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Lot 7367

$15
This lot features the following authentic pieces of Royal Copenhagen's Golden Basket pattern porcelain:

Item Description: Platters
Number of Pieces: 4
Dimension: 9 1/2" width

Details/Condition: This lot includes the pieces of original vintage Royal Copenhagen porcelain shown in the corresponding image. These pieces are from the "Golden Basket" line, decorated in a gilt and peach floral arrangement in a basket, centered in a wide gilt band around the edge of the pieces.

Royal Copenhagen, officially the Royal Porcelain Factory, is a manufacturer of porcelain products and was founded in Copenhagen in 1775 under the protection of Queen Juliane Marie. It is recognized by its factory mark, the three wavy lines above each other, symbolizing Denmark’s three straits: Oresund, the Great Belt and the Little Belt. (description courtesy of Wikipedia)

All items in this lot are in very good condition or may show light indications of age/wear.
 
Lot 7368

$110
This lot includes the group of signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective celebrity author/subject. Celebrities include: Charlie Daniels, Jim Belushi, Rosie O'Donnell, Angela Bassett, John Leguizamo, David Hasselhoff, Robin Givens, Gene Hackman, Jane Fonda, Marlo Thomas, LL Cool J and Joe Perry, 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 7369

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage literature:

- Horses and Men by Sherwood Anderson - Dated 1923 by B. W. Huebsch, Inc.
- The Effendi, A Romance of the Soudan by Florence Brooks Whitehouse - Dated 1904 by Little, Brown and Company - Front board is detached from the text block.
- The Marooner by Charles Federick Holder - Dated 1908 by B. W. Dodge & Company
- Half A Rouge by Harold MacGrath - Dated 1905 by Grosset & Dunlap - Illustrations by Harrison Fisher
- Miriam, and Other Poems by John Greenleaf Whittier - Dated 1871 by Fields, Osgood, & Co.
- Kimiko and Other Japanese Sketches by Lafcadio Hearn - Dated 1923 by Houghton Mifflin Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7370

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

Item Description: Coasters & Tiles
Number of Pieces: 29
Dimension: approximately 4" x 4", and 5.5" x 5.5"

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 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 some light indications of age/wear including minor chips. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades.
 
Lot 7371

$30
This lot includes the group of art books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books feature subjects such as tapestry, Oriental rugs, art in ancient Egypt, weaving, engraving, motion picture photography and Frank Lloyd Wright, 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 7372

$150
This antique and vintage postcard group includes the following:

Theme: Greeting Cards, Real Photograph & General
Approximate number of cards in this group: 125

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Many of the cards have handwritten notes and postage markings.
 
Lot 7373

$50
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature and poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include three volumes of a decorative collection of Dickens' Works, poems from Benjamin Taylor and a tale of the Amazon by Captain Mayne Reid. 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 7374

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

- The Ladies' Repository: A Monthly Periodical, Devoted to Literature and Religion by Rev. D. W. Clark - Dated 1861 by Poe & Hitchcock
- The Liberty Bell by William Ross Wallace - Dated 1862 by James G. Gregory - Thin volume in original paper wrappers.
- A Popular History of the United States of America from The Aboriginal Times to The Present Day by John Clark Ridpath - Dated 1885 by Phillips & Hunt
- The Boys of '61, of Four Years of Fighting, Personal Observation with the Army and Navy by Charles Carleton Coffin - Dated 1896 by Estes and Lauriat - Lacking the front free endpaper.
- Fifty Years History of the Temperance Cause. Intemperance by J. E. Steebins - Dated 1876 by J. P. Fitch
- Headwaters of the Mississippi by Captain Willard Glazier - Dated 1894 by Rand, McNally & Company - The boards are detached along the internal hinges.
- From the Log-Cabin to the White House, Life of James A. Garfield by William M. Thayer - Dated 1882 by The Henry Bill Publishing Company - The front board is detached along the internal hinge.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7375

$130
Title: The Poetical Works of John Dryden
Author: John Dryden
Publisher: William Pickering
Printing Year: 1852
Number of Volumes: Complete five-volume set

Notes: Handsomely bound in green leather with raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of poetry by the English poet John Dryden. This set is from the Aldine Edition of British Poets. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait in the first volume. These volumes have been professionally rebound in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear and light rubbing to the extremities. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with brightly gilded edges. A decorative bookplate is on the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 4" x 6 1/2".
 
