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Lot 9307

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of limited edition titles from the Imprint Society:

- Fables by Mr. John Gay - Dated 1970 by Imprint Society - Limited edition, number 834 of 1950, signed by the illustrator, Gillian Tyler.
- Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory by Captain H. Warre - Dated 1970 by Imprint Society - Limited edition, number 834 of 1950.
- The Private Journal of Captain G. F. Lyon - Dated 1970 by Imprint Society - Limited edition, number 834 of 1950, signed by the illustrator, James A. Houston.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes are in the original paper-covered slipcases and show well.
 
Lot 9308

$15
This lot includes the group of books written or contributed to by Henry Paolucci shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: St. Augustine, Kissinger's foreign policy, war, and the presidency. 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.

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 9309

$40
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by best-selling authors 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: Walter Mosley, James Lee Burke, John Irving, Ed McBain, E. L. Doctorow, Christopher Paolini and Joseph Kanon. 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 9310

$225
This lot features an original, antique hand-written journal. This unique item provides a view of life in Ireland in the mid-Nineteenth Century.

Author: Hugh Pettigrew
Location: Model Farm, Glasnevin & Union Workhouse, Belfast
Dated: August 23, 1852 - November 11, 1855

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with three-quarter crimson leather, this antique volume provides a history of life in Ireland during the mid-1800's, just a few years after the Great Irish Famine that occurred from 1845-49. The volume appears to follow Hugh Pettigrew from the "Model Farm" in Glasnevin to the Union Workhouse in Belfast. The volume shows external age/wear, with the spine cover rubbed off and rubbing to the boards. The binding shows play, with clean, lightly age-toned pages and handsome ink handwriting. The book measures approximately 5" x 8".
 
Lot 9311

$225
Title: Trails Plowed Under
Author: Charles M. Russell
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1927 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in rust-colored pebbled cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a stated First Edition on the American West. The work features five color plates, including several spanning two pages and five half-tone illustrations, as called for in the table of contents. Additionally, the volume contains many other in-text and full-page illustrations throughout the work. This volume shows age/wear indications, with advance moisture to the bottom right corner of the front board, only minimally affecting a few pages. The spine cover shows sunning and rubbing along the edges. The boards are separated along the internal hinges. The text block shows some play, with age-toned pages. The volume measures approximately 7" x 10.25" and contains 211 pages of text.
 
Lot 9312

$45
This lot includes the group of books about Ireland shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Irish Country, Ireland's fight for freedom, and the story of the Irish race. 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 9313

$10
This lot includes the group of books about the history of painting shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Tropical Renaissance, American Watercolors, and Charles Bird King. 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 9315

$25
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 17" by 14", Photograph measures 9.5" by 7.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "Happy Valley Road", 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 beside a pink-blossomed orchard and fenced pasture.

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 9316

$30
This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include Uncle Tom's Cabin, In Praise of Dogs, and London. This lot also includes an antique autograph book from an Ithaca, NY estate. 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 9317

$30
Title: Palermo, A Christmas Story
Author: Alice Durand Field
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1885 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full gilt ruled brown pebbled cloth with gilded title on the front board and spine, this antique volume is a scarce Christmas story by Alice Durand Field, featuring five etchings by Samuel Coleman with tissue guard sheets. The volume shows light exterior age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and spine. The volume is solidly bound, with deckled-edged, age-toned pages, showing occasional foxing. Antique ink signature from previous owner on front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11" and contains 212 pages.
 
Lot 9318

$55
Title: Grand Canyon of Arizona: Hand-Colored Photographs
Author: Fred Harvey
Publisher: El Tovar Studio
Printing Year: circa 1923

Condition/Details: This antique string-bound volume is a scarce collection of twelve beautiful plates of the Grand Canyon by Fred Harvey, in the original stiff paper wrappers. Plates are tipped-on to embossed heavy paper sheets. Each illustration is captioned and hand-colored.

The volume shows external age/wear, with light moisture indications and chipping to the covers. Illustrations show well, with strong, brilliant colors. The book is solidly bound. This unpaginated oblong volume measures approximately 14 1/4" x 11".
 
