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Lot 4038

$250
This auction lot includes the following group of decoratively bound author-signed books by Pearl Buck:

- A House Divided by Pearl S. Buck - Dated 1963 by The John Day Company - Author-signed on the limitation page. This limited edition volume is a not numbered, out of series book, which came with a letter stating it was retained by Buck for her personal distribution, and was one of several found in her home at the time of her death.
- The New Year by Pearl S. Buck - Dated 1972 by The John Day Company - Author-signed on the limitation page. This limited edition volume is a not numbered, out of series book, which came with a letter stating it was retained by Buck for her personal distribution, and was one of several found in her home at the time of her death. - The Exile by Pearl S. Buck - Dated 1964 by The John Day Company - Author-signed on the limitation page. Number 78 of 1,000. Light moisture indications on rear board. Light discoloration on page edges. - Fighting Angel by Pearl S. Buck - Dated 1972 by The John Day Company - Author-signed on the limitation page. Number 313 of 1,000.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4039

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

- Homes of Famous Americans by Chesla C. Sherlock - Dated 1926 by Meredith Publications - This volume bears an original signature and inscription from author Chesla C. Sherlock on the front flyleaf.
- Mount Vernon: Washington's Home and the Nation's Shrine by Paul Wilstach - Dated 1916 by Doubleday, Page & Company - This volume is number 17 of a limited 205 printed copies, and bears an original signature of author Paul Wilstach on the limitation page.
- Early American Wooden Ware & Other Kitchen Utensils by Mary Earle Gould - Dated 1942 by The Pond-Ekberg Company - This volume bears an original signature of author Mary Earle Gould on the second front flyleaf.
- Frederick Law Olmsted: Landscape Architect 1822-1903 edited by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. & Theodora Kimball - Dated 1928 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Complete with fold-out map in rear.
- Battlefield and Prison Pen or, Through Shot and Shell and Prison Pen by John W. Urban - Dated 1887 by The L. W. Walter Company - The front board is slightly shaken.
- The Code of 1650, Being a Compilation of the Earliest Laws and Orders of the General Court of Connecticut...Blue Laws by Unattributed - Dated 1822 by Silas Andrus - This volume displays rubbing to the surfaces, corners and edges of the boards and spine. There is handwriting present on the front board, flyleaf and title page.
- Audubon's Adventures or Life in the Woods by B. K. Peirce - Dated 1889 by Hunt and Eaton - A previous owner's name is inscribed on the front flyleaf, and is dated 1908.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4040

$25
Title: Wagon Train
Author: Troy Nesbit
Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1959

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper-covered boards portraying cowboys, this vintage volume was based on the television series, and contains the signature of Robert Horton, with adhered papers containing signatures of Robert Fuller and Anne Jeffreys. Two GAI certificates of authenticity come with the signatures, numbers GV 485901 (certifying the signatures of Robert Horton and Robert Fuller) and GV 485900 (certifying the signature of Anne Jeffreys).

Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC from 1957–1962 and then on ABC from 1962–1965. The series initially stars veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by lookalike Robert Fuller a year after Horton had decided to leave the series. The series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., and Ward Bond, and hearkens back to early widescreen wagon train epic The Big Trail (1930) starring John Wayne and featuring Ward Bond in his first major screen appearance playing a supporting role.
Robert Horton (born Meade Howard Horton, Jr. on July 29, 1924 in Los Angeles, California) is an American television actor, who was most noted for the role of the frontier scout Flint McCullough in Wagon Train (1957 – 1962). Horton quit that series to pursue a career in musical theatre.
Robert Fuller (born July 29, 1933) is an American former television Western actor and current rancher. In his five decades of television, he's best known for starring roles on the popular 1960s western series Laramie as Slim Sherman, and Wagon Train as Cooper Smith, as well as his work for his lead role, Dr. Kelly Brackett, in the popular 1970s medical drama Emergency!, opposite his best friends Julie London and her husband Bobby Troup.

