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Lot 6340

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique poetry titles:

- A Gift of Gentians and Other Verses by May Riley Smith - Dated 1882 by Anson D. F. Randolph & Company - Decoratively bound book of poetry, with engravings by Wm. St. John Harper and Theo. Robinson.
- Immortelles of Love by J. O. Barrett - Dated 1874 by Colby and Rich - Decoratively bound, with gilded lettering and design. Shows some wear, with rubbing to the cloth and foxing to the pages.
- Sacred Poems, Poems of Love & Romance, Humorous and Narrative Poems by Albert White - Dated 1846 by Horace S. Taylor - Age-toned pages show some moisture indications. Externally, the volume has been restored, with black tape along the spine. Boards are bevelled and rubbed.
- Clara's Poems by Clara Coles - Dated 1881 by J. B. Lippincott & Co. - Engraved title page. Shows wear, with external moisture indications and rubbing to the boards and spine. Text block is tightly bound with foxed pages.
- A New Drama, A Tragedy in Three Acts by Don Manuel Tamayo Y Baus - Dated 1915 by The Hispanic Society of America - Translated by John Driscoll Fitz-Gerald and Thacher Howland Guild - This volume shows wear, with the boards detached from the text block and the spine sunned and rubbed.
- Law and Love, and Other Poems by E. J. V. Huiginn - Dated 1916 by The Gorham Press - Author-signed inside of the front board, with tipped in photograph and newspaper clippings of the author.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6341

$70
This lot includes the group of approximately 150 excised illustrations from small antique books 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 including collections of work from Shakespeare, George Elliot and more. 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 6342

$10
This lot features five original nautical-themed engravings from Harper's Weekly. These pieces include a large, two-page engraving "The President's Vacation - Target Practice with the Great Guns Out at Sea" (shows extensive edgewear, with tape present at several locations), "The New Steel Cruisers for the United States Navy", "Sketches in Southern Alaska", "The Ice Industry of New York" and an untitled engraving from the September 13, 1884 issue (the date is present on the opposite side of the page).

These intricately detailed engravings show well, with light age toning and edgewear to the paper, with occasional loss to the edges. The text from the opposite side of each paper is just barely evident.
 
Lot 6343

$70
Title: The Favorite Flowers of Japan
Author: Mary E. Unger
Publisher: T. Hasegawa
Printing Year: c1915

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth-like paper with pictorial color design on the front board, this antique volume provides a description of flowers in Japan, featuring gorgeous full-page and in-text color illustrations throughout. This is a second edition. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with the spine cover lacking, tape along the boards, and darkening to the boards. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, with some darkening. The previous owners signature is on the title page. The book measures approximately 7" x 9 1/2" and contains 59 pages, with unpaginated pages of advertisements at the end of the volume.
 
Lot 6344

$100
Title: Players
Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1977 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light tan paper with maroon cloth spine and bright gilt embossing, this volume is a stated first edition signed by the author on the title page. This volume is in the mylar-covered pictorial dust jacket, featuring a painting by Cecile Gray Bazelon and designed by Lidia Ferrara.

Don DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American author, playwright, and occasional essayist whose work paints a detailed portrait of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. DeLillo's novels have tackled subjects as diverse as television, nuclear war, sports, the complexities of language, performance art, the Cold War, mathematics, the advent of the digital age, and global terrorism.

Players is Don DeLillo's fifth novel, published in 1977. It follows Lyle and Pammy Wynant, a young and affluent Manhattan couple whose casual boredom is overturned by their willing participation in chaotic detours from the everyday. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows very well, with light shelf wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The endpapers show some age toning. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 212 pages.
 
