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Lot 3113

$130
Title: Portfolio of Life; or a Popular Study of the House in Which We Live
Author: Prof. Henry H. Rassweiler
Publisher: Western Publishing House
Printing Year: 1891

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with silver lettering to the front board, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated instructional volume containing multilayer chromolithographs of human anatomical structures. The multilayered chromolithographs feature human anatomical structures including the abdominal-thorax at front pastedown, the arm and leg at rear pastedown, and within the text the eye, the ear, and the head. The volume shows light external age/wear with some moisture marks to the front board, light shelf wear and some light staining of the edge of the text block. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. There is a previous owner's name and date inscribed on the first page. The book measures approximately 9" x 13" and contains 148 pages (plus index).
 
Lot 3114

$350
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include two sets from Appleton's, including 14 volumes of the Selected Works of Thomas H. Huxley, Westminster Edition and 15 volumes of the Selected Works of Charles Darwin, Westminster Edition. These books have bright gilt embossed lettering and design on the spines. The volumes show age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing. One volume of the Huxley set is lacking the bottom portion of its spine cover.

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 3115

$15
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes several antique and vintage scrapbooks. These unique scrapbooks include two Kennedy-related books, one of the Inauguration and one of Robert Kennedy; and a scrapbook of collectible travel souvenirs, including photographs and antique postcards from locations such as Buffalo, NY; Detroit and Dearborn, MI; and the Adirondacks. Some of these scrapbooks show wear, with separated boards and moisture indications. 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 3116

$20
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by E. L. Doctorow shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author E. L. Doctorow. Titles in this lot include: Lives of the Poets, Billy Bathgate, World's Fair and The Waterworks. 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 3117

$1100
This lot includes the autograph letter signed by former President Theodore Roosevelt shown in the corresponding image. This letter was written in 1882. The letter reads as follows: 55 West 45th St. New York December 19th '82 Hon. Wm Howland Esq Dear Sir, Many thanks for your kind letter. I thoroughly appreciate your not desiring to commit yourself; and of course I do not wish you to support me unless, on fully thinking it over, you feel that you can conscientiously and honorably do so. I am, Very Resp'y Yours, Theodore Roosevelt Written on the back of the paper is "Theo Roosevelt, Speakership." 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. The letter contains creasing where it was folded. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 3118

$175
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: Manchester, Keene, Lebanon, Kensingston, Wilton, Londonderry, Isles of Shoals, Hollis, Hopkinton, Lyndeborough and Holderness. 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 3119

$10
This lot includes the group of children's books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of antique children's books, several of which are disbound. Books include The Pilgrim's Progress, Tales of Wonder, Jolly Jingles, Strongheart, The Story of a Wonder Dog, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Our Navy, Three Little Pigs, Night Before Christmas and more. Also included in this lot are three complete puzzles, approximately 15 packaged Hoppy Bunny balloons, a baby book in the original box with some pages filled-in, coloring and activity books with some pages completed, 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 3120

$40
This lot includes the group of signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes were authored by, or feature as their subject, a variety of prominent people. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author or subject. Authors and subjects represented in this lot include: George Soros, Ralph Nader, Larry Flynt, Gore Vidal, Andy Rooney, Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Jerry Schilling, John Glenn, Lucille O'Neal, Gloria Steinem, Susan Powter, Bob Harper, Judith Belushi Pisano and Tanner Colby. 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 3121

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of books on the history of New York 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 3122

$150
Title: The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere
Edited by: Charles Knight
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
Printing Year: 1867
Number of Volumes: Complete 8-volume set

Notes: Bound in half-leather with marbled paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers, a marbled-edged text block, and with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine, this antique set is a scarce illustrated collection of the works of Williams Shakespeare. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece and numerous engravings throughout each volume. The volumes show external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, surfaces and edges of the boards and spines. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 10".
 
Lot 3123

$450
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a large assortment of antique, original bills and receipts from the estate of William Howland, from the late 19th century and early 20th century. These bills are handwritten, on original company letterhead for a variety of grocers, tobacco companies, shoe and clothing companies, seed companies and much more. Many of the companies in this group are from the Central New York Finger Lakes Region, including Ithaca and the surrounding cities. These items have been carefully stored, and show minimal age/wear, with creasing where they have been folded and some patina to the paper.

