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Lot 7223

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique correspondence, postage, cancels, covers, and first day covers shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes international cancels from Canada, England, Turkey, Jamaica, Sierra Leone, Burma, and Singapore, 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 7224

$500

Details: This lot includes the original Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists letter signed by Albert Einstein. It contains the letterhead of this body, list of trustees, the date of April 5, 1947 and Einstein's signature in blue ink. The typed text of letter reads as follows:

Dear Friend:

On behalf of my colleagues of the Emergency / Committee of Atomic Scientists, I send sincere thanks for / your generous answer to my letter asking for your help in / the great educational task we have undertaken. We value / not only the practical support you have sent, but also the / good will towards this work and the hope for a reasonable / solution of this immense problem which your contribution / expresses.

Faithfully yours,

A. Einstein

AE/m

The Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists (ECAS) was founded by Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd in 1946. Its aims were to warn the public of the dangers associated with the development of nuclear weapons, promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and ultimately work towards world peace, which was seen as the only way that nuclear weapons would not be used again.

The Committee was established in the wake of the "Szilárd petition" (1945) to United States president Harry S. Truman opposing the use of the atomic bomb on moral grounds, which was signed by 68 scientists who had worked on the Manhattan Project. A majority of scientists working on the Manhattan Project did not know entirely what they were creating at the time.

The Committee only ever consisted of the eight members of the Board of Trustees, who were: Albert Einstein (Chairman), Harold C. Urey (VIce-Chairman), Hans Bethe, T. R. Hogness, Philip M. Morse, Linus Pauling, Leo Szilard, and Victor Weisskopf.  Half the members had worked directly on the Manhattan Project and all had been indirectly involved or consulted on the production of the first atomic bomb.

Several members of the committee gave lecture tours to promote the committee's message of peace. They produced supporting promotional materials, including one of the first films to illustrate what a full nuclear war might be like. ECAS was also very vocal in its opposition of the development of the first hydrogen bomb.

ECAS was active for four years, until 1950 when it was gradually disbanded, although most of the members continued to campaign against nuclear war, and participated in the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics. While best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"), he received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics.

He was visiting the United States when Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, and did not go back to Germany, where he had been a professor at the Berlin Academy of Sciences. He settled in the U.S., becoming a citizen in 1940. On the eve of World War II, he helped alert President Franklin D. Roosevelt that Germany might be developing an atomic weapon, and recommended that the U.S. begin similar research; this eventually led to what would become the Manhattan Project. Einstein was in support of defending the Allied forces, but largely denounced using the new discovery of nuclear fission as a weapon. Later, together with Bertrand Russell, Einstein signed the Russell–Einstein Manifesto, which highlighted the danger of nuclear weapons. Einstein was affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, until his death in 1955.

Condition / Notes: This letter is well preserved. It shows no tears, chipping, holes or markings, only two horizontal folds.
 
Lot 7225

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of antique art, prints, and advertising shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes some Fortune magazines, "The Australian Pictorial Annual" for 1938, and excised antique advertisements, 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. The Fortune magazines show more advanced age/wear such as detached wrappers and some chipping.
 
Lot 7226

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited author-signed edition of John Masefield's "The Dream (Macmillan, 1922, in dust jacket) and "Ariel and Caliban, with Other Poems" by Christopher Pearse Cranch (Houghton Mifflin, 1887). 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 7227

$30

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7228

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "Count Lucanor" in slipcase, a first printing in dust jacket of "The Children's Book of European Landmarks" by Lorinda Munson Bryant (Century, 1928) and "A Child's Garden" by Robert Lewis Stevenson, illustrated by Charles Robinson (Scribner's, 1898). 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 7229

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on history, medicine and theology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are R. G. Mayne's "Medical Vocabulary" (Churchill, 1875) and "Universalism, Examined, Renounced and Exposed" by Matthew Hale Smith (1843). 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 7230

