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Lot 6113

$110
Title: A Practical Treatise on Humanity to Honey Bees
Author: Edward Townley
Publisher: William S. Dorr
Printing Year: 1843

Condition/Details: Bound in brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt embossing, this miniature antique volume is a scarce work on the care of bees. This work details the management of bees, with descriptions of the queen bee, the worker bee, the drone bee, swarming bees, management in winter, and more. This small volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing and a moisture indication on the upper outside corner, approximately two inches down and two inches in from the top corner. The previous owner's name is in pencil on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 4" x 6" and contains 162 pages.
 
Lot 6114

$30
This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes show well, with gilt and silver embossing and pictorial designs. 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 6115

$60
This very large shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Philip Kerr, Michael Connelly, Vince Flynn, D. W. Buffa, Nicky Hornby, Ian Caldwell, Pete Hautman and Charles Frazier, among others. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6116

$30
Title: The Lace Reader
Author: Brunonia Barry
Publisher: Flap Jacket Press
Printing Year: 2007 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial black and white stiff paper wrappers, this volume is a scarce true first edition of this work, self-published in an edition of only 2,000 copies. This unread copy was author-signed and dated on the title page.

The Lace Reader (2009) is a novel set in Salem, Massachusetts, the American town famous for the Salem witch trials. The novel came to be well-known for its unusual route to mainstream publishing. Originally self-published by the author it because a local success story, got rave reviews in many places including Publisher's Weekly, and was eventually picked up by the US branch of HarperCollins in a multi-million dollar deal. It soon became a New York Times bestseller and is currently under option for a film. Rumored casting includes Rachel McAdams as the lead character, Towner Whitney. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows like-new, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 353 pages.
 
Lot 6117

$90
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 6118

$35
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include collections of poetry by Procter and Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard, as well as titles by Thackeray and other authors. 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 6119

$700
Title: The Able McLaughlins
Author: Margaret Wilson
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1923 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce first edition early Pulitzer Prize winner in the original mylar-covered dust jacket. This volume meets the identification points for a first edition, including the front of the dust jacket stating "Winner of the Harper Prize Novel Contest," of which it was the first winner prior to it being published. The back of the dust jacket has advertisements for four "New Novels" - Lummox, The Red-Blood, The Loving Are the Daring and One of the Guilty. The back dust jacket flap has an advertisement for The Invisible Gods by Edith Franklin Wyatt, and a Book-Sellers' Reorder Coupon that can be clipped from the bottom corner. (identification points courtesy of pprize.com)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities, scattered foxing to the edge of the text block and the gilt title lettering faded. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages and spine very slightly cocked. The previous owner's name and address appears on the front free endpaper, and a gift card is adhered opposite of the title page, which has resulted in a corresponding stain. The dust jacket has had archival preservation performed by a professional paper conservationist and there is slight chipping to the head and base of the dust jacket, as well as slight loss to the head and base of the jacket flap folds.
 
Lot 6120

$55
This lot includes the group of books on Asian culture and history shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Japanese Ceramics, Japanese Music and Musical Instruments, The Floral Art (three-volume set in the slipcase and tissue paper dust jackets) from the Ichiyo School, first volume is signed by the author), Modern Joseki and Fuseki, Vol. I: Parallel Fuseki, and Sinto Shrines (Zinsya), in the original wrappers and published by the Japanese Government Railways. 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 6121

$150
Title: The Genuine Graphic Works of William Hogarth
Author: Thomas Cook
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme
Printing Year: 1813

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce collection of engravings "faithfully copied from the originals by Thomas Cook," according to the title page. The volume has been professionally rebound, and shows moderate external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, which show some foxing and occasional moisture indications, and occasional tearing. The book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/2". The pages are unpaginated, with light pencil handwritten numbering.
 
Lot 6122

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

Item Description: Pitcher, Platter, & Bowl
Number of Pieces: 3
Dimension: 8.5" tall (pitcher), 13" long (platter), 8.5" diameter (bowl)

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

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

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6123

$60
Title: Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada
Author: Clarence King
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
Printing Year: 1872 First Edition, First Issue

Condition/Details: Bound in the publisher's brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce first edition, first issue of the classic mountaineering work by Clarence King. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the uncovered relics, including several fold-out illustrations. This volume meets the first issue points, with the JRO monogram on the title page, "University Press: Welch, Bigelow & Co., Cambridge" on its reverse, and "Cambridge: Electrotyped and Printed by Welch, Bigelow & Co." on the foot of p. 292.

