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Lot 9225

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of antique foreign language 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 9226

$55
Title: Harem Life in Egypt and Constantinople
Author: Emmeline Lott
Publisher: T. B. Peterson & Brothers
Printing Year: c1870

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with black embossing on the boards and black and gilt embossing on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce history of life in Egypt from the woman's perspective. The book is an account of Emmeline Lott's employment as governess to the young son of Ismail Pacha, Viceroy of Egypt. Lott believed that her position as a "humble individual" and member of the household provided her with a more authentic perspective than that of aristocratic visitors such as Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, for whom the harem was tidied up for public viewing. Lott's tone towards Egyptian women is often contemptuous - she claims that far from being Oriental beauties of European fantasy, they are "hideous and hag-like". Lott believed herself to be superior to Egyptians by virtue of her race; it was a shock to find that as a governess, she was treated as a servant and a social inferior. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing along the board and spine edges, and thin white markings on the rear board. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some moisture indications. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 357 pages.
 
Lot 9227

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

- The Lady of the Lake; a Poem by Sir Walter Scott - Dated 1848 by C. S. Francis & Co.
- Poems by Charles A. Elton - Dated 1804 by T. N. Longman and O. Rees - Front board is detached.
- The Loyalty of Friendship by Mark Twain - Dated c1910 by Barse & Hopkins
- Among the Birds by uncredited - Dated 1905 by Dana Estes & Company - Leather wrappers with gilt embossing. Front wrapper and pages are detached.
- Little Willies by uncredited - Dated 1911 by The Carol Press - Miniature volume.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9228

$110
Title: A Fable of Bidpai
Translator: Nicholas Siegl
Publisher: Janus Press (West Burke, Vermont)
Printing Year: 1974 Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in boards covered with mustard yellow paper jacket and stored in dark blue slipcase, this vintage work was translated from the Buch Der Weisheit of 1483. Included with this story is a separate volume of fourteen original wood block prints by Helen Siegl, each hand-signed in pencil and numbered with the limitation number, number 19. This signed limited edition volume is one of only thirty copies that were boxed with the extra set of prints. According to the limitation page, this edition "was designed, printed and bound by Claire Van Vliet; the text was handset by Nancy Boylen in 12 pt Monotype Times New Roman. The paper is Hosokawa and the cover is Strathmore."

Helen Siegl studied art in her native Austria under Professor Oswald Haetel at the Academie Fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna. She applied and then received an apprenticeship with Haetel and worked in his studio from 1946 to 1951. In 1952, Siegl moved to Montreal, Canada, and shortly thereafter married Theodor Siegl, Conservator of Paintings for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. During her career, Helen Siegl gained a large reputation for both her individual signed and numbered prints and for her book illustrations. In this latter category, she illustrated such well known works as Aesop's Fables (Random House), Birds and Beasts (World Publishing), Earrings for Celia (Pantheon), Indian Tales (Random House) and Mother Goose & Herbal (Janus Press). As a printmaker, Siegl was well known for her innovative techniques, often combining wood blocks, linoleum block and even plaster blocks within the same work of art. Siegl's original woodcuts are now included in the permanent collections of such major galleries as The Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art, the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. (biography courtesy of helensiegel.com)

The volume shows beautifully, with very light external age/wear, including light rubbing along the extremities of the box. The volume with text is solidly bound with clean pages. The extra set of prints are unbound, as issued. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 11".
 
Lot 9229

$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 9230

$40
This lot includes the group of art and photography books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union, The Confederate Spirit, The Male Nude, Altars, Icons and Idols and The Male Nude. Artists represented in this lot include: Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Gorey and Mort Künstler. 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 9231

$25
Title: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, The International Edition
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: The University Society
Printing Year: 1901
Number of Volumes: Complete 13-volume set (includes 12 volumes of writings and one index volume)

Notes: Bound in marbled boards with three-quarter leather and decorative gilt embossing on the spine, this antique set provides a collection of Shakespeare's works. The work is illustrated with color frontispiece illustrations and additional illustrations throughout each volume. The volumes show external age/wear, with wear to the spine covers and some portions of the spine covers lacking, as well as rubbing to the board edges. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2".
 
