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Auction Description for Swann:
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9th Sept 10am - 4pm. 11th/12th/13th Sept 10am - 6pm.
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(335 Lots)

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

335 lots

September 14, 2000

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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Description: BERENICE ABBOTT Changing New York. New York, 1939. 97 plates. 4to, cloth; lacks the dust jacket; ex-library, with stamp and ink notationon front pastedown. FIRST EDITION. E150/250 Commissioned by the W.P.A, Abbott's photographs of Manhattan and the boroughs beautifully represent pre-World War II New York.

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Description: BERENICE ABBOTT Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery. Silver print, 1935; printed later. 7.5 x 9.5in, with the photographer's signature and inscription, in pencil, on mount recto and her Maine handstamp on mount verso. E1,000/1,500 The photographer inscribed this print: "Thanks to Ken Lieberman, For a splendid job-Berenice Abbott."

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Description: BERENICE ABBOTT Downtown Skyport, Pier 1. Silver print, 1936. 9.5 x 7.5in, with the photographer's handwritten caption, in pencil, and her "Changing New York" handstamp on verso. E3,000/4,000 This image appears as plate 44 in Abbott's book CHANGING NEW YORK [see lot 1.]

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Description: HORATIO ALGER Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the BootBlacks. Boston, (1868). Illustrated. 8vo, publisher's green cloth stamped in blind and gilt, cocked, joints cracked, quite worn; binding threads tearing in last half of book with a loose signature, others starting, scattered soiling. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, FIRSTISSUE, with Fame and Fortune listed in ads and Dick standing alone ontitle-page. E1,000/1,500 The ultimate New York rags to riches story.

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Description: "ALWAYS INSPIRING! / NEW YORK" Offset color lithographed poster, 40.5 x 25 inches; repaired tears in corners and margins, some affecting image, restoration in image. An advertisement for the Pennsylvania Railroad featuring people walking outside of the United Nations beneath a blue sky.

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