Clarence King (January 6, 1842 – December 24, 1901) was an American geologist, mountaineer, and art critic. First director of the United States Geological Survey, from 1879 to 1881, King was noted for his exploration of the Sierra Nevada. He was born in Newport, Rhode Island. In 1867, King was named U.S. Geologist of the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel, commonly known as the Fortieth Parallel Survey, a position for which he strongly lobbied. King spent six years in the field exploring areas from Wyoming to the border of California. During that time he also published his famous Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada (1872). After the completion of the field work, in 1878 King published Systematic Geology. King was also invited to examine the site of a diamondiferous area, which he exposed as a fraud, called the Diamond hoax of 1872. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and boards, and tearing to the edges of the boards and spine. A small portion is lacking from the top of the spine, under which the spine cover has been repaired with tape. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. This is an ex-library volume, with three library stamps on the title page, two on the last page of text, and several on the endpapers.
 
Lot 6124

$80
Title: A Geographical View of the British Possessions in North America
Author: M. Smith
Publisher: F. Mauro
Printing Year: 1814

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards cloth with gilt embossing and red spine label, this antique, small volume is a scarce work on the history of Britain's possessions in Canada, including "Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, New Britain, Lower and Upper Canada, With All the Country to the Frozen Sea on the North, and Pacific Ocean on the West." The bibliographic reference by Howes states that this volume is "another ed. Enlarged", of an 1813 work published in Hartford, of which copies of the work sent to Washington were burned by the British. The volume shows external age/wear, with the leather separating and rubbed from the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages. This volume is lacking the front and rear free endpapers. The book measures approximately 3 1/2" x 5 3/4" and contains 288 pages.
 
Lot 6125

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique miniature children's titles:

- Rhymes for the Nursery by uncredited author - Dated 1837 by J. H. Francis
- Poetical Tales for Good Boys and Girls by Mary Howitt - Dated 1850 by Edward Livermore
- Lessons and Pictures for Little Folks by "A Teacher" - Dated 1845 by W. J. Reynolds
- Grimlakin, and Little Fido by uncredited author - Dated 1850 by Edward Livermore
- Stories About Animals by Uncle Thomas - Dated 1850 by Edward Livermore
- Stories for Children, A Book for All Little Girls and Boys by Mrs. Colman - Dated 1852 by Samuel Raynor
- The Pocket Carpet Bag by various authors - Dated 1853 by Geo. K. Snow

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes have hand-colored illustrations, which may have been colored by the previous owner. Several of these volumes have brown paper handmade dust jackets over their wrappers.
 
Lot 6126

$100
This very large shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective authors. Authors represented in this lot include: James Lee Burke, Jonathan Kellerman, Carl Hiaasen, Robin Cook, Nick Sagan, Stephen Coonts, Hugh Holton and Susanna Clarke. 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 6127

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of first edition titles by Denis Johnson:

- Already Dead by Denis Johnson - Dated 1997 by Harper Collins - Author-signed.
- The Stars at Noon by Denis Johnson - Dated 1986 by Alfred A. Knopf - Author-signed.
- The Name of the World by Denis Johnson - Dated 2000 by Harper Collins - Author-signed.
- Resuscitation of a Hanged Man by Denis Johnson - Dated 1991 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Author-signed.
- Fiskadoro by Denis Johnson - Dated 1985 by Chatto & Windus - First UK edition. The dust jacket is price-clipped and the pages are lightly age-toned.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6128

$175
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 6129

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

Item Description: Pitchers
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: 12" tall and 10" 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 6130

$100
Title: Tinkers
Author: Paul Harding
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Printing Year: 2009 First Edition Softcover

Condition/Details: Bound in white pictorial stiff paper wrappers, this volume is a first edition Pulitzer Prize softcover volume, hand-inscribed and signed by the author on the title sheet. The publisher has confirmed that there were softcover and hardcover first editions that were published simultaneously. There were approximately 3,500 softcover copies in the first printing, and probably 1,250 hardcovers. The copyright page on the softcover is identical to that of the hardcover. "First Edition" is stated above a full number line "1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2", and below two ISBNs - one for the softcover (978-1-934137-12-3 pbk) and one for the hardcover (978-1-934137-19-2 hc). There are four reviews on the back cover by Marilynne Robinson, Barry Unsworth, Elizabeth McCracken, and Publishers Weekly. The front cover repeats the first four words of the Marilynne Robinson review. There is no mention of the Pulitzer Prize anywhere on this first edition. (identification points courtesy of pprize.com)

The volume shows very light external age/wear, and appears unread. The volume is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7" and contains 191 pages.
 
Lot 6131

$70
This lot includes the group of signed baseball-related books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include signatures of Mike Schmidt, Jack McKeon, Buzz Bissinger, Joe Torre (signed on a bookplate adhered to the front free endpaper), Joel Zoss, John Bowman, Jim Bouton, Bobby Thomson, Phil Pepe and Duke Snider. These volumes are in mylared dust jackets and several are 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.
 
