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Lot 7415

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Boston, Massachusetts:

- Boston: The Place and the People by M. A. DeWolfe Howe- Dated 1903 by The Macmillan Company - This volume features many illustrations by Louis A. Holman.
- History of the Great Fire of Boston by Col. Russell H. Conwell - Dated 1873 by B. B. Russell - This decorative volume features many illustrations, some of which are in color. The front board has separated from the text block along its hinge, but remains connected via the spine cover.
- Boston Days by Lilian Whiting - Dated 1902 by Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited - This volume, featuring decorative gilt embossing across its front cover and along its spine, contains a number of photographs.
- Citizenship in Boston by Joseph B. Egan - Dated 1925 by The John C. Winston Company - This volume features a number of photographs and illustrations.
- Poems of the "Old South" by Multiple Authors - Dated 1877 by William F. Gill and Co. - This decorative volume features bright gilt embossing across its front board, along its spine, and gilt to the edges of the text block. This illustrated volume contains works of poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Homes, John Greenleaf Whittier, Julia Ward Howe, Edward Everett Hale and James Freeman Clarke.

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 7416

$15
Title: History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts with Biographical Sketches of Many of the Pioneers and Prominent Men
Author: D. Hamilton Hurd
Publisher: J. W. Lewis & Co.
Printing Year: 1890
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in tan cloth with black spine label, bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges, this antique set is a scarce history of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the county that houses Cambridge. The work contains engraved portraits throughout. The volumes show external age/wear, with spine covers detached or lacking and some boards detached. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7.5" x 11".

 
Lot 7417

$25
This lot includes the group of large art and photographs books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books cover a variety of subjects, including: automobiles, North American Indian Life, flowers, the state of Pennsylvania, hunting, and more. 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 7418

$30
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage theater-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes programs from Yale University Drama Association, the Metropolitan Opera House, and more, as well as a cinema program featuring Charles Chaplin's A Woman of Paris. Additionally, this lot includes many issues of theater related publications, including The Drama and Theater Arts Monthly. 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 7419

$30
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: Methuen, Mendon, Middlesex and Middlefield. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, maps, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: A History of the Town of Middlefield, Massachusetts, Annals of the Town of Mendon, from 1659 to 1880A Memorial of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Middlefield and Historic Fields and Mansions of Middlesex, 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 7420

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Nantucket:

- Nantucket, A History by R. A. Douglas-Lithgow - Dated 1914 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
- The Mercies of the Lord; A Sermon, Preached in the Protestant Episcopal Church at Nantucket, Mass. by Rev. Moses Marcus - Dated 1838 by Sherman & Trevett - Rebound in library-issued marbled boards. Front board is detached.
- The History of Nantucket, Being a Comendious Account of the First Settlement of the Island by the English, Together with the Rise and Progress of the Whale Fishery by Obed Macy - Dated 1880 by Macy & Pratt - Front free endpaper and fly leaf are detached. Spine cover and board edges show wear.
- Sconset Cottage Life: A Summer on Nantucket Island by A. Judd Northrup - Dated 1881 by Baker, Pratt & Co. - Original wrappers bound in library-issued boards. Rear board is detached and the front board is separated along the hinge.
- A Handbook of Nantucket, Containing a Brief Historical Sketch of the Island, with Notes of Interest to Summer Visitors by uncredited - Dated 1874 by Island Review Office - Original wrappers bound in library-issued boards.

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

 
Lot 7421

$35
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: Wilbraham, Fitchburgh and Princeton. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, maps, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: The History of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, Prepared in Connection with the Celebration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town, June 15, 1913; The History of Princeton, Worcester County, Mass., From Its First Settlement; with a Sketch of the Present Religious Controversy in That Place; Soldiers of the Revolution, Princeton, Mass.; and Manual of the Rollstone Congregational Church, Fitchburgh, Mass., 1891; 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 7422

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Plymouth, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics, genealogical and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: Guide to Historic Plymouth (illustrated, with color front wrapper) and a three volumes of Records of the Town of Plymouth. 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 7423

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Dedham, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: Covenant of the First Church in Dedham, with Some Facts of History and Illustrations of Doctrine, A Record of Education: The Schools and Teachers of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1644-1904 and Report of the Committee of the Town of Dedham on Streets, Drainage and Sewerage.

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 7424

$110
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 1895, 1896, 1897 and 1898. 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 1895 volume have separated at their hinges, and are held in place with clear tape along the spine, which shows three areas of minor chipping. The boards of the 1896 and 1896 albums have separated from the text block at their hinges, and are both held in place by clear tape running the length of the spine. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.

