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Lot 1404

$550
Title: The Voyage Out
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Duckworth & Co., London
Printing Year: 1915 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce copy of one of Woolf's very first novel. This is one of three rare Virginia Woolf books we are offering during this auction - also see lots 9006 and 9210.

Adeline Virginia Woolf (January 25, 1882 – March 28, 1941) was an English novelist, essayist, diarist, epistler, publisher, feminist, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Voyage Out was Virginia Woolf's first novel. Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirize Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Two of the other characters were modeled after important figures in Woolf's life. St John Hirst is a fictional portrayal of Lytton Strachey and Helen Ambrose is to some extent inspired by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell. And Rachel's journey from a cloistered life in a London suburb to freedom, challenging intellectual discourse and discovery very likely reflects Woolf's own journey from a repressive household to the intellectual stimulation of the Bloomsbury Group.

This book had a long and difficult gestation. It was written during a period in which Woolf was especially vulnerable. She suffered from periods of depression and at one point attempted suicide. The resultant work contained the seeds of all that would blossom in her later work: the innovative narrative style, the focus on feminine consciousness, sexuality and death. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The back of the book has six pages of advertisements and a sixteen-page catalogue for other books published by Duckworth & Co. The book shows light external age/wear concentrated at the extremities, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages and no inscriptions or marginalia. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 458 pages.
Lot 1405

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on forestry, agriculture and science:

- Rational Evolution (The Making of Humanity) by Robert Briffault - Dated 1930 by The Macmillan Company - Slight wear to spine and boards.
- Mysteries of the Sun: Solar Electric Distribution and Sun Habitation by Alexander Young - Dated 1904 by Carnation Publishing Company (Buffalo) - Slight wear to spine and boards. Inscription to former owner.
- More Fur Bearing Animals, Including the Angora Wool Rabbit, Fitch, Nutria and Fisher, with Revisions on the Silver Fox, Mink and Muskrat by Hardison Patton - Dated 1934 by Clement V. Ritter (Chicago) - Gilt embossing on spine and front board. Former owner's signature.
- The Literature of Forestry and Agroforestry Edited by Peter McDonald & James Lassoie - Dated 1996 by Cornell University Press (Ithaca) - Silver gilt embossing on spine and front board.
- The College of Agriculture at Penn State: A Tradition of Excellence by Michael Bezilla - Dated 1987 by The Pennsylvania State University Press (University Park) - In dustjacket with silver gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1408

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut theology and history obtained from a historical society's library:

- Manual for the Communicants of the Congregational Church in Westbrook, Conn. - Dated 1842 by John S. Taylor & Co. - Rebound, with original wrappers inside.
- A History of the Baptist Church of Willington, Connecticut, 1828-1928 by Edwin E. Sundt - Dated 1932 by The Schulte Press
- The Congregational Church, Westbrook, Conn. - Dated 1898 by Deep River New Era Print - Rebound, with original wrappers inside. Front wrapper detached from spine.
- A Sermon Preached in the Congregational Church, Westbrook, Conn. by Doane R. Atkins - Dated 1876 by Press of Cochraine & Sampson - Rebound, with original wrappers inside. Front wrapper detached from spine.
- Historical Note of the Congregational Church in Torrington, Conn. - Dated 1852 by an unnamed publisher - Rebound, with original wrappers inside.
- History of Torrington, Connecticut by Rev. Samuel Orcutt - Dated 1878 by J. Munsell - Some pages are detached from textblock.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1409

$15
This large shelf lot includes the group of books on World history 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 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 1410

$20
Title: The Life of Elder Abel Thornton, Late of Johnston, R. I.: A Preacher in the Free-Will Baptist Connexion, and a Member of the R. I. Q. Meeting
Author: Elder Abel Thornton
Publisher: R. I. Q. Meeting
Printing Year: 1828 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this autobiographical work by a Rhode Island Baptist minister. This edition contains a preface by Z. Tobey. The volume shows external age/wear, Volume is disbound, with detaching pages. Spine shows perforation. Title page is torn, with bottom left-hand corner detached. Text block appears to be complete, with mildly age-toned pages that show marginal markings. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" and contains 132 pages.
Lot 1411

