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Lot 5226

$300
Title: History and General Description of New France
Author: The Rev. P. F. X. de Charlevoix, S. J.
Publisher: John Gilmary Shea (New York)
Printing Year: 1866
Number of Volumes: Complete six-volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter crimson leather over marble, featuring raised spine bands and gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce work on "New France," the North American territory occupied by France, at one time expanding from Newfoundland to the Rocky Mountains and from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits, maps and other full-page portraits and illustrations. These are ex-library volumes, with a stamp on the title pages and occasionally throughout the volumes. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with rubbing primarily to the leather, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7.5" x 11".
 
Lot 5227

$110
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s), featuring a first edition first printing of Raggedy Ann.

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 5228

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5229

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Canadian history:

- History of the Settlement of Upper Canada by William Canniff - Dated 1869 by Dudley & Burns (Toronto)
- A Cyclopaedia of Canadian Biography edited by George Maclean Rose - Dated 1886 by Rose Publishing Company (Toronto) - Decorative gilt embossing.
- History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario by uncredited author - Dated 1885 by C. Blackett Robinson (Toronto) - Volumes I and II.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show advanced age/wear indications. These are ex-library volumes.
 
Lot 5230

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage posters:

- Saul Steinberg: The Discovery of America by Saul Steinberg - Dated 1992 by The Pace Gallery - Dimensions 23" by 33" - poster shows some pin holes at corners, and has been creased and rolled
- The New Yorker by Saul Steinberg - Dated 1976 by The New Yorker Magazine, Inc. - Dimensions 29" by 42" - has been rolled, some edges and corners show creasing
- Taxi by uncredited artist - undated, printed in England - Dimensions 30" by 40" - shows pin holes at corners and some creasing edges
- Degas: Grand Palais 13 Fevrier - 16 Mai 1988 by Degas - Dated 1988 by Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication - Dimensions 39" by 59" - has been rolled

These bright, vivid posters show beautifully, with some light age/wear indications as noted.
 
Lot 5231

$45
Title: An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 2000

Condition/Details: Bound in gray paper-covered boards, this volume is complete with dust jacket and bears an original signature of former First Lady, and current Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton's signature appears on the second flyleaf in bold, black ink. The volume shows mild external age/wear with edgewear to the dust jacket, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 311 pages.
 
Lot 5232

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

- Methodism and the Frontier, Indiana Proving Ground by Elizabeth K. Nottingham - Dated 1966 by AMS Press - Modern reprint.
- Monterey Peninsula by James Ladd Delkin - Dated 1975 by AMS Press - Modern reprint.
- Memorable Days in America: Being A Journal of A Tour to the United States by W. Faux - Dated 1969 by AMS Press - Modern reprint.
- The Companion by Leigh Hunt - Dated 1967 by AMS Press - Modern reprint.
- South Dakota, A Guide to the State by M. Lisle Reese - Dated 1974 by AMS Press - Modern reprint.

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 5233

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of mostly unused or lightly used vintage Chinese currency and banknotes:

- 1 Piece of 50 Yuan by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1940
- 1 Piece of 50 Yuan by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1941 - shows some age/wear and creasing
- 2 Pieces of 20 Yuan by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1941
- 2 Pieces of 10 Chinese Custom Gold Units by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1930
- 2 Pieces of 10 Yuan by The Farmers Bank of China - Dated circa 1940
- 5 Pieces of 10 Yuan by The Farmers Bank of China - Dated circa 1935
- 2 Pieces of 5 Yuan by The Farmers Bank of China - shows some age/wear and creasing
- 1 Piece of 5 Yuan by Bank of Communications- Dated 1914
- 3 Pieces of 1 Yuan by The Central Reserve Bank of China - Dated 1940 - shows some age/wear and creasing, ans some small tears

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 5234

$35
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes an assortment of correspondence, calling cards, postcards, celebrity postcards and more. Much of the correspondence is from the Central New York region. 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 5235

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative 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 5236

