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Lot 7114

$30
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Boston, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include histories of marriages and churches in the city, including the Brattle Square Church, the First Baptist Church, Boston's First Church, the Mt. Vernon Congregational Church, and the Federal Street Baptist Church, among others. 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 7115

$70
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a variety of travel maps and guide books. Included in the lot are twelve Baedeker's guide books, with guides to Southern France (4), Northern France (2), Northern Germany (2) and Rhine (4). The books range in date from 1902 to 1925. Also included are street maps to New York City and Brooklyn, a map of Boston, among other items. 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 7116

$140
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1882. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. This compilation includes the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Many fine engravings by Nast, John W. Alexander, W. A. Rogers and others.
Article Content: Articles in these two volumes include those on U.S. Foreign policy, the "Soldiers Pension Bill" before Congress, a feature on Daniel Webster, the Hudson River Valley, as well as politics, humor and fiction.

Condition: This two-volume set is securely bound in 1/4 leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The set is split between January-June, and July-December. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete.

 
Lot 7117

$45
Title: Death Has Lost Its Charm for Me
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Lord John Press
Printing Year: 1987

Condition/Details: Bound in grey paper-covered boards featuring a cat pattern across the front board, this stated first edition bears an original signature of the author on the half-title page. The work is illustrated with many photographs of cats. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" and is unpaginated.

 
Lot 7118

$20
Title: History of Windham County, Connecticut
Editor: Richard M. Bayles
Publisher: W. W. Preston & Co.
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Bound in library-issued maroon pebbled cloth with leather corners and gilded page edges, this antique volume is a scarce history of Windham County, Connecticut. The work contains engraved portraits of important people in the county's history. The volume shows external age/wear, with tape along the spine and wear to the extremities. The text block is separated approximately halfway through the volume and contains age toned pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 10.5" and contains 1,204 pages.

 
Lot 7119

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of different towns located in Massachusetts. The towns in this lot include: Lawrence, Marion, Jamaica Plain and Marlborough. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, maps, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Address at Dedication of the Town-House at Jamaica Plain, Anniversary and Historical Sermon, Preached in the Eliot Congregational Church, Lawrence, Mass., March 14, 1880, History of the Town of Marlborough and A Record of Remarkable Events in Marlborough and Vicinity, 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 7120

$100
Title: The Best American Short Stories
Editors: Stephen King with Heidi Pitlor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 2007

Condition/Details: Bound in blue and gold wrappers, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of this collection of titles selected and introduced by best-selling author Stephen King. The Best American Series is an annually-published collection of books, published by Houghton Mifflin, each of which features a different genre or theme. Each book includes works published in North America during the previous year, selected by a guest editor who is an established writer within the given field. In this particular collection the stories "examine the turning points in the life when we, as children or parents, lovers or friends or colleagues, must break certain rules in order to remain true to ourselves."

King's signature appears on the half-title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 428 pages.

 
Lot 7121

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique World history titles:

- The Northern Courts; Containing Original Memoirs of the Sovereigns of Sweden and Denmark by John Brown - Dated 1818 by Archibald Constable and Co. - Volume one only.
- Medieval Popes, Emperors, Kings and Crusaders by Mrs. William Busk - Dated 1854 by Hookham & Sons - Volume one only.
- The River and the Desart by Miss Pardoe - Dated 1838 by Henry Colburn - Volume two only.
- The French Revolution by Hipployte Adolphe Taine - Dated 1897 by Henry Holt and Company - Three-volume set in library binding.

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

 
Lot 7122

$30
This lot includes the group of antique books on small towns of Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The towns covered in this lot include Leominster, Abington and Tyngsborough. 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 7123

$30
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 and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Illustrated New Bedford, Manual of the Trinitarian Church, History of the New Bedford Fire Department and several volumes on the births, deaths, and marriages 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 7124

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of estate 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 7125

$140
Title: The Wonderful World of Sport
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: H. H. S. Phillips Jr.
Printing Year: 1967

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth-covered boards, this vintage volume is "A phenomenon of the second half of the twentieth century as discovered, explored and interpreted by the editors, writers, reporters, photographers and artists of Sports Illustrated. This volume bears original signatures of PGA legend Byron Nelson and track star Jesse Owens, with both inscribing the first flyleaf. The work is illustrated with many famous images that have appeared in Sports Illustrated. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9 1/4" x 12 1/4" and contains 324 pages.

 
Lot 7126

$35
Title: Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County Massachusetts, With a History of Worcester Society of Antiquity
Author: Ellery Bricknell Crane
Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1907
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Rebound in library-issued blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce description of the people and history of Worcester County, Massachusetts. The work is illustrated with engraved portraits throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages with marbled page edges. The books measure approximately 8" x 10.5".

