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Lot 6001

$350
Title: Franny and Zooey
Author: J. D. Salinger
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1961 First Edition, First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in grey paper with gilt embossing on the spine and in the original dust jacket, this volume is a first edition first printing of Salinger's third book, published in 1961. This volume was a review copy, with the publisher's note loose inside of the front board, along with period newspaper articles. This first edition of "Franny and Zooey" contains a dedication page facing the copyright page. The dedication reads:

"As nearly as possible in the spirit of Matthew Salinger, as one, urging a luncheon com-panion to accept a cool lima bean, I urge my editor, mentor, and (heaven help him) closest friend, William Shawn, genius domus of The New Yorker, lover of the long shot, protector of the unprolific, defender of the hopelessly flam-boyant, most unreasonably modest of born great artist-editors, to accept this pretty skimpy-looking book."

The book contains two parts having originally appeared as a short story and a novella in The New Yorker in 1955 and 1957, respectively. Franny and Zooey, a sister and brother both in their twenties, are the two youngest members of the Glass family, which was a frequent focus of Salinger's writings. The action of both parts takes place over a long weekend in November 1955. Salinger's known interest in eastern religious philosophy such as Zen Buddhism and Hindu Advaita Vedanta are evident throughout the book, particularly in a brief section in the second part that includes quotations from spiritual texts. There is also a discussion of whether the book is a "mystical story" or a "love story" in the introduction to the second section, as speculated by the book's "narrator," Buddy Glass (who decides it's the latter). Gerald Rosen, in his short 1977 book Zen in the Art of J. D. Salinger, observes that Franny and Zooey could be interpreted as a modern Zen tale, with the main character, Franny, progressing over the course of the book from a state of ignorance to the deep wisdom of enlightenment. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The identical front and the back sides of the cream-colored dust jacket have the title and Salinger's name in black lettering. The jacket has a price of $4.00 at the top inside corner of the front flap, and contains no reviews of the work. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some mild sunning along the board edges. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. There is some darkening to the front endpapers from the publisher's note and newspaper articles that are present. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows light wear, with creasing along the top and bottom edges. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 201 pages.
 
Lot 6002

$600
Title: All the King's Men
Author: Robert Penn Warren
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
Printing Year: 1946 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a Pulitzer Prize winning, first edition, first printing in a second state dust jacket.

Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He founded the influential literary journal, The Southern Review with Cleanth Brooks in 1935. He received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for his novel All the King's Men (1946) and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979. He is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with rubbing to the spine and board edges, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows well, with light edge wear and the inside corners clipped. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 464 pages.
 
Lot 6003

$60
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Lidded Column Cannister
Number of Pieces: 2 (including lid)
Dimension: 18" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. The MacKenzie-Childs items we are selling during this auction all came from the estate of a former staff member of the company who lived in the Ithaca area. This lot features the classic, signature style of MacKenzie-Childs, with hand-painted, whimsical designs in several muted colors.

Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted, American-made ceramics, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible at its facility in Aurora, New York in the Finger Lakes Region. Founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, the company continues a tradition of hand-made ceramics to this day, with every piece molded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast, fired up to three times, hand-glazed, and decorated. The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” (detail courtesy of MacKenzie-Childs' website)

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6004

$40
Title: The French Lieutenant's Woman
Author: John Fowles
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1969 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue-gray cloth with bright gilt and silver embossing and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a stated first edition work by John Fowles, an English novelist and essayist listed among The Times newspaper as one of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945." The dust jacket has a price of $7.95.

The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969), by John Fowles, is a period novel inspired by the 1823 novel Ourika, by Claire de Duras, which Fowles translated to English during 1977 (and revised in 1994). He was a great aficionado of Thomas Hardy, and, in particular, likened his heroine, Sarah Woodruff, to Tess Durbeyfield, the protagonist of Hardy’s popular novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891). (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with light sunning to the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The jacket shows light wear, with a tearing along the spine, including a 1/4" tear two inches up from the bottom of the spine. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 467 pages.
 
