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Lot 4030

$110

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's books 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 4031

$90

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of world history books 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 large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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. There are some ex-library volumes included in this lot.
 
Lot 4032

$120

Title: Korakou: A Prehistoric Settlement near Corinth
Author: Carl W. Blegen - Carl William Blegen was an American archaeologist famous for his work on the site of Pylos in modern day Greece and Troy in modern day Turkey. He directed the University of Cincinnati excavations of the mound of Hisarlik, the site of Troy, from 1932 to 1938.

In Greece, he was a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (1911–1913), during which time he worked on excavations at Locris, Corinth and Korakou. During World War I Blegen was involved in relief work in Bulgaria and Macedonia, receiving the Saviors Order from Greece in 1919. Following the war he completed his Ph.D. at Yale (1920). He was then assistant director of the American School (1920–26); during his tenure he excavated at Zygouries, Phlius, Prosymna, and Hymettos. In 1927, Blegen joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati. Blegen was professor of classical archaeology at the University of Cincinnati from 1927–1957. His excavations at Troy were carried out between 1932 and 1938, followed by those at the palace of Nestor in Pylos, Greece in 1939 (the dig resumed 1952-1966). Blegen retired in 1957.

Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
City: Boston
Year: 1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/139 pages plus 7 plates and fold out
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with printed title label to front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Interior is clean and unmarked, with bright (color) plates and intact fold-out plan of the excavations site by W. B. Dinsmoor & Dr. A. K. Orlandos.
 
Lot 4033

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the three antique photography albums shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain photos on cities and landmarks in late 19th-century Germany and, to a lesser extent, neighboring countries, offering images of picturesque landscapes and fascinating views on architecture and cityscapes that were often lost in the Second World War.
Condition / Notes: Albums show significant external wear with spine covers showing chipping, tears and/or loss of material. One board is detached. Photographs are pasted to heavy stock paper that show waviness. Photos and paper are almost entirely clean and without markings.
 
Lot 4034

$250

Title: He Tou Herodotus Halikarnasseos Historia: Herodoti Halicarnassensis Historia
Author: Herodotus - Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria (modern day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the 5th century BC. He has been called the "Father of History," and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories - his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced - is a record of his "inquiry" (or historía, a word that passed into Latin and took on its modern meaning of history), being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. Although some of his stories were not completely accurate, he claimed that he was reporting only what had been told to him. Little is known of his personal history since ancient records are scanty, contradictory and often fanciful.
Publisher: Foulis Press.
City: Glasgow
Year: 1761
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 9 Complete: Yes
Width: 4" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: Bilingual edition of the Histories, with Latin text facing Greek.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Volumes show age/wear concentrated at extremities. Front board and front endpaper of first volume are detached. Antique bookplates appear on marbled front endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 4035

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Whale Hunt: The Narrative of a Voyage by Nelson Cole Haley, Harpooner in the Ship Charles W. Morgan, 1849-1853 - Dated 1948 by Ives Washburn, Inc.
- The Cruise of the "Cachalot" round the World after Sperm Whales by Frank T. Bullen - Dated 1901 by Smith, Elder & Co. - Includes intact fold-out map.
- Whaling North and South by J. S. Hodgson, F. V. Morley - Dated 1927 by Methuen & Co. Ltd. In dust jacket.
- Birth of a Whalesip by Reginald Hegarty - Dated 1964 by New Bedford Free Public Library - Signed Edition - Author's signature appears on title page.
- "Whale Off!": The Story of American Shore Whaling by Jeannette Edwards Rattray, Everett J. Edwards - Dated 1956 by Coward-McCann, Inc. - In slipcase
- The American Whaleman: A Study of Life and Labor in the Whaling Industry by Elmo Paul Hohman - Dated 1928 by Longmans, Green, and Co. - First Edition
 
Lot 4036

$130

Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazine issues shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are an October 1818 issue of The Analytic Magazine (No. 70, Vol. XII), an 1830 The New York Medical Inquirer and Domestic Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 4), 16 issues of Harper's New Monthly Magazine from the end of the 19th century, (and two more recent from the early twentieth), several issues of Mayflower (1905/1906) and various other periodicals. 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 4037

$45

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of nautical history & ship building reference books 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 large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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 4038

$60

Title: The Anatomy of Ballyhoo: Phantom Fame
Author: Harry Reichenbach - Harry Reichenbach was a U.S. press agent and publicist who dreamed up sensational publicity stunts to promote films. He worked both for actors, as an agent, and for the studios as a promoter.

