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Lot 7076

$55
Title: The Works of Charles Dickens: Édition de Luxe
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Printing Year: 1881
Number of Volumes: Complete 30 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth-covered boards, this set is a scarce collection of Dickens' work featuring numerous illustrations throughout the 30 volumes. This set is number 788 of the 1,000 copies of the Édition de Luxe published by Chapman and Hall in 1881. The volumes show external age/wear, and are bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books are generally in good condition, with signs of age and wear more advanced in some volumes than others. The paper spine labels on some volumes display signs of chipping. The books measure approximately 8" x 11".

 
Lot 7077

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Wells's Lawyer and United States Form-Book; Containing the Constitution of the United States with Notes and Decisions, The Constitution of Massachusetts, and Forms by J. C. Wells, M.A. & H. T. Wells- Dated 1849 by J. C. Wells - The front board of this volume is beginning to separate from the text block along its hinge.
- Old Colony Days by May Alden Ward - Dated 1896 by Roberts Brothers - This volume has been signed by the author on the first front flyleaf.
- Peter Gott, The Cape Ann Fisherman by J. Reynolds, M.D. - Dated 1856 by John P. Jewett and Company - This volume features a decorative spine which displays gilt embossing, and a tissue-guarded frontispiece.
- The Old Colony Town and Other Sketches by William Root Bliss - Dated 1893 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - This volume displays an illustrated front board.
- Colonial Times on Buzzard Bay by William Root Bliss - Dated 1888 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - This volume features a frontispiece map, in color, and an illustrated front board.
- Pocket Guide to Salem, Mass. by Unattributed - Dated 1885 by Henry P. Ives - The front board of this volume is detached but present. This volume features many advertisements to local businesses.
- Address to the City Council, at the Organization of the City Government in Salem, May 9, 1836 by Leverett Saltonstall, Mayor - Dated 1836 by Palfray and Chapman - The front board of this volume is detached but present.

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 7078

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Curious Sofa by Ogdred Weary - Dated 1961 by Ivan Obolensky - This volume is tightly bound in paper wrappers, with clean pages.
- The Utter Zoo by Edward Gorey - Dated 1967 by Meredith Press - This stated first edition is complete with dust jacket.
- The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey - Dated 1969 by Dodd, Mead & Company - This volume is complete with dust jacket. This volume features a price of "$3.00" inside the front of the dust jacket.
- The Blue Aspic by Edward Gorey - Dated 1968 by Meredith Press - This stated first edition is complete with dust jacket.
- The Gilded Bat by Edward Gorey - Dated 1966 by Simon and Schuster - This stated first edition is complete with dust jacket.
- Fletcher and Zenobia by Victoria Chess and Edward Gorey - Dated 1967 by Meredith Press - This stated first edition is complete with dust jacket.

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

 
Lot 7079

$225
This auction lot includes the following group of antique botanical titles:

- The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States: In Their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects by Thomas Meehan - Dated 1878 by L. Prang and Company (Boston) - This is volume one of the two-volume, series one set. The volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards. The decorative spines feature raised bands and gilt embossing. The top edge of the text block also features gilt embossing. The boards are nearly detached with both hinges broken.
- The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States: In Their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects by Thomas Meehan - Dated 1879 by L. Prang and Company (Boston) - This is volume two of the two-volume, series one set. The volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards. The decorative spines feature raised bands and gilt embossing. The top edge of the text block also features gilt embossing. The top edge of the spine has a small chip missing.
- The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States: In Their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects by Thomas Meehan - Dated 1880 by Chas. Robson & Co. (Philadelphia) - This is volume one of the two-volume, series two set. The volume is bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards. The decorative spines feature raised bands and gilt embossing. All edges of the text block feature gilt embossing. The front board is beginning to separate at the hinge.
- The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States: In Their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects by Thomas Meehan - Undated by L. Prang and Company (Boston) - This is volume two of the two-volume, series two set. The volume is bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards. The decorative spines feature raised bands and gilt embossing. All edges of the text block feature gilt embossing.

