Auctions | October 2, 2017

Civil War, Art, History at National Book Auctions

October7_01_pics.jpgITHACA, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their next auction catalog.    

This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera. Featured is a substantial private library centered in Civil War history. Important modern first editions will also be offered.            

Antique and rare books are numerous in this catalog. Among the earliest examples are the 1660 printing of Douglas' "Form and Order of the Coronation of Charles II King of Scotland, England, France and Ireland," Piazza's "Efemeride Vaticana," produced in 1687 with woodcut engravings, and the 1763 printing of Bracken's "Farriery Improved or a Complete Treatise upon the Art of Farriery." Additional rare selections include modern firsts such as Kipling's "Jungle Book" (1894) and Hemingway works, "A Farewell to Arms" (1920) and "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (1940).                        

Several pleasing collections will also be showcased. Highlighted is an impressive personal Civil War history library including antique works, regimental histories, signed and limited editions, comprehensive multi-volume sets and much more. Noteworthy examples include the 1882 first printing of Martin's "Campaign Life of Lt. Col. Henry Harrison Young, Aid-de-Camp to General Sheridan and Chief of His Scouts" which includes a laid-in original signature by General Sheridan, the 1987 Broadfoot re-printing of "The Confederate Veteran Magazine," complete in 40 volumes, and the 1885, two-volume printing of "The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant." Additionally of interest in this catalog are signed first editions bearing important names such as Robert Frost, Louis Slobodkin, Victor Keppler, baseball great Hank Aaron and more. Other vintage and antique pieces relate to military history, travel & exploration (Hakluyt, etc.), history, mysteries, science fiction, collecting reference (coins, currency, etc.), art history, science and evolution (Darwin, etc.), decorative antique, multi-volume sets, and beyond.    

Found throughout this catalog are interesting ephemera offerings. These lots present categories such as Victorian chromolithographs, postcards (Halloween, Native American, black Americana, Upstate New York, real photo, linen, etc.) and more.    

National Book Auctions is a public auction service specializing in books, ephemera, and art. National Book Auctions is a targeted service offering experience and expertise unique to marketing antique and modern books and ephemera for consignors and collectors alike. The upcoming auctions will feature a wide assortment of collectible, signed, and first edition books. For more information, please contact the gallery at 607-269-0101 or email