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Lot 5038

$130
This auction lot includes the following pair of antique German titles featuring woodblock illustrations:

- Landschaften und Stimmungen by Frans Masereel - Dated 1929 by Kurt Wolff
- Mein Stunden Buch by Frans Masereel - Dated 1928by Kurt Wolff

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5039

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books on Yale University 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 5040

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

Title: Dubuffet
Artist: Dubuffet
Printer: uncredited
Year: 1962
Dimensions: 15" by 19.5"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Dubuffet, The Museum of Modern Art, February 21 to April 8, 1962. This poster features a bold design hues of blue, yellow, black and white.

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 bright, vivid poster shows beautifully, with only light indications of age/wear.
 
Lot 5041

$90
Title: The New England Historical & Genealogical Register & Antiquarian Journal
Author: various
Publisher: New England Historic Genealogical Society
Printing Year: 1873-1980
Number of Volumes: 58-volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set is a register and journal published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. These volumes have been 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. These volumes are ex-library volumes. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.5".
 
Lot 5042

$55
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 Random House. 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 5043

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Canadian History:

- Sketches of Upper Canada by John Howison - Dated 1825 by Oliver & Boyd (Edinburgh) - Excellent condition.
- Foot-Prints by J.W. Lawrence - Dated 1883 by Saint John, N.B. - Decorative gilt embossing.
- Historical and Genealogical Record of the First Settlers of Colchester County by Thomas Miller - Dated 1873 by A.&W. Mackinlay (Halifax) - Excellent condition.
- The History of Stanstead County edited by B.F. Hubbard - Dated 1874 by Lovell Printing & Publishing Company (Montreal)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show advanced age/wear indications. These are ex-library volumes.
 
Lot 5044

$55
Title: The History of Columbia County, Wisconsin
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Western Historical Society
Printing Year: 1880

Condition/Details: Rebound in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition work on Columbia County, in the South-Central portion of Wisconsin. The work contains many full-page portraits and illustrations, including a frontispiece and two-page map. This is an ex-library volume, which was rebound in the Twentieth Century in a library binding, and has raised 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, featuring marbled page edges. The book measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 1,095 pages.
 
Lot 5045

$60
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Canada shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include early settlement of Glengarry, gravestones of Acadie, and registers of St. Thomas, Middle Island, and St. Kitts. 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 in this lot show more advanced age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5046

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of modern reprints of African American history titles:

- The New Negro, His Political, Civil and Mental Status and Related Essays by William Pickens - Dated 1969 by AMS Press
- Social and Mental Traits of the Negro by Howard W. Odum - Dated 1968by AMS Press
- The Experience of Thomas H. Jones, Who Was A Slave For Forty-Three Years by uncredited author - Dated 1975 by AMS Press
- The Colored Gentleman, A Product of Modern Civilization by D. I. Imbert - Dated 1975 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 5047

$35
This lot includes the group of decorative, antique literature 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 5048

$130
This lot includes the group of currency, stamps and tobacco cards shown in the corresponding image. This material includes United States currency bills ranging in value from $1 to $20 from the 1910s-1930s, coins from the World War II-era, an assortment of commemorative stamps, and two framed collections of antique floral tobacco cards. 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 5049

$50
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 five varied media art pieces, including collages, lithograph prints, posters and giclee posters. These pieces are signed by the artists, including signatures from PG Gravele (two pieces titled "Flub" and "Florida"), John Boyd (two collages), and one piece from Debra Schaeffer. 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 5050

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage posters:

- The Prepared Professional by uncredited artist - Dated 1982 by Sanders Printing - Dimensions 21" by 38" - for the International Design Conference in Aspen June 13-18, 1982, has been folded into eighths, shows pinholes at corners
- Round Table by uncredited artist - Dimensions 17" by 22" - has an array of die cut circles to form the pattern of quotation marks, folds into quarters, shows pinholes at corners
- A Rouge Gallery of the Printing Industry by Arnold Saks - Dimensions 17" by 22" - folds into quarters
- Truth Is Illusion by uncredited artist - Dated 1985 by Sterling-Roman Press - Dimensions 18" by 25" - for the 35th International Design Conference in Aspen, June 16-21, 1985, this poster folds into sixths, some wear along creases including some tearing at top of center crease, shows some moisture indications.
- Japan In Aspen by Lou Dorfsman - Dated 1979 - Dimensions 22.75" by 39" - this poster shows some creasing and wear including pin holes at corners
- Hirschfeld by Hirschfeld - Dated 1958 - Dimensions 18" by 24" - shows some age/wear, including chipping and loss to edges

These posters show well, with some light age/wear indications as noted.
 
Lot 5051

$70
Title: Various Works of Zane Grey
Author: Zane Grey
Publisher: Walter J. Black, Inc.
Printing Year: 1952
Number of Volumes: Thirteen-volume set

Notes: Handsomely bound in crimson cloth with a cream spine backing and red and blue spine labels, this antique set provides a collection of the works of Western writer Zane Grey. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 7.5".
 
