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Lot 6001

$950

Title: Boy: Tales of Childhood
Author: Roald Dahl - Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter.
Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of Acting wing commander. He rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults and became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century." In 2008 The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". His short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
City: London
Year: 1984
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This first edition volume is signed by Dahl on the half-title page. The volume is bound in blue cloth covered boards with original dust jacket featuring publisher's price of 6.50 GBP.

"Boy: Tales of Childhood (1984) is the first autobiographical book by British writer Roald Dahl. It describes his life from birth until leaving school, focusing on living conditions in Britain in the 1920s and 1930s, the public school system at the time, and how his childhood experiences led him to writing as a career. It ends with his first job, working for Royal Dutch Shell. His autobiography continues in the book Going Solo." (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows in like new condition with bight and clean boards, dust jacket and interior pages.
Lot 6002

$200

Title: The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
Author: Charles Darwin - Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.

Darwin published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book "On the Origin of Species," overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of species. By the 1870s the scientific community and much of the general public had accepted evolution as a fact. However, many favoured competing explanations and it was not until the emergence of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the 1930s to the 1950s that a broad consensus developed in which natural selection was the basic mechanism of evolution. In modified form, Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life.

In recognition of Darwin's pre-eminence as a scientist, he was honoured with a major ceremonial funeral and buried in Westminster Abbey, close to John Herschel and Isaac Newton. Darwin has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: John Murray, Albemarle Street
City: London
Year: 1872
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 374 Pages
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This volume is bound in dark green paper and features 7 heliotype plates after the photographs found throughout the book. Additionally, a plastic cover surrounds the front and back boards.

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is Charles Darwin's third major work of evolutionary theory, following On The Origin of Species (1859) and The Descent of Man (1871). Originally intended as a section of The Descent of Man, it was published separately in 1872 and concerns genetically determined aspects of behaviour. In this book, Darwin sets out some early concepts of behavioural genetics, and explores the origins of such human characteristics as the pursing of the lips in moments of concentration and the mental confusion which typically accompanies blushing. A German translation of The Expression appeared in 1872; Dutch and French translations followed in 1873 and 1874. A second edition of the book was published in 1890. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

The front inner hinge is cracked and begins to show signs of separation. The first half of the volume is detached and separated from the inner hinge.

This volume has been collated and contains 8 full page illustrations, 4 plates, and 3 fold-out plates. Textblock split in several locations. Pagination as follows: iv-vi, 2-374, 2-4.
Lot 6003

$110

Title: Collected Poems of Robert Frost
Author: Robert Frost - Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of his generation, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1942
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 453 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This author signed reprinted edition is bound in a light blue paper, with original dust jacket.

This volume is author signed by Robert Frost on the opening free endpaper.

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution." He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetic works. On July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet laureate of Vermont.
Condition / Notes: This book shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. The original dust jacket shows signs of fraying at the edges.
Lot 6004

$325

Title: Le Orationi
Author: Marco Tullio Cicerone
Publisher: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari
City: Venice
Year: 1562
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This complete 3 volume set comes bound in half leather with decorative paper covered boards.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show moderate signs of age and wear.

All three volumes show signs of foxing, aging and rubbing throughout the pages.

All three volumes show wormholes in their spines.
Lot 6005

$40

Title: Modern Atlas on a New Plan to Accompany The System of Universal Geography
Author: William Channing Woodbridge - William Channing Woodbridge (December 8, 1794 – November 9, 1845) was an American geographer, educational reformer, and the author of many geography textbooks.
Publisher: Oliver D. Cooke, & Co.
City: Hartford
Year: 1831
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: This fourth edition volume is bound by two paper boards and paper spine.

William Channing Woodbridge (December 8, 1794 – November 9, 1845) was an American geographer, educational reformer, and the author of many geography textbooks. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows signs of moderate age and wear.

The front and back boards show signs of foxing, rubbing, soiling and scratching. The same can be said of the pages throughout the volume, with additional signs of water exposure.
Lot 6006

$425

Title: The Life of Thomas Jefferson.
Author: Henry S. Randall - Henry Stephens Randall was an American agriculturist, writer, educator and politician who served as New York Secretary of State from 1852 to 1853. He wrote many articles for agricultural periodicals, and Sheep Husbandry, the "sheepman's bible" of the times. Randall wrote "The Life of Thomas Jefferson," published in three volumes in 1858, considered the most complete and authoritative biography ever written on Jefferson, because he was the only biographer permitted to interview Jefferson’s immediate family. In a letter to James Parton he relates that the family believed Jefferson's nephew Peter Carr was the father of Sally Hemings's children. Randall was a delegate to the 1860 Democratic National Convention; and a member of the New York State Assembly (Cortland Co.) in 1871. (Courtesy Wikipedia.)
Publisher: Derby & Jackson
City: New York
Year: 1858
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: 3V These antique volumes are bound in half leather with marbled paper boards, page edges and endpapers. The spines feature raised bands, colored labels, and gilt tooling and lettering.