Lot 7376

$20
This lot includes the group of Antique Juvenile Series books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors represented in this lot are: F.W. Nixon, Silas K. Boone, Horace Porter, and Arthur M. Winfield. 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 7377

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage literature and poetry 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 7378

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of science and theology titles:

- The Works of Flavius Josephus, the Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian and Celebrated Warrior translated by William Whiston - Dated 1829 by E. Sanderson and B. F. Brookfield - This volume exhibits foxing throughout. Pages 643-646 bear tears near their lower half. There is some handwriting on the front flyleaf.
- Plain Home Talk About the Human System--The Habits of Men and Women--The Causes and Prevention of Disease--Our Sexual Relations and Social Natures by Edward B. Foote - Dated 1892 by Murray Hill Publishing Company - The boards have started to separate from the spine. This volume features many illustrations, some of which are in color. There is some handwriting on the front flyleaf.
- The "Praise of Glory" by Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity - Dated 1913 by R. and T. Washbourne - This volume features many photographic illustrations.
- The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which is to Come by Thomas Scott - Dated 1828 by Silas Andrus - The frontispiece illustrations bear some small tears. This boards display some soiling. There is some handwriting on the front flyleaf.
- Lectures to Young Men by William G. Eliot - Dated 1855 by Crosby, Nichols, and Company - A bookplate is present inside the front board.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7379

$175
Title: The Works of Flavius Josephus
Author: William Whiston (translator)
Publisher: Thomas Tegg
Printing Year: 1825
Number of Volumes: Complete six-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in black leather, this antique set is a scarce complete English translation of the work of Flavius Josephus, translated by William Whiston. These handsome volumes show well, with gilt embossing around the edges of the boards and along the edges of the endpapers, raised spine bands, crimson spine labels and bright gilt tooling on the spines. The volumes also feature an engraving on each title page.

Josephus (37 – c.100 AD), also Yoseph Ben Mattithyahu in Biblical Hebrew (Joseph son of Matthias) and Titus Flavius Josephus was a 1st-century Romano-Jewish historian and hagiographer of priestly and royal ancestry who recorded Jewish history, with special emphasis on the 1st century AD and the First Jewish–Roman War which resulted in the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. He has been credited by many as recording some of the earliest history of Jesus Christ outside of the gospels, this being an item of contention among historians. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes have been professionally restored in an elaborate binding. This binding style is uniform with the set in lot number 7,337. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 4" x 6 1/2".
 
Lot 7380

$25
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Works in this lot include Flower Fairies of the Summer, Sunbonnet Babies Book, Rab and His Friends, Visiting Mr. Bee and Bobbie Bubbles, among other titles. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7381

$10
This lot includes the group of miniature antique Christian books in stiff leather wrappers shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes range in size from 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" to 2" x 3". 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; because these are older books some have more advanced flaws, including rubbing and tearing to the leather wrappers and spines.
 
Lot 7382

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on New York State:

- A History of the New York State Teacher's Association by Hyland C. Kirk - Dated 1883 by E.L. Kellogg & Co. - Wrappers.
- The Common School System of the State of New York by Samuel S. Randall - Dated 1851 by Johnson and Davis (Troy)
- Laws of New York Relating to Common Schools by Victor M. Rice - Dated 1868 by Weed, Parsons and Company - Leather bound.
- Transactions of the N.Y. State Agricultural Society by uncredited author - Dated 1854 by C. Van Benthuysen - Gilt embossing, boards cracking.
- Register of the New York State American Merino Sheep Breeders' Association by uncredited author - Dated 1883 by Artistic Printing and Engraving Company - Spine cover torn.
- Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1869 by uncredited author - Dated 1870 by New York Historical Society - Gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted all books in this lot have moderate age/wear indications. All volumes are ex-library.
 
Lot 7383

$300
Title: The Novels of Captain Marryat
Editor: R. Brimley Johnson
Publisher: J. M. Dent and Co.
Printing Year: 1895 Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 24-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in green cloth with dark green three-quarter leather with raised spine bands, bright gilt tooling along the spines and gilded page edges, this antique set is a collection of work by Captain Marryat, an English Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. This set is part of a limited edition, numbered 386 of 750 copies on hand-made paper. The work contains frontispiece illustrations and some full-page illustrations throughout. These volumes have been professionally rebound in handsome bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear and some occasional white discoloration to the boards. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with brightly gilded edges. The books measure approximately 5" x 8".
 
