R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
comes from the Arabian Nights, an ancient story from Basrah, Iraq; in Arabic, Sinbad was ‘As-Sindi-baad Al-Bahn.’ The present group comprises twenty cartoon slides of Sinbad’s adventures, telling the story very nicely with captions in English. Condition excellent.
120 “THE SPANISH CROWD”- GODEFROY PERE & FILS ($35-Up)
A print from a decoupage work, characters in Spanish dress, beautiful detail and quite interesting. Probably 19th Century, under glass in a black frame, 11x14” in fine condition.
121 STEINBERG, SAUL: “DERRIERE LE MIROIR” ($20-Up)
Catalog showing five double-folio works by Steinberg, 1971, one as the cover of an art periodical in French, and with a commentary by Jacques Dupin.Wonderfully pointed and humorous. Dampstain at left and bottom of cover, but all other contents are very fine.
122 SUPERMAN’S 50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY ($10-Up)
Poster, 23” x 17”, 1988, celebrating this great event! Issued by the NY
Daily News. Some dustiness, rolled, overall in very good condition.
123 THREE PENNY OPERA: JACK LEVINE ETCHINGS ($500-Up)
Outstanding limited edition double Portfolio Dreigroschenfilm, inspired by the Brecht-Pabst film of 1930, Dreigroschenoper, (Three Penny Opera). New York, Touchstone Publishers, 1967. No. XLII/XLV. Two suites of 25 soft ground etchings, each in a different tint, size 19x15, all Signed by the artist. In fine condition.
124 THREE POETS: BURNS, SHAKESPEARE, MOORE ($10-Up)
The right idea, but on the piece, it is “Shakspere”. The artist was T C Wilson. Chipping of right edge, otherwise good. Enchanting image!
125 TREES IN LANDSCAPES: PRINT GROUP  ($10-Up)
Interesting group of 12 Prints, apparently from an early 20th century instruction book for artists in pencil, with 1 sheet of associated text. Features foliage and landscapes by J.D. Harding. Good to very good.
126 TWO HANDS, WRITING  ($10-Up)
Two lovely 8vo prints of hands preparing to draw, probably from a 19th-century artist’s instructional book. One with the artist’s initials. Both very good condition.
127 U.S.S. CHICAGO - A. OPERTI ($60-Up)
New York artist Operti (1852-1927) was well known for his painted opertic scenes and polar images. Here, a fine patriotic color drawing of a battleship, 16x20”, with minor damage, else very fine. Comes with another pencil drawing of the U.S.S. Maine, which is in poor condition, with the top left corner missing and the bottom right corner detached but present.
128 VANITY FAIR PRINT: MATTHEW ARNOLD ($10-Up)
English poet and cultural critic (1822-1888). A print from Vanity Fair , Nov. 11, 1871. No. 158, and no. 36 of the “Men of the Day” series. Good condition.
129 VANITY FAIR PRINT: THOMAS CARLYLE ($15-Up)
Influential Scottish essayist, historian and satirist (1795-1881). A Vanity Fair cartoon, Oct. 22 1870, ca. 14” x 9.12”, No. 103, and No. 12 of the series “Men of the Day.” Its caption reads, “The Diogenes of the Modern Corinthians without his Tub.” Edge wear including chips out at upper left and lower right, otherwise very good.
130 VANITY FAIR PRINT: ALFRED, Lord TENNYSON ($10-Up)
Greatly beloved English poet (1809-1892); became a Baron. Vanity Fair cartoon, July 22, 1871, No. 142,