Lot 6132

$35
This lot features the following pieces of winter-themed Harper's Weekly engravings by Winslow Homer:

- "Skating at Boston" - Dated March 12, 1859 matted in cardstock and in plastic, with the engraving measuring approximately 14 1/2" by 10"
- "The Skating Season" - Dated January 18, 1862 matted in cardstock and in plastic, with the engraving measuring approximately 14 1/2" by 10"
- "A Snow Slide in the City" - Dated January 14, 1860 matted in cardstock and in plastic, with the engraving measuring approximately 14 1/2" by 10"
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. Each is carefully stored in plastic shrinkwrap over the matted pages. The text from the opposite side of the paper is just barely evident.
 
Lot 6133

$375
Title: The Old Man and the Sea
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1952 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth with bright silver embossing and Hemingway's name impressed on the front board, this vintage volume is a scarce first edition, first printing of this Pulitzer Prize winning work, with the Scribner's "A" and seal present on the copyright page. This volume is in the original paper dust jacket, with the photograph of Hemingway lightly tinted blue on the rear cover (one of two variant first edition dust jackets), and no mention of the Pulitzer Prize on the rear flap. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities. The tightly bound text block is slightly cocked, with lightly age-toned pages. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows light wear, with rubbing primarily along the edges, and is price-clipped. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 140 pages.
 
Lot 6134

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

- History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic by William H. Prescott - Dated 1854 by Harper & Brothers - Three-volume set, with rubbing and tearing along the spine and board edges. Previous owner's signature and label adhered to inside of front boards.
- Three Voyages to Madagascar, During the Years 1853-1854-1856 by Rev. William Ellis - Dated 1859 by J. W. Bradley - This very scarce history of Madagascar includes a fold-out frontispiece. This is an ex-library volume, with typical stamps, handwriting and other indications.
- Galerie des Arts et de L'Histoire by Reveil - Dated 1836 by Hivert, Libraire - Includes many illustrations of artwork. Spine cover is lacking and boards are detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6135

$140
This auction lot includes the following pair of art reference titles:

- Homage to Marc Chagall Edited by G. di San Lazzaro - Dated 1969 by Tudor Publishing Company - Includes original lithograph by Chagall for this volume. This volume provides text from "the pages of the outstanding French art magazine XXe Siecle, and including Chagall's assessment of his work in his own words." This volume is in the dust jacket, which has been price-clipped.
- Homage to Alexander Calder Edited by G. di San Lazzaro - Dated 1972 by Tudor Publishing Company - Includes an original lithograph by Calder for this volume. This volume is a special issue of the XXe Siecle Review. This volume is in the dust jacket, which shows light wear along the edges.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6136

$130
This lot includes the group of children's books illustrated by Maxfiedl Parrish and N.C. Wyeth shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are works by well known authors, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Robert Louis Stevenson and Jules Verne. 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 6137

$90
This lot includes the group of approximately 100 excised illustrations from antique books shown in the corresponding image. This material comes from the collection of a former book dealer, and much of it is in plastic, with cardstock backing. These antique pieces come from a variety of books, and include steel and copper engravings, among other styles. Topics featured in these pages include the artwork of Turner, landscapes, and United States history, 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 6138

$40
Title: Underworld
Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Scribner
Printing Year: 1997 First Edition, First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in light green paper with black cloth spine and bright gilt embossing and in the original dust jacket, this volume is an author-signed, first edition, first printing of Don DeLillo's most highly acclaimed works. This volume has the complete number line on the copyright page. The rear cover of the jacket states that this volume is a "Special Signed Copy: Not For Sale" and there is not price on the inside front flap of the jacket. The author's signature is on the front fly leaf.

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.

Underworld is a postmodern novel published in 1997. It was nominated for the National Book Award, was a best-seller, and is one of DeLillo's better-known novels. A survey of eminent authors and critics conducted by The New York Times found Underworld the runner-up to best work of American fiction of the past 25 years; it garnered 11 of 125 votes, finishing behind only Toni Morrison's Beloved (15 votes). (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with several stains on the boards and the bottom edge of the text block, including one measuring approximately 1 1/2" on the bottom right corner of the front board. The text block is solidly bound with bright pages. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows very well. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 827 pages.
 
Lot 6139

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

Item Description: Fluted Salad/Dessert Plates
Number of Pieces: 10
Dimension: 7" 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 6140

$140
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Sugar Caster, Gravy Boat with Ladel, Butter Box, & Egg Cup
Number of Pieces: 7 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 6141

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of first edition, vintage Pulitzer Prize winning titles:

- The Travels of Jamie McPheeter by Robert Lewis Taylor - Dated 1958 by Doubleday - The original price on the dust jacket front flap has been crossed off in black permanent marker, and a new price of $4.00 was written in marker. The dust jacket and boards show light wear along the extremities.
- The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor - Dated 1961 by Little, Brown and Company - The dust jacket shows light wear along the extremities.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition in the original, mylar-covered dust jackets, with some age/wear indications. The volumes are tightly bound, with lightly age-toned pages.
 
