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Lot 6377

$35
This lot includes the group of books on the history of drawing and etching shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include a two-volume set of the drawings of the Clark Art Institute, as well as volumes on the etchings of Rembrandt, surrealist drawings and drawings from the collection of Donald Oenslager. 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 6378

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of Pulitzer Prize winning titles:

- Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens - Dated 1948 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - Book of the Month Club Edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner. In the dust jacket.
- The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson - Dated 1923 by Grosset & Dunlap - In the very rare dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6379

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on beekeeping:

- Mysteries of Bee-Keeping Explained by M. Quniby - Dated 1861 by C. M. Saxton, Barker & Co.
- Fifty Years Among the Bees by C. C. Miller - Dated 1911 by The A. I. Root Company
- Beekeeping, A Discussion of the Life of the Honeybee and of the Production of Honey by Everett Franklin Phillips - Dated 1915 by The Macmillan Company
- How to Keep Bees, A Handbook for the Use of Beginners by Anna Botsford Comstock - Dated 1914 by Doubleday, Page & Company
- Wax Craft by T. W. Cowan - Dated 1908 by Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
- Apiata by Charles E. Waterman - Dated 1933 by The A. I. Root Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Some of the wear includes sunning and rubbing to the extremities, handwriting from previous owners and age-toned, foxed pages.
 
Lot 6380

$50
This lot includes the group of celebrity-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective celebrity author or subject. Celebrities represented in this lot include: Felicity Huffman, Carolyn Kepcher, Ralph Emery, Teri Hatcher, Marilyn Horne, Steve Harvey, Florence Henderson, Marilu Henner, Michael Moore, Ellen Burstyn, Sylvia Browne, Taylor Hicks, David Hasselhoff, Tom Arnold and Naomi Judd. 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 6381

$70
Title: Silent Spring
Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1962 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue-green cloth with gilt embossing, this vintage volume is a first edition of Carson's work on pesticides that is widely credited with helping launch the environmental movement. This volume is in an original, first issue dust jacket, with no mention of awards on the rear flap, with designs by Lois and Louis Darling. This work facilitated the ban of the pesticide DDT in 1972 in the United States.

Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson started her career as a biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s. Her widely praised 1951 bestseller The Sea Around Us won her financial security and recognition as a gifted writer. Her next book, The Edge of the Sea, and the republished version of her first book, Under the Sea Wind, were also bestsellers. Together, her sea trilogy explores the whole of ocean life, from the shores to the surface to the deep sea.
In the late 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation and the environmental problems caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented portion of the American public. The work documented detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds. Carson said that DDT had been found to cause thinner egg shells and result in reproductive problems and death. She also accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting industry claims uncritically. Silent Spring spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy—leading to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides—and the grassroots environmental movement the book inspired led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter. (historical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work contains illustrations throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows some wear, with tearing to the edges. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 368 pages.
 
Lot 6382

$225
This lot features the following piece(s) of ceramics and glassware, most of which are MacKenzie-Childs:

Item Description: Assorted Serveware & Decor
Number of Pieces: 22
Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image(s). Additionally, there are four non-MacKenzie-Childs ceramic/glassware items included in this lot. 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 show some imperfections of advanced wear or 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 6383

$45
Title: Henry St. John, Gentleman, of "Flower of Hundreds," In the County of Prince George Virginia. A Tale of 1774-'75
Author: John Esten Cooke
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1859

Condition/Details: Rebound in modern pebbled black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce first edition piece of literature by John Esten Cooke.

John Esten Cooke (November 3, 1830 – September 27, 1886) was an American novelist and poet. He was the brother of poet Philip Pendleton Cooke. Born in Winchester, Virginia, he was noted for writing about that state. He illustrated Virginia life and history in the novels, The Virginia Comedians (1854), and The Wearing of the Gray, a tale of the American Civil War, and more formally in a respected Virginia history. His style was somewhat high-flown. He was the author of The Youth of Jefferson.

At his father’s urging, he studied and practiced law briefly in Richmond. He abandoned that in 1854 after his father’s death, and almost immediately became a successful novelist and prolific short story writer, eventually authoring 31 books and almost 200 published articles and poems. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume has been professionally rebound, and shows little external wear. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The dedication page is torn, with the top edge lacking approximately one inch down from the top. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 503 pages.
 