These volumes are a complete set of the First Edition, and feature full page frontispiece engraved illustrations in the first and second volumes as well as several facsimile document illustrations in the first volume.

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Condition / Notes: These antique volumes show obvious signs of age and handling which include toning, occasional foxing, scuffs, edgewear, obvious wear to the cover boards, and previous owner and library markings and attachments. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 6007

$90

Book Details: This lot comprises 4 deluxe volumes from the Easton Press.

Titles include: “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes;” “The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde;” and “Moby Dick.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications.
Lot 6008

$55

Title: 11.22.63
Author: Stephen King - Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
City: London
Year: 2011
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: This limited edition volume is bound in cloth covered boards and housed in a cloth slipcase. The volume is a "Limited edition book with deluxe binding slipcase, photographic endpapers, author's facsimile signature and a DVD written and narrated by Stephen King, which will take you back to Kennedy-era America."

11/22/63 is a novel by Stephen King about a time traveler who attempts to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963 (the novel's titular date). (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This collector's set is in like new condition in the original plastic wrap packaging. The slipcase shows some mild edgewear.
Lot 6009

$70

Title: The Story of Ferdinand
Author: Munro Leaf - Wilbur Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf), was an American author of children's literature who wrote and illustrated nearly 40 books during his 40-year career. He is best known for "The Story of Ferdinand" (1936), a children's classic which he wrote on a yellow legal-length pad in less than an hour. Labeled as subversive, it stirred an international controversy.
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 7" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This author signed first edition, 15th printing, is bound in pink illustrated paper and features an image of a bull on the front and back cover boards.

This volume is author signed by Munro Leaf on the title page.

The Story of Ferdinand (1936) is the best known work written by American author Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson. The children's book tells the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights. He sits in the middle of the bull ring failing to take heed of any of the provocations of the matador and others to fight. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows moderate signs of age and wear.

The cover boards show signs of rubbing and edgewear. The spine reveals signs of exposure to sun.

Light soiling and fading shows throughout the pages of this volume.

Important Note: The dust jacket is missing.
Lot 6010

$70

Details: 5Pcs These antique documents feature 15th, 16th and 17th century leafs, including 2 incunabula.

This collection includes:
-A leaf from Guillame Durand's "Rationale Divinorum Officiorum" (On the Meaning of Divine Offices), Nuremberg, 1481.
-A leaf from Nicolaus Perrotus' "Cornucopiae: sive Commentarios Linguae Latinae" (The Horn of Plenty, or Commentaries on the Latin Language", Venice, 1490.
-A leaf from Sebastian Meunster's "Cosmographia Universalis", Basel, Switzerland, 1568.
-A leaf from "Flavius Josephus, Praeclara Opera (The most eminent works of Flavius Josephus), Paris, 1514.
-A leaf from "A Continuation of the Collection of the History of England...", with page heading "The life and raigne of Henry the fourth, London, 1636.

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Sheet approximately: 8.25 x 12".
Condition / Notes: These antique documents are in very nice condition and show mild signs of age and handling which include light toning, foxing and edgewear. Each document comes with a certificate of authenticity. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 6011

$90

Title: Children of Dune: The Climax of the Dune Trilogy
Author: Frank Herbert - Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction writer best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels. Though he became famous for science fiction, he was also a newspaper journalist, photographer, short story writer, book reviewer, ecological consultant and lecturer.

The Dune saga, set in the distant future and taking place over millennia, deals with complex themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics and power. Dune itself is the best-selling science fiction novel of all time and the series is widely considered to be among the classics of the genre. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corporation, distributed by G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1976
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 444 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This first edition author signed volume comes bound in a red-brown cloth, with a facsimile dust jacket.

Dune is a 1965 epic science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine. It tied with Roger Zelazny's This Immortal for the Hugo Award in 1966, and it won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel. It is the first installment of the Dune saga, and in 2003 was cited as the world's best-selling science fiction novel. (Courtesy Wikipedia)




Condition / Notes: This volume shows signs of mild to moderate age and wear.

