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Lot 6076

$30
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include familiar titles, such as Mary Poppins, Black Beauty, The Black Stallion Returns, The Wind in the Willows and Mystery Island. 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. Several of the volumes do have some more advanced condition issues.
 
Lot 6077

$45
Title: Elements of Algebra
Author: M. Bourdon
Publisher: E. B. Clayton
Printing Year: 1831

Condition/Details: Rebound in crimson paper with three quarter red leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a very scarce work on algebra "for the use of the cadets of the U.S. Military Academy," from the French of M. Bourdon, translated by Lieut. Edward C. Ross. The volume shows very light external age/wear, having been rebound in modern boards. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages. Handwriting from a previous owner is on the title page and front endpapers. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 389 pages.
 
Lot 6078

$25
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage works about the United States shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include A Diary in America (1839, volumes two and three rebound in contemporary boards with previous owner's name on the spine), The United States Review (1855-56, rebound in similar binding), Historians and the Abolition Movement (1976, signed by author Tung-Hsun Sun and printed in China), Un Voyage Aux Etats-Unis D'Amerique (1868). 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 6079

$200
Title: The Lithographs of Chagall
Author: Fernand Mourlot and Charles Sorlier
Publisher: Boston Book and Art Shop, Inc.
Printing Year: 1969

Condition/Details: Bound in off-white linen with black lettering and in the original dust jacket, this vintage art volume is the third volume in a collection cataloging the work of Marc Chagall, one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. This volume contains English text translated from the original French. The work contains many illustrations of Chagall's artwork, and features two lithographs created by Chagall for this book - the dust jacket and the frontispiece, both of which are present. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket, which is in a stiff plastic, shows wear along the spine, with tearing at the top and a moisture indication at the bottom. The volume is in the original tan paper slipcase, which shows some tearing along the edges and moisture indications. The book measures approximately 10" x 12 1/2" and contains 173 pages.
 
Lot 6080

$20
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6081

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

Item Description: Garden Globes
Number of Pieces: 4
Dimension: 8" 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 6082

$450
Title: The Killer Angels
Author: Michael Shaara
Publisher: David McKay Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1974 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with darker blue paper spine and embossed lettering, this vintage volume is a first edition, first printing of historian Michael Shaara's second book. This Pulitzer Prize winning work on the Battle of Gettysburg was the basis for the movie Gettysburg. This book meets the criteria for a first edition, first printing, including five lines of text at the top of the copyright page, with the copyright year of 1974 and no other years or statements of subsequent printings. This volume is in the first edition, mylar-covered dust jacket, with the author's photograph on the rear cover, no reviews and no bar code. (identification points courtesy of pprize.com)

The work is illustrated with full-page maps. The volume shows very well for what is often cited as a cheaply manufactured volume. The book shows very light external age/wear, with minor rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. One page shows a light creasing at the top corner, and the last 100 pages have a moisture indication at the top corner, which does not affect the pages. The inside front flap of the dust jacket is price-clipped. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 374 pages.
 
Lot 6083

$90
Title: The Old and New Testaments, Connected in the History of Jews and Neighbouring Nations, From the Declensions of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the Time of Christ
Author: Humphrey Prideaux
Publisher: Middlesex Bookstore (Charlestown, Mass.)
Printing Year: 1815-16 First American Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Bound in leather with maroon spine labels and gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce biblical work, with a history of Jews. Each volume contains at least one fold-out map, as well as full-page charts.

Humphrey Prideaux (1648–1724), Doctor of Divinity and scholar, belonged to an ancient Cornish family, was born at Padstow, and educated at Westminster School and at Oxford. He first attracted notice by his description of the Arundel marbles (1676), which gained for him powerful patrons, and he rose to be Dean of Norwich. Among his other works were an anti-Islamic Life of Mahomet (1697). It was really a polemical tract against the deists and now has no biographical value. The Old and New Testament connected in the History of the Jews and Neighbouring Nations (1715–17) was long and important work, of which many editions were brought out. It was among the earliest English works to use the term Vulgar Era, though Kepler used the term as early as 1635.

Like many high churchmen of his day, Prideaux was as much concerned with politics as with religion. In January 1674, for instance, Prideaux recorded in his letters a visit to his home of William Levett, a fellow Doctor of Divinity from Oxford, Principal of Magdalen Hall (and later Dean of Bristol). With Levett came Lord Cornbury, son of the Earl of Clarendon, Levett's principal patron. In other letters, Prideaux mentioned alliances with Levett in ongoing church political maneuverings. His sympathies inclined to Low Churchism in religion and to Whiggism in politics. He published the following pamphlets: “The Validity of the Orders of the Church of England” (1688), “Letter to a Friend on the Present Convocation” (1690), and “The Case of Clandestine Marriages stated” (1691). (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show some external age/wear, with typical rubbing to the boards and spines for volumes of this age. The text blocks are well bound with age-toned and foxed pages. There are some moisture indications, primarily in the rear of volume three. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 9 3/4".
 
