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Lot 4338

$80
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: Proctor, Randolph, Pittsford, Poultney, Rockingham and Pomfret. 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 include library bindings. The volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 4339

$45
This lot includes the group of signed books by best-selling authors 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: Walter Mosley, Patricia Cornwell and Elmore Leonard. 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 4340

$70
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage newspaper clippings shown in the corresponding image. This material covers a large variety of topics. Several of the newspapers are from the late 1800's, with items from The Fireseide Companion, The Rhode-Island Republican and The Newport Mercury. There are thirteen issues of The Fireside Companion in this lot. The issues are from September-December of 1882. Twelve of the issues are from October through December. These issues show some typical age/wear, with age-toning, occasional foxing and occasional moisture indications. The papers have some tearing along the edges, primarily along the right edge. It appears that each issue contains eight pages. Some have uncut edges along the top edge. Each issue has two horizontal creases where they have been folded. Additionally, there is one issue from September of 1882, which shows more extensive wear. This issue is torn horizontally underneath the logo for The Fireside Companion. The tear goes across the paper approximately 10" and is present on all pages. In addition to the tear, this issue shows more foxing and age toning then the other issues, and has tearing along both the left and right edges.

This lot also includes later clippings from the early to mid twentieth century, featuring a variety of topics such as World War II, the Kennedy's, entertainment celebrities and much more. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4341

$40
This lot includes the group of antique books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include: Tales of Lonely Trails, Commodore Bainbridge, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Don Quixote, A Woman Tenderfoot, Vanity Fair, The White Company, Knickerbocker's History of New York and an author-signed copy of The Lady of the Gardens: Mary Elitch Long by Caroline Lawrence Dier. 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 4342

$70
This very large shelf 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. Some authors represented in this lot include: Robert Crais, Ridley Pearson, Jennifer Cruise, Pete Dexter, Paul Levine and James Crumley, among many others. This lot includes at least some first editions and remainders. 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 4343

$35
This lot includes the group of world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Shrine of Tut-Ankh-Amon, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Zig Zags in the Occident and The Isthmian Highway, 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 4344

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of hunting-related titles:

- The Songs of Foxhunting by Alexander Mackay-Smith - Dated 1974 by The American Foxhound Club - Author-signed.
- New England Grouse Shooting by William Harnden Foster - Dated 1947 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Tipped-in color frontispiece. Moisture indication on front board.
- British and American Sporting Authors, Their Writings and Biographies by A. Henry Higginson - Dated 1949 by Blue Ridge Press - In original slipcase. Volume shows well, with bright gilt embossing. Slip case shows wear, with tearing and rubbing along edges.
- Ratcatcher to Scarlet by Cecil Aldin - Dated 1932 by Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd. - Moderate moisture indications on boards.
- The Foxhound of the Twentieth Century, The Breeding and Work of the Kennels of England by Cuthbert Bradley - Dated 1914 by George Routledge and Sons, Ltd. - Volume shows some wear, with separation of signatures within the text block. Contains color and black and white illustrations.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4345

$150
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: Bangor, Bar Harbor and Freeport. These volumes include a guide book to Bar Harbor and Mount Desert with a fold-out map and general history volumes on each of the cities, as well as histories on specific churches and important people within the cities. 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 pages, 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 4346

$50
This lot includes the group of antique titles on New York State shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include: Manual of the Corporation of the City of New-York (1865), The Annual Report of the State Chamber & Surveyor of the State of New York (1866), Cornell, Nature-Study Leaflets (1904), Notable New Yorkers of 1896-1899 (1899), The Problem of Greater New York and Its Solution, Old Steamboat Days on the Hudson River (1909), A Landmark History of New York (1916). 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 of the advanced flaws include detached boards and pages, moisture indications and rubbing to the extremities.
 
Lot 4347

$50
This lot includes the group of books on nature, agriculture and animals shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Chemical Gardening for the Amateur, Wild Life and the Camera, Hunting Without a Gun and The Dog: In Health and In Disease. 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 4348

$20
Title: Biographical Review Volume XXII: Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Merrimack and Sullivan Counties, New Hampshire
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Biographical Review of Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt to the front board, gilt lettering to the spine, full gilt to the edge of the text block, and with gilt dentelles, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated history of Merrimack and Sullivan counties of New Hampshire. The work is illustrated with many engravings and photographs of prominent citizens. The volume shows external age/wear with detached and present boards, heavy flaking of the leather, and a partially torn spine cover. The text block is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately " x " and contains 594 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indications, including a bookplate affixed to the inside of the front board, and a stamp to the title page.
 
