National Book Auctions

NOVEMBER 21, 2010 NATIONAL BOOK AUCTION LISTINGS - ITEMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE [FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 607-269-0101] • RETURN TO HOME PAGE

 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Page 7

Realized Prices

 

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Lot 1231

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage large-format titles:

- Lyman's Historical Chart by Azel S. Lyman - Dated 1875 by National Publishing Company - Boards and textblock are separating.
- Dessins de Maitres Anciens by M. Delacre and P. Lavallee - Dated 1927 by G. Vanoest - Signatures are unbound.
- L'Univers Illustre Journal Hebdomadaire by various authors - Dated 1891 by Au Siege de L'Administration - Bound French newspaper, containing the second half of 1891. Front free endpaper is detached, front fly leaf is cut in half.
- Atlas de la France Vinicole by L.Larmat - Dated 1934 by Louis Larmat - Includes original paper wrappers. Volume is unbound.
- Compositions in Outline from Hawthorne's Scarlett Letter by F. O. C. Darley - Dated 1879 by Houghton, Osgood & Company
- Facsimile-Atlas to the Early History of Cartography by Johan Adolf Ekelof and Clements R. Markham - Dated 1961 by Kraus Reprint Corporation - Reprinted from original, 1889 volume. Contains black marker on title page and bottom edge of text block.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1232

$300
Title: The Rough Riders
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1899 first edition

Condition/Details: Bound in olive green cloth-covered boards, and featuring gilt lettering and a gilt Rough Riders insignia across the front board, gilt lettering to the spine, a deckled fore-edge, and gilt to the top edge of the text block, this is a scarce, antique first edition of Theodore Roosevelt's classic account of his experience as Colonel of the First United States Volunteer Cavalry, the "Rough Riders," during the Spanish American War.

The "Rough Riders" was the name bestowed on the First United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one of the three to see action. The United States army was weakened and left with little manpower after the Civil War roughly 30 years prior. As a result, President William McKinley called upon 1,250 volunteers to assist in the war efforts. It was also called "Wood's Weary Walkers" after its first commander, Colonel Leonard Wood, as an acknowledgment of the fact that despite being a cavalry unit they ended up fighting on foot as infantry. When Colonel Wood became commander of the 1st Cavalry Brigade (1st U.S. Cavalry, 106th U.S. Cavalry, and 1st U.S.V. Cavalry) the Rough Riders then became "Roosevelt's Rough Riders." That term was familiar in 1898, from Buffalo Bill who called his famous western show "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World." (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)

This volume is illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and photographic illustrations throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some sunning to the spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The front board has started to separate from the spine. A small piece of the upper portion of the spine cover has started to detach from the spine. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 298 pages.
 
Lot 1234

$35
This lot includes the group of antique bound magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). Magazine titles include Punch, The Ladies' Depository, Our Young Folks and The Philobiblion. 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 1235

$30
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: Two Logs Crossing, The Young Voyageurs and Pinocchio. 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. Some volumes bear handwriting in light pencil on their front flyleaves.
 
Lot 1236

$25
This shelf lot includes the very large group of United States 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 1237

$110
This lot contains several pieces related to Stephen King, featuring an author-signed pamphlet from his "Insomnia Tour," dated 10/10/94. The pamphlet shows well, with a photograph of King at the top above white writing on an orange background, with his signature in silver pen on his photograph. Include with the pamphlet is a Certificate of Authenticity, certified by Blood Moon Creations, signed by Stephen Marcum. Also included in this lot are several original black and white photographs of and related to Stephen King. Featured among the photographs is one portraying King with a young Drew Barrymore from 1984 on the night of the world premiere of the movie Firestarter. Also included are photographs of King's home in Bangor, Maine, as well as the author at local baseball games in Bangor. This is one of several lots in this auction featuring items related to Stephen King.
 
Lot 1239

$150
Title: Picturesque Europe: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Natural Features and the Picturesque and Historical Places of Great Britain and the Continent
Editor: Bayard Taylor
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1875 / 1878 / 1879
Number of Volumes: Complete 3-volume set

Notes: Bound in blind stamped pebbled green leather with bright gilt lettering and design to the front boards, and bright gilt lettering and raised bands to the spine, this antique folio set is a scarce Victorian-era collection of the sights of Europe edited by Bayard Taylor (1825-1878), a prominent American world traveler and diplomat who died in Germany at his post as United States Ambassador. The work is illustrated with 60 tissue-guarded steel engraved plates, three steel engraved title pages, hundreds of wood engravings by artists such as Birkett Foster, Harry Fenn, E. M. Wymper, C. Werner, L.J. Wood, R.P. Leitch, and P. Skelton. The work offers views from all over Europe--from Gibraltar to Constantinople to Russia to Norway. These handsome volumes show light external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, surfaces and edges of the boards, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages that feature gilt edges. This lavishly illustrated set is exceptionally clean, crisp, bright and solid. The books measure approximately 10 1/2" x 13".
 
