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Lot 7227

$10
Title: Works of J. Fenimore Cooper
Author: J. Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: P. F. Collier
Printing Year: 1891
Number of Volumes: Complete 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in textured, dark-green cloth with gilt embossing across the front boards and along the spines, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of American author J. Fenimore Cooper. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece illustration in each volume, along with wood engravings throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The volumes display shelf wear as rubbing along the edges of the boards is evident, with some showing more advanced wear than others. The front board of volume one is separating at its hinge. The books measure approximately 7" x 10 1/4".

 
Lot 7228

$80
This lot includes the group of large aviation posters shown in the corresponding image. These posters portray World War II U.S. air force operations through photographic prints. Topics shown in these posters include paratroopers, airplanes flying above marching soldiers, and close-up photographs of airplanes. These original, period posters measuring approximately 24" x 20" show well, with light creasing and age spotting on some pieces. 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 7229

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of small towns located in Massachusetts. The cities in this lot include: Ashfield, Ashland and Attleborough. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: Historical Sketches of the Times and Men in Ashfield, Mass., during the Revolutionary War, Historical Facts Relating to the Cutler Mills School District, Sketch of the History of Attleborough, A Historical Sketch of the Second Congregational Church in Attleborough, History of Ashland in Middlesex County, Massachusetts--1890, Membership and Vital Records of the Second Congregational Church of Attleboro, Massachusetts, and a volume listing the deaths in Ashfield from 1848-1858. 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 7230

$110
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on and about homosexuality and gay culture 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 7231

$110
This lot features four volumes of bound early magazine compilations which house issues from The Art Journal published by George Virtue (London). As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The four compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1863, 1864, 1865 and 1866. 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. The spine cover of the 1866 is covered in clear tape. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.

 
Lot 7232

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Salem, Massachusetts:

- Cotton Mather and Salem Witchcraft by William Frederick Poole - Dated 1868 by Unattributed - This scarce volume, with a stated printing of one hundred copies is bound in greenish-blue paper-covered boards, and features a hard-to-find original autograph of its author. This antique volume is a presentation copy, complete with inscription from the author: "To Long Island Historical Soc, from the writer W.F. Poole, Nov. 10 1868." The boards are separating from the text block, and four pages are detached but present, including the signed flyleaf.
- Witchcraft in Salem Village in 1692 by Winfield S. Nevins - Dated 1892 by North Shore Publishing Company - This antique volume is bound in black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt embossing across its front board and along its spine, and features many illustrations. The rear board is detached but present, and the front board is beginning to separate from the text block, but remains attached to the spine cover.
- The Psychology of the Salem Witchcraft Excitement by George M. Beard, A.M., M.D. - Dated 1882 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - This antique volume features a tissue-guarded frontispiece diagram.
- Salem Witchcraft with an Account of Salem Village by Charles W. Upham - Dated 1867 by Wiggin and Lunt - This book is Volume I, Part II.
- Salem Witchcraft with an Account of Salem Village by Charles W. Upham - Dated 1867 by Wiggin and Lunt - This book is Volume II, Part I. This volume has several detached leaves that remain present.

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

 
Lot 7233

$800
This lot features a program to the "Carly Hayden Golden Anniversary Dinner" held in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 17, 1961. This program bears original signatures of President John F. Kennedy, Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson and Senator Carl Hayden. The program features photos of Kennedy, Johnson and Hayden, along with remarks from Kennedy and Johnson on Hayden's political career, and a brief biography on Hayden. There are several other prominent figures quoted within the program including Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower, among others. The program also features a schedule of the evening's events, including speeches from Johnson, Hayden and Kennedy. Additionally, the program is complete with a menu and a list of committees from a number of counties in Phoenix. The program is bound in gold paper wrappers and shows minor signs of age and wear. The autographs appear on the first page of the program, and are bright and clean. Kennedy's signature appears on top of Johnson's, with Hayden's beneath both. A Certificate of Authenticity is included with this volume, with the certification number GV 452787. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7234

$70
Title: The History of Cape Cod: The Annals of Barnstable County and of its Several Towns
Author: Frederick Freeman
Publisher: Privately printed
Printing Year: 1858
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in library-issued dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce pair of histories on Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The works contain engraved portraits of several important people. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and contain lightly age toned pages. Some small signatures of pages are detached from the volume, and the text block is splitting from the spine along the gutter. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.5".

