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Lot 3120

$50

Title: Photographs of the World's Fair: An Elaborate Collection of Photographs of the Buildings, Grounds and Exhibits of the World's Columbian Exposition with a Special Description of the Famous Midway Plaisance
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Werner Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 351 pages
Width: 14" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows wear concentrated at extremities. Front hinge is cracked. Pages are clean and unmarked, with bright full-page photographic plates.

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 3121

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of art & ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a folio volume containing issues of "The International Gallery" published by George Barrie and dated 1886, a folio volume entitled "L'art populaire en Europe: receueil de 132 planches dont 100 en coleurs, 2100 documents concernant l'ornementation." published by A. Calavas (Paris) and dated 1927. There are also a number of loose plates, depicting scenes from French culture and history. 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 3122

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique railroad ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material contains original correspondence on railroad industry letterheads, as well as various time tables. 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 3123

$30

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 3124

$45

Title: Geschicte der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika
Author: Benson J. Lossing, J. A. Spencer
Publisher: Johnson, Wilson & Company
City: New York
Year: 1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No
Width: 8" Height: 11"
Book Details: Translation into German of "History of the United States From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Civil War, Continued to the 4th of July 1876."
Condition / Notes: A handsome antique set bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spines. Gilt ruling and decoratively-designed title on front covers. Books show mild external wear. Volumes are tightly bound, with marbled endpapers and edges. Fourth volume shows minor staining to bottom margin of text block, otherwise interiors are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with tissue-guarded engraved plates.
 
Lot 3125

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of 12 Mexican Express covers shown in the corresponding image(s). 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: These covers have been carefully preserved in plastic pockets of 3 loose pages of a modern album.
 
Lot 3126

$60

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 3127

$20

Details: This lot includes the JFK first day cover with original signatures of Emory P. Roberts and Roy H. Kellerman shown in the corresponding image(s).  Roberts and Kellerman were Secret Service agents on the presidential detail in Dallas.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved envelope is intact, with no tears, holes or creasing.
 
Lot 3128

$120

Title: Mein Kampf
Author: Adolf Hitler - Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP), commonly referred to as the Nazi Party). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler is commonly associated with the rise of fascism in Europe, World War II, and the Holocaust.

A decorated veteran of World War I, Hitler joined the German Workers' Party, precursor of the Nazi Party, in 1919, and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923 he attempted a coup d'état, known as the Beer Hall Putsch, in Munich. The failed coup resulted in Hitler's imprisonment, during which time he wrote his memoir, "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle). After his release in 1924, Hitler gained support by promoting Pan-Germanism, antisemitism, and anticommunism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. After his appointment as chancellor in 1933, he transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of Nazism. His avowed aim was to establish a New Order of absolute Nazi German hegemony in continental Europe.

Publisher: Zentralverlag der NSDAP
City: Munich
Year: 1935
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvi/781 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt Nazi emblem to front cover. Book shows mild shelfwear, with creasing to bottom outside corner of front board. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the Nazi dictator.
 
Lot 3129

$70

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 Dean Koontz, William T. Vollman, and Harlan Coben, 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 3130

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of unused antique & vintage United States postage shown in the corresponding image. This material contains several plate blocks. 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 stamps are well preserved in plastic pockets and folders. There is some adhesion between sheets.
 
Lot 3131

$250

Title: Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition
Author: Charles Dickens - Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.

Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments or parts, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize at that time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticized it for sentimentality and implausibility.
Publisher: W. A. Townsend and Company
City: New York
Year: c1861
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 55 Complete: No
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce complete Household edition set of the works of Dickens. This antique set is bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative design. Books show varying degrees of external wear, with a small number of volumes showing fraying and/or loss at ends of spines. Covers may show rubbing and/or minor staining. Books are generally solidly bound with clean and unmarked interiors illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces.
 
Lot 3132

$40

Title: Historia colonial de la America espanola
Author: Alfonso Toro
Publisher: Editorial Patria
City: Mexico City
Year: 1946/1949
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 8.25" Height: 12"
Book Details: First volume is subtitled "Los viajes de Colon," the second "Descubrimientos, conquistas y colonizacion del Nuevo Mundo."
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in blindstamped brown eatherette with gilt lettering to green spine labels and gilt decorative design to spines. Stamped gilt lettering appears on front covers. Spine label of second volume is detaching from front edge of spine. Books otherwise show light shelfwear. Volumes are tightly bound. Unmarked pages are clean and crisp. Illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings and plates.
 
