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Lot 7039

$40
Title: Natural History of New York
Author: uncredited
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
Printing Year: 1842

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt embossing on the spine and front board, this antique volume is the introductory volume from the collection of mid-nineteenth century work on the natural history of New York. This volume contains an introduction on New York State and part one on the Zoology of New York by James E. De Kay, introducing the mammalia of the State, followed by engraved plates. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture marking to the extremities, and tape along the spine. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, containing some moisture markings. Markings from previous owners are present, including a bookplate inside of the front board. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 11.5" and contains 146 pages, plus plates.

This is one of several volumes of the Natural History of New York being sold in this auction. Please also see lots 7089, 7145, 7197, 7251, 7309, and 7401.

 
Lot 7040

$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 Aousenet, Shirley, Bellingham, Granville, and Belchertown. The volumes include vital records, general town histories 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 7041

$100
Title: The History of Martha's Vineyard: Dukes County, Massachusetts in Three Volumes
Author: Charles Edward Banks, M.D.
Publisher: George H. Dean
Printing Year: 1911
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark blue cloth-covered boards, with gilt embossing along the spines, this antique set is a scarce, detailed history of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The volumes feature statistics, genealogical information, maps, illustrations, economic and geological details of the area. The first volume features a type-written letter from the publisher addressed to a historical society in regard to the publishing and pricing information of the set, which is pasted inside the front board. The tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and title page of volume one are detached but present. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7042

$150
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles inscribed and signed by Josephine Lazarus:

- The Spirit of Judaism by Josephine Lazarus - Dated 1895 by Dodd, Mead and Company - Author-inscribed, signed "Josephine Lazarus - Zionist." Includes original envelope sent from Lazarus.
- Friendship and Character by Ralph Waldo Emerson - Dated 1906 by The Century Co. - Inscribed and signed by Lazarus on the front free endpaper, her sister Emma Lazarus wrote an essay on Emerson's personality included in this volume.
- The Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun Translated by R. H. - Dated 1899 by Brentano's - Inscribed and signed by Lazarus on the front free endpaper, Lazarus is listed on the copyright page.
- The Great Adventurer by J. E. Sampler - Dated 1909 by Robert Kerr Press - This volume was dedicated to Josephine Lazarus, and inscribed and signed by her.
- Pastels in Prose Translated by Stuart Merrill - Dated 1890 by Harper & Brothers - Inscribed and signed by Lazarus on the front free endpaper.
- John Bull's Other Island and Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw - Dated 1907 by Brentano's - Inscribed and signed by Lazarus on the front free endpaper.
- Madame Dreyfus, An Appreciation by Josephine Lazarus - Dated 1899 by Brentano's - Includes tipped-in signature of Lazarus.

Josephine Lazarus was an American essayist; born March 23, 1846. The first piece of work to bring her into prominent notice was the biographical sketch of her sister Emma Lazarus, which first appeared in The Century Magazine, Oct., 1888, and was afterward prefixed to The Poems of Emma Lazarus (New York and Boston, 1889). Between 1890 and 1893 she wrote articles on "Marie Bashkirtseff" in Scribner's Magazine, and on "Louise May Alcott" and "Margaret Fuller" in The Century Magazine. In 1895 six of her essays on Jewish subjects, which had appeared from 1892 to 1895 in The Century Magazine and The Jewish Messenger, were collected and published in book form under the title The Spirit of Judaism. The plea addressed to Jews in these essays is to acquire a larger knowledge of the Jewish situation, to emerge from their spiritual isolation, and to enter into fellowship with those among whom they live; and the plea addressed to Christians is for a more liberal attitude toward Jews and Jewish thought. (biography courtesy of Jewishencylcopedia.com)

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

 
Lot 7043

$70
Title: Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England
Edited by: Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, M.D.
Publisher: William White
Printing Year: 1854
Number of Volumes: 4 volumes (in 5 books)

Notes: Bound in tan cloth-covered boards, these antique volumes contain a variety of historical records of Massachusetts dating from 1642 to 1686. This lot includes volumes two through five. The volumes show external age/wear with rubbing to the edges of the boards and spines. The boards of all volumes are detached but present. The text blocks of all volumes display detached but present signatures. The books measure approximately 9" x 12". These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7044

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Harvard:

- Harvard and its Surroundings by Moses King - Dated 1884 by Moses Kin, Publisher - Decoratively bound with gilt embossing and gilded page edges.
- Harvard Reminiscences by Andrew P. Peabody - Dated 1888 by Ticknor and Company
- Sketch of the History of Harvard College by Samuel A. Eliot - Dated 1848 by Charles C. Little and James Brown - The leather boards are detached and taped to the spine cover.