The facsimile dust jacket is torn at the top left hand corner near the spine. Light soiling and rubbing appear throughout the volume.
Lot 6012

$50

Title: The Island Stallion's Fury
Author: Walter Farley - Walter Farley (born Walter Lorimer Farley) was the son of Walter Patrick Farley and Isabelle "Belle" L. (Vermilyea) Farley. He was an American author, primarily of horse stories for children. Educated at Columbia, where he received a B.A. in 1941, his first and most famous work was "The Black Stallion" (1941). He wrote many sequels, and the series has been continued since his death by his son Steven.

Farley's uncle was a professional horseman and taught him various methods of horse training and about the advantages or disadvantages of each method. Mr. Farley began to write "The Black Stallion" while he was a student at Brooklyn's Erasmus Hall High School and Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania. He finished it and had it published in 1941 while still an undergraduate at Columbia University. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1951
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 243 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This author signed 8th printing comes bound in tan colored cloth, with accompanying dust jacket.

This volume is author signed by Walter Farley on the first endpaper.

Walter Farley (born Walter Lorimer Farley, 26 June 1915 – 16 October 1989) was an American author, primarily of horse stories for children. His first and most famous work was The Black Stallion (1941). He wrote many sequels, and the series has been continued since his death by his son Steven. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

The dust jacket shows signs of light edgewear. Light rubbing and soiling appears throughout the volume.
Lot 6013

$25

Details: 2Pcs These pieces of antique ephemera relate to the Tehuantepec Interoceanic Ship Railway and include a map and an article from Science magazine, the issue titled "Sanitary Number", from July 10, 1885.

The map features illustrations, and the magazine includes subjects such as yellow fever.

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Condition / Notes: This antique publication and map show nicely with mild signs of age and handling which include toning, creases and edgewear, especially to the paper wrappers of the magazine. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 6014

$35

Book Details: This group of antique books features Edgar Rice Burroughs "Tarzan" titles, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Tarzan and the Lost Empire (1929);" "Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (1918);" "The Beasts of Tarzan (1916);" "The Return of Tarzan (1915);" and "The Son of Tarzan (1918)."

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

"The Son of Tarzan" shows separation of hinge/spine from pages and binding.

"Tarzan and the Lost Empire" shows tearing of cloth from spine.

All volumes show signs of soiling and rubbing on cover boards.
Lot 6015

$25

Title: Raggedy Ann in the Deep Deep Woods
Author: Johnny Gruelle [December 24, 1880 – January 8, 1938]
Publisher: M.A. Donohue & Company
City: Chicago/New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 95 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: This early printed edition is bound in black illustrated paper featuring two Raggedy Ann characters among other fairy woodland creatures.

Raggedy Ann is a character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) that appeared in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and has a triangle nose. Johnny Gruelle received US Patent D47789 for his Raggedy Ann doll on September 7, 1915. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stories. When a doll was marketed with the book, the concept had great success. A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories (1920), introduced the character of her brother, Raggedy Andy. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows mild signs of wear and age.

The cover boards show signs of edgewear and rubbing. The first endpaper show pen and pencil markings. The pages, throughout, show light signs of rubbing and soiling.
Lot 6016

$50

Book Details: This group of children's books features Dare Wright titles, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "The Lonely Doll;" "Holiday for Edith and the Bears;" and ""The Little One."

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
Lot 6017

$45

Title: Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York 1862
Author: D.T. Valentine
Publisher: Edmund Jones & Co. Printers
City: New York
Year: 1862
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 775 Pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This volume is bound in dark green leather, with a gold emblem featured in the center of the cover. Additionally, a tissue-guarded frontispiece is featured as well. This volume features a variety of fold out pieces and plates, throughout.

David Thomas Valentine
Birth: Apr. 8, 1801
Westchester County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1869
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

One of the great New Yorkers of the nineteenth century. Mr. Valentine was a clerk within New York City's common council for over thirty years. During the course of that time, Mr. Valentine published annually, a statistical and historical reference book he called the "Manual of the Corporation of The City of New York".

A quiet, unobtrusive, apolitical civil servant, he was regarded as the city's primary historian of the time. (Courtesy 'Find A Grave' Website)
Condition / Notes: This book shows moderate signs of age and wear.