Lot 3133

$20

Details: This lot includes the large international stamp collection shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains stamps from countries all over the world. 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: Stamps are preserved in envelopes.
 
Lot 3134

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage Oz books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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. "Lucky Bucky in Oz" shows children's drawings and coloring at ends of volume and within a few illustrations.
 
Lot 3135

$20

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 3136

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique juvenile and children's books in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "B P Ranch in Indian Land" by Gordon Stuart and "Beverly Gray Freshman" by Clair Blank. 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 3137

$90

Title: Campaigns of the Civil War
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Weider History Group, Inc.
City: Leesburg, Virginia
Year: 2009
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 17 Complete: No
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: Facsimile of the 1881 edition published by Charles Scribner's Sons and written by the key military, political and historical figures of the day, this important series contains more than 110 maps, numerous appendices and charts, and is fully indexed. A reprint by the National Historical Society, a division of the Weider History Group
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering. Books are in excellent condition, with marbled endpapers. Contains more than 110 maps, numerous appendices and charts, and is fully indexed. 
Save one volume, set is still sealed in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 3138

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera and books on New York State history shown in the corresponding image. This collection includes a number of items relating to the World's Fair of 1939, including a reprint of the the American art catalogue and a first printing of Doctorow's novel "World's Fair." Among the other titles are "The Genessee Valley Canal," "The Settlers of Naples, 1790," and several publications relating to Seneca Falls. 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 3139

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Edward Bulwer Lytton's "The Last Days of Pompeii" and "Lives of Twelve Bad Men: Original Studies of Eminent Scoundrels by Various Hands" edited by Thomas Seccombe. 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 3140

$25

Details: This lot includes the large collection of international stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). These stamps are from New Foundland, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Nyasaland, Panama, Paraguay, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, The Philippines. 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 3141

$110

Details: This lot includes the group of original 1970's anti-nuclear ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes three original posters, as well as a sticker which reads "Occupy Seabrook, Oct. 6th, 1979...We Will Stop Nuclear Power." Two of the posters advertise marches against nuclear power, one being the March on Washington on May 6th, 1979, and the other a march and rally in New York City. 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. The posters may show some creasing.
 
Lot 3142

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique real photo postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot offer portraits of individuals, couples and groups, including children, alone or with mother, friends, and old people. A small number of cards depict means of transportation. such as carriages and cars. There are approximately 130 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 3143

$120

Title: For Love: Poems, 1950-1960
Author: Robert Creeley - Robert Creeley was an American poet and author of more than sixty books. He is usually associated with the Black Mountain poets, though his verse aesthetic diverged from that school's. He was close with Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners and Ed Dorn. He served as the Samuel P. Capen Professor of Poetry and the Humanities at State University of New York at Buffalo. In 1991, he joined colleagues Susan Howe, Charles Bernstein, Raymond Federman, Robert Bertholf, and Dennis Tedlock in founding the Poetics Program at Buffalo. Creeley lived in Waldoboro, Maine, Buffalo, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island where he taught at Brown University. He was a recipient of the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-signed first edition of this poetry collection. Author's inscription on title page reads " For (illegible name) / for ever! /With heart / Robert Creeley / Seattle 9/7/87." The words of the first line are preceded by a drawing of a hand with index finger pointing to words.

Well-preserved volume is bound in black cloth with words "For Love" and design stamped on front cover. Binding is tight. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front endpaper. Two pages show marginalia in pencil, pages are otherwise clean and bright.
 
Lot 3144

$110

Title: Histoire de la maison de Stuart sur le trone d'Anglaterre
Author: David Hume - David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist.

