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Lot 5338

$20
This auction lot includes the following pair of antique theology titles:

- The Devout Christian's Best Exercise by Dr. Hornick - Dated c1792 by S. Bates and A. Bettesworth - Previous owner's signature present, dated 1792. Rebound in the Twentieth Century in brown cloth-covered boards. Lacking several pages, including those numbered 1 through 18 and 23 through 43.
- The Book of the Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments by uncredited author - Dated 1809 by Evert Duyckinck - Antique handwritten notations from previous owner on front endpaper.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5339

$55
This lot includes the group of approximately 35 pieces of antique artwork and ephemera 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 a variety of lithographs, chromo-lithographs, fashion plates, photographs and more. Included in this lot is a large panoramic hand-tinted photograph of a country landscape, as well as artwork featuring Lake Erie, a jester, landscapes, portraits, a fortune teller and more.  These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5340

$90
This vintage poster is from one of several collections we are selling during this auction.

Title: Dylan
Artist: Milton Glaser
Printer: uncredited
Year: 1966
Dimensions: 22" by 33"

Condition/Details: This classic, vintage poster features the face of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan with bright, vivid wavy hair. This poster was signed by the noted designer Milton Glaser, co-founder of Push Pin Studios, this poster being one of his most well-known pieces. The poster was reportedly signed at a presentation given by the designer. The poster shows well, with some creases where it was folded an included in Dylan's "Greatest Hits" LP. The poster has small holes at the corners.

Glaser...was just beginning his extraordinary career as an artist and graphic designer when he undertook the Dylan project. John Berg, then art director at Columbia Records, asked Glaser to create a poster to be folded and packaged into Dylan’s “Greatest Hits” LP. Glaser, today one of this country’s most prolific poster artists, with more than 400 to his credit, was new to the form. “This was probably my third or fourth poster,” he recalls. It would become one of the most widely circulated of all time; six million or more were distributed with the enormously popular album.

Depicting Dylan with kaleidoscopic hair, the Glaser poster has been described as “psychedelic” and is often associated with rock posters produced in San Francisco at the same time. But Glaser, who had studied in Italy on a Fulbright scholarship in the early 1950s, is a formalist with a broad awareness of artists and art movements, and he took his inspiration for the Dylan profile from a 1957 self-portrait by Marcel Duchamp. Though Glaser used a similar composition, the transformation of Dylan’s curly mane into a tangled rainbow was his own invention.

Glaser says he also tapped into an earlier art movement. “I was interested in Art Nouveau at the time,” he recalls. “That was an influence for the colors and shapes in the picture.” The contrast of vivid colors with the dark silhouetted profile reflects Glaser’s response to the Modernist “Less is more” dictum: “Just enough is more.” For the single word, “Dylan,” Glaser invented a typeface, one that he would use again on a poster for a Mahalia Jackson concert at Lincoln Center. (Information courtesy of: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Sign-of-the-Times-Bob-Dylan.html#ixzz1YOvBkSoz)
 
Lot 5341

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of antique books on Princeton University histories 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 5342

$15
This lot includes the group of decorative classic literary works in slipcases shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes come from several publishers, including the Heritage Press, Nonesuch Press and the Peter Pauper Press. These decorative volumes feature gilt and colorful lettering on the spines, and various colored slipcases. 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. Some of the slipcases and volumes show rubbing and sunning.
 
Lot 5343

$120
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): Black Americana. Some titles include Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose, Nobody's Business, and Carry Me Back To Old Virginny. There are approximately 35 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; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edgewear.
 
Lot 5344

$50
Title: History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson Counties, Illinois
Author: uncredited
Publisher: The Goodspeed Publishing Co.
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in half-leather over brown cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce first edition history of five counties in the South-Eastern portion of Illinois. The work is illustrated with several full-page portraits. This is an ex-library volume, with some Twentieth Century restoration work performed, a bookplate on the front endpaper, and a raised stamp on the title page and last page of text. The volume shows external age/wear, with the leather rubbing and showing loss on the spine and corners. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 961 pages.
 
Lot 5345

$90
This lot includes the group of antique, original souvenir booklets from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include guide books, an architect's sketch of the fair, and various other decorative souvenir booklets. Also included is an envelope containing photo-litho views from the Exposition.