Lot 6384

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature titles:

- Two Wives by Lemuel P. Burnett - Dated 1904 by The Stanley Publishing Company
- The Wire Cutters by M. E. M. Davis - Dated 1899 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company
- The Whip Hand by Helen R. Martin - Dated 1934 by Dodd, Mead & Company - In dust jacket.
- The Sayings of Mrs. Solomon by Helen Rowland - Dated 1913 by Dodge Publishing Company
- Good-bye Mr. Chips by James Hilton - Dated 1934 by Little, Brown and Company - In dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6385

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

Item Description: Teapot and Lidded Sugar Bowl
Number of Pieces: 4 (including lids)
Dimension: 9" wide, 6" tall (teapot), 6.5" diameter, 5.5" tall (sugar bowl)

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 6386

$45
This lot includes the group of books on U.S. territories and islands shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include Esquemeling, The Buccaneers of America, Report of the Philippine Commission (volume four), and Punahou, a report of the 75th Anniversary Pageant in Hawaii. Also included is a large two-volume set, Our Islands and Their People, which show advanced wear. 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 6387

$60
This lot includes the group of approximately 100 excised illustrations from 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 but not limited to Dombey & Son, The Odyssey of Home (with illustrations by John Flaxman), and The Aristocratic Journey. The illustrations include engravings and some later prints, among other styles. This lot features a collection of maps, including a 1950's map of Chile, as well as a collection of antique engravings of coins, among a variety of 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 6388

$15
This lot features six original engravings from Harper's Weekly. These pieces feature pieces by Thomas Nast, including "Our Friends, The Enemy" (the cover engraving for the September 13, 1884 issue, with additional pages from the issue, including an engraving by J. H. Farny), "How They Got Their Heads Together, Their Great Stumbling-Blocks", and "A Feather That George Washington Never Had in His Cap". Also included are A. B. Frost's "Gun-Shy" and "Rail Shooting".

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 6389

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of small antique children's titles:

- Christmas Holidays at Chestnut Hill by Cousin Mary - Dated 1853 by Phillips, Sampson and Company
- Frank and Finny: A Rural Story by Clara Moreton - Dated 1851 by Phillips, Sampson and Company
- Mary and Ellen; or The Best Thanksgiving by uncredited author - Dated 1854 by James Munroe and Company
- The Girl's True Joy; Being the Histories of Jane Dewdrop by Mrs. Mary Durang - Dated 1847 by Fisher and Brother
- The Madonna by Christopher Von Schmid - Dated 1848 by Edward Dunigan & Brother

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show advanced age/wear indications, with the cloth tearing from the boards and spine, and the gilt embossing rubbing off, among other wear indications.
 
Lot 6390

$50
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 6391

$120
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Rimmed Dishes
Number of Pieces: 10
Dimension: 9.5" 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 6392

$55
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by best-selling authors shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective best-selling author. Authors include: Tom Clancy, Patricia Cornwell, Sue Grafton, Patricia Cornwell, Walter Mosley and Scott Turow. 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 6393

$30
Title: The Works of Edmund Spenser
Author: Edmund Spenser
Publisher: Bickers and Son
Printing Year: 1873
Number of Volumes: Complete five-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set is a collection of work by English poet Edmund Spenser. Spenser (c. 1552 – 13 January 1599) was best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with rubbing and sunning to the spines and boards. This is an ex-library set, with remnants of stickers on the spine, and typical handwriting, stamps and stickers throughout. The volumes are well bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4".
 
Lot 6394

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

Item Description: Glass Pitchers
Number of Pieces: 5
Dimension: 7.5" tall, 5.5" tall, and 3" tall

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 6395

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Eastern Religions:

- Hinduism and Buddhism, an Historical Sketch by Sir Charles Eliot - Dated 1921 by Edward Arnold & Co. - Three-volume set.
- Japanese Buddhism by Sir Charles Eliot - Dated 1935 by Edward Arnold & Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6396

$120
Title: Literary Evidence For Early Buddhist Art In China
Author: Alexander Coburn Soper
Publisher: Artibus Asiae Publishers - Ascona Switzerland
Printing Year: 1959

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing and in the original light green paper dust jacket, this vintage volume is a study of translated literary work from texts of the Six Dynasties and the early T'ang dynasty referring to art of the time. The work is laid-out in two columns of text. The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and covers of the dust jacket, and rubbing and moisture indications to the boards. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The previous owner's bookplate is on the front endpaper. The book measures approximately 9 1/4" x 12 1/4" and contains 296 pages.
 
Lot 6397

$55
This lot includes an assortment of titles privately published by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The volumes provide a unique history of the central New York region, with titles on Albany County, Orange County, the First & Second Reformed Dutch Church of Poughkeepsie and the Christ Church of Poughkeepsie. The volumes in this lot are in like-new condition and include paper-covered boards and paper wrappers.
 
