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Lot 7377

$30
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: Malden, Milford, Somerset, Middleton and Westborough. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: The History of Malden, Massachusetts, 1633-1785; Middleton, Massachusetts: A Cultural History; History of the Town of Milford, Massachusetts and The History of Westborough. This lot contains a number of volumes which are devoted to specific churches within each town. 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 7379

$90
Title: Kulturgeschichtliches Bilderbuch aus drei Jahrhunderten
Author: Georg Hirth
Publisher: Leipzig and München
Printing Year: c.1881-1890
Number of Volumes: 3 volumes (Volumes I, II and III)

Notes: Bound in one-quarter leather with black paper-covered boards, these antique German-language volumes are scarce collections of illustrations from a number of centuries. The illustrations include engravings and woodcuts in black and white. These volumes represent a collection of cultural history which covers three centuries. Some of the illustration fold out. Each illustration has a brief caption, mostly in German though some appear in English, French or Latin. Illustrations include those of Dürer, Hans Holbein, Francois Boucher and William Hogarth, among many others. The volumes show mild external age/wear with rubbing to the edges and corners of the boards, and are solidly bound with clean, age-toned pages. All volumes display black tape along their spines. The rear boards of volumes one and three have separated from the text blocks and remain held in place by the black tape along their spines. The books measure approximately 11" x 15".

 
Lot 7380

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique estate titles:

- Illustrated Home Book of The World's Great Nations Edited by Thomas Powell - Dated 1890 by People's Publishing Company
- Safety in Flight by Assen Jordanoff - Dated 1942 by Funk & Wagnalls Company - In original dust jacket.
- Your Wings by Assen Jordanoff - Dated 1942 by Funk & Wagnalls Company - In original dust jacket.
- The Wonder Book of the Air by C. B. Allen - Dated 1936 by The John C. Winston Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7381

$40
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Leicester, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: An Address Commemorative of the part taken by the Inhabitants of the Original Town of Leicester, in the Events of the Revolution, Topographical and Historical Sketches of the Town of Leicester and Celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of American Independence, at Leicester; July 4th, 1876. 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 7382

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles by Charles Dickens:

- Dickens' Works by Charles Dickens - Dated c.1870 by Chapman and Hall - The volumes in this collection feature the following titles (in paired bindings): Barnaby Rudge/Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist/Martin Chuzzlewit, Little Dorrit/Pickwick Papers and David Copperfield/Bleak House. These volumes all appear in matching one-half leather with dark purple cloth-covered boards. They all feature bright gilt embossing and raised bands along their spines, creating nice display pieces of these early editions of Dickens' work. These volumes feature illustrations J. Mahoney, J. Barnard and H. K. Browne ("Phiz").
- Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens - Dated c.1878 by Cassell Publishing Company - This volume is bound in half-leather with marbled paper-covered boards and endpapers, gilt to the top edge of the text block, and decorative spines with gilt embossing.
- Barnaby Rudge/Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens - Dated c.1878 by Cassell Publishing Company - This volume is bound in half-leather with marbled paper-covered boards and endpapers, gilt to the top edge of the text block, and decorative spines with gilt embossing. The front board is detached, but present.
- Nicholas Nickelby by Charles Dickens - Dated c.1878 by Cassell Publishing Company - This volume is bound in half-leather with marbled paper-covered boards and endpapers, gilt to the top edge of the text block, and decorative spines with gilt embossing. The boards and spine cover are detached from the text block but remain in one piece.

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

 
Lot 7383

$40
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Massachusetts Bay Colony. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles include: Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Records of the Court of Assistants of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay 1630-1692, Everyday Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, The Massachusetts Bay Company and Its Predecessors and The Founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 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 7384

$15
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 Winchester and Weston. The volumes include vital records, marriage records, general histories of the towns and histories of the 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 7385

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Sudbury, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Bi-Centennial Celebration at Sudbury, Mass. April 18, 1876, The History of Sudbury, Massachusetts 1638-1889, Report on the Sudbury Fight, April 1676 and Old Sudbury, among others. 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 7386

$10
This lot includes the group of antique issues of The Youth's Companion shown in the corresponding image. These issues date from 1890 to 1927. Some issues are complete, while others are only partially complete. These issues contains numerous illustrations, portraying a variety of images. 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 lot, 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.
 