Lot 9232

$50
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Railroad Magazine
Issue Dates: 1938-1939
Approximate Number of Issues: 24

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, clipped covers, loose covers, etc. This lot includes a complete run of January through December for the years 1938 and 1939.
 
Lot 9233

$25
This lot includes the group of signed baseball and football books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes books bearing original signatures of athletes and authors. Athletes include: Vida Blue, Desmond Howard, Ty Detmer, Tiki Barber and Ronde Barber. Author signatures include: John Thorn, Ron Menchine, Jim Kaplan, Eddie Gold and John Holway, 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.
 
Lot 9234

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of New York State history titles:

- The Palisades of the Hudson by Arthur C. Mack - Dated 1909 by The Palisade Press - This volume is profusely illustrated and bears an original inscription from the author on the front flyleaf.
- The Roycroft Books: A Catalog and Some Comment Concerning the Shop at East Aurora, New York, and Its Workers by Unattributed - Undated by The Roycrofters - This volume is profusely illustrated with photographs.
- Van Loan's Catskill Mountain Guide by Walton Van Loan - Dated 1891 by Unattributed - This volume is bound in paper wrappers. Some leaves are detached but present. The title page is no longer present.
- Pioneer Irish of Onondaga (About 1776-1847) by Theresa Bannan, M.D. - Dated 1911 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - The front board has started to detach from the text block. Some pages have pencil markings made by a previous owner.
- The Hudson by Wallace Bruce - Dated 1894 by Bryant Literary Union - This volume features illustrations by Alfred Fredericks with photo-engravings of scenery. The front board has detached from the text block and remains attached to the spine cover. This volume features many fold-out maps. A previous owner's bookplate is present on the title page.
- A Poem on the Mineral Water of Ballston and Saratoga by Reuben Sears - Dated 1819 by Reuben Sears - The front board is detached but present.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9235

$175
Title: A System of Operative Surgery: Based Upon the Practice of Surgeons in the United States
Author: Henry H. Smith, M.D.
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo and Co.
Printing Year: 1852

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume features a bibliographical index and historical record of operations during a period of two hundred years. The work is illustrated by numerous steel engravings which depict a variety of surgical scenarios and surgical tools. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, surfaces and edges of the boards, and is bound with age-toned pages that display light foxing. The lower section of the front board has started to separate from the text block. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 698 pages.
 
Lot 9236

$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 represented in this lot include: Og Mandino, Jack Martin, Jeffery Deaver, Giles Blunt, Helen Knode, Steve Martini, Nicholas Evans and Carole Maso. 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 9237

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of reference 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 9238

$25
This lot includes the group of signed religious-related books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include signatures from Zig Ziglar, Ruth Bell Graham, Sandi Patti, Gloria Jean Pinkney, Willard Collins, Harry and Jeanne Osborne Shaw, Roy H. Short, Charles Ray Goff, Rev. James Reed Cox, Ben Glenn, David C. Gibbs, Jr., Billie Cash, Frederick R. Coulter and Victor Ratner. 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 9239

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage history 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 9240

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on American wars:

- Women of the War; Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice by Frank Moore - Dated 1866 by S. S. Scranton & Co. - This volume is illustrated with many steel engravings. This volume is a former library copy and bears corresponding indications.
- The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-'64 by Horace Greeley - Dated 1864 by O. D. Case & Company - This two-volume set is illustrated by portraits on steel of generals, statesmen and other prominent figures; views of historic places; maps; and diagrams of battlefields and naval actions. The boards of both volumes have started to detach from the text block. The spine covers are detached, but present in many pieces.
- History of the War of the Independence of the United States of America by Charles Botta - Dated 1834 by Nathan Whiting - This two-volume set features frontispiece illustrations in each volume. The boards of volume are detached, with the rear board no longer present. The frontispiece of volume one is detached but present. The boards of volume two are detached but present. These volumes bear bookplates from previous owners.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9241

$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 X)
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: A. O. P. Nicholson
Printing Year: 1859

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with a leather spine featuring a stamped title, this antique volume is a scarce report on the zoology of areas explored near the Pacific railroad routes. The work is illustrated with many graphs and plates. Many of the full-page illustrations appear in color and depict a wide variety of animals including birds, mammals and reptiles. The title page states that this volume is from the second session of the 33rd Congress, and is Ex. Doc. number 91. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine, and is bound with lightly age-toned pages which display light foxing. The front board is detached but present. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4" and contains several hundred pages.
 