$110

Title: A Book of Architectural and Decorative Drawings
Author: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue
Publisher: The Architectural Book Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1924
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 104 page plus 26 pages of facsimile illustrations
Width: 12.5" Height: 17.25"
Book Details: Second printing. Revised and expanded edition from the 1914 edition. Divided into two parts: Part One: Pictorial Drawings of Architectural Subjects Actually Built or Merely Tentative, Sketches "en pleine fantasie," and Sketch-Book Scraps; Part Two: Decorative Designs, Mainly Topographical, Printer's Devices, Book-Plates, and the Like.
Condition / Notes: Antique elephant folio is bound in gray cloth with gray lettering to black block to spine. Large title label with black lettering and pictorial design pasted to front cover. Book show light external wear, with scattered spotting to front cover pastedown. Interior is clean and without markings. Numerous bright illustrations.
 
Lot 7231

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Angola, histoire indienne. Ouvrage sans vrai semblance by Charles Jacques Louis August Rochette, Chevalier de La Morliere - Dated 1749 by Unknown - Title page lists publication as "A Agra, avec privilege du Grand-Mogol."
Volume shows significant external wear.
- Avantures de Joseph Andrews, et de son ami Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding - Dated 1784 by Casin, Libraire Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes - Volumes show significant external wear.
- Tom Jones, ou l'enfant trouve by Henry Fielding - Dated 1784 by Cazin, Libraire Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes - Volumes show significant external wear. First volume lacks title page.
- Glossaire de la langue romane by J. B. B., Roquefort - Dated 1808 by L'Impremerie de Crapelet - First Edition Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - Both volumes show significant external wear.
- Grundriss der romanischen Philologie by Gustav Grober, uncredited author Edited by Gustav Grober - Dated 1897/1902 by Karl J. Trubner Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No - Second volume, parts (Abteilung) I and II. Both volumes show significant external wear.
 
Lot 7232

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of anthropology and linguistics books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Iranian art, ancient near Eastern cylinder and stamp seals, the Mandarin Primer, and publications by the Museum of Natural History, 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 more advanced external wear such as loss at spine and some cracking at gutters.
 
Lot 7233

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes volumes relating to nature, agriculture, anthropology, and cotton. Also included is Webster's Dictionary and Hoyle's "The Official Rules of Card Games". There are nine volumes in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes in this lot show more advanced age/wear, such as chipping and/or loss to spine, moisture indications, and rubbing to boards. This lot includes one ex-library volume.
 
Lot 7234

$45

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of book about world history, theology, philosophy, & literature 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 7235

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines cover the topics of design, gardens, furnishing and architecture, and includes publications such as "Better Homes and Gardens," "American Builder," "The Garden Magazine," and "Michigan Artisan," among others. There are 10 magazines in this lot, which are primarily from the late 1800s to 1920s. 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 several having beautiful color front and rear covers. Some volumes may show age/wear such as chipping and/or loss along the spine.
 
Lot 7236

$175

Title: Exposition de Murer: Les ciels de France
Artist: A. Andreas
Medium: Poster
Features: Original
Width: 32.0" Height: 49.0"
Condition / Notes: Original French poster is mounted on linen. Corners show pin holes. Otherwise poster has no holes, tears or markings. Colors are vibrant.
 
Lot 7237

$150

Details: This lot includes the large international stamp collection shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes stamps from France, Denmark, Cuba, Finland, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, among many other locations. 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 have been carefully stored and organized in glassine envelopes.
 
Lot 7238

$90

Details: This lot includes the two framed etchings shown in the corresponding image(s). These original etchings have been pencil signed and numbered by the artists. They are matted and framed under glass. 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: Works are well preserved. Frames show varying degrees of wear.
 
Lot 7239

$400

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Sue Grafton, Robert B. Parker, and Walter Mosely, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. A few volumes show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block. The Sue Grafton title has a remainder mark on the top page edges.
 