The front and back covers shows signs of soiling and marking, as well as edgewear The inner hinge reveals cracking and tearing in the paper. Foxing appears throughout the pages in this volume.
Lot 6018

$50

Title: A Touch of Frost
Author: R.D. Wingfield - Rodney David Wingfield was an English author and radio dramatist. He is best remembered for creating the character of Detective Inspector Jack Frost, who was later played by Sir David Jason in A Touch of Frost. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Post Mortem Books Ralph Spurrier. Publisher
City: Sussex, England
Year: 1998
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 356 Pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This volume is limited to a print run of 350 copies and each is signed by the author. This signed copy is number 70 of the 350 limited edition copies.

The volume is bound in orange cloth cover boards, with a plastic casing.

A Touch of Frost is a crime novel. The series inspired a popular television series of the same name, starring David Jason as the title character, Detective Inspector Jack Frost; a disheveled, unorthodox and caustic police officer. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This book shows nicely with mild signs of age and wear.
Lot 6019

$25

Title: Turkey for Christmas
Author: Marguerite de Angeli - Marguerite de Angeli was an American writer and illustrator of children's books including the 1950 Newbery Award winning book The Door in the Wall. She wrote and illustrated twenty-eight of her own books, and illustrated more than three dozen books and numerous magazine stories and articles for other authors. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Westminster Press
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1944
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 5" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This volume comes bound in brown, illustrated paper. The dust jacket features the same coloring and design as the paper covered cover boards.

Marguerite de Angeli (March 14, 1889 – June 16, 1987) was an American writer and illustrator of children's books including the 1950 Newbery Award winning book The Door in the Wall. She wrote and illustrated twenty-eight of her own books, and illustrated more than three dozen books and numerous magazine stories and articles for other authors. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows well with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

The dust jacket has been repaired and taped together and a pricing mark of $.75 appears in the inside dust jacket on the right lower corner.
Lot 6020

$80

Book Details: This lot comprises 3 first printing volumes from the Chronicles Of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis.

Titles include: “The Horse And His Boy;” “The Silver Chair;” and “The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications. The books have some edgewear and no dust-jackets.




Lot 6021

$25

Title: Cabinet Des Singularitez D'Architecture, Peinture, Sculpture et Graveure ou Introduction
Author: Florent Le Comte - Florent le Comte (1655–1712), was a French writer and engraver.

He wrote a comprehensive book about art Cabinet des singularitez which the historian Arnold Houbraken used as a source for Dutch painters active in France, along with similar books on artists by Roger de Piles and André Felibien. Though Houbraken quotes the French title, in his biographical sketch of Romeyn de Hooghe he includes a long citation in Dutch from the Dutch translation.
Publisher: Chez Lambert Marchant
City: Brussels
Year: 1702
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: No
Width: 3.5" Height: 6"
Book Details: This 3 volume set features only 2 of the 3 volumes, as the third is missing. The two volumes that are featured here are both bound in leather. Both volumes feature various engraved plates throughout the pages.

Florent le Comte (1655–1712), was a French writer and engraver. He wrote a comprehensive book about art Cabinet des singularitez which the historian Arnold Houbraken used as a source for Dutch painters active in France, along with similar books on artists by Roger de Piles and André Felibien.[1] Though Houbraken quotes the French title, in his biographical sketch of Romeyn de Hooghe he includes a long citation in Dutch from the Dutch translation.

According to the RKD his Cabinet des singularitez written in 1699 was translated into Dutch in 1708. Though he called himself a painter and sculptor, no works are known. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: These volumes show moderate signs of age and wear.

Volume 2 shows a front cover board that is detached and separated from the book. The back cover board is beginning to detach and separate, as well.

Both volumes show signs of foxing, soiling, rubbing and exposure to moisture throughout.
Lot 6022

$80

Book Details: This lot comprises 7 volumes of author signed children's fiction.

Titles include: “Beware!” (R.L. Stine, Harper Collins, 2002, Uncorrected Proof) “The Golden Compass” and “The Magician's Elephant.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications.




Lot 6023

$90

Title: The Christopher Robin Story Book: Stories and Poems from "When We Were Very Young," "Winnie The Pooh," "Now We Are Six," "The House at Pooh Corner"
Author: A.A. Milne - Alan Alexander Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II. (Courtesy Wikipedia.)
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 171 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This volume features blue cloth bound cover boards, with the author, title and illustration in gold gilt lettering on the cover.

The volume also comes with it's original dust jacket, reinforced.

Decorations, by E.H. Shepard, are also included in the volume.