Lot 6005

$130
Title: The American Bee Keeper's Manual; Being a Practical Treatise
Author: T. B. Miner
Publisher: C. M. Saxton
Printing Year: 1849

Condition/Details: Bound in blue blind-stamped cloth with gilt embossing on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce work on beekeeping. The work provides detail on queen bees, bee houses, and general care for keeping bees at home. This volume is illustrated with a full-page engraved frontispiece and other engravings within the text throughout. The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and boards, and rubbing to the extremities. The text block is well bound with age-toned, foxed pages. The endpapers show significant foxing and have some writing from previous owners. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 349 pages, with several pages of publisher's advertisements at the end of the work.
 
Lot 6006

$250
Title: For Your Eyes Only
Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Printing Year: 1960 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with a bright white eye on the front board and bright gilt embossed lettering on the spine, this vintage volume is a first edition collection of short stories about the classic spy character James Bond. This volume is in the original, mylar-covered dust jacket, designed by Richard Chopping.

Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was a British author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer. He is reputed to have been the designer of Operation Mincemeat and Operation Goldeneye, one of which was carried out in the Second World War. Best known for his novels about the British spy James Bond, Fleming chronicled Bond's adventures in twelve novels and nine short stories, a literary output that has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most popular series of related novels of all time. Fleming also wrote the children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and two works of non-fiction. In 2008, The Times (of London) ranked Ian Fleming fourteenth on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. There are occasional moisture indications on the edge of the text block. A small sticker from a previous bookstore owner is adhered to the front endpaper. The dust jacket has been professionally restored, and shows light creasing around the edges. The corners of the inside flaps of the jacket have been clipped. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 252 pages.
 
Lot 6007

$200
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Taylor Table Lamp
Number of Pieces: 1
Dimension: 27" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. The MacKenzie-Childs items we are selling during this auction all came from the estate of a former staff member of the company who lived in the Ithaca area. This lot features the classic, signature style of MacKenzie-Childs, with hand-painted, whimsical designs in several muted colors.

Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted, American-made ceramics, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible at its facility in Aurora, New York in the Finger Lakes Region. Founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, the company continues a tradition of hand-made ceramics to this day, with every piece molded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast, fired up to three times, hand-glazed, and decorated. The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” (detail courtesy of MacKenzie-Childs' website)

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. This lamp has padding adhered to the bottom. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6008

$50
Title: The Residual Years, Poems
Author: William Everson
Publisher: New Directions
Printing Year: 1948 Limited First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in patterned boards with maroon cloth spine backing and gilt embossing and in matching designed dust jacket, this vintage poetry volume is the first commercially published book by William Everson. According to the colophon at the rear of this volume, this is one of 1,000 copies printed by Peter Beilenson of Mount Vernon. This is a first edition, first printing. William Everson (September 10, 1912 – June 3, 1994), also known as Brother Antoninus, was an American poet of the San Francisco Renaissance and was also an literary critic and small press printer. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with mild rubbing to the extremities. The mylar-covered jacket shows some wear, with darkening to the spine and cover edges. The bottom corners of the inside flaps are slightly trimmed, but the price of $3.00 remains on the front flap. A small piece of the front cover jacket is lacking at the top right corner. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 148 pages.
 
Lot 6009

$175
Title: A Moveable Feast
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1964 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled green paper with orange cloth spine and bright gilt embossing, this vintage volume is a first edition of "Sketches of the Author's Life in Paris in the Twenties." This volume is in the original dust jacket, with a price of $4.95. The "A" associated with Scribner's first editions is present on the copyright page. The work is illustrated with photographs of the author's life in Paris. The volume shows light external age/wear, with the binding and mylar dust jacket showing well. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 211 pages.
 
Lot 6010

$60
Title: Roadhouse Tales, or Nome in 1900
Author: M. Clark
Publisher: Appeal Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in light tan cloth with blue lettering on the front board and spine, this antique volume is a an early description of Alaska, focusing on the city of Nome. During the period from 1900 – 1909, estimates of Nome's population reached as high as 20,000. The highest recorded population of Nome, in the 1900 United States census, was 12,488. At this time, Nome was the largest city in the Alaska Territory. Early in this period, the U.S. Army policed the area, and expelled any inhabitant each autumn who did not have shelter (or the resources to pay for shelter) for the harsh winter. (historical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with several photographs of Nome. This is an ex-library volume, with light pencil writing on the front free endpaper, and a pocket and slip attached to the rear endpapers. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing and sunning to the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 263 pages.
 
