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Lot 5001

$80
Title: Historical View of the Progress of Discovery on the More Northern Coasts of America, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time
Author: Patrick Fraser Tytler
Publisher: Oliver & Boyd (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1832

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with a paper spine label, this antique volume is a scarce work on exploration and discovery along the Northern coast of America. The work is illustrated with a handsome fold-out engraved map and an engraved title page. The work is preceded by a two page list of advertisements from the publisher. This is an ex-library volume, with stamps on the title page and last page of text. The volume shows some advanced external age/wear, with the front board separating from the spine and wear to the cloth edges. The text block is securely bound, with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 6.75" and contains 444 pages.
 
Lot 5002

$900
Title: The North American Indians: Being Letters and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839
Author: George Catlin
Publisher: John Grant (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1903
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial design of Native Americans, this antique set is a scarce two-volume work on early contact with the Native American tribes of North America. This work, originally published in 1841, is profusely illustrated, including a fold-out map in volume one and frontispiece illustrations in both volumes. Volume one contains 76 plates, numbered one through 76, and volume two contains 104 plates, numbered 77 through 180.

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.

This set is gorgeously bound, with elaborate, decorative gilt pictorial design and tooling along the spines. The volumes show extremely well, with only mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. A previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper "Sandy Hubbard / Oct. 1904." The books measure approximately 6.75" x 10.25".
 
Lot 5003

$80
This vintage poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction.

Title: Save Our Planet Save Our Air
Artist: Georgia O'Keeffe
Printer: HKL LTD.
Year: 1971
Dimensions: 36" by 25"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Save Our Planet Save Our Air, Georgia O'Keeffe. Additional margin text includes: An Olivetti Project, copyright 1971 HKL LTD. Georgia O'Keeffe. This poster features a multitude of white clouds in a sea of deep blue, with a soft pink horizon in the distance. 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.

The soft colors of this poster shows beautifully, with only light indications of age/wear.
 
Lot 5004

$110
Title: Leda
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1929 Limited author-signed edition

Condition/Details: Bound in buckram cloth with a black spine label featuring gilt lettering, this antique volume is a limited edition volume signed by the noted author Aldous Huxley. The work features engravings by Eric Gill. This unnumbered copy was part of a limited edition printing of 361 copies. According to the colophon, this work was "set in Bodoni Monotype and printed in Utopian White Laid by the Marchbanks Press."

This volume comes from the private collection of the previous owner of a New York City book printing company, featured throughout this catalog. The collection features many volumes signed by the authors or illustrators, many of which were limited edition or special printings.

The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning and light moisture indications to the boards. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 44 pages.
 
Lot 5005

$80
Title: Winter Trees
Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Printing Year: 1971 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in bright blue cloth with white lettering along the spine and in the dust jacket, this vintage volume is a handsome copy of this collection of poetry from noted author Sylvia Plath, published posthumously. This is one of two compilations of poetry from Sylvia Plath published posthumously and compiled by Ted Hughes. The other work, Crossing the Water, can be found in this auction catalog in lot number 5303. The volume is in pristine condition, with the dust jacket and book showing only light age/wear indications. The unclipped dust jacket shows light age-toning to the rear cover, and is now in a protective, clear mylar cover. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. A previous owner's name is signed in ink on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 55 pages.
 
Lot 5006

$110
Title: An Inglorious Columbus; or, Evidence That Hwui Shan and a Party of Buddhist Monks From Afghanistan Discovered America in the Fifth Century, A.D.
Author: Edward P. Vining
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering and pictorial design, this antique volume is a scarce early exploration work. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece map and in-text illustrations throughout. This is an ex-library volume, with stamps on the title page and last page of text. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some light rubbing along the edges and the corners bumped. The text block is securely bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9.25" and contains 788 pages.
 
Lot 5007

$70
Title: Fear God and Take Your Own Part
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Publisher: George H. Doran Company
Printing Year: 1916

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume appears in the scarce tan paper dust jacket. The work, written by the prolific former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, features deckled page edges. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The jacket shows light wear, with some tearing and light creasing along the edges, and is now in a protective, clear mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.75" and contains 414 pages.
 
Lot 5008

$60
Title: The Water Babies
Author: Charles Kingsley
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
Printing Year: 1916

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and pasted-down pictorial illustration on the front board, this later edition of the classic children's tale of The Water Babies was illustrated by noted artist Jessie Willcox Smith. All called-for full page illustrations are present. Additionally, there are in-text illustrations throughout the volume. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some sunning to the spine and rubbing along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 270 pages.
 
