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Lot 2001

$55
Title: The Fires of Spring
Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1949

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth-covered boards with a gilt facsimile of Michener's signature and the words "Presentation Edition" in green on the front board, and with gilt lettering to the spine, this stated first printing is a scarce "Presentation Edition" of Michener's second book. The volume shows light external age/wear with some age toning present on the boards and spine. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The endpapers, front and rear flyleaves, and the edges of the text block display some light foxing. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 495 pages.
 
Lot 2002

$250
Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Charles L. Webster and Company
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt and black lettering across the front board, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of one of Twain's most highly acclaimed writings. This important writing has been professionally rebound with new endpapers and new boards. This volume contains the following bibliographical points of a later printing: the copyright notice is dated 1884 (BAL second state); on page 13, the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is correctly listed on p. 87 (BAL second state); on page 57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the saw" (BAL second state); page 283 features the engraving indicating the fly on Silas Phelps’s trousers is a straight vertical line (BAL third state); on page 155, the final "5" in the pagination is slightly larger (BAL second state); the frontispiece portrait has the imprint of the Photo-Gravure Co. N.Y., and the tablecloth, or scarf, on which the bust rests not visible (BAL third state). This volume contains 174 illustrations, according to the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. There is some handwriting on the title page. The page on which the bust appears displays moisture marks. Light, scattered foxing is present throughout the volume and the pages were trimmed during restoration. Pages 353-354 appear to have been detached at one time, but have been restored. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 366 pages.
 
Lot 2003

$60
Title: The Testament
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Doubleday
Printing Year: 1999

Condition/Details: Bound in full brown leather with a gilt facsimile signature of John Grisham on the front board, and with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine, this scarce, author-signed first edition is one of a limited 500 copies. This volume is numbered 249/500. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This volume is in like-new condition and is complete with cloth-covered slipcase. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 435 pages.
 
Lot 2004

$35
Title: History of Steuben County, New York
Author: Prof. W. W. Clayton
Publisher: Lewis, Peck & Co.
Printing Year: 1879

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon blind stamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing and leather spine backing, this antique volume provides a history of Steuben County, New York, a county along the southern border of New York, bordering Pennsylvania. The county was named in honor of Baron von Steuben, a German general who fought on the American side in the American Revolutionary War, though it is not pronounced the same. Steuben County was split off from Ontario County in 1796. In 1823 a portion of Steuben County was combined with a portion of Ontario County to form Yates County. Steuben County was further reduced in size in 1854 when a portion was combined with portions of Chemung and Tompkins Counties to form Schuyler County. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work contains engravings of prominent people in the county. The volume shows external age/wear, with much of the leather along the spine rubbed off and some rubbing along the boards and gilded page edges. The text block is well bound, with the exception of the first signature of pages, which is partially separated from the volume. The pages show some age toning. Previous owner's signatures are inside of the front board. The book measures approximately 9" x 12" and contains 460 pages.
 
Lot 2006

$200
Title: The Shining
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Doubleday & Company
Printing Year: 1977 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in tan paper-covered boards with black cloth along the spine, this volume is a stated first edition of one of Stephen King's most popular writings. The volume includes the original dust jacket, with a price of $8.95 on the inside front flap. The last page contains "R49" towards the bottom inside edge. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor rubbing to the extremities and light wear to the dust jacket. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 447 pages.
 
Lot 2007

$200
This lot includes the two items shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a piece of paper (5 1/2" by 8") bearing an original signature of James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States. James Abram Garfield (1831 – 1881) was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his death on September 19, 1881, a brief 200 days in office. Garfield was born in Moreland Hills, Ohio and graduated from Williams College, Massachusetts in 1856. He married Lucretia Rudolph in 1858. In 1860, he was admitted to the Bar while serving as an Ohio State Senator (1859–1861). Garfield served as a major general in the United States Army during the American Civil War and fought at the Battle of Shiloh. He entered congress as a Republican in 1863, opposing slavery and secession. Following compromises with Ulysses S. Grant, James G. Blaine and John Sherman, Garfield became the Republican party nominee for the 1880 Presidential Election and successfully defeated Democrat Winfield Hancock.