Lot 5052

$55
Title: Wymps
Author: Evelyn Sharp
Publisher: John Lane
Printing Year: c1897

Condition/Details: Bound in crimson cloth with a pictorial, colorful design of children on the front board, this antique volume is a scarce antique children's story. This volume features seven of the called-for illustrations by Mrs. Percy Dearmer. The volume shows external age/wear, with wear and tearing to the cloth along the edges. The rear board and rear endpapers show moisture indications. The front pages, including title page, are lacking through the table of contents. The text block shows wear, and is beginning to separate from the binding. The age-toned pages are clean, and the illustrations are bright. The book measures approximately 6" x 8" and contains 190 pages.
 
Lot 5053

$60
This lot includes the group of decorative antique books on religion at the Columbian Exposition of 1893 shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include Progress of the Catholic Church in America, The World's Congress of Religions at the World's Columbian Exposition, The Columbian Jubilee, or Four Centuries of Catholicity in America and volume one of The World's Parliament of Religions.

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 5054

$50
This poster is part of several collections we are selling during this auction.

Title: View From Radda
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 114 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 5055

$70
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the state of Virginia shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Lynchburg, Virginia Revolutionary Soldiers, Campbell county, Prince Edward County, and Meade's old churches. 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; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5056

$35
Title: Newfoundland, The Oldest British Colony, Its History, Its Present Condition, and Its Prospects in the Future
Author: Joseph Hatton and The Rev. M. Harvey
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Bound in light olive green cloth with bright gilt pictorial design of a moose's head on the front board, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated history of Newfoundland. The work is illustrated with many plates, including several full-page. This is an ex-library volume, with stamps on the title page and occasionally throughout the text, and a bookplate on the front endpaper. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 9" and contains 489 pages, followed by a catalog of the publisher's advertisements.
 
Lot 5057

$80
This lot includes the group of original 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 approximately 25 varied media original art pieces, including wood block engravings, photography, watercolor paintings, drawings, and more. Included are several signed pieces, from artists including Shell Sheddy, Fern Yambert and others. 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 5058

$45
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

Artist: Charles Pratt
Medium: Bronze Statues
Year: 1970's
Dimensions: Statues measure 1 1/2" tall

Details/Condition: This lot features two original bronze statues from noted Native American artist Charles Pratt. These Western American themed, hand-shaped statues portray two men on horseback, one from the Pony Express and the other after the noted work "End of the Trail." These small statues, measuring only 1 1/2" tall, are from early in the career of noted sculptor Charles Pratt. The statues are affixed to rocks, measuring 6"-7" in width. On the front of each rock is a plaque with Pratt's etched signature.

Charlie Pratt has always been surrounded by art and artists. As a child, he would watch his grandfather, a jack of all trades, make everything from jewelry to houses. Charlie and his brother Harvey, a well known painter, started dancing on the powwow circuit while in elementary school. He met artists like Woody Crumbo, Woody Big Bow and Dick West and admired their work. But, it was when Charlie was in high school and saw some bronze statues that he knew working in bronze was what he wanted to do with his life.

Charlie Pratt is a self-taught artist and has dedicated himself to sculpting with intensity and innovation. He is always pondering new ideas, experimenting with new forms, and trying out new materials. Known for his work in bronze and stone, today he is also working with fiberglass, resins and acrylics. His work ranges from small silver sculptures that can sit on a table or be worn as a pendant, to stone or bronze buffaloes, to six foot tall, brightly colored fiberglass feathers. (biographical detail courtesy of indiancraftshop.com)

The small statues show well, with some age-toning and light wear.
 
Lot 5059

$20
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the United States shown in the corresponding image(s). Some sub-topics include Colonial Elections and American life. 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 volumes show advanced wear.
 
Lot 5060

$70
This vintage poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction.

Title: Save Our Planet Save Our Water
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein
Printer: HKL LTD.
Year: 1971
Dimensions: 32" by 23"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Save Our Planet Save Our Water, Roy Lichtenstein Additional margin text includes: An Olivetti Project, copyright 1971 HKL LTD. This poster features tropical fish and coral in a bright blue sea, along with a cloud of Lichtenstein's trademark Ben-Day dots.

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 bright, vivid poster shows beautifully, with only light indications of age/wear.
 
