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Lot 7001

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of antique guide books to Boston, Massachusetts:

- King's Handbook of Boston by Moses King - Dated 1885 by Moses King Corporation - This decorative volume features a large number of illustrations throughout, and a large fold-out map inside the rear board. The front board of this volume has started to separate from the text block, but remains attached to its spine cover.
- Historic Towns: Boston by Henry Cabot Lodge - Dated 1891 by Longmans, Green, and Co. - This decorative volume features the original fold-out maps.
- King's How to See Boston by Moses King - Dated 1895 by Moses King - This volume features approximately 250 illustrations, maps and plans. This decorative volume features gilt embossing across its front board, along with an intricate design.
- Boston: A Guide Book by Edwin M. Bacon - Dated 1928 by LeRoy Phillips - Bound in full leather, featuring bright gilt embossing across its front cover and full gilt to the edges of the text block, this guide book was published for the Boston Convention, held October 18-20 of 1928. The volume features many illustrations of famous landmarks.
- Boston Sights; or, Hand-Book for Boston Visitors by R. L. Midgley- Dated 1860 by A. Williams and Company - This volume is illustrated by Billings, Hill, Barry, and John Andrew.
- The Picturesque Pocket Companion, and Visitor's Guide Through Mount Auburn by Unattributed - Dated 1839 by Otis, Broaders and Company - This volume is illustrated with approximately 60 wood engravings.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7002

$300
Title: The Alhambra
Author: Geoffrey Crayon (Washington Irving), Author-Signed
Publisher: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley
Printing Year: 1832
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in marbled cloth with three quarter leather, bright gilt embossing and gorgeously marbled page edges, this antique set is an extremely scarce, author-signed two-volumes from acclaimed author Washington Irving. The work was originally written under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, but is hand-signed "Washington Irving" on the title page of both volumes.

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia) Shortly after completing a biography of Christopher Columbus in 1828, Washington Irving traveled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain. At first sight, he described it as "a most picturesque and beautiful city, situated in one of the loveliest landscapes that I have ever seen." Irving was preparing a book called A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada, a history of the years 1478–1492, and was continuing his research on the topic. He immediately asked the then-governor of the historic Alhambra Palace as well as the archbishop of Granada for access to the palace, which was granted because of Irving's celebrity status. Aided by a 17-year old guide named Mateo Ximenes, Irving was inspired by his experience to write Tales of the Alhambra. Throughout his trip, he filled his notebooks and journals with descriptions and observations though he did not believe his writing would ever do it justice. He wrote, "How unworthy is my scribbling of the place." Irving continued to travel through Spain until he was appointed as secretary of legation at the United States Embassy in London, serving under the incoming minister Louis McLane. He arrived in London by late September 1829. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show some external age/wear, with the front boards detached and some wear to the extremities. The text blocks are solidly bound with age toned pages. The volumes include the previous owner's bookplate inside of the front boards. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.5".

 
Lot 7003

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the Pilgrims of Massachusetts:

- Our Plymouth Forefathers: The Real Founders of Our Republic by Charles Stedman Hanks - Dated 1907 by Authors' Publishing Association, Inc. - This volume features an illustrated front board and many illustrations throughout.
- The Story of the Pilgrims by Morton Dexter - Dated 1894 by Congregational Sunday School and Publishing Society - This volume features many illustrations.
- The Truth About the Pilgrims by Francis R. Stoddard - Dated 1952 by Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New York - This volume features many illustrations.
- New Light on the Pilgrim Story by Rev. Thomas W. Mason and Rev. B. Nightingale, M.A., LITT. D. - Dated c.1920 by Congregational Union of England and Wales - This volume features many illustrations.
- The Graves of Myles Standish and Other Pilgrims by E. J. V. Huiginn - Dated 1914 by E. J. V. Huiginn
- Plymouth and the Pilgrims; or Incidents of Adventure in the History of the First Settlers by Joseph Banvard - Dated 1853 by Gould and Lincoln
- The Pilgrims of Plymouth by Henry Cabot Lodge - Dated 1921 by Houghton Mifflin Company - This volume has been signed by the author on the front flyleaf. This volume contains "An address at Plymouth, Massachusetts on the three hundredth anniversary of their landing, December 21, 1920." This lot also features an invitation to the occasion.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7004

