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Lot 3151

$300
Title: State of New York County Maps Showing State and County Systems of Highways, as Approved by Chap. 715, Laws of 1907
Author: N/A
Publisher: State of New York
Printing Year: 1907

Condition/Details: This large folio antique highway atlas is illustrated with folding color-tone maps. The index to county maps is as follows: 1. Albany, 2. Allegany, 3. Broome, 4. Cattaraugus, 5. Cayuga, 6. Chautauqua, 7. Chemung, 8. Chenango, 9. Clinton, 10. Columbia, 11. Cortland, 12. Delaware, 13. Duchess, 14. Erie. 15. Essex, 16. Franklin, 17. Fulton, 18. Genesee, 19. Greene, 20. Hamilton, 21. Herkimer, 22. Jefferson, 23. Lewis, 24. Livingston, 25. Madison, 26. Monroe, 27. Montgomery, 28. Nassau, 29. Niagara, 30. Oneida, 31. Onondaga, 32. Ontario, 33. Orange, 34. Orleans, 35. Oswego, 36. Otsego, 37. Putnam, 38. Rensselaer, 39. Rockland, 40. St. Lawrence, 41. Saratoga, 42. Schenectady, 43. Schoharie, 44. Schuyler, 45. Seneca, 46. Steuben, 47. Suffolk, 48. Sullivan, 49. Tioga, 50. Tompkins, 51. Ulster, 52. Warren, 53. Washington, 54. Wayne, 55. Westchester, 56. Wyoming, 57. Yates

The atlas shows light external age/wear with some frayed cloth at the corners of the boards and some slight staining. There is a piece of cloth missing towards the top the spine. The colors are vivid and the maps show beautifully. The atlas measures approximately 18" x 14 1/2". The maps measure approximately 32.5'" x 28" when unfolded.
 
Lot 3152

$90
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Concord, New Hampshire, shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes volumes on schools, churches, town 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 corres-ponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 3153

$80
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Joyce Carol Oates shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Joyce Carol Oates. Titles include: First Love; The Assignation; I Lock My Door Upon Myself; A Bloodsmoor Romance; Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart; You Must Remember This, Marya, Zombie and The Perfectionist and Other Plays. Some volumes bear remainder marks. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

 
Lot 3154

$130
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Sue Grafton shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Sue Grafton, and is complete with dust jacket. This lot includes at least some first editions. Some titles include: "E" is for Evidence, "H" is for Homicide, "J" is for Judgment, "L" is for Lawless and "M" is for Malice. 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 3155

$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: Augusta, Milo, Lisbon, Aroostook, Mechanic Falls, Milbridge, Ellsworth, Machias, Alna, Eastport, Passamaquoddy and Livermore. 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 appear in library bindings. Additionally, the volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 3156

$60
Title: The Works of William H. Prescott: New Popular Edition
Author: William H. Prescott
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
Printing Year: c.1874
Number of Volumes: 15 volumes

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to the spine, these antique volumes are a scarce collection of works by William H. Prescott. These volumes include: History of the Conquest of Mexico (in three volumes), Philip the Second (in three volumes), Conquest of Peru (in two volumes), Robertson's Charles the Fifth (in three volumes), Biographical and Critical Miscellanies and Ferdinand and Isabella (in three volumes). The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Each volume bears a bookplate of a previous owner. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2".
 
Lot 3157

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 3158

$130
This shelf lot includes the group of signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Stephen Becker, Seamus Heaney, Annie Dillard, Umberto Eco, Tim Parks, Robert Olen Butler, Tina McElroy Ansa, Oscar Hijuelos, W. P. Kinsella, William Price Fox, Zadie Smith, Lewis Nordan and Thom Jones. 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 3159

$15
This lot includes the group of ephemera and artwork shown in the corresponding image. This material features a variety of excised engravings and illustrations from books portraying landscapes, birds, plants, etc.; as well as an oil painting on canvas signed Noboo; and prints of classic artwork, including some pieces portraying Native Americans, among other items. 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 3160

$80
This lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern books on golf shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes volumes on the history and rules of golf, along with instructional volumes. Some titles include: Fore!, The Complete Golfer, Putting Made Easy and The Nine Bad Shots of Golf. This lot also includes the volume Lives of Distinguished North Carolinians (1898). North Carolina is home to the historic Pinehurst resort. 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 3161

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique botany titles:

- Nature's Garden, An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect Visitors by Neltje Blanchan - Dated 1901 by Doubleday, Page & Co. - Includes color and black and white full-page illustrations and photographs.
- Hortus Second, A Concise Dictionary of Gardening, General Horticulture and Cultivated Plants in North America by L. H. Bailey and Ethel Zoe Bailey - Dated 1941 by The Macmillan Company - In original dust jacket.
- A Gardener's Year by H. Rider Haggard - Dated 1905 by Longmans, Green, and Co. - Some moisture and sunning to boards and spine.
- How Plants Get Their Names by L. H. Bailey - Dated 1933 by The Macmillan Company - In original dust jacket, with sunning to the spine and covers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3162

$400
Title: Night Shift
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1978 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in bright red paper-covered boards with black cloth along the spine, this volume is a stated first edition of Stephen King's fourth published work. The volume includes the original dust jacket, with a price of $8.95 at the top of the inside front flap. Page 336 also contains "S52" at the bottom. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light wear along the jacket edges. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 336 pages.
 