 
Lot 7127

$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: Northampton, Boston, Heath, Lynn, Lexington and Provincetown. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: History of Northampton, Massachusetts, From Its Settlement in 1654; Proceedings at the Centennial Celebration of the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1875; Proceedings in Lynn, Massachusetts, June 17, 1879, Being the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement; 1785--1885 Centennial Anniversary of the Town of Heath, Mass., August 19, 1885; and The Articles of Faith, with the Church Covenant and List of Members of the Boylston Street Baptist Church, Boston; 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 7128

$20
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Barnstable, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include genealogical histories, including genealogies of sea captains of the town, a report from the centennial celebration, histories of the churches of the town, and an annual report of the officers of the town. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7129

$70
Title: La France Illustrée: Geographie, Histoire, Administration, Statistique
Author: V. A. Malte-Brun
Publisher: Jules Rouff
Printing Year: 1881
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in one quarter leather with mottled paper-covered boards, this set features spines with raised bands and bright gilt embossing. The volumes also feature marbled endpapers. This antique set is a scarce, thorough description of France and its colonies. The work is illustrated with numerous color maps that are mostly double-paged, with some fold-outs. Additionally, there are a number of wood engravings within the text. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11 1/2".

 
Lot 7130

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

- The Pictorial Sketch-Book of Pennsylvania by Eli Bowen - Dated 1853 by William Bromwell - This volume features over 200 hundred engravings depicting Pennsylvania's scenery, internal improvements, resources, and agriculture. There is also a colored map. The boards are detached and held in place with clear tape. The first two front free endpapers are detached, but present.
- History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania by Unattributed - Dated 1889 by A. Warner and Co. - This volume features both parts one and two bound together. It features descriptions of its historic and interesting facts, biographies of many of its representative citizens, along with many tissue-guarded portraits of its "prominent men."
- History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania by Theodore W. Bean - Dated 1884 by Everts and Peck - This large volume features numerous illustrations, tissue-guarded portraits and maps, some of which are in color.

All of these antique volumes feature decorative gilt embossing on their front boards, and along their spines, with text blocks that appear in full gilt. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

 
Lot 7131

$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: Springfield, South Abington, South Woburn, South Natick, South Dennis, South Deerfield and South Reading. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Springfield 1636-1886 History of Town and City; History of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Springfield; An Address Delivered at Bloody Brook, in South Deerfield, September 30, 1835, In Commemoration of the Fall of the "Flower of Essex"; Library of Cape Cod History and Genealogy: The South Dennis Meeting House; and several volumes relating to the histories of specific churches within these towns, 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 7132

$25
Title: History of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of the Pioneers and Prominent Men
Author: D. Hamilton Hurd
Publisher: J. W. Lewis & Co.
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Bound in library-issued brown cloth with bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges, this antique volume is a scarce history of Norfolk County. The work is illustrated with engravings of the some of the most prominent members of the county. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 10.5" and contains 1,001 pages.
 
Lot 7133

$50
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 1855, 1856, 1857 and 1858. These books are large format with elaborate one-quarter leather bindings with marbled paper-covered boards, decorative gilt embossing along their spines, full gilt page edging, 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. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.

 
Lot 7134

$25
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics, genealogical and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles include: The Story of Fay House, Cambridge Bridge Commission Report, and two volumes of Vital Records. This lot includes information on Harvard and 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 7135

$20
Title: Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of The Book of Common Prayer
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode and C. J. Clay and Sons
Printing Year: 1891

Condition/Details: Bound in dark cloth-covered boards, this antique volume is "...a true photo-lithograph facsimile of the Manuscript Book of Common Prayer signed by convocation December 20th, 1661, and attached to the Act of Uniformity, 1662..." The volume features red ruling throughout. The volume shows external age/wear as the spine cover is detached and not present, the rear board is separating and held in place via the endpaper, and the pages display light age-toning. A previous owner's inscription, dated 1891, can be found on the front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 11" x 15 1/2" and contains 544 pages.

 
Lot 7136

$20
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Dorchester, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include general histories of the town, its people and churches, including vital records, copies of sermons and a history of the Morton and Taylor estates. 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 7137

$15
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 Middlesex, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics, and genealogical and historical information, along with numerous illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. 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 7138

$70
This shelf lot includes the large group of vintage and antique literature 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 7139

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot detail the history of Boston, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: History of East Boston, with Biographical Sketches of its Early Proprietors; The History and Antiquities of Boston; Report to the Committee of the City Council Appointed to Obtain the Census of Boston for the Year 1845; State Street Events: Issued in Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Founding of the State Street Trust Company; and One Hundred Years of Publishing 1837-1937. 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 7140

$25
Title: The Story of the Philippines
Author: Murat Halstead
Publisher: Our Possessions Publishing Co.
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-covered boards, this volume features brightly colored embossing across front board and along the spine. This antique volume details the "...natural riches, industrial resources, statistics of productions, commerce and population; the laws, habits, customs, scenery and conditions of the Cuba of the East Indies and the thousand islands of the archipelagos of India and Hawaii, with episodes of their early history." The work is illustrated with many "...half-tone engravings from photographs, etchings from special drawings, and the military maps of the Philippines, prepared by the War Department of the United States." The volume shows light external age/wear with some moisture marking on the front and rear boards, and is bound with lightly age-toned pages. The front board is starting to separate from the text block. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 512 pages.

