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Lot 7042

$30
Title: Paris En Relief Par Les Anaglyphes
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Demandez-Les a Votre Libraire ou aux Editions en Anaglyphes
Printing Year: c1930

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff paper pictorial wrappers portraying a young girl holding glasses and scenes from Paris, this antique volume provides a 3D view of Paris, with the original blue and red 3D glasses included in the pocket of the front wrapper. Pictures featured in this volume include the Eiffel Tower, Carrousel Square and the Louvre, the Opera house, and the Banks of the Seine. The work includes instructions in French and English. This is one of several volumes published, featuring the cities of Lourdes, Versailles, Fontainebleau, the Paris Zoo and others. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing and a small moisture indication. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The delicate paper pocket that holds the glasses is torn and has been taped to the front wrapper. The oblong book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 8 1/4" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 7043

$30
This lot features the following professionally framed antique Courier & Ives prints:

- Winter in the Country, A Cold Morning - After painting by G. H. Durrie
- American Express Train - After painting by P. P. Palmer
- The Road, - Winter - After painting by O. Knirsca
- Home to Thanksgiving - After painting by G. H. Durrie

Each of these prints is a reproduction, and has been mounted in mahogany frames with gold trim. The frames measure approximately 20" x 16 1/2".
 
Lot 7044

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

Item Description: Taylor Fluted Hanging Lamp - Bearded Iris
Number of Pieces: 1
Dimension: 18" 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. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7045

$70
Title: The Book of the American Indian
Author: Hamlin Garland
Publisher: Harpers and Brothers
Printing Year: 1923 First Edition

Condition/Details: This volume is decoratively bound in dark grey paper with pasted-down Remington illustration of a Native American, black cloth spine and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a first edition work on Native Americans, profusely illustrated by Frederic Remington. This is an ex-library volume, with white handwritten lettering on the spine, one stamp on each endpaper, and pencil handwriting on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 12 1/4" and contains 274 pages.
 
Lot 7046

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of United States history titles:

- The Howlands in America by William Howland - Dated 1939 by The Pilgrim John Howland Society
- Souvenir of the West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville - Dated c1900 by Work & Hope, The Prison Magazine
- Wakeman Genealogy, 1630-1899 by Robert P. Wakeman - Dated c1960 by Journal Publishing Co. - Reprint of the 1900 work.
- Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents for The Year 1865 by uncredited - Dated 1867 by Government Printing Office - Lacking front board and spine cover.
- Cape Coddities by Dennis & Marion Chatham - Dated 1920 by Houghton Mifflin Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7047

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles authored by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore:

- We Were Soldiers Once...and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1992 by Random House - This volume, complete with dust jacket, and signed by both authors on the title page, is an account of Ia Drang--"The battle that changed the war in Vietnam."
- We Are Soldiers Still by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway - Dated 1998 by Harper Collins - This stated first edition is complete with dust and signed by both authors on the title page. This volume recounts the authors' visit back to the Ia Drang Valley. Stated first edition.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in like-new condition, with light shelf wear to the jackets.
 
Lot 7048

$25
This lot includes the group of books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a card dated 1877 from the Third Annual Ball of the Central City Fire Department, antique programs from the Century Theatre, the Empire Theatre, Malden Auditorium, and other ephemera. 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 7049

$25
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: William H. Beard
Medium: Poster
Year: uncredited
Dimensions: Professionally mounted measures 36" by 27"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a professionally mounted poster of William H. Beard's "The Bear Dance" from the New-York Historical Society collection. This piece was professionally mounted by Plak-It. The work shows well, with light external age/wear.
 
Lot 7050

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

Item Description: Trivets & Tiles
Number of Pieces: 13
Dimension: 6" x 6", and 8" x 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 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. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7051

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Civil War titles:

- The History, Civil, Political and Military of the Southern Rebellion by Orville J. Victor - Dated 1861 by James D. Torrey - Volume One only.
- Woman's Work in the Civil War: A Record of Heroism, Patriotism and Patience by L. P. Brockett - Dated 1867 by Zeigler, McCurdy & Co.
- The Picket Line and Camp Fire Stories; A Collection of War Anecdotes by A Member of G. A. R. - Dated c1870 by Hurst & Co.

