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(FURNITURE-MAKING.) Widdifield, John. Manuscript furniture designs by an early 18th-century Philadelphia joiner.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $15,000 - $25,000

Description: (FURNITURE-MAKING.) Widdifield, John. Manuscript furniture designs by an early 18th-century Philadelphia joiner. 68 manuscript pages by John Widdifield, plus a few later memoranda by other family members from 1762 to 1865, irregularly paginated through 126 with numerous blanks. 8vo, contemporary polished calf gilt, minor wear, lacking clasp; lacking front free endpaper, three leaves, and part of 93-94, fourth leaf detached, contents generally strong and legible; signed by Widdifield on front pastedown and elsewhere. England and Philadelphia, circa 1700-20

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(VERMONT.) Unpublished report of a Congressional committee on Vermont statehood.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: (VERMONT.) Unpublished report of a Congressional committee on Vermont statehood. 4 manuscript pages in an unknown hand, 13 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, on one folding sheet; partial separations at folds, moderate edge wear with slight loss of text, apparently lacking one or more final pages. (MRS) [Philadelphia?], [7 January 1782?]

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(PENNSYLVANIA.) [Patterson, Robert.] A Whiskey Rebellion sympathizer encounters the army sent to crush it.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: (PENNSYLVANIA.) [Patterson, Robert.] A Whiskey Rebellion sympathizer encounters the army sent to crush it. Autograph Letter Signed as "P.R." to brother-in-law William Canon of Canonsburgh in southwestern Pennsylvania. 4 pages, 12 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, on 2 sheets; including address panel and docketing but no postal markings; moderate wear with loss of a few letters. (MRS) "Bonnet's near Bedford," PA, 24 October 1794

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MARY CASSATT The Stocking.

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2015

USA

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Description: MARY CASSATT The Stocking. Drypoint printed in dark, brownish black on cream laid paper, 1890. 260x185 mm; 10 1/4x7 1/4 inches, full margins. Fifth state (of 6), before the scratch on the baby's left cheek. Edition of approximately only 25. Signed in pencil, lower right. With the artist's blue ink stamp (Lugt 604, lower right recto). Partial coat-of-arms watermark. A superb impression of this very scarce print, with richly-inked burr, strong contrasts and no sign of wear. We have found only 5 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Breeskin 129.

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JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Black Family (Family of Six).

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September 15, 2015, 2:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: JOHN BIGGERS (1924 - 2001) Black Family (Family of Six). Lithograph, 1986. 552x660 mm; 21 3/4x26 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from an unknown size. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Artist's Proof I" in pencil, lower margin. Additionally, inscribed "To Maya and Paul, In honor of our 30 year friendship Aug. 18, '94" in brown ink, lower margin. Printed by Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, New York.

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(FOOD AND DRINK.) Recipe book kept by the Baker-Martin family.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $400

Description: (FOOD AND DRINK.) Recipe book kept by the Baker-Martin family. 13 manuscript pages in several hands. 12mo, disbound, with detached original front wrapper; moderate wear; signed in various places by three early owners. (MRS) [New York?], 1814-73

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SALVADOR DALÍ Horseman.

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2015

USA

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Description: SALVADOR DALÍ Horseman. Etching printed in brown on cream wove paper, 1975. 390x295 mm; 15 1/2x11 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 26/200 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Emiliano Sorini, New York. Published by Levine and Levine, New York. A very good impression. Based on Dalí's earlier etching Don Quichotte, 1964 (Field 64-4). This second plate, for Horseman, was approved by Dalí and, according to Field, "An edition of unknown size was printed by Sorini, of which Dalí signed 200 numbered prints." Michler/Löpsinger 99; Field 64-4 and p. 237.

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(RELIGION.) Shepard, Thomas. Certain Select Cases Resolved, Specially Tending to the Right Ordering of the Heart.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: (RELIGION.) Shepard, Thomas. Certain Select Cases Resolved, Specially Tending to the Right Ordering of the Heart. [7], 87 pages. Small 8vo, disbound; moderate dampstaining to first 5 leaves, moderate wear, early ink marks in margins, lone worm hole. London: W.H. for John Rothwell, 1650

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(COLORADO.) Raymond's Vacation Excursion, Royal Gorge, Grand Canon of the Arkansas.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: (COLORADO.) Raymond's Vacation Excursion, Royal Gorge, Grand Canon of the Arkansas. Albumen photograph, 13 1/2 x 10 inches, on printed mount; mount residue in margins, photograph quite clean and fresh, toning on verso. Colorado, 1882

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(FILM.) Group of 11 photographs of the Iron Horse shoot.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: (FILM.) Group of 11 photographs of the Iron Horse shoot. Most about 2 1/2 x 4 inches, almost all captioned on recto or verso; minor wear. Vp, [1924]

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Broad Bridge.