Lot 4349

$20
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a lithographed map of the United States, dated 1881, from the board game Rambles Through Our Country from the American Publishing Company. This lot also includes: excised maps and plates from antique books, postcards from Florida, the book Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage and the book History the Oranges. 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 4350

$20
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization, Folk Songs of Old New England, The Architecture of Colonial America and Life of Michaelangelo, 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 4351

$20
This lot includes the group of 22 volumes of America, author-signed by Bob Schieffer, shown in the corresponding image(s). Each of these volumes bear an original signature of Bob Schieffer. This lot contains at least some first editions. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4352

$175
This lot includes the group of juvenile books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Clue in the Embers, Tarzan and the City of God, Tarzan of the Apes and The Message in the Hollow Oak, 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 4353

$25
This lot includes the group of books on books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Ventures in Book Collecting, The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, Printing Types and How to Use Them, Subtle Shining Secrecies and Printing in the Nineteenth Century, 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 4354

$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 citizens, historic locations and the general history of the states. Several volumes are dedicated to 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 include library bindings. The volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 4355

$35
This lot includes the group of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include the following titles: Tales From The Crescent Moon, Figures of Earth, Drinkers of the Wind, The Gentleman in the Parlor, Avowals (limited edition volume), The Promised Land, Big Woods, The Marble Faun (two-volume set), and Potato Face. 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 4356

$100
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Chet Reneson
Medium: Limited Edition Print
Year: undated
Dimensions: Frame measures 31" by 24"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a hand-signed limited edition print of acclaimed artist Chet Reneson's "Time For A Change." This limited edition print is number 101 of 750, with Reneson's hand-signed signature is on the bottom right corner. The print uses hues of green, blue and orange to portray a fly fisherman fishing in a river and leaning against a rock. Also included at the lower left hand corner is a reprint of Trout Unlimited's 1983 stamp, with this print in blue and white.

Chet Reneson was raised near Colchester, Connecticut and began painting scenes of waterfowl and wildlife at the age of nine. He later attended the University of Hartford Art School. "The foundation for Reneson's unmistakable style was laid early. `Henrik Mayer, my teacher in art school, preached three values: light, dark and strong,' Chet recalls. `He also preached simplification to the point of brutality. If he were living today he'd still be telling me that my work isn't simple enough." After art school at University of Hartford Art School, he worked commercially for many years and then sold his first painting in 1966. Chet Reneson has been named Artist of the Year by Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, and the Atlantic Salmon Federation. (biography courtesy of Meadowlark Gallery)

The work shows well, with bright colors and clean paper.
 
Lot 4357

$80
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Vermont shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include histories of Fair Haven, Montpelier, Braintree, Bellows Falls, and Brandon, as well as histories of churches in Battleboro and Barnett, and epitaphs in Castleton. Also included is a general history of the state from 1834 by John Whiton. Two of the volumes in this lot include fold-out maps and a fold-out table. 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 and torn 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 4358

$20
This lot includes the twelve author-signed copies of School Days by Robert B. Parker shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Robert B. Parker 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 4359

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of railroad titles:

- Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854 by Unattributed - Dated 1855 by A. O. P. Nicholson - Volume II of the report. The volume has a tobacco smoke aroma. There is handwriting on the front flyleaf which indicates that some plates are no longer present.
- Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1854-5, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854 by Unattributed - Dated 1857 by A. O. P. Nicholson - Volume VI of the report. The volume has a tobacco smoke aroma. There is handwriting on the front flyleaf which indicates that some plates are no longer present.
- Fifth Annual Report of the Public Service Commission Second District for the Year Ended December 31, 1911 by Unattributed - Dated 19112 by State of New York
- The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad: The Road of Anthracite in the Nineteenth Century 1828-1899 by Thomas Townsend Taber - Dated 1977 by Thomas Townsend Taber - This volume is numbered 381, and bears an original signature of Thomas T. Taber on the copyright page.
- The Engineer's Encyclopędia by John F. Winton and W. J. Millar - Dated 1892 by Gebbie and Co. - The boards have started to separate from the spine.
- The Life of George Stephenson, Railway Engineer by Samuel Smiles - Dated 1859 by Follett, Foster and Company - The half-title page bears an original signature of John Wister, former president of the Duncannon Iron Company and former vice-president of the Perry County railroad. There is some handwriting on the half-title page.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4360

$30
This lot features the following group of vintage entertainment magazine issues:

Titles: Stage, Billboard and Etude
Issue Dates: 1910s-1940s
Approximate Number of Issues: 13

Notes: These entertainment magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, and other advanced flaws typical of magazines from this time.
 