Lot 7240

$100

Title: Martin Luther King
Artist: Charles Wells
Medium: Etching
Features: Signature
Width: 22.25" Height: 20.25"
Condition / Notes: Original etching with broad margins signed by artist in pencil is well preserved, with no tears or markings. Artist's signature appears in lower right corner. "King" is written in lower left corner. Limitation number of 8/77 can be seen in mid-section.
 
Lot 7241

$90

Title: Great Men and Famous Women: A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages in History
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Charles F. Horne - Charles Francis Horne was an American author of books. He wrote or edited more than one hundred books, mostly multi-volume history works. He was a Professor of English at City College of New York.
Publisher: Selmar Hess Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique decorative set is bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spines and front covers. Solidly-bound books with gilt edges show very little external wear. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with plates (photogravures, wood engravings and typogravures) with (printed) tissue guards.
 
Lot 7242

$175

Details: This lot includes the original 1741 engraved map of Germany shown in the corresponding image. This antique map has been hand-colored and outlined, with engraved illustrations depicting mythological figures to left-hand corners. Caption running along top edge reads "L'Allemagne distinguee en ses Cercles & subdivisee en ses Etats, contenant son Etendue presente, retifiee & methodiquement enluminee suivant les Elements de Geographie de Mr. Schatz . A 1741 avec Privilege Imperial." This map measures approximately 23.75" x 20.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This map shows chipping at darkening at edges, with moisture markings along top edge and minor chipping along bottom edge. This map appears to have originally been held within an atlas as a double-page fold runs down the center. Colors are bright.
 
Lot 7243

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of estate books from the Penney estate shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include songs of Yale, the Charleston exposition, art, and publications by the Rochester Historical Society, 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 7244

$50

Title: The Gambler; or, the Policeman's Story
Author: Charles Burdett
Publisher: Baker and Scribner
City: New York
Year: 1848
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 179 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material along edges of spine and at corners. Binding is sound. Previous owner's inscription in pencil to front flyleaf. Age-toned pages show scattered foxing (heavier at front and rear endpapers) and occasional marginal markings.
 
Lot 7245

$90

Details: This lot includes the original mounted photo of the Phillips Academy football team shown in the corresponding image. This photo of the 1887 eleven-man football team bears the logo and address of the Ritz, the Boston studio where picture was taken. Picture is matted, under glass and in heavy wooden frame. It measures approximately 24.75" x 21.25". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Matting shows light spotting and small tears. Frame displays light wear and traces of paper sticker along top edge.
 
Lot 7246

$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). Many 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.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes in this lot have more advanced age/wear such as chipping and loss to spine and some loose pages.
 
Lot 7247

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique French books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection includes works by such authors as Flaubert, Madame de Stael, Sainte-Beuve, Chateaubriand, La Fontaine, Diderot, and also contains uniformly-bound series by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Nelson Editeurs, and "Les classiques francais du Moyen Age" published by Honore Champion. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7248

$30

Title: Symphony
Artist: Ruth Anaya
Medium: Print
Features: Signed In Plate
Width: 30.0" Height: 22.0"
Condition / Notes: Print and matting are well preserved.
 
Lot 7249

$55

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, as well as billheads from companies such as Mitchell, Woodbury & Co., an importer of crockery and china, Cohn, Goldwater & Co., and the YMCA, 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 7250

$140

Title: The Huntress
Artist: Vala Moro
Medium: Etching
Features: Signature
Width: 17.0" Height: 21.5"
Condition / Notes: This etching shows significant wear at edges, with loss of material on right side and to a much lesser extent to upper left side. A number of small closed tears are visible, as is creasing to corners of left side. Pin holes can be seen at corners. Image shows no markings and colors are bright.
 
Lot 7251

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): motion pictures, Christmas, Paris, and Michigan, among others. There are approximately 65 individual music pieces in this lot, many of which have beautiful color front covers. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - please review our entire catalog to see other similar lots.

