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Lot 3357

$25

Details: This lot includes the large group of U.S. revenue stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). These stamps appear on detached album and notebook sheets. A number bear reference to wine, one to playing cards, while others bear the word "documentary" or "proprietary." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This material is generally in good condition with some minor age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3358

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera relating to the 1934 Chicago World's Fair shown in the corresponding image. This collections contains numerous souvenir books, guides, brochures, booklets, etc., relating to the fair known as "Century of Progress." 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 3359

$15

Details: This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the issues of "The Graphic: An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper" (Volume 54, July to December, 1896), a periodical published in London and offering serialized fiction, articles on politics and culture, cartoons, and numerous (illustrated) advertisements. As would be expected, this periodical is lavishly illustrated, presenting full- and double page illustrations as well as in-text engravings and color reproductions, including color fold-out.
Condition / Notes: Elephant folio has completely taped covers. Binding has been reinforced. Pages are clean and crisp, with impressively clear, bright illustrations.
 
Lot 3360

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage issues of "Ebony" shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains issues from the 1960s. 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 with beautiful color 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 3361

$25

Details: This lot features bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilations featured in this lot contain issues of "The Emerald" (No. 1, May 3, 1806 to No. 12, July 19, 1806), "The Worcester Talisman: A Literary and Miscellaneous Journal" (No. 1, April 5, 1828 to No. 25, March 7, 1829) and a single issue of "The American Museum, or, Universal Magazine" (February 1792), containing an article by Benjamin Franklin entitled "The Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams."

Condition / Notes: Volume containing issues of "The Emerald" is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear. Binding is tight. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing. Volume containing "The Worcester Talisman" lacks rear board, front board is detached. Title page and first two page following index show loss of material. Text block ends at page 198.  Volume containing "The American Museum" appears to be complete in original wrappers.
 
Lot 3362

$40

Details: This lot includes the rare JFK first day covers shown in the corresponding image(s). Images on envelopes show key moments of the Kennedy presidency, tributes after his death or people/events related to the president's assassination. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved envelope is intact, with no tears, holes or creasing.
 
Lot 3363

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of some thirty antique issues of "The Literary Digest" shown in the corresponding image. This collection consists of issues from the twenties and thirties titles, with a few dating back to the World War I era. 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 with beautiful color 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 3364

$35

Details: This lot includes the antique wicker sewing basket and group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. The inside of the box lid hosts a deeply upholstered pin cushion and the original string hinges are intact. The women pouch or purse inside is also a pleasing antique item. In addition, box contains photos and letters of an Irish immigrant family to the American Midwest, dated from circa 1880 to 1920. There are also a religious medallion and two metal name tags. 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 3365

$120

Details: This lot includes the group of periodicals and serial publications relating to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains issues of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly, Harper's Weekly and material published directly for the exposition. 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.

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 3366

$15

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 3367

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Magic City: John & Jane at the World's Fair by Dorothy Aldis - Dated 1933 by Minton, Balch & Company - Illustrated by Margaret Freeman.  Book shows shelfwear, with stain to upper portion of rear board.

- Fun at the Fair: A Trip to the New York World's Fair of 1940 with Bobby and Betty by Elsie-Jean - Dated 1940 by Dodge Publishing Company - First Edition - Moisture markings appear on spine. Intact dust jacket shows small tears along edges and to spine. Taping to edges of flaps and front paste down.

- A Trip to the New York World's Fair with Bobby and Betty by Grover Whalen - Dated 1939 by Dodge Publishing Company - First Edition - This is a former library book with customary markings and additions.
 
Lot 3368

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on Southern state history shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection includes the massive volume "Encyclopedia of Southern Culture" and a first edition of William H. Davidson's "Pine Log and Greek Revival." 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 3369

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of antique issues of "The Ladies' Home Journal" shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains issues dating between 1901 and 1914. 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 with beautiful color 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 3370

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of estate books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are Carter Ratcliff's "Albert Paley in the 21st Century," "Woodland Potraits" by Jeannett Klute, the September 1962 issue of "Nude Living," and the Sotheby's Elton John auction catalogue. 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.