Lot 6398

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

Item Description: Small Dishes, Plates, & Bowls
Number of Pieces: 15
Dimension: Diameters range from 5" to 8"

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 6399

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of Pulitzer Prize winning first edition titles:

- The Road by Cormac McCarthy - Dated 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf - This is a remainder volume, with a small red dot on the bottom edge of the text block.
- Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout - Dated 2008 by Random House
- Rabbit at Rest by John Updike - Dated 1990 by Alfred A. Knopf
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz - Dated 2007 by Riverhead Books - This volume is very tightly bound, likely never read.
- The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos - Dated 1989 by Farrar Straus Giroux

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6400

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage and antique literature titles:

- Destiny, a Novel In Pictures by O. Nuckel - Dated 1930 by Farrar & Rinehart - Some sunning to spine and boards.
- Fu Manchu's Bride by Sax Rohmer - Dated 1933 by The Crime Club, Inc. - Doubleday, Doran & Company - In original dust jacket, which shows wear with some tearing. Ex-library volume, with typical stamps and other indications.
- Facts, Fables and Fancies by William Henry Kelly - Dated 1940 by Bruce Humphries, Inc. - In mylar-covered dust jacket, price-clipped. Stamp from a former bookstore is on the front free endpaper.
- On Toplecote Bayou by Catherine Postell - Dated 1905 by The Editor Publishing Company - Sunning and light wear to the boards and spine, including small moisture indications on rear board.
- Untouched by Atom's Scars by Russell H. Douglas - Dated 1958 by Co-Operative Publishing Company
- The Quatrains of Abolfat' H Ghia'the-E-Din Ebrahim Khayam of Nishabur - Teheran, Lalezar - Small colorful book, with color illustrations and text in English and Arabic.
- Tales of the Night Wind by Leslie A. McRill - Dated 1945 privately published by the author - Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. In orange and silver dust jacket.
- Mark Twain, The Letters of Quintus Curtius Snodgrass Edited by Ernest E. Leisy - Dated 1946 by University Press in Dallas - In blue and yellow dust jacket, signed by the editor inside of the front board.
- The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen - Dated 1978 by The Franklin Library - This decoratively bound volume is part of Franklin's First Edition Society collection.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6401

$60
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of artists, including Caravaggio, Velazquez, Berthe Morison, and Canaletto, as well as writings on Italian painting in the 1600's and art of the Middle Ages. 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 6402

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of early and first printings of literary titles:

- Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymor by J.D. Salinger - Dated 1959 Stated First Edition by Little, Brown and Company
- They Fought Alone by John Keats - Dated 1963 Stated First Edition by J. B. Lippincott Company - Review copy, with the publisher's original note.
- Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley - Dated 1958 Stated First Edition by Harper & Brothers
- You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming - Dated 1964 Stated Second Printing by New American Library
- Mama's Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes - Dated 1943 by Harcourt, Brace and Company
- The Valley of Rubies by Joseph Kessel - Dated 1961 by David McKay Company - Review copy, with the publisher's original note.
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell - Dated 1949 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - Significant wear to the jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes are in the original dust jackets.
 
Lot 6403

$35
This lot includes the group of antique beekeeping pamphlets shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of general and specific topics on beekeeping, including wintering of bees, swarm control, and bee hunting. Also included are several antique catalogs on beekeeping products, from companies such as A. I. Root, B. F. Stratton, Leahy Manufacturing, and William W. Cary. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pamphlets are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Several show more advanced wear, with detached covers or pages and handwriting and stamps from previous owners.
 
Lot 6404

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of first edition titles signed by the authors:

- The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie - Dated 2008 by Random House
- In Hovering Flight by Joyce Hinnefeld - Dated 2008 by Unbridled Books
- The Little Book by Selden Edwards - Dated 2008 by Dutton
- The Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan - Dated 2008 by Harcourt
- The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen - Dated 2009 by The Penguin Press
- The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson - Dated 2008 by Doubleday
- City of Refuge by Tom Piazza - Dated 2008 by Harper

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show very well, in the original, mylar-covered dust jackets. These volumes are tightly bound, with clean, bright pages.
 