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of rare antique bookends shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes eleven single bookends depicting a variety of images, including a seated President Lincoln, a Grecian figure, houses, owl, pineapple, pirates, floral design, and lion. Cast metal and other media. Pieces show beautifully with some aging. These bookends range in height from 5" to 8.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $36.50. This is one of several lots of bookends. See the rest of the catalog for more details.
Lot 1414

$30
Title: The Steppe and Other Stories
Author: Anton Tchekov
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers
Printing Year: 1915

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering, this antique volume is a rare printing of this collection of stories by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (January 29, 1860 – July 15, 1904), a Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature. This translation by Adeline Lister Kaye was the second comprehensive selection of Chekhov's work published in the United States. This edition also contains a preface by the translator.

English was one of the last major languages into which Anton Chekhov's stories and plays were translated—a fact partially explained by the relative indifference of English, as opposed to German or central European critics, writers and theatres, to Russian literature, and partly by Chekhov's own reluctance to encourage translators—he told Olga Vasilieva, who undertook a series of translations (which never saw print), that being translated was a matter of complete indifference to him, since the English could have nothing in common with the life of his characters. As Russia was not party to international copyright agreements, Chekhov had no financial inducements for encouraging translation: he was never offered a penny by those translating him into English. In his lifetime, in the United States a couple of minor stories were published in periodicals. Before World War I the only significant story of Chekhov's to be published in America was ‘Khudozhestvo’ (1886, A Work of Art), translated in 1908 by Archibald J. Wolfe.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This volume lacks front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 296 pages.
Lot 1415

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut theology and history obtained from a historical society library:

- A Historical Narrative by Rev. William Carr - Dated 1906 by Record Print - Delivered at the dedication of the Taftville Congregational Church. Original wrappers secured in pamphlet binder.
- Congregational Church Manual: Willimantic, Conn. - Dated 1860 by Manning, Perry & Co. - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- A Centennial Discourse Delivered in the Congregational Church, Willimantic by Rev. Horace Winslow - Dated 1877 by unnamed publisher - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Windsor Locks: Its Early Settlers and Their Successors: Their Social, Civil and Religious Life by Jabez H. Hayden - Dated 1880 by Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Historical Sketches by Jabez H. Hayden - Dated 1915 by Windsor Locks Journal - Bound in green cloth boards with gilting.
- Windsor Locks: Town Guide by Windsor Locks Jaycees - Dated 1966 by unnamed publisher - Original wrappers secured in pamphlet binder.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1416

$40
Title: Bourke Engine Documentary
Author: Lois Bourke
Publisher: D. D. Enterprises
Printing Year: 1968 Author-Signed Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in original illustrated wrappers, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of an important work that documents the theory and workings of the Bourke engine. This book is signed by Lois and Russ Bourke underneath their picture.

The Bourke Engine was designed by Russell Bourke in the 1920s, as an improved two stroke engine. Despite finishing his design and building several working engines, the onset of World War II, lack of test results, and the poor health of his wife compounded to prevent his engine from ever coming successfully to market. The main claimed virtues of the design are that it has only two moving parts, is light weight, powerful, has two power pulses per revolution, and does not need oil mixed into the fuel.

The work contains many in-text and full-page illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 148 pages.
Lot 1417

$425
Title: Pygmalion
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Everybody's Magazine
Printing Year: 1914 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black leather with bright gilt embossing on front board and gilted page edges, this antique volume is a scarce first publication of the Irish playwright's best-known dramatic work from Everybody's Magazine. The original dustjacket and leather binding make this version extremely rare. It originally appeared on pages 577 - 612 in the November issue of the journal (Vol. XXXI, No. 5). The text is arranged in two columns and contains eight illustrations by May Wilson Preston.