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 3371

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Magic City: John & Jane at the World's Fair by Dorothy Aldis - Dated 1933 by Minton, Balch & Company - Illustrated by Margaret Freeman. Book shows shelfwear, with stain to upper portion of rear board.

- Fun at the Fair: A Trip to the New York World's Fair of 1940 with Bobby and Betty by Elsie-Jean - Dated 1940 by Dodge Publishing Company - First Edition - Moisture markings appear on spine. Intact dust jacket shows small tears along edges and to spine. Taping to edges of flaps and front paste down.

- A Trip to the New York World's Fair with Bobby and Betty by Grover Whalen - Dated 1939 by Dodge Publishing Company - First Edition - This is a former library book with customary markings and additions.
 
Lot 3372

$50

Details: This lot is part of a large collection of vintage and antique envelopes and other items bearing postage and/or cancels. The items are American as well as international and include postcards, envelopes, advertising, etc.
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 3373

$10

Details: This lot includes the JFK first day cover with original signature of Officer Maurice N. McDonald shown in the corresponding image(s).

Maurice N. McDonald was the Dallas police officer who arrested Lee Harvey Oswald little more than an hour after the November 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Officer McDonald arrived at Dealey Plaza minutes after Kennedy was shot. Shortly afterward, he was sent to a movie theater w a suspicious person had been reported. As Officer McDonald approached the suspect in the darkened theater, Oswald rose from his seat and struck him, then pushed a pistol into the officer's abdomen and pulled the trigger. The gun's hammer was blocked by the flesh of Officer McDonald's palm. Oswald, who was not linked to the Kennedy assassination until later that day, was shot to death two days later while in police custody by a nightclub owner, Jack Ruby. A second Dallas officer, J. D. Tippit, whom Oswald is suspected of killing shortly after shooting the President, was Officer McDonald's lockermate at police headquarters.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved envelope is intact, with no tears, holes or creasing.
 
Lot 3374

$25
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, Publishers - 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 3375

$175

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray women, some of which are college related, some offer images of fashionable women, a few show bathers, and still others pertain to entertainment of the stage or screen. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 150 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 3376

$400

Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage American political campaign ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the items in this collection are numerous campaign buttons bearing the names and/or likeness of such historical figures as McKinley, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Hoover, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower. Included as well are a framed color flyer featuring William Jennings Bryan from 1900, commemorative coins, and cloth banners, among other rare objects of Americana. 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 3377

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Our Katie by uncredited author - Dated Unknown by American Tract Society
- Philip Garland; or, Love One Another by uncredited author - Dated 1853 by American Baptist Publication Society - Title page is detached.
- The Withered Brached Revived. From "Gathered Fragments." by John A. Clark - Dated Unknown by American Tract Society
- The Scrap Book/Bible Pictures/Sea-Side Pictures/The Picture Teacher by uncredited author - Dated Unknown by The Religious Tract Society
- Kind Words for His Young Friends by Uncle William - Dated Unknown by Presbyterian Board of Publication - Moisture markings to rear board and pages.
 
Lot 3378

$45

Details: This lot features bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilations featured in this lot contain issues of "Meehan's Monthly: A Magazine of Horticulture, Botany and Kindred Subjects," edited by Thomas Meehan, comprising volumes 1 and 2 bound as one and volume 10 bound individually. The issues in the first volume date from 1891-1892 and contain 11 of 18 colored lithographs and "numerous copper and wood engravings." Volume 10 is dated 1900 and contains 9 of 12 colored lithographs and numerous engravings.
Condition / Notes: Oder volume is bound in three-quarter leather and shows external wear. Binding is detached between preface and initial page of table of contents. Final page of table of contents and initial color plate and attached pages 17 and 18 are detached. Gilt-edged pages are clean and unmarked, with bright plates. Second volume is cloth bound, binding is tight and gilt-edged pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 3379

$100

Details: This lot includes the pair of license plate attachments shown in the corresponding image(s). These served to indicate support of the political campaigns of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and of his opponent Wendell Lewis Willkie, Republican Party nominee for the president in 1940. Among the titles in this collection are To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: The plate attachment for the FDR campaign shows substantial wear, that of Willkie seems not to have been used and is in much better condition.
 
