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National Book Auction in Ithaca on Sunday

National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, hosted an auction on September 19, 2010 at their Finger Lakes Region gallery. The 400+ lot auction featured an assortment of collectible books, multiple celebrity signatures, limited edition artwork and two books featuring Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a leading figure in women’s rights; “The Woman’s Bible” (1898) by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, author-signed & inscribed alongside “Woman and Her Relation to the Church or Canon Law for Women” (1902) by Harriet M. Closz also signed by Cady Stanton.“The Woman’s Bible” is bound in original paper wrappers, and is a scarce women’s rights work inscribed and signed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman’s movement. The small book fetched a $4,500 (plus buyer’s premium) hammer price.The second important volume sold, “Woman and Her Relation to the Church or Canon Law for Women” is an antique volume on women’s relations to the church and is an extremely rare volume inscribed and signed by Cady Stanton. The inscription is handwritten on the page opposite of the title page and continued onto the opposite side of the title page. The book realized a $1,500 hammer price (plus buyer’s premium).Also noteworthy was a 1933 limited, first edition copy of “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” by Ernest Hemingway (House of Books, Ltd). Bound in crimson cloth with gilt embossing along the spine and black embossing on the front board and in a tissue-paper dust jacket, this antique volume is a scarce limited, numbered, first edition volume of this short work by acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway. The small book fetched a $550 hammer price (plus buyer’s premium).A copy of “Done in the Open” (1902) featuring drawings by Frederic Remington, with an introduction by Owen Wister had a realized price of $800 (plus buyers premium). Bound in large, suede-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce limited, artist-signed collection of Western-themed drawings by Frederic Remington, with an introduction and verses by Owen Wister. This volume is number 119 of 250 signed copies. The drawings depict Native Americans, cowboys, hunters, 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 auction gallery has two planned auctions in October, with the first of two scheduled for October 3rd. For more information, please contact David Hall at 607-269-0101 or email mail@nationalbookauctions.com.

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