The volumes in this show some advanced age/wear indications, including significant play to the bindings, boards split along the internal hinges, rubbing to the cloth, and age-toned pages.
 
Lot 7052

$15
This lot includes the twelve author-signed copies of The Pesthouse by Jim Crace shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Jim Crace, 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 7053

$70
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: Lawrence Block, Scott Turow, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, Tom Clancy, Robert B. Parker and Gay Talese. 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 7054

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of Ralph Juvenile Series:

- Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman - Dated 1906 by Grosset & Dunlap
- Ralph on the Overland Express by Allen Chapman - Dated 1910 by Grosset & Dunlap
- Ralph on the Midnight Flyer by Allen Chapman - Dated 1923 by Grosset & Dunlap

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7055

$90
Title: Good Hunting - In Pursuit of Big Game in the West
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1907 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with pastedown illustration on the front board, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this work by the twenty-sixth President of the United States, who was a renowned sportsman and hunter . This book "offers to younger readers a series of pictures of out-door life and big-game hunting in the West. More than this, the author makes us feel not only the zest of sport and adventure, but also the interest attaching to the habits and peculiarities of the remarkable animals he describes. It is a field-book, since it is written by a true sportsman out of his own experiences, and its general spirit tends to a better appreciation of the value of close observation of animal life." The work is illustrated with a number of plates depicting the animals and hunting activities. This is an ex-library volume, with a sticker on the bottom of the spine; a pocket, stamps and handwriting on the front free endpapers; stamps on the rear free endpapers; and pencil handwriting on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing along the spine edges. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages.
 
Lot 7056

$15
Title: Sechs Jahrhundert aus Gutenbergs Leben, Kleine Gabe zum Grossen Feste
Author: Dr. Franz Dingelsedt
Publisher: Im Verlag der Buchdruckerei von Jerome Hotop in Cassel
Printing Year: 1840

Condition/Details: Bound in large brown paper wrappers with black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce work on Gutenberg by the German poet Dr. Franz Dingelsedt. The work is broken into sections by year. The work is illustrated with decorative engravings in the text on the first page of each chapter. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and chipping and tearing to the wrapper edges. There is a sticker on the bottom edge of the front wrapper, numbered 148. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages, which show significant foxing. The book measures approximately 10" x 14" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 7057

$60
This lot includes the group of professionally framed artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. Included are six prints and original photographs by artists including Nigel Bartlett and Karen Williamson. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7058

$40
Title: A Concise System of Instructions and Regulations for the Militia and Volunteers of the United States
Author: Brevet Captain S. Cooper
Publisher: Robert P. Desilver (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1836 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with floral design with paper spine label, this antique volume is a scarce first edition book of military tactics and regulations. The author, Samuel Cooper (June 12, 1798 – December 3, 1876), was a career U.S. Army officer and the highest ranking Confederate general during the American Civil War. The work is divided into four parts that are separately paginated and illustrated with diagrams, charts and musical scores for drilling and other exercises. Loose inside of the front is a sheet showing this volume was once the property of the Naples Rifle Company.

This is a former library book, with stamps on the front and rear endpapers, and a stamp and label on the spine. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing along the spine and board edges. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. One page is torn at the top corner, with a portion approximately 1" x 1" lacking at the top. Pasted to the front endpaper is a New York State General Order of 1839 noting the purchase of a number of copies of Cooper's work, and their subsequent distribution '...among the field officers and commandants of companies of the New - York militia." The book measures approximately 4.75" x 7.25" and contains 122 / 44/ 35 / 91 pages.
 
