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Lot 3188

$80
Title: My Golfing Life: Told to Clyde Foster
Author: Sandy Herd
Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Co.
Printing Year: 1923

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering across the front board and to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce golf-related volume from "...one of the great Scots" (Murdoch). The work is illustrated with many photographs.

Alexander "Sandy" Herd (1868–1944) was a Scottish professional golfer from St Andrews. Herd was the club professional at Huddersfield Golf Club from 1892 to 1911. In 1902, he won The Open Championship at Hoylake. He was the first Open Champion to use the Haskell rubber cored ball. In 1920 he became the oldest runner-up in The Open before Tom Watson in 2009. Herd's appearances in The Open Championship spanned fifty years, his last appearance being at St Andrews in 1939, when he was 71. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear with some shelf wear, and is bound with lightly age-toned pages. The pages of photographs between pages four and five, and 188 and 189, are detached and present. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 246 pages.
 
Lot 3189

$30
This lot includes the group of antique decorative books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes four volumes of Library of Choice Literature, three volume of works by Thomas Carlyle and the illustrated Museum of Antiquity. 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 3190

$450
Title: Herzog
Author: Saul Bellow
Publisher: The Viking Press
Printing Year: 1964

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with silver lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce author-signed first edition, first printing of Saul Bellow's International Literary Prize-winning novel. "Saul Bellow (1915 – 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to have won the National Book Award three times, and the only writer to have been nominated for it six times" (courtesy of Wikipedia).

This volume bears an original signature of Saul Bellow on the front flyleaf. The volume is complete with dust jacket, with a price of $5.75 on the inside flap and no reviews on the rear panel. The copyright page bears the letters "MBG." This first issue contains the poorly printed initial letters at the start of each chapter. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket exhibits light wear with some minor tears along the edges of the rear flap and at the ends of the spine of the jacket. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 341 pages.
 
Lot 3191

$120
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: Provincetown, Barre, Salem, Quincy, Huntington, Bridgewater, Malden, Lexington and Barre. These volumes contain information on historic locations and the general history of the towns. Several volumes are dedicated to local churches. Included in this lot is a mid-19th century volume of a panoramic view of Bunker Hill, with the pages detached.

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 3192

$80
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Rhode Island shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes six volumes of Records of Rhode Island, with publication dates ranging from 1856 to 1861. The volumes contain records from 1636 to 1769. 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. Some volumes contains detached and present pages, with volumes three and four containing many loose signatures. 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 3193

$40
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Robert B. Parker shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Robert B. Parker. Titles include: Back Story, Now & Then, High Profile, Appaloosa, Double Deuce, Cold Service, Death in Paradise, Blue Screen and School Days. 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 3194

$40
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Paul Theroux shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Paul Theroux. Titles include: Half Moon Street, Fresh Air Friend, My Secret History, My Other Life, Ozone, Riding the Iron Rooster and Chicago Loop. These volumes are complete with dust jackets. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3195

$70
Title: Great Men and Famous Women
Editor: Charles F. Horne
Publisher: Selmar Hess
Printing Year: 1894
Number of Volumes: Complete 8-volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering and border on the front board, gilt lettering to the spine, and with full gilt to the edge of the text block, this antique set is a scarce collection of illustrations of prominent figures from history. The work features brief biographies of kings, Biblical figures, scientists, Founding Fathers, authors, intellectuals, artists, and other historical figures. The volumes feature numerous photogravure plates (mostly reproducing paintings and drawings of historical events) and wood-engraved illustrations within text. The volumes show mild external age/wear with signs of shelf wear and bumped corners, and fraying of the cloth at the ends of the spines. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The volume bear bookplates from a previous owner.. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 12".
 
Lot 3196

$80
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in X shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Clinton, Cornish, Columbia, Damariscotta, Newcastle, Corinna, Cushing's Island, Camden, Clinton, Cumberland and Friendship. 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 3197

$50
This very large lot includes the group of sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains sheet music spanning a variety of themes, and includes pieces for both piano and ukulele, as well as music books, 45 record jackets, and other music-related ephemera. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 3198

$50
Title: Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York
Author: John Romeyn Brodhead and B. Fernow
Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company
Printing Year: 1855-1887
Number of Volumes: 9-volume set

Notes: Bound in blind stamped black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce work on the history of New York State. The work includes several fold-out illustrations, including maps. This set includes volumes 3, 5, 6, 8-12 and 15. Volumes 12 and 15 were written by Berthold Fernow.