Anne Jeffreys entered the entertainment field at a young age; her initial training was in voice (she was an accomplished soprano), but she decided as a teenager to sign with the John Robert Powers agency as a junior model. Her acting career spanned across theater, movies and television, and she appeared several times in Wagon Train. (history and biographies courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and the boards show wear along the external gutter. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 282 pages.
 
Lot 4041

$70
This lot includes the group of Resilience, signed by author Elizabeth Edwards, shown in the corresponding image(s). These four volumes are first editions in dust jackets and in like-new condition. 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 4042

$200
This auction lot includes the following group of first editions:

- The Stand by Stephen King - Dated 1978 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. - Stated first edition.
- Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice - Dated 1976 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated first edition.
- Half of Paradise by James Lee Burke - Dated 1965 by The Riverside Press
- Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry - Dated 1975 by Simon and Schuster - In original dust jacket.
- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - Dated 1973 by Jonathan Cape - First British edition in original dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4043

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on world history:

- Alone Across the Top of the World by David Irwin and Jack O'Brien - Dated 1935 by John C. Winston Company - This volume bears an original signature of David Irwin on the frontispiece portrait which depicts his image. The volume is complete with dust jacket that displays some wear along its edges with tears and tape repair.
- Ran Away From the Dutch or Borneo from South to North by M. T. H. Perelaer - Dated 1887 by Dodd, Mead & Company - The volume displays rubbing along the edges and corners of its boards.
- Beth Shemesh (Palestine) by Elihu Grant - Dated 1929 by Biblical and Kindred Studies - This volume bears an original signature and inscription from author Elihu Grant on the front flyleaf.
- Corsica: An Island of Rest by John Mitchell Chapman - Dated 1908 by Edward Stanford
- Story of the Battle of Waterloo by Rev. G. R. Gleig - Dated 1847 by Harper and Brothers - The boards have started to separate from the spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4044

$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: Camden, Castine, Buxton, Deer Isle and Caribou. 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 4045

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of literature titles:

- The Boy Scout Crusoes by Edwin C. Burritt - Dated 1916 by Fleming H. Revell Company
- A Thousand Miles Up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards - Undated by A. L. Burt
- Love and Mr. Lewisham by H. G. Wells - Dated 1899 by Frederick A. Stokes Company - The title page bears some handwriting on the title page.
- A Daughter of the Sioux by General Charles King - Dated 1902 by The Hobart Company - This volume features illustrations by Frederic Remington and Edwin Willard Deming. The front board is slightly shaken.
- The Story of My Heart by Richard Jefferies - Dated 1898 by Thomas B. Mosher - This volume is one a limited 925 printed copies. This volume bears library indications including a bookplate and a stamp and some handwriting on the title page.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4046

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of Science Fiction reference titles:

- Supernatural Fiction Writers, Fantasy and Horror Edited by E. F. Bleiler - Dated 1985 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Two-volume set. Ex-library volumes with occasional stamps, stickers and writing.
- Survey of Science Fiction Literature Edited by Frank N. Magill - Dated 1979 by Salem Press - Five-volume set. Ex-library volumes with occasional stamps, stickers and writing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4047

$175
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in Vermont shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot provides histories of Orange County and Orleans County Vermont, as well as the towns of Lake Bomoseen, Marlborough, Jericho, Hinesburgh, Guilford and Johnson. These volumes provide general histories of the towns and counties, as well as histories of the churches and people of the towns. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Advanced flaws may include broken spines, detached signatures or 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 4048

$150
This lot includes the group of antique artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). These framed pieces include an engraved portrait of Nicolas Potier, the first president of Paris' Parliament; a hand-colored 17th century engraving praising the "Atchievement Of Our Soveraigne King Charles The II, With The Armes of the Severall Kings that have anciently Reigned within his Dominons;" and an 1850s color lithograph of a French Imperial Guard. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4049

$70
Title: My Brother's Keeper
Author: Dr. Stephen Sheppard
Publisher: David McKay Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1964

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine and complete with dust jacket, this vintage first edition is a scarce author-signed work by the brother of Sam Sheppard, the physician convicted of murdering his pregnant wife in 1954 and later acquitted in a new trial. The volume bears an original signature of author Stephen Sheppard on the front flyleaf. Sheppard has inscribed the page: "10/2/64 / Stephen A. Sheppard D.O. / "FIRST EDITION." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 305 pages.
 
