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Lot 5151

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of mostly unused or lightly used vintage Chinese currency and banknotes:

- 2 Pieces of 100 Yuan by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1936
- 2 Pieces of 100 Yuan by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1944

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 5152

$130
This lot includes the group of vintage ballet and entertainment programs ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Featured among the programs is one in gold wrappers from "Folies Bergere" and several signatures. The programs include several from Russian and Paris ballets. 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 5153

$40
Title: Wolf's Praktische Ausführung der Schiftung und Dachverbandhölzer Nebst Berechnung der Linien, Flächen und Körper
Author: Gustav Wolf
Publisher: Leipzig-Schleukig
Printing Year: 1909

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with black pictorial design and lettering, this antique volume is a scarce German volume for carpenters instructing how to construct roofs, including several complex designs. The work includes illustrations and three-dimensional folding models. The volume shows some external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities. The internal hinges show separation, and several pages are separating from the binding. The three-dimensional pieces show well, featuring light blue and brown paper. The book measures approximately 10 " x 14" and is unpaginated, with three pages of the publisher's advertisements at the end of the work.
 
Lot 5154

$35
Title: The Memorial History of Boston, Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 1630-1880
Editor: Justin Winsor
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
Printing Year: 1883
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Bound in black pebbled cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce complete set on the early history of Boston, Massachusetts. The work is illustrated with frontispiece illustrations, including a two-page color map frontispiece in volume one, and many plates throughout, including several full-page. The volumes show external age/wear, with some rubbing to the cloth, bumping to the corners and moisture indications. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8.5" x 11".
 
Lot 5155

$40
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the state of Virginia shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include marriage records, Jews of Richmond, Prince Edward county, Rockingham county, and Russell county. These volumes may contain a historical society's bookplate on the endpapers, as well as other library markings. The volumes may have been rebound or show signs of restoration work.  Some volumes 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 5156

$20
This lot includes the collections of the works of William Shakespeare shown in the corresponding image(s). These sets include one six-volume set from Simon and Schuster in a slipcase and small set 39-volume set from Yale University. 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 5157

$225
Title: The Complete Works of Charles Dickens
Editor: Richard Garnett
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Printing Year: 1900
Number of Volumes: Complete thirty-volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter morocco leather over marbled boards with five gilt-ruled raised spine bands and gilt stamped rosettes, this antique set is a collection of the works of Charles Dickens known as the "Autograph Edition," with a facsimile of Dickens's signature in each volume. The work contains many full-page illustrations, including frontispieces, with captioned tissue-guard sheets. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with substantial sunning to the spines and tearing concentrated along several of the spines. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.25".
 
Lot 5158

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of special edition titles of works from Benjamin Franklin:

- The Silence Dogood Letters II by Benjamin Franklin - Dated 1969, Privately Printed - Hand-inscribed to previous owner from "The ABC Press". In glassine cover, with handwriting in black marker on the front of the jacket.
- The Art of Virtue by Benjamin Franklin - Dated 1955 Privately Printed - From Franklin's autobiography.
- The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin - Dated 1953 Privately Printed - The preface to Poor Richard Improved, 1758,
- "The Dream" "Benjamin's Dream" and "Benjamin's Bicentennial Blast" by Isaac Asimov - Dated 1976 Privately Printed

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. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5159

$70
This lot includes the group of photographic albums of the Columbian Exposition of 1893 books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include titles several published by Rand McNally, as well as titles published by C. Ropp & Sons/J. F. Martin, Globe Bible Publishing (of photographs by James W. Shepp and Daniel B. Shepp). Also included is a salesman's sample of Shepp's World's Fair Photographed. These photographic souvenirs of the World's Fair are decorative, antique books, with handsome gilt lettering and designs.

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 5160

$50
This vintage poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction.

Title: Indianapolis Museum of Art Inaugural Exhibition
Artist: Robert Indiana
Printer: Domberger KG
Year: 1970
Dimensions: 25" by 34.5"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Indianapolis Museum of Art, Inaugural Exhibitions, 25 October 1970. Additional margin text includes: The American Poster Company, Printed In West Germany by Domberger KG, copyright Robert Indiana 1970. This poster features bold graphics in primary colors on a black background. 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 5161

$25
This lot includes the group of state legal history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are several volumes of Manuals for the General Court as well as the Vermont legislative directory. 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 advanced wear including chipping and/or detached boards.
 