John Romeyn Brodhead (January 2, 1814 – May 6, 1873) was an American historical scholar. After graduating from Rutgers College and admitted to the New York City bar, he devoted himself principally to the study of American colonial history. In order to have access to the records of the early Dutch settlements in America, he obtained, in 1839, an appointment as attaché of the American legation at the Hague. His investigations here soon proved that the Dutch archives were rich in material on the early history of New York. At the urging of the New-York Historical Society, the state legislature appropriated funds for him to gather and transcribe documents relating to New York's colonial history from various European archives. Brodhead was appointed (1841) by Governor William H. Seward to undertake the work, and within several years gathered from England, France and the Netherlands some eighty manuscript volumes of transcriptions, largely of documents which had not hitherto been used by historians. He returned to New York in August, 1844. These transcriptions were subsequently edited by Edward O'Callaghan and by Berthold Fernow, and published by the state under the title Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New York. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

These are ex-library reference volumes, containing white numbering on the spines, adhered labels inside of the front boards, occasional stamps and other typical markings. The volumes show external age/wear, with moisture indications, sunning and rubbing to the boards and spines. Several of the spine covers are torn or show wear, and volume eleven has been restored with a new spine cover. Volume three has been rebound upside down. The text blocks are solidly bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 12".
 
Lot 3199

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

Title: Sports Illustrated
Issue Dates: 1970s
Approximate Number of Issues: 25

Notes: These magazines show well, with gorgeous color front and rear covers, featuring football, baseball, boxing, horse racing and car racing stars, as well as a 1971 bikini issue. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, moisture indications and occasional writing.
 
Lot 3200

$110
Title: The Elements of Medicine; or, A Translation of the Elementa Medicinæ Brunonis
Author: John Brown
Publisher: T. Dobson
Printing Year: 1790

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce medical work from author John Brown. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the extremities of the boards and spine, with leather lacking at the ends of the spine. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages, which display scattered foxing. The section of the fold-out table closest to the spine is the lone section remaining. From page 362 to the end of the index, the upper section of each page (towards the spine) displays water marks. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 390 pages plus index.
 
Lot 3201

$2100
This lot includes the autograph letter signed by suffragist Susan B. Anthony shown in the corresponding image. This letter is on the letterhead of the International Council of Women, Assembled by the National Woman Suffrage Association of the United States. The letter reads as follows:

Riggs, House, Washington, D.C., Jan. 16, 1889
My Dear Sir
Will you tell me just what suffrage for women was gained in Union Springs - and other places for which you, when a member of the New York Legislation, secured the passage of?
And will you tell me what vote or votes the women of Auburn are possessed of?
In Rochester women wish to petition the Legislation for some law that shall give to them the right to vote. Can you tell me the best method for them to adopt? - If you will help me on these points - I shall be greatly obliged.
Very Sincerely Yours,
Susan B. Anthony

This letter was written to Mr. 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.

Susan B. Anthony (b. Feb. 15, 1820, Adams, Mass., U.S.—d. March 13, 1906, Rochester, N.Y.) was a pioneer crusader for the woman suffrage movement in the United States and president (1892–1900) of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Her work helped pave the way for the Nineteenth Amendment (1920) to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. (biography courtesy of Encyclopedia Britannica)

This handwritten letter is on cream-colored paper, with black ink. The letter is in near perfect condition and has been carefully stored. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 3202

$45
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes fifteen copies of Gore Vidal's Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Gore Vidal, 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 3203

$110
This lot includes the group of author-signed books of poetry 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: Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Charles Simic, Seamus Heaney, Brian Jay Corrigan, Annie Dillard (2) and Robert Pinsky (5). 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 3204

$90
This auction lot includes the following two dog-related titles:

- The Naturalist's Library by Lieut. Col. Charles Hamilton Smith - Dated c.1850 by Edinburgh - This book is volume 18 from The Naturalist's Library, and contains Mammalia: Dogs--Vol I. The volume features many engravings, including many hand-colored plates. The boards have started to separate from the spine. There is some handwriting in pencil on the front flyleaf
- The Naturalist's Library by Lieut. Col. Charles Hamilton Smith - Dated c.1850 by Edinburgh - This book is volume 19 from The Naturalist's Library, and contains Mammalia: Dogs--Vol II. The volume features many engravings, including many hand-colored plates. The boards have started to separate from the spine. There is clear tape along the spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3205

$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: Hampton, Hampstead, Goffstown, Greenland, Francestown and Gilmanton. 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 3206

$120
Title: The Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Printing Year: 1895
Number of Volumes: Complete 16-volume set

Notes: Bound in salmon cloth with spine label and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a complete collection of Holmes' work, known as the "Riverside Edition." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He is recognized as an important medical reformer.

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Holmes was educated at Phillips Academy and Harvard College. After graduating from Harvard in 1829, he briefly studied law before turning to the medical profession. He began writing poetry at an early age; one of his most famous works, "Old Ironsides", was published in 1830. Following training at the prestigious medical schools of Paris, Holmes was granted his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1836. Holmes retired from Harvard in 1882 and continued writing poetry, novels and essays until his death in 1894.

