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Lot 3076

$90
Title: A System of Anatomy and Physiology, with the Comparative Anatomy of Animals
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: William Creech
Printing Year: 1791

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt lettering on the spine label, this antique volume is a scarce, illustrated medical work featuring lectures delivered in the University of Edinburgh. This is volume three of a three-volume set. The work is illustrated with many copperplates. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine. The upper left corner of the front board displays some moisture marks. The boards have started to separate from the spine. The volume is bound with age-toned pages, which display light, scattered foxing. The illustrations display well. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 467 pages.
 
Lot 3077

$225
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Salem, Sherburne, Bedford, Concord, Cohasset, Taunton, Sheffield and Holliston. 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, 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 3078

$90
Title: The Shining
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Doubleday & Company
Printing Year: 1977 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in tan paper-covered boards with black cloth along the spine, this volume is a stated first edition of one of Stephen King's most popular writings. The volume includes the original dust jacket, with a price of $8.95 on the inside front flap. The last page contains "R49" towards the bottom inside edge. The volume shows external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities, particularly along the cloth spine edges. The dust jacket shows wear, with a crease to the top corner of the inside front flap, a small tear on the top right corner of the front of the jacket and some moisture indications. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, and light moisture indications. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 447 pages.
 
Lot 3079

$350
Title: The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799
Author: George Washington
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1931
Number of Volumes: Complete 39-volume set (plus duplicate 9 volumes)

Notes: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of works by George Washington. This set was prepared under the direction of the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission and was published by authority of Congress. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. These former library volumes bear corresponding indicators such as library stamps, labels and light handwriting. The spine cover of volume seven bears some fraying cloth. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". In addition to the complete 39-volume set, nine duplicate volumes are included in this lot.
 
Lot 3080

$225
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: Haverhill, Jaffrey, Henniker, Jefferson, Hillsborough, Newcastle, Mount Vernon and Hampton Falls. 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 3081

$120
Title: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Printing Year: 1997

Condition/Details: Bound in blue paper-covered boards with black cloth to the spine, bronze colored lettering along the spine, and complete with dust jacket, this stated first edition is a scarce, author-signed first printing of Charles Frazier's first novel. This National Book Award-winning debut was the basis for the critically-acclaimed film of the same title. The work features pictorial map endpapers, a John Berendt blurb sticker on the front dust jacket, and the "man-woman" misprint on page 25.. The volume shows light external age/wear and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket features a protective mylar wrapper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 356 pages.
 
Lot 3082

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of Charles Dickens' books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books come from two collections of Dickens' work, including a set from publisher T. B. Peterson and the "Centenary Edition" from Chapman & Hall. 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 3083

$45
This lot includes the group of entertainment-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Featured among this material is a photograph of actor James Stewart in his military uniform, signed within the plate "Lieu James Stewart," stored in a gorgeous leather portfolio, which shows some wear with dark markings. Also featured are a distribution promotional poster from MGM for Our Gang, a small folio of "Motion Picture Star's Homes," and a program from the 1948 Ice Capades. Also included are a large selection of magazines related to theater, motion pictures and radio, a large collection of tickets to Lawrence of Arabia from 1963, and early issues of Rolling Stone Magazine from the 1970s and 1980s. 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 3084

$40
Title: Castine: Past and Present
Author: George Augustus Wheeler
Publisher: Rockwell and Churchill Press
Printing Year: 1896

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the front board and spine, this antique volume is a scarce author-signed history of the ancient settlement of Pentagöet, and the town of Castine. The work is illustrated with many photographs, facsimiles and maps, some of which fold-out. An original signature of author George Augustus Wheeler appears on the reverse of the front flyleaf. The volume shows light external age/wear with a sunned spine, and some light staining to the front board. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 112 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications, including a spine label and a stamp on the title page.
 
Lot 3085

$110
Title: Sketches Awheel in Modern Iberia
Author: Fanny Bullock Workman and William Hunter Workman
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in light tan cloth with pictorial Iberian-scene on the front board, bright gilt embossing and gilded top page edge, this antique volume is a scarce history of Iberia a peninsula comprised of the extreme southwest of Europe, including modern-day states Portugal, Spain, Andorra, the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar and a very small area of France.

The author, Fanny Bullock Workman (January 8, 1859 - January 22, 1925) was an American geographer, cartographer, explorer and mountaineer, notably in the Himalayas. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and usually travelled in conjunction with her husband Dr. William Hunter Workman. She is the co-author, with William Hunter Workman, of Ice-Bound Heights of the Mustagh: An account of two seasons of pioneer exploration and high climbing in the Baltistan Himalaya (biography courtesy of Wikipedia).