Lot 7059

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique domestic science titles:

- The American Woman's Home by Catharine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe - Dated 1869 by J. B. Ford and Company
- Jennie June's American Cookery Book by Mrs. J. C. Croly - Dated 1878 by The American News Company - Significant moisture indications.
- Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book by Mrs. D. A. Lincoln - Dated 1894 by Roberts Brothers
- What Women Should Know, A Woman's Book About Women by Mrs. E. B. Duffey - Dated 1873 by J. M. Stoddart & Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Several of these volumes do show advanced wear, with significant rubbing to the boards and spine, moisture indications, play to the bindings, and more.
 
Lot 7060

$45
This lot includes the group of US history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of topics, including Cincinnati, the Rocky Mountains, the Old Frontier, Major-General Slocum and more. 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 7061

$45
This lot features the authentic porcelain cups and saucers shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces include eight cups and eight saucers from Minton's and eight cups and eleven saucers from Ahrenfeldt. These cups and saucers are small, measuring approximately 2 1/4" tall, with saucers measuring approximately 5 1/4" in diameter. The pieces feature gilt designs around the edges and handles. 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 7062

$30
This lot includes the 15 author-signed copies of "S" is for Silence 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 7063

$60
This lot includes the group of decorative books shown in the corresponding image(s). This volumes include five volumes from the "Works of Chas. Lamb", as well as modern decorative titles from the International Collector's Library, including Anna Karenina, Moby Dick, and Vanity Fair. 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 7064

$20
This lot includes the group of fashion and photography books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include a signed volume by Robin Ellis, collections of photographs by Elliott Erwitt, Nicole Parrot, and photographs from the National Gallery of Canada, and a volume on the fashion of Dolce & Gabbana. 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 7065

$900
Title: The Federalist, On the New Constitution
Author: Publius
Publisher: George F. Hopkins
Printing Year: 1802

Condition/Details: Bound in leather-covered boards with spine labels and gilt embossing, this antique volume is volume two of The Federalist, better known as The Federalist Papers. This is a second edition of this work, originally written in 1788, to which was added "Pacificus, on the Proclamation of Neutrality...Likewise, The Federal Constitution, with all the amendments."

The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles or essays advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist; or, The New Constitution, was published in two volumes in 1788 by J. and A. McLean. The series' correct title is The Federalist; the title The Federalist Papers did not emerge until the twentieth century.
The Federalist remains a primary source for interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, as the essays outline a lucid and compelling version of the philosophy and motivation of the proposed system of government. The authors of The Federalist wanted both to influence the vote in favor of ratification and to shape future interpretations of the Constitution. According to historian Richard B. Morris, they are an "incomparable exposition of the Constitution, a classic in political science unsurpassed in both breadth and depth by the product of any later American writer."

At the time of publication, the authorship of the articles was a closely-guarded secret, though astute observers guessed that Hamilton, Madison, and Jay were the likely authors. Following Hamilton's death in 1804, a list that he drew up became public; it claimed fully two-thirds of the essays for Hamilton, including some that seemed more likely the work of Madison (Nos. 49-58, 62, and 63). The scholarly detective work of Douglass Adair in 1944 postulated the following assignments of authorship, corroborated in 1964 by a computer analysis of the text:
Alexander Hamilton (51 articles: nos. 1, 6–9, 11–13, 15–17, 21–36, 59–61, and 65–85)
James Madison (26 articles: nos. 10, 14, 37–58 and 62–63)
John Jay (5 articles: 2–5 and 64)
Nos. 18–20 were the result of a collaboration between Madison and Hamilton.
(historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

Antique, handwritten notes in the table of contents of this volume indicates who wrote each essay, though the identification is different than Adair's list. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board cracked along the internal hinge. Portions of the spine cover are lacking and the leather on the spine is significantly cracked. The text block is well bound with age-toned pages, and shows fine patina. There are several antique, handwritten names of previous owners. The book measures approximately 5" x 8 1/4" and contains 351 pages.
 
