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March 6, 2010: Book Auction

This received from Jan Carver of the Ammonoosuc River Auction Company 3247 Route 302 Lisbon, NH  03585. 603-444-1136:

"Saturday, March 6 at 10am, we'll sell 200+ old books, including very many antique books in excellent condition.  All books are being sold for a local North Country family…liquidating a parent's home and family collection, which spans 100+ years. We'll also sell a large collection of old White Mountains, NH postcards, including one lot with approximately 175 unique cards.
Special note:  the sale will also include an 1872 autograph book of the 42nd Congress of the U.S., with 70+ signatures including President Ulysses S. Grant, later president James Garfield, and many NH and New England representatives.  A printable list of all signatures and titles that we could identify is available at www.amriverauction. We've only posted pictures of a few of the books, but are happy to photograph any for review of condition, by request.

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One Response to “March 6, 2010: Book Auction”

  1. Frances Madeson Says:

    That really is magnificent. It reminds me of Voltaire's portfolio owned by the Morgan but recently on exhibit in the NYPL's Candide 250 Year Anniversary Exhibit. Someone will be very lucky to have that beautiful artifact. What are its dimensions?

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