Lot 6345

$25
This lot includes the ten author-signed copies of The Watchman by Robert Crais shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Robert Crais, and is complete with dust jacket. This lot includes at least some first editions. 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 6346

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

Item Description: Large Serving Bowls
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: 17" and 18" diameters

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. There are some visible imperfections to the surface of these pieces. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6347

$90
Title: Modern Painters
Author: John Ruskin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Printing Year: 1887
Number of Volumes: Complete seven-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in light blue cloth with bright gilt, black and maroon embossing, this antique set is a collection of work by John Ruskin on painting. Ruskin was an English art critic and social thinker, also remembered as a poet and artist. His essays on art and architecture were extremely influential in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Ruskin first came to widespread attention for his support for the work of J. M. W. Turner and his defence of naturalism in art. He subsequently put his weight behind the Pre-Raphaelite movement. His later writings turned increasingly to complex and personal explorations of the interconnection of cultural, social and moral issues, and were influential on the development of Christian socialism. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with sunning to the spines and rubbing to the board and spine edges. The text blocks are solidly bound with age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8".
 
Lot 6348

$35
This lot includes the group of antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Included in this collection is a collection of works from Robert Burns, a two-volume collection from Samuel Butler, German poetry from Gustaf Wiman, a volume containing poetry from Thomson and Bloomfield, and an antique volume of Doctor Syntax. 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. Some of the volumes in this lot are ex-library books, with typical indications.
 
Lot 6349

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

Item Description: Fluted Oval Platters
Number of Pieces: 7
Dimension: 12" long, 8.5" wide

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 6350

$35
This lot includes the group of books on New York State and City history shown in the corresponding image(s). These works discuss agriculture in the Northeast, houses of the Hudson River Valley, Manhattan's streets, the University Club of New York City, the Manursing Island Club and the Down Town Association. 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 6351

$15
This lot includes the 17 author-signed copies of Jesse Kellerman's Trouble shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Jesse Kellerman. This lot includes at least some first editions. 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 6352

$130
This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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.
 
Lot 6353

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of theological and philosophical titles:

- Johnson Agonistes & Other Essays by Bertrand H. Bronson - Dated 1946 by Cambridge, at the University Press
- Johnsonian and Other Essays and Reviews by R. W. Chapman - Dated 1953 by Oxford, at the Clarendon Press
- The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan - Dated c1895 by Hogg & Son
- David's Repentance, or, A Plaine and Familiar Exposition of the LI Psalm by Samuel Smith - Dated c1750 - This volume shows some advanced wear, with the front board detached, the spine cover lacking, rubbing to the boards and the title page lacking. It is also lacking pages at the rear of the volume and is incomplete.
- Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments by Marin Farquhar Tupper - Dated 1851 by E. H. Butler & Co. - Internally, this volume shows moisture indications.
- The Crown of Thorns: A Token for the Sorrowing by Edwin H. Chapin - Dated 1851 by A. Tompkins
- The Seventh Commandment, Explained and Enforced by L. C. Matlack - Dated 1841 by E. A. Rice & Co. - This miniature volume is lacking its boards and spine, with the front page torn and foxing to the pages.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6354

$250
Title: Now in November
Author: Josephine Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 1934

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with cream paper labels on the spine and front board, this antique volume is a first edition, first printing of this Pulitzer Prize winning work. Only 2,000 copies of the first printing were produced.

Josephine Winslow Johnson (June 20, 1910 – February 27, 1990) was an American novelist, poet, and essayist. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1935 at age 24 for her first novel, Now in November. Shortly thereafter, she published Winter Orchard, a collection of short stories that had previously appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, The St. Louis Review, and Hound & Horn. Of these stories, "Dark" won an O. Henry Award in 1934, and "John the Six" won an O. Henry Award third prize the following year. Johnson continued writing short stories and won three more O. Henry Awards: for "Alexander to the Park" (1942), "The Glass Pigeon" (1943), and "Night Flight" (1944). (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows well, with light external age/wear, including sunning to the spine and rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 231 pages.
 
