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Lot 7336

$110

Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including His Tour to the Hebrides, Correspondence with Mrs. Thrale, &c &c
Author: James Boswell, John Wilson Croker
Editor: John Wright
Publisher: George Bell and Sons
City: London
Year: 1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Antique decorative set bound in three-quarter red leather and light red cloth. Spines show raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs. Books show external wear, with cracking along spine edges and lightly bumped corners with minor loss of material. Boards of volumes 1 and 10 are detached, as is front board of volume 2.. Other volumes are soundly bound. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and without markings. Illustrated with engraved frontispieces and plates. Contains fold-out facsimiles with illustrations.
 
Lot 7337

$1,200

Title: Debarquement en Angleterre
Artist: Felix Buhot
Medium: Engraving
Features: Original
Width: 10.25" Height: 15.0"
Condition / Notes: Tip of upper right-hand corner has been chipped off. Otherwise engraving shows no tears, chipping or markings.
 
Lot 7338

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique stickers, decals, labels and stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes 23 plastic binder sleeves, in which the labels and decals are organized and protected. Some themes of these stickers and labels include Famous Americans, education, Native Americans, gift & craft shows, clothing, footwear, and dance, among others. 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. The labels are carefully stored in plastic binder sleeves.
 
Lot 7339

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the antique ledger shown in the corresponding image. This book contains the handwritten minutes of the Board of Councilmen of the City of Rahway, New Jersey, from the meeting of March 6th , 1866 to that of July 27th, 1869. Dealing with issues such as petitions, appointments, ordinances, and the maintaining and regulating of city property such as sidewalks, streets, drainage, etc. Entries are written in legible handwriting with summarizing annotations in margin. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear concentrated at extremities. Hinges have been reinforced. Contains marbled endpapers and dark text-block edges. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 7340

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of medical diplomas and posters shown in the corresponding image(s). There are two medical diplomas in this lot, one is from the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery, which is printed on vellum. Two class photographs are also included, depicting the Alpha Nu Chapter of Phi Delta from 1910 and the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery class of 1910. This material also includes a poster depicting an antique photograph of Carnegie Hall. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These items show some age/wear. The class of 1910 poster shows some moisture indications, fading, and loss to edges. The Carnegie Hall poster is folded and shows creasing.
 
Lot 7341

$130

Details: This lot includes the group of estate books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes items relating to the 1893 World's Fair, such as stamps, history books, and serial publications, among a fine collection of other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

This lot comes from the collection of Charles Rand Penney of Lockport, New York, considered one of the great American collectors of the Twentieth Century. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1923, Penney acquired his BA from Yale University in 1965, a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1951, and in 1995 he was honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the State University of New York for his life-long support for the arts. Dr. Penney received many other awards for his continuing contributions in this field.

Dr. Penney began collecting art by Western New Yorkers in the mid-30's, eventually collecting more than 100,000 objects that he kept and researched in his own home. Dr. Penney loaned his artwork extensively throughout Western New York and the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, he donated his collection of Western New York art to the Burchfield Art Center at Buffalo State College. As a result, the center was renamed the Burchfield-Penney Art Center to memorialize his generous and landmark donation.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some volumes show more advanced wear such as chipping and loss along spine as well as cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 7342

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of bridge-related collectibles shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a copper plate mounted on a wood base, which depicts Lanchid, the oldest of the Danube bridges, in 1839 Budapest. Also included is a framed print featuring a wintery scene and a granite stone with a color illustration of a bridge. Handwritten inscriptions on the granite piece read "Burnside Bridge - key to victory in the bloody battle of the Antietam" and "made for Marie Lutes in the bicentennial year 1976." This piece is inscribed by artist Kai. 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 7343

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included are L. Frank Baum's "Glinda of Oz," "The Jolly Jump-Ups Favorite Nursery Stories," and "The House that Glue Built." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. There is some damage to the mechanical pop-ups in the Jolly Jump Ups book.
 
Lot 7344

$110

Title: Art Gallery, Centennial International Exhibition
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Original
Width: 27.0" Height: 21.5"
Condition / Notes: Original color lithograph is preserved under glass in wooden frame of the period. This piece shows water markings at margins and a crease to the right of the mid-section, rising from the bottom edge into lithograph, with minor loss of material through margin (with no loss to lithograph itself). Light creasing present elsewhere at margins and within lithograph. Some darkening within lithograph.
 
