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Lot 6151

$325
Title: Dragon's Teeth
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Privately Published by the Author
Printing Year: 1942 Advance Copy

Condition/Details: Bound in crimson cloth with bright white lettering on the spine and front board, this vintage volume is a rare advance copy of Upton Sinclair's Dragon's Teeth, self published by the author. This work went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968), was an American author who wrote over 90 books in many genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the 20th century, acquiring particular fame for his 1906 muckraking novel The Jungle. It exposed conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar that contributed in part to the passage a few months later of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. Time magazine called him "a man with every gift except humor and silence."

The novel Dragon's Teeth, written in 1942 by Upton Sinclair, won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1943. Set in the period 1929 to 1934, it covers the Nazi takeover of Germany during the 1930s. It is the third of Sinclair's "World's End" series of eleven novels about Lanny Budd, a socialist, art expert, and "Red" grandson of an American arms manufacturer. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows very well, with light external wear, and is tightly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 631 pages.
 
Lot 6152

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique science and nature titles:

- Parsons on the Rose, A Treatise on the Propagation, Culture, and History of the Rose by Samuel B. Parsons - Dated 1869 by Orange Judd and Company - Illustrated with in-text engravings.
- American Grape Growing and Wine Making by George Husmann - Dated 1896 by Orange Judd and Company
- A Hand-book to the Primates by Henry O. Forbes - Dated 1896 by Edward Llloyd - Volume One only. Contains full-page color illustrations.
- Fifteenth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior 1893-94 by J. W. Powell - Dated 1895 by Government Printing Office - Ex-library volume, with typical stamps, handwriting and other indications, including a pocket adhered to the inside of the front board.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6153

$35
This lot includes the group of decorative Victorian chromolithograph volumes 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 6154

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

Item Description: Taylor Ball Knobs & Fish Knobs
Number of Pieces: 9
Dimension: 1.75" (Taylor Ball), 4.75" (fish)

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 6155

$60
This lot includes the four author-signed copies of Pearl S. Buck's A House Divided shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Pearl S. Buck. These volumes are accompanied by a photocopied letter from a bookseller which states that these copies were in Pearl Buck's home at the time of her death. 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 6156

$130
This lot includes the group of books about Asian Ceramics, Pottery, and Porcelain shown in the corresponding image(s). Some of the topics of these books are Chinese Export Porcelain, Seto and Mino Ceramics, and the Ardebil Shrine. 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 6157

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

Item Description: Fluted Oval Dishes
Number of Pieces: 11
Dimension: 6.5" long, 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 6158

$100
Title: The Lost Symbol
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Double Day
Printing Year: 2009 First Edition First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth and in the original dust jacket, this volume is a first edition first printing of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, the third of his books about the character Robert Langdon, featured in The Da Vinci Code. This book is in the original limited edition paper band stating it is a Random House Signed Edition and in plastic wrap. According to research on this title, this book is one of 700 signed copies.

Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction, best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code. Brown's novels, which are treasure hunts set in a 24-hour time period, feature the recurring themes of cryptography, keys, symbols, codes, and conspiracy theories. His books have been translated into over 40 languages, and as of 2009, sold over 80 million copies. Two of them, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, have been adapted into feature films. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume is in new condition, and remains in the original plastic wrapping. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2".
 
Lot 6159

$275
Title: The Oxford English Dictionary
Author: J. A. Simpson and E. S. C. Weiner
Publisher: Clarendon Press, Oxford
Printing Year: 2000
Number of Volumes: Complete twenty-volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing, this set is considered the premier dictionary of the English language. With approximately 600,000 words, this is the longest official dictionary; as stated by The Guinness Book of World Records. (information courtesy of Wikipedia) This set is the complete second edition.

The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some moisture indications. Each volume is in the original dust jacket, which show well, with light shelf wear. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, bright pages, with some moisture indications. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/2".
 
Lot 6160

$100
Title: Les Religions Brahmaniques dan sL'Ancien Cambodge, D'Apres L'Epigraphie et L'Iconographie
Author: Kamaleswar Bhattacharya
Publisher: Ecole Francaise D'Extreme-Orient
Printing Year: 1961

Condition/Details: Bound in tan paper wrappers, this vintage volume is a French work detailing religion in Cambodia, volume XLIX of "Publications de L'Ecole Francaise D'Extreme-Orient." The work is illustrated with many plates at the rear of the volume showing a wide variety of sculptures. The volume shows external age/wear, with the paper wrappers separating from the spine. The bottom of the spine is lacking and the spine and wrappers show some sunning. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. This volume contains several uncut pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 11" and contains 197pages, followed by pages of plates.
 
