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Lot 6227

$130
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 6228

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

Item Description: Tumblers
Number of Pieces: 8
Dimension: 3.5" 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 6229

$50
This auction lot includes the following pair of Collector's Edition Harry Potter titles:

- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling - Dated 2000 by Arthur A. Levine
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling - Dated 2002 by Arthur A. Levine - This volume includes the full-color frameable jacket art that was included upon purchase.

These decorative volumes show very well, in like-new condition, with bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges. These volumes are very tightly bound, with bright, clean pages.
 
Lot 6230

$90
Title: The Scarlatti Inheritance
Author: Robert Ludlum
Publisher: The World Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1971 First Edition, First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in crimson cloth with white and black swastika on the front board in original clear plastic dust jacket, this vintage volume is an author-signed first edition, first printing of Ludlum's first published work. This volume is signed on a bookplate adhered to the half-title page. "First printing--1971" is stated on the copyright page, and the first state dust jacket shows an unclipped-price of $6.95. The volume shows very well, with some very light shelf wear and light age toning to the tightly bound pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9" and contains 358 pages.
 
Lot 6231

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

- The Works of Laurence Sterne by Laurence Sterne - Dated 1775 - Two-volume set.
- A Collection of Poems by various authors - Dated 1758 by J. Hughs - Three of six volumes.
- Homeri Ilias - Dated 1828 by Lipsiae - Two volumes.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6232

$70
This lot includes the group of Asian artwork books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some of the topics are the Art of Kotah, Wen Cheng-ming, and Ida Bagus. 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 6233

$10
This lot includes the 20 author-signed copies of Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason's Rule of Four shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot bear original signatures of authors Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason. 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 6234

$70
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Unknown
Medium: Original, Antique Embroidery
Year: 1872
Dimensions: Frame measures 19" by 14 1/2"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an antique piece of embroidery on white cotton cloth and framed in linen, with blue and silver thread. This piece contains the alphabet at the top and names of family members on the bottom half, including what appears to be Mary in the center, with "Siede" underneath it, and the names Henry, Norma Laura and Ida, and what appears to be the town name of Dresden.
 
Lot 6235

$15
This lot includes the group of World history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include works on Ireland, the letters of Gilbert White, old houses of England and France and Sisley Huddleston's Between the River and the Hills. 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 6236

$50
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by, or about, politicians shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume bears an original signature of its respective author or subject. Authors and subjects include: Albert Gore, S. V. Daté, John W. Dean, Jim Newton, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Douglas Brinkley, Jimmy Carter, Barbara Boxer and Bill Bradley. 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 6237

$1200
Title: A Confederacy of Dunces
Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Printing Year: 1980 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with black lettering on the spine, this volume is a scarce first edition, first printing of this Pulitzer Prize winning work. John Kennedy Toole wrote this book in the 1960's. He committed suicide in 1969 without seeing the book published. His mother went to many publishers in an attempt to have the book published. She finally got Walker Percy to read the manuscript, and Percy convinced the Louisiana State University press to publish it in 1980. Only 2,500 copies of the first printing were produced. (history courtesy of pprize.com)

This work is in the original, mylar-covered dust jacket, designed by Ed Lindlof. A blurb from Walker Percy is on the rear cover of the jacket. The volume shows very well, with light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The dust jacket shows very well, with only light shelf wear. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 338 pages.
 
Lot 6238

$25
This lot includes the group of antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include poems from Bryant, Byron, A Tale of Two Cities, Jane Eyre, The House of the Seven Gables, volume one of The Spectator and a collection of poetry from various writers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books show some advanced condition issues.
 