This unauthorized edition was printed shortly after the first American performance, and preceded the authorized publication by nearly two years. After printing, the magazine was advised by Shaw's agent that it had acquired serial rights only and distribution was halted.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 34 pages.
Lot 1420

$30
Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique set is a unique collection of shorter works, assembled in a private binding. As was a popular pursuit of the day, an individual commissioned a bindery to create this unique collection, bound in a specific order and trimmed where needed to create a cohesive look to the volume. The included texts were most often originally published in wraps and were ensured a longer life through this process.

This particular privately bound volume contains a number of English dramas of the Eighteenth century. The individual titles included in this volume are:
  • The Rehearsal of a Comedy by George, Duke of Buckingham - Dated 1757 by George Risk
  • The Revenge: A Tragedy by E. Young - Dated 1764
  • A Christmas Tale by David Garrick - Dated 1774 by Lynch, Williams, Wilson and Husband
  • She Stoops To Conquer; or, the Mistakes of a Night by Doctor Goldsmith - Dated 1773 by Exshaw, Saunders, Sleater, etc.
  • He Would Be a Soldier by Frederick Pilon - Dated 1787
  • Polly Honeycombe: A Dramatic Novel - Dated 1761
  • The Brothers - No date provided by A. Leathley, P. and W. Wilson, J. Exshaw, etc.
  • Lionel and Clarissa; or, A School of Fathers - Dated 1764 by J. Exshaw, J. Potts, D. Chamberlain, etc.
  • The Chapter of Accidents by Miss Lee - Dated 1781 by Company of Booksellers (Dublin)
These leather-bound volumes show mild external age/wear. The hinges of these volumes show cracking. Age-toned pages show light foxing. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 7".
Lot 1421

$80
This very large shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 1423

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of miniature antique literature titles:

- The Works of Virgil Translated by John Dryden - Dated 1818 by F. Lucas, Jun. and N. G. Maxwell - Two volume set. Includes water markings.
- The Adventures of Telemachus, Son of Ulysses by John Hawkesworth- Dated 1815 by Isaac Peirce - Set of two volumes.
- Hudibras bySamuel Butler - Dated 1758 by Sands, Donaldson, Murray & Cochran

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1426

$35
Title: Biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut
Publisher: J. H. Beers
Printing Year: 1903

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and page edges, this large antique volume is a scarce history of Tolland and Windham counties with biographical sketches of its prominent citizens and many of the early settled families. The work is illustrated with photographs and drawings of many important figures from the counties' history. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The first and last page bare the pressed seal of a historical society. The book measures approximately 9" x 11" and contains 1358 pages.
Lot 1427

$225
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage literature titles:

- The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - Dated 1927 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Gilt embossing on spine and front board. First edition, second state ("stopped" on page 181 is corrected). Lacking front free end-paper.
- The Arabian Nights Murder by John Dickson Carr - Dated 1936 by Harper & Brothers Publishers - Stated first edition. Some wear to boards.
- The Deaves Affair by Hulbert Footner - Dated 1922 by George H. Doran Company - Some water markings to boards and spine.
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - Dated 1937 by Covici Friede Publishers - First print, second state. "Loosely" appears on page 9, line 21. No bullet between numbers on page 88.
- We Too Are Drifting by Gale Wilhelm - Dated 1935 by Random House - Silver gilt embossing on spine and front board. Former owner's signature.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1428

$175
Title: A History of the Great Massacre by the Sioux Indians in Minnesota, Including the Personal Narratives of Many Who Escaped
Authors: Charles S. Bryant & Abel B. Murch
Publisher: Rickey & Carroll, Publishers (Cincinnati)
Printing Year: 1864

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a historical account of the Dakota War of 1862, plus many personal narratives collected from survivors. The Dakota War (also known as the Sioux Uprising, Sioux Outbreak of 1862, the Dakota Conflict, the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862 or Little Crow's War) was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of the eastern Sioux or Dakota which began on August 17, 1862, along the Minnesota River in southwest Minnesota. It ended with a mass execution of 38 Dakota men on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota.

