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Lot 7407

$30
This lot features the following original photograph of executives from the Kansas City, Mexico Orient Railway:

Year: 1906
Dimensions: Matting measures 13" by 11"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a photograph with handwritten notes at the bottom stating "Luncheon, K.C. Mx. O. Rwy Pilgrims, Chapultcpec Cafe, Mexico City, Dec. 4 '06." Research shows that one of the men in the photograph is likely Arthur Edward Stillwell (October 21, 1859 – September 26, 1928), founder of the Kansas City Southern Railway. He served as the railroad's president from 1897 to 1900. He was also the founder of Port Arthur, Texas. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The photograph shows light external age/wear, with fine patina and age toning. The photograph is matted, with some wear to the dark gray matting along the edges.
 
Lot 7408

$15
This lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image. Featured among these books is a volume of The Betty Fairy Book. Other items include a Mother Goose book, alphabet books, miniature books and oversized books. These books have advanced age/wear indications , with detached boards and pages and other wear. 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.
 
Lot 7409

$90
Title: The Diary of Samuel Pepys, M.A., F.R.S
Author: Samuel Pepys
Publisher: George Bell and Sons
Printing Year: 1893
Number of Volumes: Complete eight-volume set

Notes: Bound in cloth-covered boards with half leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique set provides a history of Samuel Pepys, "completely transcribed by the late Rev. Mynors Bright, M.A. ... with Lord Braybrooke's Notes." The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. Samuel Pepys (1633 – 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes have been professionally restored. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with sunning along the spines. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages featuring top-edge gilt. The books measure approximately 5" x 7".
 
Lot 7410

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of transportation-related titles:

- Kent-Moore Service Tool Guide - Dated 1949 by Kent-Moore Organization
- Railway Accounting Procedure Edited by E. R. Woodson - Dated 1923 by Railway Accounting Officers Association
- Seeing The World Through A Porthole, The Cruise of the U. S. S. Asheville by Ben F. Dixon - Dated 1923 by The Newspaper Enterprise
- Automobile Green Book - Dated 1924 by Scarborough Motor Guide Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7411

$30
This lot includes the group of signed books of poetry 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: Rod McKuen, Burt Bertam, Brent Holmes, Erica Jong, William F. Herrick, Rita J. Maggart, Jill Carey, Gladys McDow Hibbett, Herbert F. Brokering, Ethel Jacobson, Susie Sims Irvin, George Bradley, Matt Fontana, Winston O. Abbot and Margaret Britton Vaughn. 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 7412

$325
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs furniture:

Item Description: Upholstered Tuffet
Number of Pieces: 1
Dimension: 21.5" diameter, 14.5" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs furniture 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)

This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. This item shows some indications of age/wear. The upholstered fabric shows some discoloration.
 
Lot 7413

$100
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Joe Jones
Medium: Limited Edition Signed Artist's Proof
Year: c1945
Dimensions: Frame measures 41" by 22"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a limited edition artist's proof of a city scene titled "Head Lights and Tail Lights" signed, numbered and titled along the bottom margin by renowned artist Joe Jones. This piece is numbered 16 of 20. Joseph John Jones (1909-1963) was a 20th century artist: painter, landscape painter, lithographer, and muralist. TIME magazine followed him throughout his career. Although Jones was never a member of the John Reed Club, his name is closely associated with its artistic members, most of them also contributors to the New Masses magazine. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This large piece has been professionally framed. This work shows well, with only light age/wear.
 
Lot 7414

$30
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: The Saturday Evening Post, Encore, To-Day's Magazine, American Home, Better Homes and Gardens and more
Issue Dates: 1930s-1950s
Approximate Number of Issues: 50

Notes: This group of antique and vintage magazines cover a variety of titles and topics, from home decor to literature. Most of the magazines are intact and whole. Several issues show advanced signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers and other wear.
 
