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Lot 4075

$275
Title: Life Studies of the Great Army
Author: Edwin Forbes
Publisher: Henry J. Johnson
Printing Year: 1876

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the front board, this antique volume is a scarce collection of forty copper plate etchings by Edwin Forbes. Edwin Forbes was a special artist with the Union Armies, a member of the French Etching Club and an honorary foreign member of the London Etching Club. Forbes was an artist for Frank Leslie's Magazine during the Civil War. Many of his etchings from the Civil War were later presented by General Sherman to the government. The etchings are now preserved in the War Office at Washington, D.C. (historical information courtesy of Wikipedia).

All of the 40 called-for copper plate etchings are present. The prints measure approximately 24" by 19" (including border). Some prints exhibit visible scattered foxing in their margins. Plate one bears some edgewear at its right edge, with small tears. Many prints display moisture marks in their upper right corner. Some plates remain remarkably clean. The folio shows external age/wear with moisture marks to both boards and rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of both boards. The prints are loosely laid in between the two boards of the folio. The volume has a faint aroma of tobacco smoke. The folio measures approximately 19 1/2" x 24 1/2".
 
Lot 4076

$80
Title: New England Families: Genealogical and Memorial
Editor: William Richard Cutter
Publisher: The American Historical Society
Printing Year: 1916
Number of Volumes: 12 volumes

Notes: Bound in half-leather with maroon cloth-covered boards and with gilt lettering to the spine, these antique volumes are scarce illustrated genealogies of New England families. This lot includes volumes from both Series Three and Series Four. The work is illustrated with many engravings. The volumes range in condition, showing advanced external age/wear. The volumes are bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Advanced flaws may include broken spines, detached boards, detached signatures and chipped pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11".
 
Lot 4077

$30
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot is complete with dust jacket. Some titles include: War: No Profit, No Glory, No Need; The Queen of the Sciences; Save Every Lamb; The Judgment of Paris; Ships of the Seven Seas; and Meet the Germans, 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 4078

$100
Title: Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle
Author: Sylvanus Urban
Publisher: Edw. Cave
Printing Year: 1739

Condition/Details: Bound in restored two-tone leather boards with modern three quarter leather and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early issue of the Gentleman's Magazine. According to the title page, this issue contains: proceedings and debates in the Senate of Lilliput, essays, correspondence, poetry, transactions, vital records and prices of stocks, among other topics.

The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London, England, by Edward Cave in January, 1731. Cave's innovation was to create a monthly digest of news and commentary on any topic the educated public might be interested in, from commodity prices to Latin poetry. It carried original content from a stable of regular contributors, as well as extensive quotes and extracts from other periodicals and books. Cave, who edited magazine under the pen name "Sylvanus Urban", was the first to use the term "magazine" (meaning "storehouse") for a periodical. Before the founding of magazine, there were specialized journals, but no such wide-ranging publication. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume contains engravings on the first page of each monthly issue, as well as two fold-out engraved maps. The volume shows moderate external age/wear. The professional restoration includes modern three quarter leather and new, bright white endpapers. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8" and contains 698 pages.
 
Lot 4079

$130
Title: Isabel Hutton Coykendall: Her Garden
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Privately printed for Edward Coykendall
Printing Year: 1928

Condition/Details: Bound in full green leather with an elaborate oak leaf and acorn motif on the front board, gilt to the top edge of the text block, a deckled-edged text block, and with gilt lettering and raised bands to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce work "...made by the Pynson Printers for Edward Coykendall for distribution among the friends of Isabel Hutton Coykendall." The volume features the text of a tribute to Isabel Hutton Coykendall dated May 22, 1928, and an address made by Coykendall to the Ulster Garden Club dated April 18, 1922. The work is illustrated with a color frontispiece portrait and thirteen black-and-white plates. The volume shows light external age/wear with some shelfwear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The page which features the frontispiece illustrations bears some rippling near its top edge which does not affect the illustration. The book measures approximately 10 1/4" x 12 1/2" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 4080

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

- Woman's Institute Library of Cookery by Unattributed - Dated 1923 by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences - This is a complete five-volume set.
- Ida Bailey Allen's Modern Cook Book by Ida Bailey Allen - Dated 1924 by Garden City Publishing Company, Inc. - This volume contains 2500 recipes and features many illustrations. The lower right corner of the text block displays moisture marks.
- Balanced Recipes: Prepared Under the Personal Direction of Mary Ellis Ames, Head of the Staff of Pillsbury's Cooking Service by Unattributed - Dated 1933 by Pillsbury Flour Mills Company - This volume features a spiral binding and is housed in a metal case.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4081

