robert Surieu - Dated 1967 by Nagel Publishers - In dust jacket.
- Eros Kalos by Jean Marcade - Dated 1962 by Nagel Publishers - In dust jacket.
- Yun Yu by Etiemble - Dated 1970 by Nagel Publishers - In dust jacket.
- Ananga Ranga, Stage of the Bodiless One, The Hindu Art of Love by Kalayana Malla - Dated 1964 by Medical Press of New York - Occasional external moisture indications.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3047

$55
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of advertisements, pamphlets, recipe books, calendars, a stock certificates and other business related material. Companies in this lot include Jell-O, Kelvinator, Al. Feder Furs, Grand Union, Buffalo Fertilizer, Sweetheart Soap and Winchester Tire Corporation. Also included are an assortment of vintage store posters, advertising specials such as "Free Cells With any one of these Flashlights," "Finest Quality Hack Saw Blades for Less," "Christmas Sale, Your Choice, any of these items for 9 cents," 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 3048

$110
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Vermont shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain information on influential people, historic locations, old houses and the general history of the state. 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, tape along the spines, detached or separating 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 3049

$70
This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including several military history books on the Australian Army, a history of World War I and the Franco-Prussian War, as well as histories on Britain in India and Virgil Morse. Also included is a children's book with illustrations from Maurice Sendak and a biography of Michael Theodore Silver. Also included is a Salesman Sample of Issues of '92 with Photographs of Our National Leaders. 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 3050

$80
This shelf 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. Some authors include: Jeffery Deaver, Peter S. Feibleman, Marian Fowler, Philip Kerr, Sena Jeter Naslund and Tim O'Brien. The books in this lot are 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 3051

$40
Title: Niagara Power: History of the Niagara Falls Power Company
Author: Edward Dean Adams
Publisher: Edward Dean Adams
Printing Year: 1927
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt across the front boards and along the spines, and with gilt to the top edge of the text block, this antique set is a scarce history of the Niagara Falls Power Company from 1886-1918, detailing the evolution of its central power station and alternating current system. The work is illustrated with drawings, maps and photographs, some of which fold out. This scarce work was privately printed for the Niagara Falls Power Company on the 50th anniversary of its foundation. The volumes show mild external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spines. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. These former library volumes bear corresponding indications such as card pockets, stamps and light handwriting. The books measure approximately 9" x 11 1/4".
 
Lot 3052

$60
Title: Alphabetical Index of the Births, Marriages and Deaths, Recorded in Providence
Author: Edwin M. Snow
Publisher: Sidney S. Rider
Printing Year: 1879-1882
Number of Volumes: 4 volumes

Notes: In modern library bindings of brown cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine, these antique volumes are scarce vital records of Providence, Rhode Island, from 1636 to 1870. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are bound with lightly age-toned pages. The front flyleaves, title page, preface, pages one and two, and some of the index of volume one are detached and present. The title page of volume one also displays some tape repair. The first few pages of volume three are detached and present. Pages 235 to 238 of volume four are detached and present. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 10 1/2". These volumes are from the library of a historical society and bear corresponding indications.
 
Lot 3053

$15
This lot includes the panoramic photograph shown in the corresponding image(s). This photograph features the "Stag Outing of the Stewart Motor Corpn., July 24-37" held at Walker's Grove. This large, black and white photograph shows all men, with the exception of a small girl near the center of the photograph. Several of the men are holding instruments, including a banjo and accordion. This framed photograph measures 28" x 9".
 
Lot 3054

$140
Title: Bag of Bones
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Scribner
Printing Year: 1998

Condition/Details: Bound in orange paper-covered boards with white cloth spine cover, this volume bears an original signature of Stephen King on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 529 pages.
 
