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Lot 3001

$175

Title: The Stonemason: A Play in Five Acts
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: The Ecco Press
City: Hopewell, New Jersey
Year: 1994
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 133 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This play focuses on the tribulations of the Telfair family over a three year period. The story is told by monologues of the character Ben Telfair, a 32-year-old third generation stonemason. Two acts are taken up to provide back story which involves Ben's choice to not go to college and take up the family business of stonemasonry

Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black cloth-backed gray boards, with silver lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and crisp. Cloth-covered slipcase shows light shelfwear, with spotting to one side. This is number 250 of 350 boxed copies. Numbered and signed on limitation page by Cormac McCarthy.
 
Lot 3002

$1,050

Title: Library of the Civil War
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Easton Press
City: Norwalk, Connecticut
Year: 1996-1998
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 36 Complete: No
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: De Luxe edition of this history of the Civil War with contributions by eminent historians.

List of titles: 1. 4 vol R. E. Lee: A Biography, Douglas Southall Freeman. 2. 3 vol The Civil War: A narrative, Shelby Foote. 3. 3 vol Civil War Trilogy: A Stillness at Appomattox, Mr. Lincoln's Army, Glory Road, Bruce Catton. 4. 2 vol Mary Chesnut's Civil War, Edited by C. Vann Woodward. 5. 2 vol The gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command, Edwin B. Coddington. 6. 2 vol Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, James M. McPherson. 7. 2 vol The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Jefferson Davis. 8. Personal memoirs of U. S. Grant, Edited with notes and an introduction by E. B. Long. 9. This Terrible Sound: The battle of Chickamauga, Peter Cozzens. 10. Sheridan in the Shenandoah: Jubal Early's Nemesis, Edward J. Stackpole . 11. Fiasco at Fredericksburg, Vorin E. Whan, Jr. 12. The Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier of the Union, Bell Irvin Wiley. 13. Memoirs of general William T. Sherman, two volumes complete in one. 14. Jefferson Davis: The Man and his Hour, William C. Davis. 15. The Gleam of Bayonets: The Battle of Antietam and the Maryland Campaign of 1862. 16. Mighty Stonewall, Frank E. Vandiver. 17. Battle at Bull Run: A History of the First Major Campaign of the Civil War, William C. Davis. 18. To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign, Stephen W. Sears. 19. The Web of Victory: Grant at Vicksburg, Earl Schenck Miers. 20. Chancellorsville 1863: The Soul of the Brave, Ernest B. Furgurson. 21. Why the Confederacy Lost, Edited by Gabor S. Boritt. 22. Fort Henry and Donelson: The Key to the Confederate Heartland, Benjamin Franklin Cooling. 23. Partners in Command: The Relationshipd Between Leaders in the Civil War, Joseph T Glatthaar. 24. The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy, Bell Irvin Wiley.

Condition / Notes: Handsome deluxe set is bound in full blue leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs showing Civil War figures and/or motifs. Books are in excellent condition. Endpapers show satin finish. Bookplates issued by publisher appear on front pastedowns. Printed on specially milled archival-quality paper. Pages have gilt edges. Profusely illustrated with maps, photographs, drawings and color plates. Each volume has a satin ribbon marker.
 
Lot 3003

$100

Details: This lot includes the baseball signed by several New York Yankees players shown in the corresponding image(s). This baseball is thought to be signed during spring training in either 1987 or 1988. Some players whose signatures are included are Don Mattingly, Jose Rijo, and Charles Hudson, among others. This Wilson brand baseball is enclosed in a plastic sphere case with a gold toned base. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This item is generally in good condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3004

$250

Details: This lot includes the antique Lincoln Hamlin campaign button shown in the corresponding image(s). This 1860 Campaign button measures approximately an inch in diameter, captions around the brass frame that hold the images read "Abraham Lincoln 1860" on the side and "Hannibal Hamlin 1860" on the side. Pictures show wear and loss, with Lincoln's face only partially visible. Picture on Hamlin side is quite blurry. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 3005

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of rare antique Roman State postage and cancels shown in the corresponding image(s). One of these letters is addressed to an official in Mexico. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These letters have been carefully preserved in plastic pockets.
 