 
Lot 7425

$110
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot detail the nautical history of Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, table, charts and maps. Some titles/subjects include: The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem; Land Ho! - 1620: A Seaman's Story of the Mayflower Her Construction, Her Navigation and Her First Landfall; History of Shipbuilding on North River, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; A Captain of the Vanished Fleet; An Illustrated Guide to the North Shore of Massachusetts Bay; and Tourists' Guide Down the Harbor: Hull and Nantucket. 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 7426

$20
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 Hardwick, Methuen and Chelmsford. 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 7427

$15
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: Winchester, Carlisle and Charlestown. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: History of the First Church, Charlestown and History of the Harvard Church in Charlestown 1815-1879, 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 7428

$60
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800's 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 Scribner's Monthly publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from 1871 to 1881, volumes 1 through 22 - These volumes are uniformly bound with half-leather and cloth-covered boards, featuring bright gilt embossing along their spines. The volumes show some signs of age/wear with evidence of rubbing to the edges of the boards. The volumes are tightly bound with bright, lightly age-toned pages. These volumes contain stamps and markings typical to the library of a historical society.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7429

$45
This lot includes the group of prints of drawings by Earl Horter shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately 15 prints, many of which are of architectural structures, including buildings, bridges and boats, as well as some landscapes. Born in Germantown Pennsylvania, Earl Horter spent much of his adult life in New York. Largely self-trained as artist, he had a successful career as a commercial illustrator and was a highly skilled draftsman and engraver. When he arrived in New York in 1903 he worked for an advertising agency, where he was a draftsman, and took an etching class. During the first decades of the twentieth-century Horterís work as fine artist consisted mostly of cityscape sketches of sparsely populated scenes of urban life, as evident in many of the prints in this collection. (biography courtesy of www.hollistaggart.com)

The prints in this collection are ex-library, stored in a leather portfolio. The portfolio has handwriting on the front and a library sticker. Handwriting is on the back of each print. 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 7430

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books and pamphlets on small towns in Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The towns in this group include Holden, Holliston and Holyoke. 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 7431

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Worcester, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, engravings, maps, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: In the Matter of the Public Building at Worcester, Mass.: Argument and Evidence for the Petitioners, Before the Senate Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, on the Petition to Congress Asking That the Secretary of the Treasury Be Authorized to Reconsider the Site, May 15, 1890; A Summary: Military History of Worcester; The Worcester Book: A Diary of Noteworthy Events in Worcester, Massachusetts, From 1657 to 1883; The Sewage of Worcester in its Relation to the Blackstone River; and a number of volumes devoted to specific 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 7432

$20
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Westfield, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes general histories of Westfield, church histories, a report from the 200th anniversary of the town, and a two-volume set on Westfield and its historic influences. 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 7433

$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: Nahant, Canton and Dartmouth. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Centennial Celebration, at Canton, Mass., Historical Address, by Hon. Charles Endicott, History of the Redman Farm, Canton, Mass., A Sermon Preached in Commemoration of the Founders of the Nahant Church and Letters from Nahant, 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 7434

$30
This lot includes the group of antique books on small towns in Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of towns, including Quincy, Bernardston, Stoughton, Lunenburg, Mondon, Everett, Centerville and Mattapoisett. The volumes include general histories and vital records of the towns, as well as 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 7435

$15
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot detail the history of Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations. This lot includes two three-volume sets with titles as follows: Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts; and The History of Massachusetts, which details The Colonial Period, The Provincial Period, and The Commonwealth Period. The boards of volumes one and two of Representative Men are detached but present. The boards of volumes one and two of The History of Massachusetts are 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 7436

$40
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 1904, 1905, 1906 and 1907. 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 1904 and 1905 volumes have separated from the text block at their hinges, and are held in place with clear tape along their spines and their endpapers. The spines of the 1906 and 1907 volumes display red tape running the length of each spine. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.

 
Lot 7437

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics, genealogical and historical information, along with illustrations, engravings, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: Manual of the Church of Christ in New Bedford, Mass. and Sketches of the Members in the Municipal Government, New Bedford for the Year 1871, along with several books on the history of churches in New Bedford. 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 7438

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics, genealogical and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. One of the volumes contains a list of the passengers who arrived on the Mayflower, while another is discusses the women of the Mayflower. 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 7439

$100
Title: Hailing Taxi: The Official Book of the Show
Author: Frank Lovece with Jules Franco
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
Printing Year: 1988

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper wrappers, this softcover volume, detailing the history of the television show Taxi, features 16 autographs from cast members of the show. Autographs include: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Tom Selleck, Dee Wallace Stone, Tony Danza, Judd Hirsch, Marcia Wallace, Robert Picardo, Mandy Patinkin, Carol Kane, Eileen Brennan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Conaway, Ted Danson, Marilu Henner and Joanna Cassidy. The work is illustrated with many photographs from the show and its cast. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Signature House. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11" and contains 296 pages.