Lot 6355

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

Item Description: Table Lamps
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: 10" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. One of the lamps is personalized with the name Julie. 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 6356

$20
This lot includes the group of books about Asian Paintings shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subjects include Balinese Traditional Paintings, Hanoi, and Chinese Paintings of the Yuan Dynasty. 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 6357

$70
Title: Maine Pioneer Settlements
Author: Herbert Milton Sylvester
Publisher: W. B. Clarke Co. (Boston)
Printing Year: 1909 (Author's De Luxe Limited Edition)
Number of Volumes: Complete 5-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with paper spine labels, this antique set is a scarce collection of pioneer history relating to localities in the State of Maine. This is one of 1,000 copies. Volumes have the following titles: Old Cascoe, St. Castin, Olde Pemaquid, Old York and Sokoki Trail. The work is illustrated with in-text and full-page drawings. The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing and light tearing along the extremities, concentrated on the edges of the spine cover. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". These volumes are from the library of a historical society and bear corresponding indications.
 
Lot 6358

$10
This lot includes the group of 12 volumes of America, author-signed by Bob Schiefer, shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in like new condition and are ready for resale, each with the author's signature. This lot contains at least some first editions. 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 6359

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

Item Description: Fish Dinner Serving Platter
Number of Pieces: 3
Dimension: 15.5" long, 8.5" wide

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 6360

$275
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: 6 Oval Dishes, 5 Vented Lids
Number of Pieces: 11
Dimension: 7" long, 4.75" wide (dishes)

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 6361

$35
This very large shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Terry Kay, Vince Flynn, Jesse Kellerman, Elizabeth Ironside and Faye Kellerman, among others. 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.
 
Lot 6362

$60
Title: On a Mexican Mustang, Through Texas from the Gulf to the Rio Grande
Author: Alex E. Sweet and J. Armoy Knox
Publisher: T. N. James and Company
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in light brown cloth with bright gilt and black embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of Texas, hand-inscribed and signed by author J. Armoy Knox on the front fly leaf, with a stamp of Knox adhered to the page. This work was called "The best volume of 19th Century Texas humor" by Jenkins. The work contains many illustrations of life in Texas within the text, as well as several full-page illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and spine. The boards are split along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound, with some play and age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 672 pages.
 
Lot 6363

$80
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Taylor Candlestick Holders
Number of Pieces: 8
Dimension: 2.5" 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 6364

$55
This lot includes the group of world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including climbing the Alps, Cuban history, the US Navy history, and more, including an author-signed volume from Paul Horgan. 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 6365

$40
This lot includes the group of books on ancient art of the World shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of topics, including primitive painting, the art of Aboriginal Australia, Indian paintings, Islamic art and ancient glass, among other topics. 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 6366

$175
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Planters, Vase, Candleholder, & Miniature Tuffet.
Number of Pieces: 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. The vase has been personalized with the name "Julie Webster" on the base. One of the planters bears some glaze residue on the rim. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6367

$55
This lot includes the 15 author-signed copies of Sue Grafton's P is for Peril shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Sue Grafton. This lot includes at least some first editions. 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 6368

$1100
This lot includes the autograph letter signed by suffragist Susan B. Anthony shown in the corresponding image. This letter is on the letterhead of the International Council of Women, Assembled by the National Woman Suffrage Association of the United States. The letter reads as follows:

Riggs, House, Washington, D.C., Jan. 16, 1889
My Dear Sir
Will you tell me just what suffrage for women was gained in Union Springs - and other places for which you, when a member of the New York Legislation, secured the passage of?
And will you tell me what vote or votes the women of Auburn are possessed of?
In Rochester women wish to petition the Legislation for some law that shall give to them the right to vote. Can you tell me the best method for them to adopt? - If you will help me on these points - I shall be greatly obliged.
Very Sincerely Yours,
Susan B. Anthony

This letter was written to Mr. William Howland, a member of the New York State Assembly from Cayuga County's second district in 1883 and 1884. The Howland family arrived in Central New York in the late 1790s and became an important influence in Cayuga County, with William's father running a successful country store, William serving as a representative in the government and as a judge, among other key roles, and his sister, Emily, active in women's suffrage and the abolitionist movement. The family also played an active role in the Quaker community of the region.