Lot 6084

$35
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's 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 6085

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

Item Description: Placecard Holders
Number of Pieces: 15
Dimension: 2.5" tall

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

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

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6086

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

- Tighe Lyfford by Charles James Cannon - Dated 1859 by James Miller - This Irish-American novel shows wear, with the front board detached and the spine cover lacking. The pages show moisture indications and foxing, with play to the binding.
- Roundabout Papers by William Thackeray - Dated 1869 by Smith, Elder, and Co. - Also includes "The Second Funeral of Napoleon."
- The Token and Atlantic Souvenir, a Christmas and New Year's Present by S. G. Goodrich - Dated 1838 by American Stationers' Company - This volume is tightly bound, with moisture indications to pages. Inscription to previous owner on front free endpaper.
- Golden Legends of the Olden Time by John Stoughton - Dated 1885 by Hodder and Stoughton - Slightly cocked spine shows wear and moisture indications. Endpapers are foxed. Inscription to previous owner on front free endpaper.
- The Dominant Seventh, A Music Story by Kate Elizabeth Clark - Dated 1890 by D. Appleton and Company - Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Pink staining along the spine, with sunning to the spine.
- Mary's Son, A Christmas Brochure by Edward and Mary Bok - Dated 1927 by Swastika (Merion, PA) - An original piece printed as a Holiday Greeting from the Bok's to their friends. Includes handwritten note signed by Edward Bok. Edward William Bok (9 October 1863–January 9th, 1930) was a Dutch born American editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He was editor of the Ladies Home Journal for thirty years. Bok is credited with coining the term, living room as the name for room of a house that had commonly been called the parlor or drawing room. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia) The spine of this small volume is torn, and the boards show rubbing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6087

$80
Title: The Small Fruits of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique botanical volume features a tissue paper-guarded frontispiece and many brightly colored plates. There are nearly 100 vividly detailed color plates of a wide variety of the small fruits detailed in the volume. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some light rubbing to the extremities. The volume is well bound with clean pages. The volume measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 614 pages. This is one of several lots of the Fruits of New York series by U. P. Hedrick in this catalog.
 
Lot 6088

$35
This lot includes the group of antique decorative 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 6089

$90
This lot includes the group of books on the history of textiles in Asia shown in the corresponding image(s). These titles provide information on textiles of Indonesia, India and Bali, and printed cottons of Asia. 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 6090

$110
Title: The Hellenic Kingdom and the Greek Nation
Author: George Finlay
Publisher: Marsh, Capen & Lyon
Printing Year: 1837

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with a paper spine label, this small antique volume is a scarce work on Greek history. This work was an early publication of George Finlay's work.

George Finlay (1799–1875), historian, of Scottish descent, was born at Faversham, Kent, where his father, an officer in the army, was inspector of government powder mills. Intended for the law, he was educated at the University of Glasgow, the University of Göttingen, and the University of Edinburgh, but becoming an enthusiast in the cause of Greece, he joined Byron in the war of independence, and thereafter bought a property near Athens, where he settled and busied himself with schemes for the improvement of the country, which met with little success. His History of Greece, produced in sections between 1843 and 1861, did not at first receive the recognition which its merits deserved, but it has since been given by students in all countries, and specially in Germany, a place among works of permanent value, alike for its literary style and the depth and insight of its historical views. It was re-issued in 1877 as A History of Greece from the Roman Conquest to the Present Time (146 B.C.E. to 1864). (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages. The previous owner's name is in ink on the inside of the front board. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 110 pages.
 
Lot 6091

$40
Title: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: The Penguin Press
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce, author-signed first printing of the first edition of the author's fourth book. The title page bears an original signature of author Michael Pollan. The volume is complete with mylar-protected dust jacket. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 450 pages.
 
