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Lot 6189

$45
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage gardening books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of topics, including Virgils Georgics, home gardening, and flower gardening. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Several of the volumes are ex-library books, with the typical indications.
 
Lot 6190

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

Item Description: Large Cake Pedestals
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: 16" 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. There are some imperfections to the glaze/surface of these pieces. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6191

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

Item Description: Taylor Table Lamp
Number of Pieces: 1
Dimension: 27" 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 6192

$55
This lot includes the group of books on the American West shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Montana in Miniature, The Pictorial History of Montana From Early Exploration to Early Statehood, The Quarter Horse Breeder (volume one only), Hell on the Border, He Hanged Eighty-Eight Men (limited edition printing from Indian Heritage Edition, signed by both editors), The Autobiography of Will Rogers - signed by the celebrity author on the front free endpaper, with the dust jacket in pieces within the volume, The Cowboy and His Interpreters, The Campaign From Texas to Maryland, with the Battle of Fredericksburg (a facsimile reprint, in a slipcase, and Memories From a Cowboy's Saddlebags. 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. This lot includes some ex-library volumes, with typical indications.
 
Lot 6193

$40
Title: House Made Of Dawn
Author: N. Scott Momaday
Publisher: Harper & Row
Printing Year: 1968 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in gray paper boards with red cloth spine and bright silver embossing and in the original mylar-covered dust jacket, this vintage, stated first edition volume is widely credited as leading the way for the breakthrough of Native American literature into the mainstream. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969, and has also been noted for its significance in Native American Anthropology. The author, N. Scott Momaday, is a Kiowa-Cherokee writer from Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona. This book was his second published work. This volume comes in the original pictorial dust jacket, designed by David McIntosh. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light age toning to the edges of the dust jacket and boards. The text block is solidly bound with clean, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 212 pages.
 
Lot 6194

$100
This lot includes the group of books on the American Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include: The Battle of Gettysburg, Bullet and Shell, The Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the Rebellion, A History of the War of Secession, Redeeming the Republic, Incidents of Shot and Shell and The Story of the Guard. 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 6195

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

Item Description: Fluted Serving Platters
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: 12" 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 6196

$90
Title: L'Art Greco-Bouddhique Du Gandhara
Author: A. Foucher
Publisher: Imprimerie Nationale
Printing Year: 1905-22
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: This very scarce antique set is a French work detailing the artwork of Gandhara, an ancient kingdom (Mahajanapada), located in northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan. The Kingdom of Gandhara lasted from early 1st millennium BC to the 11th century AD. It attained its height from the 1st century to the 5th century under the Buddhist Kushan Kings. This set includes volume two in the original paper wrappers and volume one rebound in modern green cloth boards. This work comes from the "Publications de L'Ecole Francaise D'Extreme-Orient."

The work is illustrated with many plates within the text and a fold-out map at the end of volume one. Volume one is rebound and shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing to the boards and spine. Volume two shows advanced wear, with the paper spine tearing and lacking portions and sunning to the paper wrappers. The text blocks are solidly bound with age-toned pages. Both volumes have stamps and signatures from previous owners on the front endpapers. Volume two contains several uncut pages. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/2".
 
Lot 6197

$70
This auction lot includes the following pair of titles signed by the author Frank Buck:

- Bring 'Em Back Alive by Frank Buck - Dated 1930 by Simon and Schuster - Signed "For E.L. Brady II, with the compliments of Frank Buck, Nov. 19 1931."
- All In A Lifetime by Frank Buck - Dated 1941 Stated First Edition by Robert M. McBride & Company - Author-signed on the title page. Includes mylar-covered dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6198

$250
This auction lot includes first edition volumes of the Jason Bourne trilogy, each signed by author Robert Ludlum:

- The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum - Dated 1980 by Richard Marek - In the original, mylar-covered dust jacket.
- The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum- Dated 1986 by Franklin Library - True first edition, decoratively bound with bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges.
- The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum - Dated 1990 by Random House - In the original, mylar-covered dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show very well, with tight bindings and clean, bright pages.
 
