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Lot 8395

$70
This lot includes the 13 author-signed copies of The Broker by John Grisham shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author John Grisham and is complete with a mylar-protected 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 8396

$80
Title: The History and Famous Exploits of Robin Hood
Author: uncredited
Publisher: W. Rusher and Son (Banbury)
Printing Year: c1820

Condition/Details: This antique work is a scarce volume of the English folklore of Robin Hood, with "the merry speeches and gallant behaviors of him and his skilful band of archers, on various occasions: and including an account of his birth, education, marriage and death." This volume contains an intricately detailed engraved frontispiece, titled "Robin Hood, Little John, and Will, Scarlet, Fighting the Pindar of Wakefield." The volume shows age/wear, and is lacking boards or wrappers. The previous owner carefully stored this small volume in a homemade paper jacket. The text block is well bound with age-toned and foxed pages. The frontispiece page is lacking the top outside corner, not affecting the engraving. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" and contains 72 pages.
 
Lot 8397

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on whaling:

- The Story of the New England Whalers by John R. Spears - Dated 1910 by The Macmillan Company
- In Whaling Days by Howland Tripp - Dated 1909 by Little, Brown & Company
- "Whale Off!" The Story of American Shore Whaling by Everett J. Edwards & Jeannette Edwards Rattray - Dated 1933 by Frederick A. Stokes Company - Volume shows advanced wear.
- Creatures of the Sea by Frank T. Bullen - no date provided by The R.T.S. Office
- The Whalers of Akutan by Knut B. Birkeland - Dated 1926 by Yale University Press

These books are from a large collection of antique and vintage nautical volumes. Some of these volumes may show more advanced indications of wear, including moisture indications, rubbing and tearing to the bindings, detached pages and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction or contact our gallery.
 
Lot 8398

$2,900
Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1960 Stated First Edition, Signed by the Author

Condition/Details: Bound in its original paper and cloth-covered boards, this rare copy of arguably the most important American modern classic, still bears its original dust jacket. Harper Lee's signature appears on a blank leaf that has been tipped-in between the front free endpaper and the half-title page. The signature has been authenticated and a Certificate of Authenticity with serial number (GV 402409) from Global Authentication (GAI) accompanies the book. This copy is now housed in a sturdy archival clam shell case with a built-in pocket to accommodate the certificate. This copy features the first printing dust jacket identification points including the quote from Truman Capote in green at the top of the front flap, the lack of a printing statement on the lower left of the front flap, and the Truman Capote photograph on the rear. This variant first printing dust jacket shows the Grau/McGinley quotes on the rear flap.

Published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird was instantly successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. One critic explains the novel's impact by writing, "In the twentieth century, To Kill a Mockingbird is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism." In 2006, British librarians ranked the book ahead of the Bible as one "every adult should read before they die." It was adapted into an Oscar-winning film in 1962 by director Robert Mulligan, with a screenplay by Horton Foote. Since 1990, a play based on the novel has been performed annually in Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. To date, it is Lee's only published novel, and although she continues to respond to the book's impact, she has refused any personal publicity for herself or the novel since 1964. (courtesy of wikipedia)

The boards on this volume show some mild age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. The price-clipped dust jacket is housed in a glassine cover and shows well with some internal foxing, edgewear and a 3 opening along the crease at the front edge of the spine. The book itself is solidly bound and has some moisture toning on the corners of the first six leaves. A serial numbered GAI sticker is mounted on the bottom corner of the author-signed page. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.25" and contains 296 pages.
 
Lot 8399

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage printings of The Three Bears shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include linen, linenette and cloth printings from Samuel Gabriel, Anderson & Stamer, McLoughlin Bros. and Whitman Publishing, as well as a paper copy from Platt & Munk. 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 8400

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world. There are no book club editions or otherwise unmarketable books, and this collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear with most hard cover books in the original dust jackets.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of this auction, and during our other auctions this spring. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 8401

$10
This lot includes the group of antique decorative books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books feature fancy bindings, with gilt embossed lettering and designs. 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 8402

$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. Stated first edition.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in like-new condition, with light shelf wear to the jackets.
 
