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Lot 7075

$1,350

Title: Westminster Palace
Artist: Felix Buhot
Medium: Engraving
Features: Original
Width: 20.0" Height: 15.5"
Condition / Notes: Impression on vellum. Margins show light soiling.
 
Lot 7076

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on United States military and navel history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "The Monitor and the Navy under Steam" by Frank M. Bennett (Houghton, Mifflin, 1909) and "The Gallows, the Prison, and the Poor-House: A Plea for Humanity" by G. W. Quinby (1956). 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 7077

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of photographs by Percy Loomis Sperr shown in the corresponding image(s). These four vintage gelatin silver prints have been signed, dated (1933) and annotated in ink on lower border by the artist. The offer 2 images of the Argentine naval vessel "President Sarmiento," the Statue of Liberty at sunset and Robins Reef at sunset. Three of the photographs measure approximately 8" x 10", with a fourth measuring approximately 10" x 8". These photographs are contained in paper mats with backing (3 measure approximately 11.5" x 15.5", the fourth 13.75" x 13.25"). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved pictures are in paper mats that show light wear.
 
Lot 7078

$60

Details: This lot includes the postage stamp album shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 12 pages of stamps in this album, which include mostly stamps originating from Italy, as well as others from Somalia, Sweden, the Republic of San Marino, Panama, and the United States, among others. Most of the stamps are unused, and do not have cancels. 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. Some of the album pages are loosening from the binding. The stamps are well preserved in plastic sleeves within the album.
 
Lot 7079

$120

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are publications such as "The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine," "The Pall Mall Magazine," "Scribner's Magazine," "Harper's New Monthly Magazine," and "Hunting and Fishing," among others. There are 18 magazines in this lot, which are primarily from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These magazines generally show well, with some age/wear such as chipping and/or loss along the spine.
 
Lot 7080

$100

Title: The Peter Pan Picture Book: The Picture Story Is Based on the Play of the Same Name
Author: J. M. Barrie - Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in "The Little White Bird"), then to write "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up," a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularizing the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.
Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company
City: Racine, Wisconsin
Year: 1931
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved antique folio volume is bound in brown cloth spine over illustrated paper-covered boards. Book shows light soiling to boards. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and fresh, with only one instance of light smudging. Volume has illustrated endpapers and 23 bright color illustrations by Roy Best.

Intact dust jacket shows soiling and tears/chipping to edges and larger tears (approximately 2.5") at upper right corner of front panel and along rear edge of spine cover (approximately 5" from bottom) and across it.
 
Lot 7081

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique art and prints shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes original pencil drawings, maps, and excised plates featuring works on display in a Dresden gallery, which feature portraits, animals, and scenes with Biblical themes, 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.
 
Lot 7082

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of original photos mounted on heavy stock shown in the corresponding image(s). These works are signed and dated by the artist A. A. Leonard. These pictures are from the early thirties and offer views and images of Manhattan. Due to many works 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: Stock paper shows light soiling and occasional edgewear. One photograph has detached from its board.
 
Lot 7083

$35

Details: This lot features the following group of antique New England and upstate New York newspaper issues dating from .the first half of the 19th century. Included in this group are 5 issues of the Essex Register from the years between 1826 and 1839, 3 issues of the Daily Herald printed in Newburyport between 1836 and 1837, 2 issues of the New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette (1819, 1831), 1 issue of the Vermont Chronicle from 1833, 3 issues of The Albany Argus from 1830, and 3 issues of The Balance and Columbian Repository from 1806. There is also an issue of the Concord Observer from 1821. There are a total of 18 issues.
Condition / Notes: Most of the newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, small tears, foxing, etc.
 
Lot 7084

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of two framed Russian watercolor paintings shown in the corresponding image(s). These works depicting onion-domed churches are matted and in gilt frames. Both of these paintings date from 1992. These works measure approximately 15.25" x 12.25" and 17.5" x 15.25". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Paintings are well preserved under glass in frames that show light wear.
 
Lot 7085

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of silent film stills shown in the corresponding image(s). These black and white photographs were perhaps used as lobby cards, and depict scenes from the film "The Ragged Earl," featuring Andrew Mack. There are 33 individual stills in this lot, which depict 13 different scenes. These stills measure approximately 9.5" by 7.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These stills generally show well with some age/wear indications. There is some edge wear, including some pin holes at the corners and/or loss.
 
Lot 7086

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

- Le roman de la rose ou de Gullaume de Dole. Publie d'apres le manuscrit du Vatican by G. Servois, uncredited author Edited by G. Servois - Dated 1893 by Librairie de Firmin Didot et Cie
- Le livre de Baudoyn, conte de Flandre; suivi de fragments du roman de Trasignyes - Edited by A. Voisin, C. P. Serrure - Dated 1836 by Berthot et PerichonBinding cracked at title page. Pages show scattered foxing.
- Philomena: conte raconte d'apres Ovide par Chretien de Troyes - Edited by C. de Boer - Dated 1909 by Librairie Paul Geuthner
- Les fabliaux: etudes de litterature populaire et d'histoire litteraire du Moyen Age by Joseph Bedier - Dated 1895 by Librairie Emile Bouillon, Editeur - Intact fold-out tables.
 