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 5346

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of collectibles and 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 5347

$450
Title: The Works of Henrik Ibsen
Author: Henrik Isben
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1911-1912
Number of Volumes: Complete 16-volume set

Notes: Handsomely bound in three-quarter blue leather over light blue cloth and featuring gilt decorations and lettering on the spines, this antique set is an extremely scarce complete set of the "Viking Edition" of the writings of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Isben. This limited edition set is number 13 of 256 printed on Ruisdael hand-made paper and with the publisher's signature on the limitation page. According to research, this complete sixteen-volume set has rarely been auctioned in the past twenty years. The set features engraved frontispiece portraits of the author and red and black type on the title pages. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with shelf wear and occasional light moisture indications. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.75" x 8.5".
 
Lot 5348

$110
his lot includes the group of approximately 75 posters shown in the corresponding image(s). The corresponding images show a sampling of the posters in this lot. 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. 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 5349

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

- The Universal Penman Engraved by George Bickham- Dated 1941 by Paul A. Struck - Limited edition, facsimile reprint of the original 1743 work engraved by George Bickham. Hand-numbered 431 of 1,000 copies. Introduction by Phililp Hofer. Moisture indication along the bottom edge of boards and pages, not affecting the pages.
- A Treasury of American Prints Edited by Thomas Craven - Dated 1939 by Simon and Schuster - Spiral bound first edition. Lacks frontispiece. Contains many fine prints.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5350

$15
This lot includes the group of six antique postcards in an oblong wooden frame shown in the corresponding image. These postcards show a courting and marriage series, from a couple first meeting to their wedding and birth of their first child. The five senses are also portrayed in the postcards, with the sense of sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch, as well as common sense labeling each card along the bottom edge. These postcards are under matting, and in a wooden frame. The frame shows wear and the cards and matting show age-toning and sunning.
 
Lot 5351

$50
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the state of Virginia shown in the corresponding image(s). Some areas represented in this lot include Mecklenburg, Westmoreland, Alexandria, Montgomery, and Fincastle. 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. Some volumes show more advanced age/wear indications including chipping and loss to pages or spine covers; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5352

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

- Through the Lich-Gate, A Biography of the Little Church Around the Corner by Ishbel Ross - Dated 1931 by William Farquhar Payson
- Niagara in Summer and Winter by uncredited author - Dated c1900 by Nicklis & Mather (Niagara Falls, NY) - In wrappers.
- New York Revolutionary War Pensioners in the 1840 Census by Arthur C.M. Kelly - Dated 1995 by Kinship
- The College of the City of New York: A History, 1847-1947 by S. Willis Rudy - Dated 1949 by The City College Press
- In the Catskills by John Burroughs - Dated 1911 by Houghton Mifflin Company

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 5353

$200
This auction lot includes the group of approximately 165 pieces of vintage Chinese currency and banknotes shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are five Yuan, two Yuan, one Yuan, twenty cent, and ten cent banknotes. The dates of these banknotes ranges from approximately 1936 to 1941. This currency is mostly unused or lightly used and has been carefully stored.

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 5354

$175
Title: A Descriptive Sketch of the Present State of Vermont, One of the United States of America
Author: J. A. Graham, L.L.D.
Publisher: Henry Fry, Cicero Press
Printing Year: 1797

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather over marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce first edition, first issue of this early work on Vermont. The work contains a two-line errata sheet after the last page of text, a frontispiece portrait, and seven head and tail engravings throughout the text, as called-for in bibliographic references (Sabin 28229, Howes G288 and Bradford 1960). This is an ex-library volume, with stamps on occasional pages throughout and a bookplate on the front endpaper. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with the boards detached, the spine cover lacking and clear tape remaining at the edges of the boards where they were taped to the spine. The front matter through the frontispiece is detached, remaining attached to the front board, and the first signature of pages, title page through page 2, is detached. The rear pages are detached, remaining attached to the rear board. The volume is lacking the half-title page. The pages show well, with light age-toning. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.5" and contains 186 pages.
 
Lot 5355

$10
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Canada shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include genealogy, reports concerning Canadian archives, church records, and publications by the Ontario Historical society. 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.  These volumes show advanced wear indications including chipping and/or loss to pages and wrappers.
 
