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Lot 5264

$45
Title: The Works of Mr. Edmund Hickeringill, Late Rector of All-Saints, in Colchester; Containing the History of Priest-Craft in Four Parts; Exploring the Follies and Frauds of Priests of all Religions: The Last Part Being a Vindication of the History
Author: Edmund Hickeringill
Publisher: Samuel Briscoe
Printing Year: 1721

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt rulers, this antique volume is a very scarce collection of works from the English churchman Edmund Hickeringill, who lived during the period of the Commonwealth and the Restoration. The title page is in red and black text. The volume includes a portrait frontispiece, with a biography of the author. The volume includes several works, including "The History of Whiggism, or, The Whiggish Plots, Principles, &c." and "The Character of a Sham-Plotter or Man-Catcher" and other works. This is an ex-library volume, with a stamp on the title page. The volume shows advanced age/wear, with the boards detached and much of the leather along the spine cover lacking. The text block has several detached pages, including the title page, and the binding is separated at the middle. The pages are clean with light age-toning. The title page and endpapers show chipping along the edges. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7.5" and contains 400 pages.
 
Lot 5265

$30
This lot includes the group of antique Massachusetts vital records 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 5266

$200
Title: The Destruction of Nymtyr, A Spiritual Picture with Many Mystical Symbols
Author: uncredited
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: 1933

Condition/Details: Bound in ivory cloth with bright gilt pictorial design and lettering and a paper dust jacket, this antique volume is a scarce spiritual work, which appears to be a one-of-a-kind item. The page opposite of the dedication reads "This is the only copy of printed book" and the dedication page reads "To That True Tragedienne, The Heroine of a Great Tragedy Playing the Heroine of a Great Comedy this book is written and dedicated." The work features red and black type throughout.

This volume 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 volume shows very well, with only light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages, featuring brightly gilded edges. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 5267

$20
This lot includes the pair of hand-tinted antique photographs shown in the corresponding image. These framed and matted photographs include hand-tinted photographs of the Southwestern United States, possibly of Yosemite National Park or the Grand Canyon. These two pieces show well, with handsome hand-tinting in the style of noted artist Wallace Nutting. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 5268

$25
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes correspondence from a label-making company in the Binghamton, NY area, including vintage label samples, and antique school books and composition books with handwritten notations, among other items. 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 5269

$15
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Canada shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Nova Scotia, Inverness County, Yarmouth, and Abbotts Corner, Quebec. 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 5270

$275
This vintage poster is part of several collections we are selling during this auction.

Title: The Electric Circus
Artist: Chermayeff & Geismar Associates
Printer: uncredited
Year: 1967
Dimensions: 16" by 24.5"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: "Darling Daughters, Sweet Mothers Dance, Blacklight Dynamite, Acrobats Astrologers, Jugglers Freaks Clowns...The Ultimate Legal Entertainment Experience, The Electric Circus Opens June 28, 1967, 23 St. Marks Place, NYC, East Village, Think About It." Additional margin text includes: Produced by Jerry Brandt and Stanton J. Freeman This vivid blacklight poster shows beautifully, with a bright neon orange background and yellow lettering.

The Electric Circus was a nightclub and discotheque located at 19-25 St. Marks Place between Second and Third Avenues in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, from 1967 to September 1971. The club was created by Jerry Brandt, Stanton J. Freeman and their partners and designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. With its invitation (from one of its press releases) to "play games, dress as you like, dance, sit, think, tune in and turn on," and its mix of light shows, music, circus performers and experimental theater, the Electric Circus embodied the wild and creative side of 1960s club culture.

Flame throwing jugglers and trapeze artists performed between musical sets, strobe lights flashed over a huge dance floor, and multiple projectors flashed images and footage from home movies. Seating was varied, with sofas provided. The Electric Circus became "New York's ultimate mixed-media pleasure dome, and its hallucinogenic light baths enthralled every sector of New York society." Its hedonistic atmosphere also influenced the later rise of disco culture and discotheques.

Experimental bands such as The Velvet Underground, jam bands such as The Grateful Dead and avant-garde composers such as minimalist Terry Riley and electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick), played at the club. Other bands played there before they were famous, such as Raven (U.S. band) and "Soft White Underbelly" before it became known as Blue Öyster Cult, the Allman Brothers, The Doors, Sly and the Family Stone and The Chambers Brothers. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The poster shows light wear, with some light creasing along the edges and at the corners.
 
