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Lot 7163

$25
This lot features the following original letter of induction to the Institute of 1770:

Date: September 30, 1865
Dimensions: Measures 5" by 7 3/4"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a letter of induction for H. M. Whitman into the Institute of 1770 of Harvard, signed by the secretary J. A. Putnam. The Institute of 1770 is now known most frequently as The Hasty Pudding Club, a social club for Harvard students. It was founded by Nymphus Hatch, a junior at Harvard College, in 1770. The club counts five U.S. Presidents (John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy) among its noteworthy members. The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the Radcliffe Pitches, and the Harvard Krokodiloes were founded at the Hasty Pudding Club. All of these groups are part of the Institute of 1770 and share clubhouse space as well as retain various social affiliations with the Pudding; their activities are focused on the performing arts, and they select members through open auditions. (historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This typed letter with handwritten names and date and the original crimson seal of the Institute, shows well, with light age toning and wear along the edges of the paper.
 
Lot 7164

$25
Title: Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture, 1887
Author: various authors
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in blind-stamped black cloth, this antique volume is a scarce early government printing on agriculture, with reports on botany, entomology, vegetable pathology, mammalogy, and pomology, among other specialties. The work is illustrated with many full-page engravings, including several in color. The volume shows advanced external age/wear, with heavy moisture indications and rubbing to the cloth and some tearing along the front board edge. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound with some play and age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 724 pages.
 
Lot 7165

$200
Title: Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet, Containing a Series of Elegant Views of the Interesting Objects of Curiosity
Author: James Storer
Publisher: W. Clarke
Printing Year: 1807
Number of Volumes: Complete 10-volume set (bound in five volumes)

Notes: Handsomely bound in leather with bright gilt embossing on the boards and spine, this antique set is a collection of writings on places, architecture, and other "objects of curiosity". The work is profusely illustrated with engravings facing almost every other page and engraved title pages. These volumes have been professionally restored in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light shelf wear, mild sunning to the spines and light tearing along the spine edges. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges and marbled endpapers. A decorative bookplate is on the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 4" x 6 1/4".
 
Lot 7166

$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 unglazed base of the pedestal.
 
Lot 7167

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of collectibles 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 7168

$35
This lot includes the pair of Japanese illustrated children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books measure approximately 9 1/4" x 12 1/2". These volumes were published c1940, and are filled with brightly colored illustrations of children, animal and Japanese families in various settings. The volumes show fine patina, with light age/wear indications, including creasing and tearing to the paper wrappers and pages. 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 7169

$325
Title: The Dramatick Works of John Dryden
Author: John Dryden
Publisher: Jacob Tonson
Printing Year: 1735
Number of Volumes: Complete six-volume set

Notes: Bound in leather with raised spine bands, gilt embossing and brown and black spine labels, this antique set is a collection of the plays of John Dryden, an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. The work contains engravings throughout, with full-page engravings and a title page preceding each play. These volumes have been professionally rebound in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities. The text blocks are solidly bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 4" x 6 1/2".
 
Lot 7170

$60
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 Christopher Paolini. At least some of the volumes in this lot are first editions. The volumes are in mylared 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 7171

$45
This lot includes the ten author-signed copies of The Adventures of Vin Fiz by Clive Cussler shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Clive Cussler, 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 7172

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique & vintage titles on history:

- Paoli: The Last of the Missionaries by W.C. Kitchin - Dated 1890 by Robert Bonner's Sons - Ex-library volume with gilt embossing. Front board cracking.
- The Heritage of the Commonwealth and Other Papers by Rob Roy McGregor Converse - Dated 1916 by Doubleday, Page & Company - Author-signed ex-library volume with gilt embossing.
- Our Famous Women by Harriet Beecher Stowe et al - Dated 1884 by A.D. Worthington and Company - Three quarter leather binding with raised bands.
- Lieutenant Emory Reports edited by Ross Calvin - Dated 1951 by The University of New Mexico Press - Ex-library volume in mylar covered dust jacket.
- The Great Events of our Past Century by R.M. Devens - Dated 1881 by Hugh Heron - Ex-library volume with decorative gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7173