Lot 7387

$25
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Newburyport, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: History of Newburyport; From the Earliest Settlement of the Country to the Present Time (which also features handwritten correspondence from the author) and Expose of Newburyport Eccentricities, Witches and Witchcraft; The Murdered Boy, and Apparition of the Charles-Street School-House. 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 7388

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on Cape Cod shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes include titles on shipmasters; a trip around Cape Cod, with descriptions of Martha's Vineyard, South Shore and Plymouth; the history of Springfield; a 1946, 1954 and undated (c1890) travel guide to Cape Cod; an 1881 printing of Cabo de Baros or The Place of Cape Cod in the Old Cartology. 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 7389

$45
This lot features four 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 four compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1890, 1891, 1892 and 1893. These books are large format with elaborate one-quarter leather bindings with marbled paper-covered boards, decorative gilt embossing along their spines and raised bands. 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 volumes are in good condition. The boards display signs of shelf wear with rubbing to their edges. The pages are bright and free of marginalia, the plates show beautifully, and there is some light scattered foxing. The boards of the 1890 album have separated from the text block, and are held in place with clear tape. The front board of the 1891 volume is detached, and held in place with clear tape along its spine. The front board of the 1893 album is beginning to separate at its hinge, and is held in place with clear tape along its spine. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.

 
Lot 7390

$20
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 Murrayfield, Mount Hermon, Montgomery, Monterey, Holbrook, Burlington, Middleton, Hamilton, and Halifax. The volumes include vital records, general histories of the towns and histories of the 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 7391

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of different towns located in Massachusetts. The towns in this lot include: Middleborough and Merrimac Valley. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: History of the Town of Middleboro, Massachusetts, Historical Sketch of Ship Building on the Merrimac River and Memorials of the Central Baptist Church, Middleboro, Massachusetts, among others. Some volumes are devoted to the histories 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 7392

$25
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 Phillipston, Lynn, Pepperell, Peru and Petersham. The volumes include vital records, general histories of the towns and the churches. The lot includes an 1877 report on the military record of Pepperell. 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 7393

$30
This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Salem, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Titles/subjects include: Old Time Ships of Salem; The Old Planters of Salem, Previous to 1628; John Endicott and the Men Who Came to Salem in the Abigail in 1628; Publishments of the Intentions of Marriage of the Town of Salem 1708-1760; Old Salem Sea Captains; Salem Baptisms in the Eighteenth Century; The Result of an Ecclesiastical Council, Convened at Salem, Massachusetts, December 4, 1849; and several volumes on local churches, 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 7394

$55
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the Atlantic Monthly publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from June to December 1858 - This bound compilation is volume two.
- edited by NA - Dated from January to June 1859 - This bound compilation is volume three.
- edited by NA - Dated from July to December 1859 - This bound compilation is volume four.
- edited by NA - Dated from January to June 1860 - This bound compilation is volume five.
- edited by NA - Dated from July to December 1860 - This bound compilation is volume six.
- edited by NA - Dated from January to June 1861 - This bound compilation is volume seven.
- edited by NA - Dated from July to December 1861 - This bound compilation is volume eight.
- edited by NA - Dated from July to December 1862 - This bound compilation is volume ten.
- edited by NA - Dated from January to June 1863 - This bound compilation is volume eleven.

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

 
Lot 7395

$30
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: Billerica, Berlin, Barnstable and Beverly. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: History of the Parish and Town of Berlin and Early Records of the Town of Beverly, Volume I: Births, Marriages and Deaths, among others. Some volumes are devoted to the histories 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 7396

$30
Title: History of Plymouth County, Massachusetts with Biographical Sketches of Many of the Pioneers and Prominent Men
Author: D. Hamilton Hurd
Publisher: J. W. Lewis & Co.
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Bound in library-issued maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges, this antique volume provides a history of Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The work is illustrated with engravings of important people in the county's early history. The volume shows external age/wear, with the board detached from the spine cover and text block, and the rear board and spine cover detached from the text block. The text block is split into a few sections, with age toned pages, some of which are detached. The book measures approximately 9" x 11".