Lot 6199

$70
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Artists covered in these books include Lucas Cranach, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Klee, Joan Mitchell, Margaret Bourke-White, J. M. Hanson and Eleanore Mikus. 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 6200

$80
This lot includes the group of softcover and hardcover books from the series The Adventures of Tintin shown in the corresponding image(s). A majority of the books in this lot are softcover, bound in paper wrappers, with two hardcover volumes. 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 6201

$60
This lot includes the group of books on Asian art reference titles shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including Chinese artwork, Japanese actor prints, art of Pala India, and Asian textiles. 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 6202

$250
Title: The History of Java
Author: Thomas Stamford Raffles
Publisher: Kuala Lumpur Oxford University Press
Printing Year: 1965
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this vintage set is a two-volume facsimile reprint of the 1817 first edition. The work is illustrated with many plates and fold-out map. The volumes include the original, clear stiff plastic dust wrappers. Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles (6 July 1781 – 5 July 1826) was a British statesman, best known for his founding of the city of Singapore (now the city-state of the Republic of Singapore). He is often described as the "Father of Singapore". He was also heavily involved in the conquest of the Indonesian island of Java from Dutch and French military forces during the Napoleonic Wars and contributed to the expansion of the British Empire. He was also an amateur writer and wrote a book entitled History of Java (1817). (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing to the extremities. The plastic dust wrappers show some wear around the edges, with some tearing. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. There is some darkening along the edge of the text block. The books measure approximately 8 3/4" x 11".
 
Lot 6203

$150
Title: The Grapes of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique botanical volume is a first edition of this second volume in the celebrated series of horticultural monographs issued, published under the auspices of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. The Grapes of New York offers a comprehensive survey of both table grape and wine grape varieties grown in the state, and the volume is justly celebrated for its detailed color illustrations. The work is illustrated with 101 magnificent full-color plates. This volume shows light age/wear indications, with some moisture indications and rubbing along the spine and boards. The text block is solidly bound, with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" and contains 564 pages. This is one of several lots of the Fruits of New York series by U. P. Hedrick in this catalog.
 
Lot 6204

$60
Title: The Testament
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Doubleday
Printing Year: 1999

Condition/Details: Bound in full brown leather with a gilt facsimile signature of John Grisham on the front board, and with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine, this scarce, author-signed first edition is one of a limited 500 copies. This volume is numbered 440/500. The volume shows very little external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This volume is in like-new condition and is complete with cloth-covered slipcase. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 435 pages.
 
Lot 6205

$55
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Fluted Oval Serving Platter
Number of Pieces: 1
Dimension: 16" long, 11" 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 6206

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

Item Description: 5 Oval Dishes, 4 Lids
Number of Pieces: 9
Dimension: 7" long, 4.75" wide (dishes)

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

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

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6207

$100
Title: Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts and Hints to Young Housekeepers
Author: Elizabeth E. Lea
Publisher: Cushings and Bailey
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in brown blind stamped cloth with gilt embossing on the spine, this antique work provides simple instructions for household tasks, from cooking and baking to flower cultivation and home remedies.

Elizabeth Ellicott Lea was born in Ellicott City, Maryland, the daughter of George Ellicott and Elizabeth Brooke, two of Maryland's leading Quaker families. Lea published her cookbook, Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers in 1845, at her own expense. Unlike other cookbook writers of her day, Lea had no desire to preach scientific cookery, to make her Quaker heritage the focus of her writing, or to compete with literary writers, like Sarah Josepha Hale or Lydia Maria Child, who waxed philosophic in their domestic advice books. Her simple recipes and instructions emphasized economy and self-sufficiency, yet the tone is one of quiet helpfulness, not haughty judgment. Her directions, even to a modern reader, sound easy to follow and at times quite inviting: one may have never made a colored dye for clothing, but the idea of standing in the autumn air, adding peach tree leaves to tint the mixture yellow, does sound appealing. Lea had revised Domestic Cookery in 1846 and 1851, enlarging the work with each revision. The 1851 edition became the standard, reprinted until the book went out of print in 1879, after nineteen editions. (biographical information courtesy of Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project, Michigan State University)

The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and spine and the front board detached from the text block. The text block is split in several spots. The pages show wear from use that is typical of antique cookbooks, with moisture indications, creased pages and age toning. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 310 pages.
 
