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Lot 7123

$475
Title: Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the Adjoining Countries
Author: John Froissart
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme
Printing Year: 1808
Number of Volumes: Twelve-volume set

Notes: Bound in leather-covered boards with crimson spine labels and decorative bright gilt hand-tooled embossing on the spine, this antique set is a scarce history of Western Europe by John (Jean) Froissart, translated by Thomas Johnes. These volumes are profusely illustrated with full-page and fold-out tinted etched and aquatint plates.

Jean Froissart (c. 1337 – c. 1405), often referred to in English as John Froissart, was one of the most important chroniclers of medieval France. For centuries, Froissart's Chronicles have been recognized as the chief expression of the chivalric revival of the 14th century Kingdom of England and France. His history is also one of the most important sources for the first half of the Hundred Years' War. (historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes show very well, with decorative, brightly embossed spines. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing along the board and spine edges. The text blocks are very tightly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. There is a decorative bookplate on the front endpaper of each volume. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/2".
 
Lot 7124

$15
This shelf lot includes the large group of estate 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 7125

$15
This lot includes the 25 author-signed copies of The Good German by Joseph Kanon shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Joseph Kanon. This lot contains at least some first editions, and includes some remainder volumes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7126

$25
This lot includes the group of ex-library game-themed books in dust jackets by the Fisherman's Press 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 7127

$30
This lot features the following pieces of Harper's Weekly engravings by Winslow Homer:

- "Watch-Tower, Corner of Spring and Varick Streets, New York" - Undated matted in cardstock and in plastic, with the engraving measuring approximately 9 1/2" by 13 3/4"
- "Spring Farm Work - Grafting" - Dated April 30, 1870 matted in cardstock and in plastic, with the engraving measuring approximately 9" by 7", with text and engraved portrait on the top half of the page
- "New England Factory Life - 'Bell-Time'" - Dated July 25, 1868 on cardstock backing and in plastic, with the engraving measuring approximately 13 1/2" by 9 1/4" - Light edgewear to the paper.
- "On the Beach at Long Branch - The Children's Hour" - Dated August 15, 1874, the engraving measures approximately 13" by 9".

Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America and a preeminent figure in American art. Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator. He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

These intricately detailed engravings show well, with light age toning to the paper. The text from the opposite side of each paper is just barely evident.
 
Lot 7128

$40
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, John Jakes, Janet Evanovich, Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson. 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 7129

$200
Title: World's Columbian Exposition
Author: William Walton
Publisher: George Barrie
Printing Year: c1894
Number of Volumes: 10-volume set

Notes: In light blue folios with gilt embossing, this antique set provides a description of the Columbian Exposition and is known as the "Edition of the White City", hand-numbered 898. This set includes ten folios of text and plates, including two in a different shade of blue from the others. Additionally, this set includes approximately 70 loose plates, most with the thin-paper guard sheets that describe the plates. The plates include and photogravure plates, etched plates and color photolithographic plates. This set is incomplete, and is lacking plates and pages of text. The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing and sunning to the folios, and the pages are chipped and age-toned. The folios measure approximately 12 1/2" x 19 1/2".
 
Lot 7130

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

Item Description: Taylor Oval Sink - Bearded Iris
Number of Pieces: 1
Dimension: 16.5" long, 14" wide, 5" deep

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 7131

$35
This lot features five original professionally framed needlepoint designs. Featured among these pieces are flower patterns in blue, pink and purple. 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 7132

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique French history titles:

- The History of France, from the Earliest Times, to the Accession of Louis the Sixteenth by John Gifford - Dated 1793 by C. Lowndes - Lacking both boards and endpapers.
- Where Paris Dines by Julian Street - Dated 1931 by Doubleday, Doran & Company
- Alsace-Lorraine, A Study in Conquest: 1913 by David Starr Jordan - Dated 1916 by Bobbs-Merrill Company
- J'Ai Faim...! by Louis Le Francois - Dated 1942 by Brentano's - In original paper wrappers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7133

$15
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes fifteen volumes of Charles Frazier's Thirteen Moons. Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Charles Frazier, 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 7134

$600
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 light indications of age/wear.
 
