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Lot 7411

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on the history of New York City and State shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Development of Central and Western New York" by Clayton Mau (Du Bois Press, 1944) and "The Life of Silas Wright" by John S. Jenkins (Alden & Markham, 1847). 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 7412

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of international stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes stamps and postage from Spain, Mozambique, Poland, Portugal, Australia, the Cook Islands, Hungary, and China, among many others. This lot also includes two stamp stock books. 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 7413

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of two European postcard albums shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray scenes in Russia and Germany, among others This group of postcards includes many which are real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 215 postcards contained in these albums. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The postcards generally show well with some age/wear indications. The albums themselves show more advanced wear, with cracking at hinges and some loose pages.
 
Lot 7414

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique magazines and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). These publications cover topics such as commerce, trade, technology, and railroads, and includes publications such as "The Motor Cycle," "Locomotive Engineers Journal," "Skyline," "American Machinist," and "Metals & Alloys," among others. There are 17 pieces included in this lot, which are primarily from the 1930s to the 1950s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications such as chipping along the spines.
 
Lot 7415

$35

Title: Notre Dame de Paris
Artist: Leon Salles
Medium: Engraving
Features: Signature
Width: 11.75" Height: 14.75"
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved original engraving, with matting, under glass and framed. Narrow wooden frame displays light wear.
 
Lot 7416

$140

Details: This lot includes the original French poster shown in the corresponding image. Entitled "Les pilules du diable," this linen-backed poster served as an advertisement for a what appears to be a circus performance of the "Grande Feerie," in three acts and 30 "tableaux." A color representation of a scantily-dressed woman flying through the sky, wearing wings and a helmet made to look the head of a insect appears over the caption "La mouche d'or, Miss Aenea." Lower portion of the poster shows two similarly clothed women dancing before other members of their group. Statement in small print on lower right side reads "Imp Emile Levy R. de la Jussienne, 13, Paris." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Poster shows wear and small tears at lower corners, as well as a horizontal and a vertical crease that intersect at mid-section. Colors are bright.
 
Lot 7417

$55

Title: Oeuvres de Rabelais. Edition conforme aux derniers textes revus par l'auteur avec les variantes de toutes les Editions originales. Une notice, des notes et un glossaire
Author: Francois Rabelais - François Rabelais was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs. His best known work is "Gargantua and Pantagruel."
Publisher: Librairie Ernest Flammarion
City: Paris
Year: circa 1870
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 7 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique decorative set bound in quarter red leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spines display raised bands and bright gilt lettering and ruling. These well-preserved volumes show light external wear, are firmly bound and contain marbled endpapers. Pages present age toning and/or foxing. Volumes 6 and 7 contain critical apparatus by Pierre Jannet.
 
Lot 7418

$40

Details: This lot includes the original antique botanical plate shown in the corresponding image(s). This plate is dated circa 1808 and depicts a Cannon Hall Muscat Grape cluster. Text at the upper right corner of the plate reads "Hort. Trans. 2nd Series, Vol. 1 Plate 5," and the lower left corner credits "Mrs. Withers, del." The plate is tipped into a paper matte at the top edge. The plate measures 8.75" by 11.25", and the matte measures 13" by 16". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This plate generally shows well with bright, vibrant colors. There is some edge wear along the side from which the plate was excised.
 
Lot 7419

$10,500

Title: Price's Candle Works
Artist: James McNeill Whistler
Medium: Engraving
Features: Signed In Plate
Width: 12.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Original engraving with strong impression has been mounted onto folder. (Closed) Tear appears at lower left corner. Darkening is visible on edges.
 
Lot 7420

$150

Details: This lot includes the antique stacking barrister bookcase shown in the corresponding images. This handsome piece of furniture is made of a dark finished mahogany, with the original hardware still present. It has three glass-paneled sections with hinged doors. An original sticker of manufacture is present at the rear of each of the shelves. These were manufactured by Globe-Wernicke, and are all grade 516 ½ with the patterns 308, 314, and 310. This piece stands on a four-legged base, and measures approximately 50.5" tall, 34.5" wide, and 11" deep at the widest point. This item is available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, New York. This piece of estate furniture is one of several we will be offering at today’s auction. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This handsome piece of furniture generally shows well, with some age/wear such as some scuffing or scratching to the wood. There is some residue from a felt-bottomed bookend on the top left hand side of the bookcase. There is some loss to the labels.
 
Lot 7421

$140

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique folio books from the 1893 World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). These publications are profusely illustrated, many containing photographs of notable landmarks and exhibitions at 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: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7422

$50

Title: Beacon Lights of History
Author: John Lord
Publisher: James Clarke & Company
City: New York
Year: 1886-1902
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 15 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: Remarkably well-preserved antique decorative set bound in three-quarter red leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering to spines. Volume 7 shows scuffing at halfway up front spine edge and volume 13 displays small white blemish to uppermost panel of spine, otherwise volumes have only very light external wear. Books are tightly bound, with marbled endpapers and gilt top edges. Interiors are clean, bright and fresh. Illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispieces and b&w plates.
 
