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Lot 7244

$55
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 author. Authors represented in this lot include: James Patterson, Scott Turow, Sue Grafton, Lawrence Block and Patricia Cornwell. 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 7245

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

- The Heart of The New Thought by Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Dated 1902 by The Psychic Research Company
- The Seven Purposes, An Experience in Psychic Phenomena by Margaret Cameron - Dated 1918 by Harper & Brothers
- New Thought Lectures by F. W. Sears - Dated 1913 by New Thought Publishers
- Stevenson's Attitude To Life by John Franklin Genung - Dated 1901 by Thomas Y. Crowell and Company - In the dust jacket.
- The Road Away From Revolution by Woodrow Wilson - Dated 1923 by The Atlantic Monthly Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7246

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique juvenile series titles in dust jackets, which show light tearing around the edges:

- The Flying Machine Boys on Duty by Frank Walton - Dated 1913 by A.L. Burt Company
- The Motor Boys Afloat by Clarence Young - Dated 1908 by Cupples & Leon Company
- Dick Prescott's Second Year at West Point by H. Irving Hancock - Dated 1911 by The Saalfield Publishing Company (Akron)
- The Boy Scouts on Sturgeon Island by Herbert Carter - Dated 1914 by A.L. Burt Company - Dust jacket wrapped in mylar.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7247

$70
Title: The Holy Bible, Containing Old and New Testaments
Publisher: American Bible Society
Printing Year: 1860

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative blind-stamped cloth, this antique Bible was, according to a note inside, returned to a Union Civil War prisoner in the notoriously harsh Confederate Libby Prison Camp of Richmond, Virginia. The notes says "Libby Prison Bible given back by Confederate guard for a $5 gold piece, sent to Isaac Johnson "POW" by his wife Mary." Libby Prison, used only for Union officers, opened in 1861. It contained eight rooms, each 103 by 42 feet. Lack of sanitation and overcrowding caused the death of many prisoners between 1863 and 1864. Because of the high death toll, Libby Prison is generally regarded as second in notoriety only to Andersonville Prison in Georgia. In 1864, the Union prisoners were moved to Macon, Georgia, and Libby Prison was then used for Confederate military criminals. (historical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with the boards detached and the spine cover lacking. The binding of the text block shows play, with age-toned pages, showing some moisture indications. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 1,282 pages.
 
Lot 7248

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

- The Onondagan - Dated 1930 by Students of Syracuse University
- The Onondagan - Dated 1929 by Students of Syracuse University
- Yates County in the World War by E.D. Harrison - Dated 1921 by Privately Published - Paper wrappers are separated from the text block.
- The National Bank Note Detecter - Dated 1866 by A. S. Gear

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7249

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage literature titles:

- On Borrowed Time by Lawrence Edward Watkin - Dated 1937 by Alfred A. Knopf - Limited first edition, author-signed and in dust jacket.
- Fire Bell in the Night by Constance Robertson - Dated 1944 by Henry Holt & Company - Inscribed and signed by the author.
- Dark Trees to the Wind, A Cycle of York State Years by Carl Carmer - Dated 1949 by William Sloane Associates - Author-signed, stated first printing, in dust jacket, which shows tearing and wear.
- The Glorious Pool by Thorne Smith - Dated 1934 by Doubleday, Doran & Company - Stated first edition, in dust jacket.
- The Pallid Giant by Pierrepont B. Noyes - Dated 1927 by Fleming H. Revell Company - Author-signed. Pieces of the dust jacket are inside of the front board.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7250

$20
Title: Tree of Smoke
Author: Denis Johnson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Printing Year: 2007 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in mustard yellow cloth with black lettering along the spine, this author-signed volume is author Denis Johnson's National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist. This volume was signed on the title page by the author. The full number line appears on the copyright page. This book is in the original mylar-covered yellow, red and black dust jacket. This unread copy shows very light shelf wear. This is a remainder volume, with a black mark on the bottom edge of the text block. The dust jacket is unclipped, with the $27.00 price present. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 614 pages.
 