These 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 3124

$110
Title: Letters of Colonel Thomas Westbrook and Others Relative to Indian Affairs in Maine 1722-1726
Editor: William Blake Trask
Publisher: George E. Littlefield
Printing Year: 1901

Condition/Details: In a modern library binding of brown cloth-covered boards, with bright gilt lettering to the spine and with gilt to the top edge of the text block, this antique volume is a scarce, limited-edition collection of letters of the prominent colonial military figure, Colonel Thomas Westbrook. Colonel Thomas Westbrook's (1675-1743/1744) "...varied career included the role of senior New England militia officer in Maine. He was active during the French and Indian Wars" (history courtesy of Wikipedia). The work is hand numbered as copy number 30 of a limited printing run of 100 copies. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of William Dummer. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Pages 159 to 180 are detached and present. The rear flyleaf is detached and present. The frontispiece portrait and title page are nearly detached. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 196 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications, including a spine label and stamp on the title page.
 
Lot 3125

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of North American Review volumes:

- The North American Review and Miscellaneous Journal by Various Authors - Dated 1820 by Oliver Everett - This is volume two of volume XI, and contains July through October 1820.
- The North American Review by Various Authors - Dated 1831 by Gray and Bowen - This is volume XXXII, and contains January through April of 1831.
- The North American Review by Various Authors - Dated 1834 by Charles Bowen - This is volume XXXVIII, and contains January through April of 1834.
- The North American Review by Various Authors - Dated 1834 by Charles Bowen - This is volume XXXIX, and contains July through October of 1834.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3126

$100
This lot includes the group of signed Sue Grafton literature by shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes include several books from Grafton's "Alphabet Series," including a volume containing A, B and C, as well as volumes of I, J, K, L, M, P and S (including two volumes of each K and M). 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 3127

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's titles:

- Young America Budget: Selections for Young Folks by Unattributed - Dated 1887 by George Sully - This volume features many illustrations.
- The Spelling Bee by Unattributed - Undated by Raphael Tuck and Sons, Co., Ltd. - This volume features many illustrations. The spine of this volume bears clear tape repairs.
- Out Pet's Primer by Unattributed - Dated 1877 by Lothrop Publishing Co. - This volume features many illustrations. The boards have started to separate from the spine, and exhibit rubbing to their surfaces, edges and corners.
- Six Little Cooks; or Aunt Jane's Cooking Class by Unattributed - Dated 1877 by Jansen, McClurg and Company - The front board has started to separate from the spine.
- Polly and the Milk Route by Harriet Lummis Smith - Dated 1913 by David C. Cook Publishing Co. - There is some handwriting on the front flyleaf.
- Alone in London by Hesba Stretton - Undated by The Religious Tract Society - The signature containing pages 33 to 48 is detached and present. The boards have started to separate from the spine.
- Swallow Stories, No. VIII., Thanksgiving by Sallie Chester - Dated 1873 by American Tract Society

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3128

$80
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Monson, Monhegan, Hallowell and Harrison. These volumes contain information on local citizens, historic locations and the general history of the towns. 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 3129

$250
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on the history of the United States 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 3130

$200
This lot includes the group of 15 volumes of We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land, A Plan That Will Work, author-signed by former President Jimmy Carter, 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 3131

$250
Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Charles L. Webster and Company
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering across the illustrated front board, and with bright gilt to the spine this antique volume is a scarce first edition of one of Twain's most highly acclaimed writings. This volume contains the following bibliographical points of a later printing: the copyright notice is dated 1884 (BAL second state); on page 13, the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is correctly listed as at p. 87 (BAL second state); on page 57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the saw" (BAL second state); page 283 features the engraving indicating the fly on Silas Phelps’s trousers is a straight vertical line (BAL third state); on page 155, the final "5" in the pagination is slightly larger (BAL second state); the frontispiece portrait has the imprint of the Photo-Gravure Co. N.Y., and the tablecloth, or scarf, on which the bust rests not visible (BAL third state). This volume contains 174 illustrations, according to the title page. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The boards and the rear flyleaf have started to separate from the spine. The lower portion of the spine cover has started to separate from the spine. There is some handwriting on the first front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 7" x 8 1/2" and contains 366 pages.
 