Later Reichenbach founded his own public relations company. Looking for new customers he noticed lithograph of Paul Chabas' September Morn, a modest nude painting, in an art store window. He made a deal with the storeowner who had not sold any of his 2000 prints. Next he incited interest of moralist crusader Anthony Comstock and took him to see the store window. Reichenbach had also hired a couple of boys to "ogle" the picture so the Comstock would be suitably outraged. Comstock's Anti-Vice Society took the case to the court and lost. However, the case aroused lots of interest to the painting, which sold out on the art store and several million prints more. Reichenbach made $200 from his deal with the art store. The original of the September Morn is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Reichenbach promoted the first Tarzan movie in 1918 with setting loose apes and lions in hotels in New York. To promote the sequel the Return of Tarzan, Reichenbach hired an actor who checked into the Hotel Bellclaire with a name Thomas R. Zann. Zann had a huge crate that was hoisted to his room through a window. Then he ordered fifteen pounds of raw beef. When the cook and the hotel detective arrived, they saw that the meat was for the guest's pet lion. Hotel called for police and the "Mr Zann" explained to them and the press that he was a huge Tarzan fan.

One of the actors Reichenbach worked for was Rudolf Valentino. Reichenbach convinced him to grow beard to cause a bad reaction that was followed by a good one when he "agreed" to shave it.

When Reichenbach was working for actor Francis X. Bushman, he took him to see studio executives. He began to walk with Bushman from the railway station and dropped pennies to the street from his pocket. Lots of people followed them, picking up the coins and following them. The crowd gave the studio executives an impression that Bushman was very popular and they signed him up for a big contract with Metro Pictures.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 258 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "As Told to David Freeman"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in tan cloth with red and black lettering and design. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is sound. Small stamp and previous owner's annotation in pencil appear on front endpaper. Pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of the author.
 
Lot 4039

$225

Title: The Naval Cutter Alert 1777
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 126 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This title is part of the series "Anatomy of the Ship."
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Book is profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.  Dust jacket is in similar condition.

It should be noted that this lot contains 14 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 4040

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera relating to American composer Aaron Copland shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the record "Aaron Copland Conducts His Clarinet Concerto and Old American Songs," with jacket bearing the musician's signature and date of 1964 at top of front cover. In addition, three typed pieces of correspondence on stationery bearing Copeland's letterhead are signed by the composer, with one containing a handwritten postscript that reads "Also: What hotel you suggest for / my stay, and would you please make / reservation for me starting May 8th. / And I need the exact times of rehearsal / periods." These letters are addressed to a Mr. Kasson E. Crooker of the Phoenix Symphony Assoc. One bears the date January 30, 1975, the remaining two are from April 1974. and are in relation to concerts being conducted by Copland in Phoenix.

Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music. He was instrumental in forging a distinctly American style of composition, and is often referred to as "the Dean of American Composers". He is best known to the public for the works he wrote in the 1930s and 1940s in a deliberately more accessible style than his earlier pieces, including the ballets "Appalachian Spring," "Billy the Kid," "Rodeo" and his "Fanfare for the Common Man." The open, slowly changing harmonies of many of his works are archetypical of what many people consider to be the sound of American music, evoking the vast American landscape and pioneer spirit. However, he wrote music in different styles at different periods of his life: his early works incorporated jazz or avant-garde elements whereas his later music incorporated serial techniques. In addition to his ballets and orchestral works he produced music in many other genres including chamber music, vocal works, opera and film scores.
Condition / Notes: Jacket of record shows light shelfwear. Letters are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 4041

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique erotica and antique volume shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains material with cartoons, including Mickey Mouse, and photography showing characters and/or people engaged in sexual activity. In addition, there is an edition of "Musk, Hashish and Blood" by Hector France (London, 1900), illustrated with 22 etchings. 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. It should be noted that the booklet entitled "For the Love of It" is incomplete, with title page detached, and "Midnight Intimacies" is in very poor condition. The Hector France volume also shows significant wear, with spine cover detaching and nibbling to fore edges of boards and pages.
 
Lot 4042

$35

Details: This lot includes the large group of Native American arrowheads & spear heads shown in the corresponding image. 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 4043

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are march songs, a World War I song, a song featuring Al Jolson, music from the Ziegfield Follies, and rare titles such as "I'm a Member of the Midnight Crew" and "Weegee Weegee Tell Me Do." There is also an October 1939 issue of "The Etude: Music Magazine." 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 4044

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a 1910 edition of "A Cartoon History of Roosevelt's Career" and a 1937 edition of "Old Inns of Connecticut." 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. It should be noted that previous owner's stamp appears at bottom outside corner of front flyleaf of volumes. "A Cartoon History of Roosevelt's Career" shows water markings to lower inside corners.
 