Lot 6239

$70
This lot includes the group of Asian literature reference works shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a three-volume Biographical Dictionary of Japanese Literature, and works on literature of Java and translations of the Hikayat Bandjar and Kalangwan. 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 6240

$80
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Winslow Homer
Medium: Harper's Weekly Engraving
Year: 1862
Dimensions: Unframed, engraving measures 13 1/2" by 9 1/4"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a page from the November 1862 issue of Harper's Weekly, featuring the Civil War-era engraving "The Army of the Potomac - A Sharp-Shooter on Picket Duty" by renowned artist Winslow Homer. 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)

The work shows light age-toning to the paper, with some small darkened spots. The intricately detailed engraving portrays a sharp-shooter soldier of the civil war, perched in a tree aiming his gun with the use of a branch to steady himself. Homer's name is in the plate along the bottom edge, and the name of the engraving is present along the bottom. The text from the opposite side of the page just barely shows through the paper. This engraving is mounted under thick cardstock.
 
Lot 6241

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

Item Description: Taylor Column Candlesticks
Number of Pieces: 8
Dimension: 4.5" 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 6242

$55
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Doubleday
Printing Year: 2003 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black paper with black cloth spine and bright gilt embossing, this first edition, first printing volume is author-signed by Dan Brown on the title page. This volume is a stated first edition, with the complete number line on the copyright page and the misspelling of the word "scotoma" on page 243, misspelled as "skitoma." This book is in the original, mylar-covered dust jacket. The volume shows very well, and appears to have been read only once. There is a faint impression of the former owner's seal on the front free endpaper. The volume is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 454 pages.
 
Lot 6243

$20
This lot includes the group of signed books by and about notable people shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain signatures of Sylvia Browne, Bill Bresnan, Tina Brown, Star Jones Reynolds, Wally Amos, Phil Valentine, Ivana Trump, Jonathan Tisch, Arthur Levitt, Marvella Bayh, Andrew Morton, Frank Deford, Lucill O'Neal, G. Gordon Liddy, Susan Powter and George Soros. This lot includes at least several first editions. These volumes are in original dust jackets and many 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 6244

$325
Title: Bernard Buffet, Lithographs, 1952-1966
Author: Georges Simenon and Fernand Mourlot
Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1968 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper wrappers and in the original dust jacket, with a protective plastic covering and original slipcase, this vintage volume is a catalog of Bernard Buffet's artwork, and includes eleven original lithographs that Buffet drew specifically for this work, all of which are present. According to the colophon at the end of the volume, this volume was printed on velin Acropole manufactured by Papeteries de Renage. Further, according to the colophon, there were "125 press-numbered copies...printed on velin d'Arches." This volume is not numbered (see image of the colophon included with this description). The volume shows very well, with light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The slipcase shows light wear, with some tearing along the edges. The book measures approximately 10" x 12 1/2" and contains 177 pages.
 
Lot 6245

$150
This lot includes the group of eighteen books on beekeeping shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of topics relating to bees, including pheromones of bees, neurobiology, behavior and taxonomy of honeybees, wax, and the history of beekeeping. This group also includes six foreign language volumes on bees in French and German. 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 6246

$80
This lot includes the group of Asian Painting books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics discussed are Sung and Yuan paintings, calligraphy, and Chinese Porcelain. 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 6247

$1900
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Thierry Poncelet
Medium: Oil on Board
Year: c1975
Dimensions: Frame measures 36" by 36"

Details/Condition: This piece features a large, original oil painting on board by renowned artist Thierry Poncelet. This piece features four West Highland White Terrier dog faces on the body of Victorian-era people, three of which are performing music and one is reading. This painting was hand-signed in the lower left corner by the artist "Th. Poncelet". The unique dog portraits of Poncelet (1946-) have earned him international acclaim. He has become extremely successful and his paintings are sought after throughout the world and have been exhibited at many leading galleries. (information courtesy of vvdm-gallery.com)

This painting shows very well and is in a gilded, square frame with fine detail. The frame shows some wear.
 