Lot 5162

$15
Title: Chenango Valley Tales
Author: George W. Walter
Publisher: Prospect Books
Printing Year: 1957 Author-signed stated first edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering and in the green pictorial dust jacket, this antique volume is a scarce collection of tales of the Chenango Valley, with tales of "Indians and pioneers, early industries, religious life, hunting and fishing," according to the front flap of the dust jacket. The work is inscribed and signed by the author on the half-title page. The work contains several illustrations throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. There is a moisture indication along the top edge, affecting the jacket, boards and top corner of the pages. The dust jacket shows additional wear, with loss and tearing to the corners and edges and sunning to the paper. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.5" and contains 150 pages.
 
Lot 5163

$20
This lot includes the group of decorative, antique literature books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes come from several sets of works, including two on Wit and Wisdom, three works of poetry from Joseph Morris and St. Clair Adams, four volumes of Boccaccio's Decameron, and three volumes of Prose Masterpiece. 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 5164

$70
Title: The History of Carroll County Illinois, Containing A History of the County - Its Cities, Towns, Etc.
Author: uncredited
Publisher: H. F. Kett & Co.
Printing Year: 1878 First edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively brown cloth with bright gilt lettering and black decorations, this antique volume is a scarce history of Carroll County, Illinois, in the North-West portion of the State. The volume contains many in-text and full-page illustrations and a two-page color map prior to the title page. This is an ex-library volume, with a raised stamp on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 501 pages, followed by one page of advertisements.
 
Lot 5165

$375
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: William Henry Powell
Medium: Print
Year: 1871
Dimensions: Frame measures 34" by 28"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a print of "The Eviction: A Scene From Life in Ireland" from the painting by Powell. The piece was printed and published by Robison & Moone of New York, and features verses written for this picture by Mrs. O'Donovan-Rossa. The print portrays a scene of a British landlord turning Irish peasants out of their homes so that he can use the land for hunting. The verse underneath the print was written by the wife of a prominent Irish dissident of the era who was imprisoned at the time of this printing. The work has been professionally matted and framed with acid free matting. The print shows well, with some age-toning and light foxing to the paper. The frame shows some wear and the glass under the frame is broken and lacking pieces.
 
Lot 5166

$40
Title: The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: with His Letters and Journals, and His Life By His Son
Author: Rev. George Crabbe
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1847
Number of Volumes: Complete eight-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in half-leather over marble with five raised bands and gilt decorations, this antique set is a scarce complete set of the works of the English poet and naturalist Rev. George Crabbe. The work is illustrated with frontispiece engravings, engraved title pages. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with cracking and wear to the leather concentrated along the spines, and rubbing to the board edges. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring gorgeously marbled edges. The books measure approximately 4.5" x 6.75".
 
Lot 5167

$80
Title: The Breviary of the Mayer van den Bergh Museum at Antwerp
Author: Camille Gaspar
Publisher: CH. Weckesser and G. E. Stechert & Co.
Printing Year: 1932 Limited edition

Condition/Details: In the original box, this antique work is a limited edition work on the Mayer Van Den Bergh Museum of Antwerp, featuring a text volume and plate volume. This edition is number 231 of 300 copies of the English edition, printed on strong vellum paper. The text and plates are in separate manila folders, with the signatures loose as-issued. The volume shows moderate age/wear indications, with wear and tearing to the manila folders and several pages, as well as light foxing along the creases of the pages. The pages are clean and lightly age-toned. The original box shows some advanced wear, with one side of flaps from the lid and bottom box lacking, and age-toning. The book measures approximately 9" x 11.25".
 
Lot 5168

$35
This lot features the following group of vintage World War I-era magazine issues:

Titles: The Fleet Review and Our Navy
Issue Dates: 1910s-1920s
Number of Issues: Nine

Notes: These magazines show nicely with pictorial front and rear covers. These magazines are all on the soldiers of the Navy during World War I. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, and other typical wear.
 