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2015

USA

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Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER The Broad Bridge. Lithograph printed in black on ivory wove plate paper, 1878. 187x281 mm; 7 3/8x11 1/8 inches, full margins. Edition unknown but likely very small. A superb impression of this extremely scarce, early lithograph. We have found only 3 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. This print is known in a small number of proofs as well as an unknown-size published edition (considered to be very small). Way lists 12 proof impressions, as well as "many hundreds" printed for the magazine Piccadilly. However, Spink, et als., cite a scant 4 proof impressions in public collections and only 8 impressions from the published edition in public collections. Despite Way's claim for the large published edition size, based on auction records over the past three decades and the limited public holdings of this lithograph, the number of extant impressions is likely very small. This is one of four subjects that Whistler executed for Piccadilly and the only print issued with the magazine, which went out of business only two weeks after the issue containing the lithograph was published (further evidence that Way's "hundreds" of impressions printed for the magazine were not realized). The other Whistler lithographs intended for Picadilly, but never published, are Early Morning, The Toilet and The Tall Bridge (Spink 9, 10 and 12). Way 8; Levy 18; Spink 11.

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(MORMONS.) Group of 15 pamphlets on Utah and the Mormons.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: (MORMONS.) Group of 15 pamphlets on Utah and the Mormons. Various sizes, bindings, and conditions, with most either stitched or in original wrappers. (MRS) Vp, 1849-93

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(WASHINGTON, GEORGE.) Hills, B.L. Columbia's Lamentation Over Washington.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: (WASHINGTON, GEORGE.) Hills, B.L. Columbia's Lamentation Over Washington. Letterpress broadside, 14 3/4 x 5 inches; several small holes along folds, minor edge wear, small grease stain. (MRS) Np, circa 1800-40?

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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Hastings, Susannah Willard Johnson. A Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Johnson.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: PRESENTATION COPY FROM MRS. JOHNSON'S GRANDDAUGHTER (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Hastings, Susannah Willard Johnson. A Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Johnson. 144 pages. 12mo, 20th-century 3/4 morocco; small hole in title page, moderate foxing, minor dampstaining; presentation inscription on flyleaf. (MRS) Windsor, VT: Alden Spooner, 1807

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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1780.) Andre, John. Contemporary copy of the British spy's final letter from an American prison.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1780.) Andre, John. Contemporary copy of the British spy's final letter from an American prison. Manuscript transcript in an unknown 18th-century hand. 2 pages, 10 x 7 1/2 inches, on two leaves of a folding sheet; minimal wear. Tappan, NY, 29 September 1780

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(ARCTIC.) Franklin, John. Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: (ARCTIC.) Franklin, John. Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea and Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea. 4 and 6 folding maps (2 hand-colored), 31 and 31 plates (12 of them hand-colored). xv, 783 [1]; xxiv, 320, clvii, [2] pages. 2 volumes. 4to, library cloth, moderate wear; intermittent foxing, two of the maps worn but complete; inked stamps of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary on front pastedowns and title pages. London, 1823 and 1828

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(ARCTIC.) Ross, John, Sir. A Voyage of Discovery . . . for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay,

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: (ARCTIC.) Ross, John, Sir. A Voyage of Discovery . . . for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage. 3 folding maps, 24 (of 25) plates (including 13 hand-colored), 3 folding tables preceded by an engraved leaf of explanatory text. [6], xxxix, [1], 252, cxliv pages. 4to, modern library cloth, moderate wear; foxing, page wear, intermittent soiling, first map and title page laid down on paper, a few tears, lacking errata slip and the Xeme plate in the appendix; later owner's signature on verso of first map, inked St. Charles Borromeo Seminary stamps on front pastedown and title page. London, 1819

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(NEW YORK CITY.) Large collection of professional photographs of Times Square's Astor Hotel.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: (NEW YORK CITY.) Large collection of professional photographs of Times Square's Astor Hotel. 182 photographs in various formats, loose or mounted in two albums; various sizes and conditions. New York, [1904]-circa 1950s