Lot 9319

$25
This lot includes the group of two red binders containing pages from The United States Plate Block Album shown in the corresponding image(s). These pages were published by Minkus Publications, Inc.. The binders cover the years 1969 and later. The binder for 1969-75 is nearly full, and the binder covering later years is approximately half complete. 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 9320

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Iliad of Homer, with Copius English Notes by Rev. William Trollope, M.A. - Dated 1836 by J. G. & F. Rivington - some advanced wear to the boards, including sunning and rubbing and cracking to the leather
- Horatius Restitutus; or The Books of Horace: A Preliminary Dissertation by James Tate, M.A. - Dated 1832 by J. & J. J. Deighton - ex-library volume, this volume shows advanced wear including a detached front board, chipping and loss on the spine, and the loss of the back board among other indicators
- Lysiae by Ioannes Iaobvs Reiske - Dated 1772 by W. G. Sommerl - volume five of a set, but a complete text on its own, some cracking and separation on the spine cover
- Homeri Carmina Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem Expressa by Guilielmo Dindorfio - Dated 1853 by B. G. Teubneri - volume one, part one only, some separation along front hinge, some pages show minor chipping, spine shows some loss
- P. Terenti Comoediae by Alfredvs Fleckeisen - Dated 1862 by B. G. Teubneri - ex-library volume, some cracking along front gutter
- Les Aventures de Telemaque, Fils D'Ulysse - Dated 1816 by Chez Jean-Ablert Joly - boards show some advanced wear including a detached spine cover, rubbing, and some moisture indications, some pages show chipping

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 9321

$40
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 13.5" by 10.5", Photograph measures 6.5" by 4.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "Petals Above & Below", 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 sloping orchard field leading to a stream. The reflections of the pink-blossomed trees is visible on the stream's surface.

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 9322

$10
This lot includes the group of antique Brooklyn girls' school yearbooks shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in paper wrappers and are dated between 1915-1916. 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.

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 9324

$35
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes magazines, postcards, children's books, and much more. 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. 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 9325

$80
Title: Lexicon Biblicum, In Quo Explicantur Vulgatae Vocabula et Phrases
Author: Ignatio Weitenauer
Publisher: Venetiis
Printing Year: 1760

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum with gilt embossing along the spine, this antique volume is a scarce Latin Biblical lexicon. The volume shows light external age/wear, with moisture indications and darkening to the vellum, and is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages, featuring marbled edges. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 553 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 9326

$60
Title: Early American Wrought Iron
Author: Albert H. Sonn
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1928
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection on early American Wrought Iron, profusely illustrated with over three hundred plates from drawings by the author, Albert H. Sonn. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities and minor moisture indications. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 10" x 12 1/2".
 
Lot 9328

$20
This shelf lot includes the large group of art reference 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 9329

$25
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 18" by 15", Photograph measures 9" by 7"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "April Smiles", 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 cluster of trees surrounding a pond. Some of the trees are in full bloom, while others have yet to regain their spring leaves.

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 9330

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are in excellent condition, many in the original dust jackets, and include works by noted illustrators and authors. 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 9331

$100
This lot includes the group of two Franklin Library Signed First Edition books shown in the corresponding image(s). These decorative volumes feature handsome gilt embossed lettering and designs to the leather-covered boards, raised spine bands, gilded page edges, marbled endpapers, silk bookmarks and pictorial frontispieces. Each volume is signed by the author, and this group includes Galapagos and Bluebeard by noted author Kurt Vonnegut. These volumes are in near-new condition, showing only light shelf wear. The volumes are tightly bound, and were likely never read. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 9332

$25
This lot includes the group of sculpture reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Auguste Rodin, Julio Gonzalez, studio ceramics, and Europe. 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 9333

$10
This lot includes the group of silver and gold collectibles books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include An Illustrated History of English Plate, Volumes I & II, Scottish Gold & Silver Work, English Engraved Silver, and Old Siler of Europe & America. 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 9334

$40
This lot includes the group of Dante reference books in Italian shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: L'Arte Nuova E Dante, De Vulgari Eloquentia La Questione Della Lingua Da Dante A Domani, and Dante Alighieri Monarchia.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.

