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Lot 7204

$300
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Fluted Rimmed Dishes
Number of Pieces: 9
Dimension: 8.5" 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. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 7205

$25
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800's and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include six volumes of the Cultivator publication, a monthly journal that was devoted to "agriculture, horticulture, floriculture and domestic and rural economy." These volumes contain issues from 1844-1847 and 1852. These volumes include in-text and full-page illustrations. These books show some advanced age/wear indications, including lacking and detached boards, detached pages, and moisture indications, among other issues.
 
Lot 7206

$120
Title: The Book of the Flower Fairies
Author: Cicely Mary Barker
Publisher: Blackie & Son Limited
Printing Year: c1927

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a first edition of Cicely Mary Barker's poems on flower fairies, combining her works on the fairies of Spring, Summer and Autumn. The work is contains many gorgeous, full-page color illustrations of various fairies. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and sunning along the extremities. The boards are separated along the internal hinges and the binding shows significant play, with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/4" and contains 92 pages.
 
Lot 7207

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique miniature Christian titles:

- Christian Perfection by Rev. John Fletcher - Dated 1844 by G. Lane & P. P. Sandford - An excerpt from Fletcher's treatise. Moisture indications throughout.
- The Doctrines and Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church - Dated 1844 by L. Swormstedt & J. T. Mitchell
- Die Geistliche Bible - Dated 1839 by Berlegt von C. Hammer (New Berlin, PA) - Moisture indications throughout.
- Petites Heures Paroissiales by Mgr. L' Archeveque de Besancon - Dated 1816 by Chez Chalandre

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7208

$25
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature 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 7209

$45
This lot includes the group of framed vintage circus photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material features approximately 30 photographs of circus performers, including dancers, clowns, trapeze artists and more. Several of the photographs feature the names of performers, including the Canestrelli Family, the Riccardo Troupe, Zapateen and Nikoleen, Dave Upton and Angela Wilnow, among others. Many of the photographs do not have names printed on them, some are identified by hand on the rear of the photograph. 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 7210

$50
This lot features five original professionally framed needlepoint designs. Featured among these pieces are floral and colorful patterns in a variety of colors, including two crafted with metallic shimmering threads. 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 7211

$80
Title: Norman Rockwell, My Adventures as an Illustrator
Author: Normal Rockwell
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inca
Printing Year: 1960 Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with brown labels on the front board and spine with bright gilt embossing, this vintage volume is the autobiography of the classic artist Norman Rockwell, with the artist's signature on the front fly leaf. The signature is below what appears to be a later inscription not written by Rockwell.

Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades.[1] Among the best-known of Rockwell's works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter (although his Rosie was reproduced less than others of the day), Saying Grace (1951), and the Four Freedoms series. He is also noted for his work for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA); producing covers for their publication Boys' Life, calendars, and other illustrations. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This is former library book, with a spine label adhered with clear tape and a bar code on both boards, a pocket on the front free endpaper and stamps on the endpapers. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and tearing along the spine and board edges. The boards are separated from the text block along the interior hinges, with remnants of adhesive along the rear hinge. Brown paper is adhered to the rear board. The binding shows play, with clean, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 436 pages, with additional pages of color plates at the end of the volume.
 
Lot 7212

$50
This lot includes the ten author-signed copies of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Susanna Clarke, 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 7213

$35
This lot includes the group of books and pamphlets on New York City shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include a booklet on the Empire State Building, a report of the President of the Borough of Brooklyn dated 1909, and a memorial for Reverend Robert Collyer. 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 7214

$80
This shelf lot includes the large group of agriculture 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 7215

$175
Title: Annual Reports of the Forest, Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York For 1904-1905-1906
Author: James S. Whipple, President, et al
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
Printing Year: 1907

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume provides government reports from the New York fishing and game commissioners from 1904 through 1906. The work is profusely illustrated with black and white plates within the text and full-page color illustrations, as well as fold-out maps. The illustrations within this volume have been collated according to the list of illustrations in the table of contents, and all are present. This is a former library volume, with handwritten, white lettering and tape on the spine, and pencil handwriting on the title page. The volume shows external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and rubbing to the extremities, with tearing along the edges of the spine cover. The text block shows extensive play, with age-toned pages. Several pages are detached, with chipping along the edges. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" and contains 419 pages.
 