Lot 7251

$80
This lot includes the group of artwork signed by artist Daphne Sola of Ithaca, NY shown in the corresponding image(s). These pieces feature a pink and green floral design; deer among a blue, white and orange scene made of hand-made paper; a blue, green and grey scene; and two water scenes, both limited editions, numbered 6 of 30 and artist proof of 90. Each piece was professionally framed. 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 7252

$10
This lot includes the group of antique nature and agriculture books shown in the corresponding image(s), some of which have ex-library markings. 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 7253

$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 come from the Exhibitions of 2001 - from a painting by Don Getz - with an original signature; 1999, from a painting by Don Getz; 2003, from a painting by Don Getz - with an original signature; 2007 - from a painting by Robert Willman - with an original signature; 2006, from a painting by Guy Corriero - with an original signature; and 2005 - from a painting by Jim Camann - with an original signature. These posters show the natural beauty of the Adirondacks. The 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 7254

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of United States history titles:

- 501: This Is A Pair of Levi's Jeans... The Official History of the Levi's Brand by Lynn Downey, et al - Dated 1995 by Levi Strauss & Co.
- A Manual for Courts-Martial by uncredited author(s) - Dated 1920 by Government Printing Office
- The Red Network by Elizabeth Dilling - Dated 1935, Privately Published - In dust jacket.
- Incredible Perseverance by Edna B. Brown - Dated 1969 Stated First Edition by Vantage Press - In dust jacket, author-inscribed and signed.
- The Bluejacket's Manual, United States Navy by Lieutenant Norman R. Van Der Veer - Dated 1918 by Edwin N. Appleton

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7255

$30
This lot includes the group of miniature antique Christian books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes range in size from 3 1/2" x 5" to 2 1/4" x 3". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; because these are older books some have more advanced flaws, including detached or lacking boards and spine covers
Lot 7256

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

Theme: Christmas & New Year's Eve
Approximate number of cards in this group: 100

Condition/Details: These postcards include Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Many of the cards have handwritten notes and postage markings.
 
Lot 7257

$15
Title: Broadway Library of Eighteenth-Century French Literature
Author: various authors
Publisher: Brentano's
Printing Year: 1927
Number of Volumes: Eight-volume set

Notes: Bound in various color paper-covered boards with cloth spine backing, this antique collection includes eight works from 18th Century French writers. Writers in this group include Jean Jacques Rousseau, Madame Duhausset, Latude and Linguet, and Joseph Joubert, as well as letters and memoirs from Voltaire, Prince De Ligne and DucDe Lauzun. Each volume contains frontispiece illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2".
 
Lot 7258

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Lohn Le Carre, David Leavitt, Joe R. Landsale, Sarah Waters, Edward Wright, Stuart Woods, Robert Crais, Jack Whyte, Matt Haig, James Lee Burke, Rick Riorda, Michael Simon, Anne Perry and Jeff Shaaro, among many others. At least some of the volumes in this lot are first editions. Many of the volumes are in mylared dust jackets, and are in like-new condition. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7259

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature and poetry 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 7260

$200
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. Some imperfections to the glaze are present on this piece.
 
Lot 7261

$35
Title: The Novels and Poems of Charles Kingsley, Westminster Edition
Author: Charles Kingsley
Publisher: J. F. Taylor and Company
Printing Year: 1899
Number of Volumes: Complete 14-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set is a collection of the writings of the English novelist and historian Charles Kingsley. This set is from the limited edition Westminster Edition, numbered 836 of 1,000. The work contains frontispiece illustrations and full-page illustrations throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light moisture indications, occasional discoloration spots along the spines and shelf wear. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The volumes contain a decorative bookplate on the front endpaper. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2".
 
Lot 7262

$10
This lot includes the group of reference books on collectibles shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes provide detail on Iroquois arts, Niagara Falls souvenirs, military medals, Pez, purses thimbles, ladies' compacts, music boxes and silversmiths. 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 7263

$30
Title: State of New York, Public Papers of Theodore Roosevelt
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Publisher: Brandow Printing Company
Printing Year: 1899

Condition/Details: Bound in brown pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of official documents from Theodore Roosevelt's time as Governor of the State of New York, including addresses, correspondence, messages, proclamations, commutations and pardons. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Paper slip pasted to front endpaper reads "With the compliments of Theodore Roosevelt", with an autoprint signature. Also on the front free endpaper is the stamp of Hon. Benn Conger, a popular state senator of New York. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9.5" and contains 288 pages.
 
Lot 7264

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

Item Description: Fluted Dinner Plates
Number of Pieces: 8
Dimension: 10.5" diameter

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

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

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show some light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades.
 