Lot 8403

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world. There are no book club editions or otherwise unmarketable books, and this collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear with most hard cover books in the original dust jackets.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of this auction, and during our other auctions this spring. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 8404

$275
Title: A Treatise on Marine Architecture, Containing the Theory and Practice of Shipbuilding
Author: Peter Hedderwick
Publisher: Privately, By the Author
Printing Year: 1830
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: This antique set is a scarce two-volume work on shipbuilding, with the text volume and large, elephant folio of engraved plates. The work details the "rules of the proportions of masts, rigging, weight of anchors, etc., including practical geometry and the principles of mechanics; observations on the strength of materials, hydrostatics, etc." The work is profusely illustrated, with engravings numbered I through VIII at the end of the text volume and plates IX through XXIX in the folio volume. Plate XXVIII was never published and is not present.

The text volume has been professionally rebound in black pebbled cloth with gilt embossing. It shows some external age/wear with rubbing along the extremities, with the volume solidly bound with age-toned pages showing some moisture indications and the previous owner's name and address in pen on the front free endpaper. The large folio is bound in green paper with a cream paper label. The folio shows advanced wear, with both boards and all fold-out pages detached. The pages show tears and chipping along the edges and creases, with tape or remnants of clear tape on the paper. The fold-out pages are delicate and show extensive wear. The text volume measures approximately 9 3/4" x 12" and the folio measures approximately 16" x 21".
 
Lot 8405

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

- Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens - Chapman and Hall - With illustrations by F. Barnard, text in two columns.
- Sacred Dramas: Chiefly Intended for Young Persons by Hannah More - Dated 1815 by Edward Earle - Front board detached.
- Cymon by Mr. Arne - Dated 1795 by John Bell - Boards are detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8406

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique nautical titles on shipbuilding:

- A History of Naval Architecture by John Fincham - Dated 1851 by Whittaker and Co. - Boards and several pages are detached and spine cover is lacking. Profusely illustrated.
- Calculations Relating to the Equipment, Displacement, etc. of Ships and Vessels of War by John Edye - Dated 1832 by Samuel and Richard Hodgson - Boards detached and lacking spine cover. Pages and signatures are detached. Includes many full-page and fold-out illustrations.
- An Outline of Ship Building, Theoretical and Practical by Theodore D. Wilson - Dated 1878 by John Wiley & Sons - Several signatures and pages are detached, with chipping along the edges. Ex-library volume, with typical indications. Includes many full-page illustrations.
- Naval Architecture: A Manual on Laying-Off - Iron, Steel, and Composite Vessels by Thomas H. Watson - Dated 1912 by Longmans, Green & Co. - Includes many fold-out illustrations.
- Practical Shell Developing for Steel Shipbuilders by Adam F. Tulin - Dated 1941 by Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company

These books are from a large collection of antique and vintage nautical volumes. Some of these volumes may show more advanced indications of wear, including moisture indications, rubbing and tearing to the bindings, detached pages and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction or contact our gallery.
 
Lot 8407

$15
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes many antique and vintage newspaper clippings, signatures and unbound pages from books, pamphlets and magazines. Featured in this lot is an 1895 volume of actual photographs of celebrities. The volume shows wear, with tearing and chipping pages and the volume mostly unbound. Also included is a collection of proofs of engravings by Timothy Cole, and pamphlets of The Oxford Outlook and programs from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Also included are many vintage newspaper clippings.

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. 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. Many of the newspapers and other material in this lot shows advanced wear, with chipping pages, and more.
 
Lot 8408

$15
This lot includes the antique original type tray shown in the corresponding image. This tray was used to store type for an antique printing press. This mahogany piece shows well, with the original copper handle. This piece measures 32 1/4" x 16 1/2". The tray does show some age/wear indications. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 8409

$130
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by John Grisham shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author John Grisham. This lot includes nine copies of The Summons and eight copies of Playing for Pizza. 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 8410

$10
This lot features three antique magazine issues of Harper's New Monthly Magazine publication, from January, September and November of 1896. Each of these magazines contain writings from Woodrow Wilson, who at the time was a professor at Princeton University. Additionally, the January issue features illustrations by Joseph Pennell; the September issue features the conclusion of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer, Detective. As Told by Huck Finn. A Story, with illustrations by A. B. Frost; and the November issue includes part two of George Du Maurier's The Martian and illustrations by Howard Pyle. These magazines are each in the original peach paper wrappers. The volumes show some age/wear indications, with chipping and tearing the paper wrappers and pages, and age-toned pages.
 