Lot 5009

$175
Title: The Book of the Fair: An Historical and Descriptive Presentation of the World's Science, Art, and Industry, as Viewed Through the Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893
Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft
Publisher: The Bancroft Company, Publishers
Printing Year: 1893
Number of Volumes: Complete five-volume set

Notes: Bound in dark brown pebbled cloth-covered stiff wrappers with gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce complete five-volume set on the Columbian Exposition of 1893 by noted historian Hubert Howe Bancroft. The volumes feature title pages with red and black text, and are profusely illustrated with photographic plates and illustrations, including several full-page plates.

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.

The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with light wear and rubbing and occasional moisture indications. The works are overall solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Professional restoration tape is present along the internal hinges. Volumes four and five are lacking title pages, and the title page of volume three is detached. The books measure approximately 12" x 16".
 
Lot 5010

$130
Title: Six Months in America
Author: Godfrey T. Vigne, Esq.
Publisher: Whittaker, Treacher, & Co.
Printing Year: 1832 First edition
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set is a scarce work on an Englishman's travels in America during the mid-Nineteenth Century. The work is illustrated with frontispiece plates. These are ex-library volumes, with bookplates on the front endpapers and raised stamps on the title pages. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with rubbing to the cloth, primarily along the extremities. The paper spine labels are handwritten and show some loss. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 8".
 
Lot 5011

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on United States History:

- The Constitution of the State of Maine, and That of the United States by uncredited author - Dated 1825 by Todd and Smith (Portland)
- The Code of 1650 by uncredited author - Dated 1825 by Silas Andrus (Hartford) - Includes hand written, tipped-in letter by Tyron Edwards.
- A History of the United States of America by Frederick Butler - Dated 1827 by Deming & Francis (Wethersfield)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show advanced age/wear indications. These are ex-library volumes.
 
Lot 5012

$45
This poster is part of several collections we are selling during this auction.

Title: View Near Greve
Artist: Milton Glaser
Printer: uncredited
Year: undated
Dimensions: 34" by 24.5"

Condition/Details: This limited edition silk-screened print features the artist Milton Glaser's signature along the bottom edge. This poster is number 118 of 300 limited edition printings. This work is from Glaser's "Tuscan Series." This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully with very light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5013

$55
This lot includes the group of author-signed and/or first edition books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Lowell Thomas, Paul Harvey, Louis Diat, Mary Margaret McBride, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Clarence Pfaffenberger, A. R. Newby-Fraser and William B. Walsh. Also included is a stated first edition of Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa (not signed). 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 5014

$50
Title: The History of Rock County, Wisconsin
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Western Historical Company
Printing Year: 1879 First edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition work on Rock County, Wisconsin, along the Southern border of the State. The work is illustrated with many full-page portraits and sites from around the County, and a fold-out map. This is an ex-library volume, which was rebound in the Twentieth Century, and library stamps on the title page and last page of text. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The work is lacking the frontispiece. The book measures approximately 7.25" x 9.5" and contains 897 pages.
 
Lot 5015

$40
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes decorative sheet music, a framed cross stitch embroidery, a bulletin from a Minstrel and Variety Show dated 1942, and advertisements among others. 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 condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some sheet music in this lot shows more advanced wear or chipping to edges, and may have loose or detached covers.
 
Lot 5016

$30
This lot includes the following group of antique and vintage postcard:

Theme: Travel
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: Approximately 100

Condition/Details: These postcards include travel souvenir postcards from around the United States and the World. Included are several from National Parks and the Western United States. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications, and include a mixture of blank cards and some with handwritten notes.
 
Lot 5017

$45
This lot includes the group of collectible items shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of antique items, including sleigh bells, ceramics, textiles, glassware, advertising items, beauty-related items, Buster Brown shoes in the original box and 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 5018

$25
Title: Metaphysica Generalis
Author: L. De Raeymaeker
Publisher: Nova et Vetera
Printing Year: 1931
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather spine backings, raised spine bands and gilt lettering, this two-volume Latin set provides a description of metaphysics. Volume one is titled "Doctrinae Expositio" and volume two is titled "Notae Historicae." The volumes show external age/wear, with the spine covers separating from the boards. The text blocks contain age-toned pages, with occasional marginalia in pencil. The half title page of volume one is detached, otherwise the volumes are securely bound. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9.5".
 