In his inaugural address, Garfield outlined a desire for Civil Service Reform which was eventually passed by his successor Chester A. Arthur in 1883 as the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act. Garfield's presidency was cut short after he was shot by Charles J. Guiteau while entering a railroad station in Washington D.C. on July 2, 1881. He was the second United States President to be assassinated. Following his death, Garfield was succeeded by Vice-President Chester A. Arthur. Garfield was the only sitting member of the House of Representatives to have been elected President. Garfield's signature, "James A. Garfield / Ohio," remains legible and clean. In another hand, under Garfield's signature, appears: "President U.S.A. / 1881 for 6 1/2 mos. / assassinated." There are additional notes below Garfield's signature. The piece of paper is in excellent condition and displays very minor signs of age/wear. The signed paper is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from GAI, Global Authentic. This signed document was loosely laid in the following volume, which is also part of this lot.

Title: Message of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1861

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with a newly-bound spine featuring bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce abridgment containing information on the position of the Federal Government as to foreign relations, finance, Native Americans and military readiness at the outbreak of the Civil War. The volume features reports from the Secretary of State, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Postmaster General. The work features many tables of information relating to government reports. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the corners and edges of the boards, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The original spine is loosely laid inside the front board. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 839 pages. 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 2008

$25
This antique French WWI poster portrays a French man waving goodbye to his family as he joins the army.

Title: Emprunt De La Defense Nationale
Artist: Francisque Poulbot
Printer: Comite Du Secours National
Year: 1915
Dimensions: 31 1/2" by 45"

Condition/Details:
Additional main body text includes: N'oublie pas de souscrire...pour la Victoire!...et le retour!
Additional margin text includes: Publie sous les auspices de la Federation Nationale de la Mutualite Francaise qui fait appel a tous les travailleurs, a tous les prevoyants, a tous les patriotes pour la liberation du territoire et la victoire finale.

This solemn poster shows well, with light blue, red and brown tints used to show the emotional departure of a father, waving goodbye to his wife and small children, as one child waves the French flag. The poster has been folded and some tearing and holes are present along the creases.
 
Lot 2009

$70
Title: History of Tioga County Pennsylvania
Author: uncredited
Publisher: W. W. Munsell & Co.
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Bound in light tan cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume provides a history of Tioga County, PA, located along the northern border of Pennsylvania with New York State. Tioga County was created on March 26, 1804, from part of Lycoming County and named for the Tioga River. The work is illustrated with many engraved portraits and scenes from throughout the county, with a hand-tinted color geological map. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and more than half of the spine cover lacking. The front and rear boards are separating from the volume. The text block shows some wear, with the first signatures beginning to separate. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12" and contains 366 pages, with a 35 page appendix.
 
Lot 2010

$30
This lot includes the group of antique stamps shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes eight used Columbian stamps in various colors, including Scott numbers 230, 231, 231c, 232, 233, 234, 236 and 237. The stamps vary from 1 cent to 10 cents. 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 2011

$45
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage catalogs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes catalogs from The Original Siegel Cooper & Co. Chicago (fashion catalog from 1913); The Wayside Gardens Co. (1934); Michell's Seeds (two catalogs from 1918 and 1920); D.M. Campana Art Co. (catalog of artists' materials from 1926); Fancher Creek Nurseries (1912); Steuben Glass (1959); John Lewis Childs (flower catalog from 1911); and Malmo & Co. (seed catalog from 1924). 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 2012

$25
This lot includes the group of books signed by Anne Perry 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 2013

$60
This lot includes the group of 9 volumes of The Broker, author-signed by John Grisham, shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in like new condition and are ready for resale, each with the author's signature. This lot includes at least some first edition volumes. 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 2014

$60
Title: La France Illustre, ou Le Plutarque Francais
Author: M. Turpin
Publisher: Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roi
Printing Year: 1782

Condition/Details: Rebound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather backing along the spine, maroon spine label and bright gilt embossing, this antique French volume is Turpin's biographical work, with thirteen parts bound in one volume, each with its own page numbering.

