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Lot 7112

$2300

Title: Insouciant Flaneur
Artist: Felix Buhot
Medium: Engraving
Features: Original
Width: 17.25" Height: 13.0"
Condition / Notes: This well-preserved engraving shows some tears closed with archival tape. There is a section of loss along the right edge.
 
Lot 7113

$25

Title: Champ de Mars et ses abords: vue prise des hauteurs du Trocadero en 1867
Artist: Alexandre Celeste Prevost
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Original
Width: 17.75" Height: 14.0"
Condition / Notes: Matted lithograph under glass shows fold on right-hand side. Light foxing is visible on print. Colors are bright. Gilt frame shows wear.
 
Lot 7114

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of automobile and nautical magazines and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes publications such as "Ships and the Sea," "100 Years on the Road," "Autocar," and "Motor Trend," as well as an International Automobile Catalog and a booklet about Ford's new V-8 cards for 1938, 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 7115

$45

Title: Les biographies des troubadours en langue provencale publiees integralement pour la primiere fois avec une introduction et des notes accopagnees de textes latins, provencaux, italiens et espagnols concernants ces poetes et suivies d'un appendice contenant la liste alphabetique des auteurs provencaux avec l'indication de leurs oeuvres publiees ou inedites et le repertoire methodique des ouvrages anonymes de la litterature provencale depuis les origines jusqu'a la fin de quinzieme siecle
Author: Camille Chabaneau
Publisher: Edouart Privat, Libraire-Editeur
City: Toulouse
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 204 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter red leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with cracking along front edge of spine and loss of material at ends. Minor loss of material also occurs at outside corners. Fading to edges of covers. Front hinge is cracked. Volume has marbled endpaper and clean, unmarked pages.
 
Lot 7116

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of cabinet cards featuring the photography of Achille Quinet shown in the corresponding image(s). Achille Quinet was a Parisian photographer in the mid-19th century, best known for developing the Quinetoscpe, a binocular camera used to create stereoviews by taking both photos simultaneously. There are 26 individual cabinet cards included in this lot, which measure approximately 6.5" by 4.25". Some scenes depict Cascade de St. Cloud, Palais de Versailles, and Notre Dame, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These cabinet cards generally show well with light age/wear.
 
Lot 7117

$45

Title: Forest and Stream: A Weekly Journal of the Rod and Gun, Volumes XLIV-XLV
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Forest and Stream
City: New York
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 544/570 pages
Width: 12" Height: 16.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce antique magazine compilation of the 1895 issues of Forest and Stream.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Book has detached front board and lacks spine cover. Boards show wear. Preliminary page and initial page of text show chipping/tears at edges. Remaining pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. Contains sections of illustrated advertisements.
 
Lot 7118

$70

Title: Acts Passed at the First Session of the Twelfth Congress of the United States
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: uncredited
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1813
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 320 pages plus12 pages of table of contents
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Documents a historically significant session of the United States Congress. Contains declaration of war on Great Britain initiating the War of 1812, acts relating to the organization of the armed forces, the western frontiers. Native Americans and the act "for the admission of the state of Louisiana into the Union, and to extend the laws of the United States to the said state."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original wrappers that have light soiling to covers, chipping and loss at edges. Lacks spine cover. Partially uncut pages show scattered light foxing to margins.
 
Lot 7119

$120

Title: The Sound and the Fury
Author: William Faulkner - William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner worked in a variety of media; he wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays during his career. He is primarily known and acclaimed for his novels and short stories, many of which are set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, a setting Faulkner created based on Lafayette County, where he spent most of his childhood.

Faulkner is considered one of the most important writers of the Southern literature of the United States, along with Mark Twain, Robert Penn Warren, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Eudora Welty, Thomas Wolfe, Harper Lee and Tennessee Williams. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. Two of his works, "A Fable" (1954) and his last novel "The Reivers" (1962), both won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

In 1998, the Modern Library ranked his 1929 novel "The Sound and the Fury" sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; also on the list were 1930's "As I Lay Dying" and "Light in August" (1932).