Lot 7345

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of approximately 60 schooner bills from the late 1860's and early 1870's, originating from New York and Texas. A number of these bear the name of Captain Joseph Corson. 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 7346

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of Grecian covers shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes envelopes with postal cancels from cities such as Athens and Piraeus, and includes many which were sent via air mail. 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 7347

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the six volumes of "The Columbian Portfolio" featuring photographs of the World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). Some photographs depict the Grand Court of Honor, the Viking ship, the Fisheries Building, and MacMonnies Fountain, among other scenes. 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 books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7348

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique covers and first day covers shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes first day covers which depict themes such as Mr. Rainier National Park, the Australian Antarctic Territory, and the United Nations. Some international covers are also included, from the Republic of Cyprus and Canada, among others. 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 7349

$90

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of Civil war and United States 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.
 
Lot 7350

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of framed antique artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a photo of the geyser Old Faithful, a hand-tinted mid-1800's lithograph of Saratoga Springs, and portraits of renowned authors such as Emerson, Holmes, Longfellow, and Whittier, among others. There are five pieces 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 items are generally in good condition with some age/wear. The gilt frame housing the author portraits is not intact, and shows some breakage and loss.
 
Lot 7351

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of large stereoview photography cards shown in the corresponding image(s). The photographs in this lot depict scenes of the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Oregon, among others. Many of the cards have a typed caption attached to the lower edge of the card, detailing the scene shown. There are ten individual cards included in this lot, which measure approximately 8.5" by 5.75". 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. There is some edge wear.
 
Lot 7352

$55

Title: Li romans de carite et miserere du Renclus de Moiliens, poemes de la fin du XIIe siecle. Edition critique accompagnee d'une introduction, de notes, d'un glossaire et d'une liste des rimes par A.-G. van Hamel
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Anton Gerard van Hamel - Anton Gerard van Hamel was a theologian, professor of French and editor of De Gids.
Publisher: F. Vieweg, Libraire-Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in quarter red leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spines display raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Books show mild external wear, with cracking beginning to appear along front edges of spines and fading to upper edges of volumes. Both books are tightly bound, with marbled endpapers and clean, bright pages that show only occasional light foxing in second volume.
 
Lot 7353

$130

Title: The Dream City: A Portfolio of Photographic Views of the World's Columbian Exposition
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: N. D. Thompson Publishing Co.
City: Saint Louis
Year: 1893
Binding Style:
Number of Volumes: 17 Complete: Yes
Width: 13.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: This is a collection of 17 serially-produced folios, originally published with a folio case.
Condition / Notes: Complete set, housed in intact folding case. Original wrappers are attached to each section, folio box shows some external age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. Overall, a rare find in pleasing condition.
 
Lot 7354

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes items relating to travel, culinary, and Hollywood, such as postcards, maps, cook books, menus, and photographs. Other items include publications on basket making, ships, and telegrams, among others. 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 7355

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books relating to the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the story of Columbus, an illustrated guide to Cincinnati, and the World's Fair Dance Collection, among others. 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 books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7356

$250

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of antique magazine compilations 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 7357

$45

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of United States 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.
 
Lot 7358

$70

Title: World's Masterpieces of Modern Painting: Selected from the Great Art Exhibitions of All Nations
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Chevalier John Sartain
Publisher: William Finley & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: c1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 12.5" Height: 17.25"
Book Details: This is a rare collection of photogravures, mezzotints and etchings exhibited at The World's Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair), a World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Volumes show wear along edges and corners, with cracking to front spine edge of second volume. Minor loss of material and creasing to covers also visible. Binding of second volume somewhat shaken. Books have marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Margins and versos of plates show light foxing and occasional smudging. Foxing is heavier at ends of text block.
 
Lot 7359

$400

Details: This lot includes the original 1786 engraved map of the Russian empire shown in the corresponding image. This antique map has been hand colored and outlined. The legend in the right-hand corner reads "Charte das russische Reich und die von den Tatarn bewohnte Lander in Europa und Asien enthaltend. Entworfen von F. L. Gussefeld. Nurnberg bei den Homannischen Erben 1786. Mit. Rom. Kayserl. allg. Freyheit." A translation of this text into French appears as caption along top edge. This map measures approximately 24" x 20".