Lot 5019

$30
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Northeast states, primarily Vermont, shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes city Year Books, registers, and records of governor and council, among other topics. These volumes may contain a historical society's bookplate on the endpapers, as well as other library markings. The volumes may have been rebound or show signs of restoration work. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books show advanced wear.
 
Lot 5020

$45
This vintage poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction.

Title: Exposition Maillol
Artist: Maillot
Printer: Mourlot Imp.
Year: 1961
Dimensions: 18" by 24"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Daber 103 Bd Haussmann, Avril - Mai 1961. This poster features a charcoal portrait of two nude women with linked arms. 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.

This poster shows beautifully, with only light indications of age/wear.
 
Lot 5021

$55
This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of the United States shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes may contain a historical society's bookplate on the endpapers, as well as other library markings. The volumes may have been rebound or show signs of restoration work. 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 5022

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of estate titles:

- Old English Gold Plate by E. Alfred Jones - Dated 1907 by Bemrose & Sons Limited
- I Had A Hammer, The Hank Aaron Story by Henry Aaron - Dated 1991 by HarperCollins Publisher - Signed by Hank Aaron, with a stamped certificate of authenticity.
- Slammin' Sam by Sam Snead - Dated 1986 by Donald I. Fine, Inc. - Author-signed.
- Gold Coins of Khokand and Bukhara by Charles C. Torrey - Dated 1950 by The American Numismatic Society
- A Numismatic Manual by John Yonge Akerman- Dated 1840 by Taylor & Walton
- Theory of the Proletarian Revolution by uncredited author - Dated 1936 by International Publishers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These are ex-library volumes and may include typical indications.
 
Lot 5023

$110
This lot includes the group of large oblong photographic souvenir books of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include a portfolio of photographs with descriptions by J. W. Buel, a volume with an introduction by Prof. Halsey C. Ives, and a volume sold only by subscription of Photographs of the World's Fair.

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.

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 5024

$50
Title: A Statistical View of the District of Maine; More Especially with Reference to the Value and Importance of its Interior
Author: Moses Greenleaf, Esq.
Publisher: Cummings and Hilliard (Boston)
Printing Year: 1816

Condition/Details: Bound in the original light blue paper-covered boards with cream paper spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this work on the "District of Maine." This important work provides a geographical view of Maine, as well as a review of the population, resources, sales of land and postal routes, prior to the District becoming a State in 1820. This is an ex-library volume, with an antique bookplate on the front endpaper, a stamp on the title page, and some handwritten notations in pencil. The volume shows age/wear, with both boards detached, cream tape along the spine, light moisture indications and a handwritten title on the front board in ink. The text block is securely bound with age-toned pages, which are chipping along the deckled edges. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 9.5" and contains 154 pages.
 
Lot 5025

$150
Title: The Tickhill Psalter and Related Manuscripts: A School of Manuscript Illumination in England During the Early Fourteenth Century
Author: Donald Drew Egbert
Publisher: The New York Public Library and The Department of Art and Archaeology of Princeton University
Printing Year: 1940 Limited edition, Review copy

Condition/Details: Oversized volume bound in black cloth with gilt lettering and decorations, this vintage volume is a scarce work on the history of manuscripts in England. This volume is from a limited edition printing 400 copies printed "at the New York Public Library on All-Rag paper manufactured by the Hurlbut Paper Company of South Lee, Massachusetts. The monochrome collotype plates were made by the Meriden Gravure Company ... and the Colored Frontispiece by Arthur Jaffe, Inc." The work is illustrated with a color frontispiece with captioned tissue-paper guard sheet and many black and white plates in the rear of the volume, following the limitation colophon. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, with some moisture indications throughout. The book measures approximately 11.25" x 16.25" and contains 232 pages, followed by 112 full-pages of plates.
 
Lot 5026

$90
Title: Huntington's School Atlas: Drawn and Engraved expressly to Illustrate and Accompany The System of Modern Geography
Author: Nathaniel G. Huntington, A. M.
Publisher: R. White, and Hutchison & Dwier
Printing Year: 1836

Condition/Details: This antique school atlas contains two hand-colored maps of the World, with views of the Northern and Southern Eastern Coast of the United States. Two maps span two pages. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, and is completely unbound, with the original stiff paper wrappers present, and showing advanced wear and loss. The age-toned pages show some chipping and wear. The maps overall show well, and provide a fine historical view of the World. The book measures approximately 9.25" x 12".
 