All of the volumes in this lot feature numerous chromolithograph illustrations of a wide variety of plants. The illustrations feature intricately detailed, brightly colored illustrations. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

 
Lot 7080

$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 Dorchester, Paxton and Palmer. The volumes include vital records, general town histories, cemetery inscriptions, landmarks of Paxton, 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 7081

$30
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Reading, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, engravings, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: A Review of the Reverend Aaron Pickett's "Reply" and "Defence", The Final Answer: or, Brief Statements and Remarks Respecting the Present Division in the South Church and Society, Reading, Mass. and two volumes on births, deaths and marriages within Reading. 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 7082

$60
Title: Reports from the Commissioners Appointed by His Majesty to Execute the Measures Recommended by a Select Committee of The House of Commons Respecting The Public Records of the Kingdom
Author: Printed by Order of The House of Commons
Publisher: House of Commons
Printing Year: 1819
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Both bound in paper-covered boards, this set contains 86 plates of facsimiles of manuscripts, paired with text that translates the "Court Hand" so that it is readable, though it is mainly in Latin. Many of the facsimiles are large and folding, with some highlighted in color. This set covers the period from 1036 (King Stephen) to 1584 (Elizabeth I). This set is known as a series of beautiful plates giving examples of the manuscripts that were part of the newly established Public Records Office. The volumes show external age/wear with the little of the original spines intact. The original paper labels on the spines are still somewhat legible. The boards are detached at the hinges, held in place by clear tape. The pages display signs of age toning. The books measure approximately 12" x 18".

 
Lot 7083

$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: Weston, Rochester, Northborough, Charlestown and Bridgewater. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: History of North Bridgewater; A Short History of Charlestown, For the Past 44 Years, and Other Subjects; Epitaphs from a Graveyard in Weston; and Bi-Centennial Celebration of Rochester, Mass., July 22, 1879; 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 7084

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Worcester Couny, Massachusetts:

- History of Worcester County Massachusetts Edited by Ellery Bicknell Crane - Dated 1924 by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc. - Three-volume set, rebound in library-issued boards.
- History of Worcester County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches by D. Hamilton Hurd - Dated 1889 by J. W. Lewis & Co. - Two-volume set, rebound in library-issued boards.

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

 
Lot 7085

$90
Title: Handzeichnungen Alter Meister
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Ferdinand Schenk
Printing Year: c1900
Number of Volumes: Eleven-volume set (unclear if this set is complete)

Notes: Bound in paper-covered boards with pictorial front, this antique set is a scarce German collection of unbound prints, as issued. The title translates to "Hand Drawings of Old Masters," and the volumes portray the artwork of the Dutch, Italian, German, French and Flemish schools. Included are some loose pages lacking boards, presumed to be part of this collection. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with rebacked spines and wear to the extremities, including moisture markings, rubbing, and lacking portions of the boards. There is handwriting inside and out of the volumes, with notations presumably from former librarians. The pages are overall clean, with some light age toning. The large books measure approximately 11.5" x 14.5".

 
Lot 7086

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature:

- George Morland: His Life and Works by Sir Walter Gilbey & E. D. Cuming - Dated 1907 by Adam and Charles Black - This volume features many colored plates, an illustrated front board, and an illustrated spine. There are some detached leaves that are still present.
- The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress by Mark Twain - Dated 1869 by American Publishing Company - This volume features 234 illustrations, and bright gilt embossing across its front board and along its spine.
- Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs - Dated 1920 by A. C. McClurg & Company - This first edition is illustrated by J. Allen St. John.
- Eustace Conway: or, The Brother and Sister by Chauncey Hare Townshend - Dated 1834 by Richard Bentley - This three-volume set features a full-gilt text block, with bookplates inside the front boards.

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

 
Lot 7087

$55
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: Nantucket Scraps and Early Settlers of Nantucket. 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 7088

$35
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 Gill, Washington, Swansea, Freetown, Petersham, Tewksbury, Richmond and Alford. The volumes include vital records and general town 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 7089

$45
Title: Natural History of New York: Agriculture of New-York
Author: Ebenezer Emmons, M.D.
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
Printing Year: 1846

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt embossing on the spine and front board, this antique volume is the first volume from the mid-nineteenth century collection of work on the natural history of New York. This volume provides "an account of the classification, composition and distribution of the soils and rocks and the natural waters of the different geological formations." The work contains charts and engravings throughout, including fold-out color engravings. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture marking to the extremities, and 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 367 pages.

This is one of several volumes of the Natural History of New York being sold in this auction. Please also see lots 7039, 7145, 7197, 7251, 7309, 7401.

 
Lot 7090

$70
Title: The Comic History of England
Author: Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett
Publisher: Bradbury, Agnew, and Company
Printing Year: c.1890s

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather with marbled, paper-covered boards, this volume also features a marble-edged text block, marbled endpapers, and a decorative spine with gilt embossing and raised bands. The work is illustrated with twenty colored etchings and two hundred woodcuts by John Leech. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. There is a bookplate from a previous owner present. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 303 pages.

