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Lot 9187

$55
Title: The Pitcairn Island Register Book
Author: Sir Charles Lucas
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Printing Year: 1929

Condition/Details: Bound in gray and blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce work by Sir Everard im Thurn, who, after retirement from six years' tenure of the Government of Fiji and the High Commissionership for the Western Pacific, devoted himself to the study of the Pacific, its history, problems and races. Every part of this book has been revised by Thurn, including the map. The work is illustrated with facsimiles of handwritten documents and a fold-out map. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The boards display some age toning. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 181 pages.
 
Lot 9188

$10
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors include: Robert MacNeil, Allan Gurganus, Keving Guilfoile, Charlotte MacLeod, Tucker Malarkey and Judith Guest. 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 9189

$45
Title: Rand, McNally & Co's Universal Atlas of The World
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Rand, McNally & Company
Printing Year: 1899

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with three quarter leather and silver and black lettering, this antique volume contains color maps of the World. The volume shows external age/wear, with tape along the spine and rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 11 1/2" x 14" and contains 456 pages.
 
Lot 9190

$40
Title: The Royal Standard English Dictionary
Author: William Perry
Publisher: Thomas & Andrews
Printing Year: c1810

Condition/Details: Bound in calfskin leather with gilt embossing on the spine, this antique volume is an early dictionary compiled by William Perry. According to the title page this volume includes "the proper names of person and places in the Old and New Testaments; names of the principal cities, rivers, mountains, &c. in the known World; the ancient and modern poets, philosophers, patriots, statesmen, &c. all accurately accented, with their proper pronunciation pointed out." The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and a small hole on the leather-covered boards, and is solidly bound with age toned pages. The volume is lacking its front free endpaper. The previous owner's handwriting and signature is on the endpapers. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 6" and contains 491 pages.
 
Lot 9191

$30
This lot includes the group of art, architecture and photography books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Art and Criticism, Brickwork in Italy and Etching and Etchers. 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 9192

$10
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature from its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Nevada Barr, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Ann O'Connell Rust, Jayne Ann Krentz and Karen Kingsbury. 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 9193

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique U.S. history titles:

- Picture of Slavery in the United States of America by uncredited - Dated 1834 by Edwin Hunt - Lacking several illustrations. One illustration is adhered to front free endpaper. Some pages are torn and lacking bottom half.
- Lives of the Presidents of the United States by Robert W. Lincoln - Dated 1836 by A. K. White & Co.
- History of the American Privateers, and Letters-of-Marque by George Coggeshall - Dated 1861
- The Public Life of Capt. John Brown by James Redpath - Dated 1860 by Thayer and Eldridge
- A Youth's History of the Great War by uncredited - Lacking title page. First page of text is torn and lacking bottom half.
- America's Legacy: Being the Address of G. Washington, on his Declining a Re-Election to the Presidency, to the People of the United States by George Washington - Dated 1796 by A. Stoddard - Small volume, lacking front board.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9194

$50
Title: The Blackwater Chronicle, A Narrative of an Expedition into the Land of Canaan, in Randolph County, Virginia
Author: "The Clerke of Oxenforde" (Philip Pendleton Kennedy)
Publisher: Redfield
Printing Year: 1853

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce description of the land of Canaan Valley in Virginia (in what is likely now West Virginia). According to the title page, this volume describes "a country flowing with wild animals, such as panthers, bears, wolves, elk, deer, otter, badger, &c., &c., with innumerable trout - by five adventurous gentlemen, without any aid of government, and solely by their own resources, in the summer of 1851." The work contains two full-page frontispiece engravings and several engravings in the text throughout. The volume shows some external age/wear, with the spine cover detached and the front board separating. The text block shows some wear, but remains bound with age toned pages. The previous owner's handwriting is on the front free endpaper and rear free endpaper. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 223 pages.
 
Lot 9195

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of books of Spanish history and literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes numerous Spanish-language volumes. The volumes in this lot are from the personal collection of Hispanist Daniel Eisenberg. Eisenberg was the founder, editor, and sometime typesetter of the Journal of Hispanic Philology (1976-1992), and editor of the journal, Cervantes, of the Cervantes Society of America (2000-2007). He is considered one of the most influential Hispanists in the United States today. This collection was used in writing the books Romances of Chivalry in the Spanish Golden Age (1982), A Study of Don Quixote (1985) and controversial studies such as “Unanswered Questions about Lorca’s Death” (1990), and “Lorca and Censorship: The Gay Artist Made Heterosexual” (1991).

