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Lot 5376

$25
This lot includes the group of magazines and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes issues of The Atlantic Monthly (including Civil War year publications), Harper's New Monthly Magazine from the 1880s and 1890s and Life magazines from the 1930s and 1940s. 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 5377

$15
This lot includes the group of estate books & ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes books on New York State history, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, a baby book, a volume on commercial book-keeping, and more, including several foreign language titles. 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 5378

$130
Title: Im Schmetterlingsreich
Author: Sibylle V. Olfers
Publisher: Verlag von J. F. Schreiber
Printing Year: c1920

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial oblong boards with a maroon cloth spine backing, this antique volume is a scarce German children's story of life among the butterflies. This handsome volume contains color illustrations on every other page, with the text printed in brown.

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 light shelf wear and sunning to the boards. The front board is separated from the text block along the internal hinge. The pages are age-toned, with a previous child owner's pencil signature on the title page. solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 11.75" x 8.75" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 5379

$35
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 Annapolis, Middlesex, and Halifax. 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 5380

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

Title: Target - Merce Cunningham and Dance Company
Artist: (after) Jasper Johns
Printer: uncredited
Year: 1978
Dimensions: 22.5" by 35"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Shea's Buffalo, Oct. 13 & 14, 1978 *:30 P.M. (with other text). Additional margin text includes: 1968 Jasper Johns.
This bright, vivid offset color lithograph poster shows handsomely, with fresh colors. The piece shows light age/wear, with pin holes at the corners.
 
Lot 5381

$20
This lot includes the group of antique Yale books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include class records and class history from the mid 1800'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. There is some chipping and loss to paper dust jacket on one volume.
 
Lot 5382

$200
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes feature several chromolithograph pictorial covers. Included in this lot are several small books in paper wrappers, a volume on Marching on Niagara, and a later printing of The Road to Oz, featuring multi-colored pages. 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 5383

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative antique literature 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 5384

$40
Title: History of Fulton County Illinois
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.
Printing Year: 1879

Condition/Details: Rebound in green cloth with gilt lettering along the spine, this antique volume is a first edition history of Fulton County, Illinois, in the North-Western section of the State. The work is illustrated with a full-page illustration of the first court-house, a two-page color map of the County and many illustrations throughout. This is an ex-library volume, which was rebound in the Twentieth Century in a library binding. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, with mild, occasional moisture indications. The book measures approximately 6.75" x 9" and contains 1,090 pages.
 
Lot 5385

$70
This lot includes the group of antique photographic memorabilia books from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition shown in the corresponding image(s). These oblong volumes provide a pictorial glimpse into the World's Fair. Several volumes are in the original paper wrappers, while others are in the original boards. Included is a souvenir booklet sponsored by "Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds," and two souvenir volumes with the original string bindings containing photographs from the official photographers C. D. Arnold and H. D. Higinbotham.

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 5386

$55
Title: Social Life of the Chinese: With Some Account of Their Religious, Governmental, Educational, and Business Customs and Opinions
Author: Rev. Justus Doolittle
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Printing Year: 1865
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in purple cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce sociological study of the Chinese culture, written by a missionary who lived in Fuhchau for fourteen years. The work is illustrated with frontispiece illustrations and many wood-engraved plates and illustrations throughout, including several full-page portrayals of the land and people. These are ex-library volumes, with handwritten numbers on the spines, bookplates on the front endpapers, and a raised stamp on the title page. The volumes show external age/wear, with sunning to the spines and rubbing to the cloth bindings. The volumes are securely bound, with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7.5".
 
Lot 5387

$25
This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of Massachusetts 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 5388

$15
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 5389

$25
Title: The Works of Mr. George Lillo; With Some Account of His Life
Author: George Lillo
Publisher: T. Davies
Printing Year: 1775
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather with five raised spine bands and gilt decorations, this antique set is a scarce collection of the dramas of the British playwright and tragedian George Lillo. The volumes show advanced external age/wear, with the boards detached and showing rubbing and age-toning. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 4" x 6.5".
 
Lot 5390

$175
Title: Oeuvres de Champlain, Publiees Sous le Patronage
Author: L'Abbe C.-H. Laverdiere, M. A.
Publisher: Imprime au Seminaire par Geo.-E. Desbarats
Printing Year: 1870
Number of Volumes: Complete six-volume set (bound in four books)

Notes: Bound in half-leather over marble with raised spine bands and gilt lettering and decorations on the spines, this antique set is a French compilation of the works of Champlain. The work is profusely illustrated with full-page plates, including some hand-colored, and many fold-out plates. These are ex-library volumes, with stamps on the title pages and occasionally throughout the volumes. The volumes show advanced external age/wear, with detached boards, loss to the spines, and rubbing to the extremities. The text blocks are securely bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8.5" x 10.75".
 