Lot 3006

$325

Title: Plantation Sketches
Author: J. Campbell Phillips
Publisher: R. H. Russell, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 15" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of these 29 prints of J. Campbell Phillips sketches of African-Americans in the southern United States. Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear concentrated at extremities. Pictorial front board shows nicely. Volume is solidly bound. Pages are clean and bright, showing a small number of closed tears to edges.
 
Lot 3007

$200

Title: Memoirs of the Civil War Generals
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Easton Press
City: Norwalk, Connecticut
Year: 2005
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: No
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Collector's Edition. This six-volume set contains: Jubal A. Early: Memoirs; Robert E. Lee: Memoirs; James Longstreet: From Manassas to Appomattox; Joshua L. Chamberlain: Bayonet Forward; William T. Sherman: Memoirs; Ulysses S. Grant: Personal Memoirs.
Condition / Notes: Handsome deluxe set is bound in full dark gray leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs. Books are in excellent condition. Endpapers show satin finish. Pages have gilt edges. Illustrated with maps and plates. Each volume has a satin ribbon place holder. With exception of Lee memoirs, set is still sealed in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 3008

$375

Title: Something Wicked This Way Comes
Author: Ray Bradbury - Ray Douglas Bradbury is an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Best known for his dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451" (1953) and for the science fiction stories gathered together as "The Martian Chronicles" (1950) and "The Illustrated Man" (1951), Bradbury is one of the most celebrated among 20th and 21st century American writers of speculative fiction. Many of Bradbury's works have been adapted into television shows or films.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 317 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: A novel about two 13-year-old boys, Jim Nightshade and William Halloway, who have a harrowing experience with a nightmarish traveling carnival that comes to their Midwestern town one October. The carnival's leader is the mysterious "Mr. Dark" who bears a tattoo for each person who, lured by the offer to live out his secret fantasies, has become bound in service to the carnival. Mr. Dark's malevolent presence is countered by that of Will's father, Charles Halloway, who harbors his own secret desire to regain his youth.  The novel combines elements of fantasy and horror, analyzing the conflicting natures of good and evil, and on how they come into play between the characters and the carnival. Unlike many of Bradbury's other works, including the tangentially related "Dandelion Wine," which is a collection of loosely related short stories, "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is a full-length novel.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved volume bound in yellow cloth with stamped black lettering. Binding it tight. Interior is clean and bright. Price-clipped dust jacket shows only very minor wear at tips of spine cover and outside edges.
 
Lot 3009

$100

Details: This lot includes the antique Italian letter shown in the corresponding image(s). This folded letter, bearing a "stafetta" marking, is dated 1450 and was sent from Rome to Venice. The carriers were from Bergamo and later organized the "CFC" Compagne fra Corrieri. These covers offer a variety of markings and date from the late nineteenth century. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Letter and cover are remarkably well preserved. Letter measures approximately 8.5" x 12.25", cover 8" x 6". Cover shows small hole at center, not affecting text. No other tear or puncture is apparent.
 
Lot 3010

$475

Title: The Killer Angels: A Novel
Author: Michael Shaara - Michael Shaara was an American writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. He was born to Italian immigrant parents (the family name was originally spelled Sciarra, which in Italian is pronounced the same way) in Jersey City, New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University in 1951, and served as a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne division prior to the Korean War.

Before Shaara began selling science fiction stories to fiction magazines in the 1950s, he was an amateur boxer and police officer. He later taught literature at Florida State University while continuing to write fiction. The stress of this and his smoking caused him to have a heart attack at the early age of 36; from which he fully recovered. His novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, "The Killer Angels," won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. Shaara died of another heart attack in 1988. Today there is a Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction, established by his son Jeffrey Shaara, awarded yearly at Gettysburg College.

Publisher: David McKay Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1974
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/374 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-inscribed second printing of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Eric & Dick / Hope to see you again - / - a bit sooner -. / Michael Shaara / Dec. 3, 1974." Volume is bound in two-tone blue gray cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Crisp pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with maps.  Intact dust jacket shows tear at lower left-hand corner of front panel and small tears at edges and outside corners.
 
Lot 3011

$10

Details: This lot includes the large collection of international stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). These stamps are from Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaya, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, The Netherlands, Portugal. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Stamps are preserved in two ring-bound folders.
 