Lot 7415

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature and children's 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 7416

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of philosophy and supernatural-related titles:

- Nuggets of Truth From Beyond the Veil by Luman R. Bowdish - Dated 1936 by Privately Published - Author-Inscribed and Signed.
- Numerology, The Magic of Numbers by E. T. Bell, Ph. D. - Dated 1945 by United Book Guild - Stamp of bookstore on bottom of title page.
- Fortune Telling By Cards by Professor P. R. S. Foli - Dated c1915 by David McKay - In scarce dust jacket, which shows some wear.
- My Life on Eight Planets, or A Glimpse of Other Worlds by Nina Murnie Doney - Dated 1923 by Doney & Cashill - In paper wrappers.
- Letters and Tracts on Spiritualism by Judge Edmonds - Dated c1890 by J. Burns, Progressive Library and Spiritual Institution - Shows some advanced wear conditions, with the front board detached and the spine cover torn.
- Do The Dead Depart by E. Katharine Bates - Dated c1920 by T. Werner Laurie

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7417

$120
Title: Moral Tales
Author: M. Marmontel
Publisher: T. Cadell, J. Murray, T. Becket, and H. Baldwin
Printing Year: 1781
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in handsome leather with bright gilt embossing and crimson spine labels, this antique set is a scarce collection of tales by the French historian and writer Jean-Francois Marmontel. The work is illustrated throughout with engravings. These volumes have been professional restored in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities and light shelf wear. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 4 1/4" x 7".
 
Lot 7418

$55
This shelf lot includes the large group of adult & children's literature 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 7420

$20
This lot features five original professionally framed needlepoint designs. These pieces feature colorful bird and fish patterns. These items arrived with the consignment of MacKenzie-Childs pottery that we are selling during this auction. These pieces were crafted by the former staff member of MacKenzie-Childs who lived in the Ithaca, New York area. All items in this lot are in very good condition or may show light indications of age/wear. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7421

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of children's books and literary classics 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 7422

$35
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage Binghamton, NY directories shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are from 1920, 1927, 1930, 1931, 1937-8 and 1938-39. 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. Some of these volumes show advanced wear, with detached boards and lacking or detached spine cover.
 
Lot 7423

$140
Title: The Works of Daniel Defoe
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: George D. Sproul
Printing Year: 1903 Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete sixteen-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set is a scarce complete collection of Defoe's works. This set was limited to 1,000 numbered and registered sets. This set contains the limitation page, though it is not numbered. The work contains illustrations throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages featuring top-edge gilt. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2".
 
Lot 7424

$90
This lot includes the pair of antique bunnies shown in the corresponding image. These bunnies include the original whiskers, eyes and tongue attached and nose and mouth stitched onto the faces. The bunnies include a pink girl in a floral-patterned, lace trim skirt and velvet jacket, and a blue boy with lace-trimmed velvet jacket with light orange buttons. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items show well, with fine patina and age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7425

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage reference 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 7426

$30
This lot includes the twelve author-signed copies of "K" is for Killers by Sue Grafton shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Sue Grafton, 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 7427

$200
Title: The Works of Anatole France
Author: Anatole France
Publisher: Gabriel Wells
Printing Year: 1924 Author-Signed Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 30-volume set

Notes: Bound in brown paper with maroon cloth spine backing and paper spine labels, this antique set is the Autograph Edition of the works of Anatole France. This limited edition volume is numbered 369 of 1,075, with the author's signature on the limitation page. This collection was translated by A. W. Evans, with an introduction by Lafcadio Hearn in the first volume.

Anatole France (16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924), born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear and occasional moisture indications. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with deckled edges. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 9".
 
Lot 7428

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

Item Description: Fluted Rim Berry Bowls
Number of Pieces: 8
Dimension: 6" 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.
 