$110
Title: Darwin: The Indelible Stamp, The Evolution of an Idea
Editor: James D. Watson, signed
Publisher: Running Press
Printing Year: 2005

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright bronze embossing and mylared dust jacket, this volume contains four of Darwin's essential works, On the Origin of Species, The Voyage of the Beagle, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals and The Descent of Man. The work was edited with commentary by Nobel Laureate James D. Watson, who signed the volume on the title page. Watson was one of the co-discovers of the DNA structure. This is one of two books in this catalog signed by Dr. Watson, also see lot number 1,278. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. There is a sticker listing the book's title and author on the mylared dust jacket. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.25" and contains 1,260 pages.

 
Lot 7005

$55
Title: A Call to Service
Author: John Kerry
Publisher: The Easton Press
Printing Year: 2003

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt embossing across both boards, full gilt to the edges of the text block, and raised bands with bright gilt embossing to the spine, this volume is a scarce, signed limited first edition. In this book, Kerry "...presents his vision for America. Combining autobiography with policy, the Senator explains his views on international affairs, the economy, environmental and social issues, and national security." Kerry's signature appears on the limitation page, which denotes that this volume is number 1,183 of 1,550. This volume comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Easton Press. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 202 pages.

 
Lot 7006

$35
Title: History of Essex County Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of the Pioneers and Prominent Men
Author: D. Hamilton Hurd
Publisher: J. W. Lewis & Co.
Printing Year: 1888
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Condition/Details: Bound in library-issued green cloth with bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges, this antique set provides a history of Essex County, Massachusetts. The works are illustrated with many engraved portraits of important people within the county. The volumes show light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with age toned pages. The previous owner's signature is on the front fly leaf. The volumes are from the library of a historical society, and contain some marginalia from the library staff and bookplates. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 10.5".

 
Lot 7007

$55
This lot features three volumes of bound early magazine compilations which house issues from The Art Journal published by George Virtue (London). As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The three compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1849, 1850 and 1851. These books are large format with elaborate one-quarter leather bindings with gilt embossing, full gilt page edging, and raised bands. The 1849 and 1850 volumes are bound in green cloth-covered boards, while the 1851 volume features marbled paper-covered boards. Each volume contains an index and is profusely illustrated with high quality engravings printed on heavy stock, single-sided along with an occasional color plate.

The Art Journal, published in London, was the most important Victorian journal on art. It was founded in 1839 by Hodgson & Graves, print publishers, 6 Pall Mall with the title The Art Union Monthly Journal, the first issue, 750 copies, appearing in February of 1839.

Hodgson & Graves hired Samuel Carter Hall as editor, assisted by James Dafforne. Hall soon became principal proprietor, but, unable to turn a profit on his own, the London publisher George Virtue purchased into Hall's Art Union Monthly Journal in 1848, retaining Hall as editor. Virtue renamed the periodical The Art Journal in 1849.

As editor, Hall exposed the profits that custom-houses were earning by importing old masters, and showed how paintings are manufactured in England. Simultaneously, The Art Journal became notable for its honest portrayal of fine arts, but its opposition to fake and misattributed Old Masters, such as a Raphael or a Titian, affected the market in such works adversely.

The early issues of the Journal strongly supported the artists of The Clique and after 1850 it became associated with opposition to the emerging Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB), which Hall considered to be a reactionary movement. Its articles attacked the PRB and its supporter John Ruskin. The most notable essayists included: R. N. Wornum, Thomas Wright, F. W. Fairholt, Edward Lewes Cutts, and Llewellynn Jewitt.

After Hall's retirement in 1880, the journal changed its position, faced with strong competition from the Magazine of Art and the changing public taste influenced by Impressionism. However, it was unable to retain its position and ceased publication in 1912.

The publication has been referred to, at various times, as London Art Journal and Art-journal. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Condition: The text blocks of all three volumes are in good condition. The boards of the 1849 and 1850 volumes are detached, but present and held in place with black tape running along their spines. The pages are bright and free of marginalia, the plates show beautifully, and there is some light scattered foxing. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.
 
