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Lot 8039

$30
This lot includes the group of antique history books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including the works of Samuel Johnson, the national leaders of 1904, business, American reformers, and Napoleon. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 8040

$80
This lot includes the group of vintage and modern children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the volumes in this lot are stated first editions, and all are complete with dust jackets. Some titles include: Walking Talking Words, Runaway Jonah and Other Tales, The Mother Chimpanzee, Banji's Magic Wheel and Simon Underground, 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8041

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are from the Whitman Tell-A-Tale series. These books are from a number of decades, including the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. 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. This lot contains duplicate copies of multiple titles.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $36.50
Lot 8042

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

- What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg - Dated 1941 by Random House - This early edition is complete with dust jacket. The jacket displays some signs of shelf wear with rubbing to its edges and mild foxing to its age toning.
- Night and Day by Virginia Woolf - Dated 1920 by George H. Doran Company - This volume is a first American edition.
- Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier - Dated 1938 by Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc. - This volume is a later printing of the first edition.
- The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism by T. S. Eliot - Dated 1933 by Harvard University Press - This volume is complete with dust jacket. The jacket displays signs of wear with rubbing to its edges, and slight age toning.
- The Swiss Family Robinson; or, Adventures of A Father and Mother and Four Sons in a Desert Island by Johann Wyss - Dated 1855 by Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. (London) - This volume exhibits wear to the edges, corner and surfaces of the boards and spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8043

$25
Title: Frankie and Johnny
Author: John Huston
Publisher: Albert & Charles Boni
Printing Year: 1930

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in crimson cloth with bright gold and black lettering, this antique volume contains the play Frankie and Johnny, Frankie and Albert (the "St. Louis version"), and other versions of Frankie and Albert. The work is illustrated with a tipped-in color frontispiece, and several black and white illustrations throughout. The ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with library writing on the spine. The inside of the rear board contains a pocket from the library. The text block is well bound with clean pages, with deckled edges. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 160 pages.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8044

$100
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: unknown, after Albrecht Durer
Medium: Engraving
Year: c1790
Dimensions: Unframed, in matting, inside measures 7 1/2" by 9 1/2", outside measures 11" by 13"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an engraving in the style of German artist Albrecht Durer. This piece is after Durer's work "Knight, Death and the Devil" from 1513-14. This work shows intricate detail in the engraving. The work shows light external age/wear, with some age toning to the paper.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 8045

$90
Title: The Steam Navy of the United States
Author: Frank M. Bennett
Publisher: Warren & Co.
Printing Year: 1896

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards, with bright gilt embossing across the front board and along the spine, this antique volume is a "...history of the growth of the steam vessel of war in the U.S. Navy, and of the Naval Engineer Corps." The work is illustrated with many drawings, photographs and diagrams of ships, along with portraits of prominent naval figures. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9 1/2" and contains 953 pages.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 8046

$15
Title: Biographical Review: The Leading Citizens of Hampden County (Massachusetts)
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Biographical Review Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt embossing across the front board, along the spine, and with full gilt to the text block edges, this antique volume contains many photos of the era's leading citizens in Hampden County, Massachusetts. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges of the boards, and to the surfaces of the boards and spine. The leather of the front board and spine show signs of flaking. The front board is detached but present. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 10" x 11 1/2" and contains 1138 pages. This volume comes from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 8047

$15
This lot includes the group of signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the volumes in this lot have been signed by their respective author. Authors represented in this lot include Bernard Cornwell, Jeffrey Deaver, T. Jefferson Parker, Blue Balliett, Peter F. Hamilton and Kinky Friedman. Some of the volumes in this lot are first editions. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8048

$45
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are from the Happy Hollisters series, and are all complete with dust jackets. The dust jackets feature brightly colored illustrations. The volumes are illustrated throughout, with some appearing in color. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8049

$50
This lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including a book by Combe on the Constitution, a work on the World to come, sketches from a pastor, and two books from the School District Library, one on mechanics and the other on American biographies, among other books. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8050

