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Lot 3318

$35

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 3319

$70

Details: This shelf lot includes the group of 13 Roman states stampless covers shown in the corresponding image(s). These covers date from between 1800 and 1859. 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 within a modern album.
 
Lot 3320

$35

Details: This lot includes the baseball signed by Hideki Irabu (May 5, 1969 - July 27, 2011) shown in the corresponding image(s). Irabu was a baseball player of Okinawan and American mixed ancestry. He played professionally in both Japan and the United States. His major league debut was on July 10, 1997 for the New York Yankees. This Rawlings baseball has been shrink wrapped and is enclosed in a plastic cube which measures approximately 3.25". This signed item includes a Certificate of Authenticity, from Steiner Sports Memorabilia. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This baseball is in like-new condition and is covered in shrink wrap. The certificate of authenticity shows some creasing and folds.
 
Lot 3321

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of ladies' magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are "Cosmopolitan," "McClure's," "The Red Book," "Modern Priscilla," "Woman's World," "McCall's Magazine," and "Woman's Home Companion," among others. There are approximately 17 pieces in this lot. The magazines in this lot are dated from the 1920s 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 along spine, and may have detached covers or pages, among other age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3322

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are "The New Yorker," "News From Home," "The American," "Liberty," and "Look," among others. There are 32 individual issues in this lot, which are dated from the 1920s to the 1940s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These volume are generally in good condition, with some age/wear indications. There may be some chipping/tearing at edges.
 
Lot 3323

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of antique international telegraph stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). These stamps are preserved on detached album sheets. These stamps are from Latin America, Europe and Asia. 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 3324

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of books on the New York World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Five Centuries of History Mirrored in Five Centuries of French Art" and "Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture from 1300-1800." 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 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 3325

$45

Title: Pencillings by the Way: Written during Some Years of Residence and Travel in France, Italy, Greece, Asia Minor, Turkey and England
Author: Nathaniel Parker Willis - Nathaniel Parker Willis, also known as N. P. Willis, was an American author, poet and editor who worked with several notable American writers including Edgar Allan Poe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He became the highest-paid magazine writer of his day. For a time, he was the employer of former slave and future writer Harriet Jacobs. His brother was the composer Richard Storrs Willis and his sister wrote under the name Fanny Fern.

Born in Portland, Maine, Willis came from a family of publishers. His grandfather Nathaniel Willis owned newspapers in Massachusetts and Virginia, and his father Nathaniel Willis was the founder of Youth's Companion, the first newspaper specifically for children. Willis developed an interest in literature while attending Yale College and began publishing poetry. After graduation, he worked as an overseas correspondent for the New York Mirror. He eventually moved to New York and began to build his literary reputation. Working with multiple publications, he was earning about US$100 per article and between $5,000 and $10,000 per year. In 1846, he started his own publication, the Home Journal, which was eventually renamed Town & Country. Shortly after, Willis moved to a home on the Hudson River where he lived a semi-retired life until his death in 1867.

Publisher: Morris & Willis, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1844
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/216 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to boards and small tears at edges. Minor loss of material visible at edges of rear board. Book is solidly bound. Endpapers and pages show foxing. Text appears in double columns.
 
Lot 3326

$35

Details: This lot features bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilations featured in this lot contain issues of "The Golden Rule: Mirror of the Times," an Independent Order of Odd Fellows weekly newspaper. These two books are volumes 19 and 20 , with weekly issues from from Saturday, July 2, 1853, through Sat. July 1, 1854. Magazine offers fiction, articles and numerous small advertisements.
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes are bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Books show external wear. These ex-library volumes show taping to spine, bookplates on front pastedowns and stamps at rear. Lightly age-toned pages show light foxing.
 
Lot 3327

$15

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 3328

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Herkimer for the Year 1857 by uncredited author - Dated 1857 by C. C. Witherstine, Printer
- History of Herkimer County New York. Illustrated with Portraits of Many of Its Citizens by George A. Hardin, Frank H. Willard, uncredited author Edited by Frank H. Willard, George A. Hardin - Dated 1893 by D. Mason & Co., Publishers - Spine of volume is heavily taped.
- History of Oneida County New York: From 1700 to the Present Time by Henry J. Cookinham - Dated 1912 by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
 
Lot 3329

$20
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 3330

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of rare antique Roman State postage and cancels 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 letters have been carefully preserved in plastic and glassine envelopes.
 