Lot 6092

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique bibliographic reference titles:

- Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature by William Thomas Lowndes and Henry G. Bohn - Dated 1864 by Henry G. Bohn - Four-volume, ex-library set, with stamps, stickers, and other typical indications. The volumes have been rebound in a maroon cloth with three-quarter leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing. The volumes show wear, with rubbing to the leather, detached pages, and red marks along the bottom of the text block edge.
- The Art of the Book Edited by Charles Holme - Dated 1914 by The Studio Ltd - This decoratively bound volume is an ex-library book, with typical indications.
- The Southern and Western Literary Messenger and Review: Devoted to Every Department of Literature and the Fine Arts by various authors - Dated 1847 by Macfarlane & Fergusson - Rebound in contemporary boards. Text block is tightly bound, with moisture indications and foxing to the pages.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6093

$20
This lot includes the group of cook books and self sufficient living book shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include antique cookbooks The Art of Cooking with Herbs and Spices, The Candy Cook Book, It's Fun to Cook, as well as the softcover volume on natural living, Living on the Earth. 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 6094

$45
This lot features 7 original Winslow Homer engravings from Harper's Weekly. These pieces include engravings titled "Raid on a Sand-Swallow Colony - 'How Many Eggs?'", "Waiting For a Bite", "Gathering Berries", "Our Watering-Places - Horse-Racing at Saratoga", "A Snow Slide in the City", "Fall Games - The Apple-Bee" and "Husking the Corn in New England".

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 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 6095

$175
This lot includes the group of books from Cornell University's Department of Asian Studies, Southeast Asia Program shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of topics, including Gold and Megalithic Activity in Prehistoric and Recent West Borneo , Excavations of the Prehistoric Iron Industry in West Borneo, Archaeology, Trade and Society in Northeast Sumatra, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma, The Malay Raja: A Study of Malay Political Culture in East Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula in the Early Nineteenth Century and The Crystal Sands: The Chronicles of Nagara Sri Dharrmaraja. These volumes are bound in red paper wrappers with black lettering on the front cover and spine. 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 6096

$60
Title: Les Collections Khmeres du Musee Albert Sarraut A Phnom-Penh
Author: George Groslier
Publisher: G. Van Oest
Printing Year: 1931

Condition/Details: The original paper wrappers of this volume have been bound in blue cloth boards. This French work details Khmer archeology, with plates portraying pieces of the Phnom Penh museum. The Albert Sarraut Museum, set up in 1919, is the national museum of Cambodia. This rebound volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning and rubbing to the boards. Internally, the wrappers show well, with light creasing and a previous owner's signature in pen at the top right corner. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The pages opposite of the plates show darkening. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 13" and contains 129 pages.
 
Lot 6097

$60
Title: A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World
Author: William Guthrie
Publisher: Charles Dilly
Printing Year: 1794

Condition/Details: Bound in antique leather boards, this volume is a scarce early work on geography. This volume features several fold-out engraved maps, including a frontispiece. This work "introduced into British geographical discourse key themes from the Scottish Enlightenment, most importantly stadial theories of social development. Guthrie's intellectual positioning as a Scot led him to question the Anglocentric and Anglican political and religious assumptions which had pervaded geographical texts by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English geographers." (historical detail courtesy of informaworld.com)

The volume shows moderate external age/wear, typical to its age. The boards and spine are rubbed and the front board is splitting from the spine and text block. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 965 pages.
 
Lot 6098

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

- Theatre Complet De M. Mercier by M. Mercier - Dated 1778 by Chez B. Vlam. Aleide, Chez J. Murray - Tome Second
- Oeuvres Completes De J. J. Rousseau by V. D. Musset-Pathay - Dated 1824 by Chez P. Dupont
- Paul de Cassagna, L'Homme de Principes et de Caractere by Paul de Cassagna - Dated c1890 by En Vente A L'Autorite - Eight-volume set.

The books in this lot show some advanced age/wear indications, which may include detached or split boards, detached pages, split bindings, age-toned pages and more. These are ex-library volumes with typical indications.
 
Lot 6099

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

Item Description: Oval Serving Dishes
Number of Pieces: 9
Dimension: 9.5" 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 6100

$600
This auction lot includes the following group of titles by author Joe Hill, son of authors Stephen and Tabitha King:

- Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill - Dated 2007 by Gollancz - Signed limited edition of only 1,300 slipcased copies, still sealed in publisher's original shrinkwrap.
- Thumbprint by Joe Hill - Dated 2008 by Subterranean Press - Stated first edition, in original box. This is a deluxe limited edition of one of only 52 copies hand-signed by the author and stored in a solander box. This copy is lettered "PP". This volume is in like new condition, with bright, clean pages.
- Gunpowder by Joe Hill - Dated 2008 by PS Publishing - Never read volume, tightly bound.