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of books on 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $45.50
Lot 8051

$90
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot feature brightly-colored front boards with illustrations of animals, children, and a variety of other subjects. Some titles include: Bo-Peep's Bumper Book, Three Little Pigs, Round About Stories, and Stories of Great American Scouts, 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 8052

$30
This lot includes the group of children's books in paper wrappers 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8053

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

- Historical Notes of the Island of Nantucket, and Tourist's Guide by R. H. Cook - Dated 1871 by R. H. Cook - This antique volume features information on must-see landmarks of the day, and historical information on Nantucket. There is a series of period advertisements in the rear of the volume. The title page is detached but present.
- A Centennial Discourse, Preached Sabbath Evening, October 15, 1865, in the Lecture Room of the First Congregational Church, Nantucket by Rev. S. D. Hosmer - Dated 1865 by Hussey & Robinson
- Talks About Old Nantucket by Christopher Coffin Hussey - Dated 1901 by Unattributed - This antique volume features many photographs.
- The History of Nantucket; Being a Compendious Account of the First Settlement of the Island by the English, Together with the Rise and Progress of the Whale Fishery; and Other Historical Facts Relative to Said Island and Its Inhabitants by Obed Macy - Dated 1835 by Hilliard, Gray, and Company - The front board and first front flyleaf are detached by present.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8054

$80
This lot includes the group of books authored by Robert Crais shown in the corresponding image(s). All of these volumes bear original signatures of Robert Crais. The lot includes some first editions. All volumes are complete with dust jackets. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8055

$150
This lot includes the group of antique McLoughlin Brothers' children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in paper wrappers and include a miniature Disorderly Girl, Cinderella, Dash's Holiday, Aunt Lely's Picture Alphabet, Hector the Dog, Hey Diddle Diddle, Boys and Girls ABC. Some of the volumes show some wear indications, with some tearing to the wrappers. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8056

$25
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot feature brightly-illustrated dust jackets. Some titles include: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, I've Married Marjorie, The Wrong Mr. Right and three volumes by Donald Henderson Clarke. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8057

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Fleetwood's Life of Christ; with the Lives of the Apostles and Evangelists: A Defence of the Christian Religion by Philip Doddridge, D.D. - Dated 1829 by II. Fisher, R. Fisher, & P. Jackson - The spine cover of this volume displays some tears, and features raised bands and gilt embossing. The volume displays indications of exposure to moisture. The boards show evidence of rubbing to their edges.
- Notes on the Miracles of Our Lord by Richard Chenevix Trench, D.D. - Dated 1866 by Macmillan and Company - This leather-bound volume features embossed designs on its boards and a spine featuring bright gilt embossing and raised bands.
- Notes on the Parables of Our Lord by Richard Chenevis Trench, D.D. - Dated 1866 by Macmillan and Company - This leather-bound volume features embossed designs on its boards and a spine featuring bright gilt embossing and raised bands.
- The Land and The Book: or, Biblical Illustrations Drawn From the Manners and Customs, the Scenes and Scenery of the Holy Land by W. M. Thomson, D.D. - Dated 1861 by T Nelson and Sons - This volume features many illustrations and maps. Some illustrations appear in color and some maps fold out. This handsome volume is bound in full leather, with decorative embossing to the boards, and decorative gilt embossing and raised bands to the spine.
- A View of the Covenant of Grace from the Sacred Records by Thomas Boston - Dated 1772 by A. Duncan and Company - This volume appears to be in its original leather binding.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8058