Lot 7265

$325
Title: State Papers and Publick Documents of the United States
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: T. B. Wait & Sons
Printing Year: 1815
Number of Volumes: Two-volume set

Notes: Bound in leather boards with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce early collection of papers on the United States, "from the accession of George Washington to the presidency, exhibiting a complete view of our foreign relations since that time." The two volumes cover the years 1789-1796 and 1797-1801. The work includes at least one fold-out chart. The volumes show external age/wear, with all of the boards and front endpapers detached and the leather rubbed on the boards and spines. Other than the endpapers, the text blocks are tightly bound, with age-toned pages, with occasional foxing. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4".
 
Lot 7266

$20
Title: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: The Penguin Press
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine, this volume is a scarce, author-signed first printing of the first edition of the author's fourth book. The title page bears an original signature of author Michael Pollan. The volume is complete with mylar-protected dust jacket. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 450 pages.
 
Lot 7267

$20
This lot includes the 14 author-signed copies of July, July by Tim O'Brien shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of Tim O'Brien, 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 7268

$150
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 7269

$175
Title: The Works of Thomas Hood
Author: Thomas Hood
Publisher: E. Moxon, Son & Co.
Printing Year: 1869-73
Number of Volumes: Complete ten-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with three-quarter maroon leather, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of British humorist and poet Thomas Hood. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait in the first volume and in-text illustrations throughout. These volumes have been professionally rebound in handsome bindings by Root & Son. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities and shelf wear and some occasional white discoloration to the boards. Several of the spine covers have wear along the top edges and along the external hinges with the boards. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edge and crimson bookmarks. The books measure approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/2".
 
Lot 7270

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique "Ralph" Juvenile Series in mylar covered dust jackets:

- Ralph on the Army Train by Allen Chapman - Dated 1918 by Grosset & Dunlap - Dust jacket lacking bottom front corner.
- Ralph on the Engine by Allen Chapman - Dated 1909 by Grosset & Dunlap

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7271

$80
This shelf lot includes the group of miniature 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 7272

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique New York State history titles:

- The Cornell 1913 Class Book - Dated 1913 by Cornell University
- Salmagundi - Dated 1917 by Colgate University
- The Genesee Farmer: A Monthly Journal Devoted to Agriculture & Horticulture, Domestic and Rural Economy by Edaniel Lee - Dated 1847 by D. D. T. Moore - Lacking boards and portions of spine cover, advanced wear to some pages.
- Lowville, Croghan and Beaver Falls Directory - Dated 1913 by Calkin-Kelly Directory Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7273

$10
This lot features the following authentic pieces of Royal Copenhagen's Golden Basket pattern porcelain:

Item Description: Serving Dishes
Number of Pieces: 4
Dimension: Gravy Boat with Under Plate - 7 1/4" long", Oval Platters - 9 3/4", Round Lidded Dish - 5" diameter

Details/Condition: This lot includes the pieces of original vintage Royal Copenhagen porcelain shown in the corresponding image. These pieces are from the "Golden Basket" line, decorated in a gilt and peach floral arrangement in a basket, centered in a wide gilt band around the edge of the pieces.

Royal Copenhagen, officially the Royal Porcelain Factory, is a manufacturer of porcelain products and was founded in Copenhagen in 1775 under the protection of Queen Juliane Marie. It is recognized by its factory mark, the three wavy lines above each other, symbolizing Denmark’s three straits: Oresund, the Great Belt and the Little Belt. (description courtesy of Wikipedia)

All items in this lot are in very good condition or may show light indications of age/wear.
 
Lot 7274

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

Item Description: Wine Glasses
Number of Pieces: 6
Dimension: 5.5" tall

Details/Condition: This lot includes the piece(s) of original MacKenzie-Childs glassware 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 and glassware, 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 and hand-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 very light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades.
 
Lot 7275

$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: Randy Wayne White, John Sandford, Philip Kerr, Lee Child, Joe R. Lansdale, C. J. Box, Orson Scott Card and Rick Riordan, 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 7276

$10
This lot includes the twelve author-signed copies of Mallets Aforethought by Sarah Graves shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Sarah Graves, 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 7277

$25
This lot includes the group of children's books by Arthur Scott Baily shown in the corresponding image(s). These are Grosset & Dunlap printings, and include stories of many animals, including Old Mr. Crow, Peter Mink, Rusty Wren, Grunty Pig, Billy Woodchuck, and many more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7278

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

Item Description: Trivets & Tiles
Number of Pieces: 14
Dimension: 6" x 6", and 8" x 8"

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

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

All items in this lot are in as-new condition or may show some light indications of age/wear. This estate included both first and second quality pieces and this lot may include both or either of those grades. There may be imperfections to the glaze of some pieces.
 