Lot 3163

$375
Title: Notes on the State of Virginia with an Appendix Relative to the Murder of Logan's Family
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Wilson and Blackwell
Printing Year: 1838

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of Jefferson's important work featuring the index on the murder of Logan's family. The work features many tables and charts, one of which folds out. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards. The spine features a restored spine and endpapers. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The title page displays some tearing, including a tear in the middle of the page which runs from the left side to the right side. The title page has been restored and rebacked on archival paper. The title page bears some handwriting. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 363 pages.
 
Lot 3164

$140
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: Waitsfield, Stowe, Underhill, Wallingford, Topsham, Townshend, Springfield and Swanton. This lot includes information on marriages, town records and volumes devoted to church histories, among other subjects. 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 3165

$15
This lot features the following group of vintage magazine issues:

Titles: Popular Mechanics
Issue Dates: 1940's-1960's
Approximate Number of Issues: 45

Notes: Included in this lot are an assortment of Popular Mechanics from the 1940s-1960s, as well as issues of Popular Sports, Popular Science and more. These magazines show well with colorful front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, tearing, wear along the spines, etc.
 
Lot 3166

$700
Title: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: Bernard Lintot
Printing Year: 1721

Condition/Details: Bound in brown pebbled cloth with gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this antique volume is a collection of Geoffrey Chaucer's work, compiled by John Urry, with a biography of the author's life and a preface giving an account of this edition. This volume contains the first appearance of three previously unpublished Canterbury Tales: "The Pardoner," "The Merchant's Second Tale" and the "Coke's Tale of Gamelyn."

John Urry (1666 – 1715) was a noted literary editor and medieval scholar of Scottish family. Matriculating from Christ Church, Oxford on June 30, 1682, he was elected to a studentship, but fought against Monmouth and would not swear the oath of allegiance to William III on his accession, thereby losing his studentship.

At the end of 1711, Christ Church's dean Francis Atterbury convinced a reluctant Urry to edit a proposed new edition of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Though the work was incomplete on Urry's death four years later and had to be completed and revised by Timothy and William Thomas, Urry's work on it - the first edition of Chaucer to be entirely in Roman type – posthumously made his name. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work contains two engraved frontispiece portraits, one of Chaucer and one of Urry, and engravings throughout. The volume has been rebound, with later boards and spine. The front and rear boards are detached. Professional restoration is apparent, with the frontispiece of Urry having been mounted on later paper. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 10" x 15 1/2" and contains 626 pages, with a 78 page glossary at the end.
 
Lot 3167

$175
Title: The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State
Author: Henry M. Stanley
Publisher: Harper and Brothers
Printing Year: 1885
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering and brightly-colored illustrations across the front boards and along the spine, this antique set is a scarce description of the author's exploration of the Congo. Sir Henry Morton Stanley, born John Rowlands (1841 – 1904), was a Welsh journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone. The work is illustrated with more than one hundred full-page and text illustrations, two large maps (one in each rear pocket), and several smaller maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear with bumped corners and minor soiling of the boards and spines. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The large folding maps located at the rear of each volume are in excellent condition. The map in volume exhibits one small tear in the lower right corner. The map in volume two displays some small tears at the juncture of some folds. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9".
 
Lot 3168

$60
Title: Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866
Author: Augustus D. Ayling
Publisher: Augustus D. Ayling
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter-leather with black cloth-covered boards, and with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce Civil War register signed by Horatio King, Postmaster General of the United States under James Buchanan. The front flyleaf bears an original inscription and signature of Horatio King. The volume shows external age/wear with flaking leather at the corners of the boards and along the spine. The boards have started to separate from the spine. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. A scarce presentation copy of this volume. The book measures approximately 10" x 13" and contains 1347 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications.
 
