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Lot 7302

$55
This lot features five 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 five compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878 and 1879. 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 boards of the 1878 volume are detached and the hinges, and held in place with clear tape. The front board of the 1879 volume is completely detached, but present. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.

 
Lot 7303

$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: Medfield, Sandwich and Foxborough. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Sandwich: The Town That Built Glass, Address Given at the Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Building of the First Congregational Church, Medfield, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1889 and Bi-Centennial of the Burning of Medfield 1676-1876, 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 7304

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique 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 7305

$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 1882, 1883, 1884 and 1885. 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. All four volumes display clear tape along their spines with the 1882 volume missing the lower 1/3 of its spine cover, and the 1883 volume missing the lower 1/6 of its spine cover. The boards of the 1882, 1883 and 1885 are detached and held in place with clear tape. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings and labels.

 
Lot 7306

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books and pamphlets on Boston shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes include reports from officials of Boston, a municipal history, a history of Faneuil Hall, gravestone inscriptions, two volumes of Boston Illustrated, and church histories. Several of the pamphlets in this collection 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 7307

$55
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 Groton, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with numerous illustrations, tables and charts. Two of the volumes in this lot bear original signatures from their authors: A Number of Villages Near Groton, Massachusetts, by Samuel A. Green; and Papers Relating to Captain Thomas Lawrence's Company by Samuel Abbott Green, M.D. 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 7308

$60
This lot includes the group of antique books of poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes collections of poetry by Thomas Moore, Percy Shelley and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. All of the books display beautiful gilt embossing and raised bands along their spines, along with gilt-edged text blocks. 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 7309

$90
Title: Natural History of New York: Zoology of New-York
Author: James E. De Kay
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
Printing Year: 1843

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt embossing on the front board and spine, the antique volume in this lot is the part five of from the mid-nineteenth century collection of volumes on the natural history of New York. The volume provides "detailed descriptions of all the animals hitherto observed within the State of New York; with brief notices of those occasionally found near its borders and accompanied by appropriate illustrations." This volume contains works on the mollusca 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 text block is well bound with age toned pages, containing some moisture markings. 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 1039, 1089, 1145, 1197, 1251, and 1401.

 
Lot 7310

$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 Arlington, Warren and Ashfield. The volumes include vital records 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 7311

$45
This lot includes the group of antique and vintages books on birds, animals and nature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a variety books featuring a variety of animals and nature-related topics. These books feature numerous illustrations, with etching and color plates. These volumes feature of a wealth of information on wildlife. 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 7312

$25
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Hingham, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. This lot includes an 1898 copy of The Hingham Magazine, which features many photographs and advertisements from the era. 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 7313

$35
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 other historical information, along with numerous illustrations. The books contain information on churches within Salem, town records and a variety of other historical facts. 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 7314

$45
Title: Wild Flowers of the Holy Land
Author: Mrs. Hannah Zeller
Publisher: James Nisbet and Company
Printing Year: 1876

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with black and gilt embossing across the front board and along the spine, and a full gilt text block, this antique volume is a scarce collection of illustrations featuring the "everyday flowers of the Holy Land." The work is illustrated with 54 plates printed in color, "drawn and painted after nature." The volume shows light external age/wear with some rubbing to the edges of its boards and the bottom of its spine, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 10 1/2" and is unpaginated.

 
Lot 7315

$15
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Essex County, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with tables and charts. This lot includes a four-volume set entitled The Story of Essex County, compiled by Scott H. Paradise, which was published in 1935. Also included in this lot is the book Two Centuries of Travel in Essex County Massachusetts: A Collection of Narratives and Observations Made by Travelers 1605-1799, collected by George Francis Dow and published in 1921.

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 7316

$35
This lot includes the group of five original private pilot logs from the early days of aviation shown in the corresponding image(s). The logs bear the names of Jesse A. Nelson, Arthur L. Caperton, J. G. Clausing, and John S. Carter. The logs surround aviation records from the 1920's and 1950's, with records from Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and California. These logs are unique views from early aviation. 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 7317

$80
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Included in this lot are books illustrated by Kate Greenaway, N. C. Wyeth and Beatrix Potter. Some titles include: The Story of Little Black Sambo, Frontier Days and The Tale of Peter Rabbit, among several 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.
 