Lot 7135

$375
Title: The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641
Author: Edward Earl of Clarendon
Publisher: uncredited, Printed at the Theater of Oxford
Printing Year: 1707
Number of Volumes: Complete six-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in leather boards with raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set provides an early history of the Irish Rebellion. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The volumes show some external age/wear, with the front board of volume one detached and the other volumes showing wear along the external hinges along the spines. The boards show some moisture indications and light rubbing along the edges. The text blocks are solidly bound, with age-toned pages showing occasional spotting. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
 
Lot 7136

$50
Title: The Testament
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Doubleday
Printing Year: 1999

Condition/Details: Bound in full brown leather with a gilt facsimile signature of John Grisham on the front board, and with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine, this scarce, author-signed first edition is one of a limited 500 copies. This volume is numbered 315/500. The volume shows very little external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This volume is in like-new condition and is complete with cloth-covered slipcase. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 435 pages.
 
Lot 7137

$90
This lot features the following pieces of professionally framed prints:

- Edward Lear - Print of Cape Colonna, Sunium - Measures approximately 27" by 21"
- Edward Lear - Print of Khanea (Crete) - Measures approximately 27" by 21"
 
Lot 7138

$40
This lot features the following authentic pieces of Wedgwood Blue Jasper Ware pottery:

Item Description: Vases
Number of Pieces: 4
Dimension: Approximately 4 1/4" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the pieces of original vintage Wedgwood Blue Jasper Ware pottery shown in the corresponding image. These pieces feature a Roman theme, with cream cherubs in relief on a blue background. The name "Wedgwood" is imprinted on the bottom of each piece, along with "Made in England," which dates these pieces after 1929.

Josiah Wedgwood (12 July 1730 – 3 January 1795) was an English potter, founder of the Wedgwood company, credited with the industrialization of the manufacture of pottery. Wedgwood developed a number of industrial innovations for his company, notably a way of measuring kiln temperatures accurately and new ware types Black Basalt and Jasper Ware (the first color was Poland Blue, an innovation that required experiments with more than 3,000 samples). The main themes on the company's jasper ware have all been taken from ancient mythologies: Roman, Greek or Egyptian. (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 7139

$110
This lot includes the group of children's books by Thornton W. Burgess shown in the corresponding image(s). These books were published by Little, Brown and Company and Grosset & Dunlap. 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 7140

$200
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Tumblers, Teacup, Sugar Shaker, & Ladle
Number of Pieces: 9
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 7141

$60
This lot includes the group of three antique bound handwritten works shown in the corresponding image. This material was written by Neal Francis Williams of Ithaca, New York, in 1882 and is split into three volumes of short stories. In the preface on the front endpaper of the first volume, the author notes that "Though but a school girl, I have spent many pleasant hours writing stories. They are widely scattered and I have gathered them up. ... I wish to keep them so that when I am a woman I can read them and remember with amusement the joys and sorrows of my school life." The collection is titled "Thyalline's Thoughts." The stories cover a variety of topics, including Christmas, a fairy story, adventures in Dreamland, and more. These handwritten works show well, with fine patina to the pages of writing.

The volumes show occasional moisture indications and other age/wear indications. 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 7142

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of first edition titles:

- Falling Man by Don DeLillo - Dated 2007 by Scribner - Two Author-Signed Copies Included.
- The Stars at Noon by Denis Johnson - Dated 1986 by Alfred A. Knopf - Author-signed, with light wear along the edges of the dust jacket.
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz - Dated 2007 by Riverhead Books - First edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner.
- The Way West by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. - Dated 1949 by William Sloane Associates - The dust jacket shows some wear along the edges.
- Mystic River by Dennis Lehane - Dated 2001 by William Morrow - This is the Advanced Reader's Edition "Not For Sale". This is a softcover volume.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show very well, with light wear.
 
