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Lot 3199

$40

Details: This lot features the following group of antique and vintage issues of the magazines "Everybody's Magazine" (May 1918), "Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper" (Nov. 12, 1914; Sept. 9th, 1915). Mid-Week Pictorial (Sept. 18, 1919) and World War II issues of "Buddies," "Look" and "The Illustrated London News." There are also several issues of German-language World War II magazines.

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 3200

$55

Details: This lot includes the scrapbook containing vintage and antique postcards and greeting cards shown in the corresponding image(s). These items include some which are chromolithographs or real photos, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 115 individual pieces contained in this scrapbook. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The contents of the scrapbook are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. The scrapbook itself shows some external wear with loss along the spine, as well as some edge wear to pages. The center most pages of the scrapbook have loosened from the binding. A small number of the album's contents have come loose from the page on which they were adhered.
 
Lot 3201

$150

Title: Master and Commander/ H. M. S. Surprise/ Post Captain / The Mauritius Command
Author: Patrick O'Brian - Patrick O'Brian, CBE, born Richard Patrick Russ, was an English novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey–Maturin series of novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and centred on the friendship of English Naval Captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish–Catalan physician Stephen Maturin. The 20-novel series is known for its well-researched and highly detailed portrayal of early 19th century life, as well as its authentic and evocative language. A partially finished twenty-first novel in the series was published posthumously containing facing pages of handwriting and typescript.
Publisher: The Easton Press
City: Norwalk, Connecticut
Year: 2006
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: The Aubrey-Maturin series is a sequence of nautical historical novels - 20 completed and one unfinished - by Patrick O'Brian, set during the Napoleonic Wars and centering on the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin, who is also a physician, natural philosopher, and secret agent. The first novel, Master and Commander, was published in 1969 and the last finished novel in 1999. The 21st novel of the series, left unfinished by O'Brian's death in 2000, appeared in print in late 2004. The series received considerable international acclaim and most of the novels reached The New York Times Best Seller list. These novels comprised the canon of an author often compared to Jane Austen, C. S. Forester and a myriad British authors central to the English literature canon.

Condition / Notes: Handsome deluxe set is bound in full 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 color frontispieces. Each volume has a satin ribbon marker.
 
Lot 3202

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Commencement Week Excercises, Syracuse University, June Tenth to Fourteenth, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty by uncredited author - Dated 1920 by Syracuse University - Leather-bound volume.
- Geography of the State of New York: Embracing Its Physical Features, Climate, Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, Zoology, History, Pursuits of the People, Government, Education, Internal Improvements, &c. by L. P. Brockett, J. H. Mather - Dated 1847 by J. H. Mather & Co.
- Memorial Volume to Commemorate the Semi-Centennial Anniversary of the Hartwick Lutheran Synod, of the State of New York edited by P. A. Strobel - Dated 1881 by Lutheran Publication Society
- Autobiography and Reminiscences of Rev. John Graham by John Graham - Dated 1870 by Wm. S. Rentoul
- Richfield Springs and Vicinity. Historical, Biographical, and Descriptive by W. T. Bailey - Dated 1874 by A. S. Barnes & Company - Binding detached at title page.
- Gazetteer and Business Directory of Schoharie County, N.Y. for 1872-3 edited by Hamilton Child - Dated 1872 by Journal Office - Detached boards. Lacks pages 245-246.
- History of Herkimer County New York. Illustrated with Portraits of Many of Its Citizens edited by Frank H. Willard, George A. Hardin - Dated 1893 by D. Mason & Co., Publishers - Spine is taped.
 
Lot 3203

$130

Details: This lot includes the group of "Life" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are approximately 34 individual issues in this lot, which are dated between the 1880's and the 1930's. Many of these volumes have handsomely illustrated color front covers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show more advanced age/wear indications such as chipping and/or loss to pages, loosening and/or detached covers, and perforations along the spine. Some volumes are ex-library, and have stamps on the front covers. Some volumes are incomplete.
 
Lot 3204

$175

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray Christmas themes, some of which portray poinsettias, bells, snow-covered landscapes, ribboned wreaths, Santa Claus and Christmas trees. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately __ 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 3205

$25

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 3206

$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 3207

$90

Title: The Story of the Great War
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Weider History Group, Inc.
City: Leesburg, Virginia
Year: 2010
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 16 Complete: No
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: First published from 1916-1920 by P. F. Collier & Son, during and immediately following the war, this compelling account offers firsthand reports, correspondence and narrative on the entire conflict. This deluxe reprint is from The National Historical Society, a division of Weider History Group
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering and seals. Books are in excellent condition, with pictorial endpapers, true to the first edition. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photographs over 5,000 pages.  All volumes except 1 and 13 are still shrink wrapped.
 