Publisher: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith
City: New York
Year: 1931
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 401 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Second Printing February 1931
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early printing of this work by William Faulkner.  Antique volume is bound in off white cloth spine with black lettering over paper patterned boards. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's inscription appears on blank preliminary page. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 7120

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). Publications included in this lot are Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly and Harper's New Monthly Magazine. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Some of these volumes show more advanced/age wear such as chipping to spine and cracking at hinges. One volume has a detached front board.
 
Lot 7121

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the issues of the German cinema journal "Filmwoche" shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 31 magazines from 1932 and 25 from 1933. Covers feature such stars of German cinema as Leni Riefenstahl, Conrad Veidt, Brigitte Helm, Hans Albers, Otto Gebuhr. These periodicals measure approximately 9" x 12" and are remarkably well preserved, with little wear externally and clean and bright interiors. Previous owner's name and address appear neatly stamped at top margin of rear covers, with occasional faint stamp markings visible on at top of front covers.
 
Lot 7122

$45


 
Lot 7123

$90

Title: Appleton's Illustrated Railway and Steam Navigation Guide. Contains the Time Tables, Stations, Distances, and Connections upon All the Railways throughout the United States and the Canadas; Also, Seventy-Five Railway Maps, Delineating the Principal Routes East, West, North, and South: Together with an Account of the Principal Towns, Villages and Cities through Which the Trains Pass; Railways and Their Progress; New Inventions; Anecdotes and Incidents of Travel, Etc.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: G. F. Thomas
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1860
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 276 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume lacks rear wrapper. Front wrapper with pictorial illustration showing train emerging from tunnel is detached. A small portion of the same has detached at upper left-hand corner. Upper wrapper also shows closed tears from side edges into mid-section. Creasing and chipping can also been seen. Final two pages of text block (pages 275-276) have also detached. Last page provides a map of the Illinois Central Railway and Connections, extending from the southern portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan to the states of the Gulf Coast.  Fold-out map at front of volume is intact, with tears to folds.  Lightly age-toned pages show occasional foxing.
 
Lot 7124

$175

Title: Le livre du tres chevalereux Comte d'Artois et de sa femme, fille au Comte de Boulogne. Publie d'apres les manuscrits et pour la primiere fois
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Techener
City: Paris
Year: 1837
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xviii/206 pages plus list of engravings
Width: 8.75" Height: 10.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Marbled-paper covered boards show light wear. Book is firmly bound, with marbled endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages display light foxing. Engraved plates have more substantial spotting.
 
Lot 7125

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage "Startling Stories" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are seven magazines in this lot, which are dated from 1948-1952. Each volume has a handsomely illustrated front cover with vibrant colors. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines show some age/wear such as edge wear and light tearing to wrappers.
 
Lot 7126

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique international covers shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes cancels from the Netherlands, England, French West Africa, Bermuda, Ethiopia, and Mexico, 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 7127

$35

Title: Nip and Tuck in Toyland
Author: Leila Crocheron Freeman
Publisher: J. H. Sears & Company. Inc
City: New York
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Bright color pastedown to front cover depicts title characters with Santa Claus. Covers show soiling. Binding is separating at preliminary page with printed postcard. Frontispiece illustration, with tears to fore edge, is detached. Pages are clean and without markings. A number of the b&w illustrations have been neatly colored in with crayon. All called-for plates are present. Illustrated by the author.
 
Lot 7128

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of science fiction pulp magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are thirteen individual issues included, which are dated primarily in the 1940s and 1950s. Some titles included are "Planet Stories," "Super Science," "Wonder Story Annual," and "Thrilling Wonder Stories," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines show some age/wear such as chipping and loss at spine edges and some edge wear.
 