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 7045

$110
Title:Les Enfants Peints D'apres Nature
Author:Louis Lassalle
Publisher: Magnin Blanchard
Printing Year: c. 1850

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with elaborate gilt detailing, lettering and page edges, this antique volume is a scarce French language book of stories about children. The work is illustrated with hand colored frontispiece and 15 plates with original tissue guards. The volume shows some external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly foxed pages and discoloration on pages with tissue guards. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 250 pages.

 
Lot 7046

$30
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Framingham, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a memorial from the town's bi-centennial, vital records through 1850, general histories of the town, a report from the consecration of the town cemetery, a speech on five Framingham heroes during the American Revolution, and several 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 7047

$15
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Springfield, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, engravings, tables and charts. Some titles include: Springfield Present of Prospective, Springfield in the Spanish-American War, and two volumes on births and marriages within Springfield. 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 7048

$80
This lot includes the group of antique magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes issues of Liberty, A Weekly for Everybody, Saga Magazine for Men (with a headline of "Exclusive: New Marilyn Monroe Nudes"), Ken Magazine, Travel magazine and Pic magazine, among others. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7049

$200
Title: An American Life
Author: Ronald Reagan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 1990

Condition/Details: Bound in red paper-covered boards with quarter cloth to the spine, this first edition is complete with dust jacket and bookplate which bears original signatures of both Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. This volume is a first edition of Reagan's autobiography. The work is illustrated with many photographs from Reagan's life. The bookplate with signatures is affixed to the second flyleaf, which is detached but present. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 748 pages.

 
Lot 7050

$10
This lot includes the collection of foreign language pamphlets and small books shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a large selection of small plays in original Polish wrappers, including religious, folk and historical plays, as well as history of Poland. Additionally, this collection includes pamphlets and ephemera in French, German and Czechoslovakian, among other languages. This material is from a library collection, and includes some typical stamps and writing. Many of the pamphlets have been carefully stored in pamphlet binders. 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 7051

$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 include: Days and Ways in Old Boston, The Book of Boston (featuring a color illustration on its front board) and Old Copps Hill and Burial 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 7052

$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 Wendell, Cummington, Chesterfield, Plympton and Groveland. The volumes include vital records, genealogy records, general town histories, church histories and cemetery inscriptions. 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 7053

$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: Sutton and Suffolk. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Manual of the First Congregational Church, Sutton, Mass., 1871; Index to Suffolk Wills; Early Suffolk Deeds; and Suffolk Registers of Probate; 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 7054

$140
This shelf lot includes the large group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7055

$150
Title: Pablo Picasso: Bulls and Bullfighters
Author: Text by Luis Miguel Dominguin
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Printing Year: 1961

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth-covered boards with brightly colored illustrations on both boards and along the spine, this volume features the paintings of Picasso's bulls and bullfighters. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 11" x 15 1/4" and 32 numbered pages preceding Picasso's work. This volume is complete with a hard slipcase that displays some shelf wear as its bottom edge is beginning to separate from the rest of the case.

 
Lot 7056

$50
This lot includes the group of antique books on the towns of Woburn and Harvard, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes include vital records and other general histories of the towns and their churches, including a history of Woburn's involvement in wars. 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 7057

$25
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Brookline, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Recollections of Brookline: Being an Account of the Houses, the Families, and the Roads and Burials and Inscriptions in the Walnut Street Cemetery, 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 7058

$30
Title: The Plays of Williams Shakespeare
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.
Printing Year: c.1864-1868
Number of Volumes: 3 volumes

Notes: Bound in half-leather with cloth-covered boards, these volumes feature bright gilt embossing across their front boards and along their spines, and full gilt to the edges of the text blocks. This lot includes The Comedies, The Historical Plays and The Tragedies. The work is illustrated by H. C. Selous, with some illustrations being full-page illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear with rubbing to the edges of the boards and chipping of the leather, and are bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The boards of The Comedies and The Historical Plays are detached, but held in place with clear tape along their spines. The boards of The Tragedies are detached and absent. The books measure approximately 10 1/2" x 13".