$20
Title: A Historical Inquiry Concerning Henry Hudson, His Friends, Relatives and Early Life, His Connection with the Muscovy Company and Discovery of Delaware Bay
Author: John Meredith Read, Jr.
Publisher: Joel Munsell
Printing Year: 1866

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather over marbled paper and raised spine bands, this antique volume is a scarce biographical work on Henry Hudson, inscribed in pen by the author on the front fly leaf, "with compliments of the author." A handwritten letter from an unknown sender is tipped-in to the front free endpaper. The work contains a coat of arms color frontispiece, and the title page was printed in red and black text. This is an ex-library volume, with stamps on the title page and last page of text. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with the boards and several front and rear matter detached. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 209 pages.
 
Lot 5237

$100
This lot includes the group of "Dolly Dingle" paper dolls by noted illustrator Grace G. Drayton shown in the corresponding image. Included are approximately 15 uncut, complete pages of Dolly Dingle and her friends, including her boyfriend Tommy and her Cousin Peggy Anne, among others. Also included are a number of carefully cut-out paper dolls and clothing items, including several of Dolly's friends, hand-labeled in pencil as Bob, Marion, and Tom, among others. The artist, Grace G. Drayton, was later known as the illustrator of the Campbell's Kids.

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 5238

$80
This poster is part of several collections we are selling during this auction.

Title: Pablo
Artist: Seymour Chwast
Printer: uncredited
Year: undated
Dimensions: 30" by 44"

Condition/Details: This silk-screened poster is from the "O Series" by noted designer Seymour Chwast, co-founder of Push Pin Studios. This poster is from a limited edition printing, and is number 14 of 25 printings. This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully, with very little sign of age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5239

$50
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the state of Virginia shown in the corresponding image(s). Some areas represented in this lot include Richmond, Fairfax, Brunswick, Shanandoah Valley, and Henrico. These volumes may contain a historical society's bookplate on the endpapers, as well as other library markings. The volumes may have been rebound or show signs of restoration work. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some pamphlet binders may show chipping and/or loss at edges.
 
Lot 5240

$20
This vintage poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction.

Title: Spoleto Festival 1969
Artist: Saul Steinberg
Printer: Solomon & Co
Year: 1969
Dimensions: 30" by 40"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Spoleto Festival 1969, 27 Giugno, 13 Luglio. Additional margin text includes: copyright 1969 Saul Steinberg, Printed by Soloman and Co. N.Y.C. This poster features the mixed media work of Saul Steinberg, which shows a person removing a mask.

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

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

This poster shows beautifully, with light indications of age/wear. Some edges may show light creasing.
 
Lot 5241

$20
This lot includes the group of historical society pamphlets shown in the corresponding image(s). Some societies represented in this lot are the Vermont Historical Society, the Rhode Island Historical Society, and the Business Historical Society. These volumes may contain a historical society's bookplate on the endpapers, as well as other library markings. The volumes may have been rebound or show signs of restoration work. These pamphlets show some age/wear indications such as chipping to pages and/or detached wrappers; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5242

$35
This lot includes the group of The Little Colonel's juvenile series shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes were written by Annie Fellows Johnston, and published by L. C. Page & Company in the early Twentieth Century. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books in this lot show some advanced age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5243

$175
Title: Sir Gawain & The Green Knight
Editor: J. R. R. Tolkien & E. V. Gordon
Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press
Printing Year: 1925 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of classic author J. R. R. Tolkien's second published work. The work contains two full-page illustrations, including the frontispiece and one within the introduction. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some light sunning and wear to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring deckled edges. There are a few light pencil notations throughout the text, primarily in the beginning of the work, and the previous owner's name and address handwritten in ink on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.75" and contains 211 pages.
 
