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Lot 8118

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of posters shown in the corresponding image(s). This material consists of a framed reproduction of a photo of a shop window display by Eugene Atget, announcing a 1975 exhibition of the Witkin gallery in New York, 2 copies of a French-language poster advertisement for O. De Rycker in Brussels, a German-language advertisement poster on cloth for Wilhelm Mueller Papierhandlung, and an advertisement for an "Arts & Crafts festival held in Lambertville, New Jersey. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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 8119

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this lot are: War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator, Journey's End, Private Peat, and Nature in Literature, 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 8120

$110

Details: This lot includes the group of personal items from the estate of a U. S. Navy soldier who fought in the Pacific theater during World War II shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a compass, knives, handgun magazines, rope art, and a leather-covered blackjack, among among other items. This is one of several lots that we will be selling today from this estate. Please see our catalog for additional listings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are generally in pleasing condition, with some age/wear.
 
Lot 8121

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of three lithographs signed by the artist Lawrence Barrett shown in the corresponding images. Author's signature appears in pencil under lower right corners. These works bear the titles "Pale Stallion" (one of 20 impressions), "The Milk White Doe" (1/22) and "The Sea Hath Its Pearls" (1/18, second edition). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Small punctures appear at left and right margins. Otherwise works are well preserved with no tears or markings.
 
Lot 8122

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decorative children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Little Lame Prince and His Traveling Cloak" (Thomas Y. Crowell, 1893) and Charlotte Elizabeth's "Short Stories for Children" (American Tract Society). 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 8123

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume 106th edition of "Burke's Peerage & Baronetage" (1999) and the antique volume "Beautiful Paris: The Splendors, Mysteries, and People of the Great City" (Arkell Weekly Company, 1895). 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 8124

$70

Details: This lot includes the large group of posters shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes posters which promote exhibitions at art galleries, motion pictures, festivals, and World's Fairs, among other topics. There are approximately 50 posters 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: These posters generally show well with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8125

$60

Title: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin - Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of historian Henry Steele Commager, "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."
Publisher: The Rowfant Club
City: Cleveland
Year: 1898
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 223 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: This is a scarce limited edition of this title. This is copy number 72 of 155.
Condition / Notes:  Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed paper-covered boards with gilt pictorial design to front cover depicting printing press. Spine cover is detached at front edge and shows loss of material to head and foot. Boards show very light soiling. A small number of pages show foxing. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates.
 
Lot 8126

$45

Title: The Weeds of Wall Street
Author: Arthur M. Wickwire
Publisher: Authors' Association, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1933
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 234/vii pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Author states his purpose in writing this book as follows: "To take the layman behind the scenes in Wall Street and show him its abuses; To open his eyes particularly to the operations of speculative pools which strip him of his hard-earned money. ..."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light markings to upper portion of spine and to front cover. Binding is cracked at title page. Previous owner's sticker appears in upper right corner of front flyleaf. Lightly age-toned pages are clean. Marginalia and underling appear on a small number of pages. Contains a frontispiece photograph and several other illustrations.  Flap of dust jacket is laid in
 
Lot 8127

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

- Merchant Ships 1943 - Edited by E. C. Talbot-Booth - Dated 1944 by The Macmillan Company - Ex-library volume.

- Merchant Ships 1942 - Edited by E. C. Talbot-Booth - Dated 1943 by The Macmillan Company - Ex-library volume, binding shaken.
 
Lot 8128

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Historic Houses and Their Gardens: Palaces, Castles, Country Palaces and Gardens of the Old and New Worlds Described by Several Writers Illustrated with Plans and Photographs" (John C. Winston, 1908) and "Henderson's Picturesque Gardens and Ornamental Gardening Illustrated" (Peter Henderson & Co., 1908). 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 8129

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes items relating to stage and screen, such as a poster featuring Zizi Jeanmaire, art folios, a world almanac from 1935, a Roycrofter publication from 1927, and vinyl records, which includes actual speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, 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 8130

$250

Details: This lot includes the group of 5 lithographs by Herbert Bayer shown in the corresponding image. This material includes 3 "Waves" from the portfolio "Seven Convolutions," printed at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center with Lawrence Barrett. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These original engravings show perforations at left and right margins. Light spotting and a small amount of smudging also visible in margins. One of these pieces shows attachments to upper corners.
 
Lot 8131

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Mrs. Gaskell's "Cranford" (Thomas Y Crowell & Co.), Jack London's "The Call of the Wild" (Macmillan Co., Sept. 1903) and Thomas Nelson Page's "The Old Gentleman of the Black Stock" (Scribner's Sons, 1900, with illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy). 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 8132

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage "The New Yorker" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 29 magazines in this lot, which date primarily from 1946-1949, with two issues from the 1950s. Each issue has a beautifully illustrated color front cover. 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 edge wear and rubbing to spines. A few of the magazines have detached, but present, wrappers.
 
