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Lot 6038

$20
This lot features four original Frederic Remington engravings from Harper's Weekly. These pieces include engravings titled "Running a Coyote with Hounds in Southern California", "A Quarrel Over Cards - A Sketch From a New Mexican Ranch", "The Buffalo Dance" and "Mexican Miners at Work - Drilling".

Frederic Sackrider Remington (October 4, 1861 – December 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U.S. Cavalry. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

These intricately detailed engravings show well, with light age toning and edge wear to the paper, with occasional loss to the edges. The text from the opposite side of each paper is just barely evident.
 
Lot 6039

$25
Title: Le Canon Taoiste and Les Peres du Systeme Taoiste
Author: Dr. Leon Wieger
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: 1913
Number of Volumes: Two-volume set

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper wrappers, these fragile, antique volumes are a scarce French work on the Eastern philosophical and religious tradition of Taoism. Léon Wieger was a French Jesuit missionary, medical doctor, theologies and sinologist who worked at the Catholic Jesuit mission in Hejian, together with Séraphin Couvreur. He published numerous books, on Chinese culture, Taoism, Buddhism and Chinese language. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes are very fragile, and show advanced wear, with the wrappers detached and the text block split into sections. The wrappers and pages show wear with significant age toning and chipping. The first volume is lacking its title page. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2".
 
Lot 6040

$40
Title: The Chefs-D'Oeuvre D'Art of the International Exhibition, 1878
Editor: Edward Strahan
Publisher: Gebbie & Barrie
Printing Year: 1878

Condition/Details: Bound in large leather boards with decorative gilt embossing, this antique volume is profusely illustrated with engraved plates of artwork from the Paris World's Fair, held from May 1 though to November 10, 1878. It celebrated the recovery of France after the 1870 Franco-Prussian War.

This volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine edges. The front board is detached from the text block, remaining attached to the spine cover. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, some of which show foxing, with the images largely unaffected. The front fly free endpaper is lacking the bottom corner. This is an ex-library volume, with stamps on several pages throughout and some typical handwriting. The book measures approximately 11 1/2" x 16 1/2" and contains 138 pages.
 
Lot 6041

$40
Title: Kidder's Guide to Apiarian Science, Being a Practical Treatise, in Every Department of Bee Culture and Bee Management
Author: K. P. Kidder
Publisher: Brown, Taggard & Chase
Printing Year: 1859

Condition/Details: Bound in the original yellow paper wrappers, this antique pamphlet is a scarce work on beekeeping. This volume is includes an engraved portrait of Kidder surrounded by bees on the front cover and copyright page, and one full-page engraving. This work provides information on the honey bee, with detail on the anatomy of bees, the queen, the architecture of bees, wax, pollen and the removal of bees.

The volume shows external age/wear, with folded and torn corners to the front wrapper, first few pages and rear wrapper, and light moisture indications to the rear wrapper. The wrappers also show darkening around the edges. There is restoration yellow tape along the spine. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 175 pages.
 
Lot 6042

$55
Title: Run Masked
Author: Robb White
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1938 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with purple design on the front board and spine, this vintage volume is a scarce, author-signed stated first edition of Robb White's Run Masked. Robb White (June 20, 1909 – November 24, 1990) was a writer of screenplays, television scripts, and adventure novels; most of the latter had a maritime setting — often the Pacific Navy during World War II. White was best known for juvenile fiction, though he has proven popular with adults as well. Nearly all his books are out of print; nevertheless, White has a devoted following among baby-boomers, many of whom were introduced to him through inexpensive paperbacks available in American schools in the mid-20th century. The early Run Masked (1938) was White's only effort at a work of adult-themed literature. Most of his books are adventure stories aimed at younger readers (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume contains a handwritten inscription and signature from the author on the front free endpaper. The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning, rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and spine. The front board is detached from the text block, remaining secure to the spine cover. The text block is well bound and slightly cocked. The pages are age-toned. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8" and contains 330 pages.
 
Lot 6043

$15
Title: The Pears of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1921

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique botanical volume features a frontispiece and many brightly color plates. This volume shows advanced external age/wear, with moisture indications and the boards detached from the text block. The book is well bound. The pages show extensive moisture indications, primarily in the first half of the volume. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 636 pages. This is one of several lots of the Fruits of New York series by U. P. Hedrick in this catalog.
 