$140
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the White Mountains of New Hampshire:

- The White Hills; Their Legends, Landscape, and Poetry by Thomas Starr King- Dated 1866 by Croxby and Ainsworth - Period inscription on the front free endpaper.
- East of the White Hills by M. E. Eastman - Dated 1900 by Blanchard's Book Press
- Incidents in White Mountain History by Rev. Benjamin G. Willey - Dated 1857 by Nathaniel Noyes - Moisture indications on text block and boards.
- The History of the White Mountains, from the First Settlement of Upper Coos and Pequaket by Lucy, Wife of Ethan Allen Crawford - Dated 1883 by Hoyt, Fogg & Donham
- Historical Relics of the White Mountains by John Spaulding - Dated 1855 by Nathaniel Noyes - This small volume has rubbing and sunning to boards.
- Tripp's White Mountain Guide Book; or, Guide to the Mountain and Lake Scenery of New-Hampshire by uncredited author - Dated 1852 by Tripp & Osgood - Contains two fold-out maps and full-page engravings. Frontispiece map is detached. Sunning and rubbing to the extremities.

The White Mountains are a mountain range covering about a quarter of the state of New Hampshire and a small portion of western Maine in the United States. Part of the Appalachian Mountains, they are considered the most rugged mountains in New England. There has been much discussion of the origin of the name "White Mountains". This name and similar ones such as "White Hills" or "Wine Hills" are found in literature from colonial times. According to tradition, the mountains were first sighted from shipboard off the coast near the Piscataqua estuary. The highest peaks would often be snow-capped. An alternate theory is that the mica-laden granite of the summits looked "white" to observers. (description courtesy of Wikipedia)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. The volumes in this lot are from the library of a historical society, and contain typical indicators and may be in library bindings.
 
Lot 4082

$40
Title: On My Great Predecessors: Part V
Author: Garry Kasparov
Publisher: Gloucester Publishers plc
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth-covered boards with silver lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce author-signed work on the game of chess. The title page bears an original signature of Garry Kasparov. The work features many instructional illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 480 pages.
 
Lot 4083

$150
This lot includes the group of books authored by Franklin D. Roosevelt shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes eight copies of On Our Way (with some U. K. first editions and some U. S. first editions) and His Personal Letters, in two volumes. All 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 4084

$225
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in New Hampshire shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns and counties represented in this lot include: Merrimack, Milford, New Boston, Nashua, Mason, Manchester, Gilsum and Marlborough. 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 4085

$70
This lot includes the group of books on European history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: History of the United Netherlands, The Riviera of Corniche Road, Two Vagabonds in Albania, Myths of Northern Lands and The Rossettis, 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 4086

$45
This lot includes the group of book-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes book catalogs featuring English literature and history, books on art, books published by Houghton Mifflin, a collection of American historical autographs and the novel. Also included in this lot are books on James Fenimore Cooper, a Dodd & Mead pamphlet on bookplates and an author-inscribed and signed pamphlet from Harry Coonrod. 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 4087

$25
This lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot is complete with dust jacket. Some titles include: A Mile of Freedom, Wrath of the Eagles, The Stars in Their Courses, The Plunderers, Dan'l Boone Kissed Me and The Bond Between Us, 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 4088

$110
This lot features a bound vintage magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Asia
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: January 1931 through December 1931
Issue Number Range: Volume XXXI, Number 1 through Number 12

Notes: These vintage magazines are bound in library-issued, purple boards. The magazines include the bright, art-deco stylized front covers in color. The magazines include works written by various authors, featuring Pearl S. Buck and Margaret Mead, among others. The volume shows some external wear, with sunning and rubbing to the boards. Internally, the magazines are tightly bound and show well, with some creasing to some of the front covers. The volume includes a library bookplate inside of the front board.
 
