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Lot 3278

$375

Title: Child of God
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1973
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 197 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Cormac McCarthy's third novel. Though the novel received critical praise, it was not a financial success. Like its predecessor, "Outer Dark," "Child of God" established McCarthy's interest in using extreme isolation, perversity, and violence to represent normal human experience. McCarthy ignores literary conventions — for example, he does not use quotation marks — and chops and changes among several styles of writing such as matter-of-fact descriptions, almost poetic prose, and colloquial first-person narration (with the speaker remaining unidentified).

Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as "a child of God much like yourself perhaps." Ballard's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce stated first edition of this the third novel from the critically acclaimed and highly regarded author. Top edges of volume show faint discoloration, book is otherwise in excellent condition. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and fresh.  Price-clipped dust jacket featuring a full rear panel photo of a young McCarthy is well preserved.
 
Lot 3279

$60

Details: This lot includes the collection of first day covers shown in the corresponding image. This material contains postage stamps and/or pictorial designs commemorating historical events or figures. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3280

$35

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 8.25" by 6". This album contains iconic photographs of America in the 1920s - some photos depict farm animals, children beside a burro-drawn carriage, twins on tricycles, and farm workers. The larger of the two albums measures approximately 10" by 7". This album contains photographs from the early 1900s, including several portraits of twin girls. 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.
 
Lot 3281

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of Columbian exposition chromo-litho plates shown in the corresponding image. These plates are a supplement to the Columbian Serial, Vol. I. No. 1, dated April 7, 1894. They are 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: These plates may show small (closed) tears at edges, otherwise these reproductions are well preserved, showing bright colors.
 
Lot 3282

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage art and music-related periodicals shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains issues of The Studio, The International Studio, The American Magazine of Art, Magazine of Art, American Magazine of Art, The Arts, The Fine Arts, The Burlington Magazine, The Musician, Musical America, 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 3283

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of Harper's magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are approximately 30 magazines in this lot, which are dated from the mid 1870s to the mid 1930s. Titles included are "Harper's Magazine" and "Harper's New Monthly Magazine." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The condition of these volumes vary. Some of the older issues show age/wear indications such as chipping and/or loss to page edges and spines.
 
Lot 3284

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ladies' magazines and periodicals shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are "The Delineator," "Frank Leslie's Ladies Magazine," "Harper's Bazar," and "The Philadelphia Album." There are approximately 35 individual issues in this lot, which are dated from the 1830s to the 1890s. 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.
 
Lot 3285

$80

Title: New York State Museum Memoir 12: Birds of New York
Author: Elon Howard Eaton
Publisher: University of the State of New York
City: Albany
Year: 1910/1914
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details: Illustrated with 106 color plates after Louis Agassiz Fuerte, plus numerous B&W photographs, maps and tables.

Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show external wear, with rubbing, small tears and moisture markings to covers. Volumes are solidly bound. Pages are clean and unmarked. Color plates have tissue protection and show quite nicely.
 
Lot 3286

$20
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 3287

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique 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.
 
Lot 3288

$35

Title: Favorite Fairy Tales
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Margherita O. Osborne
Publisher: The Penn Publishing Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 365 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Illustrated by Rie Cramer and Jeannette Berkowitz.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with color pastedown to front cover. Spine and front cover show bright stamped gilt lettering. Book shows moisture markings at bottom portions of boards. Binding is solid. Pages are clean and unmarked, with bright color plates (one plate is detached). Illustrated with numerous vignettes.
 
Lot 3289

$70

Title: My Savings Book for Defense: Savings Bonds & Stamps
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Morrison-Gatewood Corporation
City: New York
Year: 1941
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 8 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: This illustrated wartime publication contains slots for coins, integrated into the activities of surrounding cartoon characters.
Condition / Notes: Volume in well-preserved illustrated boards. Upper portion of front board is detaching. Marking in pencil appears along bottom edge of front board. Previous owner's information written in blanks on copyright page. First page shows markings in pencil to top margin, other pages are unmarked. Includes original coins from the period, inserted in slots surrounded by brightly colored cartoon characters. Among these are silver colored pennies made of steel, and coated with zinc. During World War II, copper was so badly needed for the war effort (to make shell casings) that the U.S. penny was made out of steel that year, which is why most 1943 pennies are silver colored.
 