Lot 6011

$150
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Bearded Iris Pedestal Table with Glass Top
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: 28.5" tall (base), 42" diameter (glass top)

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. The MacKenzie-Childs items we are selling during this auction all came from the estate of a former staff member of the company who lived in the Ithaca area. This lot features the classic, signature style of MacKenzie-Childs, with hand-painted, whimsical designs in several muted colors.

Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted, American-made ceramics, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible at its facility in Aurora, New York in the Finger Lakes Region. Founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, the company continues a tradition of hand-made ceramics to this day, with every piece molded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast, fired up to three times, hand-glazed, and decorated. The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” (detail courtesy of MacKenzie-Childs' website)

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. This item is available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, NY.
Lot 6012

$55
This lot includes the group of books and ephemera related to the Adirondack League Club shown in the corresponding image. Featured among these items is an 1898 softcover book, with the fold-out map included. Also included are books from the 1940s through the 1960s and a typed letter to members of the club from 1987.

According to its website: "The Adirondack League Club is a private landowners’ organization founded in 1890. The Club exists mainly as a hunting and fishing club for its members. The Club owns a preserve, and also includes three lake communities where the Club members individually own their lots and camps.

According to General Manager Joe Kutsko, the club’s main goal is to provide recreational benefits to its members and encourage good private stewardship by practicing wildlife and resource management on the 50,000 acres the club’s members own east of Old Forge in Hamilton County in the Adirondacks.

The Adirondack League Club’s Constitution, according to Peter Bertine, calls for the 'preservation and conservation of the Adirondack Forest, propagation and proper protection of fish and game, and the establishment of a preserve for hunting, fishing, rest and recreation of its members.'"

Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6013

$40
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: unknown
Medium: Original, Antique Needlepoint
Year: Nineteenth Century
Dimensions: Frame measures 19" by 9"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an antique, Nineteenth Century oblong needlepoint sampler, featuring the three sets of the alphabet, two in all capital letters and one in lower case letters, as well as numbers one through eight, together on only the top half of the fabric. This antique work shows well, on toned fabric with subdued colors.
 
Lot 6014

$30
This lot includes the group of signed sports-related titles shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes bear the signatures of sports figures and writers, including Watson Brown, Wallene T. Dockery, Buzz Bissinger, Darryl Grant, Alex Karras, George Foreman, Talmage Boston, Tim Rosaforte, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar de la Hoya, Mike Curtis, and Jerry Tarkanian, as well as a volume signed by several members of the Harlem Globetrotters. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6015

$70
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Salt & Pepper Shakers
Number of Pieces: 6
Dimension: 5.25" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. The MacKenzie-Childs items we are selling during this auction all came from the estate of a former staff member of the company who lived in the Ithaca area. This lot features the classic, signature style of MacKenzie-Childs, with hand-painted, whimsical designs in several muted colors.

Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted, American-made ceramics, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible at its facility in Aurora, New York in the Finger Lakes Region. Founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, the company continues a tradition of hand-made ceramics to this day, with every piece molded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast, fired up to three times, hand-glazed, and decorated. The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” (detail courtesy of MacKenzie-Childs' website)

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6016

$35
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6017

$70
This lot includes the group of author-signed children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include signatures of Caroline Kennedy, Ray Romano, George Foreman, Ed Koch, Tina Louise, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, two volumes by Jamie Lee Curtis, and two volumes by Gloria Estefan. These volumes are all first editions, in mylared dust jackets, and in like-new condition. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6018

$45
This auction lot includes the complete works of author David Ebershoff, each an author-signed first edition:

- The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff - Dated 2000 by Viking
- The Rose City Stories by David Ebershoff - Dated 2001 by Viking - The dust jacket shows light wear, with rubbing on the front and rear wrappers.
- Pasadena by David Ebershoff - Dated 2002 by Random House - There is a light red mark on the bottom edge of the text block, which does not affect the pages.
- The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff - Dated 2008 by Random House

Unless otherwise noted, these volumes are in like-new condition, with each tightly bound with clean pages and in mylar-covered, like-new dust jackets. Each volume contains the author's signature on the title page. These four volumes represent Ebershoff's complete published works.
 