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Little Crow and 6 plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with extensive staining to spine and rear cover. The book is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that show occasional light foxing. Publisher's advertisements appear pasted on endpapers. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 505 pages plus 12 pages of publisher's advertisements.
Lot 1429

$300
Stacking Bookcase
Condition/Details: This stacking bookcase was produced by Hale's Interchangeable Bookcase, in Herkimer, NY, as indicated by the paper label. The unit includes three sections with front doors and brass handles, as well as base and top units. Two sections have retained the glass. The unit shows age wear. The unit measures approximately 34.25" wide by 12.25" deep by 48.5" tall. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for this lot but it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.
Lot 1430

$70
Title: Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook, Complete with a Guide to Original Production Rod Specification
Author: Michael Sinclair
Publisher: Centennial Publications (Grand Junction, Colorado)
Printing Year: 1994

Condition/Details: This spiral-bound volume in original wrappers is a scarce guide for collectors and restorers, providing detailed information on bamboo fly rods. Michael Sinclair is author of many famous books, such as "Colorado Classic Cane" (1991), and "Heddon the Rod with the Fighting Heart" (1997), cult books among bamboo rod makers and collectors. The work is illustrated with many full-page drawings and diagrams. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 10 1/2" and contains 208 pages.
Lot 1431

$130
This large shelf lot includes the group of 19th century school 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 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 1433

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles by Rudyard Kipling:

- Mine Own People - Dated 1891 by John W. Lovell Company - Stated Authorized Edition. Decorative, bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering.
- Soldier Stories - Dated 1899 by International Book and Publishing Co. - Stated Special Limited Edition. In wrappers. Former owner's signature.
- The Man Who Would Be King - No dated provided, by Brentano's
- If - Dated 1910 by Doubleday Page and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1434

$20
Title: Discourses on the Depravity of the Human Family; Particularly Applied to this Nation and these Times
Author: John Landis
Publisher: R. S. Elliott & Co. (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1839 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with spine label, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of a rare theological work. The volume shows external age/wear. Spine cover lacks bottom fourth. The book has broken hinges. Age-toned pages show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 177 pages.
Lot 1435

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut history obtained from a historical society library:

- The Eightieth Anniversary of the Ladies' Home Missionary Society of the Congregational Church, Wilton, Conn. - Dated 1916 by an unnamed publisher - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Commemorative History of Wilton Academy, Wilton, Connecticut by Hawley Olmstead and Edward Olmstead - Dated 1912 by The New England Press - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards. Front wrapper is detached.
- Wilton Parish, 1726-1800 by Marian Olmstead - Dated 1900 by an unnamed publisher
- An Account of the Observance of the 150th Anniversary of the Organization of the Congregational Church, Wilton Conn. by Samuel G. Willard and John G. Davenport - Dated 1876 by R. J. Johnston - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards. Front wrapper is detached.
- Church Records of Wilton, Connecticut Copied by Mrs. Harvey Tyson White - Dated 1926 - Rebound.
- Marriages of the Congregational Church, Wilton, Conn. Copied by William A. Eardeley - No dated provided - Rebound. Handwritten notes of marriages from approximately 1735-1799. Wear to front board, bottom right corner.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1437

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage and antique books from the Boy Scouts of America:

- Handbook for Boys Dated 1943 - In wrappers, with front board illustration by Norman Rockwell. Includes original U.S. Bike Tires advertisement on rear board. Includes former owner's signature and notations. Spine shows wear.
- Handbook for Boys Dated 1932 - In wrappers, with front board illustration by Norman Rockwell. Includes original U.S. Bicycle Tires advertisement on rear board. Includes former owner's signature and notations.
- Handbook for Boys Dated 1920 - In wrappers. Includes former owners signature and notations.
- Handbook for Scoutmasters Dated 1938 - Bound in leather. Includes former owners signature and notations.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1440

$55
Title: Beautiful Homes; or, Hints in House Furnishing
Author: Henry T. Williams & Mrs. C. S. Jones
Publisher: Henry T. Williams, Publisher
Printing Year: 1878

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and embossed black lettering and decorative design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century work on decorative design and home furnishing. This is volume 4 of Williams' Household Series. The work is illustrated with many in-text and full-page illustrations. The volume shows mild external age/wear, with fraying at ends of spine and corners. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 314 pages plus 5 pages of publisher's advertisements.
Lot 1441

