HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY. A group of 6 titles in 8 volumes, comprising:

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Lot 96¤
HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.
A group of 6 titles in 8 volumes, comprising:

Sold for US$ 1,083 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II. Sold without reserve to benefit charitable institutions.
HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.
A group of 6 titles in 8 volumes, comprising:
1. BEVERIDGE, ALBERT J. 1862-1927. Abraham Lincoln. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1928. 8vo. 2 volumes. Three-quarter red morocco and cloth, edges gilt. Shelfwear. FIRST EDITION.
2. FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. BIGELOW, JOHN. Editor. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1868. Modern brown morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. LIMITED EDITION, number 25 of 100 copies, with tipped-in etching of Franklin's House at front, captioned in pencil. Minor wear, some spotting.
3. COOK, JAMES. 1729-1779. The Exploration of Captain James Cook in the Pacific. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1957. Later blue morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey, gilt-decorated dentelles, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Minor wear.
4. DREYFUS, ALFRED. 1859-1935. Five Years of My Life. New York: McLure, Phillips & Co., 1901. Publisher's cloth gilt. Custom quarter morocco and cloth clamshell box by Asprey. Shelfwear, some browning.
5. PRESCOTT, WILLIAM HICKLING. 1796-1859. The Conquest of Mexico. London: Chatto & Windus, 1922. 2 volumes. Illustrations by Keith Henderson. Modern half red morocco and cloth by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Minor wear.
6. STONE, IRVING. 1903-1989. The Agony and the Ecstasy. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961. Later black morocco, gilt titles on spine, gilt-decorated dentelles, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by the author on the front blank. Light wear.
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