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    Sale 2272

    Fine Books & Manuscripts including Americana

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 42

    [SPORTING BOOKS]. QUEENY, Edgar M. Prairie Wings: Pen and Camera Flight Studies. New York: Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 1946. 4o. Additional etched frontispiece captioned and signed by Richard E. Bishop, color frontispiece and illustrated throughout from photographs. Original unbleached pigskin, gilt (upper hinge starting, extremities rubbed). FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 97 of 200 copies for sale of a total edition of 225 SIGNED by the author and artist beneath the colophon. -- SCHALDACH, William J. Carl Rungius. West Hartford, Vermont: The Countryman Press, 1945. 2o. Etched frontispiece signed by the artist Carl Rungius, 19 plates (10 tipped-in and color) and illustrations in the text. Original green and ochre linen gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 64 of 150 copies for sale of a total edition of 160 copies signed by the author and artist beneath the colophon. -- EDWARDS, Lionel. The Passing Season. London: Country Life Ltd., [1927]. 2o. Color frontispiece and 17 mounted color plates signed by the artist Lionel Edwards. Original ochre cloth gilt (front cover unevenly and lightly soiled). FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 2 of 150 copies for sale in the United Kingdom of a total edition of 250. (3)

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    [SPORTING BOOKS]. QUEENY, Edgar M. Prairie Wings: Pen and Camera Flight Studies. New York: Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 1946. 4o. Additional etched frontispiece captioned and signed by Richard E. Bishop, color frontispiece and illustrated throughout from photographs. Original unbleached pigskin, gilt (upper hinge starting, extremities rubbed). FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 97 of 200 copies for sale of a total edition of 225 SIGNED by the author and artist beneath the colophon. -- SCHALDACH, William J. Carl Rungius. West Hartford, Vermont: The Countryman Press, 1945. 2o. Etched frontispiece signed by the artist Carl Rungius, 19 plates (10 tipped-in and color) and illustrations in the text. Original green and ochre linen gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 64 of 150 copies for sale of a total edition of 160 copies signed by the author and artist beneath the colophon. -- EDWARDS, Lionel. The Passing Season. London: Country Life Ltd., [1927]. 2o. Color frontispiece and 17 mounted color plates signed by the artist Lionel Edwards. Original ochre cloth gilt (front cover unevenly and lightly soiled). FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 2 of 150 copies for sale in the United Kingdom of a total edition of 250. (3)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF SIR JOHN R. H. AND LADY THOURON, REMOVED FROM HISTORIC DOE RUN FARM, A DU PONT LEGACY