Kant credited Hume with waking him up from his "dogmatic slumbers" and Hume has proved extremely influential on subsequent philosophy, especially on utilitarianism, logical positivism, William James, philosophy of science, early analytic philosophy, cognitive philosophy, and other movements and thinkers. The philosopher Jerry Fodor proclaimed Hume's Treatise "the founding document of cognitive science." Also famous as a prose stylist, Hume pioneered the essay as a literary genre and engaged with contemporary intellectual luminaries such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Adam Smith (who acknowledged Hume's influence on his economics and political philosophy), James Boswell, Joseph Butler, and Thomas Reid.

Publisher:
Unknown
City: Paris
Year: 1766
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: No
Width: 4.25" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce antique French-language edition of David Hume's work decoratively bound in full leather volumes with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornamentation to spines. Books show external wear, with scuffing, moisture markings, mild warping and minor loss of material to some boards. Volumes are soundly bound, with marbled endpapers and red edges. Half title pages bear small stamp. Pages of first and third volume show marginal water markings, otherwise pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 3145

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of early printings of titles by Conan Doyle shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The White Company" and "The Valley of Fear." 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 3146

$15

Details: This lot includes the box of canceled two-cent documentary stamps shown in the corresponding image. Box bears the label of Lynbrook Pharmacy (Long Island, New York). The large number of stamps contained in the box all have the caption "Series of 1898" under the image of a warship. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Box shows mild external wear, with some staining to bottom panel.
 
Lot 3147

$25

Details: This lot includes the JFK first day cover with original signature of Orville Freeman (May 9, 1918 – February 20, 2003) shown in the corresponding image(s).

Orville Lothrop Freeman was an American Democratic politician who served as the 29th Governor of Minnesota from January 5, 1955 to January 2, 1961, and as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1961 to 1969 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He was one of the founding members of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and strongly influential in the merger of the pre-DFL Minnesota Democratic and Farmer-Labor Parties. Freeman nominated Kennedy for President at the national Democratic Party convention.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved envelope is intact, with no tears, holes or creasing.
 
Lot 3148

$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 P. D. James, Robert B. Parker, and Tim Cockey, 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.
 
Lot 3149

$15

Details: This lot includes the large group of antique and vintage international phantom and telegraph stamps, as well as reprints and facsimiles shown in the corresponding image(s). These are preserved on album sheets Among the countries represented in this collection are Mexico, France, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Latvia, Ecuador, Japan, Venezuela, Haiti. 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 3150

$45

Details: This lot includes the large group of antique U.S. revenue and stock stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). These are preserved in the plastic pockets of detached album sheets A number of stamps make reference to wines, cigarettes or to stock transfer. Two larger stamps represent special taxes on businesses of retail liquor dealer and dealer in manufactured tobacco dating to the 1870s and 1880s. 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 3151

$375

Title: The History of America
Author: Page Smith
Publisher: The Easton Press
City: Norwalk, Connecticut
Year: 1997
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 16 Complete: No
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: The Collector's Edition. Volumes 1-4 : "A New Age Now Begins : The American Revolution." Volumes 5-6: "The Shaping of America : The Young Republic." Volumes 7-8: The Nation Comes of Age : The Ante-Bellum Years." Volumes 9-10: "Trial by Fire : The Civil War and Reconstruction." Volumes 11-12 : "The Rise of Industrial America : The Post-Reconstruction Era." Volumes 13-14: "America Enters The World : The Progressive Era and World War I. "Volumes 15-16: "Redeeming The Time : The 1920's and The New Deal."
Condition / Notes: Handsome deluxe set is bound in full orange-brown 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 photographs. Each volume has a satin ribbon marker.  All but first volume are still shrink wrapped.
 
Lot 3152

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains an 18th-century edition of "Brown's Sermons," a slipcased limited edition of "The Two Battles of the Little Big Horn" signed by editor John M. Carroll, and 1890's limited edition of a map of the county between Albemarle Sound and Lake Erie, comprehending the whole of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania (measuring 24.5" x 24.75"), and a vintage Jameson's Irish whiskey box. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books and ephemera 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 3153

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera relating to the Columbian exposition shown in the corresponding image. This collection consists of the booklet "Art Gems from the World's Columbian Exposition" (1893) and illustrated souvenir albums 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 3154

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of Columbian exposition chromo-litho plates shown in the corresponding image. These artistic reproductions are presented in string-bound albums entitled "The Chicago Tribune Art Supplements" or as a small number of loose plates contained in an envelope of the period. Plates offer reproductions of paintings depicting scenes and/or landmarks from 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 3155