Lot 6142

$90
Title: The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo
Author: Henry Ling Roth
Publisher: University of Malaya Press
Printing Year: 1968
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing and in the original paper dust jackets, this vintage set is a reprint of the 1896 printing of the same work. Henry Ling Roth (3 February 1855 – 12 May 1925) was an English-born anthropologist and museum curator, active in Australia. In 1878 Roth went to Australia (preceding his brothers Reuter Emerich Roth and Walter Edmund Roth) commissioned to investigate the Queensland sugar industry by English investors.

Roth settled at Mackay in northern Queensland, and published A Report on the Sugar Industry in Queensland (1880). Papers on "The Climate of Mackay" and "On the Roots of the Sugar Cane" appeared in the Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales in 1881 and 1883. He had an article in The Brisbane Courier for 1 April 1884, subsequently returned to England, and in 1888 was established in business at Halifax, West Yorkshire. In 1890 he published The Aborigines of Tasmania, a careful and able gathering together of the available information relating to a vanished race. A second edition appeared in 1899. In 1896 Roth brought out another important book, The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo (published by Truslove and Hanson), largely based on the manuscript of Hugh Brooke Low. He spent much time in a wide range of ethnological studies and many of his papers were published in scientific journals.

In June 1900 Roth was appointed honorary curator of the Bankfield Museum, Halifax, Yorkshire, then in a very run-down condition. Roth soon improved the museum, and in 1912 was appointed half-time keeper and later on he worked full time on the museum. Roth published several other works, including several additional titles on Australian history. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work contains many illustrations within the text and two fold-out pieces. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, with a small white mark on the front board of volume two. The dust jackets whos some sunning, tearing and wear along the edges, concentrated along the spines. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10".
 
Lot 6143

$45
This lot includes the group of books on the history of China and India shown in the corresponding image(s). These books pertain to Chinese collectors, the Indigenous origins of early China, ancient Chinese civilizations and cities, Indian architecture and the history of Southern India. Additionally, this group includes Stories From China's Past, still in the original plastic wrap. 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 6144

$90
This lot includes the group of signed books written by, or about, celebrities shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective celebrity author or subject. Celebrities include: Dino Kartsonakis, Jim Belushi, Michael Moore, Roger Moore, Lorianne Crook, Charlie Chase, Kirstie Alley, Tom Arnold, Helen Reddy, John Leguizamo, Gene Hackman, Spike Lee, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda and Carson Kressley. 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 6145

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed books on Civil Rights shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Angella Current, Morris Dees, John D'Emilio, Marsha Dean Phelts, Charles P. Henry, Lawrence Otis Graham and Grif Stockley. 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 6146

$30
This lot includes the group of books regarding Japanese Artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subjects include decorative arts, the Japanese screen, and Japanese print. 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 6147

$90
This lot includes the group of Asian art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot detail jewelry of Southeast Asia, art of the Philippines, the age of Angkor, John D. Rockefeller's Asian art collection and Timur. 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 6148

$110
Title: His Family
Author: Ernest Poole
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1917 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in gorgeous navy cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a first edition of the first Pulitzer Prize winner by Ernest Poole.

Ernest Cook Poole (1880–1950) was a U.S. novelist. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 23, 1880, and graduated from Princeton University in 1902. He worked as a journalist and was active in promoting social reforms including the ending of child labor. He was a correspondent for The Saturday Evening Post in Europe before and during World War I.

His novel The Harbor has remained the work for which he is best known. It presents a strong socialist message, set in the industrial Brooklyn waterfront. It is considered one of the first fictional works to offer a positive view of unions. His portrait of a New York family titled His Family made him the first recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1918. In 1917, for The New Republic magazine he went to Russia to report on the Russian Revolution. After the war, Poole, Paul Kennaday, and Arthur Livingston founded an agency, the Foreign Press Service, that negotiated for foreign authors with English-language publishers. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing to the edges of the spine cover. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The previous owner's name and address is on the front free endpaper. This volume is protected in a custom archival acetate cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 320 pages.
 
Lot 6149

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

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

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

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

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6150

$70
This lot includes the group of early and first printing literature shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes come from a variety of authors, including John O'Hara, E. E. Cummings, Aldus Huxley, A. J. Cronin, Erich Segal, Peter Benchley, Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, and many more. 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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