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Lot 6265

$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 6266

$55
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Unknown
Medium: Original Needlepoint Sampler
Year: 19th Century
Dimensions: Frame measures 16" by 27"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an antique needlepoint sampler. This very detailed piece has the alphabet at the top, which is above many lines of detailed design patterns in a variety of colors. This work shows well, with toning to the cloth and subdued colors.
 
Lot 6267

$45
This lot includes the group of antique beekeeping published by the United States Government shown in the corresponding image(s). These pamphlets cover a variety of topics, including general instructions on beekeeping, rearing queen bees, "soft candy" for bees, regulations for marking honey packages, transferring bees to "modern" hives, and bee diseases, among other topics. Also included is a pamphlet from the Canadian government on apiculture in Canada. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pamphlets are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Several show more advanced wear, with covers splitting from the text blocks and handwriting and stamps from previous owners.
 
Lot 6268

$150
This auction lot includes the following group of first edition titles signed by the author Don DeLillo:

- Ratner's Star by Don DeLillo - Dated 1976 by Alfred A. Knopf - This volume shows moderate wear, with the previous owner's signature on the front free endpaper and light tearing to the dust jacket edges.
- Libra by Don DeLillo - Dated 1988 by Viking
- Mao II by Don DeLillo - Dated 1991 by Viking
- The Day Room by Don DeLillo - Dated 1987 by Alfred A. Knopf
- The Body Artist by Don DeLillo - Dated 2001 by Scribner

Don DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American author, playwright, and occasional essayist whose work paints a detailed portrait of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. DeLillo's novels have tackled subjects as diverse as television, nuclear war, sports, the complexities of language, performance art, the Cold War, mathematics, the advent of the digital age, and global terrorism.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show very well, with light shelf wear and tight bindings, each in mylar-covered dust jackets.
 
Lot 6269

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

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

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

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

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6270

$10
This lot includes the group of books and vintage pennant from Brown University 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 6271

$45
This lot includes the group of books signed by best-selling authors shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes the following authors and titles:
- Ed McBain - All Through The House in slipcase, There Was A Little Girl, Kiss and Vespers;
- Sue Grafton - P is for Peril, Q is for Quarry, and R is for Ricochet;
- Tom Clancy - The Teeth of the Tiger; and
- Lawrence Block - Tanner's Tiger, A Walk Among the Tombstones, and The Devil Knows You're Dead.

These volumes include first editions, in mylared dust jackets and 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 6272

$150
This lot includes the group of signed books written by, or about, former presidents, vice-presidents, and other political figures shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author or subject. Authors and subjects include: Gerald Ford, Al Gore, Nancy Reagan, Jimmy Carter and Tipper Gore. 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 6273

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

Item Description: Trivets & Coasters
Number of Pieces: 7
Dimension: Diameters range from 4" to 8"

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 6274

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage and antique children's titles:

- Margo, The Horse Who Wouldn't Stay on the Merry Go Round by Ginny Ryan - Dated 1938 by Bruce Humphries, Inc.
- Eemmi, The Story of a Clown by Frances Duncombe - Dated 1946 by Henry Holt & Company
- Bright-Wits, Prince of Mogadore by Burren Loughlin - Dated 1903 by H. M. Caldwell Co.
- Heidi by Johanna Spyri - Dated 1922 by David McKay Company - Illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith. In dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6275

$60
This lot includes the group of signed sports books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author or subject. Authors and subjects include: Bill Bradley, Peter C. Bjarkman, Rob Bryant, Johnny Majors, Oscar De La Hoya, Jim Bouton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 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 6276

$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 6277

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

Item Description: Planter & Flower Pots
Number of Pieces: 3
Dimension: 4" tall (flower pots), 5" tall (planter)

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 6278

$90
Title: Octopussy and The Living Daylights
Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Printing Year: 1966 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossed lettering on the spine and front board, this vintage volume is a first edition of the fourteenth and final James Bond book written by Ian Fleming. It is a collection of short stories published posthumously in the United Kingdom and the United States in 1966. This volume is in the original, mylar-covered dust jacket, designed by Richard Chopping.

Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was a British author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer. He is reputed to have been the designer of Operation Mincemeat and Operation Goldeneye, one of which was carried out in the Second World War. Best known for his novels about the British spy James Bond, Fleming chronicled Bond's adventures in twelve novels and nine short stories, a literary output that has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most popular series of related novels of all time. Fleming also wrote the children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and two works of non-fiction. In 2008, The Times (of London) ranked Ian Fleming fourteenth on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. There is light wear to the edges of the last 20 pages, with a light indentation and very faint blue staining on the top inch of the pages. The dust jacket shows very light shelf wear, and the corners of the inside flaps of the jacket have been clipped. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 95 pages.
 
Lot 6279

$30
This lot includes the group of books on Ithaca and Cornell shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include histories of Cornell University, Andrew D. White, and Ithaca High School yearbooks from 1944-47. 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 6280

$80
This lot includes the group of 14 L. Frank Baum Oz books shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6281

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

Item Description: Fluted Breakfast Bowl
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 6282

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the United States military:

- Scraps from the Prison Table, Camp Chase and Johnson's Island by Joe Barbiere - Dated 1868 by W. W. H. Davis - Ex-library volume with typical indications, as well as stamps and stickers from previous owner. Includes several full-page engravings, lacking the engraving opposite of page 288 called for in the table of contents. Pages are age-toned and foxed.
- Private Dalzell, His Autobiography, Poems and Comic War Papers by James W. Dalzell - Dated 1888 by Robert Clarke & Co.
- Life of General Taylor by uncredited author - Dated c1890 by Lindsay & Blakiston - Includes color frontispiece portrait. Spine shows sunning and board show wear, with age-toned and foxed pages.
- Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker - Dated 1857 by George M. West - Rebound in contemporary black cloth with bright gilt embossing. Age-toned and foxed pages are tightly bound.
- The Life and Services of Commodore Josiah Tattnall by Charles C. Jones - Dated 1878 by Morning News Steam Printing House - Boards and spine are rubbed and show moisture indications. Some pages are detached.
- Register of the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States National Commandery by uncredited author - Dated 1897 by James H. Morgan
- Register of the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States National Commandery by uncredited author - Dated 1900 by James H. Morgan
- A Supplement to the General Register of the Society of Colonial Wars by uncredited author - Dated 1906 by The General Council - The spine cover shows sunning, with tearing to the spine label.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6283

$130
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: C. J. Box, James O. Barn, Carl Hiaasen, Giles Blunt, D. W. Buffa, James Lee Burke, Diana Gabaldon and Oscar Hijuelos, 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 6284

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of first edition titles by John Fowles in dust jackets:

- The Magus by John Fowles - Dated 1965 by Little, Brown and Company
- Daniel Martin by John Fowles - Dated 1977 by Little, Brown and Company
- Mantissa by John Fowles - Dated 1982 by Little, Brown and Company
- The Collector by John Fowles - Dated 1963 by Little, Brown and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6285

$140
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. This lamp has a 2" split at the underside base. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6286

$15
This lot features five original engravings from Harper's Weekly. These pieces include C. S. Reinhart's "Picking Huckleberries", R. F. Zogbaum's "Black-Bass Fishing in the Adirondacks" (cover engraving, with the top text folded under), and Thomas Anshute's "The Iron-Workers' Noon-Time". Also included are two duplicate covers from Appleton's Journal showing "Christmas Morning", dated December 31, 1870.

These intricately detailed engravings show well, with light age toning and edgewear to the paper, with occasional loss to the edges. The text from the opposite side of each paper is just barely evident.
 
Lot 6287

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

- Essays Offered to G. H. Luce By His Colleagues and Friends by B.A. Shin - Dated 1966 by Artibus Asiae - Two-volume set containing papers on Asian studies.
- History of the Orissan Architecture by unknown - This volume is lacking its title page, and the title was handwritten on the front board.
- Passion and Pageant by Elfrieda Hochbaum - Dated 1933 by Bruce Humphries - Author inscribed and signed.
- Entick's New Spelling Dictionary by William Crakelt - Dated 1791 by Charles Dilly - This volume shows advanced wear indications, including detached boards and pages, lacking spine cover and other indications.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6288

$40
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 6289

$30
Title: On My Great Predecessors: Part V
Author: Garry Kasparov
Publisher: Gloucester Publishers plc
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth-covered boards with silver lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce author-signed work on the game of chess. The title page bears an original signature of Garry Kasparov. The work features many instructional illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 480 pages.
 