Susan B. Anthony (b. Feb. 15, 1820, Adams, Mass., U.S.—d. March 13, 1906, Rochester, N.Y.) was a pioneer crusader for the woman suffrage movement in the United States and president (1892–1900) of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Her work helped pave the way for the Nineteenth Amendment (1920) to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. (biography courtesy of Encyclopedia Britannica)

This handwritten letter is on cream-colored paper, with black ink. The letter is in near perfect condition and has been carefully stored. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6369

$50
This lot includes the group of vintage classic works published by The Nonesuch Press of London shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in various color cloth-backed bindings and designed paper boards, with gilt embossed lettering on the spine. Titles include The Gods Are A-Thirst, Germinal, Madame Bovary, Dangerous Acquaintances and A Woman's Life. Four of the volumes are in paper slipcases. 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 6370

$10
This lot includes the group of 14 volumes of The Good German, author-signed by Joseph Kanon, shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in like new condition and are ready for resale, each with the author's signature. This lot contains at least some first editions, and includes some remainder volumes. 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 6371

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of first edition Pulitzer Prize winning titles:

- Ironweed by William Kennedy - Dated 1983 by Viking - Author-signed on the title page. First edition, first printing volume in a second state dust jacket, with the bottom front flap corner clipped. This volume has a black mark on the bottom of the text block, along the spine.
- Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner - Dated 1971 by Doubleday
- The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford - Dated 1969 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux - This volumes contains age-toned pages.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition in the original, mylar-covered dust jackets, with some age/wear indications. The volumes are tightly bound.
 
Lot 6372

$35
This lot features the following Harper's Weekly, military and Civil War-themed engravings by Winslow Homer:

- "Holiday in Camp - Soldiers Playing 'Foot-Ball'" - July 15, 1865, the engraving measures approximately 13 1/2" by 9 1/4" - Two copies of this engraving are included in this lot. One copy shows edgewear.
- "A Cadet Hop at West Point" - Dated September 3, 1859, the engraving measures approximately 13 1/2" by 9 1/4" - Edgewear to the paper.
- "Thanksgiving in Camp'" - Dated November 29, 1862 matting in cardstock and in plastic, with the engraving measuring approximately 13 1/2" by 9 1/4"
Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America and a preeminent figure in American art. Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator. He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

These intricately detailed engravings show well, with light age toning to the paper. The text from the opposite side of each paper is just barely evident.
 
Lot 6373

$100
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Salad/Dessert Plates
Number of Pieces: 6
Dimension: 8.75" diameter

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 6374

$90
Title: The Road to Gandolfo
Author: Michael Shepherd (Robert Ludlum)
Publisher: The Dial Press
Printing Year: 1975 First Edition, First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in orange boards with red lettering along the spine, this volume is a first edition, first printing of Robert Ludlum's work published under the pseudonym Michael Shepherd. This book is signed Robert Ludlum on the half-title page. This volume includes the three dust jackets originally issued with the book. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light wear to the boards and a small red mark on the bottom edge of the text block, which shows on the bottom of the some of the pages. The text block is solidly bound with crisp pages. The dust jackets show very light shelf wear. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 258 pages.
 
Lot 6375

$55
This lot includes the ten author-signed copies of The Adventures of Vin Fiz by Clive Cussler shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Clive Cussler, and is complete with dust jacket. This lot includes at least some first editions. 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 6376

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of art, horticulture and cooking titles:

- The Uffizi Gallery by P. G. Konody - Dated c1915 by T.C. & E.C. Jack, Ltd.
- Primroses and Polyanthus by Peter Ward - Dated 1997 by B. T. Batsford Ltd.
- Hawaiian Flowers by Loraine E. Kuck and Richard C. Tongg - Dated 1943 by Tongg Publishing Company (Honolulu) - In original dust jacket.
- Cooking with Wine and High Spirits by Rebecca Caruba - Dated 1963 by Gramercy Publishing Company - Author-signed and in original dust jacket. Some moisture indications throughout.
- Primula by John Richards - Dated 2003 by Timber Press

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