Lot 3055

$900
Title: A Magician Among the Spirits
Author: Harry Houdini
Publisher: Harper and Brothers
Printing Year: 1924

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering across the front board and to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce stated first edition and is complete with the very rare dust jacket. "Harry Houdini (1874 – 1926) was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer noted for his sensational escape acts. He was also a skeptic who set out to expose frauds purporting to be supernatural phenomena" (courtesy of Wikipedia). The work, published just two years prior to Houdini's death, is illustrated with many photographs, facsimile documents and drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The dust jacket is in excellent condition, displaying some age toning, edge wear, and a creased corner of the back flap. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 294 pages.
 
Lot 3056

$15
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Anne Perry shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Anne Perry. Titles include: Ashworth Hall, Slaves of Obsession, Pentecost Alley, Cain His Brother, Traitors Gate and Half Moon Street. 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 3057

$40
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of photographs of classrooms and weddings. 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 3058

$200
This lot includes the group of books relating to the histories of towns in Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Newbury Port, West Springfield, Ipswich, Millbury, Dedham, Holliston, Worcester, Salem, Pittsfield and Buckland. Several volumes are devoted to church histories. 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 chipped pages, loose boards, detached boards and detached spine covers. 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 3059

$1000
This lot includes the autograph letter signed by former President Theodore Roosevelt shown in the corresponding image. The letter reads as follows:

55 West 45th St.
New York
December 15th '82
Hon. Wm Howland
My Dear Sir,
Allow me to congratulate you on your election and to offer myself as a candidate for the Republican nomination for Speaker. May I hope to receive your support?
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 shows well, with a small moisture indication above the salutation of "Hon. Wm Howland." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 3060

$90
Title: The Life of Samuel F. B. Morse
Author: Samuel Irenæus Prime
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1875

Condition/Details: Bound in brick-colored cloth with gilt and black embossing, this antique volume is a scarce biography of Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American contributor to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs, co-inventor of the Morse code, and an accomplished painter. This volume contains all 10 full-page engravings listed in the table of contents, including a frontispiece portrait.

The author of this volume, Samuel Irenæus Prime (1812–1885), was an American clergyman, traveler and writer. He was born at Ballston, N. Y., and graduated from Williams College in 1829. Three years later he entered Princeton Theological Seminary, was licensed to preach in 1833, and in 1835 was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Ballston Spa, N. Y. For a time he was principal of the academy at Newburgh, N. Y. In 1840 he entered upon the chief work of his life as editor of the New York Observer, a paper of which he afterward came to be the principal owner. His brother and then his son, Wendell Prime, carried on the editorship after his death. He was the founder of the New York Association for the Advancement of Science and Art, president and trustee of Wells College, and a trustee of Williams College. This volume is among several written by Prime. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing to the boards and spine. The text block shows some separation in the middle of the volume, where the string used in binding is visible between signatures. The pages show some age toning and foxing. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 776 pages.
 
Lot 3061

$200
Title: The History of the Navy of the United States of America
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: Lea and Blanchard
Printing Year: 1839
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in purple cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine, this antique two-volume set is a scarce first edition of Cooper's work on the US Navy. The work is illustrated with engraved frontispiece maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear with sunning to the spines, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages which display scattered foxing. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 9".
 
Lot 3062

$80
Title: Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont
Author: Hon. Hiram Carleton
Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1903
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Rebound in library-issued maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing and gilded edges, this antique set provides a genealogical history of Vermont, with "a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation." The volumes contain illustrations and portraits throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing and sunning to the spines. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. These volumes come from the library of a historical society and contain adhered labels on the spines, bookplates inside of the front cover, and raised stamps on the title pages. The books measure approximately 9" x 11".
 
Lot 3063

$225
Bound in marbled paper-covered boards, this antique volume is an original handwritten record of the "North Burying Yard" in the Boston, Massachusetts area. According to the handwritten note inside of the front board, "The original record book of the North Burying Yard of ___, this book is a verbatim copy. Was found in Boston with a member of the firm of CE Moody & Co Wholesale Grocers by Mr. George E. Carr, a grocer of Nolliston...." The handwritten volume contains financial records of people who supposedly purchased spots within the cemetery, followed by burial records of the cemetery, with name, age and year of death. The burial records are dated in the early- to mid-nineteenth century, from approximately 1806 through the 1860's. There is also a handwritten note dated 1916, which is the only record from the twentieth century and appears to have been written in the volume at a later date. A typed index is included at the end, with names including Bullard, Eames, Cozzens, Leland, Bigelow and more, see the image included with this lot for more names. The volume shows light external age/wear, with portions of the spine cover lacking and rubbing along the board edges. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. This volume comes from the library of a historical society and contains a tipped in slip identifying the library. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 9".
 