Lot 5169

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of mostly unused or lightly used vintage Chinese currency and banknotes:

- 1 Piece of 500 Yuan Note by Bank of Communications - Dated 1941

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 5170

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage posters:

- Made In The Sixties by uncredited artist - designed by M & Co. - Dimensions 22" by 34" - Whitney Museum of American Art, poster has been folded into eighths, shows some pin holes at corners
- Nickolas Muray by Nickolas Muray - Dated 1974 - Dimensions 23" by 36" - for an exhibition at the International Museum of Photography and Prakapas Gallery in New York City
- The Work of Atget: Old France by Atget - Dated 1982 by The Museum of Modern Art - Dimensions 23" by 28" - shows pinholes at corners and some faint moisture indications
- Kandinsky at the Guggenheim by Malcom Grear Designers - Dated 1972 - Dimensions 22" by 33" - shows some moisture indications
- The Art of the Motorcycle by uncredited artist - Dated 1998 by The Solomon Guggenheim Foundation - Dimensions 24" by 36" - Guggenheim Museum exhibition from June 26 - September 20, 1998, shows a small amount of tearing at bottom left side

These bright, vivid posters show beautifully, with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5171

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on United States history:

- The Code of 1650 by uncredited author - Dated 1833 by Andrus & Judd (Hartford)
- Relation by R.P. Pierre Milet - Dated 1864 by Jean-Marie Shea (New York) - French text.
- Colonial Policy by uncredited author - Dated 1835 by James Cochrane and Co. (London)
- Leslie's History of the Republican Party, Vol. II by uncredited author - no date provided by The Judge Publishing Company (New York) - Three quarter leather binding.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show advanced age/wear indications. These are ex-library volumes.
 
Lot 5172

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of Colonial United States history titles:

- Every-Day Life in Washington, with Pen and Camera by Charles M. Pepper - Dated 1900 by The Christian Herald -
- Maps and Views of Washington and District of Columbia by P. Lee Phillips - Dated 1996 by Terra Nova Press - Modern reprint.
- Boston Looks Seaward, The Story of the Port, 1630-1940 by various authors - Dated 1975 by AMS Press - Modern reprint.
- The Finns on the Delaware, 1638-1655, An Essay in American Colonial History by John H. Wuorinen - Dated 1966 by AMS Press - Modern reprint.
- Records of Plymouth Colony: Births, Marriages, Deaths, Burials, and Other Records, 1633-1689 Edited by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff - Dated 1979 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. - Modern reprint.
- The Municipal Register for 1907, Containing a Register of the City Government, the Rules of the Board of Aldermen, Common Council, and City Council by uncredited author - Dated 1907 by Municipal Printing Office (Boston)
- Cape Cod Folks by Sarah P. Cl. Greene - Dated 1904 by DeWolfre, Fiske & Co. (Boston)

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 5173

$10
Title: The William and Mary Quarterly
Author: various
Publisher: The Institute of Early American History and Culture
Printing Year: 1931-1991
Number of Volumes: 43-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set is a compilation of the magazine of early American history and culture. These volumes have been rebound or show signs of restoration work. These ex-library volumes show some external age/wear including some sunning and moisture indications to spine and boards. Some pages may show chipping and wear. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.5".
 
Lot 5174

$40
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Fish Bowl on Pedestal
Number of Pieces: 1
Dimension: 19" long and 9" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece of original MacKenzie-Childs fish bowl on a pedestal shown in the corresponding image. This lot features the classic, signature style of MacKenzie-Childs, with hand-painted, whimsical designs several muted colors.

Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted, American-made ceramics, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible at its facility in Aurora, New York in the Finger Lakes Region. Founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, the company continues a tradition of hand-made ceramics to this day, with every piece molded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast, fired up to three times, hand-glazed, and decorated. The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” (detail courtesy of MacKenzie-Childs' website)

This piece shows light indications of age/wear, with a small chip in the paint along the edge. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 5175

$100
This lot includes the group of decorative antique boy's adventure books shown in the corresponding image(s).

This lot comes from the collection of Charles Rand Penney of Lockport, New York, considered one of the great American collectors of the Twentieth Century. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1923, Penney acquired his BA from Yale University in 1965, a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1951, and in 1995 he was honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the State University of New York for his life-long support for the arts. Dr. Penney received many other awards for his continuing contributions in this field.

Dr. Penney began collecting art by Western New Yorkers in the mid-30's, eventually collecting more than 100,000 objects that he kept and researched in his own home. Dr. Penney loaned his artwork extensively throughout Western New York and the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, he donated his collection of Western New York art to the Burchfield Art Center at Buffalo State College. As a result, the center was renamed the Burchfield-Penney Art Center to memorialize his generous and landmark donation.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5176

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

- The Book of Kells by Francoise Henry - Dated 1974 by Alfred A. Knopf - Decorative volume in the slipcase.
- The Berthold Missal, The Perpont Morgan Library MS 710 by Hanns Swarzenski - Dated 1943 by The Pierpont Morgan Library
- The Golden Gospels of Echternach by Dr. Peter Metz - Dated 1957 by Frederick A. Praeger - Decorative volume in the original slipcase and dust jacket, with clear cover.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5177

$25
This lot features the three original political cartoons by noted cartoonist Bill Dawson. These pieces include one on the Middle East and Iraq Revolt, one on Cuba and the American Political Sea, and one on Russian "Red Censorship" featuring a man with the name Ivan. The piece on Cuba has the label of "Cuba" pasted onto the drawing, indicating that the name was possibly changed at some point. These are original pen drawing, hand-shaded with Dawson's signature on each. Each piece shows well, with some light age/wear concentrated along the edges, and age-toning to the paper.
 