Lot 6044

$20
This lot includes the group of books about Chinese artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). These books cover topics such as early Chinese ceramics and the Great Bronze Age. 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 6045

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

Item Description: Taylor Spiral Candlesticks
Number of Pieces: 4
Dimension: 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 6046

$20
This lot includes the group of antique world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Continuation de L'Histoire D'Angleterre (1843), Memoirs of the Court of King Charles the First (1833, volume one only), The Different Systems of Penal Codes in Europe (1854, published by the US Government), The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine, Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain (1850, includes volumes five and six), and History of Arabia (1834 from Harper's Family Library, Volume one only, includes fold-out map frontispiece).

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. The volumes in this lot have advanced condition issues, including detached and lacking boards and spine covers, among other possible age/wear indications. This lot includes some ex-library books, with typical indications.
 
Lot 6047

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Robin Cook, James Lee Burke, Stephen Coonts, Richard Clarke, Nicholas Evans, Karen Joy Fowler, Richard Ford, and John Burdett. Many of the volumes in this lot are first editions. The volumes are overall in like-new condition, with mylared dust jackets. 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 6048

$35
Title: The Complete Writings of John Burroughs
Author: John Burroughs
Publisher: Wm. H. Wise & Co.
Printing Year: 1924
Number of Volumes: 23-volume set, lacking volume 24

Notes: Bound in dark green blind-stamped cloth, this antique set is a scarce collection of the writings of John Burroughs, an American naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement. According to biographers at the American Memory project at the Library of Congress, John Burroughs was the most important practitioner after Thoreau of that especially American literary genre, the nature essay. By the turn of the century he had become a virtual cultural institution in his own right: the Grand Old Man of Nature at a time when the American romance with the idea of nature, and the American conservation movement, had come fully into their own. His extraordinary popularity and popular visibility were sustained by a prolific stream of essay collections, beginning with Wake-Robin in 1871. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work includes volumes 1 - 23 of the set, known as the Wake-Robin Edition. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. The pages have deckled edges and gilt top edges. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2".
 
Lot 6049

$200
Title: Nine Stories
Author: J. D. Salinger
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1953 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt embossing, this vintage volume is a first edition of Salinger's second book and his first collection of short stories, of which only 5,000 copies were printed. This volume is in a first state dust jacket, with a price of $3.00. This volume, as will all first editions of this work, consists of two types of paper stock, one of which shows more advanced age toning. The volume shows some external age/wear, with light moisture indications and rubbing to the gilt on the spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages, with a previous owner's signature on the front free endpaper. The jacket shows age toning and advanced wear, with the bottom two inches of the spine lacking, tears along the top edge and a tear on the rear cover. The front cover of the jacket is torn along the spine approximately two inches up from the lacking piece. The jacket is now in a protective mylar piece. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 302 pages.
 
Lot 6050

$70
Title: The Golden Chersonese and the Way Tither
Author: Isabella Bird
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in brown cloth with bright gilt and black embossed lettering and design featuring and elephant on the front board, this antique volume provides detail on the author's travels to the Far East in 1879. The work contains several engravings portraying the culture and people the author encountered in her travels, as well as a fold-out map. The volume shows very well, with light external age/wear including rubbing along the board and spine edges. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 483 pages.
 
Lot 6051

$60
This lot includes the group of approximately 100 excised pages 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. These antique pieces come from a variety of books, and include engravings, photogravures, woodcut and more. Topics featured in these pages include heraldry, landscapes, and women, among other topics. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6052

$70
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Frank Paton
Medium: Print
Year: 1888
Dimensions: Frame measures 18" by 16"

Details/Condition: This piece features a print of Frank Paton's "Rough and Ready", hand-signed by the artist at the bottom edge along the matting. This piece portrays three dogs in a barn, two of which are waiting by a mouse hole. This print is surrounded by a variety of vignettes portraying circuses, horse races, sporting events and more.