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: The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 7252

$30

Title: Fritz von Uhde
Artist: Frank Eugene Smith
Medium: Photograph
Features: Signature
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.75"
Condition / Notes: Page shows wear at edges, with darkening along upper half of right and bottom edges. Small (closed) tears are visible along edges, with bottom edge showing largest and greatest number.
 
Lot 7253

$90

Title: Appleton's Hand-Book of American Travel Containing a Full Description of the Principal Cities, Towns, and Places of Interest: Together with the Routes of Travel, and Leading Hotels throughout the United States and British Provinces
Author: Edward H. Hall
Publisher: D. Appleton & Company
City: New York
Year: 1869
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/467 pages plus traveler's almanac and 51 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows significant external wear, with peeling to lower portion of spine cover and soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains numerous intact fold-out maps and illustrated advertisements.
 
Lot 7254

$225

Details: This lot includes the original engraved map of Italy shown in the corresponding image. This antique map dates from 1701 and displays hand-coloring and outlining. Caption along top border reads "L'Italie divisee suivant l'estendue de toutes sus souverainetes qui sont les etats de l'Eglise du Roy Catholique qui comprennet les royaumes de Naples , de SIcile, de Sardagne, le duche de Milan &c les estats de la Republique de Venise, du Duc de Savoye, du Gr. Duc de Tosance, de la Republique de Genes, des Ducs de Mantoue, de Modene, de Parma, de Masse de la Mirandole, de la Republique de Lucoues, des Princes de Monaco, de Piombin, de Maseran &c. Dresses sur les Memoires les plus recents Par le S. Sanson, Geographe du Roy." Engravings in bottom corners represent mythological figures. The map measures approximately 23.75" x 20.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Map shows tears and darkening along edges. Archival tape runs from left-hand edge (4.5" below upper corner) approximately 7" into map. Map also has pencil markings in areas representing the Mediterranean Sea. Colors are quite bright.
 
Lot 7255

$35

Title: Paris Street Scene
Artist: Eugene Louis Veder
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Signature
Width: 14.0" Height: 17.0"
Condition / Notes: Original color lithograph has been professionally matted and framed under glass. This work is well preserved and shows bright colors. Frame shows light wear.
 
Lot 7256

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of stereoview cards shown in the corresponding image(s). These stereoviews have photographs which depict architecture, nature, artwork, and views of Jerusalem and Palestine, among others. There are approximately 200 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 7257

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage science fiction magazines from the 1950s shown in the corresponding image(s). Publications included in this lot are "Fantastic Story," "Fantastic Universe," and "Fantastic Adventures." There are ten magazines in this lot, all of which have vibrantly illustrated color front covers. 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 along spine, edge wear, and some loss to wrappers.
 
Lot 7258

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of sports magazines and programs from the 1960's and early 1970's shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes the publications "Sports Illustrated," "Sport," and "Sports Extra Baseball," among other items. There are 50 individual pieces 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 7259

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Picasso, Paul Gauguin, N. C. Escher, and the last lectures of Roger Fry, 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 7260

$80

Title: Norman Rockwell and the Saturday Evening Post
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Four S Corporation
City: Unknown
Year: 1976
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 10.75" Height: 14.5"
Book Details: These books contain all the covers that Norman Rockwell painted for The Saturday Evening Post.

Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell's works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter (although his Rosie was reproduced less than others of the day), Saying Grace (1951), The Problem We All Live With, and the Four Freedoms series. He is also noted for his work for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA); producing covers for their publication Boys' Life, calendars, and other illustrations.

Content is presented in three volumes: The Early Years (May 1916-July 1928); The Middle Years (August, 1928-September 1943); The Late Years (November 1943-Summer 1971).

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition set of this collection of Saturday Evening Post covers by Norman Rockwell. This is copy number 205 of 1500, signed by Dr. Donald R. Stoltz, President of Four S. Productions Inc., and Marshall L Stoltz, Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Philadelphia. Volumes are bound in brown leatherette with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs. Books and slipcase are in excellent condition.
 
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