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Paris by Karl Baedeker - Dated 1888 by Karl Baedeker - This volume features nine maps and 30 plans.
- Paris by Karl Baedeker - Dated 1898 by Karl Baedeker - This volume features 12 maps and 33 plans.
- Paris by Karl Baedeker - Dated 1907 by Karl Baedeker - This volume features 14 maps and 38 plans.
- Paris by Karl Baedeker - Dated 1910 by Karl Baedeker - This volume features 14 maps and 41 plans. The spine cover of this volume has detached from the rear board.
- Paris by Karl Baedeker - Dated 1913 by Karl Baedeker - This volume features 14 maps and 42 plans.
- Paris by Karl Baedeker - Dated 1924 by Karl Baedeker - This volume features 66 maps and plans.
- The Riviera South-Eastern France and Corsica by Karl Baedeker - Dated 1931 by Karl Baedeker - This volume features 82 maps and plans.
- Northern France by Karl Baedeker - Dated 1909 by Karl Baedeker - This volume features 16 maps and 55 plans.
- Southern France by Karl Baedeker - Dated 1914 by Karl Baedeker - This volume features 42 maps, 63 plans and a panorama.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8059

$275
This lot includes the group of Roycrofter ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material comes from the estate of John G. MacNaughton, who was married to the daughter (Ruth Beebe MacNaughton) of Charles Thomas Beebe. Mr. Beebe worked for the Roycroft Shop in East Aurora, New York, from approximately 1905 to circa 1928. Among other possible duties at the famous shops, Mr. Beebe designed some of the unique trademark stampings for book bindings and probably worked as a bookbinder and finisher as well.

Many of the items in the collection are one of a kind designs, from doodles to drafts to blind stamped proofs. There are also a number of stamped book covers and rubbings of book covers as examples of what is presumed to be Mr. Beebe’s work. Many items are signed and/or dated, giving a comprehensive overview of his prominent career as a Roycrofter.

Information derived from the collection suggests that Charles T. Beebe lived on Grove Street in East Aurora, throughout his employment for Elbert Hubbard, author and founder of the Roycroft Shops.

Elbert Hubbard founded the Roycroft community in 1895 in the village of East Aurora, Erie County, New York, near Buffalo. The work and philosophy of the group, often referred to as the Roycroft movement, had a strong influence on the development of American architecture and design in the early 20th century. Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an eccentric American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement who produced not only fine books but furniture in this aesthetic, and was a prolific writer himself; he is perhaps most famous for his essay A Message to Garcia.

This lot includes new-old-stock bookbinding material such as leather, book binding, pages, spines cover, etc. The lot also includes a number of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and similar material. Highlighted in this lot are two newspapers referencing the sinking of the Lusitania, on which both Elbert Hubbard and his wife Alice were aboard when it was torpedoed. One newspaper is the Thursday, May 13, 1915, edition of the East Aurora Advertiser, while the other is a Saturday, May 8, 1915, edition of the Buffalo Evening News. Both newspapers feature photographs of Elbert Hubbard and his wife Alice.

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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8060

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features miniature volumes of children's literature. The lot includes numerous titles from Whitman's Big Little Book series. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8061

$35
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books feature brightly colored boards that depict cats, dogs, children, and other subjects. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8062

$50
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Winold Reiss
Medium: Wood Block Print, artist-signed
Year: unknown
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 5" by 5"

Details/Condition: This original, artist-signed wood block print piece features a decorative bird by renowned artist Winold Reiss.

Winold Reiss (1886-1953) was born September 16, 1886 in Karlsruhe, Germany. He was the second son of Fritz Reiss (1857-1914) who was a well-known landscape artist. Reiss was a portraitist and his philosophy was that an artist must travel to find the most interesting subjects. In his early years he traveled within Germany with his father who studied peasants of particular types that he wanted to draw or paint. This helped form many of Reiss' ideas about subject matter for portraiture. Reiss immigrated to America in 1913 and was captivated by Native Americans. It was an interest and subject matter throughout his entire career. He was a success very early, lecturing before the Art Students League and even founding a publication, Modern Art Collector. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows very well, with some light external age/wear. There is a paper frame adhered to the paper on the top edge, surrounding the print.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 8063

$40
This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the volumes in this lot feature are beautifully decorated with bright gilt lettering stamped to their spines and with most displaying gilt to their front boards. Some titles include: At Home and In War, Abraham Lincoln and Napoleon's Military Career. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8064