 
Lot 7397

$30
Title: A Popular History of France, from The First Revolution to the Present Time
Author: Henri Martin
Publisher: Dana Estes and Charles E. Lauriat
Printing Year: 1877
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: This three-volume set is bound in three quarter leather with raised bands, marbled boards and text block, and bright gilt embossing to the spine. This antique set is a scarce edition of this classic work by French historian Henri Martin. Martin (1810 - 1883) was born at Saint-Quentin, into an upper middle-class family. Trained as a notary, he followed this profession for some time but having achieved success with an historical romance, Wolfthurm (1830), he applied himself to historical research. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait in each volume, along with numerous other woodcuts and engravings throughout the set. The volumes show mild external age/wear with rubbing along the edges of the boards, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 3/4". (Biographical sketch courtesy of Wikipedia)

 
Lot 7398

$25
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Lynn, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot include vital records, histories of hearths and homes, general histories of the town, a report from the centennial celebration, and histories of churches of the town. 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 7399

$35
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: Hingham, Boxford and Beechwood. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: The History of Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts, From the Earliest Settlement Known to the Present Time; Historical Sketch of Beechwood Church, Together with the Exercises of Dedication, January 15, 1867; and The Settlement of Hingham, Massachusetts. This lot contains a number of volumes which are devoted to specific churches within each town.

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 7400

$55
This lot includes the group of antique books on Danvers, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot include general histories of Danvers and its churches, including vital records and soldiers records from 1895. 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 7401

$120
Title: Natural History of New York: Zoology of New-York
Author: James E. De Kay
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
Printing Year: 1842

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt embossing on the front board and spine, the antique volume in this lot is part three from the mid-nineteenth century collection of volumes on the natural history of New York. The volume provides "detailed descriptions of all the animals hitherto observed within the State of New York; with brief notices of those occasionally found near its borders and accompanied by appropriate illustrations." This volume contains works on the reptiles and amphibian of New York. Also included is the volume of plates that accompanies this volume. The volumes show some external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities. The text blocks are well bound with age toned pages, containing some moisture markings. Markings from previous owners are present, including a bookplate inside of the front board. The books measure approximately 9.5" x 11.5".

This is one of several lots containing the Natural History of New York being sold in this auction. Please also see lots 1039, 1089, 1145, 1197, 1251, and 1309.

 
Lot 7402

$10
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1900. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The compilation features the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Contributions made by these artists: A.I. Keller, H. Siddons Mowbray, Kenyon Cox, W.A. Rogers and many others.
Article Content: Subjects covered include Governor Roosevelt's Message, travel to St. Thomas, the latest in Field Artillery, Automobile Racing, as well as fiction, humor, politics and opinion.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in durable, modern boards. They show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete.
 
Lot 7403

$70
Title: Michigan: Champions of the West
Author: Bruce Madej
Publisher: Sports Publishing
Printing Year: 1997

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt embossing across the front board and along the spine, this volume details the history of the University of Michigan's athletic programs and is signed by several members of that bright history, including former President Gerald Ford. Illustrated with many photographs, this special leather-bound edition features the signatures of Dan Dierdorf, Brendan Morrison, Elaine Crosby, Red Berenson and former President Gerald Ford. This volume comes with a certificate of authenticity from Sports Publishing, LLC which states that the book "...is authentic and has been personally autographed..." by those listed above. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" and contains 274 pages.