Lot 9242

$10
This lot includes the group of antique Zane Grey books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Young Pitcher, The Spirit of the Border, The Lost Wagon Train, Wilderness Trek and Sunset Pass. 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 9243

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volume feature many illustrations, some of which appear in color. Titles include: Raggedy Ann and the Hoppy Toad, The Little Grey Goose and Dotty Dimple Out West. 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 9244

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on travel and exploration:

- Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator by Edward Whymper - Dated 1892 by Charles Scribner's Sons - This volume features many illustrations and maps. The frontispiece illustration is detached but present.
- Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, Made Under Directions of the Navy Department by Wm. Lewis Herndon and Lardner Gibbon - Dated 1853-1854 by A. O. P. Nicholson - This two-volume set features many illustrations. The front board of volume one is detached and no longer present. Volume two contains one detached but present signature.
- The Island of Stone Money, UAP of the Carolines by William Henry Furness - Dated 1910 by J. B. Lippincott Company - This volume features numerous photographs. There is a strip of white tape present along each hinge.
- Switzerland: The Country and Its People by Clarence Rook - Dated 1907 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - This volume features illustrations of paintings by Effie Jardine.
- The Amazon Provinces of Peru: As a Field for European Emigration by H. Guillaume, F. R. G. S. - Dated 1894 by H. Guillaume, F. R. G. S. - This volume features many illustrations, including a mounted photo for its frontispiece. The front board and spine cover have detached from the text block, while both remain attached to each other.
- Our Artist in Cuba by Geo. W. Carleton - Dated 1865 by Geo. W. Carleton - This volume features many illustrations. The text block has split between pages 38 and 45, with the signature of 39 to 44 being detached and no longer present. The signature of 46 to 49 is detached but present. A cracked hinge is evident directly preceding the half-title page.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9245

$40
This lot includes the group of antique decorative books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Royal Path of Life, Carola and Poems, Plays and Essays by Oliver Goldsmith. 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 9246

$55
Title: The English Roses Collection Limited Edition Box Set
Author: Madonna
Publisher: Callaway Editions
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Presented in this lot is The English Roses Collection Limited Edition Box Set. This set includes a personally autographed letter from Madonna, a giclée digital print on Somerset fine-milled paper which has been signed by illustrator Stacy Peterson and first edition copies of Madonna's The English Roses and The English Roses: Too Good to Be True. This volume is number 1,121 of a limited edition of 1,500 copies. This set is in like-new condition and comes in a protective slipcase, measuring approximately 9 1/4" by 11 1/4".
 
Lot 9247

$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 9248

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles by Sir Walter Scott:

- Quentin Durward by Sir Walter Scott - Dated 1823 by Archibald Constable & Co. - This is a three-volume set. The edges, corners and surfaces of the boards display signs of rubbing.
- Chronicles of the Canongate by Sir Walter Scott - Dated 1827 by Cadell & Co. - This is a two-volume set. The edges and corners of the boards display signs of rubbing. Flaking of the leather spines of both volumes is evident. This set bears bookplates of a previous owner affixed to this inside of each front board.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9249

$45
Title: An Enquiry into the Constitution, Discipline, Unity & Worship, of the Primitive Church, That Flourished within the First Three Hundred Years after Christ
Author: Lord Peter King
Publisher: J. Robinson & J. Wyat
Printing Year: 1691 (Part One) & 1713 (Part Two)

