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Lot 9393

$45
This lot includes the group of book reference titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include: The Book in Italy, Massachusetts Broadsides of the American Revolution, French Bookbinders, American Authors 1795-1895, The New Book Illustration in France, Modern British Authors: Their First Editions, and Beatrix Potter: A Bibliographical Checklists. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9395

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Captain and Submarine CSS H.L. Huntley by Ruth H. Duncan - Dated 1965 by Privately Published
- Sam Davis Confederate Hero, 1842-1863 by Edythe Johns Rucker Whitley- Dated 1947 by Privately Published
- Shadows on the Wall, The Life and Works of Howard Weeden by Frances C. Roberts and Sarah Huff Fisk - Dated 1962 by Colonial Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9396

$450
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Jerusalem Windows by Marc Chagall - Dated 1962 by George Braziller - dust jacket and protective plastic show some tearing
- Marc Chagalls Welt text by Roy McMullen - Dated 1968 by Chr. Belser Verlag Stuttgart - dust jacket shows minimal tearing and wear to edges
- Chagall Discovered contributed to by Irina Antonova, Andrei Voznesensky, and Marina Bessonoa - Dated 1988 by Sovietsky Khudozhnik Publishers - in dust jacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9397

$450
Title: Il Petrarcha Con L'espositione d'Alessandro Vellutello
Author: Francesco Petrarca
Publisher: Signoria di Vinegia
Printing Year: 1838

Condition/Details: Rebound in modern green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique Italian volume is a scarce work on Dante from noted scholars Francesco Petrarca and Alessandro Vellutello. This work features an engraved portrait of Petrarca on the title page and an engraved two-page map.

Francesco Petrarca (July 20, 1304 – July 19, 1374), known in English as Petrarch, was an Italian scholar, poet and one of the earliest Renaissance humanists. Petrarch is often called the "Father of Humanism". In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model for the modern Italian language based on Petrarch's works, as well as those of Giovanni Boccaccio and, especially, Dante Alighieri. This would be later endorsed by the Accademia della Crusca. His sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry. Petrarch was also known for being one of the first people to refer to the Dark Ages. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

Alessandro Vellutello was a Lucchese intellectual active in Venice from about 1515. In 1544 he published his commentary, La Comedia di Dante Alighieri con la nova esposizione with the printer Francesco Marcolini. Antonfrancesco Doni notes in his 1550 Libraria, Vellutello "strained his mind, expenses and expended considerable time" in having the 87 illustrations engraved. Possibly executed by Giovanni Britto, who worked as an engraver for Marcolini, these illustrations are the most distinctive Renaissance renditions of the poem after Botticelli's. Each scene records one or more scenes from the cantos illustrated. For the Inferno, the illustrator uses a striking a circular design and aerial-like perspective. Unlike the majority of illustrations which accompany sixteenth-century printed editions of the Commedia, these depictions are closely related to Vellutello's glosses. The illustrations seek to render the narrative accurately, much as Vellutello's exposition seeks to do. (biographical detail courtesy of "The World of Dante")

This volume has been professionally rebound in modern, cloth-covered boards. The page edges were trimmed during the rebinding, and new endpapers were added. The trimmed edges are adjacent to the edges of the two-page map, with some loss along the bottom edge of the map. The volume is lacking the original endpapers, and the original pages begin with the title page. The title page has been rebacked, with loss to the bottom outside corner of the original page. The map was tipped-in to the binding likely during the restoration work. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some shelf wear and rubbing to the cloth. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Antique ink handwriting is present on the title page, at the bottom of the last page of text, the opposite side of the last page and occasional other locations throughout. The book measures approximately 6" x 8". The page numbers are not present after page 160.

This volume comes from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. Together and separately, Henry and Anne Paolucci have contributed dozens of books and publications on a wide variety of subjects over the past fifty years, including but not limited to: Political Science, Literature and Philosophy, Fiction, Plays, Poetry, translations. (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9398

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of literature and history titles:

- Repertoire des Sources Historiques du Moyen Age by Ulysse Chevalier - Dated 1905 by Alphonse Picard et Fils - Two-volume set.
- Wegweiser Durch Die Geschichtswerke des Europaischen Mittelalters by August Potthast - Dated 1896 by W. Weber - Two-volume set.
- Petrarcas 'Buch Ohne Namen' und Die Papstliche Kurie by Paul Piur - Dated 1925 by Max Niemeyer - Shows advanced wear, pages are unbound.
- Essenza e Genesi Della Tragedia by Carlo del Grande - Dated 1962 by Riccardo Ricciardi
- Xenophon's Anabasis Introduction by D. S. Elbon - Dated 1917 by Translation Publishing Company - Front board and pages are detached.
- St. Basil the Great to Students on Greek Literature by Edward R. Maloney - Dated 1901 by American Book Company
- Bucolici Graeci by Oito Koennecke - Dated 1914 by Braunshweig

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Several volumes in this lot show advanced wear, with detached pages, boards and spine covers, moisture indications, and other signs of wear.