Lot 3380

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of World War I ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains letters and military documents of an American soldier wounded in action in France. There are 8 original letters & military documents dating from the years 1916-1919, a circa 1920 photostat of military records, and a newspaper article from the Orange Mass. Enterprise Journal, 1918, describing his experiences. 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 3381

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of canceled letter shown in the corresponding image(s). Writing at top margin indicates sender to have been P. McGill & Co. of Montreal. The date of August 3, 1942 appears underneath city of origin. Letter is addressed to a D. S. Kennedy, residing at No. 42 (illegible word) St. in New York. Cancel appears to the left of address with the number 150 (or 50 with slash corresponding to a similar mark at opposite end of mid-section) written over a portion of the address. The world "paid" has been stamped twice. Reverse side bears no writing. Consignor attached note to this piece stating simply "Extraordinary rates." The number To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved antique envelope shows loss of material at top and bottom margins and creases from folds.
 
Lot 3382

$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 3383

$15

Details: This lot includes the large collection of stamps from European countries shown in the corresponding image(s). These stamps are from Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Bulgaria, Romania, and Finland. Included in this group are a number of stamps from Turkey. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Stamps are preserved in a "collector's stock books" and albums which show external wear.
 
Lot 3384

$45
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, Publishers - 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 3385

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Voyage of a Naturalist round the World in H. M. S. "Beagle" by Charles Darwin - Dated Unknown by George Routledge & Sons, Limited Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - The Works of Charles Darwin. Volume I.

- The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication by Charles Darwin - Dated 1899 by John Murray Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No - Eight Impression of the Second Edition, Revised. Antique volume is bound in blindstamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Binding is tight. Interiors are clean.

- The Power of Movement in Plants by Charles Darwin - Dated 1897 by D. Appleton and Company - Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Book shows light external wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Title page shows ragged fore edge.
 
Lot 3386

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage Bobbsey Twins titles shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this collection have intact illustrated dust jackets 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. All of these books bear previous owners' signatures and/or markings to front endpapers.
 
Lot 3387

$15

Details: This lot includes the type-written original script of the musical comedy "Bye Bye Birdie" shown in the corresponding image. The original cast, including Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, Paul Lynde, Charles Nelson Reilly, is listed. Statements at the bottom of title page indicate this copy to have been the property of Tams-Witmark Music Library in New York City.
Condition / Notes: Covers show light shelfwear. Marginalia in pencil to several pages.
 
Lot 3388

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of "The Etude" music magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 23 magazines in this lot, dated in the 1920's and 1930's. Many of these volumes have beautiful color front covers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines are generally in good condition, with some age/wear such as chipping at spine.
 
Lot 3389

$15

Title: Drawing of a Female with Glasses
Artist: Jerome Witkin
Medium: Drawing
Features: Original
Width: 18.25" Height: 24.25"
Condition / Notes: Drawing on is in excellent condition. Drawing is shrink wrapped onto board.
 
Lot 3390

$15

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 Elizabeth Kostova, Ed McBain, and Dan Simmons, 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 3391

$275

Title: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare with Annotations and a General Introduction by Sidney Lee
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon." His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.

Editor: Sidney Lee - Sir Sidney Lee was an English biographer and critic. He was born Solomon Lazarus Lee at 12 Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London and educated at the City of London School and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated in modern history in 1882. In the next year he became assistant-editor of the "Dictionary of National Biography." In 1890 he became joint editor, and on the retirement of Sir Leslie Stephen in 1891 succeeded him as editor.

Lee himself contributed voluminously to the Dictionary, writing some 800 articles, mainly on Elizabethan authors or statesmen. His sister Elizabeth Lee also contributed. While still at Balliol he had written two articles on Shakespearean questions, which were printed in The Gentleman's Magazine, and in 1884 he published a book about Stratford-on-Avon. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume (1897) of the "Dictionary of National Biography" formed the basis of his "Life of William Shakespeare" (1898), which reached its fifth edition in 1905.