Lot 3208

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of art-related magazines shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of issues of Pencil Points (1925), Plaisir de France (1946), L'Amour de l'Art (1930s), Magazine of Art (1930s and 40s), The Diagonal (1920), Rhythm (pre-World War I), The Graphic (1873). 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 3209

$90

Details: This lot includes the large collection of U. S. revenue stamps 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: These well-preserved stamps are held in (plastic) pockets of detached stockbook pages.
 
Lot 3210

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique tech magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are "Modern Mechanics," "Camera Craft," "Scientific American," "Popular Science Monthly," "Popular Aviation," and "Electrical Engineering," among others. There are approximately 20 individual issues in this lot, which are primarily dated from the 1920s and 1930s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The condition of these pieces varies. Some volumes show chipping and/or loss to edges, with some loose and/or detached covers. A few issues have tape along spines.
 
Lot 3211

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of miscellaneous trading and commemorative stamps shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of Olympic stamp souvenir collection (in album), collections issued by the United States Postal Service (in albums), stamps commemorating world fairs, national philatelic exhibitions, commercial enterprises. 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 generally well preserved in plastic pockets or in albums.
 
Lot 3212

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of "The Atlantic Monthly" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are approximately 29 magazines in this lot, dated from the mid-1860's through the early 1930's. Included are two Civil War year issues, from 1864 and 1865. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The condition of these magazines varies, some volumes show chipping and/or loss to page edges and spines, while others have loose covers and/or pages.
 
Lot 3213

$400

Details: This lot includes the group of Theodore Roosevelt political ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the items in this collection are a medal of a delegate of the National Progressive Party New York State Convention of 1912, a moose pin from the same organization and four campaign buttons, including a color single picture button featuring Roosevelt, as well as a silver-colored coin bearing his likeness and the caption on the reverse side "Shell's Mr. President Coin Game." 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 3214

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique and vintage sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): World War I, Romance, Motion Pictures. 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 3215

$100

Title: Hurricane's Wake: Around the World on a Ketch
Author: Ray Kauffman
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1940
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 319 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Chronicle of a three-year trip around the world, departing from New Orleans with visits to Mexico, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Samoa, Australia, New Guinea, Shanghai, Dutch East Indies, Zanzibar, the Azores and Barbados.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this title. Volume is bound in red cloth with white lettering to spine and front cover. Books shows light shelfwear, with darkening to edges of front cover. Volume is tightly bound, with clean and crisp pages with red top edges. Illustrated with numerous photographs.  Illustrated dust jacket is intact, with chipping and small tears to edges and light soiling to rear panel.
 
Lot 3216

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of "Woman's Home Companion" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are six individual issues in this lot, dated between 1925 and 1929. These volumes have handsomely illustrated color front covers, with advertisements for brands such as Pillsbury and Chipso on the rear covers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show some age/wear such as chipping and/or loss at spine and some light moisture indications. One of these volumes is lacking the rear cover.
 
Lot 3217

$400

Title: The Final Official Report of the Director of Works of the World's Columbian Exposition
Author: Daniel H. Burnham - Daniel Hudson Burnham, FAIA was an American architect and urban planner. He was the Director of Works for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. He took a leading role in the creation of master plans for the development of a number of cities, including Chicago and downtown Washington D.C. He also designed several famous buildings, including the Flatiron Building in New York City and Union Station in Washington D.C.
Publisher: Garland Publishing, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1989
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 12.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Introduction by Joan E. Draper. Preface by Thomas Hines.

Burnham and his business partner John Wellborn Root (1850-1891) had accepted responsibility to oversee design and construction of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago’s then-desolate Jackson Park on the south lakefront. The largest world's fair to that date (1893), it celebrated the 400-year anniversary of Christopher Columbus' famous voyage. After Root's sudden and unexpected death, a team of distinguished American architects and landscape architects, including Burnham, Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim and Louis Sullivan, radically changed Root's modern and colorful style to a Classical Revival style. Under Burnham's direction, the construction of the Fair overcame huge financial and logistical hurdles, including a worldwide financial panic and an extremely tight timeframe, to open on time.

Considered the first example of a comprehensive planning document in the nation, the fairground was complete with grand boulevards, classical building facades, and lush gardens. Often called the "White City," it popularized neoclassical architecture in a monumental and rational Beaux-Arts plan. The remaining population of architects in the U.S. were soon asked by clients to incorporate similar elements into their designs.

Condition / Notes: Facsimile of the 1894 edition in handsome two-tone binding with stamped white lettering to spine and front cover. Oblong books show light shelfwear. Volumes are tightly bound. Interiors are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with 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 3218

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of antique issues of "The Ladies' World" shown in the corresponding image. This collection consists of issues from the late 19th century. 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 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 3219

$60

Details: This lot includes the large collection of Swedish postage and cancels shown in the corresponding image(s). This material contains stamped envelopes, postcards, including antique postcards from the nineteenth century. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Stamps are preserved in leather-bound albums which show very little external wear.
 