The work is illustrated with black and white photographs throughout and a color fold-out map at the end of the volume. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The previous owner's bookplate is on the inside of the front board. The fold-out map is torn along the horizontal crease, approximately 3/4 of the way across the map. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 242 pages.
 
Lot 3086

$55
This lot includes the group of signed sports books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author and/or subject. Athletes and authors represented in this lot include: Mike Schmidt, Walt Frazier, Dorothy Hamill, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gary Sheffield, Joe Montana, Oscar De La Hoya, Martina Navratilova and Bill Farrell. 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 3087

$80
This shelf lot includes the group of science and nature 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, labels, handwriting, card pockets, etc.
 
Lot 3088

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of antique 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.
 
Lot 3089

$50
This lot features the following group of antique and vintage magazine issues:

Titles: Judge, Grit, The Roof Tree Magazine, To-Day's Magazine, House Beautiful, The Antiquarian, Good Housekeeping, Woman's World, and more
Issue Dates: 1910s-1930s
Approximate Number of Issues: 25

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with gorgeous front and rear covers, some in black and white and some in color. Included with this lot is a 1931 grocer catalog, The Epicure. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, moisture indications and creasing.
 
Lot 3090

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot come from sets of popular authors' works, including Washington Irving, Balzac, Charles Kingley and Wilkie Collins. 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 3091

$60
Title: Chinese White
Author: Gladys Oaks
Publisher: Melomime Publication Inc.
Printing Year: 1922

Condition/Details: Bound in thick paper wrappers, with an illustration to the front wrapper, this antique volume is a scarce author-signed limited-edition collection of poems accompanied by the illustrations of William Gropper. "William Victor 'Bill' Gropper (1897 – 1977), was a U.S. cartoonist, painter, lithographer, and muralist. A committed radical, Gropper is best known for the political work which he contributed to such left wing publications as The Revolutionary Age, The Liberator, The New Masses, The Worker, and The Morning Freiheit. In August 1921, Bill Gropper married Gladys Oaks, herself a contributor to The Liberator." The marriage proved to be short and turbulent, and in early 1924, Gladys became involved with another man and the pair separated (historical information courtesy of Wikipedia).

The limited edition statement page states that this edition was limited to 499 copies, with this copy being number 44. This same page bears an original signature of author Gladys Oaks. Oaks' inscription reads "Jenny / from Gladys." The volume shows external age/wear with chipped wrappers that display some age toning. The exposed tie at the spine has split into two pieces. The wrappers have started to separate from the text block. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The pages of text display some transfer from the illustrations. The illustrations display well and remain clean. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 12" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 3092

$200
This lot includes the group of books on New Hampshire town histories shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Claremont, Old Derryfield, Coventry-Benton, Dover, Baker, Franklin, Gilford, Coffstown, Peterborough, Alden and Pasquaney. These volumes contain information relating to local churches, landmarks and citizens, among other subjects. The volumes feature many photographs and engravings. 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 3093

$175
This lot includes the group of antique photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes tintypes, among other types of photographs. Included are three albums, approximately 50 photographs turned into postcards (some with handwriting and some without), approximately 15 stereo view cards of McKinley, Dewey, Lincoln, the Spanish-American War and more, and several loose photographs. 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 3094

$300
Title: The Double Helix
Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: Atheneum
Printing Year: 1968

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering along the spine, this vintage volume is a scarce signed work by one of the co-discovers of the DNA structure. This work is considered one of the 100 best non-fiction books by Modern Library. The work contains many photographs and illustrations related to DNA. The volume bears an original signature of author James D. Watson on the title page. The volume also bears a GAI Global Certified Authentic sticker on its title page, and is accompanied by a matching certificate of authenticity. The volume shows well, with light edge wear to the jacket. The spine of the dust jacket shows some sunning. The front flap of the jacket has been price clipped, and the rear flap of the jacket displays a small crease toward its upper edge. The text block is solidly bound with crisp pages. There is some handwriting in pencil throughout the volume. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.5" and contains 226 pages.
 