Alan Alexander Milne (18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

The dust jacket shows signs of tear and edgewear. The inner hinge is beginning to show signs of early cracking.
Lot 6024

$140

Title: Bag of Bones
Author: Stephen King - Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Scribner
City: New York
Year: 1998
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 529 Pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This first edition features an orange brown paper bound board and white cloth bound spine, with original dust jacket.

This volume is author signed by Stephen King on title page.

Bag of Bones is a 1998 novel by Stephen King. It focuses on an author who suffers severe writer's block and delusions at an isolated lake house four years after the death of his wife. The book re-uses many basic plot elements of Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca", which is directly referenced several times in the book's opening pages; however, the relation of these elements (including a wife who is dead as the book opens, her posthumous effect on future romance, a drowning, and house haunted by the memories of previous inhabitants) to the plot and characters is markedly different.
Condition / Notes: This book shows nicely with mild signs of age and wear and shows like new.
Lot 6025

$80

Title: Poor Richard, the Almanacks for the Years 1733-1758: Wherein Are Retain'd in Their Entirety the Author's Prefaces, Rroverbs, Verses & Entertaining Remarks, together with Those Chronological, Historical and Scientific Observations Which the Author Has Illumin'd with His Characteristic Wit & Wisdom
Author: Richard Saunders - Richard Saunders is a pseudonym used by Benjamin Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin FRS, FRSE was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Heritage Press
City: New York
Year: 1964
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 300
Width: 8.5" Height: 12"
Book Details: This slip-cased reprint volume is bound in stamped cloth covered boards. It is illustrated with color plates by Norman Rockwell and signed by the illustrator on the half title page.

Poor Richard's Almanack (sometimes Almanac) was a yearly almanac published by Benjamin Franklin, who adopted the pseudonym of "Poor Richard" or "Richard Saunders" for this purpose. The publication appeared continually from 1732 to 1758. It sold exceptionally well for a pamphlet published in the American colonies; print runs reached 10,000 per year. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows well with mild signs of age wear. The plates and text are clear and bright.
Lot 6026

$40

Book Details: This lot comprises 10 volumes of vintage and antique children's literature.

Titles include: “Many Moons” (James Thurber, Illustrated by Louis Slobodkin, Harcourt, Brace And Company, 1943); “Alice's Adventures In Wonderland;” and “The Horse And His Boy.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications.




Lot 6027

$35

Title: Rolls-Royce & Bentley Owner's Handbook Set, 1982 Silver Spirit Mulsanne
Author:
Publisher: Rolls-Royce Motors Limited
City: Crewe, Cheshire, England
Year: c. 1980
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: This vintage leatherette portfolio contains an owner's manual set and includes: Rolls-Royce & Bentley Owner's Handbook, bound in leatherette with silver foil stamped emblems, "Silver Spirit" and "Mulsanne" on the cover; a "Key number card"; Sales and Service Handbook; Rolls-Royce & Bentley Owner's Handbook Supplement; Service Schedules and Record Book; Consumer Information brochure; Michelin brochure entitled Passenger Tire Owners Manual Limited Warranty; card entitled "Additional Information"; a perforated temperature control card with the words "Facia", "Air Outlets" and "Air Conditioner" printed on both sides; and an identification card tucked into a clear pocket.

The Service booklet indicates that the car received first essential maintenance at 3,000 miles on October 18, 1981 at the Rolls-Royce in Bethesda, MD.

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Condition / Notes: This vintage volumes shows very nicely with mild signs of age and handling which include light scuffs and edgewear. The vehicle identification number on the identification card and the handbook itself do not match. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 6028

$35

Book Details: This group of antique books feature children's literature "The Buddy Series," as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Buddy on Floating Island;" "Buddy and His Chums;" "Buddy at Pine Beach;" and Buddy and his Winter Fun" just to name a few.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.
Lot 6029

$90

Book Details: This lot comprises 9 volumes of collectible Christmas books.

Titles include: “The Polar Express” (Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985); “A Christmas Carol;” and “Christmas With Ed Sullivan.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications.




Lot 6030

$45

Book Details: This lot comprises 6 volumes of antique early American history.

Titles include: “Letters Of John Randolph To A Young Relative; Embracing A Series Of Years From Early Youth To Mature Manhood” (Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1834); “Lafayette's Visit To Germantown” (Charles Francis Jenkins, William J. Campbell, 1911, Limited Edition 158 out of 250) and “The Private Life Of Daniel Webster.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications. There are some broken bindings and visible edgewear.





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