Lot 5244

$45
Title: Celtic Inscriptions on Gaulish and British Coins, Intended to Supply Materials for the Early History of Great Britain. With a Glossary of Archaic Celtic Words, and an Atlas of Coins
Author: Beale Poste
Publisher: J. Russell Smith (London)
Printing Year: 1861

Condition/Details: Rebound in green cloth, this antique volume is a scarce work on early British coins. The work is illustrated with several full-page plates of the coins, as well as a full-page map with red outlining. This is an ex-library volume, with a handwritten title on the spine; stamps on the page edges, endpapers and title page; a bookplate on the front endpaper, and other wear. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages, with a moisture indication on the bottom edge of the text block and occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 172 pages, followed by several pages of text and the plates.
 
Lot 5245

$20
Title: Report of the Committee on Awards of the World's Columbian Exposition
Author: various authors
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1901
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set (+ volume two from the House of Representatives Report)

Notes: Bound in half-leather over dark brown pebbled cloth with gilt lettering on the spines, this antique collection includes volumes one and two of the report on the Committee on Awards from the Columbian Exposition, as well as volume two only of the same report given to the House of Representatives. The volumes contain many full-page plates at least one fold-out map.

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

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

The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and the leather. The bindings show some wear and separation. The pages are clean and lightly age-toned. The books measure approximately 5.75" x 9".
 
Lot 5246

$45
Title: The History of Charlestown, Massachusetts
Author: Richard Frothingham, Jr.
Publisher: Charles C. Little
Printing Year: 1845

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter blue leather over marble with raised spine bands and gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this work on the historic Charlestwon, Massachusetts, the town that was the scene of the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution. The work contains many illustrations, including some full-page and fold-outs, including a fold-out map. This volume was rebound in the early Twentieth Century, and includes the original front and rear wrappers at the rear of the volume, numbered one through seven. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages, showing some foxing and occasional, minor moisture indications. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5" and contains 368 pages.
 
Lot 5247

$30
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Virginia shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Henry County, Historical Genealogy, and Historical Indexes of Virginia. These volumes may contain a historical society's bookplate on the endpapers, as well as other library markings. The volumes may have been rebound or show signs of restoration work. These 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 5248

$150
This auction lot includes the following group of architecture, furnishings and design titles:

- American Architecture and Building News, Country and City Houses by various authors - Dated 1900s by The Swetland Publishing Co. - Two bound compilations of news publication. Profusely illustrated. Handwritten title pages.
- Old Colonial Architecture and Furniture by Frank E. Wallis - Dated 1887 by Geo. H. Polley & Co. Publishers
- Architectural Review - Churches, designs , plans and elevations by various authors - Dated 1900s by Bates & Guild Company - Bound compilation, profusely illustrated with handwritten title page.
- Colonial Interiors, Second Series by Edith Tunis Sale - Dated 1930 by William Helburn Inc.
- American Apartment Houses of Today by R. W. Sexton - Dated 1926 by Architectural Book Publishing Co., Inc.

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 5249

$55
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group features decorative gilt decorations and literature. 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 5250

$225
This vintage poster is part of several collections we are selling during this auction.

Title: Unbreakable
Artist: Push Pin Studios
Printer: uncredited
Year: undated
Dimensions: 49" by 11.75"

Condition/Details: Additional margin text includes: Push Pin Studios, Fifteen Years of Heartache and Aggravation, An Exhibition off the Work of Present and Former Participants" (followed by a list of the designers) "Mead Library of Ideas, January 23 Through February 28, Monday to Friday 9-5, 43rd floor Pan Am Building, New York 10017."
This large, oblong poster shows handsomely, with a black comb on a tan background, the comb having broken tines and the word "Unbreakable" along the top. The poster shows some light age/wear, with pin holes at the corners, creasing where it has been folded and some light creasing at the corners.
 