Lot 3132

$130
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Rockland, Skowhegan, Scarborough, Steuben, Springfield, South Thomaston, South Portland, South Paris, South Berwick, Turner, Sanford and Norway. 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 3133

$50
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of New England shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain information on the religious history, colonial settlers, the economic and social history, and more. 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 3134

$130
Title: The Art Journal
Author: various authors
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
Printing Year: 1875-1877
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 leather are separating from the boards of the 1875 and 1877 volumes. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages, with occasional foxing. The volumes are lacking occasional full-page engravings. The books measure approximately 10 1/2" x 12 1/2".
 
Lot 3135

$40
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material features several items from the Central New York region, including three volumes of the Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Cayuga County from 1895, 1900 and 1901; an 1890 map of Rochester from Drew, Allis & Co.; cards advertising the Ultimatum cigar, manufactured in Ithaca, NY; a book on Handsome Lake and framed photographs of the Catskills region. This lot also includes a book on New York City, a miniature dictionary, a theater ticket from Paris, several pieces related to the Audubon society and more.

These items 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 3136

$80
Title: Atlas of the State of New York
Author: Joseph R. Bien, E. M.
Publisher: Julius Bien & Company
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: This unbound, antique volume is a scarce atlas of the state of New York. This work was prepared under the direction of civil and topographical engineer Joseph R. Bien. The atlas was prepared from "...original surveys and various local surveys..." based on the triangulations of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, United States Geological Survey, United States Lake Survey and the New York State Survey. The work features 36 color maps, 34 of which are present. This volume lacks map 10, of Ulster County, and map 35, of Buffalo. Notable maps present include those of New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, Albany, Syracuse and Rochester. The title page and page of "Explanations" are present and remain attached to one another, with the maps and index loosely laid in between the two pages. The volume shows age/wear, lacking boards and a spine. The age-toned pages and maps range in condition, with some displaying more advanced wear than others. While some maps minor wear concentrated at their edges, others display chipping, tears and soiling. Map 1, depicting the entire state of New York, displays some tape repair on its reverse. The atlas measures approximately 18" x 25" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 3137

$50
This lot includes the group of signed baseball-related books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author/subject. Authors and subjects represented in this lot include: Brett Butler, Duke Snider, Phil Pepe, Bucky Dent, Mike Schmidt, Murray Polner and Jack McKeon. 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 3138

$45
This lot includes the group of celebrity-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author and/or subject. Authors and subjects represented in this lot include: Tanya Tucker, Jill Rappaport, Wendy Wilkinson, Joe Perry, three members of The Sopranos cast, Dave Navarro, Lorrie Morgan, Roger Moore, Michael Moore, Marlo Thomas, Andy Rooney, Star Jones Reynolds, Jesse Ventura, Rosie O'Donnell and Tanya Tucker. This lot includes at least some first editions and remainder volumes. All volumes are complete with dust jacket. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3139

$90
This lot includes the group of antique decorative books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes display decorative features such as gilt lettering and designs, gilt-edged text blocks, and ornate stamping. Some authors represented in this lot include: Algernon Charles Swinburne, Thomas Moore, John Greenleaf Whittier and Honoré de Balzac. 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 3140

$50
Title: Amelie de Beaufort
Author: F. T. Delbare
Publisher: Ancelle
Printing Year: 1799

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather to the spine, featuring decorative gilt lettering and raised bands to spine, and with full gilt to the edge of the text block, this antique volume is a scarce French-language volume from author F. T. Delbare, known as an author of some political writings. This is volume two of a three-volume set. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece engraving. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" and contains 194 pages.
 