Frank Paton (1855–1909) was an English artist of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, best known for his paintings of animals and scenes of rural life. He was a successful artist during his lifetime and could even count Queen Victoria as an admirer of his work. His most famous compositions, "Fairest of Them All" and "Puss in Boots" (1880), have adorned many a wall in the form of plates and posters. In addition, his series of printed Christmas cards published between 1880 and 1909 have become an affordable way for those interested in Paton's art to begin a collection. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows light external age/wear, with toning to the paper.
 
Lot 6053

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

Item Description: Fluted Luncheon Plates
Number of Pieces: 7
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 6054

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage philosophical titles:

- Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind by Dugald Stewart - Dated 1793 by William Young - Previous owner's signature on the title page. This volume shows age, with tightly bound, age-toned pages and rubbing to boards.
- The Political Mirror: or, Review of Jacksonism by J. P. Peaslee - Dated 1835, published by the author - This antique volume shows wear, with the front board and front free endpapers detached and the spine cover lacking. The text block is split into two parts, and contains age-toned pages, with occasional foxing and moisture indications. There is a handwritten name in pen on the title page.
- The Individual, A Study of Life and Death by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler - Dated 1900 by D. Appleton and Company.
- The Bible of Nature; or, the Principles of Secularism by Felix L. Oswald - Dated 1888 by The Truth Seeker Company
- The Larger Liberalism by Edward Bernard Benjamin - Dated 1918 by The University Press (Cambridge, Mass.) - Previous owners' labels and signature on inside of front board.
- Uncle Sam Needs a Doctor by William H. Murray - Dated 1940 by Meador Publishing Company - In the mylar-covered dust jacket, this volume is hand-inscribed and signed by the author inside of the front board.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6055

$50
Title: Orationes Selectae
Author: M. Tullii Ciceronies
Publisher: A. Kincaid & J. Bell
Printing Year: 1762

Condition/Details: Bound in leather, this antique volume is a scarce, small Latin work on the orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC – December 7, 43 BC; sometimes anglicized as "Tully"), a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and Roman constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the leather of the boards and spine, and portions of the spine cover lacking. The text block is well bound with age-toned, foxed pages. This volume is lacking the front free endpaper, and the rear endpaper is torn. The book measures approximately 3 1/4" x 6" and contains 348 pages.
 
Lot 6056

$25
This lot features the following pieces of Harper's Weekly engravings by Winslow Homer:

- "Watch-Tower, Corner of Spring and Varick Streets, New York" - Undated matted in cardstock and in plastic, with the engraving measuring approximately 9 1/2" by 13 3/4"
- "Spring Farm Work - Grafting" - Dated April 30, 1870 matted in cardstock and in plastic, with the engraving measuring approximately 9" by 7", with text and engraved portrait on the top half of the page
- "New England Factory Life - 'Bell-Time'" - Dated July 25, 1868 on cardstock backing and in plastic, with the engraving measuring approximately 13 1/2" by 9 1/4" - Light edgewear to the paper.
- "On the Beach at Long Branch - The Children's Hour" - Dated August 15, 1874, the engraving measures approximately 13" 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 6057

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

Item Description: Stemmed Serving Bowl & Domed Plate
Number of Pieces: 3
Dimension: 6" tall (bowl), 8" diameter (plate), 4.5" tall (dome)

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 6058

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of Pulitzer Prize winning titles by Booth Tarkington:

- The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington - Dated 1918 by Doubleday, Page & Company
- Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington - Dated 1921 by Doubleday, Page & Company - Two copies of this antique first edition, first printing book, one with a photocopied dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. The volumes show rubbing concentrated along the spine and board edges, some sunning to the spine and age-toned, foxed pages.
 
Lot 6059

$350
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Thierry Poncelet
Medium: Oil on Board
Year: c1975
Dimensions: Frame measures 27" by 32"

Details/Condition: This piece features an original oil painting on board by renowned artist Thierry Poncelet. This piece features a West Highland White Terrier female dog in a blue lace hat and mauve scarf. This painting was hand-signed in the lower left corner by the artist "Th. Poncelet". 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, square frame with fine detail.
 