Lot 5356

$80
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes atlases, children's books, a Binghamton, NY telephone directory, autographs, Sex magazine from 1926, miniature books, a ballet program, photographs 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. 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 5357

$15
This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include nine volumes of writings from Mark Twain from Harper's "Library Edition," and twelve volumes of writings from O'Henry, from the "Authorized Edition." 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 5358

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of British history titles:

- Historic Towns, Maps and Plans of Towns and Cities in the British Isles by M. D. Lobel - Dated 1969 by The Johns Hopkins Press - Two large volume set.
- An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire by uncredited author - Dated 1913 by Royal Commission on Historical Monuments
- A Roll of the Household Expenses of Richard de Swinfeld by Rev. John Webb - Dated 1968 by AMS Press
- Social England Illustrated, A Collection of XVII the Century Tracts by Andrew Lang - Dated c1910 by E. P. Dutton

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 5359

$60
This lot includes the group of 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 an assortment of varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are floral still lives, landscapes, and more. Styles included in this lot are water colors, paintings, cartoons and more. 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 5360

$30
This poster is part of several collections we are selling during this auction.

Title: Artist's Interpretation of Column - Unity Church
Artist: Frank Lloyd Wright
Printer: Heidelberg Speedmaster Press, Appleton Papers, Inc.
Year: 1980s
Dimensions: 18" by 36"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster portrays a strong column from Unity Church, Oak Park, Illinois. Text on the rear side shows this poster was printed on Tourist Royale Cover, Cream Suede paper by Heidelberg Speedmaster, from Appleton Papers, Inc. of Appleton, Wisconsin. Light moisture indications are present primarily on the bottom portion of the poster.
 
Lot 5361

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

- The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin compiled & edited by John Bigelow - Dated 1887 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - volumes four and five only, limited edition number 223 of 600
- A Pictorial School History of the United States by Jon J. Anderson - Dated 1864 by Clark & Maynard
- The United States Reader by John J. Anderson - Dated 1873 by Clark & Maynard - contains a hand-colored map
- Record of Marriage Returns, Detroit Michigan by Richard Turnbull, minister - Dated 1886-1887 - antique handwritten ledger of marriage records from 1886-1887

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 5362

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on hand-illumined books and manuscripts:

- The Benedictional of St. Ethelwold by Francis Wormald - Dated 1959 by Thomas Yoseloff - In dust jacket.
- The Great Lambeth Bible by C. R. Dodwell - Dated 1959 by Thomas Yoseloff - In dust jacket.
- The Linoisfarne Gospels by Janet Backhouse - Dated 1981 by Cornell University Press - In dust jacket.
- The Christmas Story in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts from the Spencer Collection by Karl Kup - Dated 1969 by The New York Public Library - With a signed card from the author.
- The Artists of the Winchester Bible by Walter Oakeshott - Dated 1945 by Faber and Faber
- The Master of Mary of Burgundy by Otto Pacht - Dated 1948 by Faber and Faber Limited

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5363

$15
This lot includes the group of books on New York City shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include the following titles: This New York of Mine, Broadway Racketeers, Manhattans Bronxes and Queens, White Light Nights, Rebels in the Streets: The Story of New York's Girl Gangs. 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 5364

$15
Title: The Pioneers of Massachusetts, A Descriptive List
Author: Charles Henry Pope
Publisher: Charles H. Pope (Boston)
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather over brown pebbled cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce work on the early settlers of Massachusetts. This fantastic genealogical work lists the pioneers by last name, with short biographical information on each family. This is an ex-library volume, with a bookplate on the front endpaper. The volume contains several pages in various colors, including blue and red. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with rubbing and light loss to the leather corners and spine, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Handwritten notations are found occasionally throughout the work, mostly in pencil. The book measures approximately 8" x 10.5" and contains 550 pages.
 
Lot 5365

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Massachusetts history:

- The History of Leominster by David Wilder - Dated 1853 by The Reveille Office (Fitchburg)
- Exercises in Celebrating the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Cambridge by uncredited author - Dated 1881 by Charles W. Sever (Cambridge) - Decorative gilt embossing.
- Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs by William Richard Cutter - Dated 1908 by Lewis Historical Publishing Company (New York) - Illustrated, volumes I and II.
- Historical Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Berkshire County, Massachusetts edited by Rollin Hillyer Cooke - Dated 1906 by The Lewis Publishing Company (New York) - Illustrated, volume II.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These are ex-library volumes.
 