Lot 3064

$50
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by, or written about, celebrities shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective celebrity subject or author. Authors and subjects include: Rosie O'Donnell, Tanya Tucker, Gore Vidal, Larry Flynt, Michael Moore, Roger Moore, Lorrie Morgan, Travis Tritt, Star Jones Reynolds, Paul Reiser, Jim Belushi, Andy Rooney, Marlo Thomas, Hugh Waddell and Marty Stuart. 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 3065

$140
Title: We Were Soldiers Once...and Young
Author: Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway
Publisher: FlatSigned Press
Printing Year: 2005

Condition/Details: Bound in green leather with bright gilt lettering to the front board, with bright gilt lettering and raised bands to the spine, and with full gilt to the edge of the text block, this volume is a scarce, limited author-signed edition of an account of Ia Drang--"The battle that changed the war in Vietnam." This volume from FlatSigned Press is numbered 344 of a limited 2,948 copies is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity from FlatSigned Press. The volume is in like-new condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 412 pages.
 
Lot 3066

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Massachusetts directories:

- The North Shore Blue Book: Containing Lists of the Summer Residents of the Principal Resorts Along the North Shore from Nahant to Rockport by Unattributed - Dated 1908 by Boston Suburban Cook Co. - This volume features many illustrations.
- Beverly City Directory, Including Hamilton and Wenham by Unattributed - Dated 1936 by Crowley and Lunt - This volume features a fold-out map.
- Leominster Directory by Unattributed - Dated 1909 by The Price & Lee, Co. - This volume features a fold-out map.
- Hyde Park, Dedham, and Norwood Directory for 1876-77 by Unattributed - Dated 1876 by C. W. Calkins & Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes come from the library of a historical society and may bear corresponding indications such as stamps, labels, card pockets, etc.
 
Lot 3067

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles relating to United States and world history:

- The People's Illustrated and Descriptive Family Atlas of the World by Unattributed - Dated 1884 by People's Publishing Company - The front board and spine cover have separated from the spine. The rear board has started to separate from the spine. The front flyleaf is detached and present. The spine and text block display tape repair.
- The 1942 Harvard Senior Album by Unattributed - Dated 1942 by Harvard University - This volume displays staining to both boards.
- The Pictorial History of the American Revolution by Unattributed - Dated 1847 by Robert Sears - This volume features many engravings. There is a strip of brown tape running the length of the spine.
- In Darkest England and the Way Out by General Booth - Dated 1891 by Funk and Wagnalls
- James Hannington, First Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa: A History of His Life and Work 1847-1885 by E. C. Dawson - Undated by Anson D. F. Randolph and Company
- Hydraulic Motors with Related Subjects Including Centrifugal Pumps, Pipes, and Open Channels by Irving P. Church - Dated 1908 by John Wiley and Sons
- The Complete Carriage and Wagon Painter by Fritz Schriber - Dated 1910 by M. T. Richardson Co. - This volume exhibits some moistures marks to on both boards.
- The Autobiography of Jack Ketch attributed to Thomas Kibble Hervey - Dated 1835 by Edward Churton - The boards have started to separate from the spine. The spine cover is lacking and there is a strip of black tape running the length of the spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3068

$600
Title: Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States, in the Years 1813-14 and 15
Author: Mordecai M. Noah
Publisher: Kirk and Mercein
Printing Year: 1819