Lot 4089

$100
Title: The Ojibue Conquest, An Indian Episode with Waifs of Leisure Hours
Author: Julius Taylor Clark
Publisher: Privately Published, Souvenir Edition
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in ivory cloth with bright gilt lettering and ruling, this antique volume is a collection of poetry, featuring a hand-signed inscription on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs. Cynthia H. Goodsell, from her cousin - the Author - Potnim Place, Topeka, Kansas, Nov. 14, 1904." The poem, "The Ojibue Conquest," was written circa 1845 when the author spent time among this Native American tribe the Ojibue, also known as the Ojibwe (also Ojibwa or Ojibway) or Chippewa (also Chippeway). The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor rubbing and light staining to the boards and spine. The front and rear boards are cracked along the internal hinge. The text block is well bound with clean, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" and contains 123 pages.
 
Lot 4090

$60
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Kidnapped, Billy Whiskers, Jr., Little Audrey and the Moon Lady, The Three Musketeers, The Wings of the Morning, The Life And Trouble Of Mr. Bowser, Mother Goose, The Adventures Of A Brownie, The Boy With The US Indians, Four Boys In The Land Of Cotton, Heroism Of Boyhood and The Boy's Book Of Modern Travel And Adventure. 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 4091

$130
Title: The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1777
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: J. Dodsley
Printing Year: 1778

Condition/Details: In a modern library binding of blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce historical volume which includes important contemporary accounts of the American Revolution. The volume shows mild external age/wear with some minor soiling of the front board, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The rear flyleaf displays some moisture marks. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 552 pages (plus contents). This former library volume bear corresponding indications, including: bookplates, stamps to the title page and spine labels.
 
Lot 4092

$55
This lot includes the group of books related to the history of Puritans and Pilgrims in New England shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature illustrations, information on the Puritans of England and New England, church sermons about the Pilgrims, and other related 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. 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 4093

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles authored by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore:

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

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4094

$15
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: Edward Coffman, John Tasker Howard, Abraham Hollandersky, Helen Holdredge, Mrs. Hugh Brown, Ray House, Howard Roffman, Paul Bailey, D. A. Noonan and James K. Eyre, Jr. 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 4095

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of Swedish-language titles:

- Folkens Historia Genom Tiderna edited by Harry Maiander - Dated 1938 by Saxon and Lindströms - This volume is part two in its respective series. There is some handwriting on the title page.
- De Fem Världsdelarna Jorden Och Dess Folk by Dr. Willi Ule - Dated 1929 by Baltiska Förlaget - The title page indicates that this is part five in its respective series.
- Åhlén & Söners Uppslagsbok edited by Helge Lindberg - Dated 1932 by Publisher - Åhlén & Söners -The title page indicates that this volume is part six in its respective series.
- Röde Jason by Hall Caine - Undated by A. B. Bohlin and Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4096

$175
This lot includes the group of books related to the histories of towns in Vermont shown in the corresponding image(s). Towns represented in this lot include: Bennington, Peachman, Rockingham, Westminster, Whiting and Wells. 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 4097

$450
Title: Narrative of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave
Author: William W. Brown
Publisher: Anti-Slavery Office
Printing Year: 1847

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce autobiography by William W. Brown. "William Wells Brown (1814 – 1884) was a prominent abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian. Born into slavery in the Southern United States, Brown escaped to the North, where he worked for abolitionist causes and was a prolific writer. Brown was a pioneer in several different literary genres, including travel writing, fiction, and drama, and wrote what is considered to be the first novel by an African American" (courtesy of Wikipedia).

The frontispiece illustration is detached and present. The volume shows external age/wear, lacking a front board and spine cover. The rear board is detached and present, and bears a library card pocket. The text block is bound with lightly age-toned pages which display occasional foxing. The signature containing the title page through page 16 has started to separate from the rest of the text block. The rear flyleaf has started to separate from the text block. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 110 pages.
 
Lot 4098

$70
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the United States shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: History of the Republican Party, The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains, Mysteries of Crime, The Old Farmer and His Almanack and History of Travel in 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 4099

$200
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: Pawlet, Londonderry, Norwich, Ludlow, North Springfield, Newbury, Newfane, Northfield, Morristown, Middlebury, and Castleton. These volumes cover the histories of these towns as well as the general history of the state. The volumes include church history pamphlets.