Lot 1240

$40
This lot includes the group of antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot include both adult and children's literature. 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 1241

$10
This lot includes the group of antique automobile advertisements shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately seventy-five advertisements from Cadillac, Chandler, Chevrolet, De Soto, Willys and Chrysler, among others. Many of these pieces are excised advertisements with brightly-colored illustrations. Some of the are complete with cardboard backing and plastic bags. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1242

$40
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage literature 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 1243

$90
This lot features a group of bound vintage magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800's and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include six of the Travel publication, from November 1935 through October 1941. Each volume contains a one year span from November through October. The volumes contain gorgeous color front wrappers and black and white illustrations and photographs throughout. These ex-library compilations contain library bookplates inside of the front board and library stamps on the front wrappers within the volumes. Other than the library indications, these compilations show well, with tight bindings and light external wear to the extremities.
 
Lot 1244

$10
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes were authored by prominent journalists. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Earl L. Shaub, Fred Graham, Charles Kuralt, Larry L. King, Walter R. Mears, Bill Moyers and Bob Schieffer. 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 1245

$80
Title: The History of Painting in Italy
Author: Thomas Roscoe (translated from the original Italian of Abate Luigi Lanzi
Publisher: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall
Printing Year: 1828
Number of Volumes: Complete 6-volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce translation of Lanzi's original text, which recounts the history of Italian painting from the Revival to the end of the eighteenth century. The volumes show external age/wear with some rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spines. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2". The first volume contains light pencil handwriting on the front free endpapers.
 
Lot 1246

$10
This lot includes the group of author-signed books on politics shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Elizabeth Edwards, John W. Dean, Terry McAuliffe, Trent Lott, Patrick J. Buchanan, Newt Gingrich, Senator John Danforth and Lamar Alexander. 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 1247

$110
Title: Message of the Governor of Washington Territory
Author: various
Publisher: Edward Furste (Olympia, WA)
Printing Year: 1857

Condition/Details: Bound in black pebbled cloth with three quarter leather and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a very scarce early history of the Washington Territory. According to the title page, this volume also includes "correspondence with the Secretary of War, Major Gen. Wool, the officers of the regular army, and of the volunteer service of Washington Territory."

The Washington Territory was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from February 8, 1853, until November 11, 1889, when the final extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Washington. The Washington Territory was created from the portion of the Oregon Territory north of the lower Columbia River and north of the 46th parallel east of the Columbia; that had been ceded by Britain in the 1846 Oregon Treaty as settlement of the Oregon Boundary Dispute. A group of prominent settlers from the Cowlitz and Puget Sound regions met on November 25, 1852, the "Monticello Convention", to draft a petition to the District of Columbia calling for a separate territory north of the Columbia River. Three months later the United States Congress formed Columbia Territory, which was later known as Washington Territory. A first draft of the bill named the area "Columbia Territory," but the name honoring George Washington was proposed by Congressman Richard H. Stanton of Kentucky. The territorial capital was Olympia, near Fort Nisqually and the territory's first governor was Isaac Stevens. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume has been rebound in new boards with new endpapers. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. The title page and several pages throughout show age/wear with some tearing and chipping. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 406 pages.
 
Lot 1248

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

- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens - Dated c.1867 by T. B. Peterson & Brothers - This volume features twenty-five original illustrations from designs by H. K. Browne. The front and rear boards, the front flyleaf and the title page display evidence of exposure to moisture. The upper third of the spine cover has started to detach from the spine. The front board has started to separate from the text block. The front flyleaf bears some handwriting in pencil.
- The Bells by Charles Dickens - Dated 1881 by Porter and Coates - This first edition features illustrations by Darley, McCutcheon, Fredericks, Perkins, King, Riordan and Northam. There is writing in pencil and in ink on the front flyleaf. The edges of some pages display evidence of exposure to moisture.
- The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle - Dated 1902 by McClure, Phillips, and Company - This volume bears some handwriting in pencil on the front flyleaf.
- The Squirrel Inn by Frank R. Stockton - Dated 1901 by The Century Co. - The front board has started to separate from the text block. There is a previous owner's name and notes inscribed on the front flyleaf.
- Aulnay Tower by Blanche Willis Howard - Dated 1885 by Ticknor and Company - There is some handwriting in pencil on the front flyleaf.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1249

$45
This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Boar and the Shibboleth (a limited edition of 500 copies), The Black Opal, a stated first printing of All Quiet on the Western Front and four volumes of Cooper's Works. 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 1251

$45
This lot features a bound vintage magazine compilation. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: The Atlantic
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: January 1968 through June 1968

Notes: This bound compilation features the signature of scientist James D. Watson on the front wrapper of the January 1968 issue, featuring an article by Watson, "The Race to Discover the Secret of DNA." Watson's original signature is in black ink on the magazine cover.