Lot 5251

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of mostly unused or lightly used vintage Chinese currency and banknotes:

- 2 Pieces of 10 Dollar Note by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1928
- 1 Pieces of 1 Cent Note by The Central Reserve Bank of China - Dated circa 1940 - one note has small punctures, possibly from a staple
- 1 Piece of 5 Cent Note by The Central Reserve Bank of China - Dated circa 1940 - small punctures, possibly from a staple
- 1 Piece of 10 Cent Note by The Central Reserve Bank of China - Dated circa 1942
- 2 Pieces of 10 Cent Note by The Farmers Bank of China - Dated 1937
- 51 Pieces of 10 Yuan by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1942
- 1 Piece of 10 Yuan by Bank of Communications - Dated 1935 - shows some age/wear and creasing
- 2 Pieces of 10 Yuan by Bank of China - Dated 1937 - shows some age/wear, creasing, and chipping at some edges
- 3 Pieces of 5 Custom Gold Units by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1930
- 2 Pieces of 10 Yuan by Bank of China - Dated 1940 - shows some age/wear and creasing
- 4 Pieces of 10 Yuan by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1941
- 1 Piece of 5 Dollar Note by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1930
- 1 Piece of 5 Yuan by Bank of Communications - Dated 1935 - shows some age/wear and creasing
- 1 Piece of 5 Yuan by Bank of China - Dated 1940
- 2 Pieces of 1 Custom Gold Unit by The Central Bank of China - Dated 1930 - shows some age/wear and creasing

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 5252

$15
This lot includes the group of decorative classic literary works in slipcases shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes come from several publishers, including the Heritage Press and the American Press. These decorative volumes feature gilt and colorful lettering on the spines, and various colored slipcases. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some of the slipcases and volumes show rubbing and sunning.
 
Lot 5253

$55
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Click
Issue Dates: 1930s
Approximate Number of Issues: 22

Notes: These entertainment magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Included in this lot are seven of the large format magazines from the 1930's. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show light signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, and other typical wear.
 
Lot 5254

$35
Title: Catalogue of the Library of the Long Island Historical Society, 1863-1893
Author: various authors
Publisher: The Long Island Historical Society
Printing Year: 1893
Number of Copies: 24

Condition/Details: Handsomely bound in various color pebbled cloth with bright gilt lettering, this lot includes X copies of this antique volume providing a detailed catalog of the books in the library of the Long Island Historical Society. The work is arranged in alphabetical order of author's last names. A number of the volumes in this lot show well, having been carefully stored over the past century. Several volumes show some extensive wear, with detached boards and other wear. The works are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7.25" x 11" and contain 801 pages each.
 
Lot 5255

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

- The DeMolay Councilor by uncredited author - Dated 1922 by The Order of DeMolay for Boys - Magazine compilation in excellent condition.
- Legends of Le Detroit by Marie Caroline Watson Hamlin - Dated 1884 by Thorndike Nourse (Detroit) - Illustrated by Miss Isabella Stewart.
- French Pathfinders in North America by William Henry Johnson - Dated 1905 by Little, Brown, and Company (Boston) - Excellent condition.
- The Elizabeth Whitman Mystery by Charles Knowles Bolton - Dated 1912 by Peabody Historical Society (Peabody, MA) - Half leather binding.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show advanced age/wear indications. These are ex-library volumes.
 
Lot 5256

$225
Title: Genuine Letters and Memoirs relating to the Natural, Civil, and Commercial History Of the Islands of Cape Breton, and Saint John
Author: "An Impartial Frenchman"
Publisher: J. Nourse in the Strand (London)
Printing Year: 1760 First English edition

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce work on the Canadian Islands of Cape Breton and St. John. This first English edition is a translation from the original French memoirs of "an Impartial Frenchman" Thomas Pichon (Sabin 62611). The letters were written from Louisbourg from 1752 through 1758. The writing contains a general description of the Islands, as well as the Native Americans, the French government, and more.

The work is decorated with engraved headpieces and tailpieces. This is an ex-library volume, which was rebound in the late Nineteenth Century, with new endpapers and front and rear fly leaves added in the rebinding. All original pages prior to the title page and following the last page of text are lacking. The library's stamp is present on the title page and last page of text. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with the front board detached and rubbing and wear to the leather spine and corners. The first signature of pages (free endpaper through the first page of the Preface) are detached. The pages, printed on laid-paper, show some age-toning. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.5" and contains 400 pages.
 