Condition/Details: Bound in full marbled leather with bright gilt borders to the boards, bright gilt lettering and designs to the spine, gilt dentelles, and with a marble-edged text block, this antique volume is a scarce work detailing Noah's voyage through England, France, and Spain on his way to assume the position as United States Consul to Tunis, which was the first overseas diplomatic assignment by an American Jew. "Mordecai Manuel Noah (1785 - 1851) was an American playwright, diplomat, journalist, and utopian. Born in a family of Portuguese Sephardic ancestry, he was the most important Jewish lay leader in New York in the pre-Civil War period." In 1813, Noah "...was nominated Consul to the Kingdom of Tunis, where he rescued American citizens kept as slaves by Moroccan masters. In 1815, Noah received a stunning blow; in the words of US Secretary of State James Monroe, his religion was 'an obstacle to the exercise of [his] Consular function.'" Despite his protests, and receiving much support from prominent figures such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Noah was removed from his position (courtesy of Wikipedia).

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, a full-page view of Algiers, a full-page illustration of a "Merchant Slave and Arab," a folding view of the "Fortress of Goletta Near Tunis," and a full-page illustration of Abdullah American Drogaman. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages which display light, scattered foxing. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 431 pages plus appendix.
 
Lot 3069

$40
Title: History of the Town of Antrim, N. H.
Author: Rev. John M. Whiton
Publisher: Steam Power Press of McFarland & Jenks
Printing Year: 1852

Condition/Details: Bound in library-issued pebbled cloth with three quarter leather and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a rare history of Antrim, New Hampshire, by the author of Sketches of the History of New Hampshire. This work is part of a bound compilation containing several smaller pamphlets, including:
Sermon on Temperance, Delivered In Antrim, NH, by John M. Whiton, 1845
A Half Century Sermon, Delivered At Antrim, NH, by John M. Whiton, 1838
A Thanksgiving Sermon; Preached In The Presbyterian Church of Antrim, NH, by J. H. Bates, 1856
"The Fruits of Easy Morals." A Sermon Delivered At The Presbyterian Church At Antrim, NH, by Rev. W. R. Cochrane

The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards detached and rubbing to the board edges and spine. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. This volume comes from the library of a historical society, and contains a stamp on the first title page and an adhered sticker on the spine. The volume also contains previous owners' signatures on endpapers, as well as adhered newspaper clippings relevant to the town of Antrim, and a photograph labeled as the Duncan Homestead and dated 1812. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4".
 
Lot 3070

$55
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes ten volumes of Charles Frazier's Thirteen Moons. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Charles Frazier, 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 3071

$130
This shelf lot includes the group of theology 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 3072

$20
Title: History of Washington and Kent Counties, Rhode Island, Including Their Early Settlement and Progress to the Present Time; A Description of Their Historic and Interesting Localities; Sketches of Their Towns and Villages; Portraits of Some of Their Prominent Men, and Biographies of Many of Their Representative Citizens
Author: J. R. Cole
Publisher: W. W. Preston & Co.
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather with bright gilt lettering to the spine, and full gilt to the edges of the text block, this antique volume is a scarce pair of county histories from the state of Rhode Island. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of prominent citizens, landmarks and homes. The volume shows external age/wear with a detached and present front board, and detached and present spine cover, flaking of the leather and rubbing to the corners, surfaces and edges of the boards. The front flyleaf and title page remain attached to the separated front board. The illustrations show well, remaining clean and bright. The text block is bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 10 3/4" and contains 1344 pages. These volumes are from the library of a historical society and bear corresponding indications.
 
Lot 3073

$130
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a large assortment of correspondence, documents and agreements from the estate of William Howland, largely from the time period when he was in office in the New York State Assembly. These documents include an assortment of handwritten letters from various assemblymen and citizens, as well as documents from various courts. 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 bills 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 3074

$80
This lot includes the group of books with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include The Mysterious Island, The Scottish Chiefs, Drums, The Boy's King Arthur, Kidnapped, and Treasure Island. These ex-library volumes contain a pockets, handwriting and stamps typical to library volumes. 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 3075

$70
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 best-selling author. Authors represented in this lot include: Clive Cussler, John Grisham, John Updike, Tom Clancy and John Irving. 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.
 
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