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Lot 9136

$60
Title: The Pears of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
Printing Year: 1921

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of botany. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and many bright color plates. This handsome volume shows external age/wear, with mild staining to covers and small dents to edges of covers. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 636 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50

Lot 9138

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of signed scientific titles:

- Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science by James D. Watson - Dated 2007 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated first editon in dustjacket
- The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould - Dated 1981 by W. W. Norton & Company - dustjacket in mylar cover
- Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger - Dated 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company - signed by Lovell, in dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 9140

$24
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. Many of the books are signed by French as an owner's inscription. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9142

$18
Title: From the Kingdom of Memory: Reminiscences
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Summit Books
Printing Year: Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in brown quarter-cloth over yellow paper boards with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed collection of landmark speeches and personal essays by Elie Wiesel (b. 1928), a writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. He is best known for accounts of his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps. His diverse range of other writings offer powerful and poetic contributions to literature, theology, and his own articulation of Jewish spirituality today.

When Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind," noting that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps," as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace," Wiesel had delivered a powerful message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humanity. (Summary and quotation courtesy of Wikipedia)

. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. New dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 250 pages. Please note that other signed Wiesel titles are being offered in this auction. See also lots 242, 340. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9144

$425
Title: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Author: Muriel Spark
Publisher: J. P. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1962 Inscribed First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright blue lettering and decoration, this volume is a scarce work by award-winning Scottish novelist Muriel Spark (1918 - 2006). In this novel, the best known of her works, the author brings to life an eccentric, egocentric, and charming teacher in a private Edinburgh school during the 1930s. Miss Brodie’s six students, known collectively as "the Brodie set," move through the grades. Miss Brodie sabotages school curriculum as she grandstands her own passions, both personal and academic. She colludes with her students regarding her status in the school and trouble she has with the headmistress. Miss Brodie is memorable for these students, recalled in their later lives, as repeated flash-forwards reveal.

"The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" enjoyed multiple dramatic adaptations: a stage play in 1968, a film starring Maggie Smith in 1969, and a TV serial in 1978. The play and the film reshuffled some of the correspondences between the characters and the plot elements. The TV serial took even greater liberties with the original.

The author's inscription appears on the front endpaper and reads as follows: "For / George Kite (?)/ all good wishes & / Thanks - Muriel Spark / 19' March 1966 / New York." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket, with photo of the author on rear cover, is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 187 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9145

$22
This immense original World War One poster is part of a large collection we have been selling over the past several months. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping. This lot includes nine of twelve panels which when assembled, form a most impressive mosaic banner that shows at its center a mythological female figure in flowing white robe, with a United States flag thrown over her shoulder, its striped end waving in the wind. She wears an expression of determination, as, looking back onto advancing soldiers, she wields a golden shield and holds a sword aloft, urging them onwards. A bald eagle flies with outstretched wings immediately behind her, offering a contrast of vivid colors to the starkly drawn black and red horizon in the distance, the background against which the multitude of soldiers march. We have photographed each panel and displayed them below, along with one which shows one of these banners in its entirety when assembled (this is shown strictly to provide a view of the complete image, the banner being sold in this lot is NOT complete - three panels are lacking, the nine present are shown).

Title: For Victory, Buy More Bonds
Artist: J. Scott Williams
Printer: The Otis Litho. Co. Cleveland, O.
Year: c1918
Dimensions: Each of the panels measures approximately 40" by 55", giving the complete poster a total size of approximately 20 feet by nine feet.

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: "Fouth Liberty Loans." Additional margin text includes: "18-B ." This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully with no apparent fading to the colors. The individual panels have scattered age/wear/loss, concentrated at the edges and folds, in some places this deterioration is significant. This poster has never been taped or pinned. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50

Lot 9146

$24
This lot includes the group of German-language magazines shown in the corresponding image.There are three periodicals in this collection: 2 issues of "Ostdeutsche Monatshefte" (April, December 1939), the December 1933 issue of "Das Thuringer Fahnlein," and 5 issues of "Der Auslandsdeutsche" (January, April, May, October, November 1937). Included as well is a booklet entitled "Satzungen des Bundes der Auslandsdeutschen" with lines for identifying political membership subdivisions left blank. All magazines contain illustrations. Well-preserved issues have unmarked, age-toned pages. 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: $10.50
Lot 9148

$110
Title: Slapstick; or, Lonesome No More!
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence
Printing Year: 1976 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of this science fiction novel by American author Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007). The novel depicts Vonnegut's views of loneliness, both on an individual and social scale. The book was adapted into the 1982 film "Slapstick of Another Kind."

