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First 36 volumes of the Lakeside Classics

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Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000
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Title: First 36 volumes of the Lakeside Classics Author: ** Place: Chicago Publisher: Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley & Sons Date: 1903-1938 Description: 36 volumes. 6¾x4¼, original dark green or red cloth, top edges gilt. The first thirty-six volumes of the Lakeside Classics series. These volumes were given as gifts to friends and employees of the Lakeside Press at Christmastime. Lakeside Press is exceptionally important in American printing history, being instrumental in the development of inexpensive paperbacks and of high speed printing. Their manifesto is printed in the introduction to the first volume in this series: "The entire production [of this book] type-setting, electrotyping, binding, and even ink-making--was made possible by the complete facilities of the plant," and asserts that machine-made books are not a crime against art, because they are useful and progressive. Fittingly, the first book in the series is The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Complete list: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. * Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from Washington to Lincoln. * Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from Johnson to Roosevelt. * Penn's Fruits of Solitude. * Memorable American Speeches I: The Colonial Period. * Memorable American Speeches II: Democracy and Nationality. * Memorable American Speeches III: Slavery. * Memorable American Speeches IV: Secession, War, Reconstruction. * The Autobiography of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard. * Reminiscences of Early Chicago. * Reminiscences of Chicago during the Forties and Fifties. * Reminiscences of Chicago During the Civil War. * Reminiscences of Chicago During the Great Fire. * Life of Black Hawk. * The Indian Captivity of O.M. Spencer. * Pictures of Illinois One Hundred Years Ago. * A Woman’s Story of Pioneer Illinois. * The Conquest of the Illinois. * Alexander Henry’s Travels and Adventures. * John Long’s Voyages and Travels. * Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River. * The Fur Hunters of the Far West. * The Southwestern Expedition of Zebulon M. Pike. * The Commerce of the Prairies by Josiah Gregg. * Death Valley in ’49 by William L. Manly. * Bidwell's Echoes of the Past / Steele's In Camp and Cabin. * Kendall's Texan Santa Fe Expedition. * Pattie's Personal Narrative. * Alexander Mackenzie's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean in 1793. * Wau-Bun, The "Early Day" in the North West by Mrs. John H. Kinzie. * Forty Years a Fur Trader by Charles Larpenteur. * Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard. Kit Carson's Autobiography. * A True Picture of Emigration by Rebecca Burlend. The Bark Covered House by William Nowlin. The Border and the Buffalo by John R. Cook. Together, 36 volumes. Lot Amendments Condition: Some light wear at edges and ends; overall very good. Item number: 210596

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 441: Americana - Travel & Exploration - Maps & Atlases
Date of the auction: 18 Nov 2010
Address: PBA Galleries
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