 
Lot 7091

$130
Title: In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1965

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing along the spine, and a gilded "T C" on the front board, this is a stated first printing of Capote's famous novel, billed as "A true account of a multiple murder and its consequences." This volume is complete with its dust jacket, which displays some chipping and others signs of shelf wear. The front flap features "I/66" and the rear flap features the mention of "Publishers of The American College Dictionary and The Modern Library." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 343 pages.

 
Lot 7092

$140
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 Attleborough, Athol, Northampton and Leominster. The volumes include vital records and general histories of the town and churches. The lot includes an 1866 printing of The Record of Athol, Massachusetts in Suppressing the Great Rebellion. 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 7093

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

- Manual of the First Congregational Church in Lowell by Unattributed - Dated 1858 by B. H. Penhallow - The front board of this volume is beginning to separate from the text block along its hinge.
- A Necrology of the Physicians of Lowell and Vicinity, 1826-1898 by David N. Patterson - Dated 1899 by Courier-Citizen Company - This volume bears an original inscription from the author on the front flyleaf.
- History of Lowell by Charles Cowley - Dated 1868 by B. C. Sargeant and J. Merrill and Son - The front board of this volume is detached but present. The title page and the flyleaves preceding it are detached but present.
- A Sermon, Delivered in St. Anne's Chrus, Lowell, on Sunday, March 18, 1855, In Commemoration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Consecration of Said Church by Theodore Edson, D.D. - Dated 1855 by B. C. Sargeant - The front board of this volume is detached but present.
- The Lowell Directory by Unattributed - Dated 1858 by H. A. Cooke, and S. A. McPhetres - The front board of this volume is beginning to separate from the text block.

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

 
Lot 7094

$60
This lot features three volumes of bound early magazine compilations which house issues from The Art Journal published by George Virtue (London). As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The three compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1852, 1853 and 1854. These books are large format with elaborate one-half leather bindings, full gilt page edging, and raised bands. The 1852 and 1854 volumes are bound in marbled paper-covered boards, while the 1853 volume features black paper-covered boards with bright gilt embossing. Each volume contains an index and is profusely illustrated with high quality engravings printed on heavy stock, single-sided along with an occasional color plate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Condition: The text blocks of all three volumes are in good condition. The boards of the 1853 volume are detached, but present and held in place with clear tape running along its spine. The boards of all three volumes display shelf wear, with rubbing. The pages are bright and free of marginalia, the plates show beautifully, and there is some light scattered foxing. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.

 
Lot 7095

$40
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of towns located in Massachusetts. The cities in this lot include: Topsfield, Townsend, Upton, Uxbridge and Tisbury. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Truro---Cape Cod or Land Marks and Sea Marks; Town Records of Topsfield, Massachusetts, 1659-1778; History of the Town of Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, From the Grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878; Address Delivered at the Unitarian Church, in Uxbridge, Mass., in 1864; and A Centennial Address, Delivered at Upton, Mass., June 25, 1835; 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 7096

$50
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 Bradford, North Adams, Hull and Hubbardston. The volumes include vital records, general town histories, centennial celebrations and church histories. This lot includes an 1848 printing of Notes on the Sea-Shore; or Random Sketches. 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 7097

$40
Title: Benjamin Franklin: A Biography in Woodcuts
Author: Charles Turzak
Publisher: Covici Friede
Printing Year: 1935

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth-covered boards, and featuring a dust jacket in remarkable condition, this volume "...is made up of eighty woodcuts in Mr. Turzak's strong and virile technique, illustrating the interesting and the important episodes in the life of Benjamin Franklin" (from dust jacket). This first edition is one of 1550 numbered copies signed by the artist. In the colophon stating that this copy is number 1033 of 1550, Turzak has inscribed his name in blue ink. The volume shows very light external age/wear with a dust jacket that is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/4" and is unpaginated.