Lot 3169

$30
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage photographs shown in the corresponding image. These photographs include an assortment of families, weddings and photographs of West Point and the Masons, Amos Lodge 226. Many of the family photographs show families or couples beside their cars, barns and houses. Several of the photographs in this lot are framed. 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 3170

$30
This lot includes the group of author-signed cookbooks shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Emeril Lagasse, Michael Pollan, Hoppin' John Taylor, Ruth Reichl, Dixie Hall, Doris Christopher, Anne Byrn Phillips and Jamie Oliver. 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 3171

$80
Title: The Testament
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Doubleday
Printing Year: 1999

Condition/Details: Bound in full brown leather with a gilt facsimile signature of John Grisham on the front board, and with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine, this scarce, author-signed first edition is one of a limited 500 copies. This volume is numbered 313/500. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This volume is in like-new condition and is complete with cloth-covered slipcase. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 435 pages.
 
Lot 3172

$200
This lot includes the album of postcards shown in the corresponding image. The album contains approximately 50 leaves with four postcards on each side, totaling approximately 400 postcards. The postcards in this album feature illustrations of a variety of locations around the world. The locations include: Washington, D.C.; New York City; Chicago; Minnesota; Maryland; Philadelphia; Canada and France, among other locations. Many of the postcards have been used, with some containing messages dated 1918 from an overseas soldier.

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 3173

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

- Paradise Lost by John Milton - Undated by Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co. - This volume displays signs of age/wear with soiled boards and rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards. The lower section of the spine cover is partially detached. The lower right corner of the text block displays moisture marks. The hinge has cracked between pages 160 and 161.
- Inferno by Dante Alighieri (translated by Rev. Henry Francis Cary) - Undated by Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co. - This volume displays signs of age/wear with rubbing to the corners and surfaces of the boards. The spine cover displays frayed cloth at both ends. The signatures containing pages 36-112 have started to detach from the text block.
- Purgatory and Paradise by Dante Alighieri (translated by Rev. Henry Francis Cary) - Undated by Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes bear a bookplate of a previous owner.
 
Lot 3174

$80
Title: The Fine Art of Salad Gardening
Author: E. Annie Proulx
Publisher: Rodale Press
Printing Year: 1985

Condition/Details: Bound in orange paper-covered boards with bright silver lettering to the spine, and complete with dust jacket, this volume is a scarce, signed non-fiction work by E. Annie Proulx. This volume features a bookplate on the front flyleaf which bears an original signature of author E. Annie Proulx. The bookplate is also accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and a "Certified Authentic" sticker from GAI Global has been affixed to the bookplate, with both having matching certification numbers.

Edna Annie Proulx (born August 22, 1935) is an American journalist and author. Her second novel, The Shipping News (1993), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for fiction in 1994, and was made into a film in 2001. Her short story Brokeback Mountain was adapted as an Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning major motion picture released in 2005. She won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her first novel, Postcards. She has written most of her stories and books simply as Annie Proulx, but has also used the names E. Annie Proulx and E.A. Proulx. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work features many illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9 3/4" and contains 210 pages.
 
Lot 3175

$40
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Patricia Cornwell shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Patricia Cornwell, and is complete with dust jacket. This lot includes at least some first editions. Some titles include: The Front, At Risk, Southern Cross, Book of the Dead and Predator. 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 3176

$30
Title: History of Merrimack and Belknap Counties, New Hampshire
Editor: D. Hamilton Hurd
Publisher: J. W. Lewis & Co.
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather with maroon cloth-covered boards, and featuring bright gilt designs to the front board, gilt lettering to the spine, and full gilt to the edge of the text block, this antique volumes is a scarce illustrated history of Merrimack and Belknap Counties. The work is illustrated with many tissue-guarded engravings of prominent citizens. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the extremities of the spine and boards, and with flaking of the leather on the boards and spine. The boards have started to separate from the spine. The preface page is detached and present. The text block is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 11 1/4" and contains 915 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications, including stamps and spine label.
 
Lot 3177

$120
Title: The New Banjo School: Being a Simplified Method for Learning the Banjo Without Notes or a Master
Author: Louisa Dewhurst
Publisher: Louisa Dewhurst
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter-leather with blue paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce instructional book for playing the banjo. The work features many illustrations and pieces of music. The volume shows external age/wear with loss of leather, half of the spine cover lacking, moisture marks to both boards, soiling of the boards and rubbing to the extremities of the boards. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The upper right corner of pages 23 and 24 is no longer present. A publisher's sticker is present on the title page. The illustrations display well, remaining bright and clean. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11 3/4" and contains 94 pages.
 