Lot 3331

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray landmark sites, nature scenes, children, pennants. There are also a number of cards offering portraits of Native Americans. And a number that are in leather. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design element. There are approximately 135 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 3332

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of early 19th-century American cancels shown in the corresponding image. 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 3333

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of antique New York State and City ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are a minstrel show program, theater programs, magazines, and a 1932 publication of "Psychiana." 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 3334

$45

Details: This lot includes the large group of antique and vintage local stamps, propaganda, phantom and facsimile stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). Included is a small quantity of stamps from Nazi Germany. These are preserved on detached album sheets. 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 3335

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot show advertising and portray entertainers such as Lawrence Welk, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Eddy Duchin, Xavier Cugat, Fabian, Fatty Arbuckle, Tom Breneman. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 180 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 3336

$50

Title: The Tiny Golden Library
Author: Dorothy Kunhardt - Dorothy Kunhardt was an American children's-book author, best known for the baby book Pat the Bunny. She was also a historian and writer about the life of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Kunhardt wrote nearly 50 books, including one of the bestselling children's books of all time, "Pat the Bunny," which has sold over six million copies. Other works include the well known "Twenty Days," an account of Lincoln's assassination and the twenty days that followed, which she wrote with her son, Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr.; "Tiny Animal Stories"; "The Telephone Book"; "Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather"; "Brave Mr. Buckingham"; "Junket is Nice" (1933); "Wise Old Aard-Vark" (1936); and "Now Open the Box."
Publisher: Golden Press
City: New York
Year: 1949
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 24 Complete: No
Width: 2.25" Height: 3.25"
Book Details: 24-volume hardback set in pictorial cardboard box. 12 Tiny Nonsense Stories and 12 Tiny Animal Stories.
Condition / Notes: Books are in excellent condition. Box shows age/wear.
 
Lot 3337

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Pursuit of the House-Boat" by John Kendrick Bangs and "The Last Case of Sherlock Holmes" by Trevor H. Hall. 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 3338

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of magazines and periodicals relating to nature, agriculture, and animals shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are "The Rider and Driver," "Poultry Tribune," "American Agriculturist," "Horticulture," "Forest Leaves," "Nature Magazine," and "Michigan Farmer," among others. There are approximately 30 individual issues included in this lot. The publications in this lot are dated between the late 1870s to the 1930s. 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 along spine, and may have detached covers or pages, among other age/wear indications.
 
Lot 3339

$10

Details: This lot includes the large collection of stamps from Albania and Greece shown in the corresponding image(s). These stamps are from the twentieth century. There are a small number of complete sets in this group. 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 significant external wear.
 
Lot 3340

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of estate books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material contains "The Official History of the Fair, St. Louis, 1904" as well as a scrapbook, booklets, stamps, a stamped 1946 visa granted by the Belgian consulate in New York, 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 3341

$90

Title: The Columbian Exposition Album Containing Views of the Grounds, Main and State Buildings, Statuary, Architectural Details, Interiors, Midway Plaisance Scenes, and Other Interesting Objects Which Had Place at the World's Columbian Exposition Chicago, 1893
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Rand, McNally & Company, Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Remarkably well-preserved antique volume is bound in maroon cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Books shows very light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and unmarked. Profusely illustrated with 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 3342

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of early 19th-century American cancels shown in the corresponding image. 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 3343

$15

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 3344

$45

Details: This lot features bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains issues of "The Illustrated London News" (Volumes No. 10, January to June 1847, and No. 22, January to June, 1853) published by William Little. These volumes are lavishly illustrated with in-text and full-page engravings.
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes show external wear, with the binding older of the two detaching from text block. Pages are clean and unmarked, with clear and vivid illustrations.
 