Surrounded by Boston's literary elite—which included friends such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell—Holmes made an indelible imprint on the literary world of the 19th century. Many of his works were published in The Atlantic Monthly, a magazine that he named. For his literary achievements and other accomplishments, he was awarded numerous honorary degrees from universities around the world. Holmes's writing often commemorated his native Boston area, and much of it was meant to be humorous or conversational. Some of his medical writings, notably his 1843 essay regarding the contagiousness of puerperal fever, were considered innovative for their time. He was often called upon to issue occasional poetry, or poems written specifically for an event, including many occasions at Harvard. Holmes also popularized several terms, including "Boston Brahmin" and "anesthesia". (biographic detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show mild external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and to the spine labels and occasional moisture indications. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages, with some occasional spotting and moisture indications. The books measure approximately 5" x 8".
 
Lot 3207

$80
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Vince Flynn shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Vince Flynn, and is complete with dust jacket. This lot includes twenty copies of Flynn's Act of Treason. This lot includes at least some first editions. This lot may contain some remainders. 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 3208

$130
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in New Hampshire shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Littleton, Keene, Lancaster, Lebanon, Kingston and Laconia. 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 3209

$325
Title: The New Metropolis: Memorable Events of Three Centuries; From the Island of Mana-hat-ta to Greater New York at the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Edited by: E. Idell Zeisloft
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1899

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering across the front board and to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce exhaustive history of New York City. The work is illustrated with many photographs, engravings, maps and drawings, some of which are in color. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the surfaces, corners and edges of the boards and spine. The front board has started to separate from the spine. The rear board displays some moisture marks. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. There is some light handwriting on the front flyleaf. The half-title page bears a small 1 1/2" tear toward the top edge. The last map is detached and present. The book measures approximately 13 1/2" x 10 1/4" and contains 636 pages.
 
Lot 3210

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

- Helpers Without Hands by Gladys Davidson - Undated by Frederick A. Stokes Company - This volume features illustrations by Edwin Noble.
- The Dispensatory of the United States of America by George B. Wood and Franklin Bache - Dated 1845 by Grigg and Elliot - This volume displays rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine.
- Buffon's Natural History by Rev. W. Hutton - Dated 1821 by T. Tegg - This volume features many engraved illustrations. This volume shows advanced age/wear, lacking a portion of the spine cover.
- Souvenir of Scotland: Its Cities, Lakes and Mountains by Unattributed - Dated 1894 by T. Nelson and Sons - This volume features one hundred and twenty "chromo views."

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3211

$35
This lot includes the group of antique Spanish-American War histories shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes include two titles on Admiral Dewey, a title on the Philippines and a volume on War With Spain. 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 3212

$475
Title: Scotland's Gift Golf
Author: Charles Blair Macdonald
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1928

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the front board and spine, this antique volume is a scarce author-signed collection of reminiscences by Charles Blair MacDonald. Charles Blair Macdonald (1855 – 1939) was a prominent figure in early American golf. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Macdonald built the first 18-hole course in the United States, was one of the founders of the United States Golf Association, won the first U.S. Amateur championship, and later built some of the most important golf courses in the United States. Some consider Macdonald as the father of American golf course architecture (historical information courtesy of Wikipedia).

This volume bears an original gift inscription and signature of author Charles Blair Macdonald on the front flyleaf. The inscription features a warm Christmas greeting and is dated "25 Dec. 1928." This work discusses early American golf, the beginnings of the U.S.G.A., the history of the National Golf Links and Macdonald's design activities. The work features many illustrations, including some color plates and a fold-out map. All called-for illustrations are present. The fold-out map in the rear of the volume is in excellent condition. The volume shows light external age/wear, with frayed cloth at the ends of the spine and the corners of the boards. The rear board, endpapers and map have started to separate from the spine, with approximately 1/4" remaining attached. This volume bears some ex-library indications. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 340 pages.
 
Lot 3213

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of art and music 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 3214

$90
This lot includes the group of books on the history of churches in Providence, Rhode Island, shown in the corresponding image(s). Some churches include: Grace Church, Congregational Church, Central Congregational Church, 1st Baptist Church and Union Baptist Church, among others. These volumes includes yearbooks, covenants and sermons, 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 3215

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles authored by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore:

- We Were Soldiers Once...and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1992 by Random House - This volume, complete with dust jacket, and signed by both authors on the title page, is an account of Ia Drang--"The battle that changed the war in Vietnam."
- We Are Soldiers Still by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1998 by Harper Collins - This stated first edition is complete with dust and signed by both authors on the title page. This volume recounts the authors' visit back to the Ia Drang Valley. The lower edge of the dust jacket displays some rubbing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3216

$45
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes twenty copies of Martina Navratilova's Shape Your Self. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Martina Navratilova 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 3217