Lot 6248

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique United States history titles:

- Missouri Democracy, a History of the Party and Its Representative Members - Past and Present by Wm. Rufus Jackson - Dated 1935 by S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. - Three-volume set. This set shows some wear, with rubbing to the boards and spines and age-toned pages.
- Thirty Years' View; or, a History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years, From 1820 to 1850 by "a Senator of Thirty Years" - Dated 1856 by D. Appleton and Company - Two-volume set. This set shows some significant wear, with the front board of volume one detached and the spine cover torn. Both volumes show sunning and rubbing to the boards and spine. The pages are age-toned, with occasional moisture indications and foxing.
- The History of the United States of North America by James Grahame - Dated 1846 by Lea and Blanchard - Volume one of two only. This volume shows wear, with the spine cover lacking. The pages are age-toned and show foxing and occasional moisture indications.
- The Life of John Randolph of Roanoke by Hugh A. Garland - Dated 1851 by D. Appleton & Company - Two-volume set - This set shows wear, with the boards and spines showing moisture indications, sunning and rubbing. The pages are age-toned, with play to the bindings.
- The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin; including His Autobiography by Epes Sargent - Dated 1855 by Phillips, Sampson and Company - This volume shows some wear, with rubbing along the extremities and age-toned pages. The text block is split, with several loose signatures.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6249

$100
This lot includes the group of approximately 100 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, several pieces are also matted. These antique pieces come from a variety of books and several pieces are from Harper's Weekly. The illustrations include steel and woodcut engravings, among other styles. Topics featured in these pages include the artwork of Turner and Rockwell Kent, women, and heraldry, 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 6250

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage and antique children's titles:

- Gold of Glanaree by Maura Laverty - Dated 1945 by Longmans, Green and Co.
- Golden Sovereign by Dorothy Lyons - Dated 1946 by Harcourt, Brace and Co.
- Bright Spurs by Armine Von Tempski - Dated 1946 by Dodd, Mead & Company - Lacking dust jacket.
- The Silver Strain by Kathrene Pinkerton - Dated 1946 by Harcourt, Brace and Company
- Midnight Moon by Dorothy Lyons - Dated 1941 by Harcourt, Brace and Company
- Green Grass of Wyoming by Mary O'Hara - Dated 1946 by J.B. Lippincott - Boards and text block are slightly beveled at the rear of the volume.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Unless otherwise noted, these volumes are in the original dust jackets.
 
Lot 6251

$25
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of topics, including Irish Art, the meaning of color, and painting from the age of Diderot. 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 6252

$225
Title: Java in the Fourteenth Century, A Study in Cultural History
Author: Theodore G. Thh. Pigeaud
Publisher: The Hague - Martinus Nijhoff
Printing Year: 1963
Number of Volumes: Complete five-volume set

Notes: Bound in crimson cloth with bright gilt embossing, this vintage set is a scarce work from the "Koninklijk Instituut Voor Taal, Land en Volkenkunde, Translation Series 4, 1," commissioned by the Netherlands Institute for International Cultural Relations." The work provides a history of the island of Java, an island of Indonesia that served as the core of the colonial Dutch East Indies, and was at the centre of Indonesia's campaign for independence. The island also served as the centre of powerful Hindu-Buddhist empires and Islamic sultanates prior to the Dutch colonization. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The five volumes include "Javanese Texts in Transcription," "Notes on the Texts and the Translations," "Translations," "Commentaries and Recapitulation," and "Glossary, General Index." The work contains occasional illustrations throughout, and volume five contains six fold-out maps and plans in the pocket of the rear board. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light sunning and rubbing to the boards and spines. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. There is a small label inside of the front boards from a previous owner. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2".
 
Lot 6253

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

Item Description: Taylor Vases & Bud Vases
Number of Pieces: 6
Dimension:7" tall (Taylor), 7.5" tall (Bud)

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 pieces within this lot bear more noticeable imperfections. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6254

$35
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 6255

$110
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 author or celebrity subject. Authors and celebrities represented in this lot include: Jon Walmsley, Ellen Burstyn, Roger Moore, Carolyn Kepcher, Jane Fonda, John Leguizamo, Anne Jackson, Ralph Emery, Gene Hackman, Michael Moore and Hugh Waddell. 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 6256

$70
Title: An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 2000

Condition/Details: Bound in gray paper-covered boards, this volume is complete with dust jacket and bears an original signature of former First Lady, and current Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton's signature appears on the second flyleaf in bold, black ink. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the edges of the dust jacket, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The corners of the boards are slightly bumped. The book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 311 pages.
 