Lot 6290

$55
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Tony Hillerman shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Tony Hillerman. Titles include: The Sinister Pig, A Thief of Time, Talking God, The Fallen Man, Sacred Clowns, The Jim Chee Mysteries, Hunting Badger and Finding Moon. 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 6291

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

Item Description: Dinner Plates
Number of Pieces: 7
Dimension: 11.5"

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 6292

$375
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Rabbit Table with Glass Top
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: 18" tall (base), 36" diameter (glass top)

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)

This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. There is some visible wear to the table base. One of the rabbits has a broken foot, while a second rabbit has had both ears glued back on. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. This item is available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, NY.
Lot 6293

$120
Title: An Impartial Narrative of the Most Important Engagements Which Took Place Between His Majesty's Forces and the Rebels During the Irish Rebellion
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Tennery & Stockwell
Printing Year: c1798

Condition/Details: Bound in calfskin leather boards with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce first American edition on the Irish Rebellion of 1798. This work was taken from "authentic letters" discussing the rebellion. The rebellion, also known as the United Irishmen Rebellion, was an uprising in 1798, lasting several months, against British rule in Ireland. The United Irishmen, a republican revolutionary group influenced by the ideas of the American and French revolutions, were the main organizing force behind the rebellion. (historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the leather of the boards and spine, and fading to the gilt embossing. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned, foxed pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 237 pages.
 
Lot 6294

$90
This lot includes the group of books about Indonesian and Bali Artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Some of the topics include contemporary Indonesian painters, the Pulau Buaya Wreck, and Bali culture. 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 6295

$40
This lot includes the group of books on the history of Southeast Asia shown in the corresponding image(s). These books provide information on maritime trade and the general history of the region, as well as specific titles on the island of Java and a book on Ban Reng Khai, a village of Thailand. 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 at least two ex-library books, with typical indications.
 
Lot 6296

$50
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes works by, or about, notable public figures. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author/subject. Notable people include: Arianna Huffington, George Soros, Wally Amos, Tom Bodett, Arthur Levitt, Ivana Trump, Lucille O'Neal, Sylvia Browne and Star Jones Reynolds. 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 6297

$50
This lot includes the group of signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes have been signed by prominent members of the journalism and broadcasting world. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author or subject. Journalists and broadcasters represented in this lot include: Cokie and Steve Roberts, Martin L. Fleming, Bill Moyers, Bob Schieffer, Jorge Ramos, Jerry Thompson, Andy Rooney, Bob Losure, Lou Dobbs and Frank Rich. This lot includes at least some first edition and remainder 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 6298

$225
Title: Old Burma-Early Pagan
Author: Gordon H. Luce
Publisher: J. J. Augustin Publisher (Locust Valley, NY)
Printing Year: 1969
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in crimson cloth with gilt embossing, this vintage set is a work on the history of Pagan in Burma. The city, now known as Bagan, is an ancient city in the Mandalay Division of Burma. Formally titled Arimaddanapura or Arimaddana (the City of the Enemy Crusher) and also known as Tambadipa (the Land of Copper) or Tassadessa (the Parched Land), it was the ancient capital of several ancient kingdoms in Burma. It is located in the dry central plains of the country, on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwady River, 90 miles (140 km) southwest of Mandalay. (information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The second volume contains plates portraying the city and the third volume is a catalog of the plates, with fold-out maps at the rear board. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with sunning to the spines and rubbing to the board edges. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 10" x 12".
 
Lot 6299

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

Item Description: Taylor Spiral Candlesticks
Number of Pieces: 4
Dimension: 8.5" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. 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 6300

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

Item Description: Rose Water Glasses
Number of Pieces: 6
Dimension: 7" tall

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

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

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6301

$40
Title: The ABC of Bee Culture: A Cyclopedia of Every Thing Pertaining to the Care of the Honey-Bee
Author: A. I. Root
Publisher: A.I. Root
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt and black embossing, this antique volume provides an encyclopedia of terms related to bees and beekeeping. The work is includes several illustrations within the text. Amos Ives Root (1839 – 1923) developed innovative beekeeping techniques in the United States during the mid-19th century, a period when the industry played an important role in the economy of many communities. He founded his own company, which continues in business to the present day. His wide-ranging interests and curiosity led him to become the only eyewitness to publish articles about successful airplane flights made by the Wright brothers in Ohio in 1904-1905. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning and rubbing to the boards and spine. The top and bottom edges of the spine cover show some tearing. The text block is well bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10 1/2" and contains 324 pages, followed by unpaginated pages containing biographies of famous beekeepers and an index.
 
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