Lot 7384

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

Item Description: Garden Decor
Number of Pieces: 4
Dimension: 8.5" tall

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

The items in this lot show some indications of age/wear. Three of the pieces have chips or breaks which have been glued. 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 7385

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of philosophy titles:

- Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkaman - Dated 1912 by Mother Earth Publishing Association
- Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman - Dated 1911 by Mother Earth Publishing Association
- In Tune With The Infinite by Ralph Waldo Trine - Dated 1921 by Dodd, Mead & Company - In scarce dust jacket, which shows light wear.
- My Philosophy and My Religion by Ralph Waldo Trine - Dated 1921 by Dodd, Mead & Company - First edition, in scarce dust jacket, which shows light wear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7386

$45
This lot includes the group of decorative, antique reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes have gilt embossing, and include works on artwork, sports women, royalty and penmanship. 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 7387

$25
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include titles published by Whitman, Harper and McLoughlin, and include The Owl & The Pussycat, The Tall Book of Mother Goose, Peter Pan Twins and The Playerbook with a small xylophone built into the bottom edge. 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 7388

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique World history titles:

- The Unknown War, The Eastern Front by R. Hon. Winston S. Churchill - Dated 1931 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Contains color fold-out map at rear of volume.
- The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French with a Preliminary View of the French Revolution by "The author of Waverly (Sir Walter Scott) - Dated 1834 by J. & B. Williams - Two -volume set, bound in leather. Volumes show moisture indications and age toning throughout.
- Europe and the Allies of the Past and of To-Day Edited by "An officer of the British Army, who served under Wellington" - Dated 1855 by Edward Livermore - Bound together with Europe and the Allies by uncredited author - Dated 1855 by Edward Livermore
- The Wilds of London by James Greenwood - Dated 1874 by Chatto and Windus - Rebound in maroon cloth. Boards are cracking along external gutter with the spine. Adhered to the front free endpaper is a gilt embossed cloth that likely came from the original front board.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7389

$55
Title: The Tomb of Tutankhamen
Author: Howard Carter and A. C. Mace
Publisher: George H. Doran Company
Printing Year: 1923 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with black lettering and design, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of the first volume (of three) on the tomb of Tut, by renowned historian Howard Carter. Carter (9 May 1874 – 2 March 1939) was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist, noted as a primary discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with many photographs of the tomb and objects found in it. The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards bowed. The spine and boards show sunning and light rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8" and contains 334 pages.
 
Lot 7390

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

Item Description: Parfait Glasses
Number of Pieces: 6
Dimension: 5.25" 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 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.
 
Lot 7391

$70
This lot includes the group of typed and hand-signed letters from Andrew D. White co-founder of Cornell University shown in the corresponding image(s). There are five letters included in this group, dated from 1916 and 1917. The letters from 1916 are on the letterhead of the Hotel Seville of New York, and the 1917 letters are on Mr. White's Cornell letterhead. 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, including age toning to the paper and some light creasing/chipping.
 
Lot 7392

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique children's titles:

- Hal Horton's Good Fortunes by Jessie Hurd - Dated 1886 by H. P. Smith & Co.
- The Boy Travellers, Australasia by Thomas W. Knox - Dated 1889 by Harper & Brothers
- Miss Howard's School by Glance Gaylord - Dated c1890 by Hunt & Eaton
- Conscience by Mrs. Follen - Dated 1858 by Whittemore, Niles, and Hall
- A Home in the Sea; or The Adventures of Philip Brusque by Peter Parley - Dated 1845 by Sheldon & Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7393

$70
This lot includes two View-Masters with approximately 100 view master reels shown in the corresponding image. The reels provide images of a variety of topics, including Christmas images, fairy tales, historical images (including the photographs from the Civil War) and cartoon characters. 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 7394

$80
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage journals, scrapbooks and autograph books shown in the corresponding image. This material includes original handwritten financial records, a ledger containing wages, a WWII-era scrapbook, and several small handwritten diaries. 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 7395

$70
Title: The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1911
Number of Volumes: 27-volume set

Notes: Bound in crimson cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of work from acclaimed author Robert Louis Stevenson. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show moderate external age/wear, with significant sunning to the spines and light shelf wear. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with deckled edges. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2".
 
Lot 7396

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

Item Description: Spiral Shelf Supports
Number of Pieces: 6
Dimension: 13" 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 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)

The items in this lot show some light indications of age/wear. Some of these pieces have openings on the top and/or bottom. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades.
 