Lot 7423

$100

Title: Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61
Author: Abner Doubleday - Abner Doubleday was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. Gettysburg was his finest hour, but his relief by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade caused lasting enmity between the two men.

In San Francisco, after the war, he obtained a patent on the cable car railway that still runs there. In his final years in New Jersey, he was a prominent member and later president of the Theosophical Society.

Doubleday is often mistakenly credited with inventing baseball, although he never made such a claim, and there is no evidence to support it.

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1876
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Front cover has elaborate decorative design in gilt showing two crossed cannons and name of Fort Sumter over laurel leaves. Book shows mild external wear, with some darkening to spine. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and map.
 
Lot 7424

$55

Details: This lot includes the large antique mahogany cabinet shown in the corresponding images. This handsome piece of furniture is made of a dark finished mahogany, with the original hardware still present. There are three divided sections with glass-paneled doors, and each compartment has three adjustable shelves. There are decorative carved wood embellishments toward the upper corners of the cabinet. This piece stands on a four legs, and measures approximately 53.5" tall, 61" wide, and 14" deep at the widest point. This item is available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, New York. This piece of estate furniture is one of several we will be offering at today’s auction. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This piece generally shows well with some age/wear. There is some scratching to the wood surface on both the exterior and on the adjustable shelves. There is some chipping to the lower edge of the wood panel on the rear.
 
Lot 7425

$200

Title: From a Buick 8: A Novel
Author: Stephen King - Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.

King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella "The Way Station" was a Nebula Award novelette nominee, and in 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his whole career, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).
Publisher: Scribner
City: New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 356 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this novel by Stephen King. Author's signature appears on title page. Volume is bound in gray boards with blue cloth spine showing bright silver lettering. Book is tightly bound. Interior is clean and fresh.  Intact pictorial dust jacket is well preserved.
 
Lot 7426

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes by Israel Zangwill - Dated 1903 by The Macmillan Company - First Edition - Antique volume shows external wear. Binding is separated at front hinge. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

- The Dreamers of the Ghetto by Israel Zangwill - Dated 1898 by The Jewish Publication Society of America - Signed Edition - This is a rare author-signed first edition of this title. Author's inscription on front flyleaf reads "Oct 18/23 / In memory / of a talk at / Temple Emanuel / to Nathan Krall / from Israel Zanwill."  Antique volume is bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and decorative design. Book shows external wear, with chipping/tears at head of spine. Book is solidly bound. Title page is detached. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

- Ghetto Tragedies by Israel Zangwill - Dated 1897 by Chatto & Windus - Signed Edition - This is a rare author-signed edition of this book. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Nathan Krall / with gratitude / from Israel Zangwill." Antique book is bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Volume is firmly bound. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece.
 
Lot 7427

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of issues of the 19th-century magazine "Atkinson's Casket, or Gems of Literature, Wit and Sentiment" shown in the corresponding image. The 21 monthly issues date between 1831 and 1833 and are illustrated with tissue-guarded engraved plates, including two devoted to the representation of volcanic activity ((May, 1933 issue), plates offering images of Native American life (November, 1833) , portraits of historical figures and sites, and hand-colored fashion plates (July 1831). 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 7428

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazines and illustrations shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes publications such as "Country Life in America," "Woman's World," "The Dead Bird," and "Junior Home," along with pages from "Harper's Weekly," 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 condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some pages show chipping and/or loss to edges.
 
Lot 7429

$100

Details: This lot includes the four folding bookcases shown in the corresponding image(s). These bookcases have a dark finish, and measure approximately 45" tall, 27.5" wide, and 11" deep. These items are available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, New York. These pieces of estate furniture are one of several lots we will be offering at today’s auction. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items generally shows well, with some age/wear such as scratches and/or scuffing to the wood’s surface.
 
Lot 7430

$250

Details: This lot includes the original French bicycle advertising poster shown in the corresponding image. This piece shows geometrically-drawn red lioness carrying a yellow bicycle in her mouth as she strides over a global sphere dotted with what are presumably towns linked by roads. Poster bears the word "Peugeot" in large stylized yellow letters at bottom The name of artist G(eorges) Favre appears on right-hand side. Small print information on lower left edge reads "Modele depose - reproduction interdite," on right side "Gaillard - Paris - Amiens." Annotation in pencil at bottom left corner reads "5 - 81 - 150." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Poster shows small dents at corners. Small punctures appear at upper corners. There are a number of horizontal creases.
 