Lot 7008

$100
Title: The Personal History of David Copperfield
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Bradbury & Evans (London)
Printing Year: 1850

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather with marbled, paper-covered boards, this volume features marbled endpapers and a decorative spine with gilt embossing and raised bands. This antique volume represents a bound first edition of this classic by Dickens. Issue points include: "screamed" for "screwed" on page 132, line 20; Chapter XXVII is on page 282 rather than page 283 as listed in the table of contents; on pages 16 and 225, lines 1 and 22, respectively, both read "recal" rather than "recall"; on page 19, line 39 reads "cha pter ; ut"; on page 387, line 45 reads "coroboration" rather than "corroboration"; on page 472, line 37 has no closing of the quotation marks; the first state of the engraved vignette title page (dated) is present; and the errata page is present. The work is illustrated with 38 full-page illustrations by H. K. Browne (also known as "Phiz"), with frontispiece and vignette title page.

The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges and surfaces of the boards, which are detached and held in place with clear tape. The first flyleaf is loose, but present. There is damage to pages 353-364, 365-378 and 379-384, with a 1cm (approximately) hole in the middle of each page. The plates in between pages 364 and 365, and 378 and 379 remain unaffected. The pages show light age toning. Previous owner's inscription exists on front free endpaper. Overall, this is an handsome, scarce first edition of Dickens. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 624 pages.

 
Lot 7009

$90
Title: British Sports and Sportsmen
Author: The Sportsman
Publisher: British Sports and Sportsmen
Printing Year: 1911
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Condition/Details: Bound in red leather with decorative bright gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this two-volume set is a beautiful description of the history of British horse-racing. Along with gilded-page edges, the volume contains marbled endpapers. This antique volume is a scarce collection of "...pictures of the leading events in connection with racing from classical times..." to the time the work was published. This volume features a large number (nearly 100) of photogravures, including a frontispiece illustration of King Edward VII, along with hundreds of other illustrations to support the text providing a wonderful visual history of racing. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges of the boards and to the spines. Part I is solidly bound with some age-toned pages. Part II displays some wear with the rear board beginning to separate from the spine while being held in place with red tape, and also contains age-toned pages. The books measures approximately 11 3/4" x 15 1/2". Part I contains pages 1-272 and Part II rounds out the volume through page 673.

 
Lot 7010

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

Titles: Flying and Popular Aviation
Issue Dates: 1950s
Approximate Number of Issues: 25

Notes: These early aviation magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers, with classic vintage illustrations. The magazines cover a variety of topics, including aeronautics, modeling, World War II, the Russians, Korea, women pilots and much more. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping and creasing to the covers.
 
Lot 7011

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the history of Massachusetts:

- The Landing at Cape Ann; or the Charter of the First Permanent Colony on the Territory of the Massachusetts Company by John Wingate Thornton - Dated 1854 by Gould and Lincoln - This volume features a number of historical maps. The spine cover displays evidence of chipping and one signature has detached, but remains present.
- Account of the Poor Fund and Other Charities Held in Trust by The Old South Society, City of Boston by Joseph Ballard - Dated 1868 by Geo. C. Rand & Avery - This volume has been signed by the author on the first front flyleaf.
- The History of the Province of Massachusetts Bay from 1749 to 1774 by Thomas Hutchinson, Esq., L.L.D. - Dated 1828 by John Murray - This volume contains "...a detailed narrative of the origin and early stages of the American Revolution."
- Journal of Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of Delegates, Chose to Revise the Constitution of Massachusetts by Unattributed - Dated 1821 by The Daily Advertiser - This volume contains information pertaining to the convention held from November 15, 1820, to January 9, 1821. The front board of this volume is detached but present.
- The Massachusetts State Record and Year Book of General Information, 1847 by Unattributed - Dated 1847 by James French - This volume features a decorative front board with gilt embossing. The front board is detached but present. The spine cover is no longer present. There are two detached, but present signatures within the text block.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7012

$15
Title: Our County and Its People, A Descriptive and Biographical Record of Bristol County Massachusetts
Author: Hon. Alanson Borden
Publisher: The Boston History Company
Printing Year: 1890

Condition/Details: Bound in brown pebbled cloth with leather spine backing and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of Bristol County, Massachusetts. The work contains black and white illustrations of important people in the county and maps. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the spine and board edges, and the boards are detached. The text block is well bound, with the exception of a few signatures of pages detached at the beginning and end. The pages show some age toning. The previous owner's signature is on the front fly leaf. The book measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 418 pages.