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised spine bands, this antique volume features a scarce two-part work attributed to Lord Peter King, who is referred to as "An Impartial Hand," on each title page. Peter King, the 1st Baron King of Ockham (1669-1734) and the Lord Chancellor of England, was born at Exeter in 1669. In his youth he was interested in early church history, and published anonymously in 1691 part one of this volume. King entered the Middle Temple in 1694 and was called to the bar in 1698. In 1700 he returned to parliament for Beer Alston in Devonshire. He was appointed recorder of Glastonbury in 1705 and recorder of London in 1708. He was chief justice of the common pleas from 1714 to 1725, when he was appointed speaker of the House of Lords and was raised to the peerage. Later that same year he was made Lord Chancellor, and held office until 1733. He was also the author of the act by which English superseded Latin as the language of the courts. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards. The boards have started to detach from the text block. The leather has started to flake from the spine. The volume is bound with age-toned pages. This volume bears a stamp from the General Theological Library of Boston, Massachusetts, which states "Instituted in 1860." The rear flyleaf features handwritten notes by a previous owner. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7". Part One contains 181 pages and Part Two contains 176 pages. Bibliography reference: Wing K-513. (Biographical information courtesy of Leipzig, 1706 and Basel, 1750.)
 
Lot 9250

$45
Title: Memoirs of Captain James Wilson, Containing an Account of his Enterprises and Sufferings in India, His Conversion to Christianity, His Missionary Voyage to the South Seas, and His Missionary Voyage to the South Seas, and His Peaceful and Triumphant Death
Author: John Griffin
Publisher: Samuel T. Armstrong
Printing Year: 1822

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with gilt embossing, this antique volume provides the history of Captain James Wilson. Wilson fought with the British army during the American War of Independence and then served nine years with the East India Company. While in India he was captured by Hyder Ali and, after a daring bid for escape, was imprisoned in the black hole of Seringapatam. After his release he continued service as a captain and, despite illness and further dangerous missions, accumulated sufficient resources to retire. Throughout it all, Wilson remained fast in his irreligious opinions. While living in England with his niece, however, he was converted to an evangelical faith. He felt called to volunteer for missionary service after reading the Evangelical Magazine. (history courtesy of goliath.com)

The volume shows external age/wear, with some moisture markings and a drop of what appears to be white paint on the front board. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. The pages show occasional moisture indications, handwriting and spotting. The volume is lacking its rear free endpaper, and the bottom corner is torn on the first few pages, from the front free endpaper through the last page of the table of contents. Previous owner's signature is on the title page. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 219 pages.
 
Lot 9251

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors featured in this lot include Larry Baker, Paige Mitchell, John Malcolm, Phillip Margolin, Jill McGown, Diane McKinney, James Rollins, and Tom Grimes. 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 9252

$30
This lot includes the group of political books and books by politicians shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors include: Barbara Bush, Susan McDougal, Robert C. McFarlane, Thomas Patrick Melady, Trent Lott, Herbert J. Bingham and James E. McGreevey. 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 9253

$45
Title: Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In
Editor: William Cullen Bryant
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1872

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in full leather with bright gilt embossing across the front board and along the spine, gilt dentelles, and with full gilt to the text block and marbled endpapers, this beautiful antique volume is, "A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cańons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country." Edited by William Cullen Bryant, the work features many illustrations on wood and steel by eminent American artists and engravers, including: Harry Fenn, R. Swain Gifford, Granville Perkins, R. Hinshelwood, S. V. Hunt, Alfred R. Waud and E. P. Brandard, among others. The volume shows external age/wear with evidence of rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measures approximately 11 1/4" x 13".
 
Lot 9254

$60
Title: A Dictionary of the Bible: Or An Explanation of the Proper Names & Difficult Words in the Old and New Testament
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Isaiah Thomas
Printing Year: 1798 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in leather-covered boards with maroon spine label and gilt lettering on the spine, this volume is a scarce work on the Bible, listed as the First American Edition on the title page. While no author is listed, the bibliographical resource from Evans lists the author as Alexander MacBean. According to Evans, copies of this volume are at the Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.; Ayer Collection, Newberry Library, Chicago, Ill.; Harvard College Library, Cambridge, Mass.; New York Public Library, New York City; Cincinnati Public Library, Cincinnati, Ohio; Oberlin College, Oberlin; and PMA John Carter Brown Library, Providence, R.I.. The volume includes an advertisement from the bookseller after the title page. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some moisture indications. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 9255

$200
Title: The International Library of Famous Literatures
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: International Library Company
Printing Year: 1898
Number of Volumes: Complete 25-volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and designs along the spine, and with marbled endpapers, this antique set is a scarce collection featuring the "...selections from the world's great writers, ancient, medieval and modern, with biographical and explanatory notes." This set is a "Connoisseur Edition De Luxe," and is numbered 159 of 1,000 copies. The work is profusely illustrated throughout all volumes. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 9 3/4".
 