James Dewey Watson (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist and zoologist, best known as one of co-discoverers of the structure of DNA with Francis Crick, in 1953. Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material". (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The bound volume contains the original front and rear wrappers and features black and white and color illustrations throughout. The volume contains library stamps and handwritten notes, and a "Reference Book" bookplate inside of the front board.
 
Lot 1252

$50
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): romance. There are approximately seventy-five individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edgewear.
 
Lot 1253

$50
Title: A Dictionary of Architecture and Building Biographical, Historical, and Descriptive
Authors: Russell Sturgis et al.
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1901
Number of Volumes: Complete First Edition 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this architectural reference work. The work is profusely illustrated with bright in-text and full-page illustrations. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with markings to bottom of spines and paper sticker at bottom of front covers. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Library markings appear on endpapers, title and copyright pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 10 3/4".
 
Lot 1255

$30
This lot includes the group of antique automobile advertisements shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately fifty advertisements from Mercury, Chrysler, Pontiac, Pierce-Arrow, Packard and Rickenbacker, among others. Many of these pieces are excised advertisements with brightly-colored illustrations. Some of the are complete with cardboard backing and plastic bags. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1256

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique theology and philosophy titles:

- The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testament with observations by The Reverend Mr. Ostervald - Dated 1813 by Evert Duyckinck - This antique Bible shows well, with some age indications, including wear to the front free endpaper, news articles taped inside of the front board, and rubbing to the exterior of the boards.
- An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed As A Text Book for the Use of the Students in Yale College by Denison Olmsted - Dated 1838 by B. L. Hamlen - Volume one only. The text block is well bound with age toned pages.
- Memoirs of the Life, Ministry and Writings of the Rev. Rowland Hill, M.A. by William Jones, M. A. - Dated 1834 by John Bennett - The front and rear leather-covered boards are detached and have been taped to the spine cover with red tape.
- Evidence of the Truth of the Christian Religion Derived from the Literal Fulfilment by the History of the Jews by Alexander Keith - Dated c1850 by Presbyterian Board of Publication

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1258

$120
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are from the "50th Anniversary Edition" series of Roger Troy Peterson Field Guides. Each volume features decorative binding with bright gilt lettering and designs across the front board and along the spine, and full gilt to the text block. Subjects include: ferns, mammals, birds, reptiles, wildflowers and Pacific shells, among others. These volumes are profusely illustrated, including many color illustrations. 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 1259

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Subjects/topics include: Tarzan, Stuart Little, Snoopy, Peanuts, Kate Greenaway, Bobbsey Twins, Billy Whiskers and N.C. Wyeth. 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 1260

$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 represented in this lot include: Ian Caldwell, Dustin Thomason, Harlan Coben, John Sandford, Robert Olen Butler, James W. Hall, April Smith, Helen Craig Smith and Lee Smith. 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 1261

$70
Title: A History of the Troy Citizens Corps, Troy, NY
Author: Harry P. Judson
Publisher: Troy Times Printing House
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in dark, forest green pebbled cloth with bright gilt and black embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of the service of Troy, NY citizens in the Civil War. The work contains gorgeous color illustrations with tissue-paper guard sheets. Included in this volume is a loose paper announcing the death of First Sergeant William J. MacDonald in 1883 and a small handwritten sheet of music. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing to the boards and spine. The text block is well bound, except for the front free endpaper through title page, which are detached. The pages show some light age toning. The previous owner's signature is on a front fly leaf. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 204 pages.
 
Lot 1262

$20
This lot includes the group of world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover a variety of topics, including Ireland, America, the Victorian Age, cities of England, London and more. 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 1263

$20
This lot includes the group of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include titles on Charles Dickens, an antique volume on Literary Curiosities, a first edition For Whom The Bell Tolls, Sinclair Lewis' The Prodigal Parents, and a volume on William Shakespeare. 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 1264

$70
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): humor and novelty. There are approximately 50 individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edgewear.
 
Lot 1265

$10
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage excised magazine and newspaper pages and advertisements shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes approximately one hundred pieces. The pages feature a variety of advertisements for food, beverage, smoking and cleaning products, among many other items. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1267

$60
Title: Invitation to the White House
Author: Hillary Clinton
Publisher: FlatSigned
Printing Year: 2000 Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in black leather with bright gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this volume is one of 100 autographed limited edition volumes, with the signature of former First Lady and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the front free endpaper. The work is illustrated with many photographs of life in the White House. This volume shows very light external age/wear, and is in like-new condition. The text block is solidly bound with bright, clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" and contains 311 pages.
 
Lot 1268

$40
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles in this lot include: Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (a limited edition numbered 782/1,250 signed by Richard Le Gallienne), Women of Quality (a limited edition numbered 351 of 1,000), The Subtle Sense signed by author Ralph Bienfang, and Gentleman Vagabond (one of a limited edition of 250). 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.
 
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

© 2010 National Book Auctions.com • 1429 Danby Rd Ithaca, NY 14850-6071 • 607-269-0101 • All rights reserved. For more information, contact us.