Joseph Hillstrom King (born June 4, 1972, Hermon, Maine), better known by the pen name Joe Hill, is an American author and comic book writer. He has published two novels—Heart Shaped Box and Horns—and a collection of short stories entitled 20th Century Ghosts, as well as several published novellas and short stories. He is also the author of the comic book series Locke & Key. Hill's parents are authors Stephen and Tabitha King. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show very well, in like-new condition, with tight bindings.
 
Lot 6101

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of quilting books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6102

$15
This lot includes the 12 author-signed copies of Judith Lindbergh's The Thrall's Tale shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Judith Lindbergh. 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 6103

$10
This lot includes the group of signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include John Fraser, Deborah Szekely Mazzanti, Donald Katz, Jane Marla Robbins, Jesse C. Burt, Jen Schefft, Paul McAuley, and several others. This lot includes several first editions, and most of the volumes are 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 6104

$100
Title: Report of a Reconnaissance of a Route for a Road from San Antonio to El Paso
Author: various authors
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1850

Condition/Details: Bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt embossing on the spine, this antique volume provides an early look at the Western United States. "There is much interesting matter in the reports relating to Indian tribes, then first visited, and the plates are principally illustrative of Indian life or aboriginal antiquities" (Sabin). The work is illustrated with many engravings, including several in color. The volume shows external age/wear, with advanced rubbing and tearing to the cloth of the boards and spine. The boards are detached from the text block, remaining attached to the spine cover. The text block is well bound with age-toned, foxed pages, with occasional marginalia from previous owner's on the front and rear pages. The volume is lacking its title page, front free endpaper, rear free endpaper and fold-out maps. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 250 pages, with pages of plates at the end of the volume numbered one through 75 (plates numbered 2, 21, and 39 were never issued).
 
Lot 6105

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

Item Description: Candlestick Lamps
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: 11" 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 6106

$90
This lot includes the group of books regarding Asian Ceramics, Pottery, and Porcelain 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 6107

$450
Title: The Art of War
Author: Chevalier De La Valiere
Publisher: Robert Bell
Printing Year: 1776

Condition/Details: Bound in calfskin leather with raised spine bands, this antique volume is a scarce early printing on the rules of war, including duties of military officers, duties of soldiers and the rules and practices of the greatest generals. This is volume one in a two volume set. The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards detached from the spine and text block, except at the points of intersection with the spine bands. The leather on the boards shows rubbing and is tearing at the corners. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, which show some foxing. There is period handwriting on both the front and rear endpapers. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 264 pages.
 
Lot 6108

$20
This lot includes the group of four small, framed antique hand-colored engravings shown in the corresponding image(s). Two of the engravings are in oval frames and show titles at the boom "Arco de Jeseo," numbered 18 in the center of the title, and "Pavine de Prpilei," numbered 4 in the center of the title. The two pieces in rectangular frames are not titled, and portray scenes along the water, with boats and people working in the water and buildings in the background. The oval frames measure 6 1/2" vertically and 6" horizontally, and the rectangular frames measure 10" x 8". The frames in this lot show wear and are each split. The engravings show well, with age-toned paper and fine petina. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6109

$40
This lot includes the 18 author-signed copies of Gore Vidal's Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Gore Vidal. 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 6110

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of first edition titles signed by the author Bob Truluck, comprising his complete works:

- Street Level by Bob Truluck - Dated 2000 by Thomas Dunne Books
- The Art of Redemption by Bob Truluck - Dated 2007 by Dennis McMillan Publications
- Saw Red by Bob Truluck - Dated 2003 by Dennis McMillan Publications

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show very well, in original, mylar-covered dust jackets. Each volume is tightly bound with clean, bright pages.
 
Lot 6111

$325
Title: Rabbit, Run
Author: John Updike
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1960 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue paper with teal cloth spine and bright silver embossing, this vintage volume is a first edition of John Updike's Rabbit, Run, the first in the author's "Rabbit" series. This volume is in a first state dust jacket, with a 16 line blurb on the front flap describing the book and a $4.00 price. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. There is some darkening to the front endpapers, where vintage newspaper clippings are present, which discuss Updike. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows light shelf wear, with sunning to the spine. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 307 pages.
 
Lot 6112

$225
Title: The Halloween Tree
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Gauntlet Publications
Printing Year: 2005

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce, signed limited edition of Bradbury's illustrated story. The work features drawings by Bradbury and Joe Mugnaini. This volume bears an original signature of Bradbury on the title page, along with the limited edition statement. This volume is number 497 of a limited 750 copies. The volume is in like-new condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 11 1/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 494 pages.
 
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