Lot 7397

$90
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by best-selling authors shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective best-selling author. Authors represented in this lot include: John Grisham, Lawrence Block, Robert B. Parker and John Jake. 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 7398

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of small, antique children's titles:

- A Bubble by L.B. Walford - Dated 1895 by Frederick A. Stokes Company
- The Youth's Friend, 1838 - Dated 1838 by American S. S. Union
- The Good Ship "Rover" by uncredited author - Dated YEAR by T. Nelson and Sons
- For Mamma's Pet by uncredited author - Dated c1890 by Thomas Nelson and Sons
- The New Cries of London by uncredited author - Dated 1837 by Mahlon Day - In original wrappers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are intact with some age/wear indications. Several volumes have some advanced wear, with boards cracked along internal hinges, rubbing to the extremities and other indications.
 
Lot 7399

$425
Title: The Works of Alphonse Daudet, Edition De Luxe
Author: Alphonse Daudet
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Co.
Printing Year: 1899-1900
Number of Volumes: Complete 24-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled paper with crimson three-quarter leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of writings by the French novelist Alphonse Daudet. The work is illustrated with color frontispiece illustrations and black and white illustrations throughout by L. Rossi. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear, some occasional white discoloration to the boards and light rubbing along the extremities. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges and deckled edges on the side and bottom. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
 
Lot 7400

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique automotive titles:

- 101 Economies for the Motorist by uncredited author - Dated 1924 by Tide Water Oil Sales Corporation - Staple bound in wrappers.
- Handbook of Automobiles by uncredited author - Dated 1928 by National Automobile Chamber of Commerce - Well preserved wrappers.
- Scarborough's Official Tour Book by uncredited author - Dated 1916 by Scarborough Motor Guide Company - Wrappers with gilt embossing.
- The Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway by uncredited author - Dated 1924 by The Lincoln Highway Association, Inc. - Stiff wrappers.
- The Automobile Blue Book by uncredited author - Dated 1910 by The Automobile Blue Book Publishing Company - Volume 1, stiff wrappers with gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7401

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

- Curious Epitaphs by William Andrews - Dated 1899 by William Andrews & Co. - Limited edition, number 488 of 500 copies.
- Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker - Dated 1910 by Sturgis & Walton Company
- Price List of Fine Products, 1907 - Dated 1907 by Burroughs Welcome and Co.
- The Shepard Co. Inc. - Dated c1920 by Shepard Co. (White River Jct., VT) - Front board is loose and spine shows wear.
- Marchesi and Music, Passages from the Life of a Famous Singing-Teacher by Mathilde Marchesi - Dated 1897 by Harper & Brothers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7402

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

Item Description: Fluted Dessert Plates
Number of Pieces: 8
Dimension: 7" diameter

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. The MacKenzie-Childs items we are selling during this auction all came from the estate of a former staff member of the company who lived in the Ithaca area. This lot features the classic, signature style of MacKenzie-Childs, with hand-painted, whimsical designs 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 some 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 imperfections to the glaze may be present. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7403

$30
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books shown in the corresponding image(s). Featured among these books is an 1832 printing, The Inquirer's Guide to Gospel Truth; or Doctinal Methodism Defended Against the Assaults of Its Enemies. Also included is a volume signed by Ernest E. Russell, a volume of essays on the Supernatural Origin of Christianity, a work on the Age of Reason and other titles. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7404

$15
This lot includes the eleven author-signed copies of The Greatest Story Ever Sold by Frank Rich shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Frank Rich, and is complete with mylar-protected 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 7405

$100
Title: Aventuras de Gil Blas de Santillana
Author: Alain Rene Le Sage
Publisher: Imprenta de Sancha
Printing Year: 1821
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled leather with bright gilt embossing on the boards and gilt tooling on the spines, this antique set is an early printing of the story of Gil Blas, a picaresque novel considered to be the last masterpiece of the picaresque genre. Gil Blas is related to Lesage's play Turcaret (1709). In both works, Lesage uses witty valets in the service of thieving masters, women of questionable morals, cuckolded yet happy husbands, gourmands, ridiculous poets, false savants, and dangerously ignorant doctors to make his point. Each class and each occupation becomes an archetype. (description courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with engravings throughout. These volumes have been professionally restored in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear and sunning to the spines. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges. The previous owner's name is signed and dated 1837 on the title page. Another previous owner's bookplate is on the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 4" x 7".
 
Lot 7406

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

- The Dore Bible Gallery Illustrations by Gustave Dore - Dated 1890 by Henry Altemus - Altemus' Edition. This volume is decoratively bound in tan cloth and ivory backing, with gilt embossing. Contains one hundred illustrations, according to the title page, many full-page. The text block shows wear, and is split.
- A Tour Through The Pyrenees by Hippolyte Adolphie Taine - Dated 1874 by Henry Holt and Company - This volume is decoratively bound, with gilt embossing and gilded page edges. The volume shows some wear and the text block is shaken.

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