Lot 7087

$110

Title: Oeuvres choisies de Prevost
Author: Antoine Francois Prevost
Publisher: L'Imprimerie de Leblanc
City: Paris
Year: 1810-1816
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 39 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique set has been rebound in green paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering to leather spine labels. Books show external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to covers and darkening to spines. Chipping and fraying is visible at head of spines. Books are solidly bound. Pages show foxing. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates.
 
Lot 7088

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage model airplane and aviation magazines from the 1940’s and 1950’s shown in the corresponding image(s). Publications included in this lot are "Flying," "Flying Aces," "Flying Cadet," and "Model Airplane News." There are 19 magazines in this lot, which have beautifully illustrated covers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines generally show well with some age/wear indications, including some chipping or tearing along spines.
 
Lot 7089

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of antique estate books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes titles such as "Mary Poppins" and "Robin Hood and His Adventures," as well as magazines and excised illustrations, 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. Some of these volumes show more advanced age/wear such as cracking at hinges or chipping to spines.
 
Lot 7090

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's series by Harry Castlemon shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Boy Trapper," "Frank among the Rancheros," and "In the Saddle." 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 7091

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique original guide books from the 1893 World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). These publications highlight notable exhibits, artwork, and handicrafts, among other features 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 in this lot have more advanced age/wear such as chipping and loss to spine and wrappers.
 
Lot 7092

$150

Title: To Have and Have Not
Author: Ernest Miller Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are classics of American literature.

Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school, he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home within the year; his wartime experiences became the basis for his novel "A Farewell to Arms."  In 1922, Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there, he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the "Lost Generation." His first novel, "The Sun Also Rises," was published in 1926.

After divorcing Hadley Richardson in 1927, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced following Hemingway's return from covering the Spanish Civil War, after which he wrote "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. During the war, he was present during the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.

Shortly after the publication of “The Old Man and the Sea” in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and '40s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1937
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 262 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work by Ernest Hemingway, with the publisher's "A" on copyright page.  Volume is bound in black cloth with spine showing gilt lettering with green title block and facsimile of author's signature to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.
 
Lot 7093

$15

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the 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 7094

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of antique automobile ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes items such as instruction manuals and parts catalogs relating to Cadillac. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7095

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray various themes such as Abraham Lincoln, Presidents, Washington D. C., Maryland, Georgia, London, and Christmas, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 250 postcards included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These postcards generally show well with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7096

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique nautical books by Basil Lubbock shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: The Last of the Windjammers, The Arctic whalers, and The Log of the "Cutty Sark," among others. Each volume includes the original dust jacket. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These volumes generally show well with some age/wear. Some dust jackets show chipping and/or loss to edges.
 
Lot 7097

$175

Title: La Tauromaquia #9
Artist: Francisco Goya
Medium: Engraving
Features: Original
Width: 19.25" Height: 12.75"
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved original engraving that shows light foxing to margins and verso. Shows no tears, chipping or holes. Has watermark in upper right corner showing capital A followed by what appears to be the letter "r" or the letter "n".
 
Lot 7098

$55

Title: The Official and Pictorial Record of the War with Spain and Philippines Including the Life, Messages and Papers of President McKinley with Fullest Information respecting Cuba, Porto Rico, the Philippines and Hawaii, Their Commerce, Climate and Productions.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: War Records Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1902
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 631 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 17.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique elephant folio is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped gilt ruling and national emblems of the United States and Spain to front cover. Stamped in gilt on front cover are also the geographical outline maps of Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the Philippines and Cuba. Book shows mild external wear, with fading of gilt lettering on spine. Front hinge is cracked. Pages with marbled edges are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with in-text, full- and double page photographs and reproductions. Contains double-page color map at rear of volume.
 
Lot 7099

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of World's Fair memorabilia shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes an art book featuring the work of Leo S. Olschki, magazines such as "Life," "Look," and "Post," souvenir books, maps, and items relating to the New York World's fair of 1964, 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.
 
Lot 7100

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of stereoview cards shown in the corresponding image(s). These stereoviews have photographs which depict architecture, cityscapes, theatre performers, and a mountainous view of Switzerland, among others. There are approximately 175 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: 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 7101

$110

Details: This lot includes the stamp collection shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection spans between seven albums, which contains stamps from Australia, Czechoslovakia, Dubai, Ecuador, Finland, India, and Romania, among many others. The stamps are neatly tipped into the album pages, and are organized and alphabetized by country. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7102

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage "Physical Culture" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are five magazines included in this lot, from the years 1928, 1929, 1932, and 1933. These magazines have beautifully illustrated color front covers, with advertisements on the rear. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines generally show well with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7103

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of diaries and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). These items belong to Margaret "Peg" Cook, personal secretary to American businessman George F. Johnson (1857–1948), founder and president of the Endicott-Johnson Co., a company that would become the largest manufacturer of footwear in the United States, employing 24,000 workers at its peak.