In 1902, Lee edited the Oxford facsimile edition of the first folio of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies, followed in 1902 and 1904 by supplementary volumes giving details of extant copies, and in 1906 by a complete edition of Shakespeare's works.

Lee received a knighthood in 1911. Between 1913-24 he was Professor of English Literature and Language at East London College, what is now Queen Mary, University of London.

Besides editions of English classics his works include a "Life of Queen Victoria" (1902), "Great Englishmen of the Sixteenth century" (1904), based on his Lowell Institute lectures at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1903, "Shakespeare and the Modern Stage" (1906), and "King Edward VII, a Biography" (1925).
Publisher: George D. Sproul
City: New York
Year: 1907-1909
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 40 Complete: No
Width: 9" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: One of 250 sets of the Editor's Autograph Edition of the University Press Shakespeare, signed by Sidney Lee at the end of the General Introduction.

Each volume with a Special Introduction by one of many authors including Richard Garnett, Andrew Lang, Alice Meynell, Austin Dobson, Maurice Hewlitt, Algernon Swinburne, Arthur Symons, Henry James, George Santayana, et al. Each volume with a frontispiece print of an original work by one of many artists including Walter West, John Collier, Frank Brangwyn, Bryan Shaw, Paul Woodroffe, Arthur Rackham, et al.

Texts are distributed in the following manner: 1. The comedy of errors --2. The two gentlemen of Verona --3. Love's labour's lost --4. The merchant of Venice --5. All's well that ends well --6. A midsummer night's dream --7. The taming of the shrew --8. The merry wives of Windsor --9. Much ado about nothing --10. As you like it --11. Twelfth Night; or, what you will --12. Measure for measure --13. Pericles, Prince of Tyre --14. Cymbeline --15. The winter's tale --16. The tempest --17-19. King Henry VI, pts. 1-3 --20. King Richard III --21. King Richard II --22. King John --23-24. King Henry IV, pts. 1-2 --25. King Henry V --26. King Henry VIII --27. Romeo and Juliet --28. Titus Andronicus --29. Julius Caesar --30. Hamlet --31. Troilus and Cressida --32. Othello --33. Macbeth --34. King Lear --35. Timon of Athens --36. Antony and Cleopatra --37. Coriolanus --38. Sonnets --39. Poems I --40. Poems II ; Index to proper names and songs ; Glossary.

Condition / Notes: This is a rare limited edition signed by editor Sidney Lee. Quarto-volume set is bound in blue spine cloth over paper-covered boards, with paper spine labels. Books show external age/wear, with fading to labels and chipping and/or loss of material at ends and/or edges of spines. Some dampness markings are also visible on on spines of several volumes. Outside corners are bumped and show fraying. Volumes are tightly bound. Clean and bright pages are printed on heavy handmade paper. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces.  This number 139 of 250 for sale in America and England.
 
Lot 3392

$80

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 Michael Connelly, John Grisham, and Carol Goodman, 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 3393

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of home and interior design magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are "Modern Homemaking," "Good Housekeeping," "Home Arts," "Interior Design and Decoration," and "Country Life in America." There are approximately 17 pieces in this lot, which includes a hardcover compilation of "Country Life." The magazines in this lot are dated from the 1910s to the 1940s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The condition of this material varies. Some volumes show chipping and/or loss, and may have detached covers or pages, among other age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3394

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the JFK first day cover with original signature of John J. McCloy shown in the corresponding image(s). McCloy was a member of the Warren Commission. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved envelope is intact, with no tears, holes or creasing.
 
Lot 3395

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray a variety of themes such as New York state, Easter, Christmas, and American history. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, 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: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3396

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "First Meridian" by L. H. Sigourney, "Spina Christi: Musings in Holy Week, or 'Thorns Compose a Saviour's Crown.'" and "Strong Consolation; or, the Penitent Sinner Encouraged" by J. K. Foster. 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.
 
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