 
Lot 7059

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books in this lot primarily cover the topic of the American Civil War. Most of these large volumes contain numerous illustrations and photographs, including the art of Mort Künstler. Additionally there is a book on Abraham Lincoln, and a very large atlas. 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 7060

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on Worcester, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include illustrated guides of the city from 1875 and 1881, biographical sketches of the settlers, the history of early settlements, cemetery inscriptions 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 7061

$30
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Taunton, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, engravings, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Quarter Millennial Celebration of the City of Taunton, Manual of the Winslow Church and two volumes on births and marriages within Taunton. 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 7062

$275
Title: The Genuine Works of Falvius Josephus, The Jewish Historian
Author: Flavius Josephus and William Whiston
Publisher: W. Bowyer
Printing Year: 1737

Condition/Details: Rebound in rust cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early volume of the works of the Jewish historian Josephus. According to the title page, this volume contains twenty books of the "Jewish Antiquities", an autobiography of Josephus, the seven books of the "Jewish War" and two books against Apion. This volume includes two fold-out engravings, one of a map of Palestine and the other an architectural plan.

Josephus (37 – c.100 AD/CE), also Yosef Ben Matityahu (Joseph son of Matthias) and Titus Flavius Josephus was a first-century Jewish historian and hagiographer of priestly and royal ancestry who recorded first century Jewish history, such as the First Jewish–Roman War which resulted in the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE. He has been credited by many as recording some of the earliest history of Jesus Christ outside of the gospels. Josephus was a law-observant Jew who believed in the compatibility of Judaism and Graeco-Roman thought, commonly referred to as Hellenistic Judaism. His most important works were The Jewish War (c. 75 AD/CE) and Antiquities of the Jews (c. 94 AD/CE). The Jewish War recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation (66–70). Antiquities of the Jews recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for a Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into first century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume has been rebound, with new front and rear endpapers. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age toned pages. The pages have a moisture marking on the bottom edge along the spine, and moisture markings on the top right corner of some of the pages. The previous owner's bookplate is inside of the front board, and a previous owner's signature is on the title page and the page summarizing the eight dissertations, which is lacking the bottom portion of the page. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 21" and contains 1,021 pages, as well as an index.

 
Lot 7063

$30
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, maps, tables and charts. This lot includes three two-volume sets with titles as follows: Official Report of the Debates and Proceedings, in the State Convention, Assembled May 4th, 1853, to Revise and Amend the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Historical Collections by Holmes Ammidown; and Three Episodes of Massachusetts History: The Settlement of Boston Bay, The Antinomian Controversy, A Study of Church and Town Government. The boards of volume one of the Official Report are detached but present. The front board of volume one of Historical Collections is detached from the text block, but remains in place via the spine cover, and one signature of the volume 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 7064

$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 Westminster, Bolton and Hanover. The volumes include vital records, general town histories, centennial celebrations 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 7065

$120
Title: The Small Fruits of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of botany, featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece and many brightly colored plates. There are nearly 100 vividly detailed color plates of a wide variety of the small fruits detailed in the volume. The volume shows external age/wear and is solidly bound with clean pages. There are signs of moisture markings on the rear board and the 40-50 pages preceding it, and along the spine. The volume measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 614 pages.

 
Lot 7066

$100
Title: Flora von Deutschland in Abbildungen nach der Natur
Author: J. Sturm
Publisher: K. G. Louis
Printing Year: 1906
Number of Volumes: 9 volumes

Notes: Bound in bluish-green cloth-covered boards, with decorative front boards and spines, these German-language antique volumes are a collection of many illustrations depicting a wide variety of plants found in Germany. The illustrations appear in black and white, and also as full-page colored plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 4 1/8" x 5 7/8".