Lot 8133

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

- Exodus by Leon Uris - Dated 1958 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. - First Edition - In dust jacket with torn rear flap.
- Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles by William Spratling, William Faulkner - Dated 1966 by University of Texas Press - First Edition - In dust jacket.
- The Intervals of Robert Frost: A Critical Bibliography by Louis Mertins, Esther Mertins - Dated 1947 by University of California Press - First Edition - In dust jacket.
- Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other Excursions by Martin Amis - Dated 1993 by Harmony Books - Signed Edition - First Printing - In dust jacket.
- Talking It Over by Julian Barnes, Julian Barnes, Julian Barnes - Dated 1991 by Jonathan Cape - Signed Edition - In dust jacket.
 
Lot 8134

$60

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 Philip Margolin, Michael Connelly, and Lee Vance, 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. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 8135

$175

Details: This lot includes the group of original lithographs and prints shown in the corresponding images. This material offers work by such artists as Sueo Serisawa, Henry Varnum Poor and Randall Davey. A number of the pieces in this collection are depictions of horses. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8136

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a leather-bound 1844 edition of "The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, with an Account of His Life and Writings" (J. Crissy) and a decoratively bound two-volume edition of John G. Whittier's poems (Henry Altemus). 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 8137

$15

Title: Brief Procession
Author: Anne Lloyd
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1934
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 106 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this title. Author's inscription on front flyleaf reads "For dear Dr. (Illegible name) / with affection and / admiration - and / much gratitude. / Anne Lloyd / December 16th, 1934."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue paper-covered boards with printed labels to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening to spine. Binding is solid. Pages show occasional foxing.
 
Lot 8138

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of antique estate books and children's games shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes titles such as Mark Twain's "A Tramp Abroad," "A Day With Our Gang," and "Rain: A Play in Three Acts." Some games included are Yacht Race and Glass Mosaic. This lot also includes a Buck Rogers Paint Book, which was produced by the Whitman Publishing Company in 1935. 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 game boxes show more advanced wear, with some loss. The Buck Rogers Paint Book shows some advanced external wear with some chipping and loss to wrappers. Some pages have been painted on.
 
Lot 8139

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on printing and typography shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains a second edition of Thomas Wood Stevens' "Lettering" (The Prang Company, 1916), "Stanley Morison Displayed: An Examination of His Early Typographic Work" (Frederick Muller Limited, 1976) by Herbert Jones, James Hayes's "The Roman Letter," "Heritage of the Graphic Arts, (R.R. Bowker, 1972), "Specimen Book of Type Faces" (Philadelphia Gazette Publishing, n.d.), and Holbrook Jackson's "William Morris" (Jonathan Cape, 1926). 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 8140

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a stated first edition of J. C. Furnas' "The Devil's Rainbow" (Harper & Brothers, 1962) and a stated first of Mark Helprin's "A Dove of the East and Other Stories (Knopf, 1975). Also included are Stanley Elkin's "The Living End" (E. P. Dutton, 1979), Tom Cole's "An End to Chivalry: A Short Novel and Five Stories" (Little, Brown and Company, 1965), and David Leavitt's "A Place I've Never Been" (Viking, 1990).

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved books are in similar dust jackets.
 
Lot 8141

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique nautical history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include colonial clippers, the rigging of ships, and the log of the Cutty Sark, 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 8142

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this collection are Ruth Ogden's "His Little Royal Highness" (Dutton, 1891), and "The Loyal Little Red-Coat" (Frederick A. Stokes, 1890), and Kate Tannatt Woods's "Out and About or the Hudson's Trip to the Pacific" (D. Lothrop, 1882). 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 8143

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of antique erotica, including risque postcards, shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes the 1917 publication "Um Idylio," which has several erotic color plates throughout. Also included are seven postcards which depict real photographs. Several of these postcards depict nudes. 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 8144

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of early and first printings by Arthur Conan Doyle shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "British Campaign in France and Flanders" (George H. Doran, 1917-1920), "The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales" (Doubleday, Page & Company, 1911) and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (McClure, Phillips & Co., 1905). 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 8145

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books and periodicals on books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the items in this collection are "The Oldest London Bookshop: A History of Two Hundred Years" (Ellis, 1928), Willis Thornton's "Newton D. Baker and His Books (Press of Western Reserve University, 1954), "People and Books: From the Writings of W. Robertson Nicoll" (Hodder and Stoughton, n.d.) and "Children's Books: Too Good To Miss" (Press of Western Reserve University, 1966). Also present are issues of the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, The Book News Weekly, Philobiblon: Zeitschrift fur Bucherliebhaber, Princeton University Library Chronicle, and a catalogue for the auction of the library of Moncure Biddle (Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1952). 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 8146

$130

Title: Capstans and Windlasses: An Illustrated History of Their Use at Sea
Author: John H. Harland
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 130 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings. Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
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