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Lot 3264

$90
Title: Julia's Casual Dinners
Author: Julia Child
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1999

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards with an illustrated front board and red lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce author-signed copy of this cookbook from culinary great Julia Child. This stated first edition bears an original signature of Julia Child on the title page. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" and contains 115 pages.
 
Lot 3265

$45
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the US Military shown in the corresponding image(s). Featured in this lot is a volume on the Blue Angels signed by author Brian Shul. Also included are titles on the 59th AAFFTD, the 9th Bombardment Group, the Flying Buccaneers and the 69th Infantry Division. 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 3266

$80
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Robert B. Parker shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Robert B. Parker. Some titles include: Love and Glory, Trouble in Paradise, Night Passage, Stardust and Pastime, among others. Each volume is 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 3267

$110
Title: Military Commission to Europe in 1855 and 1856
Author: Major Alfred Mordecai
Publisher: George Bowman
Printing Year: 1860

Condition/Details: Bound in stamped black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this scarce antique volume is a report detailing the two years of travel and study of European artillery and small arms development which was sponsored by the Ordnance Division of the War Department. It is said that this report exerted a great influence on American weapon design and construction during the Civil War. The work includes A Brief Description of The Modern System of Small Arms as Adopted by the Various European Armies by Capt. J. Schön, translated from the German by Captain J. Gorgas. The work is illustrated with many plates, maps and other illustrations, some of which fold out. These illustrations depict a variety of arms from a number of countries. The volume shows external age/wear with fraying cloth at the corners of the boards. Towards the top edge of the spine, a small piece of cloth has started to detach from the spine. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4" and contains 232 pages.
 
Lot 3268

$35
Title: History of Windsor County, Vermont
Editors: Lewis Cass Aldrich and Frank R. Holmes
Publisher: D. Mason & Co.
Printing Year: 1891

Condition/Details: This volume appears in a modern library binding of brown cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated history of Windsor County, Vermont. The work is illustrated with many tissue-guarded engravings of prominent citizens. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the surfaces, edges and corners of the board and spine. The spine displays some sunning. The title page, the ten pages, and pages 999-1002 are detached and present. The hinge has cracked between pages 440 and 441. The text block is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9 1/2" and contains 1005 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications.
 
Lot 3269

$35
This lot includes the group of antique Tom Swift books shown in the corresponding image(s). These illustrated volumes feature a number of themes, including: fire fighters, air gliders, caves, "airships" and locomotives, 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 3270

$70
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: Kitty Mather, Floy Steiner Bell, Matthew Sweeney, Louise Townsend Nicholl, Margaret Britton Vaughn, Marc Frederic, Jane Snodgrass, Robert Pinsky, Amelia Blossom Pegram, E. J. Pratt, Jill Scott, Verie Sandbord and John Dunning. 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 3271

$55
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Maine shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain information on the Charitable Mechanics Association, court records, Ezra Beal, churches and various documents related to local histories. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Advanced flaws may include 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 3272

$150
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature many illustrations, including maps and photographs. This lot includes books on historical homes, cemetery inscriptions and prominent town figures, 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 3273

$225
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes volumes from three series: Selected Library of Modern Science, Life and Letters of Thomas Huxley and Synthetic Philosophy of Herbert Spencer. 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 3274

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of antique history and reference 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 3275

$80
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Each volume features decorative leather binding with gilt designs on the boards, gilt lettering and raised bands to the spine, and full gilt to the edge of the text block. Authors represented in this lot include: Gail Godwin, Muriel Spark, Wright Morris, Jan Morris, Alison Lurie, Gay Talese and Joseph 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 3276

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes come from sets of The Waverly Novels of Sir Walter Scott, the "Cambridge Edition" of Goethe's works, a set of William Thackeray's work. These volumes are ex-library books, with typical pockets, stamps and writing. The volumes show age/wear, with sunning, rubbing and some separation of spine covers. 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 3277

$50
This large 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.
 
Lot 3278

$100
Title: The Works of George Eliot
Author: George Eliot
Publisher: Estes and Lauriat
Printing Year: Undated (c.1890)
Number of Volumes: Complete 12-volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards, decorative gilt lettering and designs to the spine, and with raised spine bands, this antique set is a scarce collection of writings by George Eliot. The work features a frontispiece illustration in each volume. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. This lot includes the following titles: Clerical Life, Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Essays-Miscellanies, Felix Holt, Poems, Middlemarch (in two volumes), Romola (in two volumes, volume two also contains Silas Marner), and Daniel Deronda (in two volumes). The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4".
 
Lot 3279

$60
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of photographs from different families, with the names Hawkes and Lindow featured among others. Many of the photographs appear to be from the Central New York region, and include tintypes and postcards made from photographs. Featured is a photograph of women standing outside of a car in front of a giant Sequoia Redwood with a tunnel, labeled as Yosemite National Park on the back side of the photograph. 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 3280

$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: Monmouth, Wales, New Sweden, Lawrence, Lubec and Narraguagus Valley, 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. Advanced flaws may include detached and present pages, separated boards, detached spine covers 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 3281

$150
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 Howland family from the estate of William Howland, including many documents from Slocum Howland, his father, and various other family members, including several documents related to Emily Howland. Much of the correspondence from Slocum Howland's estate pertains to owning and operating his country store. Included in this lot is an original, framed auction poster announcing the sale of Robert Howland's estate in 1893. Also included is a 1998 copy of Miss Emily, a biography of Emily Howland, which provides background information on the family. 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 3282

$55
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: Alfred Tennyson, Oliver Optic, John Milton, Henry Van Dyke, Frances Courtney Baylor, Thomas Moore, Frederic Seebohm and William O'Connor Morris. 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 3283

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of children's and young adult 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 3284

$30
Title: A Brief Record of Events in Exeter, New Hampshire, During the Year 1862; Together With the Names of the Soldiers of This Town in the War
Author: Rev. Elias Nason
Publisher: Fogg and Fellowes
Printing Year: 1863

Condition/Details: In a modern library binding of black cloth-covered boards with leather to the spine, and with gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce pamphlet of New Hampshire history. The volume shows external age/wear with the flaking of the spine leather. The boards have started to detach from the spine. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 20 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indicators.
 