Lot 7279

$500
Title: The Works of G. P. R. James, Esq.
Author: G. P. R. James
Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co.
Printing Year: 1844
Number of Volumes: Complete 21-volume set

Notes: Handsomely bound in marbled paper with three quarter leather, raised spine bands and bright, intricate gilt embossing, this antique set is a collection of works by the English novelist and historical writer G. P. R. James. These volumes have been professionally restored in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light rubbing along the extremities, some sunning to the spines and light shelf wear. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/4".
 
Lot 7280

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique catalogs and directories:

- Phillips' Newspaper Rate-Book - Dated 1884 by Jno. F. Phillips & Co.
- The Year Book and Proceedings of the Second Annual Convention in Boston, Mass. - Dated 1913 by The United States Brewers' Association - Ex-library volume.
- Hide and Leather's Classified Directory, 1930 Edition - Dated 1930 by The Jacobsen Publishing Company
- Official American Textile Directory - Dated 1922 by Textile World, Bragdon, Lord & Nagle Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Several of these volumes show some more advanced wear indications.
 
Lot 7281

$30
This lot includes the group of World history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes cover a variety of topics, including South America, the Panama Exposition, the Russian Revolution, Eminent Asians, London and Europe prior to WWII. 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 7282

$2100
Title: Journal of the Plague Year: Being Observations Or Memorials, Of The Most Remarkable Occurrences, As Well Publick As Private, Which Happened In London During The Last Great Visitation In 1665
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: E. Nutt
Printing Year: 1722 First Edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in two-toned leather with bright gilt embossing and gilt tooling along the spine and crimson spine label, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of Daniel Defoe's history of the Plague of 1665. The work was published uncredited to Defoe, with the author instead being listed as "A Citizen who continued all the while in London."

Journal of the Plague Year is a fictionalized account of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague struck the city of London. The book is told roughly chronologically, though without sections or chapter headings. Although it purports to have been written several years after the event, it actually was written in the years just prior to the book's first publication in March 1722. Defoe was only five years old in 1665, and the book itself was published under the initials H. F. The novel probably was based on the journals of Defoe's uncle, Henry Foe.

In the book, Defoe goes to great pains to achieve an effect of verisimilitude, identifying specific neighborhoods, streets, and even houses in which events took place. Additionally, it provides tables of casualty figures and discusses the credibility of various accounts and anecdotes received by the narrator. The novel often is compared to the actual, contemporary accounts of the plague in the diary of Samuel Pepys. Defoe's account, although fictionalized, is far more systematic and detailed than Pepys's first-person account. (description courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume has been professionally rebound in a decorative binding, with bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges and marbled endpapers. The volume shows some external age/wear, and the front board is detached. There is some light rubbing along the extremities of the spine and boards. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Two decorative bookplates from previous owners are on the front endpapers. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 287 pages.
 
Lot 7283

$55
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 author. Authors represented in this lot include: Scott Turow, Patricia Cornwell, Mary Higgins Clark, Christopher Paolini, Robert B. Parker, Gay Talese, Lawrence Block 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 7284

$550
Title: The Bar-Tender's Guide; or, How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks
Author: Jerry Thomas
Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald
Printing Year: 1876

Condition/Details: Bound in light rust-colored cloth with black lettering and designs, this antique volume is considered the original bartender's guide, written by Jerry Thomas, considered "the father of American mixology" because of his pioneering work in popularizing cocktails across the United States. In addition to writing the seminal work on cocktails, his creativity and showmanship established the image of the bartender as a creative professional. As such, he was often nicknamed "Professor" Jerry Thomas. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

Included bound with this work is Professor Christian Schultz's Manual for the Manufacture of Cordials. The work is illustrated with in-text engravings. The volume shows significant external age/wear, with advanced moisture indications and rubbing to the cloth. The text block is well bound with some play and age-toned pages, which show moisture indications. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 130 pages and several unpaginated pages of the publisher's advertisements.
 
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