 
Lot 7440

$35
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 Saugus, Saxonville, Otis, Florence, Mattaposiett and Swampscott. The volumes include vital records, general histories and church histories. The lot includes a pamphlet on the The Saugus Restoration from the First Iron Works Association. 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 7441

$25
Title: Biographical History of Massachusetts: Biographies and Autobiographies of the Leading Men in the State
Author: Edited by Samuel Atkins Eliot, A.M, D.D.
Publisher: Massachusetts Biographical Society
Printing Year: 1911
Number of Volumes: 6 volumes

Notes: Bound in full leather with bright gilt embossing across the front boards, to the top edge of the text block, and along the spine which features raised bands, this antique set is a scarce collection of a number of biographies of prominent Massachusetts figures. The work is illustrated throughout with tissue-guarded portraits. The volumes show external age/wear with rubbing to the edges and surfaces of the boards and spines, and are bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Some of the boards of the volumes are detached but present, while others have started to separate from the text block. The spine covers of the volume vary in condition, but all show evidence of chipping. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 3/4". These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7442

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage gardening and nature books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features works on identifying wild flowers, shrubs, bulbs, and gardening guidebooks, as well as a book on birds. 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 7443

$55
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Watertown, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, engravings, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: Great Little Watertown: A Tercentenary History, Watertown Soldiers in the Colonial Wars and the American Revolution, Argument of Ivers J. Austin, Counsel for the Remonstrants from Watertown, Against the Petition for the Incorporation of the Town of Belmont and Watertown's Military History. 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 7444

$40
This lot includes the large group of books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes material on aviation and history, and includes books, magazines, artwork and ephemera. 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 7445

$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: Colrain, Concord, Cohasset and Brockton. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: The History of Concord, Massachusetts: Colonial Concord; The Beginnings of Colrain; Centennial Anniversary of the Town of Cohasset, May 7, 1870; and Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Soldiers' Monument, in Concord Mass.; 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 7446

$50
This lot includes the group of World War II and early aviation photographs and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes mostly military-related material, with photographs of air force planes, an original photograph of Nazis, an instruction manual for flying, and typed letters. 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 7447

$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 1908, 1909, 1910 and a double volume featuring 1911 and 1912. 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 spine cover of the 1908 volume is separating from the boards, the lower 2/7 of the spine is detached and not present, and the entire spine is covered in clear tape. The boards of the 1909 and 1910 volumes have separated from their spines and are held in place via the endpapers and red and clear tape, respectively, along the spines. The boards of the 1911-1912 double volume have separated from the spine and are held in place via the endpapers and clear tape along the spine. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.

 
Lot 7448

$25
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Boston shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes histories on the siege and evacuation of Boston, the churches of the city, the Port of Boston and the street names. 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 7449

$100
Title: Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England
Edited by: Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, M.D.
Publisher: William White
Printing Year: 1855-1856
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards, this antique set is a record of the court orders of New Plymouth, dating from 1633 to 1691. These volumes present "The Records of the Massachusetts Colony...containing all the proceedings of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England that have been preserved,--commencing with the minutes made in England previous to the removal of the company and charter to America..." The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The rear board of volume five is detached but present, the front board is beginning to separate from the text block along its hinge, and much of the spine cover has been worn away. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 11 3/4".

 
Lot 7450

$50
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 Northbridge, Newtonville, Lincoln, and Brookfield. The volumes include vital records, general histories and church histories. The lot also includes an 1886 volume on A Historical Record of the Soldiers and Sailors of North Brookfield, And of Others Who Counted Upone the Quota of the Town, In the War for the Preservation of the Union, Against the Rebellion, 1861-1865.

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 7451

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Plymouth, Massachusetts:

- Mourt's Relation or Journal of the Plantation at Plymouth with an Introduction and Notes by Henry Martyn Dexter - Dated 1865 by John Kimball Wiggin - Includes original fold-out map. Rebound in library-issued boards.
- A Historical Discourse, Preached in Plymouth, Mass., at the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Pilgrim Conference of Churches by Joseph S. Clark - Dated 1855 by T. R. Marvin - Rebound in library-issued boards.
- The Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth in New England, in 1620 by George B. Cheever - Dated 1848 by John Wiley - Rebound in library-issued boards.
- Footprints of Miles Standish by Rev. B. F. DeCosta - Dated 1864 by The Church Monthly - Author-signed. Rebound in library-issued boards.
- Guide to Plymouth and Recollections of the Pilgrims by William S. Russell - Dated 1846 by George Coolidge - Includes original fold-out map. 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 7452

$60
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Guide National Aeronautics, Air Transport, Aviation Maintenance, Air Trails, Aeronautical Engineering Review, Air News and Aircraft Products
Issue Dates: 1930s-1950s
Approximate Number of Issues: 40

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, 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.

 
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