Lot 3285

$55
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by John Grisham shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot is a stated first edition, and bears an original signature of author John Grisham. Titles include: Playing for Pizza, The Last Juror, The Runaway Jury, The Broker, The King of Torts, The Summons and The Client. 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 3286

$375
Title: The Turner Gallery
Author: J. M. W. Turner
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: c1880
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in brown pebbled cloth with bright gilt embossing and three quarter leather, this antique set is profusely illustrated with engravings of J. M. W. Turner's work, with descriptive text by W. Cosmo Monkhouse. Joseph Mallord William Turner RA (23 April 1775–19 December 1851) was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolorist and printmaker. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivaling history painting. Although renowned for his oil paintings, Turner is also one of the greatest masters of British watercolor landscape painting. He is commonly known as "the painter of light" and his work regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. Volume one shows more significant wear, with the cloth separating along the top of the boards and moisture indications. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 11" x 14 1/2".
 
Lot 3287

$70
This lot includes the group of books on New England history shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain information on the founding of New England, the colonial and Revolutionary history of New England and the religious history of New England. 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 3288

$55
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Providence, Rhode Island, shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes includes information on local churches; Providence's centennial; birth, death and marriage records; 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 3289

$40
This lot includes the group of antique decorative books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a four-volume set of Schiller's Works, a three-volume set of Molière's Dramatic Works and Glimpses of Fifty Years by Frances E. Willard. 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 3290

$40
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: The Jester, 4th of July, The 5th Horseman, Four Blind Mice, Roses Are Red, You've Been Warned and Pop Goes the Weasel. 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 3291

$40
This lot includes the group of Central New York ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes letters, business advertisements, pamphlets, legal documents, high school report cards, post cards and more. Much of the correspondence in this lot was written to James Carrington of Ithaca, NY from the International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, PA. High school materials include much from Ithaca High School. Many of the pamphlets are from Cornell University. 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 3292

$100
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: Pembroke, Notfield, Oxford, Peterborough, Northfield, Nottingham, Deerfield, Northwood and Penacook. 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 books display more advanced wear than others. These volumes contain detached but present pages, chipped pages, separating boards and shelf wear. 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 3293

$15
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes fifteen volumes of America On My Mind. Many of these volumes are in their original shrink wrap. 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 3294

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes come from the collection of a library, and may contain typical stamps, pockets and handwriting. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3295

$110
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a large assortment of letters written to William Howland and the Howland family, including some from William Howland's well-known sister, Emily. These letters were written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by various members of the Howland family and other families. Some last names in these letters include Griswold, Peat, Bulton, Beardsley, Searing, Morgan, McAllister, and many more. These items have been carefully stored, and show minimal age/wear, with creasing where they have been folded and fine patina to the paper.

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

Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3296

$55
Title: The Complete Dairy Foods Cookbook
Author: E. Annie Proulx
Publisher: Rodale Press
Printing Year: 1982

Condition/Details: Bound in illustrated paper-boards, and complete with dust jacket, this volume is a scarce, signed non-fiction work by E. Annie Proulx. This volume features a loosely laid-in bookplate 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. The work features many illustrations.

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 volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9 3/4" and contains 296 pages.
 
Lot 3297

$100
Title: Carlyle's Complete Works
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publisher: Dana Estes and Charles E. Lauriat
Printing Year: 1884
Number of Volumes: Complete 20-volume set

Notes: Bound in white cloth-covered bevel-edged boards, with red titling and intricate blue design, and with gilt to the top edge of the text block, this antique set is a scarce limited-edition collection of works by Thomas Carlyle. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait in each volume. These volumes are numbered 181 of a limited 375 printed copies. The volumes show external age/wear with soiling of the boards, spines and edges of the text block. The front endpapers bear bookplates from a previous owner and presumed library stamping. The volumes are solidly bound with age-toned pages. Volume 11 bears some creased pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/4".
 
Lot 3298

$100
Title: The Stand
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1978 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in tan paper-covered boards with black cloth spine, this vintage volume is a stated first edition of one of Stephen King's popular works. The volume includes the original dust jacket, with $12.95 at the top corner of the flap inside of the front board. Also contains "T39" at the bottom of page 823. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the board and spine edges. The dust jacket shows wear along the edges, with some creasing and tearing along the edges. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 823 pages.
 
Lot 3299

$40
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. This lot includes at least some first editions. Some authors represented in this lot include: William Diehl, Michael Connelly, Joseph Di Prisco, Ariana Franklin and Charles Frazier. 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 3300

$80
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Rhode Island in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain information about French Settlements, colonial money and its counterfeiting, industry, World War I, and other historical information related to the state of Rhode Island. 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.
 
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