Lot 8411

$10
Title: The 1981 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar, The Lord of the Rings
Publisher: Tolkien Enterprises
Printing Year: 1981 Silver Anniversary Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in white paper wrappers with blue, silver and black lettering, this volume is a scarce, nearly new calendar featuring twelve illustrations from Ralph Bakshi's Fantasy Films production of The Lord of the Rings. This collector's edition also features a "unique guide to the Elvish origins of the Middle Earth dating system and a riddle that will challenge even the most avid Tolkien fan." This calendar was published 25 years after the first publication of the literary classic. This calendar shows very well, with no handwritten notes or marginalia throughout. The calendar is in the original white paper slip. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages, with light wear to the edges of the slip case. The book measures approximately 13" x 12".
 
Lot 8412

$55
Title: Harper's Pictorial History of the War With Spain
Author: Maj.-Gen. Nelson A. Miles
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1899

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized black pictorial cloth with embossed colorful design and cream lettering, this antique volume is an illustrated history of the Spanish-American War, containing illustrations that originally appeared in Harper's, with an introduction by Major-General Nelson A. Miles. Featured throughout this work are illustrations by Frederic Remington. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and tearing to the cloth. The spine shows extensive wear, with advanced moisture indications and tearing to the cloth along the edges. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 12" x 16 1/2" and contains 508 pages.
 
Lot 8413

$30
This lot includes the antique photograph album shown in the corresponding image. This gorgeously bound album is in leather with gilt and black embossing and a pink floral design. This album contains photographs from a Northwest Ohio family from the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. Approximately 20 tin types are included in this album, among other photographs. The leather is tearing from the front board.

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. 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 8414

$325
Title: The Birds of California
Author: William Leon Dawson
Publisher: South Moulton Company
Printing Year: 1923 Limited Edition Author-Signed
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in two-toned green cloth with embossed designs and lettering, this antique set is a limited edition work on the birds of California, with an account of the "580 species and subspecies of birds found in the State." This limited edition volume is part of the "Format de Luxe," comprised of 350 copies, signed by the author on the limitation page. This edition is not numbered and the subscription lines were left blank. The work is profusely illustrated with full-page and in-text illustration, including some in color. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear and rubbing along the extremities. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages, with gilded top edges and deckled side and bottom edges. The books measure approximately 10" x 12 1/2".
 
Lot 8415

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world. There are no book club editions or otherwise unmarketable books, and this collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear with most hard cover books in the original dust jackets.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of this auction, and during our other auctions this spring. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 8416

$20
This lot includes the group of original antique and vintage automotive advertisements shown in the corresponding image. This material features advertisements of a variety of car manufacturers, including Pierce-Arrow, Packard and Hudson. Many of these advertisements show gorgeous colors and were carefully excised from magazines. 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. 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 8417

$20
This lot includes the group of books on the Ithaca, New York region shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include works on Ithaca College and Cornell University, as well as a first edition work by L. H. Bailey and a history of Dryden, New York. 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 8418

$40
Title: The Case of the Private Armed Brig of War, Gen. Armstrong
Editor: Sam C. Reid, Jr.
Publisher: Banks, Gould & Co.
Printing Year: 1857

Condition/Details: Bound in leather-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce legal history of the destruction of the American brig General Armstrong, while under the command of Captain Reid, the author of this volume. The ship was destroyed by the British in the Portuguese port of Fayal. This volume is inscribed and signed by the author at the top of the title page. This volume is an important work in international law. The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards splitting along the external hinges with the spine cover. The once gilt embossed lettering has rubbed off, and the leather boards show rubbing and occasional moisture indications. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 240 pages.
 
Lot 8419

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

- The Homeopathic Domestic Medicine by Joseph Laurie - Dated 1879 by Boericke & Tafel
- Woman's Institute Library of Dressmaking by uncredited author - Dated 1926 by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Scranton, PA) - Three-volumes on dresses, sewing materials, and care of clothing.
- New Delineator Recipes by uncredited - Dated 1929 by The Butterick Publishing Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8420

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world. There are no book club editions or otherwise unmarketable books, and this collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear with most hard cover books in the original dust jackets.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of this auction, and during our other auctions this spring. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 8421

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world. There are no book club editions or otherwise unmarketable books, and this collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear with most hard cover books in the original dust jackets.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of this auction, and during our other auctions this spring. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 8422

$90
This lot includes the group of books on African birds shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include guides to the birds of Oman, Zululand, the Sudan and North Africa, as well as a two-volume French set on birds of Africa. 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 8423

$45
This lot includes the group of United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books cover a variety of topics, including organs made in America, cowboys, Yellowstone National Park, 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 8424

$25
This lot includes the group of children's alphabet books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books vary in size and topic, and show very well. 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 8425

$55
Title: The Last of the Windjammers
Author: Basil Lubbock
Publisher: Charles E. Lauriat
Printing Year: 1927
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set (in 4 parts)

These books are from a large collection of antique and vintage nautical volumes. Some of these volumes may show more advanced indications of wear, including moisture indications, rubbing and tearing to the bindings, detached pages and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction or contact our gallery.
 