Lot 7066

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of dairy 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 7067

$130
Title: Memoirs of Marmontel
Author: Jean-Francois Marmontel
Publisher: Mundell, Doig, and Stevenson
Printing Year: 1808
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Handsomely bound in leather with gilt edges on the boards, crimson and dark green spine labels and decorative gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce historical collection of memoirs from Marmontel, translated into English from the original French. Jean-François Marmontel (July 11, 1723 – December 31, 1799) was a French historian and writer, a member of the Encyclopediste movement. After serving as manger of the official journal Le Mercure, historiographer of France (1771), secretary to the Academy (1783), professor of history in the Lycée (1786), and publishing several works, Marmontel was reduced to poverty by the French Revolution. Marmontel retired during the Reign of Terror to Evreux, and soon afterwards to a cottage at Abloville in the département of Eure. There he wrote Memoires d'un pere (4 vols., 1804), including a picturesque review of his life, a literary history of two important reigns, a great gallery of portraits extending from the venerable Jean Baptiste Massillon, whom more than half a century previously he had seen at Clermont, to Honoré Mirabeau. The book was nominally written for the instruction of his children. It contains an exquisite picture of his own childhood in the Limousin; its value for the literary historian is great. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This four-volume set has been professionally restored. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are tightly bound with age-toned pages. A decorative bookplate is adhered to the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 4" x 6 3/4".
 
Lot 7068

$45
Title: Rossa's Recollections, 1838 to 1898
Author: O'Donovan Rossa
Publisher: O'Donovan Rossa, Privately Published
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a personal account of customs, habits and manners of the Irish people, with detail on "social life and prison life, the Fenian Movement, travels in Ireland, England, Scotland and America." Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa (September 1831 – 29 June 1915), was an Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. His life as an Irish Fenian is well documented but is perhaps known best in death for the graveside oration given at his funeral by Pádraig Pearse. The Fenians, both the Fenian Brotherhood and Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), were fraternal organizations dedicated to the establishment of an independent Irish Republic in the 19th and early 20th century. The name "Fenians" was first applied by John O'Mahony to the members of the Irish republican group which he founded in America in 1858. O'Mahony, who was a Celtic scholar, named the American wing of the movement after the Fianna. In Gaelic Ireland these were warrior bands of young men who lived apart from society and could be called upon in times of war. (historical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing to the boards and spine, and the boards detached along the internal hinges with the text block. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 402 pages.
 
Lot 7069

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of books on world history 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 7070

$120
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Daphne Sola
Medium: Hand-Made Paper Collage
Dimensions: Frame measures 48 1/2" by 20 1/4"

Details/Condition: This original piece features two hand-signed limited edition water scenes from Ithaca, New York artist Daphne Sola. These pieces are both titled "Long View, September" and numbered one of fifty. The pieces are professionally framed together, under matting. The work shows very well, with light external age/wear.
 
Lot 7071

$50
This lot features the following authentic pieces of Royal Copenhagen's Golden Basket pattern porcelain:

Item Description: Plates
Number of Pieces: 14
Dimension: 8 3/4" diameter

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. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7072

$20
Title: Sakontala Oder der Entscheidende Ring, Ein Indisches Schauspiel von Kalidas
Author: Georg Forster
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main
Printing Year: 1803

Condition/Details: Rebound in antique marbled, paper-covered boards with leather spine cover, this antique volume is a scarce German translation of a play written by the Sanskrit writer Kālidāsa. The play, Abhijñānashākuntala or Abhijñānaśākuntalam (English: The Recognition of Śakuntalā) is a well-known Sanskrit play. Its date is uncertain, but Kalidasa is often placed in the period between the 1st century BC and 4th century AD. The Sanskrit name means "pertaining to abhi-jñâna-Śakuntalā", which means "token-recognized-Śakuntalā", so a literal translation could be "Of Śakuntalā recognized by a token."