Lot 7429

$70
This lot includes the group of small, limited edition botanical plates shown in the corresponding image(s). Each of these pieces show the name of the artist Bente Starcke King, with an original pencil handwritten title and date. Pieces in this lot are titled with the common and/or scientific names of the flowers portrayed. These pieces were professionally framed in metal frames measuring different sizes, from 19 1/4" x 16 1/4" to 22 1/4" x 16 1/4", with labels from Sola Gallery in Ithaca, New York. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7430

$15
This lot includes the group of New York state ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes typed and handwritten letters, some on hotel letterheads such as Hotel Pennsylvania New York and Hotel Governor Clinton, statements from dairy farms and other agricultural companies, and souvenir booklets. 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. 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 7431

$20
This lot includes the fifteen author-signed copies of Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author James Lee Burke, and is complete with dust jacket. This lot includes at least some first editions. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7432

$110
Title: The Small Fruits of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique botanical volume features a tissue paper-guarded frontispiece and many brightly colored plates. There are nearly 100 vividly detailed color plates of a wide variety of the small fruits detailed in the volume. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some light rubbing to the extremities. The volume is well bound with clean pages. The volume measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 614 pages.
 
Lot 7433

$175
Title: Memoirs of the Cardinal De Retz
Author: Cardinal De Retz
Publisher: W. Watson, et al (Dublin)
Printing Year: 1777
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with three-quarter crimson leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the memoirs of the French Cardinal De Retz. Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz (September 29, 1613 – August 24, 1679) was a French churchman, writer of memoirs, and agitator in the Fronde. During the last ten years of his life, Retz wrote his Memoirs, which go up to the year 1655. They are addressed in the form of narrative to a lady who is not known, though guesses have been made at her identity, some even suggesting Madame de Sévigné herself. In the beginning there are some gaps. They are known for their narrative skill and the verbal portraits of their characters. Alexandre Dumas, père drew heavily on the Memoirs for Vingt ans après. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes have been professionally rebound in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, some occasional white discoloration to the boards, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 4" x 6 1/2".
 
Lot 7434

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique "Ralph" Juvenile Series titles:

- Ralph in the Switch Tower by Allen Chapman - Dated 1907 by Grosset & Dunlap - Slight tearing to spine cover.
- Ralph the Train Dispatcher by Allen Chapman - Dated 1911 by Grosset & Dunlap - Well preserved volume.
- Ralph of the Round House by Allen Chapman - Dated 1906 by Grosset & Dunlap
- Ralph on the Overland Express by Allen Chapma - Dated 1910 by Grosset & Dunlap

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7435

$35
This lot includes the group of miniature antique Bibles shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes range in size from 3" x 4 1/2" to 2 1/4" x 3 1/2". 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 detached or lacking boards and spine covers .
 
Lot 7436

$275
Title:The State of New York
Draughtsman/Cartographer/Surveyor: Samuel Lewis
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: 1795
Dimensions: Framed, 26 inches x 22 1/2 inches

Condition/Details: This original antique framed New York State map is hand-tinted. The map shows the entire Western portion of the State as "Genessee Country" and Canada as "British Territory". The map shows well with some light age/wear including toning to the paper. The map was professionally framed in a wooden frame.
 
Lot 7437

$1300
Title: The Works of George Eliot, The Arbury Edition
Author: George Eliot
Publisher: Dana Estes & Company
Printing Year: c1885
Number of Volumes: Complete 24-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled paper with three-quarter crimson leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of works by George Eliot, including her biography taken from letters and journals, among her other acclaimed writings. This limited Arbury Edition set is numbered 302 of 1,000. The work contains frontispiece illustrations and full-page illustrations throughout. These volumes have been professionally rebound in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear and occasional discoloration and moisture indications to the leather. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges. A decorative bookplate is on the endpapers. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9".
 