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

Item Description: Serving Platters
Number of Pieces: 3
Dimension: Round Platter - 8 1/2" diameter, Oval Platter - 9 1/2" and Rectangular Platter - 10" long

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 7174

$10
Title: The Mercantile Agency Reference Book
Author: various authors
Publisher: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Printing Year: 1936

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume provides "ratings of merchants, manufacturers and traders throughout...Dist. of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia." The work is illustrated with "Skeleton Route Maps" of each state. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light rubbing to the spine and extremities. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is solidly bound with very thin, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 11 1/2" x 16".
 
Lot 7175

$55
Title: East Wind: West Wind
Author: Pearl Buck
Publisher: The John Day Company
Printing Year: 1957

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with gilt embossed design on the front board and spine and in the original dust jacket, this vintage work is signed by author Pearl Buck on the half-title page. This is a later printing of Buck's first published novel.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973) also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an award-winning American writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces." (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 277 pages.
 
Lot 7176

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on domestic science & commerce:

- Cottage Economy by William Cobbett - Dated 1833 by John Doyle - Boards detaching and stained.
- How to Keep a Store by Samuel H. Terry - Dated 1887 by Fowler & Wells Co. - Decorative gilt embossing. Boards cracking.
- The New Hostess of To-Day by Linda Hull Larned - Dated 1913 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Boards cracking.
- Home Comfort Cook Book by uncredited author - Dated c1893 by uncredited publisher - Profusely illustrated. Rebound in wrappers covered in cloth.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7177

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage and antique literature:

- Main Street by Sinclair Lewis - Dated 1920 by Harcourt, Brace and Howe - First edition, later printing.
- Elmer Cantry by Sinclair Lewis - Dated 1927 by Harcourt, Brace and Howe
- Sketches by Mark Twain - Dated 1879 by Belfords, Clarke & Co. - "Now First Published in Complete Form" stated on title page. Front board is detached from the text block.
- A Prince's Dreamers by Flora Annie Steel - Dated 1909 by Doubleday, Page & Company
- A Gringo in Manana-Land by Harry L. Foster - Dated 1924 by Dodd, Mead

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7178

$40
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written by Patricia Cornwell shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Patricia Cornwell. Some titles include: At Risk, Trace, Unnatural Exposure and Cruel and Unusual, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7179

$25
This lot includes the group of stereoview cards shown in the corresponding image. This collection includes nearly 20 cards, featuring various military-related photographs, including images from the Russo-Japanese War, the Boer War, and very scarce cards portraying the Belgian Army during the early phase of World War One, as well as images of Indian Lancers and elephants at Durbar. These photographs portray soldiers, destruction during war, antique artillery, engineers, and more. These stereoview cards show very well, with light age/wear. 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 7180

$35
This lot includes the group of Western themed literature in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors represented in this lot are: Zane Grey, Robert Ames Bennet, Charles Alden Seltzer, Eugene Manlove Rhodes, Janes B. Hendryx, Ridgwell Cullum, & Fran Stiker. 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 7181

$650
Title: The Works of Lord Byron
Author: Lord Byron
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1832
Number of Volumes: Complete 17-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled paper with three-quarter leather raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Lord Byron. This collection is also known as Murray's edition, and includes the author's biography by Thomas Moore. The work is illustrated with engraved frontispieces and title pages. These volumes have been professionally rebound by Root & Son in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities and some wear along the top edge of the spine covers. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges, marbled endpapers and crimson silk bookmarks. The previous owner's bookplate is on the front endpapers. The books measure approximately 4 1/4" x 6 3/4".
 