Lot 5366

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of pottery, ceramics and porcelain titles:

- English Delft Pottery by Major R. G. Mundy - Dated 1928 by Herbert Jenkins Limited
- Japanese Pottery with Notes by James L. Bowes - Dated 1840 by Edward Howell (Liverpool) - Advanced wear.
- The Potters and Potteries of Bennington by John Spargo - Dated 1926 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Limited edition.
- The Collected Writings of Hermann August Seger by Dr. H. Hecht and E. Cramer - Dated 1902 by The Chemic Publishing Company - Two-volume set.
- Tulip Ware of the Pennsylvania-German Potters by Edwin Atlee Barber - Dated 1926 by The Museum Memorial Hall
- The Art of the Old English Potter by L. M. Solon - Dated 1886 by D. Appleton and Company

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 5367

$30
Title: Official Illustrations (Three Hundred and Thirty-Six Engravings) From the Art Gallery of the World's Columbian Exposition
Editor: Charles M. Kurtz
Publisher: George Barrie
Printing Year: 1893

Condition/Details: Bound in ivory cloth with bright gilt lettering and design, this antique volume is a scarce official work on the art of the Columbian Exposition of 1893. This volume is profusely illustrated with black and white plates portraying the artwork of the Fair. This is a scarce volume in the original, decorative ivory binding.

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 volume shows light external age/wear, with some sunning to the spine and light rubbing to the cloth, and is solidly bound with clean pages, featuring crimson page edges. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 383 pages.
 
Lot 5368

$80
Title: Eugene Field
Author: Poems of Childhood
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1904

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with pictorial paper label on the front board portraying a Maxfield Parrish illustration, this antique volume provides a collection of poetry for children by Eugene Field. This volume is wonderfully illustrated by the acclaimed artist Maxfield Parrish, with all illustrations listed in the table of contents present.

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 volume shows light external age/wear, showing light shelf wear and a small tear in the pictorial front cover. The text block contains clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9 1/2" and contains 199 pages.
 
Lot 5369

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Armenian hand-illumined manuscripts:

- Armenian Manuscripts in the Walters Gallery by Sirarpie Der Nersessian - Dated 1973 by Trustees of the Walters Art Gallery
- Armenian Manuscripts in the Freer Gallery of Art by Sirarpei Der Nersessian - Dated 1963 by Port City Press, Inc.
- Treasures in Heaven, Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts by Thomas F. Mathews and Roger S. Wieck - Dated 1994 by The Pierpont Morgan Library

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5370

$20
This poster is part of several collections we are selling during this auction.

Title: Chicago International Art Exposition
Artist: Antoni Tapies
Printer: Atelier Lelong (Paris)
Year: 1987
Dimensions: 27" by 41"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Navy Pier, May 7-12, 1987 . Additional margin text includes: D75 - 83636 MAEGHT - 28.1.87 M1 jdmk F1.363 - 1.4767 2.4769 CA. Published by The Lakeside Group in cooperation with the Galerie Maeght Lelong, 1987 Antoni Tapies. Printed by Atelier Lelong, Paris. Limited edition print by Galerie Maeght Lelong, Paris, France.

This bright, vivid poster shows handsomely, with only light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5371

$40
This lot includes the group of books on the history of South Carolina & Virginia shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are compilations of historical magazines and papers from historical societies. 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. Some of these volumes show more advanced age/wear indications such as chipping and/or detached pages; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5372

$90
This lot includes the group of decorative vintage and antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features an assortment of special edition volumes and other books. Included is a miniature volume of Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales in a slipcase. This lot 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. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5373

$70
Title: Celebrated Crimes
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: The Page Company
Printing Year: 1917
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in black cloth with crimson and gilt decorations and lettering, this antique set provides a selection of noted novelist Alexandre Dumas' crime stories. The work is illustrated with frontispiece illustrations and occasional full-page plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, featuring deckled edges. The books measure approximately 5.75" x 8.25".
 
Lot 5374

$30
Title: The Economy of Human Life. In Two Parts. Translated From An Indian Manuscript
Author: A Bramin
Publisher: Alexander Donaldson (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1784

Condition/Details: Bound in small full leather, this antique volume is a scarce early translation of an Indian spiritual work, with sections on consideration, modesty, prudence, temperance, hope and fear, joy and grief, desire and love, woman, "wife and ignorant", benevolence, justice, sincerity and religion, among many other topics. This is an ex-library volume, with stamps on the title page and last page of text. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with the boards detached and loss to the leather. The text block is securely bound with age-toned pages, showing some moisture indications. The book measures approximately 3" x 5" and contains 168 pages.
 
Lot 5375

$10
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Canada shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are The Ontario Register and The New Brunswick Magazine, in addition to publications about Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia, the town of Antigonish, and Negroe settlements. 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. These volumes show advanced wear including chipping and/or loss to pages, and loose and/or detached wrappers.
 
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