$90
Title: England's Bloody Tribunal; or, Popish Cruelty Displayed
Author: Matthew Taylor
Publisher: J. Cooke
Printing Year: c.1770s

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with marbled endpapers, this antique volume is a scarce account of the lives, religious principles, cruel persecutions, sufferings, tortures, and triumphant deaths, of the most pious English protestant martyrs. The work is illustrated with many full-page engravings. The volume shows external age/wear with detached boards that remain present. The volume lacks a spine cover. There is an inscription present on the front flyleaf. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages which display occasional scattered boxing. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 10 1/4" and contains 491 pages. Bound in the rear of this volume is The Substance of A Sermon Preached at the Dedication of the Catholic Chapel at Bradford, in the County of York, on Wednesday, July 27, 1825 by Peter Augustin Baines.
 
Lot 3218

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of athlete-signed hockey titles:

- Hockey's Golden Era: Stars of the Original Six by Mike Leonetti - Dated 1993 by Warwick Publishing Inc. - This volume bears six original signatures from former members of the National Hockey League. Athletes' original signatures include: Gerald Cheevers, Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Stan Mikita, Johnny Bucyk and Bernie Geoffrion. Each athlete has autographed their respective profile page in the book.
- Orr on Ice by Bobby Orr - Dated 1970 by Prentice-Hall, Inc. - This volume bears an original signature of Bobby Orr on the front flyleaf.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3219

$60
This lot includes the group of signed sports-related books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author and/or subject. Original signatures include: Bobby Thomson, Thom Jones, David Halberstam, Tiki Barber, Curt Schilling and wife Shonda Schilling, Bob Woolf, Robert Mankoff, Buck O'Neil, Bob Cousy, Ralph Branca, Phil Niekro, Sweet Lou Johnson and Bill Heller. 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 3220

$70
Title: Nailer Tom's Diary, Otherwise The Journal of Thomas B. Hazard of Kingstown Rhode Island 1778 to 1840
Author: Caroline Hazard
Publisher: The Merrymount Press
Printing Year: 1930

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce work featuring the journal entries of Thomas Hazard of Kingstown, Rhode Island. This volume is one of a limited run of 400 printed copies. The entries includes observations on the weather; records of births, marriages and deaths; financial transactions; "preaching friends;" and "neighborhood gossip." The volume shows light external age/wear with light soiling of the boards, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" and contains 808 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indicators.
 
Lot 3221

$175
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: Barnet, Bennington, West Randolph, West Brattleboro and Andover. 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 3222

$140
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: William F. Weld, Robert Olen Butler, Zecharia Sitchin, John Sedgwick, Michael Dorris, Zadie Smith, Judith Rossner, Vince Flynn, Jonathan Franzen, Richard Rhodes, Charlie Geer, Robert Stone, Jean M. Auel, Nuala O'Faolain, Carolina Garcia-Aguileria, Anne Bernays, Tim O'Brien and J. M. Coetzee, among others. 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 3223

$25
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Al Franken shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes nine volume of Al Franken's The Truth. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Al Franken. This lot contains at least some first editions. The volumes are complete with dust jackets. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3224

$1500
Title: Mein Kampf
Author: Adolf Hitler
Publisher: Berlag Franz Eher Nachfolger (Munich)
Printing Year: 1930

Condition/Details: This unique 1930 printing, the first edition to include both volumes of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, includes his signature and is housed in a deluxe custom binding. Features of this fancy private binding include boards that are covered in full leather with gilt tooling, raised bands on the spine, additional gilt tooling inside the covers, and marbled endpapers. At the time this private binding was commissioned, an extra leaf was added, featuring the signature. That leaf is of laid paper, likely trimmed from a document, and was bound-in as part of the custom binding process. Mounted on the front free endpaper is a bookplate belonging to John A. Vietor, Jr., author of Time Out: American Airmen at Stalag Luft I and owner and publisher of San Diego magazine. Signed copies of Mein Kampf are very rare and with the custom leather binding, this copy is truly singular.

Mein Kampf was the political manifesto written by Adolf Hitler. It was his only complete book and became the scripture of National Socialism (Nazism) in Germany’s Third Reich. It was published in two volumes in 1925 and 1927, and an abridged edition appeared in 1930. This second volume, entitled Die Nationalsozialistische Bewegung (The National Socialist Movement), was written after Hitler’s release from prison in December. The volume outlines the political program, including the terrorist methods, which National Socialism was to pursue both in gaining power and in exercising it thereafter in the new Germany. (history courtesy of Encyclopedia Britannica)

The volume shows beautifully with only light external age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. It is solidly bound with clean pages, no other writing or markings are present. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 781 pages of text, followed by a publisher's catalog.
 
Lot 3225

$120
This shelf lot includes the group of books of literature 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.
 
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