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(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) [Williams?], George Morton. Letter discussing one of John Brown's spears--and his face.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) [Williams?], George Morton. Letter discussing one of John Brown's spears--and his face. Autograph Letter Signed as "George" to unknown recipient. 8 octavo pages on 2 folding sheets; just a bit of glue residue from mounting. Culpeper Court House, VA, 25 October 1859

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WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Contemporary copy of Washington's important letter to General John Thomas.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: "EVERY POST OUGHT TO BE DEEMED HONORABLE IN WHICH A MAN CAN SERVE HIS COUNTRY" WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Contemporary copy of Washington's important letter to General John Thomas. 4 manuscript pages, 12 1/4 x 8 inches, in an unknown hand on one folding sheet; separations at folds with archival tape repairs. (MRS) Cambridge, MA, 23 July 1775

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(KENNEDY, JOHN F.) ABC Radio News log for the Kennedy assassination.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $400

Description: (KENNEDY, JOHN F.) ABC Radio News log for the Kennedy assassination. 15, 14, 19, 25 single-sided mimeographed pages, stapled at one corner; minimal wear. [New York], 22 to 25 November 1963

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(JUDAICA.) [Gratz, Rebecca.] Her manuscript annual report for the first Jewish Sunday school in America.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

Description: (JUDAICA.) [Gratz, Rebecca.] Her manuscript annual report for the first Jewish Sunday school in America. Autograph Document on 2 pages, with financial summary in an unknown hand on the facing page. 3 pages, 10 x 8 inches, on one folding sheet; folds and minor wear. [Philadelphia], March 1851

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(CIVIL WAR--NEW YORK.) Original artwork for a Gettysburg monument to a New York soldier.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: (CIVIL WAR--NEW YORK.) Original artwork for a Gettysburg monument to a New York soldier. Oil on paper, 24 x 18 inches; several short closed tears repaired with tape on verso, wear to right margin. Np, 1889

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ROMARE BEARDEN (1911 - 1988) The Obeah's Choice (Le Choix de la Sorcière; Choua Manmbo-A).

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September 15, 2015, 2:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: ROMARE BEARDEN (1911 - 1988) The Obeah's Choice (Le Choix de la Sorcière; Choua Manmbo-A). Watercolor, 1984. 762x560 mm; 30 1/8x22 3/8 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right. From the Rituals of the Obeah series. Provenance: the artist, New York; Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, the estate of Dr. Maya Angelou. Exhibited: Rituals of the Obeah, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, November 14 - December 15, 1984. Illustrated: Schwartzman, Myron. Romare Bearden: His Life and Art, p. 242. Romare Bearden's Obeah series of watercolors are an important period in the artist's late career. They represent both a culmination of his artistic freedom and expression in the medium, and his awareness of the traditions of his second home on the Caribbean island of St. Martin. The role of the Obeah is a well-known part of Afro-Caribbean communities and cultural history--typically, a woman who practices spiritual, herbal and mystical healing in her village. Bearden described the mythological imagery of this watercolor with Professor Myron Schwartzman in his studio just before his 1984 exhibition Rituals of the Obeah: "RB: This one is The Obeah's Choice. She has chosen this girl, but she's holding this part of her. And this girl can't go away, do you understand? MS: I think so. And when she holds a person... RB: She's taking some part of her; If she wants to change, go into a man or somebody else, she's got her. And that was the way I symbolized it." The Obeah series also continues Romare Bearden's depiction of strong female figures, from his Conjur Woman to Maudell Sleet. Bearden's watercolors embrace different ideas of myth, superstition and the unknown, outside of the Western tradition, in a striking and lush expressionism. This watercolor is the third work from this series to come to auction. Schwartzman pp. 240-41.

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(CIVIL WAR.) Pair of notebooks tracking graves on Civil War battlefields.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: (CIVIL WAR.) Pair of notebooks tracking graves on Civil War battlefields. 43, 82 manuscript pages. 8vo, unmatched original calf bindings, the first worn and partially disbound; contents generally clean. Vp, 1867 and undated

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PAVEL TCHELITCHEW Group of Figures in a Landscape.