Lot 3220

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of military ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains material from both World Wars, including a souvenir booklet from the Philippines dated October 21, 1944 offering samples of Japanese occupation money and photos, a color illustration depicting Heinz Guderian, war ration books, sheet music, a publication entitled "Schools at War: A War Savings News Bulletin for Teachers" (including a classroom poster entitled "The World of 1953"), various identification cards, envelopes, etc. 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 3221

$25

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 3222

$110

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray humorous themes, which are often related to the drinking of alcoholic beverages. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 175 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 3223

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of compilations and individual pieces from the mid to late 19th century containing songs, marches, waltzes, pieces for piano, etc. A number of the covers present engraved illustrations. 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. Please note that a number of the volumes in this lot are disbound or with separating binding.
 
Lot 3224

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a "Motion Photography" booklet, a Ringling Bros. magazine and daily review, a World War I-era issue of "The Big Parade," issues of "The London Journal" from the 1850s, a 1903 Sears and Roebuck bicycle catalogue (lacks back cover), a poster of the 1949 Hollywood movie Bride of Vengeance" and softcover books from Switzerland and Denmark, among other items. 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 3225

$110

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage pulp magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Publications included in this lot are "True Romances," "Romantic Story Magazine," "Headline Detective," "True Detective," "Sensational Detective Cases," "Tru-Life Detective Cases," "Complete Detective Cases," "True Story," "Headquarters Detective," "National Detective," "Actual Detective," "Scoop Detective Cases," and "Love-Crime Detective." There are 16 magazines in this lot, most of which originate from the 1940s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines generally show well with some age/wear indications such as chipping, edge wear, and/or light moisture indications.
 
Lot 3226

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of two antique photograph albums shown in the corresponding image(s). The smaller of the two albums measures approximately 10" by 7". This album mostly contains photographs of Maine, as well as some depicting New York, Block Island, Nantucket, and Rhode Island, among other locations. Several photographs which depict the aftermath of a flood are also contained in this album. The larger of the two albums measures approximately 10.5" by 13". This album mostly contains portraits (both individuals and groups), in a larger format. Some extra photographs are enclosed in this album, but not adhered to pages. 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 condition with some age/wear indications. The smaller of the two photo albums has a partially detached front cover. The pages of the larger album show some chipping to edges and some moisture indications.
 
Lot 3227

$50

Title: The British Wine-Maker and Domestic Brewer: A Complete, Practical and Easy Treatise on the Act of Making and Managing British Wines, Liqueurs, and also Domestic Brewing
Author: W. H. Roberts
Publisher: Oliver and Boyd
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1835
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/302 pages plus 12 pages of critical notices
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: This is the second edition, published in June of 1835, after a first edition that appeared in February of the same year.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume shows significant external wear. Front board is detached, lacks spine cover. Front flyleaf and half-title page are attached to front board. Title page is also detached. Text block begins at preface. Previous owners' names appear on endpapers and preliminary pages. Pages show (marginal) water markings, which are heavier at ends of volume, with mild rippling throughout, and occasional light foxing. Text is quite legible.
 
Lot 3228

$10

Title: The House and Home Guide: A Book of Maxims of Merit, Household Hints and Recipes. Original and Selected. Published for and by the Prospect Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Prospect Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church
City: New York
Year: 1905
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 96 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped lettering to front cover. Book shows significant external wear. Spine cover nearly detached, with boards detaching. Final two pages also detached. Occasional foxing and marginal staining are visible. Manuscript recipe pages are filled in.
 
Lot 3229

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage magazines shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains issues of Collier's, Country Gentleman, Saturday Evening Post. 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 3230

$30

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on Southern state history shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books 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 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 3231

$25

Details: This lot includes the framed 1950 Donnelley replica of Robert E. Lee's surrender letter shown in the corresponding image(s). This is an excellent, highly faithful reproduction of Lee's "General Orders Number 9" that ended the American Civil War. produced in a limited edition by R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company to showcase their printing technology. An exact replica of the original is in the collection of the Museum of the Confederacy in Virginia. 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: A well-preserved reproduction preserved in a frame with only very light wear.
 