"Slapstick" is dedicated to Arthur Stanley Jefferson and Norvell Hardy (better known as Laurel and Hardy), and the title of the novel is in reference to the physical and situational comedy style that duo employed. Vonnegut explains the title himself in the opening lines of the book's prologue: "This is the closest I will ever come to writing an autobiography. I have called it "Slapstick" because it is grotesque, situational poetry -- like the slapstick film comedies, especially those of Laurel and Hardy, of long ago. It is about what life feels like to me."

The author's signature appears on the title page. The work is illustrated with a Hirschfeld drawing of Laurel and Hardy. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket with small tear to top of front cover, and photo of author on rear, is in mylar cover. Previous owner's name is written on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 243 pages. It should be noted that other signed Vonnegut titles are being offered in this auction. Please also see lots 80, 200, 274, 348, 408. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9150

$16
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Joyce and Feminism by Bonnie Kime Scott - Dated 1984 by Inidana University Press - First printing in dustjacket
- Writing Joyce: A Semiotics of the Joyce System by Lorraine Weir - Dated 1989 by Indiana University Press - First printing in dustjacket
- Joyce's Dislocutions: Essays on Reading as Translation by Fritz Senn - Dated 1984 by Johns Hopkins University Press - dustjacket
- Patriarchy and Incest from Shakespeare to Joyce by Jane M. Ford - Dated 1998 by University Press of Florida - First printing
- Joyce Studies Annual 1990 by Thomas F. Staley - Dated 1990 by University of Texas Press
- Joyce Studies Annual 1991 by Thomas F. Staley - Dated 1991 by University of Texas Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 9151

$30
Title: The Blackthorn Winter
Author: Philippa Powys
Publisher: Richard R. Smith Inc.
Printing Year: 1930 Stated First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with black lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce novel by British author Philippa Powys (1886 - 1963), a novelist and poet, who belonged to one of the most distinguished families in modern literature. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Mylar-covered dustjacket is intact with three large tears to rear cover and small tears along edges. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 224 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9152

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of autographed titles by former president Jimmy Carter:

- The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture - Dated 2002 by Simon & Schuster - first printing in dustjacket
- Sharing Good Times - Dated 2004 by Simon & Schuster - first printing in dustjacket
- An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections - Dated 1988 by Bantam Books - first printing in dustjacket
- Palestine Peace Not Apartheid - Dated 2006 by Simon & Schuster - first printing in dustjacket
- Turning Point: A Candidate, a State, and a Nation Come of Age - Dated 1992 by Times Books - dustjacket
- Living Faith - Dated 1996 by Times Books - dustjacket
- Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life by Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter - Dated 1987 by Random House - first printing in dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 9154

$14
Title: DNA: The Secret of Life
Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 2003 Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of an introductory history of genetics by James D. Watson (b. 1928), an American molecular biologist, and one of the co-discoverers of DNA. The author here not only tells of the discovery of the structure of DNA but also the gives a dazzling picture of the brilliance, ambitions and rivalries within the scientific community. This book is a companion volume to the PBS five-part television series.

Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material." He studied at the University of Chicago and Indiana University and subsequently worked at the University of Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory in England where he first met his future collaborator and personal friend Francis Crick.

In 1956 he became a junior member of Harvard University's Biological Laboratories until 1976, but in 1968 served as Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, New York and shifted its research emphasis to the study of cancer. In 1994 he became its President for ten years, and then subsequently served as its Chancellor until 2007, when he was forced into retirement by controversy over several comments about race and intelligence. Between 1988 and 1992 he was associated with the National Institutes of Health, helping to establish the Human Genome Project. He has written many science books, including the seminal textbook "The Molecular Biology of the Gene" (1965) and his bestselling book "The Double Helix" (1968) about the DNA Structure discovery. (biographical sketch courtesy of Wikipedia)

Signed by Watson in his diminutive hand on the title page. The work is illustrated with many color photographs and diagrams. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 9" and contains 446 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9155

$55
This lot includes the group of U.S. historical ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes antique photographs, catalogues and diaries. 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 boxlot, 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9156

$45
Title: The Collected Plays of Edward Albee
Publisher: Overlook Duckworth
Printing Year: 2005 Volume 2 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce collection of works by American playwright Edward Albee (b. 1928), winner of three Pulitzer Prizes for drama - for "A Delicate Balance" (1967), "Seascape" (1975), and "Three Tall Women" (1994); a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement (2005); the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1980); as well as the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts (both in 1996).