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2015

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Description: PAVEL TCHELITCHEW Group of Figures in a Landscape. Pen and ink and wash. 212x274 mm; 8 1/4x10 3/4 inches. Ex-collection Estate of Lincoln Kirstein, New York; private collection. Tchelitchew (1898-1957) was born in Russia and developed an interest in art at an early age. One of his instructors in Kiev was Alexandra Ekster, a pupil of Fernand Léger and an important theater designer in Soviet Russia. Tchelitchew left Russia in 1920, stopping briefly in Berlin, and executed several theater designs before ending up in Paris and becoming acquainted with Gertrude Stein and her coterie. He moved to New York in the mid-1930s with his partner, the writer Charles Henri Ford, and became close friends with Paul Cadmus's brother-in-law Lincoln Kirstein (who along with George Balanchine formed the New York City Ballet). Tchelitchew designed costumes and sets for several important ballet productions in New York City, including Balanchine's Errante and Orpheus. Through his connection to Kirstein, Tchelitchew became part of the artistic circle that included Cadmus, French, Tooker and others.

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(EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINTS.) Group of 3 sermons by various authors.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: (EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINTS.) Group of 3 sermons by various authors. Each 8vo, stitched, uncut, various wear. Boston, 1730-63

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STUART DAVIS Place des Vosges.

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2015

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Description: STUART DAVIS Place des Vosges. Lithograph on Chine appliqué, 1928. 232x341 mm; 9 1/8x13 1/2 inches, wide margins. Signed and numbered 8/10 in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression of this scarce lithograph. A view of the Place des Vosges, or "Bishops Square," the oldest planned square in Paris, designed and built during the reign of Henry IV from 1605 to 1612, and widely admired for its arched colonnade adn vaulted arcades. We have found only 3 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Cole/Myers 3.

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(MASSACHUSETTS.) Bean, Joseph. Diaries and sermons of a colonial Congregationalist pastor in Wrentham.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: (MASSACHUSETTS.) Bean, Joseph. Diaries and sermons of a colonial Congregationalist pastor in Wrentham. 2 diaries, 1769-70 * 20 bound sermons, 1757-70 * and other related papers (0.2 linear feet in total); condition generally strong, wrappers worn when present, a few sermons chipped or incomplete. With the small contemporary wooden crate they were found in. Vp, 1753-70

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CHARLY

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September 15, 2015, 2:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: CHARLY "CARLOS" PALMER (1960 - ) His Story. Acrylic and collage on cotton canvas, circa 2008. 610x762 mm; 24x30 inches. Signed in acrylic, lower right. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Maya Angelou. Atlanta artist Charly Palmer has developed a national following for his figurative painting that integrates collaged elements with painted figurative images of African-American history and culture. Born in Alabama and raised in Wisconsin, Charly Palmer studied art and design at the American Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute, both in Chicago. After a successful career as a graphic designer and illustrator, Palmer developed a distinctive graphic style in his fine art. His Story is a very good example from popular Civil Rights series. Today his artwork is found in many private and public collections including Atlanta Life Insurance, McDonald's Corporation, Miller Brewing Company, the Coca Cola Company and Vanderbilt University. The artist also has been the recipient of significant commissions including an official poster for the 1996 Olympics and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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ALEXANDRE HOGUE Cap Rock Ranch.

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2015

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Description: ALEXANDRE HOGUE Cap Rock Ranch. Lithograph on cream wove paper. 175x300 mm; 7x11 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. A very good impression of this scarce lithograph. Hogue (1898-1984) was born in Missouri and studied briefly at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1919) before moving to Dallas for employment as an illustrator at the Dallas Morning News. He took up painting in the 1930s and soon developed a loyal following for his Southwestern and Midwestern landscapes of the Dust Bowl era. From 1945 to 1963, he was the head of the art department at the University of Tulsa.

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FAITH RINGGOLD (1930 -    ) Maya's Quilt of Life.