 
Lot 7141

$110
Title: The Pears of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1921

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 color plates showcasing the pears of New York. This handsome volume shows light external age/wear and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 636 pages.

 
Lot 7142

$55
This lot includes the group of World History ephemera and pamphlets shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a selection of material on post World War II pamphlets and books regarding Germany, Berlin, Britain, Italy and the reconstruction of Europe. Additionally, this lot features more general histories of Europe and the World, with material on Jewish history, the Middle East and Palestine, Africa, and the Philippines and Pacific Islands. This material comes from the collection of a library, and may contain typical stamps and markings. 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 7143

$30
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of small towns located in Massachusetts. The cities in this lot include: Melrose, Lynn, Fall River and Swansea. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Fall River, An Authentic Narrative, Celebration of the 275th Anniversary of The First Church of Christ, Lynn, Massachusetts and Roll of Membership of the First Baptist Church, of Fall River, Mass., July 1889, 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 7144

$30
This lot includes the group of antique books on small towns of Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The towns covered in this lot include Lexington, Deerfield, Easthampton and Northampton. The volumes include vital records, general town histories and church histories. The lot includes a two-volume set on the history of Deerfield by Sheldon, and an 1858 printing of the History of the Rise, Progress, and Consummation of the Rupture, Which Now Divides the Congregational Clergy and Churches of Massachusetts. 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 7145

$90
Title: Natural History of New York: Agriculture of New-York
Author: Ebenezer Emmons, M.D.
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
Printing Year: 1849-51

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt embossing on the spine and front board, the antique volumes in this lot are the second and third volumes from the mid-nineteenth century collection of work on the natural history of New York. The volumes provide "an account of the classification, composition and distribution of the soils and rocks and the natural waters of the different geological formations." Volume two contains charts and engravings throughout, including color engravings. Volume three contains only plates, many of which are in color, of the various fruits grown in New York, including apples, pears, currants, raspberries and more. Volume two shows some external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities, and is solidly bound with age toned pages, containing some light moisture markings. Volume three shows external age/wear, with tape along the spine and rubbing and moisture markings to the extremities. 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 books measure approximately 9.5" x 11.5".

This is one of several lots containing the Natural History of New York being sold in this auction. Please also see lots 7039, 7089, 7197, 7251, 7309, and 7401.
 
Lot 7146

$45
This lot includes the group of books related to Josephine Lazarus shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes four antique catalogs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art signed by Josephine Lazarus; a scrapbook of articles and pamphlets written by and about Josephine Lazarus; a copy of Marie Bashkirtseff dedicated to Josephine; and The Great Adventurer by J. E. Sampter and dedicated to Josephine Lazarus, with two letters handwritten and signed by Sampter. The letters are dated in November 1908 and read "Three or four of my friends and myself have decided to meet one evening every second week to talk over - what shall I say? - some of the very things we spoke of the evening you were here; perhaps, to reach a definite philosophy of life. I cannot express myself better. If it interest you, and if you have the time, will you join us? Or perhaps you would like to "try" it once? You are not bound to continue. We are going to meet here, at my house, either next week or the week after on Wednesday or Thursday evenings. So, if you would like to join us, let me know what time you would find most convenient. With regards from my mother and myself, yours sincerely, Jessie E. Sampter."

The second letter reads "I hope I am not giving you too short notice: We are going to have a meeting here on this coming Wednesday evening, December second, at a little after eight - as little after as possible. Unless I hear from you, I will surely expect you and your friend on that evening. With kind regards, yours sincerely, Jessie E. Sampter." Also included in this volume are news clippings by and about Jessie Sampter. 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 7147

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Salem, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with numerous illustrations. Included in this lot are six volumes of Vital Records to 1850. 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 7148

$20
This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot detail the history of churches within Boston, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with numerous illustrations. Titles/subjects include: Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of Park Street Congregational Church; The American Congregational Society in Its New Home; Correspondence Between the Right Reverend The Bishop of Massachusetts and the Rectors of the Parish of the Advent: Boston, A.D. 1845 to A.D. 1856; Memorial Volume of Salem Church; The Articles of Faith, and the Covenant, of Park Street Church, Boston: with a List of the Members; and A Brief History of the Rowe Street Baptist Church, Boston; 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 7149

$140
Title: History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Author: Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall
Publisher: Volair Limited
Printing Year: 1978
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in tan leather with bright gilt embossing on the front and rear boards, the volumes also feature decorative spines with gilt embossed designs and raised bands, along with a text block featuring gilt edges on all sides. This stated first edition set features "biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs," and is "embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington." The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author in volume one. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10 3/8", and come in a brown cloth-covered, slip case.

 
Lot 7150

$70
Title: Friday Night Lights
Author: H. G. Bissinger
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1990

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards, this stated first printing of the first edition is signed by the author, H. G. Bissinger. Bissinger has signed the half-title page. Also included is a handwritten note from the author responding to a mailed autographed request. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. There is evidence of moisture marking on the lower portion of the front board, and on the text block which only affects a very small area on the first 20 pages, and leaves the signature untouched. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 355 pages.

 
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