Lot 7431

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

- Afrodita: costumbres antiguas by Pierre Louys - Dated 1910 by Libreria Artistica - Bound in three-quarter red leather with marbled boards. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
- Altspanisches Lesebuch mit Grammatik und Glossar by Adolf Keller - Dated 1890 by F. A. Brockhaus
- Historias e conquestas dels excellentissims e catholics Reys de Arago e de lurs antecessors, los comtes de Barcelona  Edited by Pere Tomic - Dated 1886 by La Renaixensa - Quarter-leather binding. Pages show age toning.
- Cronica del Rey En Pere e dels seus antecessors passats by Bernat Desclot - Dated 1885 by Imprenta La Renaixer-sa - Bound in quarter leather. Front board detaching. Loss of material to head of spine. Age-toned pages show pencil markings.
- La Espuma: novela de costumbres contemporaneas by Armando Palacio Valdes - Dated 1890 by Heinrich y Compia - Two volumes in one. Pages show foxing throughout.
- Biblioteca de autores espanoles desde la formacion del lenguaje hasta nuestros dias: poetas castellanos anteriores al siglo XV by Tomas Antonio Sanchez, Pedro Jose Pidal - Dated 1864 by M. Rivadeneyra Impresor Editor - Binding cracked at rear. Aged-toned pages show occasional marginalia.
 
Lot 7432

$10

Details: This lot includes the antique bookcase shown in the corresponding images. This handsome piece of furniture is crafted from a dark finished mahogany, with the original hardware still present. This piece was produced to be sold with an encyclopedia or other decorative set. It has two side by side glass doors, with a latch on the inside of the left door. This piece measures approximately 36" tall, 24" wide, and 11" deep at the widest point. There is a 3.5" lip around the sides and back of the top of the bookcase. This item is available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, New York. This piece of estate furniture is one of several we will be offering at today’s auction. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This item generally shows well, with some age/wear. There is some light scratching and wear to the wood, concentrated on the top surface, as well as some chipping to the wood on lower portion of the back side.
 
Lot 7433

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of New York and world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers, Steam and the North Atlantic Mails, and New York at the Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta, GA, among others. 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.
 
Lot 7434

$90

Details: This lot includes the large group of vintage and antique covers shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes postage and cancels from international destinations such as Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia, and Canada, as well as a wide variety of locations within the United States. 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 7435

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Dickens, and William Shakespeare, some of which are decorative volumes. 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. Some volumes show chipping and/or loss to spine covers.
 
Lot 7436

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique folio books from the 1893 World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). These publications are profusely illustrated, many containing photographs of notable landmarks and exhibitions at 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: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7437

$130

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique estate 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 7438

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique souvenir books from the 1893 World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). May of these publications are profusely illustrated, showing scenes around Chicago. 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 in this lot have more advanced age/wear such as chipping and loss to spine and some loose pages.
 
Lot 7439

$25

Title: Sea Piece
Artist: Frank Short
Medium: Engraving
Features: Original
Width: 10.0" Height: 13.75"
Condition / Notes: Printed in red/ brown ink on cream wove paper mounted on mat board. Engraving shows light water markings to right edge of board, with foxing at lower corner. No tears or chipping are apparent. Annotation in pencil can be seen in lower left-hand corner misidentifying this engraving as Short's "Entrance of the Meuse" from 1899.
 
Lot 7440

$325

Title: Round Up: The Stories of Ring W. Lardner
Author: Ring W. Lardner - Ringgold Wilmer Lardner was an American sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage, and the theatre.

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/467 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition of this story collection, with a tipped-in signed photo of the author. Photograph appears on front flyleaf.

Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Endpapers show light foxing. Pages are clean and without markings. Dust jacket is intact, showing original price of $1.00. Jacket shows mild wear, with chipping at ends of spine and light spotting to covers and flaps.
 
Lot 7441

$150

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage Asian covers shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes postmarks from countries such as Japan, China, and Taiwan. 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 7442

$200

Book Details: This lot includes the group of New York state history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Rochester, the Holland Land Company, and yearbooks from state teacher's college in Buffalo, 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 7443

$90

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of U. S. history and philately 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 7444

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Pinocchio, Little Lord Fauntleroy, and The Angora Twinnies, among others. 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.
 
Lot 7445

$225
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett - Dated 1934 by Alfred A. Knopf - Other - see description - This is a third printing (with date January, 1934). Covers show light soiling. Pages are clean and without markings.
- The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett - Dated 1930 by Alfred A. Knopf - Other - see description - This is a fifth printing (with date of September, 1930). Covers show light soiling. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 7446

$225

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique souvenir books and literature from the 1893 World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes photographic glimpses of landmarks in Chicago, Martha Finley's "Elsie at the World's Fair," and "The Century World's Fair Book for Boys and Girls," among other publications. 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 volumes show some age/wear such as chipping and edge wear to wrappers and some rubbing to boards.
 
Lot 7447

$200

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Anabasis or Expedition of Cyrus, and the Memorabilia of Socrates" by Xenophon (Harper, 1874) and "The Journal of the Countess Francoise Krasinska, Great Grandmother of Victor Emmanuel" (McClurg, 1917). 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 7448

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Ferdinand, Rip Van Winkle, and Michael Who Missed His Train, among others. 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. Some volumes show some loss along the spine or dust jacket edges.
 
Lot 7449

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include automotive, medicine, and golf, among others. 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.
 
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