Lot 7216

$30
This lot includes the pair of vintage design books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include a Wallpaper catalog from Sears Roebuck & Co. with actual wallpaper samples throughout and The Golden Book of Designs by Alexander Crane. 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 7217

$275
Title: A Defence of the Constitution of Government of the United States of America, Against the Attack of M. Turgot
Author: John Adams
Publisher: John Stockdale
Printing Year: 1794

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three-quarter leather with a spine label and gilt embossing, this antique volume is the second volume of John Adam's work on the United States, written before he became President, while he was in London. In this work, Adams repudiated the views of Turgot and other European writers as to the viciousness of the framework of state governments. Turgot argued that countries that lacked aristocracies needn't have bicameral legislatures. He thought that republican governments feature "all authorities into one center, that of the nation." In the book, Adams suggested that "the rich, the well-born and the able" should be set apart from other men in a senate—that would prevent them from dominating the lower house. Adams's Defence can be read as an articulation of the classical republican theory of mixed government. Adams contended that social classes exist in every political society, and that a good government must accept that reality. For centuries, dating back to Aristotle, a mixed regime balancing monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy—that is, the king, the nobles, and the people—was required to preserve order and liberty. (historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume was professionally rebound in antique boards and shows some external age/wear, with rubbing and chipping to the extremities of the leather and marbled paper. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. There are several signatures and bookplates from previous owners, both antique and modern, on the front endpapers. The is an ink stain on the rear endpapers, which has affected the last page of text. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 451 pages.
 
Lot 7218

$120
Title: All the King's Men
Author: Robert Penn Warren
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
Printing Year: 1946

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a second state of this Pulitzer Prize winning work, in a second state dust jacket.

Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He founded the influential literary journal, The Southern Review with Cleanth Brooks in 1935. He received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for his novel All the King's Men (1946) and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979. He is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with the gilt along the spine rubbed and some rubbing to the board and spine edges. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The mylar-covered dust jacket shows some wear, with tearing along the edges and a portion of the rear cover lacking along the bottom corner with the spine (measuring approximately 1"x2"). The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 464 pages.
 
Lot 7219

$1150
Title: El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote De La Mancha, Nueva Edicion, Corregida de nuevo, con nuevas notas, con nuevas estampas, con nuevo analisis, y con la vida de el autor nuevamente aumentada por D. Juan Antonio Pellicer , along with other works by Cervantes
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: D. Gabiel De Sancha
Printing Year: 1798
Number of Volumes: Complete five-volume set, with seven additional volumes

Notes: Decoratively bound in leather with black spine labels, bright gilt embossed lettering and designs, gilded page edges and silk bookmarks, this antique set is a scarce, important critical edition of the classic Spanish work Don Quixote. The five-volume set of this work includes notes, illustrations and analysis from the scholar and bibliographer D. Juan Antonio Pellicer. This work contains many engraved illustrations with tissue-paper guard sheets.

With this important five-volume set are seven additional antique works by Cervantes, each profusely illustrated, including: Los Seis Libros de Galatea (1784, two volumes); Viage Al Parnaso (1784), Novelas Exempliares De Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra (1803, two volumes); and Trabajos De Persiles y Sigismunda, Historia Setentrional (1802, two volumes).

These volumes have been professionally restored. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The top of the spine cover of the last volume of Don Quixote is lacking. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4".
 
Lot 7220

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

Item Description:Serving Bowl, Platter, & Salad Plate
Number of Pieces: 3
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)

This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. The items show some light indications of age/wear and have some glaze and/or surface imperfections.
 
Lot 7221

$60
Title: The American Book of the Dog
Editor: G. O. Shields
Publisher: Rand, McNally & Company
Printing Year: 1891 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in bright blue cloth with decorative bright gilt embossed design and lettering on the front board and spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition work on American dogs. According to the title page, this volume provides detail on "the origin, development, special characteristics, utility, breeding, training, points of judging, diseases, and kennel management of all breeds of dogs." The work contains many in-text and full-page illustrations and photographs of dogs. This is an ex-library volume with stickers on the spine and boards. A previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and sunning to the spine. The text block shows play, with age-toned pages and occasional moisture indications. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 702 pages, with additional unpaginated pages of advertisements at the rear.
 