Lot 6019

$30
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Harry Begay
Medium: Ceramic Plaque
Year: undated
Dimensions: Measures 8" by 8"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a Navajo-themed ceramic plaque of a frog by renowned artist Harry Begay. Written on the back in pencil is "Frogs, the Frogs are sitting for prayer to the God Bless and rainfall around each side, Harry Begay," with a small price sticker of $15.00. This piece may have been an early work, with the handwritten note by him. Harry Begay lives in the Gallup, NM area and is well known for his silversmithing. He has always worked in the "old style" manner; creating his own stamps and buying scrap silver to melt and pound into ingots. Harry is known for heavy gauge jewelry with a soft, lovely patina. His work has always been in demand, but he has not been able to produce as much after a recent heart attack. (www.silversun-sf.com) This piece shows well, with bold colors common to Navajo artwork.
 
Lot 6020

$70
Title: The Zodiacal Cards and How to Use Them
Author: Grace Angela
Publisher: The Author
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with pictorial cover showing the signs of the zodiac, this antique volume is a scarce work on reading Zodiacal Cards, with "a system of interpretation, mind-training and entertainment based upon nature's correspondencies and the signs of the Zodiac." The work is illustrated with a fold-out of the "Zodiacal Design for Portable Card-Tables." According to research, this volume originally came with a deck of 40 cards, which are not included with this volume. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The rear free endpaper is torn, with most of it lacking, and the previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 5" x 7" and contains 94 pages.
 
Lot 6021

$175
This lot includes the group of large books on the Arthur M. Sackler collections of Eastern art shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include volumes I, IIA, IIB, and III of the Ancient Chinese Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, featuring Shang Ritual Bronzes, two volumes of Western Zhous Ritual Bronzes, and Easter Zhou Ritual Bronzes. Also included in this lot is a volume in wrappers titled Art From Ritual: Ancient Chinese Bronze Vessels From the Arthur M. Sackler Collections.

Arthur M. Sackler (August 22, 1913, Brooklyn, New York – May 26, 1987, New York City) was an American psychiatrist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Sackler was also a scholar of the arts. He endowed galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Princeton University, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University in Beijing, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C., and the Jillian & Arthur M. Sackler Wing at the Royal Academy, London. His brother, multimillionaire Mortimer Sackler, endowed the Sackler Library at the University of Oxford, England. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books show well, with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Volumes I and III of the set are in the original dust jackets, and volumes IIA and IIAB are together in the same slipcase, with bright gilt embossing on the spines.
 
Lot 6022

$55
This lot includes the group of books on Asian sculptures shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot describe the sculptures of Thailand, the Allhabad Museum, and Cambodia. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6023

$140
This auction lot includes the following group of slipcased books from Encino Press on the American West:

- J. Frank Dobie, The Makings of an Ample Mind by Lon Tinkle- Dated 1968 by The Encino Press - Limited edition, number 98 of 850 signed copies. Signed by Wm. D. Wittliff, designer on the colophon, and Lon Tinkle on the front fly leaf. In slipcase, which shows some sunning and wear.
- A Christmas Tree by A. C. Greene - Dated 1973 by The Encino Press - Limited edition, number 66 of 250 copies signed by the author, A. C. Greene, the illustrator, Ancel E. Nunn, and the designer, Wm. D. Wittliff. In slipcase.
- Paso Del Aguila, A Chronicle of Frontier Days on the Texas Border, As Recorded in the Memoirs of Jesse Sumpter by Harry Warren - Dated 1969 by The Encino Press - Signed by designer Wm. D. Wittliff on colophon. Stored in the slipcase, which shows some sunning and light wear.
- Western Beef Cattle, A Series of Eleven Paintings by Tom Lea - Dated 1967 by The Encino Press - Hand numbered limited edition, number 379 of 8,000. In slipcase
- The Last Running by John Graves - Dated 1974 by The Encino Press - Illustrations by John Groth. Author and illustrator signed on the front fly leaf, and signed by designer Wm. D. Wittliff on the colophon. Limited edition, number 174 of 300 copies.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes are ex-library books, with typical stamps, stickers, handwriting and other indications.
 