François Henri Turpin (1709 – 1799) was a French man of letters. He was first a professor at the university of his native town, then went to seek his fortunes in Paris, where he made some stir in philosophical circles, and especially in that of the magnificent Helvetius; but he was only able to earn a livelihood with difficulty by putting his pen at the service of the booksellers. He translated, or rather adapted from the English, Edward W Montague's Histoire du gouvernement des anciennes républiques (1768), and wrote a continuation of Father Pierre Joseph d'Orléans, Histoire des revolutions d'Angleterre (1786).

His Histoire naturelle et civile du royaume de Siam (1771) is an interesting but faulty adaptation of the observations of a vicar-apostolic who had lived for a long time in that country, and who accused Turpin of having misrepresented his ideas. His chief work, La France illustre, ou Le Plutarque français, contains the biographies of generals, ministers, and eminent officers of the law (5 vols, 1777–1790), in which, however, as La Harpe said, he showed himself to be "ni Plutarque ni Français." He also wrote an Histoire des hommes publics tires du tiers etat (1789). (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with engraved portraits throughout. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine, and light moisture indications. The spine cover is lacking a portion along the bottom. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 10".
 
Lot 2015

$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: Kate Mosse, Edward Wright, Carolyn Parkhurst, Joseph Wambaugh, John Sandford, Tucker Malarkey, Alice Walker and Nancy Pickard. 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 2016

$15
This lot includes the group of 10 volumes of The Dogs of Babel, author-signed by Carolyn Parkhurst, shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in like new condition and are ready for resale, each with the author's signature. This lot includes at least some first edition volumes. 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 2017

$200
Title: Modern Architecture: International Exhibition
Author: various
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art (New York)
Printing Year: 1932 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers with black and white picture to front cover, this antique volume is a rare first edition of this catalogue of a landmark architecture exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art from February 10 to March 28, 1932. The work contains a foreword by Alfred H. Barr, Jr., historical note by Philip Johnson, essays by Johnson and Henry Russell-Hitchcock, Jr., list of patrons of the exhibition, list of "Photographs in the Exhibition Illustrating the Extent of Modern Architecture", sections on architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, J. J. P. Oud, Mies van der Rohe, Raymond M. Hood, Howe & Lescaze, Richard J. Neutra, and the Bowman Brothers, and bibliography. This exhibition catalogue was seminal in introducing the "International Style" and modern architecture to the USA.

The work is illustrated with many photographs and plans. The volume shows external age/wear; spine shows fraying and loss of material at ends. Light foxing appears on insides of covers, title page and on top margins of pages 182-183. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 10 1/4" and contains 200 pages.
 
Lot 2018

$55
This lot includes the group of black Americana ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a variety of sheet music, featuring pieces performed by Al Jolson, as well as the cover of a Pictorial Review, a cookbook and an excised page, each portraying young African Americans eating watermelon, among 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 2019

$60
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: Sabi H. Shabtai, James W. Hall, Bob Shacochis, Robert Crais, Michael Connelly, Hank Searls and Stephen 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 2020

$100
This lot includes the group of decoratively bound, author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Alison Lurie, Mary Lee Settle, Muriel Spark, Harrison E. Salisbury, Louis Auchincloss, Gail Godwin and Alice Hoffman. These books were published by The Franklin Library. 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 2021

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of estate 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 2022

$55
This lot includes the group of 18th and early 19th-century engravings shown in the corresponding image. This lot include approximately 15 pieces. This material includes engravings of fortifications, a stadium filled with water and boats, several pages from Banke's New System of Geography and a matted original woodblock print featuring an illustration and poem from Gogon Toshi Gafu (c.1710). The pages of engravings display age/wear with rubbing to their edges and age toning. 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 2023