 
Lot 7235

$30
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Rowley, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with numerous illustrations, tables and charts. Titles include: Inscriptions from the Old Cemetery in Rowley, Mass. and The History of Rowley, Anciently Including Bradford, Boxford, and Georgetown, 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 7236

$50
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on horse riding, polo, fox hunting and other sports shown in the corresponding image(s). These books feature numerous illustrations, both in color and black and white. Several of the volumes feature decorative gilt embossing across their boards and along their 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.
 
Lot 7237

$120
This lot includes the group of antique books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a ten-volume collection of the works of Victor Hugo, a four-volume collection entitled The Life of George Washington by Washington Irving, and an additional three novels in five volumes by Hugo. 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 7238

$25
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on small towns in Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes provide histories of Wayland, Franklin, Brooklive, and Greenfield, and include vital records, general histories, representation in the Civil War, and churches within the towns. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Several of the pamphlets in this collection are in the original wrappers, bound in library-issued boards. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7239

$30
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Medford, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, engravings, tables and charts. Some titles include: Register of Families Settled at the Town of Medford, Mass., The Early Physicians of Medford, On the Banks of the Mystic (featuring an illustrated title page in color), and several volumes on church histories. Several of these volumes feature decorative gilt to their front boards and spines. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7240

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique equestrian titles:

- Scarlet to M.F.H. by Cecil Aldin - Dated 1933 by Charles Scribner's Sons - This first edition on the sport of foxhunting features many colorful illustrations throughout.
- The National Sports of Great Britain by Henry Alken - Dated 1903 by D. Appleton & Company - This volume features fifty color plates with inscriptions.
- The Story of British Sporting Prints by Captain Frank Siltzer - Dated 1925 by Charles Scribner's Sons - The volume features four colored, and 16 black-and-white illustrations.
- The Life of John Mytton, Esq., of Halston, Shropshire by Nimrod - Dated 1877 by George Rutledge and Sons - This volume on the "hunting, racing, shooting, driving, and extravagant exploits" of John Mytton, features many full-page, color plates.

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

 
Lot 7241

$20
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: Boxford, Walpole and Ware. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: History of Ware, Massachusetts; The Dwellings of Boxford; Early Grants and Incorporation of the Town of Ware; and The Dedication of a Monument to the Memory of the Men of Walpole and Vicinity Who Served in the French and Indian War. 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 7242

$35
This lot includes the group of antique books on small towns of Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The towns in this lot include Lee and Weymouth. The volumes include vital records, town records, centennial celebrations and general histories of the towns and churches. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Several of the pamphlets in this collection are in the original wrappers, bound in library-issued boards. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7243

$70
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on animals and nature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features books on horses, farming, fishing, gamekeeping, natural history and poultry. These books feature numerous illustrations, some of which are in color, and some of which fold out. Several of the volumes feature decorative gilt embossing on their 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.
 
Lot 7244

$175
This lot includes the group of books and ephemera related to Emma Lazarus shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features a framed photograph of Emma Lazarus and a poem dedicated to her upon her death by Richard Watson Gilder. The poem is signed by Gilder. This lot also includes a scrapbook of articles by and about Emma Lazarus and several volumes by her, including collections of her poetry and her translation of poetry by Heinrich Heine. 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 7245

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- We Were Soldiers Once...and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1992 by Random House - This volume, complete with dust jacket, and signed by both authors on the title page, is an account of Ia Drang--"The battle that changed the war in Vietnam."
- We Are Soldiers Still by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1998 by Harper Collins - This stated first edition is complete with dust and signed by both authors on the title page. This volume recounts the authors' visit back to the Ia Drang Valley.