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9400

$60
Title: Sister Corita
Author: Sister Mary Corita Kent, Harvey Cox and Samuel A. Eisenstein
Publisher: Pilgrim Press
Printing Year: c1968

Condition/Details: Bound in black paper with white lettering and in the original paper clamshell box feature bright yellow dots and black lettering, this vintage work provides descriptions and images of Sister Corita’s work, and includes approximately 34 color prints, loose in the box, as issued. Three of the prints included fold-out. The underside of the lid of the box has a black and white picture mounted on it.

Corita Kent was an artist and an educator who worked in Los Angeles and Boston. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy, helping to establish it as a fine art medium. Her artwork, with its messages of love and peace, was particularly popular during the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. Kent designed the 1985 annual "love" stamp. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows well, with light age/wear, with most of the wear to the box and prints. The book itself is tightly bound and clean, with bright pages. The prints show some age-toning and foxing to the paper. The box shows rubbing and wear, with splitting at two corners, a tear at the crease of the top, and a small indentation on the lid. The box measures approximately 10.5" x 14.5".
 
Lot 9401

$1400
Title: Tragoediae
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Date: July 18, 1493

Condition/Details: Bound in later vellum stiff wrappers, this Latin incunabulum work is a collection of tragedies from the acclaimed Roman philosopher and dramatist, Lucius Annaeus Seneca. This volume contains ten tragedies, including: Hercules Furens, Thyestes, Thebais, Hippolytus, Oedipus, Troas, Medea , Agamenon, Octavia and Hercules Oetheus. The tragedies within this volume are printed in large type on the inner margin of each page, with commentaries in smaller type printed in parallel. The text features opening woodcut initials.

This collection of plays contains a colophon on the last page of text, dating the work July 18, 1493. The colophon reads: "Venetiis per Matheu Capcasam parmensem. Mcccclxxxxiii. Die. Xviii.iulil. REGISTRUMHUIUS OPERIS. Abcdefghiklmnopqrstuxyz&. Oes sut terni excepto.a.b.q sunt qterni & est duernus." As described, the volume contains signatures labeled "a"-"z" and "&" (lacking j, v and w) at the bottom right of the recto - with signatures a and b containing eight leaves each, signatures c through z containing six leaves each, and signature "&" containing four leaves. The recto pages are also numbered at the top right with roman numerals I through CXXXXVI. Several pages are incorrectly numbered, as issued. This work has been collated and all 146 pages are present.

Also included at the beginning of the text are pages beginning with Aii. These pages include:
Aii (recto): Apology from Caietano to Leonardo Mocenigo – titled "Magnificum Ac Generosum Leonardum Mocenigum Serenissimi Olim Venetiarum Principis Filium Virum Consularem Et Senatorem Egregium Danielis Gaietani Cremonensis Apologia"

Aiii (recto): poem by Polydorus Cabaliatus defending his teacher Caietano – titled "Polydoi Comitis Cabaliati Carmen in Defensione Danielis Caietani Cremonensisipreceptoris sui"

Aiii (verso): Letter from Marmita to Guillaume de Rochefort – "Gellius Bernarinus Marmita Parmensis Eminerisimo Achumanissimo D.D. Guiclmo de Repesorti Magno Cancellario Franciae S.D."