Lot 5271

$35
This lot includes the group of antique state reports from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include works from and about New York, Massachusetts and Ohio.

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 5272

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of books as art and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features pop-up books and other novelty books, and include many miniature volumes. Also included with this lot is a postcard with a picture of Ethel Merman, featuring a handwritten note from the famous actress to Franklin Getchell. 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. 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 5273

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of mostly unused or lightly used vintage Chinese currency and banknotes:

- 13 Pieces of 100 Yuan by The Central Bank of China - 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 5274

$80
Title: Transactions of the Society of Literary & Scientific Chiffonniers; Being Essays on Primitive Arts in Domestic Life. The Spoon, with Upwards of One Hundred Illustrations, Primitive, Egyptian, Roman, Mediaeval, and Modern
Author: Hab'k O. Westman
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1844 First edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in maroon cloth, this antique volume is a scarce anthropological work on the history of spoons in various cultures and societies throughout time. The work is illustrated with eight full-pages of plates and occasional in-text engravings. This is an ex-library volume, which was rebound in the late Twentieth Century in a library binding, and has a bookplate on the front endpaper, several stamps throughout, and a handwritten notation on the spine. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages, with extensive foxing throughout, especially on the plates. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 9" and contains 288 pages.
 
Lot 5275

$10
This lot includes the group of decorative New Haven, Connecticut year books shown in the corresponding image(s). The years of these books ranges from 1870-1879. 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 display some age/wear indications including chipping and/or loss to spine cover and pages; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5276

$90
Title: The Two Americas, Their Complete History, From the Earliest Discoveries to the Present Day
Author: various authors
Publisher: A. L. Coburn & Co.
Printing Year: 1878

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in blind-stamped leather with bright gilt lettering, this large antique volume is a scarce compilation of American histories, including Belknap's Biographies of the Early Discoverers; Grahame's History of North America; Dr. Robertson's History of South America; Ramsay's History of the United States and Hubbard's History of the Indian Wars in New England. The work is illustrated with many full-page steel plate engravings with tissue paper guard sheets. This is an ex-library volume, with a small label on the front endpaper. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with wear and rubbing to the leather. The volume is very solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring gilded edges. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12" and contains 833 pages.
 
Lot 5277

$45
This lot includes the group of four pieces of vintage and antique Chinese posters and propaganda shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a large, original poster depicting a happy young girl wearing a red scarf and surrounding by other children playing horns and flying birds. Also included is a pictorial booklet on China from 1951 and an image of Santa by artist Martha Zehenter. 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 5278

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

- Tagliches Handbuch by Johan Starck - Dated c1840 by Schafer & Roradi (Philadelphia) - Engraved frontispiece, red and black text on title page. Advanced wear.
- Das Gemeinschaftliche Gesangbuch by uncredited author - Dated 1828 by Grunsburg: J. S. Steck - Advanced wear and moisture indications.
- Geschichte der Christlichen Kirche by Christian Gottlob Barth - Dated c1840 by Amerkanischen Tractat - Full-page engravings, including frontispiece.
- Catechismus; oder, Kurzer Unterricht Christlicher Lehre by uncredited author - Dated 1830 by Gedruckt und zu finden bey Conrad Zentler - Engraved frontispiece.

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 5279

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique reference titles:

- Our Native Trees and How to Identify Them by Harriet L. Keeler - Dated 1913 by Charles Scribner's Sons (New York) - Gilt embossing.
- How to Study Kreutzer by Benjamin Cutter - Dated 1903 by Oliver Ditson Company (Boston) - Gilt embossing.
- The Yale Glee Club by uncredited author - Dated 1930 by uncredited publisher - Christmas Trip program, wrappers.
- Royal Palaces & Gardens by Mima Nixon - Dated 1916 by A.&C. Black LTD. (London) - Decorative gilt embossing.
- Bird Neighbors by Neltje Blanchan - Dated 1913 by Doubleday, Page & Company (Garden City)
- Folk-Songs, Chanteys and Singing Games edited by Charles H. Farnsworth & Cecil J. Sharp - no date provided by The H.W. Gray Company (New York)
- Lohengrin: A Romantic Opera in Three Acts by Richard Wagner - no date provided by G. Schirmer (New York) - Decorative gilt embossing, translated to English by Natalia MacFarren.

