Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Ithaca, NY, United States
DoneSun, Dec 13, 2015 4:00 PM GMT
Books, Art and Ephemera – Sendak, Rossman,
This catalog presents rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera, artwork and collectibles. Prominent in this sale is a large selection of signed Maurice Sendak posters and drawings and a poster collection from the estate of activitist Michael Rossman. Antique and rare books in this catalog feature early examples such as the 1776 printing of “Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress Held at Philadelphia, May 10 1775,” the 1756 printing of Shebbeare’s “Fourth Letter to the People of England,” and “The Costume of Turkey,” produced in 1804 with hand-colored plates. Other scarce titles include Brinkley’s 10V “Japan Described and Illustrated by the Japanese” and the companion 2V set, “Art of Japan” in the 1897-1901 Satsuma limited edition of 50, and Mason’s “Costume of China,” printed c1829 with hand-colored engraved plates. Several pleasing collections are highlighted by a broad selection of desirable early Americana titles such as the 1829 printing of Lozieres’ “Voyage a la Louisiane” with the map, and the 1774 printing of “Extracts from the Votes and Proceedings of the American Continental Congress.” Also offered is a large personal library of reference works relating to the history of photography. Additional lots include titles from categories such as military, railroad, American West, Native American, atlases, astronomy, agriculture, and much more. Found throughout this catalog are interesting offerings of ephemera, artwork and collectibles. The Sendak posters and drawings include representations from “Where the Wild Things Are.” Among the Rossman protest posters are specimens that were produced on the back sides of used campus computer paper. Also offered are two original pieces by Arnold Lobel. Antique ephemera lots include a medieval vellum manuscript leaf and groups that incorporate postcards, railroad-related, magazines, NOS magic-related pamphlets, comics, travel-related, photographs, stamps, and other genres.