Lot 7318

$120
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on state histories shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include histories of Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and California. 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 7319

$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: Williamsburg, Blandford and Worthington. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, photographs, tables and charts. Some titles include: Blandford: Early History of the Town and Church by Rev. John Keep; Bicentennial Blandford, Massachusetts, 1735-1935; and Secular and Ecclesiastical History of the Town of Worthington, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time. 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 7320

$20
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on small towns in Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The towns covered in this group include Brimfield and Pembroke. These volumes include general histories of the towns and churches, vital records, ancient landmarks, a regimental history of Pembroke's involvement in the American Revolution, and a history of Pigeon Cove. 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 7321

$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: Duxbury and Easthampton. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: Copy of the Old Records of the Town of Duxbury, Mass., from 1642 to 1770 and History of Easthampton: Its Settlement and Growth, among others. Several of the volumes in this lot pertain to specific churches within 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 7322

$35
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1895. 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. The compilation features the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Pictures by Remington, G.W. Peters, Charles Graham, Edwin Abbey and many others. Limited use of photography continues in this volume.
Article Content: Articles on Japan, the Chicago Stock Exchange, and a series of "Holy Grail" paintings executed for the Boston Public Library, are included along with those on politics, humor and serialized fiction.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in 1/4 leather binding with durable, modern boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The boards are detached, held in place via endpapers and tape along the spine. 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 7323

$35
This lot includes the group of Ansel Adams 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.
 
Lot 7324

$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 Hampshire County, Hanover, Hanson. The volumes include vital records and general histories of the towns and churches. Also included is a compilation of the Hampshire Gazeteer. 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 7325

$45
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: Dover, East Bridgewater, Duxbury and Dracut. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: The Williams Tavern, Dover, Mass.; History of Dracut, Massachusetts; In Memoriam Citizen Soldiers of Dracut, Mass., Who Served in the War of the American Revolution 1775-1783; Duxbury, Massachusetts, Ancient and Modern; Duxbury Budget: With Tayles and Poems Concerning Its Antient People and its History; 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 7326

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Hampden County, Massachusetts:

- A History of Hampden County Massachusetts by Alfred Minot Copeland - Dated 1902 by The Century Memorial Publishing Company - Three-volume set, rebound in library-issued boards.
- Sketches of the Churches and Pastors in Hampden County, Mass by A Committee of Pastors - Dated 1854 by S. W. Edson - Shows age toning.

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 7327

$40
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles include: Pioneers of Massachusetts; The Andros Tracts; A Little Rebellion; The Journal of Dr. Caleb Rea; The Massachusetts Civil List for the Colonial and Provincial Periods, 1630-1774; A History of the Emblem of the Codfish in the Hall of the House of Representatives; Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts; Massachusetts in the American Revolution; and History of the Gerrymander.

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 7328

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Household Words by Charles Dickens - Dated 1851-1856 by Bernard Tauchnitz - This collection includes 32 volumes bound into 16 books. Present are volume 1-4, 7-12, 15-36. These volumes are uniformly bound in half-leather with marbled paper-covered boards. The volumes show signs of age/wear with rubbing to the edges of the boards, and tape along each spine. The books vary in condition with some detached leaves, separated boards and chipping of the spine. The volumes bear library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.
- The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens - Dated 1886 by Chapman and Hall - This illustrated volume features a bookplate from a previous owner.
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - Dated 1886 by Chapman and Hall - This illustrated volume features a bookplate from a previous owner.
- The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain by Charles Dickens - Dated 1886 by Chapman and Hall - This illustrated volume features a bookplate from a previous owner.
- The Chimes: A Goblin Story by Charles Dickens - Dated 1886 by Chapman and Hall - This illustrated volume features a bookplate from a previous owner. The front board and the half title page are beginning to separate from the text block.
- The Battle of Life: A Love Story by Charles Dickens - Dated 1886 by Chapman and Hall - This illustrated volume features a bookplate from a previous owner. The first four pages are detached but present.