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

 
Lot 7246

$90
Title: A Revival of the Past Ages: Costumes, Accessories, Architecture, Social Life and Various Activities
Author: Yvonne Françoise Jossic
Publisher: H. C. Perleberg
Printing Year: c.1940
Number of Volumes: 7 volumes

Notes: Bound in paper-covered boards, these portfolios feature many plates, some of which are in color. The pages of these volume are loose (as issued) and are contained in a series of 7 portfolios measuring approximately 11" by 14". Volumes included in this lot: one, Pre-Historic Man and Primitive Peoples, The Ancient East; four, The Middle Ages I & II; five, The XIV and XV Centuries; six, Pre-Colombian America; seven, The XVI-XVII Centuries; eight, The Colonized Americas I & II; and nine, The XVII Century I & II. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages.

 
Lot 7247

$20
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 numerous illustrations, charts, photographs and other engravings. Titles in this lot include: Catalogue of the Lots in the Cemetery of Mount Auburn and Epitaphs from the Old Burying-Ground in Cambridge. 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 7248

$25
Title: William Steig Drawings
Author: William Steig
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Garaux
Printing Year: 1979

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth-covered boards and complete with dust jacket, this volume is a collection of 237 drawings from William Steig, marking the 50th anniversary his association with The New Yorker. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket shows some light staining and age toning. The book measures approximately 11 1/4" x 11 1/2" and is unpaginated.

 
Lot 7249

$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: Braintree, Lynnfield, Brimfield and Old Bridgewater. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: History of the Town of Lynnfield, Mass., 1635-1895; Inscriptions from the Old Burying Ground at Lynnfield Centre; Records of Braintree 1640-1793; The Register of the Malden Historical Society, 1911-1912; Historical Celebration of the Town of Brimfield; and Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater.

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 7250

$20
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Andover, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot include a book of proceedings from the 250th anniversary of the town, general histories of the town, vital records, a record of the town's involvement in "the Great Rebellion," and histories of churches of the town. Several of the pamphlets in this lot are in 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 7251

$110
Title: Natural History of New York: Agriculture of New-York
Author: Ebenezer Emmons, M.D.
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
Printing Year: 1854

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt embossing on the front board, the antique volume in this lot is the third volume from the mid-nineteenth century collection of work on the natural history of New York. The volume provides "an account of the classification, composition and distribution of the soils and rocks and the natural waters of the different geological formations." This volume contains works on the insects of New York, with plates at the end, many of which are in color. This volume shows some external age/wear, with tape along the spine and rubbing to the extremities. The title page is detached and the text block is separated towards the end of the volume, 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".

This is one of several volumes of the Natural History of New York being sold in this auction. Please also see lots 7039, 7089, 7145, 7197, 7309, and 7401.

 
Lot 7252

$100
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 1867, 1868, 1869 and 1870. 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. The spine cover of the 1870 is covered in clear tape. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.
 
Lot 7253

$110
This lot includes the antique land deed shown in the corresponding image. This lot features a land deed for five acres of land "situated in Martick[sic] Township" of Lansing County in Pennsylvania from "Henry Kaufman and wife" to John Herr. The deed is dated November 2, 1805. The deed has been handwritten on a piece of sheepskin that measures approximately 27 1/2" wide by 17" long (at its longest point), and features ornamental scalloping. The handwriting on the sheepskin provides excellent eye appeal, and is highlighted by a number of signatures from the involved parties, along with three wax seals. This deed provides a lengthy sample of handwriting from the early 1800s and provides an interesting look at how land boundaries were once marked as the boundaries of the property in question are established using geographical references such as trees and roads.