$30
This lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are first editions from the Little Golden Book series, all of which feature the "A" on the last page before the rear board, which is a hallmark of a first edition for this series. This lot includes a number of popular characters, including: Bugs Bunny, Bozo, Daniel Boone, Lassie, Tom and Jerry, characters from The Wizard of Oz, Howdy Doody and Little Lulu. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8065

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Uncle Wiggily and The Barber by Howard R. Garis - Dated c.1939 by Platt and Munk Co., Inc.
- Uncle Wiggily and The Red Spots by Howard R. Garis - Dated c.1939 by Platt and Munk Co., Inc.
- Uncle Wiggily and The Snow Plow by Howard R. Garis - Dated c.1939 by Platt and Munk Co., Inc.
- Uncle Wiggily and The Canoe by Howard R. Garis - Dated c.1939 by Platt and Munk Co., Inc.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8066

$120
This shelf lot includes the group of antique theology 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 8067

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien - Dated 1977 by Houghton Mifflin Company - The volume is a stated first printing of the first American edition.
- The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien - Dated 1966 by Houghton Mifflin Company - This volume is complete with slipcase.
- The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien - Dated 1974 by Houghton Mifflin Company - This volume is a stated first printing of the "Collector's Edition."

Also included in this lot are 21 J. R. R. Tolkien calendars from years that are in the period of 1982 to 2006.
Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 8068

$30
This lot includes the group of ephemera from pre-revolutionary Cuba shown in the corresponding image. This material includes two souvenir pamphlets from Tropicana with felt wrappers, a paper pamphlet from the Havana-American Jockey Club dated 1928-1929, sheet music for Guantanamera and No Can Do, a Cuban American Tour Guide, and a collection of "Havana Miniatures" small photographs of the city. The first page of one of the Tropicana pamphlet has been cut and portions are lacking. 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 8069

$55
This lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are from the popular Little Golden Book series. All of the volumes are first editions, with the hallmark "A" appearing on the last printed page preceding the rear board. Some titles include: I Can Fly, We Love Grandpa, The Cow Went Over the Mountain and Woody Woodpecker, 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8070

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique prophetical titles:

- The True Christian Religion; Containing the Universal Theology of the New Church, Foretold by the Lord in Daniel, VII. 13, 14, and in the Revelation, XXI. 1, 2 by Emanuel Swedenborg - Dated 1874 by Swedenborg Society
- Commentary on the Epistles to the Seven Churches in Asia, Revelation II. III. by Richard Chenevix Trench - Dated 1861 by Parker, Son, and Bourn
- Dissertations on the Prophecies, Which Have Remarkably Been Fulfilled, And At This Time Are Fulfilling In The World by Thomas Newton - Dated 1777 by John, Francis and Charles Rivington - The front board through title page are detached from the text block.
- The Signs of the Times, as Denoted by the Fulfillment of Historical Predictions, Traced Down from the Babylonish Captivity to the Present Time by Alexander Keith - Dated 1837 by William Whyte & Co. - Two-volume set, decoratively bound. Inscription to previous owner inside of the front board. Includes fold-out maps.
- The Church The Chart and The Coming by John A. Anderson - Dated c1935 by Morgan & Scott - Author-signed and inscribed.

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

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Lot 8071

$55
This auction lot includes a unique group of volumes featuring descendants of the prominent Astor family and members of their social circle. The lot includes the following group of titles:

- Catalogue of the Porcellian Club of Harvard University by Unattributed - Dated 1887 by the Porcellian Club - This volume bears an original signature from Winthrop Chanler on the first front flyleaf. Winthrop Chanler was born to parents Margaret Astor Ward and John Winthrop Chanler in 1863, making him a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor. There are a few notations in pencil next to Chanler's signature.
- Roman Spring Memoirs by Margaret Chanler (Mrs. Winthrop Chanler) - Dated 1934 by Little, Brown, and Company - In this signed volume, Chanler recounts her encounters with a number of prominent individuals, including: Theodore Roosevelt, Edith Wharton, Henry James, Senator Lodge, Spring-Rice, Henry Adams, St. Gaudens, Stanford White, the Prince Borghese and John LaFarge, among others. "[T]hese and half a hundred other rare personalities who throng her pages have been captured with their charm and individuality...this charming record of the last third of the nineteenth century, clear-cut, mellow in tone, and very wise, is indeed a rare volume of reminiscences" (dust jacket). The volume is complete with dust jacket. The jacket shows some signs of rubbing to its edges, and small areas of exposure to moisture. An original Chanler signature appears on the leaf following the copyright page. The volume is bound tightly with clean pages.
- The Statuette and The Background by H. B. Brewster - Dated 1896 by Williams and Norgate - Bound in white cloth-covered boards, with bright gilt embossing across the front board and along the spine, this scarce, antique author-signed first edition, was written by the author of The Theories of Anarchy and of Law and The Prison: A Dialogue. The front flyleaf bears an original inscription and signature from Brewster which reads: "To M Chanler, a peace offering, H. Brewster, Rome May 1900." The inscription is presumably addressed to Margaret Chanler. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 127 pages. (Biographical information courtesy of Halpern, American Quarterly, 1962.)
- The Astors by Harvey O'Connor - Dated 1941 by Alfred A. Knopf - This volumes provides a thorough history, including genealogies, of the Astor family.


Notes: This lot represents a rare grouping of volumes from authors who were friends during their time in Rome. H. B. Brewster (Henry B. Brewster), expatriate American author and philosopher, was "...a gifted literary artist, an adroit and often highly original philosophical thinker and a letter writer of such energy, talent and intellectual strength that Henry James himself is reported to have called him 'the last of the great epistolarists.'" Margaret Chanler was the daughter of artist Luther Terry, sister of F. Marion Crawford, the novelist, and the niece of Julia Ward Howe. She was brought up in Rome in a palazzo that was a rallying ground for artists and travelers from all of Europe. "The Chanler family was prominent in New York. Luther Terry (d. 1900) was an artist...Margaret Terry Chanler (1862-1952), born in Rome...She married Winthrop Astor Chanler (1863-1926), a soldier and sportsman devoted to fox hunting. One of their children, Theodore Ward Chanler (1902-1961) was a composer." In Roman Spring Memoirs, Chanler writes of Brewster: "Henry Brewster, the H. B. of Dame Ethel Smyth's The Impressions That Remained, was another of the new friends. An American who had never lived in America, he was perhaps the wisest and most accomplished cosmopolitan I ever met." (Biographical information courtesy of Harvard University Library.)



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Lot 8072

$80
This lot includes the group of unbound, large portfolios discussing and portraying artwork from around the world, shown in the corresponding image(s). The first piece is a large portfolio containing text in French. This volume is lacking its title page, and contains sections on the artwork of the Egyptians, Indo-Persans, Japanese, and many more cultures around the world. Also included in this lot are seven groups of unbound pates portraying art from around the world. Six of these groups are stored in green portfolios. It is unclear if these plates originally accompanied the text included in this lot. 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.

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Lot 8073

$50
This lot includes the group of vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes stated first editions. The volumes in this lot are complete with dust jackets that feature illustrations, some of which are in color. The volumes feature many illustrations depicting animals, children, and a variety of other subjects. Some titles include: Nee-Na: The Wild Flower's Good Fairy, The Wise Fool and The First Elephant Comes to Ireland, 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.

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Lot 8074

$40
Title: History of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: J. B. Beers & Co.
Printing Year: 1885
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in tan cloth-covered boards, this antique set is a scarce, thorough history of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The work is illustrated with full-page portraits, maps and plans. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 10 1/4". The front board of volume two has started to separate from the text block, but remain intact via endpapers. 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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Lot 8075

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern books on world history 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.

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Lot 8076

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the books in this lot are from Rand McNally's Elf Book series. Some titles include: Fraidy Cat, Bronto the Dinosaur, A Trip in Space and Crosspatch, among many others. There are duplicate copies of multiple titles within this lot. 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.

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