Lot 7222

$35
This lot includes the group of books on New York State history shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include modern histories of Endicott, Tioga County, Broome County, railroads, and more. Also included are volumes pertaining to the City of Binghamton. 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 7223

$15
This lot includes the twelve author-signed copies of A Writer's Life by Gay Talese shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Gay Talese, 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 7224

$10
This lot includes the group of 1900s fashion plates and vintage photographs shown in the corresponding image. There are approximately 30 ladies fashion illustrations from pages of the Philadelphia Press, dating from 1908-1911. The vintage photographs portray their subjects holding books. In the largest photograph, a gentleman holds Familiar Quotations, and a lady holds The Secret of Art. 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 7225

$450
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Camille Pissaro
Medium: Original Etching with Aquatint and Drypoint
Year: c1890
Dimensions: Frame measures 17" by 21"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an original etching with aquatint and drypoint by renowned artist Camille Pissaro. This piece is titled "Faneuses d' Eragny" or "Haymkers at Eragny." Camille Pissarro (10 July 1830 – 13 November 1903) was a French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born in the Virgin Islands, where his father was of Portuguese Jewish descent and his mother was native Creole. He studied in Paris and London, becoming a permanent resident of France. His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, as he was the only artist to exhibit in both forms. Pissarro studied from great forerunners, including Courbet and Corot. He later studied and worked alongside Georges Seurat and Paul Signac when he took on the Neo-Impressionist style at the age of 54.

In 1884, famous painter Camille Pissarro moved to Éragny, a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. He remained until his death in 1903. He painted very beautiful impressionist and pointillist paintings such as the "Le Pré à Eragny" (1894) and "Soleil de Printemps dans le pré à Eragny" (1887), now in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris. This is now known as the "Eragny period" of his career. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

According to a note on the back of this piece "there were only some 20 proofs prior to this issue, and there was not reprint edition." This was cited from the Delteil catalogue of Pissaro prints #94. This piece was professionally framed with a label from Sola Art Gallery in Ithaca, New York. This piece shows well, with light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7226

$55
Title: An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 2000

Condition/Details: Bound in gray paper-covered boards, this volume is complete with dust jacket and bears an original signature of former First Lady, and current Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton's signature appears on the second flyleaf in bold, black ink. The volume shows mild external age/wear with edgewear to the dust jacket, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 311 pages.
 
Lot 7227

$30
This lot features the following original, antique handwritten letter from J. R. Hawley:

Date: April 30, 1874
Dimensions: Measures 5" by 7 3/4"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a handwritten letter from Joseph Roswell Hawley, dated 1874 and on the House of Representatives letterhead. The letter reads:

Dear Sir:
I read your letter of Feb. 28 with pleasure and gratitude. We now think (confidentially) that Congress will give us all the legislation we ask. But, whether it does or not, we are sworn to carry the enterprise through. Failure would be national dishonor. You are right, it can be made the greatest success of the day.
Respectfully Yours,
J. R. Hawley
Garfield (sp?) Johnson
Daily Exam
Buffalo, NY

J. R. Hawley (October 31, 1826 – March 18, 1905) was the 42nd Governor of Connecticut, a U.S. politician in the Republican and Free Soil parties, a Civil War general, and a journalist and newspaper editor. He served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was a four-term U.S. Senator. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This handwritten letter shows very well, with light age toning, concentrated along the edges.
 
Lot 7228

$25
This lot includes the group of Antique "Boy Scouts" Juvenile Series books shown in the corresponding image(s). The authors represented in this lot are Herbert Carter and Lieutenant Howard Payson. 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 7229

$50
Title: Frank Leslie's Pictorial History of The War of 1861
Editor: E. G. Squier
Publisher: Frank Leslie
Printing Year: 1861

Condition/Details: Bound in the original, oversized paper wrappers with black pictorial front, this antique volume is a very scarce printing of this period piece on the first year of the United States' Civil War. The work is profusely illustrated with engravings of the War, and includes a three-page fold-out engraving of soldiers in the Battle of Newberne, North Carolina. The volume shows advanced age/wear, with chipping, creasing and tearing to the wrapper and page edges. The previous owner's signature is at the top of the front wrapper and there are light moisture indications. The fold-out engraving is loose, and the text begins on page 17. This large work measures approximately 17" x 23".
 
Lot 7230

$30
This lot features five original professionally framed needlepoint designs. These large pieces feature sailboats and flowers. 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 7231

$45
Title: Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry
Author: William Carleton
Publisher: William Curry, Jun., and Co. (Dublin)
Printing Year: 1843
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in crimson cloth with intricate gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce work on the history of Ireland. The work is illustrated throughout with wood and steel engravings by "Harvey, Phiz, Franklin, Macmanus, Gilbert, and other Artists of Eminence." The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and tearing along the spine edges. The front board of volume one is detached from the text block along the internal hinge. The bindings show play, with at least the first signature of pages detached from the first volume. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".
 