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 4100

$325
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: John Speede
Medium: Engraving
Year: 1610
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 21 1/4" by 17 1/4

Details/Condition: This piece features an original antique engraved map of the Province of Ulster, one of the four provinces of Ireland, located in the north of the island. This map was excised from John Speede's atlas, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine, published in 1610/11. The atlas contained the first set of individual county maps of England and Wales, with maps of Ireland and a general map of Scotland. On the verso of this map are pages of text from the atlas, including pages 145 and 146 of Book Four, Chapter Five, describing the Province of Ulster.

This hand-colored map was engraved on laid paper, with chain and laid lines visible when held to the light. The map contains an inset of Enis Kelling Fort (commonly known as fortress of Enniskillen), with the Lough Earne surrounding a fort. Labeled on the map are The West Ocean and The Irish Sea, with a grey sea monster protecting the Irish Sea. Also labeled on the map are various counties and towns, including Tyrone, Fermanagh, Cavan, Monaghan, Onealand, Armagh, Downe, Antrym, and Colrane, among many others. Within several of the counties, Speed located several military forts and constructions, portraying the political turmoil and military struggle between the English and Irish of the time. The map is embellished with a decorative title, a scale of miles and fine lettering and hand-colored ornamentation throughout.

John Speede (1552–1629) was a historian and cartographer, whose maps of English counties are often found framed in homes throughout the United Kingdom. He was born at Farndon, Cheshire, and went into his father's tailoring business where he worked until he was about 50. While working in London, his knowledge of history led him into learned circles and he joined the Society of Antiquaries where his interests came to the attention of Sir Fulke Greville, who subsequently made Speede an allowance to enable him to devote his whole attention to research. As a reward for his earlier efforts, Queen Elizabeth granted him the use of a room in the Custom House. It was with the encouragement of William Camden that he began his Historie of Great Britaine, which was published in 1611. Although Speede probably had access to historical sources that are now lost to us he certainly used the work of Saxton and Norden, his work as a historian is considered mediocre and secondary in importance to his map-making, of which his most important contribution is probably his town plans, many of which provide the first visual record of the British towns they depict.

Following the Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine atlas, Speede published in 1611 The genealogies recorded in the Sacred Scriptures according to euery family and tribe with the line of Our Sauior Iesus Christ obserued from Adam to the Blessed Virgin Mary, a biblical genealogy, reprinted several times during the 17th century. Just before his death in 1627, Speede published A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World which was the first world atlas produced by an Englishman. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows moderate external age/wear, with age-toned paper, with some moisture indications and foxing. The paper has some tearing and chipping along the edges, with a small hole in the center of the map along the crease, measuring at the largest point 1/8". The lettering and color of the map shows beautifully and is clean.
 
Lot 4101

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of titles relating to Shakespeare:

- The Norton Facsimile: The First Folio of Shakespeare prepared by Charlton Hinman - Dated 1968 by W. W. Norton and Company, Inc. - This large (approximately 10" by 14 1/2") volume is complete with slipcase.
- The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakespere edited by Charles Knight - Undated by Charles Knight & Co. - This is a three-volume set. Volume one: Tragedies. Volume two: Comedies. Volume three: Biography.
- The Shakespeare Cyclopædia and New Glossary by John Phin - Dated 1902 by The Industrial Publication Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4102

$100
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Michael Connelly shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Michael Connelly 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 4103

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

- Full and By, Being a Collection of Verses by Persons of Quality Edited by Cameron Rogers - Dated 1925 by Doubleday, Page & Company - First trade edition of this large, colorful volume. Rubbing to the extremities.
- The House, An Episode in the Lives of Reuben Baker, Astronomer, and of his Wife Alice by Eugene Field - Dated 1896 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Limited edition, numbered 116 of 150.
- The Game by Jack London - Dated 1905 by William Heinemann
- We and Our Neighbors by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Dated 1875 by J. B. Ford & Company - 1st American Edition, with the dash beneath the imprint on the title page.
- Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley - Dated 1920 by George W. Jacobs and Co. - This volume bears an original signature and inscription of illustrator Thornton Oakley on the front flyleaf.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4104

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of county histories:

- History of Tioga County Pennsylvania by uncredited - Dated 1883 by W. W. Munsell & Co. - Bound in light tan cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume provides a history of Tioga County, PA, located along the northern border of Pennsylvania with New York State. Tioga County was created on March 26, 1804, from part of Lycoming County and named for the Tioga River. The work is illustrated with many engraved portraits and scenes from throughout the county, with a hand-tinted color geological map. The front board and front flyleaves are detached and present. The rear board has started to separate from the spine. The illustration between pages 228 and 229 is detached and present. The fold-out illustration prior to page 157 is detached and present. The volume lacks a spine cover.
- A History of Steuben County, New York and It's People by Irvin W. Near - Dated 1911 by The Lewis Publishing & Co. - This is a complete two-volume set. The spine covers of both volumes display heavy flaking. Volume one exhibits advanced signs of age/wear with soiled boards and spine that display moisture marks. The front board of volume one has started to separate from the spine. Volume two exhibits flaking leather and heavily rubbed corners.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4105

$150
Title: Automobile Engineering: A General Reference Work
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: American Technical Society
Printing Year: 1923
Number of Volumes: 5 Volumes (lacking volume five)

Notes: Bound in limp black leather with bright gilt lettering to the spine these antique volumes are scarce reference works on automobile repair and maintenance. The volumes feature nearly 1,500 engravings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2".
 
Lot 4106

$100
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Michael Ringer
Medium: Limited Edition Print
Year: undated
Dimensions: Frame measures 29" by 24 3/4"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a limited edition print of Michael Ringer's "Winter Steelhead," hand-signed on the bottom right corner under the print, and numbered 30 of 50. The blue-toned winter angling print portrays a fly fisherman fishing in a river in the snow. On the snow-covered bank of the far side of the river is a man warming his hands beside a campfire.

Michael Ringer taught art in the NYS school system for 22 years taking an early retirement in 1990 to pursue his art on a full time basis. He paints extensively in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel with over 1,500 paintings in these media on the St. Lawrence River, the Adirondacks and southern Florida. Ringer has also created numerous Intaglio prints in etching and drypoint and cast over 500 bronzes of 15 sculptural works. His work has been published in eight books including five hardcover editions. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Artist in Residence for three sporting magazines. He has had numerous one man shows including those at the Frederic Remington Museum, the Antique Boat Museum, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Cumming Nature Center, Old Forge Center for the Arts, Tannery Pond Arts Center and others. (biography courtesy of www.michaelringer.com)

The work shows well, with bright, clean paper and colors.
 
Lot 4107

$110
Title: Souvenir Serge de Diaghileff's Ballet Russe
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Morris Gest
Printing Year: c.1916

Condition/Details: Bound in paper wrappers, with titling to the front wrapper, this antique volume is a scarce souvenir program for the 1916-1917 American tour of Diaghileff's Ballet Russe. The program features with many bright, colorful illustrations, along with sepia photographs of performers, including Waslav Nijinsky. The program also features advertisements for Fatima cigarettes, Baldwin pianos, Columbia Records, Cecil B. DeMille's Joan of Arc with Geraldine Farrar and Dubonnet wine. The volume shows light external age/wear with a separation between the wrappers at the lower section of the spine. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. There is some handwriting in green ink on the front wrapper. The book measures approximately 9" x 12" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 4108

$140
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: Seabrook, Hampton Falls, Stratford, Londonderry, Stoddard, Strafford, Dover, Sunape and Shelburne. 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 4109

$80
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the United States shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Violence in Lincoln County, The Romance of Revolution, Hand-Hewn in Vermont and The Iron Ores of Minnesota, 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 4110

$40
This lot includes the group of books on books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Tale of Beatrix Potter, Visions and Revisions, The Sentimental Novel in America 1789-1860 and Renaissance Dictionaries, 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 4111

$110
This lot includes the group of books on the history of New Hampshire shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include histories of New Ipswich, Hancock, Hampton Falls, Peterborough and Provincia, as well as a four-volume set by Stackpole. 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 spines, detached signatures or pages and chipped/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 4112

$80
This lot includes the group of decoratively bound volumes from The Franklin Library shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include George Eliot's The Mill On The Floss; Truman Capote's Other Voices, Other Rooms; Joseph Heller's God Knows (two author-signed copies of this book are included, one volume is wrapped in plastic); Muriel Spark's The Only Problem (author-signed); Kurt Vonnegut's Galapagos, and Plutarch, Selected Lives. Also included is one volume published by Richard Geis Associates, Harry Truman's Mr. Citizen. The Franklin Library volumes are bound in leatherette, with bright gilt embossing and gilded edges. The Richard Geis volume has been rebound in leatherette with gilt embossing. 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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