Lot 3012

$25

Title: Commemorative Anthology
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Swordsman Publishing Company
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1964
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this title. This is number 69 of 375. Volume is bound in three-quarter leather. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and unmarked. Illustrated with a photographic portrait of President John F. Kennedy and plates. Dust jacket is intact.
 
Lot 3013

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of art exhibit posters shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains posters announcing the work of artists such as Max Ernst, Bruce Nauman, Ramon Santiago (signed by the artist) and a poster entitled "Haitian Masters."

This lot comes from the collection of Charles Rand Penney of Lockport, New York, considered one of the great American collectors of the Twentieth Century. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1923, Penney acquired his BA from Yale University in 1965, a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1951, and in 1995 he was honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the State University of New York for his life-long support for the arts. Dr. Penney received many other awards for his continuing contributions in this field.

Dr. Penney began collecting art by Western New Yorkers in the mid-30's, eventually collecting more than 100,000 objects that he kept and researched in his own home. Dr. Penney loaned his artwork extensively throughout Western New York and the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, he donated his collection of Western New York art to the Burchfield Art Center at Buffalo State College. As a result, the center was renamed the Burchfield-Penney Art Center to memorialize his generous and landmark donation.

Condition / Notes: Posters are well preserved, and show no tears, punctures or creasing.
 
Lot 3014

$325

Details: This lot includes the group of four antique Indian paintings shown in the corresponding image. These late nineteenth-century works are preserved in heavy stock mattes and backings. Present in this collection are portraits of Krishna, Jaja Sur Singh of Jodhpone (who ascended to the throne in 1594 and ruled until his death in 1619), and a depiction of a musical scene. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Matting and one of the paintings show taping at edges. Works are otherwise well preserved and show bright colors.
 
Lot 3015

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is from World Fairs, expositions and conferences. It includes a large fold-out map of the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 (a supplement to Harper's Weekly), a booklet from the "Society of Illustrators 1939: 37th Annual Exhibition," postcards from the New York World's Fair of 1939, and a "World's Fair through Camera: Snapshots by an Artist." dated 1893. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3016

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Norwood; or, Village Life in New England by Henry Ward Beecher - Dated 1868 by Charles Scribner & Company
- Inez: A Tale of the Alamo by uncredited author - Dated 1855 by Harper & Brothers - Boards show water damage, staining throughout text block.
- Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas; or, the Marvelous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil, His Servant, and Ned Land, a Canadian Harpooner by Jules Verne - Dated Unknown by The F. M. Lupton Publishing Company
- The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter - Dated Unknown by Thomas Y. Crowell Company
- Ways and Means by Margaret Vandegrift - Dated 1886 by Porter & Coates
 
Lot 3017

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of rare antique Roman State postage and cancels shown in the corresponding image(s). These letters were sent to addressees in Florence and Paris. with the third destination unknown. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These letters have been carefully preserved in plastic pockets and a glassine envelope.
 
Lot 3018

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera relating to the Columbian exposition shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection is the booklet " The White City by Lake Michigan: A Souvenir in Albertype" (1893) and a postal cover entitled "The World's Columbian Exposition Official Souvenir U. S. Postals." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

This lot comes from the collection of Charles Rand Penney of Lockport, New York, considered one of the great American collectors of the Twentieth Century. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1923, Penney acquired his BA from Yale University in 1965, a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1951, and in 1995 he was honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the State University of New York for his life-long support for the arts. Dr. Penney received many other awards for his continuing contributions in this field.

Dr. Penney began collecting art by Western New Yorkers in the mid-30's, eventually collecting more than 100,000 objects that he kept and researched in his own home. Dr. Penney loaned his artwork extensively throughout Western New York and the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, he donated his collection of Western New York art to the Burchfield Art Center at Buffalo State College. As a result, the center was renamed the Burchfield-Penney Art Center to memorialize his generous and landmark donation.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3019

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of artistic works shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of vintage and antique art, prints, lithographs, engravings, caricatures, etc. Included in this collection is a drawing given to GI leaving Italy in 1945, a book on the Library of Congress mural paintings, and two framed pieces. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 3020

$110

Title: Portrait of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth
Artist:
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Original
Width: 17.75" Height: 21.75"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Matted lithograph is well preserved in wooden frame.
 