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles authored by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore:

- We Were Soldiers Once...and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1992 by Random House - This volume, complete with dust jacket, and signed by both authors on the title page, is an account of Ia Drang--"The battle that changed the war in Vietnam."
- We Are Soldiers Still by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1998 by Harper Collins - This stated first edition is complete with dust and signed by both authors on the title page. This volume recounts the authors' visit back to the Ia Drang Valley.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2024

$40
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: Elizabeth Ironside, Stuart Woods, Randy Wayne White, John Sandford 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 2025

$120
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. The volumes in this lot feature handsome leather binding, gilt lettering to the spine, decorative gilt across the front board, raised spine bands and full gilt to the edge of the text block. Authors represented in this lot include: Louis Auchincloss, Gail Godwin, Joseph P. Lash, Alison Lurie, V. S. Naipaul, Shirley Ann Grau, Robert Penn Warren and Wright Morris. The books in this lot were published by The Franklin Library. 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 2026

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

- L'Eau-Forte by M.K. Halevy - Dated 1888-9 by George Barrie - Large volume containing many engravings. One volume only, possibly from a two-volume set. The volume shows extensive moisture markings, some pages and front board are detached and the spine cover is lacking.
- De Arte Gymnastica by Hieronymus Mercurialis - Dated c1980 by Editions Medicina Rara - Limited edition reprint of original 1672 printing. One of five hundred bound in full leather, numbered CX. Includes fold-out illustrations. Stored in slip case, likely not original.
- Wonders of the Nineteenth Century - Salesman's Sample by J. W. Hanson - Dated 1899 by W. B. Conkey Company
- Everybody's Friend, or; Josh Billing's Encyclopedia by Josh Bill- Dated 1874 by American Publishing Company - With illustrations by Thomas Nast.
- Program - Thirty-Ninth Annual Convention of the Master Car Builders' Association by various authors - Dated 1905 by Master Car Builders' Association - Includes fold-out.
- Safari - Kenya-Uganda 1968 by Madge Mayall - Dated 1968, privately published - Author-signed, in original dust jacket.
- Constantinople and Its Environs: In a Series of Letters Exhibiting the Actual State of the Manners, Customs, and Habits of the Turks, Armenians, Jews, and Greeks, as Modified by the Policy of Sultan Mahmoud by David Porter - Dated 1835 by Harper & Brothers - Volume one of two only. Lacking spine cover and boards are loose.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2027

$55
This lot includes the group of 10 volumes of At Risk, author-signed by Patricia Cornwell, shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in like new condition and are ready for resale, each with the author's signature. 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 2028

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

- United States Coast Pilot Alaska, Part I: Dixon Entrance to Yakutat Bay by E. Lester Jones - Dated 1917 by Government Printing Office - This volume is a U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey by the Department of Commerce. This volume features some fold-out maps. Some of these maps, and the first few leaves, are detached and still present. The front board has separated from the spine and remains attached to the spine cover. The front endpapers bear some handwriting in pencil.
- The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft: Volume XXXIII, History of Alaska 1730-1885 by Hubert Howe Bancroft - Dated 1886 by A. L. Bancroft and Company - This volume features a fold-out map of Alaska.
- Dog-team Doctor: The Story of Dr. Romig by Eva Greenslit Anderson - Dated 1947 by The Caxton Printers, LTD.
- Boundaries of the United States and of the Several States and Territories, With an Outline of the History of All Important Changes of Territory by Henry Gannett - Dated 1904 by Government Printing Office - This volume features several maps, one of which folds out.
- Alaska: An Empire in the Making by John J. Underwood - Dated 1913 by Dodd, Mead and Company - This volume features numerous illustrations, photographs and maps. This volume includes a color fold-out map.
- Alaska The Great Country by Ella Higginson - Dated 1908 by MacMillan Company - This volume is illustrated with many photographs.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2029