The principal "original source" material is contained in four ring-bound memorandum books. Two of these are diaries with typed single- or two-sentence entries starting in 1929. These entries deal with both company matters and local/national events, providing a record of such things fluctuations of E. J. Stock, internal notices, orders, and purchases, in the case of the former and the inauguration of President Roosevelt and New Deal policies, labor strikes, the attack on Pearl Harbor and responses, the war effort , as well as the floods of March, 1936 and December, 1942, in the case of the latter.

Another book contains a typed memorandum on the Endicott Johnson Workers' Death Benefit Plan (dated 12/12/1947), another on the company medical department, various birthday lists (including for George W. Johnson)

The fourth book contains statistical information relating to workers' bonuses (1949), profit sharing between the years 1919 and 1928, employment in shoe and leather industries, payroll figures, the results of union votes in the forties, the evolution of the working schedule at E. J., as well as wage increases.

Other material: a signed photograph of George W. Johnson, with the inscription "With best wishes / and deep appreciation / to a very able / woman. / Geo. W. Johnson."; a number of photographs from the thirties, forties and early fifties showing workers and office personnel , a booklet of vacation photos from 1950 showing Mr. and Mrs. George W. Johnson, and a photograph of George F. Johnson, which was recently used to promote a PBS special on Johnson.

It should be noted that Margaret Cook became Mrs. Arthur Terboss in 1951.

Condition / Notes: Memorandum books have leatherette binding that shows light wear. Photographic material generally shows no tearing or creasing.
 
Lot 7104

$80

Details: This lot includes the original oil-on-board painting shown in the corresponding image. This unsigned work depicts a group of African(-American) men gathered on a street corner(s). Three male figures are sitting in the foreground between a telephone pole and a building, with a railing immediately behind them. All three are wearing hats, with the larger figure clearly seen in profile, holding a peeled banana. Two more figures appear in the background, on the opposite corner, with one leaning against the next telephone pole. What seems to be a church stands behind them. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Painting shows wear to corners, with upper right corner partially chipped off. Chipping is also visible along other edges. Spotting can be seen to upper margin, concentrated at upper left corner. Colors remain bright.
 
Lot 7105

$40

Title: The Odd-Fellows' Museum: Comprising Gems of American Literature Contributed by Distinguished Members of the Order and Other Eminent Writers. To Which Is Prefixed a Concise View of the Origin, Character, and Extent of the Order in America.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Edward Walker
City: New York
Year: 1855
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and elaborate decorative designs to spine and boards. Books show mild external wear, with rubbing to boards and lightly bumped outside corners that show minor loss of material. Volumes are soundly bound. Pages show varying degrees of foxing throughout. Illustrated with numerous steel engravings, most with tissue guards.
 
Lot 7106

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of New York state ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes several author-signed volumes of Albert Hazen Wright's publications "Pre-Cornell and Early Cornell," "The Campus" newspaper from the University of Rochester, commencement programs, and a publication about the Tappan Zee bridge, 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.
 
Lot 7107

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

- Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis - Dated 1922 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - First Printing - This is a scarce first state of the first edition of this novel, with "Purdy" on line 4 of page 49, and "my fellow human" on line 5 of the same.  Book shows mild external wear. Previous owners' names and stamp appear on endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings.

- Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis - Dated 1927 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - First Printing - Binding is cracked at title page.
 
Lot 7108

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of "Popular Science" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are eleven magazines in this lot, which date from 1919 to the 1930s. These volumes have vibrantly illustrated front and rear covers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The condition of these magazines varies. Some show chipping and or tearing to wrappers or pages, and may have detached wrappers.
 
Lot 7109

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of advertising covers shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes envelopes which advertise for the Nevada Tobacco and Liquor Co., Hotel Keenan in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the American Taxicab Co., and Kalamazoo, Michigan, among many others. There are approximately 120 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: 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 7110

$175

Details: This lot includes the antique Panama Railroad flyer shown in the corresponding image. This promotional flyer seeks to highlight the advantages of travel from the East Coast to the West Coast via Panama rather than by means of transcontinental rail (the "monopoly" referenced in title). Back side of flyer states "steamers are intended to sail on the 5th and 20th of every month from New York connecting at Panama" offering both times and rates. Flyer has engraved illustration of steamship at center of front side. Date 1868 appears on reverse, with names of steamers listed. Annotation in pencil on right-hand margin reads "No fever on the Isthmus now."

Flyer shows creasing from folds and minor spotting. Piece does not have tears or punctures. It measures approximately 5" x 8".
 
Lot 7111

$55

Details: This lot includes the first six issues of Life magazine shown in the corresponding image. This collection is bound in a "Permo Lifetime Binder" No. 99. All these magazines are well preserved, displaying crisp front covers, including the now iconic image of Fort Peck Dam by noted photographer Margaret Bourke-White on first issue cover. Pages are clean and fresh. 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.
 
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