Lot 5027

$10
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the state of New Hampshire shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the manual and proceedings of the New Hampshire Historical Society, as well as their building history, constitution, and by-laws. These volumes may contain a historical society's bookplate on the endpapers, as well as other library markings. The volumes may have been rebound or show signs of restoration work. Some volumes in this lot show advanced wear indicators such as chipping to wrappers or pages and loss of spine cover; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5028

$140
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 5029

$140
This auction lot includes the following group of mostly unused or lightly used vintage Chinese currency and banknotes:

- 4 Pieces of 10,000 Yuan by The Central Reserve Bank of China - Dated 1944
- 8 Pieces of 10,000 Yuan by The Central Reserve Bank of China - Dated 1944
- 12 Pieces of 5,000 Yuan by The Central Reserve Bank of China - Dated 1945

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.

The currency in this lot shows well, with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5030

$25
This vintage poster is part of several collections we are selling during this auction.

Title: untitled
Artist: Alexander Calder
Printer: uncredited
Year: 1966
Dimensions: 24" by 36"

Condition/Details: This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully on a glossy paper. This work shows only light age/wear indications, with some light creases.
 
Lot 5031

$275
This lot includes the group of decorative antique books on the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature pictorial front covers and spines, with gilt and silver lettering and designs. Included are guides to Chicago and the Fair, a history on Columbus, an artistic guide to the Fair and a pictorial history.

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.

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. Several volumes show some signs of advanced wear.
 
Lot 5032

$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 5033

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

- Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States: 1790 Rhode Island - Dated 1908 by Government Printing Office - notation
- New York Consitutional Convention Index - Dated 1915 by The Legislative Index Publishing Company
- The Works of Henry Clay edited by Calvin Colton - Dated 1863 by Barnes & Burr - volumes 3, 4, 5, and 6 only
- The Life & Speeches of the Hon. Henry Clay compiled by Daniel Mallory - Dated 1844 by Robert P. Bixby & Co. - two-volume set
- A Comprehensive Description of Virginia and the District of Columbia by Joseph Martin - Dated 1835 by J. W. Randolph

These are ex-library volumes, which may contain a historical society's bookplate on the endpapers, as well as other library markings. The volumes may have been rebound or show signs of restoration work. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These volumes show advanced wear.
 
Lot 5034

$15
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include titles from Louisa May Alcott, Martha Finley, G. A. Henty, Howard Pyle and E. Nesbit. 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 are ex-library volumes and may include typical indications.
 
Lot 5035

$25
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: David Passalacqua
Medium: Drawing
Year: 1981
Dimensions: Measures 11.5" by 14.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a hand-signed pen and ink drawing titled "Night" by renowned artist David Passalacqua. Passalacqua (1936-2004) lived, studied and started his career in California, and moved to New York more than thirty years before his passing, where he was very active as a professor at Parsons, Pratt and Syracuse University. He illustrated covers for the Saturday Evening Post, Sports Illustrated and published books. (biographical detail courtesy of Askart.com)

This piece portrays the hanging of people in Saigon by the Viet Nam Government in a public square. The work is mounted on a stiff paper board, and shows light external age/wear, with some handwritten notations likely from a publisher along the right edge.
 
Lot 5036

$200
Title: Memoirs of The Administration of the Colonial Government of Lower-Canada, by Sir James Henry Craig and Sir George Prevost
Author: Robert Christiie
Publisher: uncredited (Quebec)
Printing Year: 1818 First edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in green cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce early volume on the government of Lower Canada, containing the memoirs of Sir James Henry Craig, governor-general of the Canadas and lieutenant-governor of Lower Canada in the early 1800s, and his replacement Sir George Prevost. This volume contains the Memoirs of the Administration of the Government of Lower-Canada , by Sir Gordon Drummond, Sir John Coape Sherbrooke, the late Duke of Richmond, James Monk, Esquire, and Sir Peregrine Maitland, printed in 1820. This second piece has its own title page, and continues the pagination from the first work. This is an ex-library volume, which was rebound in the Twentieth Century, and has occasional stamps from the library. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.5" and contains 197 pages.
 
Lot 5037

$30
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s).

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.

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.
 
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