Lot 3178

$30
This lot includes the group of antique decorative books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot feature decorative characteristics such as bright gilt lettering along their spines or gilt-edged text blocks, among others. Authors represented in this lot include: John Ruskin, Henry Van Dyke, C. D. Warner and John S. C. Abbott, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3179

$80
Title: Going Against the Wind: A Pictorial History of African-Americans in Atlanta
Edited by: Herman "Skip" Mason, Jr.
Publisher: Longstreet Press
Printing Year: 1992

Condition/Details: Bound in brown leather with a pictorial illustration affixed to the front cover, and with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce, signed limited edition work on the African-American history of Atlanta. This volume bears original signatures of Hank Aaron, Maynard Jackson, John Lewis, Andrew Young, Jean Young and Skip Mason. The work is illustrated with many photographs and is complete with cloth-covered slipcase. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/2" and contains 254 pages.
 
Lot 3180

$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 author or subject. Authors and subjects represented in this lot include: Al Franken, Patrika Darbo, Steven R. Schirripa, Henry Winkler, John Turturro, Chuck Barris, Gene Wilder and Nikki Sixx. 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 3181

$70
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: Adam, Untamed Cinema, The Head Mistress, Gags, True, Hunting Adventures, Cavalier, Man's Magazine, Men, Sir!, Fury, Man's Illustrated, Man's Conquest, and Battle Cry
Issue Dates: 1940s - 1970s
Approximate Number of Issues: 15

Notes: This lot features an assortment of magazines for men, included several erotic and risqué pieces. These magazines show very nicely with handsome color front and rear covers. Also included is a set of playing cards featuring topless women. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, moisture indications and creasing.
 
Lot 3182

$200
Title: The Personal History of David Copperfield
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Bradbury and Evans
Printing Year: 1850

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather (green) with paper-covered boards, this volume features marbled endpapers and a decorative spine with gilt lettering and raised bands. This antique volume represents a bound first edition of this classic by Dickens. Issue points include: "screwed" for "screamed" on page 132, line 20; Chapter XXVII is on page 282 rather than page 283 as listed in the table of contents; on pages 16 and 225, lines 1 and 22, respectively, both read "recal" rather than "recall"; on page 19, line 39 reads "cha pter ; ut"; on page 387, line 45 reads "corroboration" rather than "corroboration"; on page 472, line 37 has no closing of the quotation marks; and the first state of the engraved vignette title page (dated) is present. The work is illustrated with 38 full-page illustrations by H. K. Browne (also known as "Phiz"), with frontispiece and vignette title page. All called-for illustrations are present.

The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards and spine. Many signatures have started to separate from the spine. The volume is bound with age-toned pages which display foxing throughout. Pages 63 and 64 display small tears. A bookplate of Dudley Costello is present inside the front board. Overall, this is an handsome, scarce first edition of Dickens. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 624 pages.
 
Lot 3183

$25
This lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes The Magazine of Art; New York at Gettysburg; Humour, Wit, and Satire of the 17th Century; Flashlights in the Jungle; Life and Reminiscences of G. Doré; First Lady; The Truth About My Friends, The English Reader and Our Smallest Servants: The Story of Fermentation, which is in its original (unopened) packaging from Pfizer. 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 3184

$30
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by James Patterson shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of James Patterson, and is complete with dust jacket. Titles include: Honeymoon, Hide & Seek, The Beach House, Judge & Jury, The Lake House, The Jester and Roses Are Red. 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 3185

$90
This lot includes the group of antique Theodore Roosevelt-related ephemera and books shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a Staffordshire blue commemorative plate of Roosevelt, US flag buntings apparently used in parades for Theodore Roosevelt, and newspaper clippings on Roosevelt and the assassination of William McKinley. Books include a 1906 printing of The Roosevelt Bears, Their Travels and Adventures and memorials from the funerals of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, among other titles on Roosevelt.

These items were consigned with the material from the estate of William Howland, and many of the items are from the original estate. Mr. Howland was a member of the New York State Assembly from Cayuga County's second district in 1883 and 1884. The Howland family arrived in Central New York in the late 1790s and became an important influence in Cayuga County, with William's father running a successful country store, William serving as a representative in the government and as a judge, among other key roles, and his sister, Emily, active in women's suffrage and the abolitionist movement. The family also played an active role in the Quaker community of the region.

Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3186

$55
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 history of religious groups, Quakers, newspapers and various towns throughout New England. 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 3187

$130
Title: The English Roses Collection Limited Edition Box Set
Author: Madonna
Publisher: Callaway Editions
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Presented in this lot is The English Roses Collection Limited Edition Box Set. This set includes a personally autographed letter from Madonna, a giclée digital print on Somerset fine-milled paper which has been signed by illustrator Stacy Peterson and first edition copies of Madonna's The English Roses and The English Roses: Too Good to Be True. This volume is number 212 of a limited edition of 1,500 copies. This set is in like-new condition and comes in a protective case, measuring approximately 9 1/4" by 11 1/4". The volume is complete with its original shipping box.
 
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