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Next Auction: Sunday, October 21st, 2018 - Meehan, Native American, West, Mexico, Decorative, Antique, etc. CLICK TO VIEW FULL CATALOG

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This catalog presents a select arrangement of rare, antique and decorative books. Featured are Native American Indian histories and original bound volumes of issues of “Meehan’s Monthly” botanical magazines with the prized chromolithograph plates. Titles relating to the opening of the American West will be offered along with an eclectic array of rare antique through modern volumes, including signed, limited and special editions.

Antique and rare books are numerous in this catalog. Among the earliest examples is the 1709 printing of Hickes’ “A Gentleman Instructed in the Conduct of a Virtuous and Happy Life,” the first edition of Stapfer’s “Grundlegung zur wahren Religion,” produced in twelve volumes over the years 1746 through 1753, and the 1804 printing of Mavor’s “History of the Arabs; Including the Life of Mohammed.” Another desirable group in this catalog is a run of uniformly-bound bound compilations of original issues of “Meehan’s Monthly” covering the years 1891 through 1901, retaining the original vivid and prized chromolithographic botanical plates. Additional interesting selections include the 1857 printing of “The Irving Gift,” with an original Washington Irving signature laid-in, the 1976 seminal photo-essay by Jujar, “Portraits of Life and Death,” featuring highly personalized and nude images of notable figures, and the 1914 edition of Shortt and Doughty’s “Canada and Its Provinces,” in twenty-two volumes.

Several desirable collections will also be showcased. A selection of works chronicling Native American Indian history include the rare 1905 first edition of Bedford’s “Texas Indian Troubles,” the 2005 printing of Hampton’s genealogical work, “Cherokee Mixed Bloods,” and the 1929 first printing of Harold Bell Wright ‘s “Long Ago Told - Huh-Kew Ah-Kah Legends of the Papago Indians.” Other collections focus on natural history, the history of Mexico, the American West, and more.

Found throughout this catalog are other interesting offerings from categories such as decorative antique bindings, theology, children’s, sets, poetry, literature, drug culture, military history, and more.

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