Lot 3345

$15

Details: This lot includes the large collection of vintage United States stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). These stamps from the thirties and forties. They provide images of commemorations, founding fathers, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the liberation of Paris in the Second World War, the New York World's Fair of 1939, etc. 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 significant external wear.
 
Lot 3346

$20

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 "Is President John F. Kennedy Alive...and Well?" by Bernard M. Bane and Richard B. Trask's "National Nightmare on Six Feet of Film." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are in very good condition.
 
Lot 3347

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Shame the Devil by George P. Pelecanos - Dated 1999 by Dennis McMillan Publications - Signed Edition - This is a limited first edition numbered and signed by the author. Volume, dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition.
- Void Moon by Michael Connelly - Dated 1999 by Dennis McMillan Publications - Signed Edition - This is a limited first edition numbered and signed by the author. Volume, dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition.
- Heartwood by James Lee Burke - Dated 1999 by Doubleday - Signed Edition - This is a limited first edition signed and numbered by the author. Book is in excellent condition, preserved in similarly well-preserved slipcase.
- Will You Always Love Me? by Joyce Carol Oates - Dated 1994 by James Cahill Publishing - Signed Edition - This is an author-signed limited edition.
 
Lot 3348

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray religious themes, some of which portray the Lord's Prayer, the 10 Commandments and other biblical motifs . There are, in addition, a number of cards conveying greetings. 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 3349

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of pulp magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are "Argosy All-Story Weekly," "True Confessions," "Mystery Magazine," "Brigade," "Challenge For Men," "Valor For Men," "Anything Goes," "Pleasure Magazine," and "See," among other titles. The dates of these publications ranges from the early 1920s to early 1960s. There are 22 magazines in this lot. 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, and may have detached covers or pages.
 
Lot 3350

$375

Title: We: The Famous Flier's Own Story of His Life and His Transatlantic Flight, together with His Views of the Future of Aviation
Author: Charles Lindbergh - Charles Augustus Lindbergh (nicknamed "Slim," "Lucky Lindy," and "The Lone Eagle") was an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist.

As a 25-year-old U.S. Air Mail pilot, Lindbergh emerged from obscurity to virtually instantaneous world fame as the result of his solo non-stop flight on May 2021, 1927, from Roosevelt Fieldon New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France, a distance of nearly 3,600 statute miles (5,800 km), in the single-seat, single-engine monoplane Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh, a U.S. Army reserve officer, was also awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his historic exploit.

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Lindbergh used his fame to promote the development of both commercial aviation and Air Mail services in the United States and the Americas. In March 1932, however, his infant son, Charles, Jr., was kidnapped and murdered in what was soon dubbed the "Crime of the Century"; this led to the Lindbergh family being "driven into voluntary exile" and fleeing the United States in late December 1935 to live in Europe. The family continued to live overseas until returning to the U.S. in April 1939.

Before the United States formally entered World War II, Lindbergh had been an outspoken advocate of keeping the U.S. out of the world conflict, as had his father, Congressman Charles August Lindbergh, during World War I; Lindbergh even became a leader in the anti-war America First movement. Nonetheless, he supported the war effort after Pearl Harbor and flew many combat missions in the Pacific Theater of World War II as a civilian consultant, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt had refused to reinstate his Army Air Corps colonel's commission that he had resigned in April 1941.  In his later years, Lindbergh became a prolific prize-winning author, international explorer, inventor, and environmentalist.

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 318 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Lindbergh describes his boyhood, his first plane, early flights, his career as a stunt flier, his training days in the Army Air Corps, four emergency parachute jumps which saved his life as an Air Mail pilot, and the stirring events that led to his transatlantic flight. With an account of Lindbergh's receptions in Paris, Brussels, London, Washington, New York, and St. Louis written by Fitzhugh Green entitled "A Little of What the World Thought of Lindbergh." Foreword by Myron T. Herrick.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work. Lindbergh's signature and date of April 1930 appear in ink on blank preliminary page. Antique volume bound in dark blue cloth with gilt title and lettering to spine and title and silhouette of the "Spirit of St. Louis" stamped in gilt on front cover over author's name. Book shows light external wear. Front hinge is cracking. Decorative endpapers with multiples of Lindbergh plane. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with photographic plates. Intact dust jacket shows shelfwear, with small tears at edges and faded spine.
 