Lot 3290

$55

Title: New Century Atlas of Herkimer County New York with Farm Records
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Century Map Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 115 pages
Width: 18" Height: 22"
Book Details: Antique atlas devoted to a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It was created in 1791 north of the Mohawk River out of part of Montgomery County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,519. It is named after General Nicholas Herkimer, who died from battle wounds in 1777 after taking part in the Battle of Oriskany during the Revolutionary War. Its county seat is the Village of Herkimer.  Herkimer County is part of the Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition of this work of 19th-century cartography. Antique atlas bound in quarter leather with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book has torn cloth spine, with detached boards, and rear cover showing soiling. Binding is shaken. Title page (lightly soiled, with small address sticker) and first two maps are attached to front board. Pages 8 and 9, with map of Little Falls, is detached. Text block begins at pages 12 and 13 with map of Little Falls (plate 3). Writing in pencil appears on reverse of page 12. Pages 113 to 115 are also detached. This is a complete set of hand-colored maps, a number of which are double-page. Maps are clean and unmarked. Pages 97 - 103 contain advertisements, pages 104-115 offer brief descriptions of prominent farms.
 
Lot 3291

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Publications included in this lot are "The American Mercury," "Scribner's Magazine," and "The World's Work." There are 26 individual issues in this lot, which are dated from the late 1870s through the late 1920s. 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 show chipping and/or loss, and may have detached covers or pages.
 
Lot 3292

$10

Details: This lot includes the large collection of stamps from Central European countries shown in the corresponding image(s). These stamps are from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Yugoslavia and date from the twentieth 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 a "collector's stock book" which shows external wear.
 
Lot 3293

$60

Details: This lot includes the large collection of international stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). These stamps are from Russia and the Soviet Union, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, Singapore. South Africa. 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 ring-bound folder.
 
Lot 3294

$200

Title: Untitled
Artist:
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Features: Original
Width: 27.5" Height: 21.5"
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved original antique oil-on-canvas in ornate wooden frame.
 
Lot 3295

$45

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of deluxe printings shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection includes "The Melancholy Deth of Oyster Boy and Other Stories" by Tim Burton, "The Children of Hurin" by J. R. R. Tolkien and "A Tribute to John F. Kennedy." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 3296

$10

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 7.5" by 5.5". This album originates circa 1900 from England. The larger of the two albums measures approximately 10.75" by 7". This album originates from the late 1800s, and contains photographs of children, animals, of a baseball game, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The smaller of the two albums has several loose and/or detached pages. The pages show some foxing. The larger of the two albums shows advanced wear to exterior, with some chipping and loss to cover.
 
Lot 3297

$35

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 Sue Grafton, John Jakes, and Patrick Redmond, 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 light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 3298

$200

Title: Jefferson and His Time
Author: Dumas Malone
Publisher: The Easton Press
City: Norwalk, Connecticut
Year: 1993
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: No
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Collector's Edition. The six-volume set contains: Vol. 1: Jefferson the Virginian; Vol. 2: Jefferson and the Rights of Man; Vol. 3: Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty; Vol. 4: Jefferson the President -First Term, 1801-1805; Vol. 5: Jefferson the President -Second Term, 1805-1809; Vol. 6: The Sage of Monticello.
Condition / Notes: Attractive deluxe set is bound in full red leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs, including stamped facsimile of Jefferson's signature to front covers. Books are in excellent condition. Endpapers show satin finish. Pages have gilt edges. Illustrated with maps and plates. Each volume has a satin ribbon place holder. All volumes except first are still shrink wrapped.
 
Lot 3299

$140

Title: History of the Pioneer Settlement of Phelps and Gorham's Purchase, and Morris' Reserve; embracing the Counties of Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Yates, Steuben, most of Wayne and Allegany, and Parts of Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming. To Which Is Added, a Supplement, or Extension of the Pioneer History of Monroe County. The Whole Preceded by Some Account of French and English Dominion - Border Wars of the Revolution - Indian Councils and Land Cessions - The Progress of Settlement Westward from the Valley of the Mohawk - Early Difficulties with the Indians - Our Immediate Predecessors the Senecas - With "A Glance at the Iroquois"
Author: Orasmus Turner - Turner served as an apprentice printer on the "Palmyra Register" and the "Ontario County Repository" at Canandaigua. In 1822 he published the "Lockport Observatory". He was a Democrat and a Mason. Took the census as a U.S.Marshal in 1830.
Orsamus Turner was author of "Phelps and Gorham Purchase" and "The Holland Purchase" histories of Western New York.

Publisher: William Alling
City: Rochester
Year: 1851
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 624 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind-stamped designs to covers. Book shows mild external wear, with fraying and small tears at ends of spine. Binding is tight. Pages with marbled edges show occasional light foxing. Paper slip with the name of "Erastus Darrow, Publisher" of Rochester has been pasted over original publisher's name.  Volume is encased in transparent plastic cover.

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 3300

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique juvenile books by Edward Ellis 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 books have clean, unmarked pages.
 
Lot 3301

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, during the War Which Established the Independence of the Country, and First President of the United States, Compiled under the Inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, from Original Papers Bequeathed to Him by His Deceased Relative by John Marshall - Dated 2011 by Weider History Group, Inc. Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - This is a facsimile reprint edition from the second edition of 1832 by The National Historical Society. This is volume II only of a two-volume set. 
Volume is bound in half leather. Book is in excellent condition.