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 9196

$55
Title: The Best American Short Stories
Editors: Stephen King with Heidi Pitlor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 2007

Condition/Details: Bound in blue and gold wrappers, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of this collection of titles selected and introduced by best-selling author Stephen King. The Best American Series is an annually-published collection of books, published by Houghton Mifflin, each of which features a different genre or theme. Each book includes works published in North America during the previous year, selected by a guest editor who is an established writer within the given field. In this particular collection the stories "examine the turning points in the life when we, as children or parents, lovers or friends or colleagues, must break certain rules in order to remain true to ourselves." King's signature appears on the half-title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 428 pages.
 
Lot 9197

$80
This lot includes the antique railroad map shown in the corresponding image. The map is titled The Rand-McNally Railway Guide Map of the United States with Portions of The Dominion of Canada, The Republic of Mexico, and the West Indies. The stated scale is 82 miles to one inch. The copyright date in the lower right corner of the map is 1892. The map is actually in 28 individual pieces measuring 6 1/4" by 8". The pieces have been affixed to a piece of cloth, and together measure 44" by 32 1/2". The map pieces, and the cloth to which they are affixed, fold neatly into a bound book, which measures 7" by 8 3/4". The map features some color, with the borders of states appearing in orange. 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 9198

$15
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors include: Belva Plain, Margaret Coel, William S. Cohen, Cammie McGovern, Jonathon King, Greg Ruck and Thomas D. Cochrun. 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 9199

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). The authors in this lot include Nicholas Evans, Daniel Golden, Amistead Maupin, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Carol O'Connell, Bebe Moore Campbell, Dorothy Cannell, and Nevada Barr. 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 9200

$375
Title: Fish and Game of the State of New York, Seventh Report
Author: N/A
Publisher: Forest, Fish and Game Commission
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Stored in a dark green box with bright gilt embossing, this original folio is a very scarce complete collection of the 100 multicolored lithographed prints of the fish and game of New York State. This volume contains the prints only. Most of the fish prints are signed in type S.F. Denton or Denton and several of the bird prints are signed in type Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Other artists include Oliver Kemp and JL Ridgeway. The prints are single sided printed on heavy glazed stock paper and come with their original manila wrap. The green case shows age/wear indications, with some moisture markings and rubbing to the edges. The prints show well, with bright original colors. Some of the prints show light wear along the edges, with minor creasing. The prints each measure 9 3/8" by 12".
 
Lot 9201

$70
Title: The Complete Works of William Hogarth: in a Series of One Hundred and Fifty Steel Engravings, from the Original Pictures
Author: Introduction Essay by James Hannay, Descriptive Letterpress by Rev. J. Trusler and E. R. Roberts
Publisher: The London Printing and Publishing Company
Printing Year: c.1880

Condition/Details: "William Hogarth (1697 – 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called 'modern moral subjects.'" Bound in full leather with blind stamping and a gilt portrait of Hogarth across the front board, with gilt lettering and five raised bands to the spine, and with gilt dentelles and full gilt to the edges of the text block, this antique volume is a scarce collection of 150 steel engravings depicting the works of William Hogarth. This beautiful antique volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This volume is in remarkable condition given its large size and age. The book measures approximately 10" x 12 1/4" and contains 201 pages. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)
 
Lot 9202

$35
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature from its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: John Ball, Witold Rybczynski, China Miéville, William Baldwin, Dennis M. Banahan, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Neil Ruzic and Phillip Margolin. 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 9203

$60
This lot includes the group of books signed by best-selling authors shown in the corresponding image(s). The authors in this lot include John Grisham, Robert B. Parker, William Gibson, Tom Clancy, Mary Higgins Clark, and Tony Kushner. 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 9204

$100
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: uncredited
Medium: Silver and Copper Inlaid Plaque
Year: c1930
Dimensions: 12 1/2" diameter

Details/Condition: This original piece features a traditional Islamic Syrian circular brass (possibly over bronze) decorative plaque with Koranic inscribed verses on a central floral field of silvered damascene. This circular plaque has a diameter of approximately 12 1/2", and shows well, with some wear/age indications to the brass, silver and copper.
 
Lot 9205

$30
This lot includes the group of author-signed sports-related 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 9206

$20
This lot features the following group of vintage and modern magazine issues:

Title: Trains
Issue Dates: 1951-1981
Approximate Number of Issues: 70

Notes: These classic, vintage magazines show very nicely, with handsome color front covers. The issues in this lot include primarily issues from the 1950's and 1960's. The magazines measure 8" by 11 1/2", with color front and rear covers. Overall, these magazines show well. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, creasing and loose covers.
 