Lot 7438

$50
This lot includes the group of signed books from best selling authors shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include John Grisham, Robert B. Parker, Sue Grafton, Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, Lawrence Block and Scott Turow. At least some of the volumes in this lot are first editions. The volumes are in 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 7439

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of children's and juvenile titles:

- My Picture Book of Fairy Tales by Viola Ruth Lowe - Dated 1930 by Whitman Publishing Co. - Wear along the spine, with portions of the spine cover lacking or torn.
- The Story of Live Dolls by Josephine Scribner Gates - Dated 1901 by M. A. Donohue & Co.
- Letters of Polly the Pioneer by Stella Humphrey Nida - Dated 1916 by The Macmillan Company
- Over the Rockies with the Air Mail by Franklin W. Dixon - Dated 1927 by Grosset & Dunlap
- Whiffet Squirrel by Julia Greene - Dated 1917 by Cupples & Leon Company
- The X Bar X Boys on Whirlpool River by James Cody Ferris - Dated 1926 by Grosset & Dunlap - In Dust Jacket.
- Red Ivory by Walton Hall Smith - Dated 1928 by A. L. Burt - In Dust Jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7440

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

Item Description: Pitchers, Salt & Pepper Shakers, & Oval Platters
Number of Pieces: 6
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. The salt shaker is lacking the ceramic plug on the underside. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades.
 
Lot 7441

$60
Title: The Works of Booth Tarkington
Author: Booth Tarkington
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1922 Author-Signed Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: 21-volume set

Notes: Bound in the light blue paper with cream cloth spine backings and paper labels, this antique set is a collection of work by Booth Tarkington, part of a limited edition set known as the Seawood Edition, numbered 320 of 1,075, containing the author's signature on the margin below the frontispiece portrait in volume one. The work contains frontispiece illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some sunning to the spines, rubbing to the spine labels and light shelf wear. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges and deckled side and bottom edges. Several of the volumes contain extra spine labels bound into the rear of the text block. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/2".
 
Lot 7442

$35
This lot includes the group of books on Rochester history 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 7443

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique New York State titles:

- The Secrets of the Great City by Edward Winslow Martin - Dated 1868 by Jones, Brothers & Co. - Contains many full-page and fold-out engravings.
- Gazetteer of the State of New York by J. H. French - Dated 1860 by R. Pearsall Smith
- An Address on the Life, Character and Services of William Henry Seward by Charles Francis Adams - Dated 1873 by Weed, Parsons and Company
- Third Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners by John D. Kernan, et al - Dated 1886 by Weed, Parsons and Company
- Report of the State Commission of Highways by S. Percy Hooker, et al - Dated 1911 by J. B. Lyon Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Several of the volumes show more advanced wear, with moisture indications, loose or detached boards and wear to the spine covers, among other wear.
 
Lot 7444

$50
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include erotic and homosexuality-related titles, including Paulines', Memoirs of the Madam on Clay Street, Diana, A Strange Autobiography, Conditions: Seven and His Brother Love. 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 7445

$45
Title:Annual Reports of the Forest, Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York For 1907-1908-1909
Author: James S. Whipple, President, et al
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1910

Condition/Details: Bound in dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume provides government reports from the New York fishing and game commissioners from 1907 through 1909. The work is profusely illustrated with black and white plates within the text and full-page color illustrations, as well as fold-out maps. One full-page illustration is lacking opposite of page 300, and pages 300 and 301 are torn, with the top portion lacking. This is a former library volume, with handwritten, white lettering on the spine, and pencil handwriting on the title page, and a stamp on the front fly leaf showing this volume was compliments of John C. Winters, Jr., a member of the state assembly. The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and rubbing to the extremities, with tearing along the edges of the spine cover and front board. The text block shows extensive play, with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" and contains 407 pages.
 
Lot 7446

$275
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Pedestal Table Base
Number of Pieces: 1
Dimension: 18.5" tall, 16.5" diameter

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs ceramics shown in the corresponding image. The MacKenzie-Childs items we are selling during this auction all came from the estate of a former staff member of the company who lived in the Ithaca area. This lot features the classic, signature style of MacKenzie-Childs, with hand-painted, whimsical designs 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. There is a crack present on the lower portion of the table base.
 
Lot 7447

$50
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. This lot includes at least some first editions and remainder volumes. Authors represented in this lot include: Allen Drury, Nicholas Evans, C. J. Box, Tony Hillerman, Orson Scott Card, Jillian Hoffman, James Carroll and Nancy Baker Jacobs, 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. 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.
 
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