Lot 4045

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of original sixties art exhibit posters shown in the corresponding image(s). These posters advertise exhibitions of the work of Sidney Goodman, Pla Narbona, Ramond Saunders, William King, and Anne Raymo. 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: Posters are intact, without tears or punctures. A number show light creasing across mid-sections from folding.
 
Lot 4046

$40

Details: This lot includes the handmade leaded glass window pane shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece features stained glass, slag glass, glass beads, and clear glass with a beveled edge. The beveled glass at each corner is frosted. This beautifully crafted piece depicts two clusters of grapes, one green and one purple, growing on a vine. The pane has two hanging loops at the top, to which a chains are connected. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This pieces is generally in good condition, with some light age/wear.
 
Lot 4047

$35

Details: This lot includes the approximately 100 issues of Nautical Research Journal shown in the corresponding image. The majority of these issues date from the eighties and nineties. 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 are generally in good condition. A number of issues may have marginalia and/or other markings. Approximately a quarter of these issues have been bound in folders.
 
Lot 4048

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the Edward W. Sweetman reprints of titles on ship modeling and nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this collection are "The "Cutty Sark": The Last of the Famous Tea Clippers" by C. Nepean Longridge and "How To Make Ship Block Models" by Charles G. Davis. 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 4049

$45

Title: The Sea
Author: Robert Mudie - Robert Mudie was a Scottish-born newspaper editor and author.
Publisher: Thomas Ward & Co.
City: London
Year: 1835
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/278 plus 18 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: Contains chapters on the "quantity and composition of the sea," its geographical distribution, tides of the sea as produced by celestial observation, tides and waves, yearly and monthly variations of tide, terrestrial disturbances of the tides, effects of the land on tides, distribution of co-tidal lines.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows twentieth-century re-casing, with quarter leather binding with raised bands and gilt lettering over blue cloth. Binding is tight. Four lines of table of contents show underlining in ink and two small stains appear on margins of the same. Pages are otherwise clean and unmarked. Book is illustrated with a striking hand-colored frontispiece and a title-page vignette.
 
Lot 4050

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of antique framed items and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the items in this collection are a waterfall print in original frame and new backing, commemoration covers relating to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and an antique illustration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. 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 4051

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of antique 19th century almanacs from Civil War years shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 5 almanacs included in this lot, which represent the years 1862, 1863, and 1864. The publications included are "The Old Farmer's Almanac" and "Leavitt's Farmer's Almanack". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: The condition of these almanacs varies - some show more advanced age/wear such as chipping, moisture indications, and detached pages and/or wrappers. Some also show loss to the wrappers.
 
Lot 4052

$60

Details: This lot includes the issues of "Shipping Wonders of the World" shown in the corresponding image. This series contains 55 parts and lacks only part 7. Magazines are profusely illustrated with striking color covers, b&w photos and color plates. 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 4053

$50

Title: Christine: or, Woman's Trials and Triumphs
Author: Laura J. Curtis
Publisher: De Witt & Davenport, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 384 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Denishe M. Kohn writes the following characterization of the author and her novel in the introduction to the University of Nebraska edition:

"When Laura Curtis Bullard wrote "Christine: Or Woman’s Trials and Triumphs" she created one of antebellum America’s most radical heroines: a woman’s rights leader. Through the creation of
her unconventional title character, Curtis Bullard gave voice to her own support for female suffrage, careers, and economic independence, which was termed the “woman’s rights” movement in the mid-nineteenth century and was considered scandalous, even sinful, by many Americans.1 Curtis Bullard was twenty-five when "Christine," her second novel, was published in 1856, and she was the editor of a newspaper for women, the Ladies’ Visitor. She continued her career after she was married and became a mother, and in 1870 she succeeded Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony as editor of the suffrage newspaper the Revolution, publishing essays about the social problems caused by women’s inequality that she had earlier dramatized in "Christine."

"Christine" is written in the tradition of the bildungsroman and the reform novel of the nineteenth century. In an era when women were considered to “unsex” themselves by public speaking, Christine sympathetically portrays a young woman who defies her family to join the lecture circuit for female suffrage and education. Curtis Bullard depicts her heroine’s public career as a natural extension of women’s charitable and reform work in the nineteenth century, thus asserting the “true womanhood” of woman’s rights leaders at a time when they were reviled by many middle-class Americans."