Lot 5178

$650
Title: The Complete Poems of Robert Frost
Author: Robert Frost
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
Printing Year: 1950 Limited edition author-signed set
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine labels, this vintage set is a collection of poetry from the noted American poet Robert Frost. This limited edition work is signed on the colophon by Robert Frost, as well as the artist Thomas W. Nason and the designer Bruce Rogers. A raised stamp is on the colophon page that reads: "This is one of 15 presentation copies - Out of Series." This out of series set is unnumbered, with the initials of the previous owner, "E. C." appearing on the limitation page. According to the colophon this edition "consists of fifteen hundred copies printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club under the direction of Bruce Rogers at The Marchbanks Press, the decorations having been engraved in wood by Thomas W. Nason."

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.

The volumes show very well, with light external age/wear, including rubbing to the corners and spine and wear to the spine labels. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, including occasional uncut edges. The books measure approximately 7.25" x 10.5".
 
Lot 5179

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on world history and literature reference:

- An Index to General LiIterature by William I. Fletcher - Dated 1893 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company
- A Guide to Archives and Manusciprts in the United States Editor by Philip M. Hamer - Dated 1961 by Yale University Press
- Life in America by Marshall B. Davidson - Dated 1951 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Two-volume set.
- Early English and French Voyages Chiefly from Hakluyt Edited by Henry S. Burrage - Dated 1906 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- The Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes Edited by Donald Hall - Dated 1981 by Oxford University Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. This lot includes ex-library volumes with typical indications.
 
Lot 5180

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of books on books:

- The Kalendar & Compost of Shepherds by uncredited author - Dated 1931 by Peter Davies
- Hortulus by Walahfrid Strabo - Dated 1966 by The Hunt Botanical Library - edition limited to 1500 copies
- The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon by Ivan Morris - Dated 1967 by Columbia University Press - Two-volume set in dust jackets.
- A Survey of Medieval Model Books by R. W. Scheller - Dated 1963 by De Erven F. Bohn N. V. - In paper wrappers.
- The Book of Beasts by T. H. White - Dated 1954 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
- Sir John Mandevlle, The Man and His Book by Malcolm Letts - Dated 1949 by The Batchworth Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5181

$55
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Virginia shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Spotsylvania, the North Farnman and Lunenbug Parishes, and the Virginia Colonial Militia. 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. One volume in this lot shows advanced wear.
 
Lot 5182

$55
This poster is part of several collections we are selling during this auction.

Title: View From Volpaia
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 82 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 5183

$55
This lot includes the group of antique souvenir booklets from the World's Columbian Exposition shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include three official guides to the Exposition by John Flinn, each in a different binding, including one bound in crimson cloth with gilt lettering, a volume in blue paper wrappers and a volume in dark maroon pebbled paper with gold lettering. Also included is a guide to "The Best Things" at the Exposition, also by John Flinn.

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 5184

$35
Title: The History of Canada
Author: William Kingsford
Publisher: AMS Press
Printing Year: 1968
Number of Volumes: Complete ten-volume set

Notes: Bound in light blue paper wrappers, this antique set provides a detailed history of Canada, from French rule through the 1830s. The work is illustrated with several fold-out maps and tables throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 5185

$20
This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of Illinois and Michigan 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 5186

$45
Title: Cassell's History of the United States
Author: Edmund Ollier
Publisher: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.
Printing Year: c1880
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in crimson cloth with bright gilt pictorial design and lettering, this antique set is a provides a detailed, illustrated history of the United States through the late Nineteenth Century. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits, as well as many illustrations throughout, including a number of full-page plates. The text is in two columns throughout. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with rubbing concentrated along the edges of the boards and spine covers. The volumes text blocks are securely bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7.5" x 10".
 
Lot 5187

$20
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Canada shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Brome County Quebec, battlefields of French Canada, Barrington Township, and Canada during the American Revolution. 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. Some volumes show some edgewear and loss at spine cover.
 
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