Lot 5061

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of mostly unused or lightly used vintage Chinese currency and banknotes:

- 4 Pieces of 1,000 Yuan by The Central Reserve Bank of China - Dated 1944
- 1 Piece of 500 Yuan by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1944
- 3 Pieces of 500 Yuan by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1944
- 4 Pieces of 500 Yuan by The Central Reserve Bank of China - Dated 1943
- 1 Piece of Chinese 1000 Dollar Note by The New Fu-Tien Bank - Dated 1929

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 5062

$35
Title: Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois
Editors: Newton Bateman and Paul Selby
Publisher: Munsell Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1916
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather over green cloth, this antique set is a scarce work on the history of Illinois, with a history of McLean County. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Abraham Lincoln in volume one, and full-page illustrations and maps throughout. The volumes show advanced external age/wear, with the boards separating from the spine and wear to the leather spines and corners. The text blocks are securely bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring brightly gilded edges. The books measure approximately 8" x 11".
 
Lot 5063

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of antique philosophy and history 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 5064

$20
Title: More People
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publisher: D. Appleton-Century Company
Printing Year: 1939 Author-signed first edition

Condition/Details: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce first edition by hand-inscribed and signed by noted author Edgar Lee Masters. Masters signed the volume on the front free endpaper "To Emily... / A most beautiful and charming lady / Edgar Lee Masters / Xmas 1942." This is a first edition, with "(I)" on the last page of text.

This volume comes from the private collection of the previous owner of a New York City publishing 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 very well, having been well cared for, with only light signs of external age/wear and sunning to the spine. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9" and contains 192 pages.
 
Lot 5065

$60
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Virginia shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include county records of Bath, Williamsburg, and Westmoreland. 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 5066

$25
Title: History of Whiteside County, Illinois
Editor: Charles Bent
Publisher: uncredited (Morrison, Illinois)
Printing Year: 1877

Condition/Details: Bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, this antique volume provides a late-Nineteenth Century description of Whiteside County, Illinois. The work is illustrated with a color frontispiece map of the County. This is an ex-library volume, with a bookplate on the front endpaper. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing to the cloth along the spine and board edges. The volume is securely bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 536 pages.
 
Lot 5067

$70
This lot includes the pair of original, folk art antique oil paintings 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 two original paintings featuring young girls with dogs. The first is an oil on board of a young girl, sitting on a bench next to her Terrier dog. The piece is in a frame measuring 20.5" x 27.5". The second piece is an oil on canvas of a young girl standing next to her large Saint Bernard, with "I'm as big as you" written at the bottom. The piece is in a frame measuring 17.5" x 32". 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 5068

$80
This shelf lot includes the group of theatrical books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large collection of antique and vintage early and first editions that we are offering during this auction. As is the case with the books in this lot, the bulk of the collection features books in their original dust jackets with clear mylar covers. The books in this lot are generally in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5069

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of antique books on universities' 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 5070

$50
This lot includes the group of approximately 40 posters shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of the posters are from exhibitions at various galleries or museums. Some posters in this lot bear an inscription to Charles Penney from the artist. The corresponding images show a sampling of the posters in this lot. 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 5071

$15
Title: The Historical Collections of the Topsfield Historical Society
Author: various
Publisher: Topsfield Historical Society
Printing Year: 1902-1933
Number of Volumes: 26-volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set is a collection of the Topsfield Historical society. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. This set is ex-library, and some pages may show chipping and wear. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9".
 
Lot 5072

$30
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include three titles from the Billy Whiskers series by Frances Trego Montgomery, featuring bright pictorial covers, a volume on Native Americans and Wide-Awake, featuring a chromolithograph cover. 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 5073

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique children's titles:

- Folk Tales from the Far East by Charles H. Meeker - Dated 1927 by The John C. Winston Company (Chicago) - Illustrated by Frederick Richardson.
- Heads and Tails by uncredited author - no date provided by Hodder & Stoughton
- Was Drei Kleine Baren im Walde Erlebten by Margarete Thiele - Dated 1923 by Hans Friedrich Ubshagen (Dresden) - Illustrated by Franziska Schenkel, German text.
- Moorland Mousie by Golden Gorse - Dated 1930 by Charles Scribner's Sons (New York) - Illustrated by Lionel Edwards.

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 5074

$45
Title: History of the World from the Earliest Period to the Present Time
Author: Evert A. Duyckinck
Publisher: Johnson, Fry and Company
Printing Year: 1871
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in dark brown pebbled cloth with half-leather, bright gilt embossing, and raised spine bands, this antique set provides a history of the World by noted historian Evert A. Dyckinck. The volumes contain many engraved plates, including frontispiece portraits and engraved title pages. The decorative set shows well, with show moderate external age/wear, including rubbing to the leather and some light moisture indications. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring marbled page edges. The books measure approximately 7.75" x 11".
 
Lot 5075

$60
This lot includes the group of antique books on the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes were published by the Rand McNally & Co. and include a "Handy Guide" to Chicago in paper wrappers (with a fold-out map at the rear), two handbooks of the Exposition in paper wrappers and stiff wrappers, a sketch book of the layout of the Fair, A Week At The Fair, and an oblong pictorial volume on 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.
 
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