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 5280

$55
This vintage poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction.

Title: South Bend Art Center Inaugural Exhibition
Artist: Robert Indiana
Printer: uncredited
Year: 1978
Dimensions: 24" by 32"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: South Bend Art Center Inaugural Exhibition, 14 January 1978, St. Joseph, Notre Dame, Mishawka, St. Mary's. Additional margin text includes: Robert Indiana 1978. This poster features vivid colors, graphics, and arrows representing intersecting roads at South Bend.

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 5281

$70
Title: English Illuminated Manuscripts From the Xth to the XIIIth Century
Author: Eric G. Millar
Publisher: Librairie Nationale D'Art et D'Histoire
Printing Year: 1926

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce noted work on English illuminated manuscripts by noted manuscript scholar Eric G. Millar. This work is considered the first serious chronology of English manuscripts. The work contains a color frontispiece illustration with gilt details and a captioned tissue-paper guard sheet and black and white plates numbered through 100. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with the spine cover detached from the front board and lacking the bottom five inches. The boards show rubbing, wear and moisture indications. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 10.75" x 14" and contains 145 pages, followed by the plates.
 
Lot 5282

$200
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Dan Timmons
Medium: Artist-Signed Painting
Year: c1970
Dimensions: Frame measures 25" by 30"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a painting from Cherokee artist Dan Timmons. This piece, titled "Fathers Bury Their Sons", is signed by the artist at the lower right corner. This work is one of only two paintings of this particular work from Timmons, the artist having made one for himself and one for our consigner, who was personal friends with him. The painting uses bright, vivid colors to portray a father carrying his son to his burial. Timmons, a Cherokee Native American from Oklahoma, works in the traditional style, featuring classic Native American designs and using watercolors and other mediums. The work is intricately detailed, with at times the artist using a single brush hair to paint a line. This work was professionally framed in a wooden frame with black matting. The framed piece shows very well, with the colors remaining strong and vibrant.

Included with this painting is a news article on the artist from The Norman Transcript in 1973, describing his use of the traditional style. The news article features photographs of Timmons and several pieces of his work, including this painting.
 
Lot 5283

$15
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are focused on the areas of Danver and Dedham. These volumes may contain a historical society's bookplate on the endpapers, as well as other library markings. The volumes may have been rebound or show signs of restoration work. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Some of these volumes show advanced indications of age/wear including detached boards and chipping to pages; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5284

$200
Title: Ontarian Families. Genealogies of United Empire Loyalist and Other Pioneer Families of Upper Canada
Author: Edward Marion Chadwick
Publisher: Rolph, Smith & Co.
Printing Year: 1895-98
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Rebound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering on the spine, this antique set is a scarce genealogical work on the families of Ontario and Upper Canada. The work features many illustrations of armorial bearings, including numerous full-page and color plates. These ex-library volumes were rebound in the Twentieth Century in library bindings, and have raised stamps on the title pages and last pages of text. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some wear and chipping to the cloth along the extremities. The bindings show play, with several detached pages and signatures. The pages are clean and lightly age-toned. The books measure approximately 9.5" x 12.5".
 
Lot 5285

$130
Title: The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Publisher: The Ingersoll Publishers, Inc.
Printing Year: 1900
Number of Volumes: Complete twelve-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorations, this antique set is the "New Dresden Edition" of the works of Robert G. Ingersoll, including his lectures, legal writings, interviews, discussions, political writings and tributes. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait in volume one. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.25" x 8".
 
Lot 5286

$50
This lot includes the pair of stamp albums shown in the corresponding image. These albums include many United States Plate Number Blocks. 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 5287

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles authored by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore:

- We Were Soldiers Once...and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1992 by Random House - This volume, complete with dust jacket, and signed by both authors on the title page, is an account of Ia Drang--"The battle that changed the war in Vietnam."
- We Are Soldiers Still by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1998 by Harper Collins - This stated first edition is complete with dust and signed by both authors on the title page. This volume recounts the authors' visit back to the Ia Drang Valley.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in like-new condition, with light shelf wear to the jackets.
 