Lot 7232

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

- The Poetical Works of Thomas Chatterton, with Notices of His Life by Thomas Chatterton - Dated 1842 by W. P. Grant - Two-volume set, very decoratively bound with bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges. The spine cover of volume one is split along the external hing with the front board.
- Stories of Boccaccio by Leopold Flameng - Dated 1890 by A. W. Lovering
- John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John L. Stoddard- Dated 1913 by Balch Brothers Co. - Includes four of the ten-volume set. Profusely illustrated with photographs.
- Joseph Conrad, Life and Letters by G. Jean-Aubry - Dated 1927 by Doubleday, Page & Co. - Two-volume set, spines are sunned.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7233

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of United States history 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 7234

$80
This lot includes the five author-signed copies of Pearl S. Buck's A House Divided shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Pearl S. Buck. These volumes are accompanied by letters from a bookseller which state that these copies were in Pearl Buck's home at the time of her death. 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 7235

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of antique New York State agricultural reports:

- Agriculture of New-York by E. Emmons - Dated 1854 by C. Van Benthuysen - Volume five only, with text and full-page plates.
- Agriculture of New-York by Ebenezer Emmons - Dated 1851 by C. Van Benthuysen - Two volumes, each titled volume three, with one containing text only and the other containing all full-page color plates.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These are all ex-library books, with labels on the spine, with black tape and clear tape, as well as other typical library indications. The edges of the boards and spines show rubbing and some tearing.
 
Lot 7236

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

Item Description: Planters
Number of Pieces: 9
Dimension: 3.5" and 4.5" tall

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

Since 1983, MacKenzie-Childs has made handcrafted, American-made ceramics, each piece a one-of-a-kind collectible at its facility in Aurora, New York in the Finger Lakes Region. Founded by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, the company continues a tradition of hand-made ceramics to this day, with every piece molded by hand, machine-pressed, or slip cast, fired up to three times, hand-glazed, and decorated. The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” (detail courtesy of MacKenzie-Childs' website)

The items in this lot show some indications of age/wear including some residue from previous use and/or surface imperfections. 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 7237

$40
This lot includes the group of author-signed books by Lawrence Block shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Lawrence Block. Titles include: Mona, The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian, The Specialists, The Burglar on the Prowl and A Long Line of Dead Men, 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 7238

$45
This lot includes the group of Victorian lithographs shown in the corresponding image. Featured among this material are tobacco playing cards from Trumps among other Victorian lithograph pieces. 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 7239

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

Item Description: Shallow Bowls, Plate and Saucers
Number of Pieces: 25
Dimension: Shallow Bowls - 3 1/2", Plate - 6 1/2", Saucers - 6"

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 7240

$25
Title: Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy
Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Publisher: Roberts Brothers
Printing Year: 1870

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is an early printing of Louisa May Alcott's classic work Little Women. The work contains several full-page illustrations, including frontispiece. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and spine. The spine is cocked and the binding shows play, with age-toned pages. There are moisture indications along the edge of the text block, which show on some of the pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 6 3/4" and contains 341 pages, with several pages of the publisher's advertisements at the rear.
 
Lot 7241

$175
Title: Nutshell Library: Pierre, A Cautionary Tale; Alligators All Around: An Alphabet; One Was Johnny: A Counting Book; Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months.
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
Printing Year: 1962
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set First Edition

Notes: Bound in red and white cloth with black lettering to spine and decorative designs to front covers, this vintage set is a scarce first edition of this wonderfully illustrated little set of classics for children by Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928), American writer and illustrator of children's literature. Each of these small books has a lesson to teach: Pierre is the cautionary tale of a little boy who says only "I don't care!" The others delightfully illustrate the alphabet, counting to ten, and the months of the year. These books "show Sendak at the height of his powers as a comic illustrator" (Carpenter & Prichard, 476). Some of the characters, like Pierre and Johnny, were later incorporated into the 1974 television special.
 
Lot 7242

$250
This lot features the following authentic piece(s) of MacKenzie-Childs ceramics:

Item Description: Breakfast Bowls, Egg Cups, Creamers, Sugar Bowls, & Lid
Number of Pieces: 11 (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. 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 7243

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

Item Description: Lidded Boxes & Candlesticks
Number of Pieces: 4
Dimension: Round Lidded Box - 5 1/4", Rectangular Lidded Box - 3 3/4" Long, Candlesticks - 5" 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.
 
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