Lot 4361

$45
This lot includes the group of author-signed religion-related 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: Anne Lamott, Kathleen Norris, Anita Diamant and Pete Adams, among many 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 4362

$15
Title: Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: J. H. Beers & Co.
Printing Year: 1908
Number of Volumes: Complete 3-volume set

Notes: In a modern library binding of blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine, this antique set is a scarce illustrated history of prominent citizens of Rhode Island. The work is illustrated with many engravings of prominent figures in Rhode Island history. The volumes show external age/wear, with each volume displaying torn spine cloth. The spine cloth of volume one has split along the length of the spine. Volume three displays some tape repair to the spine. The text block of volume one has split between pages 352 and 353. The text block of volume two has cracked between pages 976 and 977. The text block of volume three has split between pages 1694 and 1697, with pages 1695 and 1696 being detached and present. The volumes are bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 9" x 11 1/4". These volumes are from the library of a historical society and bear corresponding indications.
 
Lot 4363

$45
This lot includes the group of books on books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter, Shakespeare Versus Shallow, The Soul of Jack London, Correspondence of James Fenimore-Cooper, Concordance to Shakespeare and Books and Their Makers in the Middle Ages, 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 4364

$60
This lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include: Outdoor and Indoor Games for Everyone, Uncle Wip and His Friends, The Glen Cabin and The Hunted Piccaninnies, 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 4365

$10
Title: The World's Master Paintings, From the Early Renaissance to the Present Day
Compiled by: Christopher Wright
Publisher: Routledge
Printing Year: 1992
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing, this set provides "a comprehensive listing of works by 1,300 painters and a complete guide to their locations worldwide," from the early renaissance to the present day. The work consists of listings in two columns throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities. The text blocks are solidly bound with bright pages. Both volumes have minor dark staining along the bottom outside edge. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 12".
 
Lot 4366

$35
This lot includes the group of antique poetry and music books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Poems of Ossian, Macaulay's Essays and Poems (volume three), The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Clarke's Short Voluntaries for the Organ and The Joy!, 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 4367

$25
This lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Land of Little Rain, At the Back of the North Wind, The Century World's Fair book for Boys and Girls and Tangle Wood Tales, 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 4368

$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: Andover, Acworth, Richmond, . 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 include library bindings. The volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
Lot 4369

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Civil War titles:

- Life With The Thirty-Fourth Mass. Infantry In The War Of The Rebellion by William S. Lincoln - Dated 1879 by Noyes, Snow & Company - This volume includes a handwritten, signed letter from E. T. Lincoln, dated 1897. The volume shows wear, with the front board detached, detached pages and split text block.
- Guerre De La Cecession by Ferdinand Lecomte - Dated 1867 by Ch. Tanera - Three-volume French set on the US Civil War. Rebound volumes in library-issued boards, these volumes show wear, with detached boards and pages, and split text blocks.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and contain typical stamps, labels and handwriting.
 
Lot 4370

$35
This lot includes the group of books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Prussia and the Franco-Prussian War, The City in the Sea, Recollections of Eminent Men, Historic Churches of the World and the Myths of Mexico and Peru. 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 4371

$200
This lot includes the group of art books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books feature subjects such as tapestry, Oriental rugs, art in ancient Egypt, weaving, engraving, Chinese pottery and porcelain, motion picture photography and Frank Lloyd Wright, 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 4372

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of estate 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 4373

$70
This lot includes the group of books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Meet Bulgaria, A Third of a Century in the Gold Fields, Peeps at the Far East, Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones and The Ice Age in North America, 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 4374

$140
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Rhode Island shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain information on local citizens, historic locations and the general history of the state. 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 include library bindings. The volumes may bear corresponding indications such as labels, stamps, bookplates, etc.
 
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