This is volume 2, containing the following plays written between 1966 - 1977: A Delicate Balance; Everything in the Garden; Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse Tung; All Over; Seascape; Listening; Counting the Ways; and The Lady from Dubuque. The author's signature appears on the title page. The volume is excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. New dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 704 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9158

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The House of the Seven Gables and the Snow Image by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Dated 1875 by James R. Osgood and Company
- Little Women or Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy by Louisa M. Alcott - Dated 1895 by Roberts Brothers (Boston)
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Dated 1885 by Macmillan - Disbound, coloring of some illustrations, smudging and spotting to a small number of pages
- Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Dated 1852 by John P. Jewett & Company (Cleveland, Ohio) - Early printing (marked "Twentieth Thousand" on title pages of both volumes). Both volumes show significant external wear, both lack portions of spine cover, both are slightly cocked and have edgewear. Embossed gilt design on front covers still visible. Age-toned pages show foxing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 9160

$35
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This auction lot includes the following group of titles, all of which are inscribed by their authors to Marilyn French:

- Leaning Forward: Poems by Grace Paley - Dated 1985 by Granite Press (Penobscot, Maine) - wrappers
- The Red Heart by Rosie Scott - Dated 1999 by Vintage - wrappers, foreword by Marilyn French
- Tell Me Another Morning: An Autobiographical Novel by Zdena Berger - Dated 2007 by Paris Press (Ashfield, Massachusetts) - wrappers, photocopy of review laid in
- Gwendolyn Brooks: Poetry and the Heroic Voice by D. H. Melhem - Dated 1987 by University of Kentucky Press - wrappers
- Black Titan: A. G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire by Jenkins & Hines - Dated 2004 by One World Balantine Books - First printing in dustjacket
- Cole Porter: A Biography by William McBrien - Dated 1998 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated first edition in dustjacket
- Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook - Dated 1992 by Viking - First printing in dustjacket
- Kabul in Winter: Life without Peace in Afghanistan by Ann Jones - Dated 2006 by Metropolitan Books - First printing in dustjacket
- Light Years: A Memoir by Le Anne Schreiber - Dated 1996 by Lyons & Burford, Publishers - First printing in dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 9162

$12
Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume 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 private binding volume contains a number of late eighteenth-century English dramas, most if not all performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. The individual titles included in this volume are:
  • The Prize; or, 2, 5, 3, 8: A Musical Farce, in Two Acts, as Performed by His Majesty's Company by Prince Hoare - Dated 1794 by uncredited publisher
  • Devil to Pay; or, The Wives Metamorphosed: An Opera. Taken from the Manager's Book at the Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane - No date provided by H. D. Symonds
  • The Citizen: A Farce. by Arthur Muphy - No date provided by R. Butters
  • The Apprentice: A Farce by Mr. Murphy - No date provided by R. Butters
  • High Life below Stairs: A Farce. by David Garrick - No date provided by R. Butters
  • Who's the Dupe? A Farce: As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane by Mrs. Cowley - Dated 1790 by G. G. J. and J. Robinson
  • The Farmer: A Comic Opera in Two Acts, as It Is Performed at the Theatres Royal in London and Dublin by John O'Keefe - Dated 1788 by T. M'Donnel
  • All the World's a Stage: A Farce in Two Acts; as It Is Performed at the Theatre-Ryal in Drury-Lane - No date provided by J. Wilkie
  • The Padlock - No date provided by uncredited publisher - lacks title page
  • My Grandmother: A Musical Farce, in Two Acts, as Performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket by Prince Hoare - Dated 1796 by uncredited publisher
  • The Children in the Wood: An Opera, as Performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane and the Haymarket by the author of Columbus - Dated 1796 by uncredited publisher
  • The Mountaineers: A Play, in Three Acts. Written by George Colman, Performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket - Dated 1794 by uncredited publisher - title page torn at the bottom
The volume lacks front and rear covers. The text block is intact with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9164

$140
Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic Press
Printing Year: 1999 Signed First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue boards and green quarter-cloth with bright silver lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of the second novel of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling (b. 1965). The author's signature appears on the title page. The work contains illustrations by Mary Grandpre. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket is in mylar dustjacket. Previous owner's name on front endpaper has been markered out. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 341 pages. Please note that another signed Rowling title is being offered in this auction. See lot 244. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9165

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage & modern literature shown in the corresponding image. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 9166

$40
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. Many of the books are signed by French as an owner's inscription. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 9168

$26
Title: The Texar's Revenge; or, North against South
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Hurst & Co., Publishers
Printing Year: c1888

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped dark green cloth, this antique volume is a scarce English translation of this work by the famous French author. The novel centers on the story of James Burbank, an antislavery northerner living near Jacksonville, Florida, and Texar, a pro-slavery southerner who holds a vendetta against Burbank. Originally published in France in 1887.