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name appears in pencil on blank preliminary page. Pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 4054

$70

Title: The Real Story of the Whaler: Whaling, Past and Present
Author: A. Hyatt Verrill - Alpheus Hyatt Verrill, known as Hyatt Verrill, was an American zoologist, explorer, inventor, illustrator and author. He was the son of Addison Emery Verrill (1839–1926), the first professor of zoology at Yale University.

Hyatt Verrill wrote on a wide variety of topics, including natural history, travel, radio and whaling. He participated in a number of archaeological expeditions to the West Indies, South, and Central America. He traveled extensively throughout the West Indies, and all of the Americas, North, Central and South. Theodore Roosevelt stated: "It was my friend Verrill here, who really put the West Indies on the map."

During 1896 he served as natural history editor of Webster's International Dictionary, and he illustrated many of his own writings as well. During 1902 Verrill invented the autochrome process of natural-color photography.

Among his writings are many science fiction works including twenty six published in Amazing Stories pulp magazines. Upon his death, P. Schuyler Miller noted that Verrill "was one of the most prolific and successful writers of our time," with 115 books to his credit as well as "articles in innumerable newspapers." Everett F. Bleiler described Verrill's "lost race" stories as "more literate than most of their competition, but stodgy."

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1916
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 248 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green leather with gilt lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Book shows moderate shelfwear. Binding is sound. Interior is clean and unmarked. Contains tissue-guarded frontispiece, photographic plates and many in-text and full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 4055

$45

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books about whaling 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 large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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 4056

$45

Title: The Objects from Samaria
Author: G. M. Crowfoot, J. W. Crowfoot, Kathleen M. Kenyon
Publisher: Palestine Exploration Fund
City: London
Year: 1957
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: xvii/478 plus 27 plates
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: The final volume in the series on Samaria Sebaste describing the objects found in the 1931-1933 and the 1935 expeditions.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows shelfwear. Binding is tight. Unmarked pages are clean and fresh. Profusely illustrated with drawings and photographic plates.
 
Lot 4057

$20

Title: Gaulish Personal Names: A Study of Some Continental Celtic Formations
Author: D. Ellis Evans - (David) Ellis Evans is a Welsh scholar and academic. He was born in the Towy Valley in Carmarthenshire and went to Llandeilo Grammar School.

After studying at Jesus College, Oxford and receiving a doctorate from the University of Oxford, he lectured at the University of Wales, Swansea from 1957 to 1978, rising to become Professor. In 1978, he returned to Oxford University as Jesus Professor of Celtic and also became a Professorial Fellow of Jesus College. He was appointed as a Fellow of the British Academy in 1983, having delivered the Academy's Sir John Rhys Memorial Lecture in 1977, named in honor of the first Oxford Celtic Professor. He retired in 1996.

His particular research interest was early Celtic culture throughout Europe, dealing with its relationship with that of the classical world, and in the history of the Celtic languages and the early literatures of Wales and Ireland. A volume of essays on these topics by fellow Celticists was published in honor of his 65th birthday in 1995.
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
City: London
Year: 1967
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/492 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: "The Celtic personal names which are attested in the Celtic inscriptions of Gaul, in the "Commentaries on the Gallic War," and in the graffiti of La Graufesenque, present many linguistic problems. This volume tries to elucidate some of these problems. It is the first major study of Continental Celtic sources by an expert in Insular Celtic since the pioneer work of Sir John Rhys. After a comprehensive survey of previous research on Continental Celtic personal names, the nature of the sources is discussed in detail. Etymology is then carefully examined and full use is made both of Continental and Insular Celtic records. A summary is made of what is most certain in the phonology and morphology of the forms which have been studied."
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. This ex-library volume has customary markings and attachments. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. A portion of dust jacket with blurb is neatly pasted to front endpaper. Pages are clean and bright, with library markings in pencil on title and copyright pages only (and on top and bottom edges of text block).
 
Lot 4058

$130

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 4059

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera relating to California and Yosemite shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are an "air photo by Erickson," with the name Ryan Brougham to bottom margin, showing a plane flying over a coastline, a brochure for Pfeiffer's Ranch Resort, a brochure for the Lowe Observatory, and small-format illustrated menus for Camp Curry at the Yosemite National Park. 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.
 
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