Lot 6257

$50
This lot includes the group of books on United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot cover a variety of topics, including paleontology of New York, the University of Virginia, Brusnwick County Virginia, the White Mountains, the history of Dryden, New York, and American primitives. 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 6258

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of first and early printings of John Updike titles:

- The Music School, Short Stories by John Updike - Dated 1966 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Pigeon Feathers, and Other Stories by John Updike - Dated 1962 by Alfred A. Knopf
- The Centaur by John Updike - Dated 1963 by Alfred A. Knopf - Review copy, with publisher's note.
- Of The Farm by John Updike - Dated 1965 by Alfred A. Knopf

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes are in the original dust jackets.
 
Lot 6259

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

- Eleventh Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture by various authors - Dated 1864 by Wright & Potter
- Warning Out in New England by Josiah Henry Benton - Dated 1911 by W. B. Clarke Company
- Local Institutions of Maryland by Lews W. Wilhelm - Dated 1885 by Johns Hopkins University - In paper wrappers.
- Beginnings of Maryland, 1631-1639 by Bernard C. Steiner - Dated 1903 by Johns Hopkins Press - In paper wrappers.
- Descriptions of Maryland by Bernard C. Steiner - Dated 1904 by Johns Hopkins Press - In paper wrappers.
- The Maryland Calendar of Wills by Jane Baldwin - Dated 1904 by Kohn & Pollock - Volumes I and III only, show some wear, with lacking spine covers and detached boards. Both volumes have some handwritten notes from previous owners.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6260

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of first edition titles:

- The Last Jihad by Joel C. Rosenberg - Dated 2002 by Forge
- The Last Days by Joel C. Rosenberg - Dated 2003 by Forge - Author-signed and inscribed on the title page.
- Foreign Land by Jonathan Raban - Dated 1985 by Viking - First American edition, author-signed on the title page.
- Surveillance by Jonathan Raban - Dated 2006 by Pantheon Books - Author-signed on the title page.

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 6261

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

Item Description: Napkin Rings
Number of Pieces: 11
Dimension: 2.5" long

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

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

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6262

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

Item Description: Fluted Serving Bowls & Compote
Number of Pieces: 3
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. The bowls and compote bear some visible imperfections to the glaze/surface. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6263

$60
Title: The Works of Washington Irving
Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1860
Number of Volumes: Fourteen-volume set

Notes: Rebound in contemporary maroon pebbled cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set, known as the Kinderhook Edition, includes some of the classic works of Washington Irving, such as his biographical works on Washington and Columbus and his histories on the Alhambra and Granada, among other titles. The work contains frontispiece illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing to the spine and boards. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The previous owner's bookplate is inside of the front boards of these volumes. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8".
 
Lot 6264

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

- Histoire Pittoresque Illustree des Grands Voyages by uncredited author - Dated c1870 by Librairie Geographique - Contains many engravings. Age-toned pages show some foxing.
- The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet Translated by Thomas Johnes - Dated 1849 by Henry G. Bohn - Two-volume set, bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather and very decorative gilt embossing along the spine. Volumes show some wear, with boards split along the internal hinges, some detached pages and bindings showing play. Includes bookplates from two previous owner's, including the bookplate of Wilbur B. Foshay, an American businessman, who built a fortune buying utilities throughout the Midwest in the early 20th century.
- The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians and Grecians by Charles Rollin - Dated 1825 by William Borradaile - Four-volume set, decoratively bound with bright gilt embossing and marbled page edges. These are ex-library volumes, with typical indications.
- The Discovery & Conquest of Mexico, 1517-1521 by A. P. Maudslay - Dated 1953 by Ediciones Tolteca - Abridged version from the author's five-volume set. Handwritten note on inside of front board.

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