Lot 6024

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of science and medical titles:

- Medicine in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century by Wyndham B. Blanton, M. D. - Dated 1930 by The William Byrd Press, Inc. - This volume shows well, with light sunning to the spine and lightly age-toned pages. Previous owners' stamps and signature inside of the front board.
- Die Grundlagen Der Theorie Des Mikroskops by Dr. Kurt Michel - Dated 1950 by Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft - In paper dust jacket, this volumes shows some wear, with age-toned pages and rubbing and light tearing to the jacket.
- An Epitome of Therapeutics by uncredited author - Dated 1901 by Joh Wyeth & Brothers (Philadelphia) - "With special reference to the Laboratory Products of John Wyeth & Brother." Volume shows some external wear, with moisture indications to top edge of spine and boards, and rubbing to the extremities.
- Rhythmotherapy by Samuel S. Wallian - Dated 1906 by The Ouellette Press - "A discussion of the physiologic basis and therapeutic potency of Mechno-Vital Vibration." - Bound in dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this volume shows some external wear, with moisture indications and rubbing to boards and a tear to the bottom two inches of the spine cover, with a portion lacking.
- Les Fondements de la Geographie Humaine by Max. Sorre - Dated 1950 by Librairie Armand Colin - In wrappers, this is French work is volume two, "Les Fondements Techniques." This volume shows external wear, with tearing to spine and sunning to spine and wrappers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6025

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of New York state agricultural titles:

- Sturtevant's Notes on Edible Plants by U. P. Hedrick - Dated 1919 by J. B. Lyon Company
- The Apples of New York by S. A. Beach - Dated 1905 by J. B. Lyon - Volume two only.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6026

$130
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs glassware:

Item Description: Assorted Drinkware & Vases
Number of Pieces: 10
Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs glassware shown in the corresponding image. The MacKenzie-Childs items we are selling during this auction all came from the estate of a former staff member of the company who lived in the Ithaca area. This lot features the classic, signature style of MacKenzie-Childs, with hand-painted, whimsical designs in several muted colors.

Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted, American-made ceramics and glassware, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible at its facility in Aurora, New York in the Finger Lakes Region. Founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, the company continues a tradition of hand-made ceramics to this day, with every piece molded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast and hand-decorated. The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” (detail courtesy of MacKenzie-Childs' website)

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6027

$45
This lot includes the group of approximately 75 excised illustrations from antique books and newspapers shown in the corresponding image. This material comes from the collection of a former book dealer, and much of it is in plastic, with cardstock backing, several pieces are also matted. These antique pieces come from a variety of books and several pieces are from Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated. The illustrations include engravings, among other styles. Topics featured in these pages include ancient sculptures and paintings, Greek coins, and United States history, among other topics.

Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6028

$20
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6029

$130
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Dinner Plates
Number of Pieces: 7
Dimension: 11.5"

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. The MacKenzie-Childs items we are selling during this auction all came from the estate of a former staff member of the company who lived in the Ithaca area. This lot features the classic, signature style of MacKenzie-Childs, with hand-painted, whimsical designs in several muted colors.

Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted, American-made ceramics, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible at its facility in Aurora, New York in the Finger Lakes Region. Founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, the company continues a tradition of hand-made ceramics to this day, with every piece molded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast, fired up to three times, hand-glazed, and decorated. The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” (detail courtesy of MacKenzie-Childs' website)

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6030

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of business and commerce titles:

- The Economics and Design of Gasoline Pipe Lining by Myron O. Johnson- Dated 1938 privately published thesis for the Graduate College of the University of Nebraska. Includes fold-out charts and adhered photographs.
- Done in Oil by David D. Leven - Dated 1941 by The Ranger Press, Inc. - In stiff red wrappers, includes fold-out charts.
- Hopping on the Border (The Life Story of a Bellboy) by Matt Thomas - Dated 1951 by The Naylor Company - Author signed on the half-title page.
- The Official Hotel Red Book and Directory by various authors - Dated 1942 by American Hotel Association Directory Corporation - Rubbing and wear to the boards, with most of the spine cover detached.
- The Empire of Life Insurance by Emmet C. May - Dated 1923 by Edward Hine & Company (Peoria, IL) - Author-signed on the front free endpaper.
- A Captain of Industry, Being the Story of a Civilized Man by Upton Sinclair - Dated 1906 by The Appeal to Reason - Previous owner's signature on front free endpaper.
- The Selling Process by Norval A. Hawkins - Dated 1918 by privately published