The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The final page has been excised. Previous owners' names and presentation appear on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 266 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9170

$18
Title: Name-Dropping: From F. D. R. On
Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1999 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue quarter-cloth over purple paper boards with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed memoir /personal history of the 20th century by John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006), a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian and an institutionalist, a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism and progressivism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 1970s and he filled the role of public intellectual in this period on matters of economics.

Galbraith was a prolific author who produced four dozen books and over a thousand articles on various subjects. Among his most famous works was a popular trilogy on economics, "American Capitalism" (1952), "The Affluent Society" (1958), and "The New Industrial State" (1967). He taught at Harvard University for many years. Galbraith was active in politics, serving in the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson; and among other roles served as United States Ambassador to India under Kennedy. He was one of the few honorees who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice. He received one in 1946 from President Truman and another in 2000 from President Bill Clinton. He was also awarded the Order of Canada in 1997 and, in 2001, the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, for his contributions to strengthening ties between India and the United States.

In this book, the author draws on a lifetime of access to many of the greatest public figures to create "a rich and uniquely personal history of the century - a history he helped to shape. We are invited to hear FDR on the Great Depression and World War II; Albert Speer, the Third Reich's architect and armaments minister, on the boorishness and incompetence of the Nazi leadership; John F. Kennedy, from youth to the presidency; Jacqueline Kennedy's shrewd judgments of the White House inner circle. In this clear-eyed, unsparing, and amusing look back at the world and people he has known, Galbraith tells what these leaders did - how they looked to him then and how they look to him now - with unforgettable reminiscences and a rich infusion of engaging anecdotes. 'Name-Dropping' charts the political landscape of the past sixty-five years with the dazzling insight, humor, and literary skill that mark Galbraith as one of the most distinguished writers of our time." (dustjacket text).

The author's signature appears on title page. The work is illustrated with a number of photographs. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. New dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 194 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9172

$45
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

Title: The Complete Works of Aristotle
Editor: Jonathan Barnes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Printing Year: 1985
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this set is a scarce revised version of the Oxford translation of the works fo the Greek philosopher, originally published in twelve volumes between 1912 and 1954. This title appears as Bollingen Series LXXI: 2. Three of the original versions - "Categories," "On Interpretation," and "Posterior Analytics" - have been replaced by more modern translations. A new and enlarged selection of "Fragments" has been added. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9174

$24
Title: A Life in the Twentieth Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917 - 1950
Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 2000 Inscribed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black quarter-cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of the memoirs of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (1917 - 2007), a Pulitzer Prize recipient and American historian and social critic whose work explored the liberalism of American political leaders including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy. The author's inscription appears on the title page and appears to read: "Histories are prisms of our / own experience." The work is illustrated with a number of photographs. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages.Intact dustjacket shows mild shelfwear. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 557 pages. Please note that another autographed Schlesinger title is being offered in this auction. See lot number 374. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9175

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The History of Silhouettes by E. Nevill Jackson - Dated 1911 by The Connoisseur (London) - Volume shows significant external wear. Text block is intact with foxing to preliminary and initial pages. A number of plates are detached and laid in.
- Shakespeare's Midsummer-Night's Dream - Dated 1870 by Roberts Brothers (Boston) - Designs by P. Konewka. Engraved by W. H. Morse; Vignette by H. W. Smith. Volume lacks spine cover. Boards are detaching. Interior is clean and bright. Previous owner's name appears on preliminary page

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9176

$12
Title: Kennedy Weddings: A Family Album
Author: Jay Mulvaney
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Printing Year: 1999 Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter-cloth over white paper boards with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed history of the Kennedy family over several generations. This work has a foreword by noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
"For three generations the Kennedy family has been in the public eye, and for three generations their marriages have been the American equivalent of "royal matches." "Kennedy Weddings" begins in 1914 with the dynastic marriage of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald; describes in lavish detail the weddings in the second generation, most notably those of JFK and Jackie, Bobby and Ethel, and the tragic romance of Kathleen and her British lord, Billy Harrington; and covers all of the third generation weddings, including JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette, Caroline Kennedy and Ed Schlossberg, Kerry Kennedy and Andrew Cuomo, Kathleen Kenedy and David Townsend, Courtney Kennedy and Paul Hill, Kara Kennedy and Michael Allen, and Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger." (dustjacket text)

The author has written "Warm regards / Jay Mulvaney" on illustrated preliminary page. The work contains many black-and-white and color photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. New dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 178 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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