 
Lot 7013

$50
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Boston, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: The Indian Names of Boston and Their Meaning; Other Merchants and Sea Captains of Old Boston; City Government in Boston: Its Rise and Development; The Advantages of Ocean Steam Navigation, Foreign and Coastwise, to the Commerce of Boston, and the Manufactures of New England; The City Wilderness, A Settlement Study; Illustrated History of Boston Harbor; The Bostoniad; Liberty Tree, Liberty Hall, Lafayette and Loyalty!; and Sketches of Boston, Past and Present.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7014

$25
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Boston shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this lot include Proceedings on the Occasion of Laying the Corner Stone of the City Hall of the City of Boston, Trial - Boston Gas Light Company, Boston's Trade and Commerce for Forty Years, 1844-1884, Story of the Old Elm on Boston Common, The Dedication of The City Hall, Boston and the Parker House, Her Boston Experiences, Boston Common, Boston, A Guide Book, and Boston, A Pilgrim, His Guide Book. Some of these items include original wrappers bound in small, library issued boards. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7015

$130
Title: The English Roses Collection Limited Edition Box Set
Author: Madonna
Publisher: Callaway Editions
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Presented in this lot is The English Roses Collection Limited Edition Box Set. This set includes a personally autographed letter from Madonna, a giclée digital print on Somerset fine-milled paper which has been signed by illustrator Stacy Peterson and first edition copies of Madonna's The English Roses and The English Roses: Too Good to Be True. This set is number 590 of 1,500 numbered sets. This set is in like-new condition and comes in a protective slipcase, measuring approximately 9 1/4" by 11 1/4".

 
Lot 7016

$35
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Bridgewater, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include vital records of the city, records of the first town clerk, a regimental history of the town's involvement in the Civil War, a report from the 250th anniversary celebration of the town and histories of the town churches. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Several of the pamphlets in this collection are in the original wrappers, bound in library-issued boards. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7017

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of towns located in Massachusetts. The cities in this lot include: Sherborn and Braintree. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Sherborn Past and Present 1674 to 1924 and The Early Schools of Braintree, among others. Many of the volumes in this lot pertain to specific churches in these towns. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7018

$20
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: The Flower Grower, The Magazine With A Mission, For All Those Who Grow Flowers
Issue Dates: 1918-1920's
Approximate Number of Issues: 50

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. The covers of this classic botanical magazine include black and white photographs of flowers, with orange or yellow designs surrounding the photographs. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. A portion of the magazines are lacking the covers and the issues have been tied together along the spines.

 
Lot 7019

$30
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Boston, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Chronicles of Old South Church, featuring large fold-out diagrams; Handbook of the Boston Public Library; Boston, A City: 100 Years; The Old South or the Romance of Early New England History, which features large fold-out maps; and A Historical Sketch of Copp's Hill Burying Ground. Several of these volumes feature decorative gilt to their front boards and spines.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7020

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage cookbooks and health books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features a signed cookbooks by Gayelord Hauser, and also includes Dr. Chase's Household Physician, volumes on eating well, nature's cures, raw juice therapy, a dairy cookbook and a bread cookbook, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7021

$400
Title: Flora von Deutschland
Author: Dr. D. F. L. v. Schlechtendal, Dr. L. E. Langethal & Dr. Ernst Schenk
Publisher: Ger Untermhaus
Printing Year: 1880
Number of Volumes: 16 volumes

Notes: Bound in very dark green cloth-covered boards, with leather spines that feature bright gilt embossing, these German antique volumes feature thousands of color illustrations of a wide variety of plant life. This lot includes the all-important fourth volume which features orchids, lilies and irises. The Smilaceae includes asparagus. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books vary in condition, with some showing more advanced wear than others. The set not only displays beautifully, but it also contains a significant amount of brilliantly colored, and intricately detailed illustrations. The front board of volume one is detached from the text block. The spine of volume 27 displays some chipping. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2".