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 9335

$60
This lot includes the group of Irish art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: watercolours, drawings, literature, Irish Stuart silver, and James Arthur O'Connor. Also included is The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, series 7, Volume 9. This volume contains several fold outs, as well as content by Henry Morris. Irish Stuart Silver is limited edition number 121 of 400. 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 9336

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

- A General Dictionary of Painters by Matthew Pilkington - Dated 1824 by Thomas McLean - two volumes in one, shows advanced wear
- Recueil Important Des Oeures de Paul Cezanne by uncredited - Dated circa 1935 - volume one only, boards show some wear and sunning, text block has separated from the front board and spine cover, includes box which is no longer intact
- Frans Hals: Des Meisters Gemalde by Wilhelm R. Valentiner - Dated 1923 by Anstalt Stuttgart - some cracking at front hinge, some wear and chipping to spine cover
- Conversations in a Studio by William Wetmore Story - Dated 1890 by Houghton, Mifflin, and Company - two volume set, shows some moisture indications, text block has become detached from the spine cover in volume 1
- The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century by John Ruskin - Dated 1884 by John Wiley and Sons - ex-library volume, some chipping to pages
- Rembrandt: Collection des Oeuvres du Maitre by S. M. la Reine Wilhelmine - Dated 1898 by Hubner & Van Santen - in modern protective slipcase, volume has been disbound and shows advanced wear including detached wrappers and chipping

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9339

$80
Title: The Nether Side of New York; or, the Vice, Crime and Poverty of the Great Metropolis
Author: Edward Crapsey
Publisher: Sheldon & Company
Printing Year: 1872

Condition/Details: Bound in royal blue with gilt embossing on the spine, this antique volume provides a view of the “Nether Side” of New York City. The copyright page features advertisements for the publisher Sheldon & Company. This volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the cloth, concentrated along the extremities, moisture indications and sunning to the spine. The volume is solidly bound, with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and contains 185 pages.
 
Lot 9340

$35
This lot includes the bound collection of plates related to the anatomy of horses shown in the corresponding image. This collection includes approximately 15 plates of horse anatomy. These plates have been tipped-on to pages of an antique scrapbook. This collection shows some wear, with age-toned pages, and creasing and occasional tearing to the plates and pages. Externally, the volume shows wear, with chipping, rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and spine. Several pages are detached from the binding. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 9341

$60
 
Lot 9342

$175
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage Black Americana sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music such as: "Sunny Sambo Plucks His Banjo," "Carolina Mammy," and "Brass Band Ephraham Jones." There are approximately 22 individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; some have detached covers and show edgewear.
 
Lot 9343

$20
Title: The Compleat Angler
Author: Izaak Walton
Publisher: Richard Marriott and Henry Brome
Printing Year: c1895

Condition/Details: Rebound in marbled paper with three-quarter leather and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is the second part of this classic work containing "instructions how to angle for a trout or grayling, in a clear stream." The work is illustrated with in-text and full-page engravings, including portraits and some engravings of fish. This volume is a reprint of the original 1676 printing, with the date on the title listing 1676, with several later engravings dated in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This volume has been rebound. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board detached, the rear board split along the internal hinge and the spine cover shows wear, with portions lacking and tearing. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, with occasional foxing. There is a bookplate inside of the front board. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 9 1/4".
 
Lot 9344

$15
This lot includes the group of art exhibit catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Some galleries and museums represented in this lot are: the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Pomona College Collection. 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 9345

$40
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 20.5" by 17", Photograph measures 13" by 10"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "Gorgeous May", 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 through an orchard in full bloom. The blossoms on the trees are a vibrant pink and the foliage is lush and green.

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 9346

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

- I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni - Dated 1842 by Presso Thierot - shows advanced wear including the loss of front board and separation of the spine cover from the text block
- Proerbi Toscani by Giuseppe Giusti- Dated 1873 by Gino Capponi - some restorative work has been done, text block is loose in some places
- Satire Di M. Lodoico Aristo - Dated 1779 - some restorative work has been done, some indications of moisture and loss due to insect damage
- Tito Lucrezio Caro, La Natura: Luoghi Scelti Tradotti Ed Annotati Col Testo A Fronte De Carlo Landi - Dated 1943 by G.C. Sansoni
- Collana Della Girandola - Dated 1944 by Urbinati Editore - six volume miniature set in slipcase, some spitting at top edges of slipcase

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)
 
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