Lot 5391

$80
This lot features the following pair of artwork:

Artist: Barbara Tyrrell
Medium: Paintings
Year: undated
Dimensions: Measures 10.25" by 15"

Details/Condition: These original pieces feature hand-signed, handpainted pieces by Barbara Tyrrell. The pieces feature native African peoples, including the titles "Xhosa-Mother, Peddie, Ciskei" and "Swazi-Youth, Singeing, Swaziland." Barbara Tyrrell is known internationally for her detailed costume studies of the traditional dress of the indigenous peoples of southern Africa. Barbara Eleanor Harcourt Tyrrell was born on March 15th 1912 in Durban. Her father, who died while she was a small child, had occupied the post of assistant magistrate and later interpreter in the Department of Native Affairs and had been stationed in various Natal towns, his final posting being to Eshowe, Zululand. Tyrrell's grandfather was Frederick Fynney, interpreter and companion to the Zulu king Cetshwayo during the latter's visit to Queen Victoria in 1882.

Tyrrell trained as an artist at the former University of Natal during the 1930's, when the fine arts department was still linked with that of the former Technical College. When she realized that tradition was fast disappearing under the influences of modernization and westernization, she decided to create a visual record of the symbolically rich traditional costumes and adornments worn by the peoples of southern Africa. She acquired a 1934 Chevrolet van (previously used to hawk vegetables in Port Elizabeth), which she named 'Nixie', and set out on her first field trip to the amaNgwane of the Drakensberg. From the 1940s to the 1960s she visited the people of nearly all the traditional cultures of southern Africa, recording their dress and customs. (biographical detail courtesy of campbell.ukzn.ac.za)

These pieces show vibrant, bright colors. The items show well, with only light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5392

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

- Early Christian Epitaphs From Athens by John S. Creaghan and A. E. Raubitschek - Dated 1947 by Theological Studies
- Theologiae Moralis by Arthurus Vermeersch - Dated 1922 by Charles Beyaert - Three-volume set.
- The New Procedure in Criminal and Disciplinary Causes of Ecclesiastics in the United States by Rev. S. B. Smith - Dated 1887 by Fr. Pustet & Co.
- An History of the Christian Church, From the Earliest Periods to the Present Time by G. Gregory - Dated 1795 by C. and G. Kersley - Volume one only.

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 5393

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage author-signed titles:

- First Poems by H. Phelps Clawson - no date provided by uncredited private publisher - Gilt embossing.
- Poems by H. Phelps Clawson - Dated 1934 by Ernest Benn Limited (London) - Gilt embossing.
- Labrador Days: Tales of the Sea Toilers by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell - Dated 1919 by Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston)
- Twin Pines by Harvey Smith - Dated 1947 by Charles Scribner's Sons (New York)
- Transition by Will Durant - Dated 1927 by Simon & Schuster - Gilt embossing.

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.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5394

$375
Title: The History of New-England, Containing an Impartial Account of the Civil and Ecclesiastical Affairs of the Country to the Year of our Lord, 1700. To Which is Added, The Present State of New-England. With a New and Accurate Map of the Country. And An Appendix
Author: Daniel Neal, A. M.
Publisher: A. Ward in little-Britain; T. Longman and T. Shewell, in Paternoster-row, et. al
Printing Year: 1747
Number of Volumes: Complete x volume set

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather over marbled-covered boards, this antique set is a scarce, early work on New England, containing a detailed account of the area and the people. The work contains a handsome fold-out map of the area, from observations in 1720. The work is also decorated with intricately detailed engraved headpieces and initials. The volumes show advanced external age/wear, with cream tape along the spine, wear to the leather corners and the boards detached. The volumes are lacking any front and rear matter prior to the title pages and following the last pages of text. The pages are on laid-paper, showing some age-toning. The books measure approximately 5" x 8".
 