Lot 7129

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique art prints shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes mostly folios, such as "The Four Seasons" by T. M. Cleland, "The School of Fontainebleau" by Henri Baderou, and "The State Series: Advertisements by Native American Artists," 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 7130

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of artwork by Trinidad-born artist Selwyn Garraway. shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes original pastels and prints, among other mediums. There are 17 individual 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: The items in this lot are generally in good condition, with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7131

$25

Details: This lot includes the framed antique print shown in the corresponding image(s). This print depicts The War Congress of the United States of America, with numbers corresponding to each member depicted, and an index of names relating to the members of the House of Representatives pictured. Several portraits encircle the main image, depicting figures of authority such as President McKinley, Vice President Hobart, and Secretary of War Alger. This print copyrighted 1897 by E. M. Pottle and 1898 by Isaac Israel, and was published by The Manhattan Novelty Company. The modern frame measures approximately 29.5" by 23.5".
Condition / Notes: This print shows some age/wear with some creasing. The frame shows some light surface scratches.
 
Lot 7132

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of three framed Russian watercolor paintings shown in the corresponding image(s). These works depicting onion-domed churches are matted and in frames. Two have gilt frames and one, offering an image of the Church on Spilt Blood in Saint Petersburg, is in a wooden frame. Two of these paintings are dated 1992, the third bears no date, though appears to be from the same period. Works in gilt frame measure approximately 13.75" x 15", the one in wooden frame 14.74" x 18". 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 very light wear.
 
Lot 7133

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique original souvenir books and guides for the 1893 World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). These publications highlight notable exhibits and Chicago buildings and landmarks, 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. One volume has detached front and rear boards.
 
Lot 7134

$150

Details: This lot includes the group of serially produced publications relating to the 1893 World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes publications such as "Shepp's World's Fair Photographed" and "The Wonders of the World's Fair," among others. There are 39 individual volumes included in this lot. 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 7135

$1,800
This auction lot includes the following group of art items:

- Portrait of Man with White Cravat Smoking Engraving shows water marking at bottom margin. No tears or chipping are visible.
- Seine & Bridge by Maxime Lalanne Original engraving on watermarked laid paper. Watermark reads "Aqua Fortistes." Red monograph stamp of Philip Bentz appears on lower margin of sheet. Seal in black ink can been seen in lower left corner of the same. Pencil annotation on verso reads "From the collection of Philippe Bentz and Sir William Drake" Stamp in lower left corner of verso reads "From the Collection of William P. Moor." Sheet shows tearing/chipping along edges, including a diagonal tear measuring approximately 3.5" Quite a bit of taping to upper half of verso.
 
Lot 7136

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique photographic souvenir books from the 1893 World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). These profusely illustrated publications highlight buildings and landmarks in Chicago, among other features and exhibits 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: These volumes show some age/wear such as chipping and edge wear to wrappers and some rubbing to boards.
 
Lot 7137

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Boston Almanac and Business Directory by uncredited author - Dated 1884 by Thompson, Davenport, & Co. - Volume 49. Title page is detached and shows some loss. Volume shows cracking at hinges.
- The Night of Toil; or, A Familiar Account of the Labors of the First Missionaries in the South Sea Islands by uncredited author - Dated Unknown by American Tract Society - This volume shows cracking at hinges, foxing to pages, and has a book plate on the front endpaper. Some signatures are loose from the binding.
- Eighteen Sermons Preached by the Late Rev. George Whitefield, A. M. by Joseph Gurney, uncredited author Edited by Joseph Gurney - Dated 1808 by Thomas Dickman - This volume shows moisture indications and tearing and/or loss to some pages. There is writing in ink on front endpaper.
- A Compend of Geography, Containing a Concise Description of the Different Countries of the Earth, Also a Compend of Astronomy for the Use of Students by uncredited author - Dated 1809 by T. & G. Palmer - Shows some moisture indications.
- Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes by uncredited author - Dated 1885 by A. H. Baily & Co. - Volume XLIV. Shows some rubbing to exterior, cracking along hinges, bookplate on front endpaper.
- Descriptive Anatomy of the Human Teeth by G. V. Black - Dated 1902 by The S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Co. - Has some marginalia in both pencil and ink.
- Principles of Medical Jurisprudence Designed For The Professions of Law and Medicine by Amos Dean - Dated 1854 by Gould, Banks & Co. - This volume shows advanced age/wear indications such as loss to spine cover and cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 7138

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of antique original correspondence, billheads, postage, and covers shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes handwritten and typed correspondence, with letterheads from the Woman's National Press Association, the Union Mutual Life Insurance Company, and Wamsett Garage, 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 7139

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the set of Zane Grey books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some of the titles included are: "Under The Tonto Rim," "West of the Pecos," and "Western Union," among others. These volumes are uniformly bound in red and white cloth, with gilt on the spines. Some volumes include a glassine dust jacket. 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. Some glassine dust jackets show tearing and/or loss.
 