Aiiii (recto): Prefatory remarks by Marmita addressed to Rochefort – Titled "Gellii Bernardini Marmitae Ad Illustrem D. Guielmum de Rupesorti Magnum Cancellarie Franciae in Tragoedias Seneca Interpretario"

Aiiii (verso): Blank

An antique, handwritten title page is included and there are some notes written at the top of the endpaper, in matching handwriting.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger) (ca. 4 – 65 ce) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the "Silver Age" of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. Seneca's plays were widely read in medieval and Renaissance European universities and strongly influenced tragic drama in that time, such as Elizabethan England (Shakespeare and other playwrights), France (Corneille and Racine), and the Netherlands (Joost van den Vondel). He is regarded as the source and inspiration for what is known as 'Revenge Tragedy', starting with Thomas Kyd's 'The Spanish Tragedy' and continuing well into the Jacobean Period. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume comes from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. Together and separately, Henry and Anne Paolucci have contributed dozens of books and publications on a wide variety of subjects over the past fifty years, including but not limited to: Political Science, Literature and Philosophy, Fiction, Plays, Poetry, translations. (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)

This volume was rebound in stiff vellum wrappers and the page edges were trimmed at that time. This volume is lacking all pages prior to Aii, including the title page, and any original pages following the last page of text, including endpapers. The work shows antique ink marginalia throughout, including underlining of the text, which does not affect the readability of the text. The pages show beautifully with occasional scattered marks/toning. The text block is detached from the vellum wrappers, which show creasing and wear and bear a handwritten title on the spine.
 
Lot 9402

$25
This lot includes the group of American art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subjects include: still-life painting, pastels, watercolors, and Indian painters. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9403

$20
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 15" by 12", Photograph measures 7" by 5"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "Apple Tree Bend" features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in the original frame, and features a pastoral scene of a road alongside a pink-blossomed apple orchard.

Wallace Nutting (1861 - 1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is best known for his framed pictures. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style. (biographic detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows beautifully, with strong, unfaded colors. There are light age/wear indications to the frame and some age toning to the backing stock behind the photograph.
 
Lot 9404

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of 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. 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 9405

$250
This very large shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: T. C. Boyle, James Lee Burke, John Sandford, Randy Wayne White, Edward Wright, Lee Child, Christopher Paolini, Charles Frazier and Vince Flynn, among many others. Some of these volumes may have remainder marks. 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. 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 9406

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world. There are no book club editions or otherwise unmarketable books, and this collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear with most hard cover books in the original dust jackets.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of this auction, and during our other auctions this spring. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 9407

$25
Title: Practical Lesson’s in Hypnotism & Magnetism
Author: L. W. DeLaurence
Publisher: Frederick J. Drake & Company
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in crimson cloth with gilt and black embossing, this antique work was labeled as “Giving the only simple and practical course in hypnotism and vital magnetism, which starts the student or practitioner out upon a plain, common sense basis-prepared especially for self-instruction.” On the front board, it states “Mysteries of Occultism Unveiled.” This volume features photographic plates throughout of the author hypnotizing patients. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing, sunning and light tearing to the cloth, and some moisture indications. The gilt embossing is faded along the spine, and the cloth along the spine gutters is torn in several locations. Both boards are split along the internal hinges. The binding shows play, with age-toned pages. One plate is detached and has been torn along the edges. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.75" and contains 261 pages.
 
Lot 9408

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

- Le Opere Di P. Virginio Marone Con Le Versioni Di A. Caro, D. Strocchi, & C. Arici - Dated 1862 by Achille Morelli - some cracking at front gutter, some foxing
- Opere Di Lodovico Ariosto - Dated 1857 by Lloyd Austriaco - cracking at front gutter, rubbing at board edges, some foxing, some loose and/or separating pages
- Nuovi Saggi Critici by Francesco De Sanctis - Dated 1879 by Antonio Morano - some moisture indications
- Tutte Le Opere: Storiche E Letterarie De Niccolo Machiavelli by Guido Mazzoni & Mario Casella - Dated 1929 by G. Barbera
- Versi E Prose Di Giuseppe Parini Con Un Discorso Di Giusepe Giusi - Dated 1850 by Felice Le Monnier - some moisture indications, sunning on spine, and rubbing to boards

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9409

$10
This lot includes the group of silver and gold reference volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included are: Adam Silver, English Silver, Rococo Silver, Old Silver of Europe and America, Paul Storr, and Women Silversmiths, 1685-1845. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9410

$25
This lot includes the group of architecture and design reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include picture frames, art deco, and prairie school tradition. A New Home For An Old House is inscribed "To the Hon. Lewis H. VanDusen, with compliments of Drexel & Co. April 14th 1928". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9411

$30
This lot includes the group of binders containing plate blocks and first day covers shown in the corresponding image(s). Included in this lot are four blue binders with sheets from Minkus Publications, containing sheets from the United States Slogan Blocks collection from 1967-80, and the United States Zip Blocks collection from 1964-80. Also included are two black binders from the Postal Commemorative Society, U.S. First Day Covers. Several loose plate blocks of stamps are also included. The binders are not full. The stamps that are present show well, carefully stored under clear plastic. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9412