Lot 9207

$20
This lot includes the group of antique magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Atlantic Monthly (1867), Ballou's Magazine, The Magazine of Domestic Economy (1838), The Critic (1903), The Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine (1832) and Mrs. Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters (1851). 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 9208

$40
This lot includes the group of antique Zane Grey books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the volumes are complete with dust jackets. Some titles include: West of the Pecos, Sunset Pass, Tales of Lonely Trails and The Young Lion Hunter. 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 9209

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books of Spanish history and literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes numerous Spanish-language volumes. The volumes in this lot are from the personal collection of Hispanist Daniel Eisenberg. Eisenberg was the founder, editor, and sometime typesetter of the Journal of Hispanic Philology (1976-1992), and editor of the journal, Cervantes, of the Cervantes Society of America (2000-2007). He is considered one of the most influential Hispanists in the United States today. This collection was used in writing the books Romances of Chivalry in the Spanish Golden Age (1982), A Study of Don Quixote (1985) and controversial studies such as “Unanswered Questions about Lorca’s Death” (1990), and “Lorca and Censorship: The Gay Artist Made Heterosexual” (1991).

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 9210

$600
Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Charles L. Webster and Company
Printing Year: 1885 First American Edition

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce first edition of one of Twain's most highly acclaimed writings, considered a "Great American Novel". This volume contains the following identification points: page 9 listing "Decided" instead of "Decides"; page 13 lists the illustration "Him and another Man" as on page 88 instead of page 87; and page 57, 11th line from bottom reads "with the was". Additionally, the volume contains the following disputed points: the frontispiece does not show drapery under the bust and bears the imprint of the Heliotype Printing Company; copyright page dated 1884; page 143 with "l" missing from "Col." at top line, with broken "b" in "body" of line 7; page 155 without final "5"; page 161, no signature mark "11"; on page 58 the word "touched" and on page 59 the word "would" have broken type.

This volume contains 174 illustrations, according to the title page. The volume shows external age/wear, and is lacking its front board. The rear leather board is detached, as is a portion of the spine cover. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with handwriting on title page and front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 366 pages.
 
Lot 9211

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors featured in this lot include David Messineo, Dan Barton, Martha Grimes, James Grippando, and James Rollins. 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 9212

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by journalists shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Larry King, Ralph McGill, Andrea Mitchell, Walter R. Mears, Bob Greene, Bob Woodruff, Bill Moyers, Bob Schieffer and Carl T. Rowan. 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 9213

$130
Title: Catskill Mountain Album
Author: Fritz Meyer
Publisher: Fritz Meyer
Printing Year: 1896

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering across the front board, this antique volume is a scarce collection of illustrations by Fritz Meyer depicting scenery around the Catskill Mountains. All called-for illustrations are present. One of the illustrations folds out to a panoramic view of the Catskills from the Hudson. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards, and signs of exposure to moisture on both boards. The spine cover displays some areas where cloth is no longer present. The volume is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The text block is detached from the boards, and the text block is in two pieces. The illustrations remain bright and clean. There is a previous owner's inscription on the first front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 10" x 11 1/2" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 9214

$450
Title: Profiles in Courage
Author: John F. Kennedy
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1956

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with black spine backing and bright gilt embossing with the original dust jacket, this classic biography of John F. Kennedy is signed by President Barrack Obama. This volume is a first edition, later printing signed by Obama on the title page. The autograph was obtained on October 18, 2008, at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis during an Obama rally, just 17 days before the election. Accompanying this volume are two Certificates of Authenticity from GAI, numbered GV 452791 and GV 408069, both signed by Mike Baker, Director of Authentication and a certificate from Signature House. This is a nice association of America's first Catholic President and it's first African American President, two young Democratic visionaries of their times.

Profiles in Courage is a 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography written by John F. Kennedy, describing acts of bravery and integrity by eight United States Senators throughout the Senate's history. The book profiles senators who crossed party lines and/or defied the public opinion of their constituents to do what they felt was right and suffered severe criticism and losses in popularity because of their actions. The book was widely celebrated and became a best seller, but there are credible allegations that most of it was the work of his speechwriter, Theodore Sorensen. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities. The mylared dust jacket shows some wear, with creasing and cracking and some age toning. The text block is solidly bound with clean, toned pages. Previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 266 pages.
 