Lot 5395

$15
This lot includes the group of decorative antique philosophy and theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 5396

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on hand-illumined books and manuscripts:

- Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance by uncredited author - Dated 1949 by Trustees of the Walters Gallery of Art
- Mittelalterliche Buchmalerei by Ernst Frisch - Dated 1949 by Mirabell Verlag
- The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry by Jean Longnon - Dated 1969 by George Braziller - In slipcase, very tightly bound decorative volume.
- Jean Pucelle by Kathleen Morand - Dated 1962 by Clarendon Press - Author-signed, in dust jacket.
- Proverbes en Rimes by Grace Frank and Dorothy Miner - Dated 1937 by The Johns Hopkins Press - Copy from the collection of Dorothy Miner, signed by Grace Frank.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5397

$15
Title: The Granite Monthly New Hampshire Magazine
Author: various
Publisher: John N. McClintock
Printing Year: 1888-1893
Number of Volumes: 15-volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set is a compilation of the New Hampshire monthly magazine devoted to literature, history, and state progress. These ex-library volumes may be rebound or show signs of restoration work. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Some pages may show chipping and wear. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 10".
 
Lot 5398

$175
Title: The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus, the Jewish Historian: Containing Twenty Books of the Jewish Antiquities, Seven Books of the Jewish War, Two Books in Answer to Apion, the Martyrdom of the Maccabees, and the Life of Josephus
Explanatory Notes and Observations by: William Whiston and the Rev. Samuel Burder
Publisher: S. Walker
Printing Year: 1825
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in decorative two-tone leather with gilt rules and gilt tooling on the spines, this antique set is a scarce collection of classic Jewish history by Flavius Josephus. The work is well illustrated with gorgeous engravings depicting scenes from Josephus' work. Josephus (37 – c.100 AD/CE), also Yosef Ben Matityahu (Joseph son of Matthias) and Titus Flavius Josephus was a first-century Romano-Jewish historian and hagiographer of priestly and royal ancestry who recorded first century Jewish history, such as the First Jewish–Roman War which resulted in the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. He has been credited by many as recording some of the earliest history of Jesus Christ outside of the gospels.

Josephus was a law-observant Jew who believed in the compatibility of Judaism and Graeco-Roman thought, commonly referred to as Hellenistic Judaism. His most important works were The Jewish War (c. 75 AD/CE) and Antiquities of the Jews (c. 94 AD/CE). The Jewish War recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation (66–70). Antiquities of the Jews recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for a Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into first century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show some external age/wear, with the boards separating from the bindings and spines and rubbing to the leather boards. A small bookplate is present for the previous owner, Albert Barringer, with the initials A.P.B. in gilt on the front boards. Several pages are beginning to separate from the bindings, which are otherwise secure. The pages are lightly age-toned, featuring marbled edges and marbled endpapers. The books measure approximately 8.75" x 10.75".
 
Lot 5399

$60
This lot includes the group of new old stock cigar labels shown in the corresponding image, circa 1880. Many feature vivid chromolithograph illustrations of scenes such as card games or horses, and others have handsome gilt embossing. Some examples of the brands represented in this lot are Habana, Bully Smoke, Flor Extra Fina, Honest Friend, and Huntoon & Gorham. 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 mild age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5400

$25
These vintage posters are part of a large collection we are selling during this auction.

Title: Ruckus Taxi
Artist: Red Grooms
Printer: Sharks Lithography Ltd.
Year: 1982
Dimensions: 24" by 36"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Ruckus Taxi, Red Grooms. Additional margin text includes: Published by Red Grooms and Shark's Lithography Ltd, 2020-B 10th Street, Boulder, CO 80302, (303) 443-4601, copyright 1982 Red Grooms. This lot is for two identical posters which are a color lithograph of pieces of a taxi cab. There are instructions on the margin of how to cut out the pieces and assemble to create a 3D paper figure. 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.

These bright, vivid posters show beautifully, with only light indications of age/wear.
 
Lot 5401

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

- History of the Republican Party by uncredited author - no date provided by Judge Publishing Company (New York) - Three quarter leather binding. Three copies of this book in this lot.
- The Republican Party by Francis Curtis - Dated 1904 by G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York) - Volume II, good condition with gilt embossing. Two copies of this book in this lot.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show advanced age/wear indications. These are ex-library volumes.
 