$30
This lot includes the group of antique Arts & Decoration magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are all dated in the early 1900s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. The condition of these magazines varies; older volumes are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9413

$45
Title: Dell'unico Principio e Dell'unico Fine del Diritto Universale
Author: Giovan Battista Vico
Publisher: Tipografia di Pietro Agnelli
Printing Year: 1866

Condition/Details: Rebound in marbled paper with half cloth and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce Italian translation of Giovan Battista Vico's Latin philosophical work, inscribed and signed by the translator Carlo Sarchi. The Italian inscription is along the top edge of the half title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning to the boards and light shelf wear. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. There is a crease along the edges of approximately 30 pages towards the rear of the volume, affecting only the edge of the pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10.5" and contains 334 pages.

This volume comes from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy."  (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9414

$15
This lot includes the group of art exhibition catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Some establishments represented in this lot are: Delaware Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Palmer Museum of Art, and The Walters Art Gallery. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9416

$35
This lot features the following group of original photographs:

Artist: Fred Thompson
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frames range from 9 1/2" x 71/2" to 11 3/4" x 7 3/4" Details/Condition: These original pieces, entitled "Turning Leaves," "A Belle of '76" and "Old Toll Bridge", feature hand-colored antique photographs, by Fred Thompson, in the style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. Two of these prints appear to be in the original frames, with the third in a more modern frame, and feature pastoral scenes and an interior scene.

Frederick H. Thompson and Frederick M. Thompson were a father and son team, operating the Thompson Art Company from 1908-1923, in the Portland, Maine area, creating hand-tinted photographs in the style of popular artist Wallace Nutting. Thompson and Nutting collaborated at some time, as Thompson widely marketed an interior scene he had taken in Nutting's Southbury home. (biographic detail courtesy of thegavel.net)

These works shows beautifully, with strong, unfaded colors. There are light age/wear indications to the frames and some age toning to the backing stock behind the photograph.
 
Lot 9417

$40
Title: Eloquence of the United States
Author: E. B. Williston
Publisher: E. & H. Clark
Printing Year: 1827
Number of Volumes: Complete five-volume set

Notes: Bound in leather-covered boards, this antique set provides a detailed history of the United States through the early Nineteenth Century. The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing and some loss to the leather. Much of the wear is concentrated along the spines. The boards show some wear, with several cracking or detached. The text blocks are solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages. The books measure approximately 5.25" x 9".
 
Lot 9418

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Brunetto Latini Als Lehrer Dantes Und Der Florentiner by Helene Wieruszowksi - Dated 1957 by Helene Wieruszowksi - author-inscribed on title page
- Antique Italian reference book preface by E. S. Sheldon - this volume shows advanced wear, some amateur restorative work has been done, title page is lacking, severe wear to the last 100 pages, moisture indications, wear to marbled paper boards,
- Iconografia Dantesca by Ludwig Volkmann - Dated 1897 by Breitkopf & Hartel - this volume shows advanced wear including some loss to the cover, chipping and loss to some pages, text block is unbound
- Concordance of the Divina Commedia by Edward Allen Fay - Dated 1888 by Little, Brown, and Company - this volume shows advanced wear including damage to the spine, some loose and/or detached pages, and some moisture indications
- Mediaeval and Renaissance Studies edited by Richard Hunt & Raymond Klibansky - Dated 1952 by The Warburg Institute - title page is inscribed by essay contributor Nancy Lenkeith, text block has separated from the binding, cracked spine cover
- Essays on Dante and Medieval Culture by Dino Bigongiari - Dated 1964 by Leo S. Olschki

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9419

$30
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 16.5" by 12.5", Photograph measures 9.5" by 6"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "The Beauty of the Uplands", features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in the original frame, and features a pastoral scene of a country road lined by abundant foliage and trees in full bloom.

Wallace Nutting (1861 - 1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is best known for his framed pictures. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style. (biographic detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows beautifully, with strong, unfaded colors. There are light age/wear indications to the frame and some age toning to the backing stock behind the photograph.
 