 
Lot 7098

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of antique ornithology titles:

- Birds of Australia by Terence Lindsey - Dated 1982 by Group Editors Pty. Limited - This limited first edition features many colored plates and in-process drawings depicting the birds of Australia. This volume is numbered as 39 of 1000 limited editions signed by the author and illustrator, Terence Lindsey.
- The Complete Audubon by James John Audubon - Dated 1979 by Volair Books - This five-volume set is "a precise replica of the complete works of John James Audubon" published for the National Audubon Society by Volair Books.
- Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania by B. H. Warren, M.D. - Dated 1890 by Authority of the Commonwealth - This volume features many colored plates, and has one detached but present signature.
- A Natural History of American Birds of Eastern and Central North America by Edward Howe Forbush - Dated 1955 by Bramhall House - This volume feature ninety-six full color illustrations by Louis Agassiz Fuertes.
- British Birds in Their Haunts by Rev. C. A. Johns, F.L.S. - Dated 1910 by George Routledge and Sons Limited - This volume is illustrated with 64 colored plates by William Foster, M.B.O.U.

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

 
Lot 7099

$25
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: Byfield, Waltham and Marshfield. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: The Story of Byfield, Memorials of Marshfield and Guide Book to Its Localities at Green Harbor and Waltham: Past and Present. 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 7100

$55
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique automotive and motorcycle advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes original Harley-Davidson and Neverout Oil Lamp ephemera, and many excised automotive advertisements, with illustrations and photographs, including a framed Ford advertisement for the Tudor thermo-Syphon cooling system. Also included are catalogs for the cars of 1956 and Chevrolet cars, as well as a vintage AAA tour book and map of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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 7101

$35
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: Brockton, Wilbraham, Wakefield, Cape Ann and Medfield. 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 Baptist Church in Medfield, Mass., Wilbraham Centennial Celebration June 15, 1863, History of Brockton 1656-1894 and Methodism on Cape Ann, 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 7102

$70
Title: Helter Skelter: The True Story of The Manson Murders
Author: Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry
Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1974

Condition/Details: Bound half cloth with blue paper-covered boards, this stated first edition is complete with dust jacket and is signed by Vincent Bugliosi. Bugliosi has signed the title page: "With my best personal wishes, Vincent Bugliosi." The murders carried out by members of Charles Manson's "Family" were partly inspired by Manson's prediction of "Helter Skelter," which he believed was an apocalyptic war that would arise from tension over racial relations between blacks and whites. "The 'chimerical vision,' as it was termed by the court that heard Manson's appeal from his conviction for the Tate-LaBianca killings, involved reference to music of The Beatles and to the New Testament's Book of Revelation." (Courtesy of Wikipedia).

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The edges of the text block show age-tone spotting. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 502 pages.

 
Lot 7103

$55
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Harper's Magazine
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: 1850 through 1868
Issue Number Range: Volumes 1, 3-21, 24-26, 31-33, 35 and 36

Notes: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 compilations appear in a variety of bindings, most of which display bright gilt embossing and raised bands along their spines. Some of the volumes have tape along their spines.

 
Lot 7104

$45
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 Great Barrington, Lee, Lanesville and Hampden. 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. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States.
 
Lot 7105

$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: Essex and Eastham. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, maps, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: History of the Town of Essex from 1634 to 1868, with Sketches of the Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion, Library of Cape Cod History and Genealogy: Early Settlers of Eastham, and Comprehensive History, Ecclesiastical and Civil, of Eastham, Wellfleet and Orleans, 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 7106

$110
Title: Cassell's Popular Natural History
Author: Uncredited
Publisher: Cassell Petter and Calpin
Printing Year: c.1870s
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather, with bright gilt embossing and raised bands along the spine, full gilt text block, and marbled endpapers, this antique set is a scarce collection of nearly 2,000 engravings featuring numerous hand-colored illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear with rubbing the edges and corners of the boards, and are bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The two books represent four volumes, with volume I and II appearing in the first book, and volumes III and IV appearing in the second. The front board of the first book (volumes I and II) is beginning to separate from the text block (only visible after the first two free endpapers). The books measure approximately 8" x 10 1/2".

 
Lot 7107

$25
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, tables and charts. Some of these books feature information on local churches, including sermons. 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 7108

$15
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of the Weymouth, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics, genealogical and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some of the volumes detail specific church histories, including sermons. 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 7109

$300
Title: Oliver Twist
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Richard Bentley
Printing Year: 1838
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in cloth-covered boards with one-quarter leather, this antique set is a first edition (later printing) of the classic tale from Dickens. The work features illustrations by George Cruikshank and title pages that credit "Boz" as the author (Boz was an early pen name used by Dickens). Originally published as a serialization, legend has it that Oliver Twist was hastily published by Richard Bentley without Dickens being able to see the final state of its book form until the night before publication. At that moment, Dickens decided to start using his own name on his novels after voicing his displeasure with the title pages, and ordered that they be changed. It is also said that he disliked the final plate of Volume III, finding the "Fireside" plate to be too sentimental. The first printing could not be changed. Thus, this lot represents a first edition, but a later printing, evidenced by the appearance of "Boz" on the titles pages and the replacement of the "Fireside" plate in Volume III with the scene at Agnes's tomb.