Lot 6209

$130
This shelf lot includes the group of estate 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 6210

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the US Navy:

- A History of the United States Navy, From 1775 to 1902 by Edgar Stanton Maclay - Dated 1917 by D. Appleton and Company - Three-volume set, shows some shelf wear, with sunning and rubbing to the extremities. Boards are cracked or split along the internal hinges.
- Admiral Franklin Buchanan by Charles Lee Lewis - Dated 1929 by The Norman, Remington Company - Includes tipped-in, typed letter, signed by the author on the front fly leaf.
- Rear-Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont, United States Navy, A Biography by H. A. Du Pont- Dated 1926 by National Americana Society - Includes a tipped-in, typed letter signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Previous owner's bookplate on inside of the front board.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6211

$60
Title: A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey-Bee
Author: L. L. Langstroth
Publisher: A. O. Moore & Co.
Printing Year: 1859

Condition/Details: Bound in brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt embossing on the spine, this antique volume is a very scarce work on beekeeping by L. L. Langstroth, considered the "Father of American Beekeeping." Langstroth's bee hive is still used today in beekeeping. The Langstroth bee hive is the standard beehive used in many parts of the world for bee keeping. The advantage of the Langstroth hive over hives previous to its invention on October 30, 1851, is that the bees build honeycomb into frames, which can be moved with little trouble because the frames are designed so that the bees do not attach wax honeycomb between the frames or to the walls of the hive, and do not cement the frames to the side of the box using a resinous substance called propolis. This ability to move the frames allows the beekeeper to manage the bees in a way that had previously been impossible.

Other inventors, notably Huber, had designed hives with movable frames, but Langstroth's hive was the first practical movable frame hive which overcame the tendency of the bees to fill empty spaces with comb and to cement smaller spaces together with propolis. This practicality is demonstrated by the eventual adoption of the Langstroth hive over all others, and its current use throughout the world. (information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with many engravings Langstroth's design for bee hives. The volume shows external age/wear, with the spine cover detached from spine and torn. The text block is well bound, with the spine slightly cocked and play to the binding. The pages are age-toned and foxed, and there is a moisture indication along the text block edge. Several newspaper articles were in the pages of the text, and darkening occurred to the pages as a result. Previous owners' handwriting is on the endpapers. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 408 pages and 12 pages of the publisher's advertisements.
 
Lot 6212

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

- "Crew of the United States Steam-Sloop 'Colorado,' Shipped at Boston, June, 1861" - Undated July 13, 1861 matted in cardstock and in plastic, with the engraving measuring approximately 14 1/2" by 10"
- "On the Beach at Long Branch - The Children's Hour" - Dated August 15, 1874 matted in cardstock, with the engraving measuring approximately 14 1/2" by 10" - This piece has had some professional repair work on a tear in the lower center edge, approximately 3 1/2" up into the engraving.
- "Winter at Sea - Taking in Sail Off the Coast'" - Dated January 16, 1869, the engraving measures approximately 13 1/2" by 9" - Edgewear to the paper.
- "The Approach of the British Pirate 'Alabama'" - Dated April 25, 1863, the engraving measures approximately 9" by 13" - Light edgewear to the paper. Tape repair on the left center edge, not affecting the engraving.
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 6213

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage Pulitzer Prize winning first edition titles:

- The Way West by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. - Dated 1949 by William Sloane Associates - The dust jacket shows some wear along the edges.
- The Town by Conrad Richter - Dated 1950 by Alfred A. Knopf - The previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper, and the endpapers show some discoloration.
- The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron - Dated 1967 by Random House - The previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper.
- The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter by Katherine Anne Porter - Dated 1965 by Harcourt, Brace and World - The dust jacket has been price-clipped and the previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper.
- Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin - Dated 1943 by Harper & Brothers - This volume is lacking its dust jacket.
- Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens - Dated 1948 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - This volume is lacking its dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6214

