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Lot 6415

$45
Title: The Cherries of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1915

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique folio volume is a work of pomology that constitutes Volume 2, Part II of the 22nd Annual Report of State of New York's Department of Agriculture (the fourth of a series of fruit monographs). The work is illustrated with a tissue paper guarded frontispiece portrait and 56 color lithograph plates of varieties of cherries. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with some rubbing to the boards and spine, and moisture indications on the rear board. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages and bright illustrations. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/4" and contains 371 pages. This is one of several lots of the Fruits of New York series by U. P. Hedrick in this catalog.
 
Lot 6416

$60
Title: The Little House in the Woods
Author: Clara Whitehill Hunt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1918

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown paper with black and yellow letter and design on the front board and spine, this antique children's book was written by Clara Whitehill Hunt, born in Utica, New York, graduated from the New York State Library School in 1898, and for several years taught in the public schools. She worked in the library in Philadelphia and at the Newark Free Public Library. In 1903 she became superintendent of the Children's Department in the Brooklyn Public Library. She lectured on library topics and wrote: What Shall We Read to the Children? (1915); About Harriet (1916); The Little House in the Woods (1918); and Peggy's Playhouses (1924). (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work contains full-page color illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The text block is well bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 176 pages.
 
Lot 6417

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

Item Description: Fluted Luncheon Plates
Number of Pieces: 10
Dimension: 9" 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 6418

$50
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Medium: Original Photographs
Year: 1891
Dimensions: Frame measures 34" by 16"

Details/Condition: This original piece features antique photographs of the Columbia Varsity Crew, dated June 1891. One of the photographs have the names of the crew-members with graduation year. These antique photographs show gorgeous petina, with some age toning and a small scratch on the center of the photograph of the crew rowing.
 
Lot 6419

$120
This lot includes the group of books on Chinese artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). These books cover a variety of topics, including Chinese ornaments, early Chinese art prior to 900, the use of Jade in artwork, artwork from the Shang dynasty, Chinese calligraphy and painting and Chines Buddhist bronzes. 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 6420

$40
This lot includes the group of theology and missionary-related books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Life in Utah; or, the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism, Memoirs of Eld. J. N. Hall, The Peerless Defender of the Baptist Faith, The Eye of Faith, A History of Ohio Yearly Meeting, The Form of Baptism, An Apology for the True Christian Divinity, Being an Explanation and Vindication of the Principles and Doctrines of the People Called Quakers, and Life of St. Charles Borromeo. Also featured in this lot are three Mennonite-related titles, including a German work on a 1920 conference of North American Mennonites, a history of the Mennonite General Conference, and a 1950 printing of a survey describing five Mennonite missionary fields in India, Africa, Brazil, Paraguay and Colombia.

These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Advanced flaws include loose boards, moisture indications, and foxed and age-toned pages, among other typical wear. Some of the volumes in this lot are ex-library books.
 
Lot 6421

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

Item Description: Teapot
Number of Pieces: 2 (including lid)
Dimension: 12" wide, 8.5" 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 6422

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

Item Description: Rose Water Glasses
Number of Pieces: 6
Dimension: 7" 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 6423

$80
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 many of the pages are in plastic with cardboard backing. Many of these antique pieces come from the ninth edition of The Encyclopedia Britannica, printed in 1877 by J. M. Stoddart, including many two-page maps. Some pieces also come from other books.

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 6424

$35
Title: Victor Hammer, Artist and Craftsman
Author: John Rothenstein
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Printing Year: 1978-81
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume, limited first edition set

Notes: Bound in gold cloth with bright black lettering on the spines, this set details the work of Victor Karl Hammer, an Austrian-born American painter, sculptor, printer, and typographer. This is a first edition set, with the first volume limited to five hundred copies, of which this volume is numbered 418, and the second volume limited to five hundred and fifty copies, of which this volume is numbered 349. Volume two is in a slipcase. The work is illustrated with plates portraying Hammer's work.

Hammer produced his first type design, Hammer Uncial, in 1921. In 1922, he moved to Florence, Italy, where he set up a printing press. In 1929, he moved his printing operation into the Villa Santuccio in Florence and named it the Stamperia del Santuccio. The first book that was printed in this operation was Milton's Samson Agonistes (1931), using what would be known as his Samson Uncial type. Punches for the type were cut by Paul Koch, son of Rudolf Koch. Hammer moved to Kolbsheim in Alsace in 1934 where he designed and built a chapel on an estate for a friend.