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 7254

$20
This lot includes the group of antique books on small towns of Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The towns in this lot include Gardner, Bradford, and Agawam. The volumes include vital records, town records, centennial celebrations and general histories of the towns and churches. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Several of the pamphlets in this collection are in the original wrappers, bound in library-issued boards. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
 
Lot 7255

$30
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Newburyport, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: History of the Marine Society of Newburyport, Massachusetts, "The House of God": Historical Discourse on the Sesqui-Centennial of the Old South Meeting-House and two separate 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 7256

$35
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage magazines and pamphlets shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot are brightly colored antique issues from publications such as The World's Work, with issues from WWI; Current History, from The New York Times; The Modern Monthly; and Scribner's 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 7257

$20
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: Blackstone, Winchendon, Uxbridge and Wilmington. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: Wilmington Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, From 1730 to 1898; A Sketch of the History of the First Congregational Society of Uxbridge, Massachusetts; Manual of the North Congregational Church, Winchendon, Mass.; and A Sermon Preached in the Congregational Church, Blackstone, Sunday, October 1, 1876. A number of volumes in this lot pertain to specific churches located 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 7258

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique natural history titles:

- The Encyclopedia of Natural History by Thomas Edwards, George Don, Henry James Brooke, John Phillips, Charles G. B. Daubney - Dated 1848 by John Joseph Griffin and Company - The front and rear boards of this volume have separated from the text block along the hinges, and are held in place with brown tape along the spine. A previous owner's bookplate is present.
- The Natural History of the Human Species, Its Typical Forms, Primæval Distribution, Filiations, and Migrations by Lieut. Col. Chas. Hamilton Smith - Dated 1859 by Henry G. Bohn - This volume, rebound in red cloth-covered boards, features 34 colored plates, with portrait and vignette.
- The Wonders of the Universe; or Curiosities of Nature and Art by Unattributed - Dated 1836 by J. & B. Williams - The front board of this volume has separated from the text block along its hinge, and is held in place with black tape along the spine. The first front free endpaper is detached but present.
- African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1928 by Charles Scribner's Sons - This two-volume set bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling
- The Natural History of the Sacred Scriptures, and Guide to General Zoology by W. I. Bicknell - Dated 1851 by Publisher - This two-volume set is illustrated by approximately 300 colored engravings. The front and rear boards of both volumes have separated along their hinges, and are held in place with black tape along the spines.

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

 
Lot 7259

$20
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: Dudley, Douglas and Dorchester. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: The Taxable Valuation of the Polls and Estates and Amount of Tax in the Town of Dorchester, Brief Historical Notice, Confession of Faith, and Rules of Order of the Congregational Church, in Dudley, Mass. and History of the Town of Douglas from the Earliest Period to the Close of 1878, 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 7260

$80
Title: The New Soldier
Author: John Kerry and Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Publisher: Collier Books
Printing Year: 1971

Condition/Details: Bound in the original photographic wrappers, this vintage volume is the anti-war protest by the later Senator and Presidential candidate, John Kerry, inscribed and signed on the title page by the author. The volume contains many black and white photographs of Vietnam veterans and protests. This signed volumes includes a GAI Certificate of Authority, number GV485043. The volume has been stored in a green box, with gilt lettering of the title. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages, with light moisture markings on the rear pages. The last page and free endpaper are adhered to each other. The book measures approximately 8" x 11" and contains 174 pages.

 
Lot 7261

$110
This lot features four volumes of bound early magazine compilations which house issues from The Art Journal published by George Virtue (London). As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The four compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1871, 1872, 1873 and 1874. 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 7262

$50
This lot includes the group of ephemera related to the history of the Americas shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a variety of United States history pieces on women's rights, Native Americans, the US Military and Navy, education and the American Revolution. Also included are a selection of bulletins from the New York State Library. This material comes from the collection of a library, and may include typical stamps and markings. Some 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 7263

$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: Williamstown and Woburn. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. The titles include: Williamstown and Williams College; Origins of Williamstown; Vital Records of Williamstown, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850; Vital Records of Worthington, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850; The Haystack Prayer Meeting; Centennial Discourse, Delivered in Williamstown, Mass., November 19, 1865; Legends of Woburn (one of four hundred copies; Williamstown, The First Two Hundred Years, 1753-1953, Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, Marriages; Woburn Records of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Part IV - Births and Statement of Receipts, Expenditures, Etc., of the Town of Woburn, for the Financial Year, Ending February 1, 1855.

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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