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September 15, 2015, 2:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $150,000 - $250,000

Description: FAITH RINGGOLD (1930 - ) Maya's Quilt of Life. Acrylic on canvas and painted, dyed and pieced fabrics, 1989. 1854x1854 mm; 73x73 inches. Inscribed "Maya's Quilt of Life by Faith Ringgold © 1989" and "This painted story quilt is a tribute to the universal wisdom and strength of Maya Angelou, the phenomenal woman, writer, poet, thinker and human being. It was commissioned for Ms. Angelou's birthday, April 4, 1989, by Oprah Winfrey who says of Ms. Angelou: "She is our mother, sister, friend and teacher." and "Text of the quilt is excerpted from: Just Give Me A Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie © 1971, Gather Together In My Name © 1974, The Heart of A Woman © 1981, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings © 1970 by Maya Angelou reprinted here by permission of Random House, Inc., New York City" in ink, upper left recto. Also inscribed "Maya's Quilt of Life by Faith Ringgold © 1989, acrylic paint on canvas and printed, dyed and pieced fabrics, 73" by 73", text from Maya Angelou's published works by permission of Random House, NYC." in ink on canvas, lower left verso. Provenance: commissioned by Oprah Winfrey and given to Dr. Angelou on her birthday; the estate of Dr. Maya Angelou. Maya's Quilt of Life is a quintessential story quilt by Faith Ringgold - an excellent example of her unique art form, the artist's ingenious incorporation of painting, narrative texts and quilt-making, and a beautiful, moving portrait of Dr. Angelou. Ringgold paints a confident and beautiful young woman walking down a wooded path lined with blossoming spring flowers. Dr. Angelou is wearing her signature brightly patterned African print dress and head scarf. Ringgold's portrait embodies the strength, independence and beauty of Dr. Angelou. Ringgold's bold combination of collage, color and pattern all reinforce the visual expressiveness and celebratory character of the artwork. The panels of hand-written quotations from Dr. Angelou's writings remind us of the two artists' common interests. Ringgold's story quilts were born from her writings and performance work in the early 1980s. She sought to express herself not only visually but "in her own words" - and has always included text in her story quilts. Ringgold has said her storytelling's aim was to "shed light on who I am as an African-American woman outside of the limitations that people's stereotypes place on me. I don't want to argue about it. I just want to re-tell the story." Prominently hung in Dr. Angelou's Harlem home, Maya's Quilt of Life made a lasting impression on the many family members, friends and guests who came to visit - though this is the first time it has been publicly exhibited. This is also the first time one of Faith Ringgold story quilts has come to auction. Farrington pp. 73 and 99.

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(WEST.) Slater, William C. Three letters from a Gold Rush emigrant on the California Trail, plus one announcing his death.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: (WEST.) Slater, William C. Three letters from a Gold Rush emigrant on the California Trail, plus one announcing his death. 2, 2, 4, 2 manuscript pages, various sizes, most with integral address leaves, including inked postmarks from Iowa City, IO and Sacramento, CA; poor spelling, moderate to heavy wear and separations at folds, though minimal loss of text. (MRS) Vp, 1850

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BERNARD CASEY (1939 -   ) Music and Fruit (Songs in Eden).

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September 15, 2015, 2:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: BERNARD CASEY (1939 - ) Music and Fruit (Songs in Eden). Acrylic on cotton canvas, circa early 1970s. 711x559 mm; 28x22 inches. Signed in acrylic, lower right recto. Titled "Songs in Eden" in ink, upper stretcher bar verso. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Maya Angelou. While best known for his long career as a television and movie actor, and as a NFL football player in the 1960s, Bernie Casey is also a talented fine artist. Casey showed his paintings of surreal and abstract compositions in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including two solo exhibitions at the Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles and two at the John Bolles Gallery, San Francisco. Born in Wyco, West Virginia, Casey received both a BA and MFA in Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University. He also served on the Board of Trustees at the Savannah College of Art and Design for over 20 years. His paintings are found in the permanent collections of the Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles, the Beverly Hills Library and the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC. Lewis/Waddy p. 123.

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ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Two Generations.

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September 15, 2015, 2:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Two Generations. Lithograph, 1979. 432x509 mm; 17x20 inches, full margins. First edition (of 2). Signed, titled, dated and numbered 63/100 in pencil, lower margin. Born in Washington, DC, Elizabeth Catlett graduated from Howard University in 1937, where she studied with James Lesesne Wells and Loïs Mailou Jones. She was one of the first recipients of an MFA from the University of Iowa in 1940 where she studied under Grant Wood. Her breakthrough came with the award of a Julius Rosenwald Fellowship in 1946 that enabled her to study in Mexico and complete her important I am the Negro Woman series. She soon moved permanently to Mexico, joined the influential printmakers collective, the Taller de Gráfica Popular, and married artist Francisco Mora in 1947. From the 1950s, she was a heroic and creative voice for social and political equality, particularly for the disenfranchised, the poor and the oppressed. Catlett's work, above all, celebrated women - her modern representation of their power and strength is one of her greatest contributions. Several tributes to Catlett's life and legacy have noted Dr. Maya Angelou designating her "the queen of the arts."