Lot 5257

$20
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Pennsylvania shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications in this lot include The Pennsylvania Magazine, ten volumes of Pennsylvania Archives, and Minutes of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania. 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 advanced wear including chipping and loss to paper jackets 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 5258

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of signed and limited edition poetry titles:

- The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt - Dated 1939 Privately Published by Helen & George Macy - Printed at The Nonesuch Press.
- Exalt the Eglantine and Other Poems by Sacheverell Sitwell - Dated 1926 by The Fleuron - Limited edition in dust jacket. Sunning and chipping to jacket.
- A Garland for Goudy, Being Verses, Old and New, Gathered for His Eightieth Birthday by various authors - Dated 1945 Privately Printed by His Friends
- The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900 Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch - Dated 1925 by The Clarendon Press - Author-inscribed on front free endpaper.

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 5259

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

- The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man by Dugald Stewart - Dated 1828 by Wells and Lilly
- The Third and Last Volume of the Works of Mr. Edmund Hickeringill - Dated 1716 by John Baker and R. Barleigh
- Sabbath Evening Readings on the New Testament by Rev. John Cumming - Dated 1855 by John P. Jewett and Company
- The Power of Faith, Exemplified in the Life and Writings of the Late Mrs. Isabella Graham - Dated 1843 by American Tract Society
- The Christian Oratory: Or, The Devotion of the Closet by Benjamin Bennet - Dated 1847 by R. Urie and Company - volume one only

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 including chipping to pages and moisture indications, among other indicators.
 
Lot 5260

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage posters:

- Steinberg by Saul Steinberg - Dated 1968 - Dimensions 29" by 23" - this lot includes two copies of this black and white poster, for an exhibition at the Flair Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio October 10-31, 1968.
- Steinberg by Saul Steinberg - Dated 1978 by Marcus Ratliff - Dimensions 24" by 36" - features one of Steinberg's colored pencil drawings, for an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, April 14 to July 9, 1978
- Techniques de la Gravure En'Creux by Paolo Boni - Dated 1967 - Dimensions 23.5" by 19.5" - artist-inscribed and signed to Charles Penney
- George Ortman, Indianapolis Museum of Art by George Ortman - Dimensions 26" by 38" - for an exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, April 21 - May 20, marked 7/200 and signed by artist
- Henry Moore by Henry Moore - Dated 1979 - Dimensions 24" by 31" - for an exhibition at the Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto, April 1979, some creasing at bottom edge.

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 some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5261

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893:

- The Columbian World's Fair Atlas, Containing Complete Illustrations of the World's Fair Grounds and Buildings... by uncredited- Dated 1893 by J. Warren Pike - Some advanced wear, lacking front free endpaper and front internal hinge is separated.
- The Illustrated American by various authors - Dated 1893 by uncredited publisher - Bound magazine compilation from the year of the Exposition.
- The Cosmopolitan, An Illustrated Magazine by various authors - Dated 1893 - Two issues from September and December, describing the Fair. Each in original wrappers showing some wear and chipping.
- The Historical World's Columbian Exposition and Guide to Chicago and St. Louis, The Carnival City of the World by Horace H. Morgan - Dated 1893 by Vandawalker & Co.
- The Little Giant Cyclopedia and Treasury of Ready Reference by K. L. Armstrong - Dated 1893 by The Little Giant Pub. Co.

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 5262

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of anthropological titles:

- The Indians of Tierra Del Fuego by Samuel Kirkland Lothrop - Dated 1928 by Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation - In stiff paper wrappers.
- Aboriginal Myths and Traditions Concerning the Island of Titicaca, Bolivia by Adolph F. Bandelier - Dated 1904 by American Anthropologist - Author-signed.
- Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon by N. R. Ker - Dated 1957 by Clarendon Press
- The Origin of Civilisation and the Primitive Condition of Man by Sir John Lubbock - Dated 1889 by Longmans, Green, and Co.

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 5263

$40
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 Berkeley County, Warwick County, Grayson County, Bedford County, Fauquier County, and Madison 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. 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 pamphlet binders may show chipping and/or loss at edges.
 
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