Lot 3351

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Publications included in this lot are "Good Housekeeping," "The Open Road for Boys," "The Mentor," "Judge," "Successful Farming," "Silver Screen," "Liberty," "Click," "Pic," and "Look." There are ten magazines in this lot, which originate 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: These magazines show some age/wear indications such as chipping, edge wear, and/or light moisture indications. The issue of "The Mentor" has become disbound.
 
Lot 3352

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of 19th century tech magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are "Journal of the Telegraph," "The Tradesman," and "The Engineering and Mining Journal." There are approximately 18 individual issues in this lot, which are primarily dated between the 1870s and the early 1900s. 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.
 
Lot 3353

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the Chicago World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Marietta Holley's "Samantha at the World's Fair" and "The World's Congress of Religions: The Addresses and Papers Delivered before the Parliament, and an Abstract of the Congresses Held in the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., August 25 to October 15, 1893, under the Auspices of the World's Columbian Exposition." 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 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 3354

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Assembly's Shorter Catechism, Illustrated by Appropriate Anecdotes; Chiefly Designed To Assist Parents and Sabbath School Teachers, in the Instruction of Youth by John Whitcross - Dated 1843 by Robert Carter
- Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution by Thomas Paine - Dated 1856 by J. P. Mendum - A flyer announcing "Books for Independent Thinkers. Published by Calvin Blanchard." has been tipped in at front of volume.
- Evidences of the Authenticity, Inspiration and Canonical Authority of the Holy Scriptures by Archibald Alexander - Dated 1836 by Presbyterian Board of Publication
- Thoughts on Religious Experience. To Which Is Added an Appendix, Containing "Letters to the Aged," &c. &c. by Archibald Alexander - Dated 1844 by Presbyterian Board of Publication - Spine cover is detaching.
- Miriam; or, the Power of Truth: A Jewish Tale by uncredited author - Dated 1842 by Griffith & Simon
- A Series of Discourses on the Christian Revelation, Viewed in Connection with the Modern Astronomy by Thomas Chalmers - Dated Unknown by American Tract Society - Volume shows heavy foxing.
- A Sacramental Directory; or, a Treatise concerning the Sanctification of a Communion Sabbath by John Willison - Dated 1863 by United Presbyterian Board of Publication - Volume lacks spine cover.
- The Crisis: Being a Series of Pamphlets in Sixteen Numbers, Written during the American Revolution by Thomas Paine - Dated 1860 by J. P. Mendum - Front board shows chewing to bottom outside corner.
 
Lot 3355

$225

Title: The Book of the Fair: An Historical and Descriptive Presentation of the World's Science, Art and Industry, as Viewed through the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Designed To Set Forth the Display Made by the Congress of Nations, of Human Achievement in Material Form, so as the More Effectually To Illustrate the Progress of Mankind in All the Departments of Civilized Life
Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft - Hubert Howe Bancroft was an American historian and ethnologist who wrote and published works concerning the western United States, Texas, Mexico, Central America, British Columbia and Alaska.
Publisher: The Bancroft Company, Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No
Width: 15.25" Height: 19"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of the first four parts of the Columbian edition this publication. Each copy bears the number 494. Each hardcover chemise, bound in green cloth with stamped black lettering and pictorial design, contains two portfolios. One in wrappers contains 100 pages of text and one in linen contains the accompanying plate. Chemises show moderate shelfwear and varying degrees of soiling. First chemise shows light soiling to edges, fourth has soiled front panel. Chemises are intact, though without ribbons. Portfolios and their contents are well preserved, with bright, color plates with matting and handsomely illustrated texts.

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 3356

$650

Title: Cabriole
Artist: Mario Jason
Medium: Sculpture
Features: Limited
Width: 15.0" Height: 31.5"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Sculpture is in excellent condition.
 
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