 
Lot 7404

$40
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 Northampton, Pelham, Oxford, Plainfeld and Pembroke. The volumes include vital records, general histories of the towns and churches, including a volume listing antiquities, historical and graduates of Northampton. Included is a 1904 printing of The Attempted Suicide of a Massachusetts Town by George H. Haynes. 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 7405

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Amherst, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, artotypes, engravings, tables and charts. Some titles include: Sunlight Pictures: Amherst, which features many artotypes; Amherst College: Photographic Views of all the College Buildings; Historic Homes of Amherst and several volumes on church histories. 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 7406

$80
Title: Olympia
Author: Leni Riefenstahl
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Printing Year: 1988

Condition/Details: This lot includes Riefenstahl's book and a signed photograph from the German film director. Bound in red cloth-covered boards, and complete with dust jacket, this volume is a collection of images from Riefenstahl's film Olympia. Leni Riefenstahl (1902 - 2003) was a German film director widely noted for her aesthetics and innovations as a filmmaker. "Her most famous film was Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will), a propaganda film made at the 1934 Nuremberg congress of the Nazi Party. In 1936, [Adolf] Hitler invited Riefenstahl to film the Olympic Games in Berlin. She also went to Greece to take footage of the games' original site at Olympia. This material became Olympia, a successful film which has since been widely noted for its technical and aesthetic achievements. She was one of the first filmmakers to use tracking shots in a documentary, placing a camera on rails to follow the athletes' movement, and she is noted for the slow motion shots included in the film. Riefenstahl's work on Olympia has been cited as a major influence in modern sports photography. Riefenstahl filmed competitors of all races, including African-American Jesse Owens in what would later become famous footage."

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10" x 12 1/2" and contains 288 pages. The photograph included in this lot measures approximately 4 1/4" by 5 3/4" and bears a bold, black signature of Riefenstahl.

 
Lot 7407

$15
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot detail the history of the colony, province and state of Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with facsimile reproductions of historical documents. This lot includes the five-volume set Commonwealth History of Massachusetts: Colony, Province and State and a two-volume set titled Official Report of Debates and Proceedings in the State Convention, Assembled May 4th, 1853, to Revise and Amend the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The front board of volume one of the Official Report is detached but 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 7408

$20
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 Harwich, Boxborough and Norton. The volumes include vital records, and general histories of the towns and 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 7409

$30
This lot features four 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 four compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1902. These books are large format with elaborate one-quarter leather bindings with marbled paper-covered boards, decorative gilt embossing along their spines and raised bands. The 1901 volume features modern library binding, in brown cloth-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 volumes are in good condition. The boards display signs of shelf wear with rubbing to their edges. The pages are bright and free of marginalia, the plates show beautifully, and there is some light scattered foxing. The boards of the 1900 and 1902 volumes have separated from the text block at their hinges, and are held in place with red tape along their spines. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.
 
Lot 7410

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot detail the history of different towns located in Massachusetts. The towns in this lot include: Hopkinton, West Stockbridge, Wellesley and Westminster, among others. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, maps, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Epitaphs from Graveyards in Wellesley, History of the Town of Huntington and several volumes devoted to local churches, 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 7411

$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: List of Freemen: Massachusetts Bay Colony; Bradford's History "of Plimoth Plantation."; The Planters of the Commonwealth; An Account of the Pilgrim Celebration at Plymouth, August 1, 1853; Old South Prize Essays: The Policy of the early Colonists of Massachusetts toward Quakers and Others whom they regarded as Intruders; Plymouth and the Pilgrims; and The Picture of the Embarcation of the Pilgrims from Delft-Haven 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 7412

$45
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on small towns in Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The towns in this group include Greenfield, Siasconset, Warwick, Somerville, Northborough and Nahant. The volumes include vital records, general histories and church histories of the towns. 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 7413

$30
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Salem, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with numerous illustrations. The books contain information on churches within Salem, town records and a variety of other historical facts. This lot includes a visitor's guide to Salem from 1888 featuring numerous advertisements from around the town. 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 7414

$35
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on the history of the United States shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are from a range of years, and cover a variety of topics including: the Civil War, Congress, the Spanish-American War, politics and the census, among others. Some of the volumes are over-sized, and some contain numerous color and white-and-black illustrations. 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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