Lot 4050

$30
This lot includes the group of signed books on the history of the United States 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: John D'Emilio, Elizabeth Jacoway, Archibald Macleish, Sterling Price Gilbert, James A. Farley, Bruce Grant, Jerome Weidman and Robert D. Novak. 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 4051

$40
This lot includes the group of books on the history of New York shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: South Street: A Maritime History of New York; History of New Paltz and Its Old Families; The Pre-Iroquoian Occupations of New York State; and Trinity Church Bicentennial Celebration May, 1897; 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 4052

$90
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: Shapleigh, Rangeley, Topsham, Sangerville, Thomaston, South Berwick and Sedgwick. 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 4053

$60
This lot includes the group of books relating to history and race relations shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Service with Fighting Men, Where Do We Go From Here?, A Challenge to Darkness: The Life Story of J. Georges Scapini and The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, 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 4054

$40
This lot features the following group of vintage magazine issues:

Titles: Better Homes & Gardens and The Saturday Evening Post
Issue Dates: 1920s-1940s
Approximate Number of Issues: 15

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Several of the Saturday Evening Post issues feature covers related to World War II. The Better Homes & Gardens show gorgeously, with brightly colored, flower-themed covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.
 
Lot 4055

$60
This lot includes the group of books on the history of New York State shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Natural History of New York, Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, The Apples of New York, New York Railroad Commissioners and Rochester and Monroe County, 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 4056

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of angling titles:

- Nymphs by Ernest Shwiebert - Dated 1973 by Winchester Press - Provides a "complete guide to naturals and their imitations. In original navy dust jacket, with light wear. Boards are clean, with bright gilt embossing.
- The Year of the Angler by Steve Raymond- Dated 1973 by Winchester Press - With illustrations by Dave Whitlock. In original paper dust jacket, with clean navy boards and bright gilt embossing. Contains stamp on the front free endpaper, likely from a bookstore.
- Fishin' Around by Burton L. Spiller - Dated 1974 by Winchester Press - In original paper dust jacket. Green cloth boards show moisture indications. This volume contains a raised stamp on the title page from the previous owner.
- The Elements of Fly Fishing for Trout and Grayling by H. W. Moss - Dated 1951 by Faber and Faber Limited - In original paper just jacket, with light green boards. Jacket shows wear, with light chipping around the edges. Spine and boards show sunning.
- Fly-Tying for Trout by Eric Taverner - Undated by Seeley Service & Co. Ltd.
- The Fly-Fisher's Flies by Roger Woolley - Dated 1948 by The Fishing Gazette, Ltd. - Small volume, with moisture indications and rubbing to stiff wrappers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4057

$30
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Dartmouth shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include a two-volume set on the history of Dartmouth College, and volumes on the Medical College, the college church and a history of Dartmouth settlers. 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 split text blocks, 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 4058

$60
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Vermont shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain information on local citizens, historic locations and the general history of the state. 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 4059

$25
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the United States shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Big Four, The Life of William Penn, Our Greatest Mountain, Paul Jones: Founder of the American Navy and Autobiography of Benjamin Hallowell, 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 4060

$90
This lot includes the group of US history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of topics, including Cincinnati, Native Americans, the Rocky Mountains, the Old Frontier, Major-General Slocum and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4061

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- History of Ceylon edited by H. C. Ray et al. - Dated 1959-60 by Ceylon University Press - Volume I, Parts I and II. The title page of part I displays some moisture marks.
- Auraicept Na N-Éces: The Scholars' Primer by George Calder - Dated 1917 by John Grant - This is a former library copy and bears corresponding indications.
- The Eurhythmics of Jacques-Dalcroze by E. Jacques-Dalcroze - Dated 1913 by Small Maynard and Company
- Ideal Metrology in Nature, Art, Religion and History by H. G. Wood - Dated 1908 by H. G. Wood - There is some handwriting present on the front flyleaf.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4062