Lot 5402

$30
Title: Memoirs of the Long Island Historical Society - Volume IV - George Washington and Mount Vernon
Author: various authors
Publisher: The Long Island Historical Society
Printing Year: 1889
Number of Copies: 55

Condition/Details: Handsomely bound in green pebbled cloth with bright gilt lettering and design on the spine, this lot includes X copies of this antique volume provides a historical biography of George Washington. The work begins with a historical and genealogical introduction, and continues with copies of many letters written by George Washington to noted people in early American history. The volumes in this lot are in nearly new condition, having been carefully stored over the past century, and show only light external age/wear. The works are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9.75" and contain 352 pages each.
 
Lot 5403

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

- The Lucky Bag of Nineteen Twenty Five by uncredited author - Dated 1925 by W.N. Landers & E. J. Triebe - notation
- Studies Military and Diplomatic 1775-1865 by Charles Francis Adams - Dated 1911 by The Macmillan Company - shows some restorative work
- The University Memorial by Rev. John Lipscomb Johnson B. A. - Dated 1871 by Turnbull Brothers - shows advanced wear
- Heath's Memoirs of the American War introduction and notes by Rufus Rockwell Wilson - Dated 1904 by A. Wessels Company - notation
- Roll of the Graduates and Undergraduates of Amherst College Who Served in the Army or Navy...During the War of the Rebellion by uncredited author - Dated 1871 by Henry M. McCloud - some loose pages, chipping and wear to pages and wrappers

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. Unless noted, these books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5404

$25
This lot includes the group of books from the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes volumes three, five, and eight through eleven. 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 5405

$55
This lot includes the group of books, artwork and ephemera illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith shown in the corresponding image. This material includes illustrated volumes of The Children of Dickens, Baby's Red Letter Days, Boys and Girls of Bookland, and The Jessie Willcox Smith Poster Book, as well as framed prints of her illustrations. 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 5406

$175
Title: History of Chicago, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time
Author: A. T. Andreas
Publisher: A. T. Andreas
Printing Year: 1884
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in half-leather over brown pebbled cloth, this antique set is a scarce late Nineteenth Century work on the City of Chicago. This work is profusely illustrated with full-page illustrations, including frontispiece and maps, as well as one fold-out plate. These are ex-library volumes, with raised stamps on the title pages and occasionally throughout the volumes. The volumes show advanced external age/wear, with the boards detached and the spine covers detached or lacking. Some front and rear pages are detached with the boards. Otherwise, the text blocks are securely bound with clean, age-toned pages, featuring marbled edges. The books measure approximately 9" x 12".
 
Lot 5407

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage 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.

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.

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 5408

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of New York State history titles:

- Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York; Procured in Holland, England and France by John Romeyn Brodhead - Dated 1969 by AMS Press, Inc. - Modern reprint. Two copies of volume eight and one copy of volume five.
- Our County and Its People, A Descriptive Work On Erie County New York Edited by Truman C. White - Dated 1898 by The Boston History Company
- The Story of Yeshiva University, The First Jewish University in America by Gilbert Klaperman - Dated 1969 by The Macmillan Company - Author-signed.
- History of the Town of Flushing, Long Island, New York by Henry D. Waller - Dated 1975 by Harbor Hill Books
- A Study of the Population of Manhattanville by Howard Brown Woolston - Dated 1968 by AMS Press

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 5409

$110
This lot includes the group of children's and adult history books published in conjunction with the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include several decorative books with chromolithograph pictorial designs on the covers. Included are histories of Christopher Columbus.

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 5410

$30
This lot includes the group of posters shown in the corresponding image(s). Some posters in this lot bear an inscription to Charles Penney from the artist. The corres-ponding 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.

These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. 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.
 
Lot 5411

$70
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 Yohogania, Winshester, Fredericksburg, York, and Mattaponi. 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 5412

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on European hand-illumined manuscripts:

- A Century of Dutch Manuscript Illumination by L. M. J. Delaisse - Dated 1968 by University of California Press - In dust jacket.
- Illuminated Manuscripts from the Library of Matthias Corvinus by Ilona Berkovits - Dated 1963 by Corvina Press (Budapest) - In dust jacket and slipcase.
- The Hungarian Illuminated Chronicle Edited by Dezso Dercesenyi - Dated 1969 by Taplinger Publishing Co. - Review copy, in dust jacket and slipcase.
- Dance in a Garden by uncredited author - undated by British Museum Order of the Trustees - No. 19 of the Museum's reproductions in color.
- Garden Scene by uncredited author - undated by British Museum Order of the Trustees - No. 20 of the Museum's reproductions in color.
- The Tower of London by uncredited author - undated by British Museum Order of the Trustees - No. 21 of the Museum's reproductions in color.

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