Lot 3021

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of music-related ephemera and books shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a leather-bound songbook dating to circa 1800, a leather-bound volume containing a compilation of sheet music, a book containing Liszt's Hungarian rhapsodies, an assortment of booklets containing Christmas carols, and books containing piano pieces. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3022

$10

Details: This lot includes the issue of the French monthly "L'Indicateur Maritime Universel," dated October 1880. This self-described organ of the official services of the world shipping lines offers: "First. The full particulars of all the lines of Ocean Steamers, as well as of the Seas, Rivers, and Lakes, in a form adapted for easy reference, and compiled with the most scrupulous exactitude; rates of passage of all classes, times of arrival and departure, with an Index of all Stations on the route, tables of distances, names of vessels, with their tonnage and horse-power, and the minute details so necessary to the traveler, so arranged as to be seen at a glance. Second. The agreement of all the Marine Services of Europe and the Globe uniting the Ocean and internal navigation. Third. The alphabetical List of Ports and Places, both large and small, of both the seas and rivers. Fourth. The List of the Sailing and Steam Vessels, loading at the principal ports, with the rates of freight for e each destination. Fifth. A Geographical Chart, showing the track of different Companies to all parts of the world."

Contains, among other things, list of services of the large shipping companies, a table with monetary exchange rates, maritime stock listings, as well as several illustrated advertisements.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved periodical has age-toned pages with minor chipping at edges.
 
Lot 3023

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Jeff Shaara, Dorothy Allison, and Louise Ure, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 3024

$25

Title: Letters to a Djinn
Author: Grace Zaring Stone - Grace Zaring Stone was an American novelist and short story writer. She is perhaps best known for having three of her novels made into films: "The Bitter Tea of General Yen," "Winter Meeting," and "Escape." She also used the pseudonym of Ethel Vance.
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 258 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is the author's debut novel.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this title. Antique volume bound in blue cloth with stamped orange lettering and decorative design to spine and front cover. Volume shows mild shelfwear, with tiny markings to spine and small stain near bottom outside corner of front cover. Binding is tight. Small markings and annotation in pencil appear on front endpaper. Light spotting is visible on preliminary page, title page and first few pages following title page, as well as on edges. Most pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 3025

$20

Details: This lot includes the massive collection of first day covers shown in the corresponding image. This material contains postage stamps and/or pictorial designs commemorating historical events or figures. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3026

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The English Version of the Polyglott Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, with the Marginal Readings and a Full and Original Selection of References to Parallel and Illustrative Passages, Arranged in a Manner Hitherto Unattempted; etc., etc. by Philip Doddridge, Joseph A. Warne, James Macknight - Dated 1843 by Peabody & Daniel, and D. Kimball
- Scripture Biography; or, the Lives and Characters of the Principal Personages, Recorded in the Sacred Writings, Practically Adapted to the Instruction of Private Families by John Watkins - Dated 1810 by Simpson & Lindsay
- "Thirty Years in Hell" or "From Darkness to Light" by Bernard Fresenborg - Dated Unknown by North-American Book House
- Examination of Juadaism, Christianity, and Mohammedanism: Being Five Hundred Pages from Vol. II of "The Gods and Religions of Ancient and Modern Times" by D. M. Bennett - Dated c.1880 by D. M. Bennett, Liberal Publisher
- A Memoir of Mrs. Harriet Wadsworth Winslow, Combining a Sketch of the Ceylon Mission by Miron Winslow - Dated 1835 by Leavitt, Lord & Co. - First Edition.
- Memoir of Mrs. Sarah L. Huntington Smith, Late of the American Mission in Syria by Edward W. Hooker - Dated 1845 by American Tract Society.
 
Lot 3027

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique art shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of prints, lithographs and engravings. Included in this collection is a 1953 reproduction of a series of 24 engravings by Stradanus in the early 1580's (published by Burndy Library), as well as a large boxed group of a Rockwell print entitled "An Orange Crush." Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3028

$80

Title: Art and Architecture: The Art
Author: William Walton
Publisher: George Barrie & Son
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 102 pages plus plates
Width: 12.25" Height: 17"
Condition / Notes: Antique elephant folio bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, and stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to front cover. Book shows external wear, with cracking beginning to appear along edges of spine and some rubbing to covers. Minor loss of material to bottom outside corner of front board. Binding has been reinforced. Endpapers show light soiling along edges. Very minor chipping to bottom outside corners of initial pages and frontispiece and closed tear at bottom edge of plate. Faint water markings can be seen at bottom edge of final pages. Otherwise pages are clean and unmarked, with in-text illustrations and tissue-protected b&w and color plates that are clear and bright. Photogravure frontispiece etching of "The Pickwick Club."