Lot 3232

$30

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 3233

$10

Details: This lot includes the collection of loose photographs with tissue guards shown in the corresponding image(s). These pictures belong to the portfolio "Photographic Traditions" which exhibited works of ten students from the Art Department at SUNY-Potsdam in 1983. Each photograph is signed and dated by a student. Included with this group of photographs is a cover with printed text that shows a signed handwritten inscription to Charles Rand Penney from President Cornelius V. Robbins. Inscription reads "To Charles Rand Penney: / Your generosity and friendship in sharing a vision / of truth and beauty with us enriches us all. Thank you. / Cornelius V. Robbins / 3-11-83." A sheet with printed text signed by SUNY Professor Stephen C. Sumner. Another sheet provides list of participating photographers and names of works exhibited. Photographs and additional material are contained within a hardcover gray-cloth chemise and maroon slipcase bearing the seal of the State University College in Potsdam. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Photographs are in excellent condition. Chemise and slipcase are well preserved.
 
Lot 3234

$35

Details: This lot includes the folio of chromolitho plates shown in the corresponding image. Entitled "The World's Fair in Water Colors," this collection presents 22 works by L Graham. This item, published by Mast. Crowell & Kirkpatrik of Springfield, Illinois, These plates offer depictions of scenes and landmarks of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. 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: Well-preserved plates are contained within a hardcover chemise that shows external wear.
 
Lot 3235

$10

Details: This shelf lot includes the uncommon pair of German stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). These 20 Pfennig service stamps ("Dienstmarke") were used for purposes of official mail and appear on an envelope of the German army under the heading "Abwickl. Intendantur des fruheren VI. Armeekorps." Envelope bears the date August 8, 1921 and a military stamp. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 3236

$15

Title: Sermons de M. Massillon, eveque de Clermont, ci-devant Pretre de l'Oratoire. L'un des Quarante de l'Academie Francoise. Petit-Careme
Author: Jean-Baptiste Massillon - Jean Baptiste Massillon was a French Catholic bishop and famous preacher, Bishop of Clermont from 1717 until his death.

Massillon soon gained a wide reputation as a preacher and was selected to be the Advent preacher at the court of Versailles in 1699. He was made Bishop of Clermont in 1717, and two years later was elected a member of the Académie française. The last years of his life were spent in the faithful discharge of his episcopal duties; his death took place at Clermont on September 18, 1742. Massillon enjoyed in the 18th century a reputation equal to that of Bossuet and of Bourdaloue, and has been much praised for his eloquence by Voltaire, D'Alembert and kindred spirits among the Encyclopaedists.

His popularity was probably because in his sermons he lays little stress on dogmatic questions, but treats generally of moral subjects, in which the secrets of the human heart and the processes of man's reason are described with poetical feeling. He has usually been contrasted with his predecessor Bourdaloue, the latter having the credit of vigorous denunciation, Massillon that of gentle persuasiveness. Besides the Petit Carême, a sermon which he delivered before the young king Louis XV of France in 1718, his sermons on the Prodigal Son, on the small number of the elect, on death, for Christmas Day, and for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, may be perhaps cited as his masterpieces. His funeral oration on King Louis XIV of France is only noted now for the opening sentence: "Dieu seul est grand." (Only God is great.) But, in truth, Massillon is singularly free from inequality. His great literary power, his reputation for benevolence, and his known toleration and dislike of doctrinal disputes caused him to be much more favourably regarded than most churchmen by the philosophers of the 18th century.

Publisher: La Veuve Etienne & Fils/Jean Herissant
City: Paris
Year: 1768
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxx plus 4 pages of advertisements/336 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine labels. Book shows external wear, with scuffing to front board and edgewear, including minor loss at outside corners. Binding is tight and lightly fanned. Book has marbled endpapers and red edges. Pages are clean and fresh. Illustrated with vignettes.
 
Lot 3237

$30

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Condition / Notes: Well-preserved stamps are attached to sheet guarded by tissue. All these stamps show cancel and perforation.
 
Lot 3238

$325

Title: Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas
Author: Herman Melville - Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel "Moby-Dick" and the posthumous novella "Billy Budd." His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, "Typee," becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially "Moby-Dick," which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1847
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [i-ix] x-xii [xiii] xiv-xv [xvi] [17]18-389,[1],[xv]-xxiii,[1], 16pp.
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: The English edition was published a month before the American edition.

Melville's second book, the (somewhat) fictionalized account of the mutiny on the Julia and his adventures as a beachcomber in Tahiti. "Omoo" - the Polynesian word for one who roves or wanders - together with the slightly earlier "Typee" (1846) were the first explicit and accurate accounts of Polynesian life to be written (Hill).
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first American edition of Melville's second book, preceded by the London edition. Antique volume is elegantly rebound in modern pictorial boards with black cloth spine. Lettering on half title page is in red; lettering on title page in red and black. Pages show foxing throughout. Work is illustrated with South Seas frontispiece map and one in-text illustration on page 104. Publisher's 8 1/2 page notice for the revised edition of "Typee" bound at rear plus 16 pages of publisher's advertisements.
 
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