Lot 3141

$80
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Dexter, Eliot, Eastport, Bethel, Brooksville, Fayette, Foxcroft, Frankfort and Brunswick. 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 3142

$55
This lot includes the group of signed literature by Margaret Atwood shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Alias Grace, The Robber Bride, Cat's Eye, Life Before Man and The Blind Assassin. These volumes are first editions, first trade editions or first American 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 3143

$130
Title: Invitation to the White House
Author: Hillary Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 2000

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in brown leather with bright gilt lettering across the front board, and with gilt lettering and raised bands to the spine, this volume is one of 50 autographed limited edition volumes, with the signature of former First Lady and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the second front flyleaf. This scarce volume is a "FlatSigned 1st Edition." The work is illustrated with many photographs of life in the White House. This volume shows very light external age/wear with bumping evident to the lower corners of both boards, opposite the spine. The lower right corner of the text block is also bumped. The text block is solidly bound with bright, clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" and contains 311 pages.
 
Lot 3144

$130
This lot includes the group of books on town histories of Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Bath, Bethel, Berwick, Belfast and Dover. These volumes include information on shipbuilding, 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.
 
Lot 3145

$30
Title: An Ecclesiastical Register of New Hampshire, Containing a Succinct Account of the Different Religious Denominations, Their Origin and Progress, and Present Numbers
Author: John Farmer
Publisher: Hill and Moore
Printing Year: 1821

Condition/Details: Bound in the original brown paper wrappers and stored in a library-issued pamphlet binder, this antique volume is a very scarce, small work on the theological history of New Hampshire. This work contains a handwritten inscription "Francis Jackson Esq., With the respects of the Compiler" on the front free endpaper. The work is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece. This volume comes from the library of a historical society, with a raised stamp on the title page and the last page of text, and a label adhered to the front of the pamphlet binder. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with toning to the original wrappers. The volume is well bound with age-toned pages. The pamphlet binder measures approximately 3 3/4" x 6 1/2" and contains 36 pages.
 
Lot 3146

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of author-signed titles:

- 'Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt - Dated 1999 by Scribner - This volume bears an original signature of Frank McCourt on the title page. From the title page through page 19, the upper right edge of these leaves display some creases, and one small tear to the title page which does not affect the author's signature. This volume is complete with dust jacket.
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - Dated 1997 by Alfred A. Knopf - This stated first edition bears an original signature of Arthur Golden on the half-title page. Loosely laid-in this volume is a library program promoting readings of authors Arthur Golden and Nancy Huston. The program bears original signatures of each author. This volume is complete with dust jacket.
- The Benefactor by Susan Sontag - Dated 1963 by Farrar, Straus and Company - This stated first edition bears an original signature of author Susan Sontag on the title page. This volume is complete with dust jacket.
- In America by Susan Sontag - Dated 2000 by Farra, Straus and Giroux - This stated first edition bears an original signature of author Susan Sontag on the half-title page. This volume is complete with dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3147

$45
This lot includes the group of author-signed children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author or subject. Authors and subjects represented in this lot include: Matthew Reinhart, former Major League Baseball player Curt Schilling and wife Shonda Schilling, Dana Reeve and Marc Brown. There are some duplicate copies of titles within this lot. 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 3148

$120
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Norman Mailer shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Norman Mailer. Titles include: Harlot's Ghost, The Armies of the Night, Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery, Ancient Evenings (2 copies), The Gospel According to the Son and Marilyn: A Biography. The Marilyn volume displays advanced wear with some moisture marks located near the bottom of the spine. 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 3149

$375
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a large assortment of personal and business correspondence from the estate of William Howland, including financial documents, leases, mortgages, land contract, checks, school district paperwork and letters from Wells College addressed to Herbert Howland. These documents are from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and are original and handwritten or typed and signed. Several of the documents in this lot include paperwork signed by Emily Howland, including mortgage documents. These items have been carefully stored, and show minimal age/wear, with creasing where they have been folded and some patina to the paper.

These documents are part of the Howland estate available throughout this auction. William Howland was a member of the New York State Assembly from Cayuga County's second district in 1883 and 1884. The Howland family arrived in Central New York in the late 1790s and became an important influence in 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 3150

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books come from sets of various popular authors' works, including Thomas Carlyle, Victor Hugo, Balzac and Robert Louis Stevenson, as well as a set of famous American authors. 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.
 
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