Lot 6060

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of Southwest America titles:

- Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences by various authors - Dated 1973 by The Rio Grande Press, Inc.
- Indian Blankets and Their Makers, The Navaho by George Wharton James - Dated 1974 by The Rio Grande Press, Inc.
- Navaho Weaving, Its Technic and Its History by Charles Avery Amsden - Dated 1974 by The Rio Grande Press, Inc.
- Mimbres Painted Pottery by J. J> Brody - Dated 1977 by University of New Mexico Press
- Navajo Silver by Arthur Woodward - Dated 1971 by Northland Press
- Hop Kachina Dolls, with a Key to Their Identification by Harold S. Colton - Dated 1974 by University of New Mexico Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6061

$40
Title: Maybe The Moon
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publisher: Harper Collins
Printing Year: 1992 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossed lettering along the spine and in the gray slipcase, this volume is from a limited edition of 150 copies. This copy is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap. Armistead Jones Maupin, Jr. (born May 13, 1944) is an American writer best known for his "Tales of the City" series of novels based in San Francisco. Maupin has written two novels, Maybe The Moon and The Night Listener, which are not part of the Tales series. Maybe The Moon is a story Maupin describes as 'partly autobiographical', despite the main character being a female heterosexual Jewish dwarf. The character was also based on his friend Tamara De Treaux, who played the title character in the 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. (information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume and slipcase are in like-new condition, remaining in the plastic wrap. The slipcase measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4".
 
Lot 6062

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique theology titles:

- Ecclesiastical Annals, From the Commencement of Scripture History to the Epoch of the Reformation by Frederick Spanheim - Dated 1829 by T. Stevenson - Contemporary rebinding, in black cloth with bright gilt embossing and previous owner's name on the spine.
- A Newly Opened Treasury of Heavenly Incense by John S. Ebaugh - Dated 1839 by Martin, Lambert & Co. - Foxed and age-toned pages, and significant rubbing to the boards. Boards are cracked along internal hinges.
- A Second Course of Sermons for the Year by Rev. J. R. Pitman - Dated 1828 by James Duncan - Two-volume set. Some wear, with boards and spine showing rubbing and moisture indications. Boards are cracked and separated along the internal hinges.
- Frederick Evans, D. D., A Memorial Edited by B. D. Thomas - Dated 1899 by American Baptist Publication Society - Decoratively bound, with cameo on front board and bright gilt embossing.
- Memoirs of the Right Reverend Simon Wm. Gabriel Brute by James Roosevelt Bayley - Dated 1861 by D. & J. Sadler - Shows wear, with the front board and pages detached and spine cover torn, with portions lacking.
- The Wonders of Lourdes by Mgr. De Segur - Dated 1876 by D. & J. Sandler Co. - Translated by Anna T. Sadlier

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6063

$35
This lot includes the group of decorative gardening books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include titles on alpine flowers and gardens, home gardening, the language of flowers, growing roses and decorative gardening. 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 6064

$100
Title: Inleiding Tot De Hindoe-Javaansche Kunst
Author: Dr. N. J. Krom
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff
Printing Year: 1920
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce Dutch work on Hindu-Javanese Art. The work contains illustrations throughout, with two fold-out pieces. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities. The text blocks are well bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The spines are cocked. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 10 3/4".
 
Lot 6065

$100
This lot includes the 14 author-signed copies of Carl Hiaasen's Skinny Dip shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Carl Hiaasen. 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 6066

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of first edition titles signed by the author Don DeLillo:

- The Names by Don DeLillo - Dated 1982 by Alfred A. Knopf - This volume shows moderate age/wear to the dust jacket.
- Falling Man by Don DeLillo - Dated 2007 by Scribner
- Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo - Dated 2003 by Scribner
- Valparaiso by Don DeLillo - Dated 1999 by Scribner
- Pafko at the Wall by Don DeLillo - Dated 1997 by Scribner

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. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show very well, with light shelf wear and tight bindings, each in mylar-covered dust jackets.
 