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

 
Lot 7329

$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: Berkshire and Berkley. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles include: Gazetteer of Berkshire County, Mass. 1725-1885, Nature Studies in Berkshire and The Berkshire Jubilee. Some volumes are devoted to the histories of local churches, some volumes display gilt embossing, and some feature many photographs. 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 7330

$20
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Plymouth, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes include landmarks of the town, church records and other general history of the town, including a 1902 printing of the Handbook of Old Burial Hill Plymouth Massachusetts, a 1918 volume of John Pory's Lost Description of Plymouth Colony in the Earliest Days of the Pilgrim Fathers and a small volume of engravings and illustrations titled Glimpses of Pilgrim Plymouth from 1880. 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 7331

$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: Cohasset, Chatham and Charlestown. The books feature a variety of detailed statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. Some titles/subjects include: The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, An Argument Against the Annexation of Charlestown with Boston and Early Chatham Settlers, among others. Several of the volumes in this lot pertain to specific churches within 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 7332

$80
Title: An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 2000

Condition/Details: Bound in gray paper-covered boards, this volume is complete with dust jacket and is signed by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton's signature appears on the second flyleaf in bold, black ink. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 311 pages.

 
Lot 7333

$50
Title: The Memorial History of Boston, Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1630-1880
Author: Edited by Justin Winsor
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
Printing Year: 1880
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards, this antique set is a scarce, exhaustive history of early Boston, Massachusetts. The volumes include: "The Early and Colonial Periods," "The Provincial Period," "The Revolutionary Period," and "The Last Hundred Years." The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The last 20-30 pages of volume four are detached but present. The front board and front flyleaves of volume two are starting to separate from the text block. The books measure approximately 8" x 11 1/4". These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

 
Lot 7334

$30
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 Medway, Buckland, Westford, Stanwich, Sunderland and Monson. The volumes include vital records and general histories of the towns, their peoples 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 7335

$100
Title: The Boxing Album: an Illustrated History
Author: Peter Brooke-Ball
Publisher: Joanna Lorenz
Printing Year: 1995

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial, paper-covered boards and complete with dust jacket, this volume visually recounts the history of boxing. Dubbed "...the ultimate companion for any serious fight-fan," this volume features "...thousands of facts, anecdotes and statistics..." This particular copy bears the signatures of 22 members of the sport's history, including Joe Frazier, Emile Griffith, Sugar Shane Mosley and Marvelous Marving Hagler, among many others. The signatures appear on the front endpapers, along with the inscription 10/12, and a "GAI Global Certified Authentic" sticker. The work is illustrated with hundreds of photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12" and contains 256 pages.

 
Lot 7336

$110
Title: The Animal Kingdom
Author: Baron Georges Cuvier
Publisher: Wm. S. Orr and Co.
Printing Year: 1851

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather, with marbled paper-covered boards, and featuring raised bands and bright gilt embossing along its spine, this volume also features a marble-edged text block and marbled endpapers. This antique volume is a scientific study of the natural history of animals and also provides an introduction to comparative anatomy. The work features "three hundred engravings on wood and thirty-four on steel," some of which appear in color. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing along the edges of the boards and spine, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The text block is separating. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 10" and contains 718 pages.

 
Lot 7337

$20
This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot all detail the history of Groton, Massachusetts. The books feature a variety of statistics and historical information, along with illustrations, tables and charts. One of the volume in this lot bears an original signatures from its author: Two Chapters in the Early History of Groton by Samuel Abbott Green, M.D. This lot also includes the book Epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground in Groton, Massachusetts. 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 7338

$15
This lot includes the group of antique books and pamphlets on Taunton, Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes volumes on the churches and ministry of Taunton, general histories of the town, vital records and a history of the high school. 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.
 
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