Lot 5288

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage posters:

- The Warsaw Autumn by Hubert Milscher - Dated 1985 by KAW - Dimensions 26" by 39" - edges show some creasing and small tears
- Gestalt Visions of German Design by Mendell & Oberer - Dated 1996 by Kader Lithographers Inc. - Dimensions 23" by 34" - corners show pin holes, poster has been folded into eighths and shows creasing
- The Camenae Quartet by Wells - undated by uncredited printer - Dimensions 14" by 23"
- The Forgotten Ones by Milton Rogovin - Dated 1985 by Albright-Knox Art Gallery - Dimensions 8.5" by 14"
- My Best Work by Seymour Shwast - Dated 1971 by Mead Library of Ideas - Dimensions 12.5" by 24.5" - has been folded into thirds, shows creases
- Flickers by Chermayeff & Geismar - undated by uncredited printer - Dimensions 30" by 46" - poster has been rolled, corners show pinholes, some wear at edges
- Concertgebouworkest Serie C by uncredited artist - undated by Hessel/Klock - Dimensions 46" by 32.5" - vibrant silkscreen from Amsterdam, poster has been rolled, corners show pinholes, some wear at edges, small tear in body of poster

These bright, vivid posters show beautifully, with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5289

$60
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 West Augusta, Albemarle County, Bedford County, Clarke County, Culpeper County, and Ohio 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. 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 5290

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

Title: Groucho
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 10 of 200 printings. This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully, with very little sign of age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5291

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Massachusetts history with gilt embossing:

- Old Naumkeag by C.H. Webber & W.S. Nevins - Dated 1877 by A.A. Smith & Company (Salem) - Illustrated.
- Historical Sketches of the Town of Leicester, Massachusetts by Emory Washburn - Dated 1860 by John Wilson and Son (Boston)
- History of North Brookfield, Massachusetts by J.H. Temple - Dated 1887 by The Town of North Brookfield
- A Sketch of the History of Attleborough by John Daggett - Dated 1894 by Samuel Usher (Boston) - Excellent condition.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These are ex-library volumes.
 
Lot 5292

$40
This lot includes the group of approximately 25 pieces of Arelene Bisesi 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 a selection of original drawings, paintings and studies. Two of the pieces are in frames, one is lacking the glass. These pieces show well, in a modern art style.  These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5293

$110
This lot includes the group of original, antique souvenir booklets from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 shown in the corresponding image(s). These oblong, decorative volumes show very nicely, with bright gilt detailed pictorial covers and gilt lettering.

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 5294

$25
Title: Debates Resolutions and Other Proceedings, of the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Oliver & Munroe
Printing Year: 1808

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with bright gilt lettering along the spine, this antique volume is a scarce early Massachusetts history on the convention of 1788. This is an ex-library volume, rebound in the Twentieth Century in a library binding and having stamps on the title page and last page of text. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is very tightly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 7" and contains 236 pages.
 
Lot 5295

$45
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Mayflower descendants shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes were published in the early 1900's, and discuss Mayflower descendants from a range of states including California, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma. 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 5296

$300
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include several with chromolithograph covers and internal illustrations. 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, several of the volumes do show some advanced wear indications.
 
Lot 5297

$25
This lot includes the group of antique 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 a variety of prints and lithographs. Included are a prints and books illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson, a print from Albert Moore, prints from D. L. Corbett, and an assortment of other artists. 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 5298

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

- A Documentary History of Education in the South Before 1860 Edited by Edgar W. Knight - Dated 1949 by The University of North Carolina Press - Five-volume set.
- Southern Literary Messenger by various authors - Dated 1838 by uncredited publisher - Bound magazine compilation. Shows some advanced wear.
- Thomas Grange Simons III, His Forebearers and Relations by Robert Bentham Simons - Dated 1954 by Privately published - Author-signed.
- We Discover the Old Dominion by Louise Closser Hale - Dated 1916 by Dodd, Mead & Company - Lacking front free endpaper.
- Raleigh, Capital of North Carolina by various authors (Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration) - Dated 1975 by AMS Press - Modern reprint.
- Creating Georgia, Minutes of the Bray Associates 1730-1732 Edited by Rodney M. Baine - Dated 1995 by The University of Georgia 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 5299

$35
This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include lives of the saints, the New Hampshire Bible Society, and foreign missions. 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.
 
Lot 5300

$35
This lot includes the group of approximately 50 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. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.

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

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