Lot 9215

$90
Title: Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899
Author: Frederick A. Cook, M.D.
Publisher: Doubleday and McClure Co.
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering and a color illustration of a penguin to the front board, and gilt lettering to the spine and the top edge of the text block, this antique volume is a scarce "...narrative of the voyage of the 'Belgica' among newly discovered lands and over an unknown sea about the South Pole." The work is profusely illustrated with many drawings of photographs of the land and animals encountered during the author's travels. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the corners and edges of the boards and the spine. The front board has started to detach from the text block and remains in place via the front endpapers. The volume is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 478 pages.
 
Lot 9216

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Lee Martin, Theresa Monsour, Elizabeth George, Juliet Marillier, Bebe Moore Campbell and Margaret Maron. 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 9217

$35
Title: Scenes of Earlier Days in Crossing the Plains to Oregon, and Experiences of Western Life
Author: C. K. Crawford
Publisher: J. T. Studdert
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in thin boards with black cloth and gilt embossed title on the front board, this antique volume provides a history of exploration in the western frontier. The author, Crawford, started across the plains in April, reaching Oregon in August, 1851. Streeter notes that in addition to the overland narrative, the work "includes an important description of life among the mines during the wild times in the Powder River mines." The work is illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of the author and his wife and illustrations throughout. The volume shows very well, with light external age/wear. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages, the text block has been professionally restored. The free endpapers have light brown staining. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8" and contains 186 pages.
 
Lot 9218

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

- The University of the State of New York State Museum: Birds of New York by Unattributed - Dated 1915 by The University of the State of New York State Museum - All of the 106 called-for plates are present. This volume features illustrations by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. The plates are in various states of condition, with some showing more advanced than others. Signs of wear including bumped corners, rubbing to the edges of the leaves and age toning. The plates are wrapped in paper and appear in a hard board enclosure which features two sets of ties to close the folio. The boards show minor external age/wear. The plates are taken from a two-volume set entitled Birds of New York, Memoir 12.
- The University of the State of New York State Museum: Wild Flowers of New York by Unattributed - Dated 1921 by The University of the State of New York State Museum - All of the 264 called-for plates are present. The plates are in various states of condition, with some showing more advanced than others. Signs of wear including bumped corners, rubbing to the edges of the leaves and age toning. The plates are wrapped in paper and appear in a hard board enclosure which features two sets of ties to close the folio. The boards show minor external age/wear. The plates are taken from a two-volume set entitled Wild Flowers of New York, Memoir 15. The volume includes an index of common names on the inside front cover.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9219

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles illustrated by Gustave Dore:

- The History of Don Quixote by Cervantes - Dated c1890 by P. F. Collier - Decoratively bound with gilt embossing. The front board and first signature of pages are detached from the text block. Volume shows external wear, with rubbing and some moisture indications.
- Purgatory and Paradise by Henry Francis Cary - Dated c1890 by Henry Altemus - Decoratively bound with gilt, silver and black embossing. This volume shows some external wear, with rubbing to the spine and board edges, and some moisture indications.
- Paradise Lost by Milton - Dated c1890 by Henry Altemus - Decoratively bound with gilt, silver and black embossing. This volume shows some external wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to boards and spine. Front fly leaf has been torn out.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9220

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Nicholas Evans, Carol O'Connell, Lee Child, Doug Marlette, Jeffrey Marks, Roy Martin, and Phillip Margolin. 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 9221

$120
Title: Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean: Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4 (Volume XII, Books I & II)
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Thomas H. Ford
Printing Year: 1860
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather spines featuring stamped titles, these scarce antique volumes contain a description of the route explored along the 47th and 49th parallels by Governor Isaac. I. Stevens of Washington. The volumes contain a narrative of the explored route from St. Paul to Puget Sound, a report on the botany of the route, a catalog of plants collected east of the Rocky Mountains and a catalog of plants collected in the Washington Territory. The work is illustrated with many plates, with some of the illustrations appearing in color. The title page states that these volumes are from the first session of the 36th Congress, and are marked as Ex. Doc. number 56. The front board of Book One has started to separate from the text block. The spine cover of Book One displays some chipping. Both books show external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spines, and are bound with lightly age-toned pages which display light foxing. The front board of Book Two has started to separate from the text block. One of the colored plates depicting images of a bird (plate 21) is detached but present. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4".
 
Lot 9222

$45
This lot includes the group of titles by Gore Vidal shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are all in the original dust jackets and include 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.
 
Lot 9223

$110
This shelf lot includes the group of books on the Civil War 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 9224

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Roy Martin, Jonathon King, Phillip Margolin, Michael McGarrity, Armistead Maupin, Carole Maso and Lia Matera. 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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