$130

Details: This lot includes the group of thirty vintage Esquire magazines shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains issues from the late thirties and fifties. 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 3156

$200

Title: Oeuvres de Moliere
Author: Moliere - Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known works are "Le Misanthrope" (The Misanthrope), "L'ecole des femmes" (The School for Wives), "Tartuffe ou l'imposteur" (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), "L'avare" (The Miser), "Le malade imaginaire" (The Imaginary Invalid), and "Le bourgeois gentilhomme" (The Bourgeois Gentleman).
Publisher: Poirion
City: Paris
Year: 1749
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: No
Width: 3.5" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Decoratively bound antique set in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornamentation to spines. Books show external wear, with cracking/peeling along edges of spines and minor loss of material at ends of spines and outside corners. Second volume shows slightly warped boards and light rippling to pages. Volumes are solidly bound, with marbled endpapers and red edges. Water markings can be seen in top margins of several volumes. Pages are otherwise largely clean and bright. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of author and numerous plates.
 
Lot 3157

$90

Title: Tell My Horse
Author: Zora Neale Hurston -
Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1938
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 301 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: This is a second printing of this anthropological work which resulted from Guggenheim Foundation-supported travel in Jamaica and Haiti in 1936 and 1937.

Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in in blue and red striped cloth with white lettering to spine. Book show light external wear. Binding is tight. Armorial bookplate appears on front pastedown. Interior is clean and unmarked. Book is illustrated with pictorial endpapers and sepia-tone photographic plates. Appendix with musical notes.  Colorful pictorial dust jacket is intact, showing only minor shelfwear.
 
Lot 3158

$100

Title: Aboriginal Occupation of the Lower Genesee Country
Author: George H. Harris
Publisher: George H. Harris
City: Rochester
Year: 1884
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 96 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work . Author's signature appears on blank page opposite original front wrapper. Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and black decorative designs to front cover. Books shows dampness markings to front cover. Binding is tight. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with engravings and facsimile reproductions.

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 3159

$10

Title: Cud'ba cheloveka
Author: Mikhail Sholokhov - Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov was a Soviet/Russian novelist and winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature. Sholokhov was born in Russia, in the "land of the Cossacks" - the Kruzhlinin hamlet, part of stanitsa Veshenskaya, in the former Administrative Region of the Don Cossack Army.

Sholokhov began writing at 17. He completed his first literary work, the short story, "The Birthmark," at 19.  In 1922 Sholokhov moved to Moscow to become a journalist, but he had to support himself through manual labor. He was a stevedore, stonemason, and accountant from 1922 to 1924, but he also intermittently participated in writers' "seminars." His first published work was a satirical article, "The Test" (Oct. 19, 1923).

In 1924 Sholokhov returned to Veshenskaya and devoted himself entirely to writing. His first book "Tales from the Don," a volume of stories about his native region during World War I and the Russian Civil War, largely based on his personal experiences, was published in 1926. The story "Nakhalyonok," partially based on his own childhood, was later made into a popular film.

In the same year Sholokhov began writing "And Quiet Flows the Don" which earned the Stalin Prize and took him fourteen years to complete (1926–1940). It became the most-read work of Soviet fiction and was heralded as a powerful example of socialist realism, and it earned him the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature. It deals with the experiences of the Cossacks before and during World War I and the Russian Civil War.

"Virgin Soil Upturned," which earned the Lenin Prize, took 28 years to complete. It was composed of two parts: "Seeds of Tomorrow" (1932) and "Harvest on the Don" (1960), and reflects life during collectivization in the Don area.

During World War II Sholokhov wrote about the Soviet war efforts for various journals. He also covered the devastation caused by Nazi troops along the Don. His mother was killed when Veshenskaya was bombed in 1942.

Publisher: Sovetskii Pisatel'
City: Moscow
Year: 1967
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 63 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This publication of "The Fate of Man" includes drawings by V. and L. Petrov.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved volume is bound in cream-colored cloth with stamped pictorial design to front cover. Binding is tight. Initial page of texts shows markings in pencil, remaining pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is tattered.
 
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