This lot comes from the collection of Charles Rand Penney of Lockport, New York, considered one of the great American collectors of the Twentieth Century. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1923, Penney acquired his BA from Yale University in 1965, a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1951, and in 1995 he was honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the State University of New York for his life-long support for the arts. Dr. Penney received many other awards for his continuing contributions in this field.

Dr. Penney began collecting art by Western New Yorkers in the mid-30's, eventually collecting more than 100,000 objects that he kept and researched in his own home. Dr. Penney loaned his artwork extensively throughout Western New York and the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, he donated his collection of Western New York art to the Burchfield Art Center at Buffalo State College. As a result, the center was renamed the Burchfield-Penney Art Center to memorialize his generous and landmark donation.
 
Lot 3029

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles included in this collection are a first printing of Joan Baez's memoir "A Voice To Sing with" and a first edition of William F. Buckley's novel "Stained Glass." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are in very good condition.
 
Lot 3030

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of magazines, photographs, and other ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes several issues of "Click" magazine, one of which has the Dionne Quintuplets on the cover, and some military-related items, such as some issues of "Army Navy Journal" and "The National Guardsman," as well as a collection of pins and medals. This lot also includes some correspondence, among which is a collection of correspondence from 1941, some of which are love letters. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3031

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): romance, popular songs. There are approximately 60 individual music pieces in this lot, many of which have beautiful color front covers. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - please review our entire catalog to see other similar lots.

Condition / Notes: The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 3032

$130

Title: The Lakeside Classics
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1956-1977
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 20 Complete: No
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and publisher's stamp to front cover. Books are in excellent condition. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front endpaper of a small number of volumes (in some of these bookplate has detached). Pages are clean and bright. Volumes have gilt top edges. Illustrated with photographs and maps.
 
Lot 3033

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" in a 1948 edition by The Baker Street Irregulars, Inc. Publishers and "Profile by Gaslight: An Irregular Reader about the Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" edited by Edgar W. Smith. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3034

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray Easter themes, some of which portray chicks, bunnies, roosters, floral arrangements, and the cross. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 200 postcards included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These postcards are generally in good condition with light age/wear. The postcards are carefully stored in individual plastic sleeves.
 
Lot 3035

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazines shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains the following titles: The Knickerbocker or New York Monthly Magazine (issue dates range from 1848-1856), The Water Lily, The National Protestant Reporter (June 1851), The U.S. Monthly Magazine (Sept. 1882, with loss of material to final pages), The Delineator: A Journal of Fashion, Culture and Fine Arts (October 1894), Clips (1895), Gems of Art and Literature from the Illustrated Magazine (1855) and issues of Harper's Weekly and Collier's Weekly from the late 1800's. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines show very nicely, often with striking front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.
 
Lot 3036

$10

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the large group of first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These volumes are generally in excellent condition, with only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket.
 
Lot 3037

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Cousin Alice: A Memoir of Alice B. Haven by uncredited author - Dated 1866 by D. Appleton and Company
- Report of Special Committee To Investigate the Indian Problem of the State of New York, Appointed by the Assembly of 1888 by uncredited author - Dated 1889 by The Troy Press Company, Publishers
- History of Whiteside County, Illinois, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time; with Numerous Biographical and Family Sketches edited by Charles Bent - Dated 1877 by Self-published
- Scenic America: The Beauties of the Western Hemisphere. by John L. Stoddard - Dated Unknown by The Werner Company
 
Lot 3038

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of souvenir booklets and vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray means of transportation and offer images of travel that include depictions of popular tourist destinations, landmark sites, views of cities and highways. Souvenir booklets contain views of cities, states and landmarks. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are 23 souvenir booklets and approximately 100 postcards included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These postcards are generally in good condition with light age/wear. The postcards are carefully stored in individual plastic sleeves.
 
Lot 3039

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Elmore Leonard, Sonny Brewer, and John Fusco, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. A few volumes show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
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