Lot 6405

$45
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by Walter Mosley shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Walter Mosley. Some titles include: Gone Fishin', Killing Johnny Fry, Bad Boy Brawly Brown and The Long Fall. 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 6406

$55
This lot features the following Harper's Weekly engravings by Winslow Homer:

- "Snap-The-Whip'" - Dated 1873 in the plate, the engraving measures approximately 20 1/2" by 13 1/2" - This large, two-page engraving is mounted on cardstock. The piece shows age toning and edgewear, as well as wear along the middle crease.
- "The War - Making Havelocks for the Volunteers" - Dated June 29, 1861, this front cover is matted in cardstock and in plastic, with the engraving measuring approximately 9" by 11" - Includes the cover text above the engraving.
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 6407

$20
Title: The Poems of Ossian
Author: Ossian
Publisher: William Miller
Printing Year: 1805
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in leather-covered boards with gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of poetry by Ossian, translated by James Macpherson. The work is illustrated with engravings by James Fittler, from pictures by Henry Singleton. Each volume contains a frontispiece portrait.

Ossian is the narrator and supposed author of a cycle of poems which the Scottish poet James Macpherson claimed to have translated from ancient sources in the Scots Gaelic. He is based on Oisín, son of Finn or Fionn mac Cumhaill, a character from Irish mythology. Although the poems were well-received, many critics voiced concerns about their authenticity, a debate that continued into the 20th century. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show advanced external age/wear, with boards detached and one board lacking, and the spine cover of volume three lacking. The pages are age-toned and remain well bound. The books measure approximately 3 3/4" x 6 1/4".
 
Lot 6408

$55
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Orson Scott Card shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Orson Scott Card. Titles include: Lovelock, Red Prophet, Xenocide, Shadow Puppets and Heartfire, 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 6409

$45
Title: Tree of Smoke
Author: Denis Johnson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Printing Year: 2007 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in mustard yellow cloth with black lettering along the spine, this author-signed volume is author Denis Johnson's National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist. This volume was signed on the title page by the author. The full number line appears on the copyright page. This book is in the original mylar-covered yellow, red and black dust jacket. This unread copy shows very light shelf wear, with the lower right front board and spine lightly bumped. The dust jacket is unclipped, with the $27.00 price present. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 614 pages.
 
Lot 6410

$6750
Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1960 Stated First Edition, Signed by the Author

Condition/Details: Bound in its original paper and cloth-covered boards, this rare copy of arguably the most important American modern classic, still bears its original dust jacket. Harper Lee signed this copy on the blank leaf between the front free endpaper and the half-title page. The signature has been authenticated and a Certificate of Authenticity with serial number (GV 402409) from Global Authentication (GAI) accompanies the book. This copy is now housed in a sturdy archival clam shell case with a built-in pocket to accommodate the certificate. This copy features the first printing dust jacket identification points including the quote from Truman Capote in green at the top of the front flap, the lack of a printing statement on the lower left of the front flap, and the Truman Capote photograph on the rear. This variant first printing dust jacket shows the Grau/McGinley quotes on the rear flap.

Published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird was instantly successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. One critic explains the novel's impact by writing, "In the twentieth century, To Kill a Mockingbird is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism." In 2006, British librarians ranked the book ahead of the Bible as one "every adult should read before they die." It was adapted into an Oscar-winning film in 1962 by director Robert Mulligan, with a screenplay by Horton Foote. Since 1990, a play based on the novel has been performed annually in Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. To date, it is Lee's only published novel, and although she continues to respond to the book's impact, she has refused any personal publicity for herself or the novel since 1964. (courtesy of wikipedia)

The boards on this volume show some mild age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. The price-clipped dust jacket is housed in a glassine cover and shows well with some internal foxing, edgewear and a 3” opening along the crease at the front edge of the spine. The book itself is solidly bound and has some moisture toning on the corners of the first six leaves. A serial numbered GAI sticker is mounted on the bottom corner of the author-signed page. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.25" and contains 296 pages.
 
Lot 6411

$90
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Napkin Rings
Number of Pieces: 11
Dimension: 2.5" long

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 6412

$90
This lot includes the group of books regarding Artwork of India shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subjects include Jain Art, Krishnamandala, and the Grand Mogul. 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 6413

$350
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Thierry Poncelet
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Year: c1975
Dimensions: Frame measures 26" by 32" Oval

Details/Condition: This piece features an original oil painting on canvas by renowned artist Thierry Poncelet. This piece features a West Highland White Terrier dog head on the body of a Victorian-era woman in a green dress, with a human hand holding a cameo necklace. This painting was hand-signed in the lower right corner by the artist "Th. Poncelet". On the rear side of this painting is the title "Christmas Cracker." The unique dog portraits of Poncelet (1946-) have earned him international acclaim. He has become extremely successful and his paintings are sought after throughout the world and have been exhibited at many leading galleries. (information courtesy of vvdm-gallery.com)

This painting shows very well and is in a gilded, oval frame. The frame is chipping in several spots.
 
Lot 6414

$50
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.
 
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