Lot 9421

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of 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. 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 9422

$80
This lot includes the group of ten pieces of Black Americana framed artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. This lot includes varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Featured in this lot is a wood panel with an advertisement for Fairbank's Tom Dick & Harry Soap. Also included are a variety of prints, a Victorian lithograph and other advertisements, each featuring African Americans in a variety of settings. The advertisements come from Cream of Wheat, Stafford's Blacks and a jelly company. One print is signed E. Croissant in the plate. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9423

$25
Title: Grammatica Teologica Del Prete Cristiano Baldacci
Author: Cristiano Baldacci
Publisher: Firenze, Presso Gius, di Giovacchino Pagani
Printing Year: 1823

Condition/Details: Rebound in marbled paper with one-quarter vellum, this antique book contains works one and two bound in one volume of this Italian study on theological grammar. This volume has been professionally rebound, during which the page edges were trimmed and marbled and new endpapers were added. The volume shows external age/wear, with a handwritten title on the spine and rubbing to the paper and vellum edges. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/4" and contains 228 and 216 pages in volumes one and two, respectively.

This volume comes from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9424

$50
Title: Isographie des Hommes Celebres ou Collection de Fac-Simile de Lettres Autographes et de Signatures
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Alexandre Mesnier
Printing Year: 1828-1830
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled paper with leather spine backings, this antique set provides a celebrated collection of facsimile reprints of over 600 autographs and signatures. The volumes show advanced external age/wear, with the boards detached and significant loss to the leather. The text block shows wear, with some detached pages and some chipping. The books measure approximately 10" x 12.5".
 
Lot 9425

$120
This lot includes the group of original World War II Associated Press photographs with captions shown in the corresponding image. The photographs come with typed captions. These pieces portray Nazi German soldiers; President Roosevelt, Eisenhower and other important figures in the War; US soldiers in both Europe and Asia; Pearl Harbor; and the overall destruction of war.

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. 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. These photographs show some age/wear, with age-toning and creasing.
 
Lot 9426

$20
Title: Tapestries, Their Origin, History and Renaissance
Author: George Leland Hunter
Publisher: John Lane Company
Printing Year: 1913 Limited Author-Signed Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in ivory paper with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a limited edition, signed by the author, George Leland Hunter, considered an American authority on decorative art. This volume was regarded as the finest book in English on Tapestries. The limitation page includes an inscription to "Mrs. R. H. Townsend with the compliments of Wm Baumgarten Jr." (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is profusely illustrated with photographic prints of tapestries, the process of making tapestries and more. The volume shows external age/wear, with tearing to the paper along the spine and edges and darkening to the boards and spine. The spine shows extensive wear, with portions lacking, and advanced creasing and tearing. The volume is well bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Several of the pages are uncut. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/2" and contains 438 pages.
 
Lot 9427

$20
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 12.5" by 8.5", Photograph measures 6.5" by 3"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in the original frame, and features a pastoral scene of a tree-lined stream beside a fence. A few cottages are visible in the distance.

Wallace Nutting (1861 - 1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is best known for his framed pictures. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style. (biographic detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows beautifully, with strong, unfaded colors. There are light age/wear indications to the frame and some age toning to the backing stock behind the photograph.
 
Lot 9430

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

- La Poesie Di Giuseppe Giusti by G. Carducci - Dated 1902 by G. Barbera
- La Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri - Dated 1902 by G. Barbera - two volume set, contains a fold out diagram in volume two, boards show some moisture indications

All volumes have hand-lettered spines and leather stitching on front and back boards. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9431

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

- Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm - Dated 1917 by Dodd, Mead & Company - illustrated by Arthur Rackham, this volume shows more advanced wear including some separation of the front board, some chipping and loss of the spine cover, some crayon markings, and a lacking the frontispiece among other wear indicators
- The All About Story Book - Dated 1929 by Cupples & Leon - multiple illustrators which include John B. Gruelle and Thelma Gooch, among others
- R. Caldecott's Picture Book, No. 2 by Randolph Caldecott - Dated by Frederick Warne & Co. - some restoration work done with a cloth spine backing

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9433

$20
This lot includes the group of English pottery and porcelain books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics included are: blue & white porcelain of the 18th century, Temple Newsam House Leeds, and European ceramic art. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9434

$20
This lot includes the group of American art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subjects include: printmaking, lithographers, and the American Renaissance. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9435

$25
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 12.75" by 8.75", Photograph measures 6.5" by 3"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in the original frame, and features a pastoral scene of a stream containing lilypads and cattails, sheltered by abundant trees and foliage.

Wallace Nutting (1861 - 1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is best known for his framed pictures. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style.  (biographic detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows beautifully, with strong, unfaded colors. There are light age/wear indications to the frame and some age toning to the backing stock behind the photograph.
 
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