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(CHILDREN'S BOOKS.) Group of 15 early children's books.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: (CHILDREN'S BOOKS.) Group of 15 early children's books. Various sizes, bindings, and conditions. Vp, 1800-64

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(LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.) [Garnsey, Elmer E.?] Study for a mural at the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.) [Garnsey, Elmer E.?] Study for a mural at the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress. Watercolor on paper, to sight 7 3/4 x 11 1/2 and 7 3/4 x 5 inches, laid down in a gilt mat; unsigned, but found in a period frame with a typed label reading "Wall Painting : Library of Congress : Elmer E. Garnsey" and backing newspaper dated 1900. [Washington, 1897?]

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(LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Pair of New Haven Daily Palladium assassination issues, with editor's marks reflecting corrections.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Pair of New Haven Daily Palladium assassination issues, with editor's marks reflecting corrections. 2 and 4 pages, 24 x 18 1/2 inches; both with folds, second extra with minor wear and soiling in upper margin, and marked up in pencil with revisions. New Haven, CT, 15 April 1865

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MAX BECKMANN Holzbrücke.

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2015

USA

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Description: MAX BECKMANN Holzbrücke. Drypoint on cream wove paper, 1922. 286x238 mm; 11 3/8x9 3/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 150. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by Arndt Beyer, Leipzig. From Die Zweite Jahresgabe des Kreises Graphischer Künstler und Sammler. A superb, dark and richly-inked impression with strong contrasts. According to Hofmaier, the Holzbrücke was, "A temporary wooden bridge which replaced the Alte Mainbrücke [Old Main Bridge] while being repaired." It was near the center of Frankfurt and only several blocks from Beckmann's Schweizer Strasse studio. The artist likely drew the design directly on the plate with a drypoint needle; the large sign at the bridge entrance, upper left, appears to read "Rauken [sic] Verboten" (or "Smoking Prohibited") with the letters in reverse. The darkened figure on the bridge walkway, in the background, with the bowler hat is likely a self portrait. Hofmaier 242.

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EDWARD HOPPER Night Shadows.

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2015

USA

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Description: EDWARD HOPPER Night Shadows. Etching, 1921. 175x210 mm; 7x8 1/4 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately 500. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by The New Republic, New York. A brilliant, luminous, richly-inked impression of this important etching, with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear. Based in New York, Hopper (1882-1967) studied at NY Institute of Art and Design and was instructed by prominent artists such as William Merrit Chase and Robert Henri, a progenitor of the Ashcan School of American Art. Though he traveled to Europe several times in the early 1900s when avant-garde movements like Cubism and Surrealism were receiving much attention, he was not greatly swayed by their influence and instead was attracted to the iconic works and dark palette of Rembrandt and other Old Masters. Hopper's work is characterized by a sense of silence and subtlety; he rarely depicted scenes of chaos or camaraderie. He began making etchings and drypoints in 1915 with the help of fellow artist Martin Lewis (see lots 216-229), and he produced 70 prints before he stopped in 1928 to focus solely on painting. Night Shadows is a particularly iconic image, epitomizing Hopper's propensity for conveying isolation and stillness through the use of heavy chiaroscuro and strong, dark hatching throughout. He used a bird's-eye vantage point with extended shadows and darkness to intensify the suspense and drama. The artist depicted this same street corner in a painting from 1913, Corner Saloon, now in the MoMA, New York. Unlike Hopper's other prints, which he printed himself on his personal press in very small editions, this is the only etching that was printed commercially, for The New Republic, New York, and published in a limited edition portfolio for their December 1924 issue. Levin 82.

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(ART.) Papers of landscape architect and artist Charles Downing Lay.

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September 17, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: (ART.) Papers of landscape architect and artist Charles Downing Lay. More than 350 items, including 237 letters (most addressed to Lay), 6 landscape architecture designs by Lay's firm, 4 lectures or essays on landscape architecture, 39 watercolors and engravings by Lay, 15 photographs, and more; condition generally strong. Vp, 1913-66

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