Lot 7182

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique history titles on Binghamton, New York:

- Better Binghamton, A Report to The Mercantile-Press Club of Binghamton, NY by Charles Mulford Robinson - Dated 1911 by Mercantile-Press Club
- Williams' Binghamton City Directory for 1900 by J. E. Williams - Dated 1900 by Republican Book Print - Some advanced wear, with boards separating from spine and text block.
- The Farm Journal Illustrated Rural Directory of Broome County, New York - Dated 1917 by Wilmer Atkinson Company
- Boyd's Binghamton Directory, 1859-60 - Hand-typed reprint of the original directory, with limited details.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7183

$40
This lot includes the 17 author-signed copies of The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author John Berendt, 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 7184

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

Item Description: Ceramic Rabbits
Number of Pieces: 9
Dimension: approximately 10" tall, 10" long

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 show advanced wear, including cracks, chips, and some breakage which has been glued. Some of the rabbits have openings on the top and/or bottom. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7185

$25
This lot features the following authentic pieces of Wedgwood Blue Jasper Ware pottery:

Item Description: description
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: 6" and 6 1/2" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the pieces of original vintage Wedgwood pottery shown in the corresponding image. These pitchers come from Wedgwood's "Queen's Ware" line. The stamps on the bottom of the pitchers indicate these pieces were made after 1940.

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). (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 7186

$35
This lot includes the group of antique French prints shown in the corresponding image. This material includes seven Gebbie & Husson prints and 24 others, including Goupil and an unbound oversized book Alburm-Evenement from 1865-66, featuring many black and white prints. 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. Several of the pieces in this lot show age-toning to the paper and some moisture indications.
 
Lot 7187

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature and poetry titles:

- The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats - Dated 1885 by Estes & Lavriat - Illustrated by Edmund H. Garrett
- Bryant's First and Last Poems - Thanatopsis and The Flood of Years by William Cullen Bryant - Dated 1878-9 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Illustrated by W. J. Linton.
- From Powder Monkey to Admiral: A Story of Naval Adventure by W. H. G. Kingston - Dated c1900 by Edgewood Publishing Company
- Deacon Babbitt by Edgar G. Blankman - Dated 1906 by The John C. Winston Company - Author-signed.
- Legends in Verse; Humorous, Serious, Sarcastic, Sentimental, and Supernatural by Alfred W. Cole - Dated 1855 by James Blackwood

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Several of the volumes in this lot show advanced wear, including loose and detached boards, significant play to the bindings, moisture indications, and more.
 
Lot 7188

$15
This lot includes the group of vintage Binghamton, NY directories shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are from 1947, 1951, 1955, 1966, 1968, 1969 and 1974. 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 7189

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

Item Description: Shallow Bowls, Match Holders and Spoon Holders
Number of Pieces: 17
Dimension: Shallow Bowls - 5 1/2"

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 7190

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

Item Description: Candlesticks, Paper Shades, & Brass Candle Followers
Number of Pieces: 26 (includes 6 Candlesticks, 14 Paper Shades, & 6 Brass Candle Followers
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. One of the smaller candlesticks has a chip at the rim. 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 7191

$70
This lot includes the group of nineteen antique New York State Agricultural Reports shown in the corresponding image(s). These works include Annual Report of the New York State Agricultural Society from non-consecutive years from 1845-1899 (most of which have full-page and fold-out illustrations, charts and/or maps) and Bureau of Farmers' Institutes reports from 1901 and 1902. 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 7192

$50
Title: Rhythm and Repose
Artist: Remie Lohse
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1937 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper wrappers with a spiral binding, this vintage volume is a scarce first edition collection of photographs from Remie Lohse, signed by the artist on the half-title page. This work is in the scarce original box, with only the bottom of the box intact and only portions of the top of the box present. The work contains many black and white photographs of nude women, portraying the female body in a variety of poses. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 12" and contains 76 pages.
 
Lot 7193

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of miniature Christmas 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 7194

$100
This antique and vintage postcard group includes the following:

Theme: International & United States Travel
Approximate number of cards in this group: 200

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. These postcards include a large number from European travel destinations, as well as three Asian-themed postcards. Also included are many from various locations throughout the United States. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Many of the cards have handwritten notes and postage markings. Included with these postcards are several stamps that were included in the consignment with the cards.
 