- Rip Van Winckle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories Published Originally as The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. by Washington Irving - Dated 2002 by The Easton Press - Leather-bound Collector's Edition with illustrations by George Ross.

- Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara - Dated 2000 by The Easton Press - Signed Edition - Leather-bound Collector's Edition signed by author and the illustrator Mort Kunstler. Certificate of authenticity signed by author, illustrator, witnesses and publisher is laid in. Also laid in are a card with note on this title and publisher's bookplate.
 
Lot 3302

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of "The Mentor" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are seventeen magazines in this lot, which are dated from the early 1900s to the early 1930s. 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: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3303

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique birthday postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot are illustrated with floral arrangements, with a number offering images of children. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 200 postcards included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These postcards are generally in good condition with light age/wear. The postcards are carefully stored in individual plastic sleeves.
 
Lot 3304

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, during the War Which Established the Independence of the Country, and First President of the United States, Compiled under the Inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, from Original Papers Bequeathed to Him by His Deceased Relative by John Marshall - Dated 2011 by Weider History Group, Inc. Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - This is a facsimile reprint edition from the second edition of 1832 by The National Historical Society. This is volume II only of a two-volume set. 
Volume is bound in half leather. Book is in excellent condition.

- Rip Van Winckle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories Published Originally as The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. by Washington Irving - Dated 2002 by The Easton Press - Leather-bound Collector's Edition with illustrations by George Ross.

- Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara - Dated 2000 by The Easton Press - Signed Edition - Leather-bound Collector's Edition signed by author and the illustrator Mort Kunstler. Certificate of authenticity signed by author, illustrator, witnesses and publisher is laid in. Also laid in are a card with note on this title and publisher's bookplate.
 
Lot 3305

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of antique issues of "Shepp's World's Fair Photographed" shown in the corresponding image. These photo booklets relate to the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. These group runs from "Part 4 to 32," with issues 4 to 12 bearing a stamped rather than a printed number. These booklets offer b&w photos of the attractions and landmarks of the fair.

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: Booklets are intact (with exception of #32, which has detached rear wrapper) in original wrappers and show light shelfwear. Interiors are clean and bright.
 
Lot 3306

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

- Drake's Cyclopedia of Painting and Decorating. Methods, Tools, Materials for Home and the Workshop. Furnishing Walls, Floors, Furniture, Automobiles, Boats, Houses, Etc. Data for the Arts and Crafts Workers by F. N. Vanderwalker - Dated 1945 by Frederick J. Drake & Co. Publishers - In lightly soiled dust jacket with tears at edges.
- Catalog Issued by The Haver-Glover Laboratories Manufacturers, Producers, Distributors of Special Veterinary Preparations, Biologicals, Pharmaceuticals, Instruments and Appliances by uncredited author - Dated 1924 by The Haver-Glover Laboratories
- Domestic Medicine; or, a Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases by Regimen and Simple Medicines. With an Appendix, Containing a Dispensatory for the Use of Private Practitioners by William Buchan - Dated 1794 by A. Strahan and T. Cadell - Binding is separated between pages 270 and 271, rear board is detached.
- A B C of the Swedish System of Educational Gymnastics: A Practical Hand-Book for School Teachers and the Home by Hartvig Nissen - Dated 1892 by Educational Publishing Company
- How To Design Greeting Cards by Elizabeth Sprague , Curtiss Sprague - Dated 1927 by Bridgman Publishers - In shelfworn dust jacket.
- The Institute Cook Book for a Family of Four: Economical Recipes Designed To Meet the Needs of the Modern Housekeeper by Helen Cramp - Dated 1913 by E. A. Merriam
- Golden Thoughts on Mother, Home, and Heaven. From Poetic and Prose Literature of All Ages and All Lands by uncredited author - Dated 1883 by Bradley, Garretson & Co.
 
Lot 3307

$45

Details: This lot includes the May 7, 1937 issue of the Wisconsin News providing front page coverage of the Hindenburg crash. A number of pages after front page and supplement offer numerous illustrations relating both to the zeppelin and its demise in Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved newspaper shows some wear at fold and edges. Pages are unmarked. Pictures show quite well.
 
Lot 3308

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay - Dated Unknown by John Wurtele Lovell Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: No - Volumes show external wear.
- Oeuvres completes by P. J. de Beranger - Dated 1834 by Perrotin, Editeur Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No - Volumes show external wear, with some loss of material.
- Three Little Animals by Margaret Wise Brown - Dated 1956 by Harper and Brothers - Dust jacket is torn and taped.
 