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of art and photography titles:

- The View from the Road by Donald Appleyard, Kevin Lynch & John R. Myer - Dated 1964 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology - This volume is about the design and landscaping of highways. The former library volume bears corresponding indications, including: stamps to the title page, a card pocket and spine label.
- A Turning Point: Images to Words by Victor Gagliardi - Dated 2001 by Gagliardi Photo Collection - This volume bears an original signature of photographer Victor Gagliardi on the title page.
- Shades of My Forefathers by Hannah R. London - Dated 1941 by The Pond-Ekberg Company
- The Evolution and The Making of a Real Life Musical by Norman Seeff - Dated c.1979 by Unattributed
- Porno-Graphics by Dan Greenburg - Undated by Random House - This volume features nude studies with "protective" celluloid overlays or moveable pull-tabs, covering famous works of art.
- The Negative: Exposure and Development by Ansel Adams - Dated 1948 by Morgan and Lester - This is the second book in the Basic Photo series. The volume is complete with dust jacket.
- Artificial-Light Photograph by Ansel Adams - Dated 1956 by Morgan and Morgan - This is the fifth book in the Basic Photo series. The volume is complete with dust jacket.
- Bogart's Face by Unattributed - Dated 1970 by Stanyan Books - This volume is complete with dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4063

$175
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Delaware shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include a two-volume set on the history of Delaware by Scharf, a two-volume set on the history of Swedish settlers along the Delaware River, a biographical and genealogical history of the state, a volume on the Delaware Continentals, and a history of the Dutch and Swedes on the Delaware River. 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 split text blocks, 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 4064

$90
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: Farmington, Belfast, Durham, Brunswick, Popham, Windham, Brownfield and Portland. 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 4065

$70
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the state of New York shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: New York in the Spanish-American War (volumes one-three), Documentary History of New York (volumes one and three), Major General James S. Wadsworth at Gettysburg and Other Fields, and Slim Fingers Beckon, 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 4066

$200
Title: A Practical Treatise on the Management of Bees
Author: James Thacher
Publisher: Marsh & Capen
Printing Year: 1829

Condition/Details: Bound in tan paper-covered boards and tan cloth along the spine, this antique volume is a scarce work on beekeeping, "and the establishment of apiaries, with the best method of destroying and preventing the depredations of the Bee Moth." The volume covers a variety of topics, including the queen bee, wax and honey, swarming, transferring bees from one hive to another, destroying the bee moth, and remedy for bee stings.

James Thacher (1754–1844) was an American physician and writer, born in Barnstable, Mass. From 1775 to 1783 he was a surgeon in the Revolution, in the Massachusetts 16th Regiment. Afterward, he practiced in Plymouth, Mass. until his death. Thacher was stationed at West Point in 1780 and supported the execution by George Washington of the British spy John André. He was the author of Military Journal During the American Revolutionary War (1823); Observations Relative to the Execution of Major John André as a Spy in 1780 (1834); American New Dispensatory (1810; fourth edition, 1821); and other books. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing to the boards. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The volume contains the previous owner's signature on the title page. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 162 pages.
 
Lot 4067

$140
This auction lot includes seven copies of the following title:

Title: R is for Rocket
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: PS Publishing
Printing Year: 2005

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow cloth-covered boards with black lettering to the spine and front board, and with a black facsimile signature of Ray Bradbury to the front board, this volume is a scarce, limited edition reprint of Bradbury's original work. The volumes show light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. Each volume is complete with a mylar-protected dust jacket. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 227 pages. These volumes are numbered 274, 275, 277, 278, 280, 281 and 284 out of 500 numbered copies.
 
Lot 4068

$60
This lot includes the group of antique decorative books by G. A. Henty shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include Beric the Briton, Through Russian Snows, Out With Garibaldi, When London Burned, With Lee in Virginia, With Clive in India, and Saint Bartholome's Eve. The volumes are bound with gilt and colorful spines and boards. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books show mild some age/wear indications; with rubbing and moisture indications to the extremities.
 