Lot 9256

$10
This lot includes the group of books signed by author Kaye Gibbons shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes five different titles, with some duplication among titles, and each volume has been hand-signed by the author. Featured in this lot is a small volume of Family Life, a limited edition numbered 107 of 500, bound in stiff paper wrappers.

Kaye Gibbons (born May 5, 1960) is an American novelist. Her 1987 debut, Ellen Foster, received the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a Special Citation from the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, and the Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Prize in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Gibbons is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and two of her books, Ellen Foster and A Virtuous Woman, were selected for Oprah's Book Club in 1998. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

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 9257

$60
Title: A New and Improved School Atlas, to Accompany the Practical System of Modern Geography
Author: J. Olney
Publisher: D. F. Robinson & Co.
Printing Year: 1831

Condition/Details: Bound in paper wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce school atlas featuring a number of maps of the United States and the world. The era in which the atlas was published is reflected in the maps contained in the volume. Some period indications include: the map of the United States shows the southwestern region of the present-day United States labeled as "Unexplored Region" and as Mexico; the northwestern region is labeled as "Oregon Territory;" and much of the Midwest is labeled as "Missouri Territory," "Arkansas Territory," or "North West Territory." The world maps also show similar indications in regard to the naming of countries/territories. The fragile volume shows advanced signs of external age/wear with rubbing to the extremities of the wrappers and age toning to the surfaces of the wrappers. The volume is bound with age-toned pages which display tearing and chipping at their edges. Some tears have been repaired with tape. The wrappers exhibit signs of exposure to moisture. The double-page map of the United States has a narrow 5" tear on it left page, while other pages exhibit smaller tears within their margins. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 9258

$35
Title: The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and his Friend, Mr. Abraham Adams
Author: Henry Fielding
Publisher: J. Davies
Printing Year: 1780

Condition/Details: Bound in calf-skin with raised spine bands, this volume was the first published full-length novel of the English author and magistrate Henry Fielding, and indeed among the first novels in the English language. Defined by Fielding as a ‘comic romance’, it is the story of a good-natured footman's adventures on the road home from London with his friend and mentor, the absent-minded parson Abraham Adams. The novel represents the coming together of the two competing aesthetics of eighteenth-century literature: the mock-heroic and neoclassical (and, by extension, aristocratic) approach of Augustans such as Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift; and the popular, domestic prose fiction of novelists such as Daniel Defoe and Samuel Richardson. The novel draws on a variety of inspirations. Written "in imitation of the manner of Cervantes, author of Don Quixote" (according to the title page), the work owes much of its humor to the techniques developed by Cervantes, and its subject-matter to the seemingly loose arrangement of events, digressions and lower-class characters to the genre of writing known as picaresque. In deference to the literary tastes and recurring tropes of the period, it relies on bawdy humor, an impending marriage and a mystery surrounding unknown parentage, but conversely is rich in philosophical digressions, classical erudition and social purpose. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The volume is lacking its free endpapers, otherwise the text block is well bound with age toned pages and occasional marginalia. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 7" and contains 344 pages.
 
Lot 9259

$30
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). The authors in this group include William J. Caunitz, Miriam Chaikin, Michael Chabon, Elizabeth Cole, Susan Cheever and Shirley Ann Grau. 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 9260

$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 include: Malcolm W. Bingay, Peter Montoya, Peter Langrock, Sir Rudolf Bing, Art E. Berg, Adria Bernardi, Franz Mohr, Constance C. Modrall, "The Miami Bombshells," Andrew A. Michta, Norman Rothman, Bill Youngs, B. Eugene Griessman and Leo Rosten. This lot also contains a volume on the history of the Radio City Rockettes which is signed by two Rockettes 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 9261

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage newspapers shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately 25 issues of The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial from WWI, a selection of newspapers from WWII and a variety of other newspapers. 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. Some of the newspapers in this lot show wear along the paper edges, occasional holes and tears, as well as age toning.
 
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