Kālidāsa was a renowned Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. His floruit cannot be dated with precision, but most likely falls within the Gupta period, probably in the 4th or 5th or 6th century. The place bestowed to the English poet Shakespeare is considered akin to that held by Kālidāsa in Sanskrit literature. His plays and poetry are primarily based on Hindu Puranas and philosophy. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear to the antique rebinding, with rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, with occasional moisture indications and foxing. A small signature from a previous owner is on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 7" and contains 267 pages.
 
Lot 7073

$25
Title: Central New York, An Inland Empire
Author: W. Freeman Galpin
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1941
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in cream cloth with navy cream spine backing, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this vintage set is a scarce history of Central New York, comprised of Oneida, Madison, Onondaga, Cayuga, Tompkins, Cortland and Chenango counties. The work is illustrated with photographs throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 10 1/2".
 
Lot 7074

$250
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.
 
Lot 7075

$30
This lot includes the fifteen author-signed copies of Blue Screen by Robert B. Parker shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Robert B. Parker, 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 7076

$110
This shelf lot includes the group of signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Carl Hiaasen, J. A. Jance, Will Beal, Lawrence Block, Edward P. Jones, Robert Hicks, Hugh Holto, Earlene Fowler, Joan Hess, Diana Gabaldon, Josephine Humphreys, James Lee Burke, Sebastian Junger, Jonathan Kellerman and Jack Kerley, among many others. At least some of the books in this lot are first editions. Many are in mylared dust jackets, and are in like-new condition. 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 7077

$100
Title: Boyd's Philadelphia City Business Directory
Author: Wm. H. Boyd
Publisher: Wm. H. Boyd
Printing Year: 1859-60

Condition/Details: Bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce small directory of Philadelphia, featuring original pages of advertisements. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with the spine cover and boards detached. The text block shows play, with the first signature of pages detached. The pages are lightly age-toned and have ink writing along the edge. There is antique ink handwriting on the title page and endpapers, as well as some writing occasionally throughout the text. The book measures approximately 4" x 6" and contains 425 pages.
 
Lot 7078

$25
This lot includes the group of Antique Juvenile Series books shown in the corresponding image(s). The authors represented in this lot are: Captain Quincy Allen, Wilmer M. Ely, Captain Ralph Bonehill, Amy Bell Marlowe, Laura Lee Hope, Clair W. Hayes, Mayne Reid, Clarence Young, and Burt L. Standish. 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 7079

$30
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique domestic science books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include works on hand-woven coverlets, cooking, embroidery, gardening and setting the table. 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 7080

$120
Title: Aunt Phillis's Cabin; or, Southern Life As It Is
Author: Mary H. Eastman
Publisher: Lippincott, Crambo & Co.
Printing Year: 1852

Condition/Details: Bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce tale of Southern life, written to counteract the influence of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The work is illustrated with several full-page engravings, including a frontispiece. The volume shows external age/wear, with significant rubbing and sunning to the boards and spine, and the spine cover tearing along the edges. The text block contains age-toned pages, and shows wear, being split in the middle, with several pages detached and torn. There is an ink marking on the edge of the first 40 pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 280 pages, with several pages of advertisements at the end of the volume.
 
Lot 7081

$60
Title: Third Annual Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries, Game and Forests of the State of New York
Author: Barnet H. Davis, President, et al
Publisher: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co.
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with black lettering and design, this antique volume provides government reports from the New York fishing and game commissioners in 1898. The work is profusely illustrated with black and white plates within the text and full-page color illustrations by Denton and Ridgeway. The illustrations within this volume have been collated according to the list of illustrations in the table of contents, and all are present. The illustration called for on page 429 (in-text illustration titled "An Evening Shot") is actually on page 437. This is a former library volume, with handwritten, white lettering and black tape on the spine, one small stamp on each endpaper and pencil handwriting on the title page. The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and rubbing to the extremities. The text block shows play, with age-toned pages showing some moisture indications. There is a light red stain along the bottom edge of the first twenty pages. The full-page illustration opposite of page 320 is detached. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" and contains 454 pages.
 
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