Lot 8426

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage whaling history titles:

- Ship Registers by The Survey of Federal Archives, Works Projects Administration - Dated 1940 by The National Archives Project - Two-volume, WPA project, typed, with light blue paper wrappers and black cloth spine backings.
- The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem by Ralph D. Paine - Dated 1909 by The Outing Publishing Company - Front board detached from text block along internal hinge.
- Whale Fishery of New England by uncredited author - Dated 1915 by State Street Trust Company
- Whale Hunting With Gun and Camera by Roy Chapman Andrews - Dated 1916 by D. Appleton and Company
Also included are two issues of Harper's New Monthly Magazine containing whaling-related stories. The issues are from April 1854 and March 1856. The volumes show wear, with chipping and tearing pages and the rear wrappers lacking.

These books are from a large collection of antique and vintage nautical volumes. Some of these volumes may show more advanced indications of wear, including moisture indications, rubbing and tearing to the bindings, detached pages and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction or contact our gallery.
 
Lot 8427

$70
Title: Journal or Historical Recollections of American Events During the Revolutionary War
Author: Elias Boudinot
Publisher: Frederick Bourquin
Printing Year: 1894 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in dark brown cloth, this antique limited edition volume is a first printing of recounting the events from April 1775 to the end of the Revolutionary War. This volume is hand-numbered on the limitation page, 169 of 290 royal octavo volumes. Elias Boudinot (1740 1821) was a lawyer and statesman from Elizabeth, New Jersey who was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a U.S. Congressman for New Jersey. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783 and Director of the United States Mint from 1795 until 1805. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work includes three fold-out facsimiles of period broadsides. The volume shows very well, with light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10 1/2" and contains 97 pages.
 
Lot 8428

$25
This lot includes the group of art, photography, and culinary books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 8429

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world. There are no book club editions or otherwise unmarketable books, and this collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear with most hard cover books in the original dust jackets.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of this auction, and during our other auctions this spring. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 8430

$100
This shelf lot includes the group of nautical 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. These books are from a large collection of antique and vintage nautical volumes. Some of these volumes may show more advanced indications of wear, including moisture indications, rubbing and tearing to the bindings, detached pages and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction or contact our gallery.
 
Lot 8431

$45
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Lawrence Block shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Lawrence Block. Titles include: three copies of The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian, one copy of The Specialists, two copies of Ariel, one copy of Tanner on Ice, two copies of Hope to Die and two copies of A Walk Among the Tombstones. 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 8432

$25
This lot features the following group of vintage magazine issues:

Title: The New Yorker
Issue Dates: 1940s
Approximate Number of Issues: 15

Notes: These vintage magazines show very well with beautiful color front and rear covers. Many of the front covers depict various World War II-related topics. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show light signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, and wear along the spines.
 
Lot 8433

$1,300
Title: Profiles in Courage
Author: John F. Kennedy
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1956 Author-Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in blue paper with black cloth spine backing and gilt lettering and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a scarce copy of former President John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, inscribed and signed by the former President on the front free endpaper. The blue pen inscription is addressed "To Paul- With Best Wishes, from John Kennedy." Included in this volume is a handwritten letter from the noted Kennedy collector Robert L. White, stating the signature is authentic, dated 1993.

Profiles in Courage is a 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography written by John F. Kennedy, describing acts of bravery and integrity by eight United States Senators throughout the Senate's history. The book profiles senators who crossed party lines and/or defied the public opinion of their constituents to do what they felt was right and suffered severe criticism and losses in popularity because of their actions. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume is a book club edition, in a cream and light blue dust jacket with blue, red, black and white lettering, with no price on the inside front flap and a small imprint on the bottom right corner of the rear board. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with general shelf wear and rubbing along the extremities and lightly age-toned pages. The dust jacket shows some wear, with sunning and rubbing, a 1/2" tear along the bottom edge and light chipping along the top edge and the bottom edge of the spine. The jacket is now in a protective mylar cover. The volume is solidly bound. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 266 pages.
 
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