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique philosophy and social commentary titles:

- The Battle of Behaviorism by John B. Watson - Dated 1929 by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. - In dustjacket. Former owner's signature.
- Psychoanalysis by D. H. Lawrence - Dated 1921 by Thomas Seltzer - Former owner's signature. Spine cover is lacking.
- Sex Worship: An Exposition of the Phallic Origin of Religion by Clifford Howard - Dated 1897 Published by the Author - Former bookstore sticker. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering.
- The Evolution of Sex by Patrick Geddes and J. Arthur Thomson - Dated 1890 by Scribner & Welford - Gilt lettering on spine and front board.
- Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living by H. W. Long, MD- Dated 1919 by Richard G. Badger - In dustjacket. Jacket shows some wear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1444

$80
Title: Seventh Report of the Forest, Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers (Albany)
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce government report on New York wildlife. The work is lavishly illustrated with many black and white and color plates wapiti, deer, bear, birds, leaves, insects, a number of which are by noted illustrator Louis Agassiz Fuertes. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8.75" x 11.75" and contains 534 pages.
Lot 1445

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on sports, hobbies and collectibles:

- Rising Trout by Charles K. Fox - Dated 1967 by Foxcrest (Carlisle, PA) - Signed limited edition, in dustjacket. Former owner's name.
- Unfinished Business: On and Off the Court with the 1990-91 Boston Celtics by Jack McCallum - Dated 1992 by Summitt Books - First edition, in dustjacket.
- Lapchick: The Life of a Legendary Player and Coach in the Glory Days of Basketball by Gus Alfieri - Dated 2006 by The Lyons Press (Guilford, CT) - Signed first edition, in dustjacket.
- Lapchick: The Life of a Legendary Player and Coach in the Glory Days of Basketball by Gus Alfieri - Dated 2006 by The Lyons Press (Guilford, CT) - Signed first edition, in dustjacket.
- The Musical Box: A Guide for Collectors by W.J.G. Ord-Hume - Dated 1995 by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. - Oversized, in dustjacket, with marbled front and end pieces.
- The Collector's Book of Dolls' Clotes: Costumes in Miniature: 1700-1929 by Dorothy S., Elizabeth A., & Evelyn J. Coleman - Dated 1975 by Crown Publishers, Inc. - Oversized, in dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1447

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut theology and history obtained from a historical society library:

- Manual of the Congregational Church of Trumbull, Conn. - Dated 1869 by Standard Association Steam Press - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Manual of the First Congregational Church in Suffield, Conn. - Dated 1858 by Samuel Bowles and Company - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Proceedings at Suffield, September 16, 1858, on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Decease of the Rev. Benjamin Ruggles - Dated 1859 by Samuel Bowles and Company - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards. Spine is splitting.
- A Historical Discourse, Presented November 18, 1880, at the 150th Anniversary of the Congregational Church and Society of Trumbull, Conn. by Nathan T. Merwin, Pastor - Dated 1880 by The Standard Association - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- They Face the Rising Sun by E. Merrill Beach - Dated 1971 by Pequot Press, Inc. - Stated First Edition. According to title page: "A comprehensive story with genealogical material and complete charting of the Unity Burial Ground - oldest cemetery in Trumbull, Connecticut, 1730-1971."
- The Bi-Centennial Celebration: First Congregational Church of Preston, Connecticut, 1698-1898 - Dated 1900 by The Society - Enclosed in a brown leather case with black ties on the outside and inside boards.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1448

$25
Title: Psyche: I-- Lucienne; II-- Le Dieu des Corps; III--Quand le Navire
Author: Jules Romains
Publisher: NRF (Paris)
Printing Year: 1930
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in original wrappers, this antique set is a scarce edition of this trilogy of novels by French writer Jules Romains, born Louis Henri Jean Farigoule (August 26, 1885 - August 14, 1972), founder of the Unanimism literary movement. These volumes appear as part of the NRF edition of the complete works of J. Romains. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
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