Lot 6161

$60
Title: The Peaches of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1917

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique botanical volume features a tissue paper-guarded frontispiece and many brightly color plates. The volume shows mild external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound, with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 541. This is one of several lots of the Fruits of New York series by U. P. Hedrick in this catalog.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
 
Lot 6162

$80
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are all in the original dust jackets and are all dog-related titles. 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 6163

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

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

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

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

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6164

$35
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: John Berendt, Giles Blunt, Connie May Fowler, Richard A. Clarke, Harlan Coben, Ron McCarty, Philip Roth and Catherine Bush. 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 6165

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of miniature children's titles:

- Stories About the Elephant by "A Father To His Son" - Dated 1845 by S. Babcock
- Phebe, the Blackberry Girl by uncredited author - Dated 1847 by Edward Livermore
- Stories of the Months by Mrs. Barbauld - Dated 1850 by Edward Livermore
- Juliana Oakley, A Tale by Mrs. Sherwood - Dated 1825 by Oliver D. Cooke
- Stories by Jack Mason, The Old Sailor - Dated 1851 by Clark Austin & Co.
- The Girl's Token by uncredited author - Dated c1850 by S. A. Howland - The text block is detached from the boards and spine.
- The Boy's Token by uncredited author - Dated c1850 by S. A. Howland
Also included in this lot is a small volume, which is lacking its boards and title page. It appears to be some sort of almanac or other reference work, with interest tables, value of pounds, etc.

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 were likely colored by the previous owner.
 
Lot 6166

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

Item Description: Globe Canister & Serving Bowl
Number of Pieces: 3 (including lid)
Dimension: 13.3" tall (canister), 12" 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 designsv 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 6167

$45
This lot includes the group of celebrity-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective celebrity author or subject. Celebrities represented in this lot include: Jenny McCarthy, Jim Belushi, George Lopez, John Leguizamo, Spike Lee, Gene Hackman, Helen Reddy, Tom Arnold 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 6168

$70
This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include four author-signed first edition works from Alice Walker, former President Jimmy Carter (the first fictional work written by a president), actress Maureen McCormick and William (Bill) Bryson. This lot also includes several first edition works, including Slaves of New York by Tama Janowitz, The Tower by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz, Story of My Life by Jay McInerney, and Repent in Haste and Life at Happy Knoll by John P. Marquand, 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 6169

$80
Title: The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation
Author: Nathaniel Bowditch
Publisher: Edmund M. Blunt
Printing Year: 1807

Condition/Details: Bound in leather-covered boards, this antique volume is a nautical work, containing a nautical almanac used to determine latitude and the longitude by lunar observations. The work contains all of the called-for engravings in the table of contents, including the fold-out frontispiece map. This volume is from the expanded second edition (with many improvements). The volume shows advanced age/wear, showing heavy usage. Among the wear issues are that the boards and front pages are detached, the spine cover is tearing and lacking some pieces, the top corner of the first 200 pages is torn and lacking the corner, and the pages are age-toned and foxed, with moisture indications and handwriting present. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 9" and contains 679 pages.
 
Lot 6170

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

- Your Reference Book of Silver Etiquette by Emily Post - Dated 1952 by Home Decorators, Inc.
- My Sister and I, The Diary of a Dutch Boy Refugee by Dik van der Heide - Dated 1941 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - In dust jacket.
- Forward with Roosevelt by P. J. O'Brien - Dated 1936 by Universal Book and Bible House - Salesman's Sample, includes prospectus loose in rear of volume.
- The Old Red Sandstone; or, New Walks in an Old Field by Hugh Miller - Dated 1858 by Gould and Lincoln - Includes fold-out, color frontispiece.
- Guide to the Nature Treasures of New York City by George N. Pindar - Dated 1917 by American Museum of Natural History - In dust jacket.
- Some Famous Art Galleries and Works of Art by E. W. Boyd - Dated 1888 by Leach, Shewell & Sanborn