From 1936 to 1939, Hammer lived in Vienna, where he served as professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste. In 1939, he secretly fled Vienna due to World War II and emigrated to the United States with his first wife, where he taught at Wells College in Aurora, New York until 1948. Here he produced American Uncial--the best known of his five typefaces.
In 1948, Hammer settled in Lexington, Kentucky and was artist-in-residence at Transylvania University, a post he held until retirement in 1953. While in Kentucky, Hammer was known for designing the official seal of Louisville, which was used until the city's city-county government merger in 2003.
Hammer built his wooden press in 1927 with the help of local Florentine craftsmen based on a press in the Laurentian Library; in 1960, the Laurentian's press was discovered to be a copy constructed in 1818. It was first used to print Samson Agonistes. When he closed his studio in 1933 the press was stored. In 1954 it was moved to the University of Kentucky where it has been in use by the King Library Press since 1959. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show some external age/wear. The boards and text block of volume one are beveled. Volume show shows light wear, with mild sunning and wear to the slipcase. Both volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7 3/4" x 11 1/4".
 
Lot 6425

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique, decorative literature titles:

- Phebe Fairchild, Her Book by Lois Lenski - Dated 1936 by Frederick A. Stokes Co.
- A Memorial of Alice and Phoebe Cry, with some of their Later Poems by Mary Clemmer Ames - Dated 1876 by Hurd and Houghton
- Our Homes; Their Cares and Duties, Joys and Sorrows by T.S. Arthur - Dated 1888 by Hubbard Brothers
- The Christmas Tribute by uncredited - Dated 1851 by E. H. Butler & Co.
- The Two Wives; or, Lost and Won by T. S. Arthur - Dated 1856 by J. B. Lippincott & Co. - Extensive moisture indications to the text block.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6426

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of Columbia University titles:

- The Columbian by The Junior Class of the School of Arts and Crafts - Dated 1892 by Columbia University
- Columbia University Alumni Register, 1754-1931 by The Committee on General Catalogue - Dated 1932 by Columbia University Press
- The History of The Class of 1892, Arts and Mines, Columbia University by uncredited authors - Dated 1919 Privately Published by the Class
- Rowing at Columbia, 1873-1924 by uncredited authors - Dated 1925 by the Columbia Varsity Club
- The Society of Older Graudates of Columbia - Dated 1954 Privately Published
- Wearers of the C by T. Ludlow Chrystie - Dated c1900 - Includes many signatures.
- The Columbia Varsity "C" Club by T. Ludlow Chrystie - Dated 1924 by Walter Neale

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6427

$10
This lot includes the group of How To Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life signed by author and actress Kristie Alley shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are like-new first editions in mylared dust jackets. 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 6428

$100
This lot includes the group of bibliographic reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include Landmarks of Mapmaking, A Buried Past, The Southeast in Early Maps, An Encyclopedia of the Book, The Santa Fe Trail, A Historical Bibliography, Travels in the Old South, The Gentlest Art and A Companion to the Sidereus Nuncius Facsimile. 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 6429

$30
Title: The Cosmopolitan Series
Author: various authors
Publisher: Hurst & Co., Publishers
Printing Year: 1889
Number of Volumes: Twenty five-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in cream paper wrappers with black lettering and picture on the front, this set is an antique pulp collection of famous writings, but authors such as Charles Dickens and Sir Walter Scott. The works are in a small font, with text in two columns per page. These fragile volumes show external age/wear, with some tearing and moisture indications to the paper wrappers and pages. The text blocks are solidly bound with age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2".
 
Lot 6430

$10
This lot features the pieces of Columbia University-related artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces include an original, hand-inscribed and signed portrait of Nicholas Murray Butler and a photographic print of Columbia football players on a board. The portrait of Butler is inscribed at the bottom "The best way to have a friend is to be one - N. M. B., 1936" on the left side, "Nicholas Murray Butler, 1926" in the center, and "For T. Ludlow Chrystie" on the right side. Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862 – December 7, 1947) was an American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. Butler was president of Columbia University, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He became so well-known and respected that The New York Times printed his Christmas greeting to the nation every year.