Lot 7140

$35

Details: This lot includes the international stamp collection shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes stamps from the Dominican Republic, Italy, Chile, and Yugoslavia, among many other locations. This collection is a combination of mint stamps, as well with ones with postal cancels. Also included are several folios for mint sets of commemorative United States stamps, from the 1970s & 1980s. 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. Many of the stamps are organized in plastic binder sleeves, or in paper stamp album pages.
 
Lot 7141

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes publications such as "Lippincott's Monthly Magazine," "Argosy All-Story Weekly," "The Munsey," "The Outlook," and "The Cosmopolitan," among others. There are 17 magazines in this lot, which are primarily from 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 show some age/wear such as chipping to spine and some edge wear.
 
Lot 7142

$120

Details: This lot includes the group of souvenir books, lithograph plates, and other ephemera relating to the 1893 World's Fair, shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes publications such as "Picturesque World's Fair," decorative sheet music, and prints which depict landmarks and scenes from the fair, 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: 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 7143

$250

Title: The Saut Buckets
Artist: Ernest Lumsden
Medium: Engraving
Features: Signed In Plate
Width: 10.75" Height: 15.0"
Condition / Notes: Original engraving signed and dated in the plate shows creasing to lower half on right-hand side, concentrated near corner. No tears or chipping are visible.
 
Lot 7144

$175

Details: This lot includes the group of antique American covers shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes cancels from Fitchburgh, MA, Washington, PA, East Corinth, VT, and Madlen, MS, 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 7145

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- La vie des mots, etudiee dans leurs significations by Arsene Darmesteter - Dated Unknown by Librairie Ch. Delagrave - Seventh edition, revised and enlarged. Pages show occasional pencil underlining and marginalia.

- Grammaire historique de la langue francaise by Kristoffer Nyrop - Dated Unknown by Unknown Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No Neither volume has title page. One volume has xvi/551 pages, the other viii/453.

- Remarques sur la langue francaise au dix-neuvieme siecle, sur le style et la composition litteraire by Francis Wey - Dated 1845 by Firmin Didot Freres, Librairies - Portion of top half of spine cover of first volume is detaching at from edge. Boards of the same are detaching.

- Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise. Sixieme Edition. Publiee en 1835 by uncredited author - Dated 1835 by Imprimerie et Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
 
Lot 7146

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique stickers, decals, labels and stamps shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes 32 plastic binder sleeves, in which the labels and decals are organized and protected. Some themes of these stickers and labels include Christmas, humor, dragons, elephants, children, dogs, and religion, 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 7147

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of New York State Masonic proceedings shown in the corresponding image(s). There are ten volumes included, which are bound in brown leather with gilt tooling, raised bands on the spines, and gilt page edges. These volumes originated from the estate of the Penney family. Each front board has gilt embossing which reads M. W. Thomas Penney, Grand Master. 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 rubbing to board edges and chipping and loss to the spine. Some volumes have detached boards.
 
Lot 7148

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

- Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Eighteenth Congress of the United States by uncredited author - Dated 1825 by Authority - Antique volume is bound in original wrappers. Spine shows taping. Covers display light soiling and small tears to rear cover. Age-toned pages show light foxing.
- Acts Passed at the First Session of the Sixteenth Congress of the United States by uncredited author - Dated 1820 by Authority - Antique volume is bound in original wrappers. Spine shows taping. Covers have writing in ink and light soiling. Age-toned pages show foxing.

 
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