$45
Title: Dissertation on the Causes, Preventives and Remedies of Plague, Yellow Fever, Cholera, Dysentery, and other Pestilential, Epidemic, or Contagious Diseases
Author: Jesse Torrey
Publisher: J. Grigg
Printing Year: 1832

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards with cloth spine and period handwritten title on the front board, this antique volume is a very early work on a variety of diseases of the time. This volume is hand-inscribed on the front free endpaper "Presented by the author to Dr. J. A. Norrak." The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with the boards detached and the spine cover lacking. The text block shows wear, with detached pages and some separation of signatures. The pages show foxing. In addition to the inscription, there is other period handwriting from previous owners. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 9" and contains 80 pages.
 
Lot 6215

$60
This lot includes the group of books by and about John Ruskin shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include a three volume work by Ruskin on The Stones of Venice, a small volume by Ruskin, Mornings in Florence, a collection of letters from Ruskin to Charles Eliot Norton, and a biography on Ruskin.

Ruskin was an English art critic and social thinker, also remembered as a poet and artist. His essays on art and architecture were extremely influential in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Ruskin first came to widespread attention for his support for the work of J. M. W. Turner and his defence of naturalism in art. He subsequently put his weight behind the Pre-Raphaelite movement. His later writings turned increasingly to complex and personal explorations of the interconnection of cultural, social and moral issues, and were influential on the development of Christian socialism. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

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 6216

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

Item Description: Teacups & Saucers
Number of Pieces: 19
Dimension: 2.5" tall (teacups), 7" diameter (fluted saucers), 5" (flat saucers)

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 6217

$30
This lot includes the eight author-signed copies of The March by E. L. Doctorow shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author E. L. Doctorow, and is complete with dust jacket. 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 6218

$20
This 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: Tina Brown, Larry Heineman, Brad Herzog, Arianna Huffington, Donna Jordan, Ray Brockman, and Hank Hillin, 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 6219

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

Item Description: Salt & Pepper Shakers
Number of Pieces: 5
Dimension: 5.25" 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 6220

$25
This lot includes the group of artwork by artist Jamlong Busadee shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces feature a limited edition of "The Strangers", numbered 2 of 15 and hand-signed by the artist along the bottom edge, dated 1973. Other pieces include contemporary/modern designs and abstract designs, as well as a group of nude people in positive and negative. This lot also includes three additional pieces by other artists, including a photogravure of "The Last Report to Help" from 1869, an etching "Sunset - Isle of Oman" hand-signed by artist Joseph Gray, and a limited edition piece titled "Jashon Ferry", hand-signed GREGG and numbered 10 of 57. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6221

$80
Title: Chagall Monumental
Editor: San Lazzaro
Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1973

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt embossing and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a special issue of the XXe Siecle Review. The work contains many illustrations of work by Chagall, with an original two-page lithography by the artist created for this issue. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor rubbing to the extremities of the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows some wear, with light age toning and a piece torn from the top, right edge. The book measures approximately 9 3/4" x 12 1/4" and contains 133 pages.
 
Lot 6222

$175
Title: The Land of the White Elephant
Author: Frank Vincent
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1874

Condition/Details: Bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume details the author's travels in south-eastern Asia, with stories of India, Burma, Siam, Cambodia and Cochin-China from 1871-72. The work contains many full-page and in-the-text engravings, as well as three maps and plans, two of which are two-pages and one is hand-colored. The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and darkening along the spine and the boards cracking along the internal hinges. The text block shows some play, with lightly age-toned pages. There is a moisture indication along the top edge of the text block. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 316 pages, with four pages of advertisements from the publisher at the rear of the volume.
 
Lot 6223

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

Item Description: Fluted Rimmed Dish
Number of Pieces: 15
Dimension: 9" diameter

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

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

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6224

$35
This lot includes the group of antique decorative literature and pulp 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 6225

$35
This lot includes the 15 author-signed copies of Patricia Cornwell's At Risk shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Patricia Cornwell. 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 6226

$80
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by James Patterson shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author James Patterson. Titles in this lot include: The 6th Target, Lifeguard, Pop Goes the Weasel, The Big Bad Wolf and The Quickie, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
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