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6171

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

- Following the Bee Line by Josephine Morse - Dated 1931 by Thomas S. Rockwell Company - Author-signed in the dust jacket, which shows some tearing and wear.
- The Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton-Porter - Dated 1925 by Doubleday, Page & Company - Stated first edition.
- Beekeeping in Antiquity by H. Malcolm Fraser - Dated 1951 by University of London Press - In dust jacket, which shows some tearing, with the top portion of the spine torn.
- The Bee Hunter by George Harold Edgell - Dated 1949 by Harvard University Press - In mylar-covered dust jacket.
- A Manual for New Zealand Bee Keepers by William Charles Cotton - Dated 1976 by Newrick Associates - Limited edition reprint of a scarce 1848 book, number 786 of 850.
- Bees by Ellison Hawks - Dated 1912 by Thomas Nelson and Sons
- Beehives and Appliances by Paul N. Hasluck - Dated 1906 by David McKay

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6172

$80
Title: Homesteading Space, The Skylab Story
Author: David Hitt, Owen Garriot and Joe Kerwin
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Printing Year: 2008

Condition/Details: Bound in purple paper with black cloth spine and bright gilt embossing, this unread volume on space exploration has been signed by author David Hitt, astronauts Owen Garriott and Joe Kerwin, as well as by Homer Hickman and Skylab astronaut Jack Lousme. The volume shows very well, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 517 pages.
 
Lot 6173

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of author-signed first editions by Dennis Lehane:

- The Given Day by Dennis Lehane - Dated 2008 by William Morrow
- Mystic River by Dennis Lehane - Dated 2001 by William Morrow
- Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane - Dated 2003 by William Morrow
- Coronado by Dennis Lehane - Dated 2006 by William Morrow

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show very well, tightly bound with clean, bright pages.
 
Lot 6174

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

- "Seesaw - Gloucester, Massachusetts'" - Dated September 12, 1874, the engraving measures approximately 13 1/2" by 9"
- "The Chinese in New York - Scene in a Baxter Street Club-House" - Dated March 7, 1874, the engraving measures approximately 9" by 13 1/2"
- "The Wreck of the 'Atlantic' - Cast Up By The Sea" - Dated April 26, 1873, matted under cardstock, the engraving measures approximately 13 1/2" by 9"
Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America and a preeminent figure in American art. Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator. He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

These intricately detailed engravings show well, with light age toning to the paper. The text from the opposite side of each paper is just barely evident.
 
Lot 6175

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

Item Description: Small Taylor Pitchers
Number of Pieces: 3
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. Some items may have more apparent imperfections. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6176

$275
Title: La Statuaire du Champa, Recherches sur les Cultes et L'Iconographie
Author: Jean Boisselier
Publisher: Ecole Francaise D'Extreme-Orient
Printing Year: 1963

Condition/Details: Rebound in black cloth with gilt embossing, this vintage volume is a French work detailing cult-related sculptures, volume LIV of "Publications de L'Ecole Francaise D'Extreme-Orient." The work is illustrated with many plates and illustrations at the rear of the volume showing a wide variety of sculptures, and several fold-out charts. This volume has been rebound in boards, and shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 11" and contains 468 pages, followed by pages of plates.
 
Lot 6177

$15
Title: Edition de Luxe of the Works of John Heneage Jesse
Author: John Heneage Jesse
Publisher: Francis A. Niccolls & Co.
Printing Year: c1900
Number of Volumes: Nine-volume limited edition set

Notes: Bound in light green cloth with paper spine label, this antique set is a scarce collection of work from historian John Heneage Jesse. The title included in this lot are two of the four volumes of George Selwyn and His Contemporaries, six volumes of Memoirs of the Court of England, and volume II of London and Its Celebrities. These volumes are part of the Edition De Luxe, numbered 758 of 1,000 copies.

John Heneage Jesse (1809 – July 7, 1874), English historian, son of Edward Jesse, was educated at Eton, and afterward became a clerk in the secretary's department of the admiralty. His poem on Mary, Queen of Scots, was published about 1831, and was followed by a collection of poems entitled Tales of the Dead. He also wrote a drama, Richard III, and a fragmentary poem entitled London. None of these ventures achieved any success, but his numerous historical works are written with vivacity and interest, and, in their own style, are an important contribution to the history of England. (historical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with frontispiece illustrations. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with sunning to the spines and tearing to the spine labels. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. The previous owner's bookplates are inside of the front boards. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 6178

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of United States history titles:

- Norfolk Historic Southern Port by Thomas J. Wertenbaker - Dated 1931 by Duke University Press - In pictorial paper dust jacket, this volume shows wear, with sunning to the spine and tearing to the jacket, including a tear down the edge of the front of the wrapper, from the top down 5 1/2 inches.
- The Bold and the Magnificent Dream, America's Founding Years, 1492-1815 by Bruce Catton and William B. Catton - Dated 1978 by The Franklin Library - This decoratively bound volume is part of Franklin's First Edition Society.
- History of Free Masonry in Oklahoma by uncredited author - Dated 1935 by M. E. Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Oklahoma - In the original dust jacket, which shos some staining and wear along the edges.
- The Site of Old "James Towne" 1607-1698 by Samuel H. Yonge - Dated 1930 by L. H. Jenkins, Inc.
- A University Tramp by Orrin Z. Hubbell - Dated 1889 by Geo. W. Butler - This volumes shows some wear, with sunning and rubbing to the spine and boards. The boards are split along the internal hinges, and the pages are age-toned.
- Reminiscences of Chicago During the Great Fire by Mabel McIlvaine - Dated 1915 by R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company - Includes a fold-out frontispiece of Chicago after the fire. Frontispiece shows repair, with tape on several tears and creases. This small volume shows some external wear, with rubbing and sunning along the spine and board edges. This is an ex-library volume, with remnants of a spine label and typical stamps and handwriting.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6179

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

Item Description: Taylor Spiral Candlesticks
Number of Pieces: 3
Dimension: 8.5" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes two original paper shades with shade clips. 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 6180

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles by Khaled Hosseini:

- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - Dated 2003 by Riverhead Books
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini - Dated 2007 by Riverhead Books - Author-signed on the title page, with a photograph of the author signing the book.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show very well, in the original mylar-covered dust jackets. The volumes are tightly bound, with clean, bright pages.
 
Lot 6181

$55
This lot includes the group of approximately 25 excised illustrations from antique books and newspapers 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, many of the pieces are also matted. Included are pages or issues of Harper's Weekly and The Illustrated London News, among other publications. Topics featured in these pages include women's fashion, classic artwork, 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 6182

$40
This lot includes the group of books about East Asian Religious Art shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subjects include Buddhism, Hinduism, and sculpture. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6183

$100
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Eastern religions shown in the corresponding image(s). These works cover a variety of topics, including Ming Tombs, Indian Temple Architecture, temple arts of Kerala, Thai temples, Tibetan ritual daggers, Hindu Gods of Peninsular Siam and the art of Zen. 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 6184

$225
Title: Picturesque Europe: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil
Editor: Bayard Taylor
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1875-79
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in pebbled brown cloth with three-quarter leather and bright gilt embossing, this antique folio set is a scarce Victorian-era collection of the sights of Europe edited by Bayard Taylor (1825-1878), a prominent American world traveler and diplomat who died in Germany at his post as United States Ambassador.

The work is profusely illustrated with steel engraved plates, including engraved title pages, and hundreds of wood engravings by artists such as Birkett Foster, Harry Fenn, E. M. Wymper, C. Werner, L.J. Wood, R.P. Leitch, and P. Skelton. The work offers views from all over Europe--from Gibraltar to Constantinople to Russia to Norway. These handsome volumes show moderate external age/wear with rubbing to the corners, surfaces and edges of the boards and spines. These are ex-library volumes, with remnants of labels on the spine, bookplates and barcode stickers inside of the front boards, stamps on the title pages and handwriting. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that feature gilt edges. The pages show some moisture indications and foxing. The books measure approximately 10 1/2" x 13".
 
Lot 6185

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

Item Description: Fluted Dinner Plates
Number of Pieces: 10
Dimension: 11.5" diameter

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

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

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6186

$45
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 6187

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Walter Isaacson, Moorhead Kennedy, Arthur J. Heine, Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Mary Karr, Peter Buffet and Andy Andrews, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6188

$70
Title: The Historians' History of the World
Author: Henry Smith Williams
Publisher: Hooper & Jackson, Ltd.
Printing Year: 1908
Number of Volumes: Complete 25-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with three-quarter leather and gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce complete twenty five volume collection on the history of the world, with each volume on different geographic areas and empires of the world. The title pages of this work are in black red and gold text and design. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and engravings throughout. The volumes show advanced external age/wear, with significant rubbing and wear to the leather and some detached boards. The text blocks overall appear to be well bound, with play to the bindings. The pages are lightly age-toned. The volumes show some restoration, with what appear to be modern endpapers. The books measure approximately 7" x 10".
 
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