 
Lot 7067

$45
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: Carver, Whately, Amherst and Wilkensonville. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: History of the Town of Whately, Mass., Including a Narrative of Leading Events from the First Planting of Hatfield 1660-1871 (this volume has a number of detached leaves), Manual of First Congregational Church, Amherst and Military Service of the towns of Amherst, Belchertown and Granby, in the Revolutionary War, 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 7068

$30
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Salisbury, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include vital records and general histories of the town, its families 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 7069

$80
Title: A Kiss for Little Bear
Author: Else Holmelund Minarik
Publisher: Harper and Row
Printing Year: 1968

Condition/Details: Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics before getting work as an illustrator of other authors' books. After a brief stint as a window decorator for toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak turned to illustrating children's books full-time. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released. As parts of Sendak's books are inspired by the author/illustrator's personal memories, so the monsters in "Where the Wild Things Are" were inspired by the artist's hated Brooklyn relatives. "I wanted the wild things to be frightening," Sendak remarked in "The Art of Maurice Sendak." "But why? It was probably at this point that I remembered how I detested my Brooklyn relatives as a small child.... They'd lean way over with their bad teeth and hairy noses, and say something threatening like 'You're so cute I could eat you up.' And I knew if my mother didn't hurry up with the cooking, they probably would."

Whereas illustrators look to create pictures from images and styles that influence them, Sendak the artist is unique as he adapts and blends these inspirations into his own forms which take on a vitality rather than shadow the work of others. From the spiritual mysticism of William Blake, the romantic artistry of Samuel Palmer and Philip Otto Runge, the Victorian ideals of Arthur Hughes and Randolph Caldecott, to the bold lines of William Nicholson and the delicate hues of Beatrix Potter, all these mix within Sendak's palette to present a world of new excitement where his Wild Thing creatures represent imaginary play-friends to the child in all of us. Reflecting the view of many, critic John Rowe Townsend, in his "Written for Children: An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature," dubbed Sendak "the greatest creator of picture books in the hundred-odd years' history of the form."

Mr. Sendak has signed the book on the front flyleaf. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The front flap of the dust jacket indicates an original price of $2.75. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 3/4" and contain 32 pages.

 
Lot 7070

$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 Canton, Hawley, Wales, Prescott, Turbridge, Brockton, Plympton and Rockland. The volumes include vital records, general town histories, centennial celebrations 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 7071

$25
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 Lowell, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and other historical information, along with numerous 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. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7072

$225
Title: British Field Sports: Embracing Practical Instructions in Shooting, Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Cocking, Fishing, &c.
Author: William Henry Scott
Publisher: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones
Printing Year: 1818

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, with an intricate pattern of gilt embossing on the front and rear boards, along with a decorative spine featuring raised bands and animals in gilt, and marbled boards and endpapers, this is a handsome volume on British field sports. The work is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, numerous engraved plates and wood engraved vignette illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the edges of the boards and minor cracking of the board surfaces, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 615 pages.

 
Lot 7073

$110
Title: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1880-1894
Number of Volumes: 91 books from Series 1

Notes: Bound in black paper-covered boards with gilt embossing on the spine, these antique volumes present a history of the American Civil War, with records from both the Union and Confederate armies. This large collection includes books from Series One. The books in this lot come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The books vary in condition. The volumes show external age/wear with evidence of shelf wear to the edges of the boards and with some volumes having detached boards. The books overall appear to be well bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/4".

 
Lot 7074

$30
This lot includes the group of books and pamphlets on Brookfield, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include Brookfield's vital records, histories of North and West Brookfield, a 250th anniversary record of Quabaug, and reports on the churches and sermons of Brookfield. Some of the pamphlets in this lot include the original wrappers, bound in 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 7075

$55
Title: American Heroes of the 20th Century
Author: Harold and Doris Faber
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1967

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial, cloth-covered boards and complete with dust jacket, this volume features an original autograph of Audie Murphy on the half-title page. The inscription reads: "To Carl- Always with you-Sincerely Audie Murphy." "Audie Murphy (1925 – 1971) was the most decorated American soldier of World War II and a celebrated movie star for over two decades in the post-war era, appearing in 44 films. Murphy became the most decorated United States soldier of the war during twenty-seven months in action in the European Theatre. He received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military's highest award for valor, along with 32 additional U.S. and foreign medals and citations, including five from France and one from Belgium. Murphy's successful movie career included To Hell and Back (1955), based on his book of the same title. He also starred in 39 Hollywood films. He died in a plane crash in 1971 and was interred, with full military honors, in Arlington National Cemetery.

The work is illustrated with many photographs of prominent American figures from the 20th century. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 11 1/4" and contains 179 pages. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

 
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