Lot 7143

$110
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: Robert Crais, Lee Child, Eric Jerome Dickey, Patricia Cornwell, Junot Diaz, Tess Gerritsen and James Lee Burke, among others. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7144

$325
Title: The Works Of That Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser
Author: Edmond Spenser
Publisher: Jonathan Edwin
Printing Year: 1679

Condition/Details: Bound in two-tone leather with raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a compilation of work from poet Edmond Spenser, including The Faery Queen, The Shepherds Calendar, and The History of Ireland, as well as a biography of the poet. The title page is printed in black and red text. The work is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece.

Edmond (also Edmund) Spenser (c. 1552 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This large volume shows some external age/wear, with the front board detached, some rubbing to the boards and spine and some darkening to the leather. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, which have occasional moisture indications. The book measures approximately 8" x 13" and contains 392 pages.
 
Lot 7145

$50
This lot includes the group of books on the history of the United States shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include two works on the San Francisco Earthquake, biographies of President James A. Garfield, and a work on Jesse and Frank James. Featured in this lot are two antique salesmen samples for the titles "Billy" Sunday, The Man and His Message and The Life of James Abram Garfield by William Balch. 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 7146

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique school books:

- Cobb's Juvenile Reader, No. 3 by Lyman Cobb - Dated 1839 by Mack, Andrus and Woodruff (Ithaca) - Boards cracking from spine.
- The Columbian Spelling-Book by Daniel Crandall - Dated 1833 by H. & E. Phinney (Cooperstown) - Rebound, lacking top edge of front board.
- The American Manual by Moses Severance - Dated 1836 by S.H. Henry & Co. (Cazenovia) - Rebound.
- The Historical Reader Designed for the Use of Schools and Families by Rev. J.L. Blake - Dated 1830 by E. Peck & Co. (Rochester) - Leather binding with gilt embossing. Spine cover and front board detaching.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7147

$40
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Medium: Framed original engraved vellum page
Year: c1650
Dimensions: Frame measures 12 1/2" by 17 1/2"

Details/Condition: This piece features an original antique engraved vellum page with red and black lettering. The page was excised from a large antique volume and is in Latin. "Decembris XXVI" is at the top of the page. The work shows fine patina, with age-toning and light moisture indications to the page.
 
Lot 7148

$70
This lot includes the ten author-signed copies of Reflections: Life After the White House by Barbara Bush shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of former First Lady Barbara Bush, 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 7149

$15
This lot includes the group of books related to New York State shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes four books from the Roycrofters, based outside of Buffalo, NY, two pamphlets on the Port of Albany, two pamphlets from the Albany Morning Express and a pamphlet of a poem by Amelia Josephine Burr printed by The Comstock Publishing Company of Geneva, NY. 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 7150

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

Item Description: Miscellaneous Glassware, Ceramic Miniatures, & Metal Box
Number of Pieces: 19 (including lids)
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. Included in this lot is an unmarked, unpainted glass pitcher which has a small crack at the handle. 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 7151

$120
This lot includes the group of approximately 50 original excised pages from antique issues of Vanity Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). These pages include engravings of various men, signed in the plates by Spy (Sir Leslie Ward), Ape (Carlo Pellegrini), Lib (Liborio Prosperi), Cloister, Guth and more. These pieces were amassed as part of the inventory of a printmaker. These pieces are shrink wrapped with a stiff board and are ready for resale. 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. 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 7152

$50
This antique broadside is an original piece used to promote a Minstrel Show at Chatahm Theatre

Printer: Applegate's Steam Press, New York
Date: March 13, 1845
Dimensions: 6 3/4" by 19 3/4"

Condition/Details: This antique piece was used to promote a Minstrel Show at the Chatham Theatre of New York City. This broadside announces performances by Mr. T. D. Rice, "The Original Jim Crow", who was one of the most popular minstrel show entertainers of his time. Included was Rice's performance of "Jumbo Jum" and "Bone Squash." Also included was performer John Dunn.