Franz Ludwig Güssefeld (1744-1807) was a Prussian cartographer. He lived and worked from 1768 at Weimar as a grand ducal chamber clerk, and later on as a forest councillor. This map is one of a number he did for the map publishing company Homann Heirs in Nuremberg.

Condition / Notes: This map shows a moisture marking to lower portion on the right-hand side. Darkening is visible along edges. Map does not show any tears or punctures.
 
Lot 7360

$80

Title: Warsaw Ghetto
Artist: Kenneth Treister
Medium: Sculpture
Features: Signature
Width: 7.5" Height: 4.75"
Condition / Notes: Sculpture is well preserved.
 
Lot 7361

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are publications such as "The Strand Magazine," "The Atlantic," "Appleton's Magazine," "The Cosmopolitan," "The Four-Track News," and "Nick Nax," among others. There are 19 magazines in this lot, which are primarily from the late 1800s and 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 magazines varies. Some volumes show chipping and/or loss to wrappers. Some covers may be detached.
 
Lot 7362

$20

Title: Unknown
Artist: Reginald Pollack
Medium: Engraving
Features: Signed In Plate
Width: 17.5" Height: 14.0"
Condition / Notes: This is an original numbered and signed etching, matted and framed under glass. Frame shows substantial wear.
 
Lot 7363

$130

Details: This lot includes the group of railroad ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes timetables for railways such as the Mexican Government Railway System and the Burlington Route, as well as items relating to the Colorado Rockies, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and the Olympian Trail. 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 7364

$35

Details: This lot includes the rare limited edition publication entitled "The World Picture of Zarathustra" shown in the corresponding image. This is the work of Edmond Bordeaux Szekely (1905–1979), a Hungarian philologist/linguist, philosopher, psychologist and natural living experimenter. It consists of six large-format booklets in a fold-out portfolio, with board game panel and tokens for board game in pocket. Limitation statement indicates this to be one of one thousand numbered and signed copies (though no number is indicated, and no signature is present). Published in 1953 by Essene School, Tecate, California.

Booklet titles are as follows: Bk I: Zarathustra, the Master of Life; Bk II: Archeosophy, a New Science; Bk III: Modern Applications of the Ashaic System; Bk IV: The Original Avesta in Translation; Bk V: The Avesta in Sumerian Pictographs; Bk VI: Diagrams and Illustrations.

Condition / Notes: Six separate booklets in white woven paper, uncut on fore edges, and stapled as issued, show light to mild wear (most visible on wrappers of first booklet). Top panel of brick leatherette portfolio (with game board on verso) is detached. Front and rear panels show light soiling. Edges of panels display wear at edges and corners.
 
Lot 7365

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of antique original correspondence, billheads, postage, and covers shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes billheads and letterheads from companies such as Northern Mutual Insurance Co., Fall Brook Coal Company's Railways, H. Goldschmidt & Son, and Detmer Woolen Co., among many other items. 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 7366

$15

Details: This lot includes the original artwork for boxing fight promotion shown in the corresponding image. This item displays portraits of the boxers Frank Esposito and Stanley Koch of New Jersey, as well as a depiction of the venue. Portraits and drawing of venue are on pieces of heavy paper pasted onto board and overlapping one another. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Board lacks lower right corner. Light staining visible at lower left. Small paper patch appears pasted on lower right-hand side. Neither images or text affected.
 
Lot 7367

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes almanacs from the early 1800's, advertising, photographs, and a souvenir book from Old Home Week in Manheim, Pennsylvania from 1912, among other items. 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. Some of the almanacs show advanced age/wear.
 
Lot 7368

$950

Title: A History of the American People
Author: Woodrow Wilson - Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921. A leader of the Progressive Movement, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. Running against Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party candidate Theodore Roosevelt and Republican candidate William Howard Taft, Wilson was elected President as a Democrat in 1912.

In his first term as President, Wilson persuaded a Democratic Congress to pass major progressive reforms. Historian John M. Cooper argues that, in his first term, Wilson successfully pushed a legislative agenda that few presidents have equaled, and remained unmatched up until the New Deal. This agenda included the Federal Reserve Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act and an income tax. Child labor was curtailed by the Keating–Owen Act of 1916, but the U.S. Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in 1918. He also had Congress pass the Adamson Act, which imposed an 8-hour workday for railroads. Wilson, after first sidestepping the issue, became a major advocate for the women's suffrage.