Lot 3095

$35
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Scott Turow shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Scott Turow. Titles include: Reversible Errors, Pleading Guilty, The Laws of Our Fathers, Personal Injuries, The Burden of Proof and Presumed Innocent. 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 3096

$90
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in Vermont shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Greensboro, Charlotte, Cornwall, Chelsea, Grafton, Chester, Cavendish, Glover, Guildhall and Dorset. 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 3097

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of Tom Swift titles:

- Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle or Fun and Adventures on the Road by Victor Appleton - Dated 1910 by Grosset and Dunlap - This illustrated volume is complete with dust jacket. The rear section of the jacket is separated from the spine section. The jacket lacks the lower 1/4 of its spine section. Other small tears are present near the edges of the jacket. The illustrated cover of the jacket remains clean and bright, and lacks the majority of the "T" in "TOM." A gift inscription is present on the front flyleaf.
- Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold by Victor Appleton - Dated 1917 by Grosset and Dunlap - This illustrated volume is complete with dust jacket. The dust jacket displays age/wear with some chipping along the edges, with some pieces lacking, and with a faded spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3098

$130
This lot includes the group of antique travel books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include travel guides from Baedeker's, Henry Winthrop Sargent, Ward & Lock, Grant Allen and a "Satchel Guide." The Baedeker's guides include volumes on Southern Italy, Great Britain, Belgium and Holland, the Rhine, London and the United States. The United States Baedeker volume was published in 1904. The volume is lacking the map of Central Chicago adjacent to page 346. All other maps and city plans listed in the table of contents are present. Some of the fold-out maps, including the map at the rear of the volume, show wear, with tearing and loose portions. (The other volumes in this lot have not been collated, but can be upon request. Please email us for more information.) The non-Baedeker's guides cover Europe, London, Stratford on Avon and Florence. Several of these volumes contain the signatures of previous owner's. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3099

$40
Title: A Gazetteer of the State of New-Hampshire, In Three Parts
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: C. Norris & Co.
Printing Year: 1817 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with a newly issued, handmade paper dust jacket, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of New Hampshire's gazetteer, providing geographical and statistical information on the state, descriptions of the counties and towns, and topographical tables. This volume comes from the library of a historical society and contains a sticker adhered to the paper dust jacket and raised stamps on the title page and last page of text. The volume shows external age/wear, with both boards detached, held together with the library-issued, handmade paper dust jacket. The front free endpaper is detached. Otherwise, the text block remains bound with age-toned, foxed pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 8 1/2" and contains 218 pages, followed by unnumbered pages of charts.
 
Lot 3100

$600
Title: Lingua Aegyptiaca Restituta Opus Tripartitum
Author: Athanasii Kircheri
Publisher: Sumptibus Hermanni Scheus
Printing Year: 1643

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards, this antique volume is a scarce printing on the Coptic language, a modern form of the Egyptian language spoken in Egypt until at least the seventh century. The volume contains translations of Coptic words and phrases into Latin and Arabic. This volume contains an intricately engraved title page, dated 1644, while the non-engraved title page is dated 1643.

Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680) was a 17th century German Jesuit scholar who published around 40 works, most notably in the fields of oriental studies, geology, and medicine. Kircher has been compared to fellow Jesuit Roger Boscovich and to Leonardo da Vinci for his enormous range of interests, and has been honored with the title "master of a hundred arts."

Kircher was the most famous "decipherer" of hieroglyphs of his day, although most of his assumptions and "translations" in this field have since been disproved as nonsensical. However, he did make an early study of Egyptian hieroglyphs, correctly establishing the link between the ancient Egyptian language and the Coptic language, for which he has been considered the founder of Egyptology. He was also fascinated with Sinology, and wrote an encyclopedia of China, in which he noted the early presence of Nestorian Christians but also attempted to establish more tenuous links with Egypt and Christianity.

Kircher's interest in Egyptology began in 1628 when he became intrigued by a collection of hieroglyphs in the library at Speyer. He learned Coptic in 1633 and published the first grammar of that language in 1636, the Prodromus coptus sive aegyptiacus. Kircher then broke with Horapollon's interpretation of the language of the hieroglyphs with his Lingua aegyptiaca restituta. Kircher argued that Coptic preserved the last development of ancient Egyptian. For this Kircher has been considered the true "founder of Egyptology", because his work was conducted "before the discovery of the Rosetta Stone rendered Egyptian hieroglyphics comprehensible to scholars". He also recognized the relationship between the hieratic and hieroglyphic scripts.

