Lot 1094
Three 19th Century Biographical Works
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
To include: Lempriere's Universal Biography (New York: R. Lockwood, 1825), 2 volumes, octavo, full calf with gilt (normal shelf wear, good conition); Marshall, John. The Life of George Washington (Philadelphia: James Crissy, 1836), 2 volumes, octavo, full calf with gilt on spine, marbled endpapers (wear to boards; moderate foxing; good condition overall); Abbott, John, S. C. The History of Napoleon Bonaparte (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855), 2 volumes, quarto, full calf with gilt title plates on spine (Wear to boards; cover on Vol. II split at hinge, but still bound. Fair condition).

Largest 10 x 7 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.