Lot 7195

$80
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 17" x 14 1/4" to 12 1/4" x 14 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 7196

$60
This lot features the following pieces of three professionally framed nature-themed artwork:

- G. Connett - Watercolor - Dated 1964 in a frame that measures approximately 32 " by 27" - Titled "The Storm Wave" on the back side.
- R.W. Myers - Oil on Board - Dated 1992 in a frame that measures approximately 21" by 16"
- Jim Cameron - Print of a Watercolor - undated in a frame that measures approximately 27" by 22" - Titled "Moose" on the backside.
 
Lot 7197

$60
This lot includes the group of signed sports books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its author and/or subject. Authors and subjects represented in this lot include: Oscar De La Hoya, Joe Torre, Mike Schmidt, Janet Guthrie, George Foreman, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bobby Thomson, Martina Navratilova, Carmelo Anthony and Bill Ferrell, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7198

$25
This lot includes the group of works by Marcel Proust shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Within A Budding Grove, The Guermatntes Way, The Sweet Cheat Gone, The past Recaptured, The Captive and Swann's Way. 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 7199

$25
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include a popular titles, such as Water-Babies, The Sorcerer's Apprentice (from Disney's Fantasia), Billy Whiskers, Jr. and an original Boy Scout's Handbook, with the tire advertisement on the rear wrapper. 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 7200

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

Item Description: Wall Clocks
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimension: 8.5" diameter and 11" 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. The smaller of the two clocks has a small chip on its edge. 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 7201

$275
Title: The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher
Author: Henry Weber (introduction and notes)
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Co.
Printing Year: 1812
Number of Volumes: Complete 14-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in green cloth with three-quarter green leather, raised spine bands, crimson spine labels and gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of works by the English dramatists Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, who collaborated in their writing during the reign of James I. They became famous as a team early in their association, so much so that their joined names were applied to the total canon of Fletcher, including his solo works and the plays he composed with various other collaborators — Philip Massinger, Nathan Field, and many more. The first Beaumont and Fletcher folio of 1647 contained 35 plays; 53 plays were included in the second folio in 1679. Other works bring the total plays in the canon to about 55. While scholars and critics will probably never render a unanimous verdict on the authorship of all these plays — especially given the difficulties of some of the individual cases — contemporary scholarship has arrived at a corpus of about 12 to 15 plays that are the work of both men. (historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with linen-backed frontispiece portraits in volumes one and two and a linen-backed facsimile in volume one. These volumes have been professionally restored in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities, sunning to the spines and some moisture indications and discoloration. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges and marbled endpapers. The volumes contain the previous owner's bookplate on the front free endpapers. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4".
 
Lot 7202

$400
Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1960

Condition/Details: Bound in its original paper and cloth-covered boards, this rare copy of arguably the most important American modern classic, still bears its original dust jacket. This volume is a stated third impression of the first edition. This copy features the third printing dust jacket identification points including the quote from Truman Capote in green at the top of the front flap, and "Third Printing" stated on the lower left of the front flap, and the Truman Capote photograph on the rear.

Published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird was instantly successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. One critic explains the novel's impact by writing, "In the twentieth century, To Kill a Mockingbird is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism." In 2006, British librarians ranked the book ahead of the Bible as one "every adult should read before they die." It was adapted into an Oscar-winning film in 1962 by director Robert Mulligan, with a screenplay by Horton Foote. Since 1990, a play based on the novel has been performed annually in Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. To date, it is Lee's only published novel, and although she continues to respond to the book's impact, she has refused any personal publicity for herself or the novel since 1964. (courtesy of wikipedia)

The boards on this volume show some mild age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. The dust jacket is housed in a mylar cover and shows well with light wear along the edges. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.25" and contains 296 pages.
 
Lot 7203

$40
This lot includes the group of author-signed books written 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. Titles include: In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, Crusader's Cross, Pegasus Descending, Purple Cane Road, A Stained White Radiance, Cimarron Rose, The Tin Roof Blowdown and Cadillac Jukebox. 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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