This framed portrait shows well, with light age toning. The photographic print on board has a caption on the bottom that reads "Standard scrimmage line tactics as of 1890, Columbia vs. Princeton. Said to be the earliest action football photograph ever taken." This print shows wear, it is splitting in several spots and shows age toning.
 
Lot 6431

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

Item Description: Taylor Candlesticks
Number of Pieces: 9
Dimension: 4.5" and 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 6432

$70
This lot includes the large group of Babar books 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 6433

$90
Title: Southern Road
Author: Sterling A. Brown
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
Printing Year: 1932 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green paper with rust-colored cloth spine with bright silver embossed lettering, this first edition book of poetry is Sterling Brown's first published work. The work contains drawings by E. Simms Campbell.

Sterling Allen Brown (May 1, 1901 – January 13, 1989) was an African-American professor, author of works on folklore, poet and literary critic. He was interested chiefly in black culture of the Southern United States. In 1933 Brown published his first book of poetry Southern Road. It was a collection of poetry with rural themes and treated the simple lives of poor, black, country folk with poignancy and dignity. It also used authentic dialect and structures. Despite the success of this book, he struggled to find a publisher for the follow-up, No Hiding Place.

His poetic work was influenced in content, form and cadence by African-American music, including work songs, blues and jazz. Like that of Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and other black writers of the period, his work often dealt with race and class in the United States. He was deeply interested in a folk-based culture, which he considered most authentic. Brown is considered part of the Harlem Renaissance artistic tradition, although he spent the majority of his life in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C.. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing to the boards, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 135 pages.
 
Lot 6434

$10
This lot includes the eleven author-signed copies of Talk Talk by T. C. Boyle shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author T. C. Boyle. This lot includes at least some first editions. All volumes are complete with mylar-protected dust jackets. 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 6435

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of poetry and lyrical titles:

- Selected Songs of Thomas Campion by W. H. Auden - Dated 1973 by The Bodley Head
- Birth of a Poet by William Everson - Dated 1982 by Black Sparrow Press - Limited edition.
- Assays of Bias by Arthur Freeman - Dated 1970 by Godine
- The Tribe of Ben, A Collection of Seventeenth Century Poems by Alan S. Downer - Dated 1943 by The Wells College Press
- Beacon Lights for God's Mariners by Elizabeth N. Little - Dated 1835 by A. D. Cassino - Shows moisture indications and is lacking a portion of the spine cover.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6436

$40
This lot features the following Harper's Weekly engravings by Winslow Homer:

- "The Sleighing Season - The Upset'" - Dated January 14, 1860, the engraving measures approximately 13 1/2" by 9" - This piece shows some edgewear.
- "Skating at Boston" - Dated March 12, 1859, the engraving measures approximately 13 1/2" by 9"
- "Under The Falls, Catskill Mountains" - Dated September 14, 1872, the engraving measures approximately 13 1/2" by 9" - This piece shows some edgewear.
- "Camping Out in the Adirondack Mountains" - Dated November 7, 1844, this piece is under a cardstock matting, and the engraving measures approximately 13 1/2" by 9"
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 6437

$50
Title: My Word Is My Bond
Author: Roger Moore
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Printing Year: 2008 Limited First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright silver embossing and in a black slipcase, this volume is a signed and numbered limited edition of the first UK edition of this work, still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap. This work is the memoir of Roger Moore, an English actor and film producer, perhaps best known for portraying British secret agent James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985. He also portrayed Simon Templar in the long-running British television series The Saint. This is a new book, in a slipcase measuring approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2".

With this limited edition signed volume is a 2008 first printing from Collins, signed by Roger Moore on the title page. This volume is bound in white paper with black cloth spine and gilt embossing. The volume shows very little wear, with the pictorial dust jacket in mylar and the binding tight, with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 336 pages.
 