Lot 6067

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

Item Description: Teapot with matching sugar bowl and creamer
Number of Pieces: 5 (including lids)
Dimension: 9" length, 6.5" tall (teapot), 4.5" tall (sugar bowl), 6" long (creamer)

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 6068

$225
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: 6 Oval Dishes, 4 Lids
Number of Pieces: 10
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 6069

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique beekeeping titles:

- The ABC of Bee Culture, A Cyclopedia of Every Thing Pertaining to the Care of the Honey-Bee by A. I. Root - Dated 1890 by A. I. Root
- Honey Plants of North America by John H. Lovell - Dated 1926 by The A. I. Root Company
- Queen Rearing Simplified by Jay Smith - Dated 1923 by The A. I. Root Company
- Forty Years Among the Bees by C. C. Miller - Dated 1903 by George W. York & Company
- The Bee-Keeper's Guide; or, Manual of the Apiary by A. J. Cook - Dated 1884 by Self-Published

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, including external rubbing and sunning, and age-toned pages with occasional foxing and moisture indications.
 
Lot 6070

$90
Title: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Printing Year: 1997

Condition/Details: Bound in blue paper-covered boards with black cloth to the spine, bronze colored lettering along the spine, and complete with dust jacket, this stated first edition is a scarce, author-signed first printing of Charles Frazier's first novel. This National Book Award-winning debut was the basis for the critically-acclaimed film of the same title. The work features pictorial map endpapers, a John Berendt blurb sticker on the front dust jacket, and the "man-woman" misprint on page 25.. The volume shows light external age/wear and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket features a protective mylar wrapper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 356 pages.
 
Lot 6071

$110
Title: The Caine Mutiny, A Novel of World War II
Author: Herman Wouk
Publisher: Doubleday
Printing Year: 1952 First Illustrated Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in navy cloth with white embossed lettering on the spine and in the original pictorial dust jacket, this vintage Pulitzer Prize winning book is signed by the author on a tipped-in page. The work contains color illustrations throughout by artist Lawrence Beall Smith. Also bound in is a letter from Doubleday to Wouk asking him to sign copies of this book to be given as gifts to booksellers that year, and the reply from Wouk saying he is happy to do so.

The Caine Mutiny grew out of Wouk's personal experiences aboard a destroyer-minesweeper in the Pacific in World War II and deals with, among other things, the moral and ethical decisions made at sea by the captains of ships. The mutiny of the title is legalistic, not violent, and takes place during a historic typhoon in December 1944. The court-martial that results provides the dramatic climax to the plot.
The book reached the top of the New York Times best seller list on August 12, 1951, after 17 weeks on the list, replacing From Here to Eternity. It remained atop the list for 32 weeks until March 30, 1952, when it was replaced by My Cousin Rachel. It moved back to first place on May 25, 1952, and remained another 15 weeks, before being supplanted by The Silver Chalice, and last appeared on August 23, 1953, after 122 weeks on the list.

The film The Caine Mutiny was based on the novel and starred Humphrey Bogart as Queeg. After the novel's success, the court-martial sequence was adapted into a full-length, two-act Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, by author Herman Wouk. Directed by actor Charles Laughton, it was a success on the stage in 1954, opening almost exactly five months before the release of the film. The stage version starred Lloyd Nolan as Queeg, John Hodiak as Maryk, and Henry Fonda as Greenwald. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows well, with only light external age/wear. The dust jacket is slightly faded, rubbed at the folds, and lacking a strip at the top which gradually expands to a maximum loss of 1/2". The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 494 pages.
 
Lot 6072

$20
This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include volumes one through three of The Age of Fable and volumes one through five of Les Miserables. 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 6073

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

Item Description: Creamers/Small Pitchers
Number of Pieces: 6
Dimension: 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 6074

$200
This lot includes the books and poster signed by famous Russians shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a book and poster signed by Mikhail Gorbachev (A Search For a New Beginning, Developing a New Civilization) and two signed copies of An A-Z of Cosmonautics, A Book on Outer Space, one of which is signed by Russian Cosmonauts Alexander Martynov. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. This material is generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6075

$50
This lot includes the group of books signed by author Lawrence Block shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this lot include The Specialists, Tanner on Ice, Some Days You Get The Bear, A Walk Among The Tombstones, Tanner's Tiger, Small Town, The Devil Knows You're Dead, The Burglar In The Rye and Ariel. The volumes in this lot are first editions (with one limited edition), in mylared dust jackets and in like-new condition. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
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