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

- The Secrets of Specialists by A. Dale Covey - Dated 1903 by Physicians Supply Company - This stated first edition features many illustrations.
- Ayer's American Almanac by Unattributed - Dated 1881 by Dr. J. C. Ayer and Co.
- American Addresses by Sir Berkeley Moynihan - Dated 1917 by W. B. Saunders Company
- For Wife and Mother: A Young Mother's Tokology by Annette Slocum - Undated by Shrewsbury Publishing Co.
- Artistic Anatomy by Mathias Duval - Dated 1888 by Cassell and Company - This volume features many illustrations.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2030

$15
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature by Eugenia Price 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 2031

$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: Bart Schneider, John Sandford, Larry Wilde, Sarah Waters, Jane Smiley, Patricia Ziegfeld, Don Wright and Edward Wright. 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 2032

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

- The Decameron by John Boccaccio - Dated 1940 by The Limited Editions Club - Two-volume decorative set, in slip case. Signed by illustrator Fritz Kredel. Slipcase shows wear, with some tearing and rubbing.
- Voyages and Discoveries of the Companions of Columbus by Washington Irving - Dated 1929 by Rimington & Hooper - Limited edition, one of 375 copies. In red slipcase. Slipcase shows some wear, with rubbing and moisture indications.
- Paved Streets by Elias Lieberman - Dated 1917 by The Cornhill Company - Limited to 135 copies, author-signed.
- The Belvedere Hounds by D. T. Carlisle - Dated 1935 by The Derrydale Press - One of 1,250 copies printed. Contains some crayon coloring and moisture indications along the bottom page edge and boards.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2033

$25
This lot includes the group of logging and forestry-related antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a 1921 special issue writing from St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Co., titled A Story of the Development of One of America's Greatest Lumber Manufacturing Institutions; a 1925 writing from the 16th Session of the Pacific Logging Congress and Logging Machinery Show; and a Forestry Primer, promoting forest conservation in 1926. Additionally, this lot includes an original scrapbook, containing dried leaves used to identify various trees. 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 2034

$60
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine
Issue Dates: 1860s
Approximate Number of Issues: 15 issues

Notes: These antique magazines feature numerous engravings, including several fold-out, hand-tinted fashion plates, as well as stories and articles for women, sheet music and more. The magazines show signs of age/wear, with all issues lacking the front and rear wrappers. The bindings are beginning to separate and the pages show age/wear, with chipping, tearing and moisture indications.
 
Lot 2035

$200
Title: Half of Paradise
Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1965

Condition/Details: Bound in mustard cloth-covered boards with the title appearing in brown across the front cover, this vintage volume is a scarce first printing of the first book authored by James Lee Burke. The volume shows light external age/wear with minor shelf wear evidenced by the bottom edges of both boards lacking a 1/4" piece of cloth, towards the right edge of the text block. The volume is slightly spine cocked, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The price-clipped dust jacket remains in one piece, and is in excellent condition, exhibiting little noticeable wear to the edges with some small tears. The crease of the front of the dust jacket bears a 1" tear, the lower edge of the front jacket bears a 1/2" tear and a 2 1/2" crease, and the top edge of the rear jacket exhibits a 3/4" inch tear. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 312 pages.
 
Lot 2036

$35
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include David Peace, John Sandford, James Crumley, Richard Russo, Michael Connelly, Ace Atkins and Anne Perry. 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 2037

$35
This lot includes the group of Pacific Northwest ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes maps, a pamphlet on the first National Guard unit in Washington (1922), publications on local history, newspapers (including some with references to the eruption of Mount. Saint Helens), and a variety of other material relating to the history of the area. 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 2038

$30
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Nancy Davis, Mary Gordon, Barbara Kingsolver, Naomi Wolf, Alexandra Stoddards, 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 2039

$40
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by James Patterson shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of James Patterson. Titles include: The Big Bad Wolf, You've Been Warned, Cradle and All, Pop Goes the Weasel, When the Wind Blows and Roses Are Red. 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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