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6031

$70
This lot includes the group of books on United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). Featured in this lot is an 1816 volume, A Journal, of a Young Man of Massachusetts, Late a Surgeon on Board an American Privateer, with information detailing his time in Dartmoor Prison. This volume shows some wear, with the frontispiece engraving torn, and lacking the fold-our portion. The page was hand-stitched. The volume shows other wear, with age-toned pages that show moisture indications and foxing. Other volumes in this lot include The Wisconsin Idea, Tercentenary Pictorial and History of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa, Through Centuries Three, and History of Alabama, and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi (1851 printing). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6032

$35
This lot includes the group of antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Several of these titles include the original dust jackets. Titles include As The Earth Turns, The Seven That Were Hanged, Lonely Furrow, The Drift Fence, My Heart's Right There, Schmidt, and Right Living. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6033

$200
This lot includes the group of books on Asian history shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot detail the history of Bali, stoneware jars in the Philippines, Heirloom Jars in Borneo, head0hunters of Borneo, Burma, and the cultures of Siberia and Alaska. Also included in this lot is a translation of Silpa Prakasa and a two-volume set of Essays Offered to G. H. Luce By His Colleagues and Friends with papers on Asian history, religion, languages, literature, music folklore and anthropology, and Asian art and archaeology. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6034

$250
This auction lot includes the following group of author-signed first edition books by Robert Ludlum:

- The Cry of the Halidon by Jonathan Ryder (Robert Ludlum) - Dated 1974 by Delacorte Press - The dust jacket of this volume has been price-clipped.
- The Rhinemann Exchange by Robert Ludlum - Dated 1974 by The Dial Press
- The Gemini Contenders by Robert Ludlum - Dated 1976 by The Dial Press - The dust jacket of this volume has been price-clipped.
- The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum - Dated 1977 by The Dial Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show very well, with light shelf wear. Each is in a mylar-covered dust jacket, with tightly bound clean pages.
 
Lot 6035

$140
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Fluted Cake Stand
Number of Pieces: 1
Dimension: 12" diameter, 6.5" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. The MacKenzie-Childs items we are selling during this auction all came from the estate of a former staff member of the company who lived in the Ithaca area. This lot features the classic, signature style of MacKenzie-Childs, with hand-painted, whimsical designs in several muted colors.

Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted, American-made ceramics, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible at its facility in Aurora, New York in the Finger Lakes Region. Founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, the company continues a tradition of hand-made ceramics to this day, with every piece molded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast, fired up to three times, hand-glazed, and decorated. The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” (detail courtesy of MacKenzie-Childs' website)

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6036

$200
This lot includes the group of signed books written by, or about, former United States President Jimmy Carter shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include: Keeping Faith, The Blood of Abraham, Turning Point, Sources of Strength and The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6037

$30
This lot includes the group of library-bound issues of In fact shown in the corresponding image(s). This publication, printed on war-time paper, exposed "native fascism, corrupt press, (and) labor-baiters." American investigative journalist and media critic George Seldes edited and published this a political newsletter from 1940 to 1950. Included in this lot are nine bound compilations, with newsletters from 1942-1948. The volumes are bound in cloth-covered boards in various shades of blue and light brown, with lettering on the spine. The volumes are numbered V-VIII, X-XI, XIII, XIV and XVI.

In Fact was "a four-page weekly compendium of news other newspapers wouldn't print." At the height of its popularity it had a circulation of 176,000. One of the first articles published in the newsletter concerned the dangers of cigarette smoking. Seldes later explained that at the time, "The tobacco stories were suppressed by every major newspaper. For ten years we pounded on tobacco as being one of the only legal poisons you could buy in America." At a time when tobacco companies were major advertisers, Seldes discussed the contents of a study called, "Tobacco Smoking and Longevity", which he said had been suppressed since 1939. Among the favorite targets of In Fact was the National Association of Manufacturers. It attacked Charles Lindbergh for his Nazi sympathies and the American Legion for helping to break strikes.

In Fact immediately attracted the attention of government authorities. President Roosevelt ordered an FBI investigation of Seldes and In Fact in 1940. In the late 1940s, articles claiming that the FBI was infiltrating unions and monitoring union activities resulted in FBI surveillance of Seldes and his publication. J. Edgar Hoover sent Seldes a 15-page a warning letter as well.

In Fact lost many of its subscribers in the late 1940s. Seldes later claimed that his critical coverage of Yugoslavia got the publication banned from Communist Party bookstores. The political climate discouraged subscriptions on the part of less ideologically committed readers as well. In Factceased publication in 1950. (background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
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