Lot 4069

$120
Title: Invitation to the White House
Author: Hillary Clinton
Publisher: FlatSigned
Printing Year: 2000 Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in black leather with bright gilt lettering and raised spine bands, this volume is one of 100 autographed limited edition volumes, with the signature of former First Lady and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the third front flyleaf. The work is illustrated with many photographs of life in the White House. This volume shows very light external age/wear, and is in like-new condition. The text block is solidly bound with bright, clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" and contains 311 pages.
 
Lot 4070

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative, antique titles:

- The Poems of Thomas Bailey Aldrich by Thomas Bailey Aldrich - Dated 1882 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - This volume features illustrations by the "Paint and Clay Club." There is a previous owner's inscription on the front flyleaf and title page.
- The Monastery by Sir Walter Scott - Undated by DeWolfe, Fiske, & Co.
- The Spectator by Robert Bisset - Dated 1799 by Geo. Cawthorn - This is volume two.
- The Tin Trumpet; or, Heads and Tails by Paul Chatfield - Dated 1836 by Whittaker and Co. - This is volume one of a two-volume set. The front board is detached and present. The half-title page and frontispiece illustration are detached and present.
- Plutarch's Lives by John Langhorne and William Langhorne - Dated 1831 by James Crissy - This is volume four of a four-volume set.
- Sartor Resartus by Thomas Carlyle - Dated c.1924 by Oxford University Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4071

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of New York State titles:

- Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg by uncredited author - Dated 1902 by J. B. Lyon Company - Three-volume set. The set includes the five fold-out maps.
- Twenty-First Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of New York. 1903 by George W. Dunn, et al- Dated 1904 by Oliver A. Quayle - Two-volume set, second volume is the twenty-second annual report. Includes fold-out map in pocket at beginning of first volume.
- Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York, and of the Tabulations and Deductions from the Reports of the Railroad Corporations by Horatio Seymour, Jr. - Dated 1879 by Charles Van Benthuysen & Sons - Includes fold-out map.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4072

$55
This lot includes the group of art and photography books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include: The Art of Indian Asia, Beautiful Children Immortalized by the Masters, Frank C. Kirk, The Paul Mellon Collection: British Sporting and Animal Prints, The Birth of the American Tradition in Art, Dutch Art, The American Annual of Photography: 1922 and The Art of the Miniature Painter. 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 4073

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of author-signed titles:

- A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures by Ben Bradlee - Dated 1995 by Simon and Schuster - Loosely laid-in this volume is a signed, typed letter from author Ben Bradlee. The letter, from Bradlee's time as Chief Editor, is written on Washington Post letterhead and has political content in regard to the Carter/Reagan Presidential election.
- The Lost by Jack Ketchum - Dated 2001 by Cemetery Dance Publications - This "deluxe signed edition" is one of a limited 1,500 copies, and bears an original signature of Jack Ketchum on the limitation page.
- Delirium and Drums by Walter Blackstock, Jr. - Dated 1947 by The Wings Press - This volume bears an original signature of author Walter Blackstock, Jr. on the front flyleaf.
- The Way of Nesting Birds by Raymond P. Holden - Dated 1970 by Dodd, Mead and Company - This volume features illustrations by Grace DeWitt. The volume bears an original inscription and signature of illustrator Grace DeWitt on the front flyleaf, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from GAI Global.
- The Year the Lights Came On by Terry Kay - Dated 1989 by The University of Georgia Press - This volume is one of a limited 100 signed and numbered copies. The volume features a bookplate which bears an original signature of Terry Kay, and is numbered as 75/100.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4074

$80
This lot includes the group of decorative books by Richard Nixon from The Easton Press' Collector's Edition shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are bound in genuine leather, with gilt embossing and gilded page edges. The titles in this lot include The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, volumes one and two (with two copies of volume two), Six Crises, volume one only, and Beyond Peace. 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.
 
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