Narrowly re-elected in 1916, he had full control of American entry into World War I, and his second term centered on World War I and the subsequent peace treaty negotiations in Paris. He based his re-election campaign around the slogan, "He kept us out of war", but U.S. neutrality was challenged in early 1917 when the German government began unrestricted submarine warfare despite repeated strong warnings, and tried to enlist Mexico as an ally. In April 1917, Wilson asked Congress to declare war. During the war, Wilson focused on diplomacy and financial considerations, leaving the waging of the war itself primarily in the hands of the Army. On the home front in 1917, he began the United States' first draft since the American Civil War, raised billions of dollars in war funding through Liberty Bonds, set up the War Industries Board, promoted labor union cooperation, supervised agriculture and food production through the Lever Act, took over control of the railroads, and suppressed anti-war movements. During his term in office, Wilson gave a well-known Flag Day speech that fueled the wave of anti-German sentiment sweeping the country in 1917–18.

In the late stages of the war, Wilson took personal control of negotiations with Germany, including the armistice. In 1918, he issued his Fourteen Points, his view of a post-war world that could avoid another terrible conflict. In 1919, he went to Paris to create the League of Nations and shape the Treaty of Versailles, with special attention on creating new nations out of defunct empires. In 1919, Wilson engaged in an intense fight with Henry Cabot Lodge and the Republican-controlled Senate over giving the League of Nations power to force the U.S. into a war. Wilson collapsed with a debilitating stroke that left his wife in control until he left office in March 1921. The Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles, the U.S. never joined the League, and the Republicans won a landslide in 1920 by denouncing Wilson's policies.

An intellectual with very high writing standards, he was also a highly effective partisan campaigner as well as legislative strategist. A Presbyterian of deep religious faith, Wilson appealed to a gospel of service and infused a profound sense of moralism into his idealistic internationalism, now referred to as "Wilsonian". Wilsonianism calls for the United States to enter the world arena to fight for democracy, and has been a contentious position in American foreign policy. For his sponsorship of the League of Nations, Wilson was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize.

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1902
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This is a scarce limited edition of this work signed by Woodrow Wilson on copyright/limitation page. This copy number 240 of 350 copies of the "Alumni Edition."
Condition / Notes: This antique decorative set is bound in gray paper-covered boards with white cloth spines with paper label. Volumes show external wear, with darkening and smudging to spines. Front cover of final volume has two small stains (one of which is faint), with spine of the same also showing small stain. Third volume shows light spotting to upper portion of front cover. Books are solidly bound. A number of pages in first volume show underlining in pencil. Remaining volumes are clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated.
 
Lot 7369

$140

Details: This lot includes the group of 1893 World's Fair "Magic City" issues shown in the corresponding image(s). There are approximately 45 individual issues included in this lot. These volumes are profusely illustrated, with many black and white photographs depicting view of Chicago and notable landmarks of the 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: Some volumes show more advanced age/wear such as chipping and or loss along the spine, detached wrappers, and some edge wear.
 
Lot 7370

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on English literature, language and history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Policy and Police: The Enforcement of the Reformation in the Age of Thomas Cromwell" (Cambridge, 1972) and "From Kingdom and Commonwealth: The Development of Civic Consciousness in English Political Thought" (Harvard, 1970). 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 7371

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of folios and serially produced publications relating to the 1893 World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes "The Book of the Fair," a pictorial and literary history of the fair, and publications about art, among other items. 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 items show some age/wear indications such as some edge wear and chipping to pages, as well as some loss to wrappers.
 
Lot 7372

$20

Details: This lot includes the two original paintings of theater costumes shown in the corresponding image(s). Both paintings depict costumes for a production of The Barber of Seville, for the characters of Rosina and Count Almaviva. Each watercolor painting is highly detailed with beautiful, vibrant colors. Each is signed by artist Can Garrett, and has a stamp toward the lower right corner for the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. There are fabric samples attached to the painting of Count Almaviva. Each painting measures approximately 13.75" by 19.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These paintings generally show well with light/age wear.
 
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