Lot 6438

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique ladies' arts and crafts titles:

- Samplers & Tapestry Embroideries by Marcus B. Huish - Dated 1913 by Longmans, Green, and Co.
- Samplers and Stitches by Mrs. Archibald Christie - Dated 1934 by B. T. Batsford Ltd. - In price-clipped dust jacket.
- Encyclopedie des Ouvrages de Dames by Therese de Dillmont - Dated c1910 by Tous Droits Reserves - Edition Francaise. Several pages are detached, including title page.
- A Book of Hand-Woven Coverlets by Eliza Calvert Hall - Dated 1912 by Little, Brown and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6439

$15
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage gardening and nature books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include works on roses, shrubs, alpines in the garden, plant life in the Scottish Highlands, and animal homes. 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 6440

$55
This lot includes the group of art and music reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot cover a variety of topics, including the photography of Clarence John Laughlin, cemetery art, early American paintings, posters of David Lance, the architectural and design work of Marcel Breuer, a collection on Quilts of the Oklahoma Historical Society, a work on mud bricks in the American West, a bound volume of Persimmon Hill with a tipped-in paper showing the signature of Eya Fechin, an 1873 printing of an the Model Organ Method, and a work of helpful hints for singers. 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 6441

$20
This lot includes the group of books signed by author Lawrence Block shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes five first edition volumes and a limited edition volume. Also included is After Hours, Conversations with Lawrence Block, signed by Ernie Bulow, with a bookplate signed by Lawrence Block adhered to the front free endpaper. 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 6442

$90
This shelf lot includes the very large group of decorative antique literature 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 6443

$110
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Fluted Luncheon Plates
Number of Pieces: 8
Dimension: 9" 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 6444

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique reference titles:

- Good Medicine, The Illustrated Letters of Charles M. Russell Introduction by Will Rogers - Dated 1929 by Doubleday & Company
- Antiquities of the Orient Unveiled by M. Wolcott Redding - Dated 1873 by Redding & Co. - Includes fold-out illustration. Vintage cloth spine rebacking.
- A Modern Kitchen Guide by uncredited - Dated 1934 by The Bunting Publications, Inc. - Wear and tearing to the paper wrappers.
- Wild Flower by various authors - Dated 1941 by The Wild Flower Preservation Society, Inc.
- Acadian Reminiscences by Felix Voorhies - Dated 1907 by Frank J. Dauterive, Publisher

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6445

$200
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on beekeeping:

- The ABC of Bee Culture by A. I. Root - Dated 1905 by The A. I. Root Company
- The Embryology of the Honey Bee by James Allen Nelson - Dated 1915 by Princeton University Press
- History of American Beekeeping by Frank Chapman Pellett - Dated 1938 by Collegiate Press, Inc.
- Beekeeping, A Discussion of the Life of the Honeybee and of the Production of Honey by Everett Franklin Phillips- Dated 1919 by The Macmillan Company - Ex-library volume with typical indications.
- A Year Among the Bees by C. C. Miller - Dated c1900 by Office of the American Bee Journal - Very scarce volume.
- Queen Rearing Simplified by Jay Smith - Dated 1923 by The A. I. Root Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These indications may include boards separated or splitting along the internal hinges, age-toned pages, and rubbing and sunning to the spine and boards.
 
Lot 6446

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of author-signed first edition titles by Robert Ludlum:

- The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum - Dated 1978 by Richard Markek Publishers
- The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum - Dated 1979 by Richard Markek Publishers - The dust jacket of this volume has been price-clipped.
- The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum - Dated 1982 by Random House
- The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum - Dated 1984 by Random House

Unless otherwise noted, the books show very well, in mylar-covered dust jackets, with tightly bound, clean pages.
 
Lot 6447

$25
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes provide information on a variety of artists, including Matisse, Joseph Turner, and Peter Scott, as well as a volume on painting in the Eighteenth Century. 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 6448

$35
This lot includes the group of Japanese Artwork books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subjects include narrative scrolls, the Heian Period, and Japanese sculpture. 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 6449

$25
This 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 best-selling author. Authors include: Ed McBain, Sue Grafton, Lawrence Block, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, Scott Turow and John Irving. 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 6450

$25
This lot includes the group of signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective subject or author. Authors and subjects include: Buddy Stall, Paul Hendrickson, Robert Howard Allen, Joyce Reardon, Julia Reed, Larry Heineman, Kitty Kelley, John Morrison and Nelson Lankford, 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.
 
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