In his Lingua Aegyptiaca Restituta, Kircher spoke of hieroglyphics - "this language hitherto unknown in Europe, in which there are as many pictures as letters, as many riddles as sounds, in short as many mazes to be escaped from as mountains to be climbed". (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Following the title page, there are 12 unnumbered pages prior to the text with numbered pages. The first 30 numbered pages are consecutively paginated only on the right page. The pages numbered 20 and 21 are lacking. The pages are numbered through 622, followed by the index, which appears to be complete, going through the entire alphabet. Following the index, there are ten pages, appearing to contain an advertisement, an errata sheet and notes. The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards detached and the spine cover lacking. The text block contains age-toned pages, showing fine patina, with handwriting on the engraved title page. Many of the pages show moisture indications. Occasional pages are detached, including the front free endpaper and several pages of text. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 522 pages, plus index and an unpaginated section following the index.
 
Lot 3101

$90
This large shelf lot includes the group of world history 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 3102

$120
Title: Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt
Author: Colonel Sir Charles William Wilson
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1881
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter-leather with bright gilt lettering across the front boards, with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine, and with full gilt to the edge of the text block and marbled endpapers, this antique set is a scarce by the former engineer to the Palestine Exploration Society. The work is illustrated with numerous engravings on steel and wood from original drawings by Harry Fenn and J. D. Woodward. The volumes show external age/wear with rubbing to the surfaces, corners and edges of the boards and spines. The gilt lettering remains bright. The leather shows some scuffing. The boards show some light moisture marks. The illustrations show nicely, remaining bright and clear. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 10 1/2" x 13".
 
Lot 3103

$80
Title: The Halloween Tree
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Gauntlet Publications
Printing Year: 2005

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce, signed limited edition of Bradbury's illustrated story. The work features drawings by Bradbury and Joe Mugnaini. This volume bears an original signature of Bradbury on the title page, along with the limited edition statement. This volume is number 681 of a limited 750 copies. This like-new volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 11 1/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 494 pages.
 
Lot 3104

$200
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes fifteen volumes of Roger Moore's My Word is My Bond. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Roger Moore 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 3105

$60
This lot includes the group of US Military history volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include a biography of General Sherman, a volume of black and white photographs of America, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, Art and the Soldier and a large volume of Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War. 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. The Sherman biography is lacking its spine cover; and several of the text blocks are loose within the boards.
 
Lot 3106

$45
Title: The Story of the R. & A.: Being the History of the First Two Hundred Years of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews
Author: J. B. Salmond
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Ltd.
Printing Year: 1956

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with a bright gilt emblem on the front board, bright gilt lettering to the spine and complete with dust jacket, this vintage volume is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work on the history of the St. Andrews Golf Club. This volume bears an original inscription and signature of author J. B. Salmond on the title page. The inscription reads, in part, "With all good wishes from / J. B. Salmond / 29-August-'56." The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear with some rubbing to the edges of the dust jacket, and adhesive marks to the jacket at the lower end of the spine. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. Adhesive remnants are present on the front and rear boards and endpapers. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 256 pages.
 
Lot 3107

$35
Title: The World's Worship in Stone: Temple, Cathedral, and Mosque
Author: M. M. Ripley
Publisher: Estes and Lauriat
Printing Year: 1882

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in red cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering and designs on the front board and along the spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of 150 engravings of religious architecture. The illustrations are accompanied by descriptive text by M. M. Ripley. The volume shows light external age/wear with some staining to the boards and spine. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 13" and contains 176 pages.
 
Lot 3108

$120
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: Ashland, Amherst, Antrim, Milford, Alstead, Andover and Hanover. These volumes feature illustrations, photographs and maps, some of which fold out. 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 3109

$150
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by retired astronaut Edwin Buzz Aldrin shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Buzz Aldrin. This lot includes three copies of The Return and six copies of Reaching for the Moon. 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 3110

$110
Title: The English Patient
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Printing Year: 1992

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce author-signed first British edition of this novel by Philip Michael Ondaatje (born September 12, 1943), a Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet of Colombo Chetty and Burgher origin. He is perhaps best known for this, his Booker Prize-winning novel. It was adapted into an Academy-Award-winning film. The author's signature appears on the title page. The copyright page bears a complete number line beginning with "1." The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The illustrated dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 307 pages.
 
Lot 3111

$80
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage postcards shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of postcards from travel destinations, such as Germany; Panama Canal; Roswell, NM; Watkins Glen, NY; Atlantic City, NJ; and many more. The postcards are both used and unused. Also included is a collection of unused greeting cards and Christmas cards. 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 3112

$130
This lot includes the group of books on Maine town histories shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Bath, Gouldsboro, Georgetown, Gardiner, Blue Hill, Gorham, Fryeburg, Friendship, Hallowell and Bethel. These volumes include town registries, information on churches, vital records, and other historical information. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes are from the library of a historical society and may include library bindings. The volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
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