 
Lot 7022

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Martha's Vineyard:

- Martha's Vineyard Summer Resort, 1835-1935 by Henry Beetle Hough - Dated 1936 by The Tuttle Publishing Company
- The Story of Martha's Vineyard by C. G. Hine - Dated 1908 by Hine Brothers - Inscribed and signed by the author, with a tipped-in handwritten letter from the author.
- The Liberty Pole by Eugenia S. Norton - Undated, c 1890
- Sketches of Martha's Vineyard and Other Reminiscences of Travel at Home by An Inexperienced Clergyman - Dated 1838 by James Munroe & Co. - The text block is separated approximately one quarter of the way through the volume.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7023

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Boston, Massachusetts:

- King's Handbook of Boston Harbor by M. F. Sweetser - Dated 1889 by Moses King Corporation - This volume features approximately 200 original illustrations. The boards of this volume have started to separate from the text block, but remain attached to the spine cover.
- History of South Boston; Formerly Dorchefter Neck, Now Ward XII of the City of Boston by Thomas C. Simonds - Dated 1857 by David Clapp - This volume features numerous illustrations including a tissue-guarded frontispiece.
- King's Handbook of Boston by Moses King - Dated 1883 by Moses King - This volume features many illustrations, and decorative gilt embossing across the front board and along the spine.
- Faneuil Hall and Faneuil Hall Market by Abram English Brown - Dated 1900 by Lee and Shepard - This volume features many illustrations, and features decorative gilt embossing across its front board and along its spine.
- Annals of King's Chapel: From the Puritan Age of New England to the Present Day by Henry Wilder Foote - Dated 1882 by Little, Brown, and Company - This two-volume set features many illustrations.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7024

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of histories of Bristol County, Massachusetts:

- History of Bristol County, Massachusetts with Biographical Sketches by D. Hamilton Hurd - Dated 1883 by J. W. Lewis & Co. - Two volume set, rebound in library-issued boards.
- A History of Bristol County Massachusetts Edited by Frank Walcott Hutt - Dated 1924 by Lewis Historical Publishing Company - Three volume set, rebound in library-issued boards.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7025

$40
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of towns located in Massachusetts. The cities in this lot include: Royalston, Stoneham, Salem, Deerfield, Winthrop, Windsor and Hutland. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Account of Leslie's Retreat at the North Bridge, in Salem; Reflections on Royalston; and Valuation of the Town of Stoneham, and State, County and Town Tax; among others. Many of the volumes in this lot pertain to specific churches in these towns.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7026

$35
This lot includes the group of antique books on Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The areas covered in this lot include Middlesex County, Merrimack Valley, Prattville, Chelsea, Buckland, Colrain and Montague. The volumes include vital records, general town histories, a history of the Indian Wars and church histories. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. One of the pamphlets in this collection are in the original wrappers, bound in library-issued boards. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7027

$55
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of towns located in Massachusetts. The cities in this lot include: Yarmouth and Wrentham. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Library of Cape Cod History and Genealogy: West Yarmouth Houses Seventy-Five Years Ago; Gravestone Records in the Ancient Cemetery and the Woodside Cemetery Yarmouth, Massachusetts; and Manual of the Original Congregational Church, Wrentham, 1845; among others. A number of volumes detail histories of specific churches in these towns.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7028

$175
Title: If I Die In a Combat Zone (Box Me Up and Ship Me Home)
Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence
Printing Year: 1973

Condition/Details: This first edition is bound in half cloth with green paper-covered boards and features an embossed vignette of a military helmet with a peace sign on the front board, and a spine lettered in black and bright green. This volume is complete with its dust jacket, which bears a small tear near the lower left corner of its front. This stated second printing is signed by the author on the title page in black ink: "Peace, Tim O'Brien." This is the author's rare, first book about a soldier in the Vietnam War, based on the author's own experiences. The jacket displays the publisher's $5.95 printed price on the front flap and the "0373" code on the rear flap. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 199 pages.