Lot 3309

$55

Details: This lot includes the wooden art box shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a signed and numbered limited edition (number 1476 of 5000) of this work, entitled "The Box, Remembering the Gift" issued by the Terma Company in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The box contains three main books (listed below), two booklets, a book marker, a boxed cassette (with the words "Our Story" on box), and a bag of tree seeds. Terma website offers the following characterization of this work:

"The Box is a change agent, an interactive, self-guiding journey of initiation, of awakening and renewal. The journey contained within celebrates and promotes a reverence for Life. Places old and new, familiar and strange are visited on this pilgrimage into personal empowerment and direct compassionate action. Although it was created in the 90's, the result of a seven-year collaboration of artists, educators and ecologists, and five writers, it is still extremely relevant today.

However, we still have available the three main books included in the Box: The Book of Sorrow (a focus on our own wound and that of the earth), The Book of Grace (a focus on the path of mindfulness and healing possible through nature and connection with “home”), and The Book of Reconciliation (an exploration of our work in the world).

If you are working with a group having these extra books is a very valuable guide, and stand as beautiful and powerful teachings on their own. Each is a piece of art filled with powerful imagery, quotes, symbols, poetry and prose, and with food for thought and tales of other travelers to inspire and instruct. These books are for people who are searching for their gift, their purpose or mission. For those who have seen their vision and are ready for change, they offer direction, guidance and support. For those already on their path, they are a resource, a visionary tool for building community, and a source of renewal."

Condition / Notes: Box, books and ephemera are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 3310

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of genealogy reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Early Germans of New Jersey: Their History, Churches and Genealogies" and a reprint of "History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters and First Comers to Ye Olde Colonie." 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 3311

$120

Details: This lot includes the group of works on paper shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains scarce posters, photographs, typographical samples, drawings, etchings, watercolors, etc. Many of these works are signed, all are original, with most dating from the period between 1900-2000. There are approximately 80 pieces in this collection. 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 items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3312

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of rare JFK assassination reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Assassination Rhapsody" by Derek Pell and "No More Silence: An Oral History of the Assassination of President Kennedy" by Larry A. Sneed. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 3313

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Sherlockiana and books by Arthur Conan Doyle shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Blood on Baker Street" by Anthony Boucher (Mercury Mystery #179) and volumes 2-6 of Doyle's "History of the Great War: British Campaign in France and Flanders" (ex-library). 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 3314

$120

Title: Art and Architecture: The Art
Author: William Walton
Publisher: George Barrie
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: lxiv, 79 pages
Width: 14.5" Height: 19"

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce subscription copy, printed for Reverend John L. Hamel of Olean, New York. Antique elephant folio is bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, and stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to front cover. Book shows external wear, with detached boards. Flyleaves are detached. Text block is intact, with clean and bright pages and plates. Lavishly illustrated with matted color plates with captioned tissue guards, b&w reproductions, and tissue-protected photogravure frontispiece portrait of Director-General George R. Davis

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 3315

$25

Title: Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays par un groupe d'ecrivains specialistes francais et etrangers
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Emmanuel Benezit
Publisher: Librairie Grund
City: Paris
Year: 1966
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: No
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: A scarce edition of this classic reference work. Volumes are bound in dark red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Books are in excellent condition. Interiors are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 3316

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of antique international telegraph stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). These stamps are preserved in the plastic pockets of detached album sheets. These stamps are from Central America and Europe. 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 3317

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the rare JFK assassination reference materials shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the following titles: 1) Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure To Protect the President (author signed); 2) Evidence of Conspiracy: A 30-Year Overview (title handwritten and signed by author); 3) The JFK Reader: Featuring the Torbitt Document; 4) The JFK Assassination Timeline Chart; 5) The Day in Question; 6) Default Judgment: Questions, Answers & Reflections on the Crime of the Century - The Assassination of John F. Kennedy; 7) Denial: A Possible Explanation of the Why and Who Assassinated John F. Kennedy; 8) 3 Days in Dallas: Minute-by-Minute, Hour-by-Hour Chronology of the Conspiracy To Murder President Kennedy; 9) Crossfire: Evidence of Conspiracy; 10) Mr. Chairman: Evidence of Conspiracy (signed and dated by author); 11) November 22, 1963: A Reference Guide to the JFK Assassination; 12) JFK: The Medical Evidence Reference: Who's Who in the Medical Evidence --- The Principal Witnesses from November 22, 1963 (inscribed by author); 13) Possible Discovery of an Automobile Used in the JFK Conspiracy (Expanded and Revised Manuscript, August 11, 1993); 14) The Secret Papers of Harry Dean, Former FBI-CIA Agent; 15) Truth Withheld: A Survivor's Story; 16) Oswald's Closest Friend: The George de Mohrenschildt Story. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Material is generally in excellent condition.
 
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