The Chatham Theatre or Chatham Street Theatre was a playhouse on the east side of Chatham Street in New York City. It was located between Roosevelt and James streets, a few blocks south of the Bowery. At its opening in 1839, the Chatham was a neighborhood establishment, which featured big-name actors and drama. By the mid-1840s, it had become primarily a venue for blackface minstrel shows. Frank S. Chanfrau restored some of its grandeur in 1848. (historical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

This broadside shows well, with some age/wear indications. The paper shows fine patina, with an age-toned color and light wear to the edges, as well as some occasional creases.
 
Lot 7153

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of miniature children's titles:

- The Robber Kitten by John Rea Neill - Dated 1904 by Henry Altemus Company - Text block is split and several signatures are detached.
- Dorcas Porkus by Tasha Tudor - Dated 1945 by Oxford University Press
- The Acorn Elf - Dated c1890 by Hodder & Stoughton - Oblong book, a "Stick Book". String binding.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7154

$25
This lot includes the group of antique "Motor Boys" Juvenile Series books by Clarence Young 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 7155

$70
This lot includes the group of mounted posters from the Adirondack National Exhibitions of American Watercolors shown in the corresponding image(s). According to the website of The Arts Center of Old Forge "The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors is a competitive exhibition open to all living artists working with watermedia on paper...All entries must be original." The posters in this lot all come from paintings by artist Don Getz from the 1986, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 Exhibitions. Each poster was hand-signed and dated by Getz. These posters show the natural beauty of the Adirondacks. These mounted pieces have a label on the back side from Plak-It. 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 7156

$15
This lot includes the group of reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot cover a variety of topics, including a domestic encyclopedia, dolls, health, fishing, a dictionary of foreign phrases, reprints and knots, as well as a two-volume set of the Book of Days. 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 7157

$40
This lot includes the 12 author-signed copies of "J" is for Judgment 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 7158

$50
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Doubleday
Printing Year: 2003 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black paper with black cloth spine and bright gilt embossing, this first edition, first printing volume is author-signed by Dan Brown on the title page. This volume is a stated first edition, with the complete number line on the copyright page and the misspelling of the word "scotoma" on page 243, misspelled as "skitoma." This book is in the original, mylar-covered dust jacket. The volume shows very well, and appears to have been read only once. The volume is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 454 pages.
 
Lot 7159

$70
Title: Works of Arthur Helps
Author: Arthur Helps
Publisher: William Pickering
Printing Year: 1845 and 1851
Number of Volumes: Four-volume set

Notes: Gorgeously bound in leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique collection contains works by the English author Arthur Helps. The works in this collection include two volumes of Friends in Council and one volume of each Companions of My Solitude and Claims of Labour. In Friends in Council, Helps varied his presentment of social and moral problems by dialogues between imaginary personages, who, under the names of Milverton, Ellesmere and Dunsford, grew to be almost as real to Helps's readers as they certainly became to himself. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This decorative set has been professionally restored, with gilt embossing on the boards and spines, green and black spine labels with gilt lettering, raised spine bands and gilded page edges. The volumes show some external age/wear, with rubbing along the edges of the boards and spine, and some splitting along the external hinges. The spine cover of Companions of My Solitude detached along the front external hinge and the front board detached. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 4 1/4" x 6 1/2".
 
Lot 7160

$25
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Scouts of the Prairie, Captain Jeff and the Squeeze Box, Cowboy Small, Andersen's Fairy Tales, Robinson Crusoe, Ali Baba, Ding-Dong Stories, and Mother-Play Nursery Songs. 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 7161

$20
This auction lot includes the following pair of Saalfield Publishing's children's titles illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat:

- The Ugly Duckling - Dated 1931 by Saalfield Pub. Co.
- The Cock, the Mouse and the Little Red Hen - Dated 1931 by Saalfield Pub. Co. - There are several pieces of tape along the wrappers and spine.

These volumes are oblong, measuring approximately 13 1/2" x 10", in paper pictorial wrappers. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show well, with some age/wear indications. The illustrations by Peat show well.
 
Lot 7162

$35
This lot includes the group of vintage, original Oldsmobile manuals shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes come from the years 1946-49 and 1951. 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.
 
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