 
Lot 7029

$45
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the books in this lot detail the history the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. This lot includes the following titles: four volumes of History of The Military Company of the Massachusetts Now Called The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, which provides information covering the years 1637-1888; Genealogical Data of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts 1638-1774; Historical Sketch of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts Chartered 1638 and Catalogue of Museum of the Company; and Reception and Entertainment of the Honourable Artillery Company of London, Two Hundred and Sixty-sixth Annual Record of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1903-1904, and Sermon by Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, Bishop of Massachusetts.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7030

$60
Title: Little Soldier Boys
Author: uncredited
Publisher: McLoughlin Bros.
Printing Year: c1900

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff paper pictorial wrappers, this antique volume is a very scarce children's alphabet book mounted on linen in mint condition. This volume comes directly from the archives of McLoughlin Bros. and has never been circulated. The work shows excellently, with brightly colored illustrations and poems describing each letter of the alphabet, each referring to soldiers and the army. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and is unpaginated.

 
Lot 7031

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Newbury, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles and subjects include: Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Newbury: Brief Biographical Sketch, along with a number of volumes covering a variety of local churches. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7032

$50
This lot includes the group of books and pamphlets on Northampton, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes include general histories of the town, its people and its churches. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Several of the pamphlets in this collection are in the original wrappers, bound in library-issued boards. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7033

$275
Title: In Powder and Crinoline
Author: Arthur Quiller Couch
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Printing Year: c.1913

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards with a cloth spine that features bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a retelling of popular fairy tales featuring brightly colored illustrations from Kay Nielsen. The work is illustrated with 24 tipped-in plates and decorative designs throughout. All called-for illustrations are present. The volume features clean pages and shows light external age/wear as the front board is beginning to separate at the hinge, the spine displays some evidence of small tears and there is some moisture marking on the boards. The book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/2" and contains 163 numbered pages.

 
Lot 7034

$30
This lot includes the group of antique books on small towns of Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The towns covered in this lot include Grafton, Stow, Georgetown, Gilbertville and Barre. The volumes include vital records, general town histories, centennial celebration reports and church histories. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Several of the pamphlets in this collection are in the original wrappers, bound in library-issued boards. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7035

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of small towns located in Massachusetts. The cities in this lot include: Beverly, Melrose and Fairhaven. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: The Register of Baptisms of the First Church in Beverly 1667-1710, The History of Melrose and Millicent Library, Fairhaven, Mass., Dedication 1893, among others. This lot features a number of titles by Elbridge H. Goss, including The Melrose Memorial: The Annals of Melrose County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, in the Great Rebellion of 1861-1865. This volume features two pieces of handwritten correspondence attached to the inside of the front board, one of which is from the author.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7036

$60
Title: Les Commentaires De Cesar, De La Traduction de N. Perrot
Author: N. Perrot
Publisher: Avec Privilege Du Roy
Printing Year: 1699

Condition/Details: Bound in leather-covered boards with raised spine bands and decorative gilt embossing on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce early work of comments from Cesar, translated into French by N. Perrot. This is listed as the second volume, and begins with Cesar's comments regarding civil war. The volume shows some external age/wear, with some moisture markings and cracking along the boards and spine hinges, and the text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. There is a faded stamp inside of the rear board, and some writing from previous owner on the front fly leaf. The book measures approximately 4" x 6.5" and contains 405 pages.

 
Lot 7037

$35
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot detail the history of Pilgrims and Puritans in Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics, genealogical and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Titles/subjects include: The Pilgrim Fathers' First Meeting for Public Workshop, The Pilgrims of Boston and Their Descendants, History of Plymouth Plantation, The Puritan Age in Massachusetts: 1629-1685, Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation: 1606-1646, The Puritans of Massachusetts Bay: Who were they? What caused them to leave England? Why did they come here? What did they do here?, The Puritans Versus the Quakers and The Pilgrim Fathers in Holland, among others.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7038

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage modeling catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot include Minitanks from Ho Model Miniatures and several Megow's catalogs. These catalogs show well with original wrappers intact. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
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