The volumes show external age/wear with rubbing to the edges of all volumes, signs of scuffing to the boards and tape along each spine. The front board of volume one is separated at the hinge and held in place by the tape along the spine. Volume two is missing its title page. All volumes show lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2".
 
Lot 7110

$150
Title: Histoire de Luminaire, Depuis L'Eposque Romaine Jusqu'au XIX Siecle
Author: Henry-Rene D'Allemagne
Publisher: Alphonse Picard
Printing Year: 1891

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with raised spine bands, this volume is a very rare antique French work describing the history of lighting from the Roman-era through the late nineteenth century. According to the title page, the work contains 500 engravings within the text and 80 full-page plates, portraying various types of lighting used throughout the ages. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities. The volume has been professionally recased. The text block is well bound with lightly age toned pages. A previous owner's bookplate is inside of the front board. The book measures approximately 10.5" x 13" and contains 702 pages.

 
Lot 7111

$175
Title: Animation: The Art of Friz Freleng
Author: Friz Freleng, with David Weber
Publisher: Donovan Publishing
Printing Year: 1994

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth-covered boards with quarter leather to the spine featuring an illustrated front board, this limited edition is signed by Friz Freleng. This two-volume set features: a book with 239 pages filled with photos and drawings on Friz Freleng, his early life, his studio life, the war years, and more; a 32 page softcover booklet titled Backstage with Friz and Co. with additional information on how a cartoon is made; a VHS cassette tape titled Frame by Frame; and an audio cassette titled Words and Music. The larger book is signed on the hologram page by Friz Freleng, and is numbered 76 of 4,000 copies. This set also includes a numbered registration card and certificate of authenticity matching the limited edition number (76/4000).

Isadore "Friz" Freleng (August 21, 1905 – May 26, 1995) was an animator, cartoonist, director, and producer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. He introduced and/or developed several of the studio's biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the cat, Yosemite Sam (to whom he was said to bear more than a passing resemblance) and Speedy Gonzales. The senior director at Warners' Termite Terrace studio, Freleng directed more cartoons than any other director in the studio (a total of 266), and is also the most honored of the Warner directors, having won four Academy Awards. After Warners shut down the animation studio in 1963, Freleng and business partner David DePatie founded DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, which produced cartoons (notably The Pink Panther Show), feature film title sequences, and Saturday morning cartoons through the early 1980s. The nickname "Friz" came from how "frizzly" his hair was at one time. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The entire set measures approximately 11 1/4" x 10" in the decorative slipcase. This item is in like-new condition.

 
Lot 7112

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of antique history titles:

- The Laws of Vermont, of a Publick[sic] and Permanent Nature by Wm. Slade, Jun. - Dated 1825 by Simeon Ide - This volume shows moisture marking to the text block.
- A Tour of St. Louis; or, the Inside Life of a Great City by J. A. Dacus, Ph.D. & James W. Buel - Dated 1878 by Western Publishing Company - Bound in green cloth with decorative, bright gilt embossing across its front board and along its spine, this volume features numerous illustrations. The front board is separating from the text block along its hinge.
- Emigrant Life In Kansas by Percy G. Ebbutt - Dated 1886 by Sawn Sonnenschein and Co. - This volume on United States history features many illustrations.
- Across the Continent: A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States by Samuel Bowles - Dated 1865 by Hurd and Houghton - This volume features many illustrations including maps, some of which fold out, and some of which are in color.
- A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island by John C. Pease and John M. Niles - Dated 1819 by William S. Marsh - This front board of this volume is detached and held in place with clear tape. The first map, title page and table of contents are detached, but present. This volume is missing the map between pages 303 and 306.
- Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean by Albert D. Richardson - Dated 1867 by American Publishing Company - This volume is illustrated by numerous facsimile documents, maps and sketches.

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

 
Lot 7113

$35
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Bedford, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics, genealogical and historical information, along with illustrations, engravings, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: Confessions of Faith, and Covenant of the Church of Christ in Bedford, Mass. and Glimpses of Old New England Life: Legends of Old Bedford, along with several books on the history of churches in 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.
 
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